*BS*JAMES ROGERS is to join Margate after leaving Dover Athletic by mutual consent.*BF*

James wanted to play regular first team football and joins former team-mates in Iain O’Connell’s squad at Hartsdown Park.

‘Rogo’ recently became Whites’ longest serving player, having made his debut against Moor Green in 2003, when he scored a memorable goal direct from a corner.

The versatile midfielder was a regular for Dover Athletic in the club’s rise through the Ryman League, playing at left back, in central midfield and on the wing. He played a crucial role in the Ryman Premier championship season, scoring several important goals from distance.

Whites’ boss Martin Hayes said: “James wanted first-team football. We thank him for his loyal service to the club and wish him all the best.”

He joins former teammates Craig Cloke, Laurence Ball, John Keister, Dean Grant and Shaun Welford at Hartsdown Park.