Penrith AFC v Guisborough Town Match Day programme Saturday 2nd September 2018 Issue No 102

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Welcome to Frenchfield

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Good afternoon and a warm welcome to our visitors, Guisborough Town and to all those who have made the journey here today. We are into September and it’s only our second league match at home. It’s good to be back and time to go again. It’s not been the best start but it’s a good time for a new beginning. Last time we talked about the Priorymen, it was in our programme 16/08. Like us they didn’t get the best start in the league, but a draw away 3 – 3 at Newton Aycliffe 13/08 after being down 3 – 0 at half time showed real determination to get their first point. Away to Bishop Auckland last weekend, a 4 - 2 win for the Priorymen is 4 pts banked and in their six league matches they hit the back 9 times away. Steven Roberts is the man to watch with 5 goals on his card this season, two of these from last weekend.

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In Today’s Match Day programme

Pitchside Report Guisborough Town History Meet the Visitors Match Report Back to Southend Road Let’s get behind the Bonny Blues and get this Today’s Team Sheet season underway at home today! Division One Table & updates Enjoy the game and I wish you all a safe jour- Academy Report Penrith Girls & Ladies Report ney home. Penrith Junior Boys Report A word from our Sponsor Lee Quinn - Programme Editor Next Up fixtures Next match at home

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Jim Nicols - Pitchside Report

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It’s been a disappointing two weeks since we were last at home. Against Whitley Bay in the FA Cup, i felt we were the better side during the home game and unfortunately it was a story of missed chances. At one nil, we were cruising and we were limiting them to long range efforts. By not taking chances there was always a chance we may concede and so it proved, taking us to a replay at Hillheads. The replay followed the pattern of the original tie. They were on top for the first ten, then we got a foothold in the game and scored on half an hour. Once again we created a lot of chances and failed to take them. Once Whitley Bay managed to get an equaliser, again in the last ten minutes, they then had the momentum and unfortunately we couldn’t hold on. The two league games since have been difficult, we have been missing players in large numbers over the bank holiday weekend. This has affected our results and performances as we have been unable to get a consistent side out. In squad news, Martyn Coleman has asked to take a break from football as he’s struggling to commit due to new work commitments. Dean Rea has rejoined the squad as well as Brad Hayton signing from the reserves. I am hopeful of one more signing for Saturday but I am just awaiting confirmation.

Jim Nicols

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Guisborough Town F.C. History The club was founded in 1973, and, following Sunderland’s FA Cup success in the same year, adopted Red and White stripes as the home colours.

Welcome to the Visitors

The Priorymen began life in the Middlesbrough & District League before joining the South Bank & District League, with the experienced duo of Mick Hodgson and Dennis Wheeler brought in to manage a team with ambition. Mick would go onto manage the team for more than 700 games before he left in 1993 after leading the club through the local leagues to the Northern League, and winning various cups along the way. Town won their first trophy - the North Riding County Cup - in 1976, by beating Smith Dock 1-0 in the Final, with local lad Bryan Hodgson getting the only goal. The following year they joined the Northern Alliance and reached the North Riding Senior Cup Final, eventually losing to Scarborough in a replay following a 1-1 draw in the original tie. The club continued to grow, and after third and second place finishes in the previous two seasons, Guisborough finally won the Northern Alliance League title in 1979/80. The club also reached the Final of the F.A. Vase, going down 2-0 to Stamford in front of a crowd of 11,500 at Wembley. The home semi-final leg against Hungerford Town saw a crowd of 3,112 at the King George V Stadium, which remains a ground record. The club then joined the Midland League, which later became the Northern Counties East League. During a five year stay, Guisborough finished 5th, 5th, 12th, 8th and 5th. In 1981 Mark Davis scored his first goal in a Guisborough Town shirt. He would go on to score 340 more, and remains the clubs all-time leading goal scorer on 341 goals. The Priorymen joined the newly formed Northern League Division Two for the 1985/86 season. Mark Davis scored the clubs first ever Northern League goal on 17th August 1985, helping the Priorymen to a 2-0 home victory over West Auckland. Guisborough finished the season in third place. A year later saw promotion, with Guisborough finishing as runners-up to Billingham Synthonia. The 1988/89 season saw Guisborough reach the F.A. Cup First Round proper for the first, and only, time in the clubs history. A crowd of 5,990 watched Bury beat Guisborough 1-0 at Ayresome Park, the home of Middlesbrough F.C. The side also reached the Northern League Cup Final, where goals from Ian Robinson and Craig Gibson gave the Priorymen a 2-1 victory over Tow Law Town at Spennymoor. The Priorymen recorded their highest ever League finish at the end of the 1990/91 season, finishing as Northern League Division One runners-up to Gretna. The same season saw the club win the North Riding Senior Cup for the first time. A solitary goal from Neil Hodgson was enough to see off South Bank in the Final. A year later, Guisborough reached the North Riding Senior Cup Final again, this time losing 3-2 to Scarborough. The Priorymen got their hands on the trophy for a second time in the 1992/93 season with a 2-0 Final victory over Rowntree Mackintosh. Guisborough retained the cup at the end of 1993/94 season with another 2-0 win, this time over Pickering Town. The 1996/97 season had Guisborough dreaming of another trip to Wembley after an F.A. Vase run that took the club to the Semi-Final. Guisborough had seen off Prudhoe Town, Poulton Victoria, Tow Law Town, Wisbech Town and Taunton Town, all in home ties, on route to a 2-0 Semi-Final first leg defeat against North Ferriby United at the KGV. A 1-1 draw in the second leg was enough for the Villagers, setting up a Wembley appearance against Whitby Town.

