100 Up For Jack

 

Rocester officials believe Jack Langston has become the youngest player in the Romans' 135-year history to make 100 appearances after the midfielder reached the milestone in the 3-3 draw against Causeway United on 21st April - a week before his 19th birthday.

 

Centurion Jack, who initially played in Rocester's youth team, was handed his first team debut at just 16 years of age by then manager Alan Beaman, who played him at right-back in an F.A. Cup tie against Wednesfield on 15th August 2009, which the Romans won 2-1.

 

However more than two months passed before Jack made his second appearance, and in April 2010 he netted his first goal - a penalty in the 8-0 drubbing of Cradley Town.

 

Jack Langston (left), Paul Croft (centre) and club Chairman Mark Deaville. (click to enlarge)Following his 100th game, Jack was presented with a memento to mark his achievement by former Romans favourite Paul Croft, who himself scored 100 goals during a 500-game Rocester career.