AFC West End lost a third consecutive game after losing by the odd goal in five in a back and forth encounter with Trent Valley at Yarborough Leisure Centre. The AFC lineup featured five changes, the most important seeing captain Ady Gray return to defense to replace Matt Starbuck who missed out through illness. Also recalled were Joe Harper, Dave Capps and Jack McDonnell whilst Tim Fenny made his debut following his transfer from Witham FC. Continue Reading
AFC West End fought hard against Premier Division contenders Welton S&SC but came up short. Despite Paul Crampton’s breakaway goal in the second half, his tenth in eight games. Welton’s eight goals gave them a comfortable victory. AFC’s interest in the Ron Eaglen Cup over for another year, leaving them with only the Fred Quibell cup to contest after Christmas. Continue Reading
AFC’s brief revival of form came to an end with a narrow defeat to league leaders Rustons United. With West End missing leading scorer Paul Crampton, Jack McDonnell was trusted with the thankless task of lone striker against a very strong defense. AFC held out well to begin with despite a lack of possession or any clear cut chances. They did however fall behind in the lead up to halftime when a Rustons player turned smartly in the box before volleying past Mike O’Keeffe. Continue Reading
After five games without a victory AFC West End returned to winning ways with a comprehensive victory over Lincoln Green on the West Common. AFC made three changes with Sam McDonnell, Joe Harper and Lee Matsell coming in for Dave Capps, James Dewhurst and Jack McDonnell. Continue Reading
AFC West End began their new era under match-day manager Matt Newton with a hard earned point against Red Lion Dunston. The game saw a refreshed formation and lineup with midfielder Mike O’Keeffe taking up a new role as AFC’s goalkeeper as regular number one Christian Sales began what was likely to be a lengthy rehabilitation from injury. Continue Reading
Following West Ends difficult start to the new season, a manager Dan Hill has made a move to restructure the clubs management. With Dan away from Lincoln on the majority of Sundays, Matt Newton has been brought in to manage the team on match days. Dan and AFCWestEnd.com sat down with Matt to learn a bit more about the man tasked with making West End a force on Sundays this season.
Tell us about yourself, Matt. What’s your background? Continue Reading
AFC West End lost their fourth consecutive game after AFC Queen strolled to a 5-0 win on the West Common. Jack McDonnell’s late withdrawal meant a first start for Ian Alldred in unfamiliar midfield alongside James Dewhurst. West End started the game in the ascendance and pushed Queen back at any opportunity. Sam McDonnell had the best chance in the early stages but couldn’t connect properly with Ian Alldred’s knock-down and saw his effort blocked.
Queen took the lead after a mix-up in the West End defense left their forward with a shooting chance from 20 yards. His shot was relatively simple but went through the hands of Christian Sales to put Queen into an undeserved lead. 0-1 became 0-2 quickly afterwards, a counter attack down the West End left cut through the defense with ease and the striker finished past Sales at the near post. Continue Reading