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Jackson

1914-15 Right-half

 

LC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 16 January 1915 Atherton (Away)

 

Previously played for Ashton and Newton Heath.  Played two matches for the Silkmen when G Birds was unavailable before leaving the club at the end of January 1915 to join the Army.

   

Jackson

1947-48 and 1948-49 Outside-right

CL     League 18 Apps 5 Goals   Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 25 October 1947 Wrexham (Home)

Reported as a real 'find' from the Macclesfield reserve side, he played fairly regularly for the remainder of the 1947-48 season, including in the drawn Challenge Cup Final against Altrincham although he was not selected for the winning replay. Made just one senior  appearance in the 1948-49 season.

 

Jackson Brian

1983-84 Forward

NPL    League 15(1)7    Cups 3(1)0

Debut 20 August 1983 Barrow (Away)

Brian, a sharp forward, was signed (fee £700) from Witton Albion where he scored 35 goals in the 1983-84 season, having previously played for Southport (twice), Blackpool (fee £4,000), Altrincham, Wigan Athletic and Oswestry Town.

On leaving Macclesfield he spent time in Australia returning to play for Bangor City, Southport (twice again), Witton Albion (again), Colne Dynamoes and Marine.

Jackson_Brian

 

Jackson John Herbert

1919-21, 1920-21 and 1930-31 Centre-forward

'Jimmy'

CL     League 20 Apps 7 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 25 October 1919 Mossley (Away)

 

Jimmy played for Lower House junior team from the age of 15 until he enlisted at the age of 18 with the 1/7th Cheshires in World War One at the same time as seven of his pals. In 1916 he was posted to 2/7th Lancashire Fusiliers when he played for the battalion team.  As private Jackson he served in France in 1917 where he fought for 12 months until he was in hospital with trench fever (a moderately serious contagious disease caused by lice impossible to recover from in the unhygienic conditions in the trenches). After convalescence he was transferred to the South Lancashires returning to the trenches, but was again struck down by trench fever resulting in another period in hospital followed by convalescence.  However, whilst recovering he still managed to play football for the camp team.

He returned home in 1919, having a one-match trial with Stockport County Reserves against Bury Reserves scoring a goal in the match.  He then played for Bollington Cross in the Stockport League when they won the Championship.  He also represented the Stockport Combination in a match against Stockport Reserves. However, during the 1919-20 season he also made nine appearances and scored two goals for Macclesfield Town. During this season the club used 69 different players and throughout the season constantly gave opportunities to players by way of trials.

At the beginning of the 1920-21 season Bollington Cross made him captain, but he only played in their first four matches, scoring four goals.  He then signed for Macclesfield at the age of 22, making 12 appearances from September to November 1920 and was recalled for the final match of the season. Whether he returned to play for Bollington Cross in the second half of this season is unknown, but it would appear that he did not feature for the Macclesfield reserve team.

He moved to Derby County in January 1921 and returned to Macclesfield to play in a single match in the 1930-31 season, alongside  W Jackson, also from Bollington.

   

Jackson Peter

1965-66 Defender

CL   League 18(0)0

Debut 27 December 1965 Altrincham (Home)

Peter’s father was assistant manager at Stoke City at a time when Albert Leake (see separate entry) signed for the Potters as an amateur.  It was Albert Leake who signed Peter for the Silkmen when he moved from Frickley Colliery.

 

Jackson Ryan

Jackson_Ryan

2012-13 Defender

NC     League 36(0)1     Cups 5(0)0

Debut 10 August 2012 Hereford (Away)

Progressing through the ranks at AFC Wimbledon, Ryan played for the reserves and then became a first team regular in the 2010-11 season and made his Football League debut the following season. Having spent time on loan at Fleetwood Town and Cambridge United Ryan was released by Wimbledon at the end of his contract in May 2012.

He signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2012.  The regular right-back, Ryan missed some matches  through injury and when Carl Martin was preferred, nevertheless he featured in the majority of matches throughout the season.  His pace down the wing served the team well, and he was never hesitant in going forward which allowed him to be the creator of goals, a good example was the 2-0 home win against Lincoln City early in March when his crosses resulted in both goals being scored.

Signed for Newport County AFC in the summer of 2013, moving to Gillingham in the summer of 2015.

Ryan made two appearances for the England C team in 2013.

   

Jackson W

1930-31 Outside-right

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 25 October 1930 Sandbach Ramblers (Away)

 

From Bollington, given a one match trial at a time when J Crawford had been dropped as the team's outside-right..

