The Ambers Matchday Programme

       

 

Welcome

Good Afternoon and welcome to Cheshunt Stadium on ‘Non League Day’. A healthy attendance is anticipated today and we would like to particularly welcome all of you visiting a Cheshunt game for the first time or perhaps instead of a Premier League game. Whilst not of the scale of Tottenham or Arsenal fixture, we hope you will enjoy your experience of football in the Isthmian League and return again in the future.

We would also like to welcome our visitors, seemingly perennial league leaders Worthing, who are making their first trip to this corner of Hertfordshire since October 2019 when a brace from Lloyd Dawes gave the Sussex men all three points after Afolabi Akinyemi gave the Ambers a 23rd minute lead.

We have pre & post match entertainment from Jodie Stone & Jay Silver, please give both ladies a warm welcome. Proceeds from the 50/50 draw and the charity collection buckets today support Non League Day’s chosen charity Prostate Cancer UK, there are links in the following pages of this programme.

Supporters will be aware that the Herts Senior Cup final against Hadley has been scheduled for Wednesday 20th April and has now been moved to Potters Bar FC.

Enjoy the game today

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.

Non League Day supporting Prostate Cancer UK - Check Your Risk.

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

Waysider has delved into his archives to come up with previous Cheshunt results on March 26th  How many do you remember?

On this day 26th March

Year Opposition Competition Ven Attn Res Cheshunt scorers
1949 Ruislip Manor  London League  H  5-0  Cowie 2, Ainsworth, Ault, Sapsford
1951 Woolwich Poly  London League H  4-1  Wickett 3, Cliss
1955 Leatherhead  Delphian League H  1-0  Slee
1960 Ford United  Aetolian League A  3-6  Ozdjan 2, Taylor
1966 Aylesbury United  Athenian League H  2-0  Gray, Kitchener
1977 Epsom & Ewell  Athenian League H  1-0 Kiff
1981 Carshalton Athletic  London Senior Cup A  1-1  Eason
1983 Farnborough Town  Isthmian League A  0-2 
1988 Beaconsfield United Spartan League H 4-2 Benjamin, Johns, Kelly, og
1994 Clapton  Isthmian League H  94 0-0 
1996 Dorking  Isthmian League A  40 3-3  Hoddy 2, Fulling
2011 AFC Sudbury  Isthmian League A 213 2-2  Antoniades, Hicks. 
2013 Tilbury Isthmian League A 40 1-2 White
2016 Aveley Isthmian League H 158 1-1 Kendall

News From The Boardroom

Chairman Dean Williamson

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

Today we celebrate Non-League Day, which is back after a two year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s the biggest volunteer-led event in the non-league system, and gives fans who normally follow the professional game a chance to sample their local non-league side.

I’d like to thank all the fans, committee members and staff who have made today possible. Our supporters have been fantastic this season, and have truly bought in to the spirit and ethos of the club. No more is this epitomised than in today’s event. The Cheshunt Ultras have arranged and paid for the live music today, and have been busy plastering Non-League posters around town and handing out leaflets in pubs and train stations! That is what non-league day is about.

And therein is the answer to the question I’m often asked. Why did you get involved with Cheshunt Football Club and non-league football? It’s the people. It’s all of you who give up your time to help and support the club. We have something really special here at Cheshunt, a togetherness and spirit between the players, our teams, supporters, staff and committee. That’s why I love the club, and why I am doing everything I can to ensure the club grows in all aspects and progresses up the football pyramid.

For those of you visiting us for the first time today, I hope you enjoy our club and hospitality, and I hope to see you back again soon.

It will be a tough match against the champions elect, but one I am very much looking forward to.

COYA

Enjoy the game.

Dean

Cheshunt u12 Team Win Their League !

Congratulations to Cheshunt u12s who won the Under 12 Mid Herts Premier League last weekend under the guidance of manager Chas Curtis and coach Adam Parsons.

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Non League Day at Cheshunt FC

We welcome Worthing for the football action, but have also made the cost of entry , a Pay What You Want match, in the hope you will also choose to donate your saving to the Non League Day chosen charity Prostate Cancer UK.

