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The History of Alnwick Town Association Football Club 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. It is believed that the club played in red shirts with thin black hoops, black shorts and black socks. 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. The club have spent the past 3 seasons in the Northern League, in the process achieving grade G ground status, preserving the club’s position in the Northern League. This means that the club are able to compete in the F.A Vase and the Northumberland Senior Cup. With plans for a new sporting club in place for Alnwick’s junior and senior sides, the future is looking bright.


Alnwick Town Association Football Club - Honours List Aged Miners Homes Cup Winners: 1936/37 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 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 Club Officials President The Duke of Northumberland Vice President Norman Laidler Chairman Tom McKie Vice Chairman (Development), Club Secretary & Press Officer Cyril Cox Vice Chairman (Juniors) & Charter Standard Compliance David Middleton Vice Chairman Ian Hogg Treasurer Stuart Cairns Assistant Secretary Bryan Ellis Reserve Team Secretary Dan Skelton First Team Manager Derek Atwell Reserve Team Manager Andrew Atkinson Sports Therapist and Physio David Ross & Joanne Chisholm Groundsmen Ian Hogg & Des Lamb Caretaker Jimmy Lillico Programme / Website / Social Media Editor Michael Cook Commercial Manager Alan Lingwood Gatemen David Knapp and David Turnbull

St James’ Park, Weavers Way, Alnwick Northumberland NE66 1BG Matchday Programme Index Page 1: Club Officials, Address & Index Page 2: Welcome Notes Page 3: Chairman’s Notes Page 4 & 5: Sponsorship Opportunities Page 6 & 7: Alnwick Town Player Profiles Page 8 & 9: Alnwick Town Fixtures, Squads and Results Page 10 & 11: Matchday Squads Page 12: Alnwick Town Player Stats Page 13: Alnwick Town Reserves Info Page 14: Opposition Info Page 15: Easter Bingo Page 16: Northern League 1st Division Info Page 17: Northern League 2nd Divison Info Page 18: Record Against The Opposition Page 19: Club Noticeboard Page 20: Random Stats and Next Home Fixture


Programme Notes - The Editor It was a fitting send off for Eric against Norton & Stockton Ancients. 3-1 down at half time to a side that will more than likely be promoted come the end of the season, yet we turned it around with a 2nd half performance that the lads of the 60’s and 70’s Alliance sides would be proud of. Hopefully we can reproduce that 2nd 45 minutes into a few more performances before the end of the season. Plenty of points still to play for. Plenty of pride still to play for. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I’ve not been here for the last couple of weeks, so hopefully we can get back to winnings ways today. From what I was told we were unlucky not to come away with something last week at Whickham. Another late goal has denied us a point. We don’t tend to do draws this season! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hopefully some good news to come on the club website front in the coming weeks. For those that do venture online, you’ll have noticed the website has been neglected this season. Top and bottom of it is, I don’t have the time to update it as much as I would like to. I’m even checking with work to see if I can update on my dinner break. Our website designer is no longer involved. Personally I’d like to thank Tom for what he did for us in the beginning, getting us on the world wide web. Fingers crossed for a new beginning in time for the new season. If anyone would be interested in getting involved on the website front then please get in touch. If we don’t have volunteers at the club, then basically we won’t be able to have the things that this club deserves to have. In this day and age, we should have a website that is regularly updated. I can’t do it all by myself. www.facebook.com/ alnwicktownafc Twitter: @alnwicktownafc

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The Chairman - Tom McKie 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 BIRTLEY TOWN 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. You can now enjoy hot food and drink in ‘The Tea Hut’, which is located behind the top goal. Extremely good value for money. 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, Mark Ryder Heating and Plumbing , Coast and Castle Estate Agents, and Sportsworld Alnwick. 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. Also the ‘472’ who turn up home and away to support the club. Finally a big thank you to those who have donated towards our new kit this season following a bit of a disaster! The support from the local community means a lot to the club. Please feel free to come into the clubhouse to enjoy a beverage or two! I hope you enjoy the match and have a safe journey home.

Tom McKie


Sponsorship Opportunities Pitchside Advertising Boards - £150 Pitchside advertising boards are in sight for all attending games for our first team and reserve sides, costing £150 per season. Boards are 8 x 2 feet in size, giving plenty of space for your to advertise your company logo and contact details. For more information, please e-mail atafc1879@btconnect.com or contact our Commercial Manager, Alan Lingwood.

