Two Ex-Town Favourites Switch To The Greenbacks

James Hancocks and Dan Summerfield both made their debuts for Bedworth United in the Greenbacks match against Alvechurch yesterday (Saturday).

James had been released by Town a few days earlier as part of Tom Baillie’s squad restructuring while Dan made the move from Redditch United where he had been since leaving Town at the start of the season.

 

League Cup Draw

In the draw for the Second Round of the CSS League Challenge Cup Town have been handed a home tie against Redditch United.

This round is scheduled to be played in the week commencing Monday November 5th meaning that the date for Town’s match will probably be Tuesday November 6th but that  has yet to be confirmed.

 

More Squad Changes

Town’s playing squad is continuing to evolve as the new management team settles in, and the latest changes to be announced are the release of midfielders Eli Bako and James Hancocks.

Eli joined Town at the start of last season and made 39 appearances under Carl Adams although 15 of these were from the subs bench, but this time he has only featured once when coming on as a substitute in the league match against Redditch United.

James joined Town on loan from Kidderminster Harriers for the final 10 games of the 2016/17 campaign before making the move permanent for last season when he was a regular in the starting line-up making 43 appearances in all.

But he has struggled to get a look-in this time round making just two substitute appearances before starting against Coventry City in the Birmingham Senior Cup tie which proved to be his final Town game.

In other moves striker Jazz Luckie has joined previous manager Darren Byfield at Walsall Wood on loan, while summer signing Kevin Monteiro has switched to Rushall Olympic after one appearance as a substitute followed by his only start in the  Emirates F A Cup defeat by Alvechurch.

New Date For Coalville Game

The home league fixture against Coalville Town which had to be moved from its original date of October 6th due to their continued involvement in the Emirates F A Cup has now been rearranged for Tuesday November 20th with a 7.45pm kick off.

Exciting times for your club – Why not join the Supporters Association?

It’s exciting times to be a supporter of Stratford Town, with a talented side on the pitch and an ambitious and enthusiastic new board putting in considerable investment in to the club. Therefore there’s never been a better time to join the Supporters Association and have your voice heard.

If the club is to grow and prosper as we all hope, it’s important that we have a strong Supporters Association to provide voluntary support as well as fund the projects which we work on in collaboration with the club.

The Supporters Association provides a voice for fans of course, but all through our brief history we’ve often heard people complain that the Association doesn’t necessarily represent their views. To this we would say, the views of the Supporters Association can only reflect those who choose to become a member and have their views heard. We can only mirror the views of our membership and the only way you can influence the views of the Association is to join us.

Everything we do, from who sits on the committee, to which projects we fund and collaborate with the club on, is voted for democratically by the members. All supporters can join and be proposed for committee posts, so if the membership doesn’t like the way the committee conducts its business on their behalf, they can vote them off for people who better reflect their views and opinions.

As an association we are always looking to attract new people to bring fresh ideas, skills and energy to the table, and ahead of our second Annual general meeting on Monday 22nd October we are saying why not join us at this exciting time for your football club? We are confident that the next 12 months will be an exciting time for us with some great projects in the pipeline.

Joining the Supporters Association costs only £10 per annum (collected by standing order) with membership for under 16’s just £2. All this money goes back in to projects decided on by the members in collaboration with the football club, and to the upkeep of this website, but for your money you get a voice and hopefully the feeling of involvement and putting something back in to a club and community, of which we are all so proud. We’ll also send you minutes of every members meeting, so who could ask for more?

To me there is no down side to joining so hopefully having read this you will agree and sign up today.

To join the Supporters Association please visit https://stratfordtownisa.com/first-team/home/join-stisa/  and click on the standing order form link.

Annual General Meeting Monday 22nd October

Just a reminder that the STISA Annual General Meeting will be held at the Arden Garages Stadium on Monday 22nd October at 8pm. The meeting is open to all members and elections for committee posts will be held. It’s been an eventful and positive year for the Supporter’s Association and we would really like to update as many members as possible on our progress. It’s not too late to join STISA ahead of the meeting https://stratfordtownisa.com/first-team/home/join-stisa/

 

Stourbridge 2 Town Youth 5

Town Youth hit five for the second game running as they followed their Birmingham Youth Cup romp against Bustleholme last week with another sparkling performance against old rivals Stourbridge at the War Memorial Ground on Tuesday evening.

Yet it was the Glassboys who took an early lead with a well struck volley from the edge of the penalty area, but Town were level ten minutes later when Harry Jones headed in from a free kick.

With Caine Elliott and Dan Atkins now starting to boss the midfield several chances came and went until Harry Hartin put Town ahead as he broke through on the left to fire into the bottom corner.

Stourbridge tried to respond but the Town backline superbly marshalled by Josh Aspinall-Smyth and well supported by Jones, Rob Lord and Lewis Timms snuffed out any hopes of an equaliser as Town reached half time with their lead still intact.

And Town went on to put the result beyond doubt with three goals in the opening ten minutes of the second half as the Stourbridge defence struggled to cope with the pace of James Pomeroy and Bradley West.

A foul on West enabled Aspinall-Smyth to extend Town’s advantage from the penalty spot and further strikes from Elliott and West gave Town an unassailable 5-1 lead with over half an hour still to go.

To their credit the Glassboys kept going and added a second five minutes from time but Town were already out of sight and with only one league defeat Darren Timms’ side have now climbed to fourth spot in the MFYL Premier Division South table.

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