Monday, 15 July 2019

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE OPENING FIXTURES


The Thurlow Nunn League have released their opening month's fixtures which are detailed below with lots of Friday Night Football on offer. Sheringham FC will play in the league for the first time in their history after winning the Anglian Combination Premier Division last season. The Shannocks travel to Lakenheath on the opening day of the season. 


Swaffham Town (from First Division North), Stanway Rovers (transfered back after a one year spell in the Essex Senior League) and Mildenhall Town (relegated from the Isthmian League Division One North) all join the Premier Division. 

Great Yarmouth Town and Framlingham Town have both been relegated from the Premier Division to the First Division North with Barkingside and Leyton Athletic coming down from the Essex Senior League to the First Division South. 

FRIDAY 2nd AUGUST
PREMIER DIVISION
Thetford Town v Walsham le Willows

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
Frenford v Leyton Athletic 
May & Baker v White Ensign

SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST
PREMIER DIVISION
Brantham Athletic v Mildenhall Town
FC Clacton v Stowmarket Town 
Gorleston v Ely City 
Kirkley & Pakefield v Hadleigh United 
Long Melford v Woodbridge Town 
Stanway Rovers v Newmarket Town 
Swaffham Town v Godmanchester Rovers 
Whitton United v Norwich United

FIRST DIVISION NORTH
Cornard United v Mulbarton Wanderers 
Debenham LC v Downham Town 
Fakenham Town v Framlingham Town 
Haverhill Borough v Norwich CBS 
Ipswich Wanderers v Great Yarmouth Town 
Lakenheath v Sheringham 
Leiston Res v March Town United 
Wisbech St Mary v Diss Town


FIRE UNITED finished bottom of the First Division South travel to relegated BARKINGSIDE for their first game of the season.

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
* denotes subject to Essex Senior League fixtures to be released
Barkingside v Fire United* 
Burnham Ramblers v Little Oakley 
Hackney Wick v Benfleet* 
Halstead Town v Wormley Rovers 
Harwich & Parkeston v Brightlingsea Regent Res 
Holland v Coggeshall United 
Newbury Forest v Lopes Tavares*

MONDAY 5th AUGUST
FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
Barkingside v Newbury Forest

TUESDAY 6th AUGUST
PREMIER DIVISION 
Ely City v Mildenhall Town 
Godmanchester Rovers v Haverhill Rovers 
Hadleigh United v Stanway Rovers 
Newmarket Town v Long Melford 
Norwich United v Gorleston 
Stowmarket Town v Brantham Athletic 
Thetford Town v Swaffham Town 
Whitton United v FC Clacton 

FIRST DIVISION NORTH
Diss Town v Debenham LC 
Framlingham Town v Ipswich Wanderers 
Haverhill Borough v AFC Sudbury Res 
Leiston Res v Needham Market Res 
March Town United v Fakenham Town 
Mulbarton Wanderers v Norwich CBS 
Sheringham v Great Yarmouth Town 

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 
Brightlingsea Regent Res v Halstead Town 
Coggeshall United v Wivenhoe Town 
Harwich & Parketon v Holland 

WEDNESDAY 7th AUGUST 
PREMIER DIVISION
Woodbridge Town v Kirkley & Pakefield 

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 
Hackney Wick v Lopes Tavares 
White Ensign v Burnham Ramblers 

FRIDAY 9th AUGUST 
FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 
Brightlingsea Regent Res v May & Baker 

SATURDAY 10th AUGUST 
FIRST DIVISION NORTH 
Cornard United v King's Lynn Town Res 
Debenham LC v Sheringham 
Ipswich Wanderers v Leiston Res 
Needham Market Res v Haverhill Borough 
Wisbech St Mary v AFC Sudbury Res 

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 
Burnham Ramblers v Fire United 
Holland v Wormley Rovers 
Little Oakley v Frenford 
Newbury Forest v Benfleet 
Wivenhoe Town v Lopes Tavares 

TUESDAY 13th AUGUST 
PREMIER DIVISON
Gorleston v Wroxham 
Hadleigh United v Stowmarket Town 
Haverhill Rovers v Thetford Town 
Mildenhall Town v Newmarket Town 
Swaffham Town v Norwich United 

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 
Fakenham Town v Downham Town 

