|Date signed||14th Jun 2021|
|Previous clubs||Southampton, Sholing, Team Solent, Gosport Borough|
|Sponsor||Protection & Investment Ltd|
Equally effective through the middle or on the wing, the son of prolific marksman James Taylor is building his own enviable reputation as a cultured young player who is capable of extraordinary goals.
The 22-year-old playmaker ended the 2021/22 season in style by producing a Man of the Match performance in the Southampton Senior Cup Final at St. Mary’s Stadium in May, as the Stags ran out 3-0 winners against Wessex League Division One outfit Folland Sports to lift the trophy for the first time in 40 years.
That capped off a fine campaign for the former Southampton Academy, Sholing and Team Solent player, who made 41 starts for the Stags in all competitions, contributing 23 goals to finish as the team’s second-highest goalscorer. He also donned the gloves as emergency goalkeeper when regular No.1 Lewis Noice suffered a broken collarbone against Winchester City in the Southampton Senior Cup Semi-Final.
Voted both Player’s Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year, Ethan’s decision to sign a new deal that will keep him at the Snows Stadium for the foreseeable future was a massive relief to fans, who feared that he might be tempted away by clubs higher up the football pyramid.
Ethan scored a hat-trick in the 7-0 home win over Paulton Rovers that took AFC Totton to the top of the Southern League Div.1 South table in March 2023, and he notched both of Totton's goals in the 2-1 win over Berkhamsted in the Southern League Division One Champion of Champions Super Cup at the end of April 2023. He also scored and set-up both of Scott Rendell's goals - the first by winning a penalty kick - when The Stags retained the SDFA Southampton Senior Cup with a 3-0 victory over Sholing in the St. Mary's Stadium Final in May 2023.
By the end of the 2022/23 season, Ethan had amassed a total of 52 goals for the club in all competitions - just six goals shy of his father's total.
Ethan is the older brother of full-back Leo Taylor, who came into the AFC Totton squad at the end of the 2022/23 campaign having previously played for Hamble Club.
Ethan Taylor is sponsored by Protection & Investment Ltd.