Welcome once again to the members newsletter, I hope it finds you in good health.
Incredibly we’re most of the way through the summer already, I think the reason that sounds so surprising is because we’re still waiting for the summer to start. It’s had a slower start than Scott Lyndon’s exercise regime. We’re assured it will be here soon though, the nice weather I mean not Scott’s couch to 5k.
As you will have read in the 29th September we will be holding a Race Night in the clubhouse.
Tickets are selling really well so if you are planning on coming please book early to avoid disappointment.
Buy your ticket here
First Team Update
The first team have made a solid start to the season so far, after a disappointing opening day defeat at home to Whickham we’re now 4 without defeat in league and cup competitions.
A comfortable 5-0 home win in the FA Cup against Tow Law was quickly followed up with the first league win of the season against Tow Law, who must be sick of the sight of Grounsell Park by now.
Next up were Carlisle City who took us to the wire and an equaliser in the 81st minute rescued a point. Though in reality and for my money we did more than enough to win that game, short of putting the ball in the net enough. A key componant I guess.
Tuesday night saw us recreating one of the best away days of last season as we made the long trip down to Redcar Athletic. A solid performance saw us bring the points home up the A19 after a 2-1 win.
Then came a night well remember for a long time as the Stan Army travelled in numbers over to Northern Premier League side Hebburn in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup. Another sold performance from the lads saw us heading home and into the next round after beating the South Tynesiders by 2 goals with no reply.
We travel to Tadcaster in the next round on Saturday 2nd September and will be running a coach which is well on the way to selling out.
We’d love to see as many supporters there as possible to cheer the lads on so if you’d like to join us you can book your seat here.
The other upcoming games to look forward to are….
Sat 9th Sept away at West Auckland Town 15:00 League
Fri 15th Sept v Seaham Red Star 19:30 League
Sat 23th Sept v Ilkley Town 15:00 FA Vase
Wed 27th Sept away v Northallerton 19:30 League
Sat 30th Sept vBishop Auckland 15:00 League
Heaton Stan A
Heaton Stan A sit at the top of the league and made it six wins out of six with a hard fought 5-2 win at FC United of Newcastle on Wednesday evening.
Following a strong finish to their preseason, their season got off to a flyer as they raced into a 6-0 half time lead at Newcastle City, with the game finishing 8-1.
Next up came a tricky looking game at Walker Central where the lads came back from being undeservedly 2-0 down just after half time to secure a 5-2 victory, with James Harper netting four.
The following Saturday saw us make the short trip across to Cullercoats for a grudge match that saw us emerge from it with a thumping 6-0 win.
That was followed a first home game of the season as well as probably their best performance of the season so far as they won 7-2 in what is effectively a derby.
A comfortable but disjointed 7-4 victory over Great Park FC in the league cup was then followed up last night by a gritty 5-2 victory at FC United.
38 goals in 6 games sees them as the only team left with a 100% record in their division, as well as safely into the next round of the league cup.
Blyth Town U23s (A) – 26/8
Hazelrigg (A) – 2/9
Ellington (H) – 9/9
Chemfica (A) (Cup) – 16/9
Chemfica (A) – 23/9
Benton (A) – 30/9
We could not be more excited to build up to our teams first league games which begin in September. We will have teams playing at Central Venues (up to Age 11) and then others playing home games at Paddy Freemans. A lot of hard work has gone in over the last 4 weeks to get our 90 plus players registered with the club and leagues.
Some photos of our teams to follow in next months update!
U14 Girls Team – Players Needed
Our Saturday U14 Girls team are still looking for 1 or 2 players to complete the squad for the upcoming season, if you know someone who might be interested please let us know at email@example.com
Heaton Stannington Sunday
As you may have seen we now have a Sunday team. After discussions The Old Post Office who play their home games at Paddy Freeman’s Park have agreed to join our fold and rebrand as Heaton Stannington Sunday.