Wednesday, 26 July 2017

WEST HERTS SATURDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2017/18


PREMIER DIVISION
Abbots Langley 
Bushey Rangers
Caddington 
Croxley Community Reserves 
Harpenden Rovers Reserves 
Hemel Hempstead Rovers 
Kings Sports 
Markyate PSV 
Oxhey 
The Engineer 
Tring Athletic 'A' 
Tring Corinthians Reserves 

DIVISION ONE 
Bovingdon 'A' 
Croxley Community 'A' 
Glenn Sports 
Global 
Hemel Hempstead Rovers Reserves 
Hunton Bridge 
Langleybury Cricket Club 
Oxhey 'A' 
Oxhey Reserves 
Potten End 
Sun Sports Rovers 
Tring Athletic 'B' 
Tring Town AFC Reserves 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE OPENING FIXTURES 2017/18


The opening fixtures for the Essex and Suffolk Border Football League take place on Saturday 12th August and this is the fixture line-up - 

PREMIER DIVISION 
Alresford Colne Rangers v Hedinghams United 
Barnston v Earls Colne 
Harwich & Parkeston v Dedham Old Boys 
Hatfield Peverel v Gas Recreation 
Kelvedon Social v Wormingford Wanderers 
West Bergholt v Brantham Athletic Reserves 

DIVISION ONE 
Bradfield Rovers v West Bergholt Reserves 
Cressing United v Alresford Colne Rangers Reserves 
Gas Recreation Reserves v Little Oakley 'A' 
Holland Reserves v Lawford Lads 
Tiptree Jobserve v Brightlingsea Regent Reserves 
Tiptree Park v FC Clacton Reserves 

DIVISION TWO 
Bures United v Hatfield Peverel Reserves 
Connaught Red Star v Holland 'A' 
Tiptree Heath v Belle Vue Social Club 

DIVISION THREE 
Hedinghams United Reserves v Weeley Athletic Reserves 
New Field v Tiptree Jobserve Reserves 
Tollesbury v Bradfield Rovers Reserves


ESSEX SUNDAY FOOTBALL COMBINATION - 2017/18

Here is the line-up for the 2017/18 Essex Sunday Football Combination. The opening fixtures are yet to be announced. 

SENIOR DIVISION
Asianos
Auto 
Barkingside Reserves 
Belfry 
Global 
Manor House 
Virtue 
Voy Rangers 
Walthamstow Redstar 
West Essex Sunday

FIRST DIVISION
A C Milano 
Abridge Village 
Elm Park Eagles 
Eva Hart 
Fairlop Oak 
Flamengo 
Forest Elite 
Global 'B' 
Loughton Athletic 
Old Wymondonians 

SECOND DIVISION
Barking Sundays 
Cranham Athletic 
Hillford 
Horse & Well 
JK Silvertown 
JG Chingford 
Loughton Wanderers 
Rainham WMC 
Royal Albert

THIRD DIVISION 
Debden Sports 
Esprit 
FC One Twenty 
Hainault Athletic 
Maiden London 
Rainham Working Mens Club Reserves 
Recreativo Romford 
South Ilford Catholics 
Uplands Town 
West Essex Sunday Reserves 

FOURTH DIVISION
Barking Colts 
Barking Hounds 
Belfry Reserves 
Chigwell Rovers 
Ilford Manor 
Larron 
Loughton Town 
Loxford Lions 
New Fairlop 
Sher Force 

EAST HERTS CORINTHIAN LEAGUE 2017/18


Here is the constitution for the 2017/18 East Herts Corinthian League which includes several clubs who have moved over form the Welwyn and Hatfield League which sadly folded over the summer. Hertford Stags won the Premier Division last season by just two points from Percival. 

PREMIER DIVISION
(12 teams)
ALLENBURYS
BRIDGE HOUSE
CHESHUNT BOCA
DANE END UNITED
FC ALPHA
FRIENDLY
HERTFORD STAGS
MARINA VALE
PERCIVAL
ST MARGARETSBURY UTD
THE GREAT NORTHERN
THUNDRIDGE CITY



DIVISION ONE
(13 teams)
APOLLO
BURY RANGERS OLD BOYS
CHESHUNT PHOENIX
GOFFS OAK COMRADES
HEDGEHOG
HERTS PRODIGIES
PARK VIEW RANGERS
RIVERSIDE CORINTHIANS
SHAMROCK ROVERS
SOUTHBURY
THE GROVE
THE HERTFORD HOUNDS
WINDMILL ATHLETIC

