Juniors back at Wheatsheaf Park today …

Staines Town Juniors are back at Wheatsheaf Park today and ‘buzzing’ as the club work together for the future …

Daniel Reilly, Staines Town Juniors U8s and U10s’ manager says … After speaking with all the parents we can honestly say it is a fantastic experience all round. The boys were all buzzing getting to mix with the first team and being involved in the warm up. The parents all personally thanked me and the club for what was a great day. They are all certainly looking forward to today [17th April] and I’m sure the turn out will be big. Once again thanks to you and the club and all involved for making the boys feel very special on the day, it really does go a very long way to strengthening the ties to the club, and personally my son is looking forward to watching the team immediately!


Hampton & Richmond 3-1 Staines Town U18

ICK OFF: Staines Town get us underway in this crucial RYL fixture. 4 min: Julian Schwarzer produces a good save to tip over the bar. 10 min: Joe Smith receives a yellow card for Staines Town. 27 min: Corner by Arberi Bregu headed at the back post by Joe Smith who hits the side netting. 29 min: Joe Smith clears off the line for Staines. 44 min: Goal! Hampton & Richmond take the lead a cross from Callum O’Reilly which is tapped in by Shadrak Malembe to put them 1-0 up. HALF TIME: Hampton & Richmond 1-0 Staines Town U18. 56 min: Goal! Staines Town equalise, great work by Michael Dwane-Holden who crosses for Joe Tuck to volley home. 59 min: Goal! Hampton & Richmond score again, a long ball from the midfield to Shadrak Malembe who finishes 1 on 1 past Schwarzer. 77 min: Goal! Hampton & Richmond make it 3, a long ball forward and Callum O’Reilly taps behind on rushing Schwarzer to tap in for 3-1.

FT: Hampton & Richmond 3-1 Staines Town U18 Hampton & Richmond come up on top tonight and take all 3 points, they remain top of the league.

Lineup: J Schwarzer, H Earley, J Smith, G Smith, J Vincent, J Tuck, R Jones, M Dwane-Holden, A Bregu, E Baptiste, C Brown. Subs: G Onyon, S Woolford, M Vukasinovic, M Miskin, M Sedgwick.

Points Draw update …

With 3 games left of this season , there are still 12 names in with a shout of winning £250 or £500.
STFC currently have 57 points , with the prospect of getting to a maximum 66 points.
The people still in with a shout are :-

56 points = Paul Clark
57 points = Mark Court
58 points = Dan Norris
59 points = Sally Payne
60 points = Dean Brewer
61 points = Pete Wilson
62 points = Bev Angliss
63 points = Christopher Barclay
64 points = Roger Marsden
65 points = Alan Pugh
66 points = Rob Gunning
67 points = Dave Brown

Whoever has the same number of points that we finish the season with will win £500.
Those with a point above or below will win £250.

The presentations to the 3 winners will be made at the clubs presentation night on Saturday 22 nd April.

Swans 1 Canvey Island 1 …

Swans came out all guns blazing to see off the in-form Gulls but, despite a cracking first half performance, the resilient Islanders hit back with a second half equaliser to Man of the Match Mo Bettamer’s superb finish to a Max Worsfold cross …

A lively, controlled, first half was just enough to seal the point and secure a 10th game unbeaten but it could have been so much more. Wadah Ahmidi, with Adrian Clifton, completely controlled the midfield throughout the first 45 minutes with Max Worsfold and Mo Bettamer powerful and strong up front. If ‘Cash’ Hippolyte could have headed down, instead of over, from just a couple of yards out the result would have been so different. Despite the Swans having all the play it was a single Mo Bettamer strike, from a Max cross, that gave the Swans a 1-0 first half lead.

