Ramsgate boss Matt Longhurst swoops for George Sheminant

Tuesday 24th November 2020

RAMSGATE manager Matt Longhurst has unveiled the arrival of left-back George Sheminant from Chatham Town.

The 19-year-old was part of the Gillingham under 18 side that featured Roman Campbell as well as former Rams Toby Bancroft and Jude Arthurs.

“George is a player I looked at in the summer months when we were looking to strengthen defensively,” Longhurst told the club website.

“He can play at centre-half and at left-back, which is a position we have looked at during the lockdown and decided we need to strengthen. He will give us strength in depth with the others we have there such as Ben Wilson.

With Ramsgate’s ambition to create and develop future stars, Longhurst believes Sheminant is a perfect fit into “The Ramsgate Way:”

“At 19 he is exactly the type of player we want to be bringing in with what we are trying to do at the club,” added Longhurst, who turned 40 yesterday.

“He also has the experience of non-league football having joined Chatham in 2019 and played a big part in their success last season, which is a huge advantage.”

Sheminant returns to Maidstone Road as Longhurst takes his Ramsgate side to play Chatham Town for a post-lockdown friendly match on Monday 7 December 2020.

The Rams are in ninth-place in the Isthmian League South East Division table with seven points from their six league games, while Scott Lindsey’s side sit at the top of the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table with 30 points from their 11 league outings, level on points with Corinthian.

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