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Feeding Time at the Hill

Ryan and Kelly have started a new initiative at the Clubroom with a free portion of food for players and staff of Beacon Hill and their visiting teams. The Vets kicked off the party with a chilli to celebrate their win over Leigh Town; our visitors regarding the food as some compensation for a 5-0 beating. Pictured are Rovers 11s and 13s plus guests on Sunday enjoying their sausage and chips. The 13s had put up a fine performance against a strong Witham own outfit before succumbing 2-6 whilst the 11s beat Blackmore 6-1.

On Saturday the 7s had travelled to Blackmore for a Festival and had three brilliant games: a 1-1 draw with the hosts, 1-0 win against Springfield and a last minute concession to lose 2-3 to Buckhurst Hill. In the afternoon Rovers’ Reserves were also on the road, the journey producing a 10-0 County Trophy victory at Southminster. Sunday away fixtures were a mixed bag of results for Hill. The Women’s Team played well at Rayleigh Town but went down 0-2 and the 10s lost to a very strong Bishops Stortford team. The 9s drew 3-3 with Braintree Town and the 8s beat Writtle 8-2.

Our thoughts go out to the Rogers’ family today as this afternoon is the funeral of Colin Rogers at Wickham Bishops Church at 3pm with the wake being held afterwards at our Clubroom. Colin played for the Club for a decade into the 80s and was an absolute top class performer and his grandson, Mikey, has played for Hill’s u15s since its inception. Colin was just as comfortable in midfield or up front and he was the Clubs’ top scorer for a number of seasons and always favoured the spectacular strike. He once scored four goals in the last 20 minutes of a game at Estric for Rovers to win 6-4! Colin was just as popular off the pitch as on it, at the time Beacon used the Chequers where Colin’s humour and generosity of spirit was always top of the agenda. His sons’ viewing of the A Team on the telly in the corner of the bar always allowing an extra pint and chat about Colin’s scoring exploits. Never boring to play with or socialise with, today will be about good memories rather than goodbyes.


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