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John Boulton

Debut game
v Coalville Town (h) 10th September 1952

Final game for Gresley Rovers first team
v Eastwood Town (h) 1st February 1969

Top scorer:
1962-63 18 league and 8 cup goals (joint)
1964-65 40 league and 3 cup goals
1966-67 37 league and 4 cup goals

John represented South Derbyshire Schoolboys in the English Schools Shield when he was only 11 yrs old - the youngest player ever to do so, and made his Gresley first team debut at the age of 15.

He signed professional forms with Burton Albion at 16 yrs old and was then called up for his National Service 2 yrs later.

John returned to Gresley in 1956 but after just 2 months the Suez Canal crisis temporarily robbed Gresley of his services.

He then signed for Chesterfield but after one season he went back to Burton Albion.

Brian Clough brought a full-strength side for John's testimonial on 23rd April 1968.
Gresley lost 2-1.

John sadly died on 6th December 2006

Previous clubs

Burton Albion, Chesterfield, Headington Utd (now Oxford Utd)
John Boulton
First Name John
Last Name Boulton
Signed August 1952
Position Outside Left
Appearances 317
Goals Scored 215
Clean Sheets N/A
Left February 1969

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  Team P GD Pts
2 Marske United 12 8 22
3 Brighouse Town 13 7 22
4 Lincoln United 13 4 21
5 Tadcaster Albion 12 6 19
6 Belper Town 12 0 19
7 Gresley 13 -10 19
8 Ossett United 12 6 18
9 Pontefract Collieries 12 3 18
10 Stamford AFC 12 3 17
11 Frickley Athletic 11 -5 16
12 Loughborough Dynamo 11 8 15

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