Ellis Laight

Ellis Laight

Born 30 June 1976 (Age 22 at debut)

Position: Forward

(Diamonds player #108)

Total appearances 1

(1 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut & Final game:

1 December 1998 (Away Rothwell Town)

Ellis was a trainee at Torquay United and signed professionally for them in July 1995, but after limited chances in the first team, joined Bideford AFC at the start of the 1996/97 season. His goal-scoring talents earned him a trial at Rushden & Diamonds and he went straight in to the starting line up in the Hillier Senior Cup tie at Rothwell Town.

He failed to impress and returned to Bideford AFC before joining Taunton Town in July 2000, and was instrumental in their FA Vase Final victory in May 2001. Ellis rejoined Bideford AFC in July 2003 and continued to be a prolific goal-scorer, and becoming their team captain. He went on to play 409 games for the Robins, scoring some 148 goals before leaving the club in July 2011, to join South West Peninsula League club Bovey Tracey. After a single season away from the Sports Ground, during which they gained promotion to the Southern League Premier, Ellis rejoined Bideford AFC on 17 August 2012, for a third spell at the club. He then went on to play for Buckland Athletic, becoming their manager before being dismissed at the end of 2017.





Rothwell Town (A)


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