Thursday, 3 September 2015

COLCHESTER AND EAST ESSEX FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2015/16

Another league to start this weekend is the Colchester and East Essex Football League which for the 2015/16 season will run with three divisions and a total of thirty-two clubs.

PREMIER DIVISION
(9 clubs) 
Belle Vue Social
Bures United
Connaught Red Star
Mistley
New Field
Oyster
Tollesbury Reserves
University of Essex 'A'
Whitehall

DIVISION ONE
(11 clubs) 
Abbey Fields
Beacon Hill Rovers 'A'
Cavendish
Harwich Rangers
Langham Lodgers
Nayland Rangers
Riverbank Athletic
Sporting Rebels
Stoke by Nayland
University of Essex 'B'
Wormingford Wanderers Res

DIVISION TWO
(12 clubs)
Brantham Athletic Colts
Cavendish Reserves
Cinque Port Reserves
Colne Engaine
Heath Barbarians
Kelvedon Social 'A'
Marks Tey
Monkwick Wanderers
New Field Reserves
Stratford
Tiptree Park Reserves
Weeley Athletic Reserves

FIXTURES FOR SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER

AMOS CUP ROUND ONE
Sporting Rebels v Cinque Port Reserves
Colne Engaine v Nayland Rangers
Brantham Athletic Colts v Oyster
Stratford v Riverbank Athletic
Wormingford Wanderers Reserves v Belle Vue Social
Stoke-by-Nayland v Marks Tey
Whitehall v Weeley Athletic Reserves
Monkwick Wanderers v Langham Lodgers
Abbey Fields v Tiptree Park Reserves
Kelvedon Social 'A' v Harwich Rangers 
Mistley v Cavendish
Beacon Hill Rovers 'A' v New Field 

PREMIER DIVISION
Connaught Red Star v Tollesbury Reserves

DIVISION TWO
New Field Res v Cavendish Res
 

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AT ROKER PARK

This season's FA Vase starts this weekend and there are three games taking place on Friday evening with one locally as Baldock Town welcome fellow Spartan South Midlands League side St Margaretsbury to Roker Park for a Division One v Premier Division tie. Baldock are currently ground sharing at Stotfold's ground and the game kicks off at 7.45pm.

Last season Bladock got through to the 1st Round where they lost away to London Colney (1-2). They had beaten Sporting Bengal United (4-1) and Long Melford (4-3) at home to get to the 1st round stage.

The Bury Boys go through to the third round where they were defeated by Stanway Rovers (0-2) at home. They had beaten Eton Manor (1-0) and Ipswich Wanderers (3-0) prior to the defeat against the Eastern Counites League side.

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOR A FIVER AT MILL FIELD

There is a chance to watch a top of the table clash in the Ryman Division One (North) tomorrow as Friday night football comes to Mill Field for the Aveley v AFC Hornchurch game.  The Millers are enticing people with a value for money entrance price of just £5. 

The match sees current table toppers Aveley play The Urchins who are in fourth place. If the away side are victorious they will go top by one point with the home side going three points clear of second placed Thamesmead Town if they record a win.

RYMAN PREMIER DIVISION WEEKEND FIXTURES & FACTS/FIGURES

FIXTURES FOR SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2015
BOGNOR REGIS TOWN v ENFIELD TOWN 
BRENTWOOD TOWN v STAINES TOWN 
CANVEY ISLAND v HENDON 
DULWICH HAMLET v BILLERICAY TOWN 
EAST THURROCK UNITED v LEATHERHEAD 
FARNBOROUGH v MET POLICE 
HAMPTON AND RICHMOND BOROUGH v BURGESS HILL TOWN 
HARROW BOROUGH v KINGSTONIAN 
LEISTON v GRAYS ATHLETIC 
MERSTHAM v NEEDHAM MARKET 
VCD ATHLETIC v LEWES 
WINGATE AND FINCHLEY v TONBRIDGE ANGELS 

* TONBRIDGE ANGELS are top scorers so far scoring an amazing 23 goals in just 7 league games played which is an average of 3.28 goals a game. It took them 14 league games to get to 23 goals last season. A 7-0 win in their last game at home to VCD Athletic has helped their goals scored total.

* Four clubs remain unbeaten who are GRAYS ATHLETIC (1st), LEISTON (2nd), WINGATE AND FINCHLEY (3rd) and HARROW BOROUGH (6th).

* Three clubs are without a win so far who are NEEDHAM MARKET (20th), LEWES (23rd) and VCD ATHLETIC (24th). 

* HARROW BOROUGH have the best defensive record letting in just three goals in their six games played.

* ENFIELD TOWN have the worst record going forward scoring just two goals in seven games played. VCD ATHLETIC are just behind them scoring two goals in six games played.

