Christchurch Football Club News 2009

CFC v New Milton Town - 26th December
Posted: Saturday 26th December 2009

Due to the continued poor weather and following a pitch inspection todays match has been postponed.


FA Vase Match - 14th November
Posted: Saturday 14th November 2009

Due to the continued poor weather and following a pitch inspection todays FA Vase match has been postponed until Tuesday the 17th of November. Kick-off will be at 7.45 pm.


FA Vase Match - 14th November
Posted: Friday 13th November 2009

Due to the continued poor weather a pitch inspection will be held at 9.30am on the morning of the match.

An update will posted on the web site immediately following the inspection (about 10.30am).


CFC Res. v Totton - 7th November
Posted: Saturday 7th November 2009

Images will be available shortly
A good match which lifted the heads of the Reserves after a few recent luke warm matches. A result that was played for on a surprisingly not too cold afternoon at Hurn Bridge. A few 'off the ball' incidents unfortunately dampened spirits on what was an afternoon of entertaining football with good chances being created by both teams.

The First team also had a successful day to pull back a 3-2 win after trailing 2-0 at half time away to Blackfield & Langley. Tom Jeffes getting one and Ben Osborne two.


CFC v Bournemouth - 3rd November
Posted: Wednesday 4th November 2009


A spirited first half and a well started second half had CFC at least holding their own against the higher placed opponents. Attacks had little momentum in the 2nd half and opened holes which Bournemouth used to push into the Christchurch half.

Images from this match are on-line here..


Steve Bernard Foundation - 2nd October
Posted: Friday 2nd October 2009


The Steve Bernard Foundation in conjunction with the Willow Foundation is having an on-line auction of a collection of unique Captains Armbands.

Full details are available at the Willow Foundation.

Under 18's Fixtures - 2nd October
Posted: Friday 2nd October 2009

Christhurch FC U18's have a run of home games starting now. They are:

Sunday Oct 4th v Blackfield
Thursday Oct 8th v VT ( FA Cup 7.45pm)
Sunday Oct 11th v Lyndhurst

We wish them well in their FA Cup challenge after their recent tough game against the fancied opponents Salisbury City. A full match report of this game is here.

Marc Burrows Memorial Cup - 6th September
Posted: Tuesday 22nd September 2009


It was always going to be a challenge to produce a day which would reflect Marcs sense of fun and love of life but with a wonderful spirit and the keen support and hard work of all involved a day which Marc would have thorougly enjoyed was the result. Over £3000 was raised for Cancer Research and it was heart warming to see the generous way everybody contributed. Pictured is Claire with 'Man of the Match' Mark Smith.
Images from the day are on-line here

Stewart Kearn goes to Wembley - 9th September
Posted: Saturday 5th September 2009


At the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier England v Croatia match on the 9th of September at Wembley the Christchurch FC goalkeeper Stewart Kearn will be making a guest appearance in a charity penalty shoot out sponsored by Nationwide.

This unique opportunity has come about as a result of a competition won by one of clubs members Mr Brian McIntyre who has generously forsaken the opportunity to go himself and given Stewart this chance to represent Christchurch FC at Wembley.

Marc Burrows Memorial Fun Day - 6th September
Posted: Thursday 27th August 2009

Buzz
On Sunday the 6th September (starting at midday) Christchurch Football Club, Hurn Bridge, Christchurch will be hosting the
Marc "Buzz" Burrows Memorial Fun Day

Features of the day include:
“Marc Burrows Memorial Cup”
Christchurch / West Moors
V
Isle of Wight / Southampton Institute

2pm Kick Off
Hog Roast and BBQ, Penalty Shoot Out, DJ and Disco, Bouncy Castle, Auction, Bar, Raffle, Speed Cage, Bungee Run
And much, much more…
All proceeds to Cancer Research UK
To donate Raffle/Auction Prizes, please contact: Graham Kemp 07970 710443


Commercial Packages Updated - 27th August
Posted: Thursday 27th August 2009


With the introduction of the new Commercial Manager, Thomas Jeffes, comes a wealth of offerings for our sponsors and advertisers.
To see what Christchurch FC can offer you or your business check the updated Commercial Section.
Pictured is Tom in front of the main stand.

