|Full name Karle Carder-Andrews|
Height 1.70 m
Role Football player
Name Karle Carder-Andrews
|Date of birth (1989-03-13) 13 March 1989 (age 26)|
Place of birth Isleworth, England
Current team Bedfont & Feltham F.C.
Karle Carder-Andrews (born 13 March 1989), sometimes known as Karle Carder or Karle Andrews, is an English semi-professional football midfielder, currently playing for Cove. Carder-Andrews began his career in the Football League at Brentford, before dropping into non-league football upon his release in 2008.
- Margate (loan)
- Egham Town
- Hampton & Richmond Borough
- Sandhurst Town
- Return to Hampton & Richmond Borough
- Bedfont & Feltham
- Sunday League career
- As a player
A midfielder, Carder-Andrews began his career in the Centre Of Excellence at Brentford in 2002, later playing in the same youth team as future graduates Darius Charles, Karleigh Osborne, Clark Masters, Aaron Steele, Charlie Ide, Ryan Watts and Scott Weight. Carder-Andrews was part of a Brentford youth team which beat Arsenal (whose lineup included future first teamers Vito Mannone, Nicklas Bendtner and Alexandre Song) in the third round of the 2004–05 FA Youth Cup.
Carder-Andrews signed his first professional contract in August 2006 and received his maiden call into the first team squad for a League One match versus Leyton Orient on 9 September 2006. He made his professional debut when he replaced Karleigh Osborne after 66 minutes of the 1–1 draw. Carder-Andrews continued to receive calls into the first team squad throughout September and October and was awarded his first start in a Football League Trophy first round match against Northampton Town on 17 October. He played the full 120 minutes of the shootout win. Carder-Andrews made his first league start against Gillingham on 21 October, but after goalkeeper Clark Masters received a red card on 23 minutes, Carder-Andrews was sacrificed to enable substitute midfielder (and part-time goalkeeper) John Mousinho to go in goal for the remainder of the 2–2 draw. Carder-Andrews started the following game against Oldham Athletic and remained on the pitch for the entirety of the 3–0 defeat. Following the sacking of Rosenior and the appointment of Scott Fitzgerald, Carder-Andrews managed just two more substitute appearances during the 2006–07 season, which ended with the Bees suffering relegation to League Two. Carder-Andrews made six appearances during the 2006–07 season.
Under new manager Terry Butcher, Carder-Andrews failed to receive a call into the first team squad during the 2007–08 season and he was released on 11 January 2008, along with Clark Masters, by Butcher's replacement Andy Scott. He made six appearances during his 18 months as a professional. Looking back in 2012, Carder-Andrews said "my head wasn't right when I was released by Brentford, because they didn't give me a proper reason. Terry Butcher had brought in all the old heads and the club was in a bit of turmoil".
Carder-Andrews was sent to Isthmian League Premier Division side Margate on a one-month loan on 22 September 2007. He made his debut for the club as a substitute in a 1–1 draw with AFC Wimbledon on 25 September. He made his first start for the Gate in a 3–2 Isthmian League Cup second round defeat to East Thurrock United on 2 October. When his loan expired, Carder-Andrews returned to Brentford, having made six appearances for Margate.
Following a break from football, Carder-Andrews signed for Combined Counties League Premier Division side Egham Town in August 2008. He later stated that he signed for the club to get fit, having gotten overweight after his release from Brentford. He made his debut in a 2–2 draw with North Greenford United on 9 August 2008. Carder-Andrews scored his first goal for the club late in the campaign, netting in a 3–2 win over Sandhurst Town on 25 April. Carder-Andrews made 40 appearances during the 2008–09 season and scored one goal. The Sarnies found their form in the 2009–10 season, finishing fourth, with Carder-Andrews making 28 appearances and scoring two goals. A mid-table season followed in 2010–11, with Carder-Andrews making 31 appearances and scoring two goals. He departed the club in October 2011, having made 99 appearances and scored five goals during just over three years at the Runnymede Stadium.
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Carder-Andrews signed for Conference South side Hampton & Richmond Borough in October 2011, linking up with former Brentford youth teammate Lewis Ferrell. His first team debut came in a 3–1 win over Eastbourne Borough on 11 November 2011. He made 25 appearances and scored one goal during the 2011–12 season, but despite winning the 2012 Middlesex Senior Cup, the Beavers suffered relegation to the Isthmian League Premier Division. Carder-Andrews committed to the club for the 2012–13 season by signing a new contract in June 2012. Carder-Andrews faced his former employers for the first time when the Beavers took on a Brentford XI in a pre-season friendly on 11 July 2012. He played the full 90 minutes of the 5–0 defeat. Carder-Andrews made only 8 senior appearances during the 2012–13 season before departing in February 2013, due to budget concerns and a lack of game time.
Despite reported interest from Conference Premier side Braintree Town, Carder-Andrews signed for Isthmian League Division One South club Chipstead in February 2013. He only made three appearances before departing the following month.
Carder-Andrews signed for Combined Counties League Premier Division strugglers Sandhurst Town in late March 2013. Though his former Hampton & Richmond Borough manager Mark Harper said "he should be playing at a higher level", Carder-Andrews was a hit at Bottom Meadow, finishing the season with 8 goals in 10 games, but his performances were not enough to save the Fizzers from relegation to the Combined Counties League Division One. He departed the club after the season.
Return to Hampton & Richmond Borough
Carder-Andrews re-signed for Hampton & Richmond Borough in the summer of 2013.
Bedfont & Feltham
Carder-Andrews dropped down to the Combined Counties League Division One to sign for Bedfont & Feltham in November 2014. He had a terrific start to his time at The Orchard, scoring five goals in his first four games. He had a successful debut season at The Orchard, winning the Combined Counties League Division One Cup. He was again a regular during the 2015–16 season and scored five goals in seven matches from late October through to early December. He left the club in February 2016, having made 42 appearances and scored 10 goals.
Carder-Andrews moved to Combined Counties League Premier Division side Cove in February 2016.
Sunday League career
Carder-Andrews has played Sunday league football in conjunction with his non-league commitments. During the 2008–09, 2010–11 and 2012–13 seasons, he played for Bedfont Sunday of the West Middlesex Sunday Football League. He represented Shire United of the same division during the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons, winning the Harry Edmondson Premier Cup and the Open Cups during the 2012–13 season. Carder-Andrews also made appearances in the London Airport Midweek Football League for Hounslow Postal during the 2008–09 season, winning the Middlesex Midweek Cup with the club.
As a player
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Bedfont & Feltham