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THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY MAGAZINE £2.00

Southern League Premier Division V

Corby Town Issue 18


08 3 Points / Read the match report from the 3-1 victory against Frome Town last weekend that got Christmas started!

Fe Ne at w ur e!

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Greenies Greetings/ Ho-Ho-Hoping for 3 points today!

The Beautiful Game / Christmas Cheers by Ade Roberts

Owner Mike Kearns

Club Secretary Gary Wilson

Physio Chris Budd

Chairman Mike Kearns

Fixture Secretary Marian Izzard

Managing Director Lee Kearns

Life President John Walker

Functions and Events Coordinator Louise Spark

Director Iain Parr

Team Officials Richard King (Goalkeeping Coach) Youth Liaison & Development Mick Hunt

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St Neots Town TV Editor Adam Ridley Club Merchandise Linda Walters Programme Editor Mark Davies Club Photographer

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A Day In The Life Of... / The legend that is Mick Hunt!

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


INSIDE

Issue 18 V Corby Town Southern League Premier Division

Also Inside 06 Action Replay 13 Mascot Feature 16 The Chairmans’ Views

14 The Greatest Defenders / We continue to count down from 10!

38 From the other side of the fence / Great stories about Brian Clough

20 Read All About It 28 Pull-Out Poster 30 Focus On Youth 36 Away Days 44 MD’s Views 47 Bizarre Football Stories 48 Leagues Review 49 Season 2014/15 Fixtures Matrix 50 The Non-League Paper

24 Todays’ Visitors / A warm welcome to The Steelmen! 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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52 Season 2014/15 Statistics 54 Premier Division League Table 56 Home & Opposition Squads

Introducing David Hutton / New to the Saints, one to watch! 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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BEN LETS FLY!


Wishing you all a great Christmas and thank you for your support throughout 2014

Let’s unlock it! Here’s to a great 2015!

#Comeonyousaints


Boxing Day Here Seven Years Ago UCL PREMIER DIVISION (26/December/2007) St Neots Town

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It was honours even and a point apiece in the Boxing Day battle of the Saints at Rowley Park. On reflection both sides will probably feel that they failed to fulfil their true potential but the pattern of the match was fairly predictable. There was never any lack of effort or commitment but the number of clear chances created by either side was disappointing. St Neots keeper Jon Chatfield had to produce two superb first half saves to keep his side on level terms but visiting custodian Rob Mackney was never seriously tested. If St Ives just shaded the first half they looked second best after the break and towards the end of the match it was the visitors who seemed to be willing the Referee to blow the final whistle. With Jamie Blackwell injured in the warm up St Ives opted to play a 4-5-1 formation with Scott Fielding their sole striker and at times he lacked support when St Neots could have been vulnerable. The visitors looked better from the start and in the first quarter of an hour they created three good chances. Simon Claridge headed over from a Craig Smith free kick and Chatfield then stretched to push away an angled left foot shot by Scott Fielding after good work by Barry Albone. Their best chance came when Max Francis-Johnson, the late replacement for Blackwell,

St Ives Town threaded a great through ball past the last defence and Scott Fielding was clear but Chatfield left his line to parry the shot when a goal looked inevitable. St Neots replied with a good spell but only a Luigi Rocco shot wide of goal threatened and it was against the run of play nine minutes before the break when St Ives went ahead. In the thick of an engrossing midfield battle Graeme Thackray slipped a through ball to find Simon Claridge and he slotted neatly past Chatfield. St Neots hit back with both Barrington Belgrave and Kevin Byrne both unable to finish off promising moves just before the break. St Neots came out looking determined after half time and Dan Newman produced a timely interception to divert a Belgrave volley for a corner. Just before the hour St Neots showed their intent by bringing on substitute Mark Franklin to run at the visiting defence. To achieve this they had to sacrifice Kevin Ashby who had been controlled and solid at the heart of the home defence. The match became more competitive as the second half progressed and there were three bookings but the Referee kept a good control. St Neots had been threatening to score for much of the second period and after 69 minutes the sides were

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level as Belgrave withstood a hefty challenge to free Kevin Byrne and his sweet let foot shot gave Mackney no chance. It was no more than St Neots deserved and from that point on they looked the likelier side to steal the extra two points. Their best chance fell to Byrne after good work by the hard working Danny Marlow but his angle shot passed across the face of goal. With Jon Chatfield now almost a spectator much of the play late in the game was in the St Ives half and St Neots will feel they should have created more openings. Substitute Steve Kuhne managed one shot high over the bar and St Ives survived a scramble in the goalmouth a minute from time to secure their point.

St Neots: Chatfield, Russell, Burrows, Ashby, Dogbe, Marlow, Finch, Fisk, Rocco, Belgrave, Byrne. Subs: Franklin (for Ashby 58 mins), Kuhne (for Fisk 75 mins), Francis (for Rocco 81 mins), Cole and Parr. Man of the match: Mark Burrows


CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY!

THE BIG DRUM!


ST NEOTS TOWN 3 FROME TOWN 1 20:12:2014 / Southern Premier Division / Att 307 / Referee: Ian Corner (Stevenage) In a very forgettable few days running up to this match St Neots lost Manager Gary King on resignation from his post after thirteen months, Club skipper Gavin Hoyte on transfer to Biggleswade Town after 115 appearances and almost certainly the six league points gained from their two victories over doomed Hereford United. Against that backdrop and with the naming of a replacement Manager still awaited the side showed commendable character and determination to overcome a spirited visiting Frome Town. However the visitors were guilty of contributing to their own downfall when they had midfielder Brandon Munday sent off in the first half and then to add to their problems a second half accidental injury hospitalised their goalkeeper Darren Chitty. With injuries to Bruce Wilson and Dave Deeney there were recalls for Ryan Frater and Lewis Hilliard and there was a very welcome return at left back for Theo Davis after injury had kept him out for more than three years. Although the team never looked like making the most of their numerical superiority in the second half they gave a good overall performance as a unit and the new Manager has an experienced squad with which to work in the coming months. The first real attack after six minutes saw a well placed free kick by Matt Spring rebound from the foot of a post and from the resultant corner Tom Ward headed firmly wide. St Neots were looking the more positive and were rewarded after

thirteen minutes when a long cross from Lewis Hilliard picked out David Hutton wide on the left and he went both inside and outside his marker before unleashing a low left foot shot inside the far post to open the scoring. Four minutes later the first attempt on goal by the visitors would have produced an equaliser but for an acrobatic push over the bar by Paul Bastock from an Aaron Rodriguez volley from 30 yards. Hutton continued to torment the Frome defence down the left flank and he almost repeated his goal with a second low shot after good work by Ben Mackey but the ball passed just the wrong side of a post. Frome were creating little but they did win a free kick in a central position blocked by the defensive wall. Mackey and Drew Roberts were looking lively up front but the visiting defence held firm until four minutes before the break when Roberts took a return pass from the hardworking Dean Cracknell to curl a shot around the despairing dive of Darren Chitty to extend the lead to 2-0. Two minutes later a rather cynical late tackle by Brandon Munday on Lewis Hilliard earned the Frome midfielder a straight red card. That should have signalled a comfortable second half for the home side but Frome

had other ideas. Making light of their imbalance the visitors took the game to St Neots who had lost the injured Matt Spring a half time with Jay Davies substituting. Then five minutes after the restart a totally accidental collision between Chitty and Mackey left the keeper prone with a deep gash on his thigh. After several minutes on the pitch treatment he was stretchered off with outfielder Ricky Hulbert taking over in goal. The replacement keeper twice denied Mackey with useful saves and then after 64 minutes Frome broke forward for Lewis Haldane to pull a goal back with an angled shot that went in off the crossbar giving Paul Bastock no chance. For a few minutes St Neots looked stunned but once Max York had headed home a Hutton cross after 72 minutes they were back to keeping possession and creating openings with Hilliard, Mackey and Hutton all close to extending the lead. However Frome refused to capitulate and the St Neots defence had to be on their toes to repel good efforts by Haldane and Ben Thomson. Next is a visit from joint league leaders Corby Town on Boxing Day. John Walker

St Neots Town

Frome Town

Bastock, York, Davis, Cracknell, Frater (R), Ward, Hilliard, Spring, Mackey, Roberts, Hutton Subs: Davies (for Spring 46), Plowright (for Davis 65), Frater (N) (for Mackey 83), Ferrari and Ford. Cards: Spring (Y – 40), Hilliard (Y – 63) Goals: Hutton (13 mins), Roberts (41 mins), York (72 mins)

Chitty, Miller, Cooper, Baggridge, Vallis, Munday, Brown, Hulbert, Haldane, Thomson, Rodriguez Subs: Bonella (for Chitty 55), Hall (for Brown 83), Simpson (for Rodriguez 83). Cards: Munday (RED – 43), Vallis (Y – 49), Cooper (Y – 79) Goals: Haldane (64 mins)

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WELCOME BACK THEO


DREW AND CRACKERS CELEBRATE


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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WORLD’S BEST DEFENDERS 06. DANTE (BAYERN MUNICH) One of many players on this list who also have experience at full-back, Dante’s rise to prominence has been rapid over recent Bundesliga seasons— now used almost exclusively at centre-back. A giant figure at the heart of the defensive line, Dante’s arrival at Bayern from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer was one of the major factors behind their treble-winning season. Bayern won the league title at a canter, with a remarkable record of just 18 goals conceded over the course of the campaign. His experience on the left side of defence means that he has been well suited to Bayern’s possession-based style of play, and that should continue to be the case under the incoming Pep Guardiola. Another top season for Bayern and Dante could easily challenge David Luiz and Thiago Silva’s first-team place for Brazil.

