Soccer Shorts: Hythe Town boss Steven Watt hands striker Frannie Collin player-coach role while ex Glebe manager Anwar Uddin appointed to FA Council

Wednesday 21st July 2021

Here are some recent transfer news snippets


BECKENHAM TOWN manager Jason Huntley has brought three players back to Eden Park Avenue.

Goalkeeper Nick Blue has returned, following spells at Glebe, Cray Wanderers (where he won the Isthmian League South East Division title in 2019) and VCD Athletic.

Midfielder Nick Curran and attacker Damien Ramsamy have also returned to the club ahead of their Combined Counties League Premier Division South maiden campaign.

CRAY VALLEY (Paper Mills) assistant manager Tommy Osborne has seen his side pick up some injuries during pre-season.

“We have had a few injuries this pre-season, which obviously hasn’t been ideal but the knocks are all relatively short-term,” Osborn told the club website.

“Ryan James is looking at around two weeks.  Chris Lewington and Conor Dymond, who both suffered nasty cuts against Concord, have been stitched up now, so depending on how quickly they heal will determine when they’ll be available, fingers crossed it will be sooner rather than later.”

However, midfielder Jack Sammoutis and left-back Nathaniel Blanks are returning to fitness following lengthy spells out.

“Having Jack and Nathaniel back is like having two new signings at the club,” added Osborne.

“You could see at Aveley that Jack’s confidence to get on the ball and get us playing can be a massive plus for us this season.

“Blanksy played his first 45 minutes for over a year and he will have the opportunity to get more minutes in the remaining pre-season games, which again is such a positive for the club as we believe he can be a real leader for us this season.”

Looking ahead of their opening Isthmian League South East Division game of the season, Osborne added: “We feel, come 14th August when we face Whitehawk, we’ll be in a position to go into that first league game full of confidence and be very competitive in all competitions this season.”

CRAY WANDERERS manager Danny Kedwell latest batch of signings are of a youthful nature.

Midfielder Cameron Brodie on a season long loan deal from Vanarama National League South side Dartford.

Midfielders Max Gayle, Lee Lewis and Emanuel Oduguwa have also signed Isthmian League forms having impressed within the clubs ranks last season and left-back Abdul Saccoh has also been signed, having impressed Kedwell during pre-season.

ERITH & BELVEDERE joint-managers Danny Murphy and Marlon Patterson have enticed former Haywards Heath Town striker Samuel Ogunseye to drop down a level to sign for the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division club.

GLEBE chairman Rocky McMillan has offered his"massive congratulations to former manager Anwar Uddin, who has been appointed to the FA Council.

"Anwar will become the first British South Asian ex-player in FA Council history.  He's done great work as the #FansForDiversity campaign manager," said McMillan.

Uddin, 39, who is currently assistant manager at Vanarama National League side Aldershot Town, added: "I'm delighted to be joining The FA Council as the National Game and Communities rep and now looking forward to the challenges ahead.  It's an absolute privilege."

Meanwhile, Glebe's current manager, Harry Hudson, has signed midfielder Ainsley Everett and striker Charlie Penny.

HERNE BAY manager Ben Smith has signed former Sittingbourne goalkeeper Jordan Perrin, 21.

“Delighted to bring Jordan to the club,” Smith told Herne Bay’s website.

“He comes in with good experience for someone that’s only 21, having been ever-present in the Sittingbourne side over the past two seasons, captaining the side and becoming a firm fans’ favourite down there.

“He has massive potential in the game and shares the ambition that we have at the club. I’m sure he can hit the ground running and kick on with us at Herne Bay.”

HYTHE TOWN manager Steven Watt has signed former Bedfont Sports winger Jordan Sarfo and former Maidstone United midfielder Jacob Gilbert.

The Isthmian League South East Division side have also appointed striker Frannie Collin, 34, as player-coach going into the new season.

LARKFIELD & NEW Hythe manager Kris Browning has appointed Richard Butler to manage their reserve side in the Kent County League Division Three Central & East.

PUNJAB UNITED manager Chipie Sian has signed former Corinthian winger Jordan Campbell and striker Chandler Kasai returns to the club from Lordswood.

Warren Beattie, 18, and Sarven Mahey, 16, have also signed Southern Counties East Football League forms for the Gravesend-based Premier Division club.

ROCHESTER UNITED manager Phil Miles has made several summer signings ahead of his first game in charge of the Southern Counties East Football League First Division club.

Drew Graham, Sam Miles, Emilio Regini-Moran, Liam Wilkins, Harrison Hume, Ben Wyness, Robbie Summerhayes, Lewis Wood (not the former Cray Wanderers man), George Surrey and Ashley Cooper are the latest batch to have put pen to paper to sign for the Rede Court Road outfit.

RUSTHALL manager Jimmy Anderson has signed midfielder Stephen Ikpeme ahead of their Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division return.

SHEPPEY UNITED manager Ernie Batten has retained Adam Molloy, Lex Allen, Jahmal Howlett-Mundle, Dan Birch, Renford Tenyue, Richie Hamill, Ryan Freeman, Connor Wilkins, Billy Bennett, Sami Meziane and Jack Midson.

The Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division club have also welcomed new signings Taurean Roberts, Kane Phillip, Tom Fitzgerald, Ashley Sains, James Jeffery, Danny Smith, Ben Wilson, Michael Hagan, Liam Northwood and De Niro Pinto to Holm Park.

SNODLAND TOWN manager Luke Wallond has retained Andre Trenton, Brad Webb, Sam Winch, Reece Hunt, Dan Ashton Omar El Mantawy, Shaun Wicks, Ed Rosetti, Shane McNaught and Scott Higgins.

The Southern Counties East Football League First Division side has signed striker Lee Friend, attacker Ted Hodges as well as midfielder James Stewart and defenders Ben Holder, Jordan Payne and Connor Morgan.

WELLING UNITED manager Steve Lovell has signed former Sutton United centre-back Bradley Pearce, 22, ahead of their Vanarama National League South campaign.