Margate retain the services of striker Noel Leighton: I've set myself a target of 20 goals

Saturday 18th May 2019

MARGATE have retained the services of centre-forward Noel Leighton.


The 21-year-old re-joins Jay Saunders’ squad for next season, following a successful spell at Hartsdown Park last season, when he scored six goals from 12 starts for the Bostik Premier Division club.

Margate manager Jay Saunders welcomes striker Noel Leighton back to Hartsdown Park.
Photo: Margate FC

Leighton joins Ben Swift and Jordan Robins, who re-signed for the club, but striker Frannie Collin has decided to drop down a division to sign for Bostik South East Division side Hythe Town.

“I’m very pleased to sign a new deal,” Leighton told

“As soon as I knew Jay was staying it was an easy decision and I’m very excited to get going at a good club.

“Now I get to start the season with the team and keep it going from last season and aim to get more goals.”

The former Millwall and Dagenham & Redbridge striker outlined his ambitions for the new season.

“It is more about the team pushing for promotion after a good end to last season and for myself I just want to get as many goals as I can.  I’ve set myself a target of 20, so we will see how I go,” added Leighton.

“During this break, it’s about doing the right things between now and pre-season and when that starts it is down to the hard work with Jay and the boys to kick on from there.”

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