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On 21/03/2020 at 16:58, Savagebee said:

Just a bit of fun 🙂 

A SSML Legend can be what ever you class to be a SSML Legend?

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12 minutes ago, Winslow Boy said:

Yeah, less a legends thread, more a thread of any Tom, dick and Harry that may have played for five minutes. 

Harsh 😁

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So you are saying Tommy Kanaris was world class. You must explain why he and the numerous other 'world class' players who played at Kentish Town never reached the dizzy heights of the Premier Lea

Gosh all these players who had the ability to reach the top but playing step 5 and 6 who’d have thunk it, quite something. 

So, he must have had a hard upbringing on the mean streets?

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Everybody has there own SSML legends.

It's just a bit of fun nothing serious.

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1 hour ago, Savagebee said:

Everybody has there own SSML legends.

It's just a bit of fun nothing serious.

I wonder who the favourite ever SSML player is of a certain Official who posts on here, I could take an educated guess at George Georgiou but I may be wrong. I believe that the great man only ever played for one Club in the SSML, Haringey Borough, although he Managed Cockfosters and obviously New Salamis until he was unceremoniously and unfairly sacked by the Club on 27 September last year. I took this photo of George myself at Cockfosters Chalk Lane a number of years ago:

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7 hours ago, Smallholder said:

Rhodes, do you know NF and Paul Evitt?

Smallholder - Yes, I know him, we go back a lot way when he was living just off the Essex Road in Islington, close to the infamous Marquess Estate, he frequented the Mem & Lez Brasserie in Theberton Street near the Angel

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The 2011/12 SSML Premier Division campaign was pretty much a two horse race throughout although AFC Dunstable did their best to hold on to Royston Town and Dunstable Town's coat tails and, after accumulating 92 points, it was surprising they were not finally promoted until 2015/16 when winning the Premier Division. In previous seasons 99 points would have certainly been sufficient to lift the Championship Shield however Dunstable Town were unfortunate to come up against Royston Town and then not be promoted to the Southern League along with them although they made no mistake the following season with a record 114 points and going unbeaten. A number of players netted over 20 times during 2011/12, such as Lee Roache and Nathan Frater for Dunstable Town, Lawrence Bunker for Berkhamsted, Bernard Christie for AFC Dunstable, Stacey Field for Aylesbury United and Kaan Fehmi for Royston Town, however the unsung hero of the campaign had to be Ian Cooper of Colney Heath who only finished eighth in the table yet Cooper (pictured) found the net 30 times in 32 league games as well as additional Cup goals. Ian also played for Aylesbury United, London Colney and Boreham Wood during his career and his equally prolific elder brother Kevin also plied his trade for Colney Heath at the same time:

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      SSML Premier Division 2011/2012
 Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  Royston Town                     42   34    2    6  125   44  104
   2  Dunstable Town                   42   31    6    5  132   51   99
   3  A F C Dunstable                  42   29    5    8  103   43   92
   4  Aylesbury United                 42   25    5   12   96   58   80
   5  Haringey Borough                 42   24    7   11  103   68   79
   6  Tring Athletic                   42   22    9   11   75   54   75
   7  Berkhamsted                      42   20    6   16   87   71   66
   8  Colney Heath                     42   20    6   16   79   70   66
   9  Stotfold                         42   17   10   15   60   63   61
  10  Hillingdon Borough               42   16   11   15   63   53   59
  11  Leverstock Green                 42   18    3   21   59   65   57
  12  St Margaretsbury                 42   16    7   19   83   88   55
  13  Broxbourne Borough V & E         42   15    9   18   69   75   54
  14  London Tigers                    42   15    6   21   57   74   51
  15  Hadley                           42   13    9   20   63   76   48
  16  Hertford Town                    42   14    6   22   70  107   48
  17  Oxhey Jets                       42   12    9   21   69   88   45
  18  Harefield United                 42   11    7   24   51   92   40
  19  Biggleswade United               42   10    8   24   59   89   38
  20  Holmer Green                     42    9    8   25   66  106   35
  21  Hanwell Town                     42    8    7   27   57  112   31
  22  Hatfield Town                    42    8    4   30   50  129   28
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1 hour ago, Rhodes said:

