Here is the 31st in our weekly series profiling players across the region. Each week a different player will reveal their best (and worst) moments. This week it is the turn of Eccleshill United goal machine Marcus Edwards.
Name: Marcus Edwards
Current Club: Eccleshill United
Previous Clubs: Ossett Town, Glasshoughton Welfare, Albion Sports, Farsley Celtic.
Day Job: Fit Driver
Favourite Team: Liverpool
All-time favourite player and why?: Brazilian Ronaldo because of his skill, pace and goals. There will be never be a better striker in my eyes.
Best mate in football: Matty Dempsey
Description of Career Highlight: Winning the West Riding County Cup at my home town club Bradford City with the club I love Eccleshill United. I scored the winning last minute penalty against Conference North side Harrogate Town. Nobody gave us a chance of winning so it was a shock to people.
Watch Marcus Edwards score the winning penalty in the 2014 West Riding County Cup final – one of the greatest upset local football upsets in recent memory.
Lowest Moment in Football: This season being injured for 4/5 months, it has been hard watching from the sidelines.
Description of Most Memorable Match: Former Eccleshill manager Ian Banks did not think I was a forward so he would play me out wide or I’d be on the bench so we had a game against Hemsworth (in December 2011) and Ian said I was not starting. It went though my head I was going to be leaving, but he put me on up front for the last 25 minutes and I scored five.
First semi-professional manager: Steve Watson (Eccleshill United), father of Farsley Celtic midfielder Ryan Watson.
Description of Favourite Goal (at semi-professional level): Scoring the winning goal in the West Riding County Cup final.
What do you want to achieve in football in the future: I want to play at the highest level possible.
Favourite Non League Ground I’ve played at (barring your own club): Darlington
Take a look at our previous Player Profiles HERE