West End have been without a manager since John Purdy left at the end of the 2011/12 season, with Dan Hill taking charge of the team in an interim capacity over the summer. Following negotiations it can now be confirmed that Hill will take on the manager’s role working alongside friend and long-time colleague David Capps.
AFC began their assault on the Jock Mitchell Memorial trophy with a home tie against fellow Division Five side Red Lion Dunston.
A much changed West End line up ran out 2-0 winners with both goals being scored by Man of the Match Dave Capps.
AFC West End – Sven Schiltz, Dan Arden, Pally Dhindsa (James Dewhurst), Marcus Elliott, Ady Gray, Dave Capps, Mike O’Keeffe, Rob Davies (John Purdy), Rich Dungworth, Elliot Denby (Rich Vickers), Harry Rickels
MotM – Dave Capps
West End Exact Revenge Over Hapless Plough
AFC West End made amends for their embarrassing early season home defeat to Athletico Plough with a dominant 3-0 win at Skellingthorpe Road. AFC were without Martin Robinson and Sam McDonnell but Rich Vickers returned to the side partnering Adie Gray in central defence. Christian Sales was missing due to the injury he sustained at Harpars so Oliver Conway made his first start in goal after deputising impressively the previous week after Sales was withdrawn. Continue Reading
Cross sneak past West End
West End took on league leaders Cross AFC in a hastily rearranged game on AFC’s own West Common pitch. With the fixture backlog sizeable after a numerous winter postponements AFC were left with no alternative but to accept Cross’ late offer of a game, the late agreement with the league led to the game being played without a referee a factor that had an influence on its outcome. Continue Reading
Debut – 27/11/2005 vs Travellers Rest Res
Appearances – 117 (3rd Highest Appearance Maker)
Goals – 35 (4th Highest Goalscorer)
Managers Player of the Season (2010-11)
Dave Capps was brought to West End as a relief player during the clubs first competitive season, deputising in four games during Andy Kirk’s reign. Cappsy signed permanently in the following summer and has been an AFC player since. Happy go lucky Cappsy has come a long way since he walked onto the West Common for a promised kick-about in November 2005 where he was greeted by the sight of his new team-mates searching through the undergrowth for sticks to use as net-pegs.
Last season Capps was named Managers Player of the Season following a string of workmanlike performances both in the heart of the West End midfield and also at full back. Cappsy poses a goal threat also and is currently the teams fifth highest goalscorer with 31. His bullet header winner against Trent Valley a particular highlight in 2010-11. These days Capps is a model footballer for anyone new to Sunday league football and he will be of great benefit to what is likely to be the youngest West End squad in years.