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Thu 15th November
Midland Floodlit Youth League
Slimbridge (U18)
V
Pegasus Juniors U18
7:45 PM
 
 
 
Sat 17th November
Evo-Stik South Div 1 South
Moneyfields
V
Slimbridge
3:00 PM
 
 
 
Sun 18th November
Gloucestershire County Youth Cup
Tuffley Rovers U18
V
Slimbridge (U18)
3:00 PM
 
 
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Slimbridge 0-0 Highworth Town
Thursday 23rd August
Slimbridge 0 – 0 Highworth Town

Slimbridge play out entertaining draw against Highworth Town to kick off their home league campaign.
Despite the score line both sides played with flair and passion in an entertaining encounter where nether side deserved to lose. 

Slimbridge started well with Ewen Dunbar attacking down the left flank and Edji Mbunga down the right causing the visiting defence some concerns.  Ryan Morgam was pressed into cutting out a through ball from Mbunga under pressure from Will Hawes.

Highworth had a chance to open the scoring on 10 minutes, Ashley Edenborough latching on to a defence splitting through ball however Korey Pring’s tackle in the box was enough to allow Eric Edge in the home goal to collect.

At the other end Mbunga tried his luck from 18 yards but fired straight at visiting keeper Connor Johns.  A minute later Dunbar sprung through from the left but overran the ball as he bore down on the goal.  

On 18 minutes a Highworth free kick on the left sailed wide of the goal with no one  near enough to get a head on it.  Edge was then called into action to palm away Matty Grabe’s point blank shot from a narrow angle on the left.

With 24 minutes on the clock Swans Liam Smith fed Hawes on the right however his delightful chip in the box fell to both Dunbar and Mbunga who got in each other’s way allowing the visitors to clear but only as far as Dean Turner who follows up shot was easily saved by Johns.

Christien Turner having a solid game at the heart of defence produced a great tackle to deny Edenborough and shot on goal from the edge of the penalty area.  Late in the half both Dunbar and Harper-Emerson attempted long range shots which missed the target.  Edge in the home goal produced another save this time from Callum Parsons speculative strike.

The second half started strongly for Highworth, Aaron Nesbeth attacking down the right, first skipping past Harper-Emerson before drawing a point blank save from Edge. Slimbridge could have taken the lead on 54 minutes Mbunga’s run down the right crossing to the on rushing Dunbar at the far post but was just inches too far in front of him to get a shot away.  

Referee Mr Andrew Genders who was having an excellent game in the middle pulled in Mbunga and Jordan Roberts after the pair had a set too down on the right touch line.  After a stern warning play continued with Edenborough raving through tracked closely by Luke Payne, but was allowed to get his shot in however Edge was on hand to make the save.

Edge was again called into action with 15 minutes to go, heading the ball clear on the edge of the box straight to the visitors Roberts who strike cannoned back off the foot of the post and away to safety.

As tempers started to rise Sean Wood’s name went into the reference book on 80 minutes for a strong challenge in midfield as both teams were chasing for a winner.  The last chance of the game fell to visiting substitute Harrison Bennett after collecting Nesbeth’s through ball but his shot was wide of the goal.


The Swan start their journey down the FA Cup trail this Saturday against high flying Hellenic leader Wantage Town with a 3pm kickoff.

Slimbridge: Edge, Payne, Harper-Emerson, Pring, C Turner, Dempdey, D Turner, Smith(85 Hands), Dunbar(89 Yeshaya Lomotey), Hawes(69 Bello), Mbunga

Attendance: 108

Supporters Star Man: Eric Edge.


 
Blackfield & Langley 1-0 Slimbridge
Sunday 19th August
The Swans returned home from Hampshire pointless on the opening day of the season, going down 1-0 thanks to a 52nd minute penalty scored by Blackfield & Langley's Liam Robinson.


The hosts, who were making their debut in the Southern league after being crowned champions of the Wessex league last season were keen to make a good start and certainly looked more sharper on a pitch best described as poor, which was disappointing especially considering it was the first game of the season.