Sportsmans Dinner - 6th August
Posted: Saturday 8th August 2009


It is fair to say a superb evening was had by all at this sold out and very well attended event. The organisation from the club and the hosts was superb and ensured that this feature packed evening with our guest speaker Harry Redknapp was a huge success.
Images from this event are on-line

Sportsmans Dinner - 6th August
Posted: Friday 3rd July 2009


Ladies Teams web site
Posted: Tuesday 12th May 2009

The Ladies and Young Ladies Teams now have their own web site at www.christchurchfcladies.co.uk . With Iain Bowker now managing and coaching the Ladies team we can look forward to the hard work this season coming through next season. We will link to their site so that we can continue to support and keep up to date with the Ladies Teams.

Presidents Lottery Winners
Posted: Tuesday 12th May 2009

A quick update on the lottery winners.
February: Jan Bridle
March: Phil Old
April: Robin Osborne
If you would like to enter the lottery please contact any committee member.

Reserves Win Cup Final - 1st May
Posted: Saturday 2nd May 2009


In a superb climax to the season the Reserve team brought home the silverware in their Combination Cup Final match against Bashley FC at the Totton and Eling Sports Ground. Congratulations to Tim and the team. The consistent performance demonstrated throughout the season showed through again in this match. Opportunities were created and then determinedly followed through to get the ball in the net.
Images from this match are on-line

Final Score: Christchurch FC  5     Bashley FC   0

Christchurch FC v Newport IOW
Posted: Wednesday 29th April 2009



For the final First Team match of the season, and with League positions settled, a good friendly match was expected and that is exactly what we got. Thank you to our guests, Newport IOW, for a very pleasant evening of football and talk. The team can now enjoy the summer break ready to build on the superb achievements of this season. In a break from tradition the Christchurch Man of the Match was Team Manager Graham Kemp. Graham is pictured above with Club President Josh Jenkins.

Final Score: Christchurch  3     Newport IOW   1

Christchurch FC v Alton Town
Posted: Saturday 25th April 2009



With the number of fixtures squeezed into the last few weeks of the season you would have expected a tired Christchurch team on the pitch. In the second last league match of the season the team showed the levels of energy and enthusiasm which have been a feature all season. Goal scorers for Christchurch were Simon Keates and Ben Osborne.
Christchurch Man of the Match was Simon Keates pictured above with Club President Josh Jenkins.

Final Score: Christchurch  2     Alton Town   0

Under 18s in Cup Final - 27th April
Posted: Sunday 13th April 2009

The Under 18s are in the Hants Under 18 Floodlit Cup Final which will be played at Hurn Bridge on Monday the 27th of April against the current holders Salisbury City. Kick off is at 7.45pm. Congratulations to Tony and the team for their success so far. Lets all get behind them and give them support for their big evening.

Christchurch FC v Wimborne Town
Posted: Saturday 11th April 2009



A full match report and images are available on-line for this match. Christchurch Man of the Match was Gareth Barnes. Pictured is Chris Dillon challenging a header.

Final Score: Christchurch  0     Wimborne Town   1

Christchurch FC v VT FC
Posted: Wednesday 8th April 2009



Some matches stand out from all others. Usually this is either the quality of football or the result. This match had both. Spectators were treated to one of those matches that provided quality football from beginning to end. The superb play from both teams demonstrated to any doubters what non-league football is all about. Sweeping attacks, single runs, precision passing, tight defending, great keeping and class goals. You could not have wished for more from an evenings football. Goals for Christchurch came from Marc Fairbrother, Gareth Barnes and Martin Lawrence. A full match report and images are available on-line for this match. Christchurch Man of the Match was Gareth Barnes, pictured with Club President Joss Jenkins.

Final Score: Christchurch  3     VT FC   2

Christchurch FC Presentation Evening
Posted: Tuesday 7th April 2009


The End of Season Presentation Evening will be at Hurn Bridge on the evening of Friday the 15th of May. Doors will open at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Tickets are available at £8.00 per person (players entry is free) and a meal will be served.

Reserves in Cup Final - 1st May
Posted: Tuesday 7th April 2009


Following the second leg of the Reserve Teams semi-final win against Bemerton Heath Harlequins they now face Bashley Reserves in the Sydenhams Wessex League Combination Cup Final. This match will be played at the Totton and Eling ground on Friday evening the 1st of May. Kick off is at 7.30pm. Congratulations to Tim and the team for their success so far. Lets all get behind them and give them support for their big evening.

Sandbanks Formwork sponsors CFC
Posted: Tuesday 7th April 2009



A big thank you to Sandbanks Formwork for their sponsorship and support of Christchurch Football Club. Pictured are the directors of Sandbanks Formwork with players Jason Collins and David Legg of the Reserve Team.

