Pick Of The Cherries - August 8th, 2003

Last updated : 08 August 2003 By Mike Robins
20 July
Milton Graham has been appointed as Assistant manager at Holbeach United. Narada did his claims for a contract with Kidderminster Harriers no harm by creating their first two goals in a 1-6 win over Boldmere St Michael.

22 July
Mark Kelly (AFCB Youth Coach) has been appointed as Manager of Salisbury City’s reserve side (in addition to his Dean Court role). The move is hoped to increase ties between the two clubs. Tonight sees AFCB visit Bashley in a match tonight as part of the deal that brought Wade Elliott to the club.
Chukki Eribenne has all but signed a deal to move to Havant & Waterlooville. He scored four goals in their weekend defeat of Chichester City United and impressed hi potential new employers.
Scott McDonald is having trials with Brentford.

26 July
Marcus Oldbury is now at Wimborne town.
Midfielder Steven Thomson recently released by Crystal Palace), has been invited to join AFCB for a week’s training. He joins Marc Canham who has been invited back for a further week.

28 July
AFCB are pleading for a share of proceeds from plans to let office workers park in Kings Park.
Lewis Buxton tops Sean O’Driscoll’s shopping list. He currently has 5 out of 7 defenders unavailable for one reason or another. Lack of (Playershare) funds is the main difficulty.
Steve Fletcher is going to have a number of “Fletchermonial” events throughout his testimonial year.

29 July
The new home shirt goes on sale at “Bourne Red” today.
Alan Connell is set to return to action in tonight’s friendly against Reading.

1 August
Sean O’Driscoll acknowledges how important “Playershare” has been.
Shaun Teale is still in dispute with his former employers Burscough over his contract.

2 August
Rumours linking West Ham United player Jermain Defoe with a move to Southampton are denied by Rupert Lowe.
Carl Fletcher is reported to be happy in his role in defence this coming season, with a lot of new faces amongst the opposition strikers.

4 August
Shaun Maher is likely to partner Carl Fletcher in the middle of the AFCB defence. He seems not to have had any reaction in his knee over the last three games he has played in.
Karl Broadhurst’s fitness is being assessed before Sean O’Driscoll contemplates getting in a loan player.
Alex Watson is now on the playing staff at Taunton Town.