Steven Masterton

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Steven Masterton
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Personal information
Full name Steven Allan Masterton
Date of birth (1985-01-02) 2 January 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hurlford United
Youth career
Caledonian B.C.
1997–2002 Rangers
2002–2003 Kilmarnock
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Kilmarnock 0 (0)
2005–2008 Clyde 75 (13)
2008–2010 Greenock Morton 45 (6)
2010–2011 Crawley Town 13 (1)
2011–2011 Eastbourne Borough (loan) 5 (0)
2011 Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 8 (1)
2011 Montrose (trial) 1 (0)
2011 Dundee (trial) 1 (0)
2011 Auchinleck Talbot ? (?)
2011–2012 Alloa Athletic 11 (1)
2012 Clyde 7 (0)
2013 Troon (trial) 1 (0)
2013– Hurlford United ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:39, 2 February 2013 (UTC).

Steven Allan 'Steve' Masterton (born 2 January 1985 in Irvine) is a Scottish football midfielder who currently plays for Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region side Hurlford United.

Career[edit]

Kilmarnock[edit]

Masterton began his career at Kilmarnock, but didn't play for the senior team.

Clyde[edit]

Masterton signed for Clyde in the summer of 2005, and made his début as a substitute in a Scottish Challenge Cup tie against Brechin City. Masterton became a fringe player in his first few months at Clyde, but got a regular place in the team, filling in for long term injury victim Paul McHale. Masterton also won his midfield battle with Roy Keane during Clyde's famous win over Celtic in the Scottish Cup, in January 2006.

Masterton is somewhat of a dead-ball expert, and the majority of his goals come direct from free kicks. He was Clyde's second top scorer in season 2006–07, scoring 8 goals.

At the end of season 2007–08 during Clyde's Scottish First Division semi final play-off first leg match at Alloa Athletic, Masterton scored what proved to be a vital. In a 2–1 defeat, he scored the equaliser with a trademark free kick just after the hour mark .[1] Clyde went on to win 6–5 on aggregate.

Greenock Morton[edit]

On 16 May 2008, Masterton agreed to join First Division rivals Greenock Morton.[2]

'Masty' scored his first goal for Morton in a 3–0 Challenge Cup win over Jim McInally's East Stirlingshire[3] before doubling his Morton tally with a 25-yard free-kick in a 4–3 cup shock victory over Scottish Premier League side Hibernian.[4] He continued his cup goal scoring exploits with the opener against Peterhead in the Scottish Cup loss at Balmoor,[5] before opening his league tally with the equaliser first half free-kick at Cappielow in the victory over Ross County.[6]

He was released by Morton at the end of the 2009–10 season.[7]

Crawley Town[edit]

In June 2010, Masterton joined Conference National side Crawley on a one-year deal.[8]

In the January 2011 transfer window, Masterton was loaned out to Eastbourne Borough.[9]

Auchinleck Talbot[edit]

After his release by Crawley, Masterton signed for Auchinleck Talbot on an amateur contract, to allow to sign for a senior side if one offered him terms.

Alloa Athletic[edit]

After one match in the Juniors, Masterton was offered a contract until December with Alloa Athletic in the Third Division. He made his début in the Scottish Cup draw with Annan Athletic, and he scored the final goal of the match ten minutes after replacing another ex-Morton midfielder, Darren Young.

Return to Clyde[edit]

In August 2012, Masterton made his second début for Clyde as a trialist during the club's opening league game of the season at Montrose winning 3–2.[10] Following two more appearances for the club as a trialist[11][12] [13] he signed a short-term deal with Clyde until the end of 2012.[14] On 10 November 2012, Masterton left the club by mutual consent after he injured himself in a Scottish cup game with Nairn County, The Clyde website said he was suffering with groin problems.[15]

Hurlford United[edit]

Masterton signed for Junior side Hurlford United in early 2013 after an unsuccessful trial at Troon.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alloa 2 v 1 Clyde". clydefc.co.uk. 30 April 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Morton capture Clyde's Masterton". BBC Sport. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "East Stirlingshire 0–3 Morton". BBC Sport. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Hibernian 3–4 Morton (aet)". BBC Sport. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Peterhead 2–1 Morton". BBC Sport. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Morton 2–1 Ross County". BBC Sport. 20 December 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Brian Graham signs new Ton deal". Greenock Telegraph. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Crawley Town clinch Steve Masterton signing". BBC Sport. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Masterton Joins Sports on Loan". bluesqfootball.com. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Montrose 2–3 Clyde". clydefc.co.uk. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Clyde 0–2 Peterhead". clydefc.co.uk. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Stirling Albion 0–1 Clyde". clydefc.co.uk. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Clyde wait on Masterton". Scottish Football League. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Masterton Extends Stay". clydefc.co.uk. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Masterton Moves On". clydefc.co.uk. 10 November 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  16. ^ Jim O'Donnell (6 February 2013). "McDonald hopes withering EK blossom after Lanark tie". Evening Times. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 

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