Martin Davies

Martin Davies

Born 28 June 1974 (Age 20 at debut)

Position: Goalkeeper

(Diamonds player #41)

Total appearances 61

(44 League, 6 FA Cup, 5 FA Trophy, 5 League Cup, 1 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut:

12 November 1994 (Home VS Rugby)

Final game:

18 March 1997 (Home Kettering Town)

Martin had two spells with Diamonds, initially joining Diamonds in November 1994, on loan from Coventry City. The Welsh born keeper was brought in to replace the injured Kevin Fox and young Chris Mackenzie, and made his debut in the home win over VS Rugby on 12 November 1994. He had begun his career with the Coventry City youth set up, and had a loan spell with Stafford Rangers in August 1994 before arriving at Nene Park. The loan was extended until the end of the season, although Fox returned to First Team duties in February. He returned to the side in April however, playing in a further nine games in the fixture backlog at the end of that season, although his sending off after just 4 minutes at Sittingbourne on 26 April 1995 saw him suspended for the final game of the season. After returning to Coventry at the end of the season, he was released, and joined Cambridge United in May 1995 on a two year deal.

He rejoined Diamonds from Cambridge United on 13 July 1996 after a £6,000 fee was agreed between the two clubs. He became number two to Graham Benstead at the start of Diamonds first season in the Conference but after Benstead had shipped 11 goals in the opening four games, he grabbed his chance to become the number one making 37 appearances during the season before being released in March 1997 after the arrival of Steve Cherry.

Martin Davies

He joined Dover Athletic until the summer of 1999, when he moved to Cambridge City. He spent some five years with Cambridge City before leaving the club in the summer of 2004. He spent the 2004/2005 season with League of Wales side Port Talbot Town, before returning to the area, first with Corby Town, before joining Stamford in the summer of 2008, and making over 50 appearances for the NPL Division One side. In 2009, he returned back to Cambridge United, this time as goalkeeping coach, and assisting Jez George with the youth set up. In January 2017 he returned to Swansea City as Under-23 goalkeeping coach.

Appearances

1994/1995

BHP

12.11.94

VS Rugby (H)

BHP

15.11.94

Trowbridge Tn (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)

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

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)

1996/1997

Conf

31.8.96

Stalybridge Cltc(H)

Conf

3.9.96

Macclesfield Tn(H)

Conf

7.9.96

Halifax Town (A)

Conf

9.9.96

Northwich Vic (A)

FAC1q

14.9.96

Westfields (A)

Conf

17.9.96

Farnborough (H)

Conf

21.9.96

Woking (A)

Conf

24.9.96

Stevenage Boro(H)

FAC2q

28.9.96

Gresley Rvrs (H)

Conf

30.9.96

Hednesford Tn (A)

Conf

5.10.96

Welling Utd (H)

SC1

8.10.96

Dover Athletic (A)

FAC3q

12.10.96

Bilston Town (H)

Conf

14.10.96

Kidderminster (A)

Conf

19.10.96

Gateshead (H)

FAC4q

26.10.96

Bognor Regis (H)

Conf

2.11.96

Southport (A)

Conf

9.11.96

Dover Athletic (H)

HSC2

12.11.96

Kettering Town (A)

FAC1

16.11.96

Boreham Wood (A)

SC1

19.11.96

Stevenage Boro (H)

Conf

23.11.96

Morecambe (A)

FAC1r

26.11.96

Boreham Wood (H)

Conf

30.11.96

Bath City (H)

Conf

7.12.96

Telford Utd (A)

Conf

14.12.96

Bromsgrove Rvrs(H)

SC3

16.12.96

Kidderminster (A)

Conf

21.12.96

Kidderminster (H)

Conf

28.12.96

Stalybridge Cltc (A)

FAT1

18.1.97

Farnborough Tn (H)

Conf

25.1.97

Farnborough Tn (A)

Conf

15.2.97

Macclesfield Tn (A)

Conf

22.2.97

Gateshead (A)

Conf

1.3.97

Slough Town (H)

Conf

8.3.97

Kettering Town (A)

Conf

15.3.97

Bromsgrove Rvrs(A)

Conf

18.3.97

Kettering Town (H)

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Paris Cowan-Hall

Paris Cowan-Hall

Born 5 October 1990 (Age 20 at debut)

Position: Forward

(Diamonds player #368)

Total appearances 3 – 1 goal

(3 League)

Debut:

22 February 2011 (Home Eastbourne Borough)

Final game:

