Saturday 11th Sept
HVFC 5 – 1 CB Hounslow
CB Hounslow are one of our oldest rivals and this fixture is normally a fiercly contested affair. This year though CB are going through a rebuilding stage and we managed to coast to a pretty comfortable victory over a young side.
The last couple of weeks has seen the return of a number of our players from injuries picked up in pre season and it was good to see our side starting to play as they did last year.
The first half consisted of almost constant pressure on the visitors goal but we had to wait until the 41st minute to crack them when Meshach Williams scored our first and then swiftly followed up with a second 4 minutes later. 2 nil into the break and the game looked over.
We made a number of changes during the break but the replacements fitted in nicely and the 2nd half followed the pattern of the first. We added to our total with goals from Sam Merson (53 min), Jordan Ellis (60 min) and Ben Merson (84 min). Ex Villain, Sid Dack, then pulled one back for CB with the best goal of the game, a fine strike from outside of the box.
All in all a good run out for our boys. Next saturday we expect a tougher challenge with the visit of North Greenford United.
FA COMPETITION DRAWS MADE
As usual the new season will kick off with the start of the Emirates FA Cup campaign. This years competition will start on Saturday 7th August and the recent draw has given us a home draw, against Loxwood FC.
Nicknamed “The Magpies”, Loxwood affiliated to the Surrey County FA, they are currently members of the Southern Combination Premier Division. We look forward to welcoming the guys to what are usually special occasions at The Ranch
Now that it finally looks as if the virus is going to allow us to play league football again the management have started to put the players through their pre-season paces. After a number of fitness sessions the players will be desperate to get to playing again so a PSF schedule has been organised. The list of games arranged to date can be found in the results & fixtures panel to the right. Further games are likely to be added
18th May 2021
NEW LEAGUE LINEUPS ANNOUNCED
The new league allocations, following the FA restructure, have been released and, as expected the Combined Counties will now have two Premier divisions, North (18 teams) and South (20 teams).
We are in the Combined Counties Premier North (CCLPN) along with fellow Com Co clubs Abbey Rangers, Ascot United, CB Hounslow, Egham Town, Southall and Spelthorne Sports. Also joining us are old foes North Greenford United, Wembley and Windsor.
In addition we will also be welcoming former Hellenic league sides Burnham, Holyport, Reading City, Wokingham & Embrook and Virgina Water, Spartan South sides Edgware Town and St Panteleimon. The final place goes to Tadley Calleva from the Wessex league.,
The remainder of last seasons ComCo premier clubs, with the exception of Sutton Common who were promoted, will be in the South division and will be joined by AFC Croydon, Balham, Beckenham Town, Farnham Town, Fleet Town, Horley Town, Jersey Bulls and Walton & Hersham.
It is expected that the new season will start at the beginning of August.
In accordance with FA guidelines the club have produced a COVID-19 Risk Assessment designed to help keep all visiting officials, players and spectators safe when visiting Rectory Meadow. The assessment can be downloaded via the link below, please take the time to read the document, and to comply when visiting the ground.
Stay safe everyone, and we hope to welcome you very soon