The Ambers Matchday Programme

       

 

 

Welcome

Good Afternoon and welcome to Cheshunt Stadium.

We would particularly like to welcome the players, Officials and supporters of Lewes. The Rooks last visit was in November 2019 when James Hammond and Leon Redwood scored in the first half to give them a 2-0 victory. This season’s trip to the Dripping Pan back in August was a lively encounter with Ken Charles and Reece Beckles-Richards on target to earn the Ambers a point.

The Herts Senior Cup final against Hadley to be played on Wednesday 20th April has had a change of venue. It will now be played at Potters Bar Town’s Parkfield ground.

The kick-off time at Haringey Borough on Saturday 16th April has been moved to 1pm on Police orders as Tottenham Hotspur are at home at the same time

There are a few tickets left online for the coach to Bognor Regis on Tuesday afternoon.

We have been able to secure the Fanzone Bar until the end of the season, please make use of it through the afternoon (weather permitting) The more it gets used, the more we can work with the brewery on similar initiatives.

Now is the time to start thinking of who your player of the season could be, look out for voting slips in the sports bar.

Enjoy the game

Enjoy the game tonight

Waysider              

Please note Cheshunt FC operates a No Dogs policy. (except Assistance Dogs)

You are responsible for your own children on the site, unless they are participating in an organised event at the site with qualified staff.

On This Day..........

Waysider has delved into his archives to come up with previous Cheshunt results on this day.  How many do you remember?

On this day 9th April

Year Opposition Competition Ven Attn Res Cheshunt scorers
1949 Barnet Herts Senior Cup N 1-3 Clarke                 (at St Albans)
1955 Brentwood & Warley Delphian League A 0-0
1966 Ruislip Manor Athenian Div 2 A 7-0 Kitchener 3,Scales 2,Skeggs 2.
1968 Chesham United Athenian Div 1 A 2-2 Davidson,Horgan.
1969 St Albans Herts Charity Cup H 0-0
1977 Marlow Athenian League A 5-2 Cole 2,Burling,Dillon,Lowry.
1983 Lewes Isthmian Div 1 H 3-0 Reeves 2,Brooks.
1987 Ware Isthmian Div 2 North H 35 1-0 Thwaites.
1988 Northwood Spartan League A 1-2 Prutton.
1991 Harringey Borough Spartan League A 1-4 Brown.
1994 Harefield United Isthmian Div 3 H 60 0-1
1996 Ware Isthmian Div 2 H 64 0-2
2005 Folkestone Invicta Isthmian Premier H 125 0-0
2007 Hemel Hempstead Town Southern Premier H 221 2-0 Allen,Deane.
2011 Wingate & Finchley  Isthmian Div 1 North A 182 1-2 Byles. 
2012 Potters Bar Town Isthmian Div 1 North A 83 1-1 Wade
2016 Wroxham Isthmian Div 1 North A 113 3-0 Hallett 2, Hope

News From The Boardroom

Chairman Dean Williamson

Welcome everyone to Theobalds Lane,

And a particularly warm welcome to our visiting friends from Lewes. We enjoyed great hospitality earlier in the season at Lewes and I hope the committee, players and supporters enjoy your stay with us.

This is of course a huge match for both teams in the push for a play-off spot. We were extremely unlucky against Hornchurch midweek, and the manner of the defeat was a tough one to take.

I was however buoyed by another fantastic turnout by our supporters. Every year we look to improve the club on and off the pitch, and challenging at the top end of the table and our growing attendances really does show how much the club is improving.

Financially the club is also in a sound position. I have recently received the year end accounts for the 2020/21 financial year and I’m pleased to say that we weathered the Covid-19 pandemic. We covered our costs, with money left over to reinvest back into the club. I’ll go through the figures in more detail in the coming days and start to formulate a financial plan for the coming season.

I’m also pleased to announce that we raised £473.72 for Prostate UK on Non-League Day from our collection buckets and 50/50 draw. A fantastic amount and a big thank you to all the supporters for organising the collections and to all of you who gave generously.

We have everything to look forward to in the coming years, starting with today’s match.

Enjoy the game.

Kind Regards,

Dean

 

Cheshunt Women 1st Team Hit the Top of the League

Congratulations to Cheshunt Women who won 3-1 away to Wodson Park  last weekend, taking them to the top of the table 5 points clear of Herts Vipers Women in second place. In fact with the season coming to a close , only AFC Sudbury  (5 games to play) & Hearts Vipers (2 games to play) can catch Cheshunt (Points in the bag, 1 game to play).

