Welcome to Milton Football Club
Collingtree Road, Milton Malsor, Northampton NN7 3AU
Milton FC Management team season 2013/14The first team will be managed by Marc Wills assisted by Matthew Murphy.
The reserve team will be managed by Kevin Fowler.
Results and league table
The Club will be looking for a new manager for the reserve team for next season. Anyone interested should contact the secretary, Len Mackintosh.
RECENT MATCH REPORTS:
|Wednesday 7th May:
Milton withstood the early pressure from league leaders, Brixworth and started to attack their goal, forcing three corners in a row.
One goalbound shot hit the underside of the Brixworth crossbar. Soon after this, the referee waved play on when Bob Turner was brought down in the box.
Worse was to follow when Stuart Schofield was too fast for a Brixworth defender and was upended in the six yard box, again the referee never gave anything.
Brixworth took the lead five minutes into the second half when Milton's defence failed to clear a long throw. Play got very scrappy after this and the referee was now struggling to control the amount of dissent. He caused more problems for himself when Bob Turner was again brought down heavily in the box. Even the Brixworth supporters were amazed when he didn’t point to the spot. It was obvious that he was intimidated by the comments being made by the frantic Brixworth players. Final score: Brixworth 1 Milton 0.
|Saturday 12th April:
The First team played Roade and looked to complete the double over them this season. Milton had several key players missing from their 5-1 win earlier in the week and hence this was no easy task.
The game progressed quite evenly overall with both teams having a fair share of the ball. Both teams had chances but it was not until the 89th minute when Milton won a corner and converted
it from via a header from Max and hence Milton won 1-0 thus giving us the double over Roade.
Milton Reserves match report:
Kettering Nomads took the lead after only 6 minutes when a speculative shot went in from long range. On 10 minutes there followed a goalmouth skirmish after a corner and Sam Mennell got the last touch to make it 1-1. Milton were playing well and deservedly took the lead on 21 minutes when Alex Bage crossed for Joe Mennell to head home. Ben Smeeton had another chance shooting just wide ten minutes later. Just before half time Amir Shah had a good shot deflected wide. Straight after the restart, Joe Mennell missed a good chance to make it 3-1 but his shot went inches wide of the post. Sam Mennell conceded a penalty midway through the second half which was converted by Nomads. Two minutes later, Milton's defence swicthed off following a corner and Nomads took the lead (3-2). Despite Milton's pressure, Nomads held out to take all of the points. Another missed opportunity for a win!
|Tuesday 8th April:
Milton took an early lead in their home game against Harpole through an own goal. There followed a period of
Harpole pressure with Glenn Billingham heading off the line after 25 minutes. Harpole equalised on 30 minutes,
following a long range shot that went in off the post.
Bob Turner restored the lead for Milton a minute before half time. Milton then took the game to Harpole in the second half. Stuart Schofield shot just wide after 52 minutes and soon after Glenn Billingham made it 3-1 to Milton. Five minutes later Stuart Schofield squared a good ball from Bob Turner home to make it 4-1. Bob Turner completed the demolition of Harpole making it 5-1 with 25 minutes left.
Harpole tried to get back into the game but Milton's defence held firm for Milton to record a well deserved win in front of a good home crowd.
|Saturday 29th March:
Milton hosted mid-table Moulton hoping to avenge a 3-2 defeat earlier on in the season. Milton took the lead after 20 minutes through Max Gray just after Moulton lost a player to injury.
Five minutes later Max increased the lead to make it a comfortable 2-0 scoreline at half time. Milton had most of the play throughout the second half but it was Moulton to score first
reducing the arrears on 73 minutes. Glenn Billingham restored the two goal lead but soon after that, Moulton scored two more goals to take the score to a nervous 3-3.
With 10 minutes to go, Bob Turner scored with a header and then Stuart Schofield made it 5. A late penalty was converted by Max Gray to earn him a hat trick and, in the end,
a comfortable win for Milton.
Over at Harpole, the reserves were playing fellow strugglers and began the match well with Sam Mennell shooting just wide from a Ryan Chamberlain cross after 4 minutes. Following much pressure from Milton a Harpole defender put through his own goal after 20 minutes. Dan Gray had two more chances before half time. Just a minute into the second half a Ryan Chamberlain shot was well saved by the Harpole keeper. Dan Gray had another chance before James Ford was through with only the keeper to beat but the keeper did well to save. With 4 minutes to go, Milton conceded an own goal following a corner. A minute later Dan Gray was badly fouled, but the Harpole player was unpunished while Dan was taken to hospital with ligament damage. Full time: Harpole Res 1 Milton Res 1.
|Saturday 15th March:
With both teams playing bottom club Corby Pegasus in their respective divisions, 6 points was expected this weekend. Over at Corby, there wasn’t a lot to report in the first half with maybe Milton having a couple of half chances before Ashley Magee kicked off the line on 34 minutes. The ball went up field and Callum Snooks shot wide from 15 yards out. Bettsy also shot wide on 42 minutes.
