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Manager - Robin Falcus Ass’t Manager - Andrew Bulford Coach - Jordan Moore Physio - Hed Correia 4

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GOOD AFTERNOON AND WELCOME TO THE FIRST MORTGAGE GLEBE FOR TODAY’S FA VASE FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND MATCH WITH SQUIRES GATE

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irstly, I’d like to start off this column by giving a warm welcome to our opponents today and we hope they have a safe trip back down after the game this afternoon. We’ve got to have a response today, it’s not a desperate situation. We’ve had a good talk to the lads and, not brought us back to earth so much, but it’s made everyone be realistic with things. We’re still a new team, we’re a project in the making and a project that’s going to take a number of years. The lads that we’ve got are winners and they put high expectations on themselves, not just the team. It’s about making people understand where we’re at better and sometimes take that step back and look at things together as a team, which we’ve done through the week. The lads are happy with that and it’s still a fantastic changing room and it’s only going to get better. We’re not worried at all. It’s going to take a bit of time, but the FA Vase is a chance to forget about the league, forget about that defeat in the FA Cup and get our confidence sky high again. I think the players have realised that we’re not good enough to not work. We knew from day one that we were going to have a target on our back, you naturally do. But in the two games, where we haven’t worked hard enough, against North Shields and Consett, we’ve come unstuck. Hopefully that’s the final time that we see that because everyone realises that we only perform well when we work as hard as we possibly can. Looking back at the games since the last home match, we’ll start with the FA Cup defeat to WHICKHAMFC

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Thornaby. If we don’t get that player sent off, we don’t lose the game. It’s as simple as that. We were 1-0 up, should’ve been 3-0 up, we were controlling the game, pretty much like the first time we played them in the league. Don’t get me wrong, Thornaby were working hard and were very organised. There was only one real way the game was going, but then we went down to 10-men, they got an equalising goal and the goal that’s put them up, I still don’t believe the kid has meant it. It’s a bit of a freak goal and then you would’ve put your mortgage on Finners to score the penalty and he’s missed. You’ve just got to put it down as one of those nights, where we could’ve been playing all night long and we wouldn’t have won that game. I spoke to Finners about it and you’ve just got to forget about it. There’s nothing you can do now. On Tuesday, it’s probably been one of those where he’s tried too hard to score the penalty. As for the game, the first 30 minutes, neither team deserved to go ahead, I thought we cancelled each other out. It was a bit of a stalemate. Scott Robson had a chance, but we went from probably going in 2-0 up to going in to half-time being 2-0 down. Some lads didn’t know how to respond to that, which was disappointing. It helps me and Robin understand where we need to make changes, but giving up is not an option when you play for me and Robin. Not at all. Enjoy the game!

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IT’S GOING TO BE A REALLY TOUGH GAME. SQUIRES GATE WILL COME AND WORK HARD AND CERTAINLY WON’T MAKE IT EASY FOR US THIS AFTERNOON

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ood afternoon and welcome to The First Mortgage Glebe for today’s FA Vase match with Squires Gate. I’ve been at the club for 11 years now and this is the best team I’ve saw here and played with. We’ve got a great group of lads here and it’s just going to take a bit of time for us to gel because we’re a brand-new team. I think, if we stick together and work hard, then we will get there no bother. The players that we’ve signed, people are expecting us to just click straight away and do stuff. It doesn’t work like that. You’ve got to work on it because it could take two or three months before it starts to click. We’ve had a good start to the season, but had a little blip this past week. It’s been a hard few days. We played Wednesday, Friday and the Tuesday after the Bank Holiday and it’s just a hard week. The manner of the defeat, rather than actually getting beat, was disappointing. I spoke with Robin at half-time, when we were 2-0 down, and I felt that we still had a chance to take something from the game. I think it might have been that people may have still had a hangover from Friday nights defeat against Thornaby, still down about the FA Cup, going out the way they did. We need to learn from that, we need to learn about our discipline really. I wasn’t there, I was following the game on Twitter when I was away. What I heard was that we were totally in control of the game until the sending off. We need to learn from it, to keep our discipline and not giving the referee a chance to change the game because that’s what’s happened. I’ve heard different stories, whether it was a red

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card or a yellow card, but he gave the referee the opportunity to send him off. He’s only a young lad and I know we’ll learn from that. Tuesday was disappointing to see, hopefully it’s just a one-off. I’m sure it will be, I can’t see us doing that again. With the 3G pitch, and when you don’t play well, it’s not great. As for today’s game, I don’t know much about Squires Gate. I don’t think many of us do, but I’m expecting them to be hard-working and in our faces. I don’t expect them to just turn up and just let us play. I’m expecting a really tough game. Most games at this level, you don’t really get any easy games to be honest. As long as we prepare properly for the game and we are working hard, I can see us getting the job done on our home ground. The FA Vase is a massive competition for the lads. We shouldn’t be getting carried away. I’ve heard people say that we’re going to win this or that. It’s been a reality check in the last few games, but if we can get a good run in the cup, it helps the club money-wise and helps put the club on the map. I do believe that we’ve got a team to go far in the competition. It’s good for team morale, it’s good to play in. If we can get a good run in any cup, not just the FA Vase, or get to a final, then it brings more people through the gate and I do think we’ll go far in a cup competition this season. I hope you enjoy the game!