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Defenders never really get the recognition they deserve we take a look at the 10 best defenders in the game today.

05. SERGIO RAMOS (REAL MADRID) Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos has long been heralded as one of the best in his position anywhere in the world and, despite being just 27, has over 100 caps for his country. As a young player, while his talent shone through, he was often impetuous and picked up an extraordinary number of cards for overstepping the mark. While that side of his game still exists, there is no doubt his disciplinary record has improved a fair amount. When not getting himself into trouble, Ramos is exceptional. He is strong and fast, thrives in oneon-one battles with opponents and, if needed, can be a threat in attacking areas. Another who has played large chunks of his career at full-back, the length of time he has spent as first choice at Real Madrid says much of his quality and standing within the game.

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THE CHAIRMANS’ VIEWS

BIG DECISIONS Welcome to the Officials, Players and supporters of Corby Town FC for todays Boxing Day fixture. It’s been a very stressful time for myself over the last month or so, getting married In Antigua (that was a delight and not stressful) coming back and moving house, having builders all over the place and then having the resignation of my good friend Gary King. Identifying the type of First team manager the club needs is not an easy task and as I have mentioned before we really do have to try and get it right. Unfortunately not many get it right for the long term and many managers only stay / last for a couple of seasons mainly because they find a club who at the time are more ambitious and will be willing to heavily finance that manager. Well we have an open book as far as budget is concerned and being just 2 points off the top of the table shows that we are in a very good position with 20 games to go. I have been inundated with phone calls, e-mails and text messages from managers who are asking to be considered for the position even though I have not even advertised the vacancy. The choice is very wide and I just cannot believe the number of applicants who are what I thought were in very good jobs at the moment. In fact of the 30 or so I have received at the moment I would say 90% are managing at another club, some of those clubs are doing very well in their leagues. So what is the big attraction of St Neots Town FC, I know we have

just about the best facilities there are and I would like to think that we are a very friendly club with great supporters and try to run our business the best way we can. I know that we are very professional and do things the right way, our marketing is second to none, our website is the best in football and our match day programme is on par with even some Premier League match day magazines. So yes we have all that but that really costs very little and being professional really does cost nothing, so what is the big attraction its not being 2nd in the league as the same thing happened when we were down the bottom of the division? Having taken a deep breath and really thought about it the answer is that most outsiders think that we are the “Manchester City” of non league football unfortunately so do most of the applicants for the position of First Team manager they want to come in have an easy time and spend all of the money we certainly do not have. So I have a real problem in selecting the right candidate. I must say that last week I had been talking to one particular experienced manager of whom I believe would be ideal for the job. The possible problem was that at no time was the development of the wonderful Academy or youth side of the club mentioned or discussed. This has been playing on my mind and I had my doubts if the route I was thinking was the right way.

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So to that end I decided to stand back, not rush and do the best I can for the club as a whole and seek that special manager that would fit the bill as they say. It is not easy with the Christmas period upon us and having another 2 very important games coming up, and introducing a new manager over that period would really be like throwing someone in the lion’s den. So the search continues and we will just have to get on with it until I hopefully find the manager the club really needs, he is out there somewhere and I will find him. So onto todays match against a very good and in form Corby team who will be looking for revenge of the defeat we installed on them earlier in the season. A great match in prospect and I’m sure that we will give it all we have to come out of the game with all 3 points. Lastly I on behalf of myself and the club I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and very prosperous new year, there are many people suffering in this world of ours and sometimes we should all appreciate how lucky we all are to be living in this great country of ours, and being able to enjoy life with our families. ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL Mike


A DAY IN THE LIFE OF...

MICK HUNT I first found this wonderful club 10 years ago when my son Ryan played in goal for the Saints and I’ve been here ever since. My first real involvement was with the U18s with Martin Field and Dave Samal managing the team I took on the title of youth development officer, a role that saw me overseeing all aspects of developing a progressive youth system. I am very pleased with the progress of the U18 squad over the last 9 years as they have won the Hunts County FA youth cup three times, been runners up twice and have finished no lower than third in the competitive Thurlow Nunn youth league. Many fine young players have come through our u18 teams including James and Jonny Hall, Declan Rogers, Nathan Field, Dion Sembie Ferris , Niall Conroy and Kaine Felix. I still go along to U18 matches when possible but I’m pleased that Iain Parr is now taking things on a level. I can be found most home games at the players entrance carrying out my meet and greet duties, I am responsible for welcoming players and officials into the club with a friendly smile and a handshake and showing the people who try to get in for free because they are friends of a friend etc where the box office is situated (all with a smile of course) I am also the official kit man, a position I take very seriously, preseason I put all the badges, numbers and sponsors logo’s on kit and hand each player their kit after they have signed for it of course.. I usually arrive at the club about 11am for a home match, first duty is to hang shirts around changing room along with shorts and socks,

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then it’s the warm up tee shirts and sub suits I check back a couple of times because after all if there is a sock short or a pair of shorts missing then I’m to blame. Next job is to make sure drinks bottles are clean and filled with fresh water then check that all the sub boards are in the correct order in the bag. Next its making sure that the warm up balls are inflated and bagged up along with the required discs and bibs. Next job is to secure four match balls (league rules) for the match referee’s inspection and a few spare balls strategically placed ready to replace any match balls that get kicked out of the ground. By now its usually 1215 and time to grab a quick cuppa whist liaising with Louise as to who the match day mascots are and who their favourite player is so I can get their programme signed ready for them. Only 30 mins before the players are due to arrive and I check that the tea, coffee, sugar, milk and squash supplies are replenished ready for Maz. Last job is to make sure Gary’s white boards and pens are at the ready and that their office is clean and tidy for their arrival. Then its back to the player’s entrance ready to welcome players and guests. The next hour flies by as players and officials arrive and I deal with requests from players who have forgotten part of their kit etc. I also keep several rolls of tape in my pocket for socks. Its a job I love as you build up an affinity with players and earn their respect. As kick off time approaches I make sure nothing

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gets left behind in the changing room (drinks bottles, sub shirts etc) and then its nip in front of the players to get to the dug out to keep that in order, holding up sub boards, making sure players that come off have something warm to put on and the players going on has the right number shirt on his back. Last job of the day after the final whistle, collect kit and put kit in washing machine, shut off floodlights shut lights off in changing room lock up players end of club and home to put my feet up and read the day’s programme. Away games are no different apart from making sure everything is packed in crates and ready to put on the coach, and vice versa when we get back to club. I also receive a message from Gary on the morning of an away match as to where players are joining the coach to make sure the coach stops for them. I have so far served under 11 managers and would pick out Stefan Moore, Shane Tolley, Ben Mackey and Drew Roberts as the most exciting players Ive seen with Jon Chatfield (keeper) as my favourite player during the last 10 seasons. A special mention to Mike, Lee, Iain, Louise, Mike Green, Charlie Green, Gary, Maz and Gary Wilson, a great team to be part of, and to all our wonderful fans who I have become friends with so many, I love chatting to you all, like I said it’s as wonderful club. Mick


I HAVE SO FAR SERVED UNDER 11 MANAGERS AND WOULD PICK OUT STEFAN MOORE, SHANE TOLLEY, BEN MACKEY AND DREW ROBERTS AS THE MOST EXCITING PLAYERS IVE SEEN WITH JON CHATFIELD (KEEPER) AS MY FAVOURITE PLAYER DURING THE LAST 10 SEASONS.


READ ALL ABOUT IT We take a look at what other non-league clubs are doing that’s making the news this week. ARLESEY TOWN Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division club Arlesey Town have announced the appointment of Nick Ironton as first-team manager. Ironton`s first game in charge back at the club for a second time, will be at Burnham tomorrow night. Speaking about the appointment, chairman Manny Cohen said: “Nick comes to us with a wealth of experience, not only in nonLeague football but with Arlesey Town itself. “He was previously a successful manager at Arlesey, securing promotion and successful cup runs – so we’re delighted he’s agreed to come back to us. “He will be joined by an ex-Arlesey player Dave Kitson, who went on to play at the highest level with Reading,

Sheffield United, Portsmouth and in the Premiership with Stoke City. Kiston, 34, announced his retirement from the full-time game at the end of last season after making more than 450 League appearances, scoring 130 goals. “Nick`s return comes at a critical time for the club, not only due to our league position, but also our wider plans for the club’s future. I am confident that Nick and PAGE 20 /

his management team have the experience to take the team forward again, and will be instrumental as the whole club unites together to write the next chapter in the club’s history.” Ironton has been at various clubs in the past, including Boreham Wood, Hemel Hempstead Town and more recently Ware FC after a glittering non-League playing career in which he gained huge success with Enfield and was a regular in the England semi-professional international team. TRURO CITY Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division club Truro City have confirmed the re-signing of Ben Gerring from league rivals Bideford. Gerring made a successful return to Truro colours, helping the White Tigers to a 3-2 win at Arlesey Town on Saturday. Gerring originally signed for Truro from Cambridge City midway through the 2012/13 season. He had moved to Cambridge in October 2012 after leaving rivals Kettering Town and then had a short spell with Taunton Town before signing for then Conference South outfit Truro, making fifteen appearances for the White Tigers.

