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King's Lynn Town Pen Pictures 2016-17

Ian Culverhouse (Manager)
Born: 22 September 1964, Bishops Stortford Age 53
Appointed 22 February 2017 on a two and a half year deal.
It will be the 52 year olds first appointment as manager but he has 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.

Gary Setchell (Manager)
Born: 08 May 1975, King's Lynn Age 42
Appointed 18 January 2010 as joint manager with Kevin Boon. Took over as manager after Boon stepped down in October 2011
Setchell started with Lynn's Youth team in 1991 making his first team debut in September 1993 against Dudley.
He helped Lynn to promotion to the Southern League's Premier Division in 1995-96 season. Having scored 17 goals in his time at The Walks, he went on to play for Wisbech Town and Fakenham, where he was the league's leading goalscorer in the 1998-99 season with 36 goals. He went on to join Kettering Town in 1999. The following season he joined Rushden & Diamonds and made 77 appearances, scoring three goals, his final appearance being in March 2003.
He moved on to Tamworth but domestic circumstances saw him move back to Lynn, making his debut for the senior side at the start of 2004.
He made 15 appearances that season, scoring twice. He made a further 36 appearances, scoring twice, in the following season before being released in June 2005.
He went on to play for AFC Sudbury and then spent two seasons at Swaffham before moving onto Wisbech where he became manager in November 2008.
Setchell was relieved of his duties on 21st February 2017 having overseen 384 competitive games.

Sam Cartwright (Defender)
Born: St Neots, 8th July 2000 Age 17
Peterborough United Academy player signed on work experience 23rd March 2017. He had made a number of appearances for Posh's Under 18 and Reserve teams. having joined Peterborough as an Under 12.

Matty Castellan (Defender)
Born: King's Lynn, 9 Jan 1995 Age 23
Signed from Swaffhamm Town, September 2015.
Placed on 18 month contract February 2016.
Sustained a serious head injury playing for Lynn at St Ives in October 2016.
2015-16 - 49 (+1) 7 goals

Michael Clunan (Midfielder)
Born: King's Lynn, 28 Jan 1994 Age 24
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

Dylan Edge (Forward)
Born: 13 Jan 1998 Age 20
Signed summer 2015 from Swaffham Town where he made 11 appearances in the 2014-15 season (2 starts) scoring once.
He also played for Swaffham Reserves and was leading scorer with their Under Eighteen side with 13 goals from 14 appearances.
Amongst his notable goal-scoring exploits he scored a hat-trick in the John Savage Cup final for Reffley U16's against Dereham in the 2014 final, picking up the man-of-the-match award.
His goal scoring exploits for the Lynn Under 18 and Reserve teams resulted in him being placed on 18 month contract in October 2015 which was extended in April 2017 for a further twelve months.
2015-16 - 2 (+25) 3 goals

Danny Emmington (Defender)
Born: 02 Dec 1994 Age 23
Signed September 2016 from Wisbech St Mary.
Spent his youth with Wisbech St Mary and Norwich City Academy and had spells with Wisbech and March Town United.
Prior to signing he had appeared Wisbech St Mary seven times in the 2016-17 season, scoring three goals, one coming against Lynn Reserves when the clubs met in the 1-1 draw.
The 2015-16 season saw him lead the appearance charts, taking part in 33 games and scoring six times.
A keen sportsman he also plays cricket, having played for Wisbech Town First XI, pool and table tennis.

Returned to Wisbech St Mary January 2017
2016-17 - 13 (+7) 0 goals

Kegan Everington (Midfielder)
Born: 17 Dec 1995 Age 22
Signed 2nd March 2017 on loan from Lincoln City to the end of the season.
Having progressed through the Imps youth ranks he made his first team debut on New Year’s Day 2014, as a substitute in a 1-1 draw at Grimsby Town and has made a total of 21 appearances (six starts) scoring once.
The midfielder is no stranger to going out on loan having had three month spells with Lincoln United and Spalding United and this season with Buxton.
He played against Lynn in November when Lynn removed the Bucks from the FA Trophy.
Having been given his first contract by the Imps in the summer of 2014, Everington’s current contract expires at the end of June.

