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100 Owners: Number 80 – Brian York & Arthur Eastham (Cambridge City)

The story of a non-league football club sitting on a valuable piece of land but vulnerable to take-over by those with less than honorable intentions has become something of a morality tale in modern football, but few clubs have fallen prey to it in such a protracted manner as Cambridge City of the Southern League. The story of how this particular club found itself in the High Court battling against two of its former directors in order to save its ground is one that will sound familiar to the supporters of many smaller clubs, and this is a story that has not quite yet reached its conclusion even as 2012 draws to a close. Such is the legacy of Brian York and Arthur Easthams time in charge at Milton Road. It has been said that there was a time when the more likely of the two senior football clubs in Cambridge to find a way into the Football League would have been Cambridge City rather than Cambridge United. Having already turned down an invitation to join the Football League in 1936, at the end of the 1962/63 season City won the Southern League championship by finishing three points ahead of United. They had the crowds Рregularly  averaging in excess of 3,000 for home matches Рand they had now acquired, it seemed, the ambition that had been missing...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: The Last Of The Bank Holiday Rush

Normal service is now to resume after the somewhat chaotic Christmas and New Year matches, but we’re going to spend a little time catching up with the last of the festive highlights from over the course of the last three days or so. We have six matches lined up for you this evening. From the Blue Square Premier, we have highlights of the matches between Wrexham & AFC Telford United and Forest Green Rovers. In the Blue Square South, we have highlights of another derby match, this time between Tonbridge Angels & Bromley, and this is followed by two matches from the Southern Football League, between Fleet Town & Slough Town, and Cambridge City & Oxford City. Finally, we have a match from the Northern League, between North Shields & Alnwick Town. Our thanks go to those that take the time to record, edit and upload these matches. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 25-09-2011

This week’s non-league videos of the week come from a variety of different competitions, including the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Vase. First up, though, is the match between Cambridge City and Banbury United in the Southern League Premier Division. Cambridge were beaten in the play-offs in this league last season, and are hoping to go one better than that this this season, whilst Banbury United are are hoping to challenge for the championship themselves. Our second match comes from Division One North of the Northern Premier League and is between Garforth Town, who have made an indifferent start to the season, and another side sitting just above the relegation places, Warrington Town. Our third match is the match between Enfield Town and Cheshunt in Division One North of the Ryman League, a home match for Enfield which was played, because their new ground isn’t quite ready yet, at Cheshunt. Finally, in the FA Vase, we have the match between two sides from Division Two of the Northern League, Hebburn Town and Brandon United. Our thanks, as ever, go those that take the trouble to record, edit and upload these matches.         You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: The FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round

This week’s Non-League Videos Of The Week see us return to the FA Cup, which reached the First Qualifying Round – the third round of matches in this year’s competition. This round sees the first appearance of the clubs of the Premier Divisions of the Isthmian, Southern and Northern Premier Leagues, so there are some familiar faces taking their first bow in this competition in this round. We have five matches for you this evening. Our two matches are both from East Anglia – the matches between Bury Town and Gorleston, and Cambridge City and Maldon & Tiptree United. Next up are Maidstone United, who scored nine goals in the last round of the competition, away to Banstead Athletic. Following this is a match between two sides from the Northern League, Spennymoor Town and Dunston UTS, and finally we have the goals from the match between Harrow Borough and Marlow. Our most heartfelt thanks go, as ever, to those that go to the trouble to record, edit and upload these matches for our delectation. Bury Town vs Gorleston   Cambridge City vs Maldon & Tiptree United   Banstead Athletic vs Maidstone United   Spennymoor Town vs Dunston UTS   Harrow Borough vs Marlow   You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 14/08/2011

The non-league season – the Isthmian League aside – started yesterday, and we’re delighted to be able to bring you highlights of four matches this evening, one from the Blue Square Premier, two from the Blue Square South and one from the Premier Division of the Southern League. The first match is between Hayes & Yeading United and Alfreton Town. Hayes & Yeading are starting a season in exile at Woking, having sold their Church Road ground without the former home of Yeading, The Warren, and the problems that they may face were placed into sharp focus by the fact that a crowd of just 262 people turned out for this match yesterday. A decade ago, Alfreton Town were beginning a season that would see them win the Northern Counties East League. Yesterday, they were playing their first match as a Blue Square Premier club. Our second match is from the Blue Square South, and is between Chelmsford City and Truro City. Chelmsford have been beaten in the semi-finals in the play-offs for the last three seasons, and will start this season with expectations of going one better than that this time around. Four years ago, meanwhile, Truro City were in the Premier Division of the Western League, but they start this season one step away from football’s fifth division, and optimistic of going higher than that themselves. We’re...

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