The question most Hornets’ supporters were asking after Tuesday night’s 6-0 win at Loxwood was ‘who scored that spectacular free-kick’? Well, we are delighted to reveal that the unnamed ‘triallist’ was Isthmian League Premier Division title winner Reece Hall and, what’s more, we’re thrilled to announce that the 27-year-old winger has agreed to join the club for the new season.

A winger who can play on either flank, Reece’s footballing journey began as a youngster at Crystal Palace although it was with Tooting & Mitcham that he made his senior bow in 2012. He went on to play for Staines Town, Bromley, Lewes, Carshalton Athletic, Metropolitan Police and Redhill before joining Merstham with whom he had his most successful spell, spending three seasons with the Moatsiders before joining Dorking Wanderers in November 2018.

Although helping Dorking win the Premier Division title in his first season, Reece was released last summer and returned to Kingstonian, for whom he’d had a brief spell in 2013, scoring 5 times in 32 appearances.

Speaking about his new signing, Dom said: “It’s come out of nowhere, and I didn’t think we’d get him, but I’m pleased. He’s got good pedigree and he is a really talented footballer.”

On what Reece will bring to the team, he said: “Experience, as he’s been in and around this league for a long time now.

“He’s a good technician on the ball, and will give us a little more creativity in the final third. He can play in two or three attacking positions which is good because I’m always looking for players that can play in a number of positions as this is non-league and you often have to compromise to get a team out.”

Welcome, Reece!

Main photo: Reece playing in our friendly against Metropolitan Police last Saturday

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