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Whitehawk, Vanarama South, 240115

So we’re over 3 weeks into 2015, and already it’s provided a number of ups and downs for those involved here at Concord Rangers. We started the year with an impressive victory away at Bromley on New Years Day, which was a needed response after losing to them in emphatic fashion on Boxing Day, and the winning continued 3 days later at home to Staines Town with a 1-0 victory. Staines came into the game (and left) rooted to the bottom of the Conference South, but proved to be tough opposition on the day, just as you’d expect from any team in our league.Then our away trips began, and first up was an FA Trophy last 32 clash at fellow Conference South side Hemel Hempstead Town. After beating Barnet in the First Round 6-2 in a replay, the prospect of facing another club in our league was one that we would have relished. However on the day it didn’t quite go to plan. Personally I wasn’t there, so can’t really comment on the performance, but from talking to those that were, it wasn’t the great…

Staines Town, Vanarama South, 040115

2014 has drawn to a close, and what a year it has been as a fan, hell as a part of Concord Rangers football club. The end of last season saw the Beachboys earn a 9th place finish in the (as it was then) Skrill South, whilst reaching the Essex Senior Cup final. That cup final was a fantastic night for everyone involved with the club, with a deserved victory being gained over Braintree Town. The lads left everything on the pitch, and it was brilliant to see them walk away with that massive Essex Senior Cup trophy.Obviously the celebrations lasted well into the night, but it wasn't too long before the focus was switched right back to business and the 2014/15 season. Preseason was its usual uncertain self, with trialists coming and going, games being won and lost, squads being rotated, but it gave us a hint of what was to come over the next few months. One trialist was knocking the goals in seemingly for fun in Jordan Chiedozie, and he proved to be a key addition to the team this sea…