Position: Goalkeeper

Arber Grosha

18 year old Arber is currently training with Charlton Athletic having previously been a member of Wolverhampton Wanderers academy as a youngster. The London based keeper has appeared for Forest Hill Park in the Southern Counties East Football League and made one appearance locally for Godmanchester Rovers in 2022/23 season.

Lewis Patching

22 year old ex Northampton Town Academy keeper Lewis has joined the Ives on dual registration from Newport Pagnell Town where he has been a regular this season with the Swans. He will not be entirely unfamiliar with Ives travelling fans having played two games for the club during 2021/22 season including an excellent display in an impressive 2-1 victory at Nuneaton Borough. His other previously clubs include Hemel Hempstead Town, Northampton Sileby Rangers, Rugby Borough and Daventry Town

Shay Griffiths

Local lad Shay is a highly promising young keeper who made his competitive debut for the Ives in 2018/19 season as an 18 year old against Redditch and kept a clean sheet in an important home victory. He is a very confident lad who has been attending regular training sessions at the Club since he was a youngster. He is a very competent young shot stopper who has already proved that he is up to the challenge when his chance arrives. 

Kacper Kurylowicz

21 year old ex Tottenham Hotspur keeper Kacper has joined the Ives from Northern Premier League Division One Midlands side Yaxley after a starring role for the Cuckoos in last seasons Huntingdonshire FA Senior Cup Final. Although never making a first team appearance for Spurs Kacper was often in match day squads and was a regular in the U18 and U23 sides during his time at White Hart Lane. He spent spells on loan at Potters Bar Town and Braintree Town during his time with the North London club and following his release in 2022 he became first choice stopper at Yaxley.

Eddie Brearey

Highly rated second year professional Eddie has rejoined the Ives on a six month loan from League One Oxford United. Eddie will be familiar to Ives fans as the keeper that produced a string of impressive performances at quattro tech Westwood Road during a similar loan spell in 2021/22. The youngster has already been named on the bench for Oxford United first team for League One fixtures and has enjoyed loan spells at North Leigh, Thame United and Evesham United prior to his return to Ives.

James Dadge

Highly rated 19 year old Northampton Town academy goalkeeper James has joined the Ives on a work experience loan until the end of the season. He will of course already be familiar to Ives supporters as he enjoyed success with the club under a similar arrangement last season, The spell culminating in a man of the match performance when he saved three spot kicks in the shoot out at the end of the County Cup final. The Cobblers have already shown their faith in the young stopper naming him on the bench for a number of first team league and cup fixtures this season. But playing games is equally essential to his development and prior to his arrival at Quattro tech Westwood Road he has also enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Northern Premier League Midland side Harborough Town.

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James Goff

Ex Northampton Town goalkeeper James is a familiar face to Ives supporters having spent a large part of 2017/18 season as first choice keeper at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road Stadium during a successful loan period from the Cobblers. He had initially signed at Sixfields as a thirteen-year-old and rose through the academy before signing his first professional contract in the summer of 2017. He followed his spell with the Ives with a similar loan deal at Banbury United in 2018/19 and since his release from the Cobblers has spent spells at Wisbech Town, Spalding United and most recently Lincoln United.

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