|FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round draw|
or Aylesbury United v Ashford Town (Middlesex).
Match to be played on 16 October.
|Cuckoos run riot|
leaders Yaxley demolished second placed Ford Sports 6-1 at Royal Oak
Way in the 2nd October match of the day. Three Simon Acton goals, two
from Jimmy Dean and one from Ricky Hailstone gave the Cuckoos an
emphatic win, Sigitas Kazemekas the home scorer. Cogenhoe are second
after winning 5-2 at Deeping. Ben Foster, Jamie Wright, Darren Collins
and Dan Burke were on target for the Cuckoos with a Dan Ruscillo own
goal completing their tally. Rangers replied through Carl Griffiths and
Ross Nichols. Potton are fourth after ending Desborough's unbeaten
start with a 3-1 success at The Hollow. Two Brett Donnelly goals and
one from Gary Jackson sank Ar Tarn who replied with a George Donnelly
penalty. Buckingham lost 1-0 at home to Wootton who had Adam Smith on
the mark late in the game, while Woodford lost 2-1 at home to
Blackstones. Laurence Clark and Aaron Ridout gave Stones the points
with Tom Fountain the home scorer.
St Neots demolished basement side Daventry 7-1. Liam Harrold and Paul Bloss scored two apiece with Ian Trott, debutant Ozie Foster and Jon Hoggett also on target and Gareth Jones the Daventry marksman. An early Rob Speechley strike gave Holbeach a 1-0 success at Newport Pagnell while Boston Town beat Stewarts & Lloyds 2-1 at Tattershall Road with goals from Lee Orrey and Paul Goodhand, James Morrow replying for S&L. Raunds collected their first win since day one of the season, 2-1 at Northampton Spencer, Duane St John and new recruit Mike McKenzie on target with Adam Wigley the Millers scorer. Struggling pair Bourne and Long Buckby drew 1-1, Dave Drinkwater's 1st minute opener for the visitors cancelled out by Simon Bailey's reply for the Wakes.
|No mistakes this time for Thrapston|
missing out on pole position seven days earlier Thrapston went top of
Division One on 2 October with a 2-1 success at ON Chenecks. James
Blake and Keith Morson gave Thrapston the points after they trailed to
an early Lee West strike for Chenecks. Sileby are second after a 5-1
win at Irchester. A Glen Turner brace and singles from Tim Clack,
Tyrone Kent and Scott Atkinson gave Sileby an emphatic victory, Jamie
Payne replying for the Romans. Late strikes from Sol Benjamin and James
Daldy, his second of the afternoon, saw Whitworths win 3-1 at Kempston
who led briefly through Jason Layne. Two goals from Chris Ewles and one
from Stefan Lewis gave St Ives a 3-1 home win over Eye who had Ashley
Favell on the scoresheet.
Sleaford's Jamie Shaw moved to the top of the divisional scorecharts with a four goal salvo against Higham taking him to 13 for the season, Robin Holderness and Jason Partridge were also on target in a 6-1 Sleaford victory, Dave Kew the visiting scorer. Carl Foreman was Huntingdon's matchwinner in a 1-0 derby success at Eynesbury while Kevin Eyre hit a hat trick for Blisworth as they won 4-2 at Corby Cottingham. Matt Collins was the other Railwaymen marksman with Dave Trimble and Dave Donativo the home scorers. Two goals in the last two minutes from Mick Smith and Paul Adams earned Olney a 2-2 draw at Burton Park who had John Bowden and Jake Bailey on target in the clash of the two sides without a win.
|Stotfold earn second chance|
go into the hat for the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round after drawing 1-1
with Aylesbury at Roker on 2 October. Gary Walker's second minute goal
threatened an upset until the visitors equalised 15 minutes from time.
Harrowby reached the last eight of the Lincolnshire Senior Cup A with a 3-2 home win over Lincoln Moorlands. Two goals from Richard Thompson and one from Gary Walters took the Arrows through. In the Northants Junior Cup 1st Round Bugbrooke beat Silverstone 1-0 with Tom Johnson on target while Rothwell Corinthians overcame hosts Desborough Reserves 4-0 with goals from Kevin Fox, Tom Greasley, Tony Ielapi and Dan Morris.
|Northants Junior Cup - 2nd Round draw|
RESERVES or Corby St Brendans v BLISWORTH; STEWARTS & LLOYDS
RESERVES v Brackley Reserves; Corby Town Reserves v BUGBROOKE; EYE v
Harpole; HIGHAM v Ashley Rovers; Wootton St George v SILEBY;
NORTHAMPTON SPENCER RESERVES or Moulton v Roade; Oundle v THRAPSTON;
Milton v ROTHWELL TOWN RESERVES; ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS v WHITWORTHS; ON
CHENECKS v Kislingbury; Perkins v CORBY COTTINGHAM.
Matches to be played 23 October.
|September award winners|
Division Manager of the Month is Steve Cook of Stotfold while the
Division One winner is Mark Desborough of Wellingborough Whitworths.
Both managers steered their clubs to a full set of victories in league
and cup action during the month.
Goalscorer of the Month for September is Jamie Shaw of Sleaford who scored four goals on two domestic matches during the month.
|Potton open the Derek Inskip stand|
| The best
part of a thousand people were present at The Hollow on Sunday 26
September as the Derek Inskip Stand was officially opened before a
match between a Potton past and present side and the Arsenal ex-pro and
celebrity X1. Half an hour before kick off FA Vice President Ray
Berridge paid tribute to Derek and presented him with a medallion on
behalf of the Bedfordshure FA. Derek, the club's senior member with 50
years service as secretary and the youngest member of Potton Colts
Samuel Daver then cut the ribbons to declare the new stand open,
The match itself ended in a 4-1 win for the Arsenal side, all the goals scored in the second half with Royals youngster Sam Worthington on target for a Potton side which included several members of the club's 1987 and 1989 championship winning teams.
|League Knockout Cup - 2nd Round draw|
v Wootton/Bourne; Sileby v Whitworths/Eynesbury; Woodford v Eye;
Deeping/Potton/Burton PW v Stewarts & Lloyds; Kempston/Thrapston v
/Olney; Corby Cottingham/Harrowby v Ford Sports/Blisworth; Northampton
Spencer v Stotfold; Buckingham v Cogenhoe/Holbeach.
|Reserve Knockout Cup - 2nd Round draw|
| Olney v
Deeping; Irchester v Bourne/Higham; Stewarts & Lloyds v Rothwell
Town/Daventry; Desborough v Sileby/Eynesbury; Thrapston/Holbeach v
Blackstones; ON Chenecks v Cogenhoe; Stotfold v Bugbrooke; Ford Sports
|Meagan takes the Raunds reins|
Walters has stepped down as manager of Raunds Town for personal
reasons. He replaced Adam Sinclair at the Shopmates helm in January.
Raunds have promoted from within to fill the vacancy, handing the reins
to assistant Kelly Meagan, who joined Raunds in the summer. Meagan was
formerly youth team boss at Rothwell Town and briefly managed Burton
Park Wanderers last season.
|Collins joins Cogenhoe|
have signed former England semi-pro international striker Darren
Collins. The front man won four caps while playing for Enfield from
1992-94. He played in the Football League for Northampton Town, then
became the record goalscorer at Rushden & Diamonds before signing
for Kettering in a record £25,000 deal. He played in Dr Martens
championship sides at both Nene Park and Rockingham Road. This season
Collins has been playing for Grantham, while he marked his Cooks debut
with a goal in Saturday's Vase reverse at Diss.
|FA Vase 1st Round draw|
v BOURNE TOWN; Blackwell MW v HOLBEACH UNITED; Loughborough Dynamo v
HARROWBY UNITED; Alvechurch v BUCKINGHAM; BOSTON TOWN v Dudley Town;
North Greenford United v STOTFOLD; Southend Manor v POTTON UNITED;
WOODFORD UNITED or YAXLEY v Stansted.
Ties to be played on 23 October.
|Leading goalscorers at 25/9/04|
Richard Thompson (Harrowby) 7; Reuben Max-Grant (Buckingham) 6; Ben Chambers (Wootton), Scott Coleman (Northampton Spencer), Brett Donnelly (Potton), George Donnelly (Desborough), Darren Frost (Northampton Spencer), Ian Pearce (Ford Sports), Gianni Santoro (Deeping) 5.
Paul Carey (Eynesbury) 11; Dave Briffa (Rothwell Corinthians) 10; Jamie Shaw (Sleaford) 9; Barry Albone (Eynesbury ) 7; James Daldy (Whitworths), Robin Holderness (Sleaford), Glen Turner (Sileby) 6; Mike Battams (Sileby), Marr Kent (Kempston), Mario Palazzo (Eye) 5.
|Transfers to 25/9/04|
| 32. Vince
Petty - St Neots to Wootton
33. Paul Stanley - Wootton to Buckingham
34. Giuseppe Vaccario - Rothwell Town to Burton PW
35. Mark Lyte - Raunds to Long Buckby
36. Gary Kennedy - Stewarts & Lloyds to Desborough
37. Dave Stone - ON Chenecks to Sileby
38. Steve Phillips - Deeping to Eye
39. Dino Salerno - Blackstones to Eye
40. Dave Stratton - Blackstones to Yaxley
41. Adam Loake - Rothwell Corinthians to Thrapston
|Fords miss out on pole position|
| A 1-1 home
draw against St Neots wasn't enough for Ford Sports to dislodge Premier
leaders Yaxley on 25 September, Sigitas Kazemekas cancelling out Scott
Houghton's opener for the Saints. Desborough are fourth after a 2-1
home win over Newport Pagnell. George Donnelly and Shaun McPolin won it
for Ar Tarn, Sam Parrish replying for the Swans. Deeping were held 2-2
by visiting Long Buckby who twice led through Danny Wright and Jon
Crockett, Lee Ellison and Ross Nichols twice hauling Rangers on terms.
Stewarts & Lloyds produced the comeback of the day to win 3-2 at
Buckingham who went two up through Reuben Max-Grant and Lance
Gentle-King. Matty O'Neill and James Morrow levelled before a Greig
McIlwain spot kick won it for S&L.
Rothwell Corinthians top Division One after a 2-1 home win over St Ives. Tony Ielapi and Andy Brown gave Corinths their win, Anton D'Avilar replying for St Ives. Thrapston are second after a 2-2 draw at Huntingdon who twice led through James Edwards and Darren Ray, James Blake (penalty) and Keith Morson replying for the visitors. A Gary Owen strike deep into injury time earned Corby Cottingham a 1-1 draw at Eye whose marksman was Shaun Skerritt, while Blisworth pipped Olney 2-1 at Courteenhall Road with a Jason Bradshaw spot kick and Mark Barnard effort getting the better of Paul Munday's opener for the Nurserymen.
|Six through in Vase|
| Six clubs
made FA Vase progress in the 2nd Qualifying Round on 25 September.
Boston found their goal touch with a vengeance as they thrashed league
rivals Daventry 7-0. Ben Harris scored three, Lee Orrey two and James
Brader and Matt Price one apiece. Stotfold were aldo among the goals
winning 5-0 at Hadleigh. Gary Walker scored twice with singles for Paul
Garrett, Luke Gregson and Justin Griffith. Two late Brett Donnelly
goals saw Potton to a 3-1 win over Woodbridge, Mark Bryant the other
Royals scorer, while a lone Nick Keeble goal saw Holbeach to a 1-0
success at Arnold. Two first half goals from Martin Wormall saw
Harrowby past Ibstock 2-1 while another two goal marksman was Bourne's
Simon Bailey as the Wakes eased past Bromyard 2-1.
