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LondonBuck
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Aug 13, 2017, 7:31 PM

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Team(s): GILLINGHAM, AFC TELFORD UTD, Hartley Wintney, Ramsgate, Fisher, Witham Town

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Grimsby Town 0 Coventry City 2

Entry: £18
Attendance: 6,767

Opted out of earlier considerations of Rochdale or Rotherham, and instead made the three hour journey from Bradford all the way to Cleethorpes to tick a ground that may be on its way to being replaced by another twenty-first century plastic bowl. And I'm glad I made the trip, because Blundell Park is a throw-back to the old days: creaking old buildings, crowbarred tightly into rows of Victorian terraces, and loads of passionate fans who obviously live in the local neighbourhood and support their local side.

And I was also taken by surprise with how pleasant a place Cleethorpes is on a warm and sunny August afternoon, with some good pints dug out of a couple of nearby pubs, and spectacular views of Spurn Head on the other bank of the Humber. Blundell Park is an attractive twenty minute walk north along the promenade, with a footbridge spanning the railway line just behind the football ground.

Unfortunately, it was the standard on the pitch that let the day down, particularly the controversy that surrounded Coventry's first goal. I got the feeling that the Grimsby players and fans had a right old sulk because of that, with Cov taking advantage and grabbing a second.

But other than that, it was a good day and a fine tick. I'd advise anyone who hasn't ticked Blundell Park yet to do their best to visit while they can.

Done all of the above, stewards friendly also.



Current totals/visits...
616 GROUNDS: Upper Beeding (56/92)
562 WETHERSPOONS: The Grand Electric Hall, Spennymoor
1 WETHERSPOONS HOTEL: Aylesbury


LondonBuck
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Aug 13, 2017, 7:47 PM

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Full groundhop mode continues..
THE ATHLETIC GROUND
WELLS CITY 2 Hengrove Athletic 2
Admission £6 Inc prog
Tea £1 from a teapot!


A very pleasant day in the wonderful city of Wells Smile
New Wetherspoons ticked, although only one guest beer on, it was a decent one. Exmoor Silver Stallion.

Very conveniently located ground with a wonderful heritage stand.
It appears the cricket side of things has decamped leaving the clubhouse isolated across a slightly overgrown patch of grass. New fencing now enclosing the football pitch.

A very good match, the away side scoring after 2mins followed by a straight red card for a home player for a bad tackle. Half time was 0-2.
Despite this, a spirited second half performance saw Wells claim a draw!

Easy return trip, with a bus stop just a couple of mins walk away and a 376 at 1702. Smile

Very enjoyable.



Current totals/visits...
616 GROUNDS: Upper Beeding (56/92)
562 WETHERSPOONS: The Grand Electric Hall, Spennymoor
1 WETHERSPOONS HOTEL: Aylesbury


(This post was edited by LondonBuck on Aug 13, 2017, 7:48 PM)


hemelhopper
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Aug 13, 2017, 9:00 PM

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Callington Town 4-0 Cullompton Rangers (SWP)
- played at the Ginsters Marshfield Parc, Launceston Road, Callington from 3.0pm

Att – nudging 60 (h/c); Entry - £5 incl simple prog; Cuppa - £1 at the Clubhouse bar
Weather – dry with an odd period of sunshine
Travel – having stayed at Plympton overnight after the Ivybridge game .. it was over the Tamar Bridge and up the A388 .. with the return home east via A30, A35, A31 and M27 .. in just under three hours and thirty.
Colours – Cally in all red with bottom of shorts edged in black, complimented by black socks .. Cully in an all blue with white stripes to shirt

So after drying out from a rain drenched Erme Valley .. it was a nice leisurely breakfast and an arrival well ahead of schedule in downtown Callington .. taking in the waft of pasties from the home of your local and original Ginsters .. who not only sponsor the home team shirts but have numerous advertising boards about a ground .. found amongst the back buildings of local Community College, with plenty of parking.

