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ALNWICK TOWN A.F.C

ST JAMES’ PARK

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Northumberland Senior Cup Quarter Final Alnwick Town v Whitley Bay Tuesday 19th November 2013, 19:30 KO

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A Brief History of Alnwick Town AFC Alnwick Town Association Football Club was formed in 1879, and was then known as Alnwick United Services. The club was the only Association Football side between Dunbar and Newcastle. In 1900 the club moved to our current home, St James’ Park. The club’s name was changed to Alnwick United Juniors. Between this time and the beginning of the First World War, the name changed between United and Town on several occasions, and also a brief spell as Alnwick St James’s. The club competed in the North Northumberland League until 1923, moving to the East Northumberland League until 1936. The club was then renamed Alnwick Town, and would compete in the Northern Alliance until 1982, apart from 1 season in the Durham Central League in 1964-65. The 60’s and early 70’s were Alnwick Town’s golden years, winning the Northern Alliance on 7 occasions and a league and cup double 5 times. In 1982-83, Alnwick Town were admitted into the newly formed Northern League Division 2. In the 1988/89 season the club finished runners-up and were promoted to the 1st Division, the highest league they have played in to date. The club also elected the league’s first female chairman, Judith Draycott. Relegation from the Northern League 1st Division followed in 1990/91. The club remained in the Northern League 2nd Division until 2006-07 when failing to meet ground criteria and lack of funds resulted in relegation to the Northern Alliance. A change in chairman, committee and management saved the club from extinction, and with the club spending 4 seasons in the Northern Alliance Premier Division, they were promoted back to the Northern League for the 2011-12 season. Whilst in the Alliance, the club won the Senior Benevolent Bowl and the Pinpoint Recruitment Cup. The club were also awarded F.A Charter Standard for the first time in their history. Back in the Northern League, the club finished in 16th place, and achieved Grade G ground status, preserving the club’s position in the Northern League, meaning the club would be competing in the F.A Vase and Senior Cup once again. With plans for the future on the horizon, the club can hopefully look forward to a return of the glory years once again.

ALNWICK TOWN ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB HONOURS LIST Durham Central League Cup Winners: 1964/65 North Northumberland League: 1898/99 North Northumberland Minor Cup: 1903/04 Northern Alliance Challenge Cup Winners: 1961–62, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1970–71 Northern Alliance Champions: 1937/38, 1962/63, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1970/71, 1971/72 Northern Alliance Runners-Up: 1959–60, 1961–62, 1966–67, 1972–73, 2010–11 Northern Alliance Subsidiary Cup Winners: 1980/81 Northern League Division 2 Runners-Up: 1988/89 NORTHUMBERLAND AGED MINERS HOMES CUP WINNERS: 1936/37 Northumberland Amateur Cup Winners: 1971-72 Northumberland Senior Benevolent Bowl WiNners: 1986/87, 2009/10 Northumberland Senior Cup Runners-Up: 1961/62 Pinpoint Recruitment Cup Winners: 2008/09 F.A Cup Best: 3rd Qualifying Round (1951-52, 1957-58) F.A Trophy Best: 3rd Qualifying Round (1990-91) F.A Vase Best: 2nd Round (1975-76)


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Alnwick Town Association Football Club St James’ Park, Weavers Way, Alnwick Northumberland NE66 1BG

Copyright Jason Sumner President - The Duke of Northumberland

Contents

Vice Presidents - Norman Laidler & Hugh Philipson

Page 1: Club Info Page 2: Chairman’s Welcome Page 3: Programme Editor Notes Page 4: Player Profiles Page 5: Player Profiles Page 6: Player Sponsorship Page 7: Pitch Sponsorship Page 8: Fixtures & Squad Lists Page 9: Fixtures & Squad Lists Page 10: Alnwick Town Squad List Page 11: Whitley Bay Squad List Page 12: Whitley Bay Info Page 13: Whitley Bay Info Page 14: Alnwick Town Reserves Info Page 15: Season Stats Page 16: Half Time Quiz Page 17: Previous Programmes Page 18: 1st Division Info Page 19: 2nd Division Info Page 20: Club Shop / Programme Shop

Chairman - Tom McKie Vice Chairman - Gordon Webster Vice Chairman (Development) - Cyril Cox Vice Chairman (Juniors) & Charter Standard Compliance - Darren Middleton Club Secretary / Press Officer - Cyril Cox Reserve Team Secretary - Dan Skelton First Team Manager - Derek Atwell Reserve Team Manager - Andrew Atkinson First Team Coach - Steve Mullen Reserve Team Coach - Martin Carss Sports Therapist: David Ross Groundsmen - Ian Hogg & Des Lamb

Caretaker - Jimmy Lillico Programme / Website Editor - Michael Cook Junior Secretary - Keith Nichols Junior Welfare Officer - Nicola Cooke


Welcome to St James’ Park The Home of Alnwick Town AFC Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to St James’ Park, the home of Alnwick Town AFC since 1900. A particularly warm welcome to today’s match officials, as well as the players, management and supporters of our opponents WHITLEY BAY. Here at St James’ Park, we continue to improve our facilities every year, with both the ground and clubhouse being extensively upgraded since we returned to the Northern League, gaining a Grade G status in the process. None of what you see today would have been possible without the continued support from all of our sponsors, in particular Kitson Windows, MKM, Jet Wash OK, Genix Dental Care, Northumberland Floor Sanding and Mark Ryder Heating and Plumbing. I would also like to thank all of our volunteers who work continuously throughout the year in all sorts of weather conditions. Without their commitment and effort the club would simply not survive. Please feel free to come into the clubhouse to enjoy a beverage or two! Finally, I hope you enjoy the match and have a safe journey home.

