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Coles Lane Central Ground

Important Matchday Parking Information

Parking Restrictions In Force

All visitors to Coles Lane should be aware of the following:

Parking arrangements at Coles Lane are limited with restricted parking on matchdays due to Health & Safety considerations and measures put in place to comply with Birmingham City Council, the FA and the MFL requirements.

The main gates to the ground will be closed 45 minutes prior to kick off and reopened 15 minutes after the final whistle.

The only people entitled to park in the ground are:-
Players, coaching staff & officials from both sides
Match officials
Matchday Sponsors
Home season ticket holders.

All other spectators must park locally and enter the ground via the turnstiles.

Road Directions

From M6: At Junction 6 A5127 to Sutton Coldfield, turn right at Odeon Cinema (Holland Road), first right into Coles Lane. Ground is 150 yards on left.

From M42: Junction 9 A4097 to Minworth. At island follow signs to Walmley Village, right at lights B4148, and after shops left at lights into Wylde Green Road, over railway bridge and right into East View Road which becomes Coles Lane. Ground on right.

We look forward to welcoming you to Coles Lane for Paget Rangers fixtures.

Matchday Sponsorships Available

Sponsor A Matchday From As Little As £25

Combine great advertising, hospitality and sponsorship with a day out at Paget Rangers through one of our matchday sponsorship deals. Paget Rangers were delighted to be awarded the overall winners for BEST HOSPITALITY in the Midland Football League last season and we will be going all out to win the award once again.

With the fixtures for the new season now released we are pleased to be able to offer our home matches for sponsorship, with Main Match Sponsorship for £100, Matchball Sponsorship for £50 and Programme Sponsorship for £25, you can experience Paget Rangers AWARD WINNING HOSPITALITY for an affordable price.

Main Match Sponsor

As our main match sponsor we will give you extensive publicity both pre and post-match as well as treating you and your guests to great hospitality. Our main match sponsor even gets the honour of choosing the ‘Man of the Match’.

The Main Match Sponsorship Package is priced at £100 and includes:

  • Tickets for 8 people
  • Full Page advert in the matchday programme
  • Logo on the match preview and match report on the website
  • Coverage of your company on our social media pages in the build-up and post-match
  • Your company logo on the front cover of the matchday programme
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival in the Boardroom
  • Complimentary Half time buffet served in the Boardroom
  • Complimentary match programme for each guest
  • Opportunity to pick the Paget ‘Man of the Match’ and have your photo with them
  • Opportunity to leaflet the stadium on matchday
  • PA Announcements from our very own ‘Tannoy Tom’ throughout the day.

Match Ball Sponsor

Due to the popularity of our Main Match Sponsorship package we are now also pleased to offer a Match Ball Sponsorship. As our Match Ball sponsor you will get to experience superb hospitality as well as advertising in our match programme and PA Announcements from our very own Tannoy Tom.

The Match Ball Sponsorship Package is priced at £50 and includes:

  • Tickets for 4 people
  • Half Page advert in the matchday programme
  • Logo on the match preview and match report on the website
  • Coverage of your company on our social media pages in the build-up and post-match
  • Your company logo on the front cover of the matchday programme
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival in the Boardroom
  • Complimentary Half time buffet served in the Boardroom
  • Complimentary match programme for each guest
  • PA Announcement from our very own ‘Tannoy Tom’ pre-match and at half-time


Programme Sponsor

For those operating to a tight budget we are pleased to offer for the first time our Matchday Programme Sponsorship. As our Programme sponsor you will benefit from all the great exposure a sponsorship can bring as well as our fantastic hospitality at a fraction of the cost.

