North Ferriby United are one game short of “outdoing Pele”

It’s the second leg of the FA Trophy semi-finals this weekend and while Wrexham and Torquay square up in the battle of the former Football Leaguers, North Ferriby United and Bath City resume battle after drawing 2-2 at Twerton Park in the first leg. The prospect of returning to Wembley – North Ferriby reached the FA Vase final in 1997 – has captured the imagination of … Continue reading North Ferriby United are one game short of “outdoing Pele”

Oxford’s plight underlines the folly of Conference North and South

Oxford City is a good club that has enjoyed success in recent years. Like most clubs that exist on the periphery of a city dominated by a university – and in their case, the university has never done them any favours – they struggle to win support from a transient population. They also have to compete with Oxford United – and find themselves just one … Continue reading Oxford’s plight underlines the folly of Conference North and South