Central defender Max Hustwick made his long-awaited 50th appearance for the club in October 2017 – 11 years after the first.
Hustwick’s first spell at the club came between 2006 and 2008 when the Casuals had recently been promoted to the eighth tier for the first time. Born in Walton-on-Thames, the local has experienced all levels of non-league football in a senior career spanning nearly 17 years.
Progressing through the junior ranks of local rivals Walton & Hersham, he spent a single season at Staines Town before earning extended trials at West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers. Instead, Hustwick joined Kingstonian and became a first-team regular as a youngster.
After sporadic appearances for Walton Casuals during the 2006-07 season, he settled into the team the following year and missed just three games until his departure in early February 2007.
He went on to make over 250 appearances for the K’s in three different spells and featured for Lewes, Welling United between his time at Kingsmeadow. Hustwick first joined Hampton & Richmond Borough in 2012 for their first season back in the Ryman Premier, but ended the season back at Kingstonian.
After helping Whitehawk avoid relegation from the Conference South, he then returned to Hampton & Richmond Borough for a second spell under Darren Powell.
Following another return to the K’s, he played his final game for the club in April 2016 and took a season out before linking up with the Casuals once again.
On 28 October 2017, Hustwick made his 50th appearance for the club in an FA Trophy defeat at Maldon & Tiptree – a staggering 3,994 days after his first. Two weeks later, he scored his first goal since returning from the penalty spot in a 1-1 draw against Greenwich Borough.