Taggart back on target
Sun Jun 10, 2012 : 12:55
Tony Taggart has been announced as the next player to sign for the Hawks as Stuart Richie continues to shape his new look side. No stranger to Westleigh Park, Taggart made 121 appearances for the Hawks over three seasons between 2005 and 2008, scoring 13 goals.
Famously it was his 87th minute strike at Notts County in the second round proper of the FA Cup in 2007 that kept the Hawks on the journey that eventually saw them face Liverpool at Anfield. Achieving national recognition at the time in the press, the so called ‘flying binman’ eventually moved on to Eastleigh and then Sutton United before rejoining the Hawks yesterday.
Tony started his career with Brentford, before joining Farnborough in August 2001 for the first of two stints with the Conference National side. The first, lasting two seasons until June 2003, saw him make 63 appearances in all, scoring six goals. Before returning to Farnborough in August 2004, he spent a year with Barnet, making 18 appearances and helping the side to a play off place.
His return to ‘Boro saw him make a further 42 appearances in all during the side’s relegation season through 2004/05, although he scored six goals again, and was named the player of the season.
Tempted by a full time contract he moved to Weymouth in June 2005, but asked to be released from his contract after finding himself a regular feature on the substitutes bench. With the Terras he made six starting and eight substitute appearances, scoring three goals.
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