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THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY MAGAZINE £2.00

Southern League Premier Division V

Truro City Issue 11


08 Cup Win! / Read the match report from our recent FA Trophy win against Ilkeston FC at the Cozy Stadium!

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Managers Notes / Kingy acknowledges the 12th man Owner Mike Kearns Chairman Mike Kearns Managing Director Lee Kearns Director Iain Parr Football Manager Gary King

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Messi vs Ronaldo / Who is gudged to be the greatest...

Assistant Managers Liam George Matthew Spring

Youth Liaison & Development Mick Hunt

Club Secretary Gary Wilson

Physio Chris Budd

Fixture Secretary Marian Izzard

Functions and Events Coordinator Louise Spark

Life President John Walker Team Officials Richard King (Goalkeeping Coach)

St Neots Town TV Editor Adam Ridley Club Merchandise Linda Walters

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Stews Views / A cracking read by Craig!

Programme Editor Mark Davies Club Photographer Claire Howes Site Manager Irmantas Sabaliauskas Chief Liaison Officer Mike Green Programme Sales Charlie Green

Matchday Music / Scoreboard Simon Hutchinson Pitchcare Working Turf Design & Marketing Blue Prawn Print XL Press Limited


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Issue 11 V Truro City Southern League Premier Division

Fe Ne at w ur e!

Also Inside 06 Action Replay 16 The Chairmans’ Views 20 Read All About It

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22 The Beautiful Game 28 Youth Focus - U18s 30 Pull-Out Poster 32 Greenies Greetings

The Richest Footballers in 2013 / We count down from 10!

‘Cloughie’ The Legend / 2 of a 4 part series of brilliant reading

36 Away Days 44 MD’s Views 48 Leagues Review 52 Commentators Football Gaffes 53 Season 2014/15 Fixtures Matrix 54 The Non-League Paper

24 Todays’ Visitors / A warm welcome to The White Tigers Founded 1879 The Cozy Stadium Rowley Park, Kester Way St Neots PE19 6SL Telephone 01480 470012 Email enquiries@stneotstownfc.co.uk Official Website www.stneotstownfc.co.uk Official Forum www.stneotstownfc.co.uk/forum

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56 Season 2014/15 Statistics 58 Premier Division League Table 60 Home & Opposition Squads

Introducing Ben Farrell / Our strong holding midfield player Southern Football League Division One champions, 1 time United Counties League Premier Division champions, 2 times Division One champions, 1 time League Cup winners, 2 times Metropolitan League Champions, 1 time League Cup winners, 1 time Professional Cup winners, 1 time South Midlands League Champions, 1 time

Huntingdonshire League Champions, 4 times Huntingdonshire Senior Cup Winners, 37 times Hinchingbrooke Cup Winners, 2 times

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MANAGERS NOTES

GARY KING Good afternoon everybody and welcome to everyone from Truro Football Club.

I hope you enjoy your visit to Rowley Park today and I’d like to mention how much I enjoyed my visit to your place over the Bank Holiday weekend. I spent the weekend in Truro with my wife and loved the place. COMPETITIVE Last Saturday’s home game saw us overcome a very competitive Ilkeston side in the FA Trophy. I thought we were very good on the day, and at half time felt we were unfortunate to be behind. It’s a little strange at half time if you’re behind but essentially happy with how you’re playing. What you’re asking the boys for is more of the same, to keep working hard, to keep creating, and above all to not concede a second goal. In my opinion having shaded the first half we took control of the second after maybe 10 minutes and two quality goals completed what was a fantastic comeback to ensure our place in the next round at home to Darlington. HIGH EXPECTATIONS Today’s game promises to be another top clash between two sides with play-off expectations. Whilst we will be looking to make

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the points tally between 3rd and 6th wider of course our visitors will be looking to close that gap, and also avenge our victory at their place in August so we will need to be at our very best today if we are to achieve. With that in mind the atmosphere created last Saturday was top draw, and I ask you to get behind us from the off again today, as I’ve said many times the 12th man makes a huge difference to us,and we do appreciate such great supporters.

right we just need to keep our heads down, and keep working hard, and that’s exactly what we will do, in our quest to continue climbing the table.

VALUABLE MINUTES I’m writing these notes having just watched are u21s, in a game which Lorenzo, Crackers, Jamie Greygoose and Dills all featured and all gained valuable minutes ahead of today’s game.

Kingy.

Get behind us from the off and have a great day. Onwards and upwards

The physio room is still too busy, with Matty Nolan, Bruce Wilson and Ryan Frater all unavailable to train this week. HINDERED I feel we have been unfortunate so far this season in terms of injuries, I think key injuries have hindered are momentum since day one, and sometimes it just goes like that, however I believe we have coped very well with this, and I honestly feel there is so much more to come from this squad and if I’m to be proven

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This week six years ago UCL Premier Division (8th November 2008) Yaxley

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For the first time since the end of September St Neots failed to score and the almost inevitable result was their sixth away league defeat in just nine trips. It was a game of two fairly evenly matched sides but in the final analysis Yaxley took their chances whilst St Neots fired too many blanks in front of goal. In contrast Yaxley have now won six of nine league matches at Leading Drove and it seems that in contrast to last season St Neots are not travelling very successfully. There were two team changes from the victory over Long Buckby with Matt Bannister replacing Luke Knight who was serving a second one match suspension this season and Keith Thomas reinstated to the side in place of Pete Okechukwu although the two did swap places in the second half. Defensively St Neots were generally sound but Yaxley dominated the later stages of the match and deserved their victory. With 25 minutes gone there had only been one serious shot saved at either end but the sides were industrious with both lacking a significant finish in front of goal. Jon Hall’s early shot from 35 yards was comfortably collected by John Feetham and at the other end Chris

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Adams had to sprint from his line to gather at the feet of Sam Makansi. Keith Thomas then headed wide and another header – this time from Matt Bannister only found the side netting. Yaxley were beginning to look dangerous down their left with Daniel Jacobs giving Kevin McElroy a torrid time but St Neots had two good chances in the space of a minute as half time approached. First Jon Hoggett was played clear after an incisive team move and looked certain to score until Matt Holland produced a brilliant tackle to knock the ball away and then Keith Thomas was clear after good work by Declan Rogers but he saw Feetham produce an impressive full length stop. For Yaxley Jacobs should have done better than shoot wide after a rare mistake by Steve Dogbe and the scoreless first half summed up a frustrating first 45 minutes for both teams.St Neots were caught cold on the restart as Yaxley forged ahead in their first attack as Makansi and Liam Palmer combined to set up Daniel Jacobs for a clinical low finish. From the resultant kick off St Neots should have been level when Jon Hoggett played Thomas clear but his half hit shot trickled wide of the far post.

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St Neots were fortunate as both Daniels and the impressive Elio Salerno had shots blocked and they responded by changing both strikers bringing on Jamie Steele and Okechukwu. Ironically the supply of ball to the front pair seemed to dry up at that point and apart from one disappointing shot by Okechukwu wide of the target St Neots failed to create chances. Yaxley meantime began to dominate and it was no real surprise when eight minutes from time they produced a very impressive move to clinch the result. Salerno was twice involved from midfield as he fed Jacobs on the left and his incisive cross set up Matt Hollands for a close range headed finish. St Neots third substitute Matt Kenneford wasted their chance of a consolation goal when he shot high over the bar.

St Neots: Adams, McElroy (K), Jon Hall, Hoggett, Dogbe, McElroy (D), Rocco, Bannister, Thomas, James Hall, Rogers. Subs: Steele (for Thomas 65 mins), Okechukwu (for James Hall 65 mins), Kenneford (for Rocco 77 mins) MOM: Jon Hall Report: John Walker


JOSH BICKERSTAFF


ST NEOTS TOWN 2 ILKESTON FC 1 01:11:2014 / FA Trophy – First Qualifying Round / Att 330 / Referee: A. Gillett (Aylesbury) Under the watchful eye of England ‘C’ team Manager Paul Fairclough, St Neots came back from behind with two second half goals to progress to the Second Round Qualifying of the FA trophy at the expense of Northern League Premier Division visitors Ilkeston FC. It was an end to end contest with the visitors just shading the first half despite St Neots having a better share of possession but two well taken second half goals saw the home side through. Saints Manager Gary King professed himself ‘delighted’ at the result. ‘I had four key players injured’ he said ‘but the lads who played did the club proud. I thought we were unlucky to be behind at half time but it was a tremendous comeback to give us a well deserved victory’. Those still injured were Ryan Frater, Arthur Lee, Bruce Wilson and Matt Nolan. St Neots feature in the next round of the Trophy on 15th November missing out on a trip to Hungerford that will now be rearranged in midweek. St Neots enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges with Ben Ford drifting a shot over the bar and Nathan Frater bringing a good save from visiting keeper Jordan Smith at the expense of a corner. St Neots then had a let off when a James Reid corner eluded the defenders and was turned goalwards by Rob Duffy but Max York was perfectly placed to clear off the line. St Neots should have gone in front when Lewis Hilliard freed Drew Roberts but the striker mis-controlled the ball

when going clear and the chance was lost. Ilkeston then had David Morgan booked for a cynical foul on Nathan Frater bringing him down from behind and then a rising Hilliard effort was pushed for a corner by Smith. Ilkeston’s first real attack then brought them the opening goal as Morgan found Che Adams with a neat forward pass and he cleverly duped Dave Deeney with a flick past the defender and followed up to beat Paul Bastock with a low finish after 32 minutes. St Neots replied with a Jay Davies effort that sailed over the bar and a weak finish from an off balance Nathan Frater after good work by Roberts. Right on the break a Matt Spring corner found the head of Gavin Hoyte whose downward effort was scrambled away at full length by Smith. The visitors clearly decided to sit on their narrow advantage upon the restart and there was much midfield play from both sides with few openings until Che Adams broke clear with pace but Paul Bastock stretched to push his clever chip onto the crossbar. St Neots did get the ball in the net on 54 minutes but the Referee had blown for a corner that came to nothing. However the home side was beginning to dominate

and it was no surprise when they levelled after 58 minutes as Ben Ford crossed from the left to the far post where Lewis Hilliard swivelled to hit a low shot past Smith. Ford then headed wide as did Dave Deeney but on the break Ilkeston could have regained the lead after 64 minutes when a deflected free kick by James Reid was well saved by Bastock. Five minutes later St Neots made the significant break as the visitors were dispossessed in midfield and the ball was threaded forward to Nathan Frater who made ground to hit a well placed shot into the corner of the net.Ilkeston introduced substitutes to show a more attacking approach but it was St Neots who should have clinched the result when a long cross by Hilliard picked out Roberts at the far post but his free head went disappointingly over the bar.The only real threat of a second goal from the visitors and the prospect of a replay came two minutes from time when Adams, by far their most dangerous player, went past his marker to curl a shot away from Bastock but just the wrong side of the far post. St Neots was relieved to hear the final whistle but they had completed a good shift and been rewarded with a deserved victory.

