Player Profile – Marcus Edwards

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.

Eccleshill United striker Marcus Edwards

Name: Marcus Edwards

Age: 27

Current Club: Eccleshill United

Previous Clubs: Ossett Town, Glasshoughton Welfare, Albion Sports, Farsley Celtic.

Day Job: Fit Driver

Based: Bradford

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.

Marcus Edwards celebrates during a recent Eccleshill game. Picture: George Wood Photography

Marcus Edwards has returned to Eccleshill United last summer after a season at Albion Sports

Marcus Edwards, pictured during the NCEL League Cup final in 2014 which Eccleshill lost to Knaresborough on penalties

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

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