Monday 4 September 2023


Cotlandswick saw a clash of two clubs who were relegated from Step 5 at the end of last season on Saturday. London Colney had a season to forget finishing bottom of the Spartan South Mildands League Premier Division with only four league wins registered against Cockfosters, Potton United, Tring Athletic and Arlesey Town. 

They now find themselves in The Combined Counties League Division One and went into the game against Windsor with no wins, two draws and five defeats in their seven league games played. They had also been well beaten at Wellingborough Town in the Isuzu FA Vase.

For The Royalists it has been a very eventful summer off the pitch. The club who were formed in 2011 after the demise of Windsor & Eton and were playing at Stag Meadow have moved to ground share with Beaconsfield Town Holloways Park home. 

A new Windsor & Eton club were formed and now play at Stag Meadow at Step Seven in the Thames Valley League Premier Division. They broke the league's attendance record in their first home game of the season when 1,022 fans saw their opening home fixture against Burghfield. 

For Windsor FC, under the new management of Diogo Nobre , their league form has been up and down with three wins and five defeats prior to kick off on Saturday. Nobre was part of the Beaconsfield Town coaching staff last season and has experience in Portugal for 'Casa Pia Atletico Clube Portugal' and 'Peimari United' in Finland. He has also coached at 'Level 7 Academy' in the Herts Senior County League Division One last season. 

This game wasn't a classic and won by one goal which was scored in the first half by Tanel Zigni Ayvaz and sealed London Colney's first win of the season. It's the first time this season Windsor haven't scored a goal in one of their games and it was also The Blueboy's first clean sheet of the season. 

The home side won't worry that the game was reasonably forgettable but focus on the positives in getting a clean sheet and the three points in the bag. 

Windsor's next game is a tough one as they travel to Molesey who have made a great start to their season losing two and winning six of their games. 

London Colney only have two games left to play in September - They host Brook House on Saturday 16th September and then travel to Hampshire on Saturday 30th September to play Yateley United who were Thames Valley Premier Division champions last season.



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