Rocester Football Club - Members of the Staffs County Senior League & Affiliated to the Staffordshire FA

 



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 LATEST NEWS



**Monday 20th November 2023**

****MATCH CANCELLED****

Unfortunately, owing to circumstances beyond our control, tomorrow's 'friendly fund raiser' versus Uttoxeter Town FC has now had to be cancelled...

Please spread the word...

So it's back to 'league action' here at Hillsfield next Saturday (25/11/23), when we welcome Redgate Clayton FC for our second 'Catering Butchers Derby' in what I'm sure will be an extremely tough test for the Romans - bearing in mind that Redgate have won every single game that they've played - including cup matches - so far this season...

If ever Rocester needed the support of the crowd, this is the time...

So if you're at a loose end on Saturday afternoon, make sure that you're in good voice and come on down to Hillsfield, and get behind the lads...

PLEASE NOTE...

THIS IS A 2:30pm KICK-OFF...

Come On You Romans!!!!




**Wednesday 15th November 2023**


Many thanks to FC Premier 2008 from the West Midlands Regional League who very kindly agreed to play us here at Hillsfield tonight in a friendly...

We are extremely grateful as this game provided the Romans with some much needed match time - especially for the many players returning from injury - and also following the postponement of the previous two matches...

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish FC Premier all the very best for the remainder of this season's campaign...

Once again, many thanks!




***Monday 23rd October 2023***

****A VERY BIG "THANK YOU"****

A very big "thank you" for all the offers of help and support which we are continuing to receive...

The latest news is that Uttoxeter Town FC have very kindly invited us to play them in a friendly at Oldfields next Tuesday (31st October), kicking off at 7:45pm with proceeds going towards our emergency fund...

The club would also like to say a special thanks to our long-serving (or is that long-suffering?) sponsors,
Hill & Webster , for their very generous 500 donation...

In addition, many thanks are due to the Staffs Senior County League for rescheduling fixtures in order to provide us with the time it will take to implement repairs to the ground...

Also, BBC Radio Stoke have 'picked up' on our situation on social media and will be broadcasting an interview with our chairman (Dave Jackson) at 7:50 tomorrow morning...

We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity shown to us and hopefully, with all this help, and with a 'following wind', the football ground will soon be 'good to go'...

Once again, we would like to say a very big "thank you" to everyone who has helped us in our time of need!





**Saturday 21st October 2023**

******THE AFTERMATH******

Following the flood we were faced with a devastating scene...

What with the clubhouse, kitchen and changing rooms being flooded with a thick layer of mud and then the sight of the fencing at both ends of the ground...

It was enough to make you want to weep!!!

However, many thanks are due to the dedicated volunteers who turned up this morning and did a sterling job in and around the clubhouse and changing rooms...

Also many thanks are due to Ashbourne FC and Redgate Clayton FC who upon hearing about our plight, immediately offered to come and help with the clean up...



Obviously, we need time to let the flood water recede before we can start work replacing the fencing and with that in mind, our commercial manager - Joel Hollingsworth - has started a 'Go Fund Me' page in order to raise some of the much-needed cash required...

We know only too well that financially, times are not good for many, but if you can look down the back of the settee (or the armchair - for that matter), we really would appreciate your help. And as a well-known supermarket chain keeps telling us - 'every little helps'...

If you would like to help, you can go direct to the 'Go Fund Me' webpage by clicking here.

Failing that, you can go to the Rocester Football Club 'Facebook' page by clicking on the link elsewhere on this page, and checking out the posts for more information, photos and videos...

Once again, your help will be greatly appreciated...








Many thanks are due to our kit sponsors...

"ABODE Sales & Lettings"





 Also, many thanks are due to our ground sponsor...

"The Catering Butcher"






Next Match...

 Ashbourne FC v Rocester FC

The 'Derby'



Previous Match...

Rocester FC 0-2 Redgate Clayton FC

A decent performance from the Romans and many positives to take away from a match which saw lots of action including yet another penalty save from Lewis Jackson and a blistering long-range shot from Mo Al-Amin at the other end - which Redgate's 'keeper did well to tip over the bar...

At times, Redgate appeared to be more than a little 'rattled' when they didn't have it all their own way as the Romans insisted on playing good, entertaining football and you certainly wouldn't have known that the two teams are currently at opposite ends of the table...

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 Friday night (1/12/23),sees us back in action as we take on Ashbourne FC 'away' at Hillsfield - this is after all, Ashbourne's 'Home' fixture...

As ever, hot & cold drinks and food will be available and as usual, the bar will be open...

So if you want to see another entertaining and 'hard-fought' match, played in front of a decent crowd, come on down to Hillsfield and get behind the lads...


KICK-OFF AT 7:30pm...

C'mon You Mighty Romans!!!

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The Help Continues To Pour In...

We continue to be overwhelmed by everybody's concern and generosity...

We would like to say a massive thank you to Duncan Heath and all at Euro Carpets & Furniture, Victoria Road, Fenton for very kindly replacing the carpet for us for free! A very generous gesture for which we are all very grateful!

Many thanks to everyone at Redgate Clayton FC for their generous donation of 250 towards our emergency fund!

Many thanks also to Bev Degg and everyone at Uttoxeter & District Sunday League for their generous donation of 250 towards our fund!

Our sincere thanks also to A J Philpott & Sons Ltd. for their fantastic help and generosity!

They have installed a new step in the bar doorway and also a new fire door at the side of the bar!

Our bar sustained major water damage in the last storm and we dont know what wed do without them!

Wed also like to say a massive thank you to Tean Rangers FC for donating the players' subscriptions from their last game towards our appeal!

We really appreciate these and all the other donations which the club has received so far!

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Main Entrance At 7pm On Friday 20th October...


 




 

HILLSFIELD DIARY


Forthcoming Events...




Next Committee Meeting

The next Rocester FC Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th January starting at 7:00pm.



Fixtures.....



Please note that Rocester results are in red text...

Ashbourne 'home' fixtures are in blue text...




Wednesday 15th November
Rocester FC v FC Premier(H)
Friendly
Free Entry
Result: RFC 4-0 FCP


Saturday 18th November
Audley ADFC v Rocester FC (A)
SCSL-PD
MATCH POSTPONED

Tuesday 21st November
Uttoxeter Town FC v Rocester FC (A)
Friendly - Supporters Cup
MATCH CANCELLED

Saturday 25th November
Rocester FC v Redgate Clayton FC (H)
SCSL-PD
Result: RFC 0-2 RCFC


Friday 1st December
Ashbourne FC v Rocester FC (H)
SCSL-PD
Kick-off 7:30pm


Saturday 9th December
FC 41 v Rocester FC (A)
SCSL-PD
Kick-off 2:00pm


Saturday 9th December
Ashbourne FC v Wolstanton United FC (H)
League Challenge Cup
Kick-off 2:00pm


Saturday 16th December
Madeley WS FC v Rocester FC (A)
SCSL-PD
Kick-off 2:00pm


Saturday 16th December
Ashbourne FC v Ball Haye Green FC (H)
SCSL-PD
Kick-off 2:00pm

 


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