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|11th Sep 2018||Mixed Fortunes||As the full season finally got under way there were mixed fortunes for all 4 of our teams this weekend.|
|28th Aug 2018||First Win||Town's first win of the season came early this year, with a 3-1 home victory over Lemsford.|
|20th Aug 2018||The Season Starts||The first weekend of the season saw Buntingford lose at home to a young Hoddesdon Town Reserves.|
|2nd Aug 2018||2017/18 Awards||The club recently held its Presentation Evening for the 2017/18 season...|
|27th Jun 2018||BTFC Ladies||We are very proud to announce that, this season, for the first time in the Club's, history we will be running a Ladies Football Team.|
|20th Jun 2018||Presentation Evening - Date Change||The date of the 2017/18 Presentation Evening has been changed to Saturday 21st July.|
|5th Jun 2018||Presentation Evening||This year's Presentation Evening will take place at The Bury on Saturday 23rd June at 7:30pm.|
|1st May 2018||Cup Winners!||On Sunday Town's Vets bought home their first ever trophy back to Buntingford.|
|25th Apr 2018||Cup Final||This Sunday Town's Veterans will be playing Barkway in the League's Cup Final; the match will take place at Ware Town FC, kick-off is at 12:45pm.|
|23rd Apr 2018||Annual General Meeting||The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 21st May, 7:30pm at The Bury. Everyone welcome! To see the agenda, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|16th Apr 2018||A Change of Fortune||The last couple of weeks have seen the club finally being able to report some better news.|
|31st Mar 2018||Waterlogged Pitch||This afternoon's home match against FC Lemsford has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.|
|14th Mar 2018||Greg Cup Exit||The Reserves finally returned to action last weekend, facing Knebworth Reserves in the Greg Cup.|
|2nd Mar 2018||S'now Surprise!||It will come as no surprise to anyone that tomorrow's scheduled home match against Standon & Puckeridge has been postponed due to the weather.|
|19th Feb 2018||A Tough Weekend||On Saturday Town faced third-place Ware Sports at The Bury and suffered a 7-2 defeat.|
|7th Feb 2018||Good Luck Robbie!||If selected, former Buntingford Town player Robbie Willmott will be taking to the Wembley turf this evening.|
|3rd Feb 2018||Waterlogging woes||Following last week's good performance against a strong Sandridge Rovers, Town were looking forward to this afternoon's game against FC Lemsford.|
|22nd Jan 2018||Wet Wet Wet||Following last week's no-show at Bovingdon, Town were pleased to hear that the match at Letchworth was to go ahead, despite the rain of the past few days.|
|12th Jan 2018||2018 Begins||On Saturday in-form Belstone visited Buntingford looking to pull themselves above Wormley Rovers into 4th place with games in hand over the teams above them.|
|19th Dec 2017||Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year||The club would like to wish all of its players, supporters, sponsors and advertisers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.|
|26th Nov 2017||Christmas Market||The club would like to say a big thank-you to everyone who visited our fund-raising stall in Buntingford High Street on Friday evening during this year's Christmas market.|
|13th Nov 2017||Smash and Grab||Town's Reserves progressed to Round 2 of the Bingham-Cox Cup on Saturday, following a 3-2 victory over Bushey Sports Reserves.|
|7th Nov 2017||Stevens Steps Down||Yesterday, First Team manager Martin Stevens informed the club that he wished to step down from the post.|
|6th Nov 2017||Thank You||Buntingford Town FC would like to thank everyone who came along yesterday evening to support our annual Firework Display, which raised funds for the club.|
|27th Oct 2017||Annual Firework Display||On Sunday 5th November the club is holding its annual firework display at The Bury.|
|29th Sep 2017||70's 80's 90's Music Quiz||The club will be holding a Music Quiz based on the sounds of the 70's, 80's and 90's on Friday 27th October.|
|12th Sep 2017||Floodlit Training||Training under floodlights is starting a couple of weeks early this season, and will begin tonight at 8:00pm at the Buntingford Multi Games Area.|
|23rd Aug 2017||Membership Fees Now Due||All players registering for Buntingford Town FC are reminded that Membership Fees for the 2017/18 season are now due.|
|8th Aug 2017||Sin Bin Pilot||The Herts Senior County League, in conjunction with the Herts FA, is undertaking a pilot which is aimed at evaluating the use of 'Sin Bins' within football.|
|12th Jul 2017||Training Update||Numbers have continued to be encouraging since switching training from Thursday evenings to Tuesdays.|
|3rd Jul 2017||Awards 2016/17||The club recently held its presentation event for the 2016/17 season, which consisted of a 5-a-side competition, a BBQ and the presentation of the awards themselves.
Pictured to the right is the winning 5-a-side team.
|20th Jun 2017||Pre-Season Training||Pre-season training commences at 7:30pm on Thursday 22nd June.|
|6th Jun 2017||New First Team Manager||The club is pleased to announce that it has found a new First Team Manager, Martin Stevens, who will take the club into the 2017/18 season.|
|23rd May 2017||Wanted: First Team Manager||Our current First Team Management Team, Ross Barker and Jake Tyler, are stepping down at the end of the 2016/17 season.|
|19th May 2017||Annual General Meeting||The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 5th June, 7:30pm at The Bury. Everyone welcome! To see the agenda, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|11th May 2017||Presentation Event||The club's Presentation Event this year is on Saturday 27th May, and will feature a 5-a-side competition during the afternoon, followed by presentation of the awards for the season.|
|30th Apr 2017||First Team Victors in Final Game||Yesterday saw Town's First Team play their final match of the season, a home encounter against Standon & Puckeridge.|
|24th Apr 2017||Two Good Wins||The weekend saw the 2 sides in action walk away with excellent results.|
|11th Apr 2017||Cup Disappointment||On Saturday Town's Reserves were eliminated from the Cecil Hudson Cup at the semi-final stage.|
|27th Mar 2017||Family Fun Day with Arsenal Celebrities||Town's Vets will be facing an Arsenal Celebrity team at The Bury on Sunday 9th April.|
|27th Feb 2017||70's 80's 90's Music Quiz||The club will be holding a Music Quiz based on the sounds of the 70's, 80's and 90's on Saturday 25th March.|
|14th Feb 2017||Arsenal Celebrities||Town's Vets are due to face an Arsenal Celebrity team at The Bury on Sunday 9th April.|
|25th Jan 2017||First Win of the Year||After a slow start to 2017, the club finally recorded its first win of the year on Saturday.|
|8th Jan 2017||New Year Blues||A poor start to 2017 left the club suffering from New Year Blues.|
|3rd Jan 2017||FA Cup Final Tickets||Every year the club applies for entry into the Herts FA ballot for FA Cup Final tickets.|
|23rd Dec 2016||Christmas Break||The club would like to wish all of its players, mangers, supporters and sponsors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.|
|14th Dec 2016||Knebworth Double||A disappointing weekend saw Knebworth do the double over Buntingford.|
|21st Nov 2016||Intermediate Cup Exit||Town's Reserves were eliminated from the Herts FA's Intermediate Cup on Saturday afternoon following defeat to Hoddesdon Town Reserves.|
|8th Oct 2016||Annual Firework Display||On Sunday 6th November the club is holding its annual firework display at The Bury.|
|6th Oct 2016||Vets County Cup Victory||On Sunday Town's Veterans progressed to the second round of the Herts FA Veterans Cup with a 3-2 victory over Lea Sports PSG Vets.|
|27th Sep 2016||Cup Walkover||The First Team were awarded a walkover in the first round of the Aubrey Cup on Saturday when Croxley Community were unable to field a team.|
|12th Sep 2016||First Wins||At the weekend each of our County League sides recorded their first win of the season.|
|14th Aug 2016||Club Membership||This season we are using a new online system to manage club membership. In order for us to communicate with the whole club effectively it is important that all players register online with the new system.|
|6th Aug 2016||Managerial Changes||For the forthcoming 2016/17 season both of our County League sides will be under new management.|
|5th Jul 2016||Pre-season Training||Pre-season training is due to start on Thursday 7th July at Freman College in Buntingford.|
|31st May 2016||Presentation Evening||the club's Presentation Evening will be held at The Bury on Friday 24th June.|
|14th May 2016||Annual General Meeting||The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 13th June, 7:30pm at The Bury. Everyone welcome! To see the agenda, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|11th May 2016||Champions||Congratulations to the club's Reserves!|
|29th Apr 2016||Season's End Approaches||With just 3 First Team games remaining and 2 for the Reserves and Vets the season is drawing to a close.|
|18th Apr 2016||Cup Exit||On Saturday the Reserves failed to reach their second successive Cecil Hudson Cup final after losing 3-1 to Knebworth Reserves.|
|23rd Mar 2016||Music Quiz||The club will be holding a Music Quiz at The Bury on Saturday 16th April.|
|21st Mar 2016||Semi Final Beckons||On Saturday the club's Reserves secured its place in the semi-final of the Cecil Hudson Cup.|
|8th Mar 2016||Reserves Go Top||The Reserves moved to top of the table over the weekend despite neither of our County League sides kicking a ball in anger.|
|29th Feb 2016||Injury Woes||This weekend saw Town emerge bruised but not battered following a week where injury worries and player availability were the key questions.|
|14th Feb 2016||More Cup Action||Over the last two weeks both of our County League sides have been in cup action.|
|4th Feb 2016||Cup Exit||Last night Town's Reserves were knocked out of the Herts FA Intermediate Cup at the Quarter Final stage of the competition.|
|18th Jan 2016||Weather Watch||Due to the recent weather the club has yet to play a game during 2016.|
|20th Dec 2015||Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year||As the festive season approaches, and with no matches due until January 2nd, 2015 ends with all three of the club's sides enjoying winning ways.|
|6th Dec 2015||Reserves Go Top||Town's Reserves moved to the top of the league table yesterday following a well-earned 1-0 win over Letchworth Garden City Eagles Reserves.|
|30th Nov 2015||Albury Cup Progress||On Saturday Buntingford secured a place in Round 2 of the Herts Senior County League's Albury Cup.|
|16th Nov 2015||Intermediate Cup Progress||Town's Reserves put in a superb performance on Saturday afternoon with a 4-1 win at The Bury over Bovingdon Reserves in Round 2 of the Herts FA Intermediate Cup.|
|2nd Nov 2015||First Defeat Since August||The First Team's run of 7 unbeaten matches came to an abrupt end on Saturday against Wormley Rovers.|
|6th Oct 2015||Annual Firework Display||On Sunday 1st November the club is holding its annual firework display at The Bury.|
|21st Sep 2015||Reserves move to second||An excellent performance and 2-1 victory saw Town's Reserves move to second place in the league table on Saturday.|
|7th Sep 2015||Three Wins||It was a great weekend for the club as all three sides won their league matches.|
|31st Aug 2015||Vets Kick Off||The Vets played their first match of the season yesterday, against unknown quantity Old Edmontonians.|
|19th Aug 2015||The First Point||Following Saturday's disappointing 3-0 defeat on Saturday Town bounced back with a gritty performance at Letchworth Garden City Eagles this evening.|
|15th Aug 2015||Kick-off!||The new seasons starts today, when the First Team face Sandridge Rovers at The Bury. Kick-off is at 3pm; come along to the game and help the team get their season off to a good start!|
|5th Aug 2015||Thank You||Andy Calvert and Kat would like to thank everyone from the club for the many condolences and kind messages they have received following the sad loss of their baby 'Alfie' last week.|
|23rd Jul 2015||First League Fixtures Announced||The initial fixtures for the HSCL Premier Division have just been announced.|
|6th Jul 2015||Richard Masters||As many of you must know by now, the club has a new First Team Manager, Richard Masters. Richard has already taken his first training session and has arranged a number of pre-season friendlies.|
|30th Jun 2015||Pre-Season Training||Pre-season training begins this Thursday evening at The Bury. All existing players, plus anyone interested in joining the club are invited to join this first session. The changing rooms will not be open so come dressed ready for action - the session starts at 7:30pm.|
|18th Jun 2015||Awards 2014/15||On 13th June the club held its Presentation Event for the 2014/15 season. Not only were there awards, but also a BBQ and a 5-a-side competition. A good day was had by all! Pictured to the right is the 5-a-side winning team.|
|29th May 2015||Don't Forget - Presentation Event||The club's Presentation Event this year is on Saturday 13th June, and will feature a 5-a-side competition during the afternoon, followed by presentation of the awards for the season.|
|16th May 2015||Annual General Meeting||The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 16th June, 7:30pm at The Bury. Everyone welcome! To see the agenda, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|5th May 2015||League Title Secured||Buntingford Town FC secured the Hertsavers Senior County League Senior Division One league title on Saturday.|
|29th Apr 2015||Cecil Hudson Cup Final||Town's Reserves put in a superb performance last night against Bovingdon Reserves in the final of the Cecil Hudson Cup but were beaten by 2 goals to 1.|
|24th Apr 2015||Salmon to Step Down||First Team manager Laurence Salmon has informed us that he intends to step down from his post following the club's Presentation Evening on June 13th.|
|20th Apr 2015||Reserves reach the Final||Buntingford's second string put in a terrific performance on Saturday afternoon, beating Bushey Sports Club Reserves 2-1 after extra time to secure a place in the final of the Cecil Hudson Cup.|
|16th Apr 2015||Greg Cup Exit||Town lost the chance to reach the Greg Cup Final on Saturday when a the First Team were beaten 1-0 by FC Lemsford. This weekend the Reserves are in action at The Bury in the semi-final of the Cecil Hudson Cup, when they shall be welcoming Bushey Sports Club Res.|
|31st Mar 2015||A Step Closer||On Saturday the First Team moved a step closer towards a promotion spot with Laurence Salmon's side registering a tremendous 5-0 win over second-place Old Parmiterians.|
|19th Mar 2015||Get the Points in!||As we head into the final furlong of the season all 3 of our sides need to concentrate on grabbing as many points as they can.|
|4th Mar 2015||A Full Weekend - At Last||With the weather improving, hopefully we will see all 3 teams in action this weekend.|
|19th Feb 2015||Two Good Wins||With no match for the First Team on Saturday it was down to The Reserves and The Vets to bring us good news.|
|22nd Jan 2015||Music Quiz||The club will be holding a Music Quiz at The Bury on Saturday February 21st.|
|14th Jan 2015||Two Great Results||Last weekend saw Town's County League teams score a total of 13 goals between them.|
|6th Jan 2015||Spirits Dampened||High hopes for a winning start to 2015 were dashed on Saturday when the rain put paid to any action at The Bury.|
|22nd Dec 2014||Christmas Cheer||Saturday's results held some cheer for Town as they go into the Christmas break top of the pack in the Herts Senior County League Division One.|
|11th Dec 2014||Push for the Top||Saturday's 3-0 victory over AFC Hatfield moved the First Team to within 1 point of league leaders Old Parmiterians who lost to Evergreen.|
|2nd Dec 2014||An Important Victory||The First Team maintained its second position in the league with a 2-1 victory over Knebworth on Saturday.|
|16th Nov 2014||Opportunities Missed||With the Reserves out of action during the weekend, the club looked to the First Team and the Vets to deliver the goods and move up their respective league tables.|
|27th Oct 2014||Loads of Goals||Yesterday the Vets played out a 5-5 draw at Therfield; there were also 5 goals in the First Team's match at Hampstead Heath.|
|1st Oct 2014||Annual Firework Display||On Sunday 2nd November the club is holding its annual firework display at The Bury.|
|22nd Sep 2014||Two Good Wins||There were excellent wins on Saturday for the club's County League sides.|
|11th Sep 2014||Hairdryer Treatment||Last week Damian's Barber Shop generously donated some funds to the club which will go towards training equipment for this season.|
|1st Sep 2014||Back to Winning Ways||With both the First Team and the Vets in action over the weekend it was pleasing to see both teams recording substantial victories.|
|27th Aug 2014||Vets Poised For Action||The club's Veterans play their first match of the season this Sunday at The Bury where they face Old Minchendonians. Last time out Buntingford won 6-3 against this team - let's hope for a similar result! Kick-off is at 10:30.|
|18th Aug 2014||A New Season Begins||The 2014/15 season kicked off on Saturday with a home match against HSCL new boys Colney Heath Reserves.|
|31st Jul 2014||A New Challenge For The Vets||The club's Veterans, as well as playing their usual friendly matches this season, will also be competing in a league for the first time.|
|15th Jul 2014||Pre-season under way||The First Team played its first pre-season friendly on Saturday. Despite giving Harpenden a close match during the first period, which ended 2-1, the match ran away from Town in second half resulting in a 5-1 defeat at 90 minutes.|
|18th Jun 2014||Awards 2013/14||On 14th June the club held its Presentation Evening for the 2013/14 season. A big thank you to those who attended and participated in the BBQ; unfortunately England lost 2-1 to Italy, but that did not stop everyone enjoying themselves. Pictured to the right is Jonni Wedge receiving his Players' Player award from Andy Calvert.|
|2nd Jun 2014||Annual General Meeting||The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 16th June, 7:30pm at The Bury. Everyone welcome! To see the agenda, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|12th May 2014||Dates To Remember||As the season approaches its end there are a couple of dates we would like you to put into your diary.|
|17th Apr 2014||Season Extended||The Herts Senior County League season appears to have now been extended after the planned 10th May deadline. For us, we find that the First Team has an away fixture scheduled at Old Parmiterians for Saturday 17th May.
Of course, fixtures will inevitably be moved around, so keep an eye on the League's website for the latest details - First Team, Reserves.
