THE INANE RAMBLINGS FROM UP NORFF
‘NOWT SO QUEER AS YORKSHIRE FOLK’
BY KAREN BROWNE
The Views Expressed Are Solely My Own, Are Written Tongue In Cheek
And Should Be Taken With A Pinch Of Salt
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
With the slight moisture in the air still causing problems the SSML saw 23 games completed on Saturday. Ampthill Town make it 5 unbeaten. Pitstone & Ivinghoe recorded a 6th successive win. The 61FC (Luton) remain winless after 12 games. Oxhey Jets benefitted from a kind fixture secretary to allow them a free week and they raised around £2,000 from their annual Poppy Tin fixture with RAF Icuras which attracted a crowd of 399. The 23 games seeing 91 goals (an average of 3.96 per game). Abraham Eze (Berkhamsted Raiders) the day’s leading marksman with four goals while Henry Snee (Shefford Town & Campton) weighed in with a hat-trick.
10 November Stats: 23 games played of which 15 were home wins, 5 were away wins and 3 were draws.
(Most League Wins – all Divisions): 12 Tring Athletic, 11 St Panteleimon, 10 Colney Heath.
(Most League Draws – all Divisions): 8 Arlesey Town, 7 FC Broxbourne Borough, 5 Hillingdon Borough, London Tigers, Rayners Lane.
(Most League Defeats – all Divisions): 12 North Greenford United, 10 Edgware Town, 9 Baldock Town, Potton United.
(Division One League): St Panteleimon.
Without a Draw:
(Premier Division League): Colney Heath, Tring Athletic.
(Division One League): Winslow United.
(Division Two League): Berkhamsted Raiders, Mursley United, Old Bradwell United, Unite MK.
Without a Win:
(Premier Division League): North Greenford United.
(Division Two League): The 61FC (Luton).
Most Goals Scored:
(Premier Division League): 45 Newport Pagnell Town.
(Division One League): 53 St Panteleimon.
(Division Two League): 29 Pitstone & Ivinghoe.
Most Goals Conceded:
(Premier Division League): 41 North Greenford United.
(Division One League): 44 Hillingdon Borough.
(Division Two League): 35 The 61FC (Luton).
Fewest Goals Conceded:
(Premier Division League): 6 Colney Heath.
(Division One League): 17 London Lions.
(Division Two League): 4 Old Bradwell United.
Fewest Goals Scored:
(Premier Division League): 11 Baldock Town.
(Division One League): 15 Amersham Town, FC Broxbourne Borough.
(Division Two League): 5 Buckingham United, The 61FC (Luton).
Saturday’s Highest Attendances: 139 Leighton Town v Edgware Town, 106 Biggleswade United v Dunstable Town and 91 Milton Keynes Robins FC v Winslow United.
Season’s Highest Attendances to date (Premier Division Clubs): 245 Colney Heath v Corby Town (FA Cup), 221 Dunstable Town v Bishop’s Stortford (FA Cup) and 212 Leighton Town v Thame United (FA Cup).
Season’s Highest Attendances to date (Division One Clubs): 278 Winslow United v Roman Glass St George (FA Cup), 145 Winslow United v Milton Keynes Robins and 134 Shefford Town & Campton v FC Broxbourne Borough.
Season’s Highest Attendances to date (Division Two Clubs): 103 Aston Clinton v MK Gallacticos, 76 Mursley United v Old Bradwell United and 70 Berkhamsted Raiders v Old Bradwell United and Buckingham United v Milton Keynes Robins FC (Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy).
Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Premier Division Clubs): 23 Danny Webb (Leighton Town), 19 Jim Burnside (Newport Pagnell Town), 17 Leon Lobjoit (Newport Pagnell Town).
Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Division One Clubs): 23 Henry Snee (Shefford Town & Campton), 21 Courtney Massay (St Panteleimon) 19 Ash Hunt (Hillingdon Borough),.
Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Division Two Clubs): 11 Lemar Mason-Williams (Aston Clinton), 10 Josh Smith (MK Gallacticos), Marcus Rivers (Sarratt), Darryl Smith (Old Bradwell United).
Total Sin-Bins Season to Date (135):
Clubs with no Sin Bins (9): Aylesbury Vale Dynamos, Codicote, Edgware Town, Hillingdon Borough, London Lions, New Bradwell St Peter, Sarratt, Tring Corinthians AFC.
Saturday 9th November
Table toppers Tring Athletic lost for the third time in their last four outings when Harpenden Town defeated them by the odd goal in five at Rothamstead Park. A result that moves Harpenden into the top five. Third placed Colney Heath now lie six points behind the league leaders but with four games in hand as they saw off bottom club North Greenford United 3-0 at the Recreation Ground. Biggleswade United remain fourth having fought back from 0-2 down to draw 2-2 with visiting Dunstable Town. Leighton Town made it four wins from their last four league games, scoring 22 times, with a 4-2 home success over Edgware Town in front of the day’s biggest crowd. Eynesbury Rovers squeezed past visiting Arlesey Town by the odd goal in three while it was a single goal that settled the Broadfields United/London Colney game in favour of the hosts. Elsewhere there were wins for both the ‘Greens’, Leverstock Green winning 3-0 at struggling Baldock Town while Crawley Green overcame the challenge of Harefield United to secure a 2-1 home win. The day’s other fixture saw honours even as Wembley and Potton United shared the spoils at Vale Farm after a 1-1 draw. Full results and goalscorers (where known) are listed below.
