Chromasport United Counties League
Published 21st June 2012
....both the playing side and also the managerial team.
Following the first two signings for the coming season of Nick Bishop and Shaun Popple, new manager Glen Maddison has now confirmed that Jamie Shaw and Allan Ross will come and assist him as joint assistant-managers, with Shaw doubling up as a player.
The squad was enhanced further to that when Heckington United left-sided duo of Lee Llewellyn and Luke Hollingsworth both signed.
This was then followed by last season's leading goal scorer Liam Tunstall putting pen-to-paper along with the very reliable left-sided defender Adam Fenton.
Last season's player of the year, defender Joe Braithwaite, then signed to please th new manager further.
Maddison said: “Joe has had much interest in him since the end of the season and he is a very good player, so I`m extremely pleased to obtain his signature."
To add more fire power to the side the additions of the highly rated duo Tom Sergeant and Tony Edwards have both signed on the dotted line - both attackers were at Boston United with Maddison last season.
Edwards was the leading goalscorer for the Pilgrims reserves and would have likely ended up the Lincolnshire League leading scorer had he not been loaned out for two months to Quorn and Hucknall Town.
Sergeant was just a couple of goals behind Edwards and ended the season by being voted the Lincolnshire League player of the season.
The final attacking signing to be added to the team was the much-wanted Ryan Oliver.
Oliver ended the season at Sleaford after six months travelling, but has had a lot of interest over the close season from Holbeach United and Boston Town’s new boss Ian Dunn, who was very keen to get the signature of the big forward.
Maddison was excited by this signing as like many of the others, Oliver is a local lad and he believes that it is key to have a core of local lads to play at the club. "We need local players to play and want local people and businesses to get behind these players and support the club,” said Maddison. “I'm really happy with the signings so far and the general positivity at the club.
“Everything seems to be going in the right direction.”