Archives for Defender

Connor McShane

  Connor was at Chertsey Town, Abbey Rangers, and Staines Lammas as a junior, joining the Staines Town Academy for season 2018/19 and making a total of 26 appearances, mostly as a right back but occasionally at centre back.  Went on to appear for Cobham, Molesey, Westfield, and CB Hounslow United, before a return to Wheatsheaf Park in October 2021.  (Macca is the brother of James McShane, the former Staines Town, Clyde, East Stirlingshire, and Molesey midfielder, now at Dorking Wanderers).   Staines Town début 31.07.18 –  H v Woking (U18 fr)
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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.

Luke Massingham

  He was associated with Wealdstone from 2018 to 2020, captaining their U18s in 2018/19 with a commanding 6’4” presence at the back.  This earned him several loans / dual registrations, first at Chalfont St Peter in August 2019 (captaining the side on his début), then with the U23s at Bracknell Town.  Late in that season, he gained Spartan South Midlands League experience with Rayners Lane and some games with Oxhey Jets.  He was a Slough Town Academy-23 (Suburban League) player in 2020/1.   Staines Town début 12.06.21 –  H v SCA London (fr, W3-2)
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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.

Jesus Mendoza

  One of a trio of players brought in by Chico Ramos from his previous club, Arlesey Town, in mid December 2021, Jesus made his Club début in the 2-0 league win over Tooting on 21,12,21. He played in Spain with Pª Barc Anguera, UDU Bellvitge, and CE l’Hospitalet, before coming to England, and playing for Dunstable Colts (4 apps) and Arlesey Town in the first half of the 2021/2 season. Although usually deployed as a right back, he is also comfortable at left-back or as a wing-back.
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Leagues: Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Emeka Ukaegbu

Former player at Waltham Abbey and Wandsworth Town, and then Wingate & Finchley U23.   Showed his keenness to get forward on the left when figuring for SCA (London) against Staines on 12 Jun 21 – one of several Academy sides he has played for.  He has had trials with Blackburn Rovers u15 (Apr-Aug 2017), Cambridge United u16 (Sep 17), and Leeds United u16 (Mar-May 18).  Club début 3 Jul 21 H v Farnborough (friendly D1-1).  Junior honours include winning the Match Road League and Cup, and London Cup, with AFC Islington Camden.   Staines Town début 03.07.21 –  H v
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Leagues: FA Cup, FA Trophy and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Kain Adom

  A young player who joined Staines Town in August 2020, having been at Crystal Palace for the preceding five seasons while also studying and playing at Valenti College. He has previously played for St Andrews, and Lambeth Tigers, and has gained representative honours for Inner London and South London. Came off the bench to score a superb winner in Staines’ league opener against Ware in the 2020/21 season.
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2020-21 and 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Marvin Emmanuel

As a youth teamer, he represented the London FA U18.  However, he was also playing men’s football with Croydon as a 16 year old, gaining trials at Stevenage and several National League clubs.  He spent half of season 2018/19 at Romford, as well as appearing for Barkingside (Essex Senior League) and in the Combined Counties League.  A place in the Leeds-based FBT International Academy led to him signing for new Sheffield Senior League club AFC Wakefield in 2019/20, and started 2020/1 at Wisbech Town.   Staines Town début 03.07.21 –  H v Farnborough (fr, 1-1)
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Aaron Ibe

Defender / Midfielder.  Remarkably, Aaron joins Staines from schools football last season, where the 6’4” central defensive player was turning out for Royal Russell. He does, however, have some pedigree in the game, numbering Rotherham United, Millwall, Crystal Palace, and Fulham as his former clubs.  Aaron is of English, Nigerian, Colombian, and Scottish background.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Defender.

Mo Roundi

  Mo spent his formative junior years at Brunswick FC in Fulham, playing there from U11 to U15, before spending a season with Isleworth-based Conquest U16s as well as linking up with the Fulham FC Academy. His frst spell at Staines Town began in July 2018 when he signed for the Academy, but he quickly found himself thrust into the First Team in the Southern League. Club début 31.7.18 U18 friendly v Woking (L2-5); 1st Team début 9.2.19 away v Basingstoke Town (lg, L3-10). That season, he played 46 Academy game (3 goals), being ever-present in the U18s, as well
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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.