Non-League

The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Fleetwood Town 0-2 AFC Wimbledon

By on May 6, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

The history of football in Fleetwood, Lancashire, is one of boom and bust. The town’s original club, Fleetwood FC, renamed itself Fleetwood Town and were founder members of the Northern Premier League in 1968, before folding in 1976. A new club sprang up the following year, reached the final of the FA Vase in 1985 and won back its place in the Premier Division...

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The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Wrexham 0-3 Luton Town

By on May 5, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

The landscape of the lower divisions has, perhaps, changed more than we have noticed over the last couple of decades. Twenty years ago, Luton Town were in the First Division and had been there for some time, while Wrexham were finishing at the bottom of Division Four. Both teams were, arguably, a little lucky. Luton finished third from bottom in the table but stayed...

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The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Chorley FC And The Evostik League Play-Offs

By on May 5, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

Chorley FC finished the season in third place in Division One North of the Evostik League, and the inimitable Mark Critchley was there to watch – if not exactly remember – their play-off semi-final against Curzon Ashton. Ever pondered over whether a cake can epitomise a whole town? If so, help yourself to psychiatry. If not, then cock your ear. Hundreds...

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Jabberwomble

By on May 4, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Twas ploughish, and the slimy dons Did wyre and wimble in the blarn: All milty were the braggados, And the melts raths garn. “Beware the Jabberwomble, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Franchise phoenix, and shun The fluidous Snatcherblatch!” With the┬áConference National playoff between Fleetwood Town and AFC Wimbledon set to...

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The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Whitehawk 1-1 Leatherhead (3-4 On Penalties)

By on May 3, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

For men of a certain age, the name of Leatherhead FC makes the eyes mist over and the memories come flooding back. The Tanners were in Division One of the Isthmian League (which was renamed the Premier Division in 1977, following reorganisation) when they beat Colchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion on the way to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup in 1975,...

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The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Colwyn Bay 1-0 FC United of Manchester

By on May 2, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

There was, perhaps, something inevitable that it would all come down to a ninety minute shoot-out. That FC United of Manchester is in itself an extraordinary part of our football culture is without doubt, but even the most optimistic of their supporters could scarcely have guessed at the amount of drama that they have managed this season, from an FA Cup run that...

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The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Bradford Park Avenue 0-2 FC United of Manchester

By on Apr 29, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

The Southern League play-offs weren’t the only matches being played last night. Play-off semi-finals were also being played in the Northern Premier League and we were lucky enough to have Andrew Gibney offer to write up the match between Bradford Park Avenue and FC United of Manchester for us. The month of April began with Bradford Park Avenue sitting...

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