28 goal thriller in Sunbury!

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Did anyone see the amazing result from today's Combined Counties Division One fixture?
Spelthorne Sports beat South Kilburn 27-1!:eek:
I watched Spelthorne earlier in the season when they inflicted the first ever defeat on Guernsey FC.
Spelthorne impressed me that day, but I never expected to see them, nor any other team at this level, to score 27 goals in one match...
 

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Doesn't sound much of a "thriller" to me, more a one-sided game of football.
 

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Did anyone see the amazing result from today's Combined Counties Division One fixture?
Spelthorne Sports beat South Kilburn 27-1!:eek:
I watched Spelthorne earlier in the season when they inflicted the first ever defeat on Guernsey FC.
Spelthorne impressed me that day, but I never expected to see them, nor any other team at this level, to score 27 goals in one match...

Geoff, you are getting like Paul USA in watching some strange games :(
 
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Geoff, you are getting like Paul USA in watching some strange games :(

We are not as daft as we look.:D
Some of these local clubs have great social and community facilities, plus the games can often be very watchable. There are a few decent players in the Combined Counties League. Lees Staples for Spelthorne and the Hanworth Villa striking duo of Levi King and Lawrie Shannan are a few prolific goalscorers that are a joy to watch...
 
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Doesn't sound much of a "thriller" to me, more a one-sided game of football.

Actually, I think it probably was a close game after all.
I have just noticed that the scoreline has been corrected on the Combined Counties and club websites to Spelthorne Sports 1 South Kilburn 0.
Clearly, some official had a little too much festive tipple...
 

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Yes it was 1-0. Not the first time a result involving SKFC has been wrongly advised this season.
 

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We are not as daft as we look.:D
Some of these local clubs have great social and community facilities, plus the games can often be very watchable. There are a few decent players in the Combined Counties League. Lees Staples for Spelthorne and the Hanworth Villa striking duo of Levi King and Lawrie Shannan are a few prolific goalscorers that are a joy to watch...

Ryan O'Toole at Windsor is quality. Attitude is what let him down playing at a higher level...
 

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Actually, I think it probably was a close game after all.
I have just noticed that the scoreline has been corrected on the Combined Counties and club websites to Spelthorne Sports 1 South Kilburn 0.
Clearly, some official had a little too much festive tipple...

I bet that was a big let down!

How does Guernsey end up in the Combined Counties? Or is Guernsey an area of Woking or the like?
 
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Guernsey applied to play in the English pyramid and offered to pay the travel and accomodation costs of every visiting team.

The CC League agreed and it seems to have been a great success.
 

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Spelthorne are a club on the up with a much stronger youth section as well. Don`t understand the sudden club improvement??????
 
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Guernsey applied to play in the English pyramid and offered to pay the travel and accomodation costs of every visiting team.

The CC League agreed and it seems to have been a great success.
Yes, attendances for Guernsey FC home games have been around 1500, and exceeded 1600 for one game.
I believe they are now one of the best supported non-league sides outside The Blue Square Premier.
Also, they have boosted attendances for their away games , partly because they bring some travelling fans, and partly because there is much added interest . Clubhouses love them!
They are a good side, passionately, but fairly , supported, and with a very skilfull striker in Ross Allen, and some promising youngsters, including one by the name of...Le Tissier.
The Combined Counties League suits them because many of the clubs are within a good reach of Gatwick, and, I guess, the standard is about right. They look like they will win the Division One, with Bedfont Sports not too far behind, and a cluster of clubs, including Spelthorne Sports( making their debut at this level) fighting it out for the other promotion places. Assuming Guernsey get promoted, they will find they face a much more testing time in the Premier Division against sides like Hanworth Villa, Windsor and Egham , but it will mean some rather mouth-watering local matches next season...
 

