Lewis Wilson

Lewis Wilson

Born 19 February 1993 (Age 17 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #358)

Total appearances 2

(2 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut:

12 October 2010 (Home Daventry United)

Final game:

12 January 2011 (Home Brackley Town)

Lewis was a striker from Milton Keynes who was scouted whilst playing for Newport Pagnell Town at the end of the 2008/2009 season, and taken on by Diamonds youth team after a successful trial. He is a natural goalscorer with quick feet, and can play wide midfielder as well as up front. During his time as a first year scholar he was a regular for the Under 18s in the Football Combination Youth Alliance – Midland Division, scoring 16 goals and hee moved into the second year of the scheme for the 2010/2011 season.

Lewis Wilson

On 12 October 2010, he made his first appearance at first team level when he appeared as a substitute in the Hillier Senior Cup win over Daventry United. He had work experience spells with Northampton Spencer, before playing for Newport Pagnell Town. He also helped Diamonds Youth Team reach the Final of the Midland Youth Cup. At the end of his scholarship, he joined UCL side Newport Pagnell Town on a permanent basis in July 2011. After some 7 goals in 12 games since November 2011, he attracted the attention of League Two side Northampton Town, and joined the Cobblers on 31 January 2012 on a deal until the end of the season.  On 23 November 2012, Lewis joined Southern League Premier side Kettering Town on a loan deal until 2 January 2013 and scored 7 goals in 8 appearances for the Poppies before returning to the Cobblers on 3 January 2013. After being on the bench for several Northampton Town games, Lewis rejoined Kettering Town on 8 February 2013, on loan until 31 March. His loan was however cut short on 18 March, when he was recalled by the Cobblers, and he went out on a further loan the following day to Conference North side Bishops Stortford, until the end of the season. On his return to the Cobblers however, Lewis was released on 21 May 2013. On 13 August 2013, Lewis joined Southern League Division One Central side Kettering Town. After an approach from Conference South side Whitehawk, he joined them during early-October 2013, but he struggled with the travellling to the South Coast side. On 24 October 2013, Lewis joined Southern Premier side St.Neots Town, later dual signing for UCL Division One side St.Neots Town Saints. He left at the end of the season, and joined Conference North side Oxford City on 3 July 2014. Lewis went on a one month loan deal to Southern Division One Central side Kettering Town on 26 September 2014. Since then he has been with St Neots Town and Oxford City before joining Arlesey Town. He joined AFC Rushden & Diamonds in October 2016, and after 13 games for the club during the 2016-17 season he moved to St Neots Town in March 2017. He joined Cambridge City for the start of the 2017-18 season. He started the following season at Stratford Town.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number =

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12.10.10

Daventry Utd (H)

as sub

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12.1.11

Brackley Town (H)

as sub

Callum Earls

Callum Earls

Born 17 July 1993 (Age 17 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #357)

Total appearances 1

(1 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut & Final game:

12 October 2010 (Home Daventry United)

Callum is a left-midfielder from Leicestershire who caught the eye of both Paul Driver and on separate occasions playing for the Leicestershire Representative Squad. A strong left back who likes to run at defenders, he was offered a youth contract after his performances for the Diamonds Under 18’s in the Puma Junior Alliance, particularly at Aldershot. During his time as a first year scholar he was a regular for the Under 18s in the Football Combination Youth Alliance – Midland Division, scoring 8 goals, and at the end of the 2009/2010 season, he won the Most Improved Player of the Year award. He moved into the second year of the scheme for the 2010/2011 season, aged 17 at the start of the Football Combination Youth Alliance – Southern Premier Division season.

earls

On 12 October 2010 he made his first appearance at first team level when he appeared as a substitute in the Hillier Senior Cup game against Daventry United. He went out on work experience to Spalding United and then in early 2011, went to Raunds Town as well as helping the Diamonds Youth Team reach the Final of the Midland Youth Cup. After release from Diamonds, Callum signed for UCL Premier side Spalding United on 8 July 2011, but left the club in mid-March 2012. He returning for pre-season training the following season and continued to play for the Tulips, until signing for UCL Division One side Oadby Town on 30 November 2012. He left at the end of the season, following former Oadby manager Lee Harriman to NPL Premier side Barwell for the pre-season, and then signing for them in August 2013. He was unable to gain a regular starting place, and left on 7 October 2013 to join Midland Football Alliance Premier side Quorn. After a short spell with the club, he rejoined Oadby Town on 13 December 2013. Callum left at the end of the season, and joined East Midlands Counties League side St.Andrews in August 2014. He made the short move to Leicester Road FC in 2016.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number =

