Archived News 10/11
At tonight's Ilford & District League AGM, the club scooped the 'Sportmanship Trophy' and the 'Linesman of the Year Award' for the 2010/11 season! These awards come as a result of referee match report scores tallied up through out the year. Well done to everyone at the club!
The site is currently in the process of being updated for next season! Please bear with us as the site is being updated bit by bit!
Presentation Night Pictures - Trophy Winners!
Thanks to everyone who attended the Presentation Night yesterday evening; i thought it was a very positive evening. I'll echo the sentiments of the Captain and the Manager by saying we have a lot to be proud of after last season, and whilst next season will undoubtedly be tough, we should be looking to learn some lessons from last year and really kick on to achieve more. Congratulations go to Nick and Ben who shared the Golden Boot with 13 strikes a piece and Adam for bagging the Most Improved Player award. The 2010/11 Player of the Season accolade was hotly anticipated; with special thanks going to Chris for setting up and maintaining the points system introduced this year. With all the points tallied up, there were special mentions for Luke, Chris and Paul who finished 4th, 3rd and 2nd respectively. However ultimately special congratulations go to Alex who scooped the honour following a fantastic season at the heart of the defence.
The process of planning for next season now begins, as mentioned by Trev, we will be hoping to relocate from Low Hall Farm and we will have new kits for the next campaign. A really big thank you in advance goes to our our sponsor Victor Ferdinandi who will again be picking up the tab for new kits. Subs and fees will be remaining the same and pre-season training will be kicking off in late July, Trev will keep you informed. Keep an eye for updates in the near future regarding the league constitution for next year and some additions to the site; i'll also post photos of our trophy winners over the weekend.
The league table has been updated; Ryan Reserves pulled two big results out the bag, beating Singh Sabha Barking and FC Golazo respectively in their last to fixtures to pip us to 4th place. The Harriers finish the season 5th on 27 points. St Francis Reserves are relegated to the Second Division with old rivals AAH Romford (Champions) and Euro Dangenham Reserves (Runners Up) coming up. Enfield Elite (Champions) and FC Golazo (Runners Up) are promoted. St Francis & East Londoners will drop into Division 1 following relegation from the Preiemer League.
END OF SEASON PRESENTATION EVENING
Ok boys it's that time again! The Presentation Evening will be taking place on Thursday 2nd June at Woodford Wells Cricket Club (same as last year), Monkhams Lane, Woodford Green, IG8 0NL. Please get there for 7.30pm! Like last year, the winners of the Golden Boot, Player's Player and Most Improved Player will be awarded with their trophies. It's been a long hard season but we have plenty to be proud of after establishing ourself in the division following promotion and reaching another Cup Final. Please make every effort to attend to celebrate our achievements; we will also be looking ahead to next season's arrangements! Look forward to seeing everyone there!
The Harriers ended their season with a hard fought 4-4 draw against Esprit. That point should secure the Blues a 4th place finish in the League which is great achievement for the club in only its second season. A big well done goes to all the players for their efforts through out the campaign. Details regarding the end of season presentation night will follow in the coming weeks.
This Saturday is our final fixture of the season! We are away against Esprit, we will be wearing our home kit. The game is at Parmiters, please meet there at 1.45pm for a 2.30pm KO! A win on Saturday will secure a 4th place finish in the league which is no less than we deserve and would be a fantastic achievement after last year's promotion. Let's ensure we do ourselves proud after a long campaign! Please text Trev your availability ASAP!
Also a big thank you goes to Lefty for providing the team with tickets to Leyton Orient's home game against Peterborough on Friday (3 o'clock kick off). It's a big game for the O's as they continue to push for a place in the League 1 play offs! If you want to go, contact Trev who has the remaining ticket vouchers.
The Blues bounced back from mid-week disappointment with a convincing 6-2 victory over Ryan Reserves.
This coming Saturday we return to league action, we are at home to Ryan Reserves and will be wearing our home kit. Please meet at Low Hall Farm at 1.45pm for a 2.30pm KO. Please text Trev your availability ASAP!
