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Parson Drove Football Club 2013/14
Back Row : Mark Clifton (Sponsor & Kitman), Artur Mikaila, Kieran Bates, Jordan Bliss, Callum Summers, Johnny Harnwell,
Gavin Plume, John Feltell, Lyndon Waters, Adie Peck (Asst.Manager).
Front Row : Sam Rey, Shaun Elsey, Anthony Melton, Richard Harnwell (Manager), Adam Bunton, Ricky Melton, Kerry Richardson, Jordan Allen.
Upcoming Fixtures at Main Road
NEWS FROM THE DROVE
- SAT.DEC.14th - PARSON DROVE v WHITTLESEY BLUE STAR (Cup) - 1:30 PM.
- SAT.DEC.28th - PARSON DROVE v OAKHAM UNITED - 2 PM.
... Little comfort to be had from recent results - no point using this arena to comment on the whys and wherefores, despite some harsh football lessons of late there will be better days ahead I'm sure.
... Player Profiles have been updated, please click on the Meet The Players link below the smaller team photo - warning - go there at your own risk, some of it is scary reading !
... At last something to show from our efforts - only a point but hard won and much needed. Drove held a half-time lead thanks to a curious goal from keeper Callum Summers. The Coates keeper's habit of straying well off his line was punished by a punt from Summers which bounced in front and over the out of position goalie and into his unguarded net.Coates deserved their equaliser though it came courtesy of a penalty early in the second half, and then it was a case of stout defending and hanging on for the point.
... Sadly this result was not unexpected given our struggles in the Peterborough Prem. It was always going to be a big ask for a result in this Cup match against opposition playing their league football at a higher level than the PPL.The giant wasn't for slaying today.
... A huge thankyou to Angie & Mark at The Swan who donated £340 to the football club from the proceeds of their Harvest Auction.
...well it was a learning experience. There is never going to be much consolation found in a 1-9 defeat at home, but it has to be said, Kings Lynn Reserves, new to this League this season - and one suspects only here for a one season visit, are much too big a fish for this pond.
Our players pay to play, theirs are semi-pro, allegedly their players were on £80 a man yesterday. The Drove played well at times and it was encouraging that heads didn't drop when it became obvious it was going to be a tonking.
...The PDFC Committee would like to thank the players for their magnificent support of the Race Night last night, the evening raised well over £500 - money desperately needed to keep the club afloat. Well done 'Arnie and the lads. Big thankyou too, to all the race sponsors and of course to Angie & Mark at the Swan for their support of the event.
...Despite another loss we have to remember we are not just a team in transition, we are a completely new team cobbled together for the survival of this club - and there are distinct signs of improvement every time we play despite the results.
Remember our Race Night this Saturday at The Swan,to raise much needed funds for the club.
...There is a Race Night to raise funds for the club on Saturday 12th October- we urge all players and friends to attend and support the event, everyone is welcome - you do not need to be associated with the club, please come along. Swan Inn, Parson Drove, 8:30pm.
Our Cliff Bullen Cup game against Waterbeach on the 12th has been cancelled - they have withdrawn from the competition. At this time we have no fixture now on the 12th but that might well change - watch this space.
...Manager Richard Harnwell was pleased with this performance but disappointed there were no points to show for the player's efforts.Drove played some good football in spells but actual clear cut goal scoring opportunities were few - likewise for Ramsey who grabbed the win by making the most of one of the rare chances they had. That goal came after half an hour and was the last real threat Ramsey posed, but sadly it proved decisive.
...A 7-0 loss, your editor was away for this one and hasn't seen anyone to get a report - but after last week against the same opposition, the score is not a surprise. Netherton are favourites to win the League this season and the Drove are making up the numbers at the moment, we will probably have a few more results like this to suffer, but under our "new" set up and the character of the people involved, things will get turned around and not before too long I shouldn't think.
