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NBLD1; Ricky looking to be anchor man in title run in

Saturday 24th March 2018

Buckingham United v Steeple Claydon

North Bucks League Division One

Lace Hill Sports Centre

K.O. 2.00

Buckingham United currently sit top of the North Bucks League Division One table and host Steeple Claydon on Saturday, whilst embroiled in a tight battle at the top which see’s four clubs separated by just two points. United have played just once in the league since 16th December last year but have progressed through to the Division One cup final where they wait to play either Stewkley Reserves, Bletchley Park or Willen.

Buckingham have won ten of their last eleven games and yet are being heavily put under pressure by Bletchley Park who are in second place in the table, two points behind but with two games in hand. United face Bletchley in two weeks-time at home and will be looking to gain some momentum going into that fixture, however their last league defeat was back in September and against this week’s opponents Steeple, who themselves will feel they are still in the title chase if they can pick up the three points at Lace Hill.

Ahead of the game, Sports Shots caught up with United leading goal scorer Ricky McAdam and asked if the long breaks between games affect the squad:

I don’t think it affects us too much, we have a good side and we are all good friends, maybe our fitness may drop a little but that’s about it

On a positive the club are through to the cup final, are the squad looking forward to that:

Yes, we are most definitely, for some of the squad it’s their third cup final in a row, we are all buzzing to get through & look forward to whoever we face

Ricky McAdam

With Claydon on Saturday, we asked Ricky what he remembered about the defeat to them earlier in the season:

It wasn’t a good day for us, we had our chances and had we taken them then it would have been a totally different result, but that’s football and we came back from it & as a result we’ve been on this incredible run ever since

And how does Ricky see the season unfolding from here for the team, and himself as leading scorer?

Its going to be a tight one, all we can do is win every game and put the pressure on the other teams in and around us. Of course it’s great being the goal scorer in the team but as I said before, it’s about winning from here, it doesn’t matter who scores as long as we win

Finally, in two weeks’ time Buckingham face Bletchley, 1st v 2nd as it stands right now, is it a game the squad are looking forward to?

It will be the game of the season, and we have all been looking forward to the clash. We have to play them twice yet so it’s a chance to take points off them. We have a lot to look forward to and our season is far from over

Sports Shots would like to thank Ricky for his time this week.

SSMFLP; Reynolds requires rapid Reds reaction

Saturday 24th March 2018

Cockfosters v Leighton Town

Spartan South Midlands Premier Division

Chalk Lane

K.O. 3.00pm

Leighton Town travel down to Cockfosters on Saturday looking to bounce back from the midweek defeat at Hadley, their first in thirteen league matches. After Wednesday night’s result, twinned with Welwyn beating Berkhamsted, Leighton now sit fourth in the league table, a point off third with a game in hand, but now thirteen and fourteen points respectively off second place Berkhamsted & top placed Welwyn. Four games in hand on Berko means they have to win them all, but with nine games inside the next twenty-one days, and this being the forty-sixth of a long season already, can Town keep their season alive?

Awaiting Leighton at Cockfosters is a side that before last week-end had lost six on the bounce and all without scoring a goal, but last Saturday they rediscovered the goal net and beat Leverstock Green by the odd goal in a seven-goal thriller. Can the boys from Bedfordshire get back on track?

Ahead of the match Sports Shots spoke to manager Scott Reynolds, and asked how the midweek game at Hadley went, and look ahead to Saturday’s game at Cockfosters:

It was a very tough night on Wednesday, I can accept losing games of football, that’s all part of the game, but what I cannot and will not accept is losing through an apparent lack of effort & application. That really concerns me, and we will be looking to address this on Saturday.

Cockfosters are another young side from North London, a good footballing side. We beat them 2-1 at home on a Tuesday night, in one of our eleven league wins on the bounce prior to our FA Vase quarter-final, so I am confident that if we apply ourselves and get back to working hard & doing the basics then we can come out of the game with the right result

Scott Reynolds

Sports Shots would like to thank Scott for his time this week.

