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Hertfordshire Senior Challenge Cup – 2019/20

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Hertfordshire Senior Challenge Cup draw

First Round (ties scheduled for the week of 11 Nov)

Harpenden Town v Leverstock Green 

Hitchin Town v Welwyn Garden City 

Potters Bar Town v Oxhey Jets 

Royston Town v Berkhamsted

Sawbridgeworth Town v Colney Heath 

St Margaretsbury v Hemel Hempstead Town

Stevenage v Hadley

Tring Athletic v Hoddesdon Town   

(byes: Baldock Town, Bishop’s Stortford, Boreham Wood, Cheshunt, Kings Langley, St Albans City, London Colney, Ware)

http://www.hertfordshirefa.com/cups-and-competitions/cups/2019-2020/senior-challenge-cup/fixtures

 

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The Second Round pre-draw, why don't the Herts FA simply hand the trophy to Stevenage, it would save playing 23 ties in all:

Baldock Town v Kings Langley

Cheshunt v Sawbridgeworth Town or Colney Heath 

Harpenden Town or Leverstock Green v Hitchin Town or Welwyn Garden City 

London Colney v Tring Athletic or Hoddesdon Town   

Potters Bar Town or Oxhey Jets v St Margaretsbury or Hemel Hempstead Town

Royston Town or Berkhamsted v Boreham Wood

St Albans v Bishop's Stortford

Ware v Stevenage or Hadley 

http://www.hertfordshirefa.com/cups-and-competitions/cups/2019-2020/senior-challenge-cup

Edited by Rhodes

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Dates for all the First Round ties:

Hertfordshire Senior Challenge Cup draw

First Round (ties scheduled for the week of 11 Nov)

Harpenden Town v Leverstock Green (Tue 12 Nov)

Hitchin Town v Welwyn Garden City (Mon 11 Nov)

Potters Bar Town v Oxhey Jets (Tue 12 Nov)

Royston Town v Berkhamsted (Tue 5 Nov)

Sawbridgeworth Town v Colney Heath (Tue 12 Nov)

St Margaretsbury v Hemel Hempstead Town (Tue 12 Nov)

Stevenage v Hadley (Wed 6 Nov)

Tring Athletic v Hoddesdon Town (Tue 12 Nov)

http://www.hertfordshirefa.com/cups-and-competitions/cups/2019-2020/senior-challenge-cup/fixtures

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Four First Round ties tomorrow evening involving SSML Club's:

Harpenden Town v Leverstock Green (Tue 12 Nov)

Hitchin Town v Welwyn Garden City (Mon 11 Nov)

Potters Bar Town v Oxhey Jets (Tue 12 Nov)

Royston Town 2 Berkhamsted 1

https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/berkhamstedfootballclub/teams/109087/match-centre/0-4644607/report

Sawbridgeworth Town v Colney Heath (Tue 12 Nov)

St Margaretsbury v Hemel Hempstead Town (Tue 12 Nov)

Stevenage P Hadley (tba, at Hitchin Town FC)

Tring Athletic v Hoddesdon Town (Tue 12 Nov)

 

 

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This evening's Hertfordshire FA Senior Challenge Cup First Round results:

Hertfordshire FA Senior Challenge Cup First Round  

Harpenden Town 0 Leverstock Green 2  

https://twitter.com/Harpenden_Town?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

Potters Bar Town 0 Oxhey Jets 0 (after 90 mins, Potters Bar Town win 4-2 on pens)  

https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/match/2019-2020/hertfordshire-county-cup/potters-bar-town/oxhey-jets/165861

Sawbridgeworth Town 0 Colney Heath 7  

St Margaretsbury 0 Hemel Hempstead Town 2 

Tring Athletic 3 Hoddesdon Town 0

https://issuu.com/tringafc/docs/tring_athletic_fc_v_hoddesdon_town_tuesday_novembe

 

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Second Round

Baldock Town v Kings Langley (@ Kings Langley FC)

Cheshunt v Colney Heath

Leverstock Green v Hitchin Town or Welwyn Garden City

London Colney v Tring Athletic

Potters Bar Town v Hemel Hempstead Town

Royston Town v Boreham Wood

St Albans City 3 Bishop's Stortford 1

Ware v Stevenage or Hadley

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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

