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Dave Swain

That bustling, tireless red headed ball of energy that usually wears the number 9 shirt for Slough, is David Peter Swain, as skilful an acquisition as we have ever had in the front line and certainly a popular lad with the crowd.

Born in Kilburn in May 1942, Dave started playing football at St. Johns School, Kilburn, and eventually made the Willesden Schoolboys side in the area now known as Brent. On leaving school, Dave started work and began to ply football for a soft drinks firm. This was a very successful side in the Brentford and District League and Dave really enjoyed the time he spent with them.

In 1961 Dave was asked to join Tooting and Mitcham, after four reserve team games, he was in the first team, but again after four games he decided that it was too far to travel and parted company on very amiable terms. Dave then joined Hendon where he was to stay until 1966 and realised one of every footballers ambitions when he appeared at Wembley in the Amateur Cup Final, but he had to settle for a runners up medal, the winners being Wealdstone. The next season 67/68, Dave joined Wealdstone, possibly a case of “if you cannot beat then, join them” and stayed there until this season. During this time, Dave gained Middlesex Senior Cup Winners medals, Middlesex Charity Cup and was a member of the Wealdstone side that own the M.I. Floodlight League, that side being the only amateurs in the competition.

During the last close season, Wealdstone went to Majorca at the same time as Slough, and Dave was involved in a very bad car crash. In the car with him was Dave Underwood Junior, Ex West Ham player Alan Sealey and Brian Derby. After spending five days in hospital, which rather mucked up the holiday, Wealdstone arranged for them to stay on for another week, as they would not have been allowed to fly home due to the extensive injuries sustained.

Dave’s ambitions are very similar to most amateur players, a Cup winners medal, which he almost made, and an international cap, although he does not think that the latter is within the capabilities. Perhaps there are many who would disagree. Dave certainly has the ability, perhaps he will realise both his ambitions before long.

Representatives honours have gone Dave’s way, he has played for Middlesex on a number of occasions and has played for an FA XI.

Off the field, Dave is very modest and almost the opposite to the player we see on the field. . For a living, Dave is a driver for Schweppes which allows him the time to further his footballing career, which we hope will continue to be in the Amber and Blue of Slough.


Statistics

First Appearance: 15-08-1970 vs Tilbury
First Goal: 22-08-1970 vs Bishop's Stortford
Position: Striker
Total STFC Appearances: 70
Total STFC Goals: 23

Matches Played

Match Date Home Team Score Away Team Competition Goals Cards Report
06-10-1973Slough Town1-0Harlow TownLeague--Report
19-09-1973Slough Town6-0FelthamPremier Midweek FL--Report
02-05-1972Southall3-3Slough TownLeague--Report
25-09-1971Tilbury2-0Slough TownLeague--Report
21-09-1971Woking0-2Slough TownFA Cup--Report
18-09-1971Slough Town1-1WokingFA Cup--Report
11-09-1971Slough Town5-0AveleyLeague2-Report
06-09-1971Slough Town2-0Boreham WoodLeague--Report
30-08-1971Leatherhead1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
28-08-1971Slough Town2-1WembleyLeague--Report
23-08-1971Slough Town4-0SouthallLeague--Report
21-08-1971Dagenham3-2Slough TownLeague--Report
18-08-1971Redhill0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
14-08-1971Slough Town1-0TilburyLeague--Report
12-05-1971Slough Town2-1HayesLeague--Report
10-05-1971Wycombe Wanderers1-0Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
08-05-1971Dagenham1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
03-05-1971Hayes1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
01-05-1971Wembley0-0Slough TownLeague--Report
28-04-1971Wycombe Wanderers0-0Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
19-04-1971Slough Town1-1RedhillLeague--Report
17-04-1971Slough Town2-0TilburyLeague--Report
15-04-1971Boreham Wood1-2Slough TownLeague--Report
12-04-1971Slough Town2-0Grays AthleticLeague1-Report
10-04-1971Lewes1-2Slough TownLeague--Report
08-04-1971Slough Town6-3WealdstonePremier Midweek FL2-Report
05-04-1971Slough Town0-1LeatherheadLeague--Report
03-04-1971Bishop's Stortford1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
31-03-1971Slough Town2-0CheshuntLeague--Report
29-03-1971Slough Town1-0LewesLeague--Report
27-03-1971Dagenham1-2Slough TownFA Amateur Cup1-Report
13-03-1971Slough Town3-1Chesham UnitedB&B Senior Cup--Report
08-03-1971Slough Town2-1Boreham WoodLeague--Report
06-03-1971Maidenhead United0-1Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
01-03-1971Slough Town1-1Oxford CityPremier Midweek FL--Report
27-02-1971Aveley0-2Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
23-02-1971Wycombe Wanderers0-2Slough TownPremier Midweek FL2-Report
20-02-1971Slough Town3-1HendonFA Amateur Cup--Report
13-02-1971Hendon1-1Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
09-02-1971Leatherhead1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
06-02-1971Slough Town0-0Maidenhead UnitedB&B Senior Cup--Report
02-02-1971Cheshunt1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
30-01-1971Harwich0-3Slough TownFA Amateur Cup1-Report
16-01-1971Redhill1-3Slough TownFA Amateur Cup1-Report
11-01-1971Slough Town1-2Wycombe WanderersPremier Midweek FL--Report
09-01-1971Slough Town1-1RedhillFA Amateur Cup1-Report
26-12-1970Slough Town1-1Maidenhead UnitedLeague--Report
21-12-1970Slough Town6-1Chesham UnitedPremier Midweek FL2-Report
19-12-1970Slough Town4-1MarlowB&B Senior Cup1-Report
12-12-1970Slough Town0-1BarnetFA Cup--Report
05-12-1970Walton & Hersham1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
30-11-1970Slough Town3-1Maidenhead UnitedPremier Midweek FL1-Report
14-11-1970Harwich0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
09-11-1970Hillingdon Borough3-3Slough TownFA Cup--Report
17-10-1970Grays Athletic0-1Slough TownLeague--Report
12-10-1970Slough Town2-1MarlowPremier Midweek FL1-Report
10-10-1970Slough Town5-0KingstonianFA Cup3-Report
06-10-1970Marlow2-2Slough TownPremier Midweek FL--Report
03-10-1970Slough Town0-2Walton & HershamLeague--Report
26-09-1970Slough Town2-0WembleyLeague--Report
21-09-1970Slough Town2-0TilburyFA Cup--Report
19-09-1970Tilbury1-1Slough TownFA Cup1-Report
15-09-1970Maidenhead United1-0Slough TownPremier Midweek FL--Report
12-09-1970Slough Town3-0HarwichLeague--Report
07-09-1970Slough Town3-0SouthallLeague--Report
05-09-1970Eastbourne Borough1-3Slough TownAthenian League Cup--Report
02-09-1970Redhill1-3Slough TownLeague1-Report
25-08-1970Maidenhead United1-2Slough TownLeague1-Report
22-08-1970Slough Town4-0Bishop's StortfordLeague1-Report
15-08-1970Tilbury2-2Slough TownLeague--Report
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