Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on September 11th


In 2010 we made the short trip across Hertfordshire to face Boreham Wood in a Conference South game.


The opening minutes of the game were even and quiet. Blues first corner came in the seventh minute and then four minutes later a promising move almost led to the first goal. Good work on the right ended with Duane Jackman pulling the ball back into the middle where Reece Prestedge, on the edge of the area, dragged his drive wide of the target.


Stortford, looking the more comfortable of the two sides at this stage, settled down and in the 23rd minute Sanchez Ming caused problems to the Wood defence and crossed towards the near post but Jackman got underneath the ball from 10 yards and lifted it over the bar. Then soon after Llewellyn crossed into the middle but Prestedge’s glancing header went wide.


The Blues were wasting a few good attacks through a poor final ball. The hosts finally had a shot on goal when Elliott Godfrey shot over the bar in the 34th minute and 60 seconds later Leon McKenzie volleyed over from the edge of the box. Wood ‘keeper Jones then launched a long kick towards the Bishop’s area that stretched the defence and Stevland Angus, in particular, with McKenzie harrying the defender. The Wood number nine briefly gained possession of the ball just inside the box but thankfully Nicky Eyre was quickly off his line to block the ball away.


The ball was soon down the other end of the pitch and in the next Stortford attack, in the 38th minute, the visitors went ahead. The goal really came about through another piece of individual skill from Sanchez Ming. The midfielder gained possession outside the box and although he first had a shot blocked he regained possession and after ghosting round the left side of Wood’s defence fired an angled shot goalwards which, with the aid of a deflection, found the far corner of the net.


Two minutes later and the Blues were two ahead through a bad error by Ashlee Jones. Stortford won a corner on the left and Scott Shulton’s inswinging flag kick was misjudged by Jones at the near post. The ‘keeper fumbled the ball between his legs and it may well have crossed the line before Josh Llewellyn stuck the ball into the back of the net.


Stortford started slowly after the break and failed to clear in the 50th minute as Godfrey cut in from the right and his shot flew across the face of the goal. Just two minutes later the hosts were back in it following a corner. Wood skipper Mario Noto played the ball short towards the angle of the box where Lee Allinson whipped in a first time shot that finished in the far corner.


Minutes later Jackman was fouled outside the Wood penalty area but Prestedge’s free-kick hit the defensive wall The more the match went on the more Wood seemed to have possession of the ball but the hosts created few openings to threaten Nicky Eyre’s goal. The Stortford back four must also be credited with a fine performance as they gave little away and allowed the home side’s attack little space. Hakeem Araba came on for Duane Jackman in the 79th minute and almost immediately scored with a far post header from another Shulton corner.


Five minutes later the big striker did well going up for an Aiden Palmer cross from the left. The ball dropped down in space but fellow substitute Danny Morgan could not control the ball and struck it over the bar.


Late on Allinson, for the hosts, shot over from a good position and then in the last minute of normal time Eyre stretched to make a fine save from Wood substitute Junior Dadson’s angled shot. Referee Adam Fielding added on 3 minutes at the end but Stortford had no problems in playing out the additional time.


2012 Billericay Town 2 BSFC 2 – Friendly


2010 Boreham Wood 1 BSFC 2 – Conference South

Eyre, Jones, Palmer, Shulton, Duncan, Angus, Ming, Prestedge, Llewelyn, Jackman, Abdullahi Subs: Morgan, Araba Unused: Daly, Jnes, Mason Scorers: Ming, Llewelyn


2004 BSFC 0 Hayes 4 – Conference South

Elliott, Allman, Gwillim, Rainford, Riches, Gillman, Howell, Parmenten, Hakim, Heselton, Graham Subs: Martin, Jackman Unused: Blackwell, Young, Fenton


2001 Carshalton Athletic 2 BSFC 0 – Isthmian League Division 1

Desborough, Risley, Riches, Wolf, Fannon, Kyriacou, Hercules, Purcell, John, Hayes, Braham