St Neots Town (4-4-2)

Ilkeston FC (4-3-3)

Bastock, York, Bickerstaff, Ford (Ferrari 75), Deeney Hoyte, Davies, Spring, Frater (N) Roberts, Hilliard. Subs: Ferrari (for Ford 75), Cracknell, Farrell, Adjei and Dillon. Cards: none. Goals: Hilliard (58 mins), Frater (N) (79 mins)

Smith, Reid, Wallace, Burgess, Maguire, Lane, Morgan Chettle, Duffy, Hunter, Adams. Subs: Williams (for Hunter 68), Waite (for Reid 84), Randall (for Morgan 89), Baker and Gordon. Cards: Morgan (Y – 28), Wallace (Y – 42) Goals: Adams (32 mins)

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MATT SPRING PLAYS A GREAT PASS X


MAX YORK


Mascot feature

The Saints Matchday Mascot Experience! • Free entry for mascot and parents • Use of our hospitality room • Signed match day programme by your favourite player, which you will also appear in • Meet your favourite player and have your photo taken • Tour of the stadium • Have a kick about on the main pitch • Lead the Saints on to the pitch • Free portion of chips and drink for the mascot

To apply to be a Matchday Mascot contact Louise Spark on misslouises@yahoo.co.uk

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WHO WERE THE HIGHEST P This list of the highest paid soccer players comes from Forbes who compiled the data in 2013 after speaking with players, agents, talent agencies, commercial sponsors, soccer experts in the U.S. and Europe, and looking through sponsor filings. It was compiled prior to Gareth Bale’s world record transfer to Real Madrid where he will be earning $24.7 million (£15.6m) a year. The game is swimming in money and some very average players now earn more in a couple of weeks than US President Barack Obama is paid over a whole year.

10. DIDIER DROGBA Everyone’s favorite Ivorian is currently kicking around at Chelsea after spells in Turkey and China. His time in Asia came to an abrupt end following a dispute with his club Shanghai Shenhua where he is rumored to have made upwards of £200,000 a week.

DIDIER DROGBA

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17.8 MILLION (£11.4M)

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T PAID PLAYERS OF 2013? Whether we like it or not, money talks and teams can rise to the top off the back of their owners’ big bucks. We’re looking at you Manchester City. Despite knowing that they are paid ridiculous amounts of cash for kicking some leather filled with air for a living, why not check out this list to see who is the richest of the lot, across the next 5 issues we list the top ten.

09. KAKA Yes, he does still play football. He may have drifted off the radar despite still being a part of the Real Madrid squad but he did cost the Spanish side £56 million back in 2009. He signed a six-year deal so he’s still got a few years of picking up a hefty-wage to look forward too.

KAKA

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19.3 MILLION (£12.4M)

Just like Didier Drogba, Kaka has worked as an ambassador for the UN.

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THE CHAIRMANS’ VIEWS

CHANGING FORTUNES Welcome to our opponents today their Officials, Players, supporters for today’s fixture; we hope you enjoy your day with us. I have been looking at how fortunes change in the game of football. In the five years that I have owned St Neots Town I have been very well educated on what can be a very cruel industry. A white Knight in shinning armour comes riding into a club, or should I say a foolish man who wants to be separated with his money in a very short time. This happens time and time again and of course it could happen to any football club owner, yes including me if we do not look at the business as not a joy ride and get carried away but a planned sensible business. We at St Neots do have a plan and that was implemented over the last few years and so far all is not that bad. However we are far from the winning post and anything could happen as it does in business over the next few years.

We have seen many clubs in serious financial difficulty in the past and the present and I sometimes ask my self is there any answer to controlling this. Well there can be, lets take Daventry Town who’s owner just a few weeks announced he was cutting the playing budget by a third, Well I ask myself, have the players rallied around and said “ok we understand that and will help steer the ship in the right direction” have they hell, Most have jumped off as quick as they can. We need the money, we have a mortgage to pay they say. Really let’s get real on this we are a part time football club and if you have to depend on your football wages to

survive then you may just have a problem. I remember Daventry winning the United Counties League when I first owned St Neots and their Chairman said his ambition was the Conference in five years, well they are still only one league above the UCL and look like that is their summit. Good luck to them I say a good standard of football and hopefully both the owner and club can sustain that level of football.

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Bedford Town are another relegated last season and it looks like unless someone comes in with a big wad of money that’s where they will stay. Only a couple of seasons ago Bedford were paying decent money to quality players and were on the fringe of the play offs. Then the Chairman said that’s it no more and the club just went backwards, well that what it looks on the field but was it really a backward step no I doubt it they are still playing football and are just cutting their cloth according to its length.

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I can go on and on about clubs who have left it far too late for survival, local clubs that come to mind being Rushden and Diamonds and Kettering Town. Both went to the wall and had to re-start, they were both very lucky as they had a very good supporter base that has stayed loyal to the new set up. So where or can there be a solution to all of this, I have my own views and will share them in my next couple of Chairman’s View. ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL Mike


2 PART FEATURE

LIONEL MESSI VS CRISTIANO RONALDO Just who is the best out of the two players, this the final part of our feature where we conclude who wins the battle between the two showmen. A statistical comparison of club and country games, goals and assists since Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid in 2009.

Messi 2009-10 Games: 64 Goals: 49 Assists: 11 2010-11 Games: 61 Goals: 51 Assists: 22

2011-12 Games: 73 Goals: 77 Assists: 27 2012-13 Games: 65 Goals: 75 Assists: 18

Messi vs Ronaldo: Skill & Technique

Messi vs Ronaldo: Team Play

Such is Messi’s skill that the ball can appear glued to his feet as he maneuvres himself out of tight situations and finds teammates when it seems he is surrounded. Messi, like Ronaldo, can use the backheel to great effect and also has a penchant for looping the ball over a defender and collecting it on the other side.

One of the reasons Messi has been more successful at club level than international level is that he dovetails so beautifully with Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta. His chemistry with these two is a beauty to behold and there is no one at Barcelona who claims that Messi does not work hard enough or combine well with his teammates.

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Ronaldo is more of a showman than Messi and can take the breath away with his array of stepovers and flicks. But in some matches, when the stepovers are taking him nowhere and he is attempting backheels that are not finding team-mates, Ronaldo stands accused of producing style over substance. He is blessed with tremendous natural ability and when on song he is a joy to watch, but he has more ineffectual matches than Messi.

Ronaldo is a player almost beyond reproach but one of the gripes that some teammates have had about him -and certainly sections of the Real Madrid support- is that he can be selfish and too obsessed with making the difference on his own. Ronaldo has been known to shoot from ridiculous angles and distances when teammates are better placed, and will often try to score when there is a superior option to his left or right. Some Real fans have made their frustrations known, and Ronaldo has actually been whistled at the Bernabeu for his individualistic approach. He also has a tendency to show his frustration and petulance towards teammates.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

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Messi vs Ronaldo: Physical Prowess Messi is not a big man and can be knocked off the ball by more imposing opponents. However, he is also well capable of holding his own in one-on-ones and often it takes a foul for a defender to knock him off the ball.

the position he can hurt opponents most: at the centre of the attack. He, like Ronaldo, played deeper earlier in his career but coaches such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Josep Guardiola realize that when you possess a player of the class of either of these two, it is wise to position them where they can do the most damage.

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Ronaldo is a real specimen of a man and has previously claimed to do 1000 press-ups a day as he looks to maintain his washboard stomach. He is a physically imposing player with unquestionable fitness and professionalism in looking after himself.

Conclusion

Messi vs Ronaldo: Goal Totals

Messi exerts more influence over more games. Ronaldo has been accused of being a ‘flat track bully’ in the past, effective in the lesser matches but disappearing when it really matters. This may be a harsh assessment, but Messi has produced more performances in the biggest games. The Argentinean scores one more point than the Real Madrid man and edges the battle of Messi vs Ronaldo.

Over the past seven seasons, the players’ cumulative goal returns for club and country have been similar. Ronaldo has often been moved higher up the pitch and into a more central position as his career has progressed, while Messi is now commonly deployed by Barcelona in

Total: Lionel Messi: 69/80 Cristiano Ronaldo: 68/80

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READ ALL ABOUT IT We take a look at what other non-league clubs are doing that’s making the news this week. SPETCH MAKES DOLPHINS RETURN

BANBURY BAN 14-YEAR-OLD Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division club Banbury United have banned indefinitely a 14-year-old from attending matches at the Spencer Stadium following the throwing of an almost empty plastic water bottle at the referee at halftime on Saturday.

home-town club Bristol City but left Ashton Gate without making a senior appearance, although he had loan spells with Luton Town, Torquay, Hereford United and Gillingham before signing for Portugese side Portimonense in July 2011.