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Two Second Round ties this evening involving SSML Club's, Tring Athletic and Kings Langley should comfortably progress to the Quarter Finals:

Second Round

Baldock Town v Kings Langley (at Kings Langley FC) (Tue 10 Dec)

Cheshunt v Colney Heath (Tue 17 Dec)

Leverstock Green v Hitchin Town (Tue 17 Dec)

London Colney v Tring Athletic (Tue 10 Dec)

Potters Bar Town v Hemel Hempstead Town (Tue 17 Dec)

Royston Town v Boreham Wood (Tue 10 Dec)

St Albans City 3 Bishop's Stortford 1

https://www.bsfc.co.uk/event/st-albans-v-bsfc/

https://www.stalbanscityfc.com/event/st-albans-city-vs-bishops-stortford-05112019/

Ware v Stevenage or Hadley

Quarter Final draw

London Colney or Tring Athletic v Cheshunt or Colney Heath

St Albans City v Royston Town or Boreham Wood

Potters Bar Town or Hemel Hempstead Town v Leverstock Green or Hitchin

Baldock Town or Kings Langley v Ware or Stevenage or Hadley

http://www.hertfordshirefa.com/cups-and-competitions/cups/2019-2020/senior-challenge-cup/fixtures

 

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On 10/12/2019 at 17:19, Rhodes said:

Second Round

Baldock Town v Kings Langley (at Kings Langley FC) (Tue 10 Dec)

London Colney v Tring Athletic (Tue 10 Dec)

Royston Town v Boreham Wood (Tue 10 Dec)

The two second round ties involving SSML Club's were called off on Tuesday evening and will now be played next month:

Baldock Town P Kings Langley (at Kings Langley FC) (Tue 7 Jan)

London Colney P Tring Athletic (Tue 21 Jan)

Royston Town 4 Boreham Wood 0

https://www.royston-crow.co.uk/sport/royston-town-fc/royston-cruise-in-herts-senior-cup-with-comfortable-win-over-national-league-boreham-wood-1-6420716

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Two mouth watering Second Round ties tomorrow evening weather permitting:

Hertfordshire FA Senior Challenge Cup Second Round

Cheshunt v Colney Heath
Leverstock Green v Hitchin Town

 

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Only Cheshunt and Colney Heath went ahead last night and London Colney or Tring Athletic won't be looking forward to entertaining the Theobalds Lane club in the Quarter Final. Cheshunt led 1-0 at the interval and it was only on 77 minutes that they extended that lead and then made it 3-0 on 84 minutes, Colney Heath were awarded a consolation penalty shortly before the end of the proceedings which Dan Westmore converted after George Devine hit the post, Cheshunt were reduced to ten men following the penalty when Joe Re un-necessarily handled on the goal line:

Hertfordshire FA Senior Challenge Cup Second Round

Cheshunt 3 Colney Heath 1 (attendance 83)

 

Cheshunt FC 3-1 Colney Heath FC (17-12-19)

 

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Two Second Round ties this evening, London Colney and Tring Athletic meet at Cotlandswick on Tuesday 21 January:

Hertfordshire FA Senior Challenge Cup Second Round

Kings Langley v Baldock Town

Leverstock Green v Hitchin Town

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Baldock Town were desparately unlucky last night at the Orbital Fasteners Stadium to bow out of the Hertfordshire FA Senior Challenge Cup however they did so with their heads held sky high against Step 3 opposition. As expected Leverstock Green went down 2-0 to Hitchin Town at Pancake Lane:
 
Hertfordshire FA Senior Challenge Cup Second Round
Kings Langley 1 Baldock Town 1 (after 90 mins, King Langley win 4-3 on pens)
Leverstock Green 0 Hitchin Town 2

 

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13 hours ago, Rhodes said:
Hertfordshire FA Senior Challenge Cup Second Round
Leverstock Green 0 Hitchin Town 2

Hertspireite from another Forum was at Pancake Lane on Tuesday evening:

Leverstock Green (Spartan Premier - tier 9) 0 - 2 Hitchin Town (Southern Premier Central - tier 7) HT 0 - 0
Hertfordshire Senior Cup - Round 2
Pancake Lane
Admission £7/4, Programme £1, Tea £1.20
Attendance 40...(although I counted nearer to 70)

The car park was full when I arrived, but there was plenty of street parking outside. A main brick built club house down the left hand side of the pitch housing the bar and toilets and the tea hatch opened out on to the pitch side. Outside there were some open air benches. Opposite side of the pitch was a covered stand with green plastic flip seats.
The pitch is very slightly down hill, looking nice and green at the start, but recent rain had made it very sticky, and it looked hard work for the players. Not a very inspiring first half making it goal less at halftime and the prevailing wind was having an effect. Hitchin took the lead after the interval, and Jake Hutchinson managed to convert a penalty making it a 2 goal lead.

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London Colney take on Tring Athletic this evening in a delayed Second Round tie due to a number of postponements, the winners, or should I say Tring Athletic, will entertain Cheshunt in the Quarter Finals:

Tuesday 21 January
Hertfordshire FA Senior Challenge Cup Second Round
London Colney v Tring Athletic
 

Quarter Final draw

London Colney or Tring Athletic v Cheshunt

St Albans City v Royston Town

Potters Bar Town or Hemel Hempstead Town v Hitchin

Kings Langley v Ware or Stevenage

http://www.hertfordshirefa.com/cups-and-competitions/cups/2019-2020/senior-challenge-cup/fixtures

 

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23 hours ago, Rhodes said:

London Colney take on Tring Athletic this evening in a delayed Second Round tie due to a number of postponements, the winners, or should I say Tring Athletic, will entertain Cheshunt in the Quarter Finals:

 

Wrong again

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48 minutes ago, Karen Browne said:

Wrong again

Karen - I hold my hands up, well done to London Colney who will now entertain Cheshunt

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An update, good luck to London Colney tomorrow evening:

Quarter Final ties

London Colney v Cheshunt (Tue 18 Feb)

St Albans City 2 Royston Town 0

https://www.stalbanscityfc.com/event/st-albans-city-vs-royston-town-11022020/

Hemel Hempstead Town 3 Hitchin 2

https://www.hemelfc.com/teams/3808/match-centre/0-4817121/report

https://hitchintownfc.club/event/hemel-hempstead-town-vs-hitchin-town/

Kings Langley v Ware or Stevenage

 

Billede

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A comfortable evening for Cheshunt at Cotlandswick as they progress to host Hemel Hempsted Town in the Semi Final with goals on 44 and 57 minutes from Reece Beckles-Richards. Kings Langley or Stevenage host St Albans City in the other Semi Final, Stevenage won 5-1 at Ware last night in the Quarter Final:

https://cheshuntfc.com/match-report-london-colney-fc-0-2-cheshunt-fc/

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Although the SSML no longer have an involvement in the Hertfordshire FA Senior Challenge Cup, I see there is still hope of completing the competition, and the Kings Langley v Hemel Hempstead Town Final, according to a recent news release on the Hertfordshire FA website. Leverstock Green, Tring Athletic, London Colney, Colney Heath, Harpenden Town, Oxhey Jets and Baldock Town represented the SSML in the competition that was first contested in the 1886/87 campaign and, disappointingly, all fell before the Quarter Final stage apart from London Colney who lost 2-0 to Cheshunt at Cotlandswick on a wet 18 February evening with the visitors Reece Beckles-Richards netting twice. The game was remembered for a miss by London Colney's Marco Faria of Ronnie Rosenthal proportions with ten minutes remaining that would have set up a grandstand finish with Ken Charlery's men arguably the better team on the night. 

Keeping you updated on the impact of Coronavirus on Hertfordshire football

UPDATED 20/04/2020 13:00

Following the Government’s announcement for people to stop unnecessary travel and avoid social contact where possible, we are advising that all grassroots football in Hertfordshire is postponed for the foreseeable future.

This includes matches, friendlies, training and any other football activity not compatible with following the Government guidance. In light of the current situation you should also be aware that any such activity may not be covered by your insurance at this time.

