New Assistant manger named and Rob Flooks returns.
Winchester City v Salisbury. (Wednesday 10th August)
Striker setback for Winchester City as Sam Wilson twists his ankle
We are pleased to confirm that we have signed and registered the signing of midfielder Nick Awford.
We have been pursuing this signing for some time, and we are delighted to have completed the matter today. Nick was until recently at Portsmouth, and enjoyed loan spells at Gosport Borough and Bognor before joining Farnborough in the close season.
Our recent dip in form has highlighted the need for some additions to our squad. Nick Awford will add some real quality, and will hopefully help us push on for the remainder of the season.
Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans visited Weeke Primary School today. Is he also Winchester City FC's newest fan?
Team Solent 6-2 WCFC
Hardly a fair reflection on the game, which amazingly City might have won had they not spurned lots of good chances!
A really entertaining game, played (for no good reason) on the 4G pitch, rather than the grass. City certainly played some excellent football in the first half, but capitulated in the second period - with a mixture of missed chances and poor defending.
That said yet another good learning curve for our very young team!
The players and Committee of WCFC met with Paul Masters, who is the new Manager of the Club on Friday evening.
Paul was with us last season, as Assistant Manager, so he knows most of the playing staff very well, and is aware of the aspirations we all share.
Paul will be joined by Glenn Burnett and John McFarlane.
By far the worst day and worts game of football played by Winchester City last night. Just a couple of shots on target was all that City offered the travelling fans as they were soundly beaten 3 - 0 by Brockenhurst.
Brockenhurst were well organised, stronger and by far the better team on the night.
Following our 3-0 defeat at Brockenhurst last night, Tim Cole resigned as co Manager of WCFC. This morning, Danny Robinson has decided to do likewise.
The Club would like to place on record our thanks to Tim and Danny (and their coaching staff) for their tireless work and enthusiasm, and wish them well for the future.
Read more: http://wcfcfans.proboards.com/thread/1896/club-statement?page=1#ixzz3GyeQMHUp
Winchester City U16 2 - 1 Eastleigh U16
City dominated most of the first half and were unlucky to go in to the break at 0-0, with a handfull of chances missed. The second half started in the same vain but a very well taken solo effort by Jon Darling saw city gain the upper hand. A second goal by James Doughty after good link up play with Jake Freeland Searle doubled the score. The last 20mins saw Eastleigh push forward and saw them pull one back. City were now on the defensive and after Jack Jerram was adjudged to have handled just outside of the box a superb fingertip save on to the crossbar by stand in goalkeeper Lukas Woods saw the momentum swing back to city who then pressed Eastleigh hard. With the final whistle city could look back on a very good performance and a job well done.
The game was played in sunny conditions with a crowd of 50
Read more: http://wcfcfans.proboards.com/thread/1884/u16-eastleigh#ixzz3GlGQQrbA
1) Lukas Woods
2) Jake Freeland
3) James Doughty
4) Harrison Fay
5) Kieran Winman
6) Louis-Rea Bentley
7) Jack Jerram
8) John Darling
9) Bradley McGuagin
10) Daniel Hoff
11) Billy Ward
Subs - 16) Jake Connor
Winchester City FC are delighted to confirm that, subject to Sydenhams Wessex League acceptance, we have completed the signing of Charlie Smeeton from Newport IOW.
Charlie is well known to the City faithful, having been a favourite in a previous spell at the Denplan. He can play either as a wide player or as a striker.
Hopefully we can complete the formalities in time for Charlie to be in the squad for our game at Brockenhurst on Wednesday.
Welcome back Charlie!
Winchester City U16 7 - 2 Tadley Calleva
A very good performance from the lads and a very well deserved victory. All credit to Tadley who didn't give up but were chasing the game for most of it. Very well done to the Tadley keeper who made some very good saves to keep the score under two figures.
Goal scores were: Harrision Fay x 2, Daniel Hoff x 3, Keiran Winman and Bradley McGuigan.
Starting Line was
1) Lukas Woods
2) James Doughty
4) Harrison Fay
5) Ben Phillips
6) Kieran Winman (C)
7) Jack Jerram
8) Billy Ward
9) Bradley McGuigan
10) Daniel Hoff
11) Jake Connor
16) Louis Rea - Bentley
Subs - 3) Jake Freeland
aken from The Winchester City Messageboard
For purely personal and family reasons, Leigh Mills has decided to take a break from football. Leigh has recently taken on additional responsibilities at the School he works, and feels that he can not currently commit the time needed to sustain the high standards he has set himself.
