Wednesday, 31 August 2011

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE - UPDATE

Current League Table
Southend Manor 54101810+8 13
Bethnal Green United5401114+7 12
Enfield 1893431040+4 10
Barking4301105+5 9
Witham Town522186+2 8
Takeley5212128+4 7
Stansted52121412+2 7
Burnham Ramblers520389-1 6
Barkingside412165+1 5
Hullbridge Sports51221112-1 5
Eton Manor5122512-7 5
Basildon United5113712-5 4
London APSA110021+1 3
Sporting Bengal United110010+1 3
Sawbridgeworth Town403134-1 3
Clapton5104411-7 3
Haringey & Waltham Development301248-4 1
Bowers & Pitsea5014514-9 1

The early table toppers in the Essex Senior League are Southend Manor who have won five and drawn one of their opening five games. They are certainly not scared of attacking football as in four of those games they have scored 4, 5, 4 and 4 goals with a 1-1 draw away at Barkingside on Saturday 13th August their only dropped points. They have also beaten fellow ESL side Takeley in the FA Cup after a replay at Southchurch Park earning them a trip to Cheshunt on Saturday. Will some Cup magic be sprinkled over Theobalds Lane this weekend?

Bethnal Green United are a close 2nd with Enfield 1893 sitting in 3rd place. United have lost one of their opening five games and look in good form especially after a 0-1 victory at Witham Town last weekend.

1893 look set to challenge for the title again this season following the disappointment of not being promoted last season. They have only scored four goals but as yet have not conceded with 3 wins and a draw so far.

Below 1893 are Barking who have made a good start to the season. Could they improve on last season's sixth placed finish??

Eight ESL clubs are left in the FA Cup with at least one guaranteed a place in the First Qualifying Round as Stansted play London APSA. The winners of the match at  Hargrave Park travel to Ryman Premier Division Canvey Island in the next round.  

FA CUP GAMES FEATURING ESL SIDES THIS SATURDAY

Barton Rovers v Witham Town
Biggleswade Town v Haringey & Waltham Development
Burnham Ramblers v Hertford Town
Cheshunt v Southend Manor
Dunstable Town v Bethnal Green United
Hatfield Town v Enfield 1893
Stansted v London APSA



ROKER PARK NOT GAYWOOD PARK IN THE FA CUP

The main stand at Roker Park
Enfield Town now travel to Bedfordshire this weekend as original opponent's Kings Langley have been removed from the FA Cup with Budweiser.

Town now play Stotfold (who orignally lost 2-5 to Kings Langley) of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division who are currently in seventh position following a good 1-2 victory at local rival's Biggleswade United last night. They have won three and lost two of their league games. Defeats have come against current table topper's Royston Town and third placed Aylesbury United with wins against Oxhey Jets, St Margaretsbury and last night at Second Meadow.

Their danger man is Lee Harman who has scored in every league game so far. The former Biggleswade Town player is on an impressive total of six goals in five league and cup games so far this season.

With a combined average of 4.8 goals in Enfield Town and Stotfold's games so far it should be a really good FA Cup tie for Non League Day 2011. Although I think both Steve Newing and Eagle's joint bosses Steve Young and Gordon Bickerstaff would settle for a boring 1-0 win.
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

NON-LEAGUE DAY - SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2011


This Saturday sees Non League Day 2011 take place across the county. The brainchild of James Doe a QPR and Harrow Borough fan, which took place so succesfully last year, once again is encouriging fans to support their local non-league team as the Premier League and Championship teams take a break due to the International games.


"With England playing on Friday 2nd September and the Premier League and Championship taking a week off, I urge all fans of the big clubs to get out and watch their local Non-League teams instead on Saturday 3rd September 2011!

Given the current financial climate, clubs outside the football league need all the support they can get, so your presence at a game will be genuinely appreciated. With tickets and refreshments at a fraction of the cost, what's stopping you!"

The Preliminary Round of the FA Cup takes place on Saturday so their are a huge number of interesting games to choose from.

