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Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One Cup Quarter Finals

The quarter final draw was made on Friday for the Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One cup, Buckingham Athletic have been drawn at home to league leaders St Panteleimon whilst Winslow United travel to Enfield Borough. The draw in full:

1 Bedford or London Lions v Hillingdon Borough

To be played on Tuesday 7 January if at Bedford or to be played on Wednesday 8 January if at London Lions

(Bedford due to play London Lions on 19th November)


2 Buckingham Athletic v St Panteleimon

To be played on Tuesday 7 January


3 Enfield Borough v Winslow United

To be played on Tuesday 7 January


4 Stotfold v Amersham Town

To be played on Tuesday 7 January


Spartan South Midlands Football League Premier Division Cup Quarter Finals

The quarter final draw was made on Friday for the Spartan South Midlands Football League Premier Division cup, the draw in full:

1 Arlesey Town v Leverstock Green

To be played on Tuesday 7 January


2 Leighton Town v Potton United or Eynesbury Rovers

To be played on Tuesday 7 January

(Potton United v Eynesbury Rovers due to be played on 3rd December)


3 Crawley Green v Colney Heath

To be played on Tuesday 7 January


4 Tring Athletic or Newport Pagnell Town v Biggleswade United

To be played on Tuesday 7 January

(Tring Athletic v Newport Pagnell Town due to be played on 20th November)


Buckingham Athletic roar to victory to bag much needed win

Buckingham Athletic bagged their first league win in four on Tuesday night as they beat London Lions four-two at Stratford Fields to move up to thirteenth in the Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One table.

Jack Menday

Matt Cruse put the home side ahead but Lions were soon level, after the break Jack Menday, Nick Bines & Sam Balls gave Athletic an unassailable lead despite a late consolation for the visitor’s.

Buckingham host Wallingford Town on Saturday in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, a game postponed from last week due to the wet weather.

The third Ath goal scored by Nick Bines (clip courtesy of Ian Lissimore):

Ampthill Town miss out on cup quarter-final place after defeat

Ampthill Town were knocked out of the Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One cup on Tuesday night by Stotfold at Ampthill Park, the visitor’s progressing to host Amersham Town in the quarter-finals early in the New Year.

This all Bedfordshire tie was settled in the first minute by a Joseph Ryan strike, the hosts did get the ball in the back of the net early after the break however a conversation between the officials ruled it out.

Ampthill play again next Tuesday as they host MK Robins in league action.

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos back on their Merri way

Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s bagged their first league win in four with a solitary strike at Dunstable Town on Tuesday night, a win that see’s them leap frog their hosts up into thirteenth place in the Spartan South Midlands Football League Premier Division table, with games in hand on every side above them.

Lewis Merridan

An eleventh minute Harry Scott corner was headed back across goal where Lewis Merridan smashed home to seal maximum points in the first game in charge for new manager Phil Granville. The night also saw Aylesbury’s first sin bin of the season as Dan McAteer was removed from the field of play for dissent.

Dynamo’s are back in league action on Saturday as they travel to bottom of the league and winless this season North Greenford United.

SSMFL; INANE RAMBLINGS FROM UP NORFF 11.11.2019 – South Midlands League update #24



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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).


Sin-Bins (6):


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 [2]) / (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 [2], Webb [2]) / (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 [2], R Hastings [2]) / (Seyhan, Valentino) Attendance: 36

4-1 Shefford Town & Campton v Hillingdon Borough (Snee [3], Harkins) / (Hunt) Attendance: 55



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 [2], Daniel Smith) Attendance: 27



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 [4], 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



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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%

Bovingdon 20%

Leverstock Green 15%


SSMFL D2; Buckingham United 0-0 Codicote

Buckingham United – 0
Codicote – 0


Buckingham United were held at home to a goalless stalemate by Codicote on Saturday, thanks in main to the goal frames at either end plus the miserable weather conditions that were not conducive to a free flowing game of Spartan South Midland Division Two football. It rained from start to finish in a chilly breeze and the end of the game could not come quick enough for those watching behind the railings and most on the pitch aswell, as the winter really did start to kick in; puddles were forming on the pitch as the game wore on and it was a miracle the full ninety minutes were played.

Codicote were the first to find the woodwork when a corner from their right was met by the head of Louis Wylie but the ball bounced up off the crossbar and over for a goal kick, there were half chances for either side for the remainder of the first half however neither keeper really tested.