The Amberettes still have the title in their own hands, and will not need to rely on results elsewhere because they play AFC Sudbury at home on April 17th.  A win, will see them crowned champions,

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Cheshunt 1. Hornchurch 2 April 5th 2022

Hornchurch started brightly and put the Ambers under early pressure,  Ola Ogunwamide looked dangerous with Lewwis Spence  looking to release him at every opportunity.  Preston Edwards saved a Liam Nash header. A Remi Sutton shot cleared the bar, and Tobi Joseph released Tom Wraight, with Edwards out quickly to save again. Kayne Diedrick-Roberts starting tonight for the Ambers  got a run at the Urchins defence   but his shot at the end was high and over the bar.  Hornchurch took the lead on 23 minutes  The Ambers failed to clear the lines effectively and a penalty box pinball ensued – a Joseph shot rebounded to Nash, whose follow-up was blocked, only for Tom Wraight to react quickest for the opener.  Hornchurch were winning the second ball & started to control the half, forcing a number of corners. Kassarate, Crowther & Edwards were kept busy in the air keeping a big Hornchurch presence at bay. With the referee indicating there would be an additional minute to the first half a pass rolled to Cheshunt midfielder was flicked into the air & volleyed by the Australian into the top right corner, with one visitor to Theobalds Lane impressed enough to declare that Peter Shilton wouldn’t have reached that standing on Lev Yashin’s shoulders !  One All at the break. 

Zack Newton came on for Cheshunt in the second half to inject some pace & introduce Hornchurch to his long throw. Amadou Kassarate went close with a header, & Sutton shot over for Hornchurch. Just past the hour mark & former Cheshunt keeper Joe Wright pumped the ball high and long up the field to no one in particular , and defender Chevron McLean sought to head the ball inside & behind himself to his keeper, alas Preston Edwards had started off his line early expecting the swirling wind to bring the punt all the way into his box on the bounce, Stranded he could not recover in time to prevent the ball gently rolling into the net behind him.  Edwards atoned with two smart stops minutes later, setting the Ambers up to really go at Hornchurch for the equaliser. They forced several corners, and saves from Wright.  A golden opportunity fell to Jamie Reynolds , but his shot screwed wide of the far post with Wright beaten.  The referee added plenty of additional time but Hornchurch battened down the hatches & withdrew to two lines to see the game out.

A most unfortunate way to lose a match, but a Thursday training session & then Lewes await.

Taylor Mackenzie

IN THE DUGOUT WITH CRAIG EDWARDS

 

 

Firstly I’d like to welcome Tony, his team and everyone who has travelled up from Lewes for todays big league game.

I’d also like to welcome our match officials and hope they have an enjoyable game.

We will be looking to do what we’ve managed to do on many occasions this season and bounce back from a harsh defeat.

Losing to Hornchurch in the week has taken away any breathing space we may have had. To be fair Hornchurch were the better side in the first half and we couldn’t have complained had we gone into the break behind. What was galling is we fell behind yet again on a bad call from the assistant. On a conservative estimate and with the benefit of being able to watch veo after the game we’ve been robbed of 17 points this season.

On the stroke of half time Nick Dib scored a definite candidate for goal of the season to take us a bit fortuitously in all square.

We started the 2nd half really well and 20 minutes in there looked only one likely winner. Disaster struck when an aimless long ball that was destined to roll into Preston was inadvertently headed into an empty net for an own goal. For five minutes it knocked the stuffing out of us a bit but we came back really hard in the remaining 15 minutes or so but missed a couple of great chances to get us back on terms.

It was a real tough one to take but once again we’ve shown we have been a match for every side in the division.

On to todays game. Tony’s teams are always a pleasure to watch and we always have entertaining games none more so than the end to end 2-2 draw earlier in the season at Lewes. Hopefully today will be no different other than a goal or two more for us.

Enjoy the Match !

Craig

 

Look Back In Amber by Jim Tuite

LOOK BACK IN AMBER

By Jim Tuite

CHESHUNT 2-1 BRIMSDOWN ROVERS

London Senior Cup 1st Round

Thursday 31st January 1985

NO FUTURE AT A DYING CLUB – So boomed the headline on the back page of the Cheshunt and Waltham Telegraph thirty-seven years ago. 