Tom McKie - The Chairman


Comments from.... The Editor Big game tonight, against one of the most successful non league sides of recent years, not just in the North East. To win 4 cup finals at Wembley is some achievement, no matter what level of football you play at. I’ve been to the old Wembley once but never to the redeveloped ground. Who knows, maybe one day it’ll be with Alnwick Town. The Senior Cup brings the chance to play at St James’ Park (the other one down the road) for the final. To play at a Premier League stadium will no doubt be a massive incentive for everyone involved. Getting there is far from easy though! --------------------------------------------------------------------------

We have spaces available on the bus for the away trips to Whitehaven this Saturday, and to Northallerton Town on Saturday 14th December. Sheets are up in the clubhouse entrance to put your name on the bus. I think it’s normally a fiver for a seat. Canny value for the two longest trip in the league. --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Part season tickets will shortly be available for the remainder of the season. They’ll represent the usual excellent value for both Adults and Concessions. Prices will be confirmed in the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for posters around the town! Haway the Wick!


Alnwick Town Player Profiles - 2013/2014 Season BRIAN BROOKS GOALKEEPER 31 DAN MULLEN

The 472 Player of the Season for 2012/13, Brooka played a massive part in keeping the club in the Northern League. One of the club’s longest serving players and a genuine role model for the younger lads coming through. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR

GOALKEEPER

Dan has joined the club this summer and has made a promising start, keeping his first clean sheet in the victory against Northallerton Town.

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AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR

ALEX MAKIN

‘OOMPA LOOMPA’ as the 472 song goes, Alex has become a permanent fixture in the defence at the club. Now that Marc Nixon has left, he has officially been crowned the club’s tallest player. SPONSORED BY: DAVID REYNOLDS

DEFENDER 26

DANNY LOWES DEFENDER

DAVID HILLS DEFENDER

TOM MACPHERSON DEFENDER 25

JAKE LOWES DEFENDER

KEIRAN HOGG MIDFIELDER

Danny will be hoping for an injury-free season, having had lengthy spells out following games against Esh Winning. He has a different haircut every week, at the moment though he’s looking a bit bald on top. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR Hillsy has returned to the club following his big money move to Ryton & Crawcrook Albion last season. Still a favourite of the programme editor due to his Sunderland roots, Hillsy adds some much needed experience at the back. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR Tom Mac has taken over as captain this season. Loves the banter at the club, especially the away days involving Christmas jumpers and bribing the judges in Brampton. SPONSORED BY: JOHN PROUDLOCK BUILDING CONTRACTOR 01669 621 141 Jake will be hoping for more first team action this year, and following the retirement of the club’s long serving left back this could be his year. Younger brother of Danny, with a lot more hair on top. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR Hoggy has become a permanent fixture in the first team, switching to a more central role, but is still more than capable on the wing or at full back. A danger when he runs with the ball at defenders. SPONSORED BY: DAVID REYNOLDS


Alnwick Town Player Profiles - 2013/2014 Season You’ll often find Kiddy on the treatment table due to being made of glass. Cruciate ligament injuries and dislocated shoulders are just part of the game apparently. Follow him on twitter @chriskidd4 SPONSORED BY: TOM MCKIE Muzza. Club Captain. Legend. Hates a booking. Heart and soul of the club. Never stops running. Caused a 1 man pitch invasion last season with 2 late goals against Brandon United. It was worth it. SPONSORED BY: PETER ROPER The first player to score 20 goals in the Northern League for the club since James Swordy. Tony arguably kept the club up last season and scored some crackers in the process. A hat-trick against Birtley rounded off his season. SPONSORED BY: ALLAN TAIT Kev has returned to the club again following stints of kicking and punching lumps out of others in a cage. He’s a canny lad. Will never back out of a tackle, and sure to give Muzza a run for his money this year for the ‘Bad Boy’ award. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR

Tom is back in first team action following a successful cricket season (again) and also the birth of his first child. Lots of Northern League experience and a nuisance to defenders. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR

Described by his former club North Shields as a ‘legend’, Keith has a phenomenal scoring record in the Northern League, and he has finally come home! A big signing for the club, Keith bagged a brace on debut against Esh Winning. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR Minnow’s 2nd season with the club and he’ll be hoping to get more action this year from the starting line-up. Scored a couple of vital goals last season, lets hope for a few more again this season. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR

Dale will be hoping for an injury free season after complications from the previous season’s injury. Will run himself into the ground and not shy to put a foot in. Big chance this year. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR

CHRIS KIDD MIDFIELDER 22

BRYAN MURRAY MIDFIELDER

TONY BROWN MIDFIELDER

KEVIN ELLIOTT MIDFIELDER

TOM VICKERS FORWARD

KEITH DOUGLAS FORWARD

JAMES JACKSON FORWARD 21

DALE KENNEDY FORWARD


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Tony Brown

Kieran Hogg

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Chris Kidd

Alex Makin

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Bryan Murray

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For only £2.50 per section, you can help support Alnwick Town AFC financially for the 2013-2014 season by sponsoring a section of the St James’ Park pitch.

