Day: August 19, 2012

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 18-08-2012

The premier division of the Football Conference may have started last weekend, but this weekend is the one that we’re marking as the start of the new football season and the return of our non-league videos of the week. Tonight, we have four matches from four different divisions as clubs get back to competitive action after their summer break. Our first match comes from the Blue Square Bet South, and is the match between Dover Athletic and Farnborough FC. The home side ended last season two places and five points from the play-off places and will hoping to go one better this season, whilst Farnborough, having been deducted five points during the season for a breach of the Football Conferences financial rules, ended the season in sixteenth place in the table, just four points above the relegation places. Our second match comes from the Blue Square Bet North, and is the match between Altrincham, who also finished just outside the play-off places at the end of last season, and Brackley Town, who are playing at this level for the first time having won the Southern League Premier Division by eight points last season. Our third match is between Waltham Forest and Grays Athletic from Division One North of the Ryman League – with Grays being amongst the favourites for promotion from that division – and we finish off with...

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Match Of The Week: Lewes 1-2 Enfield Town

It feels as though the new football season has started a little too soo this afternoon. A summer which had rather looked as if it might not arrive at all has settled to a ninety degree heat from which there is no respite, even in the shade. Even by the coast in Brighton, this is weather that simply makes you want to curl up and fall asleep. A handful of miles inland in Lewes, the oppressive warmth and cloying humidity mean that a degree of apathy is amongst the order of the day for the opening match of the Ryman League Premier Division season between Lewes and Enfield Town, whether we like it or not. This is two clubs that have already won a trophy each this season. Last month, Lewes beat Fisher FC to win the Supporter Direct Shield, whilst later on the same day Enfield Town beat Wrexham – albeit some way from a full Wrexham team – to win the Supporters Direct Cup. This is two sides owned by their supporters trusts, though they cam through different routes to get here. Lewes’ frequent financial difficulties before being eventually handed to the supporters of the club, whilst Enfield Town are the original protest club, formed by their supporters as a break-away after Enfield FCs chairman sold its ground without having a replacement. There is, therefore, a common...

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