YOUR MEMORIES: What is your favourite football match and why?

Wednesday 18th March 2020

As football has been suspended, I need to lighten the mood of the nation as this Coronavirus outbreak is really depressing, being stuck at home and no football taking place anywhere in the UK.

What is your favourite football match, like ever and why?

My choice is pretty simple.

As a life-long Bromley supporter, the answer will be this:

Bromley 6-1 Leyton Orient
Vanarama National League
Tuesday 15 August 2017

Here’s the match report of that famous night at Hayes Lane:

What’s yours?

It’ll be good to read and publish your memories….players, managers and supporters.

Steven Springett was the first to reply and now a player at Erith & Belvedere, he was at Wembley Stadium as a young player to witness Liam Daish land The FA Trophy for Ebbsfleet United.

"No question; Ebbsfleet 1-0 Torquay United – FA Trophy Final.

“A small-time club from Kent beating a side like that who thought it would be a walkover.

“I was a youngster at the time and seeing the first team lot do the business at Wembley was class.  Chris McPhee with the winner!”

The squad’s on that day at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 10 May 2008 were:

Ebbsfleet United: Lance Cronin, Peter Hawkins, James Smith, Paul McCarthy, Chris McPhee, Neil Barrett, Michael Bostwick, Stacy Long (Gary MacDonald 83), Sacha Opinel, Luke Moore, John Akinde.
Subs: Sam Mott, Chukki Erribenne, Mark Ricketts, George Purcell.

Goals: Chris McPhee 45

Missed Penalty: Chris McPhee 40 (saved)

Booked: Paul McCarthy 11, James Smith 72, Luke Moore 76

Torquay United: Martin Rice, Kevin Nicholson, Steve Woods, Chris Todd, Lee Mansell, Tim Sills (Kevin Hill 88), Lee Phillips (Danny Stevens 45), Chris Hargreaves, Roscoe D’Sane (Elliott Benyon 66), Steve Adams, Chris Zebroski.
Subs: Chris Robertson, Matt Hockley.

Booked: Martin Rice 40

Attendance: 40,186
Referee: Mr Mark Atkinson
Assistants: Mr John Flynn & Mr Barry Sygmuta
Fourth Official: Mr Stuart Attwell

On 22 April 2017, Folkestone Invicta came away from Grays Athletic with a 3-0 win in the Isthmian Premier Division, which was the last game ever played at Aveley’s Mill Field ground, before landlords Aveley and tenants Grays Athletic made the move across town to the impressive Parkside.

“Last game ever at Mill Field and we stayed up in the Isthmian Premier thanks to three helpful goals. Fans were brilliant that day and we have gone on to stay at this level,” said Folkestone Invicta fan Joel Russell.

On 1 September 2001, Germany met England during the qualifying stages of the 2002 World Cup in Munich.  England won the game 5-1, courtesy of a hat-trick from striker Michael Owen. 

“As a true Englishman, that has got to be one of my greatest nights in England history, stayed up all night celebrating,” said Billy Walton, who as assistant manager has guided Beckenham Town to the summit of the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table before the suspension.

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