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October Squad Update

Striker Andrew Wood has left the Hawthorns following a change in his work circumstances.  Target man Wood joined Rovers in the summer and quickly proved his goal scoring credentials.  In total Woodsy make 11 appearances for Rovers (4 of which were from the bench) and scored 6 goals.  We thank him for his service and wish him well in his new job.

Midfielder Joe Maybanks has also left Rovers to join fellow Thurlow Nunn Premier League side Whitton United.  Maybanks had found starting opportunities hard to come by in recent weeks and has left in search of more regular first team football.  Joe made his debut on Tuesday night for Whitton and scored in their 5-3 away defeat to FC Clacton.  We wish Joe the best of luck at his new club.

The two departures follow three new arrivals in recent weeks.  The experienced Curtis Haynes-Brown has joined the club from Coggeshall United and made a blistering start to his Stanway career scoring in his first three games.  Haynes-Brown started his career at Colchester United and has considerable experience playing much higher in the non-league pyramid.  His signing is a major coup for Stanway Rovers.  Also joining him at The Hawthorns from Coggeshall United is midfielder Daniel Cunningham.  Cunningham made well over 50 appearances for Coggeshall and was a big part of their success in recent years.  We warmly welcome them both to the club and hope they will continue to build on their success to date.


Completing the trio of new signings is Charlie Gilbert.  The talented youngster was previously with Brightlingsea Regent.



Following our 3-2 victory at Lopes Tavares on Saturday, Rovers have been drawn away again in the FA Vase Second Round Proper.

The time we will face a trip to Deeping Rangers of the United Counties League.  Based in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, Deeping currently sit 5th in the table with five wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats from their opening ten league matches.

The tie will take place on Saturday 2 November.

As a result of this Rovers league match at home to Gorleston which was due to take place on this date, has now been rescheduled for Saturday 1 February, 2020.



Family Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday 26 October

Stanway Rovers is proud to present our Halloween Spooktacular.

This years event will take place on Saturday 26 October from 7.30pm

There will be fun for all the family with fancy dress, disco, karaoke, fun games and a raffle.

This really is an event not be missed.

Tickets are free to Member and priced at £5 per family for non members.

Tickets will be available from behind the very charming Kevin behind the bar from Friday evening.

Mather returns to front cover of Rag of the Rovers

Following numerous requests from our female fans, by popular demand, Vice Chairman Kevin Mather returns to the front cover of this weeks’ Rag of The Rovers.  With exclusive content from Chairman David Jones, and First Team Manager Danny Slatter, be sure you pick up your copy at the match vs Godmanchester Rovers on Saturday.

Injury Hit Rovers up to 6th after 2-0 home victory

Despite an injury crisis, Rovers continued their fine home form with a 2-0 home victory at fortress Hawthorns over Swaffham Town on Saturday.  With four of the Under 18’s side in the match day squad, Rovers ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Milo Grimes & Jack Baker.

Under 18’s goalkeeper Luke Skinner (pictured below collecting his Man of the Match award from Club Vice Chairman and Model Kevin Mather) made his 4th start of the season and excelled throughout.

The Rovers are at home again next Saturday 5 October, to 5th place Godmanchester Rovers.

Updated Fixtures & Results

03/08/19 Newmarket Town H 15:00 W 2-1
06/08/19 Hadleigh United A 19:45 W 3-2
10/08/19 Hullbridge Sports (FA Cup) A 15:00 W 2-1
17/08/19 Thetford Town H 15:00 W 2-1
21/08/19 Long Melford A 19:45 W 9-1
24/08/19 Tilbury (FA Cup) A 15:00 L   1-3
27/08/19 Whitton United H 19:45 L   0-2
31/08/19 Hoddesdon Town (FA Vase) A 15:00 W 2-1
07/09/19 Ely City A 15:00 D  0-0
10/09/19 FC Clacton (Essex Senior Cup) H 19:45 VOID
14/09/19 Wodson Park (FA Vase) H 15:00 W 7-1
17/09/19 FC Clacton (Essex Senior Cup) H 19:45
21/09/19 Stowmarket Town A 15:00
24/09/19 Brightlingsea Regent Reserves A 19:45
28/09/19 Swaffham Town H 15:00
05/10/19 Godmanchester Rovers H 15:00
12/10/19 Lopes Tavares A 15:00
18/10/19 Hadleigh United H 19:45
25/10/19 Brantham Athletic A 19:45
02/11/19 Gorleston H 15:00
09/11/19 Newmarket Town A 15:00
16/11/19 Woodbridge Town H 15:00
23/11/19 Norwich United H 15:00
30/11/19 Walsham le Willows A 15:00
03/12/19 Brantham Athletic H 19:45
07/12/19 Stowmarket Town H 15:00
14/12/19 Haverhill Rovers A 15:00
21/12/19 Long Melford H 15:00
28/12/19 FC Clacton A 15:00
04/01/20 Mildenhall Town H 15:00
11/01/20 Gorleston A 15:00
18/01/20 Wroxham H 15:00
25/01/20 Godmanchester Rovers A 15:00
08/02/20 Wroxham A 15:00
15/02/20 Ely City H 15:00
22/02/20 Swaffham Town A 15:00
29/02/20 Whitton United A 15:00
07/03/20 Kirkley & Pakefield H 15:00
14/03/20 Mildenhall Town A 15:00
28/03/20 Norwich United A 15:00
04/04/20 Kirkley & Pakefield A 15:00
11/04/20 Woodbridge Town A 15:00
13/04/20 FC Clacton H 15:00
18/04/20 Thetford Town A 15:00
25/04/20 Walsham le Willows H 15:00
TBC Haverhill Rovers H

Rovers drawn away to Lopes Tavares in Buildbase FA Vase 1st Round Proper

Following our outstanding 7-1 victory over Wodson Park on Saturday, the draw for the 1st round proper of the FA Vase took place at Wembley Stadium yesterday (16/9).

Rovers have been drawn away to Lopes Tavares of the Thurlow Nunn First Division South.

Lopes Tavares currently sit 3rd in the table having won all four of their league matches to date.  They have progressed to this stage of the competition following a 2-0 victory against Harwich & Parkeston, and a 3-1 victory against Catholic United in previous rounds.

The tie is due to take place on Saturday 12 October 2019.

Pictured below is Man of Match Jamie Shaw picking up his award after Saturday’s 7-1 victory from our main sponsor T & S Wild Plumbing & Heating.