Archives for Defender

Jack Mongey

Jack has played for the Development Squads at both Norwich City and Crystal Palace (2012/13), and was then with the pre-Academy at Luton Town for 4 seasons (2013-17).  He then went to Royston Town U18s, and St Albans City U19s, before a stint in Spain took him to Malaga City, and Almuñécar City, playing U23/senior football for the latter until his departure in April 2021.  He joined Staines Town in late August 2021.   Staines Town début 30.8.21 –  H v Ashford Town (Isthmian Div 1 SC, L0-5)
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Leagues: Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Niran Butler

Centre back – A powerful defender who joined Staines from Flackwell Heath in June 2019, where he had been since leaving Barnet’s youth set-up.  Began playing with the London Football College in Islington.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Defender.

Aren Perez-Duah

  Played junior football for Inner London League side Arsenal, and spent time in Academy football with both Nike and SCA. His club football took him to East Thurrock United, Tooting & Mitcham United, Tilbury, Haringey Borough, and Hashtag United, before a spell out of the game and then a move to Staines Town at the end of September 2021.
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Leagues: FA Cup, FA Trophy, Isthmian League Division One South Central, Middlesex Senior Cup and Southern Combination Cup.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Argjend Ahmetaj

  A former Hanwell Town junior and Queens Park Rangers Academy player, he was with Hayes & Yeading United in 2018-19, London Tigers for a season, and Sporting Bengal for half of 2019/20.  He joined  Arlesey Town for the first half of 2020/1, until the season was curtailed by CoViD-19, whereupon he took the opportunity to sign for Kosovan team KF Vëllaznimi Gjakovë in Jan 2021 until the end of the season.   Staines Town début 08.07.21 –  H v Abbey Rangers (fr, W4-0)
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Leagues: FA Cup, Isthmian League Division One South Central, Middlesex Senior Cup and Southern Combination Cup.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Isi Richard

Right back, 19.  Of Dutch / Nigerian descent, Isioma grew up in the Netherlands, where he played for De Jonge Spartaan until 2017.  He joined New Queens Park FC on moving to England, and from there signed up to Rising Ballers FC, where he was coached by Mahrez Bettache, as well as playing in the Queens Park Rangers FC colleges set-up last season.  He is 5’10” tall and joined Staines Town in August 2019.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Defender.

Dan Choules

Right back, 19.  Dan is another June 2019 recruit, who was also a county level cross-country runner.  As a 17 year-old, he made first team appearances for both Walton Casuals and East Grinstead Town, then moved onto Woking in 2017, initially playing in their Academy.  Whilst with the Cards, he had dual registration periods with Burgess Hill Town and Walton & Hersham, and then last season with Westfield, before coming to Wheatsheaf Park.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Defender.

Seni Owodunni

Seni played for Watford, helping their Youth Development side win the Middlesex League, before travelling to the USA to study, playing for two seasons each with Georgia Military College and Middle Georgia State University.  On his return to England, he played for Royston Town in 2020/1.   Staines Town début 08.07.21 –  H v Abbey Rangers (fr, W4-0)
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Athan Smith-Joseph

Spent time as a junior with Southend United, Fulham, Millwall, and Charlton Athletic, and in the first part of 2015/16 he played for Metropolitan Police and Guildford City.  Started his first spell at Staines Town in February 2016, Although signing senior forms, his appearances were restricted to 8 Academy games (+2 unused sub), with his club début being in the Isthmian Youth League winning U18s on 25.2.16 in a 5-2 win at Northwood, when he scored his only goal.  Went on to play for Tooting & Mitcham United, Molesey (first two months of 2018/19: 9 apps, 1 goal); Sutton Common
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Jordan Hector-Smith

  Jordan signed for Staines in October 2021, and made his début on 23rd in the home League match v Marlow (D1-1). His previous clubs have included Knaphill, Corinthian-Casuals u23s, Barnstaple Town (where he was part of the Devon club’s squad for away matches in the Southern League in 2019/20, his only trips to their Mill Road home being for friendlies), Molesey (2020/1), and last season Farnham Town. He can also play in midfield.
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Leagues: FA Trophy, Isthmian League Division One South Central, Middlesex Senior Cup and Southern Combination Cup.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Sean Agun

  As a junior he played for Purley Panthers and the TSS Professional Academy, and was then signed by Carshalton Athletic.  From there he went on to play at Erith & Belvedere, Lewisham Borough, and Sutton Common Rovers (with a loan to Sussex side Westfield).  Spent last season at East Grinstead Town (with a brief loan at Banstead Athletic), and was with Heybridge Swifts at the start of 2021/2, until joining Staines Town on 30 September.  Fast and skilful, he normally plays as a right-back, but can also play as a wing-back or back-wing.
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Leagues: FA Cup, FA Trophy, Isthmian League Division One South Central, Middlesex Senior Cup and Southern Combination Cup.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Cory Hall

Right back, 21.  A close-season capture from Watford-based Evergreen FC, Cory has previously played for Maidenhead United, Aldershot Town, Brentford, and Hayes & Yeading United.  He has roots in England, Northern Ireland, Trinidad & Tobago, and Jamaica
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Defender.

