Soccer Shorts: VCD Athletic sign Connor Dymond, Margate name Adam Flanagan as assistant manager, while Deal Town sign defenders Jack Paxman and Josh Vincent and several players leave Snodland Town

Saturday 15th June 2024

Here is this week’s Summer transfer news...

ASHFORD UNITED newly-appointed manager Danny Kedwell has unveiled the signing of former Folkestone Invicta centre-back Will Moses, 21 and former Cray Wanderers striker Gary Lockyer has returned to Homelands for his third spell.

BEARSTED manager Kevin Stevens has signed former Glebe winger Jason Banton.

BECKENHAM TOWN manager Darren Anslow has re-signed winger Tyler Anderson from Whitstable Town and winger Jamarie Brissett following a spell with Westfield. Winger Steve Townsend has been retained and former Broadbridge Heath full-back Gideon Acheampong, Ashford Town (Middlesex) left-back or centre-half Ahkeem Belford have signed for the reprieved Isthmian League South East Division side.

CANTERBURY CITY boss Dan Lawrence has retained Muhammed Chan, Luke Illsley, Joe Nelder and Harry Sikirwayi.

CHARLTON ATHLETIC manager Nathan Jones has made former Cambridge United goalkeeper Will Mannion, 26, his first summer signing for the League One club.

CHATHAM TOWN manager Kevin Hake has signed former Dover Athletic left-back Bailey Akehurst, 20, former Dover Athletic centre-half Charlie Naylor, 23, former Whitehawk central midfielder Charlie Harris, 28, former Canvey Island striker Bradley Sach, 23 and former Aldershot Town midfielder Stuart O’Keefe, 33.

CRAY WANDERERS manager Neil Smith has retained Tom Bonner, Nyren Clunis, Anthony Cook, David Ijaha and Shaun Rowley, while Kent County League Premier Division side Bexley will be sharing the Wands’ new Flamingo Park stadium next season.

CROYDON newly-appointed manager Antonio Gonnella has signed former Tooting Bec and Snodland Town winger Ed Mbango.  The Southern Counties East Football League First Division side have retained Jordan Anderson, James Ayetine, Lauris Chin, Ulrich Fischer, Sam Hughes-Penny, Cameron McGovern, Pat McKay, Aaron Reber, Kieran Rufus, David Green and Richard White.

DEAL TOWN boss Steve King has signed former Ramsgate full-back Jack Paxman and Faversham Town centre-half Josh Vincent ahead of their maiden Isthmian League South East Division campaign, while striker Connor Coyne has departed and signed for Canterbury City.

DOVER ATHLETIC manager Jake Leberl has snapped up former Whitehawk defensive pair, Joe Tennant and Luca Cocoracchio, 21.

EBBSFLEET UNITED manager Danny Searle has signed former Sutton United centre-back Louis John, 30. Striker, Darren McQueen, 29, has departed Stonebridge Road this summer and has joined newly-promoted National League South side Hornchurch.

ERITH & BELVEDERE joint-managers Billy Hamlin and Jamie Phipps have retained centre-half Robert Strachan ahead of their return to the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division following relegation.

ERITH TOWN manager Adam Woodward has signed former Glebe goalkeeper Nathan Edwards, former Phoenix Sports midfield pair Bertie Valler and Leo Mazzone and left-back Andrew Dythe from Punjab United.

Tom Ash, George Goodwin, Aaron Jeffrey (player-coach) Jake Lovell, Ryan Mahal, Ladic Malconian, James Miles, Ollie Milton, Tommy Taylor and Tom Walters have all been retained for the newly-promoted Isthmian League South East Division club and treble trophy winners.

FAVERSHAM STRIKE FORCE have appointed former Whitstable Town coach Craig Coles as their new head coach.  The Southern Counties East Football League First Division side have snapped up former K Sports, Lordswood and Sheppey United striker Alex Willis.

FAVERSHAM TOWN has signed the versatile former Snodland Town man Henry Muggeridge and former Folkestone Invicta centre-half Callum Davies, 31, and former Phoenix Sports attacker Tashi-Jay Kwayie. Connor Essam and Billy Bingham have both departed the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division outfit.

FOLKESTONE INVICTA manager Andy Drury has snapped up former Hayes & Yeading defender Marvel Ekpetita and former Sheppey United left-back Frankie Morgan.