Pegasus took a surprise lead, heading home following a rare attack on 53 minutes. Although Milton largely dominated play for the remainder of the match they could not break down the Pegasus defence to hand the Corby team their first win of the season.
Over at Milton, the reserves were much the better team in the first half winning numerous corners but poor shooting left the score 0-0 at half time. With their first corner of the match on 55 minutes, Pegasus took the lead. Milton equalised after 75 minutes through Ryan Chamberlain with a fine free kick. Three minutes later, Milton finally went ahead through James Ford but Pegasus made it 2-2 with just a couple of minutes to go.
So it was a disappointing day for Milton FC.
|Saturday 8th March: Milton entertained title contenders and ko cup finalists, Brixworth, to Collingtree Road. Both teams cancelled out each other in the first half and it was half way through the second half before Brixworth broke the deadlock to take the lead. Milton pressed forward and Jimmy Marks equalised after 77 minutes with a header. Milton's defense soaked up the pressure for Milton to take a well- earned point, the least they deserved from another good performance.|
|Saturday 1st March:
Milton travelled to Stanion and were 1-0 down after 3 minutes. Two minutes later, Nathan Cook had a fine shot well saved by the Stanion keeper.
On 20 minutes , Ashley Magee was forced to clear off the line. Then within a space of 3 minutes midway through the first half Milton had taken the lead.
First Bettsy was on hand to slot home following a corner. Then Milton attacked again with Bettsy weaving through the defence, past the keeper and volleying
the ball home from 10 yards. However, Stanion equalised on 30 minutes and in first half stoppage time they were awarded a penalty. Ben Garratt dived to his
left and put the ball round for a corner. Milton failed to defend the corner and Stanion went in for half time 3-2 up.
After 61 minutes, Ben saved again from a Stanion striker but from the resultant corner Stanion went 4-2 up. Milton came back strongly and Bettsy had a great shot put over the bar. Milton were dominating the game now and were rewarded on 71 minutes when Nathan Cook converted a penalty. Milton continued to press Stanion for the rest of the match with Stuart Schofield striking the post with ten minutes to go. Despite all this pressure Stanion were to have the last shout making it a flattering 5-3 scoring in the last minute. This was a good performance from Milton.
The reserves were well beaten 6-0 at Weldon.
|Saturday 22 February:
Away to Kettering Nomads, Milton allowed the hosts to attack early on but settled down and Bob Turner put a shot wide after 13 minutes.
It became a fairly open game and both Bob and Nathan Cook went close before half time when the score remained at 0-0. Ben Garratt saved from close
range on 47 minutes but Nomads took the lead a minute later. Milton had numerous chances in the second half. and had a penalty shout after 50 minutes when
Bob Turner was brought down in the box. Following some pressure, Milton equalised through Max Gray slotting home from a Lee Haines corner. Nomads hit back and
regained the lead on 72 minutes. Milton pushed forward and still could have grabbed a point with chances from Max Gray, Stuart Schofield and Nathan all blocked or going just wide.
The third game in a row Milton have lost by the odd goal.
For the first 35 minutes of Milton Res home game versus Bugbrooke A, both sides were fairly even, but then poor handling by the Milton keeper allowed Bugbrooke to score from close range and 2 minutes later they made it 2-0 with Milton in disarray. Milton came back strongly with the Bugbrooke keeper making three good saves and Ryan Chamberlain hitting the inside of the post in the last 10 minutes of the first half. Milton were very unlucky to go in 2-0 at half time. Sam Mennell then scored and Milton were having the better of the game. Ryan Chamberlain went close but in the 80th minute Bugbrooke made it 3-1 when Milton let in a soft goal following a corner. 5 minutes later Miltons defence all stood watching as a Bugbrooke forward broke through to score easily to make it 4-1. On overall play Milton should have at least had a share of the points but no substitutes mean you can’t change anything.
|Saturday 8 February:
On a wet and windy day when 75% of the Combination matches were called off Milton travelled to Welford
where the pitch was spongy but playable. With the wind in their favour, Milton took the lead after 16 minutes
when Welford's keeper parried a Callum Snooks goalbound shot and Jason Gray slotted in from close range.
