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  1. Well let's be honest for a local Derby the first 89 minutes were dire and wasn't helped by their keeper continually wasting time then wallop Liam in the last minute of normal time then a big melee Bowers sending off then deliberate handball in the 100th minute in the Bowers penalty area sending off goal number 2 by Higgo,pandemonium in the Urchin end.Have not seen us outnumber the home fans since the Essex senior league days,oh yeah and we are top of the league,up the Urchins
    4 points
  2. Fantastic second half blew the hosts away Tricky first half but some how came in at the interval one up.Second half Ola gave us a different dimension and ran riot should have been 3 nil before it was 2 nil such was our superiority of our performance.Just like to add good support in numbers following the team and secondly the Lodge is some ground must be National standard so to win there makes it all the sweeter up the Urchins
    4 points
  3. cup of tea

    Drama drama drama

    Lots of pressure but nothing translating into goal opportunities but Liam is always a threat and finished from a tight angle to some of the best goal celebrations I’ve seen for a while. Bit of an altercation shortly afterwards, think there were a few high emotions around. GK really should have stayed back for the corner at the end , open invitation to attack the goal and so it proved as a handball and a foul in the same move got the pen that Sam put away with no issues. Great determination from the Urchins today and these are the sort of games that we need to convert 1 point to 3 and we did. Well done all, left it late and at 0-0 you are always worried about the opposition nicking a win. COYU
    3 points
  4. Cheers for all the insight and reviews of the game...absolutely cracking result and hard fought away win👌...Meanwhile yesterday in deepest darkest Larne...we were standing in the coldest, wettest, windiest football ground with zero cover watching our local team lose 2 nil away and the only smiles were us keeping up to date with the Urchins as always! We are due to come over next month when the double 2 day rail strikes are scheduled...should these still happen, we will be plotting all alternatives to make sure we get to the game!
    3 points
  5. Well what can I add. I thought Ollie and lewwis were superb as a two in midfield, the front 4 were outstanding, and so solid at the back . well done to mark and the whole squad
    3 points
  6. Goiás 0 v 1 São Paulo (Sunday night some time or other*) Bournemouth 2 v 1 Everton Newcastle Utd 2 v 1 Chelsea Carshalton 1 v 3Enfield Town Aveley 0 v 2 Hornchurch Attendance : 453 Contingency: Internacional 1 v 2 Palmeiras Thanks Jago!
    3 points
  7. Massive win for us , we are really down to the bare bones in terms of players with both Sam and Liam out , with Charlie and Toby leading the line. The whole team worked so hard today against a determined Wingate side. Tight first half, creating chances second half and they eventually paid off. Decent support from us today. We’ve threatened to go top on a couple of occasions recently but today it’s happened (yes it all depends who’s top at the end of the season but this does signal that we’re in the race) Well done guys COYU
    3 points
  8. Paul C has been slogging away for all 18 seasons of the PL’s tedious illustrious existence. Count ‘em Paul. In that time he has plumbed the depths (bottom of Div 2 just three seasons ago), felt the heartache (runner up to Wivenhoe – yes, Wivenhoe! in 2019), but never quite had the stamina (or indeed competence) to lift the trophy. Well now that is finally put to bed. A solid 8-4 win over his only challenger Blackballed means we can finally crown him CHAMPION. Seeing as Paul has the best attack and tightest defence across both divisions I think even the most curmudgeonly among you (you know who you are) will agree it is very well deserved. So well done Paul, and hard lines Blackballed. One day your time may come! And so, with one week still to play, interest now turns to the relegation and play-offs places. Only Fat Tom is definitely down. It would have helped if he’d remembered to predict this week as his "Barmy Army" mate UrchinYid was there for the taking. COYS needs a miracle to stay up but everyone else up to and including me in 6th place can still go down – this is what having 4 up and 4 down is all about – cliff-hanger til the end. Baby Jago, with 120 goals, claims he is particularly hard done by to be in the mix, but with a shocking 133 conceded he clearly needs a defensive overhaul over the Christmas break. Just as long as he doesn’t expect me to fund it. The auto-promotion spots are still not secure (excepting the imperious Ozz of course). Wivenhoe and Dinamo can still jump ahead of CuppaTea and Clive – while Lord Upminster or Urchin Queen can still sneak in ahead of MikeMike or Mick The Bat for the other playoff spots. And if “the Queen” goes on a huge goal spree they could both be replaced. (OK so that’s unlikely). It’s terribly exciting innit? Oh yeah, and Alarm Clock to Fat Tom, Golden Boot to MikeMike, and Lucky B@stard to Urchin Yid. Here we go: FA TROPHY DIVISION FA VASE DIVISION NEXT WEEK - The final round - Sat 10 December by 11:30 please Pick the scores on this lot: Perth Glory v Western United (11:30) Swansea v Norwich Blackpool v Birmingham C Boreham Wood v Sahfend Hornchurch v Kingstonian Attendance : Contingency: Forest G Rovs v Cheltenham (“El Glostico”!) Toodle pip, and good luck. Jago
    2 points
  9. I overestimated Potters Bar before kick off personally I thought they were awful today, top of the league as well massive statement from us today hot on the tails of the league leaders on our day we are very good and we turned up up the Urchins
    2 points
  10. Rhodes

