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Jesus! From that Clapton Rangers team, all of them apart from Beaupierre, Forbes and Noble have played for us (Forest) in the last few years. Even Ade Cole has!


As myself, Stevegraze and others have already said on here, the top levels of Sunday League football in the London area (e.g. the LFA Sunday Challenge Cup and the later stages of the LFA Sunday Intermediate Cup) is pretty much Step 4 standard or just below...certainly as far as ability is concerned.



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CLAPTON RANGERS (HACKNEY AND LEYTON LEAGUE) 0 –V- FULHAM UNITED (SPORTSMANS SENIOR LEAGUE) 1
LONDON SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE CUP – QUARTER-FINAL, February 19, 2011, Hackney Marshes (South Marsh)


*HUGHESVIDEO – Ricky Edwards used to play for Albion Manor. I presume he did not play for them against your team as he would have been cup tied otherwise?


No, Ricky Edwards didn't play for Albion Manor against us. Even if he had though, he would still have been able to play for Clapton Rangers against Fulham United !
The reason ? Edmonton Rovers against Albion Manor was in the LFA Sunday Intermediate Cup. He then joined a team playing in the LFA Sunday Challenge Cup. (You have got the Cup name wrong above, Steve. Wink) If he had played for a team in the Challenge Cup first and then joined a team playing in the Intermediate (or Junior) Cups, then he would have been cup-tied. Similarly, he would be cup-tied if Edmonton Rovers v. Albion Manor had been in the Challenge Cup (i.e. the same competition).

By the way, I have now managed to get a catalogue of Edmonton Rovers full match DVD's from this season online if anybody is interested in purchasing copies. Here's the link: http://www.hughesvideoservices.co.uk/rovers2011-2012.html
Over the next few months, I am hoping to get more full match DVD's listed for previous seasons, including some cracking London F.A. Sunday Intermediate Cup matches we have been involved in against some of the best Sunday sides in London over the past 10 years.
Also, some LFA Sunday League Cup Finals and various League Cup Finals will appear in this catalogue eventually.
Hope I'm 'allowed' to plug this ? Blush



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Jesus! From that Clapton Rangers team, all of them apart from Beaupierre, Forbes and Noble have played for us (Forest) in the last few years. Even Ade Cole has!


FOREST GUMP, actually – Taylor-Forbes HAS played for Waltham Forest! Wink

He was playing you guys last season! In fact – several other Clapton Rangers players have also played for Waltham Forest: including Joe Seabrook, Abraham Adejokun and Gbenga Ladeja! Here is a photo of Seabrook and Cole in action for you guys!
http://www.walthamforest-fc.co.uk/...forest-preview-15111

I think there are at least NINE OR TEN Clapton Rangers players that have played for Waltham Forest in the Ryman League!

A lot of Sunday sides have links to semi-pro Saturday teams. E.g. HUGHESVIDEO, you may recall facing Eureka and Bancroft United in London Sunday cup competitions. In recent years the Eureka and Bancroft squads were made up largely of players from Bethnal Green United who helped Bethnal Green win the Middlesex County League, and promotion to the Essex Senior League (step 5) where they have also won trophies.

I’m thinking of guys like Bethnal Green Utd’s former captain Daniel Sabaroche, Shane Baptiste, Marlon Campbell, Kadir Jama (of Bethnal Green's squad - the brothers Tony and Ricky Field also played for Hoxton Athletic in the Hackney and Leyton League). Another former Bethnal Green Utd player (Ahmed Salvador) currently plays for Lapton in the same league.
Hughesvideo, thanks for pointing out the typo. Shocked I have changed it to “Challenge Cup”!


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FOREST GUMP, actually – Taylor-Forbes HAS played for Waltham Forest!   

He was playing you guys last season! In fact – several other Clapton Rangers players have also played for Waltham Forest: including Joe Seabrook, Abraham Adejokun and Gbenga Ladeja! Here is a photo of Seabrook and Cole in action for you guys!
http://www.walthamforest-fc.co.uk/...forest-preview-15111


Yes, Taylor-Forbes has, but Forbes hasn't! Wink

I was in France for most of last season, so didn't see too much action. I did see Seabrook play a few times though, and he was easily one of the worst strikers I have ever seen at step 4 - and we've had a few bad ones! Come to think of it, Adejokun isn't much better.


