Sam made his debut on the opening day of the 2013/2014 season and became a vital member of the squad as Playford collected the division title.
In addition he played in the first ever Reserve team game, making a number of top class saves that resulted in a hard-earned 0-0 draw and his first clean sheet. He has since kept a further four.
During the same season the First team were on a good cup-run and in the Fourth Round against Cockfield he made an excellent penalty save. His performance in the game was described by veteran full-back Jem Vince, "Sam is learning to be more vocal and command his area. He also saved a penalty at 0-0 which was crucial."
His fifteth match, played for the Reserves at very short notice, was another important one. Some great saves in the first half helped earn a 1-1 draw and stop a run of five straight defeats.
Good goalkeepers are a rarity in Sunday morning football but Playford have been blessed with yet another, both reliable and quality one.