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Grass Roots Talk Good Evening and welcome to The Grassroots Stadium for this Hertfordshire Senior Challenge Cup tie Tonight we welcome the players, officials and supporters of Stevenage to Tring for the 1st time, and hope they enjoy their short stay with us. We also give a warm welcome to our match officials- Referee- David Rock, and his assistants Calum Chittenden and James Killen.

Tonight’s match is sponsored by- Anthony Deer -Cambridge Motors, Hemel Hempstead. - and we would like to thank them once again for their generous support. Stevenage play in the Football League and although this will not be a full strength side, they will be powerful opponents. We had yet again a good performance on Saturday against the favourites for the league title, Hanwel Town. Losing 2-1. Again we competed against a very good side and the the result could have gone either way. We were unlucky with the chances we created and were not helped by some debatable decisions from the officials. This is another big week for us with a trip to Kent on Saturday in The Carlsberg FA Fase. To face Ashford United, formally Ashford Town. The coach is now full but if anyone still wants to travel. Contact the club and we will do our best to get you there. The reserves had a good win against Northwood on Saturdat and now sit second in the table. They are now on a run of 7 straight wins so well done to Colin, Chris and their reserve side. The A Team had a walk over and the B Team won 5-3 The Supper Auction we had to cancell last week has been re-scheduled for late February so please put this in your diaries.

Congratulation to Chris Salmon who made his 300th First Team Appearance last Saturday

Finally enjoy the game and give your support to all involved.

TRING ATHLETIC FOOTBALL CLUB *Charter Standard Club* The Grass Roots Stadium, Pendley Sports, Centre, Cow Lane, Tring, Herts. HP23 5NS Tel. No; 01442 891144 Website: email; Members of:

Molten Spartan South Midland Football League. Hertfordshire Football Association. West Herts Football Association. Suburban Combination League.

President Life Vice Presidents

Chairman Programme Editor/ Vice Chairman Hon. Secretary Hon. Treasurer Commercial Manager South Midlands & Suburban. Leagues. Match Secretary Match Secretary-West Herts Club Welfare Officer First Team Managers Reserve Team Managers A Team Managers. B Team Managers Youth Development. Sports Therapist. Press Officer. Groundsman Membership Secretary. Kit Laundering. Catering

Cleaning Committee Members.

David Evans MBE Barry Johnson, Bob Allum, Jean & Les Robins, Ralph Griffiths, Harry Bowden Pete Stilwell. Alan Foskett. Pete Oakley Mick Eldridge. Barry Simmons. Robert Winter Keith Hamilton. Dan Barnett Tony Steadman David Stacey. Trevor Langley Julian Robinson, Ian Richardson. Colin Philips & Chris Juraszek Dave Adamson & James Bevan Steve Alford & Phil Monaghan Brian Cox & Greg Cox Kim Harris. Ralph Griffiths/Geoff Gaut Darrell Bodimeade Amanda Stacey. Dee Wells. Tom & Jack Winter,Morgan Weston,Ben & Matt Stacey,Gill Eldridge & Sandra Foskett. Amanda Stacey & Alison Parker. Ray Brimsom, Keith Eldridge, Paul Humphreys, Andy Ayres, Mark Weston, Richard Vincent.

Tring Athletic Football Club CLUB HONOURS-

WEST HERTS LEAGUE 1961/2: Champions Division 1 1964/5: Champions Division 1

1962/3: R/U Division 2 (Res) 1965/6: Champions Division 1

Winners Challenge Cup 1971/2: R/U Division 1, R/U Apsley Senior Cup Champions Division 2 (Res.) 1972/3: R/U Premier Division, R/U Premier Res (Res) Winners Marsworth Cup (Res.) 1983/4: R/U Division 1 1985/6: R/U Division 1 1986/7: R/U Watford Peace 1987/8: R/U Apsley Senior Cup 1993/4: R/U Apsley Junior Cup (Res.) 1994/5: R/U Apsley Junior Cup (Res.) 1999/0: R/U Division 3 (A Team) 2000/1: R/U Division 3 (B Team) 2001/2: R/U Apsley Junior Cup (A Team) 2002/3: R/U Division 2 (A Team) 2009/2010 Winners Sir Stanley Rous Challenge Cup (B Team) 2012/13 A Team winners Watford Peace Memorial Shield

SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE1994/5: R/U Senior Division Cup 1996/7: Winners St Mary’s Cup 1997/8: R/U Senior Division Champions Reserve Division 2 (Res) 1998/9: Winners- St Mary’s Cup Winners- Senior Division Cup 1999/0: Champions Senior Division. Winners- Herts. Charity Shield . Winners- Herts. Senior Centenary Trophy. Winners- Cherry Red Books Trophy. R/U Senior Division Cup. R/U Herts. Intermediate Cup (Res.). Finalists: St Marys Cup (not played). Winners- Houghton Regis Cup. Winners-Managers of the Year. 2000/1: Winners- Herts. Senior Centenary Trophy Winners- Cherry Red Books Trophy Winners- Reserve Division 1 (Res.), Winner-Best Playing Surface 2001/2: Winners- Herts. Charity Shield Winner-Best Playing Surface 2002/3: Winners Herts. Senior Centenary Trophy. Winners- Division 1 Cup, R/U Cherry Red Books Trophy, Winner-Best Playing Surface 2004/5: Winners- St Mary's Cup, Finalists of South Midlands Floodlit Cup 2007/8: Winners-Herts Charity Shield 2008/09 Winners- South Midland League Challenge Trophy. Winners- South Midland League Premier Div. Cup. Winners- St.Mary’s Cup


2005/2006: TVCWL- Runners up. League cup finalist 2006/2007: North London Div 2 Runners up 2007/2008: North London Div 1 Runners up 2011/2012: Winners- Greater London Women’s Football Northern Div., County Cup Finalists

History of Tring Athletic: Formed in March 1958 by a group of local men who contributed app. £2,000 towards the cost of the land, fencing, changing rooms etc .Players, Committee members and friends carried out the work while the team played on another pitch. Originally formed for youngsters under the age of 21, the team won many trophies in the West Herts. Div. 3 including the Div. 3 title 3 times in 5 years, often playing against adult sides.

The 70’s/80’s

The Club went through a lean time and it was decided to scrap the upper age limit. Many former players returned which resulted in another successful period in the early 1970’s. Many fine players turned out for the Club and went on to play for professional/senior clubs. In the mid -seventies the Club nearly folded and the ground was sold to the Council. The reserves were disbanded and the First team dropped down through the leagues. It was decided to turn to youth again. This formula enabled the Club to work back through the leagues and by 1986 we were competing in the Premier Div. and the reserves were resurrected.

South Midlands-The 90’s.

In 1988 the Club joined The South Midlands and as a result gained Senior status with The Herts. FA In 1989 we entered in a 3 year ground sharing agreement with Tring Town. In 1992 the first team moved back to Miswell Lane, where the Reserves had continued to play. The side established itself in The South Midlands and gained promotion to the newly formed Senior Div. in 1993. In 1994/5 season, the First Team reached the final of the Senior Div. Cup While the Reserves were finalists in the Apsley Junior Cup for the second year running. In 1996/7 after leading the Div. for the whole season, some poor results at the end found us finishing 3 rd. We also reached the semi- final of the Herts. Charity Shield and won the St. Mary’s Cup beating 5 Senior sides including Isthmian League Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted Town In 1997/8 after winning the last 14 games we lost out on the Title on goal difference of 2. The Reserves won their league by 10 points winning every home game. The following year we won the South Midlands Senior Div. Cup and also The St. Mary’s Cup for the second time, defeating neighbours Tring Town in the semi-final in front of a crowd of 350, mostly Athletic supporters. In the league after suffering just one defeat in 28 games, we finished 3rd. The 1999/2000 season proved to be one to remember. £ 50k was spent on new changing rooms and extending the Clubhouse and over 1000 people turned up to watch a Watford X1 refereed by Graham Barber and Graham Poll.. We also formed a third team a Vets side and a Ladies team. The season turned out to be our most successful. Not only winning the Senior Div. by 11 points, we also reached 5 finals. Winning The Herts. Charity Shield, Herts. Senior Centenary Trophy and the Cherry Red Books Trophy in it’s inaugural year. We were narrowly beaten 1-0in The Senior Div. Cup and the reached Final of the St. Mary’s Cup which was never played because of a back log of fixtures. We were awarded the Houghton Cup for achievements in outside competitions. The Management team were also voted Managers of the season. We lost only 6 out of 60 games all season. The Reserves reached the Final of The Intermediate Cup and the A Team finished runners up in the West Herts. Div.

The New Millennium

We continued our success into the new one (2000/01) by retaining the Herts. Senior Centenary Trophy (again beating Wormley Rovers 2-0) and the Cherry Red Books Trophy (Virginia Water 1-0). The Reserves won the League title and a newly formed B Team claimed the runners-up spot. The following season (2001/02) we won the Herts. Charity Shield for the 2nd time beating Letchworth 4-1. The A Team reached the Apsley Junior Cup final and the B Team won the sporting award.

