Penrith AFC v Windscale Match Day Programme Wednesday 21st February 2018 Issue No 122

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Welcome to Frenchfield

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A warm welcome to our visitors, Windscale AFC, their officials and their travelling support to tonight’s Cumberland Senior Cup tie. Welcome to the Frenchfield faithful and our match sponsors the Penrith Lions. Thank you to Joe Shepherd, the Windscale Secretary for the club history and team details. It’s a long old 100 mile round trip tonight for our visitors who normally play in the TWR Bi Folds Wearside league at the Falcon Club Croadalla Avenue in Egremont. As I set out to do my 21st programme for Penrith AFC, with at least seven more programmes to co-ordinate and print this season, as the programme sponsor even though it is not a requirement to produce a match day programme for cup matches, this will be one I’ll remember. In the UK the exact number of clubs varies from year to year as clubs join and leave leagues or fold altogether, but one estimated figure across all divisions is there are more than 7,000 teams of which nearly 5,300 clubs are members of a league in the English men's football league system. With ladies football rapidly expanding in the last ten years one day we could be looking at 10,000 teams When you are talking about grass roots football and every group of volunteers behind every football club in the country, you have think just how many hours are put in to make sure it happens every week. In the last 20 years Windscale have been making the trip from the West coast to the East coast playing teams like Jarrow FC, Ryhope CW, Newtown Aycliffe and Stockton Town. It’s history that you really have to search for. Founded by factory workers at Windscale in 1950 from nuclear power plant (now Sellafield), on page 6 you’ll find the current history. Windscale as a name will never disappear from history and today it exists on a

Football shirt because of those factory workers with a passion and pride to play football. We all know Sellafield today. The two graphite-moderated reactors, referred to at the time as "piles", had been built as part of the British atomic bomb project. Windscale Pile No. 1 was operational in October 1950 followed by Pile No. 2 in June 1951. The reactors were built in a short time near the village of Seascale. The Windscale fire of 10 October 1957 was the worst nuclear accident in Great Britain's history. In 1970 Windscale was renamed Sellafield. The investigations have never stopped but thankfully for us the football carries on the fever of any cup match is focus on 22 players at whatever level they are getting out there tonight because no matter what it cost, how many hours are spent in training or travelling they represent a team a village, a town or name that without them it would gone., Enjoy the game, Come on you Bonny Blues! Lee, Programme Editor Contents Direct Line to the Dugout Our Visitors Windscale Back to the Cumberland Cup Today’s Teams and Officials The Penrith Ladies Out and About in NL1 N League Div One Table Been & gone, still to come

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Front Cover - John France Design - Cumbrian Local Publications Ltd Print - Penrith Posters Ltd We are away to Shildon on Saturday but back home for Whitley Bay 7.45pm 7th March and Team Northumbria 3.00pm 10th March

Snap shot Stockton Town 4 Penrith AFC 2 An early attempt from Coleman was dragged wide, with a fairly even start. Lawson off, Shields on due to an injury. At 29 minutes from a cross not cleared Stockton took the lead. With Stockton hitting the woodwork, a quick shot from Coleman blocked by the keeper it was 1.0 at the half time. A bright start to the Bonny blues was then defused by a simple headed at the back post for Stockton’s second. Then came the third. Hayton off and Davidson on, then at 71 minutes Shields gets the first for the Blues. May off Paul on. An absolute screamer takes the score to 4 – 1 to Stockton. Then on 77 minutes s Coleman gets the second FT 4 - 2

Direct Line To The Dugout

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Just before heading off to the committee meeting on Monday night, it was my weekly call with Kyle. When you look at the stats on page 18, you’ll see the transition the team is in, on the pitch and behind the scenes. We’ve won six and lost four since Kyle took the reins with Andy Coyles. Pre-December wasn’t pretty and here we are tonight in the Cumberland Senior Cup, quarter final. So, what did Kyle have to say? Well there weren’t many words that didn’t fit under the heading of ‘disappointment’ following Saturdays result. “I was most disappointed in that we didn’t play well individually or collectively. We started slow and we were sloppy. They had quality in vital areas. It shows we still need to develop.” I put it to Kyle in moving on, how does he see tonight’s match. “Tonight’s match is no different from any other. We must take every minute of the match as seriously as any other match. It’s irrelevant whether it’s the league or the cup”. He went to add, “tonight we have a few players injured and some players cup tied and this is a great opportunity for some who want the shirt to prove they deserve to wear and keep a shirt. I’ve made it clear to all the lads that it’s an opportunity for some to step up and make an impact in our preparation for Saturdays match and their future in the first team.”

