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NATIONAL LEAGUE: Bluebirds must 'grasp the nettle' to move club forward

Wiltshire Times:

5:31am Wednesday 13th November 2019

MANAGER Mark Collier wants everyone at Chippenham Town to ‘grasp the nettle’ and move the club forward following their FA Cup first round exit to Northampton Town.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Collier named manager of the month

Wiltshire Times:

2:51pm Friday 8th November 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier has been named National League South manager of the month for October.

FA CUP: Collier issues rallying call to Chippenham public ahead of crunch Northampton test

Wiltshire Times:

5:31am Thursday 7th November 2019

“THERE is nothing quite like live FA Cup football”.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: 'We should have won' said Collier after Welling stalemate

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 3rd November 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier rued a missed opportunity as his side drew 0-0 against Welling United at the newly renamed Thornbury Surfacing Stadium on Saturday.

FA CUP: Bluebirds' FA Cup fixture rearranged

Wiltshire Times:

1:30pm Monday 28th October 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town's FA Cup first round fixture at home to Northampton Town has been rearranged for Sunday November 10 with a 12:45pm kick off.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Parselle scores and is sent off in Chippenham draw at Dartford

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 27th October 2019

KIERAN Parselle scored and was sent off as Chippenham Town drew 1-1 away at Dartford on Saturday in National League South.

FA CUP: Bluebirds make first round proper for third time in their history

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 20th October 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town are through to the FA Cup first round proper for only the third time in their history after a no-nonsense performance saw them defeat Whyteleaf 3-0 to book their place in Monday’s draw.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Bluebirds fly off with victory against Concord

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 13th October 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town boss Mark Collier was delighted to see his players back up their FA Cup victory over Slough Town with another win on the road courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Concord Rangers in the National League South on Saturday.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Collier said loss to Dulwich would have been 'a travesty'

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 29th September 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier said anything less than a point for his side against Dulwich Hamlet in National League South on Saturday would have been a ‘travesty’ following their 2-2 draw at Hardenhuish Park.

FA CUP: Bluebirds survive Ciren scare to force replay

Wiltshire Times:

12:51pm Monday 23rd September 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town avoided an embarrassing FA Cup qualifying defeat away at Cirencester Town on Saturday after a late equaliser from Luke Hopper earned a 2-2 draw.

NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH: Collier pleased with point despite letting two-goal lead slip

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 15th September 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town threw a two-goal lead away against Chelmsford City to draw 3-3 in the National League South on Saturday, but manager Mark Collier insists it was a good result for his side.

Collier pleased with Bluebirds' battling qualities

Wiltshire Times:

5:40am Thursday 12th September 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier reckons his side’s battling qualities have come to the fore to allow them to turn the corner after a sticky spell in National League South.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Collier wants strikers to compliment current defensive record

Wiltshire Times:

5:31am Thursday 29th August 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier aims to establish a more ruthless attack to go alongside his side’s robust defence as he looks to kick on from a solid start to the new season.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Collier praises 'all-around' performance in Bluebirds' victory

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 25th August 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town boss Mark Collier hailed the work rate of his side on a hot day across the south of England after the Bluebirds recorded a 1-0 win at home to Weymouth.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Collier left confused by slow start in Hungerford draw

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 18th August 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier said his side paid the price for a disappointing first-half performance against local rivals Hungerford Town in the two sides’ 1-1 draw on Saturday.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Collier praises loanee Haines after opening-day draw

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 4th August 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town kicked off their National League South campaign with a hard-fought 0-0 draw away at St Albans on Saturday.

Bluebirds set for 'biggest challenge in club's history' when starting step-two campaign on Saturday

Wiltshire Times:

9:50am Thursday 1st August 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier believes remaining competitive in the National League South this season will be the biggest challenge the football club has faced in its entire 146-year history.

FOOTBALL: Bluebirds kick off pre-season campaign with draw at Frome

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th July 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town kicked off their 2019-20 pre-season schedule with a 1-1 draw away at Frome Town at the weekend.

Bluebirds chief launches funding initiative to boost club budget

Wiltshire Times:

5:53am Thursday 20th June 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town have launched the ‘Bluebirds Budget Boost’ campaign as they aim to raise funds for the playing budget ahead of the 2019-20 season.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Collier disappointed to end season with defeat to Chelmsford

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 28th April 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town ended their National League South campaign with a 1-0 defeat to play-off settlers Chelmsford City at Hardenhuish Park on Saturday.

Bluebirds chief to go in search of experience this summer, following Easter Monday defeat

Wiltshire Times:

12:41pm Wednesday 24th April 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town are likely to go in search of more experienced players over the summer as manager Mark Collier blasted his team’s inconsistency this season.