Each section is roughly the size of a dugout in the illustration above, and you can use it to advertise a business, charity, or if you like simply your own name. You may purchase as many sections as you wish. If we can fill each section of the pitch, we will raise £205.00. Although this may not seem like much in terms or running a football club, every little helps. The money raised would almost cover the photocopying costs for the inserts of the matchday programme for the entire season. Contact us atafc1879@btconnect.com or on Twitter @alnwicktownafc for details. Current Total Raised: £82.50, with 40.25% of sections taken.


Alnwick Town AFC 2013-2014 Season Fixtures and Match Stats OPPONENTS

2013 H/A

SCORE ATT

1

2

3

4

5

6

AUGUST 10

H

WEST ALLOTMENT CELTIC

0-4

82

MULLEN D

MAKIN A

LOWES J

LOWES D

MACPHERSON T

HILLS D

14

A

RYTON & CRAWCROOK ALBION

1-2

58

MULLEN D

LOWES D

MACPHERSON T

HILLS D

MURRAY B

BROWN T

17

A

WASHINGTON

1-2

41

MULLEN D

LOWES D

MACPHERSON T 1

MURRAY B

ELLIOTT K (Y)

BROWN T 1

20

H

NORTHALLERTON TOWN

1-0

105

MULLEN D

MURRAY B

MACPHERSON T

LOWES D

ELLIOTT K

HOGG K

24

A

THORNABY

2-2

65

MULLEN D

MURRAY B

MACPHERSON T

HILLS D

ELLIOTT K

HOGG K (Y)

26

H

HEATON STANNINGTON

0-2

126

MULLEN D

LOWES D

MACPHERSON T

HILLS D

ELLIOTT K

KIDD C

31

A

WILLINGTON

1-1

91

MULLEN D

HILLS D (Y)

MACPHERSON T (Y)

MURRAY P

ELLIOTT K

MAKIN A

MACPHERSON T

LOWES D

SEPTEMBER 4

A

BRANDON UNITED

1-4

31

MULLEN D

HILLS D

ELLIOTT K

MAKIN A 1

7

H

ALBION SPORTS (FAV 1QR)

2-3

129

MULLEN D

LOWES D

MACPHERSON T ARMSTRONG L 1

ELLIOTT K

MAKIN A

14

A

NORTON & STOCKTON ANCIENTS

4-1

66

MULLEN D

LOWES D

MACPHERSON T ARMSTRONG L

KIDD C

MAKIN A

21

H

SEAHAM RED STAR

2-6

50

MULLEN D

LOWES D (Y)

HILLS D

ARMSTRONG L (Y)

KIDD C

MAKIN A (Y)

28

H

TOW LAW TOWN

2-3

76

MULLEN D

MAKIN A

MURRAY B 1

MACPHERSON T

LOWES D

KIDD C

CHESTER-LE-STREET TOWN

OCTOBER 5

A

3-1

72

MULLEN D

MURRAY B (Y)

MACPHERSON T (Y)

LOWES D

ELLIOTT K

MAKIN A

9

A WEST ALLOTMENT CELTIC (NSC 1R)

1-2

111

MULLEN D

MAKIN A

MACPHERSON T

MURRAY B (Y)

HILLS D

ELLIOTT K

12

A

STOKESLEY SPORTS CLUB

2-1

42

MULLEN D

MAKIN A

HILLS D

ELLIOTT K

MURRAY B

MACPHERSON T (Y)

15

H

NORTON & STOCKTON ANCIENTS (EAMC)

0-1

70

MULLEN D

LOWES D

HILLS D

ELLIOTT K

MURRAY B (Y)

MACPHERSON T

19

A

TOW LAW TOWN

3-1

40

MULLEN D

MAKIN A

HILLS D

ELLIOTT K (Y)

MURRAY B (Y)

MACPHERSON T

26

A

WHICKHAM

3-0

65

MULLEN D

MURRAY B

MAKIN A

LOWES D

MACPHERSON T

HOGG K

NOVEMBER 2

H

SOUTH SHIELDS

1-1

58

MULLEN D

MAKIN A

HOGG K

MURRAY B

MACPHERSON T

ELLIOTT K

9

A

ESH WINNING

2-2

46

MULLEN D

LOWES D

HOGG K

MURRAY B

MACPHERSON T

ELLIOTT K

12

H

JARROW ROOFING BCA

3-4

55

MULLEN D

MURRAY B

HOGG K (Y)

LOWES D

MACPHERSON T 2

ELLIOTT K

16

H

DARLINGTON RAILWAY ATHLETIC

19

H

WHITLEY BAY (NSC QF)

23

A

WHITEHAVEN AMATEURS

26

H

NORTH SHIELDS (LC 2R)

