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Videos Of The Week: Non-League Special

This evening’s Videos Of The Week come again from the non-league game. This weekend saw the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy. It’s the final round of the competition before the clubs of the Blue Square Premier enter the competition, so there is a potential reward for the competing teams. With a final at Wembley the ultimate reward, there is all to play for and our first match comes from it. Our first match sees Dartford of the Blue Square South travel to Thurrock. The two teams are both battling relegation from that league at the moment, so this match might turn out to be a welcome relief from their poor league form. The second match also comes from the FA Trophy. Welling United have had their fair share of financial difficulties so far this season, but on the pitch they have been having quite a successful time of it and currently sit in third place in the Blue Square South. They were at home on Saturday afternoon against Tonbridge Angels of the Ryman League Premier Division. Tonbridge were also subject to rumours about their situation earlier this year, but they have had a reasonable start to the season and are in eleventh place in the table. Our third match comes from the Premier Division of the Zamaretto League. Weymouth’s difficulties have been extensively documented on this site...

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Match Of The Midweek: Lewes 2-1 Thurrock

After a defeat at Staines Town in their opening Blue Square South match of the season on Saturday afternoon, the real test followed for Lewes this evening. Tonight’s match against Thurrock wasn’t merely their first home match of the new season. It was the first test of a brave new world, the first chance to see if they have a chance of stabilising their club under new management. The rise of Lewes from the lower reaches of the Isthmian League to the Blue Square Premier between 2002 and 2008 could, in theory, have been described as a fairy tale, but in truth it was largely funded on a house of cards. The club got financially way ahead of itself, and the resulting¬† mountain of debt, as well as a degree of mismanagment, almost led to its death. The Rooks125 group is promising a rebirth for the club, and it looks extremely promising. A group of supporters have taken over the running of the club and their aim is for the club owned by its own entire community. It doesn’t merely require supporters to be members an owners of the club, but for the whole of the town to fall in behind the club and help it to work. It is making an appeal for volunteers to assist in the running of the club and even benefactors are welcome, as...

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