|9th Apr 2014||Fixtures pile up as League shrinks||With just 1 month remaining the First Team find themselves with 10 matches left to complete the season; the Reserves fare a little better, having just 5 games left.|
|31st Mar 2014||Six for the Vets||Town's Veterans hit Old Minchendonians for six on Sunday, running out as 6-3 winners.|
|20th Mar 2014||Three Great Results||Last weekend all three of our sides recorded excellent wins.|
|27th Feb 2014||Quiz Night||The club will be holding a fundraising General Knowledge Quiz on Friday 21st March at The Bury.|
|22nd Feb 2014||Game On!||Following a pitch inspection yesterday it was decided that today's home Reserve fixture against Letchworth Garden City would go ahead as scheduled. There is no doubt that the pitch is still very wet, but following yesterday's pitch inspection the hope is that it will be in good enough shape for a game today.|
|1st Feb 2014||No Surprise - More Postponements||In its never-ending quest to destroy the football season the unrelenting rain during the last week has yet again seen the postponement of all 3 matches this weekend. With no play during the whole of January it is difficult to see the end of the bad weather, but it surely will improve sometime soon. We just need to be ready for action when it does.|
|18th Jan 2014||The Misery Continues||All three matches scheduled for this weekend have been called off due to waterlogged pitches. The ground is so wet that it does not have time to drain before the next downpour comes. Here's hoping for a prolonged period of dry weather!|
|4th Jan 2014||Today's Matches Postponed||Given the weather over the last week it will come as no surprise that both matches today have been called off due to waterlogged pitches.|
|23rd Dec 2013||Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year||The First Team were the only side in action over the weekend, facing Royston Town Reserves in the Herts FA Intermediate Cup.|
|10th Dec 2013||Goal Drought||During a weekend where we saw all three teams in action, unusually Town never managed to hit the net once!|
|28th Nov 2013||A Thumping Win||On Saturday Buntingford put 5 past Hatfield Town 1886 to continue the improvement in performances over the last few weeks.|
|19th Nov 2013||Cup Progress||The First Team progressed into the third round of the Herts FA Intermediate Cup on Saturday following a 3-0 victory at Old Parmiterians.|
|4th Nov 2013||A Great Weekend||The first weekend in November 2013 was one to remember for a number of reasons.|
|13th Oct 2013||Annual Firework Display||On Sunday 3rd November the club is holding its annual firework display at The Bury.|
|8th Oct 2013||3 Defeats; 2 Cup Exits||It was a disappointing weekend for the club as two of our teams crashed out of cup competitions.|
|2nd Oct 2013||Videos Now Available||A selection of videos culled from YouTube are now available in the Media section. More will be added as they are discovered!|
|18th Sep 2013||Match Reports||Match reports for the majority of league matches so far this season have now been written and can now be found in the Match Reports section of this website. A big thank you to all of our contributors - keep up the good work!|
|12th Sep 2013||Cup Weekend||This weekend the First Team is in cup action, away to Hatfield Social in the first round of the Aubrey Cup. Kick-off is at 3:00pm.|
|4th Sep 2013||First Win Of The Season||The club finally recorded its first win of the season at the weekend – and what a win it was, with the Vets beating Goldings 8-1 on Sunday. The enigmatic Chris Carter scored a hat-trick in this the team’s first outing of the season, and a brace apiece from Mark Ward and James Neill, plus one from Richard Kay, completed the scoring. There was no game for the First Team on Saturday; the Reserves however went down 3-1 to Hertford Heath, although the match was much tighter than the scoreline would suggest with the opposition leading 2-1 at half time, scoring their third just one minute before the final whistle.|
|31st Aug 2013||Andy Calvert||This afternoon new Reserve Team Manager, Andy Calvert, leads his team out for its first competitive fixture of the season at Hertford Heath in the new HSCL Reserve North & East Division.|
|25th Aug 2013||Early Season Blues||Despite 3 good performances since last weekend's County League season kick-off, Town's First Team have just one point from a possible nine. On Saturday, the home 3-2 defeat to Evergreen could easily have been a win for us, but if you don't take your chances then you inevitably suffer. Following heavy rain overnight the Vets' game against Old Minchendonians was called off due to waterlogging of the newly laid areas of the pitch, a huge disappointment for the team. Hopefully next weekend we will see them in action. On a more positive note, the Reserves recorded a 3-2 victory over Kimpton Rovers Reserves in their last pre-season friendly before they kick-off their season against Hertford Heath next weekend.|
|7th Aug 2013||Vets Fixtures Announced.||The first batch of fixtures for the club's Veterans have been announced. A big thank you to james Neill for arranging the schedule.|
|31st Jul 2013||League Fixtures Announced.||The first batch of league fixtures have been announced for the forthcoming season, although, as usual, they are subject to change!|
|22nd Jul 2013||Vets' Tournament.||The Veterans' 6-a-side tournament takes place at The Bury on Sunday 28th July. BTFC will be entering 2 teams and the tournament will kick-off at 10:30. Come along and support the club's old boys!|
|8th Jul 2013||Wanted - Reserve Team Manager||Buntingford Town FC is looking for a new Reserve Team Manager following the news that the current holder, Martin Cox, has stepped down from the post.|
|3rd Jul 2013||2013/14 Code of Conduct||Naturally, every player who represents Buntingford Town FC is expected to abide by the club's rules. The code of conduct for the 2013/14 season can now be viewed by clicking here.|
|14th Jun 2013||AGM - Change of Venue.||Due to circumstances beyound our control, the club's Annual General Meeting will now be held at The Crown public house in Buntingford, not The Bury. The date and start time remain the same, namely Wednesday 19th June at 7:30pm. To see the agenda, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|3rd Jun 2013||Presentation Evening.||The club recently held its Presentation Evening for the 2012/13 season. A big thank you to everyone who attended, and a special thanks to members of the committee who tended to the BBQ!|
|28th May 2013||Annual General Meeting||The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 19th June, 7:30pm at The Bury. Everyone welcome! To see the agenda, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|24th May 2013||A New Look.||As promised, and as you can see, we now have a new look. Apologies for taking so long to get it live but, as usual, there have been a number of technical issues! With luck we are over them, but you never know!|
|15th Apr 2013||Two Three Two's!||Over the weekend both the First Team and the Vets won their matches, each by three goals to two.|
|2nd Apr 2013||Some Excellent Performances.||The weekend saw plenty of football with all teams in action.|
|16th Mar 2013||Washout.||With the last 2 days' weather it will come as no surprise that today's fixtures have been postponed.|
|2nd Mar 2013||Outstanding Fees.||There are a small minority of our members who still owe outstanding fees for this season; please can you settle up with your manager asap! As a reminder, the club's code of conduct can be found here.|
|27th Feb 2013||Hewer Stands Up!||Buntingford Town Veteran Ben Hewer is performing his first, and possibly last, stand-up comedy show in aid of Comic Relief at the Colchester Arts Centre on Thursday 14th March. Tickets at £10 each can be purchased here. Read about how he got himself into this mess on his blog, and more on this story here.|
|25th Feb 2013||Cup Exits.||Both County League sides were in cup action at the weekend, but unfortunately both sides lost.|
|18th Feb 2013||The Disruption Continues.||Rain, snow, rain, thaw. It has been a difficult few weeks.|
|5th Feb 2013||A Fine Win.||The First Team, against all odds, emerged victorious against a strong Panshanger team on Saturday.|
|28th Jan 2013||No Football - Again.||Unfortunately the snow cleared too late for there to be any action over the weekend.|
|17th Jan 2013||8 For The Vets!||The club's Veterans put 8 goals past Wormley at the weekend, with James Neill scoring a hat-trick and Dan Savage and Lee Grinyer bagging a brace apiece.|
|6th Jan 2013||2013 Kicks Off With A Whimper!||The much awaited New Year spluttered into existance with the weather yet again putting paid to a lot of our football.|
|22nd Dec 2012||Merry Christmas!||With the rain virtually wiping out today's County League fixtures all three of our sides have now played their last matches of 2012.|
|18th Dec 2012||Hat-trick to Carter!||Club Veteran Chris Carter's great run of form continued on Sunday as he put 3 past Arlesey Vets.|
|11th Dec 2012||Reserves Beat League Leaders.||Town's Reserves beat league leaders Bedmond Sports & Social club by the odd goal in 5 at the weekend.|
|6th Dec 2012||Junior Cup Exit.||The Reserves' encouraging run in the Herts Junior Cup came to an end on Saturday.|
|24th Nov 2012||Victory In The Rain.||It looked set to be a grim weekend as the bad weather did its best to put paid to any football being played.|
|22nd Nov 2012||Two Clean Sheets And An Avalanche Of Goals.||On Saturday both County League teams kept a clean sheet which is good enough, but the 18 goals scored between them made it a special weekend.|
|16th Nov 2012||Buy Online - Earn BTFC Cash.||With Christmas fast approaching many of us will be turning to the internet to avoid the crowds and grab a bargain. Why not use the club's Easysearch page to earn us some cash?
GO TO OUR SEARCH PAGE, search for your retailer, take the link, and the club will receive some cash following your purchase. No extra cost to you; no extra effort to you; support for the club!
|8th Nov 2012||Thank You!||The club would like to extend a big 'thank you' to everyone who turned up to our annual firework display.|
|2nd Nov 2012||Terry Back.||It was with both sadness and shock when we heard that former player Terry Back lost his life recently following a motorcycle accident.|
|19th Oct 2012||Annual Firework Display.||On Sunday 4th November the club is holding its annual firework display at The Bury.|
|11th Oct 2012||County League Go Mitoo.||The Herts Senior County League has now moved to the Mitoo league management system.|
|3rd Oct 2012||Cup Weekend!||The club fields two sides in County Cup competitions this weekend.|
|28th Sep 2012||No Reserve Fixture - Again.||Last weekend the Reserves' fixture was postponed due to the opposition failing to get a team together.|
|17th Sep 2012||3 Wins and a Goalfest.||It was a case of victories and goals all the way for the club last weekend.|
|7th Sep 2012||Double Bill.||Tomorrow there are 2 matches for Town's County league outfits, so it's a double-bill at The Bury!|
|30th Aug 2012||London Buses.||You wait all summer for a win, and, just like London buses, three come along at once!|
|21st Aug 2012||First Blood to the New Boys.||On Saturday Buntingford went down 3-1 to County League newcomers Hatfield RBL.|
|2nd Aug 2012||County Cup Dates Announced.||Fixture dates for Round 1 of the Herts FA County Cups have been announced.|
|20th Jul 2012||Chris Carter Talks About His Book.||On Wednesday, Town Veteran Chris Carter appeared on the Nick Coffer Show on 3 Counties Radio, talking about his new book, 'Stepping On The Cracks'. Click here to hear the musings of the great man himself!|
|20th Jul 2012||First Fixtures Announced.||The first fixtures of the Herts Senior County League's 2012/13 season have been announced.|
|5th Jul 2012||New Veterans' Management Team.||We are pleased to announce that we now have a new management team for the club's Veterans. Long-standing members of the club, Gary Cropper and Chris Englishby have agreed to run the club's Veterans following the departure of Nick Savage due to other commitments..|
|22nd Jun 2012||Johnny Chalmers.||Who is Johnny Chalmers? Read on...|
|13th Jun 2012||Managers - 2012/13 season.||We are pleased to announce that Laurence Salmon has accepted the position of First Team Manager for the 2012/13 season.|
|28th May 2012||2011/2012 Awards.||At the recent Presentation Evening the annual awards were dished out. Thanks to everyone who attended.|
|24th May 2012||First Team Manager.||Buntingford Town FC is now looking for a new First Team Manager.|
|20th May 2012||Annual General Meeting.||The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 18th June, 7:30pm at The Bury. To see the agenda, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|2nd May 2012||Presentation Evening - 18th May.||This season's Presentation Evening will take place at The Bury on Friday 18th May.|
|30th Apr 2012||Season Ends (almost).||The club's County League season came to an end on Saturday although the Vets still have one game remaining, away to Knebworth Vets on Sunday.|
|19th Apr 2012||Reserves' Last Game.||On Saturday Town's second string will take to the hallowed turf of The Bury for the last time this season, facing Sarratt for the 3rd time in this campaign.|
|3rd Apr 2012||Goalscorer's Table.||Following the weekend's results it's now hotting up at the top of the club's goalscorer's table.|
|28th Mar 2012||Legends do us proud.||On Sunday we witnessed a great turnout from the people of Buntingford who came along to watch the club's Veterans spar with the Spurs Legends in support of the Herts Air Ambulance.
See the match report on the Spurs website here.
Click here to see all about the day in the Hertfordshire Mercury.
|21st Mar 2012||Chances Spurned.||A chance to grab 3 precious points went begging on Saturday when Town managed just 1 point from the bottom of the table clash with Mill End Sports.|
|14th Mar 2012||Vets Warm Up for the Spurs.||There were no County League matches for the club over the weekend, leaving the club's Veterans as the only team on show.|
|29th Feb 2012||Spurs Legends at The Bury.||On Sunday 25th March the Spurs Legends will be playing a charity match against Town's Veterans, in support of the Herts Air Ambulance.|
|19th Feb 2012||Quiz Night Thanks.||Saturday's Pop Quiz was a very well attended event and the club would like to thank everyone who came along.|
|4th Feb 2012||All Games Off.||Unsurprisingly, as the frost bites and the snow looms, all of this weekend's games have been called off.|
|30th Jan 2012||70's & 80's Pop Music Quiz.||On Saturday 18th February the club will be holding a 70's & 80's pop music quiz, at The Bury.|
|23rd Jan 2012||Another Postponement.||Thanks to the poor weather over the last week Buntingford's home game to Hinton was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.|
|9th Jan 2012||Reserves exit Intermediate Cup.||On Saturday Town's Reserves went out of the Herts Intermediate Cup, going down 2-1 to Leverstock Green Reserves at The Bury.|
|21st Dec 2011||Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!||The club would like to extend the season's greetings to all players, officials, supporters and sponsores, and we hope that 2012 will be a good year for everyone.|
|15th Dec 2011||A Cup Weekend.||This weekend we see both County League sides in Cup action.|
|6th Dec 2011||Over £600 Raised!||Town Veteran Ben Hewer's fine facial hair arrangement raised a magnificent £691 for Prostate Cancer Charities during 'Movember'!|
|28th Nov 2011||Shop 'till you drop!||Beat the crowds, cheat the cold, keep Saturdays and Sundays free for football, and save money!
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|22nd Nov 2011||Intermediate Cup Progress.||Town's Reserves progressed in this season's Herts FA Intermediate Cup on Saturday.|
|15th Nov 2011||Cup Exit.||Town's first string lost their Herts FA Senior Challenge Cup match on Saturday, but went out with heads held high.|
|3rd Nov 2011||Movember!||Veteran team member Ben Hewer is growing a moustache during the whole of November as part of the yearly prostate cancer awareness initiative. You can donate to the cause via his Movember page.|
|31st Oct 2011||A Game of Two Halves.||Saturday's home defeat to Chipperfield Corinthians was heavy but Town could have emerged victors had they performed as well during the second half as they did in the first.|
|16th Oct 2011||Club Exhibition - 23rd October.||Next Sunday we have over 100 Years of football history for you to enjoy!|
|12th Oct 2011||Annual Firework Display.||On Sunday 30th October the club is holding its annual firework display at The Bury. Again this year the display will be choreographed to music by Pyro1.|
|11th Oct 2011||Vets in Cup Thriller.||On Sunday Town's Veterans were in action in the Herts FA Veterans Cup when they faced Hadley at The Bury.|
|4th Oct 2011||A Brace of Hat-Tricks!||A pair of hat-tricks were scored by Town on Saturday moving the players concerned into the top two of the goalscorers' table.|
|29th Sep 2011||Wanted - Assistant First Team Manager.||Buntingford Town FC is looking to for an assistant to our current First Team manager, Barry Tokely. If you are interested, please contact the club Secretary, or come up to The Bury during any home game to speak to us.|
|19th Sep 2011||Weekend's Results.||The First Team's poor run of results continued on Saturday with a 4-1 defeat at home to Wormley Rovers.|
|2nd Sep 2011||Quiz Night.||The club's first fundraiser of the season will be a Quiz Night on Saturday 17th September.|
|1st Sep 2011||Reserves ready to go.||After 2 weeks of waiting the Reserves' season finally starts on Saturday.|
|24th Aug 2011||A torrid Tuesday.||You never know what you are going to get during early season midweek matches, but unfortunately for Town we got a double-whammy yesterday.|
|21st Aug 2011||First Points.||Town's First Team gained their first points of the season on Saturday.|
|13th Aug 2011||Kick-off!||This afternoon sees our first match of the 2011/12 season when the First Team travel to Mill End Sports.|
|21st Jul 2011||2011/12 Code of Conduct.||Naturally, every player who represents Buntingford Town FC is expected to abide by the club's rules. The code of conduct for the 2011/12 season can now be viewed by clicking here.|
|20th Jul 2011||A Good Performance.||Despite eventually losing 3-2 to St Margaretsbury during last night's friendly we were pleased with what turned out to be a good performance from the club's first string.|
|10th Jul 2011||Programme Advertising.||Do you run a small local business, or a multi-national conglomerate? Or perhaps you are a self-employed painter, gardener, taxi-driver, window cleaner etc?|
|9th Jul 2011||A Bunch of Friendlies.||We now have all prospective pre-season friendly matches on the website. Once again we have to thank the good folks at Barkway for hosting the majority of them whilst the pitch at The Bury undergoes its yearly makeover.|
|20th Jun 2011||First League Fixtures Announced.||The first batch of league fixtures for the 2011/12 season have now been announced.|
|14th Jun 2011||2010/2011 Awards.||A big thank you to everyone who attended Friday's Presentation Evening. We hope you all had a good time.|
|9th Jun 2011||Promotion Confirmed!||At last night's Herts Senior County League Annual General Meeting the constitution for next season was confirmed.|
|16th May 2011||Presentation Evening.||The club's presentation Evening will be held at The Bury on Friday 10th June.|
|14th May 2011||Annual General Meeting.||The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th June, 7:30pm at The Bury. To see the agenda, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|10th May 2011||The Season's End.||The final two matches of the season were played on Saturday, but what a difference between the two.|
|4th May 2011||Sweet & Sour.||There were mixed feelings following an extraordinary weekend for the club.|
|28th Apr 2011||Let's Go For It!||Both County League sides are now in a position to push into 3rd place in their respective league tables.|
|20th Apr 2011||A Busy Weekend.||There are two matches at The Bury on Saturday and there's also a First Team game on Monday.|
|11th Apr 2011||Every Game Counts!||It's pretty obvious, but every game really does count, right up until the end of the season.|
|6th Apr 2011||Second-place regained.||Last night's 2-2 draw at Hertford Heath saw Buntingford move back into second position in the Herts County League last night.|
|29th Mar 2011||Midweek Matches.||The latest batch of fixtures has now been issued by the County League and, as we expected, both First Team and Reserves have evening midweek fixtures scheduled.|
|24th Mar 2011||A Record!||A big thank-you to those of you who have been using easy Easysearch - we raised more last week than we have during any other. Keep up the good work!
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|14th Mar 2011||£50-up for our search engine!||Last week we saw Easysearch, the search engine which raises money for Buntingford Town FC,hit over £50 thanks to the 10,000+ searches made with it by club members. To use Easysearch, click http://buntingfordtownfc.easysearch.org.uk now!|
|7th Mar 2011||20-up for Camp!||Max Camp notched-up his 20th goal of the season on Saturday, moving himself into 4th place in the Herts Senior County League's goalscorer's table.|
|1st Mar 2011||Aubrey Cup Exit..||Town's First Team exited this season's Aubrey Cup competition on Saturday, going out at the Quarter Final stage.|
|20th Feb 2011||Rain!||Yet again the footballing calendar was interupted this weekend as numerous postponements in the Herts Senior County League were announced due to torrential rain on Friday evening.|
|15th Feb 2011||Two wins and a draw.||Yet another good weekend for the club which saw the First Team maintain its position at the head of the league table.|
|8th Feb 2011||Gary Mabbutt at The Bury.||You have a great opportunity to meet Spurs legend Gary Mabbutt at The Bury on Thursday 10th Feb.
Read more about Gary here.
|1st Feb 2011||Transfer News.||Buried amongst the January transfers we have found news on a couple of the club's former players.|
|25th Jan 2011||Top Spot!||An emphatic 3-0 victory at Whitwell on Saturday saw Buntingford Town deservedly climb to the top of the Herts Senior County League Senior Division One table.|
|17th Jan 2011||Goalscorers Table||A brace from Lee Grinyer at Walkern yesterday saw him move to the top of this season's goalscorers table.|
|10th Jan 2011||Fixture Cancellations Again.||Last week's poor weather resulted in severe disruption to the Herts Senior County League fixture list resulting in just 4 of the 20 scheduled League matches actually being played.|
|19th Dec 2010||Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!||There was no football again this weekend as the snow put paid to fixtures across the Country, stretching from the Herts County League up to the Barclays Premiership.|
|14th Dec 2010||That's Football!||After weeks of great success the club was in subdued mood this weekend as all three sides experienced defeat,|
|5th Dec 2010||S'no Fun At All.||The weather conditions put paid to any hope of football this weekend for Buntingford with all 3 scheduled matches being called off.|
|1st Dec 2010||Free Advent Calendar Competition.||Easyfundraising are holding their annual advent calendar competition which allows you one free entry into a daily draw giving you the opportunity to win BIG PRIZES.
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|25th Nov 2010||Christmas Shopping?||Beat the crowds, cheat the cold, keep Saturdays and Sundays free for football, and save money! Shop online with easyfundraising, save yourself some money and also raise some for the club.
