Soccer Shorts: Bromley sell Kellen Fisher to Norwich City; Lydd Town sign Sam Adams from Hastings United while Ramsgate pull off Lee Martin and Jordan Green transfer coups and Chris Dickson returns to Erith & Belvedere

Friday 16th June 2023

Here are this weekend’s Soccer Shorts articles

ASHFORD UNITED newly-appointed manager Kevin Watson has signed former Folkestone Invicta attacker Ian Draycott, 34.

BEARSTED manager Kevin Stevens has brought midfielder Alex Brown to the club and striker Andy Irvine has been retained.

BROMLEY manager Andy Woodman has sold Academy graduate Kellen Fisher, 19 to EFL Championship side Norwich City for an undisclosed transfer fee.

The defender scooped the Supporters’ Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year Award after making 25 appearances for the National League club, also picking up the Non-League Paper Young Player of the Year award too.

Meanwhile, centre-half Omar Sowunmi, 27, has turned down a new contract and has signed for EFL League Two side Sutton United.

CRAY VALLEY newly-appointed manager Steve McKimm has retained Sonny Black and Tom Chambers.

CRAY WANDERERS manager Neil Smith has signed centre-back Cameron Black, 20, on a season long loan from National League side Dorking Wanderers, while former Dulwich Hamlet attacker George Porter, 30, has returned to play for the Wands, his first club of his career.

Left-back Jamie Mascoll, 26, has signed from Hornchurch, right-back Archy Taylor has also signed for the Isthmian Premier Division club.

Defensive minded pair David Ijaya, Mitchell Chapman, have been retained.

DARTFORD manager Alan Dowson has handed George Whitefield, Jayden Boulton and Olly Box deals having impressed under Academy manager Ben Greenhalgh last season.

The National League South side have also snapped up former Concord Rangers goalkeeper Mitchell Beeney, 27, and winger Brandon Barzey, 23, arrives from their league rivals Hampton & Richmond Borough, and midfielder Tyrell Miller-Rodney, 29, arrives from Havant & Waterlooville.

DOVER ATHLETIC manager Mitch Brundle has unveiled the signing of former Slough Town forward Imran Kayani, 21.

DULWICH HAMLET boss Haken Hayrettin has returned to his former club to snap-up defender Jerome Binnom-Williams, 28, from Maidstone United and centre-half Michael Chambers, 28, has returned to Champion Hill after leaving Billericay Town, while the Essex outfit have snapped up left-back Jay Porter from Bishop’s Stortford.

EBBSFLEET UNITED have confirmed the departure of midfielder Christian N’guessan, 24, who has opted for a move to an EFL club, having turned down an offer to stay at the newly-promoted National League club.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Chris Haigh, 26, goalkeeper Harrison Firth, 19, have both been retained and will be looking to go out on loan next season, with Mark Cousins’ first choice at Stonebridge Road.

Striker Shaq Coulthirst, 28, defender Haydn Hollis, 30, have also signed a contracts to stay with the National League South champions.

ERITH & BELVEDERE manager Matt Longhurst has signed former Hornchurch striker Chris Dickson, 38.  Dickson scored 37 goals from 69 starts for the club in two previous spells at Park View Road.

HERNE BAY newly-appointed manager Steve Lovell has signed former Margate winger Troy Howard, Archie Burnett, Daniel Haastrup, Sammi Takaloo, Jack Richards, Gil Carvalho and Harry Brown.

HYTHE TOWN boss Steven Watt has signed former Welling United right-back Aaron Barnes, 26 and former Sheppey United winger Bradley Schafer, while centre-half Jason Fregene has departed Reachfields Stadium this summer to sign for Paul Barnes’ Hastings United.

LYDD TOWN boss Mikey Doyle has signed former Hastings United attacking midfielder Sam Adams to the newly-promoted Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division club.

MARGATE manager Reece Prestedge has retained striker Harvey Smith and has signed former Beckenham Town left-back Archie Johnson, 25.

PHOENIX SPORTS boss Steve O’Boyle has confirmed the departure of striker Francis Babalola ahead of the promoted club’s Isthmian League South East Division return.

PUNJAB UNITED manager Chipie Sian has retained striker and newly-appointed player-coach Paul Vines, who has said next season will be his last.  The Gravesend-based Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side have also retained Jack Arnold, Rilwan Anibaba, Jack Barry, Jordan Campbell, Lea Dawson, Andrew Dythe, Chris Edwards, Dylan Gilbert, Michael Hagan, Jayden Hussain, Emiliano Hysi, Stephen Ratcliff and Arun Suman.

RAMSGATE manager Ben Smith has unveiled the signing of former Dover Athletic attacking midfielder Lee Martin, 36 and former Gillingham winger Jordan Green, 28, as he prepares for his first season in charge of last season’s Isthmian League South East Division runners-up.

SITTINGBOURNE manager Ryan Maxwell has retained Correy Davidson.

SNODLAND TOWN manager Luke Wallond has signed former Ashford United midfielder Henry Muggeridge, former Whitehawk striker Malachi Hudson and has signed a couple of players from Tunbridge Wells in centre-half Robbie Bissett and central midfielder Connor Pring.  Full-back Renford Tenyue, meanwhile, has signed from Sheppey United and attacker Edd Mbango has arrived from Tooting Bec.

The newly-promoted Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side have retained goalkeeper Shaun Wicks, defender Ryan Cheek and the versatile Dan Ashton.

VCD ATHLETIC joint-managers Ross Baker and Danny Joy have announced the arrivals of Michael Fenn, Jeff Duah-Kessie, Leken Osideko and Nathan Palmer, while Michael Aziya has been retained by the relegated Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division club.

WELLING UNITED have confirmed the departure of Taylor Maloney, who scored 12 goals for the National League South side last season.

WHITSTABLE TOWN manager Marcel Nimani has signed Eri Oluwa Akintimehin, Josh Williams and Tyler Anderson.

Last Updated:  18:45 – Saturday 17 June 2023