Soccer Shorts: Greeenwich Borough have been served notice in accordance of their lease agreement with the owners of Badgers Sports Ground and have been evicted due to not paying their rent
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BROMLEY have confirmed that centre-half Roger Johnson, 36, central midfielders Frankie Sutherland and Aiden Enver have all been released by the Vanarama National League club.
Neil Smith had earlier released Richard Brindley, David Gregory, Joe Quigley, Kyle De Silva and Reece Meekums.
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE have signed goalkeeper Joshua Strizovic from Vanarama National League South side Maidstone United.
DULWICH VILLAGE have appointed Wilson Frimpong as their new manager, taking over from Daniel Mascoll at the beginning of next season.
“Thanks Daniel for all his hard work. He’ll still play an important role, helping take our clubs plans forward,” said a club statement.
“Kevin Rennie will be taking over the role as manager of our men’s second team. Kevin has been with the club for many years and will do a great job.”
GILLINGHAM have confirmed that first year professionals Ryan Huckle, 19, and goalkeeper Louie Catherall, 19, have been released by the Sky Bet League One club.
GREENWICH BOROUGH begin the search for a new ground to play Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division football next season after being evicted by the owners of the Badgers Sports Ground in Eltham.
The club suffered relegation after finishing at the bottom of the Bostik South East Division last season and will need to find a new ground to play at due to not paying their rent.
“Please note that Greenwich Borough FC and their associated management have been served notice in accordance of their lease agreement with the owners of Badgers Sports Ground and have been evicted from the premises with immediate effect,” said a statement.
HAWKINGE TOWN begin the search for a new management team after revealing that Damian Abel and Dom Castle have left the club.
“The club thank them both for their tremendous efforts maintaining their Kent County League Premier Division status and will now focus on appointing a new management team to take the club forward,” said a club statement.
LONG LANE have appointed a new joint-management team of John Coopen and Dominic Welch.
MARGATE have released Frannie Collin, Alex Flisher, Tom Mills and Jack Paxman but Ben Swift and Jordan Robins are staying put at the Bostik Premier Division club.
MILLWALL have confirmed their retained list with The EFL.
Jordan Archer, Tom King, Sid Nelson, Conor McLaughlin and Ryan Tunnicliffe have all been informed that their contracts will not be renewed by the Sky Bet League One club.
David Martin and Lee Gregory, whose contracts also expire on 30 June, have been offered fresh terms, although the latter has informed Millwall of his intention to search for a new club.
Ben Marshall and Ben Amos have returned to their parent clubs, Norwich City and Bolton Wanderers respectively, while fellow loanee Alex Pearce will join Millwall on a permanent basis from July 1st.
Both Tom Elliott and Steve Morison have had clauses activated meaning they are under contract for 2019/20.
Harry Donovan, Lewis White, Mason Saunders-Henry, Mich’el Parker, Jethro Hanson, Rob Harvey, Joe Wicks and Lazar Stojsavljevic, all from the club’s Under 23 side, will be released at the end of their current contracts.
The club has activated options in contracts for Jesse Debrah and Isaac Olaofe. Ryan Sandford has been offered fresh terms while Danny McNamara recently signed a new contract.
NEW ROMNEY goalkeeper Paul Egan apologised for his performance that saw his side thrashed 5-2 by lower-league opposition in the shape of Chipstead in the Kent County League Inter-Regional Challenge Cup Final on Tuesday night.
Division One West Chipstead were 5-0 up before Dave Johncock’s Kent County Premier Division side pulled two goals back through Roy Godden and Billy Wier-Somervilee inside the final 20 minutes and Egan took to Twitter to issue an apology.
“We let everyone down end off! Gutted is a massive understatement and I hope my hands up, I wasn’t good enough for the management, the supporters and players. I haven’t a clue where to go from here, few days, big decisions.”
PHOENIX SPORTS have confirmed that Kenny Aileru, Ollie Andrews, Jack Barry, Lee Bird, Zak Bryon, Lewis Clark, Jeff Duah-Kessie, Andrew Dythe, Jack Hopkins, Steve Phillips, Ashley Probets, Ryan Solan and George Whitelock will be staying at the Bostik South East Division club next season.
SNODLAND TOWN have confirmed that joint-managers Simon Austin and Kane Rice are to remain at the club next season.
