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It was a largely disappointing FA Trophy campaign for the majority of Southern League Division One Central sides this weekend, with only five sides reaching the first qualiying round, eleven sides exiting the competition at the first hurdle, and a further six requiring replays to determine their fate.
The two all-Division One Central clashes ended level, with Chalfont St. Peter drawing 1-1 against AFC Hayes for the second time in four days following their midweek Red Insure Cup tie, whilst Potters Bar Town threw away a two-goal advantage at home to Royston Town, eventually drawing 2-2.
Also requiring midweek replays will be Uxbridge, who drew 1-1 at Ryman League Division One North outfit Romford, and Leighton Town, whose 90th minute Gary Ridgeway goal earned them a 3-3 draw against Corinthian Casuals at Bell Close.
A thriller at The Eyrie saw Bedford Town win by the odd goal in seven, as they edged out Chipstead of the Ryman League Division One South. A Tom Liversedge hat-trick had helped the Eagles to a 4-0 lead after fifty minutes, but a three-goal fightback from the visitors made for a tense end to the game, eventually going Bedford's way 4-3.
Northwood enjoyed a victory of more comfortable margin, as they picked up a first win in three games by beating Waltham Abbey 3-1 at home and they join Egham Town and Kettering Town, who both won by 2-1 scorelines at home against Bridgwater Town (Southern League Division One South & West) and Lincoln United (Evo-Stik Northern Division One South) respectively.
The only side winning away from home were Aylesbury FC, the Moles securing an impressive 2-1 win at Tooting & Mitcham United - going well in Ryman League Division One South - with goals coming from Aston Goss and Brian Haule.
Going out of the competition on Saturday were: Barton Rovers, Beaconsfield SYCOB, Bedworth United, Daventry Town, Godalming Town, Hanwell Town, Marlow, North Greenford United, Rugby Town and St Ives Town.
Barton's trip overseas to the Channel Islands ended in disappointment and a 4-0 defeat, whilst Bedworth were also left with a similarly poor away result as they were beaten 5-2 at Leek Town of the Evo-Stik Northern Division One South.
Bottom of the table Beaconsfield were thrased 4-0 at home by Faversham Town, whilst fellow strugglers North Greenford were also defeated at home by Ryman League opponents in Chatham Town, 1-0.
St Ives Town, Godalming Town and Marlow all lost out to Southern League Division One South & West counterparts, St Ives beaten 1-0 at home to South & West leaders Stratford Town, whose 170-mile round trip wasn't in vain, Godalming downed by an 85th minute goal in a 3-2 defeat in Dorset at Wimborne Town, whilst Marlow's rather shorter trip to Didcot Town brought about a 3-1 loss.
Elsewhere, even another Lewis Putman goal - his 14th of the season - couldn't prevent a 2-1 loss for Hanwell Town after a long journey to Dereham Town.
Daventry and Rugby both fruitlessly took on Northern League sides, with the former, reportedly struggling off the pitch of late, beaten 2-0 at Romulus, and the latter losing 1-0 at home to Stafford Rangers.
Finally, on Sunday, Aylesbury United became the eleventh eliminated team when they lost an entertaining encounter 3-2 at home to Thamesmead Town.
Following their exit from the Red Insure Cup in midweek at the hands of local rivals Chesham, Aylesbury United were looking to bounce back to form in this afternoon’s FA Trophy tie at home to Ryman League Thamesmead Town. On paper this looked to be an evenly matched contest, with our opponents having had a similar start to their season following their relegation from the Ryman Premier League last season. Over the course of 90 minutes it was indeed an even contest, with both sides holding the upper hand at different times as the match progressed. It was to be the visitors that left with the win though, as the Ducks bowed out of the Trophy at the first hurdle.
The visitors started the match well and took the lead in the 21st minute, but the Ducks hit back strongly and took a 2-1 lead into half time thanks to goals from skipper Jack Wood and Jason Blackett.
In the second half, the Ducks made most of the running, but were undone by 2 goals in 2 minutes in the last 15 minutes. Despite a late rally when Shaun Owens had a shot saved at point blank range by the visiting goalkeeper, and home keeper Jack Sillitoe made an appearance in the opposite penalty area as the Ducks pressed for the equaliser, it wasn’t to be and The Ducks exited the FA Trophy at the first hurdle.
Aylesbury United kick off their FA Trophy campaign this SUNDAY, with a first ever meeting with Thamesmead Town.
Our match preview is online now.
Leading adhesives and sealants provider Bostik has agreed a two year deal to sponsor The Southern Football League, furthering its support of grassroots football through its well-known brand Evo-Stik.
The deal sees Evo-Stik pick up sponsorship for the remainder of the 2014/2015 season and then into 2016, with an option for a third successive term. The rekindling of the successful relationship between Bostik and the League sees the creation of the newly branded ‘Evo-Stik League Southern’.
Dale Poulton, Commercial Director of Bostik UK comments, “We’ve worked hard to get this deal in place, we have a proven relationship with this tier of football and it helps us achieve great things for Bostik and the Evo-Stik brand.
Over the next few weeks clubs and fans will see the re-introduction of Evo-Stik branding into grounds, shirts and collateral as part of the newly formed partnership.
Ken Turner, Chairman of the Evo-Stik League Southern concludes, “The League, now in its one hundred and twenty first season encompasses some 68 clubs that rely on the financial support that sponsorship generates and teaming up again with a household name like Evo-Stik is certainly welcome news for everyone involved.”
Starting from this Saturday, 18th October, our MiniDucks sessions will be from 10:15 until 11:30am in the Sports Hall at The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury HP21 7NH.
We have taken this step to ensure that the enjoyment and development of our future superstars is not adversely affected by the weather over the coming winter months.
The sessions for girls and boys in Reception and Year 1 act as an introduction to football in a safe, relaxed environment and we hope that as many of the children as possible progress to the U7 teams of the future and stay with the club for years to come.
No need to book, just come along to a session (which are inside) with suitable clothing, footwear, shinpads and plenty of drink.
All coaches are minimum of FA Level 1 qualified which encompasses Safeguarding Children & Emergency First Aid qualifications and are Enhanced CRB checked
Your first session is free of charge, each subsequent session is £3. Sessions will last for 1 hour and 15 minutes with participants taking part in fun games, skills sessions and a match.
If you have any questions and would like to get in touch then email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see poster linked here advertising the MiniDucks football sessions. Please request that your local school, shop, community centre etc display this on their notice boards