Sunday, 13 October 2019

HATFIELD TOWN CLOSE TO RESCUING A POINT AGAINST HODDESDON TOWN RESERVES

SEATS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BIRCHWOOD LEISURE CENTRE BUT YOU'LL HAVE TO BE EARLY. 



A goal in either half for Hoddesdon Town Reserves was enough for them to pick up an important three points at Hatfield Town yesterday afternoon. The win puts them up to second place in the league table below Sandridge Rovers who won 4-0 at home to Ware Sports. New River Athletic who were top on Saturday morning lost 0-1 at home to Cockfosters Reserves. 

On a wet and horrible day weather wise the home side played well in spells and could of (and I think very unlucky not to) rescued a point with a late goal and then a free kick from outside the box which rebounded of the angle of post and bar. 

Club Chairman and Manager Johnny Shearer (who took over the running of the club in the summer) was missing today but he had a very good reason - He became a father at 4.45am on Saturday morning. Congratulations to him and his family on the new arrival. 

The Blue Boys travel to Bush Hill Rangers next weekend before hosting Division One cub Buntingford Town in the Aubery Cup on Saturday 26th October. 




Below are details of how you can get involved in sponsorship of the club - If you are a local business please get in contact and help The Blue Boys out. 





A GREAT DAY FOR REAL HAYNES AS 196 PEOPLE WATCH THEM WIN 7-0 AGAINST BLUNHAM

A crowd of 196 people attended the special Bedfordshire County League ground-hop game yesterday morning as Real Haynes welcomed Blunham to the Haynes Village Playing Field for a Division Three supported by Hy-Pro fixture. Despite the wet weather people were good in spirits prior to the 10.30am kick off visitng the bar which was serving beer and breakfast along with the badge and programme stall doing good business.

Real Haynes were formed in 2018 by Gary Sales as part of his recovery from Bladder Cancer and their first team finished in fifth placed of Division Three last season with their reserves finishing in 15th place of the same division - They lost all 28 league games last season letting in 179 goals - this season it's been a better one for them with a first win a few weeks back 4-2 against Kempston Rovers and a second victory coming yesterday afternoon 4-1 against Bedford Albion 'A'. 

The village of Haynes has a rich footballing history with Haynes Village and Haynes Athletic with the former winning the league title in 1970 with just 13 players all of whom were from the village. 

The home side were much the better side against yesterday and won comfortably 7-0 with Aaron Lumsden scoring a hat-trick as well as missing a penalty which was well saved by Blunham keeper Dom Higgins. Blunham didn't give up and played their part in an entertaining game - they'll win a league game sooner rather than later I think. 

Most importantly lots of money was also raised for the Fight Bladder Cancer charity. 

Below are Real's first goal and the penalty miss/save along with some match pictures. 








A PROUD DAY FOR GARY SALES (WHO LOOKS ON IN THE CAP) AND ALL ASSOCIATED WITH REAL HAYNES FOOTBALL CLUB. 
















The loss leaves Blunham on played five and lost five in league games which has included a 14-0 defeat at Stopsley United on Saturday 21st September but they did follow this up with a 17-2 victory in the Beds FA Junior Cup against Division Four side Revivalists on Saturday 28th September which has to go down as two of the most random results ever in football! 

They host MD&H Clapham Sports next Saturday before welcoming another Division Four side in White Eagles in the next round of the Beds Junior Cup. 

Real Haynes host Luton Allstars next weekend before a trip to Caddington in the Beds Junior Cup. 

The best of luck to both sides for the rest of the season!

