Graeme Andrews Signs
Hythe Town FC are delighted to confirm the signing of the highly-rated Graeme Andrews. The central defender, aged 29, only left Ryman Premier side, Maidstone United, on Thursday. Scott has moved very quickly to win the race for the experienced defender's signature, with several other clubs interested.
Graeme joined the Stones in summer 2011, after three seasons at Welling United of the Blue Square Conference South. Maidstone manager, Jay Saunders, claimed at the time that playing in the brand new Gallagher Stadium was a big factor in the player dropping down to the Ryman South.
He went on to make 117 appearances for Maidstone, the third highest of the current squad. Saunders commented: “Graeme was one of my first signings when I took over as manager on a permanent basis. His experience and knowledge of the game came into its own during last season’s promotion campaign. I, and the rest of the team, wish him all the best for the future.”
The decision to leave the Stones came about due to Graeme looking for a new footballing challenge, and Jay Saunders not being able to offer guarantees with a constantly evolving squad. As the side who now call the impressive Gallagher Stadium home, look to climb the football pyramid, subject to the approval of their 3G artificial playing surface.
The player began his footballing career at Charlton Athletic as a junior, but moved on when he spent four years at Loughborough University, during which time he played local football. He then spent a year at Dover Athletic under the management of Andy Hessenthaler, before his move to Welling United.
Graeme goes straight into the squad for Saturday's high-profile clash at Reachfields with league leaders, and championship favourites, Peacehaven & Telscombe. He ends the season with thirty-six appearances for Maidstone United, with twenty-eight of those in the Ryman Premier.
Welcome to the club Graeme!
Originally Published - 28/03/14