The Harriers lost 1-0 tonight to FC Golazo in the Spartak Cup Final. An 88th minute strike broke Blues' hearts after they bossed the majority of the game. All the players deserve tremendous credit for a fantastic and committed display which really deserved more.
Chingford Harriers vs FC Golazo // Spartak Cup Final! Right gentlemen, tomorrow is the big game! We will be meeting outside the ground at 6pm! Trev will be paying for the players entry once everyone has arrived. We are allowed onto the pitch from 6.15 and have to return to the changing rooms at 7.15 before kick off at 7.30. Please be prompt so we can get our build up right. The address of the ground is as follows: Ilford FC's Cricklefield Stadium, High Road Ilford, IG1 1UE. Look forward to seeing everyone there; bring as many people as you can down to support the team, it will cost just £2 per person for supporters. Believe!
The Blues came out of today's league double header with Singh Sabha Barking with just a solitary point. The Harriers drew the first game 0-0 and went down 3-2 in second. All updates are now available.
We have a important Double-Header this Saturday at home against Singh Sabha Barking, we will be wearing our home kit. The format will consist of two 60 minute games, 30 minutes each way with a break between the two matches. We will be meeting at Low Hall Farm at 1.15pm for a 2pm KO. Please notify Trev of your availability ASAP. There is no training tonight so look forward to seeing you all Saturday!
The Harriers won 3-1 away against St Francis Reserves today, updates have now been posted.
This coming Saturday we are away to St Francis Reserves, we will be wearing our home kit. The game is at Wanstead Flats, Harrow Road! Please meet at the Hungry Horse at 1.15pm, we will be aiming to arrive at the ground at 1.45pm for a 2.30pm KO.
The Harriers picked up the three points today against Ryan Reserves due to the home side's non-fulfillment.
This weekend we will be facing Ryan Reserves away, we will be wearing our home kit. The game is at Parmiters; please meet at the ground at 1.15pm for a 2pm KO!
The Harriers drew 4-4 with FC Golazo today, all updates have now been posted.
This coming weekend we face FC Golazo at home in the league, we will be wearing our home kit. Please meet at Low Hall Farm at 1.45pm for a 2.30pm KO, as always please ensure you are on time! We need to ensure we put down a marker for the Spartak Cup Final with a big performance on Saturday, our current league position does not do us justice and we have seven league fixtures remaining to put that right!
The details for the Spartak Cup Final have now been released! The game will take place on Wednesday 13th April at Ilford FC's Cricklefield Stadium, High Road Ilford, IG1 1UE. Kick off is 7.30pm. Further details regarding meet time etc will be sorted over the next few weeks. Below are some pictures of the ground to get the heart racing!
The Harriers lost 5-1 away to Enfield Elite today. Updates now available.
The Harriers make the headlines! Well done boys!
This Saturday we face Enfield Elite away in the league, PLEASE BRING BOTH HOME & AWAY KITS! The game will take place at Parmiters; please meet there at 1.45pm for a 2.30pm KO. There are eight games left in the league season, lets push on from last weeks victory and put together a strong run so we can do ourselves justice come the end of the season. There is no training tonight, look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!
The Harriers have made it to their second cup final in successive seasons! The Blues came through a tough Semi-Final clash away to Singh Sabha Barking, eventually running out 2-1 winners to book a place in the Spartak Cup Final! The Blues will face FC Golazo in the League One showpiece after they saw off local rivals Chingford Athletic Reserves 3-2, the venue and date for the game has yet to be confirmed. Congratualtions to all the players and everyone involved with the club! The Harriers will now be desperate to bring home the club's first piece of silverware! Updates now available.
