The Club is sorry to be parting company with one of its longer serving players, central defender Mitchal Gough.
A former Wycombe youngster who also picked up numerous honours at Youth level he joined The Swans at the start of 2015/16 after being signed by Nicky Forster from neighbours Ashford Town (Mx). He has played 67 times for the First Team, a figure that would have been much higher but for a serious injury that troubled him until late last season.
The Club wishes to thank Mitch for his sterling service at Wheatsheaf Park, and bids him success for the future.
Swans move up to 5th place in the Bostik Premier following an impressive performance against Lowestoft Town. It was a long journey for Lowestoft and ‘Cash’ Hippolyte ensured it would not be a happy one with his 3rd goal in 2 games. The visitors opened the coring against the run of play on 9 minutes through Zielonka but Mo Bettamer brought the game level shortly after with a shot from the edge of the area. It was ‘Cash’ who sealed the game with 2 impressive goals and the Swans could have had a few more but for some agile keeping from the visitors keeper.
More to come soon but the club would like to wish the injured Ollie Humphrey a speedy recovery after being stretchered off.
For those of you that haven’t as yet viewed the actual rails, please see photograph of the newly fitted handrails in the main stand. These look really good and are a great safety addition to the stand.
The rails were fully paid for by the Supporters Club so thank you everyone for your continued support.
David Norris- Chairman. STFC Supporters Club
Staines Town U18 5-2 Hanwell Town – FAYC
That man again, after 22 sec Nathaniel Olawole strikes Staines ahead with Gabriel Piorkowski getting number two after 2 minutes. Nathaniel Olawole strikes the bar after 6 minutes!! Entertaining game here at WP so far. 9 mins in and Cameron Walker pulls one back for Hanwell Town. (2-1) Elliot Baptiste’s ball into the box met at close range by Nathaniel Olawole for 3-1 on 24 minutes. 42 min. Iguchi ball into the box met by a great strike by Piorkowski to make it 4-1. Staines playing really well now. 48 mins and Michael Ezukwo pulls one back for Hanwell. (4-2) 75 mins.. After a nervy spell for Staines Town a Jack Torbett 30 yard strike makes it 5-2 to the young swans! Staines are through to the next round of the FA Youth Cup again with a thumping victory. Thats 7 goals in the FA Youth Cup for Nathaniel Olawole.
Lineup: T Melville, J Iguchi, M Miskin, J Tuck (c), M Vukasinovic, M Sedgwick, G Miller, G Piorkowski, A Olawole, E Baptiste, J Torbett. Subs: P Imoru, J Dua-Wiafe, D Mills, K Marcano, M Chabane.
Kings Langley FC 2-4 Staines Town U19 – NLYA
Martyn Spong’s U19 side get their first win of the National League U19 Alliance season with four goals away from home at Kings Langley and a superb performance.
Swans went out of the Velocity [League Cup] Trophy on penalties at Wheatsheaf Park. With the game ending 1-1 at full time the match went straight to the shoot out and it was the visitors who sealed the tie through former Swan Sanchez Ming.
Swans started with a changed outfit from Sunday’s draw at Worthing and looked good throughout the first half going in 1-0 up following a great turn and strike from Cash Hippolyte. Elliot Buchanan looked sharp and had several shots on target saved by Preston Edwards and a further strike hitting the base of the post. However, despite the front running it was Dulwich who took the second half and levelled through Ashley Carew on 69 minutes. At this stage either side could have won it but it was Hamlet who progress to the next round and we wish them well.
Next up are Lowestoft Town on Saturday at Wheatsheaf Park [3pm] for a Bostik Premier clash …
The family have notified the club that the funeral for Gordon Harberd will be held at Hanworth Crematorium on Thursday 28th September at 11am. Chris would like to mention that, as Gordon was a great lover of colour [Dahlias] it would be nice if the gents ties were bright and not black. Further details are not known at this time but for your information the address of the Crematorium is …
South West Middlesex Crematorium
Telephone: 020 8894 9001
(9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday)
Should you wish to place flowers the Funeral Directors are Lodges at the Chertsey office …