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Roy of the Rovers Database Story

All of the famous opponents of Melchester Rovers enter the lower leagues to see who will rise to challange the real life teams.
Started on 21 August 2013 by corbmiester
Latest Reply on 25 March 2022 by Nikos Nikolaidis
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My ambition with this save is to take a fictional comic book team as far as I can into the "real world". No famous players are recreated here except for authentic club colors. All teams begin in the lowest tier of English football possible, which will be the Western and Wessex premier Leagues. The teams selected are known to me during the 1980's with a little help from Wikipedia. Teams like Walford who Roy Race once managed, Melboro the Melchester Rovers arch enemy, and even Danefield Utd but without Johnny "Hardman" Dexter of course.

I started as unemployed and took the best offer which came from Danefield United. No team has received any special tweaks or money etc, however all comic book teams operate on a professional status.
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Nice! Could be a great story mate! You should speak to Stam about uploading this database to the site though! I would imagine a lot of people would like to download it!
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Nice start, interesting to see all the teams from the comics, though I've never read them :( Get rid of the caps in the title though :)
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Sorry louis didn't realize about the title caps until posted (got distracted watching Chelsea scrape past Villa tonight. Thanks Nathaniel I will contact him. The only negative thing about this database is that no matter what i do i cannot get new kits to work. Yet it doesn't dampen my pleasure to play this as having great fun with it.
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For those who have no clue who Danefield United are, here are some Wiki pointers.

Johnny Dexter was a fictional footballer who appeared in three different comic strips in the British boys' comic Roy of the Rovers during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. He was a defender, playing centre-back for Danefield United and England and usually left-back for Melchester Rovers. He was amongst the most popular characters in the comic, being the only one other than Roy himself ever to appear on the cover of one of the comic's annuals, and is still fondly remembered by fans of the "golden age" of British sports-themed comics.

Dexter made his debut in the very first issue of the weekly Roy of the Rovers comic, dated 25 September 1976, starring in the strip The Hard Man. Johnny was the titular character, so named because of his rugged style of play and fiery temper, which often got him into trouble with referees. He initially played for Danefield United, but was transferred to Spanish team Real Granpala, where he first encountered Hungarian manager Viktor Boskovic, who followed him back to Danefield when he returned there.
The strip was written by Barrie Tomlinson and usually drawn by Doug Maxted. The tone of the strip was generally light-hearted, with large doses of humour provided by the camp antics of the fat, bald-headed Boskovic, who was fond of kissing his players when they performed well, and often fainted during moments of high drama. Johnny also regularly found himself involved in off-pitch slapstick, including one memorable storyline in which he travelled to Italy to discuss signing for a top Serie A team. After rebuffing the team's owner, he ended up in prison and then was forced to try and flee the country dressed in drag.
The Hard Man ran for nine years, but came to an end (as part of a larger overhaul of the comic) when a rising star named Bobby Williams took Dexter's first team place during a pre-season tour of the continent. When Johnny returned for pre-season training he put in a transfer request, which Viktor accepted. Somewhat bizarrely considering his status as a former England international, the only club to make a bid for Johnny was the worst club in the Football League, Burnside Athletic, who had finished bottom of the Fourth Division in three of the previous four seasons. Johnny was granted a free transfer and appeared in the "Hard Man" strip for the last time on 10 August 1985.

During the summer of 1986, the Melchester Rovers team depicted in the main Roy of the Rovers strip had been decimated by a terrorist atrocity which had killed several players, and Dexter joined the club as one of manager Roy Race's new signings as he re-built the team (making him one of a number of players who migrated from their own strip to the main RotR strip during the comic's lifetime). He continued to play for Rovers until the demise of the weekly comic in 1993 and then went on to appear for them during the subsequent short-lived Roy of the Rovers Monthly, his temper causing rifts with both Blackie Gray and Mervyn Wallace during their spells as Rovers manager. He also memorably had an on-pitch fight with his own team-mate, Roy's son Rocky. While with the Rovers he helped them win the Littlewoods Cup in 1987, the Football League Championship in 1988 and 1992, and the FA Cup in 1990.
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Never read them but good idea.
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Nice idea mate, should be really interesting!
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Now were up to date, this story can now truly begin....Post season....
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"We are hoping that all those trophy wins last season will give us added confidence for this year. We have had a big turn around in squad players during the post season due to wage demands and players we feel we could improve upon.

