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Non-League Day 2017

This Saturday see’s the annual celebration of non-league day, started seven years ago to promote non-league football during the ‘international break’ and to encourage people to “support their local team”.

 

Supporters up and down the country face a week-end of discontent with no top flight matches due to the international break, but are encouraged instead of sitting at home or going shopping to go out and discover just what their local non-league football scene offers.

Many clubs offer special deals in order to encourage more support this week-end, in the hope a few will come along and enjoy what they see and return again later in the season. Clubs often use the week-end to try and raise money for charity.

Read why ‘NLD’ was set up:

Non-League Day was set up by James Doe in 2010 as a social media experiment, after being inspired by a pre-season trip to Devon to watch Queens Park Rangers play at Tavistock. It has now grown to become an annual part of the football calendar, backed by Premier League and Football League clubs, MPs, celebrities, media organisations, charities and most importantly the non-league clubs themselves and the fans who turn up on the day.

Always scheduled to coincide with an international break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.

Many non-league clubs are almost exclusively volunteer run, with money taken at the turnstiles often funding thriving youth set-ups, projects and facilities which are of benefit to the whole community. The level of skill on offer at non-league grounds will never compare to that at the Emirates Stadium or Old Trafford, for example, but there are other sides to the experience, from which the smaller club will always win hands down. The vast majority of games still kick off at 3pm, ticket prices are realistic, you can often stand (and drink!) anywhere in the ground and will always be guaranteed a warm welcome by people who run their clubs for a love of the game.

Whether you’re a Premier League or Championship fan without a game, a League One or League Two supporter who can’t make an away trip, or just someone who is curious about what their local club has to offer, there is sure to be something to interest everyone

If you are looking for a game to attend Saturday use link provided, all you need to tap in is your postcode: http://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/map.html

 

Sports Shots urges everyone to get out this week-end and discover the teams that are local to you! You never know, you may find a new passion, and when entry costs anything from £4 you’ll have enough to take the kids, other half and some places even admit your pet dog if you ask nicely. (Twitter page ‘non-league dogs’ love these pictures if you do!)

 

To find out more information about the campaign click here: http://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/index.html

 

SSMFL,D2: Unite MK get a mixed start to the season

Unite MK have had a mixed start their Spartan South Midlands league, Division 2 campaign.

Luke Little

Luke Little (33) and Myles Braham (45) fired Unite MK to an away 2-1 victory at Loughton Manor after James Davey had scored in the opening minute for the hosts.

James Davey

Loughton Manor Match details – LINK

Unite MK went down 1-5 at a strong Totternhoe side last night.

Levente Keleman on target for Mark Robinson’s side.

Totternhoe – Match details LINK

SSMFL,D2: Unite MK name management line-up for 2017-18 season

Unite MK are proud to announce our management line up for season 2017-18:
Manager – Mark Robinson
Assistant Manager – Karl Ainsley
Coach – Bob Hewer
Assistant Coach – Steve Winchester
Physio – Marc Kaiser

 

Mark Robinson – Unite MK manager

 

SSMFL,D2: Dickens double helps Unite MK to three points

Ben Dickens struck a double while Levente Keleman was also on target as Unite Mk defeated Clean Slate 3-0 at Manor Fields yesterday.

Ben Dickens – Photograph courtesy of Unite MK

Full match details – CLICK HERE

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SSMFL,D2: Robinson takes the Unite MK hotseat

Unite MK has named Mark Robinson as their new manager.

Mark Robinson – Unite MK manager

In a Club Statement, Robinson has been appointed to replace the outgoing Paul Fisher, who stood down.

Statement:

Unite MK FC would like to announce that Mark Robinson will be the manager as from end of the season, many at the club have worked with, or know Mark very well and the committee decided unanimously that he was the right man for the job.
UniteMK would like to thank all those that contacted the club regarding the position.

SSMFL,D2: Fisher stands down as boss of Unite MK (Club statement)

UNITE MK FC – Club statement

It is with regret that Unite MK have to advise that Paul Fisher has left his position as manager with immediate effect.

Paul has work commitments that meant he couldn’t commit to managing the side as much as he would have liked.

Everyone at the club wishes Paul well for the future, He’s been well respected, well liked and a great servant for the club(s) since he joined.

SSMFL,D2: Dickens double helps give Unite MK maximum points

Ben Dickens double helped give Unite MK a 3-1 victory over Tring Corinthians in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 at the weekend.

Ben Dickens – Photograph courtesy of Unite MK

Dickens struck in the 77th and 90th minute with Unite’s other effort being an own goal.

Full match details – CLICK HERE

SSMFL,D2: Unite MK skipper looks ahead to visit of Tring Corinthians

Sports Shots has talked to Unite MK skipper Karl Ainsley as his side prepare to welcome Tring Corinthians to the Irish Centre, Manor Fields tomorrow (Saturday).

Karl Ainsley

Ainsley said;

Coming into this weekend we are missing a few players but we have some good players also returning, and look to get back to playing football and back to winning ways after last week’s game.

We have had a tough run of fixtures recently and this is a massive fixture for us Saturday against a good Tring team. It will be an interesting game.

We just want the lads to enjoy themselves and play some good football, with the season finishing soon we want to end it on a high with a few more victories.

SSMFL,D2: Dickens treble gives Unite MK third straight win

Ben Dickens struck a hat-trick as Unite MK defeated Amersham Town 5-3 at Manor Fields this afternoon.

Ben Dickens – Photograph courtesy of Unite MK

Karl Ainsley gave Unite MK a third minute lead before Dickens netted his first in the 12th minute.

Dickens made it three with his second on 34 minutes before completing his hat-trick three minutes after the break. The striker has now netted 19 goals this campaign.

Despite Amersham’s efforts, Stephane Zady scored in the 89th minute to wrap up three points as Unite MK recorded their third straight victory.

SSMFL,D2: Tomsik goal gives Unite MK derby win over Peters

Jakub Tomsik scored the only goal of the game as Unite MK beat New Bradwell St Peter in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 tonight.

 

Jakub Tomsik