The club has been in contact with the match referee and is aware that his report on the events has now been submitted to the FA. Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division club Poole Town have re-signed defender Will Spetch. Spetch, 22, has returned to Tatnam on a non-contract basis following the termination of his full-time contract with Vanarama Conference South outfit Sutton United by mutual consent. The highly-rated defender signed in March 2014 from Poole, where he had progressed from the youth team. Voted player of the year at Poole by the supporters and the players two seasons ago, his performances attracted the attention of several Football League clubs, most notably Huddersfield Town and AFC Bournemouth where he trialled. However, Spetch was eventually signed by the U’s for a fee reported at the time as `an undisclosed` but understood to be between £5,000 and £7,000.

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The referee has advised the club that he was very appreciative of the subsequent speedy manner in which the incident was dealt with. The referee wanted to continue but was badly shaken and after being sick in the dressing room felt unable to do so which everyone at Banbury United fully understands. The club is delighted to hear that he has now recovered. TERRAS BORROW PLUMMER Winger Tristan Plummer has joined Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division side Weymouth on a month`s loan deal from Vanarama Conference club Aldershot Town. Plummer started his career with

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He returned to England to sign for Hereford on a permanent basis a year later and then signed for Conference South side Westonsuper-Mare in the summer of 2013. DAVENTRY BOSS QUITS Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central club Daventry Town have announced that Darran Foster has resigned as manager. Foster said: “With deepest regret the time


has come to stand down from my position. After failing on many signings to help our situation out I feel the time is right to bring in a body who has the contacts to suit the financial situation. “You cannot lose this amount of players. I will always have many good memories and can only thank the chairman for those opportunities. WADERS BORROW EXPERIENCED MORGAN

due to the excellent form of the team in recent weeks, that Greg would get limited game time in November. As such I explained to Greg that I want him playing competitive games and he’s happy to get match time in the short-term. PEARCE MAKES PERMANENT GENERALS MOVE Popular midfielder Dave Pearce, who has spent most of this season on loan at Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division side Chesham United from Vanarama Conference South club Hemel Hempstead Town, has made the move to the Generals permanent this week.

his first four games and has since established himself as a regular first-team player and was supporters’ player of the year, managers’ player of the year and `golden boot` winner for 2011/12. Pearce, a former supporters` player of the year, scored 62 goals in 176 appearances since joining the Tudors at Vauxhall Road in the 2010/11 season. MASSEY INFLUENCES WATSON SIGNING

Pearce joined Hemel in February 2011 after Windsor & Eton were dissolved. His previous clubs include Wycombe Wanderers and Bracknell Town (on loan from Windsor). Vanarama Conference South club Boreham Wood Football Club have announced that experienced wide midfielder or full-back Greg Morgan has gone out on a short-term loan to Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division side Biggleswade Town. Wood, 27, has made over 300 appearances for Wood since joining in 2005. His former clubs include West Ham United, Wimbledon and Chelmsford City. Boreham Wood manager Ian Allinson said: “I need to ensure that with competition for places fierce at present, that all our players remain match fit. I feel that

He made an immediate impact with the Tudors, scoring 3 goals in

Bideford general manager Steve Massey masterminded the transfer of Ben Watson from Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division rivals Truro City. The transfer-listed striker was prised away from Premier Division leaders Poole Town and a host of other clubs, including his former side Dorchester Town.Bideford manager Sean Joyce hailed Massey’s influence in the transfer. “Steve takes a lot of credit for the transfer, he worked really hard to bring him in,” said Joyce. “I’ve always admired Watson, he needs a bit of fitness and sharpness but he fits in to what I want to do and is a proven goalscorer.”

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THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

THEM BEHAVING BADLY! There was a time when the behaviour of football fans was regarded as the biggest issue within football. I was on the terraces during those dark times and if the truth be told, we were [and I speak collectively] pretty unruly and gave the beautiful game of football a bad name. Almost everything that appeared in the media or on the news in relation to football spoke of the fans and their bad behaviour. It got to the point at Chelsea where Chairman Ken Bates, in an attempt to deter hooliganism, actually installed an electric fence at Stamford Bridge during the mid- 80’s but what he forgot to do was ask permission from the Council or even the FA so he had to dismantle it without it ever being used! We’re now far more behaved and as a recent statistic within the news shows, arrests at football matches are at their lowest for decades, therefore, we can behave if we want to! Obviously, falling attendances have been pivotal in this figure, after all, fewer people in a confined space surely reduces the possibility of trouble. It seems more apparent these days that those who give football the bad name are those directly involved within the clubs themselves and not necessarily the supporters of the great game. How often do we see the pages of the daily newspapers featuring stories and photos of crowd trouble or fans mis-behaving like we used to in the 80’s and 90’s. Thankfully, it’s a real rarity. We’re now reading about the players, managers and even kitmen bringing the game of football into disrepute for some reason or another. If Wenger and Mourinho aren’t having one of their touchline fisty-cuffs, handbags at

dawn encounters, players are taking selfies of themselves during goal celebrations. Now even the kitmen are feeling left out and trying their hardest to get their name out there – and in this particular case, it’s not for forgetting the kit for once! West Broms kitman Pat Frost, although sticking up for us fans, caused a bit of a stir recently when he Tweeted a photo of his view from the stand at Anfield. His view was poor to say the least. It was the kind of view you’d expect from a Division 4 ground during the 1970’s. In addition to the photo he added comments about the prices that fans have to pay for tickets with such a poor view. Although his ticket did state ‘restricted view’ it had a face value of £46!! With the treatment of fans being such a hot topic these days, fans reacted angrily with their own views on Twitter. The tweets I can write used words such as ‘shocking’, ‘disgusting’ and ‘unacceptable’ plus others, which used more colourful terminology. Obviously for us fans, our image has improved and we are no longer seen as the scourge of football. The players themselves now take the headlines for their wrongdoings, whether it’s Anelka for his anti-Semitic gestures or Suarez for nibbling on his opponents. The standout shocker of late is that former Liverpool player Medi Abalimba who is alleged to have used fake credit cards and impersonated Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta whilst living the champagne lifestyle. Following his rejection from

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a number of clubs since Liverpool, it appears he was unable to adapt to a normal lifestyle and continued to live the high-life without the bank balance to enable him to do so. Agreed, it must be difficult to adjust your lifestyle as you drop down the leagues from Liverpool to a Non League club but most players have to do it at some point of their career as they age, and that’s if they’re lucky enough not to have encountered an injury to end their career prematurely. Some players struggle with their fall from stardom, then there’s Ex-Sunderland and Middlesbrough hero Julio Arca. Here’s a guy who continues to play, purely through his love for the game rather than his love for a fat pay cheque. Although Arca was forced to retire through injury at just 33, he currently turns out for his local team Willow Farm, and HE actually pays the club for the privilege too! He describes himself as ‘just a normal lad who was lucky enough to get paid to play football - now I pay to play, although I get a free pint if I’m man-of-the-match!” Wouldn’t it be great if we had more attitudes like in football rather than the ‘celebrity’ status most players assume they have? For now, we are thankful that as supporters, we’re not making the headlines anymore for the wrong reasons. Enjoy today’s game and get behind our boys. ADE


TODAY’S VISITORS

TRURO CITY

We travelled to play our cornish visitors on the august bank holiday weekend so we hope the journeys today have been/will be less fraught. A very special welcome to Truro City our visitors this afternoon who are making their second visit to the town for a Southern League Premier Division engagement. This season both of our teams are faring better and when these notes were penned our lads were in second place in the table nine points and six places above our visitors. However it will be a long season and with around one third of the fixtures completed and the winter weather still to come anything can happen. We picked a bad day for travel but a good day to visit Truro around eleven weeks ago for it was the day the White Tigers celebrated their 125th anniversary and we joined in the celebrations with a free hog roast and we hope that our visiting players, officials and supporters will have as enjoyable afternoon today. We wish them well

in their quest to regain some of their former recent glories – starting after 4.45 p.m. this afternoon. Our trip back from Truro in August was made easier in the knowledge that we were returning with three points after a 3-2 victory courtesy of two goals from Nathan Frater and a third from Arthur Lee who has not found the target since then. However both of those players have had spells on the sideline with injury so we hope both will be back playing and on target very soon. So today our lads are seeking to maintain their 100% record against Truro by recording a fourth consecutive league victory over them but I am sure that they will be determined to reverse that trend. CLUB HISTORY The 2006/7 season was the most successful in the Club’s history. At the first attempt winning the

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Toolstation Western League First Division by a record margin; retaining the Cornwall Senior Cup and capping the season by winning the F.A. Vase at the New Wembley Stadium with a 3-1 win over AFC Totton, the first time the Trophy had been won by a Club playing at Step 6 in the Football Pyramid and in front of a record crowd of over 37,000. Success continued in 2007/8 season under Sean McCarthy with the first team winning the Toolstation Western League Premier Division by a massive 17 points and thereby becoming the first ever Cornish Club to gain entry into Southern League football. 2008/9 was another successful season with the First Team winning promotion to the Southern League Premier Division as Champions. This meant that City equalled the British record with four

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Year founded: 1889 Nickname: The White Tigers Chairman: Peter Masters

Website: www.trurocityfc.net Stadium: Treyew Road (3500 Capacity)

Previous Meetings: Truro City 2-3 St Neots (14/15) St Neots 2-0 Truro City (13/14)

successive promotions. In Season 2009/10, the Club finished a very creditable 11th in the first year. Sean McCarthy was replaced as Manager mid-way through this season by Steve Thompson whose time in the job proved to be short-lived. Season 2010-11 proved to be another momentous one under the guidance of Lee Hodges who had taken over in the Summer of 2010. Vying for the League lead for most of the season with favourites Salisbury City, Truro were finally crowned Champions by 4 points after a fabulous 6-0 win away at Salisbury ensuring Blue Square Bet Conference South football for the first time. Jamaican International Barry Hayles had joined the squad in the autumn and he brought a vast amount of experience with him to the team which was very influential in the team’s success. This

set a new British record in that no senior club had ever previously won 5 promotions in 6 seasons. Season 2011/12 was a year of consolidation at this higher level finishing 14th in the club’s first season of Conference football. Off the field, cracks were beginning to show in the financial structure which resulted in the club going into Administration in the Summer of 2012.

season and all these players are still at the club in 2013 having each made around 300 appearances for Truro City. The club’s very future was in serious doubt until in October 2012, the club was saved by the last-minute intervention of two local businessmen Peter Masters and Philip Perryman who put up a £50000 bond to the Football Conference to ensure that the club could continue to play in the League. Subsequently in December 2012, the two of them bought the club from the Administrator and set about stabilising the club and creating a structure to allow future progress as a force in the community. However last season the club finished adrift at the bottom of Conference South and was relegated to the Southern League.

