Sunday, 26 April 2015

RYMAN LEAGUE PLAY-OFF MATCHES

Well Division One's South and North are sorted with the Premier Division situation well written about elsewhere including TheColdEnd as I am currently a very frustrated, perplexed and befuddled Enfield Town fan- it's complex!! Whatever the decision maybe it will have ramifications across all of football - it's summed up very well by twohundredpercent.net here.  

What I will say is I feel for the players and supporters of not just my own team but the other clubs involved - some may not be available if the games are delayed from Thursday evening and then the final next Monday. 

Harlow Town, who in any other season, would of walked away with the title with their 103 point haul now have to concentrate on their play-off game against fifth placed Thurrock who finished 19 points below them in the table. Brentwood Town travel to AFC Sudbury in the other game.

Three out of the four clubs in the Division One (South) play offs have scored over 100 goals in their 46 game regular season so could there be a few goals scored on Tuesday evening. Folkestone Invicta and Mertsham have scored 107 each with Faverham Town scoring 111. 

Good luck to all teams involved.  By this time next week two of the eight clubs in the North and South play-offs will be looking forward to Premier Division football for the 2015/16 season.

TUESDAY 28th APRIL
RYMAN DIVISION ONE (SOUTH)
FOLKESTONE INVICTA v WHYTELEAFE
FAVERSHAM TOWN v MERTSHAM

WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL
RYMAN DIVISION ONE (NORTH)
HARLOW TOWN v THURROCK
AFC SUDBURY v BRENTWOOD TOWN

THURSDAY 30th APRIL??????
RYMAN PREMIER DIVISION
HENDON v ENFIELD TOWN or METROPOLITAN POLICE
MARGATE v DULWICH HAMLET

Saturday, 25 April 2015

SAM FRANKLIN-JONES IS HAT-TRICK HERO FOR BURY RANGERS

Bury Rangers celebrate with the Centenary Trophy with hat trick hero Sam Franklin-Jones in the middle with his Man of the Match award.
It was a memorable evening for Bury Rangers on Friday as they won the Hertford and District Centenary Trophy with a 3-2 victory over local rival's Bengeo Trinity. Described in the match programme squad profiles 'sometimes knows where the goal is' and with '#pacetoburn' it was Sam Franklin-Jones who was the hero for Rangers scored a well deserved hat-trick and being awarded the man of the match. Both goalkeepers made some terrific saves during the game.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS 
inc all the goals scored and trophy presentation



What was good to see that both sides got on with the game in good spirits with the referee and his assistants who were brilliant making all the right decisions at the right time.


Both Bury Rangers and Bengeo Trinity have some league games left to play. Rangers home games against FC Cornerstone (Saturday 2nd May) and Watton-At-Stone (Saturday 9th May).

Trinity have a very busy few weeks with the following fixtures where there could still be crowned title winners. Current table toppers Oracle Components could get to a points total of 38 if they win their last two games - one of which is against Bengeo. If Trinity win all their games they would get to a points total of 40 so it looks like the crunch game is on Saturday 2nd May. Oracle Components face Inter Hoddesdon Town at home this afternoon. 

Tuesday 28th April - Westmill
Thursday 30th April - INTER HODDESDON TOWN 
Saturday 2nd May - Oracle Components
Tuesday 5th May - Watton-At-Stone
Thuesday 7th May - Sumners
Saturday 9th May - Inter Hoddesdon Town

Friday, 24 April 2015

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?


The dramatic news has broken that Enfield Town Football Club have been found guilty by The Football Association of playing midfielder Aryan Tajbaksh whilst ineligible. Club officials, including Chairman Paul Reed, attended Wembley Stadium and vigorously defended the club but despite the FA recognising several issues in favour of Enfield Town (detailed below) the decision of their panel was to find the club and player guilty.

There has been no penalty or costs awarded against the club but the ramifications could have massive implications on the chances of the team reaching the play-offs. Under Ryman League rules there could be a chance that the Town will be deducted three points for a game which Town won when Tajbaksh should of been suspended - this has yet to have been confirmed?

The whole story is detailed above in the an extract from tomorrow afternoon's programme. There has been a huge amount of support for the club and it's position across social media this morning including fans of our great rival's Wingate and Finchley and Wealdstone.

ALL ENFIELD TOWN FANS CAN DO IS TURN UP IN NUMBERS AT DONKEY LANE TOMORROW AND CHEER BRADLEY QUINTON'S BLUE AND WHITE ARMY ON TO VICTORY AS IF THE TOWN LOSE WE COULD END UP FINISHING OUTSIDE OF THE TOP FIVE....THEN HOPE COMMON SENSE PREVAILS. 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

COMET STEVENAGE SUNDAY LEAGUE CUP FINAL DATES

The Comet Stevenage Sunday Football League Cup Final dates are coming up over the next week as follows - All games will be played at Top Field, Hitchin Town FC.

CHALLENGE CUP FINAL
Sunday 26th April 2015
BROADHALL ATHLETIC v DUN COW 
Kick Off 10.30am

DIVISION ONE CUP FINAL
Tuesday 28th April 2015
LEISURE LEAGUES HERTS v MSC ACTIVE FC
Kick Off 7.30pm 

PREMIER DIVISION CUP FINAL 
Wednesday 29th April 2015
ONENESS FC v BROADHALL ATHLETIC 
Kick Off 7.30pm

Here are some of the highlights The Cold End has captured from previous cup finals

2010 
Division One Cup Final played at Broadhall Way between Dun Cow Res and Highview which was a seven goal thriller 



2012 
Challenge Cup Final between Dun Cow and Real Stevenage which DC won 5-0

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

ETFC TV VIDEO FOR SATURDAY'S CRUNCH GAME

THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE TO BE IN NORTH LONDON ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. @ETFCTV HAVE PRODUCED THIS PROMOTIONAL VIDEO TO WET YOUR APPETITE FOR WHAT SHOULD HOPEFULLY BE A BRILLIANT AFTERNOON IF YOU ARE AN ENFIELD TOWN FAN.

CASTLECROFT RANGERS END OF SEASON FUNDRAISER-RAFFLE

Castlecroft Rangers of the Birmingham Amateur Football Association League Division Four are holding an end of season fundraisng raffle with some amazing prizes on offer including two tickets to the FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium and a signed and framed print of Wayne Rooney scoring his famous goal versus Manchester City in 2011.

Tickets are £5 each and can be purchased on-line by contacting the club via their twitter feed @CastlecroftRngr which currently has an impressive following of 4,434 people.

TITLE DECIDER IN THE EVO STIK SOUTHERN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

POS TEAM P GD PTS PP
1 POOLE TOWN 43 +50 91 94
2 CORBY TOWN  43 +38 91 94

I wrote earlier about a winner takes all game between Saffron Walden Town and Great Yarmouth Town on Saturday - There are many games such as this over the coming weekend with possibly the best coming in Dorset. After forty-three games played of a forty-four game season Poole Town and Corby Town find themselves on 91 points each and who plays each other this weekend? You just couldn't make it up could you?

The Steelmen visit The Dolphins in a real title decider which is likely to pack out Poole Town's 2,000 capacity Tatnam ground. With the home side's goal difference on +50 and Corby's at +38 a home draw would be enough to see Step Two football for the 2015/16 campaign. 

Back on Saturday 20th December 2014 Corby Town beat Poole Town 1-0 at Steel Park in front of 602 people. How much would they want the same result on Saturday??