Sam Argent departs Gosport Borough to join former club Hartley Wintney

Sam Argent has left Gosport Borough to rejoin Hartley Wintney.

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 3:01 pm
Updated Sunday, 12th January 2020, 6:17 pm
Sam Argent has left Gosport. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

The striker only signed for Borough last summer after leaving Basingstoke Town.

Argent scored just two goals for Gosport in his time at Privett Park - one in a 5-1 League Cup loss to Sholing in September and the other in a 3-2 Southern League success at Tiverton Town at the end of November.

He had primarily been a sub in recent months since Gosport signed Chris Flood to partner top scorer Matt Paterson in attack.

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Argent started his career with the Southampton academy as a defender before switching to a striker at Whitchurch United.

There he scored 21 goals in 18 appearances in 2012/13, helping them to Wessex Division 1 promotion.

He first moved to Hartley WIntney in 2013 and helped them win successive Combined Counties titles before moving to Basingstoke four years later.

Argent went straight into the starting line-up at Swindon Supermarine at the weekend, where Hartley lost 3-2.

Gosport were without a fixture this weekend as their scheduled opponents Salisbury were in FA Trophy action.

Former Pompey striker Steve Claridge’s side were beaten 4-0 at Chelmsford City in a second round tie.