OTHER REAL HAYNES GAMES

Friday, 11 October 2019

MIDDLESEX FA SENIOR CUP 2019/20 FIRST ROUND DETAILS

Tuesday 15th October
First Round
Bedfont Sports v Ashford Town 
Enfield Town v Northwood 
Hanworth Villa v Staines Town
Harefield United v Hanwell Town 
North Greenford United v Enfield 
Southall v Uxbridge 
Spelthorne Sports Club v CB Hounslow United 
Wingate & Finchley v Edgware Town

Tuesday 22nd October
First Round
Broadfields United v Wembley 

BYES
Barnet 
Brentford 'B' 
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Harrow Borough
Hayes & Yeading United
Hendon 
Wealdstone 






NORTH GREENFORD UNITED & LEIGHTON TOWN STILL WITHOUT A WIN IN THE SSMFL PREMIER


It's been a tough season for North Greenford United so far as they are bottom of the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division with just one point gained in their nine league games played. The point came in a 1-1 draw at home to Arlesey Town. They did have a decent 2-1 FA Cup replay victory over Tuffley Rovers after a 1-1 draw away from home and a league challenge trophy victory at Wodson Park but so far there have been no league wins. 

They were knocked out of the FA Vase by Oxhey Jets so tomorrow take a trip to Harpenden Town who are currently eighth in the table. 

Leighton Town have played one less game but also have only one draw to their name which ironically also came against Arlesey Town in only their second game of the season. They also had a decent FA Cup run with wins over Thornbury Town and Thame United before a defeat to Lowestoft Town. They have won in the league challenge trophy at Broadfields United and the premier division cup against Oxhey Jets as well as Vase victories against Bugbrooke St Michaels and Long Crendon. They are in Vase action tomorrow before a midweek home game against Leverstock Green and then the big bottom of the table clash next weekend when North Greenford United welcome them to Berkeley Fields. 

NGU host Enfield FC on Tuesday evening in the Middlesex Senior Cup. 

VANARAMA SOUTH DIVISION - THE CURRENT SEASON SO FAR

 POS TEAM  GD  PTS  FORM 
1. WEALDSTONE 12  +14  30  WWWWWL
2.  HEMEL HEMPSTEAD TOWN 12  +7  25  WDLWWW
3. HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE  12  +15  23 DWWDLW
4.  WEYMOUTH   12 +11 22 LDDWWW
5.  BRAINTREE TOWN   12  +6  22  WWDWWW

There is a massive game in the Vanarama South tomorrow at Hemel Hempstead Town visit Havant & Waterlooville in a 3rd v 2nd clash. The Tudors have signe Adam Cunnington from Dartford this week. The 32 year old striker had only joined the Kent club from Billericay Town in August. 

The Hawks had an amazing 1-4 victory at Wealdstone last time out which ended The Stones nine game winning run. The Middlesex side travel to Chelmsford City (12th place) tomorrow who had an impressive 0-4 win at Eastbourne Borough in their last game. 

Slough Town (6th) and Braintree Town (5th) are the form sides of the division over the last six games winning five and drawing one game.

At the bottom of the table both Hungerford Town and Tonbridge Angels only have two wins in their 12 games played. Hungerford's wins have come at home against Slough Town and away at Dulwich Hamlet. The Angels wins have both come at home to Dartford and Concord Rangers. 

In the race for the golden boot Havant's Jonah Ayunga leads the way on 9 goals closely followed by Ross Lafayette on 8 goals. Guiseppe Iaciofano (St Albans City), Jason Prior (Dorking Wanderers) and Jake Robinson (Billericay Town) are all on 7 goals. 

Saturday 12th October Fixtures 
Bath City v Maidstone United 
Chelmsford City v Wealdstone 
Concord Rangers v Chippenham Town 
Dorking Wanderers v Hungerford Town
Dulwich Hamlet v Weymouth 
Havant & Waterlooville v Hemel Hempstead Town 
Oxford City v Dartford 
Slough Town v Billericay Town
St Albans City v Eastbourne Borough 
Tonbridge Angels v Braintree Town 
Welling United v Hampton & Richmond Borough

EDMONTON AND DISTRICT SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE SUNDAY FIXTURES

Church Street Recreation Ground - 11am
Pitch 1 - Apollo v Port Louis 
Pitch 2 - Earlsmead v Sparta Futbol
Pitch 3 - Rio v Haringey Athletic 
Pitch 4 - FC Istanbul v Kingfisher 

Henry Barrass Stadium - 11am 
Travellers United v Ganadores 

Henry Barrass Surround - 11am 
Pitch 1 - Village United v Finchley Hibernian 
Pitch 3 - Redmond Rovers v WA 


EARLSMEAD FC are one of the oldest Sunday clubs in the country having been formed in 1946 - They are in action this weekend against Sparta Futbol at Church Street Recreation Ground. 

