T&MUFC legend retires from football
Everyone sends a big thank you and all our best wishes to T&MUFC legend Dean Hamlin following his last game for the club against Staines Town.
He received a guard of honour as well as a standing ovation for his Man of the Match performance too! Thank you Deano, you will be missed by everyone at the club.
They tried to take the ball off Deano but he said NO NO NO!!!
Deano started his career at Sutton United and played in the Conference as a teenager, before moving to Whyteleafe. From there he came to T&MUFC, making his debut in a 1-1 draw at Met Police (in Billy Smith's first game) in 2006, but left us for the first time to join Kingstonian and then Chipstead, before dropping down the leagues to play for Lingfield.
Deano returned the Isthmian League with Dorking Wanderers where he won promotion to the Premier Division but he re-joined Chipstead before finally returning to us in 2019. Deano played at total of 261 appearances for the club (plus an additional 12 appearances as a substitute), scoring 3 goals.
His honours with T&MUFC include promotion play off winner in 2008, 3x London Senior Cup Winner & 1x Surrey Senior Cup Winner, along with an FA Cup 1st Round appearance vs Stockport County in 2009.
End of Season Awards event a big success!
Congratulations to all the winners from our U18, U23 & 1st Team Squads for their achievements over the season and best wishes for 2022/23
WINNERS U18's: Raees Banngura Williams & Kuba Chylarecki
WINNERS U23's: Malachai Cole & Abayomi Obafemi
WINNERS 1st Team: Cory Walters Wright, Baye Ndiaye, Shamal Edwards & Mark Walters
T&MUFC Veterans 'Trevor Fords Tooting' return to Imperial Fields
Saturday 9th April
The club is delighted to announce that a large group of Veteran Terror's will be joining us for the home match against Bedfont Sports on Saturday 9th April.
We hope that they have a fantastic day & bring the 1st team some luck on the pitch too!
Details of some of those attending are below.
Trevor Ford - A legend as a player for Tooting between 1972-1983 making a record 512 appearances scoring 37 goals. Played in the 1976 team that reached the FA Cup 4th Round and during 1979/80 he played for an FA XI. In 1983 he took a break from football to concentrate on bobsleighing and competed in the Four Man Championships and qualified for the World Cup Finals in Italy. In the 80’s he managed Margate and Bromley before returning to Sandy Lane in 1991. He remained in position until January 1996 during which time he led the Tooting to the 1993 Full Members Cup and finished 4th in Isthmian League Division One in the 1993/94 season, narrowly missing out on promotion.
Peter Shaw - Assistant manager and player. ‘Shawry’ brought Football League experience to Tooting in 1991/92 having represented both Charlton Athletic and Gillingham between 1977 and 1986. Made 51 Terrors appearances and started in the 1993 Full Members Cup Final victory. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic number two to Trevor Ford, he is a computer programmer, now living in Tonbridge.
Ralph Cowan - Towering central defender that represented British Universities, Ralph played under former Busby Babe Bill Foulkes at Witney Town and then Bobby Moore at Oxford City. He signed for Tooting in 1990 and made his presence felt at both ends of the field and scoring an incredible 18 goals in the 93/94 season which was to be his last due to recurring knee problems. Also played cricket professionally for Sussex and is now a science teacher.
Bobby Dennnington - The dressing room comedian, and a cultured left back with excellent distribution, ‘Bobby D’ came to Sandy Lane from Bromley and made 197 appearances from 1991-1996 scoring 12 goals. Returned to Bromley where he played 150+ games. Also represented Leyton Wingate whom he scored against on his Sandy Lane debut.
Kevin Duffell - Started out at Epsom & Ewell where he played for 9 years from 1981 and represented Tooting between 1989 and 1992. Subsequently wore the colours of Dorking, Hampton & Richmond and Bedfont where he won the London Senior Cup. Went onto play Vets football for Manor Athletic and lifted county and national silverware.
Steve Fowler - Central midfielder with a keen eye for goal, Steve signed from Sutton United in December 1989. Top scored from midfield in 94/95 with 19 goals and remained at the club until 1996, making 141 appearances netting on 31 occasions. A builder by trade, he went onto play for Banstead and enjoyed many years playing for Sporting Kitz Vets, finally hanging up the boots two years ago.