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The History of Windscale AFC Windscale AFC began life in 1950, being founded by factory workers at Windscale nuclear power plant (now Sellafield). The team mainly played friendlies until entering the Derwent Valley League, then, in the 60s, progressing into the West Cumberland League. At one time there were two separate Windscale teams, hence United and Rovers, but later on these merged into the one club. Looking to play a better standard of football, the club next moved into the Furness Premier League in the early 80s and they enjoyed many cup successes, as well as being runners-up in the league and reaching several cup finals. Windscale have played in a number of leagues before joining the Wearside League The Derwent Valley League, The West Cumberland league, The Furness Premier League. The clubs reserve team play in the Tesco Cumberland County League. Over the years the club have won several bits of silver! Honours won are: the Furness Senior Cup 1986, the Glaxo cup 1987, the Benevolent Cup 1988 and 1989, the Ulverston Hospital Cup 1990, the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup 1998, the Cumberland County Cup 1998, and the Wearside League Cup 1999. In 2002 the club was awarded Community Charter Standard status. Again as a progression, Windscale were accepted into the Wearside League Division 2 in 1990 and reached two cup finals in the first season, unfortunately losing both. These were the 2nd Division Cup, to Blackhall Colliery 2-4, and the prestigious League cup against Dunston Federation (now of the Northern League) 0-2. Promotion in a reshuffle of the leagues after finishing third the following season came too soon for Windscale and they finished bottom in their first League One campaign, but again a reshuffle saw them retain Division 1 status and within four years the club were winning cup competitions and regularly finishing in the top six. Season 1999-2000 saw Windscale finish 3rd, the highest so far, and although the following years have seen some lean times, Howard Kirkbride managed the team successfully during recent seasons, but once again we came across some difficulties most recently in the 2008-2009 season. Coming close to pulling out of the Wearside leagues and leaving the club only in our memories. But club members kept the club going, managed by Matt Henney a familiarly name? It is now managed by Dave Wilkinson and his assisted by Billy Dixon The club now has many ambitions moving forwards.

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Back to Southend Road

Back to the Cumberland Cup by Lee Quinn It’s a special piece of history for this trip back to Southend Road. How often do we put ourselves down and how often in football do we lose? What works every time is those moments of winning and that’s why we keep coming back and we don’t give up. When we kick off tonight at 7.45, we’ll be in between British Summer Time messing with clocks, 114 days and maybe 3 - 4 hours away from the biggest cup competition in the world. 1966 will be relived once more in the hope of success as it was 52 years ago. Back in the real world, we are going back to the season of 1946 – 47, the first full season back in league football for the many and for the Blues, it was a remarkable one. In the period from 31st August 1946 to June 1947, the first team played over 50 matches in seven competitions and won the Cumberland Cup for the first time. This was a tremendous team effort, although it is remembered mainly for the personal achievements of Charlie Short, who joined the club as a goalkeeper, but was converted to a centre forward and scored 102 goals towards a team total of 256. He set off with a hat trick in the opener with Waverley Athletic in the C & D League and seldom failed to get a score with powerful headers and his right foot. There is more about Charlie in the True Blues ‘A History of Penrith Football Club 1894 – 1994’ by John Hurst, which you can still buy from the club shop. But about that Cumberland Cup run…. They won the first three rounds and the semi-final without conceding a goal and then faced Workington Reds in the Final. Back then it was played over two legs. The Blues were at home in the first leg and after going behind, came back to win 3 – 2, thanks to two goals from Arthur Docker and one from Charlie Short. The second match was mid-week and local builder Bob Reay gave men time off work on the new Scaws housing estate and provided transport to Workington to enable them to see the match. It was a very close match and whilst the Blues were 4 – 2 up, the Reds still came forward and pegged one back. Then in the dying moments, it was a headed off the Penrith goal line by Brain Steery, as the referee blew full-time in an epic moment and match in the history of the Cumberland Cup. Our history in the Cumberland Senior Cup and Windscale’s continues tonight. About 1966, it was also a year when the Bonny Blues won the Cumberland Cup. In fact in the 1960’s, we had our hands on this piece of silver from 1961 – 1966.

The Bonny Blues Cumberland Cup Honours Winners 1947, 1948, 1952, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1975, 2001, 2006, 2010

Even for me it’s hard in 2017-18 to actually get a picture of the Cumberland Cup and tracing our history is a lengthy process. It is like a jigsaw with pieces scattered across almost 125 years, which it will be when we get to 2019. Above is a picture which is the 1950 winners but to best of what I can find we won in 1951. To the right is a picture of a the cup winning team from 1934 - 35 what was the cup? Can you help?

Penrith Ladies and Girls Report

Page 12 Penrith AFC Ladies 4-1 Leigh RMI By Kath Savage A much improved Leigh RMI Ladies team made Penrith work for their 3 points at Frenchfields. Leigh proved resilient as Penrith struggled to break down their well drilled defence. When Penrith did get into the attacking third they lacked the quality in their final ball. Eventually their persistence paid off as interplay between Nat Broad and Sarah Smith resulted in Broad

JP Smith Photography Š being set free and she lifted the ball over the advancing keeper. Leigh equaliser almost immediately when a free kick was lifted into the Penrith area and Leigh reacted quickest to the loose ball. Penrith regained the lead before half time when Nat Broad scored a carbon copy of her opening goal to make it 2-1. In the 2nd half Penrith dominated possession and territory but the third goal proved illusive. Heather Fawkes finally settled the nerves as she rounded the keeper to score and opened up a 2 goal cushion. Broad completed her hat trick late on as Penrith completed a 4-1 victory. Penrith : Jones(Tracey), Nelson, Hannah Fawkes, C.Smith, McCormick, Campbell, Nutter(Johnston), Coulthard(Heather Fawkes), Broad, Hopton, S.Smith.

