Pikes Move for Experienced Defender

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Paul Marshall, manager of Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division promotion-chasers Pickering Town, has signed defender Sam Denton from league rivals Harrogate Railway Athletic.

Thirty-year-old Denton, who was originally on the books at Bradford City, only switched to Railway in December.

He has lots of NCEL pedigree as he won the Premier Division in 2013 with Scarborough before captaining Shaw Lane AFC to the same title in 2015 and also had a spell with Handsworth Parramore from September 2015 to December 2016 when he moved to Station View.

He also has Evo-Stik Northern Premier League experience from spells at Farsley Celtic, Ossett Town, Frickley Athletic, North Ferriby United and Guiseley AFC.

Denton will make his Pikes` debut against Maltby Main tomorrow as a replacement for skipper Niall Tilsley, who starts a four-game ban.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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