The Cold End can highly recommend a trip to your local club where you will receive a warm welcome and hopefully see some good football that doesn't cost an arm and a leg to watch!

PLEASE SUPPORT NON-LEAGUE DAY

EIGHT GOALS AT OAKSIDE

Town came away with a memorable 3-5 win at Oakside yesterday with Stuart Blackburne (2), Dave Kendall, Mark Kirby and Adam Wallace on target. Town were 0-3 up but Redbridge fought back to 3-3 before Kirby and Wallace's goals helped Town to the three points. Once again when the cold end can't get to the games and film them Stuart scored!!! 
Ryman Division One (North) Results for Monday 29th August 2011 

Cheshunt       0 Ware 0 
Grays Athletic 3 Great Wakering Rovers 2 
Harlow Town    1 Potters Bar Town 1 
Ilford         0 Waltham Forest 1 
Maldon & Tipt  1 Brentwood Town 2 
Needham Market 2 AFC Sudbury 1 
Redbridge      3 Enfield Town 5 
Soham Town     2 Leiston 1 
Thamesmead     2 Romford 2 
Tilbury        1 Chatham Town 1 
Waltham Abbey  1 Heybridge Swifts 2 

Elsewhere in the league, Ware gained their first point of the season in a goal-less draw at Cheshunt and Chatham Town lost the only 100% record left in their 1-1 draw away at Tilbury. The Chats are in 2nd place in the very early table to Grays Athletic who are on top by way of goals scored. Waltham Forest are the surprise of the early season as they are currently in 3rd place with three good wins (at home to Needham Market, away at Soham Town Rangers and 'away' yesterday at Ilford).

Stuart is currently in 2nd level position in the top scorer charts on 4 goals with Gray's Joe Sweeney and The Stag's Joshua Bonnett. Needham's Sam Newson has 5 goals and is top at present.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

BLACKBURNE UNLEASHED & HE DOES THE BUSINESS

Steve Newing unleashing Stuart Blackburne, who has been patiently wating on the bench for the first two games, was the story from yesterday's game at Theobalds Lane. Blackburne bagged a brace along with goals from Adam Wallace and Dean Pennant in what was a well deserved victory. Unfortunetly for Stuart whenever I can't get to the games to film them he always seems to score!!  Town travel to Redbridge on Bank Holiday Monday who gained a good 0-1 victory at Ware yesterday.

Chatham Town are now the only team on a 100% winning record after their 4-0 home victory over Cheshunt. Ware prop up the early table after losing all three of their games.



Saturday, 27 August 2011

SMOKE IN THE SKY ABOVE TOONSTAR TOWERS

Both Toonstar Tipper and The Cold End drew another blank in a disastatrous weekend's betting leaving us with balances of  minus £20.00 for the season to a £10 stake!!

TT hasn't been a happy bunny this week with Joey Barton joining list of players who have made their way out of St James Park this summer. The smoke lurking in the sky above TT Towers was from TT burning his Newcastle United number 7 Barton shirt. This was not because he doesn't like Barton it was because wearing the shirt would look stupid now....and it's unlikely Warren Barton (currently working as a TV pundit in the USA) will be returning to Newcastle United anytime soon!!

Hopefully TT's weekend bet will win him some money to cheer him up. He goes for both teams to score in the following matches -

Aston Villa v Wolves - evens
Crystal Palace v Blackpool - evens
Derby County v Burnley - 4/5

A £10 stake with skybet pays £72.

I'll go for the following 4-fold bet in hope of a win -

Brighton v Peterborough United - BTTS @ 1/2
In 5 out of 6 Posh games so far this season both teams have scored. Both teams like to attack and play good football so I can see lots of goals in this one...  stand by for a 0-0 then!!!
Middlesbrough to beat Coventry City - @ 4/7
Boro are in form and strong at home. Cov have lost all three of their away games including a 1-3 defeat at League One side Bury in the League Cup.
Stenhousemuir v Cowdenbeath - BTTS @ 8/15
These two played each other on the 30th July at Cowdenbeath which resulted in a 2-2 draw. Expect more goals today.
Colchester United to beat Oldham Athletic - @ 4/5
Colchester were unlucky not to get something at Huddersfield Town last weekend and should win this one...Oldham have won at Scunthorpe and lost at Yeovil on the road so far.

