Monday 08th December 2003

Chatham Town sign experienced keeper Munden
The upturn in form of Dr Martens League Eastern Division club Chatham Town since the arrival of Clive Walker as manager shouldn't come as much of a surprise as he is one of the most experienced and respected manager/coaches around.

Chats' unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday at home to Salisbury City, which would have disappointed Walker, especially having beaten second-placed King's Lynn only four days earlier.

Surprisingly, Walker has made few changes to the playing personnel since arriving after being 'sacked' by Premier Division Dover Athletic in October, although he has recently turned to two vastly experienced players he knows well from his days at Crabble.

Vastly experienced goalkeeper Maurice Munden, now 40, who made a return to football with Go Travel Kent League side Maidstone United recently after hanging up his gloves at the end of last season following another spell with Folkestone Invicta, has been called in by Walker, who managed him at Dover.

After starting out at Charlton, Munden served a number of Kent sides with distinction, including Folkestone, Welling United, Dover, Bromley and Deal Town.

The second experienced campaigner to join the Chats is midfielder Kenny Dyer, who left Dover shortly after Walker's departure following an alleged bust up between him and new manager Richard Langley which saw the veteran midfielder return to play in Cyprus.

However, he is now back again and the player, who has also turned out for the likes of Hayes - Slough Town, Dagenham & Redbridge and Maidstone United, has re-joined the club he last played for some twelve years ago.