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Danny Kedwell joined Havant and Waterlooville in July 2019 after leaving Ebbsfleet United following a four year spell at Stonebridge Road.
Kedwell’s striking prowess has been a quality well known across the non-league game making him one of the most feared strikers in the lower leagues.
He started his career at Chatham Town in 2001, where he would spend the solitary season there before moving to Tonbridge Angels in 2002. He would stay there for a matter of months before moving to Fisher Athletic where he would have another short spell at a club before moving to Lordswood at the start of 2003 before leaving the club that summer.
Kedwell was looking to settle down a club whilst still at a fledgling stage of his career. He spent a season at Maidstone United between 2003 and 2004 before moving to Herne Bay of the Kent League.
It was his performances here where he would really start catching the eye of teams in the Conference South. And after finishing the clubs top scorer in the 2004-2005 season with 28 goals he earned himself a move to Welling United.
In his two seasons at Park View Road he scored 38 goals in 70 appearances, such a strike rate saw him rise up the pyramid once again with Grays Athletic, who were then a Conference Premier outfit.
A club record signing, worth £12,000 he spent a season at National level scoring 13 goals from 50 appearances before dropping down a division to join AFC Wimbledon.
This spell was Kedwell’s most prolific and saw him truly rise to prominence. He oversaw two promotions during his time at the Cherry Red Records Stadium and scored the winning penalty in the 2011 Conference Premier play-off final against Luton Town at the Etihad Stadium. In 118 appearances he scored 58 goals.
Despite promotion to the Football League with the Wombles, Kedwell decided to leave the Wombles to join his boyhood club Gillingham.
Kedwell spent four years at Priestfield and once again became a striker that spread dread into the minds of defences. His first season at the club saw him finish as the Gills top scorer by scoring 14 goals, 12 of which came in the league.
A great start to the 2012-13 season saw the striker score eight goals in the first 10 league games. And for the second consecutive season he would finish as the clubs top goalscorer as the Gills secured promotion to League 1 and to top it off Kedwell scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Torquay to send them up.
He spent another two seasons with the only Kent based Football League team before leaving in 2015.
Kedwell’s next move would see him move across the county to join Ebbsfleet United in The National League South.