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12.10.10

Daventry Utd (H)

as sub

Aaron King

Aaron King

Born 18 December 1992 (Age 17 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #356)

Total appearances 4

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

Debut:

12 October 2010 (Home Daventry United)

Final game:

12 January 2011 (Home Brackley Town)

Aaron joined the Diamonds Youth Development at the age of 11, moving into the Centre of Excellence in his Under 13 year where he continued through to Under 16 level. After his excellent progress, he was scouted by Liverpool and after a successful trial with the Reds, he was offered a two-year scholarship at Anfield, signing for them in June 2009. Aaron began his scholarship on 6 July 2009, becoming the third player in the last two seasons to move from Rushden & Diamonds Youth System to a Premiership club. During his time in the North-West however, he struggled with injury and rejoined the Diamonds in October 2010, still aged 17.

On 12 October 2010, he made his first appearance at first team level when he played in the Hillier Senior Cup win over Daventry United. He was given a place in the First Team squad during November 2010, and made his first appearance in the Conference as a substitute at Luton Town on 1 January 2011. He went on to make another two appearances. Towards the end of January 2011, he went on work experience with Barton Rovers of the Southern League Midland Division. Aaron spent some time with Southern League Division One Central side Woodford United during the 2011/2012 season, before signing for rival side Daventry Town in June 2012. In January 2013 he joined UCL Division One side AFC Rushden & Diamonds, playing for his former youth team manager at R&DFC, Mark Starmer. Aaron scored 8 times in 52 appearances for Diamonds, but on 7 March 2014, he signed for Southern League Division One Central side Rugby Town, making his debut the following day. He left at the end of the season, signing for Southern Division One Central side Bedford Town on 10 June 2014. before moving on to Northampton Sileby Rangers and then back to Daventry Town before joining Woodford United prior to the 2015/16 season. He was back with Daventry Town for the 2016/17 season in UCL Division One. He then signed for Winslow United in 2017/18 before signing for Aylesbury FC ahead of the 2018/19 season, although he continued to play for Winslow United at the start of that season. At the start of November 2018 he moved to Kempston Rovers.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number 28

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12.10.10

Daventry Utd (H)

as sub

Conf

1.1.11

Luton Town (A)

as sub

FAT1r

11.1.11

Eastwood Tn (A)

as sub

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12.1.11

Brackley Town (H)

Liam Read

Liam Read

Born 29 October 1992 (Age 17 at debut)

Position: Forward

(Diamonds player #355)

Total appearances 2

(2 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut:

12 October 2010 (Home Daventry United)

Final game:

12 January 2011 (Home Brackley Town)

Liam was a young striker from Leicestershire who was scouted playing for the Leicestershire Representative Squad and offered a contract after good performances for the Under 16s and 18s at the end of the 2008/2009 season. Has a good work ethic and link up play. During his time as a first year scholar he was a regular for the Under 18s in the Football Combination Youth Alliance – Midland Division, scoring 23 goals and moved into the second year of the scheme for the 2010/2011 season.

youth v harboro

On 12 October 2010, he made his first appearance at first team level when he played in the Hillier Senior Cup win over Daventry United. He had been on work experience with UCL side St.Ives Town since September 2010 and remained there throughout the season. He also helped Diamonds Youth Team to the Midland Youth Cup Final win over Chesterfield. At the end of the season, Liam joined Northern Premier Division One South side Coalville Town on 9 July 2011, but he left after a short stay. Liam joined East Midlands Counties side Blaby & Whetstone Athletic at the start of the 2012/2013 season. In August 2013, Liam joined Midland Alliance side Quorn in August 2013. After spending several seasons with Shepshed Dynamo he signed for Loughborough Dynamo ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number =

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12.10.10

Daventry Utd (H)

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12.1.11

Brackley Town (H)

Max York

Max York

Born 28 November 1991 (Age 18 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #354)

Total appearances 1 – 1 goal

(1 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut & Final game:

12 October 2010 (Home Daventry United)

Max started his career with Cambridge United and then Histon’s academy, making 6 appearances for the Histon first team after becoming a member of the senior squad at Christmas during the 2009/2010 season. The central midfielder was signed by manager Justin Edinburgh on 1 July 2010, and made his one and only appearamce for Diamonds in the Hillier Senior Cup game against Daventry United, scoring the opening goal.

