Altrincham 4 Marine 1

Monday 28th December 1998
Altrincham 4 Marine 1
Unibond League Premier Division
At: Moss Lane
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £6-50 (seat); Programme: £1-20 (36 pages)
Attendance: 1001
Weather: cold, dry


Altrincham (red and white stripes / black / black): 1. Stuart Coburn, 2. Simeon Hodson, 3. Danny Adams, 4. Chris Timons, 5. Paul Ellender, 6. Paul Robertson, 7. Ricky Harris, 8. Phil Power, 9. Mark Ward, 10. Mick Carmody, 11. Leroy Chambers. Subs: 12. Neil Hardy (for Ward, 75), 14. Jason Gallagher (for Ellender, 54), 15. Jason Donnelly (for Carmody, 69).

Marine (yellow/blue/yellow): 1. Danny Embleton, 2. Chris Price, 3. Mark Nulty, 4. Terry Fearns, 5. Mark Schofield, 6. Michael Douglas, 7. John Morgan, 8. Jim Blackhurst, 9. Adriano Rigoglioso, 10. Rick Bainbridge, 11. Robbie Lawton. Subs: 12. T Murphy (for Blackhurst, 72), 14. R England (for Douglas, 81), 15. L Ayres (for Lawton, 75).

Referee: P Gerrard.

Man of the Match: Phil Power.

Goals:
1-0 Paul Ellender (38)
2-0 Ricky Harris (40)
3-0 Leroy Chambers (51)
4-0 Phil Power (72)
4-1 Mark Nulty (76)

Stafford Rangers 6 Bilston Town 3

Saturday 26th December 1998
Stafford Rangers 6 Bilston Town 3
Dr Martens League Midland Division
At: Marston Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Programme: £1
Attendance: 640
Weather: cold, strong wind


Stafford Rangers staged the most amazing of amazing comebacks to recover from a 3-0 half-time deficit to eventually win 6-3.

Visitors Bilston got off to a perfect start with an opening goal in the 3rd minute. Former Stafford winger Danny Williams crossed from the right to the far post where unchallenged Scott Voice headed home.

Attacking the Social Club end and playing with the advantage of a strong wind, Bilston doubled their lead in the 14th minute. Brett Barlow handled a shot from Stuart Jones in a goalmouth scramble ensuing from Mark Clifton’s long throw. Voice despatched the resulting penalty past Paul Hayward.

On the half-hour Craig Love was inches away from reducing the deficit with a curling free-kick before Bilston made it 3-0 courtesy of a bizarre own goal. Stuart Leeding headed a backpass towards goalkeeper Hayward who slipped in the mud to allow the ball to roll quietly into an empty net. Marston Road was stunned.

Stafford were awarded a penalty just before the break from handball by but Bilston goalkeeper Richard Williams produced a great save to keep out Emerson’s spot kick.

Bilston must have thought ‘job done’ at half-time before an amazing turnaround.

Rangers pulled a goal back five minutes after the restart when Dean Emerson’s corner fell for Richard Mitchell to blast home.

Love’s 25-yard shot in the 75th minute gave Stafford more hope and they drew level eight minutes later when Barlow forced an Emerson corner over the line.

Stafford then took the lead a minute after the equaliser to send Marston Road hysterical. Tony Eccleston chested down a flick on by Emerson and shot past Bilston goalkeeper Richard Williams.

If 4-3 wasn’t enough for the Boxing Day crowd, Stafford finished things off in style with a fifth goal from Mitchell and a sixth from Eccleston’s header.

Stafford Rangers (black and white stripes / black / black): 1. Paul Hayward, 2. Darren Boughey, 3. Stuart Leeding, 4. Dean Emerson, 5. Brett Barlow, 6. Nicky Law, 7. Jason Smith, 8. Craig Love, 9. Tony Eccleston, 10. Richard Mitchell, 11. Steve Jones. Subs: 12. Ian Perry (for Boughey, 81), 14. Jon Williams Not used), 15. Philip Tongue (for Mitchell, 90+2).

Bilston Town (orange/white/white): 1. Richard Williams, 2. Danny Williams, 3. Gary Osbourne, 4. Lee Rollason, 5. Eric Smith, 6. Mark Clifton, 7. Ian Brown, 8. Darren Evans, 9. Scott Voice, 10. Roy Taylor, 11. Stuart Jones. Subs: 12. Chris Sault, 14. Willie Tranter, 15. Stuart Birt.

Referee: H. Singh (Kidderminster).
Assistants: M. S. Hayward and P. M. Tilsley.

Goals:
0-1 Scott Voice (3)
0-2 Scott Voice (14 pen)
0-3 Stuart Leeding (32 og)
1-3 Richard Mitchell (50)
2-3 Craig Love (75)
3-3 Brett Barlow (83)
4-3 Tony Eccleston (84)
5-3 Richard Mitchell (87)
6-3 Tony Eccleston (88)

Cards:
Stafford: Richard Mitchell (YC, 37), Tony Eccleston (YC, 56)
Bilston: Lee Rollason (YC, 37), Darren Evands (YC, 45), Gary Osbourne (YC, 69), Ian Brown (YC, 77)

Handrahan Timbers 1 Dudley Sports 0

Saturday 26th December 1998
Handrahan Timbers 1 Dudley Sports 0
Endsleigh Midland Combination Premier Division
At: Mileflat Sports Ground
Kick-off: 11-30 pm
Admission: none; Programme: 50p (24 pages)
Attendance: 30 (headcount)
Weather: wind and rain


Premier Division leaders Handrahan Timbers recorded their tenth win of the season with the only goal of the game scored as early as the fourth minute against bottom of the table Dudley Sports. The goal resulted from a long wind-assisted free-kick from keeper Tony Rides to the edge of the area. The ball found Hew Lewis on the left and he sent a low drive into the bottom-right corner which the diving Kevin Johnson failed to hold.

Before kick-off, Dudley Sports took the field wearing orange and navy striped shirts and were forced to change into green and white hoops. A strong wind assisted Handrahan during the first half but by-and-large ruined the game.

Handrahan Timbers (red and black stripes / black / black): 1. Tony Rides, 2. Paul Taylor, 3. Simon Pinfold, 4. Carl Taylor, 5. Andy Speake, 6. David Wild, 7. Steve Gwilliam, 9. Neil Perks, 10. Hew Lewis, 11. Paul Baker. Subs: 12. Chris Howard (for Speake, ht), 14. Chris Harvey (not used), 15. Andy Lally (not used).

Dudley Sports (green and white hoops / navy blue / navy blue): 1. Kevin Johnson, 2. Andy Watkins, 3. Daniel Fisher, 4. Vincent Patterson, 5, Philip Cadman, 6. Tom Johnson, 7. Peter John, 8. Kevin Duckworth, 9. Clifton Lambert, 10. Noel Haye, 11. Adam Eveson. Subs: 12. Christopher Jones (not used), 14. John Cleaver (for Watkins, ht), 15. James Foster (not used).

Referee: Sean Booth.

Goals
1-0 Hew Lewis (4)

Cards:
Handrahan: Neil Perks (YC, 16), Carl Taylor (YC, 45+2)
Dudley: Andy Watkins (YC, 42), Vincent Patterson (YC, 45+2), Peter John (YC, 63)

VS Rugby 2 Stafford Rangers 3

Saturday 19th December 1998
VS Rugby 2 Stafford Rangers 3
Dr Martens League Midland Division
At: Butlin Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Programme: £1-10p (36 pages)
Attendance: 199
Weather: cloudy, dry


Goals:
0-1 Tony Eccleston (4)
0-2 Gary Smith (12 og)
1-2 Darren Beckett (45+2)
1-3 Richard Mitchell (51)
2-3 Ashley Warner (68)

Corsham Town 3 Wellington 1

Saturday 12th December 1998
Corsham Town 3 Wellington 1
Screwfix Direct League Division 1
At: Southbank
Kick-off: 2-15 pm
Admission: £1-50; Programme: 50p 24 pages
Attendance: 65 (headcount)
Weather: rain


Corsham Town (red/red/red): 1. Craig Chaplin, 2. Chris Weeks, 3. Jerry Carey, 4. Gerald Heywood, 5. Chris Jones, 6. Mark Godley, 7. Stuart Skinner, 8. Nigel Curtis, 9. Steve Healy, 10. Rob Humphries, 11. Nathan Grant. Subs: 12. Wayne Munday (for Grant, 74), 13. Luke Chapman (for Healy, 63).

