matt curley | defence/midfield











5' 9"


player bio

Right-back, who can also operate in midfield, who rejoined the Pitmen after a short spell at Evo-Stik Southern League Central strugglers Halesowen Town in March 2019


A trainee at the much-admired Romulus academy, Curley made a handful of appearances for the Sutton Coldfield-based club in the 2014-2015 season and again at the start of the following season, before joining Rugby Town in November 2015


He impressed at Butlin Road, playing in a number of positions and showing his adaptability in twenty-five starts for Rugby. He joined Evo-Stik League Division One South side Chasetown in May 2016, staying with the Scholars until January 2017 when he made the step up into the Premier Division for the first time by joining Romulus's landlords Sutton Coldfield Town


He played a big part in Sutton's escape from relegation to step four, sealing their status at step three for the following season on the final day of the season


Curley's form at the back end of the 2016-2017 season had caught the eye of Tamworth, with manager Andy Morrell inviting the youngster to pre-season training at the Lamb. After agreeing a deal with the club, Curley was an ever-present in the Lambs squad for the opening fifteen games of the season, making five starts


Despite this, Curley agreed to join the Pitmen in November 2017, making his debut in the 2-1 home win over Stalybridge Celtic. He was highly impressive an influential in the side's surge up the league table over the festive period, switching to left-back and turning in a string of fine displays


In May 2018, Curley became the latest player from the current squad to agree a new deal with the Pitmen for the 2018-2019 season. He was once again a consistent figure in the Pitmen's side, both at right-back and the right wing, forming part of a tight Hednesford defence as the side established themselves in mid-table during the first half of the season


However, Rob Smith's resignation as Hednesford manager in November 2018 and subsequent appointment as Halesowen manager saw many of the Pitmen's top performers follow Smith to the Grove over the next three weeks, with Curley making the move to the Yeltz in December 2018


 Smith and assistant Larry Chambers failed to address Halesowen's problems and left the Yeltz in March 2019 as Halesowen dropped into the relegation zone. Curley took the opportunity to return to Keys Park two weeks later, rejoining the club where he had enjoyed much success on a deal until the end of the season


In June 2019, despite the Pitmen's move to Southern League Central Curley agreed to extend his stay at Keys Park into the forthcoming season


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