2007/08 AFCW HFL

2007/08 AFC Wallingford Officers & Committee

Sport Italia Hellenic League Premier Division

1st Team Manager: Pete Lamont

1st Team assistant Manager: Graham Brewerton

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Taken from The Wallingford Herald Wednesday 12th September 2007

AFC Wallingford’s new management team of former Abingdon Town boss Pete Lamont and ex-Milton United reserve team manager Graham Brewerton saw their side suffer a 2-1 defeat at home to Devizes Town in the Vase on Saturday.
Joe O’Chuko fired past John Shea to put the Western League visitors ahead.
Wallingford were soon level through Brad Chalmers‘s first goal for the club.
Owen Dunn, in the Devizes goal, could only the parry the shot, and Chalmers thrashed home the loose ball.
A new-look Wallingford side, with signings Joe Brewerton and Adam Greenaway impressing at left back and up front respectively, matched their more experienced opponents in the first half.

The second period was a story of almost constant Devizes pressure.
Devizes finally broke Wallingford’s resistance six minutes from time when substitute Daniel Sloan netted.

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Taken from thisisoxfordshire.co.uk Thursday 11th October 2007

AFC Wallingford lost 5-1 at home to a strong Hungerford Town outfit, their second defeat to the West Berks outfit in as many weeks.

New signing Tim Barton helped Wallingford dictate the early pace.

Darren Quegan went close with a free-kick.

But Hungerford took the lead on the half-hour when Rob Simpson’s poor back-header fell kindly to Ian Concannon, and the former AFC man made no mistake from six yards.

Jamie Gosling made it 2-0 just before half-time.

In the second half, Concannon scored his second after good work from Graham Edney.

Simpson thundered a 25-yard effort against the bar before Craig Shand and Nick McCrae made it 5-0.

Late on, Wallingford substitute Sam Taylor netted from close range after good play from Richard Wilson.

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Taken from the Oxford Mail Thursday 13th December 2007

Dean Smith is set to make his Witney United debut – at the fourth time of asking – for their trip to AFC Wallingford.
Abingdon Town are set to parade their new signing from AFC Wallingford, Joe Brewerton for their home clash with Wantage Town.
By Kieren Bushnell

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Taken from the oxfordmail.co.uk Sunday 27th Jan 2008

Easington Sports 3 (Spaull 17, Johnson 67 pen, 80)

AFC Wallingford 1 (Debanks 87 pen)

Easington open the scoring in the 17th minute when Mike Spaull latched on to a flicked header from Ricky Johnson to drive home a left-foot shot.

Wallingford keeper Craig Evans was sent off for hauling down Johnson in the 67th minute, and the Easington striker got up to slam home the spot-kick.

Johnson grabbed his second in the 80th minute.

Wallingford’s Jamie Debanks netted from the penalty spot three minutes from time.

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Taken from thisisoxfordshire.co.uk Sunday 3rd February 2008

Bicester Tn 3 (Williams 73, 78, 80)
AFC Wallingford 1 (Harriott 18)
Ben Williams hit a hat-trick in just seven minutes as Bicester snatched a late victory against their ten-man opponents.

Bicester’s young striker, Sam Houlihan twice hitting a post early on, before ex-Wallingford midfielder Andrew Styles headed against the bar.

Wallingford’s Jordan Weaver went close before they took a shock lead when Jefferson Harriott hit a screamer past a startled Tom McNamara in the Bicester goal.

Wallingford suffered a blow on 70 minutes when defender Brad Chalmers was sent off for dissent. And it got worse for Walllingford when Williams equalised from five yards out.

With ten minutes left, Williams doubled his tally when he beat an exposed Craig Evans inside his near post.

Late on, Williams completed his treble when he squeezed the ball home from a tight angle at the third attempt.

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Taken from The Herald Sunday 24th February 2008

FOOTBALL: Injury causes 45-minute delay

AFC Wallingford 2 (Lamont 34, 43)

Pegasus Jun 3 (Laurie 6, 51, Hyde 74)

Walingford goalkeeper John Shea was taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious in a goalmouth collision, as the bottom club fell to another narrow defeat.

Five minutes before half-time, Shea, who was celebrating his birthday, clashed heads with a Pegasus player and landed awkwardly and appeared to be having a fit.

The game was suspended for 45 minutes while he received treatment on the pitch.

After regaining consciousness he was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital, where he recovered well. His only treatment was for a dislocated finger!

The score at the time was 1-1, Rob Laurie having opened the scoring for the visitors before young Wallingford midfielder Pete Lamont equalised.

Immediately after the long break, Lamont nodded Wallingford in front In the second half, Laurie headed the ball brilliantly past the despairing fingertips of stand-in keeper Dinarte De Sousa to equalise.

Midway through the half, Cory Hyde netted the winner with a powerful drive.

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Tuesday 11th March 2008

Hook Norton 2 AFC Wallingford 1

Wallingford were denied a point by a last minute free kick in a scrappy affair at The Bourne.

The visitors were without several key players but held their own in the first half despite Ben Speiro heading against the bar after twenty minutes.  Just before the break Pete Moulder broke the deadlock with a low left foot shot from the edge of the area. Just when Hook thought they would be heading into the break with a lead, however, Sean Weston broke into the box for Wallingford and finished well with a sweetly struck right foot shot with the last kick of the half.

Weston almost gave the visitors the lead shortly after half time when Jay Harriott found him in space with a low pass, but the Hook keeper came off his line to deflect the ball wide.  The rest of the second half was pretty much one-way traffic as Wallingford were pinned into their own half by the gale force wind, which Hook used to their advantage. Craig Evans made a couple of excellent saves as Wallingford looked to have ground out a draw, but in the 89th minute the home side won a free kick on the edge of the area and Ben Elkington curled in a shot which went through the wall and into the corner past the unsighted Evans.
Andrew Nobes

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Taken from the Bicester Advertiser Thursday 27th March 2008

Bicester Town got back to winning ways in the Sport Italia Hellenic League Premier Division as they won a seven-goal thriller 4-3 at AFC Walllingford on Easter Monday.
Ben Williams gave Town the lead on 15 minutes when he beat the offside trap before rounding keeper Craig Evans.
Although Brad Chalmers levelled, Dan Ames restored Bicester’s lead.
And it would have been 3-1, but Evans tipped over Ames’s deflected shot.
After the break, Danny Phillips netted No 3.
Bicester keeper Tom McNamara saved Jordan Weaver’s effort and although Chalmers headed his second, Paul Darch scored Town’s fourth.
Jamie Debanks reduced Wallingford’s deficit with a penalty, but Town held on.

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Taken from The Herald Wednesday 23rd April 2008

Abingdon likely to avoid the drop

Abingdon Town seem certain to finish in the Premier Division drop zone after suffering a disastrous 2-1 home defeat against bottom club AFC Wallingford in the Sport Italia Hellenic League on Tuesday night.
However, Abingdon are unlikely to be relegated as the fourth from bottom club, as their will be limited promotion from Division 1 West.
Their exact fate will not be decided until the middle of next month.
Wallingford were delighted with only their second victory of the campaign.
They took the lead in the 57th minute with a low left-foot shot from Jordan Weaver.
Abingdon’s equaliser came when when Tom Larman’s cross struck the raised arm of a Wallingford defender – and Larman sent visiting keeper Craig Evans the wrong way from the resultant penalty.
Larman was then denied by a brilliant save from Evans.
However, with virtually the last kick of the match, Weaver curled the ball just inside the near post for the winner.

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