Thursday, 31 July 2014

2014-15 PRE SEASON MANOEUVRES (reprise)

THE66POW on tour 2014-15.
Amended and pencilled in itinerary of forthcoming games.
I've decided to go easy on fuel consumption and stay fairly local (for the most part) until the season actually starts for real.
Obviously, all fixtures/travel plans are subject to change at short notice, either by myself. or the clubs involved, as is the norm during pre season.
Provisional pre season plans (amended):
Thursday 31/7/14 Sheffield United v Fenerbahce
Friday 1/8/14 Staveley Miners Welfare v Matlock Town
Saturday 2/8/14 Swallownest  Miners Welfare v Staveley Miners Welfare
Sunday 3/8/14 Sheffield v Hallam 3.30pm
Monday 4/8/14 Retford United v Harrogate Town
Tuesday 5/8/14 Harworth Colliery v Sheffield
... and beyond:
Saturday 9/8/2014 Staveley Miners Welfare v Bridlington Town
Wednesday 13/8/14 Sheffield United v Mansfield Town (League Cup)
Friday 15/8/14 Staveley Miners Welfare v Worksop Town - FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
Friday 22/8/14 Staveley Miners Welfare U21 v Sheffield U21 - NMU21L
Wednesday 3/9/14 England v Norway (International Match, Wembley)

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Staveley Miners Welfare FC - 2014-15 kit sponsorship available

SMWFC - New style home and away kits for 2014-15
If anybody would like to sponsor an individual SMWFC player's kit for the 2014-15 season, the cost will be £25 per player. First team and/or Under 21 players are all available at the same price..
For this you will get your name (or company name) listed in the match programme for every home game alongside a photo of the player of your choice ... and a nice warm glow inside, knowing that you are supporting and contributing towards the future development of a community football club.
Please contact Ele Reaney, email:, mobile: 07530055849 if you are interested, or just call in at the ground and make arrangements on any match day.
Thank you in anticipation, from everyone at the club.
Hang on lads, I can't go out there yet, I feel undressed without a kit sponsor
Alternatively, if you wish to do so, you can also register your interest via the Official SMWFC Facebook Page or contact me directly at and I will liaise with Ele for you.
Rob Waite, programme editor, SMWFC

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Bristol Manor Farm 1 v Knaresborough Town 0 - Toolstation Cup Final

Toolstation Cup Final
At Inkersall Road, the home of Staveley Miners Welfare
Bristol Manor Farm (1) 1 
Rhys Hodgeson 8
Knaresborough Town (0) 0
Attendance 151, Admission free, Programme £1
Left click images to enlarge
Match Officials:
Bobby Madley (Referee)
Ryan Henger, Gareth Thomas (Asst. Referees)
Robert Woodman (Fourth Official)
Bristol Manor Farm:
Ashley Clarke, Ben Wiltshire, Bill Bond, Ryan Dunne, Nathan Loader, Harley Purnell, Jordan Metters (C), Lloyd Mills, George Brimson (Ryan Parsons 73), Will Hailstone (Josh Rees 89), Rhys Hodgeson
Unused Subs - Jack Durrant, Danny Greaves
Left click to enlarge
Knaresborough Town:
Paul Hargreen, Dom Wilson (Sam Cook HT), Craig Radcliffe, Nick Radcliffe, Matthew Duerdan (C) (Ben Clayton 89), Liam Gray, Seb Carole, James Bradley, Colin Heath (Byron Littlefair 42), Hiliard Serrao , George Eustance
Unused Subs - Connor Donoghue, Graham Whitehead
A solitary goal from Manor Farm's Rhys Hodgeson, in the eighth minute, was all that separated these two sides at the end of a fairly evenly matched Cup Final, staged in a baking hot corner of North East Derbyshire, between Bristol Manor Farm of the Western League Premier Division, and Knaresborough Town, who ply their trade in the Northern Counties East League Division One.
The spirit that the game was played in and the friendly ambience of the occasion, was a fitting tribute to Toolstation, who generously sponsor both divisions of the aforementioned step 5 & 6 leagues.
Monies raised from this showpiece game, which will become an annual event, are to be split evenly and shared, between Asthma UK and the RNLI, two very worthwhile causes.
Admission to the game was free, to allow spectators to contribute to the collections and charity raffle instead. And in keeping with the charitable nature of the afternoon, the officials forfeited their match fees and donated them into the collection bucket as well.
Both sides had several absentees, but that didn't stop them from putting on a very competitive game, which was enjoyed by an appreciative crowd of 151.
Manor Farm play one step higher in the football pyramid than their North Yorkshire based opponents, but, if truth be told, a draw would've been a fair result given the balance of play over the entire game. The Bristol supporters who stayed in the newly refurbished bar at Staveley for a couple of hours after the game, were generous enough to agree with that neutral overview of the afternoon too.
Water breaks were order of the day, a sensible precaution in such heat, but the pace of the game was still uptempo, despite the strength sapping conditions.
It would seem that the nice weather follows the guest of honour for the day, World Cup Referee and Toolstation NCEL President Howard Webb around.
Knaresborough started the game on the front foot and had the first opportunity to open the scoring, when Hiliard Serrao, made himself some space through the right channel, cut across the Bristol goalmouth and shot narrowly wide of the left hand upright.
But while Town started the game well and threw everything but the kitchen sink at last season's Western League runners up for the last twenty minutes or so, Manor Farm enjoyed the better of the remainder of the first half and were good value for their interval lead.
Bristol's Captain, Jordan Metters, picked up the ball in the middle of the park, advanced forward and played a great measured ball into the path of Rhys Hodgeson, who looked odds on to score, but Paul Hargreen, the Knaresborough keeper blocked Hodgeson's effort well and Town cleared the ball away from the danger zone, but only as far as Manor Farm's left back Bill Bond who whipped a cross straight back across the six yard box that Hodgeson stooped to head home the opening (and only) goal.
 Winning goal photos kindly donated by 'Hull Bill'

