A Chats trio

By Ian Townsend

Sid Nelson, Jamie Mascoll and Mitchell Beeney new at Chatham Town

Chatham Town announced three new arrivals shortly before kicking off against Margate on Saturday, and all three of them started.

Centre back Sid Nelson came in from Farnborough, and was so impressive on his debut he picked up the Man of the Match Award. Sid came through the south setup at Millwall before becoming part of the first team squad, and whilst a Lion he had loan spells at Newport County, Yeovil Town, Chesterfield, Swindon Town and Tranmere Rovers, before eventually joining the latter permanently in the summer of 2019.

After two years on Merseyside he headed back south, although not all the way, stopping for a year at Northampton Town. Woking was his next stop, and he also had a loan spell at Welling United before joining Farnborough in the summer.

Jamie Mascoll moved across from Cray Wanderers. Jamie returned to Hayes Lane in the summer for a second spell with the club, moving from Hornchurch, and has made thirty one Wands appearances this season.

Jamie joined the Urchins in March 22, and played eight times in the sloping stages of the campaign, as his new club finished the season in second place before Play Off Final defeat. He moved to Bridge Avenue from Lewes, joining the Rooks in early October 21 and making twenty five appearances- contributing three goals- after arriving at the Dripping Pan from National League side Wealdstone.

Jamie also has previous Isthmian experience at Dulwich Hamlet, Wands, Phoenix Sports and Grays Athletic, but has also played much higher, at Bolton Wanderers and Wycombe Wanderers. He also played in Ireland for Waterford.

Finally, keeper Mitchell Beeney has most recently been with Horsham.

Mitchell started his career with Gillingham, moving to Chelsea's Academy and playing at Under 18 and Under 23 level as well as being part of the first team squad.

He spent loan time away from Stamford Bridge at Newport County, Crawley Town and Sligo Rovers, and then signed permanently for Rovers. He was next with those hangers of monkeys (actually it was but one monkey, but please don't go to Hartlepool and mention it, they don't like it), Hartlepool United, before playing for both Lewes (briefly) and Cheshunt.

He spent time with Bowers and Pitsea, where he made forty seven appearances during the 21-22 campaign, an enormous part of their runs to the First Round of the FA Cup and the Final of the Essex County Cup.

He moved onto Horsham for the start of last season and played seventeen times before stepping up to play for Concord Rangers, then in National League South. He started this season at Dartford, and has spent a little more time with the Hornets of late, playing four times.

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