FIRST DIVISION NORTH 
Burnham Ramblers v Brightlingsea Regent Res 
Halstead Town v. Little Oakley 

WEDNESDAY 14th AUGUST 
FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
Benfleet v White Ensign 

FRIDAY 16th AUGUST 
PREMIER DIVISION 
Ely City v Long Melford 

FIRST DIVISION NORTH 
AFC Sudbury Res v Felixstowe & Walt Utd Res 
Mulbarton Wanderers v Debenham LC 
Wisbech St Mary v Lakenheath 

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 
Barkingside v Hackney Wick 
Frenford v Coggeshall United 
Leyton Athletic v Wormley Rovers 
May & Baker v Newbury Forest 
Wivenhoe Town v Brightlingsea Regent Res 

SATURDAY 17th AUGUST 
PREMIER DIVISION 
Brantham Athletic v Norwich United 
Godmanchester Rovers v Gorleston 
Haverhill Rovers v Whitton United 
Mildenhall Town v Hadleigh United 
Stanway Rovers v Thetford Town 
Swaffham Town v Woodbridge Town 
Wroxham v FC Clacton 

FIRST DIVISION NORTH 
Diss Town v Haverhill Borough 
Fakenham Town v Ipswich Wanderers 
Framlingham Town v Downham Town 
Great Yarmouth Town v Cornard United 
Leiston Res v King's Lynn Town Res 
March Town United v Sheringham 
Norwich CBS v Needham Market Res 

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 
Benfleet v Holland 
Halstead Town v Burnham Ramblers 
Little Oakley v Fire United 
White Ensign v Harwich & Parkeston 

MONDAY 19th AUGUST 
FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 
Frenford v Barkingside 

TUESDAY 20th AUGUST 
PREMIER DIVISION 
Brantham Athletic v Whitton United 
FC Clacton v Hadleigh United 
Gorleston v Swaffham Town 
Stowmarket Town v Newmarket Town 
Thetford Town v Godmanchester Rovers 
Wroxham v Kirkley & Pakefield 

FIRST DIVISION NORTH 
Diss Town v Framlingham Town 
Ipswich Wanderers v Haverhill Borough 

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
Little Oakley v Coggeshall United 
Newbury Forest v Hackney Wick 
Wivenhoe Town v Harwich & Parkeston 

WEDNESDAY 21st AUGUST 
PREMIER DIVISION 
Long Melford v Stanway Rovers 
Woodbridge Town v Walsham le Willows 

FIRST DIVISION NORTH 
Felixstowe & Walt Utd Res v Debenham LC 
Great Yarmouth Town v Mulbarton Wanderers 
King's Lynn Town Res v March Town United 

FRIDAY 23rd AUGUST 
FIRST DIVISION NORTH 
Lakenheath v AFC Sudbury Res

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 
Brightlingsea Regent Res v Frenford 
Leyton Athletic v May & Baker 

SATURDAY 24th AUGUST 
PREMIER DIVISION
FC Clacton v Woodbridge Town 
Godmanchester Rovers v Walsham le Willows 
Gorleston v Stowmarket Town 
Hadleigh United v Haverhill Rovers 
Kirkley & Pakefield v Stanway Rovers 
Long Melford v Brantham Athletic 
Newmarket Town v Thetford Town 
Norwich United v Mildenhall Town 
Whitton United v. Ely City 

FIRST DIVISION NORTH 
Cornard United v Downham Town 
Debenham LC v Fakenham Town 
Felixstowe & Walt Utd Res v King's Lynn Town Res 
Haverhill Borough v Leiston Res 
March Town United v Norwich CBS 
Mulbarton Wanderers v Framlingham Town 
Needham Market Res v Sheringham 

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 
Benfleet v Lopes Tavares 
Burnham Ramblers v Wivenhoe Town 
Coggeshall United v Newbury Forest 
Hackney Wick v Halstead Town 
Harwich & Parkeston v Barkingside 
Holland v Fire United 
White Ensign v Little Oakley 

TUESDAY 27th AUGUST 
PREMIER DIVISION 
Brantham Athletic v Stowmarket Town 
Kirkley & Pakefield v Walsham le Willows 
Norwich United v Wroxham 
Stanway Rovers v Whitton United 
Swaffham Town v Ely City

