Alex Wall

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Alex Wall
Personal information
Full name Alexander David Wall[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-22) 22 September 1990 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Thatcham, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Concord Rangers
Youth career
0000–2008 Thatcham Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Thatcham Town 1 (1)
2009–2013 Maidenhead United 127 (34)
2013Luton Town (loan) 12 (2)
2013–2015 Luton Town 17 (4)
2014Dartford (loan) 11 (6)
2014–2015Bristol Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2015–2017 Bromley 18 (3)
2017–2018 Hungerford Town 3 (1)
2018 Dartford 0 (0)
2018– Concord Rangers 1 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:20, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Alexander David "Alex" Wall (born 22 September 1990) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a striker for Concord Rangers.

Career[edit]

Thatcham Town[edit]

Born in Thatcham, Berkshire,[1] Wall began his career at hometown club Thatcham Town.[citation needed] He was part of the club's under-18 team that won the 2007–08 Football Conference Youth Alliance championship, beating Ebbsfleet United under-18's 4–2 in the final.[2]

He worked his way into the club's first-team at the age of 18, entering play as a substitute and scoring on his debut in a 6–1 win over Andover on 11 April 2009.[3]

Maidenhead United[edit]

Wall's progress through Thatcham's youth team was noticed by nearby Conference South side Maidenhead United, who signed him in the summer of 2009.[citation needed] In his first season at the club, Wall was primarily used as an impact substitute, and he scored an injury-time winner in Maidenhead's 3–2 victory over local rivals Basingstoke Town on 14 November 2009 after coming off the bench.[4] In total, Wall scored 10 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions during the 2009–10 season, with seven of these goals coming from appearances off the bench.[5]

Wall played fewer games in the 2010–11 season, scoring only three league goals, but his performances led to interest from Football League clubs.[citation needed] In July 2011, he went on trial with League One side Notts County, though a proposed transfer fell through despite a fee having been agreed between the two clubs.[6] Maidenhead manager Johnson Hippolyte admitted Wall was "devastated" that Notts County pulled out of the deal.[7] He signed a new contract with Maidenhead and went on to play in 35 matches during the 2011–12 season, scoring nine league goals as the club finished in mid-table.[citation needed]

Wall had his most successful season during the 2012–13 campaign, scoring at a rate of almost a goal every two games with 13 goals in 27 league matches.[citation needed] He won the Conference South Player of the Month award for February 2013 after scoring five goals in five matches.[8]

Luton Town[edit]

Wall signed for Conference Premier side Luton Town on loan from Maidenhead on 1 March 2013, with a view to a permanent transfer taking place later in the year.[9] He became the first signing of new Luton manager John Still, who had previously scouted and taken him on trial while managing Dagenham & Redbridge in League Two.[9] Wall scored his first goals for Luton with a brace in a 2–0 win over Ebbsfleet United on 18 April 2013.[10] After impressing in his loan spell, he signed a permanent two-year contract with Luton a week later.[11]

Wall was given the number 10 shirt for Luton's 2013–14 season, but initially struggled to adapt to full-time football, picking up a succession of injuries that kept him from breaking into the first-team.[12][13] In a 2–0 defeat to Wrexham on 13 September 2013, Wall received a red card for a dangerous tackle only a few minutes after entering play as a substitute.[14] He was banned for three games, but scored upon his return to the team, also as a substitute, hitting a late 25-yard winning goal in a dramatic 4–3 victory over FC Halifax Town on 5 October 2013.[15] Further injuries persisted, though Wall did take part in Luton's FA Trophy games, scoring in a 2–2 draw with Cambridge United on 11 January 2014.[16]

With his game time limited due to the goalscoring form of Paul Benson and Andre Gray, Luton loaned Wall to fellow Conference side Dartford for one month on 17 January 2014.[17] His presence had an immediate impact as Dartford picked up 10 points from a possible 12 with Wall in the team, leading to his loan being extended for another month.[18][19] Luton allowed Dartford to extend Wall's loan for a further month in mid-March, but opted to recall him only a few weeks later after he had scored six goals in 11 games.[20] Wall played a part in Luton's final four games of the 2013–14 season, scoring twice, as the club won the Conference Premier title and promotion to the Football League with a club-record 101 points.[21]

Wall's playing time was limited during the 2014–15 season, though he did score a late winning goal in a local derby with Stevenage, and he was sent on loan to Conference Premier side Bristol Rovers in November 2014.[22] He returned to Luton just over a month later, but featured in only a handful of games.[23] In May 2015 it was announced that Wall's contract would not be renewed.[24]

Bromley[edit]

On 1 June 2015, Wall signed for newly promoted National League team Bromley.[25] He scored on his league debut for the Ravens as they beat Wrexham 3–1 on the opening day of the 2015–16 season.[26] Wall was released from his contract at Bromley in January 2017 after suffering numerous injuries.[27]