Wellington (orange/orange/orange): 1. S Parris, 2. Steve Jenkins, 3. Nick Bowrah, 4. Kevin Bryant, 5. M Burfield, 6. S Maunder, 7. S Towler, 8. M Jenkins, 9. N Stone, 10. Darren Bryant, 11. Steve Trevelyan. Subs: 12. Mark Wescott (for Trevelyan, 71), 14. Robert Lowe, 15. Ian Blake (for Jenkins, 82).

Referee: Ian Whitehouse.

Goals:
0-1 S Towler (39)
1-1 Chris Jones (52)
2-1 Rob Humphreys (72)
3-1 Wayne Munday (78)

Prestwood 1 AFC Newbury 9

Saturday 5th December 1998
Prestwood 1 AFC Newbury 9
Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy Second Qualifying Round
At: Honor End Lane
Kick-off: 2-00 pm
Admission: £1 including 20-page programme
Attendance: 7 (headcount)
Weather: cold, showers, snow


Prestwood (claret with sky blue sleeves / white / claret): 1. Gary Fowler, 2. Mark Tompkins, 3. Paul Tomlins, 14. Stuart Booker, 5. Richard Pontin, 6. Danny Bennett, 7. John Holdcroft, 8. Richard Mabey, 9. Wayne Dolby, 10. Brian Stotter, 11. Anthony Stotter. Subs: 12. Kevin Riley (for A Stotter, 81), 15. James Henry (not used), 16. Scott Carroll (not used).

AFC Newbury (green with white sleeves / white / green): 1. Mick Cummins, 2. Paul Chandler, 3, Paul Hargood, 4. Glen Damen, 5. Craig Angell, 6. Dave Wilkinson, 7. Tony Thirlby, 8. Jason Brizell, 9. Paul Odey, 10. John Gomersall, 11. Mick Durkin. Subs: 12. Richard Sayer (for Odey, ht), 14. Simon Wiltshire (for Hargood, ht), 15. Darren Angell (not used).

Referee: J. Walker (Slough).

Goals:
0-1 Paul Odey (2)
1-1 Brian Stotter (4)
1-2 Paul Odey (37)
1-3 John Gomersall (41)
1-4 Paul Chandler (45+2)
1-5 Mick Durkin (58)
1-6 Mick Durkin (65)
1-7 Jason Brizell (79)
1-8 John Gomersall (80)
1-9 Mick Durkin (89 pen)

Clanfield 10 PFC Durrington 1

Saturday 28th November 1998
Clanfield 10 PFC Durrington 1
Hampshire League Division 3
At: Peel Park
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: none; Programme: 50p (40 pages)
Attendance: 10 (headcount)
Weather: cloudy, became sunny


Clanfield (sky blue and black stripes / black / sky blue and black hoops): 1. Jamie Brutnell, 2. Andy Knight, 3. Gary Coleman, 4. Ben Southgate, 5. Julian Manning, 6. Luke Pettit, 7. Terry Martin, 8. Ollie Wood, 9. Roger Moore, 10. Jimmy Hickley, 11. Jay Shepherd. Subs: 12. M Stockley (for Knight, 73), 14. Paul Bandy (for Pettit, 81), 15. Tony Forrester (for Martin, 55).

PFC Durrington (-): 1. C. Keane, 2. P. Rymer, 3. Denis Tsoulouhopulos, 4. D. Lewis, 5. Rick Flint, 6. Lee Harkins, 7. Kevin Long, 8. Richard Long, 9. P. Apps, 10. S. Young, 11. Gary Oakes. Subs: None.

Referee: Roy Cooke (Broadstone, Poole).

Goals:
1-0 Gary Coleman (4)
2-0 Jay Shepherd (27)
3-0 Jay Shepherd (32)
3-1 S. Young (40)
4-1 Roger Moor (45)
5-1 Jay Shepherd (51)
6-1 Luke Pettit (54)
7-1 Roger Moore (67)
8-1 Roger Moore (70)
9-1 Tony Forrester (71)
10-1 Jimmy Hickley (81)

Newton St Cyres 1 Willand Rovers 2

Saturday 21st November 1998
Newton St Cyres 1 Willand Rovers 2
Devon Premier Cup Fourth Round
At: Recreation Ground
Kick-off: 2-00 pm
Admission: none; Programme: £1
Attendance: 40 (headcount)
Weather: cloudy, became sunny


Newton St Cyres (yellow / navy blue / navy blue): 1. S. Guppy, 2. Tim Rivett, 3. Paul Andrews, 4. Steve Carter, 5. M. Tasker, 6. S. Coles, 7. Richard Sampson, 8. Mark Brown, 9. Paul Campbell, 10. M. Stone, 11. Brendan Green. Subs: 12. Gavin Ward (for Green, 84), 14. Danny Belston (not used).

Willand Rovers (white/black/black): 1. Brian Cann, 2. Brett Wright, 3. Russell Pengelly, 4. Martin Tregedeon, 5. Adrian Hawkins, 6. Hedley Steele, 7. Steve Hynds, 8. Kevin Smith, 9. Kevin Cottrell, 10. Steve Rowland, 11. Darren Brooks. Subs: 12. Darren Pearce (for Pengelly, 81), 14. C. Jones (not used), 15. P. Vanstone (not used).

Referee: Chris Glover (Exmouth).

Goals:
0-1 Keith Smith (67 pen)
0-2 Steve Rowland (81)
1-2 Mark Brown (89 pen)

Weston-Super-Mare 2 Stafford Rangers 3

Saturday 14th November 1998
Weston-Super-Mare 2 Stafford Rangers 3
Dr Martens League Midland Division
At: Woodspring Park
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £4; Programme: £1 (40 pages)
Attendance: 202
Weather: sunny, cold wind




Goals:
0-1 Richard Mitchell (3)
0-2 Darren Wright (27)
0-3 Richard Mitchell (38)
1-3 Mark Price (68)
2-3 Mark Price (87)

Saturday 7th November 1998

Stowmarket Town 6 Littlehampton Town 1
FA Carlsberg Vase First Round
At: Greens Meadow Stadium
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £3; Programme: 50p (44 pages)
Attendance: 140
Weather: cloudy


Stowmarket Town (amber/black/black): 1. Steve Wade, 2. Colin King, 3. Darrell Stiff, 4. Ian Ward, 5. Richrd Denison, 6. Nigel Vincent, 7. Paul Tinder, 8. Simon Parker, 9. Matthew Platt, 10. Ollie Langham, 11. Mel Aldis. Subs: 12. Jason Burnham (for Stiff, 59), 14. Steve Gayfer (not used), 15. Robbie Fuller (for Tinder, 59), 16. Dave King (for Platt, 76), GK. Steve Lambert (not used).

Littlehampton Town (blue/white/blue): 1. Steve May, 2. Alan Stoner, 3. Dominic Justice, 4. David Oakes, 5. Barry Pidgeon, 6. Neil Robinson, 7. Nick West, 8. Mark Bennett, 9. Scott Farrell, 10. Eamonn Searle, 11. Lee Gibbs. 12. Andy Taylor (for Farrell, 63), 14. Craig Punter (for Justice, 69), x. Neil Pierce (for Pidgeon, 79).

Referee: S G Artis (Norwich).

