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WELCOME

Welcome to Rowley Park - The Cozy Stadium and to the latest edition of the Saints Matchday Magazine, enjoy great football, great hospitality and a great read. Inside This Issue

Club Honours 22/23 Pull Out Poster

04 Action Replay

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The Beautiful Game

Division One champions, 1 time

05 Uhlsport Feature

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Fan Feature

United Counties League

06 SNT News

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Saints Player Pen Pics

08/09 Match Reports

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Game For A Laugh

10/11 Player Profile

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Fixtures Matrix

Premier Division champions, 2 times Division One champions, 1 time League Cup winners, 2 times

12 Greenies Greetings

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Fixtures Information

Metropolitan League

13 Club Merchandise

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League Focus

15 Advertising Prices

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Non-League Club News

16 A Blast From The Past

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Season Statistics

Champions, 1 time League Cup winners, 1 time Professional Cup winners, 1 time

17 Chairmans’ View

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League Table

18/21 Hinckley Utd Feature

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The Teams

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South Midlands League Champions, 1 time Huntingdonshire League Champions, 4 times Huntingdonshire Senior Cup

Club Officials

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Southern Football League

03 Manager’s Notes

Owner Mike Kearns

Winners, 37 times Team Officials Richard King (Goalkeeping Coach)

Assistant Photographer Paulo Soares

Managing Director Lee Kearns

Youth Liaison & Development Mick Hunt

Programme Sales Charlie Green

Football Manager Iain Parr

Physio Carol Holland

Club Secretary Gary Wilson

St Neots Town TV Editor Adam Ridley

Chairman Mike Kearns

Fixture Secretary Marian Izzard Treasurer Keith Gotch Life President John Walker Life Vice-Presidents Ena Kester Jack Blyth Mel Hancock Ken Harris David Mackian Terry Reedman Stuart Walters

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Just The Tonic Ian Parr Hello to all from Hinckley for tonight’s game, I hope you all enjoy your stay with us. Saturdays win against Wroxham was just the tonic we all needed, not only did we win but we won in style scoring three goals, creating so many chances that we could have won by many more. The attitude was spot on and the commitment to fast attacking football was there for all to see.

Congratulations to our new signing Liam Hurst on a great debut coupled with his first goal for the club. Young Kieron looked a threat as well when he came on in the second half.

Moving on to other developments I was very proud that Mike and Lee have asked me to go full time with the club. This of course I accepted without hesitation. I started yesterday with the new apprenticeship scheme with 17 young 16 year olds on a 2-year course. As the scheme progresses we envisage up to 80 young players who want

to try and make the grade. It is a 2 year course of which we can take on young lads at any time during the course of which makes it more flexible then a scholarship of which many other clubs run. The lads also get paid for 52 weeks a year whilst they are full time apprentices. The youth development with St Neots Town Youth / Saints to getting stronger with teams at both Youth and Grassroots level. In 3 years time we could quite easily have 80 Apprentices, and 40 Youth teams all attached to the club. A vast improvements from a first team and an U18 team of just over a year ago. Our next objective is to build up the first team management team and I think you all know that we are interviewing at this moment for an

assistant manager, we are also on the look out for anyone who would like to work on a voluntary basis as club scouts. We are looking for as many as we can so as to be able to cover games at all levels. There are many players out there even in the lower regions of non-league football that could be developed into first team players via the U21s. Of course there are players out there who could go straight into the first team squad. So any of you out there who would want to be a club scout please contact myself, Mike or Lee and we would be only too happy to talk to you. On to tonight’s game, and please let’s all get behind the team.

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New Signing Welcome to our new signing Alasan Ann who we have just signed from Hitchin Town. Alasan who is a forward was with Luton Town until last summer and we wish him every success with the club.

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The players arranged to arrive last Saturday an hour earlier to have a talk about not only their team performances but also their individual performances. Jay Davies of whom I really need to commend for doing this arranged the meeting; it has been a very hard week for the lad. The club laid on some pre-match lunch and the team took the field in a very positive manner. Football is like that you can get into a bad run and the confidence just goes away, it happens at all clubs even at the highest level.

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This week eight years ago UCL KO Cup Round One - 10th September 2005 Higham Town 0

St Neots Town 4

St Neots player/manager Steve Kuhne is leading by example and if his players copy his success rate then the sky is the limit. He scored his first hat trick in St Neots colours since October 2003 to take his tally for the season to eight – six of which came in the eight days spell up to this game. No one will claim that the opposition for this League Cup match offered any significant resistance but there was a job to be done and although based on possession and chances the scored should have been doubled, St Neots will settle for being in Round Two of the KO Cup. Higham’s former glory days as the scourge of higher Division clubs in the competition are clearly over and gone as Saints keeper Stephan Shamlian will testify for he had only one serious save to make in ninety minutes.

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ACTION REPLAY

In their yellow and black change strip St Neots seemed almost embarrassed by the early amount of possession they enjoyed and Jon Hoggett, Cameron Clark and Craig Reynolds could all have put them in front as the Higham defence was easily breached. However the first goal did arrive on 17 minutes when Mark Franklin produced the perfectly weighted cross to find Steve Kuhne drifting past the square lying defence to score from close range. Shortly afterwards a very tight offside decision against Barry Dellar robbed the visitors of a second goal and with Higham’s only direct shot of the first half their leading scorer Karl King shot straight into the arms of Shamlian. Then two minutes before the break Dellar was fouled and Callum Brown’s free kick found Gary Walker at the far post and he netted with a low shot.

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With the slope in their favour Higham looked more positive and determined after the break and inside ninety

seconds King found himself clear but Shamlian acrobatically pushed away his chipped shot for a corner. The home side’s renaissance was shortlived and their teenage goalkeeper Jack Pinnock then produced a string of fine saves as St Neots threatened to overwhelm their hosts. He denied Craig Reynolds and Gary Walker three times although the latter will feel he should have at least trebled his first half goal. St Neots introduced three substitutes one of which Matt Endersby was only on briefly before his accurate corner found the head of Steve Kuhne who increased the scoreline to 3-0. In the last twenty minutes St Neots visibly eased the pressure playing the ball around casually at times in the knowledge that the job was done. Kuhne’s deserved hat trick came 14 minutes from time after a great cross from Jon Hoggett and there should perhaps have been more goals but St Neots will be happy with not only their Manager’s contribution but also very promising performances from newcomers Craig Reynolds and Callum Brown. St Neots: Shamlian, Clark (Gatti 61 mins), Brown, Watts (Buckland 74 mins), Hurst, Hoggett, Dellar, Reynolds, Kuhne, Walker, Franklin (Endersby 61 mins). Sub not used: Fox Goals: Kuhne (3) (17, 66 & 76 mins), Walker (43mins).


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CLUB NEWS

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Never miss a thing relating to St. Neots Town Football Club! For those of you who aren’t online much then the Saints Matchday Magazine will always bring you the latest news so that you are bang up-to-date.