Milton could have gone 2-0 up 4 minutes later but, with Callum through on goal the Welford keeper blocked his shot.
Milton's defence was playing well, but just before half time Welford equalised.
In the second half, Milton pressed just as much but it was Welford who took the points when, on 58 minutes, they capitalised on a half chance. Milton had a good shout for a penalty midway through the half but the score remained, Welford 2 Milton 1. Despite conceding two goals, Nathan Cook and DC were solid in the Milton defence. This was only Milton's second game of 2014 - both lost by the odd goal.
Milton Reserves' game at Kettering Nomads was a victim of the weather.
|Saturday 25 January: Milton Reserves travelled to Brixworth and the game started in bright sunshine with a strong wind in Brixworth's favour in the first half. They capitalised on this by scoring early on but Ashley Magee equalised for Milton after 16 minutes. Sam Mennell then made in 2-1 to Milton on 25 minutes. With a minute to go before half time Brixworth made it 2-2, having missed an earlier penalty. The weather clouded over just after half time and Brixworth went 3-2 up on 56 minutes. A freak storm was now developing and although Brixworth scored again after 70 minutes, the referee was forced to abandon the game shortly afterwards when thunder, lightning, hail and high winds made it impossible to carry on.|
|Saturday 18 January:
Milton were playing their first game of 2014 away to mid table, Earls Barton. The hosts pressed early on and hit the post on 8 minutes,
following this up with a goal on 25 minutes, the Milton defense standing off and allowing a striker too much room to place his shot.
Three minutes later Nathan Cook went close for Milton for their best chance of the first half.
On possession and chances, the second half belonged to Milton but lack of finishing was again the problem. Bettsy had a great chance on 61 minutes and another one went begging two minutes later. Earls Barton kicked a goalbound shot off the line after 69 minutes but the best chance of the whole game came to Bettsy on 89 minutes when he was presented with an open goal from a yard out, but somehow managed to put the shot over the bar to hand Earls Barton all three points. Even after that Barton had a futrher chance themselves when Milton pushed forward but great defensive work blocked them out. Final score: Earls Barton 1 Milton 0.
Milton Reserve game over at Harpole was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
|Saturday 11 January:
Milton's first team game away at Stanion was called off due to a waterlogged pitch but Milton's home pitch
was playable largely due to the aeration work that was carried out in Novemeber.
Moulton Reserves were the visitors and took the lead after just 8 minutes, following a corner. Milton Reserves went further behind on 23 minutes but had two chances to reduce the arrears soon after but the first shot was blocked and the second one went just over the bar. Five minutes from half time it was 3-0 after a Moulton shot crept into the top corner. Milton came out in the second half with more determination and were rewarded when Paul Loftus got one back on 55 minutes. Milton continued to improve throughout the rest of the game but unfortunately were unable to capitalise further. Final score: Milton Reserves 1 Moulton Reserves 3.
|Saturday 28 December:
The first team travelled to Roade and gave a good account of themselves in a lively match.
The conditions were good and Milton kicked down the slope in the first half and it was evenly balanced.
Bob Turner scored Milton's goal after receiving a diagonal ball on the edge of the area and, after intercepting it from the Roade goal keeper,
he swivelled on it and shot it into the net. In the second half Roade pressed Milton but Milton were equal to the task and won out 1-0 winners on the day.
The Reserves hosted second place Weldon Reserves and went 1-0 up after 10 minutes through Adam Loftus. Soon after, Adam scored again only to be cheated out of it by the Weldon linesman. Weldon came more into the game and by half time had taken a 2-1 advantage. They increased the lead to 3-1 in the second half but with 10 minutes to go Adam scored his and Milton’s second goal. Milton then pushed for an equaliser and were unlucky not to get one when Sam Mennell headed just over from a corner. Milton drop one position after this defeat.
|Saturday 21 December:
On a wet Milton pitch and the wind against them, Weldon had more of the play in the first
half and created a few half chances. In the second half, Milton defended very well and
created a few chances themselves. The best one was on 68 minutes when, following good work
by Bob Turner, Stuart Schofield was unlucky with a shot that went just over the bar. But with neither team finding
the net, the game ended goalless, a result that was better for Milton as Weldon are equal top with Brixworth. This
was a good overall performance from Milton.
After the game, a presentation was made to Club Secretary, Len Mackintosh who celebrated his 70th birthday on Friday. Len has been with Milton FC for over 55 years as he started as a player aged just 15.
