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Archive For 'July, 2017'

Latest news from Danny Hall

31 July 2017 at 08:11

First reported in the Wilts and Glos Standard 29th July 2017

CHARLIE Griffin insists he will be treating his Cirencester Town side's cup final date with Bristol City's young guns on Wednesday night (August 2) as nothing less than a first team affair, writes Simon Parkinson.

The Corinium Stadium supremo sends his new-look squad into combat with the Ashton Gate starlets for an attractive-looking GFA Senior Challenge Cup showdown on the Oaklands Park 3G at Almondsbury (7.30pm).

Griffin will be eager again to spot signs of potential and promise within his ranks as he steels them for the important business of attempting to bounce back swiftly from the shock of last season's relegation from the Southern League Premier Division.

And while their first day of Evo-Stik South (West) Division action at home against Taunton Town on Saturday, August 12 will seldom stray from his thoughts, the 38-year-old one-time Swindon Town, Forest Green Rovers and Gloucester City striker is clearly determined to step up his preparations with the big kick-off fast approaching.

He said: "We're really looking forward to the Bristol City game as it's been a while since our semi-final victory (3-1 on April 19) against Cinderford Town.

"I may just draft in a couple of players from our Development team as we have another friendly two days later at Newport City, but I'll be treating the final as a first team game.

"We should be at full strength for it and the new lads seem to have slotted in well so we're really looking forward to the occasion in the knowledge they (City) will be quick and sharp and a real handful throughout."

He added: "Pre-season has thrown up some different and challenging tests. We lost 5-2 at Bradford Town for starters when I was taking a look at a few trialists, and we went on to beat Fairford 8-2, Longlevens 3-1 and Cheltenham Town Under-23s 7-1, Swindon Town U18s 5-1 and you can throw a 3-3 draw with Tuffley Rovers into the mix too."

Griffin's summer recruitment drive has seen him raid local rivals Bishops Cleeve for a clutch of their performers, including keeper Matt Wieczorek, centre-back Jordan Stoddart, central midfielder Jack Horrell and forward Jack Watts.

Also aboard are former Didcot striker Ben Whitehead, ex-Lydney and Slimbridge defender Mason Lewis and attacking midfielder Felipe Barcelos, a swoop Griffin labels "a real coup" on the strength of his performances with Oxford City, Banbury United and, more recently, Grantham Town.

"We've also retained quite a few players and with Paul Hunt taking time out from football, I've replaced him as my assistant manager with (midfielder) James Mortimer-Jones which I'm delighted about, as 'Jonah' has good knowledge of the club and our league which he won with Cirencester," Griffin enthused.

"He'll give the young lads someone to look up to and aspire to and he'll also continue to play.

"We're definitely looking for an improvement on last season, it goes without saying, and we have our expectations.

"I'll not say we'll be doing this and achieving that but the group know what I expect of them and we know where we want to ultimately be."

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Cirencester made to work hard against industrious Swindon Town U18's.

26 July 2017 at 00:35

Pre-Season Friendly Cirencester Town   5 – 1   Swindon Town U18’s Cirencester hosted Swindon Town U18’s in their latest Pre-Season Friendly match ... [ read more ]

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SAM WALSH nets three as Cirencester score seven against Cheltenham Town U23's.

22 July 2017 at 22:16

Pre-Season Friendly Cirencester Town   7 – 1   Cheltenham Town U23’s Cirencester hosted Cheltenham Town U23’s on the former Academy pitch as work on ... [ read more ]

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Dev squad fixtures released

21 July 2017 at 12:49

The Hellenic League published the initial tranch of fixtures for the Development and it has thrown up an issue. The season opens on the 12th August at 15:00 with a home match against Tytherington ... [ read more ]

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BEN WHITEHEAD scores five against Fairford Town.

21 July 2017 at 00:24

  Pre-Season Friendly Fairford Town   2 – 8   Cirencester Town Cirencester made the short journey to Cinder Lane to face newly promoted Fairford Town who ... [ read more ]

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Cirencester share six goals at Tuffley Rovers in latest friendly match.

19 July 2017 at 00:34

Pre-Season Friendly Tuffley Rovers   3 – 3   Cirencester Town Cirencester visited Glevum Park to face Hellenic League Premier Division side Tuffley Rovers ... [ read more ]

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Oggie resigns as Charlies' assistant

17 July 2017 at 09:17

Reported by Danny Hall at the Wilts and Glos Standard CHARLIE GRIFFIN plans to appoint a new assistant manager this week following the surprise departure of Paul 'Oggie' Hunt. Oggie, brought in ... [ read more ]

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Cirencester score four at Malmesbury Vics in latest Pre-Season friendly.

15 July 2017 at 23:42

Pre-Season Friendly Malmesbury Victoria   1 – 4   Cirencester Town Cirencester made the short journey to face Toolstation Western League Division 1 side ... [ read more ]

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Under 12 League Winners

14 July 2017 at 10:24

An early start on Sunday 3rd July 2017 saw CTFC U12 Team, Parents & Manager make the trip to Swindon to accept their winners medals and trophy shield after winning NWYFL Division 2. This was ... [ read more ]

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Opening match against Taunton at Home on August 12th

13 July 2017 at 11:15

The first league match on our new pitch will be on the opening day of the season when we will entertain Taunton Town. More details of our opening fixtures will be posted soon The opening ... [ read more ]

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