It was a quote from John Drabwell as he quit Theobalds Lane for a third and final time to take over at Boreham Wood. Just before the local derby with Brimsdown had started, Chairman Stan Bailey accepted Drabwell’s resignation. Forty-eight hours previously, the Ambers had crashed out of the FA Vase with a 2-7 home defeat to Sharpness – a result that probably made up Drabwell’s mind it was time to go. The 2-1 win over Brimsdown was almost incidental as Drabwell broke the news of his departure to his players after the final whistle. His assistant Dave Woods announced he would be joining Drabwell at Meadow Park too. Bailey gave a statement saying that ‘the players will remain at the Club’ but it was a feeble boast as it was immediately followed by news that Paul Reed, Steve Naylor, Steed Miles and Andy Cook were all Boreham Wood bound and that skipper Mark Debnam was quitting the Club anyway.

The 1984-85 season had been disappointing after relegation from the Isthmian league division one the previous year but it wasn’t Drabwell’s failure to bounce his side back that was the cause of his resignation, rather internal politics at the Club. “There is no future for me or the players at this club. It’s dying,” said Drabwell to the press. “Twice this season proposals to wind up Cheshunt have been made at Committee meetings – and rejected”. He said he’d have liked to have seen out his days in club management at Cheshunt but it was impossible.

Since the departure of Ted Prosser as Chairman two years previously, the Club had two more Chairman: Stan Bailey, who had been a Committee member since the 1970’s, and, between February 1983 and the summer of 1984, Martin Hill. 

Hill was a representative of Abbey Homes, the property Development Company who had bought the lease on the ground from Ted Prosser. Prosser (who had been Chairman since the mid 1970’s) had tried several ventures to bring in off-the-field income for the Club, including an application for a golf driving range and a Sunday car boot market, both of which the Council turned down. In frustration he sold the lease to Abbey Homes, who would redevelop Spurs training ground at Brookfield Lane for housing soon after. Even though Prosser warned them prior to the sale that they were wasting their time if they thought they could shift Tottenham into Theobalds Lane, Abbey Homes tried anyway – and failed (a visit in 2007 by Keith Burkinshaw to Cheshunt shone some light on this. He revealed secretly coming to Cheshunt Stadium around 1983 with its potential as a new training ground being the purpose of the visit). 

Abbey Homes were left with a white elephant (in their eyes) on their hands and soon lost any interest in the club, knowing its development potential was now zero. Youth team coach, Bill Pratt was given the responsibility of managing the site on their behalf – a move that would have appalling implications for Cheshunt Football Club over the next twenty years. The problems Drabwell’s replacement as Player-Manager, defender Barry Nevill, would face the following season were only the start of them.

Competition Time !

Today the Amber Scribe manages to merge, a deadly sin, a radio show, the Premier League, and Non League Day, whilst referring to big boys pants and quoting Python, and still manages to conclude with positive commentary on Non League and Cheshunt FC !

GREED IS BAD!!!!!

I was listening to TalkSPORT recently when the ex Palace owner Simon Jordan spoke of what he felt motivated clubs and owners in the Premier League. His answer was as concise as you could wish for….Avarice!

He described that avarice as being the fundamental difference between teams at the top and the other clubs as you slide down the levels. Hs comments to me were basically adding fuel to that old adage that the more you have the more you will want, irrespective of whether you need it or not.

It immediately made me think so where does the Premier League club get the satisfaction that we all felt from our Non League Day? Our fan base was delighted to build the day, we were all excited when the day came, and we were ecstatic that we’d hit a crowd total that was near to one thousand.

Was it driven by money? Of course not, it was driven by our fans wanting lots of new people to share a great day with them, and hopefully then get a few of them to start to come over more often and be part of growing interest in the lower league game. 

At the top levels of the game despite the supporters being so much larger in numbers, their influence on clubs becomes muted. If Tottenham or Arsenal supporters want to influence the direction of the club they are going to find it hard to achieve. Obviously, there are talking forums at most clubs these days, even more so after the Super League debacle last year, but how easy is it for them to really affect the clubs direction?

The sheer size of the fan bases makes them quite a difficult body to deal with as there will be several fans groups not all sharing the same priority. The Independent Supporters Association of Big Boy Pants FC may regard the main issue of getting of the hard toilet paper removed from the ladies’ toilets as the most fundamentally important aspect of driving the club forwards, whereas the Fans Forum of Big Boy Pants FC want to prioritise changing the pies to Chickpea Vegan only. It all becomes rather reminiscent of the Life of Brian scene and what ever happened to the Peoples Popular Front of Judea!

