Fawley AFC - New Ground Name Deal 2019/20

Fawley AFC have agreed a new ground name deal with Aliport Structures Ltd for the 2019/20 season.

Aliport Structures are very valued partners of Fawley AFC and last season sponsored the reserves, their support aided our reserves throughout the season.

They will now be the ground name sponsors for the upcoming season and feature on all official FA, Hampshire FA, Sydenhams League and Wyvern League documentation. As well as all Fawley AFC Media Platforms.

The new ground name will be “The Aliport Arena” and will be in effect from 1st June 2019 ready for pre-season. We look forward to welcoming them to fixtures and developing a closer working relationship in the near future.

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More About Aliport

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Fawley Reserves win the JSMS Cup!

A first half Tom Munday header was enough to seal the win against Poole Town Reserves on Friday night at Clayfields.

The Oilers spent much of the game without possession against a very slick Poole Town squad who moved the ball around very well. Fawley were organised, well drilled and countered superbly.

Video Highlights courtesy of TBTV can be found here:

Photos are courtesy of Elisha Boothman Photography.

Reserve Manager Steve Griffiths - Cup Final

Fawley AFC Reserves go up against Poole Town Development tonight in the John Stimpson Memorial Shield Final host at Clayfields, 7:45pm KO.

Reserve manager Steve Griffiths gives his thoughts ahead of the match:

“Game day has arrived. We have had a couple of weeks to prepare for this game, due to the Wyvern League West Division finishing quite early this season. We arranged a friendly against Downton Reserves which has given me a good look at the squad and in turn give the players valuable minutes.

This week we’ve had a good training session focusing on the tactical side and a few set pieces. The lads are really buzzing for the occasion and as a young group, most of whom have only played together this season, what they have accomplished is excellent for the club.

Please come along tonight, support the team, make a little noise and lets see if they can lift the trophy”

Venue: Hythe & Dibden FC, Clayfields, Claypits Lane, Dibden, Southampton, SO45 5TN,

Kick Off: 7:45pm

Clubhouse open from 6:30pm - Burger Bar

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Fawley Reserves Road to JSMS Cup Final

Fawley Reserves face Poole Town Reserves this Friday night at Clayfields in the John Stimpson Memorial Shield Final.

After finishing 5th in the Wyvern West Division, manager Steve Griffiths and his lads will be desperate to finish the season off with some silverware. Something the club rarely achieves from either squad.

Poole Town Reserves play in the Wyvern Midweek Premier Division, finishing 7th with their points tally much closer to the bottom end than the top. Though the division is arguably more competitive and they have played some senior sides this season and looked a very talented group of players.

Here is Fawley previous results in this competition that led them to the final:

4th December 2018

Winchester City Reserves 1-4 Fawley Reserves / Tom Munday x3, James Jex

2nd February 2019

New Milton Town Reserves 2-2 Fawley Reserves / Shaun Auger, Billy Drever / Fawley won 4-3 on Penalties

20th March 2019

Fawley Reserves 4-2 Sholing Reserves / Shaquille Unaka x2. Pete Southwick, Taylor Robinson

2nd April 2019

Fawley Reserves 4-1 Totton & Eling Reserves / Billy Lawrence x2, Jordan Hooper, Jacob Sheath

Fawley Lotto Annual £250.00 Cash Prize!

Fawley AFC carried out the lotto draw for April at the presentation night and also the annual draw for £250.00 for one lucky winner.

A good weekend for Rich Coxall who on Friday masterminded a legends victory and then saturday night his number 49 was drawn for the annual lotto draw, bagging him £250.00 in cash.

First place for April was no2 Pete Keating winning £95.00 and second place was no43 Dave Goodyer winning £60.00.

It only costs £5.00 per month to take part and you will support our club through all the financial challenges we face and also have a fair chance of winning cash prizes yourself. Winning just once will pay for you to play for 12 months and more!

You can view the previous winners by Clicking Here.

OR

Join the Fawley Lotto Club by Clicking Here.

Fawley AFC Presentation Night 2018/19

Fawley AFC held their presentation night on Saturday 27th April at The Old Mill, with Tom Rafferty dominating the first team awards.

