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 Post subject: BILLINGHAM TOWN F.C
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:13 pm 

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Back in August, on the opening game of the new league season, when optimism was high amongst Town’s travelling supporters, Ash Lavan demolished Ryton & Crawcrook Albion with a four goal salvo that left Ryton fans eulogising Town as future league champions. Trying to analyse or document what has happened since then, particularly off the field would need the skills of Tolstoy in War and Peace mode. But here is the abridged version - there was a war, a brutal civil war, and now there is peace, thanks to the sheer determination, endurance and the will of the supporters. The Billingham Town Supporters Trust, in liaison with former manager Barry Oliver and incumbent chairman Paul Beddow, set the ball in motion to save a club that had recently celebrated its half centenary and yet, potentially, faced financial ruin. FAITH, the clubs motto wouldn’t be enough to guide St Cuthbert’s sails into calmer waters but belief was certainly a starting point along with plethora amounts of desire. There is plenty of hard work still ahead, not helped by unchartered minefields, however, it was fitting that under new leadership and renewed optimism, that Ash Lavan would play an integral part in another demolition job; this time Jarrow were on the end of the strikers rapid-fire! Another four goals to his name (some debate as whether one was an own goal),along with further strikes from Elliott Beddow and Joe Kerridge forced Jarrow to raise the white flag, a far cry from the reverse fixture which needed super sub Lavan’s divine intervention to score the vital goal in a one-nil victory. By all accounts, there was a rousing pre-match speech in the dressing room followed by an applause from the players. At the end of the game, it was the turn of the supporters who duly reciprocated the adulations. The players and management staff deserved it, and in particular, so too did Ash Lavan. August seems a long time ago now - nobody wants to see a repeat of the subsequent turmoil. Captain Beddow now expects every man, or woman to do his/her duty. If recent weeks are anything to go by, then resolve is a given!! For this ship isn’t ready to SINK, her crew are too battle hardened for such folly.... Town’s FAITH has a new sobriquet and ally, FELLOWSHIP.... And bless all who sail in her!


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 Post subject: Re: BILLINGHAM TOWN F.C
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:27 pm 

Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:23 pm
Posts: 18
Paul Beddow is one of the most honest blokes I've met in football.
Great appointment as chairman.

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