Three Gulls

By Ian Townsend

Bobby Mason, Kane Gilbert and Finlay Dorrell are new arrivals at Canvey Island


Canvey Island have announced three new arrivals.

Keeper Bobby Mason returns to the club after a season at Sittingbourne. He made forty four appearances as the Brickies reached the Play Off Semi-Finals in the South East Division last season.

Previously, Mason was an enormous part of the Gulls success in reaching the Pitching In Isthmian Play Off Final Semi-Final during the 22-23 season, and, of course, was between the sticks as they won the Pitching In Isthmian North Play Offs during the 21-22 campaign, saving penalties in the Final against Brentwood Town.

He also helped the club to the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup during the pandemic-hit 2020-21 campaign, notably saving five penalties in a match against Biggleswade.

Bobby previously played for Great Wakering Rovers, Aveley, Hullbridge Sports, Thurrock and Witham Town.

Kane Gilbert returns to the club from Essex Senior League side Halstead Town.

Kane was with the Gulls during 2019-20, where he made thirty eight appearances, scoring eight times and setting up many more. He moved to the Gulls from Halstead Town just before the end of 2018.

After leaving Canvey he moved to Brightlingsea Regent, where he managed eleven appearances before the 20-21 campaign came to an end, and followed that with forty two appearances the following season and three during the following campaign. He moved back to Halstead, and last season scored a rather incredible thirty seven goals in forty five matches.

Finlay Dorrell moves to the Gulls after a magnificent season with Romford, where he reached the FA Vase Final at Wembley and lifted the trophy. He managed to score twenty goals for Boro, in thirty nine appearances. He previously played Under 18 football for Barking, and last season was his first at senior level.

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