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The London F.A. Sunday Junior Cup Quarter-Finals were played on Sunday (19th February) and here are the results:
Bari Reserves 7 Tufnell Park Rangers 2 Shocked
Bromley Knights 2 Greenhouse Bethwin 4
Ship 0 Inter Trac 1
Docklands Athletic 1 Lord Stanley 5 Shocked

The Semi-Finals (on Sunday 11th March) are:
Inter Trac v. Lord Stanley (10.00.a.m. Kick-Off) I think Inter Trac play at Cockfosters F.C. ?
Bari Reserves v. Greenhouse Bethwin

I would like to see Inter Trac get through and win the trophy but I think it will be a tall order. They beat my team 3-0 here in Pre-Season but they were not that impressive. Those other three teams appear to be very strong.

The LFA Sunday Intermediate Cup Semi-Finals are this coming Sunday (26th February)
Koture v. Yalova and Phoenix v. Lapton.
Should be a Yalova v. Lapton Final, but Phoenix are obviously a good side and I'm sure that will be a close Semi-Final.
I wonder whether Koture are playing on their normal Home ground at Pymmes Park in Edmonton ? Those pitches are in no fit state for a Semi-Final.



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I did see Seabrook play a few times though, and he was easily one of the worst strikers I have ever seen at step 4 - and we've had a few bad ones! Come to think of it, Adejokun isn't much better.


LOL Sly That may be why Clapton Rangers axed both of them (Seabrook AND Adejokun). Seabrook was let go and he is now playing for a team in the 2nd Div (i.e. THIRD tier) in the Hackney and Leyton league. Adejokun was largely used (sparingly) as a sub by Rangers.

Quite a fall from grace for guys playing at Step 4. Then again it says something when Step 4 standard players cannot get a game for a mid-table Sunday league side who have only won only 3 league games all season (5 months into the season!). Shocked

Hughesvideo, I've had a feeling for a while that Greenhouse Bethwin will win the Junior Cup.
I know we've hammered this point, but what on Earth are Bromley Knights (who play in the OBDSFL Premier Division with Baldon Sports), and Docklands Athletic (top of the LKB League) doing in the JUNIOR Cup?! On the same day that Baldon were playing in the Challenge Cup, a team in the same division as them is playing in the Junior Cup! Mad

I really hope the LFA takes our recommendations on board for next season and stop this madness.


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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2012

PHOENIX (CAMDEN SUNDAY LEAGUE) –V- LAPTON (HACKNEY & LEYTON LEAGUE), 10:30am Kick-Off, Hackney Marshes, London E8
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The two best teams in this competition so far face each other in the semis. These two teams are the top scorers in this competition.

In the first 4 rounds of this cup, Phoenix have scored 23 goals, and Lapton have scored 27 goals. Phoenix are the 2-time consecutive champions of the Camden League, and won the quadruple (league title and 3 cup competitions) last season. Lapton have won 8 league titles in the past 9 seasons. This is a home game for Phoenix, but Lapton won’t care as the game will be just around the corner from where they play their home games!

Interestingly a few members of Phoenix’s team are also registered for FA Sunday Cup semi-finalists Tripimeni (Gio Falzone, and captain Charlie Kanaris of Welwyn Garden City – Spartan SML – step 6).

This game will NOT be a boring 0-0 draw. Both teams are very attack minded so expect an open game with LOTS of goals. After winning their early season games by double digit scores, Lapton have recently been winning “only” by 2 goals. Lapton’s right winger has the pace of an express train. If he gets on the ball, Phoenix will be in trouble. Lapton should have Gabriel Fanibuyan (Chesham United – step 3), Nathan Scarborough (ex Redbridge and Tilbury – step 4), Maurice Byfield (ex Enfield - step 5), and Lloyd Barzey (ex Potters Bar Town – step 4)

It will be very close, but I think Lapton’s pace will see them win by the odd-goal 3-2.

KOTURE –V- YALOVA (BOTHTURKISH COMMUNITY FOOTBALL FEDERATION - DIV 1) – 2pm kick off, Pymmes Park, Edmonton, 85 Silver Street, London N18
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A derby of two teams from the TCFF. Yalova are the holders of the LFA Sunday Junior Cup and are in third place in Division 1. Koture are two places behind them in the league.

To highlight the oddity of the LFA’s county cup grading system, on the same day that these two teams play in the Intermediate Cup semi-final, the team one place above Yalova in the same league (Akincilar) is playing a CHALLENGE CUP quarter-final in a different county cup!