Woodford and Yaxley replay on Tuesday after a 1-1 Byfield Road draw. Adam Knight's last minute leveller earned Woodford a second chance after Peter Miller put the Cuckoos ahead.
Cogenhoe lost 4-2 at Diss, Darren Collins and Elliott Sandy on target, while a lone Laurence Clark strike was Blackstones' only reward in a 5-1 drubbing by Friar Lane. Northampton Spencer exited 3-1 to Godmanchester, Ross Harris scoring the Millers' consolation while Raunds, were beaten 2-0 at Long Melford. Wootton paid the penalty for a poor start at Leverstock Green, going out 3-2 despite a battling comeback which brought goals from Adam Smith and Darek Jozwiak. All three Division One sides went out. Peter Collins and Barry Albone were on target for Eynesbury in a 3-2 loss against 2002 finalists Tiptree, but Kempston crashed 9-0 at Hanwell and Bugbrooke exit 10-1 at Lowestoft, manager Danny Mackintosh scoring the Badgers' consolation.
|Sleaford in repeat success|
bid for a fourth consecutive Lincolnshire Senior Cup B success kicked
off with a 2-0 1st Round win over last season's beaten finalists
Wyberton on 25 September. Michael Ward and a Louie Christy own goal saw
off the Lincolnshire League leaders.
In the First Round of the Northants Junior Cup James Daldy of Whitworths hit a hat trick as the Flourmen saw off Corby Strip Mills 4-1. Sol Benjamin was the other Whitworths marksman. Two goals from Lee West and one from Mark Jameson gave ON Chenecks a 3-0 victory at Crick while Jason Kew, James Westley and Danny Bird shared the Higham goals in a 3-2 win at Northampton Harlequins. Irchester lost 4-2 at Milton after extra time, Damian Grant and Adam Taylor on target for the Romans, while Burton Park exited 3-1 to Oundle after opening the scoring through Paul Chisholm.
|Holders exit in night of cup shocks|
Knockout Cup action on 21 September saw three surprises. The biggest
upset came at Boston where the holders crashed 3-1 to lower grade Eye
in a First Round tie. Ross Don-Duncan gave the Poachers a first half
lead but after the break Darren Paling, Phil Anderson and Trevor Smith
shared the goals in a giant killing. Less surprising was Eynesbury's
3-1 Preliminary Round defeat of Raunds. Peter Collins, Barry Albone and
Paul Carey shared the Rovers goals, Adam Bridgeford replying for the
Shopmates. Another First Round surprise saw lowly Stewarts & Lloyds
beat Yaxley 1-0 with Michael Byrne's long range strike deciding the
contest in extra time.
The night's other Preliminary tie saw Kempston surprise Rothwell Corinthians 4-2. A Matt Kent brace plus singles from Jason Layne and Chris Boniface won it for Kempston with Jim Partridge and Andy Gardiner replying for Corinths. In Round One Woodford were 4-0 winners at Bugbrooke with Craig Pearman, Rick Kimbell, Tony Burt and Carl Standen on the scoresheet, while a late Scott Coleman double saw Northampton Spencer to a 3-1 home win over Daventry who led through James Harri before Darren Frost squared the tie.
On Wednesday Wootton needed penalties to ward off another upset after drawing 1-1 with St Ives. James Clark gave the Division One side the lead before Ben Chambers came off the bench to level. The shootout went Wootton's way 4-2 with misses from Graeme Thackray and Warren Everdell proving costly for the Saints. In Round One an extra time Reuben Max-Grant goal gave Buckingham a 1-0 derby win over Newport Pagnell.
|FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round draw|
RANGERS or Coalville Town v Rushall Olympic; STOTFOLD v Aylesbury
Ties to be played on 2 October.
|Posh call off Maunsell Cup semi|
United have called off their Maunsell Cup semi-final visit to
Desborough scheduled for 21 September. Posh have had difficulties in
raising a side for the trip to the Waterworks Field.
|Stotfold through in FA Cup - Deeping replay|
were the only UCL winners in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round on 18
September. Goals from Gary Walker and Ian Morrison gave the Eagles a
2-1 success at league rivals Wootton who replied through Sayeed
Hussein. Deeping drew 2-2 at home to Coalville after opening up a two
goal lead through Gianni Santoro and Chris Garwell. Cogenhoe lost 2-1
at Waltham Forest after leading through Richard Turner while Potton
exited 2-0 at Harrow.
|Cuckoos fly high|
moved to the head of the Premier Division on 18 September, thanks to a
3-0 home win over Bourne with a Danny Bowyer brace and Younis Tajer
effort. Sigitas Kazemekas hit a hat trick for Ford Sports as they beat
visitng Newport Pagnell 4-1 to climb to second. Ian Pearce was also on
target for the Motormen with Ivan Karkow replying for the Swans. A
Meshach Cole brace and Reuben Max-Grant strike saw Buckingham to a 3-0
win over Northampton Spencer at Ford Meadow and fourth place. Two of
the strugglers met at Elderstubbs, Ben Harris and Danny Matson on
target as Boston Town beat Daventry 2-0, while a lone Greig McIlwain
strike gave Stewarts & Lloyds their first win, 1-0 at home to
Woodford. The match between Raunds and Desborough at Kiln Park was
abandoned after Desborough defender Bill Riddle suffered a broken
collarbone on the hour, his side were leading by a single Jimmy Simpson
goal at the time of abandonment.
|Sileby run ended|
surrendered their unbeaten record in Division One with a 4-3 defeat at
Rothwell Corinthians on 18 September. Two Dave Townsend strikes, Dave
Briffa's tenth goal of the season and a Grant Stewart own goal gave
Corinths victory, two goal Glen Turner and Scott Atkinson replying.
Whitworths and Thrapston trail Sileby on goal difference. A last minute
Matt Freeman goal gave the Flourmen a 1-0 derby success at home to
Higham while Jim Wilson, Zeke Lyford and Jason Lee were on target for
Thrapston in a 3-1 home defeat of Olney who scored first through Paul
Munday. A second half Mario Palazzo hat trick saw Eye to a 4-1 success
at Kempston, Shaun Skerritt the other visiting marksman with Keith
Thomas replying for the Walnut Boys.
Will Fordham and Chris Ewles saw St Ives to a 2-1 home win over corby Cottingham who replied with a Steve Brydon spot kick. Paul Carey, Stuart Harper, Peter Collins and Mark Garwood shared the goals as Eynesbury won 4-2 at Sleaford, a Jamie Shaw double unable to prevent the Lincolnshire side's first home UCL defeat. Two Jason Lee goals and singles from James Edwards and Gavin Marsh gave Huntingdon a 4-2 victory at ON Chenecks for whom Lee West scored two. Sammy Dale and Gareth Errington were on target for Bugbrooke as they overturned a Dave Hiscock opener to pip Irchester 2-1 at Birds Close. Blisworth won 2-1 at Burton Park after falling behind to an early Joe Rich own goal, Neil Lovell and Matt Collins replying for the Railwaymen.
|Harrowby on a goal spree|
stormed to an 8-2 win at Long Buckby in the Knockout Cup Preliminary
Round on 18 September. Richard Thompson hit a hat trick, there were two
apiece for Gary Walters and Martin Wormall and one for Dom Revill with
Justin McKenzie scoring two late Bucks consolations. In Round One last
season's beaten finalists St Neots exited 3-2 to 2003 winners
Blackstones. A Craig Moyses brace and Laurence Clark effort put Stones
through, Liam Harrold and Mark Phillips replying.
|Leading goalscorers at 18/9/04|
Richard Thompson (Harrowby) 8; Brett Donnelly (Potton), Ian Pearce (Ford Sports), Gianni Santoro (Deeping) 5; Danny Bowyer (Yaxley), Ben Chambers (Wootton), Meshach Cole, Reuben Max-Grant (Buckingham), George Donnelly (Desborough), Darren Frost (Northampton Spencer), Liam Harrold (St Neots), Justin McKenzie (Long Buckby), Matt Murphy (Ford Sports), Richard Turner (Cogenhoe), Martin Wormall (Harrowby) 4.
Dave Briffa (Rothwell Corinthians), Paul Carey (Eynesbury) 10; Jamie Shaw (Sleaford) 9; Barry Albone (Eynesbury), James Daldy (Whitworths), Robin Holderness (Sleaford), Glen Turner (Sileby) 6; Mike Battams (Sileby), Mario Palazzo (Eye) 5; Matt Freeman (Whitworths), Dave Hiscock (Irchester), Gez McClafferty (Corby Cottingham) 4
|Transfers to 18/9/04|
| 20. Mark
Pittam - Northampton Spencer to Long Buckby
21. Ben Harris - Harrowby to Boston Town
22. Ross Thurlow - Desborough to Raunds
23. Craig Thurlow - Desborough to Raunds
24. Scott Houghton - Blackstones to St Neots
25. Tom Bland - Blisworth to Ford Sports
26. Colin Cooper - Blisworth to Ford Sports
27. Laurence Clark - Eye to Blackstones
28. Matt Millman - Olney to Newport Pagnell
29. Stefan Tinworth - Stewarts & Lloyds to Rothwell Town
30. Luke Dowling - Long Buckby to Ford Sports
31. Rob Steele - Daventry to Ford Sports
|Woodford unbeaten run ended|
| The 15
September action saw Woodford's unbeaten league run ended by Buckingham
who ran out 1-0 Ford Meadow winners thanks to a first half Meshach Cole
In the FA Vase Wootton won 2-0 at Cockfosters in their 1st Qualifying Round replay, Darren Jones and Darek Jozwiak on the mark.
|Cuckoos climb to second|
moved up to 2nd place in the Premier Division on 14 September by
beating Blackstones 4-1 at Leading Drove. Peter Miller, Danny Bowyer,
Jimmy Dean and Mark Kingston were the Cuckoos marksmen, Laurence Clark
replying for Stones. Ford Sports are fifth after beating Northampton
Spencer 4-1 at Royal Oak Way. Spencer Freed, Dave Bond, Colin Cooper
and Ian Pearce shared the goals for the Motormen with Mohamed Ali on
target for the Millers. Deeping were 4-2 home winners over basement
side Stewarts & Lloyds at Outgang Road. On target for Rangers were
Ross Nichols, Dave Robertson (penalty), Lee Ellison and Chris Garwell,
Chris Power and Matty O'Neill on the scoresheet for S&L.
Stotfold produced the comeback of the night to beat visiting Newport Pagnell 3-2. Jamie Scales and Ian Cooper gave the Swans a two goal lead within a quarter of an hour of the start but Gary Walker and two goal Justin Griffith turned the tables after the break. St Neots were 2-0 winners at Raunds with Jon Hoggett and Craig Green on the mark, while a lone Simon Bailey goal gave Bourne their first win, 1-0 at Boston. Long Buckby also enjoyed their first success, beating hosts Daventry 4-2 at Elderstubbs. Justin McKenzie, Ashley Bradshaw, Dave Drinkwater and Dan Renshaw were the Buckby marksmen, Gareth Jones and Ben Collins replying for Town.
|Five over first Vase hurdle|
| Five clubs
were successful in the FA Vase 1st Round Qualifying on 11 September.
Simon Acton's hat trick gave Yaxley a 3-1 win over Newport Pagnell in
an all EBUCL tie, Mike Riley replying while a first half Craig Pearman
strike gave Woodford their first ever Vase victory, 1-0 at home to
Norwich United. Paul Goodhand's late strike saw Boston Town to a 1-0
win at Lye. Cogenhoe blitzed hosts Welwyn Garden City 5-1, but only
after extra time. Roy Anderson, Elliott Sandy, Richard Turner, Donovan
Reed and Ben Foster shared the Cooks' goals. Blackstones also won in
extra time, 4-2 at Sandiacre, to give new boss Kevin Flynn a winning
start. Michael Chong, Scott Houghton, Craig Moyses and Matty Doyle were
all on the scoresheet.