GILLINGHAM manager Mark Bonner has signed Hackney-born winger Aaron Rowe, 23, having departed Huddersfield Town.

HOLLANDS & BLAIR boss Luke Jessup has signed former Whitstable Town winger Gus Barnes and centre-half Ashley Sains, holding midfielder George Monger and attacker Jordan Wells have arrived from league rivals Snodland Town.

HYTHE TOWN newly-appointed manager Sammy Moore has signed Louie Procopi (Ramsgate) and Josh Theobald. 

LARKFIELD & NEW Hythe manager Danny Lye has retained midfielders Joe Bingham, Jack Sammoutis and Jerome Wade ahead of the club’s maiden Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division campaign.  Centre-half Ryan Cheek has arrived from Corinthian, while Fraser Walker and Nathan Daly have been retained.

LORDSWOOD manager Nicky Southall has unveiled the signing of former Hythe Town midfielder Jarred Trespaderne and former Corinthian defender Harry Lashley.

LYDD TOWN boss Scott Porter has released Troy Howard, Jahmal King, Elliot Moore (Deal Town), Kane Penn, Jack Shonk, Craig Smith and Johan Ter-Horst.

The Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side have retained Sam Adams, Luke Burdon, Charlie Dickens, Ronnie Dolan, Billy Horley, Kenny Pogue, James Rogers, Calvin Sedenu, Ryan Smith, Tyler Sterling,  Charlie Webster, Harvey Welford and Tom Wynter.

MAIDSTONE UNITED manager George Elokobi has snapped up former Oxford City striker Pierre Fonkeu, 26, former Ebbsfleet United striker Shaquile Coulthirst, 29, and former Chelmsford City midfielder Ben Brookes, 23.  The National League South club have retained defender Sam Smith, 20.

MARGATE newly-appointed manager Ben Greenhalgh has brought former Sheppey United winger James Bessey-Saldanha, 28, back to Hartsdown Park and former Dartford goalkeeper Tom Wray, 21, while Adam Flanagan has been appointed assistant manager.

PHOENIX SPORTS newly-appointed manager Keith McMahon has snapped up former Sittingbourne goalkeeper Matt Cafer, 29, attacking midfielder Jack Marney, striker Reece Jacobs and former Southall defender Kevin Diomande.

RUSTHALL manager Jimmy Anderson has re-signed centre-half Robbie Bissett following his departure from league rivals Snodland Town.

SHEPPEY UNITED manager Ernie Batten has retained centre-half Lekan Majoyegbe, 22 and goalkeeper Aiden Prall, while the versatile Connor Wilkins has departed Holm Park this summer.

SHEPPEY SPORTS joint-managers George and Ian Batten have appointed Scott Penfold as their new assistant manager and Aaron Gray as coach.

SITTINGBOURNE manager Ryan Maxwell has signed former Bishop’s Stortford midfielder Codey Cosgrave, 18.

SPORTING CLUB Thamesmead have appointed Alex White and Ryan Watts as joint-managers on 1 June.

SUTTON ATHLETIC boss Ryan Huckle has signed Junior Baker, Mustafa Hashemi, Alfie Hawkins, Sam Huckle, Dane Luchford, Harry Mark, Lewis McIntyre, Danny Powell, Jedd Smith, Toby Waller and Dominic Wynter-Stephens.

TONBRIDGE ANGELS manager Jay Saunders has signed former Leatherhead striker Trevan Robinson, 21,  Midfielder, Jermey Santos, 21, meanwhile, has made his move from Charlton Athletic permanent.

VCD ATHLETIC joint-managers Ross Baker and Danny Joy have signed holding midfielder Connor Dymond, 29, from league rivals Hollands & Blair.

WELLING UNITED manager Rod Stringer says he is in negotiations with Lachlan Byrd, Anthony Grant, Reice Charles-Cook and Anthony Papadopoulous about new deals for next season’s National League South campaign.

Joe Ellul, Cameron Green, Luke Holness, Crossley Lema, Will Wood and Lewis White have all departed Park View Road this summer.

WELLING TOWN manager Kevin Oakes has appointed Ashley King, Pete Berridge and Ryan Pay to be his new management team following relegation to the Southern Counties East Football League First Division.

Last Updated:  17:17 – Saturday 15 June 2024