Player Sponsorship - £10 For just £10 you or your business can sponsor your favourite player for the 2014/15 season. Sponsors are shown in the Player Profiles section of the programmes, whilst also appearing on a poster in the clubhouse, and online via our Twitter and Facebook pages. For a full list of players available to sponsor, please e-mail atafc1879@btconnect.com


Sponsorship Opportunities Pitch Sponsorship - £2.50 per section For just £2.50 you can sponsor a section of the St James’ Park pitch for the 2014/15 season. Sponsors are shown in every home programme on this page, whilst also appearing on a poster in the clubhouse, and online via our Twitter and Facebook pages. For more information please e-mail atafc1879@btconnect.com David Ross

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Man Utd 472

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Cyril & Cyndy Cox

Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club

Alan Burn

Davidson & Son Freddie Murray

Steve Hall Kayden Wheatley

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The Lunchbox

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Alnwick Town AFC Squad Profiles - 2014/2015 Season

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Goalkeeper: Sean Straker Straker is challenging with Luc to be the club’s number 1 for the remainder of the season. Stepped in to the side following the departure of Dan Mullen.

Chris Boyes

Goalkeeper: Luc Glasper Luc has returned to the club on loan for a 2nd time this season from Bedlington Terriers. Confident young lad, looks about 7 foot tall.

Brian Ellis

Goalkeeper / Coach: Brian Brooks Brooka is still here, coaching the keepers and is available in an emergency if required!

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Defender: Ross Straughan Waited for his chance, and he’s taken it at the centre of defence. Looks set to be part of the back 4 for years to come. Solid. Defender: Gloire Mbiavanga Our pacey French full-back has returned for a 2nd season at the club. Young player of the year last term. Bags of potential. Not much English in him.

Keith and Linda Douglas

Defender: Tom Macpherson Super Tom is back from his ligament injury, and will be hoping to return to the form he showed before his spell on the sidelines. Defender / Midfielder : Danny Lowes Possibly the longest serving player at the club (on a full time basis now), Danny can do a job anywhere along the back 4 and on the wing. Just got a cracking tattoo. Defender / Midfielder : Kieran Hogg Nippa’s back after a brief spell away at Ashington, which never got going due to injury and management change. Hopefully come back with the same form he left with. Defender / Midfielder / Coach: Bryan Murray The 472 will be in touch with Muzza at some point to get their trophy returned. Retirement? What retirement?!

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Alnwick Town AFC Squad Profiles - 2014/2015 Season

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Midfielder: Tony Brown Alnwick Town’s midfield maestro, Tony has been the club’s leading scorer for the past 2 seasons. And he’s on the front cover of the programme.

Jon Egen

Midfielder: Darren Riddell ‘Barry’ (according to some of the 472) is in his first full season at the club, and has been a key player on the right of midfield with plenty of assists already this season.

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Midfielder: Brett Robertson Returning from injury, Brett is a tricky left midfielder who has the potential to cause any defence problems. Waiting for his chance.

Jon Egen

Midfielder: Kieren Egen New signing from Ashington, Kieran made his debut for the club away at Washington. Appears to like a yellow card or two.

Alnwick Memories

Midfielder / Forward: Jon Colley Hat-trick hero. The Great Escape. Jonny’s back, and already has a hat-trick against this season’s local rivals Heaton Stannington.

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Forward: Stephen Hogg Hoggy is back from retirement again. Has been at the club since the Alliance days and knows where the back of the net is.

Tom McKie

Forward: Adam Shanks Back at the club and banging the goals in. One of the leagues’ leading scorers this term. Banned from Chisholms.

Alan Burn

Midfielder / Forward: Keith Douglas The experienced head on the pitch, Keith has years of Northern League experience behind him. Likes to talk to the referee from time to time.

‘Boycey’

Manager: Derek Atwell “He came from Amble Town… To stop us going down… Derek Atwell.. Wooahhhh… Derek Atwell… Wooahhh”


Alnwick Town Fixtures, Squads and Results 2014/15

Opponents

Score

Att

1

2

3

4

5

6

CHESTER-LE-STREET TOWN

2-2

72

Mullen D

Mbiavanga G

Hogg K

Lowes D

Macpherson T

Elliott K

H

WILLINGTON

2-1

75

Mullen D

Mbiavanga G

Hogg K

Lowes D

Macpherson T

Douglas K

A

ESH WINNING

1-5

47

Straker S

Mbiavanga G

Hogg K

Lowes D

Macpherson T

Elliott K

19/08

A

DARLINGTON RAILWAY ATHLETIC

1-0

39

Straker S

Mbiavanga G

Hogg K

Lowes D

Macpherson T (Y)

