2009–10 Oxford United F.C. season

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Oxford United
2009–10 season
Chairman Kelvin Thomas
Manager Chris Wilder
Conference National 3rd (promoted through play-offs)
FA Cup 2nd Round
FA Trophy 4th Round
Top goalscorer League: James Constable (22)
All: James Constable (24)
Highest home attendance 11,963 (v Rushden & Diamonds 3 May 2010 (League Play-off Semi-final second leg))
Lowest home attendance 3,296 (v Thurrock 24 October 2009 (FA Cup))

Oxford United F.C. season 2009–10 was the 61st season since Oxford United Football Club turned professional and their 4th season in the Conference National. It was their 116th year in existence as a football club and their 110th season of competitive football. In the previous season Oxford United finished seventh in the Conference National, four points and two places outside the play-offs after being deducted five points for fielding an unregistered player. This article covers the period from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010.

During the pre-season, Alfie Potter was brought in on a season-long loan, Rhys Day was signed on a free transfer, and Andy Melville returned as first-team coach. The club also received a large cash windfall of at least £668,000 following the transfer of former player Dean Whitehead from Sunderland to Stoke City. United spent twenty games at the top of the table following seventeen victories from their first twenty-four games. However, only nine wins from the remaining games saw the team fall back into the play-off places, eventually finishing third. A 3–1 aggregate victory over Rushden & Diamonds in the play-offs saw United return to Wembley for the first time in 24 years to face York City. Goals from Matt Green, James Constable and Potter earned United a 3–1 victory that saw them return to the Football League.

Once again James Constable was the club's top goalscorer in all competitions, scoring 24 times, 22 of those coming in the league, one in the FA Cup and one in the play-off final. Thirty-three players represented Oxford throughout the season, with five different nationalities represented. The attendance of 11,963 against Rushden & Diamonds in the play-off semi-final second leg was the highest home attendance of the season, as well as being the second highest ever recorded at the Kassam Stadium.

Review[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Oxford announced a number of pre-season fixtures, including a two game tour to Scotland to face Morton and Rangers. Other pre-season fixtures included games at home to Queens Park Rangers and Peterborough United, a visit to local rivals Oxford City and finally a match against an Aston Villa XI.[1] Joe Burnell was released on 2 July,[2] and was signed by Exeter City eight days later.[3] Alfie Potter was signed on a season-long loan from Peterborough United on 3 July,[4] and ten days later former defender and Welsh international Andy Melville returned to the club as first-team coach.[5] Rhys Day also joined in July, signing on a two-year deal.[6] A welcome windfall to the club was announced on 24 July after the sale of former player Dean Whitehead, from Sunderland to Stoke City. Oxford received 25% of the transfer fee, at least £668,750.[7]

August[edit]

Oxford started off the season with a 2–1 home win against York City, with the two goals coming in the last three minutes.[8] This was followed by a 1–1 draw away at Kettering Town.[9] Another away game followed, this time a 4–3 victory against Histon.[10] Oxford went top of the league after a 4–0 win against Chester City,[11] followed by a 2–1 home win against Stevenage Borough.[12] Ross Perry and Steven Kinniburgh were signed on loan from Rangers,[13] while Chris Carruthers was loaned out to Crawley Town.[14] A 1–0 win away to AFC Wimbledon, followed by a goalless draw with Forest Green Rovers, kept Oxford unbeaten, and manager Chris Wilder was awarded manager of the month.[15]

September[edit]

Jamie Cook was signed on the transfer deadline using a 12th Man scheme where supporters helped to pay the transfer fee.[16] A 2–0 win over Ebbsfleet United maintained Oxford's lead at the top of the Conference.[17] Luton Town were the next visitors to the Kassam Stadium, with the game being delayed by fifteen minutes due to crowd congestion. A crowd of over 10,000 saw United win 2–0, despite a missed Constable penalty in the third minute.[18] Youngster Sam Deering was loaned out to Conference South team Newport County for one month to regain full fitness after breaking his leg last year.[19] This was followed up with a 1–0 win at Wrexham.[20] On 16 September, it was announced that the 68 clubs playing in the Conference would each receive a share of £1,000,000 from the Premier League.[21] A 4–0 win against Eastbourne Borough sent United eight points clear at the top of the table,[22] before falling to their first defeat of the season away at Mansfield Town.[23] Oxford next travelled to the North East, where they beat Gateshead 1–0 thanks to a Matt Green goal.[24] The U's rounded off September with a 3–1 win over Crawley Town.[25]