SSMFLD2; Lewis detects Moore confidence

Saturday 24th March 2018

Mursley United v Pitstone & Ivinghoe

Spartan South Midlands Division Two

The Playing Field

K.O. 3.00pm

Mursley United FC

Mursley United entertain Pitstone & Ivinghoe on Saturday looking to cement their second place in the Spartan South Midlands League Division Two table with what would be their fifth successive victory on the bounce. United go into the game in good form having won eleven of their last nineteen league games and have not failed to score since August. However just two clean sheets in their last fourteen, mixed with Pitstone having scored sixteen goals in their last three games, means this could be a goal fest!

Anthony Lands Mursley side currently occupy that second spot in the table, however have played more games than anyone around them, and face a nervous wait for teams to play games in hand to see where they finish the season. AFC Southgate in third trail United by three points yet have five games in hand, fourth placed Totternhoe sit four points off but with seven games in hand, sixth placed Aston Clinton trail by nine points but have nine games in hand, and ninth place Old Bradwell trail United by fourteen points yet have six games in hand, meaning this division will not be any clearer until a very hectic April schedule draws to a close.

Ahead of the game, Sports Shots caught up with defender Adam Moore and front man Lewis Delahaye, and asked Adam how their 2-3 win at Pitstone was earlier in the season?

The game back in November started off pretty difficult for us, as we were trying out a new system that we weren’t used to, but once we changed back to our usual shape I felt we were a lot more comfortable and controlled the majority of the game

We then asked Lewis how last week-ends win at Old Bradwell went:

Very cold for a start! But from our point of view it was a very solid performance against a strong Old Bradwell side, the conditions weren’t great, but we knew we had to do the ugly part better and in doing so our quality going forward would show

Lewis Delahaye

Lewis looked back at the last four straight wins and puts it down to one thing:

I’d say the depth in strength of our squad we’ve had within these games, it seems now we finally have a set squad and set style of play that suits our players, and long may it continue

Adam also suggested that confidence flows throughout the club:

The confidence around the team has stemmed all the way from the top, from our chairman through to our supporters, then through to the players as everyone now believes we can compete against anyone and get results

With eleven wins from the last nineteen league games, what does Adam put this run down to?

We are playing like a unit and are battling well against teams, we are playing football the right way and actually taking our chances when they come along

We asked Lewis if having eight players in the squad that have played over twenty games each for the club this season has helped?

I’d say so yes, where we have had plenty of absentees throughout the season, the core of the team has been very consistent leaving us in a good position week in week out to push on for the points

With thirteen goals in twenty-one games, can Lewis pip current leading scorer Adam Bone to the golden boot award?

Ha, well Boney and his sweet left foot are drowning in goals this season, I’d do well to take it off him, but I do relish that challenge

Adam Moore

How does Adam feel his season has gone?

I feel it’s gone pretty well, I feel the manager has confidence in me as he has played me in multiple positions throughout the season and no doubt will continue to do so until the end of the campaign, which I’m more than happy with

Rounding up, we asked Adam if tightening up the Mursley defence is something they are working on:

I believe that we concede the goals we do solely through our own mistakes, and not through being broken down by the opposing team. This is something we have tried to sort out and will continue to do so but as long as we are winning games I believe everyone is happy

And Lewis looks forward to the run in:

We definitely would like to have more points on the board than games in hand, we’ve been quite annoyed with some of the points we’ve dropped this term. But we now face a tough run of games against teams in and around us so we’ re hoping to claim as many six-pointers as we can, and to build some momentum to take into next season

Sports Shots would like to thank both Adam & Lewis for their time this week.

SLD1E; The Ducks are flying again!

