Soccer Shorts: Bromley legends George Wakeling and Jack Holland return to Hayes Lane while Jake MacKenzie stays at Whitstable Town for his eleventh campaign and Dartford sign Charlie Sheringham for the fourth time

Saturday 02nd July 2022

Here are today's Soccer Shorts articles.

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BROMLEY manager Andy Woodman has signed former Folkestone Invicta striker David Smith, who scored 35 goals for Neil Cugley’s side last season.  Midfielder James Vennings has signed permanently for the National League club, having played 12 times for the club while on loan from Charlton Athletic last season. 

Meanwhile, striker James Alabi and winger Luke Coulson have left the club.

Centre half Jack Holland has departed Dulwich Hamlet after one season to return to his home town club as Head of Athletic Performance.

Mark Hammond told the club website: “Back in January, Jack mentioned he wanted to pursue the route of developing players strength and conditioning and athletic performance.

“Once I knew the club’s athletic performance gym and studio would be complete and having discussed the opportunity with the chairman we both agreed he would be the perfect fit for enhancing our young promising talent and help them reach the levels needed for the first team.

“It’s great that we have a club legend who can pass on the club’s DNA onto the new era.”

Legendary former manager George Wakeling has been appointed club ambassador.

Wakeling’s remit is to bring back those who have been a part of the club in the past and look after them during matches at Hayes Lane.

CHATHAM TOWN manager Kevin Hake has signed former Fisher winger Isaac Thompson and former Sutton Common Rovers’ full-back Malachi Robinson.

CRAY WANDERERS manager Neil Smith has unveiled the signings of former Bromley central midfielder Sam Skeffrington, who had a five-match loan spell with the Isthmian League Premier Division side earlier in the year.

Striker Dan Bassett, who scored 20 goals for Carshalton Athletic last season, has also signed and Smith has retained full-back Freddy Barton.

Sam Wood, 35, has been retained.  The left-back made 13 appearances, scoring three goals, since re-joining his boyhood club after leaving Dover Athletic in January.  Wood started his career at the Wands between 2003-2005.

CROWBOROUGH ATHLETIC manager Sean Muggeridge has signed Harry Brown, Harry Foster, Jack Funnell, Martin Grant, Ollie Hyland, Danny Powell, John Sinclair, Jamie Smith, Ollie Styles, Morgan Vale, Ben Watkins and Dom Welsh ahead of the club’s return to the Sussex ranks.

CROYDON manager Tyler Chambers has signed former Ten-Em-Bee goalkeeper Tiwa Fujamade.  Ollie Beauchamp (midfield), Sam Blake (striker) Jack Byerley (centre-back), Lee Peacock (striker) and Bailey McCarthy (defensive midfielder) have also signed for the Southern Counties East Football League First Division side.

DARTFORD manager Alan Dowson has brought former Chelmsford City striker Charlie Sheringham, 34, back to the club for his fourth spell at Princes Park.

DOVER ATHLETIC manager Andy Hessenthaler has sold defensive midfielder Ryan Hanson, 21, to Torquay United for an undisclosed transfer fee.  Hanson was captain of his home town club and made 33 appearances for the relegated club last season.

Hessenthaler has signed former Maidstone United striker Reece Grant, 27, and Kosovan midfielder Arjanit Krasniqi, 22, has returned to Crabble and former Folkestone Invicta winger Luke Wanadio, 29, has also put pen to paper on a deal.

DULWICH HAMLET manager Gavin Rose has signed former Dartford striker George Porter, 30 and former Boreham Wood midfielder James Comley, 31.  Centre-half Jamie Splatt, 21, meanwhile, has been retained.

EBBSFLEET UNITED have confirmed the departure of German centre-back Sefa Kahraman and midfielder Alfie Egan has left Stonebridge Road to sign for National League side Boreham Wood.

Manager Dennis Kurtieb, meanwhile, has signed former Kidderminster Harriers winger Omari Sterling-James, 28, former Dagenham & Redbridge striker Darren McQueen, 28, former Chesterfield centre-half Haydn Hollis, 29, who stands at 6ft 4in, former Stevenage right-back Luke O’Neill, 30.

Midfielder Christian N’Guessan, 23, and goalkeepers Chris Haigh and Harrison Firth have been retained by the National League South club.

