Tony Lynch

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Tony Lynch
Personal information
Full nameAnthony Junior Lynch [1]
Date of birth (1966-01-20) 20 January 1966 (age 55)
Place of birth Paddington, England
Position(s) Left winger
Youth career
0000–1984 Brentford
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1983–1986 Brentford 45 (5)
1986–1987 Maidstone United 36 (4)
1987–1990 Wealdstone 140 (45)
1990–1994 Barnet 53 (11)
1994–1996 Stevenage Borough 61 (17)
1996–1997 Kettering Town 30 (7)
1997–1998 Hendon 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Anthony Junior Lynch (born 20 January 1966) is an English former professional footballer who played as a left winger in the Football League for Brentford and Barnet. Either side of his spells with the two clubs, he played non-League football for Maidstone United, Wealdstone, Stevenage Borough, Kettering Town and Hendon.

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Career

A left winger, Lynch began his career in the youth system at Brentford and while still an apprentice, he made four senior appearances during the 1983–84 season. [2] [3] He signed his first professional contract during the 1984 off-season, but made only 13 appearances during the 1984–85 season. [2] [3] The departure of a number of a number of players allowed Lynch to break into the first team during the 1985–86 season, in which he made 40 appearances and scored four goals. [3] [4] He was released by manager Frank McLintock in 1986 and dropped into non-League football. [2]

After spells with Maidstone United and Wealdstone, [5] Lynch joined Conference club Barnet in October 1990 and was a part of the team which was promoted to the Football League at the end of the 1990–91 season. [1] [6] [7] He made 60 appearances and scored 12 goals for the club, [8] before dropping back into non-League football to play for Stevenage Borough and Kettering Town. [1] [5] He made a reserve team appearance for Second Division strugglers Peterborough United in March 1997 and played the 1997–98 season with Isthmian League Premier Division club Hendon. [9] [10]

Honours

Barnet

Stevenage Borough

Hendon

Career statistics

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueFA CupLeague CupOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Brentford 1983–84 [3] Third Division 2000002 [lower-alpha 1] 040
1984–85 [3] 10000102 [lower-alpha 1] 0130
1985–86 [3] 33510402 [lower-alpha 1] 0405
Total455105060575
Barnet 1990–91 [8] Conference 15700157
1991–92 [8] Fourth Division 80002000100
1992–93 [8] Third Division8100100091
1993–94 [8] Second Division 223103100264
Total53111061006012
Stevenage Borough 1993–94 [11] Isthmian League Premier Division6060
1994–95 [11] Conference357105 [lower-alpha 2] 1418
1995–96 [11] 269515 [lower-alpha 3] 03610
Total6716611018318
Hendon 1997–98 [10] Isthmian League Premier Division2321014 [lower-alpha 4] 3385
Career total188349111130423840
  1. 1 2 3 Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. 3 appearances and 1 goal in FA Trophy, 2 appearances in Conference League Cup
  3. 3 appearances in FA Trophy, 1 appearance in Conference League Cup, 1 appearance in Herts Charity Cup
  4. 6 appearances and 3 goals in Isthmian League Full Members Cup, 3 appearances in FA Trophy, 2 appearances in Middlesex Senior Cup, 2 appearances in London Challenge Cup, 1 appearance in Isthmian League Cup

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