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Hebburn Town Football Club

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South Tyneside Team of the Year 2012

Tuesday 26 February 2013 7:30pm v

West Auckland Town

Northern League Division 1


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Hebburn Town FC 1912-2012 100 YEARS IN BRIEF


ebburn was very different back in 1912, the year the football club was formed. The collieries that had changed it from a small agricultural hamlet to a cosmopolitan but pretty grimy industrial town were nearing peak employment of 1,864 men; the shipyards launched by Andrew Leslie were in full vigour; and the town, eleven years earlier, had welcomed a diminutive Frenchman called Alphonse Reyrolle. Reyrolle opened an engineering works, which initially employed just 50 men, in the former dye factory next to St Aloysius’s church. At its peak, Reyrolles would employ 12,000 men from a wide range of backgrounds, religions and cultures, and export to 70 countries being known worldwide. The company also started a football team, and, encouraged by industrialist and mine owner Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison, another famous name in Hebburn history, he provided the sports ground on which team still plays on in the Northern League. The football team formed in 1912 were elected to the second division of the Jarrow and District Junior League. There had been plenty of football teams in the before 1912, most notably Hebburn Argyle – who kicked off in 1882 by Father Toner, the priest at St Aloysius’s. The town had so many Scots, they became known as the Tyneside Highlanders. Pre-World War 1 derby games with Jarrow would attract crowds of 8,000. The Geordie town also had shinty and curling clubs and even an annual Highland Games which was organised by the Hebburn Celtic Society. This 1912 team progressed, and flourished in the 1930s, followed by a wartime season in the North

Eastern League, won the Durham Challenge Cup in 1943, and then returned to the Northern Combination where they stayed until 1958. In 1959-60, Reyrolles as we were still known as, had another season in the terminally ailing North Eastern League but finished bottom with just eight points. The Tyneside club then had 28 pretty indifferent seasons in the Wearside League, though they won the league in 1966 and the Monkwearmouth Cup in 1968. In 1988 the name was changed to Hebburn and an application was made to join the Northern League – though it was before the days of automatic promotion and relegation and there wasn’t a vacancy. The ground was improved, other clubs canvassed and then Hebburn got a lucky break when North Shields created a vacancy by deciding to play elsewhere. The team which had finished fifth in the Wearside League and then played its first Northern League game on August 19 1989, winning 2-1 at Shotton Comrades, before winning promotion and the Durham Challenge Cup in 1992 before being relegated – contentiously – for failing to meet ground criteria. The club then won the Craven Cup in 1999-2000. In the 2011-12 season, Hebburn Town reached the FA Cup fourth qualifying round and a dream tie at neighbours Gateshead, from whom they were separated by 125 league places. This was the club’s furthest ever run in the competition and the Hornets also secured promotion to the Northern League Division 1 for their centenary year.

Matchday Programme February 26 2013 West Auckland HONORARY PRESIDENT


Brendan Foster CBE

North Drive Hebburn Tyne and Wear NE31 1UN 0191 483 5101


Jason Cook


Billy Laffey


Alan Armstrong SECRETARY


John Bolam


Andy Hudson


Stephen Newton Paul Hill Paul Samuels Ronnie Tatum Mick Laffey Ronnie Stidolph Dave Patterson TEAM MANAGER

Paul Bennett


Dean Nicholson CLUB CAPTAIN

Chris Jewels


Shanaugh Lillie GROUNDSMAN

Gordon Taylor CATERING


Nenad Mijaljević





Ricky Bainbridge


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The Platinum Lounge T oday we extend a very warm welcome to our visitors from West Auckland who are currently riding high in third place behind leaders Darlington and Spennymoor Town. There can be few clubs with a more prestigious history than West Auckland with their renowned relationship with the ‘World Cup’ aka as the ‘Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy’. The cup was first won by West Auckland in 1909 and because they repeated the victory in 1911 they were allowed to keep the trophy.

two victories were achieved on Italian soil against the likes of Juventus, who they thrashed 6-1 in the second final and at the time the trophy was dubbed the World Cup. There is a great deal more to this story but for now we must focus on the challenge of tonight’s league game.

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We also extend a warm welcome to our three match officials and hope they have an incident free evening. Everyone is welcome back to the Club House after the game for a gargle and a healthy exchange of views.