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THAT WAS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF OUR LEVELS DROP - CARL FINNIGAN

eading goal scorer Carl Finnigan believes Whickham dropped their standards as they lost 5-0 to Consett during the week. The striker also added that every single player in the squad want to succeed. “Games like that are a massive shock to the system,” Finnigan stated. “We’ve done a lot of very good things so far this season, but that was an example of what can happen if your levels drop, whether that be technically or mentally. “We’ve got a good group of lads here, who all want

to succeed at the club and I think every one of us will want to bounce straight back from this.” Finnigan also thinks today’s game gives the team the chance to bounce back, in such a big competition. He added: “We need to identify as a group what exactly went wrong and how we can improve on things to make sure it doesn’t happen again! “The mood in football can change in an instant. We need to concentrate on our own standards and make sure every one of us is in the right place to work as a team.”

PEOPLE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT WE’RE STILL A NEW TEAM, SAYS KIERAN GALBRAITH

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ieran Galbraith spoke about the heavy defeat to Consett during the week and wanted to remind people that “we’re still a new team”. The centre-half, who signed in the summer from Bishop Auckland, has been a rock at the back. He believes the team know what they need to do to bounce back. He said: “I’m obviously very disappointed with the Consett result. To lose any game is always frustrating, but to lose like that can easily knock the confidence

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within the group. “We aren’t going to let that happen though. We got together this week, worked on a few things and we go in to the game 100% focussed on the job in front of us. “People need to remember that we’re a new team and it isn’t going to be plain sailing. We started the season well, but we’ve now lost three games on the bounce. “We’re fully aware of what we need to do to get back to winning ways and that starts today in the FA Vase.”

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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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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.

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

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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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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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Lewis Gibbons

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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

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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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

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Matthew Grieve

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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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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.

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.

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Matty Pattison

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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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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.

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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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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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Tom Scothern

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.

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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.

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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hroughout his first month with Whickham, he has been the stand-out player and a leader on and off the pitch. Adam Bartlett was the first new arrival and set a precedence for others to follow suit. The 33-year-old played professionally for both Hereford United and Hartlepool United in League Two, while also having a hugely successful career in the non-league scene with the likes of Blyth Spartans, Gateshead and, more recently, York City. Bartlett has shown his true class since arriving at the club and explained why he decided to make the step down to the Northern League. “I came to the club because I wanted to be a part of something,” he said. “When I spoke to Robin, Bully and Neil as well, I can see the passion for what they want to do with Whickham and what they want to do with the football club. “Up until this last week, we made a really positive start to the season, where all of the lads were pulling together and everybody was doing things to pull each other out of trouble, if necessary. I just think the groundwork is there for us to have a really successful season. “On top of some of the performances from

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some of the lads, to be, in some peoples estimations, the best part of that up to now, I’m absolutely delighted and over the moon with that.” Whickham go into today’s match off the back of three consecutive defeats. However, Bartlett is hoping the team can go back to how they performed in the first three weeks of the season to get back to winning ways. He added: “The last two away games, in particular, going to Stockton Town away, was always going to be difficult, especially knowing that we had a game less than 48 hours later, such a big game against Thornaby. The personnel on the pitch was a little bit different to what it had been in the impressive victory away at Sunderland RCA and the other games leading up to that as well. “The Friday night was extremely disappointing because there was money at stake for the club and we made a really good start to the game. Without the sending off, that’s a completely different game altogether. “Going into the game at Consett, on Tuesday night, I don’t think anybody saw that coming, but that’s the league at the moment. They didn’t have a particularly good start and, for WHICKHAMFC

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t was an evening to forget for Whickham as they suffered their third-consecutive defeat as they lost 5-0 at Consett at Belle Vue Stadium. Both sides cancelled one another out in the first half-an-hour and it was the visitors, who were handed the opportunity to go ahead when Darren Holden brought down Scott Robson in the penalty area. Carl Finnigan placed his spot-kick wide. The hosts responded and scored two goals in the space of three minutes. Andrei Ardelean and Jake Stafford were on the scoresheet before half-time. The Railwaymen had a third goal to their name when a through ball released Calvin Smith, who

shrugged off his marker with ease before curling across goal and into the top corner. Six minutes later, full-back Jermaine Metz latched on to Dale Pearson’s through ball. The defender raced through on goal before finding the bottom corner. More misery was inflicted on to the below-par Lang Jacks when substitute Ali Alshabeeb made an instant impact after coming on. He provided the low cross for teammate Ardelean to sweep home. Finnigan and Matty Pattison had chances in the closing stages of the game, but Whickham were unable to find a consolation goal. The Lang Jacks have now played five away games, winning two and losing three of those matches.