A £10 stake with skybet pays £65.06

PLEASE REMEMBER TO GAMBLE SENSIBLY!!!

Friday, 26 August 2011

RYMAN DIVISION ONE (NORTH) SATURDAY PREVIEW

AFC SUDBURY    V TILBURY 
BRENTWOOD TOWN V HARLOW TOWN 
CHATHAM TOWN   V CHESHUNT 
ENFIELD TOWN   V MALDON & TIPTREE 
GREAT WAKERING V THAMESMEAD TOWN 
HEYBRIDGE SW   V GRAYS ATHLETIC 
LEISTON        V ILFORD 
POTTERS BAR    V WALTHAM ABBEY 
ROMFORD        V SOHAM TOWN RANGERS 
WALTHAM FOREST V NEEDHAM MARKET 
WARE           V REDBRIDGE 

After two league games only three league teams have a 100% record.

Tilbury, after their dramatic 3-4 win against Town on Tuesday night, face a tough trip to AFC Sudbury who scored a last minute penalty kick to beat Ilford 1-0 at home on Tuesday night. The Foxes keeper Rob Budd continued his good from from the Town match on Saturday by pulling off a number of amazing saves to keep his side in the match until the final moments of the match. It doesn't get any easier for the East London side as they go to Leiston tomorrow who beat Cheshunt 2-0 at Victory Road on their home debut in the Ryman League on Tuesday night.

Grays Athletic travel to Heybridge Swifts with Chatham Town entertaining Cheshunt looking to keep up their winning start.

Enfield Town play Maldon and Tiptree at Theobalds Lane with the visitors having the same record as the hosts with one draw and one loss. Maldon lost 0-1 on the opening day at home to Chatham Town who scored in injury time at the end of the game to take the three points with a 1-1 midweek draw at Great Wakering Rovers earnt via an 86th minute equaliser. Rover's keeper Louis Godwin-Green according to reports had a fantastic game making a number of great stops. Maldon including in their squad Ollie Berquez (ex of Canvey Island, Stevenage Borough and Chelmsford City amongst others), Freddie Lapado (young striker who scored the equaliser on Tuesday night is currently on loan from League One side Colchester United), Ross Wall (ex Concord Rangers) and Lee Tonrow who signed from Redbridge in the summer.

CHESHAM UNITED RESERVES WIN AT HERNS WAY

Welwyn Garden City FC entertained Chesham United Reserves on Wednesday night at Herns Way. Chesham Reserves are making their debut in Division One of the Spartan South Midlands League and this was their second away game and in turn first away victory as they lost 0-2 on the opening day of the season at Cockfosters.

Fifty six people saw a good game full of goals with Chesham's second the stand out strike (from 1min 39secs on the video)

Match highlights are below

THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX IN SEVEN GOAL THRILLER!!

Enfield Town 3 Tilbury 4
Match played on Tuesday 23rd August

Even when Walid Matata hit the back of the net from a penalty kick very late on in injury time you somehow knew there was going to be more to this match. From a neutral prospective this was an absolutely brilliant game including loads of talking points and action. The Town player's thought they'd done enough to earn a deserved point but a sting in the tail came even more later on when Docker's captain Gary Henty hit a un-stoppable 35 yard strike that crashed off the crossbar and into the net for the three points to go back to Essex.

Town were in front at half-time through a Liam Hope header from a corner and had had a number of chances to increase their lead but found Tilbury keeper James Marrable in fine form. Take nothing away from the visitors as they also had a number of chances to score in the first half.

Just prior to the break Town's Leon Osei was red carded for a challenge on Tilbury's Kevin Malthouse. The Cold End can categorically state there was no intention on Leon's part to hurt anyone and it was just a freak incident which somebody in the crowd described as a "forward's challenge." Leon was gutted leaving the field and I'm sure the last thing he and everybody present wanted to see was a player leaving the field injured. The Cold End sends best wishes out to Kevin and hopes he is back playing football sooner rather than later.

