Tuesday, 13 November 2018

THE 2018/19 LONDON SENIOR CUP

The London FA Senior Cup for the 2018/19 season is well under way with the previous two winners in Balham and Cray Valley (PM) both being knocked out at the first round stage by Barking and Erith Town. 

First Round
Barking 3-2 Balham
Cockfosters 2-1 Redbridge
Corinthian Casuals 5-0 Croydon
Hanwell Town 3-4 Tooting & Mitcham United
Harrow Borough 3-2 Hendon
Tower Hamlets v Hackney Wick - Home Win
Erith Town 2-1 Cray Valley (PM)
AFC Croydon Athletic 1-4 Clapton
Glebe 2-4 Dulwich Hamlet
Metropolitan Police 2-0 Woodford Town
Greenwich Borough 1-0 Fisher
Haringey Borough FC 4-1 Beckenham Town

Second Round 

Tooting & Mitcham United v Harrow Borough - 13/11/18 
Wingate & Finchley 6-1 Cockfosters 
Barking v Tower Hamlets - 4/12/18
Haringey Borough v Leyton Orient - 3/12/18 
Welling United 2-0 Corinthian Casuals 
Greenwich Borough v Dulwich Hamlet - 20/11/18 
Erith Town 4-4 Clapton - Away Win  on PKs 3-4 (3 - 3 after 90 minutes) 
Metropolitan Police v Brentford - 28/11/18 

Quarter-Final 

Barking or Tower Hamlets v Greenwich Borough or Dulwich Hamlet 
Wingate & Finchley v Metropolitan Police or Brentford 
Clapton v Tooting & Mitcham United or Harrow Borough 
Welling United v Haringey Borough or Leyton Orient 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION - THE RACE FOR THE TITLE

PREMIER DIVISION 
CURRENT TABLE - TOP FOUR ONLY

TEAM P GD PTS PPG
PITSHANGER DYNAMO 11 +17 27 2.45
ST PANTELEIMON 9 +22 25 2.78
PFC VICTORIA 9 +21 22 2.44
SPORTING HACKNEY 11 -11 15 1.36

TOP THREE v TOP THREE TABLE 
TEAM P GD PTS PPG
ST PANTELEIMON 2 +3 6 3.00
PFC VICTORIA 2 0 3 1.50
PITSHANGER DYNAMO 2 -3 0 0.00


It's looking like it's going to be a three-way fight between Pitshanger Dynamo, St Pantelemion and PFC Victoria with a seven point gap currently between third placed PFC and fourth placed Sporting Hackney. 


St Panteleimon with eight wins and one draw in their nine games played so far look best placed at present although with many games still to play there will certainly be some twists and turns. The club were only formed in 2015 and originally played in the KOPA Cypriot Sunday League before joining the Middlesex County League Division One (Central and East) for the 2017/18 season. 

The club won their division last season winning eighteen and drawing four of their twenty-two league games played scoring a very impressive 102 goals in those games.  They are unbeaten in the league so far this season too which means after their switch to the Saturday game in 2017 they impressively haven't lost a league game as yet. They are currently ground-sharing with North Greenford United. 

The current table toppers, Pitshanger Dynamo, were members of the league since when it was founded in 1984 with the club having been formed in 1972. They stayed until 1997 with their best finish being in 1986/87 when they finished fifth in the Premier Division table which Evershed Social won. 

They returned in 2010 and were first time winners of Division Two pipping Feltham 'A' to the title. They moved up to the Premier Division for the 2015/16 season having finished second in Division One (West) the previous season. Since then they have finished 4th, 5th and 8th in the Premier Division. They currently ground-share with Hanwell Town. 

PFC Victoria London are another new club to have made risen through the divisions having only been formed in 2016 they won Division Two in 16/17 and were promoted from Division One (West) last season. Could the club formed amongst the Polish community in the Capital rise up the pyramid like FC Romania (formed in 2006) have done so over the past few season? They are currently ground sharing with Hanworth Villa. 

At the bottom of the table it's been a tough season so far for South Kilburn who have lost seven and drawn one of their eight league games played to date. They have won one game in The Alec Smith Premier Division Cup 4-1 against Brentham where they play CB Hounslow United Reserves in the next round. They lost to 4-2 to Chipperfield Corinthians in the Anagram Records Trophy and 8-0 to Bridon Ropes in the London Senior Trophy. Their next game is a tough one at home to Pitshanger Dynamo. 

