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Thompson Signs For The Gate
Margate FC are pleased to announce the signing of striker, Dan Thompson.
The 27-year-old joins Hartsdown Park having most recently played for East Grinstead Town.
Thompson started his career at Hampton and Richmond Borough, making his debut at just 16 years old. He scored his first career goal three days later, against Woking. Thompson went on to sign a one-year scholarship with Portsmouth, where he appeared for the senior side, as well as enjoy loan spells at clubs including Havant and Waterlooville and Bognor Regis Town.
Thompson returned to Hampton and Richmond Borough and was part of the squad that won the Isthmian League in 2015/16. After a short spell at Burgess Hill Town, Thompson then signed for Kent side, Tonbridge Angels.
Thompson was involved in another promotion-winning Isthmian League side, Braintree Town and helped take them to the National League before signing for Dulwich Hamlet in December 2018.
In June 2019, Thompson joined Kingstonian and then moved to East Grinstead Town where he made five appearances before the 2019–20 season was cut short.
Manager Jay Saunders was pleased to add Thompson’s to his 2021/22 squad.
“I’m delighted to welcome Dan to the club. He’s a great addition and fits the mould of the kind of striker I want in our team. Dan’s a player I feel we can get the best out of and can enjoy a really successful career at Hartsdown Park.
"Dan has plenty of experience winning promotion, not just at our level but the level above and that will be vital for us."
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
By Charlotte Richardson