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ALTRINCHAM FC 2017-18

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FIRST-TEAM SQUAD 2017/18

GOALKEEPERS

Tim DEASY (d.o.b. 1 October, 1985)

Tim was unexpectedly released during summer 2016 by new manager Neil Young, despite winning the Supporters' and Players' Player of the Season awards for 2015-16. He then joined Guiseley at the start of the 2016-17 season.

However, following Neil Young's departure in late August 2016, Tim rejoined Altrincham on 2 September 2016. He had originally joined Altrincham on 7 May 2015 from Northwich Victoria. Tim had previously signed dual-registration Conference forms for Altrincham on 13 March 2014 whilst still playing for Northwich Victoria. However, he did not make an appearance for Altrincham before that season ended.

His career began at Macclesfield Town, where he made three first-team appearances before leaving in summer of 2006. From there, he signed for Stockport County but moved on on at the end of the 2006/07 season, without making a first-eleven appearance for The Hatters. For 2007-08 he joined Barrow, where he gained promotion to the national level of the Football Conference. In all, he made 93 appearances for the Bluebirds before leaving Holker Street in summer 2010.

He moved east to Gateshead, for whom he made 55 appearances before his release in April 2012. Next, came a spell with Bradford Park Avenue (19 appearances), a club he left at the end of the 2012-13 season. After that he joined Northwich Victoria. Appearances to June 2017: 76.

Josh SAMBERG (d.o.b. 7 September 1995)

Altrincham FC originally signed their youth team goalkeeper Josh Samberg on first-team, non-contract, forms in mid-December 2013. He had established himself as the regular Altrincham FC Youth team goalkeeper in the 2013-14 season but before that, in summer 2013, he had been goalkeeper for the Team GB Under-18s who won a medal in Israel in the 19th Maccabiah Games.

Josh made two first-team starts in the Cheshire Senior Cup in March 2014. He again joined the first-team squad for pre-season training, in summer 2014 and made a further CSC appearance in 2014-15 season. In March 2015 he went on loan to Radcliffe Borough and Bamber Bridge. In autumn 2015 he joined Trafford but soon moved on to Ashton United.

He rejoined Alty on the eve of the FA Cup match at Shildon on 16 September 2017, where he was an unused substitute.

Altrincham appearances to June 2017: 3.

Cameron TERRY

Altrincham FC Youth team goalkeeper, Cameron Terry was named on the subs' bench for the Integro Cup match against Ashton United on 17 October 2017.

Altrincham appearances to June 2017: 0.

Tony THOMPSON (d.o.b. 4 November 1994 in Liverpool)

Tony made his first appearance for Alty in a pre-season game on 8 July 2017. In 2016-17 he played on loan from AFC Fylde for Warrington Town. He started out with Rotherham United (2012), from where he had loan spells with Chelmsford City and Southport in 2014-15 before he joined Morecambe, where he played one League Two game. Later in 2015-16 he moved to Chester FC before joining AFC Fylde in 2016.

Altrincham appearances to June 2017: 0.


DEFENDERS

Joel BEMBO-LETA (d.o.b. 15 February 1992 in Congo)

Joel is the brother of twins Fabrice and Djenny who play for Abbey Hey (2017) and all three siblings began their English careers with Stalybridge Celtic (2008) but after 150 appearances for the Bower Fold club, he played for teams that include Colwyn Bay, Marine and Buxton. He is a versatile player who usually plays as a defnder but he is also a useful striker.

Shaun DENSMORE (d.o.b. 11 November 1988, in Liverpool)

Signed initially on a month's contract on 12 September 2008, Shaun is a former Everton Academy Player of the Year, who was released by the Toffees in summer 2008. After trials with Bradford City he joined Altrincham. Shaun, a hardworking right-footed defender/midfielder, made his Alty debut on 16th September 2008. On 13 October 2008 Shaun signed on for the rest of 2008-09 season, having impressed in a run of seven unbeaten games in the side.

The son of former Altrincham player of the 1980s, Peter Densmore, Shaun followed his father into the England semi-pro international side and scored on his debut for England "C" side against Malta in February, 2009. Despite an early season suspension in 09-10, Shaun soon re-established himself as a tenacious right-back/midfielder. However, he picked up a medial ligament injury in February 2011 which sidelined him till the latter part of the season but he returned to full fitness before the end of the season.

