Soccer Shorts: Sam Corne announces his departure from Ashford United

Wednesday 29th May 2019

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ASHFORD UNITED have lost the services of their 21-goal midfielder Sam Corne, 22.

"I'll like to thank Ashford United and especially their fans for this season," he said on Twitter.

"Truely enjoyable time whereby I was given a platform to express.  I wish you all the best moving forward, now onto the next chapter."

Tommy Warrilow guided the club to the Bostik South East Division Play-Off Final, when they went down to a 2-1 extra-time defeat at Horsham.

BROMLEIANS’ newly-appointed manager Peter Nolan has confirmed Michael Sharp has joined his management team at the Andreas Carter Kent County League Premier Division club.

CRAY WANDERERS have lost the services of winger Junior Dadson, after winning the Bostik South East Division title last season.

"I want to thank Cray Wanderers fans and everyone associated with the club for sharing such great memories with me.  Honestly some fantastic people surround the club," the 30-year-old posted on Twitter.

DARTFORD have retained the services of centre-half Tom Bonner, 31.

Joint-manager Jamie Coyle told "We are happy to have retained Tom's services for another season and his experience will be valuable once again next season."

DOVER ATHLETIC manager Andy Hessenthaler has unveiled the signing of former Dagenham & Redbridge attacking midfielder Jack Munns, 25, on a two-year deal.

ERITH & BELVEDERE have named director Michael Cooper as acting chairman until their chairman John McFadden recovers from an illness. 

"Everyone at the Deres are wishing John back to full health," said a club statement.

ERITH TOWN manager Adam Woodward has appointed Russell Bedford as his new player-coach next season.

Bedford joined The Dockers in October 2018 and played 29 games and scored four goals and was instrumental in helping the club finish in the top six in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table last season.

HALSTEAD UNITED have announced that Scott Mullins is their new manager and he will be joined by coaches Greg McGrath and Steve Owen.

KENT FOOTBALL United manager Danny Wakeling has announced his management team ahead of next season’s Southern Counties East Football League First Division campaign.

James Day has stepped up to first team player-coach, while Jay Barden has been appointed coach.  Metin Godze has been appointed reserve team manager and Andrew Wheaton is the new scout of the Dartford based side.

“We’ve added them to the club as we grow into two sides for the season ahead with a reserve team added to the structure for the senior men’s,” said Wakeling.

K SPORTS first team manager Kris Browning and his assistant Graham Martin will remain in their roles next season.

“The board met with our long standing first team manager Kris Browning and we are delighted to confirm he has agreed to continue in his current role and his assistant manager Graham Martin for the coming season,” said a club statement.

“After a successful debut finishing in 12th place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division we will be looking to build on this for the coming season.”

The Aylesford based club, meanwhile, begin the search for a new reserve team manager to replace Aaron Braithwaite.

“Our reserves had another great season gaining promotion to the Kent County Premier Division,” added the statement.

“However, following a conversation with our committee, Aaron has decided to move on and we thank him and his team for their hard work and wish them all the best for the future.

“We are now looking to find a new management team for our reserves and interested parties should contact us as soon as possible.

“The ideal candidate need to be able to work with both youth and senior players with a desire to help those players progress to our first team.

“You will be working closely with our first and third team managers and will be expected to attend club training sessions mid-week and matches on Saturday and mid-week as required.

“We also have an under 23 side in the Sevenoaks League and we are delighted to confirm James Hartnoll has been appointed manager of this new side.

“We are excited about the various opportunities we are creating and we would like to hear from our players interested in playing at our fantastic facilities.”

SEVENOAKS TOWN manager Micky Collins has signed striker Connor French – who scored 20 goals for Three Bridges last season – and midfielder Bradley Schafer from Herne Bay.

TONBRIDGE ANGELS have signed central midfielder Tommy Brewer and right-back Alex Bentley from Kingstonian and AFC Hornchurch respectively.

VCD ATHLETIC manager Keith McMahon has retained the services of winger Alex Gaggin.

“I’m over the moon to keep Alex for next season. He had a great year for us and to keep him is great,” said McMahon.