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Rangers lose to slick Select


NWR 1 - 5 Select Soccer


The under 11's finished the season with an unfortunate 5-1 defeat against a team who are a couple of  divisions higher than them.

Three down at half time, Rangers put themselves back into the fray with some good football, and 20 yard free kick from Alex Willerton put them in with a chance. However, chances came and went without result, and it was the opposition who put the game beyond doubt.


Eyecatcher this week was Rhys, who played his best game of the season. I'm sure that there will be more of the kind next season. Well done Rhys.


I'm sure that the boys will want to thank Richard, Nick, Conrad and John, without them, the lads would not have had the enjoyable season which they did, and thanks also to the parents and supporter who came and supported the team each week. 

Role on September!!!


  18/4/04 NWR 7 Harpenden Hawks 1

Alex Willerton 3

Stephen Swain 3

Aaron Evans


Rangers were at their best to record this victory. The first 10 minutes were even with neither side making the breakthrough. Harpenden had their chances, Steve Cotton and Lewis were putting in some stunning tackles. Sam cleared well and Anthony covered.


It took the battling of Alex Willerton to break the goal drought, scarping with the keeper for a 50-50 and coming out just left of the goal. Neatly left footed for his first. Aaron then battled through a melee of players to score Rangers second and Stephen Swain scored the third.


Ashley battled well in midfield and Ben provided a good outlet on the right. Aaron always busy in midfield did not stop. Alex and Stephen went onto score hatricks, Stephens second coming from a good header, whilst Alex’s third a good individual effort.


Joe shored up the defence in the second half along with the introduction of Andrew in midfield. Rhys stepped in for Anthony and never let much pass.


James battled well up front and Jordan continued these efforts in the second half. Ollie was safe in goal and he almost managed to keep a clean sheet. (But as his Mum is without a washing machine at the moment it was too difficult)! The Harpenden goal was unstoppable.


Sam performed well throughout the game, sweeping up at the back and providing some memorable clearances.


A good team performance.


4/4/04 NWR 8 Everett Blue 0

Alex Willerton 7'

Andrew Sears 20'

Aaron Evans 23'

James Schmidt 26' 28' 50'

Steve Swain 55'

Ashley Tibble 60'


Back to winning ways, Nascot got going on 7 minutes when Aaron set off up the right flank releasing James who slipped a neat pass to Alex to score. Then came the shot of the match when Ben Cook flicked up the ball and volleyed a shot which deflected just wide.


Hard going for the next 13 minutes as Rangers tried to break the Everett midfield down. Rhys again worked well at the back and Shaban was always busy. On 20' Andrew blasted his goal from a well worked corner. Repeated again 3 minutes later, Aaron repeated the goal with a shot from a corner by Alex.


James then worked up his second hatrick in the last month. The first coming from an excellent move started by Aaron, who slipped Alex through, who then released James for the goal. His second was from outside the box and the goalie had no chance. The third had to wait until the second half when he put in a low header in from a corner. Steve Swain then struck No 7 and it was left to Ashley to wrap up the game on the blow of the whistle, with Jordan in close attendance.


Anthony went wide with a master blaster from the edge of the box and working in defence with Sam, Steve Cotton and Lewis, they were not troubled. Ollie was a spectator for the game, safe hands when they were needed. Ben Cook was busy and well disciplined, covering for the inevitable swarming forward of the midfield in the second half.


Aaron Evans bossed the midfield and played very well, but our thoughts go out to the Everett keeper who made several very good brave saves, notably from Jordan, Alex, Steve Swain and James.



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28/3/04 NWR 1 Hadley Wood Rangers 4

Ben Cook


Battle on the Woodside Front


Sometimes games are not going to be pretty and this was one of them.


A 'new looking' Hadley team came to play and use all their strength to do so. Slipping back by 2 goals Nascot looked like taking a pasting. But once off the blocks they battled back well. A goal from Ben Cook, sweetly taken.


The rest of the first half was spent defending in waves as Rhys battled valiantly to hold off the big No.9 supported by Steve Cotton. Sam Morton determined in defence shone as well.


The end of the first half saw the template set for round 2 when Shaban let the away team know, he was not giving up without a fight with a tough determined tackle.


