Midfielder Matty Gearing has decided to leave the club and join Yaxley FC in the UCL Premier Division.

Having initially agreed to stay with the club for the Southern League Division One Central Division campaign next season, Matty has made the move to be closer to his home.

The club would like to thank Matty for all he has done in the last three seasons.

Manager Andy Peaks said “I am gutted to be losing Matty with an exciting season ahead it’s great opportunity for players test themselves against higher opposition however I understand his reasons regarding the travelling and as such he’s decided to join Yaxley. He’s been a great servant to the club over the last three years and I wish him all the best.

“Over the next week or so I will be getting in touch with a couple of targets I have to replace him in the squad.”

Gearing joined the club from Cogenhoe  During the remainder of the 2012-13 season he made 24(3) appearances, scoring 5 goals. He made 37(7) appearances for the Diamonds in 2013/14, scoring 17 goals and picking up two player of the month awards as well as the fans’, manager’s and players’ Player of the Season award. In 2014/15 he reached his century of appearances for the Diamonds, scoring a further 16 goals as well as being at the top of the “assist” table.

Matt has also published a “thank-you” note as follows:


Pictures courtesy of Malcolm Swinden Photography 

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