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HALLEN AFC Welcome to Moorhouse Lane

Daryl Charman Man of the Match v Chipping Sodbury

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Good afternoon and a warm welcome to the players, officials and supporters of today's visitors, Bridport!

President Barrie Phillips Vice Presidents David Caines Terry Henderson Chairman Lee Fairman Vice Chairman Andy Hicks Secretary Richard Stokes Treasurer Marian Fairman Commi�ee Liam Bright Tom Colle� Lee Dumble Graham Joint Mark Reid Mark Snook James Wood Tony Whybrow Manager Ray Johnston Assistant Manager Antony Davis Reserve Manager Ralph Carter

Today's opponents have the upper hand going into today's fixture after already winning at Moorhouse Lane this season, beating us 5-0 in the preliminary round of The FA Cup. Also despite their position in the table they come into this game on form after winning the last two league games. As a point of reference last season fixtures between us also resulted in Bridport winning both games 3-0 and 4-1. Next up for us is another home game next Saturday when we take on Brislington in what is sure to be a feisty local derby! So don't miss it! Finally thanks to today's match sponsor: Granite & Stone Southwest Ltd


Bridport FC was established on 7th October 1885 and in their early years, played in a variety of leagues, including the Dorset League, South Dorset League, West Dorset League, and Perry Street League. They were among the founding members of the Dorset Combination in 1957. Bridport joined the Western Football League in 1961 where they played until the 1983-84 season when they resigned and their record was expunged. Taking their reserve sides place in the Dorset Combination, the club finished third in 1984-85 and then went on to win the league three times in a row. Following the third title, Bridport was accepted back into the Western League, this time playing in Division One. A runners-up performance in 1993-94 allowed the club to return to the Premier Division, but an 11-year run in the top flight came to an end with relegation following the 2004-05 season.

Former Crystal Palace player Paul Hammond took over as manager from Kevin Donovan in the summer of 2006 and led the club to a mid-table position. Boosted by a cash injection of nearly £250,000 in June 2007 from the Football Partnership which ment Bridport Football Club were able to plan major development of the dressing rooms and clubhouse. However, on 22nd June 2007, Hammond resigned. Former reserve team manager Royston Davies, who Hammond sacked in October 2006, was appointed as first team manager on 30th June 2007. After a poor run of results, Royston Davies resigned as manager on 20th March 2008, citing health reasons for his departure. Davies’ assistant and long-time Bridport player Mark Lock took over as caretaker manager. In May 2008, ex Weymouth player Ian Hutchinson was named as the new manager. In June 2009, Ian Hutchinson left The Bees to re-join Weymouth as Assistant Manager. Trevor Senior, the ex-Reading, Watford and Middlesbrough player was appointed Manager.


Bridport were promoted to the Premier Division in 2010-11 a�er finishing in third place. In July 2016 Adam Fricker was appointed manager. They have reached the Fourth Round of the FA Vase twice and the Fifth Round once in their history. All three Vase runs came within a four-year period from 1987-88 season to the 1990-91 season. In the FA Cup, they have reached the Third Qualifying Round in season 1957-58, and season 2017-18. They finished seventh in the Toolstation premier division in season 2017-2018 their highest finish in the league.


I’d like to give a warm welcome to all the players, supporters and officials from Bridport today as we face them in a league match at Moorhouse Lane. We come into this game after a tight 1-0 loss at Odd Down last week and I hope we can get back to winning ways today. The reserves are also in action at Moorhouse Lane today and I wish them well and will be popping over to see them. I would like to give big congratulations to our u10s who last week won their Hanham Minor League Cup Final after another convincing win to keep their 100% record in tact for this season. All of our 8 junior teams have had notable successes this year and I wish them all good luck in their next games. Our u13s also play in the league cup tomorrow morning at Hallen and I’m sure they would love your support.

