Showing posts from January, 2013

Gotta Love This Weather!

The winter weather over the past few weeks has inevitably led to a number of football matches at non-league (and professional) level be called off due to frozen or waterlogged pitches. By doing so it's brought up the ongoing discussion as to whether there should be a winter break in the game in an attempt to halt these postponements.With the discussion comes the written word, you'll not have to look far to find articles or blogs on the subject, and as to not disappoint, I thought I would make my voice heard on the matter as well!There's a number of options that people believe will work in stemming the flow of called off games, with a growing one being the funding to introduce 3G & 4G pitches across the game. These surfaces are better in adverse weather conditions, and have seen a few matches take place recently where standard pitches would have failed a standard pitch inspection. There are problems though, these pitches are not all weather & many have also …

New Year, Same Determined Attitude!!

2013 is well under way, and already the Beachboys are setting out their stall and showing the league that the team means business. The team had a decent run up towards Xmas but fell in spectacular form to Lewes at home, however recovered on Boxing Day to beat Canvey Island 3-0.
The first game of 2013 saw Concord Rangers travel to Cray Wanderers on a damp Wednesday evening, and all the games goals were scored within 20 minutes. A corner from Reece Harris was touched on by Steve King to open the scoring, then two minutes later Tony Stokes capitalised on a bit of Cray misfortune to notch up another goal. This result took the Beachboys up to 4th in the Ryman Premier League, just behind 3rd place Wealdstone on goal difference.
3 days later Concord were back in action at Thames Road, hosting 2nd place Margate. Earlier in the season Rangers had won at Margate 2-0, however it was sure to be a much tougher game this time around with Margate flying high. Chances were falling to both sides early…