Barrington Edward "Barry" Hayles (born 17 April 1972) is a footballer who plays as a striker for Merstham, where he is player/assistant manager. Hayles began his career in the Spartan League with Willesden Hawkeye before playing for Stevenage Borough, Bristol Rovers, Fulham, Sheffield United, Millwall, Plymouth Argyle, Leicester City, Cheltenham Town, St Albans City, Arlesey Town, three separate spells at Truro City, Chesham United and Windsor. Born in Lambeth, South London, he was capped ten times by Jamaica at international level. He’s also a name game legend.
Hayles playing for Plymouth Argyle in 2007
|Full name||Barrington Edward Hayles|
|Date of birth||17 April 1972|
|Place of birth||Lambeth, England|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Merstham (player-assistant manager)|
|2008||→ Cheltenham Town (loan)||7||(3)|
|2008||→ Cheltenham Town (loan)||5||(1)|
|2012||St Albans City||16||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:36, 8 January 2020 (UTC)|
- 1 Career
- 2 International
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Willesden Hawkeye, Stevenage BoroughEdit
After beginning his career with Willesden Hawkeye in the early 1990s, Hayles joined Isthmian League Premier Division side Stevenage Borough in February 1994, and impressed with the club in his first two seasons there. He was part of the team which won the Football Conference in the 1995–96 season, however when the club were denied promotion to the Football League he became interested in a move away from Broadhall Way. In 1997, after continuing to impress with Stevenage Borough, he earned a move to Football League club Bristol Rovers.
He impressed immediately, scoring on his debut against Plymouth Argyle with a first half header, and went on to top the Division Two scoring chart in his first season with 23 league goals as Rovers narrowly lost 4–3 on aggregate to Northampton Town in the playoffs. After beginning the 1998–99 season brightly, Hayles earned a £2 million pound move to Fulham.
Hayles made over 200 appearances during his spell at Fulham, scoring 44 league goals and helping them to two promotions. He was integral to the team that got promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their history in 2001. Highlights during his time in the Premier League included scoring an equaliser against rivals Chelsea, a brace in a 2-0 win over Everton and another brace as Fulham memorably beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 at White Hart Lane. During his time at Fulham he was also called up for international duty for Jamaica.
He signed for Millwall aged 32, making over 50 league appearances and scoring 16 goals during his two-year spell at the club. In the 2004/2005 season Barry notably scored in the local derby against West Ham and a hat trick away at Derby County helping Millwall to finish 10th
He was signed by Plymouth Argyle by new manager Ian Holloway for a fee of £100,000 prior to the 2006/2007 season, where he quickly established himself as a supporters' favourite after a hugely impressive start which earned him the nickname "The Ox in the box". He made his Plymouth Argyle debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he also scored his first goal for his new club. He has a record of never being on a losing side when scoring for Argyle (14 goals, 7 wins and 7 draws) up to Saturday 28 April 2007. In the 2007–08 season, Hayles planned to leave Plymouth at the end of the season.
On 31 December 2007, Hayles joined Leicester City on an emergency loan, which became permanent for a fee of £150,000 on 2 January, signing an 18-month contract. He made his debut in a 3–1 away defeat to Queens Park Rangers on 1 January, and scored his first goal in a 2-0 win over Coventry City on 12 January, Hayles scored his second and last goal for the club in a 1–0 win over Crystal Palace on 28 January. Leicester was relegated from the Championship at the end of the season.
On 12 August 2008, Hayles joined Cheltenham Town on loan for a month, which was extended for a further month on 11 September. He re-joined Cheltenham on loan for another month 27 November. Hayles had a brief run in the Leicester first team upon his return, but failed to score a single goal. He nonetheless earned a medal on 24 April after the club finished the season as League One champions. Hayles was released at the end of his contract on 29 May.
