TRACEY WHITEHEAD WINS PRESIDENT'S AWARD
October 9th, 2007
Tracey Whitehead is this year's winner of the Sockers President's Award. Tracey wins in recognition of her many years of committment to the Club. Tracey was instrumental in starting the ladies side of Sockers FC, as she was player / manager of the first ladies team, with great local success. Tracey also led the team to tournaments across Ontario, Quebec, and the States. Tracey acted as a League Executive officer for many years, Beck's Cup tournament organizer, and various other roles in growing our great club. Congratulations to Tracey, and thank you for all that you do for Sockers FC.
CHEEVES SURVIVES PISS UP
October 9th, 2007
All those involved with the Club will be glad to hear that 3 ft tall Cheeves Gaudaur has survived the 2007 Sockers year end party. 2 yrs ago Cheeves suffered a life threatening accident at a Henry Street Liverpool supporter's European Cup piss-fest as he was smashed to smitherenes by a couple of unidentified body slamming reds supporters. After a lengthy operation wherein his banana was re-attached to his body, Cheeves is smiling again. Cheeves has been promised a spot in the 08 OFC team photo, provided his owner signs a waiver.
Q HOISTS THE BOOT
October 9th, 2007
Sockers star striker Quinton "Q" Burgess hoisted the famous Goalden Boot trophy at Sockers FC year End Piss up October 5th at Jake's Pub. It was quite an accomplishment for Q to win the boot in his first season with the Club. An emotional Dave Gaudaur presented the boot to Q, and noted Q's hat trick in the first match of the season vs. Hellenics. Q downed the traditional pint from the boot and proceeded to sign a 20 yr contract with the Club.
SOCKERS SCORE SIX, GO ON TO WIN 2-0
July 31st, 2007
July 26th at Zwick's saw Sockers net 6 goals in a 2-0 convincing victory over BTG. Four goals were actually called back for offside. Sockers scored two goals in the first ten minutes both of which were deemed to be offside. Earl Kim then put Sockers ahead off a corner kick on a fine effort. But that goal was topped in the second half by Doug Wolter’s first ever goal as a Socker as he belted home a Walcott cross, off the full volley from 20 yards out, for what may stand as goal of the season. Don Verhage later headed off the line to preserve the shut out.
SOCKERS TIE HELLENICS IN CUP ACTION
July 31st, 2007
Sockers led Hellenics for most of the match in Cup play on July 22 nd, with Nate Jackman scoring off a Dave ‘jake’ Gaudaur assist in the first half. Good passing from Sockers was the key to success and Mark MaWhinney was outstanding in goal for Sockers. Eventually Sockers conceded the tying goal midway through the second half, and Adam CK Erding narrowly missed a chance with 3 minutes to go that would have sealed victory for Sockers. Sockers need a positive result in the last cup match to proceed.
SOCKERS LADIES B ON A ROLL
July 31st, 2007
Despite an overload of games on the schedule, Sockers ladies are up for the challenge. In the annual League tournament, Sockers went undefeated with a record of 2 wins and 2 ties, but unbelievably failed to proceed. Less than 24 hrs later, Sockers were expected to play again. The team rose to the occasion and won 6-0 in league play. A week later, the team again played back to back and won both with shutouts. In all, Sockers ladies have won the last 3 games by a combined score of 23-0.
SOCKERS COME FROM BEHIND
July 1st, 2007
June 28th at Bain, was a game of two distinctly different halves. Sockers looked disinterested in the first half and fell behind 2-0, despite three good scoring chances early in the match. At the half, Coach Steve rallied his troops and they responded, as birthday boy Mike Whitesnake scored his first of the year off a 25 yard free kick on 55 minutes. Falcons got one back but Sockers were not to be denied. At 75 minutes Dave ‘Jake’ Gaudaur fired home a rocket from close range to narrow the lead to one, and at 83 minutes Mark MaWhinney unleashed an almighty boot that Bill Coltman and Nate Jackman chased down with Jackman cooly stroking the ball past the keeper into the net. Another 5 minutes and Sockers would have taken all the points.
SOCKERS DEFEAT BTG
June 12th, 2007
BTG, always a tough opponent for Sockers, but on June 7 at the House of Bain Sockers put away BTG 2-1 in convincing style. With goals from Quinton Burgess and Scott "Walcy" Walcott Sockers led the entire match. BTG were awarded a penalty in the second half and converted, but the Sockers defence anchored by Mark MaWhinney held solid for the win. Sockers sit 1 point back of first place in the League, and a win against first place Azzurri on June 14 could see Sockers back where they belong ... on top.
