SSMFL; INANE RAMBLINGS FROM UP NORFF 10.10.2019 – South Midlands League update #15



The Views Expressed Are Solely My Own, Are Written Tongue In Cheek

And Should Be Taken With A Pinch Of Salt



Tring Athletic march on with a 9th successive league win, (a club record since I started recording stats in 2000) eclipsing last season’s run of eight. Oxhey Jets do it again in another late, late drama. St Panteleimon are held for second successive game.




7/8/9 October Stats: 13 games played of which 7 were home wins, 4 were away wins and 2 draws.


Highest Midweek Attendances: 84 Biggleswade United v Leighton Town, 76 Shefford Town & Campton v Enfield Borough and 75 Stotfold v St Panteleimon.


Sin-Bins (2):


Total Sin-Bins Season to Date (78):



Having twice last month recording last minute wins Oxhey Jets are at it again, trailing by a goal at home to North Greenford United on Tuesday evening the Jets showed they never know when to give up and strikes in the 92nd and 94th minutes brought them the three points that lifted them to fifth place in the table. League leaders Tring Athletic made it nine successive league wins with a 2-0 success at London Colney, this latest success surpasses last season’s record of eight straight league wins. Biggleswade United move up to fourth place following their fourth successive league win, a 2-1 home success against Leighton Town. Elsewhere a solitary goal was enough to see Broadfields United squeeze past visiting Edgware Town. Full results and goalscorers are listed below.

2-1 Biggleswade United v Leighton Town (J Smith, L Smith) / (Webb [pen]) Attendance: 84

1-0 Broadfields United v Edgware Town (Clifton) Attendance: 39

0-2 London Colney v Tring Athletic (Ferringo [2]) Attendance: 65

2-1 Oxhey Jets v North Greenford United (Speer, Kerley) / (Mills) Attendance: 57 OJ 0-1, 92 and 94


BERKS & BUCKS SENIOR CUP Preliminary Round

SSML Premier Division sides Aylesbury Vale Dynamos and Newport Pagnell Town both their places in the First Round of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup with away successes against Hellenic League opposition. Aylesbury needed a penalty shoot-out to see off Reading City after a 1-1 draw while Newport won 5-1 at former SSML side Holmer Green. Full results and goalscorers (where known) are listed below.

1-1 [3-4 pens] Reading City v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos (Palmer) / (Amadieu) Attendance: Unknown

1-5 Holmer Green v Newport Pagnell Town (Unknown) / (Olawale, Stronge, Hall, Parrish, Watkinson) Attendance: 26



Arlesey Town, having parted company with their management team at the weekend, put aside their problems to sweep past St Neots Town Reserves in the First Round of the Hinchingbrooke Cup, scoring three times without reply in the second half. Full result and goalscorers are listed below.

3-0 Arlesey Town v St Neots Town Reserves (Moss [2], Thake) Attendance: 39

Daniel Parsons (Winslow United)


Shefford Town & Campton moved to within six points of leaders St Panteleimon with a 3-1 home success over Enfield Borough. For the leaders it was a second successive 1-1 draw as they were held at Stotfold. Winslow United move up into third as they overcame a difficult trip to Brimsdown with an odd goal in three victory in a game that saw the hosts reduced to eight men at one stage following a red card and two sin bins. Hillingdon Borough remain bottom after going down 1-4 at London Tigers in front of paltry crowd of 3 while elsewhere Milton Keynes Robins recorded a solitary goal win at home against Bedford and FC Broxbourne Borough won 3-0 at Wodson Park. Full results and goalscorers (where known) are listed below.

4-1 London Tigers v Hillingdon Borough (Unknown) / (Miezou) Attendance: 3

1-0 Milton Keynes Robins FC v Bedford (Sylvester) Attendance: 35

3-1 Shefford Town & Campton v Enfield Borough (Snee [2], Foley) / (Bangura) Attendance: 76

1-1 Stotfold v St Panteleimon (Forsythe) / (Unknown) Attendance: 75

1-2 Brimsdown v Winslow United (Wilson) / (Parsons [2]) Attendance: 15

0-3 Wodson Park v FC Broxbourne Borough (Banks [2], Clarke) Attendance: 25



Former Spartan South Midlands League side Potters Bar Town will be displaying their football skills on national television as their mouth-watering FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round tie with neighbours Barnet has been chosen by the BBC to show live on Saturday 19th October, kick off 12.30pm.


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