Anthony Malbon

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Anthony Malbon
Personal information
Full name Anthony Jordan Malbon[citation needed]
Date of birth (1991-10-14) 14 October 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Stalybridge Celtic
Youth career
Derby County
2008–2009 Port Vale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Port Vale 3 (0)
2010 Leek Town (loan) 3 (2)
2010 Newcastle Town (loan) 3 (2)
2010–2011 Leek Town 25 (10)
2011–2012 Newcastle Town 26 (17)
2012–2014 Kidderminster Harriers 96 (33)
2014– Stalybridge Celtic 0 (0)
National team
2012– England C 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 1 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Anthony Jordan Malbon (born 14 October 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Conference North club Stalybridge Celtic. He was called up to the England C squad in May 2012.

He played for Port Vale between 2009–10, before he signed with Leek Town in summer 2010. He moved onto Newcastle the following year. He also played on loan for both Leek and Newcastle during his time at Vale. In January 2012, he moved up three divisions to play for Conference side Kidderminster Harriers. He was named on the Conference Team of the Year for the 2012–13 season. He switched to Stalybridge Celtic in June 2014.

Club career[edit]

Port Vale to Leek and Newcastle Town[edit]

Malbon joined Port Vale as a youngster from Derby County in February 2008.[1] He made his Football League debut as a substitute in a 2–1 win over Barnet on 2 May 2009.[2] This came after picking up the club's Youth Player of the Year award the previous week.[3] During the 2008–09 season, he scored 23 goals in the Youth league,[4] and he was voted Youth Player of the Year by the Port Vale management.[5]

In February 2010 Malbon Joined Leek Town of the Northern Premier League Division One South for three games on a work experience deal.[6] He scored a brace on his debut.[7] He was offered his first (one year) professional contract at Vale Park at the end of the season.[8]

In the 2010–11 pre-season, manager Micky Adams was pleased with Malbon's development, having witnessed the youngster score in two successive friendlies.[9] The "Valiants" denied Leek the opportunity to sign the youngster permanently.[10] In October 2010, Malbon went on loan to Newcastle Town,[11] and impressed enough to earn an extension to the loan.[12] In November 2010, Malbon left Port Vale by mutual consent.[13] He immediately signed with Leek Town, rather than Newcastle Town.[14] His scoring record at Leek attracted attention from Conference clubs.[15] However a trial at Stockport County was ended after manager Ray Mathias was replaced by Dietmar Hamann.[16] Malbon subsequently signed a one-year deal with Newcastle Town.[16][17]

Kidderminster Harriers[edit]

Boasting a prolific scoring record with Newcastle in 2011–12, Malbon was signed by Conference National side Kidderminster Harriers on an eighteen month contract in January 2012; Kidderminster paid Newcastle Town an initial £7,000 for his services.[18] Manager Steve Burr thanked the "Castle" for allowing the deal, and stated that "he comes across as a lad who really wants the opportunity to come and succeed here, and who is hungry to do that."[19] He made his debut from the bench on 21 January, netting the first goal of a 2–0 win at Alfreton Town.[20] On 28 April, he had to be airlifted from the pitch at Aggborough after he "suffered a significant blow to his head and neck and was unconscious for a couple of minutes."[21]

He signed a new two-year contract in March 2013, having hit a streak of 11 goals in 12 games to send Harriers to the top of the table.[22] Malbon and strike partner Michael Gash finished the 2012–13 season as the division's joint-third highest scorers with 19 goals, helping Kidderminster to secure a play-off place with a second place finish.[23] At the end of the season he was voted onto the Conference Team of the Year, alongside teammates Lee Vaughan and Josh Gowling.[24]

He found goals more difficult to come by in the 2013–14 season as new manager Andy Thorn switched to a one striker system, leaving Malbon to sometimes feature from the bench or in midfield.[25]

Stalybridge Celtic[edit]

Malbon signed with Conference North club Stalybridge Celtic after having his contract with Kidderminster Harriers mutually terminated in June 2014.[26]

International career[edit]

He was called up to the England C squad for the game against Russia on 5 June 2012.[27]

Statistics[edit]

As of 28 April 2014.
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[28] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008–09[29] Port Vale League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[30] 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2009–10 Leek Town (loan) NPLDOS 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
2010–11 Leek Town 25 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 10
Total 28 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 12
2010–11 Newcastle Town (loan) NPLDOS 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
2011–12 Newcastle Town 26 17 3 7 0 0 6 6 35 30
Total 29 19 3 7 0 0 6 6 38 32
2011–12[31][32] Kidderminster Harriers Conference National 17 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 8
2012–13[33][32] 46 19 2 1 0 0 2 0 50 20
2013–14[34][32] 33 6 4 1 0 0 1 0 38 7
Total 96 33 6 2 0 0 1 0 103 35
2014–15[32] Stalybridge Celtic Conference North 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 156 64 9 9 0 0 7 6 172 79

Honours[edit]

Individual
with Port Vale

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chelsea end Vale Youth Cup dream". BBC Sport. 27 February 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Barnet 1–2 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Player of the Year – Winners". Official Port Vale website. 27 April 2009. Archived from the original on 30 April 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Shaw, Steve; Daniel Milligan (30 November 2010). "Port Vale: We're happy to be top dogs now, says hot-shot Richards". The Sentinel. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Player of the Year Awards". port-vale.co.uk. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Football: Rutter proves he has class to make higher grade". The Sentinel. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  7. ^ Reynolds, Steve (6 February 2010). "Carlton Crash to Malbon Magic". Leen Town. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Trio Awarded Pro Contracts". Port Vale Official Website. 28 April 2010. Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Port Vale manager Micky Adams happy with youngsters". BBC Sport. 12 July 2010. Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Football: Leek Town fail in bid to reinforce struggle squad". The Sentinel. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "Football: Castle boss banking on another cup shock". The Sentinel. 12 October 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2010.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  12. ^ Shaw, Steve (13 November 2010). "Port Vale: Micky Adams plays down concerns over Vale's lack of goals". The Sentinel. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  13. ^ "Malbon Released by Mutual Consent". port-vale.co.uk. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  14. ^ "Malbon Back at Harrison Park". pitchero.com. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  15. ^ "Non-league football: Fitton signs on for Leek Town". The Sentinel. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  16. ^ a b Smith, Peter (11 July 2011). "Port Vale: Big Ben strikes again to earn Vale victory". The Sentinel. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  17. ^ "Stoke City: Potters prepare to face neighbours Newcastle for 30th time". The Sentinel. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Kidderminster Harriers sign striker Anthony Malbon". BBC Sport. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Burr: Malbon Wants His Chance". harriers.co.uk. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "Alfreton Town 0 – 2 Kidderminster". BBC Sport. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "Injured Kidderminster Harriers player airlifted from pitch". BBC News. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  22. ^ "Kidderminster Harriers: Top scorer Anthony Malbon signs new deal". BBC Sport. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  23. ^ "English Conference Stats: Top Goal Scorers - 2012-13". ESPN. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  24. ^ "Conference Premier Awards & News from the AGM". footballconference.co.uk. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  25. ^ "Sneyd Green forward Ant Malbon is heading to Sunderland". The Sentinel. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Anthony Malbon leaves Kidderminster Harriers to join Stalybridge Celtic". Express & Star. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "England honours for ex-Vale striker Malbon". The Sentinel. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  28. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy and play-offs.
  29. ^ "Games played by Anthony Malbon in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Anthony Malbon in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Anthony Malbon in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  32. ^ a b c d Anthony Malbon profile at Soccerway
  33. ^ "Games played by Anthony Malbon in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Anthony Malbon in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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