Season 2002/03 – More success followed as we capture the Herts. Senior Centenary Trophy for the 3rd time, to

become the first club to do so. We finished 3rd in the table and won the League Cup for the 2nd time, to make 12 major trophies in 7 years. We were also finalists in the Cherry Red Books Trophy. The A Team finished runners up as did the Under 16's in their first season, the B Team won the sporting award for the 2nd year running and the Ladies had a great run in the Women's FA Cup. For the 3rd year running Darrel Bodimeade won an award for the best playing surface, which is just reward for the tremendous job he does for the club.

Season 2003/04 –Following our failure to secure floodlights at Miswell Lane we entered into an historic alliance with Tring Town to play our first and reserve team football in season 2004/05 at Pendley where lights are already in place. The main focus was to be to raise the funds needed to build a new Clubhouse, the previous building burnt down in March 2003. Miswell Lane will be retained and will be used by our A, B, and Ladies sides. This new arrangement with Tring Town secured senior level football in the town.

Season2004/05 – New season at a new ground in a new division with fantastic facilities. First team finished 6th in

the Premier Division and also won the St Mary's Cup for the 3rd time defeating Hemel Hempstead in the Final. We were also Runners Up in the South Midlands Floodlit Cup Final losing on penalties to Oxhey Jets. Played in the F A Vase for the first time.

Season 2005/6 –The Club entered the F A Cup for the 1st time in its history but was defeated in the prelim round. In a disappointing season the highlight was a victory over Watford in the Herts Senior Trophy with a large crowd enjoying a 1-0 win. Defeat in this competition came at the hands of Stevenage Borough of the Conference league

Season 2006/7-The first team finished mid table after a difficult start to the season. Went 3 rounds in the e.on

FA Cup, losing to Kings Lyn, the biggest side in the competition at that time. The events of the year however came after the season had completed. Mick Eldridge and Ray Brimsom stepped down as first team managers after 17 years. Ron Brimsom also after 16 years decided to hand over the reigns and our Hon. Secretary Ralph Griffiths also stood down after 25 years in that position. A wealth of experience which thankfully will not be lost, as they are all staying on in some capacity.

Season 2007/2008-.The new management team of Phil Casserley and Terry Nightingale ended in glory at The County Ground, Letchworth, with the First Team lifting The Herts. Charity Shield for the 3 rd time.

Season 2008/2009- A reasonable league campaign saw the first team finish in 8th position.

However in true Athletic tradition, it was in the cups in which we excelled, reaching 4 semi-finals. After being 4-2 up with just a few minutes to go, 3 late goals meant the first one slipped away. This strengthened the resolve of the whole team and in a remarkable last seven days of the season, three trophies were gained. Winning the League Challenge Trophy and Premier Div. Cup for the first time and also defeating local rivals Leverstock Green to pick up the St. Mary’s Cup for the 4 th time Ex-player, Ben Williams re-joined the club as reserve team manager mid season and will lead the side in the Suburban League next season.

Season 2009/2010- After last season’s tremendous cup haul, this year the first team finished without a trophy.

However they finished third in the league, the highest position the club’s history so far. With the ground getting the higher ground grading required, the management and players will be hoping to put in a challenge for the title in 2010/2011. The B Team did pick up some silver ware winning The Stanley Rous Challenge Cup at Hemel Hempstead Town’s ground.

Season 2010/2011- The first team finished runners up in The Premier Division. They also won The St. Mary’s Cup beating Leverstock Green in the final and reached the final of The Floodlite Cup, losing 2-0 to Royston Town

Season 2011/2012- With a new Management set up and several new faces in the First team, we were pleased to

finish in the top six and reach 3 cup semi-finals. All our sides performed well, with one of our youth sides going through the league season undefeated. The ladies won their league and reached the final of the County Cup, losing to Arsenal reserves.

- Mixed season with the 1st team winning their initial F A Cup tie at Bedfont and then losing in the next round to Ashford Town after a replay, in the F A Vase we lost at first hurdle to FC Romania. In the League we finished just below half way, lost on penalties to Hadley in the semi final of the Premier Division Cup and were finalists in the St Mary's Cup losing to local rivals Berkhamsted. The "A" Team, under Dave Adamson and James Bevan won the West Herts Peace Memorial Cup for the first time in the Club's history. unfortunately the Ladies team withdrew from their league through lack of players. SEASON 2012/2013

