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Chairman - Paul Taylor Director of Football - Neil Wilson President - Brian McCartney Secretary - Lynn Ready Treasurer - Alan Walton Committee - Steve Peareth, Ash Rook, John Curry, Dan Thompson, Scott Richardson, Kris Holmes Commercial - Liam Spence and Anthony Rutherford Head of Media - Andrew McDonnell Press Officer - Ross Gregory Programme Editor - Andrew McDonnell Journalist - Tommy Longworth Journalist - Ben Potts Photography - Paula Malone Cafe - Tracey Taylorson

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GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE FIRST MORTGAGE GLEBE FOR TONIGHT’S NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE MATCH WITH THORNABY

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’d like to start off this column by welcoming the players, staff, committee and fans of Thornaby to The First Mortgage Glebe and to all of our fans too, for the first home game of the 2019-20 season. I’m obviously over the moon with the win at the weekend, the lads and the committee are over the moon as well, so it’s a nice place to be after being done off a bad decision last Wednesday night. It’s always nice to win, but when you start setting records, it’s the cherry on top of the cake. It’s important to keep everyone’s feet on the ground though. I sent them a message on Saturday night saying ‘we’re over the moon what we’ve done, scoring all those goals, but keep our feet on the ground’ because we’ve got much bigger tests ahead. Tonight is a bigger test for the lads. There’s going to be bumps along the way, so it’s important that we stay level-headed and take it one game at a time, and we will see where we end up. It’s going to be good to get started at home and hopefully we can get a few more fans in at games this season. We’re looking to increase the fan base and you want to make your home ground a fortress. Although our first three games have been away, we’ve had a good start away from home, so if we can turn The First Mortgage Glebe into a bit of a fortress, then it’ll put us in good stead for the rest of the season. Me and Robin have got our feet firmly on the ground. We’ve brought a lot of good players in, we’ve got a much better squad and we’ve had a better start than last year, but we don’t want to get involved with all the hype with WHICKHAMFC

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people saying that we’re going to win the league or do this or that. We’re just happy to compete this year after the season we had last time out. We want to compete with everyone, being in with a shout of every game and do well in the cups as well. Doing well in the cups is massive for confidence, but it’s also good for the club as well. I’m expecting a tough Northern League game tonight, like they always are. You can’t take any team for granted, whether they’re top of the league, bottom of the league or whether they’ve just been promoted. If you don’t work, then you’ll get done over. I’ve already been on to the lads about this, telling them that nothing changes with the work rate. Three or four players didn’t put it in last Wednesday night and it cost us, so let that be a lesson to us. We’ve got to treat every game like we’re playing the team top of the league or in leagues higher than us and it is important that we go and get a good result because it’ll give us the confidence going into the FA Cup game. We’re using the things people are saying as motivation and it keeps us on our toes. Teams are going to up their game to play us and, to me, from the management side of things and as a player, it’s great because it means that we have to be at the top of our game. It’s easy for people to assume that we have a lot of money, with the players that’ve come in, but we just use our resources well.

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WE TURN OUR ATTENTION BACK TO THE NORTHERN LEAGUE AND WE PLAY HOST TO THORNABY FOR OUR FIRST HOME GAME OF THE SEASON

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verybody is really looking forward to the game tonight as it’s the first home game of the new season, especially after Saturday because everybody is on a high. We’ve also got to take into consideration what we were playing against though. You can only beat what’s in front of you, but tonight is going to be a totally different test. It’s going to be back to normal because every game will be physical and if you don’t work hard, you won’t get the rewards. It doesn’t matter who you’ve got, it doesn’t matter how good you think you are as a team, if you don’t work hard in the Northern League, then you’ll struggle. I’m not reading too much in to the win over Harrogate Railway if I’m being honest. We’ve got to realise what round of the competition that was, no disrespect to them, but the teams that you come up against, at this point, aren’t that great. If we are serious about winning things then we should be blowing them away. We shouldn’t really be conceding, again, no disrespect to our opposition. If that’s where we want to be, that should be a formality. After conceding, we went on to score eight more goals, but it was still disappointing to concede when we were in full control for the full game. It’s still early doors, we can iron those out and I’d rather it happen now than later on. I’m so much more positive now. I think the standards are higher in the squad. Everybody is expecting more. We were happy to accept some of the performances last season. I look at people this season, in this squad, and people aren’t happy to accept that. That’s

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the standards we want here at Whickham, the standards we want and need as an individual and as a team. We have more depth and trust in the squad this season, which allows us to rotate players and rest players when we decide. This will be important as the lads have targets and ambitions for the coming season. It allows us to see a game out and save energy. Last season, every game we played was tight, every game was maximum effort and it takes it’s tole on the team. This showed on Saturday, our game management, not letting things get tense, not giving teams the opportunities to get back into the game. This year, we will be able to get into positions to see games through, rather than getting sucked into the games. We’ve got to be thinking about having a good run in the FA Vase and the FA Cup this season. As a player, at this level, it doesn’t really get any better than that and it would put the club on the map and raise the stature, which would bring in the funds. Look at what Dunston UTS achieved last year, it can go miles for the club if you have a good cup run. Looking to the next round, we play Thornaby. There’s no bad teams in the Northern League. You can look at results all day, but there’s no easy games. The result against Harrogate Railway will not happen in the league, I can guarantee that - I’d love it if we did though. Enjoy the game!

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hickham hat-trick hero Matty Pattison said that he and his teammates were hungry for more goals during their 10-1 win at Harrogate Railway in the FA Cup. The ex-Newcastle midfielder hailed the rout at Station View as the perfect response to the midweek defeat at North Shields. “All the lads were really disappointed after the North Shields game because we know we deserved at least a point from it. This was the perfect way to bounce back with a good performance and plenty of goals”

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hickham have been drawn away to Wearside League First Division side Silksworth CW in the Preliminary Round of the Durham Challenge Cup. The date of the game is tbc, but will take place the week preceding Saturday, September 21. Last season, the Lang Jacks were knocked out of the competition by Hebburn Town after a 4-0 defeat.

