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King's Lynn Town Pen Pictures 2022-23
Mark Hughes (Manager)
Born: 16 September 1983 Dungannon, Northern Ireland
Appointed coach January 2022 and then Interim manager 3 April 2023 following the resignation of Tommy Widdrington.
A run of five wins took Lynn to the play-off semi-finals before to defeat against Kidderminster Harriers and was appointed manager on a two year contact on 12 May 2023.
As a midfield player, he appeared for a number of clubs starting as a youth with Tottenham Hotspur with loan spell at Northampton Town and Oldham Athletic
before making a permanent move to Oldham in 2005. Spells at Thurrock, Chesterfield (loan), Stevenage Borough, Chester City, Barnet, Eastleigh and Chelmsford City followed.
He joined in Eastbourne Borough in 2016 and then Bishop Stortford where he was also Assistant Manager.
He was assistant manager at Cheshunt (Jan 2020-Jan 2021) and Billericay (Jan - Dec 2021).
He is an UEFA A Licensed Football Coach. FA Youth Module Level 1 + 2
Hughes toured with Northern Ireland in America making two full caps against Romania and Uruguay.
Hugo Langton (Assistant Manager)
Born: 1October 974
Appointed 10th December 2021.
UEFA A licence football coach who also has managerial/assistant managerial experience with a number of clubs including Lewes, Horsham and Welling United.
He was also a recruitment and opposition scout for Bristol Rovers.
Josh Barrett (Midfielder)
Squad Number 10
Born: Oxford 21 Jun, 1998
Signing 13 October 2021 on a two year contract which was extended in July 2022 to keep him at The Walks to 2024. Having played for Irish youth side St Kevin's Boys he joined Reading in 2015 graduating at their academy, staying there until January 2020
during which time he had loan spells with Coventry City and Aldershot Town. He appeared for the Irish Republic at U17, U18 and U21 levels.
By the time he moved on to Bristol Rovers he had made 13 appearances for Reading (7 starts, all competitions), 8 for Coventry (3 starts) and 7 for Aldershot (4 starts).
He struggled to make an impact in his time with Rovers, playing 19 times for the club making 11 outings during the 2020-21 campaign, with only one of them coming in the starting line-up. He also struggled with injuries and was released on 1st September.
2021-22 - 23 (+10) 8 goals
2022-23 - 36 (+15) 8 goals
Sam Blair (Goalkeeper)
Squad Number 13
Born: Atlsham, 27 Dec 2002
Signed on loan October 2022 from Norwich City U21 until January 2023.
Starting at his home club, Aylsham, he first joined Norwich Under 10s and, after a short break, rejoined the Under 11s and got a scholarship and is now hopeful of breaking into the Under 23s.
Last season he had a loan spell with Bury Town, making 30 appearances, and earlier ths season, was with Wroxham.
2022-23 - 4 (+0) 0 clean sheets
Ken Charles (Forward)
Squad Number 19
Born: Lewisham 5 August 2000
Signed 25 November 2021 from Cheshunt.
Playing for Erith Town and Maidstone United as a youth player he joined Colchester United United in September 2018 on a development contract to play in the U23 team and on release in May 2019 moved to
Enfield Town the following season making 40 appearances, scoring 13 times.
He joined Potters Bar Town in July 2020 scoring four goals in twelve appearances and then had a short spell at Braintree Town making three appearances as a substitute.
He joined Cheshunt in May 2021 scoring seven goals in fifteen appearances.
Joined Cheshunt onloan in October 2022.
Left for Cheshunt in January 2023 for an undisclosed fee.
2021-22 - 1 (+13) 1 goal
2022-23 - 2 (+11) 2 goals
Michael Clunan (Midfielder)
Squad Number 7
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.
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
2020-21 - 35 (+3) 0 goals
2021-22 - 41 (+5) 6 goals
2022-23 - 51 (+0) 6 goals
Aaron Cosgrave (Forward)
Squad Number 16
Born: Shenfield, 17 July 1999
Signed on an initial one month loan from AFC Wimbledon on 13th January 2023 but extended to the end of the season.
Starting with youth football at West Ham United and Colchester he played for Coggeshall, Havant & Waterlooville, Chelmsford and Welling United before joining AFC Wimbledon from Lewes in 2021.
Making nine league appearance for the Dons he also had loan spells with Dover Athletic and Southend United. Signing on season long loan for the Shrimpers in August 2022
he was recalled having been involved in ten league games - starting twice.
