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New Manager Announced.

CLUB ANNOUNCE NEW MANAGER

The Club are pleased to confirm that Scott Hamilton has accepted the position of First Team manager for season 2016/17.

Over the last nine games, Scott has stood in under extremely difficult, almost impossible circumstances and ensured the Club was able to fulfil it’s obligations to the League.

In that difficult time he has shown great dignity under extreme pressure, virtually sacrificing the Youth Teams season to ensure the First Team fulfilled its fixtures with the limited players available to him.

Scott will be bringing in his own backroom staff and together, they will be looking to secure players committed to bringing success to the Club.

It’s not been the season we all anticipated or hoped for, ending in a way nobody could have envisaged or legislated for. We draw under a line under it now, thank Scott and the players who ended the campaign with us, and we move on, with Scott rewarded for that loyalty by having the chance to bring the good times back to Queen Street.

We hope you join us in wishing Scott and his staff every success, as we dust ourselves off, and go again.

On his appointment, Scott said :

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved at Bilston Town for giving me there full support. It is an honour to be given the opportunity to manage the 1st team.

This season has ended and we all need to draw a line under it and start to prepare for next season, the hard work starts now and I’m relishing it.”

In view of Scott’s appointment, we will be looking to appoint a new Youth Team manager. Anyone wishing to be considered should submit their application and c.v. via the Club website.

Article taken from Bilston Towns Official Facebook.

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Bewdley 3-0 Bilston Town

07/05/16 15:00 Bewdley Town 3-0 Bilston Town Community

The end of a frustrating, disappointing season concluded with a 0-3 defeat at Bewdley, where we started the game with a perfectly respected minutes silence for friend and supporter, Kevin Whale, who died unexpectedly last week.

The result, to a great extent, was irrelevant as once again the twelve lads in orange gave a spirited display, where we could easily have been 2-0 up before conceding the first goal.

Huge respect to every lad in a Bilston shirt, it’s been a massive baptism of fire for all the youth team lads, who have sacrificed their own season to ensure the first team fulfilled their fixtures – unlike some of their former senior colleagues!

It’s been tough on them but they will reap the benefits in the long term and have earned the respect of everyone connected to the Club – Steelmen, each and every one of them.

Massive thank you to Scott as well, and to Mark Barnett for stepping up as physio these last few games, it really has been a case of everyone pulling together to get us across the line but we end the campaign, a bit battered, a bit bruised but alive and kicking and still a Premier Division club.

A final thank you to the Orange Army who, once again, outnumbered the home team support – respect to you all.

An end of season evening has been arranged in the Steelman’s Bar on Saturday May 21st, everyone welcome.

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Article taken from Bilston Towns Official Facebook.

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Match Reports 06-04-16 to 16-04-16

Wellington Amateurs 3 Bilston Town 0

5 empty spaces on the subs bench tells the tale as the 11 lads who showed the commitment were left to plug gaps and play out of position.

Despite this, and after going a goal down early on, the lads dug in and had the better of the first half and we’re denied a penalty when Matty Barnett appeared to be fouled in the box.

The second half saw the home side go 2-0 ahead and, shortly after, Ryan Davies went off injured leaving the ten lads to battle on for the last half an hour.

The scoring was completed with a dubious penalty and that was that, with extra bodies available showing the commitment of the 11 who did show could have seen a different result.

Thanks to all who travelled to support the lads – much appreciated.

Taken from Bilston Town FCs official Facebook page.

 

 

 

Bilston Town 0 Bewdley Town 6

Bilston entertained fellow strugglers, Bewdley Town, hoping to bounce back from the midweek disappointment at Wellington Amateurs by securing the three points that would all but guarantee safety, in a game deemed winnable from those that remain.

However, after a first half that can, at best, be described as lack lustre, saw us come in 0-4 down and reduced to ten men, it became more a case of damage limitation rather than salvation, and when we were reduced to nine men mid way through the second half, it really was a case of watching through the cracks of your fingers, hoping the ref played minimal stoppage time!

The game ended 0-6, with an ominous trip to Bridgnorth next on the agenda next Saturday.

A reaction is required from everyone.

 

Prior to the home game against Bewdley Town, the Club were delighted to appoint local MP, Pat McFadden, as Honorary President of the Football Club in recognition of his work and support going back over many years.

When the club was dissolved in 2005, Pat was instrumental in getting local business involved and getting the club resurrected. It’s fair to say there might not be a Bilston Town Football Club, were it not for Pat.

Club Chairman Graham Hodson said, Since we took over the Club in 2009, Pat has been a staunch ally and a great source of support.

He has been MP for Bilston since 2005 and has proved a great ambassador for the Town in general and, as a football man, a great supporter of what we’ve tried to achieve.

To have him as our ambassador is a real coup for the club, and we’re delighted he could accept our invite to become Honorary President.

PAT MCFADDON HONOURED BTFC

Taken from Bilston Town FCs official Facebook page.

 

 

AFC Bridgnorth 4 Bilston Town 2

After the debacle of last weeks defeat to Bewdley, much pride was restored today at Bridgnorth, as we saw a Bilston display more worthy of that famous Orange shirt.

Lets get one thing straight, there’s no shame in losing a game of football – as long as everyone gives 100%, and today, we saw 100% individual performances all over the park, culminating in a 110% team display, that the faithful travelling Orange Army responded to with encouragement.

Centre back pairing, Dave Arrowsmith and Luke Davies never lost a header, Paul Holden won tackle after tackle, Naveed always offered an ‘out ball’, Billy, Matty and Sam Brown chased, hassled and created, with skipper ‘Getz’ organising and encouraging from first whistle to last.

Every one of Bridgnorth’s goals was well crafted and taken with acute accuracy, no silly goals were conceded, but make no mistake, they needed to be at their best to force a win, on probably the worst pitch in the league!!

The Steelmen took the game to the home side, and went ahead after ten minutes, Paul Holden winning a ball, spraying it wide to the right, where Billy Morgan cut inside and finished calmly. On 25 minutes we so nearly doubled the lead, Alex Norris drilling a shot inches over, but just minutes later, the scores were level, a slick Bridgnorth move ending with a clinical volley to give Getz no chance.

it was 2-1 soon after, though a break in the build up was fortuitous, there was nothing lucky with the resulting finish.

The second half was a similar story, we created and came close. they created and increased their lead due to clinical finishing, first making it 3-1, then 4-1, before Kyle Wainwright reduced the deficit, and set up a rally that saw us several times go close.

Every player was applauded off the field at full time, and if that level of effort and pride can be repeated in the final five games, we’ll get a few of those elusive points that we all want. Every player can look in the mirror tonight and be pleased at what they see.

Next up is the Youth Team Final Monday night, 7.30pm at Stafford Rangers FC, lets see the Orange Army out in force.

Taken from Bilston Town FCs official Facebook page.

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