Stanway Rovers

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League Fixtures for August 2019

Hot off the press, the league have announced the fixtures for August 2019.  Fixtures for the full season will follow in due course.

The Rovers will have 6 league games during a busy August which will also include an FA Vase and FA Cup.

Full fixtures are below.

Sat 3 August – Home – vs Newmarket

Tues 6 August – Away – vs Hadleigh

Sat 10 August – FA CUP – Away – vs Hullbridge Sports

Sat 17 August – Home – vs Thetford

Wed 21 August – Away – vs Long Melford

Saturday 21 August – Away – vs Kirkley & Pakefield

Tues 27 August – Home – vs Whitton United

Sat 31 August – FA VASE – Away – vs Hoddesdon Town

Full details will be published on the fixtures page of the website when available.

Rowers drawn away in both FA Cup and FA Vase

F A Cup

Rovers have been handed an extremely difficult tie in the Extra Preliminary Round of the F A Cup being drawn away to last season’s Essex Senior League Champions Hullbridge Sports.

The tie will take place on Saturday 10 August at 3pm.  The winners of the tie will be away to Tilbury in the Preliminary Round on Saturday 24 August.

F A Vase

Rovers are away again in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Vase at Hoddesdon Town.  Hoddesdon Town finished 9th in the Essex Senior League last year.  The tie will take place on Saturday 31 August.  The winners will be at home to either Wodson Park (based in Ware, Hertfordshire and playing in the Spartan South Midlands League) or Sawbridgeworth Town who finished 18th in Essex Senior League last season on Saturday 14 September


League Cup Draw Announced

The draw has been made for the Eastern Counties League Challenge Cup 2019-20.

Rovers face a short away trip as they travel to Brightlingsea Regent Reserves in Round 1 with the tie due to be played on Tuesday 24 September 2019.

The winners of that tie will be at home in Round 2 to either May & Baker or Burnham Ramblers.  That tie will take place on Tuesday 22 October 2019.


Work Party Required – Saturday 20 July

With the 2019-2020 season soon upon us, the club is arranging a work party on Saturday 20th July from 10am to 2pm to assist in getting the ground ready for the new season.

No skills are required, just plenty of enthusiasm.  Please arrive at 10am ready to muck in.

Liquid refreshments will be available in the bar from 12pm to aid your enthusiasm if required.

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Fixture Release Date Update

Fixture Release Date

The FA have announced that the FA Cup and FA Vase draws will be released on Friday 12th July, a week later than has recently been the case.   Because of the impact of these cup ties on early season league fixtures not much progress can be made on league fixtures until the draws are released.   As a consequence there is a target date of Tuesday 16th July for Premier Division fixture release, followed in due course by those for the two First Divisions and the Reserve League.

Your committee continues to go above and beyond…

In the pursuit of offering Stanway Rovers members the very best experience, members of the committee selflessly sacrificed their day of rest on Sunday to undertake some very important mystery shopping.  The trip on Sunday gave the hard working committee members the opportunity to sample ‘beer towers’ to check their suitability for the Hawthorn Bar.

Bar Manager, the charming Kevin Leigh who joined the committee on this critical trip commented “I am always looking to ensure visitors to the club are completely satisfied”.

Members shouldn’t expect the beer towers to arrive just yet though. A spokesperson for the committee speaking exclusively to said “Decisions of this importance should not be rushed.  We are prepared to conduct further research on behalf of the club to ensure we make an informed decision before introducing beer towers to the members bar”