Andrew Boyce

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Andrew Boyce
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Personal information
Date of birth (1989-11-05) 5 November 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Doncaster, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Centre-back, Right-back
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
Number 20
Youth career
2006–2008 Doncaster Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Doncaster Rovers 0 (0)
2008–2009 Worksop Town (loan)
2009 King's Lynn 18 (0)
2009–2012 Gainsborough Trinity 71 (8)
2012–2014 Lincoln City 60 (5)
2013 Scunthorpe United (loan) 2 (0)
2014–2016 Scunthorpe United 29 (1)
2014 Grimsby Town (loan) 13 (0)
2014 Grimsby Town (loan) 6 (0)
2015 Hartlepool United (loan) 8 (0)
2016 Notts County (loan) 3 (0)
2016– Grimsby Town 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:57, 16 October 2016 (UTC).

Andrew Boyce (born 5 November 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for League Two side Grimsby Town. He most recently played for Notts County, and previously played for Gainsborough Trinity, Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United, and Hartlepool United.

Club career[edit]

Boyce began his career as a trainee at the age of 16 with Doncaster Rovers Academy and was offered his first pro contract with Rovers in the summer of 2008. He spent most of the 2008–09 season on loan at Worksop Town.[1][2] Competition for places at Doncaster Rovers was intense with the team competing in the Championship, which culminated in Boyce being released by Rovers in January 2009.[3] He then went for a trial with Mansfield Town in April 2009, but due to financial constraints he wasn't offered a contract.[4] Boyce dropped into non-league football with Northern Premier League side King's Lynn, where he went on to make 18 league appearances for the club.[5] He left King's Lynn in December 2009, the football club folding due to financial difficulties.[6] Within a few days, he signed for Gainsborough Trinity.[7] He helped Trinity reach the Conference North play-off final in the 2011–12 season.[8]

Lincoln City[edit]

He earned a move to League Two side Lincoln City in May 2012.[9] Due to both clubs being unable to agree a fee, later in the year a tribunal set a five-figure undisclosed fee, plus sell-on clause for the youngester's services.[10] On 31 August 2013, he scored his first goal for the club, in the 2–1 away victory over Dartford; after his initial header was saved, the ball rebounded back to Boyce who then struck a right footed shot into the back of the net from 12 yards.[11]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

After playing 60 matches for the Imps in the Conference Premier Boyce moved on loan to Scunthorpe United on 15 November 2013.[12] He made his Football League debut on 26 December 2013 in a 2–0 win over Morecambe.[13] He moved permanently to Scunthorpe on 6 January 2014, penning an 18-month contract.[14][15] Having played a part in Scunthorpes successful promotion bid to League One.[16] On 10 March 2014, he joined Conference Premier side Grimsby Town on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[17] Boyce made 13 appearances for Grimsby and participated in the 2013–14 play-off legs.[18][19]

On 3 August 2014 Boyce returned to Grimsby, joining on an initial one-month loan for the start of the 2014–15 season.[20] After three clean sheets out of the first five games, although Grimsby wanted a longer deal, Boyces loan was extended for a further month.[21] An injury crisis to a number of first team players lead to Boyce being recalled to Scunthorpe only a week later.[22] Upon his return to Scunthorpe in September, he opened the scoring in the 3–2 away defeat at Oldham; a header from the centre of the box to the top right corner, from a Gary McSheffrey corner.[23]

On 20 August 2015, Boyce joined League Two side Hartlepool United on a month-long loan deal.[24] After playing six games for Hartlepool, his loan was extended for another month with the club.[25] On 10 March 2016 Boyce signed on loan for Notts County until the end of the current season.[26] He was released after his contract had expired at the end of the season.[27]

Grimsby Town[edit]

