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Manager’s Notes Captain’s Corner Club News Meet The Players Matchday Exclusive Stockton Town Report My FA Cup Story

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Matchday Centre Sunderland RCA Report The Opposition Northern League Fantasy Five-A-Side Away Days Fixtures and Results

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GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE FIRST MORTGAGE GLEBE FOR TONIGHT’S EMIRATES FA CUP PRELIMINARY ROUND MATCH WITH THORNABY

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irstly, I’d like to start this column off by offering a warm welcome to the players, management and supporters of Thornaby and wish them a safe travel back after this match. We’ve got a decent squad together now and we still have one or two missing. We will still have about 18 players to choose from for tonight’s game. We trust the squad and we’ll be using it. We feel as if we have a very competitive team for tonight and we feel as if we are going to need it as we put a proper shift in the last time we played Thornaby, just nine days ago. We had to put a fully committed performance in to beat them. To be honest, we’re expecting exactly the same tonight. We should be full of confidence going in to this match with Thornaby. The Stockton game, we’ve chopped and changed and we’ve managed to get fresh legs for tonight’s match. The RCA game will give us a lot of confidence because the performance was good. We were committed and, in a lot of these Northern League games, you’ve got to out-battle the other team. I was always confident that we were going to score a goal, but having the luxury of having Carl Finnigan and young Scott Robson on the bench. Bringing them on changed the game for us and, luckily, we got the right result. Scott has been great, he’s exactly what we’ve wanted. This will give us confidence going into this FA Cup game, but we’re taking nothing for granted at all, we will be drilling it into the players that it is in an important game for us and them. Apart from the first game of the season, WHICKHAMFC

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Thornaby have done really well making the step up to the First Division. We’re under no illusion, this is going to be a very hard game for us, but it also will be for them. We’ve got to have massive confidence at home and we need to make The First Mortgage Glebe a place where teams don’t like coming to and that starts with winning the game tonight. Having played them only last week, it’s probably a bit of an advantage because I don’t think they’ve got too much more to come in. I could be wrong, but I’ve looked at their team sheets. I think we’re a work in progress and we’re only going to get better and better as the season goes on, as long as we can keep everybody fit. We’re a new side ourselves. We brought a few new players in during the summer and we’re only going to get stronger. Hopefully it’s an advantage that we know that we’re going to get better and better. It’s an advantage that we’re playing at home, but, having said that, we played Stockton just 48 hours ago. Will we have heavy legs? Hopefully not as we’ll be using the squad to our advantage in both games, with fresh legs coming into the team. We’ve got some really fit lads in the team and we’ve got some that don’t like that artificial surface. Playing them Wednesday and then tonight is asking for trouble, so we’ll be sensible about it. Enjoy the game!

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elcome to The First Mortgage Glebe for tonight’s Emirates FA Cup match with Thornaby. We come into the game having only played our last game under 48 hours ago, against Stockton Town. Of course this matters, but sometimes, when the games come thick and fast and when you’re playing well and confidence is high, this can be a good thing. That’s as long as you don’t get any injuries and your squad isn’t short on numbers. Stockton is always a tough place to go. I’ve only played against them since they come into Division One, but I was very surprised at how strong they were and they’ve also got stronger over the summer. They’re made some great signings and that home advantage is always massive for them. I know it’s a place, where a lot of teams are dreading to go to. Last Saturday, the RCA win was a massive, massive result for the lads. It showed a lot about our character. Winning is one thing, but coming from behind, when your back is against the wall, to go on and win the game is something else entirely. Especially away to Sunderland RCA, a team where nobody really goes to and gets points often. In all of my time playing in the Northern League, I don’t think I’ve ever won there - apart from Saturday - and I don’t think many teams will this season. They’re just a very strong team. Looking at tonight’s game now. Who doesn’t want to play in the FA Cup, at any point and any level of it? Even more so for the club itself, the people around the club and for the people, who sustain the club, it’s even bigger for them because it puts the club on the map, it gets people talking about the club and then 6 WHICKHAM v THORNABY