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Earlier in his career Gerring, 23, was with Weymouth and also played for both Plymouth Argyle and Forest Green Rovers. He left Treyew Road at the end of the Conference South 2012/13 season when Lee Hodges was manager. HEREFORD UNITED Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division club Hereford United has been wound up by a High Court judge. The winding-up petition was brought by HM Revenue & Customs, which is thought to be owed £116,000. Owner Andy Lonsdale had promised to invest £1m in the club, which was expelled from the Football Conference in June after failing to pay creditors. But he was late to court and the judge was not satisfied there were sufficient funds. Lonsdale’s barristers said they had a statement that the money was in the bank but Mr Lonsdale said he was stuck in traffic and could not get to the court in time. It was the tenth time he had been ordered to appear at the High Court in London The winding-up order was issued moments after he was due, at just after 4:30pm. Herefordshire Council said: “As Hereford United Football Club (1939) Limited is in the process of being wound up and a liquidator will be appointed, this action triggers the council’s right as landlord to


forfeit the leases. “The council will now pursue this and seek to gain formal repossession of all three sites leased to the club. “Once the ground has been secured, the council will consider the appropriate process for procuring a new tenant to ensure the continuation of football.”

AFC SUDBURY

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD

WEYMOUTH Vanarama Conference South club Weston-super-Mare have announced the departure of Alec Fiddes to Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division side Weymouth. Fiddes joined the Seagulls just over a year ago, having spent the previous year playing for Lleida Esportiv in the Spanish second division.

Prior to that he represented England Independent Schools FA under-18s where he was leading goalscorer. He has also had trials for various Premier League clubs. Weston`s director of football Ryan Northmore said: “Alec has agreed to join Weymouth. He has given his all for the club over the past few seasons and has been a pleasure to work with. We thank Alec for his efforts.”

recently, and I have a duty of care to ensure we don’t run them into the ground’. “We still have half a season to play and lots of points to try and win, so want to be as fresh and competitive as we can for as long as we can.”

David Batch (pictured), manager of Ryman League Division One North club AFC Sudbury, has announced the loan signings of Ayrton Bevins and George Doyle from Sky Bet League Two side Cambridge United. Bevins, who previously spent two years at Rotherham United, is a quick forward who was on loan with Ryman Premier side Bury Town at the start of the season, but that was cut short after a broken hand injury sustained in a game. Doyle is a cultured centre midfielder who is currently the top scorer for the U’s under-21 development squad. Batch said: “Firstly thanks again to Mark Bonner and Jez George at Cambridge United for making this happen’. “With Sam Clarke suspended for three matches and Kris Newby still recovering from a hamstring strain I wanted to make sure we had enough competition and freshness in the squad over a busy next month’. “Our players have been putting in mammoth efforts on an almost weekly basis against teams from as high as three leagues above

Vanarama Conference South club Hemel Hempstead Town have signed winger Kynan Isaac on a month`s loan from Sky Bet League Two side Luton Town. Winger Isaac, joined the Hatters in the summer from Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division side Banbury United. He was sent out on loan to another of his former clubs, Conference North side Oxford City, in October and returned to Kenilworth Road last week. Isaac, 21, who is highly-rated by Luton boss John Still, began his career at Reading and previously helped Oxford City to promotion.

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THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

CHRISTMAS CHEERS You really can’t beat it can you? I’m talking about a home game over the Christmas / New Year festive period. Some clubs are lucky enough to be given a home tie on Boxing day and over the New Year, what more could you ask for as a Christmas bonus? Obviously, the result can either make or break your Christmas. If we win, it rounds off the festive season very nicely. On the flip-side of that, if we lose, it stuffs up your Christmas completely! Almost everyone in football says that looking at the table at Christmas is a good gauge of how the season will pan out. Of course there’s the January transfer window to look forward to but a lot view the Christmas period as a key time in the season, the half-way mark, to look at how the season has been and what needs to be done to build on the current league position. Christmas is also the time when the treatment room begins to fill up and the squad becomes depleted by injuries. What’s even better at Christmas is that the fixture-crunching ‘machine’ is apparently programmed to dishout a fixture that prevents a club from having to travel too far for the fixture. If you’re really lucky, you’ll be given a game against your local rivals and end up with a local derby over the yuletide – could Christmas really get any better? Imagine it, time off work, great food, great gifts, family and friends getting together, great TV [????], a home game over Christmas, victory over the neighbouring club – MERRY CHRISTMAS Indeed!! The biggest problem with Christmas fixtures, less so nowadays than in the past has been the weather and the much anticipated Chrimbo game being postponed – Bah, Humbug, you just don’t need it do you? These days though, we rarely see snow on Christmas day as all the Christmas cards traditionally depict. It’s a fact

that fewer games are called off as a consequence of bad weather over Christmas, something to do with a Global warning or something like that, so they say. Can you believe they used to have fixtures on Christmas day itself? Yeah it’s true! In Scotland, back in December 1976 the last scheduled round of league fixtures took place. However,

because of the players’ reluctance to play [I wonder why?] and also the poor weather the fixtures were shifted to Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Here in England it seems the clubs and players ‘wised-up’ a lot sooner than those in Scotland as the last games played on Christmas Day in England were way back in 1959, when Blackburn beat Blackpool 1-0 at home in the old First division and Coventry beat Wrexham 5-3 in the Third division. Of course the most famous game to take place on Christmas day [ as depicted by the Sainsbury’s Xmas Advert this year] was that historical game between the British and German soldiers

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played in Armentieres in France during the truce of the First World War. Prior to the football taking place the soldiers sang Christmas carols in the trenches of the battlefield before leaving the trenches to play a match in sub-zero temperatures in no-man’s land. It’s remarkable that on Christmas Eve and days, weeks and months prior to this, these same fellas were shooting at, and trying to kill each other. They were probably exhausted, cold and hungry, but then a simple, yet beautiful game of football can change everything so drastically! If you’re reading this, then today’s game will go ahead as scheduled, unless there’s a blizzard and the ref calls it off 10 minutes before kick-off. Had it not gone ahead there was always the possibility of us doing something completely different on the pitch for the 90 minutes? That’s exactly what Halifax Town FC did back in the 1962/63 season. The weather was so bad and it was the coldest winter since 1740. Most of Britain was snow covered from Boxing Day right through to March and hardly any football was being played! Halifax Towns enterprising idea was to use their ‘Shay’ ground as an ice rink and opened it up to the public for ice skating. Sadly, although the club gained a small revenue from the 100’s of people using the ‘rink’, they were still relegated to the old Fourth division. You can’t blame them for trying though can you? Here’s hoping for a great early Christmas prezzie today in the form of Three ‘festive’ points and a push up that league table. Let’s hear your Christmas Cheer until the final whistle. Ade


TODAY’S VISITORS

CORBY TOWN

Corby are mounting a determined effort this season to regain their step three status after a disappointing campaign last season. Today we offer a festive welcome to our visitors Corby Town for our next engagement in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division. Currently third in the league table just three points adrift of leaders Poole Town our visitors had a very important date last Saturday (result not known when these notes were penned) when the leaders were at Corby for a league meeting. Regardless of the outcome of that match Corby have clearly set down a marker this season as one of the front runners for promotion and after their disappointing season last time around when they finished eleventh in the final table they look strong and determined. Our two sides met at Steel Park earlier this season on 25th August when our lads ran out 3-1 victors thanks to a brace from Drew Roberts and a clinching third goal from Lorenzo Ferrari and that was some recompense for two

defeats suffered at the hands of the Steelmen last season. Corby have also progressed to the Fourth Round of the Red Insure Cup for ten days ago they defeated Royston (who beat us earlier in the competition) and they now await the draw for the next round and of course we wish them well. Corby are seasoned travellers placed geographically in the middle of the Country as far as football is concerned because when they were last promoted from Step Three they found themselves in the Conference North in 2009 but after four seasons they were relegated on the final day of the season and found themselves back in the southern half of the football pyramid. Supporters with a long memory may remember Corby’s last visit to St Neots at Shortsands in 1976. It was for a Second Qualifying Round FA

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Cup match when our lads won 3-0 with two goals from Tony Hall and the third from Steve Young. CLUB HISTORY During the 1930s Corby was represented in the United Counties League by steelworks side Stewarts & Lloyds. But by the 1948 it was decided that the expanding town could support an independent football club and Corby Town was formed. Their nickname of the Steelmen derives from the link with Stewarts & Lloyds. Corby Town played their first game in August 1948 at Occupation Road, which was to be their home until 1985. They won the United Counties League championship in both 1950–51 and 1951–52, and these successes prompted a step up the Midland Football League in 1952. The Steelmen spent five seasons in the Midland League before switching to the Southern League. They were

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Year founded: 1948 Nickname: The Steelmen Chairman: Kevin Ingram

Website: www.corbytownfc.co.uk Stadium: Steel Park Capacity: 3,893 (577 seated)