Some more updates from Kath Savage from FB County Cup Result: Penrith AFC Ladies 8-1 Penrith AFC Development Score line masks a gritty performance by our Development team. In the end the Ladies experience and fitness proved decisive. Just glad to have 2 superb squads at our club Well done all

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Ebac Northern League Division One 17th February 2018 Newton Aycliffe 2 Morpeth Town 1 It’s now just over three months since Newton Aycliffe last lost a game. Since then it’s been two wins and five draws (in a postponement ravaged fixture list). Yesterday they added the notable scalp of league leaders Morpeth to their run. They got off to just the start they wanted. Ten minutes in and Jordan Jewson had a shot blocked but new signing Thibault Charney got a second bit of the cherry and his shot went in off the left post. Their lead lasted all of two minutes when Ben Sayer floated a free kick into the box and Liam Henderson rose above everyone else to plant the ball into the corner of the net. It was even between the two teams for the first 10-15 minutes but then Morpeth started exerting more of the pressure, with the Newton Aycliffe defence having to do more work than their counterparts. That pattern of play continued after the break. Most of the chances were at the Aycliffe end. Andrew Grant-Soulsby tried to clear the ball only for it to hit his own player and almost go in. In the 54th minute a great cross by Joe Walton was met by a superb header by Sean Taylor only for Aycliffe keeper James Winter to pull off an equally superb save to tip the ball over. Cross after cross was delivered into the Aycliffe box. The defenders had plenty of practice at heading it clear. At the other end Morpeth defender Danny Carson dispossessed Matthew Pennal just as he was about to shoot and Stuart Banks sent a free kick just wide of the goal. Morpeth’s Stephen Elliott was then only inches away from connecting with a Sean Taylor cross. But, as the second half progressed, there was a growing feeling that, despite all their attacking, a second goal was going to elude Morpeth and Aycliffe could snatch a winner. That feeling was reinforced with Henderson was sent off in the 78th minute (discussed later in this blog). The man advantage gave Aycliffe the impetus they needed, they started to cause the Morpeth defence more problems and then in the 87th minute a Charney free kick flew into the net past a despairing dive by Morpeth keeper Karl Dryden. And there was a final sting in the tail for the visitors when Stephen Forster was sent off in the 93rd minute (also see below). At times it was a game when Newton Aycliffe had to tough it out as they couldn’t quite match Morpeth’s football but the three points will feel pretty good today. Morpeth will be ruing their inability to turn possession and chances into goals.

And to wrap up today’s blog….. I don’t usually dissect a referee’s performance. There are a number of reasons for this: I think officials get most decisions right, the standard of officiating in the league is good, they do a thankless task and I don’t particularly want to add to the criticism/pressure put on them. Finally, as a neutral, I quite often disagree with fans, players and managers when they complain about specific decisions. I get more than my fair share wrong too. This game – and decisions by Steven Lennon – are an illustrative case in point. I was standing next to several Morpeth fans in the first half and they were complaining bitterly about a couple of fouls on their players. On the first occasion they wanted a Newton Aycliffe player booked for a foul. I saw it differently from them: the Aycliffe player went for the ball and just got the timing wrong when the Morpeth player deftly knocked it past him just as he tried to tackle him. A free kick given but no caution. The second was another foul by an Aycliffe player. This time they wanted a red card, instead the referee gave a booking – it didn’t look like a straight red card to me. Next to the case of Kurt Matthews. The Newton Aycliffe left winger was booked and then committed another couple of fouls and was certainly perilously close to getting a second booking. The referee gave him the benefit of the doubt, especially for the second foul which, in other circumstances probably would have deserved a yellow card. Wisely, the Aycliffe management team substituted him soon afterwards. And then the case of the first sending off for Morpeth. Liam Henderson tussled with Paul Weldon who fell to the ground where Henderson caught him with his boot around the head causing a cut. It didn’t look intentional but the Aycliffe man needed a couple of minutes of treatment. The referee decided to send Henderson off after consulting his assistant who had a clear view of the incident. A marginal call that could have gone either way. And then, finally, in the 90th minute Morpeth right back Stephen Forster went in for a tackle, missed the ball and fouled Stuart Banks. The referee showed a straight red which I thought was harsh. Am I right in my assessment of all those incidents? Probably not. Who’d want to be a referee? Not me. The blog was at the game at Penrith when Steven Lennon was taken ill and had to be rushed to hospital. Whatever the merits of his decisions in this match, it’s nice to see him recovered and back officiating – although I’m not sure he’ll be Morpeth’s favourite official this weekend.

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Division One 21st February 2018

Where We Stand

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Morpeth Town Consett West Auckland Town Marske United North Shields Shildon Whitley Bay Sunderland RCA Stockton Town Ashington Dunston UTS Team Northumbria Newcastle Benfield Seaham Red Star Guisborough Town Newton Aycliffe Bishop Auckland Ryhope CW Penrith Jarrow Roofing BCA Washington Billingham Synthonia

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