This week saw the Third Round of the FA Trophy, and we have three matches from this weekend's matches, as well as one each from the Northern Premier, Southern and Northern Leagues. First up are three matches from the FA Trophy which feature clubs from the Blue Square Bet Premier, the matches between Gainsborough Trinity and Tamworth, between Dartford and Bromley, and between Welling United and Grimsby Town.
This evening we have six matches from this weekends matches in the FA Trophy, Blue Square Bet North, the Evostik Southern League, the Northern League and, from Scotland, the Super League Premier Division. This weekend saw the First Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy. It's a long, long journey to Wembley for the clubs entering the tournament at this stage, and we kick off with three matches from this very early round of the competition.
Well, this is the final edition of Non-League Videos Of The Week for this season, but we do at
least have a round-up games that are well worth an hour of your time. We kick-off with a
double-bill from Wembley, with highlights of Saturday's FA Trophy final between York City and
Newport County, followed by Sunday's FA Vase final between Dunston UTS and West Auckland.
It's the penultimate week of the non-league season, and while most of the championship issues
have now been resolved there are still relegation places to be filled at the bottom of many of the
tables. We've got a mixture of the top and the bottom of the tables for you this evening, kicking
off with the bottom of the Blue Square Premier.
Cup finals are in the air for our Non-League Videos Of The Week for this week. In the FA Trophy,
a place at Wembley was at stake as the second leg of the semi-finals was played between Luton Town
& York City, and Newport County & the only non-Blue Square Bet Premier side left in the
As the 2011/12 season enters its final straight, we have six matches from six different
competition this week to make our Non-League Videos Of The Week. First up is the FA Trophy
Semi-Final First Leg between Newport County of the Blue Square Premier and Wealdstone of the Ryman
League Premier Division.
This week's non-league videos of the week features four matches from the Second Round of the FA
Trophy. With only thirty-two teams left in the competition at this stage, the scent of a Wembley
final is starting to drift into the air, and our four matches tonight feature twenty-five goals.
First up is a match between two clubs that are owned by their supporters, as Ebbsfleet United of
the Blue Square Premier play Chester of the Northern Premier League.
A trip to Wembley is starting to come into view for the non-league clubs that are still involved
in this year's FA Trophy, but yesterday's First Round matches saw the qualifiers from the last
round joined by the clubs of the Blue Square Premier and we have highlights and goals from no less
than seven of yesterday's matches.
This week's Non-League Videos of The Week are a day late, but we think that we they are are
worth the wait. This week, we are concentrating on the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy.
With a place in the First Round of the competition at stake, this is a competition with a very
tangible prize at the end of it a day out at Wembley come the end of the season.
Over the last few years it has become one of English footballs most instantly recognisable
totems of the folly of ego, and now it seems as if The Reynolds Arena currently known as The
Northern Echo Arena which has been an albatross around the neck of the club since it moved into it
in 2003, may finally be play a significant role in the end of Darlington Football Club.
We have matches for you this evening, as our Non-League Videos Of The Week. Our first comes from
the Blue Square Premier, and is the match between Mansfield Town and Cambridge United. Our second
is from the Blue Square South, and is between Woking and Havant & Waterlooville. We then have two
matches from this weekend's FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round, with Bury Town playing Hythe Town,
and Hednesford Town playing Matlock Town.
The FA Trophy continued this weekend with Durham City entertaining FC United of Manchester
at New Ferens Park, after a brush with serious financial difficulties which threatened the very
future of the club. FC United of Manchester, meanwhile, are still celebrating the planning
permission granted for their new ground.
We have six matches for you as non-league videos of the week, from three different competitions.
First of all, we have two matches from the Blue Square Premier, between AFC Telford United and
Gateshead, and Mansfield Town and Alfreton Town. Next up, we have three matches from the First
Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy, the matches between Bedworth United and Hednesford Town,
Dartford and Truro City, and Weymouth and AFC Totton.
Steve Claridge, one time Premier League striker and comfortable winner of English football's
'scruffiest looking player'award, has come out of retirement to play for Gosport Borough of the
Southern League Premier. He will go straight into the side for their FA Trophy game this afternoon.
Looking at Claridge's career, it would be fair to say [.
Well, I've been absent from twohundredpercent for a while due to work commitments, but having
finally got some time off, and with half the family off enjoying themselves in New Zealand, my dad
and I decided to do what any self-respcting twohundredpercenter would we decided to head south and
take in some non-league football.
The football clubs of the Premier League and the Championship had a break for another round of
international matches this weekend, but there were few such luxuries for the butchers, bakers and
candlestick makers of non-league football with a round of fixtures which included the Preliminary
Round of another competition which has suffered a little damage to its reputation in recent years,
the FA Trophy.
With the future of Supporters Direct still under threat, it is worth taking a moment to reflect
upon an anniversary that will most likely go unremarked upon elsewhere, but is still an anniversary
that has changed our perception of how football clubs can be run. Long before Chester FC or FC
United of Manchester, before even AFC Wimbledon were formed, the first club set up in protest at
the ownership of one individual took their first steps.
