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An FA Cup Experience to Remember!

With a 3-0 defeat away to Barnet this past Saturday, Concord Rangers dreams of making the first round of the FA Cup ended for another season. The Beachboys went to The Hive ready to play, and eager to cause an upset over the team managed by Dutch footballing legend Edgar Davids, and who were as recently as May this year plying their trade in League 2. Sadly it was not to be, as the former league side showed that they were the better side on the day. Barnet moved the ball around exceptionally well, and we seemed to give them a bit too much space & respect at times through the game, which they took advantage of with their first two goals. The Beachboys had chances of their own, albeit fairly few. Steve King came away from the day with something more than expected, a swollen left eye, a large cut above the said eye, and a number of stitches to go with it! To the Concord fans in attendance it looked blatant, but the referee appeared to miss it completely. It wasn’t the only decisi…

Upsetting The Odds

Upsetting the odds, it’s a phrase we’re all familiar with, whether it be to do with sport or achieving something on a personal level, it gives the person/people involved a fantastic feeling of success and that the effort that’s been put in has been worth every ounce of energy. The thing is, when the odds are against you, it tends to have originated from someone or something claiming the task is not possible, that it cannot be achieved by your or your team. There are those out there with the natural drive to succeed, however personally I think we need to have the odds against us sometimes, we need someone to challenge us and say something cannot be done, which lights a fire in us to succeed, prove them wrong and upset the odds.The reason I am writing about this is down to three of the sports teams I follow, and how their seasons have begun. I’ll start with Non League football, which of course means the Beachboys Concord Rangers. Last season was full of instances where Concord were the …