WHICKHAM COULD HAVE SCORED MORE GOALS AGAINST HARROGATE RAILWAY, SAYS BULFORD W hickham assistant manager Andrew Bulford says that the Lang Jacks could’ve scored more goals despite cruising through to the next round of the FA Cup. After the 10-1 win over Harrogate Railway, he said: “It could have been a lot more than ten. The goal that made it 2-1 helped because it stopped us switching off. I said to the lads at half-time that once we get the fifth, their heads will be down.” Bulford was also full of praise for the two hat-trick heroes,

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Carl Finnigan and Matty Pattison and said: “Matty and Carl linked up brilliantly today and deserved what they got. It is great for the team because it gives us confidence that our forwards are scoring goals.” The Whickham assistant gave his reaction to the news that his team will face Thornaby at home in the Preliminary Round: “Obviously we play them on Wednesday, so that will give us an idea. They are a Northern League side and if we aren’t on it, we will get done”.

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t all began back in 1944 when the club was formed under the name of Axwell Park Colliery Welfare, although they were colloquially termed the Home Guard Team. Early on, the side played in the Derwent Valley League, before switching to the Northern Combination and, in 1974, to the Wearside League. Whickham enjoyed quite a degree of success at this level before joining the Northern League Second Division in 1988. Having reached the Semi-Final of the FA Vase in 197879, losing to Almondsbury Greenway, it was in 1981 that Whickham had their finest hour. The club went all the way to the Twin Towers in the final of the FA Vase after a titanic struggle to overcome Windsor Eton in the semi-final. An estimated 5,000 fans followed Whickham to Wembley. Willenhall FC, from the Midlands, awaited on the big day. In a gripping Final, Whickham came back from 2-0 down to level at 2-2 at full-time with goals from Alan Scott and Ronnie Williamson, taking the game into extra-time. Ecstasy followed when Billy Cawthra broke away to win it 3-2 to send the trophy back up to Tyneside. After just one season in the Second Division, under the management of Billy Hodgson, the club gained promotion for the first time into the First Division in 1989 and spent three seasons there before being relegated in 1992. Another promotion came in 1995 when they won the Second Division. A further two seasons was spent in the First Division before another relegation in 1997 back into the Second Division. Without the intervention of Tony Ainley in the 1999-2000 season, the club was in grave danger of going out of business.

Tony’s first two seasons were about survival and over the next three or four years, major changes happened and Whickham’s hard work was rewarded when they won the Durham Challenge Cup. Two late goals from Kenny Boyle and Ian Robson snatched the Lang Jacks an amazing victory against a very goof Billingham Synthonia side. The following season, Whickham won the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup after defeating Penrith in an exciting shoot-out. After Tony relinquished his managerial position, there was lots of chopping and changing before Robin Falcus was appointed in 2013. The 2012-13 season was a tough learning curve for Robin and Kris Holmes, his assistant, but the club decided to stick with a plan. Robin began to build, and things took aim. The Lang Jacks finished sixth (the highest in six years) in 2017 after a rollercoaster season and in the following season, things turned to magic. The aim was to Improve on the previous season and that was well and truly smashed. In a tough, competitive league, Robin managed to build a young and hungry side, which defied the odds and were a surprise package, finishing third in the league after a dramatic last day of the season. Third was enough for the club to secure promotion into Division One for the first time in 21 years. In their first season back in Northern League Division One, it was a difficult campaign for the Lang Jacks, who finished second-bottom, but they still remained in the league and have built a strong squad ahead of the 2019-20 season - Robin’s eighth season in charge of Whickham.

Whickham FC celebrate winning the FA Vase at the old Wembley in 1981

The Lang Jacks celebrate clinching promotion to Division One in 2018

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Adam Bartlett

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Barts was the first signing of the summer. One of the best ‘keepers in non-league, he previously played for York City, Darlington, Gateshead and also Hereford United.

Matthew Grieve

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Matty is another former NUFC Academy player. He is solid at the back and is now into his second season with the club after signing from Newcastle Benfield.

Stephen Little

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Stephen also arrived from Consett last season and has experience in abundance. The centre-back was also formerly of West Allotment, Bedlington and Blyth AFC.

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Ryan Lumsden

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Ryan also arrived in the summer and the young shot-stopper is an exciting player, who will provide competition after signing from Gateshead.

Sam Hedley

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Sam is another player, who can play anywhere across the back line and always does an excellent job. One of the longest serving players at the club now.

Dale Burrell

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A playmaker in the middle of the park, Dale is in his second season with the club. He enjoys the ball at his feet and also chips in with goals at crucial times.

Kieran Galbraith

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One of the best defender’s in the league, Kieran arrived from Bishop Auckland in the summer. He is a leader at the back and is excellent in the air and on the ground.

Tom Howard

Lewis also signed from Bishop Auckland this summer. He can play in defence or just in front of the back line and is a great addition to the squad.

Clark Kay

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Tom is a former Sunderland youngster and has proved to be an excellent addition. The full-back can get forward with pace, but is also fantastic defensively.

Chad Collins

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Clark arrived from Consett last season and is a modernday full-back. He enjoys getting forward at every opportunity, but is also solid in defence.

Conor Newton

Chad signed back with the club in the summer and has shown quality from the start. He is another player, who is always among the goals scoring or creating them.

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Conor is a very experienced midfielder, who was previously with Hartlepool United. He brings a level head and quality into the Whickham midfield.

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Kyle Oliver

Kyle signed from Seaham Red Star last season, and won the Division Two title with Blyth AFC in 2018. He is another playmaker and is also a very versatile player.

Andrew Bulford

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A veteran centre-forward, who won the FA Vase with Dunston UTS. He is also the assistant manager of the team and will also continue playing this season.

Kelvin Thear

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Matty was formerly with NUFC and Norwich City and has also been capped by South Africa. The midfielder arrived at the club from South Shields.

Max Cowburn

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Max arrived from South Shields last season and is a real threat down the wing. He will continue scoring goals and creating chances for his teammates.

Robin Falcus

Kelvin is another young winger, who provides real pace and threat down the flank. He signed from Dunston UTS and is in his second season with the club.

