Gareth Sheldon

Football player from England

Gareth Sheldon Gareth Richard Sheldon (born 31 January 1980 in Birmingham, England) is a professional footballer, currently playing for Midland Football Combination Premier Division side Bolehall Swifts, where he plays as a striker. Sheldon started his career in 1997 with Scunthorpe United, making his Football League debut on the final day of the 1997–98 season, in an away fixture against Shrewsbury Town, which Scunthorpe won 2-0. During the 1998–99 season, he started to make his way into the first-team, but despite only making 11 league appearances, he found himself getting a chance, when coming on as a substitute in the second leg of a play-off semi final match against Swansea City, who had taken a 1-0 lead into the second leg. With Scunthorpe leading the game 1-0 the game went into extra time. Sheldon made a dream start to the extra time period when he scored in the 92nd minute. Tony Bird equalised for Swansea, but four minutes later Sheldon scored his second goal, which proved to be the winner and booked Scunthorpe a place in the final. On 29 May, Scunthorpe United took on Leyton Orient in the 1999 Football League Two play-off final. Scunthorpe won the match, thanks to an early goal from Alex  ( Wikipedia article )


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