Former Reading defender in Sunday football shocker

Pete Castle, centre, signs for Lymington during the summer watched by bosses Stuart, left, and Matt Hussey.

Pete Castle, centre, signs for Lymington during the summer watched by bosses Stuart, left, and Matt Hussey.

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Non-league football reporter

LYMINGTON Town have released former Reading defender Pete Castle after discovering he played Sunday football – just 24 hours after failing a fitness test for the Sydenhams Premier club.

Of all Town’s summer signings, strapping centre-back Castle was the most high profile. Having risen through the ranks at the Madejski Stadium, he came to prominence as the Royals’ youngest ever first-team player in 2003 at the age of 16 years and 49 days.

Alan Pardew was Reading’s boss when Castle was introduced as a 79th minute sub at Watford, where his team-mates included the likes of Marcus Hahnemann, Steve Sidwell, Nathan Tyson and Jamie Cureton.

In recent weeks Castle has been struggling with a groin strain and Town opted to rest him last Saturday with a view to him being fully fit for tomorrow’s home game against Newport IoW.

But much to the shock of Town’s management team, Stuart and Matt Hussey, they discovered he had turned out for Knighton Arms last Sunday without their knowledge or consent.

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10:57am Fri 21 Oct 11

Just another reader says...

Shocking. How can he live with himself. It's right up there with Ali Dia!
Shocking. How can he live with himself. It's right up there with Ali Dia! Just another reader
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8:18am Mon 24 Oct 11

Bungle Bonce says...

having played against the Sunday side mentioned above, all I can say is HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
having played against the Sunday side mentioned above, all I can say is HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! Bungle Bonce
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