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littlehampton last won the day on September 26 2019

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  1. My bag is packed, my hotel is booked, and I will shortly be leaving the south coast for my 100-mile drive to the QE2 Stadium, to support The Town in tonight's play-off semi-final. This is a massive occasion. we have had a brilliant season, chalked up some great results, and now we have the chance to cap it all with a place in the place in the play-off final, and promotion. Andy Leese, his football management team, and players, have done fantastically well to get us to this stage, and tonight we face opponent's who we have already played and beaten twice this season. We have home advantage, and we will be playing in front of our biggest crowd of the season. Home support will be electric and will have a great influence on the outcome. Our support against Bognor last Saturday was amazing. Well done guys ! Let's have more of the same tonight, and really raise the roof in support of our players, who will be giving their all to deliver the result we all want. Good luck tonight everyone, see you there. Let's hear it for our guys. ' COME ON THE TOWN '
  2. Congratulations and well done everyone on an excellent result at Potters Bar this afternoon. Andy and our team did us proud, registering another away win and a clean sheet, before our final League match next Saturday, at home to Bognor, and the play-offs. Lots to look forward to, and a good chance for Town to make history ! I couldn't get to the match today, but I see that the attendance at Potters Bar was 562. Bearing in mind their average home attendance before today was 240, I guess there was substantial Town support at the match, which probably matched or bettered the home support, and would have really lifted our guys throughout the game. Well done all ! Todays results, which unexpectedly saw Worthing, Bishops Stortford, and Hornchurch all lose, goes to prove that, on their day, anyone can beat anybody in the Ryman League Premier Division. We have had an excellent season, which has exceeded many peoples expectation, and reaching the play-offs is a great achievement, in this highly competitive League. To finish the season on a high, we need three more top draw performances from our guys, starting next Saturday, and finishing with a win in the play-off final. Can we do it? You bet we can! Let's continue to give our guys maximum support and encouragement as they battle to deliver the results needed. Good luck everyone. COYT
  3. Hi guys, what a great result for The Town yesterday, against tough opponents, and to do the double against Horsham, after our memorable 3-4 away win against them back in January. It was always going to be a close encounter, but we won the day to maintain our challenge, whilst some of our rivals lost ground. We might not be top of the Isthmian League Premier Division table, but after losing away to champions elect Worthing, we have won all of our subsequent matches, and now top the League form table, with six straight wins, 18 points, and a goal difference of +9. By any measure that is one helluva record, which should, with four League matches left to play, see us safely through to play-offs, in 2nd or 3rd place, with home advantage. Everyone at our club should be very proud of this achievement. It speaks volumes for all the hard work that has been put in this season, both on and off the pitch, by so many people. We play in a tough, highly competitive league, where we are competing against highly ambitious clubs, many with much larger gates and income than ourselves. Worthing, regularly attract four-figure home crowds, and their attendance yesterday exceeded 1300. Hopefully, if we secure promotion, we will attract much larger crowds next season. We are all in this together, it is a team effort, and it is good to note that at last our manager Andy Leese is getting due praise and recognition for the results achieved this season, and the fantastic amount of work, time and effort he puts in to deliver success for our club, ably supported by Graham, Mario, Ian, and our hardworking Board of directors. Our players have done us proud this season, and you can guarantee they will be playing out of their skins in the remaining four massively important fixtures. Now is the time to turn up the volume, get behind our guys, with plenty of relentless noisy support, both at home and away. They deserve nothing less ! Good luck everyone. 'COME ON THE TOWN'
  4. Thanks Raingod, a good summary of yesterday's match, and our chances of hitting pinnacle peak this season. There is no getting away from it, we are on a great run, with a strong squad of players, a very experienced football management team, and as Martin Bentley reminds us in his excellent match report on the ETFC official website, Town have now won six of their last seven matches. If we keep this going anything is possible! I wasn't at the match yesterday, but I am very much looking forward to getting up next Saturday to support our guys against Bishops Stortford, and the Worthing game down this way. Two massively important fixtures, let's have plenty of Town support at both matches, Well done everyone. Let's hear it for Andy and the boys !