Welcome Liam and Alasan We welcome two new faces to the club to help strengthen our team and increase our fire power. Liam Hurst signed a contract with Cambridge United just last season where he made a single first team appearance. He was on loan in the earlier part of the season with Corby Town but called back to United so as he could be loaned out to the Saints. A tenacious midfield player who likes to

get forward and score goals. Liam is thought of very highly at Cambridge United and indeed at St Neots Town. Joining Liam is Alasan Ann who was a scholar at Luton town until his release during the last post season. He joined Hitchin Town at the start of the season but was played out of position. Alasan is a very strong, young striker who is full of potential. We welcome them both to our club.

Ian Parr Accepts Full-Time Position We are pleased to announce that Ian Parr has accepted a full time employment with the club. This is a very serious development in the clubs quest to underpin just everything we have set out to do. This week saw Ian start with the new apprenticeship scheme with 17 young 16 year olds on a 2-year course. Great news!

A Progressive Club Leads to a ‘Proper Pint’ As a progressive Club which is receptive to Its supporters’ requests and ideas, we are now trialling sales of locally brewed CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ales) Accreditted Real Ales. The Ales, brewed by The Draycott Brewery, a small micro brewery based at Low Farm, Mill Road in the Cambridgeshire village of Buckden, near St Neots, are sold in FULL PINT bottles, will cost £3.50 each and we will be selling four different varieties. So, if you’re a fan of your Real Ales, please give them a try and support this new venture. Sales so far have been very encouraging.

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MATCH REPORT

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FA Cup 1st Round Qualifying Rowley Park - The Cozy Stadium (Att 232) Saturday 14th September 2013 - Kick Off 15:00 - Referee Akil Howson (Leicester)

St Neots Town

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Hilliard (3 mins), Sear (20 mins), Hurst (49 mins) n n None Conroy, Wood, Steer, Davies, Nkinga, Hoyte, Hilliard, Hurst, Safee, Sear, Adjei Subs: Taylor (for Safee 46 mins), Joseph (for Hurst 58 mins), Sharman (for Davies 73 mins), Palmer and King.

Wroxham FC Durrant (55 mins) n n None Tibbles, Marsden, Halliday, Groves, Price, Harty, Smith, Pelka, Cook, Durrant , Gordon Subs: Pope (for Pelka 46 mins), Sanders (for Smith 73 mins), King (for Harty (80 mins), Sanha and Carey.

St Neots Manager Iain Parr described this match as a ‘welcome distraction’ from his sides’ poor league form and the players responded with a solid display to see off Ryman League side Wroxham. Had it not been for some inspired goalkeeping by the visitors teenage custodian in the second half the margin of victory would have been at least doubled but the important thing was for St Neots to repair their confidence and pilot their side into the hat for the second qualifying round draw. The result ended a run of four consecutive league defeats and came despite the absence of holidaying defender Dan Crowie who was replaced in the back four by Tom Wood making his Southern League debut. Also included in the starting line up was Cambridge United midfield loanee Liam Hurst whist Karl Safee got his first senior start up front.Wroxham play their football at Step Four and they never looked capable of inflicting a defeat on St Neots although they did look dangerous on the break. However skipper Gavin Hoyte was in outstanding form and when the visitors did threaten they found Neil Conroy in confident mood between the posts. Positive Tactics Needing to employ positive tactics in this instant death match St Neots

began well and was ahead after just three minutes when Lewis Hilliard curled a free kick around the defensive wall at the near post to beat the stranded goalkeeper after Ed Adjei had been upended. St Neots had pushed the inspirational Adrian Sear up to partner Safee in attack and he was quickly in the action bringing the first significant save of the match from Luis Tibbles. At the other end Conroy tipped the visitors’ first goal attempt from Paul Cook over the bar and then Sear tested Tibbles with a looping header. Safee then shot wide and St Neots were being well served by their neat possession football which afforded Wroxham few chances to go forward. After 20 minutes the St Neots advantage was doubled when a shot from Sear was deflected wide of the goalkeeper and soon afterwards Jay Davies was only inches wide with an angled shot after neat work on the left flank. Conroy did well to block a close range effort by Remy Gordon but St Neots finished the first half comfortably with Davies and Ed Adjei both close to extending the lead.

Confidence Unaffected St Neots reappeared without Safee who had suffered a groin strain but it did not seem to affect their confidence because three minutes into the second half a Lewis Hilliard free kick rebounded from the far post and then with the ball not cleared substitute Bobby-Joe Taylor returned the ball from the right for debutant Liam Hurst to make it 3-0. Then after 55 minutes with no real build up of an attack Ross Durrant hit a surprise 25 yards shot that went over Conroy and into the corner of the net. That could have inspired the visitors but there was no sign of that as St Neots laid siege to the Wroxham goal. Tibbles made two outstanding saves to deny Sear and Hilliard and Taylor did beat the young keeper only to see his shot skid wide. With Kieran Joseph on as a second St Neots substitute he was soon in action also seeing Tibbles save his close range effort following a corner but in the last ten minutes St Neots became ragged and the visitors had two attacks that might have rendered goals. The first after 85 minutes was an almighty goalmouth scramble that saw Conroy make two close range stops and three minutes later the unmarked Cook spurned Wroxham’s clearest chance of the match as he headed wide. However the match ended in time added with two more notable saves from Tibbles to deny Taylor. John Walker


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Must be a debut goal for Liam Hurst just after half time. A well placed header at the far post put us in a commanding position and virtually killed off Wroxham.

Edd was just outstanding with his orthodox wing play going past his marker time and time again, putting in crosses that seriously tested the Wroxham defence.

A fantastic game to watch, so many chances created by a very talented team. Liam Hurst looks very good in midfield, which gives plenty of competition in midfield. Overall a wonderful win by our young side.

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PLAYER PROFILE

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Bobby-Joe Taylor Bobby-Joe Taylor joined the club on an initial loan from Cambridge United for 28 days. We have now extended that loan until the end of November. A very quick versatile wide midfield player Bobby-Joe has shown just why Cambridge United have given him a playing contract.


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GREENIES GREETINGS

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Saturday evenings feel so much better after a well earned win Mike Green Good Evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Rowley Park – The Cozy Stadium for today’s Calor League Premier Division game.

Saturday evenings feel so much better after a well earned win and I’m sure the majority of the crowd went home in a buoyant mood, something that has been missing just recently. Tonight we extend a very warm welcome to the Players, Officials and supporters of Hinckley United and we hope you enjoy your brief stay with us before embarking on a safe journey back to Leicestershire.

young wing wizard Bobby–Joe Taylor on loan from Cambridge United and the two combined with Bobby-Joe sending over the perfect cross for Liam to score a debut goal with a great header.

