Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on August 9th

In 2016 we played our second league game of the season on this date and Blues collected their first three point haul of the season as an injury time penalty from Bradley Woods-Garness sealed a 2-1 victory at Welling United.

The spot kick came in the fourth minute of stoppage time and was the only time Blues led in the game as they fought back from a goal down to wipe out the memory of a similar loss against Hampton on Saturday. Jon Nouble was brought down by Nelson, and Woods-Garness coolly sent the home keeper the wrong way from the spot for the winner.

Boss Gordon Boateng made two changes to the side cruelly denied by Hampton, with Josh Ekim starting in place of Ryan Auger, and Joe Benjamin coming into the team, with Nouble taking his place on the bench.

An even first half saw Dominic Green and Tambeson Eyong both have good chances for the visitors but they were dealt another sucker punch just before half-time when veteran Jamie Slabber was left unmarked to head home from a corner.

Blues started the second half well with Eyong heading Green’s free kick across the face of goal and they continued to press for a goal.

The equaliser came two minute after the hour mark and it was worth waiting for as a great run from Eyong saw him beat two men and cut inside before curling inside the post from 25 yards.

Boateng made three substitutions as his side pushed for a winner, and a minute into injury time Claudio Vicu saw a superb 25-yard effort tipped wide by Chris Lewington in the home goal.


2016 Welling United 1 BSFC 2 – Conference South

Wright, Rodgers, Herd, Eyong, Moore-Azille, Vilcu, Woods-Garness, Ekim, Benjamin, O’Neill, Green Subs: Furlonge, Auger, Nouble Unused: Lovelock, Osei Scorers: Eyong, Woods-Garness


2014 Weston super Mare 0 BSFC 1 – Conference South

Wright, De Havilland, Herd, Tabiri, Allen, Anderson, Sellears, Church, Suarez, McCall, Melaugh Subs Unused: Fagbohun, Guy, Milbourne, Edwards, Baxter Scorer: Melaugh


2012 BSFC 0 Hitchin Town 0 – Herts Charity Cup 1st Round

Kitteridge, Jones, Herd, Abdullahi, Francis, Obaze, Johnson, Spence, Mullings, Popo, Prestedge Subs: Banton, Cawley, Milton Unused: Lampe, Anderson


2008 Weston super Mare 2 BSFC 1 – Conference South

Eyre, Jones, Koko, Champion, Goodacre, King, Wixon, Edwards, Deen, Harris, Jermy

Subs: Kyprianou, Okojie Unused: Hopkins, Webster, Hasler, Scorer: Wixon


2005 Potters Bar Town 3 BSFC 1 – Herts Charity Cup 1st Round

Hussey, Jones, Garrard, Hayes, Champion, Devonshire, Howell, Manning, Adejokun, Mbala, Dobson Sub: Morison, Andrews Unused: ?????? Scorer: Mbala


1997 BSFC 2 Stamford 1 – Friendly


1994 BSFC 2 Leyton 0 – Friendly


1990 BSFC 1 RAF 0 – Friendly


1986 Hitchin Town 1 BSFC 0 – Herts Charity Cup 1st Round

Coe, Wickenden, Goodchild, Cassidy, Hull, Staunton, Fergusson, Nunn, Hardy, Templeton, Newbury Subs Unused: Birtles, Tomkins


1983 BSFC 2 Charlton Athletic 2 – Friendly


1980 BSFC 2 Ware 0 – Herts Charity Cup 1st Round

Moore, Smith, Bradford, Blackman, Brame, Avery, Simmonds, Gallagher, Radford, Clarke, Mitchell Sub: Worrell Scorers: Avery, Worrell


1977 BSFC 1 Hillingdon Borough 3 – Friendly


1975 Cheshunt 0 BSFC 1 – Friendly


1971 Stevenage Athletic 0 BSFC 1 – Friendly


1969 BSFC 2 Aveley 3 – Friendly


1967 Dagenham 1 BSFC 2 – Friendly