Walsall player 127. Chris Westwood


 

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Personal information
Full name Christopher John Westwood
Date of birth 13 February 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Dudley, England

Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender

Club information
Current team Unknown

Number 4
Senior career
Years               TEAM                                                  Apps      (Gls)
1995–1998         Wolverhampton Wanderers          4        (1)
1998–1999         Reading                                                0        (0)
1999–2005        Hartlepool United                          251        (7)
2005–2007       Walsall                                                 69        (5)
2007–2009       Peterborough United                       53        (0)
2009   Loan       Cheltenham Town                             9        (2)
2009–2011        Wycombe Wanderers                      55        (3)
2011–2013         Wrexham                                            50        (2)
2013–2014         Alfreton Town                                   21         (2)
2014 -2015        Hednesford Town                              18         (1)

2015 ?                   Halesowen Town                                   6        (0)

Christopher John “Chris” Westwood (born 13 February 1977) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Conference North side Hednesford Town.
Westwood began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he scored once against Portsmouth.
Westwood moved to Reading in 1998 but. First team chances at both clubs were limited and in his one season with the Berkshire club he didn’t make a senior league appearance.
Westwood moved at the beginning of the 1999–2000 season to Hartlepool United. Westwood was named in the PFA Division Three team of the year for the 2002–03 season, as Hartlepool won promotion to Division Two. Over the course of six seasons at Victoria Park, Westwood made 294 appearances in all competitions, scoring nine goals.
He left Hartlepool at the end of the 2004–05 season after rejecting the offer of a new contract, instead opting to join Walsall on 1 July 2005. Westwood’s final appearance for Hartlepool was the 2004–05 Football League One play-off final. It did not end well for Westwood as he was sent off as his side went on to lose 4–2 to Sheffield Wednesday. Westwood helped Walsall to promotion in the 2006–07 season, and was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year.
Westwood was signed by Peterborough United from Walsall (along with Dean Keates) on a three-year deal on 14 May 2007, and aided in the team’s back-to-back promotions to League One and the Championship.
On 6 January 2009, Westwood moved on an initial one-month loan to Cheltenham Town, which was later extended for a further month. Following Peterborough’s promotion to the Championship, Westwood was placed on the transfer list.
On 9 July 2009, Westwood signed a two-year contract with League One side Wycombe Wanderers after his contract with Peterborough was cancelled.
Westwood left Wycombe in June 2011 after rejecting their offer of a new contract and signed for Wrexham (where he teamed up again with Dean Keates) on a two-year deal. Westwood scored his first goal for Wrexham in a 2–2 draw against Grimsby Town. In March 2013 Westwood made his first appearance at Wembley Stadium in the FA Trophy Final which he won with Wrexham, beating Grimsby Town on penalties after the match ended 1–1, Westwood successfully converted a penalty in the shoot out. On 21 April Westwood was awarded the Wrexham FC player of the year award for the 2012/2013 season.
On 13 May 2013, it was confirmed that Westwood would not be offered a new contract for the 2013–14 season.
Westwood join fellow Conference National side Alfreton Town on 5 July 2013, signing a one-year contract. He made his debut on the opening day of the season in a 1–0 defeat away to Dartford.
Westwood joined Hednesford Town in September 2014, making his debut against Stockport County FC on 6 September.

Walsall player 108. Ashley Hemmings


Personal information
Full name Ashley Josiah Hemmings
Date of birth 3 March 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England

Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward / Winger

Club information
Current team Mansfield

Number 23
Youth career
?–2009 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Senior career
Years                              Team                                               Apps   (Gls)
2009–2012                    Wolverhampton Wanderers        2        (0)
2009            Loan           Cheltenham Town                          1        (0)
2010–2011   Loan          Torquay United                               9        (0)
2011–2012   Loan           Plymouth Argyle                           23      (2)
2012–2014                       Walsall                                              43      (3)
2014            Loan             Burton Albion                                   2      (0)
2014–                                Dagenham & Redbridge                14      (1)

