Gary Hewitt

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Gary Hewitt

Appearances: 46 Goals: 5

Date / Year of birth: 21st August 1963

Position: Winger

Season of first appearance: 1989/90

Season of last appearance: 1989/90

Also played for: Gateway, Erith & Belvedere, Dulwich Hamlet, Hendon, Hornchurch, Gravesend & Northfleet, Bromley, Wimbledon (0) and Croydon Athletic

Skilful winger who started his career with Kent County League outfit Gateway before moving on to Erith & Belvedere for the 1982/83 campaign. Gary then switched to Dulwich during the season.

He stayed at Dulwich for 1983/84 and then joined Hendon in the summer of 1984.

Gary's next move took him to Hornchurch for a brief spell towards the end of 1985 before he linked up with Gravesend & Northfleet for the 1985/86 season.

He went on to make 29 appearances (one as sub) for the Fleet, scoring once, and then moved to Bromley for 1986/87. During the season Gary had a short spell at Wimbledon before going back to Bromley.

During 1987/88 Gary scored for Bromley at Kingstonian and it was the last goal at their old Richmond Road ground. He then won Bromley's 'Supporters Player of the Year' and 'Players Player of the Year' awards for the 1988/89 campaign.

In the summer of 1989 Gary followed Bromley manager Trevor Ford to Margate and made his debut on 15.8.89 in a 3-1 win over Ramsgate at Hartsdown - the annual Isle of Thanet Gazette Cup game. He was a fixture in the side on the right wing after that and the Gazette said his "jinking runs often posed problems for the visiting defence" during a 1-0 defeat at home to Hythe on 28.8.89. On 9.9.89 Gary scored his first goal direct from a corner in a 2-1 defeat at Salisbury and he then starred as Margate beat Corinthian 1-0 in a Southern League Cup tie at Hartsdown on 12.9.89. The Gazette said that Gary "turned the Corinthian defence inside out" and the article also described him as being "talented". In its report on Margate's 1-1 draw with Ashford on 21.10.89 the Thanet Times described a typical piece of play from Gary, saying that he "bemused four men in a Stanley Matthews-type run down the left" and possessed "silky skills". The same paper said that Gary was "a constant menace" during a 3-1 win at Hastings on 28.10.89 and he scored an excellent goal with a free-kick from just outside the penalty area. Gary's form dipped as the season progressed and on 24.3.90 he played his last game for Margate in a 1-1 draw at Andover. It was his 46th appearance and he was released after the match. Gary scored five goals before departing.

Gary returned to Bromley after leaving Hartsdown Park and then went back to Erith & Belvedere in October 1990.

Later in the 1990/91 season he rejoined Dulwich and Gary went on to spend over ten years there. He was the club's 'Player of the Year' for both the 1993/94 and 1995/96 seasons and by the time he joined Croydon Athletic in August 2001 Gary had made over 400 appearances for Dulwich.

After making three Isthmian League appearances for Croydon during 2001/02 Gary retired aged 38.

During the 2005/06 campaign he was assistant manager of Bromley's reserve side but Gary left his post at the end of the season.

He later played for Runwell Hospital in the Essex Veterans Football League alongside former Margate defender Gary Blackford.

Gary lived in Strood and worked as a postman during his time with Margate.









1989/90 (MFC)

46 (59)