In season 2012/13, progress was very difficult with the team being hampered both by a 10-point deduction and a League transfer embargo. Captain Jake Ash had started in the first game of season 2005/6 and had been joined later that season by Stewart Yetton, Marcus Martin and Joe Broad; they were further joined by Andrew Watkins at the beginning of the following

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WHO’S WHO

THE WHITE TIGERS

STEVE TULLEY

KYLE MOORE

JAMIE LOWERY

STEVE TULLY - 34, MANAGER Former Full-back for Torquay, Weymouth and Exeter, where he was captain. Appointed Manager of Truro City July 2014 where he is naturally establishing a strong, cohesive unit. His ethos is team and club spirit, all pulling together.

level from step 7 up to step 2. Former Exeter City trainee who also played for Budleigh Salterton. Stylish defender who has an eye for goal, particularly at set pieces. Has recently passed 300 appearances for the club. Sole member of the 2007 FA Vase triumph at Wembley.

WAYNE CARLISLE - 35, TEAM COACH No-nonsense, straight talking, former Exeter City and Torquay Utd midfielder and winger, played 73 times for Exeter City, scoring 13 goals from the wing. Joined Truro City with Steve Tully and signed a two year deal in July 2014. Had previously played three times for Truro in 2010/11.

CODY COOKE Local lad signed in 2010 from Penryn Athletic; a product of Truro College. Very promising midfielder who was a regular for the County youth team and our second team. Only missed a couple of games last season and has won Supporter’s Player of the Year.

LES AFFUL Liverpool lad who previously played for Exeter City, Torquay United and Forest Green Rovers. A tricky winger who has played for the English National Game XI. In his fifth season with the club, has played over 200 games and was ever-present last season. Popular with the fans. JAKE ASH - CLUB CAPTAIN Now in 10th season at the club, following a move from Falmouth Town. Has played for City at every

JAMIE LOWRY Versatile Cornish player. Jamie is most commonly known to play right back or on the right side of midfield. Excellent ball delivery from set pieces. Jamie has played professionally for Chesterfield, Crewe Alexandra and Plymouth Argyle. ARRAN PUGH 25 year old central defender. Arran returned to Truro City from Dorchester Town. Arran, 6’6”, is a commanding player, comfortable in the air and with the ball at his feet. Found new form in 2014.

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CODY VOOKE

SHANE WHITE Versatile and competent defender, re-signed in 2013/14 season from Torpoint Athletic after previous experience with Plymouth Argyle, where he was skipper of their second team. Also played for Weymouth, Falmouth Town and St Blazey. Made 14 appearances for Truro City when previously at the club. DAN GREEN 23 year old Midfielder who returned to Truro City last season from Dorchester Town. Team Captain and competitive midfielder. An all-energy, all-action player with a stylish touch. MIKE SEARLE 22 year old Goalkeeper who joined Truro City from Tiverton Town. He is a ‘keeper learning his trade and progressing well. MYLES JAMES 18 year old youth player from Exeter City. Up and coming left back with all the attributes to be a very good player. Holds the ball up well. Signed contract terms in August 2014.

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Barry Hayles (Forward) 42 year old striker who has returned to Truro City. Extremely popular with the fans. Having played for Fulham, Plymouth Argyle, Stevenage et al, and also making international appearances for Jamaica, Barrington is an experienced player with an eye for goal. Had scored 34 goals in 90 appearances for Truro City up to the beginning of this season.

JAKE ASH

KYLE MOORE 18 year old ‘keeper who joined Truro City from Hereford United. Promising Goalkeeper with a bright future. Performances improving by the game. CRAIG DUFF 25 year old midfielder who joined Truro City from local rivals Bideford in Summer 2014. Competitive, determined, attacking midfielder with an eye for goal. Scored 15 goals for Bideford last season. Previously played for Weymouth.

DAN GREEN

ISAAC VASSELL

ISAAC VASSELL 20 year old winger with raw pace and eye for goal. Released from Plymouth Argyle in Summer 2014, Isaac previously featured last season at Weymouth. This is the second time at Truro for Isaac, when he made six appearances under Lee Hodges whilst the Club were playing in the Conference South.

BARRY HAYLES

RYAN BRETT 23 year old left sided midfielder. Signed from Salisbury City in August 2014. Ryan has tasted success with Salisbury when that club gained promotion to the Conference Premier. Ryan started his career with Plymouth Argyle. Made his debut appearance against Hitchin Town in September 2014.

ROB FARKINS 24 year old defender who signed for Truro City from Bideford, where he was Club Captain in 2013/14. All action, all aggression central defender with a military record to boot. Already making a big impression at the Club. CHRIS LONG 23 year old defender who signed for Truro City from Tiverton Town. A good left back and was awarded the Manager’s Young Player of the Year in 2013/14 at Tiverton. Chris previously played three times for Truro under two different managers!

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Focus on Youth... St Neots Town U18’s Probably for the first time in Club history three St Neots U18 players all recorded hat tricks in the same league match as visitors’ St Ives were swept away in a sea of goals.

ST NEOTS TOWN U18 10 : ST IVES TOWN U18 4 Thurlow Nunn Youth West Division It was a strange match with St Ives outplaying their hosts for the first 35 minutes to lead 3-1 and looking to be well on their way to gaining revenge for a heavy Gayton Cup

defeat on the ground just eighteen days earlier. Then St Neots came to life and Blake Rivers scored three times in a spell of just seven minutes to propel St Neots to a 5-4 half time lead. The second half was all St Neots as the visitors tired quickly and St Neots scored five further goals to take their tally to an incredible 32 in their last three League and Cup fixtures and to take their total for the season to 52 goals in nine matches. There was little indication as to what would be in store at the start of the game as St Ives settled down to dominate. After Ben Johnson had the visitors’ first two shots – one too high and the other wide – St Neots’ keeper Dan Huff

had to save bravely at the feet of George Mead to keep his goal intact. However after 13 minutes St Ives deservedly went in front as David Lappins ran through almost unchallenged to net and seven minutes later the same player doubled the lead from the penalty spot after Ben Loader had upended Kieran Carter. St Neots pulled a goal back through a Cade Stephens-Abbey header after 26 minutes but St Ives increased their lead a minute later when Ben Johnson curled a great shot into the top corner of the net. Ollie Benham sparked the St Neots revival ten minutes before the break with a good finish and less than thirty seconds later Blake Rivers’ first goal levelled the scores at 3-3. Two minutes later Rivers second goal put St Neots ahead but within two further minutes George Mead rose to

head St Ives’ fourth goal. However Rivers completed his hat trick three minutes before half time to send St Neots in at the break with a 5-4 lead. The second half was pedestrian in comparison. It took St Neots 16 minutes before substitute Claudio Ofosu finished off St Neots best move of the match to make in 6-4 but with Ofusu and another substitute Themboulani Nkala marauding down the flanks the chances just kept flowing for the home side. Cade Stephens-Abbey became the second St Neots player to complete his hat trick with goals after 61 and 84 minutes and there was an explosive finish as Ollie Benham hit two long shots in the last three minutes to complete the scoring past the overworked visiting goalkeeper. John Walker

St Neots Town U18 Huff, Stewart, Loader, Ball, Mattin, Whittle, Rivers, Benham, Stephens-Abbey, Coleman, Chris Lewis Subs used: Charlie Lewis, Nkala, Ofosu, Harris. Cards: Benham (Y – 56) Goals (St Neots): Stephens-Abbey 3 (26, 71 & 84 mins), Benham 3 (35, 87 & 90 mins), Rivers 3 (35, 37 & 42 mins), Ofosu (61 mins).

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GREENIES GREETINGS

OUR WORKRATE WAS TREMENDOUS Good afternoon everyone and welcome to Rowley Park – The Cozy Stadium, for today’s Evostik League Southern Premier Division match Today we welcome the players, officials and of course, any of their travelling supporters who have made the marathon trek up here today from Cornwall and we hope you have an enjoyable, if brief, stay with us here on Cambridgeshire this afternoon. Saturday saw us overcome a half time deficit and produce a fantastic second half culminating in a well deserved 2-1 victory over a very decent Ilkeston FC side. Our workrate was tremendous throughout the whole side and we won the game with two wonderful strikes from Lewis and Nathan. The game was watched by the England ‘C’ (Non League) manager Paul Fairclough and he could only have been impressed by what he saw as a spectacle, a great advert for the Non League game.

