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Over 65s Blues
Manager: Ken Anderson

SEASON IN REVIEW...

It seems like only yesterday that I was asked to take care of the Over 65s Blues squad for the first set of fixtures in April -- and yet here we are now fast approaching our AGM in December with another league season behind us.

We played 18 league games between April and September with a return of 26 points -- 6 wins, 8 draws and 4 defeats -- to finish 4th, precisely mid-table in a 7 team division.

I think we played some really good football throughout the season and a little more consistency at times could have turned some of our drawn games into victories;

something to work on next season.

 

The squad spirit was excellent and all players were very supportive in my first season as manager and I thank you all for that backing. 14 players represented the Blues 65s -- the roll of honour is below

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I've chosen not to mention individual players as I feel this would be unfair and it's my belief that everyone played an important part in both the spirit and the performances of the squad.  

I am, however,  going to finish  by highlighting  one very special team-mate: The late, great Kenny Howard.

Ken was a regular member of the squad and 

his efforts this season were  unbelievable.  He played throughout the times he was having his treatment and always gave 100%. Each time I picked Ken I would speak to him before games with regard to his game time and his response was always the same: "Play me wherever you want Ken (except in goal);  play me when you want and I'll let you know when I've had enough."

 

What a sad loss; what a lovely man. 

Ken Anderson

 

Blues 65s Squad, 2023:

Ken Howard

John Watson

Reg Swallow

Peter Hall

Paul Smeeton

Andy Milne

Mick Roberts

Mark Hughes

George Fleetwood

Charlie Docherty

Andy Martin

Dave Holborn

Ozzie Hussein

Ken Anderson

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2023 RESULTS

April 11

Falcons 1 (Milne), Bilericay 0

Falcons 1 (Hughes), Romford 0

Falcons 2 (Docherty, Milne), Chelmsford 0

May 23

Falcons 0, Grays 1

Falcons 0, Orient 1

Falcons 0, Southend 2

June 6

Falcons 0, Romford 0

Falcons 1 (Smeeton), Southend 0

Falcons 0, Billericay 0

Falcons 1 (Smeeton), Chelmsford 0

July 18

Falcons 0, Grays 0

Falcons 1 (Roberts), Orient 1

Falcons 0, Southend 2

Falcons 0, Billericay 0

Sept 26

Falcons 1 (Smeeton), Romford 0
Falcons 0, Chelmsford 0

Falcons 1 (Hughes), Grays 1

Falcons 1 (Hughes), Orient 1

League Cup Oct 10

Falcons 0, Grays 2

Falcons 0, Little Oakley 1

Falcons 1 (Smeeton), Orient 1

eliminated at group stage

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