Collier says places for next year's Chippenham squad are on the line in final four games

Wiltshire Times:

6:39am Thursday 11th April 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier says certain members of his squad have the final four games of the National League South campaign to convince him they should be retained for the 2019-20 season.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: 'Players looked like they were already on the beach', said Collier after East Thurrock defeat

Wiltshire Times:

11:06am Sunday 31st March 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town boss Mark Collier gave a scathing review of his team’s performance in their 2-1 loss away at East Thurrock United on Saturday.

NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH: Collier bemoans another slow start in Wealdstone defeat

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 24th March 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier bemoaned his side’s slow start once again as they were beaten 1-0 by Wealdstone on Saturday.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Bluebirds Boss Collier is looking up and not down

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Thursday 21st February 2019

CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier will continue to look up and not down after his side broke the 45-point mark when beating Hungerford at Hardenhuish Park on Saturday.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Width adds a fresh dimension to Chippenham's game in Hungerford win

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 17th February 2019

A TACTICAL change at half time that introduced more width to Chippenham Town’s style proved key in their 3-1 victory over 10-man Hungerford on Saturday, according to manager Mark Collier.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Bluebirds complete the double over Billericay

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Sunday 13th January 2019

MARK Collier was rightly delighted on Saturday night after Chippenham Town showed character and desire to beat promotion-chasing Billericay Town for a second time this season.

Bluebirds handed Wingate & Finchley FA Trophy tie

Wiltshire Times:

1:34pm Monday 12th November 2018

CHIPPENHAM Town will face Wingate & Finchley in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy, following this afternoon’s draw at Wembley Stadium.

FA CUP: Maidenhead tie a massive incentive, says Bluebirds' Collier

Wiltshire Times:

12:01pm Thursday 18th October 2018

CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier has challenged his team to be amongst those making the headlines come 5pm on Saturday as they go in search of a place in the first round of the FA Cup.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Bluebirds feel the pinch in Dartford defeat

Wiltshire Times:

2:41pm Sunday 14th October 2018

THE absence of almost a dozen players from Chippenham Town’s squad during Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by Dartford will act as a positive learning curve for some of the club’s younger players moving forward, admits manager Mark Collier.

Town youngster Edwards joins Bluebirds on loan

Wiltshire Times:

4:17pm Wednesday 10th October 2018

SWINDON Town midfielder Jordan Edwards has joined National League South neighbours Chippenham Town on a three-month loan deal.

FA CUP: Bluebirds land possible Maidenhead clash

Wiltshire Times:

12:00am Tuesday 9th October 2018

TWO home wins will take Chippenham Town into the first round proper for only the third time with their history after the Bluebirds were handed a possible tie with National League Premier side Maidenhead United in today's fourth round qualifying draw.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Sandell returns to Bluebirds from Melksham

Wiltshire Times:

11:19am Monday 8th October 2018

STRIKER Andy Sandell has returned to Chippenham Town after a one-month loan stint with Melksham Town.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Collier aims to build on promising Bluebirds start

Wiltshire Times:

12:01pm Thursday 4th October 2018

MARK Collier praised the work ethic of his Chippenham Town players in the aftermath of Saturday’s National League South loss against Dulwich Hamlet.

FA CUP: Bluebirds confirm tie date

Wiltshire Times:

10:03am Thursday 4th October 2018

CHIPPENHAM Town's FA Cup third qualifying round tie against either Hendon or Lancing will take place next Wednesday, it has been confirmed.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Collier sees positives in Dulwich defeat

Wiltshire Times:

2:20pm Sunday 30th September 2018

CHIPPENHAM Town boss Mark Collier witnessed an improvement in his side’s performance against Dulwich Hamlet in their latest National League South contest on Saturday, despite slipping to a 2-0 defeat.

FA CUP: Jarvis gets the job done for Bluebirds

Wiltshire Times:

9:58am Wednesday 26th September 2018

NAT Jarvis’ second-half strike was enough for Chippenham Town to finally see off local rivals Swindon Supermarine in the FA Cup as they earned a 1-0 second qualifying round replay win on Tuesday night.

FA CUP: Home tie chance for Marine and Chippenham

Wiltshire Times:

1:53pm Monday 24th September 2018

THE carrot of a home draw in the third qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup will be up for grabs when Swindon Supermarine and Chippenham Town contest their replay tomorrow night.

FA CUP: Bluebirds out to avoid upset in local derby

Wiltshire Times:

5:31am Friday 21st September 2018

CHIPPENHAM Town will come up against a familiar foe in the FA Cup this weekend as they welcome Swindon Supermarine to Hardenhuish Park.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Bluebirds lose Tindle for six months

Wiltshire Times:

2:54pm Thursday 20th September 2018

CHIPPENHAM Town captain Greg Tindle faces six months on the sidelines as he awaits surgery on a hip injury.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Guthrie goal does the trick for Bluebirds

Wiltshire Times:

4:40pm Sunday 16th September 2018

CHIPPENHAM Town left it late before putting Gloucester City to the sword at Hardenhuish Park.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Melksham hope to get Sandell up to speed

Wiltshire Times:

9:03am Friday 14th September 2018

AFTER securing the signature of striker Andy Sandell, Melksham Town manager Kieran Baggs says the decision over his long-term future remains with Chippenham Town.

