TANNERS MOVE QUICK TO REPLACE BULLARD
Ryman Premier Division Leatherhead have moved quick to replace Jimmy Bullard who left the club last week. Twenty-nine year old Sammy Moore has been given the player/manager job at Fetcham Grove. Best known for his time with AFC Wimbledon from 2011 to 2015 the midfielder spent last season with Leyton Orient and sometime on-loan with Dover Athletic.
BILLERICAY TOWN SIGN DEFNDER PAINE
Twenty-Nine year old defender Matt Paine, who played forty times for National League side Boreham Wood last season, has signed for Ryman Premier Division Billericay Town. Paine has also played for Colchester United, Thurrock and Braintree Town during his career. It's the first signing announced by the big-spending Essex side this summer with a number of others rumoured to be announced very soon.
QUINTON DEPARTS ENFIELD TOWN
The big news of the last week is that Bradley Quinton has left Enfield Town to join Braintree Town as the Vanarama South side's new boss. The Iron are a club close to Quinton's heart as he made over 500 playing appearances for them between 2000 to 2013. He took over at Donkey Lane in August 2014 achieving league placings of 7th, 6th and 4th as well as playing over 50 times for the North London side. The Towners are now on the search for his replacement.
PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY GAMES ANNOUNCED FOR MANY TEAMS
The 2016/17 campaign is only just over but the preparation for the 2017/18 season has begun. Many local clubs have announced pre-season friendly games with some as early as Saturday 1st July which means it's just six weekends away for local football fans starved of action. Local games scheduled on the first Saturday of July are currently Bedfont Sports v Lyne, Colliers Wood United v Southall and Brimsdown v Takeley.