Saturday evenings feel so much better after a well earned win and I’m sure the majority of the two-hundredand–thirty-two people present went home in a buoyant mood, something that has been missing just recently. I’m not going to get carried away as we have plenty of room for improvement but that was a massively improved display, with our renowned fast, flowing football on display at times and much better use of our wide men with Ed Adjei probably having his finest display in a Saints shirt. We also said ‘Hello and Welcome’ to Liam Hurst, who joins

Cup Draw As I’m penning these notes (busy week with another programme needed for next Saturday when we play Truro) I, along with many others I’m sure, am eagerly awaiting the draw for the Second Qualifying Round of the FA CUP. Another home draw would be fantastic and of course, if we were to progress, the £4,500 prize pot would also go very nicely with the £3,000 earned from Saturday’s victory. Last Thursday saw a pulsating local derby take place here at the Cozy

Stadium, two days after St. Ives Town first team beat St.Neots Town Youth and Saints in the Hunts FA Senior Cup, it was the turn of our respective Under 18 teams to do battle. We eventually won the game 5-3 but the final score doesn’t tell the see-saw story of just how fortunes can change during a game of football and how important it is to take your chances, keep plugging away when things seem to be slipping away and going against you and play right up to that final whistle. An absolutely first class advertisement for Thurlow Nunn Youth League football and both teams were a credit to their Clubs with not a nasty tackle in sight. Please do come down to watch these lads on a Thursday evening if you can as you will not be disappointed. I can’t actually remember a game as exciting as this one and don’t forget, admission is FREE OF CHARGE, a much better way of spending the evening than stuck in front of the Gogglebox watching the soaps!!! Happy Anniversary Syd and Mae I would also like to use this opportunity to wish Season Ticket holder Syd Wordsworth a belated ‘Happy Anniversary’ after he and his wife Mae recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations to the pair of you and here’s to many more years together and of course, supporting the Saints Syd and also ‘Good Luck’ to Manager Iain Parr as he begins life as a full time coach at the Club, looking after our young apprentices. Ok, on to the game and let’s give the lads the support they deserve and hopefully drive them on to three very valuable points as we look to climb the table. ONWARDS AND UPWARDS ‘Greenie’


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A BLAST FROM THE PAST

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Zinedine Zidane Full name: Zinedine Yazid Zidane 
 Date of birth: 23/06/1972 According to the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll in 2004 Zinedine ‘Zizou’ Zidane is the greatest European footballer of the past 50 years. His accolades are countless, his talents are immeasurable, his legendary status is undeniable, his wealth is record-breaking and his name actually means ‘an overabundance of talent’. Zidane will go down as one of the greatest talents ever to play the game but his memory will stretch beyond that of the pitch. His fiery temperament was perhaps the hottest the game has ever seen. Shown the red card 14 times in his career and most memorably in the World Cup Final in 2006, Zidane played with so much passion that it often engulfed him. There is no doubt that he is one of the greatest players ever. The goals that he scored and the countless with which he assisted have never been more valuable to the teams that he played for. The Early Days of Club Football Born in Marseille in 1972, Zinedine was the youngest of five children born to his parents Ismail and Malika, who were Algerians who found refuge in France. His upbringing was hard and, as immigrants, his family often had to be strong to survive. This tough attitude eventually permeated onto the football pitch. Zidane’s first club was La Castellane in Marseille. At only 14 he caught the eye of nearby team scout from AS Cannes, Jean Varraud. He quickly settled in at Cannes and at 17 he was granted his full debut. His first goal came for Cannes in 1991 and he helped the club to the UEFA cup tournament. It wasn’t long though before the bigger clubs spotted a rapidly emerging talent.

Before he signed for FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Zidane fell in love with Veronique, a Spanish dancer. They would go on to marry and have four sons together. He spent four brilliant years at Bordeaux, at one point nearly being signed by Kenny Dalgleish and Blackburn Rovers, but it was to be the Italian giants Juventus who would poach the ever-improving attacking midfielder in 1996, for what would be a bargain £3 million. The Italian Job Juventus and the entire Italian Serie A league had no idea what was coming with Zidane. The Juventus coach Marcello Lippi built an indestructible team, with Zidane at the helm, and the Frenchman would help the club win two league titles and reach two UEFA Champions League finals. In 1998 he was granted the Fifa World Player of the Year Award. Viva Espana It was only a matter of time before the club that gets everyone they want, Real Madrid, nabbed Zidane too. It wouldn’t happen without a record being broken though. In 2001

Zidane left Juventus and joined Real Madrid for a whopping £45.6 million, which remains the highest football transfer fee ever. They certainly got their money’s worth though. The team were full of the world’s best players (Raul, Figo, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo, Beckham, Owen). Whilst at Madrid, Zidane helped them win the Spanish League in 2001/02 and the Champions League in the same year. His winning goal in that final will go down as one of the greatest goals ever scored. France His first cap came in 1994 in a friendly against the Czech Republic and, from the outset, he exploded onto the scene by scoring two goals to draw the game 2-2. In Euro 96, France reached the semi-finals but lost on penalties. Their strength with Zidane was growing and that strength would soon annihilate everyone in their path in the 1998 World Cup. Germany 2006 and the World Cup final ended in controversy when Zidane was sent off for a headbutt on Marco Materatzzi, leaving him walking past the World Cup trophy. It was his last ever game.

Career Appearances: 502 International Caps: 108 Goals: 126 Career Highlight: Voted best European footballer of the past 50 years


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So Much Achieved Mike Kearns Welcome to the officials, players and supporters of Hinckley for tonight’s Calor Premiership Fixture.

Because of printing schedule’s I am writing these notes before the FA cup draw and just hope we get a home tie against lower opposition. Most would say they want a home tie against a top team but all good cup runs come with the luck of the draw in the early rounds. Last season we were a little unlucky against higher opposition in Boreham wood loosing a very close encounter by the odd goal. Let’s hope we can go a little further this season, as it will give the club a huge lift. New Player Targets Bot Iain and his team have been working tirelessly to bring in new players and we both have taken in quite a few games over the last couple of weeks.

Since then Liam Hurst has joined us for 28 days and we just missed out on Peterborough’s Shaq MacDonald to Conference Premier club Chester City. Having had a long conversation with Barry Fry that night and through the week I really had thought that we might just pinch the player at the last minute. Unfortunately that was not to be but Barry has assured me that we will

be in his thoughts on other players the posh might want loan out to gain match experience. That of course also goes for Cambridge United who have kindly loaned us both Liam and Bobby Joe and indeed Norwich City who have now finalised there playing squads from Under 21s down and Iain and his team have been invited to watch some forthcoming matches and see if any players interest us. It also gives me great pleasure in announcing that Iain has accepted a full time employment with the club. This is a very serious development in the clubs quest to underpin just everything we have set out to do. I also had a quick look at the new Apprentices enrolment last week of which 17 lads enrolled for the next 2 years. There is just so much that has been achieved over the last year and I’m sure that Lee and Iain’s heads are

spinning at just how this has all come together. We are also looking at increasing our football management, coaching and scouting side of the club and we are on the look out for volunteers who would like to become club scouts. This will be a very important part of the club and we are looking for players that could be part of our first team or the St Neots Town Saints under 21 squad. This would take in levels at step 4 and 5 of which we are sure that there are many young players who could make the grade at our level out there. So if you are interested then please just have a word with Iain and let him know of your interest. So onto tonight game where hopefully we can carry on from last Saturdays result.