Now from memory Cally are one of SWP-Phil’s league teams under pressure to make some improvements before this season’s end, to retain Step 6 status .. and looking around it looked like all was progressing on track .. the concrete had been mixed and footpaths recently laid, with new access and handrail in place to move from pitch side up to a timber clad Clubhouse, sitting proudly on high next to the official’s car park. Today’s spectators passed by a ticket booth adjacent main changing room block .. to see a small covered main stand of forty plus seats available behind the dugouts to left side .. with most visitors sitting on chairs around tables, up on the Clubhouse deck .. the rest of us dotted about a full railed barrier to grassy pitch, with the odd lump of topsoil and seed being managed .. and floodlights standing proud. Up the far end goal the final piece of path was lacking and apart from various holes and gaps at perimeter boundary, there were just a sprinkling of temporary metal fence panels amongst trees to secure some of the site .. but on the whole, our hosts are getting there and I would suspect all should be ready for final inspections come next Spring to maintain status .. which for viewing a game (and the Cornish countryside), is a delight for any venturing soul in this part of the world.

Today anyone turning up a minute late for kick off would have missed Cally’s opener after their first attack .. the missed bit included me (head down looking at phone) but our scorer looked as though he dispatched ball from distance and also probably scored the quickest goal of any Cally start to a season. The game then settled and became competitive with both keepers playing their part in keeping the score the same .. especially our host hands, for on 30 mins he pulled off a great reflex save, tipping ball over when everything looked goal bound .. certainly a game changer, for it was only five minutes later that forward play by team mates saw a striker drift by the left full back and see his driven shot, hit hard and low, bounce off the inside of right post and into net .. 2-0 at the half.

The second was very much the same tempo but a game that was quickly put to bed, for on 47 a cross in from the right found lone forward at back post, who cleverly placed his header back across the keeper to find netting .. then two minutes later a break saw a converge of players and the forward won race to stab home .. leaving a game to be played out with only some official decisions not helping our visitors afternoon, when a few yellow cards were shown.

All in all, a very enjoyable 24 hours spent in the South West .. and I hope to return for another couple of games next month .. FA Cup draw permitting .. Wink



Grounds Visited = 477, Leagues done = 6 (45 to go); Games in 18-19 Season = 19; New Grounds this Season = 13; Goals seen this Season = 46; Ave goals / game = 2.42; Last new ground = Athletico Romsey; Next Game = Sat 18th Aug 2018


buncranaboy
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Aug 13, 2017, 9:18 PM

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Scottish Cup 1st Prelim : Burntisland Shipyard 0 Colville Park 7. Admission £5; Programme £2. Attendance : 111


Burntisland Shipyard FC are one of those clubs whose name was etched on my memory from an early age and, like Prorege and Leeds Phil, I've been waiting for years for this home Cup draw. Sadly, Shippy were totally outclassed by the two-time Amateur Cup holders who looked a very confident outfit and who dominated from the start.
Burntisland is just across the Forth Bridge, turn right toward Fife and in ten to fifteen minutes you're there. We didn't venture down to the seafront so probably didn't see the "good bits". The ground is pretty basic, hidden away in a housing estate, but it's now got cover, they issued and comestibles were available so all boxes ticked. All the local gen was provided by prorege whose advice we took pre-game to tick the GBG Foresters Arms in nearby Aberdour, which was fine but had no Scottish ales on.
I'd left home just before 8 and collected Ratty from M6/J10 and KYM from Clayhead-land and we breakfasted at the Carlisle truckstop - indoors to shelter from the rain. Ratty's breakfast consisted of a huge gammon steak, two eggs, beans and a mountain of chips. No further fodder necessary for at least a couple of hours, and we later dropped him at Whitburn as he wanted to save Burntisland for the hop.
I gather there may be an issue with the availability of the Indoor Oriam for that hop but I'm sure official sources will bring any updates as and when they're in the know.
Onwards from Burntisland/Whitburn to Glasgow Speedway for the 19.00 start there, reported on in the appropriate section.








Ipeland
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Aug 13, 2017, 9:26 PM

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Lostock Gralam 3-2 Garswood United (0-1 HT) at The Park Stadium
Cheshire League Division 1
Admission: Free, Programme: None, Tea: Comp (see below)
Attendance: 28 (h/c)

Wasn't entirely sure where I'd be going on Saturday until Lostock Gralam messaged me on twitter asking me to do the team photos for them after seeing the ones I took at their last game away to Middlewich, which gave me a convienient opportunity to tick this ground off. Almost didn't make it in time as my grandad decided to block the driveway while he was away ringing bells at a wedding, meaning that I couldn't set off until 1340, but luckily decent traffic got me there with half an hour to kick, leaving me plenty of time to do the team photos and have a mug of tea which they generously provided me for no cost.

