Nicky Eyre

Nicky Eyre

Born 7 September 1985 (Age 20 at debut)

Position: Goalkeeper

(Diamnds player #232)

Total appearances 21

(19 League, 1 FA Cup, 1 FA Trophy)

Debut:

12 August 2006 (Away Crawley Town)

Final game:

16 December 2006 (Home Scarborough)

The former Tottenham Hotspur trainee spent three years at White Hart Lane and represented England at Under-17 level before being released in May 2005. He joined Grays Athletic, where he spent a season with the Essex club. Nicky was signed on a short-term deal by Paul Hart on 2 August 2006 following a successful trial period during pre-season for the 2006/2007 season. He was ever-present between the sticks during Paul Harts reign, becoming a crowd favourite and although he made sixteen appearances during that time, his opportunities were then limited following Hart’s departure.

During Tony Godden’s spell as caretaker manager, Nicky fell behind Scott Tynan in the pecking order. His starts were restricted to League appearances against Weymouth, Dagenham & Redbridge and Oxford United and cup matches versus Altrincham and Scarborough. With the appointment of a new manager there will always be changes, and Graham Westley did not feel it to be in the best interest of the Club to extend Nicky’s contract, so he was released by Diamonds on 21 December 2006.

Nicky Eyre

After leaving Nene Park, Nicky was the backup goalkeeper at Dagenham & Redbridge at the end of their promotion season to the Football League and then moved to St.Albans City for the 2007-08 season. After a brief period back at Grays (on loan) he joined Conference South side Bishop’s Stortford during the 2008-09 season before losing his place due to a groin injury. He joined Conference South side Chelmsford City on 24 March 2010, but was released at the end of the season. On 3 September 2010, Nicky rejoined Conference South side Bishop Stortford, but lost place in the team after a groin strain. On 14 October 2010, he joined Isthmian Division One North side AFC Sudbury. He rejoined Bishop’s Stortford (dual registration) in April 2011, and although he planned to rejoin Chelmsford City at the end of the season, he moved back to Bishop’s Stortford in July 2011. After spending the season with the Bishops, Nicky joined Isthmian Division One North side Heybridge Swiftson 8 June 2012. In November 2013, Nicky made the decision to leave the Swifts and on 12 November 2013, joined fellow Isthmian Division One North side Witham Town. Coaching and family commitments meant he was unable to stay at Witham, and he re-signed  for Chelmsford City at the end of March 2014. He quit the game early in the 2014-15 season to focus on a Goalkeeper glove business. He returned to the game in 2017 to play for Bishops Stortford, and by the 2019/20 season he was with Saffron Walden Town.

Appearances

2006/2007 – squad number 1

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

28.8.06

York City (H)

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)

Conf

3.10.06

Morecambe (A)

Conf

6.10.06

Stevenage Boro (H)

Conf

10.10.06

Halifax Town (H)

Conf

14.10.06

Northwich Vic (A)

Conf

21.10.06

Weymouth (A)

FAC4q

28.10.06

Altrincham (H)

Conf

4.11.06

Dagenham&Red(H)

Conf

9.12.06

Oxford Utd (H)

FAT1

16.12.06

Scarborough (H)

Petr Mikolanda

Petr Mikolanda

Born 12 September 1984 (Age 21 at debut)

Position: Forward

(Diamonds player # 231)

Total appearances 9 – 1 goal

(9 League)

Debut:

28 January 2006 (Home Oxford United)

Final game:

6 May 2006 (Home Barnet)

Born in the Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia), Petr began his career with the youth team at Motorlet in Prague, before joining Slavia Praha where he won several Under 19 caps for his country. In June 2003, he joined Czech side Viktoria Zizkov where he scored 13 goals in his first season, and represented his country at Under 20 and under 21 level. He joined West Ham United in July 2005 at the age of 20 and scored three times during pre-season games. After signing a one year deal, he failed to make a first team appearance during his stay at Upton Park. He went on loan to Northampton Town in September 2005, but injury meant he only made three appearances. Another loan was arranged in November 2005, this time to Swindon Town where he played five games before returning after a single month. Petr third loan spell was with Diamonds, where he arrived for an end of season loan on 27 January 2006.

