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Ryman North Preview- Harlow Town

Ryman North Preview- Harlow Town

Aveley Football Club12 Jul 2015 - 13:38
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They've missed out by just a few points in the last few seasons. Is this Harlow's season to reach the Ryman Prem?

Manager- Danny Chapman
Key Player- Alex Read
Last Seasons Finish- 2nd (Ryman North)

Who are they?
Harlow Town Football Club are an English football club based in Harlow, Essex. The club are members of Division One North of the Isthmian League, and play at The Harlow Arena.

The club's date of formation is unknown, but the first match was played on 18 October 1879 against Saffron Walden. In 1896 the club joined Division One of the East Herts League, but left at the end of the 1896–97 season. In 1898 the club merged with Netteswell and Burnt Mill and were renamed Harlow and Burnt Mill F.C.and rejoined the East Herts League. The merger was reversed in 1902.

The club is best known for its exploits in the 1979–80 FA Cup, in which it reached the fourth round, eliminating two Football League sides Southend United and Leicester City before losing to Watford at Vicarage Road.

Stadium Investments...
In the summer of 2013, following investment from the owners, a brand new 3G playing surface was laid to allow regular use of the pitch by the local community without impacting the turf. This coincided with the re-branding of the ground to The Harlow Arena, as a primary venue for Harlow and its residents.

Key Players?
Harlow Town have many good players throughout the team, but with both centre halves now gone to clubs like Wealdstone and Billericay calling, it has left Harlow down to only a few others that make the real difference.

David Cowley the club captain is always a massive influence from midfield in the matches he plays.

Alex Read needs no introduction with his goal scoring exploits in the Ryman North, he is always a threat and is more or less a guarantee to get on the score sheet in every game he plays.

Get up to much last season?
Harlow Town have tried to get out of this division heavily since the introduction of the 3G pitch and came so close last season, only two points behind that of Needham Market. Harlow went into the play offs knowing they would be up against Thurrock. After an enthralling 120 minutes the Hawks were valiant loses, losing by 4 goals to 3.

Transfers in-
Alex Read (Signed On)
Layne Eadie (Signed On)
David Cowley (Signed On)
Fabion Simms (Signed On)
Craig Pope (Signed On)
Marc Gorbell (Signed On)
Ryan Melaugh (Billericay Town)
Leon Antoine (Signed On)
Sam Holloway (Signed On)

Transfers Out-
Joshua Urquhart (Wealdstone)
Billy Jones (Cheshunt)
Andy Walker (Thamesmead Town)
Darren Blewitt
Danny Brown (Retired)
Shane Stamp (Billericay Town)
Ben Glasgow (Thurrock FC)
Jamie Guy

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