Elliott K (Y)

23/08

H

WASHINGTON

2-4

50

Straker S

Mbiavanga G

Hogg K

Lowes D

Macpherson T (Y)

Douglas K

25/08

A

HEATON STANNINGTON

3-1

90

Mullen D

Mbiavanga G

Lowes D

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Elliott K

30/08

H

BILLINGHAM TOWN

4-3

52

Mullen D

Mbiavanga G

Murray B

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Elliott K

02/09

H

HEBBURN TOWN

1-5

69

Mullen D

Lowes D

Hogg K (Y)

Straughan R (R)

Macpherson T

Elliott K

06/09

H

SEAHAM RED STAR

4-8

78

Mullen D

Mbiavanga G

Hogg K

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Elliott K

09/09

A

THORNABY

2-1

59

Straker S

Palmer D

Hogg K (Y)

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Elliott K

13/09

A

NORTON & STOCKTON ANCIENTS

8-0

63

Straker S

Palmer D

Hogg K (Y)

Elliott K (Y)(Y)

Straughan R

Macpherson T

16/09

H

TEAM NORTHUMBRIA

4-3

101

Mullen D

Palmer D

Mbiavanga G

Lowes D

Macpherson T

Elliott K

20/09

H

WHICKHAM

2-3

48

Mullen D

Lowes D

Mbiavanga G

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Elliott K

23/09

A

JARROW ROOFING BCA (LCR1)

1-0

39

Straker S

Lowes D

Mbiavanga G (Y)

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Hogg K

27/09

H

RYHOPE COLLIERY WELFARE

3-1

53

Straker S

Mbiavanga G

Hogg K (Y)

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Gair R

04/10

H

PICKERING TOWN (FAV 2QR)

5-3

50

Straker S

Palmer D

Mbiavanga G

Straughan R (Y)

Macpherson T

Hogg K

07/10

H

HEATON STANNINGTON (NSC 1R)

5-3

77

Straker S

Palmer D

Hogg K

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Douglas K

11/10

A

BIRTLEY TOWN

1-2

52

Glasper L

Palmer D

Hogg K

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Douglas K

18/10

H

RYTON & CRAWCROOK ALBION

0-6

54

Glasper L

Palmer D

Hogg K

Dixon J

Lowes D

Douglas K

25/10

A

STOKESLEY SPORTS CLUB

4-1

34

Shanks A

Douglas R

Mbiavanga G (Y)

Murray B (Y)

Straughan R

Hogg K

01/11

H

SOUTH SHIELDS

2-1

74

Straker S

Douglas R

Mbiavanga G

Straughan R

Lowes D

Hogg K

08/11

A

NORTHALLERTON TOWN

8-0

102

Straker S

Douglas R

Mbiavanga G

Straughan R

Lowes D

Douglas K

15/11

H

TOW LAW TOWN

6-1

72

Straker S

Mbiavanga G

Hogg K

Straughan R

Lowes D

Douglas K 1

18/11

A

WHITLEY BAY (NSC QF) (AET (4-4 FT))

6-4

150

Straker S

Mbiavanga G

Hogg K (Y)

Lowes D

Straughan R

Douglas K (Y)

22/11

H

ST HELENS TOWN (FAV 2R) (AET (4-4 FT))

4-5

89

Straker S

Mbiavanga G

Hogg K

Straughan R

Lowes D (Y)

Douglas K

25/11

H

BIRTLEY TOWN (EAMC 2R)

0-1

37

Hodgson R

Douglas R

Mbiavanga G (Y)

Straughan R

Lowes D

Loughborough J

29/11

H

ESH WINNING

4-4

51

Hodgson R

Douglas R

Mbiavanga G

Straughan R 1

Lowes D

Douglas K

06/12

A

WILLINGTON

6-1

62

Straker S

Hume R

Mbiavanga G

Macpherson T

Straughan R (Y)

Douglas K (Y)

13/12

H

DARLINGTON RAILWAY ATHLETIC

2-3

47

Hodgson R

Douglas R

Hume R (Y)

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Atwell D

20/12

A

HEBBURN TOWN

3-0

45

Straker S (Y)

Douglas R

Hume R

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Loughborough J

27/12

H

HEATON STANNINGTON

2-0

48

Straker S

Lowes D

Palmer D

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Loughborough J

03/01

A

BILLINGHAM TOWN

4-1

106

Straker S

Lowes D

Palmer D

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Mbiavanga G

10/01

A

BRANDON UNITED

1-1

30

Straker S

Mbiavanga G

Lowes J

Palmer D

Macpherson T

Straughan R 1

17/01

A

WASHINGTON

3-2

43

Glasper L

Douglas R (Y)

