Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The match of the Newtons...

Maiden Newton 3 - 2 Sturminster Newton United

This top of the table clash started badly for the home side as early United pressure eventually led to an inevitable opening goal. Despite further pressure Ollie kept calm in goal and the much smaller Maiden players gradually became more confident. Keiron equalised with a low hard shot that deceived the keeper and the match became more even up to the break.
At half time the boys were told "this is much harder" but they all said they were enjoying it more because it was a close game. In the second half the play was end to end but Sturminster went ahead in amazing fashion direct from a corner with a large crowd wondering how he managed to score from that position. MN now looked for another equaliser with Frederic pushed over as he was shooting but the ref giving a goal kick. Shortly after Frederic was through again but this time the defender tackled from behind and brought him down for a certain penalty. The Stur player then showed very obvious dissent and was shown a yellow card before Frederic drilled home the spot kick.
Before long there was a goalmouth scramble and Frederic was presented with a gaping goal and hit the roof of the net. Sturminster then pressed to the end with the Maiden goal leading a charmed life. Tom, Noah, Thomas, and Charlie all made last ditch clearances with the latter the man of the match for his excellent defending. A very special mention for Jamie as the game was so tight the manager could not make changes and he bravely took one for the team.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fundraising News

The Maiden Newton @ War committee have presented the cheques to the village organisations that had volunteers, or ran areas at the MN@W weekend.

The Youth Football club was not to be left out and received a cheque for £400 which will allow the youth club to purchase some new equipment and help with the running of the club. Special thanks go to those who volunteered their hours to the club and who helped with Rene’s café. We would also like to thank the MN@W committee for their hard work and commitment in supporting the local organisations.

The next MN@W event will take place in June 2012 and we will be looking for volunteers and ideas as to what the football club can do to help. The café will definitely be on the cards again, but maybe we can do something else as well?

The senior club is also running a fundraising race night for both the first team and the reserves to be held at the Chalk on Friday 8th October. Please put this in your diaries, let all your friends and families know, and start saving your betting money now...

Stalbridge match report - Freddie's the man...

The U11's played their first ever home league game against Stalbridge. MN were quickly into a fine passing game but found that the big visiting keeper was hard to beat. The home team continued to create chances and by half time were 5 - 1 ahead. In the second half Oliver replaced Tom in goal and the outfield players were regularly swapped around and substituted to give everyone a game. This gave a more disjointed performance and Stalbridge came more into the game, but the new keeper showed great promise and courage to deny them any second half goals. Meanwhile four more goals were added at the other end for a 9 - 1 final score.

Keiron 4, Frederic 3, Jack 1, Noah 1. Stalbridge's manager insisted on Frederic being man of the match, a lot of teams do this, while in return we nominated their keeper.

So a great start as Played 2, Won 2 Goals for 30 Goals against 1.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

U11's win first game...

Away at Lytchett for a first ever League match in the Dorset League the Maiden Newton lads attacked and almost scored straight from the kick off. Up to half time it was then all one way traffic with the Lytchett defenders under constant pressure. Despite their efforts the score rose to 9 - 0 by half time, with the Lytchett keeper making brilliant saves to keep the score down. Charlie and Thomas won every ball in defence whenever the home team tried to break out.

In the second half the Lytchett lads tried to get a goal but Tom was trying hard to keep a clean sheet and grabbed anything loose in the goal area. Meanwhile the Maiden Newton forwards continued to hit the back of the net on a regular basis with defenders and keeper battling bravely to the final whistle.Praise was due to everyone who took part as supporters, managers, players and referee were as one for the good of the game.
Scorers were Frederic10, Jack 3, Thomas 2, Noah 3, Keiron 1, Charlie 2, for a 21 - 0 record win.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bere Regis U8s tournament

Last photos of the Maiden Newton U-8 team playing at the Bere Regis invitation Tournament on 6th June. Maiden Newton shared the leader table having playing four games and losing just one game 1-0. The weather was brilliant and we enjoyed a cone from the Ice Cream van after the medal presentations.

U11 FA full time website link

If you would like to keep up with the U11s progress this season, please keep an eye on the following link;

It is also listed on the usefull websites below.

Start of new Season Sat 11th September

Training will commence this year this Sat the 11th. Registration and payment of subs will be available from 9am with training starting at 9.30am as usual. If you have never been before please try your first session free.

Subs have been held again at £15 for the season for the first family member and £10 for any subsequent family member which is fantastic value. There will be additional fees for those playing in the U11 squad in the league, please speak to Paul for more details.

When coming training you must remember the following:

Shin pads, boots, trainers, drinks bottle and suitable clothing for the weather conditions.

We look forward to seeing you all again on Saturday.

Paul, Mike, Tony, Dave, Steve and Colin