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Tuesday 26th September

First Division

Calne Town19:45Malmesbury Victoria
Cheddar19:45Chard Town
Corsham Town19:45Warminster Town
Devizes Town19:30Welton Rovers
Keynsham Town19:45Roman Glass St George
Portishead Town19:30Almondsbury
Radstock Town19:30Chippenham Park
Wincanton Town19:30Bishops Lydeard

Premier Division

First Division

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Latest News

FA Vase Preview

The draw for the first round proper of the FA Vase, released on Monday lunchtime, features just one all Western League clash, as Street go to Willand Rovers, having already succumbed at Silver Street, 2-0 just over a month ago writes Kerry Miller.

With prize money at stake and both teams in the mix for the league championship, it is undoubtedly the tie of the round in the west.

At the opposite end of the league’s catchment area, Malmesbury Vics have yet to discover when their abandoned tie at London Lions on Saturday will be rescheduled. A horrible injury to Sam Parker, who broke a kneecap when cashing into some pitch side barriers, caused the early finish and a headache, as Lions are an all-Jewish club and the holiest day in their calendar, Yom Kippur, starts on Friday and ends on Saturday night, meaning a return to Arkley Lane Barnet will not happen on Saturday.

The winners will entertain one of England’s oldest and most famous amateur teams, Clapton FC, who play at the Old Spotted Dog ground and who in recent years have acquired a support known as the Clapton Ultras, so if Vics do get through they have a noisy afternoon ahead of them.

Odd Down will be watching Wednesday’s tie between Tavistock and Camelford closely as the winners of that Devon/Cornwall derby have the trip to the Lew Hill Memorial ground to look forward to.

Tavistock should be too good for their SW Peninsula League colleagues, as they are reigning champions and are well known up country, having beaten Shepton Mallet twice and Keynsham Town in FA ties recently, before beating Southern League Taunton Town in an FA Cup replay at Wordsworth Drive this month.

Wellington have a home draw with Wessex League Downton, who they have played in this competition before, although the Wiltshire club have dropped down a division since and are tenth in Division One, with four wins from seven games.

Westbury United also have Wessex League opposition with the visit of US Portsmouth to Meadow Lane. United Services no longer consist of servicemen only and play at the imposing Victory Stadium, in Portsmouth. They are sixth in the same division as Downton and with an identical record.

Cadbury Heath have a trip to Oxfordshire to take on relegated Wantage Town, who are now in the Hellenic League Premier Division having gone down from the Southern League alongside Bridgwater Town last May. Wantage play at Alfredian Park, an attractive set up in a pleasant area where Heath will be looking to bounce back from their heart-breaking late FA Cup exit at home to Bridport last Wednesday.

Radstock Town go to pastures new at the same time as they travel to Portsmouth to take on the impressively named Baffins Milton Rovers. Rovers are a young club, having come into being when two prominent Sunday clubs in Portsmouth, joined forces and moved to Saturdays. They have a new ground, named the Kendall Stadium, overlooking Langstone Harbour and have won four of ten Wessex League Premier Division games leaving them seventh.

Making the reverse journey are another Wessex club, Alton, who ply their trade in Division One. The complex history of football in Alton would take an age but the current club moved to Anstey Park and merged with a youth club, when their brewery owned ground was taken from them after many years of wrangling. They travel to Hengrove Athletic, who are mid-table in the Premier Division after a steady start for a match which is hard to call. Alton hammered Amesbury Town for seven on Saturday so know where the goal is.

Finally, Bridgwater Town will have expected to have a better draw after their stunning win in Cornwall last Saturday, but they are on the road again to travel to Wessex Premier Bashley.

The Hampshire side have had a torrid time of late with rumours of mergers, relegations and ground loss, but they are still in their scrapping seemingly not that far away from some of their heady days with three Wessex titles and an FA Vase semi-final defeat to Emley. The Robins can beat anyone on their day and another winning cheque is not out of the question.

125 Representative Match

The following players have been selected to represent the Western League in the representative match vs England C on Wednesday 11th October 2017

JAMIE BARTLETT - BRADFORD TOWN
RICKY SCOTT - BRADFORD TOWN
DAN COTTLE - BRADFORD TOWN
JORDAN WALKER - BITTON
JOE McCLENNON - BITTON
LIAM HEAD - BUCKLAND ATHLETIC
LLOYD GARDNER - BUCKLAND ATHLETIC
JARED LEWINGTON - BUCKLAND ATHLETIC
SEKANI SIMPSON - CLEVEDON TOWN
OLLIE BARNES - CLEVEDON TOWN
RYAN GISSANG - CLEVEDON TOWN
JAKE HODGSON - CRIBBS
WARREN MAIDMENT - MELKSHAM TOWN
MIKE PERROTT - MELKSHAM TOWN
DAN DEMKIV - MELKSHAM TOWN
CRAIG HERROD - STREET
DAVID O'HARA - STREET
LUKE AIDEN - WILLAND ROVERS
LUKE MORTIMORE - WILLAND ROVERS

St Austell 4 - Bridgwater Town 5 (AET)

The latest match report from Kerry Miller can be found on the Match Reports page.