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|22nd Nov 2010||An Excellent Win.||Town's first string secured a 2-1 victory over the weekend over a strong AFC Hertford side.|
|16th Nov 2010||Feet on the ground please!||We are in confident mood at the moment with the weekend's 15-0 win over Bushey Rangers fresh in our memory.|
|8th Nov 2010||A Cracking Weekend||Yet again we had a great weekend with all 3 of our sides registering victories.|
|1st Nov 2010||Hat-trick for Carter.||Club stalwart Chris Carter bagged a hat-trick for the Vets at Norfolk Road on Sunday as the club's Veterans beat Wilbury Vets 8-4.|
|19th Oct 2010||Ricky Villa at The Bury.||You have a great opportunity to meet 1981 Cup Final hero Ricky Villa at The Bury next month.|
|18th Oct 2010||Aubrey Cup progress.||Four goals from Michael Holland helped see the First Team through to the third round of this season's Aubrey Cup on Saturday.|
|12th Oct 2010||Annual Firework Display.||On Sunday 31st October the club is holding its annual firework display at The Bury. Something different this year - the display will be choreographed to music by Pyro1.|
|11th Oct 2010||Two good victories.||It was a good weekend for the club as both County League sides recorded victories.|
|4th Oct 2010||First Team Frustration.||Sarratt Reserves proceeded to Round 2 of the Herts Intermediate Cup on Saturday at the expense of a strangely below-par Buntingford.|
|26th Sep 2010||Who let the dogs out?!!||The club has acquired some tickets for Harlow Greyhounds on Friday 8th October.|
|21st Sep 2010||Goal Machines!||Between them Town's 3 teams netted a total of 18 goals over the weekend - and also kept 3 clean sheets!|
|17th Sep 2010||And the lucky winners are...||We have finally drawn the World Cup raffle; a bit late we know, but we had to track down the raffle book!|
|14th Sep 2010||Vets return from tour.||Town's Veterans have returned from their annual tour in good spirits despite suffering a defeat at the hands of South Devon Veterans. See the Devon FA's match report here.|
|6th Sep 2010||A weekend undefeated.||Not a bad weekend at all, with all three teams putting in good performances.|
|29th Aug 2010||Victory for the new boys.||County League newbies Goffs Oak saw off Buntingford yesterday, beating them 5-1 at The Bury in a fast-paced and sometimes fractious encounter.|
|23rd Aug 2010||A hard-earned point.||On Saturday, Buntingford came back from a two-goal deficit to earn a point at Belstone.|
|16th Aug 2010||A good team performance.||On Saturday afternoon Town's First Team emerged in confident mood following a 5-0 victory over Baldock Cannon on the all-weather pitch at the Norton Road facility.|
|11th Aug 2010||5-a-side Winners!||On Sunday, Town's Veterans secured their first ever trophy in the annual Veteran's 5-a-side tournament at The Bury.|
|30th Jul 2010||County League Fixtures Announced.||A trip to Belstone is lined up for Town's first league match of the season on August 21st.|
|29th Jul 2010||First Pre-Season Friendly.||Town's County League squad played their first pre-season friendly last night at Cottered, and although rusty gave us all hope for the forthcoming campaign.|
|23rd Jul 2010||2010/2011 Code of Conduct.||Naturally, every player who represents Buntingford Town FC is expected to abide by the club's rules. The code of conduct for the 2010/11 season can now be viewed by clicking here.|
|12th Jul 2010||Vets' Fixtures.||The coming season's Veterans' fixtures have now been arranged.|
|1st Jul 2010||Pre-season training.||We expect to commence pre-season training on Thursday 8th July, and every Thursday up until the start of the season on August 21st.|
|16th Jun 2010||Are you a winner?||You could be! But first you have to enter the raffle we are running at The Bury during the World Cup campaign.|
|9th Jun 2010||2009/10 Awards.||Our recent Presentation Evening was very well attended by members from all 3 teams and we would like to thank everyone for coming. We hope you all had a good time.|
|29th May 2010||Committee Changes.||Following the recent Annual General Meeting the club we can now confirm the Committee for next season.|
|10th May 2010||Presentation Evening.||The club's presentation Evening will be held at The Bury on Friday 21st May.|
|26th Apr 2010||200 up!||A plethora of goals over the weekend saw the number of goals scored by the club's 3 teams hit 200 for the season.|
|19th Apr 2010||Annual General Meeting.||The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th May, 7:30pm at The Bury. To see the agenda, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|16th Apr 2010||Kick-off time changes||This Saturday's kick-off times at The Bury have been amended.|
|8th Apr 2010||So you think you know about football?||These days everyone seems to be an expert! Well, here is your chance to prove that you really do know your stuff by coming along to our second 'So you think you know about football' quiz.|
|6th Apr 2010||Bank Holiday Winners.||The First Team won both of their matches during the Bank Holiday weekend.|
|31st Mar 2010||Pete's Marathon Attempt!||Veteran team member Pete Ware is running the London Marathon on Sunday 25th April, raising money for 'Waves' - click here to donate to the cause. He is trying to raise a total of £1500, so all donations are gratefully accepted.|
|29th Mar 2010||A hat-trick of hat-tricks.||With 28 goals scored in the club's three matches over the weekend it was hardly a suprise to see a hta-trick or two - well, this week there were threee!|
|26th Mar 2010||Buster!||Gerry Coyne's teams, Doncaster and Chelsea, scored the 21 goals required for him to win the club's second Football Buster competition.|
|22nd Mar 2010||A brace of hat-tricks.||The club was treated to two hat-tricks this weekend.|
|11th Mar 2010||Quiz Night.||On Friday 19th March the Buntingford Co-op will be holding a Quiz Night at The Bury.|
|4th Mar 2010||New Buster Game!||As promised, the club's new Football Buster game started today and there is already £55 in the prize pot! See the Buster League Table here.|
|1st Mar 2010||Rain Stops Play.||Yet again the weather had stepped in to disrupt our football season.|
|21st Feb 2010||An excellent weekend.||Despite the rubbish weather conditions the club actually managed to play 3 matches this weekend and the results indicate that it was well worth the effort!|
|16th Feb 2010||Buster!||Keith Savage's teams, Crystal Palace and Chelsea, scored the 21 goals required for him to win the club's first Football Buster competition.|
|8th Feb 2010||Missed Opportunities.||The weekend saw a batch of missed opportunities as all 3 of the club's teams lost matches they really should have won.|
|2nd Feb 2010||Neill goes top - twice!||James Neill scored his 17th of the season on Sunday to head the goalscorer's table. The weekend's professional football results also saw him soar to the top of the club's Football Buster MEGA game.|
|24th Jan 2010||Over 1000 completed searches!||The club's Easysearch page has now registered over 1000 searches, earning over £5.00 for us - not a lot, but still money for nothing; from tiny acorns mighty oaks can grow! Visit the page here.|
|18th Jan 2010||Two Good Wins.||Despite the weather the club managed two matches last weekend, both of which resulted in good victories.|
|12th Jan 2010||The Big Thaw?||If the big thaw does come in time will The Bury pitch be fit for use? It's anyone's guess, we'll just have to wait and see.|
|4th Jan 2010||First Blood to the Vets!||With both of Saturday's County League matches postponed it was down to the Vets to start 2010 off for the club.|
|19th Dec 2009||Merry Christmas!||The weather ensured that no County League fixtures for the final weekend of 2009 took place.|
|9th Dec 2009||Raise us some Free Cash!||The more astute amongst you will have noticed a new menu item on this website - 'Earn BTFC Money!'|
|29th Nov 2009||To the Max!||Supercharged Town exhibited the kind of exhilerating football we all know they are capable of on Saturday, running out as 8-1 victors over Allenburys Sports at The Bury.|
|23rd Nov 2009||Intermediate Cup Exit.||Town's first string bowed out of the Herts Intermediate Cup on Saturday afternoon, going down 1-0 to Bishops Stortford Swifts.|
|14th Nov 2009||Matches Postponed.||Both of today's matches have been postponed due to waterlogging.|
|9th Nov 2009||Finally - League Victories!||It's been a long wait but finally, on Saturday, Town's First and Reserve teams recorded their first league wins of the season.|
|5th Nov 2009||Vets gear up for Sunday.||Town's Veteran's play their first ever 'competitive' match this weekend since their formation in 2002.|
|27th Oct 2009||Quiz Night Thanks.||The club would like to say a big 'thank you' to everyone who turned up to compete in last Saturday's football quiz.|
|21st Oct 2009||At last, a win!||Could the 6-5 victory over Allenburys Sports in the Herts Intermediate Cup be the belated kick-start to our 2009/10 fortunes?|
|13th Oct 2009||Family Fireworks Extravaganza||On Sunday 1st November the club is holding its annual fireworks display at The Bury.|
|11th Oct 2009||Cup Exits as Vets Shine.||Both the Firsts and Reserves we eliminated from the Herts Senior County League's Aubrey and Reserve Cups yesterday afternoon.|
|9th Oct 2009||Thrown to the Lions!||It is cup action all the way this weekend as both of our County sides face tough opposition in the form of London Lions.|
|1st Oct 2009||So you think you know about Football?||These days everyone seems to be an expert! Well, here is your chance to prove that you really do know your stuff.|
|29th Sep 2009||Out of the Cup.||Despite an excellent performance, missed goalmouth chances saw the Reserves eliminated from the Herts FA Junior Cup on Saturday, going down 3-1 to Bovingdon 'A'|
|20th Sep 2009||New Bury Website.||After months, indeed years, of trial and error, there is now a new website for The Bury, with an easy to remember address, www.thebury.co.uk.|
|16th Sep 2009||Keep the Faith.||On Saturday the Reserve's had a disappointing result, going down 5-0 at Croxley Guild despite being just one goal behind at half time. View this as just a minor set back - the side has the ability to come good in the end.|
|8th Sep 2009||Neill Hits Four!||On Sunday James Neill struck four times as the Vets won 5-4, and he now has a clear lead in the club's goalscorer's table. This result was the perfect warm-up to their tour of Illfracombe this coming weekend; the side's other goal came courtesy of Lee Grinyer.|
|1st Sep 2009||10-goal thriller!||Saturday's match at home to Sarratt started well for Town who led 3-0 at one point, but a spirited fightback from our visitors saw them grab a goal either side of the half-time whistle to set up a thrilling 5-5 display.|
|24th Aug 2009||The First League Win Will Come...||The First Team's last two outings saw Buntingford draw 1-1 with AFC Hatfield Town and go down 4-2 at Harpenden Rovers.|
|19th Aug 2009||An Encouraging Start.||Despite the 1-0 defeat at home to Bushey Rangers on Saturday, the club was buoyed by the performance of the first team during the first competitive outing of the season.|
|9th Aug 2009||Quiz Night.||The club's first fundraiser of the season will be on Saturday 29th August at The Bury.|
|7th Aug 2009||Player Agreement and Code of Conduct.||Naturally, every player who represents Buntingford Town FC is expected to abide by the club's rules. The code of conduct for the 2009/10 season can now be viewed by clicking here.|
|29th Jul 2009||Frank Aylott||It was with great sadness when we at the club learned that our Vice President, Frank Aylott, passed away at the weekend.|
|27th Jul 2009||First Fixtures Announced.||August's fixtures for both County League sides have now been announced by the Herts Senior County League.|
|14th Jul 2009||Gearing up.||The club is already gearing up for the forthcoming season and we would like to thank Steve Blackaby and Anstey Chapel for funding our Herts FA affiliation fees for the 2009/2010 season.|
|6th Jul 2009||Pre-season Training.||Pre-season training begins on Monday 13th July, and will continue every Monday and Thursday evening until the start of the new season.|
|6th Jul 2009||Vets vanquished by Vagabonds.||Last weekend Town's Veterans played their first match of the new season and were soundly beaten by Rod Stewart's Vagabond Old Boys 8-0.|
|19th Jun 2009||Boots for Africa.||With the World Cup now on the horizon, Alan Kinnear, Town's Vets goalkeeper, talks about how you can help to help those less fortunate than ourselves in South Africa enjoy the beautiful game.|
|2nd Jun 2009||The Awards.||Last Saturday saw the club's Presentation Evening, held at The Bury.|
|18th May 2009||Annual General Meeting.||The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 11th June at 7:30pm at The Bury. To see the agenda, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|18th May 2009||Presentation Evening.||The club will be holding its Presentation evening on Saturday 30th May at The Bury.|
|10th May 2009||Final Fixture now at St. Albans.||The final fixture of the season will be on Saturday 16th May, when the First Team will be playing Park Street Village - kick-off is at 2:00pm.|
|30th Apr 2009||2009/10 Management Team.||Following lengthy discussions over the last six weeks or so we are now pleased to announce that Darren Fitzgerald and Barry Tokely have accepted our offer to manage the club's first team squad next season.|
|29th Apr 2009||By Popular Demand...||Pressure has been mounting on the over-worked webmaster to post a picture of the club's Reserve Team onto the website.|
|21st Apr 2009||Foster Steps Down.||Steve Foster has resigned as first team manager, along with his assistant Tony Armitage.|
|15th Apr 2009||Lost Cause?||The recent run of bad form has seen the club's First Team plunge into the bottom three of the table.|
|1st Apr 2009||High-scoring Vets!||Town's Vets put seven goals past their counterparts from Therfield on Sunday and managed to keep a clean sheet in doing so. A brace apiece from Richard Thorp and Lee Grinyer plus singletons from Mark Ward, James Neill and Nick Savage being the ideal warm-up for Sunday's match against Royston.|
|26th Mar 2009||Back Home.||Town will be looking to reverse a run of 4 consecutive away defeats this weekend when they face Bovingdon at The Bury on Saturday.|
|18th Mar 2009||Turning the Corner?||Following a string of poor results the First Team put in an excellent performance last night which will go a long way towards restoring some confidence and pride.|
|10th Mar 2009||Cup Exit..||Saturday saw a disappointing exit from the Aubrey Cup as the club saw this season's last chance of a trophy fade away, Steve Foster's plans being scuppered by last minute phone calls causing him to bring in a number of new players in order to fulfill the fixture.|
|2nd Mar 2009||Aubrey Cup Action.||Following a change to the fixture schedule the First Team will now be playing their Aubrey Cup Quarter Final at Chipperfield Corinthians this Saturday.|
|23rd Feb 2009||Not The Best Of Weekends.||It was a weekend of goals, mostly in the wrong direction, as all three of Town's teams were in action again.|
|20th Feb 2009||Fixture Changes.||Following a week of confusion during which we have had 2 home games scheduled for a 2:30 kick-off at The Bury on Saturday, the confusion is over.|
|14th Feb 2009||More Postponements.||Thursday evening's snowfall onto an already waterlogged Bury pitch has resulted in the postponement of Saturday's First Team derby with Standon & Puckeridge.|
|6th Feb 2009||Snowed-off.||All three matches scheduled for this weekend have been cancelled due to the weather.|
|1st Feb 2009||A Tidy Weekend.||The First Team bounced back fom last weekend's disappointing result to beat Knebworth by a slender 1-0 on Saturday.|
|23rd Jan 2009||Goalscorers Updated||At long last the goalscorers table for the current season has been updated. Sorry about the delay!|
|19th Jan 2009||20-goal weekend!||It was goals all the way for Town's teams during what turned out to be the first full weekend of the year.|
|12th Jan 2009||Postponements galore.||All three matches this weekend were postponed due to frosty pitches.|
|8th Jan 2009||Welcome back Steve.||Buntingford Town FC is delighted to welcome Steve Foster back to the club as he takes on the role of First Team manager for the remainder of the season.|
|5th Jan 2009||Charity is the Winner.||Over the Christmas break Town's Vets teamed up with the Buntingford Cougars Adults side to raise money for the Lynsey Ivison Trust.
If you would also like to donate to the Trust, click here.
|31st Dec 2008||Quiz Night Saturday 17th January.||There will be a Quiz Night at The Bury on Saturday 17th January.|
|23rd Dec 2008||Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.||Up to now the 2008/09 season has been a challenging one both on and off the pitch.|
|15th Dec 2008||Washout.||It was a total washout last weekend as all three fixtures, at home and away, were postponed due to waterlogged pitches. Indeed, only 7 County League matches actually took place. Let's hope for a full weekend before the seasonal break!|
|8th Dec 2008||Manager Required||Following the resignation of Luke Capon the club is now looking for a new First Team Manager.|
|5th Dec 2008||Match Postponed.||Lemsford Reserves have called-off Saturday's Reserve Team fixture at The Bury. The First Team match at Evergreen is still scheduled to go ahead.|
|27th Nov 2008||Capon Quits.||Yesterday, First Team manager Luke Capon resigned from his position after having been asked to take on a new role at Bedford FC.|
|24th Nov 2008||Tamed by the Lions.||On Saturday, London Lions showed us just why they are top of the table as they beat Town 4-1 at The Bury with a confident display.|
|14th Nov 2008||Thanks!||Veteran Alan Kinnear would like to thank everyone who has donated used football boots to him over the past year.|
|12th Nov 2008||Pop Quiz!||The club shall be holding a 70's / 80's Pop Music Quiz at The Bury on Saturday 29th November.|
|11th Nov 2008||Anagram Records Trophy.||Following last weekend's postponement, we are looking forward to Bovingdon's visit this week for the first round of the Anagram Records Trophy at The Bury. Kick-off is at 1:30pm.|
|3rd Nov 2008||Reserves Secure First Win.||Two goals from Louis Gilbert saw Town's Reserves beat their Hinton counterparts 2-1 on Saturday, and in doing so secured their first win of the season.|
|22nd Oct 2008||Family Fireworks Extravaganza.||On Sunday 2nd November the club is holding its annual fireworks display at The Bury.|
|13th Oct 2008||Mixed Results.||A late second goal by Adam Estherby put paid to any hopes of a Sarratt comeback on Saturday afternoon as Town's First Team progressed to the Quarter Final stage of the Aubrey Cup with a 2-0 win.|
|9th Oct 2008||Aubrey Cup Round 2.||This Saturday at The Bury, Buntingford Town will face Sarratt in Round 2 of the Aubrey Cup. Please note: this match has a 2:15pm kick-off.|
|2nd Oct 2008||Parry Stands Down.||Tyrone Parry, the club's Reserve Team Manager, has informed us that he wishes to stand down from the role.|
|24th Sep 2008||Membership Fees now due.||Players are reminded that the club's annual membership fees are now due. All players from all squads pay the same fee - if you have already paid, thank you for being so prompt.|
|16th Sep 2008||Vets return from International Duty.||The club's Veterans returned from international duty this week, having yet again visited twin-town Olvega in order to pick up a few tips on how to play the game continental style.|
|8th Sep 2008||First Team Hit Form.||On Saturday the First Team came away from Knebworth with a good win, with stikes from John Vooght, Ross Whitaker and substitute James Reeves.|
|31st Aug 2008||Teamwork.||Results did not go our way this weekend, but more importantly, certain individuals stepped to the fore in order to ensure that a full weekend of football was made possible.|
|21st Aug 2008||A Dark Cloud.||The First Team now has 1 win and 1 defeat under its belt and their season has well and truly started. However, we have one important issue to resolve this weekend.|
|14th Aug 2008||Gearing up for the big Kick-Off.||Players have been registered, training and warm up matches are over. On Saturday it's the big Kick-off.|
|28th Jul 2008||League Fixtures announced.||The Herts Senior County League has issued the first set of fixtures for the 2008/09 season.|
|24th Jul 2008||Budding 'keeper?||We currently have just one goalkeeper on our books - with 2 County League sides we obviously need another! For a brief introduction to our club, click here.|
|21st Jul 2008||A Fair Result.||Saturday saw the club's first outing for the 2008/09 season with a friendly match against Potton at Barkway.|
|10th Jul 2008||Friendly Fixtures Confirmed.||With pre-season training now underway on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we are pleased to announce that we have now confirmed 5 pre-season friendlies.|
|30th Jun 2008||Vets Fixtures Posted.||The majority of next season's fixtures for the Vets have now been posted onto the website.|
|19th Jun 2008||Cougars' Puzzle Page Answers||We recently wrote a puzzle page for inclusion into the recent Buntingford Cougars 5-a-side competition programme. As promised, here are the answers. For those who missed the event, here are the original puzzles!|
|12th Jun 2008||County League AGM.||At last night's Herts County League Annual General Meeting we received confirmation that Buntingford Town will be fielding 2 sides for the 2008/09 season.|
|29th May 2008||Quiz Night Friday 13th June.||There will be a Quiz Night at The Bury on Friday 13th June.|
|27th May 2008||U18s Celebrate Success.||On Sunday at The Bury the U18s celebrated what was a remarkable season which saw them finish as:
|17th May 2008||Committee Changes.||Following Wednesday's Annual General Meeting the club now has a new Committee which consists of some new faces and others which we all know.|
|14th May 2008||Ridgeons League Champions||Congratulations to the club's U18s following their splendid 4-0 victory last night against Kirkley and Pakefield FC.|
|12th May 2008||Annual General Meeting||The club will be holding its AGM at The Bury on Wednesday 14th May. To see further details, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|11th May 2008||Eastern Junior Cup||An extra-time victory over Stotfold at Newmarket Town FC saw Buntingford's U18s win their 3rd trophy of the season.|
|7th May 2008||U18s focus on more trophies.||A 1-0 win against Harwich & Parkeston on Sunday saw the U18s reach the Ridgeons Youth League Championship Final.|
|30th Apr 2008||U18 Success.||A 2-2 draw against Stotfold saw Town's U18s claim the Ridgeons U18 League, West Division, on Monday evening, setting up a championship semi-final match against South Division winners Harwich and Parkeston on Bank Holiday Monday.|
|25th Apr 2008||Crunch-time for U18s.||Wednesday's impressive 9-2 victory over St Ives Town means that victory in Monday evening's match with Stotfold will decide the league.|
|20th Apr 2008||Reserves halt the slide.||A 2-1 win at London Lions saw Tyrone Parry's side halt the run of recent defeats; let's hope for a similar result from each of the remaining 3 games.|
