Midfield dynamo Liam Bellamy’s move to Aldershot Town

The 24-year-old midfielder who played for more than 160 games for Ebbsfleet United and the Whites is the latest acquisition for Aldershot Town. Bellamy, who is a strong and dynamic box to box midfielder, is 6ft 2in. The player graduated from Brentford and Charlton Athletic academies from where he was spotted by Ebbsfleet United in the summer of 2012 having had a brief loan spell at griffin’s park. During his time at Charlton and Brentford, Bellamy had successive loan spells at Hastings United, Merstham, Cray Wanderers, Welling United and Chelmsford City. Liam made 39 appearances in the Blue Square 2012-13 Premier League Season before he made a move to the Crabble during the summer of 2013. He was a regular starter throughout the 2013 -14 season when Dover Athletic FC emerged victorious in Skrill-South play-off finals, where he was also in the starting line-up during their 3rd round FA Cup fixture against Crystal Palace. At the press conference, Liam acknowledged that Gary Waddock is a manager that he has always looked forward to work with. Bellamy added that he believed in his philosophies as well as the team that he was building; he also said that he was proud to be part of Waddock’s plan. He already has a bunch of friends here and is looking forward to the new challenge. Also, he admitted that he had a good time at Dover and that he has always been desperate to take Dover’s to Wembley with an intention of getting them promoted. Last season, he came back into the side after a lengthy lay-off and put the Whites within 2 points of securing a play-off in the National League; Bellamy has put everything behind him and time has come for him to move on. Get the latest football scores here. Bellamy is already looking forward to returning to full-time training and thinks that the best thing for him is to develop as a player and that Aldershot Town has presented him with a perfect opportunity to...

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Dover Athletic Assistant Sentenced For Stealing £15,000

Michelle Parker Dover Athletic finance assistance from Rainham, has been sentenced for stealing £15,000. On the 13th June, Michelle Parker finance assistant of the non-league football club was arrested after pocketing £15,000. It is said that she stole cash more than fourty times during a ten-month period between 2014 and last year in September. Yesterday, Judge Zachary wrote: I agree that even if she paid £10 a week at least, it would be something towards the debt. When people say she has got away with it, she still received a 20 month suspended sentence. Benefit fraudsters get away with it all the time as they don’t get a sentence and only pay back £5 a week with our money. Looking around the courts in the last few days here are some sentences handed out: drunken driver reverses into marquee and injures 21 people 16 months, heroin dealer 24 months, a man punches girlfriend and baby 16 months and GBH 12 months suspended. I know who I would prefer on the streets, and the missing amounts of money has mostly hurt the clubs who are very poor in the community! 44-year-old Michelle, of Gatekeepers Chase, Rainham, did avoid being prisoned for the theft! Instead, she was given a 20-month sentence and got suspended for 18 months. Since she is in a lot of debt, she hasn’t been ordered to pay back the amount. Judge told Parker that; since she had managed to steal from the community, she has to carry out three hundred hours of unpaid work. Defending prosecutor Laura Phillips said “Michelle was only one of the two paid workers in the club! As the club is run by a large number of unpaid volunteers”. However, she had been in huge debt since her divorcing bailiffs at Canterbury. Her stealing was only exposed when the financial chief discovered that payments had been transferred into Parker’s bank account. Though the truth was she had three secret bank accounts, and she only admitted to the full extent of her stealing a...

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Dover Athletic player Nicky Deverdic’s move to Hartlepool!

For all the athlete fans, Dover Athletic article on Nicky Deverdics move to Hartlepool is a big announcement. The squad of Hartlepool United is now bolstered by signing the talismanic midfielder Nicky Deverdics. This signing has made the return of Deverdics into the league football. After Stefan Payne’s signing for Barnsley last month; this is the second high-ranking departure from Dover. The 28 years old had a very outstanding two years spell at Crabble, where he made 18 assists and scored 14 goals. He helped the team reach the play-offs in the National League where they got defeated to Forest Green Rovers. He made around 100 appearances from Dover and was considered to be one of the best players on the side. Deverdics joined the Whites after giving a trial in 2014 summers. For most of the last season, the Geordie born midfielder captained Whites. The Crabble also put forward a new deal to make him stay, but Deverdics turned it down and decided to go back up North and signed for the league. According to Deverdics, this departure was likely to happen when Whites could not make it to the National League play-offs. He also added that he is ambitious for his career in the Football League and is very delighted to be signed for Hartlepool. He considers Hartlepool to be the best fit for him and believes that the club will help him in achieving his goals. The 28-year-old said that he has respect for Dover and his fans. Hartlepool manager, Craig Hignett believes that Deverdics to be the best player in the National League. “Every time we have seen him play he’s been excellent; he’s got a great left foot, is very creative and can make goals as well as score them,” explained Hignett. The Hartlepool manager believes that they can provide Deverdics with a platform that he needs. It is said that a few other clubs were also planning to sign the 28-year-old midfielder, but Hartlepool reached him earlier. Hignett told...

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Dover Athletics strong season ends disappointingly

  Dover Athletic managed to get into the playoffs during the normal season and were just two games away from playing at Wembley Stadium. However, a 2-1 defeat on aggregate to Forest Green see’s them stay in the National League for another season.   It ended in disappointment for Dover Athletic, but they can take a lot of confidence from this campaign and try to replicate that again next season. They will know how close they came to getting into the football league, and will want to try their best to give themselves a chance again next season.   How the playoffs panned out   Forest Green gave themselves a huge advantage in the first leg as they won the game 1-0 away from home. This seemed to have put the tie out of reach for this Dover side, but they certainly didn’t go down without a fight. Dover Struck back in the second leg, making the tie level on aggregate, but a 54th-minute curling effort from Keanu Marsh-Brown sent `Forest Green through.   A disappointing end to the season gave them possibly the hardest semifinal tie they would have got. They went six games without a win at the end of the campaign, drawing four and losing two. They will want to learn from that and take the experience into the new campaign. There is no doubt they will once again threaten up the league again next season and will be is with a massive chance of the playoffs, if not the automatic spots. It has ended in disappointment for this Dover side, but they need to get over it as soon as possible and get themselves back together ready for next...

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Dover Athletics fight for promotion

Dover are well into their season having played 20 games. We are currently sat 3rd in the Conference Premier with 36 points. As it stands we are just four points of top spot meaning automatic promotion is still in our reach. The last two matches have not been to good for us losing in the cup to Stourbridge and then losing 1-2 at home to Eastleigh. Our next game s a big one when we travel to Forest Green for a second vs third encounter which could prove a big result come the end of the season. If we are to try to snatch that automatic stop, these are the games we need to win. However, we can not get too caught up with ourselves as we are just three points in front of the teams all the way down to 7th place. This means that we can just as easy drop out of the play off spots as we can to secure promotion this season. With the fight for the automatic promotion spot and also the play off spots still open to at least the top half of the table it is vitally important that the team do not start to drop their performances. If performances do start to drop, it could see the very good start to the season go all to waste. Last season we finished in eighth place which was a good season for us. For us to get a chance at promotion this time around would be a huge opportunity for the club and also the town of Dover to get behind the team. Manager Chris Kinnear took over the club in 2013 and now has his biggest challenge to keep the team in the playoff positions and maybe even snatch top spot come the end of the...

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