AMATEUR LEAGUE: UUJ’s Melly and Gardiner sign up for next season

Dom Melly has committed his future to Amateur League side UUJ.
Dom Melly has committed his future to Amateur League side UUJ.

Amateur League side UUJ have announced the re-signing of player-coach Dominic Melly and Grant Gardiner.

Both are ex-Irish League players with Melly having had spells at Crusaders and Bangor, while Gardiner is formerly of Glentoran and Lisburn Distillery.

The pair joined the Jordanstown club when boss Billy Youle took over midway through last season.

“Both players will bring a lot of experience and ability to the team and we are delighted that they have decided to commit to the club for another season,” a club spokesperson wrote on Facebook.

Earlier this week, ex-Glentoran player Philip Simpson became Youle’s first signing of the summer as he looks to build a strong team for next year’s Division 1B campaign.