Manly effort from Midgley

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

Former Bantam Craig Midgley has headed Down Under.

The 31-year-old striker left Farsley Celtic to join Australian outfit Manly United in the New South Wales Premier League, making an eye-catching debut against Marconi.

Midgley came through the Valley Parade youth system, signing pro under Lennie Lawrence at 18. But he was chiefly used as a substitute, scoring one league goal, before joining Hartlepool in 1998.

Midgley left Victoria Park for Halifax and spent five seasons at the Shay before linking up with former City team-mate Lee Sinnott at Farsley.

But he missed out on their Conference North play-off final win in May after agreeing to join Manly.

Midgley is hoping his move to Australia will eventually open the door for a job in coaching or management after studying for all the necessary qualifications.

  • Start or join a debate on this issue in our online forum - Click here

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree