Thursday, 18 December 2014

ENFIELD TOWN LADIES - THE SEASON SO FAR

FA WOMEN'S PREMIER LEAGUE 
SOUTH EAST DIVISION ONE 
CURRENT TABLE
POSITION TEAM P GD PTS
1 C&K BASILDON 9 +18 24
2 MK DONS LFC 9 +21 20
3 CRYSTAL PALACE LFC 9 +7 19
4 CAMBRIDGE WFC 9 +315
5 LUTON TOWN LFC 9 0 13
6 ENFIELD TOWN LFC 10 -5 13
7 DENHAM UNITED LFC 10 3 11
8 BEDFORD LFC 11 -11 8
9 IPSWICH TOWN LFC 9 -12 4
10 NORWICH CITY LFC 7 -24 4

The season is well under-way for Enfield Town Ladies and they are currently in sixth place of the FA Women's Premier League South East Division One. From reading the table it looks like a battle between C&K Basildon, MK Dons and Crystal Palace for the title.

The town's next fixtures all come at Donkey Lane as follows -

Sunday 4th January - CRYSTAL PALACE - 2pm
Sunday 18th January - DENHAM UNITED (Middlesex FA Capital Women's Cup) - 2pm
Sunday 25th January - IPSWICH TOWN - 2pm
Sunday 1st February - BEDFORD LFC - 2pm

NIL POINTS LEAGUE - STILL S&L AND SEAFORD

DIVISION TEAM P/L GF GA NEXT LEAGUE GAMES
UNITED COUNTIES DIVISION ONE STEWART & LLOYDS (Corby) 22/221691 NORTHAMPTON SPENCER - 20/12

Rothwell Corinthians - 26/12
SUSSEX COUNTY DIVISION TWO SEAFORD TOWN 17/1710 51 Bexhill United - 20/12

SALTDEAN UNITED - 26/12

Stewarts and Lloyds (Corby) and Seaford Town still occupy the no wins table as they are the only two teams in the ten levels of non-league football without a win or a draw so far in their league campaigns.

Stewart and Lloyds next two games in the United Counties League Division One come at home to 2nd placed Northampton Spencer and then a Boxing Day local derby trip to Rothwell Corinthians who are currently in 8th place.

Seaford Town go to Bexhill United (3rd place) before Saltdean United make the short trip to play them on Boxing Day. They are second from bottom in the table with only three wins in fifteen league games so this could be a great chance for Seaford Town to put some points on the board. Saltdean's last game was a 7-0 defeat away at Rustington.


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE ATTENDANCES


Below is a table of average attendances for this season's Essex Senior League and it shows the formation of the Clapton Ultras has had a really positive effect of The Ton's games. Their average of 123 is tiny in comparison to some non-league sides but in comparison to their averages from 2010/11 (35), 2011/12 (20), 2012/13 (43) and 2013/14 (83) it's a real increase. 88 more people are going through the gates at The Old Spotted Dog which equates to 251.42% on 2010/11's total.

Enfield 1893's move from Goldsdown Road out to ground share with Harlow Town at Barrows Farm has seen their average drop from 86 to 68.

 London Bari, the other side who play at The Old Spotted Dog, are bottom of the table in respect of crowds with an average of just 22.

Essex Senior League Attendances
up to and including Saturday 13th December 2014
League Games Only
POSITION CLUB PLAYED LOW HIGH AVERAGE TOTAL
1 CLAPTON 8 47 189 123 986
2 TAKELEY 9 50 87 71 635
3 ENFIELD 1893 11 42 105 68 744
4 BASILDON UNITED 9 32 102 67 604
5 TOWER HAMLETS 9 32 187 64 574
6 BOWERS & PITSEA 5 22 103 64 322
7 SOUTHEND MANOR 7 47 81 63 442
8 HARINGEY BOROUGH 9 30 108 61 550
9 HULLBRIDGE SPORTS 8 28 67 55 437
10 BARKING 10 35 88 53 529
11 SAWBRIDGEWORTH TOWN 7 31 7352 361
12 STANSTED 9 27 87 50 447
13 SPORTING BENGAL UNITED 9 23 123 46 411
14 WALTHAM FOREST 13 16 116 45 581
15 ILFORD 13 23 107 42 545
16 FC ROMANIA 9 15 102 41 373
17 GREENHOUSE LONDON 9 9 107 38 338
18 NEWHAM 9 20 65 38 343
19 ETON MANOR 5 15 53 29 143
20 LONDON BARI 8 14 25 22 173

Monday, 15 December 2014

BIG CHRISTMAS LOCAL DERBY AT HERNS LANE

A large crowd is expected at Herns Lane on Saturday 27th December when Hatfield Town visit Welwyn Garden City for a top of table local derby. Looking at the currently league placings in Division One you can see there is alot riding on this game. The Citizens only dropped points of the season came at home to current third placed side Risborough Rangers in a 0-0 draw.

Prior to the game Hatfield Town travel to Baldock Town in this Saturday with Welwyn entertaining Codicote (8th) this Wednesday evening at Herns Lane in another local derby followed by a trip to Amersham Town (20th) on Saturday.

It's value for money too with £5 entrance for adults £3 for concessions and under 16's for free!

