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Charlton Rangers Football Club Fixtures and teams for 14 September 2008 First Team Opposition Crofton Albion (Metropolitan Senior league) Location Weigall Road Se12 KO time: 10.30 Meet: 9.50 Squad: - Willoughby, Hunt, Smith, Dale, Shapcott, Bright, Ganidagli, Richardson, Lefeure B, Winn, Jones, Ogunledun, Cogram, Lockyer, Agboola. Contact: Andy 01634 294010 07736 283627 Reserves Opposition: Crofton Albion Reserves Location: Swanley Rec KO time: 10.30 Meet: 9.45 Squad: Dan Ashbie, Dan Boyle, Chris Taylor, Dan Richardson, Danian Wallis, Garry Tanner, James Ling, Tom Horswill, Jonny Petersen, Lawrence Lefevre, Robert Chapman, Steve Rickard, Steve Smith, Tim Duke, Trevor Clissold Contact Danian; 07909 260862 or Trevor: 07970 397058 Veterans……… Opposition: Old Tamponians Location: Old Roan (Kidbroke Rd, SE3) KO time: 10.30 Meet: 10.00 Squad: 1. Stuart Goynes, 2. Keiron Scot, 3. Peter Piasso, 4. Paul Avery, 5. Ian (pratt) Bailey, 6. Josh Baker, 7. Jason Cannon, 8. Martyn Dawson, 9. John Lindsey, 10. John Chew, 11. Nick Booker, 12. Daniel Newson, 13. Grant Pizzey Contact: Ian 07831 222589 Superveterans…… Opposition: Old Glendale Location Swanley Rec KO time: 10.30 Meet: 9.45 Squad: Warnet Potter Partridge Palmer Nunn Falvey Laws Battershill Davitt Ward Marsh Philips A. Christofi Referee volunteers still required please If anybody can not play please contact me ASAP Dave (01689858196) Match Reports First Team Opposition: Game against TLR sports called off at last minute. Score: Scorers: Report Reserve Team Opposition Woolwich Score: 3:4 Scorers: A.Lockyer (2). S.Smith Report ……. The first game of the season saw a match-up between the two teams relegated from Division 3 last year and so on paper this should be the Reserves toughest test. The miserable weather had already sent 6 reserve team players running to the airport in search of the sun leaving them with the bare 11 and no recognised goalkeeper, with joint reserve team manager Trevor Clissold donning the gloves. Matters got worse when Garry Tanner limped off during the warm-up after aggravating an achilles injury. So it was with some relief that a call was received 15 minutes before kick-off to say the first team’s game had been rained off and Andy Lockyer, Matt Shapcott and Sam Jones were winging their way in. After a nervy start it was the Reserves that took the lead when a poor back pass caused panic in the Woolwich defence and the ball played to Steve Smith at the back post to open the scoring on his debut. This sparked Woolwich in to life and the Reserves spent most of the opening period camped in their own half as the Woolwich midfield dominated. This pressure finally told as the ball broke on the edge of the area and a drive in to the bottom corner levelled the scores. Minutes later the home side took the lead as a weak shot was fumbled and the Woolwich striker was gifted with the easiest of tap-ins. Only poor finishing from the home side prevented the score getting worse but against the run of play Rangers felt they should have had an equaliser as Dan Richardson cut in from the left and his shot was tipped on to the under-side of the bar and reclaimed by the keeper but, against the majority view of those in attendance the referee judged the ball not to have crossed the line. At half time the reserves were called upon to show more fight and they responded perfectly, upping the tempo in the second half and a beautifully flighted free-kick found Locky lose his marker and fire the Reserves level. As Rangers pushed on it was actually Woolwich that re-took the lead as a scramble in the area saw a shot through a mass of bodies and the unsighted Trevor could only save with his legs and the Woolwich player was quickest to react and tuck home the rebound. Trevor managed to redeem himself somewhat, firstly turning a shot from inside the area around the post and then leaping to his right to get his fingertips to a curling effort from the edge of the area that everyone thought was destined for the top corner. A free kick from the edge of the area was tipped smartly over the bar which saw a succession of three corners before a Woolwich player was tripped on the side of the box and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Trevor guessed right and got a hand to the ball but this wasn’t enough to stop it creeping in as the hosts extended their lead to 4-2 with 10 minutes remaining. The Reserves never gave up though and with five minutes to go produced the best move of the game, the ball quickly thrown out to David Gomm who surged up the right wing and his perfect cross was knocked down for Locky to slam home his second of the game. Rangers sensed they could get something from the game and charged forward but with Woolwich running down the clock it was too little too late. Despite the result there was a lot of encouragement from the second half performance and Woolwich will definitely be a team looking at promotion this season. Without singling anyone out, special praise should go to the debutants today, it was almost a completely new look side from last season but everyone settled in well and thanks should go to the first team players who came along and the others that offered their services. It was good to see everyone encouraging each other and never giving and some of the football played showed that the Reserves should have real hopes for