Evening all and here starts another members newsletter. We hope it finds you all well.
First Team Update
Since the last update a lot has happened for the first team.
After showing Hebburn how to play football we went to Tadcaster in the next round of the FA Cup we had a great day and not even Tadcaster’s tactics could ruin the day, though 2-1 defeat smarted a little.
A week later saw us making the trip to West Auckland (Peter Austin via Bishop Auckland) were a the ever healthy travelling support saw an excellent shift from the lads bring all 3 points back to Tyneside.
There then followed 3 games on the run when we scored 5 goals, 2 in the league which sandwiched a memorable 5-1 victory in the FA Vase against Thackley.
Next up was what will be one of the most memorable games of the season when we beat the highly fancied Bishop Auckland at home.
After draws at home to Newcastle Benfield and away to Boro Rangers and a win at bogey team West Allotment in the league out unbeaten run was finally ended away at Benfield in the Senior Cup.
Thanks to the frankly bloody awful weather we bounced right back with another memorable Grounsell Park night under the lights when we beat Darwen in the FA Vase 3-0.
Here are the upcoming fixtures, please do come along and give the lads your support.
04/11 Crook Town at home. League
11/11 Emley away. FA Vase
15/11 North Shields away. League
18/11 Guisborough at home. League
25/11 Penrith away. League
To try and help as many supporters as possible to be there, we are running discounted coach travel to our fixture at Emley in the FA Vase on the 11th November. Seats cost just £15 and the first coach is already sold out.
We’d love as many people be there as possible to give the lads support and these are always great days out so book your seat on the club shop or speak to Scott or James if you see them at the club or Gary on the turnstile if Saturdays match goes ahead.
Progress on the Pitch
Our U17 Blacks have reached a Cup Final, tie to be played next year
Paddy Freemans Upgrades
We are delighted to be working with Urban Green and Friends of Paddys to improve football facilities at our local park as our Junior teams settle into their new home in the community.
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If you are interested in volunteering either as a coach, assistant or on the admin side then we would love to speak to you contact us at email@example.com
Saturday Bar Opening
As you will have noticed it has proved a struggle recently finding a volunteer to open the bar on Saturday nights. We are working on this and will provide a further update once in a position to.
Where we are unable to find a volunteer in the meantime we will advise the day before, so if you don’t hear otherwise, the club will be open and please do come down for a drink.
Saturdays have become the quietest night that the bar is open, so once we have a solution to having the bar open regularly we will be looking at initiatives to try to increase attendance on Saturday nights.
Keep your eyes peeled for this but in the meantime we will sign off. Now get those coach seats to Emley booked.