Saturday 24th March 2018

Cambridge City v Aylesbury United

Southern League Division One East

Westwood Road

K.O. 3.00pm

Aylesbury United travel to Cambridge City on Saturday looking to continue their impressive recent run of form which has seen The Ducks amass twenty-eight points out of a possible forty-two. Nine wins from fourteen has seen the club catapult from the relegation zone to now sit comfortably in fourteenth position and an incredible twenty points clear of second bottom Barton Rovers.

However, a stern test awaits as City are fighting for a play-off place, currently sitting one place outside but just three points away and have won five of their last seven league matches. They hammered United by six goals to one back at the beginning of December, the game that signalled the end of Glyn Creasers reign as manager; Ben Williams took over and the club haven’t looked back since.

This week the club announced they have agreed another season groundshare at Chesham United, so things are looking up for Aylesbury United, and this week Sports Shots caught up with the boss Ben Williams, and asked how the game was on Wednesday at home to Northwood:

The first half against Northwood was very poor, probably the worst from us since I took over. Saying that I was very impressed with a young & well organised Northwood team, but we managed to adjust and up our work rate after the break, and it was great to see Aaron Berry score his first goals for the club since joining, especially as he’s had a very stop start beginning here through injury

After defeat at Dunstable two-weeks ago, United have bounced back with two good wins:

We bounced back from a very poor second half at Dunstable, the first half of that game we matched them, but we fell away after the break. But we must learn from these games, and we got back to basics against Marlow and deserved that win

Ben Williams

So Cambridge away see’s a huge test for the team?

Yes, Saturday away at Cambridge will be very difficult for us as they are chasing promotion as were Dunstable, but we have proved recently that we can compete with all the teams in this league on our day, unfortunately the pitch is very poor at St Ives, so it’ll be interesting to see how our football goes

We asked Ben if the settled squad is helping to achieve the results:

A settled squad & settled formation certainly helps consistency, but more importantly the work rate and desire of those in the squad is a massive factor in our form of late

Finally, we asked Ben his thoughts on playing at Chesham again next season?

It’s great that we’ll be playing at Chesham again next season. It’s a proper old school non-league stadium, and the big playing area suits our style of play. Craig Ringsell does a fantastic job on the pitch which is also a huge bonus for us

Sports Shots would like to thank Ben for his time again this week.

SSMFL,D1: McAndrew discusses a season of development at the Ath

Buckingham Athletic’s U18 defender Luke McAndrew has spoken to Sports Shots after his season’s development has seen him progress to make the first team squad in recent weeks.

Luke McAndrew

The youngster has enjoyed many unexpected experiences during the 2017-18 campaign.

This season has been a lot different for me with the cup runs and the high-pressured games that we have faced but feel I have used it to develop as a player and improve as you either win or you learn and from the games we have lost we have learnt from them.

The season will certainly go down as a memorable one.

At the start of the season pushing for all 4 competitions and especially the run we had in the FA Youth cup with the biggest attendance I’ve ever experienced and the hype around it was huge and was something I’ve never experienced as a player before. It is also the furthest the youth team has ever got before so just shows the progression of the youth team and the club.

Off the back of hard work and some positive displays has seen McAndrew catch the eye of the first team management with a call-up in recent weeks.

I’m always pushing to try and get myself into the first team and can only do that by playing well for youth and development and playing for first team I don’t feel pressured by it but build on it to try and improve as a player and get regular appearances in the first team.

McAndrew is still keen to build on the strides made and keep learning and progressing.

Since the start of the new year the development are on a good run of results at the moment so can hopefully keep that going and climb up the table as much as possible towards the end of the season. With the youth team we can only take each game as it comes and win the games that we have left as the league is out of our hands so can only keep the pressure on.

Saturday sees the Athletic head to Codicote in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 while in the Development Division the U25s host their AFC Dunstable at Stratford Fields.

SSMFL,D1: Winslow face big six games in season-defining run-in

Winslow United next six encounters are massive games for the Elmfields gate-based outfit which will be, without doubt, season-defining.