FORTHCOMING PREMIER DIVISION FIXTURES 

SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER
 

CB Hounslow United Reserves v St Panteleimon 
Hillingdon v PFC Victoria London 
Kensington Dragons v Sporting Hackney 
Lampton Park v Cricklewood Wanderers 
Larkspur Rovers v FC Assyria 
Pitshanger Dynamo v Indian Gymkhana Club 
Tottenham Hale Rangers v Brentham 

SATURDAY 24th NOVEMBER 
Brentham v CB Hounslow United Reserves 
Cricklewood Wanderers v Hillingdon 
Kensington Dragons v Indian Gymkhana Club 
South Kilburn v Pitshanger Dynamo 
St Panteleimon v FC Assyria 

SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER 
FC Assyria v Brentham 
Hillingdon v Lampton Park 
Indian Gymkhana Club v Cricklewood Wanderers 
Larkspur Rovers v St Panteleimon 
Sporting Hackney v Kensington Dragons


Monday, 12 November 2018

ANAGRAM RECORDS TROPHY QUARTER-FINAL DETAILS


Anagram Records Trophy Quarter-Final
Due to be played on Saturday 23rd February

Clapton Community v Chipperfield Corinthians 
A crowd of 356 people saw Clapton's first round game against Epping Town so this should be another well attended game. Clapton had a great result in the second round on Saturday when they won 0-2 at Letchworth Garden City Eagles with Sherwin Stanley scoring both goals. The Eagles are second in the Herts Senior County Premier and currently unbeaten in the league - Corinthians are mid-table.  
Old Bradwell United v Catholic United 
The home side who are mid-table in the Spartan South Midlands League Division Two welcome the current Essex Olympian Premier Division title holders Catholic United who are currently struggling towards the opposite end of the table this campaign. 
PFC Victoria London v New Salamis 
A really interesting game between the Middlesex County League Premier Division and the Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division title challengers. 
Sarratt or FC Hamlets v Ware Sports
FC Hamlets (of the EOFL Division One) visit SSMFL D2 side Sarratt this coming weekend for their Round Two game with the winner hosting Ware Sports of the HSCL Premier Division. 

Friday, 9 November 2018

FA SUNDAY CUP - SECOND ROUND TO BE PLAYED THIS WEEKEND

Sunday 11th November
Second Round 
Burradon & New Fordley v Mottram at AFC Killingworth
Joker v Pineapple at Maltby Main 
Peterlee Catholic Club v Greenside at Horden CW 
Crossflatts Village v Dengo United at Silsden 
Home Bargains v Sunderland Southwick at Alder Sports Club 
FC Dovecot v LIV Supplies at Lower Breck 
Custys v Oyster Martyrs at William Collins Playing Fields 
Allerton v Hope Inn Whites at North Field 
Queens Park v Oakenshaw at Vauxhall Motors 
Dawdon Welfare Park v Lobster at Dawdon Welfare Park
Leeds City Rovers v BRNESC at Adel Memorial Ground 
Western Avenue v Mayfair at Litherland Sports Park 
Blucher Blue Star v Huyton Cons at Heaton Stannington 
Billingham The Merlin v Rock Ferry Social at Wolviston 
Eastwood v OJM at Kimberley MW
Rolls Royce v Oadby Athletic at Rolls Royce Leisure 
Hampton v Leighton Madrid at Hampton Sports Ground 
AFC Jacks v FC Topps at Sporting Khalsa 
Newark Town (Sunday) v Birstall Stamford at Grantham Town 
Real Milan v Club Lewsey at Slough Town 
St Josephs (Luton) v Global (Sunday) at Arlesey Town 
Asianos v Gym United at Tilbury 
East Christchurch SSC v Navy Inn at Hurn Bridge Sports Club 
Broadwater v Poplar at Littlehampton 
Black Horse (Redditch) v RHP S&S at Studley Sports & Social Club 
Flaunden v Old Southall at Bovingdon 
Kensington Fields v Campfield at Jeffrey Humble Playing Fields 
Attenborough Cavaliers v Falcons at Radford 
Aylesbury Flooring v NLO at Winslow United
Barnes AFC v Lambeth All Stars at Hanworth Villa 
Portland v Lebeq Tavern Courage at AFC Croydon Athletic


FA VASE THIRD ROUND PROPER FIXTURES


The Buildbase FA Vase is just about down to the last 64 stage with only Enfield FC's fixture against Leverstock Green to be played in the Second Round Proper next Tuesday. Sholing, winners in 2014, are the only previous winners left in this season's competition. They are currently top of the Wessex League Premier Division with a 100% winning record in their eleven league fixtures. Their only defeat this season came against Vanarama South side Slough Town in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round reply. 