After the break the conditions just got worse but Codicote wasted a hatful of chances and were almost undone when a cross from the United right saw debutant Sol Janecki go up with visiting keeper Brad Heaps only for his header to crash down off the under side of the bar and away, the final kick of the game saw the away side spurn a glorious chance to take all three points as substitute James Todd found some space in front of goal to get to a cross but from point blank range he lifted over the top. F/T: 0-0

Attendance: 15

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Next two weeks of Spartan South Midlands fixtures + latest league tables



Tuesday 12th November – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated


Dunstable Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Leighton Town v Crawley Green

London Colney v Eynesbury Rovers

Wembley v Harefield United



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North Greenford United v Arlesey Town



Newport Pagnell Town v Chesham United



Harpenden Town v Leverstock Green

Potters Bar Town v Oxhey Jets

Sawbridgeworth Town v Colney Heath

Tring Athletic v Hoddesdon Town



Buckingham Athletic v London Lions

FC Broxbourne Borough v Milton Keynes Robins



Ampthill Town v Stotfold



Enfield Town v Broadfields United

Hillingdon Borough v Kensington & Ealing Borough



Chinnor v Aston Clinton



Wednesday 13th November – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated


New Salamis v Langford



Saturday 16th November – Kick Off 3.00pm unless stated


Aston Clinton v Bedford (Kick Off 1.45pm)



Arlesey Town v London Colney

Dunstable Town v Crawley Green

Edgware Town v Wembley

Harefield United v Harpenden Town

Leverstock Green v Colney Heath

Newport Pagnell Town v Baldock Town

North Greenford United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Oxhey Jets v Broadfields United

Tring Athletic v Leighton Town



Amersham Town v Hillingdon Borough

FC Broxbourne Borough v London Lions

Langford v St Panteleimon

Milton Keynes Robins v Brimsdown

Park View v Stotfold

Shefford Town & Campton v New Salamis

Winslow United v London Tigers



Buckingham Athletic v Wallingford Town



Berkhamsted Raiders v Buckingham United

MK Gallacticos v New Bradwell St Peter (Kick Off 2.00pm)

Mursley United v Codicote (Kick Off 2.00pm)

Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Unite MK (Kick Off 2.00pm)

Tring Corinthians AFC v The 61FC (Luton) (Kick Off 2.00pm)



Bovingdon v Totternhoe (Kick Off 1.45pm)

Old Bradwell United v Sarratt (Kick Off 1.45pm)



Tuesday 19th November – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated


Biggleswade United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Leighton Town v Eynesbury Rovers

London Colney v North Greenford United

Oxhey Jets v Harefield United (Kick Off 7.30pm)

Potton United v Baldock Town

Wembley v Colney Heath



Bedford v London Lions



Ampthill Town v Milton Keynes Robins

Enfield Borough v FC Broxbourne Borough



Stotfold v Pinchbeck United

Arlesey Town v Parson Drove


Langford v Biggleswade FC



Wednesday 20th November – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated


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Tring Athletic v Newport Pagnell Town



Park View v Winslow United



CB Hounslow United Reserves v Hillingdon Borough



Saturday 23rd November – Kick Off 3.00pm unless stated


Baldock Town v Oxhey Jets

Broadfields United v Dunstable Town

Colney Heath v Arlesey Town

Crawley Green v Eynesbury Rovers

Harpenden Town v Biggleswade United

Leighton Town v Harefield United

Leverstock Green v North Greenford United

London Colney v Edgware Town

Potton United v Newport Pagnell Town

Wembley v Tring Athletic



Amersham Town v Enfield Borough

Ampthill Town v Brimsdown

FC Broxbourne Borough v Bedford

Hillingdon Borough v Langford

London Lions v Stotfold

Milton Keynes Robins v Buckingham Athletic

Rayners Lane v Winslow United

Shefford Town & Campton v Park View

St Panteleimon v New Salamis



Old Bradwell United v FC Hamlets (Kick Off 2.00pm)



Bovingdon v Tring Corinthians AFC (Kick Off 2.00pm)

Buckingham United v Pitstone & Ivinghoe (Kick Off 2.00pm)

Codicote v MK Gallacticos

New Bradwell St Peter v Sarratt (Kick Off 2.00pm)

The 61FC (Luton) v Mursley United (Kick Off 2.00pm)


