Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Football: Salvation Army October digest

by Martin Cobbold
Salvation Army Football Club were pleased to show some local dignitaries the new changing facilities at Chilton Fields during October as a sign of appreciation for their help in creating some of the best facilities in the county.
Stowmarket Town Councillors who had shown such great support for the project were in attendance, as was Head of Leisure Services for Mid Suffolk District Council Chris Fry, who was pivotal in making the facilities happen.
Special mention was also given by SAFC Chairman Mark Cross to Bob Boxhall-Hunt and John Phoenix, whose pragmatism and management of the whole scheme made it an easier task for the Football Club. Councillors Lesley Mayes and Anne Whybrow received particular thanks for bringing the project from a good idea to actual completion.
Virginia Tuck was also thanked for her help in getting David Ruffley MP behind the project but, unfortunately, Virginia could not be in attendance.
It was a positive event and showed off a fantastic Stowmarket facility that the club and the community can be very proud of.
On the pitch, the First XI have been making good strides after a difficult start to the season.
This has included successive victories in the last fortnight as well as a plugging of the defensive lapses evident in previous months.
With the defensive line conceding just four goals in five games, the front line has also profited with Paul Gunton and Lewis Stannard in the goals in recent weeks.
The Reserve side have had another challenging month with decent performances not being rewarded with points on the board. Paul Salmon’s men will hoping for more rewards during November, when they have two home league games as well as a challenging cup tie away to Bramford United Reserves.
For more information on the club, please visit www.salvationarmyfc.co.uk

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