October[edit]

At the start of the month Chris Wilder was once again awarded manager of the month, with Ryan Clarke awarded player of the month after keeping five clean sheets out of seven games.[26] The lead at the top was reduced to 6 points after a 1–1 draw at Barrow.[27] A behind the scenes friendly was played against Watford mid-week to give players without game time a run out, the result being 1–0 to Oxford.[28] The biggest winning margin of the season followed, with a 5–0 thrashing of Grays Athletic.[29] A late equaliser from Simon Clist gave United a 1–1 draw away at York City.[30] The Fourth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup followed, with a 2–0 win over Thurrock.[31] Damian Batt's first goal for the club gave the U's a 1–0 win over Altrincham.[32] Before the FA Cup tie against Yeovil Town, Oxford beat Leicester City 4–0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly,[33] and on the same day Shane Killock and Alex Rhodes left the club.[34]

November[edit]

This was followed, at the start of November, by progress into the second round of the FA Cup after taking the League scalp of Yeovil Town 1–0.[35] United then fell to only their second defeat of the season, losing 3–1 at Kidderminster.[36] Oxford bounced back with 1–0 wins at home against Barrow,[37] and away at Forest Green Rovers.[38] Strikers Francis Green and Onome Sodje were brought in on loan to cover for the slight shortages in strikers.[39][40] Neither loanee featured in Oxford's 1–1 home draw against Barrow in the FA Cup,[41] which meant a replay at Holker Street, the third fixture between the two sides in as many weeks.

December[edit]

At half-time on 1 December, United's long stay at the top of the table looked to be coming to an end. United were 1–0 down at Crawley, and Stevenage, just two points behind at the start of play, were winning 1–0. But in an eventful last ten minutes United equalised in the 83rd minute, James Constable had a penalty saved and then made amends with a winning goal in the 4th minute of injury time.[42] Meanwhile Stevenage had conceded two second-half goals to lose their game,[43] leaving them five points behind United. Oxford maintained this lead, and their winning run, with a comfortable 4–2 home victory over Ebbsfleet,[44] but in their FA Cup replay at Barrow they were comprehensively and uncharacteristically beaten 3–1, denying them a lucrative 3rd-round tie with Premiership side Sunderland.[45] A home victory over Hayes and Yeading in the 1st round of the FA Trophy[46] was scant consolation, though it provided competitive match action for some of United's squad players. Cold weather meant that the away fixture against Cambridge United and the home game on Boxing Day against Rushden & Diamonds were postponed, the latter somewhat controversially and with a large crowd expected.[47] Wilder's first year in charge had ended with a remarkable record of 33 wins from 46 league games.[48] In their final match of the year, and their first league game for more than three weeks, United drew 1–1 away at Salisbury City[49] to finish the year two points clear at the top of the table with games in hand over their nearest rivals.

January[edit]

This was a frustrating month for Oxford United. Heavy snow and freezing temperatures meant that several of their games were postponed. Oxford played just one league game between 5 December and 16 January, the 1–1 draw with Salisbury. They ultimately lost top spot in the league, though gaining games in hand. Oxford's first game of 2010 was also their first home loss of the season, against Tamworth.[50] Despite beating Grays Athletic in their second and last league game of January,[51] Oxford failed to regain first position, due to Stevenage's results. They made progress in the FA Trophy, however, beating Woking at home[52] and Chelmsford City away[53] to reach the fourth round. Oxford also progressed to the semi-finals of the Oxfordshire Senior Cup by beating Kidlington F.C..[54]

February[edit]

A goalless draw at home to Kidderminster[55] was enough to see United back to the top of the table on goal difference. After 90 minutes Oxford led 1–0 in the crunch fixture at Luton, but two goals in injury time, the second direct from a corner kick, saw the home team gain an important victory.[56] As before this season, Oxford followed a rare defeat with a run of good results, in this case home wins against Histon,[57] Rushden & Diamonds[58] and AFC Wimbledon,[59] which saw them reopen some breathing space at the top of the table.[60] During that league run United were, however, knocked out of the FA Trophy by Kidderminster.[61]