22 April 2011 (Away Crawley Town)

Paris had started his career at Nene Park in the Club’s Development Programme aged 12. After two seasons, he signed for the Diamonds’ Centre of Excellence in September 2005 and represented the Diamonds at Under-18 level, whilst still only 15. He went for unsuccessful trials at Manchester United and Chelsea. When former manager Paul Hart became Youth Team boss at Portsmouth, he signed Paris to their Youth scheme in July 2007 whilst they were still a Premiership club. After time spent with the Portsmouth Youth and reserve sides he went on two loan spells with Grimsby Town in 2010, both of which were cut short due to illness and injury, before being released at the end of last season. In the early part of 2010/2011 season he signed for Championship club Scunthorpe United, initially on trial but was then given a permanent deal in October 2010. He made his league debut for the Irons as a substitute in their Championship game against Watford on 3 January 2011. Paris arrived at Nene Park on a three month loan on 16 February 2011, and scored in his first game against Eastbourne Borough.

paris

At the end of the season, he returned to his parent club, Scunthorpe United with injury and illness having limited him to two starts and one substitute appearance in Conference games. He was released by them in May 2011, and was on trial at League Two side Gillingham during July before signing for Conference South side Woking on 12 August 2011. He helped Woking to the Conference South title, scoring 11 times in 27 appearances. Although he was offered a contract extension, Paris declined this in favour of a move to League Two side Plymouth Argyle which was announced on 29 May 2012, to commence on 1 July after compensation was agreed between the two clubs. He scored 5 times in 45 appearances, but was transferred to fellow League Two side Wycombe Wanderers on 25 June 2013 on a two year deal, for an undisclosed fee. He joined Millwall at the start of 2015 but his appearances there were limited and he return to Wycombe Wanderers in June 2016, initially on loan, but then signing a deal through to 2019. His Wikipedia page is here.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number 10

Conf

22.2.11

Eastbourne B (H)

1 goal

Conf

12.3.11

Wrexham (A)

Conf

22.4.11

Crawley Town (A)

as sub

Eddie Oshodi

Eddie Oshodi

Born 14 January 1992 (Age 19 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #367)

Total appearances 12 – 1 goal

(12 League)

Debut:

29 January 2011 (Home Tamworth)

Final game:

30 April 2011 (Away Darlington)

Eddie joined Watford at an early age, and made his first team debut for them at the age of 18 against Coventry City, following caps for the England U16 and U17 sides. In December 2010, he had gone on a one month loan to League One side Dagenham & Redbridge but poor weather meant he only had one appearance for them. The young defender joined Diamonds on loan on 28 January 2011 for a three month period.

He had played at Nene Park for the England U17 side against Portugal in August 2008. He made his debut as a substitute in the 1-1 draw against Tamworth a day later, and went on to make a further 11 starts, and scoring in front of the de Banke against Eastbourne before returning to Watford at the end of the season. He was released by Watford on 31 August 2011, and after trials at a number of clubs including Stoke City, Northampton Town and Burton Albion, he joined Conference side Forest Green Rovers on 7 October 2011. In January 2013, Eddie signed a contract extension to keep him at the New Lawn until June 2015. He left the New Lawn in February 2015, and after a short spell at Hemel Hempstead Town he joined St Albans City at the end of 2015. He moved to Wealdstone prior to the 2016-17 season, completing two seasons there before retiring from the game. His Wikipedia page is here.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number 3

Conf

29.1.11

Tamworth (H)

as sub

Conf

1.2.11

Cambridge U (H)

Conf

22.2.11

Eastbourne B (H)

1 goal

Conf

1.3.11

Bath City (H)

Conf

5.3.11

Hayes&Yeading(H)

Conf

8.3.11

Forest Green (H)

Conf

12.3.11

Wrexham (A)

Conf

19.3.11

Southport (H)

Conf

22.3.11

Luton Town (H)

Conf

26.3.11

AFC Wimbledon(A)

Conf

25.4.11

Kidderminster H (H)

Conf

30.4.11

Darlington (A)

Morgan Phillips

Morgan Phillips

Born 12 October 1992 (Age 18 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #366)

Total appearances 1

(1 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut & Final game:

12 January 2011 (Home Brackley Town)

Full back Morgan is from Bedfordshire and was captain of the First Year scholars in the 2009/2010 season, having joined the Centre of Excellence as an Under 12. He is also able to play centre back or in midfield and is a hardworking, adaptable player who led by example both on and off the pitch.

