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Reece Hewitt signing delights Alcester Town boss Matt Seeley

ALCESTER Town boss Matt Seeley was left with a smile as big as the proverbial Cheshire cat after capturing the signature of Reece Hewitt.

Reece Hewitt in action for Alcester Town during the 2018-19 campaign. Photo: Mark Williamson F57/12/18/0135
Reece Hewitt in action for Alcester Town during the 2018-19 campaign. Photo: Mark Williamson F57/12/18/0135

The vastly experienced forward, who has enjoyed plenty of success higher up the pyramid, looked set to be heading to Alcester’s Midland League Division Two rivals Knowle.

However, Hewitt is a childhood friend of Seeley and it didn’t take much persuasion for the winger to join the Romans instead.

“I’m chuffed to bits to get Reece on board,” Seeley told the Herald. “We’ve been best friends since the age of 16 when we was playing for Kenilworth.

“I was a little gutted when I learned he was planning to move to Knowle, but after a conversation we managed to get him to come here – it’s an unbelievable signing.

“My uncle manages Knowle and Alcester against Knowle is a bit like Birmingham City against Aston Villa, so I’m delighted Hewitt has joined.

“He’s got great experience of the levels above; he’s a natural leader; he’s got great technical ability; goes forward like you would not believe; goes around players like they’re not even there and has a great all-round engine.”

The Hewitt signing comes after the Romans enjoyed a 2-1 victory over Redditch Borough at the Stratford Road Ground on Saturday thanks to two goals from Terrance Morton.

Victory for Seeley’s side moved them from ninth up to sixth and although the Romans have only lost just one of their first six games, the manager is far from happy with the start to the season.

“I still can’t get my head around how we managed to draw with Barnt Green Spartak and Earlswood Town after being 3-1 up in both games,” he said.

“Like I’ve said before, we’re a new squad which is learning and the lessons from those games have been learnt because we’ve won our last two games by the odd goal and doing the right things at the right times.

“However, I feel like the lessons learnt have come six points too late.”

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