Friday, 30 October 2020

HITCHIN SUNDAY LEAGUE WEEKEND FIXTURES - #SUNDAYLEAGUE

 



HERTFORD TOWN'S IMPROVED FORM CONTINUES WITH A HOME VICTORY OVER CHALFONT ST PETER

Hertford Town are certainly an advert for stability, a long term project and not sacking the boss when results haven't been great - Ben Herd has built a very impressive young team - the squad for Tuesday evening's game at home to Chalfont St Peter had an average age of 20.81. 

Over the first seven Isthmian South-Central Division games of last season they won one and lost six scoring eight and let in twenty-seven goals. With this 2-1 win their record this season shows how far they have progressed - It now reads won 4 and lost three scoring ten and letting in ten. 

Another indication is that their recent 3-1 victory at Westfield was just over a year since a 1-9 defeat at home to the same side. 

Chalfont St-Peter Manager Finlay Johnson has also done a great job in building a young exciting team that had won two of their six league games played up until kick off at Hertfingfordbury Park on Tuesday evening. 

Town looked good from the start with David Ogbonna on the left wing and Girsawek Jagdev, who was with Spartan South Midlands League Division One side Hillingdon Borough last season, on the right wing looking dangerous. 

It was Jagdev who was fouled in the penalty box the fourth minute which saw Samuel Faniyan to score from the spot which pleased the Town fans in the crowd of 212 - A huge improvement on the 121 who saw their game against Ashford Town on Saturday 26th October 2019. I think some of the Spurs and Arsenal fans who usually travel into London for a Premier League game are giving The Blues some much needed support due to the current conditions not allowing supporters to top level games.  

Chalfont played some good football and their stand out player for me was Owen James who played on the right wing in the first half. He had a number of chances to score but his efforts went just over the bar. James looks a very good player with quick feet and close control - He was released by League Two side Oxford United at the end of the 2019/20 season where he made one first team appearance in May 2018 against Blackburn Rovers. 

Hertford Town went in at the break 2-0 up when in the 35th minute Isaac Pedro capitalised on a defensive mistakes to slide the ball into Faniyan who slotted the ball past Andy McCorkell in the St Peter goal to score his second goal of the match and his fifth of the season. 

The second half saw Chalfont have more possession but they never really gave Luke Mewitt in the Hertford goal any work to do aside from a save he made from a James free kick. 

They did score on 88 minutes with James's looping corner going straight in to make the last few minutes a little more nervy than Hertford would of wanted. 

Chalfont were reduced to 10 men a few minutes after when former Harrow Borough defender received a second yellow card for a handball offence - He had been booked for a foul in the first half. 

FINAL SCORE - 2-1

BRIEF MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

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FULL MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Hertford Town's next game is scheduled league fixture is on Saturday 7th November when Chipstead visit Hertingfordbury Park. Chalfont St Peter visit bottom of the table Harlow Town tomorrow afternoon. 

The blues have arranged an interesting friendly game for Tuesday 3rd November when Watford u23s visit them. Kick off is earlier at 7pm but its a chance to see some of the stars of the future playing for The Hornets. Admission is £8 for adults and £4 for concessions with under 16s £1. Hertford Town season ticket holders get free entry. 

On Saturday 21st November Hertford are due to entertain Ware in a huge local derby - the game last season on Saturday 7th March saw a crowd of 608 people attend so with the current restrictions in place this is likely to be all ticket I think.


SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION - FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION TABLE 
TOP SEVEN ONLY 
 POS TEAM  GD  PTS 
1.   BIGGLESWADE UNITED   10  +8  22
2.  EYNESBURY ROVERS 10  +13  21 
3.   COLNEY HEATH   +9 21
4.  OXHEY JETS   +12  18
5.   HAREFIELD UNITED  10  18 
6.   POTTON UNITED   +7  17 
7.   LEIGHTON TOWN   +12  16

It's still early days in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division but Biggleswade United top the table at present just above Eynesbury Rovers and Colney Heath. Leighton Town are down in seventh but have three games in hand over teams above them. Many of the clubs are in Buildbase FA Vase action this weekend but there are some games scheduled as well as games next midweek. Two games stand out for me tomorrow being Eynesbury Rovers v Oxhey Jets and Leighton Town v Potton United. 

