Following in the footsteps of Sam Brown, the first Diamonds player to achieve this feat, Matt Gearing, Brad Harris, Matt Finlay and Tom Lorraine, Liam reached the 100 appearance milestone when he played in the Diamonds game against Bedworth United on Monday 29th August 2016.
Liam was presented with a memento to recognise this achievement before the Emirates FA Cup game against AFC Hornchurch the following weekend. The award was kindly sponsored by P.W. House Jewellers of Rushden.
Liam is a 28-year-old defender, who joined the club from Daventry Town during June 2014. He is from Northamptonshire, and started his career with Northampton Town, progressing from youth level to the first team, making his league debut at the end of the 2006/07 season and making over 50 appearances in League and FA Cup games for the Cobblers in the next two seasons. He then had a short spell playing Conference Football for Kidderminster Harriers in 2009/10 before joining Banbury United before moving to Daventry Town. After joining the Diamonds he had a successful first campaign, picking up the Manager’s Player of the Season award in 2014/15, as well as a Player of the Month award for February 2015 when he scored 6 goals from 4 games from his centre-back role. His goal at Long Buckby was also chosen as goal of the season. He was a mainstay of the side in the 2015/16 season, picking up a player of the month award for his memorable contribution to the Diamonds record run in the FA Cup.
You can see Liam’s player profile with details of these games here.
(Pictures courtesy of Malcolm Swinden Photography Copyright Mal Swinden ©2014-16)