30

A

BIRTLEY TOWN

1

2

3

4

5

6

DECEMBER 7

H

RYTON & CRAWCROOK ALBION

14

A

NORTHALLERTON TOWN

21

H

BRANDON UNITED

28

A

JARROW ROOFING BCA OPPONENTS

2014 H/A

JANUARY 4

H

WASHINGTON

10

A

WEST ALLOTMENT CELTIC

18

H

THORNABY

25

A

HEATON STANNINGTON

FEBRUARY 1

H

WILLINGTON

8

A

SEAHAM RED STAR

15

H

NORTON & STOCKTON ANCIENTS

MARCH 1

H

CHESTER-LE-STREET TOWN

8

H

STOKESLEY SPORTS CLUB

15

A

NORTH SHIELDS

22

H

WHICKHAM

29

A

SOUTH SHIELDS

APRIL 5

H

ESH WINNING

12

A

DARLINGTON RAILWAY ATHLETIC

19

H

WHITEHAVEN AMATEURS

26

H

BIRTLEY TOWN

H

NORTH SHIELDS

Tbc

SCORE ATT


Key: (Y) = Yellow Card, (R) = Red Card, (#) = Substitute on for, # = Number of goals scored, FAV = F.A Vase, NSC = Northumberland Senior Cup, EAMC = Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup, LC = League Cup. 7

8

MURRAY B

ELLIOTT K

MAKIN A

HOGG K

HOGG K

MAKIN A

BROWN T 1

9

10

11

12

13 / 17

JACKSON J

HOGG K

ROBINSON M

JACKSON J 2

ROBINSON M

MAKIN A

14

15

16

BROWN T

KENNEDY D

LOWES J

ELLIOTT K (8)

BROOKS B

JOBSON A (8)

DUNDAS L (6)

MOORE R (3)

BROOKS B

MOORE R (11)

TRUSCOTT T

JACKSON J

LOWES J

JOBSON A

TROY D (9)

TRUSCOTT T (10)

MOORE R (11)

ROBINSON M

JACKSON J

LOWES J

TROY D

FULLER L

BROOKS B

MOORE R

TRUSCOTT T (9)

HILLS D (4)

TRUSCOTT T (9)

KENNEDY D

KIDD C (11) 1

MAKIN A

BROWN T

ROBINSON M 1

JACKSON J

LOWES J

JOBSON A

LOWES D (4)

BROWN T

MAKIN A

JACKSON J

HOGG S

HOGG K

JOBSON A

BROOKS B

BROWN T

HOGG K (Y)

JACKSON J

KENNEDY D

LOWES J

TRUSCOTT T

FULLER L

LOWES D (4)

KIDD C (5)

BROWN T

HOGG K

KENNEDY D (Y) 1

JACKSON J 1

LOWES J 1

KIDD C (11)

BROOKS B

MURRAY P (10)

ARMSTRONG L (2)

BROOKS B

BROWN T

HOGG K

HOGG S

JACKSON J

LOWES J

ROBINSON M (5)

BROWN T

HOGG K

HOGG S 1

JACKSON J

LOWES J

MURRAY P (6)

BROWN T

HOGG K

HOGG S 2

JACKSON J

LOWES J (Y)

TRUSCOTT T

BROOKS B

BROWN T 1

HOGG K

JACKSON J

HOGG S

MURRAY P

JOBSON A (11)

BROOKS B

BROWN T

HOGG K

JACKSON J 1

SULLIVAN S

LOWES J

JACKSON J

HOGG K

KENNEDY D

BROWN T 2

TRUSCOTT T

BROWN T 1

HOGG K

KENNEDY D (Y)

HOGG S

SULLIVAN S

MURRAY P (11)

HOGG K (Y)

BROWN T (Y)

KENNEDY D

TRUSCOTT T

LOWES J

TRUSCOTT T (10) STRAUGHAN R (6)

KENNEDY D (9) MURRAY P (4)

HILLS D

KIDD C (11)

TRUSCOTT T

MURRAY B (3)

MURRAY P HILLS D

MURRAY B (6)

ELLIOTT K

JOBSON A (11)

ELLIOTT K (6)

HILLS D

HILLS D (3)

JOBSON A

MURRAY P (11)

BROOKS B

SULLIVAN S (11)

KIDDELL A (7)

STRAUGHAN R

COLLINS K (2)

JOBSON A

STRAUGHAN R

BROOKS B

COLLINS K (11)

MAKIN A (10)

KIDDELL A

BROOKS B

JACKSON J (11) TRUSCOTT T

HILLS D (3)

LOWES D 1

HOGG K

COLLINS K

BROWN T

LOWES J

STRAUGHAN R (10)

JACKSON J

BROWN T

SULLIVAN S

COLLINS K

LOWES J

STRAUGHAN R (10)

TRUSCOTT T 1

BROWN T

JACKSON J

COLLINS K (Y)

HOGG S

LOWES J (7)

MAKIN A

BROWN T

VICKERS T

DOUGLAS K 2

HOGG S (Y/Y)

JACKSON J

BROOKS B

COLLINS K

HILLS D

LOWES J (7)

MAKIN A

BROWN T

KENNEDY D

DOUGLAS K 1

LOWES J

HILLS D

BROOKS B

VICKERS T (7)

JACKSON J (11)

COLLINS K

7

8

9

10

11

12

13 / 17

14

15

16

MURRAY P (7)