2022-23 - 9 (+11) 6 goals
Josh Coulson (Defender)
Squad Number 6
Born: Cambridge, 28 Jan, 1989 Age 34
Signed from Southend United 6th February 2022 initially on a month's loan that was then extended to the end of the season.
Experienced defender who made over 273 appearances (14 goals) for Cambridge United between 2007-2018
before moving to Leyton Orient following a successful loan spell (15 appearances), he the made 117 appearance- between 2018-21 in the 4 years he was at the club.
Coulson joined Southend in June 2021 making 8 league appearances, including one against Lynn at The Walks.
2021-22 - 21 (+0) 1 goal
2022-23 - 52 (+1) 8 goals
Adam Crowther (Central defender)
Squad Number 5
Born: Harlow, 7th January 2001
Signed 30th June 2022 having spent the previous season with Cheshunt.
A former player for England Schoolboys at Under 18 level, he made 49 appearances (all competitions) in the 2021-22 season his three league goals
coming in one match - in the 3-1 victory over Wingate and Finchley.
2022-23 - 52 (+1) 8 goals
Tyler Denton (Defender)
Squad Number 3
Born: Dewsbury, 6 September 1995 Age 28
Signed 19 January 2021. Described as a left back/midfielder, 25 year old Denton came through the academy at Leeds United during which time he represented England at Under 17 level,
turning professional in 2014. His five years at Elland Road saw him
made three appearances in cup competition for Leeds and undertake loan spells at Port Vale and Peterborough.
He joined Stevenage for an undisclosed fee in July 2019 and went on to make 19 appearances.
He signed for Chesterfield on October 2020 on a short term contract where he made five appearances (two starts).
2020-21 - 27 (+1) 1 goal
2021-22 - 26 (+2) 1 goal
2022-23 - 36 (+2) 1 goal
Tommy Dixon-Hodge (Goal keeper)
Squad Number 31
Born: Chelmsford, 20 April 2001 Age 22
Signed on dual registration with Malden & Tiptree as cover for the injured Paul Jones.
Starting with Chelmsford Academy his previous clubs include Ross County and Rothes before joining Braintree Town in 2021.
He has also played for Basildon United and FC Romania.
2022-23 - 11 (+0) 5 clean sheets
Paulius Falcao (Central Defender)
Squad Number 29
A member of the KLTFC U19 Academy who was with Norwich City's U12 and U14 Academy, Dersingham Rovers U16s and Heacham FC.
Tai Fleming (Defender)
Squad Number 12
Born: King's Lynn, 18 May 2002 Age 21
Signed 21 July 2020. Played for Norwich City Academy from the age of 10 to 16, he joined Yeovil Town on a two year scholarship in 2018
captaining the youth team and playing in some U23s Premier League Cup matches.
Had a loan spell in September 2019 with Melksham Town on work experience.
He describes himself as "a strong no nonsense defender who takes pride in defending" on his website.
Loaned to Lowestoft Town - August 2021 going on to make 40 appearances - scoring three goals.
2020-21 - 20 (+1) 1 goal
2022-23 - 7 (+4)
Cameron Hargreaves (Midfielder)
Squad Number 14
Born: Plymouth, 4 Dec, 1998 Age 25
Signed February 2022 having been on loan with the club in the previous season from Bristol Rovers.
Former Exeter City Academy player who joined the Gas in April 2017.
Had loan spells with Hungerford Town in the 2018-19 season and Chippenham Town in November-December 2021 in addition to making 19 appearance for the Gas.
2021-22 - 17 (+2)
2022-23 - 24 (+3) 2 goals
Squad Number 20
Born: Ipswich 28 Oct, 2000 Age 23
Signed 1st January 2023 from Ipswich Town.
Signed on schoolboy forms in 2008 and then Ipswich Academy in July 2017, and he had loan spells with Bury Town, Lowestoft Town and Leiston before making his debut on 8 October 2019 as a substitute in a 4–0 win over Gillingham in the EFL Trophy and made
two further substitute appearances in the EFL Trophy and FA Cup during the season. He was out of the game for nearly two years through injury
but made a dream comeback in the U23 team against QPR in January 2022, scoring a hat trick in the 4-2 win.
Hughes joined Torquay United on loan in August with the intention that he would stay until the end of the 2022 but he returned to Portman Road
after making two appearances (one start) in order to get more regular first team football with Ipswich Under 23s.
2022-23 - 11 (+6) 1 goal
Squad Number 18
Graduate of the club's academy, signed first team forms in March 2022 and signing his his first professional deal July 2022.
