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RIP Domenico Genovese

The Football Club were saddened to hear that former striker Domenico Genovese died on Friday at the age of 62.

Dom made his name with his goal scoring exploits for Stamford AFC in the United Counties League in the early 1980’s, and played for The Daniels when they lost at Wembley in the 1984 FA Vase Final. He then moved on to play for Boston United in the Alliance Premier League.

Dom signed for City from Grantham in February 1987 and made an immediate impact when scoring twice in a 5-2 home win over Chatteris Town in the East Anglian Cup. Dom didn’t miss another game that season, making 26 appearances and scoring 18 goals, including a hat-trick at Dartford on 30th April 1987.

The goals really flowed in the 1987-88 season, 43 scored in 55 appearances, helping City to finish 3rd in the Southern Premier. Dom moved on to the professional game for the 1988-89 season, joining his home-town club Peterborough United who were in Division 4. He didn’t have long to wait for a return to Milton Road, featuring in the Posh team beaten 2-1 by City in a pre-season friendly in August 1988.

His season in the Football League gleaned only two goals and he moved on to play for Kettering Town in the Conference the following season, although he did manage to squeeze in two pre-season appearances for City in July 1989, scoring once.

Dominic returned to Milton Road in October 1990, picking up a goal on his debut in the 4-1 win at Staines Town in the Premier Inter-League Cup. Whilst not as prolific as in previous seasons Dom was our leading goal scorer in the Southern League with 12 goals. His last ever goal for City was the winner in the 2-1 home win over Wealdstone on 1st May 1991, with his final league game coming the following Saturday when City lost 3-1 at home to Halesowen Town on 4th May 1991.

His last ever appearance for the club was in the 1-1 draw with a Tottenham Hotspur XI at Milton Road on 27th July 1991, coming off the bench as a sub.

After leaving City he had spells at Wisbech Town and Holbeach United. In more recent years Dom had coached at various clubs including Corby Town and Peterborough Sports.

Overall Dominic scored 80 goals in 132 appearances for City.


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