Epping Town Football Club has paid tribute to a “carefree and friendly” former player.

Sergio Hummerstone, who died in July aged 68, played for Coopersale FC - which is now Epping Town FC - in the 70s and 80s.

He was remembered as a 'flying winger' in his early years, but the club said he later became a fearless and uncompromising full-back.

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Former Epping Town Football Club chairman Martin Tucker said: "Fair but hard may be said by some, especially opposing wingers who may not have said fair!

"He was strong in the tackle, skilful going forward and a very good header of the ball, having the ability to ‘hang in the air’.

"Sergio was loved by many as he was a carefree, friendly guy.

"He will be sorely missed by his family and friends."

Sergio also played on Sundays for Epping Forest and Lindsey Street and became a very capable darts and snooker player after a back problem forced him to retire from football.

He was also an avid Leyton Orient supporter and loved rock idol David Bowie.

His funeral will take place at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Harlow, on Wednesday, August 10, at 1.30pm.