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Didcot Town announce new manager Jamie Heapy

Posted in Didcot Town FC, Football, News, non league footnball with tags , , , , , on May 12, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Didcot Town have announced their new manager, former player Jamie Heapy. Paul Bedwell joins as his assistant manager, another former Didcot Town player. You can read more here

Andy Ballard to step down as Didcot Town manager

Posted in Didcot, Didcot Town FC, Football, News, non league footnball with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Manager Andy Ballard will leave Didcot Town at the end of this season to become the assistant manager at Oxford City, a club he has made over 300 appearances for in his playing career.

A passionate player manager when on the pitch he has brought some talented players to the club. Good luck in the future and now the hunt is on for a new manager at Didcot Town. Hopefully neither Mark Hughes or Gary Rowett will be approached 😉

You can read more here on the official club website

Stoke get that winning feeling again as Didcot draw away

Posted in Championship, Didcot Town FC, Football, non league footnball, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on April 8, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke went back to winning ways away at Blackburn and scored a goal – a great strike by Peter Etebo! Bojan missed a penalty, so we’ve only put away three out of the last thirteen penalties. That makes it nine games undefeated now with Swansea away tomorrow evening. Both Tom Ince and Ryan Shawcross are likely to be missing due to injury.

Congratulations to Tyrese Campbell, currently on loan at Shrewsbury Town, who won the EFL’s Young Player of the Month award for February.

Didcot Town drew one all away at Kempston Rovers, which given the team changes (player manager Andy Ballard and Adam Leyroad were serving the first of their two match bans), was a decent away point and they still remain in the final play-off spot. Kidlington at home this weekend is a ‘must win’ to help secure a play-off place.

Didcot Town v Bromsgrove Sporting this Saturday 30 March 3PM KO

Posted in Didcot, Didcot Town FC, Football, News, non league footnball with tags , , , on March 29, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Tough home game against Bromsgrove Sporting, who currently lie in second spot, 20pts ahead of Didcot who are currently fourth in a play-off spot. Last week’s 5-1 drubbing away at Berkhampstead means Didcot need to bounce back. Bromsgrove have won their last eight games, with only one defeat in twelve games, a 3-2 defeat away at Dunstable Town.

One to watch is their striker Jason Cowley who scored last week against Corby Town and it even made the BBC.

Should be a bumper crowd as well with Bromsgrove Sporting averaging 938 for a home game. Come along and support non-league football 🙂

#uptheDiddy #DidcotTown #nonleague #football

Big weekend for Didcot Town

Posted in Didcot, Didcot Town FC, Football, non league footnball with tags , , , , , , on March 21, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Didcot Town face an away trip to Berkhampstead, who could still sneak into the play-offs, then a tough home fixture against current league leaders Bromsgrove Sporting (they have won seven on the trot to date) on Saturday March 30th.

It was a blustery day when Barcelos scored a deserved equaliser for Didcot against Peterborough Sports, who are currently second in the table (Didcot remain fourth and in a play-off spot). I have to say I enjoyed seeing that goal and felt the same football fan rush I get when see Stoke score (which is a rarity at the moment…).

I would urge you to get along to watch your local non-league team as you are right by the action and the standard of football is better than many think.

Onwards and updwards #uptheDiddy #ComeOnStoke

Didcot Town 2-0 Yaxley

Posted in Didcot Town FC, Football, football transfers, News, non league footnball with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

A good home win for Didcot which keeps them in the play-off positions – currently 4th with 46pts. Early goals in both halves – John Dennis after 4 minutes and an own goal in the 47th minute – sealed the win. Decent attendance at 167.

I would urge any football supporter to get along and watch your local non-league team as there is a good standard of football. I take my young son along when I can and he loves the closeness to the action & the friendly atmosphere. There is a lot of aerial action, but hey I am a lifelong Stoke supporter and have witnessed the classic Pulis years! Plus it is good value and you are helping keep grassroots football alive.

Didcot Town have signed striker Felipe Barcelos who rejoins the club from Stratford Town, having left Didcot in the summer for Moneyfields. Also joining is Pablo Haysham on loan until the end of the season. He previously played with Didcot in the 2017/18 season.

These new arrivals do mean that Brandon Taverner has returned to Oxford United.

Match of the Week – Bromsgrove Sporting v Didcot Town

Posted in Didcot, Didcot Town FC, Football, Match of the Week, non league footnball, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on November 30, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Last week’s match saw Fulham beat Southampton 3-2 as the Mark Hughes magic touch continues to work at Southampton 🙂

Stoke beat Derby County at home on Wednesday 2-1 despite Etebo being sent off in the first half. Goals from Clucus and Ince sealed the win for us. Reading away this Saturday afternoon, who despite their low placing in the table have only lost one of their last five home games.

Match of the week this week is Didcot Town who have now had four wins on the trot, including a late winner in a 4-3 win over Bedford Town on Tuesday night. That win move them up to fifth and into the play-off zone, when just over a fortnight again they were fourth from bottom, albeit with games in hand. Saturday sees the Diddy away at second placed Bromsgrove Sporting. They have yet to drop any points at home this season, so a very tough game for Didcot. They are a relatively new club having only formed in 2010, with an impressive average attendance of over750. Tough game for both teams and will go for 2-2.