Thursday, 8 July 2010

80 David Tong

Going left to right David is the penultimate player in the front row

Position : Midfield

Played : 1985-6

Appearances : 2

Goals : 0

Another of Halom’s fly-by-nights, Dave actually played for 4 different clubs in 1985-6. A 30-year old midfielder, Dave had played nearly all his football in the Second Division with Blackpool, Shrewsbury and Cardiff.

I can’t remember whether he was on loan or a free agent. I vaguely recall him being an anonymous presence in a home game but I think his second appearance was in a 0-5 defeat at Leyton Orient after which his services were no longer required.

He then signed a short term deal with Bristol City making 19 appearances before a deadline day switch to Gillingham for another 5. He started the next season with Cambridge but was discarded after 6 games and went to Merthyr helping them to win the Welsh Cup in 1987.

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