0-3 Baldock Town v Leverstock Green (Griffiths, Stevens, Jowle) Attendance: 55
2-2 Biggleswade United v Dunstable Town (L Smith ) / (S Smith, Stapleton) Attendance: 106
1-0 Broadfields United v London Colney (Phillips) Attendance: 26
3-0 Colney Heath v North Greenford United (Clements, Griffin, May) Attendance: 87
2-1 Crawley Green v Harefield United (Lobjoit, Bunker) / (Pacquette) Attendance: 42
2-1 Eynesbury Rovers v Arlesey Town (Lawless, Brown) / (Brown-Johnson) Attendance: 77
3-2 Harpenden Town v Tring Athletic (Blunden, Scott, Robinson) / (Mitchell, Dunstan) Attendance: 71
4-2 Leighton Town v Edgware Town (Pattie , Webb ) / (Page, Opposition Own Goal) Attendance: 139
1-1 Potton United v Wembley (Slama) / (Unknown) Attendance: 48
Rayners Lane recovered from going 0-2 down at home against Brimsdown to win 4-2 and as a result are now third in the standings. Shefford Town & Campton maintained their push for one of the four promotion places as their 4-1 home success against Hillingdon Borough keeps them in fifth spot. At the bottom Park View were beaten on their travels when losing 1-3 at Ampthill Town, the hosts now unbeaten in their last five outings. Elsewhere on a day of goals in Division One it was late drama as London Tigers defeated visiting Stotfold with a stoppage time winner while Bedford won by the odd goal in five at Enfield Borough. Full results and goalscorers (where known) are listed below.
3-1 Ampthill Town v Park View (Mead, Burton, Cerminara) / (Mensah) Attendance: 55
2-3 Enfield Borough v Bedford (Unknown) / (McLeod-Bentley, Daltilia, Walsh) Attendance: 25
4-3 London Tigers v Stotfold (Unknown) / (Barnes, Forsythe, Robertson) Attendance: Unknown
4-2 Rayners Lane v Brimsdown (Davis , R Hastings ) / (Seyhan, Valentino) Attendance: 36
4-1 Shefford Town & Campton v Hillingdon Borough (Snee , Harkins) / (Hunt) Attendance: 55
BERKS & BUCKS SENIOR TROPHY Third Round
A late disputed penalty saw Milton Keynes Robins FC progress at the expense of visiting Winslow United while the all SSML clash saw Old Bradwell United book their place in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy quarter-finals with a 3-0 home success over local rivals Unite MK. Full results and goalscorers listed below.
1-0 Milton Keynes Robins FC v Winslow United (Spence [pen]) Attendance: 91
3-0 Old Bradwell United v Unite MK (Daryll Smith , Daniel Smith) Attendance: 27
HERTS SENIOR CENTENARY TROPHY Second Round
It was a good day for SSML sides in the Herts Senior Centenary Trophy with both our clubs defeating Herts County League opposition, FC Broxbourne Borough winning 3-1 at Sandridge Rovers while Sarratt saw of the challenge of visiting Belstone by the odd goal in three. Full results and goalscorers (where known) listed below.
1-3 Sandridge Rovers v FC Broxbourne Borough (Unknown) / (Bowers, Ellis, Lee) Attendance: Unknown
2-1 Sarratt v Belstone (Rivers, Vercesi) / (Unknown) Attendance: 30
Pitstone & Ivinghoe are up to second after they extended their current run to six consecutive wins when winning 2-1 at New Bradwell St Peter. Berkhamsted Raiders leapfrog Aston Clinton to go third when defeating them 5-3 on Saturday. At the bottom The 61FC (Luton) are still looking for their first league win, Saturday saw them crash 0-7 at home against Bovingdon. Elsewhere Totternhoe overcame visiting Tring Corinthians AFC by the odd goal in five while Buckingham United and Codicote played out a goalless draw. Full results and goalscorers (where known) listed below.
5-3 Berkhamsted Raiders v Aston Clinton (Eze , Caines) / (Bowers, Kittle, Kew) Attendance: 40
0-0 Buckingham United v Codicote Attendance: 15
1-2 New Bradwell St Peter v Pitstone & Ivinghoe (Ramswell) / (Campbell, Groom [pen]) Attendance: 32
0-7 The 61FC (Luton) v Bovingdon (Unknown) Attendance: 9
3-2 Totternhoe v Tring Corinthians AFC (Paquette, Clarke, Dem) / (Eugene, Hill) Attendance: 27
Football often throws up tough decisions for us fans according to the following tweet.
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Another tweet from the Twittersphere
Rules of VAR No. 254
Armpit – offside
Kneecap – onside
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The result of this week’s Team of the Day Poll with 389 votes cast is:-
Rayners Lane 35%
Harpenden Town 31%
Leverstock Green 15%