Marcus Kelly

Marcus Kelly

Born 16 March 1986 (Age 18 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #’179)

Total appearances 192 – 16 goals

(158 League, 11 FA Cup, 8 FA Trophy, 2 League Trophy, 8 League Cup, 4 Hillier Senior Cup, 1 Maunsell Cup)

Debut: 27 March 2004 (Home AFC Bournemouth)

Final game: 26 April 2009 (Home Woking)

After showing great promise and skill in the youth set-up and reserve team, local lad Marcus was named on the bench for Diamonds Division 2 matches against Bournemouth, Stockport County and Barnsley in the 2003 / 2004 season and soon made his full debut at Brighton & Hove Albion. The following season, he made a further three starts plus eight as substitute, and in the summer of 2005 was rewarded with a six month professional contract. Following a string of fine performances at the beginning of the 2005 / 2006 campaign, which saw him become a first team regular, Marcus’ contract was soon renegotiated by the club.

Shoulder problems which required an operation reduced his opportunities during the 2006 / 2007 season, and although the club offered him a new deal at the end of that season, he turned this down and was placed on the transfer list on 11 May 2007 as a result. He was taken off that list two months later after deciding to remain at the club fot the coming season, but his shoulder problems meant that he was not able to start during the early games. He made it back by mid-September, and quickly re-established his place in the Diamonds side. His season was especially memorable for the goal he scored at the Memorial Stadium against Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup – an effort from almost on the half-way line which earned special praise from Alan Shearer on Match of the Day. Further injury meant he missed the end of the season after helping his side to the Setanta Shield final. The 2008 / 2009 season saw him make 39 appearances in the Blue Square Premier, 11 of them as substitute, including an unbroken run from the start of November until the end of the season.

He left the club at the end of May 2009 and joined fellow Conference side Oxford United, but his appearances were limited, and he went on loan to Kettering Town on 24 November 2009. On 7 January 2010, the move was made permanent signing a deal until the end of the season, with the option of a twelve month extension. Following financial problems at Kettering, Marcus went on loan to fellow Conference side Mansfield Town on 24 November 2011, with a view to sign an 18 month contract with the Stags in the January transfer window, but was recalled to Kettering Town on 4 January 2012 and the permanent move cancelled. He left the Poppies at the end of the season following their relegation, and signed for Conference side Tamworth on 5 July 2012. Marcus left at the end of the season, and signed a one year deal with fellow Conference side Forest Green Rovers on 17 July 2013.

 

 

Appearances

2003/2004 – squad number 28

D2

27.3.04

Bournemouth (H)

as sub

D2

3.4.04

Stockport Co (A)

as sub

D2

10.4.04

Barnsley (H)

as sub

D2

12.4.04

Brighton & HA (A)

 

D2

17.4.04

Grimsby Town (A)

as sub

D2

24.4.04

Hartlepool Utd (H)

 

D2

1.5.04

Colchester Utd (A)

 

D2

8.5.04

Port Vale (H)

 

2004/2005 – squad number 23

CCL2

7.8.04

Kidderminster (H)

as sub

CC1

24.8.04

Swindon Town (H)

as sub

CCL2

4.9.04

Southend Utd (H)

 

CCL2

2.10.04

Rochdale (H)

as sub

CCL2

30.10.04

Notts County (H)

as sub

FAC2

4.12.04

Colchester Utd (H)

as sub

CCL2

3.1.05

Swansea City (H)

as sub

CCL2

8.1.05

Shrewsbury Tn (H)

as sub

CCL2

15.1.05

Cheltenham Tn (A)

as sub

CCL2

22.1.05

Leyton Orient (H)

 

CCL2

19.3.05

Kidderminster (A)

as sub

CCL2

25.3.05

Lincoln City (H)

as sub

CCL2

7.5.05

Macclesfield Tn (A)

 

2005/2006 – squad number 23

CCL2

6.8.05

Darlington (H)

 

CCL2

9.8.05

Mansfield Town(A)

 

CCL2

20.8.05

Chester City (H)

 

CC1

24.8.05

Coventry City (H)

 

CCL2

27.8.05

Lincoln City (H)

 

CCL2

29.8.05

Grimsby Town (A)

 

CCL2

2.9.05

Peterborough U(H)

 

CCL2

10.9.05

Oxford Utd (A)

 

CCL2

13.9.05

Macclesfield Tn(A)

 

CCL2

17.9.05

Stockport Co (H)

 

CCL2

24.9.05

Notts County (A)

 

CCL2

27.9.05

Northampton Tn(H)

 

CCL2

1.10.05

Rochdale (A)

 

CCL2

7.10.05

Bury (H)

