Sat 06
Bideford AFC
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Blackfield & Langley
Plummer (90')

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By Adam Barker
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Bideford vs Blackfield & Langley
Southern League Division One South
Saturday 6th April 2019
3:00pm kick off
Sports Ground, Bideford

The league leaders come to town on Saturday as Bideford host Blackfield & Langley at the Sports Ground. The Hampshire side are having an excellent first season in the Southern League having won the Wessex League title in 2017/18. The Watersiders have been a part of a three horse race for the Division One South title along with Yate Town and Moneyfields, although Moneyfields have now fallen six points behind. Yate sit just a point behind the leaders with five games remaining. Blackfield & Langley come into Saturday’s game off the back of a convincing 4-1 win over Larkhall which ended a mini wobble of three games without a win. Bideford returned to winning ways with a 2-0 success at struggling Mangotsfield United last week. The Robins sit in 11th place and 11 points off the play off zone which is surely unreachable now with only 15 points left to play for.

Form Guide

Blackfield & Langley’s last six (WWLDLW) Pos 1st W22 D4 L7 Pts 70
30/03/19 Blackfield & Langley 4 Larkhall Athletic 1 (League)
23/03/19 Thatcham Town 1 Blackfield & Langley 0 (League)
16/03/19 Street 0 Blackfield & Langley 0 (League)
09/03/19 Cinderford Town 2 Blackfield & Langley 1 (League)
02/03/19 Blackfield & Langley 3 Mangotsfield United 0 (League)
23/02/19 Blackfield & Langley 3 Bristol Manor Farm 0 (League)

Bideford’s last six (LWWLLW) Pos 11th W15 D4 L14 Pts 49
30/03/19 Mangotsfield United 0 Bideford 2 (League)
23/03/19 Bideford 0 Cinderford Town 1 (League)
16/03/19 Moneyfields 2 Bideford 1 (League)
09/03/19 Thatcham Town 1 Bideford 2 (League)
02/03/19 Bideford 1 Winchester City 0 (League)
25/02/19 Melksham Town 2 Bideford 1 (League)

A Brief History of Blackfield & Langley FC
Blackfield & Langley were formed in 1935 playing first in the Hythe & District League followed by the Southampton League. The club won Division One of the Southampton Junior League in 1945/46 and a year later the West Division and Senior Cup double. In 1949 Blackfield & Langley moved up to the Hampshire League playing in Division Three. In 1951/52 they were crowned Division Three West champions and spent the next 30 odd years bouncing between Divisions Two, Three and Four. In 1984/85 they were Division Two champions and gained promotion to Division One (renamed Premier Division in 1999). After finishing runners up three times, The Watersiders finally were Hampshire League champions in 1997/98 but were unable to be promoted due to ground requirements. The club were however promoted in 2000 after a third place finish meant they could take their place in the Wessex League. While they struggled initially, Blackfield & Langley were runners up in 2008/09 and gained promotion to the Premier Division. Then in 2012/13 they were crowned Wessex League Champions but did not apply for promotion for financial reasons. In 2017/18 the club won their second Wessex League title and this time were able to accept promotion meaning they will play in the Southern League for the first time in 2018/19.

Blackfield & Langley FC
Gang Warily Recreation Ground
Newlands Road
Fawley
Southampton
SO45 1GA
Tel: 07881991013
Website: http://www.bandlfc.co.uk
Twitter: @bandlfc

Previous meetings:
17/01/19 Blackfield & Langley 4 Bideford 1 (Southern League Div 1 South)

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Latest results

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Match details

Match date

Sat 06, Apr 2019

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

234

Competition

Division One South

League position

1
Blackfield & Langley
11
Bideford