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
TUESDAY 30th OCTOBER/WEDNESDAY 31st OCTOBER
The temperatures dropped midweek as the SSMFL’s equivalent of the FA Cup, the League Challenge Trophy took centre stage. With a large army of witches, ghouls, goblins along with numerous other costumes taking to the streets for Halloween there were certainly a few tricks and treats served up.
30/31 October Stats: 15 games played of which 9 were home wins and 6 were away wins.
Highest Midweek Attendances: 92 Colney Heath v Stotfold, 82 Leighton Town v Hillingdon Borough and 61 Biggleswade FC v New Bradwell St Peter FC.
LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round
What a difference two months can make in football, back in September Premier Division Leverstock Green dished out a 10-0 thumping over Division Two side Unite MK in the FA Vase. On Wednesday night the Milton Keynes side produced a moment of pure giant-killing when the sides meet again this time at Unite MK in the League Challenge Trophy. A goal down the hosts hit back after the break to claim the scalp of their Hertfordshire visitors by the odd goal in three. Full result and goalscorers are listed below.
2-1 Unite MK v Leverstock Green (Little, Rawson) / (Nair) Attendance: 29
LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY Second Round
Cup shocks were in evidence at Ampthill Town, Buckingham Town, Cockfosters, Enfield Borough and Wodson Park where the lower ranked sides overcame higher opposition to book their places in the Third Round. Ampthill Town edging out London Tigers by the odd goal in three, Buckingham Town and North Greenford United FC served up a seven goal thriller with the hosts finally winning 4-3. Premier Division Cockfosters fell to Division Two side Sarratt by a solitary goal while Division One Enfield Borough bounced back from Saturday’s heavy league defeat to knock out Premier Division side Arlesey Town. Division Two club MK Gallacticos won 5-3 at manager-less Division One side Wodson Park. Elsewhere Biggleswade FC where made to work hard before seeing off Division Two side New Bradwell St Peter FC 4-1, a scoreline that was somewhat harsh on the battling visitors. Crawley Green came from 0-2 down to defeat Amersham Town 7-3 while there were also wins for Biggleswade United, Leighton Town, Tring Athletic, Winslow United and Potton United. Full results and goalscorers (where known) are listed below.
2-1 Ampthill Town v London Tigers (Cerminara, Blackman) / (Unknown) Attendance: 49
4-1 Biggleswade FC v New Bradwell St Peter (Inskip , T Coles, A Marsh [pen]) / (Crossley) Attendance: 61
1-0 Biggleswade United v Hadley (Farrell) Attendance: 56
4-3 Buckingham Town v North Greenford United FC (Judickas , Atkins, Clarkson) / (Glock , Long) Attendance: 44
0-1 Cockfosters v Sarratt (White) Attendance: 35
7-3 Crawley Green v Amersham Town (Watson , Lobjoit , McClelland ) / (Parry, Garcia, Kurton) Attendance: 30
3-1 Enfield Borough v Arlesey Town (Ennin, McKenna, Devyne) / (Hatch) Attendance: 30
0-1 Harefield United v Winslow United (Coles) Attendance: 45
4-1 Leighton Town v Hillingdon Borough (Jones, McBride, Tamakloe, Osei-Addo [pen]) / (Peter) Attendance: 82
0-2 Rayners Lane v Tring Athletic (Busari, Read) Attendance: 40
3-5 Wodson Park v MK Gallacticos (Handy, Sawyer, Unknown) / (J Smith , Ahmed, Lobjoit, Dahie) Attendance: 30
0-4 Park View v Potton United (Unknown) Attendance: 20
The midweek only league action saw Colney Heath move into the top six with a 4-0 success over bottom club Stotfold. Full result and goalscorers are listed below.
4-0 Colney Heath v Stotfold (Cameron, Davis, Power, Peters) Attendance: 92
BEDS SENIOR TROPHY Second Round
Langford’s solitary goal win at Beds County League side Cranfield United earned them a quarter final place, the deadlock being broken by a Charlie Rome strike in the first half. Full result and goalscorer are listed below.
0-1 Cranfield United v Langford (Rome) Attendance: 50
Staying with the Trick or Treat theme how about this for a Spartan South Midlands League Halloween XI (names adapted)
Joel Addams-family (Park View)
Dan Bones (Leighton Town)
Connor Deadman (Bovingdon)
Jack Devil (Codicote)
CemeTerry Dixon (The 61FC Luton)
Adam Drakula (Biggleswade FC)
Mark Franklintein (Biggleswade FC)
Callum Fright (Broadfields United)
Daniel Gremlynn (Aston Clinton)
Milo PumpKeane (Codicote)
Nathan Skeleton (Mursley United)
Manager – Norman Bates (Wembley)