We have a new goalkeeper in Adam Davies on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, who at 4 stars is our 2nd most talented player. At Right back we've brought in two talented players with a battle on their hands to cement a spot. I signed Shay Facey from Man City U18's who on paper should have the advantage, however 18 yr old Gary Rooney who we signed from Linfield also looks a great prospect.

From Man Utd U18's we picked up left Back Reece James and two solid center Backs to give us a solid rearguard. Corbin-Ong was made our captain due to his International Experience with Canada despite being only 22. Whilst the other Center Back Antwi was captured from AFC Wimbledon who's maturity sees him as vice captain and partner. One is good on the ground whilst the other in the air.

We are lacking in quality widemen and therefore I will be forced to play talented 17 yr old new signing Chris Howells on the right. If we can sign a wideman then Howells will then play in his ideal No.10 spot. Whilst on the left we'll play 20 yr old Jake Gosling the only regular from last year.

In the center sees Ex Man Utd U18 Josh Harrop and Ex Notts County U18 Greg Tempest providing the bullets and creativity. Whilst 17 yr old Welsh red head Dylan Salisbury provides the defensive cover in a 451 formation. We decided to go for a lone striker due to the poor quality of strikers at our disposal which will see Guiseppe Sole as the striker. He did ever so well at the back end of last season creating 7 goals in 8 games played. We will be hoping he leaves the creativity to others whilst banging in the goals.

So in summary our defense this year possess the best markers and positioning in the league along with great pace and heading ability. This will ensure that we play a man to man system with a high line. Whilst in the Midfield area we have the best passers and technicians in the game to ensure we play a short passing game and Barcelona style pressing due to our stamina levels. We will try to break down teams going through the middle with the widemen narrow and look for the killer passes. So all in all we have changed our style to a more fluid one that should see entertaining Football something that was slightly lacking last year."
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DANEFIELD UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB V BURNHAM FC

Burnham F.C. is a non-League football club from Burnham in Buckinghamshire, near Slough. They currently compete in the Southern Football League Premier Division. The team play in blue and white quartered shirts and blue shorts. The manager is Martin Stone and the chairman is Gary Reeves.Home matches are played at The Gore. The Gore has been recently redeveloped, with a new stand and facilities. The club was founded in 1878, Burnham FC is the second oldest club Buckinghamshire. The club spent its first years in various local leagues, and then joined the Great Western Combination league in 1948. 16 years later they moved to the Wycombe Combination in 1964 and then spent one year in the Reading Combination for the 1970-71 season.[2]

The team first joined a senior league in 1971 when they entered the Hellenic Football League Division One A, finishing as runners-up in their first season, followed by a runners-up position in Division One which saw them promoted to the Premier Division. In 1975–76 they were Premier Division champions. In 1977 they switched to the Athenian League, where they achieved two runners-up finishes, and also reached the semi-finals of the FA Vase.

In 1984 Burnham switched leagues to the London Spartan League, where they were champions at the first attempt. The following year the club merged with Hillingdon Borough to form Burnham & Hillingdon F.C., taking over Hillingdon's place in the Southern League.[3][4] In 1987 the club's name reverted simply to Burnham F.C. but performances on the pitch declined and the 1994–95 season saw the club relegated back to the Hellenic League. In four seasons back at this level the club never finished out of the top 5, resulting in promotion back to the Southern League in 1999, where they remain to this day, although due to the renaming and restructuring of divisions they have technically played in three different divisions without ever being relegated or promoted.

Burnham have had modest success in cup competitions. Their best run in the FA Vase came in the 1982–83 season where they lost to Halesowen Town in a two legged semi-final (the home match being the clubs highest recorded attendance). In 1999–2000 they reached the 4th Round of the FA Trophy where they drew Scarborough, then residing in the Conference (they had also recently been relegated from the Football League). Burnham managed a very creditable 1–1 draw at home before losing 6–0 in the replay. In the 2005–06 season Dave Mudge's Burnham side achieved their best run in the FA Cup, losing 3–1 at home to Aldershot Town in the 1st Round Proper. The game was watched by one of the biggest crowds at Burnham in recent years and even saw Burnham appear briefly on Match of the Day.