The Match Ball Sponsorship Package is priced at £25 and includes:

  • Tickets for 2 people
  • Half Page advert in the matchday programme
  • Logo on the match preview and match report on the website
  • Coverage of your company on our social media pages in the build-up and post-match
  • Your company logo on the front cover of the matchday programme
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival in the Boardroom
  • Complimentary Half time buffet served in the Boardroom
  • Complimentary match programme for each guest
  • PA Announcement from our very own ‘Tannoy Tom’ pre-match and at half-time


Date Fixture Main Match Sponsor Match Ball Sponsor Programme Sponsor
Saturday 3rd August 2019 Ashby Ivanhoe Allan Horton Available Simon O’Neill
Tuesday 6th August 2019 GNP Sports Available Available Available
Saturday 24th August 2019 Nuneaton Griff Kevin Horton Available Available
Saturday 31st August 2019 NKF Burbage Available Available Available
Saturday 7th September 2019 Heath Hayes Available Available Available
Tuesday 24th September 2019 Lye Town Available Available Available
Saturday 5th October 2019 Rocester Available Available Available
Saturday 19th October 2019 Leicester Road Available Available Available
Saturday 9th November 2019 Cadbury Athletic Available Available
Saturday 23rd November 2019 Chelmsley Town Available Available Available
Saturday 7th December 2019 Stapenhill Available Available Simon O’Neill
Saturday 21st December 2019 Hinckley AFC Filter Services UK Ltd Available Available
Saturday 11th January 2020 Coventry Copsewood Available Available Available
Saturday 25th January 2020 Kirby Muxloe Available Available Available
Saturday 22nd February 2020 Brocton Available Available Available
Saturday 7th March 2020 Atherstone Town Available Available Available
Saturday 14th March 2020 Uttoxeter Town Available Available Available
Saturday 28th March 2020 Studley Available Available Available
Easter Monday 13th April 2020 Lichfield City Available Available Available
Saturday 18th April 2020 Stafford Town Available Available Available

For more information on Matchday Sponsorships at Paget Rangers please call our Marketing Manager, Simon O’Neill on 07899 912171 or email

2019/20 MFL Division 1 Fixtures Released

Paget begin with a home fixture against Ashby Ivanhoe

The Midland Football League have now released the fixtures for the upcoming 2019/20 season and Paget Rangers will begin the season with a home fixture against league newcomers, Ashby Ivanhoe.

Bank Holiday fixtures see Paget travel to Atherstone Town on Monday August 26th, visit Lichfield City on Boxing Day and host Lichfield City on Easter Monday.

The season concludes with a trip to where we began the 2018/19 season, when we are visitors to Leicester Road on Saturday April 25th.

The full fixture list is detailed below…

Day Date KO Opponent Venue Competition
Saturday 03/08/2019 3pm ASHBY IVANHOE (H) MFL 1
Tuesday 06/08/2019 7:45pm GNP SPORTS (H) MFL 1
Saturday 10/08/2019 3pm Uttoxeter Town (A) MFL 1
Saturday 17/08/2019 3pm Hinckley AFC (A) MFL 1
Saturday 24/08/2019 3pm NUNEATON GRIFF (H) MFL 1
Monday 26/08/2019 3pm Atherstone Town (A) MFL 1
Saturday 31/08/2019 3pm NKF BURBAGE (H) MFL 1
Saturday 07/09/2019 3pm HEATH HAYES (H) MFL 1
Saturday 14/09/2019 3pm Atherstone Town (A) Buildbase FA Vase
Saturday 21/09/2019 3pm GNP Sports (A) MFL 1
Tuesday 24/09/2019 7:45pm LYE TOWN (H) Moldwell Plastics League Cup
Saturday 28/09/2019 3pm Brocton (A) MFL 1
Saturday 05/10/2019 3pm ROCESTER (H) MFL 1
Saturday 12/10/2019 3pm Stapenhill (A) MFL 1
Saturday 19/10/2019 3pm LEICESTER ROAD (H) MFL 1
Saturday 26/10/2019 3pm Ashby Ivanhoe (A) MFL 1
Saturday 09/11/2019 3pm CADBURY ATHLETIC (H) MFL 1
Saturday 16/11/2019 3pm Stafford Town (A) MFL 1
Saturday 23/11/2019 3pm CHELMSLEY TOWN (H) MFL 1
Saturday 30/11/2019 3pm Coventry Copsewood (A) MFL 1
Saturday 07/12/2019 3pm STAPENHILL (H) MFL 1
Saturday 14/12/2019 3pm Studley (A) MFL 1
Saturday 21/12/2019 3pm HINCKLEY AFC (H) MFL 1
Thursday 26/12/2019 3pm Lichfield City (A) MFL 1
Saturday 04/01/2020 3pm NKF Burbage (A) MFL 1
Saturday 11/01/2020 3pm COVENTRY COPSEWOOD (H) MFL 1
Saturday 18/01/2020 3pm Cadbury Athletic (A) MFL 1
Saturday 25/01/2020 3pm KIRBY MUXLOE (H) MFL 1
Saturday 08/02/2020 3pm Nuneaton Griff (A) MFL 1
Saturday 15/02/2020 3pm Heath Hayes (A) MFL 1
Saturday 22/02/2020 3pm BROCTON (H) MFL 1
Saturday 29/02/2020 3pm Kirby Muxloe (A) MFL 1
Saturday 07/03/2020 3pm ATHERSTONE TOWN (H) MFL 1
Saturday 14/03/2020 3pm UTTOXETER TOWN (H) MFL 1
Saturday 21/03/2020 3pm Rocester (A) MFL 1
Saturday 28/03/2020 3pm STUDLEY (H) MFL 1
Saturday 04/04/2020 3pm Chelmsley Town (A) MFL 1
Monday 13/04/2020 3pm LICHFIELD CITY (H) MFL 1
Saturday 18/04/2020 3pm STAFFORD TOWN (H) MFL 1
Saturday 25/04/2020 3pm Leicester Road (A) MFL 1
The Buildbase FA Vase

