Nathaniel Blanks leaves Folkestone Invicta to sign for Cray Valley

Friday 26th June 2020

FOLKESTONE INVICTA manager Neil Cugley has lost the services of left-back Nathaniel Blanks, who has signed for Cray Valley after a successful loan spell with the Isthmian League South East Division side.


Blanks made 312 starting appearances for the Cheriton Road outfit, a further 27 as substitute and scored five goals.

“I’m very sorry to see Blanksy go, but I fully understand his reasons,” Cugley told the club website.

“It was incredible the number of miles he travelled whilst at the club and with a busy job and a daughter just arrived it is time for him to thank of his family life a bit more.

“He was great to manage and although he isn’t what you’d call a flair player, I always knew he would give 100% effort and determination.

“To be part of a team that wins a League title by 25 points at any level shows what a good player he is.

“It’ll be strange when we do get back and he’s not around the dressing room, his bubbly character and sense of humour will definitely be missed but of course I wish him well at Cray Valley where he will be a vital and experienced member of Kevin Watson’s squad.”

Folkestone Invicta were in fourth-place in the Isthmian Premier League table at the time of the coronavirus pandemic that caused the campaign to be declared null and void.

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