Burnham completed one of their best seasons in recent memory when they finished 3rd in the Southern League Division One South & West in 2006–07. Due to this league position they entered the promotion playoffs but lost at home in the semi-final 1–2 to eventual playoff winners Swindon Supermarine. This misfortunate was mirrored three seasons later, when, under the managerial guidance of Jamie Jarvis, the Blues again lost out in the semi-final of the play-offs, this time to Chesham United.

The 2012-13 season saw the club gain promotion to the premier division of the Southern league when they finished as champions of Division one central.[5] This will be the first time Burnham have ever played at this level of football.

In FM13 they finished a creditable 5th last season in the Southern league before being transfered into this years Isthmian League. This will be the first time these sides have ever met.

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Welcome all to our opening game of the season and a special welcome to Burnham FC who become the very first real life club to play a league game at our ground. We will be relying on your faithful support to cheer us onto hopefully our opening points of the season. last season was an incredible ride for us as we won the Wessex League Title, Sydenham League Cup, Hampshire Senior Cup, and the FA Vase. It would be too much to ask for a repeat but as outsiders for promotion this year we will expect some kind of challenge for the title.

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Tonight sees my beloved United face this seasons first real test to our title credentials as a Mouriniho inspired Chelsea visit Old Trafford. Chelsea of late seem to have the indian sign over us. Theres no more drogba to handle but instead a worser scenario of handling a clutch of small, tricky, and quick players. A win will send a message to all the league that we are even more dangerous with Moyes than Fergie. A draw though is a likely result but I wont be shocked if Chelsea win here tonight. My prediction 1-1.

Ben Hibbs leads you through United v Chelsea at Old Trafford...

19:21 The players have just come out onto the pitch to do their warm-up and the fans inside Old Trafford sang Wayne Rooney's name. The striker received a lot of support when he came off the bench against Swansea in the opening game of the season too. He played a part in two goals that afternoon, which has earned him a starting spot tonight.

19:14 The United goalkeepers were just given a very warm reception as they made their way out to start their match preparations.

19:13 Chelsea's starting line-up is: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Lampard, Ramires; Oscar; De Bruyne, Hazard, Schurrle. They're playing without any recognised strikers. Interesting stuff from Mourinho. United, on the other hand, are largely as expected.

19:06 The teams are in and it appears Stewart Gardner was correct with his prediction. The team is as follows: De Gea; Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley; Valencia, Rooney, Welbeck; van Persie.

18:51 It's hot and humid inside Old Trafford. The pitch looks a lush green. The groundstaff here have done an incredible job completely relaying the turf. It's the perfect stage. The players will be out to warm up on it relatively soon and we'll have team news soon.

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Pkd	Inf	Name	Position	Nat	Height	Weight	Age	Value
GK		Adam Davies	GK	ENG	6'3"	11 st 13 lbs	22	£80K
DR		Shay Facey	D/WB (R)	ENG	5'8"	11 st 0 lbs	18	£4.5K
DCR		La'Vere Corbin-Ong	D (C)	CAN	6'0"	12 st 3 lbs	22	£16K
DCL	Wnt	Will Antwi	D (C)	GHA	6'2"	12 st 8 lbs	30	£10K
DL		Reece James	D (L)	ENG	5'8"	10 st 7 lbs	19	£14K
DMC		Dylan Salisbury	DM, M (C)	WAL	5'9"	11 st 2 lbs	17	£500
MR		Josh Harrop	D (R), M (RC)	ENG	5'10"	11 st 6 lbs	17	£6K
MCR	Wnt	Chris Howells	M/AM (RC)	WAL	5'7"	11 st 2 lbs	18	£500
MCL		Greg Tempest	M (LC)	ENG	5'9"	11 st 4 lbs	18	£30K
ML	PR	Jake Gosling	M (RL)	ENG	5'11"	11 st 0 lbs	20	£5K
STC		Giuseppe Sole	ST	ENG	5'11"	11 st 9 lbs	25	£8K
S1	PR	James Beasant	GK	ENG	6'2"	14 st 11 lbs	24	£4K
S2		Cédric Abraham	D (C)	FRA	6'0"	11 st 11 lbs	31	£1.5K
S3		Alistair Taylor	M/AM (RL)	ENG	6'1"	12 st 1 lb	21	£16K
S4		Jed Harper-Penman	M/AM (RL)	ENG	5'7"	10 st 5 lbs	19	£4.5K
S5		Nathan Buddle	D (C)	ENG	6'4"	14 st 2 lbs	19	£3.5K
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Danefield United FC 1-0 Burnham FC (Isthmian League 1st Division North)

