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    I am Rebuilding Wembley

    February 16th 2003
    A New Wembley is going up fast, ahead of schedule and costing a mere fraction of the £750million being ploughed into the other one being built on the Original site.’ This football treasure is 15 miles away in east London, where Leyton FC are recreating the Wembley experience for just £44,000.

    The pioneering Ryman League minnows, formed in 1868, already claim to be London’s Oldest football club. Now they have more history on their side. For they are rebuilding their ground in Walthamstow with the ‘ amazing shopping list below:

    • Two of the old Wembley turnstiles, dated 1926. Cost: £700
    • 30 of the floodlights installed for Arsenal’s Champions League campaign when they used the national stadium.
    • 1,000 blue tipup seats. Cost: 7.000
    • 60 plush chairs and four-seater restaurant tables. Cost: £24,000 plus £700 storage per month.
    • 20 huge banqueting tables. Cost: 600
    • Office equipment, filing cabinets, reception chairs and even a wheelie bin to commemorate the old days. Cost £500
    • Two pieces of turf – one to raffle for the youth team funds, the other dug in to the 18-yard line in front of their proposed new stand. Cost: Donated
    • Stadium bench seats for home and away team’s dug-outs at the Wingate Leyton Stadium. Cost: Donated.

    Leyton chairman-manager Costas Sophocleous and treasurer Phil Foster are the men who have forked the money out of their own pockets to recreate the Wembley experience.

    Costas said: “As one of the country’s oldest clubs we were invited to view the Wembley memorabilia with a chance to buy before the much-publicised auction and were delighted with what we saw. It was like going into Aladdin’s Cave. We are only a small team with an average crowd of about 150. “But we are just three .divisions away from the Football League and the best chance of getting there is through commercial enterprise.

    “Phil and I run a construction company and are building a banqueting suite, cocktail bar and restaurant and club offices here for £1.3m”.

    “Not only are we going to recreate the Wembley theme both at the ground and in the Entertainment Suite but we’ll do it at a snip”.

    “We reckon banqueting furniture would have cost us£100,000”.

    “We’re kitting ourselves out, at closer to £20,000, plus guests will be surrounded by all the Wembley history and tradition.” Phil added: “We await planning permission for anew stand behind a goal and that’s where the tip-up seats will go. We paid £5 each, plus £2 to remove them, compared with the £30 new seats would have cost us otherwise”.

    “We paid £25 each for the banqueting chairs. We were quoted £200 each elsewhere. So we are quids in.” Sophocleous and Foster have.sunk £500,000 into their dream team since-rescuing them from possible oblivion in 1995 and today enterprising Leyton stand second in Ryman League Division Two.

    Their only regret: they couldn’t shift the Twin Towers to East London. And the tunnel has gone to the Nou Camp in- Barcelona.

    Costas said: “The distinctive red seats were out, too, because of their lead content and the goal posts are going into the Wembley museum but we’re very happy. Phil and I were regulars at Wembley and have many smashing memories, the best being Gazza’s wonder free-kick past David Seaman in the 1991 FA Cup semi-final when Tottenham beat Arsenal”.

    ”And now we are surrounded by all those memories.”

  • PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY Leyton F.C. 3 v 1 Ford U

    Without doubt this was going to be the toughest pre-season match so far for our lads. From the start Leyton looked good and took the game to Ford, with Joe Narty firing over the bar on 2 minutes before SCOTT CURLEY gave them the lead three minutes later with a splendid lob over the keeper. Two minutes later and Scott almost doubled the score, but his powerful drive just cleared the bar by a foot. Although Leyton were enjoying long spells of dominance throughout the half Ford did have their chances and it took a goal line clearance from Brooks and a good save by keeper Hasell to keep the score at 1-0. With seven minutes of the half remaining Leyton deservedly increased their lead when TREVOR PAUL collected a through pass from Curley and cleverly placed it wide of the keeper from 18 yards, giving the home side a 2-0 lead at the break.
    Five minutes into the second period Leyton made a double substitution replacing Paul Golby and Scott Curly with Jordan Kelly and Graham Reeves. Further substitutions followed with Manny Williams replacing Simon Peddie on 57 minutes and Sal Abdullah replacing Carl Fannon on 65 minutes. The changes seemed to effect Leyton’s game for a spell and they allowed Ford far too much time on the ball and paid the penalty when some indecisive defending gifted Ford a goal when Creedon scored the easiest of headers. The goal prompted three more substitutions with Wayne Mahoney replacing Roy Parkyn on 66 minutes, Ross McPherson replacing Terry Brooks on 68 minutes and Simon Peddie for Chris Tucker on 76. Ford were still enjoying a good spell at this time and Leyton had to work hard to keep them out, but with time running out for the visitors Leyton came again and finished the match off with a stunning goal from MANNY WILLIAMS that was rifled into the roof of the net from 15 yards. The game finished 3-1 to Leyton and was another allround solid performance from all the lads.
    Jammie Hussey replaced James Hasell at the break and Carl Fannon made a second appearance on 73 minutes replacing Joe Narty as did Simon Peddie who replaced Chris Tucker on 76 minutes.

