Folkestone Invicta boss Neil Cugley adds striker Dane Luchford to his squad
Neil Cugley has boosted his Folkestone squad with the
signing of striker Dane Luchford and hopes to have a second new
face available to face Ryman League Division 1 South leaders
Dulwich Hamlet at Cheriton Road on Saturday.
Luchford is the younger brother of former Folkestone player and
ex-Whitstable boss Justin. He followed his brother to Faversham,
Horsham and Whitstable in the last couple of seasons and has also
turned out for Kent Invicta League leaders Phoenix Sports
Midfielder Shane Hamshare joined Invicta for training on Tuesday
night and Cugley hopes he will be available at the
He said: "The chairman has told me that January and February
will be two tight months, so we can’t pay anybody.
The Invicta boss confirmed that long-serving midfielder Darren
Smith is taking on a player-coach role at the club. Smith has made
more than 200 appearances for Folkestone.
Of leaders Dulwich Hamlet, Cugley said: "They play the right
way, are attack-minded with some quick forwards but we are looking
forward to the challenge. We still have to play Maidstone and
Leatherhead twice but there is no pressure on us, it is all on the
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