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Blues came back from a goal down to move up to fifth place in the Bostik League Premier Division. The result moved Stortford into the play-off zone for the first time in living memory, and they have only lost twice in 14 games since Steve Smith and Jamie Cureton took over as joint managers. George…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on November 26th As you might expect we have played FA trophy games on this date before, most significantly in 2008 in Devon. This was Mark Simpson’s first game in charge, Martin Hayes having stepped down after having failed to beat Tiverton at home, we then had to…

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Smith delighted with ‘Gate win

Co-manager Steve Smith was delighted as Blues returned from Margate with three points following Saturday’s 4-1 win. “Yesterday was another great performance” he said “After giving away a very sloppy goal we showed a great reaction to get back and go on and win the game. “I am absolutely delighted with all the boys at…

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Blues look for cup progress

Baldock Town are the visitors to the ProKit UK Stadium on Tuesday as Blues look to progress to the last eight of the Herts Senior Cup. Kick off is 7.45pm and admission has been reduced to £5 for adults and £3 for concessions. It will be the first meeting between the Blues Brazil and current…

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Blues move up to fifth

Blues came back from a goal down to move up to fifth place in the Bostik League Premier Division. The result moved Stortford into the play-off zone for the first time in living memory, and they have only lost twice in 14 games since Steve Smith and Jamie Cureton took over as joint managers. George…

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Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on November 25th Possibly the most interesting game on this date was the home defeat to St Albans in 1980. Blues were in Division 1 of the Isthmian League but after a shaky start were on an incredible run of form hardly bettered in their history. They were…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on November 24th Probably the most significant match played on this date was the 1981 FA Cup first round replay away to Sutton United. Both teams as FA Trophy finalists had been exempted to the competition proper and they got the draw nobody wanted when they were drawn…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on November 23rd   We played an FA Cup first round match on this date in 1974. As FA Amateur Cup holders we were exempt until the competition proper, so imagine our disappointment when we drew a familiar name, fellow Isthmian Leaguers Leatherhead. At least we were drawn…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on November 22nd In 2008 we saw the end of Martin Hayes’ long reign as Blues manager. Stortford had had a poor start to the season and a 0-0 draw with Southern League Tiverton Town in the FA Trophy was the last straw and Mark Simpson was installed…

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Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on November 21st In 1970 we made it to the FA Cup first round for the first time ever and were drawn away to Reading who were eighth in the old Division Three at the time. Stortford played a 4-4-2 line up with just Dave Allaway and Steve…