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From Sweeny to Villain

With the season restart approaching The Boss has strengthened his management team with the appointment of former Guildford City manager Chris Balchin.

Prior to last Christmas Chris had been in charge of the Sweeny for more than 150 Matches over a 4 and a half year period. During that time he produced a squad from scratch and moulded a team that you could not afford to take for granted, especially at their Spectrum arena home.

The Boss sees Chris as the ideal addition who, with his experience, knowledge and contacts, can only enhance his management team.

Welcome to the Villains Chris and we look forward to giving you a proper welcome when a little bit of normality returns.

This years FA journeys

THE EMIRATES FA CUP

The Extra Preliminary round of the Cup saw us make a mid week journey around the M25 to take on Lordswood FC. “The Lords” based in Chatham, Kent compete in Southern Counties East League Premier Division this season.

Although we won the game 3-2 thanks to a brace from Brandon Barzey and one from Meshach Williams we should really have been home and dry by half time. The boys put together a good perfomance but repeatedly failed to convert any of the numerous chances we created

The Preliminary Round saw us once again on the road, this time we travelled into Sussex to take on Steyning Town from the Premier division of the Southern Combination League,

A nice ground, with very nice people associated with the club, unfortunately they also had the dreaded 3G pitch which we always seem to take a while to adjust too.

Once again this proved to be the case and, in the 20 minutes it took us to come to grips, we had conceded 2 goals and, although we through the kitchen sink at them, failure to take our chances once again cost us. Steyning won the tie 2-1

THE BUILDBASE FA VASE

The 1st Qualifying round and another road trip. This time we only had to make the relatively short journey to Rayners Lane. “The Lane” play in Division One of the Spartan South Midland and have a shiney new gound, including a 4G pitch.

Unlike the FA Cup we got off to a flyer, scoring in the 1st minute, and we never really looked back. Goals from Elliott Simpson, Michael Kamara, Bruno Tingle and Sam Merson saw us progress by 4 goals to 2,

The 2nd Qualifying round a home tie against fellow ComCo side Deportivo Galicia. We got off to a decent start through a good finish from Brandon Barzey who fired home from the edge of the box. Both sides than went on to hit the woodwork but there were no further goals in the opening 45 minutes.

We started the 2nd half very brightly and 2 goals from Sam Merson within the opening 5 minutes of the restart effectively sealed the tie for us. Sammy Gagan scored a 4th for us, finishing off a good team move at the back post, which he collided with in scoring.

1st round – Away tie to Welling Town. “The Boots” are currently members of the Southern Counties East League Premier Division and play at Bayliss Avenue in Thamesmead.

A strong start from us saw us have 2 goals disallowed before Meshach Williams shot was deflected into the net inthe 11th minute. We then had another disallowed before Meshach turned provider setting up a tap in for Sam Merson.in the 23rd min. Wellings heads were well and truly down by now and Sam Merson scored twice more before the break to give us a comfortable lead at the break.

The 2nd half followed the pattern of the 1st, us doing all the attacking and the hosts having the occasional break away. We scored twice more, through Scott Walker (59 minute) and Meshach again in the 84th and The Boots scored with the last kick of the game to make the final score Boots 1, Villains 6

2nd round –Home to Corinthian FC. We were expecting a tough game against last season’s losing semi-finalists, and so it proved. Whilst the game was a pretty even affair we found ourselves 2 goals down after 80 minutes and it took an epic fightback from the boys, and goals from the Merson brothers, to pull ourselves back into the game. Sams penalty and Bens header taking us into penalties

The shoot out proved to be of equal quality to the preceding 90 minutes, with both sides scoring with their mandatory 5, before Terry Buss once again turned hero and saved the first Corinthian sudden death attempt to send the Ranch wild.

3rd Round – Away to Littlehampton. Terrible weather conditions, a poor pitch and feisty opponents gave us a very tough test. After 30 minutes eveything looked good as we lead by 2 goals to nil, goals scored by Dan Thompson and Joe Leslie, both of who were making their debuts for the Villa, but with 2 minutes to go to the break we conceded a penalty which gave the opposition hope going into half time. 2nd half we were under heavy pressure but we were defending well until the 80th minute when we gave away another penalty which was converted to take the game to penalties.

Both sides scored with their first 2 kicks but then Littlehampton missed their 3rd. As per the last round our lads all took good pens to take us through. Final score we win 5-4 on pens after game finished all square at 2 each.

4th Round – Away to Mulbarton Wanderers. Another tough draw as we have to travel to the tournaments top goalscorers in the competition to date. Tie scheduled for 9th Jan but very likely to be rearranged.

2020/21 Shirt Sponsors

Like most clubs we constantly need to raise funds in order to keep our footballing activities and facilities up to date. Sponsorship is a major way of raising these funds and, at Hanworth, we are lucky in having two loyal shirt sponsors, both of which have been supporters of the club for a number of years now.