The victory put us in the hat for the Second Round Qualifying draw which was made on Monday and we were given another home tie, this time against Evostik League Division One North side Darlington FC. This game will be played next Saturday (15th November), here at The Cozy Stadium, kick off 15:00. Sadly, as per all National competitions, Season Tickets are NOT valid for this game but we can confirm that admission costs to the game will be as per our normal rates. Saturday was a good day also for St Neots Town Youth and Saints Under 21’s with the boys recording their first victory since the 26rd August, returning from Buckingham Town with a 3-0 victory, with Sean Barker netting a second half Hat-trick. Tuesday evening saw them entertain Peterborough Sports and it was the third placed club who were to record a 4-2 victory on the night. Tuesday night also saw our Under 18s continue their rich vein of form as they took on Ramsey Town in the return match a week or so after beating them 12-1 at The Cozy Stadium. The lads didn’t reach double figures on this occasion but returned home with

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a 7-2 win, making it a massive 39 goals scored in their last four league and cup matches played. This win lifted the lads up to second in the table so well done lads, keep the run going. During the week, it has been announced that our left back / centre back, Arthur Lee, has left the Club. Arthur has moved to Vanarama Conference South side Hemel Hempstead Town so please join me in thanking Arthur for his efforts whilst at the Club and wishing him all the best for his future. Lots of home games coming up between now and the festive season so please keep an eye on the website/facebook/twitter and of course, future editions of this matchday magazine for all the latest news of fixture changes etc. Right then, on to today’s game which I’m sure will be another entertaining encounter. Play your oart as usual and together we can achieve our goals. PUMP UP THE VOLUME GREENY


LEWIS GETS THE FIRST


AWAY DAYS

HARDENHUISH PARK Our next away day is a visit to Hardenhuish Park the home of Chippenham Town. League Premier Division for the 2014/15 season. The ‘Blue Birds’ playing record was as follows for the 2013/14 season: W14 D 6 L24 F 59 A 87

Not a good ground over the last couple of seasons and we are yet to come home with a victory. Chippenham With a change of management early on during the season 2013/14, with Mark Collier and his assistant Tom Jones installed at the helm, the Bluebirds avoided finishing in the relegation places, eventually finishing in 18th position, ensuring their place in the Southern

This season the club got off to a good start to the season beating Biggleswade away on the opening day, however their results since then have been a little indifferent up til’ now. Always a tough fixture for us and they were the team who ended our five month unbeaten home record last season on the very last day back in April.

exit (A350); follow road to third roundabout (junction with A420). Turn left and follow signs to town centre. Ground is 1km on left hand side adjacent to pedestrian controlled traffic lights. Car/Coach park next to traffic lights.

HARDENHUISH PARK Bristol Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 6LR Adults = £10 Concessions = £6 Children under 16 = £3 Capacity: 2,815 (500 seats)

Lets hope we can improve on that result at their place.

Wheelchair Access: Yes

DIRECTIONS TO THE GROUND Exit 17 from M4. Follow A350 towards Chippenham for three miles to first roundabout, take second

Matchday Magazine: £2.00

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Car Parking: Yes

Round Trip from (PE19 6SL): 290 Miles


A FOUR PART SERIES OF BRILLIANT READING

‘CLOUGHIE'

Brian Clough died just ten years ago on 20th September 2004. His story is such a brilliant football story that we just had to try and tell as much as we could. MANAGEMENT CAREER DERBY COUNTY Derby County had been rooted in the Second Division for a decade before Clough’s arrival, and had been outside the top flight for a further five years. In Clough’s first season the club finished one place lower than in the previous season, but he had started to lay the foundations for his future success by signing several new players, amongst them Roy McFarland, John O’Hare, John McGovern, Alan Hinton and Les Green. Of the inherited squad, eleven players departed and only four were retained: Kevin Hector, Alan Durban, Ron Webster and Colin Boulton. Clough also sacked the club secretary, the groundsman and the chief scout, along with two tea ladies he caught laughing after a Derby defeat. With the additional signings of Dave Mackay and Willie Carlin in 1968, Clough and Taylor’s management led Derby to become champions of Division Two, establishing the club record of 22 matches without defeat on the way. Clough was universally seen as a hard but fair manager, who insisted on clean play from his players and brooked no stupid questions from the press. He was famous for insisting on being called ‘Mr Clough’ and earned great respect from his peers for his ability to turn a game to his and his team’s advantage. Derby’s first season back in Division One saw them finish fourth, their best league finish for over 20 years, but, due to financial irregularities, the club was banned from Europe the following season and fined £10,000.

In 1970–71 the club finished 9th. In February 1971 Clough bolstered his squad by signing Colin Todd for a British record £175,000; on the same day Clough had denied that Derby were about to buy Todd. During the 1971–72 season, Derby tussled with Liverpool, Leeds United and Manchester City for the title. Derby topped the league table by one point after playing their final match, a 1–0 win over Liverpool. Both Liverpool and Leeds United had a chance to overtake Derby by winning their final matches (played a week later due to fixture congestion) but in the event Leeds lost to Wolves and Liverpool drew at Arsenal, meaning Derby were league champions for the first time in their 88-year history. Peter Taylor took the players on holiday to Majorca. Clough was not with the squad at the time, instead holidaying in the Isles of Scilly with his family and parents when he received the news. BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION Such was the loyalty to Clough that along with himself and Taylor, scouts and backroom staff completed the walk out, following the pair for their brief spell with Brighton & Hove Albion. He proved less successful on the South Coast than with his previous club, winning only 12 of his 32 games in charge of the Division Three side. Whereas eight months earlier Clough was managing a team playing Juventus in the European Cup, he was now managing a club who, just after his appointment as manager, lost to Walton & Hersham 4–0 at home in an FA Cup replay. On 1 December 1973, his side lost 8–2

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at home to Bristol Rovers. Albion eventually finished in 19th place that season. LEEDS UNITED Clough left Brighton less than a year after his appointment, in July 1974, to become manager of Leeds United following Don Revie’s departure to become manager of England, though this time Taylor did not join him. Clough’s move was very surprising given his previous outspoken criticism of both Revie, for whom Clough made no secret of his deep disdain, and the successful Leeds team’s playing style, which Clough had publicly branded “dirty” and “cheating”. Furthermore, he had called for Leeds to be demoted to the Second Division as a punishment for their poor disciplinary record. He lasted in the job only 44 days before he was sacked by the Leeds directors on 12 September 1974, after alienating many of Leeds’s star players, notably Johnny Giles, Norman Hunter and Billy Bremner. During one of the first training sessions he took for Leeds United, he reportedly said “You can all throw your medals in the bin because they were not won fairly.” He has the unenviable record of being Leeds United’s least successful permanent manager, winning only one match from six games. Leeds were fourth from bottom in 19th position with only 4 points from a possible 12, their worst start in 15 years. His payoff was estimated at £98,000, a huge amount at the time.


“THE DERBY PLAYERS HAVE SEEN MORE OF HIS BALLS THAN THE ONE THEY’RE MEANT TO BE PLAYING WITH.”


INTRODUCING

BEN FARRELL Ben was the second signing for Gary King in November 2013 from the Lilywhites. A strong holding midfield player, Ben went straight into the team and held his place for the rest of the season. Ben is the holding midfield player allowing creative midfielder Jay Davies to make the play, he also teams up with Dean Cracknell a similar player to Ben who between them make quite a formidable anchor in midfield. Not noted for scoring goals, Ben scored his first in a Saints shirt in the away match at Weymouth in April 2014, an absolute belter that was worth waiting for. Ben’s previous clubs include Bedford Town, for whom he played from 2006-2008. He then took the opportunity to play at a higher level and after impressing boss Jimmy Quinn at Cambridge United, he took the chance to play in the National Conference league making 17 appearance’s and scoring 3 goals in his first season. Ben fell out of favour with new United manager Gary Babin, who wanted Ben to go to Histon on a 6 month loan. At first, Ben at rejected this but he eventually signed for Histon in August 2009 on a permanent deal and played out the rest of that season with the “Stutes”. Ben then moved on to Arlesey Town where he joined up with our present management team of Gary PAGE 40 / ST NEOTS TOWN F.C. V TRURO CITY ISSUE 11

King, Zema and Nathan Abbey, and where he had a couple of very good seasons winning the Southern League Cup and just finishing just one point off a play off position. At the start of season 2013 Ben joined Saint’s local rivals Cambridge City, but after just 3 months with the “Lilywhites”, our new management team stepped in and Ben was transferred to St Neots Town.


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IT’S COMING!


MD’S VIEWS

THE SOLDIER William Denis Browne his good friend wrote “..I sat with Rupert. At 4 o’clock he became weaker, and at 4.46 he died, with the sun shining all round his cabin, and the cool sea-breeze blowing through the door and the shaded windows. No one could have wished for a quieter or a calmer end than in that lovely bay, shielded by the mountains and fragrant with sage and thyme.”

I remember the first time I read the soldier, I must have been around 11 or 12 years old at the time and we had just started studying WW 1 in our History class, the gravity of what I was reading even at this age was not lost on me. Brooke died on a French medical ship moored off the island of Skyros in the Aegean from an infected mosquito bite (he was on the way to the landing at Gallipoli) and was buried on the island under an Olive tree where he remain to

this day. It’s one of the places that I intend to take my kids to when they are old enough to understand. A corner of a foreign field that is forever England

If I should die, think only this of me:

Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

That there’s some corner of a foreign field

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,

That is for ever England. There shall be

A pulse in the eternal mind, no less

In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;

Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;

A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,

Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;

Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,

And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,

A body of England’s, breathing English air,

In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

To say it’s been a busy ten days would be an understatement, Halloween party in the Gregory on the Friday night with around 100 kids was a great success and all that were there had a good time, great team performance on Saturday (nice to win a cup game!) and then Saturday evening we held the biggest function we have ever had with both bars rammed to the eyeballs with party goers! Well done

to Lou and all the staff and thank you for your ongoing support. Funny old game as illustrated on Sunday when I took a call from Chris Nunn (Biggs manager) asking whether we would be able to help out with staging their FA Trophy replay because they have had some floodlight issues. This game took place on Wednesday (I’m writing this on Monday so have no idea on result) and we were more than happy to help out, I pointed out

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(and have done in programme notes on several occasions) that nonleague football is a tough business to be involved in so we all need to help each other where possible. And so onto today’s game against Truro, Welcome to you all and let’s hope we have a great day. LEE


STEWS VIEWS

THE HISTORY OF THE FA TROPHY After our impressive win at the weekend against EvoStik NPL side Ilkeston town FC, I thought I’d explain the history of The FA Trophy competition and why it exists? Clubs from the leagues immediately below the Football League had no realistic chance of playing in a Wembley Final before the FA Council decided to start an ‘FA Challenge Trophy’ competition in 1969. It was open to all non-Football League clubs registering professional players. MACCLESFIELD TOWN

Macclesfield Town, then Northern Premier League champions, were the first Trophy winners and 28,000 saw them beat Telford United 2-0 at Wembley. Their second goal was scored by Brian Fidler, whose trademark was a goal celebration that involved running round most of the pitch. 44 YEARS OLD The Trophy is now in its 44th season. There have been 37 Wembley Finals, plus five at Villa Park and one at Upton Park. Scarborough, Telford United and Woking lead the way with three Trophy wins each. Another nine clubs have won it twice – Altrincham, Barrow, Enfield, Grays Athletic, Kingstonian, Macclesfield Town, Stafford Rangers, Stevenage Borough and Wycombe Wanderers.