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He will be remembered by many Diamonds fans for the spectacular goal he scored against Notts County in February 2006, arguably one of the best seen at Nene Park. After his returned to the Hammers, he was released and returned to the Czech republic where he played for FK Mlada Boleslav. Petr had to retire from the game at a young age of 22 in June 2007 due to ill health after a kidney problem and a heart condition was diagnosed. He has since recovered sufficiently to completing a coaching coarse and is currently involved in coaching children.

Appearances

2005/2006 – squaf number 10

CCL2

28.1.06

Oxford Utd (H)

CCL2

4.2.06

Northampton Tn(A)

CCL2

7.2.06

Bury (A)

CCL2

11.2.06

Notts County (H)

1 goal

CCL2

14.2.06

Wrexham (A)

CCL2

18.2.06

Carlisle Utd (A)

CCL2

25.2.06

Macclesfield Tn(H)

as sub

CCL2

29.4.06

Boston Utd (A)

as sub

CCL2

6.5.06

Barnet (H)

Darren Caskey

Darren Caskey

Born 21 August 1974 (Age 31 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #230)

Total appearances 19 – 2 goals

(18 League, 1 Maunsell Cup)

Debut:

24 January 2006 (Home Peterborough United)

Final game:

6 May 2006 (Home Barnet)

After starting as a trainee at Tottenham Hotspur, he won honours at England Under-18 level, captaining the side to victory in the 1993 European Championships, and scoring in the Final. He made some 32 appearances for Spurs, during which time he went on loan to Watford, before he was subject to a £700,000 move to Reading in 1996. He made 201 appearances for the Royals, scoring 35 goals for the Royals, before a move to Notts County, where he made over 100 appearances. After that he had spells at Bristol City, Hornchurch, Peterborough United, Bath City, Havant & Waterlooville, before crossing the Atlantic to play for Virginia Beach Mariners. He joined Diamonds after returning from the States although International clearance was not received until 27 January 2006. Diamonds were struggling under Barry Hunter to avoid the drop into the Conference and he remained for the rest of the season before being released in May 2006.

Darren joined Kettering Town on 18 May 2006, before a loan spell with Halesowen Town the following year. He later made the move permanent for the 2008/2009 season. At the start of the 2009/2010 season, he joined Conference North side Ilkeston Town as player/coach, although he had to wait until the end of February before making his debut. Following the winding up of the club in September 2010, he remained with the reformed Ilkeston FC at the start of their campaign in the Northern Premier League Division One South in the 2011/2012 season, taking on the role of Assistant Manager to Kevin Wilson, and helping them to promotion into the NPL Premierat the end of the 2011/2012 season. On 25 September 2013, Darren was appointed Assistant Manager (to Gary Mills) at Conference side Gateshead, and that partnership continued at Wrexham in 2015-16. He then spent some time in various backroom roles at York City before leaving in 2017.

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Appearances

2005/2006 – squad number 11

MCF

24.1.06

Peterborough U (H)

1 goal

CCL2

28.1.06

Oxford Utd (H)

as sub

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)

1 goal

CCL2

22.4.06

Wycombe Wdrs(H)

CCL2

29.4.06

Boston Utd (A)

CCL2

6.5.06

Barnet (H)

Scott Tynan

Scott Tynan

Born 27 November 1983 (Age 22 at debut)

Position: Goalkeeper

(Diamonds player #229)

Total appearances 42

(35 League, 2 FA Cup, 2 FA Trophy, 2 Hillier Senior Cup, 1 Maunsell Cup)

Debut:

24 January 2006 (Home Peterborough United)

Final game:

7 April 2007 (Home Southport)

Scott began his career with Wigan Athletic in 2001 as cover for the first and second choice goalkeepers, but failed to make an appearance for them during his stay. He left in the summer of 2002 to join Nottingham Forest on a two year contract, but again failed to make any first team appearances for them after breaking his elbow at the end of his first season. He went out on loan to Telford United in December 2003 for two months, but was released at the end of the season. A short spell with Bristol City was followed by a move to Conference side Barnet in September 2004 where he managed to get some experience between the posts, helping them to the promotion. He joined Diamonds from Barnet on 18 January 2006 on a four year deal for a £10,000 transfer fee as cover for Danny Crane following the departure of Jamie Young.