FIRST DIVISION NORTH 
AFC Sudbury Res v Needham Market Res 
Debenham LC v Ipswich Wanderers 
Fakenham Town v King's Lynn Town Res 
Haverhill Borough v Cornard United 
Lakenheath v Downham Town 
Leiston Res v Felixstowe & Walt Utd Res 
Norwich CBS v Sheringham 

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 
Halstead Town v Wivenhoe Town 

WEDNESDAY 28th AUGUST 
FIRST DIVISION NORTH
Great Yarmouth Town v Diss Town 

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
Hackney Wick v Wormley Rovers 
Leyton Athletic v Frenford 
May & Baker v Burnham Ramblers 

FRIDAY 30th AUGUST 
PREMIER DIVISION
Wroxham v Thetford Town 

SATURDAY 31st AUGUST 
PREMIER DIVISION
Godmanchester Rovers v Whitton United 
Stowmarket Town v Kirkley & Pakefield  
Woodbridge Town v. Brantham Athletic 

FIRST DIVISION NORTH 
Felixstowe & Walt Utd Res v Mulbarton Wanderers 
Needham Market Res v King's Lynn Town Res 

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 
Brightlingsea Regent Res v Newbury Forest

Sunday, 14 July 2019

BETVICTOR ISTHMIAN LEAGUE OPENING FIXTURES


Here are the opening week's fixtures for the newly sponsored BetVictor Isthmian League as the Premier Division (Step 3) league gets underway on Saturday 10th August and the three Step 4 leagues kick off one week later on Saturday 17th August - some of the step 4 clubs will be in Emirates FA Cup action on the 10th August.

The sponsors make Hornchurch 7/2 favourites for the title followed by Margate at 10/1 and then a clutch of club's at 12/1 in Kingstonian, Haringey Borough, Folkestone Invicta and Bognor Regis Town. 

The Urchins who finished 15th last season have signed Rickie Hayles (from East Thurrock United), Arthur Lee (from Tonbridge Angels) and a trio of players from Enfield Town in Matt Johnson, Mickey Parcell and Joe Wright. I think they'll do okay this season and will be involved in the race for the play-offs but I wouldn't rate them 6.5 points above any other team in the title race. PLEASE ALWAYS REMEMBER TO GAMBLE RESPONSIBLY - Gamble Aware Link

TheColdEnd will be looking into the Premier Division in a little more detail in the coming weeks. 

Saturday 10th August 
BETVICTOR ISTHMIAN PREMIER 
Bishops Stortford v Bognor Regis Town 
Bowers & Pitsea v Wingate & Finchley 
East Thurrock United v Cheshunt 
Folkestone Invicta v Worthing 
Haringey Borough v Corinthian Casuals 
Horsham v Leatherhead 
Kingstonian v Cray Wanderers 
Lewes v Enfield Town 
Margate v Brightlingsea Regent 
Merstham v Hornchurch 
Potters Bar Town v Carshalton Athletic

Monday 12th August

BETVICTOR ISTHMIAN PREMIER 
Carshalton Athletic v East Thurrock United 

Tuesday 13th August 
BETVICTOR ISTHMIAN PREMIER 
Bognor Regis Town v Horsham 
Brightlingsea Regent v Bowers & Pitsea
Cheshunt v Potters Bar Town 
Corinthian Casuals v Merstham 
Enfield Town v Bishops Stortford 
Hornchurch v Margate 
Leatherhead v Haringey Borough 
Wingate & Finchley v Kingstonian
Worthing v Lewes 

Wednesday 14th August
BETVICTOR ISTHMIAN PREMIER  
Cray Wanderers v Folkestone Invicta

Saturday 17th August 
BETVICTOR ISTHMIAN PREMIER 
Brightlingsea Regent v Merstham 
Carshalton Athletic v Bishops Stortford 
Cheshunt v Haringey Borough 
Cray Wanderers v Corinthian Casuals 
East Thurrock United v Potters Bar Town 
Enfield Town v Horsham 
Folkestone Invicta v Leatherhead 
Kingstonian v Margate 
Lewes v Bowers & Pitsea 
Wingate & Finchley v Bognor Regis Town 
Worthing v Hornchurch 

