Carlsberg South West Peninsula League
Published 9th July 2012
....have been boosted by the arrival of five new signings.
As the Peppermints count down to August 10th, when they begin their Premier Division campaign at St Austell, manager Glynn Hooper has been working tirelessly in strengthening his squad.
And there could be a very different look about the Newquay side that walks out at Poltair Park next month following an influx of signings at Mount Wise.
Goalkeeper Tom Blackler returns to the club after a spell at former club St Blazey last season.
Blackler's arrival adds competition for the No.1 jersey, with Joe Crane and Sam Trudgian also vying for starting spots.
Hooper has also completed the signing of left-sided player Shane Jewell from Liskeard Athletic. With young full-back Lewis Hilton due to start a four-year football scholarship in America, Hooper made his move for Plymouth-based Jewell.
Two players new to the area have also joined Newquay.
Elliott Simcox, who can play in central defence and in central midfield, has recently moved to the area, having played for Dudley Town in the West Midlands (Regional) League.
Newquay have also completed the signing of striker Steve Machin, who has moved to St Eval, after playing in the Bristol area last season.
Hooper is also reunited with striker Danny Zalick, who played under the Peppermints' boss at St Blazey.
Hooper ran the rule over a couple of triallists at training on Tuesday night, and has not ruled out making further additions to his squad.
The Newquay boss is, however, satisfied with the progress he has made.
He said: "There's a nice balance of experience in the squad.
"Looking at the way I want us to set up I'm very happy with the way the squad is looking. I think we will be very difficult to break down and going forward we look like we could be very dangerous."
As Hooper continues to make his own mark on the squad, a year after leaving St Blazey for Mount Wise, he also confirmed the departure of crowd favourite Paul Robertson to Goonhavern, Andy Westgarth to Falmouth, Dean Harris to Perranporth as player-manager and Lee Bradd, who is going travelling in Australia.
Dave Hollow is also leaving the club due to work commitments in Plymouth.