It was interesting to see that in the recent home game against Hornchurch we achieved an attendance in excess of 400 for a Tuesday night game, something nobody can remember happening in decades of football at Cheshunt FC and surely the only logical connection is that it is the fans who have had an impact. It is their efforts in building up a crowd of 915 for a game that has led to us seeing more fans at the turnstile for the following game. When was the last time a group of Premier League fans had the satisfaction of feeling they had done something of such magnitude in supporting their chosen club?

Fans at lower league level are without doubt far more central to the hearts of lower league clubs. They travel with the players on the same coach, they talk with the manager, with the coaches and with the players, they interact with the chairman and owner of the club and they most of all can influence the way the club is going forwards. They have far better relationships with the committee members, they may even have friends or family who are representing the club and they view the football club as accessible and responsive to their questions and ideas. I know I’ve rarely felt that closeness or bond when following one of the bigger clubs in the Premier League. 

As Simon Jordan so eloquently put it the big Premier League clubs become blinded by the riches, they have become obsessed by the enormous finances available, even though as has been proved so often, the longer-term implications of achieving such a high financial income is sometimes simply a lead weight to disaster. 

At Cheshunt we are quite rightly ambitious, no team in the lower leagues should be anything else. I sincerely hope however that our ambition remains measured and responsible, and I am sure it will. I believe we have a model that does want to see the club progress and be successful, but I don’t believe it wants to lose the identity of being a community club. Far from it I suspect in the coming seasons we will see Cheshunt FC become a more fundamental part of the Cheshunt community and in many positive ways.

Chairmen and owners of football clubs are often quoted as being the custodians of fans dreams but for that to work they must be listening to what those dreams are. Here at Cheshunt as we come out of the first full season in two difficult years,  I don’t think there can be any doubt that at our club we are lucky to have a Chairman, Owners and Committee members who are on the same page as the fans, and in my opinion that’s a very very good place to be.

COME ON YOU AMBERS!!!!

Tony Madden

Isthmian Premier League Bowers & Pitsea 0 Cheshunt 3

Having beaten Brightlingsea Regent away on the Tuesday night, the Ambers headed east again on Saturday for a match against a much improved Bowers & Pitsea, with a squad short of many regulars due to suspension, long & short term injury. However careful planning (or is it plotting?) from Manager Craig Edwards ensured the squad were well prepared & the players coming in didn’t disappoint, putting in performances that will ensure the manager & coaches have plenty to consider for future fixtures.

The Non League paper’s Dean Wootten reported the match thus,

Bowers & Pitsea 0  Cheshunt 3 ( Diedrick Roberts, Liburd, Beckles Richards)

Attendance 186

Cheshunt overcame a flat Bowers side although they needed two late goals to give the result its emphatic look and ensure they moved to within two points of the play off places.

The hosts Quentin Monville had the first chance of the game, forcing Ambers keeper Preston Edwards into a smart save. Cheshunt striker Rowan Liburd responded with a header just wide. The rest of the first half was bereft of real chances apart from James White’s free kick going just wide of the visitors goal & Amadou Kassarate firing over from a Liburd flick on

The Ambers broke the deadlock five minutes after the interval when a long ball was worked into Kayne Diedrick Roberts who fired past Bowers keeper Mitchell Beeney.

 

 

Beeney then produced a smart stop with his feet  to deny Cheshunt doubling their lead. Bowers were limited to long range efforts from Monville & substitute Declan Nche.

On 89 minutes the Ambers doubled their advantage Liburd firing home at the near post after Daniel Ojo’s cross fell for him.  Cheshutn added the gloss to the scoreline hitting Bowers on a counter attack when Ebs Add Kuffour’s cut back reached Reece Beckles Richards who smashed the ball into the bottom corner.

 

 

(Pictures Amy Eve Photography)

 

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Lewes FC History

LEWES FC CLUB HISTORY The Early Years

Lewes Football Club was formed following a meeting at The Royal Oak pub on 23 September 1885. For the first eight years, the players wore light green shirts which were designed to reflect the scenery of the surrounding South Downs, but black and red finally became the club colours in 1893.

The club has played at the Dripping Pan ever since, apart from a couple of seasons prior to the First World War when the club was banished to the adjoining Convent Field. The early years of the club produced only mediocre results and successes were few and far between. In 1920, Lewes became founder members of the Sussex County League.

1960s

Progress was slow and despite four runners-up places, by the 1960s Lewes had only one Sussex RUR Cup win to their name. In 1965, the club’s fortunes changed dramatically, winning the County League title for the first time with a massive nine-point lead over runners-up Lancing, as well as both the RUR and Sussex Senior Cups.

