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MATT LOVETT
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/08/1979
HOMETOWN: Staines
POSITION: Goalkeeper
PREVIOUS CLUB: Staines Town
SQUAD NUMBER: N/A
FIRST SIGNED: 01/07/2005
FULL DEBUT: 20/08/2005 vs Walton & Hersham
STATUS: Unsigned
NATIONALITY: British

GENERAL
Matt Lovett is a big and commanding goalkeeeper with plenty of experience who joined us from main rivals, Staines Town, where he was a key team member for many years.

Matt arrived at the Beveree in July 2005 as one of Alan Devonshire's key signings that summer. Matt can always be heard organising the defence infront of him and his performances for the Beavers in the Isthmian Premier and Conference South have earned him great respect among the fans.

Unfortunately, Matt was seriously injured in early 2012 while playing for the Reserve side against Met. Police, subsequently he is out of action for the foreseeale future and currently unsigned for 2012/13.


EARLY CAREER
Unlike most non-league players, Matt had played for no other club than his home town, Staines, before his move to the Beveree.

Indeed he was at Wheatsheaf Park from a very young age, working his way through the youth ranks to eventually earn the number one shirt in the first team, and making over 400 appearances for the Swans in the process. Matt played with the likes of ex-Beavers Matt Flitter and Craig Maskell towards the end of his Wheatsheaf Park career.


BEAVERS CAREER, 2005 - PRESENT
Matt had no trouble establishing himself in the team and quickly becoming a well known figure at the Beveree, eventually making 54 appearences in his first season, and keeping over 15 clean sheets in the process.

Matt won his first award in December 2006, picking up the safe hands award for the month from the Isthmian League, after clean sheets against Folkestone Invicta; Slough Town; Leyton and Walton & Hersham in league matches that month.

After an impressive stint at the Beveree Matt has made more appearances than any other goalkeeper in recent club history, having stood between the sticks for the Beavers nearly 300 times.


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