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Ross Peareth

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Ross is the longest-serving player at the club and has played over 300 games for Whickham. He leads by example in the middle of the park.

Carl Finnigan

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Carl is another marquee signing for the club, arriving from South Shields. The forward won the FA Vase back in 2017 and has played in a number of countries.

Jordan Moore

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Jordan is in his third season with the club, having previously been with Ryton & Crawcrook Albion. He is now looking after a youth side at Sunderland AFC.

Tom Scothern

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Another former Sunderland Academy player, Tom arrived at the club in the summer. He played in the U18 Premier League and will be a key player this season.

Lee McAndrew

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Lee signed from Ashington this summer. The winger is a two-time FA Vase winner and will cause nightmares for opposition defender’s with his trickery.

Hed Correia

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Hed came to the club last season and will continue to be the club physio this season. His role within the team is vital as he looks after the players.

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he signing of Carl Finnigan was one of the marquee arrivals this summer with the striker having an illustrious career in the professional game and also in non-league football. The 32-year-old won just about everything on offer with his previous club, South Shields, including the FA Vase back in 2017, where he opened the scoring at Wembley Stadium. Finnigan believes that “progression” is key for the club and the striker is aiming to finish high in the Northern League Division One table this season, while also having a good cup run. “Progression is the key,” he said. “Last year was maybe a shock to the system, getting promotion the previous season and finding out how difficult the Northern League can be. “Finishing second-bottom and struggling was maybe an eye-opener. Willa and Robin have recruited well and we’ve got a nice squad and team together. “As a group of players and management, we want to progress from last year and try and finish as high up in the league as we can. On paper, the quality with the group of players that we’ve got, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be up there challenging come the end of the

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season. You’ve got to have that ambition with anything in life that you want the best and do the best you can. “Why not aim to finish in the top spot of the league? With regards to the cups, we started unbelievably well with the FA Cup. “That couldn’t have gone much better, we done a very professional job over a team of a similar standard to us. There’s no reason why we can’t have a little run in the FA Cup. “The FA Vase is another story altogether because we’re against teams at our level. With the group of players that we’ve got, if everyone is fit and available, we should be one of the strongest teams in that competition as well.” Finnigan started his career with Newcastle United before going on to make over 100 appearances for Scottish side Falkirk during a four-year spell. He went on to play in South Africa and Botswana and made his return to England in 2016, where he had three trophy-laden seasons with the Mariners. The forward is looking to use those past experiences to help with the progression he wants here at Whickham. He added: “I hope all the experiences I’ve got with football, experiencing the game in three WHICKHAMFC

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THE GLEBE or four different countries, in different climates and environments and different crowds - 50 and 60,000 up in Scotland and even down to the 1,500/2,000 we were getting at Shields. “It’s been an array of experienced that I’ve managed to pick up over the years and I’d love to be able to help anyone in terms of training, attitudes in training or any inside I can give. “On the pitch with leadership, the way I like to lead the line and to boss and control games the best I can. I’d like to think players will see that and follow suit with it. There’s nothing better than looking at your teammates and knowing they’ve got your back and that you’ve got full trust in their ability - I’d like to think I am one of those players.” There’s always one thing on Finnigan’s mind though, and that is scoring goals, However, he also admitted that he takes great pride in also creating chances for his teammates. “As a striker, you want to score goals,” Finnigan stated. “Quite often you’re dependent on the service that you get as to whether how many goals you score. With the group of players that we’ve got in that squad, the chances that they’ve created for me and I’ve helped create for them has been in abundance. “That’s a credit to the way we’ve set up as a team and the mentality and the attitudes when we’ve approached the games that we’ve played so far. “I’m delighted to have got off to a flying start with the goals and I’ve got enough confidence in my ability that, if I stay fit and we’ve got a good group of lads creating chances, that I’ll definitely take the chances and score plenty of goals for the club.” The ambition of the club is there for all to see and Finnigan recalled how his move to Whickham came about and admitted that the project is one he couldn’t turn down. He said: “I had meetings with Willa and Robin to discuss what their plans were and where they saw the club going. It all sounded very positive and bright, that they wanted to develop the club and move it forward. “I think Willa has that ambition for Whickham and I was keen to be a part of that to see if I can influence that progression. I’ve got to mention as well that, at this stage in my life, I was looking for an opportunity and career away from football and Willa offered me a very good opportunity in his business to get started with something fresh.” WHICKHAMFC

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arl Finnigan and Matty Pattison both scored hat-tricks as Whickham progressed through to the next round of the Emirates FA Cup after the record-breaking 10-1 thrashing of Harrogate Railway. Sam Hedley opened the scoring with a crosscome-shot from the right, which floated over the ‘keeper and into the net. Pattison scored his first of the game soon after before the hosts pulled a goal back through James Healey. Whickham doubled their advantage on 35 minutes. Dale Burrell’s header bounced off the crossbar, but the rebound was swept home by Pattison from close range. Finnigan found the net for the first time, just before half-time, but it wasn’t long before the

striker wrapped up a 15-minute hat-trick, with the latter two goals coming after winger Lee McAndrew drove down the left and produced a brilliant cross into the area. Kelvin Thear continued the scoring on 69 minutes. The winger drove into the box, from the left, evaded a challenge and drove the ball past the ‘keeper at the near post. Just three minutes later, Finnigan scored his fourth of the afternoon - making it six goals in his first three games as a Whickham player, but the Lang Jacks weren’t quite finished there. Dale Burrell was among the goals on 85 minutes and Pattison wrapped up his hat-trick two minutes later. The Lang Jacks will play host to Thornaby in the next round of the FA Cup.

POST-MATCH REACTION

MATTY PATTISON: “It was very pleasing for me and the lads. We put a good performance in and started well, that was the main thing. It set us up for the rest of the afternoon, we played some good stuff and played a lot of football in their half, which is what Bully wanted. It’s always nice to get a lot of goals and what was very good was that we didn’t stop. When we got one, we went and got another one. We were hungry for more, we kept pressing and we never took our foot off the gas. There’s a lot of positives to take from that and it was thoroughly deserved.”