Current SSMFL Divison One League Table
1 HATFIELD TOWN 18 15 2 1 45 17 +28 47 WDWLWW
2 WELWYN GARDEN CITY 16 15 1 0 49 6 +43 46 WWWWWW

BURGESS HILL TOWN REPRESENT THE RYMAN LEAGUE IN THE TROPHY

Division One (South) side Burgess Hill Town's amazing 0-1 FA Trophy victory at Vanarama Conference side Aldershot Town on Saturday makes The Hillians the only Ryman League club left on the road to Wembley in the competition. Ian Chapman's side are now the only side in the top eight levels of English Football without a league defeat. The two other Ryman League side's went out - AFC Sudbury lost 1-0 at Vanarama Conference side Braintree Town and Leiston lost 2-0 at Vanarama South side Bromley.

Burgess Hill Town have drawn another Conference side in the Second Round. Dartford visit Leylands Park on Saturday 10th January 2015.

Barnet (who still have to negotiate their home replay versus Concord Rangers tomorrow evening) are currently 6/1 favourites followed by Forest Green Rovers and Woking at 10/1.




FA VASE 2014/15 - UPDATE

It was a bad day in the FA Vase for the Spartan South Midlands League in the Third Round as the remaining four teams (London Colney, AFC Dunstable, St Margaretsbury and Tring Athletic) were all knocked out. Hullbridge Sports (the remaining Essex Senior League side) won through thanks to a 1-0 win versus Great Yarmouth Town. The draw has been made for the Fourth Round Proper as follows -

FA VASE FOURTH ROUND PROPER
Games to be played on Saturday 17th January and Sunday 18th January 2015

WALSALL WOOD v SHAW LANE AQUAFORCE/SHILDON
NORTH SHIELDS v CONSETT AFC
THURNBY NIRVANA v HOLBEACH UNITED
CHADDERTON v AFC MANSFIELD
WORKSOP v GLOSSOP NORTH END
HEANOR TOWN v DUNSTON UTS
TADCASTER ALBION v BROCTON
BODMIN TOWN v PHOENIX SPORTS
STANWAY ROVERS v SAFFRON WALDEN TOWN
ACOT UNITED v COLLIERS WOOD UNITED
BRADFORD TOWN v MELKSHAM TOWN
ASHFORD UNITED v NORWICH UNITED
GREENWICH BOROUGH v AFC ST AUSTELL
FLACKWELL HEATH v HULLBRIDGE SPORTS
ERITH AND BELVEDERE v YAXLEY - Sunday 18th January
HIGHWORTH TOWN v TUNBRIDGE WELLS

There are three step 6 clubs left in the competition being Saffron Walden Town, Chadderton and AFC Mansfield. There are no clubs left in the competition who have previously won the competition and just two who have previously got to the final being Dunston UTS (2012) and Glossop North End (2009). 

CLUBS LEFT IN THE COMPETITION BY LEAGUE

STEP 5
* denotes replay to be negotiated

COMBINED COUNITES LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION - 1 CLUB
COLLIERS WOOD UNITED

EASTERN COUNTIES LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION - 2 CLUBS
NORWICH UNITED 
STANWAY ROVERS

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE - 1 CLUB
HULLBRIDGE SPORTS

HELLENIC LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION - 3 CLUBS
ASCOT UNITED
FLACKWELL HEATH 
HIGHWORTH TOWN

MIDLAND LEAGUE - 2 CLUBS
BROCTON
WALSALL WOOD

NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE - 3 CLUBS (possibly 4)
HEANOR TOWN
SHAW LANE AQUAFORCE*
TADCASTER ALBION
WORKSOP TOWN

NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE - 3 CLUBS (possibly 4)
CONSETT AFC
DUNSTON UTS 
NORTH SHIELDS
SHILDON*

NORTH WEST COUNTIES LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION - 1 CLUB
GLOSSOP NORTH END

SOUTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE - 5 CLUBS
ASHFORD UNITED
GREENWICH BOROUGH
ERITH AND BELVEDERE 
PHOENIX SPORTS 
TUNBRIDGE WELLS

SOUTH WEST PENINSULA LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION - 2 CLUBS
AFC ST AUSTELL
BODMIN TOWN
 
UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION - 3 CLUBS
HOLBEACH UNITED 
THURNBY NIRVANA
YAXLEY 

WESTERN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION - 2 CLUBS
BRADFORD TOWN
MELKSHAM TOWN

STEP 6

EASTERN COUNTIES LEAGUE DIVISION ONE - 1 CLUB
SAFFRON WALDEN TOWN

NORTH WEST COUNTIES LEAGUE DIVISION ONE - 1 CLUB
CHADDERTON

NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE DIVISION ONE - 1 CLUB
AFC MANSFIELD

Sunday, 14 December 2014

HENDON THROUGH TO LEAGUE CUP THIRD ROUND

Match played on Tuesday 9th December 2014 

97 fans braved the elements on a rainy wet evening to watch the North London derby between Enfield Town and Hendon last Tuesday. It was a much changed Town side from Saturday's 2-1 league defeat at VCD Athletic that took to the field with only Nathan McDonald, Phil Kane, Taylor Hastings and Tyler Campbell remaining in the starting XI. Hendon manager Gary McCann made only four changes to his starting XI with David Diedhiou, Charlie Goode, Sam Murphy and Aaron Morgan all coming in from their previous game at Bognor Regis Town.

Town started the game brightly with Ade Cole's shot well saved by Hendon keeper Ben McNamara the best chance of the first half but it was The Greens who gradually became the better side in a scrappy first half of few chances.

Hendon made it 0-1 just after the break via a nice finish from Kezie Ibe who broke free following a stray pass from Town in the midfield. The introduction of Corey Whitely for Town improved the home side's attacking options with his shot from the edge of the box expertly saved by McNamara which kept the score at 0-1.

Hendon face Hampton and Richmond Borough at home in the next round. 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS BELOW