|17th Apr 2008||4:34:27||Carl Frostick completed the London Marathon on Sunday with a time of 4 hours, 34 minutes and 27 seconds. The is still time to sponsor him by clicking here to reach his Fundraising Page.|
|3rd Apr 2008||Frostick in London Marathon||Long-standing Buntingford Town player Carl Frostick will be running in the London Marathon on 13th April. Sponsor him by clicking here to reach his Fundraising Page.|
|1st Apr 2008||U18s reach finals.||Following matches on Sunday and Monday each U18 team has now reached a Cup Final.|
|17th Mar 2008||Vets' double.||The Vets secured a unique double this weekend - a victory on the pitch and an impressive quiz night win!|
|4th Mar 2008||U18s Maintain Pressure.||Town's Under 18's maintained the pressure on Royston Crow League leaders Bishops Stortford Swifts with a 3-1 victory over them on Sunday afternoon - goals came courtesy of Arron Welch (2) and Josh Bronti. The team now sits in second place in the league, level on points with Swifts, but with 2 games in hand.|
|26th Feb 2008||3 Welcome Points.||A brace from Gary Christie helped earn the First Team its second victory in three games on Saturday.|
|18th Feb 2008||Digging in.||Although the both senior squads lost last weekend, the First Team 3-1 to Evergreen, and the Reserves 4-0 at Standon & Puckeridge, it is not all doom and gloom.|
|4th Feb 2008||Floodlit Matches - venue change.||With effect from our next home game (Thursday 7th Feb), we will be playing the rest of our home floodlit midweek youth fixtures this season at Garden Walk, Royston.|
|28th Jan 2008||A Busy Weekend.||At long last it was a full weekend of football for the club as we saw the weather improve, and the results were encouraging.|
|14th Jan 2008||Quiz Night 26th January.||There will be a Quiz Night at The Bury on Saturday 26th January, the club's first fund-raiser of the year.|
|9th Jan 2008||New Reserve Team Manager.||Former Buntingford Town player, Tyrone Parry, has accepted the club's offer to take on the position of Reserve Team Manager.|
|6th Jan 2008||Full Saturday.||Following the recent troubled times it was pleasing to see the club put out two teams on Saturday, even though the results were not as we would have hoped for.|
|25th Dec 2007||Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.||It's been a tough year for the club, and even though we have had more than our fair share of setbacks during 2007 there's no reason not to wish everybody involved with Buntingford Town FC, past and present, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here's hoping for a less eventful 2008!|
|17th Dec 2007||Mixed Cup Fortunes.||The First Team went down 3-0 at Pitstone & Ivinghoe on Saturday to see their Anagram Records Trophy hopes die. This Saturday the team faces a critical away match at Hatfield Town - a win would see Buntingford move into second place in the league table.|
|4th Dec 2007||Reserve Team Manager Required.||Buntingford Town FC's Reserve Team competes in Division One of the Herts Senior County League. Due to promotion of our Reserve Team Manager to the position of First Team Manager we are now seeking a new manager for our Reserves. If you are interested please email Steve Endacott and/or Richard Daly.|
|29th Nov 2007||Chairman's statement.||Following the recent upheavals at the club, Chairman Richard Daly has issued a statement. As far as possible, it will be 'business as usual'.|
|18th Nov 2007||A famous victory.||Town sit in second place in the Herts County League Premier Division despite fielding a Reserve squad in the local derby against Standon & Puckeridge on Saturday.|
|15th Nov 2007||Attfield Resigns.||Buntingford Town FC can confirm the resignation of Paul Attfield as First Team Manager.|
|12th Nov 2007||First Team find form once more.||The First Team put in an excellent showing on Saturday, putting 7 past Division One Hinton to no reply in the Anagram Records Trophy; Matt Turl recorded a well-earned a hat-trick.|
|6th Nov 2007||Massive Crow League win.||Town's U18s softened the blow of the First Team's disappointing Saturday, a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Met Police Bushey, by winning their Royston Crow league tie the day after.|
|31st Oct 2007||Family Fireworks Extravaganza||On Sunday 4th November the club is putting on its annual fireworks display at The Bury.|
|29th Oct 2007||First Team stumbles as Reserves hit four.||Town's top of the table clash at home to Met Police this coming weekend has become even more important as Buntingford are now 4 points adrift of the league leaders following Saturday's disappointing 2-0 defeat at Codicote.|
|23rd Oct 2007||Town stay in contention.||A 1-0 win on Saturday at Hertford Heath saw Buntingford move into second place in the Herts County League Premier Division, now just 1 point behind Metropolitan Police Bushey.|
|17th Oct 2007||Buntingford Res. v Royston Res.||The paths of our 2 clubs only ever seem to cross when the Veterans play, but this Thursday evening there is a chance to see Buntingford's Reserves face their Royston Town counterparts in the South Midlands Floodlit Cup.|
|15th Oct 2007||FA Youth Cup Highlights.||Town were eliminated from this season's FA Youth Cup on Friday evening, going down 4-1 to a strong Boreham Wood side. Buntingford's highlight of the evening was cracking goal by Ricky Young - a short video of the game's highlights has been posted on the FA's web site - click here to see the action!|
|10th Oct 2007||FA Youth Cup - Friday.||The U18s play their FA Youth Cup 2nd Qualifying Round match at Boreham Wood FC on Friday evening. The ground is in Broughinge Road, Borehamwood - come along and support the lads. Kick-off is at 7:30pm.|
|8th Oct 2007||U18s bag 20!||In what was a disappointing weekend for the club, with the First Team losing 2-1 to in-form Park Street Village, and the Reserves only managing a draw against lowly London Lions, the U18s bought us some cheer with a 20-1 victory over Ware Lions in the Herts County Cup.|
|6th Oct 2007||Battle for Top Spot.||This afternoon at The Bury we welcome Park Street Village FC.|
|27th Sep 2007||FA Youth Cup.||Last night Buntingford's U18s beat Hitchin Town 4-1 in Round 1 (Qualifying) of the FA Youth Cup, with goals from Liam Beaumont, Ricky Young, Jamie Morriss and Rob Verdia. The team will now face Borehamwood in the next round, who progressed to this stage via a walk-over against Harlow Town FC.|
|24th Sep 2007||U18s go top.||Yesterday's 5-0 victory saw the U18s move to the top of the Royston Crow League. The Reserves maintained their good start to the season with a 2-1 victory over Knebworth, but there was no joy for the Vets as they went down 2-1 at home to Birchanger.|
|18th Sep 2007||Cup exit.||The First Team slumped to a penalty defeat in the Aubrey Cup on Saturday with a disappointing performance against Codicote.|
|14th Sep 2007||U18s move into pole position.||Town's U18s moved themselves to the top of the Ridgeons Youth League West Division last night with a comfortable 4-0 win over St. Neots Town, a great start to the season complimenting the First Team's early season efforts.|
|11th Sep 2007||Herts County League Representative Team||The First Team's fine start to the season has been recognised by having no fewer than six players selected to play for the Herts County League Representative Team.|
|8th Sep 2007||Back to the top!||In a week which saw the Under 18s start their season with a victory, Town's First Team returned to the top of the Herts Senior County League Premier Division following a 2-1 win over reigning champions Whitewebbs.|
|2nd Sep 2007||7-0 winners!||Town put 7 goals past Bedmond Sports & Social on Saturday to move the First Team into second position in the league.|
|26th Aug 2007||Hot-shot Malins.||A brace yesterday from Tom Malins during the First Team's 4-1 victory over Bovingdon sees him head the goalscorers' table with 8 goals from his 4 matches. He is already well on his way to reaching last season's top First Team total of 24!|
|24th Aug 2007||Town put 6 past Standon.||The First Team responded well to Saturday's shock defeat at home to Bushey Rangers by hammering Standon & Puckeridge by 6 goals to nil on Tuesday evening.|
|5th Aug 2007||Herts Charity Shield||Town's First Team beat South Midlands League's Hoddesdon Town comfortably by 2 goals to nil yesterday afternoon to progress to Round 2 of the Herts Charity Shield.|
|30th Jul 2007||Defeat in the Quarter Finals||Town's hopes of returning to the UK with the Dana Cup were dashed during the Quarter Final stage on Friday afternoon with a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Byasen IL 1. Nevertheless, the lads must be congratulated for progressing so far in what is an extremely difficult competition to win.|
|25th Jul 2007||Dana Cup progress.||Buntingford Town FC's youth football teams' defence of the U19 Dana Cup has reached the knock out stage with the team set up nicely having won their initial group stage with two wins and a draw.|
|7th Jul 2007||Dana Cup.||On Saturday 21st July Buntingford Town manager Paul Attfield will take the club's youth team to defend the Dana Cup in Denmark.|
|11th Jun 2007||Appeal turned down.||Unfortunately, Town's appeal against the ruling which saw the club stripped of the Premier Division Championship has been rejected.|
|7th Jun 2007||Bury lease extended for 10 years.||The Bury, home to Buntingford Town FC and Buntingford Cougars Youth FC since January 2004, has announced that it has successfully negotiated with Sainsbury Supermarkets Ltd to extend the lease currently held on the sports facility at the Sainsbury distribution depot, for a further ten years.|
|30th May 2007||Presentation Evening - 2nd June.||The Presentation Evening for the County and U18 sides will be on Saturday 2nd June at The Bury.|
|23rd May 2007||The HSCL Championship Title.||It is with great disappointment to report that following the receipt of a protest from a Herts Senior County League member club regarding the eligibility of a Buntingford Town FC player the Herts Senior County League have charged Buntingford Town F.C. and deducted six points from the first team’s total. The HSCL Premier division table has been adjusted to reflect this charge.|
|17th May 2007||U18s lose on penalties.||Tuesday evening's Ridgeons Youth League Final ended in disappointment for Town's U18s when they lost the match during an exciting penalty shootout at Diss Town FC. Nevertheless, to reach the final was an achievement in itself, and we would like to congratulate manager Paul Attfield and his team for, yet again, a very competitive season.|
|13th May 2007||U18s Reach Final.||On Thursday evening Town's U18s reached the final of the Ridgeon Youth League Championship with a 1-0 victory over Woodbridge Town. The team will now face East Division winners Lowestoft Town at Diss Town football ground on Tuesday evening. Kick-off is at 7:45pm - can the club lift just 1 more trophy this season? Get along to Diss and help by supporting the lads.|
|10th May 2007||Annual General Meeting.||The club will be holding its AGM at The Bury on Thursday 17th May. To see further details, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).|
|10th May 2007||Semi-Final.||This evening Town's U18s play Woodbridge Town in the Ridgeons Youth League playoff semi-final at the Herts FA County Ground in Letchworth. The team would really appreciate your support so get behind the lads and come along to the match if you can. Cheer Town on to to the final! Kick-off is at 8:00pm.|
|7th May 2007||Champions!||On Saturday Town became Herts County League Premier Division Champions with a scorching 8-1 victory over London Lions.|
|5th May 2007||Crunch time!||Get on down to The Bury this afternoon... forget Man Utd vs Man City, Town are playing the Lions. 1 point will secure the Championship. Don't miss history in the making...|
|29th Apr 2007||Sweet and Sour.||The First Team moved within touching distance of the Premiership title on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Sandridge Rovers.|
|23rd Apr 2007||Hanging on in there!||On Saturday Town played out a goalless draw at Whitewebbs, but with Hadley inflicting a 5-2 defeat on Knebworth, Buntingford's lead at the top of the Herts Senior County League Premier Division has now been reduced to just 1 point.|
|16th Apr 2007||8 goals, 7 scorers.||The first Team improved their position at the top of the league on Saturday with an 8-0 demolition of Elliott Star, with no less than 7 different players registering their names on the scoresheet.|
|12th Apr 2007||Divisional Champions||Town's U18s secured the Ridgeons Youth League West Division Championship last night with a 4-1 win over Royston Town.|
|11th Apr 2007||Presentation Evening - 14th April.||The Presentation Evening for the 2 District sides and the Vets side will be on Saturday 14th April at The Bury.|
|10th Apr 2007||U18s challenge for the title.||Tomorrow evening Town's U18s play Royston Town at the Herts County ground in Letchworth - a victory will see the side win their division of the Ridgeons Youth League for the second consecutive season.|
|5th Apr 2007||Joint Top!||Last night's 1-0 home victory over Codicote saw the First Team go level on points with leaders Hadley at the top of the Herts County League Premier Division.|
|26th Mar 2007||Goalscorers Stats Update.||The goalscorers table has now been adjusted to correct any discrepancies for the First Team and the U18 squads. The District goalscorers have now been added using details from the Hertford & District League - where no golascorers have been given to the league, no goalscorers appear on our table!|
|26th Mar 2007||Four wins in four.||Following last Saturday's encouraging performances this weekend saw all four sides record victories along with a cup-final to look forward to as a bonus!|
|19th Mar 2007||Almost perfect.||It was almost a perfect weekend as 3 of our 4 senior teams secured wins, with only the Reserves failing to achieve victory.|
|12th Mar 2007||Cup exit.||A hotly-disputed penalty decision saw Town exit the Aubrey Cup at the quarter final stage on Saturday, with victors Hadley now due to face North Met Police in the semi on April 7th.|
|5th Mar 2007||It's Hot at the Top!||Following an enthralling game on Saturday the First Team moved to within a point of the top of the Herts Senior County League Premier Division.|
|1st Mar 2007||Quiz Night!||The club will be holding a Quiz Night at The Bury on Friday March 9th.|
|21st Feb 2007||Missed opportunity.||The First Team missed out on the chance to top the Premier Division last night as they went down 2-0 at Wormley Rovers. But, with 13 games still to play, anything can happen. We are in for an exciting couple of months!|
|18th Feb 2007||EJA League Tables now available.||At long last the New Eastern Junior Alliance website is up and running. Click on the appropriate link on the right to see the league table (which unfortunately does not make good reading).|
|11th Feb 2007||Another washout!||All of this weekend's games were cancelled due to snow/rain/watterlogging. You name it, we've had it!|
|7th Feb 2007||County call-ups cause postponement.||The call up of 5 of Town's Youth Squad for Herts FA duty on Sunday has resulted in the postponement of the scheduled match against Brentwood. Hopefully the weather predicted over the next few days will not result in further matches being called off!|
|31st Jan 2007||Floodlit Cup progress.||The First Team progressed to the semi-final of the Herts Floodlit Cup on Monday evening thanks to a 1-0 win over Wodson Park.|
|30th Jan 2007||Goals goals goals!||Town's first string put 10 goals past Wormley Rovers on Saturday to move themselves up into 4th position in the league. Will Turl's hat-trick, along with his 4 goals against Wormley in the Herts Floodlit Cup last Tuesday, sees him move into top spot in the goalscorer's table.|
|25th Jan 2007||Cup results.||On Sunday the U18s failed to make the quarter-final of the Herts County Cup, going down 4-2 to last year's winners, Borehamwood. On a happier note, the First Team beat Wormley Rovers 5-1 on Tuesday evening to push themselves ever closer to a semi-final place.|
|22nd Jan 2007||Rain again.||Three of Saturday's matches were postponed due to waterlogged pitches, but the one game which was played resulted in some cheer for the club - the A's recorded a 5-2 victory over Mangrove. Perhaps now that the lads know what it feels like to score 5, rather than concede 5, they can turn their season round!|
|15th Jan 2007||Tight at the top!||Saturday's 3-0 victory over Standon & Puckeridge Reserves saw Town's second string move into 4th position in the league.|
|6th Jan 2007||Washout!||All four of Saturday's matches were postponed due to waterlogged pitches - hardly surprising considering the rain we've been having. Hopefully normal service can be resumed next week!|
|4th Jan 2007||All set for 2007.||Saturday sees the return of football to Buntingford as the First Team face Bushey Rangers and the A's entertain league leaders Thundridge Utd. At last no more shopping on a Saturday afternoon!|
|22nd Dec 2006||Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year||Tomorrow sees the Reserves play their final game of 2006 - indeed, there will be no more matches until January.|
|11th Dec 2006||Fisher claims his 15th of the season.||Phil Fisher claimed his 15th goal of the season on Saturday afternoon, although this was not enough to win the game against Standon & Puckeridge Reserves. The First Team now have 3 players on 8 goals apiece - surely a sign that competition for places and end of season recognition is hotting up!|
|8th Dec 2006||Working Party||Work has been going on all week at The Bury in order to get the pitch into a fit state for tomorrow's game, but more still needs to be done.|
|4th Dec 2006||Reserves hit 3rd spot.||With the First Team's clash against Whitewebbs postponed due to a waterlogged pitch the Reserves took the opportunity to move into 3rd position in their league table with a 4-0 win over Hatfield Town Reserves on Saturday.|
|27th Nov 2006||Rain stops play.||Saturday's First and Reserve team matches were both postponed last weekend due to heavy rainfall rendering pitches unfit for use.|
|22nd Nov 2006||Seven for the A's||The 'A' Team followed up last weekend's encouraging performance with a 7-1 win over Mangrove in the first round of the District League's Division One Cup. Let's hope this is a sign of things to come!|
|13th Nov 2006||The 'A's get the point!||On his return from a broken-toe-enforced layoff, Steve Dare scored the 'A's goal in their 1-1 draw against Wodson Park to secure the first league point of the season for Del Brand's side. May this be the start of a good pre-Christmas run for the team.|
|7th Nov 2006||Hatfield Town.||Tomorrow evening's First Team match will be played at Harpenden.|
|31st Oct 2006||Family Fireworks Extravaganza!||On Sunday 5th November the club is putting on its annual fireworks display at The Bury.|
|26th Oct 2006||Cup action this Saturday.||On Saturday afternoon Buntingford will entertain Hatfield Town in the Herts Centenary Trophy at The Bury - it is bound to be a close game so come along and put your support behind the team.|
|19th Oct 2006||Good Luck Jorden!||All his friends at Buntingford Town FC would like to congratulate goalkeeper Jorden Gibson who has now signed a 1 year contract with Luton Town.|
|16th Oct 2006||A Full Weekend.||With no fewer than 6 teams on show it was a full weekend of action for the club.|
|13th Oct 2006||The Big Match||Tomorrow the First Team travel to top of the table Hadley in the Herts Senior County League. A win for Town would bring the team level on points with the opposition - it is by far the most important game of the season to date.|
|6th Oct 2006||Eastern Junior Cup win.||The U18s progressed to the second round of the Eastern Junior Cup last night with a penalty shootout victory over Woodbridge Town.|
|3rd Oct 2006||FA County Youth Cup||Hertforshire FA U18s defeated Herefordshire FA U18s by 5 goals to 3 on Saturday in the first round of the FA County Youth Cup.|
|28th Sep 2006||Buried by Borough.||Last night the U18s' FA Youth Cup dreams were shattered by a strong Hillingdon Borough side as Buntingford slumped to a 4-1 defeat.|
|26th Sep 2006||Football Boot Amnesty||Young football players in South Africa have very little money - boots cost £30, equivalent to a weekly wage.|
|20th Sep 2006||Quiz Night||Come along to our Quiz Night on Saturday 30th September for an evening of brain-mashing entertainment at The Bury.|
|15th Sep 2006||FA Youth Cup.||Last night Town's U18s progressed to the First Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup with an exciting 3-1 victory over Burnham Ramblers.|
|6th Sep 2006||Membership Fees||A reminder to all players that Annual Membership Fees are now due.|
|4th Sep 2006||Reserves in 7-goal thriller||The Reserves won their first league match of the season on Saturday, beating visitors Elliot Star Reserves 4-3.|
|2nd Sep 2006||Change of pitch.||The venue for this afternoon's Reserve team match at home to Elliot Star Reserves has been switched to the pitch at Luynes Rise, ie the Buntingford Community Centre. Kick-off is at 3:00pm.|
|29th Aug 2006||FA Youth Cup.||Town's U18s travel to Burnham Ramblers on Thursday 14th September for an FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round match.|
|27th Aug 2006||Town still top the table.||The First Team maintained its 100% record yesterday with a 2-0 victory over Bedmond Sports and Social.|
|19th Aug 2006||Top Team.||Yup, there's a long way to go - but Town put in a lively performance this afternoon to convincingly win their first league match of the season at home to Metropolitan Police Bushey and head the Herts County League Premier Division table.|
|18th Aug 2006||Kick-off!||Tomorrow sees the first competitive match of the season when Town face Metropolitan Police Bushey at The Bury. Kick-off is at 3:00pm - come along and enjoy the game!|
|11th Aug 2006||Ambitious and Under 16?||Are you under 16 and fancy playing in the highest profile Youth Football League in the Eastern Counties?|
|8th Aug 2006||New Fixtures||The first league fixtures for both County League teams have now been added to the Fixtures section.|
|5th Aug 2006||Dana Cup Victory.||Town's youth team followed up their remarkable 200/06 season by winning the Dana Cup under 19's section in Northern Denmark last week.|
|24th Jul 2006||Further Training Sessions.||'B' Team manager Andy Voy will be holding training sessions for those likely to be playing in the District League next season at Norfolk Road on Monday and Thurday evenings. Sessions begin at 7:30pm and end at 9:00pm|
|22nd Jul 2006||Match Postponed.||This afternoon's First Team fixture against Wellingborough Town has been cancelled. By all means feel free to go up The Bury for an afternoon drink anyway!|
|12th Jul 2006||Senior Squad Training.||Senior pre-season training starts at 7:30 this Thursday at the Buntingford Community Centre, Luynes Rise. With first team manager Paul Attfield gallivanting around the southern coast of Turkey pre-season start up will be in the hands of Tony Galvin, Duncan Easley and Luke Capon.|
|11th Jul 2006||Vets Fixtures.||Vets Manager Kevin White has spent the last month on the phone and his team now has a bunch of fixtures arranged for their forthcoming season. .
