Lawrie joined the Dabbers in the summer of 2018 making the move from Hednesford Town following a fine season for the Pitmen scoring 13 goals from midfield.
A Northern Ireland international, James began his career at Port Vale coming through the youth ranks before being released in 2010 where he subsequently joined Telford United. He spent time on loan at Altrincham during 2011 before joining Alty on a permanent basis where he helped the side gain promotion to the Conference in 2014.
Following Altrincham’s relegation from the Conference North in the 2016/17 season, the midfielder joined Hednesford Town at the start of last season.
Following James’ arrival at the club, he was able to score eight goals and grab nine assists, as he was the key contributer in the first few weeks of the campaign.