Woodley Town have appointed Graham Streak as their new manager after Louie Tallett resigned a week ago.
The new boss has already made 8 new signings for Division 1 East’s second bottom side, and expects seven of them to be available for the home tie with Maidenhead United Reserves tomorrow.
Streak has added former Reading Town players Aaron Baker and Barry Elmore, while Aaron Ward the former Henley Town goalkeeper has also joined.
Read the full story on Get Reading here.
Bracknell Town Ladies attacker Caroline Bisson is the big star of today’s spread in the latest edition of the Bracknell News.
The local paper had a photographer at Sunday’s FA Women’s Cup Final Qualifying Round penalty defeat to Crystal Palace Ladies on Sunday at Larges Lane, and have produced an excellent round-up of the game.
The paper is on sale in all good newsagents today and for the rest of the week.
Both Abingdon sides, United and Town are looking for new managers after their respective management teams resigned this week.
The two sides, 19th and 20th in the Uhlsport Hellenic Premier have amassed 10 points between them this season and are on the lookout for new bosses.
Town’s boss Gavin Jones resigned earlier this week, and spokesperson Dawn Walker commented: ” Gavin made the decision with great reluctance, but his work load as manager and daily job is taking its toll on him and he feels, has no alternative than to leave the post with immediate effect. With that in mind, the show must go on and as a long standing club in the Hellenic League, we are committed to seeing the season through, despite loosing two managers already”.
United boss Paul Noble was also sent on his way. United Chair Debbie Blackmore explains: “Following a meeting between myself and ‘Nozz’ it was mutually agreed that in the interest of all parties that we would seek a new manager with immediate effect. I would like to place on record the clubs thanks to Nozz for all his time and effort he put in during a difficult start to the season.”
Pictured above - Leon Solomon takes on Abingdon United in 2009 in the Zamaretto Southern League at Larges Lane.
Former Bracknell Town midfielder Ross Hogston has signed for Reading Senior League side Bracknell Rovers according to the clubs twitter feed.
‘Hoggy’ broke through at Larges Lane under Alan Taylor and became a formidable combatant in the middle of the park, in spite of his diminutive stature – coming through the youth setup under Andy Keen alongside Michael Buck and Michael Watson.
Hogston left the club after Byron Walton was appointed manager, and spent a lengthy spell at Sandhurst Town under ex-Robins manager Jon Underwood.
Binfield assistant manager Roger Herridge has warned this weekends Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup tie between Bracknell Town and the Moles at Larges Lane will not be for the feint hearted according to the Bracknell News.
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Herridge said: “We’ve got a great local derby against Bracknell which won’t be for the faint-hearted. We’ll be more than up for it.
“I know the FA Cup defeat against Bracknell was one that certainly hurt the boys last year so we’ll be looking for a positive result.”
Binfield have also confirmed midfielder Joel Havermans has left the club.
Read more at: www.bracknellnews.co.uk
The draw for the Second Round Proper of the FA Carlsberg Vase has been made with several local sides in action.
Last season’s quarter finalists Ascot United host Beckenham Town at Ascot Racecourse, while Binfield visit league rivals Brimscombe & Thrupp and Reading Town host Brislington at Scours Lane.
Binfield lost 1-0 at home to Brimscombe in the league earlier this month, but saw off Warminster Town 9-1 in the first round on Saturday.
The ties will be played on Saturday 16th November, with the prize fund for the winners at £1,200.
