Tag: Chippenham Town

Cupset In The South West: Mangotsfield And Chippenham’s Early Exit

The FA Cup hasn’t even reached the second qualifying round yet but already a second club in the South West has been kicked out of the competition. Mangotsfield United, who play in the Southern League Division One South and West, are already out – thanks to player ruled ineligible due to a a fine from a previous club,  a fine which the club were not made aware of by either the player or the Gloucestershire FA. And now Chippenham Town are out as well (with the added worry of possibly losing league points too). In August, Chippenham signed a 24-year-old full back called Curtis Jack. What the club (and the Wiltshire FA) didn’t know that he was suspended from playing back in May because he owed £95 to an old club, Somerset County League side St George Easton-in-Gordano. He was also suspended from playing by the Gloucestershire FA back in August for owing £50 to Wick FC, who play in the Bristol Premier Combination League – only the Gloucestershire FA had the player listed as Jack Curtis, not Curtis Jack. Jack has played six games in the Southern League Premier Division so the Bluebirds could be docked points, he also, crucially played against Somerset-based Wells in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup and today an FA Cup Sub-Committee decided that because Jack was suspended by two other county...

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The Twohundredpercent Pre-season Predictions: The Southern Premier League

The Southern Premier League has a new sponsor this year, the same one as its northern counterpart so make sure you don’t confuse the two. Helpful. Anyway, teamwise the biggest relief for those footballers who get car sick is that Truro have been promoted, so that’s one afternoon spent on the M5 looking at the back of caravans which teams and fans alike won’t have to endure. Salisbury are also gone, climbing back from whence they came with their giant budget and full-time players. Joining the league are AFC Totton and Frome, both know the league well and both have impressive squads for the coming season. Frome can even boast a current England captain among their ranks, speedy winger Luke Ballinger is also the skipper of the national Futsal team. He’s had experience in the Southern Prem and a brief outing in the Blue Square North with Gloucester City, like his teammate, defender Tom Evans. The little Somerset side have an experienced squad and a decent manager in the form of Darren Perrin. AFC Totton, with free scoring striker Mike Gosney, could power their way through the Southern Prem, along with the other new boys, Hitchin,  they are likely to be goal hungry and eyeing up the top end of the table. Cambridge City have been lurking around the top of the Southern Prem for a while now and are the favourites...

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