Jon Flower

Jon Flower

Born 9 December 1964 (Age 27 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #4)

Total appearances 137 – 15 goals

(94 League, 8 FA Cup, 6 FA Trophy, 5 FA Vase, 14 League Cup, 9 Hillier Senior Cup, 1 Maunsell Cup)

Debut:

22 August 1992 (Home Bilston Town)

Final game:

26 April 1995 (Away Sittingbourne)

Defender Johannes “Jon” Flower was signed by Roger Ashby for the newly formed Rushden & Diamonds in the summer of 1992. He had played for local clubs Brixworth, British Timken and Corby Town, before a short period in the late 1980’s with Sheffield United. He never played a first team game for the Blades, but during his stay, went on loan to Aldershot at the beginning of 1990, before signing for the Hampshire club in the summer. While with the Shots, the club went out of business before the end of the season, and he signed for Aylesbury Town for the following season. Roger Ashby brought the central defender to Nene Park in the July 1992, and Jon captained the side in their first ever League game in August 1992.

John Flower

By trade, Jon was an HGV tanker driver, and he went on to make 137 appearances for the club during three seasons before his contract was terminate in September 1995. He went on to play for Raunds Town before retiring from the game.

Appearances

1992/1993

BHM

22.8.92

Bilston Town (H)

BHM

25.8.92

Redditch Utd (A)

FACp

29.8.92

Desborough (H)

BHM

31.8.92

Grantham Tn (A)

BHM

5.9.92

Bridgnorth Tn (H)

BHM

19.9.92

Weston-s-Mare(A)

FAC2q

26.9.92

Hednesford Tn (A)

FAVp

3.10.92

AnsteyNomads(H)

CSC1/1

6.10.92

Atherstone Utd (H)

BHM

10.10.92

Bridgnorth Tn (A)

HSC1

13.10.92

Brackley Town (H)

BHM

17.10.92

Yate Town (H)

CSC1/2

20.10.92

Atherstone Utd(A)

1 goal

BHM

24.10.92

Forest Green (A)

BHM

27.10.92

Redditch Utd (H

FAV1

31.10.92

Halesowen Hrs (H)

1 goal

FAV1r

3.11.92

Halesowen Hrs (A)

BHM

7.11.92

Sutton Coldfield(A)

CSC2

10.11.92

Buckingham Tn(H)

BHM

14.11.92

Barri (H)

BHM

17.11.92

GranthamTn (H)

FAV2

21.11.92

Gresley Rvrs (H)

FAV2r

24.11.92

Gresley Rvrs (A)

BHM

28.11.92

Evesham Utd (H)

BHM

5.12.92

Dudley Town (A)

1 goal

BHM

12.12.92

Newport AFC (H)

BHM

19.12.92

Gresley Rvrs (A)

BHM

28.12.92

Kings Lynn (H)

BHM

9.1.93

Stourbridge (H)

as sub

CSC3

12.1.93

Gresley Rvrs (H)

BHM

16.1.93

Nuneaton Boro(A)

BHM

19.1.93

Hinckley Town (H)

BHM

23.1.93

Bedworth Utd (H)

CSCQ

26.1.93

Stourbridge (A)

BHM

6.2.93

Dudley Town (H)

HSCSF

9.2.93

Long Buckby (A)

BHM

13.2.93

Yate Town (A)

BHM

20.2.93

Weston-s-Mare(H)

BHM

24.2.93

Newport AFC (A)

BHM

27.2.93

RC Warwick (A)

BHM

6.3.93

Forest Green (H)

BHM

23.3.93

RC Warwick (H)

BHM

27.3.93

Tamworth (H)

BHM

30.3.93

Leicester Utd (A)

BHM

3.4.93

Bedworth Utd (A)

BHM

10.4.93

Leicester Utd (H)

BHM

12.4.93

Kings Lynn (A)

1 goal

BHM

17.4.93

Sutton Coldfield(H)

BHM

22.4.93

Stourbidge (A)

BHM

24.4.93

Evesham Utd (A)

HSCF

27.4.93

Kettering Town (A)

BHM

1.5.93

Gresley Rovers(H)

1 goal

1993/1994

BHM

21.8.93

Clevedon Town(H)

BHM

24.8.93

Tamworth (A)

FACp

28.8.93

Rocester (A)

BHM

30.8.93

Bedworth Utd (H)

1 goal

BHM

4.9.93

Stourbridge (A)

DMCp/1

7.9.93

Grantham Tn (A)