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ur 2018-19 U13 Whickham FC Boys were entrants in to the 2019 UEFA Hattem Trophy in the Netherlands, a prestigious competition played in the wonderful facilities of VV Hattem and SV Hatto Heim. There were 24 teams entered from around Europe: The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Denmark and of course England’s sole representation, Whickham FC. It is based around the Champions League format of group stage and subsequent knockout games over two days. Winners stay, losers go home! Excitement built during a picturesque journey, which started at Newcastle Airport and ending by coach in the Historic moatsurrounded town of Elburg. An early start to Day 1 with a 9:30am Kick Off against a favoured local team. Group Stage Whickham 0-0 Sporting Martinus (NL) Plenty of Chances for Whickham, but a lack of a killer instinct. Solid at the back from Thompson and Gillespie, who ensured a

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complete shut-out for Hughes in goal. RW Damme (DE) 0-3 Whickham (Mallaburn 2, Coleby 1) - Boom, up and running! Mallaburn strikes beautifully from distance to open the floodgates and adds a cool chipped second. Coleby rounds off the scoring with a neat turn and finish. VV Lunteren (NL) 1-3 Whickham (Burt 1, Bewicke 2) - A must-win game and we fall behind to the softest penalty you’ll ever see! The referee actually apologised afterwards, fair play to the KNVB official! Towering

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header from Finlow slammed in on the line by Burt levels the scores and a quick-fire double by Bewicke wrapped up a convincing win. Knockout Stage achieved! Day 2: Knockout Stage Quarter Final: Aulum IF (DK) 0-3 Whickham (Bewicke 2, Finlow 1) - The Danes were well fancied in the tournament, having won their group convincingly, but we taught them a footballing lesson here! Bewicke outpaced the defence to open the scoring early before powering a header home to double the lead. Robbins’ dummy sets up Finlow to score an outrageous third from distance, he tells us it was a well-placed shot. In the stands, Charlie Loveday is getting quite a following for his speed of feet with constant chants of “Charlie’s On Fire…” from the Dutch! Semi Final VV Baronie (NL) 0-2 Whickham (Bewicke 2) - Some mastery on the ball in midfield from Hughes and Richardson sees the ball fed to Duffy, who tries for the through ball. Bewicke hassles the Baronie defender into a short backpass before swiftly gathering the ball and rounding the ‘keeper to score for an early lead. Then a Mallaburn cross caught the keeper out. He spilled under pressure from Bewicke, who again snapped up the pieces to make it 2-0! We are in the final!!

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The 2019 UEFA Hattem Trophy Final WZC Wapenveld (NL) v Whickham FC (EN) A nervy game, but one we largely controlled. The deadlock was broken when Duffy’s cross was met by Burt and headed into the path of Bewicke, who doesn’t miss from the six-yard line, despite a six-foot goalkeeper! It’s 1-0 to Whickham. Plenty more chances, fullblooded tackles from Gillespie and Robbins, and a great save from Hughes in goal to ensure the trophy comes home to Whickham. What a performance, what a weekend! WZC Wapenveld 0-1 Whickham (Bewicke) Whickham FC are the 2019 UEFA Hattem Trophy Champions, without conceding a goal from open play in the entire tournament! Also pleasing was the large home crowd, whose own teams were eliminated in the knockout stages, but still cheered us on – not only being the best footballing team in the tournament, but genuinely the best individuals you could wish for. Some achievement from this squad of players. We plan to defend our trophy in 2021 when it is next held at our age of U15. Hattem Trophy 2019 Squad 1. James Hughes; 3. Charlie Gillespie (c); 5. Joseph Hughes; 6. Euan Finlow; 7. Harry Coleby; 8. Joe Thompson; 9. Kobe Bewicke; 10. Michael Mallaburn-Armory; 11. Josh Robbins; 15. Charlie Loveday; 16. Rhys Burt; 18. Jack Duffy; 20. Fin Richardson

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hickham will be full of confidence going into tonight’s game after a record-breaking afternoon in the Emirates FA Cup last Saturday. The Lang Jacks produced their best win in the competition, in the club’s history, after thrashing Harrogate Railway 10-1. Carl Finnigan and Matty Pattison both scored hat-tricks on a ruthless afternoon. In the league so far, Whickham have played two games. They won their opener away to Newton Aycliffe, but were edged out by North Shields in the second game.

MANAGER: ROBIN FALCUS

WHICKHAM FORM GUIDE: LAST SIX GAMES

WON 10-1 LOST 1-0 WON 3-0 WON 9-0 DREW 5-5 DREW 1-1 10/08/19 07/08/19 03/08/19 31/07/19 27/07/19 20/07/19 FA Cup eNL1 eNL1 Friendly Friendly Friendly

MAN IN THE MIDDLE MR CRAIG DEAN

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raig Dean is now into his 15th season as a referee. His first game was on the line for the match between South Shields and Seaham Red Star. Dean’s first game as a referee was actually at The Glebe as he took charge of the game between Whickham and Marske United. He was a Division Two referee for five years and has been in the middle of Division One games and Evo-Stik East Division games for the last seven seasons. Dean’s stand-out game was the Evo-Stik Play-Off semifinal between Spennymoor Town and Darlington, in front of 3,000 spectators.

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fter conceding eight goals against Shildon on the opening day of the season, which was Thornaby’s first game back in Division One, they followed that up by beating Bishop Auckland 2-0 in the Emirates FA Cup. Ian Ward and Lewis Murphy scored the important goals on a historic afternoon last Saturday, which sent the Bishop’s out of the cup and Thornaby will take on Whickham in the next round. The two sides will face each other tonight and in just a week-and-a-half.

MANAGER: STEVEN BELL

THORNABY FORM GUIDE: LAST SIX GAMES

WON 2-0 LOST 8-1 WON 2-1 WON 3-0 LOST 2-0 WON 6-0 10/08/19 03/08/19 23/07/19 19/07/19 16/07/19 13/07/19 FA Cup eNL1 Friendly Friendly Friendly Friendly

LAST MATCH

vs BISHOP AUCKLAND (A) - 10/08/19

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hornaby progressed through to the Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup after a brilliant display against fellow Northern League Division One side, Bishop Auckland. Bishop’s striker Andrew Johnson had a couple of openings inside the first eight minutes of the game, however, it was the visitors that took the

lead, midway through the firsthalf at Heritage Park. A cross way swung into the penalty area and Ian Ward headed home off the crossbar. Callum Munro went close for the hosts before half-time. Thornaby doubled their advantage in the game, just before the hour mark. A quick counter attack was rounded off by Lewis Murphy.