First Team Awards:

Managers Player - Tom Rafferty

Players Player - Tom Rafferty

Supporters Player - Tom Rafferty

Young Player - Mike Macleod

Golden Boot - Mark Lilley

Reserve Awards:

Managers Player - Billy Lawrence

Players Player - Jacob Sheath

Golden Boot - Shaquille Unaka

Clubman of the Year:

Lee Shepherd

First Team Milestone Appearances:

100 Appearances - Martin Buckthorpe

300 Appearances - Elliot Earl

Oustanding Contributions:

Neil Winter

Darren Winter

Steve Griffiths

Charlie Ward

Hayley Payne

Scott Johnston

Fawley Legends Match a Success!

Everyone associated with Fawley AFC is very grateful for the support at our fundraising event last night, which in total raised over £900.00 towards our off season projects.

A good crowd enjoyed an entertaining match between the current Fawley side and the Fawley Legends, which saw the Legends run out 4-2 winners on the night. Dave Downie produced the goal of the night, with Ian Moor, Callum Earl and Tommy Hardiman all getting on the score sheet also. Zac Willis with a brace for the current Fawley side.

The game was played in great spirit and everyone enjoyed seeing many of the old faces around the ground once again. A few pictures below with many more to come.

Fawley 2018/19 Warming Up

Fawley 2018/19 Warming Up

Fawley Legends

Fawley Legends

Both squads before kick-off

Both squads before kick-off

Captains and Steve Griffiths present Jason Mansbridge with an Outstanding Contribution Award

Captains and Steve Griffiths present Jason Mansbridge with an Outstanding Contribution Award

Fawley Under 16's Players Wanted 2019/20 Season

Fawley AFC Under 16’s are currently looking for additional players for the 2019/20 Season. If your child is currently Year 10, moving to Year 11 in September (Turn 16 before August 2020), please contact us by email: fawleyafc@aol.com

Coaches are DBS Checked and Qualified. The team will be affiliated with Fawley AFC and share all facilities and equipment at the main ground.

Management & Coaching Opportunities at Fawley AFC

Fawley AFC are seeking several new additions to the coaching senior coaching setup for the 2019/20 season. Including a new reserve team management team, first team coach and goalkeeping coach.

Fawley AFC has made good progress off the pitch the past 18 months with brand new floodlights booked for installation, improved facilities and large investments on the main pitch. A brand new building with changing and clubhouse facilities is in the pipeline, whilst the committee work tirelessly off the pitch to support both football teams.

We require a first team coach and goalkeeper coach to join the first team in the Sydenhams Wessex One Division and work alongside Lee Shepherd and Steve Griffiths, being an integral part of the club.

We also require a complete new reserve team management to take on our second team and help develop players for the first team. The reserve team will play in the Wyvern Combination West Division next season and the management team will work together with the first team all season to get the best out of both squads.

All applicants for the positions to email their interest to fawleyafc@aol.com

Fawley AFC Legends Match

Fawley AFC will be hosting a fund raising match in aid of off season ground renovations, including new floodlights, wastage tank and pitch maintenance.

The fixture will take place on Friday 26th April 2019 at our ground, 7:45pm KO. Entry will be £3.00 each and all money raised on the night, including raffles and bar takings will go towards our off season fund.

Richard Coxall will manage and raise a side featuring ex Fawley AFC players, the list is as follows:

Den Wheeler, Dan Gilroy, Dave Downie, Simon Davidson, Jimmy Dickens, Callum Earl, Pete Sleep, Kieran Earl, James Fry, Alex Bracher, Shane Renyard, Ian Moore, Tommy Hardiman, Dan Mockridge, Lewis Ross, Paul Pallister, Darren Clark, Aaron Jennings, Sam Burrow. Jay Jennings, Steve Pester

They will wear the traditional home kit of light blue and navy.

Fawley will put out a mixed side from the first team and reserves managed my Lee Shepherd and Steve Griffiths. Wearing the current away kit of White and Red.

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Verwood Town - Match Preview

Fawley AFC return to Sydenhams Division One action on Wednesday night, hosting Verwood Town at The GRS Arena, Waterside Club.

After slumping to a poor 1-0 away defeat to Newport IOW on Saturday, they’ll be keen to get back on track quickly with two home games in quick succession, Verwood Wednesday and Whitchurch Saturday.

In terms of squad news, Peter Southwick will be ruled out for a few weeks after picking up a hamstring injury on Saturday midway through the first half. Billy Lawrence who has recently broke into the side is away on holiday. Top scorer Zac Willis and second top scorer Declan Hartigan both return, along with Steven Green who has been out with illness.

Verwood Town started the season very strong and have already beaten Fawley this season 3-2 at Potterne Park. Ex Oiler Matt Vining doing the damage on the day with a brace. They have moved down the table in the past two months after a miserable run of form. Both sides will be desperate to turn a corner and finish the second half of the season on a high and in the top 8.