    SQUAD: J. Hasell (J. Hussey 45), T. Brooks (R. McPherson 68), P. Golby (J. Kelly 50),
    D. Thomas (capt), C. Tucker (S. Peddie 76), C. Fannon (S. Abdullah 65),
    S. Peddie (M. Wiliams 57), R. Parkyn W. Mahoney 66), T. Paul,
    S. Curley (G. Reeves 50), J. Narty (C. Fannon 73),
    SUBS: S. Abdullah, J. Hussey, G. Reeves, M. Williams,
    W. Mahoney, J. Kelly, R. McPherson
    Match report by Stephen Bellanoff

    PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY
    Leyton F.C. 3 v 0 Leyton Orient F.C.
    Tuesday 5th August 2003 K.O.7.45pm

    On a fine evening and with a good home crowd, Leyton took on neighbours Leyton Orient in their first appearance at home this season. Fielding some talented young players, Orient were soon showing their skills and Leyton found them an equal match for the first 30 minutes, but as the first period continued the home side began to take charge, playing some great passing football. The breakthrough came for Leyton on 34 minutes when following a free kick for an obstruction on Williams, Roy Parkyn’s free kick found the head of TREVOR PAUL, who converted in style. With just minutes of the half remaining there was still time for Williams to test the keeper with a ferocious shot that was turned away for a corner.
    The opening fifteen minutes of the second half saw Leyton continue to attack and create a number of good chances that were blocked or well saved. Carl Fannon replaced Scott Curley on 63 minutes and almost from the restart Leyton extended their lead when a quick counter attack saw TREVOR PAUL finish with a superb shot into the corner of the net from an acute angle. Ten minutes later and it was 3-0 when right back BEN WOOD neatly headed home a Sophocleous free kick. Two further substitutions for Leyton followed on 74 minutes when Sal Abdullah replaced Mark Sophocleous and Terry Brooks replaced Ben Wood. The remaining 15 minutes of the game saw both teams have chances without adding any more goals.
    The final score saw Leyton run out 3.0 victors against a very talented young Orient side who played some great football in what was a very entertaining evenings football.

    Attendance 420

    SQUAD: M. Peat (J. Hasell 45), B. Wood (capt) (T. Brooks 74), P. Golby, D. Thomas,
    C. Tucker, S. Curley (C. Fannon 63), W. Mahoney, R. Parkyn, T. Paul,
    M. Sophocleous (S. Abdullah 74), M. Williams
    SUBS: J. Hasell, C. Fannon, S. Abdullah, G. Reeves, J. Narty, T. Brooks
    Match report by Stephen Bellanoff

    PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY
    Soham Town Rangers F.C. 1 v 2 Leyton F.C.
    Saturday 2nd August 2003 K.O. 3.00pm

