Douglas and District Football Club

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(Some details missing October 2002 - July 2007)

  • The club was formed in 1996 by Paul Parker and joined the Manx football league Division Two in 1996/97 season. Only a first team was entered.
  • Our first victory was at home to St. Johns in the FA Cup on 11th January 1997. The score was 4-1, with Mike Cowin bagging a hat-trick. We were the first new club to progress to the next round in their first season.
  • The clubs first ever goalscorer was Enzo Ciappelli who scored at home to Marown on 27th August 1996.
  • Our first game was away to Michael United which we lost 6-0.
  • The Combination team was only added a year later for kick off for the 1997/98 season.
  • The club changed its name from Barclays FC to Douglas & District FC in time for the 2002/2003 season.
  • The last match under the name of Barclays FC was a 3-0 away win over Michael United in Combination Two on 13th April 2002. Paul Guiver, Nigel Paul and Shaun Gritton scored the goals in the second half.
  • The first league match under the name of Douglas & District was a 3-1 defeat at St. Johns in Division Two on 24th August 2002. James McIlhagga scored the first goal under the new name, with Brian Duffy saving a Nick Hurt penalty.
  • The first FA Cup match under the name of Douglas & District was a 4-1 victory against Ronaldsway on 4th January 2003
  • We beat RYCOB in their first ever first team match at Scoill Ree Gorree on 22/8/09, with a 3-2 victory courtesy of a Steve Wilson penalty, Scott Webster and substitute Darren Armstrong's goals.
  • Our first penalty shoot out was in the FA Cup 1st Round v RYCOB at home, 26/1/13. 1-1 at FT, 2-2 AET, we won the shoot out 4-2. Jamie Spicer, Dave McDaid, Ryan Downey and Daniel Stewart-Clague scored all 4 of our penalties, with Andy Courcey saving one. We progressed to our first ever 1st team cup quarter final against Laxey.
  • Andy Courcey and Jamie Spicer were the first ever D&D player's to be named in the Isle of Man Newspapers Team of the Week, from the FA Cup match above 26/1/13. The closest we came before that was goalkeeper Paul Surgeon, despite us getting beat 9-1 by DHSOB!
  • Our first win over a top flight side was in the Hospital Cup v Castletown 14th January 2013, with a 2-1 win despite playing half of the 2nd half with 10 men after Jamie Spicer saw red for bringing a player down last man. Daniel Stewart-Clague and Richard Brant scored the goals to put us into our first ever Hospital Cup quarter final, and meaning we played 3 consecutive rounds of a cup competition for the first time. We lost against Union Mills in the quarter final.
  • Andy Courcey became the first D&D player to be called up to an Isle of Man Representative side, and made his debut in a friendly for the Masters (Veterans) against the IOM under 18s on 19th March 2013.
  • Manny Kaneen was the first D&D player to score a hat-trick on his debut. He scored 3 in the combi away to Foxdale on 22nd February 2014.
  • Rob McCowliff was the first D&D player to score a 4 goals on his debut. He scored 4 in the first team at home v Michael on 5th September 2015.
  • Our first ever trophy was the Under 9s Office World Cup, coming from 3-1 down at half time to defeat Marown 5-3 in the final on 26th September 2015.
  • Ethan Hawley, Beren Colley & Nathan Robinson became our first juniors (Under 9s) to play for an Isle of Man Respresentative side, they all started the 4-1 defeat by Everton on 17th October 2015. Nathan Robinson put the Isle of Man 1-0 ahead, and was the first D&D player to score for the Isle of Man.
First Team
  • Our first game was away to Michael on the 24th August 1996, which we lost 6-0.
  • Our first victory was at home to St. Johns in the FA Cup on 11th January 1997. The score was 4-1, with Mike Cowin bagging a hat-trick.
  • Our biggest defeat stand at an embarrassing 16-0 at the hands of Colby on 7th September 1996.
  • Our largest victory was over Malew on the first day of the season (Lacey forgets which!), we stuffed them 11-0.
  • Our highest league position is 9th, in the 2002/2003 season, our first as Douglas & District.
  • Our top goalscorer in one season is Richard Mulhern, who bagged 27 goals in 26 league games in 1999/2000.
  • It took 6 years, but the 6-0 victory against Braddan on 21st September 2002 put our goal difference in the plus for the first time.
  • Matty Bartlett, Lawrence Looney, Jon Conroy and Rob McCowliff (on his debut) have scored the most goals in 1 game, scoring 4.
  • The first player booked for the first team was Graham Palmer on 28th September 1996 away to St. Johns.
  • The first player to see red was Phil Ward on the 10th September 1996 at home to Foxdale.
Combination Team
  • The combination team was formed a year after the first team in time for the season of 1997/98.
  • The combi's first game was away to Marown on the 23rd August 1997, we lost 9-1.
  • Lee Costello was the first ever goalscorer for the combination team during a 9-1 drumming from Marown on the 23rd August 1997.
  • Biggest defeat fell against Ramsey on the 30th August 1997, we got battered 16-0.
  • We battered Jurby 16-0 on the 15th January 2005 which is the combi's biggest victory to date. Matty Bartlett scored 9, the most goals scored by a D&D player in one game. Steven McIntosh 4, Clive Hesketh 2 and Scott Keable scored the others.
  • Highest league position was during the season of 2014/15, we finished 6th out of 12, ourf irst top half finish.
  • Our top goalscorer in one season is Kosta Lazarov, who bagged 16 goals in 17 games in 2014/2015.
  • Most goals in a single came were scored by Matty Barlett against Jurby on the 15th January 2005, he managed to bag 9. Tony Stewart scored 4 at home to the Police on the 27th October 2001.
  • Phil Ward was the first player booked away to St. Johns on 27th September 1996.
  • The first combi player to see red was Craig Atton at home to Corinthians on 5th December 1998.
  • The furthest the club have progressed in the Junior Cup was the quarter finals (2nd round) in 2003/04. After a bye in the preliminary round we beat Ronaldsway 4-3 at home in the first round with Alex Laou scoring all 4, before being beat 8-0 at home by St. George's.
  • Our first combi Junior Cup penalty shoot out was away at Ayre United in the preliminary round, 6/4/13. 0-0 at FT, 1-1 AET, we lost the shoot out 4-2. Ashley Humphrey and Darren Armstrong scored, Robbie Callister and Cye Maddocks missed, with Niall Quiggin saving one.

