An excellent 3-2 win for the Rep team after coming back from an early two goal deficit with goals from Cameron McGovern, Ryan Bright & Tom Coulter. Full match report in due course
The next fixture in the Argonaut Trophy will be played on Wednesday 20th March 2019 KO 7.45pm
Venue: Potters Bar Town FC , The Walk, Potters Bar, HERTS. EN6 1QN
Opponents: Herts Senior County League:
Shirts: Yellow and Blue
Referee : Mark Jacob AR's Robert Ryan & Owen Webster
Final squad :
Henry Warne (Dorkinians)
Cameron McGovern (Old Hamptonians)
Billy Harris (HAC)
Tommy Timmins (Old Meadonians) - Sub
Murray Gibb (Wandsworth Borough)
Chris North (Old Wokingians)
Charlie Woodman (Dorkinians)
Alex Roberts (HAC)
James Parker (Altis FC)
Ryan Bright (Old Meadonians)
Jack Costello (Old Meadonians) - Sub
Joshua Higgins (Old Meadonians)
Tom Coulter (HAC)
Xav Mackney (Old Meadonians) - Sub
Pride of place goes to Old Meadonians who once again have reached the final of the AFA Senior Cup where they will play Old Carthusians on Saturday 13th April @ Bank of England in the AFA Centenary Senior Cup Final. It would be great if we could have a huge crowd to support them on the day.
Also many congratulations to the following AFC clubs who have also made it to AFA finals in what has so far been one of the best years for finalists for many seasons. The AFC have only failed to be represented in three of the 12 finals. Full list of AFC clubs with venues & dates are:-
Date Competition Venue Teams
16/03/2019 Senior Novets Cup O.Parmiterians Shene O.G's 4's v. Polytechnic V [SAL]
23/03/2019 Minor Cup West Wickham Alleyn OB 4's [SAL] v. Albanian 4's
23/03/2019 Intermediate Novets Cup O.Wokingians Polytechnic 6's [SAL] v. O.Meadonians 6's
30/03/2019 Kent/Surrey Senior Cup O.Bromleians Wokingians v. Nottsborough [SAL]
30/03/2019 Kent/Surrey Inter Cup O.Pauline Bank of England Res v HAC Res
30/03/2019 Middx/Essex Inter Cup O.Finchleians Mill Hill Village V Winchmore Hill Res [SAL]
06/04/2019 Challenge Cup Hale End Athletic New Magdalenians v Old Cholmleians [ART]
06/04/2019 Intermediate Cup Polytechnic UCL Res v Nottsbrough Res [SAL]
13/04/2019 Senior Cup Bank of England Old Meadonians vs Old Carthusians [SAL]
For All Members of AFC (Clubs & Executive)
Southgate Olympic 1st XI 6th March 2019
I write to advise all members of the AFC that Southgate Olympic 1st XI have submitted a request for the team to be withdrawn from the Premier Division and that decision has been agreed by the Fixtures Committee. This was a very difficult decision to take as once again, following on from a similar request from UCL earlier in the season, it brings into question the whole integrity of The Premier Division. The Fixtures Committee were extremely disappointed with Southgate Olympic who had been given every support, by the Fixtures Committee, since they originally indicated issues with playing numbers on 9th January 2019.
The decision we have reached is, we believe, pragmatic, but very far from ideal and ends up with us losing a team from our Premier Division which is unprecedented, which we believe reflects poorly on our competition. However the facts remain that Southgate had fewer than 9 regular 1st xi players left available , although all 9 not every week, their next lowest team was 8 divisions below in 3 North (having lost their 2nd xi in the first week of the season).
The Fixtures Committee gave Southgate Olympic three free weeks in January 2019, to enable them to secure additional players from a local college, which ultimately did not materialise, but more of a concern was Southgate's lack of any sort of update to the Fixtures Committee on this matter, which ultimately caused their official withdrawal request at 6.45pm on Friday 1st March.
The Fixtures Committee have written to Southgate Olympic advising of their extreme disappointment in the way the club have handled this situation and the very difficult position it has placed on AFC Officers to resolve it . The results obtained by Southgate Olympic will be expunged , as per league rule 12b. All 1st xi players have been de-registered from playing in any of the remaining three lower Southgate teams for the remainder of this season.