   

Jalal Shwan Saman

2015-16 Goalkeeper

Jalal_Shwan

NC     League 37(0)0     Cups 4(0)0

Debut 8 August 2015 Torquay United (Away)

A Kurd born in Iraq, Jalal grew up in Hastings, East Sussex. He started his career in Gillingham’s youth system in 1998 before joining Hastings Town in 1999 breaking into their first team in 2000. Having gained attention from Tottenham he signed for Spurs in August 2001 spending three years there without making a senior appearance, however, he gained experience on loan at Woking in the 2002-03 season, signing permanently for Woking in 2004.  He made 85 league appearances for them and also spent time on loan at Sheffield Wednesday but did not make any appearances there. He moved to Peterborough United in 2007 but asked to be placed on the transfer list in December 2007 going on loan to Morecambe and then AFC Bournemouth for whom he signed permanently in the summer of 2008 where he went on to make 146 league appearances. He had loan spells at Oxford United and Leyton Orient before signing for Bury in 2014 and then Northampton Town in 2015, but he could not establish himself at either of these clubs.

Signed for Macclesfield Town in August 2015 going straight into the side for the opening match of the season and remained the first choice goalkeeper and proved a good signing keeping 14 clean sheets. Shwan missed several matches through injury, including a training ground injury following the first match in April which ended his season early.

Offered a new contract for the 2016-17 season at Macclesfield, Shwan elected to sign for Wrexham during the summer of 2016.

At international level has made appearances for both England C and Iraq.

   

James CE

1938-39 Forward

CL     League 36 Apps 5 Goals    Cups 4 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 27 August 1938 Buxton (Home)

 

An amateur player who signed from Sandbach. A regular in the side featuring in different forward positions throughout the season.  He was describe as a lively and reliable player and whilst he was not a prolific scorer, all his goals, other one, came when he was on the winning side. Also played in Macclesfield's 1939-40 war-time team.

   

James Kingsley Tyrone

2016-17 Midfielder

James_Kingsley

NC  tbc end of season

Debut 9 August 2016 Sub York City (Away)

A member of the youth set up at Sheffield United from 2002 to 2010 where he was the youth team captain. He signed his first professional contract in 2010 at Sheffield but did not make any senior appearances, moving to Port Vale in the summer of 2011. However, he missed the start of the season due to a knee injury but having recovered spent time on loan at Chasetown scoring three times in seven appearances. At Port Vale he made 12 appearances in his time there but also spent time on loan at Hereford United during the 2012-13 season making 21 appearances.  He signed permanently for Hereford in the summer of 2013 where he made a further 23 appearances.  His next stop was at Chester for the 2014-15 campaign scoring three goals in 46 appearances but turned down an extension to his contract as he wanted to move closer to his Barnsley home and signed for FC Halifax Town in the summer of 2015. There he scored 11 times in 57 outings and gained a winners’ medal in the FA Trophy when FC Halifax Town beat Grimsby Town at Wembley.

Kingsley signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2016 for a fee with the financial help of funds raised through the 2016-17 Campaign Fund.

Has made three appearances and scored one goal for the England C team.

   

James CF

1939-40 and 1946-47 Outside-right

CL    League 23 Apps 5 Goals    Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals (1946-47 season only)

Official debut 31 August 1946 Buxton (Home)

Scored one of the goals when Macclesfield won the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1940 under 'war time conditions'.  He played for services teams during the war and guested at Blackburn Rovers, Stockport County, Bath City and Northampton.

He signed for Macclesfield from Stockport County.  Was the regular first choice at outside-right for the first half of the 1946-47 season, scoring a goal in each of the home matches against Tranmere Rovers, Hyde United and Stockport County and two goals in the 5-1 win at Stalybridge Celtic, however, lost his place when Kenneth Aldersay arrived at the Moss Rose.

 

Jenkins Byron

2014-15 and 2015-16 Coach

Jenkins_Byron

NC     Cups 0(2)0

Debut 27 January 2015 FC Hyde (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup Round 1

With Crewe Alexandra Academy from the age of 12, remaining with the club until the age of 20. Byron had been involve with England Schoolboys but broke an ankle badly for which Crewe paid for him to have two operations. Whilst at Crewe former Silkmen Neil Sorvel, Colin Little, Lee Bell and Richard Walker were all with the club.

Crewe was a difficult team to break into so he opted to try his luck elsewhere with trials at Doncaster Rovers before going to Grimsby but was left in limbo when the manager was dismissed. He then tried Lincoln City and Northwich Victoria but having gained his A licence doors opened for coaching roles, although he continued to play for Altrincham reserve team until the end of the 2005-06 season.

Joined Macclesfield Town as a coach in 2003, initially taking charge of the under 9's and under 11's progressing to the under 12's, then under 13's, and spent  3/4 years with the under 14's at which time he first became involved with the youth team. Eventually he was in charge of every age group from 9 to 12 at the same time acting as a skills coach for the youth team and helping out with pre-match warm-ups for the senior side. During the 2012-13 season was youth team assistant manager working with John Askey as manager and was manager of the youth team for the 2013-14 season after  which the team was disbanded for financial reasons. However, the club retained his services as a coach to the first team.

