Thursday 03rd July 2003

Sittingbourne shot-stopper Hook joins Eastbourne Borough
Dr Martens League club Eastbourne Borough, promoted to the Premier Division at the end of last season, have signed Ben White, Steve Yates and Lee Hook reports www.nonleaguedaily.com

Former Gillingham player White, who had a spell on-loan at Gravesend & Northfleet last season, is the son of Brighton reserve team manager Dean, while Yates comes to the club from relegated neighbours Hastings United, whom White
also managed.

The third arrival is that of former Whitstable Town goalkeeper Lee Hook, who was Eastern Division side Sittingbourne's player of the season during the last campaign..

Defender John Price, who was voted as Boro's Supporters' Player of the Season, during the promotion campaign, has left the club after failing to agree a new deal.

The departure of Price was a disappointment. He was an integral part of Sports' success story last season, scoring nine goals from 55 appearances.

Manager Garry Wilson said that the parting had been amicable, but that they had been unable to agree terms.

Other departures from Boro's squad include Peter Baker by mutual agreement, and Justin Harris, while on the injury front, Matthew Crabb has undergone arthroscopic ('key-hole') surgery on his knee.