Soccer Shorts: Lee Browning replaces Steve Nolan at Hythe Town
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DARTFORD joint-manager Jamie Coyle has confirmed the signing of former Tottenham Hotspur, Cambridge United, St Albans City, Tonbridge Angels midfielder Luke Allen, 26, from relegated National League side Braintree Town.
“We are happy to have secured Luke for next season,” Coyle told www.dartfordfc.com.
“He comes to us having played for Braintree in the National League. As a midfielder he has an eye for goal and assists and he will hopefully have a big impact in the final third.”
The Darts have also unveiled the signing of goalkeeper Mark Smith.
The 23-year-old spent the second half of last season at their National League South rivals Billericay Town, who snapped him up from Eastbourne Borough.
Jamie Coyle said: “We are delighted that Mark has agreed terms for next season after impressing us in a number of games last year.
“Although only 23-years-old he has the experience in both the National (at Aldershot Town) and National League South.
“Mark is a fantastic shot stopper, good communicator and has brilliant distribution skills.”
HYTHE TOWN have confirmed that they have signed striker Sid Sollis on a permanent deal from Margate.
Sollis, who has previously played for Tonbridge Angels and East Grinstead Town, had two spells with the Cannons on loan, playing 38 games and scoring 13 goals.
Meanwhile, the club has announced that coach Steve Nolan has left Reachfields Stadium due to other commitments.
Joining Sam Denly’s management team is former Dover Athletic, Tonbridge Angels and Herne Bay midfielder Lee Browning, who was forced to retire from playing a couple of years ago after suffering a nasty head injury.
"I couldn't agree (terms) for the coming season so I would like to thank all at Hythe Town and wish them good luck for the new season," Nolan said on his Twitter account.
"It's time to take a break, view opportunities and consider new challenges."
MAIDSTONE UNITED have unveiled former St Albans City midfielder Clovis Kamdjo.
The Cameroonian midfielder, who can play in defence, joins the Vanarama National League South club from their new league rivals St Albans City.
“I am really happy to get the deal over the line and really looking forward to next season,” Kamdjo told www.maidstoneunited.co.uk.
“I am an honest player and I’ll give everything. I’ve got experience from being in this league and the two above.
“I played here in my first season for York. It was the first day of the season and live on BT Sport.
“When Maidstone went one-nil up you could hear the noise and we were thinking that we’re not going to get out of this, the pressure just was so much. We managed to get back into the game – I scored as well – it was a good header actually!
“We have to be on it next season, we can’t take it lightly. You have to come in, be serious and with the right players and I don’t see why we can’t challenge to go back up.”
Meanwhile, the Stones have confirmed that Ollie Muldoon and Jack Richards have left the club following the expiry of their contracts, while striker Elliott Romain departed last week to sign for Eastbourne Borough.
MARGATE have unveiled the signing of former Tonbridge Angels winger Adem Ramadan, 21.
Ramadan will be playing his football at Hartsdown Park next season in the Bostik Premier Division, having helped Tonbridge Angels win promotion from that division at the end of last season.
“I’m really looking forward to the new chapter,” Ramadan told www.margate-fc.co.uk.
“I have heard lots of good things about Margate Football Club and Jay Saunders and I’m excited to start pre-season, get into the season and see how we get on.
Reflecting on his time at Tonbridge Angels, Ramadan added: “It was an enjoyable time at Tonbridge. I scored a few there, got some important goals and worked hard for the team and we managed to get promotion, so hopefully we can do the same at Margate.
“I’m quick and like to play on the left, cutting in and getting some shots away but I can also play wide, outside – box in and look to get crosses in for strikers. I do a bit of everything! I work hard and will run my socks off all game in the hope to impress fans and excite them.”
TONBRIDGE ANGELS have confirmed the departure of centre-half Arthur Lee.
The former Hendon defender made 53 appearances for Tonbridge Angels, scoring two goals and helped the club seal promotion into the Vanarama National League South, having beaten Haringey Borough, Merstham and Metropolitan Police in the play-offs.
Meanwhile, left-back Jack Parter is staying at Longmead Stadium next season.