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Brad Tarbuck

Midfielder
Games Played
581
Goals Conceeded
155
Clean Sheets
-

Sponsored by: Graham Tomlinson

Bradley Tarbuck joined Havant and Waterlooville in June 2016 ahead of the Hawks’ one off season in the Ryman Premier League. 

Tarbuck joined from Dorchester Town after a difficult spell in his career following his release from Portsmouth. 

At the age of 16, he was the, then, youngest player to make his senior Portsmouth debut in a 3-0 League Cup defeat to Plymouth Argyle. 

But, first team football came at a real premium and after loan spells at Dartford and Dorchester Town he was released by the Fratton Park based club. 

After his release, Dorchester decided to keep Tarbuck on the books on a permanent basis and signed for the club in 2015, spending a solitary season at the Magpies before joining the Hawks the following summer. 

In his first season at the club, he slowly simmered into the team before firing on all cylinders towards the end of that season as the Hawks went on a rampant run to pip Bognor Regis Town to the post for the title. 

Amongst his highlights in his first season at Westleigh Park was winning Player of the Month and scoring a hattrick in a 6-0 win over AFC Sudbury. 

Tarbuck played a more instrumental role in the 2017/18 season as the Hawks backed up their Ryman League title exploits in superb style. 

He came out into his own, especially towards the back end of the season. 

Him and Rory Williams down either wing caused havoc for National League South defences as the Hawks pipped Dartford on goal difference to win the title and gain a first promotion into The National League. 

The 2018/19 season was a frustrating one for Tarbuck. In and out of the side for the first three months of the season, prior to Christmas he began to get a run in the side. 

However, an injury in the game against Bromley on December 29 ended his league season prematurely. 

After an operation early in 2019, he is looking to get back to full fitness ahead of the 2019/20 season after being signed on by Paul Doswell. 

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