The Tons’ captain and fans’ favourite Geoff Ocran has revealed that tomorrow’s season finale against Burnham Ramblers will be his last game for the club.
Ocran, an almost ever-present in the team for the last few seasons, has only played seven games this term – the last being the 3-0 loss away to Barking in September – as he has struggled to recover from injury.
As revealed in an interview with Clapton FC News in November, what started as a knee injury spread to his achilles – however at that point he was hopeful of a return in the new year.
It was not to be though and yesterday Geoff, who at 32 years old is an Essex Senior League veteran, took to Twitter to announce that he will be leaving the club, although Clapton fans may be pleased to hear it’s not to join a rival:
This is mainly due to not being able to commit full time to football at this level next season (to clarify before the conspiracy theories starts) 😂😂
He then went on to thank the managers and coaching staff he has played under, thanking former Tons boss Mike Walther for making him captain and praising current manager Jonny Fowell’s decision to give the captain’s armband to his good friend Jerry Jairette.
Fans will mainly remember Geoff for his reliable performances in midfield, however an undoubted highlight for most will be him guiding The Tons to success in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy last season and lifting the trophy as captain.
Those wishing to show their appreciation should make sure they head to the Dog tomorrow for our last game of the season, kick-off at 3pm.