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King's Lynn Town Pen Pictures 2017-18

Ian Culverhouse (Manager)
Born: 22 September 1964, Bishops Stortford Age 53
Appointed 22 February 2017 on a two and a half year deal.
His first appointment as manager but he had experience in assistant managerial roles with Colchester United, Norwich City and Aston Villa.
He was appointed assistant manager at Dagenham and Redbridge in January 2016.
As a player, he began his career with Tottenham Hotspur making just two league appearances for the club in the three years he was at White Hart Lane.
He moved on to Norwich City in 1985 going on to make 369 appearances and taking a place in the club’s Hall of Fame.
His Carrow Road career ended during the 1994-95 season and he was sold to Swindon Town for £150,000 where he made 117 appearances and was a member of the Second Division Championship winning squad.
He was released by the Robins in 1998 and had brief spells at Kingstonian and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Culverhouse began his coaching career while at Brighton with their the youth team and went on to take similar roles at Barnet, Leyton Orient and Wycombe Wanderers.
Culverhouse then became assistant manager under Paul Lambert at Colchester United in July 2008, the both of them moving to Norwich City the following season.
Three years later saw another move, this time to Aston Villa.
His spell ended at Villa Park in May 2014.


Frazer Blake-Tracy (Defender)
Born: Dereham, 10 September 1995 Age 22
Signed June 2017 from Lowestoft Town for £2,000 (plus VAT).
The left sided defender joined Lowestoft from Dereham Town in the summer of 2016 and made fifty appearances for the Trawlerboys scoring three goals.
A product of Dereham's Education & Academy, he was a first team regular at Dereham Town during 2015-16, having made his debut the previous season, picking up the awards of First Team Manager's Player of the Season and First Team Players' Player of the Season.
Matty Castellan (Defender)
Born: King's Lynn, 9 Jan 1995 Age 22
Signed from Swaffham Town, September 2015.
Placed on 18 month contract February 2016.
Sustained a serious head injury playing for Lynn at St Ives in October 2016.
Loaned to Dereham Town at the beginning of the 2017-18 season.
Appearances:
2015-16 - 49 (+1) 7 goals
2016-17 - 13 (+1) 1 goal

Michael Clunan (Midfielder)
Born: King's Lynn, 28 Jan 1994 Age 23
Signed from Dereham Town May 2015. Joining Norwich City's Academy as a full time scholar in the summer of 2010 he had previously been with the Canaries since the age of eight. His career as a scholar did not get off to a good start as he missed some of his first season after picking up an injury at the end of August 2010 in an Under-18 clash against Huddersfield. He was retained at the end of the 2011-12 season to play in the Under 21 development squad but was released in the summer of 2013. He next joined Boston United where he made two appearances before moving on to Conference North rivals Histon on 10th October 2013. He played 20 games for Histon (15 starts) in the 2013-14 season before joining Lowestoft at the end of August 2014 but his stay was very brief after the Trawlerboys decided not to offer him a contract. He then joined Dereham Town, where they just missed out on the Ryman League North Division play-offs.
Placed on two year contract May 2017.
Appearances:
2015-16 - 49 (+1) 7 goals
2016-17 - 54 (+1) 13 goals

Dylan Edge (Forward)
Born: 13 Jan 1998 Age 19
Signed summer 2015 from Swaffham Town where he made 11 appearances in the 2014-15 season (2 starts) scoring once.
He also played for Swaffham Reserves and was leading scorer with their Under Eighteen side with 13 goals from 14 appearances.
Amongst his notable goal-scoring exploits he scored a hat-trick in the John Savage Cup final for Reffley U16's against Dereham in the 2014 final, picking up the man-of-the-match award.
His goal scoring exploits for the Lynn Under 18 and Reserve teams resulted in him being placed on 18 month contract in October 2015 which was extended in April 2017 for a further twelve months with the option of a further year's extension.
Appearances:
2015-16 - 2 (+25) 3 goals
2016-17 - 12 (+24) 4 goals