On 21 June 2016, Boyce signed a two-year contract with newly promoted League Two side Grimsby Town on a free transfer.[28] He scored his first goal for Grimsby in a 2-1 loss at Wycombe Wanderers on 13 August 2016.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 25 March 2016.[30][31]
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
Doncaster Rovers 2008–09 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Worksop Town (loan) 2008–09 Northern Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
King's Lynn 2008–09[5] Northern Premier League 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Total 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Gainsborough Trinity 2009–10[32] Conference North 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[32] Conference North 32 2 0 0 0 0 32 2
2011–12[32] Conference North 39 6 1 0 0 0 40 6
Total 71 8 1 0 0 0 72 8
Lincoln City 2012–13[32] Conference Premier 41 4 6 0 0 0 47 4
2013–14[32] Conference Premier 19 1 4 1 0 0 23 2
Total 60 5 10 1 0 0 70 6
Scunthorpe United (loan) 2013–14[33] League Two 2 0 0 0 2 0
Scunthorpe United 2014–15[34] League Two 29 1 4 0 0 0 1[a] 0 34 1
2015–16[35] League One 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 31 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 37 1
Grimsby Town (loan) 2013–14[32] Conference Premier 13 0 2[b] 0 15 0
2014–15[32] Conference Premier 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 19 0 0 0 2 0 21 0
Hartlepool United (loan) 2015–16[35] League Two 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Total 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Notts County (loan) 2015–16[35] League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Grimsby Town 2016–17[36] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[a] 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 210 14 16 1 1 0 3 0 230 15
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in Conference Premier play-offs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Scunthorpe United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rovers Loan Watch". Doncaster Rovers F.C. 5 November 2008. Archived from the original on 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Boyce Extends Tigers Loan". Doncaster Rovers F.C. 5 January 2009. Archived from the original on 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Boyce Depart Rovers". Doncaster Rovers F.C. 13 January 2009. Archived from the original on 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bacon back at Stags as one of nine on trial". Mansfield & Ashfield Chad. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Kings Lynn Player Statistics - Season 2009-10". Blue & Gold Trust Official Website. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "The end for King's Lynn Football Club". BBC News. 16 December 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Gainsborough sign Darren Mansaram and Andrew Boyce". BBC Sport. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Gainsborough Trinity lose Blue Square Bet North play-off". BBC Sport. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Lincoln City sign Gainsborough Trinity's Andrew Boyce". BBC Sport. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Tribunal decides Lincoln City fee for Andrew Boyce's move from Gainsborough Trinity". The Lincolnshire Echo. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Dartford 1–2 Lincoln". BBC Sport. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Scunthorpe agree deal for Lincoln City's Andrew Boyce". BBC Sport. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Scunthorpe 2–0 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Scunthorpe confirm Andrew Boyce move from Lincoln City". BBC Sport. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Iron Complete Boyce Signing". Scunthorpe United F.C. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "Scunthorpe United win promotion to League One". Scunthorpe Telegraph. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  17. ^ "Defender Arrives From Iron". Grimsby Town F.C. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "Grimsby 1–1 Gateshead". BBC Sport. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  19. ^ "Gateshead 3–1 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  20. ^ "Boycey Is Back!". Grimsby Town F.C. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Scunthorpe United defender Andrew Boyce extends loan spell at Grimsby Town". Scunthorpe Telegraph. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  22. ^ "Recalled Andrew Boyce could be called into action as Scunthorpe's injury crisis deepens". Grimsby Telegraph. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  23. ^ "Oldham 3–2 Scunthorpe". BBC Sport. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  24. ^ "Hartlepool United loan Scunthorpe United defender". BBC Sport. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  25. ^ "Scunthorpe United defender stays at Hartlepool United". BBC Sport. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  26. ^ "Andrew Boyce Signs for Notts County". Notts County F.C. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  27. ^ "Four players released as Scunthorpe United announce retained list". Scunthorpe Telegraph. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  28. ^ "Andrew Boyce signs two-deal with Mariners". Grimsby Telegraph. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  29. ^ "Wycombe 2-1 Grimsby". BBC. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  30. ^ Andrew Boyce at Soccerbase
  31. ^ Andrew Boyce at Soccerway
  32. ^ a b c d e f g "A. Boyce". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Andrew Boyce in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Andrew Boyce in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  35. ^ a b c "Games played by Andrew Boyce in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Andrew Boyce in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 

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