The weather caused Saturday’s fixture against South Shields to be postponed and we must now try to stop our run of defeats tonight and pick up on our early season form. We were very unlucky not to bring anything back from Guisborough last Wednesday when we were beaten by the odd goal in seven, having clawed our way back from 2-0 with a fighting display – hopefully we can repeat this tonight against a very strong West Auckland team.

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The Dugout A fter a great start to 2013 with a win over Billingham Synthonia we have crumbled of late and haven’t got a result since.

Tonight will be a really stern test as Peter always has his teams fired up and they play with their hearts on their sleeve and the togetherness West Auckland have is what every team should strive for, coupled with some outstanding performers in their team. This is something we can match; the togetherness this squad has shown, the character, the commitment and dedication is second to none. However, we have to dig out a result tonight any way we can, whether it’s a goal out of nothing, an own goal or a brilliant team goal, we will take it as long as it kick starts us again.

It’s not doom and gloom, far from it. People have to remember that we are a newly promoted side and we would have snapped your hand off to be tenth in the

league with 16 games to play. If we had won a couple then lost and then won again it would have gone unnoticed, but because we came out of the blocks flying and then stuttered people have been quick to point the finger at how bad results of late have been. However, the vast majority of these lads brought this club through promotion last season and the first season back was always going to be a uphill climb and finishing fourth from bottom was our aim. So a performance that carries on from last week’s second half at Guisborough will see the lads give themselves a great chance of kick starting the end of season run in. So, I extend a warm welcome to all from West Auckland Town. Enjoy the hospitality and the game.

All the best,

Paul Bennett Manager



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West Auckland Town P NEAL ATKINSON Position: Goalkeeper Signed on 4 January from Sunderland RCA, Neal made an instant impression saving a penalty in the last minute of his debut at Bishop in the Auckland derby.

CHRIS MULLIN Position: Goalkeeper Young Wirral based shot stopper who is relocating to the North East for University. Originally from Middlesbrough. Signed a 2 year contract after an impressive start to his West career.

BLAKE ANDERSON Position: Defender Signed from Sunday League football, Blake made his debut at Billingham Town in a 4-1 victory.

JONATHAN GIBSON Position: Defender/Midfielder Jonny was in superb form since Peter Dixon took charge and picked up the Managers and Club Player of the Season awards in 2009/10. Versatile player, equally

at home in defence or midfield.

ADAM WILKINSON Position: Defender New centre back signed from Bedlington Terriers. Strong and quick, Adam also reads the game well amd is comfortable on the ball.

PHIL GRAY Position: Defender Young player who operates on the left side. Product of Craig Liddle’s Darlington Youth Team.

ANDREW GREEN Position: Defender Dependable left back who is strong in the challenge, Greeny gives 100%. Never shirks a 50-50 tackle!

DARYLL HALL Position: Defender After short spells at RCA and Shildon the commanding centre back has returned to the Club having been part of the team that reached the Vase final.



Peter Dixon was a relatively unknown quantity in Northern League when he accepted the impossible task to keep

NEIL PATTINSON Position: Defender One of the league’s best right backs, looking assured every time he is on the ball.

RICHARD PAXTON Position: Defender/Midfield Equally at home in defence or midfield, Richard signed from Sunderland RCA in October.

MARK STEPHENSON Position: Defender Powerful in the air on in the tackle, vocal player who can inspire those in around him.

STUART BANKS Position: Midfielder Exciting winger or forward who can regularly find the net.

PETER BULMER Position: Midfielder Signed from Northallerton. A pacy winger started the season at Consett before an early move to Norton, before making the

first division football in West Auckland. Eyebrows were raised when Dixon left a possible promotion challenge with Crook in Division Two to join a team in disarray. Under his enthusiastic

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Players switch to the Second Division side.

MATTHEW COAD Position: Midfielder Returned back to the club after a short spell at Aycliffe. A left winger, Matthew had spells at York and Crook.

ASHLEY COFFEY Position: Midfielder New signing, currently attending Teesside University, where keeper Chris Mullin also studies. Quick, energetic attacking midfielder with an eye for goal. Formerly with Bradford as a youngster.

ALEX FRANCIS Position: Midfielder Goal scoring centre midfielder who helped Gateshead into the Conference before starring for Spennymoor. Still out of action after a horrendous double compound leg fracture.

Elliott was a superb signing from rivals Newton Aycliffe. Aycliffe’s record scorer with 51 goals in 98 appearances, scoring many from midfield as well as up front.