Metters passing and distribution caught the eye, as his side pushed forward, looking to consolidate their lead, but Hargreen had other ideas and Knaresborough, stung by Hodgeson's goal, tightened things up at the back.
Sarrao had another chance at the other end, but his angled cross cum shot from the right of the six yard box, flashed across the face of the goal and wide of the back stick.
Just before the interval, a frustrating opening 45 minutes got worse for Knaresborough, when their striker Colin Heath tweaked his left hamstring, attempting an audacious strike on goal.
If they go in, you're an hero with a spectacular goal to your name.
Alas, Heath had no such luck and had to hobble out of the game in the 42nd minute as well.
At half time, Knaresborough regrouped and switched Dom Wilson for Sam Cook before the start of the second half. But it was Manor Farm who had a great opportunity to score again, when Liam Gray played Hodgeson through with a defence splitting pass; but with the goal at his mercy, the ball sat up unkindly and the Bristol number 9 scuffed his shot which bobbled harmlessly wide of the mark.
Having stalled for a while in the first half, Knaresborough looked much stronger after the break and attacked in numbers, George Eustance and Seb Carole work the flanks to get a succession of crosses and decent service into the final third, but the final incisive touch was proving evasive.
With Brian Davey's side committing men forward, it afforded Manor Farm a bit of space to put Hargreen under pressure, but the Knaresborough keeper kept both Will Hailstone and Harley Purcell at bay with two outstanding saves.
Hailstone forced his way into the penalty area from the left flank and shot when everybody was expecting a cross, his effort was cleared off the line and his second bite of the cherry, when the ball fell back at is feet, was slashed high and wide of the mark.
Knaresborough were upping the ante in an attempt to force an equaliser, and a penalty shoot out (it had been arranged weeks ago that extra time wouldn't be played and that a drawn game would be decided by spot kicks, which, with hindsight, given this afternoon's temperature was a wise decision), but in spite of them piling players forward, even Hargreen in the last few minutes, the ball just wouldn't fall kindly for them in front of goal.
Serrao muscled his way through two challenges right at the death and laid the ball sideways into the path of Byron Littlefair, but Manor Farm had a lucky escape when their keeper, Ashley Clarke, pulled off a great stop from point blank range.
In spite of their all out attack approach for the last twenty minutes or so, Knaresborough Town just couldn't find the breakthrough and Lee Lashenko's Bristol Manor Farm held on to claim the inaugural Toolstation Cup.
Man of the match: Obviously Paul Hargreen (Knaresborough Town) deserves a special mention, though bestowing the honour on a goalkeeper would suggest the game was one sided, and that isn't the case.
But Hiliard Serrao (Knaresborough Town) and Jordan Metters (Bristol Manor Farm) both worked tirelessly and selflessly for their respective teams ... and in the spirit of this occasion, they deserve to share the award.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Ollerton Town 3 v Mansfield Town U19 2 PSF & Handsworth Parramore 4 v Worksop Town 3 PSF

Saturday 19th July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at Walesby Lane, Ollerton (10.45pm kick off)
Ollerton Town (0) 3
Liam Black 54, 89
Declan Brewin 60 (pen)
Mansfield Town U19 (2) 2
Jack Koczalski 27
Dan Fletcher 31
Admission £2
Details to follow when I get a few minutes to spare, busy, busy, busy.

