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Gosport Borough, Vanaram South, 300814

The season is a month old already, 5 games down (6 if you include today) and already we’ve seen some highs & lows. But there’s always games to look forward to, and the coming month will see us encounter familiar faces and make our first foray into cup action this season.First up will be Sutton United away on September 6th, a team that last year gave us our first home point of the season in a 0-0 draw on Bank Holiday Monday. On our travels to Sutton though we fell to a 0-1 defeat in late April during our hectic end of season run in! This time round we’ll be looking to pick up a positive result there against a very tough team. We’ll also be up against a familiar face in Tom Lovelock, a young goalkeeper who spent some time on loan with the Beachboys a couple of seasons ago. As good a ‘keeper as he is, I’m sure the lads will be eager to put one or more past him!3 days later the boys will be back on home turf as we play host to Bishops Stortford, with whom we had an interesting encount…

Eastbourne Borough, Vanarama South, 230814

What a start it’s been already to the 2014/15 Vanarama Conference South season! Certainly expected some ups and downs, but I don't think anyone expected the differences we’ve already seen and experienced.Take the opening day of the season, Concord Rangers put on a masterclass against Bath City, playing some sublime football at times and giving Bath City a lot to worry about through the entire 90 minutes. Although two of our three goals were penalties, I don't think anybody watching the game on the day could say that the lads weren’t deserving of the scoreline or the result.Then the lows began to creep in, firstly with Leon Gordon limping off and suffering an injury, which has kept him out of our games since then. Here’s hoping that he makes a speedy recovery and gets back into the side soon.It was off to Ebbsfleet on the following Tuesday, and within the first twenty minutes we’d lost two further defenders to injury! Steve King limped off, whilst soon after Jack Lampe was help…

Bath City, Vanarama South, 090814

So here it is, my first program as editor, and our first game of the 2014/15 Vanarama Conference South Season!It’s certainly been an interesting summer period, what with the World Cup taking place and all the noise surrounding that, but the focus is finally back where it belongs, on the Beachboys and our second season in the Conference South. Last seasons sponsors Skrill ended their deal early, and as of just over a week ago the new sponsors were announced as being online van company Vanarama, who you may be familiar with due to their unique adverts on the tv! So as of this season we are playing in the Vanarama Conference South.After an outstanding season last time out, with a 9th place finish and of course our Essex Senior Cup victory over Braintree, the lads will have to go a hell of a long way to improve this time round. I know that Danny (Cowley) is always keen to go one better each season, so it wouldn’t surprise me if the FA Trophy or the first round proper of the FA Cup are sit…