Molesey FC 2009/10 Pen Pictures

Steve Webb – Manager: Took the reins in June 2007 following the departure of Steve Beeks and endured a difficult first season under challenging circumstances as the club were relegated from the Isthmian League.
Steadied the ship in his second season as the club finished in mid table in the Combined Counties Premier Division and enjoyed credible cup runs in the League Cup and FA Vase. Was previously the manager of the Molesey reserve team and has had highly successful stints as boss of Sheerwater and Virginia Water, plus a couple at his old club, Egham. Spent the vast majority of his playing career at Egham, making over 500 appearances over 16 years, when he then went on to manage the reserves and youth - who reached the 2nd Round Proper of the FA Cup, losing a replay at Exeter after extra time. Has also had a year at Walton & Hersham and then Staines Town respectively, running the reserves whilst Chris Wainwright was the 1st team manager. Recently
turned 50 and is married to Fiona, with two girls, Victoria and Sarah.

Peter Lelliott – Assistant Manager: Webb’s loyal right-hand man for a number of years having previously worked with him at Sheerwater, Virginia Water and Egham. Took over as boss of Molesey reserves on an interim basis following Webb’s departure in 2005, and has also managed Egham Youth and Reserve sides. As a player he was a member of Charlton Athletic’s YTS programme before spells with Hampton, Walton & Hersham, Molesey, Egham and Staines, and was part of the Southall side that reached the 1986 FA Vase Final at Wembley.

Mark Coleman – First Team Coach: Plucked from Sunday Premier League Football by Hampton in the early 90’s, and went on to have successful spells at Kingston Town and Ditton FC, where as player manager guided the reserves to Surrey County Premier League title and cup success. Eight years at Civil Service football club as player then player/manager, yielded two promotions and back-to-back AFA Cup final appearances. UEFA B level coach, was part of Wimbledon coaching scheme for 4 years. Longsuffering
girlfriend of 15 years & a Watford-mad son. Say his long-term aim is to get Molesey promoted, whilst his short term aim is to improve Pete Lelliott’s dress sense.

Alan Maynard – Physio: Has also been part of ‘Team Webb’ for a number of years, took over as physio last season having been 1st team coach the previous year.
Also coaches the Molesey youth team. Matt Nash – Goalkeeper: 23-year-old keeper who made his debut for the club against Sittingbourne in February 2008. Was ever-present in 2008/09, with his displays the cornerstone of the Moles’ impressive defensive record, however a shoulder injury has so far limited his participation this season. Previous clubs
include Chelsea, Brentford and Woking.

Wester Young – Goalkeeper: Young keeper who has waited patiently for his first team opportunity and impressed on his debut against Hassocks in September 2009. Has also played for Colliers Wood.

Andy Graves – Defender: Solid and reliable full-back signed in July 2008 from Egham Town. Likes to get forward and has weighed in with the occasional spectacular goal. His consistent performances last season was rewarded with the Managers Player of the Year award. Has also played for Redhill.

Dan Lucas – Defender: Was part of the 2005/06 squad under Steve Beeks before spells with Egham Town and Bedfont Green. Rejoined the club in February 2009.

Luke Elliott – Defender: 19 year old left back signed in June 2009 having graduated through the Staines Town academy. Comfortable on the ball, has also represented Staines Lammas.

Ollie Dicks – Defender: In his second spell with the club having originally joined at the beginning of the 2008/09 season before spells at Epsom & Ewell and Bookham.
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Joe Yeates – Defender: No-nonsense centre half who made his debut on the final day of the 2007/08 season against Tooting & Mitcham having been picked up from Sunday League football earlier in the campaign. Has adapted extremely well to the step up and his aerial threat at set pieces has added another dimension to the Moles attacking play. Voted Players’ Player of the Year for 2008/09.

Rob Lewis – Defender: Another who was playing Sunday League football in 2007/08 and has impressed since making his debut against Banstead Athletic in August 2008. Loves a tackle, last season was disrupted by suspension carried over from the previous campaign and a back problem, which limited him to just a dozen games. Now back to full fitness.

