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Dave Swain

Dave Swain

Stats

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

Bio

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.

History

Match Date Home Score Away Competition Goals Cards
06-10-1973 Slough Town 1-0 Harlow Town League Match report
19-09-1973 Slough Town 6-0 Feltham Premier Midweek FL Match report
02-05-1972 Southall 3-3 Slough Town League Match report
25-09-1971 Tilbury 2-0 Slough Town League Match report
21-09-1971 Woking 0-2 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
18-09-1971 Slough Town 1-1 Woking FA Cup Match report
11-09-1971 Slough Town 5-0 Aveley League Match report
06-09-1971 Slough Town 2-0 Boreham Wood League Match report
30-08-1971 Leatherhead 1-0 Slough Town League Match report
28-08-1971 Slough Town 2-1 Wembley League Match report
23-08-1971 Slough Town 4-0 Southall League Match report
21-08-1971 Dagenham 3-2 Slough Town League Match report
18-08-1971 Redhill 0-2 Slough Town League Match report
14-08-1971 Slough Town 1-0 Tilbury League Match report
12-05-1971 Slough Town 2-1 Hayes League Match report
10-05-1971 Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Slough Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
08-05-1971 Dagenham 1-0 Slough Town League Match report
03-05-1971 Hayes 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
01-05-1971 Wembley 0-0 Slough Town League Match report
28-04-1971 Wycombe Wanderers 0-0 Slough Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
19-04-1971 Slough Town 1-1 Redhill League Match report
17-04-1971 Slough Town 2-0 Tilbury League Match report
15-04-1971 Boreham Wood 1-2 Slough Town League Match report
12-04-1971 Slough Town 2-0 Grays Athletic League Match report
10-04-1971 Lewes 1-2 Slough Town League Match report
08-04-1971 Slough Town 6-3 Wealdstone Premier Midweek FL Match report
05-04-1971 Slough Town 0-1 Leatherhead League Match report
03-04-1971 Bishop's Stortford 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
31-03-1971 Slough Town 2-0 Cheshunt League Match report
29-03-1971 Slough Town 1-0 Lewes League Match report
27-03-1971 Dagenham 1-2 Slough Town FA Amateur Cup Match report
13-03-1971 Slough Town 3-1 Chesham United B&B Senior Cup Match report
08-03-1971 Slough Town 2-1 Boreham Wood League Match report
06-03-1971 Maidenhead United 0-1 Slough Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
01-03-1971 Slough Town 1-1 Oxford City Premier Midweek FL Match report
27-02-1971 Aveley 0-2 Slough Town FA Amateur Cup Match report
23-02-1971 Wycombe Wanderers 0-2 Slough Town Premier Midweek FL Match report
20-02-1971 Slough Town 3-1 Hendon FA Amateur Cup Match report
13-02-1971 Hendon 1-1 Slough Town FA Amateur Cup Match report
09-02-1971 Leatherhead 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
06-02-1971 Slough Town 0-0 Maidenhead United B&B Senior Cup Match report
02-02-1971 Cheshunt 1-0 Slough Town League Match report
30-01-1971 Harwich 0-3 Slough Town FA Amateur Cup Match report
16-01-1971 Redhill 1-3 Slough Town FA Amateur Cup Match report
11-01-1971 Slough Town 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers Premier Midweek FL Match report
09-01-1971 Slough Town 1-1 Redhill FA Amateur Cup Match report
26-12-1970 Slough Town 1-1 Maidenhead United League Match report
21-12-1970 Slough Town 6-1 Chesham United Premier Midweek FL Match report
19-12-1970 Slough Town 4-1 Marlow B&B Senior Cup Match report
12-12-1970 Slough Town 0-1 Barnet FA Cup Match report
05-12-1970 Walton & Hersham 1-0 Slough Town League Match report
30-11-1970 Slough Town 3-1 Maidenhead United Premier Midweek FL Match report
14-11-1970 Harwich 0-2 Slough Town League Match report
09-11-1970 Hillingdon Borough 3-3 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
17-10-1970 Grays Athletic 0-1 Slough Town League Match report
12-10-1970 Slough Town 2-1 Marlow Premier Midweek FL Match report
10-10-1970 Slough Town 5-0 Kingstonian FA Cup Match report
06-10-1970 Marlow 2-2 Slough Town Premier Midweek FL Match report
03-10-1970 Slough Town 0-2 Walton & Hersham League Match report
26-09-1970 Slough Town 2-0 Wembley League Match report
21-09-1970 Slough Town 2-0 Tilbury FA Cup Match report
19-09-1970 Tilbury 1-1 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
15-09-1970 Maidenhead United 1-0 Slough Town Premier Midweek FL Match report
12-09-1970 Slough Town 3-0 Harwich League Match report
07-09-1970 Slough Town 3-0 Southall League Match report
05-09-1970 Eastbourne Town 1-3 Slough Town Athenian League Cup Match report
02-09-1970 Redhill 1-3 Slough Town League Match report
25-08-1970 Maidenhead United 1-2 Slough Town League Match report
22-08-1970 Slough Town 4-0 Bishop's Stortford League Match report
15-08-1970 Tilbury 2-2 Slough Town League Match report

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