Popular midfielder Freddie Morris has sent a farewell message to Clapton fans after leaving the club.
The 28-year-old former Stevenage academy player has signed for Baldock Town after feeling his chances would be limited under new Tons boss Jonny Fowell.
Freddie told Clapton FC News: “Please can you pass my genuine thanks on to everyone for the support you’ve all given the team and myself since I’ve been at Clapton.
“It’s been a wonderful thing for myself and my family to be a part of and we’ll all stay proud Clapton supporters!”
Team-mate Kristian Haighton tweeted: “Sad to see not only a player leave but a friend! Shame I never got the play CM with the legend.”
Freddie played a key role in the Tons’ Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy triumph with a phenomenal performance in the final in a deeper role.
Despite regularly being asked to centre-back, he still scored 8 goals in 48 appearances, with a bullet header Newham perhaps the pick of the bunch. He also captained the Tons 9 times and grew a moustache.
Freddie also starred on a live interview last month on Fan TV, revealing how the Clapton fans had restored his love of football.
Baldock Town are ninth in the Spartan South Midlands League, but have played as many as seven fewer games than their rivals and would go top if they won their games in hand.
Freddie has previously played for Stotfold, Langford, Codicote and Biggleswade United in the same league.