2019/20 Cup Draws Announced

Buildbase FA Vase, FA Youth Cup & Moldwell Plastics League Cup Draws Confirmed

Paget Rangers have learnt their first cup opponents ahead of the new 2019/20 season.

In the Buildbase FA Vase, Seeley’s men have recieved a bye in the 1st Qualifying Round and will then travel to fellow MFL Division 1 side, Atherstone Town, in the 2nd Qualifying Round on Saturday 14th September (KO 3pm)

In the FA Youth Cup, Seb Hamilton will take a Paget Rangers U18s side to face local rivals Boldmere St. Michaels at the Trevor Brown Memorial Ground. (Date and KO TBC)

Finally for now, the 1st round draw of this season’s Moldwell Plastics League Cup has taken place and Paget Rangers will host MFL Premier Division Side, Lye Town, on Tuesday 24th September (KO 7:45pm) at Coles Lane.

Seeley Begins Squad Building

Confirmed Signings for the 2019/20 season

New manager, Matt Seeley, has started the recruitment process and squad rebuild ahead of the 2019/20 Midland Football League season.

Players to have signed forms ready for the new season are:

  • Reece Beacon (Bolehall Swifts)
  • Myles Brown (Paget Rangers)
  • Callum Burston-Keeley (Alcester Town)
  • Daniel Carter (Alcester Town)
  • Dean Crowley (Paget Rangers)
  • Daniel Cullen (Alcester Town)
  • Billy Fagg (Paget Rangers)
  • Sam Fitzgerald (Boldmere Sports & Social)
  • David Franklin (Paget Rangers)
  • Ollie Gibson (Alcester Town)
  • Aaron Harper-Bailey
  • Brad Hayward (Highgate United)
  • Christian Henry (Sporting Khalsa)
  • Paul Hughes (Bolehall Swifts)
  • Kyle King (Coton Green)
  • Cody Mullan (FC Stratford)
  • Jeorge Smith (Alcester Town)
  • Kurt White (Paget Rangers)

We welcome all the new players to the club and thank the existing players who have re-signed for their ongoing commitment.

Further signings will be announced in due course.

Matt Seeley Appointed New Paget Rangers Manager

Ex-Player Rejoins The Bears as Manager

Paget Rangers have today confirmed the appointment of Matt Seeley as 1st team manager with immediate effect.

Matt, who was part of Paget’s double winning side in the 2016/17 season returns to the club after a hugely successful spell as manager at Alcester Town, where he guided them to the MFL Division 3 title last season.

Seeley will be joined in the dug out by another familiar face to Bears supporters with Paget centurion, Craig Gasiewski, joining him as assistant manager.

Paget Rangers Chairman, Matthew Dainty, said: ‘After the departure of Jason Lanns it was important that we moved quickly to bring in a new management team ahead of the pre-season programme. Matt and Craig came across superbly in their interview and their clear enthusiasm, passion and will to win was obvious from the start. As a Board we also felt it was important that the new management team had a good understanding of what Paget Rangers is all about and how we operate so that they can continue the great work of the previous management team. As both are former Paget players we know they will be able to hit the ground running when pre-season training commences next week. We are absolutely delighted to have them on board and we can now look forward to an exciting 2019/20 season.’

