Mark Goodfellow

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Mark Goodfellow

Appearances: 7+1 Goals: 1

Date / Year of birth: 5th June 1981

Position: Centre-back

Season of first appearance: 2007/08

Season of last appearance: 2007/08

Also played for: Chelsea (0), Leyton Orient (0), Purfleet, Thurrock, Welling United, Tonbridge Angels and AFC Hornchurch

London-born defender who started his career as a junior at Chelsea. Mark spent eight years there as a youngster before moving on to Leyton Orient.

He played alongside future Margate player Chris Wild in the O's reserves during the 2000/01 season and in March 2001 Mark dropped into non-league football to join Purfleet of the Isthmian League Premier Division.

He went on to spend over five years with the Essex club and former Margate legend Martin Buglione was one of Mark's team-mates during the early part of his stay at Ship Lane. Mark won both the Players' and Supporters' 'Player of the Year' awards at Purfleet for the 2002/03 campaign and in the summer of 2003 the club changed its name to Thurrock.

Mark fractured an ankle in March 2004 but recovered to play regularly again during the 2004/05 season, Thurrock's first in the Conference South. In October 2005 he was sent off in a 3-0 defeat at Woking in the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup and Mark was so angry about his dismissal that he punched his way through a window in the changing room and ended up having to have stitches in his hand. He left Thurrock at the end of the 2005/06 campaign having made well over 200 appearances for the club in its two guises.

In July 2006 Mark signed for Conference South outfit Welling on a one-year contract and he played over 30 times for the Wings during 2006/07.

He moved on to Tonbridge of the Isthmian League Premier Division for the start of the 2007/08 season but Mark didn't make his debut for the Angels until 2.10.07 when he scored in a 3-0 win at Maldon in an FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round replay. He'd been troubled with injuries until then and continued to struggle for fitness over the course of the next two months. Mark didn't play for Tonbridge again and at the start of January 2008 he signed for Margate.

Player-manager Robin Trott spoke to the Isle of Thanet Gazette in the wake of Mark's arrival and said "He's not played for a while but no one knows what his injury is. He's had a cortisone injection in his ankle but the experts can't find anything wrong with it. He's decent and will do a job in this league - a 100 per cent, no-nonsense centre-half."

Mark made his debut at centre-back in a 2-1 win over Ashford (Middlesex) in the Isthmian League Premier Division at Hartsdown Park on 5.1.08 and then scored in his next outing - a 4-2 home win over Carshalton on 19.1.08. He started each of the next five matches but after featuring in a 3-1 win over visitors Staines on 16.2.08 Mark missed five games due to injury.

He made a comeback as a substitute in a 3-3 draw with Wealdstone at Hartsdown Park on 22.3.08 but that turned out to be Mark's final appearance for Margate. He was released a few days later having scored once from eight outings (one as sub) and Robin Trott told the Thanet Times it was for budgetary reasons whilst adding "He wasn't playing to his full potential."

After a short spell out of football Mark linked up with AFC Hornchurch in June 2008 and he played regularly during the 2008/09 campaign, making 37 Isthmian League Premier Division appearances (two as sub) for the Urchins and scoring once. Mark's goal came in a 2-0 win over Margate at Hartsdown Park on 6.9.08. He then played 23 league games (three as sub) without scoring during the first half of the 2009/10 season before Hornchurch released him in February 2010. Mark then retired from football a few months before his 29th birthday.

In 2012 he was a partner in an accountancy firm based near Tonbridge.










2007/08 (MFC)

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