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Harmony Rangers Soccer Membership is a soccer membership primarily based in Canvey Island in Essex, England. The membership presently compete within the Nationwide League South, the sixth tier of English soccer, and play their residence matches at Thames Highway.

Historical past

Harmony Rangers F.C. was formally shaped in 1967 by Albert Lant, and originated from a group of boys (together with Albert’s son Steve) that performed pleasant matches throughout 1966 on a pitch alongside the Canvey Island seafront near the Harmony Seaside, therefore the identify Harmony Rangers.[1] They’re subsequently fairly presumably the one English soccer group to be particularly named after a seashore. The membership initially joined the Thundermite Boys’ Soccer League in 1967, with Albert Lant as supervisor, earlier than progressing into the Vange and District League in 1973, the place the membership gained a number of league and cup honours in a six-year interval earlier than becoming a member of the Mid-Essex League for the 1979–80 season – the membership’s first foray into Saturday soccer. At the moment fixtures have been performed at Waterside Farm, on Canvey Island. The 1978–79 season noticed Harmony Rangers grow to be the inaugural winners of the Essex Sunday Junior Trophy, defeating Bishop’s Park 4–0 in a recreation performed at Tiptree United.[2] It was not till 1985 that the membership secured land in Thames Highway, to initially develop the clubhouse and stadium.[3]

In 1988, the membership joined the Essex Intermediate League Division Two, the place they stayed for 3 seasons, profitable the title in 1990–91 on purpose distinction and gaining promotion to the Essex Senior League.[4] Harmony spent 17 seasons within the Senior League, profitable the title thrice in that interval (1997–98, 2003–04, 2007–08), with the 2007–08 championship win below the joint-management group of Danny Cowley and Danny Scopes seeing the membership gaining promotion to the Isthmian League.[4] The 2007–08 Essex Senior League profitable season was the membership’s fortieth anniversary yr, and in addition noticed the group win the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy, attain the ultimate of the Essex Senior League Cup, and in addition attain the quarter finals of the FA Vase, by which they misplaced 1–0 to Lowestoft City.[5]

The “Seaside Boys” reached the play-off ultimate of their first season (2008–09) within the Isthmian League Division One North, however misplaced 5–4 on penalties to Waltham Abbey.[6] Regardless of being touted as having vastly over-performed of their debut season at this stage, the group as soon as once more reached the play-off ultimate within the 2009–10 season, this time rising as winners, defeating Enfield City 3–1 in entrance of a crowd of 752 at Thames Highway, to achieve promotion to the Isthmian League Premier Division.[7]

Harmony had a powerful begin to life at Premier Division stage, ending in eighth place in 2010–11,[4] however this was adopted by a decrease 14th-place place for 2011–12, earlier than a resurgent 2012–13 marketing campaign noticed the group attain the Premier Division play-offs, the place they beat Wealdstone 2–1 away from residence within the semi-finals,[8] adopted by a 2–1 away win at Lowestoft City in entrance of a crowd of two,490,[9] to see the Seaside Boys earn promotion to the Convention South for the primary time of their historical past.[10] The Seaside Boys have been additionally winners of the Isthmian League Cup for 2012–13, with a 3–2 victory after further time over Dulwich Hamlet at Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium.[11]

2013–14 noticed Harmony have a profitable inaugural season at Convention South stage, ending in ninth place,[4] and in addition profitable their first ever Essex Senior Cup, defeating higher-ranked opposition Braintree City 2–1 at Dagenham & Redbridge’s Victoria Highway floor.[12]

2014–15 was additionally one other profitable season for The Seaside Boys, and included many firsts for the membership. The membership reached the primary spherical correct of the FA Cup for the primary time of their historical past, ultimately shedding 1–0 at residence to League Two aspect Mansfield City in a replay,[12] after Jordan Chiedozie’s purpose had seen the perimeters draw 1–1 within the preliminary tie.[13] Within the league, the group improved on the earlier season’s ninth-place end by securing seventh place, and in addition retained the Essex Senior Cup with a 5–0 victory over Billericay City within the ultimate,[14] once more performed at Dagenham & Redbridge, and by doing so grew to become the primary group in 15 years to win consecutive Essex Senior Cups.[15]

On the finish of the 2014–15 season, long-serving supervisor Danny Cowley departed the membership to grow to be first group supervisor at Nationwide League aspect Braintree City,[16] having gained three promotions and three cups since his appointment in 2007–08; within the course of changing into essentially the most profitable supervisor within the membership’s historical past. His youthful brother, and assistant supervisor Nicky Cowley additionally moved to Braintree to take up the put up of assistant supervisor,[17] having made 268 appearances for the membership as a participant, the bulk as membership captain,[18] earlier than making the change to a training function in late 2014.[19]

