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Chinnor Look Forward To Emirates FA Cup Action - 10 August

After Saturday's disappointing defeat on the opening day Chinnor hope to find that first win when they welcome Reading Town to Culham Road on Tuesday evening in quest to put points on the board for the first time this season.

After Tuesday all attention is turned to Saturday. Where Chinnor for only the second time in the clubs history qualified to be in this seasons Emirates FA Cup where they face Combined Counties side Hartley Wintney FC who in previous years have seen themselves one win away from the first round proper of the competition.

Please note this is a home game for Chinnor, and although the game is being played at Chinnor's temporary home at Abingdon Town the club need your support. Please come and support and be part of what could be history for Chinnor Football Club as they search to win there first ever game in the prestigious competition.

 

Chinnor Finish Pre Season In Style - 5 August

Chinnor finished the pre season in style last night against Winslow United winning 7-4, having come from being 4-2 down to win the game.

"Last night was a great test for us. It was perfect. For physical and fitness sides of the game we couldn't of got a better game" commented assistant manager Craig Williams.

"It now sets us up for Saturday's league opener with Headington. We set up last night how we will on Saturday and for the first 20 minuets it didn't go to plan with us conceding 3 sloppy goals. But from then onwards we were always in the driving seat and with some great finishes we won the game" added Williams.

Chinnor open the season on Saturday at home to Headington. (Please note this game will be played at Abingdon Town FC where Chinnor are ground sharing until December) 3:00pm kick off.

 

Signings At Chinnor - 16 July

Following last nights game at Thame, first team manager Dave Ridgley secured the services of several players from last years successful squad.

The following players have signed and committed themselves to the club for the coming season:
Stuart Braun - As club captain, Stuart has again committed himself to the club for the coming season. Stuart has been a loyal servant for many years.
Steve Newell - Steve missed the back end of last season due to injuries and holidays, but is looking to boost his appearances this season.
Matt Tallyn - An ever present in last years successful squad, Matt, despite moving to London has signed and is a real asset to the team.
Stuart Maclellan - 'Macca' another one who made his position his own last season. Having played at a higher level he brings with him the experience and great enthusiasm.
Alex Cairns - Alex brings with him a wealth of experience at playing higher up the football pyramid. He joined at the back end of last season and looks forward to having a full season with us.

More signings to be revealed in the coming days.

One departure is left back Alex Feaver. Alex has been with the club on two different occasions in his career and will be sorely missed. Work commitments and moving house was his decision to join Bedford Town. All at the club wish Alex the best of luck.

 

emirates fa cupFA Cup Hopes For Chinnor - 9 July

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East Chinnor secure place in FA Cup for only the second time in the history of the club.

Last Friday's Emirates FA Cup draw confirmed the acceptance of Chinnor in the prestigious cup for the second time ever. The club played in the competition for the first time the season before last, when they travelled to Camberley Town in the Extra Preliminary round only to be defeated.

This season has seen them been drawn at home to Combined Counties Premier League side Hartley Wintney FC. A side that were one win away from the First around proper last season.

"What a fantastic draw for us" mentioned assistant manager Craig Williams. "We missed out on qualification last season, and after equalling our highest ever finish we have been accepted this season. For a village team to play in such a world famous competition is fantastic. We come up against a team we know nothing about and for a home tie the draw has worked in all our favours. We know a even bigger tie awaits us in the next round where we come up against Southern League side Banbury United, but we have our first hurdle to jump first"

The tie will be played over the weekend of 14 - 16 August.

The club were also drawn away to Carterton FC of the Uhlsport Hellenic League Divison 1 East in the FA Vase on Saturday September 5.

 

Management Team Required At Chinnor - 19 June

Chinnor Football Club is looking to appoint a new reserve team Manager and coaching team.

The club has FA Charter "Community" status which is the highest accolade a club can receive of which only a handful of Village clubs in Oxfordshire have been awarded. We run 7 mens teams and this appointment is seen as a key role in a club that has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Please email all applications to Daryl Ridgley - daryl.ridgley@btopenworld.com


 
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