Hornchurch’s new goalkeeper Chafer is pleased to be back and wants to now push on

PUBLISHED: 11:00 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:20 08 August 2018

Callum Chafer of Hornchurch in action in pre-season (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Callum Chafer of Hornchurch in action in pre-season (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Hornchurch goalkeeper Callum Chafer is delighted to be back at the club and believes they can push on after returning to the Bostik Premier Division, writes Jacob Ranson.

The talented youngster rejoined from Bostik North outfit Bowers & Pitsea this summer after long-serving first choice Sam Mott left.

The 21-year-old Chafer left Bridge Avenue originally in 2016 to join rivals Romford on loan where he impressed and won the Supporters’ Player of the Year award.

He also enjoyed plenty of success at Bowers under Rob Small last season and helped guide them to a third-place finish.

“I’m very pleased to be back. Now the running has died down a bit it’s become a bit easier!” Chafer said.

“The boys are not too dissimilar to when I was here before, they’ve kept most of them, and the rest of them have been perfectly fine. I’ve gelled well with everyone, so it’s good.”

Chafer revealed he is keen to push himself at the next level and a move to the Bostik Premier was very attractive to him.

“Aside from it being a club I’d already been at, the obvious attraction was playing up a league and testing myself,” he added.

“I want to play as high up as possible and when Hornchurch came in it was an easy decision for me to make. As much as I loved playing at Bowers and under Rob Small, there was no other club that would have attracted me more than Hornchurch.”

The keeper also admitted he has not set any targets for the season and wants to take it game by game.

“I just want us to get as many clean sheets as we can, which will filter obviously to three points as much as we can,” he said.

“Individually, I just want to take it week by week and see where we end up.”

Chafer also praised the new recruits and believes striker Sean Marks shows the club’s intentions.

“It’s really good, we’ve had a couple of big additions, and obviously Sean Marks coming in is a massive one,” he said.

“I think it’s a bit of a statement, we’re not coming into the league to stay in the league, we’re coming in the league to push on and see if we can go higher up and be an outsider for a promotion chase.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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 Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 18:00

Everyone Active Raiders head coach Sean Easton wants his side to maintain their momentum as they welcome Swindon Wildcats to Romford’s Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre on Sunday (5.30pm).

Yesterday, 17:00

Boro without a win in their last nine league matches, including a 2-0 loss at Witham Town last weekend

Yesterday, 16:00

Defender set to come against former club as Essex club make trip south of the Thames in FA Trophy

Yesterday, 15:00

The second-placed club in the London Two North East will aim to finish 2018 with another win on Saturday

Yesterday, 14:00

AFC Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson is desperate to get a win under his belt before the Christmas break to get him in the festive cheer.

Yesterday, 13:00

West Ham United chase an unprecedented fourth straight win in the Premier League when they visit struggling Fulham on Saturday.

Yesterday, 11:00

Upminster’s women produced their best-ever display at the East Indoor Championships to finish runners-up to Bedford at UEA on Sunday.

Yesterday, 10:00

Cottons Park club won 17-10 at Canvey Island last weekend


From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now