PAUL GARTHWAITE Position: Midfielder Hard working youngster who has impressed in the first team with some energetic displays. Highly popular and won the Manager’s Player of the Year in 2010/11.

SHAUN VIPOND Position: Midfielder New signing from Blyth Spartans. Started his career at Carlisle, also played for Östersunds SK in Sweden and Workington. Experienced, comfortable on the ball and able to pick a final ball, Shaun will be a massive asset.

has also been playing on the wing. Currently out of action following an operation.

MATTIE MOFFAT Position: Forward Prolific forward at every club he has been at, Mattie can make a goal out of nothing. Captained West Auckland in the FA Vase Final at Wembley in May 2012.

JOHN CAMPBELL Position: Forward Clinical forward, signed after a short spell at Bedlington. Scored 25 goals for Benfield in half a season before joining Darlington, starting at Wembley v Mansfield in their FA Trophy final win.


Position: Midfielder

Position: Forward Signed from West Allotment Celtic. Natural goal scorer who

Position: Forward New signing from Brandon United where he’s scored 8 in 10 appearances (stats up to 5 January). Forward who is regularly on the score sheet in Sunday football.

eye a young battling side threw everything they could at their opponents and completed a remarkable escape that would see them finish 16th in the table. In 2010/11 his side broke Club records for their highest ever

points tally on the way to finishing in 6th. Last season he led West Auckland to the FA Vase Final at Wembley. Unfortunately West lost 2-0 to Dunston and suffered further heartache by being pipped at

the post for the League title and finishing runners up in the League Cup. It was still a tremendous season that shows the progress made in a short time.





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West Auckland Town B efore Spain’s tikka takka there was Zidane’s headbutt, Gazza’s tears and Maradona’s hand. Before that came Paolo Rossi and North Korea, Cruyff ’s turn, Banks’s save and Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet. But before all of that, before the Miracle of Bern and USA 1 England 0, there was a team of miners from County Durham beating Juventus in Turin.

Nobody knows how West Auckland Town ended up in the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy. Some think their invitation was meant for Woolwich Arsenal but got mixed up in the post. We do know that West Auckland paid their own way to Italy in 1909, and, once there, beat a team from Stuttgart 2-0 and the Swiss side FC Winterthur by the same score in the final. Two years later they were back, beating FC Zurich in the semi and thrashing Juventus 6-1 to win the cup outright. Juve have since won fifty-one major competitions. West Auckland went bankrupt and had to pawn their trophy to the landlady of a local hotel.

Unsurprisingly, the club make a big deal of their history. ‘Home of the first World Cup’ says the sign at the start of the village, and an image of the Lipton Trophy adorns both the entrance gate and the club badge. You pass through the gate to get to the turnstile, where you see a paper packaging plant and a housing estate, and an old man at a table selling raffle tickets and programmes. There’s an open-air terrace behind one goal and two covered stands on the far side of the pitch, the larger painted black, white and amber with ‘This is West Auckland’ written above the players’ tunnel. In the clubhouse (where you’ll find decent food and cheap beer) a Juventus pennant hangs on the wall. By Michael Hudson

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Toomey is back! W

hat a year it has been for John Toomey. After ending last season as Hebburn’s Club Man of the Year and being a vital part of the squad that clinched promotion to the first division, John ruptured all of the ligaments in his left ankle, dislocated that ankle, ruptured the membrane between his tibia and fibula and fractured his left tibia. “The initial feeling was just shock and disbelief that this had happened as for the most part of my playing days I have been relatively injury free, and it was not until after the operation that it started to sink in the extent of the damage I had done and the amount of time it would take to recover from,” the classy defender said at the time. “The relief came when pre-season started and I could get back to seeing the lads again and reflect on what a great season we had just had, and start looking forward to the season in front of the team.” Pins were removed at the start of August and the player was told he would face a recovery timescale of 12 months. But that didn’t deter John. Actively involved in the club as a coach during his recovery period, John then surprised everyone by declaring he was close to a returning to action this month – and then passed a fitness test ahead of the Guisborough Town match. Though having not expected the player to be fit this season, the signing form was still sitting at the club and so John was not included in the match squad for the visit to North Yorkshire. ‘’Although still being involved in and around the Hebburn team has been terrific and has been a very

good experience for me, I’ve really missed being able to play and getting out on the pitch with the lads,” said John ahead of the match against West Auckland Town which he hopes to be involved in. “The physiotherapy and training has been hard very frustrating and very lonely and mentally it has been quite tough, but I feel a stronger person for it and having been supporting the team off the pitch, I’m now excited to support them on the pitch. This period of time has been a great achievement for me and I’m over the moon to be able to get back out and play for the club, a manager and players I love.”