Loaned to Wisbech Town beginning 8th August 2022 to 4th September 2022.
Loaned to Wroxham December 2022.
Aaron Jones (Defender/midfield)
Squad Number 17
Born: Great Yarmouth, 12 March 1994 Age 29
Signed August 2018.
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, he signed for Harlow in March 2018, making eight appearances (5 starts).
2018-19 - 24 (+10)
2019-20 - 34 (+3) 2 goals
2020-21 - 10 (+0) 1 goal
2021-22 - 33 (+4) 0 goals
2022-23 - 47 (+2) 2 goals
Jacob Jones (Defender/midfield)
Squad Number 33
Born: Swansea, 05 September 2001 Age 22
Signed 2nd February 2023 on loan from Forest Green Rovers for the remainder of the season.
Having progressed through the Academy at Swansea City he moved to Forest Green Rovers in July 2022.
He joined Bath City on a month's loan in October 2022 making four appearances.
For Forest Green Rovers he made two league appearances (1 start) and three in the EFL Trophy (2 starts) and one in the EFL Cup.
A former Wales international at U19 and U20 level.
2022-23 - 8 (+1)
Paul Jones (Goalkeeper/Coach)
Squad Number 1
Born: Maidstone, 28 June 1986 Age 37
Signed June 2021.
Jones began his career with the youth system of Charlton Athletic in 2001 before signing for Leyton Orient's
youth system in 2002.
Although not making a first team appearance there he impressed youth coach Alex Inglethorpe sufficiently to follow him to Exeter City
when Inglethorpe became manager there and went on to make 158 league appearances.
After a loan period with Peteborough United he joined Posh on a free transfer in June 2011.
After his first season with Peterborough he rejected the opportunity to stay and moved on to Crawley Town making 92 league appearances
before joining Portsmouth in June 2014. He made 55 league appearances for Pompey in his two seasons with which also saw him loaned back to Crawley
for seven weeks.
He then spent two seasons with Norwich as third choice keeper making just the one league cup appearance.
Jones returned to Exeter at the beginning January 2018 on loan for the remainder of that season and was released subsequently by the Canaries.
Following a trial with Kilmarnock he joined Fleetwood in August 2018 making three appearances in this season for them before
joining Sheffield Wednesday as third choice keeper making the first team squad on eight occasions but not playing and leaving in July 2020.
Appointed player-coach soon after the departure on manager Tommy Widdrington in April 2023.
2021-22 - 48 (+0)
2022-23 - 39 (+0)
Spencer Keller (Midfielder)
Squad Number 23
Born: Great Yarmouth, 5 October 2001 Age 22
Signed 30th July 2022 after impressing in pre-season trials.
As a pupil at Langley School he was part of the school's U15s squad that lifted the English Schools FA Playstation Small Schools Trophy in May 2017 for their age group.
At Norwich City he played for Norwich's Under-18s during the 2017-18 season and signed a contract to be an Academy Scholar, playing for the Under-18s for the 2018-19 season.
He moved to West Ham's Academy in August 2019.
He joined Leiston in December 2021 making eleven appearances (three starts).
He joined Peterborough Sports in October 2022 on a month's loan.
2022-23 - 0 (+4)
Tyler Knowles (Defender)
Squad Number 24
Born: King's Lynn
Member of Academy playing in and captaining the National League U19 Alliance team and making his first team debut against Nantwich, December 2021.
Also made five appearances for Downham Town in the 2021-22 season.
Signed contract 4th January 2022.
Loaned to March Town United for a month December 2022.
Joined Dereham Town for a month's loan February 2023 (making one appearance from bench) - returned to March Town United March 2023 for rest of season.
2021-22 - 0 (+1)
Kyle Callan-McFadden (central defender)
Squad Number 4
Born: Ramelton , County Donegal, Ireland 20 April 1995 Age 28
Signed 20th November 2020 when he moved to Norfolk for family reasons, leaving League of Ireland club Sligo Rovers.
Agreed two year contract with Lynn June 2021.
The centre back joined Norwich City’s Academy at the age of 16 as a first year scholar in the summer of 2011 having impressed in trials.
McFadden began with Irish side Swilly Rovers with whom he was capped at Republic of Ireland Under-16 level and he then received further caps with Norwich
at Under 17 level.
He helped the Canaries win the FA Youth Cup playing in both legs of the final against Chelsea.
He made his first team debut for the Canaries on 28 July 2014 in a friendly against OGC Nice and his professional debut in Norwich's 3–1
League Cup second round victory against Crawley Town in August 2014, playing the full 90 minutes.
