Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell looks back on Blues’ games on October 6th

We’ve had a variety of different games on this date over the last decade, with our last game on October 6th seeing a 2-0 win in a friendly at Billericay Town last season  while four years ago we drew 1-1 Chalfont St Peter in the FA Cup third qualifying round.

On this day in 2006 we played Lewes on a Friday night due to international games at the weekend. Lewes had had a bad start to the season and were in mid table while Blues were hoping to consolidate their 4th place. Lewes struck first through Sigere on 17 minutes but Jack Midson equalised before the half hour was up from a pass by Jason Mason. Before half time Lewes had hit the bar and forced good saves from Chris Wright. Early in the second half Jacl Midson struck again to put Stortford in the lead for the first time but this just pushed Lewes into furious counter attacks. It was Sigere who scored again for Lewes to bring the game all square in the 64th minute. Lewes poured forward now and on 70 minutes Martin Hayes brought on Alex Martin and Charles Ademeno to give Blues some fresh legs. Great defending and goal keeping kept the scores level until the 90th minute when Alex Martin hit a marvellous 25 yard free kick into the net.

There have been plenty of other goals on this date in history, Blues have had two 6-0 wins, against Ware in a Herts Senior Cup game in 1987 and against Clapton in an Isthmian League game in 1979, but these were surpassed by the East Anglian Cup 2nd Round game in 1970. The East Anglian Cup may not be the highest profile competition Stortford have played for and Baldock Town may not have been the toughest opponents but you can’t argue with a 10-3 win. Certainly no arguments from Dave Allaway who scored no fewer than 5 goals that day.


2015 Billericay Town 0 BSFC 2 – Friendly


2012 Chalfont St Peter 1 BSFC 1 – FA Cup 3rd Round Qualifying

Chambers, Sinclair-Furlonge, Herd, Prestedge, Anderson, Duncan, Johnson, Waller-Lassen, Sappleton, Cawley, Brayley Subs: Redgrave, Abdullahi, Webb Unused: Spence, Livings Scorer: Waller-Lassen


2007 BSFC 2 Eastleigh 2 – Conference South

Young, Kamara, Lunan, Edwards, Champion, Stanbrook, Langer, Williamson, Pearson, Midson, Martin Subs: Mason, Essandoh Unused: Patten, Gaisie, Welch Scorers: Pearson, Martin


2006 Lewes 2 BSFC 3 – Conference South

Wright, Collis, Jones, Porter, Stanbrook, Gillman, Howell, Mason, Essandoh, Midson, Fuller Subs: Martin, Ademeno Unused: Lockett, Langer, Whincup Scorers: Midson (2), Martin


2001 BSFC 2 Uxbridge 4 – Isthmian League Division 1

Desborough, Kimble, Riches, Wolf, Fannon, Taylor, Purcell, Gunn, John, Hayes, Graham

Subs: Paul, Southam Unused: Hercules Scorers: Fannon, Paul


1997 Dagenham& Redbridge 2 BSFC 1 – Isthmian League Premier Division

King, Dean, Sedgwick, Jordan, Shuttlewood, Wardley, Walker, Williams, Adekola, Cooper, Pike Subs: Comerford, Thomas Unused: Reilly Scorer: Shuttlewood


1990 BSFC 1 Dagenham 0 – Isthmian League Premier Division

Taylor, Jackman, Tamblyn-Jones, Parker, Harrigan, Went, Ryan, Bedford, Neal, Gayle, Manderson Sub: Fortune-West, Milbourne Scorer: Neal


1987 BSFC 6 Ware 0 – Herts Senior Cup 1st Round

Taylor, Nunn, Goodchild, Hull, McCayna, Hoddle, Hopkins, Cassidy, Wood, Zacchau, Barker Subs Unused: Weddell, Gayle, Moore Scorers: Hoddle, Wood (2), Zaccahu (2), Barker


1984 Epsom & Ewell 0 BSFC 0 – Isthmian League Premier Division

Welsh, Luque, John Simmonds, Smith, Hull, Hopkins, Avery, Joe Simmonds, Cardines, Ryan, Mercer Sub: Lynch


1981 Hitchin Town 0 BSFC 2 – Isthmian League Premier Division

Moore, Blackman, Baldry, Smith, Bradford, Avery, Worrell, Knapman, Radford, Brown, Sullivan Sub: Clarke Scorers: Worrell, Sullivan


1979 BSFC 6 Clapton 0 – Isthmian League Division 1

Carrick, Blackman, Bradford, Smith, Droy, Knapman, Coakley, Brame, Worrell, Eason, Radford Sub: Smith Scorers: Smith, Worrell, Eason (2), Radford (2)


1973 Oxford City 1 BSFC 0– Isthmian League Division 1

Moore, Gibson, Coombes, Payne, Still, Tone, Lawrence, Greene, Bass, Smith, Mitchell

Sub: Robinson


1970 BSFC 10 Baldock Town 3 – East Anglian Cup 2nd Round

Mollison, Lawrence, Mitchell, Pannell, Sharkey, Neeves, Whyte. Allaway, Devaux, Chappell, Clarey Sub: ??? Scorers: Pannell, Allaway (5), Devaux, Chappell (2), Clarey


1962 Hertford Town 5 BSFC 1 – Delpian League

Cherry, Godleman, Atkinson, Rankin, Neeves, Wilson, Welch, Gough, Kirbyshire, Smith, Francis Scorer: Francis


1956 BSFC 0 Eton Manor 2 – FA Cup 2nd Round Qualifying

Fox, Duncan, Atkinson, Lloyd, Carter, Hanley, Wacey, Yates, Hussey, Ewers, Scott


1951 Brentwood & Warley 8 BSFC 3 – Delphian League

Cracknell, Dady, Bradford, Lambert, Wilkins, Giles, Whitaker, Atkinson, Brown, Yates, Turner Scorers: Whitaker, Brown, Yates


1945 BSFC 3 Vauxhall Motors 7 – Spartan League Eastern Section

Davis, Springham, Connolly, Selves, Search, Hickman, Hanratty, Holdgate, Gladwin, Henderson, Davies Scorers: Hanratty, Gladwin, Henderson


1934 BSFC 3 Welwyn Garden City 2 – FA Amateur Cup 1st Round Qualifying

Vasey, Spring, Chapman, Ship, Peck, Sharp, Bailey, Burdett, Lowe, Logan, Underwood

Scorers: Sharp, Bailey, ???


1928 BSFC 2 Wood Green Town 1 – FA Amateur Cup 1st Round Qualifying

Beale, Piper, Childs, Wright, Mayes, Chapman, Bedwell, Patmore, Bass, Thurgood, Kennett

Scorers: Patmore, Thurgood


1923 BSFC 2 Codicote 0 – Herts County League

Boxall, Smith, Whiffen, R E Punter, Brown, de Boltz, Clarke, Wright, Brazier, Freeborn, RA Punter Scorers: Brown, Clarke


1906 BSFC 5 Bishop’s Stortford School 2 – Friendly


1900 BSFC 2 Saffron Walden Stars 2 – Friendly