Kings Langley 4 Bedford FC 1

Saturday 15th September 2012
Kings Langley 4 Bedford FC 1
Spartan South Midlands League Division One
At: Gaywood Park, Hempstead Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £5 including 16 page programme
Weather: warm sunny spells
Attendance: 45 (headcount)
Duration: first-half: 46:48; second-half: 47:29

As I’d recently done for the East Midland Counties League, Sussex County League Division Two and Essex Senior League, I decided to see which grounds in Spartan South Midlands League Division One I had and hadn’t visited. Clubs moving ground to share elsewhere and new clubs groundsharing because they needed lights made things a bit more complicated than, say, the East Midlands and Sussex divisions.

One club on both the ‘ground to be visited’ and ‘club to be seen’ lists was Kings Langley who, according to the programme, moved to the present Gaywood Park ground in 1998. Coincidently I found I also need to visit the ground of today’s visitors Bedford FC as well as London Lions, Sun Postal Sports and Winslow United. So I decided to head, today, to Kings Langley using London Midlands trains, changing at Watford Junction both on the outward and return journeys.

Kings Langley (black and white stripes / black / black): 1. Ross Hampton 2. Gary Connolly (capt), 3. Callum Adebiyi, 4. Liam James, 5. Scott Bonner, 6. Shaun Owens, 7. Jack Johnson, 8. Sam Warrell, 9. Jimmy Armstrong, 10. Joe Gallagher, 11. Nathan Pooley. Subs: 12. Tom Carter (for Pooley, 81), 13. Ian Ryder (not used), 14. Alex Forsey (for Gary Connolly, 35), 15. Gary Coyle (for Gallagher, 76), 16. Evan Connolly (not used).

Bedford FC (purple/maroon/maroon): 1. Ben Bullen, 2. Kevin Ashby, 3. Alan Kenney, 4. Anthony Richens (capt), 5. Dean Flanagan, 6. Daniel Green, 7. Dean Sturniolo, 8. Jamie Cole, 9. Josh Sturniolo, 10. Wayne Simpson, 11. James Hilsden. Subs: 12. Gianni Collura (for Green, 85), 14. Michael Peters (for Dean Sturniolo, 45), 15. Luigi Rocco (not used), 16. Jason Layne (not used).

Referee: Chris Scott (Letchworth).
Assistants: Laurentiu Hantea and Martyn Meadows.

1-0 Jimmy Armstrong (27)
1-1 Jamie Cole (42(
2-1 Jack Johnson (44)
3-1 Joe Gallagher (72)
4-1 Jimmy Armstrong (90+2 pen)

Kings Langley: none
Bedford FC: Dean Flanagan (YC, 19), Josh Sturniolo (YC, 32), Dean Flanaghan (RC, 52), Kevin Ashby (YC, 71), Wayne Simpson (RC, 90+1)

Spartan South Midlands League Division One
Amersham Town – 16/10/93 v Brimsdown Rovers (London Spartan League Premier Division)
Bedford – TO DO
Buckingham Athletic – 22/9/93 v Milton Keynes (O'Brien Butchers South Midlands League Premier Division Trophy Group B)
Chesham United Reserves – 29/9/88 Chesham United v Collier Row (FA Trophy First Qualifying Round)
Cockfosters – 23/4/90 v Park Street (Herts County Senior League Premier Division)
Codicote – 28/3/90 Welwyn Garden United v Welwyn Garden City (Key Consultants South Midlands League Premier Division)
Cranfield United – 22/8/09 v Hadley (Molten Spartan South Midlands League Division 1)
Crawley Green – 2/4/91 Barton Rovers v Tring Town (Vauxhall Isthmian League Division Two North)
Harpenden Town – 21/9/93 v Letchworth Garden City (O'Brien Butchers South Midlands League Premier Division Trophy Group A)
Hoddesden Town – 10/1/95 v Royston Town (Minerva South Midlands League Premier Division)
Kentish Town (Copthall) – 17/8/08 v Wellingborough Town (FA Cup sponsored by e.ON Extra Preliminary Round)
Kings Langley – 15/9/12 v Bedford FC (Spartan South Midlands League Division One)
Langford – 29/8/94 v Shillington (Minerva South Midlands League Premier Division)
London Lions – TO DO
New Bradwell St Peter – 9/10/10 v Sporting Club e Benfica (Molten Spartan South Midlands Football League Division 1)
Southall (old) – 10/4/90 v Harefield United (Vauxhall Isthmian League Division Two South)
Stony Stratford Town -15/9/98 v Bedford United (Minerva Spartan South Midlands League Senior Division)
Sun Postal Sports – TO DO
Welwyn Garden City – 1/11/94 v Kent Athletic (O'Brien Butchers League Challenge Trophy First Round)
Winslow United – TO DO
Wodson Park – 30/9/97 Ware v Camberley Town (Isthmian League Division Three)

Bold – clubs I’ve seen at their current ground
Unbold – grounds to do or clubs to see at a grounds I’ve previously visited to watch a different home side