Goals:
1-0 Paul Tinder (30)
2-0 Nigel Vincent (55)
3-0 Matthew Platt (55)
4-0 Jason Burnham (63)
5-0 Simon Parker (69 pen)
5-1 Nick West (71)
6-1 Simon Parker (84)

Stafford Rangers 1 Bedlington Terriers 2

Saturday 31st October 1998
Stafford Rangers 1 Bedlington Terriers 2
FA Cup (sponsored by AXA) Fourth Qualifying Round
At: Marston Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £5 + £1 (seat); Programme: £1 (40 pages)
Attendance: 1040
Weather: sunny spells


Goals
1-0 Gary Piggott (4)
1-1 Gary Middleton (6)
1-2 Dean Gibb (52)

Saturday 24th October 1998

Tooting & Mitcham United 2 Wivenhoe Town 1
Ryman League Division 2
At: Sandy Lane
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £4; Programme: £1 (28 pages)
Attendance: 100 (headcount)
Weather: rain


Goals
1-0 Ashley Martin (31 pen)
2-0 Alan Whither (64)
2-1 Stephen Henson (90+4)

Saturday 17th October 1998

Farnborough North End 0 Clanfield 4
Hampshire League Division 3
At: Ringwood Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: none; Programme: 50p (16 pages)
Attendance: 10 (headcount)
Weather: sunny spells


Goals:
0-1 Roger Moore (4)
0-2 Roger Moore (7)
0-3 Roger Moore (13)
0-4 Roger Moore (43)

Saturday 10th October 1998

Henley Town 2 Taplow United 1
Cherry Red Records Chiltonian League Premier Division
At: Triangle Ground
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £1 including programme
Attendance: ???
Weather: sunny spells

Belper Town 1 Stafford Rangers 2

Saturday 3rd October 1998
Belper Town 1 Stafford Rangers 2
FA Cup (sponsored by AXA) Second Qualifying Round
At: Christchurch Meadow
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Programme: £1 (40 pages)
Attendance: 388
Weather: sunny spells


Belper Town (yellow/black/black): 1. Mark Wilson, 2. Mark Wood, 3. Richard Cope, 4. Craig Smithurst, 5. Darren Turner, 6. Dean Smith, 7. Brendan Morgan , 8. Richard Denby, 9. Paul Galloway, 10. Carl Cunningham, 11. Steve Orr. Subs: 12. Karl Payne (for Morgan, 59), 14. Steve Owen (not used), 15. Steve Powell (for Dean Smith, 59), 16. Rick Walker (not used), 17. John Marriott (not used).

Stafford Rangers (maroon/maroon/maroon): 1. Paul Hayward, 2. Neil Cartwright, 3. Stephen Jones, 4. Darren Wright, 5. Farrell Kilbane, 6. Jon Williams, 7. Jason Smith, 8. Darren Boughey, 9. Antony Eccleston, 10. Richard Mitchell, 11. Craig Love. Subs: 12. Gary Piggott (for Eccleston, 81), 14. Jason Owen (for Kilbane, 76), 15. Brett Barlow (not used), 16. Gavin Stone (not used), 17. Philip Tongue (not used).

Referee: M. C. Dexter.

Goals:
0-1 Richard Mitchell (43)
0-2 Richard Mitchell (54)
1-2 Richard Denby (58)

Cards:
Belper: Richard Cope (YC, 82)
Stafford: Antony Eccleston (YC, 21)

Saturday 26th September 1998

Ottery St Mary 6 Buckfastleigh 1
Westward Developments Devon League
At: Washbrook Meadows
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £1; Programme: none
Attendance: 45 (headcount)
Weather: cloudy, no rain

Needham Market 5 Thetford Town 1

Saturday 19th September 1998
Needham Market 5 Thetford Town 1
Jewson League Division One
At: Bloomfields, Quinton Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £2 including 24 page programme
Attendance: 70 (headcount)
Weather: cloudy, dry


Division One leaders maintained their 100% record against bottom-of-the-table Thetford Town with a comfortable 5-1 victory. Gary Clark bagged a hat-trick while Matthew Spencer scored Thetford’s first league goal of the season.

Needham Market (black and green stripes / black / black): 1. Paul Molloy, 2. Robbie Bate, 3. Graham Pooley, 4. Craig Osbourne, 5. Dean Folkard, 6. Scott Callum, 7. Shaun Kidd, 8. Danny Eaton, 9. Ritchie Barker, 10. Andy Sapey, 11. Gary Clark. Subs: 12. Neil Liffin (for Sapey, 75), 14. John Coupe (for Osborne, 55), 15. Kevin Leathers (for Kidd, 73).

Thetford Town (claret and Sky blue halves / sky blue / claret): 1. Anthony Carpenter, 2. Martin Parker, 3. Adam Rawling, 4. Stephen Crawshaw, 5. Andy Kingsbury, 6. Paul Mleczek, 7. Mark Fowler, 8. Neal Sims, 9. Peter Collins, 10. Mark Hopkins, 11. Chris Burgess. Subs: 12. Oliver Carter (for Hopkins, 76), 14. Mark Melville (for Kingsbury, 88), 15. Matthew Spencer (for Fowler, 80).

Referee: C. Smith (Lowestoft).

Goals:
1-0 Danny Eaton (8)
2-0 Shaun Kidd (45+4)
3-0 Gary Clark (70)
4-0 Gary Clark (74)
4-1 Matthew Spencer (88)
5-1 Gary Clark (90)

Cards:
Needham Market: none
Thetford: Neal Sims (YC, 85), Paul Mleczek (YC, 90)

Tuesday 15th September 1998

Stony Stratford Town 5 Bedford United 2
Minerva Spartan South Midlands League Senior Division
At: Ostlers Lane
Kick-off: -
Attendance: 35 (headcount)

Solihull Borough 3 Stafford Rangers 1

Saturday 12th September 1998
Solihull Borough 3 Stafford Rangers 1
Dr Martens League Midland Division
At: Valley Stadium
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £4; Programme: £1 (44 pages)
Attendance: 188
Weather: sunny with frequent showers


Solihull Borough (red/white/red): 1. Dave Adey, 2. Shane Abell, 3. Ian Mitchell, 4. Alan Byrne, 5. James Clarke, 6. Paul Brogan, 7. Adrian Baddams, 8. Neil Beagan, 9. Nicky Cross, 10. Joe Dowling, 11. Dave Harbottle. Subs: 12. Robert Hunter (for Dowling, 88), 14. Phil Rowe (for Harbottle, 67), 15. Robert Hopkins (not used).

Stafford Rangers (black and white stripes / black / black): 1. Paul Hayward, 2. Darren Boughey, 3. Steve Jones, 4. Darren Wright, 5. Farrell Kilbane, 6. Jason Owen, 7. Michael Gynn, 8. Jason Smith, 9. Tony Eccleston, 10. Gary Piggott, 11. Craig Love. Subs: 12. Richard Mitchell (for Piggott, 77), 14. Phillip Tongue (not used), 15. Jon Williams (not used).

Referee: A. C. Turner.

Goals:
0-1 Jason Smith (20)
1-1 Nicky Cross (25)
2-1 Nicky Cross (68)
3-1 Nicky Cross (79)

Tuesday 8th September 1998

Epsom & Ewell 4 Flackwell Heath 2
Ryman League Division 3
At: Merland Rise
Kick-off: 7-30 pm
Admission: £3; Programme: 50p (20 pages)
Attendance: 40 (headcount)
Weather: mild, dry, windy


Epsom & Ewell (blue and white hoops / blue / blue): 1. Robert Woodward, 2. Paul Bunter, 3. Nigel Bennett, 4. Malcolm Edwards, 5. James Hall, 6. Graham Morris, 7. Micky Owen, 8. Craig Belgrave, 9. Joao Tome, 10. Andy Rawlinson, 11. Ricky Dymond. Subs: 12. Dean Meyer (not used), 14. Martyn Jones (for Rawlinson, 73), 15. Kevin Smith (not used).

Flackwell Heath (red with white sleeves / white / red): 1. David Martin, 2. Andrew Griffiths, 3. Stuart Goodall, 4. Matthew Flint, 5. Tony Thompson, 6. Gary Lansdown, 7. Neil Cordice, 8. Matthew James, 9. Matthew Parslow-Williams, 10. Steve Fraser, 11. Giovanni Sepede. Subs: 12. Paul Randall (for Flint, 90), 14. Gary Blake (for James, ht), 15. Simon Baker (not used).

Referee: R Evans.

