Adam House - Goalkeeper
House is a promising young goalkeeper who joined the club last season and impressed for the Development team in the Wiltshire League. Agile, a confident shotstopper and possessing good distribution, he is a more than capable deputy for the number one shirt. House featured for Chippenham Town’s Under 18 side in 2017-18 and also appeared 35 times for Bremhill in the Wiltshire League. He started last season with Western League Division One side Chippenham Park, appearing fifteen times before ending the campaign with Bassett’s Development side.
Declan Lehmann - Goalkeeper
Lehmann is a hugely talented young shotstopper who joins Bassett on a season-long loan deal from Chippenham Town. The 'keeper has most recently been a member of League Two side Forest Green Rovers' Academy, becoming their first ever scholar when he signed in 2017. Last season he was part of their Under 18 team who finished top of the EFL Merit League Two. He also spent time on loan with Cirencester Town. Prior to that, Lehmann had been with Swindon Town, who he joined at the age of seven. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, receiving the all clear in April 2016.
Tom Cole - Defender
Dominant in the air and difficult to beat on the ground, Cole is a hugely experienced centre half who joins Bassett this season from Highworth Town. A former England Colleges international, Cole started his career with Cirencester Town’s Academy. After breaking through into the Centurions’ first team, he then had spells with Tuffley Rovers, Carterton, Fairford Town and Shrivenham before three successful seasons with Highworth Town earned him a move to Swindon Supermarine in the Southern League Premier Division in 2011-12. After an injury-blighted spell at Hunts Copse, Cole returned to Highworth, helping the Worthians to promotion to the Southern League in 2017-18.
Adam Corcoran - Defender
Corcoran is an imposing defender, with the ability of playing either at centre half or full back. He re-joined Bassett in the summer of 2015 to begin his second spell with the club. Composed on the ball and dominant in the air, Corcoran is a Cirencester Town Academy graduate who first joined Bassett in 2011-12 after brief spells with Fairford Town and Calne Town. He quickly established himself as a key part of Bassett's defence. Over the course of seven seasons, he has played 195 times, helping the team to promotion from Division One West in 2012-13. A quality striker of the ball and danger at set pieces, he has also contributed 10 goals for Bassett.
Zak Eadle - Defender
Tinashe Gwavava - Defender
Gwavava is an exciting young full back who joins Bassett from Newbury. Capable of playing on the the left and right side, the youngster is diligent in his defensive duties, confident in possession and a threat going forward. After spending time with youth teams at Hungerford Town and Thatcham Town, Gwavava made his initial breakthrough in senior football with Letcombe in 2017-18, featuring 22 times and scoring once as the Berkshire side finished a respectable seventh in Hellenic League Division One West. He then spent last season with Newbury, who he featured for twenty times while scoring one goal as they romped to the Thames Valley Premier League Division One title.
Chris Jackson - Defender
Jackson is a strong, left-footed defender, capable of playing at full back or centre half, who re-joins Bassett this season from Shrivenham. Good in the tackle and solid in the air, he’s an assured defender, who also offers a threat at set pieces. Jackson previously played for Bassett in 2017-18, scoring once in 33 games, having signed from Fairford where he was a key part of the Reds’ stingy 2016-17 Division One West title-winning defence. Prior to playing at Cinder Lane, Jackson had appeared for Malmesbury Victoria and Highworth Town, where he was a key member of the side which reached the FA Vase semi finals in 2014-15.
Tony Joyce - Defender
Joyce is a vastly experienced campaigner who joined the club from Highworth Town towards the end of the 2017-18 season. Comfortable on the ball, while possessing great technique, a strong footballing brain and excellent engine, Joyce now plies his trade at full back having started his career in midfield. He initially made his breakthrough with Swindon Supermarine, helping them to the Hellenic League Premier Division title in 2000-01, before making the move to neighbours Highworth. He played a key role in the Worthians' 2014-15 run to the FA Vase semi finals. Joyce also counts Carterton and Wantage Town among his former teams.
