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Snipes Land Quality Duo

17th May, 2007

Sutton Town's determined quest for promotion in 2008 got under way this week with the capture of two quality signings.

Player-manager Jason Blunt has recruited former Chesterfield, Oldham Athletic and Notts County striker David Reeves, who ended last season as player/assistant manager at Conference North neighbours Alfreton Town.

And also joining the Snipes is 28-year-old midfielder Sam McMahon who has Premiership experience with Leicester City as well as England Non-League honours while with Stevenage Borough, Burton Albion and Hinckley United. He was captain at British Gas Southern League premier side King's Lynn last season.

Blunt said: "We hope that between them they will get the goals to earn us promotion to the UniBond League.

"Last season we had a mainly inexperienced side but next year we won't be lacking in that commodity.

"These signings show our ambition and potential, and will confirm to our supporters our aim to play the right type of football as we make a push for promotion."

(Story Source: Mansfield Chad)

Wilson 'Shocked' At Sacking

21st February, 2007

Lee Wilson has said that he is "shocked and very disappointed" that he and his management team were yesterday sacked by Sutton Town.

Speaking in today's Mansfield Chad, he said: "I've been working at the club this season under very difficult circumstances, and there are a number of issues that I am not prepared to reveal.

"It has been a very difficult time, but I'm especially surprised as we have been undefeated this year.

"But life goes on, you have these setbacks and you move on from them.

"I'm not looking to get back into management again yet but would like to go and play for someone.

"It's what happens in football. I bear Sutton Town no ill will - I'm not that kind of person - and would like to wish them well for the future."

His departure came after the Snipes were docked three points and fined ?100 for fielding an ineligible player in their 1-0 win over Retford United in August.

(Story Source: Mansfield Chad)

Snipes Release Wilson

20th February, 2007

NCEL Premier Division side Sutton Town have today released Lee Wilson and his management team from their duties at the club.

They told the NCEL website that it was a move done "regretfully".

In a statement, they said: "This is as a result of issues coming to light after the recent hearing concerning Sutton Town playing an ineligible player against Retford United and subsequently suffering a fine and points deduction.

"Whilst the club appreciate that Lee and his team have given 110% effort into Sutton Town it was felt that the time was right for a change of direction.

"This season was a new venture for all concerned at the club and it is accepted that mistakes have been made in all areas but it is hoped that we can all learn and move on without any animosity."

Jason Blunt has taken over first team duties.

(Story Source: Sutton Town)

Points Deduction For Snipes

20th February, 2007

It has been confirmed that NCEL Premier Division side Sutton Town have had three points docked for fielding an ineligible player.

Richard Smith played in the Snipes' 1-0 home win over Retford United in August when he should not have done.

The club have also been fined ?100.

Snipes Swoop For Goalie

19th October, 2006

Sutton Town manager Lee Wilson strengthened his squad further today with the capture of goalkeeper Leigh Walker.

Walker, 25, has played in the top level of the Non-League game having previously starred in the Conference with Scarborough.

He had recently been playing UniBond League football at Grantham Town.

Commenting on the signing, Wilson said: "With Leigh Walker we have signed a top class goalkeeper with Conference experience."

Meanwhile, an earlier report that the Snipes had also signed striker Aaron Brady was incorrect, say the club.

They say that Long Eaton United still hold the NCEL registration for the frontman.

(Story Source: Sutton Town)

Snipes Set To Strengthen Squad?

19th September, 2006

Former Kidderminster Harriers striker Scott Rickards has been in discussions with Sutton Town about a possible move to the Fieldings.

The 24-year-old, who has also previously been with Tamworth, Redditch United and Nuneaton Borough, is now a free agent.

He trained with the Snipes in midweek, fuelling speculation about a possible signing.

(Story Source: Sutton Town)

Snipes Delay Over Bignall Ends

6th September, 2006

Sutton Town finally completed the signing of Phil Bignall on a two-year deal last night.

The deal with the striker had been held up because he was still registered as NCEL player with Carlton Town.

Also signing for the Snipes is Tamworth keeper Matt Gent on a non-contract basis.

(Story Source: Sutton Town)

More On Snipes Signings

2nd September, 2006

It has been revealed that Sutton Town paid out ?5,000 to secure the services of Matt Fisher.

The Fieldings club beat off opposition from Worksop Town, Ilkeston Town and Eastwood Town for the midfielder who joined from Alfreton Town in midweek.

They have also signed Eastwood Town striker Phil Bignall, who is well known from his time at Hucknall Town and Carlton Town.

"These are fantastic signings," said Sutton manager Lee Wilson.

"Matt Fisher is a local lad and lives just two minutes from the ground. He is a massive signing for both Sutton Town and the community.

"He had offers from elsewhere, but he saw our ambition and what we hope to achieve and decided to join us.

"Phil Bignall is big, powerful six foot plus player and he will score goals for us.

"We are building not just for this season, but for the future. These two players are very much part of our plans."

Sutton Director of football Mel Spencer insisted that the signings signalled the club's promotion aspirations.

