Anthony Anstead has signed registration forms to represent Hertford Town FC next season in a shock transfer from local rivals St. Margaretsbury. Anthony scored 43 goals from 52 appearances last season down the road at St. Mags including a hat-trick at The Park so we are pleased to welcome him and hope his purple patch continues following his switch to Hertford Town.
In an interview with The Herts Mercury, Anthony had the following to say . . .
St. Margaretsbury striker Anthony Anstead has exclusively told the Mercury why he has decided to switch to local rivals Hertford Town.
Anstead hit 43 goals for the Saints last season, but admitted he is set to put pen to paper for the Blues for the coming campaign. The veteran forward told the Mercury that it was time for a change.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time with St Margaretsbury and I have a long history with the place. The club is fantastic as are the people there, the chairman is a legend and I had a really good rapport with the manager Lee (Judges),” he said.
“With Lee leaving I felt it was time for a change for me as well.”
Anstead admitted that despite offers from higher step clubs, he was at an age where he just wants to enjoy his football.
“I had offers from Ryman League clubs, but my work keeps me really busy at the moment which would make that difficult,” he explained. “I also recognise that I’m getting older and I just want to enjoy my football.
“I’ve known Marvin (Samuel), the Hertford manager, for more than a decade.
We played together at Borehamwood. I trust what he’s building at Hertford and I want to be a part of it.
“I live in Ware and I work in Hertford, so it all makes sense for me.”