Many of you would also notice that our new 3G all weather training facility and sports court is nearly finished and will open officially next Saturday when Liverpool and England legend John Barnes MBE opens it. This has taken nearly a years worth of work and numerous meetings to get to this stage but I’m sure you will agree the hard work has paid off. The facility will be part funded by a grant and is also being backed personally by myself and also our vice chairman Andy Hicks. We both wouldn’t be doing it if we didn’t think that it will help to move the club forward and will provide excellent training facilities for all our 10 teams both adult and junior. It’s a big investment and one that will hopefully help into achieving our short term goal of having teams at all ages and Hallen youngsters making the step up into senior football with us.

See you in the bar a�er ! Up the Hallen Lee


Daniel Peach- Midfielder Central midfield player who signed for the Bees from Shepton Beauchamp. Chris Mcgrath- Midfield Signed this season for the Bees from Taunton Town solid midfielder. Leigh Bailey- Centre Half/Midfilder Signed from Chard Town having previously played for Street and Bridgewater. Ma�hew Condliffe- Defender A regular in the Bridport team and can play in numerous positions throughout the pitch. Adam Fricker- Manager Jason Hutchings- Goalkeeper Signed from Chard Town having previously played for Combe St Nicholas Richard Hebditch- Forward Forward full of energy likes scoring goals. Tom Richardson- Midfield Toms second spell with the bees after going to Portland for one season.

Louis Ru�er- Midfielder Tough tackling central midfielder who has signed for the Bees from Chard Town, previous clubs include Ilminster Town. Mark Salter- Forward Experienced Striker having previously played league football for Southend united, other clubs include Frome Town, Bath City, Bitton & Street. Braeden Symes- Midfield Youngster who came through the youth ranks at Chard Town and Captained there successful under 18 team. Hard tackling competitive midfielder. Riley Weedon - Forward Moving up through the ranks , has made it to the first team after playing in the reserves.

James Smith- Goalkeeper

Leon Wood - Forward New young lad who has come to Bridport from Dorchester Reserves.

Lee Sweet- Defender Signed for the Bees from Street. Powerful defender.

Sam Clark - Defender Attacking left back with plenty of pace.

Leighton Thomas- Forward Quick strong forward.

Joshua Williams – Midfield Another young player coming up through the ranks from Dorchester.

Andrew Mar�n- Midfielder Left sided player who signed from Chard Town, experienced player who has also played for Sherborne Town.

James Cox – Forward Another young player coming up through the ranks strong and pacey.


RJ Good A�ernoon

Since our last home game when we beat Chipping Sodbury 1-0, we have had a few roller coaster results. We went out of The GFA Trophy a�er being defeated 5-0 by Cadbury Heath, where they took their chances, and we didn't. We then traveled to high flying Westbury who had not dropped a single point un�l we played them. The final score was 1-1 a�er Angs equalised late on, though again an encouraging performance and in all honesty we deserved more. Finally last Saturday saw us return to my old club Odd Down, were we lost 1-0 to a dubious goal.

Today we face a Bridport side who put 5 passed us in The FA Cup earlier in the season, but we did have 8 regulars missing that day, so hopefully with a full squad to select from and a bit more luck in front of goal we'll give them a sterner test!

Enjoy the game and I'll see you in bar a�er!

Razor


Fixtures


Reserves


Take the first letter of each of these teams to find out whos on the next programmes front cover.


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Jason Hutchings Lee Sweet Andrew Mar�n Dan Peach James Regan Chris McGrath Sam Clark Leighton Thomas Mark Salter Braeden Symes Tom Richardson

12. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Richard Hebditch Louis Ru�er © Kameron Andrews James Smith Ma� Condliffe Leigh Bailey Leon Wood Jamie Barfoot James Cox Callum Thompson Ben Morris Joshua Williams

Manager Adam Fricker Assistant manager Jason Behan Coach Paul Thorpe


Take the first letter of each of these teams to find out whos on the next programmes front cover.

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