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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues games on December 30th   In 1999 we played Chertsey Town away in an Isthmian League game billed as the last game of the century. Pedants will argue that it was actually the last game of the 90s and clever marketing included a raffle with a prize of a…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues games on December 29th   For this day I make no apology for focusing on one particular game. In 1956 on this date we played Dagenham at Victoria Road. A close game wasn’t expected, Dagenham were top of the league and Stortford were only one place off the bottom….

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues games on December 28th In 2013 on this date we played a Hertfordshire derby on the Saturday following Christmas and Boreham Wood were the visitors. We were starting to show signs of a hangover following the big match day against Northampton in the FA Cup and after a Boxing…

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Brightlingsea trip for Blues

Blues will look to make three straight wins when they visit Brightlingsea Regent, on Saturday. It was be the first time the sides have met in a league game although Rod Stringer did take a team of trialists to North Road four years ago, going down 1-0. Having been formed by 2005 a merger of…

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Smith pleased with three points

Blues’ joint boss Steve Smith was pleased to see his side move up to sixth place in Bostik Premier as Ryan Henshaw’s goal gave them a 1-0 win against Harlow Town, on Boxing Day. “I was pleased with the result yesterday and relieved to get the three points” said Smith. “I think Harlow came and…

Harlow defeated in Boxing Day Derby

Blues 1 Harlow Town 0 RYAN Henshaw’s tenth minute goal was enough to give Blues the Bostik League points, on Boxing Day. It was no classic for the 687 crowd at the ProKit (UK) Stadium and the hosts were forced to hang on against a side who remain rooted in the relegation zone. But while…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues games on December 27th The majority of games on this date occurred when it fell on a Saturday but in 2006 our Boxing Day visit to Thurrock was scheduled for a Wednesday evening. We were in 2nd place in the table at the time but playing our first league…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on December 26th The recent fate of teams who have played us on Boxing Day in the last 10 years, apart from taking three points has been to get promoted. This has happened to St Albans after we played them in 2005, Braintree Town after games in 2007,…

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Boxing Day derby for Blues

BLUES will be looking for their biggest crowd of the season on Boxing Day when old rivals Harlow Town visit the ProKit UK Stadium, kick-off 1pm. Stortford took the bragging rights when the sides met for the time in a competitive derby in 17 years when they met on August Bank Holiday as goals from…

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Blast from the past – Christmas special

Merry Christmas to all Blues fans! Unsurprisingly, it’s been a while since Stortford have been in action on Christmas Day. A friendly was scheduled at Buntingford in 1946 but it’s unclear whether it ever took place and you have to go back a further five years when Rhodes Avenue hosted Military Police with the visitors…