March[edit]

United's fortunes dipped dramatically in March, though there had already been signs in 2010 that their dominance of the league was waning. A draw away at Cambridge[62] was followed by a shock home defeat to part-time Hayes and Yeading (both Hayes goals scored by former Oxford striker Steve Basham),[63] then further lacklustre draws with Kettering,[64] Tamworth[65] and Rushden & Diamonds.[66] A 2–1 home victory over Gateshead on 27th[67] was United's first win in March and boosted the supporters' hopes for the upcoming "6-pointer" against in-form Stevenage. These hopes were dashed when Stevenage won by a penalty, leaving United 8 points behind the new leaders.[68] United's poor form was compounded by impressively consistent results from their nearest rivals: United's return from the month was a mere 7 points from a potential 21, whereas Stevenage earned a maximum 21 from 21 and Luton 22 from 24. Luton also benefited from the confirmed expulsion of Chester City from the league on 8 March; having drawn home and away with Chester earlier in the season they dropped just 2 points, whereas Oxford lost 3 points, and Stevenage 6.[69]

April[edit]

United lost again to Hayes & Yeading in the away fixture. The part-timers (beaten 8–0 by Luton in their previous fixture) thus completed an unlikely league double over the former league leaders.[70] This was the first time United had lost consecutive league games all season. They secured a much-needed home win over Salisbury with a late Alfie Potter goal on 5 April,[71] and were boosted by AFC Wimbledon's failure to beat York City on 7th, which meant United were mathematically certain of a play-off place, though their chance of automatic promotion as champions looked to be gone as the end of the season loomed. With the pressure eased, United's form improved as the month progressed; after the Salisbury match they won three of their next four fixtures (beating Altrincham away[72] and Mansfield[73] and Wrexham[74] at home, and drawing at Cambridge[75]). An experimental eleven lost 1–0 to Eastbourne, ending a run of 5 matches without conceding, on the last day of the regular season.[76] United thus finished in third place in the table, behind Luton and promoted Stevenage, and due to play fourth-placed Rushden and Diamonds in the play-off semi-finals.

Play-offs[edit]

United took the lead through James Constable in the first leg of their play-off semi-final away to Rushden & Diamonds, before the home side equalised; the game finished 1–1.[77] In the second leg at the Kassam Stadium, second-half goals from Constable and Matt Green confirmed Oxford's place in the Wembley final.[78] In the other semi-final, fifth-placed York City beat league runners-up Luton Town 1–0 in both legs.[79]

Over 33,000 Oxford supporters travelled to Wembley to see Oxford take on York on 16 May. United were two up after 21 minutes, through Green and Constable, before an own goal by goalkeeper Ryan Clarke shortly before half-time made it 2–1. United sealed a 3–1 victory through a breakaway goal in stoppage time, scored by Alfie Potter.[80] Tens of thousands of fans turned up for an open-top bus parade through Oxford two days later.[81]

Team kit[edit]

This season's team kit supplier is the American brand Nike, via JustSport, with this season being the first in a three-year deal.[82] The club's main sponsor is Buildbase, a UK-based building company currently in their 9th year of sponsorship.[83][84]

Home colours
Away colours
Home goalkeeper

Match fixtures & results[edit]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Oxford United results are given first

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
14 July 2009 Oxford City Away 1–2 Midson 1,710 [85]
19 July 2009 Morton Away 3–0 Midson, Deering, Constable N/A [86]
21 July 2009 Rangers Away 0–2 N/A [87]
24 July 2009 QPR Home 2–2 M. Green, Midson N/A [88]
1 August 2009 Peterborough United Home 0–3 N/A [89]
4 August 2009 Aston Villa XI Home 2–0 Potter (2) N/A [90][91]
6 October 2009 Watford Home 1–0 Cook N/A [28]
3 November 2009 Leicester City Away 4–0 Deering, Chapman, Potter, Constable N/A [33]

Conference National[edit]

For information on this season's Conference National, see 2009–10 Football Conference. Oxford United's home games are played at the Kassam Stadium