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And although you and I are considered as "Freaks" by a certain person on here Geoff because we watch football other than Brentford, I will have no shame in meeting up with you at some of those games :)
 

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Yes, attendances for Guernsey FC home games have been around 1500, and exceeded 1600 for one game.
I believe they are now one of the best supported non-league sides outside The Blue Square Premier.
Also, they have boosted attendances for their away games , partly because they bring some travelling fans, and partly because there is much added interest . Clubhouses love them!
They are a good side, passionately, but fairly , supported, and with a very skilfull striker in Ross Allen, and some promising youngsters, including one by the name of...Le Tissier.
The Combined Counties League suits them because many of the clubs are within a good reach of Gatwick, and, I guess, the standard is about right. They look like they will win the Division One, with Bedfont Sports not too far behind, and a cluster of clubs, including Spelthorne Sports( making their debut at this level) fighting it out for the other promotion places. Assuming Guernsey get promoted, they will find they face a much more testing time in the Premier Division against sides like Hanworth Villa, Windsor and Egham , but it will mean some rather mouth-watering local matches next season...

Geoff. It was by no means a unanimous decision that Guernsey should join the CCL.
And it is not 100% supported on the island.
However, they have a strong squad for level 6 and they will probably go through the premier division next season as well.
Their stadium at Footes Lane needs some improvements before promotion next season is accepted.
Guildford or Windsor will be able to promote to the Ryman League next season, this season's most likely winners!
There are 14 leagues at step 5 with only 12 promotion places. The step 5 leagues have a meeting on 8th January with the clubs meeting the FA the following week at Thurrock FC which I will be attending.
ALL CCL premier clubs will be having a new FA ground inspection in 2012 with some likely to be demoted to step 6.
It looks like some step 5 leagues will be merging.
More on this when I have it.
 
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Geoff. It was by no means a unanimous decision that Guernsey should join the CCL.
And it is not 100% supported on the island.
However, they have a strong squad for level 6 and they will probably go through the premier division next season as well.
Their stadium at Footes Lane needs some improvements before promotion next season is accepted.
Guildford or Windsor will be able to promote to the Ryman League next season, this season's most likely winners!
There are 14 leagues at step 5 with only 12 promotion places. The step 5 leagues have a meeting on 8th January with the clubs meeting the FA the following week at Thurrock FC which I will be attending.
ALL CCL premier clubs will be having a new FA ground inspection in 2012 with some likely to be demoted to step 6.
It looks like some step 5 leagues will be merging.
More on this when I have it.
It was , indeed, a controversial , but bold, decision, for all parties.
I know some local clubs here were not too keen on getting up very, very early and flying out on a Saturday morning -but a few other clubs really relish the opportunity of playing in front of a big crowd, new opposition, free flights and the chance of a nice jolly on Guernsey!
A few Guernsey officials told me that a big problem they have is that the top clubs in their own domestic competitions sometimes withdraw their best players from the Guernsey FC squad . Nevertheless, they believe it is the way forward for them, and I know they are hoping to develop and raise their standard and compete at a higher level. I personally wish them well, and I also congratulate those in the Combined Counties League who had the courage to give this a go.
By the way, there is also the Evo Stik League for clubs promoted from CCL Prem, and similar levels, but, yes, it is very complicated, and, last season, Chertsey Town had a bit of a wait before they knew their destiny.
 

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Excuse my ignorance on this one. Think its rather innovative to have Guernsey playing in the CCL. You said that not everyone in Guernsey was behind the move. Was there a reason for that at all? Was it the smaller Guernsey clubs not wanting to feed through their best players, or just the population of Guernsey not wanting this kind of attention (living in Bournemuff most of the local issues here are around NIMBYism).
It must be great not only for Guernsey players to be playing at a fairly decent level then they are used to, with a chance for progression, but also for those existing clubs having a great day out, all paid for. Im guessing Guernsey FC therefore has a generous benefactor
 