His efforts during the 2009/2010 season saw him rewarded with the Young Player of the Season award. During his second year, he went on work experience at St Ives Town during the Autumn. He was given a First Team Squad number (31) in January 2011 to allow him to take a place on the bench in the FA Trophy game at Eastwood. He then went on to make his professional debut at a substitute in the Hillier Cup game against Brackley Town on 12 January 2011. In February 2011 he went on a further work experience at Barton Rovers as well as helping the Diamonds Youth Team lift the Midland Youth Cup. During his spell at Barton Rovers he was awarded “Player of the Match” for his performance in their 1-0 victory at Bedworth United. He returned to Nene Park to take a place on the bench for the first team for their game against Wrexham on 9 April 2011, but did not make another first team appearance. After his release from Diamonds, Morgan joined UCL side St.Ives Town on a permanent basis in July 2011. No record of his involvement with the game has been found between 2012 to 2018.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number 31

HSC2

12.1.11

Brackley Town (H)

as sub

Jerry Nash

Jerry Nash

Born 18 July 1994 (Age 16 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #365)

Total appearances 1

(1 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut & Final game:

12 January 2011 (Home Brackley Town)

Another product of the Youth set up at Nene Park, the creative midfielder was a first year scholar when he made his debut for Diamonds when he was came on as a first-half substitute in the Hillier Cup game against Brackley Town on 12 January 2011.

Following the demise of Diamonds and a year to go with his scholarship, Jerry joined the youth set-up at Luton Town for the 2011/2012 season and made his first team debut in the FA Trophy tie at Hinckley United in January 2012. On 31 August 2012, Jerry joined Southern League Division One Central side Leighton Town on work experience. He was released at the end of his scholarship in the summer of 2013, and signed for Southern Premier side Bedford Town on 3 July 2013. Whilst studying in the Nottingham area he joined Basford Town, helping them to promotion in 2017-18 before moving to Matlock Town in June 2018, but after a short spell there he moved on to AFC Mansfield in September 2018.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number =

HSC2

12.1.11

Brackley Town (H)

as sub

Jake Woolley

Jake Woolley

Born 11 September 1993 (Age 17 at debut)

Position: Forward

(Diamonds player #364)

Total appearances 2

(1 League, 1 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut:

12 January 2011 (Home Brackley Town)

Final game:

5 April 2011 (Away Histon)

Jake came through the Diamonds youth set up and made his debut while still a first year scholar. He played in Diamonds Hillier Senior Cup defeat against Brackley Town on 12 January 2011, before making his League debut, coming on as a second half substitute in the 2-0 win at Histon in April.

jake woolley

In February 2011, he scored the goal that helped the Diamonds Youth Team reach the Final of the Midland Youth Cup and played a big part in lifting the Cup, scoring the winning goal. With the demise of Diamonds at the end of the first year of his scholarship, Jake joined the youth set-up at Luton Town at the start of the 2011/2012 season, and made his debut in the FA Trophy tie at Hinckley United in January 2012. In the summer of 2012, he accepted a two year deal with the Hatters and on 7 January 2013, went out on a one month loan deal to struggling Southern Premier side Hitchin Town. The loan deal was later extended for a further month until 10 March. After Jake’s return to the Hatters, he went on a three-month loan the following season to Conference South side Boreham Wood from 5 September, but returned early on 4 October after 5 appearances for the Wood. On 14 October 2013, Jake joined Southern League Premier side St.Neots Town on another loan deal, until the end of the season. Following Luton’s promotion to the Football League, Jake was released by the club at the beginning of May 2014. On 2 July 2014, Jake joined Southern Premier side Cambridge City, but left early into the season after 1 goal from 5 substitute appearances. He joined NPL Division One South side Coalville Town on 28 August 2014. After two successful seasons there, winning the “Golden Boot”, he joined Rugby Town in 2016, but left there during the 2016/17 season, joining Hinckley AFC, before moving to Shepshed Dynamo in 2017. After injury problems he returned to Coalville Town early in 2018.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number 25

HSC2

12.1.11

Brackley Town (H)

Conf

5.4.11

Histon (A)

as sub

Ryan Leonard

Ryan Leonard

Born 24 May 1992 (Age 18 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #363)

Total appearances 1

(1 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut & Final game:

12 January 2011 (Home Brackley Town)

 

Ryan joined Plymouth Argyle as a schoolboy, and progressed through the clubs Centre ofExcellence, before signing a professional contract. He made his debut for Plymouth in March 2010 at the age of 17, but failed to make the first team squad the following season. He went out on loan to Conference South side Weston-super-Mare in December 2010, before coming to Nene Park for a trial. He made his single appearance for Diamonds in the Hillier Senior Cup game against Brackley Town on 12 January 2011, but returned to Home Park after the game. He was released in the summer, and went for a trial at League Two side Southend United before signing a one year deal with the Shrimpers on 27 July 2011. He had a very successful time at Southend, right through to the start of 2018, when he signed for Sheffield United. He signed a loan deal with Millwall which is due to become permanent at the start of 2019. His Wikipedia entry is here.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number =

HSCSF

12.1.11

Brackley Town(H)

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