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Dec 5, 2014, 1:23 PM
Team(s): FCUM, MUFC, Hammarby, St Pauli, Hawthorn (AFL)
29/11 1900ish Elite league
Re: [HantsLondoner] Where are you going - where did you go? ICE HOCKEY
Braehead Clan 7-3 Cardiff Devils
Attendance: quite full, but still a few seats
Bus from right outside Partick station dropped us at the Arena inside a shopping centre, having popped along to the Three Judges for a swift one first. Perhaps our English accents confused the staff, as they placed in with the Welsh visitors without asking where we'd like to be - but the visitors were friendly so we adopted them as our team for the night. The match was late starting, not getting going until 1915, and Braehead were clearly the better side, racking up a 3-0 first period lead, and extending that in the 2nd to 5-0 midway through. Having taken their foot off the gas, Cardiff got 2 back and we thought a comeback might be possible, but a goal inside the first minute of the last quarter ended that aspiration and each side added 1 more coasting a 7-3 result for the highly placed homesters. The refereeing seemed to favour the home side somewhat with Cardiff spending most of the match with 1 player in the sinbin. The inter-period breaks were 20 minues between the last person leaving the ice and the first players back on, so the whole event did not finish until 9.55, rather later than expected and eating into Glasgow pub visiting time!
3/12 1900 Swedish 3rd level (East)
Haninge Anchors 1-5 Enkoping
Admission: comp, free folded A4 programme/teamsheet
Worked in Stockholm this week, so took a 25 min train south to Handen, close to Haninge town centre for this game. Haninge have played in the 2nd level but are mid-table this season in the 3rd, following a merger with 2 other local teams that may have meant the players come from multiple sources, but the fans have not followed. Viewing is from a gallery with approx 8 rows of block seating down the length of one side. Just as with the above, one side took a 3-0 lead in the 1st term, this time the lowly visitors, who belied that by showing both great defensive organisation and creativity to unlock the Haninge defence. Additionally the Enkoping netminder was superb, only beaten in the 2nd term by a heavy deflection and having kept a clean sheet last time out also. Enkoping perhaps could have added more but ran out 5-1 winners. The home fans creditably kept singing in support of their team, even when all hope was lost. The match was finished by 21:15. Thereafter retired to OLearys to watch the football and then back to the Bishops Arms at central for a last one before home.
The previous night, I found a cask ale venue in Stockholm that I'd previously been unaware of, the Bagpipers, on Rorstrandsgatan near St Eriksplan/Karlberg. The Fullers ESB was pretty good and turning over nicely.
Last new football ground (928) Hems Way Welwyn Garden City 0-1 Maccabi GB
With FC United: 134
On the agenda:
23/7 FC United v AFC Fylde
25/7 Chadderton v FC United XI
(This post was edited by oftenscore6 on Dec 5, 2014, 3:15 PM)