"This type of investment demands promotion," he said.

"We are trying to get the best players available within our budget, but they must have the desire to play for Sutton Town Football club."

(Story Source: Sutton Town)

Another Major Signing For Snipes

1st September, 2006

Ambitious Sutton Town have now snapped up former Kettering Town and Stevenage Borough hard-man Matt Fisher.

It comes a week after the Snipes signed experienced former Leeds, Halifax Town and Tamworth midfielder Jason Blunt from Nationwide North side Scarborough.

A quality left-sided midfield player who can also play in a central role, Fisher was in his fourth season with Nationwide North outfit Alfreton Town after joining from Tamworth in November 2003.

He represented the Marines and Royal Navy before moving into the non-League scene with Gedling Town, Ashfield United - the forerunners of the current Sutton club - and Kettering.

He left the Poppies, where he had been player of the year, to join Stevenage in the summer of 2001, moving to Tamworth in February 2003.

The two new signings show that Sutton are determined to make a move up the non-League Pyramid.

Also in their squad are goalkeeper Gavin Saxby, defender Dean Short, midfielder Gary Castledine, David Robinson and Lee Soar who have all played at a much higher level.

(Story Source: Non-League Daily)

Blunt In Shock Move To Sutton

28th August, 2006

Sutton Town have pulled off one of the major signings of the season, by capturing Jason Blunt from Nationwide North side Scarborough.

The move sees Blunt reunited with Sutton boss Lee Wilson who was assistant manager during his Tamworth days.

The 29-year-old brings a host of experience to the Northern Counties East side.

Blunt played in the Premiership with Leeds and Italian Serie D football with Grottaglie before spells with Doncaster, Halifax, Tamworth and Scarborough.

The South Yorkshire-based player, a PE teacher at Wakefield Independent School, insisted that work commitments and a heavy training schedule at Scarborough had led to his stepping down the Non-League Pyramid.

"I've always insisted on high standards for myself and training four nights a week had become too big a commitment," he said.

"Along with my work as a teacher, it had become too much pressure.

"It will be the lowest standard I've played at, but I want to do my best for Lee Wilson and Sutton Town, but it will be without the pressure."

Blunt is the latest former Football League player to move to the Notts based club, joining former Mansfield midfielder Gary Castledine and ex-Hull star Simon Dakin.

(Story Source: The Non-League Paper)

Snipes The Place To Be, Says Wilson

19th July, 2006

Sutton Town's new manager Lee Wilson has urged the area's leading local players not to be afraid to join the Snipes.

Wilson took over during the close season when the Northern Counties East League Premier Divison club was turned on its head by a change of ownership.

But he believes the effects of what had gone before may be putting prospective players off from joining.

Wilson said that some potential new arrivals were nervous after the club almost collapsed last season with some players remaining unpaid.

But he insisted: "The club is now financially better off than it has ever been.

"This club is now properly run by the new consortium, both on and off the pitch.

"The club is in good hands and going in the right direction, and the members of the consortium have put in the resources necessary.

"This is a club that players should now want to join."

(Story Source: Mansfield Chad)

Lormor Returns To The Fieldings

9th July, 2006

Former Newcastle, Chesterfield, Mansfield and Hartlepool striker Tony Lormor has rejoined Premier Division side Sutton Town in a coaching capacity.

The Non-League Paper says the 35-year-old former player at Sutton has returned three years after helping them gain promotion to the Northern Counties East Football League.

(Story Source: The Non-League Paper)


NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P 1 Retford United 38 82 55
P 2 Sheffield 38 77 32
P 3 Carlton Town 38 73 42
P 4 Garforth Town 38 70 39
5 Selby Town 38 69 26
6 Glapwell 38 66 23
7 Mickleover Spts 38 63 8
8 Sutton Town (-3) 38 56 18
9 Pickering Town 38 56 7
10 Maltby Main 38 52 -2
11 Long Eaton United 38 51 -3
12 Liversedge 38 49 -2
13 Armthorpe Welfare 38 48 -1
14 Hallam 38 48 -6
15 Arnold Town 38 45 -11
16 Glasshoughton Welf 38 43 -8
17 Eccleshill United 38 39 -42
18 Thackley (-1) 38 31 -37
19 Shirebrook Town 38 30 -35
20 Brodsworth Welf (-1) 38 10 -103
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P 1 Parkgate 32 82 82
P 2 Winterton Rangers 32 71 52
P 3 Sth Normanton 32 65 42
P 4 Nostell MW (-3) 32 57 25
P 5 Lincoln Moorlands 32 56 21
6 Staveley MW 32 51 7
7 Tadcaster Albion 32 49 6
8 Worsbrough Bridge 32 48 11
9 Dinnington Town 32 43 6
10 Hall Road Rangers 32 43 -3
11 Borrowash Victoria 32 37 -14
12 Pontefract Collieries 32 37 -26
13 AFC Emley 32 34 -22
14 Gedling Town 32 31 -18
15 Teversal 32 31 -34
16 Yorkshire Amateur 32 22 -73
17 Rossington Main 32 16 -62

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