 

CCL2

15.10.05

Wycombe Wds(A)

 

LDV1

18.10.05

Southend Utd (H)

 

CCL2

22.10.05

Shrewsbury Tn (H)

 

FAC1

6.11.05

Halifax Town (A)

 

CCL2

11.11.05

Boston Utd (H)

 

FAC1r

15.11.05

Halifax Town (H)

 

LDV2

22.11.05

Swansea City (A)

 

CCL2

26.11.05

Darlington (A)

 

FAC2

3.12.05

Leyton Orient (H)

 

CCL2

10.12.05

Mansfiled Town(H)

as sub

CCL2

17.12.05

Chester City (A)

 

CCL2

26.12.05

Leyton Orient (A)

 

CCL2

28.12.05

Cheltenham Tn(H)

 

CCL2

14.1.06

Wrexham (H)

as sub

CCL2

21.1.06

Stockport Co (A)

 

CCL2

28.1.06

Oxford Utd (H)

2 goals

CCL2

4.2.06

Northampton Tn(A)

 

CCL2

7.2.06

Bury (A)

 

CCL2

11.2.06

Notts County (H)

 

CCL2

14.2.06

Wrexham (A)

 

CCL2

18.2.06

Carlisle Utd (A)

 

CCL2

25.2.06

Macclesfield Tn(H)

 

CCL2

4.3.06

Grimsby Town (H)

 

CCL2

11.3.06

Lincoln City (A)

 

CCL2

18.3.06

Leyton Orient (H)

 

CCL2

25.3.06

Cheltenham Tn(A)

 

CCL2

1.4.06

Torquay Utd (H)

 

CCL2

8.4.06

Bristol Rvrs (A)

 

CCL2

15.4.06

Rochdale (H)

 

CCL2

18.4.06

Shrewsbury Tn(A)

 

CCL2

22.4.06

Wycombe Wds(H)

1 goal

CCL2

29.4.06

Boston Utd (A)

 

CCL2

6.5.06

Barnet (H)

 

2006/2007 – squad number 11

Conf

12.8.06

Crawley Town (A)

 

Conf

15.8.06

Grays Athletic (H)

 

Conf

19.8.06

Forest Green (H)

 

Conf

26.8.06

Southport (A)

 

Conf

1.9.06

Kidderminster (A)

 

Conf

9.9.06

Altrincham (H)

 

Conf

12.9.06

Tamworth (A)

 

Conf

16.9.06

Stafford Rgrs (A)

 

Conf

19.9.06

Gravesend & Nflt(H)

 

Conf

23.9.06

Woking (A)

 

Conf

30.9.06

Burton Albion (H)

1 goal

Conf

3.10.06

Morecambe (A)

 

Conf

6.10.06

Stevenage Boro(H)

 

Conf

10.10.06

Halifax Town (H)

 

Conf

21.10.06

Weymouth (A)

 

FAC4q

28.10.06

Altrincham (H)

 

Conf

4.11.06

Dagenham&Red(H)

1 goal

FAC1

11.11.06

Yeovil Town (H)

 

Conf

18.11.06

St.Albans (A)

1 goal

Conf

25.11.06

Aldershot Tn (H)

 

FAC2

2.12.06

Tamworth (H)

 

Conf

9.12.06

Oxford Utd (H)

 

FAT1

16.12.06

Scarborough (H)

 

Conf

26.12.06

Cambridge Utd (A)

1 goal

Conf

30.12.06

Gravesend &Nflt(A)

 

Conf

1.1.07

Tamworth (H)

 

Conf

20.1.07

Stafford Rgrs (H)

 

Conf

23.1.07

Cambridge Utd (H)

 

Conf

29.1.07

Oxford Utd (A)

as sub

FAT3

3.2.07

Gravesend &Nflt(A)

 

HSCSF

6.2.07

Rothwell Town (H)

 

Conf

17.2.07

St.Albans (H)

 

Conf

3.3.07

Exeter City (H)

 

Conf

6.3.07

Morecambe (H)

1 goal

Conf

13.3.07

Halifax Town (A)

 

Conf

23.3.07

Crawley Town (H)

 

Conf

27.3.07

Grays Athletic (A)

 

Conf

31.3.07

Forest Green (A)

 

Conf

3.4.07

Weymouth (H)

 

Conf

7.4.07

Southport (H)

 

2007/2008 – squad number 18

Conf

22.9.07

Halifax Town (A)

as sub

Conf

25.9.07

Grays Athletic (H)

as sub

Conf

29.9.07

Stafford Rgrs (H)

 

HSC1

3.10.07

Corby Town (A)

 

Conf

6.10.07

Altrincham (A)

