Author: Tim Allan

Next up… The Yellows

The Magpies hit the road again on Wednesday 15th October along the M3 to take on Farnborough for a 19:45 kick-off.

Last Saturday Farnborough who are languishing just one place about the relegation zone in 19th place lost 3-2 away at Swindon Supermarine.

Manager Danny Holmes reflecting about Wednesdays upcoming match told Radio Wimborne; “We believe in the lads, there will be a little bit of rotation because we’ve got a good size team. I don’t want the boys taking it personal, but we have the beauty of that.”

Hopefully, 12th placed Magpies can get back to winning ways after suffering a home 3 nil defeat in the rain against Tiverton Town on Saturday.

Holmes added; “We’ve got to go defensive minded but catch them on the counterattack. We go one game at a time, I just feel that we’ve got to keep doing what we’re doing, and we’ll be fine. Mentally we’ve got to believe in what we do.”

The league table is starting to take shape and looking very interesting with the points very tight between places, although with some matches postponed and cup runs there may be a few surprises over the coming weeks.

Holmes concluded; “I think defensively we’re fine, we’ve nullified most sides, it’s just a case that we’ve got to be a bit more clinical in the final third on the ball, I think it will come, it’s early days still.”

The Magpies team coach has spaces available for Wednesday’s trip, please contact Peter Barham via email; The coach leaves the J & B’s Stadium Cuthbury at 16:30.

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Address:
Farnham Football Club, Easy As HGV Stadium, Cherrywood Road, GU14 8UD

Admission:
Adults: £12 Concessions: £10 16 years to 21 years: £6 Under16’s: Free (must be accompanied by a responsible adult) Parking: £2
(Valid ID and proof of concession is to be shown at the turnstiles).

Directions By Road:

From the M3 motorway:
Leave the motorway at Junction 4 and take the A331 signed to Farnham. After a few hundred yards exit at the second slip road – signed A325 Farnborough – turn right at the roundabout and cross over the dual carriageway and a small roundabout.

From South of Farnborough:
Take the A31, Guildford to Farnham road, and turn north onto the A331 dual carriageway, heading towards the M3. Ignore the Farnborough exit and leave the A331 at the Frimley exit before turning left at the top of the slip-road.

All directions:
Pass the Farnborough Gate shopping centre on your left and at the next roundabout turn left onto the A325. Go over a pelican crossing and at the next set of lights take the right filter into Prospect Avenue. At the end of this road turn right at the roundabout into Cherrywood Road. The Stadium is half a mile on the right.

Radio Wimborne Presented with a Battery Pack by the Supporters Club

Radio Wimborne are in their second season covering the Magpies matches, this season coverage is home and away at all matches. We have had issues of power supply at some grounds this season so after talking with my side-kick Chris Dale who is the main commentator he suggested a generator.

After further discussion, we decided that a fuel-powered generator was out of the question with travelling so after searching the internet I found a battery power pack which is small, lightweight but supplies more than enough power for a full match, extra time and even penalties!

With Radio Wimborne being a voluntary service, it was out of the budget of the radio station, so we decided to look out for a potential sponsor to help us out. Up stepped the brilliant supporters club who agreed to purchase the power pack for us for which we and the station are so grateful for the fantastic help.

Radio Wimborne Chris and I would like to say a huge thank you to Paula, Steve and John plus all you supporters club members who help make things like this possible, if you are not a member grab a form today from the club shop or download from the magpies website, it’s only £10 per season, a bargain and it helps the club in so many ways.

Many thanks to you all.

Tim Allan

Next up… Tivvy

Non-League Day is tomorrow Saturday 12th October when the Magpies welcome Tiverton Town to the J & B’s Stadium Cuthbury for a 15:00 kick-off.

Last season on Saturday 1st December 2018 the Magpies defeated Tiverton Town 2-1, goals from Toby Holmes (49′) and Luke Burbidge (87′) secured the 3 league points in front of 299 fans.

Hopefully the Magpies can repeat last season’s success tomorrow afternoon although, Tivvy have won their last 4 matches and have only lost once this season away to Taunton Town, other than that just 2 draws and another 3 wins see the Devonshire side from Ladysmead Stadium sit at the top of the Southern League Premier Division South table.

Just a mere 9 points between Taunton Town placed 5th on 16 points, down to the relegation 20th placed Hendon on 7 points while the Magpies are occupying 12th place with 12 points giving a very tight league table this season. Just a couple of wins or losses and it’s a jump of several place or sinking a few, the match tomorrow and the away matches at Farnbouough next Wednesday and Chesham United next Saturday are very important for points on the board.

Manager Danny Holmes reflecting about tomorrows match told Radio Wimborne; “I fancy us against anyone at home. At home, we do well. We just quickly have to learn not to give silly goals away early doors, but this is a completely different game all together. You have to respect your opponents at this level, and we have to be ready to go on the front foot.”

With Non-League Day Magpies are offering half priced admission for any season ticket holder from AFC Bournemouth, Southampton or indeed any Premier League or Championship club on production of their season ticket to the Tiverton Town match.