Dion Frary (Defender)
Born: 24 July 1997, Wells-next-the-Sea Age 20
Signed from Dereham Town in June 2017 for £650 (plus VAT) fee and placed on two year contract.
A product of Fakenham Town's youth system, making his first team debut in October 2013 as a 16-year old substitute away to Diss Town in a League Cup tie.
He was also part of Norwich City's Community Sports Foundation and a member of the Player Development Centre's squad for Under 15/16.
He went on to establish himself in the Ghosts' team making 38 appearances in the 2014-15 season scoring four goals.
His performances resulted in attention from other clubs and he joined Dereham Town on a two year contract in June 2015.
Loaned back to Dereham September 2017 for one month.

Jack Frohawk (Forward)
Born: 11 January 1996 Age 21
Progressed through reserves where he scored 23 goals in the 2014-15 season.
Appearances:
2013-14 - 0 (+1) 1 Goal
2014-15 - 3 (+1)
2015-16 - 1 (+9)
2016-17 - 0 (+1)

Ryan Fryatt
Born: 02 October 1993 Portugal Age 24
Centre Half. A very promising young defender who was with the Academies of Norwich City and Cambridge United. Played for Dereham Town in the Eastern Counties League in the 2009-10 season.
Appeared on loan (dual registration) for Dereham Town and Wisbech Town in the 2012-13 season.
An ankle injury limited his appearances in the first half of the 2016-17 season and he once again spent a period on dual registration with Dereham Town.
Appearances:
2010-11 - 5 (+8) 1 goal
2011-12 - 27 (+13) 2 goals
2012-13 - 32 (+4)
2013-14 - 33 (+1) 7 goals
2014-15 - 41 (+2) 3 goals
2015-16 - 48 (-) 5 goals
2016-17 - 21 (+4) 6 goals

Michael Gash (Striker)
Born: Rinteln, West Germany, 03 Sep 1986 Age 31
Signed July 2017.
Started his career as a youth with Peterborough United and then Cambridge United and Cambridge City.
His senior career saw him progress from Cambridge City (2003-06) to Cambridge United (2006-07) and then returning to Cambridge City for 2007-08.
It was in his time at Milton Road that he was most prolific scoring 23 goals from 35 appearances resulting in a move to Ebbsfleet United in August 2008 in a deal worth £20k.
Ten goals from forty appearances for Ebbsfleet saw him attract a £55k bid from York City where he spent the following two seasons which also saw a loan to Rushden & Diamonds.
He returned to Cambridge United on a free transfer in June 2011 and stayed for two seasons which also saw loan spells with Braintree and Kidderminster.
Failing to agree terms with Cambridge United, Gash moved to Kidderminster Harriers in 2013 and, after a loan to Nuneaton, left them by mutual consent in January 2015. He then signed for Barnet and made his football league debut in August 2015. Twelve months later a cruciate ligament injury during the 2-0 win victory over Accrington, saw him miss the remainder of the 2016-17 season and he was released by the club at the end of his contract his final statistics being 13 goals from 55 appearances (32 starts).
The beginning of July 2017 saw him have a trial with Leyton Orient but was not taken on, the "long-term injury he picked up at The Hive last season will keep him from full fitness for some time. "
Michael Gash has been linked with the club before, being invited for training by Tommy Taylor in September 2005 and then Lynn tried to sign him in 2008 but their bid of over £5k (said to be a record for the club at that time) turned down by Cambridge City - with Ebbsfleet offering £20k it is obvious why .


