9 Ben Tomlinson Striker

No NAME St Sub Mins G On M Ass F’s F’ed YC RC
11 Tomlinson 18 0 1382 7 24 14 0 36 14 6 0
Ratings G Tot Ave
Tomlinson 18 144 8 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 10 8

KEY = St= starts, Sub= On as Sub, Mins = minutes on the pitch, Ass= Assists, F’s= Fouls, F’ed=Fouled, YC=Yellow Cards, RC= Red Cards. 

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

Ben Tomlinson was chased by Bradford City, Sheffield United and Rotherham Utd before Simmo nipped in and signed him for Macclesfield Town for an undisclosed fee and Alfreton Town did the same last term.  He is a younger and perhaps even better version of Ashley Grimes, now at Bury FC, with that same, tenacity, goal touch and a card collection that will ensure regular fireworks at Sincil Bank. The Imps have had to up their bid to Afreton but Simmo has got his man at last to land Ben on a two year deal.

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Simmo actually got Macc to fork out a fee for the little goal machine, who had notched 29 goals in the previous season for Worksop. With scouts from the Blades, Millers, Bantams and even Forest filing their final reports and trials in the offing Simmo charmed him just in time with first team football paramount. Ben, just a babe, had also got 17 in the previous two seasons as a youthful understudy who was still breaking records in the youth side.  Simmo is Tomlinson’s kind of manager and he responded well netting two in the last 5 minutes as a sub at Hereford, before getting one of the fastest goals in Football League history (6.4 seconds against Morecambe).  Ben got 6 in just 10 starts under Simmo at Macc, before breaking his foot to end an awesome start. Last term he got 14 in 31 starts for Alfreton, acting as support striker to Clayton with Nathan Arnold supplying the bullets (HERE). He is a battler with 10 yellows and a red last term, however the official accreditation of 2 assists undervalues his all-round contribution to the team.

Ben’s Alfreton Stats 2012/13

No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
21 Ben Thomlinson 33 13 2583 14 55 2 41 22 10 1

Ben’s Macc  Stats 2011/12

Sq  Name Starts sub Mins Goals Shots Shots on Assists YC RC
22 Ben Thomlinson 14 10 1574 6 10 29 2 5 0
STMI Biopic
Full name Ben Tomlinson
Date of birth 31 October 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Dinnington,
Height/Weight 5 ft 11 in / 12st 8lbs
Playing position Forward
Contract information
Club & tenure Lincoln City 2 year deal
Number  11
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Worksop Town 76 (46)
2011–2012 Macclesfield Town 27 (6)
2012– Alfreton Town 46 (14)
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Posted on July 23, 2013, in 0 Who Is? Or rather who are we looking at, Transfer News, Uncategorized, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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