Wednesday, 8 July 2020

THE COLD END FLASHBACK - THE 2010 MIDDLESEX FA CHARITY CUP FINAL

THE 2010 MIDDLESEX FA CHARITY CUP FINAL 
NORTH GREENFORD UNITED 1 ENFIELD TOWN 0 

Despite having much of the possession and chances at The Beveree, Enfield Town couldn't find their way past an inspired Gary Jallow in the North Greenford United goal in the 101st Middlesex Senior Charity Cup Final in 2010. 

Steve Ringrose's side carried out a smash and grab raid in their 1-0 win to lift the trophy, their goal came in one of their very few attacks in the second half and their only memorable attempt on target. 

Enfield Town had numerous chances and even a goal disallowed in the second half. The referee blew up for a foul he saw before the ball dropped into the net from a Rudi Hall header. 

The final action of the game was North Greenford frantically clearing the ball off the line and then literally seconds after celebrating when the referee blew up for full time. It was a case of "just one of those nights" for Enfield Town where the game could of been played until midnight and they still wouldn't of hit the net as the luck seemed to be on United's side but then again the saying goes you make your own luck and they certainly did that with their defending and work rate.  

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS BELOW 

EIGHTY-FIVE TEAMS IN THE DRAFT CONSTITUTION FOR THE ESSEX SUNDAY CORINTHIAN LEAGUE

The Essex Sunday Corinthian Football League covers around the London Boroughs of  Havering, Epping Forest, Barking, Dagenham, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. They have released a draft constitution for the 2020/21 season which shows an expanded seven division structure which may well become an eight division line up depending on the number of weeks available as and when grass root's football starts again. 

Premier Division
(13 teams)
Baiteze Squad  
Central Colts  
Colebrook Royals 
East Way Athletic
El Valiente 
Elda 
Flanders 
KLIK 
Kulture Klub 
London Mavericks 
Repton Park 
Secret 
Warren United

Division One
(12 teams) 
Asianos 
Barking & Dagenham Wanderers
Brook Athletic 
Chingford Athletic 
East Stars 
FC Mexico 'A'  
Goresbrook 
Hornchurch Oakmont 
Korona Redbridge 
Oceana 
Ultimate Vision 
Valentine United 


Division Two
(12 teams) 
Abridge Village
Barking 
Barking Riverside 
Chigwell United
Emerson Park 
FC Ballr 
Frenford 
Roose 
St Augustines 
Thames Ironworks 
Walthamstow Ave
Wanstead Albion 


Division Three
(12 teams) 
AFC Theydon 
Ainslie
Alpha 
Blackwall Rovers
Bretons Manor 
E4 Rangers 
East Ham Inter 
FC Mexico 'B' 
Flyhouse Athletic 
Jaffna 
Lonsdale 
West Essex


Division Four
(12 teams) 
Chingford Ath Res 
Eastbrook United
FC Galaxy 
Monkhams 
Newham Athletic
Roneo Colts 
Theydon Green 
Total Football 
United Amateurs
Upshire Forest Res 
Warren United Res 
Young Royals 



Division Five
(12 teams) 
Cobra 
Dagenham Rangers
Eastern Avenue 
Fairlop Rovers 
Leytonstone Ath 
Ping City Phoenixes 
Romford Ath Dons
Royal Lions 
Stow Rovers 
Titans United
Valence United 
Woodford



Division Six 
(12 teams) 
Barking Reserves
Byron Red Star 
Custom House Community
East Tilbury Town 
Epping Forest Falcons 
FC Mexico 'C'
Mansfield Rangers 
Royal Lions Reserves 
Singh Sabha Barking 
Tekkers Vets 
Thames Ironworks Res 
Woodford Green Utd



THE YAK GOES TO THE SHAK - BELARUSIAN FOOTBALL WEEKEND FIXTURES

It's been a very busy day of transfer activity and news in Belarusian football.

Firstly the scheduled game between Dynamo Brest and Slutsk this weekend has been postponed due to a number of players and staff from Dynamo suffering from Covid-19 symptoms.  I wish them all the best and we all look forward to seeing Dynamo back in action sometime soon when they are all recovered.

The rights and wrongs of football continuing in Belarus following this news is clearly a debate that quite rightly must be had but for now the game continues.  

