King's Lynn Town Pen Pictures 2018-19
Details in black indicates no longer with the club
Rob Back & Neil Fryatt (Joint Managers)
Appointed September 2018.
The local duo took on a caretaker role following the departure of Simon Clark and having overseen three games in a caretaker capacity, during which the team was unbeaten,
their appointment was made permanent on a one month rolling contract basis while both continue in their existing posts as development office in the case of Back and
Youth/A team Manager in the case of Fryatt.
Both managers have been involved with the club for a number of years as players and in various managerial and coaching roles.
Simon Clark (Manager)
Born: 12 March 1967, Boston, Lincs
Appointed May 2017.
Simon Clark had two spells at The Walks as a player with a gap of 14 years years between them, making his debut in the 1990-91 season
and appearing 37 times.
He began his playing career as a junior with Lincoln City and then joined Boston Town.
He went on to play for Holbeach United, King’s Lynn, Hendon and Stevenage Borough.
He began his professional career with Peterborough United in 1993 and made 107 appearances for the Posh.
He subsequently turned out on 98 occasions for Leyton Orient and 64 for Colchester United.
A spell in Singapore with Woodlands Wellington FC as player-coach and then player manager was followed by a return to Lynn
in January 2005 and ending in August of that year having made 21 appearances, scoring once. After leaving he had a brief spell as player-manager at the then Ryman League Premier Division club Leyton where he was dismissed after a few weeks in charge and then as player-coach at Malden.
Clark had a number of roles in a coaching capacity beginning at schoolboy and youth level at Lincoln City and Peterborough United,
and later becoming a first team coach at the Imps.
In September 2009 he stepped up to take caretaker charge at Sincil Bank for five games and left the club when Chris Sutton was appointed.
After roles in coaching and as a personal trainer he returned to manangement in May 2010 at Stamford and took a step up to manage Worksop Town a year
later but although he guided Tigers to an
impressive FA Trophy run, and won the Sheffield Senior Cup the aim of a play-off place was not achieved and with a reduced budget looming Clark
and assistant Dave Frecklington resigned in April 2013.
His next role was as Youth Development Phase Coach Under 16 with Notts County taking on a similar role with Under 15s at Charlton in 2014 progressing via Under 18s and Under 21s to first team coach.
He returned to Notts County as Lead Professional Development Phase Coach Under 18 in May 2017.
Parted company with King's Lynn Town after six league games and one FA Cup draw against lower league Histon with the club in 19th spot in the league.
1990-91 - 35 (+2)
2004-05 - 17 (+0)
2005-06 - 4(+0) 1 goal
Sam Gaughran (Assitant manager)
Born: Hunstanton 29 Jan 1990 Age 28
In his third spell with the club, but this time in a non-playing capacity, joining as Assistant Manager to Simon Clark in May 2018 after a short spell with Royston Town.
Gaughran 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.
He returned to Lynn in July 2015 for his second spell with the club signing 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.
There was an agreement reached in March 2017 that would keep him at the The Walks for two years but his departure was
announced at the beginning of January 2018.
Left King's Lynn Town along with manager Simon Clark on Sunday 9th September having made one apearrance for Lynn Reserves.
2006-07 - 5 (+6) 1 goal
2015-16 - 33 (+4) 1 goal
2016-17 - 44 (+3) 1 goal
2017-18 - 21 (+2) 2 goals
Lee Beevers (Defender/Midfield)
Born: Doncaster, 04 December 1983
Signed July 2018 as player/assistant-manager.
The Doncaster born defender/midfielder joined Ipswich Town as a full-time scholar in July 2000 and although being offered a contract
in March 2001 it was not to be renewed at the end of the 2002-03 season and he saw out the season on loan to Boston United.
The loan resulted in a contract which saw him make 82 appearances scoring five goals for the Pilgrims and selection for the Welsh Under 21 team.
He moved on to Lincoln City in February 2005 making 175 appearances for the Imps in all competitions between 2005 and 2009.
He moved to Colchester United in June 2009 but his spell there was hit with injuries and he was released at the end of the 2010-11 season.
The following season saw him at Walsall but after making 40 appearances he failed to agree a new contract and moved to Mansfield Town where
he made 110 appearances between 2012 and May 2015.
