National League news - May 2019

BBC Sport tracks the latest news stories from the National League, including managerial announcements, new signings and contract extensions.

You can catch up with all of the National League news from April here. Meanwhile, check out the gossip page for the latest rumours and see our list of the latest manager ins and outs.

20 May

Dover Athletic have signed Turkish goalkeeper Yusuf Mersin, 24, on a two-year deal.

Mersin made 19 appearances in three years for Crawley before being released by the League Two club earlier this month.

Harrogate Town have signed midfielder Scott Brown, 34, following his exit from League One club Accrington Stanley.

National League champions Leyton Orient have released striker Jay Simpson, 30, midfielders Charlie Lee, 32, and Alex Lawless, 34, and goalkeeper Charlie Grainger, 22.

Barrow have signed strikers Scott Quigley from Blackpool and Dior Angus from Port Vale. Angus ended this season on loan with Barrow.

Maidenhead have signed defender Freddie Grant after he left Wealdstone.

18 May

Forward James Akintunde and left-back Rene Steer have signed contract extensions with Maidenhead United.

17 May

Relegated Havant & Waterlooville have signed midfielder Roarie Deacon, 27, from Sutton United.

Deacon played under new Havant boss Paul Doswell during his time at Sutton.

16 May

Former Swindon Town and Chesterfield defender Bradley Barry, 24, has joined Barrow on a two-year deal.

Defender Danny Livesey has left National League play-off winners Salford City to join Chester on a permanent deal, having spent the entire 2018-19 season on loan with the National League North club.

Former Birmingham City and Wolves defender Roger Johnson, 36, has been released by National League side Bromley.

Frankie Sutherland and Aiden Enver are also leaving the Kent club.

Maidenhead United manager Alan Devonshire has agreed a new two-year contract extension to stay at York Road until at least the end of the 2021-22 season.

Devonshire is in his second spell in charge of the Magpies and led them to the National League South title in 2016-17.

Longest-serving Wrexham player Mark Carrington, 32 - who joined the Dragons in 2013 - has signed a new one-year deal to take his stay at The Racecourse Ground into a seventh season.

Havant & Waterlooville midfielder Wes Fogden, 31, has agreed a new contract to stay with the club until the end of the 2019-20 season.

15 May

Harrogate Town have signed 6ft 4ins centre-back Connor Hall, 25, from National League North club Brackley Town.

Striker Morgan Penfold, 20, has joined Barrow on an initial two-year deal following his release by League One club Peterborough United.

Havant & Waterlooville have re-signed Kenya international Jonah Ayunga, 21, following his release by fellow National League side Sutton United.

14 May

Midfielder John Rooney, defender Connor Brown and goalkeeper Johnny Saltmer have all signed new one-year deals with Barrow.

Dagenham & Redbridge have signed 19-year-old Maidstone goalkeeper Josh Strizovic, who spent time on loan at Basildon United this season.

13 May

Kenya striker Jonah Ayunga has left Sutton United, shortly after being placed on the transfer list, while ex-England youth international midfielder Roarie Deacon also leaves the club after failing to agree terms.

Eastleigh have released forwards James Constable, Chris Zebroski and Ollie Dennett, and defender Lewis Harvey.

Josh Hare, Andrew Boyce, Oscar Gobern, Cavaghn Miley, Paul McCallum, Ben Williamson, Mark Yeates, Danny Hollands and Joey Jones have all been offered new deals by the Spitfires.

Hartlepool United have completed the permanent signing of striker Nicke Kabamba from relegated Havant & Waterlooville.

The 26-year-old scored seven goals in 17 games for Pools during a loan spell in the second half of this season.

Maidstone United have signed 20-year-old striker Ibrahim Olutade from Leatherhead on a two-year contract.

10 May

Barrow director Jamie Reid, brought in by previous owner Paul Casson in 2014, has stepped down from his role after five years, having stayed on to help smooth through the transition to new owners late in 2018. "Jamie will always be well thought of in Barrow," said chairman Paul Hornby.

Bromley have signed striker Michael Cheek, 27, from fellow National League club Ebbsfleet. Cheek scored 16 goals to end the 2018-19 season as Ebbsfleet's leading scorer.

Maidstone United have signed centre-back Lewis Knight on a one-year contract.

The 26-year-old moves to the Gallagher Stadium from National League South club St Albans City.

9 May

Club captain Alan Massey and midfielder James Comley have both signed new contracts with Maidenhead United.

Harrogate Town duo Jordan Thewlis and Dominic Knowles have left the club following the expiration of their contracts.

Dagenham & Redbridge have released 11 players including former Yeovil and Chesterfield defender Nathan Smith.

Tomi Adeloye, Liam Bellamy, James Blanchfield, Alex Davey, Gavin Hoyte, Lewis Moore, Jack Munns, Ben Nunn, Luke Pennell and Lamar Reynolds have also left the Daggers.

8 May

Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Elliot Justham has extended his contract with the east London club until the summer of 2021.

New Havant & Waterlooville manager Paul Doswell has signed defender Dean Beckwith following his release by former club Sutton United.

Beckwith, 35, has twice won promotion from National League South - with Eastleigh in 2014 and Sutton two years later.

Defender Jake Goodman, who will have an operation this week as he continues his recovery from a serious knee injury, has signed a new deal with Bromley.

Midfielder Michael Woods, 29, has left Harrogate Town following the expiration of his contract.

Jack Barthram, Jacob Blyth, Lee Molyneux and Nathan Waterston have all left Barrow after their deals expired, while Brian Wilson and Rhys Turner have been "invited" back to pre-season training.

Defender Nathan Clarke, 34, has agreed a new one-year deal with Halifax.

7 May

Drew Talbot has been released by Chesterfield after making more than 300 appearances for the club.

The Spireites have let 12 players go in all - including Bradley Barry and Ify Ofoegbu - with Robbie Weir, Charlie Wakefield and Jonathan Smith having their deals extended.

Maidenhead United have signed striker Shamir Fenelon, 24, after three seasons with Aldershot.

3 May

Bromley have signed Montserrat international striker Adrian Clifton from National League rivals Maidenhead United.

Meanwhile Adam Mekki, Frankie Raymond, George Porter, Jack Holland, Jordan Higgs, Luke Coulson, Marc-Anthony Okoye, Omar Bugiel and Sam Wood have signed new contracts.

But David Gregory, Richard Brindley, Joe Quigley, Kyle De Silva and Reece Meekums will all be leaving at the end of their current deals.

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