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  1. Some Premier Division match reports so far: Premier Division Arlesey Town 1 London Colney 0 Dunstable Town 0 Crawley Green 0 Edgware Town 3 Wembley 1 Harefield United 2 Harpenden Town 1 https://www.harefieldunited.com/news/match-report-harefield-united-21-harpenden-town--2487486.html Leverstock Green 0 Colney Heath 3 http://levgreenfc.co.uk/event/191116f/ ; https://www.colneyheathfc.co.uk/Matchreport.aspx?id=262612 Newport Pagnell Town 2 Baldock Town 2 North Greenford United P Aylesbury Vale Dynamos Oxhey Jets 0 Broadfields United 0 https://www.oxheyjets.com/ Tring Athletic 1 Leighton Town 2 https://www.tafc.co.uk/report-r.php?fixture_id=3579#photos https://www.leightontownfc.co.uk/teams/11587/match-centre/0-4590048/report
  2. I see that Berkhamsted Raiders only won with the last kick, or should I say header, of the game on Saturday in the 92nd minute, they led 2-0 through two early penalties before Buckingham United netted either side of the break and had opportunities to go ahead. I wonder what has gone so horribly wrong for Berkhamstead Raiders since they started the campaign like a house on fire winning their first five league fixtures before the wheels came off at Totternhoe followed by defeats to Old Bradwell United and MK Gallacticos: http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=49144
  3. Colney Heath could be top of the table after play at Vale Farm tomorrow night: Tuesday 19 November (kick off 7.45pm unless stated) Premier Division Biggleswade United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos Leighton Town v Eynesbury Rovers London Colney v North Greenford United Oxhey Jets v Harefield United (kick off 7.30pm) Potton United v Baldock Town Wembley v Colney Heath Division One Ampthill Town v Milton Keynes Robins Enfield Borough v FC Broxbourne Borough Division One Cup Second Round Bedford v London Lions Hincingbrooke Cup First Round Stotfold P Pinchbeck United (Stotfold walkover) Hinchingbrooke Cup Quarter Final Arlesey Town v Parson Drove North Bedfordshire Charity Cup Quarter Final Langford v Biggleswade FC Wednesday 20 November – (kick off 7.45pm) Dudley Latham Memorial Premier Division Cup Second Round Tring Athletic v Newport Pagnell Town Division One Park View v Winslow United Middlesex FA Premier Cup First Round CB Hounslow United Reserves v Hillingdon Borough
  4. A groundhopper from another Forum was at this one on Saturday, results don't seem to have been affected too much by George Georgiou's departure do they although it has still left a very sour taste in the mouth: Shefford Town & Campton 0 - 1 New Salamis SSML Div 1 Admission £5; prog free An interesting looking fixture with both sides starting the season well after moving up a level. A nice new(ish) facility here. Shame about the hundreds of pot holes that litter the access road and car park.... Admission was paid from the car on entering the car park which was quite large. Certainly saw some neat football from both sides, but with little real attacking threat or goalmouth excitement. Salamis probably had the best of the first half, and went ahead right on half time. HT 0-1 The second half followed a similar pattern. Towards the end, Salamis tried to play time out to some extent, and almost paid for that. Town stepped up a gear and got their golden chance with 5 mins or so to go, the player clean through did nearly everything right, beating the keeper with the outside of his foot, but the ball struck the outside of the post. Another effort was put into the net but disallowed for offside. So Salamis just held out to take the points.