A regular starter in 2011-12 in central midfield, Shaun was named captain on the departure of Robbie Lawton in November, 2011. He now normally plays at right-back but is also impressive in midfield. His wholehearted approach and his excellent freekicks make him a key member of the team. His 2014-15 season was disrupted by injuries but he again impressed. However, 2015-16 was also disrupted with two significant injuries by mid-October and in early January 2016 it was announced that a knee operation would terminate his season and, sadly, he missed much of 2016-17 through injury as well.

Following the resignation of manager Neil Young on 28 August 2016, Shaun, along with Alan Goodall and Jake Moult, was appointed to a caretaker-management role before the appointment of Jim Harvey. Shaun made a welcome but brief return to playing action on 6 December 2016 in the FA Trophy but was then sidleined again by injury for much of the remainder of that campaign. i>Appearances to June 2017: 304(+15), 25 goals.

John DISNEY (d.o.b. 15 May 1992 in Truro)

Cornish-born right-back John Disney signed for Altrincham on 26 May 2017. Back in 2008 he had joined Stockport County but moved to Northwich Victoria in summer 2010 and spent two seasons with the Vics before spending a similar period at Hednesford Town.

In June 2014 he joined Chester FC but was loaned for a month to Nantwich in November of that year. He left Chester in early 2015 and signed for AFC Telford United before returning to Keys Park, Hednesford.

John joined GAP Connah's Quay in January 2016. Appearances to June 2017: 0

 

Tom HANNIGAN (d.o.b. 30 June 1988)

Tom Hannigan, who was the captain of AFC Fylde, joined Altrincham on 23 May 2016. A central defender, Tom had joined AFC Fylde in summer 2014 from Vauxhall Motors who were then in Conference North. In his first season with Fylde he was named "Manager’s Player of the Season". Earlier in his career, Tom was released by Tranmere Rovers, aged 16, and then studied for ‘A’ levels before completing a degree at Hallam University. His initial season at Alty was badly disrupted by injury which meant he made just 19 starts in all competitions.  Appearances to June 2017: 19.

Ben HARRISON (d.o.b. 29 October 1990)

Ben Harrison is a centre-back who signed for Altrincham, from Nantwich Town, on 16 May 2017. Previously he had enjoyed a lengthy stay at Witton Albion, where he racked up more than 200 appearances. Earlier he had played for two other Cheshire teams, Barnton and Lostock Gralam. He had a brief spell at AFC Telford United early in the 2015/16 season before returning to the Dabbers in September 2015. Appearances to June 2017: 0.

Callum JONES

A defender at the time for Altrincham Reserves, Callum made his first-team debut as a substitute at Macclesfield Town in the FA Trophy on 4 January 2017. He had been a member of the Altrincham FC Youth team prior to joining the reserves. Callum then made a good impression on his full first-tam debut in the Integro Cup on 17 October 2017, playing at right-back. Appearances to June 2017: 0(+1).

James JONES (d.o.b. 13 March 1997)

James, a 1.83m centre/right-back, who spent 2016-17 at Welsh Premier club The New Saints, played as a trialist for Alty in July 2017 but, in August, decided to try his luck elsewhere, before returning the Club in time to make his debut on 23 August 2017.

Before joining Altrincham, James had spent three seasons with TNS, moving up from their Academy to first team. Appearances to June 2017: 0.

Lewis SHORT (d.o.b. 11 June, 1990)

Lewis is a left-back, signed by Altrincham on 26 May 2017 from Connah's Quay Nomads. His attributes include a long throw.

He started his career at Congleton Town (2009) before joining Crewe Alexandra (2010-11). Next, he spent two spells on loan with Nantwich (2011) and also had a loan period at Northwich Victoria, a club he joined for 2011-12 on his release from Gresty Road. The following season found Lewis at Nantwich Town but, in January 2013, a move to Welsh football followed when he joined Airbus Broughton for two years (2013-15).

A return to Nantwich under Phil Parkinson came next (2015-16) before he returned to Welsh football with Connah's Quay Nomads in May 2016. Appearances to June 2017: 0


MIDFIELDERS

Rhain DAVIS (d.o.b. Oct. 1997, in Brisbane, Australia)

Rhain, a midfielder and former captain of the Altrincham FC Youth team, signed National League forms on 3 September 2015. He had moved from Australia and joined Manchester United in 2008 but, following a broken leg, was released by United in 2013. After being named several times on the bench in 2015-16, he made his debut in the Cheshire Senior Cup First Round that season. In 2017-18 he was a used substitute in the Integro Cup against Ashton United and netted a penalty in the shoot-out at the end of that game, against Ashton United. Appearances to June 2017: 1.