DAGENHAM Isthmian League Dagenham became the first of the old ‘amateur’ clubs to win The Trophy in 1980. In the following year Bishop’s Stortford’s winning team included goalkeeper Terry Moore, an Amateur Cup winner with the same club in 1974. TELFORD UNITED The late Ian Crawley scored the goal that won The Trophy for Telford United in 1989 - six years after netting the winner for VS Rugby against Halesowen Town in The FA Vase Final.

Their 2-1 success against Kidderminster Harriers in 1991 attracted a crowd of 34,842 to the old Wembley and that remained the record attendance for a Trophy match until six years ago. Steve Guppy, the Chairboys’ outside-left, played for the full England team against Belgium in 1999. WOKING

MARTIN O’NEILL

Martin O’Neill, a highly respected manager, was in charge at Wycombe Wanderers from 1990 to 1995. He took the Conference club to two Trophy Finals and they won both.

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After Wycombe came Geoff Chapple’s Woking and they were Trophy winners in three seasons out of four. Clive Walker, the former Chelsea and Sunderland winger, played in all three Finals for the Cards (in 1994, 1995 and 1997) and then went on to collect another winners’ medal with Cheltenham Town in 1998!


2014 WINNERS CAMBRIDGE UNITED

2000 AND OUT

53,262 fans saw Stevenage Borough beat Kidderminster Harriers 3-2 after being two goals down. Stevenage have returned twice since then, too. They beat York City 2-0 in the 2009 Final, but lost to Barrow a year later.

The last Trophy Final at the old Wembley, featuring Kingstonian and Kettering Town in 2000, was a five-goal thriller and Geoff Chapple, the man with the Midas touch, won The Trophy for an incredible fifth time as a manager. He had done it three times with Woking and twice with Kingstonian. BURSCOUGH Burscough, managed by former Aston Villa stalwart Shaun Teale, were surprise Trophy winners in 2003. They were only placed 18th in the Northern Premier League. After they had beaten Tamworth an emotional Teale said: “I asked them to go out there and give everything for 90 minutes. If your body aches after that – but you’ve won The FA Trophy – you don’t care”. STEVENAGE BOROUGH The Trophy Final returned to Wembley in 2007 and a record

DARLINGTON Darlington were the victors here in 2011 thanks to Chris Senior’s winner against Mansfield Town in the last minute of extra time.

a 1-1 draw after extra time. CAMBRIDGE UNITED In 2014 it was Cambridge UTD who lifted the FA Trophy, beating Gosport Borough of the Conference Southern league 4-0 in the final at Wembley Stadium. They also finished 2nd in the Conference National and consequently won promotion to the Football League via their playoff matches.

YORK CITY

in 2012 York City got over their 2009 defeat to beat Welsh outfit Newport County 2-0. Matty Blair opened the scoring and Lanre Oyebanjo added the second as the Minstermen cruised to victory. WREXHAM Wrexham took The FA Trophy to Wales in the 2013 Final, which was played in late March, as they beat Grimsby Town on penalties following

For the players and management, the FA Trophy gives them a chance to put their wits against clubs immediately above them in the Conference Leagues. For the fans it gives an insight into what our future may hold, if we were lucky enough to win promotion from the EvoStik Southern Premir League. Yours Aye Craig

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Scorelines.. 1st November 2014 FA Trophy 1R Qualifying Hereford United, having gone behind after twelve minutes, drew level by the break and completed a 2-1 win at AFC Totton when they scored with twenty minutes remaining and Arlesey Town, ahead at the interval, conceded a penalty early in the second half but struck three minutes from time to win 2-1 at home against Wingate & Finchley while Bedford Town scored twice in each half to secure a comfortable 4-0 home success over Brightlingsea Regent. Histon, one up at half time, took a three goal lead with just eight minutes remaining but had to hang on to win 3-2 after hosts Belper Town scored two in the final five minutes and Corby Town defeated visiting Redditch United 1-0 with a goal after thirteen minutes while arguably the performance of the day saw Division One South & West Wimborne Town, a goal op at the interval, complete a 3-1 away victory over their Premier Division neighbours Dorchester Town. Mangotsfield United, after being held to a goal each in the first half, scored four times after the break to complete a comprehensive 5-1 home win over Bishops Cleeve and Merthyr Town, having taken the lead after four minutes, scored again early in the second half to defeat visiting Cirencester Town 2-0 while

Northwood drew 2-2 after extra time with Guernsey but went on to win 5-3 on penalties. Chippenham Town had a two goal lead reduced on the stroke of half time but restored it three minutes after the break to win 3-1 at home against Frome Town while Slough Town recorded a 2-0 victory at Margate. Paulton Rovers won 3-0 at home against Fleet and Premier Division leaders Poole Town had a 3-1 home success over North Leigh while Sholing scored with twenty minutes remaining to win 1-0 at home against Tiverton Town, St Neots came from behind to defeat visiting Ilkeston 2-1, and Stratford Town scored just after the hour mark to win 1-0 at home against Stafford Rangers. Truro City, ahead from a fifth minute penalty and two up at the interval, completed a 3-0 home win over Egham Town and Uxbridge scored three in each half to record a resounding 6-1 home victory against Hythe Town while Weymouth scored on the hour to win 1-0 at home and bring an end to a brave effort by Shortwood United. Didcot Town twice came from two goals behind to force a replay with a 3-3 draw at Premier Division Bideford and Biggleswade Town scored five minutes before the interval to draw 1-1 at Brentwood while Hitchin Town, who had taken a first half lead,

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needed a goal ten minutes from time to book their second chance with a 2-2 draw at Burnham. Evesham United took the lead five minutes before the break but needed a goal in the second minute of time added on to draw 2-2 at home with Premier Division Banbury United while Hungerford Town scored in the opening minute against visiting East Thurrock United, 7-1 conquerors of Bath City last week, but were confined to a replay when the visitors made it 1-1 twelve minutes later and Leighton Town also scored in the first minute and doubled their lead before the interval but were pegged back when hosts Leiston scored twice inside fifteen second half minutes to secure a 2-2 draw. Aylesbury lost 2-1 at home to Merstham, Chesham United conceded a goal in each half to go out 2-0 at Burgess Hill Town, Royston Town lost 2-1 at home to Witham Town, Cambridge City also scored a goal in each half to slip to a 2-0 defeat at Rushall Olympic, Dunstable Town lost 3-1 at Whyteleafe despite having taken a second minute lead, Chalfont St Peter lost 3-0 at Dulwich Hamlet, and Kettering Town, who had twice come from behind and been reduced to ten men, conceded a goal in the final minute to lose 3-2 at Mickleover Sports.


There’s never a dull moment supporting your favourite team, the beautiful game has been kicking around for years but will always throw up some lunacy! Check these beauties out! Stupid Football Players A football coach walked into the changing room before a game. He looked over to his new signing and said, ‘I’m not supposed to let you play since you failed arithmetic, but we need you to be in the team. So, what I have to do is ask you a math question, and if you get it right then you will be allowed to play.” The player agreed, so coach looked into his eyes intently and asked, ‘Okay, now concentrate hard and tell me the answer to this. What is two plus two?’ The player thought for a moment and then answered, ‘4?’ ‘Did you say 4?’ the coach exclaimed, excited that he had got it correct.Suddenly all the other players on the team began shouting..., ‘Come on coach, give him another chance!’

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Stupid Football Related Injuries

he had just taken out of his fridge. He was injured for two months.

Lomana Tresor LuaLua will have a scan on the foot injury that has kept him out of Portsmouth’s last three matches in the English Premiership. The DR Congo striker damaged the joint of his left foot after celebrating an equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal on April 12 with a somersault. LuaLua, 25, had promised to refrain from back flips until Pompey were safe from relegation in the Premiership but paid the price for a change of mind.

David James, an England goalkeeper, pulled a muscle in his back when reaching for a TV remote control. No wonder they call him ‘Calamity James’.

Dave Beasant, the former England goalkeeper, ruptured his ankle ligaments avoiding a falling bottle of salad cream

Santiago Canizares, Spain’s 2002 World Cup goalkeeper, missed the matches after he had dropped a bottle of cologne on his foot and injured it. Rio Ferdinand, the England defender, injured a tendon behind his knee while watching TV with his foot up on a coffee table.

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THAT’S THE WINNER!


!