    Another good display by Leyton, against a strong and physical Soham side, saw them extend their successful pre-season campaign to four wins.
    From the start the game was played at a furious pace with Soham conceding a number of free kicks as they tried to muscle Leyton out of the game, but Leyton failed to capitalise from the advantage. A number of good chances at both ends during the first half brought no goals and with half time approaching it looked certain it would finish 0-0, but with just seconds of the half remaining Leyton’s Williams broke from the Soham defence and squared the ball across goal for TREVOR PAUL to score the simplest of goals for a 1-0 half time lead.
    The advantage was short lived as with the second half only 2 minutes old Leyton managed to concede an early penalty when a bad bounce in the area hit Chris Tucker’s arm. Foster converted for Soham and the game was back on. Neither side reduced their work rate and the game continued at a furious pace. Within 8 minutes of the Soham goal Leyton regained the lead when Williams, Abdullah and Mahoney combined and gave JOE NARTY a fine pass that he fired into the top corner of the net for a magnificent goal.
    The remainder of the half saw Leyton make a number of changes and in the end cruise to a comfortable win. There were probably a couple more goals in it for Leyton, but this was the hardest game of the pre-season, a good test for the lads and a good result at the end of the day.

    SQUAD (first half): J. Hasell, B. Wood (capt), P. Golby, C. Tucker, D. Thomas, C. Fannon,
    S. Peddie, R. Parkyn, T. Paul, S. Curley, M. Williams

    SQUAD (second half): M. Peat, B. Wood (R. McPherson 62), J. Kelly,
    C. Tucker (T. Brooks 64), D. Thomas, G. Reeves (Scott Curley 85), W. Mahoney,
    J. Narty, R. Parkyn ( M. Sophocleous 73), S. Abdullah, M. Williams (J. Hughes 70),
    Match report by Stephen Bellanoff

    PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY
    Harold Wood F.C. 0 v 1 Leyton F.C.
    Wednesday 30th. July 2003 6.30pm K.O.

    Leyton, fielding players from the first team, reserve team and trialists, found it hard to get into their stride and allowed their opponents far too much possession. Fortunately for Leyton, Wood were unable to capitalise during this early spell and were lucky to survive the half on level terms following some late pressure from the visitors.
    The second half saw a better performance from Leyton as they started to control the ball and find their players. The winning goal came late in the game when Jordan Kelly beat two players before squaring the ball across goal for ANDREW THOMAS to drill home. Not the best of displays from Leyton, but they still remain unbeaten pre-season.

    SQUAD (first half): J. Hasell, W. Clarke, C. Tucker, S. Pashley, J. Kelly, B. Addi,
    C. Fannon, S. Abdullah, W. Mahoney, J. Narty, T. Marriott.

    SQUAD (second half): M. Peat, T. Brooks, R. Akontoh, S. Pashley, Michael,
    A. Thomas, C. Fannon, G. Reeves, J. Kelly, T. Marriott (W. Bridle 55),
    J. Narty ( J. Manor 60)
    Match report by Stephen Bellanoff

    PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY
    Takeley F.C. 0 v 5 Leyton F.C.
    Monday 28th. July 2003 6.30pm K.O.

    A good display by a Leyton side made up of several first team players, reserve team players and trialists, saw them romp to an easy 5-0 victory against the Essex Intermediate side. Goals by JOE NARTY(2) and ROY PARKYN put the visitors 3-0 up at the break with YUKI OHASHI and JOE SAUNDERS-SEABROOK adding two more in the second half.

    SQUAD (first half) : Hussey, R. McPherson (Capt), C. Tucker, I. Bass, D. Blay,
    J. Hughes, M.Danny, L. Page, R. Parkyn, J. Narty, J. Wood

    SQUAD (second half): M. Peat, K. Hosobuchi, C. Tucker (R. McPherson 60), I. Bass,
    D. Blay, Joe Narty (D. Nookes 60), J. Saunders-Seabrook, Y. Ohashi,
    R. Parkyn (J. Hughes), D. Nichols, J. Wood (J. Manna)
    Match report by Allan Mcpherson

    PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY
    Potters Bar Town F.C. 1 v 5 Leyton F.C.
    Thursday 24th July 2003 7.45pm K.O.

    Leyton kicked of their pre-season with an away match at Potters Bar Town from the Premier Division of the Spartan South Midlands League. Leyton, displaying two new signings, Trevor Paul and Steve Pashley, looked classy from the start. Their first touch, pace and strength was always going to stretch the Town side and even when Town did take an early lead through Hyde, following a mix up in the Leyton defence, Leyton never looked in trouble and by half-time had turned the deficit into a 2-1 lead with goals from TREVOR PAUL and SCOTT CURLEY.
    The second half saw Leyton up the tempo and Town found it hard to keep pace with them. More goals followed with TREVOR PAULnetting twice in quick succession, completing his first hat-trick in a Leyton shirt, before SAL ABDULLAH wrapped it up for the evening on 75 minutes with a goal from close in.
    This was certainly a very good opening game for Leyton who looked impressive in all departments throughout the 90 minutes, against a lively and keen Town side.

