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From the Dugout

          End of Year Message
    End o   f   Y e a r   M e s s a g e
       Firstly, a warm welcome to the Directors, Players,
       and Officials of Hartley Wintney to Lodge Road for
       our Southern League Premier South game today.
       There is no denying that we are on a poor run of
       results, which maybe our form does not deserve.
       But we need to turn this around starting today with
       our  game  against  Hartley  Wintney.  Today’s  game
       and  next week’s home  game  against North  Leigh
       are the proverbial ‘6 point’ matches and will go a
       long way in determining our final league position at
       the end of April.

       Our  last  home  against  Hayes and Yeading  United
       was another which we were edged out of the points when a draw would
       have been a fair result. Then to concede a goal so late to lose the game
       against Winchester was cruel given the effort and play of the lads on the
       night. We have to start taking our chances.

       Last Saturday’s trip  to  Plymouth  again brought  us not joy. Shipping two
       early  goals  was  a  setback
         WELCOME  which,  though  we  did  score  through  Darren
       Mullings, we continued to create chances but never really looked as if we
       would get ourselves back into the match.

       However, I, my team, and the players, remain positive that we are close to
       turning the situation around. This despite the spate of injuries to senior
       players  which  has  seen  us  struggle  particularly  in  our  attacking  play.
       Injuries have to be accepted as ‘part and parcel’ of the game, and we must
       find alternative methods to ensure we carry a credible goal threat against
       every opposing team.

       Last Saturday we included two new players in our match day squad:
       Lynford Bhebhe and Dillan Kerr, who we have signed from Cribbs FC.

       Leighton Thomas remains side-lined for a few weeks after tearing a muscle
       in his quad, but we hope to have Kyle Tooze back after missing the last 6
       As  always,  your  support  and  encouragement for  the  lads  during  today’s
       game  and  for  the  rest  of  season  to  achieve  our  goal  will  be  greatly

       Up the Bluebells!'
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