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Feversham Lens
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Planning yet more rugby union tomorrow. I can hardly believe it. That's four Saturdays in a row. Looking at the Yorkshire One game between Bradford Salem and Scarborough. Overnight frost is likely to be a problem, and the advice from Salem is to make a check call to the club at lunchtime. I have, in Yorkshire Two, West Park Leeds v Pocklington as a back-up. Forecast for the morning is sunshine, so I'm hoping to call in at Cross Green en route and get some decent pics of Otley's fabulous old wooden grandstand.




Sporting (and other) images at https://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/

Ground/Venue Totals:
Football 874; Rugby Union 229; Rugby League 199; Cricket 75; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 24; Ice Hockey 15; Grasstrack 13; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.



IAN S
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Castleford 3 Ilkley 15
Yorkshire One
H/T 3-10
Admission & programme £3

Fairly entertaining game with three good tries scored by Ilkley. Banter between both sets of fans was even more entertaining though! Decent clubhouse with free grub on offer before game.



We'll be, as we are, when all the fools who doubt us fade away.


Feversham Lens
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Hull 28 Caldy 24 (HT 21-0)
National League Two North
Admission: £7 (including glossy 28pp programme)
Attendance: 160 (h/c)

With my first-choice games at Bradford Salem and West Park Leeds both falling victim to frozen pitches, I headed to Hull for the second time in a week. And got lucky. This was an exciting contest between two well-matched sides, with the outcome in doubt to the final whistle.

Since I last saw Hull, they have moved from Haworth Park, crossing from the east to the west side of the A1079 Beverley Road to base themselves at the Ferens Ground. This is their third season at the new ground. Haworth Park, a dump to be honest, is now let to an amateur rugby league club.

The Ferens Ground (or Hull Sports Centre) offers three rugby pitches, numerous artificial and grass tennis courts, a bowling green and a cricket pitch. The main rugby pitch is enclosed with a wooden barrier. On the north side, the clubhouse is set back from a modern (and ugly) dressing room block and two small cantilever stands, each of which has four rows of bench seats. Opposite, brick dug-outs flank a scaffolding TV gantry. There is hardstanding on the north side and at the west end, with grass behind the posts at the east end and a mushy sort of gravel (softstanding?!) along the south touchline. There aren't any floodlights.

Despite the first half being fairly even, Hull led 21-0 at the break. Two lucky bounces of the ball helped the hosts add two tries to a spectacular opening effort from wing Will Robinson, whose lightning pace and devastating step took him over from 50 metres. Shame, after that, he hardly got a pass. Robinson would have far more running opportunities in rugby league. Conversions were added to all three tries. In reply, Caldy mustered a couple of near-misses with long-range penalty attempts.

The visitors from the Wirral roared back into the game in the second half. Two converted tries and a penalty brought Caldy to within four points of Hull, who then eased 28-17 ahead with a converted try of their own. But Caldy weren't finished and scored another converted try to ensure a tense last five minutes. Seven defeats in 10 now for Caldy. Mind you, giving the opposition a 21-point start is never a wise move.

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Sporting (and other) images at https://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/

Ground/Venue Totals:
Football 874; Rugby Union 229; Rugby League 199; Cricket 75; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 24; Ice Hockey 15; Grasstrack 13; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.



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Feversham Lens
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More hunt, punt and grunt for me tomorrow as I continue to mop up the smaller clubs left to hop in a 50-mile radius of my new (ish) home. Moortown host Yorkshire Two leaders Huddersfield YMCA at Moss Valley. The nearby basement battle in the same division between Roundhegians and West Leeds at the Memorial Ground is a handy back-up in case overnight wind and rain do their worst.




Sporting (and other) images at https://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/

Ground/Venue Totals:
Football 874; Rugby Union 229; Rugby League 199; Cricket 75; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 24; Ice Hockey 15; Grasstrack 13; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.



Feversham Lens
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Feb 5, 2011, 6:41 PM

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Moortown 5 Huddersfield YMCA 31 (HT 5-7)
Yorkshire Two
Admission: £2 (including 12pp programme)
Attendance: 70 (h/c)


Hardly a contest to linger in the memory. Moss Valley was a mudbath for the visit of the league leaders, who were flattered by their margin of victory in a dour struggle. YM scored two tries, the first converted, in the last five minutes to leave a depleted Moortown side with little to show for a hardworking display in swampy conditions.

There wasn't much between the teams during a first half which saw YM cross for a converted try in the opening two minutes. Town steadied themselves and replied with a try of their own after 22 minutes. The hosts might have led at the break, but their kicker struck a post with a straightforward 20-metre penalty in the 15th minute.

