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King's Lynn Town Pen Pictures 2019-20

Ian Culverhouse (Manager)
Born: 22 September 1964, Bishops Stortford Age 59
Appointed 1st November 2018 for his second spell in charge having originally taken over the hot seat in 22 February 2017 on a two and a half year deal.
In January 2020 he signed a contract with the club which keeps him at The Walks until the end of the 2021-22 season.
His first stint at Lynn was 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.
Culverhouse left Lynn in May 2018 having taken Lynn to second place in the Southern League Premier Division only for them to lose in the play-off final.
He moved on to take over as manager of Grantham Town, leaving them in October for "personal reasons".

Paul Bastock (Assistant Manager)
Born: 19 May 1970 Leamington Spa Age 53
Appointed assistant manager 1st November.
Goalkeeper who had an extensive career with Cambridge United, Coventry City and Kettering Town before joining Boston united where he spent fourteen seasons in two spells making a total of 677 appearances in all competitions, becoming the record holder for the number appearances for Boston United.
He played for a further ten clubs after this, making recording the all-time record for competitive appearances in world football.
He broke Peter Shilton's appearance record playing for Wisbech Town in November 2017 and made appearance number 1,278 when he made his debut for Grantham Town against Basford in August 2018, This was followed by an appearance for Pinchbeck meaning that his Norfolk Senior Cup debut for Lynn was appearance 1,280.
2018-19 - 1

Ross Barrows (Defender)
Born: Sheffield 9 November 1997 Age 26
Signed March 2019 from Grantham Town and signed a contract extension in January 2020 that keeps him at The Walks until the summer of 2022.
Signed for Grantham Town in the summer of 2018 having previously played for FC Halifax.
The right-back started his career at Scunthorpe United before being released at the age of 15.
After playing in the Manchester Elite squad for a year, Barrows signed for FC Halifax Town where he became the 2014-15 Student Player of the Year.
Barrows also spent part of the 2016-17 season on loan to Frickley where he scored four goals in seven appearances and went on loan to North Ferriby United the following season.
He made 37 appearances for the Gingerbreads in the 2018-19 season scoring four goals.
2018-19 - 9 (+1) 1 goal

Alex Brown (Defender)
Born: Sheffield 21 Sep 1998 Age 25
Signed 27 March 2020 on a two year deal from Buxton for an undisclosed fee .
Described by the Non-League Football Paper as one of the best young non-league players in February 2019, a product of the Sheffield United youth system he had spells with Hallam and Sheffield FC. He had trials with Harrogate in the summer of 2018 but opted to join the Bucks making 47 starts including both matches against Lynn in October 2018 which saw Lynn removed from the FA Trophy.
He represented England ‘C’ in Dublin the summer of 2018 and in June 2019 away in Estonia and has also played for an England representative side in two matches in the Falkland Islands.

Sonny Carey (Attacking midfielder)
Born: Hellesdon 20 January 2001 Age 23
Signed June 2019 from Wroxham FC for whom he made 36 appearances (32 starts) and scored 17 goals in the 2018-19 season.
He was picked up by Norwich City Academy at the age of seven and was part of the Under 10s and Under 13s squads and played for Under-14s in tournament in Woudenberg, near Utrecht in June 2014.
The Easton and Otley College sports student was selected for the 20-man England Colleges FA national team for the 2018-19 season.
He has had trails with Norwich City, Oxford United and Cambridge United.

2019-20 - 10 (+19) 5 goals

Michael Clunan (Midfielder)
Born: King's Lynn, 28 Jan 1994 Age 30
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.

2015-16 - 49 (+1) 7 goals
2016-17 - 54 (+1) 13 goals
2017-18 - 42 (+2) 12 goals
2018-19 - 47 (+1) 11 goals
2019-20 - 24 (+0) 1 goal

Nathan Fox
Born: 14 November 1992 Age 31
Signed June 2019
A left back who joined from Hednesford Town in June 2019 where he picked up three awards in his season long stay including Supporters’ Player of the Season.
The Leicester born player began his career at Notts County and made one Football League appearance for the Magpies in 2010.
From Meadow Lane, he moved to Corby Town in a spell which saw him have loan periods at Kettering and Rugby Town.
He signed for Rugby in 2013 and Stamford the following season.
Spells at Slough (December 2015), Mickleover Sports and Rushall Olympic (January 2016) followed and then a return to Rugby in June 2016, being signed by ex-Linnet James Jepson.
Fox left Rugby when Jepson resigned in September 2016 having made a total of 31 appearances (two goals) in his two spells with Rugby.
Next up was a move Coalville and then Sutton Coldfield and onto Redditch United before landing at Hednesford in June 2018.
2019-20 - 34 (+2) 1 goal

