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Players & Staff who departed Altrincham in season 2018-19
or in close-season 2018

Lloyd BANNISTER (d.o.b. 29 September, 1996 in Liverpool)

After a spell at Wigan Athletic, right-back Lloyd played in Belgium (2016/17-2017/18) for Patro Eisden in Maasmechelen. He also played in the 2017 Caribbean Club Championships before joining Altrincham at the end of pre-season in July 2018. International clearance problems ruled out any involvement at the start of the league season 2018-19 but Lloyd had moved on to Atherton Collieries by early September 2018 without making any competitive appearances for Altrincham.

Altrincham appearances: 0.

Owen DALE (d.o.b. 1 November, 1998)

A lively winger, Owen joined Altrincham on a month's loan in time to make his debut at Darlington on 25 August 2018. He had previously played against Altrincham whilst on loan at Witton Albion in 2017. He made his Crewe first-team league debut in September 2017 and, including cup matches, he had made six senior outings for Alex in 2017/18. Owen proved to be a good addition to the Altrincham side and his loan was renewed for a further period in September 2018. Sadly, Crewe took him back at the end of November 2018.

Altrincham appearances: 13(+3), 3 goals.

Brendon DANIELS (d.o.b. 24 September 1993 in Stoke on Trent)

Brendon's signing, on a one-month loan from Port Vale, was announced on 28 July 2018. He is a left-winger who started out at Crewe Alexandra in May 2011 before former Alty boss Neil Young signed him for Chester FC on a month's loan. Next came a brief spell at Gateshead before he joined Tamworth at the start of 2014-15 season, at the end of which he signed for Harrogate Town.

For the following season he joined AFC Fylde (May 2016) but, once more, he made a summer move, this time to Alfreton Town for 2017-18 season. In May 2018 he joined Port Vale, initially on a six-month contract.

Altrincham appearances: 4(+3) 0 goals

Bay DOWNING (d.o.b. 16 May, 1996 in Liverpool)

Bay was signed in late July, 2018 after playing in three pre-season games, operating primarily on the right wing. He went to Millfield School before spending time in the USA where he played for Tampa Spartans (2015-17). After making his debut as a substitute against FC United of Manchester, and one further appearance from the bench at Darlington, he signed dual registration forms with Wiltshire side Salisbury during August 2018 and scored for them several times in his opening games for the Step Three club.

Altrincham appearances: 0(+2).

Anthony DWYER (d.o.b. 13 December 1996)

Anthony was manager Phil Parkinson's first new signing of summer 2018 when he joined on 17 May 2018. Ironically, his last game of the 2017-18 season had been against Altrincham for Hednesford Town, a club he had joined in March 2018 from AFC Telford United. He had joined Telford in the summer of 2017 before his move to the Pitmen in March 2018.

Anthony has dual Montserrat and England eligibility. He started out at Mansfield Town in the Stags' under-19s in 2015/16 before joining Stafford Rangers in November 2016. He soon moved on to Matlock Town and also had a spell with Ilkeston before he joined AFC Telford United.

Anthony's departure from the club, by mutual agreement, was announced on 6 July 2018, without his having made an appearance.

Altrincham appearances: 0.

Liam GOULDING (d.o.b. 28 April, 1996)

Centre-back Liam Goulding signed for Altrincham on 27 May 2018 from Warrington Town. In addition to his central defensive prowess, he is also a capable right-back and has also played as a holding midfielder. Before joining Alty, Liam had impressed manager Phil Parkinson not least when playing against Alty for the Yellows on no fewer than four occasions in 2017-18!

Liam's father, Derek Goulding, also played for Altrincham, joining as a teenager at the start of the 1981-82 season.

Liam started out at Accrington Stanley, where he captained the youth team. Whilst at the Lancashire club, he had loan spells at Belper Town, Witton Albion, Ashton United, Chorley, Marine and Wealdstone. He then joined Wealdstone, after leaving Stanley, before signing for Warrington in summer 2017.

