Sean Hankin

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Sean Hankin

Appearances: 3 Goals: 0

Date / Year of birth: 28th February 1981

Position: Left-back

Season of first appearance: 2003/04

Season of last appearance: 2003/04

Also played for: Crystal Palace (0+1,0), Torquay United (50+2,1), Hornchurch, Northwich Victoria, Crawley Town, Lewes, St.Albans City, Llanelli (Wales), Farnborough Town, Basingstoke Town, Fleet Town, AFC Totton and Badshot Lea

5' 11" tall left-sided defender born in Camberley, London who started his career as a trainee with Crystal Palace, joining the club in 1998 aged 17. Sean progressed through the Eagles' youth ranks to the first team squad and on 7.3.00 he made his senior debut as a substitute in a 0-0 draw with Bolton at Selhurst Park. He took to the field after only 15 minutes following an injury to Simon Rodger. It turned out to be his only first team appearance for Palace.

In October 2001 Sean was loaned to Torquay and made his debut for them in a 1-0 defeat at Bristol City on 16.10.01. In his second outing on 23.10.01 he was sent off as Torquay lost 2-0 at Mansfield. In December 2001 Sean's move became a permanent one and he finished the 2001/02 campaign having played 29 first team games for Torquay without scoring.

He made a good start to 2002/03 and scored in a 4-3 defeat at York on 17.8.02 but Sean's first full season with Torquay was blighted by injuries and in early February 2003 he was forced to have an operation on a shin problem. He didn't feature again during the last three months of the campaign and Sean had made 21 appearances before his season was curtailed.

He stayed with Torquay for the start of 2003/04 and played twice in the opening weeks of the campaign. Sean's second appearance was in a 1-1 draw with his old club Crystal Palace in a League Cup tie on 12.8.03 and it turned out to be his final game for Torquay. Towards the end of September 2003 manager Leroy Rosenior released him and said "In a perfect world without salary-capping we would probably have offered Sean something, but that is not open to us." He'd made just over 50 appearances for the club.

After leaving Torquay Sean made two appearances for Hornchurch before signing for Margate at the start of October 2003.

He made his debut at left wing-back in a 1-1 draw at Telford in the Conference on 4.10.03 and the Thanet Times praised Sean's "cultured left foot and accurate set-pieces". He also started Margate's next Conference game - a 4-0 defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge on 7.10.03 - but was sent off in the last minute after picking up a second yellow card. On 11.10.03 Sean made what turned out to be his last appearance in a 2-0 win over Leigh at Dover and after serving a ban for his red card he left Margate a few weeks later.

In November 2003 Sean joined Northwich but after playing as they lost 4-1 at home to Woking in the Conference on 22.11.03 he was released.

At the end of December 2003 he was signed by Crawley and Sean went on to play a key role as the Sussex club won the Southern League Premier Division and Southern League Cup double. Despite struggling with a knee injury he then made 32 league and cup appearances for Crawley during 2004/05 and scored one goal as they achieved a mid-table finish in the Conference but in May 2005 Sean was released.

He joined Lewes for the start of the 2005/06 campaign but in October 2005 Sean moved on to St.Albans.

After making just five appearances for St.Albans he was released in November 2005.

In December 2005 Sean signed for Welsh Premier League club Llanelli but his stay there was very brief and within days he joined Farnborough of the Conference South.

He went on to make 19 appearances (five as sub) and scored two goals for Farnborough during the remainder of 2005/06. Sean then played 32 times (four as sub) and scored three times during the 2006/07 season.

In May 2007 he moved on to Basingstoke, also of the Conference South, and Sean went on to make 98 appearances (eight as sub) there, scoring five goals, before joining Isthmian League Division 1 South outfit Fleet in November 2010.

Sean's move to the Hampshire club was on a dual-registration basis with Basingstoke but after his spell with Fleet he didn't play for Basingstoke again before being released by them in March 2011.

At the end of March 2011 Sean signed for AFC Totton as they closed in on the Southern League Division 1 South & West and he then played in some of the club's friendlies ahead of the 2011/12 campaign.

Sean ended up moving on to Badshot Lea of the Combined Counties League for the start of the 2011/12 season proper and he was sent off three times before the end of November 2011.










2003/04 (MFC)

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     Margate demoted to new Conference South due to ground issues.