My First XI- Allun Clement, VCD Athletic

We head to Oakwood, where Allun shows us his Vickers.

This is my VCD Athletic first XI. It’s a very recent XI, but I reckon the team would give most Pitching In Isthmian Premier teams a real go. A couple of my selections still play for the club.

1 Nick Blue - Super dependable, excellent shot stopper. Fantastic goalie.

2 Barney Williams - still playing at Cray and is playing WAY below his level. Superb all- round baller. Can play left or right.

3 Grant Basey - Ex Pro and always looked it. Great thinker who read the game well. Superb Player.

4 Ben Payne - Reliable, tough player. Would be in any of my teams.

5 Nick Reeves - Very experienced central defender, great player.

6 Dean Carpenter - simply the best Non-League player I've ever seen.

7 Peter Smith - ‘Smiffy' would run and run all day- every day. Good passer of the ball too.

8 Karl Dent - Cultured footballer who can open defences with one killer ball. Still playing at Cray.

9 Michael Power - Prolific goal scorer - Man of the Match more times than anyone else whilst I was watching.

10 Lea Dawson - Still at the Vickers. Can do everything – a real all rounder. One of my faves.

11 Charlie MacDonald - How can you leave out the CURRENT golden boot holder? Ex-Pro, Fantastic player and Captain.

Special Mentions also to Gary Cook, James Duckworth and Adam Molloy - all fantastic Ballers.

There you go. I'm sure other Vickers fans may have made different selections, but the above is a superb footie team!

Right, let’s have your First XI! Email your squad to Ian at and you’ll see it appear here.

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