Andy Owens

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Andy Owens
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Owens playing for Connah's Quay Nomads
Personal information
Full name Andrew James Owens[citation needed]
Date of birth (1989-10-15) 15 October 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Connah's Quay Nomads
Youth career
2005–2006 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Stoke City 0 (0)
2009–2010 Stafford Rangers 7 (3)
2009–2010 Altrincham 2 (0)
2010–2011 Rhyl 7 (0)
2011–2012 Accrington Stanley 3 (0)
2012–2012 Southport 39 (4)
2012–2013 Mansfield Town 2 (0)
2012–2013 Southport (loan) 22 (5)
2013–2015 AFC Telford United 54 (7)
2013–2014 Barrow (loan) 3 (1)
2014–2015 Stockport County (loan) 6 (0)
2015–2016 Marine 27 (5)
2016–2017 Stalybridge Celtic
2017 Altrincham 14 (2)
2017–2018 Skelmersdale United[1] 20 (11)
2018– Connah's Quay Nomads 11 (2)
National team
2012– England C 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:37, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Andrew James Owens (born 15 October 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Connah's Quay Nomads.

Career

Born in Liverpool, Owens began his career with his home town club Liverpool but later moved to Stoke City. After being released by Stoke he spent time with Stafford Rangers and Altrincham, before joining Welsh Premier League side Rhyl. He made his debut in a 3–1 defeat to Bangor City.[2]

A former member of the Glenn Hoddle Academy,[3] Owens spent time on trial with Morecambe before joining Accrington Stanley in August 2010.[4] He made his debut for the club on 21 August 2010 in a Football League Two clash with Macclesfield Town which ended in a 3–0 home win at the Crown Ground, coming on as a second-half substitute for Sean Hessey.[5]

It was announced by Accrington on 23 May that he would be released at the end of June 2011 when his current contract expired.[6] He went on to join Southport on 13 July 2011 and made his competitive club debut on 13 August 2011 on the first day of the 2011–12 season.[7] During his time at Southport, Owens began to play as a forward, having previously played as a defender.[8]

In June 2012 he signed for Mansfield Town.[9]

In November 2012 Owens re-joined Southport on loan from Mansfield Town until January.

In June 2013 he joined AFC Telford United, linking up with Liam Watson, who had previously managed Owens at Southport. He scored his first goal for Telford away to Brackley in a 1-1 draw. On 26 April 2014 he won promotion to the Conference Premier with Telford after they clinched the Conference North title on the final game of the season. He spent periods out on loan at Barrow, Stockport County and Marine, and later joined Marine on a permanent basis.

In June 2016, he signed for Stalybridge Celtic and scored on his debut against Boston United. He left the club in December 2016, having scored 7 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions.

Following his departure from Stalybridge. he signed forms with Buxton[10], but left for Altrincham days later. He made his debut for the Robins on New Years Day 2017, scoring in a 1-1 draw against FC United.[11]

In January 2018, Owens returned to the Welsh Premier League with Connah's Quay Nomads.[12] Owens played a key role in Connah's Quays successful 2017-18 Welsh Cup campaign, scoring a hat trick against Bangor City in the semi finals[13], and scoring against Aberystwyth Town in the final.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Andy Owens - First Team - Skelmersdale United F.C." pitchero.com. Retrieved 14 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Bangor's ex-Lillies sink arch-rivals Rhyl". welsh-premier.com. 7 February 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Accrington Stanley weigh up move for Hoddle Academy starlet". Lancashire Telegraph. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Barrow 5 Morecambe 0". Morecambe F.C. 20 July 2010. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Accrington Stanley 3–0 Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 21 August 2010. Archived from the original on 24 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Accrington Stanley release seven". Lancashire Telegraph. 23 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Southport 2–2 Lincoln City". BBC Sport. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  8. ^ https://www.shropshirestar.com/sport/football/afc-telford-united/2014/03/08/andy-owens-is-proving-a-hit-up-top-for-afc-telford/
  9. ^ "Cox sigs defensive duo". Mansfield Town FC. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ http://www.evostikleague.co.uk/the-christmas-transfer-list-34485
  11. ^ http://www.altrinchamfc.co.uk/170101fr.htm
  12. ^ "Striker Owens signs for Connah's Quay". welsh-premier.com. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  13. ^ https://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/connahs-quay-nomads-6-bangor-14504585
  14. ^ https://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/aberystwyth-town-1-connahs-quay-14623673

External links

  • Andrew Owens at Soccerbase
  • Welsh Premier profile
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