Adam Barlow

Talented centre midfielder who returned to Mellor in season 2009-10 and ended the campaign with a Wray Cup winners medal. He scored in the 3-0 win over Chorltonians. In 2010-11 he broke into the First Team with high energy midfield displays and had been a regular squad member ever since. He's also an actor who has appeared in a number of high profile TV shows, including Coronation Street and Shameless. A member of the Stockport Senior Cup winning squad of 2014.

Nick Broadway

Midfield player for the Thirds.

Chris Barlow

 

Brother of Mike Barlow, a winger who made his Mellor FC debut for the Seconds as a second half sub in a 2-1 defeat at home to Whalley Range Res on 31.8.13

James Adamson

Defender who came through Mellor's Junior ranks and claimed a starting spot in the second Team in 2012-13 season. Scored his first senior goal in a cup tie for the Thirds on 9.11.13 v Moston Brook.

Jimmy Archer

Midfielder, who joined Mellor at the start of 2011-12 season, making his debut in the Fourth Team. Later became a regular in the Third team.

Michael Atherton

Made his debut for Mellor as a First Team sub against Whalley Range in October 2012.

Ben Boardman

Second Team centre back.

Tom Byrne

Made his Mellor debut in the Firsts as a substitute centre back against Spurley Hey on 1.9.12. Consistent performer.

Matt Brady

Gifted midfield player who came to Mellor from Woodley Sports. Made his First Team debut as a sub in February 2011 in a 6-0 thrashing of Old Trafford. Scored 10 goals in eight games for the Seconds in 2010-11.

Dan Byrne

Stylish full back who joined Mellor in 2010-11 season. He has played for the Firsts, Seconds and Thirds. A member of the Thirds' Whitehead Cup winning side in May 2011. In season 2011-12 he broke into the First Team, winning his first man of the Match award against Bedians at home in October 2011. A member of the Stockport Senior Cup winning squad of 2014.

Rick Axford

Joined Mellor in the 2010-11 season and played in the Thirds. Scored twice (his first goals) in an impressive 3-0 Whitehead Cup win over Bedians away. A member of the Thirds' Whitehead Cup winning side in May 2011.

Harry Boardman

Greg Bawden

Left back who joined Mellor at the start of the 2011-12 season.

Alex Burgess

 

Carl Bradbury

Stylish centre-back who plays for Mellor Seconds but has also appeared in The First Team. Second Team Player of the Year 2011-12.

Ian Arnfield

Striker and a member of the Fourth Team's Hellawell Shield Final team in April 2010. Manchester City fan. Moved up to play with the Thirds in season 2010-11. A member of the Thirds' Whitehead Cup winning side in May 2011, he scored the key second goal in a 3-0 win. Thirds' leading scorer in 2010-11 season.

Ben Atkinson

Tom Bradley

A member of the Fourth Team's Hellawell Shield Final team in April 2010.

Patrick Boyle

Joined Mellor in January 2008. Made his league debut as a left-sided midfield player for the Fourths away at Old Ashtonians in January 2008. Converted to striker later in the season and terrorised defences with his pace. Scored his first goal for the club for the Fourths at Irlam Steel in January 2008. Broke an ankle in June 2008 after a bike accident. Scored a stunning goal for Mellor Fourths against Fletcher Moss Rangers at the end of 2010-11 season. A member of the Whitehead Cup winning side in 2011. In 2011-12 he established himself as a centre back with the Third Team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zeb Bowyer

Signed for Mellor in October 2009 and began his career in the Fourths.

Jamie Berrisford

Joined Mellor in the summer of 2009 and made his debut as a First Team sub in a 4-2 away win at Govan in September 2009. He's a quick flank player with good feet and the ability to go past players.

 

Carl Brindley

Attacking midfielder or striker who returned to the club in September 2005 and established himself in the Second Team. In 2007-08 he broke into the First Team. Scored an amazing last minute goal for the Seconds in May 2008 to beat Division A Champions South Manchester 3-2. First Team leading scorer in 2010-11 season.