THREE TIME WINNERS SOCKERS LADIES B FEATURES NEW TALENT FOR 07
May 31st, 2007
2007 brings a new look to the Trenton Sockers Ladies B. Under the guidance of Barb Angus and Mike Whitehead, the defending three time B Division Champs are very excited to have a roster consisting of a new goalkeeper, a handful of new midfielders and fullbacks, and of course the talented core of veterans. This season has had a familiar start so far with 2 losses and 1 win. However the team is well known for it's mid to end season come backs and is expected to follow the same pattern and dominate the top portion of the B division.
SOCKERS OVER 35 KICK OFF BY WINNING QOB TOURNAMENT
May 29th, 2007
The Trenton Vagden Sockers Over 35 Tournament Team was a powerhouse squad last yr, and continued its winning ways on May 26 th at the Quinte Old Boys 24 th Annual Tournament. Sockers became the first local team in 10 yrs to win the title. Highlights from the day included Terry Boyd’s spectacular strike from 25 yards out, and Keeper Mark MaWhinney’s acrobatic saves in the final shootout, and of course the trophy presentation to Head Coach Tom McCulloch. After good performances in the opening round, Sockers faced Oshawa in the final. And in typical final fashion it was scoreless after extra time. Sockers defence was anchored by Iain “Big Man” Callaghan, and held strong. In the shootout, MaWhinney stole the show as he saved two and scored on a shot himself. Jake Gaudaur netted the winner with a cheeky swerving scouser shot. At the Red Lion Pub, proud Coach, Tom McCulloch raised the trophy to a resounding rendition of “He’s the One”. The team would like to thank Loyalist Brewers for supplying the team’s first aid kit.
SOCKERS BEAT HELLENICS AT HOUSE OF BAIN
May 27th, 2007
The Trenton Sockers Men’s team opened its season against arch rivals, Quinte Hellenics at Bain Park on May 24, 2007. Rookie sensation Quinton Burgess scored a hat-trick in his debut to lead the Sockers to an historic 3-2 victory. Mark Mawhinney was stellar in goal, making huge saves in the second half to help protect the victory. Hellenics pressured late in the second half, but the best defence in the league held solid and preserved a well deserved win. The home town fans were roused by Earl the Pearl, who led the Yellow Patch cheering section on Bain Hill.The Sockers have only lost once in 5 years to the Hellenics at Bain Park and this year plan to revive the spirit of the “House of Bain”. Sockers FC take on Campbellford May 31 st, at 6:30 pm at the House of Bain.
SOCKERS TO FIELD STRONG SQUAD IN 07
May 10th, 2007
The Sockers men’s team is looking to surprise opponents in the highly competitive Quinte Division 1. The rumour around the Club is that the men’s side is as strong as the 2004 team that won the league. Former Sockers youth player Earl Kim and new signing Nate Jackman are expected to add some youthful enthusiasm into the midfield. New signings Doug Wolters and Scott Andrew will complement an already experienced and talented midfield. New striker Quinton Burgess is a crafty player with an eye for goal, he may surprise many a defence this season. Sockers goalkeeping troubles have also been addressed as Mark MaWhinney returns to full time duty in goal, much to the relief of his defence. The core of the squad remains unchanged, and Coach Steve Whitehead is back for another season in charge.
SOCKERS EXTEND SCOUSER'S CONTRACT
May 10th, 2007
Trenton City Sockers men’s team is pleased to announce that it has negotiated a new contract with former Liverpool midfielder Dave “Jake” Gaudaur. The contract is good for 40 years, with an out clause after 20 years. Gaudaur’s agent held out for 10 % of gate proceeds, estimated to be a whopping $5 over the life of the contract, and a pair of new shorts. Gaudaur is so good that he is expected to play another 15 yrs on the men’s side and lead the over 35 team at the same time. Jake explained that “it was the new contract with Loyalist Brewers that convinced me to stay, the team is definitely moving in the right direction. And the Snake agreed to pay for my new haircut too.
SOCKERS FC ALWAYS LOOKING FOR PLAYERS
March 23rd, 2007
Sockers FC offers a range of playing opportunities for adults. Visit the Contacts page to locate an email address for your desired team. On the ladies side, we offer a tiered system. Our top team plays in the Ontario Soccer League and attracts the best players from across Quinte. At the local recreational level, there are two Sockers teams, in Division 1 and 2 of the Quinte Women’s League respectively. On the men’s side, we field one of the best over 35 teams in the Province, and travel to various tournaments in Ontario and USA. And finally, the men’s team enters its 22 nd year, competing in the Quinte First Division and offers local competitve soccer to players age 18 and up.
SOCKERS ANNOUNCE SPONSORSHIP WITH LOYALIST BREWERS
March 23rd, 2007
The Sockers Men's team is proud to announce its new sponsorship deal with Loyalist Brewers for the 2007 season. Loyalist Brewers is located on Frankford Crescent in Trenton. When visiting, ask for Chris, and tell him Sockers FC sent you !Cheers to all the staff at Loyalist Brewers, we look forward to a healthy partnership this season, and beyond.