There was no game for the reserves.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
|Saturday 14 December:
Milton rode their luck early on away to Ringstead. After some pressure and several shots, Peter in the Milton goal did well
to turn a good shot over the bar after 17 minutes. Ringstead had the ball in the net on 25 minutes
but the goal was rightly ruled out for a foul on the Milton keeper.
Against the run of play, Milton took the lead on 39 minutes when Stuart Scofield headed home a
Bob Turner cross from the right hand side. Just after half time, following a bad foul on Phil Murphy,
a skirmish broke out, with fists flying, resulting in one of Ringstead's substitutes being given a red
card. On 55 minutes, Nathan Cook made it 2-0 to Milton with a fine goal from just inside his own half.
Ringstead reduced the arrears after 67 minutes and then had a player sent off with 5 minutes
left but the score finished at 2-1 to Milton and a welcome 3 points.
Milton Reserves entertained Roade Reserves and were 1-0 down at half time. The second half saw five more goals leaving the final score Milton Res 1, Roade Res 5, Milton's goal coming from Ben Smeeton.
|Saturday 7 December: Milton were up against a strong Stanion side at home but matched their visitiors in the first half battling it out well. The second half started badly, Milton going 1-0 down 2 minutes after the restart. Milton allowed Stanion too much room for them to attack and paid the price when Stanion increased the lead after 70 minutes from a fine volley from just outside the box. Milton had a couple of chances late on. Callum Snooks shot wide from 20 yards on 72 minutes and with a minute to go Stuart Schofield, did well to get a shot in on goal. Generally a good performance but not enough chances created up front.|
|Saturday 30 November:
Milton had a dream start away to Moulton, scoring in the first minute when Suart Schofield controlled
a loose ball in the box and calmly slotted home. Moulton exercised some pressure before equalising midway
through the first half. Two minutes before half time Stuart Scofield was through on goal but was wrongly flagged
offside by the Moulton lino. Gary Marks had a chance to restore the lead on 67 minutes but the shot was
bundled away from close range. Moulton attacked from the goal kick and took the lead themselves before going
3-1 up following a free kick on 72 minutes. Nathan Cook pulled on back from the spot and Milton pressed for
another goal but it was too little, too late with Moulton taking all three points.
Over at Milton, the Reserves lost 3-1 to Corby Locos Reserves, Milton's goal coming from an own goal.
|Saturday 23 November:
Milton were hoping to get the double over Corby Locos, but started badly and conceded a first half goal.
They improved for the second half and Stuart Schofield scored on 72 minutes to equalise.
As in previous weeks, Milton pressed for a winner but failed to convert any chances.
If only the team could play for a full 90 minutes, maybe 3 points would be on the cards.
Milton Reserves went to Moulton an also went in 1-0 down at the break. Ryan Chamberlain, playing on the field, scored an equaliser. However with just 6 minutes to go, Moulton lobbed Milton's keeper to take all three points.
|Saturday 16 November:
Milton travelled to Stanion with high hopes of reaching the second round of the knock-out
cup. However Stanion shocked the visitors by completely outplaying Milton in the first half,
going in 2-0 up but could have scored more. They took the lead after 10 minutes with an opportunist goal.
After 39 minutes Callum Snooks was deemed to have handled in the box and the penalty was converted. Milton struggled to make an impact and only won their first corner on 41 minutes. Bob Turner was brought on for the second half and Milton improved and began to match Stanion. Milton's best chance came on 82 minutes when Bob Turner got in a strong shot that just went over the bar. Stanion had the last shout adding a third with 3 minutes to go. No Wembley for Milton This year!
Good news at home where Milton Reserves recorded their first win beating Ringstead Rangers Res 4-0. Joe Mennell started the scoring after 5 minutes and brother Sam made it 2-0 after 20 minutes. Milton continued to dominate the game and further goals were added by Sam Mennell and sub, Tom Hamilton in the second half to make it an easy win for Milton Reserves.
|Saturday 9 November:
Newcomers to the Premier Division, Earls Barton, visited Milton for the first time in years and had the better of the first 30
minutes, having three goal-scoring chances to Milton's none. Milton's first real chance came on 37 minutes when Stuart
Schofield was through but the keeper blocked his shot.
Earls Barton broke the deadlock 2 minutes from the break with a shot to the bottom corner of the goal. Milton began to play in the second half. First Stuart Schofield hit the post on 55 minutes, then Callum Snooks shot into the side netting.
Milton continued to press for an equaliser and Glenn Billingham headed against the post following a corner. All three subs came on after 70 minutes and despite Milton applying more pressure, Earls Barton held out to record a 1-0 win.