Full Squad: Bolton, Buckthorpe, Crouch, Earl, French, Green, Hartigan, Keating, Macey, Macleod, Munday, Page, Rafferty, Rankin, Sayce, Willis

KO: 7:45pm

Newport 1-0 Fawley

Fawley slumped to a 1-0 defeat away to Newport IOW in a match with very little to write about, both sides failed to show much quality in a scrappy affair.

Ben Rankin made his debut up front with Zac Willis being out the squad, that otherwise is was the same starting 11 from last weeks team that beat Amesbury Town 2-0. Dane Sayce, Martin Buckthorpe and Ben Bolton all returned to the squad.

The match started with a slow tempo and was the same for the duration, Newport sitting very deep and allowing Fawley plenty of time on the ball at the back. Setup to win possession and break away quickly, something that worked to an extent, except they failed to make any of the breaks count. It should be noted that the windy conditions made it very difficult for both teams.

Pete Southwick pulled up injured around 20 minutes in, Ben Bolton replaced him. While Fawley had 10 men making the change, the only goal of the game came from sloppy play from The Oilers, although it probably was the only moment of the match with any quality also. A free kick from the Newport half punted up into the Fawley box was not dealt with, brought down excellently by their no10 Jordan Browne who made no mistake with his finish.

Ben Rankin came close twice to level the score, the first an error from their keeper Gary Streeter who miss-kicked a clearance straight into danger. Rankin shot first time, but Newport had enough bodies back to block the effort. Rankin then hit the bar with a deflected free kick from close range. The best chance came to Elliot Earl moments before the break, a cross from Pete Keating found Earl on the six yard line, he hit it first time, but couldn’t keep it down as it flew over the bar.

After the break the tempo slowed further. Newport now in no rush to resume any play with several throwings, corners, goal kicks taking an age. They sat deep and soaked up everything, looking dangerous on the break. Jon Page pulled off a couple of fine saves to keep Fawley in the game, Newport would have definitely felt the game should have been killed off.

In the final 10 minutes Fawley had two good chances to get something out of this game, the first from a set piece. Mike Macleod whipped in a decent free kick from a deep position, finding Reece Macey who headed the ball back across the goal line. Elliot Earl desperately lunged at the ball, but couldn’t reach it in time.

In the final moments, Fawley finally cut through the Newport stubborn defence. Some slick passing in the final third, Tom Munday played Ben Bolton in on goal from the left side, just the keeper to beat he fired it into the opposite corner, only to hit the post.

Unfortunately Fawley left the IOW with nothing to show for their efforts. A game of which both sides would have wanted to play much better, however Newport will be very happy with the victory. Six points and two clean sheets against The Oilers this season.

Next up Fawley host Verwood Town on Wednesday.

Renewed Kit Sponsorship Agreed

Local firm Complete Security have agreed to renew their commitment with Fawley AFC for the third season running by sponsoring the first team home kit.

Complete Security started up in 1989, with the head office situated in Holbury just up the road from the clubs home ground. They have since become one of the Souths leading suppliers of Intruder Alarms, CCTV Systems and Locksmith Services. The club are very grateful and excited to be working with them for the next 18 months.

You can visit their website via this link: www.complete-security.co.uk

We are also pleased to be using EV2 Sportswear for the first time, who have a large range of bespoke kit designs and a very good reputation for their support with non league football clubs.

You can visit their website via this link: https://www.ev2sportswear.com/

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Fawley 2-0 Amesbury Town

Fawley pulled off a surprise result in Wessex Division One on Saturday afternoon when they beat league leaders Amesbury Town 2-0, courtesy of goals from Tom Munday and Zac Willis.

The Oilers bounced back with an impressive 2-0 victory on Saturday, the result may have surprised many amongst the division, taking into account Amesbury have scored 70 goals in only 21 league games this season, it’s actually the first time they’ve failed to score in the league.

Line up: 1. Page, 2. Keating, 3. Macleod, 4. Lawrence, 5. Rafferty, 6. Macey, 7. Munday, 8. French, 9. Southwick, 10. Earl, 11. Willis / Subs: 12. Sheath, 14. Rankin, 15. Crouch

Nine regular starters were missing on Saturday, so responsibility fell on the shoulders of some of the younger and less experienced members of the squad. They all took it on their stride an impressed with a high energy performance. Straight from the start Amesbury enjoyed more of the possession, but it was under pressure at all times with the relentless pressing from Munday, Southwick and Willis. Followed up by the midfield three of Earl, Lawrence and French. Amesbury hit the woodwork and forced Page into a good save, but Fawley took the lead through Tom Munday, an excellent left footed curling effort into the top corner.

