I always put 110% effort into Glebe but I'm following Woody to Erith Town, says striker Ryan Golding

Saturday 17th June 2017

GOALMACHINE Ryan Golding has revealed the reasons behind him quitting promoted champions Glebe to team up with Adam Woodward at Erith Town.

Chislehurst-based Glebe celebrated winning the Southern Counties East Football League First Division title by 12 points last season but the club parted company with boss Woodward by mutual consent.


DEAL: Striker Ryan Golding
and manager Adam Woodward
delivered the Southern Counties
East Football League First Division
title for Glebe last season and will
both be at Erith Town next season.
Photo: Erith Town FC


Woodward has since been appointed Erith Town’s new manager and his summer signings so far have been players whom played for Glebe last season or in the past.

“To everyone connected to Glebe FC, thank you for everything you have done for me in the last two and a half seasons,” said Golding, in a statement that was posted on his Twitter account.

“My family and I were welcomed into this club with open arms and had a real connection and I always put 110% effort into the club.

“Unfortunately, due to Woody leaving and sticking by me all season, even after breaking my leg before Christmas, I have decided to join him at Erith Town.

“I had a great season winning the League and scoring 34 goals for the club last season, but leave the club with two Cup winners medals and one League winning medal.

“Thank you for everything, good luck for the future Glebe FC but I look forward to a new start with Erith Town FC.”

Erith Town finished fourth-from-bottom in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table last season under previous manager Ian Jenkins.

The Dockers completed their 38 match campaign with 31 points in the bag, finishing only three points above relegated pair Fisher and Erith & Belvedere, who will be playing in the First Division next season.

They will be playing Gravesend based Punjab United next season, who won the Andreas Carter Joma Kent County League Premier Division title at the first attempt with a big budget for that level of football.

Manager Jugit (Chipie) Sian has enticed midfielder Joe Loft to sign from Isthmian League Division One South side Sittingbourne.

Sian has pulled off the club’s biggest ever transfer coup by enticing central defender Paul Lorraine to play for the club next season.

Lorraine, who has previously played for Ebbsfleet United and Dartford, was player-assistant manager at Ryman League Division One South side Cray Wanderers last season.


TRANSFER COUP: Punjab United have pulled off their
biggest ever transfer as the Gravesend based Southern
Counties East Football League First Division newcomers
have signed Paul Lorraine.
Photo: Punjab United FC


Meanwhile, Mike Langston, who was the assistant manager at Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side Rochester United last season, has been appointed Otford United’s new manager.

Ricky Tompkins, who has since taken charge of Southern Counties East Football League First Division side Gravesham Borough, helped Otford United win promotion in his only season in charge of the club.

The O’s will be playing in the Andreas Carter Joma Kent County League Premier Division next season.




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