This coming Saturday is the biggest game of the season so far! We are playing away against Singh Sabha Barking in the Semi-Final of the Spartak Cup, we will be wearing our home kit. Kick Off is at 2pm; we will be meeting at the Hungry Horse at 12.30. The game will be taking place at Fords Sports & Social Club, Aldborough Road South, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8HG. Maps will be available at the 12.30 meet. Can't stress just how big this game is! Let's put last week behind us and make sure we make it to the Final; we owe it to ourselves and the Manager who will unfortunately not be there. We're going to go one better this year and bring the cup home!
There have been a number of developments over the weekend that have implications for the rest of our season:
1) Firstly, Midland have dropped out of the league. Unfortunately as they had not completed 75% of their fixtures their results have been expunged, which means we lose 6 points and two fine victories now count for nothing. This is made all the worse as Midland had recorded a number of results against some of our close rivals, including a win against FC Golazo. The table has been updated to reflect the changes however it includes a mistake on the IDFL websites' part regarding our current stats; our correct information has been listed below the table image. Please check the table page to see how the changes have affected our league position.
2) One positive to take from Midland's withdrawl is the impact it has had on our fixtures. We were due to have no game on March 26th; however we will now play Ryan Reserves away in the League who we were due to play in a league double header late in the season. Our double header with Singh Sabha Barking is currently still due to go ahead. Please see the fixtures page for the revised fixture list.
The Harriers lost 3-1 today at home to United Borough in the League. Updates now available.
This weekend we're back in action at home against United Borough in the league. Please meet at Low Hall Farm at 1.15pm for a 2pm KO, we will be wearing our home kit. Please make sure you are on time!! This is a big game in the context of the league; United Borough are just a point behind us so lets make sure we're up for this one and make up for the loss earlier in the season! It's the Spartak Semi Final the following weekend so lets ensure we go into that game with confidence!
Whilst no games took place in the league over the weekend, there have been some awarded results following some recent non-fulfillment. The league table has been updated to show the current standings.
The Harriers drew 1-1 away to Chingford Athletic Reserves today. Updates now available.
There has been some changes to our fixtures; please check the fixtures page to see how the rest of our season now looks.
This coming Saturday we have the second Chingford Derby to look forward to! The game will be taking place at the MET Police Ground in Chigwell. Please be at the Green Man at 12.45pm, we will be leaving before 1pm with the game set for a 2pm KO. We will be wearing our home kit. You don't need to be told how big this game is for both in terms of the league and local pride! Lets make sure we're all up for this and get the three points!!
The Harriers recorded a 5-1 home win today over Trelawny in the League. All updates are now available.
This coming Saturday we will again be taking on Trelawny; this time we will be playing at home in the League. Please meet at Low Hall Farm at 1.15pm for a 2pm KO, we will be wearing our home kit. As always please make the effort to be on time! Let's make sure we get our league form back on track! Please text Trev your availability ASAP.
The Harriers came through a dramatic Spartak Cup Quarter Final today; winning 5-4 on penalties (2-2 after extra time) away against Trelawny. The Blues will now play Singh Sabha Barking in the Semi-Final, a date is yet to be set for the tie. Updates from the weekend are to follow.
This coming Saturday we are playing away against Trelawny in the Quarter Finals of the Spartak Cup, we will be wearing our home kit. The game is at Leyton County Ground, Leyton High Road, E10 5PW where we will be meeting at 12.45pm for a 1.30pm KO. Please leave early as there is no car park at the ground with limited parking near by and there is usually a lot fo traffic . Text Trev to confirm availability ASAP.
The Harriers lost 3-2 to FC Golazo today in the League. All updates have now been posted.
There is a change of venue for tomorrow's game due to the state of the playing conditions at Salisbury Hall. We we now be playing at Albany Park, Hertford Road, Enfield, EN3 5PA. We will be meeting at the Hungry Horse at 12.45, can you please be on time as we will be looking to leave promptly to arrive at the ground at 1.15 for a 2pm KO. We will be wearing our home kit. Please text Trev your availability ASAP if you haven't already done so!