Sam Gaughran (Defender)
Born: Hunstanton 29 Jan 1990 Age 27
Signed July 2015 for his second spell with the club.
He was signed from Lowestoft Town for an undisclosed fee.
He had a year of his Lowestoft contract to run but asked to be released citing increased work demands and travel commitments as the reason he could not see out his contract which had a year to run.
He is employed as a Youth Team coach with Peterborough United.
He was part of Keith Rudd's, King's Lynn Football in the Community Scheme.
He joined Norwich's Academy in June 2000 as a schoolboy but was released at the age of 14.
Returning to Lynn he progressed through the youth and Reserve teams to make his first team debut in September 2006 against Tring in the FA Cup and went on to make 11 appearances (5 starts) scoring once.
He moved on to Peterborough on a two year scholarship in June 2007 and had loan spells with Norwegian side Kvinesdal IL and Boston United, Grays Athletic, Tamworth and Halesowen.
Whilst at London Road he captained both the Youth and reserves teams and made his professional debut against Tottenham Hotspur.
He was released by Peterborough at the end of the 2009-10 season and joined Lowestoft Town.
Lynn tried to sign Gaughran in March 2011 but had their cash bid rejected.
He then agreed to return to The Walks in May 2012 but changed his mind and opted to stay with the Trawlerboys.
He made a total of 93 appearances for Lowestoft and was the Supporters 2013-14 Player of the Year.
Appointed Linnets' Club captain for 2015-16.
Reached agreement in March 2017 that keeps him at the The Walks for two years.
Appearances:
2006-07 - 5 (+6) 1 goal
2015-16 - 33 (+4) 1 goal
2016-17 - 44 (+3) 1 goal

Craig Gillies (Forward)
Born: 21 Jan 1992 Age 25
Signed June 2017 on one year contract from Chatteris Town for his second spell with the club having played three times for the Reserves during 2015-16..
Gillies started with Chatteris's A team in the 2008-09 season and went on to play for Doddington United where he was their leading scorer in the 2014-15 season with 33 goals.
He followed Doddington manager Ashley Taylor to Chatteris in the summer of 2015 and scored 26 goals in 17 first team competitive appearances including all five goals in a league outing, a 5-3 win over Girton United, which led to a move to The Walks where he scored within four minutes of making his debut against Needham Market Reserves. His stay was brief, making three appearances before returning to Chatteris where he ended the season with 49 goals from 33 appearances.
The 2016-17 season saw him score a goal a game for the Kershaw Premier League side, his goal scoring exploits earning him the top scorer, club top scorer, supporters' player of the season and first team's player of the season awards.
Joined Soham Town Rangers on a month's loan October 2017.

Ryan Harnwell (Striker)
Born: 6 December 1998 Age 19
Placed on contract June 2017 having broken into the first team towards then end of the 2016-17 season.
Member of Norfolk Under 18 squad 2016-17.
Appearances:
2016-17 - 7 (+1) 1 goal

Ryan Hawkins (Winger/striker)
Born: 31 Jan 1995 Age 22
Signed 17th November 2016 from St Neots for an undisclosed four figure fee rumoured to be £2,250.
Placed on contract to end of 2018-19 season.
He was a member of Norwich City's Academy at the age of seven and, having made his debut for Dereham first team at the age of 16, he returned to the Canaries and made one appearance for their Under-18s side against Manchester City in April 2013.
He returned to Dereham scoring 24 goals in the 2014-15 season to win the Magpies' Player of the Season award.
He joined St Neots Town on a two year deal in June 2015 making 34 appearances in his first season with them, scoring nine goals.
His performances earned him a trial with Peterborough in January 2016 but an ankle ligament injury picked up playing for St Neots against Stratford ended his season early.
The summer of 2016 saw him trial with league side Stevenage.
Hawkins, however, stayed with St Neots and has made twelve appearances at the beginning of the 2016-17 season, scoring twice. In October 2016 he had an extended trial with Newport County, manager Graham Westley having been impressed by him when in charge at Peterborough.
At the time of signing Hawkins was studying Sports Coaching at the University of East Anglia.
Appearances:
2016-17 - 18 (+5) 1 goal