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Andy Hudson’s Sweet Hebburn T

he South Tyneside footballing spirit would’ve warmed many a heart on Saturday. With Filtrona Park looking like a winter wonderland, I arrived just after 10am with my father and our snow shovels only to find the pitch lines all cleared. The hard workers were Paul Bennett and Seaham manager Mark Collingwood. A tremendous amount of credit needs to go to both lads – how many visiting managers would you see helping out like that? And Colly helped because he “just wanted to watch some football”. Caps well and truly doffed. Disappointingly, we weren’t able to get the game on, despite me and my dad helping Shields officials in clearing the pitch. A quick flurry of snow just before noon changed the rules and with the temperature then melting the snow, the five of us working couldn’t get rid of the water quick enough. Sadly, a number of home fans declined to join us – otherwise we would’ve had a match.


t seems to happen every year with all talk turning to how many fixtures have to be scheduled before the end of April. Spennymoor and Shildon, two teams with FA Vase ambitions, both have a gigantic backlog of games. While Hebburn and West Auckland have played 30 and 29 league games respectively, Spenny have managed to get through 24 and Shildon have played 23. There are 46 league games in a season, with cup games on top (though after last night’s game, should it beat the weekend snow, at least one of those two teams will have exited the Durham Cup). And next season we are still talking about playing the first game on August 10th or 17th, with the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round taking the other weekend. With some winter

snow we will very probably be in this situation next season, as we have been the last two seasons. Why not start the season on the first Saturday of August and then get three or four games in before the expected start of 17th August? Why not push the cups towards the end of the season instead of those games taking preference over the league (who would rather win the League Cup over winning the league?) It is rather simple. Some may point to having to cover expenses during early August, yet better to do that than playing three times per week during the final straight and impacting upon possible glory in the league or the Vase. An earlier start will possibly bring an advantage to Northern League clubs them playing competitive games before starting on the road to Wembley.

Andy Hudson is a freelance football writer and believes the future is fan-owned clubs. Contact him via Twitter ¤HuddoHudson

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South Tyneside’s Team of the Year

Hebburn Town Football Club


ebburn Town have been named as Team of the Year for 2012 at the Shields Gazette Sport Awards. 2012 was a superb year for sport on South Tyneside with the borough being represented at the London Olympics and Paralympics and with the Hornets following up on their FA Cup run by clinching promotion to the Northern League Division 1 and then becoming a firm fixture in the top ten. Gazette Sports Editor Ross Gregory said: “Hebburn enjoyed a brilliant 12 months, and were worthy winners of the Team of the Year award. “As always, we received a fantastic standard of entries in all categories, and Hebburn were shortlisted alongside Marsden Cricket Academy and Jarrow Vikings Rugby League Club. “All three had outstanding claims to the top prize, but the judges felt that the achievements of Hebburn on both a local and national stage, and the profile they’ve brought the town, meant they deserved the award.” As well as winning the top team prize, manager Paul Bennett was also shortlisted for the Coach of the Year prize. The form that led to the nomination and then to club secretary Tom Derrick collecting the award at a ceremony at Jarrow School included a phenomenal close to the 2011/12 season where Hebburn won 17 games out of 26 to clinch third place, with a number of those wins coming via a glut of goals. 2012 continued with the club in fine form back in the first division where Hebburn became the highest placed football team in the borough with a number

of brilliant displays, including a 4-1 win over Whitley Bay and thumping Billingham Town 5-2. The club also went on a long unbeaten away run which lasted until mid-October. All involved in the achievement were delighted to receive recognition. Tony Stephenson said he was “over the moon for the club” while Paul Gardiner said: “Congratulations to everyone involved. The award shows how far we’ve come – what a year it has been”. Paul Bennett congratulated his squad, putting the achievement down to “great team ethic amongst the Hebburn family”.


