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Full Name: Herbert Rex Tilley
Born: 16 February 1929
Came from: Chippenham Town Went to: Swindon Town
First game: 21 March 1953 Last game: 16 April 1958
Appearances: 129 (129/0) Goals: 0
Tilley joined Argyle from non-league Chippenham Town and, after a slow start, became a fixture in the side at wing-half. He spent seven years with Argyle, providing the cross for many a goal but never getting on the scoresheet himself. After leaving Home Park he played for Swindon Town for two seasons before ending his career at Trowbridge Town.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in the following selected competitions: Southern & Western Leagues, Football League, FA Cup, League Cup, Minor Cups
Excluded: Football League (1939), War Leagues
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