1st Team Manager Applications

Update on Recruitment Process

Due to an overwhelming response rate and an exceptional number of applications, it has been decided to close the window for applications for the Paget Rangers 1st Team Manager vacancy with immediate effect.

This is to enable interviews of selected candidates to take place and for a timely decision to be made ahead of the start of pre-season training.

The Paget Rangers committee would like to place on record their thanks to all the applicants. We are overwhelmed with the response and quality of applications and will be in touch with each applicant in due course.

Club Statement:- Lanns Departs Coles Lane

Jason Lanns Leaves Paget Rangers

Paget Rangers can confirm that manager Jason Lanns has today departed the Bears to take up the vacant managerial post at Midland Football League Premier Division side, Heather St. John’s.

Lanns, who joined Paget Rangers in October 2014 guided Paget to a league and cup double in 2016/17 before establishing the Bears at Midland Football League Division 1 level, and leaves the club with a win rate in excess of 50% from his 208 competitive games in charge.

Paget Rangers Chairman Matthew Dainty said: ‘Whilst we are all deeply saddened to see Jason leave, he leaves on good terms and with our best wishes for the future. We would like to thank him for his enthusiasm, dedication and passion throughout his time at the club, as well as for his immense efforts in establishing the football club at a level for which we can all be proud, whilst operating with no playing budget whatsoever. The progress, development and expansion of the club over the past few seasons is a testament to Jason and his backroom staff’s tenure and whoever follows in his footsteps will certainly have some big shoes to fill.

A further statement on applications for the vacant managerial position will be made in due course.

Paget Rangers Pre-Season Fixtures

Eight Friendlies Confirmed Ahead of 2019/20 Season

Paget Rangers will play eight friendlies during July as preparation for the new 2019/20 Midland Football League 1st Division Season.

The full pre-season schedule is listed below.

  • Saturday 6th July – Feckenham (A) – 3pm
  • Monday 8th July – Tamworth XI (H) – 7:45pm
  • Saturday 13th July – Sutton Coldfield Town (A) – 3pm
  • Tuesday 16th July – Coventry United (H) – 7:45pm
  • Saturday 20th July – Fairfield Villa (A) – 3pm
  • Tuesday 23rd July – Shenstone Pathfinder (A) – 7:15pm
  • Saturday 27th July – Walsall Wood (H) – 3pm
  • Tuesday 30th July – Boldmere Sports & Social (A) – 7:15pm

Admission prices to the home friendlies will be Adults £3, Seniors £1, Kids Free

2019/20 Season Ticket and Matchday Prices Announced

Watch The Bears For just £2.63 per game!!!

Paget Rangers are pleased to announce significant savings for those buying a season ticket ahead of the 2019/20 MFL Division 1 campaign, with prices remaining frozen for the third season in succession.

Matchday Admission prices have been confirmed as:

Adults £5
Concessions (Over 65s) £3
Under 16s FREE

The MFL Division 1 campaign will see Paget play 19 home league games and season tickets offer great value priced at:

Adults £50 (equivalent of £2.63 per game)
Concessions (Over 65s) £30 (equivalent of £1.58 per game)
Under 16s FREE

In addition to including all home league games, season tickets will also grant complimentary access to all home friendly games and to all home MFL Cup ties. (Outside cups and FA Competitions are not included as per FA Rules).

Season tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.

With four promotion places up for grabs this season, the MFL 1st Division is sure to be as competitive as ever, secure your place now and see if the Bears can achieve the impossible dream.

Season Tickets will be dispatched week commencing 22nd July.

FA To Introduce Sin Bins Next Season

Temporary Dismissals Will Be Issued For Dissent

As you may or may not be aware the 2019/20 season will see the introduction of ‘Sin Bins’ for all Yellow Cards issued for Dissent only. This initiative has been brought in by the F.A. and will be introduced into all Grassroots Football under the control of County F.A. Associations.

The initiative will be in place for all MFL League games and all Cup Competitions.

