News - February 2007

Tuesday 27 February - Hayes game postponed

This evening's Middlesex Senior Cup Semi Final against Hayes was postponed shortly before 3.00pm due to a waterlogged pitch following the rain overnight and this morning. A new date for the game will be announced in the next few days

Posted at 15:00

Sunday 25 February - Race Night a success

The Supporters Trust would like to thank all those who supported the Race Night last night. The total raised is yet to be confirmed but is estimated to be over £1000. In particular the trust would like to thank Sandra Wood, Tony Wood, Geraldine Clarke, Tony Rice, Jacqui Cox and Paul McGreal who helped the evening to run smoothly, and of course not forgetting Charlie, the Race Night promoter, without whom the event would never have happened. Thanks also go out to those people who donated raffle and auction items.

Posted at 15:00

Sunday 25 February - Three go out onloan

Three players have gone out on loan to Hanwell Town to gain some important first team experience. The three players concerned are Danny Edwards, Adilson Lopes and Eseyas Yhdego. Meanwhile Takumi Ake has returned to the club after a very successful period and important game time at Wembley.

Posted at 14:30

Sunday 25 February - New physio joins club

Gary McCann announced in yesterday's programme that the club has appointed a new physio in Mark Findlay. Mark's first game was at Slough Town last weekend and he has come highly recommended from one of our former physio's, current AFC Wimbledon physio Mike Rayner. Mark's background is of a high standard and we hope his stay with us is a lengthy but not too busy one. Mark replaces Duncan Holmes who left the club a few weeks ago.

Posted at 14:00

Sunday 25 February - No youth team action again

Once again there was no youth team action this weekend. Both the under 14s and under 15s games were postponed due to waterlogged pitches following the overnight rain, whilst the under 13s and under 16s were both without fixtures.

Posted at 13:45

Saturday 24 February - Robins win goal feast

It was a thoroughly entertaining game this afternoon at Claremont Road that saw Carshalton Athletic eventually run out 5-3 winners over Hendon. The Greens took an early lead through Belal Aiteouakrim, but Carshalton equalised through the superb Mark Marshall in the 14th minute. Three minutes later the Robins were ahead thanks to Adrian Toppin and in the 23rd minute Marshall took advantage of further poor Hendon defending to make it 3-1. Dean Green pulled a goal back for Hendon but before half-time Luke Fontana made it 4-2 and send the Robins in at half-time deservedly ahead.

Hendon were much improved in the second half and the ball spent most of the second half in the Carshalton half. The Greens were rewarded for their efforts when Brian Haule headed home a fine cross from James Burgess. Aiteouakrim then missed an open goal to equalise before Fontana completed the scoring in the final minute.

Posted at 18:00

Saturday 24 February - No pitch inspection planned

With the time now 11.00am, the club have reported that there are no plans for a pitch inspection ahead of this afternoon's game. The club are confident that the game will go ahead unless there is any heavy rain between now and kick off. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at both the game and the race night today. Should the situation change with the pitch, further updates will only be posted to the messageboard.

Posted at 11:00

Thursday 22 February - New recycling initiative

The Supporters Trust have launched a recycling scheme to help their fundraising efforts. The items that can be recycled are toner cartridges, inkjet cartridges and old mobile phones. There will be a box available in the club shop into which you can add your used cartridges or phones. We will receive money for many items. For more information on the scheme please speak to either John Rock or Steve Rogers. This is a wonderful and easy way of raising funds for the trust, whilst also helping the environment.

Posted at 15:00

Thursday 22 February - Final Race Night reminder

Tickets will be available on Saturday for the Supporters Trust Race Night. This promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening and all are welcome to attend. Tickets priced at just £2.50 will be available from John Rice during the game on Saturday, or on the door on the night. The evening includes eight races, a raffle and an auction. Items up for auction are a signed Rio Ferdinand shirt, a signed and framed Blackburn Rovers squad photo and pairs of tickets to Luton Town, Brentford, Wycombe Wanderers, Peterborough United and Queens Park Rangers.

