HAMWORTHY United have confirmed that captain Lee Francis will continue at the Sunseeker International County Ground next campaign.

The retention of Francis ensures that the Hammers will boast Southern League experience, with the 33-year-old previously enjoying spells in the eighth tier with Wimborne Town and Barnstaple Town.

Francis will lead Hamworthy into their maiden campaign at Step Four of the non-league pyramid in his fourth season as a Hammer.

Since arriving at the County Ground in 2019, Francis has played 110 times for the Hammers.

Also extending their stays with Hamworthy are goal threats Max Wilcock and Jack Lovell.

Lovell, who like Francis, joined the Hammers after a spell with Wimborne Town, scored nine times as Tim Sills' side lifted the Wessex Premier title last time out.

Wilcock finished the campaign as Hammers' top goalscorer, grabbing 28 goals in 51 appearances across all competitions after joining from Christchurch last summer.