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UNLIKELY lad Graeme Rose could have fired himself into the record books after performing an incredible goalscoring feat for Swanage Town & Herston FC.
The Poole-based frontman has hit four hat-tricks in a row for the Dorset Premier League side, equalling the mark set by former Japanese international Masashi Nakayama in 1998. Nakayama registered no fewer than 16 efforts in four games for Jubilo Iwata in the J League with his scoring heroics now recognised in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Rose banked trebles against Cranborne, Blandford United in the DPL Cup and Westland Sports before he bagged another hat-trick in Swans' 6-0 thrashing of Bridport reserves at Day's Park on Saturday 19th December, which included a penalty.
The 29-year-old, a project manager for insurance company LV, could become the outright world-record holder when Swanage meet Hamworthy United Reserves at the County Ground on Saturday, January 2.
ALL eyes will be on the home of the Hammers that day to see if Graham can claim the outright World Record.
This evening (05/09/15), club Chairman Mark Watson has received, and accepted, the resignation of Swans First Team manager Alan Lay. Head Coach Brian Churchill and Goalkeeping Coach Ben Sullivan also said their goodbyes after today’s Dorset Premier League match at Balti Sports.
Although disappointed to see Alan and most of his staff leave, they do so with the club\'s best wishes and all at Day’s Park would like to thank the departing trio for their efforts over a two year period in which Swans achieved their best DPL finish for a number of years.
Their departures to pursue opportunities higher up the non-league pyramid is perfectly understandable as both on and off the pitch, elevation back to Step 6 and beyond is something Swanage are still building towards, but know it isn’t a realistic possibility at this moment in time. Because of this, there has been speculation in the local media linking our former management team with a Wessex Premier side, but, out of respect to the individuals and any club concerned, Swanage will not be commenting on any future appointments that Alan, Brian and Ben may take.
Going forward, this now sees the Club needing to appoint a caretaker manager for next Saturday’s trip to Hamworthy Recreation. This will be announced at the earliest possible opportunity in time for the team to be prepared properly and fully for this match.
Furthermore, a permanent successor for Alan is now required and applicants are urged to contact Chairman Mark Watson on 07967776867 to discuss this role further.
FA INTER LEAGUE CUP 2015/2016
FIRST ROUND DRAW
(Matches to be completed by Saturday 26 September)
At its recent annual awards ceremony, the DORSET COUNTY FA recognised the following people who have made an outstanding contribution to football in Dorset and who have had an association within our League.
Congratulations go to Mr Colin Morris & Mr Paul Harding
Funding Criteria Changes (see FA News)