Goals:
1-0 Matthew Flint (26)
1-1 Joao Tome (31)
2-1 Joao Tome (44)
2-2 Steve Fraser (45+2)
3-2 Joao Tome (87)
4-2 Joao Tome (90+4)

Saturday 5th September 1998

Stafford Rangers 3 Boldmere St Michaels 0
FA Cup (sponsored by AXA) Preliminary Round
At: Marston Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £5 + £1 (seat); Programme: £1 (40 pages)
Attendance: 471
Weather: sunny spells


Stafford Rangers (black and white stripes / black / black): 1. Paul Hayward, 2. Darren Boughey, 3. Stephen Jones, 4. Darren Wright, 5. Farrell Kilbane, 6. Jason Owen, 7. Michael Gynn, 8. Jason Smith, 9. Tony Eccleston, 10. Gary Piggott, 11. Craig Love. Subs: 12. Richard Mitchell (for Eccleston, 79), 14. Delwyn Humphreys (for Piggott, 79), 15. Jon Williams (not used), 16. Neil Cartwright (not used), 17. Phillip Tongue (for Gynn, 87).

Boldmere St Michaels (yellow/green/yellow): 1. Rob Clarke, 2. Neil Hoolloway, 3. Nathan King, 4. Bob Whittingham, 5. Paul Heaton, 6. Richard Evans, 7. James Quiggin, 8. Guy Naraine, 9. Neil Kitching, 10. Craig Darkes, 11. Andrew Spencer. Subs: 12. Carl Ball (not used), 14. Andrew Hibbert (for Holloway, 82), 15. Dave Unitt (for Quiggin, 55).

Referee: J Holbrook (Telford).

Goals:
1-0 Jason Smith (20)
2-0 Darren Wright (54)
3-0 Jason Smith (73)

Saturday 22nd August 1998

Cinderford 2 Stafford Rangers 3
Dr Martens League Midland Division
At: The Causeway
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £4; Programme: £1 (44 pages)
Attendance: 320
Weather: sunny spells


Cinderford Town (white/black/black): 1. John Rendell, 2. Steve Powell, 3. Scott Medcroft, 4. Nick Beaverstock, 5. Darren McCluskey, 6. Wayne Hatswell, 7. Steve Peters, 8. Desmond Davies, 9. Robert Colwell, 10. Richard Kibble, 11. Adi Harris. Subs: 12. Steve Tapp (for Kibble, 68), 15. Brian Kayell (for Powell, 51), 16. Jody Bevan (for Medcroft, 89).

Stafford Rangers (maroon/maroon/maroon): 1. Paul Hayward, 2. Jon Williams, 3. Steve Jones, 4. Darren Wright, 5. Farrell Kilbane, 6. Jason Owen, 7. Micky Gynn, 8. Jason Smith, 9. Tony Eccleston, 10. Gary Piggott, 11. Craig Love. Subs: 12. Richard Mitchell (for Piggott, 86), 14. Neil Cartwright (not used), 15. Darren Boughey (for Love, 80).

Referee: Martin Forder (Hereford).

Goals:
1-0 Robert Colwell (33)
1-1 Tony Eccleston (57)
1-2 Craig Love (65)
1-3 Steve Jones (81)
2-3 Steve Tapp (89)

Tuesday 18th August 1998

Luton Old Boys 0 Caddington 3
Minerva Spartan South Midlands League Senior Division
At: Dunstable Road
Kick-off: 6-15 pm
(delayed until 6-20 pm)
Admission: £1 including 12-page programme
Attendance: 35 (headcount)
Weather: hazy sunshine


Luton Old Boys (red and black halves / black / white): 1. Peter Stanyon, 2. John Glover, 3. Siam Hussain, 4. Ian Blaxill, 5. Nick Kane, 6. Terry McCabe, 7. Keith Justin, 8. Stuart Blaxill, 9. Kieran Griffin, 10. Clive Batchelor, 11. Owen Brown. Subs: 12. Steve Terrelonge (for Glover, 63), 13. Ian Gibbons (not used), 14. Steve Underwood (not used), 15. Luke Patterson (for S Blaxill, 70), 16. Devon Batchelor (not used).

Caddington (yellow and black stripes / white / yellow): 1. Dale Skeath, 2. Martin Large, 3. Russell Yarlsson, 4. Simon Wilson, 5. Gary Payne, 6. Ryan Powell, 7. Steve Graystock, 8. Ian Halligan, 9. Paul Young, 10. Stuart Fitzsimmons, 11. Paul Randall. Subs: 12. Gary Marshall (for ???, 68), 14. Dave Carter (for Payne, 71), 15. Andy McKenzie, 18. Chris McGaughey.

Referee: Keith Siggins.

Goals:
0-1 Paul Young (8)
0-2 Ryan Powell (10)
0-3 Stuart Fitzsimmons (15)

Saturday 9th May 1998

Raynes Park Vale 0 Ashford Town (Middlesex) 3
Courage Combined Counties League
At: Grand Drive
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £2; Programme: 50p (24 pages)
Attendance: 150 (headcount)
Weather: warm and sunny


Goals:
0-1 Dannie Bulman (6)
0-2 Lee Holman (68)
0-3 Anthony Egginton (75)

Saturday 2nd May 1998

Corinthian Casuals 3 Aveley 1
Ryman League Division 3
At: King George's Field
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £3; Programme: 80p (28 pages)
Attendance: 65 (headcount)
Weather: sunny


Goals:
1-0 Cliff West (39)
2-0 Steve Kelleher (73)
2-1 Bradley Quinton (85)
3-1 Steve Kelleher (88)

Saturday 25th April 1998

Raynes Park Vale 6 Westfield 0
Courage Combined Counties League
At: Grand Drive
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £2; Programme: 50p (16 pages)
Attendance: 40 (headcount)
Weather: sunny spells


Goals:
1-0 Mark Hunter (1)
2-0 Tim West (22)
3-0 Tim West (49)
4-0 Emmy Barr-Jones (57)
5-0 Jeff Sawyer (66)
6-0 Chris Brown (75)

Saturday 18th April 1998

Corinthian Casuals 0 Hornchurch 2
Ryman League Division 3
At: King George's Field
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £3; Programme: 80p (24 pages)
Attendance: 60 (headcount)
Weather: cloudy


Goals:
0-1 Tony Stone (43 og)
0-2 Gary Moulding (83)

Monday 13th April 1998

Lingfield 2 Franklands Village 0
Unijet Sussex Counties League Division 3
At: Godstone Road
Kick-off: 11-00 am
Admission: £1 including 20 page programme
Attendance: 20 (headcount
)
Weather: sunny, cold wind

Goals:
1-0 Stewart Small (45+3)
2-0 Paul Chesworth (86)

Saturday 11th April 1998

Buxted 2 Storrington 3
Unijet Sussex Counties League Division 3
At: Recreation Ground, Framfield Road
Kick-off: 2-00 pm
Admission: none; Programme: 50p (16 pages)
Attendance: 50 (headcount)
Weather: rain


Buxted (black and red halves / black / black and red hoops): 1. Mike Pert, 2. Bobby Dole, 3. Darren Beal, 4. Shaun Griffin, 5. Gary Meadows, 6. Nigel Harding, 7. Andy Payne, 8. Paul Divall, 9. Tim Hayes, 10. Rupert Wells, 11. Stuart Martin. Subs: 12. Dale Mayhew (for Harding, 75) 14. Jason Feltham (for Beal, 70), 15. Mark Rycraft (for Griffin, 70).

Storrington (blue shirts with white sleeves / blue / blue): 1. James Everett, 2. Richard Hack, 3. Ryan Rigg, 4. Nigel Dyer, 5. Adam Palmer, 6. Paul MacMichael, 7. Rob Norris, 8. Kristian Bridle, 9. Gavin Bridle, 10. Miles Scerri, 11. Ben Whitby. Subs: 12. Simon Friewdjabs (for Whitby, 84), 14. Adam Bates (for Norris, 89), 15. Dean Leaver (for Kristian Bridle, 63).

Referee: JK Pike.

Goals:
0-1 Miles Scerri (11)
1-1 Stuart Martin (20)
2-1 Andy Payne (29)
2-2 Richard Hack (44)
2-3 Gavin Bridge (63)

Saturday 4th April 1998

Totternhoe 3 Ampthill Town 1
Minerva Spartan South Midlands League Senior Division
At: Recreation Ground
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: none; Programme: 31 (16 pages)
Attendance: 20 (headcount)
Weather: showers


Tottenhoe (red shirts with patterned sleeves / red / red): 1. Andy Wood, 2. Carl Cheshire, 3. Martin Herber, 4. Steve Bedwell, 5. Paul Reeves, 6. Darren Croft. 7. David Tiffin, 8. Steve Turner, 9. Anthony White, 10. Steve Howarth, 11. Mark Rogerson. Subs: 12. Linden Moore (not used), 14. Graham Cooke (for Herber, 62), 15. Simon Gooding (not used), 17. Lee Turney (not used).

