Swans home game versus Harlow Town was scheduled for 28 Nov, but another Harlow cup tie has caused it to be postponed. The clubs have agreed with the league that they will now come on Tue 19 Dec with a 7:45pm kick off …
To celebrate the community links between Staines Town FC and Staines Town Juniors FC December 9th will be ‘Yellow Day’.
We would like as many of the players and their families at the match as possible (preferably wearing something yellow) – players season tickets will enable all players and families into the match for free.
Billericay Town are currently flying high in the league and have spent big money to secure ex-Premier League players such as Paul Konchesky (ex West Ham, Leicester and Liverpool), Jermaine Pennant (ex Arsenal and Liverpool), Leo Chambers (ex West Ham) and Jamie O’Hara (ex Tottenham Hotspur).
Although the 3 x Under 7’s teams will be the official mascots on the day any player / team will also be welcome to be mascots.
With Staines currently in 4th place and in great form this should be a great match and a big crowd is expected.
Please put the date in your diary – it will be great to flood Wheatsheaf Park with as many of the Juniors as possible. Please get there from 2.15pm onwards if your child wants to take part in the mascot duties.
Also, there is a Disco in the Staines Town club bar that evening from 7.30 pm until midnight, including a DJ, and everyone is welcome.
The Swans scheduled home Bostik Premier Division fixture vs Harlow Town has been put back a few days to from Saturday 25th November to Tuesday, 28th November. This is due to the Essex side’s involvement in the FA Trophy and a visit to Hampton & Richmond.
Elliot Buchanan [12 league goals]
On an afternoon of FA Trophy action the upbeat Swans took their chance of league action to take all 3 points from the visiting Tonbridge Angels.
With Max Worsfold sidelined due to injury the visitors took full command of the first half and the ver present threat that is Nathan Elder sent the Angels in 1-0 up at half time with a 45th minute goal. The second half was a totally different story with Lewis Driver levelling 5 minutes in and shortly after the Angels were reduced to 10 men with the dismissal of George Beaven. From then on in it was only going to be the Swans that took the points and further goals from Elliot Buchanan on 74 minutes and Josh Webb on 82 minutes sealed it for the Swans who move back into the play-offs.
Five yellows and a red for the Angels and two yellow [Driver and Webb] for the Swans. Onwards to next Saturday and a trip to Merstham who went down 1-0 at Lowestoft and sit in 14th place in the Bostik Premier tonight …
Swans moved into the next round with a 4-2 victory at fellow Middlesex side AFC Hayes. A first half double from Mo Bettamer plus goals from Daniel Brown and Cash Hippolyte ensured a safe passage ahead of the visit of Tonbridge Angels on Saturday … A huge thanks to our hosts and good luck for the rest of the season.
In the league, the Swans maintained their ‘play-off’ spot despite a few of their challengers being in action on this wet evening.
Good early spell for Staines – shot by Olawole just wide, Miller hit post, Baptiste forced a good save. 23 mins in Sam Woolford makes a fingertip save from Charlie Sumpter but from the resulting corner Sumpter scored for CB Hounslow. 36 min An Elliot Baptiste equaliser, received from Olawole in space and squeezed his shot just inside the post. 40 min Piorkowski put Baptiste through but his shot was finger tipped into the post by Dulai, with Torbett putting the rebound just wide. Piorkowski heads Staines ahead on 59 mins from a Torbett cross.
Baddock replaced Baptiste on the hour. 77 min Sumpter scores his second, slotting in the bottom corner in the box – 2-2. 82 mins; Staines back in front thanks to a clinical finish by Olawole – 3-2. Dominic Mills pounces to make it 4-2 from the rebound of an 85th min Olawole shot. Mills pounces again to make it 5-2 from the rebound of an 89th min Olawole shot. Then Piorkowski fires a 6th in stoppage time. Staines score 6 past CB Hounslow & are through to the Quarter-finals of the Jeff Ritson Middlesex Cup.
Lineup: S Woolford, J Iguchi, M Miskin, J Tuck (c), M Vukasinovic, G Piorkowski, G Miller, J Dua-Wiafe, N Olawole, E Baptiste, J Torbett. Subs: J Baddock, D Mills, C Ejiofor, P Imoru, A Mansaray.
Sutton United 2-0 Staines Town U19 – NYLA
2nd defeat in the league for the boys against a very good Sutton United side, not too much to report on.
Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College 5-4 Staines Town U19 Development – ECFA
First defeat for the boys this season in the ECFA but we’ll pick our heads up and go again.
[Pic: Margate FC]
Swans fell to their second defeat in 14 days to a rejuvenated Margate side but remain in a play-off position despite the loss. It was always going to be a tough ask following the 3-0 thumping in the FA Trophy and two second half goals sealed it for the ‘Gate’.
Swans started with ‘Cash’ Hippolyte up front with former Blues man Elliot Buchanan and had Mo Bettamer on the bench. But it was an unimpressive first half for the Swans who failed to put pressure on the Margate goal. Wadah Ahmidi had a close effort but it was not going to be as former Swan Kane Haysman again put in an energetic performance for the hosts.
In the second half Margate started quickly and took the lead in the lead from Chiedozie in the 59th minute. The game was secured for the Blues in the 76th minute as Evans struck the second to ensure all 3 points went to the Kent side.
Swans will look back on the loss with dismay but remain the Leagues highest scorers ahead of next Saturdays visit from eleventh placed Tonbridge Angels to Wheatsheaf Park. with Swans having lost only once at home in the league and with 6 wins to boot!
Before the Angels arrive … Swan have a Tuesday evening trip to AFC Hayes for a Middlesex Cup 2nd Round tie …