Tag: Eastbourne Borough

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 25-03-12

Promotion, relegation and Wembley are very much on our minds for this week’s Non-League Videos Of The Week, which feature matches from the Blue Square Premier, the Blue Square South, the FA Vase and the North West Counties Football League Challenge Cup. Things are tight at the bottom of the Blue Square Premier table. Whilst there is a gap between the bottom three – Darlington, Kettering Town and Bath City – and the rest, the final relegation place remains very much up for grabs, with just four points now separating Stockport County in seventeenth place and Hayes & Yeading United in twenty-first place. Yesterday afternoon, Hayes & Yeading United had a critical home match against another side looking nervously over its shoulder at the moment, AFC Telford United. Whilst Hayes & Yeading United were availing themselves of Wokings facilities at Kingsfield, their hosts were away from home in the Blue Square Bet South against Eastbourne Borough. Four straight wins had set The Cards back on track after a wobble in the league, but a trip to Eastbourne, who themselves are still by no means safe from relegation, proved to be considerably tougher than they might have anticipated. Meanwhile, the first leg of the semi-finals of the FA Vase were played this weekend, and West Auckland Town of the Northern League had a long trip to Kent to play Herne...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: The Blue Square South

Refreshed and reposed after a break for Christmas, we’re back this morning with a double dose of Non-League Videos Of The Week. We have a couple of matches from the Blue Square Premier coming up a little later this morning, but we are starting off with five of Boxing Day’s matches from the Blue Square South. Leaders Woking have pulled clear at the top of the table, and they attracted a crowd of over three thousand people for their match against Farnborough, but the chasing pack were also in action and we have derby matches between Chelmsford City and Thurrock, Bromley and Tonbridge Angels, Dover Athletic and Eastbourne Borough and Welling United and Dartford. As ever, our thanks go to those that record, edit and upload these matches.   You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: The FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round

This week’s Non-League Videos of The Week are a day late, but we think that we they are are worth the wait. This week, we are concentrating on the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy. With a place in the First Round of the competition at stake, this is a competition with a very tangible prize at the end of it – a day out at Wembley come the end of the season. And whilst the clubs of the Blue Square Premier, who join the competition in the next round, may be more focussed upon trying to bag themselves a Wembley trip in the Blue Square Premier play-offs come the end of the season, the clubs from below the top division of non-league football also have a chance of booking themselves at Wembley. We’ll cut straight to the chase this evening, our five matches are Chelmsford City vs Woking, Guiseley AFC vs Eastwood Town, Matlock Town vs Hyde, Hampton & Richmond Borough vs Canvey Island and Eastbourne Borough vs Dartford. Our thanks, as ever, go to those that take the time to record, edit and upload these videos. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here...

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The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Predictions: Conference South

There is a lot of money flying about in the Blue Square South this season as the teams jostle to fill the void at the top left by Braintree Town and Ebbsfleet United. The gap between those with a decent budget and those without seems to be growing a bit more in the southern half of Step 2 than in the northern half. Oh and all the teams who have enjoyed a nice little comfort zone around the M25 and M4 corridor have a lovely jaunt down to Cornwall to look forward too. Promotion Contenders Woking seem to be nailed on favourites to win the league and its certain that they have a very strong squad. But they will face some stiff competition from Dover Athletic, Chelmsford City and Eastbourne Borough. Gary Hill turned the squad when he joined as manager last season so expect big things in his first full season in charge, reports from pre-season games suggest they are looking like a quality side already. The fact that some players have taken a wage cut in order to stay suggests a team with proper ambition. Dover Athletic may have lost talisman striker Adam Birchall to Gillingham but they should still give the top teams a run for their money. In comes George Purcell from York CIty, he’s full fit after an injury-ravaged season but should be on...

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Match Of The Midweek: Eastbourne Borough 1-0 AFC Wimbledon

My God, but Priory Lane is a long way from the centre of Eastbourne. It takes a few seconds to sink in when you first check it out on Google Maps. It looks as if it’s in a different town. It’s a pity, really, because Eastbourne Borough is a friendly sort of  club. Perhaps they could lift the ground up with helicopters and put it on the end of the pier or something. Such a trip requires a degree of organisation. There had been talk of carnage with the ticketing arrangements for this match, but a telephone call to Eastbourne’s ticket office at lunchtime put me through to a pleasant-sounding lady and, two minutes later, a ticket is booked. If AFC Wimbledon want to follow an example of how to run themselves in the Blue Square Premier, they could do worse than Eastbourne. Eastbourne were promoted from the Blue Square South two seasons ago behind Lewes, but while their Sussex neighbours imploded as they were handed the championship in 2008, Eastbourne quietly got on with the job of organising themselves for life at a higher level. They earned themselves Community Interest Club status – the first in England to do so – and finished in a creditable mid-table position in their first BSP season as Lewes practically fell off the bottom of the table. The club’s reaction to the Setanta...

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