A return to Lincoln City followed but a ruptured patella tendon in October 2016 ruled him out for the remainder of the season by which time
his appearance total for the Imps had reached 229 starts plus 16 appearances on the bench. The start of the 2017 season saw Lincoln take on Walsall
in a benefit match for Beevers.
After a period of retirement he then signed for Gainsborough Trinity on 5 January 2018 but left two weeks later to take on a player/coaching role at
Alfreton Town making 14 appearances but he was not retained by new manager Billy Heath at the end of the season.
Left King's Lynn Town along with manager Simon Clark on Sunday 9th September - did not make any appearances other than as an unused substitute.
Frazer Blake-Tracy (Defender)
Born: Dereham, 10 September 1995
Signed June 2017 from Lowestoft Town for £2,000 (plus VAT) on a one year deal.
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.
2017-18 - 46 (+2) 0 goal
Matty Castellan (Defender)
Born: King's Lynn, 9 Jan 1995
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.
Loaned to Lowestoft Town 10 October 2018
2015-16 - 49 (+1) 7 goals
2016-17 - 13 (+1) 1 goal
2017-18 - 0 (+0) 0 goal
Michael Clunan (Midfielder)
Born: King's Lynn, 28 Jan 1994
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.
2015-16 - 49 (+1) 7 goals
2016-17 - 54 (+1) 13 goals
2017-18 - 42 (+2) 12 goals
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.
Signed a two year contract with the club in May 2018.
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
2017-18 - 46 (1) 5 goals
Michael Gash (Striker)
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 .
2017-18 - 46 (+2) 14 goal
Ryan Hawkins (Winger/striker)
Born: 31 Jan 1995 Age 23
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.
2016-17 - 18 (+5) 1 goal
2017-18 - 40 (+9) 14 goals
Chris Henderson (Attacking midfielder)
Born: 24 Feb 1990 Bury St Edmunds Age 28
Signed 29th September 2018 from Leiston on a two year deal.
Henderson spent six seasons with Lowestoft Town prior to joining Leiston in June 2017 scoring nearly 50 goals from over 150 appearances.
Prior to joining Lowestoft he played for Bury Town, Gorleston and Kirkley & Pakefield.
Henderson made 57 appearances for Leiston in all competitions, netting 8 goals.
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.
Signed for Wisbech Town 10 October 2018.
2015-16 - 22 (+17) 8 goals
2016-17 - 41 (+9) 8 goals
2017-18 - 11 (+20) 5 goals
2018-19 - 7 (+3) 3 goals
Ryan Jarvis (Midfield)
Born 11.07.1986 Fakenham.
Signed June 2017 from Lowestoft Town and placed on a two year contract.
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.
2017-18 - 50 (+0) 1 goal
Aaron Jones (Defender/midfield)
Born: Great Yarmouth, 12 March 1994 Age 24
Signed August 2018 on a two year contract.
Jones joined the Academy of Ipswich Town in 2002, spending ten years there, the last two as an apprentice with the Tractorboys and playing in their reserve team often as a right back.
On release from Ipswich he moved to the USA in 2013 and played college soccer at Georgia State University and Premier Development League football with Carolina Dynamo.
He moved on to Clemson University in January 2015. In January 2017 he joined Philadelphia Union and was given a professional contract the following month although he never played for them, making his league debut while on loan to Bethlehem Steel in April 2017 and going on to make 28 appearances. The option to renew his contract was not taken up by Philadelphia Union in November 2017.
Returning to the UK, signing for Harlow in March 2018, making eight appearances (5 starts).
Harry Limb (Striker)
Born: Old Leake, Lincolnshire, 01 Aug 1999 Age 19
Signed June 2018 on a two year contract.
A product of Boston United’s Centre of Excellence programme who signed first-team forms
when he turned sixteen in August 2015, although he made many appearances on the bench for the Pilgrims he never made his first team playing debut.
The start of the 2016-17 season saw him join Wisbech Town where he made 40 appearances (28 starts), scoring 22 goals.
In February 2017 he signed an 18-month contract with Burnley having had a trial with Swansea City earlier in the season and also having attracted interest from Leicester City, MK Dons and Peterborough United.
Although he was not on contract at Wisbech and therefore free to move, Burnley made a donation to the Fenmen and sent a team there for a pre-season friendly.
While with the Clarets he was called into the Northern Ireland under-19 side making his debut and playing the full 90 minutes in a 2-1 defeat against Poland.
