Official Matchday Programme

v.s. Clapton Community F.C.

Saturday 27th April 2024

Message from the Chair...

Good afternoon and welcome to Wormley sports club for this Division One South semi final play off tie.
We especially welcome the players officials and supporters of Clapton Community F.C and as we know they will bring an amazing atmosphere for this hugely important fixture. Clapton CFC finished the season in the last play off place after a fantastic start to life at level 6 football. They proved a hard side to beat in the league but the large number of draws were the reason for not finishing a little higher. Indeed both our fixtures this season ended in draws. The season started at Wormley back in August for both sides the game ending in a 0-0 draw. At that time we were a little weaker than we are now due to some managerial upheavals which fortunately resolved themselves after half a dozen games and we went on a much improved run and by the second meeting in December we were more settled. That game ended in another draw 2-2 this time but we felt we deserved more from that fixture. So prospects are for a very tight game today Good luck to both sides. We also welcome Peter Hutchins Thurlow Nunn League chairman to present us with the league performance award for February and March where we went on the incredible winning streak that almost took us to the league title.
Last Saturday saw us confirm the runner up spot beating Burnham Ramblers 2-1 here at the lane. On a bright and sunny but windy afternoon we dominated the first half but found the visitors keeper in superb form. And it resulted in both our goals coming from corners headed home by centre halfes Louise Offer and Craig Tolley. The second half started in a similar way but it was Burnham who scored the next goal as a long ball over the top allowed a forward to outpace skipper Louis Offer and lob the advancing keeper. Burnham grew into the game and desperate for points in their fight for survival created several more chances that forced Ryan Hammond into some smart saves earning him our Man of the Match award. Good luck to Burnham in their fight for survival with their last game being today at home, a club with some good history at higher levels.
Finally we wish the match officials for today a good game and an enjoyable stay.

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Match Reports:


Wormley Rovers 3-1 Clapton


Our last home game saw us take all the points against relegation threatened Clapton. They did however perform much better than their lowly position suggested.

Wormley had most of the play in the first half and found themselves 2-0 up by half time courtesy of a George Beattie penalty and a far post finish from Mason Oakley. The second half was a far more even affair and we were thankful of a third goal through Cav Clarke before the visitors pulled a goal back with 15 minutes left. A long shot from the edge of the box uncharacteristically slipped from Ryan Hammonds grasp to give the visitors a little hope. We held on however to take the points. After the game Ryan Hammond was awarded player of the month for September and Luke Marshall man of the match for an exemplary performance at right back.


Fa Vase

White Ensign 1-0 Wormley Rovers

Last Saturday saw us disappointingly exit the Vase in the first round proper at Southend based White Ensign. Ensign were league rivals for a couple of seasons before they gained promotion to the Essex Senior League three seasons ago.

Despite their higher status it was the Wormley team that played all the football in the game but fell 1-0 behind just after half time and despite all their efforts could not find the equaliser. We came close in the last ten minutes but George Beattie lifted his chance over the bar whilst through one on one with the keeper and Mason Oakleys late chance was deflected wide only for a goal kick to be given. The lack of an out and out centre forward on the day probably cost us the chance to progress in a game we probably should have won.

This leaves us with only one cup competition left to compete in when we take on Royston u23s away on the 7th November in the Herts Senior Centenary Trophy.

Good luck today COYW.



Based in Forest Gate in Newham, East London, Clapton Community FC was founded in 2018 with a fan-owned, democratic model. All of the club’s 1500+ members are able to vote on important issues and get involved in the running of the club by joining committees - such as Community and Outreach, Comms, or Grounds.


Clapton Community FC play home games at the Old Spotted Dog Ground, London’s oldest senior football ground. In Autumn 2019 they were handed the lease and a few months later, the club bought the freehold. After years of work by passionate and determined volunteers, the dilapidated ground has been repaired and refurbished. Both the men’s and women’s first teams now are based in the ground permanently.


The women’s first team play in the sixth tier, the London & South East Regional Women’s League Division 1 North. The club also has men’s and women’s development teams, beginners, 5s, inclusive youth teams, open training sessions for women and young people, and even a cricket team.


