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Club mourn passing of John Archer


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AFC Bournemouth is saddened to learn of the passing of John Archer, who played for the club for five years between 1961 and 1966.

Born in Stoke and a former Port Vale academy player, he moved to Dean Court on a free transfer in July 1961, making an immediate impact by scoring twice on his home debut. 

During Archer's first campaign with the Cherries, he and the side narrowly missed out on promotion under Bill McGarry in what was a strong season for the club. 

The forward partnered the likes of Dickie Dowsett and Ken Hodgson in attack and featured in the historic win over Newcastle United in the third round of the League Cup in the 1963/64 competition. 

Archer netted 37 goals in 139 third division games, before moving on to Crewe Alexandra for £3,000 in September 1966. 

He went on to play for Huddersfield Town and Chesterfield, where he captained the side to the Fourth Division title in their 1969/70 campaign. 

Everyone associated with AFC Bournemouth sends its condolences to John's family and friends at this sad time.

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