Will Hatfield Leaves Nethermoor Park to Join Darlington
Guiseley AFC have today confirmed that midfielder Will Hatfield has left the club to join Vanarama National League North side Darlington. After spending four years with the Lions, Hatfield appeared for Darlington in a friendly with Motherwell on Saturday before sealing a move in the North East after having failed to agree further terms with Guiseley.
Having been signed by Mark Bower, Will became a regular and won the Craig Shearstone Guiseley AFC Supporters’ Club Player of the 2015-16 Season and continued to be selected by Adam Lockwood, Paul Cox, Sean St Ledger and finally Marcus Bignot and Russ O’Neill.
Will departs having made 163 appearances, scoring 20 goals with one Player of the Season award plus a first & second place in the 2018/19 Goal of the Season vote. Arguably his two greatest goals for the club came in his final season with his strike against Cambridge in the Emirates FA Cup beamed on the BBC’s Final Score program and his free kick away at Spennymoor was pinpoint into the top corner.
Speaking about leaving the club Will Hatfield said, “I would like to thank all the supporters at Guiseley they have been amazing towards me and I cannot them enough. There’s been lots of ups and downs and some amazing memories these last four years. I hope I showed you what the club meant to me, good luck with everything in the future, Guiseley will always be a club very close to me.”