West End Walking Dead’s Halloween Revival Cut Short By Witch & Wardrobe
AFC West End made the short trip up Steep Hill to take on Witch & Wardrobe at Lee Road. With Witch & Wardrobe towards the top of Division Four it wasn’t the ideal game to follow a heavy celebration for the team’s first 30th birthday. A patched up line-up eventually fell into place with birthday boy Dan Hill lining up in central midfield replacing Joe Harper who was nowhere to be seen at kick-off. Rich Dungworth was away leaving Rich Vickers to fill in as second striker. Dave Capps missed out due to breaking his hand the night before, whilst Stephen Pearce resigned as a substitute halfway through the second half due to medical reasons. Continue Reading
West End Break Home Hoodoo With Victory Over Market Rasen
After defeating bottom club George & Dragon in convincing style, AFC faced an altogether more different challenge against an impressive Market Rasen side. With their momentum building West End were aiming to stretch their unbeaten run to four games by recording their first back to back wins, to do this though they would need to do something they had yet to do so far this season, win on their new West Common pitch.
Vickers Hat-Trick Helps AFC Slay Dragon
AFC West End made it three games unbeaten with a dominant victory over a poor George & Dragon. There was a worry before kick off as the Sobraon pitch was shrouded in fog which only cleared towards the end of the final warm up. West End were without Mike O’Keeffe so Dave Capps started on the wing in front of James Dewhurst at left back.
AFC had the best of the early play, Sam McDonnell missed with an instinctive effort from close range whilst Rich Dungworth also came close with a chipped effort over the onrushing keeper. George and Dragon were struggling to get a handle on the game and appeared poorly organised from front to back.
West End were keen to take advantage of their dominance but waited a long time before they opened the scoring. One of many cynical fouls from the George & Dragon was punished with a free kick, Dane Vincent delivered it into the box and Rich Dungworth met it first time to give AFC a deserved lead. The goal settled West End whilst George & Dragon turned on themselves and the referee. Half time came with AFC rightfully in front, and rarely troubled at the back.
Points and Plaudits Shared After Sunny Stalemate
West End looked to build on their point away at Rustons with a home match against a Heighington side much changed from when they met AFC in pre season. West End’s only big change saw captain Adie Gray return in the centre of defence. The sun was out over the West Common and with a full squad well prepared ahead of kick off the anticpation of a memorable game was high.
Spirited AFC Peg Back Rustons
AFC made the short trip to Skellingthorpe Road to take on AFC Rustons; a team looking to jump start their own season after an inconsistent start. AFC were a much changed side particularly in defence Christian Sales returned in goal, Glen Wilson started in the centre of defence to record his 100th competitive start and Dave Capps filled in for Matt Ingram at left back. Joe Harper returned to the midfield in place of Rob Davies with Rich Vickers moving to the right hand side.