Toby Hilliard (Forward)
Signed 18th August 2015 from Dereham Town. Born in Harlow 1996 but based in Heacham the then 19-year old was expecting to play football in America for Tyler Junior College but days before flying out he was told that he was ineligible to play for them because, since turning nineteen, he had played against semi-pro teams and players which, apparently, was against the college's rules.
Hilliard scored against Lynn in the 3-1 pre-season friendly defeat in the 2014-15 pre-season, having assisted with the two other goals, he has previously played for Swaffham Town and while there was selected to play for England Colleges.
Placed on contract in November 2016 to end of 2018-19 season.
Loaned to Dereham Town, November 2017.
Appearances:
2015-16 - 22 (+17) 8 goals
2016-17 - 41 (+9) 8 goals

Grant Holt (Forward)
Born: Carlisle 12 April 1981 Age 36
Signed 9th October 2017 along with fellow ex-Canary Simon Lappin. Released by Hiberian at the end of the 2016-17 season having helped them to promotion to the Scottish Premiers with seven goals from 39 appearances.
He is no stranger to non-league football with his early career seeing spells at Barrow, Workington and Halifax Town and the a period with Sengkang Marine in Singapore.
He was signed by Sheffield Wednesday towards the end of the 2002-04 season (30 appearances - 4 goals) and then moved on to Rochdale in January 2004 staying there until January 2006 (83 appearance 42 goals) when he moved to Nottingham Forest for a £300,000 fee. He stayed there until the summer of 2008 (96 appearances 21 goals) a period which also saw a loan spell at Blackpool (4 appearances).
Next up was Shrewsbury Town who paid a then club record fee of £175,000. Fifty appearances, 28 goals later he joined Norwich City in July 2009 for £400,000.
In his four years at Carrow Road he made 168 appearances scoring 78 goals and was names City\'s Player of the Season three times and was elected to City\'s Hall of Fame.
In July 2013 he moved to Wigan for a £:2,000,000 fee.
Although at Wigan until January 2016 he had loan periods at Aston Villa (10 apps 1 goal), Huddersfield (15,2), Wolves (4,0) and Rochdale (14, 2).
On release from Wigan, having made 27 appearance, 2 goals, he rejoined Rochdale until the end of the 2015-16 season (14 appearance - two starts, two goals). He joined Hiberian in July 2016.
Left Lynn in November after making four appearances and became player-coach at Barrow.
Appearances:
2017-18 - 2 (+2) 1 goal

Ryan Jarvis (Midfield)
Born 11.07.1986 Fakenham. Age 31
Signed June 2017 from Lowestoft Town.
A graduate of the Norwich City youth system he became the Canaries youngest ever first team player at 16 years and 282 days when making his debut in April 2003 and their youngest ever goal scorer later that year. He went on to make 36 appearances, scoring five goals, before being release in May 2008. During his time with the Canaries he had played for England at Under 16, Under 17 and Under 19 levels and had loan spells with Colchester United, Leyton Orient, Kilmarnock and Notts County.
On release from Carrow Road he returned to Leyton Orient for a two year spell making a total of 89 appearances (all competitions) scoring 14 goals - a spell which also saw a loan period of four games at Northampton.
He then spent a season a Wallsall making 25 appearances (10 starts), scoring three goals, with his season ending on loan at Torquay - sixteen games (5 starts, 2 goals).
Torquay were impressed enough to sign him for the 2012-13 season - 41 appearances (28 starts 9 goals).
From there he moved on to York for two seasons where 49 appearances (31 starts) saw him score nine goals and also had a loan spell at Aldershot (6 starts, 6 subs, 1 goal).
He joined Lowestoft from York City in the summer of 2015.
His first season with the Trawler boys saw him score 4 goals from 41 appearances and, the following season 5 goals from 46.

