Jonathan Durham

Born Wombwell 12 June 1965

John played at Exeter, for the reserves, in 1987. By this time he had been released by Torquay United having played 20 league games for the Plainmoor club. John had previously been with Rotherham United who he joined from school.

At the time of his brief appearance at City John would have been playing for Saltash United who weere a top Western League team at the time. He then played for Tiverton, from 1989 to 1991, scoring over 40 goals during two seasons.

John next had a spell at Bideford and was at Taunton when they reached the FA Vase final at Wembley in 1994.

The following is from a Bideford programme article around 1991:  

Name John Durham
D.O.B. 12-6-65
Birthplace Barnsley
Height - 5'11" Weight - 12st 81bs Occupation - Sports Teacher

Previous Clubs - Rotherham United Saltash United Torquay United & Tiverton Town
Favourite League Club - Liverpool F.C. Favourite Ground - Anfield (Liverpool)
Best Ground Played on - Hillsborough (Sheffield Wednesday)
Favourite League Player - Mark Hughes (Manchester Utd)
Favourite Food - Indian
Favourite Drink - Newcastle Brown
Favourite T.V. Programme - Sport
Other Hobbies - Fishing, Cooking

League Debut
22/10/83 For Rotherham United Away at Wimbledon (SUB) - Lost 1-0

1st League Goal
29/10/83 For Rotherham United Home to Bradford City - Won 1-0

Last League App - 28/12/85 For Torquay United, Home to Swindon Town - Lost 1-0

1st Game for Robins - 24/01/91 Away to Exmouth - Won 2-1 John scored both goals

"BIG and powerful striker. John is very difficult to stop when en-route for goal and for this reason we have nicknamed him The TANK His mere presence in the box sends alarm bells ringing in opposition defences and creates the chances for fellow striker Lee Cansfield to feed on. Strong in the air and equally good with both feet. John is just the sort of player any Manager would like to have in his side."



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