Jockeys move for experienced shot-stopper

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Newmarket Town have started their summer transfer business with the addition of goalkeeper Ben Nower, writes Liam Apicella.

The 35-year-old will bring a wealth of experience to the Cricket Field Road ground, having previously played for the likes of Lincoln City, King’s Lynn Town, AFC Sudbury, Mildenhall Town and Norwich United.

More recently, the custodian has spent the last two seasons between the posts with fellow Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division side Hadleigh United.

However, he has made the decision to join a club based nearer to his home in Soham.

“We tried to get Ben last year, but he had made an agreement to stay at Hadleigh and wanted to honour that,” said Newmarket boss Kevin Grainger.

“But, he lives in the Soham area and has decided he wants less travelling.

“Ben is a fantastic goalkeeper at this level and will give us a big boost.

“He has a lot of experience and will provide great communication with the defence.”

Nower’s arrival has come following the departure of keeper Dan Heath, who has agreed a deal with Ryman League side Bury Town.

n Meanwhile, Cambridge United women’s team have announced they will play their home matches at Mildenhall Town’s Recreation Way ground next season.

The ladies have spent the last four campaigns based at Ely City.

Nevertheless, an agreement has been reached for them to begin 2016-17 at the Suffolk-based facility.