Koture have been grinding out narrow single goal and penalty kick victories to get this far. The two teams drew 0-0 when they played each other last month. I expect a different result this time around, and Yalova must be favourites to reach the final.


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This is a (VERY!) late reply but I just realised you have a good point.
I noticed that the top team in the Islington Midweek League (Islington Admiral) are made up of several players from Tripimeni and Lapton such as Tyrone Husbands, Leon Skinner, Karim Essiaghi, Naim Essiaghi, Terry Paul, and Charalambos Hatsimeletiou. Many of these players have played at steps 4-6 and helped Tripimeni reach the semi-finals of this season’s FA Sunday Cup.

Islington Admiral also have a couple of players from other good Sunday league teams – like Joe Seabrook (ex Clapton Rangers) and Anthony Clark and Kevin Duffy of Phoenix FC. Seabrook has played at step 4.

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Would have to be the Premier Division of the Islington Midweek league.

The top two Islington Admiral + L'Inizio (they change their name each season) are very good teams who would not be out of place at Step 5. Over the last few season various Step 5 sides have put reserve teams in the league and they have only finished mid to bottom of the league.

Each game has 3 officials and the games are played on Tue, Wed and Thursday evenings with games at 6pm and 8pm.

Initially I was sceptical of a mid-week league, but having previously played at Step 5 I found this a very competitive league of a good standard. The league has a few games to run and the top two are due to play soon, link to website below:

http://www.football.mitoo.co.uk/...;LeagueCode=ISMW2009




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February 26 LFA County Cup Results:

LFA Sunday Challenge Cup Quarter-Final: Pearscroft United (Sportsmans Senior League) 3 -v- Tripimeni (KOPA League) 2

Perhaps not a surprising result given that some Tripimeni players were playing for Phoenix and Lapton in the LFA Sunday Intermediate Cup match below! Pearscroft United are now through to their second consecutive semi-final in this competition. The Sportsmans Senior League now has two teams in the semi-final of this competition, and it could be an all Sportsmans League final if both Pearscroft and Fulham United get through.

PHOENIX (CAMDEN SUNDAY LEAGUE) 1 –V- LAPTON (HACKNEY & LEYTON LEAGUE) 0
London FA Sunday Intermediate Cup, 10:30am Kick-Off, Hackney Marshes, London E10


Why do so many talented and successful teams have hothead players that mess things up for their team in big games? Lapton have only themselves to blame for what happened to them today - after their indiscipline on and off the pitch (more accurately their GK is to blame!).

Firstly, they perhaps underestimated the quality of their opponents and 'rotated' their squad - picking a bizarre starting XI. With star mdifielder Gabriel (Chesham Utd - Step 3), striker Nathan Scarborough (ex Tilbury - Step 4), and Ahmed Salvador (ex Bethnal Green United - Step 5), all missing - they still had a very strong squad. However for some strange reason - Lapton decided it was a good idea to leave their top scorer Maurice Byfield (ex Enfield - Step 5), and experienced defender Darren Hughes on the bench, and instead picked a striker to play at right back. The bizarre team selections were compounded the fact that a Lapton defender and at least three Phoenix players (Gio Falzone, Anthony Clark and Charlie Kanaris) are also registered to play for another Sunday team - FC Tripimeni of the KOPA League (who were also playing today in the LFA Sunday Challenge Cup quarter-final!). I saw Lapton's 'dual registration' player who also plays for Tripimeni chatting to Phoenix players at half time.

The game was decided by two big incidents that occured around the 30 minute mark. Phoenix took the lead after a drilled low shot from the edge of the box. Lapton's goalkeeper Eray Demirkol immediately charged out of his goal toward the linesman to protest an infringement, and was shown a straight red card for dissent. Lapton condeded a goal AND were reduced to 10 men in the space of 60 seconds. After the keeper left the pitch, his team-mate Maurice Byfield angrily screamed at him for getting himself sent off at such a crucial time in a big game.

After the goal, Lapton were in disarray, and had to put their best defender in goal (he also plays for Tripimeni!). Phoenix missed two great chances to seal the game before half-time. Three minutes after taking the lead Phoenix captain Kevin Duffy slammed a low shot against the outside of the post after a fine run down the right. A minute later Jamie Killingback sent a glorious chance over the bar from 6 yards out. Phoenix winger Gio Falzone was excellent as Phoenix had their tails up and took control. Their manager said Phoenix's "name is on the cup".

