Date: Tue 11 Oct 2022
By Steve Whitney
Steve Castle, manager of Pitching In Southern League Premier Division Central club Royston Town, has bolstered his squad with two new midfield additions.
Connor Furlong joins the Crows from struggling league rivals AFC Rushden & Diamonds, for whom he has made 8 appearances this season.
The 24-year-old had moved to Hayden Road in August 2021 from another then-league rival, Biggleswade Town, where he had been since October 2020.
He joined then-Southern Division One Central outfit Bedford Town in August 2018 following a successful trial period and then switched to Southern Premier Central side St Ives Town in October 2019.
He spent eight years with MK Dons before being released in the summer of 2018 and had loan stints at Oxford City and Aylesbury United whilst on the Dons` books.
Also joining Royston is the creative Andrew Osei-Bonsu.
The 23-year-old joined MK Dons academy at the age of 8 and progressed through their age groups all the way to making his first-team debut in the EFL Cup at Newport County in August 2016.
On leaving the Dons at the end of that season he had brief spells at Wealdstone and Dunstable Town before signing a professional contract with Larne in the Northern Ireland Championship.
Although an integral part of the squad, he struggled to hold down a regular place in the starting line-up and returned to England in November 2018 and signed for Southern Premier Division Central side St Ives Town.
He moved to Vanarama National League South outfit Billericay Town in November 2018 and then in August 2021, he moved north of the border to join Scottish League One side East Fife before returning to England and re-signing for St Ives in March 2022.