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Excuse my ignorance on this one. Think its rather innovative to have Guernsey playing in the CCL. You said that not everyone in Guernsey was behind the move. Was there a reason for that at all? Was it the smaller Guernsey clubs not wanting to feed through their best players, or just the population of Guernsey not wanting this kind of attention (living in Bournemuff most of the local issues here are around NIMBYism).
It must be great not only for Guernsey players to be playing at a fairly decent level then they are used to, with a chance for progression, but also for those existing clubs having a great day out, all paid for. Im guessing Guernsey FC therefore has a generous benefactor
I agree, it is innovative.I very much hope it works well for all concerned.
The huge attendances for Guernsey home games does illustrate that a lot of Islanders love the idea.
I believe the 'benefactor' coughs up the cost of transport etc for Guernsey and the visiting teams .
I was told that the players themselves are all amateur,( which is not necessarily the case with all clubs in the CCL,)
Hopefully, Guernsey will develop a few more Matt Le Tisiers, or even a couple of Lee Luscombes and Grant Chalmers!!
 

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I agree, it is innovative.I very much hope it works well for all concerned.
The huge attendances for Guernsey home games does illustrate that a lot of Islanders love the idea.
I believe the 'benefactor' coughs up the cost of transport etc for Guernsey and the visiting teams .
I was told that the players themselves are all amateur,( which is not necessarily the case with all clubs in the CCL,)
Hopefully, Guernsey will develop a few more Matt Le Tisiers, or even a couple of Lee Luscombes and Grant Chalmers!!

That is not true!
 
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Local non-league clubs...

And although you and I are considered as "Freaks" by a certain person on here Geoff because we watch football other than Brentford, I will have no shame in meeting up with you at some of those games :)
Thanks Paul.
That would be great. And, if it does not clash with a Bees fixture, perhaps we can drag our esteemed friend along too!:D
I feel sure he was speaking in good jest, and that he would find a visit to one of our local non-league sides to be an enriching experience. Plus most of these clubs offer a very warm welcome, as they really appreciate a few more spectators. Also, I often see a few other Bees fans there.
And, just now and then, you see a player who might possibly make it at a higher level...
 
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Then you had better take this up with Guernsey FC.
Their own website today still describes them as an 'Independent Community Amateur Football Club' and it goes on to say that 'all officials and staff are volunteers'...
 

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Ah yes Lee Luscombe & Grant Chalmers, remember them well. Chalmers was my favourite Bees player back in the Division 1 season and who can forget Luscombe with his song and 2 goals against Charlton. Lets hope some more talents are unearthed through this venture.
 
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The guys from Guernsey...

Ah yes Lee Luscombe & Grant Chalmers, remember them well. Chalmers was my favourite Bees player back in the Division 1 season and who can forget Luscombe with his song and 2 goals against Charlton. Lets hope some more talents are unearthed through this venture.

I agree. I thought these lads were good.
I recall Luscombe also scoring a super goal away to Orient.
It would, indeed, be great news if a few more talents are unearthed from Guernsey.
A few years back I saw a Guernsey Representative side wallop a naval team. I was extremely impressed with a striker called Johnny Veron, and passed on details to BFC. I am not sure if this was folowed up, though...
I reckon the 'Green Lions ' current top scorer Ross Allen might be worth taking a look at.
 

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By the way, there is also the Evo Stik League for clubs promoted from CCL Prem, and similar levels, but, yes, it is very complicated, and, last season, Chertsey Town had a bit of a wait before they knew their destiny.

I imagine that was because they did not actually win the league, and the actual winners, Guildford City, put in all kind of belated appeals.

This year will probably be a straight battle between Guildford and Windsor, although I have heard many clubs are not happy that the new Windsor club were gifted a place in the Premier rather thann starting in Division One.

Much as I'd like to see the Hanworth Villa success story continue with a promotion challenge, I think they will fall short, which is not bad thing as I think it's too soon for them to go up another step, and need a couple more years consolidating at this one.
 
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