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The 19/20 is OVER but the future is bright

Unfortunately, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019/2020 season was cancelled in March and since then we've all been eagerly awaiting for updates from the Government and FA on when we could start looking forward to the start of the 2020/2021 season.

It is fair to say that we the 19/20 season was not our strongest, by any stretch. The season, plagued with waterlogged and frozen pitches, started on the 9th September with a strong result as we beat Maverick FC Firsts 3-0 with goals from Steven Schofield and Cody Harrison - we embodied Liverpool supports across the country as murmurs in the dressing room could be heard "this is our year". Unfortunately, it didn't take long for the weather to play it's part however, with our second game against Ash Community Sunday postponed and our subsequent game against AFC Aldershot finishing with a goalless draw.

After a positive and soggy start, things didn't go to plan over the remaining three games, with two being postponed, throwing a half time lead away at Pirbright Rovers (losing 5 - 3), losing to Alton Cons 1 - 0 and 2 - 0 during a double-header that, unbeknown to us at the time, was our final game.

Despite the unprecedented situation bringing a close the season, it hasn't prevent things ticking away in the background. Following it's conclusion, the long-standing Howland brothers, James and Simon, who had been managing the team since its establishment in 2016, decided to step down. Not wanting to see the club fold, four members, Tom, Luke, Chris and Dan decided to 'take the wheel' - hoping to embody Solskjær's post-lockdown form (not pre-lockdown...). The club are grateful for James and Simon's efforts over the previous years and we're sorry to see them step-down but look forward to

them continuing to be members of the club and providing assistance through this new venture.

Following this decision, the committee have been driving forward to get ready for 20/21 season, aiming for a start date of 6th September. Pre-season (socially distanced) training has started again and we're starting to dream again of crossing that poorly painted, wonky sideline on a cold, wet Sunday morning.

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