Max York Daventry

He was unable to break into the first team squad however, and went out on loan to Southern League Division One Central side Barton Rovers in November 2010 for one month. In January 2011, he joined his former club Histon on loan until the end of the season, before being released in May 2011. He joined Southern League Premier side Bedford Town on 4 August 2011, before signing for Conference side Kettering Town in early-March 2012. After pre-season training with former club Histon, he joined the Conference North side on 14 August 2012, but had left by October that year to join Southern League Division One Central side Biggleswade Town, helping them to promotion via the Play-Offs. He left the club on 23 September 2014, joining Southern Premier side St.Neots Town. He had another spell at Histon before joining Biggleswade Town during the 2015-16, but then joined Histon for the fourth time prior to the 2016-17 season. He had two successful campaigns as Histon played at a lower level, and was still with the club for 2018/19.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number 23

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12.10.10

Daventry Utd (H)

1 goal

Jake Gillingwater

Jake Gillingwater

Born 9 December 1992 (Age 17 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #353)

Total appearances 1

(1 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut & Final game:

12 October 2010 (Home Daventry United)

Jake was from Wellingborough, and joined the Diamonds Development Centre as a striker for a number of seasons as a young player before joining Luton Town’s equivalent system. He returned to the club at the start of the 2008/2009 season and was offered a scholarship after some fine performances for the Under 18s in the Puma Junior Alliance. Although he was playing as a striker, he was also versatile enough to play as a central defender. During his time as a first year scholar, he was a regular for the Under 18s, scoring 16 goals and moved into the second year of the scheme for the 2010/2011 season. He scored some amazing goals during the season, including two goals from inside his own half against MMU/Newcastle and Dartford Whites.

On 12 October 2010, he made his only appearance at first team level when he played in the Hillier Senior Cup win over Daventry United. He spent most of the season on work experience with UCL side Northampton Spencer, and Southern League Division One Central side Soham Town Rangers from March 2011, but also helped the Youth side to victory in the Midland Youth Cup Final against Chesterfield, scoring one of the goals. After the end of his scholarship, Jake returned to sign for Soham Town Rangers in July 2011, but left after a short period. Following a brief spell at UCL Premier side Northampton Spencer, he joined fellow UCL side Irchester United at the end of September 2011, scoring on his debut on 1 October. In mid-February 2012, Jake left the Romans, and joined rivals Cogenhoe United. He left the Cooks at the end of the season, and joined the newly formed UCL Division One side AFC Rushden & Diamonds on 12 July 2012. After 52 appearances, and 5 goals for Diamonds, Jake joined UCL Division One side Irchester United in early August 2014. He then went on to play for Wellingborough Town, who he was still registered with in 2018/19.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number =

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12.10.10

Daventry Utd (H)

Joe Keehan

Joe Keehan

Born 7 January 1987 (Age 23 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #352)

Total appearances 8

(6 League, 2 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut:

12 October 2010 (Home Daventry United)

Final game:

16 April 2011 (Away Gateshead)

Joe started his career at Worthing, and signed for Crawley Town in 2005, breaking into their Conference side at the age of seventeen. In 2006, he signed for Eastbourne Borough, then rejoining Worthing in 2007, before a move to Lewes in the summer of 2008. During his time with the Rooks, he impressed as a goalscoring midfielder, bagging an impressive nineteen goals from central midfield in his second season at the Dripping Pan. He was signed by manager Justin Edinburgh on 9 June 2010, but he struggled with fitness having been part-time previously in his career, and failed to break into the first team. He made his first team debut in the Hillier Senior Cup game against Daventry United on 12 October 2010 and went on to make his league debut on 13 November 2010 in the 1-1 draw at Fleetwood Town.

Joe Keehan Daventry

In mid-December 2010, he went on loan to Conference South side Woking for one month. He then had a period on loan with Havant & Waterlooville during late January 2011, returning to the club at the start of March 2011. He only made a total of 8 appearances for the club before being released in May 2011. On 15 July 2011, he joined Isthmian Division One South side Whitehawk. After two successive promotions with the Hawks, Joe dropped back down to join Isthmian Division One South side Burgess Hill Town on 13 September 2013. He left there in May 2016 to join Shoreham FC, but after a season there he joined Horsham FC.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number 15

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12.10.10

Daventry Utd (H)

Conf

13.11.10

Fleetwood Tn (A)

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12.1.11

Brackley Town (H)

Conf

26.3.11

AFCWimbledon(A)

as sub

Conf

5.4.11

Histon (A)

as sub

Conf

9.4.11

Wrexham (H)

as sub

Conf

13.4.11

Grimsby Town (A)