    SQUAD (first half): J. Hasell, B.Wood (Capt), P. Golby, S. Pashley, C. Tucker,
    S. Curley, W. Mahoney, R. Parkyn, T. Paul, M. Sophocleous, J. Wood

    SQUAD (second half): M. Peat, B. Wood, S. Peddie, I. Bass, D. Thomas, P. Golby,
    G. Gregoriou, M. Sophocleous, S. Abdullah, M. Williams, T. Paul
    Match report by Stephen Bellanoff

  • Capital Football League fixtures

    Capital Football League fixtures

    Season 2007 – 2008

    AUG
    29 Maldon Town (h) 1-1
    SEPT
    03 St Albans City (a) 3-1
    12 Leighton Town (h) p-p
    19 Ware (h) 9-1
    OCT
    04 AFC Hornchurch (a) 0-2
    10 AFC Hornchurch (h) 1-5
    NOV
    07 Chelmsford City (a) 2-2
    15 Enfield Town
    (Presidents Challenge Cup R2) (h) 2-3
    DEC
    12 Chelmsford City (h) P-P
    19 Enfield Town (a) P-P
    JAN
    09 Harlow Town (h) P-P
    23 Brimsdown Rovers (a) P-P
    30 Brimsdown Rovers (h) 1-1
    FEB
    06 Enfield Town (h) P-P
    13 Harlow Town (a) 0-4
    21 Ware (a) 4-0
    27 St Albans Town (h)
    MAR
    05 Leighton Town (a)
    26 Maldon Town (a)
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    Cup Competitions
    2007 – 2008

    F. A. Cup First Round Qualifying
    Heybridge Swifts F.C. 4 v 3 Leyton F.C.

    F. A. Trophy First Round Qualifying
    Ashford Town (Kent) F.C.1 v 4 Leyton F.C.
    Saturday 20th October 2007

    F. A. Trophy Second Round Qualifying
    Bashley F.C. 3 v 1 Leyton F.C.
    Saturday 3rd November 2007

    Ryman’s Isthmian League Cup Second Round
    Potters Bar Town F.C. 3 v 1 Leyton F.C.

    London Senior Cup Fourth Round
    Leyton F.C. 3 v 2 Beckenham Town F.C.

    London Senior Cup Quarter Finals
    Leyton F.C. v Hendon F.C.
    Tuesday 26th February 2008

    Capital Football League Presidents Challenge Cup
    Leyton F.C. 2 v 3 Enfield Town F.C.
    Wednesday 17th November 2007

    Under 18’s
    F. A. Youth Cup Preliminary Round
    Haringey Borough F.C. 1 v 4 Leyton F.C.
    Wednesday 12th September 2007