The matchday programme features a centre page colour spread of the Magpies team photo taken last week with signature boxes around the outside, so get down early and fill those autographs in the programme.

The Magpies look forward to seeing and hearing the travelling Tivvy fans tomorrow at the J & B’s Stadium Cuthbury.

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Supporters Club Wine & Cheese Party

Wimborne Town FC Supporters Club are hosting a wine & cheese party on Saturday 16th November, this follows our home game verses Gosport Borough.

It all gets underway from 19:30 and tickets are available behind the bar priced at £12:00 each which includes cheese and wine.

The evening will also feature a musical entertainer,

Don’t be shy, support the supporters club and enjoy an evening of wine, cheese and song!

Fans Forum Update…

If you were unable to attend the recent Fans Forum at the J & B’s Stadium Cuthbury many topics were talked about with the majority of the evening focussing on the new stadium.

Below are the main points of topics raised at the recent Fans Forum:

  • Wyatt Homes are saying that we should be in for the start of next season.
  • The main pitch will be grass, although this can take 9-12 months to bed in.
  • The aim is for the practice pitch to be 3G – discussion reference this are on-going, but it could take 9 months before the Football Foundation make their decision.
  • A specialist stadium company will undertake the build.
  • One side and one end will be covered.
  • The capacity of the new stadium will be 1950.
  • The Council will own the ground (a gift from David Wyatt), and charge us a peppercorn rent for 25 years.
  • We will run the clubhouse.
  • League sponsorship – most of this goes towards the costs of running the league; all the club receives from BetVictor is 30 footballs; next season, team shirts will have to carry the BetVictor logo.
  • The club is running 22 youth teams this season.
  • The club is actively seeking a new sponsor for next season.

 

Magpies on the road to Glamorgan… Next Stop: The Martyrs

Tomorrow Saturday 5th October the Magpies hit the road again for the long trek to the Met Coaches Community Stadium in Merthyr Tydfil to tackle 15th placed Merthyr Town.

Last season the Magpies lost to the Martyrs 2-0, however 9th placed Magpies will be in search of the valuable 3 points come 3pm. With only 2 points seperating the two sides in the league and the Magpies confident after gaining some valuable points in recent matches against tough opposition.

It will be another very tough league encounter played on a 3G pitch. Team manager Danny Holmes told the Magpies media team and Radio Wimborne; “We’re going to go on the front foot and have a go. We’re going to keep to what we do and our methods.”

Holmes has an almost full squad to pick his travelling team from, the injured Stefan Penny will hopefully be back fit shortly, other injuries have moved on well with the Development side making room tomorrow for a couple of first team players to gain some match time to help get back towards full fitness before going into the first team squad.

With his last thoughts about tomorrows match Holmes added: “It will suit us in a way because we’re a pass-and-move side, but it shouldn’t make much difference to us.”

The Martyrs in their history from 1908 to present have, Welsh Cup wins, Football League, liquidation, resurrection and exile. Their football story over the years of how Merthyr has survived makes fascinating reading.

We look forward to seeing and hearing the travelling Magpies fans tomorrow at Penydarren Park.

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Local Derby League Challenge Cup – Battle of the Magpies

The matches are coming thick and fast once again with the Magpies drawn at home to face local rivals Dorchester Town, so another tough local derby faces Danny Holmes men in the League Challenge Cup First Round.

With a recent 4-2 win at Poole Town in the previous round Tuesday evening is when we are back under floodlights with the quest to progress and at the same time no doubt give playing time to more squad members.

The ties are played on a single leg basis which means that if the scores are level at the end of 90 minutes, the tie will be decided by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with the procedure adopted by the International Football Association Board.

Come and support Danny and the lads Tuesday evening, we look forward to seeing and hearing you cheer on the Magpies.

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Magpies back in action against The Seagulls

With no match last weekend the Magpies earned a day off, it seems an age since we were last at the J & B’s Stadium Cuthbury but this weekend on Saturday 28th September we have the visit of Weston-Super-Mare.

Currently in 6th place in the league table early doors, the high flying Seagulls will be looking to maintain a charge towards the top of the table and head towards promotion after suffering their first-ever relegation, bringing their 15-year tenure in the National League South to an end.

So it will be a very tough league encounter which is sure to bring out the best of both sides and give us an entertaining match to watch.

Last season Weston reached the FA Cup First Round and faced Wrexham at home, losing 0-2.

We look forward to seeing and hearing you cheer on the Magpies this Saturday.

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Fans Forum and FA Youth Cup quest continues

Coming up next Wednesday evening we have our the young #Magpies, the Development Squad in action at the J & B’s Stadium Cuthbury in their quest to reach the 1st Round proper of the FA Youth Cup.

Also the same evening we have a supporters forum in the clubhouse so why not take the opportunity and ebjoythe lads some of who will make their way through to the first team in their  FA YouthCup 2nd Qualifying Round match against Brockenhurst FC on Wednesday 2nd October kick-off 19:45.

The Fans Forum kicks-off at 19:30, doors of the clubhouse open from 19:00. All supporters are invited to attend, directors and management will be in attendance, it’s your chance to ask the questions, discuss and get the facts.

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