Liam Hatch

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Liam Hatch
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Hatch with Darlington following the 2011 FA Trophy Final
Personal information
Full name Liam Morris Adam Hatch[1]
Date of birth (1982-04-03) 3 April 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Hitchin, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Playing position Striker / Defender
Club information
Current team
Darlington 1883
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Ramsgate ? (?)
2001 Herne Bay ? (?)
2001–2003 Gravesend & Northfleet 47 (12)
2002 Ashford Town (loan) ? (?)
2003–2008 Barnet 144 (25)
2008–2011 Peterborough United 12 (2)
2008–2009 Darlington (loan) 15 (7)
2009 Darlington (loan) 11 (2)
2009–2010 Luton Town (loan) 21 (4)
2010–2011 Darlington (loan) 17 (4)
2011–2012 Darlington 42 (10)
2012–2014 Gateshead 64 (15)
2014– Darlington 1883 0 (0)
National team
2004–2005 England C 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:40, 29 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 April 2011

Liam Morris Adam Hatch (born 3 April 1982) is an English footballer who plays for Darlington 1883 as a striker.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Hatch started his career with Kent League side Ramsgate, before joining Herne Bay in 2001 and moving to Gravesend & Northfleet in 2001. He was part of the side that won the Isthmian League Premier Division in the 2001–02 season, resulting in promotion to the Football Conference.

Barnet[edit]

Hatch moved to Conference side Barnet at the beginning of the 2003–04 season for a fee of £23,000.[3] He was a member of the Barnet team that won promotion to The Football League in the 2004–05 season, scoring ten league goals. Hatch managed just five goals over the next two seasons for Barnet in League Two, prompting manager Paul Fairclough to place him on the transfer list at the beginning of the 2007–08 season. However, he fought back into the first team in October, going on to score six goals in his next nine games. He totalled eight goals in the first half of the season, attracting the attention of other clubs. In December 2007, it was announced that Hatch would join Peterborough United for a fee of £150,000 at the start of the January transfer window.[4]

Peterborough United[edit]

Hatch joined Peterborough from Barnet in January 2007 for a fee of £150,000. He scored two goals in twelve games for Peterborough as they were promoted to League One. At the start of the 2008–09 season, with playing chances at London Road limited, he moved on loan to Darlington.[5] On 18 November 2008, in an FA Cup game against Droylsden, Hatch suffered a suspected broken neck after a collision with team-mate Ritchie Foran, prompting the game to be delayed for 35 minutes. However, scans later confirmed that Hatch had not broken his neck in the incident.[6] He returned to Peterborough on 5 January 2009,[7] before returning to Darlington on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season on 8 January.[8]

Along with eleven other players, Hatch was placed on the transfer list at Peterborough following their promotion to the Championship.[9] Despite interest from twelve clubs, including three in League One,[10] Hatch signed for Conference Premier side Luton Town on a season-long loan, with a view to a permanent move, on 5 June 2009.[11] He incurred an ankle injury in pre-season, and did not make his first appearance for the club until 12 September. He played in three further games before being sidelined once more through the same ankle problem.[12] He made his return nearly four months later on 27 January 2010, playing a key role in a 2–0 victory over Histon.[13] He started in a 3–2 loss to Ebbsfleet United three days later, scoring his first goal for the club. After the defeat, Luton manager Richard Money singled out Hatch for praise, claiming he "has played [Ebbsfleet] on his own".[14] On 7 May 2010, Hatch left Luton as a result of his loan period ending.

Hatch rejoined Darlington in July 2010 on loan until January 2011.[15]

Darlington[edit]

On 1 January 2011 Hatch signed for Darlington on a permanent one-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee, rejecting a move to rivals Grimsby Town.[16][17]

Gateshead[edit]

On 13 January 2012, Hatch signed for Gateshead, along with Jamie Chandler, for a nominal fee.[18] He made his debut as a second half substitute against Kettering Town on 24 January 2012.[19] He agreed a new one-year contract with the club in May 2012 to cover the 2012–13 season.[20] At the end of the 2013–14 season, Hatch was released by Gateshead.[21]

Return to Darlington[edit]

Upon his release from Gateshead, Hatch signed a one year contract with Darlington 1883.[22]

Honours[edit]

Gravesend & Northfleet
Barnet
Peterborough United
Darlington

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2007). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2007–08. Mainstream Publishing. p. 181. ISBN 978-1-84596-246-3. 
  2. ^ "Liam Hatch". lutonfc.com. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Barnet bag Hatch". BBC Sport. 17 July 2003. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Peterborough set to recruit Hatch". BBC Sport. 27 December 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Darlington loan return for Hatch". BBC Sport. 8 January 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Hatch cleared of neck break scare". BBC Sport. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 19 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "Darlington boss wants creativity". BBC Sport. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Darlington loan return for Hatch". BBC Sport. 8 January 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "Posh transfer list 12 players". Football.co.uk. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "Striker Joins Luton on a Year-Long Loan Deal". Peterborough United F.C. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  11. ^ "Striker Hatch joins Luton on loan". BBC Sport. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  12. ^ "Hatters hit by fresh Hatch blow". BBC Sport. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  13. ^ "Hatch helps fire Hatters to victory". Luton Today. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  14. ^ "Money: Indefensible, unacceptable". Luton Town F.C. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  15. ^ "Darlington sign Danny Hone and Liam Hatch". BBC Sport. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  16. ^ http://www.darlington-fc.net/page/NewsDetail/0,,10339~2255498,00.html
  17. ^ "Quakers make Hatch deal permanent". BBC Sport. 31 December 2010. 
  18. ^ "Gateshead sign Darlington duo". Gateshead F.C. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Kettering Town 2–1 Gateshead". Gateshead F.C. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  20. ^ "Ten on Board at Gateshead". Blue Square Bet Premier. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  21. ^ "Eleven Not Offered New Deals". Gateshead F.C. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "HITMAN re-signs!". Darlington 1883. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 

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