The 2011/12 SSML Premier Division campaign was pretty much a two horse race throughout although AFC Dunstable did their best to hold on to Royston Town and Dunstable Town's coat tails and, after accumulating 92 points, it was surprising they were not finally promoted until 2015/16 when winning the Premier Division. In previous seasons 99 points would have certainly been sufficient to lift the Championship Shield however Dunstable Town were unfortunate to come up against Royston Town and then not be promoted to the Southern League along with them although they made no mistake the following season with a record 114 points and going unbeaten. A number of players netted over 20 times during 2011/12, such as Lee Roache and Nathan Frater for Dunstable Town, Lawrence Bunker for Berkhamsted, Bernard Christie for AFC Dunstable, Stacey Field for Aylesbury United and Kaan Fehmi for Royston Town, however the unsung hero of the campaign had to be Ian Cooper of Colney Heath who only finished eighth in the table yet Cooper (pictured) found the net 30 times in 32 league games as well as additional Cup goals. Ian also played for Aylesbury United, London Colney and Boreham Wood during his career and his equally prolific elder brother Kevin also plied his trade for Colney Heath at the same time:

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      SSML Premier Division 2011/2012
 Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  Royston Town                     42   34    2    6  125   44  104
   2  Dunstable Town                   42   31    6    5  132   51   99
   3  A F C Dunstable                  42   29    5    8  103   43   92
   4  Aylesbury United                 42   25    5   12   96   58   80
   5  Haringey Borough                 42   24    7   11  103   68   79
   6  Tring Athletic                   42   22    9   11   75   54   75
   7  Berkhamsted                      42   20    6   16   87   71   66
   8  Colney Heath                     42   20    6   16   79   70   66
   9  Stotfold                         42   17   10   15   60   63   61
  10  Hillingdon Borough               42   16   11   15   63   53   59
  11  Leverstock Green                 42   18    3   21   59   65   57
  12  St Margaretsbury                 42   16    7   19   83   88   55
  13  Broxbourne Borough V & E         42   15    9   18   69   75   54
  14  London Tigers                    42   15    6   21   57   74   51
  15  Hadley                           42   13    9   20   63   76   48
  16  Hertford Town                    42   14    6   22   70  107   48
  17  Oxhey Jets                       42   12    9   21   69   88   45
  18  Harefield United                 42   11    7   24   51   92   40
  19  Biggleswade United               42   10    8   24   59   89   38
  20  Holmer Green                     42    9    8   25   66  106   35
  21  Hanwell Town                     42    8    7   27   57  112   31
  22  Hatfield Town                    42    8    4   30   50  129   28

 Ian Cooper what happened to him?

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20 hours ago, Smallholder said:

So, he must have had a hard upbringing on the mean streets?

Smallholder - Where did I say that about NeutralFan, he is a well heeled bloke coming from good stock, he didn't have a deprived upbringing

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15 hours ago, Savagebee said:

 Ian Cooper what happened to him?

Savagebee - Ian is nearly 39 years old now and I believe has hung up his boots, he was a great servant for Colney Heath and here he is netting a hat trick at St Margaretsbury during that 2011/12 campaign I highlighted earlier:

https://www.hertsad.co.uk/sport/football/cooper-chalks-up-100-goals-for-colney-heath-with-hat-trick-1-1214512

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6 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - Ian is nearly 39 years old now and I believe has hung up his boots, he was a great servant for Colney Heath and here he is netting a hat trick at St Margaretsbury during that 2011/12 campaign I highlighted earlier:

https://www.hertsad.co.uk/sport/football/cooper-chalks-up-100-goals-for-colney-heath-with-hat-trick-1-1214512

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The 2012/13 SSML Premier Division was all about one team and one team only, Dunstable Town, who won the Championship by a record 20 point margin, going unbeaten throughout the entire campaign. Surprisingly however, Lewis Putman (pictured) of Oxhey Jets was the player of the season scoring 52 times in just 26 League games and adding numerous Cup goals, Dunstable Town's top marksman Lee Roache could only manage 37 goals in 22 league outings. Lewis Putman joined Oxhey Jets as a youngster in 2008 and stayed at the Boundary Stadium until the summer of 2013 before spending time on trial at Wycombe Wanderers, he then joined Wealdstone however sustained a bad knee injury and returned to his beloved Oxhey Jets briefly before moving to Hanwell Town in 2014:

