Issue 151    December 1st   to March 1st 2022

Hungerford Town Football Club.                      

After two truncated seasons, both of which were eventually declared null and void, and in   which many games   were played behind closed doors, the new season started on time in August and has gone well so far.

We are, of course in a very tough league In which we meet many more powerful clubs, who draw much larger crowds than we can attract, and  with far greater resources than we enjoy, and there are no easy games.

However, in the F.A .Cup, we avenged last seasons defeat by beating Truro City 1-0, and then defeated Cirencester Town but, with the First Round proper only a game away, we lost 2-1 to Bromley, who are a league above us in the National League and who are in after a run of victories.

We had a crowd of over 700 for that game and received  many messages from their supporters congratulating us on our efforts and thanking us for our hospitality.

We had another  public relations boost when Nicky Chambers, the wife of Chairman Patrick, was given the Volunteer of the Month award by the league for August and September, an honour which she richly deserved, for she and her husband do a great deal for the club and it would be difficult to manage without them.

In the league, one of our best results was a 4-1 win at Concord Rangers with our scorers, Ryan Seager and Sol Wan-Jau-Smith nominated in the Team of the Week by the Non- League paper and Danny Robinson named “Boss of the Week”

An even better result was a 3-2 win over high-flying Maidstone with Ryan Seager completing his hat-trick in the dying seconds, We had a crowd of over 500 for that game, the best I remember for a league game and the atmosphere in the club was electric after the game as we celebrated the result.

We are in in the league, only just outside the play-offs, but we are only a quarter of the way through the season and we can rejoice, without being complacent for there are many hard games ahead.

Ron Tarry. President Hungerford Town Football Club