He was released by Norwich at the end of the 2014–15 season but later played for Ireland's Under21s.
He moved on to join Orlando City B in October 2015.
On 2 December 2016, Callan-McFadden was signed by Sligo Rovers of the League of Ireland Premier Division, making
over one hundred appearances, scoring five times.
Apart from playing for the Canaries, McFadden also has links with Norfolk via his wife who has family in Tasburgh.
“If fans come to see me they can expect to see hard tackles, powerful heading, and a player that’s good with the ball at his feet,” Callan-McFadden
is quoted as saying in an On The Ball City match-day programme.
2020-21 - 34 (-) 0 goals
2021-22 - 16 (-) 0 goals
2022-23 - 22 (+6)
Jack Morrell (defender)
Squad Number 32
Born: 17 March 2001
Signed March 2023 on dual registration with Hitchin Town.
At home playing central defender or left back, he started with Stevenage before joining Gillingham U18s in 2019 in a period which saw him loaned to Ramsgate for work experience.
After a while out of the game with an ACL injury he joined Potton United in December 2021 and Codicott the following month before joining East Thurrock United in February (16 appearances, 1 goal)
and then Hitchin in July 2022, playing a couple of games for Baldock Town for fitness purposes after injury.
2022-23 - 0 (+0)
Gold Omotayo (striker)
Squad Number 9
Born: Zurich, 27 January 1994
Signed July 2021 on a two year deal having declined the offer of pre-season with his previous club Wrexham.
Full name Gold Ire Omotayo Agbomoagan, a 6ft 4in striker.
Starting with FC Zurich as a goal-keeper he switched to an outfield player in his early teens. He played regional football with FC Schlieren and FC Wettswil-Bonstetten before coming to England and joining Isthmian League Premier Division side Whitehawk in July 2017.
A record of 11 goals in 16 games earned him a trial at Bury where he signed a one year deal. Scoring, what turned out to be his only goal for Bury, on his debut against Yeovil on the opening day of the 2018-19 season, a spell of
seven games without a goal saw him join Maidstone on a 35 day loan (five appearances - 1 start) 1 goal.
Leaving Bury, having made 17 appearances (4 starts), he moved to Yeovil Town in August 2019 where he scored twice in 17 appearances and then to FC Halifax Town in October 2020 making four appearances without scoring.
He moved on to Gloucester City in February 2021 playing and scoring on his 73-minute debut, which turned out to be his only game with the Tigers because
of the season closing.
He joined Wrexham in April 2021 where he scored three goals from eleven appearances - two of these being against Lynn.
2021-22 - 39 (+3) 11 goals
2022-23 - 41 (+7) 25 goals
Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain (midfielder)
Squad Number 2
Born: Portsmouth, 24 June 1998
Signed 4th November 2022.
Born in Portsmouth, the midfielder progressed with this home town club signing a 2 year scholarship in 2014.
He had loan spells with a number of clubs before joining Notts County in 2018 on a two year contract. He made three appearances for County and a further two while on loan to Ilkeston Town.
Released by the Magpies in June 2020, he joined Gosport Borough and then moved on to Aldershot Town, making 35 appearances last season included both meetings against Lynn.
2022-23 - 22 (+15) 2 goals (br />
Jordan Ponticelli (Forward)
Squad Number 38
Born: Nuneaton, 10 September 1998
Signed 14 July 2022 having been released by Wrexham.
The Nuneaton born player, started his career at Coventry City beginning with the U18s. While with the Sky Blues he made 24 appearances, scoring three goals and had loan spells with Macclesfield and Tranmere Rovers.
He joined Wrexham, initially on loan in January 2020. He made 60 league appearances (26 starts) for the Reds scoring eight goals, two of these coming against Lynn in the matches in May and November 2021 meetings.
2022-23 - 23 (21) 8 goals
Olly Scott (Defender)
Squad Number 22
Born: Chester-le-Street, 22nd October 2000
Signed on non-contract basis from Consett on 24th December 2021 for who he made 17 appearances (14 starts).
Signed a new deal July 2022 which will keep him at The Walks until 2024, with the club having a further year's option
The son of former Sunderland defender Martin Scott, he is the product of Sunderland and South Shields FC academies, making four senior appearances for the latter. Priot to joining Consett he had spent the previous
two seasons at Blyth Spartans in the National League North, making 40 appearances, mostly in the 2019-20 season, and scored three goals.
He played against Lynn in December 2019 when Spartans visited The Walks - coming on as a substitute in Lynn's 3-0 win.