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES 

Saturday 31st October 
Eynesbury Rovers v Oxhey Jets 
Harefield United v Arlesey Town 
Harpenden Town v Broadfields United 
Leighton Town v Potton United 
Leverstock Green v London Colney 
Tring Athletic v Dunstable Town 
Wembley v Biggleswade United 

Tuesday 3rd November
Arlesey Town v Eynesbury Rovers 
Broadfields United v Tring Athletic
Edgware Town v Crawley Green
Harefield United v North Greenford United
Leverstock Green v Wembley
Newport Pagnell Town v Baldock Town
Biggleswade United v Colney Heath
Harpenden Town v Leighton Town
Potton United v Dunstable Town

BELARUSIAN FIRST LEAGUE - THE RACE FOR PROMOTION

 BELARUSIAN FIRST LEAGUE CURRENT TABLE (TOP FOUR ONLY) 

POSTEAM GD PTS PP FORM 
1.SPUTNIK 2036-13+2346 64WLWWW
2.FC GOMEL2249-18+3142*54WWWWW
3.KRUMKACHY2138-23+154055WDDWL
4.ARSENAL 2234-24+103749DLWLW
BOLD denotes promoted, * denotes five points deducted, denotes promotion/relegation play-off.

Sputnik Rechitsa are still looking good for a promotion place to being six points ahead of third placed Krumkachy with a game in hand. 

FC Gomel, relegated from the Premier League last season, have hit form at the right time winning their last six league games in a row. 

Lokomotiv Gomel are in fifth place with 33 points and a possible points total of 45 so still have a chance of finishing second but it's a real outside one. I think it's now down to FC Gomel and Krumkachy in the battle for second place with Arsenal Dzerzhinsk having a chance of getting into third place - However they have drawn seven games which maybe too many when it comes to the end of the season. 

There is a huge game scheduled for next Wednesday afternoon when Krumkachy Minsk host Sputnik. The result of which could really have a big say of who finishes in the top three places. 

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES 

Saturday 31st October
Naftan v Volna Pinsk
Khimik Svetlogorsk v Mikashevichi 
Lokomotiv Gomel v Smorgon 
Krumkachy v FC Slonim 
FC Gomel v Oshmyany

Sunday 1st November
Arsenal Dzyarzhynsk v Lida  

Wednesday 4th November
Smorgon v Naftan 
Krumkachy v Sputnik

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

ALL THE LATEST FROM THE HERTS SENIOR COUNTY LEAGUE


SATURDAY 24th OCTOBER RESULTS

PREMIER DIVISION
Bush Hill Rangers 3-1 Cuffley
Chipperfield Corinthians 3-0 Harefield United Res
Cockfosters Reserves 3-2 Welwyn Garden City u23 
Colney Heath Res 1-4 Letchworth Garden City Eagles
Hoddesdon Town Res 2-3 Royston Town Res
Sandridge Rovers 0-4 Ware Sports 
Wingate & Finchley Development 2-1 Hatfield Town 

UNDEFEATED 
Wingate and Finchley Development.
UNDEFEATED AT HOME
Wingate and Finchley Development, Cuffley and Chipperfield Corinthians. 
UNDEFEATED AWAY 
Wingate and Finchley Development, Belstone, Bush Hill Rangers, Letchworth GC Eagles.
NO WINS 
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NO WINS AT HOME 
Hatfield Town, Sandridge Rovers, Colney Heath Res. 
NO WINS AWAY 
Chipperfield Corinthians, Hoddesdon Town Res. 
MOST GOALS SCORED 
Royston Town Res (26 goals in 9 games - 2.89 per game)
LEAST GOALS CONCEDED 
Belstone (5 in 6 games - 0.83 per game) 
MOST GOALS CONCEDED 
Hoddesdon Town Res (27 in 7 games - 3.86 per game) 
LEAST GOALS SCORED 
Hatfield Town (4 in 7 games - 0.57 per game) 

DIVISION ONE
Aldenham 1-4 Tring Athletic Res
Buntingford Town 1-0 Bushey Rangers 
Hinton 1-4 Hertford Heath 
Knebworth 2-6 Oxhey 
Old Parmiterians 2-3 Oracle Components
Standon & Puckeridge 1-2 Hatfield United 
Sun Sports Watford 1-1 Wheathampstead Wanderers 

UNDEFEATED 
Hatfield United.
UNDEFEATED AT HOME
Oracle Components, Hatfield United, Tring Athletic Res, Bovingdon Res, Sun Sports Watford. 
UNDEFEATED AWAY 
Hatfield United, Standon & Puckeridge, Evergreen.
NO WINS 
Bushey Rangers, Knebworth.
NO WINS AT HOME 
Bushey Rangers, Knebworth, Hinton.
NO WINS AWAY 
Bushey Rangers, Knebworth, Sun Sports Watford. 
MOST GOALS SCORED 
Oracle Components & Bovingdon Res (20 goals in 7 games - 2.86 per game)
LEAST GOALS CONCEDED 
Standon & Puckeridge (5 in 6 games - 0.83 per game)
MOST GOALS CONCEDED 
Hinton (20 in 8 games - 2.5 per game)
Knebworth (15 in 5 games - 3 per game)
LEAST GOALS SCORED 
Bushey Rangers (3 in 6 games - 0.5 per game) 