YM's bigger forwards dominated the second half and the visitors scored tries from a scrum pushover and a rolling maul before adding that late double, against opposition then reduced by injuries to 14 men, thereby securing a valuable bonus point.

Most rugby union set-ups indicate clubs in the sport have a fair amount of money behind them. Moortown, whose ground is actually in Alwoodley, on the north side of Leeds's outer ring road, appear to be an exception. Their facilities are a bit, well, tatty. They seem short of personnel, on and off the field. Several players had cried off late, to the audible annoyance of the coach, and there was no-one to produce the requisite matchday insert in the programme, open the club shop or provide scoreboard updates.

The bar, changing rooms and a squash club are located on the south side, which boasts a stretch of raised hardstanding. A post and rail barrier separates players from spectators only on this side and at the west end. The pitch slopes down markedly towards the clubhouse. There are floodlights on the south touchline, but these are probably used merely at training. There was a game taking place on the (equally heavy) football pitch adjacent to the rugby's north touchline. I was told Alwoodley were hosting Trinity and All Saints in what looked like a parks-standard fixture.

Moortown's Moss Valley ground has a promising setting, tucked away in a semi-rural location amid 1930s semis, but I found its nuts and bolts less than appealing. Maybe the weather - persistent light rain and resolutely granite skies - influenced my verdict.

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Sporting (and other) images at https://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/

Ground/Venue Totals:
Football 874; Rugby Union 229; Rugby League 199; Cricket 75; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 24; Ice Hockey 15; Grasstrack 13; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.



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Loiner
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Feb 5, 2011, 9:07 PM

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Moortown 5 Huddersfield YMCA 31 (HT 5-7)
Yorkshire Two
Admission: £2 (including 12pp programme)
Attendance: 70 (h/c)


Hardly a contest to linger in the memory. Moss Valley was a mudbath for the visit of the league leaders, who were flattered by their margin of victory in a dour struggle. YM scored two tries, the first converted, in the last five minutes to leave a depleted Moortown side with little to show for a hardworking display in swampy conditions.

There wasn't much between the teams during a first half which saw YM cross for a converted try in the opening two minutes. Town steadied themselves and replied with a try of their own after 22 minutes. The hosts might have led at the break, but their kicker struck a post with a straightforward 20-metre penalty in the 15th minute.

YM's bigger forwards dominated the second half and the visitors scored tries from a scrum pushover and a rolling maul before adding that late double, against opposition then reduced by injuries to 14 men, thereby securing a valuable bonus point.

Most rugby union set-ups indicate clubs in the sport have a fair amount of money behind them. Moortown, whose ground is actually in Alwoodley, on the north side of Leeds's outer ring road, appear to be an exception. Their facilities are a bit, well, tatty. They seem short of personnel, on and off the field. Several players had cried off late, to the audible annoyance of the coach, and there was no-one to produce the requisite matchday insert in the programme, open the club shop or provide scoreboard updates.

The bar, changing rooms and a squash club are located on the south side, which boasts a stretch of raised hardstanding. A post and rail barrier separates players from spectators only on this side and at the west end. The pitch slopes down markedly towards the clubhouse. There are floodlights on the south touchline, but these are probably used merely at training. There was a game taking place on the (equally heavy) football pitch adjacent to the rugby's north touchline. I was told Alwoodley were hosting Trinity and All Saints in what looked like a parks-standard fixture.

Moortown's Moss Valley ground has a promising setting, tucked away in a semi-rural location amid 1930s semis, but I found its nuts and bolts less than appealing. Maybe the weather - persistent light rain and resolutely granite skies - influenced my verdict.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/5418715999/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/5419315904/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/5419317616/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/5418712983/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/5418711423/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/5418714789/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/5418715351/

It WASYorkshire Old Boys League Div.2 Alwoodley OB Res 5 v Trinity OB Res.0. Alwoodley's 1st team play in the top division- Senior A.


Feversham Lens
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Feb 6, 2011, 9:28 PM

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Top knowledge!

I'll be up in the North East on Saturday (February 12th) for mostly non-sporting reasons, so it's a decent standard of kick and clap for me in the afternoon. A diversion into South Shields will see me watching Westoe and Leicester Lions in National League Two North. The clubs lie second and fourth, respectively, in a tight division, so a reasonable contest is on the cards.




Sporting (and other) images at https://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/

Ground/Venue Totals:
Football 874; Rugby Union 229; Rugby League 199; Cricket 75; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 24; Ice Hockey 15; Grasstrack 13; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.



grumpydwarf
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Feb 8, 2011, 5:53 PM

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looking at MOSELEY v ROTHERHAM on Friday evening 7.30pm kick-off; third ground I will have seen Moseley on-The Reddings, Birmingham University and now Billesley Common.


