kieran wells | forward














Powerful, prolific lower league striker who joined the Pitmen in January 2019 from Spalding Town


A striker who has served his apprenticeship in local non-league football throughout the Nottinghamshire area, Wells spent his formative years playing local football for the likes of Blidworth Welfare, Ollerton Town, Gedling Miners Welfare and Dunkirk before joining Rainworth Miners Welfare at step four in March 2013. He scored five in eight games for the Mansfield-based club alongside his brother Brad before joining Eastwood Town for the 2013-2014 season


 Wells made the step up to the Evo-Stik Premier League for the first time in the summer of 2014, joining Belper Town. Despite scoring on the opening day of the season against Ashton United, Wells spent more time as a substitute towards the end of his spell with the Nailers and joined Heanor Town in September 2014


His eight goals for Heanor saw his spell there cut short after four months, linking up with Midland Football League side Long Eaton United in January 2015 for a two-month spell


In March 2015, he made the key decision to join Handsworth Parramore, playing in Toolstation Northern Counties East League. He plundered goals at a rapid rate, scoring at nearly a goal a game over the next two seasons for the club to attract interest from other clubs higher up


In December 2016, big-spending Basford United signed the striker to aid their promotion push from the Evo-Stik Division One South. He made a bright start for his new side but dropped out of favour in the final season as Martin Carruthers' side pushed for top spot. Wells joined league rivals Stamford in February 2018 until the end of the season, scoring three times in seven starts


In May 2018, he linked up with his brother Brad once more, this time at league new boys AFC Mansfield. He was once again regularly on the scoresheet, playing well in both games against Hednesford in their F.A. Trophy 1st Qualifying Round games in October 2018 and scoring the winner in the replay at Keys Park


In December 2018, the Wells brothers both left Mansfield to link up with Spalding, playing five games before Nicky Eaden brought Kieran to Keys Park as he looked to solve the Pitmen's goalscoring problems this term. Wells hit the ground running, scoring six times in fourteen games to help the club to a thirteenth place finish and earned himself a cult hero status with the Hednesford supporters with his enthusiasm for the game and the scoring of crucial goals. He was joined by his brother Brad once again in March 2019 after he had followed Kieran to Keys Park from Spalding


In May 2019, Wells was the first player from the 2018-2019 squad to agree terms with the club after talks with manager Gary Hayward


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