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Tadcaster Albion contact FA over Garforth's signing of Kamara brothers
TADCASTER ALBION have written to the West Riding County FA after big-spending Garforth Town swooped to sign brothers Nathan and Chris Kamara.
The Evo-Stik League first division north outfit announced on Wednesday they had signed the siblings but that was news to Brewers boss Paul Marshall, who said the higher league outfit had not made a seven-day notice of approach to the club.
Marshall was aware the players had been asked to turn out for Garforth over the Christmas period, when Northern Counties East League premier division Tadcaster were not in action, but was surprised to learn the pair had subsequently agreed terms.
Garforth are bottom of the Evo-Stik first division but were recently bought by former Southampton chairman Rupert Lowe, who has installed former manager – and ex-Saints coach Simon Clifford to the hot-seat.
Both Kamara brothers are former Garforth players but Marshall was waiting at training in midweek to hear any explanations about their departure from Ings Lane.
Marshall said: “They both played for Garforth on New Year’s Day and I understand they got offered a lot of money. They are still supposed to put a seven-day notice in and, no, they didn’t approach us and I am not happy about that.
“We have told the West Riding County FA. I saw Chris on Saturday and he said they had offered him a ridiculous amount of money to go and play. It’s a loss for us but it is not the end of the world. They (Garforth) haven’t gone through the proper procedures but certain clubs do it and get away with it.”
The Press contacted Garforth secretary Chris Wright but he had not responded as the paper was published.
The Brewers, meanwhile, entertain high-flying Bridington Town, who have former Ings Lane striker Carl Stewart as the lethal head of their strike force. Stewart’s hat-trick at Parkgate brought his tally for the season to 24 and Marshall is well aware of the threat his former charge poses.
He said: “It’s a very tough game. They were beaten at Scarborough but they bounced back and Carl got a hat-trick. He’s obviously a danger-man for them, along with Josh Greening. But they always give you a chance at the other end.
“They don’t have many clean sheets and our defence usually does well. Individual errors have cost us goals but George Bissett stepped in at centre-half at Hall Road Rangers and did really well as did ’keeper Leon Wrigglesworth, who we signed from Huntington.
“He looks a very bright prospect and used to be a Leeds junior.”