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Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back at Blues’ games on February 24th

In 2009 we made the short trip to Hampton for a league game. Hampton were second in the table while we were just below half way and the home side was on an unbeaten run of 14 games, the last seven of which had been victories, and looking a very tough proposition.
The home side attacked from the off and started to create plenty of chances. Ian Hodges fired over in the first minute, minutes later Lawrence Yaku`s shot was deflected for a corner, Yaku then headed wide from a Shaun McAuley cross. In the 15th minute Hodges received the ball from a Yaku knock down, but his effort went for a corner. After all this Hampton pressure it was a major surprise when Stortford sored out of the blue in the 20th minute when Marcello Fernandes was adjudged to have fouled in the area. Matt Lovett blocked the initial penalty but was unable to stop Danny Harris scoring from the rebound. McAuley was a constant wide threat, Stuart Lake fired just wide from 25 yards, Hodges sent Yaku away but Stortford keeper Ed Thompson got the slightest of touches to concede a corner, despite constant pressure from Hampton Blues still led 1-0 at half time.

The second half saw more of the same, Hodges headed over, Francis Quarm shot into the side netting. In the 64th minute Hampton brought on Ryan Lake for Fernandes and Kieran Knight for Yaku. Minutes later McAuley was denied by Thompson but then in the 68th minute Ryan Lake fed Knight who made a run into the penalty area and was tripped as he shot. Referee Carl Berry (who had a good game) awarded a penalty. Quarm hit the spot kick to Thompson`s left and although the keeper went the right way, he couldn`t get to it, 1-1. In the 75th minute Knight held up the ball in midfield and released Hodges who battled his way into the penalty area before he, too, was taken down from behind for a second penalty, the third of the game. Up stepped Quarm again, this time striking the penalty to Thompson`s right, again the keeper guessed the right way, but still couldn`t get there, 2-1 to Hampton. Overall, despite the result a good battling performance from Blues.

Further back in time, in 1973 we made our first Semi-Final in a National FA Competition when we beat old rivals Dagenham in an FA Amateur Cup 4th Round Replay. Sadly, another old rival, Slough Town made us wait another year for our first Wembley Final.

2009 Hampton & Richmond Borough 2 BSFC 1 – Conference South
Thompson, Jones, Wright, Lettejallow, Goodacre, Angus, Green, Deen, Jackman, Harris, Patterson
Subs: Essandoh, Smith, Mason Not Used: Barnard, Webb Scorer: Harris

2004 Berkhamsted Town 1BSFC 2 – Herts Charity Cup Semi-Final
Tillotson, Kyriacou, Riches, Wiltshire, Gwillim, Abass, McKeown, Forbes, Langer, Renner, Case Subs: Martin, Howell Not Used: Cooper, Southam, Bunn Scorers: Renner, Howell

2001 BSFC 2 Uxbridge 1 – Isthmian League Division 1
Desborough, Risley, Kimble, Kyriacou, Fannon, Hercules, Taylor, Southam, John, Paul, Endersby Subs: Braham, Hayes Not Used: Harvey Scorer: John (2)

1996 Enfield 0 BSFC 1 – Isthmian League Premier Division
King, Wardley, Parkyn, Shuttlewood, Paxton, Parratt, Barnaby, Roberts, Walker, Conroy, Jackman Sub: Hollamby Not Used: Cooper, Jordan, Scorer: Shuttlewood

1990 Staines Town 0 BSFC 2 – Isthmian League Premier Division
Taylor, Jackman, Tamblyn-Jones, Hopkins, Harrigan, Went, Bedford, Ryan, Young, Gayle, Manderson Subs Not Used: Spence, Risley Scorers: Young, Gayle

1987 Slough Town 1 BSFC 0 – Isthmian League Premier Division
Taylor, Glozier, Goodchild, Hopkins, Hull, Templeton, Nunn, Cassidy, Wood, Weddell, Hardy Subs: Barker, Newbury

1983 Welling United 2 BSFC 1 – London Senior Cup 2nd Round
Markwick, Wickenden, Brown, Smith, Elley, Hull, Avery, Lynch, Bradford, Simmonds, Brooks Sub: ??? Scorer: Brown

1981 Wembley 0 BSFC 3 – Isthmian League Division 1
Moore, Blackman, Brame, Smith, Bradford, Avery, Sullivan, Knapman, Radford, Simmonds, Clarke Sub Not used: Worrell Scorers: Simmonds, Bradford, Clarke

1979 Ilford 1 BSFC 0 – Isthmian League Division 1
Carrick, Coakley, Bradford, Smith, Droy, Blackman, Doyle, Eason, Ferry, Brame, Worrell
Sub: Reading

1973 BSFC 2 Dagenham 1 – FA Amateur Cup 4th Round Replay
Wiseman, Davenport, Coombes, Mitchell, Still, Lawrence, Leakey, Francis, Dear, Smith, Davidson Sub Not Used: Bunker Scorers: Davenport, Leakey

1970 Cheshunt 0 BSFC 0 – Athenian League Premier Division
Cherry, Ryan, King, Gough, Neeves, Hill, Whyte, Duggan, Devaux, Chappell, Allaway
Sub Not Used: Garofall

1968 Hornchurch 1 BSFC 1 – Athenian League Premier Division
Cherry, Drane, Mitchell, Hammond, Neeves, Abbbott, Phillips, Duggan, Nisbett, Chappell, Battram Scorer: Neeves

1962 BSFC 1 Edmonton 0 – Delphian League
Fox, Yell, Atkinson, Pope, Neeves, Rolph, Harkness, Gough, Welch, Smith, Francis
Scorer: Gough

1951 Hatfield Town 1 BSFC 4 – Spartan League Division 1
Richardson, Wilkins, Bradford, Lambert, Hubbuck, Giles, Whittaker, Barker, Brown, Yates, Ewers Scorers: Whittaker, Yates (3)

1945 BSFC 2 RAF XI 3 – Friendly

1940 BSFC 2 Ware 5 – Herts Senior Cup 1st Round
Harvey, Thurgood, Hanratty, Skerritt, Woods, Darby, Millar, Lambert, Ward, Elliott, Hall Scorers: Ward, Elliott

1934 Staines Town 1 BSFC 1 – Spartan League Division 1
Vasey, Balaam, Chapman, Kimber, Johnson, Wood, Corke, Burt, Pike, Scott, Beard
Scorer: ???

1923 Letchworth Town 9 BSFC 1 – Herts County League
Johnson, Smith, Wright, Smeeton, L Chapman, J Chapman, Lund, Clarke, Brazier, Freeborn, Punter Scorer: Brazier

1912 Hoddesdon Institute 1 BSFC 4– Rolleston Charity Cup

1909 BSFC 1 Dunmow 1 – Friendly

1906 BSFC ? Friends School ? – Friendly