Blast from the past

Andrew Cornell look back at Blues’ games on October 13th

While we were in action on this day four years ago as a Johnny Herd goal proved to be only a consolation in a 2-1 home loss against Chester, we go back to 2001 to an October seaside trip when we played Worthing away in the Isthmian League Division 1.

This was to be our promotion season but you wouldn’t know it from the league table in mid-October. Both Stortford and Worthing were anchored in mid-table, Blues having shown inconsistent form typified in the previous two Saturdays results when we had beaten Tooting & Mitcham 5-0 at home, followed by a home loss by 4-2 to Uxbridge.

For this game Blues were back to winning form although it was the home side who started well gaining 4 corners in the first half hour. Micky Desborough had to make a finger tip save from Weston’s shot but then against the run of play Stortford took the lead in the 20th minute. A corner was half cleared, Fannon and Wolf combined before Trevor Paul volleyed home. Just before the half hour Blues doubled their lead. Purcell deftly nodded the ball on and Braham shot first time into the corner giving Wastell, the Worthing keeper no chance. Worthing continued to look dangerous but Stortford saw out the rest of the half to go in 2-0 up.

Only six minutes into the second half Worthing were back in the game. Tuck intercepted a ball from Glen Southam and set Weston free. The striker passed two defenders and shot past Desborough from 20 yards. This gave the hosts fresh hope and just after the hour mark they equalised. Carrington put in a dangerous cross from the byline and Geddes gratefully scored from close range. At this point Worthing looked favourites but 10 minutes later Blues gained a free kick which Garry Kimble took from 24 yards. The Stortford player brilliantly chipped over the wall and into the corner as Wastell stood rooted. Worthing fought back but Blues sealed the win in the 89th minute when Paul got on the end of a 40 yard clearance to score.


2012 BSFC 1 Chester 2 – Conference North

Wootton, Waller-Lassen, Herd, Prestedge, Anderson, Sinclair-Furlonge, Johnson, Abdullahi, Sappleton, Cawley, Spence Subs: Ladapo, Livings, Webb Unused: Duncan, Lettejallow

Scorer: Herd


2007 Wealdstone 1 BSFC 0 – FA Cup 3rd Round Qualifying

Young, Kamara, Lunan, Williamson, Champion, Patten, Langer, Essandoh, Peason, Martin, Olusanya Subs: Gaisie, Midson, Fazackerley Unused: Wright, Welch


2001 Worthing 2 BSFC 4 – Isthmian League Division 1

Desborough, Kimble, Riches, Wolf, Fannon, Taylor, Purcell, Southam, John, Paul, Braham

Subs: Beale, Hercules Unused: Gunn Scorers: Kimble, Paul (2), Braham


1998 Harpenden Town 0 BSFC 3 – Herts Senior Cup 1st Round

King, Comerford, Campbell, Cooksey, Clifford, McArthey, Ikazoboh, Gammons, Greene, Cooper, Winger Subs Unused: Gough, Allison, Forbes Scorers: Gammons, Cooper (2)


1992 Abingdon Town 1 BSFC 1 – Isthmian League Division 1

King, Jordan, Claridge, Edmonds, Hopkins, L Burns, T Burns, Whyte, Fortune-West, Dance, Walker Sub: Sailsman Unused: Sedgwick Scorer: Fortune-W


1990 BSFC 2 Redbridge Forest 1 – FA Cup 3rd Round Qualifying

Taylor, Jackman, Tamblyn-Jones, Parker, Harrigan, Went, Ryan, Bedford, Neill, Gayle, Manderson Subs: Fortune-West, Milbourne Scorers: Neill, Fortu


1987 BSFC 0 Hitchin Town 0 – Isthmian League Premier Division

Taylor, Nunn, Goodchild, Hull, Cassidy, Hoddle, Weddell, Hopkins, Gayle, Zacchau, Barker Subs: Wood Unused: Saggers


1984 Harrow Borough 4 BSFC 1 – Isthmian League Premier Division

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


1981 Hitchin Town 0 BSFC 1 – Herts Charity Cup Semi

Moore, Mangan, Baldry, Smith, Bradford, Avery, Brown, Mitchell, Clarke, Simmonds, Sullivan Sub: Jeffrey Scorer: Sullivan


1979 Sudbury Town 2 BSFC 0 – FA Trophy 1st Round Qualifying

Carrick, Blackman, Bradford, Smith, Droy, Knapman, Coakley, Eason, Worrell, Brame, Radford Sub: Smith


1973 BSFC 1 Dulwich Hamlet 1– Isthmian League Division 1

Moore, Robertson, Gibson, Payne, Still, Lawrence, Leakey, Greene, Scott, Smith, Mitchell

Sub: Tone Scorer: Still


1970 Rainham Town 0 BSFC 1 – Essex Floodlight Cup 1st Round (At Tilbury)

Mollison, Lawrence, Mitchell, Pannell, Gough, Sharkey, Whyte. Allaway, Devaux, Chappell, Pettipher Sub: ??? Scorer: Allaway


1962 Berkhamsted Town 3 BSFC 0 – Delpian League

Cherry, Knight, Godleman, Pope, Neeves, Rolph, Harkness, Gough, Welch, Wilson, Francis


1956 Stansted 0 BSFC 4 – FA Amateur Cup 1st Round Qualifying

Fox, Duncan, Atkinson, Lloyd, Carter, Hanley, Neal, Yates, Hussey, Horton, Wacey

Scorers: Neal, Yates (2), Horton


1951 Rickmansworth Town 5 BSFC 4 – FA Amateur Cup 2nd Round Qualifying

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


1945 BSFC 10 RAF Stansted 1 – Friendly


1934 Leighton United 1 BSFC 1 – Spartan League Division 1

Vasey, Spring, Humphreys, Ship, Peck, Sharp, Burtenshaw, Bailey, Underwood, Logan, Johnson

Scorer: Burtenshaw


1928 BSFC 1 Wimbledon 1 – Friendly


1923 Welwyn 3 BSFC 1 – FA Amateur Cup 1st Round Qualifying

Boxall, Smith, Chapman, R E Punter, Brown, de Boltz, Clarke, Wright, Harkes, Freeborn,

RA Punter Scorer: WrightBSFC-New-Year-Thumbnail