Tuesday 13th November 
Second Round Proper
Enfield v Leverstock Green

Saturday 1st December 
Third Round Proper
Shildon AFC v Sunderland RCA 
Northwich Victoria v Silsden AFC 
Stockton Town v Hebburn Town 
Avro v West Auckland Town 
Irlam v Winterton Rangers 
Newcastle Benfield v Runcorn Town 
Ilkeston Town v Eastwood Community 
Coventry United v Hinckley AFC 
Cadbury Athletic v Desborough Town 
Westfields v Leicester Nirvana 
Shepshed Dynamo v NKF Burbage 
Lye Town v Cogenhoe United 
Sporting Khalsa v Walsall Wood 
Histon v Enfield or Leverstock Green 
Godmanchester Rovers v Holbeach United 
Swaffham Town v Stowmarket Town
Tring Athletic v Biggleswade
Hullbridge Sports v Newport Pagnell Town 
Deeping Rangers v FC Clacton
AFC Uckfield Town v Sutton Common Rovers 
Eastbourne Town v Abbey Rangers 
Redbridge v Chertsey Town 
Bearsted v Steyning Town Community 
Sheppey United v Cray Valley (PM) 
Canterbury City v Southall  
Erith Town v Windsor 
Saltash United v Cribbs 
Bradford Town v Baffins Milton Rovers 
Willand Rovers v Bodmin Town 
Cadbury Heath v AFC St Austell 
Hamble Club v Hamworthy United 
Sholing v Pagham

SIX GOALS SHARED BETWEEN CODICOTE AND RAYNERS LANE

It turned out to be an eventful game in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One on Tuesday evening when Codicote entertained Rayners Lane. The Cod, who had not registered a win in their opening nine games, had won their last two games against Risborough Rangers (6-0 away) and Wodson Park 3-2 at home so when they went 2-0 up inside the first ten minutes via Tom Massey and Jack Skinner it looked like they would record their third win of the season. Rayners Lane got a goal back and it could of been all square at half time as they had the best chances and this continued into the second half when they scored another two goals to go 2-3 up. A red card a piece for each side following an off the ball clash saw the last ten minutes being ten men v ten men. Codicote scored an equaliser right at the end of the game to earn an important point via Skinner from the edge of the box. 

There was a somewhat controversial incident in the second half as following a clash of heads between two home players the referee played on and then once play had stopped he booked the Cod player for leaving the field of play (I assume this was the reason) to get treatment. See below clip of the incident. 

Cod's next game is away at Langford on Saturday with Rayners Lane at home to Risborough Rangers also taking place tomorrow. 

HIGHLIGHTS 
these have already been viewed 2000 on social media 



HEAD INJURY INCIDENT

Thursday, 8 November 2018

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE - THE SEASON SO FAR


ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE 
CURRENT TABLE - TOP TEN ONLY 
TEAM P GD PTS PPG
STANSTED 15 +26 36 2.40
HULLBRIDGE SPORTS 16 +16 34 2.13
SAFFRON WALDEN TOWN 15 +28 33 2.06
SPORTING BENGAL UNITED 14 +18 28 2.00
WALTHAMSTOW 15 +14 27 1.80
TAKELEY  13 +8 24 1.85
WOODFORD TOWN  14 +15 23 1.64
HODDESDON TOWN 16 +5 22 1.38
ILFORD 15 +3 22 1.47
ST MARGARETSBURY 16 -5 21 1.31

CURRENT FORM TABLE
TOP FOUR ONLY 

TEAM P GD PTS
STANSTED 6 +11 15
SPORTING BENGAL 6 +10 14
SAFFRON WALDEN  6 +9 14
STANWAY ROVERS 6 +3 12

Stansted currently lead the way in the Essex Senior League with twelve wins and three defeats from their fifteen games played. Their defeats have come against fellow title challenger's Saffron Walden Town (L 0-1) on Tuesday 16th October and Hullbridge Sports (L 1-2) on Saturday 18th August along with local rival's Takeley (L 0-2) Tuesday 7th August. 