He made his debut in the Maunsell Cup Final win over Peterborough United and kept his place throughout the rest of the season. Nicky Eyre came in during the summer of 2006, leaving Scott as number two and he initially went out on loan to Hereford United on 8 August 2006 for one month, later extended to two, although he was recalled on 18 September. He regained his place in the team in October and also played for the England semi-professional side.

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He was released by mutual consent on 1 May 2007 and later joined Ebbsfleet United as emergency cover on a non-contract basis. He signed for Northwich Victoria in October 2007, but suffered a cruciate ligament injury in January 2009, before being released in the summer of 2009. He played for Unibond Division One North side Salford City, before joining Conference North side Vauxhall Motors in the summer of 2010. He helped them to secure a polace in the FA Cup 1st Round in November 2010, before they lost to Hartlepool United. Scott retired in the summer of 2011 to concentrate on his Tattoo business and also a coaching role with goalkeeping Academy Just4Keepers, and is currently based in Liverpool. He came briefly out of retirement in February 2013, to play for Cheshire League Division One side Billinge.

Appearances

2005/2006 – squad number 47

MCF

24.1.06

Peterborough U (H)

CCL2

28.1.06

Oxford Utd (H)

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

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)

as sub

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 Wdrs(H)

CCL2

29.4.06

Boston Utd (A)

2006/2007 – squad number 20

HSC1

17.10.06

Cogenhoe Utd (H)

HSCQF

31.10.06

Ford Sports (A)

FAC1

11.11.06

Yeovil Town (H)

Conf

18.11.06

St.Albans (A)

Conf

25.11.06

Aldershot Tn (H)

FAC2

2.12.06

Tamworth (H)

Conf

26.12.06

Cambridge Utd (A)

Conf

30.12.06

Gravesend&Nflt(A)

Conf

1.1.07

Tamworth (H)

Conf

6.1.07

Altrincham (A)

FAT2

13.1.07

Witton Albion (A)

Conf

20.1.07

Stafford Rgrs (H)

Conf

23.1.07

Cambridge Utd (H)

Conf

29.1.07

Oxford Utd (A)

FAT3

3.2.07

Gravesend&Nflt(A)

Conf

10.2.07

Dagenham&Rdg(A)

Conf

17.2.07

St.Albans (H)

Conf

20.2.07

Exeter City (A)

Conf

24.2.07

Aldershot Town (A)

Conf

3.3.07

Exeter City (H)

Conf

6.3.07

Morecambe (H)

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)

Wayne Hatswell

Wayne Hatswell

Born 8 February 1975 (Age 30 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #228)

Total appearances 85 – 6 goals

(75 League, 3 FA Cup, 4 FA Trophy, 1 League Cup, 1 Hillier Senior Cup, 1 Maunsell Cup)

Debut:

21 January 2006 (Away Stockport County)

Final game:

12 January 2008 (Home Exeter City)

Wayne started his career with local side Swindon Supermarine, before moving on the Witney Town and Forest Green Rovers in 1999. He remained at Forest Green for two season and in 2001, achieved notoriety by scoring a classic own goal in an FA Cup tie against Morecambe. Despite this, his form came to the attention of a number of League sides, and he moved to Oxford United for £35,000 in December 2000. He made over 50 appearances before moving to Chester City in the summer of 2002. Kidderminster then paid £8,000 for the solid central defender in October 2003, and he established himself as club captain, and earning a three year contract at Aggborough.

Wayne joined Diamonds on 18 January 2006 during the transfer window for a fee reported to be £8,000. Manager Barry Hunter was looking to strengthen the defence and bring in some experience in an effort to keep Diamonds in the Football League. The defender scored his first goal at Bury the following month demonstrating his fierce free kick with a goal from 35 yards out. During the 2007/2008 season, the 32-year old defender made 22 League appearances; scoring three goals for Diamonds, with his final goal for the club in the 1-0 home win over Northwich Victoria on 29 December 2007. On 17 January 2008, he left the club to join Cambridge United in a five figure fee, reported to be £20,000.

