Soccer Shorts: VCD Athletic sign striker Charlie MacDonald

Thursday 21st June 2018

Here are tonight's Soccer Shorts articles.

BECKENHAM TOWN have signed Stefan Cox, Danny Fitzsimons, Dean Carpenter, Michael McEntegart, Calum McGeehan and Nathan Paul.

CANTERBURY CITY have signed prolific striker Arlie Desanges from Erith & Belvedere, while Corey Walters-Wright has left the club to sign for Herne Bay. Patrick Nzuzi has signed for a professional club in Belgium after making 84 appearances for the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division club.

DARTFORD have unveiled the return of former Luton Town, Bromley and Hungerford Town striker Alex Wall, 27.

DULWICH HAMLET manager Gavin Rose and his management team have pledged their futures with the newly-promoted Vanarama National League South club.

Ten players have also committed their futures to the Imperial Fields outfit; Preston Edwards, Quade Taylor, Michael Chambers, Michael Onovwigun, Nathan Green, Ashley Carew, Sanchez Ming, Nyren Clunis, Dipo Akinyemi and Nathan Ferguson.

ERITH & BELVEDERE joint-managers Chris Cosgrove and Owen Jones have appointed Rob Curtis as player-coach.  George Jones, Chan Quan, Harry Harding, Jerome Wade, Dan Teeley, Jamal King, Dillon Green and Craig Healey have all agreed to sign for the club ahead of their second campaign in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division.

GLEBE have appointed Ahmet Akdag as their new first team coach to join Anwar Uddin, Peter Sweeney and Osei Sankofa in the dug-out.

GREENWICH BOROUGH have signed striker De’Jaune Taylor-Crossdale, midfielders Laurent Mendy and Amadu Waritay, winger Andrew Sesay, striker Kafele Morgan, Andrew Samuels and attacker Zach Dainkeh.

HERNE BAY joint-managers John Embery and Jermaine Darlington have appointed Tony Cornwell as their assistant manager.  He held the same role at Sittingbourne, where he was Nick Davis’ number two.

HYTHE TOWN have signed goalkeeper George Kamurasi, centre-half Ben Gorham, midfielder Jack Sammoutis and Junior Aikhionbare.

K SPORTS have lost the services of defenders Liam Dawson, Martin Di Fede and prolific striker Caine Smith, despite winning promotion to the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division for the first time. Manager Kris Browning has snapped up goalkeeper Adam Highstead.

MAIDSTONE UNITED have confirmed Alex Finney, 22, has re-signed for the club on a two-year contract.

MARGATE have confirmed that central defender Ben Swift, 21, has signed a new contract to stay at Hartsdown Park.

Joint-manager Mike Sandmann told  “Steve Brown and I are really pleased Ben Swift has decided to re-sign, he had options from clubs in the league above but wanted to be part of what we are trying to build here.”

“Ben is still only 21, so he’s another young player mixed in with the experience we already have at the club.

“Ben’s a good defender who will continue to improve the more games he plays. He took the opportunity given to him last season and remained a consistent in the side, until his injury late in the year.

“We are looking forward to getting started on his second and preparing for the upcoming season.”

Swift’s signing is another indication of the management duo’s ambition to inject younger players into an experienced squad.

Sandmann has popped along to the clubs under 23 trials last week and was happy with what he saw.

He said: “We have a lot of exciting young players who want to be a part of the club and this is evident from the recent Under 23s trials. 

“Browny and I are looking forward to having these young, hungry players that just want to improve and come into our first team. If they’re good enough, then they’ll be given the opportunity.”

RUSTHALL have appointed Alan Murray as first team coach.

SEVENOAKS TOWN have signed former Crowborough Athletic striker Zac Attwood.

SHEPPEY UNITED have unveiled the signing of holding midfielder Ollie Brown, 23, from Sittingbourne.

THAMESMEAD TOWN have lost the services of winger Ellis Green and striker Paul Vines to Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side Chatham Town, who have signed Ben Francis, James Fray, Tom Fitzgerald, Michael Hagan, Jack Mahoney, Matt Parsons, Nick Reeves and Jason Thompson.

TONBRIDGE ANGELS have confirmed that former Thurrock striker Joel Nouble will not be signing for the club due to “a change in personal circumstances would have resulted in travelling issues for matches and training.”

VCD ATHLETIC have snapped up former Cray Wanderers striker Charlie MacDonald, 37.  Manager Keith McMahon has also signed Alex Gaggin, Malachi Hudson and Jack Steventon.