POST-MATCH REACTION

ANDREW BULFORD: “There wasn’t a performance. We find out more from the lads in games like that and a lot of them let themselves down. Scott Robson done brilliant, he never gave up, but that’s the bare minimum that we ask from the lads. In the first-half, three or four chucked the towel in and in the second-half, a few more joined them. You can see these signs in the warm-up. I always bang on about your mentality having to be on the game as soon as the warm-up starts, not talking or laughing about what you done at the weekend. It wasn’t 100% there and that showed in the game.”

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ON OUR TRAVELS RECENT ADVENTURES OF A MYSTERY GROUNDHOPPER

OUR MYSTERY HOPPER WENT TO PEEL CROFT

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“someone who goes to watch football games at many different places” Gone for a Burton The East Staffordshire town of Burtonupon-Trent is famous for brewing, but did you know that it has also had four different Football League clubs down the years? Burton Albion were formed in 1950 and currently play in League One after gaining promotion to the Football League in 2009. Burton Wanderers had three seasons in the Football League Second Division between 1894 and 1897. They played Newcastle United six times in that period and lost five of the games. The one they did win though was an emphatic 9-0 victory, which remains Newcastle’s highest ever league defeat to this day! Burton Swifts had nine seasons in Division Two spanning 1892-1901 before merging with Wanderers to form Burton 18 WHICKHAM v SQUIRES GATE

United. The newly amalgamated United would have a further six seasons in the Football League before failing re-election in 1907. Swifts and United both played their home games at Peel Croft in Burton town centre. The record attendance for that venue is believed to be 5,500 for an FA Cup tie between Swifts and Wanderers in 1892. Sadly, Burton United folded in 1910 after three seasons in the Birmingham & District League. Fast forward to 2019 and Peel Croft is still in use, albeit by Burton Rugby Club. The 600-seater stand, rebuilt in 1907 after a fire, is still in use to this day; as is the terracing on the opposite side of the ground. The iconic venue is steeped in history and when I heard there was to be one last day of football there on August 3 I couldn’t resist a visit. The journey from the North East by car WHICKHAMFC

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took around three hours and we arrived just before the 12 o’clock kick-off between Netherseal St. Peters and Renishaw Rangers. The game was basically a friendly but billed as an invitational cup final. Renishaw were late replacements for the fantastically named Welsh side Garth Vader who, at the last minute, couldn’t make the trip from the small village of Garth near Maesteg in south Wales. Renishaw scored in just the fourth minute, but Netherseal equalised just four minutes later to make it 1-1. Renishaw dominated most of the match, but it took until the 73rd and 76th minute for them to score again.

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They were presented with a trophy after the game and then most of the crowd awaited the Central Midlands League Chairman’s Cup Final at three. Several groundhoppers, including myself, had other ideas though and headed for another game elsewhere. Peel Croft is such a wonderful venue for sport and you can almost feel the history inside. Tragically, it is going to be demolished in the near future, replaced by yet another retail park in the town centre. It may be ‘going for a Burton’ soon, but it certainly won’t be forgotten by both the football and rugby fans, who’ve visited throughout the decades.

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espite coming into the game off the back of three consecutive defeats, Whickham will be looking to get back to winning ways. The 1981 FA Vase winners will be hoping to have a good run in this year’s competition as they’ve only reached the Second Round three times in the last 22 years. Apart from lifting the trophy at Wembley, the Lang Jacks have appeared in two other semi-finals, both ending in defeat against Almondsbury Greenway in 1979 - their first season in the Vase - and and Stansted in 1984.

MANAGER: ROBIN FALCUS

WHICKHAM FORM GUIDE: LAST SIX GAMES

LOST 5-0 LOST 2-1 27/08/19 23/08/19 eNL1 FA Cup

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MAN IN THE MIDDLE MR NEIL HOWLETT

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quires Gate are unbeaten in their last two matches, but they haven’t made it past the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Vase in the last seven years. Gate have had one memorable run in the competition, that was back in the 2005-06 season when they reached the quarter-finals. Other than that, they’ve made just two appearances in the Third Round, back in 2001 and in 2012. Andy Clarkson’s side will provide a stern test for Whickham, who will have to be at the top of their game, this afternoon.

MANAGER: ANDY CLARKSON

SQUIRES GATE FORM GUIDE: LAST SIX GAMES

DREW 2-2 WON 2-1 LOST 5-4 LOST 2-1 LOST 1-0 LOST 2-1 26/08/19 20/08/19 17/08/19 10/08/19 06/08/19 03/08/19 NWCL NWCL NWCL FA Cup NWCL NWCL

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fter starting the new season with four consecutive defeats, Squires Gate followed up their win against Padiham with a 2-2 draw with Barnoldswick Town on Monday. Town took the lead after just seven minutes when Andy Hill scored a screamer, firing in to the top corner from the edge of the penalty area.

