Posts Tagged ‘Hayes and Yeading’

Jim Harvey, manager of Blue Square North play-off chasers Stalybridge Celtic, has been reunited with experienced former England semi-professional international defender Tim Ryan after the demise of Chester City.
He started his career at Scunthorpe United. The former England semi-professional international defender had two spells at Doncaster with Dave Penney where he won back to back promotions after a three-year spell with Southport.
He started his second spell with Doncaster after rejoining from on a Bosman free transfer from Southport in June 2000. Following the end of his second spell with Doncaster in March 2006 he joined Peterborough United.
Ryan spent the end of the 2005/06 campaign with the Posh but found himself at Boston for the start of the 2006/07 campaign. However, with the Pilgrims struggling for cash he moved to Darlington in the summer of 2007.
He transferred to Chester in July 2009 and two months later was appointed as caretaker-manager.
After taking charge of a goalless draw at Hayes & Yeading, Ryan became assistant-manager to then new boss Jim Harvey.

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Save Our Seals

Financially crippled Chester City today faced a fresh fight for survival.  According to the BBC website, the Blues could be expelled from the Football Conference if they do not repay debts to Wrexham AFC and Vauxhall Motors by 1730 GMT Monday.

The article on the BBC site continues:

“In addition the Conference have enforced a transfer embargo on the club for the non-payment of creditors.   City failed to pay Wrexham for away ticket sales and owe Vauxhall Motors for the loan of ex-striker Paul Taylor.

“Chester are bottom of the Blue Square Premier after suffering a 25-point deduction at the start of the season.

“They currently trail Hayes & Yeading and are 21 points off safety in the table.

“City started the season a week late after the Football Association initially refused them permission to play following a controversial takeover during the summer.

“Owner Stephen Vaughan put the club into voluntary administration in May, following their relegation from the Football League, and then was part of the family consortium that bought back the club.”

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A massive attendance of 351 watched nine man Hayes and Yeading draw with managerless Chester City.

After having Rambir Marwa sent off for a professional foul, Hayes then lost Scott Fitzgerald through a second bookable offence.

Yet the two best chances of a poor game came with 22 men still on the park.

City’s Anthony Barry hit the home bar from 25 yards, before Kevin Roberts scythed down Hayes forward Sean Canham, who blazed the resulting penalty over.

Marwa’s red card came when he fouled on-loan Clark Keltie 10 minutes before the interval.

And, after Gregg Blundell had wasted a good chance for City by heading Adam Kay’s cross over, the hosts were reduced to nine men for the last 16 minutes when Fitzgerald received his second booking for a foul on Neil Ashton.

But, even with nine men, they had a chance to win it 11 minutes from time when Tom Cadmore headed wide from Dale Binns’ corner.

As it was, Chester, under the caretaker managerial responsibility of Tim Ryan following the midweek sacking of Mick Wadsworth, held on for a sixth successive away draw.

Hayes & Yeading: Overland, Mulley, Cadmore, El-Abd, Green, James (Fraser-Allen 67), M Canham, Marwa, Binns, Fitzgerald, S Canham (Daly 86), Fraser-Allen (Mehmet 90).
Subs Not Used: Baker, Gradwell.

Sent Off: Marwa (35), Fitzgerald (74).

Booked: Fitzgerald.

Chester City: Danby, Rule, Kelly (Platt 54), Roberts, Ashton, Barry (Ellams 78), Keltie, Kay (Wilkinson 69), Lea, Blundell, Chadwick.
Subs Not Used: Murphy, Owen.

Booked: Rule, Keltie, Chadwick.

Attendance: 351.

Ref: Mathew Mclaughlin (Bedfordshire).

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Managerless basement club Chester City travel to the captial on Saturday to face Hayes and Yeading in the Blue Sqaure Premier League. 

Hayes & Yeading defender Danny Allen-Page begins a two-match ban, and Justin Cochrane is out with a broken toe.

New signing Franck Padovani is available, but the former French youth international is unlikely to start.

Defender Tim Ryan takes joint charge of Chester following Mick Wadsworth’s midweek departure, but cannot play because he is suspended.

