The last remaining unbeaten league record ended at Winslow United. Leighton Town leave it late to progress in FA Vase. Eynesbury Rovers reach FA Vase Fourth Round for the first time. Tring Athletic and Colney Heath continue their battle for the Premier title. The 24 games seeing 99 goals (an average of 4.13 per game). Josiah Johnson (Amersham Town), Connor Maher (Rayners Lane) and Robert Doncaster (Aston Clinton) all weighing in with hat-tricks.
30 November Stats: 24 games played of which 10 were home wins, 10 were away wins and 4 were draws.
(Most League Wins – all Divisions): 13 Colney Heath, Tring Athletic, 12 St Panteleimon, Winslow United, 11 Milton Keynes Robins.
(Most League Draws – all Divisions): 9 Arlesey Town, 7 FC Broxbourne Borough, 6 Crawley Green.
(Most League Defeats – all Divisions): 13 North Greenford United, 12 London Colney, Park View, 11 Edgware Town, Brimsdown, Langford.
Without a Draw:
(Premier Division League): Colney Heath, Tring Athletic.
(Division One League): Winslow United.
(Division Two League): Berkhamsted Raiders, Mursley United, Old Bradwell United, Unite MK.
Without a Win:
(Premier Division League): North Greenford United.
(Division Two League): The 61FC (Luton).
Most Goals Scored:
(Premier Division League): 52 Newport Pagnell Town.
(Division One League): 58 New Salamis.
(Division Two League): 34 Pitstone & Ivinghoe.
Most Goals Conceded:
(Premier Division League): 45 North Greenford United.
(Division One League): 50 Enfield Borough, Langford.
(Division Two League): 44 The 61FC (Luton).
Fewest Goals Conceded:
(Premier Division League): 7 Colney Heath.
(Division One League): 18 Stotfold.
(Division Two League): 4 Old Bradwell United.
Fewest Goals Scored:
(Premier Division League): 14 Baldock Town.
(Division One League): 19 Park View.
(Division Two League): 7 Buckingham United.
Saturday’s Highest Attendances: 426 Leighton Town v Eastbourne Town, 117 Newport Pagnell Town v Kirkley & Pakefield and 106 Winslow United v St Panteleimon.
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): 29 Danny Webb (Leighton Town), 22 Jim Burnside (Newport Pagnell Town), 21 Jon Clements (Colney Heath).
Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Division One Clubs): 25 Henry Snee (Shefford Town & Campton), 22 Courtney Massay (St Panteleimon) 21 Courtney Austin (Hillingdon Borough, New Salamis).
Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Division Two Clubs): 11 Jervon Campbell (Pitstone & Ivinghoe, Bovingdon), Lemar Mason-Williams (Aston Clinton), Josh Smith (MK Gallacticos), Darryl Smith (Old Bradwell United), 10 Marcus Rivers (Sarratt).
Total Sin-Bins Season to Date (161):
Clubs with no Sin Bins (6): Codicote, Edgware Town, Hillingdon Borough, London Lions, Sarratt, Tring Corinthians AFC.
Saturday 30th November
THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Third Round
The SSML will have two clubs in the last 32 (Fourth Round) following Saturday’s results, Eynesbury Rovers returned from their seaside trip to FC Clacton (Thurlow Nunn League) with a 2-1 win to progress into uncharted waters for the club. Leighton Town, previous quarter-finalists, secured their Fourth Round place in front of the 2nd highest crowd of the round, Town knocking out the much fancied Southern Combination League side Eastbourne Town 2-1 thanks to a late Archie McClelland winner. The SSML’s other club in action, Newport Pagnell Town, found visiting Thurlow Nunn League side Kirkley & Pakefield a tough nut to crack and eventually two second half strikes saw the visitor’s progress. Full results and goalscorers listed below.
(Stop Press – Monday’s draw has produced an all SSML tie in Round Four)
1-2 FC Clacton v Eynesbury Rovers (Ribchester) / (Lewis, Brown) Attendance: 103
2-1 Leighton Town v Eastbourne Town (Webb, McClelland) / (Perry) Attendance: 426
0-2 Newport Pagnell Town v Kirkley & Pakefield (Russell ) Attendance: 117
LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY Second Round
Division Two Aston Clinton pulled off the cup upset of the day as they booked their place in the Third Round of the League Challenge Trophy with a 4-2 success over Division One side Bedford, the club’s reward is a trip to Premier Division Arlesey Town later this month. Full result and goalscorers (where known) listed below.
4-2 Aston Clinton v Bedford (Doncaster , Williams) / (Unknown) Attendance: 35
Having lost their last two league outings it was back to normal on Saturday for leaders Tring Athletic with a crushing first half performance to lead 5-0 at the break against struggling visitors London Colney, the visitors did have the honours of winning the second period with the only goal. Second placed Colney Heath made it ten out of ten in the league at home as they saw off the challenge of second bottom Baldock Town 2-0, this being the club’s fourth successive clean sheet in the league and keeps them level on points at the top with games in hand. Harpenden Town moved into fourth spot with a 3-1 win at Oxhey Jets while Biggleswade United drop to fifth after a 2-2 home draw with Crawley Green, the visitors once again proving they are the comeback kings having trailed at the break. At the other end of the table Arlesey Town picked up a useful point with a 2-2 draw at Potton United while Dunstable Town drop into the bottom four after going down at home against Leverstock Green by the odd goal in five. In the days other fixtures Wembley drew 2-2 at Harefield United while Aylesbury Vale Dynamos won 2-1 at Edgware Town. Full results and goalscorers are listed below.
