Chris Tate Player Profile

Debut: Leigh RMI (A, 2-1), 08/09/2001    

Two goals in two games made for the perfect start to life at Boro’ for striker Chris Tate; joining us on loan from Leyton Orient. He arrived in September 2001; Tate not able to command a regular place in the Os first team. The loan deal was made with a view to making it permanent and he did his chances no harm; his first goal scored up at Leigh RMI, before adding a second against former club Scarborough two days later.

The next four matches, however, returned no more goals to add to the tally. After Tate turned out against Dagenham & Redbridge in early October, he returned to the Os. It seems as if money was the main issue for Boro’ deciding against the permanent deal; boss Paul Fairclough explaining: “He has a good contract at Orient on full-time money – and we didn’t think it was for us.”

He also remains, we think, the only Boro’ player to share a name with an Emmerdale character.

Chris Tate: After Boro’

Tate went out on loan again while with the Os; joining Chester City twice in 2002. Two years later, he secured a permanent move away from East London. Mansfield Town is where he ended up – but with not much success. The career path then goes cold for a period. It’s not until 2009 and his arrival at Goole were we able to pick it back up.

 

Saturday 08 September 2001

Monday 10 September 2001

Saturday 15 September 2001

Tuesday 18 September 2001

Saturday 29 September 2001

Tuesday 02 October 2001

 

 

Previous Clubs:

Leyton Orient
Scarborough
Halifax Town
Scarborough
Sunderland
York City

Later Clubs:

Chester City (loan) (2002)
Mansfield Town (2004)
Goole (2009)