Anthony Dwyer | Forward














Powerful front man who re-joined the Pitmen in October 2020 from league rivals Stourbridge

Born in Nottingham but eligible to play International football for Montserrat, Dwyer started his career as a junior at Mansfield Town, turning professional in the summer of 2015. He was loaned out to Mickleover Sports in September 2015 to gain valuable first-team experience, playing in twelve games for Sports over a two month period


Later in the season saw Dwyer on the move again, joining Evo-Stik Division One South side Carlton Town on an extended loan spell. He scored three times in ten starts for Carlton before returning to Mansfield in April 2017


Released by the Stags in May 2016, Dwyer joined Evo-Stik Premier League side Ilkeston just before the start of the forthcoming season. After two months at the New Manor Ground, the striker joined Stafford Rangers for a short spell, before returning to the East Midlands in December 2016 by joining Matlock Town


His spell at Matlock was as brief as his one at Stafford - two games - before he rejoined the struggling Ilkeston in late January 2017, seeing out the season at Ilson and witnessing demotion and liquidation of the club


Dwyer linked up with Vanarama National League North side Telford in the summer of 2017 on trial, playing in five successive pre-season friendlies for the Bucks and impressing new manager Rob Edwards sufficiently to earn himself a deal at the club for the forthcoming season


 He started life well at Telford, playing and scoring regularly before losing his place in a struggling Bucks side after Christmas. In an attempt to play more first-team football, he left Telford in March to join the Pitmen in a deal until the end of the season. After regaining his fitness, Dwyer impressed with his trickery and pace down the wing as the Pitmen limped to a sixteenth-placed finish at the end of a disappointing campaign


In May 2018, Dwyer was unveiled as Altrincham's latest summer signing following their promotion back to Vanarama National League North. However, changes in the player's personal life saw his spell at Moss Lane cut short, with Dwyer returning to Keys Park in July 2018 ahead of the start of the pre-season programme. After playing in a couple of games as a triallist, Dwyer joined Vanarama National League North side Leamington after a spell on trial at the Brakes

After being used sparingly by Leamington in the first half of the 2018-2019 campaign, he joined Evo-Stik Southern Premier League Central side Barwell - initially on dual registration and then permanently - in January 2019. After eight games for Barwell, he made the short trip down the A5 to league rivals Tamworth in March 2019, finishing the season at the Lamb

In July 2019, Dwyer tried his luck as a triallist at Vanarama National League side Bromley, earning himself a deal with the Kent side after a successful pre-season period at the club. However, he was almost immediately loaned out to step five side Glebe FC for the first month of the season and returned to the West Midlands in November 2019 to join Stourbridge

Two goals and two man of the match performance in his first two goals for the Glassboys gave a glimpse of Dwyer's talent before the arrival of Andre Brown in December saw him spend more time on the bench competing against Brown and another ex-Pitman in the form of Andre Landell before the season was brought to a stuttering halt in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic

After initially agreeing a new deal with Stourbridge for the forthcoming season, Dwyer struggled for game time for the shot-shy Glassboys and elected to return to Keys Park in October 2020

* Denotes playing records removed after the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons were voided due to coronavirus pandemic

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