BETVICTOR ISTHMIAN NORTH 
Bury Town v Basildon United 
Coggeshall Town v AFC Sudbury 
Dereham Town v Aveley 
Felixstowe & Walton United v Great Wakering Rovers 
Grays Athletic v Brentwood Town 
Histon v Heybridge Swifts 
Hullbridge Sports v Witham Town 
Maldon & Tiptree v. Soham Town Rangers 
Romford v Canvey Island 
Tilbury v Cambridge City 

BETVICTOR ISTHMIAN SOUTH CENTRAL 
Ashford Town v Chalfont St Peter 
Bedfont Sports v Hanwell Town 
Chipstead v Bracknell Town 
Harlow Town v FC Romania 
Hertford Town v Tooting & Mitcham United 
Marlow v Barking 
Northwood v Westfield 
South Park v Waltham Abbey 
Uxbridge v Chertsey Town 
Ware v Staines Town 

BETVICTOR ISTHMIAN SOUTH EAST 
Burgess Hill Town v Hythe Town 
Cray Valley PM v Hastings United 
East Grinstead Town v Haywards Heath Town 
Faversham Town v Guernsey 
Phoenix Sports v Ashford United 
Ramsgate v Chichester City 
Three Bridges v Sevenoaks Town 
Whitehawk v VCD Athletic 
Whitstable Town v Sittingbourne 
Whyteleafe v Herne Bay 

EMIRATES FA CUP EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND DETAILS

One of the most exciting weekends of the year for many non-league fans and enthutiasts as the Emirate's FA Cup begins in just under a month. A total of 736 teams have entered for the 2019/20 competition of which 23 are on the Road to Wembley for the very first time in their history. Here is the draw for the Extra Preliminary Round with a few of the stand out ties rated by TheColdEnd.

THE EMIRATES FA CUP EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND 
games to be played on the weekend of Saturday 10th August  
Winner £2250. Losers £750

Consett v Dunston UTS 
Newton Aycliffe v Northallerton Town 
Kendal Town v Hemsworth MW 
Shildon v Garforth Town 
Whitley Bay v Hebburn Town 
Ashington v Albion Sports
Billingham Town v Yorkshire Amateur 
West Auckland Town v Bridlington Town
North Shields v Guisborough Town 
Bishop Auckland v Thornaby
Sunderland RCA v Sunderland Ryhope CW 
Seaham Red Star v Penrith 
Harrogate Railway Athletic v Whickham 
Nostell MW v Stockton Town 
Hall Road Rangers v Goole 
Knaresborough Town v Newcastle Benfield

