WEEKEND’S HEADLINES

New Salamis hit the 100 mark for league goals scored. Colney Heath win the big battle at the top of the Premier Division. Stotfold continue to draw the crowds at their new home ground. Berkhamsted Raiders record their highest SSML win. The weekend’s 24 games seeing 109 goals (an average of 4.54 per game). Ayub Albadri (St Panteleimon) topped the scoring charts with four while Thomas Shaw (Berkhamsted Raiders), Tommy Cooke (Old Bradwell United) and Dereece O’Callaghan (Totternhoe) al bagged hat tricks

 

22 February Stats: 24 games played of which 12 were home wins, 8 were away wins and 4 draws.

 

(Most League Wins – all Divisions): 22 Colney Heath, 19 Tring Athletic, St Panteleimon, 17 New Salamis.

(Most League Draws – all Divisions): 11 Arlesey Town, Crawley Green, 10 FC Broxbourne Borough, 9 Newport Pagnell Town, Wembley.

(Most League Defeats – all Divisions): 19 London Colney, 18 Brimsdown, 17 The 61FC (Luton).

 

Without a Draw:

(Division Two League): Mursley United, Old Bradwell United.

Without a Win:

(Division Two League): The 61FC (Luton).

Most Goals Scored:

(Premier Division League): 79 Tring Athletic.

(Division One League): 102 New Salamis.

(Division Two League): 53 Pitstone & Ivinghoe.

Most Goals Conceded:

(Premier Division League): 67 London Colney.

(Division One League): 79 Brimsdown.

(Division Two League): 81 The 61FC (Luton).

Fewest Goals Conceded:

(Premier Division League): 17 Colney Heath.

(Division One League): 24 Stotfold.

(Division Two League): 11 Old Bradwell United.

Fewest Goals Scored:

(Premier Division League): 27 London Colney.

(Division One League): 28 Park View.

(Division Two League): 17 Buckingham United.

 

Saturday’s Highest Attendances: 205 Stotfold v Milton Keynes Robins, 194 Leighton Town v Baldock Town and 144 Colney Heath v Tring Athletic.

 

Season’s Highest Attendances to date (Premier Division Clubs): 469 Eynesbury Rovers v Leighton Town (FA Vase), 426 Leighton Town v Eastbourne Town (FA Vase) and 268 Biggleswade United v Potton United.

 

Season’s Highest Attendances to date (Division One Clubs): 644 Stotfold v Shefford Town & Campton, 293 Winslow United v Buckingham Athletic and 278 Winslow United v Roman Glass St George (FA Cup).

 

Season’s Highest Attendances to date (Division Two Clubs): 103 Aston Clinton v MK Gallacticos, 85 Codicote v Bovingdon and 82 Totternhoe v Stevington (Beds Senior Trophy).

 

Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Premier Division Clubs): 38 Danny Webb (Leighton Town), 32 Jon Clements (Colney Heath), 26 Jim Burnside (Newport Pagnell Town).

 

Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Division One Clubs): 35 Henry Snee (Shefford Town & Campton), 32 Courtney Massay (St Panteleimon), 30 Courtney Austin (Hillingdon Borough, New Salamis and Rayners Lane).

 

Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Division Two Clubs): 20 Darryl Smith (Old Bradwell United), 19 Josh Smith (MK Gallacticos), 17 Tommy Cooke (Old Bradwell United), Marcus Rivers (Sarratt).

 

Sin-Bins (7): 

 

Total Sin-Bins, Season to Date in all competitions (241):

 

Clubs with no Sin Bins (3): Hillingdon Borough, Sarratt, Tring Corinthians AFC.

 

 

Saturday 22nd February

 

PREMIER DIVISION

It was first v second as Colney Heath welcomed Tring Athletic and a close fought affair saw the hosts come out on top by the odd goal in five to stretch their lead in the title race to eight points. Biggleswade United remain third following a 3-1 home success against Edgware Town, the Bedfordshire club move to within six points of Tring. Newport Pagnell Town and Harpenden Town remain fourth and fifth after both winning, NPT won by a solitary goal at Leverstock Green while Harpenden overcame visiting Harefield United 4-2. At the bottom London Colney gained a big point in their battle to avoid the drop with a 2-2 draw at Eynesbury Rovers while North Greenford United were beaten by the odd goal in three at Potton United. Elsewhere Oxhey Jets and Crawley Green battled out a goalless draw while Leighton Town (with one eye on next Saturday’s FA Vase quarter-final) maintained their current fine form with a 4-1 success against visiting Baldock Town. The day’s other action saw Arlesey Town winning 2-0 at home against Wembley and Broadfields United drawing 2-2 with visiting Dunstable Town. Full results and goalscorers are listed below.