A young Danefield United side showed that you can win with kids as they came out on top against a much more experienced Burnham FC team on a fine summer's afternoon at Danefield United Stadium.

Striker Giuseppe Sole got Danefield United FC off to a flyer by scoring a real poacher's effort from 11 metres on 4 minutes. Experienced centre-back Steve Casey then summed up his team's performance by nearly gifting Danefield United FC another goal on 48 minutes.

Burnham FC's Smith was forced off by injury in the 76th minute. Then followed controversy as Danefield United FC were denied claims by young midfielder Jake Gosling for a penalty.

Danefield United had a number of attempts at goal but their profligacy meant they didn't score as many as they maybe would have liked.

Player of the Match: Greg Tempest (Danefield United)
Attendance: 8,728
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Sat, 10.8.2013 15:00 Burnham FC H 1-0 Giuseppe Sole (4) Isthmian League 1st Division North
Wed, 14.8.2013 19:45 Guernsey A 2-2 Jed Harper-Penman (72), Nathan Hotte (81) Isthmian League 1st Division North
Sat, 17.8.2013 15:00 Leiston FC H 5-1 Raymond McGroggan (15), Jake Gosling (24, 62), Greg Tempest (41), Giuseppe Sole (75) Isthmian League 1st Division North
Sat, 24.8.2013 15:00 Cheshunt FC A 3-2 Raymond McGroggan (41, 55, 65) Isthmian League 1st Division North
Sat, 31.8.2013 15:00 Ashford Town (Middlesex) H 4-0 Giuseppe Sole (13), Raymond McGroggan (23, 61), David Martin (90) Isthmian League 1st Division North
Wed, 4.9.2013 19:45 Romford A 2-1 David Martin (82), Will Antwi (89) Isthmian League 1st Division North
Sat, 14.9.2013 15:00 Heybridge Swifts H 1-0 Michael Potts (15) Isthmian League 1st Division North
Wed, 18.9.2013 19:45 Guildford City H 2-1 David Martin (33), Giuseppe Sole (pen 79) Isthmian League 1st Division North
Sun, 22.9.2013 15:00 Beaconsfield SYCOB A 1-1 David Martin (21) Isthmian League 1st Division North
Wed, 25.9.2013 19:45 AFC Sudbury A 1-1 Adam Baker (27) Isthmian League 1st Division North
Sat, 28.9.2013 15:00 Ware FC A 3-0 Dylan Salisbury (37, 65, 90+4) Isthmian Ryman League Cup 1st Rnd


