Zane Banton

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Zane Banton
Personal information
Full name Zane Banton[1]
Date of birth (1996-05-23) 23 May 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Stevenage, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
St Albans City
Youth career
Watford
0000–2013 Luton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Luton Town 5 (0)
2014Concord Rangers (loan) 3 (0)
2014Biggleswade Town (loan) 16 (4)
2014Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 4 (0)
2015Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 19 (3)
2015Boreham Wood (loan) 2 (0)
2015–2016Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 5 (0)
2017St Albans City (loan) 6 (2)
2017– St Albans City 40 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:05, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Zane Banton (born 23 May 1996) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a striker for National League South club St Albans City.

Career[edit]

Luton Town[edit]

Born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire,[2] Banton became a first-year scholar at Luton Town in July 2012,[3] having previously been at Watford.[4] During his first year as a scholar, he scored 16 goals for the under-18 team as they finished third in the Youth Alliance South East Conference.[4] The following season, Banton signed a professional contract on 19 September 2013 until May 2015.[4] He made his first-team debut five days later aged 17 as an 85th-minute substitute for Andre Gray in a 4–0 win over Woking.[5][6] His first start came on 30 November in a 0–0 draw with Staines Town in the FA Trophy first round, before being substituted in the 60th minute.[5] Banton joined Conference South club Concord Rangers on a one-month loan on 5 March 2014.[7] At the time, Luton manager John Still said he hoped Banton's loan spell would help to aid his development and "might push him on a little bit".[8] He debuted two days later in a 3–2 win over Eastleigh and completed the loan spell with three appearances.[9]

On 8 August 2014, Banton joined Southern League Premier Division club Biggleswade Town on a three-month loan.[10] He made his debut a day later as a 69th-minute substitute in a 2–0 defeat to Chippenham Town.[9] Banton scored his first goal for Biggleswade in a 4–1 win over Dorchester Town on 23 August.[9] He added a second goal to his Biggleswade tally in a 1–0 win over Burnham on 9 September.[9] Banton scored in three consecutive matches in all competitions from September to October and made his final appearance for Biggleswade in a 3–3 draw with Slough Town on 28 October.[9] He finished the loan spell with six goals from 21 appearances.[9] Banton was recalled from his loan at Biggleswade on 31 October,[11] and joined Conference South club Hemel Hempstead Town later that day on loan until 29 November.[12] He debuted in a 1–0 win over Bromley on 11 November.[9] Banton made four further appearances in all competitions and scored the winning goal in a 2–1 win over Truro City in the FA Trophy third qualifying round on 29 November.[9][13] He rejoined Hemel Hempstead Town on loan until the end of the season at the beginning of January 2015.[14]

On 21 September 2015, Banton joined National League club Boreham Wood on a one-month loan.[15] He debuted in a 2–1 win away to Torquay United and completed the loan spell with two appearances.[5] Banton later rejoined Hemel Hempstead Town on a one-month youth loan until 9 January 2016,[16] starting in a 2–1 defeat at home to Ebbsfleet United on 5 December.[17] In the following match, Banton scored in a 7–4 defeat away to Eastbourne Borough in the FA Trophy on 12 December.[18] Banton's loan was extended for a second month on 13 January 2016 until 14 February, with an immediate recall option.[19] Luton exercised the option to recall Banton on 30 January with immediate effect to allow him to be named on the bench for the match at home to Notts County, which finished as a 2–0 defeat.[20][21] Banton made his Football League debut as a 73rd-minute substitute for Jonathan Smith in a 2–0 defeat at home to Accrington Stanley on 9 April.[22] This was followed up with three further substitute appearances, and finished 2015–16 with four appearances for Luton.[23] Banton signed a new one-year contract after the end of the season, with the option of a one-year extension.[24]

St Albans City[edit]

On 24 March 2017, Banton joined National League South club St Albans City on loan until the end of 2016–17.[25] He debuted a day later in a 1–0 win at home to Dartford.[26] Banton scored his first goal for St Albans on 15 April in a 1–1 draw with Whitehawk, and this was followed up with a goal in the following match, a 3–0 victory at home to Weston-super-Mare.[5] He was recalled by Luton on 27 April, having scored twice in six appearances for St Albans.[27] Banton was released by Luton when his contract expired at the end of 2016–17.[28]

