Hawkins' experience will be invaluable, says Daish

Tuesday 13th June 2006
Gravesend & Northfleet manager Liam Daish has added more experience to his new squad by the clinching the signature of Peter Hawkins, the 28 year old Maidstone born defender who played four games for the Fleet at the end of last season.


Hawkins started his career with MK Dons, and after four seasons moved to Rushden & Diamonds. He first came to Stonebridge Road after being released by the Northamptonshire club in March.

Speaking on the club’s website, Daish told www.gnfc.co.uk: “I am delighted to have recruited Peter.  He has proven quality at Football League level, and has already shown what he is capable of in Fleet colours. His experience will be invaluable”.

Meanwhile, the Nationwide Conference club have withdrawn their reserve side from the Capital League.

Club secretary Roly Edwards explained the reason for pulling out was not financial.

He said: "This decision was not influenced by financial factors.  It is purely based on the logistical difficulties we encountered in staging these games. In future, games will be arranged with sides in our region to suit the needs of the manager.”

Gillingham have also pulled out of their reserve league and shall play friendlies instead.