Played For Both: Dominic Barclay

In the build up to tomorrow’s National League clash with Sutton United we take a look at one of the few players to turn out for both sides.

Dominic Barclay started his career at Bristol City, and made his way through the youth setup at Ashton Gate.

He progressed to the The Robins’ Reserve Side, but eager to play regular football, he signed for Division Two side Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1998.

Sammy McIlroy was eager to bring the striker to the Moss Rose in the hope that he could deliver the goals necessary to keep us in that illustrious league.

Barclay made his debut for Macc on the opening day of the 1998/99 season when Kevin Keegan’s Fulham visited the Moss.

A John Salako free kick proved to be the only goal of the afternoon on that hot August day, yet Macc had certainly not disgraced themselves under the watchful eye of Mohammad Al-Fayed.

 

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Dominic Barclay at Gloucester City. (Pic courtesy of Gloucester City FC).

Barclay’s stay at the Moss Rose is probably best remembered for a midweek strike against Oldham Athletic on September 8th 1998.

His 55th minute goal was added to by a Steve Wood penalty rebound which gave Macc their first win of the season at Boundary Park.

Dominic struggled to become a regular on the scoresheet that season however, and it was not long before he was resigned to the bench.

Following on from this, the striker was sent out on loan to Kettering Town towards the end of the season – a move which would be made permanent during the following summer.

Barclay spent one year at Rockingham Road before making the switch to Chippenham Town.

From here, he made the switch to Sutton United in 2000 before finishing his career with Gloucester City.

 

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