With senior playing resources thin on the ground and manager John  Askey unwilling to commit too many senior players for the Cheshire Senior Cup, Byron was drafted in as the sole named substitute for the second round tie at FC Hyde in the 2014-15 season coming on from the bench for the second period of extra time.

John Askey again fielded an extremely weakened side in the first round of the Cheshire Senior Cup in the 2015-16 season, Byron making an appearance from the substitutes' bench.

   

Jennings Connor

2013-14 Forward

Jennings_Connor

NC     League 14(2)14     Cups 3(0)3

Debut 10 August 2013 Nuneaton Town (Home)

Progressing through the youth ranks at Stalybridge Celtic he moved to the senior team where he regularly featured on the score sheet netting 51 goals in 121 appearances in all competitions between 2009 and 2012. Moved to Scunthorpe United in January 2012 where he featured mainly from the substitutes' bench and spent time on loan at Stockport County.

Signed for Macclesfield Town on a six-month loan from Scunthorpe United in July 2013. Connor was finding is feet in his first four matches when he incurred a five match suspension. However, on his return on 21 September 2014 he immediately found the back of the net and went on to score 17 goals (including a hat-trick in the 3-2 home win against Wrexham on 2 November 2013)  in the next 13 matches in all competitions helping to lift Macclesfield from 23rd position to 15th in the Conference National League Table. He was injured in the match at Cambridge United on 10 December 2013, an injury which shortly after proved to be quite serious and required surgery.  Having returned to Scunthorpe, he made a quicker than expected recovery and whilst wanting to return to Macclesfield, due to their financial position Macclesfield could not sign him and he moved to Grimsby Town on loan until the end of the 2013-14 season.

Released by Scunthorpe, Connor signed for National Conference club Wrexham in the summer of 2014 moving to Tranmere Rovers in the summer of 2016.

Returned to Macclesfield on 6 February 2017 on loan for one month.

Connor is the brother of former Silkman James

   

Jennings James

2006-07 to 2008-09 Defender/midfielder

James Jennings

FL    League 23(15)0    Cups 3(3)0

Debut 21 November 2006 Walsall (Away) FA Cup R1 replay

JJ initially attended Manchester City’s academy but was released at the age of 15 when he joined Macclesfield Town’s Centre of Excellence, where he played for the Under-16s team before becoming a trainee, and then signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2006. A useful central defender, James never let the side down but faced strong competition from more senior members of the squad in his first year in the senior ranks. During the 2007-08 season James spent time on loan at Altrincham, but was recalled on the appointment of Keith Alexander as manager when he was assigned to a central midfield role for the first time in his career, where he still gave an assured performance and went on to feature regularly for the remainder of the season. In the 2008-09 season James, a capable left-sided player, had to wait until December for regular first team football, when he made the most of the opportunity, until a knee injury towards the end of  February 2009 forced him out of the side for the remainder of the season. 

James was released at the end of the season signing for Kettering Town and later Cambridge United. In January 2013 he made the move to Mansfield Town,  Forest Green Rovers in the summer of 2014 and Cheltenham Town in the summer of 2016.

Whilst recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury James formed his own business PlaySmart to encourage footballers to plan for a post football career.  Help, through a membership scheme, includes financial planning, future careers, business start-up advice, legal services, performance and personal support.

   

Jepson John James

1931-32 Centre- forward

Jepson_JJ

CL     League 20 Apps 21 Goals     Cups 6 Apps 9 Goals

Debut 1 January 1932 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)

Prior to moving to the Moss Rose played for Accrington Stanley and Wigan Borough.

A prolific scorer, he scored on his debut, was on the score sheet for his first thirteen matches, scored two hat-tricks and only missed scoring in four of his 26 matches, completing the season as top-scorer with 30 goals. He scored the winning goal  against Sandbach Rovers foe the Silkmen to win the Cheshire League Championship for the 1931-32 season. He also gained a winners' medal in the Challenge Cup competition in the same season.

On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Altrincham for the 1932-33 season, then Nelson and Rossendale in 1934, moving to Hurst for the 1934-35 season.

   

Jepson W

1887-88 and 1888-89

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Jervis Ronald

1958-59 Right-back

CL   League 14 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 23 August 1958 Buxton (Home)

Born in Macclesfield, Ronald featured regularly during the first half of the 1958-59 season.  In the 1965-66 season he played for Witton Albion.

 

Johnson

1896-97 Outside-right

 

TC     League 4 Apps 2 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 3 October 1896 Crewe Alexandra (Home)

 

From Cheadle, Johnson featured from October 1896 to February 1987 and whilst scoring two goals in the 5-1 victory on his debut, does not appear to have been able to force his way into the team.

