Ayre United bring in six

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AYRE United boosted their JCK Division Two promotion hopes this week with the confirmation of six new signings.

Five of the summer arrivals come from fellow relegated side and northern rivals Ramsey Youth Centre and Old Boys. Striker Jason Craine returns to the Andreas Playing Fields after a season in the top flight with the Scooil Ree Gorree outfit.

Joining Craine at the Tangerines will be Elliott Cureton, George Rawlinson, Kris Murdoch and winger Stephen Jordan. Also making a return to United for a second spell is Chris Duggan who was at Ramsey last season.

Onchan have also been busy in the Manx transfer window bringing in three. Midfielder Andy Bunce joins from top-flight Rushen, while Greg Taylor and Mark Rees have moved from Douglas High School Old Boys and Pulrose respectively.

Elsewhere Union Mills have strengthened their squad on their return to the Canada Life Premier League with the signings of Ian Drake and Richard Cannell.

Title contenders Peel, St Mary’s and Laxey have also made some astute signings.

The westerners have brought in former island keeper Stuart Fayle from RYCOB, while St Mary’s have captured highly rated full-back Harry Weatherill from Ramsey.

Also leaving the latter is experienced midfielder Paul Rowley who has made his way down to the east coast to link up with former Ramsey men Ashley Webster and Danny Foulis at Laxey.

Transfers through Isle of Man FA to date:

1, Chris Brown (Ayre to Douglas and District); 2, Ian Drake (Police to Union Mills); 3, David Mcdaid (Police to Douglas and District); 4, Stuart Fayle (RYCOB to Peel); 5, Harry Weatherill (Ramsey to St Mary’s); 6, Paul Rowley (Ramsey to Laxey); 7, Richard Cannell (St Mary’s to Union Mills); 8, Chris Duggan (Ramsey to Ayre); 9, Jason Craine (RYCOB to Ayre); 10, Elliott Cureton (RYCOB to Ayre); 11, George Rawlinson (RYCOB to Ayre); 12, Kris Murdoch (RYCOB to Ayre) 13,Stephen Jordan (RYCOB to Ayre); 14, Stephen Quayle (Peel to Michael); 15, Andrew Bunce (Rushen to Onchan); 16, Greg Taylor (DHSOB to Onchan); 17, Mark Rees (Pulrose to Onchan).

The transfer window shuts at midday on Saturday, August 18.

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