2021-22 - 19 (+2)
2022-23 - 26 (+1) 2 goals
Ben Siggers (Defender/midfield)
Squad Number 25
Born: 22nd February 2004
Signed 15 August 2022. A left sided player Under 18 player with Stevenage who spent the end of the 2021-22 season with Barton Rovers on work experience, making five appearances.
Loaned to Cambridge City, August 18th for a month. Loaned to Wingate and Finchley in October 2022.
2022-23 - 0 (+0)
Ben Stephens (Forward)
Squad Number 15
Born: Leicester, 29th August 1997
Signed 15th July 2022 from Barwell.
Beginning his youth career with Leicester City, he played for Oadby Town before joining Kettering Town, making his debut for the Poppies in November 2015 where he went on to make 33 appearances (all comps) scoring three goals before joining Stratford Town and making his debut there in November 2016 and scoring twice in 26 appearances.
The following season saw him more prolific in front of goal with 25 goals in 46 appearances in a season which saw him trial with Coventry City, Birmingham City, and Ipswich Town.
June 2018 saw a move to Macclesfield Town. He was released at the end of the 2019-20 season having scored six goals in 52 appearances. A return to Macclesfield in September 2020 was not to be as the day after he signed the club was wound up.
A second spell with Kettering Town followed making twelve appearances, scoring once.
He made a brief return to Stratford in July 2021 before joining Barwell the following month where his 24 goals in 33 league appearances saw him become the Southern League Premier Central's leading goal scorer for the season.
2022-23 - 27 (+13) 10 goals
Zain Walker (Midfielder)
Squad Number 11
Born: 8 Jan 2002 Age 21
Signed on a month's youth loan from Bristol Rovers September 2021 and then signed on a deal to the end of the season on 19 January 2022.
Born in Wandsworth he started his career with Fulham, joining Rover's Academy at the age of 16.
His EFL league debut came in September 2020 and his league first start for the Gas came in March 2021.
He made eleven league appearances (four starts) for Rovers having made his debut in Leasing.Com Trophy in November 2018.
2021-22 - 3 (+8)
2022-23 - 1 (+17) 1 goal
Theo Widdrington (Midfielder)
Squad Number 8
Born: Southampton 6 April 1999 Age 24
Signed from Havant and Waterlooville on 23 December 2021 until end of January 2022 and then on contract to June 2022 with the option of a further year which was activated.
The son of manager Tommy, he spent 13 years with Portsmouth, turning professional in 2017 but was released the following year, joining Bristol Rovers in July 2018.
While there he spent time on loan with Bognor Regis, Welling United and Hemel Hempstead Town before being released by Bristol Rovers at the end of the 2019-20 season.
He signed Havant & Waterlooville (a club he had a loan spell with in his Rovers' days) in September 2020 following a two week spell at Lewes and joined Gosport Borough on
a three month loan deal in September 2021 where he made a total of twelve appearances (nine league) scoring three goals.
2021-22 - 15 (+2) 1 goal
2022-23 - 45 (+3) 7 goals
Tommy Widdrington (Manager)
Born: 1 October 1971, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Appointed 10th December 2021 on an 18 month contract which was extended in August 2022 to the summer of 2024, with the option to extend by a further year in the summer of 2023.
As a player he spent the first six years of his career with Southampton before moving to Grimsby Town in 1996, helping the "Mariners" to promotion from the Second Division in 1998.
He spent two years at Port Vale and was then transferred to Hartlepool United in 2001, helping the club to win promotion out of League Two in 2002–03,
He moved on to Macclesfield Town on 2003 but returned to Port Vale, briefly, two years later, dropping out of the Football League to end his playing career at Salisbury City.
As a player for Salisbury City he played against Lynn in the 2005-06 season.
Most recently a director of Bristol Rovers, his managerial career started at Salisbury in July 2009 as player-manager, leaving when the club went into administration and taking
up the role of assistant manager at Southend United in July 2010 but by December of that year he had been replaced.
In October 2011, Widdrington became manager of struggling Southern League side Hemel Hempstead Town but the following February saw him take up the hot seat at
Eastbourne Borough, then struggling in Conference South. He saved them from relegation and the following seasons saw them end in midtable positions until he left by mutual consent in April 2017.
He took on various roles at Coventry City and then Bristol Rovers - where he had two spells as caretaker manager.
Resigned as manager of King's Lynn Town on 1st April 2023 with an announcement that he had been appointed as manager of Aldershot Town the following day.