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EAST GRINSTEAD TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB : the wasps

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Mesaage from manager

Matt Longhurst

Overall the season has been a success. We have retained our status once again and built a very young squad of players that have stuck together through good and bad parts of the season. Last summer, I feel we got the recruitment wrong and once we changed that around and also got a few injured players back to fitness we have kicked on. We have a very young squad and as you will see today the starting XI contains no one over 22 which is great. The tough part of course is keeping them all here over the summer.

The following players have agreed to stay which gives us a platform to build on next year: Dan Smith, Ricardo Thompson, Sam Rolph, Steve Springett, Drew Cooney, Steve Sargent, Dan Hogan, Will Hoare, Michael Wilson, Leo Mazzone, Jack Meeres, Charlie Postance, Alex Gaggin, Stephane Bombelenga and Ainsley Everett. Ollie and Karn are awaiting what they are being offered at Ebbsfleet before we can do anything there if at all and Oshaye Hutchinson is considering his future and we will give him another couple of weeks to decide.

Robin Deen and Jason Davis will return in pre-season and hopefully be fit for the start of the season and I’m hoping to add three or four new faces to the squad up front, in midfield and at least one more central defender. I genuinely believe with this year under their belt and a good pre-season we will see the benefit of the group staying together.

It was Ollie and Karn’s last game for the club on Saturday as their loans finish. I would like to say how professional they have been on and off the pitch and both players have a bright future. I’m confident we have aided them as much as they have us and I would be delighted to see them again in a Wasps shirt in the future.

Finally, a special mention must go to all you supporters, especially those that travel with us week in week out. It’s amazing the support we get and long may that continue.

It would be great to see as many of you at presentation night on May 5 to say  thanks in person or at Ramsgate on Saturday when we finish off our league fixtures.

 

Wasps lost 3-0 to play-off chasing Hythe on Saturday at East Court. Click the Match Reports page for the details

 

A gallery of Stuart Gibson's photos from the game can be found on our Facebook page here

 

Action from Saturday's 3-0 defeat at home to Hythe Town

Photos by Stuart Gibson

COMING UP...

Watch this space for information on pre-season friendlies.

 

200 CLUB WINNERS

February 2018

1st prize £60 - Daniel Medcalf

2nd prize £20 - Steve Beardswell

3rd prize £10 - Andy Cooper

March 2018

1st Prize £60 – T Holah

2nd Prize £20 – M Huggett

3rd Prize £10 – E Cooper

April 2018

1st Prize £60 – C Gilmore

2nd Prize £20 – T Holah

3rd Prize £10 – C White

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