Wootton face a Wednesday replay at Cockfosters after a 3-3 home draw. Adam Smith, Nicky Hurst and Dean Chapman were the Blue Cross marksmen, while Hurst also scored at the wrong end! Deeping lost 2-1 at Arnold, Carl Griffiths the Rangers marksman while Ford Sports crashed 6-2 to Quorn, Kaz Sigitas and Chris Evans the Motormen scorers. Long Buckby lost 3-0 to Halstead and Rothwell Corinthians 5-0 to Whitton.
|Fightback takes Harrowby top|
took over pole position in the Premier Division on 11 September after
fighting back from two down to draw 2-2 at Desborough. George Donnelly
and Grant Mawby gave Ar Tarn a two goal advantage before Darren Glover
and Gary Walters earned the Arrows a precious point. Brett Donnelly's
hat trick and a debut strike from the returning Steve Kuhne saw Potton
to a 4-1 home win over botttom markers S&L who replied through
Matty O'Neill. Meshach Cole and Reuben Max-Grant were the Buckingham
marksmen in a 2-0 victory at Raunds, while Northampton Spencer beat
Holbeach 3-1 at Kingsthorpe Mill, Darren Frost, Phil Ringer and Scott
Coleman on target after Kevin Childs opened the scoring for the Tigers.
Bourne and Daventry drew 3-3 at the Abbey Lawn in their bottom of the
table clash. Micky Nuttell, Carl Basker and Leroy Medina were the Wakes
marksmen with Ben Collins, Darren Towers and James Harri replying for
|First double for Sleaford|
Sleaford completed their first EBUCL double on 11 September, beating
Bugbrooke 4-0 at Cranwell. Jamie Shaw scored two for Sleaford with
singles from Paul Ward and Robin Holderness. Corby Cottingham beat
visitors Kempston 4-1 after trailing to Anup Kalyan's opener. Dave
Donativo, Gez McClafferty, Sean Brennan and Dave Trimble shared the
Cottingham goals. A last minute Steve Horton own goal gave Thrapston a
1-0 victory at hapless Burton Park while draw specialists Eye were
involved in their fourth stalemate of the season. 1-1 at home to
Eynesbury. Chris Kaye gave Eye the lead, Paul Carey replying with his
ninth goal of the campaign.
|Olney spring Knockout Cup upset|
surprise of the 11 September Knockout Cup action was Olney's 1-0
success at Irchester in the Preliminary Round. Paul Pratt was on target
as the Nurserymen claimed their first win of the season. James Daldy
hit a hat trick as Whitworths blitzed neighbours Higham 6-1. Anthony
Sharp scored two and Neil Chance one for the Flourmen, Danny Bird
replying for the Lankies. In Round One Grant Stewart scored a last
minute Sileby winner as they disposed of Huntingdon 2-1. James Edwards
gave Huntingdon the lead before Mike Battams levelled for Rangers.
Premier side Stotfold were comfortable 5-0 winners at ON Chenecks with
a Gary Walker brace and singles from Paul Garrett, Justin Griffith and
|Flynn takes Stones reins|
| The first
Premier Division managerial change of the new season has seen Mel
Landin resign at Blackstones due to business commitments. Landin had
been at the Stones helm for three years and steered the club to success
in the League Knockout Cup in 2003 and Lincs Senior Cup A last season.
Landin's assistants Jim Shilling and Dave Eldred have also left the
Lincoln Road club.
Replacing Landin in the Stones hot seat is Kevin Flynn. He was a member of the Blackstones side which won promotion to the Premier Division in 1988 and spent nine years as a coach at the Peterborough United academy until Posh scrapped their youth policy. In his last year with Peterborough Flynn managed the Posh under 17 side to a league championship. Senior player Trevor Smith will be Flynn's assistant.
|FA Cup - 1st Qualifying Round draw|
RANGERS v Coalville Town; Harrow Borough v POTTON UNITED; FORD SPORTS
or Southend Manor v Billericay Town; WOOTTON BLUE CROSS v STOTFOLD;
RAUNDS TOWN or Hertford Town v Bury Town; Waltham Forest v COGENHOE
Ties are to be played on Saturday 18 September.
|August award winners|
| In the
Premier Division Woodford's Phil Mason is the August Manager of the
Month after leading the Byfield Road club to the top flight summit for
the first time. The Division One award goes to a familiar winner, Gary
Petts. He collected awards aplenty with previous club Thrapston and now
wins his first award with Sileby Rangers. An eight goal haul earned
Eynesbury's Paul Carey the Goalscorer of the Month prize.
|Leading goalscorers at 4/9/04|
5 - Gianni Santoro (Deeping), Richard Thompson (Hsrrowby); 4 - Ben Chambers (Wootton), Matt Murphy (Ford Sports), Richard Turner (Cogenhoe).
9 - Dave Briffa (Rothwell Corinthians); 8 - Paul Carey (Eynesbury); 6 - Barry Albone (Eynesbury); 5 - Robin Holderness, Jamie Shaw (Sleaford); 4- Mike Battams, Glen Turner (Sileby)
|Five through in FA Cup - replays for two more|
| Five clubs
progressed to the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round with Preliminary Round
victories on 4 September, two more face midweek replays.
The top of the Premier clash saw Cogenhoe stun Woodford 7-0. Donovan Reed led the way with a hat trick with Ben Foster, Elliott Sandy, Richard Turner and Wayne Richardson all on the scoresheet. Another all UCL tie saw Stotfold win 2-1 at Yaxley, Justin Griffith and Gary Walker on target for the Eagles with Simon Acton the Cuckoos marksman. Potton won 3-0 at Bedford United with a Paul Donnelly strike and James Hatch brace. Ross Nichols and Dave Robertson were the scorers in Deeping's 2-0 win over Glapwell, while Nicky Hurst was the Wootton matchwinner as they edged out Broxbourne 1-0.
A Danny Jackson spot kick earned Raunds a 1-1 draw at home to Hertford while Mark Drake scored for Ford Sports as they drew 1-1 at home to Southend Manor. Craig Moyses was the Blackstones scorer in a 2-1 reverse against Barwell while Boston Town went down 2-1 to Stone, Paul Goodhand on target. Sam Johnson was the Desborough scorer as they bowed out 4-1 to North Greenford, while Christopher Wreh's early strike for Buckingham at Harlow wasn't enough to prevent the Robins losing 3-1.
Michael Lyon scored for Newport Pagnell in a 2-1 reverse at Holmer Green, while Northampton Spencer crashed 7-1 at Lowestoft, Scott Coleman the Millers' marksman. Bourne went down 3-0 at Rushall while Long Buckby lost 1-0 at Enfield.
|Harrowby climb to third|
climbed to third place in the Premier Division on 4 September, winning
3-2 at Stewarts & Lloyds in the only top flight match of the day.
Two goals from Ian Williams and a fifth of the season from Richard
Thompson gave the Arrows the points despite a home fightback which saw
Greig McIlwain and James Morrow on target.
Sileby opened up a three point gap at the top of Division One, beating Kempston 3-0 with two Mike Battams goals and one from Dom Berardi. Early strikes from Jason Crawley and James Daldy saw Whitworths to a 2-0 home win over Huntingdon and second place. James Westley was Higham's matchwinner as they beat Corby Cottingham 1-0 to move up to third. Rothwell Corinthians are fourth after a 5-1 success at ON Chenecks. Dave Briffa is on nine goals for the season after hitting a hat trick, Ben Guy and Kevin Fox were the other Corinths marksmen with Peter Green scoring the home consolation.
A last minute Aaron Johnson-Chapman goal gave St Ives a 2-1 home win over Irchester. Will Fordham was the other Saints scorer, Dave Hiscock replying for the Romans. Eye suffered their first defeat of the campaign, 3-1 at home to Bugbrooke who had two goal Steve Aslett on target along with an Ivan Steels own goal. Darren Paling replied for Eye. Eynesbury and Thrapston drew 1-1 at Hall Road, Barry Albone and Keith Morson the respective scorers. A late Adrian Chester spot kick gave Burton Park their first point in a 1-1 stalemate at Olney who had Dave Lancaster on target.
In the Knockout Cup Preliminary Round Blisworth beat Sleaford 3-1. Jamie Evans, Joe Rich and Matt Collins took the Railwaymen through, Robin Holderness scoring a visiting consolation.
|Transfers to 4/9/04|
| 15. Mark
Lovelace - Harrowby to Boston Town
16. Ashley Bradshaw - Blisworth to Long Buckby
17. Steve Kuhne - St Neots to Potton
18. Darren Jameson - Daventry to Blisworth
19. Craig Archer - Daventry to Woodford
|Leading scorers at 28/08/04|
5 - Gianni Santoro (Deeping); 4 - Ben Chambers (Wootton), Matt Murphy (Ford Sports), Richard Thompson (Harrowby), Richard Turner (Cogenhoe)
8 - Paul Carey (Eynesbury); 6 - Dave Briffa (Rothwell Corinthians); 5 - Barry Albone (Eynesbury), Jamie Shaw (Sleaford); 4 - Robin Holderness (Sleaford), Glen Turner (Sileby)
|FA Cup - revised Preliminary Round draw|
Town v Stone Dominoes; Rushall v Bourne; Blackstones v Barwell; Deeping
v Glapwell; Cogenhoe v Woodford; Enfield v Long Buckby; Bedford United
v Potton; Newmarket or Ford Sports v Southend Manor; Desborough v North
Greenford or Clapton; Holmer Green v Newport Pagnell; Harlow v
Buckingham; Yaxley v Stotfold; Raunds v Hertford; Lowestoft v
Northampton Spencer; Wootton v Broxbourne.
|FA Cup comes to Deeping|
Rangers have been drawn at home for the first time in the FA Cup, they
entertain Northern Counties East League Glapwell in the Preliminary
Round on 4 September. To mark the occasion Rangers will have the FA Cup
itself on display at Outgang Road from 11 am to 2 pm on the day of the
match. A photographer will be in attendance and individuals will be
able to have their photo taken with the trophy. A small charge will be
made for club funds.
|Transfers to 28/08/04|
| 6. Gary
Chambers - Rothwell Corinthians to Rothwell Town
7. Brendan McGovern - Rothwell Corinthians to Rothwell Town
8. Danny Bowyer - Eye to Yaxley
9. Simon Claridge - St Neots to St Ives
10. Matk Lyte - Cogenhoe to Raunds
11. Ashley Stevens - St Neots to Yaxley
12. Alex Giscombe - Buckingham to St Neots
13. Jon Kyte - Raunds to Rothwell Corinthians
14. Anton Sgroi - Blackstones to Deeping
|Wreh inspires Robins|
Arsenal FA Cup winner Christopher Wreh inspired Buckingham to a 4-2 FA
Cup Extra Preliminary Round win over Kingsbury on 28 August. The
Liberian international scored the Robins' opener and set up further
goals for Reuben Max-Grant and Kieran Carey. James Patterson was the
other Buckingham marksman. A Mark Drake goal ten minutes from time gave
Ford Sports a 1-1 draw at Newmarket, but three other sides bowed out.
Holbeach lost 1-0 at home to Alvechurch, Daventry went down 3-0 at
Coalville which St Neots collapsed 6-1 at Ipswich Wanderers, Paul Bloss
|Woodford stay on pole|
end August on top of the Premier after their success at Harrowby on the
28th. A 57th minute Adam Knight goal gave Phil Mason's side a single
goal victory at Harrowby Fields. Second placed Cogenhoe needed an 88th
minute Rob Goldring strike to see off Raunds 2-1 at Compton Park. An
early David Coales own goal gave the Cooks the lead with Adam Taylor
replying for the Shopmates. Yaxley are third after a 3-1 home win over
Northampton Spencer. Mark Kingston, Ricky Hailstone and Danny Bowyer
gave the Cuckoos the points, Julian Anger replying for the Millers.
