Hayes & Yeading United


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Powerful centre-back Richard Goddard began his career as an Arsenal trainee before making three appearances for the Brentford first team. In 1997 he joined Woking, before a tour of Chesham United, St Albans City, Harrow Borough and Thurrock, where he had also featured as a makeshift centre-forward. In the summer of 2006 he arrived at Yeading, eventually starting 32 matches and scoring two goals in the 2006-07 season and collected both the Players' Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year awards. Richard moved to AFC Hornchurch at the start of the 2007-08 season and was still there a year later.

Striker Jeff Goulding started his career as a junior with both Reading and Crystal Palace before embarking upon a nomadic non-league existence at Clapton, Croydon, Molesey, Aldershot Town and Egham Town. He joined Hayes at the start of the 2005-06 season and then signed for Yeading in March 2006 making 27 appearances while scoring 9 times. He spent the whole of the 2007-08 season at Fisher Athletic, and after a loan spell at Grays Athletic joined AFC Bournemouth, scoring on his debut against Bristol Rovers in the Johnstone Paint Trophy on 2nd September 2008. After a loan spell at Eastbourne Borough, he made nearly 50 appearances for the Poppies and then spent the 2010-11 season at Cheltenham Town.

Nicky Greene was a midfielder who started his career with Croydon, and spent some time in Cyprus before signing for Yeading on dual-registration with Walton & Hersham in March 2006. He started just one match for Yeading at Carshalton Athletic in the final game of the 2005-06 season. It's not clear where he spent 2006-07, but he reappears at Conference South Sutton United for the 2007-08 season, and made his debut for Fisher Athletic in October 2008. He featured in Fisher Athletic’s final ever match against Hayes & Yeading United in April 2009. In the summer of 2009 he signed for Bromley.

Goalkeeper Craig Griffiths started at boys club Blewbury and then joined Hellenic League side Milton United in 2000, where he worked his way up from the youth team into the reserves. In September 2002 he took the opportunity to join Combined Counties outfit AFC Wallingford, rejoining Milton United in October 2003 and made his Yeading debut against Feltham in the Middlesex Senior Cup. Craig started 3 matches and one as sub in 2004-05. A goalkeeper of the same name was played for Harwell International FC (nicknamed The Atomics) of the North Berks league for the 2009-10 season.

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