Hume R

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Egen K

24/01

H

THORNABY

0-1

65

Glasper L

Loughborough J

Macpherson T

Straughan R

Hume R

Egen K (Y)

09/08

A

12/08 16/08

07/02

A

SEAHAM RED STAR

9-0

72

Glasper L (Y)

Mbiavanga G

Hogg K (Y)

Straughan R

Macpherson T

Egen K (Y)

14/02

H

NORTON & STOCKTON ANCIENTS

4-3

71

Glasper L

Lowes D

Lowes J

Egen K

Macpherson T (Y)

Hogg K

21/02

A

RYHOPE COLLIERY WELFARE

2-1

47

Glasper L

Lowes D

Lowes J

Egen K

Macpherson T

Hogg K

28/02

A

WHICKHAM

3-2

Glasper L

Lowes D 1

Mbiavanga G

Hogg K

Straughan R

Macpherson T

07/03

H

BIRTLEY TOWN

14/03

A

RYTON & CRAWCROOK ALBION

21/03

H

STOKESLEY SPORTS CLUB

28/03

A

SOUTH SHIELDS

30/3

A

TEAM NORTHUMBRIA

04/04

H

NORTHALLERTON TOWN

11/04

A

TOW LAW TOWN

18/04

H

CHESTER-LE-STREET TOWN

25/04

H

BRANDON UNITED


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

8

9

10

11

12

13 / 17

14

15

16

Douglas K

Brown T 1

Shanks A 1

McClelland B

Colley J

Hogg S (10) (Y)

-

STRAUGHAN R (11)

Atwell D

Robertson B Robertson B

Colley J

Brown T 1

Shanks A 1

McClelland B

Hogg S

Straughan R (4)

Straker S (1)

Murray B

Atwell D

Douglas K 1

Brown T

Shanks S 3

McClelland B 1

Hogg S

Straughan R (4)

Mullen D

Robertson B

Murray B (7)

Atwell D

Douglas K

Brown T

Shanks A

McClelland B

Hogg S

Straughan R

Mullen D

Riddell D (11)

Robertson B

Colley J (10)

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A 1

McClelland B 1

Colley J (Y)

Straughan R

Mullen D (1)

Elliott K (11)

Hogg S (10)

Robertson B

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A (Y)

McClelland B

Douglas K 1

Robertson B (3)

Straker S

Murray B

Hogg K

Hogg S

Riddell D

Brown T

McClelland B 1

Douglas K 1

Robertson B 1

Hogg K (3)

Straker S

Hogg S (11) 1

Palmer D

Colley J (7)

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A

Douglas K 1 (Y)

Hogg S

-

Straker S

Colley J (7) (Y)

Palmer D (11)

Robertson B (8)

Lowes D 1

Douglas K

Shanks A 3

Colley J

Robertson B

Palmer D (2)

Straker S

McClelland B

Atwell D

-

Lowes D

Douglas K (Y)

Shanks A 1

Colley J

Robertson B

Mbiavanga G (11)

Mullen D

Atwell D

Riddell D

-

Mbiavanga G

Douglas K

Shanks A

Riddell D

Lowes D

Schiavetta D (8)

Mullen D

McClelland B (10)

Collins K (7)

Murray B

Riddell D (Y)

Hogg K

Shanks A 2

McClelland B 2

Graham C

Schiavetta D

Straker S

Douglas R (2)

Brown T (7)

Murray B

Riddell D 1

Brown T

Shanks A 1

McClelland B

Douglas K

Murray B (3)

Straker S

Palmer D

Atwell D

-

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A

McClelland B

Graham C

Douglas R

Mullen D

Douglas K (9)

Gair R (8)

-

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A

McClelland B 3

Colley J

Murray B

Mullen D

Douglas K (11)

Palmer D

Atwell D

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A 4

McClelland B 1

Colley J

Douglas K (3)

Mullen D

Elliott K (10)

Lowes D (11)

Murray B

Riddell D 1

Brown T 1

Shanks A

Lowes D

Colley J 3

Mbiavanga G

Atwell D

-

Murray B (6)

Douglas R (7)

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A

McClelland B

Colley J 2

Mbiavanga G

Atwell D

Douglas R (5)

