Penrith AFC

PLAYERS

GOALKEEPERS

James Holland

Regarded as one of the best keepers in the Northern League. Local lad who joined the club 12 years ago and has held the number one goalkeeping spot through most of the following seasons.

Steve Nicholson

Exciting young keeper who has gained experience with Wetheriggs Utd in the Westmorland League.

DEFENDERS

Philip Thornton

Club captain in his eleventh season with the Blues. Phil has attracted interest from many clubs in higher divisions. Good tackler, tremendous in the air and organises the defence well.

Alan Gray

Seasoned defender who came to us from Workington Reds. His enthusiasm, guile and knowledge of the game are a huge asset to the club. Previously at Carlisle, Doncaster and Darlington.

Andy Wilkinson

Tenacious in defence or midfield, Andy hails from Brough and has played for Carvetti Utd. A very adaptable player.

Nicky Davidson

Previously at Weatheriggs United, a very quick full back with lots of skill on the ball and a good footballing brain.

Matthew Brown

Classy defender who joined us last year. Strong in the tackle he provides a robust presence in defence. Spent five years with Carlisle United after starting his career at Hesket Juniors.

Grant Davidson

Player of the Year in his first spell at the club, Grant spent last season with Wetheriggs. Fantastic utility player who can slot in anywhere from full back to centre forward and give his all for the team.

Simon Neary

Centre half who had a spell with his hometown club Bolton Wanderers. Represented England Independent Schoolboys at U18 level and played for Kendal County last season.

MIDFIELD

Niall Renwick

Another in the long line of Renwick family members to play for Penrith. Has incredible pace on the wing and marked his debut with a goal against Carlisle United.

Will Paul

An ever present in the team, Will has a great engine which gets him up and down the pitch, never letting anyone settle on the ball. Tremendous attitude and a great asset to the club. Now in his eleventh season at Penrith.

Steven Ainsworth

Returning to us from Weatheriggs, Stigga is a central midfielder with guile, passion for the game and some silky moves which see him score his share of goals.

Ben Jackson

Young midfielder / striker from Reagill signed from Workington Reserves. Man-of-the-match in his first game for us, Ben is a strong, skilful player who will make his mark on the Northern League.

Scott Allison

Left-sided winger who loves to get to the line. Previously with Carvetti United, Scott also played for Kendal County U18s and represented the county of Westmorland.

Daniel Robinson

Brough-based midfielder/striker carrying on a family tradition as his grandfather Rory played for Penrith in the 70s/80s. Pace, enthusiasm and an eye for goal make him a great signing.

Tom Clark

Left-sided midfielder who joined from Workington Reserves. Previously at Shap, he loves to get up and down the wing at pace and his vision and speed make him a real handful for defences.

John Bentley

Rejoined the club after a brief spell with us last season. Pacy with silky skills and a real eye for goal. An ex-Newcastle University player who brings real guile to the middle of the park.

FORWARDS

Sean Elliott

Enjoyed a good spell at Carlisle United only for injuries to cut his time short. Has played for Langwathby and had two very successful years at Kirkoswald. Can play centre forward or left midfield. A real handful.

Jake Routledge

Joins us after two seasons with Ambleside United. A forward with an eye for goal and rapid turn of pace, Jake scored on his debut and is not afraid to run at defenders.

Aaron Roberts

Chucky signed from Harraby Catholic Club. Can play up front or on the right of midfield. Has great pace and a lovely first touch.

MANAGEMENT

John Clasper

Originally from Newcastle, John joins as manager after two very successful seasons with Kirkoswald FC. A member of the Tow Law team which reached the FA Cup first round twice in the 1980s.

Clive Briggs

Born in Bury, Clive renews his partnership with John Clasper having spent six very happy and successful years at Castletown FC. Former Lancashire Amateur League player and qualified referee.

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