Masters (Veterans) Team

  • The veterans team was formed in time for the season of 2011/12.
  • The vets' first game was against Colby at the newly refurbished Bowl Stadium on the 9th October 2011, we lost 2-0.
  • Robbie Callister was the first player booked away to Ayre United on 4th December 2011.
  • Paul Kenna was the first ever goalscorer for the veterans team during a 3-1 defeat by RYCOB on the 8th January 2012.
  • The vets' first victory was against Ronaldsway on the 22nd January 2012. The score was 1-0, with Paul Kenna scoring the goal.
  • Our highest league position is 9th (out of 12), in the 2011/2012 season.
  • Our biggest defeat stand at an embarrassing 10-0 at the hands of Ayre United on 23rd September 2012.
  • Our largest victory was over RYCOB on the 11th October 2015, we won 10-4.
  • Pete Kirkham and Robbie Corrin have scored the most goals in 1 game, scoring 4.
  • Our first Masters FA Cup penalty shoot out was against Corinthians at the Bowl in the preliminary round, 9/2/14. 0-0 at FT, straight to penalties where we won 4-1. We scored all of our penalties from Paul Craig, Paul Shimmin, Bruce Parkinson and Pete Kirkham scoring, with Andy Courcey saving one. This was the first Masters cup match we played, after being unable to field a team against Peel in the Preliminary Round of the 2012/13 season.
  • The furthest the club have progressed in the Masters FA Cup was the semi final in 2014/15. We beat Union Mills 4-1 at The Bowl in the quarter final. We progressed to our first ever semi final v Peel.
  • Our top goalscorer in one season is Pete Kirkham, who bagged 8 goals in 11 league games in 2013/14.
  • The first masters player to see red was... not happened yet!

