What you missed this week in Lockmen Land
Willenhall Town continued their unbeaten start to 2015 with a 4-1 thumping of Wednesfield Town. This resulted in Willenhall maintaining 18th place, but more importantly extending the gap between us and 21st place to 9 points, AND closing the gap on teams above us to 2 points. We are now only 14 points off the magical 10th place and a place in the 2015/16 FA Cup draw.
Talking of teams above us, we welcome Dudley Town to Long Lane on Valentines Day, a win would take us to within a point of them in 15th place. View the latest WMRL league table
here. Read what Manager Matt Whitehouse has to say here.
This seasons leading goalscorer Mikey Clark took his tally to 11 this season, including another goal of the season contender, with his first in the 4-1. See Mikey’s Q&A and stats by viewing his profile. And check out our Fixture list for when you can make it to see his trademark celebration.
We have announced details of this seasons John Martyn trophy match. The Lockmen will travel to local rivals Bilston Town in a charity match at Queen Street Stadium on Wednesday 18th March 2015 with a 7.45pm kick-off. All funds raised will be donated to a fund set-up to raise money for equipment to help local girl Lillie Grace Scott who was diagnosed with quadriplegic spastic and athetoid cerebral palsy in January 2013. Click here for more info.
BCFA Midweek Floodlit Challenge Cup update…..The semi-finals of the BCFA Midweek Floodlit Challenge Cup will be played week commencing 2nd March. This means our match should be played on Tuesday 3rd March 7.45pm at Long Lane Park. Our opposition will be either Cadbury Athletic or Cradley Town. We’ll update you as soon as we know more. We wanted to confirm this before announcing the news, but an unofficial source leaked the news on social media.
We also announced on Facebook this week that local lad, Bal Kandola, has kindly sponsored 6 players! What a great gesture from another Willenhall chap! Bal now has his name printed alongside each of his players for the remainder of the season. They are:- Harri Basra, Julian Sharpe, Junior Ikouara, Damien Charie, Leon Smith, Dean Humpage.
On the subject of Fundraising, how about purchasing one of our Limited Edition Calendars? Worth a look, just to see Mr Chairman!
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