Subs: Paul, Beale Not Used: Southam


1999 Bromley 0 BSFC 2 – Isthmian League Division 1

White, Fannon, Risley, Paxton, Gant, Braham, Benstock, Hayes, Willock, Quinton, Harding

Subs: Comerford, Flatts Not Used: Quinn Scorer: Hayes (2)


1993 BSFC 2 Burnham Ramblers 0 – FA Cup 1st Round Qualifying

King, Jordan, Harrigan, Edmonds, Hopkins, Walker, Das, T Burns, Fortune-West, L Burns, Ingielewicz Subs: Scott Unused: Mallett, White Scorers: Fortune-West, Ingielewicz


1990 BSFC 3 Dorking 0 – Isthmian League Cup 1st Round

Taylor, Jackman, Risley, Hopkins, Harrigan, Went, Ryan, Milbourne, Bedford, Gayle, Neill Subs: Young, Parnwell Scorers: Jackman, Went, Gayle


1984 BSFC 2 Tring Town 1 – Herts Charity Cup Semi-Final

Welsh, Wickenden, John Simmonds, Avery, Luque, Smith, Hopkins, Joe Simmonds, Harris, Cardines, Mercer Subs Unused: Scarth, Staunton Scorers: John Simmonds, Joe Simmonds


1982 Leatherhead 1 BSFC 2 – Isthmian League Premier Division

Welsh, Wickenden, Brown, Smith, Elley, Bradford, Prosser, Hull, Worrell, Brooks, Sullivan Sub: Lynch Scorers: Prosser, Worrell


1979 Aveley 4 BSFC 0 – Isthmian League Division 1

Carrick, I Smith, Bradford, M Smith, Brame, Knapman, Coakley, Eason, Worrell, Ferry, Coote Sub: ??????


1976 BSFC 1 Slough Town 2 – Isthmian League Division 1

Kitson, Tucker, Gough, Flack, Clarke, Smith, Leakey, MacKenzie, Dillsworth, Twigg, Gaine

Sub Unused: Davis Scorer: Gaine


1973 Ilford 1 BSFC 1 – Isthmian League Division 1

Moore, Davenport, Lawrence, Smith, Still, Payne, Leakey, Tone, Bass, Dear, Merrifield

Sub: Scott Scorer: Bass


1971 Sutton United 2 BSFC 1 – Isthmian League

Partridge, Cooper, Sedgeley, Lawrence, Still, Sharkey, Mitchell, Merrifield, Devaux, Duggan. Whyte Sub: ?????? Scorer: Devaux


1965 BSFC 6 Wokingham Town 1 – Athenian League Memorial Shield 1st Round

Cherry, Rolph, Atkinson, Gough, Neeves, Mitchell, Wacey. Duggan, Ferguson, James, Francis

Sub: ?????? Scorers: Wacey, Duggan (2), James (2), Francis


1962 Hornchurch 1 BSFC 2 – East Anglian Cup 1st Round

Cherry, Yell, Atkinson, Rankin, Neeves, Wilson, Harkness. Gough, Kirbyshire, Smith, Francis

Scorers: Gough, Kirbyshire


1954 Enfield 3 BSFC 1 – FA Cup Preliminary Round

S Sullivan, Duncan, Hardy, Lloyd, Carter, Hanley, Giles, Yates, Baird, T Sullivan, Ireton

Scorer: Yates


1948 BSFC 4 West Ham United ‘A’ 2 – East Anglian Cup 1st Round

Pitteway, Brooks, Bradford, Lambert, Hubbuck, Giles, Brooks, Yates, Jordan, Shakespeare, Page Scorers: ??????, ??????


1943 BSFC 5 RAF XI 2 – Friendly


1937 BSFC 2 Berkhamsted Town 1 – Spartan League Division 1

Parker, Day, Brooks, Polybank, Wood, Gardener, Clark, Myers, Haylock, Frost, Woods

Scorers: Haylock, Frost


1924 BSFC 0 Baldock Town 1 – FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Replay

Jeary, Whiffen, Piper, Osborne, Chapman, de Boltz, Clark, Wright, Bolt, Hayward, Bennett


1920 Cambridge Town 1 BSFC 2 – Friendly