Purcell is a Barking Blue

By Ian Townsend

Striker George Purcell is the latest arrival at Barking

Barking have made a number of rather impressive signings over the summer, and the latest certainly has a big pedigree, as striker George Purcell arrives at Mayesbrook Park.

The record goalscorer at Hornchurch, he left them during 2019 after 149 goals in 279 appearances, joining Canvey Island. He made a dozen appearances for the Gulls, scoring six times, then moved on to sign for Grays Athletic and scored six more. His last appearance for Athletic was in victory against Great Wakering Rovers in mid January 2020, and he then moved to play for Rovers, scored on his debut, but only played twice more before ending the 2019-20 campaign at Ashford United, joining a month before the lockdown and playing only five times- but still managing to find the net on four occasions. He started last season at Bowers and Pitsea, and then returned to the Urchins, managing goal one hundred and fifty in victory over Cheshunt.

He's pictured above in Hornchurch red, image courtesy of the Urchins.

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