Moses Spencer – Defender/Midfielder: Towering central defender signed in August 2008 having been part of the Whyteleafe side that reached the Surrey Senior Cup final in 2007/08. Has also appeared in central midfield for the Moles which have led to comparisons to Patrick Viera. Became a cult hero amongst
fans for his goal celebration in the 4-1 victory at Egham Town in December 2008.

Craig Stephens – Defender/Midfielder: Versatile 19-year-old youth team product who appeared in all positions across defence and midfield last season.
Scored his first senior goal for the club in the 5-1 victory over Guildford in December 2008.

Peter Adewumi-Martin – Defender/Midfielder: 19-year-old right sided player who was signed in August 2009 from Dulwich Hamlet and impressed on his debut against Ash United. Has also played for Charlton Athletic and Fisher Athletic.

Phil Dexter – Midfielder: 28-year-old central midfielder signed in July 2009 who has also appeared in central defence when called upon. Previously played for Gloucester City and Met Police and is a teacher by trade.

Sam Lampard – Midfielder: Loyal and hard working midfielder now approaching 250 games for the club having made his debut as a 16 year old at the turn of the century.
Is most famous for scoring the goal which knocked Walton & Hersham out of the FA Cup in 2001, Sam has also had spells at Hampton & Richmond and Ashford Town (Middx).

Daniel Coombes – Midfielder: 21-year-old midfielder signed in September 2008 from Walton & Hersham. Has caught the eye with his energetic performances in central midfield and previously been on the books of Wimbledon and Sutton United.

Ross Defoe – Midfielder: Youth team product who made his first team debut in October 2008 and has been a revelation since, with some eye-catching performances and spectacular goals. Is a threat with his set piece delivery and destined to have a big future in the game.

Mickey Hughes – Midfielder: Combative 18-year-old central midfielder who impressed on his debut as a substitute against Banstead in January 2009. Product of the youth team, was voted Reserve Team Managers’ Player of the Year in 2008/09.

James McShane – Midfielder: Played in the same Staines Youth Team as Luke Elliott and has become a fans favourite since signing in July 2009 with his tremendous work-rate and eye for goal. Also been on the books of Clyde and East Stirlingshire.

Elliott Thompson – Midfielder: Coming soon...

Mark Longley – Midfield/Forward: Another with several spells at the club behind him, having originally been signed from Fleet Town in 2005. Missed a large chunk of the 2005/06 season due to RAF service in the Faulklands, returned to the fold late in the campaign scoring some vital goals. Spent last season at Colliers Wood, finding the net 17 times. Ankle ligament damage picked up in pre-season will rule him out
of action until the autumn.

Paul Cross – Forward: 30-something centre forward equally at home in central defence. Tremendous work-rate and hugely popular with supporters, which was reflected in his Supporters Player of the Season award in 2007/08. Club captain.

Liam O’Leary – Forward: Youth team product who has also played for Egham Town. Tremendous pace, Liam added goals to his game last season, including a run which saw him net 11 goals in 10 games. Missed the 2007/08 season through injury, and after just one appearance this campaign, ruptured knee ligaments will sadly keep him out until Autumn 2010.

Lewis Ackerman – Forward: 26-year-old front man who started his career as a West Ham junior and represented England schoolboys at under-13 level. Fantastic touch and vision, he has also chipped in with his fair share of goals since signing from Redhill in July 2008. Voted Supporters’ Player of the Year in 2008/09.

Arnold Tawonezvi – Forward: Coming soon...

Owen Bent – Forward: Youth team product with two good feet, bags of pace and a keen eye for goal. Impressed when called upon last season, although injuries curtailed his involvement.

Danny Roberts – Forward: Another youth team product who made his debut as a substitute in the 9-0 cup victory at Sheerwater in September 2008. A regular scorer for the reserves he has not let anyone down when called upon, and netted his first senior goal in a 3-1 victory at Colliers Wood in March 2009.

Michael Riggon – Forward: Pacy young forward who rejoined the club in July 2009 after a three year absence and netted in the 5-1 pre-season win over Bedfont Green.

Farid Ibrahim-Zadeh – Forward: Coming soon...