Reserves look ahead to first Away Game
This weekend the reserves look ahead to Norton and Stockton Ancients in their third League game of the season.
Cameron Thompson’s side are coming of the 10 – 0 win after dismantling Jarrow Reserves last Saturday.
Four goals From Calvin Payne, three from in form Steven Dawson and the others coming from Middlebrook, Arnell and Hinds helped the reserves to their first win of the season.
🗣 Assistant manager Kallum Warne has this to say ahead of the game.
“The lads have been in good spirits this week following on from last weekends win against Jarrow,but we’ve looked at things we can work on during the week and hopefully can implement them on Saturday against a solid Norton and Stockton side.
We’ve been able to pick a strong squad with every single player knowing what’s required of them, so we’re confident we can get a performance and a result this weekend.”
The opposition: 🕵🏻♂
Norton & Stockton Ancients Football Club is a football club based in Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, England. They are currently members of the Wearside League Division Two and play at the Norton Sports Complex.
The club was established in 1959 as Norton Cricket Club Trust by members of Norton Cricket Club seeking a winter pastime, and joined the Teesside League.
They won the Durham Minor Cup in 1967–68, and went on to win the North Riding Amateur Cup three times and the Teesside League Cup once.
In 1980 Stockton were wound up. As their remaining assets were transferred to Norton, the two clubs merged, taking their current name.
They joined Division Two of the Northern League in 1982 when the division was re-established.
They remained in Division Two until 2008–09, when they finished as runners-up and were promoted to Division One.
In 2010, the club achieved its record attendance when a crowd of 1,526 watched them take on F.C. United of Manchester in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.
So far this season, the Ancients have had a mixed start. Winning 1 and loosing 1. One player to watch for Norton will be Shawn Laverick who has score two goals in two games.
Team News: 🚑
Midfielder Callum Robinson returns for the reserves this weekend having missed a few games out. As well as Centre Back Jude James Rupiny who returns from a Thigh injury.
However, the reserves will still be without Midfielder Dan Simpson and skipper Alex Gudgeon who is suspended.
In form midfielder Stephen Ord will also miss the game due to a knee injury.
Simons and Tinkler still out with long term injuries.
How to watch; 🏟
Saturday’s game is 2pm Kick Off at Norton and Stockton. TS20 1PE