Mingle Joins The Cannons
Hythe Town FC are delighted to confirm the signing of twenty-four year old Lewis Mingle. Lewis is a left-back formerly of Maidstone Utd, Tunbridge Wells and Erith & Belvedere.
Lewis was in fact part of the Tunbridge Wells line-up that made it all the way to Wembley, losing narrowly to Spennymoor Town in the 2013 FA Vase Final.
The defender was in the starting line-up as Wells became the first Kent League team to make the final since Tommy Sampson’s Deal Town in 2000.
Speaking to the website today, Tim Dixon was delighted to have got his man - “Lewis was wanted by quite a few clubs, he is a highly recommended, strong, left full-back and will be a welcome addition to the Cannons!”
Lewis joins a list of close to a dozen players now confirmed for pre-season training, including fellow new signing Laurence Harvey and from last season’s squad: Dan Eason, John Walker, Craig Cloke, James Morrish, Josh Burchell, Jamie Collado, Lee Winfield, Craig Thompson and Lee Pleau. Louis Sprosen has now moved to Cray Wanderers, a side far closer to the player’s home.
Last week’s Under 18s trials were very well attended, with former first team player Roy Guiver now stepping up as manager of that side. It is expected that several of Roy’s squad will also join up with the seniors for pre-season training.
Tim and his team have already stated that they will be working much more closely with the Stars & Stripes Youth set-up, in particular the jointly run Under 18s side.
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome Lewis to the club ahead of the 2014/15 campaign!
Originally Published - 17/06/14