Influential defender to stay at Hastings United

An influential defender will be staying at Hastings United for next season, according to the football club’s website.

Monday, 27th May 2019, 6:36 pm
Gary Elphick will be staying at Hastings United Football Club for next season. Picture courtesy Scott White

As reported by, Gary Elphick has committed to the club for the 2019/20 Bostik League South East Division campaign.

The experienced centre-half made nine appearances for Hastings at the back end of the 2018/19 season after joining the club in early March.

See also: * Hastings United announce second new arrival of the weekend* Hastings United announce first new recruit of the summer* Hastings United ace signs for Football League club* Hastings United feature in FA Cup final programmeElphick’s only defeat in that time was the 3-2 play-off semi-final loss at home to Ashford United when he conceded a penalty for the decisive 119th minute goal.

His eight games in the regular season produced six wins and two draws, and his presence helped shore up a defence which was conceding too many goals.

A club statement said: “The experienced leader of men Elphick became a very popular member of the group both on and off the pitch, and will no doubt once again have a big impact on next season’s campaign.”