hALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO PRINT
(THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE OLD WILSONIANS’ FOOTBALL CLUB)
NO 1,453 (SEASON 2012/2013)
Contact Info: Editor:
Old Wilsonians Mike Pike
Hayes Hill 68a Knighton Park Rd
Kent, BR2 7HT SE26 5RL
Tel: 020 8462 2600 Tel: 020 8659-6443 (H)
Website: www.oldwilsonians.com Email: email@example.com
Roll of Honour
Life President Mike Harris Treasurer Matt Hallett
President: Lou Barry Chairman: Stuart Paton
Hon. Secretary: Jamie Parkinson Club Captain: Richard Smart
Team Name Mobile Home
st firstname.lastname@example.org 07753 828158
1 XI Andy Parkinson
2 XI Doug Smart Smart_Doug@hotmail.com 07843 228186
3 XI Marcus Bance Marcus.email@example.com 07817331537
4 XI Yuved Bheenick firstname.lastname@example.org 07736 272270
th O7905 448544
5 XI Chris Billing Christopher.email@example.com
6 XI Kevin Fowler Kevfow81@hotmail.com 07793879956
7 XI Alex Boyle Aboyle1985@gmail.com 07941 411116
8 Xl Nick Mole Nick.Mole@fairalls.co.uk 0208 699 0603
th Alex Forbes Alexforbes46@hotmail.co.uk 07855 273218
Clive Peckover Clive.firstname.lastname@example.org 07964 488513
Vets Lee Reid Reid.email@example.com 07961371514
Super Vets Al Forbes firstname.lastname@example.org 07855 273218
Selection Yuved Bheenick email@example.com 07736272270
Secretary Gareth Evans firstname.lastname@example.org 07971 491588 0208 644 8717
This week’s games, September 15th
Team Opponents Ground Contest K.O.
1 XI Nottsborough Away League 3-00
2 XI Old Finchleians Reserves Hayes Old Boys Cup 3-00
3 XI Old Suttonians 3 Xl Away LOBC 3-00
4 Xl Polytechnic 6 Xl Hayes League 3-00
5 XI Ibis 4 Xl Hawesdown League 3-00
6 Xl Polytechnic 9 Xl Away League 3-00
7 Xl BB Eagles 6 Xl Hawesdown League 3-00
8 Xl BB Eagles 7 Xl Away League 3-00
9 Xl Civil Service 8 Xl Hawesdown League 1-00
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ALWAYS PACK A WHITE SHIRT WITH YOUR KIT
Classified Results, September 4 and 8
Home Score Away Scorers
Bank of England 0 V 0 1 Xl (September 4 )
1 Xl 2 V 1 Civil Service (League) Thomas 2
2 Xl 4 V 1 Old Owens Reserves (League) Fox 2, Bonsels, Collins
3 Xl 3 V 1 Civil Service 3 Xl (League) Adams, Williams.M, Harwood
HSBC 4 Xl 2 V 1 4 Xl (Friendly) Billing.C
HSBC 5 Xl 1 V 3 5 Xl (Friendly) Hindley, Flannery, McCarthy
Old Suttonians 6 Xl 0 V 3 6 Xl (Friendly) McGill, Fowler K. Small
7 Xl 0 V 3 Bank of England 4 Xl (Friendly)
Old Suttonians 8 Xl 2 V 2 8 Xl (Friendly) Imam, de Sousa
The SAL website is www.southernamateurleague.co.uk
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From the Chairman’s Chair
What a tremendous start to the season on a glorious day at Fortress Hayes. Pre season buzz
and tension were evident as the lure of free OWFC 125 socks created a queue at the bar to pay annual
subs, BEFORE the season had started!
Three tense games saw the 1's recover from a penalty to beat Civil Service 2 1. Credit to CS,
who played well, but Ryan Thomas's sharp double separated the sides. The 2's came flying out the
blocks and 'Foxy' hit another double to calm the nerves. @owfcchair moment of the day came when left
back Doug Smart asked the referee how long to go after 20minutes! The 2's went on to win 4 1 with
Gary Bonsels scoring on his 200th appearance and Tom Collins converting a Bonsels pull back!
The 3's also faced the Whitehall brigade and won 3 -1 on a tricky HD surface, Mssrs Harwood,
Williams and did/didn't he score Tom Hamer with the third goal gate. Well done to all; we hit the grass
running... and the 5's / 6's also won 'friendlys' with the 4's / 7's having useful run outs and the 8's drew.
Next week/this week sees a full fixture list, 1 - 9 's, with 5 home games.
Training Tuesday, 7pm at the school powerleague 3g large pitch. Good start.
