Adewunmi, Tunde

On his day, Tunde was a powerful, unplayable striker, capable of terrorizing defences as high up as step 3 of the non-league pyramid. Sadly, those days were few and far between.

As a youngster, Tunde dipped in and out of football around the Bedfordshire area, having spells with Dunstable Town, Langford and Biggleswade United.

He eventually settled in Essex, and started the 2012-13 season with Billericay Town. He played against Forest in a friendly at the start of the season, and it’s here where he caught the eye of then-Forest manage Wale Ojelabi.

Tunde played four times for ‘Ricay before moving down the A12 to Forest, where he was mainly used as a substitute, scoring three goals in 20 appearances.

Spells at Cheshunt and Maldon & Tiptree followed next season, But rather than progressing, Tunde dropped down a level in the 2015-16 season, scoring regularly for Sporting Bengal in the Essex Senior League, where he was eventually their skipper.

2016-17 however was a ‘coming of age’ season, with Tunde stepping up to Cambridge City in the Southern League Premier Division, scoring eight times in the early months of the season. However, his performances dipped, and had he was released by the end of November. However, his goalscoring tally still meant he was City’s highest scorer that season.

He featured four times for Aveley later that season, scoring once.

Season Club League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008-9 Dunstable Town
2010-11 Langford 3 4 3 4
2011-12 Biggleswade United 3 3
2011-12 May & Baker 1 1
2011-12 Ebbsfleet United
2012-13 Billericay Town 4 4
2012-13 Waltham Forest 15 1 5 2 20 3
2014-15 Cheshunt 7 1 7 1
2014-15 Maldon & Tipree 31 7 2 33 7
2015-16 Barkingside 3 3
2015-16 Sporting Bengal United 30 16 2 2 32 18
2016-17 Cambridge City 19 6 4 2 23 8
2016-17 Aveley 4 1 4 1
Overall 120  35 13 6 133 42


All Leyton Pennant and Waltham Forest stats compiled by, and used with the permission of Steve Howe. If you’ve got any of the missing statistics for this player, please contact us.

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