Matt originally joined Invicta as a midfielder from Chatham Town in 2013 and made over 150 appearances before departing to neighbours Hythe Town in 2017, including 33 appearances as a member of the 2015/16 Isthmian South title winning team.
Returning in August 2017 he would go on to notch up another 200 appearances, albeit now as a central defender. During his second spell Matt would become an integral part of a teams that reached the Isthmian Premier Division playoffs, the 4th qualifying round of the FA cup and the club’s longest ever FA Trophy run.
A goal in an extra time FA Cup replay victory over Molesey was the first of 16 goals for Invicta, rounded off with a header at home to Faversham Town in November’s Velocity Trophy win.
Matt was voted Players’ Player of the Season in 2018/19 and few will forgot his assist for Scott Heard’s 2021/22 Goal of the Season against Eastleigh
“Matt is someone who I have had the privilege to call a team mate and I have had the opportunity to coach and manage. He is someone that I speak to regularly and value his opinions and enjoy talking football with. He has always been very supportive on and off the pitch and is a brilliant person to have in the dressing room. He is someone who I hold in the highest regard and he will be greatly missed here. His contribution to this football club is not to be taken lightly. We are sure to keep in contact and I can even see him taking on a coaching/managerial role in the future. I would like to wish Matt all the very best in the future.” – Joint head coach Micheal Everitt
“Firstly I want to thank everyone connected to the club during my ten years for everything they’ve done for me.
A special thanks to Cugs, who brought me in and will forever have my love and respect.
The staff who have been there throughout the ten years, every single one of them have been great.
The fans, the support in recent seasons has been incredible and I know the fan club do a lot for the club, one man that springs to mind is John Law who I forever see grafting around the ground.
Lastly, you’ve got two managers in Mev & Edgey who are proper footballing gentlemen and it’s safe to say the club is in good hands.
Thanks for the memories and I’ll see you again soon.”
Everybody at Invicta wishes Matt all the best for the next stage of his career