Longlevens sign striker from local rivals Bishops Cleeve

Longlevens have completed the signing of Elliot Kennedy from Hellenic Premier rivals Bishops Cleeve. 

Kennedy, who joins Levens after a spell on the sidelines this season, is expected to be included in the match day squad against Fairford Town on Saturday.

Following the confirmation of the transfer Kennedy has spoke to Severn Sport about his decision to swap Kayte Lane for Saw Mills.

“I’m glad it’s done and dusted now,” said Kennedy about the transfer. “I was going to sign for Levens at the beginning of the season but stayed with Cleeve as it was something I was used to.

I also was disappointed not to win the league last season so wanted to give it another try.”

“I’ve left Cleeve because it was not the same as last season, last season I enjoyed it and we were playing well especially as a front three between me ,Brad [Martin] and [Jack] Watts. We should have won the league last season if we didn’t concede so many goals. 

I have good friends at Cleeve and hope they do well, but off the field politics made my mind up for me. It’s just a shame I wasn’t able to play against them on Boxing Day,” Kennedy added.

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The former Mitre was the club’s joint goalscorer with 24 goals last season and re-joins then strike partner Brad Martin and Harry Emmett – who between them have found the net 33 times between them this season and Kennedy told us how excited he is to join the Longlevens forward line.

“I’m looking forward to it. I am very good friends with Brad and we both know how each other like to play. We were in a competition against each other last season and think we got to around 20 each before he left so hopefully I can help him achieve that again. He knows I love a moan but only because I hate losing!

Harry is a player who is getting better each season. I heard things about him last season when we played them and he played well and this season he has started to add goals to his game, which is good.

Spider [Longlevens manager Craig Martin] and Brad say a lot of good things about him and I hope I can help him get better and help him score as many as possible,” said Kennedy.

This season has seen Kennedy spend a lot of times on the injured list and has only scored four goals so far, but he has told Severn Sport that he is “aiming to stay as fit as possible to help Longlevens finish as high in the Hellenic Premier as possible.”

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