STEVENAGE-A short history of the club... Page under construction... - Almost a fitting title for the history of the club, as Boro continue to rewrite their history on what seems a weekly basis! But where did it all begin...Football in Stevenage can trace its roots right back to 1884, when a number of Victorian “gentlemen” (who were also members of the Stevenage Cricket Club), resolved to form a football club. Chaired by Herbert Salmon, this was the very first Stevenage Football Club. In 1896, the Stevenage Wanderers FC and the Stevenage Rovers FC combined forces to become Stevenage Town Football Club, and the fledgling club joined the newly-formed North Herts League. In their first season, they finished a creditable 3rd out of seven clubs. At the behest of committee member William Wadsworth, the team colours were established as red and white – the same colours which still remain to this day. Stevenage Town FC played at London Road, just about where the Stevenage Leisure Centre is located now. In the early 1960’s the club relocated to Broadhall Way and in 1963 joined the Southern League - whilst at the same time turning professional. This move ultimately proved catastrophic for the club, which went under just five years later, incurring debts it just couldn’t service. In 1968 Stevenage Town FC was replaced with Stevenage Athletic FC, another venture into professional football, which again turned out to be ultimately unsuccessful. In 1976 another debt-ridden club went to the wall having lasted for only eight seasons. In an attempt to resurrect a senior club in Stevenage, a number of likeminded volunteers organised themselves and at a meeting at the Stevenage Swimming Pool on Thursday September 30th 1976, Stevenage F.C. , our present club, was born. The first chairman was Keith Berners. Vic Folbigg was tasked with arranging a team to play Hitchin Town Youth at Broadhall Way on November 6th as a curtain-raiser for this new venture. Volunteers prepared the pitch in anticipation, but their plans were scuppered when the ex-chairman of Stevenage Athletic F.C. - and stadium lease-holder desecrated the playing surface at Broadhall Way by digging a trench across the full length of the pitch.

The new club persevered, and with help from the Stevenage Borough Council, they started life by playing in the Chiltern Youth League at the King George V playing fields. In recognition of the Council’s help, the Stevenage Football Club were granted consent to incorporate the name “Borough” in their title and to adopt the town’s civic emblem as the club badge. The Stevenage Development Corporation reacquired the lease for Broadhall Way and the asset passed on to Stevenage Borough Council, who in turn allowed the football club to become its tenant. The stadium was re-occupied in 1980 and has been the home of Stevenage Borough FC ever since. Having its own ground again, the Stevenage club secured senior status and joined the United Counties league, winning both the 1st Division Championship and the League Cup in the very first season. By 1984, the progression of the club saw it compete in Div. II (North) of the Isthmian League, and achieved promotion to Div.I in a single season. Sadly the momentum could not be maintained and just two seasons later, Stevenage were, for their first and only time, relegated. With new manager Paul Fairclough at the helm, the club soon found its way again and embarked on a succession of promotions through the Isthmian League, achieving Football Conference status in 1994. After just two seasons, Stevenage won the Conference but were denied promotion to the Football League due to a technicality – the Broadhall Way Stadium was deemed non-compliant for the League’s standards. Stevenage thrived in the Conference for 16 years, often achieving a topof-the-table finish and picking up accolades along the way, particularly in the F.A. Cup and F.A. Trophy competitions. In 2010, Stevenage were the Football Conference Champions and secured their place in the Football League for the very first time. Here the club achieved promotion again to League 1 in a single season – followed by challenging for promotion to the Championship in the “play-offs” in 2011-12.

SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2013 ANAGRAM RECORDS TROPHY Disappointment for both SSML teams as they both failed to reach the quarter finals, both going out against Herts Senior County League opposition by the same scoreline 1-3, Harpenden Town at home to Bushey Sports Club while The 61FC (Luton) bowed out at the hands of Belstone.

PREMIER DIVISION In a full programme of fixtures the top two continued their strive towards the title with comprensive wins, leaders Ampthill Town thumped hosts Hertford Town 8-3 while second placed Hanwell Town eased past London Colney 4-1 at Reynolds Field. Third placed Berkhamsted lost ground when they were surprisingly beaten 2-4 at home against Holmer Green, this allowed both Colney Heath and AFC Dunstable to close the gap as both recorded 2-0 wins, Colney away at Oxhey Jets while AFC overcame visiting Tring Athletic. At the foot of the table Leverstock Green finally moved off the bottom rung with a creditable 2-2 draw with Hoddesdon Town at Pancake Lane. Replacing them at the foot of the table are London Lions who were beaten 0-2 at home by St Margaretsbury. Hatfield Town remain third from bottom after losing by the odd goal in three at home to Cockfosters while Stotfold did themselves some good with a 2-1 win at London Tigers. It was honours even as Hadley and Harefield United drew 3-3 while the day’s remaining game saw Hillingdon Borough overcome visiting Biggleswade United 3-1 at the Middlesex Stadium.

TUESDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2013 LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY The big upset of the night was to be had at Forde Park where bottom of Division One Langford recorded a 2-1 extra time win over the Premier Division’s bottom club London Lions. Berkhamsted cruised into the Third Round with a 3-0 success at Holmer Green while London Colney were pushed all the way by Hillingdon Borough, the Hertfordshire side winning by the odd goal in five at Cotlandswick. In the night’s other tie a very late goal earned Hoddesdon Town a 3-3 draw at Tring Athletic after they had trailed 1-3 and with extra time failing to produce a winner it was down to the lottery of spot-kicks and the ‘Lilywhites’ completed their comeback when after the first nine kicks were scored Tring’s keeper saw his effort saved by his opposite number. PREMIER DIVISION-AFC Dunstable (amid their management changes) lost

further ground in the title race when going down 0-2 at St Margaretsbury

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Be considerate when parking your car; Do not drop litter around the ground, either take it home or use the bins provided; Do not use foul or abusive language or obscene gestures; Do not throw any items onto the pitch; Do not run onto the pitch or encroach the playing area; Do not sit on, or in front of, the barrier surrounding the playing area; Note that no alcohol - in cans, bottles or glasses - is allowed outside the Clubhouse whilst matches are in progress.  Note that any form of racial abuse, or language used to incite or provoke others is an arrestable offence. Tring Athletic Football Club reserves the right to refuse admission or to eject from the ground any person at any time. NOVEMBER 2013 SATURDAY 30TH PREMIER DIVISION AFC Dunstable Colney Heath Hadley

1-5 1-0 2-2

Holmer Green Ampthill Town Hoddesdon Town

Harefield United Hatfield Town Hertford Town

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St Margaretsbury Hillingdon Borough Berkhamsted

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London Colney



Oxhey Jets

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Hanwell Town

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Match Sponsors Needed We have Match Sponsorship available for some up and coming matches including, our attractive match against Stevenage in the Herts Senior Cup on Tuesday 3rd December. To check availability of matches click on Commercial/Match Sponsorship. Sponsoring a Match costs ÂŁ25 and you and a friend will gain free entry to the match, will receive a free programme with your support acknowledged and have access to the Board Room at half time. Just contact Mick Eldridge either at the Clubhouse or on 07810 696696 or via email to


League Table inc. 29/11/2013

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MSSML.PREMIER DIVISION Ampthill Town Hanwell Town Berkhamsted Colney Heath AFC Dunstable St Margaretsbury Hoddesdon Town Hillingdon Borough London Colney Harefield United Hertford Town Holmer Green Tring Athletic Cockfosters Hadley Biggleswade United Oxhey Jets London Tigers Stotfold Hatfield Town Leverstock Green London Lions







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Tring Athletic score first Date 06-Aug 10-Aug 13-Aug 1708 20-Aug 24-Aug 27-Aug 31-Aug 03-Sep 07-Sep 10-Sep 14-Sep 21-Sep 24-Sep 28-Sep 01-Oct 05-Oct 08-Oct 12-Oct 19-Oct 26-Oct 02-Nov 05-Nov 16-Nov 23-Nov 26-Nov 30-Nov 3rd Dec 07-Dec 10-Dec 14-Dec 17-Dec 21-Dec 28-Dec 04-Jan 11-Jan 25-Jan 01-Feb 08-Feb 15-Feb 18-Feb 22-Feb 25-Feb 01-Mar 08-Mar 15-Mar 18-Mar 25-Mar 29-Mar 5-Apr 12-Apr 19-Apr 22-Apr 26-Apr

Opponents Codicote Hoddesdon Town Cockfosters Cogenhoe Cogenhoe Oxhey Jets Hatfield Town North Greenfold London Colney Eaton Manor Hertford Town Stotfold Greenhouse London Hertford Town Holmer Green St. Margaretsbury Oxhey Jets Bedford FC Hatfield Town Ilford Town Leverstock Green London Colney Ware Eynesbury Rovers AFC Dunstable Hoddesdon Town Hanwell Town Stevenage Ashford Utd Biggleswade Utd Hadley London Tigers London Lions Berkhamsted St. Margaretsbury London Lions Hadley Harefield Utd St. Margaretsbury Ampthill Town Holmer Green Colney Heath Hanwell Town Stotfold AFC Dunstable Harefield Utd Cockfosters Hoddesdon Town Colney Heath Hillingdon Boro Berkhamsted London Tigers Leverstock Green










