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Does anyone have the full starting line up for our FA Trophy win over Altrincham in 1982?

Was there somebody with the first name Keith in the team???

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John Jacobs
Keith Barrett
John Tone
Tony Jennings
Dave Waite
Nicky Ironton
Noel Ashford
Paul Taylor
Lee Holmes
Steve Oliver
Steve King
Dave Flint was sub.

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What a great goal from Taylor it was too.

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In the last minute of extra time as well . Happy days.

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Report from the day from the Southgate Gazette:

A marvellously outlandish goal from Paul Taylor - so often the unsung hero - won Enfield the FA Trophy before their delerious fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. And it was certainly a stich in time from the aptly-named Taylor. There were just six minutes of extra time remaining when the little midfield player swung a hopeful boot at the ball some 30 yards from goal and stared in disbelief as it sailed like a guided missile into the top corner of the net.

Wembley has seen some masterful moments in its 58 year history, but few can surely compare with the sheer beauty of Taylor's goal. Enfield's delighted players knew then they had won the trophy. They ran from all corners of the field to pile on top of the cavorting Taylor, and it was several moments before the distinctively permed head reappeared under a mass of bodies... still wearing a huge grin!

'I couldn't believe it. I've never scored a goal like that before,' said the 21 year old who joined Enfield from Barking last season. 'My first thought when the ball ran to me was "go on, hit it first time."
'But when I realised how far out I was I almost changed my mind. In the end, I just hit it with all I've got - and I've never seen a prettier sight.'

On a normal pitch I would estimate Taylor to have been 30 yards from goal. On the wide open spaces of Wembley it must have been nearer 35. Even Bobby Charlton in his heyday would have been overjoyed at scoring from that distance. For plain ordinairy Paul Taylor it was a spectacularly improbable achievement that will long be remembered by every one of the 17,500 crowd.

As a spectacle, however, the 13th FA Trophy final fell a long way short of the 'classic' forecast in last week's Gazette. Eddie McCluskey's prediction of a 'cat and mouse' first half was spot on - but this tentative approach continued well into the second half with the crowd getting steadily more restless. It was only a spate of goalmouth incidents in extra time that saved this final from being branded a non event.

Ironton's near miss:


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Happy days.

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Alfie Noakes said:
John Jacobs
Keith Barrett
John Tone
Tony Jennings
Dave Waite
Nicky Ironton
Noel Ashford
Paul Taylor
Lee Holmes
Steve Oliver
Steve King
Dave Flint was sub.


Father Jack you are slipping, I expected a 10 minute response time! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/laughuncontrollable.gif" alt="" />

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Dear Alfie,

I am wondering if you can help please, i am looking for information on my Father John Tone who you have mentioned here in the list for the FA Trophy win, I lost contact with him in 1983/4 when my parents divorced I was 4/5 yrs old. I have tried other avenues on this forum but keep coming up stuck. Any help or information regarding his career in Enfield will be greatly recieved.

Kind regards

John Tone-Burton

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John Tone was a chunky half back who playwd many games for EFC, He was strong in the tackle and linked well with the winger in front of him who was, usually, Steve King.

Steve King was one of the stalwarts of the club and made over 500 appearances. It is my view that a lot of his success was due to the reliability of John Tone behind him.

John would be a player that would clearly have been included in any list of all time greats as he was reliable, fit and intelligent on the ball.

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Many thanks for the info Steph it is much appreciated. Do you happen to have any other further info on him, or any idea where I may find more info on his career?

What do you mean by Chunky hehe!!?

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John Tone signed for Enfield from Clapton in 1975 and stayed until 1984. Originally a midfield player, he was converted into a left back in 1977 during an injury crisis, and stayed there for the rest of his career, despite being right footed.

JT was a composed, confident left back who liked to get forward and have a shot. About one in twenty of these would fly in, the remainder tended to endanger passing aircraft! Towards the end of his time at Enfield he became increasingly injury-prone, and lost his place to new signing Keith Hayzelden at the start of the 1984/5 season. He moved to St Albans, but I don't think he played on for much longer after leaving Enfield.

That was all from memory (yes I am bored at work!); I've got a few hard facts at home if you're interested.

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Many thanks for the info Father Jack. I am very interested in the facts that you have on John Tone...
These posts really have brightened up my morning... (bored at work too)! hehe!!!

Kind regards
John Tone-Burton

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Unless my memory is playing tricks on me, I have a fond memory of turning up shortly after kick off at a midweek game at Stafford, only to find John in goal. I further recall we won 3-0. Did Stan Collymore play for Stafford that night, too?

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Your memory serves you well SoB. John went in goal after Clive Kemplen was sent off, but didn't have a meaningful shot to save as we did, indeed, win 3-0.

Don't think Stan Collymore ever played against us, but I'll check.

JDS, I will dig out some John Tone-related stats, and post them when I get the chance.

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Thanks Father Jack

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Originally Posted By: Father Jack
Your memory serves you well SoB. John went in goal after Clive Kemplen was sent off, but didn't have a meaningful shot to save as we did, indeed, win 3-0.

Don't think Stan Collymore ever played against us, but I'll check.

JDS, I will dig out some John Tone-related stats, and post them when I get the chance.


I was at Stafford v Enfield in October '88 (don't ask why frown ). Rangers won 3-1 but not sure if Stan (Dogging) Collymore played. Will have to check the programme when I get a chance..

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Sorry.... Just wondering if anyone has anymore updates?
thanks guys for the info already given!!


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Does anyone know how I would go about getting a copy of a Programme for this match?!!




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