He joined Matlock in January 2018 on loan for the remainder of the season scoring six goals from sixteen appearances (12 starts).
Rory McAuley (defender)
Born: Blackpool 16 Oct 1989 Age 29
Signed 4th July 2018 on a two-year deal.
The Blackpool born defender was with Norwich City\'s Academy, leaving them at the age of 14 to join Cambridge City for two years before
moving on to Cambridge United\'s Centre of Excellence in the summer of 2006 breaking into the U\'s first team
in September 2008.
He had spells on loan with Chelmsford City and Dartford, moving to the latter in a permanent basis in the summer of 2014 having made 145 appearances for the U\'s.
He made 52 appearances for Dartford, scoring three goals in the 2014-15 season and then moved on to Chelmsford City, scoring once in 51 appearances.
He joined Lowestoft Town, newly relegated to the Ryman League, in June 2016.
He made 81 appearances for the Trawlerboys scoring six goals but left Lowestoft by mutual agreement the day before joining Lynn.
Adam Marriott (striker)
Born: 14 April 1991 Age 27
Signed 9th October 2018 on a two year deal from Boston United.
Having signed for the Pilgrims from Royston Town in the summer of 2018 he made a total of nine appearances, scoring once.
Marriott began with Norwich City's academy leaving at the age of 15 and joining Cambridge United as a scholar.
During his three seasons with the U's he made 56 appearances scoring 10 goals.
The period also saw him have loan spells with Cambridge City and Bishop's Stortford and eventually joined City
in 2012 where he was a prolific scorer with 57 goals from 69 league appearances.
Moves to Steveange, which saw a spell blighted with injury, and then Lincoln City followed where he helped City
to the National League title and Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals in 2016-2017.
He turned down a new contract with the Imps to be closer to his Cambridge home, signing for Royston Town.
Having scored 31 goals for The Crows he opted to leave Garden Walk for "one more shot in the conference or the football league."
Born: 22 May 1986
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.
2017-18 - 43 (+8) 12 goals
Born: 06 July 1997
Signed 6th July on a one-year contract.
The son of Pedro Richards, who made 399 league appearances for Notts County, 21 year old Jordan arrives at the Walks from Gainsborough Trinity
for an undisclosed fee.
A former Notts County Academy graduate he went on loan to Boston United in the 2015-16 season (21 appearances, one goal)
but his loan to the end of the season ended when he was recalled by County in order that he could go on loan to Sligo Rovers (15 appearances 2 goals).
He made 16 appearances for County in the 2016-17 season before being released in the summer of 2017.
He was invited back for pre-season training with County but opted to join National League North side Gainsborough Trinity, despite receiving offers from football league clubs, going on to make 33 league appearances.
Valter Da Rocha (Striker)
Born: Portugal 19 August 1991
Signed August on a one-year deal.
Angolan national who played for a number of Portugese clubs. In England he had two spells with Thetford Town
scoring 9 goals from 19 appearances in the 2017-18 season and started 2018-19 with two from two.
Released 13th September.
2018-19 - 1 (+2)
Nathan Stewart (Midfielder)
Born: 1 May 1999 Age 19
Signed Juy 6th 2018 on a two year deal.
He made 64 appearances for Norwich United following his arrival from Wroxham in November 2016, scoring 9 goals.
He was named man-of-the-match in United\'s 2018 Norfolk Senior Cup victory over Downham Town.
Loaned back to Wroxham 10 October 2018.
Born: 24 Jul 1991 Age 27
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 2017.
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
2017-18 - 51 (+0) 20
Kalern Thomas (Defender)
Born: Leicester, 29 Sep 1993 Age 25
Signed 13 June 2018 from Kettering Town. Primarily a right-sided defender but also capable of playing on the left and as a wing-back.
He began his career on the books of Walsall before turning out for Quorn and then a month with Loughborough Dynamo before joining Corby Town in September 2013 where he stayed until June 2016 when he joined Boston United.
At Corby he helped them win the Southern League in 2014-15 but was still there when they were relegated at the end of the 2015-16 season.
He made 34 appearances for the Pilgrims scoring once. He moved onto Solihull Moors in May 2017 where he made six appearances
before leaving by mutual consent and joining Kettering Town in December 2017 and went on to make 22 appearances, one notable one being at The Walks where he was sent off
for a late tackle on Michael Gash in Lynn's 2-1 win.