Archives for 2018-19

Davis Cofie

Davis’ early clubs included Bedhead Blues, Hendon, Doverhouse Lions, and Wandle Wanderers, before his first spell at Staines Town as an Academy player in 2013/14.   He then went on to appear for Metropolitan Police in their successful youth and reserve sides and also play for Sutton Common Rovers, Whyteleafe U21, and Corinthian-Casuals prior to re-joining Staines in July 2018.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Defender.

Makhosini Ryan Khanye

Khanye is now in his second spell with Staines Town, having originally joined from Greenwich Borough for the last ten weeks of the 2016/17 season at Wheatsheaf Park. Early in his career he spent time with Brentford, Bristol City, and Erith & Belvedere, and between the two spells he had played at Whitehawk and trialled with Crewe Alexandra. Last season he helped Ashton United achieve promotion to the National League North via the Evo-Stik (Northern Premier) Play-offs.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Defender.

Thomas Gogo

Thomas joined Staines Town in July 2018, having previously been an U23 player with Crawley Town. He spent 11 years at the West Ham United Academy, rising to their U21 squad. Upon his release he had a short spell with Redbridge FC before the move to Crawley. Additionally, Thomas also represented West Ham Schools, and Hackney & Tower Hamlets Schools.  
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Midfielder.

Andre Odetola

Early in his career this 5’9″ tall Anglo-Nigerian was playing in the USA for the Chivas club, before returning to London and was last season with Haringey Borough.  He has also played for Leyton Orient and Grays Athletic.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Midfielder.

Dawayne Campbell

An imposing centre back with experience from Crystal Palace, where he spent a year as a youngster before moving on to Wycombe Wanderers.  He was also at Bromley, and spent a year’s loan with Carshalton Athletic.  After two seasons with Wycombe, he has most recently had three with AFC Wimbledon.  He came to Staines Town in August 2018.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Defender.

Harry Agombar

A former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur youth, he completed his development at Grays Athletic before rising to their First Team, and making a total of 80 League appearances for them in four spells spanning 2009 – 2015.  He has also played for Barnet, Macclesfield Town, Histon (loan), Floriana (Malta, loan), Swindon Town, Hereford United (loan), Thurrock, AFC Hornchurch, and most recently Bowers & Pitsea.  International adventures have seen him linked with clubs in Spain, Florida, and with Avram Grant’s Partizan Belgrade for a trial.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Midfielder.

Louis Dixon

Goalkeeper, 27.  Started his career with Hanworth Villa, followed by a spell at Knaphill, and then moved on to Corinthian-Casuals, where he completed a Suburban League and “Mike Bidmead” League Challenge Cup ‘double’. He has also appeared for Shire United.   In May 2018 became one of the first recruits by new Staines Town manager Cristian Colás, and has developed into a fine ‘keeper and last season’s Player of the Year.
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Seasons: 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Positions: Goalkeeper.

George Barker

Barker features a professional football background, starting his career at Brighton and Hove Albion before having loan spells at Barnet and Newport County. Barker then joined Swindon Town for the 2014-15 campaign. In the past few seasons he has featured for non-league teams on the south coast, with spells at Gosport, Havant & Waterlooville and a short spell at the start of this season at Salisbury FC.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Forward.

Connor Mitchell

Joined Staines Town in July 2018.  Played as a goalkeeper with Dorking FC and Dorking Wanderers, as well as a 6 game loan spell at Coulsdon Town, but had to retire from serious competition due to injury.  Moving into coaching, he was with Corinthian-Casuals alongside Adam Wicks, had six months with Dorking Wanderers, and also had a spell at the successful Metropolitan Police Academy side.  Away from football, he works in the automotive industry with Woking-based supercar manufacturer McLaren. Connor returned to Wheatsheaf Park in the summer of 2019 following a spell underneath Anthony Gale at Walton Casuals.
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Seasons: 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Jobs: GK Coach.

Sam Codling

A graduate of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Sam joined Staines Town in August 2018, having previously worked in a similar capacity at Crawley Town and with Old Priorians RUFC.  His 13-year playing career was spent not in association football but in rugby union, joining Wimbledon RFC at a young age and working his way through to have four seasons in their senior side. From summer 2019, he will be assisted by Zoë RUSH.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Jobs: Sports Rehabilitator.