Soccer Shorts: Great to be back but now the hard work starts, says Holmesdale boss Lee Roots

Monday 08th July 2019

Here are tonight’s Soccer Shorts articles


ASHFORD UNITED manager Tommy Warrilow has unveiled the signing of former Dover Athletic striker David Smith, but centre-half Afolabi Coker has left Homelands Stadium to sign for National League South side Wealdstone.

CRAY WANDERERS manager Tony Russell has retained the services of Donnell Anderson, Tom Carlse, Karl Dent, Charles Etumnu, Jerome Federico, Jay Leader, Lee Lewis, Mitchell Nelson, Freddie Parker, Tom Phipp, Bradley Pritchard, Aaron Rhule, Joe Taylor and Barney Williams ahead of their return to the Isthmian Premier Division.

CROWBOROUGH ATHLETIC manager Sean Muggeridge has re-signed striker Chris Ransome.  Since leaving his home town club five years ago, he has played for Peacehaven & Telscombe, Redhill and Lingfield.

DULWICH HAMLET manager Gavin Rose has unveiled the signing of former Welling United central midfielder David Ijaha, 29.

FAVERSHAM TOWN centre-half Ryan Huckle was part of the Lilywhites side that were thrashed 9-1 at home to his former club at the weekend.

“Ninety minutes in the bank against a strong Gillingham side,” Huckle said on Twitter.

“A strange feeling to play the club I’ve been at for six years and that made me into the player I am today.  Nice to be back in Faversham Town colours and score.  I wish Gillingham all the best for the campaign ahead.”

FC HALIFAX TOWN have unveiled the signing of former Dover Athletic striker Tobi Sho-Silva, 24.

HOLMESDALE manager Lee Roots has signed centre-half Tamer Bilal, midfielder Yacine Ganore and midfielder John Burtonshaw. 

Roots, who spent last season with their Southern Counties East Football League First Division rivals Forest Hill Park, used 23 players during their 3-1 defeat to Lordswood at the weekend.

“Great to be back at it with the players for a match-day.  Twenty-three players were given minutes and a pleasing performance to build on. Now the serious work starts,” Roots said on Twitter.

MARGATE manager Jay Saunders has unveiled the signing of striker Kudus Oyenuga.

The 26-year-old joins the Isthmian Premier Division club from Saturday’s opponents Welling United.

He spent seven years in the Tottenham Hotspur youth system and has played in Finland and Qatar and had several spells in the top two tiers in Scotland.

During the past 12 months he has signed for Dartford and spent a loan spell at Haringey Borough and is described as a pacey and direct forward.

SHEPPEY UNITED manager Ernie Batten has signed versatile defender Lewis Mingle and winger Nodirbek Bobomurodov from Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall respectively.