promotion straight back the Division 3. Team: Trevor Clissold; Steve Rickard, Jonny Peterson(c), James Ling, David Gomm; Dan Richardson*, Andy Lockyer, Steve Smith**, Rob Chapman; Chris Taylor, Lawrence Lefevre Veterans Team Opposition: Maidstone United ( Swanley Rec. Friendly) Score: 1:4F Scorers: N.Booker Report…… Well, the season got off to an explosive start at Swanley on Sunday. Rangers were up against Maidstone Utd vets for their first game of the season. Last season has seen Rangers do the double over these opponents but it was evident from the start that Maidstone were sporting a fairly new look in some departments. Rangers quickly found out to their cost that the new Maidstone No:10 was some player. After only three minutes or so, a rather hopeful through ball looked well covered by three of the Rangers back four but the No:10 showed an incredible burst of pace to beat them all and Pete Jones to chip Maidstone ahead. Rangers had a great chance to equalise when Kev Scott did well to pull a loose ball back from the byline but Martyn Dawson just got his timing wrong to head narrowly over. That said, Maidstone looked very dangerous and had several half chances (all well blocked by Pete Jones) before the 10 again showed good pace and control before lashing a shot into the corner of the goal. Rangers then lost Kev Scott as something “went pop” when making a tackle and he was replaced by Ian Bailey. Rangers went further behind just before the break as Maidstone caught them cold again. The second half continued much the same as the first, with Rangers conceding from close range after a scramble. With game dead, Rangers finally carved several good opportunities. First John Lindsey found Nick Booker who volleyed just over and then John Chew nearly carved his way through. By this time, Rangers decided to put Big Pete on the 10 and this worked really well. If he managed to get past Pete (yes, he was that quick!) he normally found Keiron Scott hammering into the tackle immediately after. It was this close attention that bought an unfortunate incident about when after a little bit of verbal fencing Keiron Scott was brutally elbowed off the ball. This sparked ugly scenes which included the ref being grabbed around the throat by the No:10. Once matter calmed down and the 10 had been sent off (and Keiron Scott had realised where he was) the game continued. The game was much more even with the 10 gone (he was that good that he made a massive difference) and Rangers finally got their just rewards with when John Chew crossed from the right and Nick Booker headed into the bottom corner. But it was too little too late. So a losing start for Rangers and a shame that the unsavoury incident spoiled an otherwise good game. In truth, the Maidstone 10 would have caused any team problems and had Maidstone not had him and Rangers taken just a few of the chances they created, it could have been a very different score. Rangers played some decent football in spells against a very good Vets side and that must be encouraging. That said, special mention must go to Pete Jones who saved time and again (particularly a fantastic double-save from a 1 v1) and was easily Rangers outstanding player. Also, mentions to Josh Baker who had a sterling game and for the returns of John Chew and Ian Bailey after long term injuries. Good to have you back boys. Team: Jones (Pete), Picasso, Scott (Kev), Scott (Keiron), Avery, Baker , Cannon, Thomas, Dawson, Lindsey, Booker) Subs: Ian Bailey, Newson, Chew (all played) Superveterans Team Opposition: Old Tamponians (Old Roan. Friendly) Score: 1:3 Scorers: J.Battershill Squad: Warnet Potter Partridge Palmer Falvey Davitt Anderson Barnshaw Phillips Marsh Battershill Christofi Ward, (all played) Here we are again at the start of the season, lets hope we can win a few more games than the last, and although we lost this one we were looking quite good as a team. The game started off very well with us putting Tamponians under pressure. Unfortunately their first goal was very controversial. Our defence was put under pressure and it was left to Pete (the cat) to save it but as he went up to catch the ball he was barged in the side by Tamps. Thus the big striker and the ball was dropped into the goal with Pete nearly following. Normally the ref. would have protected the keeper and given a foul, but not this time. We got the next goal with Trevor Marsh squaring the ball across the oncoming keeper from the right to Jon Battershill who slotted it in the back of the net. Their second goal was a good one, which saw us beaten down through our left midfield and then a crossed on to the head of their attacker We were yet again put under pressure, mainly down the their right and with our new found left back John Davitt doing a great job having to do a lot of running to tackle their winger to ease that pressure, We finished the half 1-2 The second half was not quite as good as the first for us but we did put some good moves together and as a team we played well, for the first game. Once again Tamps. got another controversial off side goal awarded to them. So the game ended up 1-3 A fair result would have been 1-1 but never the less it was a good game with all the team enjoying themselves, which is what it is all about. The Goal Scorers 2008/9 Season A.Lockyer 2 Battershill 1 Booker Nick 1 S.Smith 1 Other News
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