Ampthill Town (yellow with navy blue stripe / navy blue / nay blue): 1. Stuart Paul, 2. Mark Cronin, 3. Richard Hemsley, 4. Jon Lynch, 5. Philip Wells, 6. Gary Cullen, 7. Nick Jennings, 8. John Lewis, 9. John Willetts, 10. Danny Hollis, 11. Chris Carr. Subs: 12. Tom Puddicombe (not used), 14. Alan Dunn (not used).

Referee: Stuart Holland.

Goals:
0-1 Chris Carr (10)
1-1 Steve Turner (22)
2-1 Darren Croft (25)
3-1 Darren Croft (86)

Thursday 2nd April 1998

Mayflower 3 New Street 3
Clubsaver Hampshire League Division 1
At: Clarence Gardens
Kick-off: 6-00 pm
Admission: £1 including 52-page programme
Attendance: 35 (headcount)
Weather: dull, dry



Mayflower (blue and black stripes / black / black): 1. Mike Williams, 2. Gary Ferrett, 3. Tony Kylie, 4. Ian Jeal, 5. Dave Musselwhite, 6. Dave Brownlie, 7. Jamie Garnett, 8. Mark McGarry, 9. Jeremy Harwood, 10. Martin Nicholls, 11. Mark Morrison. Subs: 12. Martin Stewart (for Brownlie, 80), 14. Mark Hands (not used), 15. Justin Andrews (for Harwood, 86).

New Street (dark green and black stripes / black / dark green): 1. Mark East, 2. Ben Prosser, 3. Nick Turpin, 4. Mike Richmond, 5. Mike Walsh, 6. Robert Horne, 7. Dave Dunne, 8. Kevin Cummins, 9. John Hyde, 10. Dave Bird, 11. Matt Belbin. Subs: 14. Steve Turner (for Hyde, 59), 15. Lee John (for Turpin, 62).

Referee: A. Cane (Fratton).

Goals:
1-0 Martin Nicholls (20)
2-0 Martin Nicholls (33)
2-1 Matt Belbin (46)
3-1 Jamie Garnett (61)
3-2 Lee John (64)
3-3 Dave Bird (83)

Saturday 28th March 1998

Rye United 2 Thames Poly 1
Nuclear Electric Kent County League Premier Division
At: Sydney Allnut Pavilion
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £1 (donation); Programme: none
Attendance: 60 (headcount)
Weather: sunny spells


Rye United went into the game in second position in the Premier Division table with 42 points from 18 games. Visitors Thames Poly, once a member of the higher Kent League, occupied a midtable 9th position in the 14-team division having gained 22 points from 24 games.

Thames took the lead in the 11th minute. Ben Sinclair won a tackle 25 yards out to set up a chance for Ritch Kent who hit a low drive from the edge of the area into the bottom-right corner of the net.

Title-chasing Rye got back on level terms just after the hour mark through Scott Price. He ran through the Poly defence before lifting the ball over keeper Tony Ball from 15 yards out.

The game looked like ending in a draw until scored a very late winner. There was a suspicion of offside when Neil Winton latched on to a pass from Neil Cloute and finished with a low shot into the bottom-left corner from 15 yards out.

Rye United (white/black/black): 1, Justin Mott, 2. Carl Barton, 3. Kenny Daynor, 4. Scott Price, 5. Dean Kewley, 6. Darren Ferguson, 7. Brian Holden, 8. Neil Cloute, 9. Neil Winton, 10, Mark Brown, 11. Kevin Briley. Subs: 12. Stuart Ramsey (for Briley, 80), 14. Steve Torrance (for Holden, 60).

Thames Poly (yellow and green halves / green / yellow): 1. Tony Ball, 2. Mark Booker, 3. John Purdie, 4. Ryan George, 5. Ben Sinclair, 6. Paul Gage, 7. Matt Helm, 8. Danny Whelan, 9. Wayne Bingham, 10. Ritch Kent, 11. James Taylor. Subs: 12. Keith Jarvis (not used), 15. Jack Charlton (for Booker, ht).

Referee: Dave Kay (Sevenoaks).

Goals
0-1 Ritch Kent (11)
1-1 Scott Price (63)
2-1 Neil Winton (90)

Thursday 26th March 1998

Waltham Abbey 1 Amersham Town 0
Minerva Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division South
At: Capershotts
Kick-off: -
Attendance: 35 (headcount)

Saturday 21st March 1998

AFC Wallingford 7 Old Paludians 0
Cherry Red Records Chiltonian League Premier Division
At: Hithercroft Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £2 including 28-page programme
Attendance: 65 (headcount)
Weather: cloudy


AFC Wallingford (red and black hoops / black / red): 1. Mark Carrigan, 2. Vinnie West, 3. Harold McFarlane, 4. Alan Taylor, 5. Steve Pierson, 6. Robin Antonowicz, 7. Jamie Coppin, 8. Mark Bonnor, 9. Carl Henry, 10. Barry Primmer, 11. Jimmy Smith. Subs: 12. Anthony Hill (for West, 58), 14. Nigel Swafford (for Pierson, ht), 15. Victor St Claire (not used).

Old Paludians (sky blue / white / sky and navy blue hoops): 1. Chris Jones, 2. Jez Sowden, 3. Matt Dampier, 4. Moose Haynes, 5. John Head-Rapson, 6. Pat Guerin, 7. Andrew Chanley, 8. Leon Rasenberg, 9. Dean Holohan, 10. David Picton, 11. Serge Cengiz. Subs: 12. Steve Hector (for Holohan, ht), 14. Craig Robinson (for Cengiz, ht), 17. Robin Hawkins (for Picton, 64).

Referee: K. Brown.

Goals:
1-0 Taylor (14)
2-0 Henry (39)
3-0 Coppin (53)
4-0 Henry (60)
5-0 Henry (67)
6-0 Henry (82)
7-0 Henry (85)

Tuesday 17th March 1998

Uxbridge 0 Billericay Town 0
Ryman League Division 1
At: Honeycroft
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Admission: £4; Programme: £1 48 pages
Attendance: 130 (headcount)
Weather: mild, dry


Uxbridge (red/white/red): 1. Sean Dawson, 2. Paul Mills, 3. Phil Granville, 4. Kevin Cleary, 5. Jamie Jarvis, 6. Gavin Bamford, 7. Jamie Cleary, 8. Michael Frederickson, 9. Nicky Ryder, 10. Andy Campbell, 11. Micky Perry. Subs: 12. Tony Letmon (for Campbell, 73), 14. Stuart Bamford (not used), 15. Danny Hawksworth (not used).

Billericay Town (blue/blue/blue): 1. Dave Root, 2. Billy Gladstone, 3. Craig Davidson, 4. Chris Moore, 5. Gary Waters, 6. Jon Hooker, 7. John Rideout, 8. Simon Livitt, 9. Paul Battram, 10. Leon Gutzmore, 11. Chris Payne. Subs: 12. Andy Theodosiou (not used), 14. Paul Barnett (not used), 15. Martin St Hillaire (for Payne, 75).

Referee: W. M. Jordan (Tring).

Saturday 14th March 1998

Ipswich Wanderers 3 Mildenhall Town 0
Jewson League Division 1
At: Humber Doucy Sports Ground
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £2; Programme: 40p (24 pages)
Attendance: 80 (headcount)
Weather: cloudy



Ipswich Wanderers (blue with white sleeves / blue / white): 1. Jim McKenna, 2. David Head, 3. Craig Osborne, 4. Jim Coupe, 5. Danny Cattermole, 6. Cameron Smith, 7. Jamie Keys, 8. Simon Head, 9. Paul Keys, 10. Aren Howell, 11. Nicky Barker. Subs: 12. Roy Edwards (for Barker, 73), 14. Steve Buckle (for Coupe, 60), 15. Kevin Morrison (for Osborne, 73).