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Only last week I went to watch the Cambridge United V Peterborough United under 21s game with the view of taking a couple of players on loan.

It also gives me great pleasure in announcing that Iain has accepted a full time employment with the club. This is a very serious development in the clubs quest to underpin just everything we have set out to do.

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Free flowing attacking football lots of goal scoring chances, that is what those who attended Saturdays FA cup encounter witnessed against Wroxham. If you have the talent it really is about confidence and on Saturday scoring that early goal really did settle the team down of which allowed them to play football the way we all know they can.

All for one and one for all. Mike

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OPPONENT SPOTLIGHT

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Hinckley United

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Hinckley United are facing a critical week. The following statement has been placed on the Club’s official website: “The board of directors of Hinckley United Football Club are fully aware of the situation of a winding up order on the club placed by the Downes Pension Fund which is to be heard on Friday 20th September 2013. At present the board are considering all of the options available to the club to the best of their ability in the very short time available and are working endlessly for the club, supporters and the town to safeguard the future of Hinckley United Football Club.” Everyone at St Neots wishes the club a satisfactory outcome on Friday. Year Founded: 1889 Chairman: Michael Sutton Club Website: www.pitchero.com/clubs/hinckleyunited

A special welcome to our visitors this evening for our next match in the Premier Division of the Southern League. We have pleasure in welcoming the players, officials and supporters of Hinckley United to St Neots for the first ever meeting of out two clubs. Like us Hinckley have found it a challenging start to the current season and after the round of fixtures on 7th September our visitors were 23rd in the table just below our lads on goal difference. Each of us have three points so far – ours from our 3-1 away win at Bashley and Hinckley from a point each from drawn matches with

Hungerford (away), Banbury (home) and Weymouth (home). So this evening Hinckley is seeking their first win of the season and we look for our first home points of this new campaign. Last Saturday was FA Cup day against lower graded opponents for us both (results not known at the time of this article) as our visitors entertained Rushall Olympic and we had a visit from Wroxham. If successful the next round of the FA Cup is on 28th September.

Club History The town of Hinckley has had an established football team for over one hundred years. The earliest recorded team was Hinckley Town, formed in 1889 and competed in the Leicestershire Senior League, playing their games at the Holywell Ground, behind the Holywell Inn pub. A short spell in the Midland League in 1900 was followed by a name change to Hinckley United and a return to the Leicestershire Senior League in 1905, where the club remained


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until the outbreak of the First World War. After the war Hinckley United competed in the Birmingham Combination, becoming champions twice in 1923–24 and 1926–27.

Consolodation The Club then became founder member of the Conference North. After two mid table finishes consolidating in Conference North, season 2006–07 was accepted as the season Hinckley would make a serious challenge for the title. However that did not materialize Off the pitch things gathered pace with the development of the club.

Middlefield Lane was sold for £4 million which funded De Montfort Park, a purpose built 4329 capacity football ground. The move away from Middlefield Lane happened on 5 March 2005 when the first game at the new De Montfort Park Stadium was played. Financial Hardship The next few season were treated as consolidation, as financial hardship hit the club off the field. Players left the club, due to the financial issues, and season 2010–11 saw a virtual fresh team of players start for Hinckley. Again it was a battle against relegation, but after the registration embargo was lifted in November 2010, some new players were brought in and Hinckley dragged themselves away from the relegation zone towards a mid table finish. Season of Struggle Another season of struggle and financial hardship followed in season 2011–12 and the club was relegated on the final day of the season. Off field events became dire for Hinckley United in the 20122013 season and unsurprisingly the club was rooted to the foot of the Conference North all season, and relegation was confirmed in March 2013, having won just 3 matches all season.

Did you know?... Hinckley United, was formed on Wednesday 18 June 1997. A meeting on that date saw shareholders of Hinckley Athletic approve a merger with neighbours Hinckley Town. Merger moves were made immediately at the end of the 1996–97 season when Athletic narrowly missed out on promotion to the Southern League for the third consecutive campaign following finishes of 2nd, 3rd and 2nd again. A meeting of the respective chairmen, Mick Voce (Athletic) and Kevin Downes (Town), established there was some common ground with each club having something positive to offer, and the merger was completed.

Did you know?... Hinckley United began playing their games in 1997 at Middlefield Lane, former home to Hinckley Athletic. Although having the required grade for Southern League and Conference North, it was old and would take a lot of work to upgrade to a better level. Hinckley United spent two years financing, securing land and building a new ground, and in 2005 phase 1 of the stadium was completed. Phase 2 was finished by 2007 adding a full size all weather floodlit pitch and junior changing facilities to the complex.

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Hinckley United, was formed on Wednesday 18 June 1997. A meeting on that date saw shareholders of Hinckley Athletic approve a merger with neighbours Hinckley Town and United inherited Town’s Southern League Midland Division place.

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Founding Members Hinckley subsequently competed in the Birmingham Combination again, the Southern League and West Midlands League before becoming founder members of the Midland Alliance. Meanwhile in 1958 Westfield Wanderers were formed and played in the Hinckley District League. In 1972 they changed their name to Hinckley Town and joined the Leicestershire Senior League, before their successful period in the 1980s with a switch to the Central Midlands League, then the West Midlands (Regional) League and gaining promotion to the Southern League in 1990.

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WHO’S WHO

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Who calls the shots?... Stuart Storer First Team Manager Born 16.1.67 in Rugby. Signed towards the end of 2000-01 from Chesham United. Veteran of nearly 400 league games with Birmingham, Wigan, Bolton and Brighton. Versatile player who excelled in the role of sweeper and played over 300 games for The Knitters. After retiring as a player, he became Assistant Manager before being appointed as Manager in the summer.

Denham Hinds Goalkeeper Re-joined in the summer for his second spell at the club. Previously he played in the strong FA Cup and FA Trophy runs two seasons ago. Played last season with Oadby Town.

Mariusz Kisiel Goalkeeper A recent acquisition from Chasetown who also spent time on trial with Coventry City.

Declan Towers Defender Versatile defender now in his second season after signing from Oadby Town.

James Hicks Defender Recently made his first team debut having graduated through the development side at Hinckley.

James Hartland Defender Has progressed through Hinckley’s development sides to become a member of the first team squad.

Mark Branch Defender

Asa Charlton Defender

Started as a youngster with Walsall, without making a first team appearance. Moved into non-league with Hednesford and Chasetown before joining Hinckley in March.

Experienced defender who counts Telford, Redditch, Halesowen and Leamington amongst his former club, he signed for United in the close season.

Richard Bryan

Grant Jefferies

Defender Played a handful of games at the srtart of last season upon his release from Aston Villa. Represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level.

Gary Moran Defender Signed in the summer from Redditch United to add some expeience to a youthful squad. Previously with Rugby and Solihull.

Jacob Sturgess Defender Close season signing from Rocester, he was previously with Shepshed Dynamo.

