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 5th NOVEMBER/WEDNESDAY 6th NOVEMBER
With the flames of Bonfire Night lighting up the dull November skies, the SSML midweek action saw the spotlight fall on numerous cup competitions along with just one league match to produce the fireworks.
5/6 November Stats: 15 games played of which 9 were home wins, 2 were away wins, 3 were draws and one game abandoned.
Highest Midweek Attendances: 94 Ampthill Town v Shefford & Campton, 92 Leighton Town v Wembley and 87 Winslow United v Milton Keynes Robins FC.
Total Sin-Bins Season to Date (129):
Clubs with no Sin Bins (9): Aylesbury Vale Dynamos, Codicote, Edgware Town, Eynesbury Rovers, Hillingdon Borough, London Lions, New Bradwell St Peter, Sarratt, Tring Corinthians
DUDLEY LATHAM MEMORIAL (PREMIER DIVISION) CUP Second Round
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Crawley Green won for the first time on their travels in the Dudley Latham Memorial (Premier Division) Cup with a 2-1 win at Edgware Town while Biggleswade United, who last lost at home in the Dudley Latham Memorial (Premier Division) Cup back in October 2016, made sure that run remained intact as they saw off visiting Harpenden Town 2-0 at Second Meadow. Leighton Town continue to be the team in form at present as they made it seven wins out of eight in all competitions with a thumping 5-0 win over Wembley to book their quarter-final place, the club’s only blemish in the run being a Beds Senior Cup defeat. Elsewhere on Tuesday night Leverstock Green saw off the challenge of Dunstable Town with a 3-1 win at Pancake Lane while the night’s only damp squib being the abandonment of the much anticipated Tring Athletic v Newport Pagnell Town tie due to floodlight failure after just five minutes. Wednesday night saw last season’s beaten finalists Baldock Town hosting Colney Heath and it was the visitors who were in sparkling form, running in seven unanswered goals after the hosts saw their goalkeeper red-carded on 20 minutes. Full results and goalscorers are listed below.
2-0 Biggleswade United v Harpenden Town (Parkinson, Amador) Attendance: 62
1-2 Edgware Town v Crawley Green (McGleish) / (Holmes, Lobjoit) Attendance: 34
5-0 Leighton Town v Wembley (Webb , Pyman, Frederick, Pattie) Attendance: 92
3-1 Leverstock Green v Dunstable Town (Jowle, Ovington, Mannion) / (Little) Attendance: 33
A-A Tring Athletic v Newport Pagnell Town
0-7 Baldock Town v Colney Heath (Clements , Clarke-Mardel, O’Connor, Griffin, Devine) Attendance: 55
MIDDLESEX SENIOR CHALLENGE CUP Second Round
North Greenford United got off to a flying start at Step 4 side Northwood, the visitors were two goals up after just ten minutes. However dreams of progressing vanished in the November bonfire smoke when having been pegged back to 2-2 with just seven minutes remaining the visitors lost in that dreaded penalty shoot-out. Full result and goalscorers are listed below.
2-2 [5-3 pens] Northwood v North Greenford United (Eshun, M’Baye) / (Barnett, Molyneaux) Attendance: 60
DIVISION ONE CUP Second Round
Tuesday night saw all five Division One cup ties resulting in home wins, the pick of these being Winslow United defeating Milton Keynes Robins FC 3-1. Elsewhere it was landlords Amersham Town who came out on top in their clash with tenants London Tigers winning 3-0, while Enfield Borough squeezed past Brimsdown by the odd goal in three. Plenty of goals to keep the fans happy at Hillingdon Borough where visiting Park View were beaten by the odd goal in seven while Buckingham Athletic hit five against Rayners Lane en route to their quarter-finals place. Wednesday night served up ‘third v first’ as New Salamis welcomed St Panteleimon, the game turned out to be a hard fought battle with the outcome decided by a penalty shoot-out in favour of the visitors. Full results and goalscorers (where known) are listed below.
3-0 Amersham Town v London Tigers (Thomas , Ramsey) Attendance: 15
5-1 Buckingham Athletic v Rayners Lane (Cruse , Crawley , Sare) / (Unknown) Attendance: 29
2-1 Enfield Borough v Brimsdown (Harris ) / (Korbi) Attendance: 20
4-3 Hillingdon Borough v Park View (Miezou , Hunt) / (Williams, Appiah, Sampong) Attendance: 20
3-1 Winslow United v Milton Keynes Robins (King , Coles) / (V Shrieves) Attendance: 87
1-1 [5-6 pens] New Salamis v St Panteleimon (Unknown) / (Tajbakhsh) Attendance: 56
Shefford Town & Campton recovered from a 0-2 half time deficit to earn a point at Ampthill Town with two second half strikes, the result leaves the visitors in fifth place while Ampthill Town climb three places to ninth. Full results and goalscorers are listed below.
2-2 Ampthill Town v Shefford Town & Campton (Burton, Cullen) / (Renney, Snee) Attendance: 94
BERKS & BUCKS SENIOR CUP First Round
The Berks & Bucks Senior Cup First Round draw produced a mouth-watering local ‘derby’ as Aylesbury Vale Dynamos were handed a trip to Aylesbury United, however this game did not take place in Aylesbury as the Step 4 hosts now ground share at Chesham United. The tie saw the hosts establish a 2-0 interval lead before ending Aylesbury Vale Dynamos hopes of progressing with further goals after the break. Full result and goalscorers are listed below.
4-1 Aylesbury United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos (Feyl  [1 pen], Deacon, Jellis) / (Scott) Attendance: 138
On Tuesday night the Champions League produced yet another amazing statistic, a save by an English goalkeeper in the competition for the first time since Ben Hamer did so for Leicester City against Porto in 2016. The name of this latest custodian is Kyle Walker, yes that’s correct, Manchester City defender Kyle Walker. Manchester City had replaced Ederson at half time and his replacement Bravo was red-carded with ten minutes left, so up stepped Walker to don the gloves and his first taste of action was to save a free kick from Ruslan Malinovskiy to put him in the record books.