First Team News
First Team

AFC Telford: Club Connections

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 1 Sep 2016
Posted in First Team


After two successive defeats on Bank Holiday weekend, FC Halifax Town will be hoping to bounce back this weekend with an away trip to AFC Telford United.

Over the years there have been many players to feature for both clubs, one of which could very well be in the starting 11 at the New Bucks Head on Saturday afternoon.

Town striker Richard Peniket returns to AFC Telford having spent two separate loan spells with The Bucks, the first of which came in 2013. Peniket signed on a one-month loan deal at the end of the January 2013 window making his debut just hours later away at Kidderminster Harriers.

He made six appearances during his first spell with the club scoring one goal against Hyde United. He returned to parent club Fulham where he was loaned out to Famborough before joining Tamworth for the 2013/14 season.

Having left Tamworth at the conclusion of the season, Peniket joined the Shaymen on a free transfer. However, after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament in March 2015, he was out of action until December of the same year when re-joined Telford on another month loan deal.

Peniket returned to the Shay after making five appearances with The Bucks where he has remained ever since.

Another player that featured for both teams is forward Marlon Jackson who, like Peniket, joined Telford on a loan deal back in 2012.

Jackson, who was on-loan from Bristol City at the time, started eight games during his time at Telford before joining Hereford United after his release from Bristol at the end of the 2011/12 season.

After leaving Hereford a year later, Jackson featured for Bury and Lincoln City before joining the Shaymen in January 2014. He made 14 appearances during his five month stay in Halifax until his release in June when he moved down south to Oxford City.

More recently, Jackson signed for League Two side Newport County in July of this year after a successful trial period.

The final player we look at here is Lee Fowler, a defender who played for the original versions of both clubs towards the end of the 20th century.

Fowler began his playing career in 1986 with Stoke City before moving to Preston North End and Doncaster Rovers over the next eight years. He left Doncaster in 1994 to join the Shaymen, although this was only to be for a short amount of time.

Not long after, Fowler joined then named Telford United where he spent eight years at the club before leaving at the end of the 2001/02 season. Just two seasons later, Telford experienced financial difficulty leading to the liquidation and reformation of the club as AFC Telford.

Fowler went on to sign for Heanor Town in Derbyshire where he ended his career in November 2002.

There will be live updates of Saturday afternoon’s clash at the New Bucks Head along with player and manager interviews available on the club website and Shaymen Player HD respectively.



Read more posts by Kelly Gilchrist