FAVERSHAM TOWN joint-managers John Embery and Jermain Darlington have snapped up former Sheppey United defender Danny Devine, 22, while Benedict Bioletti, 17, has signed a deal at League Two side Colchester United.

HERNE BAY manager Ben Smith has unveiled the signing of former Corinthian full-back Frankie Morgan.

HOLLANDS & BLAIR boss Scott Porter has unveiled the signing of midfielder Connor Sanders, who played under Porter in the Kent County League for Hawkinge Town.

HOLMESDALE manager Lee Roots has signed Siji Akinlusi, James Ayetine, Jordan Boeteng-Anderson, James Boughtflower, Kalum Daini, Owen Edwards, Emiliano Lika, Aidan Lopeman, Treasure Obi, Edward Sata and Kean Wood.

Caleb Bearman-Dyce, Taylan Ali-Osman, Darmando Lawrence, Jack Porter and Conor Phelps have all been promoted from the Bromley club’s under 23 squad.

KENNINGTON manager Dan Scorer has snapped up full-back Jordan Griffin from Kent County League side Ashford and midfielder Finley Chatfield, 16, has been retained by the Ashford based Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side.

LARKFIELD & NEW HYTHE manager Kris Browning has retained full-back Jack West.

LORDSWOOD manager Richard Dimmock has retained George Bentley, Grant Brown, Rob Hicks, Zak Jakubowski, Phil Makinde, Callum O’Shea, Jack Reid, Luke Reid and Chris Ware.

MAIDSTONE UNITED manager Hakan Hayrettin has unveiled the signing of former Gillingham central midfielder Henry Woods, 22.

ROCHESTER UNITED manager Matt Hume has signed winger Sam Smith out from Academy football.

RUSTHALL manager Jimmy Anderson has signed former Epsom & Ewell 20-goal midfielder Luke Miller and former Fisher goalkeeper Tommy Taylor, who replaces the departed Charlie Wealands.  The Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division outfit have retained striker Louie Clarke.

SITTINGBOURNE manager Nick Davis has re-signed former Faversham Town midfielder Lewis Chambers, 22 and another midfielder, Matthew Attenborough-Warren, 28, has left their Isthmian League South East Division rivals Cray Valley  to sign for the Brickies.  Davis, meanwhile, has returned to his former club VCD Athletic to sign defender Andrew Dythe, 21.

SNODLAND TOWN manager Luke Wallond has signed Dawid Baranowski and Connor Watson from Bearsted and K Sports respectively.

TONBRIDGE ANGELS manager Jay Saunders has returned to his former club Margate to bring coach Lloyd Blackman to Longmead Stadium.

Saunders has also signed former Margate centre-half Ben Swift, and signed former Billericay Town striker Femi Akinwande, 26, and an attacking midfielder, Emmanuel Maja, 21, who played for Isthmian Premier Division side Enfield Town last season.

Striker Ibrahim Olutade, 23, has left the club and has become Neil Cugley’s sixth new signing at Folkestone Invicta.

Academy scholar, Luca Woodhouse, who spent a loan period at Hythe Town last season, has been offered a trial at Premier League side Brentford.

Darren Mace, meanwhile, has been appointed new goalkeeper coach at the National League South club, having left Tooting & Mitcham United.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS manager Luke Carpenter has appointed Alfie Glazebrook and Dan King as goalkeeper coach and coach respectively, while former Chatham Town defender Tommy Smith has signed.

VCD ATHLETIC manager Grant Basey has made his first two signings for the Crayford-based club, bringing in former Cray Valley central midfielder Jack Sammoutis and former Glebe goalkeeper George Kamurasi.

WELLING TOWN manager Kevin Oakes has signed striker Olalekan Rabiu, former Rusthall midfielder Josh Biddlecombe, Liam Spellwood and Jack Barnes.

WHITSTABLE TOWN manager Richard Styles has unveiled the signings of former Canterbury City midfielder Adam Turton and 21-year-old James Jeffrey.

Defender Jake MacKenzie, who first signed for the club back in 2012 and has made 191 appearances and appeared in every game of last season’s relegation hit Isthmian League South East Division campaign, has been retained.

Last Updated: 18:30 – Saturday 2 July 2022