    F. A. Youth Cup First Round Qualifying
    Redbridge F.C. 2 v 3 Leyton F.C.
    Wednesday 26th September 2007

    F. A. Youth Cup Second Round Qualifying
    Leyton F.C. 1 v 0 AFC Wimbledon
    Wednesday 10th October 2007

    F. A. Youth Cup Third Round Qualifying
    Leyton F.C. 5 v 0 Wealdstone F.C.
    Wednesday 24th October 2007

    F. A. Youth Cup First Round Proper
    Corby Town 2 v 0 Leyton F.C.
    Monday 5th November 2007

  • First Team Fixtures

    First team fixtures

    Season 2007 – 2008

    AUG
    18 Harlow Town (h) 0-0
    21 Hendon (a) 1-2
    25 Ramsgate (a) 2-3
    27 East Thurrock United (h) 1-3
    SEPT
    01 Billericay Town (a) 0-4
    04 Horsham (h) 4-3
    08 AFC Wimbledon (h) 2-2
    15 Heybridge Swifts (a) F.A.Cup 1RQ 3-4
    22 Ashford Town (Middx) (a) 2-0
    25 Harrow Borough (a)
    2-5
    OCT
    02 Potters Bar Town (a) League Cup 2R 1-3
    06 Folkestone Invicta (h) 0-1
    09 Chelmsford City (h) 1-2
    13 Maidstone United (a) 1-2
    16 Margate (a) 1-2
    20 Ashford Town (Kent) (a) 4-1F.A.Trophy 1RQ
    27 Boreham Wood (h) 4-0
    30 Wealdstone (h) 0-1
    NOV
    03 Bashley (a) F.A.Trophy 2RQ 1-3
    10 Hastings United (a) 1-0
    17 Heybridge Swifts (a) 0-0
    24 Tonbridge Agels (h) P-P
    DEC
    01 Staines Town (h) P-P
    01 Ashford Town (Middx) (h) 0-3
    08 Carshalton Athletic (a) 1-2
    15 Hendon (h) 1-11
    22 Harlow Town (a) 1-6
    26 AFC Hornchurch (h) 2-5
    29 East Thurrock United (a) 0-1
    JAN
    05 Folkestone Invicta (a) 0-2
    12 Harrow Borough (h) 0-3
    19 Chelmsford City (a) 1-2
    22 Tonbridge Angels (h) 0-4
    26 Maidstone Untd (h) 0-1
    29 Beckenham Town (h) LSC4R 3-2

    FEB
    02 Horsham (a) 1-5
    05 Staines Town (h) 2-2
    09 Billericay Town (h) 0-2
    16 AFC Wimbledon (a) 0-5
    26 Hendon (h) LSCQF
    1-2
    MAR
    01 Heybridge Swifts (h) 0-3
    08 Tonbridge Angels (a) 0-3
    15 Staines Town (a)
    22 Ramsgate (h)
    24 AFC Hornchurch (a)
    29 Carshalton Athletic (h)
    APR
    05 Boreham Wood (a)
    12 Margate (h)
    19 Wealdtsone (a)
    26 Hastings United (h)


    League Table
    Latest Ryman Premier Div league table.
    Form Table
    Ryman Premier Division Form for last six matches

    Scorers Season
    2007 – 2008

    B. Bricknell 12
    T. Oshitola 5
    J. Bricknell 4
    J-P Colliers 3
    M. Gradosielski 3
    S. Henry 3
    S. Winston 3
    R. Alderton 1
    B. Gracey 1
    R Hazard 1
    G. Henty 1
    J. Hughes 1
    K. Imbert 1
    D. Jones 1
    S. Lee 1
    O. Ojelabi 1
    R. Osei-Owusu 1

     

    Ryman Football League
    Season 2007 – 2008

    RYMAN PREMIER DIVISION
    AFC Hornchurch
    AFC Wimbledon
    Ashford Town (Middx)
    Billericay Town
    Boreham Wood
    Carshalton Athletic
    Chelmsford City
    East Thurrock United
    Folkestone Invicta
    Harlow Town
    Harrow Borough
    Hastings United
    Hendon
    Heybridge Swifts
    Horsham
    Leyton
    Maidstone United
    Margate
    Ramsgate
    Staines Town
    Tonbridge Angels
    Wealdstone

    DIVISION ONE NORTH
    AFC Sudbury
    Arlesey Town
    Aveley
    Brentwood Town
    Bury Town
    Canvey Island
    Dartford
    Edgware Town
    Enfield Town
    Great Wakering Rovers
    Ilford
    Maldon Town
    Northwood
    Potters Bar Town
    Redbridge
    Tilbury
    Waltham Abbey
    Waltham Forest
    Ware
    Wingate & Finchley
    Witham Town
    Wivenhoe Town

    DIVISION ONE SOUTH
    Burgess Hill Town
    Chatham Town
    Chipstead
    Corinthian Casuals
    Cray Wanderers
    Croydon Athletic
    Dover Athletic
    Dulwich Hamlet
    Eastbourne Town
    Horsham YMCA
    Kingstonian
    Leatherhead
    Metropolitan Police
    Molesey
    Sittingbourne
    Tooting & Mitcham United
    Walton & Hersham
    Walton Casuals
    Whitstable Town
    Whyteleafe
    Worthing

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