Clements and Knight leave Stamford as Newman comes in

Football - AFC Sdbury (yellow) v Romford. Sudbury number 3 Jake Newman crosses in for the 1st goal. ANL-150908-212157009
Football - AFC Sdbury (yellow) v Romford. Sudbury number 3 Jake Newman crosses in for the 1st goal. ANL-150908-212157009

Two of Stamford AFC’s best performers in the past 12 months have left the struggling Evo-Stik NPL club due to work commitments.

The two departing are the Daniels’ consistently outstanding goalkeeper Richard Knight, and attacking midfielder Dan Clements, who was one of the stars of last season.

Stamford AFC 2015-16. Photo: Geoff Atton EMN-150408-115120001

Stamford AFC 2015-16. Photo: Geoff Atton EMN-150408-115120001

Knight played 21 times for the Daniels this season including six man of the match performances. He also played eight games at the beginning of last season.

Clements made 18 appearances this season, scoring twice but he really burst into the Daniels side last season scoring seven times in 18 appearances, including a hat-trick in the 4-1 at Grantham.

Other players to have left the club include left back Will Rawdon and striker Andrew Phillips.

However Stamford manager Graham Drury has added Spalding United star striker Jake Newman to his squad.

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Newman has scored 11 times in 11 appearances for the Tulips, having joined Spalding from UCL side Wellingborough Town where he netted 18 times in just 11 games, having struck 36 goals the previous season.

Drury said: “He has an arrogance in front of goal, can beat defenders, and certainly isn’t afraid to have a shot. He is a big acquisition.”