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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues games on 17th November   Until 2012 Blues had not played a home game on this date since 1973, over 40 years ago, when we beat Kingstonian at home in an Isthmian League game. The biggest game in that period was a 4-0 defeat away to Football League side…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues games on November 5th The last game played on this date was a 2-1 win at home to Weston-super Mare in Conference South in 2016, Michael Richens and Akinwande getting the goals. However going back a little further to 2005 there was a bizarre incident filled match in which…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues games on November 3rd In 2012 we played a home FA Cup first round match on this date, a fairly rare event and on this occasion, at home to Hastings United, with all due respect to the visitors we could consider ourselves the favourites.   These hopes seemed justified…

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Official Statement – John Turner RIP

It is with great regret that Bishop’s Stortford Football Club advise of the death of Vice-Chairman John Turner on Thursday morning. John had been associated with the club for many years and has held many varied roles throughout his association. John was also a Director of the Hertfordshire Football Association and a past Director of…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on September 19th There have been six debuts by Blues players on this date, the most recent being Ernie Cooksey in 1998 while the most important was Bill Carter, mainstay of the Stortford defence for most of the 50s with 166 appearances. Bill made his debut in a wining…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on September 17th   There have been a few moments to forget on this date, a 6-1 defeat by Cambridge City in the FA Trophy and a loss to United Counties League Mirrlees Blackstone in the FA Cup, both in the 90’s but there have been plenty of…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on August 25th By a very unusual, possibly unique coincidence we played Thurrock two years in succession on the same date on this ground. I have not been able to find another circumstance of us playing the same team two years running on the same day apart from…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on August 14th   In 2010 we started our season on this date with a trip to Eastleigh for a Conference South game. The hosts were the quicker side to settle on a perfect pitch and early on Nicky Morgan had to stretch to punch away a difficult…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on August 11th It can be seen that this is an early start to the season by the fact that Blues have only ever played three league games on this date. The only other competitive games played on August 11th have been two Herts Charity Cup games. In…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on August 7th The most recent competitive game on this date was a Herts Charity Cup game away to Baldock Town in the pouring rain in 1999.   Blues controlled the opening stages of the game, creating a number of chances. A Martin Hayes cross from the left…