Mildenhall Town (yellow with black yellow and red sleeves / black / black): 1. Barry White, 2. Chris Nunn, 3. Graham Jones, 4. Steve Hubbard, 5. Dave McCoy, 6. Ian Hills, 7. Grant Wisbey, 8. Steve Tuck, 9. Simon Fisher, 10. Kevin Sobiechowski, 11. Mark Winstone. Subs: 12. Tony Biship (for Winstone, 49), 14. Richard Hales (for Jones, 80), 15. Peter Knox (not used).

Referee: R. Crane (Braintree).

Goals:
1-0 Aren Howell (42)
2-0 Aren Howell (50)
3-0 Aren Howell (60)

Wednesday 11th March 1998

Wimbledon 0 Arsenal 1
FA Carling Premiership
At: Selhurst Park
Kick-off: 8-00 pm (delayed until 8-30 pm)
Admission: free; Programme: £2 48 pages
Attendance: 22291
Weather: cold, dry


Wimbledon (navy blue / navy blue / navy blue): 1. Neil Sullivan, 2. Kenny Cunningham, 4. Vinnie Jones, 5. Dean Blackwell, 6. Ben Thatcher, 10. Andy Roberts, 12. Chris Perry, 16. Michael Hughes, 18. Neal Ardley, 23. Jason Euell, 29. Carl Leaburn. Subs: 3. Alan Kimble (for Thatcher, 54), 11. Marcus Gayle (for Jones, ht), 13gk. Paul Heald (not used), 26. Carl Cort (for Euell, 79), 27. Damian Francis (not used).

Arsenal (red with white sleeves / white / white): 13. Alex Manninger, 2. Lee Dixon, 3. Nigel Winterburn, 4. Patrick Viera, 6. Tony Adams, 10, Dennis Bergkamp, 11. Marc Overmars, 12. Christopher Wreh, 14. Martin Keown, 15. Ray Parlour, 17. Emmanuel Petit. Subs: 9. Nicolas Anelka (not used). 19. RĂ©mi Garde (for Parlour, 71), 21. Luis Boa Morte (for Wreh, 84), 24gk. John Lukic, 28. Steve Hughes (for Overmars, 75).

Referee: Dermot Gallagher (Banbury).

Goals:
0-1 Christopher Wreh (20)

Saturday 7th March 1998

Tring Athletic 5 Kent Athletic 0
Minerva Spartan South Midlands League Senior Division
At: Miswell Lane
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: none; Programme: 50p 52 pages
Attendance: 35 (headcount)
Weather: sunny spells and showers, windy


Tring Athletic (red and black stripes / black / black): 1. Tom Vincent, 2. Grant Mosley, 3. Mark Henderson, 4. David Foskett, 5. Jamie McBeath, 6. Mark Boniface, 7. Danny Robbins, 8. Matt Ruscoe, 9. Steve Johnson, 10. Ian Ranger, 11. Andy Humphreys. Subs: 12. Sean Gatehouse (for Ruscoe, 74), 13. Richard Vincent (not used), 14. Matt Strange (for Johnson, 74), 15. Ray Brimson (not used), 16. Mick Rudluder (not used).

Kent Athletic (blue and white stripes / blue / blue): 1. Pat Corrigan, 2. Kevin Hogwood, 3. Dick Willett, 4. Andy Oakley, 5. Pat O’Neill, 6. Geoff Briggs, 7. Steve Gilaberti, 8. John Darby, 9. Paul Stanley, 10. Mark Harrison, 11. Pat Sweeney. Subs: 12. Eamonn Murphy (not used), 13. Alex Housden (not used), 14. Sean Docherty (for Hogwood, 66), 15. Jimmy Benton, 16. Rob Walsh (for Stanley, 90+2).

Referee: Chris Williams (Aylesbury).

Goals:
1-0 Danny Robbins (1)
2-0 Danny Robbins (29)
3-0 Danny Robbins (51)
4-0 Jamie McBeath (64)
5-0 Andy Humphreys (70)

Saturday 28th February 1998

Leverstock Green 1 Ampthill Town 0
Minerva Spartan South Midlands League Senior Division
At: Pancake Lane
Kick-off: 2-45 pm
Admission: £1-50; Programme: 50p 40 pages
Attendance: 30 (headcount)
Weather: sunny spells, cold



Leverstock Green (white/white/white): 1. Billy Davies, 2. Paul Jackson, 3. Peter Hunt, 4. Ray Jeffrey, 5. Lee Wakefield, 6. Matthew Griffin, 7. Alan Edwards, 8. Tony Oliver, 9. James Bates, 10. Colin Gavin, 11. Steve Hoar. Subs: 12. Grant Wylde (for Jackson, 80), 14. Darren Taylor (not used), 15. Michael Twelves (for Griffin, 70).

Ampthill Town (yellow and navy blue / navy blue / navy blue): 1. Stuart Paul, 2. Ian Daly, 3. Paul Newman, 4. Jon Lynch, 5. Edwin Moore, 6. Philip Wells, 7. Mick Chesney, 8. James Gillespie, 9. James Willetts, 10. Danny Hollis, 11. Steven Upton. Subs: 12. Jon Lewis (for Chesney, 34), 14. Rob Gale (for Lynch, 76).

Referee: Ian Batchelor (Bicester).

Goals:
1-0 Ray Jeffrey (76)

Tuesday 24th February 1998

Boreham Wood 1 Slough Town 2
(after extra time)
FA Umbro Trophy Third Round Replay
At: Meadow Park
Kick-off: 7-30 pm
Admission: £6; Programme: £1 48 pages
Attendance: 544
Weather: mild, dry



Boreham Wood (white/black/red): 1. Martin Taylor, 2. Steve Daly, 3. Alan McCarthy, 4. Terry Robbins, 5. Garry Nisbet, 6. Rob Hollingdale, 7. Dominic Grime, 8. Shaun Marshall, 9. Steve Heffer, 10. Tony Samuels, 11. Kerry Dixon. Subs: 12. Dave Hatchett (for Robbins, et ht), 14. Steve Talboys (for Samuels, 64), 15. Paul Shaw (for Dixon, ft).

Slough Town (yellow with navy blue sleeves / white/ yellow): 1. Paul Wilkerson, 2. Mark Fiore, 3. Paul Hardyman, 4. Matt Stowell, 5. Cliff Hercules, 6. Terry Angus, 7. Danny Bailey, 8. Lloyd Owusu, 9. Gary Brazil, 10. Corey Browne, 11. Danny Bolt. Subs: 12. Mark West (for Bailey, ht), 14. Gary Abbott (for Owusu, ht), 15. Lee Randall (for Bolt, 71).

Referee: Mrs Wendy Toms (Camford Heath, Poole).
Man of the Match: Martin Taylor (Boreham Wood).

Goals:
1-0 Terry Robbins (34)
1-1 Mark West (86)
1-2 Gary Abbott (101)

Saturday 21st February 1998

Holmer Green 4 Leverstock Green 0
Minerva Spartan South Midlands League Senior Division
At: Holmer Green Sports Association
Kick-off: 2-45 pm
Admission: £1 including 92-page programme
Attendance: 30 (headcount)
Weather: sunny, strong wind


Holmer Green (green/green/green): 1. Jez Barker, 2. Shaun Martin, 3. Alan Greenhalgh, 4. Mark Chisholm, 5. Stuart Moffatt, 6. Stuart Glennerster, 7. Richard Dryden, 8. Jason Quincy, 9. Paul Gardner, 10. Andy Duncan, 11. Steve Bird. Subs: 12. Dave Cook (not used), 15. Jez Hodges (not used), 16. Kevin Blunt (not used), 17. Phil Golding (for Gardner, 73).

Leverstock Green (white/white/white): 1. Billy Davies, 2. Grant Wylde, 3. Michael Twelves, 4. Ray Jeffrey, 5. Lee Wakefield, 6. Kevin Brett, 7. Darren Taylor, 8. Alan Edwards, 9. James Bates, 10. Colin Gavin, 11. Steve Hoar. Subs: 12. Peter Hunt (not used), 14. Andrew Laing (not used), 15. Anthony Oliver (for Wakefield, 69).

Referee: Carl Couzens (Hitchin).

