Andrew Bond

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Andy Bond
Personal information
Full name Andrew Mark Bond[1]
Date of birth (1986-03-16) 16 March 1986 (age 28)[2]
Place of birth Wigan, England[2]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Chester
Number 16
Youth career
0000–2005 Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Crewe Alexandra 0 (0)
2006 Lancaster City (loan) 24 (4)
2006–2010 Barrow 161 (18)
2010–2014 Colchester United 118 (11)
2012 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 4 (0)
2013 Bristol Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2014– Chester 16 (0)
National team
England C
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:13, 12 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:37, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Andrew Mark Bond (born 16 March 1986) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Chester. He has represented England at semi-professional level.[3]

Career[edit]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Born in Wigan, Greater Manchester, Bond began his career at Crewe Alexandra but despite being a regular for the reserves never made a first team appearance.[4] He was loaned out to lower league Lancaster City during the 2005–06 season, where he made 24 appearances and scored 4 goals.[5]

Barrow[edit]

Bond joined Conference North side Barrow in 2006 after being released by Crewe. He impressed at Barrow and had a successful spell, helping the club achieve promotion to the Conference Premier through the play-offs in the 2007–08 season.[6] In the 2009–10 season Bond was a key player in Barrow's progression to the third round of the FA Cup, where they lost 3–0 to Sunderland and in their victorious FA Trophy campaign. During this season Bond reportedly attracted the attention of several Championship clubs, including Leicester, Peterborough and Preston.[6]

Colchester United[edit]

With his contract set to expire at the end of the 2009–10 season Bond opted to move on from Barrow. Although linked with a move to League One side Carlisle it was eventually announced that he had moved to their divisional rivals Colchester United. He was new manager John Ward's first signing.[7] Ward described him as "a marauding midfield player with a lot of energy and running work in him."[7] He made his Football League debut on 7 August 2010 in a 2–2 draw against Exeter City.[8] On 26 July 2011, Bond was involved in a nasty clash of heads with goalkeeper Mark Cousins during a friendly game against local rivals Ipswich Town. With medical treatment required at the stadium, the match was abandoned by the match officials, with Bond then taken straight to hospital. He was released from hospital the following day. He went on to make 43 appearances in the 2011–12 season.[9] On 28 September 2012, Bond joined his former club Crewe Alexandra on a one-month loan deal.[10]

Bond scored an 88th minute winner in the opening match of the 2013–14 season after coming on as a substitute, linking up with Drey Wright to secure a 1–0 victory over Gillingham at Priestfield.[11] On 12 September 2013, he was loaned to Bristol Rovers on an initial one month loan, linking up with former manager John Ward.[12] He made his debut on 14 September in a 2–0 away defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge.[13]

Bond parted company with the U's on 8 January 2014 after three-and-a-half years with the club. His contract was terminated by mutual consent after making more than 100 appearances for the club.[14]

Chester[edit]

Following his release from Colchester, Bond joined struggling Conference Premier side Chester on 23 January 2014, becoming the first signing for new manager Steve Burr, having reportedly turned down offers from Football League clubs in order to join the Blues.[15] He made his debut as a substitute in Chester's 3–0 away defeat to Forest Green Rovers on 25 January.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 25 January 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crewe Alexandra 2005–06[17] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barrow 2006–07[18] Conference North 41 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 42 6
2007–08[19] 41 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 43 6
2008–09[20] Conference Premier 39 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 41 2
2009–10[21] 40 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 44 5
Total 161 18 9 1 0 0 0 0 170 19
Colchester United 2010–11[22] League One 43 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 46 8
2011–12[23] 40 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 43 4
2012–13[24] 27 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 0
2013–14[25] 8 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 11 1
Total 118 11 5 2 3 0 2 0 128 13
Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2012–13[26] League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2013–14[27] League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Chester 2013–14[28] Conference Premier 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 291 29 14 3 3 0 3 0 312 32
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Barrow[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/05/2011 and 31/05/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "FootballSquads – Colchester United – 2012/13". FootballSquads. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Colchester United – Team Profiles – Andy Bond". Colchester United F.C. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Andy Bond Profile". Barrow A.F.C. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Barrow midfielder Andy Bond considers Carlisle switch". BBC. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Championship trio target Bond". BskyB. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Colchester sign Barrow midfielder Andy Bond". BBC. 30 June 2010. Archived from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Exeter 2–2 Colchester". BBC. 7 August 2010. Archived from the original on 12 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Bond Expected To Leave Hospital Soon". Colchester United F.C. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Crewe Alexandra: Andy Bond set to make Railwaymen debut... 13 years after joining club". This is Staffordshire. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Gillingham 0–1 Colchester". BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "ANDY BOND SIGNS ON LOAN". Bristol Rovers Official Website. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Dag & Red 2–0 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Bond ends Colchester stay". Sky Sports. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Chester FC: Midfielder rebuffed Football League clubs to join Blues". Chester Chronicle. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Forest Green 3–0 Chester". BBC Sport. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Crewe 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  18. ^ "Barrow 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  19. ^ "Barrow 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  20. ^ "Barrow 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  21. ^ "Barrow 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  22. ^ "Colchester 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  23. ^ "Colchester 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  24. ^ "Colchester 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  25. ^ "Colchester 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 May 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  26. ^ "Crewe 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  27. ^ "Bristol R 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 September 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  28. ^ "Chester FC 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 January 2014.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  29. ^ "FA Trophy Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 


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