Ben Swift and Jordy Robins
Margate first summer business was to re-sign young duo Ben Swift and Jordy Robins. Swift, a young centre half was a solid defender who was voted in the Kent Online team of the season for 2018/19.
Robins, who joined the ‘Gate from Maidstone was also quick to sign on the dotted line this summer with the announcement of Jay Saunders as Manager for the 2019/20 season. The talented centre midfielder became a regular after the appointment of Saunders and penned a new one-year deal in May.
Noel Leighton re-joins Manager Jay Saunders’ squad for the 2019/20 campaign following a successful spell at Hartsdown Park last season. The Striker joined in March after being released by National League Premier side Dagenham & Redbridge and became an instant hit with the supporters.
Adam Ramadan joins Margate having recently achieved promotion to the Vanarama National League South with Kent neighbours, Tonbridge Angels. The pacey winger was vital for Tonbridge in their promotion season chipping in with goals and assists.
Margate Football Club is delighted to unveil the signing of Connor Wilkins. Wilkins joins Hartsdown Park from Bostik South East Division side, Herne Bay. Wilkins reunites with Manager Jay Saunders who coached the 20-year-old midfielder when he was at Maidstone United.
The midfielder extended his stay at Hartsdown Park after joining The Gate half-way through the previous campaign. Dymond made an instant impact to the Margate midfield upon signing from Kingstonian. Versatile in a number of roles including right-back, Dymond is highly rated by Manager Jay Saunders and will no doubt play a big part in the upcoming season.
Jonathan Miles joins Margate from National League side Ebbsfleet United having been at Stonebridge Road since 2015. The 26-year-old will be no stranger to Gate supporters having enjoyed a loan period at the club in 2017.
Jack Richards joins the club from Maidstone United having risen through the ranks of The Stones Kent Youth League teams before working with Manager Jay Saunders at the club’s academy. Richards made his debut at The Gallagher as a first-year academy player back in 2015 before departing earlier in the summer.
Jay Porter joined Margate from Bostik League rivals Enfield Town, having enjoyed a spell at AFC Hornchurch and made over 120 appearances for Thamesmead Town.