Vauxhall Motors v Winsford United 
Vauxhall Motors famously reached the Second Round proper of the 2002/03 competition beating Queens Park Rangers 4-3 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 replay draw at Loftus Road. The first game had been drawn 0-0 at Chester City's ground. They reached the First Round proper on two other occasions in 04/05 and 10/11 with their last appearance coming in a 4th QR game against Macclesfield Town in 13/14 which they lost 0-7. The club, based in Ellesmere Port, announced its intention to withdraw from the Conference North due to "ever-increasing costs" during the 13/14 season and returned to the West Cheshire League in order to rebuild for the future. They spent four seasons in the WCL before moving up to the Hallmark Security North West Counties League Division One South for the 18/19 season where they finished in second place. They host Winsford United who finished in sixteenth place of the league's Premier Division last season and have a good history in the competition. They have reached the First Round Proper in 1975 (lost to Peterborough United), 1991 (lost to Wrexham) and 1997 (lost to Chester City).   
Charnock Richard v Lower Breck 
Thackley v Handsworth Parramore 
Longridge Town v Barnoldswick Town 
Irlam v Ashton Athletic 
Skelmersdale United v Penistone Church 
Northwich Victoria v Silsden 
AFC Liverpool v Burscough 
Avro v Litherland Remyca 
Runcorn Town v Rylands
Squires Gate v West Didsbury & Chorlton 
Clitheroe v 1874 Northwich
Eccleshill United v Bootle 
Athersley Recreation v Padiham
City of Liverpool v Campion 
Campion are one of the club's making their debut in the competition. They play in the Northern Counties East Division One where they finished in second place last season. They are based in the Manningham area of Bradford and make the trip to Bootle where City of Liverpool formed in 2015 currently ground share. COLFC who have plans to build a new community stadium in the Fazakerley area of the city were Champions of the Hallmark North West Counties League last season and will play at Step Five of the non-league ladder for the 2019/20 campaign in the BetVictor Northern Premier League Division One West. They reached the 2nd QR last season losing to Chester FC.  
Liversedge v Abbey Hey
Coventry Sphinx v Coventry United
It's Derby Day in the Two Tone City as Sphinx welcome United to Sphinx Drive. Both clubs play in the Midland League Premier Division with United finishing 8th and Sphinx 9th last season. The Sphinx won both league games last season 4-1 at home in front of a crowd of 321 and 0-1 on Boxing Day at Butts Park Arena in front of 458 people. With Coventry City away at Bolton Wanderers in League One it's likely this could be another well attended game. 
Lye Town v Lutterworth Town 
Worcester City v Stone Old Alleynians 
Romulus v Wolverhampton Casuals
Lichfield City v Highgate United 
Haughmond v Walsall Wood 
Atherstone Town v Stourport Swifts 
Congleton Town v Westfields 
Hanley Town v Leicester Road 
Boldmere St Michaels v Daventry Town 
Tividale v Wednesfield 
Racing Club Warwick v AFC Wulfrunians 
Dunkirk v Gresley 
Sporting Khalsa v Rugby Town 
Heather St Johns v Wolverhampton SC 
Malvern Town v Whitchurch Alport 
Hallam v Staveley MW 
Radford v Heanor Town 
Winterton Rangers v Grimsby Borough 
Quorn v Sherwood Colliery 
Shepshed Dynamo v Maltby Main 
Leicester Nirvana v Oadby Town 
Worksop Town v Melton Town 
Sleaford Town v AFC Mansfield 
Mulbarton Wanderers v Boston Town 
South Normanton Athletic v Selston 
Bottesford Town v Long Eaton United 
Barton Town v Carlton Town 
Anstey Nomads v Kirby Muxloe 
Loughborough University v Ilkeston Town 
Potton United v Ely City 
March Town United v Norwich United 
Walsham Le Willows v Peterborough Northern Star
Eynesbury Rovers v Wellingborough Town 
Desborough Town v Histon
Thetford Town v Rothwell Corinthians 
Biggleswade FC v Mildenhall Town 
Holbeach United v Fakenham Town 
Bugbrooke St Michaels v Norwich CBS 
Biggleswade United v Swaffham Town 
Harborough Town v Deeping Rangers 
Newmarket Town v Arlesey Town 
Gorleston v Pinchbeck United 
Northampton ON Chenecks v Godmanchester Rovers 
Great Yarmouth Town v Wellingborough Whitworth 
Kirkley & Pakefield v Wroxham 
Walthamstow v Sporting Bengal United 
Hackney Wick v Framlingham Town 
Haverhill Rovers v Colney Heath
Crawley Green v Takeley 
Hadley v Redbridge 
Hoddesdon Town v Brantham Athletic 
Woodbridge Town v Coggeshall United 
Barkingside v Stansted 
Clapton v Stowmarket Town 
Hullbridge Sports v Stanway Rovers 