    Bedford FC

    Here are the live stream highlights from the comfortabIe 4-0 win yesterday over London Tigers:
    2 points
  11. I'm still buzzing, a great team performance by all. Our front line today were unbelievable, many a time have I been critical of Charlie, but today I have to say the boy played well. Both Sam and Liam were brilliant. Liam was at his best, when he was not upfront he was running back and covering. Back four, Kenny is now playing like the player I've always thought he is, great to have Micky back at his best, I can't fought any of the team today. Just to say I don't often post on here about our games but today I just had to. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
    2 points
  12. This ground is jinxed , we rarely do well here. Decent goal by Sam but not getting that second is always dangerous and so it proved. Loads of pressure at the end but couldn’t get that winner. 4th of 6 games away , tricky one up next but we are clearing our difficult away games out of the way which will benefit us in the new year. Still a good position to be in, COYU
    2 points
  13. Great tactical decision to put Mickey centre back instead of Remi who has played there of late. Left Remi to remain LB to take on their pacy winger who he had the better of before Nathan’s injury and Mickey played superbly
    2 points
  14. Great squad performance. Just goes to show what a strong bench can do to change a game. Very good defensively first half ( Micky was superb ) after slotting into CB after Nathan’s unfortunate injury early on . Then a master class of attacking football in the 2nd half. COYU
    2 points
  15. Good solid performance. Restricted Carshalton to a handful of chances. We were also helped by a couple of massive defensive cock-ups by the home side. Somehow I doubt that their centre back Bradley Williams will want this game on his highlight reel!
    2 points
  16. It was very comfortable. Three well worked goals. On another day Charlie Stimson could have had a hatrick of headed goals as well. Regent were largely chasing shadows although a bright period for 15 or so minutes at beginning of 2nd half. I understand that they were playing some U-23 players which likely contributed if true. Ball kind of wriggled under Lamar's arm for their goal from shot through crowded box. Had been hoping to see Ellis Brown as he seemed optimistic on Saturday. Main thing is we're in the hat for some unknown date in the future (Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as FA Cup/Trophy) and also keeping up winning ways.
    2 points
  17. paokman

    Long trip for Romford

    Romford have been drawn away to Jersey Bulls in the next round of the FA Vase
    1 point
  18. Rhodes

    Bedford FC

    We seem to have forgotten that there is a League fixture tomorrow evening at Thame United Reserves which means there wiII be a Iive stream: https://www.realbedford.com/live-stream
    1 point
  19. Rhodes

    Bedford FC

    See a report on the tie, what a 'cuIture shock' for Rob SincIair's men who wiII now traveI to AFC Caddington in the Quarter FinaIs of the competition: Bedford Win Opening Game of County Cup against a Resilient Flitwick Town | Real Bedford FC | Running Bitcoin
    1 point
  20. Raingod

