Prior to his time at Mariners Park, he spent four years at Spennymoor Town, where he also won Northern League and FA Vase honours, playing alongside goalkeeper Robert Dean and helped the club win two promotions.
By signing Stephenson, the club has made another statement of intent regarding its ambitions and the type of player it wants to attract. Manager Carl Jarrett expressed his delight at bringing a player of Stephenson's calibre to the GER Stadium: "What a signing for the club this is. It shows the direction we are trying to go in by bringing in players like Stevo.
"He's a top player and can play in several positions and has an eye for goal. He's played at a higher level so will bring a lot of quality to the team . He also knows a lot of the lads in the squad which will help him settle in.
"Thanks again to the club for the backing to bring him in. I am really looking forward to working with him."
Because Andrew has been playing at step 4 of the pyramid and in the FA Trophy with South Shields, he is eligible for the Vase, offering him the chance to complete a unique Wembley hat-trick.