Tag: Hayes & Yeading United

Non-League Videos Of The Week

Well, it’s late on Sunday night so it’s time to catch up on some more non-league videos of the week for this weekend. Our first match comes from the relegation battle at the bottom of the Blue Square Premier. With four relegation places, it’s pretty tight at the foot of the table and Hayes & Yeading United occupied one of those positions at the start of the match. They were at home yesterday afternoon against Kettering Town, who sit in the places just above the relegation places and could probably still do with a win or two just to guarantee their safety for next season. Our second match is from the Blue Square North and has a hint of the local derby about it. AFC Telford United are still chasing promotion to the Blue Square Premier at the end of this season and a win at mid-table Worcester City could put them top of the table with games in hand on the two club immediately below them in the table, Boston United and Nuneaton Town, although it is fourth-placed Alfreton Town, who have games in hand on all of the other clubs at the top of the table, that they will perhaps be looking at as their biggest rivals for the league title. Finally, we’re off to Scotland to the West of Scotland Super League First Division, for the...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: Blue Square Premier Special

This morning’s non-league videos of the week come from the Blue Square Bet Premier. Last weekend saw the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy, which involved a number of clubs from the fifth division, all of which left clubs that had already been eliminated from that particular competition to get on with the important job of accumulating points in the league. Our first match features Wimbledon and Altrincham. Wimbledon, to put it bluntly, need to keep winning now if they are to get anywhere near the top of the Blue Square Premier table by the end of the season. Their defeat at home against Wrexham during the week left Crawley Town firmly in the driving seat at the top of the table, just three points behind them but with five games in hand. Altrincham, meanwhile, remain firmly in the relegation places at the bottom of the table. Our second match features another club that are battling against relegation, Hayes & Yeading United, against a team chasing a place in the play-offs, York City. Hayes, with the lowest average home crowds in the league, were always going to face an uphill battle to stay in the Blue Square Premier and it is to their credit that they are still in touch with the others at the foot of the table and they currently sit one place above the bottom four in...

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Hayes & Yeading United Prepare For A Change Of Venues

So many of the great non-league football grounds of London have been lost that it is becoming difficult to keep count of those that have been razed to the ground. Enfield, Wealdstone, Leytonstone, Ilford, Walthamstow Avenue, Hendon, Edgware Town, we could go on. It is starting to become quicker to name those that have survived. In a couple of years, another one seems likely to bite the dust as Hayes & Yeading United, currently of the Blue Square Premier, prepare to leave their Church Road home. Their old ground will be bulldozed and the club intends to move to its other home, which it intends to redevelop. That Hayes & Yeading have two homes is the legacy of their origins. The club was formed as a merger of Hayes FC and Yeading FC in 2007 and since then has been playing its matches at Hayes’ former home, while The Warren, the former home of Yeading, has been used for reserve and youth team matches, as well as for training and its social facilities. However, at a council meeting last month planning permission was granted by the London Borough of Hillingdon for one hundred and eighty-three dwellings to be built upon the Church Road site, which opened in 1920. The football club has negotiated a deal for the sale of the land with Barratt Homes, and it is now expected...

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Hayes & Yeading United – The Comeback Kings

Five minutes into the second half of their Blue Square South play-off semi-final at home to Eastleigh, one could have forgiven Hayes & Yeading United supporters for feeling as if they should cut their losses and just go home. Already three down by half-time, a James Mulley own goal had made it 4-0 to Eastleigh, but even the most optimistic of their supporters would have been unlikely to have been able to predict what happened next. Hayes managed to pull two goals back in the first leg, before travelling to Hampshire and winning the second leg 4-0 to send themselves through to the final of the Blue Square South play-offs, where they would go on to play Hampton & Richmond Borough, who had beaten the pre-season promotion favourites Chelmsford City in their semi-final, at Hampton’s Beveree. A crowd of over 3,000 packed into Beveree for the final, and Hayes took an early lead after Dale Binns crossed for Scott Fitzgerald to score from close range. The rest of the first half passed largely without incident, but the second half more than compensated for this. Four minutes, Shaun McAuley levelled for Hampton and, with twenty minutes left to play, disaster struck for Hayes. Their goalkeeper Delroy Preddie had successfully claimed a cross and wandered out to the edge of his own penalty area. He put the ball down to clear...

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