Feversham Lens
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Feb 12, 2011, 5:58 PM

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Durham City 36 Old Crossleyans 11 (HT 14-6)
North One East
Admission: £4 (including 16pp programme - 12pp static; 4pp insert on today's game)
Attendance: 110 (h/c)


I abandoned plans to watch the National League Two North table-topper between Westoe and Leicester Lions. Westoe's Wood Terrace ground in South Shields was a swamp when I arrived, and the fixture was to be switched either to a 3G pitch at a local school or to neighbouring Jarrovians RUFC, with the visitors allowed to choose. Not for me, thanks. Wood Terrace looked a canny set-up and I'll return on a drier day.

The name of Durham City's ground, Hollow Drift, has always intrigued me, so I opted for that as my first-choice back-up - and the place lived up to its promise. The ground, where City have based themselves since 1885, is located in a picturesque wooded bowl close to the River Wear, the extensive university playing fields and the infamous prison. From the access road, there are fine views of the cathedral and the castle.

Highlight of Hollow Drift is the museum piece wooden stand on the west touchline. Opened in 1950, this has eight rows of bench seats and way too many roof columns. Grass banking on the east side and at the north end provide an enclosed feel to the ground. A red-brick clubhouse, three storeys high with a couple of balconies, is a modern and imposing presence in the north-east corner. There is a fabulous display of old team photographs on the walls of the bar, and cabinets of various shirts dating back to the early 1900s. The pitch, flat and broad, is railed off and there are mast floodlights.

The harshness of the winter meant this was poor City's first home match in three months. Ridiculous. Costly, too, as the friendly Durham officials explained. Loss of bar takings (a key element in any rugby union club's budget) has hit them hard. The pitch was heavy, but grassy and eminently playable, though a shortage of hardstanding resulted in a certain amount of mud paddling for spectators.

City full-back Rob Smith was the star of the show, scoring four of his side's five tries in a contest between mid-table teams I expected to be much closer. Old Crocs, from Halifax, didn't really put much together in attack until the last quarter - and then fouled up two clear try-scoring opportunities with sloppy handling. They also shot themselves in the foot during the second half by having a player sin-binned. The visitors' solitary try came in stoppage time and was mere consolation.

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Sporting (and other) images at https://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/

Ground/Venue Totals:
Football 874; Rugby Union 229; Rugby League 199; Cricket 75; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 24; Ice Hockey 15; Grasstrack 13; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.



(This post was edited by Feversham Lens on Feb 12, 2011, 10:41 PM)


ozzys mate
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Feb 13, 2011, 7:55 PM

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gloucester v london irish on friday 18th feb

exeter chiefs v bath on saturday 26th feb


Feversham Lens
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Feb 15, 2011, 11:05 AM

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Sat Feb 19th

Either Bradford Salem v North Ribblesdale to complete Yorkshire One grounds

Or West Park Leeds v Roundhegians in Yorkshire Two

Might consider Wilmslow v leaders Burnage in North One West if I feel adventurous




Sporting (and other) images at https://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/

Ground/Venue Totals:
Football 874; Rugby Union 229; Rugby League 199; Cricket 75; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 24; Ice Hockey 15; Grasstrack 13; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.



R.S.Cavendish
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LLANDOVERY 15 BIRMINGHAM SOLIHULL 14

Splendid game in the fifth round of the British & Irish Cup.

Excellent company on a cold night along the Towy Valley.


IAN S
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Could possibly end up at Wilmslow myself.



We'll be, as we are, when all the fools who doubt us fade away.


The Moose
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Feb 17, 2011, 10:53 AM

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Weds 16th Feb: WELSH PREM - GLAMORGAN WANDS. 13 CARDIFF 29

ADM: £10 Prog: £2 ATT: h/c 240

Having had little experience so far of eggchasing across the bridge apart from the four regions, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this little gem of a ground! I presume the stadium in Ely is more akin to proper club rugby in Wales. A small rickety stand with around 200 bench seats on one side and pitch length covered terrace on the other with hardstanding behind both goals and fully tree lined too, very quaint!

As for the game well as expected 'Caerdydd' won comfortably enough by four tries to one in the muddy conditions but at the third time of asking at least t'wuz game on. The one surprise for me was considering the local proximity of both sides I expected a larger crowd? The Welsh clearly love their national side but club rugby evidently struggles to attract a reasonable gate.

