The Tudors swoop to capture hit-man Oli from the Hawks

Hands up if you're a Tudor: Dennis Oli is on his way to Vauxhall Road. Picture (c) Dave Haines
Hands up if you're a Tudor: Dennis Oli is on his way to Vauxhall Road. Picture (c) Dave Haines

Hemel Hempstead Town have completed the signing of striker Dennis Oli from Conference South rivals Havant and Waterlooville on a two-year deal.

An experienced forward, Tudors manager Dean Brennan is delighted to have persuaded Oli to sign and says he will give the team more options in attack as he can play right across the front line.

Oli was due to sign a new deal with Havant, but the Tudors swooped to pip the Hawks to his signature with an improved offer.

He started out at Queens Park Rangers and made 23 appearances there over three seasons, also going out on loan to Gravesend & Northfleet and Farnborough Town.

He then played one match for Swansea City and four for Cambridge United, before scoring 21 goals in 111 games for Grays Athletic from 2005 to 2008 – including a strike in the FA Trophy final.

He followed manager Mark Stimson to Gillingham on loan in 2007, before signing a contract in January 2008.

Oli stayed at the Priestfield Stadium for five years, making 127 league appearances, before heading to Wycombe Wanderers for the 2012-13 season, and joining at Havant and Waterlooville at the start of last season.