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Sat 26th August
EVO-STIK South League West
AFC Totton
V
Slimbridge
3:00 PM
 
 
 
Mon 28th August
EVO-STIK South League West
Slimbridge
V
Shortwood United
3:00 PM
 
 
 
Sat 9th September
EVO-STIK South League West
Larkhall Athletic
V
Slimbridge
3:00 PM
 
 
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Hereford ticket and pitch update - the countdown begins
Friday 3rd February
We seem to have escaped the worst of the storm, and the pitch is in very good condition, therefore we are not anticipating to have to schedule a pitch inspection tomorrow, especially as the rain has passed through according to all the forecasts.

We will provide a further update at 9.30am tomorrow via our Twitter feed (@slimbridgeafc), but at this point are completely confident that the game will go ahead, and do not anticipate any issues.

Ticket sales remain brisk, and we are already assured of breaking (by a substantial margin) our previous ground record attendance of 525, with ticket sales well North of 800 at this point. However, we remind everyone that there is no cash admission on the turnstiles tomorrow once they are open at 11.30am. We are open between 9am-11am for last minute ticket sales.

An additional bar, food outlet and extra toilet facilities will be in place at the Scoreboard End of the ground.

Please follow the instructions of our stewards who will be directing the parking arrangements, and respect our neighbours by not parking where you will obstruct their movements.

Finally, this is a game that we have been planning for probably about seven months. We hope that you all enjoy your visit to Thornhill Park, and would like to place on record our sincere thanks to all our regular volunteers, who work so hard every home game for us, as well as the army of extra people who have generously donated their time to helping us out managing this particular occasion. We literally could not have done this without you.

Enjoy your afternoon!

 
North Leigh 3-1 Slimbridge
Saturday 28th January
The Swans returned pointless from Eynsham Park after more than matching North Leigh in the first half, and despite taking the lead in the first minute of the game.

An error by Slimbridge Keeper Adrian Kowalski let the home side back into the game with 15 minutes gone, and two goal in four second half minutes saw the hosts claim the spoils.

Slimbridge made the best of starts and, with less than a minute on the clock, they were ahead - Joe Stokes and Swans Man of the Match Jack Twyman worked the ball across the North Leigh goal from the left flank, and Lee Smith drilled it past Keeper Connor Thompson to put the visitors in the lead.

Slimbridge had a great opportunity to double the score on eight minutes, but firstly Stokes, and then James Harding with the follow up, saw Thompson pull off two good saves to deny them.

Nick Grimes was next to go close for the Swans, heading Marley Thomas’ corner over, before North Leigh got back on terms in bizarre circumstances. Brad Gray’s scuffed cross was rolling harmlessly to be collected by Adrian Kowalski, but the Swans’ stopper took his eye off the ball as he went to collect, and could only watch in horror as it went through his hands and into the net to even things up.

The Swans continued to match their hosts despite the setback, and Rich Thwaite’s header set up by good interplay between Dean Turner and Stokes saw Thompson make another bright stop.

North Leigh began to create their own chances, and Jamie Cook and Gray again were both off target as the home side pressed, but the teams went in even at the break.

Now playing down the slope, North Leigh nearly took the lead in the first minute of the second half, but Michael Hopkins’ free kick struck the bar and went over.

All the pressure was now coming from the hosts, and on the hour mark, they took the lead - Hopkins’ header saw Kowalski made an acrobatic stop, but the ball ran loose to Cook who made no mistake with the rebound.

Four minutes later, North Leigh scored again, when a break down the left saw Hopkins score with a shot across Kowalski into the far corner.

North Leigh continued to dominate possession, and Roger James had a couple of good efforts after coming off the bench.

In the final minute, Leigh’s Jon Else saw red for a late challenge on Rich Thwaite, but the dismissal was too late in the day to affect the rest of the game, and the Swans pointless streak now stretches to four games, ahead of the visit of runaway leaders Hereford FC to Thornhill Park next Saturday.

Hereford tickets remain on sale online until Tuesday through www.slimbridgeafc.co.uk, and the club will be selling tickets to personal callers between 2pm and 4pm on Friday and 9am-11am on the day of the game. No tickets will be available for sale after that time.