Second half Amesbury moved their centre back up top and went with a more direct approach, defenders Reece Macey and Tom Rafferty were on top of their game to deal with this threat. Zac Willis doubled the lead on the hour mark, some clever play from Adam French saw him get into the box wide right and fizz a ball across goal for Zac to head home.

Fawley had to survive a fair bit of pressure in the last 20 minutes, seeing the woodwork hit again and Jonathan Page pulling off some crucial saves, punches, whilst commanding the back line. Playing on the counter meant Fawley maintained a goal threat themselves and managed to keep the ball in the Amesbury final third to relieve some pressure.

Victory puts Fawley into 8th place in the league, though it’s very tight between 7th and 15th. They travel to Newport IOW on Saturday who currently occupy 7th place.

Fawley AFC vs Amesbury Town FC - Match Preview

Fawley vs Amebsury Town

Saturday 19th January 2019

3pm KO - Waterside Club, SO45 2PA

League Positions: 10th vs 1st

Last Time Met: 4-0 Amesbury

Last 6 Fawley: L W W L W L

Last 6 Amesbury: W D W W W W

Fawley AFC are back in action this Saturday as they host Amesbury Town in the Sydenhams Wessex Division One. After a very tough afternoon against Romsey Town last weekend, The Oilers will be looking to bounce back to winning ways. It does not get any easier though because Amesbury are the league leaders, currently unbeaten in their last 8 matches and have scored 35 goals in that run. Fawley lost 4-0 in the reverse earlier this season and will have to put in a much better display to avoid any repeat.

Amesbury Town have been consistent and very strong all season, only losing once and currently leading the pack in what looks like a race between four clubs for promotion this season. Local rivals Hythe & Dibden currently sit in second place, whilst unbeaten AFC Stoneham occupy third spot (with games in hand). Romsey Town sit in fourth place after a very positive run of results.

Fawley however have not been consistent and are now in 10th position in the table, losing 10 league games already this season and a staggering 27 points behind their opposition on Saturday with only 21 games played each.

Any upset will have to be achieved with several absentees, as The Oilers are still missing several through injury and as usual the non league unavailability. Captain Dane Sayce, Declan Hartigan and Martin Buckthorpe will all miss the match. Long term injured Matthew Hawkins and Kieron Roche still keeps them away from the action. Ollie Bradley has broken into the regular AFC Totton squad and remains with them.

On a more positive note Adam French returns from injury and Ben Bolton only has one more match to serve out of his four game suspension. Chris Lucas has started playing in reserves matches after nearly a year out with a broken leg also.

Fawley AFC 100 Club - Join Now!

The purpose of the 100 Club is raise vital funds for the football club and of course to also provide an opportunity for members of the 100 club to win a cash prize in each monthly draw.

The Fawley AFC 100 Club is a private lottery and is open to all members and supporters of Fawley AFC and their family and friends. As a private lottery you have to be invited to join, you will be allocated a number and your tickets are not transferable.

You have to be 16 or over to join the club and of course the more people who enter the higher the prize fund. You may also buy more than 1 number.

The cost of each number for 1 month is £5 and each month there is a draw for 50% of the monthly 100 club income. This amount is divided between 3 lucky winners.

We have enclosed a copy of the 100 club rules and an application form and the October draw will take place on the 20th of October 2018. We very much hope that you will be interested in supporting the 100 Club and we look forward to hearing from you in due course. Fawley AFC would like to thank all supporters, players, family, friends and associates taking part in the club, your support and help is greatly appreciated.

Please email us today and join in time for the next draw!

fawleyafc@aol.com

Andover Town 2-1 Fawley AFC / Match Report

Fawley threw away a lead in the dying moments at The Portway Stadium on Saturday, losing 2-1 to bottom of the table Andover Town.

This season Fawley have rescued a few results from the latter stages, a two goal comeback to rescue a point at east cowes in the last four minutes. A three goal comeback in ten minutes to win away at Calne Town. On this occasion they were on the receiving end as Andover Town equalized in the 89th minute and then won the game in the 95th.

