Garry Kimble

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Garry Kimble
Personal information
Full name Garry Kimble
Date of birth (1966-08-06) 6 August 1966 (age 47)
Place of birth Poole, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Charlton Athletic 9 (1)
1985–1986 Exeter City (loan) 1 (0)
1986–1987 Cambridge United 41 (2)
1987–1989 Doncaster Rovers 65 (1)
1989 Fulham 3 (0)
1989–1991 Gillingham 48 (1)
1991–1992 Peterborough 30 (4)
1992–1993 Dagenham & Redbridge 25 (2)
Teams managed
2004 Tilbury
2008–2010 Burnham Ramblers
2011– Witham Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Garry Kimble (born 6 August 1966 in Poole, Dorset) is an English ex-professional football player and manager of Witham Town.

Career[edit]

Kimble, along with his twin brother Alan, started his career as a trainee at Charlton Athletic where he made his league debut, going on to play nine times, scoring once. Both he and his brother then had brief loan spells with Exeter City before the pair of them joined Cambridge United on free transfers in July 1986.

Whilst brother Alan went on to spend seven years at The Abbey Stadium, Garry spent just over a year with the club, making 41 appearances, mainly from the left wing, and scoring twice. He was sold to Doncaster Rovers for £7,500 and went onto be a regular in their team, making 65 appearances with a solitary goal.[1]

After a brief spell with Fulham he signed for Gillingham where he played 48 games, scoring once before moving to Peterborough United. It was while there that Kimble had his finest moment as he scored the winning goal for Posh in a 1–0 Football League Cup win over Liverpool in December 1991 to catapult him into the national sports headlines.[2]

Following his spell with Peterborough, Kimble dropped into the non-League game and has since played for a number of clubs.[1] He had three spells with Dagenham & Redbridge and has also represented, amongst others, Sittingbourne, Purfleet, Grays Athletic, Chelmsford City, Canvey Island, Aveley, Ashford Town, Braintree Town, Harlow Town and Maidstone United.

Management[edit]

Kimble's first step into management came in February 2004, when he was appointed Tilbury manager on a caretaker basis until the end of the 2003–04 season.[3]

He then spent time as assistant manager at Burnham Ramblers of the Essex Senior League, before being promoted to manager in October 2008. In his first season in charge, Kimble led the club to a seventh placed finish and to success in the Gordon Brasted Trophy, defeating Enfield 1893 in the final. However, they were denied further success when they were beaten by Barkingside in the Essex Senior League Cup Final. The 2009–10 season started well for Kimble's Burnham side, however, results tailed off after Christmas and having led the league for much of the season they had to make do with a third placed finish behind Champions, Stansted and runners-up Witham Town. They also reached the Essex Senior League Cup Final for a second consecutive season, although they were beaten 4–1 by Bethnal Green United.

Kimble left Burnham and was appointed assistant manager of Isthmian League Premier Division club Aveley in May 2010, where his twin brother, Alan was appointed as manager.[4] In April 2011 he became manager of Witham Town.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Doncaster Rovers: Player profile". Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "K: Kellock was classy and scored some superb goals". Peterborough Today. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Caretaker team in charge". The Echo. 20 December 2004. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Kimble appointed at Aveley". Non-League News 24. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Kimble named new Witham manager". Braintree & Witham Times. 6 April 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2011.