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
44 25 11 8 64 31 +33 86 16 4 2 37 10 +27 9 7 6 27 21 +6

Last updated: 24 April 2010.
Source: Football Conference

Chester City F.C. were expelled from the league on 26 February 2010. Oxford, by this time, had already played Chester once. This match, which Oxford won 4–0 at home, was expunged from the records on 8 March 2010.[69][92]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
Ground H A A H H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H H H A H H A A H A A H A H H H A
Result W D W W W W D W W W W L W W D W D W L W W W W D L W D L W W W D L D D D W L L W W D W W L
Position 7 6 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Last updated: 24 April 2010.
Source: see below
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.
NB. Chester City F.C. were expelled from the league on 26 February 2010 and their results were expunged on 8 March. This meant that the league was 44 games long. Oxford United had already played Chester once in the season (match 4), a game which they had won 4–0

Game Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
1 8 August 2009 York City Home 2–1 M. Green, Creighton 6,403 Match Report[8]
2 11 August 2009 Kettering Town Away 1–1 Sandwith 2,240 Match Report[9]
3 15 August 2009 Histon Away 4–3 M. Green, Clist, Constable (2) 1,433 Match Report[10]
4* 18 August 2009 Chester City Home 4–0 M. Green, Constable (3) 5,135 Match Report[11]
5 22 August 2009 Stevenage Borough Home 2–1 Potter, Murray 5,775 Match Report[12]
6 29 August 2009 AFC Wimbledon Away 1–0 Conroy (o.g.) 4,304 Match Report[93]
7 31 August 2009 Forest Green Home 0–0 6,338 Match Report[94]
8 5 September 2009 Ebbsfleet United Away 2–0 M. Green, Clist 1,468 Match Report[17]
9 9 September 2009 Luton Town Home 2–0 Constable, Cook 10,613 Match Report[18]
10 12 September 2009 Wrexham Away 1–0 Constable 3,628 Match Report[20]
11 19 September 2009 Eastbourne Borough Home 4–0 M. Green, Constable, Cook, Midson 5,688 Match Report[22]
12 22 September 2009 Mansfield Town Away 1–2 Constable 3,933 Match Report[23]
13 26 September 2009 Gateshead Away 1–0 M. Green 1,144 Match Report[24]
14 29 September 2009 Crawley Town Home 3–1 Chapman, Kinniburgh, Midson 5,675 Match Report[25]
15 3 October 2009 Barrow Away 1–1 Foster 1,561 Match Report[27]
16 10 October 2009 Grays Athletic Home 5–0 Constable (2), Jamie Cook, Midson (2) 6,150 Match Report[29]
17 17 October 2009 York City Away 1–1 Clist 4,302 Match Report[30]
18 31 October 2009 Altrincham Home 1–0 Batt 5,609 Match Report[32]
19 14 November 2009 Kidderminster Away 1–3 Constable 3,569 Match Report[36]
20 21 November 2009 Barrow Home 1–0 Constable 5,629 Match Report[37]
21 24 November 2009 Forest Green Away 1–0 Constable 1,610 Match Report[38]
22 1 December 2009 Crawley Town Away 2–1 Constable, Chapman 1,319 Match Report[42]
23 5 December 2009 Ebbsfleet Home 4–2 Potter (2), Constable (2) 5,188 Match Report[44]
24 28 December 2009 Salisbury City Away 1–1 Sodje 2,677 Match Report[49]
25 16 January 2010 Tamworth Home 0–1 5,690 Match Report[50]
26 23 January 2010 Grays Athletic Away 4–0 Clist, Potter, Constable, M. Green 1,136 Match Report[51]
27 6 February 2010 Kidderminster Home 0–0 5,802 Match Report[55]
28 9 February 2010 Luton Town Away 1–2 M. Green 8,860 Match Report[56]
29 13 February 2010 Histon Home 2–0 Deering, F. Green 5,365 Match Report[57]
30 16 February 2010 Rushden & Diamonds Home 1–0 Chapman 7,625 Match Report[58]
31 23 February 2010 A.F.C. Wimbledon Home 2–0 Constable (2) 6,250 Match Report[59]
32 2 March 2010 Cambridge United Away 1–1 M. Green 3,002 Match Report[62]
33 9 March 2010 Hayes & Yeading Home 1–2 Clist 5,045 Match Report[63]
34 13 March 2010 Kettering Town Home 1–1 F. Green 5,836 Match Report[64]
35 21 March 2010 Tamworth Away 0–0 1,572 Match Report[65]
36 24 March 2010 Rushden & Diamonds Away 1–1 Deering 2,970 Match Report[66]
37 27 March 2010 Gateshead Home 2–1 Constable, M. Green 5,986 Match Report[67]
38 30 March 2010 Stevenage Borough Away 0–1 5,744 Match Report[68]
39 2 April 2010 Hayes & Yeading Away 1–2 Constable 1,655 Match Report[70]
40 5 April 2010 Salisbury City Home 1–0 Potter 5,741 Match Report[71]
41 10 April 2010 Altrincham Away 0–1 Constable 1,356 Match Report[72]
42 13 April 2010 Cambridge United Home 0–0 5,219 Match Report[75]
43 17 April 2010 Mansfield Town Home 2–0 Constable (2) 5,712 Match Report[73]
44 20 April 2010 Wrexham Home 1–0 Sandwith 4,745 Match Report[74]
45 24 April 2010 Eastbourne Borough Away 0–1 2,634 Match Report[76]