We will continue to monitor developments and work closely with our stakeholders across the game.

Further updates will be added to this page as appropriate.

Concluding the Current Season

The FA has released a statement on how the 2019-20 season will be concluded in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which you can read here. This decision has now been endorsed by FA Council. We are in contact with all Hertfordshire leagues to support them in determining how to close out thier current competitions and have provided them with guidance on how this can be done. With regards to County Cups, we have yet to make a final decision as to whether it will be possible for these competitions to be completed.

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Disappointing news to report that the Hertfordshire FA have decided that it will not be possible to conclude any of their County Cup competitions for 2019/20, the Hertfordshire Senior Challenge Cup is therefore declared null and void:

Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 this season's Hertfordshire FA County Cups have been declared null and void

After careful consideration we have concluded that it will not be possible to complete our 2019/20 County Cup competitions in light of the Coronavirus outbreak and that as a result these have been declared null and void.

In a joint statement issued with our Competitions Committee, Hertfordshire FA Chair Graham Phillips said:

"COVID-19 has had a drastic impact on all of us not only football and has left us to come to terms with the loss of the ability to enjoy family and leisure activities we all took for granted and are now having to adjust to a different lifestyle choices, albeit for the right reasons. Government and Public Health England are updating on a daily basis the developments of the virus and we are all too aware of their message ‘Stay Home, Save Lives and Protect the NHS.’

There are still many uncertainties which have even developed during the lockdown and no indication when the ongoing and necessary social distancing measures can be removed to the point where football can safely resume.

Whilst there was a genuine desire to do everything we could to find a way of playing these Competitions the true reality of the situation was that there were too many unknowns to make this a viable option and we felt that the County Cups were not the primary consideration for participants at the moment.

When coming to any decision we realise that it is impossible to that will please everybody and sympathise with the teams that will miss out on the chance of playing in a Final at Hertfordshire FA. However, it should be realised that the decision was not taken lightly and was made in the best interests of everyone involved in football.

I hope you and your families are staying safe and we look forward to seeing you all playing and participating in football as and when it is safe to do so."

Further details of the considerations behind this decision can be found in the full statement which can be downloaded via the link below.

Statement: Conclusion of County Cups 2019/20

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An added 'footnote' has come with the Hertfordshire FA's decision to null and void their 2019/20 County Cup Competitions whereby finalists, where already known, will be declared joint winners, therefore the joint winners of the Senior Challenge Cup this season are Kings Langley and Hemel Hempstead Town who were due to contest the Final:

Due to the un-precedented impact of COVID-19 this season's Hertfordshire FA County Cups have been declared null and void.

After careful consideration we have concluded that it will not be possible to complete our 2019/20 County Cup competitions in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. As a result these have been declared null and void, with finalists, where these were known, being declared 'joint winners'.

In a joint statement issued with our Competitions Committee, Hertfordshire FA Chair Graham Phillips said:

"COVID-19 has had a drastic impact on all of us not only football and has left us to come to terms with the loss of the ability to enjoy family and leisure activities we all took for granted and are now having to adjust to a different lifestyle choices, albeit for the right reasons. Government and Public Health England are updating on a daily basis the developments of the virus and we are all too aware of their message ‘Stay Home, Save Lives and Protect the NHS.’

There are still many uncertainties which have even developed during the lockdown and no indication when the ongoing and necessary social distancing measures can be removed to the point where football can safely resume.

Whilst there was a genuine desire to do everything we could to find a way of playing these Competitions the true reality of the situation was that there were too many unknowns to make this a viable option and we felt that the County Cups were not the primary consideration for participants at the moment.

When coming to any decision we realise that it is impossible to that will please everybody and sympathise with the teams that will miss out on the chance of playing in a Final at Hertfordshire FA. However, it should be realised that the decision was not taken lightly and was made in the best interests of everyone involved in football.

I hope you and your families are staying safe and we look forward to seeing you all playing and participating in football as and when it is safe to do so."

Further details of the considerations behind this decision can be found in the full statement which can be downloaded via the link below.

Statement: Conclusion of County Cups 2019/20

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