Pos Inf Team Pld Won Drn Lst For Ag G.D. Pts
1st Soham Town Rangers 10 8 2 0 17 7 +10 26
2nd Danefield United 10 7 3 0 22 9 +13 24
3rd Maldon & Tiptree Town 10 5 4 1 16 11 +5 19
4th Guernsey 10 4 5 1 19 10 +9 17
5th AFC Sudbury 10 4 5 1 18 9 +9 17
6th Milboro 10 4 5 1 14 10 +4 17
7th Heybridge Swifts 10 5 1 4 15 10 +5 16
8th Burnham FC 10 4 2 4 12 9 +3 14
9th Cheshunt FC 10 3 3 4 14 14 0 12
10th Potters Bar Town 10 2 6 2 8 10 -2 12
11th Beaconsfield SYCOB 10 3 2 5 17 18 -1 11
12th Leiston FC 10 2 5 3 11 14 -3 11
13th Ware FC 10 3 2 5 10 13 -3 11
14th Ashford Town (Middlesex) 10 3 2 5 10 18 -8 11
15th Romford 10 2 4 4 14 17 -3 10
16th AFC Hayes 10 3 1 6 9 15 -6 10
17th Guildford City 10 2 3 5 10 20 -10 9
18th Godalming Town 10 0 7 3 8 12 -4 7
19th Horsham YMCA 10 1 3 6 8 16 -8 6
20th Wroxham FC 10 1 3 6 10 20 -10 6
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DANEFIELD UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB V GODALMING TOWN http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/Ahiya_Level/NONLEAGUESEASONSTART_zpsf7adc2bb.jpgThe club traces its origins to Godalming United FC, a club formed in 1950 by former pupils of Godalming Grammar School. In 1970 Surrey Senior League side Farncombe folded. Godalming took over their debts and their Meadrow ground, changing their name to Godalming & Farncombe FC and the name of the ground to Weycourt.

The club was accepted into the Combined Counties League in 1979, and in 1980 changed its name again, this time to Godalming Town FC. The team were league champions in 1983–84 but subsequently slipped down the league until by the early 1990s they were regularly battling against relegation.

In 1992 the Guildford Football Appeal donated money towards the cost of adding floodlights to the ground, and in return the name of the club was changed once more, to Godalming & Guildford FC.

During the 2005 close season, the club reverted to the name Godalming Town.

In 2005–06 Godalming won the Combined Counties League title and were promoted to the Isthmian League Division One South, the highest level at which the club had ever played.

In the 2009–10 season manager Chuck Martini led the side to the play-off final, where they lost 2–1 to Folkestone Invicta, and the Surrey Senior Cup final, where the G's beat Isthmian League Premier Division side Sutton United 2–1.
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Godalming Town play their home games at Wey Court, Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3JE.

When the club took over Wey Court, a new pitch was laid on the site of an old waste tip, although drainage problems and subsidence meant the team had to play at Broadwater Park for a period.

In 1985 another local club, Addlestone & Weybridge Town, folded and, before their ground at Liberty Lane was demolished, Godalming purchased the stand and perimeter fence, re-erecting the stand at Weycourt with seating and a fascia added.

In 1995 a new turnstile building was erected incorporating a turnstile from Millwall's old ground, and in 1996 the clubhouse was refurbished. In 2006 another turnstile was donated, this time by Southend United and a new covered stand was built.

Last season in FM13 they finished 12th in the Southern league 1st Div central.However this season they are finding this new league a bit tough and occupy one of three relegation spots.

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/Ahiya_Level/MANAGERSPEAKSFM_zpsd2794baa.jpg" Welcome everyone to another home game against a struggling Godalming side. The fact that our opponents have found it hard going so far is no excuse for us to think we will easily win when we turn up. We have to keep our concentration levels up to maintain our unbeaten start. Congratulations to our defensive midfielder Dylan Salisbury who amazingly hit a hat-trick in our away win over Ware FC. After a couple of draws it was refreshing to get back to winning ways.With your support we hope to continue this unbeaten run today.
http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/Ahiya_Level/MANAGERSREALTALK_zps5c314ee0.jpg After watching a boring 0-0 draw at home to Chelsea three things were learned. 1. Chelsea respects our firepower so much that he decided to flood the midfield without a striker and park the bus. 2.This game showed why we need a top level midfield creator. Fellani is not the answer but his power is needed. Why don't we get Kaka or Ozil even if on loan. 3. Kagawa is at Kaka and Ozil's level now but is not trusted for a big game like this and even Clown Cleverley keeps him out?
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ADAM DAVIES ON LOAN KEEPER FROM SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY HAS SO FAR BEEN OUR MOST OVERUSED PLAYER PLAYING IN EVERY GAME SO FAR. A SUCCESSFUL SEASON IS TO KEEP HIM INJURY FREE.