   

Johnson Francis Hutchinson 'Frank'

1908-09 to 1911-12 and 1913-14 Defender

Johnson_Frank

LC     League 43 Apps 2 Goals     Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

ML    League 93 Apps 1 Goal      Cups 20 Apps 0 Goals

26 September 1908 Hazel Grove (Home)

Previously with Buxton, Frank signed for Macclesfield for the 1908-09 season and gave excellent service to the club over many seasons as a capable defender with excellent judgement and a cool head.  Frank replaced W Yates, who had picked up an early season injury, at right-back and was almost ever-present in his first season with the club when he won a Manchester league Championship medal. In the 1909-10 season, he featured at left-back when he was ever-present, was team captain and represented Cheshire County In December 1909. In the 1910-11 season he reverted to right-back and only missed one match gaining a Manchester League Championship medal and a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup. Frank played in both the Lancashire Combination and Manchester League teams in the 1911-12 season but with fewer appearances. 

It is believed that he played for Great Harwood during the 1912-13 season returning to the Silkmen in December 1913 when he featured at left-half.

Frank was the licensee at the Feather's Inn, Brunswick Street for some of the time he was at Macclesfield.  He moved to Canada just before the start of World War One to work for Boyd Electric Company Limited and was appointed Council Alderman for Brandon City Council in December 1937.

Died August 1944 in Vancouver, Canada having moved there some twelve months earlier.

   

Johnson J

1922-23 and 1923-24 Outside-left

 

CL     League 3 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 26 August 1922 Whitchurch (Home)

 

A member of the Macclesfield reserve team given a handful of appearances at senior level over two seasons.

   

Johnson Paul

Johnson_Paul

1989-90 to 1992-93 Defender

Conf   League 103(5)2   Cups 43(4)3

Debut 26 August 1989 Welling United (Home)

Paul made nearly three hundred Football League appearances in a twelve-year professional career with spells at Stoke City, Shrewsbury Town and York City before joining the Silkmen in 1989.  A solid and dependable defender, Paul featured regularly in the starting line-up for the Silkmen.  Gained a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1992. During his time at the Moss Rose Paul was employed by Stoke City as the club’s Community Officer and was later a policeman in Coalville.

 

Johnson Peter

1959-60 Inside-left

CL    League 6 Apps 2 Goals   Cups 1 App 0 Goals

19 December 1959 Chester Reserves (Home)

A West Indian amateur player who was small in statue but was said to have a heart of a lion and never gave up the cause.  He was used as back-up when the team was depleted through injury, with his two goals coming in the 4-1 home win against Winsford and the 4-0 win against Wigan.

 

Johnston William Gifford (Billy)

1929-30 and 1930-31 Inside-left

Johnston_William

CL     71 Apps 41 Goals     Cups 19 Apps 14 Goals

Debut 31 August 1929 Nantwich (Home) Challenge Cup R1

A Scotsman by birth, he played for Huddersfield Town and Stockport County (where he was partnered by TW Scurr) before moving to Manchester United for a fee of £3,000. Played for Manchester United  making 48 appearances and scoring 16 goals in all competitions in the 1927-28 and 1928-29 seasons before signing for Macclesfield.

He completed both seasons at Macclesfield as second top-scorer, and scored four goals in the narrow 5-4 victory in the final of the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1930 earning him a winners' medal. Captain of the side, he was held in high esteem as one of the most brilliant players associated with the club at that time.

Returned to Manchester United for the 1931-32 season making a further 29 appearances scoring 11 goals in all competitions. After leaving United he moved to Oldham Athletic for the 1932-33 season.  Later he moved to Frickley taking on the roles of manager and club secretary as well as playing and whilst there secured the future of the club.

He owned a tobacconist’s and sweet shop at 15b Mill Lane and died in November 1964 at the age of 63.

 

   

Johnstone Denny

Johnstone_Denny

2014-15 Forward

NC     League 5(4)3      Cups 1(0)0

Debut 29 November 2014 Sub Barnet (Away)

Commenced his career at Scottish club Celtic in 2010 as a member of the youth team,  including featuring in the UEFA Youth League in the 2013-14 season,  and gained his first professional contract at Celtic in 2013. Without having made any senior appearances for Celtic he signed for Birmingham City in the summer of 2014 for whom he has made two substitute appearances.

Signed by Macclesfield Town towards the end of November 2014 on a short term loan until the end of December 2014. During his brief time at the Moss Rose Denny proved himself to be a useful forward scoring three goals: the final goal in the 5-1 win at Alferton Town, and the opening goal in the victory against Grimsby Town and similarly against Lincoln City which turned out to be his last match for the Silkmen. Having agreed to extend his loan to the end of the season, before he could play another match, Birmingham City recalled him and immediately sent him out on loan to Football League Two side Cheltenham Town. He has since had loan spells at Burton Albion and Greenock Morton. Left Birmingham City during the summer of 2016 when he signed for Colchester United.