Jack Frohawk (Forward)
Born: 11 January 1996 Age 22
Progressed through reserves where he scored 23 goals in the 2014-15 season.
2013-14 - 0 (+1) 1 Goal
2014-15 - 3 (+1)
2015-16 - 1 (+9)

Liam Fryatt
Born: 14 March 1996 Age 22
Midfielder signed from Dereham Town having also played Mid-Norfolk Youth League football with Reffley.
Left mid-October 2016 and signed for Wisbech Town.
2014-15 - 1 (-)
2015-16 - 8 (+12)
2016-17 - 6 (+9)

Ryan Fryatt
Born: 02 October 1993 Portugal Age 24
Centre Half. A very promising young defender who was with the Academies of Norwich City and Cambridge United. 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

Sam Gaughran (Defender)
Born: Hunstanton 29 Jan 1990 Age 28
Signed July 2015 for his second spell with the club.
He was signed from Lowestoft Town for an undisclosed fee.
He had a year of his Lowestoft contract to run but asked to be released citing increased work demands and travel commitments as the reason he could not see out his contract which had a year to run.
He is employed as a Youth Team coach with Peterborough United.
He was part of Keith Rudd's, King's Lynn Football in the Community Scheme.
He joined Norwich's Academy in June 2000 as a schoolboy but was released at the age of 14.
Returning to Lynn he progressed through the youth and Reserve teams to make his first team debut in September 2006 against Tring in the FA Cup and went on to make 11 appearances (5 starts) scoring once.
He moved on to Peterborough on a two year scholarship in June 2007 and had loan spells with Norwegian side Kvinesdal IL and Boston United, Grays Athletic, Tamworth and Halesowen.
Whilst at London Road he captained both the Youth and reserves teams and made his professional debut against Tottenham Hotspur.
He was released by Peterborough at the end of the 2009-10 season and joined Lowestoft Town.
Lynn tried to sign Gaughran in March 2011 but had their cash bid rejected.
He then agreed to return to The Walks in May 2012 but changed his mind and opted to stay with the Trawlerboys.
He made a total of 93 appearances for Lowestoft and was the Supporters 2013-14 Player of the Year.
Appointed Linnets' Club captain for 2015-16.
Reached agreement in March 2017 that keeps him at the The Walks for two years.
2006-07 - 5 (+6) 1 goal
2015-16 - 33 (+4) 1 goal

Ryan Hawkins (Winger/striker)
Born: 31 Jan 1995 Age 23
Signed 17th November 2016 from St Neots for an undisclosed four figure fee rumoured to be £2,250.
Placed on contract to end of 2018-19 season.
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.

Toby Hilliard (Forward)
Signed 18th August 2015 from Dereham Town. Born in Harlow but based in Heacham the then 19-year old was expecting to play football in America for Tyler Junior College but days before flying out he was told that he was ineligible to play for them because, since turning nineteen, he had played against semi-pro teams and players which, apparently, was against the college's rules.
Hilliard scored against Lynn in the 3-1 pre-season friendly defeat in the 2014-15 pre-season, having assisted with the two other goals, he has previously played for Swaffham Town and while there was selected to play for England Colleges.
Placed on contract in November 2016 to end of 2018-19 season.
2015-16 - 22 (+17) 8 goals

