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Been meaning to start a thread on the Green Lane Club for a while and nice to see they are open for business again tomorrow:

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I believe this YouTube video has been posted before on another thread but a great insight into the Club and Green Lane:

 

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Another YouTube insight into the Club and covering a pre-season friendly with Hemel Hempstead Town on Saturday 7 July 2018 which Hemel Hempstead Town won 7-0:

 

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YouTube action and a match report from Bovingdon v Sun Sports Reserves in an Aubrey Cup Quarter Final tie on Saturday 10 March 2018, due to Green Lane being flooded the venue was changed to the 3G pitch at Parmiters School in Watford, Bovingdon won 5-0 with goals from Lewis Pritchard, Jack Maynard, Ed Canham, Courtney Massay and Will Summerfield. Bovingdon were still a Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division side in 2017/18 gaining promotion to the SSML Division that season and winning it at the first time of asking in 2018/19 by four points from Old Bradwell United losing just two league games all season, 1-0 at Abbey Road and 2-1 at Aston Clinton:

https://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/sport/16087067.bovingdon-into-aubrey-cup-semi-finals-after-sun-sports-win/

 

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Two links from when anoraks have visited Green Lane in the past, the last one however is of Bovingdon Reserves v Buntingford Town Reserves in the Cecil Hudson Cup Final, played at Ware FC on Tuesday 28 April 2015, which Bovingdon Reserves won 2-1 with two goals from Tommy Gray:

 
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YouTube action from Sun Sports Reserves v Bovingdon Reserves in the Hertfordshire Senior County League Division One, on 17 February 2018 at Bellmountwood Avenue in a 1-1 stalemate, Bovingdon Reserves won Division One by nine points that 2017/18 season with the First Team winning the Premier Division Championship and being promoted to Division Two of the SSML:

 

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Photographs from Cheshunt 'A' v Bovingdon Reserves in an opening day 2017/18 Hertfordshire Senior County League Division One fixture on Saturday 19 August 2017, Cheshunt 'A' won 1-0 however Bovingdon Reserves won the Championship that season by nine points:

Cheshunt FC 'A' 1-0 Bovingdon FC Reserves (19-8-17)

 

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Nice photographs from Bovingdon v Chipperfield Corinthians at Green Lane in a Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division fixture on Saturday 25 August 2015, Bovingdon won 6-0 and were to finish seventh in the table that 2015/16 season, however the Club were very much on the way up and finished runners up to the outstanding London Lions in 2016/17 and then won the Championship in 2017/18 with the Reserve team winning Division One:

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YouTube action from Bovingdon v Pitstone & Ivinghoe on Saturday 2 March 2019 in a 2018/19 SSML Division Two fixture at Green Lane, Bovingdon won the game 4-1, the first half and second half are in separate links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD7AAQA1NBs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUcw0XEBCnA

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I'm sure Bovingdon will want to wish former supremo Lee Bircham all the best following his appointment at Vauxhall Road this morning, Lee was an absolute Godsend and in his two years at Green Lane led the Club to, firstly, runners up spot in the Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division in 2016/17 and then the Championship in 2017/18 and promotion to the SSML before he left for Broadwater to be assistant Manager to Steve Bateman and now look where he is. Bovingdon made the following tearful statement in June 2018 when Lee walked out of the door:

BIRCHAM RESIGNS - We’ve today received the news that First Team manager Lee Bircham has resigned from his role at the club.‬

Everyone at the club would like to place on record their thanks to Lee for his tireless work over the 2 years he’s been in charge.

He’s been a breath of fresh air for the club and it was fantastic to cap that off with our first premier league title.‬

We wish Lee all the best for the future and h‪e will always be welcome back here at Green Lane! 💚

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Bovingdon Reserves have been allocated a Herts Senior County League Division One place again with an 'A' team in Division Two:

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On 04/07/2020 at 12:02, Rhodes said:

Another YouTube insight into the Club and covering a pre-season friendly with Hemel Hempstead Town on Saturday 7 July 2018 which Hemel Hempstead Town won 7-0:

Nice photographs from Bovingdon's pre 2018/19 season friendly with Hemel Hempstead Town, at Green Lane on Saturday 7 July 2018, which Hemel Hempstead Town won 7-0:

Bovingdon FC 0-7 Hemel Hempstead Town FC

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A bit after the Lord Mayors Show but interesting YouTube action from Bovingdon's visit to Knebworth in a 2013/14 Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division fixture on Saturday 10 May 2014, resulting in an exciting 3-3 stalemate. Bovingdon finished that campaign in thirteenth spot with Knebworth relegated, it was then a year on year improvement for the Green  Lane Club until they finally reached the promised land in 2017/18 under Lee Bircham, winning the Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division Championship with the Reserve team winning Division One:

http://thecoldend.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-mighty-ks-end-season-as-comeback.html

 

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YouTube action again, this time from a pre 2017/18 season friendly fixture between Bovingdon and AFC Dunstable, at Green Lane on Saturday 5 August 2017, AFC Dunstable won a competitive game 2-1 with Lee Bircham rubbing his hands on the touchline knowing that this was to be Bovingdon's season and so it proved:

 

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YouTube highlights, courtesy of The Cold End, from Bovingdon v Sarratt in a 2018/19 SSML Division Two fixture, at Green Lane on Monday 27 August 2018, resulting in a 3-0 win for Bovingdon, both Club's were new to the SSML that season having been promoted from the Hertfordshire Senior County League, Bovingdon went on to win Division Two at the first time of asking under new Manager Martin Standen, ending the campaign in style with a 13-0 win over whipping boys Clean Slate, but were unable to gain another promotion:

https://thecoldend.blogspot.com/2018/08/bovvy-3-0-win-seals-bank-holiday-local.html

 

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Just the one photo from Bovingdon's visit to Knebworth in a 2012/13 Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division encounter, at Knebworth's Recreation Ground on Saturday 8 September 2012, Bovingdon won 2-0 with strikes from James Bundey and Ed Canham, the latter who I believe was with Harpenden Town last season, PetetheGreek's friend Len Wilcock was refereeing that afternoon:

Knebworth 0 ~ Bovingdon 2 - 08/09/12

 

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Already posted on the Buckingham Athletic thread however over 100 photographs, courtesy of Sports Shots, from the pre-season friendly at a sweltering Stratford Fields between Buckingham Athletic and Bovingdon on Tuesday 11 August 2020, resulting in a surprise 2-0 win for Bovingdon although their goalkeeper had an inspired afternoon and wouldn't have been beaten in a month of Sunday's:

https://www.sportsshots.org.uk/2020/08/12/psf-buckingham-athletic-0-2-bovingdon/

Buckingham Athletic v Bovingdon PSF

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Oh no, you're not going to believe this folks but it's him again, the Grounhopping FC guy who was at the Berkhamsted v Bovingdon pre-season friendly at Broadwater on Thursday evening (27 August), it was a surprise 1-1 stalemate with an outstanding performance by Bovingdon especially their young goalkeeper:

https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/berkhamstedfootballclub/teams/109087/match-centre/0-4866799/report

 

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Bovingdon entertain Buckingham United on Saturday 19 September in their first SSML Division Two fixture of the new campaign, they then welcome Totternhoe to Green Lane the following Saturday so boss Andy Stratford will be rather hoping for six points to kick off with. Home form last season however was exceptionally poor with just two wins at Green Lane from early August to when the curtain prematurely came down in mid March, compare that to the 2018/19 campaign when it was a fortress of Alamo proportions with Bovingdon winning the Division Two Championship and ending with a 13-0 win over Clean Slate as well as meting out 8-0 and 7-1 drubbings to The 61 FC (Luton) and Grendon Rangers respectively.

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On 21/07/2020 at 03:41, Rhodes said:

Bovingdon Reserves have been allocated a Herts Senior County League Division One place again with an 'A' team in Division Two:

Bovingdon's Reserve team travel to Aldenham FC this afternoon (Saturday) for their first Herts Senior County League Division One fixture of the new campaign whilst the 'A' team travel to Hatfield Athletic for their first Division Three match, both games kick off at 3.00pm.

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On 21/07/2020 at 03:41, Rhodes said:

Bovingdon Reserves have been allocated a Herts Senior County League Division One place again with an 'A' team in Division Two:

Bovingdon Reserves lost their first Herts Senior County League Division One outing of the new campaign on Saturday, 3-0 at Aldenham FC, it was a disappointing result after some encouraging pre-season performances. The 'A' team also disappointingly lost 3-0 at Hatfield Athletic in a their first Herts Senior County League Division Three fixture where it was finally decided to place them following their transfer from the West Herts League Premier Division. The Reserves entertain Hertford Heath on Saturday (12 September) whilst the 'A' team travel to Oxhey Jets Vets, the First team will have to wait another week before their SSML Division Two campaign starts in earnest against Buckingham United at Green Lane on Saturday 19 September.