Winslow United manager Paul Alleyne (centre) flanked by his management team of Ronnie Joe and Steve Garbutt.

Paul Alleyne’s side head to third placed London Lions on Saturday after recording a 3-2 victory at Langford on Tuesday evening.

Next Tuesday Baldock Town, currently in second position, visit Elmfields gate before a tough Easter Saturday local derby at neighbours Buckingham Athletic comes next.

Another derby is next on the fixture list with United set to host Risborough Rangers before they head to face Baldock Town again the following Saturday (7th April).

Broadfields United, fourth at this moment in the division, are due on 10th April to complete an interesting looking run of games.

Leading-scorer Sean Coles is expected to be back in the side for the Lions trip after being unavailable for the midweek victory.

Sean Coles



SSMFL,DD: Winslow & Ath meet tonight in Development derby

Winslow United will host Buckingham Athletic in a Development team local derby tonight.

The teams line-up with United having gone down to defeat on Tuesday evening, Dale Butler on target. Match details below.

Kick-off at Elmfields gate is 7.45pm tonight.

SSMFL,DD: Skelton strike earns Ath Development away point at Holmer Green counterparts

Nathan Skelton was on target again for the Buckingham Athletic Development side as the drew 1-1 at Holmer Green Development on Tuesday evening.

Nathan Skelton

Skelton’s striker at Watchet Lane, his fifth in six outings for the Athletic’s Development, sees them in eighth position with a trip to neighbours Winslow United Development on Thursday evening.

Buckingham Athletic Development: Lewis Dench, Harry Ford, Chris Ikeaikhe, Harry Byron, Jack Carter, Alex Kennard, Stuart Ironmonger, Patch Hooper, Jordan Tavener, Rory Busby, Nathan Skelton.
Subs: Corey Bulley, Michael Davison, Adam Judd, Luke McAndrew.

SSMFL: Newsletter 31 Saturday 17th March 2018

SAT 17th MARCH 2018
It’s the Equinox today– equal days and equal nights. This coming Saturday sees the start of British Summer Time – away with the thermals and out with the shorts as the evenings get longer and the Division Two clubs come out to play in midweek ….but perhaps don’t be too hasty as I notice that the forecasters are predicting that Son of the Son of the Beastie will return over the Easter weekend. Yippee…..perhaps we can ask for another extension to the season! With around 6 weeks of the season remaining and most clubs left with matches numbering into double figures, there is still a lot to play for in all three Divisions, certainly for those harbouring hopes of runners up medals or promotion places.

Welwyn Garden City used the powers of social media to call on an army of volunteers to ensure their home game with Biggleswade United got the go ahead. Just a few hours later they were rewarded for their hard work after The Citizens won 6-0. Ben Spaul broke the deadlock in the 38th before Jon Clements scored twice either side of the interval. Nick Elliott then made it four before Ash Kersey scored twice late on. It’s a win that keeps Welwyn two points behind leaders Berkhamsted with five games in hand. The reason Berkhamsted are still top is they won 3-1 at Wembley. Ashton Campbell’s deflected 11th minute goat set the tone for the afternoon with Ash Morissey and Dan Jones also among the goals It’s a win that keeps Welwyn two points behind leaders Berkhamsted with five games in hand. Third placed Leighton Town returned to winning ways as they beat Oxhey Jets 2-0 and Harpenden Town make up the top four after they won 2-0 at home to Hadley with James Ewington scoring his 31st goal and 32nd goals of the season. Cockfosters ended their goal drought with an exciting 4-3 win away at Leverstock Green. Trailing 2-1 at the half time break, Cockfosters hit back wth a three goal burst before the Green scored a third in the closing minutes. At the foot of the table, Stotfold remain bottom despite drawing 2-2 at Colney Heath, with Terry Billy and Russell Clarke both on target. Joe Newton scored both of Colney’s goals .Holmer Green secured a valuable point in their bid to climb out of the bottom two after they also drew 2-2 away, in their case at Edgware Town for whom Omololu Onabolu was once again on target, scoring both goals, whilst player manager Fergus Moore saw red on the stroke of half time. Holmer’s goals came from Ryan Parsons and Thomas Peddle-James.

