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LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

Saturday 6 November

New Bradwell St Peter v Burton Park Wanderers (Kick Off 2.00pm)

Old Bradwell United v Milton Keynes Irish (Kick Off 2.00pm)

 

Tuesday 9 November

Ampthill Town v Dunstable Town

Arlesey Town v Stotfold

Flackwell Heath v Penn & Tylers Green

Harefield United v London Colney

Harpenden Town v Hadley

Leverstock Green v Tring Corinthians AFC

Long Crendon v Winslow United

Northampton Sileby Rangers v Eynesbury United

Oxhey Jets v New Salamis (Kick Off 7.30pm)

Risborough Rangers v Buckingham Athletic

Shefford Town & Campton v The 61FC (Luton)

Wellingborough Whitworth v Raunds Town

 

Wednesday 17 November

Baldock Town v Letchworth Garden City Eagles

Codicote v Berkhamsted Raiders

 

Saturday 20 November

Bovingdon v Sarratt (Kick Off 2.00pm)

Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Aston Clinton (Kick Off 2.00pm)

 

Saturday 27 November

Buckingham United v Irchester United (Kick Off 2.00pm)

Totternhoe v Leighton Town (Kick Off 2.00pm)

 

BYES

Amersham Town

Ardley United

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Bedford

Broadfields United

Crawley Green

Holmer Green

Langford

London Tigers

Milton Keynes College Football Academy

Rushden & Higham United

Tring Athletic

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12 minutes ago, Karen Browne said:

Saturday 6 November

Old Bradwell United v Milton Keynes Irish 

Tuesday 9 November

Leverstock Green v Tring Corinthians AFC

Saturday 27 November

Totternhoe v Leighton Town 

Thanks Karen, this is what it's all about isn't it and what we've missed

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On 25/10/2021 at 16:32, Karen Browne said:

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

Saturday 6 November

New Bradwell St Peter v Burton Park Wanderers (Kick Off 2.00pm)

Old Bradwell United v Milton Keynes Irish (Kick Off 2.00pm)

 

Tuesday 9 November

Ampthill Town v Dunstable Town

Arlesey Town v Stotfold

Flackwell Heath v Penn & Tylers Green

Harefield United v London Colney

Harpenden Town v Hadley

Leverstock Green v Tring Corinthians AFC

Long Crendon v Winslow United

Northampton Sileby Rangers v Eynesbury United

Oxhey Jets v New Salamis (Kick Off 7.30pm)

Risborough Rangers v Buckingham Athletic

Shefford Town & Campton v The 61FC (Luton)

Wellingborough Whitworth v Raunds Town

 

Wednesday 17 November

Baldock Town v Letchworth Garden City Eagles

Codicote v Berkhamsted Raiders

 

Saturday 20 November

Bovingdon v Sarratt (Kick Off 2.00pm)

Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Aston Clinton (Kick Off 2.00pm)

 

Saturday 27 November

Buckingham United v Irchester United (Kick Off 2.00pm)

Totternhoe v Leighton Town (Kick Off 2.00pm)

 

BYES

Amersham Town

Ardley United

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Bedford

Broadfields United

Crawley Green

Holmer Green

Langford

London Tigers

Milton Keynes College Football Academy

Rushden & Higham United

Tring Athletic

@Karen Browneare you taking the piss with that draw 😂😂😂

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Karen - Pittodrie you mean, I have never been there but have always wanted to. Two interesting ties this afternoon, I am sure we have all desperately missed the Challenge Trophy where Division Two Club's have the heaven made opportunity to pit their wits against 'the big boys' from the Premier Division, as is the case with Old Bradwell United later, Tring Corinthians AFC on Tuesday at Pancake Lane and Totternhoe entertaining Leighton Town on 27 November: 

Saturday 6 November 

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
New Bradwell St Peter v Burton Park Wanderers (kick off 2.00pm)
Old Bradwell United v Milton Keynes Irish (kick off 2.00pm)

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The results, a good win for New Bradwell St Peter:

Saturday 6 November 

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
New Bradwell St Peter 2 Burton Park Wanderers 1
Old Bradwell United 0 Milton Keynes Irish 1 

