Blast from the past
Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues games on December 6th
There have been a few high scoring Herts Senior Cup matches on this date, including a 5-1 win over Watford in 2016 in the first home game on this date since 1986.
In 2008 we played a league game when we visited Basingstoke Town for a Conference South game. Less than half way through the season this had the look of a relegation game as the home side were in 21st position while we were just above in 19th.
Basingstoke had the majority of the chances in a match which should have been over by half-time. Paul Goodacre twice cleared off of the line in the opening twenty minutes, and Nicky Eyre made some spectacular reflex saves to keep Stortford in the game. Stortford struggled to create chances in the opening half, although Duane Jackman came close to beating Adam Aimable to create a clear opportunity, and Harlee Dean shot straight at the keeper after a good run from midfield.
Blues created more in the second half, although Basingstoke were still on top with Mitchell Bryant shooting wide after Marlon Patterson was caught in possession on the halfway line. Danny Green twice came close after beating the Basingstoke defence, and Duane Jackman continued to look dangerous in the box. It was the combination of Green and Jackman that saw Stortford take the lead against the run of play on 82 minutes, when Green’s long throw was headed goalwards by Harlee Lee and Duane Jackman smashed the rebound past Ross Kitteridge.
Basingstoke fought back with determination, and Matt Warner’s long-range effort came off of the post before a last-minute clearance from Ross Kitteridge caused chaos in the Stortford box and Joe Dolan was on hand to poke the ball home for a deserved equaliser for Basingstoke.
The draw leaves Blues one point above the relegation zone with one game in hand.
2016 BSFC 5 Watford 1 – Herts Senior Cup 2nd Round
Lefebrve, Richens, Herd, Allen, Fagan, Moncur, Ronto, Kouassi, Morgan, Akinwande, Greene Subs: Osborne, Nouble, Furlonge Unused: Akurang, Lovelock
Scorers: Ronto, og (Stevens), Morgan, Akinwande, Greene
2011 Berkhamsted 0 BSFC 4 – Herts Senior Cup 2nd Round
Archer, Jones, Dunbar, Abdullahi, Francis, Jeffries, Adepipe, Shulton, Gayle, Subuola, Dadson Subs: Lettejallow, Hahn, Gaisie Unused: Prestedge Scorers: Francis, Gayle (2), Dadson
2008 Basingstoke Town 1 BSFC 1 – Conference South
Eyre, Jones, Patterson, Champion, Goodacre, Hopkins, Green, Deen, Wixon, Mason, Jackman
Subs: Essandoh, Dean, Hyem Unused: Chapman, Pack Scorer: Jackman
2005 Potters Bar Town 1 BSFC 3 – Herts Senior Cup 2nd Round
Young, Thanda, Gwillim, Rainford, Lewis, Gillman, Deane, Champion, Morison, Jackman, Martin Subs: Essandoh, Evans Unused: Gay Scorers: Jackman, Champion, Morison
2003 Harrow Borough 1 BSFC 0 – Isthmian League Premier Division
Desborough, Allman, Kyriacou, Rainford, Cooper, Barnett, Howell, Southam, Morison, McKeown, Martin Subs: Case, Haniff, Hayes Unused: Beale, Hayward
1997 Oxford City 1 BSFC 0 – Isthmian League Premier Division
King, Edwards, Day, Jordan, Shuttlewood, Greaves, Antoine, Dillnutt, De Luca, Cooper, Greene Subs: Walker, Cove Unused: Comerford
1994 Sawbridgeworth Town 4 BSFC 1 – Eastern Floodlight Competition
Mallett, Yeoman, Jordan, Hendricks, Gunn, P Munn, Das, R Munn, Hollamby, Burns, Le Bihan Subs: Edmonds, Quinn Unused: King Scorer: Le Bihan
1988 Gravesend & Northfleet 2 BSFC 1 – FA Trophy 3rd Round Qualifying
Taylor, Moore, Tamblyn-Jones, Harrigan, McCayna, Hoddle, Gayle, Weddell, English, Zacchau, Milbourne Subs: Barker, Cowley Scorer: Weddell
1986 BSFC 3 Croydon 1 – Isthmian League Premier Division
Taylor, Wickenden, Goodchild, Glozier, Hull, Cassidy, Templeton, Fergusson, Nunn, Johnson, Newbury Subs: Tomkins, Mayes Scorers: Nunn (2), Newbury
1983 Hoddesdon Town 0 BSFC 1 – Herts Senior Cup 2nd Round
Jacobs, Wickenden, Brown, Hull, Baines, Smith, Avery, Brooks, Robb, Armsby, Mercer
Subs Not Used: Jennings, Lawrence Scorer: Robb
1980 BSFC 2 Oxford City 1 – Isthmian League Division 1
Moore, Blackman, Kennedy, Smith, Bradford, Avery, Sullivan, Knapman, Radford, Simmons, Mitchell Sub Not Used: Clarke Scorers: Sullivan, Mitchell
1975 BSFC 1 Dagenham 1 – London Senior Cup 2nd Round
Kitson, Springham, Davis, Flack, V Clarke, Mulkern, Leakey, Gaine, MacKenzie, Vickers, Watson Sub Unused: Woodrow Scorer: Gaine
1969 Cray Wanderers 1 BSFC 4 – London Senior Cup 1st Round
Cherry, Mitchell, King, Gough, Neeves, Hill, Whyte, Duggan, Deveaux, Chappell, Moss
Sub Unused: ?????? Scorers: Whyte (2), Duggan, Neeves
1958 Berkhamsted Town 2 BSFC 2 – Delphian League
Cook, Lloyd, Atkinson, Hanley, Newman, Williams, Adamson, Yates, Horton, Rapson, Francis Scorers: Atkinson, ??????
1952 Brentwood & Warley 5 BSFC 3 – Delphian League
Kerridge, Dady, Watts, Lambert, Hubbuck, Williams, Sutton, Yates, Atkinson, Johnson, Halladay Scorers: Yates, Johnson, Halladay
1947 BSFC 2 Wolverton Town & BR 2 – Spartan League Premier Division
Sullivan, Este, Bradford, Lambert, Hubbuck, Beatty, Jordan, Yates, Broom, Shakespeare, Giles Scorers: Jordan, ??????
1930 Baldock Town 3 BSFC 1 – Herts Charity Shield 1st Round Replay
Vasey, Freeman, Spring, I Lawrence, Chapman, Wright, H Lawrence, Haylock, Piper, Mayes, Deemer Scorer: Deemer
1924 Stanstead Abbotts 3 BSFC 4 – Herts County League
Jeary, Whiffen, Piper, Osborne, Brown, de Boltz, Clarke, Wright, Raybould, Hayward, Brazier Scorers: Wright (2), Raybould, Hayward
1919 Allenburys 2 BSFC 2 – East Herts League Division 1
Boxall, Smith, Walker, Newey, Pettit, Chapman, Clarke, Wright, Whiffen, Brazier, Thurgood
Scorers: Clarke, Wright