Soccer Shorts: Ramsgate sign Sittingbourne defender Joe Ellul for an undisclosed transfer fee while striker Daniel Bradshaw departs Chatham Town

Friday 26th May 2023

Here are this weekend's Soccer Shorts articles, with summer transfer news.

ASHFORD UNITED boss Kevin Watson has signed former Ramsgate left-back Tom Carlse and former Herne Bay midfielder Connor Dymond.

BECKENHAM TOWN boss Jason Huntley has confirmed the departures of defender Harvey Brand (Ashford United), midfielder Freddie Cray, 25 (Erith & Belvedere) and attacker Jamarie Brissett (Sittingbourne).

BROMLEY manager Andy Woodman has handed new contracts to midfielders Mitchel Bergkamp, 24, and Ben Krauhaus, 18.

CHATHAM TOWN prolific striker Daniel Bradshaw has announced that he has left the newly-promoted Isthmian League Premier Division club.

CRAY VALLEY manager Tommy Osborne has retained Julien Anau, Sonny Black, Tom Chambers, Adam Coombes, Anthony Edgar, Denzel Gayle, Hassan Ibrahiym, Vinnie Medhurst, Kiki Oshilaja, Kershaney Samuels, Cem Tumkaya and Barney Williams.

CRAY WANDERERS manager Neil Smith has signed former Dulwich Hamlet pair, centre-half Jack Holland, 31, and central midfielder Frankie Raymond, 30 and former Tonbridge Angels striker Louis Collins, 21.

The Isthmian League Premier Division club have retained left-back (and player-coach) Sam Wood, 36, goalkeeper Shaun Rowley and striker Yahaya Bamba.

DARTFORD manager Alan Dowson has retained Jordan Wynter, Tommy Block, Marvin Herschel, Sam Odaudu, Maxwell Statham, Alex Wall, Luke Allen and Tom Wray.

The National League South club has signed striker Lewis Manor from relegated side Concord Rangers, striker Harvey Bradbury, 24, from Dorchester Town.

Centre-back Connor Essam, 30, has departed Princes Park this summer after making 108 appearances for the club in three seasons, citing growing work commitments and the recent arrival of his first child.

DEAL TOWN boss Steve King has retained Riley Alford, Ben Chapman, Tom Chapman, Connor Coyne, Alfie Foster, Alex Green, Jack Hanson, Liam Hark, Aaron Millbank, Billy Munday, Macauley Murray, Henry Newcombe, Jack Penny, Joe Reeves, Alex Smith, Kane Smith and Sam Taylor.

DULWICH HAMLET boss Hakan Hayrettin has released 15 players after the club suffered relegation from the National League South to the Isthmian Premier.

Will Wood (Welling United), Jack Holland (Cray Wanderers), Frankie Raymond (Cray Wanderers), Quade Taylor (Carshalton Athletic) and Johl Powell (Tonbridge Angels) have already found new clubs.

Kalvin Kalala, Nana Owusu, Aaron Jones, Andre Blackman, Omari Hibbert, Dan Smith, Josh Fawole, Ronnie Vint, Nebay Haile and Kristian Campbell have all left Champion Hill this summer.

Sanchez Ming and Danny Mills have both been retained, while Hayrettin is in discussions with Charlie Grainger, Cameron Thompson, George Porter, Joe Felix and Kreshnic Krasniqi about new deals for next season.

EBBSFLEET UNITED manager Dennis Kutrieb has retained defender Luke O’Neill, 31, versatile Franklin Domi, 22, midfielder Toby Edser, 24.

ERITH & BELVEDERE manager Matt Longhurst has retained Prince Domafriyie and  Jude Russell and has signed midfielder Jerson Dos Santos.

FAVERSHAM TOWN manager Sammy Moore has signed winger Jefferson Aibangbee on a season-long loan from Sheppey United.

HOLMESDALE joint-managers Tony Beckingham and Andy Constable have signed former Erith & Belvedere left-back Anthony Morrison, winger James Hawkins, targetman Wale Odedoyin and his central defensive brother Tola.

