Adam Stansfield was a young striker, born in Devon, who played for his local side before being spotted by Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson. 

Signing for Yeovil in 2001, he had an instant impact hitting sixteen goals in his debut season including the decisive second goal in the FA Trophy Final v Stevenage at Villa Park. Sadly, he broke his leg just fifteen minutes into the following season and missed the whole campaign. He featured in the club's first ever Football League season and left to join Hereford United.

At Hereford, he spent two seasons, scoring twenty goals in his first year and missing out in the Conference playoff semi finals. The second season saw him promoted for a second time into League Two before he left in June 2006 and joined Exeter City.

Adam's four seasons at St James Park were happy ones, back in his native Devon. Missing out in the playoffs in 2006/07, he went one better the following season, making it a unique treble of promotions from the Conference into League Two. Not content with that, the Grecians went straight through League Two with Adam's ten goals helping Exeter into League One. 

2009/10 was to be Adam's last season. In March, he started suffering from severe abdominal pain which was later diagnosed as bowel cancer. Although he came back briefly for pre-season training, Adam's condition deteriorated quickly and he passed away in August 2010.


You can read all about Adam, on and off the pitch, by visiting The Adam Stansfield Foundation website....