Author Archives: James Bartaby

Diamonds and Kings in a Right Royal Mess

The Southern League Division One Central match between Kings Langley and AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Tuesday night was bizarrely abandoned with only seconds remaining by referee Mr Morrison.

Kings Langley took the lead with fourteen minutes to go, but AFC Rushden equalised in the final minute, and it is this goal that sparked the controversy.

The reason? Rushden scored from a throw-in following the ball being kicked out of play after a Kings Langley player went down injured. The home side felt that the ball should have been kicked back to them, but instead Scott Joseph crossed from the right, and Dan Quigley scored the rebound after the Kings’ goalkeeper spilled the ball.

The goal sparked furious scenes, and a member of the home management team was dismissed. Once this fracas had been calmed, the game restarted, but not for long. A foul on a Langley player sparked more fury, with most of the players and both benches involved. The confrontations lasted several minutes, and the referee eventually called the game off in minute 90+5.

It has been confirmed that the referee abandoned the game, meaning both clubs now face a nervy wait to see whether they will be sanctioned for the incidents, and more importantly whether the result will stand or the match will be replayed. The match is hugely vital to both clubs, as both are chasing promotion to the Southern Premier.

Holbeach Hero Drury Rescues Replay

I’m sure you’ve all seen the video by now. After all, it went viral within hours, garnering national and international attention for both Holbeach United and their goalkeeper Ricky Drury. But it’s so good, it’s worth watching again and again! Read the rest of this entry

Wader Frater Proves He’s No Saint!

Brotherly love went out the window on August Bank Holiday in the match between St. Neot's Town and Biggleswade Town.

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Beavers Leave it Late to Beat Swans

Hampton & Richmond Borough Press Officer Rob Overfield reports on a dramatic local Bank Holiday derby between Staines Town and Hampton.

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Non League Podcast Episode 78 Available To Download

The latest episode of the podcast is now available to download. Read the rest of this entry

Non League Podcast Episode 76 Out Now

The latest Non League Podcast is now available for download. The season is back! Read the rest of this entry

Non League Legends: Edgar Kail

Meet the one club legend who is still adored more than eighty years after he stopped playing. Read the rest of this entry

Non League Clubs Forging Foreign Links

Corby Town and Southall FC are forging potentially lucrative links with top European clubs. Read the rest of this entry

Bashley Sack Stride After Just Two Months

Southern League Division One South & West club Bashley have dismissed manager David Stride after just forty days in charge. Read the rest of this entry

The Non League Podcast is Back for 2015-16

With the new season drawing ever nearer, episode 75 of the Non League Podcast is now available to download.

There’s only one item on the agenda for the show: predictions. That’s right, Kristan, Rob and myself lay down our choices for who we think will win each of the twelve divisions from Steps one to four.

We would love to hear your thoughts on our predictions, aswell as hearing who you think will be top of the various piles in ten months time. Get involved by leaving a comment below, or get in touch with any of us and the show on Twitter (links below). Alternatively, email

We are looking forward to the coming season, it’s going to be an absolute cracker in every division!

To listen to the latest episode, just head over to the podcast’s website, where you can also download the show. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes. If that’s your preferred medium, please leave us a rating and review, as it helps us find new listeners.

Contact us on Twitter:

The show: @NonLeaguePod

Kristan: @kwisstan

Rob: @RabidRobo

James: @undertheleague


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