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Photographs from a SSML Premier Division fixture, at Cow Lane on Tuesday 5 April 2016, between Tring Athletic and Stotfold resulting in a 1-1 stalemate, Stotfold took the lead on 55 minutes however Chris Stapleton equalised for the hosts with ten minutes remaining in what was a pretty uneventful end of season encounter: 

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As an ex committee member of tring myself I will have my two peneth worth to this debate an email with documents that were gonna be presented to the egm at the end of February , was sent to all c

It’s all hit the fan because of him Rhodes as far as I see it, he left well before Xmas I think,   Let’s see what happens next, I fear he has had his nose put out of joint and will continue with a tak

https://mobile.twitter.com/tringathletic/status/1273929565686181888

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TringArmy - That's great, thanks, the crowd figure could have been a bit more couldn't it on a warm Sunday afternoon even though the report says the game was 'well attended'. How did you get Graham Poll to Referee, does he still live locally as I know he was born and bred in Hitchin.

Yes, he still lives close to our old Miswell Lane ground & used to use it for his fitness work. Graham always refereed at least one pre season game for us - his first game after the 3 yellow cards at the World Cup was one of our matches- he came into the dressing room pre match & told us he has 3 yellows & wasn’t afraid to use them 🤣

Graham also managed one of our youth sides & his son has been playing for our A team too. More likely to be seen on the golf course these days & was playing with my dad last week.

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Club statement in relation to pre season games
 

Following a committee meeting on Tuesday, we have decided to cancel a number of pre season matches planned for various teams within the club up to and including 15th August. The FA has published guidelines under which competitive football can return behind closed doors providing a large number of conditions are met. It is the club's opinion that we are unable to put on meaningful competitive football whilst keeping strictly to these guidelines which have various grey areas open to individual club interpretation. We have weighed up the benefits of match fitness for our players alongside the potential risks to participants and volunteers. We are also conscious that failing to adhere to the guidelines set out by the FA, as our governing body, may invalidate our public liability insurance in the event of an incident at the club.

There is a conference call on Monday for the SSMFL member clubs and on the same day we understand the FA Cup draw will be published, with the extra preliminary round pencilled in for Tuesday 1st September. Step 5 league matches could then potentially start on Saturday 5th September. Both competitions however will only start once paying spectators are allowed within grounds and therefore we would expect further guidance from the FA in the near future. The club will keep it's stance under review and provide an update in due course. We look forward to seeing our supporters and sponsors back for the 2020/21 season.

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1 hour ago, tringarmy said:

Club statement in relation to pre season games
 

Following a committee meeting on Tuesday, we have decided to cancel a number of pre season matches planned for various teams within the club up to and including 15th August. The FA has published guidelines under which competitive football can return behind closed doors providing a large number of conditions are met. It is the club's opinion that we are unable to put on meaningful competitive football whilst keeping strictly to these guidelines which have various grey areas open to individual club interpretation. We have weighed up the benefits of match fitness for our players alongside the potential risks to participants and volunteers. We are also conscious that failing to adhere to the guidelines set out by the FA, as our governing body, may invalidate our public liability insurance in the event of an incident at the club.

There is a conference call on Monday for the SSMFL member clubs and on the same day we understand the FA Cup draw will be published, with the extra preliminary round pencilled in for Tuesday 1st September. Step 5 league matches could then potentially start on Saturday 5th September. Both competitions however will only start once paying spectators are allowed within grounds and therefore we would expect further guidance from the FA in the near future. The club will keep it's stance under review and provide an update in due course. We look forward to seeing our supporters and sponsors back for the 2020/21 season.

Feel this could be the first of many of these kind of statements from clubs regarding early pre season games.

Might be easier not Play early pre season games or maybe any pre season games at proper grounds.

Maybe just use 3g cage pitches (hate em 😂) or public open grass pitches if you can find one 😬

I don't know?

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Nice photographs and match report from a 2015/16 SSML Premier Division fixture, at Cow Lane on Monday 28 December 2015, between Tring Athletic and Berkhamsted, resulting in an impressive 4-0 win for Tring Athletic with two goals from Taylor Collins, a 35 yard wonder strike from Sam Joliffe and Kieran Turner in front of a decent holiday crowd of 205. Despite the result Berkhamsted went on to finish fifth in the table that season with Tring Athletic eleven points back in twelfth, coincidentally Berkhamsted won the fixture at Broadwater 4-0 on 26 March 2016:

https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/berkhamstedfootballclub/teams/109087/match-centre/0-2972919/report

Tring Athletic 4-0 Berkhamsted

 

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Nice photographs from a pre-season friendly, at Cow Lane on Friday 21 July 2015, between Tring Athletic and Royston Town which Tring Athletic won 2-1 against their Southern League Division One Central opponents who finished second to Kings Langley that season only to lose a Semi Final play off at Garden Walk:

