name : Ben Tomlinson
position : forward
nationality : English
height : 5'11
Ben Tomlinson is a striker who joined Halifax in July 2017, on a one-year deal. His most recent previous club was Carlisle United, for whom he played on a non-contract basis towards the end of the 2016/17 season. Born in Dinnington, South Yorkshire, Tomlinson came through the youth ranks at Nottinghamshire side Worksop Town, before breaking through into the first team picture.
Macclesfield Town, then a football league side, signed Tomlinson in 2011. He scored his first football league goals coming on as a substitute against Hereford United, netting twice in the last five minutes. He then scored one of the fastest football league goals ever, timed at just 6.4 seconds against Morecambe. Tomlinson has also played for Lincoln City, Barnet, Grimsby Town and Tranmere Rovers.
Tomlinson spent the early part of pre-season on trial with the Shaymen before committing to Billy Heath’s side for the 2017/18 Vanarama National League season.