Thomson Boost for New Milton

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Player-manager Darren Curtis is confident new recruit Ben Thomson can help revive the fortunes of Sydenhams….

….Football League (Wessex) Premier Division strugglers New Milton Town.

Curtis insisted he had landed one of the Premier Division’s leading creative forces after securing the services of the non-League veteran.

The Linnets boss saw new signing Thomson open his account with a goal in last Saturday’s FA Vase defeat against Bitton AFC.

Thomson, a former player with Lymington & New Milton, returns to Fawcett’s Field boasting a fine pedigree in the semi-professional game.

The ex-Brockenhurst and Bashley man also played for AFC Bournemouth reserves during an extended trial under Sean O’Driscoll in 2000 and 2001.

Discussing the 34-year-old, Curtis told the Bournemouth Echo: “He has so much experience and, on the ball, he is really confident and players can thrive on that. On the ball, he is probably the best in the league.

“He scored a great goal last Saturday which he curled into the top corner and it was so nice to see him back at the ground.

“It is a fresh start and a new challenge for him. It is the most excited I have seen him about playing football for a long time.”

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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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