Barnoldswick’s lead was soon doubled when Ric Seear found the net on 13 minutes. The hosts had a two-goal advantage all the way until 75 minutes. Gate pulled a goal back when Luke Noble’s pass was struck home by Dean Ing, which was the start of the comeback. The game headed into injury time and the visitors drew level

when Ryan Charnley curled a free-kick home. Gate took home a point from the game, making it four points from their last two matches in the NCWL Premier Division. Squires Gate: Fletcher, Dodd, Higham, Staunton-Turner, Rossall, Westwood, Pollard, Charnley, Noble, Ing, Boyd Substitutes: Egidi, Burgess, Wyres-Roebuck, Pennington 21


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DATE: 23.08.19 | COMPETITION: EMIRATES FA CUP - PRELIM ROUND | VENUE: THE FIRST MORTGAGE GLEBE

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en-man Whickham were knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup after a 2-1 defeat to Thornaby in the Preliminary Round. The hosts made the perfect start to the game when an exquisite turn and finish from Matty Pattison fired them ahead inside four minutes. Whickham were reduced to 10men when Kelvin Thear was sent off on 31 minutes. Just 10 minutes later, Thornaby made their man advantage count when they drew level through Lewis Green and he put them ahead on 54 minutes. Matthew Grieve won a penalty late in the game, but Carl Finnigan’s spot-kick was saved well by the ‘keeper.

MATCH STATS

STATS

11 7 4 8 9 1

TOTAL SHOTS SHOTS ON SHOTS OFF CORNERS FOULS OFFSIDES

13 7 6 1 14 16

Whickham: Bartlett, Howard, Kay (Cowburn, 82), Grieve, Galbraith, Newton, McAndrew (Robson, 67), Burrell, Finnigan, Pattison (Bulford, 82), Thear Subs Not Used: Little, Scothern, Oliver Thornaby: Dawson, Dougall, Wilson, Bailey, Guru, Posthill, Scaife-Wheatley, Green, Murphy, Cooke (Hutchinson, 78), Jackson Subs Not Used: Emms, Boblowski, Drummond, Simpson, Chapman Goals: 1-0, 4 min, Pattison; 1-1, 41 min, Green; 1-2, 54 min, Green Referee: Mark Ryan Assistants: Ryan Morris and Robbie Morgan Attendance: 296


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THE VISITORS

FOUNDED: 1948 | MANAGER: ANDY CLARKSON CHAIRMAN: JOHN MAGUIRE | GROUND: SCHOOL ROAD COLOURS: BLUE | NICKNAME: THE GATE

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orm goes out of the window when it comes to cup competitions, especially the FA Vase, which offers lower nonleague teams a chance to get to a Wembley final. Squires Gate have started the new season with one win from six matches, with that single victory coming away to Padiham. Andy Clarkson’s men fell at the first hurdle in the Emirates FA Cup, they lost 2-1 at home to West Didsbury & Chorlton in the Extra Preliminary Round. Gate go in to this afternoon’s match off the back of a 2-2 draw with Barnoldwick Town, on Monday evening. Their FA Vase record

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meanwhile, has been mixed over recent seasons. They made it to the Second Round in the 2018-19 campaign, but lost 2-1 away to Avro, while in the previous two seasons, they were knocked out at the First Qualifying Round. Their best performance, by far, was in the 2005-06 season, in Clarkson’s first reign as Gate manager, when they made it all the way to the Quarter-Finals. Victories against Ramsbottom United, Brandon United, Salford City - now a Football League club - set them up, but they lost 2-0 away to Hillingdon Borough and their road to Wembley ended.

HONOURS

Blackpool & District Amateur League, Division One 1956, 1957 West Lancashire League, Division Two 1981 NWCL Div Two Trophy 2002 Richardson Cup 1987 Fylde Cup 1961 Blackwell Cup 1959, 1960 Rawling Shield 1949

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RICCARDO EGIDI

POSITION: Forward AGE: 26 LAST CLUB: AFC Fylde

BEN FLETCHER

POSITION: Goalkeeper AGE: 26 LAST CLUB: Burscough

DEAN ING

Egidi is known as ‘The Italian Stallion’. He joined Squires Gate after falling out of love with football and taking time out of the game. Now that the forward is back playing again, he’s been an imposing figure up the top end of the pitch for Gate. Riccardo scores goals in abundance, is a leader up top with a silky touch and also has a fearsome shot in him. The striker has previously been with AFC Fylde, who are now flying high in non-league, in the National League.

Fletcher has been with Squires Gate since a young age, after joining the club as a 17-yearold. He quickly established himself as a key player in Andy Clarkson’s side. The young shot-stopper is also the club’s longest-serving player and continued to keep Gate in tight games. The goalkeeper is a real presence at the back and commands the penalty area very well. Fletcher’s previous club was North West Counties Premier Division side, Burscough.

Ing is regarded as ‘Mr Versatile’ at Squires Gate and is another key player for manager Clarkson this season. Whether it is up front, out on the wing or in midfield, he always gives his all when he pulls on the Gate shirt. The midfielder stamps his authority wherever he players and always likes to make a mark. He has started the season on fire and comes in to the FA Vase match in form. His former clubs include AFC Fylde, Bamber Bridge and AFC Blackpool.