Previous Meetings: 2013/14 St Neots 0-3 Corby 2014/15 Corby 1-3 St Neots

promoted to the League’s top division in 1965 and making several applications for Football League membership without success.Corby were relegated from the Premier Division in 1968 and remained in various forms of Division One until league re-organisation in 1982 saw them placed in the new-look Premier Division. The Steelmen were relegated again in 1990 – by which time they had moved to a new home at the multi-purpose Rockingham Triangle sports complex and for the remainder of the 90s the club struggled to stay in the Southern League.Since 2002, however, the club’s fortunes have turned around, culminating in a return to the Southern League Premier Division in 2006. Following a tough year back in the Premier Division the club was saved from relegation by Farnborough Town’s demise from the Conference South. 2007–08 looked really positive for The Steelmen,

however the side assembled by Kevin Wilson vastly underachieved and following his sacking by the club and an influx of new players by new manager Graham Drury, The Steelmen avoided relegation with just one week of the season remaining. Following a number of new signings and complete team restructuring the Steelmen, promotion to the Conference North was achieved on 25 April 2009, at the Rockingham Triangle in front of a strong crowd of 1,990. The record gate at the Triangle was set in a pre-season game with Rangers with 2,300 supporters present. The record at Occupation Road was 10,239 against Peterborough United. In May 2012, manager Graham Drury left the club, after the board decided not to offer him a new contract. He was replaced by former Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson a few weeks later. However after five straight defeats at the start of

the 2012-13 season Ian Sampson resigned as manager and former QPR and Peterborough United defender Chris Plummer took charge. However, after four seasons in the Conference North, they were relegated on the final day of the season. Just two games into the 2013/14 season Chris Plummer resigned as manager of Corby Town, following defeats to Hemel Hempstead Town (6-0) and Burnham (3-0). Plummer’s assistant Mark Peters was placed in interim charge of the first team on August 21, 2013. Despite Peters steadying the ship with 3 wins and a draw from his 5 games in charge on the 9th September Chairman Kevin Ingram made the surprise announcement that a managerial duo, Andrew Wilson and Tommy Wright, would take charge of the Steelmen. They made a dream start to life at Steel Park with a 3-0 home win over Barwell in the FA Cup.

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WHO’S WHO

THE STEELMEN

PAUL WALKER

ELLIOT CHAMBERLAIN

Paul Walker: Walker signed for Corby Town in the summer of 2012 from Northampton Town. The Cobblers academy product had a spell on loan at Brackley Town during their promotion winning season. During 2012/13. Walker was an ever present for the Steelmen and his impressive performances earned him a place in Paul Fairclough’s provisional England C international squad. Sam Donkin: Donkin joined the Steelmen in October 2014 and made his full debut in the 1-0 Red Insure Cup victory against Kettering Town. The talented young goalkeeper arrived at Steel Park following a spell at St Neots Town. David Clarke: David Clarke is the club’s assistant manager, who joined the club as a goalkeeping coach in September 2013. As a player Clarke has represented both Stoke City and Leicester City at both academy and reserve level, before having trials at Crawley Town and Apoel Nicossia in Cyprus. He has made over 400 appearances in non-league with Hinckley United, Bedworth United, Corby Town, Gresley Rovers, Tamworth, Rugby Town, Belper Town, Rushall Olympic and Mickleover Sports. Paul Malone: Paul Malone has been a first team regular since joining from Stamford in April 2011 for an undisclosed fee. He was a product of the Corby Town youth system and captained the Under 18’s before making his step up to senior football with Corby S&L, before moving on to

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Stamford. In May 2012 Malone was named as Corby Town captain by Ian Sampson, having established himself as a first team regular. He also earned a trial at Birmingham City. He was again a key figure for the club during the 2013/14 season, until his contract was cancelled by mutual consent in March 2014. He went on to re-join Stamford in the Northern Premier Division, before returning to Steel Park in May 2014 on a new one year contract as club captain. Edi Appleton: 28-year-old central defender Appleton joined Corby Town in May 2014, after captaining Oadby Town’s title winning side in 2013/14. He represented both Notts County and West Brom at youth and reserve level, before moving to Thailand to play for Samut Prakarn. Appleton also counts Hyde and Hinckley amongst his former clubs. Jamie Anton: Central defender Anton joined the Steelmen in September 2014, having been released by Barclays Premier League side Leicester City during the summer. Jamie joined the Foxes as a 10-yearold and signed professional terms in June 2013 after completing a two-year apprenticeship at the club. He was the inspirational captain of their Under 18 side that reached the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup in 2012/13, won the league with Steve Beaglehole’s Under 21’s and also played a key role in the team’s triumph in the Hong Kong Citibank Sevens tournament. He made his Corby Town debut in a 4-1 victory over Paulton Rovers and netted his first goal for the club in the 4-0 victory

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over local rivals Kettering Town. Kalern Thomas: Thomas is a young right back who had spells with Walsall and Quorn before joining Loughborough Dynamo. He arrived at Corby Town in September 2013 and established himself as a first choice regular during his debut season with the club. Connor Kennedy: Connor represented Northamptonshire Schoolboys whilst a pupil at Corby’s Kingswood School. He had spells with Rushden & Diamonds, Kettering Town and Thrapston Town and had trials at Derby County and Cambridge United. A 5’ 11” tall defender, he joined the CV Reds Academy in 2013 and played for Desborough Town in the United Counties League in 2013/14. Connor signed for Corby Town in March, 2014 and made his Calor League Premier Division debut at right back in a 3-0 home defeat by Poole Town at the age of 16. Eric Yeboah: Yeboah is a tall, strong and commanding central defender. The 17-year old joined the Steelmen in the summer of 2014. Curtis Hartley: 17-year-old Hartley made the step up from the Corby Town Under 18’s in the summer of 2014. Curtis is a promising right back with lots of pace and a great work rate. Elliot Bentley: 17-year-old Elliot Bentley is another youth team player who has made the step up into the first team during 2014/15. The talented left-back has impressed during his first team appearances so far and made his full debut against Kettering Town,

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Elliott Chamberlain (Striker) Bermuda-born Chamberlain joined the Steelmen in October 2014. Elliott has played internationally for Wales at Under 17, Under 19 and Under 21 levels. A product of the Leicester City academy, the pacey winger has starred for AFC Telford United, Stockport County and played in the Football League with Exeter City, before joining Gloucester City.

SHANE BRYNE

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during the 4-0 victory in the Northants Hillier Cup. Cleveland Taylor: Cleveland Taylor is a former Jamaica Under 20’s and Under 23’s international, who joined the Steelmen from Harrogate Town. Having started his career with Bolton Wanderers, Taylor made over 170 appearances for Scunthorpe United. The experienced midfielder also counts Exeter, Scarborough, Carlisle United, Brentford, Burton Albion, Grimsby and St Johnstone amongst his former clubs. Ben Milnes: Ben Milnes arrived at Steel Park in July 2014 from Boston United. Milnes started his career at Leicester City, but joined Conference North side Boston in July 2011. He established himself as a first team regular during his three year spell with the Pilgrims. Shane Byrne: Shane Byrne joined Corby Town in August 2014 from Bray Wanderers. The former Republic of Ireland U17 and U19 international started his career at Dublin, before being signed by Leicester City. He was part of the Foxes youth team that reached the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup during 2010/11 before heading out on loan to Bury, where he suffered a serious injury. The talented central midfield player made his Corby Town debut in a pre-season friendly victory over Nottingham Forest XI, however was made to wait for international clearance before his maiden competitive outing against Cirencester Town.

WILSON CARVALHO

Wilson Carvalho: Former Port Vale winger Wilson Carvalho has put pen to paper on a 12-month contract at Corby Town. Carvalho started his youth career at Fulham, before having a spell at Stevenage. He joined the Nike Academy and impressed whilst on trial with Birmingham City during the summer of 2013, before signing a contract at Port Vale. The pacy winger is no stranger to the Southern League Premier Division, having completed a month’s loan spell at last season’s champions Hemel Hempstead Town, netting 4 goals in 6 appearances for the Tudors. He also spent a month on loan at Steel Park during 2013/14. Liam McInally: Local midfielder Liam McInally joined Corby Town in September 2014, after originally featuring against AFC Rushden and Diamonds during pre-season. 25-year-old Liam’s football career has so far spanned across four different countries having represented Rothwell Town in England, Ottawa Fury in Canada, Northwood University in USA and Douglas United in Australia. Jordon Crawford: 17-year-old Jordon is a product of the club’s Under 18 side and made the step up to the first team squad at the start of the 2014/15 season. The youngster, who has starred for the Under 18’s so far this term, has been a regular in Tommy Wright’s first team squad and made his full debut in the 4-0 victory against Kettering Town in the NFA Hillier Cup. Harry May: Young midfielder May broke into the Corby Town first team during the 2013/14 season. He has also impressed Tommy Wright with

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some eye-catching displays during pre-season. Spencer Weir-Daley: Former Boston United striker Spencer Weir-Daley put pen to paper on a one-year deal at Corby Town in June 2014, following the expiration of his contract at York Street. Weir-Daley made 176 appearances for the Pilgrims, scoring 66 goals and winning four trophies since initially joining them back in 2009. A product of the Nottingham Forest academy Weir-Daley made 11 first team appearances for the Reds, scoring twice. He also enjoyed loan spells at Macclesfield Town, Lincoln City and Bradford City during his time with the City Ground club. Since his release from Forest; Weir Daley has also represented Notts County, Ilkeston Town and AFC Telford. Greg Mills: Mills joined Corby Town in January 2014 from Barrow, following a successful loan spell with the club. The former Derby County academy striker ended the 2014/15 season as the club’s top goal scorer with 11 goals. Greg has also played for AFC Telford United, Macclesfield, Solihull Moors, Worcester City and Boston United. Tommy Wright: Former Leicester City striker Tommy Wright arrived at Steel Park in 2013, as player-manager and was named as sole manager in the summer of 2014. He started his career at Leicester, however has also played for Darlington, Barnsley, Darlington, Aberdeen, Grimsby, Kidderminster, Forest Green Rovers, Tamworth and Harrogate Town.