After starting the first few games of 2018-19, Liam lost his place in the starting eleven. On 2 November 2018 it was announced that Liam had gone to Witton Albion on loan and in early December he moved on for a loan at Ashton United. He formally moved to Hurst Cross in early February 2019. Appearances to June 2018: 4(+2), 1 goal

Callum HARRIS (d.o.b. 20 January 1996)

Callum made his debut as a substitute against Curzon Ashton after signing for Altrincham early in September 2018. After starting off at Manchester City he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers. Before joining Alty he had a spell in Belgium with Patro Eisden. He made his debut as a used substitute in the game against Curzon Ashton on 15 September 2018 and then turned out for the Reserves as well as for Trafford FC, the latter role being on dual registration forms with our neighbours. On 11 October 2018 it was announced that Callum had signed dual registration forms with Winsford United. In December 2018 he joined Ashton United.

Appearances to June 2018: 0(+1)

Sam HEATHCOTE (d.o.b. 5 August 1997)

Sam was a junior striker at Manchester United and, following his release, he graduated through Altrincham's youth team and reserves to sign Conference forms, as a back-up for the first-team, in March 2015. Converted to a centre-back in the Alty Youth and Reserves' teams, he was first included in the first-team squad for 2015-16. The son of former Alty player and manager, Graham Heathcote, Sam has represented Cheshire County FA Youth.

He made a remarkable debut for the first team, coming on as an injury-time substitute against eventual champions Cheltenham Town on 5 September 2015. Within some ninety seconds he had scored the winning goal! With his opportunities in the first team limited, after making 5(+4) appearances in 2016-17, Sam went on loan to Hyde United. On his return he re-established himself as a regular member of the matchday squad.

Latterly, Sam has become a popular coach with the Altrincham FC community venture. On 26 July 2017 it was announced that Sam had opted to leave the club after manager Phil Parkinson had indicated that he could not be promised a regular place in the starting eleven. He then joined fellow ex-Altrincham team-mates Kyle Brownhill and Jerome Wright at Ramsbottom United where he reverted to a striker's role. However, he made a welcome return to Altrincham on 1 March 2018 but moved to Hyde United in May 2018 in search of more regular starts. After a short spell with Trafford, he played for Altrincham Reserves, before signing for Wythenshawe Town just before Christmas 2018. Altrincham appearances: 35(+26), 1 goal.

Ashley HEMMINGS (d.o.b. 3 March 1991 in Lewisham, London)

On 4 December 2018, Altrincham signed AFC Fylde's 27 year-old winger Ashley Hemmings on a one-month loan, which was cut short on 31 December when he was recalled. He had joined Fylde earlier in 2018 after a brief spell with Salford City. However, he has a rich Football League pedigree. Having played four times for England's under-17s, Hemmings then had loan spells from Wolverhampton Wanderers at Cheltenham Town (2009), Toruqay United (2010/11) and Plymouth Argyle (2011/12). He racked up 33 appearances in that period, 23 of those games being for Plymouth.

2012-14 saw him at Walsall, where he made 56 appearances but, after a loan at Burton Albion (2014), he joined Dagenham and Redbridge (2014-16), for whom he played 80 times. Mansfield Town (2016/17) and Boston United (16 goals in 41 appearances in 2017/18) were his next employers before his move to Salford City (2018) and then AFC Fylde. Ashley made an impressive debut as a substitute against Telford on 8 December 2018 and despite his curtailed stay, he made a positive inpression.

Altrincham appearances: 4(+1), 2 goals.

Josh LANGLEY (d.o.b. 13 August, 1992 in Warrington)

Josh arrived on loan from Southport on the eve of Alty's home game with York City on 17 November 2018, for which he was an unused substitute. His early career was with Wigan Athletic but he then joined AFC Fylde on loan in July 2014, before signing for the Lancashire club and playing more than a century of games in a four-year stay which included playing in the 6-0 thrashing of Alty at Moss Lane in 2016 which pre iptated Neil Young's departure as manager.

