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£1 2019/20 Season : Volume 12. Issue 1

Spartan South Midlands League Premier Div

Saturday 17th August 2019

v Edgware Town

Welcome to everyone associated with Baldock Town for our first home game of the season. It’s been a tough start for us and although the results haven’t been what we obviously want the second half at Dunstable and our performance last Saturday at Saffron Walden were excellent and we were really unlucky not to at least get a replay out of it. Sometimes you need a little luck and we haven’t had any yet!! Hopefully we can kick on and use the last two performances to get a positive result today. We have bought a few fresh faces in and the squad are still in good spirits so if we keep working hard and believing in what we are doing then the results are just round the corner. I am looking forward to meeting any of you that have not been to any of the games yet Enjoy today’s game and get right behind the Lads




Saffron Waldon’s pitch has one hellish slope down towards one corner and when the wind is also blowing in that direction, as it was today, then the ball is always going to end up there. This was going to be a difficult match for the Reds as Saffron Waldon had some early season form behind them. Baldock started in 4-3-3 formation and had their fair share of play in the opening encounters but neither side really threatened early on. Holland had a shot towards goal but was high and wide. The clearest chance fell to Saffron Waldon when Ezekiel left a passback short and allowed their striker in but Harpur pulled off a fine last gasp save at feet when a goal looked more likely. Baldock had their chances as well and a good shot by O’Brien from distance forced the keeper to scramble a save low to his right which slipped away for a corner. At the other end Harpur was again called into action on his six yard line and saved low with his hands and then cleared with this feet. The Saffron Waldon winger was starting to cause Josh Furness some bother by coming from a bit deeper and trying to get a run on him but Josh kind of kept him under control. The guy obviously got fed up and moved to the other side for the second half but he didn’t have much luck over there either. Saffron Waldon managed to miss the chance of the game, in 36 mins, when they blasted past when it seemed easier to score. Eventually Saffron Waldon got a goal with almost the last kick of the ball in the first half when a goal mouth scramble resulted in the ball being bundled over the line. Despite strong claims for offside the goal was allowed to stand and Baldock ended up 1-0 down at the end of the first half. If VAR had been in use it would probably have been given offside. Baldock started the second half brightly as the manager no doubt reminded the team that they were still well in this tie. Finch came on after 8 mins and immediately looked lively and caused them some bother before Kenna rattled a shot off their bar from about 18 yards. Saffron Waldon responded by hitting the bar themselves shortly after. Baldock’s front line didn’t appear to be threatening too much and spurned a few opportunities to drive into the Saffron Waldon box where they would probably have done some damage – it would have been good to see them do that more as O’Brien would have presented a significant danger with his powerful shot if the ball had broken out from a defence under pressure. As the match moved into the closing stages Baldock became more exposed as they pushed forward but seemed to be confident in matching the opposing forwards with the inevitable one on one breakaways. Kenna was caught on the turn on the half way line and being the professional that he is he knew that their player couldn’t be allowed to continue – and he didn’t continue, as Kenna decked him there and then. O’Brien had a shot tipped on to the bar in the later stages and everyone except the Ref knew that it was a corner. Baldock continued to threaten but eventually ran out of time - their main chance of a goal always looked like a shot from distance from O’Brien. A bit of a scrappy game in sometimes difficult conditions Baldock were no doubt disappointed to lose this one. I know that I was.

Player of the Match (as voted by GoalShouter); Liam Kenna Team; Harpur, Brooks, Furness, Coppin, Kenna, Ezekiel, Piggot, James (Foster. 83), Holland (Birch 68), O’Brien, Gould (Finch 56). Subs Unused; Fraser, Gill, Osborne, Ghamarinezhad ”

EDGWARE TOWN The club were founded in 1939 and played in the Middlesex Senior League until joining the Coronitian League in the 1946–47 season. In 1948 they won the Middlesex Senior Cup In 1963 the club transferred to Division One of the Athenian League. They finished third in their first season, and were promoted to the Premier Division. In 1966–67 they finished bottom of the division, and were relegated to Division One. This was followed by a second successive relegation to Division Two as they finished bottom of the table again. In 1972 the club was renamed Edgware. When the Athenian League disbanded in 1984 they joined the London Spartan League before changing their name back to Edgware Town in 1987. They won the Premier Division of the Spartan League in 1987–88 and 1989–90, and after their second title win, were promoted to Division Two North of the Isthmian League After league re-organisation in 1991 they were placed in Division Three, which they won the following season. They were relegated back to Division Three in 2001. In 2006 the now-renamed Division Two was disbanded and Edgware were transferred to the Premier Division of the Spartan South Midlands League. They won it at the first attempt, also winning the Premier Cup and the Challenge Trophy. The club was promoted to Division One North of the Isthmian League, but folded at the end of the 2007–08 season due to lack of funds. In 2014 a group including Dan and Antony Manzi, Daz Bloor and Ken Batten secured the clubs inclusion back into non-league football. After a shaky start to the 2014-15 season, the wares finished a credible 9th and Middx Prem Cup Runners up after the management team of Michael Roche, Fabio Valenti and Peter Grant came in. The 2015-16 Season saw “The Wares” finish top with only 2 defeats, and lose in the Divisional Cup Final to Crawley Green. The ground, Silver Jubilee Park has achieved a C grade rating with 3 new stands, new floodlights and extended changing rooms and new perimeter fence. The Ken Batten Stand should be in place shortly and then SJP will have 2 seated stands, 3 standing covered stands with a capacity just shy of 2000. Fabio Valenti took over as 1 st team manager in June 2016. Fergus Moore took over the team in 2017 after the departure of Fabio Valenti, and after a difficult start the team finished 10 th which showed a marked improvement from the season before. The 2018-19 season was another midtable finish with Fergus pretty much on his own but towards the end of the season he was joined by Joe Pascoe who came over from the Hendon U18’s and that’s how the