Lewes became members of the Athenian League and after winning the Division 2 title in 1968, promotion to the Premier Division was gained just two years later when the Division 1 title was snatched from Boreham Wood, with a further Sussex Senior Cup triumph added in 1971. Six years later, the club entered the newly expanded Isthmian League.

1980s

Promotion to Division 1 soon followed although two sixth-place finishes in 1982 and 1989 were the highest positions attained in Division 1. During that time, Lewes reached the final of the Sussex Senior Cup on three occasions, and won the trophy in 1984/85.

1990s

Disaster struck in 1990/91 when Lewes were relegated for the first time in their history. An immediate return as runners-up to Purfleet followed, but that success was short-lived and relegation in successive years meant that by the 1994/95 season the club was down in Division Three.

The slide continued and the first season in the basement division would have been the last in the league if it hadn’t been for Cove who conveniently propped- up the league and saved Lewes from automatic demotion.

The club survived rather than thrived until the 1998/99 season when Jimmy Quinn joined as manager, and at the first attempt missed out on promotion by just one place. Midway through the 1999/2000 season Martin Elliott and a new board of Directors stepped in and immediately the fortunes of the club began to improve, with the capture of the Sussex Senior Cup in 2001 following victory over Bognor Regis.

Naughties (2000s)

There was mixed news on the pitch. The pinnacle of the Men’s team’s achievement, an what a pinnacle, was to gain promotion to the top of the non- League pyramid in 2007/8. However, the Rooks only lasted one season in the top flight as the Global Credit Crisis hit and funds dried up. The Rooks’ new economic reality saw them drop down the divisions.

However, a brand new Women’s team was started by Jacquie Agnew and underwent a dramatic rise form park football to the Women’s Combination.

A New Dawn (2010s)

Behind the scenes, a group of six supporters calling themselves Rooks125 were working hard to take the club into community ownership having witnessed the serious financial problems that had befallen the club, despite the owners’ best efforts.

Finally on July 8th 2010, Lewes FC was officially transferred out of private ownership into a mass-ownership Community Benefit Society called Lewes Community Football Club, consisting of benefactors and members of the former Management Committee.

The six members of Rooks125 formed the inaugural Executive Board, working as volunteers to install improved working practices and procedures during the season before planning to open up the wider ownership of LCFC to all the club’s supporters in 2011/12. The first chairman of the Community Club was appointed in 2013 with club legend Terry Parris taking up the position. Terry was succeeded by Stuart Fuller in 2015. All Board positions now are elected by the whole Ownership base.

In the summer of 2017 the club hit the headlines globally when it announced that it would pay our Men’s and Women’s squads the same – a first for any semi/professional club in the world. Under the Equality FC banner, the club attracted a number of partners who shared the same beliefs and vision for gender equality in sport.

On the pitch, restricted resources saw the team drop two Leagues, down to Step 4 but under Darren Freeman they gained promotion as runners-up in the Isthmian League South in 2017/18, then came within a whisker of a play-off spot in the Isthmian Premier the following season.

The Lewes Women’s side were given a place in the inaugural Women’s Championship, the second tier of English football playing alongside sides such as Manchester United, Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur. In December 2018 they attracted a record attendance when nearly 2,000 fans saw them host Manchester United at the Pan.

So where are we now?

Freeman stepped down in October 2019 after four years in charge to concentrate on his footballing career away from management and after a period when his former assistants Ross Standen and Tony Coade led the side, Hugo Langton took over the hotseat in February 2020, leading the team to 16th spot before the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed the season.

In April 2021, the Club appointed Tony Russell as manager and former Lewes player Joe Vines as his assistant.

The Women’s team remain in The Championship and will have their eye on promotion to the Super League.

The club is building a solid foundation on which to build for the future. It has around 1,700 Owners and has gained a great reputation for all its community work and stand-out marketing especially with the continued stance on pay equality.

The future is bright, the future is black & red…

Meet the Lewes FC Players

Goalkeeper

Lewis Carey

Carey will be a familiar face to Rooks fans having previously played for us in the 2018/19 season and winning Supporters Player of the Season. Lewis came through the youth ranks at Bristol City, and is an experienced non-league keeper having appeared for Bromley, Tonbridge Angels, Eastbourne Borough and Cray Wanderers.

Defenders

Tom Carlse

An energetic full-back, Tom has previously played for Sittingbourne, Greenwich Borough, Ashford United and was part of the Cray Wanderers side that were promoted from the Isthmian South in 2018/19. 

