Woodstock Sports manager Ben Taylor speaks out after Sittingbourne sign striker Ashley Baverstock
Woodstock Sports manager Ben Taylor has accused Sittingbourne of
tapping up striker Ashley Baverstock.
Taylor was fuming after Baverstock, pictured, told him
by text message he would be joining the Brickies. He gave
permission for Bourne joint-boss Jim Ward to speak to the player
but claims somebody else at the club had already made contact.
Ward insists Sittingbourne have done nothing wrong and couldn’t
turn down the chance to sign a player who has scored 19 goals for
Kent Hurlimann League Woodstock this season.
He said: “It’s just a mix-up between the two clubs, that’s all.
We haven’t done anything wrong and the boy hasn’t done anything
wrong. There’s no falling-out and we’re going to give them a
friendly in the summer.”
Taylor was disappointed with the way the move happened but the
lack of a phone call from Baverstock really annoyed him. He said:
“Jim Ward asked me for his number but I know someone had already
spoken to Ashley.
“If a player wants to leave then he goes with our blessing but
he gave me his word he was going to see out the season with us
after he turned down VCD last October.
“It winds me up that he didn’t have the decency to phone me. We
speak twice a week, every week, so why text me to say he’s
“I took him back before after he went to Herne Bay. I’ve always
maintained it would be two strikes and out but if we’re struggling
and he ever wanted to come back, it would take a brave man to say
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