Isthmian League

Read becomes an Angel

Alex Read, a goalscoring phenomenon at Bostik Premier side Harlow Town, has swapped the red shirt of the Essex club for the blue of Tonbridge Angels.

Having been with the Hawks for five seasons Alex has decided to take on a new challenge and will be hoping to transfer his goalscoring achievements to the Angels.

His goalscoring pedigree includes 52 strikes for Harlow in 2013-14, a Club post war record and in five seasons at the Arena he has clocked up 278 appearances scoring in that time 178 goals.

Angels Boss, Steve McKimm said today: “Alex is a player I have admired for a number of seasons now and his goalscoring record speaks for itself. I’m thrilled that he has decided to join us to become an important component of the squad for 2018/19.”

Commenting on his departure, Harlow Town FC boss Danny Chapman said “Its been a pleasure working with Alex over the past five years, and I’d like to thank him for everything he’s given during his time with the club. I wish him all the best for the future”.

Alex issued a message to Harlow supporters following his departure. He said: “Saying goodbye is never easy and after 5 years I’ve made the rather emotional decision to leave Harlow Town FC. The club has been a massive part of my life for 5 years. There have been some glorious highs that have majorly outweighed the lows and I’ve been blown away over the years by the support I’ve recieved and friendships I’ve made throughout my time at the club. I’ve developed as a person and a player and there is no doubt I will miss everything about the place.

“It’s been a privilege to represent Harlow for so long whereby I’ve achieved more than the average part-time player. I’ve enjoyed every minute playing for the club even through the difficult season we experienced last year.

“It’s been a huge honour wearing the club’s number 9 shirt for so long and I’ve always given my best and tried to lead by example. I’ve been very fortunate to play alongside some very talented players (friends) who I’ll always hold a special bond with. They have helped me develop and I hope I have had the same affect on them. So to my brothers in the team I thank you and I wish you all every success in the world.

This is an incredible signing for Tonbridge and will give them every chance of having a successful Season in the Bostik Premier when the Campaign restarts in August.

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