We have opened both bars for the afternoon, and laid on an outside FanZone bar too (card only) There is a sweetshop (recommended by Asst Manager Ugo Udoji) additional food courtesy of the regular Burger Bar, and face painting for the younger fans.  At half time we have the final of the Cheshunt Youth penalty shoot out  too.

To entertain you before the match local singer Jodie Stone will be performing a set of popular covers in the marquee, and may even be able to do the odd request.  Jodie is well known in the area performing at weddings, parties and concerts as both DJ and solo singer,  Jodie just loves to sing and can offer a versatile and diverse repertoire of songs ranging from Club Classics, Swinging 60s, 70s, 80s soul, Country Hits and Pop & Chart music.

Jodie Stone

Post match the entertainment continues, when Jay Silver joins us in the Sports Bar to sing us into the evening.  Cheshunt & Worthing fans are welcome to join us. Jay has travelled the world with her singing career ,  she has been the resident singer at the Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco, The Ritz London, Madam Jojos, to name a few, and been favourite in the line ups of concerts at British & US military bases abroad.

 Jay Silver

 

There is of course the small matter of the England v Switzerland  international being played too, we will of course find a screen to show this too, for those of you not yet ‘footballed out’ so there is no need to rush home (a la Folkestone fans practising their fire drill last week)

Stay and discuss the latest Isthmian Premier League results, are we any closer to knowing who’s up and who’s down yet?  Enjoy good company and great music courtesy of the Ambers fans, Jodie & Jay.

SportsBeat are recording Non League Day around the country and have a reporter & cameraman joining us today, so brush your hair & practice your best concentrating on the football pose, and think of something positive to say about Non League football, you never know, you may get asked for your views.

Most of All,  Enjoy Your Visit

 

Cheshunt 2 Hitchin Town 0 AET Herts Senior Cup Semi Final

CHESHUNT 2-0 HITCHIN TOWN
Herts Senior Cup Semi-Final
Tuesday 15th March 2022
By Jim Tuite
Cheshunt needed extra time and a stunning strike by Rowan Liburd to overcome Hitchin Town and reach their first Herts Senior Cup final in twelve years.
Playing their fifth game in ten days, Craig Edward’s side injury list made grim reading – Taylor Mackenzie unavailable due to a family bereavement, Daniel Ojo (cold) and Taylor Miles (knee) and Ola Williams (ankle) both likely to be out for the remainder of the season meant a half-fit Mo Camara was back on a four-man substitutes bench.
Third from bottom in the Southern Central Premier division, Hitchin surprisingly only made one change from the side that drew with Peterborough Sports at the weekend and came out in an eye-catching Magenta and Navy away strip, a respectful nod to the original Hitchin FC’s colours who folded in 1911.
The first half saw few chances for either side with a tip around the post from Cheshunt keeper George Marsh from a Jacob Hutchinson strike and shots from Liburd and Sam Alderson being the sum of both sides efforts. Alderson received a knock and was replaced by Zubayr Boadi soon after.
The second period was an equally tense affair with the Canaries getting the best of the opening moments. Hutchinson had an appeal for a penalty waved away by Referee Jorden Gibson and Lewis Barker was just off target with a long-range effort. Cheshunt bounced back with a Joe Re free-kick being charged down and scrambled away only for Re to then thump the loose ball straight back into the melee where it was blocked once again. Chances then fell to Reece Beckles-Richards, Jamie Reynolds and Zack Newton but all were saved or off target. As the clock ticked down, the tension grew and even the usually noisy 172-strong Cheshunt home support were muted. With a minute left of normal time, Hitchin substitute Johnny Allotey broke free on the right and delivered a far post cross to Hutchinson only for Cheshunt centre-half Adam Crowther to make a heart-stopping interception and send the game into an extra thirty minutes play.
Edwards decided to substitute the substitute, with Boadi coming off for Kayne Diedrick-Roberts in extra time and he was immediately called upon with a free-kick that Hitchin keeper Charles Horlock easily held.
Three minutes later the game exploded into life when Liburd gathered a seemingly harmless loose ball thirty-plus yards from goal, looked up and let fly with a stunning strike into the top corner of the net for his seventeenth goal of the season.
Six minutes later it was 2-0 when Crowther rose at the back post to head home a Diedrick-Roberts corner.
With new-found energy, the Ambers almost made it 3-0 moments after when Newton broke through to square to Liburd only for Horlock to parry the ball into the path of the oncoming Diedrick-Roberts, who slotted just wide.
The second period saw a spirited fight back from the visitors with Amadou Kasserate making a superb block to deny Hutchinson before, in the dying moments, skipper Dan Webb missing an open goal from six yards out.
Cheshunt now go onto face South Midland League side Hadley who play two levels below them. Whilst this will be Cheshunt’s tenth County Cup final – with the unenviable record of having lost on all nine previous attempts – this will be the Barnet-based sides first-ever appearance, with the date and venue to be decided in the week ahead.
Cheshunt – Marsh, Ekongo, McClean, Kasserate, Crowther, Alderson (Boadi 44 – Diedrick-Roberts 91), Beckles-Richards, Re, Liburd (Camara 106), Newton, Reynolds.
Hitchin Town – Horlock, Georgiou, Brown, Gleeson (Black 18), Webb, Jones, Coldicott-Stevens, Barker, Hutchinson, DaSilva (Allotey 85), Stevens (Conlon 106)