The second half saw Tilbury equalise through a great volley from left to right across the goal and then take the lead following a cross into the box which was poked home into the net. The ten men of Town worked really hard with Marrable again making some good stops. However, he was unable to keep out Mark Kirby's shot from just inside the box which trickled over the line to make it 2-2.

Tilbury took the lead again to make it 2-3 through a penalty kick which looked to have won the game going into injury time. However, there was more action when the referee ruled Walid Matata had been brought down in the box to give another penalty kick. The Cold End has reviewed both penalty decisions and it's a case of you've seen them given and you've seen them not given. As stated, Matata scored the penalty kick only for Henty to make it amazingly 3-4 right at the end of the game.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING ALL SEVEN GOALS ALONG WITH LOADS OF OTHER ACTION AND TALKING POINTS IS BELOW

Look out for......the sending off (from 2mins 35secs), Tilbury's first goal (from 3mins 52secs), the two penalty decisions (Were they or Weren't they???  7mins 5secs & 8mins 32secs) and Gary Henty's fantastic last gasp winner from 35 yards out (a better strike you will not see all season.... from 9mins 59secs)



Monday, 22 August 2011

DOCKERS NEXT UP FOR ENFIELD TOWN

Tilbury visit Enfield Town tomorrow night in the first of the few games which will be played at Theobalds Lane whilst the outstanding work on the Queen Elizabeth Stadium is completed.
The Dockers had a great start to their season on Saturday when defeating one of the teams expected to be up the top of the league at the business end of the season. Brentwood Town were beaten 2-0 thanks to late goals (85 mins and 88 mins) from captain Gary Henty and Jack West.

Midweek fixtures for the Ryman Division One (North)

TUESDAY

AFC SUDBURY V ILFORD
CHATHAM TOWN V HARLOW TOWN
ENFIELD TOWN V TILBURY                                                  @ Cheshunt FC, Theobalds Lane
GREAT WAKERING ROVERS V MALDON AND TIPTREE
HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS V NEEDHAM MARKET
LEISTON V CHESHUNT
POTTERS BAR TOWN V SOHAM TOWN RANGERS
ROMFORD V REDBRIDGE
WARE V WALTHAM ABBEY

WEDNESDAY

BRENTWOOD TOWN V THAMESMEAD TOWN                    @ The Mill Field, Aveley
WALTHAM FOREST V GRAYS ATHLETIC

The game of the midweek comes at Scraley Road when Needham Market (7-0 winners on opening day) play Heybridge Swifts (0-4 winners). Potters Bar Town get a chance to erase the seven goal loss in Suffolk when they entertain Soham Town Rangers. Brentwood Town play Thamesmead Town at Aveley (I think!! Although I can't confirm at time of writing) on Wednesday night due to problems with the playing surface at The Arena.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

A POINT A PIECE AT CRICKLEFIELD

The 2011/12 season kicks off at Cricklefield


British Summer Time in Ilford....some fans braved the rain, some sheltered under umbrellas and some used the viewing gallery from the bar!!!
The start of the season is usually associated with hot sunny days but it was totally the opposite in the first half today as the rain poured down on a bumpy and patchy Cricklefields pitch. The sun did make an appearance in the second period but it didn't help Town win as they and Ilford shared the points in a 1-1 draw.

Town welcomed debutants Wesley Beckles and Daniel Ailey to their starting line up and took the game to Ilford in the opening stages. I lost count of how many corners the Town won in the first twenty minutes or so as there were so many!!

After Town's sustained pressure The Foxes broke up field and had a great chance to opening the scoring when forcing Rob Blackburne into a fantastic double save that was right out of the top draw!! (see from 1min 43secs on the video)

Daniel Ailey, who showed some impressive touches and held the ball up well, had Town's best chance of the opening exhanges when heading a corner past the far post.

