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Re: The Non - League thread

by Four Of Clubs » 25 Jan 2019 20:40

NL Fixtures

Saturday 26th Jan

NAT
Dagenham & Redbridge v Aldershot Town
Wrexham v Maidenhead United
NATN
Brackley Town v Bradford (Park Avenue)
NATS
Billericay Town v Welling United
Chippenham Town v Truro City
Dartford v Concord Rangers
Dulwich Hamlet v Chelmsford City
Eastbourne Borough v East Thurrock United
Gloucester City v Bath City
Hampton & Richmond Borough v St Albans City
Hungerford Town v Hemel Hempstead Town
Torquay United v Oxford City
Weston-super-Mare v Slough Town
Woking
v Wealdstone

ILP
Potters Bar Town v Dorking Wanderers
IL1-SC
Ashford Town (Middx) v Hayes & Yeading United
Bedfont Sports
v Bracknell Town
Chalfont St Peter
v South Park
Egham Town v Ware
Hanwell Town v Marlow
Northwood v Westfield
Uxbridge v Waltham Abbey

SLP-C
AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Banbury United
SLP-S
Basingstoke Town v Harrow Borough
Beaconsfield Town v Hendon
Gosport Borough v Farnborough
Kings Langley v Staines Town
Metropolitan Police v Hartley Wintney
Swindon Supermarine v Frome Town
Walton Casuals v Chesham United
SL1-C
AFC Dunstable v North Leigh
Aylesbury United v Yaxley
Bromsgrove Sporting v Thame United
Didcot Town
v Barton Rovers
Kidlington v Aylesbury
SL1-S
AFC Totton v Fleet Town
Thatcham Town
v Highworth Town
Winchester City
v Cirencester Town

CCLP
AFC Hayes v Abbey Rangers
Camberley Town
v Cobham
CB Hounslow United
v Southall
Guildford City
v Hanworth Villa
Horley Town v Balham
Knaphill v Sutton Common Rovers
Raynes Park Vale v Chertsey Town
Spelthorne Sports
v Badshot Lea
CCL1 Cup R3
Fleet Spurs v Chessington & Hook United
CCL1
Ash United v Tooting Bec
Bagshot v Farnham Town
British Airways v Eversley & California
Cove
v Sheerwater - Cove finally off the bottom with an unlikely win at Farnham on Tue night – even more unlikely was that the game went ahead when all about was frozen/snowed off.

Dorking Wanderers Res v Frimley Green
Godalming Town v Epsom & Ewell
Kensington Borough v FC Deportivo Galicia
Sandhurst Town v Bedfont & Feltham

HELLP
Abingdon United v Longlevens
Ascot United v Flackwell Heath
Binfield
v Lydney Town
Reading City v Tuffley Rovers
Virginia Water v Shrivenham
Wantage Town
v Windsor -another tough away trip but they did well enough at long-time league leader Saints midweek
HELL1E
Abingdon Town v Didcot Town Development
Milton United v Wokingham & Emmbrook
Penn & Tylers Green
v Wallingford Town
Thame Rangers
v Woodley United
HELLENIC Supplementary
Malmesbury Victoria v Holyport
Slough Cup
Chalvey Sports v AFC Crowthorne

WESSP
Andover New Street v Tadley Calleva
Hamworthy United v Alresford Town
WESS1
Alton v Romsey Town
New Milton Town v Andover Town
Ringwood Town v Petersfield Town
Whitchurch United
v Laverstock & Ford

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Re: The Non - League thread

by mx » 27 Jan 2019 11:26

Winchester City 3-2 Cirencester Town

Winch were three up, before conceding 2 goals late on and giving us a scare.

Unbeaten in 2019, and up to 7th. The play offs beckon IF we can maintain this consistency and not drop daft points.
The form tables are looking better, and we are 4th on away performance, but have only won 4 at home, and that is not good enough for promotion.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royal Rother » 27 Jan 2019 14:15

Wantage 2-0 Windsor.

A number of 1st choice players missing but very little to get the pulse racing about yesterday’s performance really. As for Wantage they appear to be very well organised and strong at the back but another one of the title contenders who haven’t impressed me all that much.

None of the Top 5 look a patch on recent Champions in Windsor’s league (Combined Counties or Hellenic).