    ETFC 0 - 1 BSFC

    A very frustrating day yesterday .. and could have major rammifications on our season,,, first half I thought we were pretty poor .. they seemed to dominate possession and Nathan was far busier .. don't get why with the players at our disposal we can't hold the ball more Only real chance I remember was when we crossed it across goal but no one was there to tap it in ... Taaffe has been on great form- in my view was our best player at Haringey, but he wasn't as effectual yesterday. And Lyle - on his day arguably our best player and I love him playing for us - but he didn't have a good game - I think he misplaced the first 5 or 6 times he had the ball ... I didn't see the 2nd half incident - will explain why below - but as I understand it the Stortford player punched our player first - and regardless in a brawl like that how can you penalise one side more than the other? Ironically this stirred up the players and the crowd and we had our best spell - Cass had a shot well saved, then a header from the corner, then he shot wide in what seemed like a great chance .. I wouldn't call it outstanding though (see David S post match interview with Andy) The disallowed goal was the right call - Wordsworth bundled the keeper over - I was right there - and the Cold End has tweeted footage that shows this .. and then got a booking for kicking the keeper's water bottle away I get why you would sub Cunns - probably need our fastest fittest players on the pitch, and with Cass away soon makes sense to protect him - but to me keeping him on for long punts would have made sense .. Good to see Sam back after injury and doing his absolute best to salvage something from the game Overall though they deserved it .. I'll be interesting to see whether we appeal or not any of the reds - if they are just then extremely unprofessional of us - I have never seen both centre backs sent off at the same time in an off the ball incident! And Wordsworth who slotted into defence when we were down to 9 being sent off at the final whistle seems to be a stupid action .. and I believe Andy's was for swearing at the ref - again unecessary .. Apparently the suspensions won't kick in til after Aveley on Friday, and Potters Bar are hopefully going to implode having lost their manager and lost 5-2 yesterday .. but this is now an even trickier month .. days after we release Nathan and Ryan K we have only 1 centre back for 3 games? If Nathan has been training with us then surely get him straight back? If not we need a CB and quick - dont believe we've had any youths on the bench that could step up? Loved the Cass interview in the programme yesterday and his commitment to Enfield - I think he is now in my all time favourite ETFC XI after less than a season with us! And the reason I missed the sending offs was because I spent over FORTY minutes in the queue for food - if you are going to have a lunchtime kick off then expect to have more people buying! Lots of moaning and people walking away from the queue - and you cant see the game properly for where it is positioned - llots of lost income yesterday .. So a bad day but hopefully Aveley on Friday will get us back on track ...
    1 point
  21. Rhodes

    Bedford FC

    The next home fixture that wiII see some pre-Christmas activities in the CIubhouse beforehand as weII as a 'Bitcoin Meetup': Real Bedford v Amersham Town | Real Bedford FC | Running Bitcoin
    1 point
  22. RallyInRaleigh

    Bedford FC

    Brutal! Gotta follow the rules but that stinks. Was enjoying getting cracks at the top flight teams.
    1 point
  23. We were efficient rather than thrilling. W&F offered nothing up front. Lots of good, solid individual performances, no-one particularly outstanding. The general consensus was that Joe Payne was MOM, but it could have been anyone of about six!
    1 point
  24. Rhodes

    Bedford FC

    Bedford Ladies entertain Harlow Town Ladies this afternoon in what should be an interesting Eastern Region Women's League Premier Division encounter. There is huge potential for the Ladies to progress a lot further under the leadership of Real Bedford Chairman Peter McCormack as they were just left 'to rot' when under the Bedford Town umbrella and going nowhere, you really have to hand it to Mr McCormack don't you for what he has already achieved at McMullen Park in a short space of time, it's truly incredible:
    1 point
  25. Every single player was outstanding. I guess it is natural to up your game against the league leaders, or maybe it was a reaction to the somewhat insipid performance against Brightlingsea. I concur with Dibs that Charlie had perhaps the best game he has had in a long while, I don't think he lost a single header as the target man for Joe Wright to find and then there was the essence of Dennis Bergcamp just before the foul for the penalty. I liked the improvised routine for the 12 yard indirect free kick because I can't believe that is a training routine as you just never see those given (I'm not even sure it was a pass back). Can't understand why the ref made them do it twice but even after a rehearsal Potters Bar defence were helpless against the power of Sam's shot. I was greedily desperate for Sam to also get a hat-trick because double hat-tricks are also a very rare sight. I would imagine that the rest of our league were watching out for this result as top-of-the-table clashes always bring interest and I suspect there are a few nervy teams out there tonight. If it wasn't for the penalty decisions against us that was a comprehensive 5-0 thrashing. I hope that the same level of performance can be repeated next week against Bowers as they have also been a bit of a bogey team in recent seasons. "Top of the League" has such a nice ring to it and having been there already this season it would be nice to do it again.
    1 point
  26. cup of tea