Whilst we are all disappointed, we fully understand and accept his decision. Leigh has been an exemplary man to work with, and a true example to others. He is one of the nicest men you could meet, and we all hope that he will be back with us in the not too distant future.
Read more: http://wcfcfans.proboards.com/thread/1875/leigh-mills#ixzz3G2O8lxGZ
Winchester City came very close to earning a draw in a very closely fought match at Concord Rangers in the FA Cup 3rd qualifying round yesterday on Canvey Island.
City almost got off to perfect start when Warren Bentley broke through in the opening minutes. Two goals for Warren Bentley in each half, one from the penalty spot was not quite enough against opposition three divisions higher. Concord Rangers finished 3 - 2 winners althoughCity gad chances in the last fifteen minutes which could have earned at least a replay.
It wasn't to be but the whole team, managers, supporters did Winchester City proud. The only other disappointment was the poor showing of Concord Rangers supporters. Only 202 watching and halfof those made the trip up from Hampshire.
The coach to Concord Rangers is now FULL!!
Read more: http://wcfcfans.proboards.com/thread/1848/coach-concord-rangers-qualifying-round?page=3#ixzz3FLqpCCpX
City put on a great performance last night in the FA Cup 2nd qualifying round replay at Newport IOW. A Zach Glasspool goal on 23 minutes was enough to see City through to round three. A trip to Concord Rangers, Canvey Island on the 11th October is the reward and the Conference South team will be a big test for City. But as we know, anything can happen in the Cup!
The draw for the FA Cup 3rd qualifying round has just taken place and should Winchester City overcome Newport tomorrow evening we face an away trip to either Wealdstone (North West London) or Concord Rangers (Canvey Island, Essex)
Both teams play in the Conference South.
Despite controlling most of the first 60 minutes City somehow manage squander a three goal lead to draw 3-3 with Newport IOW in the FA Cup 2nd qualifying round.
Replay at Newport IOW on Tuesday the 30th September, KO 7:30pm.
Our club badge proudly boasts that Winchester City FC was founded in 1884. But have you ever wondered what our club was like in its early days? Who were the people that founded the club? And what was their motivation in doing so? Who were the star players of the time? Who were the villains? In what competitions did the club compete? And what were their successes and failures?
You can find the answers to all of these questions, and many more, at a special evening event to be hosted at the WCFC clubhouse on Friday 26th September. City supporter Ian Denness will be presenting some of the findings of his research into the early years of association football in Winchester. This will look at a number of football clubs based in the city, but will principally be charting the ups and downs of WCFC. The story that unfolds is one that includes, among other things, player violence, police corruption, civic disturbances and some fabulous moustaches, all set amid a backdrop of financial shortages and public indifference!
The doors will be open on the night at 7:30, with the talk due to start at 8:00. The bar will be open and, although entrance is free, there will be the opportunity to make a voluntary £5 donation at the door, with all proceeds going towards WCFC. It should be an interesting and entertaining evening, so see you there!
Two goals from Mike McEnery and one from Warren Bentley earned Winchester City three points in the first of our two clashes in seven days with Newport IOW.
It moves City in to 5th place, just five points behind the leaders Petersfield Town.
Two goals from Warren Bentley and one from Zach Glasspool helped City to a 3 - 2 win over AFC Totton last night at the Testwood Stadium.
3 - 0 up with ten minutes to go and City looked home and dry but two late goals from Totton set up a nail-biting finish but City held on and progress to the next round of the Hants Senior Cup.
Winchester City have been given a home tie against Newport IOW in the 2nd qualifying round of the FA Cup. This will mean that at least one Wessex League club will be in the draw for the 3rd qualifying round.
The 2nd round tie will be on Saturday the 27th September.
Winchester City Reserves travelled to Lymington last night and came back comfortable 6-1 winners. City totally dominated play and scored after just thirty seconds.
After many missed chances in the first half a rampant second half saw City turn on the style. Two goals from John Borg and one each for Matt Boast, Ben Stanbrook, Ryan Sanger and Geoff Dunn.
City travel to Lymington this evening for a 7:45pm kick off in the Sydenhams Wessex League. Two players out at the moment with injuries are Dan Thompson and Danny King.
Taz Roberts, also out with an ankle injury will possibly make a return tomorrow with the reserves who will make the same journey tomorrow evening for their Wyvern League match which is also a 7:45pm kick off.
Winchester City travel to Andover Town this evening. First league meeting between the two sides for a few years and as many City fans will remember, this will be a fiercely contested match.
Just a short trip away so your support will be greatly appreciated.