Newly promoted Potton won 1-0 at Blackstones, Sam Worthington the
matchwinner just after the interval.
Gianni Santoro, Chris Garwell and Lee Ellison shared the Deeping goals in a 3-0 success at Long Buckby, while Newport Pagnell saw off hosts Stewarts & Lloyds 3-1 after trailing at the break to a Greig McIlwain strike. Two Michael Lyon goals and one from Lee Tinsley gave the Swans victory. Wootton and Boston drew 1-1 at Weston Park, Ben Chambers the home marksman after Richard Pell's opener for the Poachers, while Bourne picked up their first point of the season in a 0-0 draw at home to Stotfold.
|Lankies in Roman conquest|
winning start to the season was ended by neighbours Higham who won 1-0
at Alfred Street with a Danny Bird goal after 72 minutes. The Romans'
reverse enabled Sileby to take over at the top after a 2-1 success at
Huntingdon. A Paul Byers own goal put the home side in front but two
goals in a minute from Craig Cotton and Dom Berardi gave Rangers the
points. Whitworths are third after a 2-1 victory at Rothwell
Corinthians. Anthony Sharp and Matt Freeman gave the Flourmen the
points with Ian Symington scoring a late Corinths reply. Eye caretaker
boss Alex Brown remains unbeaten at the helm after his side drew 1-1 at
Blisworth, Colin Cooper's late reply for the Railwaymen cancelling out
Mario Palazzo's first half starter for Eye. Thrapston were 3-2 winners
at Bugbrooke with Jason Lee, Dave Harding and Lee Ward the visiting
marksmen, Gareth Errington and Steve Aslett replying for the Badgers.
Sleaford's home debut at RAF Cranwell saw them demolish ON Chenecks 5-1. Robin Holderness led the way with a hat trick, Steve Borrill and Steve Rowland also on target with Mark Jameson the visiting scorer. Eynesbury demolished point less and goal less Burton Park 8-0 at Latimer Park. Paul Carey scored four for Rovers, Barry Albone two and Ross West and Peter Collins one apiece. Gerard McClafferty, Lee Martin and Steve Brydon (penalty) scored in the last half hour as Corby Cottingham won 3-0 at Olney while three second half goals saw St Ives to a 3-1 success at Kempston who led at the break through Mark Reeve. Simon Claridge, Anton D'Avilar and Aaron Johnson-Chapman turned the tables after the interval.
|Wakes lose again|
| The 25
August action saw new look Bourne lose again in the Premier, 1-0 at
Blackstones whose matchwinner was Alex Higgins. Wootton and Raunds drew
2-2 at Weston Park, Adam Smith and Ashley Hilton the Blue Cross
marksmen with a Steve Graham own goal and Danny Jackson effort giving
the Shopmates a point. The match between Holbeach and Deeping was
postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The top of the table clash in Division One saw Irchester rout Kempston 6-0. The Walnut Boys had Rick Hughes sent off early on and were overwhelmed as the Romans stormed back to the top with two goals from Andy Cox and singles from Damian Grant, Martin Cain, Phil Lawrence and Gary Cotter. Corby Cottingham and Sleaford drew 2-2 at the Rockingham Triangle. Steve Rowland and Jamie Shaw twice put Sleaford in front, Gerard McClafferty and Rob Stewart levelling for the home side.
Twenty four hours later Whitworths beat visiting Blisworth 4-1. Jason Crawley, Scott Whitney, Paul Smith and James Daldy shared the Flourmen's goals after Pete Gregory gave the Railwaymen an early lead.
|Woodford go top for the first time|
topped the Premier table for the first time after beating Northampton
Spencer 2-1 at Byfield Road on 24 August. Carl Standen and Nicky Gordon
scored in the last eight minutes to overturn the Millers advantage
through a Darren Frost strike. Cogenhoe, Harrowby and Desborough also
have ten points. A lone Rob Goldring strike just past the hour saw the
Cooks to a 1-0 home success against Buckingham while Richard Thompson
and Darren Glover were the Arrows men on the mark in a 2-0 Harrowby
Fields defeat of Boston Town. The division's last 100% record came to
grief at Daventry where the struggling home side fought back to draw
2-2 with Desborough. Sam Johnson and Jamie Gilseman gave Ar Tarn a two
goal advantage, but Ian McGregor and Ben Collins replied to give
Daventry their first point of the season. Ford Sports edged out Long
Buckby 2-1 in their Royal Oak derby, Ian Pearce (penalty) and Mark
Drake the Fords marksmen, Dave Drinkwater replying. Newport Pagnell won
2-1 at Potton, Jamie Scales and Gary Flinn securing victory with Sam
Worthington the home scorer. St Neots collected their first win of the
season, 2-1 at home to Stotfold. Vince Petty and Danny Griggs netted
for the Saints, Graeme Tomlinson replying for the Eagles. The first
postponement of the season came at Occupation Road, heavy rain claiming
the meeting of S&L and Yaxley.
|Sileby regain pole|
returned to the head of Division One on 24 August with a 3-0 success at
Olney. Glen Turner and two goal Tim Clack were the Rangers marksmen.
Rothwell Corinthians were 2-0 winners at Burton Park with a Dave Briffa
spot kick and Dan Morris strike while Eye caretaker boss Alex Brown
enjoyed his first win at the helm as Lee Tyler, Mario Palazzo and Chris
Kaye sunk Thrapston 3-0. Gary Marheineke hit a hat trick as Huntingdon
demolished hitherto unbeaten hosts Higham 5-1. Richard King and Gavin
Marsh were also on the scoresheet, Steve Ainge replying for the
Lankies. Another hat trick hero was Eynesbury's Barry Albone as Rovers
beat St Ives 6-3 in a Hall Road derby. Paul Carey scored twice and
Craig Smith once while the Saints replied through James Clarke, Graeme
Thackray and Will Fordham. There were two goals apiece for Mark Jameson
and Paul Tebbutt as ON Chenecks got off the mark with a 4-1 defeat of
Bugbrooke who replied through Gareth Errington.
|Daniels quits at Eye|
serving Eye United manager Roger Daniels has stepped down at Chestnut
Avenue. He resigned after last week's draw at Huntingdon.
Daniels had been at the Eye helm for eight years, presiding over three championships in the Peterborough League including the historic 2000-01 campaign which saw Eye win all thirty league games.
Taking the reins for now is former skipper Alex Brown who will continue with Vince Elliott as assistant.
|Desborough the last maximum men|
boasted the only 100% record in the top flight after the third round of
matches on 21 August. Ar Tarn edged out Potton 2-1 at the Waterworks
Field where goals from Michael Coles and Andy Greensmith gave
Desborough the points, Brett Donnelly replying. Woodford won 4-1 at
Raunds to go second. Tony Burt and Carl Standen scored two apiece for
the Reds with Danny Jackson's penalty counting for the Shopmates.
Second half strikes from Ricky Hailstone, James Richardson and two goal
Jimmy Dean earned Yaxley a 4-1 home win over Daventry whose first goal
of the season was scored by Jermaine Lawes. Harrowby remain unbeaten
after a 1-1 draw at Northampton Spencer, Darren Frost giving the
Millers a half time lead only for a Gavin Nullatamby own goal to square
the contest. Ford Sports were 4-0 winners over Stewarts & Lloyds at
Royal Oak Way, Matt Murphy scoring twice with Ian Pearce and Chris
Evans also on the mark.
Deeping showed great character to overcome St Neots 3-1 at Outgang Road. Trailing to a Liam Harrold spot kick, Rangers were reduced to ten men by Dave Robertson's dismissal, but still fought back to take the points with Chris Garwell, Lee Ellison and Gianni Santoro on target. Stotfold inflicted Holbeach's first defeat, 3-1 at Roker. Luke Gregson scored twice late on for the Eagles whose opener from Wes Byrne was cancelled out by Danny Hussey's reply. A last minute Lee Waters goal gave Blackstones a 1-1 draw at Buckinghamn whose scorer was Martin Young while Long Buckby collected their first point of the season in a 0-0 stalemate at Boston Town. The bottom of the table clash at the Abbey Lawn saw Bourne go down 4-2 to Wootton. Ben Chambers hit a hat trick for Blue Cross whose other marksman was Darek Jozwiak. Simon Bailey and Leroy Medina netted for the Wakes.
|Kempston maintain winning start|
joined Irchester on the nine point mark at the top of Division One on
21 August. A first half Matt Kent brace earned the Walnut Boys a 2-0
win at Rothwell Corinthians. Sileby led three times at Eye but were
forced to settle for a 3-3 draw. Lee Purser and two goal Mike Battams
gave Rangers the lead on three occasions but a spirited Eye responded
with levellers from Darren Paling, Trevor Smith and Ashley Favell.
Sleaford collected their first win in UCL football, 4-1 at Bugbrooke,
with Jamie Shaw scoring two, John Sabin and Ronin Holderness providing
scoring support before a late Tom New consolation for the Badgers. The
surprise of the day came at Jubilee Park where Huntingdon beat Corby
Cottingham 2-1, Ian King and Carl Foreman the home marksmen, Duncan
McNish reducing the arrears late on. First half goals from Matt Collins
and Jamie Evans saw Blisworth to their first success, 2-1 at St Ives
who replied through Stefan Lewis. Finally Eynesbury and Olney drew 1-1
at Hall Road, Peter Collins the Rovers scorer with Paul Munday's last
gasp equaliser saving a point for the Nurserymen.
|Cogenhoe and Irchester go top|
| The action
on Friday 20 August saw Cogenhoe and Irchester take pole position in
their respective divisions.
In the top flight the Cooks demolished hosts Newport Pagnell 5-1 with Richard Turner scoring four. Matt Poulton was also on target for Cogenhoe with Ian Cooper the Newport marksman.
Adam Taylor scored early in each half as Irchester won 2-1 at Thrapston whose scorer was Jim Bailey. Higham are second after a 3-0 Vine Hill Drive defeat of Burton Park. On the mark for the Lankies were Paul Malivoire and the Kew twins Jason and Dave. It was a night to forget for ON Chenecks defender Leigh Burdett. He scored two first half own goals as his side crashed 3-0 at Whitworths who also had James Daldy on the scoresheet.
|Buckingham Senior Charity Cup draw|
Round (by 21 October)
BUCKINGHAM TOWN v Winslow; Stony Stratford v Ampthill; NEWPORT PAGNELL v Hook Norton; Leighton v FORD SPORTS; WOOTTON v Cranfield; Banbury v New Bradwell.
Second Round (by 16 December)
Leighton/FORD SPORTS v Bicester; BUCKINGHAM TOWN/Winslow v NEWPORT PAGNELL/Hook Norton; Banbury/New Bradwell v Stony Stratford/Ampthill; WOOTTON/Cranfield v OLNEY.
|Buckingham embark on goal spree|
Premier games on 18 August produced 19 goals. Buckingham led the way
with a 7-2 drubbing of Long Buckby. Moses Olaleye and Reuben Max-Grant
scored two apiece with singles from Lee Orcheston and Lewis Reid along
with a Stuart Abrahart own goal. Juston McKenzie and Danny Wright
replied for Buckby. Harrowby won 5-2 at Deeping to go second. Martin
Wormall and Mark Foster scored twice for the Arrows who also had
Richard Thompson on the mark, Gianni Santoro and Chris Garwell were the
home scorers. The Holbeach late show saw the Tigers win 2-1 at Bourne
after trailing to a Neil Timby penalty, but Nick Keeble and Omar Joof
turned the tables.