Early in 2017-18 season he suffered an ACL injury. In July 2018 he joined Southport on a one-year contract and again played against Alty, at Haig Avenue, in August 2018. However, he had lost his place in the first-team at Southport before his loan to Alty. In his month at Altrincham he did not start a league game, his only game being a start in the FA Trophy against Stockport County. On completion of his stay at Alty, Southport loaned him straight out to Guiseley where he immediately played 90 minutes on his league debut on 12 January 2019.

Altrincham appearances: 1.

Kallum MANTACK (d.o.b. 1 May 1998 in Wythenshawe, Manchester)

The signing of winger/right-back Kallum was announced on 16 November 2018 and he was an unused sub the next day for the league match against York City. Kallum came through the Oldham Athletic system and played once for the Latics' first team before a four-month spell on loan at Alfreton Town, where he made 11 appearances.

A single loan appearance at FCUM was followed, in 2017-18, by a loan to Stockport County. At the back end of 2017 he broke his leg playing for County at Alfreton. Kallum recovered to play in County's first team and, in all, he made seven appearances for the club, scoring twice. He left Edgeley Park in early 2018-19 season. Kallum scored for Alty just three minutes after making his debut as a substitute against Bradford (PA) on 24 November 2018 but he moved onto Ashton United, a move announced on 8 February 2019.

Appearances to June 2018: 4(+3), 1 goal.

Sean MILLER (d.o.b. 9 May 1995)

Right-sided midfielder Sean Miller (21) was signed in early June 2016 from Connah’s Quay Nomads. A speedy winger, he had earlier been in Chester's youth system, when Neil Young was manager there. At Connah's Quay he was Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year as well as being top scorer. He was also named Welsh Premier League Young Player of the Year in 2015. He missed most of 2016-17 pre-season through injury, making his first appearance in a friendly against Witton Albion on 1 August 2016. He made his Altrincham debut as a substitute on 9 August 2016 at FC Halifax Town.

Despite suffering a couple of injuries, Sean made a very positive impression at Altrincham, with 10 goals in 19(+5) appearances up to the point where he signed an extended contract on 14 January 2017. But he then missed several months of the season through injury and remained in rehabilitation into September 2017. After returning as a substitute he went on a month's loan to Colne, to regain full match fitness, from the start of November 2017. In February 2018, Sean went to Trafford on loan.

Sean was back at Moss Lane for 2018-19 pre-season but, after a number of pre-season friendlies, manager Phil Parkinson allowed him to leave. Altrincham appearances: 22(+15), 11 goals.

Tom PEERS (d.o.b. 23 October, 1995)

Born in Warrington, Tom came through the Chester FC youth system (2013-16) where he made 3(+21) first-team appearances under manager Neil Young. Tom then went on loan to 1874 Northwich FC and, in January 2015, he started a month's loan at Marine.

In December 2015 he went on a month's loan to Salford City, with a similar loan stay at Hednesford Town following that. In 2016 he briefly joined Hednesford before a summer 2016 move to AFC Telford United. However, he soon moved on to Warrington Town (Sept. 2016) and then Droylsden (Dec. 2016 to Feb. 2017). At that point he joined Nantwich Town and followed manager Phil Parkinson to Altrincham in summer 2017.

Although his Altrincham appearances in 2017 were more often from the bench than from kick-off, by mid-November 2017 he had participated in more Altrincham games than any other member of the squad and had weighed in with some important goals. 2018-19 also saw him primarily deployed as a substitute and on 1 November it was announced that he had opted to move to FC United in the hope of more consistent game time. Ironically he left Moss Lane whilst top of the chart for goals scored per minutes played in 2018/19 season!

Altrincham appearances: 30(+29), 14 goals.

Joe PIGGOTT (d.o.b. 23 June 1999, in Nantwich)

On 29 January 2019, Altrincham announced the loan signing of Joe Piggott from Wigan Athletic. He had just completed a loan spell at Morecambe, where he scored once (in the EFL Trophy) in nine appearances, six of which were in League Two. Joe will now spent the rest of the 2018-19 campaign on a youth loan with Altrincham.