Wayne Hatswell climbs with former Diamonds player Tyrone Berry

After a successful period at Cambridge United, he agreed a two-year deal to become player / coach at League of Ireland Premier Division side Dundalk, joining the club on 5 January 2010. He was soon offered the post of assistant manager to Ian Foster. After just one year however, he was released by mutual agreement at the end of December to join up with Dean Holdsworth at Conference side Newport County, taking up a player / coaching role from January 2011. Wayne left at the end of the 2011/2012 season, before agreeing a deal with newly promoted Conference North side Brackley Town on 10 August 2012. On 4 November 2012, Wayne announced his retirement from the game, but less than two months later, was appointed manager at Northern Premier League Division One South side Stamford on 3 January 2013. After just four months, he guided the club to promotion following a Play-Off Final win over Chasetown, but this was to be his final game in charge of the Daniels. On 23 May 2013, he took up the post of First Team Coach at newly promoted League Two side Newport County, teaming up with former Diamonds boss Justin Edinburgh. He left there in 2015 after Justin Edinburgh moved to Gillingham joining up again at Gillingham for 18 months before returning to Newport County as Assistant Manager in March 2017.

Appearances

2005/2006 – squad number 14

CCL2

21.1.06

Stockport Co (A)

CCL2

28.1.06

Oxford Utd (H)

CCL2

4.2.06

Northampton Tn(A)

CCL2

7.2.06

Bury (A)

1 goal

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

15.4.06

Rochdale (H)

CCL2

18.4.06

Shrewsbury Tn (A)

CCL2

22.4.06

Wycombe Wdrs(H)

CCL2

29.4.06

Boston Utd (A)

CCL2

6.5.06

Barnet (H)

2006/2007 – squad number 6

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

28.8.06

York City (H)

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)

Conf

3.10.06

Morecambe (A)

Conf

6.10.06

Stevenage Boro(H)

1 goal

Conf

10.10.06

Halifax Town (H)

Conf

14.10.06

Northwich Vic (A)

Conf

21.10.06

Weymouth (A)

FAC4q

28.10.06

Altrincham (H)

Conf

4.11.06

Dagenham&Red(H)

FAC1

11.11.06

Yeovil Town (H)

Conf

18.11.06

St.Albans (A)

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)

Conf

30.12.06

Gravesend&Nflt(A)

Conf

1.1.07

Tamworth (H)

Conf

6.1.07

Altrincham (A)

FAT2

13.1.07

Witton Albion (A)

Conf

20.1.07

Stafford Rgrs (H)

Conf

23.1.07

Cambridge Utd (H)

Conf

29.1.07

Oxford Utd (A)

FAT3

3.2.07

Gravesend&Nflt(A)

Conf

10.2.07

Dagenham&Red(A)

Conf

17.2.07

St.Albans (H)

Conf

20.2.07

Exeter City (A)

Conf

24.2.07

Aldershot Town (A)

Conf

14.4.07

Kidderminster (H)

as sub

Conf

17.4.07

Stevenage Boro(A)

Conf

21.4.07

Woking (H)

Conf

28.4.07

Burton Albion (A)

2007/2008 – squad number 6

MCF

4.8.07

Northampton Tn(H)

Conf

11.8.07

Woking (A)

Conf

14.8.07

Farsley Celtic (H)

1 goal

Conf

18.8.07

Ebbsfleet Utd (H)

Conf

25.8.07

Torquay Utd (A)

Conf

27.8.07

Kidderminster (H)

Conf

30.8.07

York City (A)

Conf

4.9.07

Crawley Town (H)

Conf

8.9.07

Salisbury City (A)

Conf

15.9.07

Burton Albion (H)

Conf

18.9.07

Weymouth (A)

Conf

22.9.07

Halifax Town (A)

Conf

25.9.07

Grays Athletic (H)

Conf

29.9.07

Stafford Rgrs (H)

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)

HSC2

13.11.07

Cogenhoe Utd (H)

1 goal

Conf

4.12.07

Histon (H)

as sub

Conf

8.12.07

Droylsden (A)

