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Looking back – Blues v Dorchester

As the Blue Brazil prepare to face Dorchester Town on Saturday, Stortford fan Andrew Bubien looks back at the 2004/5 season when we had our first ever meetings with the Dorset club in the newly formed Conference South. We played at Dorchester in the November and came away with a 4-3 defeat after leading at…

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A LOOK BACK AT BLUES’ GAMES ON DECEMBER 20th By Andrew Cornell By far the most significant event on this day in the history of BSFC was also the last game played on this date – the last ever competitive game at Rhodes Avenue. It was a miserable day as you might expect weatherwise with…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues games on December 19th On this date in 1987 we played our other FA Trophy game against Sutton United. We beat them in the 1981 final at Wembley of course, but six years later we were drawn away to Sutton in the FA Trophy first round. Once again they…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues games on December 18th In 2005 we were drawn away to Exeter City in the first round of the FA Trophy , a tough draw against a former and present Football League club, and a blow to our hopes of repeating the previous season’s run to the Semi-Final. There…

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Williams to miss Hitchin game

Top scorer Jason Williams will be missing when Blues return to action with a home league game against Hitchin Town, on Tuesday. Williams has scored 12 Evo-Stik South goals for Kevin Watson’s side but he starts a two game ban following his second red card of the season in last week’s county cup loss against…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues games on December 17th The game on this date in 2011 was the first game in charge for Rod Stringer. The club had moved quickly to replace Ian Walker with a manager with a proven record of success at our level. Rod took over with the team in the…

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Looking forward – Blues v Canaries

We’ve already seen a lot of Hitchin Town this season – some may say too much – who are our visitors to the ProKit UK Stadium on Tuesday. But the five times we’ll play the Canaries this season pales into insignificance compared to the 1971/2 season when we played them a staggering  eight times. Four of…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on December 16th Not many big games on this date just before Christmas, local derbies are usually saved up for just after Christmas rather than just before. However in 2006 we met St Albans City in an entertaining FA Trophy first round game during our neighbours one season…

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A LOOK BACK AT BLUES’ GAMES ON DECEMBER 15th Fifty-two years ago on this day Blues suffered one of their heaviest ever defeats losing 10-2 away to Cambridge Town (now City). To be fair Stortford had almost gone into hibernation during the war and had been playing a handful of friendlies against military teams mainly….

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Day off for under-21s

With Burnham Ramblers withdrawing from the Essex Senior League Reserve Division, Blues’ development squad join the first team in having a day off on Saturday. While the senior side return to action with a home game against Hitchin Town on Tuesday, the under 21s have to wait until January 6 when Sawbridgeworth Town visit for…