Amadou Kassarate.

IN THE DUGOUT WITH CRAIG EDWARDS

 

Firstly I’d like to welcome Adam, his team and everyone who has travelled up from Worthing for todays game. I’d also like to welcome our match officials and hope they have an enjoyable day here at the Lane.

Since my last notes we’ve had four games in a week making it EIGHT in SIXTEEN days, absolute madness. It makes me laugh when I hear Premiership managers complaining about two games a week when our lads have a schedule like that and have to go to work too. It makes the decision of the only midweek fixture (bank holiday) in the first month of the season even more ridiculous. Imagine if we’d had a bad winter !

My biggest welcome and thank you are to our incredible fans. We have had a moan about the amount of games in such a short space of time but in every game they have turned out in numbers, outsinging the opposition throughout. 👏👏👏

We started with a County Cup semi final at home to Hitchin. The last thing we needed was extra time but that’s what we got. I felt we controlled the game after a slow start but in a scrappy tie we didn’t make the best of our opportunities. You’d have thought we might have struggled in the extra thirty minutes but we just grew stronger and the two goals saw us through to next month’s final. After such a good season having a cup final in the bank was a just reward. Unfortunately we lost Sammy Alderson with a hamstring injury to go with the previous two games that have seen skipper Ola Williams and Taylor Miles ruled out for the season.

Two days later we travelled to Haringey for the League Cup QF. We had to make wholesale changes with a tough looking league game away at Folkestone less than two days away. We had the better chances but didn’t take them, and had to bow out 2-1. It was a cup we had wanted to win, having made the semi finals last year, alas the mad schedule took its toll.

We travelled to Folkestone with a fairly fresh squad. They were unbeaten at home since 20th September 2020,  so we knew we it was a big test for us. From the first minute until the last, we dominated. It was a magnificent win and perhaps we didn’t get enough credit for it. In the changing room afterwards there were some harsh words said about some of the aspects of our game, which on the back of the result might seem surprising, but we have to keep our standards up and the boys are winners.

Tuesday we travelled to East Thurrock for a different kind of test. Although bottom of the league their last three home games had seen them beat Carshalton and Kingstonian and lose only 1-0 to our visitors today. The pitch was awful, it was almost impossible to pass the ball as it was jumping about everywhere. I thought we managed and adapted to the conditions very well and had a relatively comfortable night with goals from midfield.

Thursday no game and a rest !!! The disappointment of going out of the league cup was replaced with the relief of a more manageable two games a week and some valuable recovery time.

So on to todays game. They don’t come any tougher than against the Champions Elect. They top the table and are top of the form league too, we are unbeaten in our last eight league games only conceding two. It should be a cracker of a match. We managed to beat them at theirs in a real end to end battle, which I’m sure entertained a massive crowd on the day. With it being Non League Day hopefully we’ll attract a decent crowd and a continuation of the great game we had at Worthing.

Enjoy the Match !

Craig

 

Herts Senior Cup Cheshunt 2 Hitchin Town 0 Picture Gallery.

