Zac back at United

Zac Attwood has returned to Hastings United Football Club. Picture courtesy Terry S. Blackman
Zac Attwood has returned to Hastings United Football Club. Picture courtesy Terry S. Blackman
  • Zac Attwood returns to Hastings United
  • Striker helped Margate win promotion to Conference South last term
  • Attwood memorably scored winner at Bishop’s Stortford in FA Cup
  • Holden also on board for coming campaign

Zac Attwood has returned to Hastings United Football Club.

The U’s have completed the transfer of Attwood from newly-promoted Conference South side Margate and the striker will link up with the first team squad for the pre-season friendly at home to Eastbourne Town tonight (Tuesday).

Attwood returns to The Pilot Field for a third spell, having first joined the U’s from Bognor Regis Town as a 19-year-old in October 2008, scoring three goals in 25 appearances.

His second stint would prove more successful, the former Eastbourne Borough junior helping himself to 14 goals in both the 2011/12 and 2012/13 campaigns, including one of the most important in United’s recent history, a late winner away to Bishop’s Stortford in the FA Cup first round in November 2012.

After leaving at the end of that season, Attwood initially joined Margate, but soon moved on to spearhead Maidstone United’s attack after their elevation to the Ryman Football League Premier Division. He returned to Hartsdown Park and helped the Thanet side to promotion last term.

Eighteen-year-old midfielder Kyle Holden, who broke into the senior ranks at The Pilot Field in the second half of last season, has now signed Ryman League forms with the U’s for the coming campaign, and has been joined by former Luton Town and Lewes full-back Jerome Jibodu.

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