Tag: Lowestoft Town

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

We have two posts making up our non-league videos of the week for this week, kicking off with three matches from the Third Qualifying Round of this year’s FA Cup. The clubs taking this part in this round of the competition will take their place against those of the Blue Square Premier in its final qualifying round, and should they win this match they will be have a chance of a live television appearance and the sort of prize money which can make a serious difference to the well-being of a non-league club. First up is the match between Lowestoft Town and Chelmsford City. Chelmsford are a division above Lowestoft Town of the Ryman League Premier Division, in ninth place in the Blue Square South, but Lowestoft are in second place in the table and have two games in hand on the league leaders, AFC Hornchurch and a crowd of 1,065 turned out at their Crown Meadow ground.   Our second match is between Cray Wanderers and Dartford. Cray Wanderers are another club from the Premier Division of the Ryman League, but they are a club with a unique place in the history of football as London’s oldest association football club. They currently play their home matches at Bromley while they await a move into a new ground in nearby Orpington. Dartford, meanwhile, are in third place in the...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: The Play-Offs

The Premier League season is still going and the Football League season ended at the weekend, but the non-league play-offs have already begun and, in some cases, have already ended. The Ryman League Premier Division play-off final was played on Saturday between Tonbridge Angels and Lowestoft Town, with the semi-finals having seen Tonbridge having beaten Harrow Borough and Lowestoft Town having won a local derby against Bury Town.   In the Football Conference, meanwhile, the semi-finals are played over two legs. In the Blue Square North, AFC Telford United travelled to Warwickshire to play Nuneaton Town in the first leg of their semi-final last week, looking to take an advantage back to New Bucks Head for the second leg of their match.   Finally, in the Blue Square South, there was another derby match in the semi-finals as Woking played Farnborough FC in the first leg of their semi-final last Wednesday, whilst Chelmsford City were at home against Ebbsfleet United in their first leg the night before.     Follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 6th February 2011

For those of you viewing Twohundredpercent on our mobile site, you will be able to view this post better by clicking here. It’s time again for our weekly round-up of non-league videos, which this week focusses on the last sixteen of this year’s FA Trophy. Although some of the gloss from this competition may have been lost as the Blue Square Premier has come to be the behemoth of the non-league game, there is still a lot to play for with a place at Wembley at stake – these are days out that players, supporters and staff don’t forget in a hurry and the winners of this weekend’s matches will find themselves just three matches from a trip there. Our first match is yesterday’s match between AFC Telford United and Darlington. During their previous one season in non-league football – the 1989/90 season – Darlington made the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy before losing to Leek Town. They went on to win promotion straight back into the Football League before losing this status again at the end of last season and, although they currently have games in hand on the teams above them, making the BSP play-offs this season seems as if it will be a tall order. The FA Trophy, therefore, may be their best chance of success at the end of a transitional season. AFC Telford United,...

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Video Of The Week: Non-League Special

We’re returning this week to a theme that we touched on a couple of weeks ago, with highlights from some of the matches played in the non-league game over the last few days. We kick off with a top of the table local derby from the Ryman League Premier Division that was played last Tuesday night between Sutton United and Kingstonian. A crowd of not far short of 800 (a remarkable statistic, if we stop and consider that this is being played in effectively the regional seventh division of English football) turned out for this match, with Sutton three points clear at the top of the table and with a chance to extend their lead. Our second match sees us stay in Surrey, for Saturday’s match from the Blue Square South between Woking and Chelmsford City. Both of these teams have had curious seasons so far. Woking could be forgiven for being distracted by their forthcoming FA Cup match against Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday night, with a match against FC United of Manchester being the reward for the winners of that match. For all of their success in the FA Cup this season, however, Woking have stalled in the league so far and sit in a lower mid-table position at present. Chelmsford City are already in the Second Round of the competition and will travel to Wycombe...

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