Robertson B

Murray B

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A

McClelland B

Colley J

-

Brooks B

-

-

-

Riddell D

Brown T

Douglas K

McClelland B 1

Lowes D

Lowes J (11)

-

Palmer D (9)

Atwell D (3)

-

Colley J

Brown T

McClelland B 2

Collins K

Robertson B

Lowes J (11)

-

Douglas K (10)

Atwell D (7)

-

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A

McClelland B

Hogg K

Lowes J (3)

Colley J

Robertson B (6)

Atwell D

Hume R

Riddell D

Brown T 1

Shanks A 4

McClelland B

Colley J

Douglas R

Brooks B

Loughborough J (7)

Hume R (2) (Y)

Murray B (11)

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A 2

McClelland B 2

Colley J

Loughborough J (7)

Brooks B

Hume R

Douglas R (8)

Robertson B (11)

Riddell D

Brown T 2

Shanks A

McClelland B 2

Colley J

Douglas R (3)

Atwell D

Hume R

Robertson B (6)

Hogg S (11)

Colley J

Brown T

Shanks A

McClelland B

Robertson B

Murray B (6)

Brooks B

Hume R

Douglas K

Riddell D (10)

Riddell D

Brown T 1

Shanks A 1

McClelland B (Y)

Colley J

Hume R (5)

Straker S

Robertson B (10)

Palmer D

Macpherson T

Colley J

Brown T

Shanks A 1

McClelland B

Riddell D

Robertson B (9)

-

Lowes D

Palmer D (3)

-

Palmer D

Brown T

Shanks A

Hogg S 1

Colley J 1 (Y)

Murray B

Straker S

Douglas K (6)

Mbiavanga G (7)

Riddell D

Colley J

Brown T

Shanks A

Hogg S

Riddell D

Palmer D (6)

-

Mbiavanga G (7)

Lowes D (2)

-

Brown T 1

Douglas K

Shanks A

Hogg S 1

Riddell D

Collins K (9)

Brooks B

Murray B

Douglas R

Lowes J (11)

Brown T

Douglas R

Shanks A (Y)

Hogg S (Y)

Riddell D

Hume R (2)

Brooks B

Lowes J (3) 1

-

-

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A

Hogg S

Douglas K

Douglas R

Brooks B

Hume R

Loughborough J (3)

Lowes D

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A (Y)

Hogg S 2

Lowes J

Mbiavanga G (11)

Straker S

Palmer D

Lowes D (3)

Atwell D

Riddell D

Douglas K (Y)

Shanks A

Hogg S

Lowes J

Murray B (11)

Straker S

Atwell D

Brooks B

-

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A

Hogg S

Lowes J

Lowes D (11)

Straker S

Loughborough J

Atwell D

-

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A 2

Hogg S 1

Colley J 1

Straughan R

Straker S (R)

Douglas K

Mbiavanga G (7)

Murray B

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A 1

Hogg S

Mbiavanga G

Douglas K

Straker S

Loughborough J (7)

Straughan R (3)

Atwell D

Riddell D

Brown T

Shanks A

Hogg S 1

Colley J

Douglas K (11)

