Square Bet North new boys Hyde FC have signed defenders Robbie Williams and
Kelvin Lomax and midfielder Matthew Cassidy.
25, is a 6`5” centre back and joins the Tigers after being with AFC Telford
United last season
Williams (pictured) signed for the Bucks from relegated Altrincham in June 2011.
joined Altrincham in July 2009 after a successful pre-season. He started out at
the Lytham Football Academy and played for Blackpool Wren Rovers as well as
Lancashire Colleges' under-18 team. He was also an England Colleges' under-18s
triallist before he joined Welsh Premier side The New Saint's scholarship
programme in 2005. In 2006, he became a regular member of the first-team squad
and was in the TNS squad for the UEFA Champions League in both 2006/07 and
2007/08 and gained a Welsh FA Cup winners` medal and a Welsh Premier
championship medal for the 2006/07 season.
signed full-time for the Saints in May 2007 and made a total of forty-four
appearances and scored twice.
the first of three Wales under-23 semi-pro caps in March 2010 when he scored
against Portugal and he has also played against England and Poland.
24, started his career at Oldham Athletic where he made eighty-two appearances.
loan spells at Rochdale in 2007, where he made ten appearances, and
Chesterfield, who he signed for on an emergency loan in November 2010, for
appearing five times before an injury meant his return to Oldham.
2010 he was transfer-listed by Oldham, along with five other first-team players
and has his contract terminated on 31st January 2011.
later he signed for Shrewsbury Town on six-month contract, making just one
cameo appearance before being released in the summer of 2011 whereupon he
signed for Barrow AFC.
23, joins Hyde after returning to England having played in Cyprus for the past
He was originally
with Bolton Wanderers, where he played for the youth and reserve sides and was
named Academy player of the year in 2007.
summer of 2007 he made his full first-team debut for Wanderers in their
pre-season defeat against Hibernian but moved on from Wanderers in the summer
of 2008 to the Cypriot first division side in search of regular football.
offered contracts at a number of English clubs including Doncaster Rovers and
Luton Town, Cassidy turned down these offers to accept a contract at Enosis
Neon Paralimni after being impressed with the set up there - he became
Ireland's first ever footballing export to Cyprus.
years with Enosi Neon Paralimniou, Cassidy managed to win a transfer to one of
the biggest clubs of the island, AEL Limassol.
signed his new five-year contract with Limassol in June 2010. However, his move
didn't work out and he left just one year later for Othellos.
also represented the Republic of Ireland at under-17, 18 and under-19 level.
two more of last season’s title-winning squad have re-signed for the Tigers, as
Tunji Moses and Ashley Frith decide to stay at Ewen Fields.