Wednesday 23rd July 2003
Thamesmead have the Power over Ashford
Promising young centre forward Michael Power, has decided at the last minute not to complete his move from Thamesmead Town to Dr Martens League Eastern Division side Ashford Town.
The two sides had negotiated a fee and the player had agreed personal terms with Ashford, but after seeing them play last week and after Thamesmead's performance against Erith & Belvedere on Saturday, Michael believes this would be better for him in the long term to stay at the Bayliss Avenue club.
Thamesmead Town boss Paul Blade said: "It's great news for the club.  Michael is a really nice and intelligent lad, and has a great future in football.  it's nice for me, the club and his fellow players that he has decided to stay at the club, and it will hopefully give us that extra push for the Kent League title this year."
Power was amongst Thamesmead's goalscorers in their 3-2 victory over Erith & Belvedere on Saturday as they opened their pre-season campaign with a victory.  Jason Clews, who joined from Beckenham Town last season, and Paul Springett also scored for Thamesmead.