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Tomorrow evening's ten exciting Challenge Trophy First Round ties:

Tuesday 9 November (kick off 7.45pm unless stated)

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Ampthill Town v Dunstable Town
Arlesey Town v Stotfold
Flackwell Heath v Penn & Tylers Green
Harefield United P London Colney (now Tue 16 Nov)
Harpenden Town v Hadley
Leverstock Green P Tring Corinthians AFC (now Sat 20 Nov)
Long Crendon v Winslow United
Northampton Sileby Rangers v Eynesbury United
Oxhey Jets v New Salamis (kick off 7.30pm)
Risborough Rangers v Buckingham Athletic
Shefford Town & Campton v The 61 FC (Luton)
Wellingborough Whitworth v Raunds Town

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20 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Tuesday 9 November 

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Risborough Rangers v Buckingham Athletic

The match programme:

JcLKXCctQwep63DrD285_Buckingham Athletic SSMFL LCT1 9 11 21.pdf

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Half Time scores where found, one or two surprises but the least being that Stotfold boss Brett Donnelly has been sent from the dugout for foul and abusive language, and that was with his side leading:

Tuesday 9 November 

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Ampthill Town 0 Dunstable Town 1
Arlesey Town 0 Stotfold 2
Flackwell Heath 1 Penn & Tylers Green 1
Harefield United P London Colney 
Harpenden Town 0 Hadley 3
Leverstock Green P Tring Corinthians AFC 
Long Crendon v Winslow United
Northampton Sileby Rangers 0 Eynesbury United 1
Oxhey Jets 1 New Salamis 0
Risborough Rangers 2 Buckingham Athletic 0
Shefford Town & Campton v The 61 FC (Luton)
Wellingborough Whitworth v Raunds Town

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The results:

Tuesday 9 November 

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Ampthill Town 2 Dunstable Town 2 (Ampthill Town win 4-2 on pens)
Arlesey Town 1 Stotfold 3
Flackwell Heath 2 Penn & Tylers Green 1
Harefield United P London Colney 
Harpenden Town 0 Hadley 3
Leverstock Green P Tring Corinthians AFC 
Long Crendon 2 Winslow United 2 (Long Crendon win 4-3 on pens)
Northampton Sileby Rangers 2 Eynesbury United 2 (Northampton Sileby Rangers win 7-6 on pens)
Oxhey Jets 1 New Salamis 0
Risborough Rangers 2 Buckingham Athletic 0
Shefford Town & Campton 6 The 61 FC (Luton) 1
Wellingborough Whitworth 2 Raunds Town 1

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Such a one sided game at the Boundary tonight, Salamis must have had 80% possession and on that basis should've walked it. Thankfully a combination of solidish defence, poor finishing and some more great saves from Lewis Todd meant Jets somehow progress to round 2, was attack versus defence for most of the game. Kyal Williams again on the scoresheet, a simple tap in deciding it after 10 minutes. A modicum of solace after the 10-0 league annihilation just before Kevin Christou took the reins. Different side and a different proposition these days.

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Harpenden Town v Hadley  0-3

A routine win for Hadley in a game that Harpenden appeared to regard as an unnecessary chore, resting five, six or nine first-teamers, depending on who you believe.

Goals from Jordan Edwards on 11 and 39, and Bradley Marriot on 21 meant that the tie was settled before the interval.

Man of the match was undoubtedly Harpenden keeper Emmanuel Olajide, as without him Hadley would have scored twelve.

On to round two, and, ideally, a real contest...