Conor Marshall
Born: 07 March 1992 Skegness Age 26

Signed March 2015 from Boston United.
Formerly with Grimsby Town's under 18 side having joined them at the age of 11 he was released by the Mariners in 2011 a spent a brief spell with Brigg Town before joining Boston United in January 2012.
Scoring three goals, he made 117 appearances for the Pilgrims, 21 in the 2014-15 season, his last for Boston being as substitute against Lowestoft on New Year's Day 2015 which was followed by a month's loan to Belper Town but only took part in one game.
His appearances for Lynn in the 2015-16 season were limited by a cruciate ligament knee injury which ended his campaign for the season in December.
2014-15 - 10 (+0)
2015-16 - 16 (+0)
Declan McAvoy
Born: 28 Nov 1991 Age 26
Attacking midfielder/winger signed June 2016 from Great Yarmouth Town.
At the Wellesley he was second leading scorer in the 2015-16 season with 19 goals from 40 appearances and supporters' Player of the Year as the Bloaters achieved promotion from the Thurlow Nunn League Division One. He took part in the Bloaters 3-1 win over Lynn Reserves.
The son of Frank McAvoy, assistant manager to Alex Neil at Norwich City, Declan signed a two year contract with the Bloaters at the start of the 2015-16 season having turned down a number of deals including a professional contract offer in Malta.
His previous clubs include Hamilton Academicals, Alloa, St Andrews (Malta), Lanark United and Bo'ness United joining Livingstone United in July 2013 and then moving, in August 2014, to Farnborough in Conference South where he made three appearances. Prior to joining the Bloaters he had a spell with Wroxham.
He is a former KID boxing champion winning the Scottish youth light welterweight title.

Departed back to Yarmouth Town on 17th July citing a change in personal circumstances and having played a minor part in Lynn's pre-season friendlies..
Shaun McWilliams
Born: Kings Heath, Northampton 14 Aug 1998 Age 19
Signed on youth loan from Northampton Town 16th August.
The midfielder joined the Northampton Town Academy at the age of 14 and signed a two year professional contract in May 2016.
Leon Mettam
Born: Lincoln, 09 Dec 1986 Age 31
Leon Mettam returned to The Walks June 2016 and placed on a two year contract. Initially he had spell in Lynn colours in January 2015 on loan from Tamworth. A period which saw him score three goals in five games.
Returning to Tamworth he ended the 2014-15 season at The Lamb with statistics of seven goals from nineteen appearances.
The following season saw him score four times in sixteen appearances (nine starts).
Mettam started his senior career in 2008 at Lincoln City where he had spent three years as a youth player.
He made five senior appearances for The Imps scoring one goal before spending the 2007-08 season at Stamford. Seasons at Corby and Gainsborough Trinity followed before a move to Worksop Town saw hit a rich scoring vein with 66 goals in 80 appearances, winning the Golden Boot in the 2013-14 season scoring fifty goals (all competitions).
He moved to Tamworth but his career at the Lamb was dogged with calf problems followed by an ankle injury in the FA Cup match against Lowestoft in October 2014 which kept him out for four months.

An "incident" resulted in him not playing for Lynn after 17th January 2017 and he was made available for loan with 15 months of his contract to run.
He spent the remainder of the 2016-17 season on loan to Spalding United.
2014-15 - 5 (+0) 3 goals
2016-17 - 17 (+8) 7 goals
Gary Mills
Born: 20 May 1981 Age 36
Returned to the club in June 2016 as first team coach and will be called upon as a player when needed.
Made assistant manager in September 2016 following the departure of Neil Fryatt the previous month.
A UEFA "B" qualified coach he was initially signed on three month loan from Boston at the end of August 2013 and returned in January 2014 for the remainder of the season.
The midfielder started his career with Coventry City before entering the youth system at Rushden and Diamonds, a club with which he had three spells.
Other clubs include Crawley Town, Kettering Town, Tamworth, Stevenage Borough, Mansfield Town, Bath City and Nuneaton Town where he helped them to promotion from Blue Square Bet North in 2011-2012. He has also had a loan spell at Forest Green Rovers.
Mills was signed by The Pilgrims during the summer of 2013 after leaving Lincoln City in March 2013 by mutual consent following a knee injury.
He left Lynn in June 2014 to take on an assistant manager's role at Wrexham and was part of a management team that took the Welsh side to the FA Trophy final at Wembley and also an FA Cup third round tie at Premier League Stoke City.
He was appointed manager of Rugby Town in May 2015, resigning four months later.
Appointed assistant manager at Lynn in September 2016 but left hte club 19th October to take on the managerial post at Corby Town.
2013-14 - 15 (+5) 0 goals
2016-17 - 9 (+2) 1 goal
Dan Quigley
Born: 29 Mar 1990 Age 28
A no nonsense midfielder originally signed June 2012 from Long Buckby and now in his second spell with the club signing from Rushden & Diamonds in June 2016.
His time at Long Buckby saw him some 120 appearances scoring 28 goals.
A former Supporters' Player and Player of the Season, Quigley was shown the door at The Walks in April 2015 having failed to appear for the match against Whitby Town, his third no-show of the season.
He went on to play for Rushden & Diamonds for the 2015-16 season scoring six times in 37 appearances covering two spells.
Left the club 23 February 2017 following the departure of manager Gary Setchell and rejoined AFC Rushden & Diamnonds.