All through the second half there was not a blade of grass not covered by Shaban in his attempts to find the next tackle. Lead on by this example Alex dropped into the fray and put himself about. Shots from Alex , Jordan and James were not enough and further defensive effort was required. Buoyed by his earlier hard work Rhys continued to battle with the No9. Steve making some excellent covering tackles. Anthony Johnson was 'slightly late' in the box when putting his foot in but the resulting penalty went wide. Ollie was not bothered much but when called on, played well. The goals were unstoppable.


Ashley continued to drive the midfield on and helped set through Jordan , only for a defender to recover. James started putting in the tackles in midfield and Ben Cook also tracked back well to support his team mates.


All in, beaten by a better footballing side, Nascot can be proud of their efforts and can hold up as an example, the endeavour and determination of Shaban Ahmed, who never gave up once.



14/3/04 Harpenden Eagles  2 NWR 7

James Schmidt 3

Stephen Swain 2

Aaaron Evans 1

Jordan Tibbles 1


Rangers Fightback


When all was lost at 2-0 down after only 7 minutes and Nascot were dead and buried, they staged a remarkable comeback. 


Leading the line, hatrick hero James Schmidt was first off the mark with a neat penalty strike. He later helped set up a goal for Stephen Swain and was involved in another during the game. His final goal in the second half coming from good individual work. Battling back into the game Rangers scored quickly again to equalise and by half time were 2-4 ahead with goals from Stephen Swain and Aaron Evans. Poacher extraordinaire Jordan Tibbles adding another during the half popping up in the right place to slot past the keeper.


With the wind against them in the second half, Nascot faced a barrage of attacks from Harpenden as they fought bravely to get back into the game. Strong defending from Steve, Sam and Shaban kept Rangers in the game. Dynamo Ashley worked hard and Aaron Evans shone throughout the second phase.


Deep into the second half it was James who crushed the Harpenden fightback with another goal and then Stephen Swain delivered the goal of the match cutting in from the left and shooting from the edge of the box into the top left corner.


Reece, Joe and Ollie were all busy and steady and Captain Ben Cook played strongly particularly in the first half battling for the loose 50-50's. Anthony injured early on returned to the fray to finish strongly along with Andy who supported play on the right flank in the last 10 minutes, having gone off earlier.



7/3/04 Evergreen 1 – 11 Nascotwood Rangers


Legs eleven as Rangers hit 111 league goals


Rangers demolished Evergreen with an all round solid performance to take the league goal tally to over 100.

Goals from James Schmidt 4, Steve Swain 3, Alex Willerton2, Shaban Ahmed and Jordan Tibbles hit the spot, but the way that the team gelled together made it difficult to name a player of the week.


However, strangely enough it was the player who should have had the least to have done who caught the eye. Ollie Combridge in goal has started to show that he now knows how to work his area. Up and down with play, positioning himself well, handling brilliantly under pressure, and showing that he can react quickly as a shot stopper.



22/02/04 Chorleywood 4 – 5 Nascotwood Rangers

Under 11’s hit 100 in fight back special


The Under 11’s hit the 100 mark this week with an amazing 5-4 fight back.


Steve Swain scored to take the team to 100 goals this season midway through the first half before Alex Willerton hit the second. However, a minute before half time, Chorleywood threw themselves a life-line to go into the break with a 2-1 score-line.


Nascotwood appeared to go to pieces after the break, conceding three more goals to put Chorleywood 4-2 up. James Schmidt then pulled one back, before Alex ran through to hit the ball across the Chorleywood ‘keeper for his 40th of the season and to make the score 4-4.


Into the last minute, and Alex burst past his marker to the by-line and crossed for Steve Swain to crack home the winner, which sent manager Richard Tibbles dancing onto the pitch.


A breath-taking recovery when all appeared to be lost, with James Schmidt adding the extra piece off solidity in mid-field.


15/2/04 Alexander Park 5 - 1 NWR


Under-strength 'wood, fold to Alexander Park
Nascotwood took on a new improved Alexander Park missing a number of key players. However, they gave a good performance of themselves, never being overwhelmed, and battling on. Alex Willerton gave a Heider Helgusson performance, challenging all over the pitch, and was rewarded in the solitary goal for the 'wood, and well done to Lewis for taking on the daunting position as stand in goalkeeper.


