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Southern League Delay Div 1 KO

The Southern League have announced that the division one campaigns will be delayed for a week due to FA Cup fixture commitments.

Plans revealed this week explained the decision:

League Statement

Following information and discussions with the FA, it has been confirmed that at least 20 clubs at Step 4 will have to enter the FA Cup at the Extra Preliminary stage, which is being played on Saturday 11th August.

Therefore, the Southern League have taken the decision to delay the start of the Division One season until Saturday 18th August (Premier Divisions to commence on 11th August). By doing so this will have two advantages:

Those clubs drawn to play in the FA Cup will not have to postpone a Saturday fixture or potentially a midweek fixture if a replay occurs.

Provides an even playing field so that all clubs will be allocated the same number of Saturday and midweek fixtures at the start of the season and therefore no advantage can be implied

All fixtures are due to be released later this month.

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SL; Banbury United lateral movement revealed

Banbury United revealed late on Friday evening that they have been laterally moved from the Southern League Southern to the Southern League Central Division; the knock on effect after clubs had to be shuffled around as Shaw Lane FC announced they were folding.

Taken from the Banbury United website:

United have been advised of a change of league allocation for 2018-19

The FA were notified today by Shaw Lane AFC that they are to withdraw from the Northern Premier League’s Premier Division.

As a result, the FA have written to the club this evening to advise that the following will apply:

* Wimborne Town are to fill the vacancy at Step 3 and will be placed in the Southern League South

* Banbury United will be laterally moved to the Southern League Central

* Hednesford Town will be laterally moved to the Northern Premier League

* FC Romania are promoted to Step 4

* Fleet Town are to be laterally moved to the Southern League West

 

Below are the original divisions listed back in May:

Step 3- Southern League Central 
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Alvechurch
Barwell
Bedworth United
Biggleswade Town
Coalville Town
Halesowen Town
Hednesford Town
Hitchin Town
Kettering Town
King’s Lynn Town
Leiston
Lowestoft Town
Needham Market
Redditch United
Royston Town
Rushall Olympic
St Ives Town
St Neots Town
Stourbridge
Stratford Town
Tamworth

Step 3 – Southern League South
Banbury United (now moved to the Central division)
Basingstoke Town
Beaconsfield Town
Chesham United
Dorchester Town
Farnborough
Frome Town
Gosport Borough
Harrow Borough
Hartley Wintney
Hendon
Kings Langley
Merthyr Town
Metropolitan Police
Poole Town
Salisbury
Staines Town
Swindon Supermarine
Taunton Town
Tiverton Town
Walton Casuals
Weymouth

Banbury have said their board will consider the matter.

For the Shaw Lane AFC statement click here: https://www.footballtradedirectory.com/shaw-lane-announce-they-will-withdraw-from-all?cat=3077

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Moles manager Scott Reynolds reveals staff & summer plans

Scott Reynolds has wasted no time since being unveiled as the new Aylesbury FC manager this week & announced his back room staff and summer training / pre-season fixture plans just a few days into his tenure.

Aylesbury FC manager Scott Reynolds

Four names have been revealed with more to follow in due course, Matt Moran, Phil Duffy, Paul Bonham and Lea Coulter have all been unveiled in various roles.

These can be viewed here in more detail: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/aylesburyfc/news/management-team-update-2311598.html#.WxE8EmzmDCk.twitter

The clubs summer training schedule has also been released, with the first day of training to be on Tuesday 26th June with a 7.15pm start. Sessions will then be held every Tuesday & Thursday 7.15 – 9.00pm and also on Saturdays 1.00 – 3.00pm. The first few sessions are open trials therefore any of the Aylesbury U18 set up along with any experienced non-league players are welcome to attend. All sessions will be held at Haywood Way.

A number of pre-season fixtures have also been scheduled, a visit from Arlesey Town, before trips to Leverstock Green & Daventry Town the club then host Tring Athletic and Newport Pagnell Town. Aylesbury then travel to FA Vase winners Thatcham Town and end with a home game against Egham.

More details on the training sessions, and dates for the pre-season fixtures can be viewed here: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/aylesburyfc/news/pre-season-fixtures-training-dates-confirmed-2311511.html

Thatcham Town FA Vase Winners 2018

In the meantime Aylesbury FC are on the hunt for a secretary, after April Benson stood down after three years in the position.

The club also need a physio / sports therapist to work with their management team, covering training sessions and match days.

Finally, Aylesbury FC would like to hear from anyone who would be willing to help film home matches for highlights, match analysis and publicity purposes, ideally suited to a media student looking for experience or coursework.

For either of these positions the club can be emailed at: infoaylesburyfc@gmail.com 

Aylesbury FC are offering supporters a discounted season ticket deal, if purchased before July, details of which can be found here: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/aylesburyfc/news/season-ticket-deal-2312426.html

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Scott Reynolds appointed Aylesbury FC manager

Aylesbury FC are very pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Reynolds as their new first team manager.

Tony Masella welcomes Scott Reynolds

Reynolds takes over with immediate effect, and will announce his backroom staff in due course.

Reynolds began his managerial career at Grendon Rangers in the North Bucks & District League guiding them into the South Midlands League during his tenure. He left Rangers to join South Midlands Division One side Winslow United for eighteen months before joining Hellenic Premier League Ardley United but in the summer of 2016 became part of the management team at Leighton Town. Eventually taking over the reigns as manager, Reynolds had his most successful season to date this year, finishing fourth in the South Midlands Premier Division and reaching the last eight of the FA Vase.

Sports Shots caught up with Scott hours after his appointment: 

 

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