President: Steve West Chairman: Graham Kingham Vice Chairman: Barry Kingham Secretary: Karen Fisher Treasurer: Barry Kingham Commercial Managers: James Lunnon, Kerry Thrower, Heather Frankland Webmaster/Pogramme Editor: John Graham Catering Manager: Phil Hull Turnstiles: Steve 'Scouse' Holmes, Matthew Kingham Matchday Hospitality: Roy Ryall, Karen Fisher Matchday Security: Dave McAdam, Katie Matthews, Steve Hooper Matchday Correspondent: Mark Giles Press Officer: James Lunnon Players Representative: Liam Kenna Lottery Co-Ordinator: Steve West Adult and Youth Co-Ordinator: Juan Cowell Team Management: 1st Team Manager: Adam Fisher 1st Team Assistant Mangers: Paul Hook, Danny Hutchins Goalkeeping Coach: Serge Urcan Physio: Anish Reserve team Manager: Ryan Haggar Reserve Assistant Manager: Tony Mara Reserve Team Secretary: Nicola Haggar

Good afternoon and welcome to the New Lamb Meadow stadium for todays SSML premier league clash with Edgware Town FC. I would like to extend a warm welcome to the players, officials and supporters of Edgware and hope they enjoy their time with us today. As most of you are aware, we come into this season with a new management team and a host of new players which I am sure you will all make welcome. I would particularly like to thank the players who have stayed loyal to the club and wish them, along with their new teammates, much success.

Last week’s FA cup match at Saffron Walden turned out to be a frustrating afternoon for us as we played well but could only hit the woodwork on numerous occasions eventually losing 1-0. However, I am sure it is only a matter of time before we start getting the results our recent performances deserve. Today’s opponents also lost 1-0 in the FA cup but have started the season with two wins in the league and will present a stern test for the lads. The long-term vision for the club is to have our own ground back in Baldock and to this end we have submitted revised plans to the district council. I have been informed that the proposed land, once approved for recreational use in September/October, will need to be sent out for tender. However, I would be surprised if anyone can come up with a better use of the land than our current proposals. If we are successful with our tender the land would be signed over to the club on a 99-year lease hopefully in early 2020. I will keep you all informed as and when I get any further news. On the playing side we remain ambitious in our pursuit of promotion to step four in the next few years. I think the appointment of Adam Fisher, as manager, is the right man to achieve this having had previous success with WGC. Thank you for your continued support and enjoy the game. Graham Kingham Chairman

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££ SPONSOR A PLAYER ££ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Player Adam Harpur Alex Coppin Alex O’Brien Andrew Iwediuno Curtis Finch George Ezekiel Harry Holland Jamie-Lee O’Donoghue Jordan Gill Josh Foster Josh Furness Liam Kenna Sam James Scott Piggott Shayan Ghamarinezhad Stephen Brooks Kerran Birch Adam Mead Marcus Cesvette Charlie Gould Karl Osborne Jarred Isles Dominic Fraser Adam Fisher Paul Hook Danny Hutchins Serge Urcan Anish


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BALDOCK TOWN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Adam Harpur Alex Coppin Alex O’Brien Andrew Iwediuno Curtis Finch George Ezekiel Harrison Holland Jamie-Lee O’Donoghue Jordan Gill Josh Foster Josh Furness Liam Kenna Sam James Scott Piggott Shayan Ghamarinezhad Stephen Brooks Kerran Birch Adam Mead Marcus Cesvette Charlie Gould Karl Osborne Jarred Isles Dominic Fraser

Manager: Adam Fisher Assts: Paul Hook, Danny Hutchins

EDGWARE TOWN Harry Hauserman Kayden Marks Rio Beech Mark Burgess George McCluskey Eisa Azab Deon Marshall Martin Flannery Adam Page Eric Lopes Theophilius Ofori Thierry Gaye Nathan Kpemou Ethan Mooney Michael Koscien Felix Amoah

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Manager: Fergus Moore Asst: Jos Pascoe

Officials: John Perry, Ross Cple, Kovilen Sawmynaden

NEXT HOME MATCH LEAGUE CUP - Wed 21st August 2019 Buckingham Athletic KO; 7:45pm

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