Slimbridge 0-0 Forest Green Rovers
Saturday 25th July
The Swans did more than avoid defeat this afternoon to a full strength Forest Green Squad, they matched their Conference opponents man for man, and with a little luck, could have registered their first victory against Rovers since this encounter has become a pre-season fixture for both sides.
Jonny Maxted in the Forest Green goal, signed last night and playing behind his defenders for the first time made two superb stops in the first half - early on from Sean Lawson, who along with Paul Fahy caused FGR problems all afternoon, and then an even better save from Adam Maceís effort ten minutes before the interval.
With Forest Green switching their entire outfield team on the hour mark, there was a danger that the fresh legs would start to tell, but it is a tribute to the pre-season efforts of all involved that the hosts didnít flag at all for the whole 90 minutes.
Lawson again went close on 63 minutes, edging his effort just past the post, while Aaron OíConnor was just wide for the visitors with 6 minutes remaining after good work from Elliott Freer.
But in the end, an FGR goal would have been an injustice to the home side, and Leon Sterling, Freddy Ward and all of their players can feel very proud of their contribution to an entertaining afternoon played out in front of a crowd of just over 300 fans.
Team: Evans, Turl, Brown, Rich Thwaite, Tunnicliff, Ward, Turner, Twyman, Lawson, Fahy, Mace Subs Used: Blackie, Martin, Parrott, Freeman
Supporters Man of the Match: Sam Turl
Brimscombe & Thrupp 1-1 Slimbridge AFC
Wednesday 22nd July
Another Swans' former player came back to haunt them in a very well fought and entertaining encounter last night at The Meadow, with Karl Nash notching a last kick of the game equaliser for the home side. Ciaran Greening had put the Visitors ahead with a header in the 24th minute from Adam Mace's corner. Towards the end of the first period, Slimbridge Keeper made a superb triple save to keep out another ex-Swan, Joey Tustain
In the second period, Evans continued to excel, making a penalty save on 57 minutes, but was finally beaten by Nash's thunderbolt at the death.
Photographer Shane Healey was on hand to capture the action, and we will be featuring some of his superb photos in our gallery shortly.
Forest Green Ladies
Sunday 19th July
Slimbridge AFC are proud to announce that we will continue to host Forest Green Ladies' home games in their first season in the FA Womenís Premier League South Division this campaign.
With the success of the Lionesses in the Summer, the Ladies game is attracting increasing support, and we are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Forest Green Rovers especially in a season where teams such as Spurs, West Ham and QPR will be visiting Wisloe Road.
The FGR home fixture schedule is as follows - all games at Wisloe Road Kick Off at 2pm unless stated.
Sunday 23rd August - Plymouth Argyle
Sunday 6th September - West Ham United
Thursday 10th September - Cardiff City (7.45pm)
Sunday 20th September - Tottenham Hotspurs
Sunday 25th October - Charlton Athletic
Sunday 8th November - Coventry City
Sunday 15th November - Queens Park Rangers
Sunday 6th December - ~Lewes
Sunday 3rd January - Portsmouth
Sunday 24th January - Brighton
Sunday 21st February - C & K Basildon
Sponsorship Opportunites for 2015-16
Sunday 19th July
There are still opportunities available for sponsoring Slimbridge AFC in their first ever season in the Evo-Stik Southern League South & West. Perimeter Boards at Wisloe Road are available at a cost of £150 for the first season, followed by £50 for the next two seasons. if you wish to supply your own board rather than have us print it, the cost is £50 per season for 3 seasons.Please contact Lena Wrixon for more details on 07786957797
We also have a limited number of Player Sponsorships remaining at £50, which includes publicity in every home programme for the 2015-16 season. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Slimbridge 0-1 Cirencester Town
Saturday 18th July
The Swans fell to their first Pre-season defeat this afternoon, when a superb strike from former Wisloe Road favourite Ross Langworthy in the 55th minute won the match for the Southern Premier League side.
