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Squad Update

Update from the First Team Management (23 August 2020): 

We’ve enjoyed a really good pre-season at the club. After easing our way into things in July, we began to step things up in August when league start dates were pencilled in. 

The lads have all been great and worked very hard in training and in games. And with Dave coming into lead the reserve team there’s a real feeling of unity at the club, something we’ve been aiming for.

From a squad point of view, we’ve retained most of the players from last year, and also added to it with two new signings so far to bolster our defensive options, while there are also players returning to action with the club who have missed a lot of football over the last year or so due to injury or work commitments. 

We’re still looking to strengthen in a couple of areas and are working on some options, but we’re very pleased with how things are shaping up and how fit the lads are looking. 

It’s going to be a very tricky start to the season, as we face the top four sides when the league was suspended for Covid-19 - Norwich, Stanway, Stowmarket and Newmarket - in our first four league games. 

We also have an interesting FA Cup tie at home to Northampton ON Chenecks and a trip to Ilford in the FA Vase, but it’s these challenges that we play the game for, and we can’t wait to get going. 

With the club on the up and the new clubhouse construction now under way, hopefully more people from around the village will come out and give the club their support this season. 

New Signings...

Sam Mills: Sam has settled into the club straight away and it’s like he’s been here for a long time. A very solid and versatile defender who was with Haverhill Rovers last season, he’s a great addition to the squad from a football perspective, but more importantly he’s a great lad and just loves playing football.

Evan Culmer: Has impressed in preseason with his commitment and eagerness to do well. Has been out of the game for a season or so having previously played at Wivenhoe, and has already shown that he will be a very useful member of the squad in a number of positions, particularly full-back. 

Departing...

Ant Waugh: A great lad who has been with the club for a number of years and played a key role in promotion to the Premier Division and the cup win in 2019. However, he has decided that he no longer wants the commitment required for step five and has decided to play for Kelvedon in the Border League. A big loss for the club, but we wish him all the best and maybe we'll see him back at some point in the future. 

  • The club would like to put on record our thanks to Ant for his outstanding contribution over the past 6 years, making nearly 250 appearances for the club and helping us win the First Division title in 2015 and League Cup in 2019. He will always be very welcome at Stoneylands.
  • We would also to welcome our new signings Sam and Evan, we hope you enjoy your football at the club.

1ST TEAM SQUAD SO FAR:

Steve Adams (258 apps, 39 goals)

Sam Bayliss  (144 apps, 17 goals)

Jacob Brown  (57 apps, 6 goals)

Steve Chisholm  (120 apps, 13 goals)

Josh Collins  (97 apps)

Evan Culmer

Richard Daniels  (1 app)

Jamie Griffiths  (113 apps, 73 goals)

Callum Hemson  (81 apps, 9 goals)

Kyle Hurley  (21 apps)

Jake Jackson  (130 apps, 1 goal)

Ben Judge  (69 apps, 6 goals)

Haaris Khan (7 apps)

Kieran Michaels  (31 apps, 2 goals)

Sam Mills 

Archie Pether  (29 apps)

Nathan Rowe  (228 apps, 52 goals)

Ashley Skeggs   (245 apps, 46 goals)

Dan Smith  (131 apps, 5 goals)

Dan Swain  (155 apps, 11 goals)

Ben Tait  (3 apps)

Elliot Walker (56 apps)

Matt Walker (24 apps)

Ross Waugh  (256 apps, 21 goals)

Will Wingfield  (227 apps, 48 goals)

Manager: Jamie Bradbury

Assistant Managers: Steve Chisholm and Mick Garbi

Coach: Jonathan Brown

Physio: Brian Dunster   

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