MATCH REPORTS

The Podcast

Podcast.
On this weeks interviews with Portishead Town's Manager, Mark Williams and Darren Perrin, in his role as manger of the Western League Representative XI.

Missed one of our Podcasts? You can find them all by following this link

Team of the Month

Team of the Month.

League President Brian Beer presents the First Division Team of the Month Award to Bristol Telephones.

Team of the Month

Team of the Month.

Director Malcolm Price presents the Premier Division Team of the Month Award to Captain Brett Worbey of Willand Rovers.

Monthly Awards

August Awards.

Congratulations to all the winners!

125th Anniversary Pin Badge

125 Pin Badge.

The league has for sale a limited number of 125th Anniversary pin bagdes. The cost is £2.50 plus £1 postage.

If you would like to buy a badge, email Sue Merrill sue.merrill@toolstationleague.com

Physio Wanted

Keynsham Town are looking to appoint a Physiotherapist to join our First Team. The post would suit a hardworking, enthusiastic individual with an interest in sports medicine who is seeking to further their experience base in a sporting environment. Anyone interested should contact Club Secretary Julian French on 07814 609853 or jules1233@live.com

New Android App Now Available

Android App.
The Android version of our league app is now available on the Google Play Store. And it's FREE!

Keep up to date with all the latest fixtures and results for the Toolstation Western Football League. Follow your favourite Western League club with the 'Clubhouse' giving you their last result and their next fixture. Get directions to the match at the touch of a button using your devices maps app. Find information about all the Western League clubs including admission prices, kick off times and contact details.

Our thanks to Cocoon Development for writing and developing both our apps.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP

125th Anniversary

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Started in 1892 the Western League will be celebrating 125 Years of football next season. This photo is of Welton Rovers from the 1913-14 Season and we are looking for more old photographs of Western League clubs.

If you have any old photos or know of anyone who does we do not want the original. Please scan it and email it to Andy Radford. If you are unable to scan it and need help, please let us know.

Our thanks to Ian Nockolds and Paul Myers for the photo.

Sport Financial Services

Sports Financial Services was set up to some 2 years ago to help sports club, in particular Toolstation Western League clubs, to help and aid them achieve success with improvements they needed with infrastructure projects to enable them to move up the Pyramid System or to update their current facilities.

During this time we have managed to secure over £300,000 from the Football Foundation and Sports England towards ground improvements for Keynsham Town FC, Barnstaple Town, Oldland Abbottonians, Gillingham FC, and Street FC. We are currently working with three other Toolstation clubs trying to secure funding for projects that they want to achieve.

If you are interested in having a project you have in mind discussed, we would be only be too happy to listen and advise accordingly. If you'd like to make contact with your initial ideas, you can contact us on our website at: sportsfinancialservices.com

Alternatively give us a call on 07754543719 or 07454320934

You can dowload further details by following this link

App.

Toolstation League App Now Available

The new Toolstation Legaue App for iPhone and iPad is now available to download.

Keep up to date with all the latest fixtures and results for the Toolstation Western Football League. Follow your favourite Western League club with the 'CLUB HOUSE' giving you their last result and their next fixture. Get directions to the match at the touch of a button using your devices maps app. Find information about all the Western League clubs including admission prices, kick off times and contact details and more...

Click on the image to download the our new App now!

Concussion Guidelines

Information is available on how to recognise concussion and on how concussion should be managed from the time of injury through to safe return to football. At all levels in football, if a player is suspected of having a concussion, they must be immediately removed from the pitch, whether in training or match play.

You can dowload a copy of the FA's Booklet by following this link

Western League Almanac.

Western League Almanac

A complete history of the Western League with tables, all time club and ground details, cup results, biographies of personalities etc.

Follow >> THIS LINK for further details and how to buy the book.

Armed Forces

Armed Forces.The current men and women of Her Majesty's Armed Forces are doing such an exceptional job both at home and abroad during these difficult times.

The Toolstation Western Football League is proud to offer all current serving members of HM Forces FREE ADMISSION to all League matches.

Proof of ID will be all that is required at the turnstile.

MATCH ACTION

Welton Rovers vs
Corsham Town

Saturday 23 September 2017

Cadbury Heath vs
Bridport

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Cheddar vs
Corsham Town

Saturday 16 September 2017

Calne Town vs
Bishops Lydeard

Saturday 16 September 2017