Nic D’Arienzo

Nic made his first team debut for the Rooks in the League Cup in 2019/20 against Three Bridges, graduating from the Under 18s and went on to make four first team appearances that season and another seven in the curtailed 2020/21 season.  An accomplished left-back who is also comfortable in the centre of defence. Currently on loan at Burgess Hill Town FC. 

Mitchell Nelson

An experienced centre back, Mitchell started his career at Bournemouth and subsequently played for Eastleigh, Sutton United, Margate, Dulwich Hamlet, Welling United, Tonbridge Angels and Cray Wanderers. Mitchell has previously played for the club joining on loan from Bournemouth in the 2010/11 season. 

Will Salmon

Salmon began his career with Aldershot Town before moving to AFC Wimbledon and then Ebbsfleet United in the. Conference in 2009.  He won the Conference North title with AFC Telford then moved to Bath City in 2013.  He will be a familiar name to Isthmian League fans after long spells at Met Police and Leatherhead.  He was an ever present in the last aborted campaign for the Tanners. Joined on loan in October 2021 and the move became permanent in November 2021. 

Kenny Yao

The former Charlton Athletic youngster is a versatile player who is comfortable at full-back, in the centre of defence or as a holding midfielder. Was at Dartford on loan during the 2019-20 season. 

Matt Weaire

A young but composed centre back, Matt has represented Denmark Under 19’s. Starting his career at Brighton & Hove Albion, Matt joined the club from Colchester United. Currently on loan at Sevenoaks Town. 

Juevan Spencer

An attacking right back, Spencer joined The Rooks from fellow Isthmian Premier side Kingstonian in December 2020.

Juevan started his career with AFC Wimbledon before going on to Salisbury City and Whytleafe but is best known for his spell at Corinthian Casuals for whom he made nearly 300 appearances.

Spencer left Casuals for Chipstead before returning to King George’s Field in the summer of 2020 to join Kingstonian.

Midfielders

Tom Phipp

Phipp joined the Rooks in December from Herne Bay, having played for Tony Russell at Cray Wanderers last season.  Phipp had previously played for Ebbsfleet, Margate and Tonbridge before taking a break from the game at the age of 24 to start a new career in marketing after completing a degree with first-class honours.

Michael Klass

With Fulham and Queens Park Rangers as a youth player, Michael went on to join Southend United making 12 appearances for the first team. Had an impressive spell on loan with Bromley in the 2019/20 season before returning to Southend and joining the Rooks in 2021/22. A player with exciting potential and one to watch this season. 

Ayo Olukoga

Previously played for Romford, Cheshunt and East Thurrock, some impressive

performances in pre-season saw the industrious centre midfielder snapped up by the

management team for 2021/22.

Freddie Parker

Still only 21, Parker is a strong and technically gifted midfielder and has scored 30 goals in just over 75 games in the Isthmian League. Started his career with Millwall and had a spell at Crystal Palace before joining Cray Wanderers. Currently on loan at Sevenoaks Town. 

Bradley Pritchard

Pritchard joined us from Cray Wanderers to link up once again with Tony Russell and Joe Vines, although he is probably better known for his performances in the English Football League for Charlton Athletic and Leyton Orient. Rooks fans may also remember him from our encounters against Greenwich Borough. He made 67 appearances for Cray Wanderers between 2018 and the end of last season, scoring nine goals.

Taylor Maloney

With Charlton Athletic from the age of 12, made his professional debut for the side in an EFL Trophy group stage victory over Crawley Town in August 2017. Had loan spells with Concord Rangers and Newport County before joining Bromley on a permanent basis in October 2020. Joined the Rooks in September 2021

Casey Pettit

On loan from Luton Town and captain of their Development side, the central midfielder, who can also play at centre back started his footballing career with West Ham United, before crossing the Thames and the bitter rivalries to join Millwall.  After being released by the Lions, he joined Luton Town’s Under16s set up.

Forwards

Razzaq Coleman De-Graft

A technical and powerful player, Razzaq can play in a front three and as left back, the former Hampton & Richmond Borough player joined the Rooks following a series of impressive performances in pre-season including a goal against Dartford FC. 

Deshane Dalling

Wideman Dalling started his career at Queen’s Park Rangers and spent time on loan with Cork City and Wealdstone whilst with The Hoops. After leaving QPR, Dalling had a short spell at Hemel Hempstead and then joined Dartford at the start of the season.