The adverse weather certainly affected attendances yesterday, none more so when ONLY 6 was given as the official attendance at Brimsdown for their game against visiting Langford. It must be soul destroying for any club, in any league, and possibly even more at Brimsdown where they have had a complete overhaul in personnel etc. For the record though the home scorers were Issouf Coulibaly (10), Vicente Di Sas (20), Rhys Watson ( 60 and 66 ) and finally substitute Larry Akanbi on 86 minutes. Baldock somewhat surprisingly only drew 1-1 at home to visitors Risborough Rangers with Harry Holland getting the home goal albeit from the spot. Baldock are slowly getting nearer to Southall but possibly more important 6 points ahead of 3rd placed London Lions. Buckingham Athletic continue to blow hot and cold, and today it was the latter when they lost a 7 goal thriller against fast improving Hillingdon Borough which has now lifted a rejuvenated side to 4th from bottom, which when you consider they nearly folded last season, and started this one very badly is definitely a step in the right direction. The biggest crowd in the division was given as 50 at bottom club St Neots Reserves. Unfortunately even with the bonus of a decent attendance they still lost, although just by 1 -0 against Hatfield Town. Hopefully better days lie ahead. Finally –unless Bob Flight was there –he wasn’t ! – but he would’ve been treated to a cracker of a game at Winslow where they hosted Harefield Utd in front of a lower than average crowd of 43 – no doubt due to the weather conditions. The two sides shared a 3-3 draw with after the visitors missed an injury time penalty at Elmfields Gate. Steven Green put Harefield ahead in the seventh minute. but Paul Alleyne’s side fought back to go in ahead at the break; Daniel Parsons (24) and Mitchell Collins (45) on target for the home side. Craig Tomkins put the visitors on level terms in the 49th minute before Adam Willis gave Harefield the lead just five minutes later. Sean Coles then levelled the game nine minutes from the end of normal time before the late penalty drama saw Lenny Farhall’s 93rd minute spot-kick hit the post and the spoils shared.

Just three games took place , with 4 postponements. Leaders Park View maintained their unbeaten record with a 2-0 win at home to Loughton Manor, thanks to goals from Moises Roka and Prince Gyimah. This was Park View’s 20th match of this league campaign and it would take a very brave man to bet against them lifting the league title at the end of the season.The race for the the runners up spot is not nearly so clear, compounded by the differences in the number of games played. Mursley Utd currently occupy second spot after their 5 win away at Old Bradwell Utd on a freezing afternoon in Milton Keynes. An East wind blew freezing snow across the pitch but both sets of players and the three match officials got on with the game which saw Mursley triumphant by 5-1 watched by a hardy set of supporters, Bob Flight and Larry Corkrey from the League management committee. Bradwell had the first chance of the game but a shot from Tom Cooke was cleared off the Mursley goal line. A minute later, a Bradwell defender handled the ball in the penalty area and Adam Bone stepped up to convert the spot kick on just 4 minutes to put the visitors ahead. Another Bone effort was well saved by Nick Bardell in the home goal. Bradwell had a great chance to equalise, but Cooke’s shot was saved by Jamie Lands in the Mursley goal. With half time approaching, a free kick by Bone saw Dan Clarke steal in and the divert the ball past a stranded Bardell and into the corner of the Bradwell net on 44 minutes. Half time came much to the relief of all so they could thaw out in the warm dressing rooms.The second half started and so did the snow but it did not dampen the game as Mursley scored a great third goal on 48 minutes when Lewis Delahaye lashed the ball past Bardell from twenty yards. Another Bone penalty on 73 minutes hit the back of the Bradwell net to ensure there was no way back for the home team. However, Bradwell never gave up and were rewarded when substitute Toby Cribb scored on 86 minutes. The final minutes were interesting as an attempted clearance from keeper Bardell hit Mursley’s Luke Williamson and rebounded into the home net for the fifth goal on 89 minutes. Such were the protestations by Bardell, largely unfounded, that he talked himself off the pitch by receiving a red card from referee Jon Brown. The ten men held out for the final few minutes of injury time and reflected on a bad day at the office. It was a good team performance from Mursley and the win lifts them up to second in the table. However, Mursley have played 5 games more than AFC Southgate who sit just three points behind them, whilst Totternhoe, in 4th spot, are four points adrift, but do have 7 games in hand. The other side who could well be challenging for the runners up medals is Aston Clinton, but they have only played 17 games to date – 2 and 4 games respectively behind Southgate and Totternhoe, who are realistically their nearest challengers for the second spot. Aston also have the Div Two Final to fit in, as well as a WSC semi-final against Thame Rangers, who of course won this Division last season, and were moved across to Hellenic Div One. In the Division’s remaining match, cellar dweller’s Clean Slate gained a point in their 1-1 draw at home to Grendon Rangers, who continue their rise away from the basement.

