Goalkeepers 2016/17

Charlie Searle
Charlie is a graduate of the Academy, brought into the side in the 2013/14 pre-season at a time when all three of the Hawks’ goalkeepers from the previous season had either moved on or been released.

In his first season he understudied experienced keeper Scott Bevan, making just five appearances throughout, but impressed enough to be retained and last season played a further three league games with four more appearances in the Hampshire Senior Cup.

On loan to Salisbury Jan 2016.
Ryan Young
Ryan is an experienced non-league keeper who ended a seven year tenure with AFC Telford in 2014 by helping them to the Conference North title. He was part of the Hednesford Town side that won the FA Trophy in 2004 and has also played for Chasetown, Nuneaton and Hucknall. He made an immediate impact after joining the Hawks in August 2014, scoring a goal with an upfield clearance against Bath City five games into the season. He went on the record more appearances last season than any other player with a total of 51.

Defenders 2016/17

Ed Harris
Ed started his career at Queens Park Rangers and also played a part in AFC Wimbledon’s push for league status in 2010/11, playing 16 league games for the promotion winning side. While there he went on loan to Hayes and Yeading for 13 games.

After moving to Dover in 2011 he played 31 games for the side in all competitions between August and March 2012, but was one of eight players released from the Crabble three days after the end of the 2011/12 season. He then signed for the Hawks in July.

Proving to be one of ill fated manger Stuart Ritchie’s more successful signings, Ed quickly became a regular in defence and in his first three seasons has played and impressive 131 games in the heart of the defence.
Theo Lewis
On loan from Ebbsfleet United for the end of the 2015/16 season, then signed in summer 2016.
Harry Medway
Harry is a young left sided defender who had been with Portsmouth FC since 2004. Having made it as far as being a second year scholar, he was released at the end of the 2013/14 season and joined the Hawks shortly afterwards, from where he was put out on loan to Bognor Regis Town for three months at the start of the 2013/14 season. So far his Hawks appearances have been restricted to local cup matches.
Lee Molyneaux
Portsmouth born Lee started as a trainee at Portsmouth in 2003, from where he joined Weymouth Town in 2004. He has also been on the books of Oxford United, Cirencester, Forest Green Rovers, Clevendon Town and Gloucester City but recorded his most settled period with Gosport Borough, where he signed in 2011. At Privett Park he played 83 games over three seasons before joining the Hawks in the summer of 2015.
Andreas Robinson
Signed March 2016.
Dan Strugnell
Dan is a young AFC Bournemouth defender who came to the Hawks on loan in December 2012 to provide cover for injuries to Ryan Woodford and Ed Harris. His loan was then extended to the end of January, and he ended up staying the rest of the season installing himself as a regular with 22 games under his belt by May.

His evident skill made it look unlikely that the Hawks would secure his services beyond the end of the season, but having been offered contracts by both Bournemouth and the Hawks in May 2013, to the delight of fans he opted to stay at Westleigh Park.

Since then he has become an integral member of the team, playing 124 games over two and a half seasons.
Rory Williams
Signed from Gosport Borough June 2016.
Ryan Woodford
Ryan is a product of Portsmouth’s Academy system, rising as far as claiming the number 48 shirt in the first team during the 2008/09 season. He was released in the summer of 2009 after being a regular fixture in the Premiership club’s Under-18 side and joined the Hawks shortly afterward.

Quickly becoming a member of the starting eleven, Ryan played 19 games before sustaining an injury at Maidenhead in November 2009 that kept him off the pitch for all but six games of the 2010/11 season.

Fit again for the start of the 2011/12 campaign, he again began making regular appearances and eventually rose to the position of team captain, but his tenure with the Hawks continued to be blighted by injury problems. During 2012/13 after a consistent start he appeared just once a month from January onward, amassing 20 games in all.

The 2013/14 season however saw Ryan back to form, and a regular member of the side who by the end of the season had played 117 games overall.

Midfielders 2016/17

Wes Fogden
Wes began his career at Brighton and Hove Albion in July 2006, signing as a trainee. He made four appearances for the Seagulls and enjoyed a loan spell at Bognor before moving to Dorchester, where he debuted in October 2007. In his first season with the Magpies he played 14 games in all, adding a further 27 through the first half of 2008/09, scoring seven goals overall.