2012-13 - 46 (+3) 7 goals
2013-14 - 47 (+0) 4 goals
2014-15 - 35 (+6) 1 goal
2016-17 - 36 (+1) 1 goal
Kurtis Revan (Winger)
Born: 12 Nov 1995 Age 22
Signed 23 August 2016 having been released by Corby Town.
A former scholar with Derby County he went on to play for Loughborough University and Oadby Town.
He then joined Corby Town in January 2015 and made 22 appearances in the 2015-16 season which saw them relegated from Conference North.
He had spells of dual registration with Oadby and Rugby Town, the man signing him at Rugby being Gary Mills.
He made 20 appearances with the Butlin Road outfit (12 starts) scoring once.
He returned to Corby in the summer of 2016 having impressed in pre-season.
Released by Lynn March 2017, joining Leamington the following week.
2016-17 - 28 (+4) 3 goal

John Sands
Born: 19 December 1987, Newmarket Age 30
Striker signed on loan from Boston United 15 March 2016.
Signed for the The Pilgrims in November 2015 from Leiston and scored twice (both against Lowestoft Town) in 13 appearances.
He began his career at Mildenhall Town, but had a spell with Kershaw League outfit Fordham before rejoining Mildenhall in 2007.
He had trials with Cambridge United and signed for Cambridge City in a £250 transfer before returning to Mildenhall and then moving on to Bury Town for two seasons, winning the Golden Boot Award in the 2012-13 season scoring 33 goals in 49 appearances.
Two seasons at Canvey Island (24 goals from 47 appearances) and a spell at Chelmsford were blighted with injury and he moved to Leiston in February 2015 but injury limited his appearances and he underwent a double hernia operation in the summer of 2015.
He scored five goals from thirteen appearances at Leiston.
Left the club 15 August 2016, signing for Needham Market.

2015-16 - 10 (+0) 6 goals
2016-17 - 2 (+1) 0 goals
Lee Smith (Attacking midfielder)
Born 27 February 1989 - London Age 29
Signed 6th October 2015 from Histon.
Smith was at Bury between the ages of 16 and 22 making 158 appearances for Bury Town before signing for Histon in 2009.
Having made 66 league appearances for them he returned to Bury for the 2011-12 season but then moved on to Lowestoft in June 2012 scoring seven goals in eighteen appearances.
A spell at Biggleswade followed where he made 43 appearances scoring three goals.
He returned to Lowestoft for the following season and then rejoined Histon citing work and travel problems the reason for his move.
He made five appearances for Histon scoring twice.
At the end of the 2015-16 season there was doubt about Smith's future having been dogged with niggling injuries but his return to Lynn was announced in October 2016.
Left 4th March 2017 and joined Histon.

2015-16 - 23 (+3) 2 goals
2016-17 - 10 (+3) 0 goals.

