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!
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