Sussex County Football League
Published 28th June 2012
Former Eastbourne Borough striker Andy Atkin has agreed to join the Quarterboys ahead of the 2012/13 Sussex County Football League Division One season.
Rye manager Scott Price said: “It’s massive. I’m delighted to have him. His record speaks for itself. He’s played at the highest level of non-League football and scored goals there. He’s scored goals wherever he’s played really.”
Atkin signed for Boro from Eastbourne United AFC in 2005 and went on to make 216 appearances for the Sports, scoring sixty goals, including thirty in their Blue Square Bet South promotion-winning season of 2007/08.
A tall figure and very strong in the air, Atkin also netted a hat-trick in the Conference Premier at Woking in 2008/09 and two goals against York City the following campaign.
The 31-year-old, who took part in Rye’s opening training session last Saturday, spent the latter part of the 2010/11 season at Sussex County League Division Two outfit Bexhill United before joining Division One side Redhill last term.
Price is intending to play Atkin up-front alongside Sam Adams and thinks “even in the league above you’ll struggle to find a better partnership than those two”.