Last summer’s non-league restructure didn’t have too much of an effect on the step 5 Essex Senior League. A couple of extra teams were promoted or relegated and less than a handful of sides made sideways moves from other local leagues. Two of those sides were St Margaretsbury and Hoddesdon… Read More »St Margaretsbury v Hoddesdon Town – 23 March 2019
Leyton Orient supporters are well aware of their club’s terrible record in live TV games. Fans on Twitter were delving deep into the foggy recesses of their brains in the build-up to the 12.35 game against Wrexham to try and recall the last televised game that they won. Some suggested… Read More »Leyton Orient v Wrexham – 9 March 2019
The further you go down the pyramid the more the lines between senior football and amateur park football begin the blur. This weekend I made my step 6 debut and despite the odd joke with friends and family that I could have subbed myself on, it was as a viewer… Read More »Frenford v White Ensign – 16 February 2019
In late summer I made the trip into Essex to watch Haringey Borough play one of their first away games in the Bostik Premier Division against Brightlingsea Regent. This was in the days before their famous FA Cup run, before several appearance BBC television, before YouTube videos about the club… Read More »Carshalton Athletic v Haringey Borough – 9 February 2019
It’s not unusual to see flashing lights hovering in the faint orange sky of London at night. They are usually planes in the distance or occasionally a police helicopter. As I weaved along the thin concrete path that dissects Barnet FC’s training pitches there was an unfamiliar light in the… Read More »Barnet v Brentford – 28 January 2018
FC Romania, enjoying their first season in the Isthmian League, welcomed Ashford Town to Theobalds Lane. Could the continue to distance themselves from the relegation battle or would the visitors maintain their promotion push? The full blog is available on the Bostik League website.