21. John SIMMONDS
appearances 93 (league 63)50th league appearance SAWBRIDGEWORTH TOWN, Essex Senior League 19.11.94 last appearance Maldon Town, Essex Senior League 6.5.95
debut Maldon Town, Essex Senior League 19.9.92
Worryingly slight centre-back, initially played as sweeper to cope with Scott Rock's shortcomings. Scored his only goal from the centre-circle with a gale behind him. Overcame terrace stick to put in valuable performances in second and third seasons, but undeservedly earned the unwanted distinction of hitting the crossbar with a penalty in the shoot-out at Sawbridgeworth, to put Romford out in a League Cup Semi-Final replay in April 1995.
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