Incidentally, the Thame Rangers side mentioned above currently bears hardly any resemblance to the side who won Div Two last year. Their Manager Kevin Poole was playing for Tetsworth in the ADL this season, but as of last week, was appointed manager of Southern League Aylesbury F.C.

A reminder that a copy of all Ground share agreements for the forthcoming season MUST be lodged with the General Secretary Mike Appleby by 31st March 2018. Failure to do so may well result in your club being excluded from the new Constitution.

A reminder that the registration deadline is 5.00pm on Saturday 31st March. No registrations will be accepted after this time. Charlotte will be available until 11am on Saturday morning as per standard Saturday processes. All other registrations and email correspondence will be confirmed on the 2nd April.
No forms received after 5pm will be actioned.


Some sensible good news emerging from Wembley Towers . The FA have approved an extension to our playing season at Step 5 & 6 (Premier & Division One) until Monday 7 May.

Original Club New Club
Mark Summers Hoddesdon to St Mags
Stephen Awolaja London Tigers to Berkhamsted
Shibih Miah London Tigers to Winslow United
Jakk Pursey Buckingham Athletic to Old Bradwell United
Daniel Lebbie Cockfosters to London Tigers
Luke Foster Hertford Town to Codicote
Meshach Hendrickson Stotfold to Langford
Abdullah Ahmed 61FC to Biggleswade United

A reminder to all clubs, particularly those in Division Two , that the use of Substitute Boards in a match is a League requirement. The home side are responsible for providing the Boards, and they are normally placed on the half way line, so that they can be used by both sides as required. Non compliance of this League requirement , either in not providing the Boards or in not using them, may well result in a charge being levied against the offending club.

Following an episode of some unseemly behaviour at the conclusion of a match at Leighton Town, the home club acted swiftly by publishing the notice below, in the next programe 3 days later.
Sorry to say but recently we have had some isolated incidents of very bad language being used both to players, officials and visitors. Anyone guilty of future offences will be asked to leave the ground and may well be banned from attending future games. Local support at recent games has been magnificent; please keep it up because it is greatly appreciated by the players, but please don’t overstep the mark.
Iain McGregor (Acting Chairman)

I am saddened to have to advise that at the last few games here we have had some isolated incidents of supporters using foul and abusive language, not only to Players and Match Officials but to both Visiting Club and Spartan League Officials.This kind of irresponsible behaviour is not acceptable anywhere in and around our Club. We will be speaking to individuals who have been identified as being guilty of this and advising them that any repeat of this behaviour will result in them being told to leave the ground and may well end up being banned from attending matches at our Club. All serious breaches of our policy will result in the Police being called and asked to deal with this problem. Our Club is proud of the wonderful genuine support we get from the great majority of those who come to games and we will not tolerate this reputation being tarnished by such mindless individuals. Thanks for your co-operation in ensuring that our Club continues to remain a safe, comfortable environment for all to enjoy the games.
Iain S. McGregor.
Leighton Town deserve full marks , not only for their speedy response, but also for the tone of the response which spells out their stance in no uncertain terms.

