Canvey Island have signed 31-year-old striker George Purcell from Bostik Premier side AFC Hornchurch.

Purcell is the Urchins’ all-time record goalscorer, notching 149 times in 279 appearances.

Having played youth team football for Gillingham, he went on to play for the likes of Ebbsfleet United, Braintree Town, York City, Dartford and Tonbridge Angels.

He joined AFC Hornchurch from Margate in July 2013, going on to finish each of the six seasons he spent at Bridge Avenue as the clubs top scorer.


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