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SSML Premier Division 2012/13
Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  Dunstable Town                   42   36    6    0  143   33  114
   2  Aylesbury United                 42   28   10    4  105   42   94
   3  Oxhey Jets                       42   28    7    7  125   50   91
   4  St Margaretsbury                 42   26    5   11  102   72   83
   5  Ampthill Town                    42   22   11    9  103   65   77
   6  Hanwell Town                     42   22    7   13   89   50   73
   7  London Colney                    42   20    9   13   76   73   69
   8  A F C Dunstable                  42   20    5   17   92   70   65
   9  Haringey Borough                 42   18    9   15   75   55   63
  10  Harefield United                 42   17   12   13   77   67   63
  11  Berkhamsted                      42   16   12   14   76   77   60
  12  Hadley                           42   18    5   19   86   84   59
  13  Colney Heath                     42   16    9   17   75   83   57
  14  Stotfold                         42   14   10   18   80   90   52
  15  Leverstock Green                 42   13    5   24   54   95   44
  16  Tring Athletic                   42   12    7   23   57   82   43
  17  Hertford Town                    42   10   10   22   63   93   40
  18  Biggleswade United               42   10    9   23   49   73   39
  19  Hillingdon Borough               42    9   11   22   63  102   38
  20  London Tigers                    42   10    5   27   56  111   35
  21  Hatfield Town                    42    6    3   33   54  133   21
  22  Holmer Green                     42    5    5   32   55  155   20
 

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In 2013/14, Hanwell Town almost did a Dunstable Town the season before and fell just three points shy of their record points total, albeit with less goals scored, the only game the Reynolds Field Club lost was surprisingly at Cotlandswick early on in the campaign with London Colney winning 2-1. The surprise package of the 2013/14 season however were undoubtedly Ampthill Town who had only been promoted out of Division One two seasons earlier, they amassed a 124 goals tally largely thanks to striker Danny Watson (pictured) who netted for fun throughout and is currently plying his trade with Crawley Green where he scored six times this season before the curtain came crashing down. Danny's other Club's include Barton Rovers, where he started out as a youngster, Leighton Town, Newport Pagnell Town, St Ives Town, Bedford Town, Kempston Rovers, and St Neots Town:

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SSML Premier Division 2013/14
Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  Hanwell Town                     42   35    6    1  127   36  111
   2  Ampthill Town                    42   31    4    7  124   46   97
   3  Colney Heath                     42   26   10    6   92   36   88
   4  St Margaretsbury                 42   26    7    9   86   50   85
   5  Berkhamsted                      42   26    6   10  111   58   84
   6  Hoddesdon Town                   42   24    6   12   88   62   78
   7  London Colney                    42   22    6   14   88   64   72
   8  Cockfosters                      42   16   10   16   69   62   58
   9  A F C Dunstable                  42   15   13   14   74   69   58
  10  Tring Athletic                   42   16   10   16   71   70   58
  11  Hillingdon Borough               42   17    7   18   90   91   58
  12  Holmer Green                     42   16    8   18   85   87   56
  13  Hadley                           42   14   10   18   52   67   52
  14  Harefield United                 42   14    8   20   85   82   50
  15  London Tigers                    42   14    7   21   70   75   49
  16  Hertford Town                    42   15    4   23   76   94   49
  17  Biggleswade United               42   11   14   17   65   76   47
  18  Oxhey Jets                       42   13    8   21   74   99   47
  19  Stotfold                         42   14    5   23   49   91   47
  20  Leverstock Green                 42   10    4   28   57  117   34
  21  Hatfield Town                    42    3    5   34   42  152   14
  22  London Lions                     42    3    4   35   38  129   13

 

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On 10/04/2020 at 21:25, Rhodes said:

The 2012/13 SSML Premier Division was all about one team and one team only, Dunstable Town, who won the Championship by a record 20 point margin, going unbeaten throughout the entire campaign. Surprisingly however, Lewis Putman (pictured) of Oxhey Jets was the player of the season scoring 52 times in just 26 League games and adding numerous Cup goals, Dunstable Town's top marksman Lee Roache could only manage 37 goals in 22 league outings. Lewis Putman joined Oxhey Jets as a youngster in 2008 and stayed at the Boundary Stadium until the summer of 2013 before spending time on trial at Wycombe Wanderers, he then joined Wealdstone however sustained a bad knee injury and returned to his beloved Oxhey Jets briefly before moving to Hanwell Town in 2014:

Lewis Putman Image

SSML Premier Division 2012/13
Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  Dunstable Town                   42   36    6    0  143   33  114
   2  Aylesbury United                 42   28   10    4  105   42   94
   3  Oxhey Jets                       42   28    7    7  125   50   91
   4  St Margaretsbury                 42   26    5   11  102   72   83
   5  Ampthill Town                    42   22   11    9  103   65   77
   6  Hanwell Town                     42   22    7   13   89   50   73
   7  London Colney                    42   20    9   13   76   73   69
   8  A F C Dunstable                  42   20    5   17   92   70   65
   9  Haringey Borough                 42   18    9   15   75   55   63
  10  Harefield United                 42   17   12   13   77   67   63
  11  Berkhamsted                      42   16   12   14   76   77   60
  12  Hadley                           42   18    5   19   86   84   59
  13  Colney Heath                     42   16    9   17   75   83   57
  14  Stotfold                         42   14   10   18   80   90   52
  15  Leverstock Green                 42   13    5   24   54   95   44
  16  Tring Athletic                   42   12    7   23   57   82   43
  17  Hertford Town                    42   10   10   22   63   93   40
  18  Biggleswade United               42   10    9   23   49   73   39
  19  Hillingdon Borough               42    9   11   22   63  102   38
  20  London Tigers                    42   10    5   27   56  111   35
  21  Hatfield Town                    42    6    3   33   54  133   21
  22  Holmer Green                     42    5    5   32   55  155   20
 

What a season Lewis Putnam had. Never been the same player since the injury at Wealdstone FC.

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On 02/04/2020 at 09:12, Rhodes said:

Old fashioned centre back Liam McDevitt was with Royston Town in the SSML Premier Division during 2010/11, the season before they won the Championship and were promoted to the Evo Stik Southern League Central Division, he played just eight games for the Crows before leaving to join Barton Rovers later that season and stayed at Sharpenhoe Road for three years or so before briefly returning to Garden Walk and going back to Barton Rovers yet again. More recently Liam has had brief spells with St Ives Town, St Neots Town, Biggleswade Town and is currently plying his trade with Hayes & Yeading as Captain in the BetVictor Southern League Premier South Division, the 30 year old cannot seem to stay with any one Club for a lengthy period of time. He started his career at Stevenage  Borough in 2006 before moving to Hitchin Town for three seasons and then joining Royston Town in their SSML heyday, a good solid player who was liked by legendary Royston Town supremo Paul Attfield:

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On 02/04/2020 at 09:49, Savagebee said:

34 games and 1 goal this season for Hayes & Yeading United FC.

A very decent player.

Seems popular with the Hayes & Yeading United FC supporters.

http://www.hayesandyeadingunited.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5249

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Kings Langley were only promoted from Division One in second place on goal difference the season before however they took the 2014/15 SSML Premier Division campaign by the scruff of the neck and, incredibly, just two seasons later were a Step 3 Club following three successive promotions. It was however another Oxhey Jets striker, namely Lee Armitt (pictured), who grabbed the goalscoring headlines that season despite his side only finishing twelfth in the table, Armitt netted 35 times in just 30 league games, slightly less than half of Oxhey Jets goals total for the entire campaign. He is currently with Colney Heath having also had spells with Hillingdon Borough, London Colney, Welwyn Garden City and North Greenford United during his career so far, at Cotlandswick he netted 24 times in 21 SSML Premier Division outings in 2015/16:

Lee Armitt Image

SSML Premier Division 2014/15
Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  King's Langley                   42   33    4    5  127   37  103
   2  London Colney                    42   29    6    7   78   26   93
   3  A F C Dunstable                  42   25   10    7   94   52   84 *
   4  Harefield United                 42   25    6   11   96   64   81
   5  Sun Sports                       42   25    3   14   84   60   78
   6  Berkhamsted                      42   24    4   14  105   64   76
   7  Wembley                          42   23    6   13   80   60   75
   8  St Margaretsbury                 42   21   10   11   88   51   73
   9  Hadley                           42   23    4   15   79   65   73
  10  Tring Athletic                   42   21    7   14   78   53   70
  11  Hertford Town                    42   19    8   15   86   71   65
  12  Oxhey Jets                       42   17    6   19   82   81   57
  13  Biggleswade United               42   15    7   20   73   81   52
  14  Colney Heath                     42   12   10   20   69   75   46
  15  Leverstock Green                 42   13    6   23   63   94   45
  16  Stotfold                         42   11   11   20   65   94   44
  17  London Tigers                    42    9   10   23   62   96   37
  18  Cockfosters                      42   11    4   27   41   91   37
  19  Hoddesdon Town                   42   10    6   26   59  103   36
  20  Holmer Green                     42   10    4   28   56  114   34
  21  Ampthill Town                    42    8    7   27   44  120   31
  22  Hillingdon Borough               42    4    9   29   64  121   21
* - AFC Dunstable 1 point deducted

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AFC Dunstable had a fairly comfortable ride to the 2015/16 SSML Premier Division Championship, their highest honour since forming as Old Dunstablians in 1981, to earn promotion to the Southern League Division One Central. London Colney knew that their time was close and it was finally third time lucky for them the following season after finishing runners up two seasons in succession, Lee Armitt had arrived at Cotlandswick from Oxhey Jets and, as mentioned earlier, netted 24 times in the League. Hoddesdon Town had an excellent campaign finishing in third place, the highest league finishing position I believe in the Club's 141 year history, as did Karen's Welwyn Garden City who had only been promoted as Champions from Division One the season before, in addition they lifted the Challenge Trophy, beating Berkhamsted 4-3 in a thrilling Final, and were also runners up in the Premier Division Cup losing 1-0 to Hoddesdon Town in a Final that could have gone either way. Ashley Kersey (pictured and no relation to Paul Kersey from the Death Wish films) was their star man who also had spells at Sun Postal Sports and Bedford before arriving at Herns Lane:

Ashley Kersey on the ball

SSML Premier Division 2015/16
Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  AFC Dunstable                    42   32    6    4  118   33  102
   2  London Colney                    42   27    8    7   93   37   89
   3  Hoddesdon Town                   42   27    8    7   82   36   89
   4  Welwyn Garden City               42   22    8   12   88   49   74
   5  Berkhamsted                      42   22    8   12   93   63   74
   6  Hadley                           42   22    5   15   82   55   71
   7  Holmer Green                     42   22    4   16   86   82   70
   8  Hertford Town                    42   20    8   14  112   82   68
   9  Cockfosters                      42   18   13   11   82   62   67
  10  Biggleswade United               42   20    7   15   64   54   67
  11  Wembley                          42   19    6   17   77   61   63
  12  Tring Athletic                   42   17   12   13   66   56   63
  13  London Tigers                    42   17    9   16   64   75   60
  14  Sun Sports                       42   16    7   19   76   83   55
  15  Stotfold                         42   14    9   19   68   83   51
  16  FC Broxbourne Borough            42   11    8   23   58   96   41
  17  Oxhey Jets                       42   11    3   28   59  128   36
  18  Leverstock Green                 42    9    8   25   76  107   35
  19  St Margaretsbury                 42    8    9   25   56   96   33
  20  Colney Heath                     42    9    6   27   38   87   33
  21  Harefield United                 42    9    4   29   42  106   31
  22  Bedford                          42    9    6   27   58  107   30 *
* - Bedford 3 points deducted