1 goal

SS4

21.12.07

Cambridge Utd (A)

Conf

26.12.07

Stevenage B (H)

Conf

29.12.07

Northwich Vic (H)

1 goal

Conf

1.1.08

Stevenage B (A)

Conf

5.1.08

Salisbury City (A)

FAT2

12.1.08

Exeter City (H)

Tyrone Berry

Tyrone Berry

Born 11 March 1987 (Age 18 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #227)

Total appearances 47

(43 League, 3 FA Cup, 1 FA Trophy)

Debut:

14 January 2006 (Home Wrexham)

Final game:

6 January 2007 (Away Altrincham)

Tyrone started his career at Crystal Palace, where he came up through the youth ranks, making his one and only appearance for the Eagles in August 2005. The following month, he made five appearances for Notts County during a loan spell. The young midfielder was one of a number of signings made by former Manager Barry Hunter, arriving at Nene Park on a one month loan deal on 13 January 2006. Prior to the closure of the transfer window however on 31 January, an eighteen month deal was agreed, and the deal was made permanent with Palace receiving a fee reportedly of around £15,000. By the end of the 2005.2006 season, Tyrone had made a total of 13 starting appearances as well as coming off the bench seven times. During the following season, he made a further 23 appearances, nine off the bench. Following the arrival of Graham Westley as manager however, he found himself out of favour, and he went to Conference South side Lewes on 12 January 2007 on a one month loan. Following his return, his contract was cancelled by mutual consent and he was released on 16 February 2007, signing for Crawley Town the following week.

Tyrone Berry

In December 2007, Tyrone joined Stevenage Borough, but was released at the end of the season after making some thirteen appearances. Following a trial at Gillingham at the start of the following season, he earned a one month contract, but was released in October. He had a trial at Hereford United, before joining Grays Athletic on 23 January 2009, but again was without a club at the end of the season. On 13 November 2009, he signed non-contract forms with York City but failed to get a game, being an unused substitute on two occasions. He left on 31 December 2009 and joined Forest Green Rovers, but only made two appearances before being released. He joined Isthmian League Division One South side Burgess Hill Town at the beginning of September 2011, scoring twice in 18 appearances for the Hillians, before transferring to Conference side Hayes & Yeading United on 27 January 2012. He was released on 21 March 2012 after just one substitute appearance, returning to Burgess Hill Town. In September 2012, Tyrone joined Isthmian Diviison One South Tooting & Mitcham United side for the forthcoming season, leaving in the summer of 2013. On 1 August 2013, he joined Conference South side Farnborough. After just five appearances and following continued financial problems at the club, he went out on loan to Isthmian Division One South side Eastbourne Town in November 2013, before returning to Farnborough in January 2014. After a further five appearances (and two goals in his final game), he signed dual-registration forms to join Isthmian Premier side Cray Wanderers on 10 February 2014. He left at the end of the season, joining Isthmian Premier side Kingstonian in July 2014. In July 2015 he joined Walton Casuals, but moved on to Whyteleafe in February 2016 before starting the following season with Three Bridges. He was still there for the 2018-19 season.

Appearances

2005/2006 – squad number 46

CCL2

14.1.06

Wrexham (H)

as sub

CCL2

21.1.06

Stockport Co (A)

CCL2

28.1.06

Oxford Utd (H)

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)

as sub

CCL2

1.4.06

Torquay Utd (H)

as sub

CCL2

8.4.06

Bristol Rvrs (A)

as sub

CCL2

15.4.06

Rochdale (H)

CCL2

18.4.06

Shrewsbury Tn(A)

as sub

CCL2

22.4.06

Wycombe Wdr(H)

as sub

CCL2

29.4.06

Boston Utd (A)

as sub

CCL2

6.5.06

Barnet (H)

2006/2007 – squad number 15

Conf

12.8.06

Crawley Town (A)

as sub

Conf

15.8.06

Grays Athletic(H)

as sub

Conf

28.8.06

York City (H)

Conf

1.9.06

Kidderminster (A)

as sub

Conf

9.9.06

Altrincham (H)

as sub

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)

as sub

Conf

3.10.06

Morecambe (A)

as sub

Conf

6.10.06

Stevenage Boro(H)