Posted at 14:00

Sunday 18 February - Supporters Trust membership due

If you haven't already paid this year's Trust subs (£10 for adults, £5 for those born after 31/1/1991), could you please do so in order to renew your membership as soon as possible. We've got a home League game against Carshalton on Saturday (24th) and a County Cup semi-final at home to Hayes the following Tuesday (27th) so feel free to bring your subs with you to either of those games. Failing that, subs can be paid by post to the address on the application form.

Posted at 15:00

Sunday 18 February - Youth team round up

The under 16s won in style this morning as they ran out 12-0 winners over St Josephs B. Oliver Sade scored a hat-trick on his debut whilst Michael Roache also scored a hat-trick. The under 13s beat Acton Ealing Wanderers B 6-4 with Luke Azumah scoring a hat-trick whilst the under 14s won 7-1 at Wealdstone, Nassir Elmi scoring twice. Full updates can be found on the relevant team pages as normal.

Posted at 15:00

Sunday 18 February - Matthew reaches century

In the under 16s 12-0 win over St Josephs B this morning, Matthew Hornblow scored his 100th and 101st goals since he joined the club in the summer of 2002. Matthew reached his milestone in his 81st appearance and has been a regular in the various youth squads he has been a part of. Matthew's younger brother Jordan is now following in his footsteps in our under 13 side. We congratulate Matthew on reaching the milestone.

Posted at 14:45

Saturday 17 February - Depleted Greens win

A depleted Hendon side missing three defenders put in a hardworking performance to win 1-0 at Slough Town this afternoon. Had the Greens showed more confidence in front of goal the scoreline would surely have been more comfortable. The goal came in the 37th minute when Davis Haule got the final touch in a goalmouth scramble. Both the Slough keeper and a defender had chances to clear the ball but were only able to watch the ball spin slowly over the line. Slough were reduced to ten men towards the end of the game when Jon Mills was sent off for what appeared to be violent conduct.

Posted at 18:00

Wednesday 14 February - Fixture rearrangements

The two home games postponed over the past few days have been rearranged. We will now entertain Hampton & Richmond Borough on Monday 19th March, and we will entertain Staines Town on Monday 16th April. Both games will kick off at 7.45pm.

Posted at 15:00

Monday 12 February - Hampton game postponed

Tonights home game against Hampton & Richmond Borough has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch following the rain that has fallen throughout the day. A new date will be announced for the game in due course.

Posted at 16:30

Monday 12 February - 3.30pm inspection today

The club have planned a 3.30pm inspection today ahead of the game against Hampton & Richmond Borough. Following the heavy showers overnight and this morning, along with further showers forecast for the rest of the day, prospects of play are considered to be doubtful. An update will be posted to the livescores thread on the messageboard as soon as the result of the inspection is known.

Posted at 12:30

Monday 12 February - Youth games washed out

Unsurprisingly following the thaw and heavy rain on Friday and Saturday, all the youth games were postponed yesterday.

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 10 February - Have you bought your Race Night ticket?

Tickets are still available for the Supporters Trust Race Night that will take place on 24th February. Priced at just £2.50, the evening promises to be great fun with eight races taking place. Also taking place will be an auction with items including a framed & signed Blackburn Rovers team photo and tickets to five different Coca-Cola League clubs. If you would like to come along but haven't yet bought a ticket, please email John Rice on johnerice@hotmail.com so that the supporters trust have an idea of how many people are likely to attend. Tickets will also be available on Monday night at the Hampton game and at the away game at Slough Town next weekend.

Posted at 15:00

Saturday 10 February - Staines game postponed

Todays game against Staines Town was postponed shortly before 10.00am due to the Claremont Road pitch being waterlogged following the overnight thaw and rain. A new date for the game will be announced once it has been confirmed.