1 goal

FAC1q

11.9.93

Sutton Coldf’ld(H)

BHM

14.9.93

Kings Lynn (H)

BHM

18.9.93

Bridgnorth Tn (A)

DMCp/2

21.9.93

Grantham Tn (H)

FAC2q

25.9.93

Rothwell Town (H)

FAC2qr

28.9.93

Rothwell Town (A)

BHM

2.10.93

Dudley Town (A)

FAC3q

9.10.93

BurtonAlbion (H)

HSC1

12.10.93

Cogenhoe Utd (H)

FAT2q

16.10.93

Burton Albion (H)

DMC1/1

19.10.93

Bedworth Utd (H)

FAC4q

23.10.93

BromsgroveRvs(H)

DMC1/2

26.10.93

Bedworth Utd (A)

HSC2

30.11.93

Rothwell Town(A)

BHM

4.12.93

Dudley Town (H)

DMC2r

7.12.93

CambridgeCity(A)

BHM

18.12.93

Leicester Utd (A)

BHM

27.12.93

VS Rugby (H)

BHM

1.1.94

Grantham Tn (A)

BHM

3.1.94

RC Warwick (H)

BHM

8.1.94

Armitage 90 (A)

BHM

15.1.94

Sutton Coldf’ld(H)

BHM

22.1.94

Forest Green (A)

2 goals

BHM

26.1.94

Newport AFC (A)

BHM

29.1.94

Weston-s-M (A)

BHM

5.2.94

Yate Town (H)

1 goal

BHM

8.2.94

Kings Lynn (A)

BHM

12.2.94

Evesham Utd (A)

1 goal

BHM

19.2.94

Newport AFC (H)

BHM

26.2.94

Leicester Utd (H)

BHM

1.3.94

Bedworth Utd (A)

BHM

12.3.94

Yate Town (A)

BHM

19.3.94

Weston-s-M (H)

BHM

23.3.94

Clevedon Town(A)

BHM

26.3.94

Hinckley Town (A)

HSCSF

29.3.94

Kettering Town(H)

BHM

2.4.94

VS Rugby (A)

BHM

9.4.94

RC Warwick (A)

BHM

12.4.94

Grantham Tn (H)

BHM

16.4.94

Armitage 90 (H)

BHM

23.4.94

Sutton Coldf’ld(A)

1 goal

HSCF

26.4.94

N’ton Spencer (H)

1 goal

BHM

30.4.94

Evesham Utd (H)

BHM

2.5.94

Forest Green (H)

BHM

7.5.94

Redditch Utd (H)

1 goal

1994/1995

MCF

2.8.94

Peterboro Utd (H)

BHP

20.8.94

Cheltenham Tn (H)

BHP

23.8.94

Gravesend&Nflt(A)

BHP

27.8.94

Halesowen Tn (H)

BHP

29.8.94

Trowbridge Tn (H)

1 goal

FAT1rq

17.9.94

Hendon (H)

FAT1r

20.9.94

Hendon (A)

HSC1

27.9.94

Desborough (H)

BHP

1.10.94

Gresley Rovers (A)

DMC1/1

4.10.94

Rothwell Town (H)

BHP

8.10.94

Crawley Town (H)

FAT2q

15.10.94

Wembley (H)

DMC1/2

18.10.94

Rothwell Town (A)

BHP

22.10.94

Dorchester Tn (A)

HSC2

25.10.94

N’ton Spencer (H)

BHP

29.10.94

Gloucester City (H)

BHP

3.12.94

Leek Town (A)

BHP

10.12.94

Halesowen Tn (H)

DMC3

14.12.94

Baldock Town (H)

BHP

17.12.94

Solihull Boro (H)

BHP

26.12.94

Cambridge City (A)

BHP

31.12.94

Hastings Town (A)

BHP

2.1.95

Chelmsford City(H)

BHP

7.1.95

Worcester City (H)

BHP

14.1.95

VS Rugby (A)

FAT3

4.3.95

Halesowen Tn (H)

DMCS/2

7.3.95

Leek Town (A)

BHP

1.4.95

Atherstone Utd (H)

FATS/2

15.4.95

Woking (A)

as sub

BHP

17.4.95

Cambridge City (H)

BHP

22.4.95

Solihull Boro (A)

BHP

23.4.95

Hastings Town (H)

BHP

24.4.95

Chelmsford City(A)

BHP

26.4.95

Sittingbourne (A)

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