London Colney v Hadleigh United
Sawbridgeworth Town v Halstead Town 
FC Clacton v St Margaretsbury 
Southend Manor v Long Melford 
Leyton Athletic v Cockfosters 
Stotfold v Harpenden Town 
Ilford v Harwich & Parkeston 
Woodford Town v White Ensign 
West Essex v Whitton United 
Saffron Walden Town v Baldock Town 
Fairford Town v Enfield 
A long trip for Essex Senior League side Enfield FC who make the 240 mile round trip from Bishops Stortford (where they will ground share for the 2019/20 season) to Gloucestershire to face Fairford Town who finished in 13th position in the Hellenic Premier Division last season. Fairford last got to the 1st QR in 2008 where they lost to Gosport Borough with Enfield reaching the 2nd QR in 2009 where they lost 0-5 to Chelmsford City. 
AFC Hayes v Wembley 
A local derby featuring two teams very close to The National Stadium as AFC Hayes who were relegated from the Combined Counties Premier Division last season welcome Wembley who make the short 8 mile journey from Vale Farm. The Lions finished in 12th place of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division in the 2018/19 campaign. AFC Hayes best performance in the competition came in 2005 when as BROOK HOUSE they reached the 2nd QR losing to Hayes 0-4 in a replay after a 1-1 draw. The visitors famously reached the first round proper in 1980 where after beating Leytonstone/Ilford, Letchworth Garden City, Chelmsford City and Dover Athletic they lost to Enfield FC 0-3 at Southbury Road.
Clanfield 85 v Shortwood United 
Dunstable Town v Chipping Sodbury Town 
Slimbridge v Edgware Town 
Tuffley Rovers v North Greenford United 
Royal Wotton Bassett Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 
Abingdon United v Brimscombe & Thrupp 
London Tigers v Thame Rangers 
Newport Pagnell Town v Cheltenham Saracens 
Leverstock Green v Ardley United
Oxhey Jets v Flackwell Heath 
Burnham v Tring Athletic 
Bishops Cleeve v Easington Sports 
Wantage Town v Brackley Town Saints 
Leighton Town v Thornbury Town 
Shrivenham v Holmer Green 
Harefield United v Lydney Town 
Longlevens v Malmesbury Victoria 
Winslow United v Roman Glass St George 
AFC Croydon Athletic v Virginia Water 
Loxwood v Abbey Rangers 
Balham v Rusthall 
Crawley Down Gatwick v Newhaven 
Cray Valley (PM) v Chatham Town 
Erith & Belvedere v Peacehaven & Telscombe 
Bridon Ropes v Broadfields United 
Tunbridge Wells v Pagham 
Corinthian v Little Common 
Walton & Hersham v Southall 
Horley Town v Bearsted 
Egham Town v Lancing 
Lordswood v Steyning Town Community 
CB Hounslow United v Sheerwater 
Horsham YMCA v Croydon 
Saltdean United v Eastbourne United 
Chertsey Town v Cobham 
Tower Hamlets v Selsey 
Chichester City v Erith Town 
Bexhill United v Eastbourne Town 
Hassocks v Langney Wanderers 
Arundel v Banstead Athletic 
Redhill v K Sports 
Glebe v Hollands & Blair 
Colliers Wood United v Shoreham 
Sheppey United v East Preston 
Guildford City v Tooting Bec 
Punjab United v Broadbridge Heath 
Sutton Athletic v Deal Town 
Sutton Common Rovers v Molesey 
Spelthorne Sports v Lingfield 
Greenwich Borough v Canterbury City 
Crowborough Athletic v AFC Vardeanians 
AFC Vardeanians finished in third place of the Southern Combination Division One last season which was their highest finish in the non-league pyramid in their history. They currently play at a former football league stadium in The Withdean Stadium. Crowborough Athletic finished in 13th place of the Southern Counties East Premier Division last season and have reached the 3rd QR of the Cup in 2008 when they lost 0-2 in a home replay to Harlow Town. 
Welling Town v AFC Uckfield Town 
Hanworth Villa v Fisher 
Beckenham Town v Raynes Park Vale 
Solent University v Portland United 
Shaftesbury v Knaphill 
Cowes Sports v Lymington Town 
Fleet Town v Farnham Town 
Brockenhurst v AFC Stoneham 
Bournemouth v Frimley Green 
Windsor v Reading City 
Bemerton Heath Harlequins v Andover New Street 
Sholing v Tadley Calleva 
Ascot United v Badshot Lea 
Binfield v United Services Portsmouth 
Romsey Town v Hamble Club 
Amesbury Town v Christchurch 
Westbury United v Fareham Town 
Hamworthy United v Bashley 
AFC Portchester v Hythe & Dibden 
Horndean v Camberley Town 
Arlesford Town v Baffins Milton Rovers 
Cheddar v Bradford Town 
Bitton v Bridport 
Wellington AFC v Cribbs 
Keynsham Town v Brislington 
Exmouth Town v Barnstable Town 
Saltash United v Clevedon Town 
Plymouth Parkway v Buckland Athletic 
Willand Rovers v AFC St Austell 
Tavistock v Hengrove Athletic 
Street v Odd Down 
Shepton Mallet v Cadbury Heath 
Bridgwater Town v Hallen