Goals:
1-0 Dryden (3)
2-0 Martin (82)
3-0 Chisholm (89)
4-0 Martin (90+4)

Saturday 14th February 1998

Hinckley United 0 Stafford Rangers 0
Dr Martens League Midland Division
At: Middlefield Lane
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £4; Programme: £1 (44 pages)
Attendance: 351
Weather: sunny


Hinckley United (red and blue stripes / blue / red): 1. Dale Belford, 2. Tom Daly, 3. Nicky Platnauer, 4. Clive Walker, 5. Nick Stanborough, 6. Michael Trotter, 7. Scott Machin, 8. Morton Titterton, 9. John Symonds, 10. Dean Emerson, 11. Craig Martin. Subs: 12. Chris Partridge (for Symonds, ht), 14. Dean Thomas (for Titterton, 49), 15. Carl Nolan (for Walker, 87).

Stafford Rangers (black and white stripes / black / black): 1. Mark Deegan, 2. Neil Cartwright, 3. Adam Beazeley, 4. Marcus Jones, 5. Mark Perry, 6. Tyrone Mintus, 7. Shaun Wray, 8. Darren Boughey, 9. Delwyn Humphreys, 10. Steve Jones, 11. Richard Mitchell. Subs: 12. Sam Harris (for Mitchell, 73), 14. Farrell Kilbane (not used), 15. Ian Horrigan (not used).

Referee: Gordon Haslewood (Redditch).

Tuesday 10th February 1998

Wingate & Finchley 1 Flackwell Heath 2
Ryman League Division 3
At: Abrahams Stadium
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Admission: £3; Programme: 50p 32 pages
Attendance: 65
Weather: mild, dry



Wingate & Finchley (blue/white/blue): 1. Adam Solomons, 2. Robbie Whytock, 3. Danny Piler, 4. Russell Brill, 5. Jacques Hanover, 6. Barry Greenstreet, 7. Craig Pearl, 8. Danny Schindler, 9. Andy Hart, 10. Andy Myers, 11. Steve Kessack. Subs: 12. Paul Lenchner, 14. John Rayner, 15. Spencer Fenton.

Flackwell Heath (red shirts with white sleeves / black / red): 1. Matthew Timberlake, 2. Ian Manley, 3. Matthew Bradley, 4. Mark O’Donnell, 5. David Mitchell, 6. Anthony Baker, 7. James Pritchard, 8. Daniel Pedley, 9. Gregg Murphy, 10. Robert Anson, 11. Matthew Glynn. Subs: 12. Rino Sepede (for Murphy, 84), 14. Barry Stone (not used), 15. Lee Anstiss (for Glynn, 84).

Referee: Gary Ives (Hornchurch).

Goals:
0-1 Ian Manley (2)
1-1 Craig Pearl (76)
102 Ian Manley (90+3)

Sunday 8th February 1998

Torrington 0 Westbury United 0
Screwfix Direct League Premier Division
At: Vicarage Field
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £2-50; Programme: 50p 48 pages
Attendance: 65 (headcount)
Weather: weak sunshine



Torrington (green and white hoops / green / green and white hoops): 1. Dave Penberthy, 2. Stuart Gillespie, 3. Dave Slade, 4. Gary Mackreth, 5. Ben Williamson, 6. Lee Gitsom, 7. Matthew Duncan, 8. Karl Baddeley, 9. Hector Christie, 10. Ian Rowe, 11. Alan Chapman. Subs: 12. Gavin Vere (for Christie, 82), 14. Geoff Stevens (not used), 15. Danny Bell (for Mackreth, 68).

Westbury United (sky blue with navy blue pinstripes / navy blue / navy blue): 1. Mark Batters, 2. Steve Wright, 3. Tony Kissoon, 4. Nigel Tripp, 5. Lee Owens, 6. Craig Hattie, 7. Jamie Rowe, 8. Steve Seals, 9. Neil Maddison, 10. Paul Alford, 11. Tony Quoi. Subs: 12. Andy Goodenough (for Rowe, 79), 14. Lee Darby (not used).

Referee: R. Lark (Barnstable).

Tuesday 3rd February 1998

Slough Town 2 Halifax Town 0
FA Umbro Trophy Second Round Replay
At: Wexham Park Stadium
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Admission: comp; Programme: £1-50 36 pages
Attendance: 876
Weather: very cold, freezing pitch


Slough Town (yellow shirts with navy blue sleeves / navy blue / yellow): 1. Paul Wilkerson, 2. Garry Smart, 3. Paul Hardyman, 4. Gary McGinnis, 5. Cliff Hercules, 6. Terry Angus, 7. Danny Bailey, 8. Corey Browne, 9. Gary Brazil, 10. Gary Abbott, 11. Danny Bolt. Subs: 12. Mark West, 14. Matt Stowell, 15. Mark Fiore (all not used).

Halifax Town (blue/blue/white): 1. Lee Martin, 2. Andy Thackeray, 3. Mark Bradshaw, 4. Jamie Murphy, 5. Brain Kilcline, 6. Paul Stoneman, 7. Kieran O’Regan, 8. Kevin Hulme, 9. Geoff Horsfield, 10. David Hanson, 11. Jon Brown. Subs: Darren Lyons (for Hanson, 59), 14. Noel Horner (for Horsfield, 68), 15. Michael Midwood (not used).

Referee: Dermot Gallagher (Banbury).

Man of the Match: Danny Bolt (Slough Town).

Saturday 31st January 1998

Shinewater Association 1 East Preston 3
At: Shinewater Recreation Ground
Kick-off: 2-30 pm
Admission: £1-50 including 32 page programme
Attendance: 85 (headcount)
Weather: cold, cloudy



Shinewater Association (navy blue with sky blue sleeves / navy blue / navy blue): 1. Dave Browning, 2. Paul Parks, 3. Gavin Smith, 4. Rob Warner, 5. Dale Hendy, 6. Ian Nye, 7. Clive Connell, 8. Mark Simpson (capt), 9. Tony Burke, 10. Tim Colwell, 11. Richard Booth. Subs: 12. Graham Holman (for Booth, 79), 14. Neil Richardson (not used), 15. Lee Walsh (for Burke, 86).

East Preston (red/black/white): 1. Steve May, 2. Mark Norrell, 3. Dominic Justice, 4. Steve Barber, 5. Barry Pidgeon, 6. Karl Pierce, 7. Craig Punter, 8. Bryn Hauxwell, 9. Eamon Searle, 10. Terry Withers, 11. Lee Gibbs. Subs: 12. Jason Winbledon (for Punter, 74), 14. Nick West (not used), x. Chris Jack (for Gibbs, 83).

Referee: Tim Willows (Broadwater, Worthing).

Goals:
1-0 Rob Warner (29)
1-1 Karl Pierce (56)
1-2 Terry Withers (74)
1-3 Eamon Searle (74)

Saturday 24th January 1998

Caddington 1 Biggleswade United 2
Minerva Spartan South Midlands League Senior Division
At: Sports and Social Club, Manor Road
Kick-off: 2-00 pm
Admission: £1-00 including 16 page programme
Attendance: 35 (headcount)
Weather: sunny spells, cold cross-wind


Caddington (red and black stripes / black / red and black hoops): 1. Dale Skeath, 2. Russell Harrison, 3. Mark Sutton, 4. Brett Pressland, 5. Gary Payne. 6. Gareth Evans, 7. Stuart Fitzsimmons, 8. John King, 9. Lance Chapman, 10. Steve Graham, 11. Dean Bull. Subs: 12. Craig Tomlin (not used), 14. Wayne Symonds (not used), 15. Michael Rodrigues (not used), 16. Simon Rose (for Fitzsimmons, 75).

Biggleswade United (navy blue and black / black / black): 1. Roy Bloxham, 2. Sean Boyd, 3. Paul Stevens, 4. Neil Brown, 5. Andy Dean, 6. Steve Wright, 7. Adrian Abone, 8. Mark Davidson, 9. Kevin Harris, 10. Clayton Jones, 11. Andy Cattt. Subs: Andy Dear (not used), 14. Tony Wren (for Stevens, 73), 15. Tom Kitchener (not used).

Referee: M Freeman (Stevenage).