POSITION: Midfielder AGE: 21 LAST CLUB: AFC Fylde

THE MANAGER

ANDY CLARKSON A former professional footballer with Bradford City, Guiseley and Accrington Stanley, Clarkson is in his second spell with the club. The gaffer lead Gate to their highest ever finish of sixth back in 2006 before departing. He left the club to take up

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the role of Head of Football Development for three years at AFC Fylde. He took up a role at the Blackpool Academy before more recently coaching back in non-league with both AFC Blackpool at Clifton Rangers.

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BEST OF THE REST INTRODUCING THE SQUIRES GATE SQUAD FOR TODAY’S MATCH

ADAM PENNINGTON

JAKE HIGHAM

JOEY MULLEN

The goalkeeper signed from neighbours Wren Rovers. He is a big character around the club. Alongside his role as goalkeeper coach, he’s the back-up to Ben Fletcher.

Higham is another player returning to the club. He rejoined from Charnock Richard and has settled right back in at Gate like he hasn’t been away at all.

Mullen originially started his career as a midfielder, but has transitioned into a defender. He has started the season well since his move backwards at the end of last season.

GOALKEEPER

DEFENDER

DEFENDER

DAVE ROSSALL

JOSH WESTWOOD

JAMES BOYD

Rossall is a no-nonsense defender, who will head and kick absolutely anything. He possesses the ability to start attacks from the back with his eye for a through ball.

Westwood was the first summer recruit and has started the season with solid displays. He managed to grab himself two goals in Gate’s nine-goal thriller with Winsford.

Boyd is another exciting player in the Gate squad. His threat from midfield is something to be wary of and is also branded an exciting player from fans on the sidelines.

DEFENDER

DEFENDER

MIDFIELDER

OLIVER BURGESS

RYAN CHARNLEY

RYAN DODD

Burgess is one of the youngest members of the Squires Gate squad. He has an exciting future ahead of him in the game and is one to keep an eye on this season and beyond.

Charnley is coming into his own after a couple of seasons with the club. He is brilliant with the ball at his feet and scored a superb free-kick on Monday against Barnoldswick.

Dodd is another one of Clarkson’s new recruits. He has been impressive with solid performances and versatility since his move from Lytham Town.

MIDFIELDER

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MIDFIELDER

JOSH POLLARD

RYAN RILEY

JORDAN SALTHOUSE

Pollard is another new recruit, joining after his release from Preston North End. He is an exciting talent and Gate are excited to see him keep his place in the line-up.

Riley is one of the mainstays at Gate, he always impresses, but has recently picked up an injury, which will mean he misses the FA Vase game and the next couple of weeks.

Salthouse is a young winger, who broke through last season before moving on temporarily for more game time. He needs a good run in the team to grab his opportunity.

MIDFIELDER

SAM STAUNTON-TURNER MIDFIELDER

The midfielder is the captain of the team and joined the club after several years in the EvoStik. He is a controlling figure in the middle of the park and has an eye for a pass.

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MIDFIELDER

MIDFIELDER

MUTUTU CHILUFYA

LUKE NOBLE

Chilufya joined the club last season, but missed out due to injury. He has started the season well before another injury, but will be looking to kick on from here.

Noble was one of Gate’s summer signing.He has impressed everyone at the club so far with his blistering pace and work-rate. He is definitley one to watch.

FORWARD

FORWARD

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SQUIRES GATE SUPPORTER HARRY DAVIES IS THE NEXT PERSON TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR OUR NEW FEATURE... How long have you followed Squires Gate? I’ve been following Gate since I was 13, firstly, as a fan and then helping around the ground on a matchday. I’ve also done the media for the club as well. I’ve followed them home and away. What originally attracted you to non-league football? I started going to Gate when

everyone was boycotting the Blackpool games. My dad took me to Gate to watch a game and, ever since, I’ve followed them everywhere. I love the passion and all that from the fans and the players at this level. Are there any Whickham players that you’re wary of? I’ve heard that Lee McAndrew is a good goalscorer for Whickham. I’ve watched some of his goals and they’re really good goals. He is a player that we’ll need to be wary of this afternoon. Also, WHICKHAMFC

others to watch out for are Carl Finnigan and Matty Pattison, who are also very good players. They’ve both played professionally and will have that bit of quality that could cause us problems this afternoon. What can we expect from this Squires Gate team tonight? We got our first win against Padiham and we came from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Barnoldswick last Monday, so we’re on the up. We have a great bunch of lads at the club and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do against a very good Whickham team. Who would you say is your key player? Dean Ing is a great player. Dave Rossall is a great leader and defender too. Ben Fletcher is a great goalkeeper, who has been at Gate for a number of years now. James Boyd is also another player that is very good for us. What do you think Squires Gate can achieve this season? I’d be happy to be in the top three come the end of the season, but, realistically, a top 10 finish would be great

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in the league. We had a really good season last year, with some good runs, so it would be good to see how we get on this year. Gate have a few good strong players and a few new signings this season, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this group of players do this season. If you could persuade football fans to come watch non-league, what would you say to them? They need to come and watch some real football. There’s lots of passion at non-league level. Players are playing because they love football and not for the money. You really won’t regret going along to watch your local non-league side. The prices for the games and everything in between are very good. Finally, score prediction for the game? I think it’ll be a really good game. I don’t know much about Whickham, but I think it’s going to be a hard game for Gate. We lost in the FA Cup to West Didsbury and Chorlton, so we’re hoping to get a good cup run going in the FA Vase. I’ll go with a 1-0 win to Gate.