*Chester City F.C. were expelled from the league on 26 February 2010 and their results were expunged from the record on 8 March. Oxford, by this time, had already played Chester once. The match result and details remain here, though they did not count towards Oxford's final league position[69][92]

Play-offs[edit]

The first leg of the play-offs took place on 29 April, when Oxford took on Rushden & Diamonds at Nene Park and drew 1–1. Oxford played Rushden at home on 3 May and won 2–0. This meant that Oxford went through to the play-off final against York on 16 May, when they won 3–1. As a result, Oxford were promoted back to the Football League for the first time since 2006.

  Semifinals Final at Wembley
                     
2  Luton Town 0 0 0  
5  York City 1 1 2  
    5  York City 1
  3  Oxford United 3
3  Oxford United 1 2 3
4  Rushden & Diamonds 1 0 1  

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Stevenage Borough (C) (P) 44 30 9 5 79 24 +55 99 Promotion to 2010–11 Football League Two
2 Luton Town 44 26 10 8 84 40 +44 88 Qualification to Conference National playoffs
3 Oxford United (P) 44 25 11 8 64 31 +33 86
4 Rushden & Diamonds 44 22 13 9 77 39 +38 79
5 York City 44 22 12 10 62 35 +27 78
6 Kettering Town 44 18 12 14 51 41 +10 66
7 Crawley Town 44 19 9 16 50 57 −7 66
8 AFC Wimbledon 44 18 10 16 61 47 +14 64
9 Mansfield Town 44 17 11 16 69 60 +9 62
10 Cambridge United 44 15 14 15 65 53 +12 59
11 Wrexham 44 15 13 16 45 39 +6 58
12 Salisbury City (R) 44 21 5 18 58 63 −5 058* Relegation to Southern League
13 Kidderminster Harriers 44 15 12 17 57 52 +5 57
14 Altrincham 44 13 15 16 53 51 +2 54
15 Barrow 44 13 13 18 50 67 −17 52
16 Tamworth 44 11 16 17 42 52 −10 49
17 Hayes & Yeading United 44 12 12 20 59 85 −26 48
18 Histon 44 11 13 20 44 67 −23 46
19 Eastbourne Borough 44 11 13 20 42 72 −30 46
20 Gateshead 44 13 7 24 46 69 −23 045
21 Forest Green Rovers 44 12 9 23 50 76 −26 45
22 Ebbsfleet United (R) 44 12 7 25 49 82 −33 43 Relegation to Conference North/Conference South
23 Grays Athletic (R) 44 5 13 26 35 91 −56 026
24 Chester 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Club expelled, record expunged

Updated to games played on 24 April 2010.
Source: Football Conference
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
*Salisbury City were deducted 10 points for entering administration.[95] On 10 June 2010, Salisbury were demoted from the Football Conference for breaching financial regulations.[96]
Chester City were initially deducted 25 points for entering administration and insolvency,[97] but were later expelled on 26 February 2010 and their record (P28 W5 D7 L16 GF23 GA42 Pts-3) was expunged on 8 March 2010.[98]
Gateshead deducted one point for failing to fulfil a fixture.[99]
Grays Athletic were deducted two points for fielding ineligible players.[100]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2009–10 FA Cup

The draw for the fourth qualifying round took place on 12 October, pitting Oxford United against promotion chasing Thurrock from the Conference South.[101] A 2–0 win put United through to the First Round Proper, where they beat Yeovil Town 1–0. Oxford were eliminated in the second round replay by Barrow, thus missing out on the chance to play Sunderland in the third round.

