Perseverance finally pays off for Curtis
IF AT first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
Ipswich-born Curtis Haynes-Brown’s perseverance paid off yesterday when he signed a two-year deal with League One side Yeovil Town.
The Lowestoft Town defender put pen to paper after impressing manager Terry Skiverton while on trial and also in Yeovil’s 3-1 win against Poole Town.
Haynes-Brown was with Colchester United from the age of eleven until he was 17 before being released three years ago.
He then turned out for Ridgeons League side Ipswich Wanderers to keep himself fit before he was invited to have a trial with Ipswich Town.
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However, any hopes he had of earning a contract at Portman Road were dashed when Jim Magilton was sacked as manager.
Haynes-Brown then joined Ryman League Division One North side AFC Sudbury, where he spent one season before joining Lowestoft.
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Last season he helped the Trawlerboys to the Ryman League Premier Division play-off final, where they lost 4-3 to Tonbridge Angels.
The powerful defender had an unsuccessful trial with League Two Crewe Alexandra before going on trial at Yeovil.
His father, Val Haynes, said: “After several years travelling up and down the country and having had trials at Ipswich and Crewe, I am delighted for him. His perseverance has finally paid off.”
While Curtis Haynes-Brown is leaving Lowestoft, Chris Henderson is on his way to Crown Meadow from Bury Town, who have accepted an offer from their fellow Ryman League Premier Division side.
Lowestoft have been tracking the left winger, who joined Bury from Kirkley & Pakefield and was attracting the interest of Leiston earlier in the summer, for some time.
Needham Market, meanwhile, have boosted their first-team squad with the signings of two more players in the shape of former Ipswich Town and Galway United midfield man Ollie Fenn and Darcy De’ath, who spent last season with Whitton United.
Both have signed agreements tying them to the club until the summer of 2013.