Dartford[edit]

On 20 June 2018, Wall signed for Dartford.[28] However, on 31 July - just four days before the start of the 2018/19 season - it was announced that Wall had left the club. [29]

Concord Rangers[edit]

On 1 August 2018, Wall - having been released by Dartford the previous day - signed for fellow National League South side Concord Rangers. [30]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 13 February 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Thatcham Town 2008–09[3] Southern League Division One South & West 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Maidenhead United 2009–10[5] Conference South 37 9 1 1 3[a] 0 41 10
2010–11[31] Conference South 31 3 3 3 1[a] 0 35 6
2011–12[32] Conference South 32 9 3 0 3[a] 0 38 9
2012–13[23][33] Conference South 27 13 2 0 1[a] 0 30 13
Total 127 34 9 4 8 0 144 38
Luton Town (loan) 2012–13[23] Conference Premier 12 2 12 2
Luton Town 2013–14[23] Conference Premier 10 3 0 0 5[a] 1 15 4
2014–15[23] League Two 7 1 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 8 1
Total 29 6 0 0 0 0 6 1 35 7
Dartford (loan) 2013–14[23] Conference Premier 11 6 11 6
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2014–15[23] Conference Premier 5 0 1[a] 0 6 0
Bromley 2015–16[23] National League 18 3 0 0 1[a] 0 19 3
2016–17[23] National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 19 3
Career total 191 50 9 4 0 0 16 1 216 55
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Luton Town

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Alex Wall". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Ebbsfleet United 2–4 Thatcham Town". Kentish Football. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Andover 1–6 Thatcham". Pitch Hero – Thatcham Town [content cached]. 11 April 2009. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Maidenhead delight at derby win". BBC Sport. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  5. ^ a b Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2010). Non-League Club Directory 2011. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 320–321. ISBN 978-1-869833-68-8.
  6. ^ "Allen to meet Magpies chairman to discuss Wall deal". Nottingham Post. Local World. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Wall left devastated by Notts". Notts County Vital Football. Vital Network Ltd. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Maidenhead United striker Alex Wall named Blue Square South player of the month". Maidenhead Advertiser. Baylis Media Ltd. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Luton Town sign Alex Wall from Maidenhead United". BBC Sport. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Luton 2–0 Ebbsfleet". BBC Sport. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Town tie up deals for Wall and Griffiths". Luton Today. Johnston Publishing Ltd. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  12. ^ "'Tin Man' Wall hopes to take road to full fitness". Luton Today. Johnston Publishing Ltd. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Hatters boss Still hopeful Wall and Stevenson injuries are not too severe". Luton Today. Johnston Publishing Ltd. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  14. ^ "Wrexham 2–0 Luton". BBC Sport. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  15. ^ "Luton 4–3 Halifax". BBC Sport. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  16. ^ "Hatters denied Trophy victory by Cambridge United fightback". Luton Today. Johnston Publishing Ltd. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  17. ^ "Dartford sign Luton's Alex Wall on loan". BBC Sport. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  18. ^ "Dartford extend Luton Town striker Alex Wall's loan spell for a further month". Dartford Messenger. KM Group. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  19. ^ "Dartford 5–1 Woking". BBC Sport. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  20. ^ "Wall extends Darts loan". Luton Town F.C. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  21. ^ "Luton Town win Conference Premier and Football League spot". BBC Sport. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  22. ^ "Alex Wall: Bristol Rovers sign Luton Town striker on loan". BBC Sport. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "A. Wall". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  24. ^ "Luton Town: Hatters release seven and transfer list six more". Bedfordshire on Sunday. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  25. ^ "Wall heads to Bromley". Luton Today. Johnston Publishing Ltd. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  26. ^ "Bromley 3-1 Wrexham". BBC Sport. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  27. ^ "Squad Update: Alex Wall and Aaron Hayden". Bromley F.C. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  28. ^ "Player News: Alex Wall". Dartford F.C. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  29. ^ "Player News: Alex Wall". Dartford F.C. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  30. ^ "Welcome Wall!". Concord Rangers F.C. 1 August 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  31. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2011). Non-League Club Directory 2012. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 304–305. ISBN 978-1-869833-70-1.
  32. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2012). Non-League Club Directory 2013. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 310–311. ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0.
  33. ^ For cup matches not covered by Soccerway: Dobbs, June (22 September 2012). "Pratt bags double in thrilling Magpies FA Cup win". Maidenhead United F.C. Retrieved 4 January 2017 – via Pitchero.
    Dobbs, June (6 October 2012). "Railwaymen shunt Magpies into FA Cup siding". Maidenhead United F.C. Retrieved 4 January 2017 – via Pitchero.
    "City stumble out of the FA Trophy". Gloucester City A.F.C. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2017.

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