Former Frickley Player Sends Scunthorpe to the Championship

FORMER Frickley striker Martyn Woolford hit a last gasp winner for Scunthorpe as they beat Millwall 3-2 in the play off final to gain promotion from League One.

Just 3 years ago Woolford was playing for Frickley Athletic at the same time as studying for a degree in civil engineering at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Woolford had been released by Doncaster Rovers and was playing for Glasshoughton Welfare when he was picked up by Frickley. A 14 goal season later and the fleetfooted winger was attracting interest from a number of league clubs.

He ended up at York City, where the goals continued to flow, 22 in his 86 appearances for the club. Scunthorpe were impressed enough to part with an undisclosed fee in August of last year.

The 23 year old has flourished in league one, scoring 6 goals in a season that has culminated with a Man of the Match award in the playoff final.

Next season the ex Frikley winger will be strutting his stuff at St. James Park and Hillborough amongst other grand stadiums. If his progress so far is anything to go by it'll suit him down to the ground.

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