Has made appearances for all Scotland's Under 16 to Under 19 teams between 2010 and 2014 making 24 appearances scoring five goals

   

Jones

1883-84 Defender

Debut 10 November 1883 Davenham (Away) FA Cup Round 1

 

A member of Macclesfield's reserve team who made the occasional appearance at senior level.

   

Jones

1896-97 Full-back

 

TC     League 7 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 3 Aps 1 Goal

 

Debut 21 November 1896 Everton Reserves (Away)

 

Signed from Newcastle (assumed under-Lyme) having played for both their Swifts and Hornet teams. Featured for Macclesfield from November 1896 to February 1897 in their final season as members of The Combination League.

   

Jones

1922-23 Centre-forward

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 28 April 1923 Northwich Victoria (Home)

 

Previously with New Cross given a three match end-of-season trial.

   

Jones

1971-72 Defender

NPL   League 1(0)0

Debut 5 February 1972 Skelmersdale United (Away)

Was included in this one match when Frank Beaumont was unavailable.

   
   

Jones Arthur

1953-54 Outside-right/right-wing

CL   League 35 Apps 19 Goals    Cups 8 Apps 5 Goals

Debut 29 August 1953 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Away)

Before joining Macclesfield Arthur had played for Rossendale and Rochdale. During his sole season at senior level, Arthur, ever the opportunist, missed very few matches and appeared regularly on the score sheet, scoring two goals in a match on four occasions.  It was his goal which gave the Silkmen a 1-0 win over Winsford United in the final of the Cheshire Senior Cup in April 1954.

 

Jones Bernard

1948-49, 1950-51 and 1951-52 Outside-right

Jones_B

CL    League 48 Apps 9 Goals    Cups 12 Apps 4 Goals

Debut 25 December 1948 Congleton Town (Home)

A native of Stoke on Trent, during his youth Bernard played for Crewe Alexandra and Longport before signing his first professional contract with Port Vale in October 1948 where he made six league appearances.

He was released by Vale and would appear to have joined Macclesfield's reserve team and made four senior appearances between 25 December 1948 and 8 January 1949, scoring on his senior debut in the 2-2 draw.

He then moved to Winsford United but returned to the Silkmen on 6 February 1951, the club gaining his signature against strong competition form Northwich Victoria. Ironically his first match on his return was against the Vics when he scored two goals in the 3-1 victory.  He replaced Donald Triner, and after his debut he was ever-present other than for a short time at the beginning of the the 1951-52 season when he was sidelined due to injury. He was a member of the team which won the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1951 and 1952.

When Bernard signed for the Silkmen in February 1951 he received a signing on fee of £5, a match fee of £5.15 (£5.75) for senior matches and £4.10 (£4.50) for appearances in the reserve team.

On leaving the Silkmen he moved to Stafford Rangers.

 

Jones CW

1928-29 Left-half

CL     League 28 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 7 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 25 August 1928 Hurst (Home)

Previously with Nantwich, Jones went straight into the team at the start of the 1928-29 season appearing regularly until early January 1929 when he was involved in a motor cycle accident.  Having recovered he featured for the reserve side and made three further senior appearances in March 1929, including in the narrow 4-5 defeat against Port Vale in the Challenge Cup Round Two Replay when he scored Macclesfield's fourth goal. Jones' later appearances came at a time when he replaced David Parkes (see separate entry) was in dispute with the club.

Jones_CW
   

Jones Dave

1973-74, 1974-75 and 1977-78, 1978-79 Forward/Defender

NPL    League 83(3)2    Cups 19(3)0

Debut 1 January 1974 Sub Gainsborough Trinity (Home)

Having started his football career at Preston North End, Dave progressed through the Silkmen reserves where he was the leading scorer in 1973-74, and made one appearance in the England Youth side in the same season. Leaving Macclesfield he played for Nantwich Town and Witton Albion before spending time in Australia with Ringwood City in Melbourne.  

He retuned home to play again for Witton Albion and joined the Silkmen for a second time for the 1977-78 season. By then he had become a creative player with deceptive pace, and moved into the back four.

 

Jones David

1951-52 to 1956-57 and 1960-61 Goalkeeper

Jones_D

CL   League 65 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 15 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 25 December 1951 Congleton Town (Home)

Graham Phythian in his book ‘The Saga of the Silkmen’ recalls that on Boxing Day 1953, Jones sustained a broken finger but turned out for the reserves the following day at inside-left, and scored a goal and then ran the line in the New Year’s Day Cheshire League match at Stockport. Generally he played in the reserves but in the 1953-54 season injuries gave him the opportunity to shine in the senior side, and on returning from National Service in the summer of 1956 became first choice ‘keeper when he was said to be an even better ‘keeper than his experienced predecessor, Jack Hacking.

In line with his vibrant character, in the match at Bangor City on 10 November 1956 he was replaced in goal by Lindsay so that he could be given a trial. Nevertheless,  David still played at centre-forward and scored the Silkmen's one and only goal that day but finished up on the losing side. On leaving the Silkmen he signed for Congleton Town.

