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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues games on 17th November   Until 2012 Blues had not played a home game on this date since 1973, over 40 years ago, when we beat Kingstonian at home in an Isthmian League game. The biggest game in that period was a 4-0 defeat away to Football League side…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at the Blues’ games on November 15th   The biggest match on this day is easy to spot. 1986 was the last time Blues played a Football League club at Rhodes Avenue in the FA Cup, although we did of course host Northampton Town in 2013 at Woodside Park. Back to…

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Hawks in town on Saturday

Old rivals Whitehawk are the visitors to the ProKit (UK) Stadium on Saturday as Blues look to bounce back from their FA Trophy exit and maintain their push for a play-off spot. The two clubs were regular opponents in Conference South before were relegated in 2016/17, with the Brighton-based side winning 3-0 at the PrroKit and…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on November 14th   November 14th has generally been a successful date for BSFC, but the game in 2009 ended a good run. We played a league game against Weymouth who were bottom of the league, 6 points adrift and beaten by us 6-2 the previous August. Unfortunately…

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Alan Turvey

Bishop’s Stortford FC are very sad to learn that Isthmian League President, Alan Turvey, died on Monday morning in Basingstoke Hospital. Alan had previously been in the Brompton Hospital where he had undergone two operations for a heart problem, and was moved to Basingstoke on Sunday because he had recovered from this surgery. Alan has…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues games on November 13th Our most recent game on this date was in 2010 on a visit to Basingstoke in Conference South. We were both slightly the wrong side of mid-table and needing points to avoid being sucked into the relegation area, even this early in the season.  …

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Smith “gutted” after Trophy loss – report added

Blues’ joint boss Steve Smith couldn’t hide his disappointment after his side went out of the FA Trophy with a 1-0 loss at Greenwich Borough, on Saturday. After dominating the game for long periods, Stortford were hit by a sucker-punch in the 78th minute as the home side netted what proved to be the winner….

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues games on November 12th We haven’t played a home game on this date since 1994 – the most recent away game was a trip to Oxford City in 2016.   It was a disappointing performance against our former Conference North rivals as City’s debutant keeper Ty Belford ended the…

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Peter Stone RIP

Everyone at BSFC was saddened to hear of the recent passing of former Supporters’ Club chairman. Peter, along with his wife Audrey and son Martin, ran the tea bar at Rhodes Avenue in the late 1980s and early 1990s and was a big part of the club at the time. BSFC would like to pass…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues games on November 10h   The last game we played on this date was the first ever live televised match from Bishop’s Stortford and we gave the TV cameras a close game to watch on a Sunday. Our visitors Northampton Town were bottom of the Football League while we…