Check out the Fixtures section for details.
|10th Jul 2006||FA Youth Cup Draw.||Here we are in the first week of July and the draw for the Preliminary Round of the FA Youth Cup has already been made. Town have been drawn away to Burnham Ramblers (near St Osyth/Clacton), with the winners playing Sun Postal or Hillingdon Borough (away) in the 1st Round Qualifying.|
|4th Jul 2006||Attfield picks up Merit Shield||Youth team manager Paul Attfield attended the Ridgeons Youth League AGM at Soham Town Rangers FC on Monday.|
|19th Jun 2006||Trials and training for 2006/2007 season.||The Under 16 Trials Day is on Sunday 2nd July 2006 at Buntingford Community Centre, Luynes Rise at 11am; next season the U16s will play in the Sunday Eastern Junior Alliance League.|
|13th Jun 2006||First pre-season friendlies.||Town's first pre-season friendly of the forthcoming season will be on the 22nd July when we shall welcome last season's runners-up in the United Counties League Division One, Wellingborough Town.
Check out the Fixtures section for the other matches.
|31st May 2006||Annual General Meeting||The club's 2006 AGM is scheduled for 7:30pm on Wednesday 7th June at The Bury. All members are invited to attend.|
|16th May 2006||U18's lift Ridgeons Championship||Last night a 2-0 victory over Mildenhall Town saw Buntingford's U18's win the Ridgeons Youth League Championship. Goals from Gary Christie and Robbie Wilmott saw the team wrap up a most remarkable season for the lads with smiles all round!|
|9th May 2006||Youth Cup Success!||Second-half goals from Robbie Wilmott and Gary Christie saw Buntingford's U18s lift the Ridgeons Youth Cup this evening.|
|9th May 2006||Presentation Evening Tickets||The May 13th deadline for purchase of tickets for the club's Presentation Evening is fast approaching, so get yourselves along to the The Bury now before it is too late!
This year the event is being held on Saturday 20th May at Whitehills Golf Club, Dane End, near Ware.
|6th May 2006||Silverware at last!||The memory of two successive cup final defeats were wiped away this afternoon as Town beat Buckhurst Hill 5-1 in the final of the Herts Floodlit Cup.|
|4th May 2006||U18s lift post-final gloom.||Following Monday's disappointing defeat in the Aubrey Cup Final the club was boosted by last night's U18s 2-0 victory over Haverhill Rovers.|
|30th Apr 2006||Aubrey Cup Final||Town will be playing Hadley in the Aubrey Cup Final on Bank Holiday Monday (1st May). Kick-off is at 3:00pm at Ware Town FC (Wodson Park). Come along and enjoy what is expected to be a close game!|
|27th Apr 2006||Champions!||A 6-0 victory over Royston Town saw Buntingford's U18s secure the Ridgeons Youth League West Division championship last night with one game to spare.|
|26th Apr 2006||U18s bounce back.||Buntingford Town U18s bounced back from their disappointing County Cup Final defeat on Sunday with a 9-0 win over Eyenesbury Rovers last night. They now need just 3 points from their last 2 league matches to win the league title.|
|24th Apr 2006||U18s' disappointment.||Town's U18s lost 2-1 after extra time in the Herts FA County Cup Final on Sunday.|
|21st Apr 2006||Herts County Cup Final||This Sunday, at 2:30pm, Town's U18s face Borehamwood in the final of the Herts County Cup at the Herts FA County Ground.
|20th Apr 2006||Presentation Evening||This year the end of season presentation evening is being held on Saturday 20th May at Whitehills Golf Club, Dane End, near Ware.
|19th Apr 2006||The Finals keep coming!||Yesterday evening, Town beat Metropolitan Police Bushey by two goals to nil to reach the final of the Herts Floodlit Cup by an aggregate score of 3-1.|
|13th Apr 2006||U18s reach another Cup Final.||Goals from Ashley Townsend, David Cain and Tim Jarman resulted in a 3-0 victory over Stotfold last night to secure a place in the Ridgeons League Youth Cup Final.|
|11th Apr 2006||Return of the Webmaster!||Following a well-earned rest in the Algarve the webmaster has now updated the fixtures, results and goalscorers' table. Sorry for the break in updates - normal service will now be resumed!|
|3rd Apr 2006||Aubrey Cup Final||Following a close and entertaining match on Saturday a 100+ crowd saw Buntingford Town progress to the final of the Aubrey Cup following a 2-1 win over Codicote.|
|30th Mar 2006||Herts Floodlit Cup - Match Postponed.||This evening's Herts Floodlit Cup semi-final (second leg) has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.|
|27th Mar 2006||Not the best of weekends.||The First Team's run of 9 consecutive games without defeat came to an abrupt end on Saturday as they lost 2-1 to a determined Chipperfield Corrinthians who are fighting for survival in the Premier Division.|
|19th Mar 2006||U18s reach historic final.||Another milestone for the club was witnessed this afternoon when the U18s reached the final of the Herts County Cup with a 4-0 home victory against Potters Bar. Congratulations to the youth squad who have 'done us proud' all season. We look forward to supporting them in the final at the County Ground Letchworth on Sunday 23rd April.|
|17th Mar 2006||A busy week ahead.||Town, will be playing no less than 9 matches over the next week - busy times ahead.|
|11th Mar 2006||Rain stops play.||Due to the poor weather we have endured during the last week both the home Aubrey Cup Semi-final and the 'B' Team's away Reserve Cup match at Much Hadham have had to be postponed. Cup glory will have to wait a little while longer.|
|7th Mar 2006||Seven Up!||Last night the U18s put seven goals past Huntingdon Town to no reply in the Ridgeons Youth League in a performance which was simply quite awesome.|
|20th Feb 2006||First Team progress.||Following yet another fine victory over Whitewebbs, the First Team have now reached 3rd position in the Premier Division of the Herts Senior County League.|
|16th Feb 2006||U18s put 8 past Warboys.||Yesterday evening Town's U18s put beat Warboys Town 8-0 in an impressive performance at Norton Road, with Ashley Townsend scoring his second hat-trick in two games.|
|7th Feb 2006||Galvin speaks out!||Town's coach, former Republic of Ireland player Tony Galvin, was recently interviewed by Tony Incenzo for the FA's website. Click here to read it!|
|30th Jan 2006||League leaders beaten at home.||Buntingford Town secured an emphatic 2-0 victory at Whitewebbs on Saturday.|
|25th Jan 2006||Footy Famine!||An afternoon of shopping may well be on the cards for Buntingford's home supporters this weekend as there are no games in the Town at all!|
|21st Jan 2006||Postponed matches.||Due to circumstances beyond our control this afternoon's Reserve Team match at the Bury has been postponed. However, for those of you who need to see a game on a Saturday, the 'A' team's home fixture against Kings Sports, the team just one place above them, kicks off at 2:00pm at Luynes Rise. Tomorrow's Vet's game has also been cancelled as Bluntisham have been unable to raise a side.|
|16th Jan 2006||Cup Progress.||Despite a batch of disappointing results this weekend the club were cheered to hear that 2 of their teams had progressed in cup competitions. The First Team beat Hatfield Town in the quarter final of the Aubrey Cup and will now play the winner of the Codicote/Sarratt match. The U18s reached the quarter final of the Herts County Cup with a comfortable 6-1 victory over Bengeo Tigers.|
|10th Jan 2006||Mixed Fortunes.||All did not go to plan as the club started 2006, with a number of defeats being recorded. However, a couple of good wins also left us in good heart looking forward to the challenges ahead.|
|5th Jan 2006||Goalscoring Stats added.||At long last, goalscoring stats for the current season have been added to the website. Click on the 'Stats' link on the menu to view them; other stats will be added in due course.|
|31st Dec 2005||Happy New Year!||Buntingford Town FC would like to wish all its supporters, players and friends a happy and prosperous 2006. Don't forget - the full league season commences on Saturday January 7th - come on Town!|
|20th Dec 2005||Festive Footy||Due to the Christmas festivities there will be no matches this coming weekend, but next week the First Team have a home match on Tuesday 27th at The Bury, where they face Sandridge Rovers at 1 o'clock. There will also be a Herts Floodlit Cup match on Wednesday, when we will entertain Standon & Puckeridge at Norton Road; kick-off is at 7:45pm.|
|10th Dec 2005||Super Saturday returns!||Four games - four wins! A superb pre-Christmas boost for the club as all 4 senior squads came away happy this afternoon.|
|4th Dec 2005||Del's Boys come up trumps.||Del Brand's 'A' side did the double over table-toppers Westmill Reserves this afternoon, scoring 2 goals to no reply at Luynes Rise. Town are the only team to have beaten the 'Mill this season, not once, but twice - surely this will give the lads the confidence they need in order to beat lesser sides.|
|24th Nov 2005||Training Kit.||A quick reminder to players who have ordered training kit that payment must be made by Saturday 26th November. Payment can be sent to Simply Sportswear at 89 Ascot Crescent, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 5SU - please make cheques payable to Simply Sportswear - or given to Luke Capon at The Bury after Saturday's game.|
|23rd Nov 2005||We're proud of you boys!||Town went down 3-1 to Brentford at Griffin Park with their heads held high in Round 2 Proper of the FA Youth Cup.|
|21st Nov 2005||Attfield on air!||Town's U18s Manager Paul Attfield will be appearing live on BBC Three Counties Radio at 9:30am on Tuesday morning, where he will be discussing the evening's forthcoming FA Youth Cup tie at Brentford, and the prospect of a 3rd-round match against Arsenal should the lads come good. Listen to BBC Three Counties Radio on 95.5, 104.5 & 103.8 FM and on 630 & 1161 AM.|
|21st Nov 2005||A feast of goals.||The 6 matches over the weekend produced no fewer than 36 goals between them.|
|15th Nov 2005||FA Youth Cup||On Tuesday 22rd November the U18s visit Griffin Park to play League One club Brentford in the Second Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup. Please come along and support the lads.|
|13th Nov 2005||Kit purchases.||Tomorrow at training will be the last chance to place your order for discounted training kit with Simply Sportswear Ltd.
Click here for more details.
|11th Nov 2005||Shots lose the shootout!||Town's U18s progressed to the Second Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup last night with a penalty shootout win at Aldershot Town.|
|8th Nov 2005||SRG give Town their backing.||SRG, a leading provider of total recruitment solutions to the scientific, engineering and clinical sectors, has assisted the club by sponsoring the forthcoming appearance in the FA Youth Cup and advertising our success on their website.|
|6th Nov 2005||Training cancelled.||Due to the recent bad weather tomorrow's senior side training has been cancelled because of the condition of the pitch at Norton Road.|
|3rd Nov 2005||FA Youth Cup Transport.||The away tie against Aldershot Town in the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup will be played on Thursday November 10th at 7.30pm. The club would like to get as much support as possible for the lads, so we are arranging transport for supporters.|
|1st Nov 2005||Family Fireworks Extravaganza||Sunday 6th November at the Bury – come and enjoy Buntingford’s only public family fireworks display.|
|28th Oct 2005||Membership Fees - last chance.||As all players are aware, membership fees are due by 31st October 2005.|
|28th Oct 2005||Town's hot-shots head to The Shots.||Town's U18s progressed to the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday evening following their 1-0 win over Rothwell Corinthians. They have been rewarded with a journey to Conference side Aldershot Town - the match will take place during the week commencing 7th November. Congratulations to the team in achieving what is yet another milestone for the club.|
|26th Oct 2005||FA Youth Cup||This evening Town's U18s play in the Third Round Qualifying in the FA Youth Cup at Norton Road, Baldock.|
|20th Oct 2005||Get kitted up.||In association with Simply Sportswear Ltd, the club is pleased to offer the chance to offer a discounted range of sportswear to all its members. Contact Reserve Team coach, Luke Capon, for more details; there will be samples available at training on 31st October.
Click here for more details.
|17th Oct 2005||A weekend to forget?||It was a weekend to forget as all 4 senior sides, the Vets and the U16's lost. But should we forget it? The teams all know that they are capable of getting better results - perhaps this weekend should serve as a reminder that success in football is not possible without hard work and commitment.|
|10th Oct 2005||FA Youth Cup||Town's U18 play on Wednesday night at Baldock in the Second Round Qualifying of the FA Youth Cup. Now that England do not need a win on Wednesday evening, why not go along and cheer Town on! Kick-off is at 7:45pm.|
|4th Oct 2005||Goodbye Intermediate Cup...||Town failed at the first hurdle in their defence of the Herts Intermediate Cup on Saturday when the Reserves were beaten 4-0 away at North Mymms. Nevertheless, last year's cup final will always bring back great memories.|
|28th Sep 2005||U18s in historic win.||Town's U18s progressed to the next round of the FA Youth Cup with a 3-0 victory over Halstead Town on Monday evening. Their reward is a home tie (at Norton Road, Baldock) against Henley Town on 12th October. Kick-off is at 7:45pm.|
|22nd Sep 2005||FA Youth Cup||Town's U18s warmed up for Monday's FA Youth Cup match in spectacular fashion last night as they progressed to the first round proper of the Midweek Youth Cup with a 6-0 thrashing of Eynesbury Rovers.|
|15th Sep 2005||Membership Fees.||A reminder to all players that membership fees for the season are now due. Thanks also to those who have already settled their accounts; it is appreciated and makes the job of the committee so much easier.|
|12th Sep 2005||Youth squads make a bright start.||The first league games of the season went for both the U18 and U16 Sunday sides, with convincing wins for each team.|
|11th Sep 2005||Reserves in 7 goal thriller.||Town's Reserves emerged as victors in a 7-goal thriller against Elliott Star, and now progress to Round 2 of the Reserve Cup. A scorching 30-yard Lee Ridings strike 1 minute from time secured the 4-3 win.|
|7th Sep 2005||Norfolk Road update.||The project to improve the drainage at Norfolk Road is drawing to a close and should be completed by the end of this week.|
|4th Sep 2005||First full weekend.||Four teams turned out for the club this weekend, a tribute to the organisation that goes on behind the scenes. Unfortunately we netted only 1 point from a possible 7 (work it out - we have 2 sides in the Hertford and District League!), but Aubrey Cup progress was a bonus.|
|25th Aug 2005||Reserves defeated in first league outing.||The Reserves lost 3-2 to Codicote Reserves, a game in which they should have secured at least one point. Phil Fisher and Tim Jarman were the Buntingford scorers.|
|24th Aug 2005||Unbeaten, but unconvincing.||Two 1-1 draws see Buntingford unbeaten on their return to the Premier Division after an absence of over 30 years. This year will prove a lot tougher than the last campaign - can the lads return to winning ways?|
|19th Aug 2005||New Season - New Look!||Tomorrow sees the first league game of the 2005/2006 season, with the First Team at home to Hinton. Kick-off is at 3:00pm at The Bury. We have also changed the website as you can see ...|
|13th Aug 2005||1-0 victory over Ware FC||A Lee Ridings goal late in the second half secured victory for Buntingford in their penultimate pre-season friendly - the team play their last friendly before the season begins at Broxbourne Borough V&E on Tuesday evening.|
|7th Aug 2005||Town earn creditable 0-0 draw.||Buntingford's first string earned a creditable 0-0 draw during their penultimate friendly of their pre-season campaign against Southern League visitors Enfield FC at the Bury yesterday.|
|26th Jul 2005||6-a-side success!||Ok, so Town's teams didn't win anything in the recent 6-a-side tournaments - but both events were a great success and we may repeat the experience next year. For the record, winners of the Senior competition were Northmet Riverside, with Birchanger taking the Veterans trophy.
Click here to see the Senior group stage results, here to see the Senior knockout stage results.
Click here to see the Vets group stage results, here to see the Vets knockout stage results.
|19th Jul 2005||U18 Tour News.||Gothia Cup 2005
Buntingford Town U18's 6 0 Alta IF
Buntingford Town U18's 0 0 Kobenhavns BV
Buntingford Town U18's 1 0 Nassetts
Knockout Stage (last 32):
Buntingford Town U18's 1 6 Florunda
Buntingford Town U18's 5 0 Leinstrad Byn
Buntingford Town U18's 5 0 Hodd IL
Buntingford Town U18's 3 0 Eiderstals Molfs
Buntingford Town U18's 2 1 Vidar FK
Buntingford Town U18's 0 1 Egerstunds
|13th Jul 2005||Ready for Sunday?||In Sunday's senior 6-a-side tournament we will start with 20 teams; 16 teams will go through to the knockout stage...|
|1st Jul 2005||Training Dates.||Training starts at the Buntingford Community Centre at 7:00pm on Monday 4th July, and continues every Monday and Thursday during the pre-season period. Both new and existing players are welcome to attend.|
|28th Jun 2005||6-a-side Update.||Only a few entries now remain for each of the 6-a-side tournaments, so if you wish to enter a team now is the time to act!
Teams which have entered the Senior tournament include Little Munden, Northmet Riverside, Hertford Heath, Parklands, Ramsey Rockets, AFC Santos and First Class Business Solutions.
For the Vets tournament we shall be entertaining, amongst others, Standon & Puckeridge, Ashwell, Croxley Guild, Deaconsfield and Little Munden.
|22nd Jun 2005||6-a-side Tournaments.||The club is organising two 6-a-side tournaments for July which are open to all. There will be a Senior players' tournament on Sunday July 17th, followed by a Veterans' (over 35) competition on Sunday 24th July.|
|20th Jun 2005||Open evening review.||Details of last season's achievements along with plans for the forthcoming campaign were presented at last Thursday's Open Evening.|
|14th Jun 2005||Open Evening and AGM.||The club will be hosting an Open Evening at the Bury at 7:30pm on Thursday 16th June during which we will present details of our successes and progress during the last 12 months, along with our plans for the future. Anybody interested in the club may attend.
Immediately following the Open Evening, at approximately 8:45, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting.
|2nd Jun 2005||Arsenal Celebs to meet Town's Vets||A team made up of Town's Veterans and Cougars' Managers will meet an Arsenal Celebrity XI on Sunday June 19th in a charity event at The Bury.|
|14th May 2005||Programmed for success.||The club received notification today that in the Wirral Programme Club annual survey of non-league programmes our offering has been placed first in the Herts Senior County League.|
|9th May 2005||Presentation Evening||This year the end of season presentation evening is being held on Friday 3rd June, at the Bury Lodge Hotel in Stansted.
Tickets are priced at £25 per person - these must be paid for in full by Sunday 22nd May as we need to confirm numbers with the hotel by then.
|28th Apr 2005||Reserves secure promotion spot.||Goals from Carl Frostick, Scott Wake and Jim Williamson secured the team's promotion to Division One, the 3-0 win over Whitewebbs seeing them finish the season in third position in the league table.|
|23rd Apr 2005||Double trouble for Standon.||There were smiles all round at The Bury this afternoon as Town's Reserves secured all 3 points with a 3-2 win over their Standon and Puckeridge counterparts.
The First Team rounded off a perfect day with the news that they too had beaten Standon, this time by 4 goals to 1.
|19th Apr 2005||U18's win League Chamionship||Town's youngsters continued the club's remarkable season by becoming champions of the North Division of the Eastern Junior Alliance League with one game to spare. They will now play the winners of the East and South Divisions for the overall Roseberry Championship Cup during early May. Well done lads!|
|16th Apr 2005||Busy at The Bury!||It's all go at The Bury this weekend. This afternoon both the First's and Reserve's will be strutting their stuff - the first match kicks off at 2:00pm.
Tomorrow afternoon the Under 18s will win the league if they secure victory in their home match against Ransome Sports - again, the kick off is at 2:00pm.
|10th Apr 2005||Two more wins; match cancelled.||Yesterday the First Team beat Allenburys Sports 4-3, with Charlie Henry scoring the winner just a few minutes from time; the Reserves beat Sarratt 4-0, the goals coming from Del Brand, Ian Tokely and a two from in-form Ashley Townsend.
This afternoon's U18 match has been called off by Felixstowe and Walton and Town will be awarded the 3 points. This means that 3 points from the last 2 matches will secure the U18's the league title...
|1st Apr 2005||Championship Title Presentation||County League chairman Cecil Hudson will present the Championship Title to the club after the final whistle of tomorrow's First Team match, which kicks-off at 2:00pm.
The Reserve team game, scheduled for a 4 o'clock kick-off, will commence following the presentation.
|27th Mar 2005||Champions!||A 3-1 away win at Cuffley coupled with Little Munden's defeat at North Mymms saw the First Team crowned as League Champions yesterday. Congratulations to Paul Attfield and his team.
Not to be outdone, both the Reserves and 'A's also had victories to cap off a most extraordinary week for the club.
|23rd Mar 2005||Henry brace secures silverware.||Two second-half goals from Charlie Henry saw Town lift the Herts Intermediate Cup as they defeated Broxbourne Borough V&E Reserves at the County Ground Letchworth last night.