Several lean years followed, and in 2004/05, Guisborough finished bottom of the Northern League First Division, ending an eighteen year stay in the Northern League top flight. The downward spiral continued, and Guisborough finished the 2005/06 season second from bottom. Guisborough finished 9th the following year, and 12th in the 2007/08 season. February 2008 marked a key moment in the clubs rebuilding project. Dean Coates had left his role as Manager, and first team coach Chris Hardy stepped up to take charge of his first game on 9th February 2008. Chardy, as he was affectionately nicknamed, set about the task of restoring the Priorymen’s Northern League Division One status, and in his first full season in charge, 2008/09, he set off a trend that would continue throughout his time at the club - the club would go on to better the final league position of the previous year in each season that Chardy was at the helm. After finishing the 2008/09 season in 7th, Guisborough finished 5th the year after, before succeeding in their quest for promotion as Chris Hardy guided the team to a 2nd place finish in the 2010/11 season. That season, the Priorymen also won the North Riding Senior Cup for the first time in seventeen years, beating Marske United in the Final. A David Onions header was all that separated the two sides. Back in the Northern League First Division for the 2011/12 season, Guisborough planned on a season of consolidation, and finished the campaign in 16th. Things continued to steadily improve, and Guisborough finished the 2012/13 season in 11th position, the highlight of which was a 4-1 win over Darlington as 1,350 packed the KGV. The 2013/14 season saw the most prolific strike partnership to ever grace the KGV pitch. Danny Johnson and Mikey Roberts spearheaded the clubs attack, scoring a remarkable 105 goals between them, as the team shot up the League table to finish fourth. Inevitably, bigger clubs came calling, with Roberts joining Spennymoor, and later Whitby, and Johnson moving to Cardiff City at the end of the season. The start to the 2014/15 season was hardly a remarkable one, with Guisborough knocked out of the F.A. Cup at the Extra Preliminary Round stage, and inconsistent League form leading to Guisborough sitting in 12th position after the opening six games having won two, drawn two and lost two. But a run of twenty League games between November and March propelled the Priorymen into a six-way title fight. Despite topping the table for the majority of the second half of the season, defeats to eventual Champions, Marske United, and fellow title chasers Morpeth Town in the final two games of the season ended the dream of a first Northern League Division One title. The chance to win some silverware was still alive, with a North Riding Senior Cup Final against Middlesbrough still to come, but, unfortunately, Middlesbrough ran out 2-0 winners at the KGV. Chris Hardy left in club to take up the vacant Manager’s position at Whitby Town in December 2015 with his Assistant Manager, Steve Dowling, taking charge of first team affairs at Guisborough. Dowling led the Priorymen to a second consecutive third place finish in the League, and a second consecutive North Riding Senior Cup Final. Middlesbrough once again lifted the trophy, this time with a 3-1 victory at the KGV. The summer of 2016 would ultimately prove disastrous for the Priorymen, with seven first team regulars leaving before a ball had been kicked in the 2016/17 season. A new look squad started the season well with a comfortable 5-2 F.A. Cup Extra Preliminary Round win over Liversedge and an opening League victory against Sunderland RCA, but things soon took a turn for the worse. Guisborough would only win a further two games until Steve Dowling resigned following a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Ryhope C.W. on Tuesday 22nd November 2017, just 357 days after taking up the post. First team coach Chris Fairless stepped up to take charge of the team while the club searched for a new Manager. In his one and only League match in charge, Guisborough beat Whitley Bay 2-1 to move off the bottom of the table. Ten days after Dowling’s resignation, and after a healthy interest in the vacant Managers post, Guisborough appointed former Development Side Manager Gary Forster, with Lee Farrington also returning to the club as his Assistant. Forster’s first win came in the Boxing Day derby at Marske United, but two draws and seven defeats in the next nine games left the Priorymen with a lot of work to do to avoid the drop heading into the final six weeks of the season. A run of five wins in the remaining seven games meant that Guisborough finished the season on 34 points and in the final relegation place, just one point behind Washington in 19th.