 

2-0 Arlesey Town v Wembley (Brown [pen], Opponent Own Goal) Attendance: 79

3-1 Biggleswade United v Edgware Town (Briggs, Parkinson, Bangura) / (McGleish) Attendance: 79

2-2 Broadfields United v Dunstable Town (Hunte, Richards) / (Harvey-Bailey [2]) Attendance: 32

3-2 Colney Heath v Tring Athletic (Clarke-Mardel [2], Blunden) / (Naylor [2]) Attendance: 144

2-2 Eynesbury Rovers v London Colney (Gentle, Sharman) / (Andrews [2]) Attendance: 99

4-2 Harpenden Town v Harefield United (Dallas, McGreevy, McMonagle, Todd) / (Farhall, Jordan) Attendance: 47

4-1 Leighton Town v Baldock Town (Collier [2], Campbell, Towell) / (Logan) Attendance: 194

0-1 Leverstock Green v Newport Pagnell Town (Crawley) Attendance: 47

0-0 Oxhey Jets v Crawley Green Attendance: 32

2-1 Potton United v North Greenford United (Willis [pen], Eze) / (Coker) Attendance: 68

 

DIVISION ONE

Table topping St Panteleimon continued their quest for the title with a 8-1 win at Shefford Town & Campton to maintain their six point advantage at the summit. Second place New Salamis overcame relegation threatened Park View 6-0 and in doing so the hosts registered their 100th league goal for the campaign. The two other promotion spots produced no changes as third place Winslow United were without a fixture and fourth place Rayners Lane won 3-0 at Ampthill Town. Stotfold in fifth remain in the hunt after winning 3-0 at home against Milton Keynes Robins. At the bottom Brimsdown were beaten 1-5 at home by fellow strugglers Langford and in the day’s other action Bedford were beaten 2-5 at London Tigers while Amersham Town won by a solitary goal at Enfield Borough. Full results and goalscorers (where known) are listed below.

 

0-3 Ampthill Town v Rayners Lane (Austin [2] [1 pen), Hastings) Attendance: 55

1-5 Brimsdown v Langford (Cliss) / (Oram [2], Auburn, Georgiades, Young) Attendance: 18

0-1 Enfield Borough v Amersham Town (Wallace) Attendance: 21

5-2 London Tigers v Bedford (Unknown) / (Burford, Sole) Attendance: Unknown

6-0 New Salamis v Park View (Durnin, C Georgiou [pen], H Georgiou, Hervel, Lowen, Mehmet) Attendance: 38

1-8 Shefford Town & Campton v St Panteleimon (Unknown) / (Albadri [4], Dodd, Gilmaney, Monti, Tajbakhsh) Attendance: 52

3-0 Stotfold v Milton Keynes Robins (Barnes, Coley, Forysthe) Attendance: 205

 

DIVISION TWO

Second place Old Bradwell United travelled to bottom of the table The 61FC (Luton) and the trip did not bring any shocks as the visitors won 5-1 to move to the top of the table, the result leaves the hosts still looking for their first win in any competition since December 2018. Berkhamsted Raiders recorded their biggest SSML win as they ended their six match winless league run with a 10-1 home success against Unite MK to hopefully kick start their promotion ambitions. Codicote, also in the two horse race for promotion, dropped a couple of points after a 2-2 draw at Sarratt, the ‘Cod’ are eight points clear of the Raiders although Raiders do have a game in hand. In the day’s other action there were wins for Buckingham United (4-3 at home v MK Gallacticos), Mursley United (2-0 winners at New Bradwell St Peter), Totternhoe (4-3 at home v Aston Clinton) and Bovingdon who won by the odd goal in three at Tring Corinthians AFC. Full results and goalscorers (where known) listed below.

 

10-1 Berkhamsted Raiders v Unite MK (Shaw [3], Wootton [2], Boffah, Bullock, Caines, Ibarra, Duncan-Williams) / (Horn) Attendance: 40

4-3 Buckingham United v MK Gallacticos (Osei-Addo [2], Carr, Graham) / (Smith, Mohamed, Unknown) Attendance: 26

0-2 New Bradwell St Peter v Mursley United (Bradford, Lee) Attendance: 32

2-2 Sarratt v Codicote (Rivers [2]) / (Warman [2]) Attendance: 35

1-5 The 61FC (Luton) v Old Bradwell United (Field) / (Cooke [3], Darryl Smith, Opposition Own Goal) Attendance: 10

4-3 Totternhoe v Aston Clinton (O’Callaghan [3], Dem) / (Mason-Williams, Paul, Harper) Attendance: 22

1-2 Tring Corinthians AFC v Bovingdon (Eugene) / (Ogboro, Seabrook) Attendance: 30

 

AND FINALLY

Tweet of the Week goes to Dudley Town for the following – Wolves Casuals 1-1 Dudley Town A long break in play here as the referee and assistant have a fall out over a decision and the assistant decides he’s had enough and walks off in a paddy. Utterly baffling scenes.