This weekend we are away to FC Golazo in the league. The game is at Salisbury Hall (next to Sainsburys), we will be wearing our home kit and it's a 1.15pm meet for a 2pm KO. This is a really massive game so please make sure you are there on time! Please text Trev your availability ASAP, hope to see as many of you as possible at training tonight!
The Harriers won 7-0 against Ryan Reserves today in the first round of the Spartak Cup and will now play Trelawny in the Quarter Finals in two weeks time. All updates have now been posted.
Tomorrow's Spartak Cup game with Ryan Reserves has been moved to Low Hall Farm as Parmiters remains waterlogged and unplayable. Same details apply, home kit, 12.45 meet for a 1.30 KO. Please be on time, leave in good time to take traffic into account. See you all there!
Our league game Saturday away to Esprit has been cancelled to make way for our re-re-arranged Spartak Cup First Round match away to Ryan Reserves. Details for the game are the same as last week, we will be wearing our home kit and its a 12.45 meet for a 1.30 KO at Parmiters, Nelson Road. As before lets make sure we're all on time as the ground is just down the road and make sure we get 2011 off to a winning start. Trev will be asking about availability for Saturday tonight at training, hope to see you all at there!
Fixtures through to the end of the season have been posted by the League, please have a look at the fixtures page to see our schedule. Also the league table has been updated following the weekend games which went ahead in the league.
Today's Spartak Cup fixture away to Ryan Reserves has yet again been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Our next game will now be (weather permitting!) away against Esprit next weekend. As we have now not played a game since December 11th, could everyone please make a big effort to be at training on Tuesday night. Hope to see you all then!
This coming weekend we are playing away against Ryan Reserves in the first round of the Spartak Cup, we will be wearing our home kit. The game is at Parmiters, Nelson Road. Meet at the ground at 12.45 for a 1.30 KO. Please be on time, Parmiters is local so no excuses. Lets start the new year as we mean to go on and get back to winning ways, a win will see us meet Trelawny in the Quarter Finals on Jauary 29th. Please let Trev know your availability ASAP.
Today's game at Enfield Elite has been postponed due to the weather. As a result the Harriers will head into the new year second in league with our next fixture the Spartak Cup first round tie away to Ryan Reserves on January 8th. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Harriers!
This coming Saturday we are playing in the League away to Enfield Elite, we will be wearing out AWAY KIT! The game is at Parmiters, Nelson Road, be there for a 1.15pm meet for a 2pm KO, PLEASE MAKE THE EFFORT TO BE ON TIME! This is the last game before the Christmas break and a win will send us top of the league ahead of Enfield going into 2011 so lets all really get fired up for this one.
Please also take the time to check the fixtures page; the League have released the opening fixtures of 2011 up to the end of January. We return to action after Christmas on January 8th against Ryan Reserves in the Spartak Cup 1st Round. If we progress, we will face Trelawny in the Quarter Finals at the end of January which will complete a tough month of fixtures all away from home.
The Harriers drew 1-1 at home today against St Francis Reserves, all updates have now been posted.
This coming weekend we are playing at home against St. Francis Reserves in the League, we will be wearing our home kit. Please meet at Low Hall Farm at 1.15pm for a 2pm KO. Please leave early to take into account any traffic and make sure you are on time. Look forward to seeing you all at training tomorrow.
The League Table has been updated following the weekend results. Only two games went ahead in League 1 but they were both big positives for the Harriers. FC Golazo slumped to their first defeat of the season away against Midland 2-1, whilst an even bigger shock saw St Francis Reserves win their first game (and points) of the season beating United Borough 3-1 at home.
Our Spartak Cup first round match with Ryan Reserves scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. We don't have a game on the 4th of December so our next match will be on December 11th at home to St Frances Reserves in the League. In the meantime keep an eye out for updates on our league rivals' results. We now have two training sessions before our next match, look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday night.
The Harriers drew 2-2 away to Trelawny today, all updates have now been posted.