Takeley were one of the pre-season favourites for the title and currently placed in fifth place could still be involved but five defeats in nine games after winning their opening four games has put a big dent in their hopes. 

Hullbridge Sports, Saffron Walden Town and Sporting Bengal United make up the current top four in the table. United are in great form winning seven of their last ten league games - Could it be their best season since joining step five football and the Kent League in 2003? Since then they have finished 17th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 17th, 17th, 15th, 15th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 20th, 12th, 19th and 10th. 

Stanway Rovers were also expected to do well after switching from the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division over the summer under the management of Lee Fisher who joined the club from Braintree Town Reserves. Following a poor start to the campaign Fisher parted company with Rovers in mid October and they have made the appointment of former Redbridge, Aveley, Maldon & Tiptree and Thamesmead Town boss Terry Spillane. He was also boss with Stansted when they won the ESL title in 2010 and is probably most well known for leading Redbridge (then of the Isthmian Division One North) to the FA Cup Second Round Proper where they played League Two side Crawley Town. I expect to see Stanway move up the table from their current thirteenth position.

LEADING GOALSCORERS 
LEAGUE GAMES ONLY (appearances in brackets) 
Jay Knight (Sporting Bengal United) - 13 goals (9) 
Callum Ibe (Stansted) - 12 goals (13) 
Dwade James (Leyton Athletic) - 12 goals (14) 
Charncey Dash (St Mags) - 11 goals (15) 
Lewis Francis (Saffron Walden) - 11 goals (14) 
James Peagram (Walthamstow) - 11 goals (15) 

Jay Knight of Sporting Bengal United is currently top of the scoring charts with an impressive total of thirteen goals in just nine league games played. Perhaps former Tilbury striker Dwade James is the stand out player scoring twelve games in fourteen games for Leyton Athletic who are struggling second from bottom in the table winning only two of their fifteen games played. 

FORTHCOMING LEAGUE FIXTURES 

Monday 12th November
Barkingside v Takeley 
Woodford Town v Stansted 

Tuesday 13th November
Clapton v Hoddesdon Town 
Hullbridge Sports v West Essex 
Stanway Rovers v Ilford 

Wednesday 14th November  
Leyton Athletic v Redbridge 
Sporting Bengal United v Southend Manor 

Saturday 17th November
Hoddesdon Town v Takeley
Ilford v West Essex 
Leyton Athletic v Sawbridgeworth Town
Saffron Walden Town v Clapton
Southend Manor v Barkingside
St Margeretsbury v Hullbridge Sports
Stansted v Tower Hamlets
Stanway Rovers v Redbridge
Walthamstow v Woodford Town

SOME FACTS AND STATS ABOUT THE SEASON SO FAR 

WITHOUT A WIN - Barkingside
It's been a difficult start to the season for the East London side. They have drawn five and lost eleven of their sixteen league games played. Their last result was an impressive 2-2 draw at Saffron Walden Town so maybe their first win will come soon! Their next league games come against Takeley (H), Southend Manor (A) and then a run of local derby games against Redbridge (Home and Away), Ilford, Walthamstow, Sporting Bengal United, Tower Hamlets and Leyton Athletic.

MOST GOALS SCORED - Saffron Walden Town 47 
The Bloods have scored a massive 47 goals in their sixteen games played which equates to 2.98 per game. They are closely followed by Sporting Bengal United who have hit the net 42 times in their fourteen games which a slightly better average per game of 3.

NO HOME WINS - Redbridge and Barkingside 

NO AWAY WINS - Barkingside, Tower Hamlets and Enfield 
A comparison of Tower Hamlets and Enfield's home and away form shows a real difference - they certainly currently don't like playing on their travels. Both teams have scored just one goal each away from home. 

ENFIELD 

P W D L GF GA PTS PPG
7 4 1 2 15 9 13 1.86
5 0 2 3 1 14 2 0.40
TOWER HAMLETS 
P W D L GF GA PTS PPG
8 3 1 4 14 13 10 1.25
8 0 2 6 1 18 2 0.25