Goalkeeper Duncan Roberts
played for Norwich's youth sides in the mid-1990s, especially
the Under-16s in 1994/95. Norwich did not take him on and he joined
Mansfield. He was poised to make his league debut for the Stags
against Cambridge United when he dislocated a shoulder in training
the day before the game.
Returning to Norfolk,
he joined King's Lynn. He had the option of following manager
peter Morris to Kettering but opted to stay at The Walks with
new manager Gary Mills. Sent off in first game under Mills' stewardship,
he lost his place to Morrocan international Chuck Martini and
so signed for hometown club Wisbech where he won two Player of
the Year awards. A spell with Spalding was followed by another
stint with the Fenmen. In the autumn of 2001, he joined Ryman
Leaguers Harrow Borough. He moved to St Albans in August
2002 but by Christmas 2002, he had joined Bedford Town.
In March 2003, Duncan had a trial with Oldham Athletic, playing
for their reserves on 10th March in a Manchester Senior Cup semi-final
against Manchester City. Duncan kept a clean sheet as Athletic
won 1-0. Duncan obviously impressed Oldham manager Iain Dowie
who signed him on non-contract terms on March 25th 2003 until
the end of the season. However he was released on May 16th 2003.
Duncan spent much of the 2003 summer trainign with Luton and was
expected to sign for the Hatters but a transfer embargo was imposed
on the Kenilworth Road team.
Despite signing for troubled Welsh side Barry Town, his registration
had not been submitted to the necessary authorities .Duncan then
signed for Dr Martens League side Newport and made his debut on
Wednesday 18th September 2003 against Weymouth. Barnet also expressed
In May 2004, Duncan signed for Cambridge City, managed by his namesake
Gary Roberts (who had also managed him at St Albans City). King's
Lynn had also expressed an interest in signing him but the Lilywhites
got there first
Duncan left Cambridge City in July 2005 to start up a business in
South Wales. He joined Llanelli on trial.