Here are a few guidelines on how it will work……

  • Sin Binnings will last for a period of 10 minutes actual playing time.
  • The match Official will administer a Yellow Card and point to the touchline.
  • A Sin Binned player can return to the field of play after the ten minute period or can be substituted by the Manager after the same period of time.
  • A player who has served his 10 minutes will be waved back onto the field of play by the Match Official whilst the game is active ( the same as any player who has been off for an injury).
  • In the case of a Goalkeeper being Sin Binned, an outfield player must take over his position for the ten minute period. On completing his Sin Bin period, the Goalkeeper must re-enter the field of play as an outfield player, until which time there is a stoppage in play enabling him to change position.
  • Sin Binned players will be asked to sit on their own teams substitute bench during the 10 minutes.
  • The Match Official(s) will be the sole Administrator of the Sin Bin time period.
  • Players in the Sin Bin are allowed to Warm-Up during the 10 minute period.
  • A player receiving TWO Yellow Cards for DISSENT in the same game, will NOT be allowed to re-enter the field of play again for the remainder of the game. However the Manager will be allowed to put on a substitute after the 10 minutes has elapsed.
  • Yellow Cards for DISSENT will be reported to the County F.A. and will be used in the ‘Totting Up’ process for Individual Players and Clubs.
  • In F.A.Competitions two Yellow Cards for DISSENT in the same Competition will result in a 1 Game Ban for the individual.
  • A Player receiving one DISSENT Yellow Card in any game will NOT receive a £10.00 Administration Fine from the County F.A.. However a player who receives TWO DISSENT Yellows in a game will be fined £25.00.
  • If a team has 5 or more players in the Sin Bin at any one time, therefore falling below the 7 player threshold, the game will continue if the players are able to return to the game after their Sin Bin period(s).

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Paget Rangers Sponsorship Raffle

Win Major Sponsorship Prizes In Our Sponsors Raffle

Paget Rangers are offering businesses the opportunity to win a wide range of sponsorship packages for the 2019/20 season through our sponsorship raffle. Every ticket sold is guaranteed to secure a sponsorship package at Paget Rangers for the 2019/20 Midland Football League season with prizes ranging from Kit Sponsorship to Pitchside Advertising, to Programme Adverts and Hospitality Packages.

Sponsorship Raffle Prizes

  1. Kit Sponsor – Back of Home Shirt
  2. Kit Sponsor – Back of Away Shirt
  3. Kit Sponsor – Home Shirt Sleeves
  4. Kit Sponsor – Away Shirt Sleeves
  5. Pitchside Advertising Board
  6. Full Page Programme Advert – All Season
  7. One Main Match Sponsorship
  8. Signed PRFC Home Shirt
  9. Hospitality for 2 at a match of your choosing
  10. All entrants will receive a business card sized advert in our match day programme for the entire season, logo on the sponsors page on our club website and one free season ticket.

Tickets for the sponsorship raffle are on sale now priced at £100 and can be purchased from Paget Rangers Marketing Manager Simon O’Neill by calling 07899 912171 or by emailing Simon on, alternatively you can contact club Chairman, Matthew Dainty, by emailing

The draw for the sponsorship prizes will take place on Saturday 13th July, following our pre-season friendly against landlords Sutton Coldfield Town at Coles Lane (KO 3pm)

If you are interested in learning more about our Principal Sponsorship Package where your logo will feature as the main sponsor on the front of our home shirts, please contact Club Chairman, Matthew Dainty, by emailing to discuss options.


MFL Division 1 Line Up Announced

Details on who we will face in the 2019/20 season

The Football Association has announced the provisional line-ups for next season’s Midland Football League 1st Division. The announcement sees the division increased back to 20 clubs and the introduction of four new clubs for the Bears to lock horns with in the upcoming campaign.

We welcome Ashby Ivanhoe (laterally transferred from the East Midlands Counties League), GNP Sports (promoted from MFL Division 2), Kirby Muxloe (relegated from the United Counties League Premier Division) and Stafford Town (promoted from the Staffs County League) to MFL Division 1, whilst we say goodbye to Heather St. John’s, Racing Club Warwick (both promoted) and Littleton (transferred to the West Midlands Regional League). Heath Hayes and Nuneaton Griff were both handed reprieves from relegation and remain in MFL Division 1 next season.