The full draw:
1 Whitley Bay v Runcorn Town
2 Cleethorpes Town v Morpeth Town
3 Maine Road v Billingham Synthonia
4 Norton United v Brighouse Town
5 AFC Emley v Jarrow Roofing Boldon CA
6 Dunston UTS v North Shields or Crook Town
7 Staveley MW v Glossop North End
8 West Auckland Town v Shildon
9 Thackley v Armthorpe Welfare
10 Ashington v Worksop Parramore
11 Winsford United v Spennymoor Town
12 Whickham v Parkgate
13 Newcastle Benfield v Cheadle Town
14 Athersley Recreation v Bridlington Town
15 Borrowash Victoria v Congleton Town
16 Causeway United v Dudley Town
17 Walsall Wood v Spalding United
18 Bolehall Swifts v Heanor Town
19 Graham St Prims v Loughborough University
20 Alvechurch v Oadby Town
21 Westfields v Coventry Sphinx
22 Gornal Athletic v Wisbech Town
23 Holwell Sports v Rocester
24 Long Eaton United v Coleshill Town
25 Blaby & Whetstone Athletic v Desborough Town
26 AFC Mansfield v Huntongdon Town
27 AFC Wulfrunians v AFC Rushden & Diamonds
28 St Andrews v Brocton
29 Oxhey Jets v Hadleigh United
30 Tring Athletic v Eynesbury Rovers
31 Walsham Le Willows v Haringey Borough
32 Swaffham Town or Hullbridge Sports v Berkhamsted
33 Great Yarmouth Town v Hanwell Town
34 Ampthill Town v Barking
35 Great Wakering Rovers v Cockfosters
36 Hadley v Brantham Athletic
37 Takeley v Brightlingsea Regent
38 Ely City v Welwyn Garden City
39 Enfield 1893 V Norwich United
40 Colney Heath v Newmarket Town or Mildenhall Town
41 Lordswood v Whyteleafe
42 South Park v Cray Valley (PM)
43 Hanworth Villa v East Grinstead Town
44 Tunbridge Wells v Crowborough Athletic
45 Ashford United v Littlehampton Town
46 Ascot United v Beckenham Town
47 Chessington & Hook United v Eastbourne United
48 Erith Town v Hartley Wintney
49 Dorking or Knaphill v East Preston
50 Rye United v Newhaven or Cove
51 Buckland Athletic v Saltash United
52 Folland Sports v Sholing
53 Plymouth Parkway v Wantage Town
54 Verwood Town v Alresford Town
55 Blackfield & Langley v Oxford City Nomads
56 Bodmin Town v Bemerton Heath Harlequins
57 Barnstaple Town v Hallen
58 Reading Town v Brislington
59 Kidlington v Tavistock
60 Odd Down v Monefields or Christchurch
61 Larkhall Athletic v Newport (IW)
62 Fareham Town v Bitton
63 Brimscombe & Thrupp v Binfield
64 AFC Portchester v Shepton Mallet
Read more at http://www.thefa.com/News/competitions/fa-vase/2013/oct/fa-vase-second-round-proper-draw.aspx#SXPfQ2jHqYZKETeY.99
Bracknell Town’s Uhlsport Hellenic Premier Division rivals Cheltenham Saracens are managerless after boss Gerry Oldham resigned citing lack of support from his players.
The news comes from a statement by the club in the Gloucestershire Echo after Oldham – in charge at Petersfield Park for 10 years, had been forced to field below strength side in games this season due to player unavailability.
Mark Lockwood, Tom Callinan and Sean Bryan will manage the team until a replacement can be recruited.
Read the full article at www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk
Photo taken from the article on www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk
Binfield FC boss Mark Tallentire is hoping his sides recent FA Cup run can inspire the Moles to a Vase run when they take on Warminster Town on Saturday.
The former Bracknell Town player and manager saw his side knocked out of the FA Cup in the Second Qualifying Round by Leatherhead, and wants his side to take that experience into the lower leagues premier cup competition.
Ascot of course set the benchmark last season when they reached the quarter-finals, but Tallentire believes his side have a real chance.
He said: “Without any disrespect to them (Warminster), they are coming to play at our place and I think we should have enough character to deal with them and win the game.”
Read the full interview on getbracknell here.
Finchampstead FC boss Jon Laugharne believes his Finchampstead side are better than their bottom position in Division 1 East suggests.
Laugharne’s side have lost eight in a row but the Finch boss remains optimistic according to the Wokingham Times.
He said: “We’re not despondent and don’t think things won’t change, but I just think it is becoming more of a mental thing than anything else.
“We are turning up to games thinking we have got a real good opportunity to win, but things are conspiring against us.
“On Saturday we had a goal disallowed – our ninth of the season – and a stone wall penalty turned down.
“If we get the penalty and score we might have lost 3-2, but we could have gone on and won 4-3, but now we’ll never know.”
Read the full interview here.
Highworth Town boss John Fisher has backed his side to beat anyone in the Uhlsport Hellenic Premier Division according to the Swindon Advertiser.
Fisher’s side have won five of their last seven and face Highmoor IBIS tonight.
Fisher said: “Highmoor are quite physical and argue amongst themselves sometimes, so I imagine they will be quite robust,” he said.
“They blow hot and cold so you don’t know what you’re going to get.”
Read the full interview here in the Swindon Advertiser
Photo from www.pitchero.com/clubs/highworthtown