Ryan Fryatt
Born: 02 October 1993 Portugal Age 30
Centre Half. A very promising defender who was with the Academies of Norwich City and Cambridge United and played for Norwich Under 18s. 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.
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
2018-19 - 49 (+1) 3 goals
2019-20 - 12 (+1)

Michael Gash (Striker)
Born: Rinteln, West Germany, 03 Sep 1986 Age 37
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 goals
2018-19 - 43 (+1) 12 goals
2019-20 - 35 (+3) 10 goals

Ryan Hawkins (Winger/striker)
Born: 31 Jan 1995 Age 29
Signed 17th November 2016 from St Neots for an undisclosed four figure fee rumoured to be £2,250.
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.
Loaned to Dereham Town for two months - 26 August 2019.
2016-17 - 18 (+5) 1 goal
2017-18 - 40 (+9) 14 goals
2018-19 - 26 (+22) 10 goals
2019-20 - 4 (+13)

Chris Henderson (Attacking midfielder)
Born: 24 Feb 1990 Bury St Edmunds Age 34
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.
2018-19 - 32 (+3) 12 goals
2019-20 - 32 (+5) 7 goals

Ryan Jarvis (Midfield)
Born 11.07.1986 Fakenham. Age 37
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.
2017-18 - 50 (+0) 1 goal
2018-19 - 49 (+2) 0 goals
2019-20 - 26 (+3) 1 goal

Luke Johnson (Midfield)
Born: 04 June 2002 Age 21
Son of former Lynn player.
Luke progressed through King’s Lynn Community Football, into the Youth Team and then the Reseves.
Agreed two year deal in November 2019 and loaned to Leiston the following month.

Aaron Jones (Defender/midfield)
Born: Great Yarmouth, 12 March 1994 Age 30
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).
2018-19 - 24 (+10)
2019-20 - 34 (+3) 2 goals

Sam Kelly (Attacking midfielder)
Born: 21 Oct 1993 Age 30
Signed June 2019
An attacking midfielder/winger who as a youngster played for Cambridge United and Histon at Under 13 level before joining Norwich City Academy in January 2010.
On release from the Canaries in joined Everton in March 2012 but was released in June 2013 He dropped into non-league joining Cambridge City at the beginning of February 2014 and then returned to Norwich for the 2014-15 season.
He found first team football at Port Vale who he joined on a two year contract in June 2015 leaving them having made 57 appearances (23 starts) He moved on to Grimsby at the end of May 2017 on a two year deal making twelve appearances but in June 2018 he joined Scottish side Hamilton Academicals making nine appearances.
February 2019, saw a returned to England joining National League side Braintree Town (5 appearances) moving on to Billericay Town the following month (3 appearances).
2019-20 - 15 (+16) 1 goal

Harry Limb (Striker)
Born: Old Leake, Lincolnshire, 01 Aug 1999 Age 24
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).
Spent part of the 2018-19 season on loan to Pinchbeck scoring four goals from ten appearances. A mystery virus ruled him out of the beginning of the 2019-20 season, he joined Boston FC on loan 1st December 2019. Released 23rd January 2020.

2018-19 - 9 (+12) 2 goals
2019-20 - 9 (+2)

Rory McAuley (defender)
Born: Blackpool 16 Oct 1989 Age 34
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.
2018-19 - 49 (-) 7 goals
2019-20 - 35 (-) 4 goals

Adam Marriott (striker)
Born: 14 April 1991 Age 33
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 Stevenage, 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" joining Boston
His 24 league goals from 33 appearances for Lynn in the 2018-19 season saw him receive the League's Golden Boot Award.

