The moisture in the air continued to stay away with all scheduled fixtures going ahead on Saturday. No changes at the top of the tables as Tring Athletic and Colney Heath continue to dominate in the race for promotion to Step 4 while league debutants St Panteleimon remain on course for promotion to the top flight. Some important dates for your diaries, Wednesday sees the draw for the League Challenge Trophy quarter-finals while next Monday we have the draw for the Division two Cup semi-finals. Both draws will be on my Twitter feed around midday, @SSMLFixtures.
Totternhoe hit seven in a cup competition for the first time since October 2016. North Greenford United having waited so long for a league win this campaign made it two on the trot. Amersham Town score six for the second time in three games. The 26 games seeing 94 goals (an average of 3.62 per game). Courtney Massay (St Panteleimon) nets the only hat-trick of the day.
7 December Stats: 26 games played of which 15 were home wins, 10 were away wins and 1 draw.
(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, 6 Crawley Green.
(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): Colney Heath, 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): 52 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): 7 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: 184 Leighton Town v Biggleswade United, 114 Newport Pagnell Town v Tring Athletic and 77 Colney Heath v Wembley.
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), 22 Jim Burnside (Newport Pagnell Town), Jon Clements (Colney Heath), 18 Lorrell Smith (Biggleswade United).
Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Division One Clubs): 26 Henry Snee (Shefford Town & Campton), 22 Courtney Massay (St Panteleimon), Courtney Austin (Hillingdon Borough, New Salamis), 21 Jamie Cerminara (Ampthill Town), Ash Hunt (Hillingdon Borough).
Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Division Two Clubs): 12 Jervon Campbell (Pitstone & Ivinghoe, Bovingdon), 11 Lemar Mason-Williams (Aston Clinton), Josh Smith (MK Gallacticos), Darryl Smith (Old Bradwell United), Marcus Rivers (Sarratt), 9 Cole Rawson (Unite MK).
Total Sin-Bins Season to Date (167):
Clubs with no Sin Bins (4): Codicote, Hillingdon Borough, Sarratt, Tring Corinthians AFC.
Saturday 7th December
North Greenford United made it back to back wins with their first win on the road at Arlesey Town, the London side winning 1-0 although they remain bottom of the table. At the top it is as you were as both Tring Athletic and Colney Heath recorded wins, leaders Tring winning 2-0 at Newport Pagnell Town, the visitors are now three games without a win. Second place Colney Heath defeated Wembley by a solitary goal to avenge their 0-1 defeat a month ago. Harpenden Town are up to third following a 3-1 home success against Eynesbury Rovers. At the bottom Baldock Town moved out of the bottom two with a 2-1 win at Broadfields United with London Colney replacing them in the bottom two after going down at home to Dunstable Town by the odd goal in three. Edgware Town won 2-0 at Leverstock Green while Leighton Town continued their recent fine form with a 3-1 home susses over fifth placed Biggleswade United. Elsewhere Aylesbury Vale Dynamos edged out visiting Oxhey Jets by the odd goal in three and Potton United won by a solitary goal at Crawley Green. Full results and goalscorers (where known) are listed below.
0-1 Arlesey Town v North Greenford United (Barnett) Attendance: 59
2-1 Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Oxhey Jets (Gill ) / (Simao) Attendance: 63
1-2 Broadfields United v Baldock Town (Gardner) / (Thake, Piggott) Attendance: 29
1-0 Colney Heath v Wembley (Clements) Attendance: 77
0-1 Crawley Green v Potton United (Goodman) Attendance: 30
3-1 Harpenden Town v Eynesbury Rovers (Blunden, Turner, Scott [pen]) / (Brown) Attendance: 31
3-1 Leighton Town v Biggleswade United (Webb , Pattie) / (Smith [pen]) Attendance: 184
0-2 Leverstock Green v Edgware Town (Benavides, Page) Attendance: 46
1-2 London Colney v Dunstable Town (Unknown) / (Murphy, Shepherd) Attendance: 45
0-2 Newport Pagnell Town v Tring Athletic (Mitchell, Toner) Attendance: 114
Amersham Town made it three league wins on the bounce with a 6-4 win at home against Ampthill Town, the hosts taking their goal tally in those three games to 15 equalling the number they had scored in their first thirteen league outings. At the top St Panteleimon continue to lead the way following a 5-2 success against visiting Shefford Town & Campton. Milton Keynes Robins are up to second after defeating Enfield Borough 2-0 while the morning’s second place club Winslow United slipped to third after suffering a 1-3 defeat at London Lions. Rayners Lane remain just outside the automatic top four promotion places after seeing off visiting Bedford by the odd goal in five. At the bottom Park View (who enjoyed a midweek cup success against Premier Division side Newport Pagnell Town) continue to prop up the rest as their latest outing saw them beaten at home by London Tigers by the odd goal in three. Brimsdown remain second from bottom after suffering a 0-5 defeat at Buckingham Athletic while the day’s other action saw Hillingdon Borough beaten at home by FC Broxbourne Borough, the visitors winning 2-1. Full results and goalscorers (where known) are listed below.
