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Whitehead Returns After Injury - 25 October

hellenic league harry whitehead kidlingtonKidlington's Reserves head to Cheltenham Saracens tonight and will welcome back Harry Whitehead from long term injury.

Harry (pictured) turned 18 at the weekend and is very highly thought of at the club. He joins Matty Didcock back in squad but Kristian Thomas faces a four week lay off with a groin injury. Skipper Callum Rice is missing along with goalkeeper Nick Lacey and full back Dan Collier, however new signing Wayne Foster will come straight into the side to replace Lacey. A win for Nick East's young side will move them back up to third in Uhlsport Hellenic league Division One West.

Squad: Wayne Foster. Anton Mundy. Matt Didcock. Watheq Al Hakam. Sol Jacobs Bryan. Mark Gaul. Jack Gaul. Will Leach. Luke Spearman. Sam Elbro. Josh Smith. Mathieu Isamene. James McCarthy. Josh Tooke. Ewan Jones. Harry Whitehead. Jesus Miguel

 

Seeking Positive Response - 13 October

Kidlington Reserves will be looking to bounce back this weekend when they entertain local rivals North Leigh United.

Their last two games have seen contrasting performances from the Kidlington young guns. The first of these was a league defeat at local rivals Woodstock Town where the “Green Machine” failed to live up to the standards which had seen them win five matches on the bounce before this match, the second can only be described as a “glorious defeat”.

There were many positives that came out of last weeks 2-1 away defeat at Uhlsport Premier Division Fairford Town in the Bluefin Sport Challenge Cup. The “Machine” were 1-0 up at half time and at times it was totally impossible to make out who were the Premier Division outfit and if the young Greens side had scored on six occasions it would not have flattered them. On the flip side of the coin it was a harsh lesson which showed they need to be far more ruthless against higher opposition teams in front of goal if they are to realise the potential of this very talented squad. Manager, Nick East said afterwards “It is all well and good dominating possession but it's what you do with the final pass or shot that decides many games. Fairford to their credit were ruthless in front of goal, they created very little but their late winner that was smashed into the top corner from 20 yards was worthy of winning any match”.

North Leigh United are managed by an ex-Kidlington player Sean Sullivan. Sean is very highly respected in local football and he always creates teams that play in an attacking style. He also has a canny knack of winning trophies which was highlighted during his time as manager of Oxfordshire Senior League outfit OUP.

Squad : Nick Lacey, Anton Mundy, Dan Collier, Sam Elbro, Luke Spearman, Matt Isamene, Will Leach, James McCarthy, Kristian Thomas, Josh Tooke, Jack Gaul, Taylor Southam, Ewan Jones, Josh Smith, Watheq Al Hakam, Mark Gaul, Sol Jacobs Bryan.

 

Defibrillator Sponsorship - 7 September

Yarnton Leisure Buildings have agreed sponsorship for Kidlington to purchase a Defibrillator to be based at the football club in Yarnton Road.

Kidlington FC trustee Nick Duval said " it's a great gesture and a welcome addition for the club, we thank them very much".

Yarnton Leisure Buildings are purveyors of high quality Conservatories, Orangeries and Garden Rooms and are based at Yarnton Nurseries, Sandy Lane, Yarnton, Oxon OX5 1PA - telephone 01865 379290 - infp@yarntonleisure.com

 

Kidlington News - 12 August

Kidlington’s Uhlsport Hellenic league side start the season at Ardley in Division One West today but have been rocked eleven absentees.

Skipper Callum Rice is serving a suspension, Josh Tooke has been called up for first team duties. The remaining unavailable players cannot be selected for various reasons
 
Manager, Nick East has been busy signing on replacements this week. Including midfielder’s Adam Wells, Sol Jacobs-Bryan and the combative Nick Andrews, making a total of 33 Hellenic players signed on prior to the season start.

Their opponents will be a tough nut to crack after taking voluntary relegation after finishing fifth in the Uhlsport Hellenic Premier Division last year and winning the Bluefin Sport Supplementary Cup.

 

Friendly Tonight - 3 August

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One West Kidlington entertain Oxfordshire Senior League Cropredy tonight at Yarnton Road.

Manager Nick East is decimated with absentees due to injury, work and holidays. Absentees include Callum Rice, Luke Spearman, Maxwell Jones, Jack Gaul, Josh Smith, Jack Gaul, Charlie Cassetari, Taylor Southam, Kristian Thomas and Nathan Neale. However as one door closes another opens and this gives 'The Green Machine' an opportunity to trial some newcomers.

Squad: Nick Lacey, Josh Tooke, Matt Isamene, Dan Collier, Anton Mundy, Zac Farrow, Watheq Al-Hakam, Callum Harvey, Matt Didcock, Jack Morton, Marvin Lwasa , Ryan Chambers, Declan Allen Stokes, Sam Elbro, Luke Hayward, Mark Gaul, Stuart Wellburn

Following tonight's fixture, on Saturday, the One West team will take on Hellenic League Division One East outfit Wokingham & Emmbrook who were relegated from the Premier Division last year. Kick Off will be 3pm at Yarnton Road Stadium.

 

Green's Jim Newman Trophy Start - 20 July

Kidlington's Uhlsport Hellenic Division One West team will be in pre-season action on Saturday when they take part in the Jim Newman Trophy.

Their first fixture in the competiton is against Carterton, taking place at Clanfield's Radcot Road ground, k.o. 5:00pm. Good preparation in readiness for Kidlington Reserves who will be playing at the higher level after promotion last season.

 

hellenic league kidlington player harry whiteheadYoung Striker Re-Signs For Kidlington - 5 July

Highly thought of young prospect Harry Whitehead, who featured in all Kidlington's Teams last season, has signed up for the same again.

Harry scored fifteen goals in his debut season for the club's Uhlsport Hellenic Division Two Reserve side last season and as a result also played six times for the Evo-Stik League Southern first team, where apparently he made a huge impression. Along with that he was a rgular in their U18's team.

Harry has signed, Allied Counties Youth, Uhlsport Hellenic and Evo-Stik League Southern forms for 17/18

Sports Therapist Sought - 19 June

Kidlington FC are looking to obtain the services of a match day therapist for their Evo-Stik Southern League South West first team .

The Southern League have stated that from the start of the 2017-18 season each member club must have in attendance at home & away fixtures a therapist who is a graduate, chartered or a registered member of the Health Professional Council. This person will become part of the match day team and will have responsibility to attend to injured players on the field of play and in the dressing room, he or she must hold a valid first aid certificate.

Interested persons please get in touch with David Platt 07956 531185 or Nick Duval 07918 887443.

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