SOME FACTS AND STATS ON THE VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE SEASON

BARROW (currently 4th) and TORQUAY UNITED (6th) are top scorers in the division so far on 29 goals scored in 16 league games played. 

FC HALIFAX TOWN may be proving the old adage that 'strikers win games but defenders win leagues' as they are currently top of the table with the best defensive record so far. They have conceded just 14 goals so far in their 16 games. Everyone associated with The Shaymen will of course say there are lot of twists and turns to come yet.  

EBBSFLEET UNITED (24th) and AFC FYLDE (21st) have conceded the most goals on 32 goals in 16 league games. The Coasters only let in 41 league goals in total last season on their way to the play-off final which they lost to Salford City and were 13/2 favourites for the title with some bookmakers in July so it's been a disappointing start so far in 2019/20 for them. 

BARROW have won their last seven league games in a row - a run which has pushed them up to fourth in the table. The Bluebirds finished in 7th place in the 2016/17 season which is their highest placing in the pyramid since relegation from the football league in 1972 - Could this be the year the Cumbrian side return? DOVER ATHLETIC (11th) make the long trip up North tomorrow - they have won two games in their last eight. 

WOKING, promoted from the Vanarama South last season, started the season with seven wins in their first eight league games but have since gone on a run on no wins in eight games drawing five and losing three. 

WREXHAM (20th), EBBSFLEET UNITED (24th) and HARTLEPOOL UNITED (16th) have all had management changes this season. Wrexham's Bryan Hughes left the club at the end of September with former boss Dean Keates returning to the club he left in 2018 - He was in charge of football league side Walsall from March 2018 to April 2019. Craig Hignett and Garry Hill have both left their posts this week. Hignett had only been in charge of Hartlepool since 23rd January 2019 in his second spell with the club. Hill had been with The Fleet since 8th November 2018. 

The 9,090 crowd which saw Notts County v AFC Fylde on Saturday 28th September is the biggest attendance so far. The 407 crowd for the Boreham Wood v Sutton United game on Saturday 17th August is the lowest attendance so far. 

Scott Quigley (Barrow), Jamie Reid (Torquay United) and Kabongo Tshimanga (Boreham Wood) are all level at the top of the table in the race for the golden boot. They have all scored 9 goals each. 

Quigley, aged 27, started his career with The New Saints before moving to Blackpool in 2017. His chances at Bloomfield Road were limited with loan spells at Wrexham, Port Vale and FC Halifax Town before he joined Barrow this May on a three year deal. 

Reid, 25, was born in Torquay but started his career with Exeter City with loan spells at Dorchester Town and Truro City along with three stays with The Gulls before making the move permanent in 2017. 

Tshimanga, 22, came through the ranks at MK Dons before being released in 2017 after spending time on loan with a host of non-league clubs. He joined Boston United before a stay at Oxford City in the Vanarama South in 2018/19 saw him score 29 goals in all competitions including a FA Cup hat-trick against Tranmere Rovers. He joined Boreham Wood in July. Could he be the next Morgan Ferrier who moved from Wood to Walsall in 2018 or Bruno Andrade who moved to Lincoln City in 2018. 

Saturday 12th October FixturesAFC Fylde v Sutton United 
Aldershot Town v Hartlepool United 
Barnet v Woking 
Barrow v Dover Athletic 
Eastleigh v Chorley 
Ebbsfleet United v Maidenhead United 
FC Halifax Town v Boreham Wood 
Notts County v Torquay United 
Solihull Moors v Bromley 
Stockport County v Dagenham & Redbridge 
Yeovil Town v Harrogate Town