Thursday 17th July 2003

Patmore joins Margate
Chris Kinnear, manager of Nationwide Conference club Margate, has pulled off something of a coup with the signing of Woking's experienced striker Warren Patmore

Margate have beaten Conference rivals Forest Green Rovers to the signing of former England semi-professional international.

Patmore looked set to join his former Yeovil Town boss Colin Addison at Forest Green after asking to leave Woking, but the 31-year-old has instead opted to join Margate.

Patmore joined Woking in 2001 for a fee in excess of £40,000 from Yeovil, where he had an impressive scoring record of 141 goals in six seasons.

The players' former clubs include Cambridge United, Millwall, Northampton Town and Rushden & Diamonds, where he scored the clubs first ever league goal.

"The whole place is buzzing at the moment," boss Chris Kinnear.

"With the signing of Warren, and hopefully another couple of players I am talking to, this should give us a very competitive squad."