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Trevor Ford

Trevor was a loyal servant who was Tooting & Mitcham United through and through. He signed for the Terrors in January 1972 and spent 12 seasons at the club.

He was a member of the FA Cup giant-killing side which reached the Fourth Round Proper of the competition, beating along the way several non-league clubs and Swindon Town after a reply in the 1975/76 season.

Trevor was also in the team which won the Surrey Senior Cup for three successive seasons from 1976 to 1978 and was also a member of the side which played Crystal Palace in the FA Cup in November 1974 and Northampton Town in November 1977. Both games ended in a narrow defeat at Sandy Lane.

Trevor made over 500 appearances for the club, many as skipper, scoring 38 goals. He played in many positions’ defender, midfield, and up front in his early Tooting days. Plus, he even took over in goal in our FA Cup tie at St Albans City after our goalkeeper John Dunn was injured early in the match, making several important saves as the Terrors obtained a 3-3 draw. The replay was won, and we eventually reached the Fourth Round Proper, losing at Bradford City. In 1979/80 he was selected for an FA XI against British Police.

Trevor left Tooting at the end of the 1982/83 campaign, joining Bromley where he enjoyed success as a player and manager. He took some time out from football to complete in the Bobsleigh World Cup in 1983.

Trevor returned to his beloved Tooting & Mitcham United to become manager at the start of the 1991/92 season and the club lifted the Full Members Cup the following campaign, beating Dorking by a goal to nil at Kingstonian FC. This being the clubs first piece of silverware for 15 seasons. Trevor would leave the Terrors during the 1995/96 season.

Article written by Ian Bullock TMUFC Members Club Vice President

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