BROOKS B


Northumberland Senior Cup Q/F

ALNWICK TOWN AFC ADAM JOBSON

ALEX MAKIN ANDREW KIDDELL BRIAN BROOKS BRYAN MURRAY Manager: Derek Atwell Coach: Steve Mullen Sports Therapist: David Ross

1st Choice Colours: Black and White Stripes Black Shorts Black Socks 2nd Choice Colours: Navy and Light Blue Quarters

Navy Blue Shorts Navy Blue Socks

CHRISTOPHER KIDD DALE KENNEDY DAN MULLEN

DANNY LOWES DAVID HILLS JAKE LOWES JAMES JACKSON KEITH DOUGLAS KENNY COLLINS KEVIN ELLIOTT

KIERAN HOGG LEE DUNDAS PETER MURRAY

Match Officials

ROSS STRAUGHAN

Referee: Paul Keogh Assistant: Tom Armstrong Assistant: Thomas Armstrong

STEPHEN HOGG STUART SULLIVAN THOMAS TRUSCOTT TOM MACPHERSON (C) TOM VICKERS TONY BROWN


Tuesday 19th November 2013 19:30

WHITLEY BAY CALUM ANDERSON

PAUL ANTONY JONATHAN BALL DILLON BLAKE BRADLEY BROOKING STEPHEN BUZZEO PAUL CHOW (C) CHRIS FAWCETT

LIAM HARRIS JAKE KALLIS ALEX KEMPSTER TOM KINDLEY CRAIG MCFARLANE MICHAEL MCMULLEN ROBERT NOLAN

JAMES NOVAK

Manager: Ian Chandler

Assistant Manager: Brian Rowe Physio: Glen Martin

GK Coach / Kitman: David Sproat Colours: Yellow Shirts Yellow Shorts Yellow Socks

CHRIS REID JARRETT RIVERS ANDY ROBERTSON LEON RYAN

Random Stat:

CRAIG SMITH

Alnwick Town currently have 6 players sponsored this season. You can sponsor a player for just £10 for the season. See page 6 for information.


Whitley Bay Football Club Pen Pictures 2013/2014 season. Jonathan Ball Goalkeeper Jonathan re-signed for the club during the close season having played for the club during the last two seasons. Previously Jonathan was a junior at Carlilse United. Tom Kindley Goalkeeper Tom progressed through the reserves but found his first team chances limited due to Terry Burke and Kyle Hayes. He then left due to work commitments but is now readily available to battle for the no1 spot. Tom was a membe r of the 2010 FA Vase winning squad

Callum Anderson Defender Callum progressed through the reserve team and is now an established and important member of the first team. He was a member of the squad at Wembley in 2009 and played the whole game in both the 2010 and 2011 Vase Finals. Chris Reid Defender Chris re-signed for the club in 2011following a period playing in Australia for Brisbane Athletic. He came through the Club Academy eventually making the first team squad. However with first team appearances limited he left for regular first team football at West Allotment Celtic. Now with the experience behind him Chris is the first choice centre half. James Novak Defender James signed for the club from Bedlington Terriers last season. He is a left sided defender who has added add experience and strength to the defence. James is also a dead ball specialist. Bradley Brooking Defender Brad signed for the club last season from Hebburn Town. A right sided defender with loads of pace and has chipped in with a few goals. He was a member of the Dunston UTS squad who won the FA Vase in 2012 Craig Smith Defender A local lad Craig who has been at the club for a number of years playing for the Reserves. However he has been giving a chance with the first team and has not let anyone down. Craig McFarlane Defender Craig has become a versatile, influential and very popular player since joining the club during 2008/09 from Bedlington Terriers. He was previously a member of our academy before joining Sunderland as a junior. He started all three games at Wembley and was voted Players and Supporters Player of the Year in 2010/11 when he also won the goal of the season award. Leon Ryan Defender Leon rejoned the club in August from Spennymoor Town. He is a tall dominating centre half who also gets his fair share of goal’s . Leon was a member of our 2009 and 2010 FA Vase winning team and also a member Spennymoors in 2013. A good addition to the squad

Chris Fawcett Midfield Returned to the club in November 2011 after a short spell at Ashington. First signed in October 2008 from Newcastle Blue Star. A very quick left sided player who can cause all sorts of problems for defenders. Chris came o ff the bench during the 2009 Vase Final and won winners medals in all 3 Wembley finals.

Tonight’s Visitors - Whitley Bay

Paul Antony Midfield Paul signed for the club during the close season having played at Ashington last season. He is an experienced midfield player who has great passing skills and will also weigh in with a few goals. Paul has also played at Team Northumbria and Newcastle Benfield. Jarrett Rivers Middlesbrough

Midfield

A speedy right sided player who recently joined the club. He has previously been at

Dillon Blake prospect for the future.