Harrison Lea - Defender
Lea is a versatile, promising youngster who joins Bassett from Western League Division One outfit Chippenham Park. He is capable of playing either at full back or in midfield and is a calm, confident passer of the ball with a good football brain. He made his break into senior football with Wiltshire League Bremhill in 2017-18, playing 21 times, and also earned Chippenham Town Under 18s’ Manager’s Player of the Year prize. Lea made the step up to Western League football with Chippenham Park last season, playing 26 times and also starred for Chippenham Town’s Western Counties Youth Floodlit League Central Division title-winning side.
Tyron Leigh - Defender
Steve Yeardley - Defender
A Bassett stalwart, Yeardley is entering his fifteenth season, split across two spells, with the club. He has played in every position on the pitch, including ‘keeper, for Bassett, though is now most comfortable in defence. Yeardley re-joined his home town club in 2012 after having spent the previous three years with Highworth Town, where he won the Hellenic League Challenge Cup. Bassett’s all-time leading appearance maker, he played his 500th game last season, and in total has featured 507 times for the club, scoring 77 goals.
Caine Bradbury - Midfielder
Bradbury is a gifted midfielder who joins Bassett this season from Chippenham Park. Highly versatile, skilful and boasting a good passing range, he is a highly promising young player. Bradbury made his debut in senior football with Wiltshire League side Bremhill in 2017-18, scoring three goals in 31 appearances and that year also claimed Chippenham Town Under 18s’ Players’ Player of the Year award. He made the step up to Western League Division One football with Chippenham Park last year and was the team’s leading appearance maker, featuring 34 times. He also helped Chippenham Town to the Western Counties Youth Floodlit League Central Division title.
Jon Davoile - Midfielder
Davoile is an elegant central midfield operator who joins from Wantage Town, who he helped guide to the Hellenic League Premier Division title last year. He also helped Highworth Town to promotion in 2016-17 and was a key member of the Worthians’ side which reached the semi-finals of the FA Vase in 2014-15. Davoile is a player who is composed on the ball and possesses the ability to dictate the game. He has spent a large part of his career in the Western League, featuring for Devizes Town, Melksham Town, Calne and Larkhall Athletic. He twice won the Western League Premier Division title with the latter, captaining them to the double in 2013-14.
Alfie Presley - Midfielder
Presley is a talented young wide player who joins Bassett from Western League Division One side Chippenham Park. He boasts good speed and skill, the willingness to take defenders on and is also a dangerous crosser of the ball. Presley played once for Bassett in 2016-17, a year in which he also briefly featured for Marlborough Town in the Wiltshire League. A season later he struck twelve times in twenty games for Bremhill, while also being named Chippenham Town’s Academy Player of the Year. Stepping up to Western League football for Chippenham Park last season, he featured nineteen times, scoring once.
Dale Richards - Midfielder
Richards is a talented left-sided player who combines athleticism, strength in the air and a fine left foot and has amassed over 150 first team appearances in his young career. He joined Bassett aged 11 and has been with the club ever since, gaining additional experience while at Cirencester Academy. Richards made his first team bow in the 2014-15 campaign and established himself as first choice left back. He shifted to a more advanced role three seasons ago and excelled, finishing second top scorer with eleven goals. Over the past two years, his appearances have been limited by a spell travelling and heart surgery, but he has still featured 45 times, scoring four times.
Mani Roper - Midfielder
Roper is a skilful, energetic, hard-working midfielder who joined Bassett in 2018-19 from Shrivenham. A tireless player who enjoys running at defenders, Roper is at his most effective on the wing, though he is also capable of playing through the middle or at full back. He made his bow in senior football with Highworth Town Reserves before moving to Malmesbury Victoria in 2013-14. Since then, he has also had spells with Fairford Town as well as Shrivenham. Roper featured 15 times for Bassett in 2018-19, including ten starts.
