Micky Dingwall

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Micky Dingwall

Appearances: 1 Goals: 0

Date / Year of birth: 2nd January 1956

Position: Striker

Season of first appearance: 1990/91

Season of last appearance: 1990/91

Also played for: Barking, Leytonstone-Ilford, Maidstone United, Dartford, Redbridge Forest, Gravesend & Northfleet, Bromley, Boreham Wood, Harlow Town, Clapton and Saffron Walden Town

Burly 5' 11" tall striker born in Stevenage who didn't take up football until he was 21. Micky started his career with Barking where he made his first team debut during the 1977/78 season. He scored ten goals during the campaign. During 1978/79 he scored 17 times and notched a hat-trick in a 5-3 win at Chelmsford on 8.2.79. Micky then bagged 16 goals for Barking during the 1979/80 campaign despite sometimes playing as a central defender. Towards the end of 1980 Micky joined Leytonstone-Ilford who paid a club record £2,500 for his services. He'd scored 48 goals in a total of 139 appearances (17 as sub) for Barking.

He was always amongst the goals for Leytonstone-Ilford and got 32 during the 1981/82 season when he played in each of the club's 68 games.

In July 1983 Micky joined Maidstone for £3,500 and went on to score nine Alliance Premier League goals during 1983/84. He got four more goals during the early part of the 1984/85 campaign before another £3,500 fee took him to Dartford in November 1984.

Micky scored seven goals for the Darts during the remainder of 1984/85 and another nine during the 1985/86 season before Leytonstone-Ilford resigned him for £2,500 in March 1986.

Despite being hit by injuries Micky scored 13 goals during 1986/87 and had a loan spell back at Barking towards the end of the 1987/88 campaign.

During 1988/89 he got 17 goals for Leytonstone-Ilford before the club changed their name to Redbridge Forest for the 1989/90 season. Towards the end of 1990/91 Micky joined Gravesend & Northfleet on loan and made three appearances there as a centre-back before joining Margate in another loan deal in March 1991.

Micky's first appearance in a Margate shirt was in a friendly against his old club Maidstone at Hartsdown Park on 12.3.91 and on 23.3.91 he made his full debut in a 0-0 draw at Dunstable. The Thanet Times said that he "displayed some neat touches" up front but it turned out to be Micky's only appearance as he opted to join Bromley, again on loan from Redbridge, for the remainder of 1990/91. According to Margate's programme it was an "offer he couldn't refuse".

In the summer of 1991 Micky left Redbridge having made over 350 appearances for the club in its various guises and he joined Boreham Wood for the start of the 1991/92 campaign. He had a spell as their player-manager during 1992/93 and then moved to Harlow for the 1993/94 season, by then Micky usually played in defence.

He started 1994/95 at Clapton but by early 1995 Micky had linked up with Saffron Walden - he was 39 by then and at the end of the season he retired.

Micky was a teacher and he was selected for two tours with Middlesex Wanderers.

He sadly died from a brain tumour on 2.6.05 aged only 49.









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