Role: Former

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John Ford

Undoubtedly one of Slough's biggest "discoveries" during the close season was left-back John Ford who at 17 was the baby of a young side. John graduated straight from youth soccer to the Corinthian League.

He made his first-team debut with the opening match of the season and has missed only one since, when he was playing for the county youth team. Subsequently he was selected to captain the county youth side but asked to be released so that he could assist Slough against Epsom.

John moved with his family to Slough from West Drayton in 1958, having played for Southall G.S. and Uxbridge Juniors as a centre or inside-forward. John went to Slough Grammar School and played in the district team but he was better known in youth football. playing for two seasons in the all-conquertng Old Paludians team. He was in the all-conquering Old Pals side of 1960/61 and was in the County Youth side (under-18) that season and the next-the latter as captain.

At first he played at full-back but towards the end of last season went up into the forward line "for a laugh" and succeeded in scoring several goals.

Already this promising youngster has come to the notices of professional clubs and he has had a trial with Arsenal Youths but laughingly would answer only "no comment" when asked about the possibilities; of a professional future.

John joined the Rebels in 1961 and the same year signed amateur forms for Arsenal and played in the South-Eastern Counties League. He also signed Combination forms for Q.P.R.

Noted for his consistency and sportsmanship, he subsequently moved on to Wokingham Town in 1968, appearing for the team that defeated Slough in the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup Final in 1969.

John worked at the Town Hall. A cost clerk by profession, John says that besides soccer, his hobbies are collecting modern jazz records and playing golf. "But I'm not very good at it", he insists. John, always a consistent player, gained confidence - and apparently, a sense of adventure. It is nothing these days to see him challenging his opponents' goalkeeper.

To the question, "What is your favourite hobby?" he answered, "My wife ... and a very good hobby she is too!" If he can adapt himself to golf as well as he did to the left-back position, then he should soon be an accomplished golfer.


Statistics

First Appearance: 19-08-1961 vs Leatherhead
First Goal: 17-11-1962 vs Epsom
Position: Defender
Total STFC Appearances: 307
Total STFC Goals: 7