Tring Athletic 2-1 Royston

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Photographs and match report from Tring Athletic v London Tigers in a 2014/15 SSML Premier Division encounter, at Cow Lane on Saturday 14 February 2015, which resulted in a 4-1 win for Tring Athletic with goals from Kieran Turner, Taylor Collins and a brace from Chris Vardy, it looks like there were some handbags at the end following two dismissals for London Tigers players Ilyes Mohammed and Abdullahi Wassan:

https://www.tafc.co.uk/report-r.php?fixture_id=2376

Tring Athletic vs London Tigers

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I see that, worryingly, there has been a steep increase in Covid-19 cases in the Tring and Berkhamsted areas this week, perhaps Tring Athletic are justified afterall in being so cautious of late and cancelling all their pre-season games other than the one with Hemel Hempstead Town last week:

https://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-rise-confirmed-cases-tring-and-berkhamsted-2951528

The public health chief for Hertfordshire County Council is reminding residents to follow the Government guidelines around social distancing following a rise in the number of cases in Dacorum.

Over the weekend Dacorum recorded 14 new cases, there are now 578 confirmed cases in the borough, a rate of 373.5 per 100,000 - according to Public Health England.

There has been a small number of positive cases in Tring and Berkhamsted, particularly among young people.

Cllr Tim Hutchings, executive member for Public Health said: “We can confirm there is currently a small number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Tring and Berkhamsted area, primarily amongst young people (17-19yrs old).

Contact tracing has begun and early indications is that transmission is likely to have taken place in a number of social gatherings. Although this number may yet spread further over the next few days, it is contained within this locality and age group.

We want to take this opportunity to remind particularly young people to stick to the rules regarding social distancing and the number of people you meet from outside your household. If you think that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, you should speak to an adult or call 119 or visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus for more information.”

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Photographs from Tring Athletic Reserves v Northwood Reserves in a 2015/16 Suburban League Shield Group C tie, at Cow Lane on Wednesday 10 February 2016, Tring Athletic Reserves won 2-1 and there appeared to be some handbags during the proceedings. Tring Athletic Reserves went on to win the Suburban League North Division that season as well as the Challenge Plate where they also beat Northwood 2-1 in a Semi Final at Cow Lane, in addition they beat Northwood twice in the two League matches between the sides:

Suburban League North Division - 2015/16
 Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  Tring Athletic reserves          18   13    3    2   59   18   42
   2  North Greenford United reserves  18   11    2    5   42   30   35
   3  Kings Langley reserves           18   11    1    6   61   33   34
   4  Dunstable Town reserves          18    9    4    5   42   39   31
   5  Northwood reserves               18    9    3    6   33   20   30
   6  Hartley Wintney reserves         18    8    2    8   37   41   26
   7  Camberley Town reserves          18    8    1    9   39   42   25
   8  Leverstock Green reserves        18    5    3   10   35   59   18
   9  Biggleswade United reserves      18    3    2   13   21   44   11
  10  Berkhamsted reserves             18    1    3   14   17   60    6
      Aylesbury reserves               Record expunged
Tring Athletic reserves 2-1 Northwood Reserves

 

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Photographs (click on the link) and a match report from last Saturday's (29 August 2020) pre-season friendly at Cow Lane between Tring Athletic and Aylesbury United, resulting in a 3-0 win for the visitors despite Tring Athletic holding them to 0-0 at the break. It would appear that the lack of match fitness told in the end due to the Club's over cautious approach to COVID-19 and that's a big worry for this evening's FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie at Easington Sports: 

https://www.tafc.co.uk/report-r.php?fixture_id=3798

https://www.flickr.com/photos/aylesburyunited/albums/72157715768971301/with/50285527466/

Tring Athletic v Aylesbury United 2020 009_1344

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On 21/07/2020 at 03:17, Rhodes said:

TringArmy - I see your Reserve team will be in Division 1 of the Herts Senior County League:

Tring Athletic's Reserve team travel to Oxhey FC this afternoon (Saturday) for their first Herts Senior County League Division One fixture of the new campaign, kick off 3.00pm.

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A disappointing 3-1 defeat this afternoon for Tring Athletic Reserves at Oxhey FC in their first Herts Senior County League Division One fixture of the season despite going in 0-0 at the break, Manager Ian Butler was mistaken if he thought moving from the Suburban League Premier Division would be a walk in the park. Meanwhile the First team had a good 2-1 win over Leighton Town at Cow Lane in a pre-season friendly, Leighton Town took the lead however goals on 60 and 80 minutes shocked Joe Sweeney's men (photo below):

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On 05/09/2020 at 22:19, Rhodes said:

 Manager Ian Butler was mistaken if he thought moving from the Suburban League Premier Division would be a walk in the park.

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Not sure why you’d think that. Most of last season’s Suburban League side are now in the first team squad. The reserves are made up of new players, youngsters, our old 3rd team & a few old heads. Oxhey FC reached the Herts Intermediate County Cup Final last season so were never going to be pushovers. 