Saturday 19th July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at Windsor Food Services Stadium, Sandy Lane, Worksop
Handsworth Parramore (1) 4
Sam Barnsley 40
Jed Phillips 54
Jon Stephen-Wright 79
Lee Thompson 86
Worksop Town (1) 3
Tom Mullen 10
Jack Hawkins 69
Kyle Jordan 73
Admission £5. Attendance 152

Friday, 18 July 2014


Staveley Miners Welfare - Pre Season Schedule:
With updated scores
Tuesday 22/07/14 - Shirebrook Town (A) 1-1
Saturday 26/07/14 - Knaresborough Town 0 v Bristol Manor Farm 1 - Toolstation Cup  at Inkersall Road, Staveley, S43 3JL
Monday 28/07/14 - Chesterfield FC (H) 4-3
Friday 01/08/14 - Matlock Town (H)
Saturday 02/08/14 - Swallownest Miners Welfare (A)


Friday 15/08/14 FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round v Worksop Town (H)
Winners of SMWFC v Worksop, will play Rainworth Miners Welfare (A) on 30th August in the Preliminary Round.
Winners of the Preliminary Round game, will play one of Mickleover Sports, Thurnby Nirvana or Lincoln Moorlands (A) on Saturday 13th September in the First Qualifying Round.

Saturday 06/09/14 FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round v Athersley Rec (H)
Winners of SMWFC v Athersley Rec. will play either Runcorn or Glasshoughton Welfare (H) on 4th October in the 2nd Qualifying Round.

Week commencing 8th September. Preliminary Round v Ossett Town (A)
The winner of SMWFC v Ossett Town, will play either Thackley or Handsworth Parramore (A) in the week commencing 22nd September in the First Qualifying Round.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Mansfield Town 1 v Aston Villa 3 - PSF

Thursday 17th July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at Field Mill (AKA One Call Stadium)
Mansfield Town (1) 1
Alex Fisher 41
Aston Villa (0) 3
Darren Bent 61, 90
Gary Gardner 85
Admission £10.
Programme, one issue covering all MTFC pre season games £3
Attendance, 3,432 inc 1,078 away fans

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Bottesford Town 1 v Scunthorpe United 3 - PSF

Wednesday 16th July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at Birch Park, Ontario Road, Bottesford
Bottesford Town (0) 1
Tom Johnson 59
Scunthorpe United (1) 3
Sam Winnall 5
Paddy Madden 5, 89
Admission £6. Programme £1
Left click pictures to enlarge
Scunthorpe United:
1st half: Slocombe, Nolan, Canavan, Boyce, Williams, Myrie-Williams, Bishop, Sparrow, McSheffrey, Winnall, Burton.
2nd half half: Severn, Hornsey, Waterfall, Howe, Dawson, Bateson, McAllister, Syers, Adelakun, Madden, Taylor.
Subs - Hare, Wootton.
Bottesford Town:
Herrick, Spall, Bryant, Johnson, Ridley, Barwick, Start, MacDonald, Snowden, Pembleton, Cross.
Subs - Boulton, Beedle, Gibbons, Harle, Coulbeck, Thompson, Kirk, Quickenden, Stones.
Report and photos will be posted by Friday teatime ... but I'm not promising which Friday ;-)

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Handsworth Parramore 6 v Real United 0 - PSF

Tuesday 15th July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at the Windsor Foodservice Stadium, Sandy Lane, Worksop
Handsworth Parramore (0) 6
Lee Whittington (pen) 53
Luke Fletcher 67
Vill Powell 68, 79
Alan Quinn 76
Sam Smith 84
Real United (0) 0
Admission £3. Attendance 43
Real United gave a good account of themselves in a fairly evenly contested opening 45 minutes.
But after the break, the game was far more one sided, especially during the closing stages.
I'll let you work it out for yourselves.
Click LINK for match report on Handsworth Parramore website.
Handsworth Parramore's next pre season friendly is on Saturday.18th July v. Worksop Town at Sandy Lane 3pm
A multi match special offer ticket covering all 5 remaining pre season home games can be purchased on the day this Saturday priced at £12.50.
The admission price per game will be £5 if paid for on a match by match basis.
Handsworth Parramore pre season schedule:
Sat 19/7/2014 v Worksop Town 3pm
Sat 26/7/2014 v Matlock Town 3pm
Tue 29/7/2014 v Belper Town 7:45pm
Sat 2/8/2014 v Stocksbridge Park Steels 3pm
Tue 5/8/2014 v AFC Emley 7:45pm

