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Top Goal Scorer Retires from Ramsbottom United

Author: Tony Cunningham Published: 20th February 2012 12:52

The Rams prolific goal-scorer, Jon Robinson, has announced his retirement from the game.

Football bootsJon, whose season has been disrupted as a result of his honeymoon, suspension and injuries has decided to hang up his boots at the relatively early age of just 30.

Niggling injuries have left the popular forward frustrated as he has attempted to regain his place in the starting line-up, of late from the bench as a result of the form of both Jordan Hulme and Lee Gaskell up front.

Jon joined the Rams from New Mills in 2009. His record since then has been superb. From 72 starts and 9 appearances as substitute, Jon has notched 46 goals as he has helped the club through one of it's most successful periods under joint-managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley.

Johnson commented "It is a big blow for us as Robbo has been a big part of what we have done here. I think he has just become a bit disillusioned but the door is still open for him. We are gutted but will always welcome him back here."

The team has finished 4th, 2nd and currently sits on top of the North West Counties League during Jon's three seasons with them, as promotion to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League remains the target for the ambitious Ramsbottom United club.

Even though this campaign has been a stop-start one for the player, from 20 starts and 5 off the bench, he is currently the clubs leading goalscorer with 16 goals.

During his time at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium, he has also scooped the NWCFL Player-of-the-Month award twice, emphasising his ability and respect within the competition.

A great favourite of the ever-growing band of 'Rammy' supporters, Jon's decision has come as a great surprise to the fans, and it's fair to say that his talent and dedication will be sadly missed.

Ramsbottom United Football Club would like to place on record their thanks for all Jon has done during his three seasons with them, and wish him well for the future.

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