SSMFL; INANE RAMBLINGS FROM UP NORFF 30.01.2019 – South Midlands League update #47

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

 

MONDAY 28th JANUARY / TUESDAY 29th JANUARY

 

MIDWEEK HEADLINES

Baldock Town reach their first SSML Challenge Trophy Final. Harefield United and Enfield Borough join Rayners Lane in the semi-finals of the Middlesex Premier Cup.

 

28/29 January Stats: 5 games played of which 2 were home wins, 2 were away wins and one game abandoned.

 

Highest Midweek Attendances: 95 Colney Heath v Baldock Town, 47 Kensington Borough v Harefield United and 31 Broadfields United v Wodson Park.

 

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY Semi Final

Baldock Town reached their second domestic cup final this season as they edged out Colney Heath in the League Challenge Trophy. Having already secured a place in the final of the Dudley Latham (Premier Division) Cup last month Baldock recorded a 3-2 success at Colney Heath to complete the double. Barker and Forsythe gave them a two goal lead before Shaw pulled one back before the break. The two sides exchanged goals within minutes in the second period before Heath were reduced to ten men. Full result and goalscorers are listed below.

2-3 Colney Heath v Baldock Town (Shaw, Murphy) / (Barker, Forsythe, Coppin) Attendance: 95

 

PREMIER DIVISION

The snow was the winner at Edgware Town where their game with Harpenden Town was abandoned by the referee shortly after the restart with the scores level at 2-2..

A-A Edgware Town v Harpenden Town (Abandoned after 52 minutes due to Snow)

 

DIVISION ONE

Broadfields United moved to within nine points of leaders Harefield United with a 3-0 home success over lowly Wodson Park. United led 2-0 at the break and secured the three points with a second half penalty. Full result and goalscorers listed below.

3-0 Broadfields United v Wodson Park (Gardner, Cruickshank, Henley [pen]) Attendance: 31

 

MIDDLESEX PREMIER CUP Quarter Finals

Monday night saw Harefield United book their semi-final place with a convincing 6-0 win over Combined Counties League side Kensington Borough. Twenty four hours later Enfield Borough completed a SSML double over the Combined Counties League when in front of a disappointing crowd of 12 they ran out 4-1 winners over Bedfont & Feltham. Full results and goalscorers listed below.

0-6 Kensington Borough v Harefield United (Farhall [2], Pacquette [2], Shaw, Clifton) Attendance: 47

4-1 Enfield Borough v Bedfont & Feltham (Bangura, Jackson, Kennedy, Samuels) / (Hitchinson) Attendance: 12

 

U25 DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

Full Time has now updated the league table following the resignation of AFC Dunstable U21.

 

AND FINALLY

Not only was the game at Edgware Town abandoned but also the game between Enfield FC and Saffron Walden Town was abandoned as it too fell victim to the conditions. Ironically both these games were on 3G pitches, and they say these pitches are the way forward.

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