This was the right time to make the move to Eastbourne Borough, says goalkeeper Lee Worgan

Thursday 09th September 2021

EASTBOURNE BOROUGH have unveiled the signing of goalkeeper Lee Worgan, following his short spell at their Vanarama National League South rivals Dorking Wanderers.

The 37-year-old grew up in nearby Willingdon and since making his debut for Wimbledon in 2003, has gone on to become one of the most respected and experienced goalkeepers in semi-professional football.

Worgan has joined Eastbourne Borough on a permanent basis and is set to make his debut at Hemel Hempstead Town on Saturday.

“When the opportunity arose to sign Lee it was an absolute no brainer,” Eastbourne Borough manager Danny Bloor told the club website.

“Lee is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best goalkeepers in non-league football and it is also of course a major plus to be able to sign a permanent goalkeeper.

“Lee is a major acquisition on and off the pitch and we look forward to him making his debut.

“I would like to say a massive thanks to my friend Marc White (the Dorking Wanderers manager), who helped to make this move happen.

“Finally, an even bigger thanks go to our board and in particular chairman Dave Blackmore who has gone above and beyond to get Lee to Eastbourne Borough.”

Worgan, who was capped for Wales at under 19s and under 21 level, has also played for Tonbridge Angels, Maidstone United and Dover Athletic and currently resides in Tunbridge Wells.

“It’s a club I’ve always flirted with playing for and it’s about time to come back home,” added Worgan.

“I know the club inside out and this was the right time to make the move.

“We’ll be looking for success and enjoyment. It’s a playing squad that’s geared to do really well and let’s hope I can be one of the pieces of the jigsaw.”

Eastbourne Borough are presently in fifteenth-place in the table with five points from as many games and have conceded 14 goals, while Hemel Hempstead Town are bottom having lost all five of their league games.

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