Brooks B

Loughborough J

Murray B

-


Ebac Northern League Division 2

Alnwick Town v Birtley Town Alnwick Town AFC Squad Tony Brown

Jake Lowes

Jon Colley

Tom Macpherson

Keith Douglas

Gloire Mbiavanga

Kieran Egen

Bryan Murray

Luc Glasper

Daniel Palmer

Robert Hodgson

Darren Riddell

Kieran Hogg

Brett Robertson

Stephen Hogg

Adam Shanks

Rikki Hume

Sean Straker

James Loughborough

Ross Straughan

Danny Lowes

Colours

Black and White Stripes

Manager Derek Atwell

Black Shorts

Assistant

Black Socks

Sports Therapists David Ross / Joanne Chisholm


Saturday 7th March 2015

Referee: P Mosley Assistants: G Armstrong D Thompson

Birtley Town FC Squad

Colours

Alan Herbert

Daniel Maddison

Matthew Soulsby

Robert Smith

Lee Best

Gavin Lisle

Grant Boyd

Kai Hewitson

Anthony Ward

Jak Robert Mitchell

Gavin McCormack

Jake Nicholson

Joseph Gill

Craig Suggett

Paul Oxley

Andrew Peacock

Daniel McDonough

Daniel Quine

Michael Calvert

Jack Watchman

Mark Fish

Jake Chisholm

Sean Hall

Scott Watson

Green and White Hoops

Green Shorts

Green Socks

Manager

Assistant

Physio

T Boakes

J Traynor

M Robinson


Alnwick Town Player Stats Appearance Info Player

L

LS

ULS

ATWELL, DEREK

1

2

BROOKS, BRIAN BROWN, TONY

28

1

COLLEY, JON

16

3

COLLINS, KENNY

1

2

CS

Goal Info LG

CG

Cards

UCS

T

TS

14

2

1

2

7

2

0

0

6

34

1

5

3

8

5

21

3

4

3

7

1

2

1

C

TG

Y

0 0 3

0

DIXON, JAMIE

1

1

0

DOUGLAS, KEITH

22

4

2

3

2

1

25

6

5

5

DOUGLAS, RYAN

8

3

3

1

3

1

9

6

0

1

EGEN, KIERAN

5

5

0

0

2

ELLIOTT, KEVIN

11

1

11

2

0

3

1

1

1

0

8

0

0

2

0

0

1

3

0

0

5

26

1

0

6

15

3

7

2

5

3

0

2

0

GAIR, ROSS

1

GLASPER, LUC

8

GRAHAM, CHRIS

1

1

1

0 5

2

HOGG, KIERAN

21

1

1

HOGG, STEPHEN

15

2

1

HUME, RIKKI

5

3

2

LOUGHBOROUGH, JAMES

3

3

2

1

1

4

4

LOWES, DANNY

23

3

2

5

1

28

4

2

2

LOWES, JAKE

6

5

6

5

1

1

30

0

0

3

28

6

0

3

23

1

16

1

2

8

1

0

1

2

6

0

11

5

3

MACPHERSON, TOM

27

1

3

MBIAVANGA, GLOIRE

23

6

1

5

MCCLELLAND, BRAD

18

1

1

5

MULLEN, DANIEL

8

1

5

MURRAY, BRYAN

2

4

10

PALMER, DANIEL

9

5

5

2

RIDDELL, DARREN

25

1

2

5

1

30

ROBERTSON, BRETT

4

6

6

1

2

1

1

1

2

OWN GOALS

SCHIAVETTA, DOMINIC

7

11

5

0

0

2

1

1

5

8

1

0

1

SHANKS, ADAM

31

6

37

0

STRAKER, SEAN

14

1

13

5

19

1

STRAUGHAN, ROSS

24

4

3

6

30

4

1

1

HODGSON, ROBERT

1

R

1

1

0 0 2

2

1 0

23 2

6

29

3

0

1

1

2

2

1

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.


Alnwick Town Reserves Pos

Club

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

1

Gateshead Leam Rangers

20

16

2

2

74

17

57

50

2

Shilbottle C W

17

15

1

1

74

18

56

46

3

Lindisfarne Custom Planet

20

13

2

5

54

45

9

41

4

Longbenton

24

12

5

7

71

52

19

38

5

High Howdon Social Club

22

11

4

7

53

42

11

37

6

Newcastle Benfield Reserves

19

11

1

7

59

45

14

34

7

Grainger Park Boys Club

18

10

3

5

64

43

21

33

8

Whitburn Athletic

20

10

4

6

45

39

6

31

9

Seaton Burn

19

8

5

6

28

27

1

29

10

Forest Hall

22

9

2

11

40

44

-4

29

11

Willington Quay Saints

24

8

5

11

40

47

-7

29

12

Swalwell

24

5

3

16

45

69

-24

18

13

Alnwick Town Reserves

21

5

4

12

43

60

-17

16

14

West Allotment Celtic A

24

4

4

16

43

80

-37

16

15

Cramlington United

22

4

3

15

39

77

-38

15

16

Wideopen And District

22

4

0

18

27

94

-67

12

Results Saturday 28th February 2015 Forest Hall 0-2 Seaton Burn Gateshead Leam Rangers 10-0 Cramlington United Shilbottle CW 7-0 Willington Quay Saints Swalwell 1-2 High Howdon Social Club West Allotment Celtic ‘A’ 5-3 Graingers Park Boys Club Whitburn Athletic 3-1 Alnwick Town Reserves Wideopen & District 2-0 Lindisfarne Custom Planet

-3

-3

-3

Fixtures Saturday 7th March 2015 Cramlington United v Swalwell High Howdon Social Club v Grainger Park Boys Club Lindisfarne Custom Planet v Whitburn Athletic Longbenton v Shilbottle CW Newcastle Benfield Reserves v Alnwick Town Reserves Seaton Burn v Wideopen & District West Allotment Celtic ‘A’ v Gateshead Leam Rangers Willington Quay Saints v Forest Hall