The Oilers started the game very well, Andover were insistent on playing out from the back and often giving the away side several chances to attack from dangerous positions. Most of the opportunities were wasted and in a period of the game where Fawley should have punished and taken an early lead, Andover came out without being punished and grew into the game. Zac Willis did score, but the linesman had flagged for a handball offence. The handball had occurred after the ball had crossed the line whilst Willis fell into the net. Clearly not going to be his day.

In particular the Andover wingers were a real threat, direct and full of tricks. The Fawley back line definitely knew they were in a game and in for a difficult afternoon at The Portway. A few last ditch tackles and routine saves from Parker-Trott in goal kept them at bay for now.

Fawley were already missing 16 players from the squad, many injured and to make matters worse left back Mike Macleod had to come off before 20 minutes with a foot injury. His replacement Matt Hawkins on the recovery from a groin injury, aggravated the injury and had to play on in pain.

Just when luck seemed to be running out for Fawley and chances were being missed at both ends of the pitch, they did find the breakthrough. Mark Lilley worked a crossing opportunity from the right which found an on rushing Ollie Bradley to fire home from the edge of the box. Ollie was a bright spark in the first half down the left and causing problems for their right back.

HT Andover Town 0-1 Fawley

Fawley came out and started this half as they finished, on top and relatively comfortable. It didn’t last long though as Andover took control of the game and forced Fawley deeper into their half. The match turned into Fawley sitting deep and playing on the counter while Andover dominated the ball and attacked wave after wave.

A cross wasn’t dealt with in the Fawley area which led to a big scramble. The ball fell to Reece Macey who was eventually pushed onto the floor, still in possession of the ball, the Andover no9 stamped on his leg which sparked a big row between the teams. Reece in considerable pain and a nasty mark, the referee deemed it a yellow card offence and in the aftermath booked Macey for complaining. The away side believed it was a clear red card offence. Macey played on injured with little options available on the bench for defensive cover.

Andover Town’s wingers were still a threat and central defender Martin Buckthorpe was in very impressive form keeping everything away from the Fawley goal. The Oilers had a spell in the last 15 minutes where the game should have been killed off. First Ollie Bradley fired a cross into the 6 yard area, an incredible goal line clearance from Andover defender Mark Keogh snuffed out the danger. The resulting corner was met by Pete Southwick, a clear header on goal, only to hit the back of Zac Willis’s head. Willis himself worked an opportunity in the box, but missed at the near post. Lastly sub Tom Munday weaved his way past their defence, into a one v one situation, but his effort was saved.

Andover leveled the score after piling a lot of bodies forward in the final moments, worked a cross for their No9 to tap in from 6 yards, the first attempt was saved, but the rebound hit him and just about went in over the line. The large crowd celebrated like a final and Andover felt an opportunity to win the match was on the cards when the referee signaled five minutes of added time. Whilst Fawley were also going for the win, they got caught out and allowed another dangerous cross from the left to come in. This time it appeared Macey had it under control, but missed his clearance and the No9 was there to tap in again for his second.

Harsh lessons learned on the road for Fawley, a very depleted squad and some bad luck with referee decisions. They still had a lead and enough chances to win the match, to come away with nothing was very hard to take. Andover however got their first points of the season and did play some nice football. The attacking threat they have will see them pick up more points sooner than later.

FT Andover Town 2-1 Fawley

Line Up: 1. Parker-Trott, 2. Rafferty, 3. Macleod, 4. Earl, 5. Buckthorpe, 6. Macey, 7. Bradley, 8. Lawrence, 9. Willis, 10. Southwick, 11. Lilley, SUBS: 12. Hawkins, 14. Burch, 15. Munday

Fawley AFC Weekend Preview

Fawley AFC are away to Andover Town on Saturday, whilst the reserve side are home to New Milton Town Reserves.

Fawley have been slowly picking up the points in recent weeks are a less than impressive start to the league campaign and on saturday visit bottom side Andover Town. The home side are currently 10 out of 10 for defeats and will desperately be trying to claim Fawley as their first league victims.

The Oilers are travelling rather light squad wise, a growing injury list and the perfect storm of player commitments, means 16 players are unavailable for this fixture. Managers Lee Shepherd and Scott Johnston will have to take the best they can and setup a plan to halt what will be a very determined Andover side.

The Reserves are home to New Milton Town Reserves, 3pm KO at The Waterside Club. Those interesting in going to support with enjoy Free Entry and a nice welcome from the committee running our bistro.

