Archives for 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.

Sernad Hoxha

  Like Shayan Ghamarinezhad, Sernad joined Staines Town in December 2021 after half a season under Chico Ramos at Arlesey Town (14 appearances, 2 goals). His early clubs included Middlesex County Leaguers Illyrian FC, and Carshalton Athletic, where he played a number of pre-season games, and he was then at London Tigers FC, before joining Tooting & Mitcham United in 2018. His time there was plagued by injury, and it was not until the start of the present campaign at Arlesey that he resumed playing regularly.
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Leagues: 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.