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Hoop Blah » 28 Jan 2019 11:26

Terminal Boardom The good people of Eastbourne Town are extremely pissed off with Brighton & Hove Albion and the Sussex FA. They were due to meet this week in a Sussex Senior Cup Tie but Brighton called the game off as they could not raise a team (Under 23s of course). Had a non-league side called the game off, they would, no doubt, have been kicked out of the competition. The Susses FA, being made of slightly weaker stuff and completely lacking any sort of backbone, rolled over and said ok.


That's ridiculous, how can they not raise a team when they've got an Academy full of young players.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Old Man Andrews » 28 Jan 2019 11:41

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Terminal Boardom The good people of Eastbourne Town are extremely pissed off with Brighton & Hove Albion and the Sussex FA. They were due to meet this week in a Sussex Senior Cup Tie but Brighton called the game off as they could not raise a team (Under 23s of course). Had a non-league side called the game off, they would, no doubt, have been kicked out of the competition. The Susses FA, being made of slightly weaker stuff and completely lacking any sort of backbone, rolled over and said ok.


That's ridiculous, how can they not raise a team when they've got an Academy full of young players.


Yeah that's bullshit. Sussex FA should have thrown them out immediately.


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Re: The Non - League thread

by Four Of Clubs » 28 Jan 2019 18:55

.... results from last w/e

Saturday 26th Jan

NAT
Dagenham & Redbridge 1-1 Aldershot Town
Wrexham 1-0 Maidenhead United
NATN
Brackley Town 3-0 Bradford (Park Avenue)
NATS
Billericay Town 2-0 Welling United
Chippenham Town 2-1 Truro City
Dartford 1-1 Concord Rangers
Dulwich Hamlet 1-3 Chelmsford City
Eastbourne Borough 0-2 East Thurrock United
Gloucester City 0-0 Bath City
Hampton & Richmond Borough 0-1 St Albans City
Hungerford Town 0-3 Hemel Hempstead Town
Torquay United {SEVEN} 7-2 Oxford City
Weston-super-Mare 2-0 Slough Town
Woking
0-2 Wealdstone
- poor returns for all of our featured sides in this division.

ILP
Potters Bar Town 0-2 Dorking Wanderers
- Previous Leaders Haringey beaten in injury time at Tonbridge - enabling Wanderers to re-take top-spot.
IL1-SC
Ashford Town (Middx) 2-2 Hayes & Yeading United
Bedfont Sports 1-1 Bracknell Town Robins salvage a point on 89’ through Sean Moore
Chalfont St Peter 1-2 South Park
Egham Town 0-3 Ware
Hanwell Town 0-6 {SIX} Marlow ‘Blues’ skip above Bracknell into 2nd but are 6 points behind leaders H&Y
Hertford Town v Tooting & Mitcham United
Northwood 1-3 Westfield
Uxbridge 0-2 Waltham Abbey

SLP-C
AFC Rushden & Diamonds 1-1 Banbury United
SLP-S
Basingstoke Town 2-2 Harrow Borough
Beaconsfield Town 0-0 Hendon
Gosport Borough 0-2 Farnborough
Kings Langley 3-1 Staines Town
Metropolitan Police 5-1 Hartley Wintney
Swindon Supermarine 0-4 Frome Town
Walton Casuals 2-2 Chesham United
SL1-C
AFC Dunstable 3-2 North Leigh
Aylesbury United 2-1 Yaxley
Bromsgrove Sporting 5-0 Thame United
Didcot Town 0-1 Barton Rovers
Kidlington 3-2 Aylesbury
SL1-S
AFC Totton 5-3 Fleet Town
Thatcham Town
2-3 Highworth Town
Winchester City
3-2 Cirencester Town

CCLP
AFC Hayes 0-2 Abbey Rangers
Camberley Tow
n 3-3 Cobham
CB Hounslow United 1-5 Southall
Guildford City
3-0 Hanworth Villa
Horley Town 3-0 Balham
Knaphill 2-5 Sutton Common Rovers
Raynes Park Vale 2-2 Chertsey Town - previous leaders held, which allows SCR to grab top spot – I think for the first time this season - though they have played 2 games more than Chertsey.
Spelthorne Sports 3-0 Badshot Lea
CCL1 Cup R3
Fleet Spurs 0-0 Chessington & Hook United - Spurs win 4-3 on pens
CCL1
Ash United 0-5 Tooting Bec
Bagshot 4-1 Farnham Town
British Airways 4-2 Eversley & California
Cove
3-4 Sheerwater
Dorking Wanderers Res 0-3 Frimley Green
Godalming Town 1-3 Epsom & Ewell
Kensington Borough 0-3 FC Deportivo Galicia
Sandhurst Town 2-1 Bedfont & Feltham

