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Academy Players Debut At HDP
A stylish kit, a stylish win and some fantastic debuts for Margate Academy players selected by Jay Saunders to be involved in The Gate's Velocity Trophy tie versus Carshalton Athletic.
Ben Thornby added to his minutes for the first team by starting for Margate and enjoyed an impressive hour in the side as they went on to win the game 5-1.
Seb Gallagher also featured in the match action making his debut as a substitute whilst Nathan Geddes and Alfie Eyles were named on the bench.
Academy Manager Ricky Owen congratulated the quartet on their call-ups to the senior side.
"Tuesday evening was a brilliant night for the club as a whole. Besides the comprehensive win and History Kit debut, it was great to see our Academy players feature in Jay's team selection."
"Our Academy is growing from strength to strength and it is pleasing to see the boys' hard work rewarded. Opportunities like this have to be earned and their application during training and throughout the weeks has earned this opportunity."
"There is no better chance to develop than those match day experiences and under the guidance of Jay, Mike, Craig and senior first team players, the boys will learn so much and continue their progression."
Owen added, "Pathway opportunities play a huge part in our recruitment because we can offer genuine progression for talented and hard-working players. Jay fully supports our Academy and has a great record in developing talented players so as we begin to look ahead to the next academic year, there is no better time to join our full-time set-up."
Margate FC Academy hosts its first trial at Hartsdown Park on 21st February from 10am-12pm. To come along or find out more, please email email@example.com
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
By Charlotte Richardson