All at Maidenhead United were saddened to hear the news this week of the passing of Charlie Strutton at the age of only 34. 
Talented forward Charlie started his career locally with Chalfont St Peter where his goal-scoring prowess became a central part of the Saints’ run to the FA Vase semi-final in 2009 and the Spartan League title in 2011. From Mill Meadow, he progressed to EFL club AFC Wimbledon in 2012, whereupon he earned a loan move to York Road. Scoring on his debut against Woking from the bench in March 2012, it was a notable three points for the Magpies against the eventual champions but more significantly without those points, United would have not been playing National League South football the following season. 
Charlie made two starts and was named on the bench a further three times during that initial spell and he was to return to serve Johnson Hippolyte in 2014/15, making a further seven starts and being named as a substitute once. Charlie had by this time left Wimbledon to join Alan Devonshire at Braintree Town and it was Dev who brought the striker back for a third spell in the 2016/17 season, where he made a further two starts in Berks & Bucks Cup matches but the goalscoring form of Dave Tarpey and Sean Marks to four further appearances on the bench in the National League South. In all, Charlie made eleven starts for the Magpie and was named as substitute a further eight times, scoring once. Marks – who played with Strutton under Dev at Braintree and Maidenhead – paid tribute to Strutton who he described as “one of my favourite strike partners to play with.” 
Maidenhead United sends its condolences to the family and friends of Charlie. 
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