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Pre Season Win

July 25th, 2017

The Saints played their first pre season home game last and had a comfortable 4-1 win over Leominster Town FC. The visitors play in ‘The Hereford Premier League’

Goal scorers were veteran Kevin Jones, Matty Tong, Tom Landon and James Smith.

All our goals were scored in the first half.

All Square at Bartestree.

July 19th, 2017

The Saints came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against West Midland League side Bartestree FC.

Goal scorers were Callum Maddy and Jamie Howard.

Goal scorer Jamie Howard

Goal scorer Callum Maddy

Pre Season Friendly.

July 12th, 2017

Orleton Colts 1 Saints 10

Manager Gareth Jenkins fielded most of the reserve team from last season plus two first team players from last year.

Our young side were excellent throughout and came away with a 1-10 win.

Goal scorers were – Adi Lawford (5), Matty Tong (2), Darren Horrigan, Callum Maddy and Kyle Harding.

 

Orleton Colts 1 Hay St Mary’s 10

Orleton Playing Fields: Pre-Season Friendly

This was a return to Orleton Colts after my debut visit for the same pre-season fixture two seasons ago and the ground had not changed during that time. Both teams were commencing their pre-season fixture list this evening and had met towards the end of last season when the Saints prevailed by a 2-0 scoreline in the Hay Senior Cup semi-final at Forset Road. Orleton Colts had completed last term mid-table in the Herefordshire FA County League Premier Division following a good second-half to the campaign. Hay St Mary’s finished mid-table in the Spar Mid Wales League First Division but had elected to down a division after several members of last season’s squad indicated they would be leaving the club. The Saints took this course of action rather than having to withdraw from the First Division during the course of the upcoming campaign and tonight’s squad consisted largely of last season’s Mid Wales League (South) winning reserve team.

The match was due to commence at 7:30pm but was already underway on arrival and discovered it started approximately 15 minutes earlier than planned. Adi Lawford had already given the Saints an early advantage on the 15 minute mark after converting Matty Tong’s pull back from the byline. The front man then completed his treble three minutes later with a first-time chipped effort over the Orleton Colts goalkeeper from nearly 25 yards. That was the end of the scoring for the first-half but the visitors extended their lead two minutes after the break when midfielder Callum Maddy converted Tong pull back from close range. Lawford then netted his fourth goal of the evening with a 20 yard effort that found the far corner of the net.

Tong then made it a half-dozen for the Saints when his shot nestled inside the home goalkeeper’s near post. The young striker then netted again three minutes later when he latched on to a long clearance forward and raced cleared before firing a shot into the roof of the net. Darren Horrigan then found himself on the score sheet in the 78th minute before fellow youngster Kyle Harding extended the Saints’ advantage four minutes later. The Owls pulled a goal back in the 85th minute when a low cross from the edge of the penalty area was met with a low shot that beat Steve Jones in the Hay St Mary’s goal. Lawford then completed the scoring by netting his fifth of the evening after curling a shot into the corner of the net from the edge of the host’s penalty area.  Match report thanks to barcud-coch non league matters.

Adi Lawford

Youngsters Callum Maddy and Darren Horrigan

Youngster Matty Tong

The Gaffer into his 4th season in charge

Veteran Kevin Jones

New signing Jordon Bailey

New signing Steve Jones

Youngster Kiegan Powell

Team –

Steve Jones, Richard Meredith, Jordan Bailey, Will Goodwin, Kiegan Powell, Jamie Howard, Kevin Jones, Callum Maddy, Darren Horrigan, Matty Tong and Adi Lawford. Subs Kyle Harding, Gareth Jenkins, Harry Ratcliffe

 

Pre Season Friendly.

July 6th, 2017

On Tuesday ‘The First Team’ make their annual trip to Orleton Colts FC for a pre season friendly.

Kick Off 7.30pm

The 2017/2018 Season.

June 28th, 2017

At the recent AGM the following officers were appointed –

Chairman – Martin Tong

Vice Chairman – Nathan Heighway

Secretary – Denise McNamara

Treasurer – Rebecca Nolan.

First Team Manager – Gareth Jenkins

First Team Assistant Manager Paul Burke.

Reserve Team Manager – Tiny Harding

Saints Ladies Manager – Harry Ratcliffe

Sunday Saints Manager – Tom Bevan

Sunday Saints Assistant Manager Dan Scaife

 

Pre Season Training.

June 20th, 2017

Pre season training starts next Wednesday(June 28th) 6.30pm at the ground.

Players old and new welcome.

More From The Awards Night 2017.

May 7th, 2017

Joint first team players player of the year Matt Croose.

Joint first team players player of the year Brendan Hackett.

 

 

Reserve team players player of the year James Eckley.

Sunday Saints players player of the year Nathan Heighway.

Ladies players player of the year Rachel Venables.

Ladies top scorer Rebecca Payne.

Sunday Saints top scorer Nathan Heighway.

Reserve team top scorer Rob McNamara.

First team top scorer Brendan Hackett.

Clubman of the year Richard ‘Squiz’ Meredith.

2016/2017 AWARDS.

May 3rd, 2017

A few pictures from the recent end of season awards night.

First team managers player of the year Jordan Baker

Sunday Saints Managers player of the year Gareth Ratcliffe.

Reserve team managers player of the year Jamie Howard.

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Cup Finals.

May 1st, 2017

The Ron Ellis Memorial Cup.

Talgarth Town FC lifted ‘The Ron Ellis Memorial Cup’ after defeating Brecon Northcote 2-0 in a close match.

A corner from captain Jordan Harvey went straight in with help from a strong wing just before half time to put Talgarth 1-0 up at the break.

The second half saw Northcote pile on the pressure but due to a couple of poor misses and a great save by Martyn Norwood the score stayed 1-0.

Northcote were made to pay for missing their chances when Scott Pavey fired in the second goal. ft 2-0

Dan Martin of Talgarth was selected as man of the match.

Photos from Stu Townsend.

Hay Senior Cup

The Saints First team ran out 6-1 winners against Builth Wells FC.

After trailing to an early goal and starting very sluggish we clicked into gear just before half time and scored 3 quick goals. After a good half a dozen corners Stu Davies headed in at the back post to make it 1-1. Jack Biggs scored a quick fire brace to see us go in at half time 3-1 up.

We dominated the second half and added 3 more goals to our tally through Adi Lawford, Rob Snedden and Matt James.

Ft 6-1.

 

Cup Finals Weekend.

April 28th, 2017

The last weekend of the season will see both senior sides in action.

The first team will face Builth Wells FC in ‘The Hay Senior Cup’ on Sunday, the following day on Bank Holiday Monday the reserves will head to Builth to play Rhayader reserves in ‘The Pip Samuel League Cup Final’.

First off is ‘The Ron Ellis Cup’ final which sees Talgarth Town FC come up against Brecon Northcote FC.

Sunday

Ron Ellis Cup Final

Brecon Northcote FC v Talgarth Town FC k.o 12 noon. (Forest Road)

Hay Senior Cup Final

Builth Wells FC v Saints First Team k.o. 3pm (Forest Road)

Monday

Pip Samuel League Cup Final

Rhayader Town Reserves v Saints Reserves k.o. 2.30pm (Lant Field Builth)

 


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