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Player Database - Gordon Duggins

Gordon Duggins

Debut game
v Sutton Town (h) 22nd August 1953

Final game for Gresley Rovers first team
v Anstey Nomads (h) 16th October 1971

Top scorer:
1954-55 20 league and 5 cup goals
1965-66 69 league and 5 cup goals
1967-68 32 goals all league
1968-69 38 goals all league
1969-70 15 league and 6 cup goals

Joined Barnsley 1955 for £600 a club record until Phil Gee joined Derby County in 1985.

Gordon rejoined Gresley for the 1963- 1964 season.

In 1965-66 season Gordon scored a remarkable 74 goals. The highlights being:
Oct 2nd: Scored the last 7 goals in a 9-0 win away at Clay Cross.
Oct 9th: Scored both goals in a 2-1 win at home to Eastwood.
Oct 16th: Scored all six at Wilmorton.
Oct 23rd: Hit both goals in the 3-2 defeat at Boston.
Oct 30th: Scored two out of the three against Burton Albion Reserves.
Nov 6th: 1 against Linby.
Nov 13th: Injured.
Nov 20th: 5 out of 7 against Anstey.

Despite all these goals Gresley finished as runners-up to Boston who then signed Gordon.

He did not stay there however and was soon back at Gresley for the 1966-1967 season.

During this spell he formed a lethal partnership with Bobby Liddle and in 1967-1968 the partnership scored over 60 goals between them as Gresley won the league by a clear 8 points.
On 17th April 1970 Brian Clough brought his Second Division Championship side to the Moat Ground for a testimonial game for both Gordon and Dennis King.

Became manager of Gresley Rovers 1970.
Resigned 1975 to return to playing for the side he had played for as a teenager, Edingale Swifts.

Gordon returned to Gresley as a committee man in 1978, later becoming Chairman and then the Club President.

Gordon sadly died on 31st March 2010 aged 77 years.

Previous clubs

Edingale Swifts, Barnsley, Buxton, Nuneaton, Boston, Matlock Town
Gordon Duggins
First Name Gordon
Last Name Duggins
Signed August 1953
Position Forward
Appearances 313
Goals Scored 285
Clean Sheets N/A
Left October 1971

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