Blues to face Colchester

Following the cancellation of next Tuesday’s friendly at Canvey Island – the second successive season the Essex side have decided not to play us as arranged – Blues have now arranged to play Colchester United at the ProKit UK Stadium on Wednesday July 30, kick-off 7.45pm. The League 2 side are expected to send their…


Loan situation frustrates Stringer

Stortford manager Rod Stringer admits that growth of under-21 football it pro clubs is making it tough to strengthen his squad. Stringer’s first season at the ProKit UK Stadium saw on-loan striker Dwight Gayle and keeper Jordan Archer play key roles, while last season George Allen was a regular at the back for the Blues….

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Rod: “There’s still work to do”

Blues boss Rod Stringer knows there’s still plenty of work to do as his side have reached the mid-point on the pre-season campaign. Stortford went down 1-0 at Needham Market last night, and Stringer knows it’s still a work-in-progress for his side: “We had a decent run-out last night, and it’s not about results” he…


Pre-season preview – game 6

Opposition: AFC Hornchurch Date: Thursday July 24, 7.45pm. Venue: ProKit UK Stadium, Woodside Park What they did last year: Went close to bouncing straight back after being relegated from Conference South in 2013, finishing fifth in the Ryman League Premier Division with 83 points from 46 games before missing out in the play-off final at…

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Tonight at Needham Market – updates

12 – great save from home keeper after a 20-yard pile-driver from Declan Hunt. 21 – Ryan Melaugh breaks through the Needham defence but fires wide with the keeper to beat. 24 – Needham Market 1 Blues 0. The hosts ake the lead against the run of play. 26 – Keeper again saves well from…


Travel to Weston-super-Mare

Brian Hockley is looking to organise a coach to the Blues’ opening Conference South game of the season, at Weston-Super-Mare on Saturday August 9. The price is yet to be determined, but if you’re interested please either call Brian on 01279 871181 or mail him at


Blues see off Posh

Blues picked up their second win of the pre-season with a 2-0 victory against a young Peterborough United side at the ProKit UK Stadium on Saturday. Youseff Bamba continued to impress and scored his second goal of the season to give Stortford a 20th minute lead, latching onto a ball from Joe Tabiri to shoot…


Pre-season preview – game 5

Opposition: Needham Market Date: Tuesday July 22, 7.45pm. Venue: Bloomfields, Quinton Road, Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8DA, (01449) 721000. 58 miles, around 85 minutes according to the AA. What they did last year: Market finished fifth in Ryman Division One North, missing out in the play-offs for the third time in four seasons. They reached…


Reid pleased with draw

  Head coach Colin Reid was pleased with how the Blues performed in Wednesday night’s goalless draw against Cambridge United. “We did well for a first game, we won’t get carried away, but there were a lot of positives” he said Blues boss Rod Stringer took the opportunity to look at over 20 players as…