Former Aston Villa keeper Matthew played just one game for Lincoln City, and he played a blinder. We were struggling at home to non league Dagenham in the FA Cup and after 89 minutes he was named man of the match. He must have been celebrating in his head as he immediately conceded a soft goal to leave us out of the cup in almost comical circumstances.
There’s nothing funny about costing your team the game though and Matthew didn’t play again for the club. Chris Day was immediately recalled and he wasn’t seen in a Lincoln shirt again.
In fact he wasn’t really seen anywhere again bar FGR and a short spell with Barnsley. He drifted into the non league game, and then in 2006 he drifted into prison for three months for kicking his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach.
In 2013 he had a restraining order slapped on him after being branded a true stalker by a judge.
It makes me glad he only played once for us.