Adam Axford

Joined Mellor in October 2008. Gritty midfield player who appeared live on Setanta TV as a (Man Utd) fan pundit for the Carling Cup Final in March 2009. Assistant manager and player in the Fourth Team's Hellawell Shield Final team in April 2010. Won the Philip Hambleton trophy in 2009-10 for his efforts on the club's behalf. Joint manager of the Third Team in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He also referees. Helped guide the Thirds to a Whitehead Cup Final win in May 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Barron

Central defender in the Fourths. Big Middlesbrough fan. DoB 18.12.71

 

Kaleem Ahmed

Played a few games for the Thirds in 2005-06 but made his First Team debut in the opening game of the 2006-07 season in a 2-1 home win against Newton Heath. Dependable centre-back, good in the air and very quick over 15 yards. DoB 20.3.80

Matt Bass

Joined in 2007-08 season and established himself as a Second Team striker. Left the club for a while and returned in 2013-14 playing in midfield for the Seconds.

Alex Barber.

Quality keeper who recovered from a nightmare debut in the Second Team in September 2001 when he conceded seven to show his safe handling and shot-stopping qualities. He has played for the First Team in spells in 2002-03 and again towards the end of 2003-04 season but played mostly for the Seconds in 2004-05. In 2005-06 he lost his place to Marc Green but has continued to produce excellent displays for the Third Team. He excels at one-on-ones but sometimes has the odd lapse of concentration if he has little to do. So laid back he makes Barthez look nervy. He's also a gifted cricketer, making his name as a fast bowler. Won the Second Team's Players' Player of the Year Award in 2002-03. Nickname: Alex. DoB 10.9.84

 

 

 

 

Martin Banks

Defender or midfielder for Dunc Bray's Fifths but moved with his manager to the Third Team in 2007-08. DoB 1.11.80

John Barlow

Defender for the Fifths. Fifth Team Player of the Year in season 2006-07.

DoB 29.11.81

Steve Baguley

Came to Mellor from Govan in season 2010-11, playing mainly in the Thirds. An all rounder who has played at full back, midfield and as a striker. Part of the Thirds successful run to the Whitehead Cup Final in May 2011, He came on after 84 minutes and scored three minutes later. Third Team Player of the Year 2011-12. Nickname: Baggers

Mike Barlow.

Joined Mellor at the start of 2003-04 season, his first in open age. He was a regular in the third team but later had a couple of impressive appearances in the second team. Having shone in training at the start of the 2008-09 season he made his First Team debut as a substitute away at Hooley Bridge in a 1-0 win. In 2008-09, with tough competition for places in all teams, he played mainly in the Thirds, helping the side to lift the Whitehead Cup in April 2009. Good pace and vision he's bound to progress with experience. Supports Norwich City. Nickname: Barlow. DoB 1.10.85

Ant Brown

Defender for the Fifths. In 2010-11 he played in the Fourths. Went off back-packing in Australia in 2011 returning in March 2012. DoB 9.4.88.

Phil Brown

Defender for the Fifths when he first joined Mellor and also assistant manager in season 2006-07. In season 2007-08 he stepped up to be assistant to Dunc Bray in the Third Team. Usually plays at full back but has been known to don the keeper's gloves and not just when it's cold. An unused sub in the Whitehead Cup Final in April 2009. Took over as the Fourth's first choise keeper in 2010-11, producing a string of impressive displays. Fourths Manager's Player of the Year 2011. Retired from football in May 2014. DoB 30.3.84

Steve Beatty

Has really found form early in the 2007-2008 season (his second season with the club). “Work Horse” winger who ticks all the boxes, pace, touch, tackling..... etc. Renowned for his terrible choice of football boots he is rumoured to be looking into Nike's new “Pink” powerplay boots!!! Nickname Beatty. DoB 4.1.87

