This Season

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This season (2019/20), I plan to watch football at non league steps 5, 6 and 7 as well as AFA and AFC football.

AFA link - http://www.amateur-fa.com/

AFC link - http://www.amateurfootballcombination.com/

I hope to take in a few Colliers Wood United matches as well.

CWUFC link - http://wibbandune.simplesite.com/

Upcoming Matches in 2019

New Brentford FC Stadium - Opening July 2020

Sat 19th Oct - Brentford v Millwall (Championship)

Wed 23rd Oct - Colliers Wood United v Hanworth Villa (CC League)

Sat 26th Oct - Colliers Wood United v Sheerwater (CC League)

Sat 2nd Nov - TBC

Sat 9th Nov - Colliers Wood United v Ascot United (CC League)

Sat 16th Nov - TBC

Sat 23rd Nov - Colliers Wood United v Guildford City (CC League)

Sat 30th Nov - TBC

Wed 4th Dec - Colliers Wood United v Southall (CC League)

Sat 7th Dec - Tooting Bec v Jersey Bulls (CC League 1 TBC)

Sat 14th Dec - Sutton & Epsom v Worthing (Rugby TBC)

Sat 21st Dec - Colliers Wood United v Sutton Common Rovers (CC League)

Sat 28th Dec - Banstead Athletic v Colliers Wood United (CC League)

Tooting Bec 2-1 Fleet Spurs (CC League 1) 12th October

Heavy overnight rain, and throughout the day failed to put a dampener on a most watchable game between two even teams.

Bec, still unbeaten in the league, probably shaded it after Spurs were reduced to 10 men and with a vets game and a reserves game on the same day, this had a proper feeling of Non League Day.

I even watched a bit of the lacrosse (odd game that)!

Spurs goal here with me behind the visitors goal all alone! - https://www.fleetspurs.com/videos/goal-24-andre-smith-151368.html

Balham 3-1 Hanworth Villa (CC League) 9th October

In the end, a good win for The Blazers who came from behind at half time with The Villains also missing a penalty.

It was very even for an hour with both sides fizzing the ball about on a superb slick surface but three fine and varied goals for the home side won it late on.

Worcester Park 8-0 Lyne (Elite League) 5th October

A barnstorming performance for Park as they replaced Lyne at the top of the league.

They led 5-0 at half time and maintained that dominance in the second half where they could easily have netted twelve or more in total with Davidson scoring five.

It will take a good side to finish above them this season.

Colliers Wood United 1-0 Cobham (CC League) 28th September

Wood maintained their unbeaten league start to the season and moved to second place with a hard fought win over a youthful and talented Hammers side.

A 26th minute goal from William Efambe, a fine finish, was all that seperated the sides as the visitors belied their lowly place in the table.

This was another good advert for the league and, once again, played on a superb playing service as results elsewhere contrived to give Wood their best league start for many years.

Colliers Wood United 4-2 British Airways (CC League Cup) 25th September

A very watchable cup tie on a superbly prepared surface, saw the visitors from division 1 push their premier division hosts all the way.

On a lovely evening for football, Wood had an early lead but the visitors levelled through a penalty right on half time. Wood upped it a gear in the second half and ran in 3 goals as well as missing a penalty before BA scored a deserved consolation.

A tricky trip awaits The Wood to Camberley Town in the next round.

Tooting & Mitcham United 1-0 Dorking Wanderers (FA Cup) 21st September

Wanderers are now 2 divisions above The Terrors but you would not have known it watching this exciting FA Cup tie in glorious autumn weather at Imperial Fields.

After a goalless first half, Tooting took a deserved lead and had to defend it with ten men for 40 minutes or so when a red card was shown just seconds after the referee denied the home side a stonewall penalty kick. They did that relatively comfortably via some well organised defending, some brilliant last ditch blocks and, to be fair, they may have scored again late on.

Top banter on the terraces too!

A deserved place in the 3rd qualifying round awaits in Monday's draw at 1pm.

Worcester Park 2-1 AFC Cubo (Elite League) 14th September

Last season's champions went 2-0 down after just 3 minutes but they rallied to pull a goal back just before half time.

The second half was also keenly fought on a hot day but Cubo missed a penalty with about 5 minutes remaining and it finished 2-1 to Park who are top of the league with maximum points from 4 matches.

Balham 1-2 Colliers Wood United (CC League) 28th August

3rd v 7th and both sides unbeaten. The landlords visited the tenant and came away with a hard earned 2-1 win.

This was a lively game from the start with the home side shading the few clear cut chances but a goalless first half.

Jack Robinson gave The Blazers a 48th minute lead which seemed to inject life into The Wood. On the hour mark Ali Fofanah levelled the scores and Wood began to get on top without really creating clear chances.

In stoppage time, the Balham skipper, the otherwise excellent Marco Erriu, a former Cagliari youth player, received a second yellow card and the resulting free kick deflected in off a Balham head and in to give Wood 3 points and second place in the table.

FA Vase next (see photo).

Colliers Wood United v Shoreham (FA CUP) 10th August

This was a pretty poor performance for The Wood as they exited the FA Cup to a side a division lower.

Wood took the lead on 32 minutes via Luke Kenny, Shoreham had Daniel Monongo dismissed earlier.

Shoreham rallied in the second half and equalised through Neil Munday on 49 minutes and they led on 71 minutes through a Michael Death free kick after Wood keeper, Andrew Osei was sent off.

Mario Embalo looked to have secured a replay on 86 minutes but Mohamed Diallo found a winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time to claim the £2,200 plus prize money for The Mussel Men.