Meet Our Opponents Tonight

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History continued However, this wasn’t the end of the drama. Norton & Stockton Ancients had resigned part way through the 2016/17 season and South Shields won promotion to the Evo-Stik North, and with only Jarrow F.C. being promoted into the Northern League Second Division, the Northern League was going to be runningwith just 41 teams across its two divisions for the 2017/18 season. The Northern League recommended to the F.A. that the League have 22 teams in its First Division, and 21 in the Second Division,which would have effectively granted Guisborough a reprieve from relegation. The F.A. however, denied this request, informing the League that Division One would run with 21 teams, and Division Two with 22. Armed with Northern League support, and the knowledge that other League’s at the same level all ran with more or equal numbers it their top divisions, Guisborough appealed the F.A. decision. On 13th June 2017, officials from the club travelled to Wembley to have their case heard, returning triumphant in the knowledge that the appeal had been successful, and Guisborough Town would still be playing Northern League Division One football for the 2017/18 season.

Guisborough Town Profiles Gary Forster – Manager - Joined: 2016 Gary impressed enormously during his tenure at the helm of our Development Side over four successive seasons between 2011 and 2016. Middlesbrough born Gary left the club following the 2015/16 to take up a recruitment role with Darlington Football Club to improve the club’s Reserve, Under-17 and Under-18 sides. Returned in December 2016 following Steve Dowling’s resignation. Lee Farrington - Assistant Manager - Joined: 2016 ‘Faz’, an experienced left back, and former Guisborough player, has built up a great working relationship with Gary Forster, working as his Assistant with our Development Team. James Dawson – Goalkeeper - Joined: 2016 A young, athletic shot stopper who began his career at Hartlepool United academy before joining on loan from Whitby Town in the October of 2016, and has since made the move a permanent one. Mark Robinson – Defender - Joined: 2017 Guisborough born centre back joined from Whitby Town during summer of 2017 having previously gained league experience with Hartlepool United, Stockport County and Torquay United as well as playing for Hereford United, York City, Gateshead, Gainsborough Trinity, Scarborough and Spennymoor. Robbo also earned three caps for England Game XI in the four nations tournament against Wales, Scotland and Republic of Ireland. Lee Bythway – Defender - Joined: 2016 Former club captain, Lee re-signed for the club from Thornaby, and brings vast Northern League experience to the side. His first spell for the club began in September 2008, Lee has a cultured left foot and was named the Manager’s, Player’s and Supporter’s Player of the Year for the 2011/12 season.