ES COMMENTATORS FOOTBALL GAFF You can always rely on the good old football commentator to come out with a classic during the big match! Here are a few howlers! PHIL THOMPSON “Bogdan should be playing for whatever country he comes from”

IAN ABRAHAMS “It’s the old adage - what stays on tour, happens on tour”

“The FA inquiry has been a farce from start to finish and it’s not even finished” DIETMAR HAMANN

CHRIS WADDLE

ARSENE WENGER

MIKE INGHAM

“That was a great finish, but you could say it wasn’t a great finish because it didn’t go in”

“If you don’t question the officials’ role then you’ve got to ask what they are doing”

“And here goes Aguero, looking to relieve himself”

MARK CHAPMAN

IAN WRIGHT

“The Carling Cup ought to get a little more credit than it deserves”

“I watched the United v Reading game with my jaw literally hitting the floor”

“Ronnie Moran had us as young boys, religiously”

STAN COLLYMORE “It’s six of one, half a dozen of the other at least”

SAM MATTERFACE “Robin van Persie is 29 years of old”

PHIL THOMPSON

SAM MATTERFACE “Chelsea are all in blue, with their white socks”

ROBBIE FOWLER

JAMIE REDKNAPP

PAUL MERSON

“When you play for England you’re all representing that curry... er, your country”

“It was a damp squid for Liverpool”

“It’s looking more and more less likely”

MICK McCARTHY

BRENDAN RODGERS

“In the first half, I didn’t see the second half coming, that’s for sure”

“It’s not always plain sailing, especially when you’re flying”

CHARLIE NICHOLAS “Scottish football needs a kick in the arm”

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04-Apr

07-Oct

1 -- 1

21-Mar

3 -- 0

28-Mar

3 -- 2

03-Jan

Burnham

Cambridge City

Chesham United

Chippenham Town

Cirencester Town

Corby Town

Dorchester Town

6 -- 2

25-Apr

4 -- 2

18-Apr

5 -- 1

06-Dec

13-Dec

2 -- 0

08-Nov

07-Mar

Hereford United

Histon

31-Jan

4 -- 1

06-Dec

3 -- 1

20-Dec

14-Feb

07-Feb

18-Apr

15-Nov

Paulton Rovers

Poole Town

Redditch United

Slough Town

St Neots Town

Truro City

Weymouth

06-Dec

2 -- 1

06-Apr

03-Jan

22-Nov

4 -- 0

26-Dec

29-Nov

Hitchin Town

Hungerford Town

1 -- 0

4 -- 2

Frome Town

2 -- 3

5 -- 1

17-Jan

Dunstable Town

17-Jan

tba

26-Dec

28-Mar

4 -- 1

7 -- 2

21-Mar

06-Apr

28-Feb

3 -- 2

15-Nov

14-Feb

24-Jan

03-Jan

3 -- 3

14-Mar 29-Nov

26-Dec

3 -- 0

25-Apr

07-Feb

21-Mar

06-Apr

Biggleswade Town

08-Nov

3 -- 0

Arlesey Town

Bideford

28-Feb

2 -- 3

10-Jan

Banbury United

0 -- 2

Arlesey Town

Bideford

Banbury United

01-Jan

Biggleswade Town

20-Dec

07-Mar

17-Jan

1 -- 1

18-Apr

1 -- 0

14-Feb

28-Mar

14-Mar

3 -- 0

2 -- 1

1 -- 2

1 -- 0

08-Nov

tba

29-Nov

03-Jan

07-Feb

1 -- 1

24-Jan

11-Apr

18-Nov

21-Feb

Burnham

28-Mar

31-Jan

3 -- 1

03-Jan

06-Dec

08-Nov

3 -- 0

26-Dec

18-Apr

18-Nov

2 -- 5

1 -- 2

4 -- 2

1 -- 0

07-Mar

25-Apr

14-Mar

06-Apr

17-Jan

1 -- 0

07-Feb

29-Nov

Cambridge City 10-Jan

1 -- 0

18-Nov

07-Mar

2 -- 4

28-Mar

15-Nov

2 -- 0

06-Apr

26-Dec

2-0

2 -- 1

25-Apr

29-Nov

24-Jan

14-Feb

11-Apr

4 -- 4

1 -- 2

21-Feb

13-Dec

2 -- 0

0 -- 2

Chesham United tba

0 -- 3

2 -- 3

0 -- 3

2 -- 2

13-Dec

07-Mar

11-Apr

24-Jan

21-Feb

14-Mar

14-Feb

04-Apr

0 -- 0

08-Nov

2 -- 2

22-Nov

1 -- 0

01-Jan

tba

17-Jan

20-Dec

18-Nov

0 -- 0

Chippenham Town 24-Jan

18-Nov

18-Apr

tba

2 -- 1

29-Nov

26-Dec

10-Jan

tba

1 -- 3

07-Feb

06-Apr

5 -- 1

0 -- 1

14-Feb

1 -- 1

28-Mar

06-Dec

15-Nov

0 -- 2

20-Dec

07-Mar

Cirencester Town 21-Feb

1 -- 4

07-Mar

18-Nov

tba

2 -- 1

2 -- 1

13-Dec

0 -- 0

11-Apr

01-Jan

14-Mar

08-Nov

07-Feb

2 -- 1

17-Jan

31-Jan

1 -- 3

20-Dec

04-Apr

0 -- 2

0 -- 5

22-Nov

1 -- 2

Corby Town 18-Apr

10-Jan

26-Dec

07-Feb

1 -- 2

18-Apr

tba

1 -- 2

2 -- 2

1 -- 1

31-Jan

29-Nov

20-Dec

2 -- 0

26-Dec

1 -- 2

21-Feb

24-Jan

Dunstable Town

01-Jan

18-Apr

31-Jan

2 -- 0

24-Jan

06-Dec

20-Dec

07-Mar

28-Mar

06-Apr

06-Dec

10-Jan

15-Nov

2 -- 2

0 -- 0

07-Mar 17-Nov

1 -- 0

tba

19-Nov

14-Feb

28-Mar

6 -- 1

28-Oct

10-Jan

04-Apr

1 -- 5

4 -- 1

21-Feb

2 -- 1

1 -- 0

Dorchester Town

21-Mar 15-Nov

25-Apr

31-Jan

3 -- 0

03-Jan

06-Apr

1 -- 2

06-Dec

1 -- 2

22-Nov

0 -- 0

0 -- 2

0 -- 1

2 -- 2

0 -- 3

28-Feb

04-Apr

15-Nov

2 -- 2

Frome Town 4 -- 2

tba

20-Dec

18-Apr

2 -- 0

7 -- 0

21-Feb

1 -- 1

29-Nov

1 -- 2

28-Mar

28-Feb

21-Mar

11-Apr

15-Nov

01-Jan

3 -- 0

31-Jan

3 -- 1

1 -- 2

4 -- 0

10-Jan

Hereford United 04-Apr

06-Dec

1 -- 0

2 -- 0

26-Dec

0 -- 0

1 -- 2

21-Mar

25-Apr

0 -- 0

22-Nov

13-Dec

3 -- 0

21-Feb

06-Apr

2 -- 1

15-Nov

28-Feb

10-Jan

31-Jan

3 -- 3

1 -- 5

1 -- 1

2 -- 1

Histon 31-Jan

20-Dec

4 -- 0

1 -- 1

22-Nov

2 -- 0

04-Apr

1 -- 0

07-Feb

17-Jan

03-Jan

1 -- 3

28-Feb

01-Jan

06-Dec

08-Nov

2 -- 1

6 -- 0

21-Mar

1 -- 1

14-Mar

18-Apr

Hitchin Town 2 -- 2

3 -- 0

21-Feb

22-Nov

31-Jan

11-Apr

3 -- 0

2 -- 1

tba

20-Dec

04-Apr

21-Mar

2 -- 1

2 -- 0

10-Jan

28-Feb

0 -- 1

01-Jan

13-Dec

15-Nov

2 -- 1

0 -- 3

0 -- 2

Hungerford Town 3 -- 1

2 -- 1

14-Mar

01-Jan

03-Nov

1 -- 0

20-Dec

14-Feb

2 -- 1

0 -- 2

07-Mar

07-Feb

1 -- 0

17-Jan

18-Apr

0 -- 1

06-Dec

08-Nov

2 -- 2

22-Nov

1 -- 0

24-Jan

04-Apr

11-Apr

Paulton Rovers 1 -- 3

10-Jan

18-Nov

0 -- 1

31-Jan

Poole Town

18-Nov

2 -- 0

1 -- 1

08-Nov

07-Feb

1 -- 0

25-Apr

1 -- 0

29-Nov

24-Jan

tba

17-Jan

13-Dec

4 -- 1

03-Jan

1 -- 1

2 -- 2

tba

21-Feb

3 -- 2

24-Jan

0 -- 1

4 -- 5

0 -- 0

06-Dec

14-Feb

07-Mar

26-Dec

14-Mar

06-Apr

20-Dec

tba

04-Apr

18-Apr

14-Mar 22-Nov

28-Feb

1 -- 0

01-Jan

28-Mar

Redditch United 14-Feb

29-Nov

0 -- 3

1 -- 7

17-Jan

1 -- 0

21-Feb

4 -- 0

28-Mar

1 -- 2

08-Nov

2 -- 1

14-Mar

19-Nov

24-Jan

1 -- 2

0 -- 1

03-Jan

11-Apr

13-Dec

07-Mar

01-Jan

25-Apr

Slough Town 3 -- 2

1 -- 2

29-Nov

28-Feb

2 -- 1

2 -- 2

06-Apr

28-Mar

10-Jan

2 -- 2

13-Dec

11-Apr

25-Apr

1 -- 2

21-Mar

21-Feb

26-Dec

3 -- 3

0 -- 2

3 -- 3

31-Jan

tba

1 -- 0

St Neots Town 25-Oct

2 -- 3

04-Apr

2 -- 0

28-Feb

10-Jan

15-Nov

3 -- 4

24-Jan

0 -- 2

25-Apr

01-Jan

11-Apr

1 -- 3

1 -- 1

13-Dec

3 -- 3

21-Mar

14-Feb

2 -- 2

22-Nov

1 -- 1

1 -- 3

Truro City 01-Jan

08-Nov

14-Mar

04-Apr

3 -- 0

1 -- 2

2 -- 0

17-Jan

25-Apr

11-Apr

07-Feb

22-Nov

1 -- 2

1 -- 0

28-Feb

21-Mar

03-Jan

1 -- 1

2 -- 2

3 -- 2

1 -- 3

14-Feb

13-Dec

06-Apr

2 -- 0

17-Jan

1 -- 1

07-Feb

21-Mar

03-Jan

08-Nov

3 -- 0

29-Nov

tba

1 -- 3

26-Dec

13-Dec

0 -- 3

2 -- 3

28-Feb

0 -- 1

22-Nov

25-Apr

tba

11-Apr

14-Mar

Weymouth


THE drama of the FA Cup was in full flow last weekend with 32 teams seeing their dreams come a touch closer as they progressed through the fourth qualifying round. Some needed a replay in midweek and Monday night’s draw means at least six teams are guaranteed to be in the second round. We at The NLP will be hoping there are a few shocks involving NonLeague clubs next weekend, and now we’ve looked back at upsets from the past. Sutton United 2-1 Coventry City, third round, 1989 Conference outfit Sutton United upset all the odds as they beat the Division One side. Coventry had won the famous cup just two seasons earlier but it was the part-timers that progressed into the fourth round, thanks to Tony Rains and Matthew Hanlan. West Brom 2-4 Woking, third round, 1991 A special day for computer operator Tim Buzaglo who managed to score a hat-trick against second division side West Brom. Woking put up a brave fight in the next round but lost 1-0 to Everton, as for West Brom they decided that enough was enough and sacked Brian Talbot a few days later.