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HUTTON WITH THE FIRST


Focus on Youth... St Neots Town U18’s St Neots moved further ahead at the top of the table with a comprehensive victory over third in the table March Town.

MARCH TOWN U18 0 : ST NEOTS TOWN U18 4 Thurlow Nunn Youth West Division Unbeaten at home since September March are one of the higher scorers in the Division but on this occasion they made little impact on a St Neots defence that seldom looked like conceding with goalkeeper Evan Jeckells having a very comfortable match with hardly a serious save to make. The longer the game progressed the stronger St Neots became and the home side will have been relieved to hear the final whistle. The pattern was set in the first twenty minutes with St Neots well on top exerting early pressure on the home defence and winning three corners but producing little in the way of clear chances. Ebey Marango had an early header cleared off the line by Dale Richardson and the same St Neots player had

a low shot pushed away at full stretch by home keeper Jacob Birt. St Neots increased the pressure after half an hour sending on three substitutes and with Marango and Claudio Ofosu marauding down the flanks with pace further chances were created. Zac Rudman and Ofosu both sent chances over the bar and Marango had a well directed header from a Jordan Stewart cross well saved by Birt. The second half saw a similar pattern of play but with much more positive results. After 52 minutes St Neots took the lead as a delightful through pass from Charlie Lewis freed up Chris Lewis and he showed neat footwork to go around the goalkeeper to score.

This gave the visitors the confidence they had been lacking and seventeen minutes later Chris Lewis was the provider as he set up the speedy Claudio Ofosu for a well deserved second goal. Substitute Lewis Davis was denied a third goal as Birt produced the save of the match after 75 minutes but two minutes later Ebey Marango produced a crisp finish to a Chris Lewis cross to make it 3-0. Davis then saw a shot rebound from a post but in the final minute of the game an Owen Coleman corner was turned into his own net by the despondent Birt. John Walker

St Neots Town U18

Jeckells, Ball, Whittle, Stewart, Saywell, Mattin, Marango, Coleman, Chris Lewis, Nkala, Ofosu Subs used: Loader, Rudman, Clark, Davis and Charlie Lewis. Cards: Whittle (Y – 26) Goals (St Neots): Chris Lewis, Ofosu, Marango and OG.

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GREENIES GREETINGS

SEASON’S GREETINGS AND A WARM WELCOME Good Afternoon and a Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to Rowley Park – The Cozy Stadium, for today’s Evostik League Southern Premier Division festive offering. Today we offer seasonal greetings and a warm welcome to the players, officials and of course the supporters of Corby Town Football Club and we hope you all enjoy your Boxing Day visit to our home and the two teams put on an entertaining game for us all. Firstly, I’d like just like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and home you all had a fantastic day yesterday and received everything you asked Santa for and are looking forward to what should be an absolute cracker today with our visitors beating the league leaders Poole Town as they were prior to kick off, courtesy of a very late winner and they will no doubt be looking to avenge our three – one victory over at Steel Park earlier in the campaign.

catastrophic but when you look at the other teams who are affected too, we would sit around seventh place with a game in hand over a few teams but only maybe two points off the playoff positions. Not the end of the world by all means and quite recoverable should the inevitable finally happen. As I write these notes, we are obviously awaiting an appointment of a new manager and I would just like to say well done to Chairman Mike Kearns, his son Jamie and to long serving Club official Mick Hunt in the way they prepared the team for saturday’s victory and conducted proceedings during the

Saturday saw us record a fairly comfortable home victory over Frome Town to cap a week to forget for the Club as a whole, with Manager Gary King resigning due to personal reasons at the beginning of the week and then Club Captain Gavin Hoyte departing to BiggleswadeTown and Hereford United being wound up in the High Court on Friday. It looks likely that we may well lose six points we had won during our two games with the Bulls and at first glance, this seems

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afternoon. Saturday also saw us hold an open training session for prospective scholars/apprentices for next September and we were cheered by a fantastic turnout of over 25 lads all looking to join our ranks. Iain Parr was very complimentary about the level of ability and character of the group present so it looks very positive even at this very early stage. Our Under 18s maintained their top-of-the-league status during the week as they recorded a resounding 4-0 victory at March Town United. A massive well done to all involved and hopefully we can carry this fantastic form into the New Year and maybe, just maybe finish the season off in style. Ok then, back to today. Please get behind the boys today and cheer them on. I’m quite sure Corby will be quite a vocal bunch today so hopefully we will be in for a brilliant atmosphere today. Enjoy the rest of the festive period and see you all at Dunstable on New Years Day.

BE LOUD, BE Proud, BE A SAINT GREENY


YES, IT’S IN!


AWAY DAYS

CREASEY PARK The Christmas period sees us visit one of our local rivals Dunstable Town for our next away day. This is our second recent meeting with Dunstable as we played at Creasey Park last season in the Red Insure Cup where we came away with a 3-0 win on the night. Having won back to back promotions at steps 5 and 6 Dunstable find them selves in the Southern League Premier Division for Season 2104/15. The club won the southern League Division One Central in Season 2013/14 with the distinction of not having lost a single league came all of that season. Under the guidance of Darren Croft the club not only hope to consolidate its position in the Premier Division but also push for a play off position. The clubs playing record for season 2013/14 is as follows W 28 D 6 L 8 F 94 A 44, a very impressive record in the Central Division last season. Dunstable are currently sitting in 11th place in the league.

DIRECTIONS TO THE GROUND From the South: When traveling north on the A5 go straight across the lights in the centre of Dunstable. Turn left at the next main set of lights into Brewers Hill Road. You will immediately pass the fire station on your left. Carry on until you hit the first roundabout. Go over the roundabout, and take the immediate right into Creasey Park Drive. From the North: When travelling south on the A5 go through the chalk cutting and over the first set of traffic lights. At the next set of lights turn right into Brewers Hill Road. Go over the roundabout, and take the immediate right into Creasey Park Drive. From the East: Turn right at the traffic lights in the centre of Dunstable. Turn left at the next main set of lights into Brewers Hill Road. You will immediately pass the fire station on your left. Carry on until you hit the first roundabout. Go over the roundabout, and take the immediate

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right into Creasey Park Drive. From the West: When coming into Dunstable go straight across the first roundabout you come to. Then turn left at the mini double roundabout into Drovers Way. Follow this road for about 3/4 of a mile as it bears to the right and becomes Brewers Hill Road. Go over two mini roundabouts, and just before you hit the larger roundabout, turn left into Creasey Park Drive. CREASEY PARK Brewers Hill Road, Dunstable Bedfordshire LU6 1BB Adults = £10 Concessions = £6 Children under 16 = £3 Capacity: 3,200 Wheelchair Access: Yes Car Parking: Yes Matchday Magazine: £2.00 Round Trip from (PE19 6SL): 77 Miles


FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE

BRIAN CLOUGH Some great stories about the people who knew and worked under the great man THE GLASS EYE Forest keeper Chris Woods

On one occasion I had to turn him down for a game because I was actually training and he ended up giving me a right rollicking. Like virtually everyone, I inevitably ended up answering any of the gaffer’s requests with a ‘yes’. If he called for a let during the game, i’d let him have one.

I only ever said ‘No’ to the gaffer once and, believe me, it is an occasion I will remember to my dying day. I played quite a lot of squash when I was younger and though I cannot remember how it came about, I became one of the boss’s regular squash partners. I must have said that I played or he got to hear about it and eventually our Friday morning squash sessions became something of a ritual. I wasn’t in the first team at the time, so my preparation for the weekend started with a highly competitive knockabout with the boss.

But there was one occasion when I stood my ground and steadfastly refused to go along with him. Its one of those situations that is so comical, people could forgive you for thinking that you had made it up. We were in the middle of a game when the former England Cricket star Colin Millburn started to watch us from the spectator’s gallery above us. All of a sudden there was a clatter at the back of the court followed quickly by an apology from the cricket legend. We looked at each other wondering just what had happened when the mystery unraveled. “Sorry Brian, I’ve dropped my glass eye”, said a voice from on high. “Can you pick it up and go give

It is a wonder the first team lads didn’t have a whip round and gave me a few quid to make sure I lost because the outcome of the games often dictated the mood he would be in when he got back to the ground. The first teamers reckoned they could always tell exactly how things had gone by his manner when he returned to the city ground.

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it to him back? Cloughie said. I told him he had to be joking. There was no absolutely no chance of me doing that- gaffer or not. In fairness to him and to avoid any embarrassment, Cloughie picked up the false eye and duly returned it to its flustered owner. That was the last time that I ever defied him.

FASH BASH Forest Star Gary Mills One of the funniest things I can remember from my days at Forest came at the time of the Gaffer and Justin Fashanu weren’t seeing eye to eye. Cloughie had forked out £1m for Fash to bring him from Norwich and it was a move that just didn’t come off for a variety of reasons. Things had broken down so much that the boss had Fash famously “arrested” and taken away from the training ground. Needless to say, their relationship wasn’t the best by this time. Norwich had come back in for him and the gaffer, seeing a possible solution to the problem, had told Fash to go away and think about it. I was sitting in the boss’s office at the city ground with Colin Walsh when whatever it was we had been discussing was interrupted by a knock on the door. Normally the gaffer didn’t take too kindly to being interrupted, but whether he had a phone call or was just expecting Fash, he gave a


“NOW LISTEN TO ME JUSTIN, THERE’S ONLY ONE GOD IN NOTTINGHAM - AND HE THINKS YOU SHOULD GO BACK TO NORWICH” welcome “come in” when he heard the polite knock on the door. It was Fash – A born again Christian with a soft voice- but with the physique of a professional boxer. He had done some boxing when he was younger and was quite an imposing figure as he entered the room to inform the manager of his thoughts on going back to Carrow Road. “What can I do for you?” said the boss.

