Search

Payne swaps Hornchurch for Dover

14:28 03 June 2014

Stefan Payne (far right) has left Hornchurch to join Conference Premier side Dover for the 2014/15 season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS)

Stefan Payne (far right) has left Hornchurch to join Conference Premier side Dover for the 2014/15 season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS)

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

Striker Stefan Payne has left Hornchurch to sign a one-year deal with Conference Premier side Dover Athletic.

The 22-year-old was prolific in front of goal last season, netting 27 league goals as the Urchins just missed out on bouncing back to the Conference South at the first time of asking with a 3-0 Ryman Premier play-off final defeat to Lowestoft Town.

And though Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane said an offer was on the table for Payne at Bridge Avenue for next season, there was always going to be others interested after Payne’s fine campaign.

The former Gillingham man joins the Whites on a free transfer following their promotion via the Conference South 1-0 play-off final win over Ebbsfleet United, another former club of the striker.

That victory on the day was secured by another former Urchin in the shape of Nathan Elder.

Payne was reportedly interesting local League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge last season, but no move ever materialised.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 21:05
Matt Partridge of Dagenham & Redbridge is treated after suffering an injury against Oxford United (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Wayne Burnett has a relatively fit squad to choose from for Daggers Against Racism Day

Yesterday, 18:00
Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Billy Roast signs contract after Colchester United release defender

Yesterday, 17:27
George Porter of Dagenham and Redbridge in action against Conference Premier Southport in the first round of the FA Cup (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Former Leyton Orient and AFC Wimbledon ace departs Victoria Road

Yesterday, 17:00
Daggers assistant manager Warren Hackett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Warren Hackett accepts they must beat Cheltenham this weekend

Most read sport

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder

People thought the Deputy Prime Minister was pretty funny actually.

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.