Callum Wright - Midfielder
An influential central midfielder who was with Chelsea and Bristol City as a youth, Wright is returning to the club after spending last season with Hellenic League Premier Division champions Wantage Town. Wright initially joined Bassett in 2013-14 before spending the rest of the season with Chippenham Town. He returned to Bassett the following year before moving to the USA in 2015 where he played for the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. There he suffered an unfortunate serious knee injury and, after returning to the United Kingdom, re-joined Bassett where he was the second-leading appearance maker and Players’ Player of the Year in 2017-18.
Gio Wrona - Midfielder
Wrona is a classy midfielder entering his third season with Bassett. Boasting a great passing range and plenty of skill, he is capable to dictating a game from his central midfield position. Over the past two seasons he has been Bassett’s leading appearance maker. Fifty appearances and four goals earned him the Manager’s Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year prizes in 2017-18, while three goals in 42 matches saw him crowned Manager’s Player of the Year again last season. Prior to joining Bassett, Wrona played for a number of clubs, gaining Southern League experience with the likes of Swindon Supermarine, Larkhall Athletic and Wantage Town.
Matt Bennett - Striker
Bennett is an experienced attacking player who re-joined Bassett last season having previously started his senior career with the club. Bennett made his Bassett debut in March 2003 and became a first team regular a year later, registering 45 goals over the course of five seasons. He left for Shrivenham in 2007-08, before moving to Highworth Town, notably scoring sixteen times for the Worthians in 2009-10. Bennett remained with Highworth until returning to Bassett for a brief spell in 2012-13 before moving back to The Elms a year later. After successful seasons with Purton and Cricklade Town, he returned to Bassett last season, scoring nine times in 22 games.
Danny Langford - Striker
Langford is an energetic forward who joins Bassett this season on a full-time basis, having briefly featured for the club in 2017-18 while serving as player-manager for Thames Valley Premier League Newbury. He boasts a great engine, plenty of skill, the willingness to run at defenders and is an unselfish forward, whose control and aerial ability allow him to also operate effectively as a target man. He is also capable of operating out wide or through the middle. Although spending the majority of his senior career with Newbury, Langford’s first taste of Hellenic League football came with Lambourn Sports, while he has also had spells with Thatcham Town, Abingdon United and Binfield.
Bradley Pagliaroli - Striker
Winner of Bassett’s Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year awards in 2018-19 after scoring eighteen times in 40 matches, Pagliaroli is entering his second season with the club. He is an exciting attacking player, with a sublime touch, great skill and excellent ability in front of goal. Pagliaroli is capable of playing through the middle or out on either wing. Prior to joining Bassett, he featured for Wantage Town, Thatcham Town and Binfield, making his name with the latter by scoring eleven goals in 32 appearances in 2016-17 before finishing that season with Letcombe.
Callum Parsons - Striker
Parsons is a prolific goalscorer who joins Bassett from Highworth Town. Quick, with two good feet and, despite his diminutive size, a threat in the air, he poses a constant threat to opposing defences and is capable of conjuring up a goal from nowhere. Parsons made his initial mark in senior football with Fairford Town, spending two seasons with the Reds from 2012 to 2014 before moving to Highworth, where he was a key part of the Worthians’ side that reached the FA Vase semi final in 2014-15. Following a season and a half with Swindon Supermarine, he returned to Highworth, top-scoring in their 2017-18 promotion winning campaign with 32 goals.
Rhys Talmash - Striker
Talmash is a highly-rated young forward who joins Bassett this season from Chippenham Park. Physical, possessing two good feet and boasting an eye for goal, he has proven himself as a goalscorer at step six and seven and will be looking to translate that as he tastes step five football. Two seasons ago he fired sixteen goals in seventeen games for Melksham Town Reserves, while also making a pair of appearances for their first team. After spending parts of last season with Bradford Town and Westbury United Reserves, Talmash moved to Chippenham Park, netting eleven goals in twenty games in Western League Division One.