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Jake Scrimshaw

Date of birth:
13th September 2000

Isle of Wight-born striker Jake Scrimshaw was named Under-18 Player of the Year in 2018/19 and rewarded with his first professional contract.

He scored no fewer than 48 goals, including 17 during a fruitful loan spell with Southern League South outfit Poole Town in the second half of the season.

Scrimshaw, who hails from Ryde, was invited to join the Cherries as a 15-year-old having impressed during a four-week trial at one of the club’s ID centres.

He was spotted by club scouts banging in the goals for Hurstwood Rangers in Havant and crossed the Solent five or six times a week to attend training sessions in Bournemouth.

Scrimshaw’s goalscoring exploits in 2018/19 helped the Cherries reach the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup for only the second time in the club’s history.

He hit six of their eight goals in the competition – including a stunning hat-trick in the fourth-round win at Oxford – before the Cherries bowed out at the hands of eventual runners-up Manchester City.

Scrimshaw ended the campaign as Poole Town’s leading marksman in all competitions, his goals helping them qualify for the Southern League South play-offs.

He signed a two-year deal and progressed to the club’s under-21s, along with eight other members of Alan Connell’s successful under-18 squad.

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