Christchurch FC v Hamble ASSC
Posted: Tuesday 7th April 2009



A fine spring day was the setting for this match which brought back to Christchurch a number of familiar faces in the opposing team. Recovering from the recent upset at Fleet the Christchurch team put on a strong display which was matched by our opponents. Chances were taken by both teams and the goal that gave Christchurch the match was a goal line scramble with the ball finally getting put in the net by Marc Fairbrother (an own goal after deflecting off of a Hamble defender). Christchurch Man of the Match was Tom Price (pictured).

Final Score: Christchurch   1     Hamble ASSC   0

Christchurch FC v Poole Town
Posted: Tuesday 17th March 2009



An early goal for Christchurch was a wake up call for our visitors who promptly equalised. Both keepers had a busy first half as both teams pushed attack after attack. Poole Town netted another to enter the second half with a goal lead. Another goal for Poole Town in the second half put the match firmly in the visitors hands. Christchurch Man of the Match was Chris Dillon (pictured).

Final Score: Christchurch   1     Poole Town   3

Christchurch FC v Laverstock & Ford
Posted: Saturday 14th March 2009



Looking good from the off Christchurch had two in the net within 13 minutes in an afternoon of entertaining football. Ben Osborne (pictured) and Gareth Barnes both netted three goals for a hat-trick each. Man of the Match was Ben Osborne.

Final Score: Christchurch   6     Laverstock   1

Hayling United tribute to Marc
Posted: Thursday 5th March 2009



In a moving tribute to Marc Burrows the Hayling United chairman, Mr. Michael Thornton, presents the Club President, Josh Jenkins, with an inscribed plate.

Christchurch FC v Hayling United - 28th February
Posted: Thursday 5th March 2009



Our visitors certainly made us work in the first half and at times looked as if they would firmly control the match. The second half was a very different story with Christchurch responding to the first half pressure and returning it with a little extra. Pictured is the new signing for Christchurch FC, Jamie Davidson. Man of the Match was awarded to Chris Dillon. Further images of this match are in the Image Gallery.

Final Score: Christchurch 2     Hayling 1

Marc Burrows - 9th February 2009
Posted: Tuesday 10th February 2009



After a short illness Marc Burrows passed away on the 9th of February. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all at Christchurch FC. Our thoughts are with Claire and his family at this very sad time.

Marc Burrows

The funeral will take place at Saint Augustine’s Church, Charminster, Bournemouth, ( its situated at the Cemetery Junction opposite the Dean Park Hotel ) commencing at 2.30pm on Monday the 23rd of February. I have spoken with Claire, Mark's fiancée, and she has asked me to say that "everyone is welcome to attend, it’s something Marc (Buzz) would have wanted”.

This will be followed by a Family Only cremation.

The actual wake will continue at Christchurch Football Club, Hurn Bridge Sports Ground. Again all are welcome. Christchurch FC team in track suits are the guard of honour. Suit and tie or smart casual for mourners.

Mick Ryan
Chairman Christchurch Football Club

FA Vase 5th Round
Posted: Friday 6th February 2009



The hire of a coach is being considered for Christchurch fans to travel to this match. This will be in addition to the team coach. If you would like to travel on the coach please contact Fiona Legg or leave a message in the relevant forum topic.

For those looking for a local match the Christchurch FC Reserve team are playing Pennington St. Marks (at Pennington nr. Lymington) in the Hampshire Intermediate Saturday Cup. This reserve team match had also been postponed (was 7th of February)and will now be played on the 14th of February. This is a Quarter Final match and the team would appreciate your support. Kick off for this match is listed as 2pm on the Hampshire FA web site.

Christchurch FC v Bournemouth Poppies
Posted: Sunday 1st February 2009



Biting cold and a stiff breeze did not stop this match quickly warming up. Team Physio (Mike Dillon standing in for Tish Ford) seemed to be on the pitch attending to a player every few minutes at one point. An early goal for Bournemouth focused attention and then there was no looking back. Goals for Mark Smith and Gareth Barnes (a superb long cross and header) in the first half gave Christchurch the lead at half time. The second half saw good play from both teams with both sides challenging the keepers. Simon Keates came on as a late sub and within 2 minutes had firmly clinched the match for Christchurch with the third Christchurch goal.

Pictured is 'Man of the Match' Micheal Green with Club President Joss Jenkins.