Cowell Cup Under 18s

  • The club entered a team in the 2013 Cowell Cup for the first time, drawn in an 8 team group 2.
  • Our first Cowell Cup game was against RYCOB at home on 4th April 2013, we lost 5-0. Davis Taylor was sent off, our first red card in the competition!
  • Davis Taylor was also the first ever goalscorer for the Cowell Cup team during a 2-2 draw against Ronaldsway on the 15th April 2013.
  • The first point was in the same game against Ronaldway, and they also drew 1-1 with St. Georges on the 2nd May 2013.
  • The first win was against Marown on 30th April 2015. The score was 1-0 (also our first clean sheet) with Brian Tung getting the goal.

Junior Teams

  • The juniors team was formed in 2012.
  • The juniors first game was against Laxey under 9s at St. Ninian's Bemahague Lower School 3G pitch on 16th September 2011, we lost 9-1, with most of our players eligible for under 7s.
  • Niamph Murphy was the juniors first ever goalscorer in the same game. She is also the club's first female goalscorer.
  • The juniors first victory was against Marown under 7s on the 13th January 2013. The score was 5-0, with Kyle Howarth (2), Ajay Roberts (2) and Jake ? with the goals.
Springfield Road
  • Our last game was the first team against RYCOB on 1st May 2010, which we won 2-0.
  • In the same match, the last goalscorers were Lawrence Looney and Dave McDaid.
  • Our last combi game was against Onchan on 27th March 2010, which we lost 6-0.
  • The last goalscorer for the combi was Dave Mathieson (or was it an own goal?) who scored in a 2-1 win against Pulrose United on 20th February 2010.
  • (The last goalscorer for the combi before that was Ciaran Doherty, in the same match)
Union Mills
  • Our first game was the first team against RYCOB on 14th August 2010, which we lost 4-1.
  • The first goalscorer was a RYCOB player scoring an own goal!
  • In the same match, the first D&D goal was a Chris Bowers own goal!
  • Paul Craig and Matty Beattie also received red cards in the same match.
  • The first goalscorer for the first team by a D&D player was Richard Brant, in a 4-2 defeat to Pulrose United on 21st August 2010.
  • The first goalscorer for D&D by a D&D player was Darren Armstrong, in a 4-2 combi defeat to St. Johns on 17th August 2010.
Noble's Park
  • Our first game was the combi against RYCOB on 6th November 2010, which we lost 5-2.
  • In the same match, the first goalscorer was Nigel Paul.
  • The first goalscorer for the first team was a Darren Armstrong own goal! In a 10-0 defeat to St. Johns on 4th December 2010.
  • The first goalscorer for the first team by a D&D player was Daniel Stewart-Clague, in a 4-1 (after extra time) defeat to Foxdale in the FA Cup on 8th January 2011.