This coming Saturday we are playing away against Trelawny in the League, we will be wearing our home kit. The game is at Leyton County Ground, Leyton High Road, E10 5PW where we will be meeting at 1.15pm for a 2pm KO. The ground is on the 97 Bus route and not far from Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road. The O's are at home this Saturday, there is no car park at the ground with limited parking outside. Please leave early because THERE WILL be a lot of traffic. Text Trev to confirm availability ASAP.
The Harriers lost 4-2 away to United Borough today, all updates have now been posted.
This coming weekend we are playing away to United Borough in the League, we will be wearing our home kit. The game is at Goodmayes Park Extension (RYPSA's home ground from last season), Trev will have directions to hand out on Saturday. Please meet at the Hungry Horse no later than 12.30, we will be aiming to arrive at the ground at 1pm for a 2pm KO. Please text Trev to confirm availability ASAP.
Match report & all other updates from the weekend have now been posted. Also our fixtures upto the Christmas break have been released by the league, see the fixtures page for details.
The Harriers won 5-4 away to Midland today, maintaining their 100% record in the league. Updates to follow.
This coming Saturday we are playing away against Midland in the League, we will be wearing our home kit. Please meet at Britannia Sports Ground, Billet Road, Walthamstow (behind McEntee secondary school) at 1.15pm for 2pm KO. Please be aware that there is very limited parking at the ground, there is alternate parking on the main road. Please text Trev to confirm availability ASAP.
The Harriers won 2-1 at home against Chingford Athletic Reserves to go top of the league! Updates have now been posted.
All updates from the weekend including match report and player stats have now been posted.
This coming Saturday it's the big Chingford derby at home to Chingford Athletic Reserves in the League. Please meet at Low Hall Farm at 1.45pm for a 2.30pm KO, leave with plenty of time to account for traffic. Please text Trev to confirm availability ASAP.
The Harriers lost 4-3 today (after extra time) to Supreme Athletic in the Fenton Cup.
This coming Saturday we begin our Fenton Cup campaign away to Premier League side Supreme Athletic. Please meet at Salisbury Hall Playing Fields (Next to Sainsbury's at the Billet) at1.15pm for a 2.00pm K.O. WE WILL BE WEARING OUR WHITE AWAY KIT! Please text Trev to confirm availability.
The Harriers won 6-2 today at home against Enfield Elite. Squad stats, league table and the weekends match report have all been posted.
This coming Saturday we are playing at home against Enfield Elite. Please meet at Low Hall at 1.45pm for a 2.30pm K.O, leave with plenty of time to account for traffic. WE WILL BE WEARING OUR WHITE AWAY KIT! Please text Trev to confirm availability.
Our fixtures up to the end of November have been released by the league; all games in November are away fixtures finishing with our Spartak Cup first round match at Ryan Reserves. Please see the Fixtures for full details, the League Table and Cup results/draws have also been updated.
A link to the IDFL site has been added to the side bar so you can easily keep up to date with all the goings on in the league, also a link to the Ilford Recorder's E-edition has been added. The paper comes out every Thursday and the E-edition is usually uploaded on the Friday. There is a round up of all the IDFL results towards the back of the sports section every week, look out for the mighty Harriers name in black and white!
Following the cancellation of all of their arranged fixtures; Castle United A have been removed from League 1 on the IDFL site reducing the league to 11 teams. At present no reason has been provided by the league for their withdrawl. The league table has been updated to reflect this and the weekends results.
The Harriers won 4-2 today against Espirit. Squad stats and match reports have now been updated on the website.
We are playing at home this Saturday against Espirit. It is a 1.45pm meet at Low Hall for a 2.30pm kick-off. We are wearing our home blue kit, please text Nick to confirm availability asap.
Training is now going to take place every Tuesday starting this week from 8.30pm - 9.30pm. Try and get there earlier then 8.30pm so we get a full hour in. The training venue is at Caterham High school. The address is Caterham High School, Caterham Avenue, Clayhall, Ilford, IG5 0QW.
League table & fixtures have been updated. Saturday's match report has also been posted.
Our coming match on Saturday has been cancelled. Instead we are to meet at Ridgeway Park at 1pm for training.