Kyle Cartwright Defender Signed in the summer from Daventry Town where he was voted Player of the Season last year.

Defender Another summer recruit who joined after being released from Port Vale.

Oliver Stevenson Defender He was an Academy scholar with Aston Villa before being released in the close season and signing for Hinckley.

Chad Degville Midfielder Signed in the close sesson from Heath Hayes having previously played for Chasetown. Began as a youth teamer at Hednesford.

Jordan Holmes Midfielder Former England Schoolboys international who joined in the summer.


WHO’S WHO

Ben Ford Midfielder Born 03.05.94 in Milton Keynes. Signed on the eve of the season, he has played in the Conference Premier for both Kettering and Nuneaton. Scored a goal on his Hinckley debut. Ford, recently released from local rivals Nuneaton Town, joined Hinckley in August 2013. Ben is a young talented midfielder, strong in the tackle and excellent on the ball.

Marlon Walters Midfielder

Jake Holt Midfielder Young midfielder who came through the youth ranks at Hinckley and made his debut towards the end of the 201011 season. His versatility makes him a key member of the squad.

Anthony Marriott Midfielder Recent signing who previously played for Quorn and Thurnby Rangers.

Midfielder Another summer signing, he joined from Chasetown. He was previously with Halesowen Town and Gresley.

Tom Bates Midfielder Recently signed on loan from Barwell. A left sided midfielder, he was a youngser with Coventry before moving into

Liam Canavan

Experienced striker who joined from Tipton Town. He has also played for Chasetown for whom he scored in ten successive matches.

Striker Young striker who came through the youth development squad and impressed in making several first team appearances last season.

Jarrad Pickering Striker Had a brief spell with Hinckley three seasons ago before returning recently from Lutterworth Athletic. Can also play in defence.

Luke Richards Striker Recruited from local side Burbage Old Boys towards the end of last season and made an immediate impact by scoring on his home debut against Workington.

Danny Dubidat Striker Another summer recruit from Chasetown, he previously played for Tipton Town.

Striker

Abu Hakeem Islam Striker Joined in the early part of the season from Rushall Olympic.

Andy Penny Assistant Manager A popular player who enjoyed three spells at the club as a dominant centre half. He also played for Tamworth, Bedworth and Solihull before turning to management and re-joined Hinckley in the summer as Assistant Manager.

Jamie Lenton Fitness Coach Jamie first signed for Hinckley as a player in 1999 from VS Rugby. He went on to pass over 300 appearances for Hinckley United. Lenton then left the club in 2008, before returning as a First-Team Fitness Coach in 2013

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Started as a youth at Wolverhampton Wanderers before moving into nonleague football. He has also played for Halesowen Town, Evesham United and Redditch United.

non-league with Nuneaton and Bedworth.

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Attic Fodder Ade Roberts Football surveys across the world show that us British fans are by far the most serious collectors of football memorabilia. Surprised? Come on, we’ll buy almost anything the club shops throw at us won’t we? Does this mean we are the most passionate fans, because we want to own everything we can which bares the club logo? does it mean that worldwide, we have the most disposable income to be in a position to buy this memorabilia? Who knows! Most of us feel that attending the match in the first place is costly enough, and that’s before you buy the programme and the half-time raffle ticket on your way to the club shop! Yet, we still dig deep when we get there and see what’s new. In a years time [perhaps less] I dare say there will be a number of Real Madrid shirts in the attics of many Spanish [and English] homes featuring the name ‘Bale’ on the reverse! I could be wrong but I think the guy is well over rated and won’t last too long at Real Madrid. That would be highly unfortunate for those little Spanish kids (and the grown-ups too) that forked out for the shirt baring his name. Most of us have some degree of collectables hidden away in a corner of the loft, whether it’s a pile of programmes, old scarves or match tickets. Some of us only keep the more memorable items of memorabilia, the special stuff, something signed by our favorite player/s or ticket stub and programme a long-gone final. Then there are those who go totally over the top with shirts, programmes, scarves, badges, stickers, books, tickets and the list goes on, and on, and on. Call it passion for the sport or pure lunacy; there are fans out there who would give up a kidney for that elusive programme which they’ve been after for donkeys years.

Call it passion for the sport or pure lunacy; there are fans out there who would give up a kidney for that elusive programme which they’ve been after for donkeys years. In 1999 a survey suggested that British football fans held £15 million worth of memorabilia and it suggested that by 2003, this hoard would be worth double that figure. It’s now 2013 so what’s it all worth today? If only, I had anything worth more than a few quid. Sadly, for the majority, the programmes we have are folded and creased, the scarves are falling apart and the old shirts are bobbled and pulled, shirt sponsors worn away and quite possibly still stained by the beer we drank on the last day of the season to drown our sorrows of yet another mediocre campaign! Lets’ each thank our lucky stars that we don’t support a club barmy enough to splash-out 85.3 million on a player who can only manage 8 keepy-uppies when unveiled to 30,000 adoring [but very expectant]

fans. Incidentally, Bale only made it as far as the bench when in the squad for his country against Macedonia recently. No doubt the ‘Bale’ shirt of Real Madrid will join the old Real shirts of ‘Beckham’, ‘Owen’ and ‘McManaman’ in the lofts of Spanish homes, maybe sooner rather than later! If, after reading this, you feel compelled to dive into the attic in search of your football treasures and fire-up the laptop for an e-bay adventure, don’t blame me if you get less than you wanted for your old souvenirs Enjoy today’s action - be loud, and be proud.

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Adam Ridley, aka SNTTV Welcome to our new feature “one minute with” you our supporters. A simple question and answer to give us all a chance to get to know each other. Put a name to a face, and get that face “yours” into our match day magazine. For full details see below.

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Take Part! If you would like to take part in this feature then contact Louise Sales on misslouisesales@yahoo.co.uk

I am a very proud supporter of the Saints and love everything about the club and the way it is moving forward. I am also the producer, editor, and director of St Neots Town TV station.

None How long have you followed the Saints? 4 years

What changes would you make to the football club?

Who wears the trousers in your house Adam?

Merchandise cabinet in the Gregory suite, with some items for purchase behind the bar.

Me Fish and chips or curry? Both but the clubs fish and chips are the best you can get.

Do you have a favourite player?

Have you passed out through drinking too much alcohol?

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No

What is your occupation?

Do you have a favourite film?

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What’s your favourite colour?

Where do you see us in the next two years?

Most memorable goal?

Blue

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Wine or beer?

Your catchphrase?

Do you have any pets?

Beer

C’mon you Saints!

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Are you scared of anything? The ball hitting my camera.

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WHO’S WHO

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Niall Conroy Goalkeeper Niall is a 21 year old goalkeeper who despite his young age has played over 200 games for our local rivals St Ives Town. Niall has impressed in his few performances for the club at the end of last season. The club have every confidence in Niall making the number 1 jersey his own.

Jordy Nkinga

Edd Adjei

Rene Steer

Defender

Defender

Edd is 21 years old and a versatile left sided player who is comfortable playing at either full back or left midfield, or indeed up front as the second striker. Again a young player under 21 years old Edd has developed into a first class footballer who just loves playing football.

