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From Harrow Borough to Ipswich Town
From Rayners Lane to Harrow Borough
Chesham United to Biggleswade
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July 8th 2023
Pre Season
Bracknell Town v Wealdstone 2-3 att 200 est at Rayners Lane
A hot afternoon saw a good crowd enjoy plenty of goal mouth action from both teams, Wealdstone started the better and went close with a shot wide on 13 minutes from a trialist. On 20 minutes Town made the breakthrough and put away the opening goal into the bottom corner of the goal 1-0. Substitutes were made for Wealdstone and just before half time Campbell scored the stones opener 1-1 his first for stones. Nine changes were made by Wealdstone but on 65 minutes Bracknell added their second goal 2-1. Ten minutes later McGregor played a corner short to Allarakhia and he curled it into the top corner from the edge of the box 2-2. Wealdstone continued in the ascendancy and on 86 minutes Allarakhia came close to adding his second from a Olomola ball but the Town keeper saved well. On 90 minutes Andrews played in Mundle-Smith who slotted past the Bracknell custodian 2-3.

Match 2
July 11th 2023
Pre Season
Barnet v Crystal Palace 1-0 att 1753
It was Barnet that started the faster against Palace with the opening chance from Coker with a free kick on 5 minutes, on 12 minutes Phillips had a shot from distance for Palace and 5 minutes later Banks fired well over for Palace from close range, the match saw chances from both teams and Kanu came close for Barnet on 34 minutes, and 5 minutes later on 37 minutes Hall-Johnson shot wide and on 41 minutes Brunt has his effort just over the Palace crossbar. Masses of changes at half time for Barnet and within 5 minutes an Armstrong shot curled wide of the Palace goal. On 52 minutes a Palace shot was superbly saved by Barnet custodian Walker. On the hour an Armstrong effort was saved by the Palace custodian. On 86 minutes a superb strike from outside the left of the penalty area flew into the Palace net 1-0.

Match 3
July 15th 2023
Pre Season
Barnet v MK Dons 1-1 att 902
Barnet began the match in a positive way and it took only 12 minutes for them to take the lead, a long ball from Walker saw Barratt on the edge of the penalty area, MK Dons keeper saved it well but Barratt tapped in the rebound 1-0.
A few minutes later Kanu headed just wide for the Bees later on a Johnson pass to Kabamba and he fired goalwards whilst the MK Dons keeper saved superbly, and on 40 minutes a Kanu corner was headed just over the MK Dons crossbar, the second period saw MK go looking for the equaliser and on 55 minutes Eisa levelled for the Dons 1-1. Multiple changes were made by both teams which lead to a break in style of play and the only positive chance came as Senior had a chance for Bees go wide as the score remained at 1-1.

Match 4
July 29th 2023
Pre Season
Broadfields United v Baldock Town 5-2 att 90 est
A battling start from United saw them take the lead on 10 minutes after some sloppy defending saw a ball from wide fire across Towns goal leading to an easy tap in past Mollison the Baldock custodian 1-0. On 18 minutes a fiery shot from the dege of the box saw Joy level for Town 1-1. But within 2 minutes another Broadfields effort flew past Mollison 2-1. On 38 minutes with Baldock pushing up an error by United keeper and Tizard-Cleghorn draw Town level 2-2. As the yellow cards were piling up just before the break Broadfields re took the lead 3-2. On 55 minutes more sloppy defending and a give away pass saw Broadfields rifle a shot into the top corner 4-2. On 66 minutes Broadfields pushed up again in numbers and more wreckless defending allowed the homesters their deserved 5th goal past Mollison 5-2.

Match 5
August 2nd 2023
National League
Barnet v Hartlepool United 3-2 att 1909
The rain eased just before the match kicked off to allow Barnet to push forward on a good pitch, a 10tgh minute free kick from just outside the penalty area followed by 2 corners in the next three minutes failed to open the scoring, Pools also had a chance minutes later going just wide, Walker the Barnet custodian made a triple save, first from Crawford, then from Wreh & Umerah'son to deny Pools a goal, on 22 minutes a free kick was flicked over to Pritchard who put the ball to the far post where a mix-up occurred and Oluwo bundled home 1-0. On 38 minutes Coker fired over the Pools crossbar, deep into added on time Kabamba shot and Dixon the Pools custodian saved superbly. On 54 minutes a header from Kabamba goes in flying past Dixon 2-0. Hall-Johnson went close on 58 minutes for Barnet, and on 66 minutes a superb Collinge header settled into the Pools net 3-0. On 80 minutes Crawford went close for Pools, and two minutes later Umerah got behind the home defence put the ball to Hastie who tapped it home 3-1. Hartlepool pushed up and deservedly picked up a penalty saved by Walker before Umerah fired past Walker on the rebound 3-2.