The men’s first team won promotion to the Middlesex Counties Football League Premier from Division One (Central & East) in 2018/19, their first season. Attendances were unprecedented for the league, averaging over 400 and peaking when 1,266 fans watched the 3-0 win over FC Roast to clinch the title. In that season the team also won the club’s first ever cup trophy: the Jim Rogers Cup - defeating Hilltop on penalties.


In 2021/22 the team finished third in the MCFL Premier league, but again won silverware in the Alec Smith Cup - again dramatically, on penalties after dragging the game back to 2-2 from 2-0 down. 


Meanwhile that season the women's first team made history by being the first seventh tier team to reach the third round of the Women's FA Cup. They set another record, becoming the first ever to beat a team from four divisions higher. The run saw wins against higher division Haringey Borough, Biggleswade United, Bedford Town and Hounslow, finally ending away at Plymouth Argyle.


The men’s first team won promotion from the MCFL Premier League to the Thurlow Nunn Division One South in 2022/23, winning the title by eight points. The promotion was achieved on the pitch in front of 902 fans against Kensington Dragons, and confirmed a month later when the ground passed its ground grading.


As the name Clapton Community suggests, having a positive impact on the local community beyond football is key to the club’s activities. The club’s charity partner is the Magpie Project, supporting mums and young children in Newham. Fans collect for foodbanks and have donated thousands to good causes.


The club gained a lot of media attention in the UK and beyond due to the success of their purple, red and yellow away kit, a homage to the International Brigades who volunteered to fight for democracy in the Spanish Civil War. This went viral and over 20,000 shirts have been sold. A new home kit for the 2022/23 season was chosen by a member poll from a selection of kits that club members designed and submitted. 


In 2021 Clapton Community FC won the Football Supporters Association Lockdown Heroes Award in recognition of the Hardship Fund, Clapton Against Coronavirus. Members paid in what they could afford, and those in need were able to take out small amounts to help cover key expenses. Since March 2020 over £15,000 has been donated and distributed. In 2023 the club won the Non-League Paper’s Community Club of the Year award.


Matchday Squads

Wormley Rovers

(Red Shirts | Black Shorts | Black Socks)


Ryan Taylor-Hammond

Jonha Evans

Ryan Stevenson

Luke Marshall

Tyler Springer

Craig Tolley

Dylan Bonfield

Dillon Lee

Charncey Dash

Elliott Champness

Louie Offer

Mason Oakley

Micheal Mignot

Serge Erkarslan

Archie Hammond

Bradley Empson

Alex Michealides

Jack Clemence

Reece Monsanya

Danny Haigh

Charlie Hill

James Eales

Kaidyn Michael 

Connor Scully
























Manager: Ryan Wade

Assisant Manager: Tony Faulkner

Coaches: Adam Hart | Nick Mountford

Physio: Joe Burling

Clapton Community

(Red/Yellow/Purple Shirts | Purple Shorts | Purple Socks )


Daniel Anfossy

Toby Emerson

Jack Francis

Ataaib Khan

Robin Philpott

Adil Ali

Alex Akanbi

Dean Bouho

Junia Charlton

Samuel Cook

Charlie Fagan

Joshua George

Alasdair Gurney

Sebastian Hartwell

Stefan Kilron

Samuel Marchi

Carl Paul

Bailey Pryce

Adam Sidky

Gus Steele

Gabriel Akuwudike

Cemal Agdelen

Julian Austin

James Briggs

Sham Darr

Fionn Glancy

James Goldring

Callum Hosier

Geoff Ocran

Paul Oshin

James Pavely

Jeffrey Twumasi

Noah Adejokun

Joel Akuwudike

Terry Amoafo

Patrick Baird

Cameron Gordon

Taylan Gul

Muhammad Mikaeel

Felix Murray

Lewis Owiredu

Sherwin Stanley

Fred Taylor

Suleyman Zahmoul








Matchday Officials

Referee: James Black

Assisstants: Jason Donnely | Nicholas Easy

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