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PLAYER OF THE MONTH AUGUST

ADAM BARTLETT The first player of the month award goes to someone that has stood out in every single game in August. He is a leader at the back, commanding the penalty area and some of the saves he’s made has been nothing short of brilliant. Adam Bartlett has been unanimously voted POTM for last month.

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WEEKEND FIXTURES (SELECTED) SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019

AFC Blackpool vs Redcar Athletic Billingham Town vs Heaton Stannington Birtley Town vs Jarrow Chester-le-Street Town vs Garforth Town Crook Town vs Brandon United Easington Colliery vs Holker Old Boys Eccleshill United vs Thornaby Esh Winning vs Campion Garstang vs Sunderland West End Harrogate RA vs West Allotment Celtic Knaresborough Town vs Washington Longridge Town vs Newcastle University Nelson vs Seaham Red Star Newton Aycliffe vs Silsden Northallerton Town vs Stokesley SC Padiham vs Bedlington Terriers Penrith vs Guisborough Town Ryhope CW vs North Shields Shildon vs Tow Law Town Stockton Town vs Ashington Thackley vs Carlisle City Whitehaven vs Billingham Synthonia Whitley Bay vs Barnoldswick Town Willington vs Albion Sports SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

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FIXTURES & RESULTS Saturday, August 24, 2019 Bishop Auckland 4-1 Ryhope CW Consett 1-1 Whitley Bay Newton Aycliffe 3-2 West Auckland Town Shildon 3-2 Penrith Emirates FA Cup - Preliminary Round Ashington 1-3 Marske United Billingham Town 3-4 Ossett United Newcastle Benfield 1-0 Workington Northallerton Town 0-3 Stockton Town Pontefract Collieries 1-1 Hebburn Town Seaham Red Star 3-1 Guisborough Town Sunderland RCA 1-0 Hemsworth MW Monday, August 26, 2019 Newton Aycliffe 2-2 Shildon Northallerton Town 0-3 Guisborough Town Thornaby 0-4 Stockton Town Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Consett 5-0 Whickham Hebburn Town 2-0 Ryhope CW Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Bishop Auckland 3-0 Ashington Newcastle Benfield 1-1 Billingham Town North Shields 2-2 Seaham Red Star Saturday, August 31, 2019 Hebburn Town vs Consett Sunderland RCA vs Newcastle Benfield West Auckland Town vs Bishop Auckland Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Ashington vs Penrith Billingham Town vs Bishop Auckland Ryhope CW vs Seaham Red Star Thornaby vs Sunderland RCA Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Northallerton Town vs West Auckland Town North Shields vs Consett Whickham vs Shildon Thursday, September 4, 2019 Guisborough Town vs Whitley Bay Stockton Town vs Newton Aycliffe Saturday, September 7, 2019 Ashington vs North Shields Billingham Town vs Guisborough Town Bishop Auckland vs Shildon Consett vs Newton Aycliffe Hebburn Town vs Northallerton Town Penrith vs Ryhope CW West Auckland Town vs Whickham

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2-0

1-2

NBF

0-1

NAY

2-1

NSH

2-4

1-0

NOR

3-2

3-0

PEN

5-1

2-0

4-1

RYH

SHI

0-3

2-1

2-3

WBY

WHI

WES

THO

1-1

1-1

0-2

2-2

0-4

1-2

1-2

SUN

2-0

8-1

1-1

THO

3-2

1-0

2-1

WES

1-0

0-3

5-0

WHI

1-2

1-2

1-2

0-6

STO

SUN

0-2

2-2

6-1

2-2

SEA

2-0

2-1

1-2

2-5

HEB

STO

SHI

SEA

RYH

PEN

NOR

2-3

0-3

1-2

GUI

3-1

2-3

CON

NSH

1-1

BIS

2-2

2-2

BTN

NAY

NBF

HEB

GUI

5-1

3-0

BIS

CON

2-1

BTN

ASH

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WHO AM I?

THE HALF-TIME QUIZ SPOT THE BALL 5 3

4 2

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MATCH THE CLUB 1

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Can you match the following teams with their correct leagues?

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4

5

Braintree Town

FCUM

Forest Green

Kettering Town

Chesterfield

League Two

National League

Nat Lge North

Nat Lge South

Northern Premier

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C

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It’s time to test your knowledge of the sporting world over the last week. How many can you get right?