Match 6
August 3rd 2023
Community Shield
Arsenal v Manchester City 1-1 "4-1 pens" att 61.500
A warm bright sunny afternoon at Wembley saw minimal first half chances as both teams eeked out the others strength. The opening opportunity came as Alvarez headed across the Arsenal goal. City played the better and on 20 minutes Alvarez fired wide of Ramsdale the Arsenal custodian. On the half hour a White ball to Havertz but he fired towards goal but Ortega the City custodian saved with his feet. Arsenal were attacking well and Saka had a good chance on 38 minutes, The second half saw from a corner on 52 minutes Stones headed just wide for City. On 63 minutes a Rice effort is blasted just over the City crossbar. On 76 minutes a Bruyne corner found Palmer who steadied himself and fired past Ramsdale 0-1. On 82 minutes a Foden super efford was saved superbly by Ramsdale, then minutes later Rodri had a header saved by Ramsdale. Just before full time an Arteta shot was deflected past Ortega 1-1, and onto penalties which Arsenal won 4-1.

Match 7
August 9th 2023
League Cup
Ipswich Town v Bristol Rovers 2-0 att 15047
A pleasent evening saw 11 changes of line up from Towns win at Sunderland over the weekend, yet still they totally dominated proceedings. On 12 minutes a superb Jackson cross found Taylor who struck home from close in 1-0. The first half saw Taylor have a shot blocked, and a Jackson cross saw Ladapo head just over the Rovers crossbar, and another Taylor effort was blocked on the line as he lobbed and Crama headed off the Rovers line. The only Rovers opportunity came from Ward-Grant which debut custodian Slicker caught well. The second half saw no let up as an early effort from Ladapo was saved by Rovers custodian Cox. On the hour a Brown low shot was saved by Slicker, Harness for Ipswich came close as Cox saved for Rovers, but on 77 minutes a Baggott run saw Hirst carry on and with a touchline ball into the penalty area it was Aluko that slammed home 2-0.

Match 8
Auhust 12th 2023
Isthmian League South Central
Northwood v Corinthian Casulas 4-0 att 158
A slow start from both teams with Will Williams having the first Woods chance gone wide on 25 minutes, and a couple of minutes later McCorkell Northwood custodian saved well from Spence, on the half hour Deacon had a shot saved by McCorkell and shortly after Spence shot well wide of the Woods goal. Seconds before half time a Stacey cross was fired home by Otota 1-0. On 58 minutes a handball in the Casuals penalty area and saved by Manuel the Corinthians custodian but from the follow up a neat cross ball from an acute angle is in the net from Otota 2-0. On 66 minutes Otota fired home from a superb solo run 3-0.Three minutes prior to the end Williams tried to Lob Manuel but the effort was saved, however in the last minute of extra time a Williams header found its was hoime 4-0.


Match 9
August 19th 2023
Combined Counties League Premier
Rayners Lane v Edgware & Kingsbury 4-2 att 65 est
A cautious start from both teams Perez-Duah’s having the first effort for Lane going well wide. Shortly after Antonio won the ball in midfield and set up Shields in front of goal but the Sarkissian the Edgware custodian read his chipped effort. The opening goal came on 20 minutes when Reid set up Perez-Duah who confidently shot past Sarkissian 1-0. Shields and Uchechi both had good efforts saved by Sarkissian. On 48 minutes Connell broke down the left and squared for Minhas hit home 2-0. Edgware started to push up and a long throw found Popov and he hit home past Smith the Lane custodian 2-1. Shortly after on 74 minutes Shields from the left fired home from distance 3-1. However Edgware came battling back and a penalty three minutes later Tomkins fired home 3-2. On 85 minutes a Reid corner was headed home by the tallest player on the pitch Robinson 4-2.

Match 10
August 22nd 2023
FA Cup Replay
Okehampton Argyle v Buckland Athletic 2-1 att 100 est
A positive start from Buckland as Rosenquest first weaved a chance then a minute later curled an effort just wide of the home keeper. Then on 6 minutes Martindale fired just over the Argyle crossbar. On the half hour Reynolds from 30 yards out fired a terrific drive past Collings the Buckland custodian 1-0. Just before half time with Argyle pushing up a Luke cross flies home of a Buckland defender past Collings 2-0. On 50 minutes a corner saw Stockton head just over the Okehampton crossbar, on 52 minutes a Bridger pass to Lewington saw his ball to Bush who fired across the Argyle goal into the bottom corner 2-1. Within 4 minutes both teams were down to ten through sendings off. United pushed on looking to equalise and came close on a number of occasions.