For men of a certain age, the name of Leatherhead FC makes the eyes mist over and the memories
come flooding back. The Tanners were in Division One of the Isthmian League (which was renamed the
Premier Division in 1977, following reorganisation) when they beat Colchester United and Brighton &
Hove Albion on the way to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup in 1975, where the BBC's Match Of The Day
cameras saw them steal a two goal lead against First Division Leicester City before losing by three
goals to two.
Our non-league videos of the week are twety-four hours later than usual this week but, to make
it up to you, we've brought together the highlights of five matches this week. Our first match is
from the Premier Division of the Ryman League and is between the league leaders, Sutton United and
The pressures of the outside world don't often often intrude into the world of
Twohundredpercent, but they have this evening and our normal service has been slightly interrupted.
Everything will be back to normal with a fresh Mungo tomorrow morning, but for tonight we're going
to leave you with a handful more non-league videos from the last couple of days.
Like Luis Suarez, but sneakier This incredible incident comes from last weekend's FA Trophy match
between Blyth Spartans and Droylsden. It is a terrific save, diving backwards to tip the ball away.
Unfortunately, it was made by one of Droylsden's outfield players. Somehow the match officials
manage to spot the blatant handball and Blyth Spartans [.
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It's time again for our weekly round-up of non-league videos, which this week focusses on the
last sixteen of this year's FA Trophy. Although some of the gloss from this competition may have
been lost as the Blue Square Premier has come to be the behemoth of the non-league game, there is
still a lot to play for with a place at Wembley at stake these are days out that players,
supporters and staff don't forget in a hurry and the winners of this weekend's matches will find
themselves just three matches from a trip there.
It's time for a bit of a non-league round-up (as is our wont at this time of the week), with
highlights of three matches from the last couple of weekend's worth of matches. First up, we're
taking the opportunity to catch up with one of the matches from the weekend of the 15th of January,
with the FA Trophy Second Round match between Blyth Spartans.
After a couple of weeks off, we're bringing back our weekly round-up of non-league videos.
Yesterday saw the Third Round of the FA Trophy, and our first two matches come from that
competition, kicking off with AFC Wimbledon's match against Woking. Wimbledon dropped two points
against Luton Town during the week and were looking to regain a little momentum.
This week's non-league matches of the week come from a variety different competitions. As the
weather started to return to something approaching normal, the a near-full schedule of matches was
played, including matches in both the FA Trophy and postponed matches from the FA Vase. Our first
match is the FA Trophy match between Wimbledon and Braintree Town.
Sutton United will always be introduced as the team who knocked Coventry out in the Third Round
of FA CupÂ in 1989. For non-league clubs, it was a giant-killing escapade towers above all other
results and achievements;Â The promotions which have been ground out over a whole season, or
worked on forÂ years, the spectacle of the play-offs,Â the hurt of relegations, or the relief of
close escapes,Â all become smudged like old newspaper ink by the pressing thumb of time, yet over
two decades on the Coventry result remains fresh on page of history; the Sutton club shop still
doing a trade in DVDs of theÂ finest hour and a half in their long history.
Hove, Aldrington, Portslade, Fishersgate, Southwick, Shoreham-by-Sea, Lancing. The train rumbles
westward allong the coast from Brighton for an unexpected treat, an FA Vase Third Round match
between Lancing, of the Sussex County League Division Two and Witham Town, of the Essex Senior
League. The FA Vase, as many of you will be aware, was first competed for in 1975, following the
FA's abolition of the formal distinction between professional amateur players.
"For me, Manish, the guy's too old to be effective at this level"
The Beeb are reporting this afternoon that mumbly pundit and Football League hipster (the
Premier League is soooo mainstream) has come out of retirement at the grand old age of 45 to sign
on as a player and coach for Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West side Gosport
Borough his 25th contract in a meandering pro career that both began and ended at Bournemouth
(1984-2006), with a smattering of non-league appearances and managerial posts thereafter.
That the English Premier League show arrive at a showdown like this. Today is the final day of
the season in the Welsh Premier League, and the two teams at the top of the table, Bangor City and
The New Saints, are playing each other for the league title. Going into the match, TNS are a point
clear of Bangor, meaning that a draw will lift them the championship, but a home win will take the
Welsh championship to Bangor for the first time in over a decade and a half.
David Bridges has returned to Kettering Town, 3 years after he made the move in the opposite
direction to sign for Graham Westley's revolution. A lot has changed in those 3 years. Boro have
gone from annual underachievers in the Conference to punching above their weight in League 1. That
is ultimately the reason why Bridges' time at Broadhall Way has been cut short.
As 2010 fizzles out, Boro have the chance toÂ kick 2011 off with a bang when they travel down to
Kent on Saturday to face Gillingham. 2010 has arguably been the greatest year in the history of the
club. We stormed to the Conference title, got to another FA Trophy Final at Wembley and made the
3rd round of the FA Cup for only the 3rd time.