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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on July 16th It is interesting to see how the start of the football season has crept earlier. Pre-war there was hardly any overlap between football and cricket at the end of summer, the first game might happen on the last Saturday in August – or even the…

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Blues visit Swifts tonight

Blues will look to follow up Saturday’s 2-1 win at Harlow Town when they travel to Heybridge Swifts this evening, kick-off 7.45pm. Swifts finished fifth in Isthmian North last season with 74 points from 38 games, missing out on promotion in the play-offs as they lost on penalties against neighbours Maldon Town. The FA Cup…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ game on July 15th   The 2017-18 season started with a visit from West Ham, who have been regular pre-season opponents.   The visitors brought a young side, with most of their 19-man squad comprising of academy players together with three older trialists including a 6’6″ Norwegian goalkeeper.  …

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Harlow Town 1 Blues 2

Blues opened their pre-season campaign with a comfortable victory at neighbours Harlow Town, on Saturday. Jamie Cureton gave the visitors a first half lead before the Hawks levelled within two minutes, but Ryan Charles sealed the victory with a 54th minute strike. Aaron Greene’s return to the Blues saw him produce an excellent display with…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on July 14th  In 2015 on this date we played our earliest ever competitive game in the season when we faced Potters Bar Town in a Herts Charity Cup game. A mixed team of triallists and squad players saw the Blues through to the Charity Cup semi-final in…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on July 13th   Back in 2004 we started the preparation for our first Conference South season with a change from the usual pre-season friendly visitors from Essex and Herts when manager Peter Taylor brought Hull City to Bishop’s Stortford. The Observer provided a good detailed report.  …

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Bognor opener for Blues

Blues will open their BetVictor Isthmian Premier campaign with a home games against Bognor Regis Town on Saturday August 10. We took only one point from the south coast side last season with a 3-0 loss at Nywood Lane in August before a goalless draw in the return, but the Rocks still finished seven places…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on July 11th & 12   In 2015 the season started a little earlier than originally planned with the first game on July 11th. When the Herts Charity Cup game was arranged, a friendly had to be fixed with Grays as a warm up to the first “competitive”…

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Pre-season games and prices

There’s plenty of cheap football at the ProKit (UK) Stadium during the pre-season period with five games at the home of football, including the visit of Conference champions and newly promoted League 2 side Leyton Orient on Tuesday July 21, kick-off 7.45pm. Prices for the Orient game are £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games in early July Blues have only played one game on July 10th, going down 1-0 at Brightlingsea Regent three years ago. There’s also only been one game on July 11th, as Blues were due to play their earliest ever Herts Charity Cup tie the following Tuesday when a…