1/2/04 NWR 3 St Albans 3


Three goals from Steve Swain, James Schmidt and Jordan Tibbles weren’t enough to secure all three points against St Albans . Three nil up, ‘wood let the lead slip and were lucky to take the point, as it was only a wonder save from Ollie Combridge in goal to keep the scores level.



11/1/04 Hadley 3 – 2 Nascotwood Rangers


‘Wood lose badly to Hadley


The under 11’s lost to Hadley on Sunday in a game which they really could have won.

They started brightly enough with good team work with Alex Willerton laying the ball forward for James Schmidt to in turn lay the ball forward for Aaron Evans to finish. However, lines were not cleared which allowed Hadley to equalise. Determined play by James put us into the lead again, but mistakes were made in the second half for Hadley to chalk up the win. 


4/1 U11 (Yellow Div) NWR 1 Riverside 3

Rangers rocked by Riverside

Riverside edged this one, and did look the better side. A lone goal from James Schmidt from Alex Willertons corner snuck in with 5 minutes to go, but it was too little, too late for the under 11's.


21/12 (U11 League Yellow) NWR  4 Everett 5

Anthony Johnson got Rangers off to a stunning start and Alex Willerton and Jordan Tibbles joined him on the score sheet before half time. But a spirited fight back from Everett Rovers in the second half saw them grab the winner after Alex Willerton added a great second.

This loss was a bitter blow as the team was in control in the first 30 minutes, but they allowed the lead to slip and the team with the greater drive and will won through.

14/11/03 Chorleywood 1 – 5 Nascotwood Rangers

'Wood win again against poorly Chorley

Nascotwood showed bags of character this week, with a fine win against Chorleywood. Chorleywood were a different propositions from other side that ‘wood had played against lately, but they still showed that they wouldn’t be overwhelmed. Chorleywood made the early running, but true to their form, Nascotwood opened the scoring through James Schmidt twice and Aaron Evans. Chorleywood pulled one back after the break, but further goals from Alex Willerton and Shaban Ahmed ensured a well earned victory.


One player who showed that he is starting to appreciate the use of space and positional awareness this week was Thomas Martin. He was able to find space, call, and be ready to receive the ball on more than one occasion. Full marks to Tom.


7/12/03 Under 11’s in seventh heaven again!!!   

NWR 7 – 1 Croxley Guild

 The Under 11’s completed the double over Croxley Guild with a 7-1 victory after an early scare.

Ben Cook opened the scoring, and his dads wallet, early on, but Guild came back to equalise. However, on half time, Aaron Evans ran through to restore the lead.

Straight after the break, Alex Willerton’s corner found the net, before Steve Swain got on the score sheet, Aaron scored his second and Alex completed his hatrick.

Eye catcher this week was Ben Cook, who showed that he could attack with as much confidence as he could defend.

30/11/03‘Wood in seventh heaven, as under 11’s run continues.


St Albans 0 –7 Nascotwood Rangers


Nascotwoods unbeaten run continued win a 7-0 victory over St Albans . Despite the high scoreline, ‘wood went into the break only one goal to the good, after Ben Cook had forced Alex Willertons corner over the line. Rangers went goal crazy in the second half, with Alex hitting another four, and goal also for Jordan Tibbles and Reece. Ashley showed that he wasn’t to be left out, as he put himself about when he came on, hassling and challenging for everything.


23/11/03 Guild yield to too good ‘wood


Croxley Guild 2 – 5 Nascotwood Rangers


The under 11’s took another step towards silverwear with a fine win over Croxley Guild.

In an exciting match, ‘wood took the lead with a drive from Alex Willerton, before Guild equalised. Anthony Johnson put us back into the lead, and we went into the break 2-1 up.

Croxley equalised again, but then Rangers took control, and goals from Steve Swain, James Schmidt and Jordan Tibbles put the result beyond doubt.

Aaron Evans was back to his live wire ways this week, proving to be a real thorn in Croxleys side.



17/11/03 Delightful dozen as Under 11’s hit double figures again!!!


NWR 12 – 0 Evergreen


The under 11’s continued with their scoring spree with a super 12-0 win over Evergreen.


