AFC West End took on leaders Joiners Arms with an under strength team due to numerous cancellations. West End took an early lead when Rich Dungworth making his last appearance for the club, strangely at centre half lofted a free kick into the opposition box. Sam McDonnell’s header at full stretch flew in off the underside of the bar giving West End the lead. Continue Reading
Midweek Maiming For Sub Par West End
AFC West End were well beaten by an impressive Market Rasen side in the Beers’ only midweek game of the season. In form Market Rasen were consistently two steps ahead of West End who never managed to make their mark on the game. Rasen’s opener was a stunning strike from the edge of the box whilst the other goals all seemed relatively avoidable. West End’s solitary reply came from Rich Dungworth who headed home a free kick by Jack McDonnell. Continue Reading
West End Return To Winning Ways With Burtons Victory
Following the disappointing result at Witch & Wardrobe, AFC West End returned to the West Common to take on Burtons FCW Res. West End made changes as captain Adie Gray was unavailable, Joe Harper returned to the starting lineup with Rich Vickers dropping into the back four as an emergency centre half. Elsewhere there were returns for Rich Dungworth and Dane Vincent. 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.
Debut – 25/09/2005 vs Royal Mail Sports
Appearances - 83 (8th Highest Appearance Maker)
Goals - 66 (2nd Highest Goalscorer)
Player’s Player of the Season (2005/06)CHECK
Goal of the Season (2005/06) & (2006/07)
Top Goalscorer (2005/06), (2006/07) & (2010/11)
Rich Dungworth joined West End after three weeks of their first competitive season to add firepower to a team hesitant in front of goal. He went on to add 18 league and cup goals in 2005/06 to help AFC to promotion in their first season. He followed this up with 31 in his second season, including an unprecedented double hat-trick against Navenby on a sodden West Common in February 2007. Rich left West End in the summer of 2007 to pursue a different challenge with Stonebow Athletic but after they folded in 2009 he returned to AFC the following summer.
Rich is a powerful forward with all the attributes of a classic number 9, his hammer of a left foot doesn’t’ tell the full story though as his touch is also intelligent enough to bring others into the game. Rich scored 12 goals in 2010/11 reclaiming his position as AFC’s all time leading scorer with 61 goals. He will be looking to add to his total in the new season and hopefully help West End claim their first trophy.
West End Offer Travellers no Rest
AFC West End strolled to their biggest ever win against an unlucky Travellers Rest Reserves side. The home side almost didn’t take to the field however, having been made to rummage around the undergrowth by the match official for makeshift net-pegs before the match could begin. Once it did West End took control of the game with first half goals from Chris Dewey and Rich Dungworth, then the opposition’s bad luck struck, they lost four players to injury within the space of twenty minutes leaving the game dangerously close to being forfeited. Continue Reading