 

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6 hours ago, tringarmy said:

Not sure why you’d think that

Is the Suburban League Premier Division not a higher level then than the Herts Senior County League Division One, that's what I was suggesting. Also were you surprised that Harefield United went from the Suburban League Central Division to the Herts Senior League Premier Division, I see that there are no longer any SSML Club's playing in the Suburban League.

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Suburban is definitely a higher standard but as I said most of our reserves were playing West Herts Premier last season so Division One of the Herts County seems the right fit for the moment. 26 players in the reserves inter club game last night & fitness was an issue at the weekend. That will come given time. One promising “youngster” may even make the first team bench on Saturday. 

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Tring Athletic Reserves (pictured) got off the mark on Saturday with a narrow 1-0 win over Knebworth at Cow Lane, following their disappointing Herts Senior County League Division One bow the previous week, losing 3-1 at Oxhey FC. James Butler netted on 70 minutes to finally break a dogged Knebworth's resilience, even then the visitors came close to an equaliser forcing a good save from Tring Athletic stopper Jonny Pitts and hitting a post close to the end. Next Saturday (19 September) Tring Athletic Reserves travel to Bushey Rangers who have just a point thus far from two league outings, joint supremo's Michael Churchill, Dan Wilson and Richard Priestley will be confident of adding another three points:

https://www.tafc.co.uk/report-r.php?fixture_id=3812

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A disappointing third successive SSML Premier Division defeat for Tring Athletic at Arlesey Town this afternoon, going down 3-2, I wonder whether the Club are beginning to regret their over-cautiousness of Covid-19 during pre-season when all other Club's were happily, with no qualms, playing game after game Chris Juraszek and James Shaw's men were at home with their feet up hence still being behind the curve. The Reserve team however appear to be fairing better and beat Bovingdon Reserves 2-1 today at Cow Lane in a Herts Senior County League Division One fixture after their hard fought 0-0 stalemate at Bushey Rangers last week, Ian Butler's men haven't quite found their feet as yet following their defection from the Surburban League Premier Division however next Saturday's (3 October) visit to high flying Evergreen should be a good yardstick.

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however next Saturday's (3 October) visit to high flying Evergreen should be a good yardstick

Tring Athletic Reserves Herts Senior County League Division One fixture at Evergreen this afternoon has been called off due to the inclement weather and the First team's visit to Second Meadow to take on Biggleswade United is currently very doubtful.

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Photographs from the 2009/10 campaign and a SSML Premier Division fixture between Tring Athletic and newly promoted Royston Town, at Cow Lane on Saturday 17 October 2009, resulting in a 4-2 win for Tring Athletic, Ashley Addison, Mark Burfoot, Tony Fields and Graham Hall netted:

V Tring Atheltic 2009

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V Tring Atheltic 2009

I like that photo 👍

Always enjoyed my visits to Tring Athletic FC 👍

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In addition to the photographs posted sometime ago from Tring Athletic's 2009/10 FA Cup Preliminary Round tie with Slough Town, at Cow Lane on 29 August 2009, here are some slightly more recent ones from a pre-season friendly between the two Club's at Cow Lane on Saturday 23 July 2011, Southern League Division One Central Slough Town won 2-0, see brief match report:

https://sloughtownfc.net/reports/4706

23-07-11 Tring Athletic v Slough Town (Friendly)

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Credit to the Herts Senior County League for re-starting their campaign this afternoon, unlike other League's, Tring Athletic Reserves entertained Hatfield United in a Division One fixture resulting in a thrilling 3-3 draw. Hatfield United are one of only three sides in the entire League still unbeaten and they came very close to being put to the sword at Cow Lane, equalising on eighty minutes in controversial circumstances when failing to concede possession after Tring Athletic had kicked the ball out of play, very reminiscent of the Arsenal v Sheffield United FA Cup Fifth Round tie in February 1999. Next Saturday (12 December) the Reserves travel to Buntingford Town followed by a midweek fixture, on Tuesday 15 December at Cow Lane, against Oxhey. The First Team meanwhile return to SSML Premier Division action next Saturday when they entertain Baldock Town followed by a visit to Newport Pagnell Town a week later (19 December).

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Photographs from Tring Athletic v Bushey Sports Club in a 2015/16 West Herts St Mary's Cup Quarter Final tie, at Cow Lane on Wednesday 16 March 2016, Tring Athletic won 6-2 with goals from Luke Dunstan, Joe Naylor and four from Chrisopher Stapleton and it appeared to be a hard fought affair from the photographs despite the comfortable looking score line. Tring Athletic went on to lift the trophy that season beating Sun Sports 2-0 in the Final at Vauxhall Road:

https://www.tafc.co.uk/report-r.php?fixture_id=2708

Tring Athletic 6-1 Bushey Sports

 

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A nice team photo of Tring Athletic on the cover of their 2001/02 season programmes, this one is against Winslow United on Saturday 4 May 2002 in a Division One fixture where Tring were placed following the reorganisation of the SSML to its present format at the end of the 2000/01 campaign. It took the Club until 2003/04 to be promoted from Division One to the Premier Division where they have remained ever since:

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