Soccer Shorts: Dover Athletic boss Mitch Brundle appoints Ricky Holmes as player-coach; Hythe Town sign striker Jake Embery, while Bexley sign Zak Byron and Jack Hopkins and Tunbridge Wells boss Luke Carpenter brings in a new coach and assistant

Saturday 08th July 2023

Here are this weekend’s Soccer Shorts articles

BEXLEY have signed a couple of former Phoenix Sports players in the shape of Zak Byron and Jack Hopkins.

BROMLEY manager Andy Woodman has unveiled the signing of former Yeovil Town goalkeeper Grant Smith, 29. 

Despite being offered new contracts, both goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook, 29, and Harry Forster, 23, have departed Hayes Lane with midfielder Forster joining League Two side Crawley Town for an undisclosed compensation fee.

CHATHAM TOWN manager Kevin Hake has signed wide midfielder Dominic Green, 34, winger Rashid Yussuff, 33, and former Haringey Borough striker Ben Allen, 22.

Defender Ezra Ikebuasi, 23, has left Harrow Borough to sign for the newly-promoted Isthmian League Premier Division side.

Two players have left Dartford, in the shape of central midfielder Cameron Brodie, 21, and full-back Kristian Campbell, 29, while Alex Brefo, 22, a former Hastings United centre-half, has also signed for the Maidstone Road outfit.

CRAY VALLEY (Paper Mills) manager Steve McKimm has signed two defenders from Chipstead in Jensen Grant, 32, and Teddy Perkins, 23. Former Whitehawk goalkeeper Sam Freeman, 32; former Enfield Town attacker Lyle Della-Verde, 28; former Faversham Town winger Michael Ademiluyi, 27; former Carshalton Athletic centre-half Arthur Lee, 31; have all put pen to paper to sign for the Isthmian League South East Division side.

CRAY WANDERERS manager Neil Smith has revealed that centre-half Jalen Jones has left the Isthmian League Premier Division club to sign for newly-promoted National League South side Aveley.

DARTFORD boss Alan Dowson has unveiled the signing of former Braintree Town centre-half Baris Altintop, 22. Meanwhile, striker Ashton Day has become the seventh Academy player to join the first team squad at the National League South club this summer.

DOVER ATHLETIC manager Mitch Brundle has signed former Farnborough striker Ricky Holmes, 36, and has been appointed player-coach for the National League South outfit.

EBBSFLEET UNITED manager Denis Kutrieb has sent goalkeeper Chris Haigh, 26, out to fellow newly-promoted National League side Oxford City on a season long loan.

ERITH TOWN boss Adam Woodward has added a trio of teenagers to his Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division squad in the shape of Tom Walters, joe Bermingham and Rowan Slater.

FISHER manager Ajay Ashanike has signed Joe Molloy, Liam Wilson, Pedro Miguel De Brito Moco, Jehovany Kinzonzi, Yousaf Mohamed and Joseph Koroma.

Midfielder Molloy has moved to London and has put pen to paper to sign for the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division club, having played for the likes of Torquay United, Bideford, Newton Abbott Spurs, Brixham Town and Buckland Athletic in the West Country.

Central defender Wilson has signed from Eastbourne Town, having also spent four years in Rhode Island and Iowa playing American college football.

Moco has departed Redhill and is returning for a second spell with Fisher, having also played in midfield for the club whilst on loan from Tooting & Mitcham United during the 2021-22 season.

Midfielder Mohamed has left Spartan South Midlands League side Arlesey Town.

Midfielder Kinzonzi, 20, has departed Thurlow Nunn League side Park View and also played for West Essex in the Essex Senior League last season.

Winger Koroma played for Bromley’s under 23 side last season.

FOLKESTONE INVICTA joint-managers Roland Edge and Micheal Everitt have unveiled the arrival of former Margate winger Adeyinka Cole, 28.

HYTHE TOWN manager Steven Watt has signed former Sheppey United striker Jake Embery, while Charles Noyelle has returned to Reachfields Stadium after a spell in America.

LYDD TOWN boss Mikey Doyle has unveiled the signing of former Folkestone Invicta man Robbie Dolan.

SHEPPEY UNITED manager Jack Midson has retained holding midfielder Josh Wisson and Ben Beard, 20.

SITTINGBOURNE manager Ryan Maxwell has signed former Beckenham Town attacker Alfie Bloomfield; former Hayes & Yeading Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Fischer.

TONBRIDGE ANGELS manager Jay Saunders has signed former Welling United striker Stefan Payne, 31.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS manager Luke Carpenter has appointed Steph Harper as his new assistant manager and Jonathan Shea as his new coach.  Former Phoenix Sports striker Luke Leppard has signed for the club.

VCD ATHLETIC joint-managers Ross Baker and Danny Joy have signed former Welling Town attacking midfielder Kweku Ansah.

WELLING TOWN joint-manager Neil Hunter has brought Seb Rowland to the club.

WELLING UNITED manager Danny Bloor has handed defender Taylor Curran, 23, a new contract.  The National League South club have also signed former Eastbourne Borough defender Mitchell Dickenson, 26.

Academy players Sam Bayford (midfielder), Ayo Lugboso (full-back), Donald Macauley, Cameron Andrews (midfielder) and Jack Church (defender) have also signed for the first-team.

Last Updated:  13:00 – Saturday 8 July 2023