Matches Played

Match Date Home Team Score Away Team Competition Goals Cards Report
10-08-1968Slough Town0-0DagenhamMittras Cup--Report
04-05-1968Slough Town4-2LeytonLeague--Report
24-04-1968Slough Town4-1HornchurchMittras Cup--Report
23-04-1968Southall0-0Slough TownLeague--Report
15-04-1968Wycombe Wanderers2-3Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
13-04-1968Slough Town6-1HornchurchLeague--Report
11-04-1968Slough Town4-0Maidenhead UnitedWycombe Floodlit Lge.--Report
06-04-1968Aylesbury United1-0Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
30-03-1968Chesham United0-2Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
26-03-1968Maidenhead United0-2Slough TownWycombe Floodlit Lge.--Report
23-03-1968Slough Town0-0Chesham UnitedB&B Senior Cup--Report
18-03-1968Slough Town3-1RedhillLeague--Report
16-03-1968Hemel Hempstead0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
11-03-1968Slough Town1-1DagenhamLeague--Report
09-03-1968Slough Town3-1LeatherheadLeague--Report
06-03-1968Slough Town3-0Hertford TownMittras Cup--Report
02-03-1968Slough Town7-0Hemel HempsteadLeague--Report
28-02-1968Slough Town0-1Walton & HershamPremier Midweek FL--Report
24-02-1968Hayes0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
21-02-1968Tooting0-0Slough TownPremier Midweek FL--Report
17-02-1968Sutton United1-0Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
10-02-1968Slough Town1-1Sutton UnitedFA Amateur Cup--Report
03-02-1968West Auckland1-3Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
27-01-1968Marlow0-4Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
20-01-1968Slough Town3-2FinchleyFA Amateur Cup--Report
06-01-1968Slough Town1-2HounslowLeague--Report
03-01-1968Slough Town5-2HorshamMittras Cup--Report
30-12-1967Slough Town4-0Maidenhead UnitedLeague--Report
26-12-1967Maidenhead United0-4Slough TownLeague--Report
16-12-1967Slough Town4-1HoddesdonFA Amateur Cup--Report
04-12-1967Slough Town3-0WokingWycombe Floodlit Lge.--Report
02-12-1967Harwich1-3Slough TownLeague--Report
25-11-1967Slough Town5-0Grays AthleticLeague--Report
18-11-1967Walton & Hersham0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
15-11-1967Slough Town2-1Guildford CityPremier Midweek FL--Report
11-11-1967Hornchurch0-1Slough TownLeague--Report
07-11-1967Walton & Hersham0-2Slough TownPremier Midweek FL--Report
04-11-1967Slough Town9-1SouthallLeague--Report
01-11-1967Leytonstone2-1Slough TownFA Cup--Report
28-10-1967Slough Town2-2LeytonstoneFA Cup--Report
21-10-1967Finchley1-2Slough TownLeague--Report
14-10-1967Slough Town5-1Bishops StortfordFA Cup--Report
11-10-1967Slough Town3-3LeatherheadPremier Midweek FL--Report
07-10-1967Leyton0-4Slough TownLeague--Report
03-10-1967Horsham2-2Slough TownPremier Midweek FL--Report
30-09-1967Slough Town3-0Hertford TownFA Cup--Report
23-09-1967Hounslow1-3Slough TownLeague--Report
20-09-1967Slough Town1-0Windsor & EtonWindsor Hosp.--Report
16-09-1967Slough Town3-0Corinthian CasualsFA Cup--Report
09-09-1967Slough Town3-0Walton & HershamLeague--Report
06-09-1967Slough Town2-0HayesLeague--Report
02-09-1967Grays Athletic1-4Slough TownLeague--Report
28-08-1967Redhill3-3Slough TownLeague--Report
26-08-1967Slough Town6-2HarwichLeague--Report
23-08-1967Slough Town2-2FinchleyLeague--Report
19-08-1967Bishops Stortford1-2Slough TownLeague--Report
17-05-1967Slough Town1-0HendonUnknown Cup--Report
07-05-1967Windsor & Eton1-1Slough TownWindsor Hosp.--Report
29-04-1967Grays Athletic4-1Slough TownLeague--Report
26-04-1967Slough Town2-1LeatherheadLeague--Report
22-04-1967Dagenham1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
19-04-1967Slough Town0-0Hemel HempsteadLeague--Report
17-04-1967Maidenhead United2-1Slough TownWycombe Floodlit League--Report
12-04-1967Slough Town2-0SouthallWycombe Floodlit League--Report
06-04-1967Oxford City6-1Slough TownWycombe Floodlit League--Report
04-04-1967Walton & Hersham1-2Slough TownLeague--Report
01-04-1967Slough Town2-1HarwichLeague--Report
27-03-1967Leyton2-0Slough TownLeague--Report
25-03-1967Slough Town0-2DagenhamLeague--Report
22-03-1967Edgware1-4Slough TownLeague--Report
18-03-1967Worthing0-4Slough TownLeague--Report
14-03-1967Leatherhead1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
08-03-1967Hemel Hempstead1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
04-03-1967Skelmersdale1-0Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
25-02-1967Slough Town2-2SkelmersdaleFA Amateur Cup--Report
18-02-1967Chesham United2-1Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