the revenue that it brings in. Not just through the prize money, but also through the people coming through the gate. The competition is great, it’s brilliant, I’ve been there before and there’s nothing better than sitting and seeing who you get in the next round on the following Monday. All it takes is for a couple of good home draws and you just never know where it may take you. It’s massive, you’ve got to have a go at the FA Cup and have a run in the competition. It’s inevitable that you’re going to come to a point, where it ends, but I definitely think that it’s a priority for Whickham this season. We played Thornaby in the league last Wednesday, but, for me, I don’t see this as an advantage. I see it as they’ve now saw our strengths, so I believe that it’ll be a lot tougher game than what it was last week. They’ll be more up for it, not only because it’s the FA Cup, but because of revenge maybe for that defeat. Psychologically, we know we can beat them, but the reality is that it’ll be a tougher game and they’ll be a different animal altogether compared to last Wednesday. I haven’t had that many memories in the FA Cup to be honest. I haven’t had a great deal of luck, more so in the FA Vase. The standout moment for me was probably beating Skelmersdale United on a Tuesday night three or four years ago and then being drawn at home to Chorley, for Dunston UTS. I hope you enjoy the game!

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oungster Scott Robson scored on his debut, against Thornaby, last week and believes he’s with the club to do just that. “It was great,” he said. “I came here to score goals and develop as a player. To score on my debut, I loved it, it’s what I’m here for. “I thought, when the ball came over the top, just to use my pace. I saw the ‘keeper coming out, so I took it round him and slotted it home.” He continued: “It would’ve been great just to have come on and made my debut, but to score just topped off the night and topped off the week.”

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he big games keep on coming at The First Mortgage Glebe as Whickham take on Squires Gate in the Buildbase FA Vase next weekend. The Blackpool-based outfit will travel up to the North East for the First Qualifying Round clash next Sunday (September 1) with kick-off being at 3:00pm. We hope to see you come and support the lads for the big game.

TO GET THE WINNING GOAL AGAINST SUNDERLAND RCA WAS BRILLIANT, SAYS McANDREW

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inger Lee McAndrew rounded off a remarkable late comeback against Sunderland RCA last weekend and described it as a “brilliant” feeling. He said: “I don’t think I’ve won many games at RCA in the last four years, so to get the winner was brilliant. I thought the lads dug in, it was a hard game. “In the first-half, their ‘keeper pulled off a few good saves and again in the second-half and I think we deserved the win to be honest.”

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McAndrew was also quick to add that RCA is never an easy place to go to, while he also looked ahead to a very important week. “It’s always a tough test against RCA,” he added. “They’re a typical Northern League side, who give you everything. They were physical, strong, but the lads matched it, got stuck in and gave it their best. He continued: “Looking ahead, going into the FA Cup match, we’re only going to have one day’s rest, so we’ll need to use the squad.”

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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.

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MEET THE PLAYERS INTRODUCING OUR SQUAD FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON

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

2 Goalkeeper

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

10 Midfielder

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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Lewis Gibbons

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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

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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.

Scott Robson

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The young forward exploded on the scene with goals in his first two games with the club. Scott has pace to burn and is a nightmare for opposition defenders.

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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.

Kelvin Thear

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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

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.

Robin Falcus

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Robin is now in his seventh season as manager of the club. He guided the Lang Jacks back to Division One after securig promotion back in 2018.

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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.

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.

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leader in the team and a modern-day full-back, who likes to get forward at every opportunity, that’s probably the best way to describe Clark Kay. The 31-year-old arrived at the club towards the back end of last season and thoroughly impressed during the five games he played in. Although it was a difficult season for Whickham, there was some positives to take going in to this campaign. Kay decided to hang his boots up this time last year, but manager Robin Falcus gave him a chance to get back into the game and the dynamic full-back hasn’t looked back since. “A year ago, I decided that I wasn’t going to play football anymore,” Kay said. “Robin took a chance on me at the end of last season, bringing me in for five games. “I impressed during that spell and he decided to keep me on. This year, the squad is a lot stronger and the standards are a lot higher, which leads to bigger expectations. “I’d love to do well personally, but I don’t think I’ve had the best of starts, if I’m being totally honest. There’s a lot to come from myself. The manager and that believes that as well, I just need to do better.” 14 WHICKHAM v THORNABY

