Dorchester Town manager gets England call...

DORCHESTER Town manager Steve Thompson has been selected as part of the 18-strong England veterans team which is heading to Thailand on May 30th in a bid to retain the 13th Seniors’ World Cup.

Thompson (55), who appeared as a hard working midfielder for Yeovil Town, Woking and Slough Town as well being a part of Martin O’Neill’s double winning Wycombe Wanderers team which earned promotion to The Football League back in 1992, joins the likes of former Everton winger Peter Beagrie, former Fulham and Jamica striker Barry Hayles and the much-travelled Jamie Cureton.

England have won the last two tournaments beating Thailand 1-0 in 2016 and Iran 2-0 in last year’s final. The tournament first took place in 2006 following the devastating tsunami that hit the Thailand. The competition, featuring teams from around the world, helped rebuild tourism after the disaster and now provides additional football coaching for underprivileged children.

Full squad: Dean Barrick, Peter Beagrie, Gary Bennett, Louis Carey, Jamie Cureton, Steve Dickinson, Rob Edwards, Barry Hayles, Andy Hesenthaler, Steve Jones, Steve Phillips, Jason Price, Wesley Reid, Alex Russell, Mark Saunders, Nicky Southall, Steve Thompson, Rod Thornley.

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