David always lived in the Macclesfield area and by trade was a joiner, for many years working at Lomas in Bollington fitting out ambulances. He was a good squash player, cricketer and golfer, playing regularly at Macclesfield Golf Club until he died in March 2001.

 

Jones Eric

1946-47 Inside-right

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 5 October 1946 Port Vale Reserves (Away)

 

Reported to have played for Crewe Alexander, Shrewsbury Town and New Brighton (probably during the Second World War) but found himself amongst the many players at Macclesfield who were given a one match trial in the 1946-47 season.

   

Jones F

1926-27, 1927-28, 1928-29 and 1930-31 Forward

 

CL     League 8 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 26 March 1927 Manchester North End (Away)

 

A young local player brought into the side  for four matches at the end of the 1926-27 season and then used from time to time in future seasons.

   

Jones Gerry

1974-75 Forward

NPL    League 2(0)0

Debut 17 August 1974 Worksop Town (Home)

Before moving to Macclesfield Gerry was at Stoke City and then Stafford Rangers where he gained a FA Challenge Trophy winners’ medal, but only appeared in the first two matches of the 1974-75 season for the Silkmen.  A hairdresser by profession

 

Jones Harry

1920-21 Inside-left

Jones_Harry

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 20 November 1920 Mossley (Away)

A Welshmen by birth from Towyn, his youth career took him to Wrexham and then Wolverhampton Wanderers.  He then signed for Port Vale in the summer of 1911 remaining there until 1915 having made 126 appearances in all competition. He gained a winners' medal in the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1912 and the Birmingham Senior Cup in 1913.  He also represented Wales in a match against Scotland in 1914.

There is no other recorded information about Harry until he featured at Macclesfield in November 1920 when he first appeared in the abandoned match at Hyde.  He then made just two appearances, probably on trial.

   

Jones J Alan

1950-51 to 1954-55 Right-back

Jones_J Alan

CL   League 151 Apps 4 Goals   Cups 42 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 9 September 1950 Tranmere Rovers Reserves  (Away)

Alan moved to Macclesfield from Goslings and made the right-back position his own featuring in the side on a regular basis, and was almost ever-present in three of his seasons with the club. He won a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal on three occasions and was a member of the team which won the Cheshire League Championship in 1953 when he only missed one match throughout the season. He played in a settled back line which included the Freer/Richardson/Shepherd partnership.

 

Jones JT

1933-34 Outside-right

CL    League 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 26 August 1933 Buxton (Home)

Played in the first five matches of the 1933-34 season after which it was reported that he had been 'stood down'.

 

Jones David Oswald Edward

1934-35 and 1935-36 Centre-forward

'Ossie'

CL    League 74 Apps 74 Goals     Cups 18 Apps 14 Goals

Debut 25 August 1934 Buxton (Home)

Before signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1934 Ossie had been on the books of Afongoch Chums, Wrexham, Aberystwyth, Llanerch Celts, Gywlfla, Connah's Quay & Shotton, Nottingham Forrest, Wrexham for a second time and Oswestry Town. Oswald was signed to replace Albert Valentine who had set Macclesfield's season scoring record the previous season.  A hard act to follow but Oswald, a dashing and bustling player,  did not disappoint scoring virtually a goal a match. He completed both his seasons at Macclesfield as  top-scorer, scored nine hat-tricks and, in the home match against Prescot Cables in September 1934, scored five goals.  He scored four goals in two matches: the 6-1 home win against Runcorn in November 1934 and the 7-5 home win against Tranmere Rovers in December 1935.  Oswald was a member of the team which won the Cheshire Senior Cup in the 1934-35 season.

On leaving the Moss Rose he moved to Tranmere Rovers in 1937  for a fee of £75 with a further amount of £25 paid after 12 appearances.  He made 54 League appearances and scored 12 goals at Tranmere before moving to Watford, Southport, Crewe Alexandra and Monsanto. Oswald died in 2002.

 

Jones Owen Herbert

1932-33 and 1933-34 Right-half

'Bert'

CL    League 69 Apps 7 Goals     Cups 16 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 3 September 1932 Winsford United (Away)

Before moving to live in Macclesfield he had played for Holywell, Buckley United and Connah’s Quay Nomads. He was employed in a clerical position at the Parkside Hospital and played for the hospital football team in the Macclesfield District League where he filled the centre-forward position scoring nine goals in a match against Bollington.

His ability came to the attention of the officials at the Moss Rose who signed him early in the 1932-33 season. He was almost ever-present in the 1932-33 season playing his part in helping the team win the Cheshire League Championship.  In the 1933-34 season, whilst featuring regularly, there were times when Frank Atkinson was selected ahead of him.  During this season there were positional changes in the team resulting in him playing at Inside-right on occasions. Always a favourite with the fans he was a good tackler and had the ability to feed the ball acurately to the forwards.

