Lawson D'Ath

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Lawson D'Ath
Lawson D'Ath 16-08-2014 1.jpg
D'Ath training with Northampton Town in 2014
Personal information
Full name Lawson Marc D'Ath[1]
Date of birth (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Witney, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Luton Town
Number 24
Youth career
2005–2010 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Reading 0 (0)
2012 Yeovil Town (loan) 14 (1)
2012–2013 Cheltenham Town (loan) 2 (1)
2013 Exeter City (loan) 8 (1)
2013–2014 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 21 (1)
2014–2017 Northampton Town 81 (11)
2017– Luton Town 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:10, 22 April 2017 (UTC).

Lawson Marc D'Ath (born 24 December 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League Two club Luton Town.

Career[edit]

Reading[edit]

Born in Witney, Oxfordshire,[1] D'Ath was named in the Reading matchday squad for the first time on 11 August 2010, remaining an unused substitute in their 1–0 win away to Torquay United in the League Cup first round.[3] He signed a new two-year professional contract in April 2011, having scored at a prolific rate for the reserve and academy teams.[4][5] He made his debut on 7 January 2012 in the third round of the FA Cup at home to Stevenage, coming on as an 87th-minute substitute for Shaun Cummings.[6]

On 9 February 2012, D'Ath joined League One club Yeovil Town on a one-month youth loan.[7] He made his Football League debut in a 3–2 win away to Wycombe Wanderers on 14 February, before scoring his first professional goal in a 3–2 win at home to Colchester United four days later.[8] On 11 April, D'Ath's loan deal at Yeovil was extended until the end of the season.[9] He completed the loan spell with one goal from 14 appearances.[8]

On 25 October 2012, D'Ath joined League Two club Cheltenham Town on a one-month loan deal.[10] He scored on his debut at home to Exeter City on 27 October, scoring Cheltenham's first goal in a 3–0 victory.[11] D'Ath was later sidelined with a knee injury sustained in an FA Cup victory over Yate Town, which ruled him out for several weeks.[12] Despite this, his loan deal with Cheltenham was extended on 22 November until 2 January 2013.[12] His loan was not extended further and he finished the spell with one goal from three appearances.[13] On 15 March 2013, D'Ath joined fellow League Two club Exeter City on a one-month loan deal.[14] He scored on his debut a day later at home to Bradford City, scoring the second goal with a header in a 4–1 victory.[15] D'Ath completed the loan spell with one goal from eight appearances.[16]

On 28 November 2013, D'Ath joined League Two club Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-month loan.[17] He made his debut in a 2–1 defeat away to Oxford United on 14 December,[18] before his loan was extended for a second month on 31 December.[19] D'Ath was sent off a day later after receiving two yellow cards in a 1–0 win at home to AFC Wimbledon.[20] On 29 January 2014, his loan was extended until the end of the season, with manager Wayne Burnett revealing that Reading would continue to pay all of D'Ath's wages.[21] D'Ath completed the loan spell with 21 appearances and one goal.[18] At the end of the season, D'Ath was released by Reading on 12 May 2014.[22]

Northampton Town[edit]

On 7 August 2014, D'Ath signed a contract with League Two club Northampton Town until January 2015, following a successful trial.[23] Earlier in pre-season, he was also on trial with Conference Premier club Bristol Rovers, scoring in a 1–1 draw with Cirencester Town, before a trial spell with former loan club Yeovil Town.[24][25][26] He scored a brace on his debut in a 3–2 win away to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the League Cup on 12 August.[27] On 24 September, D'Ath's contract was extended until 2016, having scored four goals in 10 appearances.[28] After signing the contract extension, D'Ath said "I know in myself that I need to keep myself going and that I need to keep working hard. The aim for us boys is to go as high as we can and you don’t get that without hard work."[29] He finished the season with nine goals from 45 appearances.[30]

D'Ath made his first appearance of 2015–16 after being named in the starting lineup at home to Blackpool in the League Cup on 11 August 2015, which saw the team win 3–0.[31] His first goal of the season came with the opener in a 4–2 win away to Morecambe on 19 September.[32] D'Ath suffered a groin strain in a 2–1 win away to Plymouth Argyle on 12 January 2016,[33] and returned to the team for a 4–0 win away to Leyton Orient on 13 February.[34] He signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with the club a day earlier.[35] D'Ath finished the season with four goals from 46 appearances.[34]

Luton Town[edit]