The big transfer news of the day is Jasurbek Yakshivoev moving from Energetyk-BGU to Shakhtyor Soligorsk. The 23 year old Uzbekistan International joined The Students on loan from Uzbek Super League side Pakhtakor Tashkent for the 2020 season and has scored nine goals (three assists) in the thirteen games he has played so far. He is the Premier Division top scorer so far and now joins Shakhtyor on loan for the rest of the season. 

There are now unconfirmed rumours of Shakhtyor's Belarusian International striker Vitaly Lisakovich who has made sixteen apperances and scored 9 goals so far moving to a club in the Russian Premier League - I must stress this has not been confirmed as yet so is as I say a rumour. 

Torepdo Belaz-Zhodino have increased their Brazlian contingent from a double to a trio with the signing of 22 year old attacker Matheus Celestino Moresche Rodrigues (known as Moresche) who counts Vasco Da Gama and Avai as former clubs as well as playing for Botafogo and Corinthians as a youth player. 

Winger Jean Morel Poe who was one of the stand out players for Smolevichi-STI this season has now swapped a relegation battle for the title race with Neman Grodno. The 23 year old Ivorian was previously with Torpedo Zhodino. 

Defensive Midfielder Mikhail Bashilov has moved from Belshina to Energetyk. The 27 year old counts Gorodeya as a former club. 

Centre-Forward Vladimir Khvashchinsky, 30, has moved from Shakhtyor to FC Minsk on loan for the rest of the season. 

FIXTURES


PREMIER LEAGUE

(UK KICK OFF TIMES)

Friday 10th July 
Smolevichy-STI v Isloch - 4.30pm 

Saturday 11th July 
Belshina v Torpedo BelAZ - 2.30pm 
BATE v Slavia - 4.30pm 
Shakhtyor v Gorodeya - 6.30pm 

Sunday 12th July
Energetyk-BGU v Rukh Brest - 2.30pm 
Dynamo Minsk v Minsk - 4.30pm
Vitebsk v Neman Grodno - 6.30pm 

FIRST LEAGUE

Saturday 11th July 
Volna v Orsha - 3.30pm 
Naftan v Khimik Svetlogorsk - 4pm 
Sputnik v Lida More - 4.30pm 
Gomel v Granit - 5pm 

Sunday 12th July
Krumkachy v Smorgon - 12.30pm 
Arsenal v Slonim - 2.30pm 
Lokomotiv Gomel v Oshmyany - 4pm 

SECOND LEAGUE
Saturday 11th July 

Shakhtyor Petrikov v  Osipovichy - 12pm 
Stenles Pinsk v Kronon - 12.30pm 
Energosbyt-BSATU v Dnepr Mogilev - 1pm 
Molodechno v BGU Minsk - 2pm 
Bumprom v Gorki - 3pm
Zhlobin v Viktoriya Maryina Horka - 3pm 
Ostrovets v Dynamo Malorita - 3pm
Baranovichi v Meliorator Zhitkovichi -3pm 
Dnepr Rogachev v SMI Autotrans - 4pm 
Pershiy Regien v Ivatsevichi - 4pm 


NINETY PLAYERS USED BY FC ROMANIA IN THE 2019/20 SEASON

FC Romania had a really difficult 2019/20 campaign where they used ninety (90) players in the 36 league and cup games played as shown below. Adrian Darabant had the most appearances on 28 games with 30 players making just one appearance each! 