Goals came fast and furiously, with Aaron Evans, Steve Swain, James Schmidt and Alex Willerton amongst the goal scorers. Only bold play by the Evergreen keeper kept the scoring down, as he applied himself as sweeper and goalie.  

Anthony Johnson’s display caught the eye this week, with a determined and enthusiastic performance, along with 2 goals.

9/11/03 Under 11’s reign in the rain  NWR 4 – 2 Alexandra Park

 Nascotwood’s under 11’s continued with their winning ways, with a fine 4-2 over Alexandra Park. ‘Wood opened the scoring when Alex Willerton made a fine run down the right, then crossed the ball for Aaron Evans to finish. Shaban Ahmed then hit a characteristic long shot for the second, before Alley Park pulled one back. Jordan Tibbles almost added a third before Steve Swain got into the scoring act. Alex then finished off a good run with a left foot shot for the fourth. Park made a game of it with another before the end, but it was too little too late as ‘wood took the laurels. Top marks though to solid as a rock Steve Cotton in defence.

2 /11/03 Under 11’s in a sign of the fourteen times

 Nascotwood Rangers 14 – 1 Harpenden Hawks

 Nascotwod Rangers under 11’s went goal crazy on Sunday, with the demolition of Harpenden Hawks.

Goal scorers for the ‘wood were Ben Cooke 3, Alex Willerton 4, Shaban Ahmed 2, Steve Swain 2, and goals also for James, Tom and Aaron.

Nascotwood attacked straight from the start, and never gave Hawks a chance to settle. ‘Wood could have eased up, but the high work rate of the players who were well up for the game, demanded a high score. Credit also to the Hawks who kept going until the end.

26/10/03 Offside decides outcome of under 11's Riverside 5 - 2 NWR U 11's
Riverside won this match by a flattering 5-2 in a game which appeared to be dominated by off-side decisions for the first half at least. Riverside went two up, before Alex Willerton brought life back into the side pulling the score back to 2-1. Riverside added another two after the break, against the run of play, before Alex added another from the penalty spot. Just as it appeared that 'wood could pull it back, Riverside added another before the end. Outstanding for 'wood was Shaban Ahmed, who ran and fought for everything.


Under 11’s edged out of Challenge Cup


19/10/03 NWR Under 11’s Home v Hemel Town Lost 1-2


The under 11’s lost by the odd goal this week, against a side who had beaten them 8-0 earlier in the season.

The scores were level at 0-0 at half time although Hemel may consider themselves fortunate, as Alex Willerton had hit the bar twice for ‘wood before the break. Hemel then scored two after half-time only for Ollie to pull off a wonder save to keep the game alive. Alex then hit the net to bring ‘wood back into the game from the penalty spot. The game was well positioned when Alex stepped up for another spot kick in an attempt to equalise. But changing direction of the kick resulted in the ball going just wide. 


Although this was a defeat for the boys, much was brought out of this game, especially the steadiness and determination of Lewis, Stephen, Ben, Sammy and Shaban at the back all of whom were outstanding against one of the better teams of the League.  


12/10/03 Away v Harpenden Hawks Won 13-1 

Unlucky 13 for Harpenden, as the under 11's hit double figures

The under 11's recorded their first win of the season in fine style with the demolition of Harpenden Hawks. The scorers for 'wood were many and varied, but fair play to the Hawks who never gave up or let their heads drop.

5/10/03 League Cup Away V Comets Goal feast, as Under 11's stage amazing come back



(Richards Team talk worked)

The under 11's staged an amazing come back this week, after being 6-1 down fought back to gain a respectable 7-6 defeat. Comets went 2-0 up, before Steve Swain was brought down and Alex Willerton converted the resulting penalty. However, Comets then went into overdrive, hitting another 4 to make it 6-1 at half-time.
Comets didn't expect the unexpected, as Alex Willerton then completed his hattrick, before Steve Swain and James Scmidt pulled it back to 6-5. Comets then thought they had sewn up when they scored a seventh, but still Nascotwood attacked, with Steve again getting on the score sheet for the final score to be 7-6.
This could be just the score the under 11's need to kick start their season.

21/11/03 Stevenage v NWR Lost 6-2

Despite going 2-1 up with two goals from Alex Willerton after being one down, Stevenage equalised before half time to make it 2-2. Second half and Stevenge pulled out the stops to take the game.


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