Thursday 26th February 2004

Hastings Hafner set to move to Chatham
reports www.nonleaguedaily.com

Dr Martens League Eastern Division club Hastings United, who have recently been taken over by businessman David Walters, could lose another one of their more experienced players.

Hastings are getting by with one of the youngest squads in he Dr Martens League at present under manager Steve Lovell, who has used his contacts around the Kent area and with Gillingham to sign several players from that area.

He has recently seen former Brighton midfielder Stuart Myall depart for Premier Division side Eastbourne Borough and has now received a seven-day notice of approach from league rivals Chatham Town for another midfielder, Steve Hafner.

Hafner (pictured) arrived at Hastings in the summer after being released by Dover Athletic –ironically released by the manager who has now presented the seven-day letter, Clive Walker, who is now in charge of the Chats.

A former youth teamer at Gillingham, Hafner has also played for Folkestone Invicta, Sittingbourne and for Margate in the Nationwide Conference.

Meanwhile, Scott Hayhoe has left Hastings to play for a local club near his Bromley home as his travelling arrangements have changed and he is now unable to get to Sussex for training and matches.

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