Bert moved to Buxton in the summer of 1934, Congleton Town in 1937 and Winsford in 1938.

   

Jones Phillip

1954-55 Outside-left

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 12 February 1955 Northwich Victoria (Away)

An amateur brought into the side as cover when senior members were unavailable

   

Jones Ray

1949-50 to 1951-52 Inside-left

CL    League 13 Apps 6 Goals    Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 27 December 1949 Stalybridge Celtic (Away)

A member of the reserve side who ably deputised for senior players when they were unavailable. In his relatively few appearances Ray's strike rate was good, including scoring twice on his debut in the 3-2 victory.  His Cup goal came in the 4-2 victory in the semi-final of the Cheshire Senior Cup against Winsford United.

 

Jones R (Dicky)

1960-61 Right-half and left-half

Jones_R Dickie

CL    League 32 Apps 1 Goal    Cups 6 Apps

Debut 21 September 1960 Buxton (Away) Challenge Cup R1

Dicky graduated from the Macclesfield reserve side in September 1960 initially filling the right-half position, but moved to left-half when Albert Leake was signed in January 1961. He played a significant part in the team's success as Cheshire League champions.

 
 

 

 

Jones Robert William 'Rob'

2003-04 Defender

Jones_Rob

FL    League 1(0)0

Debut 1 November 2003 Hull City (Away)

Rob commenced his career in the Youth section of York City before moving to Whitby Town, Northallerton Town and then Spennymoor United.  He signed for Gateshead in 2001 and moved to Stockport County in 2003.

A tall powerful centre back, Rob was signed by Macclesfield on a three month loan in October 2003 whilst he was at Stockport, but after just one appearance he was hampered by a succession of training ground injuries returning to County in February 2004. 

Subsequently he played regularly for Grimsby Town (2004-06) and moved to Hibernian in the summer of 2006. Rob moved to Championship side Scunthorpe in the summer of 2009 and having spent the final months of the 2010-11 season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday moved there permanently in the summer of 2011 when he was appointed captain. Although he had signed a two year contract with Wednesday he left then by mutual consent during the summer of 2012 signing for Doncaster Rovers. Following the departure of manager Dean Saunders, Jones and former Wales manager Brian Flynn were put in charge on a temporary basis.  Flynn was then appointed manager with Jones given a player/coach role.  When Flynn stood aside and became Director of Football, Paul Dickov was appointed manager with his own coaching staff, Jones returned to the playing squad. Left Doncaster Rovers in January 2016 when he signed for Hartlepool United.

 

Jones T

1904-05 Outside-right

 

#ML     League 15 Apps 5 Goals

 

Debut 26 December 1904 Northwich Victoria (Home)

 

Joined Macclesfield from Crewe but only appears to have featured in the second half of the 1904-05 season.  From the information  available he scored five goals including a brace in the 2-2 draw at Sale Holmfield.

   

Jones Thomas 'Tommy'

1920-21 and 1921-22 Left-half

CL     League 49 Apps 11 Goals     Cups 9 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 4 December 1920 Monk's Hall (Away)

A Welshman by birth from Rhos near Wrexham, he enlisted in 1914 in World War One serving in France and was involved in the retreat from Mons gaining a medal for this engagement. He served three years in Flanders at the rank of sergeant and having been shot returned home to the hospital which had been set up at Heaton Park, Manchester.

In the 1918-19 season he was on the books of Manchester United and 1919-20 he moved to Oldham Athletic.

He joined Macclesfield part way through the 1920-21 season, partnering  Collinson and Rourke playing with resourcefulness and calculated skill. His inexhaustible energy and steady play served the team well as did his ability to move forward scoring a few goals along the way.

On leaving Macclesfield he signed for Mossley in the summer of 1922 where he remained for at least two seasons.

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Jones W

1926-27 Outside-left

CL     League 37 Apps 8 Goals     Cups 4 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 26 August 1926 Hurst (Home)

From Staffordshire, during his single season with Macclesfield he only missed seven matches and made the third highest number of appearances behind R Frost and Chester Twemlow. His goals were spread throughout the season but he made an immediate impression scoring the fourth goal  on his debut in the 4-1 home win against Hurst.

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Jones W 'Bill'

1958-59 and 1959-60 Right-winger

CL   League 21 Apps 10 Goals   Cups 2 Apps  4 Goals

 

Debut  18 October 1958 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Away)

Featured regularly from October 1958 to the end of the season. A regular goal scorer he netted his first goal on his debut in the 1-1 draw and scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 win in the first round of the Cheshire League Challenge Cup. Bill only played in two matches the following season.

 

Jordan Jack

1919-20, 1922-23, 1923-24 and 1926-27 Outside-left

 

CL     League 14 Apps 1 Goal      Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 5 April 1920 Winsford United (Home) Subsidiary Competition

 

Played for Sutton Juniors and was then a member of the Macclesfield reserve team for many years. He appeared for the senior team from time to time across the seasons, however, the majority of his senior appearances were made towards the end of the 1922-23 season. He scored his league goal in the final match of the 1922-23 season against Tranmere Rovers Reserves.

