Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sealand set for Alderney and Chagos Islands matches

Sealand go head-to-head with two teams they faced last year as they first take on Alderney in Godalming on Saturday before meeting the Chagos Islands in east London on Wednesday night. The Channel Islanders played host to the Sealanders last August with the N.F.-Board side winning on penalties following a 1-1 draw. The Chagossians outclassed their N.F.-Board rivals earlier on in the summer, winning 3-1 in May.

Hitman...Ryan Moore is Sealand's main threat in attack.
Sealand vs. Alderney
The N.F.-Board side will use Weycourt for the second time as Alderney fly to the mainland for the 1 o’clock kick-off. Sealand will use a similar squad to both of their games last year as the SNFA continue their return from the non-FIFA wilderness. With former Aberdeen goalkeeper Derek Stillie unavailable for this game Thomas McIntosh starts in goal in front of a defence including Neil Forsyth. Ralf Little will be important in midfield along with former Brighton player Robert Codner. The main attacking threat is Ryan Moore, who scored against Chagos last year. Alderney will be using the game as preparation for their Muratti Vase semi-final meeting with Jersey next weekend. The islanders have a full squad to choose from minus Scotland-based student Jason Atkins, with his centre-back role set to be covered by Matt Aldcroft and Andrew Adamson. Andy Lawrence will be the focal point in the visitors attack and the captain is keen to take on Sealand again telling us “we are looking forward to testing ourselves”. A tight game, much like the last meeting, is likely.
Muratti...last years semi-final.

Alderney last 3 games –
25/8/2012 - Alderney 1-1 Sealand*
17/3/2012 – Alderney 0-7 Guernsey
30/6/2011 – Alderney 0-3 Falkland Islands

Sealand vs. Chagos Islands
Clapton F.C. will play host to the game against the Chagos Islands, a 19:45 kick-off the Wednesday after. Goalkeeper Stillie will return for Sealand in their only change. The Chagossians have a full-strength team available with veteran Johnny Edmond, a former Mauritius international, likely to be pulling the strings behind a powerful strike-force of Mervin Bhujan and Miguel Mandarin. The pace of the Chagos attack will cause Sealand problems and at the other end captain Christopher Uranie is a solid centre-back. With former Micronesia manager Paul Watson teaming up with non-FIFA writer Ed Stubbs and the current Chagossian management after this game, with the aim of reaching the 2014 VIVA World Cup, these are the start of exciting times for the Chagos Islands team.
Youngster...Miguel Mandarin in last years match.

Chagos Isl. last 2 games (1st in '11)
5/5/2012 – Sealand 1-3 Chagos
4/12/2011 – Chagos 6-1 Raetia

Both games are £3 entry. Updates will be available via our Twitter service @NonFIFAfootball with match reports to follow. 

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