The game got off with to a relatively slow start with both sides seemingly a bit nervy, Lostock settled in earlier but kept getting caught offside, having two or three goals in the first half ruled out for such an offence. Garswood took the lead on the 37th minute after the Lostock keeper brought down an away attacker in the box for a penalty, which was duly dispatched by Josh Keddie. Garswood started the second half the brighter and they doubled their lead around 10 minutes into the second period through a rather dodgy own goal, a throw in from the right was headed toward his own goal by a defender, to which the keeper didn't react to, allowing the ball to cross over the line. After this I thought Lostock wouldn't be able to get back into it, but after a few changes by both sides the home side started looking the better and in the last 20 or so minutes the tide began to turn. Lostock halved the deficit with 15 minutes left, a strike by Harry Short from outside the box into the bottom left hand corner after a cross. They then got the equaliser soon afterwards through another penalty after a poor challenge by a Garswood defender, which was then scored by Matty Herd. Lostock clearly had the upper hand now and kept pressing, but with time running down it seemed like the game would end all square. However, with a few minutes before the final whistle, the home side snatched all three points with a cracking powerful shot by Robbie Jones from 30 yards out which flew into the top right corner, and resulted in Jones being mobbed by the rest of the Lostock squad in celebration.

Decent enough ground for their level, located behind the Slow and Easy pub on Manchester Road. Pitch is fully railed off and there is a small section of cover located on the halfway line. Tea bar is adjacent to the changing room block, serves usual range of food and hot drinks. A few picnic tables outside the tea bar could provide some seating on a nice day. No hard standing apart from the cover as far as I could see. Lovely day with the sun out pretty much throughout the match which made for good lighting for pictures. Female ref for this game who dealt with the match quite well I thought, both benches still did the usual berating though.

Some match photos here.



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Last new ground: Ashton Town Stadium (Ashton Town)
Next planned fixture: Unsure


buncranaboy
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Aug 13, 2017, 11:25 PM

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 Sold out twenty minutes before kick off.

A few hoppers in evidence – two from Yorkshire who I didn’t know, Leeds Phil, Buncranaboy and Know Your Market, plus several of the local guys. No sign of Chris1963 – having gone to the trouble of confirming the match details from the SFA for him I thought he might have turned up!


Maybe he showed up to find all programmes had gone and went elsewhere/back home. It has been known to happen Tongue


Chris1963
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Aug 14, 2017, 12:14 AM

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Scottish Cup First Preliminary Round
Burntisland Shipyard v Colville Park, 0-7, H.T. 0-2, Att 111 (h/c), Admission £5, Programme £2, Pie and Irn Bru £2

No sign of Chris1963 – having gone to the trouble of confirming the match details from the SFA for him I thought he might have turned up!


Sorry about you having gone to all that trouble, but I would have been there had the kick-off been earlier than 3 pm. As things were, the 3 pm start meant it would not be possible to get back to London by train the same day and I didn't want to fly back. As Burntisland are regular entrants in the Scottish Cup I will probably wait until another year when they have got a home tie (I'm assuming they will always do programmes for this competition) and the train times are more favourable.


nico
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Aug 14, 2017, 12:23 AM

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CoCoPops League
CB Hounslow United 4 Epsom & Ewell 2
A short ride on the 116 bus and a 15 minute walk saw us at The Lair, CB Hounslow's new home. I used to watch Hounslow Town at their old Denbigh Road Ground whenever I wasn't following the Bees around the country, so have a fondness for any team that carries on the Hounslow name.
The Lair saw it's fair share of hoppers, though not as many as I thought, and nobody I know by name. The ground is a smart, tidy and perfectly adequate venue for the level, all club officials were friendly and helpful.


Also at The Lair for the Dragons' first league game at their smart new ground, and it is certainly a vast improvement on the dump where I last saw a CB home fixture... the Osterley Sports Club!
I caught the tube out to Hounslow West and then walked it to CB's new home on Green Lane, which took twenty minutes.
Admission is usually £6 for adults, programmes were available, and the attendance was around 90 {rough headcount}.



