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Taye Ashby-Hammond off to Chipstead

last updated Friday 11th January 2019, 3:51 PM

Fulham Football Club

Fulham Keeper Taye Ashby-Hammond
Fulham Keeper
Taye Ashby-Hammond
It isn’t often you get something for nothing but that is exactly what Chipstead manager Antony Williams has secured in the shape of young Fulham goalkeeper Taye Ashby-Hammond.

The 19-year-old shot stopper made his Chipstead debut in Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat to Isthmian League South Central Division leaders Hayes & Yeading United.

However, the signing of Ashby-Hammond, means that Sam Mason, 18, who started last Saturday’s game wearing the Chipstead number one shirt, is expected to return to Woking.

“We know Vic Betternelli, who is the goalkeeping coach at Fulham, and we were close to signing Taye last year before we brought in Ollie Pain,” Williams explained. “Vic called us and said as we were interested in Taye last year, were we still interested. Taye has been playing at a good standard and has a good pedigree and we needed a goalkeeper.

“I think we have used five goalkeepers this year because of Ollie’s injury and in fact, Ollie’s injury coincided with our dip in form. We need someone with a bit of authority.

“Having a stable goalkeeper helps and now Taye has committed until the end of the season. And he’s free which helps the budget. Which is good because his weekly wage is our whole budget!

Source Kaylee Seckington at Surrey Live
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