Luke Garrard

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Luke Garrard

Appearances: 5 Goals: 0
Clean Sheets: 0

Date / Year of birth: 17th March 1979

Position: Goalkeeper

Season of first appearance: 2009/10

Season of last appearance: 2009/10

Also played for: Tooting & Mitcham United, Walton Casuals, Aldershot Town, Bracknell Town, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Walton & Hersham, Molesey, Croydon Athletic, Kingstonian and Metropolitan Police

Goalkeeper who started his career with Tooting & Mitcham where he made seven appearances (two as sub) during the early part of the 1998/99 campaign when the club were in the Isthmian League Division 2.

Luke moved on to Walton Casuals later in the season and then had a short spell with Bracknell where he played twice before finishing 1998/99 with Aldershot. He made one Isthmian League Premier Division appearance for them in April 1999.

Luke spent the 1999/00 campaign with Hampton & Richmond and then linked up with Walton & Hersham in the summer of 2000.

He made 23 Isthmian League Division 1 appearances for the Swans during 2000/01 and Luke then featured 33 times (once as sub) in the league during the 2001/02 season. He left Walton & Hersham during the first half of 2002/03 and then had a spell out of senior football.

In the summer of 2004 Luke joined Molesey and played in 40 Isthmian League Division 1 games for them during 2004/05.

His next move took him to Croydon Athletic in the summer of 2005 and Luke was their first-choice keeper for the whole of the 2005/06 campaign, making 43 Division 1 appearances.

In June 2006 he signed for Kingstonian and for the three seasons from 2006/07 to 2008/09 inclusive Luke was a fixture in the K's side. He'd made over 150 appearances for the club by the time he was loaned to Metropolitan Police in January 2010.

Luke played twice for the Met in the Isthmian League Division 1 South before briefly returning to Kingstonian.

At the start of February 2010 he joined Margate on loan and Luke made his debut in a 3-2 defeat against Hendon in an Isthmian League Premier Division game at Hartsdown Park on 6.2.10. He then started each of the next four matches and on 13.2.10 Luke saved a penalty in a 1-0 defeat at AFC Hornchurch.

The Isle of Thanet Gazette blamed him for two "howlers" as Margate lost 3-1 at home to Billericay on 16.2.10 and said Luke "blew up spectacularly". The paper noted that Billericay's second goal came about after Luke had "ponced about with a backpass" which resulted in him being dispossessed and a visiting player scoring. Luke was then beaten by a tame long-range shot for the third Ricay goal and the Gazette said it "somehow went right through him". However the paper qualified its criticism by adding that Luke "actually made two or three decent saves, and, to be honest, he was no worse than some of the other players out there".

Luke's last outing for Margate came in a 2-1 home defeat against Canvey Island at Hartsdown Park on 20.2.10 and he then returned to Kingstonian for the remainder of the 2009/10 season.

In June 2010 he rejoined his first club Tooting & Mitcham but Luke only featured in three Isthmian League Premier Division games there before being released. He then dropped out of senior football.

During the 2012/13 campaign Luke did some coaching at Corinthian Casuals.

His older brother Brett captained England's Hockey team and won over 100 caps for his country as well as captaining the UK side for whom he appeared in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.









2009/10 (MFC)

5 (51)








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