Midfielder Rhys Meynell is out with an ankle ligament problem, while defender Chris Lynch may miss the entire season.

The on-loan Burnley defender suffered cruciate knee ligament damage in last Sunday’s 0-0 local derby draw at Wrexham and looks likely to be out for the remainder of the campaign.

Chester go into the game on the back of the 2-1 midweek home defeat by Forest Green that cost Wadsworth his job. But they have proved tough to beat on the road, having drawn their last five away matches.

Hayes and Yeading, by contrast, just one place above bottom club City in 23rd, are yet to win at home since promotion to the Blue Square Premier in May.

We’ll have a full match report to follow after the match.

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Forest Green Rovers extended their undefeated run to six with a victory which signalled the end for Chester City manager Mick Wadsworth.

Amidst rumours of dressing room unrest at the Deva Stadium, the visitors Conal Platt opened his account for the season when he seized on keeper John Danby’s mistake off a Sean Rigg shot.

Platt had a long-range effort saved before Rigg struck from 18 yards to double Rovers’ lead.

Chester had chances either side of the break before Kevin Roberts headed home Neil Ashton’s cross but they could not find an equaliser.

All in all a very poor performance.  The blues now travel to Hayes and Yeading at the weekend hoping to turn around their fortunes with captain Tim Ryan in charge of first team affairs in a caretaker capacity.

 Chester City: Danby, Roberts, Kelly, Ryan, Lea, Wilkinson (Meynell 84), Keltie, Kay (Barry 46), Ashton,

Ellams (Blundell 46), Chadwick.
Subs Not Used: Murphy, Rule.

Booked: Ryan.

Goals: Roberts 50.

Forest Green: Burton, Smith, Preece, Ayres, Stonehouse, Davies, Brown, Spence, Platt, Ameobi, Rigg.
Subs Not Used: Carlin, Lloyd, Else, Pugh, Palmer.

Booked: Platt, Rigg.

Goals: Platt 18, Rigg 37.

Att: 1,019

Ref: P Wright (England).

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Hayes & Yeading United Football Club was created in May 2007 when the two clubs respective Chairmen, Derek Goodall and Phillip Spurden agreed that the only way either club could continue, long term, at the level they were playing would be to join forces as a single entity.

Prior to the joining of forces, both clubs were due to hit significant landmarks in there respective histories. The Missioners were just two years short of their centenary while the Ding were just one further year away from celebrating their half century.

Hayes FC was founded in 1909 when Eileen Shackle, the teenage daughter of a wealthy land agent, encouraged the local youngsters to form a football team. The team was originally known as Botwell Mission, after the mission church that was built in memory of her grandfather, and that still stands today as part of the Hayes Library in Golden Crescent. Yeading FC was also founded with youth in mind beginning their existence in 1960 as Yeading Youth Club, started by brothers Ray and Carl Gritt.

By the time the two clubs were both in existence, Botwell Mission had changed its name to Hayes FC in 1929 where having progressed through the Great Western Suburban League and the Spartan League they were then accepted into the Athenian League. In their first season at this level they reached the final of the FA Amateur Cup. This was notable for the fact that the club had started at the 1st qualifying round stage, and had played all its nine matches away from home, travelling an estimated 1,500 miles to places as diverse as Wisbech, Trowbridge, Stalybridge (where Northern Nomads played), and York for a semi-final against Bishop Auckland. The final was lost to Wycombe Wanderers by one goal to nil. The Athenian League was won for the only time in season 1956-57 on goal average over Finchley and the semi-final of the Amateur Cup was reached, losing to Bishop Auckland before a crowd of 32,000 at St James Park, Newcastle.

While the sixties were pretty lean for Hayes FC, the newly formed Yeading FC were starting to get noticed at a junior level, having moved to Warren Park in 1965. As Uxbridge League Premier Division Runners up in 1967 Yeading moved into the newly formed West Middlesex Combination Premier Division and having notched a league and couple double that same season joined the South West Middlesex League. That first season (1968/69) Yeading won the West Drayton Charity Cup, and more prestigiously the Middlesex Junior Cup for the first time while also securing the Division One Title. Further promotion led to back-to-back South West Middlesex Premier Division titles and in 1970/71 Yeading also won both the Middlesex Junior and Intermediate Cups. During the 1970s they won the latter five times and the former twice.