  5. I see there was an article in yesterday's Guardian about the magazine being in trouble, it's so sad isn't it that all the old fashioned football values have pretty much disappeared now and the introduction of VAR has totally ruined the game. Not a weekend goes by now without anti-VAR chants from the stands amid agonising delays over prolonged reviews that leave players and fans alike totally in the dark ahead of decisions that leave you wondering if there is much point in watching any more. Take the Tottenham v Sheffield United game last week, it took four minutes to decide that John Lundstram was offside, had he been wearing a boot size smaller he would have been level with play, that's not the beautiful game we know and love is it: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/nov/16/when-saturday-comes-everyone-who-cares-about-football
  6. Some photos from the proceedings at Cow Lane yesterday: https://www.tafc.co.uk/report-r.php?fixture_id=3579#photos
  7. A groundhopper from another Forum was at this one yesterday: Milton Keynes Robin's 4 - 3 Brimsdown (HT 1 - 1) Manor Fields, Buckinghamshire Spartan South Midlands League Division 1 (step 6) Admission £5/2.50 No programme Tea £1 Attendance 43 The entrance sign to the ground calls itself Bletchley....there is a very narrow bridge at the entrance road, meaning a one vehicle passing point. The car park is ample with the odd pot hole. The football pitch itself is to the right of The MK Irish Centre. A small hut serves instead of a turnstile. A welcome cup of tea at the hatch was had, the bar was open in the Irish centre but I didn't go inside. The game itself was entertaining. Both team benches expressed their annoyance at some of the refereeing decisions....quite loudly. This continued into the second half...by which time both teams were also berating the referee and linesmen ...I'm really not sure how at least 3 players were not sin binned for dissent!!! Towards the end of the second half with the score at 3-2 (to the hosts) a foul, which really should have been a red was awarded a yellow card from the ref.... cue.... the spectators also getting quite vocal ...towards the end MK Robins were trying their best to keep hold of possession, in order to keep the potential 3 points.... 2 more goals were scored before the final whistle was finally blown at after 5pm..... Adding to the whole enjoyment was one gentleman who brought his trombone....occasional interludes of trombone playing followed each and every goal....or near miss.
  8. Stingray from another Forum was at this one yesterday: South Midlands Division 1 LANGFORD 0-1 ST. PANTELEIMON Admission & Prog £6.00 Tea, Coffee £1.00 each Attendance h/c peaked at 55 All was calm for the majority of the first half, then the "family" with Pebbles the dog in tow turned up and the second half was played out to a cacophony of screaming brats who like the sounds of their own voices and ensured that any future visits I make will be in midweek. On the pitch, this appeared to be an away banker. St. Panteleimon have moved through the local and county leagues like a dose of salts and proudly sit at the top of the table, unbeaten thus far. However they came up against some pretty stiff opposition in Langford and despite having the majority of the possession found their efforts go high, wide or easily dealt with. Eventually they did manage to make the breakthrough during the second half while I was in the clubhouse waiting for the new tea bag to do its job.
  9. An exciting game at Elmfields Gate yesterday, with the score 1-1 deep into stoppage time Winslow United's Simon King netted just as the referee was putting the whistle to his lips: http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=49066
  10. I see two Leverstock Green players received their marching orders albeit late on with the score already 3-0 http://levgreenfc.co.uk/event/191116f/
  11. The scores on the doors: Premier Division Arlesey Town 1 London Colney 0 Dunstable Town 0 Crawley Green 0 Edgware Town 3 Wembley 1 Harefield United 2 Harpenden Town 1 Leverstock Green 0 Colney Heath 3 Newport Pagnell Town 2 Baldock Town 2 North Greenford United P Aylesbury Vale Dynamos Oxhey Jets 0 Broadfields United 0 Tring Athletic 1 Leighton Town 2 Division One Amersham Town 0 Hillingdon Borough 2 FC Broxbourne Borough 1 London Lions 2 Langford 0 St Panteleimon 1 Milton Keynes Robins 4 Brimsdown 3 Park View 0 Stotfold 3 Shefford Town & Campton 0 New Salamis 1 Winslow United 2 London Tigers 1 Division Two Berkhamsted Raiders 3 Buckingham United 2 MK Gallacticos 3 New Bradwell St Peter 3 Mursley United P Codicote Pitstone & Ivinghoe 2 Unite MK 1 Tring Corinthians AFC 4 The 61FC (Luton) 3 SSML Challenge Trophy Second Round Aston Clinton P Bedford Division Two Cup First Round Bovingdon 1 Totternhoe 2 Old Bradwell United 3 Sarratt 0 Berks & Bucks FA Senior Trophy Third Round Buckingham Athletic P Wallingford Town (waterlogged pitch)
