Showing posts from October, 2014

Harrogate Town Preview

It's a fairly quick return to Harrogate Town for the Hatters on the day the Yorkshire side officially open their new stand  offering additional covered accommodation  behind the goal at their Wetherby Road ground. . OPPOSITION FORM Since our FA Cup tie Harrogate had not been showing the best of form but a 5-0 win last Saturday saw them climb back to mid-table. In contrast their previous 3 games asw Harrogate fail to hit the net. Date Opponent Result 20 Sep A v Leamington Won 3-1 4 Oct A v Chorley Lost 0-4 7 Oct H v Gainsborough Trinity Drew 0-0 18 Oct A v Worcester City Lost 0-2 25 Oct H v Brackley Town Won 5-0 OPPOSITION PLAYERS The men invoveld in the 5-0 victory over Brackley last Saturday were: Phil Barnes. Name Pos Past Clubs Phil Barnes G Rotherham U, Blackpool, Sheffield U, Torquay U(L), Queens Park R(L), Grimsby T, Gainsborough Tr, Alfreton T, Harrogate T Matthew Bloomer D Grimsby T, Hull C

County Development Squad 3 FC United of Manchester Reserves 2 ( Lancashire League) 29 October 2014

A visit from the league leaders, can sometimes be a traumatic experience for the host club- one laden with worry, among other things, about whether your side will get the expected tonking at the hands of perceived superior opponents. Last night saw Lancashire League table toppers FC United of Manchester at Edgeley Park, but worry was not on the menu for a County team, without a single first team regular on show- quite the youngest team I can recall turning out this season in fact! But they performed magnificently, as sometimes only an untried young side thrown in there and trusted, can! County lined up 3/5/2, but faced with an FC attack of real menace in the shape of prime movers Frank De Vils, Trude Owowabi, and Justin Johnson, who all had pace to spare, this quickly morphed into 5 at the back, but an effective one...Callum Cooke, Wesley Benjamin, and Connor Hancock central with Dean Hitchens and Jordyn Fitton on the flanks providing excellent cover for new k

Help the Hatters Update 48

This is intended as a brief sketch of  current issues following the  28 October,  Help the Hatters formal business meeting in the Bungalow, Hardcastle Road. Proceedings got underway with the Treasurer`s Report given by Mike Hopper, which confirmed the organisation to be in a decent financial position. Mike touched on The Players Fund , and it was noted with satisfaction that matters were proceeding nicely towards the formal receipt of shares by the Supporters Cooperative. The first 3 home games using the Bung as a base, have raised over £1000 from Bung drinks,pies, E.P. pods, match card & donations, which was a brilliant return!   Toddy v Harrogate in the F.A Cup. Regarding Help the Hatters well established policy of supporting young players where possible, it was confirmed that such support would continue to be forthcoming from us relating to Matthew Todd, and that we would also extend our support to Connor Hancock`s first pro contract.   Connor Ha

Headliners Booked for Band Night on 15 November !

Super Fuzz  The Mantells Both the above headliners  are booked for the Supporters Cooperative Band Night on Saturday 15 November  after the Hednesford home game. Doors open at 7p.m and its a case of pay on the door at a great admission price of £5. In addition Roger Wylde and Tom Bennett will be performing a 3 song set on a bill compered by Chris Ridgeway of Pure FM.

Help the Hatters Update 47

Well.....what a week......a momentous one really in which County supporters gained a shareholding in their Club , and boosted Alan Lord`s push for promotion with the first transfer of funds from the fans Players Fund to A.L`s playing budget.    Bung W.P. 5( note new signage!) This has added to the buzz already reverberating around SK3, and is in no small measure due to the joint efforts of supporters organisations Help the Hatters, and the Supporters Cooperative , who continue to work together productively and constructively to prove `Stronger Together’ to be much more than a nifty tag line!   The Vicar, up a ladder ! Prior to today, there have been 4 previous Working Parties at the Bungalow adjacent to Edgeley Park, and much has been done to transform the club and make it somewhere that County supporters are happy to spend time in. Loads more needs to be done in addition, but be assured with Fitzy in the mix these issues will gradually get tackled. I