Conf

10.10.06

Halifax Town (H)

Conf

14.10.06

Northwich Vic (A)

Conf

21.10.06

Weymouth (A)

FAC4q

28.10.06

Altrincham (H)

Conf

4.11.06

Dagenham&Red(H)

FAC1

11.11.06

Yeovil Town (H)

Conf

18.11.06

St.Albans (A)

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)

as sub

Conf

30.12.06

Gravesend &Nflt(A)

as sub

Conf

1.1.07

Tamworth (H)

Conf

6.1.07

Altrincham (A)

as sub

Peter Castle

Peter Castle

Born 12 March 1987 (Age 18 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #226)

Total appearances 2

(1 League, 1 Maunsell Cup)

Debut:

14 January 2006 (Home Wrexham)

Final game:

24 April 2006 (Home Peterborough United)

Aged 16 years and 49 days Peter was Reading’s youngest player to play for their first team, when he played in their 3-0 win over Watford in April 2003. He had joined the Reading youth set up two years earlier from Bournemouth, but after that single appearance, he failed to make the team again. Whilst with Reading he played international football with England U16’s and the Republic of Ireland U18’s. Peter went on loan to St.Albans in September 2005 playing six games, before a further loan spell with Diamonds started on 10 January 2006. With Reading due to release him at the end of the season, he was offered a short term contract with Diamonds. After just two starts however, he was released at the end of the season.

He joined Staines Town of the Isthmian League Premier Division in July 2006, before joining Eastleigh in October. After just a couple of games, he moved to Southern League Division One South & West side Bashley in November and quickly became the fans favourite at the Hampshire club, with the club gaining promotion to the Premier Division. On 22 January 2010, he joined Southern League Division One South & West side AFC Totton in their attempt to gain promotion, but left at the end of the season to join fellow Division One South & West side Gosport Borough on 27 June 2010, where he remained for the season. On 1 July 2011, Peter joined Wessex League Premier side Lymington Town but did not remain long with the club before joining GE Hamble. On 21 June 2012, he signed for newly promoted Southern League Division One South West side Winchester City. Following the club’s early exit from the FA Cup and FA Trophy, Peter departed and joined rivals Sholing on 21 September 2012. The following season, he helped them get to Wembley and winning the FA Vase. He was still with Sholing into the 2018-19 season.

Appearances

2005/2006 – squad number 45

CCL2

14.1.06

Wrexham (H)

MCF

24.1.06

Peterborough U (H)

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Ronnie Bull

Ronnie Bull

Born 27 December 1980 (Age 25 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #225)

Total appearances 19

(19 League)

Debut:

14 January 2006 (Home Wrexham)

Final game:

29 April 2006 (Away Boston United)

The experience left-back started his career with Millwall as a trainee, and made some 50 appearances for The Lions. During his time there, he made loan appearances at Yeovil Town and Brentford, before leaving Millwall in May 2004. After a season at Grimsby Town, Ronnie made the move over to New Zealand playing for the New Zealand Knights. On returning to the UK, he made a single appearance for Basingstoke Town before signed for Diamonds on 9 January 2006. After 19 appearances however, he was released at the end of the season.

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After leaving Diamonds he had a short stay with Grays Athletic, before joining Crawley Town. He was again released in the summer of 2008, and made several short stays at Ebbsfleet United, Fisher Athletic, before a move to Exeter City. Again, his stay at St.James’ Park was short lived and he re-joined Grays Athletic on 5 August 2009, before moving to Salisbury City on 31 January 2010. Despite the clubs demotion to the Southern League, he agreed a deal to remain at Salisbury for the 2010 / 2011 season. He remained with the Whites until 17 February 2012, when he signed for Conference South side Eastbourne Borough. He left Eastbourne without having played a game for them, went on to a short spell with Hayes & Yeading United, and has since left the game.