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Tring Athletic First Team Appearances. Season 2013/2014 Player

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George Tomlin M. Underwood Jack Seaton Graham Hall Jack Sunderland Martin Skinner Ryan Sturges Trevor Gibbs Michael Green Stuart Steadman Vinnie Iannone Greg Deer Matt Myatt Chris Salmon Chris Vardy Rob Duncan Tony Fields Matt Jarvis Sam Joliffe Lee Benning Matt Corran David Salmon Ollie Butler Andy Hughes Dan Steadman Andy Humphreys James Butler David Whicker Craig Garrett

22 167 21 244 55 31 23 346 22 464 206 10 83 302 18 308 233 102 85 10 6 131 17 88 18 437 19 264 1

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1 0 3 13 1 5 1 1 2 0 9 3 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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74 3 3 27 3 9 47 8 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 258 2 35 0

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SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE DECEMBER FIXTURES Monday 2nd December – Kick Off 7.45pm HERTS SENIOR CHALLENGE CUP SECOND ROUND Hitchin Town v Hoddesdon Town Tuesday 3rd December – Kick Off 7.45pm HERTS SENIOR CHALLENGE CUP FIRST ROUND Hadley or Watford HERTS SENIOR CHALLENGE CUP SECOND ROUND Berkhamsted v Boreham Wood Hatfield Town v Barnet Hertford Town v St Albans City St Margaretsbury v Hemel Hempstead Town Tring Athletic v Stevenage HERTS CHARITY SHIELD QUARTER FINAL Harpenden Town v Sawbridgeworth Town LONDON SENIOR CUP SECOND ROUND Dulwich Hamlet v Hanwell Town MIDDLESEX CHALLENGE CUP SECOND ROUND Harefield United v Hayes & Yeading LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHYSECOND ROUND Winslow United v Old Bradwell United PREMIER DIVISION Cockfosters v Hillingdon Borough London Tigers v Biggleswade United DIVISION ONE CUP SECOND ROUND Risborough Rangers v Crawley Green SOUTH MIDLANDS FLOODLIT CUP (Senior Section) Oxhey Jets v Royston Town BIGGLESWADE KNOCK OUT CUP FIRST ROUND Langford Reserves v Stotfold Reserves Wednesday 4th December – Kick Off 7.45pm LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHYSECOND ROUND Chesham United Reserves v AFC Dunstable Welwyn Garden City v Codicote



We concluded a tough week with a narrow defeat to title chasing Hanwell Town. After a disappointing first half which saw us go in at the break 2 goals down we gave ourselves and our supporters some hope by reducing the deficit soon after the restart but despite a spirited effort we lacked the cutting edge to grab that all important equaliser. The visitors have accumulated an impressive record with just 5 points dropped in the league and with a winning run that now extends to 8 games. In their ranks they have the league's leading scorer Bill Healey who grabbed 2 more to take his tally in the league to 26, only 3 short of our entire total. The visitors started off strongly but it wasn't until the 15th minute that they had their first real effort on target with Bill Healey's shot forcing Mike Underwood into a scrambling save. That seemed to stir us and we responded with a good little spell that nearly yielded some reward. Firstly Sam Joliffe did very well to burst into their area and dribble his way along the bye line before slipping a pass across the area that was just asking to be finished off but unfortunately it went behind Martin Skinner. We put Hanwell under a bit of pressure for the first time in the game and a poor headed clearance fell to Chris Vardy on the edge of the area and his super volley brought a great save from keeper Charlie Fanner. That was soon followed by a lovely long pass from Dave Salmon on the right who picked out an unmarked Chris Vardy but his fierce shot flew just over the bar. Hanwell are a good, confident side and they retaliated by nearly opening the scoring in the 21st minute when Ricky Pither terrific curling shot looked destined for the top corner until Mike Underwood stretched and managed to superbly tip it away. Not for the first time this season Unders had come to our rescue but 6 minutes later he was picking the ball out of the net. There seemed little danger when a free kick was played up to our area but Bill Healey turned quickly to slot the ball home. It was a real goal poachers goal and give Hanwell first blood. Score 0-1. There some complaints that we should have been given a foul in the lead up to the goal, and there is some justification to that point, but one cannot help but admire the scoring instincts of Hanwell's centre forward. The visitor's went close again when Healey just missed a fine cross from skipper Anthony Rowlands and then Ricky Pither smashed a header against the bar with Bill Healey firing the loose ball over, showing he was human after all. Hanwell Midfielder Michael Buckley also tried to get in on the act firing a firm shot just wide that took a slight deflection to earn a corner. After surviving those close shaves there was a sense of relief that we would go in at half time just a goal down but three minutes into added time we gave away a soft penalty when Stuart Stedman tripped Michael Buckley right on the edge of the area. which Bill Healey converted. Score 0-2. Our mountain had now become an Himalayan range.

