While the news items may have been missing recently (apologies) it certainly hasn’t been a slow news week. So, let’s catch up on The Blues News for the last 2 weeks.
The 18th July saw us travel to Takeley for an away friendly. The Blues went down 1 – 0 quite early in the game but this would prove to be a good test to see how the team would cope under pressure. While it was quite a physical game, the team responded well to the pressure and we ultimately finished the 2 – 1 winners. Please click here for the match video and photos.
Next up we welcomed Kings Langley to The Park on July 22nd for the first home game of the season. On what was a very wet day, The Blues were once again the first to concede. At the half-time whistle it was 2 – 0 to the visitors. It must have been an interesting team talk as The Blues came out fighting and Tommy Wade opened our scorecard on 56 minutes. 20 minutes later, it was Charlie Ruff’s turn and the score was tied. It didn’t end there though, with another goal to Kings Langley followed swiftly by Ben Andreos finding the back of the net. It was an exciting game and the 3 – 3 result was a very respectable score against a team from The Evostick League (Southern). For the match video and photos, please click here.
The friendlies didn’t end there. On Tuesday, 25th July, we welcomed Bostik – Premier League team Wingate & Finchley to The Park. It was going to be a busy night as at the same time, we also had a team travel to Broxbourne Borough for the Herts Charity Shield. Being a Tuesday night, most fans decided to watch the friendly at The Park. Even a drone decided to pop by to see some action and took these wonderful photos of The Park
Thanks to ex-Blue Ray Tompkins from Live a Little for the photos. While the match ended in a 0 – 0 draw, it was a great performance against a strong team. See the here for the video highlights. Unfortunately, over in Broxbourne, the result did not go our way and the game that included two penalties, ended 4 – 2 against us. Click here for the match stats.
Last but not least… yesterday The Blues travelled to Cheshunt for their inaugural Community Cup tournament. The event was held in memory of Robbie Lea and all proceeds will go towards a water safety campaign. This year’s event saw Cheshunt, Harlow Town and The Blues taking part in a round robin competition. We were up first against Cheshunt and our mascots for the game were our Inclusive Team. Cheshunt scored the first goal very quickly and this put us on the back foot. Ex-Blue, Mark Summers, scored their second goal in the second half. The Blues fought hard and decreased the goal difference to 1 thanks to Bond….Daniel Bond. However, time ran out and we ended the game 2 – 1. Click here for the video highlights and photos.
Even though it was raining pretty hard at this point, some young fans used the break in play to show off their team colours with pride.
The second game was against Harlow Town. It was a very evenly matched game against a strong team and ended in a 0 –
0 draw. While they weren’t able to beat us, Harlow Town did go on to win the tournament. For the match video and photos, please click here. The video is the same as the one on the Cheshunt match page so it’s up to you if you want to watch it twice!
It was a great day for a very worthy cause. Well done to Cheshunt FC for putting on a great show.
Next up for The Blues is an away friendly on Tuesday (1st August at 7:45pm) against Chalfont St Peter. On Saturday, we welcome Beaconsfield Town to The Park for our second last Friendly. Put it in your diary and come and cheer on the lads.
Finally, in case you missed it, here is the latest episode of “Teammates Questions” to help you start the week with a smile.
Video © 2017 Nathan Hobley
Have a great week and COYB!!