Author Archives: James Bartaby
If you haven’t seen the bizarre own goal which went viral this week, you’re in for a treat! Read the rest of this entry
Ryman League Premier Division side Kingstonian have finally received the news they have feared for a while now; AFC Wimbledon have agreed a £2milliom deal to sell ‘their’ Kingsmeadow ground to Premier League giants Chelsea. The Blues intend to use the ground for all their matches involving all but the senior men’s team. Read the rest of this entry
Under The League is happy to publish the following statement from Bath City Football Club regarding our interview on the site with Kurtis Guthrie. Read the rest of this entry
Non league is well represented in the second round of the FA Cup, with giant killers Salford City, Chesham United and Eastleigh among others, all eagerly waiting to find out who their next potential scalp will be. Northwich Victoria are the lowest ranked team left in the competition. Read the rest of this entry
FC United of Manchester and Woking dominate this week’s chat as Kristan, Dave and myself tackle the week’s issues in non league. Read the rest of this entry
The draw for the seventh round of the FA Cup has been made. Read the rest of this entry
Tonight sees some big games involving teams at both ends of the Vanarama National League. Read the rest of this entry
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.
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