No Win this Weekend

07/11/2015.  Bedfont Sports v Guildford City FC. City's Nathan Chambers scores

07/11/2015. Bedfont Sports v Guildford City FC. City’s Nathan Chambers scores

City travelled to Bedfont Sports on Saturday, but couldn’t manage a win, worked hard, but probably missed Matt Anton’s industrious work rate pressuring their defence.

In other news I had to leave the match early to photograph a fireworks display.

07/11/2015.  Chalfont St Giles Fireworks

07/11/2015. Chalfont St Giles Fireworks

Get In

15/08/2015.  Tadley v GCFC. City run out 3-2 Winners in FA Cup. Citys Athan SMITH-JOSEPH scores city's 2nd after besting 4 players

15/08/2015. Tadley v GCFC. City run out 3-2 Winners in FA Cup. Citys Athan SMITH-JOSEPH scores city’s 2nd after besting 4 players


Guildford City played in the FA cup at the weekend, & won, so on to the next round were we travel to Thatcham Town, a team that we played in the South & West League a couple of seasons ago.

Proud to have been involved

Untitled-1A little football club in Guildford that I photograph regularly for their match day programmes & the local newspaper coverage did brilliantly well in the “national match day programme awards” beating local, much higher placed, and far wealthier teams such as Woking & Aldershot Town FC. So well done Guildford City FC. Onwards & Upwards.

Ok so the season is over

PAGE 28 The football season, at Step Five at least, is over, Guildford City had a number of memorable games in the frantic end to the season. With so many games postponed during the christmas & January period, it meant playing Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday for the last few weeks, which was tough on the players, and the club, as revenues from weekday games are seldom, if ever as good as weekend games.

However the new management & the new squad performed admirably with an important run of three straight wins at the end of the season (& 8 wins from the last 13) to ensure Premier league survival for the team. Some outstanding performances across the squad, as usual the strikers (Anthony Baker & Dan Steward) will get most of the credit, there were brilliant performances across the whole park, from goalkeepers, defenders, mid-fielders and the management.

A great end to a season that started poorly, with all of the usual trials & tribulations that go with a management change part way through a season. However, on a positive note, the team are young, they have less than a season of experience at this level of football, I am confident that if we can keep the squad together next season will be a very different story.

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Egham v Bedworth

25/04/2015.   Egham Town v Bedworth United.   Brendan MATHEW's header hits the crossbar

25/04/2015. Egham Town v Bedworth United. Brendan MATHEW’s header hits the crossbar

Couldn’t get to the important Mole Valley SCR v Guildford City FC game today as work dictates that I had to visit an 8 goal thriller at Egham Town.

In other news, Guildford City won their game 2 – 0 and have avoided back to back relegations, so congrats to the new management team & their fantastic young players. Critics have said that they have no experience at this level, however, they have proved that a fantastic team spirit, great discipline, high work rate & sound tactics can be made to work at any level. I am confident that the new team (assuming that they stay together) will have a great future in the glorious City Red & White….

Footy Again

18/04/2015. Brentford v Bolton Wanderers. Brentford Midfielder Jonathon DOUGLAS celebrates Brentford's 2nd goal

18/04/2015. Brentford v Bolton Wanderers. Brentford Midfielder Jonathon DOUGLAS celebrates Brentford’s 2nd goal

I Couldn’t make the Guildford City v Colliers Wood match, that City won apparently quite comfortably 3-0 as I was away at the Brentford v Bolton Wanderers game, a match that Brentford had to win to stand a chance of a play off place, unfortunately they were unable to hold on to a 2-1 lead & ultimately were only able to draw, which is probably not quite good enough.