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London Colney epitomised the saying 'third time lucky' when finally lifting the SSML Premier Division Championship Shield sky high in 2016/17 however Hertford Town gave them a run for their money and took four points from their two meetings, London Colney also lifted the Challenge Trophy winning a one sided final against Thame Rangers at Second Meadow. Jon Clements was arguably the player of the season netting 41 times in 54 appearances for the Cotlandswick Club, a young Archie McClelland (pictured) also weighed in with a healthy 29 strikes in 51 outings and, after spending last season with Harpenden Town, he is currently plying his trade at Bell Close with Leighton Town netting 12 times this season including the first goal at his old stomping ground Cotlandswick in February in a 4-0 win:

Archie McClelland Image

SSML Premier Division 2016/17

Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts

   1  London Colney                    42   31    4    7  110   45   97
   2  Hertford Town                    42   28    8    6   91   35   92
   3  Cockfosters                      42   27    7    8   90   48   88
   4  Wembley                          42   23    6   13  115   73   75
   5  Tring Athletic                   42   23    6   13   78   54   75
   6  Welwyn Garden City               42   21   10   11   87   66   73
   7  Hoddesdon Town                   42   20    9   13   93   69   69
   8  Berkhamsted                      42   21    6   15   77   56   69
   9  Biggleswade United               42   19   11   12   57   47   68
  10  Sun Sports                       42   18   10   14   77   73   64
  11  Crawley Green Sports             42   18    6   18   63   76   60
  12  Leverstock Green                 42   16   10   16   85   76   58
  13  Stotfold                         42   14   10   18   66   77   25
  14  Holmer Green                     42   13   10   19   56   60   49
  15  Oxhey Jets                       42   13   10   19   68   84   49
  16  Leighton Town                    42   14    5   23   68   82   47
  17  Edgware Town                     42   11   10   21   61   88   43
  18  Colney Heath                     42   12    7   23   62  100   43
  19  Hadley                           42    9   12   21   57   79   39
  20  St Margaretsbury                 42    9   11   22   60   92   38
  21  London Tigers                    42    8    7   27   46  109   31
  22  F C Broxbourne Borough           42    4    5   33   47  125   17

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On 13/04/2020 at 17:56, Rhodes said:

Kings Langley were only promoted from Division One in second place on goal difference the season before however they took the 2014/15 SSML Premier Division campaign by the scruff of the neck and, incredibly, just two seasons later were a Step 3 Club following three successive promotions. It was however another Oxhey Jets striker, namely Lee Armitt (pictured), who grabbed the goalscoring headlines that season despite his side only finishing twelfth in the table, Armitt netted 35 times in just 30 league games, slightly less than half of Oxhey Jets goals total for the entire campaign. He is currently with Colney Heath having also had spells with Hillingdon Borough, London Colney, Welwyn Garden City and North Greenford United during his career so far, at Cotlandswick he netted 24 times in 21 SSML Premier Division outings in 2015/16:

Lee Armitt Image

SSML Premier Division 2014/15
Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  King's Langley                   42   33    4    5  127   37  103
   2  London Colney                    42   29    6    7   78   26   93
   3  A F C Dunstable                  42   25   10    7   94   52   84 *
   4  Harefield United                 42   25    6   11   96   64   81
   5  Sun Sports                       42   25    3   14   84   60   78
   6  Berkhamsted                      42   24    4   14  105   64   76
   7  Wembley                          42   23    6   13   80   60   75
   8  St Margaretsbury                 42   21   10   11   88   51   73
   9  Hadley                           42   23    4   15   79   65   73
  10  Tring Athletic                   42   21    7   14   78   53   70
  11  Hertford Town                    42   19    8   15   86   71   65
  12  Oxhey Jets                       42   17    6   19   82   81   57
  13  Biggleswade United               42   15    7   20   73   81   52
  14  Colney Heath                     42   12   10   20   69   75   46
  15  Leverstock Green                 42   13    6   23   63   94   45
  16  Stotfold                         42   11   11   20   65   94   44
  17  London Tigers                    42    9   10   23   62   96   37
  18  Cockfosters                      42   11    4   27   41   91   37
  19  Hoddesdon Town                   42   10    6   26   59  103   36
  20  Holmer Green                     42   10    4   28   56  114   34
  21  Ampthill Town                    42    8    7   27   44  120   31
  22  Hillingdon Borough               42    4    9   29   64  121   21
* - AFC Dunstable 1 point deducted

What a great striker Lee Armitt has been over the years.