Posted at 10:00

Friday 09 February - 10.00am inspection tomorrow

There will be an inspection at 10.00am tomorrow morning for the game against Staines Town. Prospects of play are poor as there is still snow on the pitch and plenty of rain is forecast over the next 24 hours. As we will not be in a position to update the website, the messageboard will be updated tomorrow morning as soon as a decision has been made.

Posted at 16:00

Thursday 08 February - Claremont Road in the snow

As everyone will be aware, London saw a heavy snowfall this morning. At lunchtime today, Greensnet visited Claremont Road to take some photos of the rare scene of the Claremont Road pitch under an estimated three inches of snow. The photos can be seen through the photos link.

Posted at 20:00

Thursday 08 February - New date for Folkestone

The outstanding home game against Folkestone Invicta, postponed due to our county cup commitments has now been rearranged for Monday 12th March 2007, kicking off at 7.45pm.

Posted at 14:30

Thursday 08 February - AFC Wimbledon deducted 18 points

AFC Wimbledon have been fined £400 and deducted 18 points after they were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player in 11 games this season. The 18 points reflects the points won during the 11 games that Jermaine Darlington, the ineligible player, played in.

The Ryman League issued the following statement yesterday.

"A personal hearing took place this morning before a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Isthmian Football League Ltd. in respect of a charge for a breach of Rules by AFC Wimbledon in that they had played Jermaine Darlington for the club in eleven League matches before an International Registration Transfer Certificate was obtained.

"Having considered the evidence tendered before them and the plea of mitigation put today by the Club, the decision of the Board is that as AFC Wimbledon did not obtain an International Registration Transfer Certificate in respect of Jermaine Darlington, the Club is in breach of League Rule 6.1.

"It follows that the Club has played an ineligible player under Rule 6.8 in eleven League matches. The Board felt that they must deduct the points gained from those matches and levy a fine in accordance with the Fines Tariff. Accordingly, AFC Wimbledon are deducted 18 points and must pay a fine of �400.

"An appeal by the Club against this decision lies to The Football Association in accordance with League Rule 17.4.

The league table on the website has been updated to reflect this points deduction

Posted at 14:15

Monday 05 February - Hayes semi final date fixed

The date for the Middlesex Senior Cup semi final against Hayes has been fixed and the game will take place at Claremont Road on Tuesday 27th February kicking off at 7.45pm. As a result our home league game against Folkestone Invicta due to be played the previous evening has been called off. A new date for this game will be announced in due course

Posted at 14:00

Sunday 04 February - Another youth team goal feast

Three youth teams were in action today, with two scoring ten or more goals. The under 16s beat Headstone Manor 11-2 in the second round of the league cup, Omar Abdou leading the way with a hat-trick. Meanwhile, the under 13s beat Princes Park 10-0 to return to winning ways in the league. Abdul Nazim and Luke Azumah both scored hat-tricks. It was bad news for the under 14s who put in a very disappointing performance to lose 2-1 to FC Roundwood, Gavin Austin scoring their only goal. Full reports and updated tables can be found on the relevant team pages as normal.

Posted at 18:30

Saturday 03 February - One goal enough at Chelmsford

Hendon put in another hard working performance at Chelmsford, and were unfortunate not to come away with a point as they lost 1-0. The decisive goal came in the 59th minute when Jason Hallett tapped home from close range from a rebound after Richard Wilmot had made a good save low down near his post. Hendon's best chance came in the 71st minute when a quick free kick saw Belal Aiteouakrim clear through on goal, but unfortunately his shot was off target and was cleared to safety.

Posted at 19:00

Saturday 03 February - Two players join

Gary McCann made two signings in time for both to play this afternoon at Chelmsford. Firstly Craig Vargas has returned to the club after spending a few months at Windsor & Eton, whilst full back Chris Robinson has joined on loan from Staines Town. We hope that both players enjoy their time with the club.

Posted at 10:00