It was to be Thornaby’s day as Bishop’s went close to pulling a goal back when Jordan Lee’s effort, from the edge of the penalty area, rattled the crossbar. Thornaby: Dawson, Dougall, Wilson, Bailey, Guru, Drummond, Scaife-Wheatley, Green, Murphy, Chapman Substitutes: Potshill, Crainey, Jackson, Hutchinson 21


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DATE: 07.08.19 | COMPETITION: NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISIONE ONE | VENUE: DAREN PERSSON STADIUM

NORTH SHIELDS

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hickham were undone by a dubious second-half penalty as they were edged out 1-0 by North Shields. Adam Bartlett kept the visitor’s level with two brilliant saves in the first-half, while Kelvin Thear hit the post and Carl Finnigan was denied by the Robins’ shot-stopper at the other end of the pitch. The game turned when the referee awarded a penalty to the hosts, on 66 minutes, despite Dale Burrell winning the ball in the penalty area. Kyle Patton stepped up and converted the spot-kick and the Robins managed to see the game through to inflict the first defeat of the season on the Lang Jacks.

MATCH STATS

STATS

11 5 6 9 11 3

TOTAL SHOTS SHOTS ON SHOTS OFF CORNERS FOULS OFFSIDES

5 4 1 2 16 1

North Shields: Purvis, Christensen, McDonald, New, Williams, Buchanan, Patton, Forster, Campbell (Bainbridge, 82), Carr, Robinson (McCarthy, 78) Subs Not Used: Cunningham, Van-Zandvliet, Hall Whickham: Bartlett, Howard, Kay (Scothern, 74), Grieve, Little, Burrell, McAndrew (Pattison, 69), Newton, Finnigan, Collins, Thear (Cowburn, 46) Subs Not Used: Lumsden, Oliver Goals: 1-0, 68 min, Patton (Pen) Referee: Michael Burrows Assistants: Gregg Hargrave and Matthew Cain Attendance: 340


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THE VISITORS

FOUNDED: 1980 | MANAGER: PAUL EDWARDS CHAIRMAN: PAUL GIBSON | GROUND: TEESDALE PARK COLOURS: BLUE | NICKNAME: THE BLUES

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hornaby made their longawaited return to Northern League Division One after gaining promotion following a secondplace finish in Division Two last season. The Blues had a very impressive campaign, where they were pipped to the league title by Billingham Town on the final day of the 201819 season. Nevertheless, the disappointment would’ve been short-lived as the celebrations could begin. Thornaby’s 13-year absence from Division One was over and topflight Northern League football was returning to Teesdale Park. In the 2005-06 season, Thornaby

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were demoted to Division Two due to the poor quality of their ground, despite finishing 17th in the league table. During their time in the Second Division, they finished as runners-up in the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup in the 2009-10 season. On August 3, Thornaby travelled to Shildon for their season-opener. However, things didn’t go as they’d have liked as they were thrashed 8-1 by the Railwaymen. Manager Steven Bell picked the team back up and the Blues progressed through to the Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup after a terrific 2-0 victory over Bishop Auckland last weekend.

HONOURS Northern League Division Two 1987-88, 1991-92 Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup Runners-Up 2009-10 Record FA Cup Performance Fourth Qualifying Round 1992-93 Record FA Vase Performance Third Round 1997-98

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KYRAN CLARK

POSITION: Striker AGE: 23 LAST CLUB: Redcar Newmarket

NATHAN GURU

POSITION: Defender AGE: 19 LAST CLUB: Middlesbrough

IAN WARD

Kyran was with Thornaby last season as they clinched promotion from Northern League Division Two. After suffering an injury, the 23-yearold striker is getting back to fitness and will be hoping to make an impact in Division One this season. The centre-forward enjoys the ball at his feet and certainly knows where the back of the net is. He can be played up top as an out-and-out striker or his pace can cause defender’s real problem out on either wing.

Guru was a big coup for Thornaby as they looked to strengthen their squad for their first season back in Division One. After being released from Championship side Middlesbrough, he was quickly snapped up by the Blues and the 19-year-old defender will be hoping to be a real leader in this team. He is comfortable with the ball at his feet, but is also an aerial threat when it comes to set-pieces. Guru will be one of the players to watch tonight.

Ward is a big, strong centreforward, who likes to have the ball at his feet, while the rest of the team join in the attack. He joined Thornaby from Newton Aycliffe last season and was part of the team that finished as runners-up in Division Two last season. The striker has vast experience in non-league football having also played for Spennymoor Town, Bishop Auckland, Queen of the South, Esh Winning, Durham City and also Darlington.

POSITION: Striker AGE: 33 LAST CLUB: Newton Aycliffe

THE MANAGER

STEVEN BELL Bell is now entering his third season with Thornaby and enjoyed a very successful campaign in 2018-19. He was at the helm - his second season in charge - as the Blues gained promotion to Northern League Division One after finishing second in the Division

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Two table last season. After a hugely disappointing opening game, where Thornaby conceded eight goals against Shildon, Bell guided the team back as they beat Bishop Auckland 2-0 in the Emirates FA Cup last weekend.

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BEST OF THE REST INTRODUCING THE THORNABY SQUAD FOR TONIGHT’S MATCH

JAMES DAWSON

MICHAEL DUFF

ANDREW BURTON

Dawson is a top goalkeeper, who was previously on the books with Leeds United and Hartlepool United before putting pen to paper and joining Thornaby.

Another brilliant shot-stopper in the Thornaby squad, Duff was with Thornaby for three years before leaving for Billingham Town, but has returned back to the Blues.

Burton is a veteran defender, who started off with the Middlesbrough Academy and went on to play for Spennymoor Town, Whitby Town and a few others.

