The Newcomers - Cameo 2. Bishop's Stortford FC

1 week ago By David Hamlet

The Blues have appointed ex. Irish International Mark Hughes as player/assistant manager to help guide them back, hopefully, to National South.

“It is considered unlikely that Rebels will play Stortford next season as Stortford expect to move divisions regardless of onfield performances”

The Hertfordshire club play at the ProKit Stadium (cap 4,525) - 61 miles from Arbour Park.
Website: www.bsfc.co.uk.
Club colours: blue & white/blue; change strip: red & black/black

Last season they were demoted from National South.
Record: P42 Home W3 D1 L17 Away W5 D2 L14 GF29 GA104 Pts 27 Pos:21st
Heaviest Defeats: Home L 1-5 St. Albans City: Away L 0-8 Ebbsfleet Utd.
Best Victories: Home W 4-0 Truro City: Away W 3-0 Margate
Last season's average home attendance was 355 - highest gate 717 (Chelmsford City); lowest gate 265 (Oxford City).

In last season's major cup competitions Blues reached 2Q in the FA Cup losing 1-2 away to Felixstowe & Walton and 3Q in the Trophy, losing 2-4 away to Hythe Town.

Stortford's record against Rebels - P52 W16 D11 L25 GF57 GA81.
The most recent encounters have been in the Isthmian League (2002/3) when Stortford did the double, winning 0-1 in Slough and 3-2 in Hertfordshire and one year later (2003/4) in the FA Trophy 1st Round, winning the replay at home 2-1, after holding Rebels to a 2-2 draw in Bucks.

Bishop's Stortford played in the Isthmian League (1971/2004), Conference South (2004/2011), Conference North (2011/2013), Conference/National South (2013/2017)

Best ever showings:
LEAGUE: Conference South 2006/07 when they finished in 5th position.
FA CUP: 1982/83 - eventually being beaten 1-2 at home by Middlesborough in a 3rd round replay, having held the Teesiders to a 2-2 draw in the north-east (having beaten Slough away in the previous round 1-4)
FA TROPHY: 1980/81 Wembley winners of the Trophy, beating Sutton United 1-0
FA AMATEUR CUP: 1973/74, winning the last ever Amateur Cup final 4-1 against Ilford.

Updated 12:15 - 16 Jun 2017 by David Hamlet

Where next?

All next seasons dates confirmed by F.A Southern League season starts 12 Aug; FA Cup Preliminary round, 19Aug; 1st Round Qualifying FA Trophy 9 Sep
The Newcomers - Cameo 1. Gosport Borough FC Demoted from National South, next season will be a time to regroup and rebuild

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