Following last week’s dominant victory over The Shed, AFC West End would have to work harder to secure victory against an AFC Harpars side fancied by some for a title challenge. Manager John Purdy stuck with the same team and formation that won the previous week with the only change seeing Dan Arden come in for James Whittingham on the subs bench. Continue Reading
West End travelled to Horncastle for a difficult away dual with AFC Harpars. The game was another entertaining one and another in which the two teams couldnt be separated, another 4-4 draw.
West end’s goals came from runaway top scorer Ady Gray, the central defender scoring his sixth goal of the season. Rich Dungworth was also amongst the goals getting a double, the second of which was disputed by Harry Rickels who later did manage to score his first West End goal, AFC’s fourth. All in all a good away point.
AFC West End – Mike O’Keeffe, Joe Harper, James Dewhurst (James Whittingham), Tom Cole, Ady Gray, Dave Capps (John Purdy), James Smith, Rob Davies, Rich Dungworth, Jack McDonnell (Pally Dhindsa), Harry Rickels
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Cup Dream Over Again For West End Walking Wounded
After being reinstated into the Fred Quibell Junior Cup AFC travelled to Horncastle to take on AFC Harpars for a place in the quarter finals. West End were patched up and missing many regulars, on the day their substitutes were both carrying injuries going into the game. Harpars had great form going into the game, sitting joint top of Division 6 having already caused upsets in the cup this season.
AFC West End Reinstated Into Fred Quibell Junior Cup
Following the monthly league AGM on Monday, AFC West End have been informed by league secretary John Wilson that they have been reinstated into the Fred Quibell Junior Cup. This comes after the disqualification of AFC’s previous opponents Welton S&SC Reserves.
West End will now travel to Horncastle on Sunday 20th February to take on Division Six leaders AFC Harpars in the second round of the cup. The fixtures on this website have been updated accordingly.
Beers Left Flat By End of Season Injury
AFC West End travelled to face AFC Harpars expecting to bring down the curtain on their best ever season with a fitting finale. However, the Beers’ collective bubble was burst with just ten minutes of the season remaining as a terrible injury to Stephen ‘Alf’ Pearce caused the match to be abandoned. Alf was on the wrong end of a mistimed challenge from one of the Harpars midfield that resulted in a broken tibula and fibula and will see him out of action for some time. Continue Reading
Another Cup Runneth Over for West End
AFC West End crashed out of the Ron Eaglen Challenge Cup at the hands of fellow Division 5 side AFC Harpars on a mud sodden West Common. Missing a number of regulars The Beers handed a debut to Luke ‘Bruce’ Beddows on the right of a five-man midfield with top scorer Jamie Lawrence given a loan role up front. However, the home side opened the scoring as Lawrence controlled the ball just inside the opposition half and bore down on goal, getting enough on his shot to beat the visiting keeper. With the wind against them and the sun in their eyes West End were forced on the back foot as Harpars looked for an equaliser. Denied once by a great Christian Sales save and also by a Jez Ashberry goal-line clearance Harpars eventually levelled before the interval to make it 1-1 at the break. Continue Reading
Comeback Makes it Four From Four for the Beers
After disappointment in the Jock Mitchell Trophy last week AFC West End returned to league action as AFC Harpars came to the West Common. West End started the brighter side and took a deserved lead quarter of an hour into the game as Jamie Lawrence flicked the ball into the path of Dave Capps, and Cappsy finished well to open the scoring. West End had chances to add to their lead with Lawrence, Jack McDonnell and Glen Wlson all going close to doubling the advantage. Instead West End had to pay for missed chances as they went into the break all square. Harpars’ two forwards combined with a beautifully timed pass and well taken finish to make it 1-1 ten minutes before half-time. Continue Reading
Another great performance from West End which didn’t get the rewards it deserved as they crashed to a harsh 3-2 defeat at second placed AFC Harpars. The Horncastle based team were a strong side, but West End more than matched their opponents with goals from Sam McDonnell and Rich Dungworth cancelling out two excellent finishes from the young Harpars forward. In the second half West End controlled the play, but a rare break away was well finished by Harpars as they claimed a 3-2 win which even the match referee deemed harsh.
Starting Line-up (4-4-2): Alec Waby; Stephen Pearce, Shaun Hepple, Glen Wilson, Lee Matsell; Dave Capps, Jonny Dyas, Gav Sumner, Phil Lodge; Sam McDonnell, Rich Dungworth
Substitutes: John Moore, Dan Cain