Burgess Hill Town supporters were undoubtedly rather depressed yesterday upon hearing the departure of Tom Cadman to Haywards Heath Town, but soon afterwards were cheered up with the announcement of two new arrivals- one of them from Heath!
The man who made the reverse journey from Hanbury Park to the Green Elephants Stadium is centre half Josh Spinks. Josh has been a colossus at the heart of the Heath defence for a number of seasons, and his loss will be deeply felt. He made thirty four appearances during the campaign that ended prematurely in March, but might have to delay his Hillians competitive debut as he was sent off in his last match, a defeat against Phoenix Sports.
The other signing is also a defender, and also arrived from a Sussex club- but this time the player concerned is stepping down a division as Harry Reed arrives from Lewes. Harry came through the Rooks incredibly successful Academy side, breaking into the first team squad at the Dripping Pan aged only sixteen. His Dad Mark also played for the Rooks.
Harry had an injury-hit 2019-20 and made only a handful of appearances, but former Rooks Assistant Manager Ross Standen is sure the best is yet to come, writing on social media:
'Burgess Hill’s gain is Lewes’s loss! Wasn’t fit last year after a bad injury outside football, but has undoubted ability and played circa 70 games for us and never let us down! Good luck H, sure you will be a big hit there mate.'