Matt Jay

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Matt Jay
Personal information
Full name Matthew Jay[1]
Date of birth (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Torbay, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Exeter City
Number 17
Youth career
2003–2013 Exeter City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Exeter City 40 (4)
2014–15 Weston-super-Mare (loan) 5 (1)
2015 Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 6 (2)
2016 Truro City (loan) 20 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:50, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Matthew William Jay (born 27 February 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Exeter City in League Two.

Early life and education

Jay was born in Torbay in Devon and he attended South Dartmoor Community College.

Playing career

Exeter City

Jay made his professional debut for Exeter in a 2–0 loss to Wycombe in the Football League Trophy at St James Park on 3 September 2013.[3]

On 22 November 2015, Jay joined National League South side Hayes & Yeading United on a one-month loan.[4]

He scored his first goal for Exeter in an EFL Trophy tie against Oxford United on 30 August 2016.[5] Jay finally scored his first league goal on the 8th of April, in the 2017/18 campaign, away to Cambridge United in a game where Exeter came twice from behind to win 3-2. This came to the delight of many players and fans alike following a rare run of impressive games starting and from the bench [6] [7].

Career statistics

As of match played on 16 March 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Exeter City 2013–14[8] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 3 0
2014–15[9] League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2015–16[10] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[c] 0 1 0
2016–17[11] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 3[d] 1 5 1
2017–18[12] League Two 17 1 1 0 1 0 4[e] 0 23 1
2018–19[12] League Two 14 3 0 0 2 0 4[f] 0 20 3
Total 40 4 1 0 3 0 13 1 57 5
Weston-super-Mare (loan) 2014–15[12] Conference South 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1
Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 2015–16[12][13] National League South 6 2 0 0 0 0 1[g] 0 7 2
Truro City (loan) 2015–16[12] National League South 20 6 0 0 0 0 2[h] 0 22 6
Career total 71 13 1 0 3 0 17 1 82 14
  1. ^ Includes EFL Trophy & FA Trophy matches
  2. ^ 4 appearances in the EFL Trophy
  3. ^ 4 appearances in the EFL Trophy
  4. ^ 3 appearances in the EFL Trophy
  5. ^ 3 appearances in the EFL Trophy and 1 appearance in the League Two play-offs
  6. ^ 4 appearances in the EFL Trophy
  7. ^ 1 appearance in the FA Trophy
  8. ^ 2 appearances in the National League South play-offs

References

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 61. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Matt Jay - Forward - First Team - Exeter City FC". Exeter City F.C. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Exeter City: Matt Jay earns first professional deal". BBC Sport. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  4. ^ "City youngster with York Road club for a month". Exeter City F.C. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Oxford United 4 (T Roberts 12, Maguire pen 36, Taylor 68, MacDonald 71), Exeter City 2 (Jay 43, McAlinden 61)". Oxford Mail. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/teams/exeter-city
  7. ^ http://www.skysports.com/football/cambridge-u-vs-exeter/report/374560
  8. ^ "Games played by Matt Jay in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Games played by Matt Jay in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Games played by Matt Jay in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Games played by Matt Jay in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  12. ^ a b c d e "M. Jay – Summary". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Hayes & Yeading Utd 2 Eastbourne Borough 2 Match Report". Hayes & Yeading United FC. Retrieved 9 December 2015.

External links

  • Matt Jay at Soccerbase
  • Matt Jay at Soccerway
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