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Haslingden St. Marys 2 v Ainsworth 2 - Myles N Kenyon Cup & Haslingden CC v Colne CC - Lancashire League

Saturday 12th July 2014
Miles N Kenyon Cup
at South Shore Street, Haslingden
Haslingden St Mary's (1) 1
Ainsworth (1) 1
No admission fee or programme
Attendance 44
Click HERE for all of this season's Miles N Kenyon Cup fixtures
More details to follow ASAP

Lancashire League
at Bentgate, Haslingden
Haslingden CC 157 all out
Colne CC required 118 off 33 overs and achieved 119 for 7 off of 32.1 overs
Watched cricket, via the Green Squirrel public house (the only pub with that name in the known universe) prior to and after the Haslingden St Mary's v Ainsworth game.
Click HERE for Haslingden CC v Colne CC, Lancs League scorecard

Click HERE for a Flickr photo set containing a few more pictures from both grounds.
WARNING, this link leads to a photograph that features full frontal male nudity,

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Teversal 0 v Thoresby CW 3 - PSF

Saturday 5th July 2014
Pre Season Friendly
at Carnarvon Street, Teversal
Teversal (0) 0
Thoresby Colliery Welfare (1) 3
Jamie Tryner 8 (pen),  Michael Fazakerley 50, 83
Admission £2 inc. programme.
Attendance 113
Team line ups courtesy of the ever resourceful Keith Parnill
Brooks, Jones, Lee, Tolley, Schofield, Fisher, Green, Vincent, Naughton, Grinion, Purseglove
Subs - Dickinson, Darby, Bamford, Newton, Lane, Allen, Wilson
Thoresby CW:
Smith, Parwell, Dyson, Burgess, Mason, Shaw, Rhodes, Tryner, Wood, Bingham, Adcock
Subs - Buchanan, Edmondson, Bonser, Booth, Hamilton, Hagerty, Selby, Fazakerley
Teversal will have to console themselves with the fact that this was just a pre season warm up game, because they were given a bit of a runaround by their Edwinstowe based CMFL North opponents at times this afternoon.
You can't read too much into the results of opening friendly games at the beginning of July, but it was evident that Thoresby looked fit and raring to go already, whilst Teversal will hopefully peak once the preparation games are all over and done with and the season starts for real.
Lee Tryner, back for a second spell in charge at Thoresby, via a stint at Clipstone, will have been just as pleased with the high tempo performance the team he his assembling for the forthcoming season put in, as this moral boosting result.
Once they got their noses in front through an eighth minute Jamie Tryner penalty, awarded for a challenge that had all the hallmarks of pre season clumsiness about it rather than anything malicious, the visitors worked hard to to hold onto their lead and looked solid at the back, in what was a good work out for them against NCEL Division 1 opposition.
As for Tevie ... well, they'll know what aspects of their game they'll need to concentrate on improving  now, so today's 'kick-about' will have served it's purpose for them as well.
Spotted in the crowd: Norm out of  'Cheers' (allegedly). Bulls on Tour! 
The 0-3 scoreline won't have gone unnoticed in local football circles, but what impressed me the most about Thoresby today, was their defensive attributes.
Substitute Michael Fazakerley looks good for a few goals in 2014-15, as he showed this afternoon, but going by last years first hand touchline view I had of most CMFL North sides, there are a good few teams in that league who will take advantage of any side that doesn't keep it tight at the back.
It's hard to make a snap judgement after one game, but today's first impression on Tryner's Thoresby, indicates that they'll be there or thereabouts with the teams who are expected to do well in the step 7 league next term.
In my humble opinion, the World Cup has been half decent and enjoyable thus far, but it is definitely nice to have the chance to get out and watch some proper football for a change instead.
Zico Grinion almost scored a consolation goal for Teversal as they found their second wind late in the game, but he hit the post.
Teversal is one of the friendliest and most welcoming clubs in the area and they were magnanimous in defeat, on what was a pleasant afternoon all round, spent in the company of the 'un-usual suspects' and representatives of at least nine other local clubs.
I salute you all!
I'm raring to go for 2014-14 now... and will definitely be dropping by to check out on Thoresby's progress during the season whenever the opportunity arises, given that they only play 10 minutes away from Chez THE66POW. 
Teversal FC programme of events and forthcoming pre season friendlies.
Left click image to enlarge.