Ilford took the lead after around 30 minutes play when Adam Bolle fired home after a looping cross into the box which Rob Blackburne went to catch but got in a tangle with a jumping Ilford attacker allowing Bolle to poke the ball into the net. Was it a foul or not???  Was there a handball in the Ilford build up play??  It may sound like sour-grapes on the cold end's Enfield Town supporting part... all I can do is remain neutral and recommend you watch the video highlights to make up your own mind?? 

Handball in the build-up to Ilford's goal???
Town made it 1-1 a few minutes later when Ailey headed home a Adam Wallace cross to score his first competative goal for the club. Hopefully this will be one of the many times Daniel will hit the back of the net this season!

The second half saw Town create a number of opportunities but to their frustration the ball just didn't seem to drop right or they found Rob Budd in excellent form. The save he made right at the end of the match was equally as good as Rob Blackburne's in the first half. (see 6mins 30secs on video)

So, Steve Newing and the players will know a 1-1 draw at Ilford, who have been predicted to be one of the relegation candidates, isn't the ideal start to the season. There are alot of positives to take from the performance such as the number of chances Town created that on anther day would of resulted in at least 3 goals being scored.  Fans getting carried away saying it's not good enough should take note that it's not what happens on the first day of the season but where the team finish when it matters that counts.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ARE BELOW -

TOONSTAR TIPPER'S WEEKEND PUNT

BETTING TOTALS FOR 2011/12 SEASON 
                  BETS  WINS   TOTAL 
THE COLD END      1     0      -£10.00
TOONSTAR          1     0      -£10.00

A familiar story in the betting stakes so far this season as The Cold End and Mr Toonstar do battle. The news from TT towers this week is that he is searching for a new pair of trainers but is sticking with his wally waffles at the moment.  Here's hoping his BTTS bet comes in this weekend so he can splash out on a nice posh pair and not the cold end's favourite £10 specials!! 

TT goes for both teams to score in the following games -

Arsenal v Liverpool
Swansea City v Wigan Athletic
Tranmere Rovers v Sheffield United

£10 with skybet pays £63.

The cold end goes for the following -

Northampton Town to beat Cheltenham Town
Sunderland v Newcastle United BTTS
Bromley to beat Maidenhead United

£10 with skybet pays £47.67.

As always please gamble responsibly!!!

THE COLD END RECOMENDS - NON-LEAGUE NATTER

The cold end recommends you take a look at NonLeagueNatter which is written by friend of the cold end and Redbridge FC fan Adam. He has written a preview to the season in which he predicts Needham Market will win the division with Enfield Town finishing 8th and his own side finishing 12th.

We'll see what happens at the end of the season!!!

Friday, 19 August 2011

RYMAN LEAGUE KICKS OFF TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Ryman Division One (North) 2011/12 season kicks off on Saturday with Enfield Town making the trip to East London to face Ilford at Cricklefields. The full fixture list for the Division tomorrow afternoon is as follows -

Cheshunt v Great Wakering Rovers
Grays Athletic v Ware
Harlow Town v Romford
Ilford v Enfield Town
Maldon & Tiptree v Chatham Town
Needham Market v Potters Bar Town
Redbridge v AFC Sudbury
Soham Town Rangers v Waltham Forest
Thamesmead Town v Heybridge Swifts
Tilbury v Brentwood Town
Waltham Abbey v Leiston

The Ilford management of Colin Walton and Bert Hoyte have been busy in the summer assembling a new squad with twelve new players joining the twelve players that were retained from the last campaign in which The Foxes finished second bottom to local rivals Waltham Forest.

Former Olympic high jumper Dalton Grant has been helping out with fitness training during a pre-season that finished with a double header of games against Snaresbrook and Middlesex County League side FC Rumania. The first game finished 1-1 (the Ilford goal coming from Adam Bolle) with the second game ending 5-0 (goals from Richard Simpson, Derek Hawtin, Tom Kemp and Rob Carter(2)) In their last six league home games at the end of last season The Foxes won 3 drew 1 and lost 2 scoring 8 and letting in 11 goals.

COME ON TOWN!!!

