Yup, we became the only team all season to take points off IKFC as they strode manfully to win the Third Division title.
We went 1-0 up, an Andy strike proved too hot to handle, the keeper spilled it and Jake slipped it into the net. They came back with a fortunate goal, their corner led to 3 shots blocked by our defence only for the final one to lead to the ball spinning out to their corner taker who had a clearer shot at the goal and he tucked it away, 1-1.
Powerful yet precise left foot shot from Andy puts it into the net from a fairly narrow angle on the left hand side of the pitch, advantage to us, 2-1. Their second goal was a shot that got a deflection and Goose's valiant attempt to to keep the ball was a made in vain.
Did they look like a side that were undefeatable? No, either they had a very bad night, we had a very good night, or, most likely, a little bit of both. Our heads were held high at the end of the season.
New season starts - 22nd February 2018 - Fixtures and details published as soon as they are released.
Season's fixtures and results
Thursday  night  superstars
The Don Caster-Rovers squad for Winter 2017 and Spring 2018:
Regular players - Gary Clarke, Jake Coupe, Stuart Dolphin, Paul Havey, Mark Heaney, Martin Hulley, Andy Livesey, Sean Pearson, Phil Rigby, Matt Smith, Joe Thomas and Andy Timms.
Emergency call ups - Mark Clinch, Jonathan Croft, Chris Heaney, Dave Hitchen and Josh Rigby.
The Don Caster-Rovers Management Team:
John ‘The Governor’ Gatheral and Mike ‘The Enforcer’ Rigby.
We're often looking for top talent that fancy 40 minutes of football on a Thursday evening.
If you're interested have a look at the page that shows where the games are played and contact me by email if you want more information.
It's a 3G surface; we play outdoors; 40 minutes (2 x 20 minute halfs); shin guards are compulsory; you must be a minimum of 16 years old; and the Leisure Centre dictate that it's guys only (sorry ladies). Kick offs are between 7pm and 9.15pm. Send me an email, now.
Penwortham Leisure Centre has now ‘signed up’ with the FA FULL-TIME League Administration system. This is a web based way of managing football leagues on-line and it allows anyone to check fixtures, results, tables etc.
The FA website link is here, go to Football Association League Administration page.
If you're an individual looking for a regular game on a Thursday evening and fall (roughly) into any one of these categories,
▪ keen and committed goalkeeper,
▪ no nonsense defender,
▪ inspirational midfielder,
▪ phenomenal forward.
Well, you're just the sort of fellow we'd like to meet. Even if you only partly fulfil one of the above descriptions, get in touch. Use the Contact page to send me an email.
Thanks, I hope to hear from you soon.
© 2017 John Gatheral