Rhys Murrell-Williamson

Wideman Murrell-Williamson may familiar to some Lewes fans having played for the club in the 2013/14 season.

Rhys joined us from Kingstonian in February 2022 having previously played for Manager Tony Russell at Cray Wanderers throughout 2020 and 2021.

Ollie Tanner

A highly promising and exciting winger, Ollie was a Charlton and Arsenal youth player before joining Bromley’s academy and was promoted to their first team squad in 2019/20, making his debut at 17. Joined the Rooks in the summer of 2021. 

Joe Taylor

A prolific goal scorer, Taylor counts Ramsgate, Folkestone, Margate and Cray Wanderers amongst his former clubs. Scored 32 goals in 38 appearances for the Wands in the null and voided 2019/20 and 13 goals in 14 games in the curtailed 2020/21 season. Taylor was Tony Russell’s first signing as Lewes manager. 

Today's Teams Selected From:

171206-AMBER-CFC-LOGO.png   Cheshunt FC                                                        

Manager Craig Edwards

Preston Edwards.    George Marsh

Ola Williams.            Chevron Maclean

Adam Crowther        Tom Gardiner

Taylor McKenzie      Mo Camara

Joe Re                       Taylor Miles.

Jamie Reynolds        Reece Beckles Richards

Zac Newton              Enock Ekongo

Sam Alderson           Kayne Diedrick Roberts

Amadou Kassarate. Daniel Ojo

Zubayr Boadi            Rowan Liburd

Nicholas Dib             Jerry Puemo

Ebz Addoe Kuffour

 

 

Lewes FC

Manager: Tony Russell

Lewis Carey.          Kenneth Yao

Juevan Spencer.   Will Salmon

Mitchell Nelson.    Casey Pettit

Michael Klass.       Bradley Pritchard

Joe Taylor             Dashonne Dalling

Tom Phipp.           Razz Coleman De Graft

Ayo Olukoga         Taylor Maloney

TQ Addy                Ollie Tanner

 

Todays Officials:

Mr Tom Holden

Mr  Abdul Olol    Mr. Joseph Turnpenny

The starting eleven & substitutes for both sides on the day will be available on match day just before kick off via football web pages here

 

Matt Badcock, Editor in Chief writes for the Non League Paper.

WHEN I think back to those slightly strange March 2020 days where we knew Covid was about to have a large impact on our every day lives, let alone Non-League football, for some reason The NLP’s National Game Awards stick in the mind.

We were all set to launch the build-up for the 2019-20 season but, in that ever-changing world, decided at the last minute to press the pause button.

Let’s see what happens, we thought, and hopefully it won’t be long before we can kick it off. It soon became apparent we wouldn’t be holding the annual event!

Eventually we did a virtual awards, while last season we decided not to at all. Although Step 1 completed a season – mostly behind closed doors – of course the majority of Non-League hadn’t played much past October.

But, after two disrupted seasons, the finish line is in sight for all. Titles are being won, promotions being decided, and we’re delighted to launch our NGAs again.

And we need you! The awards are what they are because of the loyal support of our readers across the country.

So, please, let us know who you think deserves to be honoured in our categories.

Although date and venue are yet to be confirmed (keep you eyes peeled shortly), we can announce that Buildbase are once again our title sponsor this year, adding The NGAs to their current sponsorship of the FA Vase and FA Trophy.

We’re hugely grateful for their support and we’re working closely with Buildbase for our much-loved Unsung Hero Award.

Pitching In, title sponsors of the Northern Premier, Southern and Isthmian Leagues, are backing our Step 3-4 Player of the Year, while Our Game Football will honour our Player of the Year.

Huck Nets have once again put their name to the Goal of the Season accolade, while Reusch are also back — they couldn’t miss the chance to crown the season’s Goalkeeper of the Year.

S&C Slatter return as well and they will once again present the Manager of the Year award while The Acerbis Cup Run of the year is always a hotly contested award.

Our friends at Sportsbeat sign up once again – they didn’t need asking twice to support the Young Player of the Year.

We love the William Hill Fan of the Year category and again we need your help with this one, while the SK Kits Team of the Year award honours one side for their herculean efforts this season.

The FA are supporting the Community Club of the Year, while The NLP Lifetime Achievement award is one of our personal favourites.

Football Supporters’ Association Away Day Experience of the year recognises the efforts clubs make to cater for travelling fans.

Keep an eye on The NLP over the coming weeks as we bring you award-by-award guides as well as all the information you need to ensure the decanters end up in the right hands!

