Kyle Vassell

Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues games on August 1st  Only friendlies on this date apart from a Herts Charity Cup game, the  first competitive game in a season which would see us reach the FA Cup 1st round, 2013.   STRIKER Kyle Vassell grabbed a hat-trick as the Blues thrashed Ryman League Division One…

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Late woe at Aveley

Aveley 2 Blues 1 A goal in the first minute of added time sent the Blues to a pre-season defeat at the Millers’ Parkside Stadium. The hosts went close to scoring in the opening five minutes of the match as Harry Gibbs, with a header, and Tom Richardson, with a shot, struck the framework of…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on July 31st   In 2007 we travelled to East Thurrock United for a late pre-season friendly. Joe Welch played 45 minutes against a youthful Arsenal XI the previous Friday before having a full match against Ryman Premier side East Thurrock. Blues assistant boss Paul Joynes, who was in…

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Flint pleased with progress

Despite seeing his side slip to a fourth straight defeat, Blues boss Adam Flunt was pleased with Saturday’s 1-0 loss against Cambridge United. “We’ve shown a big improvement since the VCD game, and I thought we created more on Saturday than in the other games. “The players have taken on board what we’ve been telling…

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Blues at Aveley on Tuesday

Blues return to action on Tuesday when they travel to east London to face Aveley, kick-off 7.45pm. After a poor start to the season which saw an FA Cup loss against AFC Sudbury and the dismissal of former Stansted manager Terry Spilane, James Webster steadied the ship at their new Parkside stadium (complete with artificial…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on July 30th   As we reach the end of July there is one non-friendly match played on this date. Of course it is a Herts Charity Cup match (we have never started a league programme this early) in 2011 away to Ware. There were a number of…

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Blues 0 Cambridge United 1

BLUES are still looking for their first pre-season victory, but they produced another encouraging performance against Football League opposition. It was another promising pre-season work-out for Adam Flint’s squad as they lost narrowly to a full strength United side with the winning goal coming shortly after the break. While United boss Joe Dunne took his…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on July 29th   Back in 2010 the Blues’ third pre-season friendly at Woodside Park saw the visiting Hammers’ squad run out comfortable winners by a four goal margin with Freddie Sears scoring all the goals. The hosts’ line-up saw Nicky Morgan in goal whilst up front former Braintree…

Kenzer Lee

Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on July 28th   There was a change from the usual Essex/Herts/London visitors for pre-season friendlies in 2015 when Dover Athletic were the visitors and Kenzer Lee’s 17th minute deflected goal was enough to give the Blues victory against the Vanarama National side. Stortford were under pressure early…

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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on July 27th   We have twice played Arsenal teams on this date, most recently in 2007. Before the first team hosted and won the Emirates Cup tournament on Saturday and Sunday, with 2-1 wins over Paris St Germain and Inter Milan, a Gunners youth team with reserve experience…