The second half was a different game. 10 man Lapton came out all guns blazing and put Phoenix under serious pressure with wave after wave of attack. Lapton's tricky winger Abdul Johnson was excellent as Lapton virtually camped in Phoenix's half for the first 15-20 minutes of the second half. 10 minutes into the second half, Johnson let fly with a screamer from the edge of the box that had "top corner" written on it, but Phoenix's excellent GK Daniel Ewens saved brilliantly and turned the ball behind for a corner.

I enjoyed the battle between the Ferrari pace and skill of Abdul Johnson against Phoenix's strong left back Charlie Kanaris (Kentish Town FC - Step 6). However Phoenix defended excellently to repel the incessant pressure from Lapton. Phoenix's bench were so worried by the Lapton pressure that I heard them twice mention 'extra-time' as it looked like Lapton might equalise. As Lapton kept pressing forward, Phoenix counter-attacked and their star striker Anthony Clark missed two glorious chances to finish off Lapton (including missing an open goal from 6 yards out - with the Lapton GK stranded outside the box).

Although 1-0 sounds like a tense and tight game - it was an attacking end to end and exciting game with lots of chances, and great play from both teams. Phoenix and Lapton are a credit to their leagues and gave everything. The players were exhausted late in the game after putting in so much effort. This match was of a higher quality than the Clapton Rangers -v- Fulham United game I saw in the CHALLENGE Cup last week. Based on today, both these teams are better than Clapton Rangers AND Fulham United.

I was very impressed with Phoenix. They are a well organised, fit and very hard working team. They closed down and pressed Lapton all over the park. Most teams would have wilted under Lapton's second half pressure, but they defended very well and managed to stop Lapton from scoring in a game for the first time in 14 months. Shocked Credit to Lapton too for their stirring second half fightback. No person watching that game would have believed that the team with only 10 men was dominating and laying siege to the Phoenix goal in the second half.

At full-time, Lapton's player-manager Adewale and midfielder Dean Robinson argued with the ref about the red card. However their anger should have been directed at their own GK whose indiscipline meant his team had to play two-thirds of the game with only 10 men.

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Just thought I'd resurrect this thread ! Wink

I see Yalova beat Phoenix 3-2 in the London F.A. Sunday Intermediate Cup Final on Sunday (1st April). Sounds like a good match.
I think that shows the strength of the Turkish Community Football Federation as there appears to be three other teams in that League who are just as good, if not better than Yalova (here's the League Tables), whereas the top division of the KOPA (Cypriot) League only have two teams who appear to be much better than the rest. (i.e. New Salamis and F.C. Tripimeni).

I notice that the LFA Sunday Junior Cup Final on the 29th April is between Greenhouse Bethwin and Lord Stanley. If Lord Stanley can beat Inter Trac 5-1 (in the Semi-Final), then they must be a very good side ! Shocked I will take them to win judging by Greenhouse Bethwin's current League position and the strength of the League Lord Stanley play in.

F.C. Tripimeni v. Eltham Town will no doubt be a close game in the LFA Sunday Challenge Cup Final on the 15th April.
However, a KOPA League team has won at least one of the three LFA Sunday Cups for the last four seasons in a row, so I will be surprised if Tripimeni don't make it 5 in a row. I still maintain that the KOPA and TCFF Leagues are the strongest non-pyramid Leagues in the London area.

As for the Waltham Sunday League (in which my team play), Upshire have just finished their season with a 100% record in the Premier Division !
No other team has achieved that in the 23 years I have been involved with the League. Even great sides such as Enfield Rangers, Arras and Continental in their heydays never managed that. Shocked
Although Upshire are undoubtedly a good young side full of ex-Waltham Abbey (Step 4) players, unfortunately their achievement was made so much easier this season by virtually every other Premier Division side struggling for players, including Enfield Rangers. In most cases it is simply that their players have got too old (mid-30's) and they have not been able to replace them. (My own team are having the same problem in Division One). In other cases, key players have suddenly had other commitments, and when one team starts to run away with the title, other teams players start to lose interest.
Although Enfield Rangers fielded a stronger side towards the end of the season (and won the Middlesex F.A. Sunday Premier Cup as a result), the Premier Division has been very weak this season in general, and Division One of our League (and even some teams in Divisions Two, Three & Four) have much stronger sides who would have given Upshire a harder fight for the title.
To back that up, the League Challenge Cup Final this season (for all teams in the League) is between Flamstead End (from Division One) and Larsens (from Division Three), while the League Senior Cup Final (for all Premier & Division One teams) is between F.C. Alpha and Enfield Crusaders, both from Division One.