HELLP
Abingdon United 0-3 Longlevens
Ascot United 1-3 Flackwell Heath - a minor upset for 'Yellamen' - though 'Heathens' have been picking up in form recently. but are a bit far back to make an impact on the top five, I think.
Binfield 1-1 Lydney Town
Reading City 0-2 Tuffley Rovers
Virginia Water 0-1 Shrivenham
Wantage Town
2-0 Windsor - 'Freds' now up to 2nd - host leaders Brimscomb on Tue evening - unless the weather intervenes which seems possible?
HELL1E
Abingdon Town 0-1 Didcot Town Development
Milton United 0-1 Wokingham & Emmbrook
Penn & Tylers Green
5-2 Wallingford Town
Thame Rangers
1-1 Woodley United
HELLENIC Supplementary
Malmesbury Victoria 4-0 Holyport
Slough Cup
Chalvey Sports 4-0 AFC Crowthorne

WESSP
Andover New Street 1-0 Tadley Calleva
Hamworthy United 2-0 Alresford Town
WESS1
Alton 2-6 {SIX} Romsey Town
New Milton Town 2-5 Andover Town - stunning win for the bottom side – move to within a point of Totton & Eling
Ringwood Town 2-1 Petersfield Town
Whitchurch United
2-0 Laverstock & Ford

- we made the lengthy trundle down beyond Brighton, to an SCFL-Premier game (ex-Sussex league)
Peacehaven & Telscombe 1-2 Langney Wanderers.
- not a bad ground - had to be 'upgraded to meet STEP04 when they managed promotion and a very brief stay a few years back.
- Visitors were one of the Eastbourne-based sides - now groundsharing at Borough.
- will need to come back this way to 'tick' two more sides locally, should we wish to complete this league: - Saltdean Utd and Rottingdean grounds are both very close by.
Will wait for better weather and on a Saturday when the 'biggest club in the S of England' are away - traffic round the Amex was a bit solid - and they were only hosting the Baggies in the Cup on Sat.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Old Man Andrews » 30 Jan 2019 08:21

Bracknell beat Infantry FC 9-0 last night in a friendly. Not sure what the point of the game was or why they played such weak opposition but there we go.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Four Of Clubs » 02 Feb 2019 12:51

NON League preview for

Saturday 2nd Feb

Left it late – sorry – but is easier to post matches still ‘ON’ – I’ve done a rapid ‘twitter-trail’ and checked/updated as best I can. A lot of the survivors are ‘3G’ but even some of those have fallen foul of excessive snow e.g. Bracknell called off their league game vs Uxbridge only about an hour ago after an Inspection!

FA Trophy
Carshalton Athletic v Barnet
Chesterfield v Brackley Town
Harrogate Town v Stockport County
Leyton Orient v Blyth Spartans
- Other four ties re-scheduled to Tuesday 5th
- Hemel Hempstead v Solihull Moors
- Ramsbottom United v AFC Fylde
- Spennymoor Town v AFC Telford United
- Salford City v Maidstone United

FA Vase Round 5 (2 ties postponed to next Sat 9th including Chertsey’s trip to Irlam (nr Salford)
2 Cray Valley (P.M.) v Abbey Rangers
3 Histon v Northwich Victoria
4 Sholing v Sporting Khalsa
7 Willand Rovers v Deeping Rangers
8 Canterbury City v Leicester Nirvana
{Sunday 15:00} Biggleswade FC v Windsor
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https://twitter.com/windsorfc/status/1091244074261233664

NATS
Chelmsford City v Hungerford Town
Concord Rangers v Dulwich Hamlet
Truro City v Eastbourne Borough

ILP
Dorking Wanderers v Folkestone Invicta
IL1-SC
Hayes & Yeading United v Hertford Town
Tooting & Mitcham United v Egham Town

