Football Focus Issue 65 - Page 60

Stow AFC FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/FOOTYFOCUSMAG Stow Amateur FOOTBALL CLUB S tow AFC has made a storming start to their new league campaign, winning three and drawing one of their first four matches. We recently caught up with their Secretary Tommy McCall to find out what has been behind their good start. top four in our league despite a very poor start to the season. We have kept most of our squad and have added some real quality players which can only be good for the future.” Atmosphere “The Off-season went very quietly! Holidays and work commitments have hindered pre-season with mainly part ‘squads’ training on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The whole squad only really came together for pre-season friendly matches on the Saturday.” He told us, “The mood here is pretty buoyant, we retained the Waddell Cup last season which all Border Amateur clubs compete in. We were also beaten in two other semi-finals and finished in the 60 Issue 65 The Off-season 2016/17 “We’re targeting a clean sweep! Seriously a league title would be great as would retaining the Waddell Cup for the 3rd time in a row – both big asks but possible, I’ll tell you in nine months if it happens. We also want to do well in the national trophy, the Scottish Amateur Cup, historically Borders clubs don’t do well in the competition so it would be good to get a run. This is the first time in 10 years we have entered it, previously we entered the regional South Cup but found that we