In his earlier career he spent time at Rochdale and Everton. However, early in the 2017-18 season he joined Dundee United. After being released by the Scottish club, he joined Warrington Town in early 2018 before joining Wigan at the start of the 2018-19 season. He made his Alty debut against FC United of Manchester on 9 February 2019.

Joe soon made his mark with a hat-trick at Curzon Ashton but a back injury ended his season in late March. Altrincham appearances: 6 (4 goals).

Chris SANG (d.o.b. 29 June 1999)

Chris was signed on loan from Bury on the eve of Alty's fixture on 22 December 2018, for which he was an unused substitute. He had joined the Gigg Lane club in 2017 from Wigan Athletic. Whilst at Bury he had a loan spell with Southport in 2017-18 and, in 2018-19, with Marine FC. Before joining Alty he had made two appearances for Bury and nine apiece for both Southport and Marine, scoring once at each of those two clubs. After just one start and barely another hour of action spread over four substitute appearances, Chris returned to Bury in late January 2019.

Altrincham appearances: 1(+4), 0 goals.

Billy SASS-DAVIES (d.o.b. 17 February 2000)

Wales under-19 centre-back Billy was signed on the eve of Alty's trip to York on 8 March 2019 on a season-long loan. He made his debut in that match as a substitute. Prior to joining Altrincham, Billy had just completed a loan spell at FC United of Manchester having previously had spells on loan at Colwyn Bay and Leek Town.

However, a three-week gap in Altrincham fixtures, an injury, as well as an early recall by Crewe on 13 April 2019, limited Billy to just two substitute appearances for Altrincham.

Altrincham appearances: 0(+2), 0 goals)

Charlie SCOTT (d.o.b. 2 September, 1997 in Stoke on Trent)

Released by Manchester United in summer 2018, Charlie had earlier had a brief spell in early 2018 on loan at Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premier, where he made two appearances. He joined Altrincham on 2 November 2018, having earlier trained with the club. Charlie can play either in midfield or defence. His only appearance for Altrincham was in a Cheshire Senior Cup tie against Congleton Town where he featured at centre-back. He left the club in late November 2018. By January 2019 he had signed for Newcastle Town.

Altrincham appearances: 1 (0 goals)

Laurence TAYLOR (d.o.b. 5 September 1996)

A dependable central midfielder, Laurence made his first-team debut in the Cheshire Senior Cup on 3 February 2016 and on 6 December 2016 he also started the first-team FA Trophy match against Blyth Spartans. Prior to that he had been captain of the Altrincham FC Youth team, with whom he won the league, and after that was a Reserves' player. Laurence again signed first-team forms, for then manager Jim Harvey, in September 2016 and made several appearances in cup competitions before he made his league debut on 14 January 2017. He was named Altrincham FC Man of the Match on his debut and, the same day, it was announced that he had signed a contract with the club until the end of 2017-18 season. By the latter part of 2016-17 season he was a regular starter in central midfield but his 2017-18 season was affected by injury in September 2017, which sidelined him for several weeks.

Laurence went on a month's loan to Hednesford Town at the end of November, 2017 and, after a brief return to Altrincham, started a month's loan at Trafford in mid-January 2018, which was renewed in mid-February. In the close season of 2018 he signed for our Shawe View neighbours. Altrincham appearances: 25(+6), 0 goals.

Nathan WATERSTON (d.o.b. 13 May, 1997 in Barrow)

On 22 January 2019 Altrincham confirmed the one-month loan signing from Barrow of striker Nathan Waterston. He had been sidelined by a shoulder injury since September 2018, although he had originally picked up the injury several months' earlier. He made his debut as a substitute at Leamington on 26 January 2019.

After progressing through Barrow's junior system, he left for Penrith, where his goalscoring attracted the attention of his home-town club, Barrow. They signed him in March 2018. He signed a contract extension at Holker Street in September 2018. After making his debut from the bench at Leamington, in his second appearance, again from the bench, at FC United of Manchester on 9 February 2019,, Nathan was fouled in the closing minutes and suffered an ACL injury which terminated his season. Appearances to June 2018: 0(+2), 0 goals.