DIVISION TWO
(14 teams)
AFC BURY
ANGEL LIONS
ANGEL SAVIOURS
BROXBOURNE AFC
CHESHUNT TOWN
FC CESTREHUNT
FC COSMOZ
FC INFERNOS
HERTS RANGERS
MERIDIAN ATHLETIC
OLD POND ATHLETIC
RILETT ROVERS
SPREAD EAGLE
THE ROSEY

DIVISION THREE 
(15 teams)
ANGEL WARE
BULLS HEAD
BULLY'S CRUSADERS
CHESHUNT ATHLETIC
CHESHUNT COBRAS
CHESHUNT LIONS
CUFFLEY TIGERS
HARTS HORNS
HERTFORD RED SOX
HERTS ATHLETIC
LORD HAIG
TBOB
TURNFORD ATHLETIC
TURNMILL UNITED
WHITE HART

OPENING WEEKEND FIXTURES ON SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 

PREMIER DIVISION 
CHESHUNT BOCA v FC ALPHA 
DANE END UNITED v THE GREAT NORTHERN 
FRIENDLY v ALLENBURYS 
HERTFORD STAGS v THUNDRIDGE CITY 

DIVISION ONE
CHESHUNT PHOENIX v THE HERTFORD HOUNDS 
HEDGEHOG v RIVERSIDE CORINTHIANS 
PARK VIEW RANGERS v HERTS PRODIGIES 
SHAMROCK ROVERS v SOUTHBURY 
THE GROVE v BURY RANGERS OLD BOYS  

DIVISION TWO 
AFC BURY v THE ROSEY 
ANGEL SAVIOURS v CHESHUNT TOWN 
FC CESTREHUNT v MERIDIAN ATHLETIC 
FC INFERNOS v BROXBOURNE AFC 
HERTS RANGERS v RILETT ROVERS  

DIVISION THREE 
BULLY'S CRUSADERS v CHESHUNT LIONS 
CHESHUNT ATHLETIC v TURNMILL UNITED 
CHESHUNT COBRAS v HARTS HORNS 
CUFFLEY TIGERS v ANGEL WARE 
HERTS ATHLETIC v WHITE HART 
LORD HAIG v HERTFORD RED SOX 
TURNFORD ATHLETIC v BULLS HEAD 

LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP 
MARINA VALE v OLD POND ATHLETIC

MIDDLESEX COUNTY LEAGUE CONSTITUTION FOR 2017/18

PREMIER DIVISION
Brentham 
British Airways 
CB Hounslow United Reserves 
Cricklewood Wanderers 
FC Assyria 
Hillingdon 
Indian Gymkhana Club 
Kensington Dragons 
Lampton Park 
Pitshanger Dynamo 
South Kilburn 
Sporting Hackney 
Stonewall 
Tooting & Mitcham Wanderers
Tottenham Hale Rangers 

DIVISION ONE (CENTRAL & EAST)
AEK London 
AFC United 
Chape London 
Fire United Christian 
Hackney Wick Reserves 
JL Rovers 
London Samurai Utd 
London United 
Mile End Park Rangers 
St Panteleimon 
The Wilberforce Wanderers

DIVISION ONE (WEST)
Alpha & Omega 
FC Deportivo Galicia Reserves 
FC IGK (formerly Indian Gymkana Res) 
Hayes MBFC 
Hounslow Wanderers 
Kodak (Harrow) 
Larkspur Rovers 
New Hanford 
PFC Victoria London 
South Kilburn 3rds 
VOS 

DIVISION TWO 
AFC Hanwell & Hayes 
CB Hounslow United 3rds 
Cranford Park 
Harrow Bhoys 
Harrow Rangers 
Heston Bombers 
Hillingdon Abbots 
Hilltop 
St Nicholas 
Sudbury Court 
West SL Benfica 
Western Athletic

SATURDAY COMBINATION
AFC Heathrow 
Brentham Reserves 
CB Hounslow United 5ths 
Centenary Park 
Hillingdon Reserves 
LNER 
LPOSSA 
Lampton Park Reserves 
London Titans 
Pitshanger Dynamo Reserves 
Ruislip 
Stonewall Reserves 

THE JEFF NARDIN DIVISION 
Barnet and Harrow 
CB Hounslow United 4ths 
Eastcote Rangers 
Hendon Springfield 
Kensington Dragons Reserves 
Kodak (Harrow) Reserves 
London City  
New Queens Park 
Old Vaughanians 4ths 
Ruislip Town 
South Kilburn Reserves 
Speedy United 

The above is the line up for the 2017/18 Middlesex County League which shows a number of new clubs such as London Titans, Hendon Springfield and West SL Benfica. I am unsure how much the 'West SL Benfica' have to do with 'Sport London E Benfica' who were members of the SSMFL from 2007 to 2011.  