He joined the Hawks at the start of February 2008, and has so far amassed 106 appearances through his two and a half season stint. His impressive attacking midfield play has also led to 29 goals.

Possibly the most celebrated of the current squad, Wes was awarded the Supporters’ and Players’ Player of the Season awards for 2009/10, and then won the Supporters’ award again for 2010/11. He is also unique in winning the Player of the Month award three times consecutively from January to March 2010.

Wes left the Hawks in October 2011 to move to League One AFC Bournemouth.
Marley Ridge
Marley is a graduate of the Hawks Academy who signed a first team contract in the summer of 2015. As well as regular appearances in the Conference Youth Alliance he also played for the Hawks senior team in the Portsmouth Senior Cup last term.
Brian Stock
Brian is an experienced Football League player who started his career at Bournemouth in 2000. Over six years with the Cherries he played 145 games before going on loan to Preston North End, with whom he then signed for a short stint in 2006. Brian’s next move was to Doncaster Rovers in January 2007, having spent the start of the 2006/07 season there on loan from Preston.

Brian played a vital role in Doncaster's 2007–08 promotion season. He filled in as captain for Doncaster in the final two months of the season and captained the side in their play-off final victory over Leeds United at Wembley, having scored the first goal from the penalty spot against Southend in the semi-finals. Brian is known for possessing a deadly long range shot and is a composed penalty taker.

In all, Brian played almost 200 games for Doncaster over six seasons before moving to Burnley in 2012, and then to the Hawks in September 2014. He quickly become a core member of the midfield, from where he made 36 starts last season.
Ben Swallow
Ben started his career as a schoolboy at Cardiff before joining Bristol Rovers, where he signed a professional contract in 2008. He stayed with Bristol for four seasons playing 40 games, also making appearances for Taunton, Bridgewater, Chippenham, Mangotsfield and Bath City on loan.

From there he moved to Newport County via a short spell at York City, and was part of the side that won promotion to the Football League in the 2012/13 season.

During the 2013/14 season he played for both Bromley and Dartford, and joined the Hawks during the 2014/15 pre-season, playing 45 games in all last term.

Forwards 2016/17

George Barker
Signed March 2016.
James Hayter
James boasts an illustrious career in league football, with over 600 appearances at that level. He holds the record for the fastest Football League hat-trick ever, and has been on the winning side in three Football League play-off finals.

James began his career as a youth player at Bournemouth, and stayed 10 years with the Cherries clocking up 359 appearances and an impressive 93 goals. In May 2007 he then signed for Doncaster Rovers for a club record transfer fee of £200,000 and played alongside fellow Hawk Brian Stock, scoring in the 2008 play-off final against Leeds United that saw Doncaster promoted to the Championship. At Doncaster James played 162 games and scored 33 goals.

In the summer of 2012 James joined Yeovil Town for a three season run, playing 119 games and scoring 25 goals. He then joined the Hawks in June.
Marvin Morgan
Marvin started his career at Wealdstone as a youth player before progressing to the first team in 2000. Over eight years in the non-league game he moved up the ranks to play for Yeading and then Woking before signing for Aldershot Town in 2008 at the point the Shots joined League Two.

He played 93 games for Aldershot over three seasons, scoring 25 goals, before moving to Shrewsbury Town in 2011. There he played 82 games, helping the side to promotion to League One in 2012.

Marvin spent the last two seasons at Plymouth Argyle, and ended last season on loan to Hartlepool United. He signed for the Hawks in June.

On season long loan to Bath City.
Matt Paterson
After starting his career as a youth player at AFC Bournemouth, Matt became a professional at Southampton, winning the accolade of academy player of the year in 2008. He made 17 appearances for the Saints before moving on to Southend United, where he played a further 27 games between 2010-12, with several additional loan spells.

Previously he joined the Hawks at the end of the 2013/14 season and played eight games before joining Gosport Borough, for whom he scored 25 goals last season. Matt then rejoined the Hawks in the summer of 2015.
Jason Prior
Signed from Bognor Regis Town in May 2016.
Alfie Rutherford
Signed from Bognor Regis Town in May 2016.
Bradley Tarbuck
Signed for the Hawks in may 2016. Scored 11 goals in 38 games for Dorchester Town last season.