Danny Hockton

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Danny Hockton
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-02-07) 7 February 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Barking, London, England
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Faversham Town
Youth career
Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Millwall 36 (4)
1999–2000 Leyton Orient (loan) 5 (0)
2000 Stevenage Borough 21 (6)
2000–2001 Dover Athletic 17 (11)
2001–2002 Chelmsford City 33 (12)
2002–2003 Crawley Town 31 (9)
2003–2005 Billericay Town 67 (35)
2005–2007 Margate 60 (52)
2007–2008 Bromley 10 (4)
2008–2009 Braintree Town ? (?)
2009 Chelmsford City 2 (1)
2009–2011 Maidstone United 51 (16)
2010–2011 Bromley (loan) 2 (0)
2011 Thurrock (loan) 10 (0)
2011 Bromley ? (?)
2011 Thurrock ? (?)
2011 Aveley 1 (0)
2011–2014 Faversham Town 66 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:58, 17 November 2011 (UTC).

Danny Hockton (born 7 February 1979), is an English footballer who plays as a striker. Hockton plays for Isthmian League Division One South club Faversham Town.

Career[edit]

Born in Barking, Essex, who began his career with Millwall. He played for Millwall from 1996–97 to 1999–2000, scoring seven goals in 44 appearances (31 of those as a substitute).

He joined Conference National side Stevenage Borough in January 2000, scoring six goals in 22 appearances, before transferring to fellow Conference club Dover Athletic in December 2000 for £7,500. He scored 10 goals in 17 appearances during the remainder of the 2000–01 season.

When Gary Bellamy took over as Dover manager in the summer of 2001, Hockton was one of the first players to be moved out of the club. Hockton moved down a level to then Southern League club Chelmsford City in August 2001. He had one season there and scored 16 goals, before signing for fellow Southern League side Crawley Town for the start of the 2002–03 season. He proceeded to score 15 goals during a season-long spell.

Hockton moved to Isthmian League club Billericay Town in the summer of 2003. He went on to score 52 goals in 75 appearances for the club, despite suffering a knee injury that sidelined him for a large part of the 2004–05 season. In January 2006, Hockton switched to fellow Isthmian League side Margate for an undisclosed fee. He won the club's Golden Boot award for the 2005–06 season, scoring 16 goals in 18 league appearances.

Hockton was in lethal scoring form in the 2006–07 season. He won the Isthmian League Golden Boot award, the Margate Golden Boot award and the Margate Supporters' Player of the Year award, after scoring 36 league goals in 40 appearances, but left to join Bromley for an undisclosed fee in June 2007. He then moved on to Braintree Town in September 2008 for an undisclosed fee, before leaving in April 2009 to join former club Chelmsford City.[1]

Hockton was released by Chelmsford City in November 2009 and subsequently signed for Isthmian Premier side Maidstone United on a one-and-a-half-year deal. Hockton started slowly, scoring only five goals in 27 matches and in the summer of 2010 he was transfer listed by Maidstone, with the club stating they could no longer afford him.[2] No move materialised however and Hockton started the 2010–11 season at Maidstone, starting regularly and averaging a goal every other game. Despite this Hockton joined Bromley on a one-month loan in December 2010, making two appearances in a month plagued with match postponements. Hockton returned to Maidstone but soon went out on loan again in March 2011 after losing his place in the Stones first team, this time joining Conference South club Thurrock until the end of the season.[3] He played ten games for the Essex club, but disappointingly did not get on the score sheet. In the summer of 2011 Hockton's contract at parent club Maidstone expired, and he left the side for whom he scored 19 goals in sixty appearances.

Hockton subsequently returned to former club Bromley, before moving on to Thurrock in September 2011. Hockton spent just over a month at Thurrock before dropping down a level to join neighbours Aveley, but lasted a little over two weeks at the club before signing for Isthmian League Division One South side Faversham Town. Hockton taking up a player-coach at Faversham Town F.C at the end of the 2011/2012 season.

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