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13 hours ago, Rhodes said:

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Northampton Sileby Rangers 0 Eynesbury United 1

A nice report on this one from Eynesbury United where there was almost an old fashioned cup upset:

Spartan South Midlands Challenge Cup 1st Round
Northampton Sileby Rangers (0) 2 Eynesbury Utd (1) 2 (Baxter, Dixon)
United where twice on the verge of a great cup upset only for the hosts to show their durability and finally put United out of the competition.
This was the Bulls debut game in the competition and certainly did not look out of place against the team one step higher in the pyramid. Though the evening did not start well with Lee Bassett and Josh Spavins pulling out during the warm up.
Npton SR started the game with a lot of the early possession but found the United back four and midfield hard to break down. Neil Morris rolled back the years with a quality display in the centre of the park, and along with McLean and Sole controlled the midfield for long periods. United had the first chance of any note when a ball in behind the Npton SR defence found Baxter racing clear but his effort was well saved by the keeper. However United repeated the move on 26 minutes with Fox finding Baxter and this time Baxter placed the ball past the keeper and into the net. A well deserved lead, and up to half time United had kept Npton SR to a couple of half chances.
Npton SR came out in the second half with more determination and started to push United back, and the Bulls were more than happy to keep their shape and hit them on the counter attack. On 53 minutes there was a handbags melee that saw a Npton SR player slap McLean around the face, something all three officials claimed they did not see, or indeed even happened, and minutes later United were on the attack and clearly won a corner only for the ref to give a goal kick. From that resultant restart Npton SR went up the other end and equalised with a great header.
United could have rolled over at this stage but battled back and won a free kick on the edge of the area. And for the second time this season Own Dixon hit a lovely left foot shot around the wall and into the net.
The last fifteen minutes became hard work for the Bulls, and after losing Bassett and Spavins only had one sub to call on, and the Bulls began to tire, which allowed Npton SR to attack a lot more often. And it looked though as if United would do enough but fell asleep at a corner with 5 minutes left and it was volleyed home to make it 2-2.
So the game went to penalties. Jeckells saved the first, and when Dixon, Morris, McLean and Fox scored theirs United just needed Baxter to score to put them through, but a good save by the keeper to his left denied United. Sudden death was not kind, Jeckells nearly kept the next penalty out, and the following penalty hit the post but sneaked in. Harris, Humphrey scored their penalties with style, but Flack was denied again by a good save.
It was gutting for the boys who worked so hard on the evening, but just were not clinical enough to get the job over the line.
A great night though and we learned a lot. and we have to mention the facility at Npton SR what a great ground and a huge thanks to everyone who made us feel welcome. On to Saturday when we travel to Warboys Town in the Hunts Cup.
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On 09/11/2021 at 23:13, Rhodes said:

Tuesday 9 November 

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Wellingborough Whitworth 2 Raunds Town 1

A match report and photograhs courtesy of Sports Shots:

SSMFL LCT; Wellingborough Whitworth 2-1 Raunds Town - Sports Shots

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The midweek First Round ties, Karen has arranged them in 'dribs and drabs' rather than back in the day when, from memory, they were all on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of September:

Tuesday 16 November (kick off 7.45pm)

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Harefield United v London Colney

Wednesday 17 November (kick off 7.45pm)

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Baldock Town v Letchworth Garden City Eagles
Codicote v Berkhamsted Raiders

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Harefield United made heavy weather of their win this evening against London Colney but progress to the Second Round of the competition, Jack Metcalfe's men didn't give up the ghost when going 2-0 down and had some opportunities to equalise towards the end:

Tuesday 16 November  

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Harefield United 2 London Colney 1

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Two impressive home victories in the ties this evening:

Wednesday 17 November 

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Baldock Town 3 Letchworth Garden City Eagles 0
Codicote 6 Berkhamsted Raiders 0

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THE GLADWISH CHALLENGE TROPHY Second Round

Tuesday 7 December

Leverstock Green v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Milton Keynes Irish v Northampton Sileby Rangers

Oxhey Jets v Crawley Green (Kick Off 7.30pm)

Stotfold v Shefford Town & Campton

 

Wednesday 8 December

Bedford v Wellingborough Whitworth

Codicote v Harefield United

 

Tuesday 14 December

Ampthill Town v Totternhoe or Leighton Town

Ardley United v Amersham Town (Kick Off 7.30pm)

Hadley v Broadfields United

Holmer Green v Long Crendon

London Tigers v Flackwell Heath (Kick Off 7.30pm)

Risborough Rangers v Pitstone & Ivinghoe 

 