11-02-1967Southall0-1Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
04-02-1967Slough Town4-0Chalfont St PeterB&B Senior Cup--Report
28-01-1967Harwich0-2Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
21-01-1967Hitchin Town1-3Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
18-01-1967Slough Town1-1FinchleyLeague--Report
14-01-1967Slough Town1-1Hitchin TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
31-12-1966Maidenhead United1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
26-12-1966Slough Town4-5Maidenhead UnitedLeague--Report
17-12-1966Witney0-4Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
13-12-1966Maidenhead United2-0Slough TownMittras Cup--Report
03-12-1966Hayes0-1Slough TownLeague--Report
26-11-1966Slough Town6-0HounslowLeague--Report
19-11-1966Bishops Stortford0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
14-11-1966Slough Town0-1Maidenhead UnitedMittras Cup--Report
12-11-1966Slough Town1-1Grays AthleticLeague--Report
05-11-1966Marlow1-2Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
29-10-1966Slough Town7-0HazellsFA Amateur Cup--Report
22-10-1966Hazells2-2Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
15-10-1966Slough Town4-1Bishops StortfordLeague--Report
08-10-1966Bracknell Town0-4Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
03-10-1966Slough Town1-4Wycombe WanderersWycombe Floodlit League1-Report
01-10-1966Finchley3-2Slough TownFA Cup--Report
24-09-1966Hounslow2-0Slough TownLeague--Report
17-09-1966Clapton0-2Slough TownFA Cup--Report
10-09-1966Slough Town3-2HayesLeague--Report
07-09-1966Slough Town1-2EdgwareLeague--Report
03-09-1966Slough Town2-0DagenhamFA Cup--Report
29-08-1966Slough Town3-1Walton & HershamLeague1-Report
27-08-1966Finchley1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
23-08-1966Southall2-0Slough TownLeague--Report
20-08-1966Slough Town3-2LeytonLeague--Report
22-05-1966Windsor & Eton1-2Slough TownWindsor Hosp.--Report
19-05-1966Slough Town3-0Maidenhead UnitedWycombe Floodlit League--Report
11-05-1966Slough Town2-1ReadingWycombe Floodlit League--Report
09-05-1966Reading2-0Slough TownWycombe Floodlit League--Report
04-05-1966Slough Town0-1LeatherheadLeague--Report
26-04-1966Finchley4-0Slough TownLeague--Report
23-04-1966Slough Town5-0HornchurchLeague--Report
20-04-1966Edgware0-0Slough TownLeague--Report
11-04-1966Walton & Hersham2-2Slough TownLeague--Report
02-04-1966Slough Town1-1Grays AthleticLeague--Report
28-03-1966Slough Town1-2Wycombe WanderersWycombe Floodlit League--Report
26-03-1966Maidenhead United3-1Slough TownLeague--Report
19-03-1966Leatherhead1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
12-03-1966Slough Town3-2HayesLeague--Report
02-03-1966Slough Town2-1Hemel HempsteadLeague--Report
26-02-1966Slough Town2-0LeytonLeague--Report
19-02-1966Slough Town3-0WorthingLeague--Report
05-02-1966Slough Town3-4Maidenhead UnitedB&B Senior Cup--Report
29-01-1966Hemel Hempstead2-3Slough TownLeague--Report
22-01-1966Hounslow4-3Slough TownLeague--Report
08-01-1966Slough Town1-2Maidenhead UnitedLeague--Report
01-01-1966Southall1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
21-12-1965Wycombe Wanderers0-2Slough TownWycombe Floodlit League--Report
18-12-1965Slough Town10-0Carshalton AthLeague--Report
04-12-1965Hayes1-2Slough TownLeague--Report
27-11-1965Slough Town1-2Hemel HempsteadFA Amateur Cup--Report
20-11-1965Dagenham5-3Slough TownLeague--Report
13-11-1965Slough Town3-0Walton & HershamLeague--Report
08-11-1965Slough Town2-1Oxford CityMittras Cup--Report
06-11-1965Chalfont St Peter0-1Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
30-10-1965Slough Town0-3HounslowLeague--Report
27-10-1965Oxford City6-1Slough TownMittras Cup--Report
23-10-1965Wokingham Town0-3Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
19-10-1965Maidenhead United1-1Slough TownWycombe Floodlit League--Report
16-10-1965Slough Town0-1FinchleyLeague--Report
09-10-1965Wolverton0-4Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
25-09-1965Hornchurch2-2Slough TownLeague--Report
18-09-1965Slough Town0-1Metropolitan PoliceFA Cup--Report
11-09-1965Grays Athletic2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
04-09-1965Slough Town5-3WembleyFA Cup--Report
30-08-1965Worthing3-2Slough TownLeague--Report
28-08-1965Slough Town6-0EdgwareLeague--Report
26-08-1965Slough Town5-1SouthallLeague--Report
21-08-1965Carshalton Ath3-6Slough TownLeague--Report
01-05-1965Slough Town5-0Eastbourne BoroughLeague--Report
29-04-1965Tilbury1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