Dquame Copeland

  Signed for Greenwich Borough in December 2018, and has since played for Welling United with loan spells at Lewes and Merstham, prior to becoming Martin Kuhl’s last signing for Staines Town on 14 February 2020, making his début in the 6-3 league defeat at Chertsey Town the next day. He was retained by Paul Barnes for the abortive 2020/1 season, before rejoining Staines early in September 2021 to add to his 21 previous appearances for the Club. Staines Town début 15.02.2020 –  A v Chertsey Town (ILsc, L3-6)
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Leagues: FA Trophy, Isthmian League Division One South Central, Middlesex Senior Cup and Southern Combination Cup.
Seasons: 2020-21 and 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Elan Assiana

Elan is a former junior at Fulham, where he won the U14 Premier League Cup and was Player of the Year. He was then picked up by Manchester City, representing their U16s, youth team, and reserves and winning the league. In October 2014 he was transferred to Charlton Athletic and gained further National League honours, winning the U18 and U23 titles. During his time at Man City he gained his England U16 cap, playing against Northern Ireland.  However as Elan was born in the Republic of the Congo, he has also gained U20 caps for his birth nation. In 2017/18
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Defender.

Akeeb Adeyemo

Akeeb is a strong, quick and agile player who predominantly plays at right back, but can also function at centre-back and in midfield. His early days were spent with Meridian FC before spells with Dartford and Dulwich Hamlet. He represented London and the Blackheath District, and earned a 6 week trial with Crystal Palace. Aka went on to appear for Thamesmead Town, Elite Pro FC, Phoenix Sports, and most recently Corinthian-Casuals, from which he came to Staines Town in June 2018.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Defender.

Isiah Goddard-Joseph

  He was in the Academy at Wycombe Wanderers in 2012, and then went on to play for Ascot United and Windsor (2016).  Between 2015 and Nov ’19 he was studying and playing in the USA, the first two years in Kansas with Bethany College “Swedes”, and then in Tennessee with Milligan College “Buffaloes”.  In 2018, he was capped at U20 level by Trinidad & Tobago.  On his return to England, in Nov 2020, he joined Slough Town’s A23 (Suburban League Development) side (9 apps in 2020/1), where he will again dual-register in 2021/2.
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Leagues: FA Cup, Isthmian League Division One South Central, Middlesex Senior Cup and Southern Combination Cup.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Joey Taylor

Left back, 22.  Joey has played international football for Montserrat, as well as helping Horsham to promotion via the Isthmian South-East Division 1 play-offs last season.  His previous clubs are Welling United, Burgess Hill Town, East Grinstead Town, Whyteleafe, and Hythe Town, and he joined Staines in June 2019.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Defender.

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.

Abidemi Adedeji

Abi was on the books at Crystal Palace, where he played in the U16s to U18s, and also played U18 football for Wealdstone.  In 2018 he signed for Brightlingsea Regent, had a spell with Frenford, and prior to the lockdown in 2020/1 he was playing for Welling Town.  Had trials in Cyprus with Elia Lythrodonta.
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
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.

Timi Oshineye

  Oluwatimileyin Oshineye (or Timi Osh for short) reporesented Bexley Borough in 2004, and subsequently played as a junior with Welling United (2008), Tenembee (2009-10), Sporting Hackney, Stevenage (2012, where he was known as Temitope Oshineye), and Oxford United FC (from 2012 until his release as a 1st year scholar in 2014).  He continued to play academy football with Bromley (2014-16, once making the 1st team bench, and then signed for Portsmouth (2016-17) and was on the verge of a pro’ contract until the departure of Paul Cook scuppered those plans.  Following half a season at Tilbury, he played for Merstham in
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Leagues: FA Cup, FA Trophy, Isthmian League Division One South Central, Middlesex Senior Cup and Southern Combination Cup.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Rhys Paul

A tall and powerfully built defender who has gained experience at numerous clubs since starting his junior career with Millwall, Watford, Fulham and Charlton Athletic.  He has since passed through Salisbury City, Eastbourne Borough, Thurrock, Hitchin Town, Maidenhead United, Hendon, Enfield Town, AFC Hayes, Marlow, Walton Casuals, Molesey, Egham Town, Hanwell Town, Greenwich Borough, from where he joined Staines in July 2019, making the first of his 23 appearances (+1 unused sub) on 13.7.19, a 3-3 friendly draw at Haringey Borough.  His League début came 5 weeks later at Ware, also ending 3-3, with Rhys getting one of his 3
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Leagues: Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2019-20 and 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.