Ashley Hemmings

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Ashley Hemmings
Personal information
Full name Ashley Josiah Hemmings[1]
Date of birth (1991-03-03) 3 March 1991 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Mansfield Town
Number 23
Youth career
0000–2009 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 (0)
2009 Cheltenham Town (loan) 1 (0)
2010–2011 Torquay United (loan) 9 (0)
2011–2012 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 23 (2)
2012–2014 Walsall 43 (3)
2014 Burton Albion (loan) 2 (0)
2014–2016 Dagenham & Redbridge 80 (9)
2016– Mansfield Town 15 (0)
National team
2007 England U17 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:15, 8 March 2017 (UTC).

Ashley Josiah Hemmings (born 3 March 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Mansfield Town as either a striker or Winger.

He began his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers before being released by them in 2012, by then having also had loan spells at Cheltenham Town, Torquay United and Plymouth Argyle.

Career[edit]

Wolverhampton Wanderers[edit]

Hemmings is a product of Wolverhampton Wanderers' academy, having been with the club since age nine, and has represented England at youth level.

He signed a professional contract age 17 in February 2009[3] and soon went on loan for a month to gain first team experience at League One side Cheltenham Town, where he made his senior debut against Millwall.[4]

He made his Wolves debut as a substitute against Barnsley on 25 April 2009 in which the club clinched the Championship title; he also featured as a substitute against Doncaster Rovers a week later on the final day of the season. At the end of the 2009–10 season, Hemming signed a two-year contract with the club.[5]

To gain further first team experience, he went on a month's loan to League Two side Torquay United in October 2010[6] making his debut on 23 October, as a substitute, in a 1–1 draw at Gillingham.[7] In the second round of a FA Cup, Hemmings provided a winning goal for Billy Kee as Torquay beat Walsall 1–0. However, after making nine league appearance, Hemmings loan spell at Torquay United had ended,[8] despite having it extended until the end of the season.[9]

In November 2011, he moved on loan to League Two side Plymouth Argyle until January 2012.[10] He scored his first senior goal on his debut for the Pilgrims against Northampton Town;[11] then scored his second goal, which turns out to be a winner and provided a double assist in a 3–2 win over Bristol Rovers.[12] His loan spell was then extended to run until the end of the season.[13]

His contract at Wolves expired in June 2012 and was not renewed.[14] After being released by Plymouth, Hemmings was linked a return to Plymouth on a permanent basis, but manager Carl Fletcher decided against signing Hemmings.[15]

Walsall[edit]

A free agent, Hemmings signed for League One side Walsall in a two-year deal.[16] Hemmings scored on his Walsall debut against Brentford with an 18-yard drive into the bottom corner of the goal in the first round of the League Cup[17] and made his league debut in an opening game of the season; as Walsall lost 3–0 against Doncaster Rovers. On 17 November 2012, Hemmings scored his first league goal for the club in a 2–2 draw against Crawley Town.[18] In his first season at Walsall saw Hemmings made thirty-three appearance and scoring once in all competitions.

His second season at Walsall saw Hemmings played the first two matches, which saw him earn Man of the Match.[19] Hemmings then scored his first goal of the season, in the second round of League Cup, in a 3–1 loss against Stoke City.[20] A week later in the first round of Football League Trophy, Hemmings scored against his former club, as Walsall lose on penalty-shootout following a 2–2 draw.[21] His first league goal didn't came until 22 October 2013 against Swindon Town when he scored a brace, in a 3–1 win.[22] However soon after, Hemmings' performance soon gone badly and his first team chance was soon limited.[23][24]

On 27 March 2014, Hemmings joined League Two side Burton Albion on loan until 24 April 2014.[25] Because the Brewers reached the play-offs Hemmings extended his loan until the end of the 2013–14 season.[26] He was released by Walsall in May 2014.[27]

Dagenham & Redbridge[edit]

In July 2014, he signed for League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-year contract after training with the club during pre-season.[28] Upon joining the club, Hemmings was given number twenty-three shirt for the club.[29]

Hemmings made his Dagenham & Redbridge in the opening game of the season, in a 3–0 loss against Morecambe.[30] Three days later on 12 August 2014, Hemmings scored twice and provided an assist for George Porter, in a 6–6 draw in the first round of League Cup against Brentford, but lost 4–2 in the penalty-shootout.[31] Two weeks later on 30 August 2014, Hemmings scored his first league goal of the season, in a 3–3 draw against Oxford United.[32] Hemmings then changed into a position as a defensive role[33] Hemmings scored two goals in two games against Cambridge United[34] and Cheltenham Town.[35] His fourth goal later came on 7 March 2015, in a 3–2 win over Tranmere Rovers,[36] followed up with his fifth goal of the season, in a 3–2 win over Newport County.[37] At the end of the season, making forty-four appearance and scoring seven times in all competitions, Hemmings signed a one-year contract extension with the club.[38] In May 2016 as his contract expired, he was released along with eleven players as Dagenham were relegated to the National League.[39]

