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Bishop's Stortford player-manager Jamie Cureton wants to get former Harlow Town striker Alex Read back to his best




Jamie Cureton is hoping to get new recruit Alex Read back to his prolific best for Bishop's Stortford.

The striker, who scored 178 goals in 278 appearances for Harlow Town before moving to Tonbridge Angels in 2018-19, went straight into the starting line-up for the weekend's 2-2 home draw with Margate in the BetVictor Isthmian League, Premier Division.

And player-manager Cureton is hoping the forward can be a big asset for the Blues having had subsequent spells with Enfield Town, Aveley and Wingate & Finchley.

Bishop's Stortford 2 Margate 2. Alex Read on his debut. Credit: Nathan Cracknell (27179128)
Bishop's Stortford 2 Margate 2. Alex Read on his debut. Credit: Nathan Cracknell (27179128)

"Ready got some minutes under his belt at the weekend so hopefully we can get him fit and scoring goals," said Cureton, whose side are 16th in the table.

"We're hoping we can get him back to his best."

The Blues twice came from behind to draw with Margate as Mark Haines scored his first goal for the club and Shomari Barnwell also netted.

Bishop's Stortford 2 Margate 2. Shomari Barnwell scores. Credit: Nathan Cracknell (27179108)
Bishop's Stortford 2 Margate 2. Shomari Barnwell scores. Credit: Nathan Cracknell (27179108)

They now travel to third-placed Horsham, who they beat 2-0 in October, this Saturday before also visiting third-from-bottom Brightlingsea Regent on Tuesday.

"We showed belief to get something out of the game [against Margate] but there's still work to do," said Cureton.

"Horsham are one of the better sides in the league but we did well against them at home. It's going to be tough but we'll try to get a result."



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