Top Goalscorers (according to Full-Time)
Steve Harding - Liphook United - 28
Nathan Gray - QK Southampton - 21
Ben Chambers - Locks Heath - 15
Darren Ferguson - Clanfield - 13
Jordan Whiteley - Fleetlands - 12
Tom Reffell - Four Marks - 16
Thomas Mackinder - Upham - 16
Luke Maurin - Upham - 15
Steve Brown - Four Marks - 14
Alex White - Netley Central Sports - 14
Matthew Grindel - Liphook United Res - 21
Cain Prentice - Bush Hill Res - 15
Craig Phillips - Winchester Castle Res 15
Charlie Coombs - Bush Hill Res - 14
Jordan Goulding - Fleetlands Res - 14
Paulsgrove 1 Whitecroft and Barton Sports 2
Bit of a slow-burner this one, with the visiting favourites, top of the IOW League, clearly on top but the home team battled away and nearly took it to penalties, the winner coming very late on. The Grove hardly got out of their half for the first half hour, with the visitors' Yelland and Prezepolewski (who's played for a few teams on the mainland) running the show. The former had an early chance, over the bar, which is also where the latter's lob went when one-on-one with keeper Walker. Yelland tested Walker and sub Lambert forced him into a good save from a rare flowing move. Prezepolewski chipped another shot wide as all the home team had to offer was a battling midfield and stern defending, nothing happened further up the pitch. McCance had their only shot in the first half, easily saved. Both teams were forced to make early substitutions, but it was never a dirty game. Just before the break Walker pushed away a dangerous cross and did well to block the onrushing Yelland. HT 0-0. The home team were improved after the break, and the game was more even, but with few chances at first. On the hour W&B's Appell cut in from the left and his shot hit the top of the bar. Yelland's hooked shot was then gathered by Walker. The home team had a couple of shots too, and True even had to save a shot by Hatton. On 73 mins came the long-overdue lead for the visitors - a cross from the left (right-back Gibbs was carrying an injury at this stage) found its way to Prezepolewski, who hooked it in, to great jubilation, and relief. But incredibly they let the lead slip six mins later as a back pass was spilled by True, and the ball was crossed in for Hird to hammer the ball into the corner. Both teams went for the win, Hatton's 35-yarder went over, and Appell went close too. on 87 mins came the winner, another cross from the left was headed on and Yelland got there just before Walker to win the ball and tap it into the net. The visitors had another couple of chances to make it three but held on comfortably. In injury time a foul led to mass handbags, there was a 'head to head' and the home team's Hatton was sent off. This match should have been played last Sat but was postponed when popular Portsmouth ref Mick Foster failed to appear. When Paulsgrove phoned his house they were told that he had passed away during the night. There was a minute's silence before this game. RIP, Mick. Fittingly, his replacement as ref today did a great job. (Paul Harris)
First Aid Courses
Any club wishing to put one of their officials/volunteers on the Hampshire FA First aid course to give you additional medical coverage at your matches, the league are willing to reimburse the cost (£25) once your representative has completed it.
A list of current courses and their venues in Portsmouth/Totton/Basingstoke can be found on the Hampshire FA website.
If any of your volunteers have completed the course since 1st August 2016, or are already booked on any of the upcoming full up courses, please send proof the course has been successfully completed to the league secretary, and we will arrange to reimburse you the cost of the course.
Division 1 Clubs looking for promotion to the Senior Division
A reminder to any Division 1 club seeking to apply for promotion that your application must be received by the secretary by 31st January.
Payments to the League
Clubs are encouraged to make any payment to the league by BACS transfer and if necessary amend their bank account in order to do so for the start of the 2017-18 season.
Details of the league’s bank account to make a bank transfer can be found on the relevant invoice/fine notice.
In the meantime, can clubs please ensure all cheque payments are sent directly to the treasurer Peter Sowton with a note of what the payment is for, rather than sent to any other league official.
Peters’ address can be found in the handbook.
If you have any issue or require advice on any football matter, don't forget there are 2 club reps Don Campbell from QK Southampton and Stuart Wallis from Clanfield who can bring any issue up on your behalf at the monthly committee meetings.
Both are more than willing to help.
Don Campbell - firstname.lastname@example.org 07801 550337 + Stuart Wallis - email@example.com 07765 238231
Unfortunately the cost of replacing the Mitre balls has become prohibitive, and whilst we work to find a new ball supplier for next season, for the remainder of the season if your club needs to we are happy to allow the use of a Nike "Premier" football this season. If your club would like some, please speak to Jim Garcia at Paulsgrove FC (firstname.lastname@example.org) who can point you to suppliers who can supply them at a reasonable cost.
Fines for Failing to Notify The Fixture Secretary of your Result
To avoid an unnecessary fine, text Derek on 07557 857568 within 45 minutes of the final whistle details of your result. Senior Division clubs are also required to give details of the goal scorers and minute goal scored in, whilst Division 1 clubs and Combination Division sides are encouraged to do so.
Referee Report Forms
A reminder to all clubs that you must give the referee a copy of the referee report form. For those that no longer have the pads given to clubs at the AGM, If you require a blank copy, to print out, please contact the league secretary.
Referees – please remember to return this to email@example.com as soon as possible after the game.
Please remind your teams not to throw any old sock tape, drink bottles in the bin, rather than simply dropping them on the floor. Please also refrain from using the showers to wash boots and subsequently blocking up the showers and drains. You wouldn’t do it at home, so please treat the changing rooms the changing rooms and your opponents volunteers with the respect they deserve.