Tag: Merstham

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 20-11-2011

We have five matches for you this week as our non-league videos of the week. First up is the match from the Blue Square Premier between Ebbsfleet United and a club that has been having renewed difficulties off the pitch again, Darlington. Next up are the goals from the Blue Square North match between Altrincham and Gloucester City. We then have highlights from the Blue Square South match between Salisbury City and another club that has recently been said to be having financial difficulties, Farnborough FC. We then have another round-up of goals, from the Evostik Southern League Premier Division match between Weymouth and Redditch United, and finally we’re off to Division One South of the Ryman League for the match between Maidstone United and Merstham. Our thanks, as ever, go to those that have taken the time to record, edit and upload these matches.           You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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The FA Cup Second Qualifying Round: Merstham 0-2 AFC Sudbury

This is the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup, isn’t it? By this stage of the competition, we would usually be wearing something approaching our winter woollies and sipping at Bovril which remains scalding hot for three minutes for turning stone cold in the amount of time that it takes to blink, but summer has come late this year, and Surrey is unusually temperate this afternoon. Today is shirt sleeves and ice cold drinks weather. It doesn’t feel right, yet here we are, in spitting distance of one of the southernmost tips of the M25, for a match that will leave the winners two matches from the First Round Proper and one win from a possible tie against a Blue Square Premier side. The biggest clubs may not be taking the FA Cup as seriously as they used to but, for the likes of Merstham FC and AFC Sudbury, this afternoon is a big deal. The money is important – there is £4,500 on offer to the winners this afternoon – but the publicity that an FA Cup run brings can be a life-changing event for a club of this size. Strong reputations have, over the years, been cemented by jabbing bigger clubs on the nose in this competition and the creation of a club’s legacy can carry almost intangible benefits to smaller clubs. An FA Cup run...

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