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On 08/09/2020 at 11:40, Rhodes said:

The Reserves entertain Hertford Heath on Saturday (12 September) whilst the 'A' team travel to Oxhey Jets Vets, the First team will have to wait another week before their SSML Division Two campaign starts in earnest against Buckingham United at Green Lane on Saturday 19 September.

Bovingdon Reserves made amends for the disappointing start last week to their Herts Senior County League Division One campaign by beating Hertford Heath 3-2 at Green Lane on Saturday however Bovingdon 'A' lost 4-0 at Oxhey Jets Vets and are now rooted firmly to the bottom of the Herts Senior County League Division Three having lost 3-0 at Hatfield Athletic last week. It's maybe just as well the 'A' team have no fixture next Saturday prior to entertaining Knebworth the following week (26 September) in the prestigious Aubrey Cup, the Reserve side meanwhile travel to Buntingford Town next Saturday (19 September) with the First team finally starting their SSML Division Two campaign against Buckingham United at Green Lane.

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On 15/09/2020 at 20:05, Rhodes said:

the Reserve side meanwhile travel to Buntingford Town next Saturday (19 September) with the First team finally starting their SSML Division Two campaign against Buckingham United at Green Lane.

Bovingdon had a mixed Saturday afternoon, the First team had an excellent 3-2 win over Buckingham United at Green Lane after being 2-0 in arrears after 34 minutes, the key to the comeback was a spot kick awarded on 43 minutes which Ben Baldwin converted following a retake to go in at the break just 2-1 down. Tea cups must have hit every wall of the dressing room during the interval as Bovingdon were a changed team and equalised on 74 minutes through another penalty which Baldwin clinically put away, then three minutes into added on time a speculative cross was headed home. Unfortunately the Reserve side were unable to match the First teams heroics and they lost 3-2 at Buntingford Town in a Herts Senior County League Division One fixture, the 'A' team weren't in action:

https://twitter.com/BovingdonFC

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On 31/08/2020 at 23:45, Rhodes said:

Bovingdon entertain Buckingham United on Saturday 19 September in their first SSML Division Two fixture of the new campaign, they then welcome Totternhoe to Green Lane the following Saturday so boss Andy Stratford will be rather hoping for six points to kick off with

A hard fought 2-1 win for Bovingdon's First team against Totternhoe at Green Lane, after going a goal behind, gave them the six points they were looking for from two home games to start the new SSML Division Two campaign. It was not such a good afternoon for the Reserve side who went down 2-1 at Cow Lane to Tring Athletic in a Herts Senior County League Division One fixture whilst Bovingdon's 'A' team were in Aubrey Cup First Round action against Knebworth's First team who play two divisions higher, unsurprisingly they lost 4-0 (see match report below). Next Saturday (3 October) the First team have an unenviable visit to Old Bradwell United, the Reserve team entertain Wheathampstead Wanderers (pitch 2) and the 'A' team are also at home to Hemel Hempstead Rovers Reserves (pitch 1):

https://knebworthfc.co.uk/2020/09/27/seniors-saturday-26-september-2020/

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On 28/09/2020 at 22:58, Rhodes said:

Next Saturday (3 October) the First team have an unenviable visit to Old Bradwell United, the Reserve team entertain Wheathampstead Wanderers (pitch 2) and the 'A' team are also at home to Hemel Hempstead Rovers Reserves (pitch 1)

They say 'two out of three ain't bad' and just Bovingdon's 'A' team fell foul of the weather conditions yesterday with their Herts Senior County League Division Three fixture with Hemel Hempstead Rovers Reserves being called off, they entertain Harpenden Rovers next week. The Reserve side really went to town, following two successive defeats, beating Wheathampstead Wanderers 6-0 in Division One with goals from Josh Bundey, Haydn Cassidy, Lee Picknell, Jamie Barker and a brace from Ben Davis and can go to Knebworth next Saturday (10 October) in great heart and armed with a dossier from the 'A' team who met Knebworth last week in an Aubrey Cup tie. The First team, perhaps unsurprisingly, went down 3-1 at Abbey Road to Old Bradwell United however made a real fist of things, equalising through Scott Burge straight after the hosts had taken a 13 minute lead and it was beginning to look like Andy Stratford's men could take a point back to Green Lane with them however two late goals on 80 and 93 minutes put paid to that hope, next Saturday they welcome Mursley United to Green Lane:

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