Archives for Midfielder

Lewis Lavender

Lewis was signed following an impressive trial in September 2018. He initially joined Brentford as a 12 year old and played through to their under-23s with short loan spells at Burnham and Oxhey Jets. Since leaving Brentford, Lavender spent part of the 2016-17 season at Kings Langley and last season represented Rayners Lane.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Midfielder.

Rolly Ilunga

Achieved Harrow Youth League & Cup success as a youngster playing for clubs such as West Drayton Youth, Sandgate, and Uxbridge, as well as being with Brentford FC Development.  Signed for Staines Town U18s in Nov 2019 from Uxbridge, and made his club début on 02.12.19 (Youths H v Camberley Town, L0-10), making 4 U18 appearances before lockdown terminated that season.  Followed that with trials at several Middlesex clubs, eventually signing for Harefield United, where he would spend the next two CoViD-affected seasons.  Returned to Staines in summer ’21, and made his 1st XI début 10.7.21 H v Hanworth Villa
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Midfielder.

Jack Torbett

His early clubs were Junior Bees United, Junior Bees, Bedfont Eagles, and Old Isleworthians, and he played the 2016/17 season in the Isthmian Youth League with Bedfont Sports, picking up a Manager’s Player of the Year award.  Joined the Staines Town Academy in June 2017, and signed Southern League forms on 24 Jan 2018, making a good impression during his First Team début at Kings Langley two days later.  His first spell at Staines saw him make 6 (+3 unused sub) First Team appearances, scoring once, and 71 Academy appearances (+1 unused sub) with 18 goals.  Club début 16.8.17 Youths
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Midfielder.

Jargal Enkh

The first player of Mongolian descent to play for Staines Town.  Started with Dulwich Hamlet u18s, then played at Wakefield AFC alongside Marvin Emmanuel in 2019/20, before a spell at Sevenoaks Town, and has also had trials in Germany for SV Eintracht Trier.   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: Midfielder.

Fynn Paphiti

Born in Basingstoke but grew up in Australia and holds dual English and Australian nationality.  He began playing at Dunbar Rovers of the National Premier League (New South Wales), and scored a goal on his First Team début.  On his return to England he made a dozen U23 appearances for Woking 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: Midfielder.

Isaac Thompson

Right winger, 18.  A July 2019 recruit from near neighbours Bedfont Sports, Isaac is a 6’ tall winger who came up through the ranks of Sports’ nursery club, Bedfont Eagles, as well as appearing in Queens Park Rangers’ college programme teams.  Has a Middlesex Senior Youth Cup finalists medal from last season with Sports.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Midfielder.

Scott Walker

Attacking midfield / striker, 18.  Scott came to Staines Town from Hanworth Villa U18s in July 2019, having enjoyed a clean sweep of the Allied Counties League and cups in 2018/19, including the ‘Golden Boot’.  Before that, Scott had appeared in the Under 18s and reserves with Abbey Rangers, and as a Reading FC Academy player.  He is 5’10” tall.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Midfielder.

Bill Montague

William is a versatile player who is usually found as a right winger but can also play at full back. He is the son of former Staines Town Youth player Darius Montague and joined the Swans from Woking in July 2018. He had two seasons at Kingfield, punctuated by a shorty spell with Farnborough early in season 2017/18. In his junior years, he started with Aldershot Town, was with Hampton & Richmond Borough for a season and then had four years at Oxford United, where he was the leading scorer in his final (U16) season.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Midfielder.

Malaki Coker

A young right winger; Darnel, as he is formally known, had a long and successful time as a junior footballer with clubs suich as Dulciwch Hamlet, Charlton Athletic, Fulham, Lond Lane, and Hillfielders of Forest Hill, before being sidelined through injury for two years.  Rehabilitated with Meridian Valley Park FC, Metrogas, and most recently Tower Hamlets, before joining Staines Town in July 2019.  An interesting background sees him qualified for now fewer than five nations – England, Jamaica, Barbados, Sierra Leone, and the Republic of Ireland.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Midfielder.

Andrew Demby

Andrew is a central midfielder. After starting at Chelsea at a very young age, Andrew went on to spend eight seasons with Crystal Palace, earning a number of accolades.  Whilst still with Palace last term, he also made senior outings for Greenwich Borough and Walton & Hersham, before coming to Staines in the close season. Andrew is of Sierra Leonean, Zimbabwean, and English descent.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Midfielder.

Che Krabbendam

Although born in the Netherlands, Che began playing football with a small Belgian club called Sint Genesies Rhodienne, from where he was snapped up by Anderlecht, spending eight seasons with the famous Purple & Whites.  Came to England in 2017, and played for Dover Athletic and Burgess Hill Town.  He is 6’ tall, and is of Dutch and Guinean ancestry.
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Seasons: 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21.
Positions: Midfielder.

Harry Wickens

Harryson came to Staines Town from in June 2018 having spent the previous season at Aldershot Town and AFC Wimbledon. He was part of The Shots U19 squad that won their National U19 Alliance divisional championship by a remarkable 19 points. He is 5’8″ tall and has previous experience at Norwich City and Walton Casuals.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Midfielder.

Emmanuel Osei-Asomah

Central midfielder, 20.  After starting at Worthing United and getting some First Team experience at a tender age, Emmanuel switched to Lewes where he rose from the U18 side to the Senior Development Team.  Also appeared for Malden & Tiptree, and was a Sussex U18 representative player.  He is 5’8” tall and of Ghanaian / British nationality.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Midfielder.

Reece Cave

Joined in Aug 2020, but did not complete his registration, however, he returned to the fold 13 months later without having played elsewhere in the meantime.  Previous clubs: Reading U16, Carshalton Athletic, Thurrock, Tooting & Mitcham United, Greenwich Borough, and a short spell at Bedfont Sports last season.   Staines Town début 04.08.20–  H v East Grinstead Town (fr, W2-1) 
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Leagues: Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Midfielder.

Costa Rodrigues

Began in his homeland with Clube Desportivo Primeiro de Agosto U14 before moving to England.  On moving to England, he began playing at U16 level with Hillingdon Abbots, from where he was picked up by Queens Park Rangers at U18-U23 teams.  Following his release, he played for Uxbridge, AFC Hayes, and in 2020/1 Egham Town with a loan spell at Holmer Green.  Good ball skills make Costa a very versatile player, who can also play as a centre attacking midfielder, centre forward, or anywhere across the midfield.   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: Midfielder.