Matt Gadsby

Date of birth06 September 1979
Place of birthSutton Coldfield
NationalityEnglish
Weight78 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder
Died09 September 2006

Versatile defender or midfield Matt received limited opportunities at Walsall in 2000-01 but on each of his first-team appearances he gave an outstanding performance.

Despite being used sparingly, he featured from the subs' bench in all three of the Play-Off matches when he battled hard for every ball.

He joined Kidderminster Harriers on a one-year contract in May 2003.

Matt died in September 2006 after collapsing on the pitch in a Conference North game for Hinckley United at Harrogate Town.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Walsall 12 Feb 1998 08 Nov 2002
Mansfield Town 23 Jul 2002 09 Aug 2002 L
Mansfield Town 08 Nov 2002 20 May 2003
Kidderminster Harriers 20 May 2003 30 Jun 2004
Forest Green Rovers 01 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2006
Hinckley United 01 Jul 2006 09 Sep 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Walsall LDV Vans Trophy 2
2000-01 Walsall League Division 2 2
3
2000-01 Walsall League Division 2 Play-Offs
3
2001-02 Walsall League Cup 2
2001-02 Walsall League Division 1 17
5
4
2002-03 Mansfield Town FA Cup 2
2002-03 Mansfield Town League Division 2 13
7
2
2003-04 Kidderminster Harriers FA Cup 2
1
1
2003-04 Kidderminster Harriers LDV Vans Trophy 1
2003-04 Kidderminster Harriers League Division 3 23
9
2
4
2004-05 Forest Green Rovers FA Cup 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
16 Sep 2000 Walsall v AFC Bournemouth D 1-1 League Division 2
30 Jan 2001 Walsall v Wigan Athletic W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
07 Feb 2001 Stoke City v Walsall L 4-0 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
17 Apr 2001 Walsall v Brentford W 3-2 League Division 2
28 Apr 2001 Walsall v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League Division 2
03 May 2001 Port Vale v Walsall W 0-2 League Division 2
05 May 2001 Northampton Town v Walsall W 0-3 League Division 2
13 May 2001 Stoke City v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
16 May 2001 Walsall v Stoke City W 4-2
Agg: 4-2
League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
26 May 2001 Reading v Walsall W 2-3 League Division 2 Play-Offs Final
11 Aug 2001 Walsall v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Preston North End v Walsall D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Exeter City v Walsall W 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
27 Aug 2001 Watford v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 1
11 Sep 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Walsall L 4-3 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Burnley v Walsall L 5-2 League Division 1
18 Sep 2001 Walsall v Portsmouth D 0-0 League Division 1
25 Sep 2001 Manchester City v Walsall L 3-0 League Division 1
29 Sep 2001 Walsall v Millwall D 0-0 League Division 1
09 Oct 2001 Walsall v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division 1
14 Oct 2001 Walsall v Coventry City L 0-1 League Division 1
20 Oct 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 1
23 Oct 2001 Walsall v Rotherham United W 3-2 League Division 1
27 Oct 2001 Gillingham v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
11 Nov 2001 Walsall v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division 1
17 Nov 2001 Bradford City v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
20 Nov 2001 Wimbledon v Walsall D 2-2 League Division 1
24 Nov 2001 Walsall v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Division 1
01 Dec 2001 Rotherham United v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
08 Dec 2001 Barnsley v Walsall L 4-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Walsall v Crewe Alexandra W 2-1 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Walsall v Watford L 0-3 League Division 1
20 Jan 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Walsall L 1-0 League Division 1
30 Mar 2002 Walsall v Gillingham D 1-1 League Division 1


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