Striker signs weekly deal
Dorchester Town manager Ashley Vickers hopes to include a new signing
as well as a returning face in his squad for Saturday’s trip
to Essex to face Chelmsford.
Striker Jules Emati-Emati has put pen to paper on a week-to-week
deal, with a view to something more, while winger Nick Crittenden
trained fully with the team for the first time since an ankle operation
The Magpies would not have played a competitive game for two weeks
by the time they travel to Melbourne Stadium after tomorrow night’s
home match with Lewes was postponed because of the Sussex club’s
involvement in an FA Trophy replay.
“We trained well yesterday morning and the boys had a hard
session on Thursday,” said Vickers. “We were preparing
for Tuesday night’s game but we are arranging a friendly
for Tuesday instead.”
Although the Magpies’ boss is still trying to tie up a deal
for defender Nathan Walker, who scored in Wimborne’s 2-0
win at Brading Town, he can now call on Emati-Emati – who
has netted eight goals in 12 Toolstation Western League Premier
Division games for former club Dawlish Town.
Daggers for Walsh However, one man seemingly in his final days
as a Dorchester player is striker Phil Walsh, who has been used
as a central defender in recent weeks.
Walsh was due to travel to Dagenham & Redbridge at the weekend
to seal his move to the League Two high-flyers.
“As far as I know it’s all done but I know he was
up there sorting things out,” said Vickers. “He’ll
be going there in January we’ll wish him the best of luck
because he’s been fantastic for us.
“Even though he’s been playing out of position he’s
been producing some great performances and I rate him as a lad
and a player.”
A five-point gap has formed above 17th-placed Dorchester in the
Blue Square South table after wins for St Albans and Staines Town
in the division’s only two games.
Tuesday’s postponement means the county town side’s
next match will be in Essex at a possibly weary Chelmsford City
The Clarets, who are riding high in fifth, have a 660-mile round
trip to Zamaretto Premier Division side Truro for an FA Trophy
replay during the week after sharing four goals at the Melbourne
Stadium at the weekend.