SLP-S
Weymouth v Basingstoke Town
SL1-C
Bedford Town v Didcot Town
Sutton Coldfield Town v Aylesbury United

CCLP
Balham v Badshot Lea
Cobham
v Redhill
Sutton Common Rovers v Spelthorne Sports
Walton & Hersham v Horley Town
CCL1
FC Deportivo Galicia v Godalming Town

HELLENIC League all matches Postponed

WESS1
Fawley v Whitchurch Utd

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Tony Le Mesmer » 03 Feb 2019 09:47

FA Vase 5th Round: Sholing 3-1 Sporting Khalsa

My 8th Vase game of the season, taking in a game in every round so far. Been to some excellent games in this seasons competition, but I made a bad choice in heading to Sholing.

Started off by heading the usual route to the coast via Basingstoke. Mistake. I hadnt looked at the net since the previous afternoon and the weather issues there completely passed me by. The A33 was in an appalling state from about Wellington onwards. Only just about made it through!

On arrival at the ground they were asking you to park in a thawing field. Er, no thanks! Parked half a mile away, arrived back at ground at 2pm. No programmes. Then they had the cheek to charge 50p for a team sheet hastily printed on some damp paper. Lots of disgruntled punters. Hopeless queues for a cup of tea. It just felt like the club made no effort to host the occasion.

Very basic ground that's unloved and really lacks any kind of facilities.

The game then proved pretty low key, it felt like most of the subdued 433 crowd were neutrels. Sholing seemed all about set pieces, which they clearly work on, and long balls over the top. A formula that clealry works for them. 2 points dropped in the league all season.

MOTM went to ex Reading Peter Castle. He is the youngest player ever to play for Reading at 16 years & 49 days when he came on as a sub at Watford 16 years ago.


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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royal Rother » 03 Feb 2019 12:42

Biggleswade v Windsor - Game ON after passing pitch inspection.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royal Rother » 03 Feb 2019 18:39

Royal Rother Biggleswade v Windsor - Game ON after passing pitch inspection.


0-0 HT.

New holes ripped 2nd half - FT 6-1 with Windsor’s goal a late consolation penalty.

Biggleswade looked a very good team. Excellent central defensive partnership that rarely gave us a sniff and anticipated / cleared everything, and a real game plan going forward which created so much space time after time. They also scored some cracking goals.

Disappointing but you have to admire a good young team which looks like it can go places.

Tidy ground, lots of parking.

Crowd 557.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Four Of Clubs » 03 Feb 2019 23:37

Results NL

Saturday 2nd Feb

FA Trophy 3rd Round
Carshalton Athletic 3-3 Barnet – att 938 replay tba
Chesterfield 0-2 Brackley Townatt 2054 - holders progress
Harrogate Town 2-4 Stockport County -att 1142
Leyton Orient 1-0 Blyth Spartans –att 1842

FA Vase 5th Round
2 Cray Valley (P.M.) 3-1 Abbey Rangers att 217
3 Histon 1-3 Northwich Victoria (aet FT 1-1) att 643
4 Sholing 3-1 Sporting Khalsa att 441
6 {Sun 3rd} Biggleswade FC {SIX} 6-1 Windsor
- got up to this - heeded advice from 'home' clubs' twitter re road closures close to the ground on the 'normal' way in off the A1 via the town. Came off an exit early and wound steadily up the B659 through Langford. Arr about 1/2 hr before KO - parking was well-stewarded.
Bar decent size but not that well-stocked. Food van did well.
Chatted to 'Big H' in the bar beforehand - game was even first half - indeed Windsor closed the period on top and threatening.
Hosts came out 2nd half transformed - whether by a formation change or different angles of attack they opened up Windsor who gradually unravelled.
- Three goals in the last 10' over-glossed the performance somewhat but it's easy to see why this side is roaring along near the top of the South Mids Premier; they welcome current leaders Hadley to Langford Rd next Saturday.
Q-F Draw on Monday - would be interesting to see these paired vs Chertsey (CCL) or Sholing (WESSEX) , who are both at or nr the head of their respective leagues - as indeed are Willand (Western) .