Hayles signed with Southern League Premier Division club Truro City on 18 September 2010. He made his debut three days later against Bideford in the Southern League Cup. He scored his first goal for the club on 9 October 2010 in a 6–0 win against Halesowen Town as City went joint top of the Premier Division table. Having scored two goals in his first month at Treyew Road, Hayles extended his stay for another month. "Barry has settled in fantastically well and has been a great boost for the squad and the club," said Lee Hodges, the manager of Truro City and a teammate of the striker during his time at Plymouth Argyle. "I am absolutely delighted that he is staying" Hodges added. Hayles scored a hat-trick in the top of the table clash between Salisbury City and Truro City on 22 February 2011 in a result that Truro City won 6–0, Salisbury's first home defeat of the 2010–11 Southern League Premier Division season.
St Albans CityEdit
Hayles agreed to join Southern League Premier Division side St Albans City at the start of the 2012–13 season after leaving Truro City due to the club's financial problems. However, he returned to Truro on a non-contract basis on 14 December 2012, the same day that the club was sold to new owners.
On 24 July 2013, Hayles signed for Arlesey Town after he had scored twice in the first half of their 6–0 friendly win over Langford the previous evening.
In August 2014, Hayles re-signed for Truro City and opened his scoring in his second game of the season, scoring both goals in the 2–1 win at Paulton Rovers. That season he helped them reach the Conference South via the play-offs and was again released at the age of 43.
On 26 June 2015, Chesham United announced they had signed Hayles as a player/coach. Chesham United manager Andy Lees stated, "He has a lot to offer on the pitch still and now off it as well as he looks to start a coaching career.". In Chesham United's 1-0 win at Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup on 8 November 2015, Hayles came on as a substitute, receiving an ovation from both sets of supporters.
After two years with Windsor, Haykes joined Merstham as assistant manager ahead of the 2019–20 season. He was also registered as a player, and made his début for the club as a second-half substitute in a 4–0 win at Wingate & Finchley.
Hayles was called up to the Cayman Islands squad in 2000 for a pair of FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Cuba. He took part in an unofficial 5–0 friendly defeat to American club side D.C. United, but he never played for them in a full international after FIFA ruled that he did not meet eligibility requirements.
He has played at least ten times for Jamaica, making his debut against Cuba on 10 June 2001. Although Hayles never announced his retirement from international football, the national team had not called him up since 2005.
Whilst at Stevenage Borough, Hayles played twice for the England Non League Team at that time (now England C Team). The first game was in May 1995 at St Albans FC against the Scottish Highland Football League who beat the England Non League Team 3-2. The second game was again against the Scottish Highland Football League at Cove Rangers FC ( three mile south of Aberdeen) in May 1997. This time the England Non League Side won 5-0 with Hayles scoring two goals, and Lee Hughes of Kidderminster Harriers at that time, scoring another two goals.
|Club||Season||Division||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Bristol Rovers||1997–98||Division Two||45||23||5||2||2||0||5||1||57||26|
|Cheltenham Town (loan)||2008–09||League One||7||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||3|
|Cheltenham Town||2009–10||League Two||39||7||1||0||1||0||1||0||42||7|
|Truro City||2010–11||Southern Premier Division||46||20||0||0||0||0||0||0||46||20|
|St. Albans City||2012–13||Southern Premier Division||16||6||2||2||0||0||2||1||20||9|
|Truro City||2012–13||Conference South||23||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||23||6|
|Arlesey Town||2013–14||Southern Premier Division||29||11||2||0||-||-||7||4||38||15|
|Truro City||2014–15||Southern Premier Division||32||6||1||0||-||-||8||3||41||9|
|Chesham United||2015–16||Southern Premier Division||31||4||4||1||-||-||8||3||43||8|
|Chesham United||2016–17||Southern Premier Division||23||6||4||1||-||-||3||0||23||6|
|Windsor||2017–18||Hellenic Premier Division||36||12||1||0||0||0||7||2||44||14|
|2018–19||Hellenic Premier Division||10||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||12||2|
|Merstham||2019–20||Isthmian Premier Division||9||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||10||2|
- Stevenage Borough
- Conference: 1995–96
- Leicester City
- League One: 2008–09
- Truro City
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- Welcome to Merstham... Barry Hayles!
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