2016                                    Mansfield                                           0           (0)
National team
2007                                  England U17                                    1       (0)
Ashley Josiah Hemmings (born 3 March 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Mansfield Town as either a striker or winger. He began his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers before being released by them in 2012, by then having also had loan spells at Cheltenham Town, Torquay United and Plymouth Argyle. Hemmings is a product of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ academy, having been with the club since age nine, and has represented England at youth level.He signed a professional contract age 17 in February 2009 and soon went on loan for a month to gain first team experience at League One side Cheltenham Town, where he made his senior debut against Millwall. He made his Wolves debut as a substitute against Barnsley on 25 April 2009 in which the club clinched the Championship title; he also featured as a substitute against Doncaster Rovers a week later on the final day of the season.
To gain further first team experience, he went on a month’s loan to League Two side Torquay United in October 2010 making his debut on 23 October, as a substitute, in a 1–1 draw at Gillingham. In the second round of a FA Cup, Hemmings provided a winning goal for Billy Kee as Torquay beat Walsall 1–0. However, after making nine league appearance, Hemmings loan spell at Torquay United had ended, despite having it extended until the end of the season.
In November 2011, he moved on loan to League Two side Plymouth Argyle until January 2012. He scored his first senior goal on his debut for the Pilgrims against Northampton Town; then scored his second goal, which turns out to be a winner and provided a double assist in a 3–2 win over Bristol Rovers. His loan spell was then extended to run until the end of the season.
His contract at Wolves expired in June 2012 and was not renewed. After being released by Plymouth, Hemmings was linked a return to Plymouth on a permanent basis, but manager Carl Fletcher decided against signing Hemmings.
A free agent, Hemmings signed for League One side Walsall in a two-year deal. Hemmings scored on his Walsall debut against Brentford with an 18-yard drive into the bottom corner of the goal in the first round of the League Cup and made his league debut in an opening game of the season; as Walsall lost 3–0 against Doncaster Rovers. On 17 November 2012, Hemmings scored his first league goal in a 2–2 draw against Crawley Town.
On 27 March 2014, Hemmings joined League Two side Burton Albion on loan until 24 April 2014. Because the Brewers reached the play-offs Hemmings extended his loan until the end of the 2013–14 season. He was released by Walsall in May 2014.
In July 2014, he signed for League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-year contract after training with the club during pre-season.

He joined Mansfiwld in 2016.

Walsall player 55 Mel Eves


Mel Eves
Personal information
Full name Melvyn James Eves
Date of birth 10 September 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth Darlaston, England

Playing position Attacker
Senior career
Years                                             Team                                  Apps              (Gls)
1975–1984                             Wolverhampton Wanderers        180                (44)
1984                                        Huddersfield Town (loan)             7                  (4)
1984–1986                               Sheffield United                           26                (10)
1986–1988                                Gillingham                                     27                  (9)
1988 →                                      Mansfield Town (loan)               3                   (0)
1988–1989                                Walsall                                             0                   (0)
1988–1989                                King’s Lynn (loan)                        ?                    (2)
1989                                         Cheltenham Town (loan)                1                   (0)
1989                                         Willenhall Town                                2                    (0)
1989–1990                              Telford United                                  21                    (3)

                                                               Total                 
National team      1978            England B                                   3                    (1)
Melvyn James “Mel” Eves (born September 10, 1956 in Darlaston) is a former English professional footballer who had a long career playing as a striker and left sided attacker, mostly known for his time with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Eves was educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School from 1968 to 1975 when he represented England as a Schoolboy International before joining Wolves. He eventually made his debut on 26 November 1977 againstIpswich Town at Molineux in the First Division.
His first goal was at Chelsea in 1978, followed by the winner againstManchester United in the following game and a goal in victory over Aston Villa afterwards. Such a run saw him earn a spot in the England B’s summer tour of 1978, managed by Sir Bobby Robson, where he made three appearances and scored one goal (in a record 8-0 success over Singapore’s full team).
Eves played in Wolves’ 1980 League Cup final triumph over then-European Cup holders Nottingham Forest at Wembley.
He was top goalscorer in 1981/82 (seven goals) as Wolves slumped out of the top flight, but his 18 league goal haul the following year, not only earned him the top goalscorer award again, but saw the team immediately return to Division One.
Financial problems then struck Wolves and saw many players, including Eves, leave after relegation. After a period of time training at Manchester City, recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon sustained in his last game for Wolves in May 1984, Eves was signed by Sheffield United in December 1984. Here, he played until May 1986 and was also voted ‘Player of the Year’ by fans.
Eves then moved to Gillingham and played two further seasons in the third tier. He retired through injury in May 1989 after a six-month spell at Walsall, aged 32.
Upon leaving the game, Eves became an independent financial advisor (IFA), often dealing with advising young footballers. He became a licensed FA agent in the mid-1990s and became more involved with the agency work, although also running an IFA business. In the 2000s, though, he has focused more on his agency commitments, representing players such as Enzo Maresca, Benito Carbone, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Robert Earnshaw and Gareth McAuley. He now heads up Eleven Sports Management and has working alongside him ex-professional footballers John Williams, Carl Hutchings, Ben Abbey and Chris Marsh.
Eves also had a short stint as manager of part-time non-league Willenhall Town from March 2006 until November 2007 when he resigned through work commitments.Hewon the Birmingham Senior Cup for the first time in the 125 year history of the competition and reached the play-off final in the 2006-07 season eventually losing out in extra time to Bromsgrove Rovers.