Despite only being with the club for a handful of games, at the end of last season, the second-bottom finish still hurt the defender. However, he is wanting to use that pain of finishing low down in the table to spur him and the team on this season. He added: “I was only here at the back end of last season. I got a feel for how the club was when I came in and people were down because we finished second-bottom and it hadn’t been a great season for the club. “What we can take from it is that we all don’t want that feeling again. We don’t want to be down at the bottom again, nowhere near there, and we want a winning mentality at the club. That’s what Robin, Bully, Willa and Jordan have done. They’ve brought players in with that winning mentality. “There’s nothing better than finishing the game on a Saturday, walking off the pitch having won. It makes such a difference to your working week.” Prior to the Stockton Town match, Whickham won four of their first give games in all competitions and Kay said he believes the team will continue to grow and get stronger. “The start has been excellent, but that’s all it WHICKHAMFC

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hickham’s three-game winning streak was brought to an end after they suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Stockton Town at the Coverall Stadium. It was always going to be one of the biggest tests of the season so far and the 2018 FA Vase finalists were matched in the first 25 minutes. Max Cowburn’s effort whistled over the crossbar before Kelvin Thear’s effort was palmed around the post by the ‘keeper. The hosts were awarded a penalty on 27 minutes after defender Stephen Little brought down Jamie Owens in the area. The striker got up and wasn’t to be denied as he rifled the spot-kick under the diving ‘keeper to put Stockton ahead. The goal knocked the wind out of the Whickham

sails and the visitors were put on the back foot all the way until the break. However, the Anchors scored their second of the night right on the stroke of half-time. A through ball released James Risbrough, who raced through before slotting the ball across the sixyard box to Kevin Hayes and the pacey winger made no mistake with the finish. Stockton picked up where they left off, in the second-half. Adam Bartlett was on hand to produce some tremendous save, denying Risbrough on a number of occasions. The Lang Jacks went close through Cowburn and Scott Robson, but couldn’t find a breakthrough as the Anchors saw the game through for their third league victory of the season.

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ROBIN FALCUS: “I thought until 25 minutes, when they scored the penalty, it was a pretty even game. In fact, we could’ve gone ahead. Kelvin (Thear) has had a brilliant chance, with just the ‘keeper to beat and he has palmed it wide. The defending for the penalty was shocking. We’ve been pulled out a bit, the ball has gone into the box and Stephen should never have gone to ground. If he stays on his feet, he either blocks it and it goes for a corner or he defends it. It knocked us for 10 minutes and then we got back into it a little bit, but the second goal, right on half-time, was another poor goal.

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hen someone asks me about Whickham in the FA Cup, I think of Socrates, Careca, Zico... and Luke Chadwick. Let me explain. It’s 2003/04. The Lang Jacks are in their third season under the management of Tony Ainley, who had taken over when the club was on the bones of its backside. Tony had helped stabilise the team in his first year at the helm, stave off relegation from Northern League Division Two and then ensure a respectable mid-table finish the following campaign. The new season began with much hope. A solid squad of local lads had been assembled and a couple of new signings, including Michael Hedley, were in place. The FA Cup has always been a big attraction for non-league players, especially those who have grown up on stories of Newcastle’s exploits from the 1950s and (less successfully) at the end of the millennium. Discuss whether the lustre has worn off for Premier League clubs all you like, but there

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is still a magic for players way down the pyramid who get the opportunity to play in the most famous cup competition in the world. I’m sure tonight will be no different for the players on both sides, regardless of their experience. My first taste as a player and coach came in that 2003/04 season. Whickham were drawn to play at Garforth Town in their first FA Cup tie for five years since they lost to Stocksbridge Park Steels in 1998. It was samba time. Garforth had just been taken over by an ambitious businessman, Simon Clifford, who had set up a number of Brazilian soccer schools in the region and which had expanded further afield. Clifford had high hopes for Garforth, wanting to turn them into a Premier League club within 20 years. He was already pals with Zico, Middlesbrough duo Juninho and Emerson, and was to eventually get superstars Socrates and Careca to play in Garforth’s colours.

