Published 21st June 2011
Drewett was a deadline day 2011 signing for Hamlet from the Metropolitan Police, who made an arresting debut in Pink and Blue, scoring a second half hat-trick to ensure Dulwich turned a trip to Eastbourne Town from a drab draw into an exhilarating victory.
Attacking midfielder Drewett has long been a stalwart of the Ryman League, although it was in the Conference that he first made a name for himself with Kingstonian, making nineteen appearances for the K's after debuting on the wing in a 5-3 victory over Cobham in the Surrey Senior Cup.
Leaving Kingsmeadow he moved to pastures new at Bromley, making over 200 appearances for the Lilywhite before making his return to K`s via a spell at Carshalton Athletic.
Leaving K's again in 2007, he was recruited by the Met Police as they stepped up their campaign to climb buyout of Division One South.
Firmly establishing himself as an adaptable player who can play anywhere across the middle or up front, Gary scored seventeen goals in his time at Imber Court and was voted by the players as their player of the year for the 2008/o9 season.
Francis is a tall, skillful, attacking central midfielder. He signed for Metropolitan Police in September 2008 after a four year stint at Tooting & Mitcham United, cruelly interrupted by a long-term injury.
The 28-year-old made his Dulwich debut at Whitehawk in February 2011.
Gainsford served Crystal Palace, Horsham, Lewes, Worthing, Shepshed Dynamo, Steyning and Shoreham.
He then turned out for Burgess Hill Town for a number of years, winning several players` honours.
Manager Mick Sullivan said: “All have previous experience at a higher level and are all 6ft plus, which will give us a little more height and experience to the team.
“I didn’t feel we needed to make whole sale changes as I feel we already have a team which could compete at the next level. All the existing players have all signed and are looking forward to a new challenge, including myself and my management team.”