Soccer Shorts: Dover Athletic boss Andy Hessenthaler brings in Mitch Brundle as player-coach while Welling United snap up former Chesterfield striker Stefan Payne and Paul Lorraine joins Cray Valley management team

Friday 08th July 2022

Here are today's Soccer Shorts articles...

ASHFORD UNITED manager Tommy Warrilow has unveiled the signing of former Maldon & Tiptree midfielder Olumide Oluwatimilehin, 25.

CHATHAM TOWN boss Kevin Hake has completed the signing of former Glebe midfielder Ainsley Everett.

Meanwhile, youth team players Lewis Allan, Harry Beech, Harvey Broard, Freddie Bull, Kian Garlinge, Bethal Gboda and Callum Kirkwood-Slack have represented the first-team during pre-season games.

CRAY VALLEY (Paper Mills) manager Kevin Watson has appointed Paul Lorraine, 38, to join his management team.

Connor Dymond, Anthony Edgar, Denzel Gayle, Hassan Ibrahiym, Chris Lewington and Cem Tumkaya have been retained.

The Millers have signed former Barking left-back Barney Williams, 27, former Glebe centre-half Antone Douglas, 32, and former Kingstonian midfielder Kershaney Samuels, while defender Mohammed Oshilaja and midfielder Sonny Black were both playing for their Isthmian League South East Division rivals VCD Athletic last season.

Centre-half Alex Brefo, meanwhile, has departed and signed for newly-promoted Isthmian Premier Division side Hastings United.

CRAY WANDERERS boss Neil Smith has completed the signing of former Bowers & Pitsea full-back Alex Bentley, who returns for his second spell at the club.

CROWBOROUGH ATHLETIC manager Sean Muggeridge has retained captain Tom Boddy, who goes into his seventeenth season with the club and approaching 500 appearances.

DOVER ATHLETIC manager Andy Hessenthaler has appointed Mitch Brundle, 27, as his new player assistant manager, replacing Nicky Southall who has departed Crabble this summer.

The midfielder returns to the relegated National League club after leaving for Dagenham & Redbridge in the summer of 2019.

During his first spell with Dover Athletic, Brundle made 99 appearances and scored 14 goals in all competitions after arriving from Gateshead in May 2017.

He also captained the team and was named Supporters’ Player of the Year and Away Supporters’ Player of the Year at the end of the 2018-19 seasson.

Since leaving the Daggers, Brundle has played for Barnet and Farnborough.

Hessenthaler, meanwhile, has snapped up former Ebbsfleet United attacking midfielder Lee Martin, 35.

DULWICH HAMLET manager Gavin Rose has signed up goalkeeper Joe Osaghae, defenders Josh Hill, Jack Holland, Sanchez Ming, Nana Owusu, Ronnie Vint and striker Dan Smith ahead of their National League South campaign.

Holding midfielder, and dead-ball specialist, Frankie Raymond, 29, has signed after leaving National League side Boreham Wood and centre-back Will Wood, 25, has arrived following his departure from Ebbsfleet United.

FAVERSHAM TOWN joint-managers John Embery and Jermaine Darlington have unveiled the signing of former Woking attacking midfielder Nathan Wood, 22.

HOLMESDALE manager Lee Roots has signed former Stansfeld striker Lee Friend, defenders Tom Jewers and Dan Vaughan from Staines Town and Croydon respectively and Ben Delaney arrives at Oakley Road too.

LORDSWOOD manager Richard Dimmock has signed former Whitstable Town centre-half Junior Baker, 38, former Sporting Club Thamesmead midfielder David Jesus and two full-backs, Dennis Agbudume and James Teodorescu, who ended last season at their league rivals Welling Town and Holmesdale respectively.  Striker Nat Murray, meanwhile, has been retained.

MAIDSTONE UNITED manager Hakan Hayrettin has completed the signing of former Bromley striker James Alabi, 27.

MARGATE manager Andy Drury has made former Haringey Borough midfielder Adeyinka Cole, 27, his eighth summer arrival at Hartsdown Park.

RAMSGATE manager Steve Lovell has signed former Dover Athletic goalkeeper Josh Bexon, 24.

SEVENOAKS TOWN manager Harry Hudson has retained Yahya Bamba, Corey Holder, Sam Johnson, Frankie Sawyer, Tyler McCarthy and Bradley Wilson.

SHEPPEY UNITED manager Ernie Batten has unveiled the signing of former Fisher striker Nickal-David Luzolo and former Corinthian defender Lekan Majoyegbe, 20.

SITTINGBOURNE manager Nick Davis has snapped up former Walton Casuals midfielder Abdul Osman and former Faversham Town full-back Donvieve Jones, 22.  Jerry Puemo, a 23-year-old centre-half, has also signed and so has former Sheppey United winger Henry Dasofunjo, 26.

TONBRIDGE ANGELS manager Jay Saunders has signed attacking midfielder Fyn Rutherford, 17, from his former club Margate.

WELLING UNITED manager Warren Feeney has unveiled the arrival of former Chesterfield striker Stefan Payne, 30, and Chelsea goalkeeper Prince Adegoke, 18, has arrived on a season long loan from the Premier League club.

More to follow…

Last Updated:  12:30 - Saturday 9 July 2022