Reserves Manager Stephen Griffiths will be looking to build on last weekends victory at East Cowes and end a run of inconsistent results by securing their first back to back league wins.

Fawley out of the Sydenhams League Cup

Fawley were well beaten by Baffins Milton Rovers on Wednesday night at The Waterside Club, 3-0 the final score. Being knocked out the cup wasn’t quite the worst part of the night.

The Oilers squad is packed with injuries at the moment and it was decided a large rotation of players would be used with sights firmly set on Saturday.

Unfortunately due to some very unexpected circumstances a very late withdrawal meant a change of lineup an hour before KO and then an injury in the warm up meant another change 15 minutes before KO. A further injury before HT and the planned protection of players was firmly out of the window.

To compound the home sides misery, Baffins are a very good attacking side and were in the mood to play. Pegging Fawley deep into their own half, in the first 10 minutes it was wave after wave of attacks, some luck played it’s part and some good defending. Fawley weathered that early storm.

Dan Mockridge was a lone figure in the Oilers attack and wasn’t getting much support, the game did even out for a spell and it took the away side around the half hour mark to open the scoring. A corner kick was whipped in, met by the Baffins attacker, although it appeared to be cleared off the line by defender Pete Keating. The far linesman flagged convinced it had crossed. Spectators nearby were convinced it was not a goal, but no one truly knew, at this level you got to trust the judgement of the officials.

Fawley created their best chance of the match just after going behind, breaking in out wide and a superb cross from Pete Keating fired past everyone in the six yard box by inches. It was Baffins who got the next goal, pouncing on some sloppy play and then crossing into the box. It looked a miss-hit but Reece Macey had missed his clearance allowing the baffins forward to fire the second goal. Baffins had so many attacks it was inevitable a mistake would eventually come, an injury to Dane Sayce came to light also.

HT Fawley 0-2 Baffins Milton Rovers

Dane Sayce has to come off injured at half time. With top scorer Zac Willis already pulling up injured in the warm up, numbers were stretched. New addition Billy Lawrence slotted into defence and Lee Burch, previously in Midfield was moved up to support Dan Mockridge.

The comeback plan did not go to plan though. Baffins played some very slick and high tempo stuff and on this occasion cut Fawley open with ease. The no10 DART got in behind and blasted a half volley into the net, effectively killing any revival ambitions early on.

The game went rather flat after that for long spells. Some feisty challenges from both sides and Fawley spending most of the second half defending their lines. Most teams will come up with the same cliches after defeats or find excuses. Baffins were the a very good team and thoroughly deserved their victory on the night.

FT Fawley 0-3 Baffins Milton Rovers

Fawley Line Up:

  1. Parker-Trott, 2. Keating, 3. Buckthorpe, 4. Burch, 5. Sayce, 6, Macey, 7, Bradley, 8. Hartigan, 9. Southwick, 10. Mockridge, 11. Macleod,

    Subs: 12. Earl, 14. Willis, 17. Lawrence

Fawley vs Baffins Milton Rovers - Match Preview

Fawley AFC entertain Wessex Premier opposition Baffins Milton Rovers in the Sydenhams League Cup this evening at The Waterside Club, 7:45pm KO.

The Oilers shocked the Wessex League last season by reaching the final of this competition, beating three sides from the Premier Division along the way. Baffins lost 2-0 away to Newport IOW in the third round after beating Team Solent 3-1 in the second round.

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Baffins will no doubt be strong favorites for tonight’s fixture, currently 8th in the Premier Division and winning five of their last six games, scoring thirty goals in those six games and only conceding seven. They are in good goal scoring form and should be arriving to The Waterside Club in a very confident mood.

Fawley have won three of their last six, drawn one and lost two. The two defeats were in the FA Vase and Hampshire Senior Cup, Hamworthy United and Blackfield & Langley respectively. The Oilers have scored fourteen goals in their last six games and conceded 11, not quite as impressive as our visitors tonight.

Tonight’s Fawley AFC Squad:

Ollie Bradley, Martin Buckthorpe, Lee Burch, Elliot Earl, Declan Hartigan, Peter Keating, Reece Macey, Mike Macleod, Daniel Mockridge, Tom Parker-Trott, Dane Sayce, Peter Southwick, Neil Williams, Zac Willis

Match Details

Date: Wednesday 26th September 2018

Kick Off: 7:45pm

Address: The Waterside Club (Old Esso Club), Long Lane, Holbury, SO45 2PA

Entry: £5.00 Adults and £3.00 Concessions. Under 16’s FREE

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