Home Strip Sponsor – FELTHAM SERVICE CENTRE

Located at 80 Bedfont Lane, Feltham, TW14 9BP, FSC provide all the services required for getting, and keeping, your vehicle on the road.

FSC are renown locally for their excellent customer services. The complete range of services provided, including on-line booking, can be found on their website. Just click on their banner above.

Away Strip Sponsor – PANE in the GLASS

A local window, door and conservatory to meet all your glazing needs. Setup in 1992 by former Villain Matt Peake, Pane in the Glass have a showroom at 14 Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, TW15 2RY.

To arrange a quote, or to simply discuss your requirements you can call the number above, click on the banner to go to their website or why not drop into their showroom. Your guaranteed a warm welcome, and probably a cup of tea too.

Combined Counties Club Directory

ABBEY RANGERS

Founded 1976
Addlestone Moor, Addlestone,  Surrey, KT15 2QH
Colours – Black & White / Black / Black
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ASCOT UNITED

Founded 1965
Racecourse grd (Car Park 7) Winkfield Road, Ascot SL5 7LJ
Colours – Yellow/Blue/Yellow
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BADSHOT LEA

Founded 1904
Westfield Lane, Wrecclesham, GU10 4PF
Colours – Claret & Blue/Claret & Blue/Claret & Blue
Entrance –

BALHAM

Founded 2011
Wibbandune Sports, Robin Hood Way, Wimbledon. SW20 0AA Colours – White & Black/Black/Black

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BANSTEAD ATHLETIC

Founded 1944
Merland Rise, Tadworth, Surrey. KT20 5JG
Colours- Amber/Black/Black
Entrance – Adults £7, Concessions £4, Under 16’s £4

CAMBERLEY TOWN

Founded 1895
Krooner Park, Wilton Road, Camberley, Surrey. GU15 2QW
Colours – Red & White Stripe/Red/Red
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CB HOUNSLOW UNITED

Founded 1989
CB Hounslow Sports, Green Lane, Hounslow, TW4 6DH

Colours – Green/Black/Green
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COBHAM

Founded 1886
Leg O’Mutton Field, Downside Bridge Rd, Cobham. KT11 1AA
Colours – Red/Black/Black
Entrance –

COLLIERS WOOD UNITED

Founded 1874
Wibbandune Sports, Robin Hood Way, Wimbledon. SW20 0AA Colours – White & Black/Black/Black
Entrance – Adults £7, Concessions £4, Under 16’s Free

EGHAM TOWN

Founded 1963
Runnymede Stadium, Wards Place, Egham, Surrey. TW20 8XD
Colours – Red/Black/Black
Entrance –

FRIMLEY GREEN

Founded 1919
Frimley Grn Rec, Frimley Green Road, Frimley GrN, GU16 6JY
Colours – Blue & White Stripe/Blue/Blue
Entrance (Covid) – Adults £5, Concessions £3, Under 16’s ?

GUILDFORD CITY

Founded 1921
The Spectrum, Parkway, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1UP
Colours – Red & White Stripe/Black/Black
Entrance – Adults £8, Concessions £5, Under 12’s £1

HANWORTH VILLA

Founded 1976
Rectory Meadows, Park Road, Hanworth, Middx. TW13 6PN
Colours – Green & Yellow/Green/Green
Entrance – Adults £7, Concessions £4, Under 16’s Free

KNAPHILL

Founded 1924
Redding Way, Lower Guildford Rd, Knaphill, Surrey. GU21 2AY
Colours – Red/Black/Red & Black
Entrance – Adults £8, Concessions £3, Under 16’s £1

MOLESEY

Founded 1946
412 Walton Rd, East Molesey, West Molesey KT8 2JG
Colours – White/Black/Black
Entrance –

RAYNES PARK VALE

Founded 1946
Georges Playing Field, Grand Drive, Raynes Park,  SW20 9DZ
Colours – Blue/Blue/Blue
Entrance – Adults £7, Concessions £3, Under 16’s £3

REDHILL

Founded 1894
Kiln Brow, Three Arch Road, Redhill, Surrey. RH1 5AE
Colours – Red & White Stripe/Red/Red
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SHEERWATER

Founded 1958
Woking FC, Laithwaite Community Centre, Woking, GU22 9AA
Colours – Royal Blue/Royal Blue/Royal Blue
Entrance – Adults £7, Concessions £4, Under 16’s Free

SOUTHALL

Founded 1871
Ashford Town (Middx) FC, Short Lane, Stanwell, TW19 7BH
Colours – Red & White Stripe/Black/Black
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SPELTHORNE SPORTS

Founded 1922
296 Staines Road West, Ashford, Middlesex. TW15 1RY
Colours – Sky Blue/Navy Blue/Navy Blue
Entrance –

SUTTON COMMON ROVERS

Founded 1978
Sutton Utd FC, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey. SM1 2EY
Colours – Yellow/Yellow/Yellow
Entrance – Adults £7, Concessions £4, Under 16’s £1