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On 30/04/2022 at 20:02, Rhodes said:

Saturday 30 April 
Division One
Amersham Town 1 Northampton Sileby Rangers 3

A groundhopper from another Forum was at Spratleys Meadow on Saturday:

Amersham Town 1 Northampton Sileby Rangers 3
Spratleys Meadow
Spartan South Midlands League Division 1

Attendance c.40, Admission £5 (adult)
This was my first venture into this particular division, to see lower mid-table hosts take on visitors destined to finish one place outside the top five and the play-offs. The respective home and away records suggested a close contest was likely, although Rangers looked the stronger side for the first half and led 2-0 at the break. Amersham pulled a goal back just three minutes into the second half with a rather dubious penalty after the ball had been fired directly at a defender's arm from no more than a few feet away. His arm didn't seem to be away from his body but the opposition all appealed in unison and the penalty was given. Hopes of a fightback faded just five minutes later with further controversy at the other end. A defender and a forward came together inside the Amersham box, with the defender apparently obstructing his opponent to allow his goalkeeper to reach the loose ball first, but on a signal from the linesman the defender was penalised for an earlier infringement outside the box and shown a red card for denying a clear scoring opportunity. Amersham generally made light of their disadvantage to make a fight of it and were a bit unlucky when Rangers scored a third goal twenty minutes from the end with a speculative 20 yard shot, deflecting off a defenders boot to leave the keeper with no chance as it looped under the crossbar.
The venue is basic old school county league ground in a verdant Chiltern setting, not unlike their more illustrious neighbours Chesham United. The pitch is cut into the side of a hill, surrounded by a post and rail fence, with a small seated stand above a grass bank on the top side. On the lower side are the dugouts with a derelict and now roofless brick building below, which I assume once housed the changing facilities. The near end as you enter has a clubhouse and dressing rooms in separate modern buildings. Amersham seem to have remained a constant presence at second tier county league level for as long as I can remember, whilst many of their erstwhile opponents have moved up to fill the many vacancies opened up by successive restructuring of the non-league pyramid but it's none the worse for that.
The ground was a leisurely 20 minute stroll from Amersham Underground Station at the far end of the Metropolitan Line. A pleasant enough walk in the spring sunshine but I'm not sure I'd want to do it in the dark with a combination of narrow roads and unlit footpaths for some of the route.

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2 hours ago, Rhodes said:

But then that would have been Stotfold and Ampthill Town wouldn't it, not Winslow United

Yes. The two best teams over the whole season. I don’t view everything through yellow and blue glasses. 

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The two results from this Bank Holiday afternoon:

Monday 2 May 

Division Two
Aston Clinton 1 Pitstone & Ivinghoe 2
Berkhamsted Raiders 0 Bovingdon 0
Old Bradwell United P Sarratt 

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6 hours ago, Rhodes said:

This afternoon's two Division Two fixtures, what an occasion at Aston Clinton Park where Aston Clinton wiII Iift the Championship trophy for the first time since 2011/12: 

Wrong Again

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2 hours ago, Karen Browne said:

Wrong Again

I was at the Aston Clinton v Pitstone and Ivinghoe game, and Pitstone were the better side overall. Any idea what’s happening with the Old Bradwell Utd v Sarratt game? Chatting with someone from Old Bradwell, it’s the 3rd postponement.

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1 hour ago, Step 7 Jim said:

I was at the Aston Clinton v Pitstone and Ivinghoe game, and Pitstone were the better side overall. Any idea what’s happening with the Old Bradwell Utd v Sarratt game? Chatting with someone from Old Bradwell, it’s the 3rd postponement.

League have confirmed the game wont be played, after we moved the date for them several times.

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4 minutes ago, Munchkin said:

League have confirmed the game wont be played, after we moved the date for them several times.

Do Old Bradwell Utd get the points? 

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3 minutes ago, Step 7 Jim said:

Do Old Bradwell Utd get the points? 

Yes we will, just waiting for official confirmation. 

4 minutes ago, Step 7 Jim said:

Do Old Bradwell Utd get the points? 

I believe they awarded Aston Clinton the runners up medals after the game today.

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4 hours ago, Munchkin said:

CHAMPIONS ?????

Munchkin - How are Old Bradwell United Champions

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On 30/04/2022 at 20:02, Rhodes said:

Saturday 30 April 
Division One
Long Crendon 4 Bedford 5

A groundhopper was present at palatial Court Place Farm, haven't seen the Iive stream highIights as yet: 

Game 46: Long Crendon 4.5 Bedford (South Midlands Division 1) | nonleaguephotos (wordpress.com)

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On 04/05/2022 at 01:40, Rhodes said:

Saturday 30 April 
Division One
Long Crendon 4 Bedford 5

Here are the live stream highlights from Court Place Farm:

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Struggling to find Division One match reports from last Saturday:  

Saturday 30 ApriI

Division One

Amersham Town 1 Northampton Sileby Rangers 3

Ampthill Town 6 Penn & Tylers Green 0

Buckingham Athletic 5 London Tigers 2

Burton Park Wanderers 3 Kidlington Reserves 3

Langford 0 Stotfold 3

Long Crendon 4 Bedford 5

https://nonleaguephotos.wordpress.com/2022/04/30/game-46-long-crendon-4-5-bedford-south-midlands-division-1/

Rushden & Higham United 2 Letchworth Garden City Eagles 2

https://www.letchwortheagles.org.uk/2022/05/30-apr-rushden-and-higham-2-letchworth-gc-eagles-2/

Shefford Town & Campton 3 Raunds Town 1

Thame United Reserves 2 Irchester United 1  

Wellingborough Whitworth 4 Winslow United 3  

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On 05/05/2022 at 17:59, Rhodes said:

Saturday 30 ApriI

Division One

Rushden & Higham United 2 Letchworth Garden City Eagles 2

https://www.letchwortheagles.org.uk/2022/05/30-apr-rushden-and-higham-2-letchworth-gc-eagles-2/

The line ups:

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On 01/05/2022 at 04:56, Rhodes said:

Saturday 30 April 
Division Two
Eynesbury United 1 Bovingdon 2

Huge disappointment for Eynesbury United as the CIub miss out on a promotion berth by faiIing to finish in the top five.

Eynesbury United must be kicking themseIves in what was onIy their third home League game aII season that thefaiIed to win and having Iead at the intervaI: 

Eynesbury United (1) 1 Bovingdon (0) 2
Eynesbury United failed to get the points that would have seen them finish in the promotion places after two late Bovingdon goals saw the visitors take all three points.
On a day when a point would have done United but like so many times this season failed to capitalise when on top and ultimately paid the price.
A good crowd of 110 enjoyed a very good game with both sides playing some good football. United took the lead on 24 minutes when a superb cross from Dixon who found Carberry and his header beat Fallow in the Bovingdon goal. United had more chances to extend that lead but could not find that all important finish.
The Bulls paid for this when Bovingdon substitute scored twice to finish off United’s promotion hopes.
A gutting way to end the season but we will go again next season, everyone at United would like to thank everyone for their support this season and the sponsors whom without we would not be able to do what we do, have a great summer and see you next season.
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On 02/05/2022 at 18:10, Rhodes said:

Saturday 2 May
Division Two
Aston Clinton 1 Pitstone & Ivinghoe 2

A match report and over 240 photographs courtesy of Sports Shots: 

SSMFL Div. 2; Aston Clinton 1-2 Pitstone & Ivinghoe - Sports Shots:

 

Aston Clinton v Pitstone & Ivinghoe SSMFL

 

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