Swans showed boss Johnson Hippolyte that the resilience in the squad remains strong as Daniel Brown scored 2 minutes from the end to seal a creditable draw at Grays. The Swans took a 23rd minute lead through Tyrell Miller-Rodney into half time but goals from Menga and Kababola put the Drax’s squad on the back foot. Enter Brownie to level. Swans sit in 14th position in the Ryman Premier League. Up next are Godalming Town in the FA Cup on Saturday at Wheatsheaf Park … More Soon
Swans head off to Grays Athletic on Bank Holiday Monday following 2 defeats in a row. K’s inflicted a 2-0 defeat with a goal in each half against a Swans side that struggled to get going and failed to find the net for a second successive game. Ryan Moss with both goals sent the Swans into 13th place in the Ryman Premier, one point above Monday’s hosts … More Soon
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STFC Juniors are looking for 2 Coaches/Managers for the Under 7 and Under 8 teams. Experience not essential as the applicants will be put through their FA Coaching Badge Level 1. Interested? Visit the STFC Juniors website via the link on the club website. Colin Panrucker – Secretary. STFC Juniors.
The Under U19 Academy side (in association with Kingston College) had their fifth and final pre-season match today (24 August) with a friendly against Kingstonian at Goals, Tolworth. The U19 secured a massive 13-3 victory with goals from Deshane Dalling x5, Bradley Wilson x2, Jeremiah Chong, Billy Oram, Javanel Williams, David Ikac, Arberi Bregu and Tae Whan. A game which was played in very hot conditions this afternoon and a lot of goals scored and finished. Bradley Wilson and Jeremiah Chong also featured again this afternoon from the first team to keep their match fitness up.
Unusual events at first Ryman Youth League game of the season. After just 4 mins play the floodlights failed and despite trying to restart them for 15 mins the ref too the players off. Meanwhile, Short Lane is the centre of a dramatic lightning storm. Ashford ‘s technicians are hoping to reset the lights after a 10 min cooling off period do that the game can resume
Lights back on and play has resumed at 8:18. Staines team: Henryk Bielenik, Rudy Arrimar, Michael Dwayne-Holden, George Smith (c), Milos Vukasinovic, Joe Tuck, Miki Kaladjiski, Charlie Godwin, Connor Galligan, Nebay Haile, Rhys Jones; subs Tom Melville, Alphie Richards, Jack Vincent, Micah Bedeau, Elliot Baptiste
After 26 mins, Lewis Haldene puts Ashford ahead. 36 mins: Haldene’s tap in doubles Ashford’s lead.
49 mins Nebay Haile pounces on the rebound from a Jones shot to make it 2-1. Kaladjiski ball down the line an a neat finish by Haile to equalise on 69 min. 76 mins and Rhys Jones fires Staines ahead. It’s been all Staines, but a rare Ashford attack was rewarded with a penalty that was scored by Robbie Joseph on 82 mins, and 2 mins later Ashford score again through Haldene, completing his hat trick.
89 mins: great run & cross by Jones, Haile loops a header into top corner to complete his hat trick & make it 4-4 ! (Steve Parsons)
These two old rivals served up a five goal thriller at blustery Wheatsheaf Park, where the home side emerged narrow victors. Staines grabbed the early initiative, and Tyrell Miller-Rodney was unlucky to see a shot bounce out off the inside of the post within two minutes. However, Billericay countered strongly, and took the lead on 11 minutes when Junior Luke powered in a header from Quentin Monville’s whipped right-wing cross. They nearly followed this with a second after a corner, but Joshua Oyinsan’s header crashed against the bar. Having withstood a spell of Billericay pressure, Staines revived late in the half, the industrious Max Worsfold always looking dangerous, and they gained an interval lead thanks to goals on 36 and 39 minutes. Kane Haysman bagged the first from 6 yards, after successive shots by Wadah Ahmidi and Jefferson Louis had been desperately blocked, and then Tyrell Miller-Rodney diverted a Tommy Brewer drive beyond Jack Giddens to complete a move begun by Louis.
On 58 minutes, it was Billericay’s turn to profit from a hail of shots, Conor Hubble netting after Ricky Sappleton and Oyinsan had been denied in quick succession. But Staines regained the lead only 2 minutes later when Jefferson Louis smashed home a penalty after Rokas Janilionis had fouled Haysman. With just 2 minutes left, referee Marcus Carmichael pointed to the spot at the other end, after Lewis Byrne-Hewitt was fouled by the Staines ‘keeper, but Jack Turner made amends by superbly saving Sappleton’s spot-kick.