Jacob Erskine

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Jacob Erskine

Appearances: 5 Goals: 2

Date / Year of birth: 13th January 1989

Position: Centre-back

Season of first appearance: 2008/09

Season of last appearance: 2008/09

Also played for: Croydon Athletic, Dagenham & Redbridge (0), Wingate & Finchley, Tooting & Mitcham United, Maidstone United, Redbridge, Sutton United, Dorchester Town, Gillingham (1+5,0), Bromley, Bishop's Stortford, Concord Rangers, Forest Green Rovers, Swindon Supermarine, Ebbsfleet United, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Dartford, Whitehawk and Maidenhead United

Powerful, versatile 6' 1" tall player born in Lambeth who started his career with Isthmian League Division 1 South club Croydon Athletic and scored once from 12 league appearances (three as sub) there during the 2006/07 campaign. Jacob's goal came in a 4-3 home win over Godalming on 20.3.06.

In the summer of 2007 he was signed by League Two outfit Dagenham & Redbridge and in October 2007 they loaned Jacob to Wingate & Finchley.

He only played once for the Isthmian League Division 1 North club but scored as they drew 1-1 at Wivenhoe on 13.10.07.

In December 2007 Jacob was given a two-year professional contract by Dagenham & Redbridge and he was then loaned to Tooting & Mitcham before the end of 2007.

He scored twice from six Isthmian League Division 1 South outings for Tooting before returning to the Daggers in January 2008.

In February 2008 Jacob was sent out on loan again and spent the remainder of the 2007/08 season with Isthmian League Premier Division outfit Maidstone. He made 15 appearances (one as sub) and scored four goals for the Stones including one in a 2-1 defeat against Margate at Sittingbourne on 1.3.08.

Dagenham & Redbridge farmed Jacob out to Isthmian League Division 1 North side Redbridge for the start of the 2008/09 campaign and he scored twice on his debut as they won 4-0 at Hillingdon on 16.8.08. He went on to notch up eight goals from 16 outings (one as sub) before going back to Victoria Road early in November 2008.

Jacob's next loan spell saw him join Margate towards the end of November 2008 and although he generally played as a striker Dagenham & Redbridge asked Margate to use him as a defender during his month with the club.

Jacob made his debut at centre-back in a 2-1 defeat against Maidstone at Sittingbourne in the Kent Senior Cup on 25.11.08 and he started each of Margate's next four games. On 2.12.08 he scored twice in a 3-2 defeat at Dartford in the Isthmian League Cup despite playing in defence and his first goal was a thumping header from a Wayne Wilson free-kick. After four outings at centre-back Jacob switched to the number two shirt as Margate beat Harlow 3-0 in an Isthmian League Premier Division game at Hartsdown Park on 20.12.08 and that was his last appearance before returning to Dagenham.

In January 2009 the Daggers loaned Jacob to Sutton but he picked up an ankle injury on his debut - a 0-0 draw at Canvey Island in the Premier Division on 24.1.09 - and didn't play again.

He was loaned out yet again in March 2009, joining Conference South club Dorchester, and Jacob finished the 2008/09 campaign there before being released by Dagenham & Redbridge having never made a senior appearance.

In June 2009 he linked up with Conference South outfit Bromley but at the start of August 2009 - before the start of the 2009/10 season proper - Jacob was signed by League One club Gillingham after impressing playing in a friendly for Bromley against them.

On 8.8.09 he made his debut for the Gills as an 89th minute substitute in a 5-0 home win over Swindon and Jacob also played the last five minutes of a 2-1 defeat at Colchester on 18.8.09. He made his first start on 1.9.09 in a Football League Trophy tie against Colchester at Priestfield and was replaced after 67 minutes as Gillingham went on to win on penalties after the match finished 1-1 after extra time. Jacob made three more sub appearances before being loaned back to Bromley in October 2009.

He scored once from five outings for Bromley during a month with the club and then returned to Priestfield in November 2009.

Having returned to Gillingham Jacob couldn't break into the first team again and in February 2010 he had a loan spell with Bishop's Stortford of the Conference South.

Almost immediately after going back to the Gills Jacob was loaned out to his original club Croydon Athletic in March 2010 and he scored once from ten Isthmian League Division 1 South outings there up to the end of the 2009/10 season.

Jacob was released by Gillingham in May 2010 after their relegation to League Two and after a few months out of football he resurfaced at Concord Rangers in September 2010.

He scored once from nine Isthmian League Premier Division outings (six as sub) for the Canvey Island-based club and also found the net in an FA Trophy tie at Tonbridge before signing for Forest Green in January 2011.

Immediately after joining the Conference outfit Jacob was loaned out to Southern League Premier Division side Swindon Supermarine and in February 2011 he moved on to Ebbsfleet having never played a first team game for Forest Green.

Jacob spent the remainder of 2010/11 at Ebbsfleet and helped them win promotion from the Conference South. He played in some of their friendlies in the summer of 2011 but also featured in pre-season games for his old club Bromley before signing for Conference South outfit Hampton & Richmond Borough on the eve of the 2011/12 season.

Jacob made his debut for the Beavers as they lost 2-1 at home to Bromley on 13.8.11 and in October 2011 he was released by the club having scored four goals during his time there.

A few days after leaving Hampton & Richmond Jacob joined Dartford as a replacement for their recently departed striker Charlie Sheringham and he went on to score 17 goals from 39 outings (five as sub) in all competitions before the end of the 2011/12 campaign. Jacob bagged a hat-trick in a 4-2 home win over Boston in the FA Trophy on 14.1.12 and his goalscoring form helped the Darts to win promotion from the Conference South.

He stayed with Dartford for the 2012/13 season too and Jacob scored his first Conference goal for the club in a 5-1 win over Alfreton at Princes Park on 1.9.12. He was released by the Darts at the end of April 2013.

In the summer of 2013 Jacob featured in friendlies for Southend but in August 2013 he signed for Conference South club Whitehawk.

In October 2013 Jacob moved on to Maidenhead, also of the Conference South, and he was still with the club at the start of the 2014/15 season.

His actual first name was Emmanuel.










2008/09 (MFC)

5 (46)








     Margate finished in relegation position but were reprieved and remained in the Isthmian League Premier Division.