Johnston, Ron

Birth Date

3rd April 1921

Birthplace

Glasgow

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Ron Johnston briefly played for Exeter City in the late 1940s. Formerly with Glasgow Perthshire, he joined the club from Rochdale and left to play for Weymouth.

Starting in Scottish junior football with Glasgow Perthshire, Ron moved south to Rochdale in 1947 where he scored 7 league goals in 17 games. 

Joining Exeter City for £1,500 in June 1948, Ron made his debut on the opening day of the season in a 5-1 home win against Northampton Town when he scored one of the goals. Playing in the first five league games, he then had a run of four games in late autumn before making a final appearance in the league at Watford in April 1949 when he scored his second goal for the club.

Having already requested a transfer in November 1948, Ron was allowed to join Southern League Weymouth in July 1949 before switching to Headington United in May 1950. Given another chance in the Football League in November 1950, Ron signed for Brighton and Hove Albion where he made a solitary league appearance. 

Ron died in 1995.

Appearances

10

Goals

2

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