EAGLES WIN 2-1 AGAINST NEW BRADWELL ST PETER

Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division 2019 champion's Letchworth Garden City hosted Spartan South Midlands League Division Two side New Bradwell St Peter at The County Ground in a pre-season fixture yesterday. It was The Eagles who looked the better side with Joe Tyler netting twice in the opening 15 minutes. His second goal was a great curling shot from the edge of the box - He scored 21 goals in 30(1) appearances last season. The visitors looked good in possession in the first two thirds of the pitch but didn't really commit men forward into the final third - they did have a good chance to reduce the scoreline before the break when they hit the crossbar. The second half was pretty even with New Bradwell scoring a late goal (a header from the edge of the six yard box following a great cross from the left hand side) to make the final score 2-1. No video footage of the game but here are some pictures of the action-















BRICKNELL DOUBLE HELPS TOWN TO VICTORY VERSUS FC UNITED OF MANCHESTER




It was a lovely evening for football at Donkey Lane as FC United of Manchester visited for the 2019 Supporter's Direct Cup and brought with them a good number of very friendly travelling fans many of whom enjoyed themselves in the bar singing songs long after the game finished. 

It was FCUM'S second pre-season game as they had beaten a squad representing League Two side Morecambe on Tuesday 9th July 3-0 at Broadhurst Park with goals from Louis Myers, Paul Ennis and Chris Sharp. 



It was Town who started the better and were 2-0 up early on in front of a good attendance of 403 people. Josh Davison capitalised on a defensive mix-up to slot home the first and Billy Bricknell hit the back of the net for the second. 

Several times FC United played out from the back when their keeper Paddy Wharton had the ball and put themselves into trouble which is something i'm sure they'll sort out before the big kick off in August. 




FCUM came back into the game and their left back/winger Salou McDowell-Jallou looked particularly impressive to me especially when delivering crossed from the left hand side. McDowell-Jallou was born in Gambia but lived in Belfast from a young age and has represented Northern Ireland from u12s right through to u19s level. I would say (he's just turned 21 years of age) he's a name to look out for in the future. 

Bricknell made it 3-0 when he headed home a lovely cross from the right hand side from new Town signing Sam Bantick with FCUM going straight up the other end and scoring to make it 3-1 after a near interchange of passing. 


The second half saw a raft of substitutions for both teams which meant the game wasn't as free flowing as the first 45 minutes. For Town it was great to see fan's favourite Muahmmadu Faal get some game time after he spent much of last season out with an injury. FCUM looked the better side and were unlucky not to make the game closer with some good saves being made. 



The Final Score was 3-1. 

FCUM had a miserable 2018/19 season being relegated from the Vanarama North Division - I think they'll have a much better 2019/20 in the BetVictor Northern Premier League Premier Division. Their season proper starts on Saturday 17th August with an away trip to Grantham Town followed by a home midweek local derby against Hyde United and then entertaining Scarborough Athletic. I'm sure many Town fans will be looking out for The Red Rebel's results this season. 

They have an interesting home friendly next Saturday against the newly formed Bangor 1876 who are a breakaway club formed by the supporter's of Bangor City under it's current ownership. They state 'We want fans to reconnect with each other and restore the pride and feeling of being a supporter of our historic club. The new club is a creative and positive solution for an ever-changing and precarious situation. We are not disowning Bangor City FC or its history, the club is OURS, it belongs to the fans and local community. “Owners” will come and go but the people remain. Keep the faith.'

Bangor 1876 will play in the Gwynedd League for the forthcoming season which is the fifth level of Welsh football with Bangor City playing at level two in the FAW Championship North & Mid division. 


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE CONSTITUTION FOR 2019/20


Kershaw Premier Division 
(16 teams)
Bar Hill 
Brampton 
Cambridge University Press 
Chatteris Town 
Cherry Hinton 
Comberton United 
Eaton Socon 
Ely City Reserves 
Eynesbury United 
Foxton 
Fulbourn Institute 
Great Shelford 
Hemingfords United 
Linton Granta 
Over Sports 
West Wratting 

Kershaw Senior A 
(16 teams)
AFC Barley Mow 
Bluntisham Rangers 
Cottenham United 
Fulbourn Institute Reserves 
Gamlingay United 
Hundon 
Huntingdon United 
March Town United Reserves 
Milton 
Needingworth United 
Orwell
Soham Town Rangers Reserves 
Somersham Town 
St Neots Town Reserves 
Whittlesford United
Witchford 96 