Kyle Bell

Joined Mellor in 2006 as part of the u-17s set up. Under 17s Team Joint Leading Scorer in 2006-07. DoB 19.3.90

Ben Beer

Commanding and stylish centre-back or full back who joined the club from Cherry Tree in December 2003, bringing confidence and stability to the first team's defence. Broke his ankle playing for his Sunday side in February 2004. Spent the summer of 2004 coaching football in the USA and returned there in the winter of 2005. Came back to the UK and re-signed for Mellor in January 2007. Manchester City fan. A member of the Stockport Senior Cup winning squad of 2014. DoB 28.10.80

John Bellis.

A club stalwart, without whom Mellor would not function. Currently helps to run the first team but has been known to don his boots occasionally - the ones with the leather nail-in studs. In fact he came on as a sub aged 66 in April 2005 away at Rochdalians when the score was 0-1 and went off 35 minutes later with Mellor winning 2-1. He's also a nifty artist (as he keeps telling the barmaid in the Rock Tavern) so if you want a Monet of the future contact jbwatercolours@btopenworld.com. He was honoured by Stockport Sports Council in 2006 as Soccer Saturday Personality of the Year. Won the Philip Hambleton Trophy for his work for the club in May 2008. Won a Pride in Marple Award for his contribution to amateur sport in 2011. Nickname: El Bel. DoB 15.11.38

 

Chris Blackhurst

Unders 17s keeper who made his senior Mellor debut for the Fourth Team in a 2-2 draw away at Old Ashtonians in October 2006. Later played for Mellor Seconds. Excellent shot stopper.

James Blackhurst

Under 17s left-back.

Gary Brown

Rejoined Mellor in the summer of 2006 for his second spell with the club. Quickly bedded in as the Fourth Team's captain and centre-back, scoring on his debut away at Aldermere in September 2006. A golf professional. Fourth Team Player of the Year 2006-07. Player manager of the Fourth Team's Hellawell Shield Final team in April 2010. Co-manager of the Thirds in season 2010-11, which culminated in the side winning the Whitehead Cup.

Terry Boon.

First team squad regular. He came to the club in the summer of 2003 and immediately impressed with his fitness and terrier-like tackling. Plays right or left side midfield. In 2003-04 he played mainly in the third team but staked a claim to move up after an impressive appearance as a sub in the second team's 7-0 thrashing of West Didsbury in April 2004. Started season 2004-05 in the first team squad after an excellent pre-season and has been a fixture ever since. Scored a wonder goal away at Rochdalians in April 2005. He was chosen in April 2006 to be a body double for Michael Owen in a TV commercial. Joined the Marines in 2011. Nickname: Tez. DoB 2.7.83.

Chris Boydell.

Beanpole midfielder with telescopic legs who broke into the first team in 2000 but played mainly in the seconds in 2001-2002 before establishing himself in the senior side in 2002-2003. Fierce shot and good in the air but sometimes needs a ball of his own during a game. He also plays guitar and paints. Is that one coat or two? One of the sponsored bike riders in 2001 and 2002. Ali G fan, so keep it real. And don't put the cursor on Chris's face! Went off with his two brothers to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in February 2004. Don't ask me why. Nickname: Boydy or Vincent (after Van Gogh because of his innate artistry). He has been dogged by injury and aggravated a knee problem in the Thirds Whitehead Cup semi final in April 2008. DoB 9.4.78

Pete Boydell.

His languid style is deceptive, he has vision and can pass the ball well but his appearances have been limited by injury. Claims he grew up so fast in his childhood his frame couldn't take the strain. Must have been that beanstalk seed Widow Twankey fed him. Another Mount Kilimanjaro climber in February 2004. His party trick is immitating the mating call of some exotic equatorial bird. I'm sure that impressed his lecturers at Huddersfield University. A stalwart of Ryan Yates' blue and white army (aka the fourth team) in 2003-04 where he proved to be a commanding centre-back. Voted fourth team Players' Player of the Year 2003-04. Nickname: Boydy. DoB 2.10.81

 

 

Stephen Broodie

Speedy striker or wingman who joined the club in the summer of 2006 and quickly became part of the First Team set-up. Scored his first goal for the club at home to Burnage in September 2006.

