Dale Eve Hopes To Be An “Important Asset”

February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

[Written by Don Burgess]

Dale Eve hopes to be an “important asset” as Spennymoor Town seeks promotion.

The club currently sits in seventh place, but five points behind third, in the National League North, which is the sixth tier of English Football.

Eve was one of the standouts of the Bermuda National Team during last year’s Gold Cup. The keeper said playing with the Gombey Warriors “opened many doors to this opportunity, the Gold Cup being the main platform.”

The save below earned Eve ‘Save of the Game’ honours during the Gold Cup:

But this deal didn’t happen without people moving heaven and earth behind the scenes.

Eve told Bernews, “My new agents have been working tirelessly over the transfer window day in day out to find a suitable club for me given the three to four seasons of missed time in the UK.”

Eve signed with Stoke in 2012, but never played with the club, and was loaned out five times over the next four years, getting scant opportunity to showcase his talent.

A connection that follows all Bermuda internationals sent him a “through ball” to connect him to Spennymoor.

Eve said his previous experiences in England taught him several lessons that he will take with him with this new opportunity.

“I’ve learned more than enough chasing after what seemed to be a dead promise of being in the professional game again,” the keeper said. “Lifestyle activities will always be the number one attribute with becoming a professional athlete.

“I am hoping to be an important asset to the run onto promotion. I look forward to helping bring the club to success in the future.”

National team goalkeeper coach John Moreira said the signing “will not only be huge for Dale continuing his development, but also to the [national] team as well as the other keepers around him. I believe he will do well as he works hard and is a great keeper ready to challenge whatever comes his way.”

Moreira added that playing in the Gold Cup helped Eve with his development. The coach praised the way Eve has matured for the past three years. “He is a leader now more than before.

“His work ethic is impeccable, and his standards are in line with that of a professional footballer. We worked together over the Gold Cup for close to a month and he never took his foot off the pedal.

“I told him when we left the Gold Cup, I was proud of him, and in time this would be a stepping stone for him.”

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