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When we rocked up on a balmy August afternoon, the sunshine football was all played by those in black and white, however. Danny Hall stroked home a penalty after a foul on Hedley then Tommy Scott knocked home after another one of Kris Holmes’ missile throws caused panic in the box. Shove your silky skills up your arse! The 3-0 win was completed by Ian Robson, heading home his first FA Cup goal on his way to becoming the club’s most prolific goalscorer. More memorable for me was my first taste of FA Cup action as a late sub, coming onto the pitch a few minutes after Anthony Hutton who went on to win Big Brother a couple of years later - took to the field. The bus journey home was a blast and the entire squad - minus Tony and his Gola trainers - ended up in Mood, in the Gate. The FA Cup mood, though, was only to get better. In the Extra Preliminary round that followed, we eventually came out on top after a titanic battle with Hebburn Town. A 2-2 draw under the Friday night lights at the Glebe meant Hebburn were favourites but the Jacks rose to the challenge, with goals from Peter Craddock and Scott cancelling out a goal from the late Keith Hallway. A replay was needed to see off Armthorpe Welfare in the next round. A goalless draw meant they had to come to Whickham in

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midweek and another tight game ended 2-1 in the home side’s favour thanks to goals from Phil Greenwood and another Danny Hall penalty. And so the club were in the second qualifying round for only the second time ever. Chorley Town stood in the way of making history, but it was to be a step too far. Operating two levels higher in the pyramid, they were streets ahead, romping to a 5-0 win. It was to be my final appearance in the competition, again as a late sub, and what better way to mark it than by running shuttles between the centre-halves and touching the ball three times in 15 minutes. At least I wasn’t compared to Luke Chadwick, the former Man United winger whose looks made Peter Beardsley seem the prettiest footballer of all time. That honour befell Danny Henderson, taunted by a young kid on the sideline to rub salt into an already gaping wound. Chorley chortles. I’ve been to several FA Cup finals and semi-finals across the country; suffered joy and heartbreak in equal measure. But nothing beats seeing your mates celebrate winning goals or watching them try to pull a physio mortal drunk in a nightclub after an unexpected win. Here’s to plenty more magical cup memories, starting tonight.

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ith Robin Falcus’ team playing just 48 hours before this match, it forced the Whickham manager into rotating his squad a little bit for the midweek clash away to Stockton Town. The defeat to the Anchors meant their three-game winning run was brought to an end. However, the Lang Jacks will be hoping to bounce back tonight when they take on a Thornaby side, who they beat just nine days ago in the league. Matty Pattison and Scott Robson were on target last Wednesday evening.

MANAGER: ROBIN FALCUS

WHICKHAM FORM GUIDE: LAST SIX GAMES

LOST 2-0 WON 2-1 WON 2-0 WON 10-1 LOST 1-0 WON 3-0 21/08/19 17/08/19 14/08/19 10/08/19 07/08/19 03/08/19 eNL1 eNL1 eNL1 FA Cup eNL1 eNL1

MAN IN THE MIDDLE MR MARK RYAN

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ark has been refereeing for 18 years now and has been in the Northern League since 2007. He started as a referee in Division Two and an assistant in Division One, but was promoted to Level 3 in 2015, where he became a Division One official. He was the official during two of Whickham’s matches last season. Firstly, the 3-3 draw at home to Newcastle Benfield and the 4-2 defeat away to Stockton Town too. One of his most memorable games, according to the man himself, was the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round match between Stockport and Altrincham last season, in front of over 5,000 spectators.

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ince their defeat to Whickham last Wednesday, Thornaby have picked up a point from their two league matches. The Blues held an impressive Consett outfit to a 1-1 draw on the artificial surface at Belle Vue, which was their first point of the new season. The next match was their first home game back in Division One. It didn’t all go as well as they’d have hoped as a late goal from Newton Aycliffe saw the visitors take home all three points.