  12. Premier Division Interval scores: Premier Division Arlesey Town 0 London Colney 0 Dunstable Town 0 Crawley Green 0 Edgware Town 1 Wembley 0 Harefield United 1 Harpenden Town 0 Leverstock Green 0 Colney Heath 1 Newport Pagnell Town 2 Baldock Town 1 North Greenford United P Aylesbury Vale Dynamos Oxhey Jets 0 Broadfields United 0 Tring Athletic 1 Leighton Town 1
  13. Clearly this afternoon's Berks & Bucks FA Senior Trophy Third Round tie at Stratford Fields wasn't able to go ahead
  14. Lets get ready to rumble folks for the 3.00pm kick off's, unfortunately the above games were called off following pitch inspections
  15. Another match programme: https://view.publitas.com/p222-14673/london-colney/page/1
  16. Two pitch inspections this morning at 10.00 and 10.30 respectively however hopefully they are just precautionary as there has been no further rain today
  17. An update on the Second Round results: Tuesday 5 November Division One Cup Second Round Amersham Town 3 London Tigers 0 https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/amershamtownfc2/teams/212727/match-centre/0-4738012/report Buckingham Athletic 5 Rayners Lane 1 http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=48677 Enfield Borough 2 Brimsdown 1 Hillingdon Borough 4 Park View 3 Winslow United 3 Milton Keynes Robins 1 http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=48681 Wednesday 6 November Division One Cup Second Round New Salamis 1 St Panteleimon 1 (after 90 mins, St Panteleimon win 6-5 on pens) Tuesday 12 November Division One Cup Second Round Ampthill Town 0 Stotfold 1 http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=48908 Tuesday 19 November Division One Cup Second Round Bedford v London Lions
  18. A bit after the Lord Mayor's Show but YouTube highlights from the embarrassing defeat at Crawley Road earlier in the campaign, it seemed ever so windy:
  19. A First Round update following this week's ties: Harpenden Town 0 Leverstock Green 2 http://levgreenfc.co.uk/event/191112f/ Hitchin Town v Welwyn Garden City (Mon 18 Nov) Potters Bar Town 0 Oxhey Jets 0 (after 90 mins, Potters Bar Town win 4-2 on pens) https://www.oxheyjets.com/ https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/pottersbartownfc/teams/111221/match-centre/0-4706764/report Royston Town 2 Berkhamsted 1 https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/berkhamstedfootballclub/teams/109087/match-centre/0-4644607/report Sawbridgeworth Town 0 Colney Heath 7 https://www.colneyheathfc.co.uk/Matchreport.aspx?id=264798 St Margaretsbury 0 Hemel Hempstead Town 2 Stevenage v Hadley (tba, at Hitchin Town FC) Tring Athletic 3 Hoddesdon Town 0 https://www.tafc.co.uk/report-r.php?fixture_id=3623 https://cdn.website-editor.net/a933347d382e46cc9d50f30604c7faa5/files/uploaded/MRC%20007%2012_11_19%20Tring%20Athletic%20HST%20a.pdf
  20. Some match programmes: Premier Division Dunstable Town v Crawley Green https://www.dunstabletownfc.co.uk/digital-programme Harefield United v Harpenden Town https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/files.pitchero.com%2Fclubs%2F18423%2F09eIz0O1QBeidmIEaUUN_Harpenden+Town+e-programme.pdf North Greenford United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/files.pitchero.com%2Fclubs%2F72218%2FGrnYzjElRECIaosCS4NB_08AylesburyValeDynamosA.pdf Tring Athletic v Leighton Town https://issuu.com/tringafc/docs/tring_athletic_fc_v_leighton_town_saturday_16th_no
  21. Some special photos here for anoraks and connoisseurs alike courtesy of 'When Saturday Comes' magazine and also a large number of links to various obscure football websites which may be of interest: https://photos.wsc.co.uk/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-49992697 https://www.wsc.co.uk/2012-07-09-10-11-16/861-links
  22. The remaining Second Round tie finally takes place tomorrow between Aston Clinton and Bedford for the right to travel to Arlesey Town in the Third Round, Aston Clinton could well make a fist of it with the McMullen Park Club not pulling up any trees this season:: http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=48970 SSML Challenge Trophy Second Round Aston Clinton v Bedford (kick off 1.45pm)
  23. A preview of this one and interview with young Winslow United custodian Mike Chalmers: http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=48992
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