Blast from the past

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on July 11th & 12


In 2015 the season started a little earlier than originally planned with the first game on July 11th. When the Herts Charity Cup game was arranged, a friendly had to be fixed with Grays as a warm up to the first “competitive” game.


Blues let a two goal lead slip as they lost their opening pre-season game. Stortford took control early on and went ahead after eight minutes when Elliott Buchanan set up Billy Lobjoit to net with an angled drive. The lead was doubled when George Allen headed home from Buchanan’s cross in the 26th minute but Kenny Beaney pulled a goal back following a corner six minutes later before Bradley Tomlinson equalised after a move down the middle just before the break.


On the restart play was end to end with both sides creating chances. Athletic’s Nathan Ferguson went close whilst Tom Derry missed a couple of chances for the hosts but Brian Moses side-footed the winner from close range late on.


2015 BSFC 2 Grays Athletic 3 – Friendly

On July 12th   2014 when we made the trip to Burnham in Essex for a friendly against the Ramblers, and strolled to a 4-0 victory.



2014 Burnham Ramblers 0 BSFC 4 – Friendly

Author: Dave Ryan