🐗🐗 *MFC results from 10/10/20* 🐗🐗 *Headlines:*
*Goals bonanza at The Hood with 21 goals.*
*The 1s get their first win of the season.* • *The 3s and 5s continue their winning runs.* • *The 4s return to winning ways.* • *First game of the season for the Vets*
*1s*: Won 3-1 in a league game away to Alexandra Park. *Jonny Graham (2)* and *Rhys George* scored the goals. Assists were provided by *Ivan*, *Jonny* and *Joe Grew*. *Sam Shady* picked up 1 golden glove point. MOTM was *Jonny* and DOTD was *Sam Harvey*. The 1s are 5th in the league.
*2s*: Lost 4-2 in a league game away to Polytechnic. The goals were scored by *Aaron Whyman*, and *Dan Peace.* with assists from *Scott McGowan* and *Jack Costello*. MOTM was *Aaron Whyman* and DOTD was *Haydn Dance*. The 2s are 4th in the league.
*3s*: Won 5-0 in a league game at home to Actonians. The goals were scored by *Denys*, *Nathen Harris (2)*, *Alex Riley* and *Minky*. Assists were provided by *Nathen*, *Vlad*, *Roman (2)* and *Minky*. *Kieran* collected his first three golden glove points. Birthday boy *Ryan Burchell* was both MOTM and DOTD. The 3s are 3rd in the league.
*4s*: Won 7-4 in a league game at home to Polytechnic. The goals were scored by *James Barnett*, *Aaron Byrne (2)*, *Giz Raca (2)*, *Jamie Archbold* and *Mario*. Assists were provided by *James*, *Giz*, *Mario (2)*, *Billy Lane*, *Connor Teuten* and *Mike Stone*. MOTM was *Connor* and inexplicably DOTD was *Mustard* for a slippery ball foul throw. The 4s are 4th in the league.
*5s*: Won 4-1 in the league at home to Civil Service. Goals were scored by *Luke Newman*, *Peter Obeng Adu*, *Dulanie Richards* and *Lewis Riches* Assists were provided by *Luke*, *Lewis* and *Aaron Ackerman*. *Andy Bitmead* and *Scott Brown* shared 1 golden glove point. MOTM was *Clive Corrigan* and DOTD was *Scott Brown*. The 5s are 2nd in the league.
*6s*: No fixture. The 6s are 2nd in the league.
*Vets*: Lost 2-1 away to Tooting Bec Legends in the Vets Saturday Shield. The goal was scored by *Darcy* and assisted by *Ricardo Iglesias* MOTM was *Justin Huxter* and DOTD was *Mark Chappell*
All stats for this season are available at https://www.mertonfc.co.uk/stats/
League tables and fixtures are available at http://www.southernamateurleague.co.uk/merton1.html 🐗⚽🐗⚽🐗⚽🐗⚽🐗⚽🐗⚽🐗
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He has also recently been incapacitated with a broken leg and has been probably one of the hardest periods in his life but has opened his eyes to a lot too – no exercise, no work, no football, relying on other people, loneliness, lost over half a stone and obviously pain and lack of sleep.
Merton FC wish him a speedy and healthy recover and hope to see him back down the club playing football in the near future.
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🐗🐗*MFC results from 12/9/20* 🐗🐗
*1s*: Drew 1-1 in a league game against HSBC at home. *George Brobbey* scored the only goal, with *Sam Shady* picking up 1 point in the Golden Gloves race. MOTM was *Jimbo* and DOTD was *Josh the elder*, I hear it was for an abysmal penalty.
*2s*: Won 2-0 in a league game against Old Blues at home. The goals were scored by *Bah* and *Dan Peace*, with an assist from *Master Ollie Bates*. Clean sheet for *Clappers. MOTM was *Aaron Whyman* and DOTD was *middle Josh*.
*3s*: Won 6-2 in a league game against Bank of England at home. The goals were scored by *Tom Benham (2)*, *Denys (2)* and *Sam Harris* and *Minky*. Assists were provided by *Tom Benham*, *Niall Kelly*, *Mario (2)* and *Roman*. *Sam Harris* was MOTM and *Denys Zhurbiy* was DOTD.
