We caught with lethal Knaresborough Town striker Sean Hunter to learn about his whirlwind career so far in this week’s Player Profile.
Garforth Town, Harrogate Railway, Thackley, Campion
Best Mate in Football
Team You Support
Not sure I have a particular idol my favourite Leeds player growing up was Jermaine Beckford so will say him.
Biggest Influence on football career
My dad (Rob Hunter) I would say.
Best highlight in football was playing at Elland Road (for i2i in 2017).
Most Memorable Game
Most memorable game would be winning in the National Cup final at Port Vale for (I2i/York College.
Lowest Moment in Football
Lowest moment would be missing a penalty in the last minute of an FA Cup game (against Albion Sports) for Campion last year.
Biggest Regret in Football
I wouldn’t say I had any regrets.
Was my dad, he’s definitely my biggest critic.
A clip of Hunter out-witting team-mate Gregg Anderson
Non League Debut
My non league debut was away in the FA Vase for Garforth at Daisy Hill (in 2016).
First and Best Non League Goal
My first goal was a penalty away at Retford (for Garforth in November 2016) but my best goal would probably be a free kick I scored for Garforth at home to Railway in a game I scored a hat trick in.
What do you want to achieve in football in the future?
Playing at the highest level I can for a long amount of time but most importantly enjoying it.
Favourite Non League Ground
I played at North Ferriby last pre season and enjoyed that a lot.
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