Gareth Sheldon Soccer Midfielder
Gareth Richard Sheldon (born 31 January 1980 in Birmingham, England) is a professional footballer, currently playing for East Midlands Counties Football League side Bardon Hill, 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.
|Date of birth|
|January 31st, 1980|
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Tamworth F.C. Football
Tamworth Football Club is an English football club based in Tamworth, Staffordshire. The club participates in the Conference National, the fifth tier of English football. The club were formed in 1933 after the previous Tamworth club, Tamworth Castle, ceased to exist. They originally played at The Jolly Sailor Ground but after a year moved into The Lamb Ground. Local rivals include Burton Albion and Nuneaton Town, and to a lesser degree Atherstone Town, Bedworth United and Bolehall Swifts. The team are currently managed by Marcus Law, and the club captain is Paul Green. The town of Tamworth had been represented at football by Tamworth Castle F.C. until the club folded in 1933. This void was filled thanks to a campaign started by a letter local from a businessman in the local newspaper setting in motion the formation of Tamworth F.C. Originally playing next to the Jolly Sailor pub, the club moved to their present ground, The Lamb Ground, in 1934. Tamworth began life competing in the Birmingham Combination, before joining the West Midlands League, which was later renamed the Birmingham League, in the 1950s.