Tony Battersby

Date of birth30 August 1975
Place of birthDoncaster
NationalityEnglish
Weight79 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionForward

This skilful striker was one of a number of Lincoln City players who experienced an upturn in fortunes following the arrival of new manager Alan Buckley at the start of March 2000.

After struggling to cope with the style of the previous management, Tony showed a dramatic change fitting in well with the system adopted by Buckley.

He began to find the net again and started to create chances for colleagues with his ability to hold up the ball and turn his man.

Tony's contract at Lincoln City was terminated in October 2002 before joining local rivals Boston United in a three-month deal then moving on to a brief stint at Rushden & Diamonds on non-contract terms.

Tony finished the 2002-03 season at Stevenage Borough.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sheffield United 05 Jul 1993 08 Jan 1996
Southend United 23 Mar 1995 07 May 1999 L
Notts County 08 Jan 1996 03 Mar 1997
Bury 03 Mar 1997 08 Aug 1998
Lincoln City 08 Aug 1998 18 Oct 2002
Northampton Town 24 Sep 1999 24 Oct 1999 L
Boston United 23 Oct 2002 23 Jan 2003
Hucknall Town 27 Jan 2003 07 Feb 2003
Rushden and Diamonds 07 Feb 2003 20 Mar 2003
Stevenage 24 Mar 2003 27 Feb 2004
Gravesend and Northfleet 27 Feb 2004 19 Mar 2004
Cambridge City 01 Apr 2004 30 Jun 2004
Kings Lynn 01 Jul 2004 01 Oct 2004
Grays Athletic 01 Oct 2004 21 Mar 2006
AFC Wimbledon 21 Mar 2006 30 Jun 2006
Chelmsford City 01 Jul 2006 08 Dec 2006
Welling United 08 Dec 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Notts County FA Cup
1
1997-98 Bury League Cup 2
2000-01 Lincoln City FA Cup
2
2000-01 Lincoln City LDV Vans Trophy 5
1
1
2000-01 Lincoln City League Cup 2
2000-01 Lincoln City League Division 3 24
11
6
2001-02 Lincoln City FA Cup 1
1
2001-02 Lincoln City League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Lincoln City League Division 3 28
11
5
1
2002-03 Boston United FA Cup 1
1
2002-03 Boston United LDV Vans Trophy 2
1
2002-03 Boston United League Division 3 7
4
1
2002-03 Lincoln City League Division 3 1
2002-03 Rushden and Diamonds League Division 3 2
3
2003-04 Stevenage LDV Vans Trophy 1


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
14 Jan 1997 Notts County v Aston Villa D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round


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