Photos from Tuesday Night's Cup action v Hitchin Town

Look Back In Amber by Jim Tuite

LOOK BACK IN AMBER

By Jim Tuite

CHESHUNT 1-0 WORTHING

FA Cup 2nd qualifying round replay

Tuesday 3rd October 2006

This afternoon we look back fifteen years to a tight FA Cup replay where Cheshunt triumphed over the south coast visitors.

Having last met two seasons in the Isthmian Premier League, Cheshunt were now in their second season of the Southern Premier League having been moved sideways at the end of the 2004/05 campiagn.

Manager Tom Loizou fielded an unchanged side from the one that drew 0-0 at Woodside Road whilst Worthing dropped promising young striker Tom Lawley to the bench.

The first half was another helping off what was served three days previously – cautious football with few errors but few goalscoring opportunities either. Dean Fenton carried on where he left off too, making a terrific run down the right flank after only a couple of minutes with his cross directed just ahead of the Cheshunt forward line. A good save at the other end came soon after when Martin Peat blocked a shot from Jamel Carr. The first real chance of the game for the home side had to wait until the 37th minute when Dave Hicks jinked through the Worthing defence and laid the ball through to Dean Fenton who had only the keeper to beat. However Worthing’s Rikki Banks saved with his legs and the half ended goalless.

Cheshunt started the brighter to the two sides after the break. Within moments, Lee Allen sent in a cross to Dewayne Clark who narrowly volleyed over the bar. Then, after 50 minutes, came the only goal of the tie – a Dave Hicks free kick was met by a thunderous header from Ambers skipper Anthony Fenton at the far post. 

The score could well have increased in the period that followed when Kerem Bashkal first shot just wide from an Allen cross and then again when he had another effort saved moments later. Worthing rapidly made changes, introducing three substitutes in quick succession. It almost paid immediate dividends when Byron Harrison sent a looping header just over the bar. A break at the other end saw Clark, Hicks and then Allen all have shots blocked by a panicking Worthing defence before the ball returned to the Cheshunt penalty area where James Fraser sent in a fierce drive that brought out the save of the night from Peat. With twelve minutes remaining, Worthing’s Lawley sent another header over the bar which would prove to be the visitors final chance of an equaliser. Cheshunt ran down the clock, keeping possession and happy to see the final whistle come.

Worthing’s miserable night was then compounded when they returned to their changing room to find a thief, posing as a Worthing Official, had robbed their valuables along with those of the Referee and Linesmen!

Cheshunt would go onto the next round where Tonbridge Angels – who followed by 50 Millwall fans taking a break from the Den – won 1-2 at Theobalds Lane. Loizou’s side struggled all season in the Southern League but rallied to stay up in the final few weeks whilst Worthing, over in the Isthmian Premier, finished third from bottom and were relegated to division one south. 

CHESHUNT – Peat, Peddie, Parry, Wattley, A Fenton, Hicks, D Fenton (Deane 80 mins), Highton, Allen (D Jones 85 mins), Clarke, Bashkal (Gregoriou 80 mins). Unused subs – R Jones, Bernard.

ATTENDANCE – 126

This Week The Amber Scribe Tony Madden has been busy with Paul Forsey & the Ambers fans, getting ready for Non League Day

AMBER ENERGY!!!

It is said that behind every successful man is a strong woman; well if that’s the case then it’s a racing certainty that behind every successful football club are committed fans, because it is the fans who are the lifeblood of every club. They are the twelfth man; they are the missing ingredient, and they are the mutts nuts when it comes to making a player feel ten feet tall.

Over my five decades of watching football I’ve seen some amazing crowds, some for very positive reasons and others, such is their staggering negativity, who are worth a three goals deficit before their own players even walk over the line.

I’ve seen players destroyed by supporters and I’ve seen others made  to feel they can score from the dressing room. 

Never ever underestimate the impact a top crowd can have!!!

Here at Cheshunt as we prepared for our fixture on Non-League Day (NLD) I can honestly say we have supporters who are in the bracket of being the most positive possible. They have taken this day to their hearts and have put in an effort that has been full of passion and dedication. They’ve been meeting for weeks, they’ve been WhatsApping every day with new ideas, with sense checks on how people are performing on their given task, and the thing that has been so massively impressive is that they’ve done this solo. 