“Well’ Gaffer, I’ve had a think about it and I’ve even had a chat with God

and the fact of the matter is that God has told me that I shouldn’t move back to Norwich City.” Me and washy just kept our council and awaited the Gaffers reply, which was delivered quickly and with maximum impact.

“Now listen to me Justin, there’s only one God in Nottingham- and he thinks you should go back to Norwich.”


INTRODUCING

DAVID HUTTON Hutton is a 24-year-old attacking midfield player who began his footballing career with Tottenham Hotspur, where he spent three years as a professional. In March 2009, he went on Loan to Cheltenham Town and made his League debut against Leyton Orient a month later. The following May he joined Cheltenham permanently on a one-year deal but was released by the Robins in May 2010.

agreed to join the Glenn Hoddle Academy and played several times with their Spanish partner club, Jerez Industrial. Hutton then joined Boreham Wood in October 2011, moving to Hemel Hempstead Town a year later.

In July 2010 he joined Grimsby Town on trial and played in several pre-season friendlies. After a brief spell with St Albans City he

He joined Dunstable for a transfer fee from Hemel at the start of this season and joined the Saints in late November 2014.

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MD’S VIEWS

TURKEY SWEATS First and foremost I hope everyone has had a good Christmas and got all the pressies they were hoping for. I know it shouldn’t just be about presents and should be a celebration about the birth of Christ (although the romans did like to play around with dates to keep the pagans happy and the Christians didn’t mind because it meant they stopped getting thrown to the Lions) and all that but for most of us, rightly or wrongly, it’s about getting together with family and friends, catching up and exchanging gifts (yes I know). Santa Claus still comes to town however he now travels directly from Amazon and not from Lapland as my 7 year old pointed out to his two younger sisters. I tried desperately to dispel this Amazonian myth by insisting that we put a mince pie and a glass of wine by the fireplace and that if we wake up Christmas morning and the wine’s been drunk and the mince pie has been consumed it would be a fair indication that Santa is real. However one bottle of red later and I’d completely forgotten that we even have a fire place. We eat beef for Christmas and not Turkey because I no longer can eat this fine, plump bird due to a condition called Turkey Sweats. It could happen to anyone and once infected you are stuck with it for life. There’s no cure, no pill to pop and no amount of family encouragement will help you to come to terms with this cruellest of Christmas aliments. I become infected a few years ago although to me it seems like only yesterday. My brother in-law had invited us (eleven plus his four)

around to his house for Christmas dinner which in itself is a very nice gesture, however my wife’s brother has an uncanny habit of being slightly careful with his money which has become a slight issue with all concerned. We arrived full of smiles and Christmas spirit however it soon became clear that he’d not bothered to purchase any form of alcohol and therefore had none in his house save the free bottle from the local Chinese. So there I was driving around Christmas morning trying to fine somewhere to buy a sack full of alcohol. One hour later I got back fully armed but slightly irritated. Presents done we sat down to eat, the oven opened and there it was, the largest Turkey I’d ever seen in my entire life (possibly that has ever lived). “With a deft touch he raised the beast from its roasting tray, dripping in the purest turkey juices and although the bird was no longer breathing it smiled at me

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as if to ease my excitement and anticipation at what was to be its final gift” He then proceeded to tell me that he’s got Mel’s family around tomorrow (Boxing Day) so he’d like it to stretch. I started sweating Turkey on my fifth serving although my wife’s sister told me a week later that she was sure it was much later on and was on or about my fourteenth or fifteenth. Ah Christmas. LEE


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Scorelines..

League Action on last Saturday before Christmas Premier Division

Division One Central

Division South & West

Redditch United scored twice in the final twenty minutes to defeat visiting Arlesey Town 2-0 and moved to the top of the table replacing Poole Town who conceded a goal in the third minute of time added on to lose 1-0 at third placed Corby Town but fourth in the table Cirencester Town scored a penalty midway through the second half to win 1-0 at Burnham while St Neots Town, two up at the interval, won 3-1 at home against Frome Town and Weymouth, who scored three in the opening twentyfive minutes to set up a 3-2 home victory over Biggleswade Town. Truro City went behind after seven minutes but opened up a two goal lead by the interval and went on to record a resounding 7-2 home win over Histon and Hungerford Town, ahead in the tenth minute, defeated hosts Paulton Rovers 3-2 while Dunstable Town took the lead on the stroke of half time and, after conceding an equaliser midway through the second half, secures a 2-1 victory at Cambridge City with a penalty ten minutes from time. Slough Town conceded an equaliser just before the half hour mark secured a 2-1 home win against Dorchester Town with a goal six minutes from the end while Chesham United went behind in the twelfth minute at bottom of the table Banbury United but scored twenty minutes from time to take a point from a 1-1 draw but Chippenham Town, three down at the break, crashed to a 5-0 defeat at Bideford.

Leaders Kettering Town, behind after nine minutes but level at the interval, slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Northwood but third placed Aylesbury scored a goal in each half to win 2-0 at home against Rugby Town while Hanwell Town scored twice in the second half to win 2-0 against visiting Godalming Town and Barton Rovers, three ahead at the break, completed a 4-2 home victory over Potters Bar Town.

Leaders Merthyr Town scored a goal in each half to win 2-0 at Wimborne Town and second placed Taunton Town, ahead after ten minutes, inflicted a 4-2 home defeat on bottom of the table Bashley but third in the table Stratford Town, who went behind in the final minute, snatched a 1-1 home draw with Shortwood United when they scored in the second minute of time added on while Didcot Town conceded two goals in five minutes but, having pulled one back just before the interval, they scored again four minutes into the second half to secure a 2-2 home draw with Bridgwater Town.

Chalfont St Peter, having taken a seventh minute lead, trailed at half time and slipped to a 3-1 home defeat to Uxbridge when they conceded an own goal with fifteen minutes remaining and Royston Town, having gone behind in the ninth minute, won 2-1 at home against North Greenford United when they also benefited from an own goal two minutes from time while Egham Town, having equalised just before the break, opened up a two goal lead in the opening six minutes of the second half but needed a goal five minutes from time to secure a 4-3 home success over Beaconsfield SYCOB. Aylesbury United went behind in the opening minute but equalised on the half hour and secured a 2-1 win at Marlow with a goal fifteen minutes from time while two first half strikes gave Daventry Town a 2-0 home win over bottom of the table AFC Hayes and Bedford Town, ahead from a first half penalty, conceded an own goal just after the hour but scored three minutes from time to win 2-1 at Leighton Town.

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Evesham United scored twice in the opening half hour and again five minutes after the interval to complete a 3-0 win at Clevedon Town but Yate Town conceded twice in first half to go down 2-0 at home to Swindon Supermarine while North Leigh, having taken a fourth minute lead, scored four times after the interval to wrap up a resounding 5-0 victory at Wantage Town. Cinderford Town, ahead on the half hour, had to settle for a 1-1 draw when hosts AFC Totton scored three minutes from the end but a goal after fifteen minutes was sufficient to give Fleet Town the points with a 1-0 home win over Sholing


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! Chinny runs the line

Who are ya?

They really don’t make football like they did in the 1970s, do they? Could you picture this scene in today’s game?

It is every football fan’s dream. To walk out in a big European stadium, on a big European night, side by side with some of the best players in the world.

It involves a game between Arsenal & Liverpool from September 1972. In it, the linesman, Dennis Drewitt (they don’t make names like they did in the 70s either), pulled a calf muscle and was unable to continue. Rather than abandon the game, and in the days before fourth officials and so-forth, the matchday announcer at Highbury simply asked over the tannoy whether there was a qualified referee in the crowd.

For Karl Power, that was exactly what happened on the night of 18 April 2001. Power, an unemployed labourer from Greater Manchester, somehow managed to evade security at Bayern Munich’s Olympic Stadium to walk out with the Manchester Utd team, before cheekily posing alongside the likes of Dwight Yorke, Ryan Giggs & Fabian Barthez for the official team picture.

Step forward prominent-chinned TV pundit Jimmy Hill, watching from the stands as a spectator. Ditching his civvies for an ill-fitting tracksuit, Hill proceeded to run the line to howls of laughter (and probably abuse too), as the game finished in a 0-0 draw. Hard to imagine Alan Hansen or Andy Gray doing something similar, isn’t it?

Eagle-eyed Gary Neville did actually spot the imposter, and pointed him out to the rest of the team. But Power, a big Eric Cantona fan, apparently replied “shut it, I’m doing this for Eric” Bravo, sneaking onto the pitch, and telling Gary Neville to shut it. Superb stuff. Power also hit headlines when he emerged onto the field at Lords during an England test match, and played tennis at Wimbledon- beating Greg Rusedski with great ease. Boom boom.

