Lenell John-Lewis

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Lenell John-Lewis
Personal information
Full name Lenell Nicholas John-Lewis
Date of birth (1989-05-17) 17 May 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Hammersmith, London, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Striker, Winger
Club information
Current team
Newport County
Number 10
Youth career
000?–2006 Grantham Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Grantham Town 4 (0)
2006–2010 Lincoln City 72 (8)
2010–2013 Bury 83 (9)
2013–2015 Grimsby Town 92 (23)
2015– Newport County 28 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:49, 8 May 2016 (UTC).


Lenell Nicholas John-Lewis (born 17 May 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Newport County.

Career[edit]

John-Lewis started his career with Grantham Town. After going on trial for Middlesbrough, and being linked with Cardiff City, he joined Lincoln City where he was awarded a scholarship.[2][3]

Lincoln City[edit]

He made his Lincoln debut in the FA Cup against Port Vale on 11 November 2006.[4] He scored his first goal in his second league appearance, against Stockport County on 4 December 2007.[5] On 26 December 2007 John-Lewis scored an equaliser in the 51st minute, smashing the ball home off the bar into the top corner in the 2–1 defeat at Bradford City.[6]

On 7 May 2010 John-Lewis was placed on the transfer list by Lincoln City manager Chris Sutton.[7] Two weeks later, he departed the club by mutual consent.[8]

Bury[edit]

On 5 August 2010 he signed a twelve-month contract with Bury after impressing manager Alan Knill.[9][10] John-Lewis was part of Bury's promotion winning side, playing in Bury's 3–2 victory over Chesterfield, coming on as a substitute in the final game of the season at Proact Stadium, seeing Bury promoted after a ten-year absence from League One.[11] In May 2011 he was offered a new 12-month contract,[12] which he signed in June 2011.[13]

Grimsby Town[edit]

On 31 January 2013 John-Lewis signed for Grimsby Town on an 18-month deal.[14] He scored his first goal for the club in the final league game of the 2012–13 season against Woking, a header on the line in the 75th minute, having already sealed a play-off spot.[15]

In May 2014 he activated a clause in his contract giving him another year with The Mariners.[16] On 25 October 2014 he scored a brace against Guiseley in the 3–0 victory of the FA Cup First Round, heading in the second goal from a blocked Nathan Arnold shot, the third goal of the game came when Arnold fired the ball across goal after cutting in from the left for John-Lewis to tap in at the far post.[17]

On 17 May 2015, John-Lewis scored the opening goal inside two minutes against Bristol Rovers, in the 2015 Conference Premier play-off Final at Wembley, he forced the ball over the line from close range with a header, Rovers equalised later in the first half, the game went to extra-time, but with the game still at a stalemate, Grimsby ended up losing 5–3 on penalties, John-Lewis having scored his penalty kick.[18]

John-Lewis featured in 39 league games during the 2014–15 season, scoring 16 goals, 4 of which were from penalties, this was his best tally of his career so far.

Newport County[edit]

On 29 May 2015, John-Lewis signed for League Two club Newport County on a two-year contract.[19] He made his debut for Newport on 8 August 2015 versus Cambridge United. He scored his first goal for Newport on 3 October 2015 in the League Two match versus Exeter City.[20]

His time at Newport County was blighted by injury. He missed half of the 2015-16 season due to a hamstring injury.[21] In July 2016 he suffered a knee injury in a pre-season friendly match causing him to miss the first half of the 2016-17 season.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 17 May 2015.[23][24]
Club Season Division League Play-offs FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grantham Town 2005–06 Southern Premier Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Lincoln City 2006–07[25] League Two 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08[26] League Two 21 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 3
2008–09[27] League Two 27 4 0 0 2 1 1 0 1[a] 0 31 5
2009–10[28] League Two 24 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 27 1
Total 72 8 0 0 6 1 1 0 2 0 81 9
Bury 2010–11[29] League Two 39 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 2[a] 0 44 2
2011–12[30] League One 28 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 30 5
2012–13[31] League One 16 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 19 2
Total 83 9 0 0 3 0 4 0 3 0 93 9
Grimsby Town 2012–13[31] Conference Premier 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2[b] 0 17 1
2013–14[32] Conference Premier 38 6 2 0 3 1 0 0 4[b] 2 47 9
2014–15[33] Conference Premier 39 16 3 2 2 2 0 0 3[b] 0 47 20
Total 92 23 5 2 5 3 0 0 9 2 111 30
Newport County 2015–16[34] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 251 40 5 2 14 4 5 0 14 2 289 48
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

Nickname[edit]

Bury supporters gave John-Lewis the nickname 'The Shop', a reference to the UK high street store John Lewis, that began as a terrace chant. His increased club popularity has been mirrored on Internet social networking sites.[35]

Honours[edit]

Bury

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile". Grimsby Town F.C. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile". Bury F.C. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Player Profile". Grantham Town F.C. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Port Vale 2–1 Lincoln". BBC Sport. 11 November 2006. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Stockport 1–3 Lincoln". BBC Sport. 4 December 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bradford 2–1 Lincoln". Telegraph & Argus. 26 December 2006. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Three Can Leave Lincoln City FC". The Forgotten Imp. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "LJL Leaves The Bank". The Forgotten Imp. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Lenny joins the Shakers". Bury FC Official Website. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "John-Lewis earns Bury deal". Sky Sports. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Robson, Steve (11 January 2013). "Bury promoted: Chesterfield 2–3 Bury". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Bury offer new contracts to seven". BBC Sport. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Contract Update". Bury FC. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "Grimsby Town Sign Striker". Grimsby Town Football Club. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Woking 0–1 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Grimsby Town retained list: Scott Kerr decision the toughest for Paul Hurst". Grimsby Telegraph. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Grimsby 3–0 Guiseley". Grimsby Telegraph. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "Bristol Rovers 1–1 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "Terry Butcher makes first three signings as boss". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  20. ^ Pearlman, Michael (3 October 2015). "Newport County 1 Exeter 1: match report". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  21. ^ Newport County suffer Lenell John-Lewis blow
  22. ^ Newport County striker Lenell John-Lewis faces long-term lay-off
  23. ^ Lenell John-Lewis career statistics at Soccerbase
  24. ^ Lenell John-Lewis profile at Soccerway
  25. ^ "Games played by Lenell John-Lewis in 2006/2007". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Lenell John-Lewis in 2007/2008". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Lenell John-Lewis in 2008/2009". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Lenell John-Lewis in 2009/2010". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Lenell John-Lewis in 2010/2011". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Lenell John-Lewis in 2011/2012". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  31. ^ a b "Games played by Lenell John-Lewis in 2012/2013". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Lenell John-Lewis in 2013/2014". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Lenell John-Lewis in 2014/2015". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Lenell John-Lewis in 2015/2016". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  35. ^ "Lenell John-Lewis Buys Into The Shop". Manchester Evening News. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 

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