Banton joined St Albans permanently on a one-year contract on 2 June 2017.[29][30] He signed a new contract for 2018–19 in May 2018.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 April 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
Luton Town 2013–14[9] Conference Premier 1 0 1 0 7[a] 3 9 3
2014–15[32] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16[23] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2016–17[33] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 4[b] 0 4 0
Total 5 0 1 0 0 0 11 3 17 3
Concord Rangers (loan) 2013–14[5] Conference South 3 0 3 0
Biggleswade Town (loan) 2014–15[9] Southern League Premier Division 16 4 4 2 1[c] 0 21 6
Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 2014–15[5][34] Conference South 23 3 5[d] 2 28 5
Boreham Wood (loan) 2015–16[5] National League 2 0 2 0
Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 2015–16[5] National League South 5 0 1[e] 1 6 1
St Albans City (loan) 2016–17[5] National League South 6 2 6 2
St Albans City 2017–18[35] National League South 38 9 4 2 5[f] 3 47 14
2018–19[36] National League South 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 44 11 4 2 5 3 53 16
Career total 98 18 9 4 0 0 23 9 130 31
  1. ^ Four appearances in FA Trophy, three appearances and three goals in Bedfordshire Senior Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy
  3. ^ Appearance in Southern League Cup
  4. ^ Three appearances and one goal in FA Trophy, two appearances and one goal in St Mary's Cup
  5. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  6. ^ One appearance and one goal in Herts Charity Cup, two appearances and one goal in Herts Senior Cup, two appearances and one goal in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

Luton Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Retained list: 2015/16" (PDF). English Football League. p. 87. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Zane Banton". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Simmonds, Mike (8 July 2012). "Hatters award nine youngsters with scholarship deals". Luton Today. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Talented Town starlet Banton signs his first pro deal with the Hatters". Luton Today. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Z. Banton: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 2 August 2018. 
  6. ^ Wood, Mark (25 September 2013). "Hornet-turned-Hatter Banton is ready for action". Luton Today. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Hatters duo move to Rangers". Luton Today. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Simmonds, Mike (13 March 2014). "Banton and Rees tipped for take-off during Concord stay". Luton Today. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Player profiles: Zane Banton". Aylesbury United F.C. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  10. ^ Simmonds, Mike (8 August 2014). "Hatters send quartet out on loan". Luton Today. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  11. ^ Simmonds, Mike (31 October 2014). "Hatters recall loan duo from Biggleswade". Luton Today. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Luton Town: Hatters send young duo on loan to Hemel Hempstead after recall". Bedfordshire on Sunday. Bedford. 31 October 2014. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. 
  13. ^ Simmonds, Mike (1 December 2014). "Loan watch: Parry scores a cracker in Bucks draw". Luton Today. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Young Hatter returns for a second stint on loan at Vauxhall Road". Berkhamsted & Tring Gazette. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  15. ^ Simmonds, Mike (21 September 2015). "Hatters loan Banton to Boreham Wood". Luton Today. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  16. ^ Simmonds, Mike (5 December 2015). "Banton joins Hemel on loan". Luton Today. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  17. ^ Simmonds, Mike (8 December 2015). "Loan watch: Banton starts as Hemel suffer agonising defeat". Luton Today. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  18. ^ Simmonds, Mike (15 December 2015). "Loan watch: Banton scores for Hemel in 11-goal thriller". Luton Today. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  19. ^ Simmonds, Mike (13 January 2016). "Hatters duo extend loan deals". Luton Today. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  20. ^ Pelling, Chris (30 January 2016). "Player news". Hemel Hempstead Town F.C. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  21. ^ Simmonds, Mike (30 January 2016). "Home woes continue as Hatters fall to Magpies defeat". Luton Today. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  22. ^ Simmonds, Mike (9 April 2016). "Wasteful Hatters suffer yet another home defeat". Luton Today. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Zane Banton in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "Zane Banton: Luton Town striker signs new one-year deal". BBC Sport. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  25. ^ Simmonds, Mike (24 March 2017). "Banton heads on loan to Saints". Luton Today. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  26. ^ Simmonds, Mike (27 March 2017). "Loan watch: Banton plays his part as Saints triumph". Luton Today. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  27. ^ "Zane Banton recalled from St Albans loan". Luton Town F.C. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  28. ^ "Luton Town: Craig King & Dan Potts offered deals, but five depart". BBC Sport. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  29. ^ Street, Tim (2 June 2017). "Luton striker signs for Saints". Bedfordshire on Sunday. Bedford. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. 
  30. ^ Simmonds, Mike (3 June 2017). "Former Luton striker heads to Saints". Luton Today. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  31. ^ Metcalfe, Neil (25 May 2018). "Zane Banton commits to St Albans City for another season". The Herts Advertiser. St Albans. Retrieved 9 June 2018. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Zane Banton in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Zane Banton in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  34. ^ Kelly, Darren (29 November 2014). "Truro City 1–2 Hemel Hempstead Town". Hemel Hempstead Town F.C. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
    "Leverstock Green 0–9 Hemel Hempstead Town". Aylesbury United F.C. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
    "Hemel Hempstead Town 1–0 Tring Athletic". Aylesbury United F.C. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  35. ^ "Zane Banton appearances: Season 2017–18 appearances". St Albans City F.C. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  36. ^ "Zane Banton appearances: Season 2018–19 appearances". St Albans City F.C. Retrieved 2 August 2018. 

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