Tilbury - 10th place
If the Docker's could of transformed results on their travels they may well have had a chance of landing in the play-offs as only the top 5 teams in the division had better results at home. In fact Martin Chester's side made Chadfields into a mini-fortress with only Lowestoft Town, VCD Athletic, Northwood, Heybridge Swifts and Potters Bar Town leaving with all three points during the season. Before the turn of the year they had a home record of 7 wins, 2 defeats and 2 draws with their away record a complete opposite with only 1 win, 5 draws and 4 defeats.
Chester has since left the hot-seat - All the news on why and how can be found by clicking the following links -
TILBURY FC WEBSITE-MARTIN CHESTER'S STATEMENT
TILBURY FC WEBSITE - CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT
TILBURY FC - MORE NEWS
YOUR THURROCK - TILBURY THROWN INTO CHAOS
KNEES UP MOTHER BROWN(WEST HAM UNITED FANZINE) ARTICLE
It has been announced Chester has been replaced by Paul Vaughan who has worked as a scout for Charlton Athletic and been involved in the youth set up at East Thurrock United and Grays Athletic.
Best result - A 4-1 defeat of local rival's Romford at Chadfields in October.
Worst result - Can only be the amazing game on the 27th February when the Docker's scored 4 goals away all courtesy of ex Enfield 1893 and Eton Manor player Manlee Brown, only to be trumped by home side opponents Ilford who scored 5 to take the three points.
Cold end best players - Central Midfielder Ben Bradbury impressed the cold end in the early season game at Goldsdown Road and scored the goal in the 1-0 defeat of Town at Chadfield's towards the end of the season. Ex Towner Andy Hall, as we all know he is always a reliable and dependable goalkeeper.
Brentwood Town - 11th place
The Blues who were one of the pre-season favourites to win the division up until losing chairman Keith Woodcock and manager Carl Griffiths in the week before the opening game of the season proper. The upheaval resulted in only one win (a surprising one at that 1-2 at East Thurrock United) in the first ten league games as Les Whitton took over the managerial reigns. Gradually the results came with an unbeaten run of 9 games in October, November and the beginning of December but the International arena side never recovered from the start of the season. Whitton has rebuilt the team and now in the cold end's opinion has a very strong side (they gave Town a great game on the 11th March despite having played 48 hours prior in Lowestoft) capable of a play-off challenge next season. The foundations have certainly be laid. The club appear to have a thriving youth section, their under 18 side having reached the final of the Lucas FettesCup going down 0-1 to Woking's full time academy side.
Best Result -1-2 win at Champions Lowestoft Town on the 9th March. A performance which gained many plaudits from the Trawler Boys faithful.
Worst Result - No team likes an early exit from the FA Cup - East Thurrock United gained revenge for their league defeat beating The Blues 2-0 in the 1 QR at the end of August.
Best players - Right back Junior Luke is the Ryman league's answer to Rory Delap as he can launch a monster throw in. Centre midfielder Dean Pennant also impressed the cold end in the game at Goldsdown Road in March
Romford - 12th place
A respectable first season back at Ryman North level for Boro. The best news for their supporters being Havering Council giving the go ahead for a new stadium to be built at Westlands Playing Fields allowing the club to return home after many years ground sharing. Boro struggled at first with only two wins the first eleven games but had some stand out results after that beating both East Thurrock and Concord Rangers at home.
Best result - The above mentioned victories against The Rocks and Rangers.
Worst result - AFC Sudbury winning 7-0 at The Mill Field in the FA Trophy preliminary round will be a result all Boro fans will want to forget.
Best player - Paul Kavanagh played 42 league and cup games in the midfield and received the manager's player of the year award.
Potters Bar Town - 13th place
Adam Lee's side struggled at home winning just 4 games (out of 21) and scoring only 16 goals in the process. Only second from bottom Leyton scored less at home (15). Strangely The Scholar's had an excellent away record beaten only by eighth placed VCD Atheltic and the top four in the league. If they had matched their away from at home it would of pushed them to the fringes of the play-offs. If Lee adds to his squad next season they will improve on this campaign's 13th placed finish.
Best result - 1-4 win at local rival's Ware in November or the 0-4 win at Maldon Town in February.
Worst result - Losing 6-1 at Ilford on the 5th April in front of just 39 people.
Best player - Ex Towner Gaz Dauti performed in the midfeild for the Scholars all season.
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