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Bromley, Vanarama South, 261214

This club just has a knack of making history eh? We all know about the FA Cup, that’s now consigned to the annuls of time. The big story at the moment is the FA Trophy, and our recent 6-2 victory over Conference table-toppers Barnet.Last season we reached the First round of the competition but were knocked out after a 1-0 loss to Gosport Borough, who eventually went on to make the final, so this season we were intent on going one better (as seems to be a club trend under Danny Cowley).There’s been no easy games though in this competition, with Conference South leaders Boreham Wood coming to Thames Road in the 3rd Qualifying Round, followed by Barnet in the First Round. The second round awaits now, and a visit to Hemel Hempstead Town on Saturday January 10th.That draw was made prior to the replay of the first round fixture, and gave the lads great incentive to get through. The Second Round of the FA Trophy is the first of the competition where the draw isn’t regionalised, so we could h…

Barnet, FA Trophy, 131214

Last Saturday we hosted Farnborough in the Vanarama Conference South, a fixture that on paper looked tough as the visitors had gone 6 games unbeaten and had been playing well for a number of weeks. Last season when the Paddy Power-backed Farnborough visited Concord, the Beachboys gave them a 5-0 pounding and sent them on their way. This season it should have been a much closer game. Or not. Although the visitors were quick to moan about the quality of the Thames Road pitch, the officials deemed the surface perfectly playable, and Concord Rangers made sure that the only thing that was unplayable, was themselves. A total of 7 goals were scored on the day, and every single one was in favour of the home side. Farnborough were well and truly beaten on the day, never getting close to challenging Concords dominance. The 7-0 result was the Beachboys biggest league win in the Conference South, the second being the 5-0 victory over the same team last season!The league is one thing though, today…

Farnborough, Vanarama South, 061214

There’s been plenty of column inches dedicated to this club and our FA Cup run, but as much as it was a great experience it is time we look forward to what else this season has to bring, that being 2 more cup competitions!Yes you read that right, our club (at the time of writing) is still in two further cup competitions. Firstly there’s the small matter of Tuesday night, as we host Grays Athletic in the Essex Senior Cup.This competition, for those of you that may not remember or just want to relive the story again, is one that we had the pleasure of winning last season after some impressive victories against sides like Canvey Island, Colchester United and then Braintree in the final. This season we entered at the 3rd round stage and faced Colchester United a few weeks ago. It was a tough match against a near full strength Colchester side, but the lads worked their backsides off and secured a place in the 4th round. The draw took place soon after and Tuesday nights fixture came to be (…