Simon Lappin (Midfield)
Born: Glasgow 25 January 1983 Age 34
Signed 9th October 2017 along with former Canery Grant Holt.
Had a brief spell with York City in the 2016-17 signing in November 2016 and making seven appearances.
Lappin spent nearly seven years with St Mirren making 178 appearances before signing for Norwich City in January 2007 for approximately £75,000.
He stayed with the Canaries (126 appearances, 4 goals), with loan spells at Motherwell (14 appearances 2 goals) and Cardiff (2 appearances), until the end of January 2013 when he moved to Cardiff City.
Although he signed for Cardiff he made no appearances for them in their time in the Premier League and had a loan spell with Sheffield United and in August 2014 he moved to St Johnston, where he stayed until the end of the 2015-16 season making 27 appearances (3 goals).
The ex-Scotland under-21 international, and wouldbe commercial pilot, although released by York City was linked with a possible return pending a full recovery from a ruptured Achilles.


Eoin McQuaid
Born: 7 February 1997 Age 20
Progressed through reserves to earn a contract place in October 2017.
He made his Lynn debut in 14-15 season in Lynn's Norfolk Senior cup campaign.
It wasn't until August 2016, however, that he made his league debut when he was a 59th minute substitute in the match against Kettering Town.
He made 22 appearances (8 starts) that season (16-17) scoring his only first team goal againt Thetford Town in the Norfolk Senior Cup.
Appearances:
2014-15 - 1 (+1)
2016-17 - 8 (+14) 1 goals

Leon Mettam
Born: Lincoln, 09 Dec 1986 Age 31
Leon Mettam returned to The Walks June 2016 and placed on a two year contract. Initially he had spell in Lynn colours in January 2015 on loan from Tamworth. A period which saw him score three goals in five games.
Returning to Tamworth he ended the 2014-15 season at The Lamb with statistics of seven goals from nineteen appearances.
The following season saw him score four times in sixteen appearances (nine starts).
Mettam started his senior career in 2008 at Lincoln City where he had spent three years as a youth player.
He made five senior appearances for The Imps scoring one goal before spending the 2007-08 season at Stamford. Seasons at Corby and Gainsborough Trinity followed before a move to Worksop Town saw hit a rich scoring vein with 66 goals in 80 appearances, winning the Golden Boot in the 2013-14 season scoring fifty goals (all competitions).
He moved to Tamworth but his career at the Lamb was dogged with calf problems followed by an ankle injury in the FA Cup match against Lowestoft in October 2014 which kept him out for four months.

An "incident" resulted in him not playing for Lynn after 17th January 2017 and he was made available for loan with 15 months of his contract to run.
He spent the remainder of the 2016-17 season on loan to Spalding United.
Appearances:
2014-15 - 5 (+0) 3 goals
2016-17 - 17 (+8) 7 goals
Cameron Norman
Born: 12 Oct 1995 Norwich Age 22
Right sided defender signed 7 August 2017 having impressed in a pre-season friendly against Lowestoft Town.
Norman joined Norwich City at the age of ten and joined City's Academy in 2012 being part of the FA Youth Cup winning team in 2013 and playing 43 times for Norwich City's under 21's in the U21 Premier League, scoring 4 goals. He was put on a two year contract in May 2014 which was not renewed when it ended. During this time he spent a few months on loan to Woking making 27 league appearances scoring once.
On release from the Canaries he joined Norwich United in September 2016 (9 appearances, 1 goal) moving on to Concord Rangers the following month making 14 appearances (one goal). He joined Needham Market in February 2017.
Craig Parker
Born: 22 May 1986 Age 31
Signed June 2017 an attacking midfielder/striker from AFC Sudbury.
A former youngster with Cambridge United he went on to play for Bury for a season before making a name for himself as a goalscorer with Needham Market who he joined in 2009.
He spent two seasons with Needham Market scoring 67 goals from 71 appearances taking them from Eastern Counties League promotion to Ryman League Division One North play-offs.
He moved on to Chelmsford City in May 2011 making 40 appearances, scoring nine goals.
During his time with the Clarets he returned to Bury Town on loan and, on release from his contract with Chelmsford, he joined Bury in Febraury 2013 but moved on to Leiston during that summer.
He joined Sudbury in January 2015 from Leiston and made 115 appearances and scored 47 goals but despite his efforts could not prevent the Yellows being relegated last season.
Kieren Shipp
Broke into first team in March 2017 after two seasons with the reserves.
Has represented Norfolk Under 18s.
Placed on two year contract with the option of one year's extension in May 2017.
Appearances:
2016-17 - 4 (+2) 1 goal
Tom Siddons
Born: 27th July 1990, Northampton Age 27
Signed August 2017 on a one year deal after impressing in pre-season.
Played for Sleaford 2017-18 where he was leading scorer with 19 goals from 42 appearances.
A former England Under 18 international, the 2008-09 season saw him play a couple of games for Sleaford before moving on to Bourne Town making 16 appearances (four goals).
Four years at the University of Birmingham followed where he played for the university first team. He has also played Sunday football for Metheringham.
Alex Street
Born: 24 Jul 1991 Age 26
Goalkeeper signed from from Wisbech Town, Alex was ever-present for Wisbech in the 2009-10 season having made his debut in March 2009.
In total he made 63 appearances (inc 1 as sub) keeping 12 clean sheets.
2010 also saw him training with Cambridge United and played in their Under 19 team which won a tournament in France
Spent periods of the 2012-13 season with Wisbech, Deeping Rangers and Spalding United as dual registration.
Spent part of the 2013-14 season on loan to Leiston.
Placed on two year contract in March 217.
Appearances:
2010-11 - 55 (+0) 17 clean sheets
2011-12 - 49 (+0) 20
2012-13 - 18 (+0) 5
2013-14 - 32 (+0) 9
2014-15 - 54 (+0) 10
2015-16 - 55 (+0) 15
2016-17 - 56 (+0) 14