Mitchell Cox put Buntingford in front midway through the first half, but by half-time Broxbourne had equalised. During the second period Town exhibited the kind of quality team play we have seen all season - a great spectacle for the 250-plus crowd!
|22nd Mar 2005||Cup Final Tonight.||The First Team face Broxbourne Burrough V&E Reserves from the Suburban League this evening at the County Ground, Letchworth. Kick-off is at 7:45, so come along and support the club in their quest for silverware.|
|22nd Mar 2005||Promotion secured; Reserves destroy Allenburys.||Saturday's 5-0 victory over Loughton secured the First Team's promotion to the County League Premier Division - a big 'well-done' to Paul Attfield and his team.
The Reserves were also in scoring form, putting 7 goals past Allenbury Sports Reserves to no reply, therebye keeping their own hopes of an end-of-season promotion alive...
|15th Mar 2005||Two close calls.||Both the First Team and the Reserves won on Saturday, but in each case we were fortunate to secure the three points.|
|10th Mar 2005||Lemsford tie to be replayed.||January's home 3-2 victory over Lemsford has been declared null and void by the County League after the opposition wrote to them complaining about the venue facilities at this hastily re-arranged match.
The game will be replayed on Tuesday 12th April at The Bury.
|26th Feb 2005||Henry bags 4 as Town storm ahead.||Charlie Henry scored 4 goals this afternoon during a confident 8-1 win over London Road (St. Peters) this afternoon. The Reserves returned to The Bury with long faces following their 3-0 defeat to bottom of the table Croxley Guild Reserves...|
|23rd Feb 2005||Weekend results.||Despite an under-par performance the First Team secured another 2 points in their chase for the League Championship, beating Knebworth by the odd goal in 5. The other winners of the weekend were the U18's who ran out as comfortable victors with a 2-0 win over Colchester-based Stanway Rovers.
The Reserves slumped to a 2-0 defeat against top of the table Wormley Rovers, and the Vets went down 3-1 to their Standon & Puckeridge counterparts.
|18th Feb 2005||Pop Music Quiz||Please come along to our Pop Music Quiz on Saturday 5th March, 7:30pm, at The Bury. Tickets are priced at £6 each, and naturally there will be a bar and plenty of food. Teams of up to 8 people are permitted.|
|15th Feb 2005||Youth team game postponed.||The Youth team match scheduled for 16th February has been postponed.|
|13th Feb 2005||The Finals beckons...||A Matt Charles first-half strike against Cheshunt Reserves yesterday secured Town a place in the final of the Herts Intermediate Cup, where they will face Broxbourne Borough V&E Reserves at The County Ground, Letchworth, on 22nd March.|
|8th Feb 2005||A's and Vets on form.||The ever-improving 'A' side secured an impressive 5-0 victory over Deaconsfield on Saturday which included a brace apiece from Ricky Thompson & Steve Dare. The Vets beat Tynebridge Vets for the first time in 6 matches, a score of 2-1 resulting in broad grins all round.
In the County League the Reserves drew 0-0 with Standon & Puckeridge to remain in contention for a top 3 position at the end of the season. The only disappointment of the weekend saw the U18's ejected from the Herts County Youth Cup by Garston Utd.
|2nd Feb 2005||U18's progress to semi final.||Sunday's U18's earned themselves a semi-final tie in the Eastern Junior Alliance League Cup following their 3-1 win over Potters Bar Town on Sunday. Their opposition in the penultimate game before the final will be Waltham Forest.|
|28th Jan 2005||Venue changes.||Saturday's First Team home fixture has been moved to the Barkway pitch. Click here for a map. Sunday's youth team match will now be played as an away fixture.
The Reserve's match has been postponed.
|25th Jan 2005||Goal frenzy!||Town's teams scored a total of 28 goals in 4 competitive matches last weekend. The First Team beat London Road (St.Peters) 8-1, the Reserves inflicted a 6-1 defeat upon Cuffley Reserves, and the A's hit double figures as they put 10 past Cottered Reserves who managed 1 goal in each half.
To polish off a fine weekend for the club, the Sunday U18's secured a 4-1 victory over Newmarket Town.
|21st Jan 2005||A busy weekend ahead.||The club has a full weekend of fixtures coming up, with home matches for the Reserves, U18's and Vets, and both the First Team and A's in action on foreign soil!
To cap it all, there is a Quiz at the Bury on Saturday evening too...
|13th Jan 2005||More cup progress.||The U18's progressed to the semi-final of the Herts Junior County Cup with a 2-1 win over Standon & Puckeridge youth on Sunday. On Wednesday, the First Team beat Standon & Puckeridge 6-1 to earn a place in the semi-final of the Herts Floodlit Cup.
It's been a good week for cup football!
|9th Jan 2005||Herts Intermediate Cup Win.||A Charlie Henry brace secured the First Team a place in the semi-final of the Herts Intermediate Cup yesterday. The Reserves also won, beating Knebworth Reserves 3-1 in the league, but the 'A's went down 6-2 at home to County Hall Rangers Reserves.|
|6th Jan 2005||Town move 4 points clear.||The League have awarded the First Team a home win following the cancelled match against Croxley Guild in December; we now head the table with a 4 point cushion over Little Munden.
At The Bury on Saturday we attempt to secure a semi-final place in the Herts Intermediate Cup, and on Sunday the U18's play there in the Herts County Youth Cup. Why not come along and support us in what should be two hard-fought matches...
|30th Dec 2004||'The Bury' website...||Our new home, The Bury, now has its own website.
Check out www.thebury.co.uk and keep in touch with forthcoming events.
|22nd Dec 2004||Merry Christmas!||The club would like to wish all players, supporters and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Training re-commences on Monday 3rd January at Baldock!
|17th Dec 2004||'A' Team game postponed.||Tomorrow's 'A' team match has been postponed thanks to all the rain we have had today.
However, the 'A's pub crawl and curry is still on - meet at 7:00pm in the Bull!
|13th Dec 2004||No game for First Team as Reserves stumble.||Saturday's home match against Croxley Guild was called off by the opposition at the last minute. To add to the frustration of a postponed match the Reserves were eliminated from the Herts Junior Cup by Hemel Sports. At least the 'A's gained a point against Saracens.|
|4th Dec 2004||Intermediate Cup success.||A 1-0 win, thanks to Nick Treadwell's 10th strike of the season, saw Town progress to the next round of the Herts Intermediate Cup this afternoon at the expense of London Lions Reserves.
It was not all good news though - our Reserves were eliminated from the Herts County League's Reserve Cup by Bedmond Sports & Social, and the A's saw their 4-game unbeaten run come to an end thanks to a determined performance from Deaconsfield.
|1st Dec 2004||Match postponed.||These evening's floodlit cup match against Standon & Puckeridge has been postponed.|
|1st Dec 2004||Players meeting.||There will be a senior squad players meeting this Saturday after the matches in the clubhouse at 4.30pm. All Saturday team squad players are expected to attend.
If there is a legitimate reason you cannot make it, you must inform your team manager.
|29th Nov 2004||A good weekend.||The Reserves moved up into 3rd position in the league thanks to their 1-0 win over Bushey Rangers. The 'A's put 5 past Kings Sports Reserves to no reply, and now have more points on the board than they managed for the whole of last season. Finally, the U18's rounded off a good weekend by beating a Bishop Stortford Swifts youth team 4-1 in the Herts County Youth Cup.|
|21st Nov 2004||High scores, good and bad!||On Saturday, the First Team's game against London Road (St, Peters) was postponed due to a frosty pitch, but the Reserves entertained Town's home crowd with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Buckhurst Hill Reserves. Meanwhile, the 'A's outplayed Cottered Reserves during their 6-1 victory with Chris Page scoring a brace against his former club.
Unfortunately it was the Vets who were outplayed this morning as they went down 8-0 against a strong and experienced Standon & Puckeridge outfit.
|9th Nov 2004||Who ate all the pies?||An interesting question; but probably not one which will be asked by Quizmaster Paul Attfield at our Quiz Night on 4th December at the Buntingford Football Facility.
Tickets, available from Paul or behind the bar, are priced at £6 per person and a buffet supper is included. No more than 8 people per team please.
|8th Nov 2004||Intermediate Cup news.||A trip to London Lions Reserves on 4th December is the reward for Town's First team as they progressed to Round 3 of the Herts Intermediate Cup, following their 4-0 victory over Little Munden on Saturday.
The Reserves too had a good weekend, winning 2-1 and the A's deservedly earned a point from 3rd-place Bengeo Tigers. The U18's won 4-2 on Sunday, but the Vets lost by the same scoreline against a youthful(ish) Buntingford Cricket Club.
|4th Nov 2004||The misery continues...||7 is usually a lucky number, but not so for Town last night, with the U18's and the First Team losing 7-4 and 7-1 respectively in their Cup competitions. One highlight though - Kyle Darcy scored his first goal for the club's first string.|
|1st Nov 2004||A bad weekend.||Hard times hit the club last weekend as no results went our way. The First Team were ejected from the Aubrey Cup by Premier Division Whitewebbs, going down 2-0; the Reserves failed to make ground in the league with a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of top of the table Wormley Rovers, and the A's, despite having no match, dropped 4 places to the bottom of the table thanks to other results not going their way.
Let's hope for a better week to come.
|29th Oct 2004||Henry hits five again.||Charlie Henry scored 5 goals for the second time this season as the U18's destroyed Huntingdon 9-0 last night in wet and stormy conditions. Not to be outdone, Craig Gilbert scored a hat-trick. The other goalscorer was Mitchell Cox.|
|26th Oct 2004||Business as usual.||It was 'business as usual' on Saturday as the First Team returned to winning ways, with a 2-0 win over Loughton. The Reserves progressed into the next round of the Reserve Cup with a very creditable 2-0 victory over the first division's high-flyers London Lions Reserves.
Despite putting in their best performance of the season, the A's went down by 3 goals to no reply against 2nd-place Much Hadham Reserves in the league, and on Sunday, the U18s secured a 2-1 victory against Heybridge Swifts.
|21st Oct 2004||The Henry show.||Move over Thierry, it's Charlie's turn!
Town's very own Charlie Henry scored 5 last night during the Under 18's 6-0 demolition of Royston Town U18's. In doing so, he has deservedly moved himself to the top of the leading goalscorers table.
|20th Oct 2004||'V' for Victory!||Town's Veterans bought some cheer to the club this weekend as they secured their first win of the season, beating Goldings Old Boys 4-3. The Sunday U18's also had good news - they beat Hullbridge Sports 4-1 to progress into the next round of the League Cup, where they will play Concord Rangers or Romford.|
|17th Oct 2004||Winning streak comes to an end.||Local rivals Standon & Puckeridge put and end to the First Team's 100% record yesterday, beating the home side by the only goal of the game. It has however been a remarkable run of 10 straight wins for Town and Paul Attfield's lads are to be congratulated for that.
The Reserves progressed in the Herts Junior Cup with a 2-1 win over Bengeo Tigers, and it was smiles all round for Alan Bradbury's 'A' side as they beat Elizabeth Allen Old Boys 'B' by 4 goals to 1.
|15th Oct 2004||Training back on course!||We are pleased to announce that training will commence once again at Baldock under floodlights this Monday evening. Junior squads commence at 7:00pm, Seniors at 8:00pm. All players are required to attend.|
|14th Oct 2004||Moule mauls St. Ives.||A hat-trick from Chris Moule helped secure Town's 7-2 victory over St. Ives last night. The other scorers for the U18's were Charlie Henry (2), Mitchell Cox and Kyle Darcy.|
|11th Oct 2004||Training this week||Training at Baldock has been cancelled again this week; hopefully we shall be back to normal next week with the Youth Squads starting at 7:00pm and the Senior sides starting at 8:00pm. Watch this space!
Individual Managers may arrange alternative training this week, so stand by your phones...
|4th Oct 2004||Town too strong for the Heath||Four goals before the half-time whistle saw a comfortable Buntingford victory over Hertford Heath on Saturday. The Reserves were winners too, as were the Sunday U18s, but all was not totally rosy in the garden..|
|2nd Oct 2004||Training cancelled.||Tuesday night's training at Baldock Town has been cancelled for all teams due to the fact that a match is taking place at the pitch.
However, Alan Bradbury is organising training for the 'A' Team at 6:30 on Tuesday at Norfolk Road.
|26th Sep 2004||Town maintain 100% record||Yesterday's 3-0 win over Allenburys Sports sees Paul Attfield's side 7 points clear at the top of the table, with a maximum 21 points from 7 games. The Reserves also fared well, with a 5-0 victory over Croxley Guild, but the 'A's lost once more, this time to Enfield Lock.|
|24th Sep 2004||Links added...||Visit the 'Links' page to see the websites created by McMullen League Division 3 teams.|
|20th Sep 2004||Full weekend.||Last weekend was crammed full of fixtures, with all 3 senior teams, the Sunday U18's and the Vets all on display.
The First team maintained their 100% record with a 2-1 victory over Little Munden; the Reserves and the 'A's both lost, 4-1 and 3-1 respectively.
In their first league match of the season the U18's beat Halstead 1-0, but Town's Vets were not so fortunate, losing 5-2 to a strong Royston Town outfit.
|13th Sep 2004||Town stretch lead.||The First Team stretched their lead at the top of the league table on Saturday to 4 points thanks to a 4-0 victory over Morth Mymms.
The Reserves beat Cufley Reserves 6-4 in a remarkable contest, and the 'A's bagged their first point of the season with a 2-2 draw against Elizabeth Allen Old Boys 'B'.
|9th Sep 2004||U18's secure their first win.||A hat-trick from Charlie Henry helped the Midweek U18's secure their first league victory of the season, a 6-0 win over Huntingdon Town.|
|5th Sep 2004||Cup progress.||Yesterday, both the Firsts and the Reserves progressed in their Cup matches, with the former beating London Road (St Peters) 5-0 in the Aubrey Cup, and the latter enjoying a 1-0 victory over Evergreen in the Reserve Cup.
The 'A's in their first League outing were not so fortunate, going down by 3 goals to no reply against a lively John Warner Reserves.
|28th Aug 2004||Sarratt hit for six!||A Jamie Williams hat-trick helped Buntingford beat Sarratt 6-1 this afternoon. We have now moved 2 points clear at the top of the Herts County League Senior Section Division One, leaving us as the only team in the division still holding a 100% record.|
|28th Aug 2004||Winter Training||Training will now be under floodlights at Baldock Town every Monday evening; all youth players are expected to attend between 7:00 and 8:30, all senior players between 8:00 and 9:30.|
|26th Aug 2004||The best possible start.||The tough pre-season schedule has already yielded benefits - Paul Attfield's side stormed to the top of the League table on Tuesday with a maximum 6 points from their first two matches defeating Croxley Guild and Knebworth 4-1 and 5-4 respectively.|
|18th Aug 2004||The season begins...||On Saturday Paul Attfield's team undertake their first league game of the season, away to Croxley Guild. We will now see if all this pre-season preparation yields the dividends we hope for...
Good luck to the lads!
|16th Aug 2004||Darcy leads the way.||Kyle Darcy bagged 4 goals for the Reserves on Saturday as Town's side's won 4 of their 5 matches over the weekend. Impressively, the First Team put four past Hoddesdon Town Reserves to no reply, and two U18 sqauds were both successful on Sunday. Only the 'A' Team suffered defeat, to McMullen League newcomers Saracens FC, in a close game which the visitors just shaded.|
|11th Aug 2004||Saturday's fixture changes||This Saturday all 3 senior teams' games will be at Barkway playing fields; the A's kick-off at 1:00pm, the Firsts at 3:00pm and the Reserves at 5:00pm.
Check the Fixtures section for more details.
|10th Aug 2004||Reserves progress in Lee Oram Cup||Town's second-string beat Braughing Rovers by 5 goals to nil this evening, putting in an impressive perfomance. They will meet either Cottered or Westmill in the final.|
|7th Aug 2004||More soccer than you can kick into a cocked hat!||Football frenzy returns to Buntingford...|
|2nd Aug 2004||Progressing well...||Pre-season preparations are going well. Training has been exceptionally well attended, and results from friendlies are most encouraging with just 1 defeat from a total of 8 games.
Wednesday's home match against Stansted from the Essex Senior League should set the First Team a tough test however, so come along and support your local club.
|24th Jul 2004||Babbage on target.||Mark Babbage scored Town's goal in this afternoon's 1-1 draw with Canvey Island.|
|21st Jul 2004||Games galore!||The 'A's have an away match at Allenbury's Sports this evening, the Reserves face Westmill at home tomorrow night, and on Saturday Canvey Island FC visit Buntingford to play the First team. Busy days!|
|13th Jul 2004||Reserve game postponed.||Thursday's Reserve team away match against Huntingdon Town Res. has been postponed and re-scheduled for 14th August.
Thursday's First team home game against Huntingdon is still on, kick-off 7:30 at Sainsburys
|12th Jul 2004||Vets training||There will be two pre-season training sessions for the club's Vets on Sunday 18th and 25th July. The sessions start at 11:00. Be there or be square!|
|11th Jul 2004||First game at Sainsburys||Town lost by the only goal of the match on Saturday against the Essex Senior League's London ASPA in their first pre-season friendly. A large crowd witnessed the club's first game at our new football facility and came away having seen a good performance from both sides.|
|3rd Jul 2004||Senior training||Senior teams' training this week will be Wednesday only at 7.30pm. Players wishing to be selected for friendlies must be registered players for the 2004/05 season, so please sign forms on Wednesday if you have not yet done so.|
|28th Jun 2004||Training & Trials||Youth team (U18) for Sunday 27th June and Sunday 4th July, 11am - 1pm.
Senior teams for Tuesday 29th June, 7pm - 9pm, and Saturday 3rd July, 11am - 1pm.
|23rd Jun 2004||AGM and Training||Don't forget that the AGM is next Monday, (28th June) at the Sainsburys clubhouse. The meeting starts at 7:30pm. There are no Euro 2004 matches that evening, so please attend. It's your club - have your say.
Pre-season training starts the following evening, again at 7:30, at Sainsburys. This is a chance to discover who's been eating all the pies!
|13th Jun 2004||Canvey Island fixture confirmed.||The home fixture against Canvey Island scheduled for Saturday 24th July has now been confirmed. This will be a big day for the club - please come along and enjoy the game!|
|7th Jun 2004||Euro 2004 comes to Buntingford||All players and their families are invited to watch the England Euro 2004 matches at the Sainsburys facility.
In addition to the bar, a selection of nibbles will be provided free of charge and for the first match against France on Sunday, Faith Sewell will be providing 'St George's Flag' face (or nail) painting for the kids at a minimal charge from 4:00pm onwards.
|6th Jun 2004||Award for the 'A' Team||At the McMullen League's AGM, Town's 'A' team received the Sportsmanship Trophy - congratulations to the lads. The award for Assistant Referee of the year went to Chris Thurgill... is this a subtle hint asking him to hang up his boots?|
|20th May 2004||New Faces||The club is very pleased to announce that Paul Attfield has joined us in the role of First Team Manager. Assisting Paul will be Steve Walker, along with another new face, Steve Foster; we have also aquired a goalkeeping coach in the form of Medwyn Williams.|
|18th May 2004||Wirral Programme Club Survey||Last year we submitted copies of our matchday programme to the Wirral Programme Club Survey, to which all non-league teams in the Country can submit their offerings.
We were pleased to be told that our programme was deemed to be the best in our Division, and second overall in the Herts County League. It makes all the effort worthwhile!
For the record, we were placed 526th nationally (out of 1059 clubs), with Exeter City gaining the top spot.
|14th May 2004||Members meeting||On Monday May 17th there will be a meeting commencing at 8pm at the Sainsburys clubhouse where the club's plans for next season will be presented. These plans will include next season's management structure, playing venues, pre-season training plan and the current schedule of pre-season friendly matches. It also presents a good opportunity to look at the facility itself, and have a drink at the bar as we now have a license.
Please note that this meeting is for current club members only.
|13th May 2004||Congratulations!||Arriving 12 weeks early in March, we are pleased to say that Michelle and Stuart Barber's new addition, Sam, is now home and doing well.
Del Brand and his partner, Sam, also have just become parents with the birth of Alice Mae earlier this week.
The club would like to congratulate both couples on their good news.
|6th May 2004||Free Drink? No such thing ...||This Saturday and Sunday (8th/9th May) there will be a working party at our new Sainsburys HQ, between 10am and 6pm. There will be a free drink for everyone who comes along to help.|
|3rd May 2004||Presentation Evening Success||With a turnout of over 100 people, the Presentation Evening was a great success - thank you all for coming.
