Attacking midfielder Peter Vincenti was one of many names to join Boro’ in the January 2008 window after Millwall did away with his services. He came to us on a free transfer with definite potential; a man for whom sitting in the heart of midfield and driving on to support those up top was his role. And it was in that role he’d play numerous times for us during the 2007-8 campaign finale.
But the arrival of Graham Westley as manager in 2008 did not help. He found himself on the transfer list and seemed destined to leave. Or so we thought. Some big-hearted and determined displays saw him win over the fans and manager alike. With GW now seeing Vincenti as a man who could do a job for us, he made a real impression during the 2009-10 season; notably his wonder strike against Woking and his goal with his first touch as a sub at Lewes. He’ll also be forever associated with the honour of notching Boro’s first ever goal in the Football League.
Peter Vincenti: After Boro’
First team opportunities still remained at a premium, however. So, Vincenti was offered a fresh start on loan at Mansfield Town; an arrangement made with a view to a permanent switch. That switch to Field Mill never materialised, but he ended up going to Aldershot Town in January 2011 on a free transfer instead.
Stats do not include expunged Chester City fixtures in 2009-10.