Dougie Keast

Dougie Keast

Born 15 August 1962 (Age 31 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #33)

Total appearances 75 – 8 goals

(50 League, 1 FA Cup, 10 FA Trophy, 8 League Cup, 5 Hillier Senior Cup, 1 Maunsell Cup)

Debut:

26 March 1994 (Away Hinckley Town)

Final game:

31 July 1995 (Away Kettering Town)

Born in Edinburgh, Dougie started his football career with Hibernian before moving south of the border in order to take up a teacher (PE) career and joining Shepshed Charterhouse, in order to be close to his studies. After a short spell with the Leicestershire club, he joined Kettering Town in December 1983, and remained with the Poppies for some 10 years, making some 373 first team appearances, scoring 45 goals. In the summer of 1992, the midfielder moved to neighbours Corby Town to captain the side. With the Steelmen in financial difficulties, the offer of £3,000 from Diamonds in March 1994 proved to be an offer they couldn’t refuse, and he played nine games for Diamonds at the end of that season. He scored on his debut at Hinckley Town, and then became a key player during the 1994/1995 season as the Diamonds adjusted to life in the Southern League Premier and played in all but two games. The following season however, he found himself out of contention the following season, and joined Burton Albion in September 1995.

He played two season for the Brewers, before moving back too Northamptonshire and joining Rothwell Town as a defender for the 1997/1998 season. He was back at Corby Town in August 1998 and was made assistant manager. After becoming Sports Director at a Leicester Sports College, Dougie joined Leicester Senior League side Quorn in the summer of 2000, and helped them to promotion into the Midland Alliance in 2001. He took over the reigns as player/manager, gradually retiring from playing, and spent some four years with the club. In May 2006, he resigned as manager, and after a short spell at Loughborough Dynamo and Corby Town, he became manager at Stamford in January 2008. He departed ‘by mutual consent’ in April 2009, and become manager at Quorn again, this time the club being in the Northern Premier Division One South. After a poor start to the 2011/2012 season, Dougie resigned as manager on 27 August 2011, immediately after a 5-0 defeat to Grantham Town.

Appearances

1993/1994

BHM

26.3.94

Hinckley Town (A)

1 goal

BHM

2.4.94

VS Rugby (A)

1 goal

BHM

9.4.94

RC Warwick (A)

BHM

12.4.94

Grantham Town(H)

BHM

16.4.94

Armitage 90 (H)

BHM

23.4.94

Sutton Coldfield(A)

BHM

30.4.94

Evesham Utd (H)

as sub

BHM

2.5.94

Forest Green (H)

BHM

7.5.94

Redditch Utd (H)

1 goal

1994/1995

MCF

2.8.94

Peterboro Utd (H)

BHP

20.8.94

Cheltenham Tn(H)

BHP

23.8.94

Gravesend&Nflt(A)

BHP

27.8.94

Halesowen Tn (H)

BHP

29.8.94

Trowbridge Tn (H)

BHP

3.9.94

BurtonAlbion (H)

BHP

6.9.94

Crawley Town (A)

FAC1q

10.9.94

EastwoodHanley(A)

FAT1r

20.9.94

Hendon (A)

HSC1

27.9.94

Desborough (H)

BHP

1.10.94

Gresley Rovers(A)

1 goal

DMC1/1

4.10.94

Rothwell Town (H)

BHP

8.10.94

Crawley Town (H)

FAT2q

15.10.94

Wembley (H)

DMC1/2

18.10.94

Rothwell Town (A)

1 goal

BHP

22.10.94

Dorchester Tn (A)

HSC2

25.10.94

N’ton Spencer (H)

1 goal

BHP

29.10.94

Gloucester City(H)

BHP

5.11.94

Burton Albion (A)

DMC2

8.11.94

Bedworth Utd (H)

BHP

12.11.94

VS Rugby (H)

BHP

15.11.94

Trowbridge Tn(A)

BHP

19.11.94

Corby Town(A)

FAT3q

26.11.94

Crawley Town(H)

BHP

3.12.94

Leek Town (A)

BHP

10.12.94

Halesowen Tn (H)

DMC3

14.12.94

Baldock Town (H)

BHP

17.12.94

Solihull Boro (H)

BHP

26.12.94

Cambridge City(A)

BHP

31.12.94

Hastings Town (A)

BHP

2.1.95

Chelmsford City(H)

BHP

7.1.95

Worcester City(H)

BHP

14.1.95

VS Rugby (A)

DMCQ

16.1.95

Worcester City(A)

FAT1

24.1.95

Sudbury Town (H)

BHP

28.1.95

Cheltenham Tn(A)

BHP

4.2.95

Sittingbourne (H)

DMCQr

7.2.95

Worcester City(H)

BHP

18.2.95

Atherstone Utd (A)

1 goal

FAT2

20.2.95

Farnborough Tn(A)

BHP

25.2.95

Gresley Rovers(H)

DMCS/1

28.2.95

Leek Town (H)

FAT3

4.3.95

Halesowen Tn (H)

DMCS/2

7.3.95

Leek Town (A)

BHP

11.3.95

Corby Town (H)

HSCSF

14.3.95

Rothwell Town (A)

BHP

18.3.95

Gloucester City(A)

BHP

21.3.95

Leek Town (H)

FAT4

25.3.95

Enfield (A)

FAT4r

28.3.95

Enfield (H)

1 goal

BHP

30.3.95

Gravesend&Nflt(H)

as sub

BHP

1.4.95

Atherstone td (H)

BHP

3.4.95

Hednesford Tn (A)

FATS/1

8.4.95

Woking (H)

BHP

11.4.95

Hednesford Tn (H)

FATS/2

15.4.95

Woking (A)

BHP

17.4.95

Cambridge City(H)

BHP

23.4.95

Hastings Town (H)

BHP

24.4.95

Chelmsford City(A)

BHP

26.4.95

Sittingbourne (A)

BHP

29.4.95

Worcester City(A)

BHP

2.5.95

Dorchester Tn (H)

BHP

4.5.95

Sudbury Town (A)

BHP

6.5.95

Sudbury Town (H)

1995/1996

HSCF

29.7.95

Kettering Town (H)

HSCFr

31.7.95

Kettering Town (A)

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