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James Hamon
James Hamon 28-02-2015 1.jpg
Hamon playing for Exeter City in 2015
Personal information
Full name James Charles Hamon[1]
Date of birth (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Guernsey
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Exeter City
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 St. Martins
2011–2013 Guernsey 14 (0)
2013– Exeter City 24 (0)
2016Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 14 (0)
2018Gloucester City (loan) 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 April 2018

James Charles Hamon (born 1 July 1995) is a Guernsey-born professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for League Two club Exeter City.

Club career[edit]

Born in Guernsey, Hamon was fast-tracked from Guernsey FA's youth setup to St. Martins, where he made his first-team debuts in 2011, aged only 16; he subsequently moved to Guernsey F.C. in the summer, but was mainly a backup to veteran Chris Tardif.[3] He previously had trials at Southampton.[4]

Hamon was invited to a trial at Exeter City in April 2013,[5] signing a deal with the club in September, being assigned number 33. He renewed his link with the Grecians on 30 June 2014.[6]

Hamon played his first match as a professional on 7 October, starting in a 1–3 away loss against Coventry City, for the season's Football League Trophy. He made his League Two debut on 22 November, starting in a 3–2 home win against Shrewsbury Town.[7] He contested the starting goalkeeper place with fellow 19-year-old Christy Pym over the season,[8] finishing with 21 appearances to the latter's 25.

Before the 2015–16 season, Exeter manager Paul Tisdale signed Austrian goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik, who became the regular first-choice goalkeeper at the expense of both Hamon and Pym.[9] On 25 February 2016, Hamon was loaned to Hayes & Yeading United of the National League South for a month.[10] It was later extended for the rest of the season.[11]

Pym later moved back into contention, and made the starting position his own after Olejnik's release in June 2017.[12] On 5 January 2018, Hamon joined Gloucester City, also of the sixth tier, on a three-month loan.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Guernsey 2011–12[14] Combined Counties Division One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13[15] Combined Counties Premier Division 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2013–14[16] Isthmian Division One South 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Exeter City 2014–15[17] League Two 21 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 22 0
2015–16[18] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016–17[19] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 2 0
Total 23 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 25 0
Career total 37 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 39 0
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 72. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Teenager James Hamon wins Guernsey golf championship". BBC Sport. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Exeter City's James Hamon credits Guernsey FC for pro chance". BBC Sport. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Southampton invite Hamon to more trials". Guernsey Press. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Grecian Hamon". Guernsey Press. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Arron Davies and James Hamon both sign". Exeter City FC. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Exeter 3–2 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 22 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Christy Pym: Exeter City keeper welcomes fight for starting role". BBC Sport. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Christy Pym: Exeter City goalkeeper's form forced boss Paul Tisdale to pick him". BBC Sport. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  10. ^ Roderick, Oliver (25 February 2016). "Hamon Joins Hayes & Yeading On Loan". Exeter City F.C. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  11. ^ Street, Tim (25 March 2016). "Former Reading star signs for Hayes & Yeading". Get West London. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  12. ^ Bishop, Matthew (5 June 2017). "Exeter release Olejnik but hope to offer 'keeper new contract". The League Paper. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  13. ^ Larkins, Simon (5 January 2018). "James Hamon joins Gloucester City on loan". ExeterCity F.C. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  14. ^ "2011/12 Appearances". Guernsey FC. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  15. ^ "2012/13 Appearances". Guernsey FC. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  16. ^ "2013/14 Appearances". Guernsey FC. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  17. ^ "Games played by James Hamon in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  18. ^ "Games played by James Hamon in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Games played by James Hamon in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2017.

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