 

Conf

9.10.07

Cambridge Utd (A)

 

Conf

12.10.07

Forest Green (H)

 

Conf

20.10.07

Exeter City (A)

 

FAC4q

27.10.07

Solihull Moors (H)

1 goal

Conf

1.11.07

Oxford Utd (H)

 

FAC1

10.11.07

Macclesfield Tn(H)

 

Conf

17.11.07

Aldershot Tn (A)

 

Conf

24.11.07

Northwich Vic (A)

 

FAC2

1.12.07

Bristol Rvrs (A)

1 goal

Conf

4.12.07

Histon (H)

 

Conf

8.12.07

Droylsden (A)

as sub

SS4

21.12.07

Cambridge Utd (A)

 

Conf

26.12.07

Stevenage B (H)

 

Conf

1.1.08

Stevenage B (A)

 

Conf

5.1.08

Salisbury City (A)

 

FAT2

12.1.08

Exeter City (H)

as sub

1 goal

Conf

19.1.08

Crawley Tn (A)

as sub

Conf

26.1.08

Weymouth (H)

 

Conf

29.1.08

BurtonAlbion (A)

as sub

FAT3

2.2.08

Halifax Town (A)

 

Conf

9.2.08

Halifax Town (H)

 

Conf

16.2.08

Altrincham (H)

 

FAT4

23.2.08

York City (H)

 

SS5

26.2.08

Kidderminster (A)

 

Conf

1.3.08

Woking (H)

 

SSQF

8.3.08

Northwich Vic (A)

2 goals

Conf

11.3.08

Ebbsfleet Utd (A)

 

Conf

15.3.08

Histon (A)

 

Conf

22.3.08

York City (H)

 

Conf

24.3.08

Kidderminster (A)

as sub

SSSF

27.3.08

Halifax Town (H)

 

SSF

3.4.08

Aldershot Tn (A)

 

2008/2009 – squad number 23

MCF

26.7.08

Peterborough U(H)

 

Conf

9.8.08

Eastbourne B (A)

 

Conf

12.8.08

Ebbsfleet Utd (H)

 

Conf

23.8.08

Kettering Tn (H)

as sub

Conf

25.8.08

Histon (H)

as sub

Conf

6.9.08

Crawley Town (H)

as sub

HSC1

16.9.08

Rothwell Tn (A)

 

Conf

29.9.08

Altrincham (H)

as sub

Conf

4.10.08

Oxford Utd (A)

 

Conf

7.10.08

Grays Ath (H)

1 goal

Conf

12.10.08

Torquay Utd (H)

 

FAC4q

25.10.08

Evesham Utd (A)

as sub

Conf

1.11.08

Cambridge Utd (A)

 

SS3

4.11.08

Stevenage B (H)

 

Conf

8.11.08

Weymouth (H)

 

Conf

15.11.08

Kidderminster (H)

 

Conf

22.11.08

Eastbourne B (H)

as sub

Conf

29.11.08

Altrincham (A)

as sub

HSCSF

2.12.08

Long Buckby (H)

 

Conf

6.12.08

Barrow (H)

as sub

Conf

9.12.08

Woking (A)

as sub

FAT1

13.12.08

Newport Co (A)

as sub

FAT1r

16.12.08

Newport Co (H)

 

Conf

20.12.08

Northwich Vic (H)

 

Conf

26.12.08

Stevenage B (A)

 

Conf

1.1.09

Stevenage B (H)

as sub

FAT2

10.1.09

Torquay Utd (A)

 

Conf

17.1.09

Ebbsfleet Utd (A)

 

Conf

23.1.09

Forest Green (H)

 

Conf

27.1.09

Mansfield Tn (A)

 

Conf

1.2.09

Cambridge Utd (H)

 

Conf

9.2.09

Burton Albion (A)

 

Conf

21.2.09

Weymouth (A)

2 goals

Conf

24.2.09

York City (H)

 

Conf

28.2.09

Mansfield Tn (H)

 

Conf

7.3.09

Torquay Utd (A)

as sub

Conf

10.3.09

Lewes (H)

 

Conf

14.3.09

Crawley Tn (A)

 

Conf

21.3.09

Salisbury City (A)

 

Conf

24.3.09

Oxford Utd (H)

 

Conf

28.3.09

Northwich Vic (A)

 

Conf

31.3.09

Grays Ath (A)

 

Conf

4.4.09

Salisbury City (H)

 

Conf

11.4.09

Kettering Tn (H)

 

Conf

13.4.09

Histon (A)

as sub

Conf

18.4.09

Forest Green (A)

 

Conf

26.4.09

Woking (H)

 
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