Soccer Shorts: Sonny Miles returns to Tonbridge Angels
CRAY VALLEY have unveiled the signing of former Hythe Town striker Luke Harvey, who could no longer commit to playing Ryman League Division One South football.
Meanwhile, the club will field a Ladies team in the South East Counties Women’s League – Kent County Division - next season. The side will play their games at the club’s Badger’s Sports Ground, Middle Park Avenue in Eltham.
DARTFORD manager Tony Burman has today completed a double signing.
Central defender, Callum McNaughton, 23, won a Vanarama Conference South winners medal for Bromley last month and has put pen to paper on a deal for the National League South Darts.
Burman told www.dartfordfconline.com: “I am delighted that Callum has agreed terms as I had tried to sign him last season.
“I feel Callum will be a good addition to the squad and is still a good age to be part of the club for the foreseeable future.”
Burman has also signed former Barnet striker George Sykes, 20.
Sykes has had loan spells with Bishop’s Stortford and Canvey Island.
Burman said: “George is a striker who I have watched over the last couple of years. I feel that he has a lot of potential and I am sure that he can bring that out in him in the forthcoming season.
“He has a great attitude for a young lad and I feel that he will be another good addition to the squad.”
DULWICH HAMLET have unveiled the signing of former Margate defender Mitchell Nelson, 25.
The Ryman Premier League club have lost the services of Terrell Forbes, who has signed for Vanarama National League South side Hemel Hempstead Town.
EBBSFLET UNITED confirm that Brendan Kiernan, Dean Pooley and Jordan Sanderson have left the club upon the expiry of their contracts.
ERITH & BELVEDERE manager Matt Longhurst has bolstered his defensive line-up by signing George Mitchell, Tom Montgomery, Rob Saunders and Charlie Burgess.
“Great news just before I go away on holiday was securing the defenders to go alongside our already solid looking defence,” Longhurst told www.erithandbelvederefc.co.uk.
“George is someone I have wanted for a while and I’m pleased to bring him in. He had quite a few offers so I’m pleased he chose us over some of our near rivals.
“Tom and Rob are young lads that I watched closely last season after seeing them for Woodstock Sports and had them watched regularly and I’m again delighted to bring them in and I firmly believe they have a big part of play this year.
“Finally, Charlie is well known to myself as he played for me at Corinthian. He’s had a year out and has moved back locally. He’s a great lad, a leader and can play in a number of positions and again I’m really happy he’s come in with us.”
Longhurst, who has re-signed Aflie May, as well as Luke and Sam May, added: “It’s slowly coming together now and I feel we’ve strengthened in areas that we fell short last year. We’ve identified it early on and have recruited well in my opinion but time will tell.
“I am pleased with the quality of player we have brought in and more importantly the right type of person.
Longhurst has also snapped up midfield pair Jamie Wood and Brett Ince.
“I’m really pleased to have been able to bring Jamie back,” said Longhurst.
“I tried to sign him last season but he decided to go to Greenwich Borough, but this season he’s agreed to come over and I believe he’s another player that will add the experience of winning trophies and playing at a higher level.
“He’s a favourite among the clubs supporters and directors and captained the team that won the Kent League a few years back so I’m delighted to see him sign.”
Speaking about Ince’s arrival, the Deres boss said: “He’s a player I’ve liked for a while now and when he played against us last season he caused us lots of problems.
“Since losing Jake Britnell to Greenwich, I’ve been looking for a midfield player that can dribble with the ball in the spaces behind the opposition’s midfield and create chances for our centre forwards. Having Brett now I believe he can do this for us so it’s another good signing for us.”
ERITH TOWN will be holding an open training session on Saturday 13 June at 13:00.
The session will take place at Long Lane’s ground, Dursley Road, London SE3 8PB.
Trialists will go through training before taking part in matches. Successful trailists will be invited to pre-season training at the Southern Counties East Football League club, which begins a week later on Saturday 20 June.
PHOENIX SPORTS’ reserve side will be playing in the Kent Invicta League next season.
SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP have announced that Jamie Leggett will be the club’s new assistant manager for the club’s under 21’s team, while he will also be available for selection as a player for the first team.
THAMESMEAD TOWN boss Terry Spillane has unveiled the arrivals of Jeff Allen, Paul Burnett, Mitchell Stedmond, Kieran Mulkerrins and Tommy Spillane.
The Ryman League Division One North club have retained Rob Budd, Tyrus Gordon-Young, Kyle Asanti, Freddie Cray, Richard Butler, Farai Hallam, George Benner, Adetayo Osifuwa, Michael Aziaya, Derek Duncan and Billy McGarrigle from last season’s squad.
Spillane told www.thamesmeadtownfc.com: “I’m delighted with the signings so far and I’m really pleased that the majority of last season’s squad have re-signed.
“Having got the good back bone we’ve already got, I think that we’ve already made some good signings that will strengthen that and I’m still looking to bring a few more players in and invite a few more along for pre-season once that starts properly.
“We’ve also got four or five coming through from the Academy which again is very pleasing indeed.”
TONBRIDGE ANGELS boss Steve McKimm has brought back defender Sonny Miles after one season playing for Ryman Premier League champions Maidstone United.
Miles is keen to re-join the club who oversaw his progress from junior ranks through to National League South football.
McKimm told www.tonbridgeangelsonline.co.uk: “I’m delighted to have agreed terms with Sonny for this season.
“He has just had a very successful campaign with a championship winning side having played 80% of matches and I welcome him back to Longmead.
“Our defensive options within the squad as a whole will be massively increased by his arrival.”
TUNBRIDGE WELLS apologise for cancelling the beer festival which was due to be held between Friday 19 June-Friday 20 June.
WELLING UNITED have snapped up Xavier Vidal, 21, on a one-year contract from Ryman Premier League side Dulwich Hamlet.
The midfielder has been a regular at Champion Hill since coming through the youth set-up and has signed on a free transfer.
A club statement said: “Vidal has caught the eye of a number of league clubs with his attacking displays in the Ryman Premier where he has been Hamlet’s top scorer in the league.”
Meanwhile, former manager, Jody Brown, has been appointed assistant manager at Vanarama National League South side Concord Rangers.
WHITSTABLE TOWN are offering Lifetime Season Tickets for the sum of £1,000.
Chairman Gary Johnson said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of our season ticket offerings with a leading fantastic Lifetime Season Ticket offer for just £1,000 to include pre-match boardroom access and refreshments allowing you entry to ALL fixtures at The Belmont (excluding only Cup fixtures) for the period of your lifetime!
“Now that’s an offer – for a full paying adult that’s equivalent to six years based on current season ticket prices.
“Make no mistake this is a Lifetime Season Ticket, offering fantastic value for money whilst showing your support of the club here and now.”
The Ryman League Division One South club are also offering yearly and half-yearly season tickets.
Meanwhile, the club has increased adult admission prices to £9 – the first price rise since they were promoted to the Ryman League eight seasons ago.