Kershaw Senior B 
(16 teams) 
Bassingbourn
Cambridge University Press Reserves 
Duxford United 
Eaton Socon Reserves 
Fordham 
Girton United 
Great Chishill 
Isleham United 
Lakenheath Reserves 
Linton 
Granta Reserves 
Newmarket Town Reserves 
Sawston Rovers 
St Ives Rangers 
Thaxted Rangers 
West Wratting Reserves 
Wisbech St Mary Reserves 

Mead Plant & Grab 1A 
(13 teams)
Balsham 
Cambourne Rovers 
Cherry Hinton Reserves 
Clare Town 
Comberton United Reserves 
Debden 
Hardwick 
Haverhill Rovers Reserves 
Meldreth 
Milton Reserves 
Mott MacDonald 
Sawston United 
Steeple Morden 

Mead Plant & Grab 1B
(13 teams) 
Alconbury 
Bar Hill Reserves 
Brampton Reserves 
Chatteris Town Reserves 
Ely City “A” 
Fenstanton 
Gamlingay United Reserves 
Godmanchester Rovers Reserves 
Hemingfords United Reserves 
Houghton & Wyton 
Mepal Sports 
St Ives Town Reserves 
Swavesey Institute 

Mead Plant & Grab 2A 
(13 teams) 
Barrington 
Foxton Reserves 
Great Shelford Reserves 
Great Paxton 
Haverhill Rovers “A” 
Linton Granta “A” 
Litlington Athletic 
Melbourn 
Over Sports Reserves 
Papworth 
Steeple Morden Reserves 
Suffolk Punch Haverhill 
Whittlesford United Reserves 

Mead Plant & Grab 2B 
(13 teams) 
AFC Walpole 
Buckden 
Burwell Swifts 
Burwell Tigers 
Ely City “B” 
Exning United 
Fordham Reserves 
March Town United “A” 
Outwell Swifts 
Soham United 
Wimblington 
Wisbech St Mary “A” 
Wisbech Town Acorns 


The village of Burwell will be repesented in Division 2B by Burwell Tigers and Burwell Swifts. 


Mead Plant & Grab 3A 
(13 teams) 
Abington United 
Cherry Hinton “A” 
Clare Town Reserves 
Cottenham United Reserves 
Duxford United Reserves 
Eaton Socon “A” 
Fulbourn Institute “A” 
Guilden Morden 
Harston 
Hundon Reserves 
Longstanton 
Oakington Vikings 
Wickhambrook 

Mead Plant & Grab 3B 
(13 teams) 
Alconbury Reserves 
Benwick Athletic 
Bluntisham Rangers Reserves 
Guyhirn 
Houghton & Wyton Reserves 
Isleham United Reserves 
Manea United 
March Academy 
Somersham Town Reserves 
St Ives Rangers Reserves 
The Eagle 
Wimblington Reserves 
 Wisbech St Mary “B” 

Mead Plant & Grab 4A 
(13 teams)  
Barrington Reserves 
Bassingbourn Reserves 
Cambridge Ambassadors 
Cambridge Crusaders 
Guilden Morden Reserves 
Hardwick Reserves 
Harston Reserves 
Kedington 
Orwell Reserves 
Sawston Rovers Reserves 
Sawston United Reserves 
Thaxted Rangers Reserves 

Thurlow Mead Plant & Grab 4B 
(13 teams) 
Barton Mills
Crusaders 2019 
Fenstanton Reserves 
Hemingfords United “A” 
Histon Hornets 
Milton “A” 
Mott MacDonald Reserves 
Needingworth United Reserves 
Papworth Reserves 
Soham Town Rangers “A” 
Stretham 
Swavesey Institute Reserves 
Wicken 

Mead Plant & Grab 4C 
(13 teams) 
AFC Christchurch 
Benwick Athletic Reserves 
Chatteris Fen Tigers 
Chatteris Town “A” 
Coldham United 
Doddington United 
Little Downham Swifts 
Littleport Town 
March Academy Reserves 
Outwell Swifts Reserves 
The Isle 
Wisbech Town Acorns Reserves 
Witchford 96 Reserves