Tom Bright

Claims never to have played organised football before joining Mellor in the summer of 2005 but showed a natural talent as a striker. Scored on his debut for the Fourth Team in a friendly against Old Stocs. Scored on his league debut for the Fourths against Burnage Metro. And scored on his Third Team debut against Lime Street. He has enjoyed appearances for both the First and Second Teams too. Currently at Sheffield University. A Manchester United fan. Scored a wonder goal for the Thirds aganst Irlam Steel to put them through to the Whitehead Cup Final in 2010-11. Nickname: Tom DoB: 13.9.88

Si Boydell.

Don't be fooled by this pose from Rodin's The Thinker, Si is a no nonsense defender who tackles like a JCB. Spills blood for the cause....sometimes his own. You wonder if he's drumming up business because he works for the Blood Transfusion Service! Doesn't drive so cycles to work in Manchester and back daily. He needs to be fit...because his route takes him through Longsight. Spent 2001-2002 season in the thirds mainly at left back but has also played in the Second Team, mainly at centre back and had an excellent season in 2002-2003. Also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2004. In 2005 he took over as manager of the Fourth Team and took them to the Hellawell Shield Final. He'd probably look good in Mourinho's overcoat..but it could be a bit hot playing at centre-back. Nickname: Boydy or Si. DoB 8.8.74

 

 

 

Steve Brown

No nonsense defender or central midfielder, hence his club record for conceding penalties. Takes care of most of the club's printing needs as he owns his own business. See the entry under Jobs Forum on the Welcome Page of the website. Won the Fourth Team Player of the Year Award in May 2008. Nickname: Browny. DoB 2.12.62

Russ Brooks

Chunky midfielder or striker who can go past defenders and has a venomous shot. Broke into the Second Team at the end of 2003-04 season and kept his place in the new campaign. Has also appeared several times in the First Team. Bagged two trophies at the annual presentation night in May 2005, the Manager's and the Players' Player of the Year for the Second Team in 2004-05. Picked up a bad injury at the end of the 2004-05 season which caused him to have a major operation early in 2006. Nickname: Russ. DoB 5.8.85

Mike Bradbury.

Second team regular in 2001-2002 and 2002-2003, he can play in any position but is probably best in central midfield. He also played a vital role in a couple of key first team matches in 2002-03 which led to the side winning promotion. Quick, a good tackler who can move forward to good effect. Amazingly for someone who lives in Greater Manchester he supports Manchester United. Suffered a dislocated knee against Gatley in September 2003. Returned in 2006-07 season to star with the Fourths. Nickname: Mike. DoB 1.2.74.

 

 

 

 

Duncan Bray.

Fleet footed attacker - and Dean Gaffney look-alike - who needs to study the offside rule more. He ran the Fifth Team in 2006-07 but stepped up in season 2007-08 to be manager of the Thirds, leading them to promotion and a Whitehead Cup semi final appearance. The following year he lifted the trophy after a 1-0 win over Chorltonians. His previous career saw him break into the second team in 2003-04 but he preferred playing in the fourths or thirds with his mates. Scored the brace in a 2-1 win over Burnage Metro that took the Fourths to the Hellawell Shield Cup Final. Won the fourth team top goalscorer medal in May 2004 after netting 26 goals. Began season 2004-05 with a hat-trick in three of the first four games and ended up with 34 goals. Needless to say he was the Third Team's leading marksmen in 2004-05. He suffered a bad leg injury away at Cheadle Hulme in 2005-06 and later took over as manager of the newly formed Fifth team. Did a wicked Julian Clary impression at Mellor's dinner dance in May 2006. Nickname: Dunc. DoB 4.9.81

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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