Southern League Promotion Play Offs

WEDNESDAY EVENING’S  RESULTS

Premier Division 

Leamington           1 – 0           Slough Town                                                                                                               Merthyr Town       1 – 1           Hitchin Town                                                                                                                         (AET  –  Hitchin won 4-1 on pens)

Division 1 Central

Barton Rovers         2 – 0          Marlow                                                                                                         Farnborough           4 – 0          Egham Town

Division 1 South & West 

Salisbury                2 – 1         Evesham United                                                                                                                                                (AET)                                                                                                                                                     Tiverton Town       3 – 1         Taunton Town

So the line up for the Play Off Finals is as below with the matches scheduled for Bank Holiday Monday May 1st and kicking off at 3.00 pm :-

Leamington       v       Hitchin Town

Farnborough      v       Barton Rovers

Salisbury            v      Tiverton Town

Worcester City 4 Town Youth 2

Town Youth wound up their campaign on Wednesday evening when a much changed team  went down to a hard working  Worcester City side.

Worcester had the better of the first half and were leading 2-0 at the break  before adding a third early in the second half..

But Town fought back and maintained their record of scoring in every game this season when the prolific Dylan Parker  –  who was able to return after being injured on first team duty at Dunstable six weeks ago  –  netted his 26th goal of the season in all competitions  followed by Kier Mallen making it 3-2 shortly afterwards.

With Town now pushing forward for the equaliser Worcester wrapped up the points with a breakaway fourth goal in the closing minutes.

To see the final League Table, Results  and Goalscorers  Totals for Town Youth click on Teams  –  Youth Team and follow the drop down menu.

Appearances & Scorers – 2016/17 Season

Forty players featured for Town in their 55 matches during the campaign that ended on Saturday against Dorchester with twenty of them also contributing to Town’s seasonal goals total of 80.

Niall Cooper and Will Grocott topped the Appearances Chart playing 51 games each with Barry Fitzharris being the most used Substitute  making 10 appearances from the bench, while Edwin Ahenkorah was the leading scorer with 15 in all competitions.

To see the full Appearances and Scorers Charts including number of appearances as a substitute and goals scored from penalties click on Teams  –  First Team  –  Statistics.

Niall and Will are record breakers

Niall Cooper and Will Grocott reached a total of  44 appearances each for the season in today’s final game against Dorchester, a record for one season by any Town player.
 Sadly this is likely to be Niall’s last match between the sticks for Town as he is moving away from the area. We wish Niall all the best for the future and thank him for his fine efforts this term.
5F3A1580

Niall Cooper

Player of the season Grocott looks set to remain with club next year to the delight of all at the DCS. He told reporters after the match how much he enjoyed the team spirit within the squad and went on to say he was looking forward to next season.
5F3A1438

Will Grocott

 

Will scoops player of the year awards

Midfielder Will Grocott was the big winner at this year’s player of the season awards, walking off with the four main prizes.

He received the Supporters Player of the Season and the Herald Player of the Year awards on the pitch before kick off, and at the Presentation Evening afterwards he was also named as Players’ Player and Manager’s Player.

The former Aston Villa player who joined from Kettering Town at the start of the season and was outstanding throughout his 44 appearances this term. Town fans were delighted to see that club stalwart Roy Craddock was back at the DCS to present Will with the supporters award. Shortly before the main award, Herald Sports Editor presented Will with their award.

5F3A1307

Will Grocott is awarded the Supporters player of the season by Roy Craddock

5F3A1272

Martin King presents the Herald player of the season award