THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
Full Name:
Kevin Tilley
Date of Birth:
06 September 1957
Place of Birth:
Feltham, Middlesex
Kevin Tilley
(1975/76 - 2002/03)
Having started out at QPR, Kevin Tilley joined Wimbledon on a free transfer in September 1975 and became a regular member of the side as the club completed a hat trick of Southern League titles in 1977. He made 15 Fourth Division appearances before being reunited with Leo Markham at Aylesbury United and he went on to play for a host of non league sides in the years ahead, including Hayes, Staines Town, Wycombe Wanderers, Slough Town, Basingstoke Town and Southall.

He made a brief cameo appearance for AFC Wimbledon in the first game at Sutton United in 2002.

1975-1978 Wimbledon 80 (0)
1978-1982 Aylesbury United 156 (7)
1982-1984 Hayes 88 (0)
1983 Staines Town (Loan)
1984-1985 Wycombe Wanderers 71 (0)
1985-1986 Hayes
1986-? Slough Town
Basingstoke Town
Southall
=== Wikipedia entry ===

Kevin Tilley (born 6 September 1957) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League, as a defender.

Club career

Early career

Tilley began his career as a youth team player at Queens Park Rangers.

Wimbledon

In September 1975, Tilley joined Southern League Premier Division side Wimbledon. Having recently won the league prior to his arrival, Wimbledon went on to record further back-to-back Southern League titles as a regular member of the side. He also won two London Senior Cup titles with the club.

Tilley made 15 appearances in the Football League Fourth Division during the 1977–78 campaign.

Aylesbury United

Tilley joined Southern League Division One South club Aylesbury United ahead of the 1978–79 season. On 9 September, he made his debut in a 3–2 defeat at Maidenhead United. He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 win against Hounslow on 9 October 1979.

Spending four seasons at the club, he was part of the team to finish as runners-up in the 1979–80 Southern League South Division campaign. He made his final appearance in a 1–0 defeat to Dover Athletic on 20 February 1982. Tilley played over 150 league games during his time at Turnfurlong Lane.

Hayes

In August 1982, Tilley joined Isthmian League Premier Division side Hayes and spent two seasons with the club.

Staines Town (loan)

In December 1983, he moved to Staines Town on a one-month loan.

Wycombe Wanderers

At the end of the season he was off to Wycombe Wanderers and played regularly for the Chairboys in 1984-5.

Hayes

Tilley returned to Hayes for the 1985–86 campaign and spent a single season with the club.

Slough Town

In July 1986, Tilley signed for Isthmian League Premier Division club Slough Town. On 16 August, he made his debut in a 1–0 win against Walthamstow. He scored his first and only goal for the club in a 4–0 victory at Hendon on 20 September. He made a total of 30 appearances for the club before departing in late December.

He later played for Basingstoke Town and Southall.

Walton Casuals

Tilley joined Combined Counties Football League club Walton Casuals for a brief spell in September 1997. He made his debut in a 0–0 draw with Viking Sports on 16 September, and was sent off in a 2–0 defeat against Ash United four days later. He failed to feature for the club again.

AFC Wimbledon

In July 2002, Tilley made a cameo appearance for AFC Wimbledon in their first-ever friendly match – a 4–0 defeat to Sutton United.

Speaking about the match, he said: "Terry Eames called me out of the blue and asked if I could help out. I did a bit of pre-season training and then played at Sutton. It was really just to get the club going, proving the name doesn't die."

Statistics

As of match played 2 April 2018
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1975/76: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1976/77: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1977/78: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
2002/03: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
- Total: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0