Matt Finlay

Position: Goalkeeper

Joined: Jan-14

Senior Debut: Holbeach Utd (A), 22.2.14 UCLP

Previous Clubs: Cogenhoe United, Stamford, Banbury United, Woodford United

Home Sponsor
Matt and Katie Hawkins
Away Sponsor
Matt Finlay joined the club from Cogenhoe United at the end of January 2014. The 37-year-old goalkeeper joined the Cooks in August 2013 after playing in the Northern Premier League Division One South to help Stamford win promotion to step 3 in the 2012-13 season, joining the Daniels from Banbury United. He had previously played for Woodford United, helping the Reds win the UCL Premier Division title and then playing for them in the Southern League. He has also played for Raunds Town, Bedford Town, Daventry Town, Brackley Town, St Neots Town, Wellingborough Town and Oxford City. He made 13 appearances for the Diamonds in 2013/14, but became a mainstay of the side as they won the League and Cup double in 2014/15, appearing 46 times. After another successful season in 2015/16 he was named as fans’ player of the season as well as picking up the players’ player award. He continued to provide a solid base to the Diamonds defence in the 2016-17 season, picking up a player of the month award for his exploits in Diamonds early season cup fixtures.
Senior Player Profiles
2Zack Reynolds Defender / Midfield
3Sam Brown Defender
4Jack Ashton Defender
5Liam Dolman Defender
6Alex Collard Defender
7Ben Acquaye Midfield
8Ben Farrell Midfield
9Tom Lorraine Striker
10Ryan Dove Striker
11Nathan Hicks Midfield
12Jordan MacLeod Striker
13Ben Heath Goalkeeper
14Nabil Shariff Striker
15Patrick Casey Defender
16Nat Gosnal-Tyler Midfield
17Jesse Akubuine Midfield
18Matthew Slinn Midfield
19Fabio Lopes Forward
20Will Jones Forward
21Joel Gyasi Wide Midfield
22Rhys Kelly Midfield
23Seth Patrick Midfield
24Leon Chambers-Parillon Midfield
25Fabio Sole Midfield
26Cian Tyler Goalkeeper
Senior Stats
Season Competition Apps(sub)Clean SheetsYellow Cards Red Cards MOM
2013/14 UCL Premier 13 (0)41 0 1
2014/15 FA Cup 4 (0)10 0 0
2014/15 UCL KO Cup 4 (0)20 0 0
2014/15 UCL Premier 38 (0)120 0 1
2015/16 FA Cup 6 (0)30 0 0
2015/16 FA Trophy 1 (0)00 0 0
2015/16 Hillier Cup 3 (0)00 0 0
2015/16 Southern League D1 Central 44 (0)122 0 4
2016/17 FA Cup 4 (0)10 0 1
2016/17 FA Trophy 5 (0)12 0 0
2016/17 Hillier Cup 1 (0)00 0 0
2016/17 Maunsell Cup 1 (0)00 0 1
2016/17 NPL First Division South 34 (0)101 0 1
2016/17 NPL League Cup 1 (0)00 0 0
2017/18 FA Trophy 1 (0)00 0 0
2017/18 Southern League Cup 1 (0)10 0 0
Totals   161 (0) 47 6 0 9

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