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  • Writer's pictureRob Stevens

A family affair for the Ollive's as Sandhurst Town prepare to Showcase their young talents


PICTURE: Left to right; Sandhurst Town forward Liam Ollive, team captain, Jack Kelly and defender, Bradley Goodall.


Sandhurst Town star Liam Ollive admits it is a dream come true that his team can showcase their talents to a big crowd inside a football stadium this Saturday.

Sandhurst will take on Stoke Poges in what promises to be an enthralling first East Berkshire League Showcase Match of the season at The Racecourse Ground, home to Ascot United F.C. (7pm kick off).

The two sides are top of the table in EBFL Division One, level on points, although Town are at the disadvantage of having played more games than their rivals.

This however, is the first league meeting between the title rivals this season and Ollive is keen to show just how much the team has improved this season, putting their success in this campaign down to their manager, Jordan Goodall.

Ollive said: “I signed right at the start of this club’s journey, just as we were finishing off at Under 17s. At the very beginning, we started off as a few mates putting a team together with little skill and enthusiasm. To see ourselves four years later, being able to show teams what we’re made of, is a dream come true.

“Playing with Sandhurst is more to me than just a team. I’m honoured to play alongside each member and be able to call them my best friends.

“The Showcase Game will be a fantastic chance for me to play alongside my Dad (Phil) and brother (Kyle) at a stadium, in front of fans. I want to be able to take three points to remember the moment in a positive light.”

PHOTO: The current Division One table with Sandhurst Town level on points with leaders Stoke Poges but, having played three games more heading into the Showcase Match event on Saturday.


The forward, who has scored six league goals in 12 appearances this season, added: “We’re all very grateful to Jordan for being such a dedicated and passionate manager who is always there for us professionally and personally. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better.

“I’m very excited to see how far this team can go and what we will be able to achieve in the near future. I’m excited to see where this season takes us, and want to be able to help bring the club great success. A trophy this year is the aim definitely.

“Our biggest win this season is because of our captain (Jack Kelly), he’s really stepped up this season and showed us how much we all want to win - we can’t thank him enough.”

To enter the East Berkshire Football League ahead of the 2023/24 season, or for further information about the league, or an entry form for the upcoming season, please email the team at contactebfl@gmail.com




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