North Greenford United’s wait for a league win comes to an end. Park View continue to spring surprises in the League Challenge Trophy. Potton United put five past FA Vase hero’s Eynesbury Rovers while Tring Athletic win at Step 4 Welwyn Garden City.
3/4 December Stats: 9 games played of which 6 were home wins, 1 was an away wins and 2 draws.
Highest Midweek Attendances: 86 Winslow United v Risborough Rangers, 49 Biggleswade United v Crawley Green and 46 Northwood v Harefield United.
TUESDAY 3rd DECEMBER / WEDNESDAY 4th DECEMBER
LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY Third Round
Having knocked out Premier Division leaders Tring Athletic in the last round Division One basement side Park View produced another giant-killing in the League Challenge Trophy as they saw off visiting third placed Premier Division side Newport Pagnell Town 3-1 to book a quarter-final tie at either Arlesey Town or Aston Clinton. Full result and goalscorers are listed below.
3-1 Park View v Newport Pagnell Town (Sampong, Appiah, Mensah) / (Clarke) Attendance: 15
It’s been a long wait but it finally ended on Tuesday evening as North Greenford United recorded their first league win of the campaign, a 3-0 win over Baldock Town the club immediately above them in the table, the result means the gap has been reduced to four points. Biggleswade United moved up into fourth place as they ground out a solitary goal success over visiting Leverstock Green. In the night’s other games Edgware Town won 2-1 at home against Crawley Green while Wembley and London Colney battled out a 2-2 draw at Vale Farm. Full results and goalscorers listed below.
1-0 Biggleswade United v Leverstock Green (Smith) Attendance: 49
2-1 Edgware Town v Crawley Green (Ofori ) / (Younger) Attendance: 42
3-0 North Greenford United v Baldock Town (Barnett , C Molyneaux) Attendance: 46
2-2 Wembley v London Colney (Ebonine ) / (Beevor, Octave) Attendance: 26
DUDLEY LATHAM MEMORIAL (PREMIER DIVISION) CUP Second Round
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Potton United swept into the quarter-finals of the Dudley Latham Memorial Cup with a 5-1 win over visiting Eynesbury Rovers, all the hosts goals coming from recent signings A hat-trick from Abraham Eze and a brace from George Brinkman. Full result and goalscorers are listed below.
5-1 Potton United v Eynesbury Rovers (Eze , Brinkman ) / (Diejomaoh) Attendance: 86
HERTS CHARITY SHIELD Quarter Final
Tring Athletic booked a semi-final date at Colney Heath with a solitary goal win over Step 4 and former SSML club Welwyn Garden City, Tring survived a missed penalty by their hosts before breaking the deadlock shortly before the interval. Full result and goalscorer are listed below.
0-1 Welwyn Garden City v Tring Athletic (Dunstan) Attendance: Unknown
MIDDLESEX SENIOR CHALLENGE CUP Second Round
Broadfields United booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Middlesex Senior Challenge Cup with a 2-0 win over Combined Counties League side CB Hounslow United. Full result and goalscorers listed below.
2-0 Broadfields United v CB Hounslow United (@ Rayners Lane FC) (Stefanoaica ) Attendance: 19
MIDDLESEX SENIOR CHARITY CUP Second Round
Rayners Lane’s gallant attempts to progress in the Middlesex Senior Charity Cup ended in the most cruellest of ways, the dreaded penalty shoot-out. Having earned the right to a shoot-out with a last gasp equalizer at Vanarama National League South Hampton & Richmond Borough the Lane lost their way from twelve yards. Full result and goalscorers are listed below.
1-1 [3-1 pens] Hampton & Richmond Borough v Rayners Lane (Lewthwaite) / (R Hastings) Attendance: 78
Including caretakers, only one of Arsenal’s last five managers has won their first home game in charge – Pat Rice against Sheffield Wednesday in September 1996.