351. George ALDER
appearances 107+5 (league 62+1)
goals 1

debut Waltham Abbey, Eastway Essex Senior League 16.8.03
Club record for fastest substitution (4 mins, groin injury current holder)

Ilford, Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy Final 10.4.04
50th appearance LONDON APSA, Eastway Essex Senior League 18.12.04
sent off Waltham Abbey, Eastway Essex Senior League 22.1.05
own goal Burnham Ramblers, Westview Essex Senior League 13.8.05
own goal WALTHAM ABBEY, F A Cup Extra-Preliminary Round 20.8.05
50th league appearance Concord Rangers, Westview Essex Senior League 11.2.06
first goal STANSTED, Westview Essex Senior League 28.3.06
100th appearance HARINGEY BOROUGH, London Senior Cup First Round 18.9.07
last appearance ST IVES TOWN, F A Vase Third Round Replay 22.12.07

Previously in the reserves but shone in 2003 pre-season at left-back. Suffered from a succession of mysterious head injuries and came back all of a sudden for the semi-final of the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy. Claimed his place in history by pulling up injured in the first minute of the Final. Was leading the Club in appearances in 2004-05 until a 35-day suspension which started just as Boro were getting back into action after an enforced winter break. Got his place back in time for the Essex Thames-side Trophy Final, and managed to last the full ninety minutes this time. Made an inauspicious start to 2005-06 with rather unfortunate own goals on the first two Saturdays of the season, and went on to set a new record for the most appearances of any player before scoring his first goal at the right end. Ironically when it came it ended Boro's longest-ever barren spell of 468 minutes without a goal; even longer than George himself, who finally managed it in his 97th game for the Club with a part of his anatomy which had yet to be confirmed at the time of writing - a combination of chin and foot (according to the player), chest (ref) or hand (opposition) - taking his career tally to -1. Returned to Boro after spending the 2006-07 season at Tilbury.

Season Appearances Goals
All comps League only All comps League only
2003-04 22 14
2004-05 38+1 21+1
2005-06 37+2 25 1 1
2007-08 10+2 2

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