Lee Stevenson (Midfield)
Born 1 June 1984 - Sheffield Age 33
Signed 26 March 2015 on loan from Alfreton Town for the rest of that season before joining Lynn during the summer.
The right/central attacking midfielder first joined Lynn as an 18 year old on loan from Sheffield Wednesday in March 2003 making his debut against Bashley.
A ruptured cruciate ligament in the following pre-season looked as if it might result in him missing the entire campaign but, following surgery, he returned to action in February 2004.
The following season saw him struggle with injury and was unable to secure a regular first team place.
The arrival of manager Tommy Taylor and the discovery that there were still complications surrounding the surgery he had the previous year saw Stevenson leave the Walks.
After a period of recovery he joined Belper Town in November 2006 where he scored 96 goals in his time with the Nailers, moving on to Eastwood Town in the summer of 2010.
He signed with Mansfield Town in May 2011, becoming a full-time professional for the first time making 55 appearances, scoring 17 goals.
He made a total of 62 appearances for Mansfield scoring 18 goals.
In joined Alfreton Town for a second spell in July 2014 having spent time on loan to them in October 2011. His time at Alfreton also saw a two month loan spell at Stockport County.
He made 16 appearances, nine starts, for Alfreton, prior to joining Lynn, scoring twice.
Left the club 23rd February 2017 on change of manager.
2003-04 - 7 (+1) 3 goals
2004-05 - 12 (+4) 4 goals
2005-06 - 6 (+10) 2 goals
2014-15 - 6 (+0) 3 goals
2015-16 - 51 (+2) 16 goals
2016-17 - 32 (+4) 10 goals

Alex Street
Born: 27 Jul 1991 Age 26
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.
Placed on two year contract in March 217.
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

Sam Warburton (left sided defender/midfield)
Born: 10 October 1996 Age 21
Signed on three month loan from Nuneaton Town 21st October 2016.
A first year professional with Northampton he went on loan to Rugby Town in August 2015 under Gary Mills, a move that was made permanent in January 2016 following his release from the Cobblers.
He moved on to Vanarama North side Nuneaton Town the following month having made a total of 32 appearances (one goal) for Rugby.
He made eleven appearances (7 starts) for Nuneaton before arriving at The Walks.
The loan move became permanent on 21st December 2016 when he was placed on an 18 month contract.

Tom Ward (centre half)
Born: 30 August 1990 Age 27
Signed on 18 month contract having been transfer listed from by former club St Neots Town. Ward was on contract at St Neots to the end of the 2016-17 season but was transfer listed and stripped of the Saints captaincy after being one of five players to be sent off during Saints' infamous FA Trophy tie against Marine, it was his second dismissal of the season.
Making his debut for St Neots in November 2014 he went on to make 126 appearance scoring nine goals.
Prior to signing for the Saints he had been with St Albans making 39 appearances.
Originally 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.

Jordan Yong (Defender)
Born: 25 May 1990 Age 27
Signed July 2011.
The left footed defender was spotted playing in Wisbech St Mary's under 8 side which resulted in him spending the next seven years at the Peterborough and Cambridge United academies before joining the Norwich City academy in July 2006.
When he was not offered professional terms at Carrow Road he trialled for Southend and made an appearance for Lynn in a pre-season friendly defeat against S&L Corby in July 2008.
He played for Wisbech in the 2009-10 season and then moved to New Zealand in the spring of 2010, playing for Richmond Athletic.
He was offered a full-time deal with Histon in July 2012 but opted to stay with Lynn.
2011-12 - 42 (+3) 2 goals
2012-13 - 52 (+0) 2 goals
2013-14 - 45 (+3) 0 goals
2014-15 - 47 (+2) 1 goal
2015-16 - 44 (+0) 1 goal

Jacek Zielonka (Attacking midfielder)
Born: 06 July 1987 Age 30
Originally signed 3 March 2015 from Lowestoft Town on dual registration.
Zielonka signed for Lowestoft at the begiming of October, having previously trialed with Histon, making his debut as substitute in the FA Cup victory over Tamworth.
He made a total of nine appearances for the Trawlerboys, his last being a substitute against AFC Fylde on 4th January, scoring within a minute of taking the field.
His previous clubs were Polish sides - Lubonski KS, 1920 Mosina, Concordia Elblag, Pomezania Malbork.
2014-15 - 3 (+10) 1 goal
2015-16 - 31 (+19) 3 goals