New Sittingbourne signings are playing for free
Sittingbourne have boosted their squad with three new
signings – but none of them will receive a penny.
Striker Tim Beckford, centre-half Nick Brown and goalkeeper Luke
Watkins have joined Brickies’ Ryman League Division 1 South
Joint-boss Jim Ward (pictured) revealed: "None of them are
getting any money. To say we’re thin on the ground is an
understatement, so we signed the three of them but we can’t afford
to pay them."
Beckford made his debut as a second-half substitute in Bourne’s
2-1 defeat at Worthing last weekend.
Brickies face another Kent derby on Saturday with play-off
rivals Hythe the visitors to Bourne Park.
Ward, who will again be without suspended midfielder Treadwell,
said: "It’s like the old Kent League days with all these
"Ryman South is just a jumped-up Kent League with the addition
of a few good teams. If you had a few bob, you’d walk away with
"It’s no coincidence that the top three – Maidstone, Dulwich and
Leatherhead – are the clubs with money."
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