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Just resuming this thread and the 2004/2005 campaign saw Potters Bar Town lift the SSML Premier Division Championship Shield gaining promotion to Division One East of the Southern League for one season before moving sideways to the Isthmian League Division One North for geographical reasons. The Club also won the Premier Division Cup that season, beating Harefield United 2-1 after extra time at Goffs Lane, as well as the Hertfordshire FA Charity Shield but lost 7-1 at Uxbridge in the FA Cup Preliminary Round and 3-2 at St Neots Town in a FA Vase Second Round proper tie, their last game in the competition having not returned to Step 5 level since. Hanwell Town finished in second place however led the table for much of the campaign and it is still a mystery to this day how they suffered such a dramatic loss of form so late on to allow the Scholars to win the Championship by sixteen points in the end. Hanwell Town were nine points ahead of Haywood United in third who had only been promoted from Division One the season before and changed their name to Aylesbury Vale the following season. You could possibly feel it in your water that Hillingdon Borough, albeit only in sixth place, were on the verge of something big and so it proved the following season, Blaise O'Brien netted 29 league goals for them in just 16 appearances, Potters Bar Town's top scorer was Richie Howard, also with 29 league goals from 18 starts, and Keith Rowlands weighed in with 25 goals in 17 league outings for Hanwell Town, Rowlands netted 283 goals in 371 games for Hanwell Town and was Manager at Reynolds Field for a short spell some years later where he is still idolised:

SSML Premier Division 2004/2005
Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  Potters Bar Town                 38   29    5    4   95   32   92
   2  Hanwell Town                     38   22   10    6   91   52   76
   3  Haywood United                   38   19   10    9   72   48   67
   4  Tring Athletic                   38   18   11    9   53   43   65
   5  Harefield United                 38   15   17    6   48   33   62
   6  Hillingdon Borough               38   18    6   14   76   55   60
   7  St Margaretsbury                 38   15   11   12   65   49   56
   8  Welwyn Garden City               38   16    8   14   61   52   56
   9  Broxbourne Borough V & E         38   15    9   14   64   63   54
  10  Biggleswade Town                 38   15    5   18   61   72   50
  11  London Colney                    38   14    8   16   56   67   50
  12  Ruislip Manor                    38   13   10   15   54   61   49
  13  Holmer Green                     38   14    7   17   47   58   49
  14  Leverstock Green                 38   10   15   13   62   61   45
  15  Harpenden Town                   38   11   11   16   43   60   44
  16  Royston Town                     38   10   11   17   55   76   41
  17  Langford                         38   11    6   21   56   82   39
  18  Haringey Borough                 38   10    6   22   43   72   36
  19  Bedford United & Valerio         38    7   10   21   43   77   31
  20  Hoddesdon Town                   38    7    6   25   49   81   27

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36 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

Just resuming this thread and the 2004/2005 campaign saw Potters Bar Town lift the SSML Premier Division Championship Shield gaining promotion to Division One East of the Southern League for one season before moving sideways to the Isthmian League Division One North for geographical reasons. The Club also won the Premier Division Cup that season, beating Harefield United 2-1 after extra time at Goffs Lane, as well as the Hertfordshire FA Charity Shield but lost 7-1 at Uxbridge in the FA Cup Preliminary Round and 3-2 at St Neots Town in a FA Vase Second Round proper tie, their last game in the competition having not returned to Step 5 level since. Hanwell Town finished in second place however led the table for much of the campaign and it is still a mystery to this day how they suffered such a dramatic loss of form so late on to allow the Scholars to win the Championship by sixteen points in the end. Hanwell Town were nine points ahead of Haywood United in third who had only been promoted from Division One the season before and changed their name to Aylesbury Vale the following season. You could possibly feel it in your water that Hillingdon Borough, albeit only in sixth place, were on the verge of something big and so it proved the following season, Blaise O'Brien netted 29 league goals for them in just 16 appearances, Potters Bar Town's top scorer was Richie Howard, also with 29 league goals from 18 starts, and Keith Rowlands weighed in with 25 goals in 17 league outings for Hanwell Town, Rowlands netted 283 goals in 371 games for Hanwell Town and was Manager at Reynolds Field for a short spell some years later where he is still idolised:

SSML Premier Division 2004/2005
Pos  Name                            Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  Potters Bar Town                 38   29    5    4   95   32   92
   2  Hanwell Town                     38   22   10    6   91   52   76
   3  Haywood United                   38   19   10    9   72   48   67
   4  Tring Athletic                   38   18   11    9   53   43   65
   5  Harefield United                 38   15   17    6   48   33   62
   6  Hillingdon Borough               38   18    6   14   76   55   60
   7  St Margaretsbury                 38   15   11   12   65   49   56
   8  Welwyn Garden City               38   16    8   14   61   52   56
   9  Broxbourne Borough V & E         38   15    9   14   64   63   54
  10  Biggleswade Town                 38   15    5   18   61   72   50
  11  London Colney                    38   14    8   16   56   67   50
  12  Ruislip Manor                    38   13   10   15   54   61   49
  13  Holmer Green                     38   14    7   17   47   58   49
  14  Leverstock Green                 38   10   15   13   62   61   45
  15  Harpenden Town                   38   11   11   16   43   60   44
  16  Royston Town                     38   10   11   17   55   76   41
  17  Langford                         38   11    6   21   56   82   39
  18  Haringey Borough                 38   10    6   22   43   72   36
  19  Bedford United & Valerio         38    7   10   21   43   77   31
  20  Hoddesdon Town                   38    7    6   25   49   81   27

Keith Rowlands was a top striker back in the day and a really nice bloke. He still plays a bit of Vets footy I'm told.

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3 hours ago, Winslow Boy said:

Blaise O’Brien was miles above. 

Chris Mills and Charlie Baverstock set up Blaise O'Brien to most of his goals at Hanwell Town yes he was a top striker as well. Stopped playing fairly young compared to Keith Rowlands who played to his mid to late 30s.

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Beaconfield SYCOB won the SSML Premier Division Championship in 2003/04 by eight points from Brook House and were promoted to Division One East of the Southern League before moving to Division One West the following season for geographical reasons, Brook House were possibly distracted slightly by reaching both the Challenge Trophy and Premier Division Cup Finals. Beaconsfield SYCOB however only lost two league matches all season to Harefield United at Holloways Park and 2-1 at Brook House in a blood and thunder February affair, I gather Leon Callendar was their top goalscorer however the defence only conceded 21 times and former Watford and England schoolboys goalkeeper Liam Watson was instrumental throughout the campaign saving pretty much everything that was thrown at him, he later joined Northwood, North Greenford United, Tring Athletic, Aylesbury FC:

SSML Premier Division 2003/2004
Pos  Name                           Pld    W    D    L   GF   GA  Pts
   1  Beaconsfield S Y C O B           36   27    7    2   95   21   88
   2  Brook House                      36   26    2    8   82   35   80
   3  St Margaretsbury                 36   24    5    7   66   29   77
   4  Potters Bar Town                 36   22    8    6   86   35   74
   5  Harefield United                 36   22    5    9   87   50   71
   6  Hanwell Town                     36   22    4   10   86   49   70
   7  London Colney                    36   18    6   12   76   48   60
   8  Greenacres                       36   16    6   14   77   78   54
   9  Leverstock Green                 36   14    7   15   54   55   49
  10  Ruislip Manor                    36   14    6   16   60   62   48
  11  Hoddesdon Town                   36   13    7   16   53   53   46
  12  Hillingdon Borough               36   13    7   16   56   67   46
  13  Royston Town                     36   11    7   18   63   78   40
  14  Harpenden Town                   36    9    9   18   47   81   36
  15  Biggleswade Town                 36    9    8   19   56   82   35
  16  Broxbourne Borough V & E         36    9    3   24   36   93   30
  17  Bedford United & Valerio         36    6    6   24   32   84   24
  18  Haringey Borough                 36    5    7   24   43   90   22
  19  Holmer Green                     36    5    4   27   41  106   19
 

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