Obviously, they’ve been supported by the club in terms of gaining approval for the ideas the fans have had, but it’s no lie to say that by and large it has been the Cheshunt fans who had the ideas, developed the ideas and executed the ideas on their own. It’s been fantastic to see how much they’ve wanted this to be a fans’ day and to ensure that those attending the NLD whether Worthing or Cheshunt supporters can feel special as we celebrate the fact that the game of football does not start and end with the Premier League.

They’ve been leafletting dozens of local business, they’ve got shop owners to put the NLD poster in the window, they’ve been into pubs, cafes, schools and workplaces and this week even leafletted the local train station to ensure Cheshunt’s commuters know that today at Theobalds Lane is not just a football match but an event they should be part of.

Their Motivation? They want people who in this area are so used to a diet of Spurs, Arsenal and West Ham to understand that at Cheshunt Football Club there is a something they can enjoy and can attend for a fraction of the cost of a PL game. It’s not that the Cheshunt supporters aren’t without topflight allegiance, they enjoy watching the PL, it’s just that they’ve worked out that the experience of lower league is much more about participation with the players, and they’ve worked out that by opening their hearts and minds to a level of the game that’s so forgotten by so many, they have started to experience a wonderful game with a whole new perspective. 

If you’re reading this and you have never been to Cheshunt  before and haven’t done  so because you think it won’t reach the levels you think football should then I’d urge you to think again. The quality of the football in the lower league is exceptional, and even more importantly the fan experience probably surpasses what you’d get at the higher levels. The camaraderie is incredible, and the proof of it as far as following Cheshunt is concerned can now be felt at every home match, such is the atmosphere created by these wonderful fans, and if that has whetted your appetite then I’d suggest you try an away match. You won’t be disappointed, and you may even be surprised to see the opponent’s supporters expressing nothing but admiration for the sheer tenacity, and volume created by The Amber Army. This has certainly been the case at Enfield, at Margate, at Stockport and even last week at Folkestone where home supporters laughed and applauded Cheshunt supporters as they declared in song that from the outside the Folkestone Stadium bar looked like a school. 

So as you enjoy today’s match and all that surrounds it give yourself a second to think how did it all happen? It happened because a group of young people had the energy and the drive to make something they wanted to see become a reality. It happened because they planned, because they gave their time to deliver a day we can all be proud of and they haven’t finished yet either. The same fans are planning to build up the support of the club across the area, they are already working to get local people to become part of this season’s run in, and they are committed to playing their part of making Cheshunt FC a fundamental part of the fabric of the area long into the future. 

As Cheshunt FC meet Worthing in one of the most attractive fixtures of the season, we all hope you enjoy the Fanzone Bar, the Musical entertainment and the availability of a Fish and Chip van on site; all of which are the ideas and the effort of the new young breed, and a few of us older breed, of Cheshunt FC supporter. 

The Amber Energy Express Train is gaining power, and I’m delighted to have been on board to enjoy the journey. I’d urge all new attendees today to get on board and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Enjoy your day and if you’re new here or haven’t been for a while then we’d love to see you at every match and we’d love to welcome you into the Cheshunt FC family.

 

Come On You Ambers!!!!

Tony Madden

Isthmian Premier League Folkestone Invicta 0. Cheshunt 4 !

On a sunny and windy afternoon at the seaside, the Ambers put 3rd placed Folkestone to the sword inflicting a 4-0 defeat on a team looking to secure a second or third place finish for home advantage in the Play Off matches.  This was Folkestone’s first home defeat in the League since 29th September 2020. The Ambers made two changes from the side that beat Wingate & Finchley 3-0 last Saturday as Chevron McClean replaced Daniel Ojo and Zack Newton came in for Taylor Miles.

Invicta kicked off playing with the wind at their backs, and within two minutes they created  a chance with advantage played by the Referee, McCann slipped the ball back to Andy Drury who shot across goal and wide of the far post.  Alfie Paxman’s low free kick was then deflected away as the home side sought to take early control. After twenty minutes the Ambers found their feet & mastered the wind, goalkeeper Preston Edward’s long kick found Zack Newton and he pulled the ball down out of the  air on the right before playing in Reece Beckles-Richards, his shot just wide when well placed, but a warning to the Folkestone defence.  Skipper Joe Re then collected the ball wide on the left and sent in a good cross to Rowan Liburd, who got his shot away, but it was deflected for a corner, one of several the Ambers striker forced as the home defence back-pedalled.