In Division One Huntingdon and Eye drew 1-1 at Jubilee Park, Ross Sommers equalising for the home side after Ashley Favell opened the scoring for Eye. Sileby returned to the top by winning 3-2 at Blisworth, Scott McGuinness scoring a last minute winner. Nick Woodroffe twice edged the Railwaymen in front, Glen Turner (penalty) and Paul Bennett popping up with equalisers.
|Potton go top|
| Top flight
newboys Potton moved to the top of the Premier on 17 August, beating
Raunds 4-0 at The Hollow. Brett Donnelly, Gary Watts, Sam Worthington
and Gary Jackson shared the goals. Desborough are also on six points
after a 3-1 success at Ford Sports. George Donnelly scored twice and
Jimmy Simpson once for Ar Tarn with Ian Pearce replying with a penalty
for the Motormen. Daventry were sent tumbling to a second defeat as two
of their old players were among the scorers in Woodford's 4-0 Byfield
Road success. Matty Cox scored two and Dan Burke one along with Tony
Burt, all the goals scored in the first half. Three goals in the last
twenty minutes saw Northampton Spencer to a 3-0 win over S&L at
Kingsthorpe Mill. Scott Coleman scored twice for the Millers either
side of a Selvon Turner goal.
Scott Houghton was Blackstones' matchwinner in a 1-0 victory at Boston Town while Newport Pagnell collected their first win, 2-0 at home to Wootton with Tyrone Taylor and Ben Hill on target. An impressive Cogenhoe display earned them a 3-1 victory at Stotfold, Fazel Koriya and two goal Ben Foster put the Cooks in control with a Paul Garrett spot kick giving the Eagles a consolation. Yaxley and St Neots drew 1-1 at Leading Drove, James Richardson emerging from the bench to earn the home side a point after Liam Harrold gave the Saints an early advantage.
|Four on six points in Division One|
| Four clubs
are on the six point mark in Division One after the 17 August matches.
Rothwell Corinthians followed up Saturday's four goal haul with a
stunning 7-3 defeat of newcomers Sleaford. Dave Briffa led the way with
a hat trick, Tony Ielapi scored two with Dave Townsend and Steve
Chilton adding singles. Sleaford replied through Paul Ward and two goal
Jamie Shaw. Thrapston were 4-2 home winners over Corby Cottingham. Dave
Harding, Keith Morson, James Blake and Jim Bailey were the home
marksmen with Gerard McClafferty and Alan Reid replying. Irchester
produced the comeback of the night to win 4-3 at Olney. Adam Taylor
gave the Romans an early lead but the home side looked set for victory
as a Steve Foster double and Jason Cole strike opened up a two goal
lead. Damian Grant led the fightback with two goals for Irchester who
snatched a last gasp victory through Jason Vaughan. Last season's
strugglers Kempston saw off Eynesbury 2-1 at Hillgrounds, Matt Kent and
Dave Powell securing victory. Stuart Harper replied for Eynesbury.
Jon Lee scored in each half to give St Ives a 2-0 home win over Burton Park, while James Westley was another two goal marksman as Higham overcame hosts ON Chenecks 3-1. Dave Kew was the other Lankies marksman with Steve Allen on the scoresheet for Chenecks. The only draw in the division came at Bugbrooke where two goals were shared with Whitworths. A Nick Daniels own goal gave the Flourmen an interval lead but Adrian Spruels levelled late on.
|Frew joins Nuneaton|
star striker Michael Frew, 20 last week, has joined Conference North
club Nuneaton Borough in an eve of season move. Frew, formerly with
Peterborough United, scored 44 goals for the Cuckoos in the 2003-04
season. He had trials with Lincoln City pre season but was not offered
a contract by the Imps, and joined Nuneaton after impressing in their
|Late goals give Potton a flier|
| Top flight
newboys Potton made a winning start to the Premier campaign on 14
August. Nathan Buckland and Dave Brown scored in the last two minutes
to give the Royals a 2-0 success at Stewarts & Lloyds. There were
contrasting fortunes for the two new managers in the division.
Stotfold's Steve Cook made a winning debut at Blackstones, his brother
Dave and Paul Garrett scoring first half goals in a 2-1 success, Scott
Houghton replying fot Stones. New Bourne boss Steve Appleby saw his
rebuilt side beaten 3-1 at Raunds. A young Shopmates side came out on
top with goals from Duane St John, Jed Ainge and Danny Jackson, veteran
Micky Nuttell replying for the Wakes.
Matt Murphy scored twice to inspire Ford Sports to a 4-0 success at Wootton, Dave Bond and new man Mark Drake also on the scoresheet. After trailing at the break to a Jon Crockett goal for hosts Long Buckby a strong second half comeback from Yaxley earned the Cuckoos a 4-1 Station Road success. Mark Kingston, Andy Chapman, Tuncay Korkmaz and Simon Acton were the visiting scorers. Two goals in the last ten minutes from Harrowby's Richard Thompson earned the Arrows a 3-1 home win over Newport Pagnell, after Ian Cooper cancelled out Dom Revill's first half opener for Harrowby.
Fancied Holbeach twice pegged back visiting Northampton Spencer before emerging 3-2 Carters Park winners. Chris Davies and Darren Frost twice put the Millers ahead with the Tigers replying speedily on each occasion through Omar Joof and Kevin Childs, Paul Langford scoring the decider a minute before the interval. Desborough kicked off with a 2-1 Waterworks Field defeat of new look Buckingham, Matt Curtis and George Donnelly giving Ar Tarn the points with goals either side of a Lance Gentle-King reply for the Robins. A goal in each half from Gianni Santoro gave Deeping a 2-0 victory at Daventry.
Two matches were drawn. At Rowley Park St Neots and Woodford were involved in a 1-1 stalemate, Ryan Breslin's opener for United matched by Liam Harrold's reply for the Saints. Cogenhoe and Boston Town shared four goals at Compton Park. New signings Jamie Wright and Steve Blackwood were on the marks for the Cooks, Danny Matson and James Brader replying for the Poachers.
|New look Sileby hit the goal trail|
Rangers' new look side were in excellent form in front of goal on 14
August as they started the season with a 6-0 demolition of hosts Burton
Park. Two goals from Glen Turner, singles from Tyron Wilson, Dom
Berardi, Scott McGuinness and a Mick Titcombe own goal gave new Rangers
chief Gary Petts a great start and Burton's new manager Neil Addy some
headaches. Petts' former club Thrapston also made a successful opening
under new boss Lee Howard, winning 2-1 at Blisworth. Ex-Ringstead man
James Blake scored both Thrapston goals with Ian Wake replying for the
Railwayman. A third new boss celebrating a win was Irchester's Steve
Whitney, the Romans won 2-0 at Huntingdon with a Dave Hiscock brace
scored in the space of two minutes midway through the second half.
Olney's Andy Griffin also looked set for a successful start at the helm, with Steve Foster's goal looking enough to give the Nurserymen a win over Higham at East Street, but late on Jimmy Scott equalised to make the final score 1-1. Newboys Sleaford drew 0-0 at St Ives while newly named Corby Cottingham made a winning start at their new Rockingham Triangle home, beating Bugbrooke 2-1 with goals from new recruits Paul Djeneralovic and John Houghton, Jason Spence scoring a last minute Badgers consolation.
Eye kicked off with a 3-1 home defeat of Whitworths, Ashley Favell, Darren Paling and Shaun Skerritt the Eye marksmen and Jason Crawley replying for the Flourmen. A Jason Layne goal five minutes from time gave Kempston a 1-0 home win over ON Chenecks while Rothwell Corinthians won 4-3 at Eynesbury in a thrilling contest. A Dave Briffa double and one apiece from Steve Chilton and Tony Ielapi gave the visitors victory, Gavin Clark and two goal Paul Carey replying for Rovers.
|Transfers to 14/8/04|
| 1. Jamie
Lowndes - Deeping to Blackstones
2. Matty O'Neill - Desborough to Stewarts & Lloyds
3. Darren Harmon - Buckingham to Long Buckby
4. Sol Benjamin - Raunds to Whitworths
5. Ricky Hughes - St Neots to Kempston
|Sileby out of FA Vase|
Rangers will not now be competing in the FA Vase. While work on the
club's floodlight installation is well under way, the club were unable
to provide the Football Association with a guarantee that the lights
would be ready for use by the end of August.
Rangers had been paired at home to former winners Stansted in the Second Qualifying Round.
|Northamptonshire Cup draws|
Semi-final (w/c 13/9)
Desborough v Peterborough United
Hillier Senior Cup
First Round (w/c 4/10) Long Buckby v Corby; Cogenhoe v Northampton Spencer; Desborough v Rothwell Town; Stewarts & Lloyds v Kettering; Brackley v Ford Sports.
First Round (25/9)
Northampton Harlequins v Higham; Northampton Spencer Reserves v Moulton; Whitworths v Corby Caledonian Strip Mills; Crick v ON Chenecks; Bugbrooke v Silverstone; Desborough Reserves v Rothwell Corinthians; Burton PW v Oundle; Raunds Reserves v Heyford; Cogenhoe Reserves v Corby St Brendans; Cold Ashby withdrew Corby Cottingham walkover; Milton v Irchester.
Lower Junior Cup
First Round (2/10) Thrapston Reservres v Corby Legion Locos; Long Buckby Reserves v Perkins Reserves; Northampton TWS v Burton PW Reserves.
|Huntingdonshire Cup draws|
| Senior Cup
First Round (23/10)
Huntingdon Town v Needingworth; Eaton Socon v Eynesbury.
Second Round (20/11)
Huntingdon Town/Needingworth v Yaxley; Somersham v St Ives; Eaton Socon/Eynesbury v Great Paxton; St Neots v Hotpoint.
First Round (25/9)
St Ives Reserves v Huntingdon Town Reserves
Second Round (6/11)
Somersham Reserves/Ramsey Reserves v Yaxley Reserves; Eynesbury Reserves v St Ives Reserves/Huntingdon Town Reserves
First Round (9/10)
Eynesbury Reserves v Brampton Reserves
Second Round (20/11)
Yaxley Reserves v Godmanchester Reserves; St Ives Reserves v Eynesbury Reserves/Brampton Reserves; St Neots Reserves v Huntingdon Town Reserves
|Summer comings and goings - part 1|
In: Robbie Blowers (d, Stamford), Lee Booker (m, Yaxley), Lee Crane (g, unattached), Jamie Lowndes (g, Deeping), James Maccallum (f, Ely), Darren Norris (m, Ryhall), Aaron Ridout (m, Scunthorpe United), Dino Salerno (m, Yaxley), Paul Sheehan (d, Uppingham), Dave Stratton (d/f, Yaxley).