Adam Flanagan, a former Harmony participant – was appointed forward of the 2015–16 season to succeed Danny Cowley,[20] becoming a member of the Seaside Boys from Brentwood City whom he had simply guided to promotion from the Isthmian League Division One North through the play-offs, with a powerful 5–0 win over Thurrock within the play-off ultimate.[21]

In 2015–16, Harmony retained the Essex Senior Cup throughout Flanagan’s first season in cost beating Heybridge Swifts 1–0 within the ultimate at Dagenham and Redbridge’s Victoria Highway floor, and in doing so grew to become the primary group to win the cup three years in succession for 50 years.[22] This Essex Senior Cup win meant Flanagan joined solely a small group of people that have lifted the trophy as each a participant and supervisor; having additionally gained the competitors with Billericay City within the 2010–11 season.[23]

It was introduced on 26 April 2018 that Adam Flanagan would depart his put up as first group supervisor after 3 seasons within the function, with assistant supervisor & first group coach Glen Alzapiedi additionally departing following a Seventeenth-placed end that secured a 4th consecutive season of Nationwide League South soccer for ‘The Beachboys’.[24] Beneath Flanagan’s reign, the aspect completed tenth, 18th, and Seventeenth within the Nationwide League South, and reached the FA Cup 4th qualifying spherical in 2017-18, ultimately bowing out to higher-division opposition Woking in a replay.[25]

On 2 Might 2018, the membership confirmed the appointment of former Leatherhead participant/supervisor Sammy Moore because the successor to Adam Flanagan, with Jack Midson – a former teammate of Moore’s at AFC Wimbledon and in addition his participant/assistant at Leatherhead as assistant supervisor, with Darren Beale additionally becoming a member of as first group coach.[26] It was then introduced on 18 Might 2018 that Miki Hood, who had been a part of the membership’s workers below each Danny Cowley and Adam Flanagan would tackle the function of assistant first group coach to finish the membership’s new-look administration group.[27]

The membership reached the ultimate of the 2019–20 FA Trophy, shedding 0–1 to Harrogate City in a ultimate performed in Might 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[28] On 10 Might 2021, following the ultimate defeat, Antony Smith stepped down from his function as chairman after twenty one years within the function.[29] A day later, supervisor Danny Scopes additionally resigned from his place,[30] with Lee Minshull resigning from his place of assistant supervisor on 14 Might 2021.[31]

Teaching workers

Position Nationality Identify
Supervisor England Vacant
Assistant Supervisor/Participant England Vacant
First-team Coach England James Roach
Head Sports activities Therapist England Abbie Garwood


First group squad

As of 21 February 2021

Word: Flags point out nationwide group as outlined below FIFA eligibility guidelines. Gamers might maintain multiple non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Participant
GK   Chris Haigh
GK   Daniel Wilks (on mortgage from Dartford)
DF   Jack Cawley (on mortgage from Wealdstone)
DF   Tom Hanfrey
DF   Elliott Johnson
DF   Archie McFadden
DF England ENG Joe Payne
DF England ENG Aron Pollock
DF England ENG Jayden Randell
DF   Billy Roast
DF England ENG Frazer Shaw
Pos. Nation Participant
MF   James Blanchfield
MF   Ryan Charles
MF   Odei Martin Sorondo
MF England ENG Tosan Popo
MF   Jason Raad
MF   Sam Remfry
MF   Lewis Simper (on mortgage from Cambridge United)
FW   George Alexander
FW   Temi Babalola
FW England ENG Danny Inexperienced
FW   Alex Hernandez
FW Jamaica JAM Lamar Reynolds
FW   Ben Search

Out on mortgage

Word: Flags point out nationwide group as outlined below FIFA eligibility guidelines. Gamers might maintain multiple non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Participant


  • Isthmian League Premier Division[32]
    • Play-off Winners 2012–13
  • Isthmian League Division One North[32]
    • Play-off Winners 2009–10
    • Play-off Finalists 2008–09
  • Isthmian League Cup
    • Winners 2012–13
  • Essex Senior League
    • Champions 1997–98, 2003–04, 2007–08
    • Runners-up 2002–03
  • Essex Intermediate League
    • Champions 1990–91
  • Essex Senior Cup
    • Winners 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
    • Finalists 2008–09


  • FA Cup[32]
    • First Spherical 2014–15, 2020–21
  • FA Trophy
    • Runners-up 2019–20[28]
  • FA Vase
    • Quarter Finals 2007–08
  • Document attendance: 1,537 vs Mansfield City, FA Cup first spherical replay, 25 November 2014[33]

  • Official web site


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