Playing our home games back in the village took a big step forward last weekend when the goalposts where re-sited and the pitch marked out.
Apart from one small area of the pitch which is not draining well,the remainder is looking very good.
This problem area will be addressed soon - a little more patience will be required before we have the big kick off!!
A huge thank you to Mike Stokes,Rob and John Lawrence and Tim White for giving up their Saturday and working tirelessly throughout the day.
The club would like to congratulate our manager Dav Davies for successfully completing and passing his UEFA 'B' licence on Saturday.
It is rich reward for the many hours of hard work that he has put in over the past few months - well done!!
The club held a fantastic fundraising night in Morda Village Hall on Saturday.
Over 160 people attended the event which saw Soul and Motown tribute band The Copamos entertain until the early hours of Sunday morning.
Not only did the event boost the clubs funds, it also raised a large amount of money for the Lingen Davies Cancer Appeal and The Air Ambulance.
The club would like to thank all who supported the event and gave so genorously.
The teamwork that was shown on the night by the committee and other helpers should not go unrecognised.
Special thanks to Sam, Amy and Jan who worked tirelessly all night.
For various reasons,this weeks game has had to be postponed against Four Crosses Reserves.
Our next fixture will be at home to in form side Llanfair Reserves on Saturday October 29th @ 2;30.
With the pitch almost complete,the first home game back in the village will be on November 12th against Caersws Reserves in the Emrys Morgan Cup.
8 Oct 2011 - Forthcoming friendly + first four league fixtures
The final pre-season friendly before the big kick-off is to be played at Llangedwyn this Saturday at 3pm.
The opponents for the day will be the Black Lion from Oswestry.
The first four league fixtures have now been received......
Saturday Aug 20th - Four Crosses Res. (away) - KO 2:30pm
Tuesday Aug 23rd - Morda Res. (away) - KO 6:30pm
Saturday Aug 27th - Newtown Res. (away) - KO 2:30pm
Tuesday Aug 30th - Waterloo Colts (away) - KO 6:30pm
As you will observe,due to the pitch contractors not being able to provide a suitable playing surface for the start of the season, the first four matches,at least,will be played away from home.
Trefonen entertain Four Crosses Reserves in the first round of the Village Cup this Saturday - KO 2:30pm.
Extra Time and penalties if required.
Referee for this match will be Mr R Ingram.
Aftermatch refreshments in The Dolphin,Llanymynech.
Help with nets and changing rooms before and after the match would be appreciated.
Due to the demise of Forden FC,there will be no game this week.
There place in the league will be taken by Llandrinio as from Saturday 17th September.
Next fixture will be a league home game against Abermule Reserves - venue to be decided - KO 2:30pm.
Trefonen top the table after last weeks results (see league table)
It has been confirmed that next weeks home game will be played at Llanymynech - KO 2:30pm.
After match refreshments will be served at one of the Llanymynech pubs - to be decided this coming week.
Trefonen came way from Morda last night with a well deserved point following an entertaining game, played in front of a good sized crowd.
Morda started off the better,creating some good chances and going close on a couple of occasions.
The central defensive partnership of Dean Butler and Dan Pierce was excellent as was the display of Jack Morris and rookie full back Ryan Preece.
Trefonen grew in confidence as the half progressed - good work by Sam Payne and Sam Jones provided the dangerous pairing of Lee Morris and Jon Beckett with some good chances before the interval.
Much the same at the start of the second half,chances for both sides.
Morda had a strong shout for a penalty in the 52nd minute but referee Ingram waved play on.
Morda were awarded a penalty in the 60th minute which they duly converted to take a 1-0 lead.
Five minutes later it was Trefonens turn to be awarded a spot kick when the pacey Owen Davies was brought down in the box after a great solo run.
Lee Morris made no mistake with his kick.
Lee's excellent effort in the 69th minute was brilliantly saved by the home 'keeper.
Morda did find the back of the net in the dying seconds but this was dis-allowed following a foul on the 'keeper.
This was a terrific all round performance and will be a massive boost for the trip to Newtown Reserves this Saturday - KO 2:30pm
Trefonen kicked off their season with a great victory over Four Crosses Reserves at Foxen Manor.
First half goals from Owen Davies and Gareth Morgan allowed the visitors to go into the interval 2-1 up.
With some outstanding individual displays throughout both halves it was left to man of the match Lee Morris to secure all three points with a powerful header late on.
Trefonen travel to Morda on Tuesday night (KO 6:30) looking to continue their opening success.
Trefonen's injury woes continue with several players battling to get fit for the league opener at Four Crosses on Saturday.
With Adam already ruled out for the season,further injury has seen key defender Neil Davies ruled out for up to six weeks with ankle ligament damage.
Trefonen's final pre-season warm up ended in a 4-2 defeat.
We can all only hope for much better things once the new season kicks off!!
Trefonen have a friendly arranged on Monday August 1st against Llangedwyn - Away Kick Off 6:30pm.
Details have now been released for the Llanfechain KO.
