Soccer Shorts: Bromley boss Andy Woodman signs three-year contract to stay at Hayes Lane while Snodland Town boss Luke Wallond signs striker Rob Denness

Thursday 02nd June 2022

Here are today’s Soccer Shorts articles


ASHFORD UNITED manager Tommy Warrilow has signed former Burgess Hill Town striker Michael Uwezu, 31, and former Hythe Town central midfielder Alex Brown, 29.

BROMLEY manager Andy Woodman and his assistant Alan Dunne have both signed three-year contracts to stay at Hayes Lane.

“Last season marked Andy Woodman’s first full campaign at the club after arriving in March 2021 and it was topped off with FA Trophy glory in May, with Dunne as his number two,” said a club statement.

“The Wembley triumph added to last year’s play-off finish as the pair continued to impress in the Bromley dug-out.”

Seven players have been released by the Vanarama National League club as their contracts have expired.

Archie Burnett, Jack Cawley, Ben Margetson, Kory Roberts, Sam Skeffington Toby Stevenson and Scott Wagstaff will depart Hayes Lane, as well as the players who were on loan from EFL clubs.

CORINTHIAN manager Michael Golding has lost the services of his goalkeeper Aiden Prall, 23.  The former Charlton Athletic player has signed for their newly-promoted Isthmian League South East Division rivals Sheppey United.  Centre-half Jack Bath, meanwhile, has departed Gay Dawn Farm and has signed for Glebe.

CRAY VALLEY (Paper Mills) manager Kevin Watson has signed Barney Williams.  The left-back made 41 appearances, scoring six goals, for relegated side Barking in the Isthmian League North Division last season.

EBBSFLEET UNITED have lost the services of Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, 25. The right wing-back has signed a two-year contract at Vanarama National League side Notts County.

EPSOM & EWELL have yesterday appointed former Croydon manager Liam Gilles as joint-manager alongside former Horley Town manager Anthony Jupp.  The Step Six club play in the Southern Combination First Division.

ERITH & BELVEDERE manager Tony Beckingham has signed former Sheppey United striker Max Morgan, former Whitstable Town centre-half Jack Miles and central-midfielder Tom Carlton.  Meanwhile, the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side have retained Lee Lewis, Reece Barrett, Nathan Palmer and James Hawkins.

Meanwhile, Danny Murphy, who managed the club last season until his departure on 9 April, has been appointed women's manager of Cork City.

ERITH TOWN manager Adam Woodward has tied down 23-goal striker Steadman Callender to a one-year contract and so has defender Harry Lawrence and striker Alfie Aldridge.

FOLKESTONE INVICTA have confirmed the departures of versatile defender Ryan Johnson, while wideman Kieron McCann, 30, has signed for their Isthmian League Premier Division rivals Margate.

GLEBE manager Luke Rooney has signed Stefan Cox, Teddy Green, Harry Maher, Jon Pilbeam and George Snelling.

HYTHE TOWN manager Steven Watt has announced that midfielder Ethan Smith, 18, has signed for the club.  The brother of Hythe captain Liam Smith, he came through Gillingham’s youth set-up and had a short loan spell with their Isthmian League South East Division rivals Sittingbourne at the end of last season.

The Cannons have signed former Tunbridge Wells goalkeeper Aaron Lee-Wharton, 23, former Sittingbourne centre-half Lex Allan, 22 and another centre-half in Jack Steventon, 23, who played 39 games for Ashford United last season.

Three players will be returning to the club, Alex Flisher (from Sittingbourne), Jarred Trespaderne (Ashford United) and Josh Stirman (Corinthian).

Leaving the club are former Ashford (Kent County League) striker Riley Alford, who has signed for Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side Deal Town, who had earlier snapped up goalkeeper Henry Newcombe.

Tom Walmsley (Hollands & Blair), Nico Cottom, Jordan Sarfo and George Crimmen have also departed the club this summer.

LARKFIELD & NEW HYTHE manager Kris Browning has appointed Kevin Brown as first team coach at the Southern Counties East Football League First Division club.

MARGATE manager Andy Drury has signed Harry Hudson, 21, a centre-half who played for Tonbridge Angels last season.  There are three men named Harry Hudson who are involved in Kent football, the current Sevenoaks Town manager and another, whom played for Tunbridge Wells last season.

Meanwhile, midfielder Benas Vaivada has departed Hartsdown Park and has signed for Aveley, who celebrated winning the Isthmian League North Division title last season.

MAIDSTONE UNITED have confirmed the departures of club captain George Elokobi, striker Alfie Pavey, defensive pair Taylor Curran and Max Sutton as well as second-choice goalkeeper Billy Johnson.  The club will be playing in the Vanarama National League next season after winning the South title last season.

MERIDIAN VP manager Dwinder Tamna has appointed Reece Parara as his new first team coach, having snapped him up from Kent County League outfit Ten-Em-Bee.  Rupert Jones, who was assistant manager, has departed the Southern Counties East Football League First Division club.

PUNJAB UNITED manager Chipie Sian has signed former Sheppey United goalkeeper Liam Northwood, 18.

SHEPPEY UNITED manager Ernie Batten has retained the services of 35-goal striker Warren Mfula and holding midfielder Richard Hamill.

SNODLAND TOWN manager Luke Wallond has retained club captain Ted Rosetti and midfielder Bradley Webb and has pulled off a transfer coup by signing striker Rob Denness.

TONBRIDGE ANGELS manager Jay Saunders has retained the services of Jamie Fielding, 22.  The versatile defender made 30 appearances for the Vanarama National League South club last season.

WELLING TOWN chairman/manager Kevin Oakes has signed former Holmesdale defender John Foster and another defender in Michael Fenn while Luis Montoya returns to the club after a season out of the game.  Record appearance holder,  goalkeeper Jack Moore has also returned to play for the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side next season.

WELLING UNITED manager Warren Feeney has retained the services of  goalkeeper Sam Jackson, 22, defender Aaron Barnes, 25, Taylor Curran.  The Vanarama National League South club has signed two players from their league rivals Dartford.  Central midfielder Tyrique Hyde, 22, and 18-goal striker Adebayo Azeez, 28, will be playing their football at Park View Road next season.

WHITSTABLE TOWN newly-appointed manager Richard Styles has snapped up a number of players whom played for him at Tunbridge Wells, with Danny Keyte, Fjord Rogers and Freeman Rogers leaving Culverden Stadium for Belmont Road, while defender Tommy Penford arrives from Kennington.

Dan Morrin, who had the same assistant managers role at Lordswood and Tunbridge Wells is joined by new first team coaches in the shape of Mark Towse and Chris Woollcott. 

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