Hereford United 2-1 Newcastle United, third round replay, 1972 The fact this game went to a replay was nothing beyond a miracle but it was the Southern League team that progressed in the cup. After a 2-2 draw in the original game, and then three postponements to the replay, and Malcolm Macdonald put the Geordies ahead in the 82nd minute everyone thought it was over. Everyone except Ronnie Radford. Radford scored with just five minutes remaining and then set up Ricky George, who scored an extra time winner for Hereford’s most famous victory. Worcester City 2-1 Liverpool, third round, 1959 Liverpool have been on the receiving end of a number of notable FA Cup defeats over the years, including the 1988 final against Wimbledon and a departure from the fifth round in 2008 at the hands of Barnsley, but their loss to Worcester City has to go down as the biggest surprise. Although it wasn’t a vintage Reds side – they were in Division Two at the time –no one would have expected Southern League outfit

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Worcester City to eliminate them. Havant & Waterlooville 4-2 Swansea City, third round replay, 2008 Swansea City might not have been the Premier League outfit they are today when they crashed out of the Cup to Havant & Waterlooville, but the Swans did go on to top the third tier that season and were still three divisions higher than the Hawks from the Blue Square Bet South. Shaun Gale’s men incredibly went on to lead Liverpool twice at Anfield in the fourth round before the Reds finally ended their proud run with a 5-2 win. Norwich City 0-1 Luton Town, fourth round, 2013 The Hatters became the first Non-League team to knock out a top flight side since Sutton beat Coventry. Scott Rendell’s late strike ensured his name is etched in Luton’s famous history books. Joshua Peck Follow us on twitter: @NonLeguePaper @SamElliott_NLP @Stuhammonds_NLP @MattBadcock_NLP


Opposition in CAPS denotes home fixture. Player name in BOLD CAPS denotes goal scorer.

Date

ATT

COMP

R

Pos

2

3

4

Sat 09 Aug

Opposition Hereford United

568

SLP

2-0

7

Abbey

Spence

Lee

Ford

F

Tue 12 Aug

Chesham United

331

SLP

3-3

5

Abbey

Spence

LEE

Spring

F

Sat 16 Aug

WEYMOUTH

312

SLP

2-0

2

Abbey

Powell

LEE

Bickerstaff

F

Tue 19 Aug

REDDITCH UNITED

310

SLP

0-3

9

Abbey

Powell

Lee

Bickerstaff

Sat 23 Aug

Truro City

503

SLP

3-2

8

Abbey

Spence

LEE

Bickerstaff

Mon 25 Aug

Corby Town

518

SLP

3-1

6

Abbey

Spence

Lee

Bickerstaff

Sat 30 Aug

PAULTON ROVERS

298

SLP

1-1

7

Abbey

Spence

Lee

Bickerstaff

Sat 06 Sep

Biggleswade Town

301

SLP

2-2

6

Abbey

Spence

Wilson

Bickerstaff

Tue 09 Sep

HISTON

401

SLP

4-0

4

Abbey

Spence

Lee

Farrell

Sat 13 Sep

DEREHAM TOWN

312

FAC

1-1

-

Abbey

Spence

Lee

Spring

Sat 20 Sep

Banbury United

281

SLP

1-1

5

Greygoose

Spence

Lee

Farrell

Tue 30 Sep

Arlesey Town

217

SLP

3-1

2

Greygoose

Spence

Bickerstaff

Hilliard

Sat 04 Oct

BURNHAM

282

SLP

3-1

3

Greygoose

York

Lee

Wilson

Mon 06 Oct

Hitchin Town

291

SLP

4-3

2

Greygoose

York

Lee

Wilson

Sat 11 Oct

POOLE TOWN

619

SLP

3-2

2

Bastock

York

Bickerstaff

Wilson

Sat 18 Oct

Cirencester Town

141

SLP

1-1

2

Bastock

York

Bickerstaff

Thorne

Tue 21 Oct

CHESHAM UNITED

233

SLP

2-3

2

Bastock

YORK

Bickerstaff

Thorne

Sat 25 Oct

HEREFORD UNITED

329

SLP

1-0

2

Bastock

York

Bickerstaff

Wilson

Mon 27 Oct

Redditch United

141

SLP

0-2

3

Bastock

York

Lee

Cracknell

Sat 01 Nov

ILKESTON TOWN

330

FAT

2-1

-

Bastock

York

Bickerstaff

Ford

Sat 08 Nov

TRURO CITY

Sat 15 Nov

DARLINGTON FC

SLP FAT

Tue 18 Nov

CAMBRIDGE CITY

SLP

Sat 22 Nov

Bideford

SLP

Sat 29 Nov

SLOUGH TOWN

SLP SLP

Sat 06 Dec

DORCHESTER TOWN

Sat 13 Dec

Chippenham Town

SLP

Sat 20 Dec

FROME TOWN

SLP

Fri 26 Dec

CORBY TOWN

SLP

Thu 01 Jan

Dunstable Town

SLP

Sat 03 Jan

HEREFORD UNITED

SLP

Sat 10 Jan

Paulton Rovers

SLP

Sat 17 Jan

BIGGLESWADE TOWN

SLP

Sat 24 Jan

Histon

SLP

Sat 31 Jan

BANBURY UNITED

SLP

Sat 07 Feb

ARLESEY TOWN

SLP

Sat 14 Feb

Burnham

SLP

Sat 21 Feb

HITCHIN TOWN

SLP

Sat 28 Feb

Poole Town

SLP

Sat 07 Mar

CIRENCESTER TOWN

SLP

Sat 14 Mar

HUNGERFORD TOWN

SLP

Sat 21 Mar

Cambridge City

SLP

Sat 28 Mar

BIDEFORD

SLP

Sat 04 Apr

Slough Town

SLP

Mon 06 Apr

DUNSTABLE TOWN

SLP

Sat 11 Apr

Dorchester Town

SLP

Sat 18 Apr

CHIPPENHAM TOWN

SLP

Sat 25 Apr

Frome Town

SLP

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GA

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Poole Town

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13

2

1

34

11

+23

41

2

Corby Town

17

11

3

3

30

19

+11

36

3

St Neots Town

18

10

5

3

38

26

+12

35

4

Redditch United

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9

3

5

34

21

+13

30

5

Weymouth

13

9

2

2

27

17

+10

29

6

Truro City

19

9

2

8

30

30

0

29

7

Hungerford Town

18

8

4

6

23

14

+9

28

8

Dunstable Town

17

8

4

5

33

26

+7

28

9

Cirencester Town

17

6

7

4

34

19

+15

25

10

Chesham United

16

6

6

4

31

22

+9

24

11

Slough Town

17

6

6

5

30

32

-2

24

12

Hitchin Town

16

7

2

7

24

22

+2

23

13

Chippenham Town

15

6

3

6

21

19

+2

21

14

Cambridge City

18

5

6

7

29

28

+1

21

15

Biggleswade Town

16

5

5

6

21

23

-2

20

16

Hereford United

19

5

5

9

23

30

-7

20

17

Histon

17

5

3

9

19

28

-9

18

18

Paulton Rovers

17

4

5

8

24

27

-3

17

19

Dorchester Town

16

5

2

9

20

26

-6

17

20

Burnham

17

5

2

10

27

36

-9

17

21

Bideford

17

5

2

10

32

47

-15

17

22

Arlesey Town

17

4

4

9

16

31

-15

16

23

Frome Town

15

4

2

9

19

37

-18

14

24

Banbury United

17

3

1

13

15

43

-28

10

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Manager: Gary King Assistant Managers: Liam George & Matt Spring

Manager: Steve Tully Assistant Manager: Wayne Carlisle

Goalkeepers

Goalkeepers

Paul Bastock

Kyle Moore

Jamie Greygoose

Michael Searle

Defenders

Defenders

Josh Bickerstaff

Jake Ash

Ryan Frater

Rob Farkins

Gavin Hoyte (C)

Arran Pugh

Jordan Ivey-Ward

Shane White

Arthur Lee

Chris Long

Max York

Myles James

Midfielders

Midfielders

Ollie Thorne

Les Afful

Dean Cracknell

Ryan Brett

Jay Davies

Cody Cooke

Matt Spring

Craig Duff

Ben Farrell

Dan Green

Lorenzo Ferrari

Jamie Lowery

Ben Ford

Isaac Vassell

Lewis Hilliard

Wayne Carlisle

Edd Adjei

Forwards

Forwards

Barry Hayles

Bruce Wilson

Matt Wright

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The match line up will be displayed on the electronic scoreboard Referee: Nigel Phillips Assistants: Michael Dunkley / George Younger Next Home Game: St Neots Town v Darlington FC F.A Trophy 2nd Round Qualifying / Saturday 15th November / KO 15:00

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