Lloyd Blackman

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Lloyd Blackman

Appearances: 34+7 Goals: 16

Date / Year of birth: 24th September 1983

Position: Striker

Season of first appearance: 2009/10

Season of last appearance: 2009/10

Also played for: Brentford (1+4,0), Scarborough, Chelmsford City, Cambridge City, Farnborough Town, Woking, Bishop's Stortford, Bromley, Crawley Town, Llanelli, Welling United, Folkestone Invicta, Maidstone United, Carshalton Athletic, Whitstable Town, Hythe Town, Chatham Town and Ashford United

Bustling 5' 10" tall striker born in Ashford, Middlesex who started his career as a trainee at Brentford. Lloyd progressed through the Bees' youth ranks and made his first team debut aged 19 in a 5-1 defeat at Peterborough in League Two on 28.9.02. It was his only senior outing of the 2002/03 season.

At the start of the 2003/04 campaign Lloyd featured as a substitute in three first team matches before being loaned to Conference club Scarborough in September 2003. He made seven appearances there (one as sub) and his last game for the club was in a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Margate on 18.10.03. The Thanet Times said he was "guilty of wasting several of Boro's best chances".

Later in October 2003 Lloyd was loaned to Chelmsford where he scored several goals before going back to Griffin Park towards the end of December 2003.

In January 2004 Lloyd made one more sub appearance for Brentford and in March 2004 he embarked on another loan spell - at Cambridge City.

He was released by Brentford at the end of the 2003/04 season.

Lloyd joined Farnborough for the start of the 2004/05 campaign and scored five goals from 25 outings (one as sub) for them during the season.

In the summer of 2005 he moved on to Woking where he made 35 appearances (21 as sub) and scored twice during 2005/06. Lloyd featured as a substitute for the Cards as they lost 2-0 to Grays in the FA Trophy Final at West Ham's Upton Park.

He had trials with Cambridge City, Forest Green and Stevenage during the summer of 2006 but Lloyd ended up starting the 2006/07 campaign proper with Conference South club Bishop's Stortford. He scored once from five outings (two as sub) there and then signed for Bromley in September 2006.

On 21.11.06 Lloyd was sent off as Bromley lost 3-1 to visitors Margate in an Isthmian League Premier Division match and his dismissal was as a result of what the Isle of Thanet Gazette called ""a nasty two-footed challenge" on Jay Saunders. In all Lloyd scored five goals for Bromley before stepping up to join Conference outfit Crawley in December 2006.

He made 16 appearances (seven as sub) without scoring for the Sussex club before the end of the 2006/07 season.

In July 2007 Lloyd had a short spell with Welsh club Llanelli and played in the Intertoto Cup for them before joining Welling ahead of the 2007/08 campaign in England.

His next move saw him join Folkestone from Welling in January 2008 and Lloyd scored three goals from 17 appearances for Invicta during the remainder of 2007/08.

In the summer of 2008 he played in two friendlies for Margate, initially appearing in a 3-1 win at Deal on 17.7.08 and then scoring in a 2-1 win over Erith & Belvedere at Welling on 29.7.08. However Lloyd ended up joining Maidstone for the start of the 2008/09 season proper.

He scored 11 goals from 42 Isthmian League Premier Division outings (eight as sub) for the Stones during the campaign and also managed three cup goals. Lloyd's tally included strikes in a 2-1 home win over Margate in the Kent Senior Cup on 25.11.08 at Bourne Park, Sittingbourne and Maidstone's goal in a 1-1 draw with Margate, also at Bourne Park, on 21.3.09. Lloyd left the Stones at the end of 2008/09 after they were unable to offer him the same deal for the new season.

At the start of July 2009 he signed for Margate and manager Terry Yorath told the Your Thanet website "he has been training with us at the club for the last few weeks. We did not have an abundance of strikers at the club and he has proved himself in this league by playing for Maidstone and scoring goals." Yorath also told the Thanet Times "Lloyd will give us more of a physical presence. He's got good touch on the ball and we hope he'll contribute goals."

On 21.7.09 he scored twice as Margate beat Canterbury 5-0 in a friendly at Hartsdown Park and Lloyd also notched up one other goal during the pre-season fixtures. A few days before the start of the 2009/10 campaign Terry Yorath told the Isle of Thanet Gazette "Lloyd's been fantastic since he's been with the club. I'm delighted with what he's done but we need support for him."

He made his competitive debut on 28.7.09 as Margate took on Ramsgate at Hartsdown Park in the first leg of a tie played for the Isle of Thanet Gazette Cup and Lloyd got off to a great start by scoring the only goal of the game. He also found the net in the second leg at Southwood on 1.8.09 - a match that finished 1-1. Lloyd could have doubled his tally but had a penalty saved.