I said on here a while back about how good F.C. Alpha are, and here's the evidence from what was our last match of the season a couple of weeks ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7CZhgpSTk4
We were fielding the strongest side we had put out for ages but F.C. Alpha absolutely battered us. Their passing, control, movement and fitness is Step 4 or 5 standard, and as they are a young side all in their early-20's, I can't see anybody stopping them in the Premier Division next season...even Upshire.
They are London F.A. affiliated but they have not entered the LFA Sunday Cups so far because they 'don't fancy the travelling' from Enfield to South/South-West London. I have urged them to give it a try in the LFA Sunday Challenge Cup next season as I seriously think they are as good if not better than the likes of New Salamis, Tripimeni, Baldon Sports, etc.
Let's hope they do...and other top sides from other Leagues give it a try as well.



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Yalova won the Intermediate Cup - like I predicted from the start.. Wink I still maintain they should never have been in the Intermediate Cup - as they are definitely of Challenge Cup standard (their league rivals Akincilar and other TCFF teams BELOW Yalova in the table play in the Challenge Cup, so why on Earth are Yalova in the Intermediate Cup?)

Their task was helped by a very favourable draw and Yalova did not meet any of the quality sides until they got to the final. Phoenix had a much tougher route to the final with tough away games (including a resounding win over a TCFF side), and of course running into the dreaded Lapton in the semi-finals.

I agree with Hughesvideo's prediction that Tripimeni will win the Challenge Cup. Eltham Town came from 0-2 down to beat their league rivals and groundshare mates Baldon Sports on penalties. The final will be a repeat of the 2010 London Sunday Intermediate Cup final which Eltham Town won 3-1. Ironically, the final will be a 'home game' for Tripimeni's striker Ahmet Rifat who plays for Wingate & Finchley (Ryman League, Premier Division - Step 4). If Tripimeni win, it will be the 4th time in 5 seasons that a team from the KOPA League has won this competition.


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Sunday April 1, 2012 - London Sunday Intermediate Cup Final, at Dulwich Hamlet FC - REPORT
Phoenix (Camden Sunday League) -v- Yalova (Turkish Community Football Federation)


Yalova took the lead inside 6 minutes with a goal from Adrian Clifton. Ahmet Adalier's goal-kick was helped on to Adrian Clifton via Corey Whitely's shoulder-pass, the twosome exchanged smart passes before Clifton scored. Dave Dawson equalised for Phoenix in the 34th minute. The half time score was 1-1.

Phoenix took the lead via an own goal in the 50th minute when Ahmet Adalier's goal kick richocheted off his own team mate and into the Yalova net. Phoenix seemed set to win the cup with 18 minutes left. However Adrian Clifton scored again for Yalova to make the score 2-2. With 8 minutes remaining, Huseyin Djemal scored the winner for Yalova.

Final Score: Phoenix 2 -v- Yalova 3

Congratulations to Yalova who have become only the second team in history (after Clapton Rangers) to win the London Sunday Junior and London Sunday Intermediate Cups in successive seasons.


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With the season just concluding, I thought I would summarise the outcome/champions of the main London Sunday leagues.

Orpington and Bromley District League - Centersports United
*Baldon Sports won the premier division (second division) and Groundhoppers finished second behind them.

KOPA (Cypriot) League - New Salamis

Turkish Community Football Federation - Akincilar

Hackney & Leyton League - Black Meteors

Waltham Sunday League - Upshire (100% record with 16 wins from 16 games, 73 goals scored, only 11 conceded)

Essex Sunday Corinthian League - Bari
*Champions Greengate had their record expunged from this league. Anyone know why?

