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Darlington Football Club

Will Hatfield

Midfielder / Born 10th October 1991

Will Hatfield

Squad number: 8

 

Midfielder Will started his career at Leeds United, and joined Accrington Stanley in 2012 after a loan spell at the club.  He made 90 appearances for Stanley in three years, scoring nine times, four of them in one FA Cup tie against AFC Fylde.

He left Stanley in 2015 and joined Halifax Town, and made 11 appearances before joining Guiseley. He made over 150 appearances for them, scoring a memorable goal in their FA Cup first round victory over Cambridge in November 2018. He left Guiseley for Quakers  during the summer of 2019.

He has been a key midfielder in the 2019-20 season, and reached the first round of the FA Cup for the second season running when Quakers played at Walsall, where he played a starring role.

He also returned to his previous club in January 2020, and scored the winner in a 2-1 victory.

He established himself as a firm crowd favourite, with some long range goals. He scored four times in 39 appearances in season 2019-20.

Here's his goal against Kidderminster:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=206836473822480

And here's a netcafe with Will during the summer:

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/netcafe-with-will-hatfield-live-now

 

In the 2020-21 season, Will scored the only goal of the game in the FA Trophy fourth round win at Weymouth -- you can see it here:

He made 2 goals in 16 appearances for us in season 2020-21.

 

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