Phil Eastwood

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Phil Eastwood
Personal information
Full name Philip Eastwood
Date of birth (1978-04-06) 6 April 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Blackburn, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bamber Bridge
Youth career
Blackburn Rovers
1994–1996 Burnley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Burnley 18 (1)
1996 Leek Town (loan) ? (?)
1998 Telford United (loan) ? (?)
1999 Kettering Town (loan) ? (?)
1999–2001 Morecambe 74 (31)
2001–2002 Southport 13 (2)
2002–2006 Stalybridge Celtic 145 (64)
2005 Hyde United (loan) 3 (1)
2005 Ashton United (loan) 6 (7)
2006 Ashton United (loan) 1 (0)
2006–2009 Rossendale United 122 (67)
2009– Bamber Bridge[1] 12 (22)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Rossendale United (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:11, 10 November 2009 (UTC).

Philip "Phil" Eastwood (born 6 April 1978 in Blackburn) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League as a striker for Burnley.[2]

Career[edit]

Eastwood was born in Whalley and attended Pleckgate High School in Blackburn.[3] As a schoolboy, he was with Blackburn Rovers before joining Burnley as a YTS trainee when he left school.[4] While at Burnley he won a Pontins League Second Division winners' medal with the reserve team, [5] had loan spells at non-league sides Leek Town, Telford United and Kettering Town, and made 16 first-team appearances, scoring once.[2]

Released at the end of the 1998–99 season, he went on to play for Conference clubs Morecambe and Southport, then spent four seasons with Stalybridge Celtic. He scored 63 goals from 153 appearances in all competitions,[6] and spent time on loan at Hyde United[7] and Ashton United,[8] before signing for Rossendale United in 2006.[9] Over his three seasons with the club, he averaged 20 goals a season, was their leading scorer, and was player-manager from November 2008 to the end of the 2008–09 season, when he left the post by mutual consent after Rossendale finished bottom of the Northern Premier League Division One North.[10][11] He then joined Bamber Bridge as a player.[12]

In January 2009, Eastwood joined Preston North End as technical youth development officer, to work with the youngest players in the club's centre of excellence.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Statistics". Bamber Bridge F.C. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Phil Eastwood". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Tinniswood, Steve (17 July 2007). "Ex-Clarets' striker Phil has a new target". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "The Saturday Interview, with Phil Eastwood". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 6 January 2001. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Make or break for Eastwood". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 9 June 1998. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Phil Eastwood". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Player Statistics: Phil Eastwood". Hyde United F.C. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Eames – Eyres". Ashton United (Hurst FC) Player Database. www.ashtonutd.com. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "Triple Coup For Rossendale United boss". NonLeague Daily. 15 June 2006. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  10. ^ "The job's Phil-ed". Rossendale Free Press. 21 November 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  11. ^ "Eastwood and United part". Rossendale Free Press. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  12. ^ "Greenwood Makes His First Signings". Bamber Bridge F.C. 10 June 2009. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  13. ^ "Rossendale United boss handed Preston North End role". Preston and Leyland Citizen. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 

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