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National League South promoted newcomers

2 months ago By David Hamlet

Excerpt from the National League website article on newcomers to the League

The promoted newcomers to the National League South are:-

Slough Town (Southern League Premier play-off winners)
Last season was one to remember for the Rebels. A record breaking season for the club saw them end their campaign with a play-final win against King’s Lynn Town. A televised FA Cup 2nd Round clash also provided a revenue boost.
Only one of Slough’s squad from last season (Matt Lench) has moved on so far, with Sam Togwell coming in to add experience in midfield.
Joint managers Neil Baker and Jon Underwood will be looking to consolidate in their inaugural National League South season but with the league being so competitive this season it won’t be easy.

Billericay Town (Bostik Premier League champions)
The previous circus that surrounded Billericay when Glenn Tamplin took the helm seems to have transitioned into a well oiled machine.
Ground redevelopment, sustainable recruitment and community involvement are all components that fans will hope can secure long term success at the AGP Arena, Tamplin explains.
Harry Wheeler will be looking to build on last season’s successful campaign and has already secured a number of players with higher level experience such as Simon Walton and Callum Kennedy.
Ricay fans have been used to silverware in the last three seasons and will no doubt be hoping the club can challenge at the right end of the National League South and push on for Football League status in the coming seasons.

Dulwich Hamlet (Bostik Premier League play-Off winners)
The Hamlet gained promotion to the National League South at the fourth time of asking after beating Hendon on penalties in last season’s play-off final. The club spent an incredible 111 years in the Isthmian Football League and now the sky’s the limit for their committed supporters.
Their success didn’t go unnoticed higher up the chain. Football League clubs were circling around striker Reise Allassani, with Coventry City finally putting pen to paper.
Manager Gavin Rose has been boosted by ten of last season’s squad signing on for more, as well as the acquisition of Anthony Cook whose addition is sure to be a signal of intent to the rest of the division as the midfielder brings National League experience to Rose’s men

Updated 12:03 - 4 Jul 2018 by David Hamlet

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