The full line up is as follows with last seasons placings in brackets:

  1. Ashby Ivanhoe (14th in East Midlands Counties League)
  2. Atherstone Town (3rd)
  3. Brocton (11th)
  4. Cadbury Athletic (8th)
  5. Chelmsley Town (12th)
  6. Coventry Copsewood
  7. GNP Sports (2nd in MFL Division 2)
  8. Heath Hayes (18th)
  9. Hinckley AFC (16th)
  10. Kirby Muxloe (19th in United Counties Premier Division)
  11. Leicester Road (5th)
  12. Lichfield City (4th)
  13. NKF Burbage (6th)
  14. Nuneaton Griff (19th)
  15. Paget Rangers (10th)
  16. Rocester (14th)
  17. Stafford Town (5th in Staffs County League)
  18. Stapenhill (13th)
  19. Studley (9th)
  20. Uttoxeter Town (7th)


Match Preview:- Nuneaton Griff (H)

The Bears Are Back In Action This Saturday

After another week off thanks to no scheduled fixture, the Bears are back in MFL action this Saturday when we are at home to Nuneaton Griff (KO 3pm).

It is fair to say that this match is an absolutely crucial one for Nuneaton Griff in their battle to avoid relegation. Recent wins by fellow relegation contenders Littleton and Heath Hayes has heaped the pressure on the Heartlanders and the Griff will be going all out to secure the three points and a vital win at Coles Lane on Saturday. Nuneaton Griff have been boosted by the arrivals of Dave Stringer and Russell Dodds to the dugout and visit Paget in 19th position with 14 points from their 32 league matches so far and 5 points from safety with just four league games remaining.

Nuneaton Griff League Record

Position 19th
Played 32
Won 3
Drawn 5
Lost 24
Scored 26
Conceded 108
Goal Difference -82
Points 14

Nuneaton Griff Recent Form


Nuneaton Griff Last Result

Littleton 4-1 Nuneaton Griff (30/03/2019)

Nuneaton Griff Top Scorer

Brady Middleton (7 goals)

The Bears come into the match on the back of some inconsistent form not helped by the stop-start nature of Paget’s fixtures since the turn of the year. Paget have failed to win a home game since the 3-0 victory over Stapenhill on December 8th and last time out lost 3-1 at home to a rejuvenated Littleton. Paget can take heart from a 6-0 victory on the road a week prior at Heath Hayes and will be looking to get a consistent run of positive results going as we head into the final month of the season, with a top 8 finish still a distinct possibility.

Paget Rangers League Record

Position 11th
Played 31
Won 12
Drawn 6
Lost 13
Scored 53
Conceded 54
Goal Difference -1
Points 42

Paget Rangers Recent Form


Paget Rangers Last Result

Paget Rangers 1-3 Littleton (23/03/2019)

Paget Rangers Top Scorer

Ross Dempster (22 goals)

We’ve Met Before

02/09/17 – Nuneaton Griff 0-3 Paget Rangers (MFL 1) – Conlon (3)

18/11/17 – Paget Rangers 1-0 Nuneaton Griff (MFL 1) – Gibson

15/12/18 – Nuneaton Griff 0-4 Paget Rangers (MFL 1) – Dempster (2), Corry, Jenkins

This MFL Fixture takes place on Saturday 6th April (KO 3pm) at Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1NL. Admission is £5 adults and £3 concessions.

Thanks to our Match Sponsors: Filter Services UK (Leicester) Ltd for their kind sponsorship of this fixture.

Paget Rangers To Launch Development Squad

New Under 19s Side To Compete In MJPL Midweek Floodlit League

Paget Rangers are pleased to announce that they will be entering a youth side into the new MJPL Under 19s Midweek Floodlit League for the 2019/20 season. The new Under 19s team will take their place in the MJPL Under 19s Midweek Floodlit Development league from next season and will play home matches at Coles Lane, home to Paget Rangers first team, who play in the Midland Football League.

The Bears are also delighted to announce the appointment of Seb Hamilton as Manager of the Club’s new Under 19s Development Squad. The appointment of Seb Hamilton sees the Bears continue their ongoing partnership with Seb’s Sporting Elite CIC, a company which specialises in providing high quality coaching and education through sport to children and young adults both inside and outside of school.