In 1971/72 Hayes FC were elected to the Isthmian League while Yeading FC earned promotion to the Middlesex League seeing Championship success in their first season (1971/72), scoring a record 122 goals in the process. Season 1972/73 saw Yeading sweep all four trophies – League and Cup – in the Middlesex League while over at Church Road Hayes FC hit the headlines with an FA Cup first round defeat of Football League side Bristol Rovers before taking Reading to a second round replay.

The eighties saw Hayes FC maintain their Isthmian League status year on year without much danger of movement up or down while Yeading FC had started their climb upwards at no mean rate of knots. The Ding moved from the Middlesex League to the Spartan League going unbeaten through 1986/87 and earning promotion to the Isthmian League Division Two South in the process. The turn of the decade saw Yeading hit the national headlines when they became the first Middlesex side to lift the FA Vase, having drawn at Wembley, they travelled to Leeds’ Elland Road where they secured a 1-0 victory over Bridlington Town.

Season 1992/93 saw Yeading’s meteoric rise through the leagues reach the Isthmian Premier, the first time neighbours Hayes FC and Yeading FC were to become rivals. This rivalry was to last until 1996 when Hayes FC reached the pinnacle of non-league football by winning the Isthmian League championship by one goal in a nail-biting finale which also involved Enfield, Yeovil Town and Boreham Wood. The club maintained a presence at this level for six seasons, including finishing in 3rd place in 1998-9, before suffering relegation for the first time in 2002 at which time Yeading FC had dropped out of the Isthmian Premier so the renewal of rivalries would have to wait.
Hayes FC were to become one of the founder members of the Conference South League and were soon joined by neighbours Yeading FC, renewing the rivalry for a couple of seasons before the biggest sporting news the area had seen for many years…..

Hayes and Yeading United FC – Merged rivals.

After a season of consolidation, the newly merged side took many people by surprise in 2008/09 when a late season Conference South record equaling run of 10 consecutive victories saw a play-off place earned. Looking dead and buried and 4-0 down after 50 minutes of the semi-final first leg, only a dreamer would have predicted a place in the final. Dreams do come true though and two late first leg goals and a 4-0 extra time victory in the second leg at Eastleigh saw the final reached. A tight final ensued but Hampton & Richmond Borough were seen off by the odd goal in five and promotion was achieved to the pinnacle of non-league football, the Blue Square Premier.

Famous players to have worn the red and white stripes of Hayes FC include Freddie Knight, Leslie Smith, Hayes’ first full international, Len Townsend, George Wilkins, Johnny Gregory, Jimmy Bloomfield, amateur internationals Frank Bridges, Ron Gadsden, Jack Rawlings and Les Champelovier, Derek Neate, Robin Friday, Cyrille Regis, Les Ferdinand and Jason Roberts. Yeading FC have also provided the football world with Andy Impey, Lee Charles, Charlie Oatway and most recently DJ Campbell.

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Chester City have sacked first team manager Mick Wadsworth after just three months in charge.

The Deva Stadium outfit are bottom of the Blue Square Premier with just two wins from 13 games and were handed a 25 point penalty at the start of the season.

Chester suffered a 2-1 midweek defeat to Forest Green Rovers which left them 24 points from safety.

Speaking after a fifth home loss of the season, Wadsworth admitted fixtures on their own patch had been a difficult environment in which to operate.

Wadsworth said: “There is less stress, pressure and negativity away from home.

“I’ve not known an environment like it. I know I’ve got to change it and we have got to change it and I appreciate that and I take that responsibility.”

Defender Tim Ryan and physio Billy Gerrard will take charge of first team affairs  as Chester prepare for Saturday’s bottom of the table clash at Hayes and Yeading.

Wadsworth was appointed manager on June, 29, replacing Mark Wright.

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