The Ryman Football League
Published 4th July 2012
New manager Terry Spillane has announced some new signings, while seven have decided to seek pastures new.
Several players have followed Spillane from his former club, league rivals Redbridge, including Joe Gardner, Glen Golby, James Robinson, Ben Bradbury, Lewis Dark, goalkeeper Joe Wright and son Tommy.
Gardner, 22, is a midfielder or striker who was previously with Great Wakering Rovers and Brentwood Town.
He can play out wide as well up top and has he had good technical ability, and this coupled with his work rate makes him a favourite amongst his team-mates.
Golby, 30, is a central defender who was club captain at Redbridge, who he rejoined in October 2010 from Bethnal Green United United of the Essex Senior League for a second spell with the Motormen.
He is a big central defender with plenty of experience with the likes of Aveley, Eton Manor, AFC Hornchurch and Brentwood.
Robinson, 29, is an ex-Maldon Town and Witham Town striker with great close control plus a good eye for goal.
Bradbury, 24, is a wide midfielder who started with Redbridge as a youth and returned in 2011 after being top scorer with Tilbury the previous season.
Rapid and full of tricks, he is a match winner who has also played for Aveley and Harlow Town. Dark, 23, is an influential central midfielder who makes it all tick, linking attack and the engine room superbly.
Formerly on the books of Brentford and played for Spillane at Stansted in the Essex Senior League before following him to the Motormen.
Wright is a highly-promising 20-year-old goalkeeper who joined Redbridge from Cheshunt in 2011.
Originally with Clapton, he trialled with Queens Park Rangers as a youngster.
Son Tommy Spillane is a highly-rated 23-year-old left-back with a sweet left foot and good at dead ball set pieces.
His previous clubs include Stansted, Broxbourne Borough and Leyton.
Joining the ex-Redbridge contingent are former AFC Sudbury duo Dave Wareham and Chris Bryan.
Wareham is a 25-year-old wide midfielder who was a regular in the Colchester United youth team for a number of seasons.
He left the U`s to join Heybridge Swifts and then onto Billericay Town from where he signed for Sudbury in July 2010.
Bryan, 28, joined Sudbury in March 2012 after being released by Chelmsford City.
He started his playing career with Halstead Town and in 2008/09 was their player of the year.
He left Halstead in July 2010 to join Heybridge Swifts where he stayed until being transferred to Chelmsford at the beginning of February 2012.
Vastly experienced former Leyton Orient professional Scott Honeyball, 33, completes the list of early arrivals at Maldon & Tiptree.
The much-travelled Honeyball has had spells with the likes of Gravesend & Northfleet, Bishop`s Stortford, JBK in Finland, Aylesbury United, Boreham Wood, Enfield, Leyton and Stansted. Leaving the club will be Marcus Milner, Billy Coyne, Leon Antoine, Dave Collins, Scott Stevens, Adam Flanagan and Sos Yao, who has already joined Ryman Premier side Metropolitan Police.