Midfield

A youngster who made his debut season last after impressive displays for the reserves. A good

Stephen Buzzeo Midfield for Newcastle Benfield and Shildon

Stephen has just signed for the club. A vastly experienced midfielder he has previously played

Michael McMullen Midfield Michael has recently rejoined club having left last season and played for North Shields and Newcastle Benfield. A right sided player Michael causes problems to defences with his pace, Jake Kallis Midfield Jake has recently joined the club having come here from his native Australia. A hard working midfielder he has impressed when given the chance. Paul Chow Forward Paul joined the club from Jarrow Roofing, where he had been a prolific scorer. Paul is a lethal striker, and formed a great partnership with Lee Kerr. He scored his 40th goal of the season and Bay’s second at Wembley in 2009. Paul made history in the 2010 Vase Final by scoring after only 21 seconds, the fastest goal at the new Wembley and the fastest ever in any Wembley Cup Final. In the 2011season he scored in every round of the Vase, including twice at Wembley and is now the club’s 2 nd top scorer of all time with 207 having scored a very impressive 46 last season. He won the clubs Player of the Year award last season. Appointed Club Captain for the coming season Robert Nolan Forward Another recent signing Robert joins us from neighbours Blyth Spartans who he joined from North Shields where he was their top scorer last season with 30 goals

Management Team Ian Chandler Manager Ian is the Club’s fifth top goalscorer with 156 to his name. He also played professionally at Barnsley and Aldershot, and loc ally at Blyth, Durham, Bishop Auckland and briefly at Jarrow Roofing before returning to Whitley Bay to take over as Manager in 2004. Ian won the No rthern League Manager of the Year title for 2006/07 after guiding the team to the League Championship. He holds a unique record having scored the winner in the 2002 FA Vase Final and later managing the winning team, leading Whitley to Vase glory at Wembley in 2008/09 and again in 2009 /10 and 2010/11. He was also voted Northern League Manager of the Year on all three occasions, another unique record. Brian Rowe Assistant Manager Brian returned as a player to Hillheads three years ago and was appointed Assistant Manager for the 2011/12 season. He is a n o nonsense, hard tackling defender. After leaving the Bay in 2008 Brian won the Northern League Player of The Year award while at Sunderland Nissan and then joined Jarrow Roofing and helped them to promotion back to Division One.

Glen Martin Physio An approved FA Physio and highly respected by the players and Management. Glen assists with coaching and players pre and post match preparations. Always has final say on players’ fitness and availability in order to protect them from long term damage. Had the players in peak condition for all three Wembley Finals. David Sproat Goalkeeping Coach/ Kit Man Goalkeeper who played for the club alongside manager Ian Chandler from 1999-2002. Returned to Hillheads at the start of the 2009/10 season to assist in coaching first team goalkeepers. Has been part of the 2010 and 2011 FA Vase winning coaching team. A Bay fan since the age of 12.


1960’s During the 1960’s Whitley Bay became one of the top amateur clubs in the country. They won the Northern League title in 1964 /65 and 1965/66, as well as the League Cup in 1964/65. The Club won the Northumberland Senior Cup six times in ten years. But it was in the Amateur Cup that Whitley rose to national prominence, reaching the semi-finals twice and the quarter finals four times. The quarter final against Hendon in 1965 set the ground record, when 7301 supporters packed into Hillheads Park only to see Hendon win 3-1. 1970’s The early 1970’s saw Bay’s successes continue with the League Cup being won in 1970/71, and the County Cup in 1970/71 and 197 2/73. With the demise of amateur football the Club’s fortunes took a nosedive, culminating in them having to apply for re-election to the League in 1979/80. 1980’s In 1987/88, with fortunes rising, the club joined the Northern Premier League. In 1989/90 the Bay had their best ever run in the FA Cup, when they reached the 3rd Round, going down 1-0 at Rochdale, after a 1-0 win at then League side Scarborough, and in the 2 nd Round defeating former winners Preston North End 2-0 in front of the BBC Match of the Day cameras. 1990’s The following season Whitley won not only the First Division Cup for the second time but also the Championship and promotion to the Premier Division. They finished in 11 th spot in the 1993/94 season, their best position in the Premier Division. A decline in fortunes followed during the later 90’s and in 2000 Whitley were relegated back to the Northern League. 2000’s A new century marked the beginning of the most successful period in the club’s history as they rose to national prominence wi th record breaking achievements in the FA Vase. The 2001/02 season proved to be one of the most memorable in the clubs’ history when in only the ir second season in the competition and against all expectations they won the FA Vase at Villa Park, thanks to a spectacular Ian Chandler head er in extra time against their Eastern League opponents Tiptree United. With expectations high, things didn’t go to plan the following season and only 12 months after leading the team to Vase glory, Manager Andy Gowens resigned. The appointment of Ian Chandler as Manager in January 2004 proved a masterstroke, with another Vase winner, Steve Cuggy returning as coach. Few could have imagined the unprecedented success that would follow in the next seven years. In Ian Chandler’s first full season in charge Whitley won the Northumberland Senior Cup and a respectable 5 th place in the league was also attained, but much more was to follow in 2006/07 which was a season to savour for the fans as Whitley won the league title on the final day of the season with a 3-1 win at Durham City. The honours didn’t end there as goalkeeper Terry Burke was named Northern League Player of the Ye ar with Lee Kerr the Young Player of the Year, while Ian Chandler took the Manager of the Year award. As the only club to score more than 100 league goals Whitley’s brand of exciting attacking play was a joy to watch. In 2007/08 the highlight of the season came in the FA Vase when Whitley reached the semi-final stage having beaten the holders and hot favourites Truro City 3-0 in Cornwall. Another long trip in the quarter-finals took them to Hungerford Town where they won 1-0. Disaster struck in the first leg of the semi final at Lowestoft where a 4-0 win for the Trawlermen made them firm favourites to go through but in a fantastic second leg Whitley were three up after only 24 minutes but could not manage a crucial fourth. Both legs were played in front of just over 2000 spectators. Off the field long serving Secretary Derek Breakwell was presented with the Arthur Clark Memorial Trophy for his services to the Northern League . 2008/09 was a season that Bay fans will never forget. The FA Vase once again took centre stage with Manchester side Abbey Hey being Whitley’s first opponents. The visitors went 2-0 up and only a late equaliser from Chris Moore took the game to extra time where Bay ran out 5-2 winners. Hard fought victories at Penrith and Bootle and then home wins against Stratford Town and Biggleswade Town took Whitley into the semi-final for the second year running where they were once again paired with Lowestoft. Bay had home advantage in the 1 st leg and in front of a crowd of 2,947 goals from Paul Chow and Lee Kerr gave them a 2-1 lead to take to Crown Meadow. In the 2 nd leg a capacity crowd of 2,250 saw Bay’s lead wiped out inside 3 minutes but an equaliser from Leon Ryan and a superb display from the whole team saw Whitley Bay become the firs t North East side to reach the new Wembley where their opponents were Glossop North End from the North West Counties League. And what an occasi on it was. With 12,212 fans in the stadium goals from Lee Kerr and Paul Chow (his 40 th of the season) brought the FA Vase back to Whitley Bay for the 2 nd time in 7 years. Lee Kerr also was voted the Man of the Match. 2009/10 was yet another memorable season with Whitley fighting on four fronts for honours. Despite fixture congestion countin g against them, they won the Northumberland Senior Cup at St James Park, defeating Ashington 2-1. They also reached the semi final of the League Cup and for a third successive season, they finished 3 rd in the league despite a backlog of fixtures due to the severe winter weather. But once again Wembley beckoned when after victories over Alsager, Boldmere, Poole, Chertsey, Shildon and an epic two legged semi final against Barwell, Whitley Bay reached the FA Vase Final for the third time and for the second successive season. This time their oppon ents were Wroxham from the Eastern Counties League. The thousands of fans who made the trip from the north east to Wembley were celebrating aft er only 21 seconds when Paul Chow scored the fastest goal ever seen in a Wembley Final. Wroxham equalised but Whitley’s lead was soon restored w hen a free kick was turned into his own net by a Wroxham defender. Lee Kerr's spectacular effort after just 50 seconds of the second half ens ured the Vase would be coming back to Whitley Bay for a record equalling third time. Further goals from Adam Johnston, Paul Robinson and Josh Gil lies completed the 6 -1 victory, the highest score in the history of the FA Vase Final. Paul Chow was also named Man of the Match.

