Charlie Taylor

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Charlie Taylor

Appearances: 9 Goals: 2

Date / Year of birth: 28th December 1985

Position: Striker

Season of first appearance: 2005/06

Season of last appearance: 2005/06

Also played for: Charlton Athletic (0), Crystal Palace (0), Nottingham Forest (0), Welling United, Southend United (0), Hornchurch, Fisher Athletic (London), Dulwich Hamlet, Grays Athletic, Sutton United, Croydon Athletic, Barnet (7+37,4), Eastbourne Borough and Billericay Town

6' 1" tall London-born striker who started his career at Charlton. Charlie played for the Addicks Under-17's during the 2002/03 campaign under the management of former Thanet United player Carl Laraman and scored three times in 11 outings for them. Charlie also played once for the Under-19's before being released early in 2003.

At the start of February 2003 Charlie joined Crystal Palace on trial and scored twice in two reserve team appearances as well as bagging a hat-trick in an Under-17's game against Millwall. Towards the end of February Palace's official website announced that Charlie had been signed by the club and the news story said "It is surely only a matter of time before he gets his chance in the first team and, if his outings with the reserves are anything to go by, he could be a real hero of the future". A few weeks later Charlie was abruptly released by the Eagles, shortly before the end of the 2002/03 season.

He was picked up by Nottingham Forest ahead of the 2003/04 campaign and played for the Under-19's and reserves there before signing for Southern League Premier Division club Welling in January 2004.

Charlie stayed with Welling until the end of the season and during his time with the Wings he also had a trial at Southend where he played for the reserves in February and March 2004.

In May 2004 Charlie joined Conference South club Hornchurch and featured in their summer tour of Ireland along with the likes of former Margate striker Jean-Michel Sigere. Charlie only made three substitute appearances for the Urchins during the early part of 2004/05 and in October 2004 he was released.

He then linked up with Southern League Eastern Division outfit Fisher and Charlie played regularly for them for a few months alongside the likes of former Margate strikers Leon Braithwaite and Steve Watts before leaving the club towards the end of the season.

After a spell out of the game Charlie resurfaced when he signed for Margate in November 2005, a month before his 20th birthday. He made his debut in a 1-0 win at Windsor & Eton in the Isthmian League Premier Division on 19.11.05 and the Thanet Times said he "impressed". Charlie then started the next eight matches wearing the number nine shirt and the Isle of Thanet Gazette said he "looked good with the ball at his feet" in a 1-1 draw with Bromley at Hartsdown Park on 22.11.05. The paper added "he has something about him".

On 26.11.05 Charlie scored his first goal in a 3-2 home win over Hampton & Richmond and the Thanet Times said he showed "frightening pace" but on 10.12.05 Charlie had a weak penalty saved as Margate lost 1-0 against Leyton at Hartsdown Park.

He got his second goal in a 3-1 defeat at Redbridge on 2.1.06 but Charlie also missed what the Isle of Thanet Gazette called "two unbelievable chances", one of which saw him hit the post with an open goal to aim at. It turned out to be his last appearance and having scored twice from nine outings Charlie left the club to rejoin Fisher after they'd made seven-day approach for his services. Commenting on Charlie's departure Margate manager Chris Kinnear told the Thanet Times "We only want players who are prepared to fully commit themselves to Margate."

Charlie spent the remainder of the 2005/06 campaign with Fisher and in July 2006 he scored in a 5-2 friendly defeat at Margate.

He was released by Fisher during the 2006/07 season and he then had a lengthy spell out of football before joining Isthmian League Division 1 South club Dulwich in January 2008.

On 4.4.08 Charlie scored a first half hat-trick in the space of 12 minutes as Dulwich beat visitors Sittingbourne 6-1 and by the end of the 2007/08 campaign he'd managed ten goals from only 16 league outings (four as sub). Charlie also started 2008/09 at Dulwich but only featured twice in the Isthmian League before leaving the club before the end of 2008. He didn't play anywhere else during the remainder of the season.

In the summer of 2009 Charlie turned up at Grays and after playing in some of their friendlies - including a 4-2 win at Margate on 18.7.09 - he was signed by the Conference club for the 2009/10 campaign proper. Charlie scored once from 12 outings (nine as sub) for Grays before moving on to Sutton in November 2009.

He was recommended to the Isthmian League Premier Division club by their striker Steve Watts who'd played with Charlie at Fisher and he went on to score 13 goals from 33 appearances for Sutton during the remainder of the 2009/10 season.

In July 2010 Charlie featured in a friendly for Bristol City and he then played for Premier Division newcomers Croydon Athletic in their first Isthmian League game of the season at Folkestone on 21.8.10. Croydon won 2-0 but it was Charlie's only appearance for the club.

At the end of August 2010 he was signed by League Two club Barnet on a two-year contract and reports suggested Charlie had joined the Bees from Sutton, despite having recently played for Croydon. It turned out that he'd still been under contract to Sutton when he'd turned out for Croydon and they were later docked three points for having fielded Charlie when another club held his Isthmian League registration.

Having moved into the Football League at the age of 24 Charlie made his debut for Barnet as a substitute in a 2-2 draw at Morecambe on 25.9.10 and he made his first start in a 2-0 home win over Hereford on 2.10.10. Charlie got his first goal when he came on as sub to grab a last-minute equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury at Underhill on 15.1.11 but he didn't score again during 2010/11 and finished the season having made 19 first team appearances, mostly as a substitute.

Charlie was a regular in Barnet's matchday squads during the 2011/12 campaign although he was generally used as a substitute once again. In October 2011 he was given a three match suspension after admitting spitting at an opponent during a mass brawl that followed a 2-1 home win over Aldershot on 15.10.11 and on 7.2.12 Charlie was sent off during a 1-0 defeat at Swindon in the Football League Trophy. He scored three times in 25 outings for the Bees during 2011/12 before leaving the club by mutual consent towards the end of the season.

Early in September 2012 Charlie signed for Conference South club Eastbourne Borough and in October 2012 he moved on to Billericay Town.

'Ricay's manager Craig Edwards said "Charlie was with me at Dulwich and Grays. He's a terrific lad." and on 13.10.12 Charlie scored on his debut in a 3-1 home win over Dorchester in the Conference South.

His uncle Andy Ansah played over 200 Football League games for the likes of Southend and Brighton during the 1990's.










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