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MAX GETS THE THIRD


21-Mar

04-Apr

3 -- 0

06-Apr

0 -- 4

1 -- 1

21-Mar

3 -- 0

28-Mar

3 -- 2

03-Jan

Bideford

Biggleswade Town

Burnham

Cambridge City

Chesham United

Chippenham Town

Cirencester Town

Corby Town

Dorchester Town

tba

31-Jan

4 -- 1

07-Feb

18-Apr

tba

St Neots Town

Truro City

Weymouth

3 -- 2

2 -- 1

06-Apr

2 -- 0

14-Feb

Slough Town

03-Jan

0 -- 0

4 -- 0

1 -- 0

Redditch United

6 -- 2

26-Dec

Hitchin Town

Hungerford Town

3 -- 1

2 -- 0

07-Mar

Histon

Poole Town

3 -- 0

4 -- 1

Hereford United

4 -- 2

2 -- 3

5 -- 1

17-Jan

Frome Town

17-Jan

Dunstable Town

Paulton Rovers

6 -- 2

25-Apr

4 -- 2

18-Apr

5 -- 1

3 -- 0

2 -- 3

2 -- 1

26-Dec

28-Mar

4 -- 1

7 -- 2

21-Mar

06-Apr

28-Feb

3 -- 2

tba

14-Feb

24-Jan

03-Jan

3 -- 3

14-Mar 29-Nov

26-Dec

3 -- 0

25-Apr

07-Feb

tba

2 -- 2

10-Jan

28-Feb

Arlesey Town

0 -- 2

Banbury United

Arlesey Town

Bideford

Banbury United

Biggleswade Town

3 -- 2

07-Mar

17-Jan

1 -- 1

18-Apr

1 -- 0

14-Feb

28-Mar

14-Mar

3 -- 0

2 -- 1

1 -- 2

1 -- 0

0 -- 1

tba

29-Nov

03-Jan

07-Feb

1 -- 1

24-Jan

11-Apr

2 -- 2

01-Jan

21-Feb

Burnham

28-Mar

31-Jan

3 -- 1

03-Jan

0 -- 0

tba

3 -- 0

26-Dec

18-Apr

2 -- 1

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

0 -- 1

07-Mar

2 -- 4

28-Mar

1 -- 1

2 -- 0

06-Apr

26-Dec

2-0

2 -- 1

25-Apr

2 -- 2

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

tba

07-Mar

11-Apr

24-Jan

21-Feb

14-Mar

14-Feb

04-Apr

0 -- 0

1 -- 1

2 -- 2

1 -- 1

1 -- 0

01-Jan

1 -- 3

17-Jan

1 -- 1

0 -- 3

1 -- 2

Chippenham Town 0 -- 0

24-Jan

tba

18-Apr

2 -- 2

2 -- 1

tba

26-Dec

10-Jan

1 -- 1

1 -- 3

07-Feb

06-Apr

5 -- 1

0 -- 1

14-Feb

1 -- 1

28-Mar

1 -- 1

tba

0 -- 2

5 -- 0

21-Feb

1 -- 4

07-Mar

1 -- 2

tba

2 -- 1

2 -- 1

1 -- 1

0 -- 0

11-Apr

01-Jan

14-Mar

0 -- 3

07-Feb

2 -- 1

17-Jan

31-Jan

1 -- 3

0 --1

04-Apr

0 -- 2

0 -- 5

Cirencester Town

07-Mar

Corby Town 18-Apr

10-Jan

26-Dec

07-Feb

21-Mar

25-Apr

31-Jan

3 -- 0

03-Jan

06-Apr

1 -- 2

1 -- 2

1 -- 2

2 -- 1

0 -- 0

0 -- 2

0 -- 1

2 -- 2

0 -- 3

28-Feb

04-Apr

0 -- 5

1 -- 2

Dorchester Town 2 -- 0

24-Jan

6 -- 5

2 -- 1

3 -- 0

01-Jan

18-Apr

31-Jan

07-Mar

1 -- 0

4 -- 0

19-Nov

14-Feb

28-Mar

6 -- 1

tba

10-Jan

04-Apr

1 -- 5

4 -- 1

21-Feb

2 -- 1

1 -- 0

24-Jan

Dunstable Town 07-Mar

28-Mar

06-Apr

0 -- 3

10-Jan

1 -- 0

2 -- 2

0 -- 0

3 -- 2

1 -- 2

18-Apr

tba

1 -- 2

2 -- 2

1 -- 1

31-Jan

tba

1 -- 2

2 -- 0

26-Dec

1 -- 2

21-Feb

2 -- 2

Frome Town 4 -- 2

tba

3 -- 1

18-Apr

2 -- 0

7 -- 0

21-Feb

1 -- 1

tba

1 -- 2

28-Mar

28-Feb

21-Mar

11-Apr

3 -- 1

01-Jan

3 -- 0

31-Jan

3 -- 1

1 -- 2

4 -- 0

10-Jan

Hereford United 04-Apr

6 -- 0

1 -- 0

2 -- 0

26-Dec

0 -- 0

1 -- 2

21-Mar

25-Apr

0 -- 0

1 -- 3

1 -- 1

3 -- 0

21-Feb

06-Apr

2 -- 1

3 -- 0

28-Feb

10-Jan

31-Jan

3 -- 3

1 -- 5

1 -- 1

2 -- 1

Histon 31-Jan

7 -- 2

4 -- 0

1 -- 1

2 -- 0

2 -- 0

04-Apr

1 -- 0

07-Feb

17-Jan

03-Jan

1 -- 3

28-Feb

01-Jan

2 -- 0

1 -- 0

2 -- 1

6 -- 0

21-Mar

1 -- 1

14-Mar

18-Apr

Hitchin Town 2 -- 2

3 -- 0

21-Feb

2 -- 1

31-Jan

11-Apr

3 -- 0

2 -- 1

1 -- 1

tba

04-Apr

21-Mar

2 -- 1

2 -- 0

10-Jan

28-Feb

0 -- 1

01-Jan

0 -- 0

3 -- 7

2 -- 1

0 -- 3

0 -- 2

Hungerford Town 3 -- 1

2 -- 1

14-Mar

01-Jan

0 -- 2

1 -- 0

2 -- 3

14-Feb

2 -- 1

0 -- 2

07-Mar

07-Feb

1 -- 0

17-Jan

18-Apr

0 -- 1

1 -- 2

2 -- 1

2 -- 2

1 -- 1

1 -- 0

24-Jan

04-Apr

11-Apr

Paulton Rovers tba

2 -- 0

1 -- 1

4 -- 2

07-Feb

1 -- 0

25-Apr

1 -- 0

tba

24-Jan

2 -- 0

17-Jan

3 -- 4

4 -- 1

03-Jan

1 -- 1

2 -- 2

14-Mar

28-Feb

1 -- 0

01-Jan

28-Mar

Poole Town tba

21-Feb

3 -- 2

24-Jan

0 -- 1

4 -- 5

0 -- 0

1 -- 0

14-Feb

07-Mar

26-Dec

14-Mar

06-Apr

1 -- 0

tba

04-Apr

18-Apr

0 -- 2

1 -- 3

10-Jan

18-Nov

0 -- 1

31-Jan

Redditch United 14-Feb

29-Nov

0 -- 3

1 -- 7

17-Jan

1 -- 0

21-Feb

4 -- 0

28-Mar

1 -- 2

0 -- 4

2 -- 1

14-Mar

0 -- 0

24-Jan

1 -- 2

0 -- 1

03-Jan

11-Apr

2 -- 5

07-Mar

01-Jan

25-Apr

Slough Town 3 -- 2

1 -- 2

0 -- 3

28-Feb

2 -- 1

2 -- 2

06-Apr

28-Mar

10-Jan

2 -- 2

1 -- 1

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 20-Jan

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

0 -- 1

3 -- 3

21-Mar

14-Feb

2 -- 2

1 -- 1

1 -- 1

1 -- 3

2 -- 3

Truro City 01-Jan

0 -- 2

14-Mar

04-Apr

3 -- 0

1 -- 2

2 -- 0

17-Jan

25-Apr

11-Apr

07-Feb

1 -- 2

1 -- 2

1 -- 0

28-Feb

21-Mar

03-Jan

1 -- 1

2 -- 2

3 -- 2

1 -- 3

14-Feb

06-Apr

2 -- 0

17-Jan

1 -- 1

07-Feb

21-Mar

03-Jan

0 -- 3

3 -- 0

tba

tba

1 -- 3

26-Dec

13-Dec

0 -- 3

2 -- 3

28-Feb

0 -- 1

1 -- 2

25-Apr

tba

11-Apr

14-Mar

Weymouth


AS Andy Williams once said, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. So let’s share some of that joy. We are slap bang in the middle of the festive period with football fans up and down the country giving up that precious family time to see their beloved team.

the New Den, home of Fisher’s neighbours Millwall. Murphy raised just shy of £300, which could be vital in Fisher’s campaign, and is definitely not to be sniffed at.