28 appearances 
Adrian Darabant
24
Adrian Hurdubei 
23
Cosmin Sandu 
22
Gabriel Ghinea 
Vladut Sighiartau 
21
Marius-Cosmin Patru 
George Taban
15
Lawrence Neuruba 
14
Narcis Filip 
13
Cristi Iacob 
Sergiu Maximov 
12
Ionut Miron
11
Lawrence Nzuruba
10
Cristi Iacob
German Petrov 
9
Mihai Botosan 
Dumitru Gritcan 
Henry Mabassa
8
Sergiu Maximov 
Izichukwu Okiwute 
Radu-Florin Stoica 
7
Dumitru Chiriac 
Ungureanu Ionut 
Gelu Lupu 
Samuel Oyeniran 
6
Dinu Barcari
5
Felix Lupu 
Bogdan Ungureanu 
Joshua Williams 
4
Andrei Baciu 
Stefan Cirjan 
Ghinea Gabriel 
Alexandru Gorchina 
Eugene Hagan morgan 
Joel Lamb
Cosmin Miron 
3
Cosmin Ichim 
Oliver Fortune
Robert Rogojina 
George Stroe 
Adrian Tigirias 
Ionut Ungureanu 
Bryan Villavicencio Villalba 
2
Ciorchina Alexandru 
Kamara Alieu 
Lukulaj Brima 
Gritcan Dumitru 
Raphael Duyile 
Metso Elefterios 
Petrov German 
Blair Jevoy 
Lamb Joel Douglas 
Roberts Kyle 
Hernany Marques 
Hector Martinez 
Aundre Spencer 
Cirjan Stefan 
Montez Victor 
Laurence Whymark 
Alan Zupoli
1
Melos Ajuazi 
Paulo Amado Alves 
Antomiov Anastasios
Jeremy Atwere 
Steven Benavides Martinez 
Devoy Blair 
Yayi Columbus 
Bruan Delgado Morales 
Macedo Hernany 
Eze Ikechi 
Okwute Izuchukwu 
Baka rain brown Joel
Leon Lewis 
Ndovi Lu Singh 
Nickal Lufolo 
Ajuazi Melos 
Amghar Mohamed 
Ahmed Mohammed 
Joel Nakatani- Brown 
Mihai Nedelou 
Akande Olantunde 
Manny Omore 
Pierre St-Hiliare  
Harry Rixon 
Lemba Roddy 
Abdulasii Saalah 
Mustafa Said 
Chitu Sorin 
Bernando Tela 
Awoderu Tematayo

FC ROMANIA'S LEAGUE RECORD SINCE FORMATION IN 2006

SEASONLEAGUE POSNPWDLGFGAGDPTS
06/07 LONDON FOOTBALL SATURDAY PM PREMIER 1/8 14 13 0 1 73 19 +54 49
07/08 LONDON FOOTBALL SUNDAY AM PREMIER 3/9 16 11 3 2 63 24 +39 33
08/09 ESSEX BUSINESS HOUSES DIVISION TWO 6/7 18 6 3 9 30 46 -16 21
09/10 ESSEX BUSINESS HOUSES DIVISION TWO 4/9 15* 7 2 6 53 35 +18 23
10/11 MIDDLESEX COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE (C&;E) 2/11 20 14 2 4 64 35 +29 44
11/12 MIDDLESEX COUNTY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION 2/16 30 23 1 6 94 39 +55 70
12/13 MIDDLESEX COUNTY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION 2/16 30 19 4 7 97 48 +49 61
13/14ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE  5/20 38 21 9 8 82 56 +26 72
14/15 ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE  6/20 38 21 2 15 88 72 +16 65
15/16 ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE  3/21 40 27 8 5 114 43 +71 89
16/17 ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE 3/21 40 27 7 8 125 56 +69 88
17/18 ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE  3/21 40 28 7 5 98 37 +61 91
18/19 ISTHMIAN SOUTH CENTRAL  16/20 38 11 3 24 46 86 -40 36
19/20 ISTHMIAN SOUTH CENTRAL  19/20 28 4 4 20 35 84 -49 16
*denotes match versus West Green Reserves was not played

AMBITIOUS BRACKNELL TOWN MAKE SOME IMPRESSIVE SIGNINGS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 20/21 SEASON

Bracknell Town were in sixth place of the Isthmian League South-Central Division have announced a number of impressive new signings in preparation for the forthcoming season along with a good number of last seasons squad to rejoin the ambitious Berkshire club. 

Former Hungerford Town and Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson took over in December 2019 and in the eleven league games played until football was put on hold The Robins won nine and draw two scoring thirty goals and letting in just four with seven clean sheets achieved. 

The below shows how their squad is looking for the 2020/21 campaign - Whichever league they are placed in they will be well amongst the favourites for the title with many fans - Red denotes new players.  

Mickel Platt - The former QPR academy player, 20, has resigned for Bracknell Town after spending 4 months with the club last season where he made 14 appearances.

Caden Genovesi - Another former QPR academy player. The defender, 20, has also played for Welling United and Whitehawk on loan whilst with The R's.  He made 33 appearances for Bracknell last season. 

Dan Bayliss - Also resigned after making 34 appearances for The Robins last season. The 6 feet 4 inch centre-back signed for the club from Basingstoke Town last summer having previously played for Flackwell Heath.  Bayliss was an England Schoolboy's international as a youth in 2017. 

Seb Bowerman - Left winger Bowerman netted 17 times for the club last season. He has been offered deals to play at clubs higher up the pyramid in the past but has stayed loyal to the Berkshire side. 

