Reece Hall-Johnson

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Reece Hall-Johnson
Personal information
Full name Reece Anthony Clive Hall-Johnson[1]
Date of birth (1995-05-09) 9 May 1995 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Aylesbury, England
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town)
Number 31
Youth career
2007–2014 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Norwich City 0 (0)
2016 Maidstone United 7 (0)
2016 Bishop's Stortford 1 (0)
2016–2017 Braintree Town 25 (5)
2017– Grimsby Town 2 (0)
2017–2018 Chester (loan) 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5:55, 18 February 2018 (UTC).

Reece Anthony Clive Hall-Johnson (born 9 May 1995) is an English footballer who plays as a right back for League Two club Grimsby Town.

He started his career at Cambridge City academy and joined Norwich City academy at the age of 11. Hall-Johnson was part of the FA Youth Cup winning squad of Norwich in 2013. He made his professional debut in 2014 but was released in 2016. After being released, he had spells at Maidstone United and Bishop's Stortford before securing a move to Braintree Town in October 2016. After trialling since September, Hall-Johnson signed for Grimsby Town in October 2017.

Career[edit]

Norwich City[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hall-Johnson was born in Aylesbury and grew up in Cambridge; living in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Hall-Johnson began his career in the youth system at Cambridge before joining Norwich City at the age of 11. He became an academy scholar in the summer of 2012 and was in the winning FA Youth Cup squad with Norwich in May 2013.[3][4]

In December 2013, he signed a professional contract until the summer of 2016. He signed another one-year contract on 18 September 2015 with the option of another year.[5] He made his professional debut in Norwich's 3–1 Football League Cup victory against Crawley Town on 26 August 2014.[6] Hall-Johnson was released by Norwich in June 2016 after his contract expired.[7]

Maidstone United[edit]

Hall-Johnson was listed in the squad for Cambridge in a pre-season fixture against St Neots Town 9 July 2016.[citation needed] On 7 August 2016, National League side Maidstone United announced that they had signed Hall-Johnson on a free transfer, after first choice right-back Callum Driver was injured in Maidstone's 1–0 loss away to Aldershot Town the previous week.[8] He subsequently joined National League South side Bishop's Stortford and made one appearance in September 2016.[9]

Braintree Town[edit]

In October 2016, Hall-Johnson moved to his third club of the season, Braintree Town.[10] He was sent off for a two-footed tackle on Frankie Raymond on 2 January 2017 in a 3–0 defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge.[11][12] During his time at Braintree, he made 25 league appearances with 5 goals and 5 assists.[13]

Grimsby Town[edit]

In September 2017, Hall-Johnson went on trial with EFL League Two side Grimsby Town.[14] He appeared in two reserve games against Hartlepool United on 5 September 2017[15] and Notts County on 19 September 2017.[16]

On 16 October 2017, he signed for Grimsby on a one-year contract, after impressing manager Russell Slade and assistant Paul Wilkinson on his trial.[17] Hall-Johnson re-joined his former academy manager Paul Wilkinson and fellow players Sam Kelly, Ben Killip and Diallang Jaiyesimi who he played with at Norwich City.[18] Having returned from his loan spell at Chester, he made his debut on 3 February 2018 for Grimsby in a 1–1 draw against Cheltenham Town.[19]

Chester (loan)[edit]

Hall-Johnson signed for National League side Chester three days later, on a three-month deal.[20] He made his debut for Chester on 21 October 2017 in a 2–1 defeat at home to Boreham Wood.[21] On 23 October 2017, he scored the second goal for Chester in a 3–2 home victory over Barrow, a volley from the edge of the box.[22] He made eleven appearances and scored one goal for Chester before the loan expired on 9 January 2018.[13]

Personal life[edit]

His cousin is Robert Hall who currently plays for Oxford United.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 17 February 2018
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
Norwich City 2014–15[24] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Maidstone United 2016–17[13] National League 7 0 0 0 7 0
Bishop's Stortford F.C. 2016–17[13] National League South 1 0 0 0 1 0
Braintree Town 2016–17[13] National League 25 5 1 0 3[a] 0 29 5
Grimsby Town 2017–18[25] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Chester (loan) 2017–18[13] National League 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
Career total 46 6 1 0 1 0 3 0 51 6
  1. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

Norwich City

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reece Hall-Johnson profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Norwich City U21 Profiles". Norwich City F.C. Official Website. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Garland, Steve (16 April 2013). "City Into Youth Cup Final". Norwich City F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Osborne, Chris (13 May 2013). "FA Youth Cup final: Norwich beat Chelsea 4–2 on aggregate". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Reece Hall-Johnson Signs New Contract". 18 September 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Norwich 3–1 Crawley". BBC Sport. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Nine Out-Of-Contract Players To Leave City". Norwich City F.C. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Maidstone United sign former Norwich City player Reece Hall-Johnson". Kent Online. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "East Thurrock 2–2 Bishop's Stortford" (PDF). Bishop's Stortford F.C. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  10. ^ Jeeves, Brian (7 October 2016). "Braintree Town sign defender Reece Hall-Johnson". Yellow Advertiser. Basildon. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  11. ^ Shilton, Alec (3 January 2017). "Braintree defender Reece Hall-Johnson commits one of the worst tackles ever in non-league clash with Dagenham". The Sun. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge 3–0 Braintree". BBC Sport. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f "R. Hall-Johnson". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  14. ^ "Three Trialists Set For Reserves Opener". Grimsby Town F.C. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  15. ^ "Reserves Cruise To Win". Grimsby Town F.C. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Reserves Face The Magpies". Grimsby Town F.C. 18 September 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  17. ^ Wood, Liam (16 October 2017). "Grimsby Town sign Reece Hall-Johnson with injury doubts over two defenders". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  18. ^ "Hall-Johnson Signs For The Mariners". Grimsby Town F.C. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  19. ^ "Grimsby 1–1 Cheltenham". BBC Sport. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  20. ^ Powell, Dave (19 October 2017). "Chester FC sign Grimsby Town defender Reece Hall-Johnson on loan". Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  21. ^ "Chester 1–2 Boreham Wood". BBC Sport. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  22. ^ "Chester 3–2 Barrow". BBC Sport. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  23. ^ "It's Hall in the family". West Ham Utd F.C. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Reece Hall-Johnson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Reece Hall-Johnson in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 

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