On Saturday 13th June, Royton Town AFC are attempting to collectively run 200km to raise £3000 for the club with a donation also going to charity.
All monies raised will go towards the future rubbing of our club, and we are also pledging to donate to the NHS who have been heroes through these troubling times.
Current and former players from Royton Town AFC have committed to participating in an individual 5km run, which will cover the staggering 200km collective total.
We currently have two senior teams who are both in the Manchester Football League, and the funds raised will help support the clubs continued running over the next year. During any usual season it can be somewhat of a task for any club to survive, but during this pandemic and with less funds coming into the club we really do need your help.
On the day we will be posting regular updates on how our players have got on through our Facebook & Twitter pages, so please join in and get involved.
ROYTON Town had to rewrite their own record books after their reserves notched an astonishing 17-0 win.
And the same manager celebrated a relatively modest 8-0 success just 24 hours later!
The match against Old Altrinchamians Reserves on Saturday, January 18 will live long in the memory after Paul Gidley’s side went goal crazy.
Not bad considering they did it without their top scorer going into the game!
Zach Gemmell was the main beneficiary by scoring five goals in the Manchester League Division Four clash, which was held away at Crossford Bridge.
Amin Aden would have felt hard done to by scoring four and not getting the highest tally.
Ethan Sutcliffe helped himself to a hat-trick while Connor Kerrigan grabbed two and Will Morgan, Harry Snape and Andrew Simpson ‘only’ one each.
The result blew manager Gidley, whose Under-13s side defeated Longridge Town 8-0 in the County Cup on Sunday, January 19, away.
He said: “I didn’t even know before the game that it was a record. It was only when it got to 11-0 that a couple of committee members mentioned it.
“And we managed it without Travis Martin, who was our top scorer going into the game. He’s not exactly happy at missing out through injury!
“It’s not like they only had nine or 10 players, they had plenty of bodies but it’s probably fair to say they won’t be the strongest opposition we’ll face this season.
“And it could be vital as we go for promotion. We’re second now and last season was tight, so it could go down to goal difference.”
The massive win – described as ‘unique and remarkable’ by Manchester League bosses – is just the latest record that has fallen.
Only the week before, the reserves fielded the youngest ever side, featuring a 16-year-old goalkeeper, eight 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old.
On that occasion, they found themselves 2-0 down to an experienced Walshaw side but they came back to win 6-4.
And there was no goal glut – all 17 goals came at fairly regular intervals.
Paul added: “I think it was seven or eight at half-time, so it was a fairly even distribution of goals but when it became known we were on for a record, it was good to rattle in a few more in the last 10 minutes.
“And we needed to make our goal difference a little better. We needed a big win.
“But I felt a bit sorry for the Old Alts players and staff. It can’t be nice getting beaten 17-0. I’ve certainly never been involved in a 17-0 before.”
Royton Town’s reserves’ record will put first team bosses on alert about bringing players into their set up.
Already Jack Howard, who has been at the club since the age of eight, has graduated while a number of other players have featured.
And fortunes in the Manchester League Premier Division have seen them start 2020 with a much needed win over Stockport Georgians.
After 30 minutes, they were losing 3-0 and trailed 4-2 at half time but three goals in the closing stages turned the game around and Royton notched a 5-4 victory.
They are now five points off the bottom of the table before facing league leaders Dukinfield Town on Saturday, January 25 before starting February with a double header against Pennington.
Paul’s junior side is also well on the road to glory as the U13s saw off Longridge Town Juniors in the third round of the Lancashire FA’s Kingsley Finance County Youth Cup just a day after the 17-0 success.
Now they face New Longton Rovers at home on Sunday, January 26 and if they win that, they will head to Blackburn to face Wilpshire Wanderers in the quarter-finals on Sunday, February 2.
“They’re a really promising group,” Paul said. “We’ve played three rounds in the County Cup so far and won 9-1, 11-2 and 8-0.”
We at Royton Town AFC will be holding a race event in the aid to raise funds for one of our very own. Stewart suffered a serious injury on Saturday playing in goals for our reserve team. He started at the club last season as a centre half but with the club having problems in this position he stepped up at the beginning of the season and played in goals for the reserves. To our surprise he has done a fantastic job. Hes a great lad and very much appreciated by all at Royton Town AFC and we are holding this event for him at Pinchitos Wine Bar on Sunday 03/11/19. We are selling tickets for this event at £2.00 and we are also going to be holding a raffle and an auction. So if anyone can donate prizes it will be gladly accepted on our behalf. Its all about making money for Stewart who is going to be off work for at least 4 months so lets all try and make as much as possible for him. Please any donations will be welcome. Contact numbers will appear below for anything you can offer. Thanks from everyone at Royton Town AFC..
Royton Town AFC would like to present the award winning band The Adrenalin Brothers. They are an explosive three piece with the sound and feel of a band born out of the ashes of 2 of the biggest bands around the Mens Clubs and the Gutter band Adrenaline Brothers aim to please and provide the best party around with the larger than life front man Aithon Cooper you are guaranteed the best night possible……
Royton Town AFC are holding this event to raise money for the 1st & 2nd teams to keep the club running. The event will be held at Royton Cricket Club on the 12th October and we would gladly appreciate every ones support . If you would like to buy tickets please contact Gary Leeming on the number below. The doors open at 19.00pm and we need all the support from every one in the community. Hopefully it will be the first of many events to be held by the club. We need your support to keep this fantastic club running.
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We have gained two new shirt sponsors over the summer months. The 1st team have been kindly sponsored by a company called Cryohealth who mainly work in sports therapy. Many thanks to Debbi Glover for her kind donation and for sponsoring the 1st teams new kits ..
More details can be found on the website www.cryohealth.co.uk
Also a massive thank you to Paul Evans our very own Royton vet.
He has kindly sponsored the reserve team with his company logo Northern Nutrition a brand that keeps your pets healthy.