On 6 January 2017, D'Ath signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with League Two club Luton Town for an undisclosed fee, with the option of a one-year extension.[36] He made his debut for Luton after starting in their 2–1 win away to Crewe Alexandra on 14 January.[37]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 April 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
Reading 2010–11[38] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[8] Championship 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Yeovil Town (loan) 2011–12[8] League One 14 1 14 1
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2012–13[16] League Two 2 1 1 0 3 1
Exeter City (loan) 2012–13[16] League Two 8 1 8 1
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2013–14[18] League Two 21 1 21 1
Northampton Town 2014–15[30] League Two 41 7 1 0 2 2 1[a] 0 45 9
2015–16[34] League Two 39 4 3 0 2 0 2[a] 0 46 4
2016–17[39] League One 1 0 0 0 1 0 2[b] 0 4 0
Total 81 11 4 0 5 2 5 0 95 13
Luton Town 2016–17[39] League Two 10 0 0 0 10 0
Career total 136 15 6 0 5 2 5 0 152 17
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Northampton Town

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Lawson D'Ath". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Torquay 0–1 Reading". BBC Sport. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "D'Ath signs new contract". Reading F.C. 2 April 2011. Archived from the original on 4 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "New contract for rising star D'Ath". Reading Post. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "FA Cup live – Reading v Stevenage". Reading Chronicle. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Yeovil Town sign up Reading midfielder Lawson D'Ath". BBC Sport. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Games played by Lawson D'Ath in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Reading midfielder Lawson D'Ath extends Yeovil Town loan spell". Somerset Live. Yeovil. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Reading's Lawson D'Ath joins Cheltenham Town on loan". BBC Sport. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Cheltenham Town 3–0 Exeter City". Sky Sports. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Cheltenham Town: Robins make double loan swoop". Gloucestershire Echo. Cheltenham. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  13. ^ Brown, James (4 January 2013). "Another month for Jake". Cheltenham Town F.C. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  14. ^ Larkins, Simon (15 March 2013). "Exeter City sign midfielder Lawson D'Ath on loan from Reading". Express & Echo. Exeter. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Exeter 4–1 Bradford". BBC Sport. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  16. ^ a b c "Games played by Lawson D'Ath in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  17. ^ Munford, Colin (28 November 2013). "Reading midfielder D'Ath joins Daggers on loan". Barking & Dagenham Post. Ilford. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  18. ^ a b c "Games played by Lawson D'Ath in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  19. ^ Munford, Colin (31 December 2013). "Daggers extend D'Ath's loan stay from Reading". Barking & Dagenham Post. Ilford. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge 1–0 AFC Wimbledon". Sky Sports. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  21. ^ Munford, Colin (29 January 2014). "Reading youngster D'Ath signs loan extension at Daggers". Barking & Dagenham Post. Ilford. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  22. ^ Watts, Charles (12 May 2014). "Arnold and D'Ath released as summer clear out continues at Reading FC". Reading Post. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  23. ^ Lake, Jefferson (7 August 2014). "Cobblers sign former Reading midfielder D'Ath". Northampton Chronicle & Echo. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "Lawson D'Ath states his case as Rovers fight out draw at Cirencester". Bristol Post. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  25. ^ "Basingstoke 1 Yeovil 1: Second half fade sees Glovers held at Camrose". Ciderspace. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  26. ^ "Gary gives thoughts on trialist quartet". Ciderspace. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  27. ^ Long, Carl (12 August 2014). "Wolves 2 Northampton 3". The Sun. London. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  28. ^ "Northampton Town extend Lawson D'Ath contract". BBC Sport. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  29. ^ Lake, Jefferson (25 September 2014). "D'Ath vows to maintain hard work after signing new Cobblers deal". Northampton Chronicle & Echo. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Lawson D'Ath in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  31. ^ "Northampton Town 3–0 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  32. ^ "Morecambe 2–4 Northampton Town". BBC Sport. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  33. ^ Casey, Jeremy (14 January 2016). "Groin injury means D'Ath is ruled out of Cobblers' trip to Dagenham". Northampton Chronicle & Echo. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  34. ^ a b c "Games played by Lawson D'Ath in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  35. ^ "Lawson D'Ath: Northampton Town midfielder signs new deal". BBC Sport. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  36. ^ Simmonds, Mike (6 January 2017). "Luton snap up Cobblers midfielder D'Ath". Luton Today. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  37. ^ Simmonds, Mike (14 January 2017). "10-man Luton record superb Crewe victory". Luton Today. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Lawson D'Ath in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  39. ^ a b "Games played by Lawson D'Ath in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  40. ^ "L. D'Ath". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 

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