THE K'S ARE WITHOUT A WIN IN DIVISION ONE SO FAR - THEY VISIT ALDENHAM ON SATURDAY


DIVISION TWO
Baldock Town FC Res 0-1 Waltham Abbey Res
Cuffley Res 2-3 Broxbourne Badgers 
Hadley Veterans 1-0 Chipperfield Corinthians Res
Hemel Hempstead Rovers 4-2 Wormley Rovers Res
Letchworth Garden City Eagles Res 2-3 Sandridge Rovers Res
Oxhey Jets Development 1-3 Oxhey Res
Ware Sports FC Res 1-3 Tring Town AFC 

UNDEFEATED 
Hemel Hempstead Rovers, Waltham Abbey Res.
UNDEFEATED AT HOME
Hemel Hempstead Rovers, Waltham Abbey Res, Hadley Vets, Broxbourne Badgers, Chipperfield Corinthians Res, Wormley Rovers Res. 
UNDEFEATED AWAY 
Hemel Hempstead Rovers, Waltham Abbey Res, Lemsford, Baldock Town Res. 
NO WINS 
Oxhey Jets Development, Cuffley Res. 
NO WINS AT HOME 
Oxhey Jets Development, Cuffley Res, Oxhey Res, Sandridge Rovers Res, 
NO WINS AWAY 
Oxhey Jets Development, Cuffley Res, Ware Sports Res, Baldock Town Res, Lemsford. 
MOST GOALS SCORED 
Hemel Hempstead Rovers (22 goals in 6 games - 3.67 per game)
LEAST GOALS CONCEDED 
Waltham Abbey Res (5 in 5 games - 1 per game)
MOST GOALS CONCEDED 
Oxhey Jets Development (33 in 6 games - 5.5 per game)
LEAST GOALS SCORED 
Oxhey Res (5 in 4 games - 1.25 per game)
Cuffley Seniors (5 in 5 games - 1 per game)

DIVISION THREE
Bedmond Sports 1-3 Hatfield Athletic
Evergreen Res 2-2 Hemel Hempstead Rovers Res
Harpenden Rovers 1-4 Buntingford Town Res
Hatfield Town u23 1-1 Oxhey Jets Vets 
Lemsford Res 2-3 Mill End Sports 
Sarratt Res 4-0 Hinton Res
Stanmore Jafferys 2-3 Knebworth Res
Stevenage Borough Community 4-1 Bovingdon 'A'

UNDEFEATED 
Hatfield Athletic. 
UNDEFEATED AT HOME
Hatfield Athletic, Oxhey Jets Vets, Hemel Hempstead Rovers Res.  
UNDEFEATED AWAY 
Hatfield Athletic, Harpenden Rovers, Stevenage Borough Community. 
NO WINS 
Stanmore Jaffreys.
NO WINS AT HOME 
Stanmore Jaffreys, Hinton Res, Knebworth Res, Buntingford Town Res, Harpenden Rovers Res. 
NO WINS AWAY 
Stanmore Jaffreys, Bovingdon 'A', Bedmond Sports, Evergreen Res, Hemel Hempstead Rovers, Lemsford Res. 
MOST GOALS SCORED 
Hatfield Athletic (21 goals in 6 games - 3.5 goals per game)
Sarratt Res (22 goals in 7 games - 3.14 goals per game)
LEAST GOALS CONCEDED 
Stevenage Borough Community (6 in 6 games - 1 per game)
MOST GOALS CONCEDED 
Bovingdon 'A' (18 in 5 games - 3.6 per game) 
Evergreen (18 in 7 games - 2.57 per game) 
LEAST GOALS SCORED 
Bedmond Sports (5 in 5 games - 1 per game) 
Bovingdon 'A' (5 in 5 games - 1 per game)

STANMORE JAFFREYS ARE BOTTOM OF DIVISION THREE WITH NO WINS IN FOUR LEAGUE GAMES - THEY HOST OXHEY JETS VETS ON SATURDAY. 


