Luke Callander

A very experienced striker, Luke joined Stortford for a second spell in early November 2018. He had previously played for the Blues in the 2016/17 season, making his debut in a 2-0 defeat at Bath City in January 2017 and going on to make 18 appearances and netting four goals by the end of that season with his first goal being scored in a 7-3 win at Ware in a Herts Senior Cup semi-final. Luke’s football career started as young player with Ipswich Town where he spent seven years. He joined Stanway Rovers in 2006 and was with the Colchester club until linking up with Heybridge Swifts in January 2010. Whilst with the Swifts he was top goalscorer in the Ryman Football League in the 2012/13 season notching up 33 goals. Luke transferred to Chelmsford City in November 2013 and had a short loan spell whilst with the Clarets with Witham Town. He then joined AFC Sudbury in March 2015 and in the following season, 2015/16, won a Ryman North league Championship medal with the Suffolk side. He eventually returned to Heybridge Swifts in May 2017 and by the time he left there to join Stortford he had become Swifts’ record goalscorer in senior football with 117 goals from just over 200 matches. Luke had, by the start of the current season, made 45 appearances in total for Stortford and netted 11 goals.