Prior to the match, Chairman Barry Gay presented Cameron Hutchinson with cheques totalling £1050 as the proceeds of last weekends fundraising match. Cam's family have decided to donate the funds to Pauls' Fund, a Charitable Trust which provides respite breaks in Georgeham, Devon, for people with terminal or life threatening illnesses, and who have previously provided a much needed break for Cameron and his family.
Details of the Charity and their work can be found at http://www.pauls-fund.co.uk/
Photos of the Presentation can be viewed in the Photo Album of today's game.
The Swans travel to Brimscombe & Thrupp on Tuesday (7.45pm) before returing to Wisloe Road next Saturday for their annual visit from Forest Green Rovers. This game Kicks off at 2pm.
Cribbs 0-1 Slimbridge AFC
Friday 17th July
The Swans continued their pre-season campaign with a win at Cribbs last night. The only goal of the game was scored just before the break when Brad Martin headed home from Alex Parrott's corner.
Thursday 16th July
Our fixtures for next season have been announced. Make a note and make your plans!
Saturday August 8th - Wantage Town (A) 3.00pm
Wednesday August 12th - Evesham United (H) 7.30pm
Saturday August 15th - Larkhall Athletic (H) 3.00pm
Wednesday August 19th - North Leigh 7.45pm(A)
Saturday August 22nd - Yate Town (H) 3.00pm
Monday August 31st - Shortwood United (A) 3.00pm
Saturday September 5th - Didcot Town (H) 3.00pm
Saturday September 19th - Marlow (A) 3.00pm
Saturday September 26th - Burnham (H) 3.00pm
Tuesday September 29th - Swindon Supermarine (A) 7.45pm
Saturday October 10th - Taunton Town (A) 3.00pm
Saturday October 17th - AFC Totton (H) 3.00pm
Saturday October 24th - Mangotsfield United (H) 3.00pm
Tuesday October 27th - Tiverton Town (A) 7.30pm
Saturday November 7th - Wimborne Town (A) 3.00pm
Saturday November 14th - Bishops Cleeve (H) 3.00pm
Wednesday November 18th - North Leigh (H) 7.30pm
Saturday November 21st - Cinderford Town (A) 3.00pm
Saturday November 28th - Wantage Town (H) 3.00pm
Tuesday December 1st - Evesham United (A) 7.45pm
Saturday December 5th - Banbury United (A) 3.00pm
Saturday December 12th - Bashley (H) 3.00pm
Saturday December 19th - Yate Town (A) 3.00pm
Saturday December 26th - Shortwood United (H) 3.00pm
Saturday January 2nd - Bridgwater Town (A) 3.00pm
Saturday January 9th - Winchester City (H) 3.00pm
Saturday January 16th - Didcot Town (A) 3.00pm
Saturday January 23rd - Marlow (H) 3.00pm
Saturday January 30th - Cinderford Town (H) 3.00pm
Saturday February 6th - Larkhall Athletic (A) 3.00pm
Saturday February 13th - Burnham (A) 3.00pm
Saturday February 20th - Swindon Supermarine (H) 3.00pm
Saturday February 27th - AFC Totton (A) 3.00pm
Saturday March 5th - Taunton Town (H) 3.00pm
Saturday March 12th - Banbury United (H) 3.00pm
Saturday March 19th - Bashley (A) 3.00pm
Saturday March 26th - Winchester City (A) 3.00pm
Monday 28th March - Bridgwater Town (H) 3.00pm
Saturday April 2nd - Tiverton Town (H) 3.00pm
Saturday April 9th - Mangotsfield United (A) 3.00pm
Saturday April 16th - Wimborne Town (H) 3.00pm
Saturday April 23rd - Bishops Cleeve (A) 3.00pm
Red Insure Cup 1st Round Draw
Thursday 16th July
The Swans will entertain our neighbours from Bristol, Yate Town in the first round of this competition at Wisloe Road. The game will be on Wednesday 14th October, with a 7.30pm Kick Off.