We are delighted to announce the first summer signing at the Alcaline Stadium: defender Crossley Lema.

The right back began his career at Sutton United in the National League where he made one appearance, while also being loaned out to Leatherhead (twice) and Walton Casuals. He eventually made a permanent move to Leatherhead in the summer of 2020 for a COVID-disrupted spell before departing for Margate in October 2021.

Crossley then signed for Carshalton Athletic in the summer of 2022 where he would make 46 appearances, scoring 6 goals, before being voted Fans’ Player of the Season for 22/23.

“I spoke to Neil (Cugley) and Micheal (Everitt) last summer and I know Ibz (Ibrahim Olutade) from our time together at Leatherhead and they all speak highly of the club.  The club has shown in recent seasons that it can challenge at the top end of this division and I want to be part of a push for promotion next season. I’m looking forward to getting started for pre-season and playing in front of the fans.” – Crossley Lema.

Crossley is the first new signing of Micheal Everitt & Roland Edge’s first summer in charge, keep your eyes on our website and social media for news on more incomings soon.