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
4th Q 24 October 2009 Thurrock Home 2–0 Creighton, Clist 3,296 Match Report[31]
1st 7 November 2009 Yeovil Town Home 1–0 Midson 6,144 Match Report[35]
2nd 28 November 2009 Barrow Home 1–1 Cook 6,082 Match Report[41]
2nd R 8 December 2009 Barrow Away 1–3 Constable 2,754 Match Report[45]

FA Trophy[edit]

Main article: 2009–10 FA Trophy

The draw for the first round took place on 23 November 2009 and the first round took place on 12 December. Oxford progressed by beating Hayes & Yeading United 1–0. The second round was expected to take place on 9 January, but was postponed twice due to bad weather, the match eventually being played on 19 January. Oxford advanced by beating Woking 1–0.[52] In the third round they beat Chelmsford City 3–1[53] and faced Kidderminster at home in the fourth round,[102] a game which Oxford lost 2–1.[61]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
1st 12 December 2009 Hayes & Yeading United Home 1–0 Midson 1,663 Match Report[46]
2nd 19 January 2010 Woking Home 1–0 M. Green 1,581 Match Report[52]
3rd 30 January 2010 Chelmsford City Away 3–1 F. Green, Midson (2) 1,347 Match Report[53]
4th 20 February 2010 Kidderminster Harriers Home 1–2 M. Green 3,358 Match Report[61]

Conference League Cup[edit]

Due to sponsor Setanta's GB division entering bankruptcy the Conference League Cup was not contested during the 2009–10 season.

Oxfordshire Senior Cup[edit]

The quarter-final took place on 27 January. Oxford drew Kidlington F.C. away and won 2–3 after extra time.[54] They subsequently faced Oxford City in the semi-final and won 2–1, progressing to the final which they won 3–1.

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
QF 27 January 2010 Kidlington F.C. Away 3–2 (aet) Cook, F. Green (2) Match Report[54]
SF 3 March 2010 Oxford City Away 2–1 Cook, Cain 261 Match Report[103]
F 8 April 2010 Banbury United Home 3–1 M. Green (3) 650 Match Report

Player details[edit]

As of 24 April 2010. (Does not include Oxfordshire County Cup matches or friendlies)

[104][105]

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup FA Trophy CL Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Billy Turley 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 (1) 0 0 0
2 DF Damian Batt 31 (6) 1 2 (1) 0 2 0 0 0 35 (7) 1 10 1
3 DF Kevin Sandwith 16 (5) 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 20 (5) 2 1 0
4 MF Dannie Bulman 41 (1) 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 48 (1) 0 4 0
5 DF Luke Foster 20 (1) 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 25 (1) 1 3 1
5 MF Chris Hargreaves 9 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 9 (2) 0 0 0
6 DF Mark Creighton 31 (3) 1 4 1 1 (2) 0 0 0 36 (5) 2 6 0
7 MF Adam Chapman 21 (16) 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 26 (16) 3 2 0
8 MF Adam Murray 21 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 25 1 4 0
9 FW James Constable 35 (2) 22 2 1 2 0 0 0 39 (2) 23 11 0
10 FW Jack Midson 18 (17) 4 3 (1) 1 2 (1) 3 0 0 23 (19) 8 3 0
11 MF Simon Clist 41 5 4 1 4 0 0 0 49 6 2 0
14 MF Marcus Kelly 2 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (1) 0 0 0
14 DF Jake Wright 20 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 23 0 6 0
15 MF Alfie Potter 12 (10) 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 17 (10) 5 3 0
16 DF Rhys Day 15 (3) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 18 (3) 0 0 0
17 DF Ross Perry 2 (4) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 2 (5) 0 0 0
17 MF Lewis Chalmers 6 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 (2) 0 2 0
18 FW Alex Rhodes 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (3) 0 0 0
18 FW Onome Sodje 1 (3) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 (3) 1 0 0
18 DF Anthony Tonkin 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 1
19 DF Shane Killock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 FW Francis Green 10 (4) 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 13 (4) 2 1 0
20 MF Sam Deering 15 (8) 2 (2) 0 1 (3) 0 0 0 16 (13) 2 1 0
21 GK Ryan Clarke 43 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 50 0 0 0
22 DF Steven Kinniburgh 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 1 2
22 MF Ashley Cain (1) 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 (2) 0 0 0
23 DF Chris Carruthers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
23 FW John Grant 4 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 (4) 0 0 0
24 FW Matt Green 24 (14) 10 1 (1) 0 3 (1) 2 0 0 28 (16) 12 10 1
25 FW Jamie Cook 14 (2) 3 3 (1) 1 1 0 0 0 18 (3) 4 2 0
26 FW Aaron Woodley 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (3) 0 0 0
27 DF Richard Groves 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 0 0
28 DF Ian Sampson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Starting 11[edit]

