The heavens opened and the rain came down and Saturday’s SSML programme became an updated list of postponed matches leaving the Fixture Secretary turning the air blue as each telephone call came in, In the end seven games survived the morning dew and they served up a tasty treat for the die-hard supporters that braved the elements.
Totternhoe hit seven for the second successive Saturday in a cup competition. Sarratt reach their first semi-final this Century. The 7 games seeing 30 goals (an average of 4.29 per game). Dereece O’Callaghan (Totternhoe) leading the way with a four goal haul, while Dominic Lawless and Matt Cruse (both Buckingham Athletic) weighed in with hat-tricks.
14 December Stats: 7 games played of which 3 were home wins, 1 away win and 3 draws.
(Most League Wins – all Divisions): 14 Colney Heath, Tring Athletic, 13 St Panteleimon, 12 Winslow United, Milton Keynes Robins.
(Most League Draws – all Divisions): 9 Arlesey Town, 7 FC Broxbourne Borough, Crawley Green, 6 Newport Pagnell Town, Oxhey Jets.
(Most League Defeats – all Divisions): 13 North Greenford United, London Colney, Park View, 12 Brimsdown, 11 Baldock Town, Edgware Town, Langford.
Without a Draw:
(Premier Division League): Tring Athletic.
(Division One League): Winslow United.
(Division Two League): Berkhamsted Raiders, Mursley United, Old Bradwell United, Unite MK.
Without a Win:
(Division Two League): The 61FC (Luton).
Most Goals Scored:
(Premier Division League): 53 Newport Pagnell Town.
(Division One League): 61 St Panteleimon.
(Division Two League): 34 Pitstone & Ivinghoe.
Most Goals Conceded:
(Premier Division League): 47 London Colney.
(Division One League): 52 Enfield Borough.
(Division Two League): 47 The 61FC (Luton).
Fewest Goals Conceded:
(Premier Division League): 8 Colney Heath.
(Division One League): 18 Stotfold.
(Division Two League): 4 Old Bradwell United.
Fewest Goals Scored:
(Premier Division League): 16 Baldock Town.
(Division One League): 20 Park View.
(Division Two League): 7 Buckingham United.
Saturday’s Highest Attendances: 116 Eynesbury Rovers v Dunstable Town, 66 Edgware Town v Broadfields United and 54 Ampthill Town v Buckingham Athletic.
Season’s Highest Attendances to date (Premier Division Clubs): 426 Leighton Town v Eastbourne Town (FA Vase), 245 Colney Heath v Corby Town (FA Cup) and 221 Dunstable Town v Bishop’s Stortford (FA Cup).
Season’s Highest Attendances to date (Division One Clubs): 278 Winslow United v Roman Glass St George (FA Cup), 145 Winslow United v Milton Keynes Robins and 134 Shefford Town & Campton v FC Broxbourne Borough.
Season’s Highest Attendances to date (Division Two Clubs): 103 Aston Clinton v MK Gallacticos, 76 Mursley United v Old Bradwell United and 72 Buckingham United v Pitstone & Ivinghoe.
Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Premier Division Clubs): 32 Danny Webb (Leighton Town), 23 Jim Burnside (Newport Pagnell Town), 22 Jon Clements (Colney Heath).
Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Division One Clubs): 27 Henry Snee (Shefford Town & Campton), 25 Courtney Massay (St Panteleimon), 23 Jamie Cerminara (Ampthill Town).
Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Division Two Clubs): 12 Jervon Campbell (Pitstone & Ivinghoe, Bovingdon), Marcus Rivers (Sarratt), 11 Lemar Mason-Williams (Aston Clinton), Josh Smith (MK Gallacticos), Darryl Smith (Old Bradwell United), 9 Cole Rawson (Unite MK), Tommy Cooke (Old Bradwell United).
Total Sin-Bins Season to Date (174):
Clubs with no Sin Bins (3): Hillingdon Borough, Sarratt, Tring Corinthians AFC.
Saturday 14th December
Edgware Town recorded their fifth league win in their last six outings as they saw off visiting Broadfields United 3-1 to move up to 12th place in the table. Eynesbury Rovers are now 7th following their first league win for a month as they saw off visiting Dunstable Town by the odd goal in three. The day’s other fixture saw Crawley Green being held 1-1 by visiting Oxhey Jets. Full results and goalscorers (where known) are listed below.
1-1 Crawley Green v Oxhey Jets (Holmes) / (Lewis) Attendance: 42
3-1 Edgware Town v Broadfields United (Taylor , Ofori) / (Unknown) Attendance: 66
2-1 Eynesbury Rovers v Dunstable Town (Fuller [pen], Baker) / (Hankins) Attendance: 116
Visiting Buckingham Athletic dented Ampthill Town’s promotion hopes with a 6-0 win with both Lawless and Cruse bagging hat-tricks. The day’s other game to survive the weather saw Enfield Borough and London Lions battling out a goalless draw. Full results and goalscorers are listed below.
0-6 Ampthill Town v Buckingham Athletic (Lawless , Cruse ) Attendance: 54
0-0 Enfield Borough v London Lions Attendance: 25
DIVISION TWO CUP Quarter Final
Totternhoe produced a stunning display as they saw off visiting Unite MK 7-2 in the Division Two Cup quarter-final with O’Callaghan finding the net four times to give the ‘Totts’ their first semi-final place since 2016. Full result and goalscorers listed below.
7-2 Totternhoe v Unite MK (O’Callaghan , Langlais , Dem) / (Horn, Parker) Attendance: 31
HERTS SENIOR CENTENARY TROPHY Quarter Final
In an all SSML affair Berkhamsted Raiders hosted Sarratt for a place in the last four of the Herts Senior Centenary Trophy, the visitors led 2-1 at the break but were pegged back after the interval as the game finished 3-3, before Sarratt held their nerve to win 6-5 in the penalty shoot-out to advance into the semi-finals. Full result and goalscorers listed below.
3-3 [5-6 pens] Berkhamsted Raiders v Sarratt (Caines , Wootton) / (McIntosh, Loakes, Rivers) Attendance: 30
Remember to tune into Three Counties Radio (Herts, Beds & Bucks) and a show all about local non-league football- The show is live every Tuesday evening from 6.00pm – 7.00pm and is the perfect opportunity to catch up with our local non-league scene at all levels. This week presenter Ollie Bayliss is joined by Alan Harris and Steve Nott-Macaire from the Twitter feed @SportTeamtalk, Steve is a former Risborough Rangers and Holmer Green player. Note there will be no shows on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
The result of this week’s Team of the Day Poll with 64 votes cast is:-
The hard working groundsmen who managed to get their pitch playable on a day hit by the weather 63%
Buckingham Athletic 16%
Edgware Town and Totternhoe 11%