Last updated 29/07/17


DAVE PACE – Chairman / Manager

His association with the club stretches back to the early nineties where he played for the clubs youth team in the Lancashire league. As a player he had spells abroad with Dallas Tornados and Olympiakos before returning to England and taking a keen interest in Droylsden, a club his father watched from the terraces.

He has been chairman of the club since1993/94 and after a succession of managers, he took over as manager in 1998 when the club was in the Unibond 1st division. Since then he has won the Unibond 1st division, Unibond Presidents Cup, the Peter Swales Challenge Shield and the Manchester Premier Cup a number of times. After a heartbreaking play off final defeat in 2005/06 against Stafford he won the Conference North title in 2006/07 to take the club to its highest level of non league football for the first time in its history. Although disappointingly we were relegated after only one season it will always be looked upon as a great achievement.

AEON LATTIE - Assistant Manager / Player

A player and manager who seems to have been at Droylsden forever, a stalwart defender for the club for many years making his return this season whilst continuing with the management side of things, he is part of the fabric of the club and has formed a successful partnership with Dave lasting many years.


Crossy has been with the club for many years and has proved to be an valued member of staff, always good with the banter so as well as being a skilful professional so can also maintain players spirits when they need it most.

GED MURPHY – Player / Coach

Ged is no stranger to the club and he re-joined us from Prescot Cables as a player and coach. A right sided midfielder or defender he is a great motivator and strong character with a good knowledge of the game.

SHAQUILLE ANTOINE CLARKE 19/06/1996 – full back

great signing from Lancaster City the season before last, really forward thinking attacking full back with bags of skill and bags of pace, impressed the management team when he starred in the Lancaster team on a couple of recent meeting, a great addition to the squad.

DOMAINE ROUSE 04/07/89 – Midfield

Domaine has had a few spells at the Butchers Arms and has returned to add his skills to the midfield, on his day can perform as one of the best, good in the tackle, good in the air and good vision makes him ideal for his current position.

LUKE DALY 30/06/96 – Midfield

Luke joined us two seasons ago and has resigned this term from Burnley where he was a first year pro, previously at Man Utd he is a tenacious visionary in midfield and has good skills, fair to say we here at Droylsden think he is a player who has definitely slipped through the net, much to our advantage

SCOTT METCALFE 28/03/88 – Midfield

Scott joined us mid last season from Warrington Town, he is an attacking midfielder with bags of vision and a good engine should fit in well with our style of football

LIAM CADDICK 01/06/1989 – Midfield

Liam joined us from Burscough, pacey winger with bags of skill, likes nothing more than taking on defenders, always with an eye for goal, Liam is definitely a fans favourite which his dancing feet and attacking flair

YOMI SAMUELS 23/09/96 - Defender

Joins us again this season, Yomi had a few starts last season and now is looking to establish himself in the main body of the team, good on the ball and can read the game well, still only 21 years old and learning but has the raw ability to do well.

JAMES COATES 22/02/1985 - Goalkeeper

Signed from Airbus at the start of last season James is an experienced keeper with great attributes, big and commanding James is also good with his feet and as proven in the pre- season games is a great shot stopper.

DOMINIC SMITH 22/09/1995- Striker

Returns to us for a second spell from Burscough, Dominic is a big strong centre forward in the old fashioned vein, good in the air with a fearsome shot in his locker, always looking for goals and a real handful for opposition defences

JACK RUDGE 15/11/1994 – Midfield

Jack joined us from Warrington on recommend having heard we try to play football on the floor he feels, as do we that he can contribute greatly to the team play, bags of ability and very comfortable on the ball which suits everyone at the Buthers down to the ground.

JAMIE FROST 06/10/1996 – Winger

Last season’s signing from Brighouse Town and ex Burnley pro, Jamie is quick and skilful with an eye for a goal, excellent crossing ability, loves to get down that line and occupy full backs

ADAM FARRELL 15/01/1990 – Striker

Adam joined us on a permanent deal from Stalybridge Celtic last season following a successful extended loan spell and has re-joined us this year, good all round striker who is intelligent and really is a handful for opposition defences

CIARAN KILHEENEY – 09/01/1984 – Striker

Ciaran needs no introduction to the Bloods Faithful he returned last season having spent a successful spell at Warrington Town and has resigned this year, he is a renowned prolific striker who has been coaxed back to add to our presence at the sharp end of the field

DIMITRI TUANZEBE - 16/01/1996 – Striker

Dimitre joins us following a really successful spell at Clitheroe, he is a strong powerful and skilful striker who plays on the right hand side of the pitch and can also play as a winger.

WILL JONES – 01/04/1991- Keeper

Signed from Mossley, tall and steady with good feet and command of his box and provides us with competition in the goal keeping department.

DANIEL HALL – 14/11/1983 – Centre half

Signed for this season from Stalybridge Celtic, Daniel is a centre half who is not the tallest but more than makes up for that with his ability to read the game, likes to play out from the back which suits us fine, good ability on the ball and unflappable.

GEORGE LEIGH – 21/03/1995 – Midfield

George signs from Sterling he is a composed midfield player, aggressive on the ball and with no little flair.

BEN BARBER – 08/04/1995 – Full Back

The signing of Ben is a major coup for the club, he was with York City last season and most of us will remember fondly his time on loan from Stoke City a couple of seasons ago, he is a prolific talent who loves to attack and bomb on, bags of skill with the ball and can defend

ALEX FROST – 18-09-1985 – Centre Back

Alex re- joins us this season from Trafford, he is a dominating centre half with good experience and is a team leader, good talker and good reader of the game, is steadying influence in the rear guard.

WAYNE RILEY – 26/09/1989 – Midfield

Wayne joins us this season from Nantwich Town, he is a creative midfielder with an eye for goal, he is a versatile player who can be used anywhere across the middle, he has bags of experience both in England and Wales.

BEN WHARTON – 17/06/1990 – Forward

Ben joins us from a spell at Brighouse Town where he scored a memorable goal featured everywhere amongst others, he is a prolific striker and has bags of experience, a true defenders nightmare

DYLAN SMITH – 05/03/98- Defender

Signed from Skelmersdale United last season, young, confident, left footed centre half ex Accrington Stanley good things are expected from Dylan at the club




Category: Players