Goalkeeping
Aerial Ability 9
Command Of Area 12
Communication 9
Eccentricity 6
First Touch 5
Free Kick Taking 6
Handling 11
Kicking 9
One On Ones 11
Penalty Taking 1
Reflexes 11
Rushing Out 8
Tendency To Punch 9
Throwing 9

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/Ahiya_Level/MATCHREPORT_zps056a3923.jpgDylan Salisbury was the best player on the park this afternoon during Danefield United's convincing 3-0 Isthmian Ryman League Cup First Round victory over Ware FC, according to TEAMtalk.com.

The Danefield United FC defensive midfielder put in a superb performance for his side and will be delighted that he was able to cap his display with three goals. Salisbury gave Danefield United FC the lead with a tap-in in the 37th minute. Salisbury added his 2nd goal of the game with a nice effort from 10 metres on 65 minutes.

Salisbury completed the rout on 94 minutes with a free kick. The defensive midfielder's accuracy of passing was a contributing factor towards this impressive display.

Salisbury has been in superb form for Danefield United so far this season, contributing three goals and two assists in ten appearances.
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Danefield United's thirty-six games unbeaten from Saturday 2nd February 2013 is a new Danefield United record. Also the six games won in a row between Saturday 17th August 2013 and Wednesday 18th September 2013 is a new Isthmian League 1st Division North record.
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Danefield United FC 2-0 Godalming Town (Isthmian League 1st Division North)

A highly polished performance from the Danefield United FC players saw their team run out 2-0 winners over Godalming Town at Danefield United Stadium.

Midfielder David Martin got Danefield United FC off to a flyer by scoring an incisive finish from 13 metres on 5 minutes. David Martin put in a player of the match performance. The left midfielder's work rate was exemplary as he covered every blade of grass on the pitch. Martin has been in superb form on loan at Danefield United so far this season, contributing five goals and three assists in eight appearances. Young striker Raymond McGroggan finally rounded off their victory on 83 minutes with an incisive finish from 10 metres.

United maintain 2nd spot in the league and have extended their unbeaten record in the Isthmian League 1st Division North to eleven games.

Some delightful early season displays have left The Hardmen's fans dreaming of promotion after many pundits predicted little more than a top half finish at the start of the campaign.

Player of the Match: David Martin (Danefield United)
Attendance: 7,874
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DANEFIELD UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB V WARE FC
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Danefield United: 1-6 (Fav) Draw: 5-1 Ware FC: 10-1 (Isthmian League 1st Division North)

Danefield United are sure-fire favourites to overwhelm part-timers Ware FC in what should be a comfortable home encounter for the Hardmen, according to Sky Bet.

Following Danefield United's 1-2 Isthmian League 1st Division North defeat against Wroxham FC last Saturday, Oldman's side are 2nd in the Isthmian League 1st Division North with 37 points from 17 matches. Danefield United have won four of their last five home league games. By winning the forthcoming fixture, Danefield United can move up to 1st in the table and will hope to leapfrog Soham Town Rangers.

Ware FC have been performing above expectations in the Isthmian League 1st Division North so far this season and find themselves in 11th place. Ware FC have lost three of their last five away league games.

The referee for the match will be Jacob Payne.

Ware History

The Club was founded in 1892 and although first called Ware Town soon changed its name to plain Ware FC. This unassuming title makes it probably the shortest named affiliate of the Football Association and has caused problems for programme editors and journalists ever since.

In fact, the Club has been anything but unassuming. It has held senior status from its very beginning, entering the Herts Senior Cup for the first time in 1893, and winning the cup on the first of five occasions in 1899 with a 2-1 win over Hitchin at St Albans. By this time Ware had been instrumental in founding the East Herts League and had won its championship on two of the three times it had been competed for. The club was to win it five more times before moving on to the North Middlesex League in 1907 and then also to the Herts County League in 1908. The Championship of the latter came that season in a three-way play off against St Albans City and Welwyn.

