South Park Simpson

Former Haywards Heath hitman moves to the Sparks

South Park have signed Leatherhead's former Haywards Heath Town man mountain striker Melford Simpson.

Simpson has only been at Fetcham Grove since last month. He made only two appearances, against Bognor Regis Town and Hornchurch. In contrast, he had several spells at Haywards Heath Town.

He first moved to Hanbury Park when Heath were vying for promotion from the Southern Combination Football League, and was instrumental in a title win which was taken from them when it was discovered that the player had inadvertently not paid his part of a team fine from a former club, and was thus technically suspended. That paperwork error saw Heath deducted points which instead promoted second place Shoreham, but they- and Simpson- were back the following year to secure promotion once more. He has left and returned twice more since then, and has made thirteen appearances this season after making a fourth Hanbury Park debut in September.

He previously played for Shoreham, in Wales for Connah's Quay Nomads, and for Fisher, Aylesbury United, Uxbridge and Hayes and Yeading United, amongst others.

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