One moment's high and glory rolls on by


Chris1963
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Aug 14, 2017, 1:02 AM

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North-West Counties League, Division One, 3 pm

Prestwich Heys 3 Cammell Laird 0 (H/T 2-0)

Entry - £5 adults

Programme - £2 for glossy 24 page colour issue. Old issues (including some 4 page issues for PSF's) available free in clubhouse.

Crowd - given as 104 on league site but my rough headcount was 60-65

As explained earlier, I decided not to go to Burntisland so I had to choose an alternative fixture instead, and this wasn't easy. One game I did consider was Denbigh Town v. Holywell Town but when I checked the train times it became clear that as buses were replacing trains between between Crewe and Chester, this would probably not be a good idea. Eventually, after much indecision, I decided on a trip to Manchester to tick a relative newcomer to the NWCL, just as I had done at Charnock Richard the previous Saturday.

On arrival at Manchester I caught the 135 bus which is very frequent (once every 10 minutes) and goes to Bury. The journey takes about 25-30 minutes to the closest bus stop on this route to the Prestwich Heys ground which is about ten minutes walk away. I did notice a much less frequent bus route going past the ground though.

The football ground is in Sandgate Road and is a spacious venue with a very flat pitch. It is neither particularly old (photos in the clubhouse show an older ground being used for an Amateur Cup tie at home v Finchley in 1967) nor does it look new.

The pitch is enclosed by a traditional post and rail which is painted in the club colours of red and white, and the ground perimeter is enclosed by a slatted concrete fence which forms an almost perfect rectangle. The ground is surrounded by trees and some new-looking houses. There is no litter or graffiti anywhere and the pitch was in immaculate condition, so the ground is obviously well looked after. A small home-made type of stand is situated on the west side and contains two rows of red plastic tip-up seats on wooden steps. Further cover is provided by a roof over flat concrete standing behind one goal, next to the turnstile. A collection of semi-temporary buildings next to the stand house the changing-rooms and a small clubhouse.

The game was a very one-sided affair. Looking at last season's league tables, the visitors probably haven't improved since then although their twitter sounded very enthusiastic ahead of the match. I can't see them making a quick return to the top division, while the home side could well improve on last season's 8th place. It was an enjoyable day and the fact that neither of the big two Manchester clubs were at home meant that the return train journey wasn't too crowded.


hemelite
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Aug 14, 2017, 7:49 AM

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Connie South
Hungerford Town 0 Hemel Town 2

Hungerford will be miffed they didn't get anything out of this game. They dominated spells of the first hour and Hemel keeper Laurie Walker rightfully won the MOTM award for three terrific saves to keep the Crusaders at bay.
Hemel however opened the scoring on the hour with a superb overhead kick from Jordan Parkes, and two minutes later wrapped it up when Charlie Sherringham headed across goal into the far corner.
Hungerford to their credit continued to press but by now their hearts really wern't in it anymore.


morecambewba
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Aug 14, 2017, 8:09 AM

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SLYNE WITH HEST 2 BURSCOUGH RICHMOND 5
NO ADMISSION OR PROG
ATT 37

My original plan was to tick off a new ground at Prestwich Heys(just read report by chris 1963 so obviously worth a visit next time round) but had to stay local.
So with sun shining a trip to Slyne was ideal as beautiful location in a valley surrounded by countryside. No change to ground since last season.
Slyne started well winning a penalty when one of their strikers was through on goal. taken out by keeper who escaped any card. A decision which baffled many as there wasnt another defender between the keeper and goal line. penalty converted but within 5 minutes Burscough equalised with a stunning volley into the roof of the net from 15 yards out .
After 40 minutes the slyne keeper let a low shot/cross go completely under his body and luckily for him it hit the post...unluckily for him it rolled into the path of a waiting forward for a very easy finish.
In the second half the slyne defence failed to deal with a pacy Burscough attack and conceded three more though scoring a goal to bring the score back to 2-3 at one stage.
A good start to the season for Burscough, with 7 points out of 9, who only came into the West Lancs in 2011 and have won 2 promotions.


leohoenig
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Aug 14, 2017, 8:37 AM

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North-West Counties League, Division One, 3 pm

Prestwich Heys 3 Cammell Laird 0 (H/T 2-0)


The football ground is in Sandgate Road and is a spacious venue with a very flat pitch. It is neither particularly old (photos in the clubhouse show an older ground being used for an Amateur Cup tie at home v Finchley in 1967) nor does it look new.


