Craig Lynch

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Craig Lynch
Craig Lynch.jpg
Lynch playing for Sunderland
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-03-25) 25 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Chester-le-Street, England[1]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Blyth Spartans
Youth career
1999–2010 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Sunderland 2 (0)
2012 Hartlepool United (loan) 6 (1)
2014 Rochdale 1 (0)
2014–2015 Spennymoor 4 (0)
2015– Blyth Spartans 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:26, 8 May 2014 (UTC).

Craig Lynch (born 25 March 1992) is an English footballer who is currently playing for Blyth Spartans . He plays as a striker.

Career[edit]

Sunderland[edit]

Born in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, Lynch turned professional in 2010 after two seasons in Sunderland's academy.[2] In 2008, Lynch signed his first professional contract with the club.[3]

He was called up into the first team in April 2011, and made his professional debut on 30 April, coming on as a substitute in their 3–0 home loss to Fulham in the Premier League.[4] Two months later in July, Lynch signed a two-year contract with the club.[5]

Under the management of Martin O'Neill, it announced that Lynch go out on loan to gain first team experience.[6] On 8 September 2012, he joined Football League One side Hartlepool United on a one-month loan deal.[7] Lynch scored his first goal for the club, in a 3–1 loss against Colchester United on 27 September 2012.[8] Despite losing 3–1, Manager Neale Cooper praised Lynch performance, as well as, his goal.[9] After making six appearance and scoring once, Lynch returned to his parent club after spending one month at Hartlepool United.[10]

Rochdale[edit]

On 18 February 2014, Lynch joined Rochdale following his release from Sunderland.[11]

On 3 May 2014, Lynch made his only appearance for Rochdale, coming on as substitute on the 56th minute of the final game of the season, a 2–1 defeat away at Newport County.[12] Lynch was among released at the end of the season.[13]

Spennymoor[edit]

After being released by Rochdale, Lynch moved to Spennymoor Town of the Northern Premier League Division One North on 8 August 2014.[14]

Blyth Spartans[edit]

On 5 February 2015, Blyth Spartans announced the signing of Lynch.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 June 2014.[16]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 2010–11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Sunderland total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Hartlepool (loan) 2012–13 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Rochdale 2013–14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Spennymoor 2014–15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Blyth Spartans 2015– 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 537. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ "Reserve team squad: Craig Lynch". Sunderland A.F.C. Archived from the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sunderland tie up academy deals". BBC Sport. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sunderland 0 – 3 Fulham". BBC Sport. 30 April 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Winger Craig Lynch signs two-year contract with Sunderland". Sunderland Echo. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sunderland to let fringe players leave on loan". Sunderland Echo. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hartlepool sign Sunderland winger Craig Lynch". BBC Sport. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Colchester United 3–1 Hartlepool United". BBC Sport. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Hartlepool United suffer another defeat". Sunderland Echo. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lynch Returns To Sunderland After Loan". Hartlepool United F.C. 6 October 2012. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Craig Lynch Joins Rochdale". Rochdale A.F.C. 18 February 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Newport County 2–1 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 3 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Retained List". Rochdale A.F.C. 7 May 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Craig Lynch signs for the Moors". Spennymoor Town F.C. 8 August 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Blyth Spartans sign Craig Lynch". Blyth Spartans A.F.C. 4 February 2015. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  16. ^ Craig Lynch at Soccerbase

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