UPDATED: Bluebirds veteran Sandell takes loan spell at Melksham

Wiltshire Times:

4:08pm Friday 7th September 2018

VETERAN Chippenham Town striker Andy Sandell has joined Southern League neighbours Melksham Town on a month-long loan in a bid to regain match fitness.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Bluebirds made to pay for misses

Wiltshire Times:

11:45am Tuesday 28th August 2018

MARK Collier rued Chippenham Town's failure to take their chances as their Bank Holiday Monday trip to Hampton & Richmond Borough ended in a 2-1 defeat.

Blackmore warns Bluebirds' supporters over chanting

Wiltshire Times:

12:51pm Tuesday 28th August 2018

CHIPPENHAM Town chairman Neil Blackmore has warned supporters they face being ejected from Hardenhuish Park if the club continues to receive reports of "unacceptable'' chanting at Bluebirds' matches.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Brilliant Bluebirds take down Billericay

Wiltshire Times:

10:40am Sunday 26th August 2018

MARK Collier lauded his “outstanding” Chippenham Town players as they continued their impressive record of bouncing back from defeat in National League South this season with a 2-0 win at home to Billericay Town on Saturday.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Collier rues Bluebirds' mistakes

Wiltshire Times:

2:12pm Sunday 19th August 2018

INDIVIDUAL errors cost Chippenham Town dearly in their 2-1 defeat to Eastbourne Borough, according to manager Mark Collier.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Collier pleased with Bluebirds' response

Wiltshire Times:

11:58am Wednesday 15th August 2018

MARK Collier says he was delighted with his Chippenham Town side as they picked up their second win of the season on Tuesday.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Bluebirds lose Puddy for several months

Wiltshire Times:

9:02am Wednesday 15th August 2018

CHIPPENHAM Town could be without Will Puddy for as long as four months after receiving the diagnosis on the goalkeeper's knee injury.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Collier regrets resisting Bluebirds changes

Wiltshire Times:

5:59pm Sunday 12th August 2018

MARK Collier admitted he was prepared to partially carry the can for the outcome after watching Chippenham Town lose out 4-1 at home to Welling United in National League South on Saturday.

Fixtures and results

Date Home team Score Away team
Sat 17/08/13 AFC Totton 1 - 4 Stourbridge
Sat 17/08/13 Banbury United 2 - 0 Chippenham Town
Sat 17/08/13 Biggleswade Town 0 - 0 Bashley
Sat 17/08/13 Chesham United 2 - 2 Bideford
Sat 17/08/13 Corby Town 0 - 3 Burnham
Sat 17/08/13 Frome Town 0 - 0 Cambridge City
Sat 17/08/13 Hitchin Town 2 - 0 Hemel Hempstead Town
Sat 17/08/13 Poole Town 2 - 1 St Albans City
Sat 17/08/13 Redditch United 1 - 3 Arlesey Town
Sat 17/08/13 St Neots Town 0 - 2 Weymouth
Sat 17/08/13 Truro City 2 - 2 Bedford Town
Mon 19/08/13 St Albans City 2 - 0 Hungerford Town
Tue 20/08/13 Arlesey Town 3 - 2 Chesham United
Tue 20/08/13 Bashley 2 - 2 Truro City
Tue 20/08/13 Bedford Town 1 - 2 Redditch United


Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Hemel Hempstead Town 44 32 6 6 90 102
2 Chesham United 44 29 5 10 55 92
3 Cambridge City 44 27 7 10 46 88
4 St Albans City 44 25 10 9 40 85
5 Stourbridge 44 26 6 12 60 84
6 Hungerford Town 44 26 6 12 38 84
7 Poole Town 44 25 10 9 34 82
8 Bideford 44 18 13 13 11 67
9 Biggleswade Town 44 16 16 12 24 64
10 Redditch United 44 20 3 21 -17 63
11 Corby Town 44 18 6 20 -3 60
12 Weymouth 44 18 6 20 -11 60
13 Hitchin Town 44 16 11 17 11 59
14 Frome Town 44 16 9 19 -11 57
15 Arlesey Town 44 15 10 19 -11 55
16 St Neots Town 44 15 9 20 -2 54
17 Truro City 44 15 9 20 -16 54
18 Chippenham Town 44 14 6 24 -28 48
19 Banbury United 44 14 5 25 -52 47
20 Burnham 44 12 8 24 -31 44
21 AFC Totton 44 10 7 27 -61 37
22 Bedford Town 44 6 6 32 -68 24
23 Bashley 44 4 4 36 -98 16
24 Hinckley United 0 0 0 0 0 0
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