Category: Football

FA Cup success. Ramsgate next

Once again the new season opened with an Emirates FA Cup tie. This year we faced fellow Combined Counties side, Bedfont & Feltham in the Extra Preliminary Round.

Unusually for us we actually started on the front foot and only 3 minutes had passed when the ever lively Athan Smith-Joseph burst through “The Yellows” back line and fired past the keeper to put us in front. Happy Days, an early goal. We just had to hold on to the lead for the remaining 87 minutes.

The goal didn’t seem to upset our visitors very much and, to their credit, they stepped up their efforts to find an equaliser by throwing numbers forward. This however left them open to our counter attacks and, with the Jacks (Buckle & Mills) pulling the strings in midfield we created numerous chances to increase our lead. Unfortunately for us we squandered every chance that came our way and instead of being comfortable at half time we found ourselves taking a slim 1-nil lead into the break.

The second half started  with us looking much brighter and we immediately took the game to our hosts. The reward for our almost constant pressure came 15 minutes into the half when Tom Neal was brought down in the box. Jack Buckle stepped up to fire home the spot kick.

The second goal finally took the fight out of B&F. The game became almost one way traffic and the goals started to flow. New signing Jack Mills opened up his Villa account by finishing smartly form 10  yards out in the 70th minute and another new boy, Francis Darko, came off the bench to score a brace in the remaining time.

All in all a decent display. However, we will have to step it up a bit when we travel to Ramsgate FC, from the Isthmian Division One South, in the next round. Game scheduled for Saturday 19th August

2017/18 Fixtures released

After what seems an age the fixture secretary has released the fixtures for the forthcoming season. It may seem a bit late but he has to wait for the fixtures of the more senior leagues to be released so I think he has done a job in getting them out so soon.

As it was last year our season’s opener is in the FA Cup when we host Bedfont & Feltham in the Extra Prelininary round. The winners progress to travel to Ramsgate.

The following Saturday we begin our league campaign with a really tough trip to Walton & Hersham, and follow that up 3 days later with an equally difficult game, at home to North Greenford United.

The Saturday after that, the 19th,is either a FA Cup trip to Ramsgate or a home fixture against CB Hounslow, complete with Terry Buss in goal for them. Should we be successful in the Cup, and have a trip to the seaside, Terry will have to wait until the Tuesday for his return. Any FA Cup replay will throw a spanner into this planning as the replay will have to be held sometime mid week.

The rest of our league fixtures for the season, together with the early rounds of the FA Cup, the FA Vase and the Premier Challenge Cup can be found on this site by going to the corresponding pages.

 

Home in the Big Cup…

This afternoon the FA published the draws for the first rounds of the Emirates FA Cup, and the Buildbase FA Vase.

The worlds oldest cup competition kicks off on Saturday 5th August and we start this years journey with a home tie against fellow Combined Counties side Bedfont & Feltham.

The winners of the tie will then have a trip to the sea side to take on Ramsgate FC of Isthmian League Division One South. This tie is scheduled for Saturday 19th August.

As far as the Buildbase FA Vase is concerned, we were not included in the draw due to being awarded an exemption from the qualification rounds due to our league position last season. We will enter the competition at the 1st round proper, due to take place on Saturday 21st October.

“Beavers” added to Pre season schedule

We have now agreed a PSF with Hampton & Richmond. Due to diary congestion we have had to move the Kensington Borough game from Tues 1st Aug to Thursday 27th July. The H&R game will now take place on the 1st with a 7:45 kick off on the main pitch.

As usual most of the games are to be played at home and the majority will be played on one of our outside pitches. Entrance to all games will be free

SCHEDULE

Sat 1st July @ 2pm – Home (back pitch)
MOLESEY

Sat 8th July @ 3pm – Home (back pitch)
BEDFONT & FELTHAM

Sat 15th July @ 3pm – Home (back pitch)
CHALFONT ST PETER

Tue 18th July @ 7pm – Home (back pitch)
LALEHAM

Sat 22nd July @ 3pm – Away
ARLESEY

Thur 27th Aug @ 7.00pm – Home
KENSINGTON BOROUGH

Sat 29th July @ 3pm – Home
PFC Victoria

Tue 1st Aug @ 7.45pm – Home
HAMPTON & RICHMOND

Away to RPV in the Premier Cup

The draw for the first 2 rounds of the Cherry Red Records Premier Challenge Cup were made today. We begin our journey at Raynes Park Vale who were relegated from the Premier division last season and, should we be successful, we then have away fixture and league new boys, Kensington Borough. The full draw is as follows,

Cherry Red Records Premier Challenge Cup – 1st Round

Camberley Town v Redhill
CB Hounslow United v Eversley & California
South Park Reserves v Horley Town
Staines Lammas v Chertsey Town
Raynes Park Vale v Hanworth Villa
Deportivo Galicia v AC London
SCR v Westfield
Worcester Park v Epsom & Ewell
Frimley Green v Cobham

Cherry Red Records Premier Challenge Cup – 2nd Round

CB Hounslow United or Eversley & California v Worcester Park or Epsom & Ewell
Staines Lammas or Chertsey Town v South Park Reserves or Horley Town
Colliers Wood United v Balham
AFC Hayes v Frimley Green or Cobham
Knaphill v Guildford City
Cove v SCR or Westfield
Bagshot v North Greenford United
Bedfont Sports v Farleigh Rovers
Camberley Town or Redhill v Fleet Spurs
Kensington Borough v Raynes Park Vale or Hanworth Villa
Bedfont & Feltham v Godalming Town
Chessington & Hook United v Sheerwater
Spelthorne Sports v Ash United
Walton & Hersham v Badshot Lea
Abbey Rangers v Deportivo Galicia or AC London
Banstead Athletic v Farnham Town