Rene started his football at Arsenal and went on to make one first team appearance before a freak injury playing on loan for Oldham nearly ended his career. Rene first played for St Neots in their Central division championship team but again bad luck hit him again where he was injured in pre season and lost the whole of last season. He is now back in a Saints shirt where he is starting to get back to playing like his old self.

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of club captain of which he certainly leads by example.

Dan is 19 years old was signed at the beginning of season 2013. Having starting his career at Luton Town his last club was Kettering Town where he was very impressive in the games against us. A very strong centre half Dan, has impressed in pre-season and seems to have made the position his own.

Gavin Hoyte Defender Gavin joined the club just after the start of season 2012-2013. A player of great presence he plays at Centre half and after a settling in period began to dominate his position. Gavin is the second oldest player the squad at only 26 years old. Gavin has been given the role

Defender Jordy is 19 years old and plays mainly a centre half but he is also comfortable at full back. Currently finishing his education at Tresham Academy Jordy has played himself into the first team squad.

Theo Davis Defender Theo a 25 year old left back or wide midfielder, who has spent all of the last 18 months recovering from a serious injury. Theo showed just what an outstanding player he is in his come back game last season against Cambridge City. Unfortunately a re-occurrence of the same injury has sidelined him again.

Lewis Hilliard Midfielder 22 year old Lewis started his career with the Rushden and Diamonds, he then spent some time with Hemel

Hempstead before joining St Neots Town. Lewis is now in his fourth season with the Saints having won two championships and numerous cups with the club. A two footed player who can play any midfield position, a free-kick specialist who can score goals from anywhere on the pitch.

Jay Davies Midfielder Jay 21 has previously played for Peterborough United and Woking of whom we paid a transfer fee for his services in Sept 2012. A dynamic midfield playmaker Jay is only 21years old. but a maturity to see a pass way above his young age.

Liam Hurst Midfielder Liam signed a contract with Cambridge United just last season where he made a single first team appearance. He was on loan in the earlier part of the season with Corby Town but called back to United so as he could be loaned out to the Saints. A tenacious midfield player who likes to get forward and score goals. Liam is thought of very highly at Cambridge United and indeed at St Neots Town.

Ryan Sharman Midfielder Ryan a midfield utility player who is very comfortable on the ball has come through the youth teams being captain of the u18s for most of last season before breaking into the first team squad over the last part of last season. Ryan still only 18 years old has shown maturity way beyond his young age.


WHO’S WHO

Midfielder Tom, an 18 year old centre midfield player was previously with Peterborough United. Having been on loan with us for part of last season we were able to secure Tom on a full time basis.

Bobby-Joe Taylor Midfielder

Andy Palmer Midfielder Andy is 23 years old and has joined us from Linton FC in Cambridgeshire. He playes centre midfield and has put in some very commanding preseason appearances. A confident player who has had no trouble stepping up 3 divisions and has now forced his way into the first team squad.

Midfielder Adrian Is 28 years old and joined the club from Burnham at the beginning of the 2011-2012 where he won a championship medal as well as the Hinchinbrooke cup. He left the club for a couple of months in season 2012-2013 to try his luck at a higher level where he was quite outstanding, however because of budget restraints he returned to the Saints and slotted back into his old routine of giving it everything he had

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Kaine is right midfield player with commanding pace. one of our outstanding young players Kaine broke into the first team last season at the tender age of just 18 years old. An injury stopped his progress and Kaine spent the whole of last season recovering. Having played some part in pre-season Kaine is now ready to regain his place in the first team squad for this season.

Striker Dion is one of our young guns, only 17 years old. A striker with a very good turn of pace and good goalscoring record for our U18s last season. Dion played himself into the first team, appearing in the winning Hunts Senior cup final team last season. Dion has impressed in preseason, scored a few goals and has won himself a place in this season’s first team squad.

Karl Safee Striker Karl only 18 years old is a young striker of great quality, being the top goal scorer in our U18s team last season Karl has played his way into the first team squad for this season.

Ola Sogbanmu Striker Ola 21 years old is a tall striker who has previously played for Woking FC and Carshalton Athletic last season. He is a very versatile player who is also very comfortable playing at centre half.

Striker

Kieran Joseph Striker Kieran has joined the club from Kettering Town. He is a very quick lively forward who will cause defences many problems.

Alasan Ann Striker Alasan was a scholar at Luton town until his release during the last post season. He joined Hitchin Town at the start of the season but was played out of position. Alasan is a very strong, young striker who is full of potential.

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Bobby-Joe Taylor joined the club on an initial loan from Cambridge United for 28 days. We have now extended that loan until the end of November. A very quick versatile wide midfield player Bobby-Joe has shown just why Cambridge United have given him a playing contract.

with a wonderful “We will never get beaten” attitude.

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GAME FOR A LAUGH

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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! Alex McLeish “We want to win the match in 90 minutes, even if we have to go to extra time to do it”

Bobby Gould

Ian Abrahams “Victor Obinna could barely hit a cow’s backside with a barn door”

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”I want to see the stats for how many crosses there have been; it’s been incredulous” ”

“The money players are on these days is immoral, but you can’t knock it”

Jamie Redknapp “David Silva literally floats around the pitch”

Steve Claridge “When you lose a goal so early, you’ve always got an uphill mountain”

James Cooper

Paul Lambert

Alan McInally

“Dave Jones got to the final last year and lost in the semi-final this year, so progress has definitely been made”

“That was never a penalty in a million planets”

Paul Merson

“I can’t really pin my colours to which mast I am supporting”

“What a decision from the woman linesman”

Ian Darke

“Aston Villa are four points below the drop zone”

“Landon Donovan is four from four from the penalty spot this season. In other words, he’s scored all of them”

Steve Kean

Ruud Gullit

“No disrespect to Arsenal, but we gave them too much respect”

“Man City needed something and when Johnson did something, something happened”

Darren Gough

“Dzeko was accused of throwing his bathwater out of the pram”

Richard Langley

Iain Dowie

“If Taraabt isn’t on the game, QPR can struggle”

“It’s end to end stuff... all West Brom”

Micky Quinn

Alan Brazil “I’m not going to single individuals out but Yakubu has missed loads of great chances”

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FA Cup 2nd Round Qualifying

Calor League Premier Division

Canvey Island v St Neots Town

Hungerford v St Neots Town

Saturday 28th September 2013 – K.O. 3pm

Saturday 5th October 2013 - K.O. 15:00

Away Ticket Prices: Adults £10, Concessions £6, Children under 16 £1 Opponent Website: www.canveyislandfc.com/home Team Coach Departs: 10-30am Sat Nav Postcode Reference: SS8 7PX

Opponent Website: www.pitchero.com/clubs/hungerfordtownfc Team Coach Departs: 10-00am Sat Nav Postcode Reference: RG17 0AY Round Trip (from St Neots): 232 miles

Travel in style on the Team Coach for only £10pp return Advance bookings (recommended) can be made at the Club Bars, email enquiries@stneotstownfc.co.uk for more information and to check availabilty. Don’t leave it late as spaces are limited to 25 for each game.

