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Tonights games

 

Badshot Lea v Horley Town

Spelthorne Sports v Staines Town

Ashford Town (middx) v Fleet Town

Bedfont Sports v Hanwell Town

Camberley Town v Hartley Wintney

Farnham Town v Mole Valley

Molesey v Epsom and Ewell

Windsor v Highmoor Ibis

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As I write Molesey have advised us that the frost has gone from the pitch, so presume that the pitch is currently playable and it will probably be a game time decision by the match ref when they get there.


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A tweet from Middx FA states that both Bedfont Sports v Hanwell and Spelthorne v Staines Town are ON.

 

Still best to check before travel I would think.

 

Many Thanks.

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Farnham v MVSCR OFF

Still cannot understand why the referee called the game off???

 

Pitch, for once was definitely playable and the ref and the female assistant were in agreement to play the game and then one of the 'older generation' assistants arrived............spoke to the ref................game off!!!  Then stood there saying it was the refs decision; he must think we cannot see and hear what was being discussed!  Obviously the cold was affecting him!?!  Wish for once that someone from the league was in attendance to give an opinion. 

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Aldershot Senior Cup   Camberley 4 Hartley Wintney 1 F/T from twitter.

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SSC Moles 3-1 Epsom & E

Div 1 Chessy 0-2 Epsom Ath

 

Ashford 1-3 Fleet

Bedfont 0-4 Hanwell

Spelly 0-2 Staines

Edited by Chris Clapham

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Fantastic performance from Windsor tonight.

 

I was expecting a bit of a rough ride but we completely dominated them. Could have been 10 but for Highmoor's keeper. I assume that was a weakened team they put out but that wouldn't take anything much away from an excellent win.

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Bedfont Sports 0 Hanwell Town 4 (Headcount Around 25)

 

OG Num 5, Con.Duffy, G.Davis, T.Inch (First Goal For The Club I Think)

 

We should have scored more goals tonite to be honest but the Bedfont keeper made some good saves and we didn't make the most of some good chances. But we were by far the better team against a young looking Bedfont Sports team who did look decent when they were on the attack but very weak when they had to defend.

 

Its a shame that the very nice new stand behind the goal was not in use :shrug:   as The Hanwell Town Massive wanted to sit or should I say stand in it and sing :woot: Get the stand open as its a waste to have it looked up :grumble:

 

The pitch was a bit heavy in places but held up well to be honest :clap:

 

The programme was p*ss poor  :grumble:  but they have a nice clubhouse with plenty of TVs :thumbsup:

 

Was told by three different Bedfont Sports people tonite before the game that they didn't give a sh*t about the Middlesex Cup :rolleyes:

 

Anyway good luck to Bedfont Sports FC for the rest of the season.

 

:seeyah:

Edited by Savagebee

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The match report from our defeat at Molesey is here:

 

http://www.eefconline.co.uk/LCN139.html

 

Molesey are a very good side. They wore us down and although two late goals were harsh on us, over the ninety minutes it was a fair score line. Good luck to them in the next round.

 

 

Savagebee, why are you having a go at Bedfont Sports about their programme? Why would any club produce a sizeable issue when so many games are in doubt?

 

Maybe you have delusions of grandeur now you are up in Step Four but don't forget where you came from and where Hanwell have been for all but one year of their existence.

 

You do raise one interesting point however, regarding County Cups. They have become massively devalued in recent years and to use Surrey as an example, everyone remaining in it with exception of Met Police are step four or five now. Whilst it does give clubs of our level an opportunity to win a competition that would have been beyond their reach in the past, it is not so long ago that the big boys were exempt, ensuring more qualifying matches and a genuine sense of achievement when you reached the last 16 and a guaranteed decent crowd. Additionally, it wasn't such a drain on fixtures for the bigger clubs as two wins got you to the Semi Finals. Nowadays it can be four which is often why you see higher ranked sides rotating their squad for these matches.

 

Clearly something needs to be done here and I would start by bringing the fixtures back to a Saturday. Yes the games are local and it may appear logical to play them midweek, but we are losing the tradition a bit and these competitions will soon be placed in the same category as the Southern Combination Cup; a nicely run event and a piece of silverware that you'd like to win, but only if you have nothing else important to worry about.

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On how many Saturdays have you been without a game this season Rich?

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I think four, Chris, plus two others that have been filled by rearrangements.

 

Two of those were Eversley related, but my point is that we all managed back in the day and many leagues had 22 then.

 

Of course this leads to the argument about whether the CCL is too big with 22 and whether it should be 20 but that's a different subject for another forum thread.

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I can't say I've ever been convinced by county/senior/ whatever they decide to call them cups. The romantic notion of them is often far removed from the reality and serve only to cause fixture congestion and take up dates which could be used for league games,

 

OK, if you get to play someone you don't usually meet, that might nudge you from slumber, but you'll be more likely to see weakened sides playing in games some would rather not.

 

Some might say is the only chance some will ever get to involved in winning anything, but does that really mean much to many of the clubs who enter teams into the competitions?

 

Fewer competitions, more chance of finishing the season on time and less of having to field four teams in seven days.

 

Just an opinion, of course.

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An opportunity for County FAs to make some money and for the match officials to charge over the odds. Ask anyone who was at the Berks & Bucks last season and they will all say the official attendance was way lower than the actual number who turned up.

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Match Officials charging over the Odds,always thought Referees and Assistants did County Cup Finals for Free.It is an honour to be selected,surely.Do Clubs charge the County FA's for the use of their Ground? Or maybe they give it free of charge for the honour of being selected.

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If someone gave me the choice of finishing top 6 or reaching/winning a county or league cup final I would take the latter all day.

I can understand the Premier League club's stance re domestic cups because there is increasing prize money depending how high you finish in the leagues.

Reaching our league cup final a couple of years ago was the catalyst for us avoiding a relegation place; it kept our season, and players, going.

However, I don't doubt that the SSC needs "jazzing up" a bit; perhaps the final could be held at a football league ground for a start?

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