Watkins, Craig

Birth Date

4th May 1986

Occupation

Winger

Biographical Text

Watkins made a goalscoring debut for Exeter City at Accrington Stanley in August 2005. The Grecians won 2-1.

However, Watkins only went on to make a total of five substitute appearances and didn’t score another goal for the Grecians.

Watkins joined Havant & Waterlooville at the start of March 2006 having been released by Exeter City, for whom he signed two weeks into the season from Conference South Sutton United.

He was previously with Ryman League side Epsom & Ewell, the then 18-year-old taking the club’s golden boot in his debut season in 2003/04.

From there he joined Sutton in the summer of 2004, scoring on his debut in a friendly against Horley Town.

During the 2004/05 season he became a popular figure at Sutton, eventually sharing the golden boot, and maintained links with the U`s in October 2005 when he returned to the side on loan from Exeter, eventually leaving with a tally of eighteen goals from fifty-nine appearances.

He left Havant & Waterlooville in July 2007 to re-sign for Sutton, but became former Grecian Shaun Gale’s first signing as manager the following October, having impressed previously with his ability to bring a fast pace to the Hawks’ front line.

Watkins was training Woking at the start of the 2009-10 season, in the hope of earning a contract with the Cards. He signed for Hayes and Yeading in November 2009.

Released by them in May 2010, a month later he signed for Metropolitan Police. He moved to Sutton United for a fourth spell with the cub in June 2011.

Appearances

1

Appearances as Substitute

5

Goals

1

Files

Citation

“Watkins, Craig,” The Grecian Archive, accessed May 28, 2018, http://grecianarchive.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/614.

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