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21.09.13 Calor League Premier Division

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Arlesey Town

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Bideford

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Banbury United

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Banbury United

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Hitchin Town

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Bashley

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Cambridge City

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Bedford Town

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Chippenham Town v

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Burnham

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Corby Town

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Chesham United

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Chippenham Town v Redditch United

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Frome Town

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Hungerford Town

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Hungerford Town

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Hinckley United

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Bashley

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Poole Town

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Poole Town

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Burnham

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St Neots Town

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Redditch United

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Biggleswade Town 15:00

Truro City

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St Albans City

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Stourbridge

Weymouth

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Round Trip (from St Neots): 170 miles

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A round up of the results from last weekends’ FA Cup First Round Qualifying. Division One Central Royston Town, trailing after fifteen minutes, scored shortly before half time and again in the final minute to secure a 2-1 win at Premier Division Chesham United and Cirencester Town, behind in the fifth minute, also defeated Premier opposition with a goal in the last minute giving them a 2-1 result at Banbury United while Yate Town, sharing two goals at the interval, scored twice in the opening eight minutes of the second half on the way to a 3-2 home win over Chippenham Town. Elsewhere there were home wins for Bashley, 2-0 over Moneyfields, Bideford, 3-0 against Larkhall Athletic, Bridgwater Town, who scored three minutes from time to beat Merthyr Town 2-1, Chertsey Town, 4-0 over Highmoor Ibis, Clevedon Town, 1-0 against Plymouth Parkway, Corby Town with a 3-0 victory over Northern Premier League Barwell, Daventry Town, 6-1 against Berkhamsted, Didcot Town, 2-1 over North Leigh with the benefit of two own goals in the final twelve minutes, Hungerford Town, 3-0 against Cove, Poole Town, 2-0 over Brockenhurst, St Albans City, 6-1 against Enfield Town, St Ives Town, 4-1 over Dereham Town, St Neots Town, 3-1 against Wroxham, and Truro City, who defeated Street 1-0 with a goal a minute from time.

minute of time added on to draw 2-2 at Harrow Borough and Hitchin Town were held 1-1 at home by Arlesey Town. Aylesbury United came from behind to draw 1-1 at Westfield and Redditch United snatched a 3-3 draw at Atherstone Town with a last minute equaliser while Chalfont St Peter booked a replay at Isthmian Premier Division Metropolitan Police with a creditable 0-0 home draw. Ashford Town (Middx), two ahead just after the break, went down 4-2 at Hampton and Richmond Borough of the Isthmian Premier Division, Hinckley United lost 3-0 at home to Northern Premier League Rushall Olympic, and AFC Totton crashed out 4-0 at Wessex League Sholing with all the home side’s goals coming in the first half.

Shortwood United raced into a three goal lead in the opening nine minutes on the way to a 5-1 victory at Aylesbury and Dunstable Town, having taken the lead on the stroke of half time, scored five times after the break to complete a 6-0 win at Hertford Town with Bedford Town also scoring a half dozen to win 6-2 at Greenhouse London but Hemel Hempstead Town went one better with a resounding 7-0 success at St Margaretsbury while Cambridge City, four ahead at the break, secured a 5-1 win at their Northern Premier League peers King’s Lynn Town. There were also away victories for Burnham, 4-2 at Beaconsfield SYCOB, Stourbridge 3-0 at Evesham United, Weymouth 1-0 at Fareham Town, Rugby Town, who scored twice in the final ten minutes to win 2-1 at Nantwich Town after trailing at the interval, Barton Rovers, who scored twice in the final four minutes to beat Uxbridge, and Mangotsfield United who, having gone behind in the sixth minute, scored right at the end to win 2-1 at Winchester City. Frome Town earned a replay with a last minute own goal giving them a 1-1 home draw against Isthmian League Bognor Regis Town while North Greenford scored in the third

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NON-LEAGUE CLUB NEWS

Truro City LOWRY MAKES TRURO SWITCH Truro City have signed defender Jamie Lowry after he had a short spell with Southern Division One South & West side Tiverton Town. Truro City have signed defender Jamie Lowry after he had a short spell with Southern Division One South & West side Tiverton Town. Lowry is an experienced player, having been with Crewe Alexandra, Chesterfield and Plymouth Argyle.

Chester FC CHESTER BORROW POSH STRIKER Striker Shaq McDonald has been snapped up by Skrill Premier club Chester FC on loan until January 5th 2014. Highly-rated striker McDonald penned a four-year deal at Peterborough United last April after joining from Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South side Chasetown. St Neots Town had also been in negotiations to land the young starlet.

ALL-CHANGE AT REDDITCH Redditch United manager Liam McDonald believes striker Omari Sterling-James has the quality to step up from the Midland Alliance to the Calor League Southern Premier Division. The 20-year-old striker decided to join the Reds from local rivals Alvechurch last Saturday.

Kettering Town POPPIES BACK IN COURT NEXT MONTH Kettering Town will be back in court on Monday, October 7th after they lodged their appeal following the decision to wind the Calor League Southern Division One Central club up last week. The Poppies were wound up in the High Court over a £58,000 debt to Rushden & Diamonds (2008) Ltd relating to rent owed from the club’s time at Nene Park. They immediately applied for a rescission order and will now have their case heard at the beginning of next month where the winding up order could be overturned if they are successful.

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We take a look at what other non-league clubs are doing that’s making the news.

Gosport Borough Alex Pike steered the Privett Park outfit to a brilliant play-off triumph in the Southern League Premier Division last term. The manager is determined to make his side a success at the higher level. However, his hopes of landing early blows have been hampered by restrictions imposed by the Football Conference. The embargo, which is believed to be the result of unresolved tax issues, has left Pike unable to register more than 16 players in his Skrill South squad.

St Albans City WATTERS BECOMES A SAINTS AGAIN St Albans City announced that versatile left-sided player Chris Watters re-signed from Chesham United in time to make his return in Saturday`s FA Cup 6-1 hammering of Enfield Town. Watters was previously with the Saints in 2007, featuring seven times and scoring one goal when the club was in the Conference South. He has also played locally for Boreham Wood, Cheshunt and Hemel Hempstead Town.