Folkestone’s Luke Wanadio had a good chance as McCann and Drury combined again, slipping the ball to Wanadio who was in space on the left-hand side of the penalty area, but Edwards got down well to save at the near post.  For Cheshunt chief spoiler, Amadou ‘Action Man’ Kassarate found Zack Newton who set up Liburd, his skill & control allowed him to get in a shot, but not a full connection & home keeper Roberts had time to collect. The pace of Beckles Richards & Newton rang alarm bells in the home defence on regular occasions as Cheshunt’s defence stood firm, breaking down Folkestone attacks, for the midfield to feed the front line.  Cheshunt broke the deadlock on the half hour mark,  A ball played into the penalty area and moved quickly across it by  Liburd and Beckles-Richards set up Newton and he shot past the advancing Roberts into the far corner.

Man of the Match Newton showed off good technique on the right to bring a high ball down and cross in one movement, which was a fraction too high for Liburd, but Joe Re following up, hit a powerful goal-bound shot needing to be charged down.

The second half started with the wind slightly in the Ambers favour & Folkestone clearly struggling to clear their lines, or breach the meanest defence in the Premier League. Joe Re as busy as ever, made an excellent job of chasing a lost cause, did well to retrieve the ball on the bye line and get in a cross which was nodded over by Liburd.

The Cheshunt striker then forced keeper Roberts into a very good save to deny him a goal,   From the resultant corner from the left, Roberts made a good punch from under his own crossbar, but only as far as Beckles-Richards on the edge of the area, alas his shot was deflected for another corner….. again cleared.  The Ambers were in the ascendancy and starting to play fast football, Folkestone’s midfield chasing shadows, and their frontline increasingly isolated to the extent keeper Preston Edwards was not really called upon in the second half except to fold up his newspaper , rise from his deckchair & deliver the occasional goal kick before returning to his crossword.  ( 4 Down,  Battered 10,7) [tfic]  At the other end the swirling wind was forcing keeper Roberts into regularly punching clear, and seeing the Ambers win the second ball or the corner.

Folkestone made changes to inject some urgency, but this was largely ineffective. A free kick conceded on the edge of the Folkestone area whistled just past the right-hand post courtesy of Joe Re, and the Ambers were getting closer to a second, while Folkestone continued to labour in the middle not getting into the final third with any conviction.

Into the last quarter & Kayne Diedrick Roberts replaced Beckles-Richards, within three minutes he doubled the Cheshunt lead when he broke through the heart of the home defence to place the ball past Roberts.

The Invicta defence reorganised to chase the game was now in trouble, Cheshunt looking dangerous every time they entered the final third. Sure enough they extended their lead further, sub Diedrick Roberts sending Newton on a slalom run into the Folkestone box, a desperate tackle stopping him just as he pulled the trigger, but as ever Cheshunt had a man ready for the second ball & Jamie Reynolds passed the ball into the net for three nil. Diedrick Roberts sealed the win with his second and Cheshunt’s fourth when he robbed Josh Vincent on the left-hand side and then cut in before surprising Roberts by sending an early low shot into the corner of the goal.

Fantastic away support again made a huge difference despite being outnumbered made sure that Folkestone knew where Cheshunt was, who was playing, and what the score was, One of the best results of the season after being held 0-0 at home despite getting the ball over the line at the Theobalds Lane end (same keeper btw). Cheshunt are now unbeaten in seven league games, and having despatched one of the top five in the run in, will turn their attention to other contenders Worthing, Stortford, Hornchurch & Lewes all at Theobalds Lane, as well as six away matches versus East Thurrock, Bowers, Brightlingsea, Bognor, Haringey & Corinthian Casuals. Don’t write the Ambers off for a play off place just yet, but if they don’t make it, they will certainly be an influence as to who does!

