A midfielder from Hitchin, Matthew played for Arsenal as a schoolboy
but after failing to win a traineeship, he wrote to Norwich for
a trial. He impressed Dave Stringer
in the A team and was offered trainee terms in the summer of 1998.
Matthew plays primarily wide on the right.
Matthew was released by the Canaries at the end of his scholarship
on 20th April 2001. Matthew signed for Ryman Leaguers Bishops
Stortford in July 2001. In February 2002, Matthew joined hometown
In the summer of 2002, Matthew took up a sports scholarship in
the USA with the Nova Southeastern University Sharks. After competing
a successful four year playing career as a student, he was appointed
as assistant coach in January 2006. During his playing career,
he was co-captain and became the first NSU men's soccer All-American
when he was a Second Team selection following his junior campaign.
He is tied for NSU's all-time record with 28 career assists and
finished his four-year NSU career with 22 goals and 72 points.
He currently resides in Coral Springs, Fla.