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Hanwell Town


We now faced a daunting task but full credit to the lads who produced a spirited fight back to win the second period 1-0. We had a couple of anxious moments soon after the restart firstly from a corner which we had trouble clearing then Ian Bywater, the former Oxhey Jets player, shot wide after a poor pass out of defence. Bywater made his presence felt at the other end cutting out a cross from Martin Skinner that looked destined to reach Chris Vardy. We needed an early goal to give us a lift and Chris Salmon duly obliged by heading home Graham Hall's corner in the 50th minute. It was his 4th of the season and it was a fitting reward for a player who recently clocked up his 300th First Team game and was a tower of strength in central defence. It raised expectations that we could go on and claim something out of the game but in truth we didn't show enough craft around their box to open up our opponents defence and we didn't greatly trouble their keeper. Hanwell looked the more likely to score with Healy stretching to reach a cross from Connor Duffy and only just missing the target. Mike Underwood then got down well to save a shot from Tom Kennedy following a corner. We never gave up and strained every sinew to try and get an equaliser but Hanwell held on for a deserved win. With Ampthill losing 1-0 at Colney Heath Hanwell are now just 4 points behind with 4 games in hand and are looking strong contenders for the title. Full Time:

Tring Athletic


Hanwell Town


Its been a difficult week but the lads did well to show some spirit by coming back strongly after the break. It didn't produce any points but we can take some solace at seeing the potential champions playing for time and being relieved when the final whistle went. Teams: TA: 1 Mike Underwood 2 David Salmon 3 Stuart Stedman 4 Michael Green 5 Chris Salmon 6 Sam Joliffe (Lee Benning 62) 7 Chris Vardy 8 Matt Myatt 9 Martin Skinner 10 Graham Hall (Capt) (Jack Sunderland 88) 11 Tony Fields (Ryan Sturges 74). Subs not used: George Tomlin, Jack Seaton. HT: 1 Charlie Fanner 2 Tom Kennedy 3 Anthony Rowlands (Capt) 4 Chisum Diorgu 5 Oliver Duffy 6 Michael Buckley 7 Connor Duffy 8 Ian Bywater 9 Bill Healey 10 Ricky Pither 11 Luke Kenny. Subs not used: Eoin Casey, Callum Duffy, George Davis. Chris Mills. Goals: TA:

Chris Salmon (50)


Bill Healey (27, Pen 45+3)



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Player appearance milestones Congratulations to Chris Salmon who made his 300th first team appearance for the club at AFC Dunstable in which time he has scored 27 times. Other recent milestones were recently reached for Matt Jarvis (102 appearances / 8 goals) and Vinnie Iannone (205 app / 73 goals.)

100 Club Winners - November 2013 The monthly draw was made following the match against Hanwell Town and the winners for the month of November were: 2nd November: Matthew Stacey £10; 9th November: Chris Langford £10; 16th November: Ralph Griffiths £10; 23rd November Barry Johnson £10; 30th November : Andy Simmons £100 and Mick Eldridge £20. Winnings can be collected from the bar on match days. We are looking for "new members" at just £1 per week via a quarterly standing order that can be downloaded from the website or collected from the club bar.

Fri 31st Jan 2014: Blood Donation Session Do something amazing and give blood at TAFC. NHS donation session from 12.45pm to 15.30 and 17.00 to 19.30. To book an appointment call 0300 123 23 23 or visit