MANAGER: STEVEN BELL

THORNABY FORM GUIDE: LAST SIX GAMES

LOST 2-1 DREW 1-1 LOST 2-0 WON 2-0 LOST 8-1 WON 2-1 20/08/19 16/08/19 14/08/19 10/08/19 03/08/19 23/07/19 eNL1 eNL1 eNL1 FA Cup eNL1 Friendly

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hornaby conceded a late goal in their first home game of the season as they lost 2-1 to Newton Aycliffe. The two sides couldn’t be separated during the first 45 minutes, with neither side managing to find a breakthrough before half-time. Just three minutes into the second-half though, the visitors took the lead when Aycliffe

were awarded a penalty. Gerard Richardson made no mistake from the spot. Thornaby did find an equaliser on 72 minutes when Liam Cooke found the net, but the Blues were unable to follow on from their excellent result away to Consett as they conceded a late goal. With time ticking, it looked like the points would be shared,

but on 88 minutes, Aycliffe striker Dean Thexton broke through the home defence before finding the bottom corner. Thornaby: Dawson, Dougall, Wilson, Burton, Guru, Drummond, Scaife-Wheatley, Green, Jackson, Ward, Chapman Substitutes: Simpson, Cooke, Posthill, Hutchinson, Emms 21


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DATE: 17.08.19 | COMPETITION: NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISIONE ONE | VENUE: SUNDERLAND LGV PARK

SUNDERLAND RCA

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ee McAndrew’s late winner fired Whickham up to second in the league after they produced a late comeback to edge out 2-1 winners against Sunderland RCA. Kelvin Thear’s effort was tipped onto the crossbar in the first-half, but RCA took the lead through a Stephen Callen header, shortly after half-time. Carl Finnigan also struck the bar, but Whickham weren’t to be denied as substitute Scott Robson, for the second game in a row, came on and scored within minutes, to equalise. The visitors found themselves ahead just three minutes later when Matty Pattison’s cross was flicked on by McAndrew into the far corner of the net.

MATCH STATS

STATS

11 8 3 5 9 1

TOTAL SHOTS SHOTS ON SHOTS OFF CORNERS FOULS OFFSIDES

12 8 4 6 15 4

Sunderland RCA: Dean, Allen, McNab, Lilley, Swansbury, Hodgson (Charlton, 87), Davis (Leonard, 68), Elliott (Moan, 85), Davison, O’Neill, Callen Subs Not Used: Croft, Dorward Whickham: Bartlett, Howard, Kay, Little, Galbraith, Newton (Gibbons, 46), McAndrew, Burrell, Bulford (Finnigan, 64), Pattison, Thear (Robson, 76) Subs Not Used: Cowburn, Grieve Goals: 1-0, 52 min, Callen; 1-1, 82 min, Robson; 1-2, 85 min, McAndrew Referee: Chris Joyce Assistants: Kirk Freeth and Matthew Davidson Attendance: 98


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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, gaining promotion to Division One.. He was at the helm - his second season in charge - as the Blues gained promotion to the top flight of the Northern League

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after finishing second in the Division 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 THOMAS GRANT IS THE NEXT PERSON TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR OUR NEW FEATURE... How long have you followed Thornaby? I’ve been following Thornaby for about 22 years now. First as a supporter, then I started helping out a little around the ground. Next, I joined the committee and then I took up the position of Vice Chairman of the club. I was proud and privileged to have carried out that role for around 18 years or so. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances I had

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to the game against Whickham a couple of weeks ago, as I was at Celtic vs St. Johnstone, but looking around the internet and YouTube etc, Lee McAndrew seems to be a good finisher. I’m also aware of Scott Robson, who seems to have come off the bench a couple of times now to score for you, so Thornaby need to be aware of them. That being said, I’ve always seen Whickham as our ‘Bogey Team’, so I think we need to be sharp all over the pitch tonight. What can we expect from this Thornaby team tonight?

to step away from that role around three years ago. I still follow Thornaby home and away as a supporter again and attend every match I’m able to. What originally attracted you to non-league football? I fell in love with non-league football 22 years ago and have been going to non-league games ever since. I even go to non-league games when I go to visit my family in Scotland. Are there any Whickham players that you’re wary of? WHICKHAMFC

Against Consett last Friday, we played some GREAT football. We knocked the ball around beautifully and pressed high up the pitch for much of the game. I’m hoping we’ll see more of the same tonight. I think the way to beat Whickham tonight will be much of the same, take the game to them and press them high. Who would you say is your key player? It’s still early in the season to say who our ‘Key’ players might be, but my favourites, and the guys I feel are currently most likely to influence the game

