Tag Archives: Kevin Rayner

Club kept in the dark over light bulbs at council-owned Arena

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Croydon FC fear dire consequences over the poor lighting at their council-owned ground, while Athletic try to get over a crucial game where six players were sent off. ANDREW SINCLAIR reports Croydon FC’s brightish start to the season … Continue reading

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Angry Giles blows the whistle over dodgy penalty decision

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: As groundsharers Croydon Athletic and Balham get off to a slow start in their new league, ANDREW SINCLAIR reports on how their neighbours at the Arena are mounting a promotion challenge Croydon boss Liam Giles was left fuming … Continue reading

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Football’s coming home for Croydon’s non-league sides

Local non-league sides kick-off the new season on Saturday with a home-coming and hopes that, at the very least, they will be able to complete their fixtures this time round, as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports Having been left to count the … Continue reading

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Mayfield Stadium takes special measures for return of fans

NON-LEAGUE NEWS by ANDREW SINCLAIR Football fans can return to stadiums to watch their favourite non-league sides, it was announced last week. If only Croydon FC had a stadium that was open and operating where they might be able to … Continue reading

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Rams’ boss Rayner ready with a few surprises for new season

A seat in the boardroom and a new assistant means that the Croydon Athletic manager is working with more than the challenges presented by covid-19 ahead of the new season. Exclusive interview by ANDREW SINCLAIR Croydon Athletic are less than … Continue reading

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Trams get their season on track with first league victory

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: You win one, you lose some. Well, that’s the way it’s been this week for Croydon, who on Saturday finally ended one of the worst starts to the season by any side in English football, having lost their … Continue reading

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Trams go into Trophy game with several scores to settle

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Crisis club Croydon FC suffered its second 5-0 drubbing in succession on Tuesday. The prospect of a trip to Tolworth to take on Corinthian Casuals, a side from the Isthmian League who had already given their strikers shooting … Continue reading

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Crisis at the Arena as the Trams suffer 10th league defeat

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Chris Brown, Croydon FC’s caretaker manager, could only offer apologies after his side lost 5-0 to Fisher at Croydon Arena last night. The Trams remain anchored, without a point, rock bottom of the Southern Counties East Football League … Continue reading

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Whyteleafe head to appeal with FA Cup future at stake

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: It has been a week of turmoil off the pitch, with Whyteleafe being kicked out of the FA Cup for fielding a banned player – a matter which has been subject to an appeal hearing on Friday morning … Continue reading

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Whyteleafe in disciplinary shock as FA postpones cup tie

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Whyteleafe’s history-making game in the FA Cup second qualifying round, due to be played at St Albans City tomorrow, was sensationally postponed this afternoon, as the Football Association stepped in over a questionable player registration. The postponement marks … Continue reading

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Rock-bottom Croydon ready for the rough stuff with Bearsted

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Croydon Athletic’s FA Cup adventure is over for another year, while Whyteleafe came through a tough replay and are flying in their Isthmian league. But its tough times for Croydon FC. Here’s this week’s round-up of news from … Continue reading

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Leafe flying high as Athletic make history in the FA Cup

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Two of Croydon’s clubs are in FA Cup action tomorrow, while the other will be seeking an elusive first league win of the season. Here’s this week’s round-up of news from the managers of the area’s three biggest … Continue reading

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Athletic face FA Cup replay test as they hold league position

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Mixed fortunes for our local non-league sides over the past week, with busy fixture lists in the coming seven days too. Here, in the latest of our new exclusive feature, the managers of the area’s three biggest non-league … Continue reading

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Classico win sets up Athletic for latest FA Cup challenge

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Athletic won last night’s Croydon Classico at the Arena, beating Croydon FC 4-1 after having gone behind after 15 minutes to Royce Greenidge’s effort. Goals from Liam Harwood, Nahum Green, Emmanuel Oloyede and Junior Kaffo secured Athletic’s third … Continue reading

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