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The Squad 2012/13

Dan Regan Martin Hunter Jeff Forsyth Chris Jewels Dan Kirkup John Toomey Lee Harrison Callum Charlton Paul Wardle Martyn McGonigal Kieron McDonald Stephen Forster Dean Walker Paul Gardiner Andy Brown Aaron Croft Scott Robson James Luccock Dean Nicholson Stuart Nicholson Alex Benjamin Tony Stephenson Wayne Gredziak

Photos by Michael Marriner Photography


Matchday Programme February 26 2013 West Auckland Daniel Regan GOALKEEPER

24 age

Debut: 1 October, 2011: Hebburn Town 1 Runcorn Linnets 0





Former clubs: Bedlington Terriers; North Shields; Birtley Town; Washington. Signed from Washington when the club had a goalkeeper injury crisis. Since signing, Dan has made the number one shirt his own with a number of classy performances and fantastic shot-stopping.

Martin Hunter GOALKEEPER Debut: 22 October, 2011: Newcastle Benfield 2 Hebburn Town 1

22 age





Former club: West Allotment Celtic Capable goalkeeper who has provided back-up to Dan Regan since signing for Hebburn Town. A good shot stopper and a is always focused.

Jeff Forsyth DEFENDER


Debut: 6 November, 2010: Chester-le-Street Town 2 Hebburn Town 1






Former club: West Allotment Celtic A classy, ball-playing defender, Jeff started his career in promising circumstances at West Brom, with the club fighting to hold on to him amidst huge interest from bigger clubs. Moving back to the north-east, Jeff eventually moved to Hebburn Town shortly after Paul Bennett taking over the managerial duties at the club.



Hebburn Town Football Club Official Chris Jewels DEFENDER Debut: 13 August, 2011: Horden CW 1 Hebburn Town 4

25 64 age




Former club: Washington Club captain and defensive rock, Chris has battled through injuries since signing for the club. The big South African is a commanding presence at the centre of defence.

Dan Kirkup DEFENDER Debut: 19 November, 2011: Hebburn Town 4 Thornaby 3


24 62 age



Former club: South Shields A defensive rock who can also play as a forward, Dan is an ex-professional who started his career at Carlisle Utd and enjoyed loan spells while at the club. Dan played in New Zealand and Australia before entering non-league football upon moving back to Northumberland.

John Toomey DEFENDER Debut: 8 March, 2011: Whitehaven 1 Hebburn Town 0

30 40 age




Former club: Ryhope CW After an eventful first full season with the club, John suffered injury heartache. With a recovery period of about one year, John, who was Clubman of the Year for 2011-12 and a vital member of the Hebburn Town squad, has joined Paul Bennett’s backroom staff.

Matchday Programme February 26 2013 West Auckland Lee Harrison DEFENDER

30 42 age

Debut: 16 August, 2011: Hebburn Town 1 Esh Winning 3




Former club: Chester-le-Street Town. A no-nonsense left-back who is also a set-piece specialist, Lee was a key member of the Hebburn Town squad that gained promotion in his first season at the club.

Callum Charlton DEFENDER

20 34 age




Debut: 17 December, 2011: Hebburn Town 3 West Allotment Celtic 1 Former club: Easington CW Attack minded full-back who joined the club during the 2011/12 season and helped to clinch promotion to the Northern League Division 1.

Paul Wardle DEFENDER Debut: 11 August, 2012: Thackley 1 Hebburn Town 3

34 28 age




Former club: South Shields An experienced centre-back who loves header, Paul signed for Hebburn Town at the start of the 2012-13 season to make it a South Tyneside hat-trick having previously played for Jarrow Roofing and South Shields. Paul is also the captain of Plains Farm, one of the top Sunday League sides in the north-east.



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Martyn McGonigal DEFENDER



25 age



Debut: 12 February, 2013: Ryhope CW 3 Hebburn Town 1 Former club: Bedlington Terriers Defender who spent much of the 2012/13 season training with Hebburn after making a comeback from a long term injury. Martyn proved his fitness and signed for the club in January 2013. A very highly-rated defender, Martyn was previously at Bedlington before a three year spell on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament and tearing the cartilage in his knee.

Kieron McDonald DEFENDER


Debut: 18 December, 2012: Hebburn Town 2 Team Northumbria 2






Former club: Chester-le-Street Town Kieron is a left-back and replaces Adam McGuinness who moved back to Sunderland RCA after a month at Hebburn. With Lee Harrison having returned from long term injury, there will be strong competition between the two full-backs for the number three shirt.