2010’s 2010/11 again saw Whitley finish 3 rd in the league, but only goal difference denied them runners up spot. Could they make it three FA Vase wins in a row? It had never been done before and despite comfortable home victories over AFC Liverpool and Dunstable Town, several time s it took late goals to keep Whitley on course, notably at Herne Bay and Dunston. Inevitably, the semi final was drama packed, as two very l ate goals, the second in stoppage time, gave Whitley a crucial 2-1 lead to bring back from Poole Town. The return leg at Hillheads saw Poole take an early lead but a Paul Chow hat trick sent the Bay back to Wembley where Coalville Town gave Whitley their toughest test yet and an epic Final was d ecided by Paul Chow’s 86th minute winner as Whitley triumphed 3-2. Chow, who had scored in every round, and Kerr, had twice given Whitley the lead as they both set the remarkable record of scoring in three consecutive Vase Finals. A great display from keeper Terry Burke earned him the man of the match award on his last appearance of an outstanding career. And so Whitley Bay completed a record breaking hat trick of Vase successes and became the first team ever to win the trophy f our times. 2011/12 In November 2011, the Club was honoured with the award of the Freedom of the Borough of North Tyneside. After the tremendous achievements of recent years, last season was comparatively disappointing as Whitley finally relinquished their grip on the FA Vase. After comprehensive victories over Tadcaster, Bridlington and South Park, their record breaking 29 match unbeaten run i n the competition came to an end when a goal deep into stoppage time saw them suffer a 5 th Round defeat against West Auckland, who went on to reach the Final. In the league Whitley had to settle for 6 th place with Paul Chow scoring 33 goals, while Kyle Hayes was voted the League’s Young Player of the Year and Paul Robinson was runner up in the Player of the Year award. 2012/13 For the fifth time in six years, Whitley finished 3 rd in the League. They also reached the Northumberland Senior Cup Final. At an individual level, Paul Chow scored his 200th goal for the club on his way to a season’s total of 46 goals.

Tonight’s Visitors - Whitley Bay

A HISTORY OF WHITLEY BAY FOOTBALL CLUB 1950’s The present Whitley Bay Football Club was formed in 1950 and was known as Whitley Bay Athletic. From 1950 until 1955 Athletic were members of the Northern Alliance, winning the League Championship once and the League Cup twice. In 1952/53 they became the first amateu r team for sixty years to win the Northumberland Senior Cup. In 1958 a limited company was formed, the Athletic dropped from the title and the club joined the Northern League.


