#5 - Berkhamsted FC 0-2 Stevenage

The third round of the Herts Senior Cup saw League Two Stevenage travel a short distance to Broadwater to face unfancied yet threatening Berkhamsted FC.

Stevenage made a blistering start to the game, hitting the post inside the first five minutes after Andponcos Georgiou beat his man and cut the ball back for target man Alex Reid. Shortly after, Stevenage won a corner and a good delivery was met by captain Ronnie Henry whose header crept wide of the post. The aerial threat Stevenage possessed continued to cause Berkhamsted problems as they came close from numerous set pieces throughout the match. After a strong challenge in the middle, Ryan Plowright limped off and was replaced by creative midfielder Ross Adams, forcing a versatile  James Towell to switch to left-back. Shortly after the substitution, an unorganised Berkhamsted defence almost allowed Reid to score the opener after Berkhamsted’s goalkeeper James Weatherill sliced a pass played back to him. The game continued to flow, and…

#4 - Berkhamsted FC 3-1 North Leigh

Coming into this match, a total of four points separated Berkhamsted and North Leigh after just seven games played in the 18/19 season. Berkhamsted's form however was far superior to North Leigh's as they looked to turn two consecutive victories into three. 
The first moments of the game were dictated by the home side, but their early spells of possession didn't cause North Leigh any concern. An early corner delivered by North Leigh's midfielder was met by their towering centre back Nathan Simms who headed slightly over. Due to his height, this caused Berkhamsted problems throughout the match as North Leigh's set pieces fulfilled a similar pattern. Shortly after this the ball broke to Ross Adams on the edge of the box and his delicate through ball was met by Matt Bateman who tucked a right footed effort underneath the North Leigh goalkeeper. Immediately after the restart, Berkhamsted mounted on the pressure and James Towell utilised his agility on the wing to beat …

#3 - Best Fifa Football Awards 2018

The Best Fifa Football Awards took place in London on Monday night as Fifa presented their fourth 'The Best' awards ceremony since separating their partnership from the Ballon d'Or in 2015. The worlds best football stars from around the globe attended the prestigious evening apart from arguably the two greatest footballers of all time; Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Their absence has been highly questioned and many believe it's to do with neither of them winning an award.

Starting with the female awards, the winner of the Best Fifa Women's Player of 2018 was Brazilian and Orlando Pride forward, 32 year-old Marta, who won the award for a record-breaking sixth time. During the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season, Marta scored 4 goals and grabbed 4 assists in 17 games, guiding her side to a seventh place finish.

Croatian midfield maestro Luka Modrić collected the Best Fifa Men's Player of 2018 award after captaining his unfavored country all the …

#2 - Berkhamsted FC 2-2 Chesham United

After Berkhamsted’s impressive 5-1 victory over Hemel on Saturday, they took on another local team: Chesham United, managed by former Berkhamsted coach Mark Swales. Although Chesham don't currently compete at the same standard as Hemel, this would still prove to be a tough test for Steve Bateman's relatively new team. 
The game started ferociously and Berkhamsted soon took the lead in the fifth minute after the Chesham goalkeeper misplaced a long kick which new striker Marcus Campbell finished first time into an open net from around thirty-five yards out. Emotions contrasted between each bench as both sides regained their position ready for the restart. Not long after this, a long ball punted forward by the Berkhamsted goalkeeper caused panic within the Chesham defence as they failed to judge the bounce, allowing Campbell to nip in ahead of them and finish a simple chance. Amidst all the mayhem however, the linesman on the far side had already raised his flag for offside again…

#1 - What is this blog going to be about?

I plan to make this blog an intriguing insight as to what I am currently thinking about football and perhaps even some different sporting events. I wanted to do this blog as it's an interesting way to see how football and myself will develop over the coming years and if I'm lucky, will hopefully lead me into the Sports Journalism industry. I thought now would be a good time to begin this blog as the 2018 World Cup in Russia has just ended and the new 18/19 season starts in just under a month, giving me plenty to write about.

The past few weeks have been interesting. The World Cup has produced many talking points: Germany's shock group stage exit, France's second World Cup trophy, and of course, English euphoria and heartbreak. On top of this, Cristiano Ronaldo completed a shock transfer to Juventus, leaving the Champions League for the upcoming season the most difficult to predict in years. Shockwaves weren't sent through the world in just football though, tennis p…