...this was a battle, stirring stuff. No-one would argue that Netherton are a very good team and they had played all the football, but Drove fought like lions, bodies were thrown in front of the advancing Netherton play - for the cost of two red cards - both for tackles which in times gone by would have been viewed as robust but fair. Netherton when they did find a way through were wasteful of their chances with some shocking finishing and with the Drove down to 9 men with 20 minutes to go it became frenzied, backs to the wall stuff, and then the ref who indicated 5 minutes added on time actually played 12 minutes extra - it was almost too much for the home teams tired bodies to bear but they hung on, heroes to a man.Final Score 0-0.
...a very good perfromance produced a well deserved first win of the season over Whittlsey Blue Star. The first half started slowly but as The Drove got into the game their play became cohesive and inventive and two well taken goals by Ricky Gunns were the least thet deserved by the interval. Blue Star played better after the break and a 70th minute penalty got them back into the match, but then Gunns scored a controversial third for the Drove, his third of the night securing the three points, Blue Star scored right at the death to make the final score 3-2.
...a 5-1 loss at Riverside, but again,Drove did well to get a team out, we were happy to get the fixture played. Richard Harnwell looks forward to better things as the players he had available played with great team spirit and he looks forward to the return/arrival of several players who have been on holidays etc.
...and so our Premership campaign got under way with a 4-1 loss at Whittlesey United last night. At this time the editor doesn't have any match details but it must be said we owe a huge debt of gratitude to Harnie and the lads for turning out and getting this fixture played. We understood we had dispensation from the League to start our season on the 24th, then were informed on Monday we had to play this fixture last night.Last update I heard we didn't even have a goalkeeper available !
August 8th - UPDATE.Wednesday.August 7th. Training & Registration
Training was well attended last night and plans for new season are going well. These are exciting times for the club as we celebrate our freedom from the chains of despondency which was our lot so very recently.
Training will be taken by our new Manager, Richard Harnwell, this Wednesday at Main Road 6:30pm. All players will need to fill in their Peterborough League registration forms at this session, these will be handed out on Wednesday. New faces are welcome to trial, local footballers should ring club secretary Stewart Macguire for details (01945 701110) or turn up on Wednesday and introduce yourself (playing field is behind the village hall on Main Road, Parson Drove). Note - any player from last season who has not been contacted by Richard will not be needed and should not attend unless wishing to help the club in some other non-playing capacity.
PDFC - ALIVE & WELL !
Parson Drove Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Harnwell as Manager along with the committment of enough players to ensure Premier (Peterborough) League football is played at Main Road this season.Our first fixture will be on August 24th.
WE FIGHT ON - Training Next Weds July 31st.
WE HAD SOME ENCOURAGING FEEDBACK FROM LAST WEEKS APPEAL AND WE HAVE ANOTHER TRAINING & RECRUITMENT EVENING NEXT WEEK. ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PLAY SOME FOOTBALL AND IS LOOKING FOR A CLUB IS INVITED TO COME ALONG TO THE PARSON DROVE PLAYING FIELD (BEHIND THE VILLAGE HALL, MAIN ROAD) ON WEDNESDAY, 31st JULY AT 6:30PM. OR PHONE STEWART McGUIRE ON 01945 701110.
July 23rd - UPDATE.
AN APPEAL FOR PLAYERS IS BEING MADE THROUGH THE LOCAL PRESS AND OTHER AVENUES. ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PLAY SOME FOOTBALL AND IS LOOKING FOR A CLUB IS INVITED TO COME ALONG TO THE PARSON DROVE PLAYING FIELD (BEHIND THE VILLAGE HALL, MAIN ROAD) THIS WEDNESDAY, 25TH JULY AT 6:30PM.
July 22nd - EMERGENCY MEETING THIS EVENING 7:30 THE SWAN PUB, PARSON DROVE. PROGRAMME - Centenary Match, Parson Drove v Cambridge City (July 5th 2008), we still have a few souvenir programmes left, price £1.50 including p&p in stiff envelope, e-mail (top of page) for further details.
PDFC IS ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION. ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF THIS CLUB, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY PREPARED TO DO SOMETHING PRACTICAL TO HELP, EITHER PLAYING COACHING OR FINANCIAL, SHOULD COME ALONG TONIGHT.IF NO SOLUTIONS ARE FORTHCOMING FROM THE MEETING TONIGHT,THE CLUB WILL,VERY SADLY, HAVE TO CLOSE.