New duo give Bosham a boost ahead of league campaign

Billy Huntley has made the move to Bosham FC
Billy Huntley has made the move to Bosham FC

Bosham’s pre-season preparations are coming along nicely, with the club boosted by the double signing of Marco Giamberladini and Billy Huntley.

The attacking duo put pen-to-paper last week following the 3-2 friendly defeat at Wessex League Division One side, Petersfield Town - a game which saw Bosham put in a strong performance, leading 2-0 at the break.

Midfielder Giamberladini makes a welcome return to Walton Lane, having left The Robins last year for Sussex County League Division 1 side, Selsey.

Meanwhile, forward Huntley spent last season at equivalent Step 5 level with Moneyfields in the Wessex League Premier Division, and also has experience with Horndean.

Both have impressed during pre-season - with Huntley netting a penalty in the 6-4 defeat at Midhurst & Easebourne.

Manager Tony Hancock said: “I’m very happy to secure the majority of the squad from last season, and extremely pleased with the additions of Marco and Billy, who will cause teams problems.

“We still have two or three new faces to add, but we’ve got a great bunch here at Bosham and we’re all looking forward to the challenge of what we know will be a tough West Sussex Premier Division.”

Hancock will be buoyed by a succession of solid pre-season performances from his squad - all against opposition higher up the pyramid - in readiness for the League campaign, which kicks off on August 31.