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1st Team

1st-team

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Ian Saunders

First Team Manager

Manager, joined City from Petersfield United just two weeks before the
season started due to the unexpected resignation of Paul Masters.
A career soldier, Ian has competed in all levels of Army Football and also played civilian
football for Fleet Town, Brockenhurst, Chichester City, Wick, East Preston, Midhurst and
Easebourne. Started his career at Plymouth Argyle.

2

Jason Hampson (Amo)

Coach

Assistant Manager – Previously with Havant Town and Co-op Sports
Jason aka Amo, loves his football and has taken this first managerial appointment with Ian,
in a bid to achieve success at Petersfield Town. Amo has an infectious enthusiasm which
has spread throughout the club.

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Jamie Cotton (Jam)

Coach

Goalkeeping Coach – His previous clubs have included Lymington, Hythe
& Dibden and AFC Totton
Jamie joined Petersfield Town following a successful stint with AFC Totton and followed
Ian to City at the beginning of this season.
Jamie is a FA level 1 and 2 Goalkeeping Coach with a fantastic reputation throughout

4

Matt Benham

Midfield

Former Southampton and Brighton & Hove Albion academy midfielder. He has also played for Gosport Borough and Blackfield and Langley.

5

Ross Bottomley

Centre Back

Ross returns to the Club after helping Hamble Club win the Hampshire League title last season. Has played for Bashley, AFC Totton and Eastleigh.

6

Joe Briggs

Midfield

Signed from Petersfield Town at the start of the season.

7

Jamie Brown

Midfield

Previously with Dorchester, Eastleigh, Gosport (where he lead them to the FA Trophy Final at Wembley in March 2014) and Basingstoke. Browner adds a very competitive edge to our team.

8

Ed Drydon

Defender

19-year-old former Petersfield centre-back , who recently parted company with Premier League outfit Stoke City to continue his education at Bath University.

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Matt Evans

Midfield

A serving soldier just been posted to Tidworth after a spell up
north. A Combined services player.

9

Harrison Faye

Right or Left Midfield

Made his way from the City Youth to Reserves and is now on the fringe of the First Team. Previously played for Hythe and Dibden and Southampton Academy. A student.

10

Craig Feeney

Striker

The former Totton & Eling and Gosport Borough marksman was also with Carisle United and Hull City. He was A.F.C.Totton’s top scorer the season before last but was released from contract by the Stags after spending three months travelling in Australia.

11

Jamie Ford

Defender

Previously with Chichester City, Wick FC and Pagham. He joined
Petersfield Town in the early part of the 2013/14 season after playing in Sussex. A more
committed defender you will not find. ‘Fordy’ has great energy and is a good character
within the dressing room.

12

Stuart Green

midfield/attacker

Stuart joins us from Bognor.

13

Jack Hanham

A young player signed from Eastleigh.

14

Joe Haywood

A promising prospect signed from Eastleigh.

15

Ryan Holloway

Defender

Has worked his way into the first team squad after some impressive performances from the bench.

16

Andy Jenkinson

Midfield

Twenty one year old Andy started his career at Reading,
before joining Basingstoke Town when he was released by the Royals in 2013. He
appeared for Basingstoke more than 50 times over two seasons, before moving on to
Maidenhead United. Andy signed for Chippenham in the close season, but he has become
frustrated by the lack of first team opportunities. He joins City with a determination to
demonstrate his ability on a regular basis.

17

Danny King

Defender

Left sided defender, back in the City team after a year out for injury. Another teacher, he has played for Oakwood, Chelsea and Southampton.

18

Robbie Matthews

Defender

Signed from Salisbury for whom he appeared 32
times in the club’s Sydenhams Wessex Premier-winning season of 2015/16 and scored 13
goals.
Born-and-bred in Amesbury, the 6ft 2in targetman played for the old Salisbury City,
Bemerton Heath and Eastleigh in his early years. Then, after a successful return to
Salisbury City, he moved on to Crawley, Kidderminster, Newport County, Forest Green
Rovers, Gosport Borough, Hayes & Yeading and Dorchester Town.

19

Howard Neighbour

Striker

Followed Manager Ian Saunders from Petersfield.

20

Lewis Noice

Goalkeeper

Lewis was No 2 at Eastleigh for much of last term, before ending the season on loan to our League rivals Larkhall. After leaving Eastleigh, Lewis has been coveted by several Clubs – but has chosen to join City, much to our delight.

21

Marley Ridge

Midfield

Young midfielder on loan from Havant and Waterlooville.

22

Adam Roberts

Right Wing

Played for Blackfield and Langley, Eastleigh, Sutton United and Bashley. Represented Hampshire in the F.A. County final at Portman Road, Ipswich. Works as a Community Development Officer.

23

Dan Sayers

Goalkeeper

On the bench for City’s 2016 Hampshire Senior Cup final and now a member of the first team squad.

24

Jason Silver

Forward

A good flanker, joined City from Petersfield United and has played for Gosport Borough and Salisbury City. A career soldier and an experienced Army player.

25

Dan Simmonds

Striker

Recently signed from Petersfield Town. He made his reputation playing for Wick in in the Southern Combination League.

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Kieran Stephens

Midfield

Kieran joins us from Amesbury after spells at Gosport Borough and Moneyfields.

26

Adam Tomasso

Full Back

Had a brilliant season for City and part of the promotion side in 2014/2015. Played for AFC Totton and Lymington Town. A student fabricator/welder.

27

Sam Wilson

Striker

Sam rejoined Winchester City from Salisbury. Sam has experience at Eastleigh and was a Portsmouth Academy player a Fulham trialist. He has also interested the Northern Ireland Under 19 squad. He won the Wessex League Golden Boot last season with 40 goals as well as the Wessex Championship with Salisbury.

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