August 5th 6:30pm Llanfechain v Trefonen
August 7th 6:30pm Four Crosses Res. v Llanrhaedr Res.
August 9th 6:30pm Waterloo Colts v Llangedwyn
August 10th 6:30pm Waterloo Rovers Res. v Defaidd Du Legends
August 11th 6:30pm Llanwddyn v Llanfair Res.
August 12th 6:30pm Llanfechain/Trefonen v Four Crosses/Llanrhaedr
Trefonen competed in the Morda tournament over the weekend and played well against teams playing at a higher level.
On Saturday we played against a strong Llansantffraid team who ran out 5 - 0 winners.
There were encouraging performances from the new players.
On Sunday we played in the 3rd/4th play off against Llanfyllin from the Spar Division 2.
This game was played in hot conditions and proved a real fitness battle after only having 24 hours to recover from the previous match.
Unfortunately we lost 5-0, but again there were certain periods in the game when Trefonen played some good football.
With a month to go before the big kick-off and another tournament to play in, it is important that we take as many positives as we can out of these first three friendlies.
Unconfirmed reports say that we have drawn Llanfechain in their knock-out and are due to play them on Friday August 5th.
Both teams had a good workout last Friday on Llangedwyn's pitch.
With new faces on show and different formations and partnerships tried out, this proved to be a very entertaining game.
Black Lion eventually ran out 1-0 winners.
Trefonen now look forward to a busy weekend with two games to play in the Morda tournament.
We still await dates and fixtures for the Llanfechain KO to be held in the next 2-3 weeks.
After a promising game the week before against Llangedwyn,everyone at the club was looking forward to the challenge of facing Llanfechain in the Llanfechain KO last Friday.
At half time things were looking good as Trefonen went into the interval leading 2-1 thanks to two wonderful goals from Lee Morris.
Llanfechain came out strong in the second half and responded well with three goals.
Mid-way through the second half tragedy struck when local lad Adam Sagar sustained a double fracture to his leg,resulting in the game having to be abandoned.
After a long spell of treatment on the pitch, Adam was whisked off to the RSH at Shrewsbury where he is expected to be operated on over the weekend.
It goes without saying that everyone at the club wishes Adam a speedy recovery along with our very best wishes.
A five man delegation attended the leagues AGM on Tuesday at Llansantffraid Football Club.
There has been one resignation from the league - last years division 2 champions Welshpool Reserves.
A question mark hangs over Dyffryn Banw Reseves.
Five new teams successfully applied for membership - Abermule Res.,Newtown Res.,Kinnerley,Newtown Wanderers and Four Crosses Res.
To complete the line up for Division 2.......
Morda Res.,Waterloo Colts,Kerry Res.,Trefonen,Llanfair Res.and Dyffryn Banw Res.
In the event of Dyffryn Banw pulling out - an additional cup competition will be played - the Derek Mills Cup for second division teams only.
Pre-season training commenced two weeks ago at The Venue with some very encouraging numbers turning up under the watchful eye of managers Dav Davies and Paul 'Giggsy' Morris.
We welcome committed players both old and new to this friendly and ambitious club.
For further details contact numbers can be found on the clubs homepage.
The new pitch has taken a major step forward as this week the secondary drainage and repair work is being carried out.
The contractors have confirmed that the pitch will be ready for the start of the new season.
Goalposts and line marking will hopefully be carried out mid August.
Watch this space for further news.............
A very well attended meeting was held in the village hall.
The meeting showed that the club was in a very healthy position both on and off the pitch. The committee was voted back in en bloc.
Mike Stokes was voted in as new vice-chairman and Jeff Davies became a vice president.
Following the meeting a short committee get together was held with the two managers to see how things were progressing for the new season.
There was good attendance at training and pre-season friendlies had been arranged.
It was hoped that we would enter the Llanfechain KO and accept an invitation from Morda FC to take part in a four team round robin event towards the end of July - details to follow.
The next committee meeting will take place in the Barley Mow on July 18th at 8pm.
Fixtures have now been released for the month of November.
These can be viewed in the fixtures section of the site.
Fingers crossed - our first home match in the village is pencilled in for November 12th, when we entertain Caersws Reserves in the second round of the Emrys Morgan Cup.
After Tuesday nights lack lustre performance up at Welshpool we have now dropped to third place in the league behind Llanfair and Four Crosses - see revised league table.
A good result up at Newtown this Saturday will be the tonic required to put us 'in the mix' again.
We will be in the second kit this week as Newtown Wanderers play in gold and black.
Have a look at the fantasy stats. - can anyone catch Lee Morris?????
Trefonen's fourth pre-season friendly ended in an entertaining 3-3 draw.
Once again new partnerships and formations were tried out to good effect.
Goals from Owen Davies and a brace from Sam Jones,one of which was a 30 yard stunner,were the highlights of a really good workout.
Trefonen march forward now in good spirits to Friday nights tough game against Llanfechain in their annual knock-out (KO 6:30pm)