I have also just been made aware of a similar response from Winslow Utd who themselves sufffered from an episode of foul and abusive language, not at the end of the game, but during it , from around the dug out area. The Respect sub committee chairman was present at the match and reminded the club of their responsibilities, particularly with regard to spectator behaviour. Again, as Leighton above, Winslow responded swiftly and placed the article below in their Welcome page of their next programme. Hopefully, this will be printed in all remaining programes.

These two cases above are excellent examples of the type of behaviour that we are trying to eradicate with the MIND YOUR LANGUAGE campaign. It is not just on the field of play but off it as well, and this is where Club Chairmen can play a vital role in informing spectators, via programmes, websites, twitter, PA announcements etc, that foul, abusive and threatening behaviour will not be tolerated, and regular perpetrators will be barred from the ground. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE HOME CLUB IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BEHAVIOUR OF ALL SPECTATORS.
A TIMELY reminder to all clubs that it is a League Directive that the laminated A3 MYL posters must be displayed in all 3 changing rooms and in the clubhouse or refreshment area. Extra posters are available if clubs wish to place in their stands or around the dug outs. Non compliance with this Directive may well result in a charge being levied against your club.

Annual 7 aside Charity tournament will be on Saturday 26th of May at Miswell Lane. 10 teams 2 leagues 5 teams a league £50 per team. A minimum of 4 games per team. Top two teams go into a semi final then final. Charity this year is St. John’s Air Ambulance.

If you wish to enter please contact stephen on sgmeager@icloud.com or 07720535355

Congratulations to all those referees who have received Cup Final appointments:

Wednesday 11th April
Division One Cup Final at BERKHAMSTED FC kick-off 7.45pm
Referee Harry Tarrant
Senior Assistant Simon Cudner
Junior Assistant Colin Sinden
4th and Reserve Official Newton Gordon

Wednesday 18th April
Development U25 Division Cup Final at TRING ATHLETIC FC kick-off 7.45pm
Referee Tom Burns
Senior Assistant Neil Angus
Junior Assistant Ian Angus
4th and Reserve Official Alex Searle

Wednesday 25th April
Premier Division Cup Final (Sponsored by Dudley Latham)
at COLNEY HEATH FC kick-off 7.45pm
Referee Mark Stevens
Senior Assistant James Keane
Junior Assistant Steve Williams
4th and Reserve Official Alan Cresswell

Wednesday 2nd May ** (Subject to the result of the Broadfields Utd v Biggleswade Semi Final)
League Challenge Trophy Final at WELWYN GARDEN CITY FC kick-off 7.45pm
Referee Ian Stewart
Senior Assistant Dave Brennan
Junior assistant John Taverner
4th and Reserve Official Michael Mackey

Wednesday 9th May
Division Two Cup Final at LONDON LIONS FC kick-off 7.45pm
Referee Paul Melvin
Senior Assistant James Reeder
Junior Assistant Joe Cannon
4th and Reserve Official Charles Martland

A reminder that all entries for the FA Cup and FA Vase have to be in by 1st April, and can only be submitted on line. Don’t miss out, make sure your entry is on time.
A list of entries accepted will be available on www.TheFA.com towards the end of June 2018.
If you require any further information or assistance with completing the application please email competition.entries@thefa.com or call 0800 1691863 x 4583 / 4622
Grateful thanks to Chris Mitchell, Bob Flight and Dave Henman for their reports.

All news, views etc welcome, particularly from our refereeing colleagues.

Enjoy your football and remember MIND YOUR LANGUAGE

Bill Scholes