Saturday, June 22, 1922

Geoff Morton was born in Acton, Middlesex.

Signed by Eddie Hapgood from Chelmsford City in 1948, Morton was the last line of a defence that earned a club-record eight consecutive league clean sheets the following season.

On Hapgood's controversial dismissal early in 1950, Morton submitted a transfer request but ultimately stayed for another two years, racking up more than 100 appearances before moving back to Essex with Southend United.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book,Watford FC On This Day