Most used team of 2009–10 Football Conference season.


Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee Notes
23 July 2009 Rhys Day Aldershot Town Free [6]
31 August 2009 Jamie Cook Crawley Town Undisc [16]
30 December 2009 Lee Fowler Unattached Free [106]
4 January 2010 Francis Green Kettering Town Undisc [39][107]
5 January 2010 Anthony Tonkin Cambridge United Undisc [108]
29 January 2010 Chris Hargreaves Torquay United Free [109][110]
20 May 2010 Asa Hall Unattached Free [111]
21 May 2010 Alfie Potter Peterborough United Undisc [112]
21 May 2010 Ben Purkiss York City Undisc [112]
24 May 2010 Steven Kinniburgh Unattached Free [113]
2 June 2010 Matt Green Torquay United Undisc [114]
4 June 2010 Simon Eastwood Huddersfield Town Free [115]
9 June 2010 Simon Heslop Unattached Free [116]
14 June 2010 Mitchell Cole Stevenage Borough Undisc [117]
30 June 2010 Jake Wright Brighton & Hove Albion Free [118]

Out[edit]

Date Player To Fee Notes
9 July 2009 Joe Burnell Exeter City Free [2][3]
3 November 2009 Shane Killock Telford United Free [34]
3 November 2009 Alex Rhodes Released Free [34]
1 January 2010 Chris Carruthers York Free [14][119]
1 January 2010 Marcus Kelly Kettering Town Free [120][121]
20 January 2010 Luke Foster Mansfield Town Undisc [122]
8 March 2010 Lee Fowler Released Free [123]
20 May 2010 Billy Turley Released Free [111]
20 May 2010 Kevin Sandwith Released Free [111]
20 May 2010 Chris Hargreaves Released Free [111]
20 May 2010 Francis Green Released Free [124]
30 June 2010 Jamie Cook Crawley Town Free [125]

Loans in[edit]

Date Player From End Date Notes
3 July 2009 Alfie Potter Peterborough United 30 June 2010 [4]
28 August 2009 Ross Perry Rangers 1 January 2010 [13][126]
28 August 2009 Steven Kinniburgh Rangers 1 January 2010 [13]
23 November 2009 Onome Sodje Barnsley 1 January 2010 [40][126]
24 November 2009 Francis Green Kettering Town N/A [39][107]
31 December 2009 Jake Wright Brighton and Hove Albion 30 June 2010 [127]
19 February 2010 Ashley Cain Coventry City 19 March 2010 [128]
23 February 2010 John Grant Aldershot Town 30 June 2010 [129]

Loans out[edit]

Date Player To End Date Notes
28 August 2009 Chris Carruthers York City 1 January 2010 [14][119]
10 September 2009 Sam Deering Newport County 10 October 2009 [19]
28 September 2009 Shane Killock A.F.C. Telford United 28 October 2009 [34][130]
24 November 2009 Marcus Kelly Kettering Town 1 January 2010 [120][121]
19 February 2010 Richard Groves Tiverton Town 19 March 2010 [131]

See also[edit]

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