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Hackworth: Anthony (Tony)

1998-2001 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)


Born: Durham: 19-05-1980

Debut: v Barcelona (a) (substitute): 13-09-2000

61 13st 3lb (2004)

An England Youth International, Hackworth started his career with Chester-le-Street Schoolboys, then representing Durham County Under-Fifteens in 1994-95, and their Under-Sixteens in 1995-96. He became a Trainee at Leeds United where he signed professional forms on 1st August 1998. He became and outstanding striker with the Leeds Junior teams and soon gained International recognition at youth level, playing for the England Under-eighteen team in a 1-2 defeat in Moscow on 26th October 1997 in the UEFA Tournament and on 30th May 1998 against Cyprus and 1st June against France, both at Clamcey, one being as a substitute. He made three first team appearances, at Leeds, one in the League Cup at Tranmere Rovers and two in the Champions League against Barcelona, at the Nou Camp, and Lazio, at Elland Road, all were substitute appearances, coming on in the sixty-eighth minute at Tranmere, the seventy-fourth minute at Barcelona and the sixty-third minute against Lazio. He was a strong young forward who did well in the Leeds youth team but never really made the breakthrough to the first team. He was not helped by a serious cruciate ligament injury and his involvement, as an acquitted defendant, in the Bowyer/Woodgate assault trial. He then moved to Sogndal of Norway on loan for three months from 6th May 2000, but didn't score in two games. Hackworth moved to Notts County on 12th July 2001 for 120,000 after failing to make an impact on the Leeds first team. He did not make much of an impact there either and only started twenty-three games in three years, but forty-one from the substitutes bench but only scored two goals in that time. His full record was one goal in seventeen starts and thirty-seven games from the bench in the League, no goals in two starts and one game as a substitute in the F.A. Cup and three as a substitute in the League Cup but scored once in four starts in the LDV Trophy. He moved to Scarborough on loan from 11th March to 25th April 2004, and scored three times in eleven starts for the Conference side. He made his debut against Leigh RMI, signing for Scarborough permanently on 13th July 2004 and became a first team regular there. Hackworth was released by Scarborough in May 2006 but re-signed again at the start of July 2006. With Scarborough, after signing for them on a permanent basis, he scored eleven hoals in sixty-four starts and eleven games from the bench in the League and made one appearance withyout scoring in the LDV Trophy, a total of fourteen League goals in seventy-five starts and fourteen substitute appearances. After Scarborough's dissolution in 2007, Hackworth became a free agent, and he moved on to Whitby. He scored a total of six goals in twenty games, but on 2nd November 2007 Hackworth moved to Blue Square North team Harrogate Town. He went directly into the squad andmade make his debut appearance at Wetherby Road against Alfreton Town on Saturday 3rd November 2007. He then rejoined Whitby Town and was a first team regular, scoring many vital goals as vice captain. He branched into teaching and coaching, at Pindar School in Scarborough, to compliment his football career. He was appointed club captain for the 2010-11 season. Hw left at the end of the 2010-11 season and he had scored thirty-seven goals from one hundred and twenty-three starts and four games from the bench. He joined Scarborough Athletic, the club that had grown from the ashes of the former Scarborough FC and he had a dream debut for them. Appointed captain of his new club he scored twice from central midfield as he led them to a 4-2 victory over Parkgate on 6th August 2011. He had scored nine goals from thirty-one starts and one substitute appearance by the end of February 2012.

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