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Hall of Fame No. 4

Former Grimsby Town forward is the fourth player in our hall of fame

Jon Rowan (Striker 2006-2010)

Jon Rowan's arrival at Boston Town was something of a rarity.

Here was a player with plenty of Football League experience at a high level - and yet he was in the prime of his career.

By the age of just 23, he'd made more than 50 appearances for Grimsby Town, most of them in what is now the Championship.

Rowan's final game for the Blundell Park club was in front of 14,000 against QPR at Loftus Road in April 2004 - but just over 18 months, after being hampered by injury, later he was making his Boston Town debut in front of a crowd of only 60.

In his four seasons with the Poachers - interrupted by a brief spell at York Street, he became a key part of one the most potent strikeforces in the club's history, alongside record goalscorers Gary Bull and Paul Goodhand.

Rowan was part of the team who won the United Counties League Cup in 2007, scoring in the shoot-out as Town beat Potton 4-2 on penalties.

He'd previously endeared himself to Mariners fans early on by scoring a 90th minute winner in a August 2001 League Cup tie against county rivals Lincoln City - the start of a cup run that saw him play in Grimsby's famous win at Anfield a couple of months later. The Liverpool team that night included a host of internationals such as Hyypia, Carragher, Hamann, Heskey, McAllister, Barmby and Redknapp.

Rowan also scored on his debut the previous season in a League Cup win against a Wolves side featuring future England defender Joleon Lescott.

Debut: 21 January 2006 - Ford Sports H 1-0
Total appearances:  110
Total goals: 51

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