Sat 23rd Nov 2013 League TAFC Reserve team 3-1 Berkhamsted The Ressies continued their impressive run as they overcame local rivals Berkhamsted to make it 6 wins on the bounce. Where they have impressed defensively in recent weeks here was the chance for the lads to get recognised for their forward play. For the first time in ages, they started well and were probing expertly down the flanks and in the channels. On 10 minutes they took the lead. Goldenboy Olly Butler is golden once again and he surged through the Berko defence and coolly slotted the ball past the keeper. 1-0. Berko were not getting a sniff and Leo Mullet was proving a handful up front. On 35 mins it was 2-0 and it was prodigal son Paul Jeffrey who provided the goods. Goldenboy Butler jinked down the right, made some space and crossed it back for Jeffers to power the ball home with a Shearer like header. Yes, you read that correctly. Jeffers powered the ball home with a Shearer like header. Half Time - TAFC Res 2 Berkhamsted 0 Our opponents had a rollicking at half time and came out fired up. Former Tring hero Che To, sporting a fine moustache and looking like one of Lee Van Cleefs buddies in "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", made his debut for them and within minutes of him coming on it was 2-1. A free kick was whipped in and was glanced home past Craig Garrett. This was the first goal we have conceded for 380 minutes of football and the lads were gutted and nerves could have jangled. They got straight back at it however, and were determined to put the game to bed. Jeffers whipped in a peach of a cross - Mullet headed over. Chesterman pulled the ball back, Mullet blazed over. Jarvis went close following a surge from the back. Chesterman had a one on one saved. Would the third goal ever come? Yes. Olly Butler surged down the right to cap a fine individual performance (a purring Chris Juraszek said it was one of the best he had seen since his Dad took him to watch Billy Meredith as a boy) and crossed it for Mullet to convert with a goal his performance deserved. 3-1. Team - Garrett, Clark, Jeffrey P, Elliot, Coote, Jarvis, Caterer (Cullimore), Corran (Smethers), Mullet, Fields (Chesterman), Butler O. Sub not used – Steadman

Premier Division Directory 1. AFC Dunstable --Creasey Park Stadium,Brewers Hill, Dunstable,BedsLU61BB..T01582891433 2. Ampthill Town --Amptill Park,Woburn Road, Ampthill,MK45 2HX-T01525 404440 3. 4. 5. 6.

Berkhamsted--Broadwater,Lower Kings Rd ,Berkhamsted.Herts-HP4 2AL.T01442 865977 Biggleswade United –-Second Meadow.Fairfield Rd,Biggleswade-SG18 0BS-T-07714661827 Cockfosters –-Cockfosters Sports Ground,Chalk Lane,Cockfosters-EN4 9JG-T-02084495833 Colney Heath--The Recreation Ground,High Street,Colney Heath-AL4 0NP-T-01727 826188

7. Hadley--Potters Bar Town FC,Parkfield, Watkins Rise,Potters Bar-EN6 1QB-T--01707 654833 8. Hanwell Town--Reynalds Field,Perivale Lane,Greenford,Midd.-UB6 8TL-T-0208099801701 9. Harefield United--Preston Park,Breakspeare Rd NorthHarefield,Midd. UB9 6NE T-01895823474 10. Hatfield Town--Gosling Sports Park, Stanborough Rd,WGC,Herts-AL8 6XE-T-01707 384300 11. Hertford Town--Hertingfordbury Park,West Street,Hertford, Herts SG13 8EZ T.01992 583716 12. Hillingdon Borough-Middlesex Stadium,Breakspear Road,Ruislip, Middlesex. HA4 7SB .T.01895639544 13. Hoddesdon Town-The Stewart Edwards Stadium,Lowfield,Park View, Hoddesdon EN118PX T 01992 463133 14. Holmer Green –Airedale Park,Watchet Lane, Holmer Green,Bucks-HP15 6UF-T01494 711485 15. Leverstock Green-Pancake Lane,Leverstock Green,HP2 4NQ T-01442 246280 16. London Colney-Cotlandswick Playing Fields,London Colney,Herts-AL2 1DW- T.01727 822132 17. London Lions-Rowley Lane Sports Ground,Rowlwy Lane, Arkley, Barnet-EN5 3HW T-0208 441 6051 18. London Tigers-Avenue Park,Western Avenue,Perivale, Greenford, Middlesex-UB6 8GA T-0207 289 3395 19. Oxhey Jets-The Boundary Stadium, Altham Way,[off Little Oxhey Lane], South Oxhey. Watford,Herts0WD19 6FW-T-020 8421 6277 20. St MargaretsburyStation Road, Stanstead Abbotts,St.Margaretsbury,Herts-SG12 8EH T-01920 870473 21. Stotfold –Roker Park,The Green, Stotfold, Hitchen, Herts,-SG5 4AN-T-01462 730765 22. Tring Athletic –The Grass Roots Stadium, Cow Lane Tring, Herts,HP23 5NS-01442 891144

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TRING ATHLETIC (Red & Black) Mike Underwood Stuart Steadman Dave Salmon Lee Benning Michael Green Chris Salmon Sam Joliffe Trevor Gibb Chris Vardey Ryan Sturges Martin Skinner Vinnie Iannone Graham Hall Jack Sunderland Tony Fields George Tomlin Jack Seaton Matt Myatt Matt Corran Ollie Butler

Julian Robinson Ian Richardson Darren Saunders Kim Harris



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Tring Athletic vs Stevenage 3rd December 2013  

Herts Senior Challenge Cup - Tring Atheltic vs. Stevenage

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