* LEWES have the worst defensive record letting in 17 goals in 7 games played. 

* NEEDHAM MARKET are draw specialists with four of their seven games played ending all square.

* The biggest victory so far is 7-0 which has occured twice in the KINGSTONIAN v MET POLICE and TONBRIDGE ANGELS v VCD ATHLETIC games.

* LEATHERHEAD 4 CANVEY ISLAND 4 is the top scoring game.

* Top crowd so far was on Saturday 22nd August when 1,024 people watched DULWICH HAMLET play STAINES TOWN.

* Lowest crowd so far was the 69 loyal people who turned out to watch BRENTWOOD TOWN play VCD ATHLETIC.

COULD SUPER CAPTAIN KIRBY BE RETURNING TO ENFIELD TOWN???



Every Enfield Town supporter has been missing him since he left the club over the summer to join Ryman Premier Division rival's Hendon but news from the club's official website states the following -

"Finally, the Club is in talks with former skipper Mark Kirby, with a view to a return to the QEII Stadium, having submitted a 7-day approach to Hendon FC."

Maybe Kirbs has taken a peak at The Towners fixture list and seen we are due to host Wingate and Finchley on Monday 21st September where he can reacquaint himself with their "more flags than fans" supporters who, of course, love him lots!!

SOUTHERN COUNTIES FLOODLIT YOUTH LEAGUE 2015/16

The 2015/16 SCFYL season starts tonight with sixteen clubs competing across the Corinthain and Olympian divisions.

CORINTHIAN DIVISION 
(8 teams)
AFC DUNSTABLE
CHESHAM UNITED
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD TOWN
HILLINGDON
KENSINGTON DRAGONS
LEVERSTOCK GREEN
LUTON TOWN CEDARS
SUN SPORTS

OLYMPIAN DIVISION
(8 teams) 
BRIMSDOWN
COCKFOSTERS
HATFIELD TOWN
HODDESDON TOWN
SAWBRIDGEWORTH TOWN
ST MARGARETSBURY
WALTHAM ABBEY
WELWYN GARDEN CITY

THURSDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER FIXTURES

CORINTHIAN DIVISION 
AFC DUNSTABLE v LUTON TOWN CEDARS
CHESHAM UNITED v LEVERSTOCK GREEN
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD TOWN v SUN SPORTS

OLYMPIAN DIVISION 
COCKFOSTERS v WELWYN GARDEN CITY
HATFIELD TOWN v ST MARGARETSBURY
SAWBRIDGEWORTH TOWN v HODDESDON TOWN
WALTHAM ABBEY v BRIMSDOWN

Check out the link to the league's football mitoo page for more details on what fixtures are taking place and when. 


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

"THE WONDER OF YOU" - EDGWARE MARCH ON IN DIVISION ONE CUP

Edgware Town travelled to play Hatfield Town in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One Cup on Tuesday evening. Going into the game The Wares had been in great form winning five of their six league and cup games played including a 3-2 win over Woodford Town on Saturday in which ex Enfield Town captain Mark Kirby scored after playing two games to regain some fitness before he played for his new club Hendon against Harrow Borough on Monday afternoon. The Enfield Town connections don't stop their as Fabio Valenti is assistant manager at Silver Jubilee Park and last night they had the legend Paul Marks (playing at centre back) and Stuart Blackburne up front. Craig McKay has also played for them this season.

The blue boys, under the new management of Kevin Pearman for the 2015/16 campaign, had also made a decent start to their season winning 2, drawing 2 and losing just 1 of their league games played so far going in to the game.

A crowd of forty-three people saw this game including a healthy travelling contingent that had made the short trip up the A1 from North London. The loyal fans entertained everyone with shouts and songs of "GREEN ARMY" and a cracking rendition of Elvis Presley's The Wonder of You which I don't think I have ever heard sung at a football ground before - Keep up the support ladies and gentlemen - Amazing!!

The away side were much the better side over the 90 minutes and deserved the 1-4 win they recorded - Hatfield played well too but need a little bit more luck and to create a few more chances in the final third of the pitch. Both teams will win more games than they lose this season.

INCH & BLACKBURNE SCORE GOAL OF THE SEASON CONTENDERS

Three of the Edgware goals were fantastic finishes. Lee Inch scored the second which was a curling shot from outside of the box after a long run with the ball with Stuart Blackburne's volley from the edge of the box being the third. It's hard to chose between which one was the better goal. Abdul Mansaray added the fourth with a good finish from the right hand side of goal.

A final mention must go to non-league veteran Fergus Moore (on as a second half substitute for Edgware) whose run into the box and cross right at the end of the game is a clear indication his passion and commitment to football is seemingly neverending. He is a true legend of the local game. 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS 
including all the goals scored