Mansfield Town[edit]

Hemmings signed for Nottinghamshire club Mansfield Town on 3 June 2016.[40] Hemmings scored his first goal for Mansfield in an FA Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle on 5 November 2016.[41]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 24 January 2017
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
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2008–09[42] Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2009–10[43] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[44] Premier League 0 0 1 0 1 0
2011–12[45] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2008–09[42] League One 1 0 1 0
Torquay United (loan) 2010–11[44] League Two 9 0 2 0 11 0
Plymouth Argyle (loan) 2011–12[45] League Two 23 2 23 2
Walsall 2012–13[46] League One 28 1 2 0 2 1 1[a] 0 33 2
2013–14[47] League One 27 2 2 0 2 1 1[a] 1 32 4
Total 55 3 4 0 4 2 2 1 65 6
Burton Albion (loan) 2013–14[47] League Two 5 0 5 0
Dagenham & Redbridge 2014–15[48] League Two 41 5 2 0 1 2 0 0 44 7
2015–16[49] League Two 39 4 4 0 1 0 3[a] 1 47 5
Total 80 9 6 0 2 2 3 1 91 12
Mansfield Town 2016–17[50] League Two 15 0 1 1 1 0 5[a] 1 22 2
Career total 190 14 13 1 8 4 10 3 221 22
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  3. ^ "Malone and Hemmings enter pro ranks". Birmingham Mail. 7 February 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cheltenham 1–3 Millwall". BBC Sport. 24 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Wolves extend deals of six players". Express and Star. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Torquay United sign Rose and Hemmings on loan". BBC Sport. 22 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Gillingham 1–1 Torquay". BBC Sport. 23 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Gulls end Hemmings loan spell". Sky Sports. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Wolves man to remain with Gulls". Sky Sports. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Plymouth Argyle sign Nick Chadwick and Ashley Hemmings". BBC Sport. 24 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Plymouth 4–1 Northampton". BBC Sport. 26 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2 – 3 Plymouth Argyle". BBC Sport. 26 December 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Hemmings stays on at Argyle". Sky Sports. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Craddock invited back". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 18 May 2012. Archived from the original on 20 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "No Plymouth Argyle offer for Ashley Hemmings". This is Plymouth. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "Walsall sign winger Ashley Hemmings after Wolves departure". BBC Sport. 4 July 2012. 
  17. ^ "Walsall 1 – 0 Brentford". BBC Sport. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  18. ^ "Crawley Town 2–2 Walsall". BBC Sport. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Walsall FC's Ashley Hemmings back on track, says Dean Smith". Express and Star. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
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  22. ^ "Swindon Town 1–3 Walsall". BBC Sport. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  23. ^ "Walsall FC's Adam Chambers will stay grounded in play-off hunt". Express and Star. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  24. ^ "Walsall boss Dean Smith: Consistency is the key for Ashley Hemmings". Express and Star. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "Brewers bring in Hemmings". Burton Albion FC. 27 March 2014. Archived from the original on 1 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "Brewers extend Hemmings loan". Burton Albion FC. 30 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. 
  27. ^ "Ashley Hemmings leaves Walsall as club on alert over Febian Brandy". Express and Star. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  28. ^ "Daggers Sign Winger". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  29. ^ "Squad Numbers 2014/15". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. 5 August 2014. Archived from the original on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  30. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge 0–3 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  31. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge 6–6 Brentford (2–4 pens)". BBC Sport. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  32. ^ "Oxford United 3–3 Dagenham & Redbridge". BBC Sport. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  33. ^ "Hemmings Enjoying His New Role". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. 18 December 2014. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  34. ^ "Cambridge United 1–1 Dagenham & Redbridge". BBC Sport. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  35. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge 3–1 Cheltenham Town". BBC Sport. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  36. ^ "Tranmere Rovers 2–3 Dagenham & Redbridge". BBC Sport. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  37. ^ "Newport County 2–3 Dagenham & Redbridge". BBC Sport. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
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  39. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Liam O'Brien one of 11 players released by club following relegation from the Football League". Barking & Dagenham Post. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  40. ^ "Ashley Hemmings: Mansfield Town sign ex-Dagenham & Redbridge winger". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  41. ^ "Mansfield 1-2 Plymouth". BBC Sport. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
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  43. ^ "Games played by Ashley Hemmings in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  44. ^ a b "Games played by Ashley Hemmings in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  45. ^ a b "Games played by Ashley Hemmings in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  46. ^ "Games played by Ashley Hemmings in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  47. ^ a b "Games played by Ashley Hemmings in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  48. ^ "Games played by Ashley Hemmings in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  49. ^ "Games played by Ashley Hemmings in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  50. ^ "Games played by Ashley Hemmings in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 

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