Matthew Lovatt – Defender - Joined: 2016 Matty signed for Guisborough from Northallerton Town in December 2016 as Gary Forster looked to strengthen the Guisborough defence. A composed defender with a bright future ahead of him. Bradley Mills - Defender/Midfielder - Joined: 2017 Bradley played for our Development Side under Gary Forster, before playing for Deportivo Merino in Spain. Equally adept at playing at right back or in the centre of midfield. Jack Connor Midfielder - Joined: 2017 A creative midfielder, and a former member of our Development Side, Jack has re-joined the club from Billingham Town. Joe Ferguson – Midfielder Joined: 2017 A pacey winger who has re-joined the club from Marske United. Joe made 19 appearances for the club during 2016/17 season, scoring one goal. Can also fill in at left back. Louis Goldsack – Midfielder - Joined: 2016 A young and very exciting prospect, Louis is a product of our Development Side. An attack minded midfielder, who will chip in with his fair share of goals. Ben Hugill – Midfielder - Joined: 2016 Signed during the summer of 2016, Ben is a tough tackling central midfielder, and is one of a number of exciting prospects at the club. Jake Matthews – Midfielder - Joined: 2017 A strong, imposing midfielder who previously played for Gary Forster for our Development Side. Steven Roberts – Midfielder - Joined: 2016 A skilful winger, and a product of the Middlesbrough FC Academy, Steve has had spells with Billingham Town, Billingham Synthonia and Stokesley. Mason McNeill – Forward - Joined: 2016 Quick and strong attacker with a keen eye for goal. Nathan Steel – Forward - Joined: 2017 Nathan had two previous stints with the Priorymen either side of a coaching spell in America. Now in his third spell with the club after spending the 2016/17 season with Billingham Synthonia.

Lee Quinn Match Report

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John France © Bishop Auckland 3 Penrith AFC 2 Newton Aycliffe 3 Penrith AFC 0 Whitley Bay 3 Penrith AFC 1 Penrith AFC 1 Whitley Bay 1

You always know when a team isn’t performing as well as we thought it would as nobody wants to write the match reports! Yes I’m the new programme editor. I haven’t had any time with the lads yet so I’m just a guy that does a bit of photography and live radio. Of course no one likes to write bad reports in football, so the reports that are written are usually a quarter of the size of that they would have been if we had won. The form isn’t good at present, but to lift the situation is to take the positives. We have not seen the team performance we hoped for at the start of the season but we have some amazing individual performances from every game. Importantly it’s not all the same players.

John France ©

John France ©

We’ve had a lot of changes, but the teams we’re playing are just coming to win and they’re here for the match, not to check out who’s new. Imagine what could be achieved if all those individual performances we have all came together, because of those performances, it means we are not rock bottom. At West Auckland a few players really stuck out for me. Stuart Dixon saved us that many times in the first half and right up to the last ten minutes, Jonny Murray and Chris Wraighte were pushing and pushing. Grant Davidson has been solid and he always is and I could write about every individual, but it’s about the team and the club, where everyone does their bit and it will come right. That could be today!

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From the Files of the Cumberland Westmorland Herald Dated 6th September 1967

Back to Southend Road

Tough task faces Penrith Twice beaten in holiday games PENRITH, without a win after four games in the Northern League, clearly face a hard struggle in the weeks ahead. Compared with opposing sides, some of the Penrith men have not shown the level of fitness and stamina required in amateur soccer at this level, but this is not the sole reason for their sorry record to date. In each of the four leave games, a different man has been played at centre forward — but, as yet, an effective replacement has not been found for Albert Clapperton, now with Crook. On Monday, manager Ken Barnes introduced a new right winger in 17-year-old Geoff Park, a Carlisle lad who has had a trial with Chelsea. He showed distinct promise, crossing the ball with purpose and accuracy, but the game cried out for a centre forward capable of finishing off these moves. There is no easy answer to this situation — Cumberland football is not overflowing with star centre forwards — and supporters can only hope that the committee meet with some luck in their search. Today (3-15) Penrith entertain Whitby Town in the Northern League.Tow Law 6, Penrith 1 Penrith were “easy meat” for Tow Law Town on Saturday when home centre-forward Brown scored a “hat-trick” in a 6-1 win. The early exchanges were fairly even, but the fact that goalkeeper Brian Hodgson had to be on his best form spelt danger for Penrith. It was unfortunate that he had to go off before half-time with a shoulder injury, but this did not significantly alter the course of the game, for he had been beaten three times. Reay took over in goal. Nicholson opened the scoring for Tow Law midway through the first half and Brown, with goals in the 26th, 35th and 43rd minutes, completed his “hat-trick”. Render reduced the deficit in the 74th minute, but tow Law re-asserted themselves with further goals by Henderson and Nicholson. Penrith team: Hodgson, Lewthwaite, Pearson, Blamire, Thornton, Reay, Brockbank, Butler, Dixon, Williams, Render. Sub: Brough. Our next Back to Southend Road update is from 8th September 2007. Taken from files of the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald

Penrith 0, Evenwood Town 2 Evenwood Town probably considered themselves distinctly fortunate to take home full points from their match at Penrith on Monday.For, while the match showed that Penrith still need to repair weaknesses, especially in attack, they carried absolutely no luck near goal. All credit to Evenwood for some effective covering, but with just a vestige of luck, Penrith might have wiped out the 2-0 lead the visitors had built up in the first half. Defenders blocked a number of goal-worthy efforts, especially from Thornton . . . Cooney flukily deflected a Render shot over the crossbar . . . and in the dying minutes inside left Williams beat Robinson with a shot which slammed against the crossbar to be scrambled clear. Evenwood netted both their goals in the opening half. Harvey, a speedy right winger, set up the first for inside left Johnny Weirs after fourteen minutes. Penrith’s defence did well to contain a really determined and business-like Evenwood attack but hesitancy in clearing led to a second goal after 32 minutes. Two players had shots blocked before Mundell slammed strongly past Hodgson. It was Penrith’s fourth game — and they tried a fourth centre forward, Blamire, within injecting any additional punch into their attack. Penrith team: Hodgson, Lewthwaite, Pearson, Thornton, Dixon, Jardine, Park, Brough, Blamire, Williams, Render.

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Where We Stand

W h e r e w e s t a n d

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Northern League Division One 2017-18

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

P 6 7 6 6 4 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 6 6 5 6 3 6 6 5 6 5

W 2 2 0 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

D 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

L F A W D L F A GD 0 10 1 3 0 0 10 2 17 0 17 4 2 1 0 10 5 18 0 4 4 4 0 0 15 5 10 0 10 4 1 0 1 3 3 6 0 4 2 2 00 6 1 7 0 5 2 2 01 5 4 4 2 7 8 2 00 5 2 2 0 8 0 1 20 3 2 9 1 9 2 1 10 4 2 9 2 5 6 1 10 4 3 0 1 1 2 3 01 9 5 3 1 4 4 1 11 9 6 3 1 5 3 0 1 2 2 6 -2 1 9 9 0 0 2 1 3 -2 2 2 7 1 1 1 4 5 -6 2 2 5 1 1 2 9 18 -12 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 7 -4 2 3 7 0 1 1 1 7 -10 3 8 14 0 0 2 0 7 -13 1 1 2 0 0 4 4 13 -10 3 5 10 0 0 3 3 9 -11 3 0 12 0 0 2 0 6 -18

Pts 16 15 14 13 12 12 12 11 10 10 9 7 7 5 4 4 3 3 3 0 0 0

Results from This Week Wed, 30/08/2017 Guisborough Town Team Northumbria Tue, 29/08/2017 Ryhope CW Washington Mon, 28/08/2017 Bishop Auckland Consett Marske United Morpeth Town Shildon

Dunston UTS Newcastle Benfield Jarrow Roofing BCA Seaham Red Star Penrith Sunderland RCA Newton Aycliffe Ashington West Auckland Town

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Penrith Players of the Future

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Today our reserves are at home against Windermere SC. Our visitors arrive at Frenchfield Park on their fourth consecutive away match taking 1 point from their last two. They had a good start against Shap taking all 3 points in a 9 – 4 thriller for the first match of their 2017-18 campaign. The Bonny Blues were unlucky on Tuesday night to lose 1 - 0 against Appleby in the last few minutes of the match from a late goal by John Coward. Coming up Next 02/09/17 14:30 Penrith Res v Windermere SC 05/09/17 18:15 Penrith Res v Keswick 09/09/17 14:30 Penrith Res v Ambleside Utd 23/09/17 14:30 Windermere SC Penrith Res

Frenchfield 5 Frenchfield 5 Frenchfield 5 Queen’s Park

We want to see that form from the 5 – 1 game we had against Kendal today so come lads! Keswick are top with a 100% record our next opponents which is on Tuesday night K/O 6.15pm at home