Today’s Opponents - Birtley Town Birtley Town FC reformed in 1993, joining the Wearside League and, at that time, taking their place in the old second division. After just missing out on promotion in their first season for a place in the top flight Birtley’s second season was to prove more successful. The club won promotion as Champions. On becoming established within Division One Birtley lifted their first major trophy in 1998 by overcoming the newly crowned Champions, Annfield Plain in the League Challenge Cup Final. Four years later the club had a magnificent season in all cup competitions, lifting both the League Challenge Cup and the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup, they narrowly lost out on a cup treble due to being on the wrong end of a penalty shoot-out result against Jarrow in the Sunderland Shipowners Charity Cup Final. This was followed by completing 6 consecutive years in reaching the final of the League Cup. In 2002 the club merged with Birtley ST. Joseph’S Juniors to expand the club and develop a clear progression route from under 7’s through to under 18’s, and develop girls and ladies football. This has proven to be very successful and has enabled the club to be awarded the FA Charter Standard Community Club Award. In the following season of 2003-04 Birtley ended 57 years without a League Championship when they were crowned Wearside League Champions Unfortunately the League Title was not accompanied by promotion as Birtley’s ground did not meet the standards required by the Northern League. The recently constructed changing facilities, completed in October 2006, together with the addition of floodlighting has enabled Birtley to gain promotion, to the Northern League. We are now able to compete in the FA Cup as well as the FA Vase. The ladies team are also competing in the FA Cup. As ground improvements continue, this will enable the club to look at the future and to continue to progress through the pyramid system.


Alnwick Town FC’s Easter Bingo! Prize Bingo in the Clubhouse. Monday 30th March Eyes Down 7:30pm


Ebac Northern League Division 1 Pos 1

P 33

W 20

D 7

L 6

F 77

A 37

GD 40

Pts 67

North Shields

32 31

20 20

6 4

6 7

86 68

43 36

43 32

66 64

4

Shildon

29

20

3

6

80

34

46

63

5

Marske United

30

18

6

6

82

40

42

60

6

Dunston UTS

30

19

3

8

58

37

21

60

7

Jarrow Roofing BCA

36

18

6

12

72

53

19

60

8

Durham City

34

16

5

13

67

59

8

53

2 3

Team Guisborough Town West Auckland Town

9

Morpeth Town

32

14

10

8

65

56

9

52

10

Consett

30

12

9

9

74

59

15

45

11

Newcastle Benfield

32

13

6

13

72

63

9

45

12

Bishop Auckland

31

14

2

15

55

58

-3

44

13

Whitley Bay

31

13

3

15

61

82

-21

42

14

Bedlington Terriers

31

13

2

16

63

59

4

41

15

Penrith

29

11

7

11

53

54

-1

40

16

Ashington

33

10

5

18

49

69

-20

35

17

Billingham Synthonia

34

10

3

21

59

82

-23

33

18 19

Newton Aycliffe West Allotment Celtic

34 32

10 10

2 2

22 20

45 49

65 77

-20 -28

32 32

20 21

Sunderland RCA

27 30

7 6

4 6

16 18

32 40

57 71

-25 -31

25 24

33

1

3

29

35

151 -116

3

22

Celtic Nation FC Crook Town* (Deducted 3 points)

Results

Fixtures

Wednesday 4th March 2015 Saturday 7th March 2015 North Shields 3-1 Bishop Auckland Tuesday 3rd March 2015 Durham City 4-1 Marske United Sunderland RCA 0-2 Morpeth Town League Cup Quarter Finals Ashington 1-0 Guisborough Town Dunston UTS 3-2 Penrith (AET) Washington 1-2 Newton Aycliffe

Bedlington Terriers v Marske United Billingham Synthonia v Newcastle Benfield Bishop Auckland v Ashington Celtic Nation v Sunderland RCA Jarrow Roofing BCA v West Auckland Town Newton Aycliffe v Durham City Penrith v Guisborough Town Shildon v Consett West Allotment Celtic v North Shields Whitley Bay v Dunston UTS


Ebac Northern League Division 2 Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