StuP62@aol.com 07768273103 (M) 0208 657 5443 (H)
Annual subscriptions are now due - Read Matt Hallett’s incisive words later in this edition and be
inspired by those who have already paid
TRAINING takes place EVERY TUESDAY night at the School from 7-00 p.m. until 8-00 p.m. on the
big astro court followed from 8-00 to 9-00 on grass or indoors, depending on the weather
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ALL OUR TODAYS
6TH Xl - THE REUNION Old Suttonians 6th Xl 0 6th Xl 3
Recently our new captain, Kevin Fowler, went on a trip to the pictures with his lady friend to see
the Magnum opus of the American pie franchise, ‘American pie the reunion’. Kevin clearly enjoyed the
film, and decided to share his critique on the show with the immortal line “I really enjoyed that; in many
way it was as much a reunion for the audience as it was the cast involved” …………...”oh shit – don’t tell
Josh I said that”
So to the first game of the season and a reunion for the 6thXl against a Suttonian’s team that had
knocked us out of the cup last season, although, and after the disappointment of last season, and the
vagaries of pre-season selection, there were a lot of new faces on show for us, and, encouragingly,
some fresh legs in a number of young players, something we lacked for most of last season. This was
mixed in with some familiar faces and old (and abnormally large) heads such as the return of Jamie
Fowler to the team.
The match kicked off in blazing heat, Aaron Langley guessed at 28c, ‘though, thankfully, Andy
Costerton was on hand to correct him that it was at least 2 degrees hotter than that. Thanks Andy; vital
information as always. Both teams started off at a quick pace despite the heat and the request from our
referee that we do “no running whatsoever please”. The 6’s were clearly on top initially, and a good set
piece from Kevin Fowler found the head of Chris Rowney, who put a firm header beyond the ‘keeper’s
reach. However this was inexplicably disallowed for unknown reasons.
Suttonians started pushing forward more and had a couple of half chances but we always looked
good on the counter attack, and it was on such a break that MIKE McGILL cut inside and smashed a
right footed shot into the corner. Soon it was two, debutant Christian Buckle being put through and, in a
case of referring decisions actually evening themselves up, winning a penalty. It seemed harsh as the
Suttonian player seemingly got the ball. KEVIN FOWLER, who, having ignored his team mates advice to
only bring himself on for penalties and corners, and was already on the pitch, stepped up and cooly
tucked it away.
It may have been the heat catching up with us, or maybe the amount of changes made by having
rolling subs, but our play noticeably dropped off after the second goal and Suttonians got on top and
pulled one back when the ball was lost in midfield and, with the fullbacks pushing up, we were left out
numbered at the back. However the first half ended that way and gave us some much needed rest and
Into the second half and both sides were noticeably tired. Suttonians had more possession but
we had the better chances, with Buckle going close with a header, and a couple of players just lacking
the final ball that would have wrapped things up. New player JOHN SMALL, who had come on in the
first half, was doing sterling work, holding the ball up and playing others in, and he got the reward his
work deserved when the ball broke to him in the area and he clinically put away our third.
Suttonians kept coming forward and a great strike from the edge of the area, that gave Josh
Holland no chance, made things a little nervous in the last 10 minutes. There was to be no comeback,
though, and the match ended with an encouraging win for the 6’s.
All in all, a positive start, and something to build upon. Suttonians were a good team and if we
can keep that level of play up when the matches are for real, then we hope to see a big improvement on
last season’s results. Joshua Stapleton
Holland, Stapleton, Fraser, J Fowler, Cook, Langley, C Rowney, J Rowney, McGill, K Fowler, Buckle
Subs: Costerton, PJ, Zac, Jude, John Small
FABULOUS START FOR THE MIGHTY 3’S 3rd Xl 3 Civil Service 3rd Xl 1
The 3's began their first ever league campaign in the SAL Division One on the hallowed Hawes
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Down turf, with the pitch looking in great nick for an encounter with a Civil Service side that finished 4th
last season. The squad was much changed from last week's friendly, but a glance at the names on the
list gave us hope that we could give a good account of ourselves.
Our start could not have been better as Matt Williams hassled the centre-back, forcing an error
before playing a slide rule pass into ANT ADAMS’ path, and Ant coolly slotted past the ‘keeper, giving
us the lead within the first minute or so of the game.
We continued to press and force them into mistakes all over the pitch, with the centre midfield
pairing of Hamer and Elliott in particular setting the tone by dominating in the middle of the park. Against
the run of play Civil Service equalised when a long throw was flicked on and volleyed home tidily from
just inside the OW's area, giving the otherwise untroubled Watts no chance. Undeterred the 3's
continued to press and were rewarded when WILLAIMS scored a solo effort around the half hour mark,
cutting inside the full back from a lofted through ball before burying in the bottom corner. Not long after
the lead was extended. JAMES HARWOOD, on as a first half substitute for Ant Adams, took on the Civil
Service defence on his own before smashing past the bemused ‘keeper from the tightest of angles. It
capped an excellent first half going uphill and with the sun in our eye line.
