Playing squad 2013/2014
Squad No: 11 - Peter Vincenti's Picture
11: Peter Vincenti 2013/2014

Peter Vincenti: 2012/2013 Biography & Statistics

Peter is a tall, skilful, hard-working player, who is the son of former Jersey manager Peter Vincenti Snr.

He is primarily a midfielder and can play both the defensive and attacking variants of that role, but his 6' 3" frame enables him to play as a striker if required and he has even been utilised as a defender on occasions.

Peter came through the Jersey FA's centre of excellence and played for his hometown club as well as captaining the crown dependency's under-21 side and representing the island's senior team. In 2004, he was part of the Jersey side that beat neighbouring Guernsey to win the Muratti Under-18 Vase. Two years later, he scored a spectacular winning goal as Jersey beat their neighbours by the odd-goal-in-five to win the Muratti Senior Vase; that year, Peter also led the island's under-21s to victory in their competition.

He was a member of the side that retained the Senior Vase in 2007, whilst his two goals saw him be the Channel Islanders' leading scorer in the Island Games XII that were held in Rhodes. He was also voted that year's 'Jersey Footballer of the Year' before successfully trialing at League 1 Millwall, for whom he signed a short-term deal in time for the start of the 2007-08 season.

Unfortunately, Lions boss Willie Donachie left the club two months later and Peter didn't figure in subsequent successor Kenny Jackett's plans, so he joined Conference Premier side Stevenage Borough in January 2008, featuring in 12 of their games that season and scoring his first goal on his fourth appearance against Crawley Town. Stevenage missed the play-offs by one place and two points in 2007-08, but Peter contributed four goals (including a stunning 30-yard strike against Woking in the November) plus several superb performances as they claimed a place in the top five the following season.

He was a non-playing substitute in the eventual two-legged semi-final defeat by Cambridge United, the disappointment of which was slightly tempered by him scoring an injury time winner against Ebbsfleet United in the second leg of that season's FA Trophy semi-final and then playing all-but-three minutes of the victory over York City in the Wembley-staged final.

In the summer of 2009, Peter played in a pre-season game for Woking, as a lead-in to a proposed three-month loan, but a series of player injuries endured by his parent club saw the deal halted. Having made five substitute appearances at the start of the 2009-10 season, Peter made his first start of the campaign against Histon at the end of the August, but lasted just six minutes before being sent off. By the end of the season, he had played 23 times and scored once (a late winner against Chelmsford City in an FA Cup tie in the October) as Graham Westley's side won the Conference Premier, thus bringing League football to the town; Peter's season culminated in being an unused substitute as the Boro surrendered their FA Trophy crown to Barrow in the final.

However, the 2010-11 campaign couldn't have started better for him as he took just seven minutes to write his name into Stevenage (who had now dropped the 'Borough' from their name) folklore by heading the club's first-ever Football League goal in the opening day draw against Macclesfield Town.

A subsequent three-month loan at Mansfield Town preceded Peter leaving Broadhall Way to become the first signing by newly-appointed Aldershot Town boss Dean Holdsworth, whose brother David had been Mansfield's manager at the time of the aforementioned loan. On arriving at the EBB Stadium, Peter penned an 18-month contract.

Peter made his Shots debut at Bury in mid-January and his versatility saw him play in all-but-one of the club's remaining games. He made his 100th senior appearance against Crewe Alexandra in late January 2011 (marking the occasion with a goal) and finished the 2010-11 campaign having executed six class finishes from 22 starts.

Peter played in the giant-killing defeat of Championship side West Ham United in the League Cup first round at Upton Park in late August 2011 (the club's first-ever victory in the competition) and was also part of the Shots team that beat League 1 sides Carlisle United and Rochdale before losing to FA Premier League giants Manchester United at a sold-out EBB Stadium in round 4 (the furthest the club had ever gone in the competition). As the season progressed, Peter played more as a defensive midfielder, but it was a role that he earned rave reviews for.

Career Stats:

St.Peter - 28 appearances, 12 goals;

Millwall - no appearances;

Stevenage Borough/Stevenage - 25 + 42 appearances, 7 goals;

Mansfield Town (on loan) - 4 appearances

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Peter Vincenti's Details
Squad No: 11
Position: Midfielder
Weight: NULLst NULLlbs (0Kg)
Height: 6' 3"
Date of Birth: 07/07/1986
Place of Birth: St Peter, Jersey
Former Clubs: St.Peter (Jersey), Millwall, Stevenage Borough/Stevenage, Mansfield Town (on loan)
Debut Match: v Bury (A), League 2, 15.1.11
Joined Club: 13.1.11
Transfer Fee (Bought): Free
Peter's Club Stats: This Season Club Total
Appearances: 19 79
Sub Appearances: 3 15
Goals: 2 14
Penalties: - -
Own Goals: - -
Total Apps/Goals: 22/2 94/14