Faversham Town sell centre-half Matt Bourne to Ashford United: It’s a time of change at the club and both Matt and the club agreed it was the right time for things to move on
FAVERSHAM TOWN have sold centre-half Matt Bourne to their league rivals Ashford United for an undisclosed transfer fee.
The 33-year-old made 416 appearances for The Lilywhites, having signed back in 2010 but has been sold to their Isthmian League South East Division rivals.
Bourne has been one of the clubs most consistent performers, winning supporters’ player-of-the-year and players’ player-of-the-year for the past two seasons.
Chairman Paul Bennett said in a statement: “Matt has been a wonderful servant of the club for many years and has had a great relationship with our supporters.
“It’s a time of change at the club and both Matt and the club agreed it was the right time for things to move on.
“Everyone at the club would like to thank him for his commitment over many years and the special memories he has helped create.
“We wish Matt all the best for the future. He’ll always be made welcome at the club because he has played a part in our history.”
Faversham Town manager James Collins has signed a third new player in the week, returning to his former club Chatham Town to sign winger Michael Hagan.
Collins, who was appointed manager on Saturday 9 November 2019, has previously snapped up former Sittingbourne midfielder Lewis Chambers and defender Steve Springett.
Faversham Town are in tenth-place in the Isthmian League South East Division table with 16 points from 12 games and they travel to thirteenth-placed side Haywards Heath Town on Saturday.
Tommy Warrilow’s Ashford United, meanwhile, are in sixth-place in the table with 19 points on the board from their opening 10 league outings.
The Nuts & Bolts host fifth-placed side Whitehawk on Saturday, a side that have one more point.
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