Soccer Shorts: It is time for a new challenge now, says wantaway Welling United defender Thierry Audel

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Here are tonight's Soccer Shorts articles.

ASHFORD UNITED have lost the services of centre-half Afolabi Coker and winger Toby Ajala, but boss Tommy Warrilow has signed holding midfielder Zak Henry and striker Brandon McCarthy from Grays Athletic and Egham Town respectively.  Full-back Jerald Aboagye has re-signed for the Isthmian South East Division club. Midfielder Dan Stubbs has also reported for pre-season training.

BRACKLEY TOWN have unveiled the signing of former Welling United defender Thierry Audel, 32.

“It is time for a new challenge now,” the Frenchman said on Twitter, reflecting on his move from Vanarama National League South to Vanarama National League North.

CRAY VALLEY (Paper Mills) manager Kevin Watson has captured former Greenwich Borough midfielder Jack Sammoutis, 25. Dominic Ogun, who played for AFC Croydon Athletic, has also signed for the Eltham based newly-promoted club. Joe N’Guessan has re-signed for the Millers.

CROWBOROUGH ATHLETIC manager Sean Muggeridge has re-signed Luke Leppard from Greenwich Borough.  Sam Carrington and Tom Boddy have also returned to the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division club.

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE have unveiled the signing of former Dover Athletic midfielder Mitch Brundle, 24, on a two-year contract.

DULWICH HAMLET manager Gavin Rose has unveiled the signing of former Leyton Orient goalkeeper Charlie Grainger, 23.

EASTBOURNE BOROUGH manager Lee Bradbury has unveiled the signing of former Gillingham goalkeeper Tom Hadler, 22.

EBBSFLEET UNITED have lost the services of striker Corey Whitely, 27, who has signed for League Two side Newport County, who have paid an undisclosed transfer fee for him.

ERITH & BELVEDERE call for honesty from trailists who want to turn out for the newly-promoted Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side this coming season.

“Please be honest when you’re applying to teams for trials.  You are checked on the Whole Game System.  Saying you have been playing for pro clubs and top non-league clubs all over Europe, but it’s shown you have been playing SCEFL Division One or Brockley & District League.  No trust, no trial, be honest!”

ERITH TOWN will accept donations to Joe Ford’s fund for their home pre-season friendly against Phoenix Sports on Wednesday 24 July 2019 at Erith Sports Stadium on Avenue Road, kicking off at 19:30.  The game is a free-admission fixture with donations going to the seriously ill former Sporting Club Thamesmead manager.

FISHER manager Allan Fenn has announced that midfielder Jamie Brown has signed up for a third season at the club, with Ashley Wright also returning to the club.

Former Lithuanian under 21 international Karolis Atutis headed up the new faces signing for the Fish, having played for Saffron Walden Town last season.

Fabio Co (Walton Casuals), Luke Thomas (Enfield), Sipho Mytanda (Sawbridgeworth Town), Dominic Bristow (Little Common) and Tower Hamlets trio Julio Damata, Kevin Songolo and Jamie Yila also signed as Fisher’s new look squad starts to take shape.

Goalkeeper Dan Wheeler has moved back to his native Colchester, having kept 18 clean sheets in 30 appearances for the third-placed Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division finishers last season.

MARGATE have announced that their long-standing partnership with Thanet Passport will be extended for this coming season, with the Isthmian League Premier Division club committing to welcome more primary schools to Hartsdown Park.

Supporters of The Gate will have spotted more primary school children visiting the club last season, due to the hard work of Thanet Passport, who help organise and support primary school sports festivals and competitions across the district. 

Since its formation five years ago, Thanet Passport now has annual participation figures of over 9,000, with a third of children attending primary school in the Thanet District taking part in at least one of the 60+ Passport events and festivals.

Hartsdown Park is proud to host a number of these events and open its doors to school children to support the First Team on a Saturday afternoon.

For the upcoming campaign, Thanet Passport will invite schools from across the local area to enjoy a game, perform a guard of honour for players, take part in our half-time penalty shoot-out competitions and assist the first team as ball boys and girls.

Margate’s general manager Deny Wilson told that the club are delighted that more school children than ever before will have the opportunity to visit the club.

“I’m pleased that we will continue to work with Thanet Passport this season. The schools and events we hosted last year proved a stellar example of good partnership work which we’re committed to improving upon year on year.

“We hope the opportunity to bring a group to a match day at Hartsdown Park is one teachers and schools will want to take up. It perfectly supports our Mini Gators School programme with PACE Academy which saw us deliver three free hours of football coaching to over 400 schoolchildren.

"That, combined with the match day experience work, means there’s lots of enriching community work taking place for our supporters to take real pride in.”

Gary Rees, chairman and administrator, Thanet Primary Association for School Sport, added: “For the past two seasons our primary school children and their families have enjoyed their ‘Margate Mascot Matchday Experience’ and have always received a warm welcome at Hartsdown Park.

"Thanet Passport is delighted to continue working in partnership with Margate FC and I believe that with this initiative we are helping to generate the supporters of the future."

SITTINGBOURNE manager Chris Lynch has signed former Millwall youngster Lewis West, who joins ex Lion Harry Taylor at the Isthmian South East Division club this coming season.  Former Canterbury City goalkeeper Tom Benham has signed for the Brickies.

TONBRIDGE ANGELS manager Steve McKimm has released defender Callum Adonis-Taylor, 20.

He came through the Angels youth system before breaking into the first team during the 2016-18 season and made a total of 36 appearances for the club.

“I’d like to thank Callum for his efforts over the last three seasons, also for his work with junior and youth players. He never let me down and I wish him all the best of luck for the future,” McKimm told

WELLING UNITED manager Mark Goldberg has unveiled the signing of centre-half Magnus Okuonghae, who has left Dulwich Hamlet to sign for their Vanarama National League South rivals.  Striker Aaron Cosgrave has arrived from Havant & Waterlooville, while midfielder Montel Agyemang is staying put at Park View Road.

Meanwhile, with our coverage of the 2019-20 season starting on Saturday 6 July 2019, begins the search for sponsors.  If your company would like to jump on board and place banner home page advertising that will cover costs for the season ahead, please email Stephen McCartney