GOALKEEPER

GOALKEEPER

DEFENDER

ALEX DOUGALL

LUKE DRUMMOND

JOE POSTHILL

Dougall was with Stokesley when they won the Division Two title in 2010. He can play centre-back or right-back and is as reliable as they come - also formerly of Marske United.

Drummond is another player, who joined Thornaby after playing for the Middlesbrough Academy. The young defender is solid at the back and is a leader.

Posthill is a right-back, who is also a great attacking player. He is consistently up and down the wing and was previously with the Hartlepool United Academy and Stockton Town.

DEFENDER

DEFENDER

DEFENDER

JOSH SIMPSON

JORDAN WILSON

JACK BAILEY

Simpson arrived last season from BEADS FC and has made the position his own since joining the club. He is a versatile player and is also a reliable one for the team.

Wilson is another full-back, who can also slot in where needed. He is a great attacking full-back and does a fantastic job for the team. The defender also enjoys a good tackle.

Recent addition for Thornaby, Bailey returns to the club after spending four years out in the United States. Bailey is a ball-playing midfielder and is a versatile player.

DEFENDER

DEFENDER

MIDFIELDER

TAYLOR CRAINEY

LEWIS GREEN

JOE SCAIFE-WHEATLEY

Crainey is a reliable midfielder, who enjoys the ball at his feet in the middle of the park. He is a player you can rely on and signed for Thornaby from Guisborough Town.

Green arrived back at Thornaby this summer following a spell with Division Two side Easington Colliery. He played for the Blues in 2018 and is now back with the club.

Scaife-Wheatley arrived at Thornaby last season after putting pen to paper from Stockton Town. The midfielder is the heartbeat of the team and is the club captain.

MIDFIELDER

MIDFIELDER

MIDFIELDER

DANIEL CHAPMAN

BEN JACKSON

LEWIS MURPHY

Chapman was at Whinney Banks since he was a kid, before moving on to Billingham Synthonia. He has made his move to Thornaby and is a great forward player.

Jackson is another player, who had been with Thornaby before spells with Billingham Synthonia and Guisborough Town. He is also from the Middlesbrough Academy.

Murphy is a tricky forward player, who uses his pace to his advantage when it comes to driving at opposing players. He has the ability to start or come on and make an impact.

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THORNABY SUPPORTER STEVE HARLAND IS THE FIRST PERSON TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR OUR NEW FEATURE... How long have you followed Thornaby?

and fell in love with the club and have never left since.

This will be my tenth season following the Blues. The changes I’ve seen in the club, on and off the field, are incredible. When I first went to Teesdale Park the pitch had been churned up the night before by someone driving a car on it and the attendance was 23 and two stray dogs. Now we have one of the best grounds in the league

Are there any Whickham players that you’re wary of? It’s still early in the season to know who the danger men are, but two goals on the opening day says that Carl Finnigan is the man to watch. What can we expect from this Thornaby team tonight? Hopefully a challenging game! I think after the opening game against Shildon, teams will be looking to score a bag full against us. I expect us to rise to that challenge and show we can compete in the First Division.

and crowds averaging in the hundreds not the tens

Who would you say is your key player?

What originally attracted you to non-league football?

I hate to single anyone out as, ultimately, we win and lose as team, but someone I always enjoy watching is ladies favourite Jordan Wilson. He is a creative player, solid when defending, but quick and able to create chances going forward. The Teesside Cafu.

I was a season ticket holder at Middlesbrough for many, many years, but grew disillusioned with the professional game, in particular the idea that I was now a customer and no longer a fan. That and ridiculous over-the-top stewarding and policing sucked all the fun out of it for me. So, I ended up looking for a local non-league side to get involved with. I found my way to Thornaby WHICKHAMFC

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finishing one place above the relegation spot would be a success. Not to sound pessimistic, but this is a very tough league with some very good sides and we need to rise to the challenge to remain in the division and then build from there next season. But I think we are capable of lower mid-table if we get up to speed. If you could persuade football fans to come watch non-league, what would you say to them? Getting involved with Thornaby was the best football decision I’ve made. Seeing the growth of my local club over the years, and knowing that every penny I’ve spent goes to keeping the club going, instils a real sense of pride. Every fan of a non-league side counts, you make a difference whether you just watch the game or get involved with the running of the club. It has a sense of family and belonging that no longer exists in the professional leagues in this country. Finally, score prediction for the game? You can gurantee if I go for a Thornaby win I will curse us, so I will be liberal as say an away point for us 1-1. NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE 27


SOCIAL MEDIA

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HERE’S SOME OF THE BEST POSTS INVOLVING WHICKHAM ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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he first edition of our Social Media column contains a variety of posts from Twitter and Instagram. On the right, Carl Finnigan posted this picture, holding a Whickham shirt back when he signed with the Lang Jacks. Below, defender Tom Howard shared an image from the North Shields game, which shows him tracking back and closing down the attacking player. Next to that, BBC Newcastle, who spoke with Assistant Manager Andrew Bulford after the recordbreaking 10-1 win in the Emirates FA Cup, tweeted about the local football round-up. The Northern League ran a poll last weekend to let fans decide the Team of the Day in the FA Cup. With 37% of the vote, Whickham came out on top, with Hebburn Town picking up 31% of the votes, Billingham Town 22% and Newcastle Benfield 10%. Tony Incenzo also tweeted about our win away to Harrogate Railway last weekend.