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SEASON STATISTICS 2013/14

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

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ATT

COMP

R

Pos

1

2

3

4

Sat 17 Aug

H Weymouth

354

CLPD

0-2

22

Heath

Rodgers

Adjei

Sear

Tue 20 Aug

A Stourbridge

447

CLPD

1-2

22

Heath

Rodgers

Steer

Sear

N

Sat 24 Aug

A Bashley

209

CLPD

3-1

15

Heath

Rodgers

Steer

Sear

Sh

Mon 26 Aug

H Cambridge City

451

CLPD

1-2

18

Heath

Rodgers

Adjei

SEAR

Sat 31 Aug

H Redditch United

231

CLPD

2-3

21

Heath

Rodgers

Steer

SEAR

H

Wed 04 Sep

A Corby Town

317

CLPD

0-1

22

Conroy

Nkinga

Steer

Davies

C

Sat 07 Sep

A Hemel Hempstead

669

CLPD

0-2

22

Conroy

Nkinga

Steer

Sear

C

Sat 14 Sep

H (Wroxham)

232

FAC

3-1

22

Conroy

Wood

Steer

Davies

N

Tue 17 Sep

H Hinckley United

CLPD

Sat 21 Sep

H Truro City

CLPD

Sat 28 Sep

A Canvey Island

Sat 05 Oct

A Hungerford Town

CLPD

Mon 07 Oct

A Hitchin Town

CLPD

Sat 12 Oct

H Biggleswade Town

CLPD

Sat 19 Oct

A (To Be Confirmed)

FAT

Tue 22 Oct

H Chesham United

CLPD

Sat 26 Oct

A Bideford

CLPD

Tue 29 Oct

H Corby Town

CLPD

Sat 02 Nov

A Redditch United

CLPD

Tue 05 Nov

A Hinckley United

CLPD

Sat 09 Nov

H Hemel Hempstead

CLPD

Sat 16 Nov

A Poole Town

CLPD

Sat 23 Nov

H St Albans City

CLPD

Tue 26 Nov

H Bedford Town

CLPD

Sat 30 Nov

A Banbury United

CLPD

Sat 07 Dec

H Frome Town

CLPD

Sat 14 Dec

A Burnham

CLPD

Sat 21 Dec

H Afc Totton

CLPD

Thu 26 Dec

A Cambridge City

CLPD

Sat 28 Dec

H Stourbridge

CLPD

Wed 01 Jan

H Arlesey Town

CLPD

Sat 04 Jan

A Chippenham Town

CLPD

Sat 11 Jan

H Poole Town

CLPD

Sat 18 Jan

A St Albans City

CLPD

Sat 25 Jan

A Bedford Town

CLPD

Sat 01 Feb

H Banbury United

CLPD

Sat 08 Feb

A Frome Town

CLPD

Sat 15 Feb

H Burnham

CLPD

Sat 22 Feb

A Afc Totton

CLPD

Sat 01 Mar

H Hungerford Town

CLPD

Sat 08 Mar

A Truro City

CLPD

Sat 15 Mar

H Hitchin Town

CLPD

Sat 22 Mar

A Biggleswade Town

CLPD

Sat 29 Mar

H Bideford

CLPD

Sat 05 Apr

A Chesham United

CLPD

Sat 12 Apr

A Weymouth

CLPD

Sat 19 Apr

H Bashley

CLPD

Mon 21 Apr

A Arlesey Town

CLPD

Sat 26 Apr

H Chippenham Town

CLPD

Date

Opposition

FAC

C


SEASON STATISTICS 2013/14 Player name in these colours denotes substitute.

6 Steer

Nkinga

7

8

Hilliard

Taylor

9

10

11

Benjamin

Sogbanmu

Fuller

12 Sharman

Crowie

Hilliard

SHARMAN

Benjamin

Adjei

Taylor

Safee

harman

Crowie

HILLIARD

Fuller

BENJAMIN 2

Adjei

Taylor

Sembie-Ferris

14

15

Safee

Palmer

Steer

Crowie

Hilliard

Sharman

Benjamin

Davies

Taylor

Nkinga

Fuller

Hoyte

Crowie

Hilliard

Davies

Benjamin

Palmer

Adjei

SAFEE

Sembie-Ferris

Taylor

Crowie

Hoyte

Hilliard

Sharman

Sogbanmu

Sear

Taylor

Adjei

Joseph

Safee

Crowie

Hoyte

Hilliard

Davies

Sogbanmu

Sharman

Adjei

Nkinga

Hoyte

HILLIARD

HURST

Safee

SEAR

Adjei

Taylor

Joseph

Sharman

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First Team - Calor League Premier Division (08.09.13)

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P

W

D

L

GF

GA

+/-

Pts

Hemel Hempstead Town

7

6

0

1

22

4

18

18

Bideford

7

5

2

0

16

4

12

17

Poole Town

7

5

2

0

15

9

6

17

Chesham United

7

5

1

1

17

10

7

16

St Albans City

7

4

1

2

13

8

5

13

Arlesey Town

7

4

1

2

12

8

4

13

Stourbridge

7

4

0

3

15

9

6

12

Weymouth

7

3

3

1

13

7

6

12

Hitchin Town

7

3

3

1

9

6

3

12

Cambridge City

7

3

3

1

9

7

2

12

Banbury United

7

3

1

3

11

12

-1

10

Corby Town

7

3

1

3

8

13

-5

10

Chippenham Town

7

3

0

4

11

8

3

9

Truro City

7

2

3

2

11

13

-2

9

Burnham

7

2

2

3

9

10

-1

8

Hungerford Town

7

2

1

4

11

10

1

7

Biggleswade Town

7

1

4

2

8

7

1

7

Bedford Town

7

2

1

4

10

20

-10

7

AFC Totton

7

2

0

5

12

21

-9

6

Redditch United

7

2

0

5

9

23

-14

6

Frome Town

7

1

2

4

4

13

-9

5

St Neots Town

7

1

0

6

7

13

-6

3

Hinckley United

7

0

3

4

7

14

-7

3

Bashley

7

0

2

5

6

16

-10

2


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THE TEAMS

ST. NEOTS TOWN

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HINCKLEY UNITED

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Ian Parr

Manager

Stuart Storer

Assistant Manager

Andrew Penny

Carol Holland

Club Physio

Andy Keeley

SQUAD NUMBERS

Rating Goals Rating

SQUAD NUMBERS

1. Niall Conroy (GK)

1. Denham Hinds (GK)

2.

2. Gary Moran

3. Edd Adjei

3. Mark Branch

4. Adrian Sear

4. Marlon Walters

5. Dan Crowie

5. Declan Towers

6. Gavin Hoyte (C)

6. Asa Charlton

7. Lewis Hilliard

7. Chad Degville

8. Jay Davies

8. Ben Ford

9. Ola Sogbanmu

9. Liam Canavan

10.

10. Danny Dubidat

11. Liam Hurst

11. Tom Bates

12. Dion Sembe-Ferris

12. Jarrad Pickering

14. Ryan Sharman

14. Oliver Stevenson

15. Karl Saffee

15. Richard Bryan

16. Kaine Felix

16. Grant Jefferies

17. Tom Wood

17. Jacob Sturgess

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18. Jordy Nkinga 19. Jack Sellick 20. Andy Palmer 21. Alasan Ann 22. Rene Steer 23. Bobby-Joe Taylor Teams will be displayed on the electronic scoreboard Officials: Referee: Rob Smith Assistants: Calum Chittenden & Philip Evans Your Man of the Match

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Match Rating

Opposition Support Rating

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Next Home Game: We value your continued support, thank you Calor League Premier Division St Neots Town v Truro City Saturday 21st September - 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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