    Hat

    Did someone leave a Hornchurch bobble hat today ? If so I’ve got it. Will liaise with other the club shop for someone to pick it up thanks
    1 point
  27. Did anyone else go last night? Competitive game, we should have finished it with numerous chances. Sad way to go out with a retaken penalty. Few handbags after the penalties to liven things up. Think Andy and one of our other coaches received yellows after the game. Was sat near the assessor who didn't want to comment on Joe Payne being kicked in the foot off the ball. I honestly don't think in the past 5 years I've ever seen us defend the counter attack well....summed up by their first equaliser direct from our corner. It is so easy for us to be opened up.
    1 point
  28. RallyInRaleigh

    Bedford FC

    No doubt the contagion effect between various exchanges and lending companies (FTX, Gemini Earn, Blockfi to name a few) make things interesting going forward. I don't think this at all impacts their current campaign or Peters long term interest in the club. His stated goal is National League in ten years time. That's an uphill climb regardless of the industry but not impossible. Take it one year at a time. I do think this latest problem in the broader crypto (not specifically bitcoin) market is if he can continue to bring in big sponsorship dollars from companies that are seemingly all taking a hit simultaneously. His primary sponsors have been largely clear of issues so far, save BlockFi. Still, it's a concern. Personally, if a crook is running rampant like SBF was at FTX, better to find him today than tomorrow. Though, obviously, you wish it were better regulated to prevent this! I was fortunate to not really lose much here but there are millions of people feeling absolutely devastated right now. It stinks.
    1 point
  29. Many congratulations to Ollie Bayliss and his BBC Three Counties Radio Non League Show for being nominated for Radio Show of the Year again at the Football Supporters Association (FSA) Awards, the only non National Radio Show on the short list. Ollie and his wife were in attendance at the star studded event on Monday evening at the plush Nobu Hotel in London: https://thefsa.org.uk/news/fsa-awards-2022-de-bruyne-mead-win-major-supporter-honours/
    1 point
  30. The resuIts: Wednesday 16 November Premier Division St Panteleimon 2 Leverstock Green 1 Division One Eaton Socon 1 Burton Park Wanderers 1
    1 point
  31. That decision was key to us winning, they would have eventually scored down their right with the crosses coming in
    1 point
  32. I think the best performance of the season so far. Carshalton came out for the second half and seemed to have had a rollicking in the dressing room. We conceded a goal down the right side of the pitch and I think most of us were worried how the game would now unfold. However, around 2-3 minutes later an own goal, which must go down as the best (siliest) own goal of the season, put us back with a safety cushion. I thought that the rest of the second half we never seemed in danger and had a deserved win. What was good to see was Della Verde getting to the bye line and working up a good relationship with Payne (?) our right back who is not afraid to come forward and looks the part.
    1 point
  33. Fantastic performance First half was dominated by the hosts but we had a few chances and kept in the game before the penalty. Keeper was in my opinion lucy to not be sent off as he made no attempt to play the ball but fouled toby instead. Ola coming on at half time really changed the game with his pace and the extra width and the whole team led by Munns and spence piled on the pressure to create chances which both Parcell and spence took advantage of with their goals Fantastic performance all round and we keep the momentum to stay up the top . Up the Urchins
    1 point
  34. cup of tea

    Aveley 1 Hx 0

    Tight game , thought we were the better team second half, they caught us on a breakaway , decent goal. Gets a tough fixture out of the way and we’re still in the mix COYU
    1 point
  35. El Classico,this has all the makings of 2 two title chasing sides slugging it out a game that could go either way tbh so sitting on the fence here 2 all and a monster crowd 800 +,first birthday party beckons so I got to sit this one out,up the Urchins
    1 point
  36. Rhodes

    Bedford FC

    HighIights from the 9-0 rout on Saturday over beIeaguered Raunds Town:
    1 point
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