Tag: Nuneaton Town

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 14/05/2012

Well, this is the final edition of Non-League Videos Of The Week for this season, but we do at least have a round-up games that are well worth an hour of your time. We kick-off with a double-bill from Wembley, with highlights of Saturday’s FA Trophy final between York City and Newport County, followed by Sunday’s FA Vase final between Dunston UTS and West Auckland. Then we have extended highlights from the Blue Square South play-off final between Dartford and Welling United and the only goal of the match from the Blue Square North play-off final – complete with the musical accompaniment of the Electric Light Orchestra – between Gainsborough Trinity and Nuneaton Town. And finally, we have the final of the Surrey Senior Cup, played at Kingsmeadow between Woking and Sutton United. Our thanks go to all those that have taken the time to record, edit and upload these videos. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Predictions: Conference North

Last year was pretty clear cut in the Conference North, Alfreton were pretty much definitely going up despite having a ridiculous backlog of games, the play-off places were fairly clear early on and Redditch were dropping like a stone from around February time, but this season it looks set to be a bit closer at both ends of the table and closer still in the middle. Along with relegated Altrincham and Histon there are the promoted pair of Colwyn Bay and FC Halifax, and the 22nd most northern team at Step 2 – Bishop’s Stortford, shifted over the north/south divide in the fall-out from Rushden and Diamonds’ demise. Bishop’s Stortford, like Histon and like Worcester before them will soon wise up to the difference between the two Step 2 leagues (Gloucester have only ever known the Northern side of the imaginary moving line which hovers over the Conference’s map). PROMOTION CONTENDERS It would be hard to bet against  FC Halifax Town being somewhere near the top of the table, The new boys have bulldozered their way back up the table and boast hot-shot striker Jamie Vardy as one of their key assets and laughed off an offer from Stockport to take him of their hands for a rumoured £50,000. Manager Neil Aspin has made a few key signings and if the Shaymen are as good as all their fans claim...

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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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Not A Terribly Happy New Year At Nuneaton or Tilbury

It only took two days for a familiar old boil that has never been properly lanced to rear its head in non-league football this year, as crowd trouble marred two non-league matches afternoon. These incidents occurred at Liberty Way, at the Blue Square North match between Nuneaton Town and AFC Telford United, and at the Ryman League match between Tilbury and Grays Athletic. Both matches were local derbies to some extent, so perhaps the question that we ought to be asking is of whether high-tension matches should be played on Bank Holiday weekends. It is a question that has been asked before – there was serious disorder at the end of last year’s Blue Square Premier match between Luton Town and York City, which was played on a Bank Holiday Monday – but perhaps the question has become one of whether they can afford not to. At Nuneaton, the trouble was serious enough to have potential ramifications for the club itself in the form of a fine. Perhaps surprisingly, it seems that there were no police present at the match, only stewards presumably hired by the club itself, and the lion’s share of the trouble came at the end of the match after Telford supporters were held back, allowed to leave and then chased back into the ground by people purporting to be home supporters. A supporters coach was...

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