Maccabi League - Hendon United Sports

Metropolitan Sunday League - AFC Kumazi Strikers

Sportsmans Senior Sunday League - Pearscroft United (undefeated in all competitions entire season with 17 wins from 18 league games. Also won the cup)

Morden & District League - Lambeth All Stars

Camden Sunday League - Cobden Athletic

Given that most of the champions above will be entered in the London Sunday Challenge Cup next season (except Upshire, Centersports United and Coben Athletic), and that outstanding teams like Phoenix, Yalova, Lapton, Clapton Rangers, Dees, Tripimeni, Eltham Town, and Fulham United will also be in the Challenge Cup...it could be the strongest Challenge Cup ever. Looking forward to next season already. Cool

The county cup winners were:

London Sunday Junior Cup - Lord Stanley (Essex Sunday Football Combination)
London Sunday Intermediate Cup - Yalova (Turkish Community Football Federation)
London Sunday Challenge Cup - Eltham Town (Orpington and Bromley District League)


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I was at a Spurs legends match in Hackney Marshes the other Sunday, and picked up a free copy of ‘Grass Roots Monthly’ magazine, which is dedicated to Grass Roots football around the London and Kent areas. Issue two featured, amongst other things:

· An article by Johnnie Walker, chairman of the Hackney & Leyton Sunday Football League (which featured MG Sports)
· The West Fulham Football League
· LFA Sunday Challenge Cup
· The Plumstead Challenge Cup
· The Dewar Shield (Woolwich & Eltham Alliance)
· Wandsworth Elite FC
· Bill Braisted Memorial Trophy
· The Southern Sunday Football League
· London & Kent Border League match reports
· Orpington & Bromley District League match reports
· Metropolitan Sunday League
· League Tables for all league mentioned above.

It’s a very professionally put together publication, though I imagine it must have quite a limited readership. I found some parts of it really interesting, but unless you are into Sunday football from this area, it could have it’s limitations.


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Sounds excellent. Where does one get one of these issues?


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I'm not eniterly sure.

Their Twitter account is here http://twitter.com/#!/grmonthly

There is also a downloadable version of the magazine which appears to be slightly more generic, covering a wider regional footprint. There is a nice pic of Eltham Town in there, taken at Wingate & Finchley.

http://www.mediafire.com/?h2l96n8po721mbp


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I have read several issues of the magazine and it is of very good quality (print and content). Later issues have contained match reports from the FA National Sunday Cup and as well as London County Cup games. The quality of photos and articles is very impressive.

The editor is on the management of Baldon Sports FC, so it was gracious of him to cover the progress of the team that knocked them out of the London FA Sunday Challenge Cup on penalties after his team surrendered a 2-0 lead with 10 minutes to go! (Eltham Town) Both teams are in the Orpington & Bromley District Sunday League (OBDSFL).

Incidentally I said earlier on this thread that I think the OBDSFL is the strongest Sunday League in London right now. Evidence of that came when teams from that league captured both senior County Cups that the league is affiliated to: Eltham Town won the London FA Sunday Challenge Cup and Hatcham won the Kent FA Sunday Premier Cup. Note that one of Hatcham's players Rory Hill plays for Tonbridge Angels in the Conference South. Their Kent County Cup final victory (over the undefeated Quested of the Medway Messenger League) was a feisty game with 17 yellow and 2 red cards! Half of Quested's team play in the Ryman League for Herne Bay (step 5).

I recommend the OBDSFL to the groundhoppers as the league's top teams consist largely of players that play at steps 4-5 for Saturday teams in Kent. Additionally,
all teams in the top 2 Divisions of the OBDSFL MUST have a private ground with a roped off pitch, "first class playing surface", as well as a hospitality/reception and drinks area, and car parking.


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I was at a Spurs legends match in Hackney Marshes the other Sunday, and picked up a free copy of ‘Grass Roots Monthly’ magazine, which is dedicated to Grass Roots football around the London and Kent areas.




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Some interesting ties in the 2012-2013 season. I posted the draws in the County Cups section at:

http://nonleaguematters.co.uk/...?post=432770;#432770

http://nonleaguematters.co.uk/...;;page=unread#unread


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A bit of news on Sunday League football in the North London area...
The North London Sunday League and the Hendon Sunday League have both folded and the majority of their clubs have joined the Barnet Sunday League for the 2012-2013 Season. The Barnet Sunday League now has five divisions instead of two, therefore putting them on a par with their nearest rival League, the traditionally much-stronger Waltham Sunday League in which my own team (Edmonton Rovers) play.
It will be interesting to see how the various London F.A.-affiliated Barnet Sunday League sides get on in the LFA Sunday Intermediate and Junior Cups this season.