Had the pleasure of my lads company for a change who usually runs up a mountain of debt whilst frequenting the local UWIC. He'd been impressed by the new CCS shared by the Bluebirds & Blues but wasn't quite sure what to make of the more 'homely' conditions of Stirling Road!

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John Mills
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Weds 16th Feb: WELSH PREM - GLAMORGAN WANDS. 13 CARDIFF 29

ADM: £10 Prog: £2 ATT: h/c 240
As for the game well as expected 'Caerdydd' won comfortably enough by four tries to one in the muddy conditions but at the third time of asking at least t'wuz game on. The one surprise for me was considering the local proximity of both sides I expected a larger crowd? The Welsh clearly love their national side but club rugby evidently struggles to attract a reasonable gate.

I was at Glamorgan Wanderers for their 1.30pm match last Saturday against Cross Keys. My rough headcount there was 150, so I am surprised they didn't get at least double that for the derby. I suspect Wanderers have always tended to be the least well supported of senior clubs, being a suburban club of the professional classes rather than a town's team.


The Moose
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"I suspect Wanderers have always tended to be the least well supported of senior clubs, being a suburban club of the professional classes rather than a town's team."

Fair point well made John, I guess they struggle to attract anyone other than people from the Ely area for Wands games. With Cardiff RFC still in residence at the Arms Park in the city centre tiz much easier to get there by public transport and of course they and the Blues represent the whole of the city/region. Looking forwards to seeing games at Neath and Aberavon etc. where I suspect the crowds maybe a tad higher.

Kind Regards,
The Moose Cool


ozzys mate
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Feb 19, 2011, 9:02 PM

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gloucester 23-9 london irish

aviva prem
att:12,333
admission:£20 in the shed
prog:£3

this was only my 3rd ever rugby union game,i parked up in denmark road & went in two pubs opposite the ground.the white hart & the kingsholm inn were
very good pubs with lots of home & away fans in them.the chipy next door to the kingsholm inn had the best fish & chips i had tasted for a while.

it was a good atmosphere where i was stood in the shed at kingsholm and by half time gloucester were winning 16-6.the final score ended 23-9 but i think
i need to go & buy a book on the rules of rugby union as most of the game i was puzzled by what was going on during the game!


Feversham Lens
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Feb 26, 2011, 7:46 PM

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West Park Leeds 10 Barnsley 32 (HT 5-22)
Yorkshire Two
Attendance: 90 (h/c)
Admission: £2 (including 20pp programme - 12pp shell, 8pp insert)


Another Saturday, another lousy weather forecast. So, in the interests of finding a game likely to be on, oval ball won out over round yet again. There have been big changes at The Sycamores in recent years. West Park Bramhope, who moved here in 1970, have merged with the amateur rump of Leeds RUFC (themselves an amalgamation of Headingley and Roundhay) after the formation of the professional Leeds Carnegie outfit. A reported £5.5m has been spent revamping The Sycamores, which now boasts an impressive two-storey clubhouse, opened in 2008, behind the posts at the north end - and no less than nine (two of them kiddie-sized) pitches. One is 3G, two are railed off and the main pitch is floodlit. Most of the cash came from Leeds Rugby, with income from the sale to a developer of Roundhay's old Chandos Park ground making up the difference. West Park Leeds, owing partly to their community involvement, were named Rugby Club of the Year in the 2010 Club Awards.

What a shame, then, that their first XV is struggling in the relegation zone of lowly Yorkshire Two. Easy to see why, though, on the evidence of this sluggish performance against a Barnsley side lying third, but with no realistic chance of overhauling pacesetters Huddersfield YMCA and Pocklington. The hosts scored a try during an especially turgid opening 10 minutes. That 5-0 lead was as good as it got for Park, who shipped five tries, but did score a second around the three-quarter mark. Not a great game. Far too much whistle from the referee and a good deal of scrappy play on a heavy surface.

The Sycamores is an extremely pleasant set-up. Bramhope, arguably the poshest bit of Leeds, is north of the outer ring road - closer to rural Otley than the city centre. The Main Stand, straddling halfway on the western touchline, is a squat, boxy structure with six rows of red plastic tip-up seats. Opened in 1970, it's thoughtless design makes obstruction-free viewing a real challenge. Best perspective (assuming you don't mind watching end to end) is from the clubhouse's elevated balcony. Concrete hardstanding has been laid round the pitch, and there are a couple of steps of terracing on each side.

West Park Leeds just need a team to match their facilities. This swanky complex is going to look terribly out of place among the flotsam and jetsam of Yorkshire Three!

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Sporting (and other) images at https://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/

Ground/Venue Totals:
Football 874; Rugby Union 229; Rugby League 199; Cricket 75; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 24; Ice Hockey 15; Grasstrack 13; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.