2018-19 - 37 (-) 28 goals
2019-20 - 39 (-) 30 goals
Alfie Payne (midfielder)
Born: Cringleford 07 October 1999 Age 24
Signed on season long loan from Norwich City August 2019.
He joined Norwich City's youth system at the age of eight and describes himself as a "versatile central midfielder" and filled a number of positions for the Canaries Under 23 team in 2018-19 from centre back to attacking midfield. Appearances:
2019-20 - 14 (11) 3 goals
Simon Power (midfielder)
Born: Greystones 13 May 1998 Age 25
Signed on loan from Norwich City 17 January 2020 until the end of the season.
The Republic of Ireland born pacy attacking midfielder has played for the Republic of Ireland National team at Under 18, Under 19 and Under 21 levels.
Beginning his player career with Cabinteely and then University College Dublin he joined the Canaries in January 2018 on an 18 month contract which was extended to three years in January 2020.
Power spent the second half of last season on loan to Dutch club FC Dordrecht in the Eerste Divisie making ten appearances (two starts) and then involved in all five of Ireland’s Under 21 games at the Toulon Tournament as they progressed to the semi- finals before falling to Brazil.
Power’s speed often results in him starting on the bench “But it’s not something I like, I don’t want to be an impact sub, I want to be in the starting XI” he told the Irish Sun.
Power joined Scottish Premiership side Ross County in the summer making four appearances - although only one Premiership appearance – in the 3-0 defeat to Aberdeen at Pittodrie on August 31. Appearances:
2019-20 - 5 (+1) 2 goals
Jordan Richards
Born: 06 July 1997 Age 26
Signed 6th July 2018
The son of Pedro Richards, who made 399 league appearances for Notts County, 21 year old Jordan arrived 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.
2018-19 - 32 (+14) 2 goals
2019-20 - 27 (+12) 3 goals
Chris Smith (Defender)
Born: Ipswich 21 February 1998 Age 26
Signed 19 July 2019
Centre half who became a schoolboy player with Ipswich Town in 2006 and then became a full academy player with Town in July 2014, signing a two-year scholarship, before he signed a one-year pro deal in July 2016, and then signed another one-year deal for the 2017–18 season.
He made his Ipswich Town debut on 22 August 2017 as a second-half substitute in an Carabao Cup match at Crystal Palace. The following month he went on loan in what came to be two spells with Chelmsford City ending the 2017-18 season having made 28 appearances in all competitions for the Clarets.
July 2018 saw another loan period, this time with Aldershot Town on a short-term youth-loan deal until December 2018.
He was released by Ipswich at the end of the 2018–19 season.
2019-20 - 20 (-)
Dayle Southwell (Forward)
Born: Grimsby 20 Oct 1993 Age 30
Signed 21st January 2020 on release from Halifax Town on a two-and-a-half year deal.
The Grimsby born 26 year old was a product of Grimsby Town’s youth system making his first senior appearance in the 2010–11 season.
In his three years with the Mariners he made 42 appearances (10 starts) scoring eight goals, this spell also saw him loaned to then
Conference North side Harrogate Town, scoring 1 in 3 appearances.
He joined Boston United in July 2014 scoring 30 goals from 47 appearances in his first season with the club and he followed this with 24 goals from 39 appearances in the 2015-16 season. In his time with the Pigrims he was Boston’s Player of the Season twice, received the National League North Golden Boot and made an appearance for the England C team.
His goal scoring exploits earned him a move to Wycombe Wanderers and a two year professional contract.
Injury in the 2016-17 season saw him on a loan spell at Lincoln City as he returned to fitness scoring once in two appearances.
With a final record of one goal from twenty-five league appearances (14 starts) for Wycombe he moved on to Guiseley in January 2018 scoring seven goals in 18 games and in the June of that year he joined FC Halifax Town on a two-year contract.
The 2018-19 saw him score five goals in 31 appearances and this season seven appearances (two starts).
Southwell had a spell on loan at Boston United this season making four appearances (three starts) including both matches against Lynn.
2019-20 - 2 (+5)
Nathan Stewart (Midfielder)
Born: 1 May 1999 Age 24
Signed July 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 where he scored 13 goals from 25 appearances.
Joined Leiston on loan for a month 15 November 2019
Released 23rd January 2020.
2018-19 - 3 (+6) 2 goals
2019-20 - 0 (+5)

Alex Street
Born: 24 Jul 1991 Age 32
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.
He won the Southern League Golden Glove Award for the most clean sheets in season 2018-19
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
2018-19 - 52 (+0) 17
2019-20 - 40 (-) 12

Tom Ward (centre half)
Born: 30 August 1990 Age 33
Returned to The Walks for his second spell in October 2019, signing from Grantham Town. He first signed for Lynn from St Neots Town in December 2016 on an 18 month contract having been transfer listed by St Neots Town.
Left Lynn when he was not retained by Simon Clark in June 2018 but was invited to return for pre-season, an invitation he declined.
He joined Grantham Town that summer, following Ian Culverhouse's move there, going on to make 55 appearances and scoring two goals for the Gingerbreads.
Ward started his career 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.
He joined St Neots Town making his debut for in November 2014 and went on to make 126 appearances scoring nine goals.
2016-17 - 20 (+2) 2 goals
2017-18 - 34 (+6) 4 goals
2019-20 - 8 (+1)