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are our brilliant defender, Jordy Wilson and, up front, Lewis Murphy. If Ian Ward is fit again, he’ll pose a massive threat up front. Where can Thornaby finish in Division One this season? Realistically, I’d be happy to see us consolidate and stay in Division One this season. It’ll be a difficult season for us, given it’s our first time back in Division One for 10 years, but I believe we can probably finish somewhere just below mid-table. That would be a success to me. If you could persuade football fans to come watch non-league, what would you say to them? I’d say they need to come along and try ‘real, honest’ football. As a spectator the passion and commitment of non-league players, and particularly supporters, is something that once it’s in the blood it’ll never leave. Finally, score prediction for the game? This is going to be a tough test for BOTH teams tonight, but having seen Thornaby away at Consett last Friday, I’m going to predict a Thornaby win, 2-1.

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NORTHERN LEAGUE D I V I S I O N O N E TA B L E POS

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

1

Hebburn Town

5

4

0

1

16

6

+10

12

2

Newcastle Benfield

5

3

1

1

14

8

+6

10

3

Stockton Town

3

3

0

0

10

1

+9

9

4

Whickham

5

3

0

2

7

4

+3

9

5

Guisborough Town

4

3

0

1

6

3

+3

9

6

Sunderland RCA

4

3

0

1

7

5

+2

9

7

North Shields

4

2

1

1

6

4

+2

7

8

Consett

4

2

1

1

6

5

+1

7

9

Ryhope CW

4

2

1

1

7

8

-1

7

10

Whitley Bay

5

2

1

2

5

8

-3

7

11

Billingham Town

5

2

1

2

9

14

-5

7

12

Shildon

3

2

0

1

14

5

+9

6

13

Newton Aycliffe

3

2

0

1

3

4

-1

6

14

Bishop Auckland

5

1

1

3

8

10

-2

4

15

Seaham Red Star

5

1

1

3

7

14

-7

4

16

Northallerton Town

4

1

0

3

5

6

-1

3

17

Ashington

5

1

0

4

5

12

-7

3

18

West Auckland Town

5

0

2

3

6

9

-3

2

19

Penrith

4

0

1

3

5

10

-5

1

20

Thornaby

4

0

1

3

3

13

-10

1

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

ASHINGTON vs MARSKE UNITED BILLINGHAM TOWN vs OSSETT UNITED NEWCASTLE BENFIELD vs WORKINGTON NORTHALLERTON TOWN vs STOCKTON TOWN PONTEFRACT COLLIERIES vs HEBBURN TOWN SEAHAM RED STAR vs GUISBOROUGH TOWN SUNDERLAND RCA vs HEMSWORTH MW 30 WHICKHAM v THORNABY

FIXTURES & RESULTS Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Guisborough Town 1-0 North Shields (FA Cup) Stockton Town 5-1 Nostell MW (FA Cup) Whickham 2-0 Thornaby Friday, August 16, 2019 Consett 1-1 Thornaby Saturday, August 17, 2019 Billingham Town 2-1 Ashington Bishop Auckland 1-2 Stockton Town Hebburn Town 1-2 Guisborough Town Penrith 1-2 Newcastle Benfield Seaham Red Star 2-4 Northallerton Town Sunderland RCA 1-2 Whickham West Auckland Town 1-1 North Shields Whitley Bay 0-2 Ryhope CW Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Ashington 1-2 Whitley Bay Ryhope CW 2-1 Consett Thornaby 1-2 Newton Aycliffe Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Bishop Auckland 1-2 Hebburn Town Guisborough Town 1-0 West Auckland Town Newcastle Benfield 6-1 Seaham Red Star North Shields 3-1 Shildon Northallerton Town 1-2 Sunderland RCA Penrith 2-2 Billingham Town Stockton Town 2-0 Whickham Saturday, August 24, 2019 Bishop Auckland vs Ryhope CW Consett vs Whitley Bay Newton Aycliffe vs West Auckland Town Shildon vs Penrith Monday, August 26, 2019 Newton Aycliffe vs Shildon Northallerton Town vs Guisborough Town Thornaby vs Stockton Town Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Consett vs Whickham Hebburn Town vs Ryhope CW Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Bishop Auckland vs Ashington Newcastle Benfield vs Billingham Town North Shields vs Seaham Red Star Saturday, August 31, 2019 Hebburn Town vs Consett Sunderland RCA vs Newcastle Benfield West Auckland Town vs Bishop Auckland

