Three Things Missed This Week

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 24 Aug 2017

Smith: Bromley Defying critics

Bromley boss Niel Smith says his side’s unbeaten run at the beginning of the 2017/18 National League season is proof that the team are defying their critics.

After five matches, the Lilywhites sit second, defeating former Football League clubs Hartlepool and Leyton Orient during their impressive run.

Speaking to BBC Radio Kent, Smith said: “People are probably looking at us a bit differently than at the start of the season. With one bookmaker, we were one of the top four teams to go down. I thought that was showing a bit of disrespect.

"We've got points to prove all over the place," he said. "We know it's going to be difficult. It's not going to be rosy all the time but when it does come along I want to enjoy the moment.

Dover Sign Lewington

Dover Athletic have signed former Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Chris Lewington, following his departure from National League South side Welling United.

The 28-year-old was voted Player of the Season with his former club last season, but left for pastures new earlier this month.

During his five years with Dagenham, he made 143 appearances, before spells with Colchester and Margate.

Fylde sign McCready

AFC Fylde have signed former Exeter City midfielder Tom McCready on a one-year deal following his release by the League Two club.

26-year-old McCready began his career with Everton, before a scholarship in the USA eventually led him back to Morecambe in 2014.

Having joined Exeter in 2015, the midfielder made 19 appearances with the club but struggled to settle due to injuries.

"I already know the lads so that should make it a seamless transition. I just want to get playing now," he said following confirmation of his move. 

By Adam Washbrook

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