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Sheldon – updated

Sheldon Sellears’ injury doesn’t look as bad as was first feared, but the Blues’ reigning player-of-the-year still faces a long lay-off. Worries that the former Stortford academy wide-man had wrecked his knee or broken his leg were ended by an x-raybut he appears to have damaged either his cartilage or medial ligaments. He left Hemel…

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Stringer ready for Hemel test

Blues boss Rod Stringer expects a tough game when his side travel to Hemel Hempstead Town for a Vanarama National League South game on Saturday. With his side – inexplicably – without a game in an otherwise full set of midweek fixture, Stringer took the chance to watch Hemel hammer Hayes & Yeading United 4-0…

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Herts derby for Blues

Blues will look to continue their good away form on Saturday when they make the short trip Hemel Hempstead Town. Rod Stringer’s team have taken seven points from their five Vanarama National League South games this season, following on from the 2014/15 campaign when 26 of their 46 points were gained on the road..  …

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Blues back in the Cup

Blues have been reinstated into the FA Youth Cup following their 1-0 defeat at Ilford, last Wednesday. The East London side fielded a player whose 18th birthday was in March 2015, making him ineligible for the competition. Tim Moylette’s side will now travel to Great Wakering Rovers next Wednesday (September 23), kick-off 7.45pm. After the…

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Under-21s start title defence

Blues’ under-21 team open their Essex & Herts Border Combination season on Saturday when they host Stotfold at the ProKit UK Stadium, kick-off 3pm. The team is run as an extension of Bishop’s Stortford Community FC, giving the players from one of the country’s largest youth club the chance to progress into senior football. Under…

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Stringer: “The positive is that we’re at home”

Blues manager Rod Stringer admitted that a home Emirates FA Cup draw against league rivals Sutton United isn’t ideal, but is looking forward to the tie on September 26. “You always want the best draw on paper, but as we saw last year it doesn’t always work out well. I’m sure they’d prefer to have…

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Bailey-Dennis moves on

Rod Stringer has wished central defender Adam Bailey-Dennis good luck following his release from the Blues. “I wish Adam all the best, but I felt I had to make a decision to shake things up following the Weston game” he said. “We’ve conceded some poor goals, they weren’t all his fault but I had to…

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Happiness is three points at York Road

Blues boss Rod Stringer was a happy man after his side returned from York Road with a 2-0 win against Hayes & Yeading, on Saturday. Goals from Christian Smith and Sheldon Sellears gave the Blues their fourth league win of the campaign, to Stringer’s delight: “I’m always happy to get an away win, and we…