Josh HANCOCK (d.o.b. 5 September, 1990)

Signed from Nantwich Town in May 2017, Josh is a midfielder who came through The Dabbers' youth set-up before moving on to Winsford United (2009-10). Next, he joined Witton Albion and made more than 150 appearances and scored some fifty times.

He next joined AFC Telford United before a return to Witton, which preceded a move to Salford City and then a return to Nantwich Town in January 2016.

Appearances to June 2017: 0

Max HARROP (d.o.b. 30 June 1993 in Oldham)

Max joined Altrincham on the eve of the opening game of the 2017-18 season.

His career had begun with Liverpool FC's Academy, before he moved to Bury, where he made his Football League debut in March 2011. At the end of that year he went on loan to Blyth Spartans. After returning to Gigg Lane, another loan followed, at Hinckley United.

After he had been released by Bury, he joined Nantwich Town in the summer of 2013. However, he left for Ashton United in March 2015 but, at the start of the following campaign, he was at Ramsbottom United. However, he rejoined Nantwich in 2016. Appearances to June 2017: 0

John JOHNSTON (d.o.b. 28 September 1994)

John Johnston was manager Phil Parkinson's first signing on mid-May 2017. Right-winger John finished 2016-17 season at Salford City, a club he had joined in 2016. His career started at Kidsgrove Athletic, before he moved to Leek Town in July 2013.

His good performances at Harrison Park led to a move to Crewe Alexandra in January 2014 but they immediately loaned him back to Leek till the end of the 2013-14 season. John's form was rewarded when he was named as the Evo-Stik League First Division South Young Player of the Year for 2013-14. In that same season he actually played against Alty when Leek won at Moss Lane in the FA Trophy.

At the end of November 2014, Crewe then loaned John to Alfreton Town who, in January 2015, signed him on themselves. A month's loan to Salford City came in January 2016 and he signed for the Ammies later in 2016. A loan spell under Phil Parkinson at Nantwich followed before he was recalled to Salford. Appearances to June 2017: 0.


Jake MOULT (d.o.b. 10 February, 1989)

Lee Sinnott signed midfielder Jake Moult on a 93-day loan from Alfreton Town in late August 2012. Previously, Jake had been a summer trialist at Altrincham in 2007. Born in Stoke on Trent, he joined Alfreton on 1 July 2010, before which he had been with Stafford Rangers. His earlier career was with Port Vale and Plymouth Argyle.

In early November 2012, Jake formally moved to Altrincham on a free transfer, signing a contract to the end of 2013/14 season. He is the brother of Nuneaton striker Louis Moult and Jake himself has a powerful shot. Jake had a fine season in 2014-15 which earned him the Players' Player of the Season award. For musch of 2016-17 he played at centre-back and became the team's penalty taker. Appearances to June 2017: 207(+26), 25 goals

Darius PALMA (d.o.b. 11 October 1998)

A member of the Altrincham FC under-18s' youth team, Darius is a speedy winger who made his first-team debut as a substitute at Macclesfield Town in the FA Trophy on 4 January 2017. His league debut followed later that season at Darlington. Appearances to June 2017: 1(+2)


Simon RICHMAN (d.o.b. 2 June 1990 at Ormskirk)

Midfielder/winger Simon Richman is a product of the Bolton Wanderers' academy and the Port Vale youth system. He broke through into the Valiants' first team in League One in 2007-08 and made 48 League appearances for them.  In 2009-10, he was released at the end of that campaign. In summer 2010, he joined Worcester City.

Simon became Lee Sinnott's first signing at Altrincham in summer 2011 but his early Alty career was marred by injuries and illness. Summer 2013 saw him as an integral part of the Great Britain Universities' team which won the silver medal in the world games in Kazan, Russia.

His energy in midfield is an important feature of the team. Outside football, Simon obtained a degree in  chemical engineering at the University of Manchester whilst playing for Alty.

Appearances to June 2017: 201(+37), 18 goals.

Sam SHERIDAN (d.o.b. 30 November, 1989)

Midfielder Sam had a one-month loan at Moss Lane from Bolton Wanderers in 2009-10 but it was not until May 2017 that he joined Alty from FC United of Manchester. Sam had joined FCUM in October 2015.

Prior to that, he had a brief spells at Chorley and Southport whilst on loan from Stockport County, where he was on the books from 2011 to 2015.