Midfielder Rory Ward has returned to the club, having spent last season at Erith & Belvedere.

The pair have also retained goalkeeper James Boughtflower and the versatile captain James Shield -  but winger Kameiko Pope-Campbell, 26, has left Oakley Road.

HYTHE TOWN boss Steven Watt has signed former Margate defender Taylor Fisher, 23 but centre-half Jason Fregene has left Reachfields Stadium and has signed for Paul Barnes' Hastings United.

MAIDSTONE UNITED manager George Elokobi has signed former Braintree Town attacker Lamar Reynolds, 27.

MARGATE manager Reece Prestedge has retained central midfielder Sam Blackman, 27, full-back Harrison Hatfull and Harry Hudson, while midfielder Fyn Rutherford, 18, arrives from Tonbridge Angels.

PHOENIX SPORTS manager Steve O’Boyle has signed former Kennington attacker Rajan Sahni.

RAMSGATE manager Ben Smith has unveiled the signing of centre-half Joe Ellul, 34, from Sittingbourne for an undisclosed transfer fee.

A Sittingbourne statement said: “Unfortunately, we have been informed by Joe that he has received an offer that he just simply cannot turn down from another club and he will be joining them for an undisclosed fee.

“Joe recently got married and feels that he needs to make the move for the good of his family.

"An offer that doubled ours has been received which we aren’t willing to renegotiate on and accept Joe’s decision to move on with no hard feelings.

“These things happen in football and we wish Joe nothing but the best for the future and thank him for his efforts in his short but sweet tenure in a Brickies shirt.

“We will endeavour to use the funds gained wisely to strengthen the squad for the coming season.”

Former Herne Bay boss Smith has returned to Winch’s Field to snap up left-back Jack Parter and centre-half Daniel Johnson.

SEVENOAKS TOWN manager Harry Hudson has confirmed the departures of goalkeeper Tyler McCarthy and Jordy Ndozid.

SHEPPEY UNITED manager Jack Midson has retained central midfielder turned right-back Connor Wilkins and centre-half Lekan Majoyegbe, 21.

SITTINGBOURNE manager Ryan Maxwell has signed former Faversham Town centre-half Darren Phillips, former Cray Wanderers centre-half Matthew Weaire, 21, powerful attacker Cruise Nyadzayo, attacking midfielder Luke Woodwood and former King’s Lynn Town man Jack Morrell.  Correy Davidson, meanwhile, has been retained, alongside Bagasun Graham.

SNODLAND TOWN manager Luke Wallond has retained central midfielder Ben Davisson, while Graham Martin has been appointed Football Operations Executive at the newly-promoted Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division outfit.

His role will include player liaison, the link between management and the board, player recruitment and agreements plus sponsorship deals.

SPORTING CLUB THAMESMEAD have appointed Danny Harris as their new manager.

Harris, not the former Dartford player, managed Lordswood’s development side last season, finishing in fourth-place.

 The Southern Counties East Football League First Division outfit have also appointed Paul Taylor (assistant), Danny Hill (coach) and Sam Lilburn (goalkeeper coach).

SUTTON ATHLETIC talisman striker Arlie Desanges has departed the Hextable-based club after nine seasons to find a club closer to his Surrey home.

TONBRIDGE ANGELS manager Jay Saunders has signed former Hungerford Town midfielder Joe Boachie, 25, former Dulwich Hamlet midfielder Johl Powell, 21, and former Havant & Waterlooville winger Gianni Crichlow, 25.

The National League South club, meanwhile, have retained centre-half Ben Swift, 25.

VCD ATHLETIC newly-appointed joint-managers Ross Baker and Danny Joy have snapped up goalkeeper Jordan Carey and have retained Michael Aziya.

WELLING UNITED manager Warren Feeney has unveiled the signing of former Worthing winger Lewis White, 24 and winger Sadik Balarabe, 30, is staying at Park View Road next season.

Last Updated:  20:20 - Sunday 28 May 2023