Neil was part of
the Under 14 Schoolboy squad that won the Northern Ireland Milk
Cup in 1992. By season 1996/97, he was playing in goal for Histon
of the Jewson Eastern Counties League. After a spell with Chatteris,
he moved on to Soham Town Rangers but transferred to Warboys Town
at the end of February 2001. He has since joined St Ives of the
Eagle Bitter United Counties League.