David Town(Right Forward)
|David was the first close season signing in the summer of 2003, joining the Hawks on 20th May. Born in Boscombe in 1976, he started his career as a trainee at AFC Bournemouth in 1995, and stayed there until 1999 with just a month’s break for a loan spell at Dorchester Town. Having been a regular player in the Division Two side in the mid 90s, with 66 appearances in all, he moved from the Cherries to Rushden and Diamonds for £35,000 in May 1999. A regular face in the side during the build up to their promotion season, he scored seven goals in 17 starting and nine substitute appearances, despite struggling against continual injury problems.
Having completed a two month loan at Hayes in early 2001, he moved to Boston United on a free transfer that March and scored on his starting debut in a 5-1 victory against Dagenham and Redbridge. It was the first of seven goals claimed in his two years with the club, gained from 11 starting and 28 substitute appearances.
His first season with the Hawks saw him second highest scorer with sixteen goals struck from the midfield, and his strident right wing running set up many more. In recognition of a superb first season he became the Players’ Player of the Year in May 2004. During 2004/05 he quickly forged a devastating strike partnership with Dean Holdsworth, accumulating 14 goals from his 48 appearances.
The start of the 2005/06 season however was not as impressive, and David transferred to Eastleigh in November having scored only twice in 18 games.