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Latest News 19 September 2019

I’m a bit late with getting back to the website so apologies for that. Since the end of last season big things have been happening, the football club, for this season play all home matches at the Dub at Queens University – as for Newforge, well it’s undergoing major reconstruction as the famous grass pitch is lifted and being replaced with a new 4G surface, new changing rooms, flood lights and stands. We will be back for next season however, all work will not be completed by then as we all await funding from Government.
On the playing side the team is barely recognisable with numerous changes, Our long time Captain and British police Captain, Scotty McCrory has hung his boots up – not a decision he took lightly but was in fact forced upon him due to injury. May I on behalf of the football club thank Scotty for his invaluable contribution to police football - eleven years of dedication to the club was warmly acknowledged at the clubs annual awards dinner in May this year.
Manager, Sammy McFadden had a lot of work to do over the summer as quite a few players decided to move on – Sammy went for youth – in came plenty and too many to name. A young team needs and deserves time to gel in an unforgiving league. The first four games all ended in defeat however, they continued to try and play the right way – with senior players getting over niggling injuries things started to look up – a victory away to Newry City who played premier league football last season was followed by victory at home to Dergview, victory away to the Comrades followed with a victory at home against Knockbreda – these wins see us sitting in sixth position with an away trip to our old friends H&W Welders this Saturday. Four great wins but by no means easy, in all four matches the team had to battle hard to get over the line - a determination which hopefully will encourage great performances.
In between we travelled to play Larne FC recently promoted to the Premier league, Larne treated the police with the utmost respect by fielding possibly their strongest team - what an experience for the young police side who through injury played four Under 20’s against a side boasting a player who played champions league football and an ex NI international – although beaten 3-0 on the night, they left with their heads high after a tremendous effort.
The Under 20’s again, loads of new faces are also underway with a victory and a defeat – again it will take time to gel
Let’s see if we can make it five wins on the bounce as we face the Welders on Saturday!!

Onwards and Upwards,
Ken Green,
Chairman.