Brian Frampton - The life of Brian began with childhood emigration to Australia and he played for Coburg in the Victoria League before returning to England in 1979. ‘Frammy’ spent ten years at Bromley, earning a testimonial against Crystal Palace, then followed manager Trevor Ford to Margate. After 3 years he joined Trevor at Sandy Lane and made 186 appearances in his trademark knee brace before departing in 1996. He enjoyed a further three years at Tonbridge FC and then played Vets football for Corinthian FC in Kent until a hip replacement in 2012.
Noel Frankum - A former apprentice at Burnley he had two spells at Tooting, first signing from Kingstonian in 92/93 and won the Young Player of the Year award in his first season. He returned in 2000 from Carshalton and played a key role in the 2nd Division title winning team. Small in stature but big on personality, a creative midfielder with an eye for a through ball. He finished his career at AFC Wimbledon where he won the 2003/04 Combined Counties League.
Paul Loughlin - spotted by Bromley and spent ten years there playing at all levels from youth to the first team, and after a short loan spell at Croydon, spent 5 years at Tooting which he describes as “glorious”. Equally at home in midfield or up front, he was always fully committed in the tackle and a willing runner, making him popular with his teammates but horrible to play against. Made 215 first team appearances, scoring 28 goals. Locky is a lift engineer by trade but still struggles to reach the top floor button.
John Myatt - A former Crystal Palace apprentice where he captained the youth team, John had short spells with a number of league clubs before signing for Tooting in 1991/92 and won the Young Player of the Year award. A combative yet composed central midfielder he left Tooting in 1996 having played 221 games and went onto play for Croydon before joining Bromley in 1999 and eventually finished at Banstead in 2006. Now Head of PE in a school, he resides in Eltham.
Lee Orkney - a superbly consistent goalkeeper, Lee represented Hampton, Walton & Hersham and Dorking and joined Tooting midway through the 92/93 season. Went onto make 231 appearances before departing in 1997. A no nonsense, reliable keeper and a managers dream.
Micky Rootes - Joined Tooting in 1993 having been an apprentice at Wimbledon FC and was usually deployed as an attacking right wing back. Departed at the end of the 95/96 season but returned in 2000 where he played a part in the clubs 2nd Division championship winning team as a regular scorer from midfield. Made a total of 238 appearances scoring 27 goals. His final match for the Stripes came in an injury ravaged 02/03 campaign, he then suffered a cruciate ligament injury in his only AFC Wimbledon appearance which brought his non league career to an end aged 29, though he was able to play at amateur level for many years.
Dave Taylor - Another club stalwart, ‘Tayls’ was a superb centre back that played for Hayes, Dulwich Hamlet and Croydon before joining Tooting in 1989. Captained the team after Micky Stephens departure in 1994 and retained the armband until 1998. He made 437 appearances scoring 30 goals and was awarded a belated testimonial along with former teammate David Gabriel in the clubs opening game at Imperial Fields against a Chelsea XI in 2002. Now a retired secondary headteacher now running an Educational Consultancy and Garden Design company.
Mark Tompkins - Fiery striker that joined Tooting from Fisher Athletic in 1991/92 and was a regular scorer until his departure in March 1996 to Bromley for an undisclosed fee. Tommo was a Sandy Lane fans favourite he bagged 80 goals in 191 matches. He went onto play for the likes of Erith Town, Croydon, Cray Wanderers, Greenwich Borough and Whyteleafe, and went into management winning the Kent League Cup at Erith in 2008. He also managed Croydon and Chipstead.
Ian Young - Arrived at Sandy Lane in December 1992 from Margate having played under Trevor Ford both there and at Bromley. ‘Youngy’ came through the ranks at Gillingham and made one first team appearance. He won Bromley’s 88/89 Player of the Year award. Equally at home at full back or in midfield, he made 71 Tooting appearances before joining Chatham in the Summer of 1994. Later played for Corinthian Veterans. A postman by trade.