6-4 Amersham Town v Ampthill Town (Wallace , Thomas , Johnson, Aldridge) / (Unknown) Attendance: 20
5-0 Buckingham Athletic v Brimsdown (Lawless , Cruse, Hassell, Sare) Attendance: 24
1-2 Hillingdon Borough v FC Broxbourne Borough (Hunt) / (Bancans, Clarke) Attendance: 10
3-1 London Lions v Winslow United (Unknown) / (Unknown) Attendance: 28
2-0 Milton Keynes Robins v Enfield Borough (Spence ) Attendance: 44
1-2 Park View v London Tigers (Ofori) / (Unknown) Attendance: 8
3-2 Rayners Lane v Bedford (Blagden , Doolan) / (Walsh, Kelly) Attendance: 38
5-2 St Panteleimon v Shefford Town & Campton (Massay , Doukhi ) / (Unknown) Attendance: 24
BEDS SENIOR TROPHY Quarter Finals
Division Two side Totternhoe booked their semi-final place with a resounding 7-1 win at Beds County League side Cranfield United while Division One Stotfold enjoyed a 4-1 home success against AFC Oakley of the Beds County League. The semi-finals next month will see the Totts at home against current Beds County League table toppers Stevington while Stotfold will host Biggleswade FC Reserves. Full results and goalscorers listed below.
1-7 Cranfield United v Totternhoe (Mitten) / (O’Callaghan , Langlais, Dixon, Taylor, Clarke, Smith) Attendance: 35
4-1 Stotfold v AFC Oakley (Robertson, Carroll, Forsythe, Cleghorn) / (Smith) Attendance: 56
With the top three involved in cup action Aston Clinton moved into fourth place with a hard fought win over visiting Unite MK by the odd goal in five. At the bottom The 61FC (Luton) continue to look for their first win, their latest outing brought about a 0-3 defeat at Codicote. Sarratt won the clash between two of the bottom five when they recorded a 4-1 success on the road at Mursley United. The day’s other fixture saw Bovingdon and Buckingham United battle out a goalless draw. Full results and goalscorers (where known) listed below.
3-2 Aston Clinton v Unite MK (Mealor, Doncaster, Harper [pen]) / (Rawson ) Attendance: 27
0-0 Bovingdon v Buckingham United Attendance: 22
3-0 Codicote v The 61FC (Luton) (Warman, Evans, Price) Attendance: 37
1-4 Mursley United v Sarratt (Unknown) / (Loakes , White, Rivers) Attendance: 26
DIVISION TWO CUP Quarter Finals
The Division’s top two clubs maintained their hopes of a league and cup ‘double’ as both booked their places in the semi-finals. Old Bradwell United saw off local rivals MK Gallacticos in an incident packed game which saw both clubs having a player sent-off, OBU winning 3-0. Current table toppers Pitstone & Ivinghoe overcame the challenge of Berkhamsted Raiders to defeat their visitors by two goals to nil. Full results and goalscorers listed below.
3-0 Old Bradwell United v MK Gallacticos (Cooke , Pursey) Attendance: 42
2-0 Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Berkhamsted Raiders (Campbell, Doughty) Attendance: 50
It’s a hard life for those people that tweet all the latest on match days as this one from Colney Heath Ladies proved this weekend.
Sorry for the lack of tweets. Tweeter went to get a loose ball over the fence and managed to get dog poo all over his Clark’s.
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 Greg Williams from Aylesbury United.
The result of this week’s Team of the Day Poll with 72 votes cast is:-
Tring Athletic 31%
London Lions and Totternhoe 24%
Colney Heath 22%