FORTHCOMING FIXTURES 

Tuesday 27th October 
AUBERY CUP FIRST ROUND
Cockfosters Res v Chipperfield Corinthians 

Wednesday 28th October 
AUBERY CUP FIRST ROUND
Harefield United Res v Baldock Town Res

Friday 30th October 
PREMIER DIVISION 
Hoddesdon Town Res v Wingate & Finchley Development 

Saturday 31st October
PREMIER DIVISION
Belstone v Bush Hill Rangers 
Cuffley v Cockfosters Res
Glenn Sports v Chipperfield Corinthians 
Hatfield Town v Sandridge Rovers 
Letchworth Garden City Eagles v Colney Heath Res
Welwyn Garden City u23 v Royston Town Res 
Ware Sports v Harefield United Res

DIVISION ONE 
Aldenham v Knebworth 
Bovingdon Reserves v Hatfield United 
Bushey Rangers v Old Parmiterians
Hertford Heath v Buntingford Town 
Oracle Components v Evergreen 
Oxhey v Hinton 
Standon & Puckeridge v Sun Sports Watford 
Tring Athletic Res v Wheathampstead Wanderers

DIVISION TWO
Broxbourne Badgers v Letchworth Garden City Eagles Res 
Chipperfield Corinthians Res v Oxhey Res
Lemsford v Hemel Hempstead Rovers
Oxhey Jets Development v Waltham Abbey Res
Sandridge Rovers Res v Ware Sports FC Res
Tring Town AFC v Hadley Vets 
Wormley Rovers Res v Baldock Town Res

DIVISION THREE
Bedmond Sports v Mill End Sports 
Evergreen Res v Sarratt Res
Hatfield Athletic v Hatfield Town u23 - Postponed 
Hemel Hempstead Rovers Res v Lemsford Res
Hinton Res v Bovingdon 'A' 
Knebworth Res v Harpenden Rovers
Stanmore Jafferys v Oxhey Jets Vets 
Stevenage Borough Community v Buntingford Town Res

Monday, 26 October 2020

РЭЛЕГАЦЫЯ FOR THE SMOLES - BELARUSIAN PREMIER LEAGUE WEEKEND ROUND UP

BELARUSIAN PREMIER LEAGUE CURRENT TABLE (TOP SIX AND BOTTOM FOUR ONLY)

POS TEAM  GF-GA  GD PTS  PP  FORM 
1.   BATE BORISOV  27 59-31  +28  53  62 WWLDW 
2.  SHAKHTYOR   26  45-16  +29  49  62  LWLLW 
3.   NEMAN GRODNO  27  35-25 +10 47 56 WWWLL 
4.   DYNAMO BREST   26  53-34  +19  47  59  WWWWW 
5.   TORPEDO ZHODINO  27  47-33  +14  47  56  WWLWW 
6.  DYNAMO MINSK   27  34-23  +9  45  54  LWWWW 
BOLD denotes Champions and Champions League place for 21/22. 
Denotes Europa League place for 21/22

POS TEAM P GF-GA GD PTS PP FORM 
13.  GORODEYA  27  26-42  -16  27  36  LLDWW 
14.   SLUTSK   26  29-53  -24  24  36  LLWLL 
15.   BELSHINA   25  28-48  -20  20  35  WWLDL 
16.   SMOLEVICHI  27  26-65  -39  14  23  LLLLLL 
BOLD denotes relegation places. Denotes relegation play-off.

The writing has unfortunately been on the wall for Smolevichi for a number of weeks but their relegation was confirmed on Saturday after a 4-0 defeat at Gorodeya - A result which helps out The Village Team in their fight to avoid finihsing in the bottom three of the table. It was the first time since Friday 2nd November 2018 that Gorodeya had scored 4 in a game. That time they 0-5 at FC Minsk in the Premier League. Gorodeya's goals came via an OG along with Russian Dhzamal Diborgadzhiev (24) and French player Didine Djouhary (21) - substitute Mikhail Shibun, 24, got his first goal of the season. 

Both Diborgadzhiev and Djouhary were making their second starts of the season and their goals were their first for their new club. Diborgadzhiev could be the answer to Gorodeya's lack of goals - He scored 12 goals in 16 games for Russian third tier side FK Chernomorets Novorossiysk prior to joining Oleg Radushko's side. Djouhary joins from Shakhtyor Soligorsk.

I hope that Smolevichi can re-group and have a better season in the 2021 First League if they continue to play at this level. All Aleksey Mikhaylov and his squad can do for now is try to enjoy their last three games in the league against Neman Grodno and Slavia at home along with a final day trip to Slutsk. 