Conf

16.4.11

Gateshead (A)

Lance Key

Lance Key

Born 13 May 1968 (Age 42 at debut)

Position: Goalkeeper

(Diamonds player #351)

Total appearances 1

(1 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut & Final game:

12 October 2010 (Home Daventry United)

Lance had had a long career as a goalkeeper before arriving at Nene Park, He had started his career at Histon, and was scouted by Sheffield Wednesday, who paid the non-league side £10,000 for his services. During a six year period with the Owls, he made just one substitute appearance after the sending off of Kevin Pressman in the FA Cup tie at Gillingham in January 2003. He went on five separate loan spells whilst at Hillsboorugh including Oldham Athletic, Oxford United, Lincoln City, Hartlepool United and Rochdale. . In the summer of 1996, he was released and joined Scottish side Dundee United. But after only 3 starts, he moved back to Sheffield in March 1997, joining former rivals Sheffield United as emergency cover. At the beginning of the 1997/1998 season, he joined Rochdale on a free transfer, and played 14 games for them before going out on loan to Northwich Victoria in December 1998. In March 1999, he made the move permanent and went on to make 55 appearances for them. In February 2000, he went on loan to Altrincham until the end of the season. He was released in May 2001, and joined Kingstonian and spent 4 years with the club as their No.1 keeper. He then returned to Histon in the summer of 2004, spending six years with Stutes in their climb up to the Conference. In September 2008, he joined Wivenhoe United while taking a coaching course, but made just a single appearamce for them before returning to coach at Histon. It was in this role as goalkeeping coach that he joined Diamonds in July 2010.

Lance Key Daventry

There was no plans for him to play in goal for Diamonds, although an injury to Dale Roberts saw him registered to play and in fact, he played in Diamonds Hillier Senior Cup tie against Daventry United on 12 October 2010 – his only appearance for the club. He was released in May 2011. Lance spent the 2011/2012 season with Cambridgeshire Kershaw League Premier Division side Cottenham United, before joining Cambridge United on 4 July 2012 as a part-time goalkeeping coach. He returned to Histon in a coaching role before taking over the Manager role there – which he continued into the 2018/19 season.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number 27

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12.10.10

Daventry Utd (H)

Tim Sills

Tim Sills

Born 10 September 1979 (Age 31 at debut)

Position: Forward

(Diamonds player #350)

Total appearances 11

(11 League)

Debut:

26 September 2010 (Home Crawley Town)

Final game:

27 November 2010 (Away Forest Green Rovers)

Tim began his career with the youth set-up at Millwall, but was released in May 1997. He joined Camberley Town while continuing his University education and in a 1½ season, clocked up and impressive 29 goals. Early in 1999, he joined Basingstoke Town and spent some three seasons with the club, making over 100 appearances. Again, his goalscoring record was pretty impressive, scoring some 33 goals. He also had loan spells with Staines Town and Kingstonian, before making a permanent move to Kingstonian in July 2002. He won an England C cap while with the club, but the following season, Tim joined Conference side Aldershot Town and once again, produced an impressive scoring record with 43 goals in 96 games for the Shots.

Several League sides took an interest, and it was Oxford United who signed the striker in January 2006, for a £50,000 fee. He struggled however, and after a limited number of games, moved on to Hereford United some six months later on a two-year deal. After a year with the Bulls, he joined Torquay United in the summer of 2007, and was part of the promotion winning side the following season, scoring in the game which secured their return to the Football League. Once again, he struggled in the Football League and was released in January 2010, joining Stevenage Borough on an eighteen month contract. This time, he helped Borough to the Conference title. Tim Sills arrived at Nene Park on a three month loan deal from the renamed Stevenage on 24 September 2010.

He made his Diamonds debut two days later in the game against Crawley Town at Nene Park, and scored his debut goal for the club with the winner against Mansfield Town on 9 October. With the completion of his loan on 26 December 2010, he returned to Stevenage, but was allowed to move back to Aldershot Town on 17 January 2011. He was released at the end of the season, and rejoined Conference South side Basingstoke Townon 4 July 2011. Following two years with Basingstoke, Tim joined Southern Premier side Bashley on 27 July 2013. Following an announcement on the reduction in the playing budget, Tim left the club and joined Conference South side Gosport Borough on 17 October 2013. He departed at the end of the season, joining Southern Premier side Weymouth on 18 June 2014. He signed with Blackfield & Langley as player-coach for the 2016/17 season, aged 36. After a season there he retired from the game to launch a football academy.

