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Kemp: John J. (John)

1957-1959 (Player Details)

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Born: Clydebank: 11-04-1934

Debut: v Manchester City (h): 21-02-1959

56 9st 9 lb (1957)

After starting with local Scottish Junior club Duntocher Hibernian, Kemp made his name with Clyde, scoring three goals in twelve League games in 1955-56 as Clyde were relegated from the Scottish First Division. He scored another four goals in 1956-57 before joining First Division Leeds United in December 1957, after playing once for Clyde in the 1957-58 season. His stay at Leeds was not the most successful, as he broke a bone in his foot and made his only senior appearance in a disasterous home defeat. He went to Fourth Division Barrow in March 1959 and was far more successful, playing one hundred and seventy League games, scoring forty-six goals for them. He scored twice in ten appearances in the balance of the 1958-59 season but in 1959-60 he missed only four League games while scoring nine goals as Barrow finished eighteenth. Barrow fared worse in 1960-61 when they slipped to twenty-second as Kemp scored five goals in twenty-six League games. In the following season of 1961-62 he had his best season, when he topped the club's goalscorers with fifteen goals in rhe League and inwhich he made thirty-nine appearances as well as scoring in his only F.A. Cup game, as Barrow rose to ninth just eight points behind Champions Millwall. He scored ten times in the League from thirty-four appearances and added another goal in the League Cup, as Barrow maintained ninth spot twelve points off the pace. He had hit the net four times in nineteen League games in 1963-64 before leaving to join Third Division Crewe Alexandra in December 1963, where he scored seven times in forty-seven League appearances before ending his career in June 1966. He was not a prolific goalscorer at Gresty Road and scored once in twenty-one League appearances in the balance of the 1963-64 season, as the club finished twenty-second and slipped into the Fourth Division. Back in familiar surroundings Kemp scored five goals in nineteen League appearances as Crewe finished tenth. Now thirty-two he scored once in the League from seven appearances and also scored one in the League Cup before retiring at the end of the 1965-66 season

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