1. Which British teams will compete in the Europa League group stages? ___________________________________ 2. Which player just completed a loan move to Serie A side, Inter Milan? ___________________________________ 3. Who do Arsenal play later this afternoon? ___________________________________ 4. Which two sides play today in the ‘Old Firm’? ___________________________________ 5. Which cricketer has been ruled out of the rest of The Ashes series? ___________________________________

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6. How many runs did Ben Stokes score in the second innings at Headingley? ____________________________________ 7. What is the current score in The Ashes series? ____________________________________ 8. In Formula 1, which grand prix takes place today? ____________________________________ 9. Who is the current head coach of the Welsh national rugby union team? ___________________________________ 10. Which city will be the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games? ____________________________________

We’ve made our word search bigger and better this season, can you find all the words?

CHARNLEY CLARKSON EGIDI FAVASE FLETCHER FOOTBALL GATE MULLEN NOBLE SQUIRES STADIUM WEMBLEY Who Am I: Virgin van Dijk; Spot The Ball: 4; Nickname Game: 1 = D, 2 = E, 3 = A, 4 = C, 5 = B Quiz: 1. Manchester United, Rangers, Arsenal, Wolves and Celtic, 2. Alexis Sanchez, 3. Tottenham Hotspur, 4. Rangers and Celtic, 5. James Anderson, 6.135 runs, 7. 1-1, 8. Belgian Grand Prix, 9. Warren Gatland, 10. Birmingham

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1. First game you went to? I remember one of my first being Newcastle United 8-0 Sheffield Wednesday. 2. Boyhood hero? My old man. My best mate. 3. Favourite ground? St. James’ Park. 4. First ground you played at? Gateshead International Stadium, probably in a school final. 5. Team you support? Newcastle United. 6. Best player you've played with or against? I remember training with Hatem Ben Arfa a few times and he was frightening. 7. Eating in or eating out? Eating out. Sorella Sorella is my go to place around here.

11. Describe yourself in one word? Ginger. 12. If you could be any animal, what would you be? A fly. Could think of a few walls that I’d sit on. 13. Last thing you watched on TV? Watched The Greatest Showman the other night. What a film. 14. Premier League or Non-League? Premier League. Nice to watch some decent footballers now and again. 15. At Whickham, who has the worst taste in music? No one can prize the speaker away from Dale Burrell, so currently he’s the best and the worst.

16. Worst dress sense? Kieran Galbraith has the worst clobber I’ve seen in my life. 17. Who spends the longest doing their hair? Clark (Kay). Caffeine shampoo in the shower after every game. 18. Least intelligent? Kevin struggles to count past 10 unless his shoes and socks are off. 19. Biggest joker? Chad’s funny. Not sure if he is trying to be, but he makes me laugh. 20. What game are you most looking forward to? This one. With our exit from the FA Cup, we will want to be kicking on into the latter stages of the FA Vase.

8. Favourite film? Goodfellas. 9. Favourite holiday destination? Ibiza, every day of the week. 10. Karaoke song? I always go with Dire Straits - Walk of Life or Wagonwheel - Darius Rucker.

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TEAM STATISTICS

SQUAD STATS

ALL INFORMATION CORRECT UP TO AND INCLUDING 27/08/19

2019-20 SEASON STATISTICS PLAYER

POS

LEAGUE

CUP

APS

GLS

APS

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TOTAL

LEAGUE

CUP

TOTAL

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APS

GLS

Adam Bartlett

GK

6

0

2

0

8

0

6

0

2

0

8

0

Andrew Bulford

FOR

2

0

1

0

3

0

47

28

8

2

55

30

Dale Burrell

MID

6

0

2

1

8

1

36

4

6

3

42

7

Chad Collins

MID

3

0

0

0

3

0

121

31

26

5

147

36

Max Cowburn

FOR

4

0

2

0

6

0

25

7

3

0

28

7

Carl Finnigan

FOR

6

2

2

4

8

6

6

2

2

4

8

6

Kieran Galbraith

DEF

4

0

2

0

6

0

4

0

2

0

6

0

Lewis Gibbons

DEF

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

Matthew Grieve

DEF

4

0

2

0

6

0

26

1

4

0

30

1

Sam Hedley

DEF

0

0

1

1

1

1

84

2

16

1

100

3

Tom Howard

DEF

5

0

2

0

7

0

5

0

2

0

7

0

Clark Kay

DEF

6

0

1

0

7

0

11

1

1

0

12

1

Stephen Little

DEF

5

0

1

0

6

0

23

1

4

0

27

1

Ryan Lumsden

GK

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lee McAndrew

FOR

5

1

2

0

7

1

5

1

2

0

7

1

Conor Newton

MID

6

0

2

0

8

0

6

0

2

0

8

0

Kyle Oliver

MID

2

0

0

0

2

0

18

0

2

0

20

0

Matty Pattison

MID

5

1

2

4

7

5

24

3

5

4

29

7

Ross Peareth

MID

0

0

0

0

0

0

250

18

52

1

302

19

Tom Scothern

MID

4

0

1

0

5

0

4

0

1

0

5

0

Scott Robson

FOR

4

2

1

0

5

2

4

2

1

0

5

2

Kelvin Thear

FOR

2

1

2

1

4

2

12

3

7

1

19

4

TOP GOALSCORERS

CARL FINNIGAN

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MATTY PATTISON

5 GOALS

SCOTT ROBSON

2 GOALS

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AWAY DAYS

DATE: 07.09.19 / NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE / GROUND: WANTED STADIUM

Darlington Road since their formation. There is a welcoming club house that allows away supporters for a pre match beer.

