Published 15th July 2011
...meanest defence in the Baris Northern Counties East League next season.
Former Shrewsbury centre back Tom Bachelor penned a one-year deal at Newark Road this week while Lowestoft Town full-back Scott Manning is on the verge of agreeing terms with the club. Triallist Mark McDonagh, who impressed in Moorlands' 3-0 friendly win against Boston United on Wednesday, is also poised to put pen-to-paper.
The trio will join fellow new-boy and left back Tom Briggs and returning shot-stopper Leigh Herrick at the club.
The towering Bachelor partnered McDonagh in the first half of the midweek win and the pair looked impregnable against the Pilgrims' second string.
"It worked very well and I am delighted with the clean sheet," said George. "I am happy with the players I have brought in over the summer and we are not far away at all now.
"Tom is 6`5” and is a massive presence while Mark can play at the back or in midfield.
"Scott has played for a very good team in Lowestoft and is moving up here to study at Lincoln University.
"If we can complete the deals for Scott and Mark then I will be confident of having a really strong defence."
Despite holding Evo-Stik League First Division South outfit Grantham to a 2-2 draw last Saturday and convincingly overcoming Boston in midweek George insists his side's acid test will come in their third friendly of the summer against close neighbours Lincoln United on Saturday.
"Games against United always attract a good crowd and it should prove a real test for us," continued George. "We will see just how far we have come. We have some idea that we are moving in the right direction after the draw with Grantham. In my opinion they are a team that should be disappointed if they don't win the Evo-Stik next year."
Ben Garrick, who has rejoined Moorlands this summer, is again expected to lead the line after grabbing two goals on Wednesday. Midfielder Luke Forbes, who scored the third from the penalty spot, is also likely to continue in the middle of the park with summer signing Josh Barker. Speedy forward Garrick ran Boston's defence ragged throughout the opening 45 minutes, while former Lincoln City youngster Barker ran the show for large spells.