On 24.8.09 he was officially credited with his first two Isthmian League Premier Division goals in a 3-0 win at Aveley but one of them was actually a clear own goal. Lloyd then scored from the penalty spot in a 2-2 draw at Ashford (Middlesex) on 5.9.09 to take his tally for the season to five from his first eight outings for Margate.

By the time Lloyd notched up his sixth goal in a 2-1 win over Hendon at Wembley FC on 22.9.09 he'd become Margate's captain and his strike won the game with just three minutes remaining. Four days later he hit the bar with a penalty in a 0-0 home draw with AFC Hornchurch but on 3.10.09 Lloyd scored in stoppage time to give Margate a 2-1 win over Kingstonian at Hartsdown Park.

During November 2009 he took his goal tally to nine with penalties in a 2-1 defeat at Hastings on 7.11.09 and a 4-3 win at Waltham Abbey on 17.11.09. His spot-kick in the latter game won the match for Margate and came deep into injury-time.

Lloyd made it ten goals for the season when he struck in a 2-2 draw with Harrow at Hartsdown Park on 5.12.09 and he also scored in Margate's next game - a 3-3 draw at Bognor on 12.12.09. Lloyd's last goal of 2009 secured a 1-0 win over his old club Maidstone at Ashford on Boxing Day so he ended the year having found the net 12 times.

Having previously been a regular in the side Lloyd found himself on the subs bench for a match against Horsham at Horsham YMCA on 23.1.10 but he came on to dramatic effect with nine minutes left, scoring in injury-time to ensure Margate got a point as the game finished 3-3. It was the third time he'd struck in stoppage time during the season. He was restored to the starting line-up for a Kent Senior Cup tie against visitors Chatham on 26.1.10 but Lloyd had a penalty saved - his third failure from the spot - as Margate won 1-0.

On 6.2.10 he scored in a 3-2 home defeat against Hendon and on 16.2.10 Lloyd was on target for the 15th time in a 3-1 defeat against Billericay at Hartsdown Park. He then failed to find the net in his next three starts and after a 3-0 defeat against visitors Waltham Abbey on 6.3.10 he was dropped by new manager Iain O'Connell. Lloyd then came on as a substitute in four of the next five matches but after featuring in a 1-0 win at Dartford on 23.3.10 he didn't play any part in Margate's next six games.

He returned to action as a substitute in a 3-2 home defeat against Aveley on 10.4.10 and after making one more sub appearance Lloyd was back in the side from the start as Margate took on Hastings at Hartsdown Park on 24.4.10 - the last match of the season and one that had to be won to finish fourth bottom and avoid relegation. After 31 minutes Lloyd scored what turned out to be the only goal of the game with a smart finish and thus ensured Margate would maintain their Premier League status, despite finishing in the drop zone. In its report on the match the Thanet Times praised Lloyd for his efforts but added "whether he'll be around next season is a different matter...in fairness he's never been a prolific scorer and it wasn't his fault he was put on big money".

The paper turned out to be right and having top scored with 16 goals from 41 outings (seven as sub) during 2009/10 Lloyd was released at the end of April 2010. The Thanet Times said he "never won over the fans and it was clear when he spent the final few weeks of Blues' drop fight on the bench that he didn't feature in O'Connell's plans".

In the summer of 2010 Lloyd signed for Carshalton but he only made eight appearances (six as sub) in the Isthmian League Premier Division for them and didn't score before moving on to Whitstable in November 2010.

Lloyd went on to captain the Oystermen and he scored six times in 24 Isthmian League Division 1 South outings during the remainder of the 2010/11 campaign. He also scored twice in cup ties.

In May 2011 Lloyd joined Division 1 South newcomers Hythe as a non-contract player and their manager Scott Porter told the Kentish Football website "He's proven in the Ryman Premier and the Ryman South. It's a good signing. He's a good lad, a workhorse, (with) a heart of gold and he'll be a great asset for the squad." Lloyd scored twice from 14 appearances (ten as sub) for Hythe before leaving the club at the end of October 2011.

He then contacted Ramsgate's manager Jimmy Ward with a view to linking up with the Rams but Ward told the Isle of Thanet Gazette he didn't want Lloyd and in November 2011 he signed for Chatham.

Lloyd scored on his debut as Chatham drew 2-2 at Ware in the Isthmian League Division 1 North on 12.11.11 and he spent the remainder of the 2011/12 campaign with the club. He scored seven league goals from 23 outings and also found the net once in cup ties.

In July 2012 Lloyd returned to Hythe as player-coach and Scott Porter told Kent Online "I've brought him in mainly to help with the coaching but he'll play when required. He's passionate, knows a lot about the game and has a good football brain." Lloyd only made four substitute appearances in Division 1 South during 2012/13 but he stayed with Hythe for the 2013/14 season too, scoring once from nine outings as a substitute.

In May 2014 Lloyd dropped down to the Southern Counties East League when he joined Ashford United as player-coach / assistant manager to Paul Chambers.









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