HERTFORDSHIRE LOCAL DERBY ENDS ALL SQUARE

Hoddesdon Town visited Wodson Park on Wednesday night for a Spartan South Midlands League Division One game on Wednesday night. A crowd of 86 people saw a really entertaining and competitive fixture which ended in a 1-1 draw. The visitors scored early on through Robbie Carroll with Wodson Park equalising through the lively Tyler Hatherley early in the second half.

Hoddy were the better side in the first half with Jeremy Lynch standing out showing a good skillful touch with some impressive runs forward in the right midfield/wing position. Lynch is the famous freestyle footballer who has appeared on Britain's Got Talent and other television programmes alongside Cristiano Ronaldo to name but one famous name **See link here**. Another famous freestyle footballer in Billy Wingrove started on the bench for the away side coming on in the second half.

Wodson Park came out fighting in the second half and deservedly levelled the game up. Tom Bullock in the Hoddy goal pulled off a number of quality saves in the second period. All in all a great local derby and a draw a fair result for both sides.

Full match highlights are below including both goals!. You'll see Hoddesdon Town miss a great chance to make it 1-2 late on in the game (5 mins 40 secs) and Wodson's chance to win the game which ended in Tom Bullock scrambling across the goal to just get his hand to the ball to make a brilliant save (6 mins 10 secs)

Monday, 15 August 2011

THE COLD END WILL RETURN

Regular readers of The Cold End will have noticed no updates or match highlights have been posted over the last week. With the Ryman League kicking off on Saturday with Enfield Town's trip to Ilford The Cold End will hopefully return with some match highlights and news this week. The excitement of the FA Cup with Budweiser also starts this weekend so there will be lots of football to talk about.

thecoldend

Monday, 8 August 2011

HODDY LATE SHOW BEATS ROYSTON





A Spartan South Midlands League derby took place yesterday between Premier Division Royston Town and Division One Hoddesdon Town in the Hertfordshire FA Charity Shield. Both teams are expected to be up the top end of the their respective league tables at the business end of the season so this was an interesting game for the good crowd of 123 supporters who watched at Garden Walk.

Royston Town played some really good football going forward in the first half and should really have put the game out of reach of Hoddy with numerous chances. They hit the post, bar and made sure Tom Bullock worked hard in the away goal with a number of good efforts on target. They also had a shout for a penalty kick which you'll see on the video. Hoddesdon only had one chance of note in the first period when a free kick from outside of the box was turned onto the post by Royston goalkeeper Jorden Gibson.

With the half time score 1-0 and Royston looking the better side I thought they would score another in the second half to see the game out but it wasn't to be as Hoddy came out and worked hard in defence in a game which became rather bad tempered at times.

Hoddesdon scored late on to make it 1-1 and then incredibly, with the game drifting towards injury time, scored another to shock the home side and go through to the next round of the competition.

From their first half performance the cold end thinks Royston Town will be right up the top of the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division table this season with Hoddesdon's battling hard working display in the second half giving them confidence for the start of the league season next weekend.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ARE BELOW

Saturday, 6 August 2011

TOONSTAR TIPPER RETURNS TO THE COLD END.....

IT'S BATTLE TIME FOR 2011/12 AGAINST THE COLD END

In an exclusive for The Cold End we can confirm that Toonstar Tipper has returned to the fold to give you some football tips that you might like to follow over the season. TT hit a profit in 2009/10 but failed in spectacular style last season which is one of the reasons readers of the cold end haven't heard from him lately. Over the summer TT has turned 40 where as everyone knows life begins and he's also been on a intensive 18 day tipping course (spending the afternoons down Ladbrokes or William Hill if you must know) so hopefully we'll see some profit this season!! Hopefully the following BTTS bet will pay and give us a little bit of money in our pockets tonight at TT's big birthday bash with entertainment at an unnamed venue in the Capital.

TT goes for the following BTTS treble -

Bristol City v Ipswich Town
Brighton & HA v Doncaster Rovers
Reading v Millwall

£10 with skybet.com pays £61.62

To make it a bit interesting the cold end will be also putting a bet up each week to see if I can beat TT at his own game. I am the self-titled worst tipper in the world so we'll see how it goes.