Westmorland League Division One How they stand

Colin Watson © Westmorland League Division One – The results so far 29/08/17 18:30 26/08/17 14:30 22/08/17 18:45 19/08/1714:30

Penrith Res Penrith Res Wetheriggs Utd Endmoor KGR

0-1 5-1 3-1 5-0

Appleby Kendal County Res Penrith Res Penrith Res

Thank you again to Colin Watson for some great photos here of the Appleby match at Frenchfield Stadium

Colin Watson ©

Meanwhile, looking for their first points in the 2017-18 today the Penrith AFC Academy is away to Division Three leaders Ibis Reserves, who also have a clean sheet and a 100% record! Westmorland League Division Three How they stand

Next Up for the Academy 06/09/17 18.15 Penrith Academy v Penrith Royal Frenchfield 5 09/09/17 14:30 Ambleside Utd Res Penrith Academy

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Penrith Ladies and Girls Report

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Penrith AFC Ladies : Season Preview 2017/18 The new 2017/18 football season is looming and Penrith AFC Ladies are looking forwards to what promises to be their most ambitious and exciting season to date. With a new Development Team being accepted into the Lancashire County Womens League, Penrith AFC now boasts 2 senior Ladies teams. The Development team joins the well established Penrith AFC Ladies Team who compete in the North West Womens Regional League. Manager Simon Savage said “We currently have very healthy numbers of committed players wanting to play football at the club as well as many young players progressing form our girls teams. We needed to create a Development team to cater for their needs and to promote their football progression”. Savage continued “Preseason has gone well. Player commitment has been good, as it always is. This has allowed us to undertake an ambitious preseason programme including some attractive fixtures against teams such as Chester City, Warrington Wolverines and Hartlepool United. The Preseason preparations have also included a youth tour to Northern Ireland with an U18 team playing 3 fixtures against Carnmoney Girls, Ballymena Allstars and Linfield Swifts respectively. The tour proved to be a superb team bonding experience too with many of this young team expected to feature in the new Development team”. Penrith AFC Ladies have added to their coaching team too with Mark Slee joining the club as Goal Keeping coach. Now attention focuses on the immanent start of the competitive games. Penrith AFC Ladies kick off their season on with a tough FA Womens Cup tie against South Park Rangers (North Riding League) at Frenchfields on Sunday 3rd Sept. This is followed a week later with their open NW Regional League fixture on Sun 10th Sept when Penrith welcome Preston North End Ladies to Frenchfields

This years annual charity match with Welcome Break finished all square. Great performance from the Ladies who played some brilliant passing football in an entertaining encounter. The real winners on the night were Pudsey and the Children in Need Charity

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Penrith AFC Junior Boys

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Many of our boys and girls teams are well into the swing of things for the 2017/18 season with many of them competing in friendlies this weekend. Penrith AFC Wolves take on Castletown and Penrith Panthers U13s are playing Carlisle City at Frenchfield. It promises to be an exciting season in the U16 league with Penrith AFC being able to put 3 teams out. Numbers are also very healthy in the U9s where we’ve got 2 very keen sets of players. We’re always welcoming new players so if you’d like more information please contact Karl Collinson Or if you are interested in finding out about coaching junior football then please get in touch as we always accommodate fresh, new coaches. Full training and support will be given throughout the club.

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Comming Next

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Sat 2nd

K/O 3.00pm Guisborough Town League


Wed 6th

K/O 7.45pm Seaham Red Star



Sat 9th

K/O 3.00pm Esh Winning

1st Rd FA Vase


Sat 16th

K/O 3.00pm Markse United



Tue 19th

K/O 7.45pm Whitley Bay



Sat 23rd

K/O 3.00pm Team Northumbria



Sat 30th Sat 7th

K/O 3.00pm Shildon K/O 3.00pm Washington

League League


Sat 14th

K/O 7.45pm Morpeth Town



Sat 21st

K/O 7.45pm Ryhope CW



Sat 28th

K/O 3pm



Sat 4th

K/O 3.00pm Stockton Town



Sat 14th

K/O 3.00pm Whitley Bay



Sat 18th

K/O 3.00pm Dunston US



Sat 25th

K/O 3pm



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