Jack Midson

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Jack Midson
Jack Midson 16-05-2010 1.jpg
Midson playing for Oxford United in the 2010 Conference Premier play-off Final
Personal information
Full name Jack William Midson[1]
Date of birth (1983-09-12) 12 September 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Stevenage, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Eastleigh
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Stevenage Borough 10 (1)
2001 Harlow Town (loan) 8 (1)
2002 Hayes (loan) 7 (2)
2003–2004 Chelmsford City (loan) 3 (0)
2003 Hayes (loan) 7 (2)
2003 Hendon (loan) 7 (1)
2003–2004 Arlesey Town 37 (12)
2004–2005 Dagenham & Redbridge 9 (1)
2004–2005 Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 12 (2)
2005–2008 Bishop's Stortford 84 (18)
2008–2009 Histon 67 (25)
2009–2011 Oxford United 59 (10)
2010 Southend United (loan) 4 (2)
2011 Barnet (loan) 5 (0)
2011–2014 AFC Wimbledon 126 (38)
2014– Eastleigh 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:02, 23 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jack William Midson (born 12 September 1983) is an English professional footballer who plays for Eastleigh as a striker. He was the 2011–12 League Two joint top scorer, along with Izale McLeod, Lewis Grabban & Adebayo Akinfenwa, with 18 goals and scored 20 goals in all competitions during the 2011–12 season for AFC Wimbledon, finishing the season as their top scorer. He was AFC Wimbledon top scorer the following season as well, scoring 15 goals in all competitions and 13 in the league.

Career[edit]

Semi-professional[edit]

Midson was a tennis and football coach in Cambridgeshire and Enfield as well as a semi-professional footballer. He started his career at Stevenage Borough before spells at Dagenham & Redbridge, Chelmsford City and Bishop's Stortford before a successful one and a half-year spell at Histon, where he scored 20 goals in the 2008–09 season. He also taught PE lessons at Bowes Primary School and others as part of a fitness organisation course.[2]

Professional[edit]

Oxford United[edit]

After disappointment in the 2008–09 Conference play-off semi-final, Midson's contract at Histon expired. He joined Oxford United on 16 May 2009 on a two-year professional contract.[2] Midson featured regularly as Oxford gained promotion to the Football League after four years in the Conference Premier, and started for Oxford in the 2009–10 Conference play-off final at Wembley Stadium.[3]

On 5 November 2010, he joined Southend United on a brief loan.[4] Following his return to Oxford, Midson scored his first career hat-trick against Torquay United on 3 January 2011.[5] Midson joined Barnet on loan in March 2011,[6] making his debut by coming off the bench in a 1–0 defeat at Aldershot Town.[7]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

In June 2011, Midson signed for AFC Wimbledon. On 9 July 2011, he made his debut in a 2–0 pre-season friendly win against a Fulham XI.[8] He scored his first goals for AFC Wimbledon three days later, a brace in a 5–1 away friendly victory against Staines Town.[9] He made his competitive debut in AFC Wimbledon's Football League debut, a 3–2 home defeat to Bristol Rovers.[10] He finished the 2011–12 season as AFC Wimbledon's top scorer with 20 goals in all competitions. He also finished the season as joint-top scorer in League Two with 18 league goals in total.[11] In June 2012, AFC Wimbledon rejected a six-figure bid for Midson from Rotherham United, and he signed an improved contract with The Dons later that month.[12] On 2 December 2012, Midson scored for AFC Wimbledon in their first ever meeting with Milton Keynes Dons. AFC Wimbledon went on to lose the match 2–1 however.[13] After a rather inconsistent goal scoring start to the 2012–13 League Two season, Midson hit consistent goal scoring form towards the end of the season to help lift AFC Wimbledon away from the League Two relegation zone.[14] He passed the double figure mark for the second season in a row after scoring the only goal with a superb chip in a vital relegation 6 pointer against Aldershot Town on 16 March 2013.[15] He then scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over Fleetwood Town which meant that AFC Wimbledon avoided relegation on the last day of the season. Midson finished his second season with AFC Wimbledon once again as the club's top scorer, having scored 15 goals in all competitions and 13 in the league to help The Dons avoid relegation from the football league and secure a third successive season in League Two.

Eastleigh[edit]

Midson signed for Eastleigh in May 2014 after being released from AFC Wimbledon.[16]

Honours[edit]

Oxford United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search births indexes 1837 – 2006". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Player Profile: Jack Midson". AFC Wimbledon. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Oxford United 3–1 York City". BBC Sport. 16 May 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Oxford recall Jack Midson from Southend early". BBC Sport. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Torquay 3–4 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Barnet sign Oxford United striker Jack Midson on loan". BBC Sport. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Aldershot 1–0 Barnet". BBC Sport. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "AFC Wimbledon surprise Fulham". Sky Sports. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dons 5–1 Staines". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 2–3 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "2011–12 League Two Top Scorers". worldfootball.net. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Jack Midson signs improved deal at AFC Wimbledon". Hounslow, Heston & Whitton Chronicle. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "MK Dons 2–1 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 2 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Jack Midson 12–13 Soccerbase". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "A superb chip from Jack Midson handed AFC Wimbledon victory over fellow League Two strugglers Aldershot Town.". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Jack Midson Signs for Eastleigh FC.". Eastleigh FC. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 

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