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Ken Claridge

Ken Claridge

Stats

Position: Defender
First Appearance: 22-08-1959 vs Erith
Appearances: 58
First Goal: 26-08-1959 vs Wembley
Goals: 5

Bio

Undoubtedly one of the most difficult tasks in the late 1950s for any player, was that of skippering Slough. For frustrating weeks on end he was faced with trying to encourage a demoralised team and weld it into an effective unit.

The man who did that job - and did it very well - was Ken Claridge, a centre-half, in his first season with the club in 1959/60. That he managed to overcome difficulties and blend the team into a happy side was due in many ways to Ken's personality.

Off the field he was a modest and unassuming chap. On field he marshalled his men well and set an example to them - unlike many skippers who did a lot of shouting and little else. Ken was the veteran of the Slough side at the time, although only 30 years old.

He was short in comparison for a centre half, but kept more than one centre-forward tied up in knots by his reliability, experience and coolness in the face of dangerous situations in front of goal.

Before coming to the Dolphin at very short notice when Chris Symons was injured at the beginning of the previous season, Ken was at Wembley for a year.

For six or seven seasons previously, he turned out for Yiewsley as wing-half or centre-half - preferring the latter position - until they turned professional and entered the Southern League.

While at Yiewsley he gained a Middlesex junior cap and played for the Corinthian League and London F.A.

History

Match Date Home Score Away Competition Goals Cards
25-02-1961 Chesham United 1-2 Slough Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
18-02-1961 Slough Town 1-3 Eastbourne Town League Match report
31-12-1960 Wokingham Town 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
19-11-1960 Slough Town 3-7 Wokingham Town Memorial Shield Match report
05-11-1960 Slough Town 5-1 Erith League Match report
29-10-1960 Slough Town 1-2 Uxbridge League Match report
22-10-1960 Slough Town 4-2 Wokingham Town S. Comb. Cup Match report
15-10-1960 Slough Town 3-5 Newbury Town FA Amateur Cup Match report
08-10-1960 Slough Town 4-3 Epsom League Match report
01-10-1960 Bletchley 1-2 Slough Town FA Amateur Cup Match report
24-09-1960 Carshalton Ath 5-2 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
17-09-1960 Slough Town 10-1 Amersham Town FA Amateur Cup Match report
14-09-1960 Wokingham Town 0-0 Slough Town S. Comb. Cup Match report
10-09-1960 Marlow 0-1 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
07-09-1960 Slough Town 2-4 Carshalton Ath S. Comb. Cup Match report
03-09-1960 Dagenham 2-1 Slough Town League Match report
31-08-1960 Slough Town 4-3 Wembley League Match report
27-08-1960 Slough Town 3-0 Epsom Memorial Shield Match report
24-08-1960 Wembley 6-0 Slough Town League Match report
20-08-1960 Epsom 1-1 Slough Town Memorial Shield Match report
12-05-1960 Maidenhead United 4-1 Slough Town Benevolent Cup Match report
07-05-1960 Worthing 3-5 Slough Town League Match report
30-04-1960 Slough Town 2-3 Uxbridge League Match report
23-04-1960 Slough Town 5-0 Letchworth League Match report
18-04-1960 Uxbridge 2-3 Slough Town League Match report
16-04-1960 Slough Town 3-1 Worthing League Match report
09-04-1960 Chesham United 1-2 Slough Town Benevolent Cup Match report
26-03-1960 Slough Town 1-0 Horsham League Match report
19-03-1960 Maidenhead United 1-0 Slough Town League Match report
12-03-1960 Leatherhead 1-2 Slough Town League Match report
05-03-1960 Wokingham Town 0-1 Slough Town League Match report
27-02-1960 Slough Town 1-1 Dagenham League Match report
20-02-1960 Slough Town 1-2 Uxbridge Memorial Shield Match report
13-02-1960 Slough Town 1-1 Wokingham Town League Match report
30-01-1960 Wycombe Wanderers 3-1 Slough Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
23-01-1960 Huntley & Palmers 1-6 Slough Town Benevolent Cup Match report
09-01-1960 Chesham United 1-0 Slough Town League Match report
02-01-1960 Slough Town 1-0 Newbury Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
26-12-1959 Slough Town 1-4 Maidenhead United League Match report
19-12-1959 Slough Town 3-0 Leatherhead League Match report
12-12-1959 Horsham 4-1 Slough Town League Match report
05-12-1959 Slough Town 0-1 Edgware League Match report
28-11-1959 Edgware 5-1 Slough Town League Match report
21-11-1959 Slough Town 0-1 Erith League Match report
14-11-1959 Letchworth 3-0 Slough Town League Match report
31-10-1959 Slough Town 3-1 Chesham United League Match report
24-10-1959 Eastbourne Town 2-2 Slough Town League Match report
17-10-1959 Slough Town 1-1 Eastbourne Town League Match report
10-10-1959 Wembley 4-2 Slough Town League Match report
03-10-1959 Dorking 2-3 Slough Town League Match report
26-09-1959 Dagenham 4-1 Slough Town League Match report
19-09-1959 Slough Town 2-1 Dorking League Match report
12-09-1959 Maidenhead United 3-0 Slough Town FA Amateur Cup Match report
05-09-1959 Wokingham Town 5-2 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
02-09-1959 Epsom 1-3 Slough Town League Match report
29-08-1959 Slough Town 3-2 Epsom League Match report
26-08-1959 Slough Town 3-1 Wembley League Match report
22-08-1959 Erith 2-1 Slough Town League Match report

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