Club legend to continue to lead Hastings United next season

Hastings United captain Sam Adams will continue to lead the team next season, according to the football club’s website.

Friday, 31st May 2019, 5:04 pm
Sam Adams in action against Greenwich Borough on the final day of the 2018/19 regular season. Picture courtesy Scott White

As reported by, the versatile midfielder has delayed his mooted retirement for a year due to unfinished promotion business with the club.

Assistant manager Andrew Brown said: “We are delighted that Sam is extending his stay with us.

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Adams played 41 times and scored 10 goals as Hastings finished third in the Bostik League South East Division during the 2018/19 campaign.

In all he has made 524 appearances for the club and netted 132 times, and is considered something of a club legend for his loyalty, work ethic and ability.

Hastings manager Chris Agutter hailed Adams the best player to have played for the club in his lifetime ahead of his 500th appearance, against Whitstable Town, last November.