Referring back to the forum posts re hat tricks on debut. Hampton Mad prodded my memory when he mentioned that there was a link with Grimsby Town with respect to Boothman. Looking back through my programmes I found the relevant entry, February 8th 1968..... "Supporters will no doubt have read that Dave has signed amateur forms for Brentford. Brentford's manager, Jimmy Sirrell, watched him play twice last week and signed him after seeing his two goals against Petters last Wednesday. Dave is expected to have trial gemas with the 'Bees' in the near future. Last Saturday he was in Grimsby playing for their Reserves in a trial game." Dave returned to the club to play a few games in 1972/73. I cannot find any info to suggest that he made a first team appearance with either Brentford or Grimsby.