Welcome to the Loxwood FC website - a Club continuing its development in the Sussex County Football League - Division 2
About the club
loxwood park rangers have been playing in the reading sunday league in lower earley in the u.k for the last fifteen years. during that time the club have been pretty starved of success, reaching just one cup final and being elevated on two occassions. however things have started to change. manager jason harris has been the instigator of the upturn in the clubs fortunes in recent years, ably assisted by treasurer and former manager brian smith. since jason took control three seasons ago, he has transformed loxwood from a team who struggled to raise a side to a club with two teams and a squad of 37 players. brian smith has also contributed greatly making sure we pay our match fees on time to help top up his yearly caribbean holiday fund. both the first team and the reserves will be gracing laurel park in lower earley this season which has been the home of loxwood park rangers for the duration of our existance.
home ground: laurel park
chairman: roger nuttall
manager: jason harris
reserve manager: peter borrett
treasurer: brian smith
club captain: jason mitchell
YMCA FC v LOXWOOD FC - TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER - POSTPONED
APOLOGIES TO ALL PLAYERS, MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORTERS WHO TRAVELLED TO A GAME THAT WAS NEVER REALLY GOING TO BE ON TONIGHT. IT WAS POSTPONED AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE DESPITE OTHER GAMES IN THE COUNTY BEING CALLED OFF AT LUNCHTIME. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY OUTSIDE OUT CONTROL. We are delighted to announce that Phil Fitzgerald will be joining the Club as Assistant Manager for the First Team. Phil has a wide experience both as player and manager having played for Crawley Town, Horsham FC, YMCA and Worthing and most recently managed the successful YMCA U18 Ryman League side for 2 seasons. He will work with Dave Cocoracchio over the coming months as we head into 2013. He already knows several players and is looking forward to becoming part of the management team. A date for the diary - the previously 'rained off 'cup game against Horsham YMCA is now Tuesday 11th December at Gorings Mead.
Loxwood FC - Players of the Month - November
We are pleased to announce that the 'Players of the Month' for November are as follows: First Team Joe Holvey Played to a consistently high level, reads the game well with good distribution. Scored in the last week! Reserves Fred Lewendon Played a key holding midfield role. Won a lot of ball in key areas and distribution was simple and fluid. U18's Harry Garman Solid left back, strong in the challenge, supports his teammates well and can scores goals too! Read more news about the team.
Up and Coming Fixtures
Loxwood FC in conjunction with Barnstormers Comedy bring you a Comedy Night Saturday September 21st Three top comics form the UK circuit introduced by our compere for the night. Everyone welcome. Accompanied over 16's please. Bar and nibbles Tickets are just £15 from John Murray Butchers, Loxwood PO & Stores, LSA and Ray Merridew (or LFC committee members), or on the door that night. Look forward to seeing you all!
September First Team Fixtures / Results
September Reserve Team League Fixtures / Results
Loxwood park rangers exited the Middlesex Sunday Premier Cup in the 1st round though the 5-1 scoreline some what flattered their hosts. Headstone took the lead just before half time when a defensive mistake allowed a Headstone forward through on goal to put the Harrow side 1-0 . Headstone looked to have put the game out of sight as they extended their lead to 3-0 with 30 minutes remaining , though Broadway were given some hope when Dave Gordon scored his 2nd goal of the season with 15 minutes . As Broadway pushed players forward in search of a second goal they were twice caught out at the back in the closing minutes and the final 5-1 scoreline will be one they will want to forget as they try to build on their opening day league win over Kings United when they face Conways this Sunday. Above are our hoodies for 2010-11 , only those who pay £20 signing on fee will get one so i'll get round to ordering them once we have all the signing on fee's paid !
Remember to give Selco our business lads , they are supporting us again this year for the 5th year in a row . We probably would not have a football club without their support so make sure you give something back to our sponsors and recommend them as well when your out and about. The match for this trophy which is played between the respective holders of the Middlesex Sunday Premier and Sunday Intermediate Cups, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, was staged by Bedfont Sports FC on Tuesday evening. Broadfields United, the Premier Cup winners, were successful in a very competitive match against Loxwood park rangers, through a single goal scored just after the half time interval by Man of the Match, Simeon Fearon. Play was largely confined to midfield during the first half with Marcus and Simeon Fearon being prominent for Broadfields United. The first real opening on either goal didn’t come until the 42nd minute when Ricky Dash blazed his shot wide when well placed. However, Ricky redeemed himself almost immediately when he made a good run through the middle of the Celtic defence and fed Simeon Fearon whose shot was well saved. Half time score: Broadfields United 0 Loxwood park rangers 0 The winning goal was scored in the 48th minute when Simeon Fearon collected Jack Zakora’s clever pass and slipped the ball past Onisini Princhici in the Celtic goal. That is how the betting odd changed for the punters on the stadium. For a detailed gambling prognosis go to the ultimate betting guide for sports online - topratedbettingsites.co.uk.