Captain ‘BoJo's’ half time team talk asked us to stay compact and difficult to break down in the
second half, something we did almost perfectly, and Civil Service were limited to pumping long balls up
from the back, and despite their big centre-forward winning a lot of his headers, we were always
swarming around to pick up the second balls and make vital interceptions.
Messrs Taylor, Taylor and Tyler were excellent throughout, as was the ever youthful ‘Bilbo’ at
left-back. In fact the game was so comfortable that we could, and probably should, have added to our
goal tally, Harwood guilty of missing a couple of relatively easy chances having got himself into some
great positions. With the heat really starting to zap energy levels, the last 10-15 minutes were played out
with few scares. With time running out Marcus 'BoJo' Bance tried his luck from distance, seeing the ball
nestle into the far corner only to discover the referee had blown for full time while the ball was in mid-
This was an excellent start against a side that enjoyed a solid season in the top division last year.
Bigger tests will undoubtedly come throughout the season, but with a number of players coming back
into selection reckoning over the coming weeks, we also know we are more than capable of having a
very good season if we perform to our ability. Aaron Newble
Watts, Taylor J, Taylor P, Tyler, Billing N, Bance, Elliott C, Hamer, Newble, Adams (Harwood), Williams (Smart M).
PROMISING START FOR THE 5’S 5th XI 3 Old Suttonians 1 (Played 1 Sep 2012)
The 5th XI kicked off their 2012-13 season, a friendly against Suttonians, with many of the
stalwarts from last season’s ‘close, but no cigar’ performance, unavailable. This included skipper Chris
Billing, which left yours truly to take the reins and try to steer the 5’s back towards the kind of form that
saw them’ top the table’ for much of last season.
In fairness to Chris, most of the organisation in terms of player selection was done before his
departure. However, with the 4’s struggling for players for their pre-season friendly that followed the 5’s
game, it was necessary to increase the squad size and ask players to commit to playing 2 games back
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to back. Fortunately there were plenty of volunteers looking to shake off their summertime lethargy and
get back to match fitness ahead of the season proper.
So the 5’s took to the Hawes Down field with a real mishmash of players, several of whom were
required to play in unfamiliar positions. Not that anyone watching from the side-line would have been
able to tell as the 5’s proceeded to dominate the game. The first half saw some excellent football, with
the 5’s controlling procession and creating chances right from the kick off. Eventually the dominance
paid off and, after a slick passing move, BEN NEWMAN-SAUNDERS finished calmly to put the 5’s
ahead. As satisfying as the performance on the field was, it left me with a dilemma as stand-in skipper.
With the large squad available, it was necessary to make a number of changes to ensure everyone a
good run out, but there was a real chance this could disrupt the balance of the team. As it transpired,
these fears were unfounded as, upon making the changes, the players coming on slotted right in and the
5’s continued to play excellent football.
The half time team talk could not have been simpler – just keep doing what we had done so well
in the first half. And that is exactly what we did, even after making another swathe of substitutions and
changing positions on the field. The second goal duly arrived courtesy of LEWIS DENNELLY, who, as
he did so many times last season, surprised the opposition defenders by easily out-leaping them and
accurately heading home - despite being the smallest player on the pitch!
The 2 goal lead was no less than the 5’s deserved and looked likely to have secured the victory.
However, a momentary lapse in concentration saw Suttonians nick a goal, which, for a short period,
seemed to energise them a little. The final substitution for the 5’s saw Mace replace Dennelly as the
young striker fell victim to cramp. The ‘experience for youth’ switch paid off as, within minutes of coming
on, MACE scored one of his trademark tap-ins from 6 yards following a goal mouth scramble (in stark
contrast to the 45 yard screamer he scored in the final game of last season, which you can read all about
in Newsletter No 1452!). This restored the 5s’ two goal lead and effectively quashed any notion of
Suttonians getting back into the game.
All in all, a very satisfying start to the season. It was good to see a mix of old and new players
settle in and play so well together. Let’s hope it’s an omen for the 5’s season ahead. Mark Mace
MOM – N Robinson who put in a superb performance. At centre back, of all places!