Max Herbert - The Captain has re-signed for the club. He started his career with Wycombe Wanderers and Brentford before playing for Ashford Town and in America in 2018 and 2019.

Scott Rees - The midfielder signed from Thatcham Town in December 2019 and had played under manager Bobby Wilkinson at Hungerford Town. 

Michael Atkinson - The midfielder has played for Walton Casuals, Basingstoke Town and Farnborough previously. He joined the club in January and has committed to the 2020/21 season. 

Mark Scott - The goalkeeper returns for the new campaign after making 16 appearances last season. He spent some time out injured last season and it was feared he may have broken his neck for a second time following an injury sustained whilst playing for Slough Town in 2017.

Sonny Wheeler - Goalkeeper signed from Wealdstone in the summer of 2019. A youngster with a big future in the game who has been training with football league side Reading.

Callum Wright - Returns after making three appearances last season. A centre forward who has also played for Hellenic League side Binfield.   

Felipe Barcelos - Joins after a successful campaign with Thatcham Town last season where he netted 26 goals in 34 games. 

Gareth Thomas - Another to move from The Kingfishers. He is very experienced having played over 400 times for Thatcham Town where he was also Assistant Manager. He was in the squad which won the FA Vase and Hellenic League double in 2018 having made his debut in 2002. 

Alex Ferguson - Signs from Vanarama National South side Chippenham Town where he was part of the squad which won the Southern Premier Division title in 2016/17. He began his career with Swindon Town.  

Ben Markall - Started his career in the youth sides of Cheltenham Town and moved to Stoke City who were then in the Premier League when only 13 years of age for a transfer fee of £70,000. He was with Stoke City for 4 years and then joined Burton Albion for 3 seasons and then Solihull Moors before dropping out of the game to pursue a career in the financial industry. After suffering from a gambling addiction he now works with Premier and Football League clubs with 'Sporting Chance' and 'League Football Education' tackling mental health problems and addiction. 

Romario Jonas - Central defender who counts Hendon, Chalfont St Peter, Ashford Town and Maidenhead United as his former clubs. 

Perry Coles - A striker who was with Farnborough last season and has also played for Egham Town and Slough Town. 

Jack Dean - The right back joins from fellow South-Central division side Westfield where he played 36 times for last season.  The 20 year old had been with Westfield since December 2018 whom he joined from Camberley Town. 

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

HATFIELD TOWN KITS AND SPONSORS FINALISED FOR THE 2020/21 SEASON

Hatfield Town Football Club will be sponsored for by Forever Young People (foreveryoungpeople.com) who offer bespoke, personalised and differentiated support packages for young people from primary school age up to college students. 

With lockdown procedures being lifted slowly but surely many fans are optimistic of a September start for the 2020/21 season - Let's hope so! 

WHAT HARTSDOWN PARK MAY LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE AND A NEW PLAYER FOR THE GATE





Here are some images of what Isthmian Premier Division side Margate FC's Hartsdown Park may look like in the future after the new planning application for the development was submitted to Thanet District Council in partnership with IHG Hotels and the brand Holiday Inn Express. If the planning application is passed it will provide the local community with a first class sporting hub.

There has also been player movement both in and out of the Kent club over the past few weeks as Manager Jay Saunders looks to shape his squad for the forthcoming 20/21 season. 


Michael Abnet, Dan Johnson, Adem Ramaden, Kadell Daniel, Elliott Reeves and Chris Sessengnon have all left the club along with assistant manager Mike Sandmann who is replaced by Jamie Coyle (who will be player assistant manager) who joins from South-East Division side Hythe Town where he was a player last season. Coyle was a coach at Maidstone United when Saunders was in charge and counts Welling United and Dartford as former clubs. 

Winger/Forward Daniel was a fan's favourite since joining firstly on loan from Dover Athletic in 2019 and then on a full time basis for the 19/20 season. The 26 year old came through the Crystal Palace academy and has 11 full International caps for Guyana to his name.


So far from last season's squad Captain Ben Swift, Jay Porter, Noel Leighton, Jordy Robins, Reece Prestedge, Liam Friend and Jack Richards will be playing for The Gate in the 20/21 season. 

John Ufuah, a 21 year old winger, has signed from South-East Division side Whitstable Town. He scored 4 times in 34 times for The Oystermen last season and has also played for Leatherhead, Three Bridge and Dartford in his career so far. 

(With thanks to margate-fc.co.uk for the use of the pictures)