I went to the old ground (Heys Road) for a North West Counties League game in 1985, and a game on the current ground in 2008, when the club were in the Manchester League. Heys Road was revisited in 2013 for a Miles Kenyon cup tie, Prestwich FC then being the home club. My lists suggest that Prestwich have moved away

Anyway, back in England for a few days, and it was the first home game of the season, so

Cheltenham Town 1-0 Crawley Town
Admission £16. Programme £3. Attendance 2834


The faces on the pitch change. but much remains the same. Cheltenham deservedly picked up the points, but made hard work of it against a physical Crawley team. Both will have to up their game from this to avoid a season of struggle. Good to see the same trolls on the home forum have switched their stance from "why are we signing players from Greenwich", to "put him on a three year contract before the current transfer window closes".

Anyway, Mohamed Eisa scored his fourth goal in three games for Cheltenham and it was the only one of the game. Job done.

With the advantage for the week of going by train, I travelled post game to the Deya brewery near the station. An unusual set up in an trading estate, the beer was splendid. Good to see a small brewery that is different from the norm, selling intentionally cloudy beers.



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The proof that you can have too much of a good thing
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Bob L. Hatt
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Aug 14, 2017, 11:50 AM

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Managed to sneak in a double, via train!

Maidenhead United 2 Hartlepool United 1
National League
Attendance - 1491
Admission - £15
Programme - £3

Early kick off meant an early start, couple of scoops in the Three Guineas at Reading before moving on to Maidenhead. Classic old ground, good atmosphere and the hosts fully deserved this, Dave Tarpey in particular was excellent.

Hartlepool very ineffective, could be a long hard season.

Very quick getaway at the end to make the train to Slough.

Slough Town 1 Kettering Town 2
Southern League Premier Division
Attendance - 760
Admission - £11
Programme - £2

Legged it from Slough station with a few minutes spare to kick off, really impressed with the ground. Cover on all four sides, main stand is excellent.

Kettering took a first half lead and then got a second very late in the game. Slough scored a consolation in injury time and it was the best goal of the game.

Back to station, all connections made and finally finished at the pub in Alfreton for 9.30pm.

A great day out, will all be on the blog later.



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KnowYourMarket
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Aug 14, 2017, 12:34 PM

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Deya is one of the current on-trend breweries. Alongside Cloudwater and Verdant.



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Aug 14, 2017, 1:20 PM

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Arlesey Town 0-1 Marlow
Southern League Division One East
Attendance: 101


My low scoring season continued (17 in 11 games now) and low scoring could be the problem for these teams this season; neither offered much up front. Marlow had the better of the first half and scored the only goal after 39 minutes with a mishit shot that the keeper should have done better with. The second half got off to a false start when, moments after kick off, everyone spotted the home goalkeeper emerging from the dressing rooms with a look of panic on his face. There was a re-start, no harm done and, astonishingly, no moaning from anyone. Marlow continued where they had left off but gradually Arlesey got on top until the closing stages when they were dominant. They couldn't find the net though.


jimmyb
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Aug 14, 2017, 2:07 PM

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Scottish Cup First Preliminary Round
Burntisland Shipyard v Colville Park, 0-7, H.T. 0-2, Att 111 (h/c), Admission £5, Programme £2, Pie and Irn Bru £2

No sign of Chris1963 – having gone to the trouble of confirming the match details from the SFA for him I thought he might have turned up!


Sorry about you having gone to all that trouble, but I would have been there had the kick-off been earlier than 3 pm. As things were, the 3 pm start meant it would not be possible to get back to London by train the same day and I didn't want to fly back. As Burntisland are regular entrants in the Scottish Cup I will probably wait until another year when they have got a home tie (I'm assuming they will always do programmes for this competition) and the train times are more favourable.


That was their 1st home tie in the Scottish cup proper for 23 years. They were very,very close to jacking it in completely last season.
It is not compulsory for clubs to issue in the Scottish cup. However you may get a couple of more chances of games with programmes this season. They might issue when they play Kelty Hearts at home, I think they have at present a cup tie and league game at home to Kelty. Plus 11th March they are scheduled for groundhop day with an 11am kick off.