*4s*: Drew 3-3 in a league game against Old Salesians away from home. The goals were scored by *James Barnett*, *Giz* and *Darcy* with assists from *Giz* and *Iain Evans*. MOTM was *James Barnett* and DOTD was *Joe Vaughan*.
*5s*: Lost 10-3 in a cup game against Broomfield 4s at home. *Andy Bitmead* scored a hat-trick, with an assist provided by *Scott Brown*. MOTM was *Dwayne Bedford* and DOTD was *Chris Outred*.
*6s*: No official match, although some cobwebs were blown away ahead of their season starting soon.
Memberships and Registration
To play official fixtures for Merton FC (which start on 12/9/20), you must be registered with the FA. If you’ve yet to do this and intend to play, please contact Mustard on 078666 01010, to initiate the registration process.
Additionally, to play for Merton FC, an annual membership fee must be paid. Paid members will be prioritised over those that have yet to play, therefore if you don’t want to risk not being selected, ensure that you pay your membership.
In any event, membership must be paid by the end of September.
So far, registration rates are encouragingly high with 122 registered players and 72 that have paid their membership, either in full or in part.
Membership rates –
- £90 (22 years and over)
- £30 (21 years and under)
- £50 (If you introduce a new member to the club, both you and he can have a discounted rate of £50)
Collecting payments for 20/21 season
Merton Football Club use Slate to collect match fees, membership, fines etc. This is the default payment method.
By using Slate it means that players don’t need to think about / bring cash to games and it also reduces the administrative burden on managers / those behind the scenes.
96% of players registered to play for Merton this season have active Slate accounts, we aim to increase this even further.
To help your club, please do the following –
- Sign up to Slate (if you’ve not already done so)
- Use Slate to pay any fees
- Don’t seek to pay via bank transfer or using cash
Please contact Mustard on 078666 01010 to receive an invitation e-mail to set up Slate.
Wednesday 5th August after training (approx 8.30pm) in the clubhouse area there will be the clubs AGM. Please come along to find out what the plans are for the new season ahead given the current situation.
With the AGM coming up this week, we’d like to formally announce that Max Herbert is standing down as chairman of the club after more than two decades of dedicated service. Please see note below from Max.
I’m sure I speak for everyone at the club when I say a profound thank you to Max for all he has done for Merton over the years. His contribution has been colossal; not least the things that quietly happen behind the scenes so that we can enjoy our footballing experience all the more – epitomising the selfless manner in which he has given his time and effort.
The club remains in very capable hands, with Clappers having taken the reins. But, needless to say, Max’s legendary status in Merton FC folklore has long been secured. We now wish him everything of the best in his recovery, and hope to see him down at the Hood again soon.
All the best,
Note from chairman Max Herbert
It is Merton’s AGM on Wednesday and I am standing down as chairman and not standing for the committee and this is after more than twenty years of involvement. Unfortunately I haven’t been at the club much this last season. In September 2019 I was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus and I handed my duties over to Simon (Clappers). He has done a terrific job of managing the club and I am very grateful to him and the members that have helped him in what has been such a difficult time.
Since my diagnosis I have had two series of weapons grade chemo, one before and one after the major surgery to remove the tumour on my oesophagus. The treatment has necessarily been brutal but has all gone to plan. The surgery is life changing and recovery has been frustratingly slow and it may be another 12 months before I will achieve anything like normality. I need to devote all my energies to my recovery.
So after more than 21 years I am handing over to the very competent management team that will be taking the club forward, led by Clappers. Merton is a terrific football club because of its members and that is one of the main reasons I have enjoyed my involvement and am grateful for the support, help and friendship I have received from Clappers, Len, Toddy, Mustard, Lofty, Sherbs and too many others to mention. I hope to come down to the Hood and support the boys in the future but that probably won’t be until next year. I wish you all the best of fortune for a successful season and with its strong membership and leadership I am confident that Merton will continue to flourish on and off the field.