Although Loxwood park rangers dominated play throughout the second period and had several more chances there were no further goals. Goalscorer Simeon was put through by his brother Marcus Fearon in the 55th minute but had his shot well saved. Then, a minute later, a good move involving both Fearons and Ricky Dash was just foiled by the Celtic defence. Onisini made an excellent one handed save from Simeon in the 68th minute. Central defender Ryan Hendry came forward to try his luck in the 83rd minute but his angled shot passed just wide of the far post. 3 minutes later, Simeon went close, following another good Broadfields passing movement and Onisini saved well from Marcus in added time. The only time that United keeper Craig Nicholson was extended in this half was by a shot from Philip Morgan after 69 minutes. Result: Broadfields United 1 Loxwood park rangers 0 The trophy and medals were presented by Middlesex FA Life Vice President and County and club stalwart, Graham Hiseman. We were delighted that the Bedfont Sports Club was able to stage this match at its excellent new complex. A big thank you is due to Dave and Terry Reader and their backroom team. They were impeccable hosts. Referee Sebastian Podsadny controlled the game faultlessly, well assisted by Dave Reeve, Andrew Brooker and reserve official, Lee Williams.
loxwood 2 - 2 polish social
goals from skipper jonno morshead and riccardo riccio clinched a point for depleted loxwood after a gritty display at laurel park. morshead: skipper despite being without poley, buckers, dave ord and thorpey, rangers showed they have got some strength in depth to emerge with a share of the spoils against a strong and well-organised polish side. loxwood made a determined start and deservedly took a 10th minute lead when jonno morshead headed home from a jason harris corner. rangers continued to dominate and morshead went close with a lob from the edge of the box but polish equalised five minutes before half-time with a superb finish leaving matty manktelow no chance. loxwood made the perfect start to the second half when morshead and roberts closed poles down brilliantly allowing riccardo riccio to curl a superb shot in with the outside of his foot from 25 yards. greenwood: mom display on first team return however, polish levelled again when loxwood were caught cold by a quickly taken throw-in and a cross into the box was powerfully headed home. in the closing stages a poor back pass by harris was latched onto by the polish strikeforce but their effort was ruled out for offside. and loxwood could have snatched victory themselves with a couple of late half chances but a draw was probably a fair result in the end. team talk 1 matty manktelow - could do nothing about either goal and apart from that he was hardly tested..8 2 liam cattigan -worked hard down the right and really battled for the cause throughout..8 3 dave clyde - kept going right to the end and kept the ball well ..7 4 jason harris - not one of his better games and almost gifted polish a late winner..6 5 duncan greenwood - deserved his man of the match award for a gutsy display..9 6 pete phillips - their tricky striker hardly got a look in as gaffer used all his experience..7 7 mikey roberts - did well against their powerful midfielder and was very unlucky to be booked for a superb tackle..7 8 adam bowden - worked hard in the middle and used the ball well..7 9 jonno morshead - took his goal well and responded to being made skipper in the absence of buckers...8 10 riccardo riccio - brilliant goal and always posed a threat with his pace and skill..8 11 jason ivil - brilliant full debut and was close to being man of the match. mixed it well..8 subs 12 jonny austin (morshead 65) - looked lively and was involved in our best attacking moves..7 14 mark broomfield (bowden 75) - fitted in well and showed some great touches..7 15 kevin weeding (cattigan 80) - kept things tight and made sure we claimed a vital point..7 16 colin byers (not used) 17 dan jack (not used)
loxwood 4 - 2 116 exiles
loxwood continued their improved run of results with another solid display to see off exiles. another flying start with two goals inside the first 15 minutes paved the way and although the exiles never gave up, rangers always packed too much punch going forward. defender pete phillips opened his account for the season after just five minutes when he scored from a corner at the second attempt. and when jonno morshead latched onto riccardo riccio's pass to make it 2-0, rangers were in complete control. phillips then thought he had bagged his second when riccio's indirect free-kick came back off the post and was forced in by the defender but the referee ruled the effort out for offside much to rangers amazement. after the interval, slack marking allowed exiles to peg one back but loxwood then added a third when skipper christian buckley scored from close range. another soft goal gave the visitors hope with 15 minutes remaining but substitute ryland wilson scored his first goal in division one with the last kick of the game to complete the victory. team talk 1 matty manktelow - was at fault with the second goal but that apart he played well and was quick off his line..7 2 liam cattigan - was voted man of the match for the second week running after another power-packed performance..9 3 chris thorpe - slotted into the wing-back role as if he had never been away ..7 4 matt poll - organised well and could hardly talk at the end (thank god) after all his shouting..7 5 christian buckley - scored another vital goal and looked solid throughout..8 6 pete phillips - could have finished with a hat-trick and was obviously playing to the crowd..8 7 mikey roberts - needs to work on his finishing but marked their number 11 out of the game, so much so that he was eventually taken off..7 8 mark broomfield - worked hard but was walking a tightrope after being booked in front of his watching parents..7 9 jonno morshead - took his goal superbly and worked hard to close exiles down at the back...7 10 riccardo riccio - things just didn't go his way in front of goal but was a constant thorn in their side..8 11 jason harris - set up two of the goals and played his part in the middle..8 subs 12 jason ivil (broomfield 60) - useful debut and put him some solid challenges..7 14 dave clyde (morshead 75) - if he's a striker then so is pete borrett..7 15 ryland wilson (thorpe 80) - made sure of the victory with a stunning 30 yarder!.