Out: Graham Epps (Gedling MW), Ian Flavell (Harrowby), Nathan Mitchell (Desborough), Tom Ruscillo, Gianni Santoro (Deeping)
In: Phil Carr (d, ex-Grimsby Town), Nick Lovelace (d, Harrowby), Danny Matson (f, Swineshead), Jarrod Scrimshaw (f, Grimsby league), Sam Sleight (m, Skegness), Jamie Smith (m, Barton Town)
Out: Lee Ellison (Deeping), Liam Harrold (St Neots), Dan Ruscillo (Deeping)
New manager: Steve Appleby (ex-Spalding assistant)
In: Steve Appleby (m, Spalding), Simon Bailey (f, Spalding), Carl Basker (d, Boston Town), Martin Cundy (d, Holbeach), Kris Jones (d, Harrowby), Nick Maddison (g, Harrowby), Mick Nuttell (f, Spalding), Dave Scotney (f, ex-Boston Town), Mark Thompson (d, Spalding), Neil Timby (m, Wyberton), Jason Vaughan (m, Wyberton), Nigel Vince (d, Spalding), Andy Williams (m, Moulton Harrox)
Out: Nick Buff (Cottesmore), Mick Hurst (St Neots), John Morton (Cottesmore), Ross Nichols (Deeping)
In: Jason Blackett (f, Barton Rovers), Lieron Carey (f, Barton Rovers), Jermaine Daley (m, Barton Rovers), Leon Ettienne (d, Barton Rovers), Lance Gentle-King (d, Hitchin), Alex Giscombe (m, Aylesbury), Lee Orcheston (d, ex-Luton Town), James Patterson (d, Bury Town), Craig Piper (m, ex-Luton Town), Martin Young (m, Arlesey)
Out: Dean Chapman (Wootton), Meshach Cole (Aylesbury), Junior George (Dunstable), Gary Hutchinson (Wootton), Marcus McGillicuddy (work commitments), Paul Stanley (Boreham Wood), Ian Trott (St Neots), Adam Turner (Dunstable), Darren Harmon (Long Buckby)
In: Steve Blackwood (m, Brackley), Adam Hancock (m, Ford Sports), Mark Njotsa (d, Raunds), Louis Pilgrim (f, Brackley), Donovan Reed (f, Aylesbury), Dave Turner (m, Sileby), Jamie Wright (d, Sileby)
Out: Shaun Markie (Ford Sports)
In: Darren Bushnett (m, Rugby Town), Ben Collins (m, Ford Sports), Ray Dodd (d, Downes Sports), Jamie Jollands (m, Ford Sports), Jermaine Lawes (f, Rugby Town), Ian McGregor (m, Rugby Town), Rob Steele (m, Ford Sports), Mark Taylor (m, Rugby Town), Darren Towers (f, injury), Darren Weston (m, Stratford)
Out: Steve Jelley (St Neots), Daniel Nelson (Loughborough Dynamo), Shane Newman (Long Buckby), Gareth Errington, Tom O'Brien, Jason Spence (all Bugbrooke)
In: Ady Barkess (d, Eye), Danny Bircham (g, university), Lee Ellison (m, Boston Town), Ross Nichols (m, Bourne), Andy Preston (m, Langtoft), Dave Robertson (Yaxley), Dan Ruscillo (d, Boston Town), Gianni Santoro (f, Blackstones), Tom Ruscillo (d, Blackstones)
Out: Hamish Curtis (released), Richard Dell (college, USA), Michael Goode (Yaxley), Mark Wilson (retired)
In: Matty Curtis (f, Rothwell Town), Marcus Keirle (f, Rothwell Town), Nathan Mitchell (d, Blackstones), Tony Page (d, Rothwell Town), Jimmy Simpson (m, Banbury), Craig Thurlow (m, Rothwell Corinthians)
Out: Paul Djeneralovic (m, Corby Cottingham), Bryan Jeffery (Oadby), Tom Mills (Rothwell Town), Matty O'Neill (Stewarts & Lloyds)
|Summer comings and goings - part 2|
In: Mark Drake (m, St Neots), Steve Harrhy (d, ex-Sileby), Shaun Markie (g, Cogenhoe), Jamie Moss (d, Aylesbury)
Out: Glen Gibb, Darren Watts (both Stamford), Simon Williams (retired)
In: Ian Flavell (g, Blackstones), Ben Harris (f, Spilsby), Glenn Pearson (m, Lincoln Moorlands), John Turner (g, services), Mark Wilson (m, Grantham), Steve Young (d, Grantham)
Out: Nick Lovelace (Boston Town), Nick Maddison (Bourne), Lee Sharp (released)
In: Phil Barnes (m, Spalding), Adam Braybrook (d, Spalding), Kevin Cross (g, Spalding), Martin Eldridge (m, Spalding), Lee Hudson (f, Spalding), Nick Keeble (d, Spalding)
Out: Martin Cundy (Bourne)
In: Shaun Allen (g, Stewarts & Lloyds), Adam Cann (m, Burton PW), Jon Crockett (f, Daventry), Richard Crockett (d, Daventry), Luke Dowling (d, Raunds), Darren Harmon (f, Buckingham), Erald Lelag (m, college soccer, USA), Shane Newman (m, Daventry), Owen Phillips (f, Sileby), Ryan Thompson (f, ex-Northampton Town)
Out: Kevin Woods, Ian Wilkinson (released)
Newport Pagnell Town
In: Adam Castagnetti (m, Stony Stratford), Ian Cooper (m, university), Vinny Shrieves (f, Padbury), Lee Tinsley (d, Abbey National), Dean Trowbridge (g, Olney)
Out: Paul Edgeworth (Aylesbury)
In: James Alcock (Northampton Town), Dale Frost (d, ON Chenecks), Darren Frost (f, ON Chenecks), Adam Goodacre (d, Raunds), Danny McWilliams (d, local football), Adam Wigley (m, Loughborough University)
New co-manager: Roy Bloxham (with Dick Newman)
In: Luke Donnelly (m, Arlesey), Brad Gillham (g, Barton Rovers), Lee Marshall (f, Biggleswade United)
Out: Andy Dear
|Summer comings and goings - part 3|
In: Jon Kyte (g, Rothwell Town), Liam Southgate (m, Yaxley), Ray Wilson (d, Rothwell Town)
Out: Luke Dowling (Long Buckby), Matt Freeman, Ben Holley, Scott Whitney (all Whitworths), Craig Cotton, Lee Cotton (Sileby), Mark Njotsa (Cogenhoe), Sol Benjamin (Whitworths)
St Neots Town
In: Simon Claridge (m, Eynesbury), Danny Griggs (m, Arlesey), Liam Harrold (f, Boston Town), Mick Hurst (g, Bourne), Steve Jelley (m, Daventry), Vince Petty (f, Eynesbury), Ashley Stevens (f, Yaxley), Ian Trott (d, Buckingham), Jason Webb (f, Eynesbury)
Out: Danny Bartley (Langford), Andy Hart (Mildenhall), Zac Nedimovic (Corby), Gary Walker (Stotfold)
Stewarts & Lloyds
In: Aaron Bailey (m, Stamford), Chris Hamill (d, unattached), Dominic Johnson (f, Cottingham), Chris Montgomery (m, Airdrie United), Scott Nicol (d, Burton PW), Matty O'Neill (Desborough), Stefan Tinworth (f, Burton PW)
Out: Shaun Allen (Long Buckby), Steve Farr, Paddy McCann (Corby Strip Mills), Dean McAlwane, Mike McConnell, Dave Torrance (retired)
New manager: Steve Cook
In: Dave Cook (d, Boreham Wood), Robert Foster (d, Dereham), Dave Hargreaves (m, Birmingham City), Gary Walker (St Neots)
Out: John Coley (Boreham Wood), Luke Fisher (Wootton)
In: Jon Blencowe (ex-Aylesbury), Dan Burke (m, Kettering), Matty Cox (f, Daventry)
Out: Arron Parkinson (Brackley), Anthony Powell (Brackley)
Wootton Blue Cross
In: Frank Atkins (d, Eynesbury), Paul Biggar (g, Godmanchester), Aaron Brennan (f, Newport Pagnell), Gary Brown (d, Old Roan), Dean Chapman (m, Buckingham), Luke Fisher (d, Stotfold), Nicky Hurst (d, Godmanchester), Gary Hutchinson (m, Buckingham), Ryan O'Neill (m, Barton Rovers)
Out: Steve Corry (Kettering), Jason Mannion (Soham), Liam Meenan (Berkhamsted).
In: Michael Goode (d, Deeping), Mark Kingston (m, Soham), Ben Lawrence (d, Peterborough Sports), John Patten (f, Ortonians), Younis Tajer (f, Heybridge)
Out: Michael Frew (Nuneaton), Mark Hanton (Bury Town), Liam Southgate (Raunds), Ashley Stevens (St Neots)
|Summer comings and goings - part 4|
In: Adam Boughton (m, Bedford Town), Steve Capener (m, local football), Tony Goodwin (d, Bedford United), Ian Grove (m, Bedford United), Matthew Kent (f, Moulton Harrox), Mark Reeve (m, ex-Norwich City), Joe Robertson (m, Bedford Town)
Out: Alex Clipstone, Dean Flanagan (Bedford United), Phil Lawrence, Charlie Pipe (Irchester), Keith Thomas (Berkhamsted)
In: Ashley Bradshaw (f, Bedford Town), Tim Buxton (d, ex-Bugbrooke), Colin Cooper (f, Sileby), Pete Gregory (f, Sileby)
Bugbrooke St Michaels
In: Neil Baldwin (d, Olney), Sammy Dale (m, ex-Northampton Spencer), Gareth Errington (f, Daventry), Tom O'Brien (d, Daventry), Phil Simfield (d, Weedon), Jason Spence (m, Daventry)
Burton Park Wanderers
New manager: Neil Addy (ex-Cottingham reserves)
In: Andy Lambert (m, Cottingham), Dave McIvor (f, Cottingham), Luke Morrison (m, Cottingham), Lee Stewart (d, Cottingham)
Out: Adam Cann (m, Long Buckby), Scott Nicol, Stefan Tinworth (both S&L)
In: Paul Djeneralovic (m, Desborough), John Houghton (Corby Strip Mills), Ian Walker (m, Stewarts & Lloyds)
Out: Dominic Johnson (S&L)
In: James Baxter (f, Harrowby), Alex Brown (d, unattached), Laurence Clark (f, Yaxley), Ian Fovargue (m, Ortonians), Lee Tyler (d, Ortonians)
Out: Ady Barkess (d, Deeping)
In: Nick Gibson (m, unattached)
Out: Frank Atkins (Wootton), Simon Claridge (St Neots), Vince Petty (St Neots), Jason Webb (f, St Neots), Glyn Cooke, Ed Brandon, Graeme Thackray (all St Ives), Mick McCreanor (retired)
In: Steve Ainge (m, Rushden Rangers), Danny Bird (m, Rushden Rangers), Matt Chesworth (d, Rushden Rangers), Paul Malivoire (d, Rushden Rangers)
Out: Howard Willmott (m, Thrapston)
In: Gary Marheineke (m, Yaxley), Simon Pearce (m, St Ives)
Out: Stuart Chapman (local football), Teddy Dear (retired)
|Summer comings and goings - part 5|
In: Michael Jarvis (m, ex-Wembley), Phil Lawrence (d, Kempston), Charlie Pipe (f, Kempston), Adam Taylor (f, ex-Rushden & Diamonds)
Northampton ON Chenecks
In: Jon Burdett (d, Rushden & Diamonds), Mark Jameson (f, unattached)
Out: Dale Frost (d, Northampton Spencer), Darren Frost (f, Northampton Spencer), Adam Slaymaker (Sileby).