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number 7

Conf

26.9.10

Crawley Town (H)

Conf

29.9.10

Eastbourne B (A)

Conf

2.10.10

Altrincham (A)

Conf

5.10.10

Darlington (H)

Coinf

9.10.10

Mansfield Tn (H)

1 goal

Conf

16.10.10

Tamworth (A)

Conf

30.10.10

Barrow (H)

Conf

9.11.10

Kidderminster (A)

Conf

13.11.10

Fleetwood Tn (A)

as sub

Conf

20.11.10

York City (H)

as sub

Conf

27.11.10

Forest Green (A)

Jamie Day

Jamie Day

Born 7 May 1986 (Age 24 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #349)

Total appearances 41 – 1 goal

(38 League, 2 FA Cup, 1 FA Trophy)

Debut:

29 August 2010 (Home Grimsby Town)

Final game:

30 April 2011 (Away Darlington)

Jamie began his career at Peterborough United, rising up through the youth ranks to make his first team debut in the League One match against Doncaster Rovers in February 2005. While with the youth team, he had an unsuccessful trials at Manchester United and West Ham United. Prior to that debut, he went on a one month loan to Conference side Crawley Town in September 2004, but only made a single appearance. He went on to make some 118 appearances for the Posh in five seasons as a professional at London Road, but found his appearances with the club in the Championship somewhat limited. He went on loan a two month loan to League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge in November 2009, before being released in the summer of 2010.

Jamie Day

Jamie signed for Diamonds on 1 July 2010, and was primarily a left sided attacking full back, able to play as a winger in midfield if required. He missed the first four games of the season due to injury, but made his debut at Nene Park against Grimsby Town on 28 August 2010. He only missed a further five games during the remainder of the season (three due to suspension), scoring just a single goal from a short corner at Cambridge in February 2011.

Jamie Day Tamworth

Following the financial uncertainty at the end of the season, he was released from his contract at the end of the season, and joined newly promoted League Two side Crawley Town on 27 May 2011. His appearances were limited after requiring surgery for a back injury suffered during a pre-season game, and he went on loan to fellow League Two side Aldershot Town on 16 November 2011, until 7 January 2012. After a further back operation, Jamie was forced to announce his retirement from the game in August 2012.

 

Appearances

2010/2011 – squad number 11

Conf

28.8.10

Grimsby Town (H)

as sub

Conf

30.8.10

Kettering Town (A)

as sub

Conf

4.9.10

York City (A)

as sub

Conf

11.9.10

Newport Co (H)

Conf

18.9.10

Southport (A)

Conf

21.9.10

Histon (H)

Conf

26.9.10

Crawley Town (H)

Conf

29.9.10

Eastbourne B (A)

Conf

2.10.10

Altrincham (A)

Conf

5.10.10

Darlington (H)

Conf

9.10.10

Mansfield Tn (H)

Conf

16.10.10

Tamworth (A)

FAC4q

23.10.10

Kettering Town (A)

Conf

30.10.10

Barrow (H)

FAC1

6.11.10

Yeovil Town (H)

Conf

9.11.10

Kidderminster (A)

Conf

13.11.10

Fleetwood Tn (A)

Conf

20.11.10

York City (H)

Conf

3.1.11

Kettering Town (H)

Conf

8.1.11

Altrincham (H)

FAT1r

11.1.11

Eastwood Tn (A)

Conf

18.1.11

Hayes&Yeading(A)

Conf

22.1.11

Newport Co (A)

Conf

29.1.11

Tamworth (H)

Conf

1.2.11

Cambridge U (H)

Conf

5.2.11

Cambridge U (A)

1 goal

Conf

12.2.11

Gateshead (H)

Conf

22.2.11

Eastbourne B (H)

Conf

8.3.11

Forest Green (H)

as sub

Conf

12.3.11

Wrexham (A)

Conf

19.3.11

Southport (H)

Conf

22.3.11

Luton Town (H)

Conf

26.3.11

AFCWimbledon(A)

Conf

2.4.11

Mansfield Town (A)

Conf

5.4.11

Histon (A)

Conf

9.4.11

Wrexham (H)

Conf

13.4.11

Grimsby Town (A)

Conf

16.4.11

Gateshead (A)

Conf

22.4.11

Crawley Town (A)

Conf

25.4.11

Kidderminster H (H)

Conf

30.4.11

Darlington (A)

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