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THE DIVISION FIVE TITLE RACE

London Orient clinched the Division Five title on Sunday 18th February with a 1-0 win Away to Colney Hatch Athletic, so congratulations to them. They did that with a game to spare, so they are worthy Champions. We left our challenge too late and it was a number of costly one-goal defeats before the Christmas break that cost us, particularly when we were leading in some of those matches and conceded very late winners. However, we can still finish Runners-Up if we win our final League game of the season against Camden Lock, who will also be able to finish Runners-Up themselves if they beat us in that match or finish above us on goal difference with a draw. The favourites for the Runners-Up spot at the moment though are Mill Hill Club De Futbol Seconds, who need to win all three of their remaining games to finish above ourselves or Camden Lock by one point, so that Runners-Up spot is in their own hands.
Even if we lose to Camden Lock and finish 4th, we will be well clear of whoever finishes 5th and it’s quite likely that the League will promote all four of the top teams (including us) into Division Four for next season. Challenging for promotion and maybe reaching a Cup Final was our aim at the start of the season now that our players are 18 and we are well on course to do that.

  

BARNET SUNDAY LEAGUE CUP DRAWS FOR SEASON 2023-2024 - UPDATED 27.2.24

Our BSFL Shield (the Cup for all teams in Divisions 5 & 6) Quarter-Final at Home to fellow Division Five side Enfield Albion has now been postponed two Sundays in a row due to waterlogged pitches, so that match will now (hopefully) take place on Sunday 17th March instead.

If we win that match, we will then be facing No Ball Games in the Semi-Final, presumably on a neutral pitch. No Ball Games are second from bottom in Division Six and they have reached the Semi-Finals already after receiving a Bye as a result of Underdogs Reserves folding before they played their Quarter-Final. On current form, we have a very strong chance of reaching the Final of this competition, but it will need players to be committed and make themselves available. The date, venue and Kick-Off time for the Final is yet to be announced, but there is a strong possibility that it will be a Sunday late afternoon Kick-Off or even a midweek Final under floodlights. The other two Quarter-Finals have already been played and the Semi-Finalists in that other half of the draw (who we might face in the Final if we get there) are London Orient (from our division) and Omonia Youth Seconds from Division Six. Omonia Youth Seconds (who play in all green) are a very strong side and are the most likely team to get through.

We will also now be competing in the Richard Martin Memorial Cup (for teams from Divisions Three to Six who do not have a backlog of fixtures), and in the First Round of that we have been drawn Away to Northumberland Park Rangers, who are currently bottom of Division Three, although they have convincingly beaten three other teams from our division already this season in various other Cup competitions. This First Round match is currently scheduled for Sunday 3rd March. If we win that game, we will then be at Home to either Division Four leaders Shentree Athletic or Enfield Albion (from our division) in the Quarter-Finals, then we are likely to be playing London Orient (from our Division) or FC Cricklewood (who are near the bottom of Division Four) in the Semi-Finals. Although Northumberland Park Rangers and Shentree Athletic will be tougher opponents than teams we have faced in Division Five so far this season, this is another Cup where we could easily reach the Final and it is worth taking it seriously.

We have also entered a Group Stage Cup competition that will give us fixtures right up until early/mid-May. This is now being called the North London Challenge Cup and we have been drawn in Group E along with Northumberland Park Rangers, Shentree Athletic and Nissi Seconds, who are a mid-table side in Division Six. As there are Premier Division teams in the other groups who we may face in the Quarter-Finals if we win our Group, it is not a competition that we are going to win and it can be used more to give all our squad members a game.

Earlier in the season we were knocked out of both the Roger Jones Senior Challenge Cup (which is a competition for all teams in the League) after losing 4-1 at Home to Division Two side Real Menza in the Second Round on Sunday 1st October and also the John Motson Junior Challenge Cup (for selected teams in Division One to Six) after losing 4-1 Away to Division Three side AC Finchley in the First Round on Sunday 26th November.

  

BARNET SUNDAY LEAGUE ‘GOLDEN GLOVE’ AWARD FOR SEASON 2023-2024 - UPDATED  19.2.24

The Barnet Sunday League award a trophy at the end of the Season to the goalkeeper who has kept the most clean sheets in League & League Cup matches throughout the Season. This covers all ten divisions (including the two Veterans Divisions) and our Player-Manager and now regular goalkeeper Josh Wakeford is currently in joint-second place along with four others and only one behind the three current leaders, one of whom is the goalkeeper from Olympia, the top team in the Premier Division. Most of Josh’s clean sheets have come in recent matches as we have improved so much defensively over the past couple of months or so. We still have plenty of matches left this season for us to keep more clean sheets and help Josh get that award, which would be an amazing achievement for an 18-year-old playing in adults football.

  

CROWDFUNDING SPONSORSHIP

Instead of looking for one (or more) major sponsors, we have set up a GoFundMe campaign for our club members, supporters and You Tube highlights subscribers to donate however much they want individually. This will enable our young players to be able to afford to play for us when most of them are either at University or at 6th Form College and we will then be able to pay our affiliation fees, pitch fees, Referees fees and other expenses while charging each player only a £50.00 membership fee for the whole season.
Charging a small flat fee fee per player for the Season instead of paying subs for each match is how most adult Sunday League teams now operate, but normally with the help of a small number of major sponsors rather than up to 1,000 individuals paying small amounts. (We now have well over 1,000 subscribers on the hughesvideo You Tube channel watching our match highlights).
The link to our GoFundMe campaign where you can contribute with an online payment is https://gofund.me/b6a18645 or you can scan the QR code to take you to the donation page.

  

LONDON F.A. SUNDAY JUNIOR CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2023-2024

Unfortunately, due to the First Round of this competition falling on a date (Sunday 24th September) where roughly half of our regular players were away for the weekend sorting out their University arrangements and starting Freshers Week, we had to concede our match Away to Metropolitan Sunday League Senior Division side Thames City Blues. This match was due to be played in Sidcup, South-East London, which made matters worse as other registered players also made themselves unavailable because of the difficulty in getting there without a lift.

This is the first time in over 30 years of entering London FA Sunday Cup competitions that we have ever had to concede a match and we hope it will be the last.

CLICK HERE to view the London FA Sunday Junior Cup draw & results in full on the London F.A. Website. (Once they put them on there).
Our history in London FA Sunday Cup competitions over the years can be found here on this website.

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BARNET SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS FOR SEASON 2023-2024

We will once again be playing in Division Five this season having finished second-from-bottom in that division last season.

Division Six is the bottom division, but that is for newly-formed teams only.

All the League’s divisions plus fixtures and results can be viewed HERE ON FULL-TIME.
There is a League website HERE which is due to be updated for Season 2023-2024 shortly.
CLICK HERE for the League’s Twitter page.
CLICK HERE for the League on Instagram.

CLICK HERE for the League’s Facebook page.

CLICK HERE for the League on Tik-Tok.

CLICK HERE for the League’s You Tube channel (featuring numerous highlights of other teams matches).

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