Team: Kowalski, Turl, Ry Thwaite, Grimes, Rich Thwaite, Turner (Mace 70), Twyman, Stokes, Harding (Sklenar 67), Smith (Cant 75), Thomas

Supporters Man of the Match; Jack Twyman

 
Hereford Ticket Update
Wednesday 25th January
We have received reports today of problems with online ordering. If you have received an email confirming your purchase your ticket transaction has been completed and all tickets ordered so far will be despatched on Monday (30th January) using First Class Post. If you have not received an email confirmation, please contact either colin.gay@slimbridgeafc.co.uk or tim.blake@slimbridgeafc.fo.uk and we will resolve any issues.

Tickets remain on sale, and will be available for personal callers at Thornhill Park on Saturday from 10.00-12.00 and Sunday between 9.00-11.00. No tickets will be available on the day.
 
New Tiverton date confirmed
Monday 23rd January
Our postponed game from the weekend against Tiverton Town has been rescheduled, and will now take place on Wednesday, 1st March, with a 7.45pm Kick Off.

 
Slimbridge v Tiverton Town - Game OFF
Saturday 21st January
Todays game has been postponed due to a frozen pitch, the club will be open between 12-2 for sale of Hereford match tickets.
 
Swans to host Bristol City v Forest Green next week and Hereford Ticket update..
Thursday 19th January
Slimbridge have agreed to host the Gloucestershire FA Senior Cup tie between Bristol City Under 23's and Forest Green Rovers at Thornhill Park next Wednesday, 25th January, with a 7.00pm Kick Off. We have not yet received admission price details from Ashton Gate, but will publicise these as soon as we have them.

A reminder that Hereford tickets will be on sale this weekend (Saturday Midday-5.00pm, Sunday 2pm-4pm) at Thornhill Park. Nearly half the available tickets have already been sold, so fans are reminded to book their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. No tickets will be available for sale on the day of the game, and there will be no cash admission at the turnstiles.

 
Bideford 1-0 Slimbridge
Sunday 15th January
The Swans returned from one of their longer trips of the season pointless, and their bad run of form continues, but it could have been different had they had the rub of the green on a couple of occasions - Adam Mace’s rare penalty miss could have put the visitors back in the frame after Billy Tucker’s goal that ultimately proved decisive, and the Swans still could have nicked a point in stoppage time, when Rich Thwaite’s effort went agonisingly wide, but it was not to be.

Nick Grimes went close in the first minute as the visitors pressed straight from the kick off, after good work by Marley Thomas, but his effort was wide, before Mace and Jack Twyman both had efforts off target.

What turned out to be the decisive goal came on 14 minutes, when Billy Tucker got on the end of Sean Downing’s through ball to convert, and Kevin Squire should have doubled the advantage a couple of minutes later, but his shot was too high.

Eight minutes after the goal, the Swans were awarded a penalty when Jack Twyman’s shot was blocked by a Bideford hand, but Mace’s effort was saved by Keeper Joe Moore to maintain the home side’s advantage.

The Swans continued to press after the break. and Marley Thomas was unlucky, slipping just as he was about to shoot, but Slimbridge struggled to create too many opportunities.

In the third minute of stoppage time, Dean Turner’s cross saw Rich Thwaite somehow miss from close range, as the hosts hung on to record the victory.

The Swans are back at Thornhill Park on Saturday, when third placed Tiverton Town come to Gloucestershire, continuing a very tough run of games for new Manager Freddy Ward and his men.

Team: Kowalski, Turl, Ryan Thwaite, Grimes, Rich Thwaite, Turner, Smith, Twyman, Mace (Stokes 66), Martin, Thomas (Cant 72)

Supporters Man of the match; Nick Grimes

 
Hereford Tickets Update
Friday 13th January
Tickets for our home game against Hereford continue to be brisk, and they will be available online until Midnight on January 31st using the link in the Match Tickets tab of this website.

Tickets will also be available for sale to personal callers at Thornhill Park on Saturday 21st January between 12.00-5.00pm at the Tiverton Town home game, and then between 2.00-4.00pm the following day, January 22nd.

No tickets will be available on the day of the game.