Northampton Sileby Rangers
New manager: Gary Petts (from Thrapston)
In: Scott Atkinson (f, Thrapston), Mike Battams (f, Thrapston), Dom Berardi (f, Thrapston), Pete Bulliman (g, Heyford), Paul Byers (d, Thrapston), Craig Cotton (f, Raunds), Lee Cotton (f, Raunds), Marshall Dodd (m, Thrapston), Tyrone Kent (m, Ford Sports), Lee Purser (d, Thrapston), Adam Slaymaker (m, ON Chenecks), Rob Stewart (m, Thrapston), Glen Turner (m, Thrapston), Tyron Wilson (m, Thrapston)
Out: Pete Gregory (Blisworth), Owen Phillips (Long Buckby), Jamie Wright (Cogenhoe)
Out: Neil Baldwin (Bugbrooke), Mark Lancaster (retired)
In: Kevin Fox (f, Stewarts & Lloyds), Ben Guy (m, moved to area), Brendan McGovern (f, Rothwell Town), Luke Maher (g, local football), Liam Spick (f, Gretton)
Out: Mark Chilton, Dave Harding, Jim Wilson (Thrapston)
St Ives Town
In: Ed Brandon (d, Eynesbury), James Clarke (m, Bluntisham), Glyn Cooke (m, Eynesbury), Freddy De'ath (m, Godmanchester), Chris Hugill (d, Somersham), Graeme Thackray (m, Eynesbury), Mark White (g, Hemingford)
Out: Paul Buckle (local football), Neil King (injury), Bobby Peacock (work commitments)
In: Simon Borrill (m, Heckington), Nick Gingell (g, ex-Chippenham), Ben Hatherley (m, Ruskington)
New manager: Lee Howard (from Ringstead)
In: Chris Abraham (Ringstead), James Blake (Ringstead), Mark Chilton (d, Rothwell Corinthians), Dave Harding (f, Rothwell Corinthians), Lee Howard (m, Ringstead), Jim Wilson (d, Rothwell corinthians), Howard Willmott (d, Higham)
Out: Scott Atkinson, Mike Battams, Dom Berardi, Paul Byers, Marshall Dodd, Lee Purser, Rob Stewart, Glen Turner, Tyron Wilson (all Sileby)
In: Sol Benjamin (f, Raunds), Matt Freeman (m, Raunds), Ben Holley (f, Raunds), Scott Whitney (m, Raunds).
|Opening week fixtures|
| August 14
Blackstones v Stotfold; Cogenhoe v Boston; Daventry v Deeping; Desborough v Buckingham; Harrowby v Newport Pagnell; Holbeach v Northampton Spencer; Long Buckby v Yaxley; Raunds v Bourne; St Neots v Woodford; Stewarts & Lloyds v Potton; Wootton v Ford Sports.
AFC Kempston v ON Chenecks; Blisworth v Thrapston; Burton PW v Sileby; Corby Cottingham v Bugbrooke; Eye v Whitworths; Eynesbury v Rothwell Corinthians; Huntingdon v Irchester; Olney v Higham; St Ives v Sleaford.
Boston v Blackstones; Ford Sports v Desborough; Newport Pagnell v Wootton; Northampton Spencer v Stewarts & Lloyds; Potton v Raunds; Stotfold v Cogenhoe; Woodford v Daventry; Yaxley v St Neots.
AFC Kempston v Eynesbury; Bugbrooke v Whitworths; ON Chenecks v Higham; OLney v Irchester; Rothwell Corinthians v Sleaford; St Ives v Burton PW; Thrapston v Corby Cottingham.
Bourne v Holbeach; Buckingham v Long Buckby; Deeping v Harrowby
Blisworth v Sileby; Huntingdon v Eye.
Newport Pagnell v Cogenhoe
Higham v Burton PW; Thrapston v Irchester; Whitworths v ON Chenecks.
Reserve Division One
Bugbrooke v Sileby; Northampton Spencer v Rothwell; Yaxley v Eynesbury
|Pre season fixtures - July|
| July 10:
Newport Pagnell 0 MK Dons (Wimbledon)3, Buckingham 0 Kettering 6. July
13: Dunstable 4 Wootton 0
July 14: Boston Town 1 Boston United 3
July 15: Buntingford 3 Huntingdon 0, Harrowby 4 Long Eaton 0
July 16: Holbeach 1 Boston United 1 (Gerald Starling Memorial Cup)
July 17: Bourne 0 Lincoln United 2, Buckingham 3 Blisworth 1, Harrowby 1 Stamford 1, Long Buckby 1 ON Chenecks 0, Newport Pagnell 2 Corby Town 2, St Neots 1 Cambridge City 3, Sleaford 8 Holwell Sports 1, Sudbury 6 Desborough 0
July 20: Boston Town 1 Grantham 3, Irchester 2 Thorplands 2, Kempston 0 Bedford Town 7 (Harry Robinson Memorial Cup), St Neots 2 Ware 1, Sleaford 0 Bourne 4, Wootton 1 Berkhamsted 2
July 21: Castlethorpe v Blisworth, Stotfold v Farnborough
July 22: Huntingdon v Ortonians, Kettering Nomads v Sileby, Nuneaton 2 Cogenhoe 0, St Neots 4 Langford 1, Spalding 3 Holbeach 1
July 24: Abingdon Town v Woodford, Blisworth v Roade, Coventry Marconi v Rothwell Corinthians, Desborough 1 Corby Town 2 (at Prince William School Oundle), Eye 2 Holwell Sports 3, Holbeach 1 Nettleham 2, Ibstock 4 Raunds 1, Long Buckby 3 Kettering X1 1, Northampton Spencer 2 Abingdon United 3, Sleaford 3 Blackstones 3, Whittlesey v Yaxley, Whitworths c Forest Town, Wootton 2 Stamford 0
July 25: Boston Town 4 Ex-Boston Town 4
July 27: Arlesey 2 St Neots 2, Boston Town 1 Swaffham 1, Burton PW 2 Stewarts & Lloyds 2, Bury Town 1 Yaxley 0, Huntingdon 0 Peterborough United 3 (Floodlight opening), Kempston 1 Wootton 3, Newark Flowserve 1 Harrowby 2, Northampton Spencer v Brache, Oundle v Sileby, Potton 2 Harlow 0, Raunds v Corby Cottingham, Rothwell Town 6 Desborough 0, Wisbech 1 Holbeach 0, Woodford v Hook Norton
July 28: Harpole v Sileby, Stotfold 0 Boreham Wood 1
July 29: Eye v Bedford Town X1, Raunds v Thorplands, St Neots 2 Hitchin 1, Wollaston v Thrapston, Woodford v Oxford City
July 30: Bourne 0 Lincoln City 2
July 31: Biggleswade United 3 Eynesbury 1, Blackstones 1 Eye 0, Blisworth 1 Leighton 2, Brackley 1 St Neots 0, Corby Cottingham v Corby Strip Mills, Daventry 0 Tipton 4, Deeping 4 Boldmere 4, Desborough 2 Willenhall 3, Halstead 1 Yaxley 0, Harrowby 2 Cotgrave 1, Highfield Rangers 1 Ford Sports 3, Kettering Nomads v Thrapston, Kimberley v Irchester, Long Buckby 1 Higham 2, Newport Pagnell v Whitworths, Potton 6 Langford 3 (at Shuttleworth College), Raunds 2 Corby Town 6, Rhyl 4 Buckingham 1, Roade v ON Chenecks, Rothwell Corinthians v Northampton Spencer, St Andrews v Stewarts & Lloyds, Sleaford 1 Lincoln United 4, Stotfold 2 March 0
|Pre-season fixtures - August|
| August 1:
St Ives v Takeley
August 2: Boston Town 4 Grimsby Borough 2, Olney v Old Bradwell
August 3: Bourne 1 Spalding 3, Brackley v Wootton, Burton PW v Cogenhoe Res, Cogenhoe 1 Stamford 1, Desborough v Eye, Didcot v Woodford, Dunstable v St Neots, Ely 1 Holbeach 2, Eynesbury v March, Ford Sports 2 Bugbrooke 1, Leighton v Northampton Spencer, Queen Eleanor v Sileby, Stewarts & Lloyds v Corby Cottingham, Thrapston v Godmanchester, Wisbech v Yaxley
August 4: Blackstones 3 Ollerton 1, Deeping 0 Kings Lynn X1 4, Milton 2 Blisworth 5 (Barden Cup), Southwell City v Irchester
August 5: Boston Town v Spalding, Burton PW v Kettering Town X1, Daventry v ON Chenecks, Desborough v Oadby, Heyford v Sileby, Huntingdon Town v Great Paxton, Long Buckby 3 Stamford X1 2, Potton v Biggleswade Town (at Shuttleworth College), St Neots v Kings Lynn, Stotfold 4 Arlesey 0 (Jan Anderson Memorial Cup), Thrapston v Rushden Rangers, Wollaston v Olney
August 6: Mildenhall v Yaxley, Raunds v Roade, Woodford v Worcester
August 7: Admiral v Olney, Blackstones v Sileby Rangers, Boston Town v Holwell Sports, Corby Town v Stewarts & LLoyds (Bob Cumming Memorial Cup), Daventry v Southam, Deeping v Thrapston, Desborough v Corby Cottingham, Eynesbury v Wimblington, Ford Sports v Old Bradwell, Harrowby v Eye, Kettering Nomads v Rothwell Corinthians, Moulton v Whitworths, Northampton Spencer v Thame, Oadby v Cogenhoe, Raunds v Bedford United, Royston v Potton, St Ives v March, Skegness v Bourne, Sutton Coldfield v Buckingham, Thackley v Sleaford, Thatcham v Woodford
August 9: Corby Cottingham v AFC Corby
August 10: Blackstones v Ely, Boston Town v Lincoln Moorlands, Burton PW v Stewarts & Lloyds Reserves, Friar Lane & Epworth v Daventry, Harrowby v Lincoln United (Pigott-Drury Cup), Langford v Irchester, Northampton Spencer v Rothwell Town, Potton v Biggleswade United, Raunds v Easyjet, Rushden Rangers v Higham, St Ives v Alconbury
August 11: Long Buckby v Nuneaton, Tring Athletic v Blisworth, Wootton v Newmarket
|Berks & Bucks Cup draws|
Second Round (by 19/11)
Newport Pagnell v Abingdon United; Buckingham v Didcot.
First Round (16/10)
Buckingham Athletic v Olney; Winslow v Newport Pagnell Reserves
First Round (2/10)
Olney Reserves v Great Linford
|Late goals give Steelmen Cumming Cup|
| Two late
goals from hosts Corby Town sent Stewarts & Lloyds tumbling to
defeat in the Bob Cumming Memorial Cup match at the Rockingham Triangle
on 7 August.
S&L failed to take their chances with the game goalless and fell behind after 85 minutes when Bobby White put the Steelmen in front and sixty seconds later Brian Hardie sealed a 2-0 victory for the Steelmen.
|Stotfold regain Jan Anderson Memorial Cup|
demolished near neighbours Arlesey to win the Jan Anderson Memorial Cup
on 5 August at Roker.
Eagles player manager Steve Cook opened the scoring against one of his former clubs just ten minutes in and Stotfold had the trophy all but won when Justin Griffith added a 55th minute second with Luke Gregson making it three five minutes later. An emphatic victory was completed by Wes Byrne five minutes from the end of the contest.
|Blisworth open with some silverware|
already have a piece of silverware in the trophy cabinet after winning
5-2 at Milton on 4 August to lift the Barden Cup.
The returning Pete Gregory was the Railwaymen's matchwinner with a first half hat trick. He found the home net after 5,34 and 40 minutes and with Matt Collins also getting in on the act after 39 minutes the contest was all but over at the interval.
After the break Milton rallied with goals by Nathan Cooke after 56 and Michael Ashby-Clarke after 73, but Blisworth had the last word through Kevin Eyre two minutes from time.
|Jenkins takes Bones reins|
Chelsea and Brentford player Iori Jenkins has been appointed manager of
Rothwell Town Reserves. The Welshman, who has previous managerial
experience with Rushden Town, Wellingborough Town and Stewarts &
Lloyds, ran the Northants FA youth side last term before taking up a
post as assistant manager at Irchester.
|Huntingdon open floodlights|
Town unveiled their new £37,000 floodlights on 27 July with a
match against Peterborough United. Barry Fry sent a strong squad to
Jubilee Park and the professionals ran out 3-0 winners on the night.