Appearances to June 2017: 4

Laurence TAYLOR (d.o.b. 5 September 1996)

 

A dependable central midfielder, Laurence made his first-team debut in the Cheshire Senior Cup on 3 February 2016 and on 6 December 2016 he also started the first-team FA Trophy match against Blyth Spartans. Prior to that he had been captain of the Altrincham FC Youth team and a Reserves' player. Laurence again signed first-team forms, for then manager Jim Harvey, in September 2016. Appearances to June 2017: 16(+2), 0 goals.

Mason WALSH (d.o.b. 22 November 1995)

Mason made his debut for Altrincham on 17 October 2017 against Ashton United in the Integro Cup. A right-winger, he is the son of Paul Walsh, the former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City striker.

As well as having had a spell in the USA, his previous clubs in England include Aylesbury United (2017), Salisbury (2016/17), Welling United, Bishop's Stortford (loan, 2015/16), Poole Town (loan), Dorchester Town (loan 2014/15) and AFC Bournemouth (2014-16). Appearances to June 2017: 0

FORWARDS

Josh AMIS (d.o.b. )

After playing impressively as a trialist for Altrincham in July 2017, former Stockport County striker Josh Amis joined Altrincham towards the end of that month. A Merseysider, Josh had started out at Preston North End before spending spells on loan at Northwich Victoria. He was at Stockport for 2016-17 but was released at the end of that campaign.

An emergency appendix operation on the eve of the start of the season sidelined Josh.

Appearances to June 2017: 0.

Jordan HULME  (d.o.b. 23 November 1990)

Jordan Hulme signed for Altrincham on 13 July 2017, just after he had left Salford City where he had scored ten times and provided eleven assists in 48 appearances in 2016-17 in National League North. The previous season he had netted 18 times in 54 appearances for the Ammies.

Jordan's earlier clubs include CMB Sports Club, Walshaw Sports Club, Shevington, Padiham, Ramsbottom United (2012) and New Orleans Jesters (USA). At Ramsbottom, he had scored more than thirty goals in 100 or so appearances before following the Rams' management duo of Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson to Salford City in January 2015. A versatile player, he has turned out as a right-winger and right-back, as well as striker. Appearances to June 2017: 0.

Sean MILLER  (d.o.b. 9th May 1995)

Right-sided midfielder Sean Miller (21) was signed in early June 2016 from Connah’s Quay Nomads. A speedy winger, he had earlier been in Chester's youth system, when Neil Young was manager there. At Connah's Quay he was Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year as well as being top scorer. He was also named Welsh Premier League Young Player of the Year in 2015.despirte an injury-ravaged season,  Sean ended the 2016-17 campaign as top scorer. Appearances to June 2017: 19(+5), 10 goals.

Tolani OMOTOLA (d.o.b. 16 April 1998)

Altrincham FC announced the signing of Tolani on 9 June 2017, following his release by Tranmere Rovers. He had made his league debut as a substitute in the Wirral side's final game before relegation from League Two in 2015.

Although he remained a Tranmere player following Tranmere's relegation, he went on loan to Burscough. Having signed a contract at Prenton Park for the following season, Omotola went on loan in 2016-17 to Witton Albion, where he netted 16 times. To regain match fitness after a disrupted pre-season, Tolani went on loan at Ramsbottom United in early August 2017. Appearances to June 2017: 0.

Tom PEERS (d.o.b. 23 October, 1995)

Born in Warrington, Tom came through the Chester FC youth system (2013-16) where he made 3(+21) first-team appearances under manager Neil Young. Tom then went on loan to 1874 Northwich FC and in January 2015 he started a month's loan at Marine.

In December 2015 he went on a month's loan to salford City, with a similar loan stay at Hednesford Town following that. In 2016 he briefly joined Hednesford before a summer 2016 move to AFC Telford United. However, he soon moved on to Warrington Town (Sept. 2016) and then Droylsden (Dec. 2016 to Feb. 2017). At that point he joined Nantwich Town. Appearances to June 2017: 0.

James POOLE (d.o.b. 20 March 1990)

James Poole is a 5ft 11inch forward who Altrincham signed from Salford City on 16 May 2017.

He started out at Macclesfield Town (2005) before spending five years on the books of Manchester City (2006-11) where he was in their FA Youth Cup winning side. Whilst at City he had loan spells at Bury (2010) and Hartlepool United before signing for the North East coast club. He made almost a hundred appearances for Hartlepool (2011-14), which preceded a spell at Bury in 2014–2015 season.

Whilst at Gigg Lane, he made five appearances on loan in the Conference for Dover Athletic. James then joined Salford City, in September 2015, and scored regularly for the Ammies. Appearances to June 2017: 0.

 


          

 

 

 

 


          
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