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Dean Cracknell | St. Neots Town

Position: Attacking Midfielder
Age: 30
Date of Birth: 12/10/1983
Place of Birth: Hitchin
Foot: Right
Previous clubs: Hendon, Welling United, Thurrock, Boreham Wood, Bracknell Town, Cambridge City, Hemel Hempstead Town, St. Albans City, Bishop's Stortford, Barnet, Aylesbury United, Stevenage Borough, Northampton Town
 
Past Aylesbury United Player
Aylesbury games: 33
Aylesbury goals: 8
Ducks debut: 14/8/2004 Halesowen 3-1 Aylesbury
First Aylesbury goal: 30/8/2004 Hemel Hempstead 2-3 Aylesbury
Last Ducks game: 26/1/2005 Tiverton 4-3 Aylesbury
Last goal for Aylesbury: 26/1/2005 Tiverton 4-3 Aylesbury

Biography

Classy midfielder who signed in Summer 2004 and quickly became a key member of the Ducks engine room. Almost the complete midfielder, he can create and score goals, has bags of ability, has enough tricks to beat his man, and is even a long throw specialist too!

A former Northampton Town trainee, he was rated as a good prospect before being released as part of a mass clearout in February 2004.

Paul Curtis tried to sign him back then, but he joined Stevenage Borough instead. Only managed one minute of First Team football for Boro, and signed for Aylesbury in Summer 2004.

Never afraid to shoot for goal, it was a surprise that it took him 5 games to find the back of the net. The strike when it came was more than worth the wait though - a superb strike against Hemel Hempstead Town.

Unsurprisingly attacted the attentions of higher level clubs, and after a trial game with Barnet signed for Bishop's Stortford before a Summer move to St. Albans City

Playing Career

Season Club League Cup All Comps
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2002/03 Northampton Town 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003/04 Northampton Town 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003/04 Stevenage Borough 1 0 0 0 1 0
2004/05 Aylesbury United 26 5 7 3 33 8
2004/05 Barnet 0 0 1 0 1 0
2004/05 Bishop's Stortford
2005/06 St. Albans City 34 5 7 2 41 7
2006/07 St. Albans City 29 2 4 0 33 2
2007/08 Hemel Hempstead Town
2007/08 Cambridge City 1 0 0 0 1 0
2008/09 Brackley Town
2009/10 Welling United 21 7 2 0 23 7
2010/11 Welling United 4 0 1 0 5 0
2010/11 Boreham Wood 3 0 0 0 3 0
2010/11 Thurrock
2011/12 Thurrock 3 3
2011/12 Welling United 16 3 3 0 19 3
2012/13 Hendon 37 6 9 3 46 9
2013/14 Hendon 8 0 5 0 13 0
2013/14 St. Neots Town 12 0 4 0 16 0
  Totals: 192 31 43 8 235 39

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Picture courtesy of John Drury