ALNWICK TOWN RESERVES

Latest Results

09/11/2013: Alnwick Town Reserves 4-2 Wallsend Boys Club 02/11/2013: Grainger Park Boys Club 3-4 Alnwick Town Reserves 19/10/2013: West Allotment Celtic A 3-1 Alnwick Town Reserves 12/10/2013: Alnwick Town Reserves 1-3 Wallsend Boys Club 05/10/2013: Alnwick Town Reserves 3-5 Ponteland United


Alnwick Town Appearances 2013/2014 (Up to and including Jarrow Roofing BCA (Home)) Appearance Info

Player

L

LS

ARMSTRONG, LIAM

2

1

BROOKS, BRIAN

C

CS

BROWN, TONY

18 3

DOUGLAS, KEITH

2

DUNDAS, LEE

UCS

1 11

COLLINS, KENNY

ELIIOTT, KEVIN

ULS

Goal Info

3 3

1

2

1

1 13

2

FULLER, LES

1

3

2

HILLS, DAVID

9

3

4

2

1

LG

Cards

T

TS

CG

TG

Y

3

1

0

0

1

1

1

21

0

3

2

2

0

0

1

0

16

2

0

0

0

0

11

3

0

1

0 4

2

3

6

2

0

1

3

2

HOGG, KIERAN

18

3

21

0

0

4

HOGG, STEPHEN

7

1

8

0

3

3

2

JACKSON, JAMES

13

2

15

2

4

4

0

3

6

1

1

1

4

4

1

1

0

1

JOBSON, ADAM

2

1

3

5

KENNEDY, DALE

4

1

2

KIDD, CHRISTOPHER

4

3

2 1

KIDDELL, ANDREW

1

1

0 2

0

LOWES, DANNY

14

2

2

16

2

1

1

1

LOWES, JAKE

13

2

2

15

2

1

1

1

MACPHERSON, TOM

17

3

20

0

3

3

4

MAKIN, ALEX

18

2

20

1

1

1

1

0

3

0

21

0

0

15

2

2

6

4

1

0

3

0

3

1

0

0

1

0

3

4

0

1

1

0

MOORE, ROSS

3

MULLEN, DANIEL

18

MURRAY, BRYAN

13

2

MURRAY, PETER

2

6

ROBINSON, MICHAEL

4

STRAUGHAN, ROSS SULLIVAN, STUART

3 2 1 1 2

1

1 1

1

1 5

TRUSCOTT, THOMAS

1

4

VICKERS, TOM

1

1

OWN GOALS

1

3

TROY, DANIEL

1

2

1

R

1

1

3

0 1

1

1

1

2

Key: L = League Appearance, LS = League Substitute Appearance, ULS = Unused League Substitute, C = Cup Appearance, CS = Cup Substitute Appearance, UCS = Unused Cup Substitute, T = Total Appearances, TS = Total Substitute Appearances, LG = League Goals, CG = Cup Goals, TG = Total Goals, Y = Yellow Cards, R = Red Cards.

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1 Woof Woof...

3 Former club of our new signing Keith Douglas...

Another of the Quarter Finalists in the Senior Cup...

2 They also play in Black and White...

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Answers: 1. Blyth Spartans, 2. Bedlington terriers, 3. Ashington, 4. North Shields.


Alnwick Town v Whitley Bay - Previous Programmes from games in the Northumberland Senior Cup...


Ebac Northern League Division 1

Updated: 14/11/2013

Previous Results

Tonight’s Fixtures

Wednesday 13th November 2013 Crook Town 1-4 Celtic Nation Guisborough Town 2-0 Team Northumbria Morpeth Town 0-3 Ashington Newcastle Benfield 2-2 Bishop Auckland Shildon 3-0 Newton Aycliffe

Hebburn Town v Morpeth Town Marske United v Dunston UTS Penrith v Durham City Spennymoor Town v Billingham Town Sunderland RCA v Guisborough Town West Auckland Town v Billingham Synthonia

Tuesday 12th November 2013 Hebburn Town 3-5 Durham City Spennymoor Town 4-1 Marske United Sunderland RCA 4-1 Consett West Auckland 2-0 Penrith

Wednesday 20th November 2013

Crook Town v Newton Aycliffe Northumberland Senior Cup Quarter Final Bedlington Terriers v Blyth Spartans


Ebac Northern League Division 2

Updated: 14/11/2013

Previous Results

Tonight’s Fixtures

Wednesday 13th November 2013 North Shields 5-0 Esh Winning Stokesley Sports Club 1-2 Darlington RA

Chester-le-Street v Whickham Jarrow Roofing BCA v Whitehaven

Tuesday 12th November 2013 Alnwick Town 3-4 Jarrow Roofing BCA Chester-le-Street 0-0 West Allotment Celtic Seaham Red Star 5-2 Thornaby Washington 1-1 South Shields

Northumberland Senior Cup Quarter Finals Alnwick Town v Whitley Bay Ashington v Newcastle Benfield Wednesday 20th November 2013

Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup 2nd Round Heaton Stannington v Brandon United North Shields v Esh Winning Willington v Darlington RA


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NORTH SHIELDS (League Cup R2) Tuesday 26th November 2013 - 19:30 KO


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