Paget Rangers Chairman Matthew Dainty said: ‘ I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Seb Hamilton as the manager of our new Under 19s Development Squad ahead of the 2019/20 MJPL Midweek Floodlit Under 19s league season. Seb’s vision, values and beliefs fit in perfectly with the philosophies of Paget Rangers Football Club. Seb has been very successful in the running of our Birmingham Communities League side, Paget Elite, this season and we all look forward to continuing this progress with our new Under 19s Development team. The Under 19s side has been set up to help develop our first team players of the future and I have no doubt that Seb and his coaching staff can help Paget Rangers to become one of the leading clubs for nurturing young talent in the North Birmingham area.’

Paget Rangers U19s Manager Seb Hamilton said: ‘Im delighted to be given the opportunity to manage Paget next season in the MJPL Under 19 Midweek Floodlit League. Managing the Paget Elite team this season has been amazing and helped me develop as a manager, so when the Chairman (Matthew Dainty) and myself spoke about managing the development team the answer was yes straight away. We know our first season is going to be difficult but we are looking forward to the challenge and testing ourselves against some very good well established clubs”

Information on trial dates and training sessions for the new team will be posted on the Paget Rangers website and on the Club’s Twitter account in due course.

Paget Set For Reunion Day

Littleton Home Game Acts As Player Reunion

Paget Rangers are to host their annual reunion for former players, officials, supporters, their friends and family this Saturday when they host Littleton in a Midland Football League 1st Division fixture at Coles Lane (KO 3pm).

Last year’s event was a roaring success with more than 100 ex-Paget people attending the event and enjoying a Paget Rangers home game, a few drinks and a great catch up.

Everyone is welcome to attend and should you require further information please contact Club Chairman, Matthew Dainty, by emailing

Match Report: Heath Hayes 0-6 Paget Rangers

Rampant Bears Dominate On The Road

Paget Rangers returned to winning ways in style with a six-nil demolition of Heath Hayes at their Coppice Colliery ground.

The Bears attacked from the off with an obvious intent to make up for recent disappointing results and created the first chance of the game fell to Paget in the 3rd minute as Ross Dempster saw his shot blocked and Michael Wright fired narrowly wide. Paget then gave away a free kick on the edge of the box and a superb save from Paget ‘keeper Conal Dowling saw the ball tipped onto the post, from the rebound a goalbound Heath Hayes effort was hacked off the line by Paget defender Luke Hennessy. Paget launched forward in search of the opening and some intricate football found Michael Wright who’s shot from 10 yards bounced off the post and into the net to give the Bears the lead. Paget now had the initiative and took the game by the scruff of the neck. It was 2-0 on 15 minutes when Ross Dempster’s curling effort found the bottom corner. Dempster was unlucky not to add his second and Paget’s third moments later when a superb save from Heath Hayes goalkeeper Jon Clough saw a vicious drive tipped round the post. Heath Hayes were still in the game and efforts from Sam Melia and Neil Grainger were well blocked or cleared by the Paget defence boosted by the return of Matt Powell.

In the second half Paget dictated the vast majority of play with Billy Fagg particularly impressive with a wide range of passing from the heart of the Bears midfield. It didn’t take long for Paget to extend their lead and a square ball from Wright found Dempster unmarked to put Paget three goals ahead. Still Paget pushed forward sensing a significant improvement on goal difference could be earned and a superb run down the full length of the pitch by Paget left back, Taylor Byrne, was unfortunate not to end in a goal as his effort was well saved. Paget had their fourth on 71 minutes as Michael Wright, who had hounded the Heath Hayes defence all game, slotted the ball beyond Clough after good build up play. On 78 minutes it was 5-0. A stinging 20 yard thunderbolt from Jack Jenkins nestled in the top corner giving Clough no chance. On 85 minutes it could’ve been six. Paget hassled the Heath Hayes defence into another mistake and Nathan Corry chose to shoot from a tight angle, rather than squaring the ball to Wright who was free in the centre of the penalty area. Michael Wright wasn’t to be denied his hattrick however and Nathan Corry made up for his earlier missed shot by slotting the ball through to Wright who outpaced the defence and scored beyond Clough to send the travelling supporters into raptures as Paget ran riot in Staffordshire.