The league has three clubs entered in the FA Vase with Cricklewood Wanderers hosting Stotfold, Pitshanger Dynamo travelling to Broadfields and Tooting and Mitcham Wanderers at Hollands and Blair in the First Qualifying Round. 




Saturday, 22 July 2017

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE OPENING DAY FIXTURES

The 47th Essex Senior League season kicks off next weekend with a near full fixture list followed by many eagerly anticipated mid-week games. The midweek games see Clapton travel to Cricklefields to face Ilford which should be a very well attended local derby game -

Tuesday 1st August 
Burnham Ramblers v Stansted 
Great Wakering Rovers v Barkingside 
Hackney Wick v Tower Hamlets 
Hullbridge Sports v Southend Manor 
Redbridge v Sawbridgeworth Town 
Takeley v Waltham Forest 
West Essex v Sporting Bengal United 

Wednesday 2nd August
FC Romania v Enfield 1893 
Ilford v Clapton 
Wadham Lodge v Woodford Town 2017

SATURDAY PRE-SEASON ROUND UP

It's July so of course The Great British Summer Time means going to a pre-season game in the blazing sunshine and catching up with mates you might not of seen since the end of last season. Except today the weather was against us with torrential rain in parts of the South East. I was at a game luckily with some covered terracing and for once it wasn't a non-league fixture as I watched a League Two v League One match as Stevenage FC entertained Charlton Athletic. Borough featured a number of ex non-league players in their squad such as midfielder Harry Beautyman (ex of Sutton United and Welling United), midfielder Tom Pett (Potters Bar Town and Wealdstone), defender Fraser Franks (Welling United), Rowan Liburd (Billericay Town) and winger Blair Turgott who impressed many fans playing for Bromley in the Vanarama National division. 

The South London side, now managed by ex MK Don's boss Karl Robinson, looked the better side in the first half an hour with the home side struggling to create anything in the final third. Tarique Fosu, playing just behind the front line, looks an impressive player for The Addicks with some fantastic forward runs into the box which created a few opportunities. He has recently signed from Championship side Reading but spent most of last season on loan at League Two side Colchester United. I think he could do very well for his new club this season. 

Stevenage took the lead with a goal from Franks only for Karlan Ahearne-Grant to equalise a short while afterwards. The home side looked a lot more positive with the inclusion of forward Alex Samuel (signed from Swansea City over the summer) in place of Liburd in the second half. It was Charlton who won the game 1-2 with a goal from Jake Forster-Caskey on 56 minutes. 

Charlton's left back Jay Da-Silva looks a superb player - he is on loan from Chelsea and has played for the England u19s, u18s, u17s and u16s. He looks composed whenever with the ball at his feet and hopefully has a bright future in he game. His younger brother's Rio and Cole (twins) also play for Chelsea at present. 

It's Robinson's first full season in charge of the club having joined last November - He is now assisted by Lee Bowyer and Johnnie Jackson - I expect them to do very well this season and at least get into the play-offs - they are joint fourth in the title race betting at 16/1 with skybet.com who rate Blackburn Rovers at 9/2 as favourites. 

Vanarama South side Braintree Town went down 0-3 at home to Colchester United whose scorers were Sammie Szmodics (2) and Louis Dunne. Szmodics spent a short while on loan at The Iron in 2015. Braintree included ex Enfield Town players Nathan McDonald, Jon Muleba, Ricky Gabriel, Scott Shulton, Billy Crook, Dernell Wynter and Harry Ottaway in their stating XI. 

Another ex Enfield Town player, Nathan Livings, featured for Evo Stik Southern League Premier Division Bishops Stortford who entertained Bostik Premier League title favourite's Billericay Town. The Essex side ran out 2-6 winners with Joe Ellul, Sam Deering (2), Billy Bricknell and Louis Theophanus scorers for them along with an early own-goal. 

Enfield Town took on Bostik South side Whyteleafe at Donkey Lane and won 4-1 with Ralston Gabriel, Ben Hart, Micky Parcell and Ryan Blake were the scorers. 

Bostik North side Hertford Town entertianing Evo Stik Southern League Premier Division Kings Langley and played out an entertaining 3-3 draw. Just down the road at Wodson Park Ware won 3-0 at home to St Margaretsbury - Ahmed Mohammed (2) and Yannick Kamanan got the goals

Finally, it was a day of celebration for Combined Counties Premier Division side CB Hounslow United played their first game at their new Green Lane stadium against Staines Lammas - They host Walton Casuals in their next game on Thursday evening.