Player Information & Pen Pics 2003-04

 

 

Goalkeepers

 

Des Elliott

Experienced goalkeeper now in his third spell with United Counties side Desborough Town. Recently made his 400th appearance in UCL football, having also played for Stewarts & Lloyds along with Dr Martens League pair Rothwell Town and Corby Town.

 

Brad Wilson

Without doubt one of the best goalkeepers in the Youth & Reserve leagues, and one who could go far. Despite not being the tallest, he more than makes up for that with terrific reflexes and agility. One of a number of current Desborough Youth players who won a number of honours with Grange United, where he became a hero in two penalty shoot-outs in cup finals and then repeated that for Desborough in the Umbro International Football tournament in July 2002.

 

Defenders

 

Andy Greensmith

Defender or midfielder who started out with Rothwell Corinthians. Moved across town to link up with Rothwell Town and played Dr Martens football for the Bones before rejoining United Counties side Desborough Town in September 2002.

Bryan Jeffrey

A solid defender or midfield anchor man who has been a very consistent performer for the club. One of the longest serving players at United Counties side Desborough Town, having arrived at the Waterworks Field in 1993. He has now played well over 300 UCL matches for Desborough. Also played for Oadby Town and Aylestone Park.

 

Mark Pallett

Defender who is the longest-serving member of United Counties League side Desborough Town's squad. Made his first team debut in the 1990/91 season having progressed through the club's youth ranks.

 

Paul Djeneralevic

Midfielder or defender who joined Desborough Town from United Counties rivals Rothwell Corinthians in the summer of 2003. Started out with Stewarts & Lloyds.

 

Scott Munton

Defender who joined United Counties side Desborough Town in the summer of 2003. Previously with Corby Town in the Dr Martens League.

 

Shane White

Left-sided defender who has been with United Counties side Desborough Town since progressing from the youth ranks in 1996/7. Also has an impressive record as a penalty taker.

 

Midfielders

 

Ben Armstrong

Hard working midfield operator who linked up with United Counties side Desborough Town in the summer of 2002. Signed from Northampton Spencer, he also played for Rothwell Town, his first senior club, and Shepshed Dynamo.

 

Danny Steed

Midfielder who rejoined United Counties side Desborough Town in the summer of 2002 after a year with neighbours Rothwell Corinthians. Was also on the books at Dr Martens side Rothwell Towen as a youth.

Dave Beazeley

Versatile player who started his career with Northampton Town. Returned to United Counties side Desborough Town colours towards the start of the 2003/04 season after a break from the game. Previous clubs include Wellingborough, Stewarts & Lloyds, Rothwell Town and Rothwell Corinthians.

Graeme Archer

Veteran midfield man who gave great service to Corby Town over a decade, also played for Nuneaton Borough and the Southern League representative side. Now in his third spell with Desborough Town, rejoining in the summer of 2002, he also played in Stamford’s 1998 title-winning side and had two spells with Stewarts & Lloyds.

Matty O'Neill

Skilful midfielder who joined United Counties side Desborough Town in January 2001. Had two spells with Stewarts & Lloyds and also turned out for Bourne Town.

 

Tom Mills

Young midfield product of Desborough Town's youth set up. Switched to Rothwell Town where he made a number of Dr Martens appearances before returning to United Counties side Desborough in the summer of 2002, this time as a first-teamer.

 

Forwards

 

Callum Jenkins

Striker son of one of Desborough Town's coaches and former Kettering Town defender Iori. He linked up with United Counties side Desborough after being released by Dr Martens Premier outfit Cambridge City in September 2003.

 

George Donnelly

Striker who joined United Counties side Desborough Town in the summer of 2002 after starring in local football for Gretton. Goals galore in the second string earned him a place in the senior squad.

Michael Chong

Striker who came through the Corby Town junior ranks. A prolific marksman for United Counties side Desborough Town over a six-year period which has been interrupted by half season spells back at Corby and at Rothwell Corinthians.

 

Richard Gilbert

Utility player whose career has been interrupted by injury. Joined United Counties side Desborough Town from local side Kettering Nomads as a teenager and was part of the Knockout Cup-winning side in his first season after progressing from the youth ranks.

 

Michael Coles

A versatile player equally at home in attack or defence. Former Northampton Town player who has also seen service with Warboys Town and Raunds Town. Joined United Counties side Desborough Town in September 2001 from Raunds.

 

Sam Johnson

Pacey, tricky front-runner who came up through Desborough Town`s youth side. Made his senior debut at the age of 16 and is now regular in the first-team. Represented Northamptonshire under-18`s and was a member of their FA County Youth Cup-winning squad of 2001.

 

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