Previous Meetings Cheshunt v Lewes

Past meetings with Lewes FC

Season Competition Ven Attn Res Cheshunt scorers
1965-1966 Athenian Div 2 H 200 3-1 Scales 2,Skeggs.
A 2-4 Daysh,Hill.
1970-1971 Athenian League H 1-0 Murphy.
A 3-2 Gigg,Pudney,Ratty.
1971-1972 Athenian League H 2-1 Pudney,og.
A 2-2 Commons,Droy.
1972-1973 Athenian League H 1-3 Twigg.
A 0-0
1973-1974 Athenian League H 2-0 Cerasoli,og.
A 1-1 Cerasoli.
1974-1975 Athenian League H 2-2 Kiff,Walton.
A 2-3 Kiff,Poole.
1975-1976 Athenian League H 0-0
A 2-0 Kiff,Poole.
1976-1977 Athenian League H 2-1 Burling,Kiff.
A 4-1 Reeves 2,Cooper,Lowry.
1977-1978 Isthmian Div 2 H 1-3 Lowry.
A 3-3 Berryman,Bishop,Kiff.
1978-1979 Isthmian Div 2 H 4-2 Shaffer 2,Hook,Sedgwick.
A 1-4 Cook.
1979-1980 Isthmian Div 2 H 0-3
A 1-2 Palmer.
1981-1982 FA Cup H 2-2 Debnam 2.
Replay A 3-3 Winston 2,Costello.
2nd Replay H 0-2
1982-1983 Isthmian Div 1 H 3-0 Reeves 2,Brooks.
A 0-1
1983-1984 Isthmian Div 1 H 1-0 Winston.
A 1-0 Debnam.
1998-1999 Isthmian Div 3 H 52 2-0 Forwell 2.
A 88 2-3 Boyce,Sinclair-Menzies.
2001-2002 Isthmian Div 2 H 56 1-2 Townsend.
A 198 1-3 Hakim.
2019-2020 Isthmian Premier H 175 0-2
A 505 6-1 Beckles-Richards 2, Moss, Kassarate, Newton, Camara
2021-2022 Isthmian Premier A 723 2-2 Beckles-Richards, Charles
Played Won Drew Lost For Against
Home 18 9 3 6 27 24
Away 18 5 6 7 36 35
Total 36 14 9 13 63 59

Care to Predict the Run In?

So looking at the table, Worthing are ten points clear with twelve points left to play for and only Enfield & Stortford technically still in the chase, the results today could see Worthing crowned champions with 3 games to go, keep up to speed with the links to Football Web Pages on the following pages.

Kingstonian are ten points off the last play off place with only twelve to play for.  So the play off places look set to be contested by the teams currently in 2nd to 7th place. Including todays combatants Lewes 6th and Cheshunt 7th.

The play offs are contested by the teams in 2nd to 5th place with the draw determined by position, 2nd and 3rd get the home draw, 2nd play 5th and 3rd play 4th, in the play off ‘final’ the team that finished highest in the original table has the home draw.  Some of the teams in the running including Cheshunt have to play each other, ie today. In addition  Bognor Regis Town & Cray Wanderers have to play three of these six teams in their four match run in, so they too may be a big influence on the final order.

So here are the six teams and their run in fixtures, would you care to predict how things may unfold in the next few weeks?  Look out for the Ambers having a game in hand, but they also have the Herts Senior Cup Final April 20th, will six games in two weeks be too many, or will they get into a winning groove……….

Bishop’s Stortford 78 points

 

 

 

 

Enfield Town 77 points

Hornchurch 75 points

Lewes 67 points

Folkestone Invicta 67 points

Cheshunt 65 points

 

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Go Find Those Old Football Boots !

Charity Boots is a UK based charity that collects unwanted football boots & donates them to children across the world who cannot afford a pair.

Football is the most popular sport worldwide, and there are so many children who do not have the same opportunities to safely play the game that they are so passionate about.

In the UK, children are often buying new pairs of football boots every season, as they so quickly outgrow their old pairs. This means that their used football boots are often left in near-perfect condition.

Our goal is to give these football boots a second chance and to bring joy to children who don’t have the same opportunity.

Cheshunt FC teams are collecting boots for this very worthwhile charity, please check your cupboards for any boots you may be able to bring along to the club and donate.

Click on the picture below to learn more about Charity Boots, how your boots will be distributed and where in the world they might next be scoring their next hat trick!

 

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