7 Willand Rovers 3-2 Deeping Rangers att 776
8 Canterbury City 2-1 Leicester Nirvana att 334

NATS
Chelmsford City 4-1 Hungerford TownCrusaders have slumped to 2nd bottom now and are 5 points behind Dulwich Hamlet
Concord Rangers 0-0 Dulwich Hamlet
Truro City 2-0 Eastbourne Borough

ILP
Dorking Wanderers {SIX} 6-0 Folkestone Invicta – Wanderers go three points clear at the top.
– previous leaders Haringey Boro drew 4-4 at home to Burgess Hill – who were in the bottom three. In a game of four pens – 3 awarded to the home side, including 2 in the last few minutes - HB were 2 up at HT, then 2-4 down around the hour mark following a 15’ blitz by the visitors.


IL1-SC
Hayes & Yeading United {EIGHT} 8-1 Hertford Town – H&Y now 12 points clear of 2nd placed Marlow Bracknell are a point further back. The leaders have a staggering +73 GD and have scored 95 league goals, with a 100% home record.
- In a full program midweek HandY go to Northwood; – 'Robins' are at bottom club Egham and Marlow are just inside the Orbital at Uxbridge.


Tooting & Mitcham United 3-0 Egham Town

SLP-S
Weymouth 1-2 Basingstoke Townmajor shock here with relegation threatened Dragons pulling off an unexpected win at 2nd placed Terras. Visitors were 2 up with Weymuff’s goal an injury time consolation pen. ‘stoke leap up four places to 16th – host 3rd placed Salisbury on Tuesday 5th

SL1-C
Bedford Town 3-2 Didcot Town
Sutton Coldfield Town 2-3 Aylesbury United

CCLP
Balham P-P Badshot Lea
Cobham 3-2 Redhill
Sutton Common Rovers 1-4 Spelthorne Sports another shock here as relatively new leaders SCR, were humbled on their own turf (well plastic) by mid-table Spelly. The hosts had not lost a league game since early Sept and were on a sequence of 15 wins and three draws in 18.
Walton & Hersham 0-2 Horley Town
CCL1
FC Deportivo Galicia 2-3 Godalming Town

WESS1
Fawley 2-3 Whitchurch Utdgood result for the 'JamBoys' – now two wins on the bounce having lost their previous half-dozen shipping close to four goals a game.


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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royal Rother » 06 Feb 2019 07:16

Floodlit Cup Action for Windsor last night, coming hot on the heels of the stuffing at Biggleswade.

Lydney 1-3 Windsor

2 more for Dan Roberts and one for Barry Hayles.

That is a very good turnaround in fortunes, and the few who made the 200+ mile round trip were nicely appreciated by the players and management who had a whip round to buy everyone a burger and a pint - this was announced prior to making the trip.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Old Man Andrews » 06 Feb 2019 08:14

Royal Rother Floodlit Cup Action for Windsor last night, coming hot on the heels of the stuffing at Biggleswade.

Lydney 1-3 Windsor

2 more for Dan Roberts and one for Barry Hayles.

That is a very good turnaround in fortunes, and the few who made the 200+ mile round trip were nicely appreciated by the players and management who had a whip round to buy everyone a burger and a pint - this was announced prior to making the trip.


I know it is an topic that has been brought up probably numerous times before but why should amateur players have to fund that sort of trip for themselves? Leave work early to get there and stuff. It is a scandal.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royal Rother » 06 Feb 2019 12:41

In this case (and with the other trips of 80+ miles - there’s a lot of them in the Hellenic) the club put on a coach but the point is still valid as they will have missed at least part of a day’s work yesterday.

A 5% levy on all PL players’ salaries for a grass roots fund to support NL clubs would change the face of the game. But the PL and its millionaires would scream and scream and scream until they are sick (thick for those that remember Violet Elizabeth) so it’s idealistic fantasy of course.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royal Rother » 06 Feb 2019 21:22



Call it realism, cynicism or just plain old jealousy if you like but I can’t help thinking that these plans are just too big too quick.

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Re: The Non - League thread

by bcubed » 06 Feb 2019 23:45

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Call it realism, cynicism or just plain old jealousy if you like but I can’t help thinking that these plans are just too big too quick.


What's their current capacity?

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Re: The Non - League thread

by Royal Rother » 07 Feb 2019 07:27

2500 but seeing as it is all flat terracing with no gradient I suspect only half that number would actually see a ball kicked.

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