2-2 Biggleswade United v Crawley Green (Parkinson [pen], Amador) / (Younger, P Draycott) Attendance: 89
2-0 Colney Heath v Baldock Town (Clements ) Attendance: 87
2-3 Dunstable Town v Leverstock Green (Stapleton  [both pens]) / (Blake, Stevens, Peerless) Attendance: 88
1-2 Edgware Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos (McCluskey) / (Gaspar, Fitzgerald) Attendance: 67
2-2 Harefield United v Wembley (Farhall, Pacquette) / (Ebonine, Ogunsola) Attendance: 55
1-3 Oxhey Jets v Harpenden Town (Cameron) / (Mensah, Dallas, Plowright) Attendance: 45
2-2 Potton United v Arlesey Town (Shortt, Andrews) / (Hatch, Moss) Attendance: 74
5-1 Tring Athletic v London Colney (Mealing , Mitchell  [1 pen], Dixon) / (Vaughan [pen]) Attendance: 67
The Division One Game of the Day saw second placed Winslow United welcoming table toppers and unbeaten St Panteleimon. The large crowd of 106 were served up a treat, six goals, sin bins, a missed penalty and the end of an unbeaten league run, United closed the gap at the top to four points with their ninth successive league win. Racing into a 3-0 lead shortly after the start of the second period the hosts then found themselves down to nine with two players cooling their heels in the sin bin and to add insult the visitors netted twice before a four goal from the hosts sealed the points with time left for the visitors to miss from the spot. Third and fourth placed Milton Keynes Robins and New Salamis kept up the pressure on the top two with wins on the road, Robins winning the big derby at Buckingham Athletic 3-2 while NS won 6-0 at bottom club Park View. Amersham Town won the big relegation battle at Brimsdown by the odd goal in five while Langford drop into the bottom three after a 1-5 reverse at Rayners Lane with all the goals coming after the break, the hosts now sit just outside the automatic promotion places. In the days other games Enfield Borough pulled off a big 2-1 win at home against high flying Shefford Town & Campton while Ampthill Town won 2-0 at London Tigers. Full results and goalscorers (where known) are listed below.
2-3 Brimsdown v Amersham Town (Tiryaki ) / (Johnson  [1 pen]) Attendance: 21
2-3 Buckingham Athletic v Milton Keynes Robins (Staley, Lawless) / (Filip, Spence [pen], Dummett) Attendance: 50
2-1 Enfield Borough v Shefford Town & Campton (Ennin, Harris) / (Unknown) Attendance: 21
0-2 London Tigers v Ampthill Town (Cerminara ) Attendance: Unknown
0-6 Park View v New Salamis (Lutaaya , C Georgiou, Austin, H Georgiou, Marku) Attendance: Unknown
5-1 Rayners Lane v Langford (Maher , Davis, D Hastings) / (Unknown) Attendance: 36
4-2 Winslow United v St Panteleimon (Gwilliam , Dalton, Freshwater) / (Unknown) Attendance: 106
HERTS SENIOR CENTENARY TROPHY Quarter Final
Holders London Lions relinquished their hold on the Herts Senior Centenary Trophy when exiting in the lottery of a penalty shoot-out, the Lions had been held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Herts Senior County League side New River Athletic. Full result and goalscorers (where known) listed below.
1-1 [4-5 pens] London Lions v New River Athletic (Bolle) / (Unknown) Attendance: 15
ANAGRAM RECORDS TROPHY Second Round
Bovingdon moved into the quarter-finals with a solid 5-0 win over visiting Middlesex County League side Sporting Hackney, the hosts scoring all five after the interval. Tring Corinthians AFC fell short of forcing a penalty shoot-out when coming from 0-3 down at the interval to lose by the odd goal in five at home against Essex Olympian League side Rayleigh Town. Full results and goalscorers (where known) listed below.
5-0 Bovingdon v Sporting Hackney (Unknown) Attendance: 20
2-3 Tring Corinthians AFC v Rayleigh Town (Unknown) / (Vile, Moss, Talbot) Attendance: 35
Old Bradwell United made it ten games without defeat (one of which they did lose in a penalty shoot-out) since losing at Codicote, this time OBU gained ample revenge with a 3-0 win over the Hertfordshire club and in doing so moved to within two points of the table toppers along with recording their 7th successive clean sheet. The day’s other league fixture saw Unite MK defeating visiting Totternhoe by the odd goal in five, scoring twice in the last five minutes to secure the three points and lift them to mid-table security. Full results and goalscorers listed below.
3-0 Old Bradwell United v Codicote (Cooke, Bhasin, Darryl Smith [pen]) Attendance: 42
3-2 Unite MK v Totternhoe (Crossley, Rawson, Daubney) / (O’Callaghan, Smith) Attendance: 15
A big thank you to all the club’s that supported this seasons Rainbow Laces campaign (22 November – 8 December), Rainbow Laces is a campaign promoting LGBT+ equality within sports (like football and rugby) as homophobia, biphobia and transphobia remain an underlying issue. As a transgendered person involved in football this cause is close to my heart so once again thank you to all that have or will be supporting Rainbow Laces this coming week.
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 Ware manager Paul Halsey and Kings Langley kit-man Gary Rodger.
The result of this week’s Team of the Day Poll with 78 votes cast is:-
Leighton Town 41%
Winslow United 22%
Aston Clinton 14%