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A drive up to Kirklington Rd for a first visit in this league. KO 3.00pm.


Northern Counties Eastern League Premier.


RAINWORTH M.W. 1 (1) v (0) LIVERSEDGE 1.


Scorers.


Home. J Waddle (17)


Away. D Morton (80)


Admission £5. Programme £1. Pin Badge £3. Attendance 51.


I only live about 200 yards from the ground but organ duty for a wedding meant I only saw the last half hour. My friends told me on arrival that although we were 1-0 up I hadn't missed much.

The biggest worry was the attendance of just 51. Our community just isn't interested any more since the pit closed and we became a dormitory village, and the days of sizeable crowds at the Wrens' Nest have long gone.
Hope you enjoyed your visit, we try to make all visitors welcome.


Chris1963
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Aug 14, 2017, 9:00 PM

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That was their 1st home tie in the Scottish cup proper for 23 years. They were very,very close to jacking it in completely last season.
It is not compulsory for clubs to issue in the Scottish cup. However you may get a couple of more chances of games with programmes this season. They might issue when they play Kelty Hearts at home, I think they have at present a cup tie and league game at home to Kelty. Plus 11th March they are scheduled for groundhop day with an 11am kick off.


Thanks for the advice about Kelty - hopefully these games will be played at an earlier time than 3 pm, although some luck may be required for the weather. Is the Burntisland pitch reliable in wet weather? (as for the Hop game, the morning kick-off would be a problem for me)


DavetheGlassboy
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Aug 14, 2017, 9:38 PM

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Conference
Leyton Orient 2 Maidstone United 0
Ticket £18.00 (+£1.50 booking fee, basically meant a saving of 50p against the on the day price!)

Having spent the morning at the Olympic Stadium watching the athletics, this seemed an obvious choice being just two miles away and so it was a pleasant afternoon stroll through the Olympic Park to head for Brisbane Road.

I went for a seat midway down the Brisbane Road stand with a very good view save for a pillar which didn't obscure either goal.

Cracking game of football even with a lack of first half goals. Orient took the lead on the hour and settled it in stoppage time.

Short and almost straight walk to Leyton underground station and I was back at Euston by 17:45.



Last new ground (800): Sandygate - Hallam v Runcorn Linnets 12/8/18
Last game: as above
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Cowden Andy
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Aug 14, 2017, 9:38 PM

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Normally EOSL games kick off at 2.30 p.m.


LeedsPhil
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Aug 15, 2017, 3:32 AM

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That was their 1st home tie in the Scottish cup proper for 23 years. They were very,very close to jacking it in completely last season.
It is not compulsory for clubs to issue in the Scottish cup. However you may get a couple of more chances of games with programmes this season. They might issue when they play Kelty Hearts at home, I think they have at present a cup tie and league game at home to Kelty. Plus 11th March they are scheduled for groundhop day with an 11am kick off.


Thanks for the advice about Kelty - hopefully these games will be played at an earlier time than 3 pm, although some luck may be required for the weather. Is the Burntisland pitch reliable in wet weather? (as for the Hop game, the morning kick-off would be a problem for me)


Saturday 7th October, 2:30pm.


totallyuntamed
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Aug 15, 2017, 8:52 AM

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Location: Coventry
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Northern Premier League Division One South Scarborough Athletic 0 Hyde United 0 Admission £6 (concession) + 40p ticket charge. Attendance 1385 Programme sold out by the time I arrived.
Surprised that I didn't see any groundhoppers here and as I haven't seen any posts on the game it would appear that I may have been the only one in attendance. Booked a train weeks ago and paid for my match ticket on line.
Had a tremendous day and managed to do all 7 Scarborough GBG entries plus the York Tap on the way home. Not too keen on a rather ordinary Wetherspoons but all the others are well worth a visit.
The ground is an easy walk from the railway station, indeed the line runs behind the line. If you prefer a taxi, the cost is £5. The ground is very reminiscent of Maidstone's new ground with minimal raised terracing - four rows at the far end. The other three sides feature flat standing; not a problem with the size of the crowd today but would be if the attendance were much bigger. There is a massive bank behind the open terracing on the far side, from which it is possible to get a panoramic views of proceedings but this area is patrolled by stewards. The stand features four blocks of seating and there is room either side for further development. I was told that the club own the bank and they could also expand on that side if necessary. Refreshments were obtained from a burger van with a good variety of options.
The less said about the game the better - a truly execrable goalless draw between two very poor sides.


