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Sat 22nd September
Evo-Stik South Div 1 South
Barnstaple Town
V
Slimbridge
3:00 PM
 
 
 
Tue 25th September
Midland Floodlit Youth League
Slimbridge (U18)
V
Malvern Town U18
7:45 PM
 
 
 
Sat 29th September
Buildbase FA Trophy Extra-Prelim
Slimbridge
V
Winchester City
3:00 PM
 
 
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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.


 
2018-19 Playing Squad So Far...
Wednesday 18th July
The current playing squad signed on for 2018/2019 so far is:

Joe Tryner
Jamie Shimman
Christien Turner
Ben Hands
Max Harper Emerson
Ben Langworthy
Will Hawes
Sam Mendes
Jack Dempsey
Luke Payne
Henry Birkett
Alex Hoyle
Eric Edge