Sam Warburton (left sided defender/midfield)
Born: 10 October 1996 Age 21
Signed on three month loan from Nuneaton Town 21st October 2016.
A first year professional with Northampton he went on loan to Rugby Town in August 2015 under Gary Mills, a move that was made permanent in January 2016 following his release from the Cobblers.
He moved on to Vanarama North side Nuneaton Town the following month having made a total of 32 appearances (one goal) for Rugby.
He made eleven appearances (7 starts) for Nuneaton before arriving at The Walks.
The loan move became permanent on 21st December 2016 when he was placed on an 18 month contract.
He left Lynn 21st August 2017, joining Corby Town.
Appearances:
2016-17 - 37 (+2) 3 goals
2017-18 - 0 (+1)

Tom Ward (centre half)
Born: 30 August 1990 Age 27
Signed on 18 month contract having been transfer listed from by former club St Neots Town. Ward was on contract at St Neots to the end of the 2016-17 season but was transfer listed and stripped of the Saints captaincy after being one of five players to be sent off during Saints' FA Trophy tie against Marine, it was his second dismissal of the season.
Making his debut for St Neots in November 2014 he went on to make 126 appearance scoring nine goals.
Prior to signing for the Saints he had been with St Albans making 39 appearances.
Originally playing for his home club Sleaford, he progressed through Boston United Reserves and was given a senior deal ahead of the 2011-12 season.
He went on to make 70 appearances, scoring six goals before moving on to Gainsborough Trinity and then, initially on loan, to St Albans where he helped the club to promotion in season 2013-14.
Appearances:
2016-17 - 20 (+2) 2 goals

Harry Whayman (midfielder)
Born: 21 September 1999 Age 18
Signed June 2017 from Diss Town and placed on a two year contract.
Whayman made an impact playing for Scole Town as a youngster and spent eight years on the books of Ipswich Town before being released - his lack of physical presence being cited as a reason.
Undeterred he joined the football academy at the Norfolk campus of Easton and Otley College and was selected for the England Colleges Football Association national side. He played in four games for them and then set off to Italy to take part in a tournament which saw him play against Albania, Italy and Malta. Back in Britain, Roydon based Whayman set up the goal which saw England colleges defeat their counterparts from Wales over two legs to lift the Anglo-Welsh Sheild. When not playing for England he managed to squeeze in eight appearances (seven starts) for Diss Town scoring twice - both coming against Lynn Reserves at The Walks.