   

Jowett Kenneth

1949-50 Outside-right

CL   League 4 Apps 1 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 20 August 1949 Buxton (Home)

Kenneth played for Frickley Colliery but moved to the Moss Rose from Halifax Town. All his appearances came in the first eleven days of the season and is another player who scored on his debut. Also played briefly for Mossley.

 

Joy

1911-12 Left-back

 

LC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 23 September 1911 Portsmouth Rovers (Away)

 

Had been playing for Salford United, Joy featured in two matches probably on trial but faced  strong competition from both Beresford and Fred Smith and was not signed.

   
   

Joy Brian William

Joy_Brian

1977-78 Defender

NPL   League 6(0)0     Cups 4(0)0

Debut 5 November 1977 Barrow (Home)

Brain was an experienced full-back who had played for a number of clubs before joining Macclesfield in 1977.  He was an apprentice at Coventry City but joined the professional ranks at Blackburn Rovers. Having failed to break into the senior side he moved to Torquay United in 1969 and Tranmere Rovers in 1970. Here he suffered a bad knee injury in a car crash resulting in him losing part of his right knee cap keeping out of contention for 18 months. He joined Doncaster Rovers in 1972 where he played in eight different positions before joining Exeter City in 1973.

After a spell with the San Diego Jaws in the USA he returned to the UK in 1976 spending a single season at York City, before returning to the States with Las Vegas Quicksilvers. He returned to the UK again, on this occasion signing for the Silkmen, but returned yet again to the States in 1977 signing for the renamed San Diego Sockers. Here he injured his right knee again resulting in the remainder of his right knee cap being removed. Having recovered, he signed for the Cleveland Cobras in 1980 where he was captain and finally moved to the San Francisco Fog of the Major Indoor League where he remained until 1982. Brian is now a retired businessman spending his time between Scotland and Portugal.

 

Joynt Fred

1922-23 Utility

 

CL     League 8 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 26 August 1922 Whitchurch (Home)

 

Hailing from Redditch Fred played in many junior competitions winning 12 medals. He signed for Stalybridge Celtic as an amateur at the start of the 1914 season but with the outbreak of war he joined the forces in December 1914 as a member of the Field Ambulance of  R.A.M.C.

Fred was a qualified analytical chemist and was drafted out to France towards the end of 1917 where his experience and knowledge as a chemist was utilised in a pathological laboratory, here some of the cleverest brains were employed.

On demobilisation in the early part of 1919 Fred returned to Stalybridge in the Lancashire Combination netting 20 goals. In the following season he signed professional forms and played in the majority of the Central League matches scoring 10 goals. In the 1921-22 season he played for Stalybridge's Cheshire League side featuring in nine different positions. Whilst at Stalybridge he won three medals - two in the Ashton Charity Cup and one in the Cheshire Challenge League Cup.

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of  1922, Fred featured in both attack and defence with a good turn of speed and was an excellent passer of the ball. He was injured in the first round of the Challenge Cup against Congleton Town at the beginning of September 1922 keeping him out of contention for over a month. He played his last match on 2 December 1922 and decided to retire from playing in January 1923.

Fred also won prizes for both boxing (welter-weight) and swimming.

   

Jukes Terry

1975-76 to 1977-78 Defender

NPL    League 52(1)2    Cups 16(1)2

Debut 21 January 1976 Droylsden (Home) NW Floodlit League

A former youth player with Wolverhampton Wanderers, after which he moved to Congleton Town and Witton Albion. At the Moss Rose, Terry was initially a member of the reserve team who was promoted to the senior side where he developed into a useful full-back, although he could play in a variety of positions. Another player who scored on his debut in the 2-0 win. He was voted Player of the Year for the 1976-77 season when he was almost ever-present.

   
 

TC

The Combination

1890-1897

SDL

Stockport and District League

1897-1898

NSL

North Staffordshire and District League

1898-1900

ML

Manchester and District League

1900-1912

LC

Lancashire Combination

1911-1915

CL

Cheshire League

1919-1968

NPL

Northern Premier League

1968-1987

Conf

Vauxhall Conference

1987-1997

FL

Football League

1997-2012

NC

National Conference

     Blue Square Premier 

     Skrill Premier 

     Vanarama Conference 

     Vanarama National League 

 

 

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-

   
 

From 1965 Statistics are shown - Appearances(Substitutes)Goals

   
 

#Known appearances and goals.    Due to the style of reporting there is no information for teams/goal scorers for some matches and in other cases it has only been possible to extract part teams from match reports. In addition, some matches over the Christmas and Easter holiday periods, together with end of season matches, have not been reported.

  

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