The Harriers won 4-2 at home today against Midland. Squad stats have been updated on the website, match report from guest writer Scott Prestedge to follow.
It is the first league game of the season this week against Midland! We are playing at home, 1.45pm meet at Low Hall for a 2.30pm kick-off. We are wearing our home blue kit. Please text Trev to confirm availability asap.
Training with Ashley tomorrow night at 8.30pm as usual. Then it's the last pre-season friendly this Saturday at home, we are meeting at Low Hall at 12.15pm. Wear your home kits.
Sunday's friendly has been cancelled due to a shortage of numbers. The plan for next week is to go to the park by fitness centre at Highams Park on Tuesday at 7pm and then to go to training with Ashley on Thursday at 8:30pm. Trev will be letting us know the details of next Saturday's fixture in due course.
Friendly vs Castle United FC on Sunday at Low Hall. Meet at the ground at 12.15pm and please bring your full home kits. Trev also has additional new kit stuff (shorts, socks etc) for us which will be handed out. Please text Trev to confirm availability.
Just a few important notices:
1) Sunday's friendly game is off.
2) Training at park by fitness centre at Highams Park is on Tuesday 7pm (please be on time as the light is fading quicker and quicker). Please try and make this as last weeks turn out was poor and we have no game on Sunday so no excuses!
3) Training with Ashley on Thursday 8:30pm.
4) Please please please bring your £50 cheques for Trev at some point next week. The man needs paying!
5) A number 14 away kit has gone missing. Someone definitely has it as we left nothing at Enfield Playing Fields on Sunday. Please can you check bags and bring it along to either training session next week.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at training tonight by fitness centre by Highams Park at 7pm. Just a quick note to remind everyone that we have an 11-a-side tournament at FC Golazo on Sunday 22nd August. We will be meeting at Hungry Horse (Greene Man) at 9:30am with games starting at 10:30am at Enfield Playing Fields. Please bring your full home and away kits despite the fact that we may be getting new shorts and socks before then.
Here is the provisional schedule for the next few weeks (with exact times and locations of events to follow):
Monday 16th Aug - Training at park by fitness centre at Highams Park at 7pm
Thursday 19 Aug - Fitness training with Ashley at 8.30pm
Sunday 22nd Aug - 11 a side tournament at FC Golazo
Monday/Tuesday 23/24 Aug - Training at park by fitness centre at Highams Park at 7pm
Thursday 26 Aug - Fitness training with Ashley at 8.30pm
Sunday 29 Aug - Friendly against Old Egbertians
Tuesday 31 Aug - Training at park by fitness centre at Highams Park at 7pm
Thursday 2 Sept - Fitness training with Ashley at 8.30pm
Sunday 5 Sept - Friendly against Castle Utd
Monday/Tuesday 6/7 Sept - Training at park by fitness centre at Highams Park at 7pm
Thursday 9 Sept - Fitness training with Ashley at 8.30pm
Saurdayt 11th Sept - Friendly against FC Golazo
Saturday 18th Sept First league game (the date to be confirmed once fixtures come through from the league)
Can everyone please note down which of the above dates they cannot make and let Trev know at the next training session where it would also be very helpful if you could bring your annual subs (£50). Finally, we had a good turn out for Ashley's abusive but very beneficial fitness session yesterday. I would advise people who could not make it yesterday to try their hardest to come to subsequent sessions!
Hello to all and welcome back for another prosperous season. Let's get straight down to business. Some important info listed below for you:
1) Training at Ridgeway Park on Monday at 7.15pm.
2) First fitness training session with Ashley on Thursday. Each session costs £80 so we need as many people as possible. Please let Trev know on Monday at training if you can make it or not.
3) The new Lib Dem-Conservative government is already knocking on our door for money so can we start to pay subs for the season (£50), ideally at training but any time soon after that will be fine too.
4) First friendly of the season is on Sunday September 5th against Castle United. More details will follow in the near future.