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TEAM

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W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

1

Shildon

2

2

0

0

13

2

+11

6

2

Hebburn Town

2

2

0

0

8

1

+7

6

3

Consett

2

2

0

0

4

2

+2

6

4

Sunderland RCA

2

2

0

0

4

2

+2

6

5

Bishop Auckland

2

1

1

0

5

4

+1

4

6

Stockton Town

1

1

0

0

6

0

+6

3

7

Whickham

2

1

0

1

3

1

+2

3

8

Guisborough Town

2

1

0

1

3

2

+1

3

9

North Shields

2

1

0

1

2

2

0

3

10

Newton Aycliffe

2

1

0

1

1

3

-2

3

11

Ashington

2

1

0

1

3

6

-3

3

12

Billingham Town

2

1

0

1

3

6

-3

3

13

Newcastle Benfield

2

0

1

1

3

4

-1

1

14

West Auckland Town

2

0

1

1

3

4

-1

1

15

Seaham Red Star

2

0

1

1

2

4

-2

1

16

Whitley Bay

2

0

1

1

1

4

-3

1

17

Ryhope CW

2

0

1

1

3

7

-4

1

18

Northallerton Town

2

0

0

2

0

2

-2

0

19

Penrith

2

0

0

2

2

6

-4

0

20

Thornaby

1

0

0

1

1

8

-7

0

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W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

1

Shildon

2

2

0

0

13

2

+11

6

2

Hebburn Town

2

2

0

0

8

1

+7

6

3

Consett

2

2

0

0

4

2

+2

6

4

Sunderland RCA

2

2

0

0

4

2

+2

6

5

Bishop Auckland

2

1

1

0

5

4

+1

4

6

Stockton Town

1

1

0

0

6

0

+6

3

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TOP GOALSCORERS POS

PLAYER

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GOALS

1

Graeme Armstrong

Hebburn Town

5

2

Billy Greulich-Smith

Shildon

4

3

Matty Robson

Shildon

3

4

Dan Taggart

Ashington

2

5

Carl Finnigan

Whickham

2

6

Dylan Elliott

Sunderland RCA

2

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FIXTURES & RESULTS Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Ashington 3-1 West Auckland Town Hebburn Town 3-0 Penrith Shildon 5-1 Ryhope CW Whitley Bay 0-3 Billingham Town Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Bishop Auckland 2-2 Seaham Red Star Guisborough Town 1-2 Sunderland RCA Newcastle Benfield 2-3 Consett North Shields 1-0 Whickham Northallerton Town 0-1 Newton Aycliffe Saturday, August 10, 2019 (FA CUP) Ashington 2-0 Albion Sports Billingham Town 3-0 Yorkshire Amateur Bishop Auckland 0-2 Thornaby Consett 1-1 Dunston UTS Harrogate Railway 1-10 Whickham Knaresborough Town 0-3 Newcastle Benfield Newton Aycliffe 0-2 Northallerton Town North Shields 2-2 Guisborough Town Nostell Miners Welfare 2-2 Stockton Town Seaham Red Star 4-2 Penrith Shildon 0-0 Garforth Town Sunderland RCA 0-0 Ryhope CW Whitley Bay 1-7 Hebburn Town West Auckland Town 1-3 Bridlington Town Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Billingham Town vs Hebburn Town Seaham Red Star vs Ashington West Auckland Town vs Newcastle Benfield Whitley Bay vs Bishop Auckland Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Whickham vs Thornaby FA Cup - Extra Preliminary Round Replay Guisborough Town vs North Shields Stockton Town vs Nostell Miners Welfare Saturday, August 17, 2019 Billingham Town vs Ashington Bishop Auckland vs Stockton Town Consett vs Thornaby Hebburn Town vs Guisborough Town Penrith vs Newcastle Benfield Seaham Red Star vs Northallerton Town Sunderland RCA vs Whickham West Auckland Town vs North Shields Whitley Bay vs Ryhope CW Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Ashington vs Whitley Bay Ryhope CW vs Consett Thornaby vs Newton Aycliffe

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GUI

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1-1

NBF

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NAY

2-1

NSH

1-0

NOR

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NBF

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AFC Bournemouth

Everton

Newcastle United

Watford

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The Cherries

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SQUAD STATS

ALL INFORMATION CORRECT UP TO AND INCLUDING 10/08/19

2019-20 SEASON STATISTICS PLAYER

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LEAGUE

CUP

APS

GLS

APS

WHICKHAM FC CAREER RECORD

TOTAL

LEAGUE

CUP

TOTAL

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APS

GLS

Adam Bartlett

GK

2

0

1

0

3

0

2

0

1

0

3

0

Andrew Bulford

FOR

0

0

0

0

0

0

45

28

7

2

52

30

Dale Burrell

MID

2

0

1

1

3

1

32

4

5

3

37

7

Chad Collins

MID

2

0

0

0

2

0

120

31

26

5

146

36

Max Cowburn

FOR

2

0

1

0

3

0

23

7

2

0

25

7

Carl Finnigan

FOR

2

2

1

4

3

6

2

2

1

4

3

6

Kieran Galbraith

DEF

1

0

1

0

2

0

1

0

1

0

2

0

Lewis Gibbons

DEF

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Matthew Grieve

DEF

2

0

1

0

3

0

24

1

3

0

27

1

Sam Hedley

DEF

0

0

1

1

1

1

84

2

16

1

100

3

Tom Howard

DEF

2

0

1

0

3

0

2

0

1

0

3

0

Clark Kay

DEF

2

0

0

0

2

0

7

1

0

0

7

1

Stephen Little

DEF

1

0

1

0

2

0

19

1

4

0

23

1

Ryan Lumsden

GK

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lee McAndrew

FOR

2

0

1

0

3

0

2

0

1

0

3

0

Conor Newton

MID

2

0

1

0

3

0

2

0

1

0

3

0

Kyle Oliver

MID

0

0

0

0

0

0

16

0

2

0

18

0

Matty Pattison

MID

1

0

1

3

2

3

20

2

4

3

24

5

Ross Peareth

MID

0

0

0

0

0

0

250

18

52

1

302

19

Tom Scothern

MID

2

0

1

0

3

0

2

0

1

0

3

0

Kelvin Thear

FOR

2

1

1

1

3

2

12

3

6

1

18

4

TOP GOALSCORERS

CARL FINNIGAN

6 GOALS

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MATTY PATTISON

3 GOALS

KELVIN THEAR

2 GOALS

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THE GLEBE

AWAY DAYS

DATE: 17.08.18 / NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE / GROUND: SUNDERLAND LGV PARK

Sunderland RCA since they were founded in 1963. Recently renamed after being known as Meadow Park, the 1,500-capacity ground saw its record league attendance against Darlington in 2012.

