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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues games on December 31st Not so many games on this date as you might expect. Unbelievably the last time it happened – and the only time in the last 25 years – the Conference scheduled us to play away to Weymouth.   Weymouth opened brightly with Brian Dutton having…

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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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Looking back – Blues v Crows

When Royston Town arrive at the ProKit UK Stadium on New Year’s Day it will be our first ever league meeting with the Crows. The few previous encounters with them have been in cup matches and Blues’ supporters Andrew Bubien has chosen the programme for our East Anglian Cup first round match from the 1988/9…

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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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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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BLUES twice fought back from a goal down to take a share OK Evo-Stik Premier points, on   Boxing Day. It was a game Stortford should have won having had most of the possession but they were made to pay for not dealing with a couple of Biggleswade free-kicks. Top scorer Jason Williams returned after his…

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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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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…

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Waders trip for Blues

Jason Williams is available again after a two-game ban as Blues travel to Biggleswade Town for another Evo-Stik South Premier fixture, on Boxing Day. Blues’ leading scorer missed the home games against Hitchin Town and Dorchester following his dismissal against Hitchin Town in the county cup but he is likely to be in the squad as…