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From Old Trafford to Silhill Fourths

OLD Trafford and Anfield are just a distant memory for Stefan Moore who finished the season bagging a hat-trick for Silhill 4ths.

OLD Trafford and Anfield are just a distant memory for Stefan Moore who finished the season bagging a hat-trick for Silhill 4ths.

The former Aston Villa striker hit his fifth goal in two games for the Birmingham AFA Division Five outlet after his release from Blue Square Premier side Kidderminster Harriers.

Club spokesman Oliver Haines admitted the 25-year-old was a big coup for the Sharmans Cross Road club as he aimed to keep himself in shape as well as helping out his friends.

“Stefan has just finished the season with Kidderminster Harriers and he’s in between clubs at the moment but I think he has got a few mates at Silhill which is why he came down,” he said.

The 25-year-old smashed three past Meriden Athletic as Sils fourth string won 6-1 to propel them to seventh in the league - their highest-ever finish.

A week before Moore hit a debut brace with a cheeky lob and a turn and finish that a few years ago many would have predicted to have been in the Premier League.

When he burst onto the Villa Park scene in 2001 alongside brother Luke, a bright future was predicted for the two.

However a demise down the footballing pyramid has seen Moore struggle to re-gain his form witnessed in his teenage years.

Miserable loan spells at Millwall and Leicester ended his Villa career in 2005 before he moved to QPR.

But his fortunes failed to improve during an injury-hit spell at Loftus Road and his bit-part role at Kidderminster came to end when the Harriers missed out on a play-off spot by just two points.

 

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