For the first time in a number of years Sittingbourne FC have a player contracted to the club: Miles Cornwell (27) is a striker who is actually a returning player. He played for Sittingbourne until October 2016 and had already scored eight goals for the club before a mid-season move to Folkstone. There he netted a further ten goals while playing from midfield.
Speaking to Miles he said he is glad to be back at Sittingbourne and hopes that as a number 10 he can score even more. One of the things he has in abundance is experience. After playing for Maidstone United U13 right up to the Reserve Team, he has previously played for Bearsted, Chatham, Phoenix Sports, Sevenoaks Town and two years at Sittingbourne before his brief stint at Folkstone.
The predominately right footed player says that his assets on the field are pace, strength, his link-up play and work rate, all of which will be useful in the coming season for an ambitious club with aspirations to move in only one direction…forward.
Nick and Tony have also signed a new keeper to replace the departing Simon Overland who will be another great asset to the team. Twenty three years old Daren Hawkes has joined the club from Canterbury.
In his career he has played over 200 games, starting as a professional at Gillingham for four years where he was out on loan several times including a period with Ebbsfleet at the time they won the Conference South. Other loans have included Leatherhead and Ramsgate (twice) where the second time it was upgraded to permanent.
To use his own phrases, he is very vocal, a good shot stopper, a ‘big presence’ between the sticks –which this reporter can definitely vouch for- has a wealth of experience and is a good kicker; all first class attributes for a keeper.
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