Bertie's back and City are delighted

CHELMSFORD City supporters will be delighted to learn popular forward Bertie Brayley has been re-signed to compete at Melbourne again after a short spell at fellow Blue Square South club Eastleigh.

CHELMSFORD City supporters will be delighted to learn popular forward Bertie Brayley has been re-signed to compete at Melbourne again after a short spell at fellow Blue Square South club Eastleigh.

Brayley, who has so far netted eleven times this season in 33 appearances, originally arrived at City in the Summer of 2007, a capture who ended-up being one of the club's leading goal-scorers during last season's Ryman League championship-winning campaign, netting fourteen times in the league.

The 27 year-old former West Ham United Youth star was an F.A. Youth Cup winner with the Hammers in 1999, scoring three in a 9-0 aggregate win over Coventry City. He then moved to Queens Park Rangers in 2000 but was a victim of the club's move into administration, being transferred to Swindon Town where he made ten First Team appearances.

His first taste of non-league football was with Canvey Island in 2002 before moving to Hornchurch via a loan spell at Heybridge Swifts and Bertie has since gained semi-pro experience with Braintree Town (twice), Billericay Town, Heybridge Swifts, Farnborough Town, Thurrock, Aldershot Town, Grays Athletic, Margate and Eastleigh (twice).


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