Seaham Red Star

31

25

3

3

105

36

69

78

2 3

Norton & Stockton Ancients Washington

34 34

20 21

10 5

4 8

76 103

41 61

35 42

70 68

4 5

Team Northumbria Hebburn Town

36 31

20 19

7 6

9 6

83 81

38 46

45 35

67 63

6

Heaton Stannington

36

18

3

15

79

64

15

57

7

Whickham

32

16

5

11

63

50

13

53

8

Thornaby

32

15

8

9

67

57

10

53

9

Darlington RA

34

16

5

13

74

68

6

53

10

Ryhope CW

33

14

10

9

65

49

16

52

11

Northallerton Town

33

14

7

12

73

48

25

49

12

Willington

33

14

7

12

67

55

12

49

13

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion

32

14

6

12

65

68

-3

48

14

Chester-Le-Street

33

12

10

11

56

47

9

46

15

South Shields

33

12

4

17

65

63

2

40

16

Birtley Town

34

12

2

20

57

89

-32

38

17

Billingham Town

33

8

9

16

47

58

-11

33

18

Alnwick Town

33

10

3

20

62

108

-46

33

19 20

Stokesley Sports Club Esh Winning

34 36

9 8

3 4

22 24

61 42

95 117

-34 -75

30 28

21 22

Tow Law Town Brandon United

32 33

3 2

7 4

22 27

31 28

88 104

-57 -76

16 10

Results

Fixtures Saturday 7th March 2015

Wednesday 4th March 2015 Stokesley Sports Club 2-1 Tow Law Town Tuesday 3rd March 2015 Chester-le-Street 2-2 Norton & Stockton Ancients Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup Semi Final Billingham Town 1-0 South Shields

Alnwick Town v Birtley Town Brandon United v Chester-le-Street Darlington RA v Hebburn Town Esh Winning v Team Northumbria Northallerton Town v Heaton Stannington Norton & Stockton Ancients v Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Ryhope CW v Whickham Seaham Red Star v Stokesley Sports Club South Shields v Billingham Town Tow Law Town v Washington Willington v Thornaby


Record Against The Opposition Away League Fixture

Home League Fixture 26/04/2014

0

0

06/10/2012

0

1

15/10/2011

1

3

11/10/2014

1

2

30/11/2013

5

2

26/03/2013

3

3

10/03/2012

1

1

Cup Fixture 25/11/2014 Scorers Brown, Tony

5

Colley, Jon

2

Douglas, Keith

1

Elliott, Kevin

1

Home Attendances

0

1

Alnwick Goals

9

Birtley Goals

15

Alnwick Win

1

Draws

3

Birtley Win

4

Away Attendances

25/11/2014

37

11/10/2014

52

26/04/2014

98

30/11/2013

37

06/10/2012

52

26/03/2013

24

15/10/2011

80

10/03/2012

46

Average:

66.8

Average:

39.8


Club Noticeboard Alnwick Town Programme Shop We have a large collection of Newcastle United and Sunderland programme for sale, as well other football league, non league and miscellaneous football items. All programmes are priced at just 50p each, real value for money. Please pay for any programmes purchased at the bar. Donations are always gratefully accepted. To donate programmes e-mail atafc1879@btconnect.com or drop them off on a matchday.

Volunteers Volunteers are always welcomed at the club for various jobs on a matchday and non-matchdays. If you have the time to spare, or know someone who would be interested in getting involved with the club then please get in touch. “Volunteers don’t get paid… not because they’re worthless, but because they are priceless”

Bingo! Alnwick Town Football Club are now holding a Bingo Night every Monday night in the clubhouse. Eyes Down at 7:30pm, we hope to see you there. Raffle prizes are always appreciated. If you have any spare bottles of wine or boxes of biscuits to donate please let us know.

Refreshments The Tea Hut is now open for business behind the goal in the car park. Pop in and say hello to Ian Hogg who has done a fantastic job with it, and buy a pie and a cuppa! It’s excellent value for money, and Ian is aiming for the Tea Hut of the Year award this season.


Random Stats & Next Home Fixture Tony Brown has scored 5 goals in the Northern League against today’s opponents Birtley Town.

Alnwick Town have never beaten Birtley Town at home. Alnwick Town (42) have scored more home league goals this season than 2nd placed Norton & Stockton Ancients (38) playing 1 game less.

Alnwick Town’s current average home attendance is 63, the 11th highest in the league. Adam Shanks has 23 league goals so far this season, 4th highest in the 2nd Division.

Last season’s fixture between Alnwick Town and Birtley saw the ‘retirement’ of Bryan Murray and Brian Brooks. Alnwick Town are currently 9th in the 2nd Division fair play table, Birtley Town are 7th.

Alnwick Town are building a junior girls section. Get in touch for more information.

Next Home Fixture

Stokesley Sports Club Saturday 21st March 2015 - 3pm KO


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