2 out of 2 for the Internet ‘Orns

WIFC made it two wins out of two for the season so far, following up last week’s 4-2 win against Stevengae with a 5-1 win against a spirited Northampton side at the Met Police. Having gone behind early last week, the home side were indebted to ‘keeper Tom Beck for a fine save in the first minute, and it was WIFC who took an early lead when Richard Wenham headed Rob Stone’s wayward shot in at the far post.

Moz Clarke, Rob Sterry, Ally Hill and Richard Wenham prepare to attack a corner

Moz Clarke, Rob Sterry, Ally Hill and Richard Wenham prepare to attack a corner

Following a scrappy period of play where chances were at a premium, apart from a gilt-edged chance which went begging for Dave Soloway, manager Richard Walker shuffled his pack and sub Rob Sterry doubled the lead on 35 mins, when he converted a pin-point first time cross from brother Ed, who nicely made amends for a comedy fall when he lost his footing in the previious attack.

Sterry slots home the second WIFC goal

Sterry, R slots home the second WIFC goal

WIFC improved after the break and got early rewards when Ally Hill’s blocked shot fell nicely for Joel Moody to finish tidily. Ross Connor soon added a 4th when he acrobatically tunrned home a Soloway cross. At the other end, Northmapton got some rewards for a hard-working display when they converted a penalty, but man of the match Connor added his second and WIFC’s fifth to complete the scoring/

Ross Connor capped a man of the match display with WIFC's 5th goal

Ross Connor capped a man of the match display with WIFC’s 5th goal

WIFC’s season continues at a pace, with Bury B visting next weekend and first away game of the season at Gillingham the following week before the big boys take on Charlton.


New season kick-off approaches

WIFC begin their 18th full season of IFA action this weekend, with a home London Cup/League fixture against Hertfordshire neighbours Stevenage. Keith Bell’s side provided the opposition in the last game of the 2013/14 season, and new WIFC boss Richard Walker will be hoping his side can emulate the 3-1 win.

The game will count for league points and is the first of two group games in the London Cup. Finalists in all 3 years since the cup’s inception, and winners against Stevenage themselves in 2013, WIFC have also been drawn with the only other team to feature in the final, two times winners West Ham.

The game this weekend also sees the first visit to Watford for the Stevenage team, as all previous fixtures have either been played in the North Herts town or on neutral venues. To check out the full playing record against Stevenage, and other IFA opponents, click on the link below.

WIFC complete playing record

For updates from the game, follow @watford_ifc on twitter.


All the results from 2013/14..

Overall record

WIFC 13/14 Pld W D L GS GA GD
League 20 11 3 6 65 36 29
Friendlies 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
Cup Games 5 1 2 2 3 5 -2
TOTAL 27 12 7 8 69 42 27
Goals Per Game         2.56 1.56  
Final League Position
Final English League Position
First Round
London Cup
Did not enter
Worldnet Vets


