Eastleigh lose Taggart, exodus at Braintree and Hess leaves Dover

The latest news from Blue Square South

EASTLEIGH winger Tony Taggart has joined Blue Square South champions Newport County.

The former Farnborough man joins the Exiles for their Blue Square Premier adventure after two years at the Silverlake Stadium.

There has been a mass exodus of players from Braintree Town following Robbie Garvey’s resignation.

Centre-half Paul Goodacre and utility man Tom Champion have joined Blue Square South newcomers Dartford and Jacob Mingle has also departed.

The Iron have appointed former Aveley boss Rod Stringer as Garvey’s replacement.

Dover Athletic are looking for a new boss after Andy Hessenthaler stepped down. The former Watford midfielder left the club by mutual consent and has since returned to manage former club Gillingham.

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Chelmsford City have agreed to release Ricky Holmes in order to allow him to pursue his footballing career. Holmes was the Clarets star man this season scoring 15 goals as Glenn Pennyfather’s side reached the play-offs.

Beaten play-off finalists Woking have lost two of last season’s squad to teams higher up the ladder. Giuseppe Sole has joined Newport County while Harry Arter has been snapped up by Bournemouth after an impressive season at Kingfield.

Basingstoke have been busy adding new faces for next season snapping up Ross Montague, Jay Gasson and Ross Adams.