Goals:
0-1 Stevens (39)
1-1 Graham (43)
1-2 Wright (86)

Tuesday 20th January 1998

Sutton United 3 Purfleet 0
Ryman League Premier Division
At: Gander Green Lane
Kick-off: 7-30 pm
Admission: £5 + £1 (seat); Programme: £1-20 44 pages
Attendance: 515
Weather: very cold, no wind



Sutton United (chocolate and amber quarters / chocolate / amber): 1. Les Cleevely, 2. Danny Brooker, 3. James Virgo, 4. Gwynne Berry, 5. David Everitt, 6. Barry Laker, 7. Jimmy Dack, 8. John UgBah, 9. Joff Vansittart, 10. Matt Hanlan, 11. Andy Salako. Subs: 12. Steve Watson (for Dack, 22), 14. Nassim Akrour (for Hanlan, 81), 15. Clive Gartell (for Salako, 41).

Purfleet (white/white/white): 1. Steve Mead, 2. Jamie Southon, 3. John Purdie, 4. Greg Berry, 5. Jimmy McFarlane, 6. Martin Carthy, 7. Paul Pizzey, 8. David Carter, 9. Dominic Gentle, 10. Robbie Garvey, 11. Martin Lawrence. Subs: 12. Dave Crown (for Carter, 60), Callum Ware (for Southon, 34), 15. Warren Ryan (not used).

Referee: Rob Styles (Waterlooville).

Goals:
1-0 Matt Hanlan (21)
2-0 John Ugbah (56)
3-0 David Everitt (63)

Saturday 17th January 1998

Clacton Town 1 Stowmarket Town 5
Jewson League Premier Division
At: Rush Green Bowl
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £2-50; Programme 60p 28 pages
Attendance: 90 (headcount)
Weather: cloudy, cold, dry


Clacton Town (blue and white stripes / blue / blue): 1. John Watkins, 2. Gary Ayton, 3. Steve Farmer, 4. Andy Duley, 5. Danny Allen, 6. Michael Edwards, 7. Gary Knight, 8. Adam Hillier, 9. Ian Bennett, 10. Grant Skeggs, 11. Scott McInnes. Subs: 12. Darrin Franks, 14. Leigh Cobb, 15. Peter Duley (all not used).

Stowmarket Town (amber/black/black): 1. Steve Wade, 2. Daryl Stiff, 3. Jon Clarke, 4. Nigel Vincent, 5. Danny Taylor, 6. Darren Scoulding, 7. Ian Gedney, 8. Mel Aldis, 9. Dave King, 10. Steve Gayfer, 11. Matthew Platt. Subs: 12. Colin King (for Platt, 74), 14. Sam Dicks (for Scoulding, 46).

Referee: G. Sandell.

Goals:
0-1 Wade (5)
1-1 Bennett (11)
1-2 Aldis (47)
1-3 Gedney (73)
1-4 Dave King (74)
1-5 Gayfer (90)

East Ham United 1 Hullbridge Sports 1

Saturday 10th January 1998
East Ham United 1 Hullbridge Sports 1
(After extra time)
Harry Fisher Memorial Trophy First Round
At: Ferndale Sports Ground, Pennyroyal Avenue, Becton
Kick-off: 1-30 pm
Admission: none; Programme: 50p (4 pages dated 20/12/97)
Attendance: 10 (headcount)
Weather: Sunny


This was a very bad tempered cup tie. Things boiled over in the 42nd minute when several players were pushing and showing each other in the centre circle.

East Ham United (green and white hoops / green / green): 1. Derek Burnett, 2. David Coleman, 3. John Charlton, 4. Alan Maskell, 5. Leigh Colman, 6. Eddie Nwachukwu, 7. Omer Mussie, 8. Simon Ayaoge, 9. Ivan Thomas, 10. Tony Manning, 11. Dean Duncan. Subs: 12. Stuart Taylor (for Thomas, 76), 14. Leslie Ayaoge (for Nwachukwu, ET ht), 15. Tony Goddard (for Mussie, 90).

Hullbridge Sports (blue and white stripes / blue / blue): 1. D. Annetts, 2. Darren Brown, 3. Howard Mackler, 4. Martin Gibbs, 5. Scott Syrett, 6. Phil Potton, 7. Nick Lowery, 8. Gary Weekes, 9. Rob Jones, 10. Paul Kiltie, 11. Phil Donnelly. Subs: 12. Stuart Dance (for Lowery, 64), 14. Stavros Jones (for Rob Jones, 81), 15. Andy Passingham (for Brown, 88).

Referee: S. Chittock (Canvey Island).

Goals:
1-0 Tony Manning (45)
1-1 Phil Potton (90+3)

Cards:
East Ham: Dean Duncan (YC, 42), Simon Ayaoge (YC, 86)
Hullbridge: Gary Weekes (YC, 42), Stavros Jones (YC, 90)

Middlewich Athletic 0 Formby 5

Saturday 3rd January 1998
Middlewich Athletic 0 Formby 5
North West Counties League Division 2
At: Seddon Street
Kick-off: 2-00 pm
Admission: £2; Programme: 50p 24 pages
Attendance: 50 (headcount)
Weather: sunny, cold crosswind


This was the only game in the North-West Counties League to survive the rain.

Middlewich Athletic (red/white/red): 1. Karl Walton, 2. Ian Tier, 3. Terry Cain, 4. Phil Parkinson, 5. Garry Woodier, 6. Steve Burgess, 7. Steve Oliver, 8. Paul Quine, 9. Andy Stokes, 10. Alan Woan, 11. Darren Ingram. Subs: 12. Mike Jump (for Woodier, 59), 14. Danny Griggs (for Stokes, 69), 15. Steve McCann (for Oliver, ht).

Formby (green/green/green): 1. Graham Rummens, 2. Sean Johnson, 3. Phil Toale, 4. Robert Wraith, 5. Barry Mason, 6. Chris O'Brien, 7. David Walbank, 8. Matthew Smith, 9. Mark Wilson, 10. Tony Millar, 11. Mick Bourne. Subs: 12. Karl McLoughlin (for Walbank, 79), 14. Ian Plumbley (for Millar, 83), 15. Mark Scott (not used).

Referee: P. G. Hines-Blackburn (Salford).

Goals:
0-1 David Walbank (29)
0-2 Mark Wilson (47)
0-3 Mark Wilson (50)
0-4 Tony Millar (56)
0-5 Mick Bourne (69)

Cards:
Middlewich: Alan Woan (YC, 83)
Formby: Phil Toale (YC, 34)

Stafford Rangers 5 Stourbridge 1

Monday 1st January 1998
Stafford Rangers 5 Stourbridge 1
Dr Martens League Midland Division
At: Marston Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £4 + £1 (seat); Programme: £1 (44 pages)
Attendance: 627
Weather: cold, strong wind, driving rain towards Social Club


Stafford Rangers (black and white stripes / black / black): 1. Mark Deegan, 2. Darren Boughey, 3. Benn Gallagher, 4. Ian Horrigan, 5. Farrell Kilbane, 6. Kevin Bond, 7. Shaun Wray, 8. Tyrone Mintus, 9. Delwyn Humphreys, 10. Steve Jones, 11. Sam Harris. Subs: Keith Bertschin (for Humphreys, 80), 14. Neil Cartwright (for Mintus, 69), 15. James Cope (not used).

Stourbridge (navy blue and yellow stripes / navy blue / navy blue): 1. Steve Johnson, 2. Steve Ingram, 3. Gary Bruce, 4. Will Tranter, 5. Steve Cookson, 6. David Trend, 7. Ross Knight, 8. Matt Coppin, 9. Toby Hall, 10. Charlie Blakemore, 11. Rob Grant. Subs: 12. Gary Hackett (for Blakemore, 30), 14. Richard Parker (for Coppin, 73), 15. Tim Nicholls (for Knight, 48).

Referee: Mangal Singh.

Goals:
0-1 Toby Hall (1)
1-1 Tyrone Mintus (3)
2-1 Delwyn Humphreys (49)
3-1 Sam Harris (67)
4-1 Sam Harris (72)
5-1 Shaun Wray (90)

Cards:
Stafford: none
Stourbridge: Gary Bruce (RC, 16)