  5. 'Town' Close Gap On Leaders With Impressive Victory Back in September 'Town' lost 2-1 to Margate at Hartsdown Park, when The Blues netted a 90th minute winner. Yesterday, it was a very different story, as 'Town' extended their winning run, delivering an inspired performance to overcome Margate 4-0, with a dominant second half performance, which secured the three points, and sparked wild celebrations during and after the game. Nice to hear our fans singing as they left the Stadium ! These are exciting times for everyone at our Club. There is still a long way to go this season, but it was an inspiring experience at the QE11 Stadium yesterday, and there was a 'nice buzz' about the place, linked with a feeling that Andy has assembled a strong, hard-to beat side, which is playing with growing belief and confidence, that it might well be capable of achieving something special this season. Well done to Andy, his football management team, and all our players on yesterdays showing. and to all our loyal fans on another great display of pride and passion for our team. Let's keep it going guys ! Together we are strong, and can achieve great things. COYT
  6. Match Preview We are having a great season, there's plenty to be positive about at the moment, we are second in the Isthmian League Premier Division table, playing well, and are in touching distance of the league leaders. Tomorrow, we go head-to-head with eighth placed Margate, who narrowly beat us earlier in the season. It will be another tough test against a team also in good form. We need to extend our winning run, make home advantage tell, and pick up another three points to keep ahead of our rivals. Our supporters have a major role to play. This season they have been absolutely brilliant, home and away, and their continuous noisy support and encouragement has really helped lift our team, like a twelfth man, and now we are in to the challenging second half of the season, that support is more important than ever, as our guys battle for a place in the playoffs or beyond. Tomorrows match will attract an above average crowd. Let's all be there for what promises to be another thrilling contest, with a great atmosphere, and give Andy and the boys the support they deserve. See you there ! ' COME ON THE TOWN '
  7. Those of us who travelled to Hanwell's Powerday Stadium yesterday, on a bitterly cold afternoon, were rewarded with another fine performance by our players, against a good Hanwell side, and a well deserved win, which saw Town make history by reaching the FA Trophy 3rd Round Proper for the first time ever. This was a real team performance for our Club, both on and off the pitch. Well done and congratulations to Manager Andy Leese, Mario and Ian, all our players who delivered this result, and last but not least, not forgetting our loyal band of Towners, who collectively must have accounted for around half the crowd, and gave great support and encouragement to our players, from start to finish, in a tough, challenging cup-tie. We are having a memorable season, both in the league and cup. Let's enjoy it, and continue to show how proud we are to be supporting our Club. Anything is possible! Keep the faith! 'UP THE TOWN'
  8. OPPOSITION UPDATE Chichester City 0-0 Hanwell Town (Chichester win 3-1 on Penalties) Ahead of their FA Trophy contest with Town on Saturday, Hanwell made changes to the XI that featured against Chertsey last time out - when they suffered a first Isthmian south central league loss in eight matches, and their first home defeat of the season. Last night, after a goal-less ninety minutes, the match went straight to penalties, which Chichester won 3-1, to advance to the next round of the Velocity Trophy competition. Hanwell await us on the back of two consecutive defeats.
  9. Great result last night! Congratulations and well done to Andy, Mario, Ian, and all our players, on this win, which extends our unbeaten home record, and sets us up nicely for our FA Trophy match at Hanwell on Saturday. COYT
  10. Interesting to note that our FA Trophy opponents Hanwell Town lost their unbeaten home record on Saturday, when they went down 0-1 to Chertsey at the Powerday Stadium. Tomorrow night, while we host Hornchurch at the QEII Stadium, Hanwell will be playing away, down this way, at Chichester City (remember them?) in The Alan Turvey Trophy. How do you fancy our chances on Saturday? Please spare a moment to share your thoughts with others, on how you see the game, and the likely outcome, bearing in mind there will be no extra time or replay, if the score is level at ninety minutes, it will go straight to penalties.