WestBerksPalace
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Aug 15, 2017, 11:25 AM

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Location: Tilehurst, Reading.
Team(s): Palace/Epsom and Ewell/Didcot Town and Djurgardens IF.

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EPL - Palace 0-3 Huddersfield, att 25,448, admission- ST, programme £3.50.
Oh dear.
I was already a little worried when I'd heard Frank De Boer was looking for a sea change in our playing style. Playing out slowly from the back with three at the back is all very well if you have world class defenders and those in the middle to pass into. If you haven't and are up against opposition who hunt down like animals in packs, then you are in trouble.
After half an hour of roll ball out to full back, full back get's closed down, or tackled, crowds roars disapproval, the tactic was changed to play long/er. Unfortunately we were already two down, and game was pretty much lost.
Huddersfield looked well organised, enormously fit, but tackling was let's say 'industrial'. Those tactics will be punished by over fussy refs in the PL, but today Jon Moss seemed to have decided it was 'Yorkshire charity day' as one after another scything tackle was merely punished by a wagging finger, we thought he'd left his yellow card on the train, until wonder of miracles he suddenly discovered it, but then sent it back into the lining of this outfit to gather dust again.
We largely dominated possession during the second half, but some good keeping from the visiting 1, and some rather rusty early season finishing left us with nil on the board, whilst the Terriers new French 9 Mounier was given the freedom of South Norwood to run through our non existent defence to add a third, to be met with seats being exited.
Too early to say what will happen from now. De Boer needs to wise up quickly about how hard the PL is, and get the basics right first. Do that and we should be ok. Huddersfield looked very workmanlike, and still seem to lack quality, outside 2/3 players. But I like Wagner, and wish them all the best. Looking forward to revenge in the new year!



2018-19 - 11 games (Banbury/Halesowen) 31 goals, average gpg 2.81. 3 new grounds.
2017-18 - 122 games (N Cyprus/Karp), 392 goals, av gpg 3.21, 48 new grounds.
New Grounds in 2018 - 27. 2017 -44. Last new - Coggeshall Town 11-8-18, Grounds in Total - 1175.
RL Grounds - 33 (Last - Macron Stadium, Challenge Cup SFs (5/8/18), Speedway Tracks 50.

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leominster
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Aug 15, 2017, 1:42 PM

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Cardiff City 3 Aston Villa 0
Championship
Admission : Season ticket, programme £3
Attendance : 23,899 including 4,803 from Villa

Outstanding performance from Cardiff whose front three dismantled the Villa defence of seasoned internationals. In truth Cardiff should have won by a greater margin. They had 12 shots on target to Villa's 1 and spurned several one on one chances. Messrs Terry, Chester, Hutton and Taylor were out sprinted and left trailing on numerous occasions by the Cardiff forwards.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing - a free transfer and an absolute revelation - opened the scoring with a header in the first half, Kenneth Zohore ran down the right to the bye line before dinking over a ball for Junior Hoilett to nod into an empty net and Mendez-Laing rounded off the scoring with a stepover and curled finish.

Lots of noisy support for Villa early on. That noise stopped around the half hour mark, they booed off their team at half time and the fans started flooding out when Cardiff got their third with twenty minutes to go. The vast majority of them had left before the end. Those remaining had to listen to the Cardiff fans asking if they could play Villa every week.

Villa looked completely devoid of confidence and self belief. It will be interesting to see how their season pans out from here. Cardiff look to have power and pace in abundance this season. If they can continue their early season form I would be very surprised if they spend any of this season in the bottom half of the table. The question will be how near the top they can get.


PhilT
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Aug 15, 2017, 3:17 PM

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Location: Cambridgeshire
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Potton United 5 - 0 Bourne Town
UCL Div 1
Admission £5; prog £1

After a fairly even first half, with a single home goal, Potton dominated the second to gain a comfortable win.

With a 250 crowd at their FA Cup match last Friday, today was back to a more normal Step 6 handful. Apparently they have arranged the next round Cup match for Friday evening also, so could get another decent attendance for that.

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