Appearances

2005/2006 – squad number 21

CCL2

14.1.06

Wrexham (H)

CCL2

21.1.06

Stockport Co (A)

CCL2

28.1.06

Oxford Utd (H)

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 W (H)

CCL2

29.4.06

Boston Utd (A)

John Turner

John Turner

Born 12 February 1986 (Age 19 at debut)

Position: Forward

(Diamonds player #224)

Total appearances 11 – 1 goal

(11 League)

Debut:

7 January 2006 (Away Peterborough United)

Final game:

29 April 2006 (Away Boston United)

John was a member of the Aston Villa Youth Academy, before joining Cambridge United as a trainee in 2002. He was awarded a contract after his apprenticeship, and scored in his debut in April 2003. In November 2004, he scored a hat-trick against Rushden & Diamonds in our 1-3 defeat at the Abbey Stadium. He went out on loan to Aldershot Town in November 2005 before being recalled. John arrived at Nene Park on loan from Cambridge United on 6 January 2006, before signing a permanent deal until the end of the season just three days later.

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He made his debut against Peterborough United on 7 January, but was knocked unconscious after coming on as a substitute resulting in him having to miss a number of games. John was offered a contract at the end of the season, but declined and joined Grays Athletic. During his stay there, he went on loan to Braintree Town and Bishops Stortford before being released in May 2007. He signed for Kings Lynn of the Conference North the following season but left by mutual consent on 8 January 2009 and joined Corby Town of the BGB Southern League Premier Division, helping them to promotion to the Conference North. He left the club in May 2012. No record of his involvement with the game has been found between 2013 and 2018.

Appearances

2005/2006 – squad number 44

CCL2

7.1.06

Peterborough U (A)

as sub

CCL2

4.2.06

Northampton Tn (A)

as sub

CCL2

11.3.06

Lincoln City (A)

as sub

1 goal

CCL2

18.3.06

Leyton Orient (H)

as sub

CCL2

25.3.06

Cheltenham Tn (A)

CCL2

1.4.06

Torquay Utd (H)

CCL2

8.4.06

Bristol Rvrs (A)

as sub

CCL2

15.4.06

Rochdale (H)

as sub

CCL2

18.4.06

Shrewsbury Tn (A)

as sub

CCL2

22.4.06

Wycombe Wdrs (H)

CCL2

29.4.06

Boston Utd (A)

Tony Stokes

Tony Stokes

Born 7 January 1987 (Age 19 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #223)

Total appearances 19

(19 League)

Debut:

7 January 2006 (Away Peterborough United)

Final game:

6 May 2006 (Home Barnet)

Tony Stokes was a product of the West Ham Youth set up and after signing his first professional contract in July 2005, joined the Diamonds on loan from at the age of nineteen on 6 January 2006. Although the loan period was initially for one month, this was extended to an end of season loan. Stokes had impressed in the centre of midfield, where he was playing as an attacking midfielder and could also play in attack. He returned back to West Ham United at the end of the season.

During the following season, he went on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion in August 2006, before spending two months with Stevenage Borough the following year in November 2007. He remained reserve team captain for West Ham on his return. On 19 February 2009, he went on loan to FC Ujpest of Hungary until the end of the season. After being released by the Hammers, he returned to the Hungarian side for the following season, returning to the UK in the summer of 2010. Tony joined newly promoted Ryman Premier side Concord Rangers on 20 July 2010. At the end of March 2012, he signed dual registration forms with Conference South side Dartford until the end of the season. He stayed with Concord Rangers until October 2015, when he made the short transfer to Canvey Island. He returned to Concord Rangers for a short spell before joining Bowers & Pitsea in the 2017-18 season. In early 2018 he joined Brentwood Town, His Wikipedia page is here.

Appearances

2005/2006 – squad number 43

CCL2

7.1.06

Peterborough U (A)

CCL2

14.1.06

Wrexham (H)

CCL2

21.1.06

Stockport Co (A)

CCL2

28.1.06

Oxford Utd (H)

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

25.2.06

Macclesfield Tn (H)

CCL2

4.3.06

Grimsby Town (H)

CCL2

11.3.06

Lincoln City (A)

CCL2

25.3.06

Cheltenham Tn (A)

as sub

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 W (H)

CCL2

29.4.06

Boston Utd (A)

CCL2

6.5.06

Barnet (H)

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