Team: Eglon J, Dennelly L, Evans G, Fowler K, Mace M, Croft J, Rowney C, Keable-Kinsella A, Ironside
C, Playford B, Panicker P, Newman-Saunders B, Taylor J, Timothy T, Robinson N
SECOND HALF COMEBACK FROM THE 2NDS 2nd Xl 3 Alleyn Old Boys 1 (P.Sept 1st)
The 2’s took to what was effectively their first season game against strong opposition in Alleyns
as late drop outs left us with 12, with a distinct lack of left backs.
However, we started the game well and Jamie Parkinson and Andy Fox both missed sitters and
numerous other opportunities were spurned. This kicked Alleyns into gear and they hit the bar with an
excellent move and took the lead just before half time when a hopeful ball forward found the onrushing
striker, who rounded the ‘keeper and scored.
The second half was full of chances and we deservedly drew level when Jack Elliott headed back
across goal for ANDY FOX to finish and GARY BONSELS then made it two, finishing at the second
attempt. Alleyns did create chances but new goalkeeper, James Eglon, looked solid and dealt with all
that was thrown at him. We continued to threaten and got a 3rd when JACK ELLIOTT headed in a cross
at the far post.
All in all an excellent performance, which sets us up for the first league game against Old Owens
next week. Jamie Butler was ‘MoM’ but I thought Jack Elliott, Gary Bonsels and James Loftus pushed
him hard. Here’s to a good season! Jamie Parkinson
James Eglon, Dan Shaw, Jamie Parkinson, James Loftus, Nick Lehmann, Jamie Butler, Shane Grosser,
Rob Pearson, Jack Elliott, Gary Bonsels, Andy Fox, Will Hodgess.
TIME TO PAY YOUR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
It’s that time of year again!
As agreed at the AGM, subs will remain the same as last season, ie:
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Full members – £90
Unemployed – £50
Students Over 18- £30
Schoolboys Under 18 – Nil
Payment is due by 30th September 2012, otherwise a £30 late payment fee is applicable.
YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE PAIR OF OWFC 125 SOCKS IF YOU PAY ON TIME!!!
If no payment is received by 30th September, the player will be not be eligible to play until such time as
payment is received in full.
NB – There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to either of these rules!
If you have access to Online or Telephone banking, please make payment direct to the club account
using the following details:
Account name – OWFC, Account Number 00685852, Sort Code 20-05-57.
Alternatively, you can pay your annual subs using your debit or credit card at the bar in the
club. (Please let Matt Hallett know if you use this facility)
Payment can be made in TWO instalments, £45 by 30th September and £45 by 31 October. If you
choose this method, please set up a standing order with your bank so that you don’t ‘forget’ the
Whichever payment method you choose, please make sure you
email email@example.com to let me know what you’ve done. It is especially important to
email me if you use the card machine at the bar, since that will go into the OWA account and I will have
to ensure the monies are transferred to the OWFC account accordingly.
Prompt payment would be very much appreciated
Super draw members pay only £40
Matt Hallett, Hon. Treasurer, OWFC
NB: The following worthy souls paid their subs BEFORE the season even started - Tom Hamer, Richard
Shaw, Si Ledger, James Taylor, Nick Lehmann, Gary Bonsels, Rob Pearson and Jamie Parkinson and
all were wearing OWFC 125 socks on Saturday!
Our equally worthy Treasurer has out-lined – above – the way you can join them, so attend to this matter
whilst it is fresh in your mind
This week’s men of the match
1st Xl v Bank of England: Jack Elliott 1st Xl v Civil Service: Not reported 2nd Xl: Not reported 3rd Xl:
James Taylor 4th Xl: Not reported 5th Xl: Chibu Akpakwu 6th Xl: Not reported 7th Xl: Not reported 8th Xl:
4 – Thomas, Williams.M - 3 – Fox, Seal 2- Akkaya, Bonsels, O’Shea, Newman-Saunders T, (Dikgacol)
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The Builders have been back
My builders have been back again, proving that they are men of many talents, transforming my garden –
before as on the right to after as on the left – to bring about an amazing transformation.
You can see even more of their outstanding work – including more pictures of my garden – on their
website www.erbselitebuilders.co.uk, whilst they can be contacted on 079 2000 1545. I cannot
recommend their work too highly and, as ever, you are very welcome to come and see it for yourself if
you are considering having any work done.
Team P RS RSL NR NP Pts Dropped % response
3rd Xl 3 2 0 1 0 6 3 66
6th Xl 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 100
5th Xl 2 1 0 1 0 3 3 50
2nd Xl 4 1 0 3 0 3 9 25
9th Xl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7th Xl 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
8th Xl 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
4th Xl 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 0
1st Xl 6 0 0 4 0 0 18 0
P = Played RS = Report submitted RSL = Report submitted late NR = No report
NP = No ‘phone Pts = Points
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