Date  Comp Opposition   Score Scorers
07-Sep-13 LGE1/LCGRP Dagenham & Redbridge H W 8-1 Holdham, Copeland, J Davis 2, Moody 2, OG, Farnfield
14-Sep-13 LGE2 Barnet H L 1-4 Nicholls
21-Sep-13 LGE3 Barnsley A L 2-5 B Clarke, Moody
28-Sep-13 LGE4/LCGRP AFC Wimbledon A H W 3-0 R Sterry, Wenham, Dundon
19-Oct-13 LGE5/LCGRP Cambridge A D 3-3 Hinds, Jenkins, J Davis
26-Oct-13 LGE6 Northampton A W 5-1 Nicholls, Moody, J Davis, Pollard 2
16-Nov-13 LGE7 Wycombe A W 10-1 Dundon, Jenkins 2, Hill 2, J Davis 2, Moody 2, M Clarke
30-Nov-13 LGE8/IFAC1 West Ham A L 0-1  
21-Dec-13 LGE9 Ipswich A W 4-1 R Sterry, Murphy, Kos, Flanagan
08-Feb-14 LGE10 Coventry A D 1-1 Soloway
15-Mar-14 FR WIFC Yellows v Whites H D 1-1 J Davis – Moody
05-Apr-14 LGE11/LCSF Gillingham A W 3-2 Hill, R Sterry 2 (2 pens)
12-Apr-14 LGE12 Dagenham & Redbridge A W 3-2 R Sterry 3
18-Apr-14 LGE13 Oxford A D 1-1 OG
19-Apr-14 LGE14 Ipswich H W 2-1 Hill, Brennan
10-May-14 LGE15 MK Dons H L 1-2 Fellas
18-May-14 LGE16/LCF West Ham N L 2-4 Hill, Jenkins
24-May-14 LGE17 Coventry H L 2-3 J Davis 2
07-Jun-14 LGE18 Gillingham H W 5-2 Hill 3 (1pen), Moody, Dew
14-Jun-14 LGE19 Southampton A W 6-0 Roy, J Davis 2, Lambe, Connor 2
28-Jun-14 LGE20 Stevenage A W 3-1 Hill, J Davis, De-Crescenzo
26-Jul-14 Worldnet Vets Leeds N D 0-0  
26-Jul-14 Worldnet Vets AFC Halifax Vets N L 0-2  
26-Jul-14 Worldnet Vets Exeter Vets N D 1-1 OG
27-Jul-14 Worldnet Vets West Brom Vets N W 2-0 Nicholls, Spender
27-Jul-14 Worldnet Vets Bradford Vets N L 0-2  


Name 13/14 Apps
Joel Moody 19
Richard Murphy 18
Richard Walker 15
Maurice Clarke 13
Brad Simmons 12
Ally Hill 12
John Sitkowski 12
Ed Sterry 12
Jimmy Davis 12
Tom Beck 11
James Jenkins 11
Stuart Nicholls 11
Phil McBride 10
Matt Ladell 10
Dave Soloway 9
Matt Ainsley 9
Rob Stone 9
Andy Myall 9
Dave Messenger 9
Jeremy Hinds 8
David Morren 8
Richard Wenham 8
Ben Bateman 7
Jamie Parkins 6
Steve Eustice 6
Mat Ball 6
Martin Pollard 6
Laurence Wells 6
Paul Labbett 6
Paul Withey 6
Matt Wells 5
Martin Owen 5
Ben Pegram 5
Aidy Spender 5
Jerker Kjellander 5
Julian Carrera 5
Darren Sear 4
Chris Dundon 4
Stuart Holdham 4
Rob Sterry 4
Micky Eales 4
Mark Brennan 4
Jon Parry 4
Craig Harrison 4
Sam Copeland 4
Ben Morrison 4
Jerry Ladell 4
Dan Willis 3
Paul Watt 3
Ben Clarke 3
Lee Stiles 3
Paul Whittenbury 2
Pete Fincham 2
Dan Butterick 2
James Farnfield 2
George Spencer 2
Michael De Crescenzo 2
Ross Connor 2
Warren Flanagan 1
Alex Prentice 1
Chris Dew 1
Panos Fellas 1
Leigh Harrington 1
Stuart Waggett 1
Liam McGarry 1
David Sitkowski 1
Dan Norris 1
Dave Kos 1
Ross Andrews 1
Dan Maher 1
Roy 1
Darren Lambe 1


Name 13/14 Gls
Jimmy Davis 12
Ally Hill 9
Joel Moody 8
Rob Sterry 7
James Jenkins 4
Stuart Nicholls 3
Own Goals 3
Martin Pollard 2
Chris Dundon 2
Ross Connor 2
Richard Murphy 1
Maurice Clarke 1
Dave Soloway 1
Jeremy Hinds 1
Richard Wenham 1
Aidy Spender 1
Stuart Holdham 1
Mark Brennan 1
Sam Copeland 1
Ben Clarke 1
James Farnfield 1
Michael De Crescenzo 1
Warren Flanagan 1
Chris Dew 1
Panos Fellas 1
Dave Kos 1
Roy 1
Darren Lambe 1