The cold end's double is -

Ipswich Town to win at Bristol City at 15/8 and Northampton Town to win at home against Hereford United at 9/10 making it a 4/1 double with skybet.com paying £50.00 off a £10 stake.

As always please gamble responsibly and Happy Birthday to the Toonstar Tipper!!

LOCAL DERBY ACTION AT HERTINGFORDBURY PARK


The Moon followed The Cold End from Harlow Town on Wednesday night to Hertford on Thursday
It was local derby night on Thursday as Hertford Town took on their near neighbours St Margaretsbury in the Hertfordshire FA Charity Shield. The home side crept through to a Quarter Final home tie against the winners of the Colney Heath v Harpenden Town match which takes place next week. Mark Draper scored the all important goal in the first half which was delayed part of the way through due to the Assistant Referee picking up an injury. A 15 minute wait allowed a replacement to arrive and the game continued. The Cold End sends best wishes out to the Linesman who apparently injured his groin.

St Mags may have had a penalty given in the first half (see video 1 minute 35 seconds) where Pablo Ardiles appeared to handle in the box...Was it ball to hand or hand to ball??  Fortunately for Hertford Town it wasn't given on the night. St Mags pushed for an equaliser but found the Hertford Town keeper Lee Robinson and the home side back four in good form, they all certainly worked very hard on the night to keep their well deserved clean sheet.

The game also contained a contender for sliding tackle of the season already (see video 3 minutes 35 seconds). Proof non-league is where proper football is.

The rest of the Round Two games are due to be played in the forthcoming week as follows -


Hertfordshire FA Charity Shield 2011/12 

Round One 
Wodson Park 2 Welwyn GC 0 

Round Two 
Hertford Town 1 St Margaretsbury 0 
Royston Town        v Hoddesdon Town (due to be played on 6/8/11)
Broxbourne Borough  v Wodson Park (9/8/11)
Oxhey Jets          v Hadley (6/8/11)
Colney Heath        v Harpenden Town (6/8/11)
London Colney       v Hatfield Town (9/8/11)
Sawbridgeworth Town v Kings Langley (9/8/11)
Berkhamsted         v London Lions (6/8/11)

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ARE BELOW

Thursday, 4 August 2011

CITY SHOW THEIR CLASS AGAINST THE HAWKS

The travelling City fans
Harlow Town entertained Chelmsford City at Barrows Farm last night and it was the Blue Square South 8/1 fourth favourites (current odds with skybet.com) who ran out easy winners by a score of 1-4. The Hawks rarely troubled Joe Wooley in the away goal with City looking the better side passing the ball around with much more purpose. Chelmsford City had a good claim for handball in the box (see video from 35secs) which if the game had more riding on it would of been hotly contested. There were a few names that Enfield Town fans will recognise in the Hawks line up such as Max Mitchell, Luke Marshall, James Bunn and sub goalkeeper Ashley Harris. Ex East Thurrock United midfielder Max Cornhill scored a brace for City. Match highlights are below -

TEAM LINE UPS 
HARLOW TOWN           CHELMSFORD CITY
ADAM RAFIS          1 JOE WOOLEY 
LEON LEONIOUS       2 BEN NUNN
RYAN KIRBY          3 AIDEN PALMER 
LUKE MARSHALL       4 ADAM TANN 
LEE GLEDHILL        5 KENNY CLARK 
LEON LALITE         6 DAVE RAINFORD 
DANNY BROWN (C)     7 RICKY MODESTE  
JON DOCKER          8 SAM CORCORON 
RHYS HENRY          9 KEZIE IBE  
MAX MITCHELL        10 MAX CORNHILL
CORMACK HEGGARTY    11 JOE BENJAMIN

SUBS (MANY OF WHOM CAME ON) 
DONNY BARNARD          GREG MORGAN 
MARK TAYLOR            JERMAINE BROWN 
JAMES BUNN             DALLAS MOORE
LEE ROACHE             TYRONE SCARLETT
STEVE FERGUSON         LEON McKENZIE 
JAMES PEAGRAM          WARREN WHITELY
ASHLEY HARRIS (GK)     STUART SEARLE (GK)
  

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

LATEST RYMAN NORTH FRIENDLY RESULTS & FIXTURES

Here is the latest set of results and fixtures for the friendly matches played by teams from the Ryman Division One (North). These season proper kicks off in just over two weeks time on Saturday 20th August. If you are planning on travelling to a game please check with the relevant club for kick off time and venue beforehand.

