Keith Welch

Date of birth03 October 1968
Place of birthBolton
NationalityEnglish
Weight86 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Welch once again performed consistently in goal for Northampton Town in 2000-01. A vastly experienced 'keeper he is confident, calm under pressure and excellent at handling crosses. He also showed his versatility with a willingness to dribble the ball out of tricky situations when outside of his penalty area. He rarely missed a match throughout the campaign.

Welch was released by Northampton Town at the end of the 2001-02 season and joined Tranmere Rovers shortly before the start of the new campaign on a one-month contract to cover the absence of the injured John Achterberg. His contract was subsequently extended for a further month but he briefly moved on to Torquay United on a non-contract basis before agreeing to join Mansfield Town on a similar basis in February 2003.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bolton Wanderers 01 Jul 1986 03 Mar 1987
Rochdale 03 Mar 1987 25 Jul 1991
Bristol City 25 Jul 1991 07 Jul 1999
Northampton Town 07 Jul 1999 30 Jun 2002
Tranmere Rovers 06 Aug 2002 06 Oct 2002
Torquay United 21 Nov 2002 20 Dec 2002
Mansfield Town 13 Feb 2003 30 Jun 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1993-94 Bristol City FA Cup 2 1 1
1997-98 Bristol City League Cup 2 4
1999-00 Northampton Town League Cup 1 3
2000-01 Northampton Town FA Cup 1 1
2000-01 Northampton Town League Cup 2 1 4
2000-01 Northampton Town League Division 2 40 8 50
2001-02 Northampton Town FA Cup 2 2
1
2001-02 Northampton Town LDV Vans Trophy 2 1 1
2001-02 Northampton Town League Division 2 38 7 62
1
1
2002-03 Mansfield Town League Division 2 9 17
2002-03 Torquay United FA Cup 1 2
2002-03 Torquay United League Division 3 3 7
2002-03 Tranmere Rovers League Division 2 2 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
24 Aug 1999 Fulham v Northampton Town L 3-1
Agg: 5-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
12 Aug 2000 Northampton Town v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
19 Aug 2000 Wycombe Wanderers v Northampton Town L 1-0 League Division 2
22 Aug 2000 Northampton Town v Fulham W 1-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Northampton Town v Reading W 2-0 League Division 2
28 Aug 2000 Bury v Northampton Town L 1-0 League Division 2
05 Sep 2000 Fulham v Northampton Town L 4-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Luton Town v Northampton Town W 0-2 League Division 2
12 Sep 2000 Millwall v Northampton Town W 0-1 League Division 2
16 Sep 2000 Northampton Town v Notts County W 1-0 League Division 2
23 Sep 2000 Wigan Athletic v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
30 Sep 2000 Northampton Town v Wrexham D 2-2 League Division 2
14 Oct 2000 Bristol Rovers v Northampton Town W 0-1 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Port Vale v Northampton Town D 2-2 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Northampton Town v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 League Division 2
24 Oct 2000 Cambridge United v Northampton Town W 1-2 League Division 2
28 Oct 2000 Northampton Town v Rotherham United L 0-1 League Division 2
04 Nov 2000 Colchester United v Northampton Town W 0-2 League Division 2
07 Nov 2000 Northampton Town v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division 2
11 Nov 2000 Northampton Town v AFC Bournemouth L 0-3 League Division 2
18 Nov 2000 Northampton Town v Frickley Athletic W 4-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Nov 2000 Walsall v Northampton Town L 3-0 League Division 2
02 Dec 2000 Northampton Town v Swindon Town L 0-1 League Division 2
23 Dec 2000 Peterborough United v Northampton Town W 1-2 League Division 2
26 Dec 2000 Northampton Town v Bristol City W 2-0 League Division 2
30 Dec 2000 Northampton Town v Wycombe Wanderers D 2-2 League Division 2
01 Jan 2001 Reading v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
06 Jan 2001 Brentford v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
13 Jan 2001 Northampton Town v Bury W 2-1 League Division 2
20 Jan 2001 Bristol City v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
27 Jan 2001 Northampton Town v Peterborough United D 0-0 League Division 2
03 Feb 2001 Stoke City v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
10 Feb 2001 Northampton Town v Luton Town L 0-1 League Division 2
17 Feb 2001 Notts County v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
20 Feb 2001 Northampton Town v Millwall D 3-3 League Division 2
24 Feb 2001 Northampton Town v Wigan Athletic W 1-0 League Division 2
27 Feb 2001 Northampton Town v Swansea City W 2-1 League Division 2
02 Mar 2001 Wrexham v Northampton Town L 3-0 League Division 2
06 Mar 2001 Northampton Town v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Swansea City v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
23 Mar 2001 Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
31 Mar 2001 Northampton Town v Oxford United L 0-1 League Division 2
28 Apr 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
05 May 2001 Northampton Town v Walsall L 0-3 League Division 2
11 Aug 2001 Northampton Town v Bristol City L 0-3 League Division 2
18 Aug 2001 Stoke City v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
18 Sep 2001 Cardiff City v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
22 Sep 2001 Port Vale v Northampton Town W 0-1 League Division 2
25 Sep 2001 Northampton Town v Blackpool L 1-3 League Division 2
29 Sep 2001 Northampton Town v Swindon Town D 1-1 League Division 2
07 Oct 2001 Peterborough United v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
13 Oct 2001 Northampton Town v Tranmere Rovers W 4-1 League Division 2
16 Oct 2001 Northampton Town v Oxford United W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
20 Oct 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Northampton Town W 0-1 League Division 2
23 Oct 2001 Northampton Town v Huddersfield Town L 0-3 League Division 2
27 Oct 2001 Cambridge United v Northampton Town D 3-3 League Division 2
30 Oct 2001 Northampton Town v Barnet L 0-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
03 Nov 2001 Northampton Town v Reading L 0-2 League Division 2
11 Nov 2001 Bury v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
17 Nov 2001 Torquay United v Northampton Town W 1-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Nov 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Northampton Town v Wigan Athletic L 0-2 League Division 2
01 Dec 2001 Wrexham v Northampton Town L 3-2 League Division 2
09 Dec 2001 Canvey Island v Northampton Town L 1-0 FA Cup 2nd round
15 Dec 2001 Northampton Town v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League Division 2
21 Dec 2001 Brentford v Northampton Town L 3-0 League Division 2
29 Dec 2001 Northampton Town v Oldham Athletic L 0-1 League Division 2
22 Jan 2002 Northampton Town v Brentford W 1-0 League Division 2
29 Jan 2002 Notts County v Northampton Town W 0-3 League Division 2
02 Feb 2002 Swindon Town v Northampton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
09 Feb 2002 Northampton Town v Queens Park Rangers D 2-2 League Division 2
12 Feb 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
19 Feb 2002 Northampton Town v Peterborough United W 2-1 League Division 2
23 Feb 2002 Chesterfield v Northampton Town D 2-2 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Northampton Town v Port Vale W 1-0 League Division 2
02 Mar 2002 Northampton Town v Cardiff City L 1-2 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Northampton Town W 1-2 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 AFC Bournemouth v Northampton Town L 5-1 League Division 2
12 Mar 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Northampton Town v Wrexham W 4-1 League Division 2
23 Mar 2002 Huddersfield Town v Northampton Town L 2-0 League Division 2
29 Mar 2002 Northampton Town v Bury W 1-0 League Division 2
01 Apr 2002 Reading v Northampton Town D 0-0 League Division 2
06 Apr 2002 Northampton Town v Wycombe Wanderers W 4-1 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Wigan Athletic v Northampton Town L 3-0 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Northampton Town v Cambridge United D 2-2 League Division 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.