Cheshunt FC Partner with The Rotary ShoeBox Scheme

Cheshunt FC are operating as a hub, to collect and return shoeboxes filled with every day essentials desperately needed by the thousands of refugees fleeing war in Ukraine. We have 400 boxes in circulation with over 150 already returned , ready to be despatched, thank you to everyone for their support & generosity, let's get all 400 boxes out to Eastern Europe, making a difference.

Worthing FC History

The George Dowell Era

Former player George Dowell took control of the club at the end of the 2014/15 season

Dowell didn’t waste any time, investing heavily in not only wiping out all the clubs debts but also laying down a brand new 3G pitch, giving The Rebel’s Tavern a complete makeover, converting it into The 7HQ Sports Bar and Cafe and continuing general improvements to Woodside Road.

All this coming after his own career was ended by a serious car crash in 2010, which left him confined to a wheelchair and paralysed from the chest down.

George used his compensation money wisely, setting up Worthing Football Centre to help create a real community hub at Wooside Road, with the new artificial surface available for hire to all teams and age groups seven days a week. All this coming after he had formed his own football team in the West Sussex League, Worthing Borough.

Northampton Town of the Football League were the opponents for the opening of the new 3G pitch in 2015

However, early on in pre-season George and his fellow new directors were already looking for a new Manager, with Hinshelwood’s impressive fire-fighting skills attracting the attention of his old club, Brighton & Hove Albion and a move back into the full-time game followed, with his appointment as Assistant Manager to their Under-18’s.

Jon Meeney was promoted to the role of Joint-Manager alongside new signing, Gary Elphick, who would continue his playing career. Both incumbents making their senior management bows.

Former player Matt Piper returned to the club as player-coach, complementing the experience of the evergreen Mick Fogden, while Stuart Owens became the new Goalkeeping Coach and Natalie Stenning followed Elphick from Lewes, to become our new physio.

Nobody could have predicted how the next nine months would unfold. The first team sealed promotion back to the Ryman League top flight for the first time since 2007 by winning the Division One South Play-Offs.

An extraordinary semi-final at Woodside Road saw Hythe Town demolished 7-0, before a crowd of nearly 2,000 witnessed an equally decisive 3-0 triumph over Faversham Town in the Final, also played on The Rebel’s 3G surface.

Three members of the squad, Will Hendon. Brannon O’Neill and Omar Bugiel were subsequently named in the Divisional Team of The Year.

The only disappointment coming in The Sussex Senior Cup Final, where Eastbourne Borough went home with a narrow 1-0 verdict. Although nobody could forget the semi-final penalty shoot-out win over the holders, Whitehawk.

Worthing FC line-up prior to the 2016 Sussex Senior Cup Final at the American Express Community Stadium

The Under-21’s stormed to success not only as South Division Champions of The Ryman Under-21 League but also as overall winners, with a nail biting triumph on penalties against The North Division Champions, Billericay Town at The Harlow Arena. Jazz Rance won the golden boot as top scorer in both the South Division and the League as a whole. Only a 2-1 defeat to Lewes in the Final of The Sussex Intermediate Cup at SCFA HQ prevented them walking away with a clean sweep of trophies.

Not to be outdone, the youth team had several of their own make it into the first team, finished runners-up in the South Division of the Ryman Youth League and enjoyed an epic run all the way to the third round proper of The FA Youth Cup. After tense wins at Sutton United and Biggleswade Town, the Young Rebel’s adventure was eventually ended by the number one ranked youth team in the country, Middlesbrough, in front of a crowd of over 1,100 at what has now become The Bibby Financial Services Stadium.

 

Worthing FC History

More Worthing FC History can be explored via the link to the Worthing FC web site here

Meet the Worthing FC Players


https://worthingfc.com/teams/men/squad/

 

 

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

 

 

Worthing FC

 

 

Manager: Adam Hinshelwood

Harrison Male      Will Seager

Aarran Racine      Luca Cocoorrachio

Oliver Pearce       Marvin Armstrong

Jesse Starkey.     James Beresford

Callum Kealey.     Reece Myles Meekums

Patrick Webber.  Jasper Pattenden

Dean Cox.           Dayshonne Golding

Darren Budd.       Luke Robinson

Todays Officials:

Mr Jack Willmore

Mr  Richard Baker    Mr. Ashley Butler

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

 

Jon Couch writes for the Non League Paper

LAST WEEK, we at NLP Towers received an email from the father of an 11-year-old football enthusiast who has found a passion for Non-League.