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2-3

0-2

1-2

2-5

HEB

1-2

NBF

0-1

NAY

2-1

NSH

2-4

1-0

NOR

3-0

PEN

5-1

RYH

6-1

2-2

SEA

3-1

SHI

1-2

0-6

STO

1-2

1-2

SUN

8-1

1-1

THO

1-0

2-1

WES

WHI

0-3

2-1

2-3

1-2

WBY

WHI

WES

1-1

1-1

0-2

2-2 2-0

1-2

SUN

THO

2-0

STO

SHI

SEA

RYH

PEN

NOR

2-1

1-2

GUI

1-0

2-3

CON

NSH

2-2

BIS

0-3

2-0

5-1

2-1

BTN

NAY

NBF

HEB

GUI

CON

BIS

BTN

ASH

ASH 1-2

WBY

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5

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1. Which teams are currently in the bottom three of the Premier League? ___________________________________ 2. Bayern Munich recently signed which player on loan from FC Barcelona? ___________________________________ 3. Which striker scored a hat-trick for Norwich City last weekend? ___________________________________ 4. Which Australian batsman exited the Second Ashes Test due to concussion? ___________________________________ 5. Where is the Third Ashes Test Match being played? ___________________________________

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PAOLO MALDINI

Maldini had to be one of my defender’s, he played over 20 years at AC Milan, you can call him Mr. Consistent! The complete defender for me, he was strong, intelligent and a great man-marker. I remember watching him play on Channel 4, Football Italia.

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ZINEDINE ZIDANE

He is one of the best players I’ve ever seen, he had everything. Zidane really was a joy to watch and was technically ridiculous! He won pretty much everything during his career and I’ll always remember that game he had against Brazil when he ran the show.

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RONALDO

Pace, power and skill all combined, alongside being a true goalscorer. He achieved so much in the game, even with so many serious knee injuries, which ended his career too early. It is scary to think what more he could have done if that didn’t happen.

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THE MANAGER SIR ALEX FERGUSON

A born winner, he may have been hated by so many in the game, but to constantly produce winning teams over all those years, at one club, shows he was the greatest ever manager.

