HISTORY OF T&MUFC
Nigel was a quick and skilful striker who joined the club at the start of the 2000/01 season having previously played for several different clubs. He scored on his league debut in a 2-1 victory over Wokingham Town at old home Sandy Lane and proceeded to score 51 goals for Tooting & Mitcham in his first season at the club. This included several hat-tricks and four goals in a home FA Vase tie with Bedfont. His phenomenal goal-scoring exploits playing a major part in the club lifting the Isthmian League Division Two title in season 2000/01.
Nigel also received a runners-up medal in that campaign as we went down 3-0 at the hands of Crystal Palace in the Surrey Senior Cup Final played at Gander Green Lane home of Sutton United FC. The following campaign he continued knocking in the goals, 36 of them but not at the same rate as the previous season, although we were now in a higher division. Nigel would play in the last ever first team game at Sandy Lane against Wealdstone, played before a bumper crowd. He scored twice for good measure as we ended our tenure there with a 3-2 victory.
He would leave the Terrors in the close season to join near neighbours Carshalton Athletic, however he would return to Imperial Fields during the 2002-03 campaign. Nigel said “he would always treasure being the last Tooting & Mitcham player to score at Sandy Lane”.
Nigel Webb’s stats were as follows 115 appearances, 22 on the bench and a fantastic 94 goals a really impressive scoring ratio. His twin brother Tony Webb a very dependable goalkeeper also played for Tooting & Mitcham at the same time.
Article written by Ian Bullock TMUFC Members Club Vice President