The pair guided the club to a bottom-four finish in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division last season.
“We came to the club in difficult circumstances, but with a very, very clear objective,” Austin told www.snodlandtownfc.org.
“We started off and assessed a range of things: players, up-coming games, training, set up and professionalism.
“We were very aware given the situation the club found themselves in that we had to make a big and immediate impact. We made our decisions based on a variety of information as well as our own judgements on what was needed – data can only take you so far.
“We watched Snodland games and created player packs. Reviewed that with the current group we had at Kings Hill. Reviewed those against the first set of games and how we would work that best to start picking up points straight away.
“We both feel that as the seasons comes to a close our decisions were correct as ultimately, we’ve stayed in the division. That’s not to say that it played out perfectly. We did lose some players that we wanted to keep, and we dropped more points from winning positions that we would expect too.
“We didn’t just want to stay up though, we really wanted to use the time to begin to look at and assess the league, the successful teams and why they are up there, players, officials, facilities etc. to start to build towards next season.
“We’ve tried a few things out in terms of shape, personnel, approach etc. which may have resulted in some of the dropped points, but it was a conscious decision made and one we could afford ourselves once we knew we were safe from relegation.
“The current squad has shown it can compete at this level, there has been some really impressive performances, and stylish football played which is pleasing for this is how we want to set ourselves up.
“We cannot sit still though and want to continue to improve (on the pitch) as do the club (off the pitch). We will be looking to continue to work with our squad to develop and grow, as well as looking to add to the group with the right new faces. This is not just the playing side, we have to look at ourselves as a management team to develop and improve and will be looking to make some changes over the summer.
“We have moved the club forwards and believe in setting ourselves up in the most professional way you can, which has been fully supported by the club. We all know what we’d do with a eutopia, but it is about ensuring we are tailored with the resources available achieve and maintain the highest levels you can.
“We would like to thank our whole management team for the effort, support and excellence provided during the course of the season.
“Kane and I and the whole management team have been made to feel very welcome by everyone associated with the club. During our original discussions, commitments were made by both sides and as the seasons comes to an end, I can say that these commitments have been kept.
“Personally speaking the working relationship between the club and Kane and I has started very well.
“Lastly and great news, a fantastic achievement by all behind the scenes with the development of the ground works. It will add to the already impressive facilities for a club at this level.”
TONBRIDGE ANGELS pair James Folkes and D’Sean Theobalds have both been selected for the Middlesex Wanderers’ squad to play in Jersey this month.
The Wanderers have accepted an invitation from the Jersey FA to take part in the Jackson’s International Trophy.
All fixtures will take place at Springfield Stadium, Saint Heiler, Jersey and Middlesex Wanderers are lined up to play Jersey (23 May); Ireland (25 May) and Northern Ireland (26 May).
WELLING UNITED winger Nassim L’Ghoul has revealed on Twitter that he has left Park View Road.
Steve King guided the club to the Vanarama National League South Promotion Final when they lost 1-0 at Woking last Sunday. Armani Little’s 42nd minute free-kick ensured Alan Dowson’s side will be playing top flight non-league football next season.
“I just want to thank my coach, all my team mates and the staff of Welling United,” the Frenchman said on Twitter.
“You all have been great and always there for me. I really appreciate it and I’m proud of being part of this team this season with you guys. Now it’s time to move forward to aim for bigger goals!”
WHITSTABLE TOWN manager Lloyd Blackman has unveiled the signings of Luke Girt (Sheppey United), Jake MacKenzie (Ramsgate) and Osman Proni (Sevenoaks Town).
Dan Eason, Tom Bryant, Taylor Fisher, John Walker, Connor Sanders, Steve Smith and Harry Stannard have all been retained but Stuart West has been released.
Blackman told www.whitstabletownfc.co.uk: “It’s been a very busy period and the phone has been glued to my ear. Player retention, meeting possible signings as well as arranging pre-season friendlies have taken up a large amount of time.
“I’m still speaking to other members of the squad and hope to have more players agree to remain at Whitstable next season.
“Myself and my coaching staff are in constant communication and whilst the players rest and recuperate, there is no doubt that this is the busiest period for the backroom staff and with further meetings scheduled, I hope to have more next of incoming players very soon.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Stuart West for all his hard work and time at Whitstable Town. He leaves with our best wishes and appreciation.”