27-04-1965Letchworth2-0Slough TownLeague--Report
24-04-1965Slough Town4-0DorkingLeague1-Report
21-04-1965Slough Town3-3Harrow BoroughLeague--Report
19-04-1965Chesham United2-4Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
17-04-1965Horsham1-3Slough TownLeague--Report
16-04-1965Hemel Hempstead0-1Slough TownLeague1-Report
14-04-1965Slough Town1-0LetchworthLeague--Report
10-04-1965Slough Town7-2HorshamMemorial Shield--Report
07-04-1965Slough Town2-0Hertford TownLeague--Report
03-04-1965Horsham1-0Slough TownMemorial Shield--Report
31-03-1965Slough Town3-2UxbridgeLeague--Report
29-03-1965Dorking0-3Slough TownLeague--Report
20-03-1965Erith1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
13-03-1965Windsor & Eton3-2Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
06-03-1965Slough Town4-1EpsomLeague--Report
27-02-1965Slough Town6-1Hertford TownMemorial Shield--Report
13-02-1965Slough Town2-1Chesham UnitedMemorial Shield--Report
06-02-1965Hazells2-3Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
30-01-1965Eastbourne Borough1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
23-01-1965Wembley0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
16-01-1965Slough Town2-1Chalfont St PeterB&B Senior Cup--Report
09-01-1965Slough Town7-0Harlow TownLeague--Report
02-01-1965Slough Town1-0Chesham UnitedLeague--Report
26-12-1964Chesham United2-2Slough TownLeague--Report
19-12-1964Hertford Town2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
12-12-1964Slough Town4-0Hemel HempsteadLeague--Report
05-12-1964Epsom2-4Slough TownLeague--Report
28-11-1964Slough Town3-0Wokingham TownLeague--Report
21-11-1964Letchworth2-5Slough TownMemorial Shield--Report
07-11-1964Slough Town5-1HorshamLeague--Report
31-10-1964Slough Town4-0WembleyLeague--Report
24-10-1964Chalfont St Peter2-1Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
17-10-1964Hendon3-1Slough TownFA Cup--Report
10-10-1964Slough Town5-0Huntley & PalmersFA Amateur Cup--Report
03-10-1964Epsom0-1Slough TownFA Cup--Report
26-09-1964Slough Town14-1Hungerford TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
19-09-1964Slough Town2-0Carshalton AthFA Cup--Report
12-09-1964Slough Town4-0TilburyLeague--Report
05-09-1964Slough Town4-1Metropolitan PoliceFA Cup--Report
03-09-1964Uxbridge2-0Slough TownLeague--Report
29-08-1964Harrow Borough0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
27-08-1964Wokingham Town1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
22-08-1964Slough Town7-1ErithLeague--Report
02-05-1964Worthing5-0Slough TownLeague--Report
25-04-1964Slough Town3-2Wokingham TownS. Comb. Cup--Report
21-04-1964Uxbridge1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
18-04-1964Slough Town3-2Eastbourne BoroughLeague--Report
15-04-1964Slough Town1-1EdgwareLeague--Report
11-04-1964Slough Town3-0HorshamLeague--Report
08-04-1964Slough Town1-0Wokingham TownLeague--Report
04-04-1964Wokingham Town3-2Slough TownBenevolent Cup--Report
30-03-1964Eastbourne Borough1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
28-03-1964Dorking0-4Slough TownLeague--Report
21-03-1964Slough Town3-0LetchworthLeague--Report
14-03-1964Horsham1-3Slough TownLeague--Report
07-03-1964Wokingham Town2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
29-02-1964Slough Town4-2EpsomLeague--Report
22-02-1964Slough Town3-1DorkingLeague--Report
15-02-1964Worthing4-0Slough TownMemorial Shield--Report
08-02-1964Windsor & Eton2-0Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
01-02-1964Slough Town5-0Didcot TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
25-01-1964Newbury Town0-4Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
11-01-1964Slough Town2-1Chesham UnitedLeague--Report
04-01-1964Chesham United2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
28-12-1963Slough Town4-1UxbridgeLeague--Report
21-12-1963Wembley1-6Slough TownLeague--Report
14-12-1963Slough Town0-3LeatherheadLeague--Report
07-12-1963Slough Town4-2EdgwareMemorial Shield--Report
23-11-1963Letchworth2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
16-11-1963Slough Town2-1WembleyLeague--Report
09-11-1963Wokingham Town4-1Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
02-11-1963Epsom1-2Slough TownLeague--Report
26-10-1963Slough Town2-0Aylesbury UnitedFA Amateur Cup--Report
19-10-1963Erith2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
12-10-1963Slough Town6-0Hungerford TownFA Amateur Cup1-Report
05-10-1963Slough Town5-1Chalfont St PeterFA Amateur Cup--Report
28-09-1963Chalfont St Peter1-1Slough TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
