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Bishops Make Triple Signing Swoop

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Steve Riley, manager of Ebac Northern League First Division club Bishop Auckland, has moved into the summer transfer market and made a trio of signings.

Incoming to Heritage Park are Matty Moffat, Cameron Wilson and Luke Gilhespy.

Moffat will need no introduction to Bishop fans having played the majority of his career with local rivals West Auckland Town.

A local lad who is tall, strong and pacey, Moffat is a centre forward with a goalscoring habit.

His other previous clubs include Evenwood Town, Blyth Spartans, Gateshead, Sunderland Nissan, Consett, Durham City and Tow Law Town.

On signing for Bishops, Moffat said: “I had positive talks with Steve Riley and he explained what he is trying to achieve at the club, it really got a positive buzz back within me and this is something I have been missing for a while.

“I really can’t wait to start the new season with a full pre-season I am confident the goals will flow. I already know a few of the lads at the club and they are very good players and top lads off the pitch, it will make integrating in to the squad easy. We all have the desire to work hard and achieve great things for Bishop.”

Moffatt’s signing sets up a mouth-watering forward line partnership with Andrew Johnson, one which, if history dictates, will produce goals galore.

Wilson joins having played last season with Second Division side Stockton Town.

Wilson, who is 29 years old, is a pacey, direct winger who likes to take the game to the opposition.

He started his career at York City without managing to break into the Minstermen`s senior side.

Gilhespy re-joins the club from Dunston UTS, having played for the club under Colin Myers previously.

He is a tough, no-nonsense centre-half.

Riley said: “I am delighted to have brought three players of this quality to the club, I am sure all three will be a big success”.


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