WELCOME TO THE WASPS NEST - THE HOME OF WINCANTON TOWN FC
We would like to thank everyone that has helped us with our campaign to fund the essential drainage works. We reached the target and The FA has granted the additional funds to make this happen. We can't wait to get back to our home!
A well deserved award for the first team in recognition of our December performances.
A well deserved award for the first team in recognition of our November performances.
Won: 4 of 4 Played
Kept 3 Clean Sheets
Conceded 2 Goals Only.
A huge thanks to Garrett Commercials for helping to move our newly donated container to the final destination at our ground.
Wincanton Town Football club are disappointed to announce that after consultation with the Toolstation Western league our next three fixtures, starting with the game against Sherborne tomorrow night, have been postponed. As a club we have been incredibly fortunate to not be affected in any competitive fixture before due to COVID but it appears our time has unfortunately come. Positive cases within the camp have meant it necessary that our fixtures have had to be postponed and we are in complete agreement with the league in regards to this case. Our next fixture will be at home to Devizes on 21st August. The affected games are Sherborne Town (H) Portishead (A) Gillingham (H). We send our thoughts and best wishes to those who have tested positive and will update further on the above fixtures once they are rearranged.
Chris Wise said ‘it has not been the start of the season any of us would have liked, the results from the first three games have been disappointing but are insignificant when compared to people’s health and well-being. We have had several positive cases now confirmed from PCR tests within both the playing squad and non playing match day staff and have a number of other players having to isolate as a result whilst getting tests booked themselves. We informed the league this morning to our situation the second it started breaking and as a result of that in consultation with the league our next three fixtures have been postponed as a precautionary measure, whilst this is obviously hugely disappointing as we all do this as we love playing games I don’t believe there to be any other choice here in this particular scenario and definitely seems the correct way to go’
We are devastated to have to report yet even more acts of mindless vandalism at our much loved local club.
Not only is this tough on all our volunteers but it is also incredibly dangerous to our players welfare with broken glass over the playing surface as well as technical and spectator areas.
If any person knows any information please contact the local Police in Wincanton.
Thanks to all the volunteers that helped today with moving the concrete into the ground for footings needed.
The youngest was 49 and the oldest 77!
A great 6 - 1 win against Longwell Green
Cameron Allen's Second Goal v Devizes
A huge thank you to Morrisons in Wincanton for the generous donation of £265.00 raised in the store to help towards the costs of repairs after our recent vandalism.
We are humbled by the kindness in our community and thankful for all of the recent support.
Thanks also to Jackie at Morrisons who baked to raise funds!
Check out this great video of Louis Irwin's 30 yard goal from the home win v Bishop Sutton 10/10/2020
Chad Lawrence - Our fan in Australia!
Liceu Pereira - Our fan in Las Vegas!
A week is a long time in football, even at our level, and after a very tough start of losing four on the bounce we have now won the last 2, both games being at home and look forward to a third at home on Tuesday evening at Moor Lane to Welton Rovers.
I have stated repeatedly to the players that this season in order to succeed it will take a squad effort and is not about the starting 11 and that has proved to be the case already this term using 21 players already and still with having Danny Golden and Brett Cotterill who are yet to kick a ball yet this season to come back in the very near future also.
Tuesday night we beat Bishops Lydeard at home 4-0, a goal from Louis Irwin early on set us up for a good start with Mike Taylor adding a second, attacking a deep Dan Wise free kick very well to head home. Second half two goals from goal scorer Toby Cole sealed the victory and in truth it could and probably should have been more but 4-0 was a good victory and nice to get our first three points of the season under our belt.
Saturday we faced Lebeq Utd who had lost just once so far to top of the table Ashton & Backwell, beating Bristol Telephones, Longwell Green and a 5-1 away opening day thumping of Cheddar meaning they started the day in 2nd place. We played well in this game, dictated the tempo and restricted them to no shots at our goal until the 85th minute when they scored what was looking likely to be a late consolation goal before adding a 2nd a few minutes after, deep into injury time to make for a nervy last few seconds of the game.
Before this we had taken a 3-0 lead, a hat trick of penalties from the ever reliable captain Dan Wise. To score three penalties in one game is some feat, not one I have encountered before and Dans record from the penalty spot is first class and you back him to score every time he steps up and know he will keep his cool in pressured situations time and time again, touch wood!
The other thing I would just like to touch on is our home and away support has increased so far this season, for whatever the reasons I just wanted to thank those that have come to show their support on behalf of myself and the players, it really does make a huge difference to us to and is appreciated massively, our next game is Tuesday 29th September at home to Welton Rovers, we would love to see you there
Not every week you see an penalty hat-trick to win a game!
Amazing news to come out of yesterday’s heartbreak. Local company Harmony Fire
have approached us and said they want to donate a CCTV system in order to be able to eradicate anything like this in the future. Thank you so much for this generosity it is so unexpected and a fantastic thing to do.
Also thank you to every single person who has shown support and thoughts towards our little club over the last 24 hours . The support has been amazing. We’ll post more when more details become clear
We are gutted to have vandalism again at the ground on Tuesday night.
Paint poured over the newly painted seats, fencing pulled down, advertising boards ripped off & generator doors torn off, fuel wires slashed, electrical wires cut, paint everywhere, heart-wrenching for all the volunteers.
Police have been informed.