But for some, giving to their football team is more than turning up on a Saturday and singing your side to glory. Take Fisher fan Ian Murphy as an example. He took seven days off work last month to raise funds for the south east London club’s ‘Bring Fisher FC Home’ campaign – by doing a ground hop! Murphy visited 50 grounds in a week, starting at Eltham Palace’s Oxford Road rounding off the week at Tunbridge Wells for Fisher’s fixture there on November 15. During the week, many Non-League grounds were visited, including Bromley, North Greenford United and Carshalton Athletic, along with some iconic stadiums such as Wembley, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and

It’s not just fans who give though, with clubs themselves often setting up initiatives to raise money and increase their fan base. Free entry for one game is usual or quite often we see a pay what you want in an aim to attract supporters and hopefully make them lifelong fans. Hampton & Richmond took it one step further though in October. As well as opening their doors for whatever the fans want to pay for their Ryman Premier game with VCD Athletic, they also offered a free beer or portion of chips to those that paid the normal £10 admission. Last season, Cambridge United were promoted as Conference Premier play-off winners but director of football Jez George undertook his own challenge. Mission 676 saw George walk 676 miles as he looked to raise £200,000 for Cambridge

United’s Youth and Community Trust. It wasn’t the first time he had done it either. In 2009, George raised £45,000 for a similar cause with a 260-mile hike and a year later it was a 410-mile walk to raise awareness of the need for funding for youth development for clubs who drop out of the Football League. It’s not just Non-League clubs that sometimes require the extra funding. Just this month, the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust sponsored the Grecians League Two match against Burton Albion. It was arranged in less than a week and £3,400 was raised with individual fans paying anything from £5, easily covering what was needed to sponsor the game. And while fans have tried and tried to rescue clubs from the brink, it isn’t always possible. Nobody likes to see a football club die. So when you’re tucking in to your turkey dinner, or the leftover sandwiches for the next week, just remember football is for life, not just for Christmas. Joshua Peck Follow us on twitter: @NonLeguePaper @SamElliott_NLP @Stuhammonds_NLP @MattBadcock_NLP

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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

299

SLP

0-2

3

Bastock

York

Bickerstaff

Ford

Sat 15 Nov

DARLINGTON 1883

715

FAT

3-1

-

Bastock

Deeney

York

Ford

Tue 18 Nov

CAMBRIDGE CITY

322

SLP

0-1

3

Bastock

Deeney

York

Ford

Sat 22 Nov

Bideford

199

SLP

1-1

4

Bastock

Deeney

Adjei

Ford

Sat 29 Nov

AFC SUDBURY

431

FAT

1-1

-

Bastock

York

Adjei

Ford

Tue 02 Dec

AFC Sudbury

229

FAT (R)

0-1

-

Bastock

York

Adjei

Ford

Sat 06 Dec

DORCHESTER TOWN

292

SLP

6-5

4

Bastock

Deeney

York

Hutton

Tue 09 Dec

SLOUGH TOWN

299

SLP

0-3

5

Bastock

Deeney

Wilson

Hutton

Sat 13 Dec

Chippenham Town

285

SLP

1-0

4

Bastock

York

Ford

Wilson

Sat 20 Dec

FROME TOWN

307

SLP

3-1

5

Bastock

YORK

Davis

Cracknell

Fri 26 Dec

CORBY TOWN

SLP

Thu 01 Jan

Dunstable Town

SLP HSC

Sat 03 Jan

Yaxley

Sat 10 Jan

Paulton Rovers

SLP

Sat 17 Jan

BIGGLESWADE TOWN

SLP SLP

Tue 20 Jan

Weymouth

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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T

B


Player name in these colours denotes substitute

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

14

Frater (R)

Hoyte

Spring

Davies

Dillon

Hilliard

Powell

NOLAN

FRATER (N)

15

Frater (R)

Hoyte

DAVIES

Ford

Nolan

Hilliard

Powell

FRATER (N)

Frater (R)

Hoyte

DAVIES

Spring

Nolan

Ford

Frater (N)

Spence

Hilliard

Frater

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

Nolan

Frater (N)

Ford

Roberts

Ferrari

Frater

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

FRATER (N) 2

Ford

Powell

Roberts

Ferrari

Farrell

Frater

Hoyte

Ford

Spring

Frater (N)

ROBERTS 2

Farrell

FERRARI

Davies

Powell

Frater

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

ROBERTS

Farrell

Ford

Ferrari

Wilson

Powell

Frater

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

FRATER N

ROBERTS

Powell

Deeney

Nolan

Farrell

FRATER

Hoyte

DAVIES

Powell

Nolan

ROBERTS 2

Hilliard

Wilson

Ferrari

Bickerstaff

Frater

Hoyte

Davies

Wilson

NOLAN

Roberts

Hilliard

Ferrari

Farrell

Powell

Frater

Hoyte

DAVIES

Wilson

Nolan

Roberts

Hilliard

Ferrari

Ford

Frater

Hoyte

Davies

THORNE

FRATER N

ROBERTS

Wilson

Ferrari

Spring

Nolan

Frater

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

Frater N

ROBERTS 3

Hilliard

Thorne

Nolan

Peacock

THORNE

Hoyte

Farrell

Spring

FRATER N

ROBERTS

Hilliard

Ford

NOLAN

Ferrari

Frater

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

Frater N

ROBERTS 2

HILLIARD

Ford

Nolan

Thorne

Frater

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

Nolan

Roberts

HILLIARD

Ferrari

Ford

Frater

Hoyte

DAVIES

Spring

Nolan

Roberts

Hilliard

Cracknell

Ford

Frater

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

Nolan

ROBERTS

Hilliard

Frater N

Cracknell

Lee

Bickerstaff

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

Frater N

Roberts

Ford

Farrell

Hilliard

Ferrari

Deeney

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

FRATER N

Roberts

HILLIARD

Ferrari

Deeney

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

Frater N

Roberts

Hilliard

Ferrari

Dillon

Frater

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

Frater N

ROBERTS

HILLIARD 2

Cracknell

Dillon

Frater

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

Dillon

Roberts

Hilliard

Ferrari

Nolan

Frater

Ward

Davies

CRACKNELL

Dillon

Roberts

Hilliard

Mackey

Frater

Ward

Davies

SPRING

Dillon

Roberts

Hilliard

Mackey

Ferrari

Nolan

Frater

Ward

Cracknell

Spring

Mackey

Roberts

Ferrari

Hoyte

Hilliard

Davies

Ferrari

Hoyte

Ward

Davies

Spring

DILLON

ROBERTS 3

HILLIARD

Wilson

MACKEY

Cracknell

Ward

Hoyte

Davies

Spring

Dillon

Roberts

Hilliard

Mackey

Cracknell

Frater (N)

Deeney

Ward

Cracknell

Spring

Mackey

ROBERTS

Hutton

Plowright

Frater (N)

Hilliard

Frater

Ward

Hilliard

Spring

Mackey

ROBERTS

HUTTON

Davies

Plowright

Frater N

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P

W

D

L

GF

GA

+/-

Pts

01

Redditch United

25

14

5

6

50

25

+25

47

02

Poole Town

20

15

2

3

37

13

+24

47

03

Corby Town

24

14

5

5

41

25

+16

47

04

Cirencester Town

25

12

9

4

49

24

+25

45

05

St Neots Town

25

13

6

6

49

39

+10

45

06

Weymouth

18

14

2

2

40

23

+17

44

07

Truro City

24

14

2

8

50

35

+15

44

08

Hungerford Town

25

12

6

7

35

21

+14

42

09

Dunstable Town

25

11

5

9

45

38

+7

38

10

Slough Town

25

10

8

7

45

44

+1

38

11

Chesham United

24

9

9

6

45

31

+14

36

12

Hitchin Town

25

10

6

9

39

35

+4

36

13

Cambridge City

25

7

9

9

37

37

0

30

14

Hereford United

25

8

6

11

35

42

-7

30

15

Chippenham Town

23

7

8

8

27

30

-3

29

16

Biggleswade Town

25

7

8

10

37

45

-8

29

17

Histon

25

8

4

13

29

43

-14

28

18

Paulton Rovers

25

6

7

12

40

44

-4

25

19

Bideford

23

7

4

12

43

56

-13

25

20

Dorchester Town

24

6

3

15

33

49

-16

21

21

Frome Town

23

5

4

14

27

54

-27

19

22

Arlesey Town

25

5

4

16

26

53

-27

19

23

Burnham (-3)

24

5

5

14

29

45

-16

17

24

Banbury United

24

3

5

16

22

59

-37

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Paul Bastock

Paul Walker

Jamie Greygoose

Sam Donkin

Defenders

David Clarke

Josh Bickerstaff

Defenders

Ryan Frater

Paul Malone

Tom Ward

Edi Appleton

Max York

Jamie Anton

Ryan Plowright

Kalern Thomas

Midfielders

Connor Kennedy

Dean Cracknell

Eric Yeboah

Jay Davies

Curtis Hartley

Matt Spring

Elliot Bentley

Lorenzo Ferrari

Midfielders

Ben Ford

Cleveland Taylor (C)

Lewis Hilliard

Ben Milnes

Edd Adjei

Shane Byrne

David Hutton

Wilson Carvalho

Forwards

Liam McInally

Ben Mackey

Jordon Crawford

Bruce Wilson

Harry May

Chris Dillon

Forwards

Nathan Frater

Spencer Weir-Daley

Matt Nolan

Greg Mills

Drew Roberts

Elliott Chamberlain Tommy Wright

Colours Dark Blue Shirts, Shorts & Socks

Colours White Shirts, Shorts & Socks

The match line up will be displayed on the electronic scoreboard Referee: Nigel Smith Assistants: George Younger / Robert Stanley Next Home Game: St Neots Town v Biggleswade Town Southern League Premier Division / Saturday 17th January / KO 15:00

As a Club we support Grass Roots Football and stand firm against racism within football, visit www.thefa.com for more information on playing your part.

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