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LEAGUE MATCH DRAW WINNERS

No

Match

 Winner

Drawn By

Ticket

Agent

15

Scarborough Ath

Dave Law

Mike Capp

1505

Dave Law

16

Colne

B. Anderson

Barbara Whitten

356

M. Stephens

17

Skelmersdale Utd

J. Knights

Tommo

428

L. Knights

18

Tadcaster Albion

Paul Muir

Brian Moss

389

P. Muir

19

Hyde United

F. Brazendale

Paul Muir

2606

Newsletter

20

Ramsbottom Utd

Alan Smith

Darbo

2305

Newsletter

21

Kendal Town

Irene Martin

John Eadle

2488

Nerwsletter

TFC'S BONUS BALL WINNERS

Date

No.

Name

10/03/2018

50

Lynette Jordon

17/03/2018

39

Carl Winkley

24/03/2018

49

Matt Brown

31/03/2018

39

Carl Winkley

07/04/2018

13

Kevin Burke

14/04/2018

38

Will Knights

21/04/2018

38

Will Knights

The Club will be picking up gear once a week to save our supporters postage and packing. if you have purchased goods from Macron, Can you email jeadie1957@sky.com once you have placed an order with your details. I am trying to get some samples for sizing purposes, but supporters who already have our Puma merchandise need to go up 1 size on Macron gear. i.e. Puma medium is a Macron Large.

Club News

BACUP BOROUGH’S MATTHEW BRYAN SIGNS FOR TRAFFORD
We are delighted to announce the signing of Matthew Bryan from Bacup Borough.
Here’s what Tom Baker says of his latest signing; “Matty is someone we have been looking at for a while now. He is a hardworking centre forward that has a real eye for goal. He had other options in our league & quite a few other clubs chasing but has chosen to come to Trafford. He’s really motivated to test himself at this level & I feel he’s a player that certainly can step up. Goal scorers are hard to come by & Matty certainly is one of them.”
Matty, 29, has recently been named as the Hallmark North West Counties League Division One Player of the Year & scored 28 goals for Bacup in the 2017/18 season. Welcome to Trafford Matty.


TRAFFORD SIGN PAUL WILLIAMS FROM WITTON ALBION

We have news for you of another addition to our squad for the upcoming season & ask you to welcome central midfielder Paul Williams to Trafford. Paul joins us from Witton Albion & here is Tom Baker’s assessment of him;


“Willo is built for the same stuff as Anthony Brown. Maybe it’s a Scouse thing, maybe it’s not but for sure he is another born leader, a winner & someone that has a desire to be successful. He is a lovely football player & again someone that will fit right into our dressing room. He has great experience & know how which should stand us in good stead this season!”

Welcome to Trafford Paul.


TOM SIGNS KEEPER TO REPLACE GRANT SHENTON

We have more squad news for you this evening. We would like you all to welcome our new man between the sticks, goalkeeper James Coates who joins us from Droylsden F.C . This is what Tom Baker says of his new shot stopper;

”It was always going to be difficult to try and fill Shents’ boots as he was such a big part of what we did last season! Having said that, James is a player that comes to the club with a good reputation & great pedigree.


He has played at some top clubs but his hunger & desire to come to Trafford really impressed me. There aren’t that many top keepers around but I’m confident that James will become a very important player for us next season.”

Welcome to Trafford James!


UPDATE ON THE Q & A SESSION & QUIZ NIGHT

Important update regarding the Q&A session with Tom Baker, Danny Caldecott & Luke Gibson - this will now be held on Friday 22/06/18 at 7pm in the clubhouse & will be followed by the #QuizNight which has been moved back a week so we can do both. 😊

So if you do have a question you’d like to put to our management team but have never thought you’d get the chance - here IS your chance!! Get down to the clubhouse and get involved. Of course you don’t have to ask a question - just come along & hear what Bakes & DC have to say on the upcoming season and say “hello” to our ‘new boy’ Luke. Then stay with us for an enjoyable evening when we have the quiz night. Always a good laugh!

Of course, if you just want to join us for the quiz & the “craic” then you’re absolutely welcome too!
The bar will be open serving your favourite tipples & we’ll even provide a FREE buffet!
What’s not to love about your LOCAL, FRIENDLY non league football team? We are right on your doorstep!


FOXXY & ADRIAN RECEIVE

GROUND OF THE YEAR AWARD

On Saturday the 16th July 2018 at the annual Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Presentation Gala (held at the Hilton Hotel in Blackpool) the hard work of our award winning groundsman Graham Foxall, known to us all as Foxxy and his assistant Adrian Halliwell, were deservedly rewarded as Trafford won the inaugural Evo-Stik North Division ‘Pitch of the Year’ award, sponsored by GreenFields Turf.


They were presented with a trophy plus a voucher for £500 to redeem against maintenance materials or services from GreenFields.

Adrian has this year worked alongside Foxxy on maintaining our pitch and keeping it looking ‘tip top’. Many visiting clubs compliment us on our pitch and at the end of the season in April, it looked as good as it had back in August last year when the season kicked off.


This is all thanks to their hard graft. Everyone at the club congratulates Foxxy and Adrian on their well deserved award.
Foxxy and Adrian are pictured here collecting the award and the voucher.

TRAFFORD’S UP TO DATE SQUAD & STAFF NEWS

Squad update:
We can today announce we have signed central midfielder Matthew Crothers from Curzon Ashton (pictured right)
Here is what the The Gaffer, Tom Baker, says about his latest addition...
“Matty is a young, ambitious player who I’m really excited to work with. He has a desire to progress and I feel this will be the perfect platform for him to do that! A good footballer with great energy, he should be a really good asset next season!”

More news - it’s not just the squad who dazzle us on the pitch who are being strengthened. The Gaffer Tom Baker is also adding to his management team who dazzle us in the dugout with the appointment of Luke Gibson as our new First Team Coach.
Luke has for the last few years been the first team manager at Abbey Hey F.C.
This is what Bakes has to say about this appointment:
“Luke is young, ambitious & has spent several seasons at Abbey Hey as first team manager & has done a really good job. He expressed an interest in joining the club & fits in to what we want to do & the way we like to work. He will be a great addition to our staff team”


Tom Baker tells us:
Tom goes on to say:
“Our aim, not only on the pitch but also off it, is to keep moving forward - striving for better and continually pushing not only our level of professionalism but also the standards at the football club, up.”
We’re all behind you Tom & welcome to Trafford Matty & Luke !
#TomBakersTraffordArmy

Photos by Rob Lock