THE SMOLES RECENT RECORD SINCE PROMOTION TO THE FIRST LEAGUE 
SEASON P GF  GA  GD  PTS  POS 
2013 FL 30  12  10  50  37 +13  44  8/16 
2014 FL   30 12 4 14  37 41 -4 40  10/16 
2015 FL 30  13  47  37  +10  47  7/16 
2016 FL 26  10  38  29  +9  34  8/14 
2017 FL 30 18  46  22  +24  58  2/16 P 
2018 PL  30  9 16  21  39  -18  24  15/16 R  
2019 FL 28 19 7 2 60 15 +45 64 2/14 P  
2020 PL  27 3 5 19 26 65 -39 14 16/16*  
P denotes promoted. R denotes relegated. * denotes season still in play 

At the top of the table BATE are now four points clear thanks to their 3-1 home win over Vitebsk with Maksim Skavysh scoring two goals. Neman Grodno's home defeat against Slavia Mozyr including a highly controversial penalty awarded to the visitors when Aleksey Legchilin tripped Islam Tlupov outside of the box when he was through on goal. It was a foul but the replay show it was clearly outside of the box - Legchilin was sent off and Gleb Shevchenko, minus the dreadlocks that made him a cult hero amongst English fans earlier in the season, scored the penalty with Francis Narh's curling shot coming off the post and then in off the unlucky Neman goalkeeper Dmitri Dudar. 

The defeat could have huge implications on Neman's bid for European football for the 21/22 season - they were last in the Europa League in the 2014/15 season when they lost to Icelandic side Fimleikafelag Hafnarfjardar. 

2019 Champion's Dynamo Brest are the form side of the division winning their last six games in row scoring twenty goals and letting in nine. 
 
RESULTS 

Wednesday 21st October 
FC Minsk 2-1 Slavia Mozyr (100) 

Thursday 22nd October  
Dynamo Brest 3-1 Slutsk (2,542)

Saturday 24th October 
Gorodeya 4-0 Smolevichi (186) 
BATE 3-1 Vitebsk (1,509)  
Dynamo Minsk 3-1 Belshina (743)  

Sunday 25th Ooctober 
Neman 1-2 Slavia Mozyr (???)
Energetik-BGU 1-2 Shakhtyor Soligorsk (150) 
Rukh Brest 1-1 Isloch (472)  

Monday 26th October 
FC Minsk 1-2 Dynamo Brest (320) 
Torepdo Zhodino 4-1 Slutsk (675) 

FIXTURES 

Friday 6th November 
Isloch v Minsk 
Vitebsk v Rukh Brest 

Saturday 7th November 
Smolevichy v Neman Grodno 
Slutsk v Gorodeya
Dynamo Brest v Torpedo BelAZ 
Shakhtyor v BATE 

There are two huge games in the next set of fixtures - Gorodeya's trip to Slutsk is a massive relegation six pointer for both sides! Then Shakhtyor v BATE is a real clash of the title challengers - A draw or win for BATE would firmly put them in the driving seat for the championship with a Shakhtyor victory really making the final games interesting. The bookies currently make BATE 4/7 favourites with Shakhytor on 13/8 - Neman are 16/1 with Dynamo Brest rated at 100/1. 

Sunday 8th November 
Belshina v Energetyk-BGU
Slavia Mozyr v Dynamo Minsk

#KEEPGREEDOUTOFFOOTBALL - DIAL SQUARE FC

 


DIAL SQUARE FOOTBALL CLUB have released the above statement and started a  #KeepGreedOutOfFootball campaign with all the reports of a new European Premier League it seems football at the top level could be about to change forever. The new club were formed as an alternative to The Arsenal not as a replacement.  

DIAL SQUARE RESULTS & FIXTURES 
Guildford & Woking Alliance Premier Division (North) 
Sat 26th Sept - WORPLESDON PHOENIX - L 0-4 
Sat 4th October - VIRGINIA WATER DEVELOPMENT - D 4-4 
(Lewis Afflick, Ross Kirkland & Ricardo Ramsey 2) 
Sat 17th October - Chertsey Old Salesians - W 1-2 
(Ryan Williams & George Holland) 
Sat 24th October - AFC WESTEND - L 1-2 
(Samuel Donachie) 
Sat 31st October - Woking Veterans 
Sat 7th November - LALEHAM & KEMPTON 
Sat 21st November - THAMES UNITED (Surrey FA Junior Cup) 

They travel to Woking Veterans this weekend who have won two and lost two of their games played so far with a total of 28 goals which equates to an average of 7 per game. There is, of course, no guarantee but there should be goals in this one! 
In a few weeks time they have an interesting game in the Surrey FA Junior Cup when they host Thames United who are going well in their Surrey South Eastern Combination Junior Division One - they lost their first game 1-2 but have gone on to win 6-2, 6-3, 3-2 and 6-0. They travel to Peckham Town Reserves and Selhurst before the big cup game on Saturday 21st November. 

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