After the break, on a hot sunny day, the Gulls set out to ensure the Swans were not to take all 3 points and came out much more organsied. It was clear that the heat of the day was draining the legs of Wadds and he was subsequently replaced. With this it was left to Adrian Clifton to try and force the play and, hard as he worked, the ball would not go in. The nearest was a Tom Collins effort, from a Mo Betz cross, which was superbly saved by the Canvey keeper. Itwas however Jack Turner who was the more busy in the final stages and the Gulls left with a well deserved point and we wish them well for the remaining games. The Swans take the long trip to Lowestoft Town on Easter Saturday with play-off hopefuls Wingate & Finchley at Wheatsheaf Park on Easter Monday for our final home fixture of the season.

Staines Town U18 4-0 Northwood FC … plus more!

Goals from Jack Vincent, Joe Tuck, Elliot Baptiste & Rhys Jones keep the pressure on Hampton & Richmond … 10 min: We’ve hit the post and Joe Tuck just has a header cleared off the line – but the visitors have also threatened. Still 0-0 at the break. Frustrating for Staines Town U18 who had been in top for the last 25 minutes. 55 min: Shots from distance brought no rewards. Northwood FC seeking their first point of the season! 60 min: Goal! Rhys Jones free kick and Jack Vincent glances the ball past Reilly to put Staines ahead! 65 min: Two chances in quick succession an Arberi Bregu shot was cleared off the line and Joe Smith drew a good save from Reilly. 81 min: Goal! Joe Tuck scores a stunner, a swerving shot to the top corner from 25 yards! 2-0 to Staines’. Goals! Goals! 2 goals in quick succession, one from Elliot Baptiste in the 86 min & Rhys Jones in the 89 min. FT – Staines Town U18 4-0 Northwood FC Goals from Jack Vincent, Joe Tuck, Elliot Baptiste & Rhys Jones keep the pressure on Hampton & Richmond tonight.

Lineup tonight: J Schwarzer, G Smith (c), H Earley, J Smith, J Vincent, J Tuck, R Jones, C Brown, E Baptiste, A Bregu, M Miskin. Subs: M Vukasinovic, S Woolford, M Kaladjiski, D Ibrahimi.

Hendon 0-1 Staines Town U18

32 min: Comfortable save from Schwarzer from the first real shot of the game, by Raptis. 35 min: dipping free kick from Rhys Jones 25 yards is finger tipped over by Harpin. 44 min: Goal! Tuck through ball to Dwane-Holden on the left, twisted and supplied a high cross for Nebay Haile to head the opening goal. 50 min: Staines have made a positive start to the second half, Dwane-Holden volleyed over from a Rhys Jones corner. 80 min: Staines have had 10 corners this half, without a goal to show for it and now Hendon are turning up the pressure to get back into it. Full Time – Hendon 0-1 Staines Town U18 Nebay Haile’s goal seals the win tonight to keep the pressure on Hampton & Richmond, solid performance from the boys tonight.

Lineup: J Schwarzer, G Smith (c), J Smith, J Vincent, M Vukasinovic, J Tuck, C Brown, R Jones, N Haile, M Dwane-Holden, D Ibrahimi. Subs: H Earley, S Woolford, M Miskin, M Kaladjski.

Staines Town U19 ECFA 3-2 Ealing Hammersmith & West London.

Kingston College side get back to winning ways this afternoon. Goals came from Alex Ross, Dan Urry & an Own Goal.

Aldershot Town 1-1 Staines Town U18

16 min: Aldershot on top here so far with couple chances just gone wide, Rhys Jones with our best chance straight at the keeper. 22 min: Goal! Aldershot Town take the lead through Montel Brown a very smart finish through Schwarzer’s leg. 63 min: Goal! Staines Town U18 draw level a nice calm finish past the keeper from Rhys Jones. 84 min: Penalty to Staines! 85 min: Penalty missed by Nebay Haile, Keeper saves to his right. FT – Aldershot Town 1-1 Staines Town U18 Rhys Jones with the goal tonight to level things, 2 points dropped tonight.

Lineup: J Schwarzer, H Earley, J Smith, G Smith (c), M Vukasinovic, J Tuck, R Jones, M Dwane-Holden, N Haile, E Baptiste, C Brown. Subs: J Vincent, S Woolford, A Bregu, M Miskin.