I have updated the Links page on my club website for this season and that can be found at http://www.edmontonrovers.co.uk/links.html
It should be a useful resource for anybody interested in Sunday League football in and around the North London/Enfield/Cheshunt area.



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How did the Barnet Sunday League squeeze the new teams in? e.g. were Premier Div teams from the NLSL and HDSL automatically admitted into the top Div of the Barnet Sunday League? How did the Barnet Sunday League allocate the new teams into divisions?


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How did the Barnet Sunday League squeeze the new teams in? e.g. were Premier Div teams from the NLSL and HDSL automatically admitted into the top Div of the Barnet Sunday League? How did the Barnet Sunday League allocate the new teams into divisions?

The North London Sunday League only had one division last season. It looks like the Barnet Sunday League have just taken the top three teams for their Premier Division and spread out the rest.

The Hendon Sunday League only had two divisions last season. A lot of teams appear to have gone into the Harrow Sunday League for this season, but Burnt Oak Builders Merchants and Highgate Albion have been put in the BSL Premier Division.
Rather worryingly for my team, Burnt Oak Builders Merchants are in the London F.A. Sunday Junior Cup this season, despite finishing joint-top of the Hendon Sunday League Premier Division last season. Indeed they reached the Semi-Finals of the Middlesex FA Sunday Premier Cup last season, losing 3-1 to Enfield Rangers !
Although the London FA have got most of their Sunday Cup entry 'seedings' right this time, I think that is one they have missed, maybe because of the switch in Leagues ? (Clearly should be in the Intermediate Cup).



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Well, technically - based on OUR recommendations to the LFA, Burnt Oak Builders Merchants are in the correct cup as we asked the LFA to put all teams from "smaller leagues" in the Junior Cup! Laugh

However, Northumberland Park Rangers (from the same league) are in the Intermediate Cup! The Intermediate Cup is a bit messed up too with several teams from the Turkish League and KOPA Leagues in there. Those teams should clearly be in the Challenge Cup. Shocked

Can't complain too much about the Challenge Cup. Seems most of the teams in there are from the "established leagues" - OBDSFL, Morden & District, KOPA, Turkish League, Sportsmans Leagues etc.


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Burnt Oak Builders Merchants are in the London F.A. Sunday Junior Cup this season, despite finishing joint-top of the Hendon Sunday League Premier Division last season. Indeed they reached the Semi-Finals of the Middlesex FA Sunday Premier Cup last season, losing 3-1 to Enfield Rangers !
Although the London FA have got most of their Sunday Cup entry 'seedings' right this time, I think that is one they have missed, maybe because of the switch in Leagues ? (Clearly should be in the Intermediate Cup).



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I totally agree with all of the above, for example Highgate Albion 1st XI are a top side in the Hendon & District Sunday Football League. Every year they enter both the Sunday Middlesex County Cups and Sunday London FA Cups.

However, because the rules in Middlesex are more stringent they are forced to enter the Middlesex Premier Cup and because the Sunday London FA Cups have no rules they choose to enter the London Junior Cups, so supposedly they can get an easier ride to another trophy win (although they have not really done well in the junior cup).

So for the past 2 seasons they have entered the Middlesex Premier and London Junior Cups, this is after winning the Middlesex Intermediate Cup in 06 & 09'. I think this highlights how unfair the cups application system is and how allocating clubs to their right cups is necessary. Whats the point of having a Junior & Intermediate Cup if the best sunday teams are just going to downgrade themselves in search of an easier trophy? Thats the equivalent of Arsenal or Manchester United entering the FA Vase Cup.

So I reckon one of you 2 (Hughes/darney) should put a word in, you can be some sort of advisors to the London FA, how can they turn down a helping hand especially when it will allow them to do their job better and improve the whole Sunday cup system thus increasing everyones enjoyment



This devalues the London Cups by allowing teams to pick and choose there competitions. The Middlesex way is much better, Premier Cup for Premier Division teams, Intermediate for div1 & 2, Junior Cup and then Junior Trophy for lower teams (depending how many divisions the leagues have)



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Edgar Davids (formerly of Juventus, AC Milan, Spurs and Ajax) recently played for KOPA League Sunday team Tripimeni FC. He played a full 90 minutes for them:

http://www.parikiaki.com/archives/51607

http://www.kopaleague.com/...in-the-sun-newspaper

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