The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier
Published 22nd June 2012
....signatures on contract of central defender Matty Brown, midfielder Jonathan Goulding and attacking midfielder Michael Ordish.
This follows the recent commitment to contract by defender John Shaw in addition to striker Darren Byers.
Crosby-based Brown, 22 and 6`3”, spent five seasons and played over 150 games for Tranmere Rovers youth before joining Manchester City.
He played over 100 games for City’s reserve team, scoring te goals where he also became captain. He signed for Marine last summer after a spell at Northwich Victoria.
Goulding, 25, began his career in the junior sides at both Everton and Crewe Alexander before moving to Blackpool reserves, Leigh Genesis and Burscough before joining Marine in January 2010. He also played for DFW Tornadoes in the USA in 2007.
Ordish, 20, was signed at the age of 16 by the then manager of Celtic Tony Mowbray from Stockport County.
He remained at Celtic for two seasons playing for their youth team until joining Southport on contract at the beginning of season 2010/11.
He oiginally rejoined the Mariners after a month's loan spell towards the end of last season.
Marine chairman Paul Leary said: “The signing of Matty, Michael and Jonathan on contract is a measure of the commitment made by the club with the players to secure their immediate future at Marine. These are influential players who will play an important part in helping us achieve our ambitions. This is great news and with John Shaw and Darren Byers also making an earlier commitment to the Mariners the shape of the team is coming together.”
Marine manager Kevin Lynch added: “The three lads have done exceptionally well and the reward of the contracts shows what we are trying to do in having the right type of players at Marine and this will continue to enhance what we are building on. Signing such high calibre players will I am sure in turn help us attract players of a similar stature in the future.”