TONY'S PROGRAMME NOTES

Happy New Year! A very warm welcome to all of the club officials, the coaching and playing staff and supporters of Biggleswade Town – welcome to Creasey Park. It’s often at this time of year that people take stock and make resolutions for the New Year, to set goals and plans for the year ahead. Well, at DTFC, we did that at the beginning of the season and our plans remain unchanged and our resolution remains firm. We set out to build a new football club from the bottom up - new officials, a new management team and a 95% new squad. We remain hugely appreciative to Gedeon Okito and John Sonuga for sticking with us from last season. We passionately belief that there is a right way to do things

REPORT: BANBURY UNITED

There was nobody with a bigger smile on their face on a soggy and bitterly cold Boxing Day afternoon in Oxfordshire than Tony McCool, who with only 15 available players, including a fit again, Casey Harker, had masterminded a well deserved victory against Banbury Utd. There was nobody either who deserved to have had the biggest smile on his face than Tony McCool, who has stuck manfully to his task of developing a strong group of talented young men in order that they can achieve their own individual potential and in doing so produce a Team of skilled footballers proud to be wearing the Dunstable Town shirt. Through adversity beyond all description, Tony & his management Team have gone about

REPORT: KETTERING TOWN

There was to be no early Christmas cheer for Dunstable Town on Saturday afternoon as Kettering Town ran out 6-0 winners in a match that threatened at times to overspill into a bad tempered re-run of last season’s fixture when Dunstable had won 3-1. Dunstable gave debuts to new signings, Alex Ward from Kings Langley, who had an impressive game in the heart of midfield, and Ethan Lamptey who had been signed from Northampton Town, and showed skilful endeavour throughout. There was a start for Eldon Maquemba while Arel Amu was rested but came on as a second half substitute as did Jonny Barnett and Ryan Young. Kettering had lost at home in midweek to Hereford FC in a game their officials thought

REPORT: BASINGSTOKE TOWN

The Club was proud to have secured both a Match Sponsor in the form of Crown Precision Engineering (CPE) in Milton Keynes and a Match Ball Sponsor courtesy of Jeremy Hayes, who is the father of our on-loan goalkeeper, Nick Hayes. This is, to the best of my knowledge, the first time in a long time that dual sponsorship has been secured and is testimony to the faith and belief that companies and individuals have in this Club, its work & its philosophy. A huge thank you to both CPE MK & Jeremy Hayes for their wonderful support. There had been an early morning pitch inspection to judge whether all of the pitch would thaw from the sharp overnight frost. Once again the Club would like to extend it

REPORT: CORINTHIAN CASUALS

The morning postponement of the First Team's match against Weymouth allowed the Chairman & Secretary to venture deep into Surrey to watch Simon Reilly & Colin Lauder's young Development side take on higher league opponents, Corinthian Casuals, in the 2nd round of the Mike Bidmead Suburban League Challenge Cup. The Casuals are steeped in non-league history and in 2015 were invited to Brazil to play their professional namesakes, Corinthians Paulista, who play in the top tier of the Brazilian league. Corinthians Paulista formed in 1910 and had taken the name Corinthians inspired by the original incarnation of Corinthian Casuals. Corinthian Casuals played out a highly creditable 0-0 draw. Photo

REPORT: HITCHIN TOWN

For the second game in succession Dunstable Town’s fine first half performances were undone in the 47th minute when game turning goals have been scored by our opposition. On Tuesday night Dean Ager’s second minute of the second half strike for Bishop’s Stortford proved to be the goal which changed the flow of the match, and today Hitchin Town’s man of the match, Tremeyne Charles decided the outcome of the game with a sweetly driven drive which left Dunstable keeper Nick Hayes with no chance of keeping it out. Overall this was another one of those “so nearly” games, which Dunstable were unlucky to lose and did more than enough to have secured what would have been a well-deserved point. There

McCOOL'S POST HITCHIN THOUGHTS

In recent games we have had to deal with a depleted squad through injury and availability and that is on top of the usual key challenges we have to face. So being faced with opposition in good form and sitting well in the table should have meant this would be a daunting task. But fear is something we don’t have now and knowing Hitchin, can benefit from sending match scouts to our games it proved they indeed take the task seriously and also meant that those circumstances meant we had nothing to lose. Nick Hayes was due back following his England training and with 3 Centre Backs out we felt we had nothing to lose in fielding some fresh faces that have impressed in training. Nik came in at cent

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through its annually elected Club Officers, constituting the Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.