A special thank you is also due to Buntingford's Mayor who presented our very-own 'Mr Football', Frank Aylott, with the Eunice Woods Shield in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the club.
|30th Apr 2004||Wheels on the bus...||The free mini-bus shuttle to Whitehills for Saturday's Presentation Evening will be leaving the Jolly Sailors at 6:15, 6:45 and 7:15. The return journeys are planned for 11:30, 12:00 and 12:30 (last orders at the bar are at 11:30).
The bus is a 16-seater and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis - please don't all try to be on the last trip!
|26th Apr 2004||Dates to remember...||The playing season may be over but there are still a few dates for your diaries:
- Presentation Evening: 1st May. Tickets are selling fast!
- Annual General Meeting: 28th June
- Pre-season training: starts 29th June.
|14th Apr 2004||A night on the Town!||This Saturday all players are invited to an end-of-season pub crawl around Buntingford. Meet in the Social Club at 7:00pm and let's get together to refelect on the past season. A Vindaloo at closing time also seems to be on the cards....|
|12th Apr 2004||Mugged by Munden.||Little Munden put a dampener on the First Team's final game of the season with an impressive 6-1 win. The lads should not feel too downhearted though - Munden demonstrated some excellent football, and their strength, organisation and pace was of a very high quality.
One of the reasons we joined the County League was to improve the standard of football at the club. And it has improved this season; Munden have now shown us the next level to aspire to.
|3rd Apr 2004||Super Saturday!||It's taken nearly 2 years, but at last it's happened. All 3 teams have recorded a win on the same day! A big WELL DONE to the lads for their efforts, and for sticking together in what surely is a sign of things to come....|
|30th Mar 2004||Two Fine Performances||On Saturday Town held Herts Intermediate Cup finalists Evergreen to a 1-1 draw, ending our recent run of defeats. The Reserves were unlucky to lose 1-0 to 2nd-place Lemsford Reserves in an even and finely-balanced match, with the winner arriving only 15 minutes from time.
Both teams are at home this Saturday, with kick-offs at 2:00pm and 4:30pm for the Firsts and Reserves respectively.
|23rd Mar 2004||Reserves hit form at last||The Reserves managed a 1-1 draw against league-leaders Evergreen Reserves, with Chris Page hitting the net for the second time in consecutive weeks.
The First Team lost 4-0 to Kimpton Rovers though, and the battle at the bottom of McMullen Division 3 ended in a 4-3 defeat for the 'A's against Kings Sports Reserves.
|16th Mar 2004||Name the facility and win a prize!||Work is now well under way to get the Sainsbury's pavillion and pitch up to scratch for the start of next season. As part of this preparation, we are looking for a name to give the facility, and are inviting members of the public to come up with one.
E-mail your idea to our club secretary.
|14th Mar 2004||Good performances, nothing to show.||Yesterday at Luynes Rise, 2 goals in the final 10 minutes from league-leaders Whitewebbs saw the First Team go down 3-1, whilst at Norfolk Road the 'A's put up a spirited performance, losing 4-2 to their league-leaders Wodson Park 'A'. The Reserves had a friutless visit to Watford, where they lost 3-0 to London Road (St Peters), battling against the odds with a side weakened by a lack of substitutes and a sending-off.|
|7th Mar 2004||First Team hit for six.||The 'A's achieved the most impressive result yesterday with a creditable 0-0 draw away at 4th-place John Warner Reserves. Town's Reserves also drew, 1-1 with bottom-placed Kimpton Rovers Reserves, but the First Team suffered a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Lemsford.|
|2nd Mar 2004||Tough luck...||The First Team lost 5-1 to a strong Benington team on Saturday, whilst the 'A's lost 1-0 to 4th-place Elizabeth Allen 'A' in a game from which they should have earned a point. You make your own luck in football; we can't seem to manage it!|
|21st Feb 2004||Race Night!||The club will be holding its 2nd annual race night at the Community Centre on Saturday 28th February. Please come along and join in the fun!|
|21st Feb 2004||First Team Manager Required||At the end of this campaign our First Team Manager, Richard Daly, will be stepping down. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a successful track record in senior football, commitment & drive, man-management ability and strong communication skills to take his place for the 2004/05 season.
If you think that you fit the bill, please e-mail our chairman, Richard Morris.
All applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.
|15th Feb 2004||The 'A's win again.||Town's 'A' Team beat Cottered Reserves 3-2 yesterday in a fiercely competitive match at Norfolk Road. It was good news for the First Team too - they came away 3-1 winners at home to Knebworth. Unfortunately, the Reserves dropped 3 points, losing 3-1 at Croxley Green.|
|31st Jan 2004||Today's matches postponed.||The weather has beaten us again - both of today's fixtures have been postponed.|
|29th Jan 2004||Training cancelled.||This evening's training at the Norfolk Road 'all weather surface' has been cancelled... thanks to the weather!|
|29th Jan 2004||Daly to stand down.||First Team manager Richard Daly has announced his intention to stand down at the end of the 2003-2004 season. He is prepared to continue with other roles within the club should he be re-elected at the AGM. As well as currently managing the first team he also carries out the roles of Vice-Chair and Club Secretary.|
|24th Jan 2004||Matches postponed||Thanks to last night's torrential rain this afternoon's home games have both been postponed due to waterlogged pitches.|
|18th Jan 2004||'A' Team Delight||Town's 'A's beat Deaconsfield 5-3 yesterday to gain their first competitive win of the season. Although still firmly rooted to the foot of the table, they can now look towards their remaining games with optimism. Also yesterday, the First Team's match was postponed and the Reserves held Allenburys Sports Reserves to a creditable 0-0 draw.|
|16th Jan 2004||Fixture change||Saturday's home Reserve Team fixture against Allenburys Reserves will now be played at Allenburys.|
|11th Jan 2004||Double-victory for Allenburys||Allenburys Sports 'did the double' over Town this weekend with a 3-1 win over our First Team and a 4-3 victory over the Reserves. Two missed penalties for Buntingford condemned them to defeat, whilst the Reserves fought back to lead from a 2-0 deficit, only to concede a further 2 goals before the final whistle.
Not unexpectedly, the 'A's crashed out of the Division 3 Cup to Wodson Park 'A', although the final scoreline of 8-2 does not reflect the determined resistance they put up against the league-leaders.
|6th Jan 2004||Change of training details||Until further notice, training will now take place at the Norfolk Road playing fields every Thursday, commencing at 7:30pm.|
|4th Jan 2004||New Year cheer for Reserves||The Reserves celebrated the start of 2004 with an excellent 3-2 win over Whitewebbs Reserves yesterday. The First and 'A's were not so happy as they suffered defeats at the hands of London Road (St Peters) and Wodson Park 'A' respectively.|
|22nd Dec 2003||Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.||Buntingford Town FC would like to wish all their players, supporters, sponsors and advertisers, not forgetting all the people who have given up their time for the club during 2003, a very Merry Christmas.
Here's looking forward to a prosperous and enjoyable 2004.
|15th Dec 2003||Christmas Training||There will be no training on Tuesday December 16th, 23rd and 30th. Training will resume on Tuesday January 6th at 7.30pm.|
|11th Dec 2003||Christmas Drinks||This Saturday, all players are invited out on a Christmas drinking tour of Buntingford. The fun starts at 7:00pm in the Social Club... no-one knows where it will end...|
|6th Dec 2003||Ricky Rocks Parklands||Want to give your players a hunger for success?
Then stick 'em in goal!
Last weekend's spell between the sticks for the A's striker Ricky Thompson must've really got to him as he fired a hat-trick past well-fancied Parklands this afternoon.
And to cap a good afternoon's work, he also won a tenner on the scratch-card....
|3rd Dec 2003||Cristiano Ronaldo Masterclass||Buntingford Town FC are pleased to announce that they have received admission to the Cristiano Ronaldo Masterclass 2004. Hopefully, attendance of this exclusive 2-day course will improve morale and get us back to winning ways.|
|1st Dec 2003||Town Sign Sainsbury's Lease||Following many months of negotiation, Buntingford Town FC and The Buntingford Cougars have jointly agreed a 3-year lease for use of the sports facility at the Sainsburys Depot. Both clubs will be responsible for the maintenance and management of the sports field, clubhouse and changing rooms on the site.|
|23rd Nov 2003||Double trouble...||Lemsford did the double yesterday as each of their teams recorded a 2-0 win against Buntingford's first and second strings. The 'A's game against Elizabeth Allen 'A' was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.|
|20th Nov 2003||Quiz Night a Success||Saturday's Quiz Night was a great success and we would like to thank everyone who came along to the event which raised some much-needed funds for the club. If only Staurday's results were as encouraging - at least the First Team won, but the Reserves and A's just can't seem to find their form at the moment...|
|8th Nov 2003||Pop Music Quiz||Don't forget to come to our Pop Music Quiz on Saturday 15th November, 7:30pm, at Buntingford Community Centre. Tickets are priced at £6 each, and naturally there will be a bar and plenty of food. Teams of up to 8 people are permitted.|
|5th Nov 2003||The bad run continues...||Injuries and player availability issues forced themselves upon the club last weekend and, for the second week running, results were poor with all 3 Saturday teams suffering defeats. Even the Vets lost on Sunday...|
|26th Oct 2003||Defeats all round...||All 3 of Town's teams lost on Saturday. The First Team went down 3-0 to league-leaders Evergreen and the 'A's are still looking for their first win of the season, losing 5-1 to Enfield Lock. In the Herts Junior Cup, the Reserves took the Rifle Volunteer into extra time, but conceded 3 more goals to lose 4-1.|
|20th Oct 2003||Midweek Cup Action||The First Team will be playing Borehamwood FC this Wednesday evening in the Herts Intermediate Cup, 7:45 kick-off. A 'convoy' will be leaving the Luynes Rise Community Centre at 5:30pm; directions to the ground can be found on the Borehamwood FC website.|
|19th Oct 2003||First Team go from strength to strength||Now unbeaten for 5 consecutive league matches the First Team have moved up to 5th position in the league. A weakened Reserves side lost at Luynes Rise 3-0 yesterday, and the 'A's, who just cannot find any form at all, went down 4-0 to Deaconsfield.|
|16th Oct 2003||Quiz Night||There will be Quiz Night at the Community Centre on Saturday 25th October. For further details and tickets contact Jackie Smith on 01763 273447.|
|5th Oct 2003||Vets score 4 but still lose.||Buntingford's Vets lost 7-4 against Stevenage's Tynebridge earlier today, despite having led twice, and when 4-2 down pulling the scores back to 4-4. Despite the result, it was the team's best performance this season.|
|4th Oct 2003||Town take local derby honours.||Standon & Puckeridge were defeated this afternoon at Luynes Rise by 2 goals to 1 against a Buntingford team which was determined not to lose this game. Standon scored first thanks to a Kev Edge own-goal, but Town out-played their visitors during the second half, with Scott Nash equalising, and the winner resulting from a superb header courtesy of Standon's Simon Jenkins.
The Reserves put up a splendid performance this afternoon, going 1-0 in front against 2nd place Knebworth, thanks to a goal from Ross Barker, but eventually went down as 2-1 losers.
|28th Sep 2003||Hat-trick for Crucefix||Craig Crucefix scored a hat-trick for the Reserves on Saturday as Town progressed in the Herts Junior Cup with a 5-1 win over Langleybury. The First Team beat North Mymms 2-0 in their league match, but the faltering 'A's lost 4-3 to Parklands|
|21st Sep 2003||Reserves crush Cottered||Town's Reserves dumped local rivals Cottered out of the Herts Junior Cup on Saturday with an excellent 6-1 win. The First Team went down 4-1 at home to County League Premier Division leaders Hadley, resulting in an early exit from the Aubrey Cup, whilst the 'A's lost 3-0 to Kings Sports at Presdales.|
|15th Sep 2003||Croxley grab the lion's share.||Croxley Guild took 4 of the 6 points available to them on Saturday. Their Reserves beat Town 2-0 and their First Team grabbed a point from Town's first string with 5 minutes of the game remaining. Buntingford 'A' would have settled for a 2-2 draw themselves, but settled for an 8-1 defeat instead!|
|12th Sep 2003||Change of venue.||Tomorrow's 'A' team fixture will now be played at Barkway. Kick-off is at 3:00pm.|
|8th Sep 2003||In search of a win...||Results this weekend did not go our way. The First Team did not play to their best, going down 2-1 to Kimpton Rovers. The 'A's earned a 2-2 draw against McMullen League newcomers Elizabeth Allen Old Boys 'A', and the Vets slumped to a 5-1 defeat against a youthful Thermal Engineering.
The Reserves, perhaps fortuitously, did not have a game.
|1st Sep 2003||Groundhoppers see Town flounder||Over 20 'Groundhoppers' were among the crowd this evening as Town went down by 5 goals to 1 against Codicote.|
|30th Aug 2003||Mixed Fortunes||On our first full Saturday of the season, Town's First Team put 6 goals past Sarratt. The Reserves, in what was a very close game, conceded a fluke goal in the first half, and pressed forward in the second, unfortunately conceding another two in the process...|
|28th Aug 2003||Quiz Night||There is a Quiz Night at Buntingford Community Centre on Saturday 6th September which will raise funds to go towards the maintenance of facilities including pitches. Tickets, priced at £6 each, are available from Jackie Smith (01763 273447). The entertainment begins at 7:30pm.|
|22nd Aug 2003||Early days...||The Reserves started their season off on Tuesday with an excellent 3-0 win against Cuffley; unfortunately, the First Team never really competed against Bennington in their first league match, eventually going down 4-0.|
|14th Aug 2003||Countdown to the season ....||The leading goalscorer's table has now been cleared down; Town are ready for the new season's campaign.
On Saturday the First Team warm up for next Thursday's County League match with a Lee Oram Cup game against Cottered. The Reserves kick-off the league season on Tuesday evening at Cuffley. Both teams have performed well in pre-season friendlies, and the strength within the club was demonstrated on Tuesday evening when the 'A' team beat a strong Allenbury's Sports team 4-3.
At BTFC we are always interested in new players and also people to get involved behind the scenes. For all players our club offers well structured high standards of coaching, ambition, physio support, quality equipment and progression opportunities to bigger clubs.
|11th Aug 2003||Stone the Crows!||Town's first string celebrated a 2-0 win over Royston Reserves on Saturday with goals from Carl Fostick and Tyrone Parry sealing victory against a well-organised team. Buntingford Reserves' pre-season build-up suffered a setback as they slumped 3-1 to John Warner Reserves, who look to be back to their best following a turbulent 2002-2003 season.|
|5th Aug 2003||Pitch improvements||We have been asked by a number of people about the on-going situation regarding pitch improvements. Things are progressing steadily...|
|4th Aug 2003||No training this Thursday||A committee meeting planned for Thursday means that training will be cancelled for that evening. Tuesday's training is still on. The turnout for training so far this season has been excellent and competition for places in the various teams is hotting up.
We also have 2 friendlies this Saturday - one against Royston Town Reserves, and the other against John Warner Reserves.
|31st Jul 2003||Reserves progress in the cup!||Thanks to Mill End Sports Reserves' withdrawal from the competition, Buntingford Town have now progressed to the 2nd round of the Herts County League Reserve Cup without having even played a competitive game this season. A few more results like that could see us stroll into the final!|
|23rd Jul 2003||Frostick opens the season's scoring.||Carl Frostick scored the only goal in Town's 1-0 victory over Fowlmere on Tuesday evening. An encouraging result against what is always a strong team.|
|16th Jul 2003||Fixtures galore!||More fixtures for the new season have been announced. We just need some for the 'A' side now...|
|1st Jul 2003||Fixtures announced.||The first batch of fixtures for the new season has now been posted in the Fixtures section.|
|25th Jun 2003||Pre-season training.||It's that time of the year again! Put down your burgers, hot dogs, and crisps, place your beer back into the fridge and come along to pre-season training at Norfolk Road. Starting at 7:30 on Tuesday 1st July, and every subsequent Tuesday and Thursday until the start of the season, training will be on grass so please ensure that you bring appropriate footwear.
All new players aged 16 and over are welcome for trials.
|23rd Jun 2003||Vets pre-season kick-about.||The Vet's manager, Kevin White, would like to welcome all prospective players for his team to a pre-season run out at Norfolk Road on Sunday 13th July at 11:00am. Plans for the season and forthcoming fixtures will be discussed.
If you would like to play for Buntingford Vets next season, and are over 35 years old, please e-mail Kevin now.
|23rd Jun 2003||Town take the Cottered shield.||Buntingford's boys were victorious on Sunday after taking the Cottered 6-a-side shield with a golden goal in a thrilling final against Westmill.|
|17th Jun 2003||Buntingford Cougars Quiz Night||The Cougars are holding a Quiz Night on 5th July at Buntingford Community Centre. Teams of eight, £6 per person. Bring your own drinks. Tickets are available from Clare Bell 01763 272538, or Lisa Willett 01763 274224.
For all Cougars events, please visit their website.
|11th Jun 2003||Disaster Appeal||The Buntingford Sports Association (BSA) has launched an appeal in order to raise funds to help replace the equipment lost during the recent Norfolk Road fire. Collection buckets will be placed in the supermarkets and pubs in the town for you to place your donations.|
|7th Jun 2003||Fire at Norfolk Road.||The people of Buntingford woke up this morning to the news that a fire has destroyed the Norfolk Road changing facilities. The extent of the damaged is still being assessed but it has dealt a severe blow ro the sporting community within the town.|
|5th Jun 2003||Pitch Improvements||Work on improving the surface of the Luynes Rise pitches has now commenced. Whilst we acknowledge that these is an area open to members of the public, it would be appreciated if visitors could refrain from encroaching upon the playing surfaces whilst the new seed is taking root.
|16th May 2003||Annual General Meeting||This year's AGM will be held at The Crown public house on Monday 19th May at 8:00pm. All club members are welcome to attend. It's your club - come and have your say!|
|12th May 2003||2003 Awards||On Friday evening the 2003 awards were dished-out at an extremely well-attended Presntation Evening. An audience of about 100 players and their partners congratulated the recipients and then went on to enjoy a good boogie interspersed with copious liquid refreshment.|
|7th May 2003||Presentation Evening Transport||At the request of players the club have arranged a 16-seater mini-bus for Friday’s presentation evening. It will leave the Jolly Sailors public house at 7:00pm and return for a second pick up at 7:15pm.
At the end of the evening the bus will leave the Vintage Court at 12:45, drop off at the Sailors, then return to the hotel for a final 1am pick-up.
The return fare will be £3.00 per person.
It’s first-come first-served chaps, so make sure you get to your seat early or you might be disappointed.
|29th Apr 2003||Ticket Deadline||We need to have final numbers and payment for tickets for the presentation evening by Monday 5th May at the latest. Tickets may be purchased from Richard Daly, Alan Bradbury, Gary Hayford or Steve Walker.
You will not be able to gain entry by paying cash on the night, entry will be by ticket only. Please pay for and collect your tickets as soon as you can.
The £20 ticket includes a four course meal, entertainment and a late bar. Raffle prizes include signed Francis Jeffers boots, pairs of matchday tickets for Cambridge Utd and Luton Town, a signed Everton FC photo and a signed Spurs Pendant.
|22nd Apr 2003||Presentation Evening||This season's presentation evening will take place at the Vintage Court Hotel on Friday 9th May. The evening will include a 4-course meal, a 'celebrity' after-dinner speaker, player awards for all 4 teams and then a disco and bar until 1am. Tickets cost £20 each and are available from Richard Daly.
If you have not yet voted for your team's 'players player' or 'young player' of the season, please contact your team manager for a voting slip before Saturday.
|22nd Apr 2003||In the doghouse.||Yup, it's that time of the year again. On Saturday 26th April we have our annual trip to Harlow dogs, an event which is always very popular.|
|22nd Apr 2003||One game to go ....||With the First Team's elimination from the Chairman's Cup, and with the 'A's and Vets having now completed all their games, only the Reserves need to keep their boots out as they prepare for their final game of the season.