Wednesday 15 December

Baldock Town v Langford

 

Saturday 18 December

Bovingdon v Tring Athletic (Kick Off 2.00pm)

 

Saturday 8 January

Milton Keynes College Football Academy v Rushden & Higham United 

 

 

To Be Arranged

Buckingham United or Irchester United v New Bradwell St Peter

 

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On 17/11/2021 at 23:08, Rhodes said:

Wednesday 17 November 

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Baldock Town 3 Letchworth Garden City Eagles 0

A groundhopper from another Forum was at Hitchin Road on Wednesday, also see the match programme. I wonder why the game kicked off at 7.41pm:

FvO0CkVSKoYTBPTdNL3A_Programme_Vol 14_LETCHWORTH GC EAGLES.pdf

Baldock Town 3 - 0 Letchworth Garden City Eagles (HT 1 - 0)
Step 5 v Step 6
New Lamb Meadow, Arlesey
Spartan League Gladwish Challenge Trophy
Admission £7/5
Attendance 121 and 1 dog
Tea £1
No paper programme, online version is available.
I had thought of travelling through to Bishop's Stortford for the Enfield Walthamstow game, but I lost my football hat 2 weeks ago, and couldn't find an alternative hat in time to leave the house early enough to get there. I've put a replacement Spireite hat on to my Christmas list.
This was my nearest game, and a handy local Wednesday evening regular fixture for me, as Baldock groundshare with Arlesey Town. I easily parked up in the narrow spaces in the car park. There has been some work removing the fence and some bushes behind the North goal to clear an access road to the practice pitch to the East of the main pitch. An announcement during HT advised of 2 vehicles in the car park which had gently collided, as 1 driver had forgotten to apply their handbrake.
The game kicked off early at about 7.41, which caught out a couple of late arrivals through the turnstile. 7 minutes in and an own goal from the LGC keeper put Baldock ahead. Baldock kept the pressure up for about 15 minutes before LGC responded with some good attacking play. In the second half LGC appeared to tire, and Baldock went ahead. The Baldock keeper did a fantastic save, after which LGC really lost their vigour, and Baldock pressed home to score the 3rd goal in the closing minutes, with the final whistle blowing on exactly 9.30pm.

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Three more First Round ties taking place this afternoon, see Leverstock Green's match programme:

Saturday 20 November (kick off 3.00pm unless stated)

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round

Bovingdon v Sarratt (kick off 2.00pm)

Leverstock Green v Tring Corinthians AFC

Leverstock Green FC Programme vs Tring Corinthians by Tony Smart - Issuu

Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Aston Clinton (kick off 2.00pm)

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This afternoon's results, Bovingdon now look forward to a lucrative Second Round home tie against Tring Athletic:

Saturday 20 November

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round

Bovingdon 4 Sarratt 0

Leverstock Green 5 Tring Corinthians AFC 0

(H) Tring Corinthians – Leverstock Green F.C. (levgreenfc.co.uk)

Pitstone & Ivinghoe 2 Aston Clinton 0

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The final two First Round ties take place tomorrow:

Saturday 27 November 

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Buckingham United v Irchester United (kick off 2.00pm)
Totternhoe v Leighton Town (kick off 2.00pm)

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12 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Saturday 27 November 

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Buckingham United v Irchester United

Sadly this tie has fallen foul of the weather this afternoon so New Bradwell St Peter will have to wait a bit longer to find out their Second Round opponents

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12 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Saturday 27 November 

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Totternhoe v Leighton Town (kick off 2.00pm)

I wonder whether the conditions will be a leveller at Dunstable Road this afternoon, the tie can be heard on CW Sport Radio:

http://www.cwsportradio.com/

Billede

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No difficuIty for Leighton Town on Saturday then, the Buckingham United v Irchester United tie has been re-arranged for Saturday 8 January, kick off 1.30pm:

SSML Challenge Trophy First Round
Buckingham United
P Irchester United
Totternhoe 1 Leighton Town 4 

Match Report: Totternhoe 1 - 4 Leighton Town F C : First Team (pitchero.com)

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