Archives for Midfielder

Manny Omrore

  Emmanuel, mostly referred to as Manny, signed for Staines in October 2021 from Scottish League club Clyde, whom he left in September after a 3 month stint. Manny came through the Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace ranks as an academy player, then signed for Farnborough in 2017/18, making 10 appearances which included him scoring a fantastic left footed strike on his league debut then moving on to National League Braintree Town during the following campaign, and Vanarama South club East Thurrock United. He was with Southern League Barnstaple Town in the truncated 2019/20 season, scoring again on his league
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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: 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.

Ruudi Clarke

After starting out at Walton Casuals, Ruudi was quickly snapped up by Queens Park Rangers, where he played right through from the U8s to the U23 side. He joined the Swans in the summer of 2018. 
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Midfielder.

Kristian Campbell

  Started the 21/22 season with Molesey, and previously had two seasons with Colliers Wood United, plus short spells at clubs including Raynes Park Vale and Tooting & Mitcham United. Scored on his club début, the 4-1 friendly v CB Hounslow United on 9.11.21.
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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: Midfielder.

David Opoku

In 2019/20 he played 7 times for Sutton Common Rovers.  Came up through the Youth and U23 ranks at Metropolitan Police FC before moving on to Carshalton Athletic in March 2017.  Following a loan spell at Guildford City, he spent 2019/20 at Sutton Common Rovers, but was out of action for the short 2020/1 season.   Staines Town début 12.06.21 –  H v SCA London (fr, W3-2)
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Midfielder.

James Norman

A prolific scorer with Teddington Athletic and Hanworth Sports in his youth, James then spent two seasons in the Academy and Reserves at Hampton & Richmond Borough.  As well as trials with North Bangkok (his mother is from Thailand) and Spanish 2nd Division side CD Olimpic Xativa, he has more recently played for London Tigers and Spelthorne Sports, before his Staines Town début on 9.11.21 vs CB Hounslow United.
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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: Midfielder.

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.

Mo Sabek

His formative years were spent with Tooting & Mitcham United, Millwall (2007), Fulham (2008-9, won Milk Cup), and Reading (2010-11, won Nike Tournament), as well as representing Surrey County FA. First joined Staines Town as an Academy player, making the first of his 12 Academy appearances in an U18 friendly v Met Police on 8.8.2012 (L1-2),   He moved on to the Kinetic Academy in Shirley (near Croydon) towards the end of that season, and would later play for Banstead Athletic and Three Bridges (2019/20-2020/1), before returning to Staines.   Staines Town début 08.08.12 –  H v Met Police (fr, L1-2)
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Leagues: FA Cup and Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
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.

Tela Trivelato

  After playing for Colney Heath (2014/15, 4 apps), he made the move to Portuguese 3rd Division side Corunchense, where he spent almost four years.  Played for Harlow Town in 2018/19, and split 2019/20 between Wingate & Finchley and Ilford, before moving to FC Romania for the truncated 2020/1 campaign.   Staines Town début 03.07.21 –  H v Farnborough (fr, 1-1)
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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: Midfielder.

Jack Battie

Central or right sided Midfielder. Jack was one of new manager Anthony Gale’s first signings, recruiting him from their previous club Walton Casuals in June 2019 to begin what is technically his fourth spell at Staines.  A junior with Links FC and Dover House Lions, he began his first some 9 years earlier, spending two seasons playing Academy and Reserve fixtures.  He then had a succession of clubs, including Farnborough, Guildford City, Walton & Hersham, Godalming Town, and Eastbourne Town, plus two brief spells at Staines, before his latest return.  Sidelined since the latter part of the 2018/19 season with
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Midfielder.

Stefan Wright

Midfielder, 25.  This highly energetic box-to-box player switched to Staines in June 2016 after a season at Beckenham Town, where he was a Kent Senior Trophy finalist.  Plenty of experience at this level has been gained from his times with Phoenix Sports, Greenwich Borough (Play-off semi-finalists), and Sittingbourne (almost 100 appearances including an Isthmian League Cup semi-final).  Before that he was with Bromley’s Academy and Reserves, reaching the Isthmian U21 Cup Final at just 17, winning a tournament in Amsterdam, gaining a trial with Crystal Palace, and registering on an emergency basis for Ramsgate.  He is 5’8” tall, and one
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Midfielder.

Mahrez Bettache

Central Midfielder, 25.  A stylish player of Algerian/French extraction, who was quickly made Club Captain after joining Staines in June 2019.  He did nine seasons as a junior with Fulham, and then played at Woking, Corinthian-Casuals, Hendon, St Albans City, Braintree Town (whom he helped to win the National League South Play-Offs in 2017/18) and Potters Bar, before first teaming up with Anthony Gale in the final months of season 2018/19.  He is an Algeria Youth international, and head coach of Rising Ballers FC.  Can play in either a defensive. Holding, or attacking role in the centre of the park.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Midfielder.

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 and 2019-20.
Positions: Midfielder.

Elliot King

The latest Wraysbury Village player to dual register with Staines Town, doing so in October 2021, only a few weeks after joining The Stags. Started his senior career as a forward in the ranks at Enfield Town when 18. Gained a place in the Ware 1st Team late in the 2011/12 season (8 lg games, 2 goals), and his 36 league outings (11 goals) made him the most appeared player in Nicky Ironton’s side the following season, adding a further 7 lg apps (1 goal) in 2013/14. Also gained experience with Bishop’s Stortford and Hertford Town, but then dropped out
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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: Midfielder.

Ashley Lodge

Midfielder, 29. Staines were delighted in July 2019 to regain the services of a player who won no fewer than four Player of the Year awards at the Club in his previous spells, including the coveted Dick Watmore First Team award in 2014 when The Swans were in the Conference South.  He began playing for Kew Association, before first joining the Club’s Academy in March 2007, helping to lift the Isthmian Youth League, Baird Cup (twice), Capital League Cup, and Middlesex Super Cup, as well as having spells on dual registration with Staines Lammas and Walton Casuals. Moving on to Molesey and then
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Midfielder.