THE OPPOSITION

WEST AUCKLAND TOWN DIRECTIONS

Get onto the B6316 towards Millfield Road. Turn right onto Front Street then left onto Lobley Hill Road. At the roundabout take the third exit onto the A1(M) towards Durham. Continue on the A1(M) and follow signs for Durham. At junction 60 take the A689 towards Bishop Auckland. Stay on the A689/A688 and A68 until you arrive on Darlington Road.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

From the ground walk two minutes to Rectory Lane bus station. Get on the ToonLink X30 towards Stanley. Get off at stand C and walk to stand G. Get on the 16A Durham Diamond towards Durham. At the bus station get off at stand C and walk to stand J. Get on the number six Sapphire towards Cockfield. Get off at West Auckland club and walk five minutes to the ground.

Gary Forrest’s side finished a creditable 8th place in the EBAC Northern League Division One table last season with an array of players with higher level experience at their disposal. They have made a relatively poor start to this campaign with two points from six matches. They lost their latest outing at Newton Aycliffe 3-2 after being 2-0 up. They also went out of the FA Cup at the hands of Bridlington Town.

LAST TIME OUT

06.03.19 Whickham 1 West Auckland Town 4 During their last meeting West won comfortably at the Glebe towards the end of last season. Centre forward Nathan Fisher made the difference for West.

THE GROUND

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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) 1-2 Tue 27 Consett 0-5 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 Wed 18 Silksworth CW (DCC) 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

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ATT

1

2

3

4

5

4 7 4 2 4 9

166 340 102 173 98 417 296 449

Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett Bartlett

Howard Howard Howard Howard Howard Oliver Howard Howard

Kay B Kay Hedley 1 Kay Kay Kay Kay Kay

Grieve B Grieve Little Little Little Little Grieve Grieve

Galbraith Little B Galbraith Galbraith Galbraith Grieve Galbraith Galbraith

ALL INFORMATION CORRECT UP TO AND INCLUDING 27/08/19

38 WHICKHAM v SQUIRES GATE

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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 Newton B Newton

Thear 1 McAndrew McAndrew McAndrew

Newton Newton Newton Burrell McAndrew 1 Burrell Robson Scothern B McAndrew Burrell B McAndrew Burrell

9

10

11

SUB 1

SUB 2

SUB 3

Finnigan 2 Finnigan Finnigan 4 Finnigan B Bulford Bulford Finnigan Finnigan

Collins Collins Pattison 3 Pattison 1 Pattison Thear Pattison 1 Robson

McAndrew Thear B Thear 1 Collins Thear Cowburn Thear R Pattison

Cowburn Cowburn Cowburn Thear Gibbons Burrell Robson Little B

Scothern Pattison B Scothern Robson 1 Finnigan Pattison Bulford Scothern

Scothern Grieve Cowburn Robson 1 Finnigan Cowburn Oliver

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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BUILDBASE FA VASE - FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND 39


MANAGER ROBIN FALCUS

MANAGER ANDY CLARKSON

ASSISTANT MANAGER ANDREW BULFORD

ASSISTANT MANAGER JED STARKEY

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 Lee McANDREW Conor NEWTON Kyle OLIVER Matty PATTISON Ross PEARETH Scott ROBSON Tom SCOTHERN Kelvin THEAR

START

SUB

COLOURS: BLUE SHIRTS START

SUB

James BOYD Oliver BURGESS Ryan CHARNLEY Mututu CHILUFYA Finley CLARKSON Jacob DAVIS Ryan DODD Riccardo EGIDI Ben FLETCHER (GK) Jake HIGHAM Dean ING Bradley JONES Chris MORRIS John-Jo MORRIS Joey MULLEN Luke NOBLE Adam PENNINGTON Josh POLLARD Ryan RILEY Dave ROSSALL Jordan SALTHOUSE Sam STAUNTON-TURNER Josh WESTWOOD

TODAY’S MATCH OFFICIALS REFEREE: NEILL HOWLETT

ASSISTANT: PHILLIP CLAYTON

NEXT AT HOME

SHILDON WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2019 KICK-OFF 7:30PM NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

ASSISTANT: CAMERON ATKINS

NEXT AWAY GAME WEST AUCKLAND TOWN

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019 KICK-OFF 3:00PM NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

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FA VASE: Whickham vs Squires Gate  

Match programme from the Buildbase FA Vase First Qualifying Round match between Whickham and Squires Gate on September 1, 2019.

FA VASE: Whickham vs Squires Gate  

Match programme from the Buildbase FA Vase First Qualifying Round match between Whickham and Squires Gate on September 1, 2019.

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