THE OPPOSITION

SUNDERLAND RCA DIRECTIONS

Get onto the B3617 to Lobley Hill Road in Gateshead. Follow the A1, A1231 and A19 to Seaton Lane in Seaham. Take the B1404 exit from the A19. Take the B1285, for 1.2 miles, on to Stockton Road. At the roundabout, take the third exit to stay on Stockton Road. Follow Stockton Road for half-a-mile to get to Beechbrook, where the ground is located.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

From the ground, walk three minutes to Rectory Lane and get the 97 Green Arrow towards Newcastle. Stay on for 20 minutes and get off at Gateshead Interchange. From Platform One, get on the Green bus towards Sunderland South Hylton and get off at Park Lane Interchange. Get on the number 60 Drifter at Platform D and get off at Ryhope Hospital. From there, it is a fiveminute walk to the ground.

Martin Swailes team finished fifth in the EBAC Northern League Division One last season. They have started this campaign with a maximum six points from six thanks to two 2-1 victories at home to North Shields and away at Guisborough and they beat Ryhope CW _-_ in the Emirates FA Cup last weekend.

LAST TIME OUT

19.03.19 Sunderland RCA 1 Whickham 0 Whickham’s last visit to Meadow Park came towards the end of a largely disappointing season for the Glebe. The match was settled by a last-minute winner from RCA captain Greg Swansbury.

THE GROUND

Sunderland LGV Park has been the home of WHICKHAMFC

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THE GLEBE

VITAL STATISTICS FIXTURES & RESULTS 19/20 DATE

OPPOSITION

RES

AUGUST 2019 Sat 3 Newton Aycliffe 3-0 Wed 7 North Shields 0-1 Sat 10 Harrogate Town (FAC) 10-1 Wed 14 Thornaby Sat 17 Sunderland RCA Wed 21 Stockton Town Fri 23 Thornaby (FAC) Tue 27 Consett SEPTEMBER 2019 Sun 1 Squires Gate (FAV) Wed 4 Shildon Sat 7 West Auckland Town Wed 11 Bishop Auckland (LC) Sat 14 Seaham Red Star Sat 21 Whitley Bay Wed 25 Penrith (LC) Sat 28 Hebburn Town OCTOBER 2019 Sat 5 Penrith Tue 8 Sunderland West End (LC) Sat 12 Billingham Town Wed 16 Jarrow (LC) Sat 19 Bishop Auckland Sat 26 Ashington NOVEMBER 2019 Sat 2 Newcastle Benfield Sat 9 Guisborough Town Sat 16 Ryhope CW Sat 23 Northallerton Town Sat 30 North Shields DECEMBER 2019 Sat 7 Thornaby Sat 14 Stockton Town JANUARY 2020 Sat 4 Newton Aycliffe Sat 11 Shildon Sat 18 Sunderland RCA Sat 25 Consett FEBRUARY 2020 Sat 1 West Auckland Town Sat 8 Seaham Red Star Sat 15 Whitley Bay Sat 22 Hebburn Town Sat 29 Penrith MARCH 2020 Sat 7 Billingham Town Sat 14 Bishop Auckland Sat 21 Ashington Sat 28 Newcastle Benfield APRIL 2020 Sat 4 Guisborough Town Sat 11 Ryhope CW Sat 18 Northallerton Town

POS

ATT

1

2

3

4

5

4 7 -

166 340 102

Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett

Howard Howard Howard

Kay B Kay Hedley 1

Grieve B Grieve Little

Galbraith Little B Galbraith

ALL INFORMATION CORRECT UP TO AND INCLUDING 10/08/19

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THE GLEBE Competitions FA Cup = FAC FA Vase = FAV League Cup = LC Durham Challenge Cup = DCC 6

7

8

9

10

11

SUB 1

SUB 2

SUB 3

Burrell Burrell Burrell 1

Thear 1 McAndrew McAndrew

Newton Newton Newton

Finnigan 2 Finnigan Finnigan 4

Collins Collins Pattison 3

McAndrew Thear B Thear 1

Cowburn Cowburn Cowburn

Scothern Pattison B Scothern

Scothern Grieve

Home games in bold | Goalscorers in bold | B = Booked | R = Sent-Off | Sub One = Name | Sub Two = Name | Sub Three = Name

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MANAGER ROBIN FALCUS

MANAGER STEVEN BELL

ASSISTANT MANAGER ANDREW BULFORD

ASSISTANT MANAGER PAUL CRAGER

COLOURS: BLACK AND WHITE SHIRTS

Adam BARTLETT (GK) Andrew BULFORD Dale BURRELL Chad COLLINS Max COWBURN Carl FINNIGAN Kieran GALBRAITH Lewis GIBBONS Matthew GRIEVE Sam HEDLEY Tom HOWARD Clark KAY Stephen LITTLE Ryan LUMSDEN (GK) Lee McANDREW Conor NEWTON Kyle OLIVER Matty PATTISON Ross PEARETH Tom SCOTHERN Kelvin THEAR

START

SUB

COLOURS: BLUE SHIRTS START

SUB

Jack BAILEY Andrew BURTON Daniel CHAPMAN Kyran CLARK Taylor CRAINEY James DAWSON (GK) Alex DOUGALL Luke DRUMMOND Michael DUFF (GK) Aaron FOLEY Lewis GREEN Nathan GURU Lawrence HUTCHINSON Ben JACKSON Jake MAUGHAN Lewis MURPHY Joe POSTHILL Joe SCAIFE-WHEATLEY Josh SIMPSON Ian WARD Jordan WILSON

TONIGHT’S MATCH OFFICIALS REFEREE: CRAIG DEAN

NEXT AT HOME

ASSISTANT: KARL BARRON

THORNABY FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST 2019 KICK-OFF 7:45PM EMIRATES FA CUP - PRELIMINARY ROUND

ASSISTANT: CHRIS ARMSTRONG

NEXT AWAY GAME SUNDERLAND RCA

SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST 2019 KICK-OFF 3:00PM NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

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Whickham vs Thornaby  

Match programme from the Northern League Division One match between Whickham and Thornaby on August 14, 2019.

Whickham vs Thornaby  

Match programme from the Northern League Division One match between Whickham and Thornaby on August 14, 2019.

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