Aaron Barnett

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Aaron Barnett

Appearances: 38+10 Goals: 3

Date / Year of birth: 28th March 1978

Position: Centre-back

Season of first appearance: 2004/05

Season of last appearance: 2004/05

Also played for: VCD Athletic, Furness, Swanley Furness, Erith & Belvedere, Charlton Athletic (0), Gravesend & Northfleet, Enfield, Bishop's Stortford, Carshalton Athletic, St.Albans City, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Walton Casuals, Slade Green, Molesey and Beckenham Town

Powerful defender born in Lewisham who started his career in the Kent League with VCD before joining Furness for the 1996/97 season.

The club changed its name to Swanley Furness in the summer of 1997 and in August 1997 Aaron moved on to Erith & Belvedere.

He went on to make 110 appearances for the Deres (11 as sub) and scored 14 goals. During the 1999/00 campaign Aaron also played for Charlton's reserves.

In February 2000 he signed for Isthmian League Premier Division club Gravesend & Northfleet and Aaron made a few appearances there before the end of the season. He then played regularly for the Fleet during 2000/01 and during 2001/02 he was part of the side that won the Isthmian League title. The Fleet also won the Kent Senior Cup by winning 5-0 at Margate on 6.5.02 and Aaron was one of the scorers.

He stayed with Gravesend for their first Conference season and on 1.1.03 Aaron scored in a 4-2 defeat at Margate but towards the end of 2002/03 he was loaned to Enfield. He made six appearances without scoring for them in the Isthmian League Premier Division.

Having made over 100 appearances for Gravesend Aaron left the club and joined Isthmian League Premier Division outfit Bishop's Stortford for the 2003/04 campaign. He played 43 times during the season and managed an impressive 11 goals.

In the summer of 2004 Aaron joined Margate and scored in a 3-0 friendly win at Ashford on 7.8.04. He made his competitive debut on 14.8.04 as Margate took on Bognor Regis at their adopted home in Ashford and Aaron scored with a powerful header from an Adrian Clarke corner during a 3-2 defeat. He also found the net in a 2-1 win over Eastbourne at Ashford on 28.8.04.

After starting Margate's first seven Conference South games at centre-back Aaron was dropped to the bench for a match against Dorchester at Ashford on 11.9.04 after Gillingham defender Dean Beckwith arrived on loan. Aaron came off the bench as Margate lost 1-0 and after one more sub appearance he returned to the side at right-back in a 4-2 win at Maidenhead on 18.9.04. He was a regular again for the next few months, usually playing in his favoured centre-back role. The Thanet Times said Aaron looked "particularly strong" in a 2-1 win over Waltham Forest in an FA Cup tie at Ashford on 2.10.04.

After sitting out a 3-2 defeat at Walton & Hersham in the FA Trophy on 6.11.04 due to a head injury picked up at work Aaron returned to the starting line-up for a game against Havant & Waterlooville at Ashford on 13.11.04 and scored in a 5-1 win. He then wore the number five shirt in Margate's next 11 games but after a 2-0 win over Redbridge at Ashford on 22.1.05 Aaron missed two matches due to a calf problem. He returned as a substitute in a 2-1 win over Basingstoke at Ashford on 5.2.05 but Aaron was still struggling with his injury and he was used as a sub in Margate's next four games too.

On 1.3.05 Aaron made his first start for five weeks as Margate beat Cray 4-3 in a Kent Senior Cup tie played at Ramsgate and after one more sub appearance he returned to the side for a 2-1 defeat at Crawley in the Conference Cup on 15.3.05. The Isle of Thanet Gazette said Aaron "slotted in well". He then featured in midfield as Margate lost 1-0 to Carshalton at Ashford on 19.3.05 and Aaron played regularly through to the end of the season, starting seven of Margate's last nine games at centre-back as the club were relegated to the Isthmian League Premier Division. He made his last appearance on 2.5.05 as Margate beat Dover 2-1 in the Kent Senior Cup Final at Folkestone and in all Aaron had scored three times in 48 outings (ten as sub).

He played in some of Margate's friendlies ahead of the 2005/06 campaign but Aaron also featured in pre-season games for Carshalton and opted to sign for them. He made eight appearances for the Surrey club before moving on to Conference South outfit St.Albans in October 2005.

Aaron was released by St.Albans in January 2006 after playing 11 times (once as sub) and signed for Isthmian League Premier Division club Hampton & Richmond. He made his debut for the Beavers in a 2-1 win at Folkestone on 21.1.06 and went on to make 12 appearances before the end of the 2005/06 campaign.

In the summer of 2006 Aaron suffered a broken leg in Hampton's final pre-season game and missed the whole of the 2006/07 campaign due to the injury. He regained fitness in time to feature in some of the Beavers' friendlies in the summer of 2007 but Aaron was released before the 2007/08 season got underway.

He played a few games for Isthmian League Division 1 South side Walton Casuals early in 2007/08 and their website listed Aaron as being an Antiguan international but that wasn't correct.

Towards the end of 2007 he joined Kent League club Slade Green and after a couple of months there Aaron moved on to Molesey of the Isthmian League Division 1 South where he finished the 2007/08 campaign. He made 12 league appearances for them.

In the summer of 2008 Aaron dropped back into the Kent League and joined Beckenham. He left the club during the 2008/09 season and retired from senior football.

In 2012 Aaron was doing some youth coaching for Charlton.










2004/05 (MFC)

38 (51)








     Margate relegated to Isthmian League Premier Division. 
     Played in Kent Senior Cup Final (02.05.05 - beat Dover Athletic 2-1 at Folkestone Invicta FC).