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MAGPIES: Morgan exits for Tiverton
LEWIS Morgan has become the latest player to leave cash-strapped Dorchester Town.
The midfielder has opted to drop to the Southern League to sign for Division One South & West side Tiverton Town.
Morgan had been a mainstay in the Magpies’ side this season before being sent off in the 3-1 home defeat to Bishop’s Stortford.
He follows Ben Watson, Arran Pugh and Tim Sandercombe out of the Avenue as a result of cuts made to the playing budget last week.
“I’m disappointed that Lewis has left,” said boss Phil Simkin. “He’s a young player who we gave a chance to and I don’t quite understand his decision to step down to that level.
“Lewis had a real chance of making a mark in the game but dropping down hasn’t helped him.
“He did well for us and is still learning the game, though he needs to be a little bit fitter and he knows that.”
There has been some movement into the club with Poole Borough striker Conor Jevon signing dual registration forms and 16-year-old centre forward Dan Munday arriving from Verwood Town.
“I don’t know too much about Conor,” admitted Simkin. “He trained with us last Thursday and our reserve-team manager Dave Kiteley has been involved with him coming in.
“Dan has been knocking goals in for fun in the Wessex League and a lot of clubs were looking at him.
“He’s not ready to go into the first-team yet but he’s a hell of a prospect.
“He goes to the same school where our first-team coach Martin Clarke works and that’s how we got him.
“Apparently Spurs tried to sign him and he has had interest from a number of pro clubs.”
Meanwhile, in matters off the field, the club will this week be considering revised plans for a larger multi-purpose function room.
The new proposals would include a bar and provision for a skittle alley.
Also, the Dorchester Town FC Community Trust is re-launching the Dorchester Lottery and want as many fans to get involved as possible.
For just £5 a month, players have the chance of winning a cash prize while supporting the Magpies at the same time.
Half of the money raised will go into the monthly prize fund, 45 per cent directly to the club and the remainder donated to a local charity.
“The Dorchester Lottery will play a very important role in generating much-needed funds for the football club and we appreciate the support of everyone who takes part in it,” said club co-chairman Neal Butterworth.
To take part visit thedorchesterlottery.co.uk
* Dave Ring has stepped down from the Dorchester Town FC Community Trust board
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