Sampson signs Bromley trio
Tommy Sampson, manager of Dr Martens League Eastern Division
side Dartford, has signed three players from Ryman League Division One South
outfit Bromley, writes Stephen McCartney.
Sampson contacted new Bromley boss Alan Walker as he tries to
bolster his squad after he was crippled with injuries to five key players.
But Sampson hasn't ruled out a return to Hayes Lane for John
Butler, Paul Vines and Grant Watts.
Sampson said: "All three players have signed for Dartford
and are here for the foreseeable future. Its an open ended agreement
until the end of the season. If Alan Walker needs someone he can call me
and the players can return to Bromley. He has first refusal on all three
Starting eight first team games for Bromley, eighteen year old,
John Butler is a composed central defender who learnt his trade in the
Charlton Athletic Academy before joining the Ravens at the beginning of last
Paul Vines, however, is a striker who was a member of Cray
Wanderers reserve side before breaking into the Bromley first team squad in
October scoring on his debut after coming on as a late substitute in the
Ravens 5-0 win at Leatherhead. He also scored in Bromley's 2-0 win over
Croydon last month.
The last in the trio is experienced striker Grant Watts.
He has made 68 appearances for Bromley scoring 13 goals. A former
Crystal Palace professional, he was forced into the non-league game after
breaking his leg and played for Banstead Athletic, Egham Town and Croydon.
Last week, former Tonbridge Angels manager, Walker released
Tony Reid and Dean Forbes. Reid made the switch from Ryman League
Division One South rivals, Lewes in the summer after scoring 24 goals for the
Sussex club last term. In 29 games for Bromley this season, Reid found
the net 8 times.
Forbes, however, made a total of 55 appearances, scoring 9
goals in two spells at Hayes Lane before his release due to work commitments.
Last season's player of the year, Joe Vines has left Bromley
and has joined Dr Martens League Premier Division side Crawley Town. He
joined Bromley at the start of last season from Kent League side Cray
Wanderers, and his performances last season helped him win all three player of
the year awards at Hayes Lane. He played 71 games for Bromley scoring
Walker joined Bromley from Dr Martens League Eastern Division
Tonbridge Angels before Christmas and brought his assistant, Lloyd Hume, and
his captain, Peter Overton with him. He then went onto sign
Andy Larkin and Sam Tydeman and both made their debuts in Bromley's 2-1
win at Molesey on New Year's Day.
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