The team are in great form at the moment - let's get a good crowd down at Luynes Rise on Saturday to help secure another 3 points.
|9th Apr 2003||Cup victory.||The First Team's 1-0 win over Standon and Puckeridge lifted them to 2nd place in the Chairman's Cup Group 'A' table on Saturday and the team is now looking foward to this week's visit to Whitewebbs. The Reserves snatched a point from Evergreen Reserves at Luynes Rise, but the unfortunate 'A's crashed to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Mangrove 'A'.|
|30th Mar 2003||Reserves win 7-goal thriller.||With a 0-0 scoreline at half-time the chances of seeing 7 goals in the Reserve's fixture at Cuffley on Saturday looked very slim. Duncan McHugh scored 2 on his return to the team, and these goals along with strikes from Chris Page and Louie Hayford secured the 3 points for Town. The First Team and the Reserves did not fare so well, losing 2-0 and 3-0 respectively in their fixtures.|
|23rd Mar 2003||Saggers gets it off his chest!||Neal Saggers put on a terrific display on Saturday when he had his chest waxed for charity.|
|17th Mar 2003||Race Night||On Saturday 5th April Buntingford Town FC will be holding a Race Night in order to raise funds to go towards the improvement of existing sporting facilities. It may not be the Grand National but at least it's on the same day!|
|10th Mar 2003||Harrison scores on his debut.||Sixteen year old Dean Harrison scored the Reserves' sole goal in their 2-1 defeat against Kimpton Rovers Reserves on Saturday. The First Team, fielding a much-altered side, went down 2-0 to PALS but the 'A's salvaged some pride with a hard-fought point against improving John Warner 'A'.|
|22nd Feb 2003||3 on the spin...||Town's first-string secured their 3rd consecutive win this afternoon with a comprehensive victory over North Mymms. The Reserves also gained an unexpected point against 3rd-place Hinton Reserves, a result which will surely build their confidence for the rest of the season.|
|18th Feb 2003||Another win for the First Team||Town's first-string convincingly beat bottom club Sarratt by 6 goals to 2 on Saturday in a fine performance. The Reserves and 'A's however, with key players unavailable, both lost as they struggle to find the good form they had earlier in the season.|
|9th Feb 2003||Babbage Brace Lifts Town's Spirits||Buntingford Town's First Team hauled themselves up from the bottom of the table on Saturday afternoon thanks to an impressive performance with 2 goals from teenager Mark Babbage securing their first league win this year. Defeats suffered by the Reserves and the 'A's didn't dampen spirits on Saturday evening as each side, although weakened, only lost by the odd goal in 5.|
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|1st Feb 2003||S'now Suprise.||Both of today's games have been postponed due to the weather - no suprise there! Let's hope that Town are back in action next week.|
|26th Jan 2003||Cup exit.||On Saturday the First team were dumped out of the Herts Intermediate Cup, losing the penalty shoot-out in the Quarter Final. The 'A's fared better with a 4-4 draw against Deaconsfield, and the Vets lost 6-2 today against Tynebridge Vets.|
|21st Jan 2003||Every cloud ......||With both the first team and the reserves losing on Saturday, and the 'A's only managing a draw against Cottered, it can be hard to remain in a positive frame of mind. But let's look on the bright side ... all 3 teams kept a clean sheet in the second half, which must be some kind of record!|
|13th Jan 2003||No New Year cheer.||The First Team put in a mediocre performance on Saturday, losing 4-2 in a game they really should have won. Despite creating numerous chances, Town found it difficult to score against an experienced defence and an in-form keeper, and were punished by a lack of concentration at the back.|
|10th Jan 2003||Rock 'ard!||Yet again the weather has put paid to football in Buntingford this weekend, with both the Reserves and the 'A's having their games postponed due to frozen pitches. One of the pitfalls of living 'in the sticks'. Better news for the First Team though - their match against 'The Cheshunt Club' is still on.|
|6th Jan 2003||Meet the players!||A number of player profiles, some of which include photographs, can now be found 'About BTFC' section.|
|3rd Jan 2003||Rain stops play (again...)||Once more we have been forced to cancel fixtures thanks to the recent wet weather. Both of tomorrow's matches have been postponed. Whatever next...snow?|
|23rd Dec 2002||Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.||Buntingford Town FC would like to thank all our supporters and players, sponsors and advertisers, and everybody else who has helped us so much during the last 12 months. We hope you have a great Christmas and we look forward to sharing 2003 with you all.|
|21st Dec 2002||Into the quarter finals.||Town's first string beat Berkhamsted Town Reserves by 3 goals to 2 this afternoon and will now face Sun Postal Sports Reserves in the quarter final of the Herts Intermediate Cup on January 25th. Goals from Luke Tyler(2) and Tom Casey(1) sealed the victory for Buntingford who fought back from a 2-goal deficit.|
|15th Dec 2002||3 more points for the Reserves.||The Reserves beat Wormley Rovers Reserves 2-1 on Saturday thanks to goals from Mike Saggers and Duncan McHugh.|
|14th Dec 2002||Feeling bogged down?||This afternoon's Intermediate Cup clash at Luynes Rise has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The game will now be played next weekend. The 'A' Team's encounter away to John Warner 'A' has also been postponed for the same reason.|
|12th Dec 2002||Herts Intermediate Cup.||Town face Berkhamsted Town Reserves this Saturday at Luynes Rise in what is likely to be their toughest game of the season. Kick-off is at 1:30pm. We would appreciate a large crowd to cheer the boys on!|
|7th Dec 2002||Today's Reserve Match Postponed||Due to a waterlogged Luynes Rise pitch, this afternoon's game has been postponed.|
|5th Dec 2002||Training Times.||Starting next Tuesday, training will commence at 7:30pm at Norfolk Road for ALL 3 squads.|
|2nd Dec 2002||It could be worse!||The Reserves grabbed a creditable point against 2nd-place Wormley Rovers on Saturday. The Firsts went down 6-0 against Hinton, who have now moved up to 2nd in their division, and the 'A's lost 5-3 in a game they really should have won. Even the Vets lost 4-1 on Sunday - not a great weekend...|
|22nd Nov 2002||Reserve match postponed.||The Reserve's cup match this Saturday against Hadley Reserves has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The 'A' team game will be subject to a pitch inspection tomorrow morning.|
|22nd Nov 2002||'A' Team fixture venue.||Due to the condition of the Norfolk Road pitch, tomorrow's 'A' team fixture against Elizabeth Allen Old Boys Reserves will be played at Barkway Playing Fields.
The kick-off is still at 2:00pm.
|18th Nov 2002||Time running out for pop-pickers...||Tickets are selling fast for Saturday's Pop Music Quiz which starts at 7:30pm at Benson Hall. Teams may consist of up to 8 players, and there will be a buffet and a bar.
Keep on trucking!
|16th Nov 2002||2 wins and a lot of spirit.||The Firsts progressed to the next round of the Herts Intermediate Cup this afternoon with a victory over Cuffley Reserves. Our Reserves gained their 3rd League victory of the season and have deservedly moved up the table away from the drop-zone.
The 'A's found themselves 4 goals down after 25 minutes against a determined and skillful Lea Valley, but conceded no more goals, coming away with the satisfaction that they had the character to be the better side in the second half.
|9th Nov 2002||3 Points for the Firsts!||The First Team won their first league match of the season this afternoon, beating 3rd-place Standon and Puckeridge 1-0 thanks to a Pete Costen penalty. The Reserves also gained a well-earned point against a strong Hinton Reserves, despite being 1-0 down at half time.|
|9th Nov 2002||'A' Team Game Postponed||Today's 'A' Team game against Thundridge United has been postponed due to waterlogging of the Norfolk Road pitch.|
|5th Nov 2002||A point gained.||After good performances in recent weeks the First Team have deservedly managed to pick up another point but are still looking for their first league win of the season. Although the Reserves and the 'A' Team both lost by 2-0 and 3-1 respectively, the scorelines did not accurately reflect the closeness of the two matches.|
|28th Oct 2002||Never say die!||It was 1 out of 3 this week as Town’s Firsts and Reserves both lost, the only win coming from the ‘A’ side with a comprehensive victory over Inter Reserves. Although defeated by Evergreen on Saturday, Manager Richard Daly remains optimistic as his team fought well, led at half time, and have improved in the last 2 outings. The Reserves were beaten by a quality side in the Junior Cup and now are free to concentrate on improving their league position. We are looking forward to the day we can report 3 victories in 3 matches...|
|25th Oct 2002||Annual Pop Music Quiz||The club's annual pop music quiz will be held on the 23rd November at Benson Hall. The event starts at 7:30pm and tickets are £5 per person. Teams of up to 8 people are allowed and, as usual, there will be a buffet and bar.
|14th Oct 2002||Holding a steady course through rough seas.||Despite the First team's defeat at the hands of 2nd place Codicote, good results for the Reserves and 'A's buoyed the club at the weekend.|
|7th Oct 2002||Goal drought!||Within weeks of a goal frenzy the club suffered a severe goal drought this weekend. Although 360 minutes of football were played, our teams could not manage one goal between them.|
|30th Sep 2002||Almost a perfect weekend...||Town's first team were unlucky not to progress further in the Aubrey Cup on Saturday, conceding an own-goal in the 87th minute to lose against Premier Division opposition. The Reserves fared better in the Junior Cup, with a 5-0 victory over Braughing Rovers, whilst in the McMullen League the 'A' Team put 13 goals past Division 3 newcomers John Warner 'A'.|
|25th Sep 2002||Scrub-up your Zimmer frames!||Next week, the newly-formed Buntingford Town Vets will be having their first match against Braughing. The team has not been picked yet - if you are interested in playing, contact one of the club officials for further details.|
|21st Sep 2002||Success in the Cup!||The Reserves proceeded to the 2nd round of the World Class Homes Reserve Cup today following a 5-3 win against 1st Division opponents Chipperfield Corinthians Reserves. 4 goals in the last quarter of the game secured the victory for Town.|
|19th Sep 2002||Change of Training Times||Training will continue to be at the Norfolk Road multigames area, but will be split into 2 sessions.|
|15th Sep 2002||Goal Frenzy||A total of 17 goals were scored in the 3 games involving Buntingford on Saturday, with the Firsts and the Reserves each gaining a point and the 'A' Team earning their first win of the season.|
|15th Sep 2002||Tuesday Training||Training this Tuesday commences at 6:30 at Norfolk Road for the 'A' Team. First and Reserve Team training commences at 7:30 at the same venue.|
|8th Sep 2002||The first full Saturday.||Contrary to the thoughts of some doubters, Buntingford Town managed to field 3 teams yesterday, with players to spare. Unfortunately all 3 lost, but we look forward to the day when we can report that each team won. It will happen, there's no doubt about that - watch this space!|
|1st Sep 2002||Training news.||This Tuesdays's training will commence at 7:00pm at Norfolk Road and will continue until 9pm on the all-weather training surface.|
|28th Aug 2002||Fixture Change.||The First Team's home fixture on Saturday will now be played at Whitewebb's ground, as Luynes Rise is unavailable. Kick-off will be at 2:30pm.|
|24th Aug 2002||First team get off the mark.||A Del Brand goal secured a draw for the First Team in a hard match against a physical and well-organised Evergreen side. Although the opposition had the upper hand during the first half, Town took the game to them during the second 45 minutes and deserved their point.|
|23rd Aug 2002||Reserves leap to top of table!||Following last night's 5-0 victory over Codicote Reserves, Buntingford now head the league table. Ok, so only 1 game's been played so far, and we are ahead on goal difference, but it still feels good!|
|21st Aug 2002||County League football returns to Buntingford||Tomorrow evening at 6:30 Buntingford have their first match on home soil in the Herts County League for 20 years when the Reserves face their counterparts from Codicote. Come along and support your local team on this historic evening.|
|17th Aug 2002||An encouraging performance.||A Louie Hayford goal put Town ahead in their first game in the Herts County League this afternoon, but Lemsford fought back and snatched 2 goals and the points. This was however an encouraging start to the season for Buntingford's first team who performed well and were unfortunate not to have grabbed a point from the game.|
|7th Aug 2002||Just days to go....||With little over a week to go before Town's return to County League football, preparations are going well with good results against Johnson Matthey and Braughing Rovers. Saturday's game against Fowlmere will be a tough test for the lads, but if we play the way we have been recently we should give them a good game.|
|30th Jul 2002||2 friendlies this weekend.||On Saturday the club have an away friendly against Johnson Matthey (k/o 3:00) and another on Sunday against the Buntingford Cougars U17's at Barkway (k/o 12:00).|
|15th Jul 2002||Friendly fixtures.||Pre-season friendlies have been arranged for the next 4 Saturdays. Check the Fixtures section for details of forthcoming matches.|
|15th Jul 2002||Town head for County.||Our application to join the Herts Senior County League has been accepted, and we now have details of our first fixtures.|
|11th Jul 2002||Committee News.||At the recent AGM we were pleased to welcome Stuart Barber, Maurice Cook and Alan Bradbury to the Committee. Alan was also confirmed as 'A' Team Manager for the coming season.|
|23rd Jun 2002||Quiz night.||Buntingford Cougars are holding a Quiz Night at the Community Centre on Saturday 29th June 2002.|
|22nd Jun 2002||28 down, 4 to go.||There are now only 4 teams left in the World Cup. Our lucky sweepstake entrants, Neal Saggers (Brazil), Richard Daly (Turkey), Dean Howard (Germany) and Bill Archer (South Korea) will be sweating as each team endeavours to reach the Final.
Just one question - what were the odds on all our semi-finalists being members of the committee?
|22nd Jun 2002||Caption Competition Winner!||Keith from 'kc sports' in Stevenage, who judged the entries, decided that the caption submitted by Mr. Nigel Paine was the best.|
|17th Jun 2002||2002 Annual General Meeting.||This year's AGM will be held at the Social Club on Tuesday 25th June at 7:30pm. All club members are welcome to attend.|
|12th Jun 2002||Pre-season Training.||Training commences on Tuesday 2nd July at Luynes Rise, and will also take place every Tuesday and Thursday until the start of the season. Sessions start at 7:30pm and will finish at approximately 9:00pm.|
|20th May 2002||2002 Awards.||At the recent Presentation Evening, the season's awards were dished out. Congratulations to the lucky recipients.|
|14th May 2002||Last Chance Saloon.||This Sunday, 19th May, is your last chance to visit the 'Football in Buntingford' exhibition at the Heritage Centre. Opening times are between 2:00 and 5:00pm.|
|7th May 2002||Marathon Man.||Kevin Corrigan completed the London Marathon in 4 hours 21 minutes and has raised a substantial sum of money for charity. Congratulations Kev!|
|6th May 2002||Cup woe for Town.||Sheering progressed to the final of the Saffron Walden Cup on Saturday thanks to a tremendous 20 yard strike 5 minutes from the end of extra time. In what was a highly competitive and evenly balanced match, the first team to score was always likely to emerge the victor. Unfortunately, it was not the home side. The final is at Saffron Walden's ground this Thursday evening.|
|1st May 2002||Reserves progress to Semi-Final.||A comprehensive 5-0 victory in the Saffron Walden Cup on Tuesday has seen the Reserves progress to a semi-final match against Sheering this Saturday. The match is at Luynes Rise, kick-off is at 11:30.|
|1st May 2002||Presentation Evening||This year's presentation evening will be held on Saturday 11th May at the Sainsbury's clubhouse. The doors open at 7:30 and in addition to the annual awards there will be a bar and disco. Tickets are £3 per person and may be obtained from Steve Walker - phone 07970064866. Book early, as numbers are limited. Please try to bring a raffle prize too!|
|23rd Apr 2002||League champions show their quality.||Town's first string went down 5-0 to Division 2 champions Barclay in their final league match of the season. The opposition showed their worth during a comprehensive victory over a young Buntingford side.|
|23rd Apr 2002||Competition deadline||Final entries for the Caption Competition must be received by midnight on 26th April 2002. Don't miss your last chance to win a replica football shirt courtesy of KC Sports.|
|16th Apr 2002||Defeats for Town||The first team were beaten by 2 late goals against Allenburys Sports Reserves on Saturday, whilst the Reserves went down 2-0 to a strong Roydon Crusaders team in the battle for 3rd place in Division 3.|
|12th Apr 2002||Good luck Kev!||Town player Kevin Corrigan is running in the London Marathon this Sunday. The officials and players of the club wish him the best of luck as he raises money for charity. Anyone who wants to sponsor him will find a form to sign in The Crown.|
|7th Apr 2002||Reserves hammer Warner.||John Warner Reserves may be the new Division 3 champions, but they were humilated on Saturday by a Buntingford team which scored 8 goals - even though Town's leading goalscorer Duncan McHugh was not playing.|
|4th Apr 2002||Vets mauled by Cougars.||Buntingford Vets lost 3-2 to the Cougars Managers in Sunday's charity match, during which over £200 was raised for the Lynsey Ivison Trust. Thanks to everyone who contributed to what was an enjoyable day.|
|31st Mar 2002||Win a Replica Shirt!!||Enter our Caption Competition now and win a replica football shirt courtesy of KC Sports.|
|29th Mar 2002||Change of match venue.||Easter Sunday's match against the Cougar's Managers and Coaches will now be played at Norfolk Road. The kick off will still be 11:00.|
|23rd Mar 2002||Spirited Town lose out.||Little Munden Reserves won by a single goal this afternoon, thanks to a cooly taken penalty just before the half-time whistle. Despite this setback, Town had the better of the second half, only to be denied any points thanks to a solid defensive performance by our visitors.|
|16th Mar 2002||Town cruise to 4-0 win over Mangrove.||Buntingford's second-string beat on-form Mangrove Reserves by 4 goals to nil this afternoon. Scorers were Carl Frostick (2), Tom Davey and Louie Hayford.
Click here to see the answers to today's programme logo quiz.
|14th Mar 2002||Easter Sunday||Buntingford Town vs Buntingford Cougars.|
|10th Mar 2002||Reserves win as First Team go down 1-0.||A first-half Terry Watling goal denied Buntingford Town any points as Westmill Reserves had the better of yesterday's local derby. Town's Reserves fared better, although it took 2 goals in the last minute of the game to beat Deaconsfield 4-2.|
|7th Mar 2002||Who let the dogs out?!!||Keep April 6th free in your diary. This year, our end of season 'jolly' will be at the Harlow Greyhound Track.|
|2nd Mar 2002||Mixed Fortunes||A Gary Wheaton goal secured a 1-0 win for the 1st team against Heron Sports today. The Reserves suffered at the hands of Wodson Park, losing 3-2, despite Duncan McHugh scoring his 20th goal of the season.|
|1st Mar 2002||The History of Football in Buntingford||From Sunday 3rd March the Buntingford Heritage Centre is holding an exhibition titled 'The History of Football in Buntingford' at the Manor House. Opening times are between 2:00 and 5:00pm.|
|24th Feb 2002||Cup defeat for Buntingford.||A crowd of over 60 watched John Warner Reserves knock our Reserves out of the Division 3 Cup on Saturday by 3 goals to 2. A superb team performance by Town ensured that this match was exciting right up to the final whistle, with John Warner scoring the winner 5 minutes from time much to the dismay of the home supporters.|
|24th Feb 2002||World Cup Mascots.||In Saturday's programme there was a poser about World Cup Mascots. To see the answers, go to the World Cup Archive.|
|22nd Feb 2002||Cup Weekend||Looking forward the the big cup match on Sunday? There is another highly important cup game this weekend too ......|
|17th Feb 2002||Reserve team's winning streak ends.||Elizabeth Allen Old Boys ended the Reserve's winning run yesterday, the game ending 1-1. In all, Buntingford had won 12 consecutive games before this match.|
|16th Feb 2002||Today's home match against Barge Reserves called off.||The game at Luynes Rise today, scheduled for a 2:30 kick-off, has been cancelled following a phone call from Barge Reserves who have said that they are unable to field a team. The Reserve's game at Elizabeth Allen Old Boys is still on.|
|11th Feb 2002||Social Club Closed||The Social Club will be closed for the OAP's Annual party on Saturday 16th February. The venue for our after-match refreshments has yet to be decided.|
|11th Feb 2002||Hard-earned points||Weakened 1st and Reserve teams carved out one victory and a draw between them this Saturday. A 1-1 draw for the First Team againsts local rivals Westmill Reserves keeps them in contention in Division 2. The Reserves beat Kings Sports by a single goal for the 3rd time in as many games to continue their run of good form.|
|5th Feb 2002||Next Committee Meeting Date.||The next Committee Meeting is to be on Tuesday 12th Feb, at Richard Daly's house. A prompt 8:00pm start please!|
|4th Feb 2002||Mixed Cup Fortunes.||On Saturday 2nd February, the 1st Team failed in their efforts to gain a semi-final place in the Division 2 Cup, losing 1-0 to Barclay in a closely fought contest. In the Division 3 Cup, the Reserves fared better, and beat a strong Kings Sports to be rewarded with a semi-final encounter with John Warner Reserves.|
|1st Feb 2002||Cup fever.||Both teams face cup action this weekend, with both teams playing at Presdales in the Divisional Cups.|
|31st Jan 2002||Bad weather stops play.||Atrocious weather conditions resulted in the postponement of both games on Saturday 26th January.|
|30th Jan 2002||Reserves win 10 on the spin!||On the 19th January, the Reserves completed their 10th win in succession when they beat Kings Sports by 3 goals to 2, with Carl 'Caesar' Frostick nabbing the winner.|