After the First World War the Club gained a league and cup double with a second Herts County League Championship and a fourth Herts Senior Cup win in 1922. The scenes in Ware when the team returned with the Senior Cup tell us something about the hold that football had on local loyalties at the time. The local paper reported that "Large crowds awaited the return of the special train to Ware, everybody being in high spirits. The Cup was marched through the town in front of a cheering throng." Indeed, it was later recalled that the cup was taken through the town on subsequent nights and that stops were made outside public houses where it was charged with beer before being drained by the crowd.

Shortly after this Ware joined the Spartan League in which they were to enjoy several successes, winning the Division 2(B) Championship in 1926, Division 1 in 1951 with the highest "goals for" total ever achieved by a club in the Spartan League, and the Premier Division in 1952. In these later years the Club also made significant progress in the old Amateur Cup meeting many famous sides on the way. One of these was Hendon, against whom Ware drew their largest attendance of 3,800 in the 1st Round in January 1957.

Moving on to the Delphian League and then Athenian League, Ware enjoyed another successful period. Two promotions, two league cup wins and two reserve championships paved the way for progress in the FA Cup. In this Ware reached the First Round proper for the first time in 1968 when they travelled to the then Third Division side Luton Town. The opposition had a 100% home record but the game was scoreless with 30 minutes to go before a judicious substitution broke the stalemate and left Ware beaten 6-1 at the final whistle.

In these successful circumstances it was not surprising that Ware pressed for entry to the expanding Isthmian League. This was achieved for season 1975/76 and they have maintained their place in the league ever since. This is thanks most recently to their Division 2 Championship season of 2005/6 which carried them into Division 1 just before Division 2 was disbanded. Another FA Cup First Round appearance in 2007 has added further distinction with a narrow home defeat against Kidderminster Harriers being watched by 2,123 people, a record for the current ground at Wodson Park.

Before that a tenth Herts Senior Cup Final in 2001 and another in 2008 have emphasised the club's long history and continuity. Ware is the first of only three possible candidates to appear in this final in three separate centuries, evidence that it is still one of the county's leading clubs.
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Welcome everyone to the Danefield Stadium where we take on a Ware side that still harbors chances of a promotion spot. We knocked them out of the Ryman league Cup 0-3 not so long ago and they will be determined to right that wrong.

The weather forecast predicts light drizzle that will give passing a real greasy top. Having been shocked by recent defeats to fellow comic book side Milboro and a struggling Wroxham team, we will take nothing for granted. So bring your brollies and lets hope for another three points.

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Danefield United FC have lost 1-2 to Wroxham FC to record their first defeat in the Isthmian League 1st Division North for five games.

Despite The Hardmen's excellent run without defeat finally coming to an end, the team can be consoled by the fact that they remain firmly in the promotion hunt and consequently are still comfortably exceeding pre-season expectations.

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25 YR OLD GUISEPPE SOLE WAS THOUGHT TO BECOME SURPLUS TO REQUIREMENTS THIS SEASON, BUT FAILURE BY DANEFIELD TO SIGN A TOP CLASS STRIKER HAS SEEN SOLE TAKE HIS OPPORTUNITIES AND BECOME JOINT STOP SCORER WITH 8 GOALS. THIS IS NOT A PROLIFIC AMOUNT BUT HOWEVER HE HAS PERFORMED TO SUCH A HIGH LEVEL THAT HE HAS BECOME KEY TO THE TEAM.GONE ARE THE DAYS OF SPENCER AND DUDFIELD WHO SCORED 30 PLUS GOALS EACH. THESE DAYS UNITED RELY MORE ON CONTRIBUTIONS SPREAD EVENLY.


Technical
Corners 10
Crossing 9
Dribbling 9
Finishing 10
First Touch 9
Free Kick Taking 12
Heading 6
Long Shots 9
Long Throws 1
Marking 5
Passing 7
Penalty Taking 14
Tackling 5
Technique 9

Mental
Aggression 4
Anticipation 9
Bravery 9
Composure 8
Concentration 5
Creativity 7
Decisions 9
Determination 11
Flair 14
Influence 4
Off The Ball 8
Positioning 5
Teamwork 8
Work Rate 6

Physical
Acceleration 12
Agility 11
Balance 9
Jumping 7
Natural Fitness 10
Pace 11
Stamina 9
Strength 7

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