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Ben Sampayo

Ben joined Stortford for a second spell at the beginning of last November. Originally he was a member of the Chelsea squad that won the FA Youth Cup in 2010 when he was a non-playing substitute in both legs of the Final against Aston Villa. After leaving Chelsea in June 2011 he joined Brighton & Hove Albion where he made one first team appearance that being when the Seagulls played Wrexham in an FA Cup tie in January 2012. His first spell with Stortford was in the later stages of the 2012/13 campaign, the Club’s last season in the Conference North. Ben made 10 appearances for Stortford and made his debut in a 3-1 home defeat to Brackley Town. He then had a spell with Chelmsford City before going up to Scotland to Greenock Morton. Unfortunately his time north of the border was curtailed by a serious injury. Eventually, Ben joined Brentwood Town in the 2016/17 term and then played for Heybridge Swifts last season and was part of the Swifts’ team that had a great run into the 1st round of the FA Cup before being eliminated at Exeter City. He then had spells with East Thurrock United and Aveley last season and continued this season with the Millers before arriving at the ProKit (UK) Stadium.
In total at the end of last season Ben had made 37 appearances for the Blues.