Soccer Shorts: Herne Bay appoint Lee Browning as coach
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ASHFORD UNITED have confirmed that goalkeeper George Kamurasi and central defender Pat Kingwell have decided to stay with last season’s third-place Southern Counties East Football League finishers.
DARTFORD manager Tony Burman has unveiled the arrival of former Millwall defender Keaton Wood, 20.
“I’m pleased that we have signed a good, young defender who can play anywhere across the back line,” Burman told www.dartfordfc.com.
“When Keaton was with us on loan at the end of last season I was very impressed with his attitude and desire to win. Potentially I think we have signed another good prospect for many years to come.”
DULWICH HAMLET have re-signed striker Daniel Carr, 22, who left Champion Hill three years ago to sign for Huddersfield Town.
“I’m very happy to announce my return to Dulwich Hamlet.” Carr tweeted.
“Really looking forward to working with Gavin Rose once again – a manager who I’ve thrived under previously. I’ve gained some great experience in the past three years and been working hard behind the scenes to progress my game.
“I’m looking forward to being given the games and opportunities to show what I’m about and most importantly putting the ball in the back of the net.”
Dulwich Hamlet have lost central defender Ethan Pinnock, 22, who has signed for Vanarama National League side Forest Green Rovers, who finished runners-up to promoted champions Cheltenham Town last season.
Rose has swiftly signed a replacement in Wingate & Finchley’s club captain Marc Weatherstone.
FISHER’S annual general meeting will take place at Surrey Docks Watersport Centre next Wednesday 29 June, starting at 19:00.
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Fisher manager Dean Harrison has been invited to attend the meeting to answer questions from fans of the Southern Counties East Football League club.
HERNE BAY manager Sam Denly has added retired player Lee Browning to his coaching staff, joining Steve Nolan.
“As everyone knows Lee’s playing days were brought to an abrupt end last season and he is now focusing on a new coaching role to help and assist the younger players within the squad,” Denly told the club website.
“Mick Santer is not available every week so Lee will be there to assist Steve Nolan and help develop this already young and exciting group of players.
“Lee also attracts players given his excellent reputation and character and his presence this season in the dressing room and around the lads will be a key link between players and management.
“There will also be a couple of new faces on the playing side announced shortly as we fast approach the 2nd July, which marks the beginning of pre-season.”
Meanwhile, Denly has confirmed that Sam Hasler has put pen to paper and signed a new contract with the club.
“He has had a lot of offers to move on and I’m delighted he has decided to commit to us,” said Denly.
“I have always believed you need to keep a settled squad from season-to-season and with almost everyone pledging their future with us for another campaign it shows what a fantastic changing room we have and bodes very well for the future.
“We are progressing well, the management team has improved with Steve Nolan coming in.
“The majority of the squad from last year have committed and I’m speaking with some quality players to add to our already exciting squad.
“I don’t tend to name players until we can officially put the forms through in July and I’m sure there will be lots of movements between now and then.
“All of the squad (21 of us) are going away to Benidorm for our end-of-season get together and after that we report back for pre-season on the 2nd July when the real hard work begins.”
MAIDSTONE UNITED have re-signed winger Bobby-Joe Taylor and striker Dumebi Dumaka ahead of the club’s Vanarama National League debut season.
The club will be announcing plans for their new stand next week.
Terry Casey and Bill Williams will present artist impressions and plans of the new stand at the north end of the stadium next Thursday, 30 June at a presentation evening. Doors will open at 19:00 and the presentation starts at 19:30.
The new stand, which will be similar in height to the main stand, will accommodate about 1,750 standing spectators. The planning application contains a range of features to go with the new stand: flexible seating, facilities for disabled spectators, toilets, food outlets, new entrances and exits etc, although not all of these will be built immediately for financial reasons.
Once completed, the stadium’s capacity will rise to 4,200 – more than meeting the National League’s requirement.
MARGATE have signed former Maidstone United defender Manny Parry, while former Bromley pair, left-back Aaron Tumwa and holding midfielder Ali Fuseini have signed for the Vanarama National League South club.
Defender Glenn Wilson, who signed from National League side Aldershot Town last summer, has left the club.
SITTINGBOURNE have won the Ryman League Division One South Respect Award.
SUTTON UNITED’S Gander Green Lane artificial pitch will stage the Women’s Super League Two game between Millwall Lionesses and London Bees next Wednesday 29 June (7:45pm). The match has been switched due to pitch maintenance at both The Den and Dartford’s Princes Park Stadium. Admission charges have been set to £5 (adults) and £2 (concessions).
TONBRIDGE ANGELS have won the Ryman Premier League Fair Play Award for the second season running, this time sharing the prestigious honour with league rivals Brentwood Town.
Chairman Steve Churcher told www.tonbridgeangelsonline.co.uk: “One of the challenges we set manager Steve McKimm when he was appointed two years ago was to improve the disciplinary record.
“This, together of course with the players, has been achieved in spadefuls. To have a competitive side in the play-offs last season and to be joint winners of this hard earned award is a great testament to the manager and players. I congratulate them all.
TUNBRIDGE WELLS have announced that their annual general meeting will take place in the clubhouse at Culverden Stadium on Friday 22 July at 19:45.