Young Jack Arnfield had just come back from watching his local team, Stalybridge Celtic take on Northern Premier rivals Workington and had written a report on his visit for us to browse.

On reading it, it struck us straight away that enticing the likes of Jack to football at this level is the exact reason that James Doe suggested the idea of a Non-League Day back in 2010.

So, with Non-League Day returning after a two-year Covid absence this weekend, what better way to do our bit than to put Jack’s account into the print, making the young man’s day at the same time.

“One of the beauties of Non-League football is that you can hear [witty] conversations all over the ground with rival fans sat so close to each other and no need for away sections,” Jack wrote.

“It is sad that 73,000 people chose to go to Old Trafford but only 400 decided to visit Bower Fold last Saturday.

“Only 11 miles separate the two grounds and I wish more people would get down and support teams like Stalybridge Celtic rather than go to Premier League games or worse just watch them on TV.

“When you buy a programme or a drink it’s helping that club to survive, it’s not going to some mega-rich person in another country.

“All the volunteers that keep clubs running at lower levels deserve our support so get to your local non-league ground on Saturday!”

We couldn’t put it better ourselves, Jack!

Once again, clubs have been pulling out all the stops in support of Non-League Day, while their big brothers from the Premier League and Championship take the weekend off due to the international break.

Ticket offers and often bizarre incentives – free mushrooms at Bungay FC being my particular favourite – are employed to bring in the punters and the results in previous years have shown to reap rewards with clubs often announcing record crowds.

This year is no different with various offers and special events taking place up and down the country.

Harrow Borough, for example, have dished out free tickets for their Isthmian Premier Division visit of Bowers & Pitsea to several local schools, and offered half-price entry for Premier League and EFL season ticket holders, as well as those attending the England v Switzerland game just down the road at Wembley later in the day.

It’s free also for Under16s and to NHS and Emergency Service workers and the Armed Forces.

The majority of supporters reading this will have already caught the Non-League bug but you too can play your part.

By just bringing one friend, work colleague or member of the family you are spreading the word and helping your local football club to become a vital cog in the community wheel.

Happy Non-League Day everyone.

Previous Meetings

Past meetings with Worthing

1967-1968 Athenian Div 1 H 4-2 Horgan 2,Lock,Sedgwick.
A 3-1 Sedgwick 3.
1973-1974 Athenian League H 2-0 Poole,Stanbury.
A 3-0 Kiff 3.
1974-1975 Athenian League H 3-0 Drabwell 2,Cerasoli.
A 2-2 Berryman,Walton.
1975-1976 Athenian League H 2-0 Hyde,Smith.
A 2-1 Reeves,Walton.
1976-1977 Athenian League H 3-1 Hogan 2,Poole.
A 1-0 Berryman.
1977-1978 Isthmian Div 2 H 0-1
A 2-3 Reeves,Warwick.
1978-1979 Isthmian Div 2 H 0-1
A 2-2 Poole,Sedgwick.
1979-1980 Isthmian Div 2 H 1-1 Cook.
A 2-2 Cook,Poole.
1980-1981 Isthmian Div 2 H 2-4 Bloom,Gayle.
A 2-2 Gayle 2.
1981-1982 Isthmian Div 2 H 0-2
A 1-2 Cook.
1982-1983 Isthmian Div 1 H 1-2 Read.
A 0-1
2004-2005 Isthmian Premier H 105 1-0 Archer.
A 400 1-1 Harris.
2006-2007 FA Cup A 326 0-0
Replay H 126 1-0 A Fenton.
2019-2020 Isthmian Premier H 295 1-2 Akinyemi
A 1128 0-2
Isthmian League Cup A 235 3-1 Beckles-Richards, Kassarate, Nzala
2021-2022 Isthmian Premier A 1218 2-1 Liburd 2
Played Won Drew Lost For Against
Home 14 7 1 6 21 16
Away 16 6 6 4 26 21
Total 30 13 7 10 47 37

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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.

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