21-09-1963Edgware0-3Slough TownLeague--Report
14-09-1963Slough Town3-1WorthingLeague--Report
07-09-1963Epsom2-1Slough TownFA Cup--Report
31-08-1963Slough Town1-2ErithLeague--Report
27-08-1963Slough Town6-1Windsor & EtonS. Comb. Cup--Report
24-08-1963Leatherhead4-1Slough TownLeague--Report
27-05-1963Slough Town3-0Wokingham TownS. Comb. Cup--Report
15-05-1963Windsor & Eton3-0Slough TownBenevolent Cup--Report
11-05-1963Slough Town1-1Windsor & EtonBenevolent Cup--Report
08-05-1963Uxbridge1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
04-05-1963Slough Town5-0Eastbourne BoroughLeague--Report
27-04-1963Letchworth4-2Slough TownLeague--Report
20-04-1963Slough Town3-0HorshamLeague--Report
17-04-1963Slough Town3-3Staines TownS. Comb. Cup--Report
15-04-1963Slough Town1-3Wokingham TownLeague--Report
13-04-1963Chesham United0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
12-04-1963Chesham United3-0Slough TownMemorial Shield--Report
06-04-1963Slough Town0-2DorkingLeague--Report
30-03-1963Eastbourne Borough2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
23-03-1963Slough Town2-4Wycombe WanderersB&B Senior Cup--Report
16-03-1963Epsom0-5Slough TownLeague--Report
09-03-1963Slough Town3-2EdgwareLeague--Report
02-03-1963Slough Town4-2WembleyLeague--Report
23-02-1963Slough Town2-2WorthingLeague--Report
08-12-1962Slough Town5-2ErithLeague1-Report
01-12-1962Wembley2-3Slough TownLeague--Report
24-11-1962Slough Town2-2LetchworthLeague--Report
17-11-1962Slough Town2-0EpsomLeague1-Report
03-11-1962Dorking5-2Slough TownLeague--Report
27-10-1962Erith2-2Slough TownLeague--Report
20-10-1962Slough Town0-0DagenhamLeague--Report
13-10-1962Dagenham2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
06-10-1962Slough Town3-1UxbridgeLeague--Report
29-09-1962Slough Town2-4Newbury TownFA Amateur Cup--Report
22-09-1962Slough Town0-4TootingFA Cup--Report
15-09-1962Slough Town2-1DagenhamMemorial Shield--Report
08-09-1962Epsom1-3Slough TownFA Cup--Report
01-09-1962Worthing2-2Slough TownLeague--Report
30-08-1962Wokingham Town1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
25-08-1962Leatherhead3-3Slough TownLeague--Report
22-08-1962Slough Town2-1Chesham UnitedLeague--Report
18-08-1962Slough Town0-5LeatherheadLeague--Report
12-05-1962Slough Town2-1Wokingham TownBenevolent Cup--Report
03-05-1962Wembley1-4Slough TownLeague--Report
28-04-1962Eastbourne Borough2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
25-04-1962Slough Town3-1WembleyLeague--Report
14-04-1962Slough Town2-0EpsomLeague--Report
07-04-1962Slough Town3-2Windsor & EtonBenevolent Cup--Report
31-03-1962Epsom2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
24-03-1962Windsor & Eton0-1Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
17-03-1962Slough Town0-3EdgwareLeague--Report
03-03-1962Slough Town2-0WorthingLeague--Report
24-02-1962Horsham3-2Slough TownLeague--Report
17-02-1962Slough Town3-0Eastbourne BoroughLeague--Report
10-02-1962Slough Town2-0Newbury TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
03-02-1962Worthing4-0Slough TownLeague--Report
27-01-1962Slough Town2-0Chesham UnitedBenevolent Cup--Report
20-01-1962Leatherhead3-0Slough TownMemorial Shield--Report
13-01-1962Slough Town2-1Chesham UnitedLeague--Report
06-01-1962Uxbridge1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
30-12-1961Slough Town0-2Wokingham TownLeague--Report
26-12-1961Maidenhead United2-0Slough TownLeague--Report
23-12-1961Slough Town0-1Maidenhead UnitedLeague--Report
16-12-1961Chesham United0-1Slough TownLeague--Report
25-11-1961Slough Town3-2LeatherheadLeague--Report
18-11-1961Slough Town0-1UxbridgeLeague--Report
11-11-1961Erith2-2Slough TownLeague--Report
04-11-1961Slough Town1-1HorshamLeague--Report
07-10-1961Dulwich Hamlet5-1Slough TownFA Cup--Report
23-09-1961Slough Town2-0RedhillFA Cup--Report
16-09-1961Slough Town1-0EpsomMemorial Shield--Report
13-09-1961Slough Town0-3Carshalton AthS. Comb. Cup--Report
09-09-1961Slough Town4-1Sutton UnitedFA Cup--Report
30-08-1961Slough Town1-1ErithLeague--Report
26-08-1961Slough Town3-0DorkingLeague--Report
22-08-1961Wokingham Town4-0Slough TownLeague--Report
19-08-1961Leatherhead3-1Slough TownLeague--Report
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3 Weymouth 19 37
4 Hereford 16 36
5 Kettering Town 16 36

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Pos Name Goals
1 James Dobson 13
2 Chris Flood 12
3 Matthew Lench 11
4 Manny Williams 9
5 Brad Wadkins 8
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