Monthly Archives: August 2014

Stones Goals debuts at Stortford

A successful opening night for the newly launched @StonesGoals Twitter account which captured all four of last night’s goals as they flew in.

I’ve set this up with the aim of keeping supporters who can’t make games connected with what’s going on and hopefully this will act as a good supplement for the magnificent @Wealdstone_FC Twitter account.  With social media continuing to play a prominent part in our daily lives (mine in particular!), I felt this would be a good opportunity to exploit and develop the overall Stones match-day experience.  And demand seems to be there too, which is great!

Nothing itself beats being at the game and savouring the atmosphere but hopefully this provides the next best thing.  Meanwhile, I’ll continue to try and refine it, for me quality is key and I’m continuing to explore ways of developing the service.  Watch this space!

The game

Yesterday saw my first venture to the ProKit stadium for 11-years. My last visit was there as a player… and I scored! Ha ha. You read that one right. Slightly built 16-year-old playing in a men’s supporters match; a far contrast from the broad shouldered round belly posterior that my physique adorns today!

But it was good to be back. And for me this was my first sniff of Conference football as a spectator. You can see right away why it’s different from the Ryman League; the quality definitely turned up a notch – there are no bad players at this level… and even car parking costs too!!

I saw a few pre-season friendlies and there were a couple of standouts last night.  It’s still a little early doors to be pulling out the superlatives on players who are early into their Stones careers, but in Jack Mills we potentially have the best right-back since Marvin McCoy.  Physically imposing, marauding runs and dangerous on set-plays, he has to be the early pick of the new signings.

In the middle, Pigden was impressive and on the flank Johnny Wright continues to show why he’s rated so highly.  McGleish was equally brilliant up top – particularly in the second half. One wonders as well whether North could be on the verge of a return to the pro game? Some outstanding saves again last night.

The goals

Bishops Stortford 1-0

Wealdstone 1-1 (Mills, freekick, 45 mins)

Wealdstone 2-1 (Wright)

Bishops Stortford 2-2