Soccer Shorts: Faversham Town boss James Collins retains Sam Bewick and Matt Bourne

Saturday 26th June 2021

Here are today’s Soccer Shorts articles


DOVER ATHLETIC manager Andy Hessenthaler has signed former Bromley targetman Ben Williamson, 32 and French defender Reda Johnson, 33, who has joined the club as player-coach after making 89 appearances (scoring 9 goals) in four seasons at league rivals Eastleigh.

Hessenthaler has re-signed winger James Caton, 27, having originally joined from Southport in February 2017 and making two appearances for the Kent side.

Club captain, left-back Sam Wood, 34, has signed for a second season and so has winger Travis Gregory, 26.

Versatile defender Seth Twumasi, 31, has left Maidenhead United after three seasons at York Road to sign for Dover Athletic and winger Khale Da Costa, 27, has also signed for the club after leaving Tonbridge Angels.

Dover Athletic will begin their next National League campaign with minus 12 points.

EBBSFLEET UNITED manager Denis Kurtrieb has signed Portuguese centre-half Sido Jombati, 33, who has spent the last nine seasons with Wycombe Wanderers where he made over 300 appearances in the EFL.

ERITH & BELVEDERE joint-managers Danny Murphy and Marlon Patterson have retained the services of goalkeeper Rilwan Anibaba and centre-half Rob Curtis.  Drew Allassani has been joined by his young brother Keanan at Park View Road, while attacking midfielder Dean McDonald, 35, formerly of Welling United and Whitehawk, has signed for the club.

FAVERSHAM TOWN manager James Collins has retained the services of midfielder Sam Bewick and centre-half Matthew Bourne.

“Really delighted that we have managed to retain the services of Sam,” Collins told the club website.

“He came in around the same time as Matt Bourne and really added to the side. His energy suits the way we play and we know he will score goals too.

“Sam is brilliant to have around the place. I can’t speak highly enough of him and he is a real big player for us.”

Collins added: “Bourney came back to the club just before our first league game last season and his impact was instant. He took us to another level as a group and I’m looking forward to working with him again for the coming season.”

KENNINGTON manager Dan Scorer has signed former Canterbury City striker Liam Middleton, 21 ahead of their maiden Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division campaign.

LARKFIELD & New Hythe Wanderers manager Kris Browning continues building his squad for its maiden Southern Counties East Football League First Division campaign.

The Bristolian has snapped up former K Sports striker Charlie Smith and former Sheppey United midfielder Chris Webber.

MAIDSTONE UNITED manager Hakan Heyrettin has signed former Rusthall goalkeeper Billy Johnson, 22, whom will be second choice behind summer signing from Ebbsfleet United, Tom Hadler.

Centre-back and club captain, George Elokobi, 35, will be spending a third season at the club.

The Vanarama National League South club have also re-signed midfielder Michael Phillips, 23, who was previously at Wealdstone and winger Christie Pattisson, 24, has been retained from last season’s squad.

MARGATE manager Jay Saunders has signed former Welling United midfielder Montel Agyemang, 24.

Agyemang began his career at Leyton Orient before dropping into non-league football to play for Royston Town, Grays Athletic, Maldon & Tiptree, Wealdstone and East Thurrock United and was at National League South side Welling United last time out.

“I am really pleased to secure Montel’s services,” Saunders told Margate’s website.

“He’s another player who joins us from a higher level, he has a good level of experience and I’m excited to help him improve and push on.

“Montel is a technical gifted central midfielder who enhances the squad and we’re building a great deal. He’s another good addition and one that supporters can look forward to seeing in action at Hartsdown Park.”

TONBRIDGE ANGELS manager Steve McKimm has signed former Dartford winger Ricky Modeste, 33.

TOOTING BEC begin the search for a new reserve team manager after Tom Best had to step down from the role due to personal reasons.