Christchurch FC v FC Clacton - 24th January
Posted: Sunday 25th January 2009



Despite all the concerns about the weather and the pitch the 4th Round Carlsberg FA Vase tie with FC Clacton kicked off at 3pm. at Hurn Bridge. Recent form told us that we would be playing to win and despite a few minutes of early pressure that is what the team set about doing. A 2-0 lead at half time for Christchurch was not enough to stop 'the Seasiders' plugging away and determinedly trying to get back into the match. Christchurch however would not let up and finished the half at 4-0 to take them into the 5th Round with a draw against Chalfont St Peter on the 7th of February.

A full match report is available for this match. Images from this match are on-line.

FA Vase Match - 24th January
Posted: Friday 23rd January 2009

There was a pitch inspection at 6pm on Friday the 23rd of January. At this time the pitch is good to play. There will be a further referees inspection at 1pm immediately before the match. The weather forecast for tonight is good and for Saturday is 'sunny'. Unless there is a significant change in the weather it is expected that the match will be played.

Senior Teams on a roll
Posted: Friday 23rd January 2009

In a week marked by poor weather again the performance of the two senior teams has been far from poor. Both teams had away wins which in itself would be a good result but what should be getting the attention is how convincingly they won. To have two teams playing this well in their respective divisions and cup ties demonstrates the depth of player, coaching and management skill the club now has.

The first team won convincingly at Romsey to finish 6-0 and we can only speculate on how this has set the team up for their FA Vase fixture on Saturday with FC Clacton.

The reserves put in a superb performance at Lymington Town in the Sydenhams Wessex League Combination Cup Quarter Final to win 8-0. This kind of performance bodes well for the team in the coming Semi-Final and the consistency of their play can be seen by their current league position.

Well done to all.

FA Vase Match - 24th January
Posted: Sunday 18th January 2009



FA Vase Match - 17th January
Posted: Saturday 17th January 2009

The 4th Round Carlsberg FA Vase match at Hurn Bridge with FC Clacton has now been re-arranged for the 24th of January. The 17th was a bit of an anti-climax with many of us disappointed that the match had to be cancelled but the recent weather caused problems for many local teams and matches. Weather permitting the 24th is the new date for Christchurch FC to make history and join the final 16 teams in this seasons competition.

FA Vase Match - 17th January
Posted: Friday 16th January 2009

Due to the recent adverse weather conditions the pitch will need to be inspected at 8.00am on the 17th by an FA representative to ensure it is safe to play on. Subject to this inspection being OK the match is on. Immediately following the inspection an update will be available here and if in any doubt please call the club before travelling.

Christchurch FC v Moneyfields
Posted: Tuesday 13th January 2009



After a series of postponed matches this first round Russell Cotes Cup tie got underway at Hurn Bridge on probably the warmest evening in the past two weeks. An early opening goal for James Burden showed Moneyfields that Christchurch were there to win. Moneyfields responded with an equaliser towards the end of the first half which left both teams looking at a level start for the second half.

The second half was evenly matched until a foul against Gareth Barnes gave Christchurch a penalty. This was taken by Mark Smith to give Christchurch the lead. Both teams made further chances but neither could find another goal in a match that displayed competitive football and was pleasure to watch.
'Man of the Match' was midfielder James Burden.

Final score:
Christchurch FC 2   Moneyfields 1.

Russell Cotes Cup
Posted: Tuesday 6th January 2009

The Russell Cotes Cup 1st Round draw with Moneyfields will now be played at home at Hurn Bridge on the 13th of January. Kick-off 7.45pm.

Christchurch FC v Hamworthy United
Posted: Sunday 4th January 2009



Having recently been matched against Hamworthy and with the two teams sitting next to each other in the league tables this was expected to be a close match. Despite the cold, spectators could not be disappointed as the game showed how competitive and closely matched these two teams are. The single goal of the match was a classy shot from Mark Smith who struck the ball around the Hamworthy wall from a free kick just outside the box. A great start to the New Year. Christchurch 'Man of the Match' was defender Chris Dillon.

Final score:
Christchurch FC 1   Hamworthy United 0.

Christchurch FV Res v Mudeford Mens
Posted: Sunday 4th January 2009

The Reserve team continue their winning ways with a win against Mudeford Mens in the 5th round of the Hampshire Saturday Intermediate Cup played at Chapel Gate on Saturday the 3rd of January. A strong defence and good keeping by the Mudeford team kept the first half to 0-0. Christchurch created good opportunities in this half but could not get one in the net despite rattling the bar on a few occasions. The second half saw Christchurch lift their game and find the target to finish the match 2-0 winners. This puts the reserves in the Quarter Final of this competition.

Final score:
Christchurch FC 2   Mudeford Mens 0.

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