Spartan South Midlands League as at:11 Nov 19
Premier Division P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Tring Athletic 15 12 0 3 43 13 30 36
2 Newport Pagnell Town 14 9 3 2 45 23 22 30
3 Colney Heath 11 10 0 1 26 6 20 30
4 Biggleswade United 15 9 1 5 36 28 8 28
5 Harpenden Town 15 8 3 4 28 21 7 27
6 Oxhey Jets 13 7 4 2 25 20 5 25
7 Crawley Green 14 7 3 4 35 22 13 24
8 Broadfields United 15 7 1 7 20 35 -15 22
9 Eynesbury Rovers 12 6 3 3 23 12 11 21
10 Leverstock Green 14 6 2 6 17 23 -6 20
11 Harefield United 11 6 1 4 23 16 7 19
12 Dunstable Town 12 4 2 6 16 24 -8 14
13 Potton United 15 4 2 9 18 33 -15 14
14 Leighton Town 12 4 1 7 29 24 5 13
15 Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 9 4 1 4 16 16 0 13
16 Arlesey Town 14 2 8 4 23 24 -1 11*
17 London Colney 12 3 1 8 15 32 -17 10
18 Edgware Town 14 3 1 10 20 38 -18 10
19 Wembley 10 2 3 5 13 17 -4 9
20 Baldock Town 12 2 1 9 11 26 -15 7
21 North Greenford United 13 0 1 12 12 41 -29 1
Division One P W D L F A GD Pts
1 St Panteleimon 15 11 4 0 53 19 34 37
2 Winslow United 13 9 0 4 45 27 18 27
3 Rayners Lane 14 7 5 2 37 28 9 26
4 New Salamis 13 7 4 2 46 27 19 25
5 Shefford Town & Campton 15 8 1 6 38 31 7 25
6 Stotfold 14 6 2 6 24 18 6 20
7 Milton Keynes Robins 11 6 2 3 22 27 -5 20
8 Enfield Borough 15 6 2 7 31 39 -8 20
9 Ampthill Town 12 5 4 3 32 27 5 19
10 London Tigers 14 5 5 4 26 26 0 19*
11 Bedford 14 6 1 7 23 27 -4 19
12 London Lions 12 5 1 6 20 17 3 16
13 Langford 12 4 1 7 29 36 -7 13
14 Buckingham Athletic 11 3 2 6 21 27 -6 11
15 Hillingdon Borough 15 2 5 8 22 44 -22 11
16 FC Broxbourne Borough 11 1 7 3 15 22 -7 10
17 Brimsdown 14 2 4 8 18 28 -10 10
18 Amersham Town 12 3 1 8 15 32 -17 10
19 Park View 13 2 3 8 16 31 -15 9
Division Two P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Old Bradwell United 8 7 0 1 24 4 20 21
2 Pitstone & Ivinghoe 11 6 2 3 29 19 10 20
3 Berkhamsted Raiders 9 6 0 3 23 17 6 18
4 Aston Clinton 8 5 1 2 21 14 7 16
5 MK Gallacticos 8 4 1 3 23 13 10 13
6 Bovingdon 9 3 2 4 19 15 4 11
7 Tring Corinthians AFC 9 3 2 4 16 14 2 11
8 New Bradwell St Peter FC 8 3 2 3 12 12 0 11
9 Codicote 9 3 2 4 9 13 -4 11
10 Totternhoe 9 2 3 4 10 15 -5 9
11 Unite MK 7 3 0 4 12 20 -8 9
12 Sarratt 8 2 3 3 13 15 -2 8*
13 Buckingham United 6 2 1 3 5 9 -4 7
14 Mursley United 5 2 0 3 8 14 -6 6
15 The 61FC (Luton) 8 0 1 7 5 35 -30 1
* = points deducted

Aston Clinton beaten for just second time this season

Aston Clinton fell to just their second league defeat of the season at Berkhamsted Raiders on Saturday, despite coming back from a half time deficit to level matters a second half red card swung the game in the favour of the hosts who duly went on to score twice more, and with it leap frog Clinton into third place in the Spartan South Midlands Football League Division Two table.

Joe Kittle

Trailing three-one at half time Neil Robert’s side came out after the interval to level the game three all, but once Billy Harrison was sent off Berkhamsted went on to take all three points, Abraham Eze bagging for of their goals with Jay Caines rounding off the scoring. The scorers for Clinton were Joe Kittle, Jack Bowers & Anthony Kew.

Aston this week have a rare midweek fixture as they travel to Chinnor in the High Wycombe senior cup, the trophy that they have won for the past two seasons, before hosting a level higher Bedford FC next Saturday in the SSMFL Challenge Trophy

Ampthill Town make it five unbeaten with victory over Park View

Ampthill Town climbed up to ninth place in the Spartan South Midlands Division One table with a three-one victory over Park View on Saturday at Ampthill Park, their unbeaten run now five games in all competition.

Ash Mead

A first half Ash Mead header gave Paul Blackman’s men the lead at the interval, after the break Lawrence Burton doubled their advantage however on the hour mark Albert Ofori Mensah pulled a goal back for the visitors, a third for Ampthill from leading scorer Jamie Cerminara sealed the points.

Town host Stotfold on Tuesday evening in the Division One cup, then welcome MK Robins on Saturday back in league action.