First Team Hat-tricks

  • Mike Cowin 11th January 1997, at home in FA Cup to St Johns United. Won 4-1
  • Richard Mulhern 20th November 1999, away in league to Foxdale. Won 8-4
  • Richard Mulhern 19th February 2000, at home in league to Michael United. Won 6-5
  • Steve McIntosh 9th September 2000, at home in league to Onchan. Won 4-2
  • Matty Bartlett (4) 14th October 2000, at home in league to Jurby. Won 8-4
  • Leigh Dalton 14th October 2000, at home in league to RYCOB. Won 5-1
  • Steve McIntosh 3rd September 2002, at home in league to Jurby. Won 9-0
  • Grant Ratcliff 3rd September 2002, at home in league to Jurby. Won 9-0
  • Matty Bartlett 14th September 2002, home in league to Michael United. Won 5-2
  • Matty Bartlett 19th October 2002, home in league to Onchan. Won 5-2
  • Steve McIntosh 28th December 2002, away in league to Jurby. Won 7-3
  • Matty Bartlett 3rd January 2004, home in FA Cup to Malew. Won 7-0
  • Matty Bartlett 11th September 2004, home n league to Jurby. Won 5-0
  • Lawrence Looney (4) ?, against Corinthians. Lost 6-5
  • Richard Brant 19th April 2008, at home in league to RYCOB. Won 7-3
  • Jon Conroy 22nd April 2008, away in league to Marown. Won 6-2
  • Jon Conroy (4) 29th April 2008, away in league to Ronaldsway. Won 6-0
  • Richard Brant 4th April 2009, away in league to Onchan. Won 4-3
  • Vinnie Marsella 28th November 2009, away in league to Police. Won 5-3
  • Richard Brant 29th January 2011, home in league to Marown. Won 7-2.
  • Daniel Stewart-Clague 19th March 2011, home in league to Braddan. Lost 5-4.
  • Adam 'Ray' Rosevear 12th November 2011, away in league Braddan. Lost 7-4.
  • Konrad Kumor 7th January 2012, away in FA Cup to Douglas Royal. Lost 6-3.
  • Konrad Kumor 29th September 2012, away in league to Douglas Royal. Won 3-2
  • Daniel Stewart-Clague 11th January 2014, away in league to Malew. Won 5-1
  • Daniel Stewart-Clague 13th April 2014, away in league to Colby. Won 4-2
  • Daniel Stewart-Clague 13th September 2014, home in league to Onchan. Drew 4-4
  • Rob McCowliff (4) 5th September 2015 (first D&D player to score 4 on debut), home in league to Michael. Won 5-2
  • Daniel Stewart-Clague 12th September 2015, away in league to Governors Athletic. Won 7-5
  • Richard Brant 24th October 2015, home in league to Onchan. Drew 4-4
Combination Hat-tricks
  • Richard Mulhern 13th September 1997, at home in league to Foxdale. Won 4-3
  • Tony Stewart 12th September 1998, away in league to Jurby. Won 4-2
  • Steve Sharples 31st October 1998, away in league to Onchan. Lost 6-3
  • Leigh Dalton 19th August 2000, at home in league to Michael United. Won 5-1
  • Leigh Dalton 9th September 2000, away in league to Onchan. Won 5-4
  • Adrian Ferrara 14th October 2000, away in league to Jurby. Won 8-0
  • Adrian Ferrara 18th November 2000, at home in league to Ronaldsway. Won 5-3
  • Tony Stewart (4) 27th October 2001, at home in league to Police. Lost 10-5
  • Leigh Dalton 19th October 2002, away in league to Onchan. Won 4-2
  • Tony Deakin 4th January 2003, home in league to Jurby. Won 4-1
  • Alex Laou (4) 24th April 2004, home in Junior Cup to Ronaldsway. Won 4-3
  • Nigel Paul ?, against Michael United.
  • Matty Bartlett (9) 15th January 2005, in league against Jurby. Won 16-0.
  • Steven McIntosh (4) 15th January 2005, in league against Jurby. Won 16-0.
  • Nigel Paul 8th April 2006, away in Junior Cup to RYCOB. Won 5-1
  • Danny Foster 15th April 2008, at home in league to Pulrose United. Won 4-2
  • Paul Craig 29th November 2008, away in league to Police. Drew 4-4
  • Jamie Corrin 21st April 2009, at home in league to Police. Won 6-1
  • Kosta Lazarov 12th October 2013, away in league to Ronaldsway. Won 3-2
  • Daniel Stewart-Clague 7th December 2013, away in league to Pulrose, Won 4-0
  • Manny Kaneen 22nd February 2014 (first D&D player to score hat-trick on debut), away in league to Foxdale. Won 7-1
  • Jake Turner-Oliver 8th March 2014, home in league to Ronaldsway. Won 4-1
  • Marc Barron 30th August 2014, away in league to Castletown. Won 9-1
  • Mariyan Dreshev 18th October 2014, away in league to Malew. Won 5-4
  • Konrad Kumor 15th November 2014, away in league to Douglas Royal. Drew 6-6
  • Ashley Humphrey 26th September 2015, home in league to Pulrose. Won 3-2
  • Ashley Humphrey 19th December 2015, away in league to Governors Athletic. Won 7-3
  • Jake Turner-Oliver 19th April 2016, home in league to Michael United. Won 5-2

Masters (Veterans) Hat-tricks

  • Pete Kirkham (4) 1st September 2013 (his Masters debut), in league to Corinthians. Won 6-2
  • Konrad Kumor 27th February 2015 (his Masters debut), league to Ronaldsway. Won 5-1
  • Konrad Kumor 11th October 2015, league to RYCOB. Won 10-4
  • Robbie Corrin (4) 11th October 2015, league to RYCOB. Won 10-4