Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues games on August 5th


2014 saw us host Potters Bar Town in the annual pre-season Herts Charity Cup match.


Blues’ first goal came in the 11th minute when Declan Hunt’s corner from the left was clipped into the net by Phil Anderson running in towards the near post. It was the returning central defender’s first ever goal for Stortford.


The score-line was doubled just two minutes later following another Hunt corner, this time from the other side of the pitch. Anthony Church netted his first goal of the night with a header into the net from ten yards.


Church could easily added to his tally in the 22nd minute as Jamie Guy slipped the ball into space for the midfielder to run on to but the move came to nothing. He did score a second three minutes before half-time though to wrap up the game as a contest.


Early on after the restart Wright dealt with another distance effort, this time from former Blue Ben Bowditch, and then a 25 yarder from striker Josh Hutchinson who also shot wide when well placed to score with twenty minutes left.


Substitute Spencer McCall was close with an angled low effort past the far post shortly after replacing Declan Hunt and the more the tie progressed the more it seemed that the Bishops would add another goal.


Both McCall and Ryan Melaugh had shots saved by visiting keeper Mark Underwood whilst Josh Fagbohun wasn’t far off target with a shot across the face of the goal.


McCall was involved in the last goal of the evening which came in the final minute of normal time. The substitute’s corner on the right was met by Church near the penalty spot and the skipper’s flying side-foot volley thundered into the corner of the net.


There was still time before the end for Sheldon Sellears to hit the left upright following a surging run up-field.


2017 Maldon & Tiptree 1 BSFC 1 – Friendly


2014 BSFC 4 Potters Bar Town 0 – Herts Charity Cup 1st Round

Wright, Edwards, Herd, Tabiri, Allen, Anderson, Sellears, Church, Guy, Hunt, Melaugh

Subs: Milbourne, Fagbohun, McCall Unused: Larkins, Osei Scorers: Anderson, Church (3)


2009 BSFC 1 West Ham United 0 – Friendly


2008 BSFC 0 West Ham United 2 – Friendly


2006 Hampton & Richmond Borough 2 BSFC 1 – Friendly


2000 BSFC 1 Charlton Athletic 4 – Friendly


1998  Dartford 3 BSFC 1 – Friendly


1997  BSFC 3 Hitchin Town 2 – Herts Charity Cup 1st Round

King, Wardley, Forbes, Jordan, Shuttlewood, Greaves, Walker, Barnaby, Adekola, Cooper, Thomas  Subs: Sedgwick, Comerford Not Used: Dean Scorers: Wardley, Forbes, Walker


1995  Billericay Town 1 BSFC 1 – Friendly


1989  BSFC 2 Chelmsford City 1 – Friendly


1980  BSFC 1 Leytonstone & Ilford 2 – Friendly

Moore, Smith, Bradford, Blackman, Brame, Avery, Simmonds, Gallagher, Radford, Clarke, Mitchell  Subs: Coote, Brown, Smith, Worrell  Scorer:  ???


1978  BSFC 7 Felixstowe Town 1 – Friendly

Carrick, Coakley, Massey, Carvill, Clarke, Eason, Smith, Neill, Worrell, Ferry, DearÂ

Subs: Robb, Perry, Dillsworth  Scorers:  ???


1975  Harlow Town 2 BSFC 3 – Friendly


1972 BSFC 2 Norwich City 2 – Friendly


1967 Tilbury 1  BSFC 0 – Friendly

Cherry, Durham, Abbott, Duley, Neeves, Atkinson, Chappell, Duggan, Nisbet, Phillips, Dowler

Subs: ????