  11. Congratulations and well done to Andy, Mario, Ian, our players, and supporters on delivering this result, which well and truly keeps us firmly in the title race this season. It is very encouraging that we have bounced back straight away, after the hiccup at BS earlier in the week, and it bodes well for the rest of the season. If everyone pulls together, and gets behind the team, there is no limit to what we can achieve this season. Keep the faith, and that fantastic, noisy Towner vocal support going, it really does inspire and motivate our players. COYT
  12. HANWELL HERE WE COME After our successful trip to Bedfordshire on Saturday, we have been drawn away again, this time to Hanwell Town, in the Second Round Proper of the FA Trophy, to be played on Saturday 27 November. Many Towners may already be familiar with Hanwell's Powerday Stadium from previous visits, which is only a relatively short distance away from Enfield, via the A406 North Circular Road to Hangar Lane Roundabout, then West on the A40 towards Perivale & Greenford. The ground is in Perivale Lane. postcode UBE 8TL. A bit about our opponents. Like ourselves, Hanwell are having a pretty good season. They are unbeaten at home this season in the Isthmian League South Central Division, with 4 wins and 2 draws, and are currently lie sixth in the Table. They are in good form, and last Saturday they knocked Wingate & Finchley out of the FA Trophy with a 1-0 home win. Earlier in the week, they beat Hendon 1-2 away in the Middlesex Senior County Cup. This promises to be a battle royal, a real ding-donger cup-tie, one not to be missed. Our level of support at Biggleswade was superb, and we need another big turnout at Hanwell. Town will not underestimate Hanwell, and will come well prepared for the challenge. Let's be there and help our guys through to the next round, with plenty of vocal support and encouragement. 'COME ON YOU TOWN'
  13. What a result, and what a really enjoyable cup-tie ! Matches against Southern League Premier division sides are always tricky, hard-fought affairs, particularly away from home, and this FA Trophy First Round Proper encounter, was no exception. Both sides were well prepared for this cup-tie, and The Waders, having beaten Wisbech Town 2-0 away in the previous round, were in confident mood, but Town having previously ko'd Met Police themselves at the QE2 stadium, were up for the challenge. They looked to have the edge for most of this match, and deserved their hard-earned just reward. This was not a match for the faint-hearted. It was a tough, physically demanding contest, against a decent side, and we should all be proud of our our players for delivering this result. It was a great team effort ! Congratulations to Andy, Mario and Ian, in getting us through to the Second Round Proper, a fine achievement, and to the many Towners who travelled up to Bedfordshire for this match. They gave our players brilliant support, from start to finish. Well done everyone, let's hope for a nice home tie in the draw tomorrow. 'UP THE TOWN'
  14. Thanks for the updates seemgee. Well, there's another excellent away win for Andy and our players, which really does speak volumes for the quality of our team this season, and of our chances at the top end of the table. Winning together is what it all about, and I'm sure all Towners will be delighted with this result today, particularly as we came from behind in the last 15 minutes of the match. Well done everyone, think our present form should certainly boost confidence for our trip to Bedfordshire next Saturday, when we play Biggleswade in the FA Trophy. See you there !
  15. Can't talk for others, but I personally really enjoyed this match, between two very good sides. It was a classic cup-tie, which was a great credit to non-league football. Both teams gave a good account of themselves, and based on chances Town deserved to edge it, but it was mighty close, and The Met will be kicking themselves that they failed to convert their penalty, which was brilliantly saved by Nathan McDonald. Town did our Club proud on the day, and we can now look forward to a trip up to Bedfordshire, to play Biggleswade Town in the FA Trophy First Round Proper on Saturday 13th November. Enjoy !
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