Club, First Team

06 May 2024

Max Meaton to remain at Farnham Town for the 24/25 season

Farnham Town are pleased to confirm that versatile defender Max Meaton has agreed to remain with the Club for the forthcoming 2024/25 season.

One of the Club’s longest-serving players, Max was celebrated on awards night for his decade’s service to the Club but his journey with us won’t end there as we embark on our first-ever campaign in Step 4 next season.

On October 31st, Meaton reached the milestone of 250 career appearances for Farnham Town following the 3-2 win away at Sandhurst Town, and is revered by the Clock End faithful.

Meaton will always be remembered in Club history as the scorer of the goal that sealed the league title and our promotion to Step 4 for the first time in our 118-year history, netting the late equaliser in the 2-2 draw at Jersey Bulls – his only goal of the season but they don’t come more valuable.

Now up to 270 appearances for the Club, Max is one of the most decorated players in our history, after being a key part of the teams that won the Premier Challenge Cup in 2015, earned promotion from Step 6 in 2021, lifted the Southern Combination Cup in 2023 and now Combined Counties Premier Division South champions in 2024.

Everyone at the Club is happy to learn the news that Max will be staying with us as we tackle Step 4 football next season.

Manager Paul Johnson said: “When we arrived in November 2022, a lot of the squad didn’t give us time or the benefit of the doubt to turn things around. Max was one of those players who did, and he trusted in what we wanted to build and deliver here.

“We brought in quite a few new faces that first season, but Max was always a standout, consistent performer. Someone we could rely on, and someone who could play several positions. It was those qualities that made it clear that he was going to be a big part of what we wanted to build for this past season, offering versatility as well as consistency.

“When we lost Guy to injury, we asked Max to step in at centre-back and he was excellent. Then, when we lost Jack Dean, he moved to right-back and was just as good. Max gives his all for this Club. He’s Farnham through and through, the fans love him, the people at the Club love him, and he’ll always be remembered for that goal at Jersey away. I’m happy that we’re keeping him in the fold for next season.”

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