Excellent non League career as a player, especially in the Enfield side that dominated non League football in the late 1970s/early 1980s. He scored the goal that saw them beat Altringham in the final of the FA Trophy.
Went from there to Leytonstone Ilford and then Dagenham
Signed for us originally in late 1980s before moving with manager George Wakeling to Bromley.
Returned to our team in 1993 and was appointed manager in season 94/95 in rather unusual circumstances. General manager Kevin Moran asked him to take the job after the resignation of former manager Peter McGillicuddy otherwise he would do it himself and then gave Paul the ultimatum “you’ve got half an hour to decide”.
Considering he had absolutely no previous managerial experience he made a pretty good fist of it.
Saved us from relegation in his first season and then in his first full season in charge, when we had become Leyton Pennant and were starting our first season at Wadham Lodge we finished a respectable fourth and reached the final of the London Challenge Cup, losing 3-2 in extra time, to Bromley, with many of our former players still at their club and they were still managed by our former manager George Wakeling.
Next season we finished eigth and again saw disappointment in the final of the London Challenge Cup, losing 1-0 to Uxbridge after a 3-3 draw.
He initially started as player/manager but as the years took their toll, he started to put himself on the bench and come on for the final twenty-minute to “spice thing up” with his all-action combative style.
His abilities were recognised by other clubs and in the October of the following season he left to join Ryman Premier side Bishop Stortford and was taken there for his ability to get the most out of players on a modest budget as they were struggling badly and were definitely in for a relegation battle.
He proved his worth as he kept them up on the last day of the season.