Hayes & Yeading United

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October 2023

One more for the 100 Club

Omar Rowe today became the latest member of the Hayes & Yeading United 100 Club with his early appearance from the bench at Dorchester Town.

In his 2 spells with United Omar has started 85 games with another 15 from the bench and in that time has found the net on no fewer than 33 occasions from midfield which is an excellent return.

Congratulations Omar on reaching your century of appearances, may there be many more.

County Cup Draw

Hayes & Yeading United will start the defence of the trophy that we won comprehensively in April with a repeat of the semi-final where Brentford B will be our visitors for a second round tie.

The match date is yet to be confirmed but could potentially be on Tuesday 28th November.

Managerial Change

Hayes & Yeading United are delighted to confirm that former player Mark Molesley has been appointed First Team Manager with Ritchie Hanlon moving to work alongside him as Assistant Manager.

42 year old Molesley, began his playing career at Hayes, initially as part of the FEDO College scheme, eventually making 177 starting appearances plus 28 as a substitute, scoring 19 goals in his time at Church Road.

His playing career as a professional included spells at Cambridge City, Aldershot Town, Stevenage Borough, AFC Bournemouth, Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City.

His coaching career began at AFC Bournemouth with the youth set-up, before taking on the manager’s role at Weymouth and leading them to back to back promotions and into the National League.

A spell at Southend United in the Football League and then Aldershot Town were followed last term, back in the Southern Premier South with Gosport Borough.

On taking on the job Molesley said: "It’s an honour to take on this role at the club where it all began for me. I am looking forward to working hard with great people to continue to improve this club both on and off the field".

United are without a match this weekend giving Molesley time to assess and adjust his side before the visit of Merthyr Town in the Southern League on Saturday 21st October.

Squad Update

Manager Ritchie Hanlon has increased his defensive strength this week with the arrival of experienced central defender Marvel Ekpiteta from Isthmian Premier side Dulwich Hamlet.

On the negative side two players have opted to return to their former clubs with goalkeeper Simon Grant returning to Bracknell Town and top scorer Sam Ashton opting to return to Salisbury.

We welcome Marvel to the SKYex and at the same time thank both Simon and Sam for their efforts in the red of Hayes & Yeading United.

AFC Totton to be re-arranged

Following our opponents progress in the Emirates FA Cup yesterday, United's first ever visit to AFC Totton which was scheduled for Saturday 14th October will have to be moved.

Once a new date is known for this, and possibly a re-arranged fixture for 14th October I will advise accordingly.

Funding hope for Darty Brown

Hayes & Yeading United were saddened this week to hear of the plight of former Yeading FC treble winning Captain Darty Brown who has been diagnosed with a rare one in a million aggressive form of terminal cancer: Cardiac Sarcoma.

In his hour of need his sister has established a GoFundMe page to help fund medical bills for specialised treatments.

Please help in any way you can to support him and his family via this LINK.


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