Stephen Forster MIDFIELDER

22 106 13 age


Debut: 6 November, 2010: Chester-le-Street Town 2 Hebburn Town 1 Former club: West Allotment Celtic A flying winger who joined the club shortly after Paul Bennett’s appointment as manager, Stephen has been an integral member of the team ever since. Equally adept at defending as he is going forward, Stephen was one of the top performers during the 2011-12 season.


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22 84 age

14 goals


Debut: 29 October, 2010: Hebburn Town 2 Seaham Red Star 1 Former club: Washington One of Bennett’s first signings when he took over at Hebburn Town, Dean is a skilful winger capable of playing on both flanks. Dean moved to Washington on a short term deal in September 2012 where he remained for one month to regain match fitness before returning home to Hebburn.

Paul Gardiner MIDFIELDER

25 85 24

Debut: 13 August, 2011: Horden CW 1 Hebburn Town 4




Former club: West Allotment Celtic Goalscoring midfielder who was Mr Consistent for the club during the 2011-12 season and scored twice in the Cup giant killing of Radcliffe. Paul was Player of the Season as Hebburn clinched promotion out of the Northern League Division 2.


21 age





Debut: 24 November, 2012: Hebburn Town 0 Dunston UTS 3 Former club: Durham City Composed player who is comfortable playing at full-back and in midfield. After spending a year at Yavapai in Arizona on a football scholarship, Andy moved back to the north-east and signed for Durham City before signing for Hebburn Town in November 2012.



Hebburn Town Football Club Official Aaron Croft MIDFIELDER

22 32 age

Debut: 22 August, 2012: Newton Aycliffe 1 Hebburn 4




Former club: Chester-le-Street Town Young, ball playing midfielder who is also a football coach at Sunderland’s Academy of Light. Signed for Hebburn Town during the summer of 2012 after a spell playing for Chester-leStreet Town.



25 28 age



Debut: 11 August, 2012: Thackley 1 Hebburn Town 3 Former club: Whickham Hebburn Town beat off competition from a number of clubs to sign Scott ahead of the 2012-13 season with the classy central midfielder’s signature being chased by Paul Bennett over an 18-month period before he eventually got his man.

James Luccock MIDFIELDER

25 24

Debut: 27 August, 2012: Team Northumbria 0 Hebburn Town 2





Former club: North Shields A rapid winger and a graduate of Nottingham Trent University, James played for his Uni during his student days before signing for North Shields on his return to the north-east. After a number of stand-out appearances for The Robins, James moved to Hebburn Town at the start of the 2012-13 season.

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24 63 26 age



Debut: 29 October, 2010: Hebburn Town 2 Seaham Red Star 1 Former club: West Allotment Celtic A former WBA midfielder, Dean has been an integral member of the squad since October 2010. Hebburn’s current longest serving player, he replaced Andrew Wood in the dugout during the 2011-12 season after suffering from a long term injury and started the 2012-13 campaign as Player/Assistant Manager.

Stuart Nicholson FORWARD

26 47 20 age



Debut: 6 November, 2010: Chester-le-Street Town 2 Hebburn Town 1 Former club: Moreland Zebras Ex-England U19 star who made his Premier League debut for West Brom away against Sunderland a week after his professional debut in FA Cup against Reading. The childhood Bristol Rovers fan then signed on loan for The Gas. Stuart is in his third spell with the club in between playing professionally in Australia.

Alex Benjamin FORWARD Debut: 7, February, 2012: Hebburn 6 Seaham Red Star 3

31 age



14 goals

Alex was signed to help fire Hebburn to promotion early in 2012 and delivered 14 goals in 16 games, featuring four goals on his debut and then all six goals against Darlington RA, before moving on at the end of the season. After appearances for both Ashington and Newcastle Benfield, Benji returned to Hebburn in December 2012.



Hebburn Town Football Club Official Tony Stephenson FORWARD


Debut: 22 March, 2011: Chester-le-Street Town 3 Hebburn Town 0.




41 goals

Former club: Dunston UTS Having joined the club as a centre forward, Tony has proved equally comfortable and capable playing on the left-wing and terrorising opposition right-backs with his trickery. A committed player and fine finisher, Tony was a regular scorer during the 2011-12 promotion winning season.

Wayne Gredziak FORWARD

34 age





Debut: 6 February, 2013: Darlington 1 Hebburn Town 0 Former club: Northallerton Town Experienced, all-action forward who signed for the club on the eve of the Darlington away clash in February 2013. A fox in the box and a proven leader of the line.

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