Again, Milton's failure to convert chances cost them dearly.
The Reserves game at Weldon was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
|Saturday 2 November:
Milton went to high flyers Harpole and surprised the hosts by going 1-0 up after ten minutes when
Callum Snook's shot was deflected past the keeper. Milton were equal to Harpole for the rest of the half
but just before the break Harpole were fortunate to equalise after a goalmouth scramble. Milton had more
chances to win the game in the second half but could not convert any for the game to end
in a 1-1 draw.
Over at Milton, the reserves soon went 2- 0 down to Harpole reserves. Following Milton having a goal disallowed, Harpole went up field and made it 3-0. Ryan Chamberlain pulled one back on 35 minutes, but Harpole had the last shout in the second half to make the scoreline a flattering 4-1.
|Saturday 26 October:
Ringstead came to Milton and surprised the hosts by going 1-0 up on 10 minutes lobbing the ball over the Milton keeper.
Stuart Schofield then had a good chance before equalising soon after. Milton had numerous chances to win the game in the second half
but could not convert them. The game ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw.
Milton Reserves went to Corby Locomotives Reserves. The hosts took the lead in the first minute when the referee wrongly gave a penalty against Lofty. Milton were 2-1 up after 13 minutes. Firstly, Sam Mennell struck the ball home from outside the box. Then Dan Murray did the same following a corner. Locos equalised after 22 minutes. Chando in theMilton goal saved well on 28 miniutes. Lofty hit then post from close range after 52 minutes. Chando saved the day on 82 minues and Sam Menell shot over the bar with another late chance to win the game, but the score remained at 2-2.
|Saturday 19 October: Milton travelled to Corby Athletics Stadium to play in-form Weldon United. Playing in a red away kit, Milton started badly going down 2-0 within the first 15 minutes. Lee Bradley pulled one back on 20 minutes, the score remaining 2-1 at half time. Bob Turner was injured and replaced by Callum Snooks on 53 minutes. Weldon increased the lead after 62 minutes. Glenn Billingham shot wide on 75 minutes when well placed. Weldon continued to press and made it a flattering 4-1 with two minutes to go. Nathan Cook’s shot a minute later was well saved by the Weldon keeper. Milton never really recovered from the early goals conceded.
Milton Reserves entertained top team Stanion Reserves and held their own in the first half going in at 0-0. With 25 minutes left to go, Lofty was innocently sent off following a skirmish which also saw Stanion manager being shown the red card. Soon after, Stanion took the lead but Stuart Schofield equalised quickly only for Milton to lose the game through a converted penalty with less than 5 minutes to go.
|Saturday 12 October: Milton were without three key players for the home game against Welford. In an even first half Ryan Chamberlain, in goal for the first time was called upon to make a fine save after 18 minutes. The rest of the half saw few chances for either team. Welford had a good chance to score after 50 minutes but the shot was wide of the goal. Shortly after Will Cantrell shot wide at the other end. Ryan saved another goal-bound shot on 57 minutes but Welford took the lead with 20 minutes to go to break the deadlock. It was 2-0 on 81 minutes before Stuart Schofield pulled one back for Milton 5 minutes later with a good strike from 18 yards. Final score was 2-1 to Welford and therefore Milton lost their unbeaten record for the season.|
|Saturday 7 September 2013: Khalsa keeper was booked in the first minute for handling the ball outside the area.
On 34 minutes, Milton missed a golden opportunity to score when both Bob Turner and Joe Mennell fluffed a chance and the rebound.
A minute later Joe made up by converting a cross from Ashley Magee.
On 52 minutes, Callum Snooks rounded the keeper to make it 2-0. Midway through the second half, Milton took control and Bob Turner
and then Lee Bradley, who came on as sub, made it 4-0. Khalsa went down to ten men through injuries before pulling one back.
Lee Bradley notched two more goals in the last few minutes to complete his hat trick.
Milton Res went down 6-2 at home to Kettering Nomads. Trailing 2-0 at half time, they pulled one goal back before collapsing and allowing Nomads to score four more in the second half.
Saturday 31 August 2013: Milton started the season with a draw at home with Corby Pegasus.
Milton dominated the play in the first half but had to make do with a penalty converted by Callum Snooks. Milton fell away in the second half allowing Pegasus an equaliser, a disappointing start to the campaign.
Milton Res went one down after 3 minutes but took control of the game and were cruising at 3-1 up with just over 5 minutes to go. Pegasus struck with two goals scored from outside the box to share the points.
Milton scorers were Sam Mennell, Ant Smith and Ryan Chamberlain.