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TEAM STATISTICS

SQUAD STATS

ALL INFORMATION CORRECT UP TO AND INCLUDING 21/08/19

2019-20 SEASON STATISTICS PLAYER

POS

LEAGUE

CUP

APS

GLS

APS

WHICKHAM FC CAREER RECORD

TOTAL

LEAGUE

CUP

TOTAL

GLS APS GLS APS GLS APS GLS

APS

GLS

Adam Bartlett

GK

5

0

1

0

6

0

5

0

1

0

6

0

Andrew Bulford

FOR

2

0

0

0

2

0

47

28

7

2

54

30

Dale Burrell

MID

5

0

1

1

6

1

35

4

5

3

40

7

Chad Collins

MID

3

0

0

0

3

0

121

31

26

5

147

36

Max Cowburn

FOR

4

0

1

0

5

0

25

7

2

0

27

7

Carl Finnigan

FOR

5

2

1

4

6

6

5

2

1

4

6

6

Kieran Galbraith

DEF

3

0

1

0

4

0

3

0

1

0

4

0

Lewis Gibbons

DEF

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

Matthew Grieve

DEF

3

0

1

0

4

0

25

1

3

0

28

1

Sam Hedley

DEF

0

0

1

1

1

1

84

2

16

1

100

3

Tom Howard

DEF

4

0

1

0

5

0

4

0

1

0

5

0

Clark Kay

DEF

5

0

0

0

5

0

10

1

0

0

10

1

Stephen Little

DEF

4

0

1

0

5

0

22

1

4

0

26

1

Ryan Lumsden

GK

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lee McAndrew

FOR

4

1

1

0

5

1

4

1

1

0

5

1

Conor Newton

MID

5

0

1

0

6

0

5

0

1

0

6

0

Kyle Oliver

MID

1

0

0

0

1

0

17

0

2

0

19

0

Matty Pattison

MID

4

1

1

3

5

4

23

3

4

3

27

6

Ross Peareth

MID

0

0

0

0

0

0

250

18

52

1

302

19

Tom Scothern

MID

3

0

1

0

4

0

3

0

1

0

4

0

Scott Robson

FOR

3

2

0

0

3

2

3

2

0

0

3

2

Kelvin Thear

FOR

2

1

1

1

3

2

12

3

6

1

18

4

TOP GOALSCORERS

CARL FINNIGAN

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MATTY PATTISON

4 GOALS

SCOTT ROBSON

2 GOALS

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DATE: 27.08.18 / NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE / GROUND: BELLE VIEW STADIUM

THE GROUND

Consett played at Belle View park until 2013 when they moved to a new ground at Delves Lane which they named Belle View Stadium.

THE OPPOSITION

CONSETT DIRECTIONS

From the ground, make your way to Lobley Hill Rd/A692. After 4.5 miles, take the second exit at the roundabout. Stay on the A692 for 4.5 miles. Take the second exit at the roundabout and stay on the A692 for a further 1.5 miles. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Leadgate Road/ A692 for one mile. At the next roundabout take the second exit onto A692 for 0.1 miles. At the Roundabout take the first exit onto Consett Road/A692. After 1.8 miles turn left onto Drover Road. After 0.1 miles turn right onto Belle View Drive and arrive at the ground.

Steelmen finished 4th in EBAC Northern League Division One last season and have enjoyed a good start to this campaign. They currently have seven points from nine after beating Northallerton and Newcastle Benfield and drawing with Thornaby.

LAST TIME OUT

12.01.19 Whickham 2 Consett 2 Damien Stevens put the hosts ahead in the first minute, but Axel Juul pegged Consett back soon after. Stevens restored the Lang Jacks’ lead on 20 minutes, but, just as it looked like Whickham would pick up all three points, Danny Craggs equalised with a stunning free-kick.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Walk three minutes to Rectory Lane and get the X30 Toon Link towards Stanley. At Stanley, go to Stand C and get the 78A Coast and Country to Consett. At Consett bus station go to platform H and get the 16 Durham Diamond towards Castleside. Get off at the Horse and Groom pub and make the five-minute walk to the ground. 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 2-0 Sat 17 Sunderland RCA 2-1 Wed 21 Stockton Town 0-2 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 4 2 4

166 340 102 173 98 417

Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett

Howard Howard Howard Howard Howard Oliver

Kay B Kay Hedley 1 Kay Kay Kay

Grieve B Grieve Little Little Little Little

Galbraith Little B Galbraith Galbraith Galbraith Grieve

ALL INFORMATION CORRECT UP TO AND INCLUDING 21/08/19

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

7

8

Burrell Burrell Burrell 1 Newton B Newton Newton

Thear 1 McAndrew McAndrew McAndrew

Newton Newton Newton Burrell McAndrew 1 Burrell Robson Scothern B

9

10

11

SUB 1

SUB 2

SUB 3

Finnigan 2 Finnigan Finnigan 4 Finnigan B Bulford Bulford

Collins Collins Pattison 3 Pattison 1 Pattison Thear

McAndrew Thear B Thear 1 Collins Thear Cowburn

Cowburn Cowburn Cowburn Thear Gibbons Burrell

Scothern Pattison B Scothern Robson 1 Finnigan Pattison

Scothern Grieve Cowburn Robson 1 Finnigan

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 Scott ROBSON 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: MARK RYAN

NEXT AT HOME

ASSISTANT: RYAN MORRIS

SQUIRES GATE SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2019 KICK-OFF 3:00PM FA VASE - FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

ASSISTANT: ROBBIE MORGAN

NEXT AWAY GAME CONSETT

TUESDAY 27TH AUGUST 2019 KICK-OFF 7:45PM NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

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