Soccer Shorts: Margate appoint Tyrone Sterling as player-coach while Sittingbourne sign former Sheppey United holding midfielder Richard Hamill and Faversham Town retain striker Stefan Payne

Friday 07th June 2024

Here is this week’s summer transfer news.

AFC CROYDON ATHLETIC manager Jermaine McGlashan has confirmed the departure of Michael Phillips.

ASHFORD UNITED manager Danny Kedwell has brought former Cray Wanderers striker Gary Lockyer back to the club for his third spell.  The Isthmian League South East Division outfit have retained Harrison Byford.

BECKENHAM TOWN manager Darren Anslow has signed former Cray Wanderers centre-half Jack Holland, 32, and striker Louie Theophanous, 32, has returned after playing for the club and AFC Croydon Athletic last season. The reprieved Isthmian League South East Division side have snapped up former Snodland Town winger Isaac Thompson and former Glebe central midfielder Tom Hever.

Centre-half Robert Carter, Left-back Henry Griffin, midfielder Freddie Nyhus, centre-half Mudiaga Wanogho are all staying at Eden Park Avenue.

BROMLEY manager Andy Woodman has released Mitchel Bergkamp, Noah Joyce, Cole Kpekawa, Adam Marriott, Todd Miller,  Rashid Kamara, Marcus Sablier, Shyam Taank, James Vennings and Rhys Wyborn ahead of the club’s maiden EFL League Two campaign.

CRAY VALLEY (Paper Mills) manager Steve McKimm has confirmed the departure of striker Kyrell Lisbie, 20, who has signed for newly-promoted National League side Braintree Town.  The Isthmian League Premier Division newcomers have retained Michael Ademiluyi, Julien Anau, Tom Chambers, Adam Coombes but Calvin Ekpieta has departed the Eltham-based outfit this summer.

CROWBOROUGH ATHLETIC boss Sean Muggeridge has retained Leo Vowles for next season’s Southern Combination League Premier Division campaign.

DARTFORD manager Adrian Pennock has brought former Torquay United targetman striker Duane Ofori-Acheampong, 31, back to Princes Park after a six-year absence.  Former Haringey Borough striker, Ben Allen, 23 has also signed for the relegated Isthmian League Premier Division club.

EBBSFLEET UNITED manager Danny Seale has retained goalkeeper Mark Cousins, 37, central midfielders Josh Wright, 34 and Ben Chapman, 25, and strikers Greg Cundle, 27 and Craig Tanner, 29.

ERITH & BELVEDERE joint-managers Jamie Phipps and Billy Hamlin have unveiled the return of striker Danny Lear, while the relegated Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division outfit have sent out free season tickets to schoolkids in the Borough’s of Bexley, Greenwich, Bromley and Dartford in a bid to improve attendances at Park View Road next season.

ERITH TOWN manager Adam Woodward has appointed former Phoenix Sports man Anthony Gradley as his new first-team coach as the club embarks on its maiden Isthmian League South East Division campaign.

The Dockers have retained the services of Alan Foreman (first team coach), Russell Bedford (assistant manager) and Wayne Foreman (goalkeeper coach) and Dean Lee (director of football) and Aaron Jeffrey (player-assistant manager).

FAVERSHAM TOWN manager Tommy Warrilow has retained striker Stefan Payne, 32, after scoring 37 goals for the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side last season.  The Lilywhites have snapped up two former Hythe Town players in the shape of holding midfielder Frannie Collin, 37, and targetman Johan Caney-Bryan.   Tariq Ossai is staying at Salters Lane.

FOLKESTONE INVICTA manager Andy Drury has signed former Bognor Regis Town striker Dan Smith, 24 and former Worthing winger Joan Luque, 31.

GILLINGHAM manager Mark Bonner has completed the signing of Accrington Stanley winger Jack Nolan, 23, for an undisclosed transfer fee.

Newly-appointed Bonner, has appointed his management team with Anthony Hayes (assistant), Peter Gill (coach), while former Dartford goalkeeper Deren Ibrahim retains the goalkeeper coach role at the League Two club.

HOLMESDALE newly-appointed manager Reece Parara has retained goalkeeper Cameron Hall, midfielder Sam Bayford and Tony Musoke.

HYTHE TOWN’S newly-appointed manager Sammy Moore has retained centre-half Lex Allan and Harry Rowland.

LORDSWOOD manager Nicky Southall has retained David Chandler, Nico Cotton, Jamie Graham, George Miles, Charlie Plummer and Jacob Strouts.

LYDD TOWN manager Scott Porter has signed former Holmesdale goalkeeper Liam Northwood and former Crowborough Athletic right-back Jack Mayhew, 26.

MAIDSTONE UNITED manager George Elokobi has retained the versatile Bivesh Gurung, 22, centre-back Harry Kyprianou, 27, and has re-signed former Doncaster Rovers right-back Charlie Seaman, 24.

MARGATE’S newly-appointed manager Ben Greenhalgh has appointed defender Tyrone Sterling, 36, as player-coach as the relegated club embark on next season’s Isthmian League South East Division campaign.  Margate have also retained Iraq-born midfielder Yaser Kasim, 33 and have signed highly-rated former Corinthian midfielder Brandon Davey and former Erith & Belvedere left-back Craig Ross.

PHOENIX SPORTS’ newly-appointed boss Keith McMahon has signed former Beckenham Town targetman Alfie Bloomfield, former West Essex midfielder Darnel Blomfield, central midfielder Jaiden Chang-Brown, former Tilbury attacking midfielder Harvey Browne, attacker Seye Okunlola, former Metropolitan Police centre-half Marcus Travers and left-back Valentino Alazeni.

RUSTHALL manager Jimmy Anderson has re-signed Callum Adonis-Taylor, Louis Anderson, Charlie Clover (Corinthian), Jesse Hammond, Frank Little and Dylan Riches.

SEVENOAKS TOWN have confirmed the departure of Kieron Cadogan.

SHEPPEY UNITED manager Ernie Batten has re-signed former Hythe Town central midfielder Joshua Wisson and has retained striker Javaun Splatt.  Jamie Taylor, meanwhile, has departed the Isthmian League South East Division club.

SITTINGBOURNE manager Ryan Maxwell has unveiled the arrival of former Sheppey United holding midfielder Richard Hamill.

SNODLAND TOWN newly-appointed manager Byron Walker has snapped up midfielder Finlay Burchatt, right-back Liam Cormack and striker Stanley Oldfield.

SUTTON ATHLETIC manager Ryan Huckle has appointed Marlon Button (assistant manager), Dan Edwards (coach) and Prince Nwaiwu (coach).  The Hextable based Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division outfit have appointed Joe Kelly to manage their under 23 side, with Rhys Draper assisting him.

TONBRIDGE ANGELS manager Jay Saunders has signed three defensive minded players with former Colchester United centre-half Ronny Nelson, 20, former King’s Lynn left-back Tom Clifford, 25, and former Welling United right-back Crossley Lema, 25, signing for the National League South outfit.

VCD ATHLETIC joint-managers Ross Baker and Danny Joy have retained Charlie Heatley.

WELLING UNITED boss Rod Stringer has unveiled the arrival of former Chelmsford City centre-half Dave Winfield, 36 and former Wingate & Finchley striker Anointed Chukwu, 23.

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Last Updated:  13:40 – Friday 7 June 2024