Blackfield & Langley's Owen Fee was a thorn in the Swans side all afternoon with his pacy runs up the left side came close to opening the scoring when his free kick was well pushed away by Eric Edge in the visitors goal.

A early caution for Christien Turner for a deliberate push was followed by a second for Joe Noakes for a soft challenge by a referee who seemed to be wanting to stamp his authority on the game.

Slimbridge had a penalty appeal turned down on 33 minutes when Liam Smith appeared to be felled in the box but the referee was close enough and was not interested.

The home side should have scored right on half time when a high cross into the box eluded Edge but was cleared off the line by Luke Payne, the rebound being struck inches wide by Robinson.

Slimbridge went into the break knowing that they had had a poor half and the half time cuppa seemed to do good as they showed much more purpose during the second 45.

However it was the hosts who went in front on 52 minutes when Korey Pring was penalised for a late challenge and up stepped Robinson to fire his spot kick low past Edge.

Slimbridge were rather fortunate not to concede a second penalty 10 minutes later when Noakes barged into a opponent but the referee awarded a free kick to the Swans much to the annoyance of the home side.

The Swans started to get their game going now and a great run up the right by Ewen Dunbar found Will Hawes free but his shot was blocked, the rebound being struck inches wide by Liam Smith.

Hawes and Ben Hands were replaced by substitutes Yeshaya Lomotey and Sam Mendes as the Swans looked to freshen things up, quickly followed by Max Harper- Emersons introduction, replacing the injured Noakes.

Lomotey looked quick and was soon felled on the edge of the box, Mendes hitting the free kick just wide. As the Swans pushed for the equaliser Christien Turner was just wide with a shot after a good run by Payne.

Mahhloufi was cautioned for the hosts late on for a late challenge on Smith as Slimbridge threatened on several occasions but it was the home side who held on to take the points which was probably just about deserved on the day.


Slimbridge: Edge, Payne, Noakes (Harper-Emerson 80), Dean Turner, Pring, Christien Turner, Dempsey, Smith, Hawes (Lomotey 75) Dunbar, Hands (Mendes 75)

Supporters man of the match- Luke Payne.

 

 
Gloucester Senior Challenge Cup Draw has been completed
Wednesday 8th August
The Swans have been given a bye into the Quarter Final Round, where they will face the winners of a Round One tie between Cheltenham Town Reserves/Under 21's and Mangotsfield United. Dates for the game will be announced in due course.

 
Change of date for Under 18s fixture
Monday 6th August
Our Under18's fixture aganst Bristol City, originally scheduled for tomorrow night, will now take place on Thursday 9th August. Kick Off time remains the same.

 
Dave Strain Appointed Assistant Manager
Wednesday 1st August
Slimbridge AFC are delighted to announce that they have appointed Dave Strain as Assistant manager/ Coach.
Dave was Assistant manager to John Brough at North Leigh last season and before that he spent 16 years coaching at Cheltenham Town AFC Academy. Dave is a Level 3 coach.

Commenting on his appointment Dave said "I am really looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead of us here at Thornhill Park.
From what I have seen so far we have a excellent set up and the people involved here have been very welcoming"

Slimbridge AFC Chairman Barry Gay said that he is absolutely delighted that Dave has agreed to join us, after a long search to find Lee Driver-Dickerson an assistant I feel that we have found the right person in Dave who has an excellent pedigree and I am really looking forward to working with him.


 
Latest player news
Sunday 29th July
Welcome to new signing Nick Pulman who has joined the Swans from Bath City Academy. Also centre half Korey Pring has rejoined for the new season.

 
New pre-season friendly added
Thursday 26th July
A new pre-season friendly game has been added, we shall be travelling to Newent Town on Friday 10th August with a 7pm kick-off
 
2018-19 Fixtures Released
Thursday 19th July
The Southern League has released the fixtures for the 2018-=19 Season, which have now been added to the First Team - Fixtures section of our website.