Friday 29th July 

Concord Rangers 2 Grays Athletic 3 
Yaxley          0 Soham Town Rangers 2 

Saturday 30th July  

Halstead Town    0 AFC Sudbury 3 
Chipstead        4 Chatham Town 0 
Royston Town     2 Cheshunt 5 
Cheshunt XI      1 Hoddesdon Town 6 
Daventry Town    2 Enfield Town 0 
Cockfosters      1 Enfield Town XI 1 
Haringey Borough 4 Grays Athletic 4 
Harlow Town      0 AFC Hornchurch 2 
FC Clacton       0 Heybridge Swifts 0 
Goffs Oak        3 Ilford 1 
Leiston          0 Lowestoft Town 3 
Hitchin Town     2 Needham Market 1 
Potters Bar Town 5 Hadley 1 
Hertford Town    2 Redbridge 4 
Felixstowe & Wal 0 Romford 6
Ramsgate         6 Thamesemad Town 3
Hadleigh United  0  Tilbury 3
Waltham Abbey    3 Eton Manor 1 
Ware             0 Bishops Stortford 1  (Herts Charity Cup) 
Hillingdon Boro  2 Waltham Forest 4 

Monday 1st August 

Aveley 2 Brentwood Town 0 

Tuesday 2nd August 

FC Clacton        v AFC Sudbury 
Chatham Town      v Maidstone United 
Cheshunt          v Cuffley 
Chertsey Town     v Enfield Town 
Ramsgate          v Grays Athletic 
Hullbridge Sports v Great Wakering Rovers 
Stanway Rovers    v Heybridge Swifts 
Burnham Ramblers  v Maldon and Tiptree 
Needham Market    v Wroxham 
Potters Bar Town  v Leverstock Green - Herts Charity Cup 
Sawbridgeworth T  v Redbridge 
Deeping Rangers   v Soham Town Rangers 
Thamesmead Town   v Sittingbourne 
Southend Manor    v Tilbury 
Haverhill Rovers  v Ware 
Waltham Forest    v Bethnal Green United @ Met Police Sports Club, Chigwell. Kick Off 6.45pm 

Wednesday 3rd August 

Eton Manor  v Ilford  
Harlow Town v Chelmsford City - Match now at Barrows Field

Tursday 4th August 

Waltham Abbey   v Bishops Stortford 
Thamesmead Town v Whitstable Town 

Friday 5th August 

Newmarket Town v Soham Town Rangers 

Monday, 1 August 2011

FORMER TOWNER PROMOTED TO PLAYER/COACH AT ETON MANOR

The cold end sends out congratulations to former Town player Danny Alleyne who has been given the role of player/coach at Essex Senior League side Eton Manor. He has been with the club since late 2008 and will be working alongside Manager Kevin Durant. Manor, who last season played at Barking's Mayesbrook Park, will play the 2011/12 season at Waltham Abbey's Capershotts.

ABBOTT THE NEW BOSS OF ERITH & DARTFORD TOWN

Elsewhere, a name which all fan's of Enfield FC in the 1990's will know has been given the manager's job at Kent Invicta League side Erith and Dartford Town FC. Gary Abbott, who left the manager's position at Ryman Division One (South) side Sittingbourne at the end of last season, joins the club for the inaugural season of the Kent Invicta League.

The new league season kicks off on Friday 19th August when Abbott's new side entertain neighbour's Phoenix Sports. Erith and Dartford Town currently ground share at VCD Athletic's Oakwood ground. The game kicks off at 7.45pm with the home side producing a special programme to mark the occasion.