Paget’s next action is on Saturday 23rd March when the host Littleton at Coles Lane (ko 3pm) in a match which will also see the annual reunion for all former Paget Rangers players, officials and management. For more details on the Paget Rangers reunion please contact Paget Rangers Chairman, Matthew Dainty by emailing

Match Report: Paget Rangers 0-3 Leicester Road

Bears Beaten By High Flyers

Paget Rangers hopes of qualifying for next season’s FA Cup suffered another huge blow as the Bears fell to their fourth successive league defeat at the hands of high-flying Leicester Road.

Paget started the match on the front foot and could have taken the lead inside the first 2 minutes, Leicester Road skipper Callum Earls blocking Ross Dempster’s goal bound effort.

Leicester Road then took control and went ahead on 3 minutes after a lovely, flowing move – Dom Brennan finding Nuno Gomes on the right, who cut inside and crossed to the advancing Nat Kelly, who hit it first time on the volley with Liam Read on hand to slot in the rebound from close range. On 10 minutes an alert Brennan lobbed the advancing Paget keeper Conal Dowling but his effort was headed off the line by Luke Hennessy. On 24 minutes Leicester Road extended their lead, when Gomes again down the right cut inside and beat two defenders, but while his shot was slightly scuffed it again fell to Read and he buried it in the far left corner. Read and Brennan again combined well shortly after but a last ditch Paget block by Josh McPherson saved another goal and then Brennan also grazed the bar with a 25-yard half volley with the keeper well beaten. Leicester Road continued to press playing some intricate football on the Coles Lane 3g pitch and extended their lead further on 34 when Brennan threw a dummy that allowed Read to slide the ball under Conal Dowling for a clinical hat-trick.

Paget Rangers started the second half much brighter, looking to get back into the game and were handed a lifeline when Nuno Gomes was given a straight red card for Leicester Road after an off the ball incident saw Paget’s Taylor Byrne left in a heap on the ground. This allowed Paget to grow in to the contest more, but they failed to create any clear cut chances until the 84th minute when substitute Jack Jenkins was very unlucky to see his curling drive bounce out of the Leicester Road post with their keeper well beaten. There wasn’t to be a comeback for the Bears however and Leicester Road managed to close out the game for a well deserved three points.

Match Report: Paget Rangers 2-3 Heather St. John’s

League Leaders Escape With Three Points From Coles Lane

Paget Rangers were edged out by league leaders Heather St. John’s in a pulsating encounter at Coles Lane on Saturday.

The first chance of the game fell to the visitors when a long throw from Tom Weale was flicked on by Daniel Douglas to Dean Rathbone, whose close range effort was blocked. Paget soon responded and Fraser Doyle was allowed space to fire an effort narrowly over the crossbar. Heather tried to assert themselves on the game and took the lead when a long ball over the top saw Simeon Cobourne outpace the Paget defence and round an onrushing Conal Dowling to slot the ball into the unguarded net. Paget responded well and were unlucky not to be level immediately when Nkosi Mzungwana’s effort was well saved by Heather ‘keeper Billy Spink. The Bears exerted so concerted pressure and got their equaliser when prolific goalscorer Ross Dempster unleashed a scorcher of a curling effort from the edge of the box which left Spink well beaten. Shortly after Heather were given an opportunity to retake the lead. Taylor Byrne was somewhat harshly adjudged to have tripped Cobourne for a penalty. Up stepped Dean Rathbone for the visitors but his effort was well saved by Conal Dowling in the Paget goal.

The second half saw Heather start the brightest forcing an early corner. From the resulting corner kick Joe McNulty rose highest to head the league leaders back into the lead. Heather continued to look for a killer third goal as Paget dominated the most of the possession but the visitors looked dangerous on the break. So it was to prove as another long ball over the top found the pacey Cobourne who chipped Conal Dowling who had run off his line to try and close him down. The match wasn’t over however as Paget stuck to their game plan and their effort was rewarded when Fraser Doyle fired an effort into the bottom corner to give the Bears hope of an unlikely point. Paget continued to press and had a great chance for an equaliser when Ross Dempster headed wide despite being well placed. The final score ended three two to the visitors but Heather will feel fortunate to have extended their winning run to 14 consecutive games after an extremely tough test from a determined Paget side.