Ryan Semple punished sloppy defending at a corner to give Peterborough a 14th minute lead but Huntingdon were far from overawed with Gavin Marsh and James Edwards forcing Posh keeper James Pullen into action.
Simon Rea headed home a corner after 31 minutes to double the visitors' advantage but they had to wait until the 76th minute for a third goal, recent signing Matt Nolan the marksman.
A Jubilee Park record crowd of 689 was in attendance.
|Lincolnshire Cup draws|
| Senior Cup
1st Round (w/e 1 October)
HARROWBY v Lincoln Moorlands, Nettleham v BOURNE.
2nd Round (w/e 30 October)
DEEPING v Winterton, HARROWBY/Lincoln Moorlands v BLACKSTONES, HOLBEACH v Appleby Frodingham, Nettleham/BOURNE v BOSTON TOWN.
Senior Cup 'B'
1st Round (25 September)
SLEAFORD v Wyberton.
|Robins disappointment as Dons cancel|
friendly against the Milton Keynes Dons, scheduled for Wednesday 28
July, has been called off as the Dons will be away on tour on Portugal.
It is hoped that the match will be fitted in later in the season.
|Maunsell Cup invite for Desborough|
Town have been invited by the Northamptonshire FA to participate in the
Maunsell Cup competition. For the 2004-05 season and beyond this will
feature four clubs, with Football League trio Northampton Town,
Peterborough United and Rushden & Diamonds taking up three places.
The Hillier Senior Cup winners will complete the line up, but as
Peterborough won last season's competition runners-up Desborough have
been handed the vacancy. The semi-final draw takes place on 9th August
with matches scheduled for the week beginning 13th September.
|Come And Sit With Us|
| 'Come And
Sit With Us', a history of Boston Town FC, was launched at the
Poachers' match with Boston United on 14 July.
Boston born journalist Simon Ashberry has written the book which charts the Poachers' history from their foundation in 1964 when neighbours Boston United dropped out of senior football and a group of supporters formed their own club to keep semi pro football alive in the town.
The book charts the many highlights in the club's history which include championships in five different leagues, an FA Cup run which saw the Poachers take on Barnsley, an FA Trophy giant killing against holders Stafford and a Vase run to the brink of Wembley.
The 200 page book which includes 50 or so archive photographs, is priced at £10. Copies can be obtained at the ground on matchdays or ordered online at www.bostontownfc.co.uk .
|Starling Memorial Cup shared|
| The Gerald
Starling Memorial Cup match played on 16 July saw Holbeach and Boston
United share the trophy after a 1-1 Carters Park draw. Jamie Gosling
gave the Pilgrims a 25th minute lead but a 57th minute Paul Langford
equaliser earned the Tigers a share of the spoils.
|Bedfordshire Cup draws|
| Senior Cup
Round 1 (11 October)
WOOTTON v Bedford United; Dunstable v POTTON; Biggleswade Town v Bedford Town.
Round 2 (17 January)
Biggleswade Town/Bedford Town v Arlesey; Langford v Barton Rovers; Leighton v STOTFOLD; Dunstable/POTTON v WOOTTON/Bedford United.
Round 1 (6 November) extract
KEMPSTON v Biggleswade United.
Round 1 (16 October) extract
Cranfield v STOTFOLD RESERVES
|Poachers give United a scare|
| The Boston
derby at Tattershall Road on 14 July saw the Poachers attract a crowd
of 990, their biggest attendance since they played Taunton in the 1994
FA Vase semi-final.
Bob Don-Duncan's side acquitted themselves well and United only took charge of the match in the closing stages. Summer signing Danny Matson fired the Poachers ahead with a 17th minute debut strike, and they stayed in front until Gary Ellender hauled the Poachers on terms after 68 minutes.
United went in front after 82 minutes through Matthew O'Halloran with Simon Rusk sealing their victory in the dying seconds.
|Record crowd watch Newport take on Dons|
| A record
crowd of around a thousand packed into Willen Road on 10 July to see
Newport Pagnell set the ball rolling on the 2004-05 season against the
newly named Milton Keynes Dons, who were playing their first match
under their new identity.
Goals from Wade Small on the half hour, Jamie Mackie after 52 minutes and Malvin Kamara after 61 minutes gave the Dons a 3-0 success.
|Verity links up with Motornen|
Sports have appointed Nick Verity as assistant manager following Steve
Renshaw's departure from the post. Verity managed Bugbrooke before
enjoying spectacular success with Sileby Rangers where he won the
Division One title in 2003 and back to back Northants Junior Cup
successes. Verity left Fernie Fields in January 2004.
|Posh to open Huntingdon lights|
Town's new £37,000 floodlighting system will be officially
unveiled on Tuesday 27 July when Barry Fry brings Peterborough United
to Jubilee Park for the opening match.
|Newport take part in historic derby|
Pagnell set the 2004-05 season in motion on Saturday 10 July when they
entertain Milton Keynes Dons in the Nationwide League club's first
match under their new name. The Dons changed their name from Wimbledon
in June. The Willen Road action gets underway at 11 a.m. Admission is
£5 for adults and £2.50 concessions.
|FA Cup draw|
Preliminary Round - 28 August
HOLBEACH v Alvechurch; Coalville v DAVENTRY; BUCKINGHAM v Kingsbury; Ipswich Wanderers v ST NEOTS; Newmarket v FORD SPORTS.
Preliminary Round - 4 September
Gedling v Coalville/DAVENTRY; BOSTON TOWN v Stone Dominoes; Rushall v BOURNE; BLACKSTONES v Barwell/Oldbury; HOLBEACH/Alvechurch v Ilkeston; DEEPING v Glapwell; COGENHOE v WOODFORD; Enfield/March v LONG BUCKBY; Bedford United v POTTON; Newmarket/FORD SPORTS v Southend Manor; DESBOROUGH v North Greenford/Clapton; Holmer Green v NEWPORT PAGNELL; Harlow v BUCKINGHAM/Kingsbury; YAXLEY v STOTFOLD; RAUNDS v Hertford; Lowestoft/AFC Wallingford v NORTHAMPTON SPENCER; WOOTTON v Broxbourne; Wembley/Edgware v Ipswich Wanderers/ST NEOTS.
|FA Vase draw|
Qualifying Round - 11 September
Arnold v DEEPING; Lye v BOSTON TOWN; Sandiacre v BLACKSTONES; FORD SPORTS v Quorn; YAXLEY v NEWPORT PAGNELL; Welwyn Garden City v COGENHOE; Enfield Town v ST IVES; LONG BUCKBY v Halstead; ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS v Whitton; WOOTTON v Cockfosters; WOODFORD v Norwich United.
2nd Qualifying Round - 25 September
HARROWBY v Ibstock; Sandiacre/BLACKSTONES v Friar Lane & Epworth/Shawbury; FORD SPORTS/Quorn v Tividale; BOURNE v Newark/Bromyard; Lye/BOSTON TOWN v DAVENTRY; Arnold/DEEPING v HOLBEACH; NORTHAMPTON SPENCER v Godmanchester; Hadleigh v STOTFOLD; POTTON v Woodbridge/Leiston; EYNESBURY v Wisbech/Tiptree; SILEBY RANGERS v Stansted; Lowestoft v BUGBROOKE; Haywood v LONG BUCKBY/Halstead; Enfield Town/ST IVES v Chalfont St Peter; Leverstock Green v WOOTTON/Cockfosters; Long Melford v RAUNDS; Stanway/Diss v Welwyn Garden City/COGENHOE; WOODFORD/Norwich United v YAXLEY/NEWPORT PAGNELL; ROTHWELL CORINTHIANS/Whitton v London APSA; Hanwell v KEMPSTON.
Exemptions: Round 1 - BUCKINGHAM. Round 2 - DESBOROUGH, ST NEOTS
|A History of Football in Bugbrooke|
| A history
of Bugbrooke St Michaels FC, entitled 'A History of Football in
Bugbrooke' has recently been published.
The book charts the progress made by the Badgers since their formation in 1929, with a mention of predecessor clubs in the village which set the ball rolling over a century ago.
Club president John Curtis has compiled the book. With spells as manager, general manager and chairman behind him he is eminently qualified to do so, the publication also reveals that he was one of the club's star graduates as a player, joining Northampton Town as a professional on leaving school having played for Bugbrooke from the age of 13!
The main feature of the book is an array of over 200 photographs, including a stunning panoramic cover photograph of the village taken from the air. Many of the club's highlights are recorded by cuttings from the press of the day.
Bugbrooke St Michaels prides itself on being a 'community club' as acknowledged by the award of the Community Clubs Charter Standard by the Football Association in 2004. The success of its youth policy over the years can be seen from the high number of players in photographs of the senior teams in 2004 who also featured in photographs of the youth teams a decade or so ago.
The book is available from Badgers secretary Roger Geary, 31 Kislingbury Road, Bugbrooke, Northampton NN7 3QG. Price is £12.50 including postage and packing, cheques payable to Bugbrooke St Michaels FC.
|Jess Pigott Memorial Cup draw|
| Round 2
Biggleswade Town or Arlesey Athletic v Stotfold Reserves
|League Knockout Cup draw|
Whitworths v Higham; Blisworth v Sleaford; Long Buckby v Harrowby; Eynesbury v Raunds; Irchester v Olney; Kempston v Rothwell Corinthians; Wootton v St Ives; Deeping v Potton.
St Neots v Blackstones; Sileby v Huntingdon; Buckingham v Newport Pagnell; Cogenhoe v Holbeach; Boston Town v Eye; Bugbrooke v Woodford; Deeping or Potton v Burton Park; Whitworths or Higham v Eynesbury or Raunds; Corby Cottingham v Long Buckby or Harrowby; Desborough v Irchester or Olney; Kempston or Rothwell Corinthians v Thrapston; Wootton or St Ives v Bourne; ON Chenecks v Stotfold; Ford Sports v Blisworth or Sleaford; Northampton Spencer v Daventry; Stewarts & Lloyds v Yaxley.
|Reserve Knockout Cup draw|
Woodford v Bugbrooke; Eye v ON Chenecks; Thrapston v Holbeach; Cogenhoe v Burton Park; Sileby v Eynesbury; Rothwell Corinthians v Stewarts & Lloyds; Rothwell Town v Daventry; Huntingdon v Blackstones; Long Buckby v Deeping; Northampton Spencer v Ford Sports; Bourne v Higham; Stotfold v Raunds; Olney v Spalding; Newport Pagnell v Irchester; Yaxley v Whitworths. Bye: Desborough.
|Hinchingbrooke Cup draw|
Bourne v Rothwell Corinthians; Wootton v Biggleswade United; Kempston v Eynesbury; Cranfield v Yaxley; Langford v Godmanchester (to be played by 15 October).
St Neots v Bourne or Rothwell Corinthians; Wootton or Biggleswade United v Potton; Barton Rovers v Stotfold; Kempston or Eynesbury v Langford or Godmanchester; Somersham v Arlesey Athletic; Biggleswade Town v Huntingdon Town; Blackstones v Deeping; St Ives v Cranfield or Yaxley (to be played by 30 November).
|North Beds Charity Cup draw|
| 1st Round
STOTFOLD v POTTON; KEMPSTON v Biggleswade United; WOOTTON v Langford; Bedford United v Biggleswade Town.
STOTFOLD/POTTON v WOOTTON/Langford; Bedford United/Biggleswade Town v KEMPSTON/ Biggleswade United.
|East Anglian Cup draw|
| Group 1
1st Round: Ely v WOOTTON; Thetford v EYNESBURY; Royston v Spalding.
2nd Round: Ely/WOOTTON v Biggleswade Town; Royston/Spalding v Thetford/ EYNESBURY