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The Moose
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Feb 27, 2011, 3:34 PM

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Sat 26th Feb: Southern Counties Lge South Divvy:

BRADFORD ON AVON 5 BRIDPORT 0

No admission or programme Att: h/c 30

With my first 3 choices for footy falling to them 'pesky warthogs' then I made the late and safe choice to find a new ground locally but of the eggchasing persuasion. For an hour or more I questioned my sanity for this choice though and thought I maybe in for the world's first 0-0 at rugby! Thanks heavens for one moment of glory and also BOAs first win of the season too. The ground was roped off in the main with a small amount of clubhouse overhang cover on one side. In the end I was just please to get a new ground done and see some sporting action.

KRTM Cool


ozzys mate
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Feb 27, 2011, 7:09 PM

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Re: [The Moose] Where are you going - where did you go? RUGBY UNION [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

saturday 26th feb,ko 8pm

exeter chiefs 9-12 bath

aviva premiership rugby
ticket:£25 in the south west terrace
att;10,486(sold out)
curry£5
prog;£3


Feversham Lens
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Mar 4, 2011, 1:29 PM

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Re: [ozzys mate] Where are you going - where did you go? RUGBY UNION [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Starting to feel as though I'll never get to another football match (my last was Jan 3). Tomorrow, I plan to be at Wood Terrace in South Shields for the National League Two North game between promotion-chasing Westoe and visitors Hull. The following Saturday (March 12th), a champagne job is on the cards at Heaton with my last 'tick' in Yorkshire One - Bradford Salem v leaders Malton and Norton. Hope the weather holds for the Salem trip. I've aborted two attempts to go there in the last six weeks because of rain and then snow.

Footy definitely makes a comeback on March 26th because I couldn't get a ticket (or rather two tickets for adjoining seats) to watch Bath v Leicester, so the sporting entertainment for our weekend away will be Chippenham Town v Chesham United in the Southern Prem. Saved a packet there...




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Ground/Venue Totals:
Football 874; Rugby Union 229; Rugby League 199; Cricket 75; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 24; Ice Hockey 15; Grasstrack 13; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.



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IAN S
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Mar 5, 2011, 7:25 PM

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Location: Stocksbridge, Sheffield
Team(s): Sheffield United, Sheffield Eagles, Kendal Town

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Re: [Feversham Lens] Where are you going - where did you go? RUGBY UNION [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Saturday 5th March

Sheffield Tigers 37 Malvern 0
National 3 Midlands
H/T 8-0


Malvern couldn't cope with the conditions, typical Dore Moor weather, bloody freezing, pissing down and a strong wind. That's about it really, not much else to say. Clubhouse was full of RU types, love em' or hate em'.



We'll be, as we are, when all the fools who doubt us fade away.


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Mar 5, 2011, 8:09 PM

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Re: [IAN S] Where are you going - where did you go? RUGBY UNION [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Saturday 5th March 2011
Westoe 31 Hull 19 (HT 12-7)
National League Two North
Admission: £6 (including 20pp programme - mostly adverts)

Attendance: 150 (h/c)
Tea (in a mug): £1

Wood Terrace, where Westoe have played since formation in 1875, is a very appealing enclosure. Hemmed in by red-brick terraced houses in a deprived community only too obviously struggling to cope with the economic downturn, it has more of a rugby league or football atmosphere than rugby union, which invariably lurks in posh suburbs.

The site is shared with co-tenants South Shields Cricket Club, whose square occupies the east side. Westoe's players change in the magnificent old red-brick pavilion in the north-east corner, with the opposition using dressing rooms in the adjacent wooden structure. The latter, a bit of an oddity, houses, in addition to the away team dressing rooms, loos, offices and a clubhouse. It looks and feels like a youth hostel. The bar area was unbearably hot. It was chilly outside, but not that cold!

Wood Terrace's only cover is provided by a refurbished (but clearly pretty old) 20-yard long stand which straddles the halfway line on the west side. It is flanked by a mixture of grass banking and broken steps of terracing. Behind the posts at the south end is a line of trees, and then Wood Terrace. A tarmac path runs along the in-goal area at the north end, behind which are all-weather tennis courts. In use, too! The rugby ground has floodlights on the east side - used merely for training, it would appear. The depressed - and distinctly depressing - centre of South Shields is a mostly downhill mile to the north.

As for the game, well, promotion-chasing Westoe struggled to shake off a dogged, if rather limited and one-paced, Hull side. Playing down the appreciable slope in the first half, the Shieldsmen dominated possession and territory, but led only 12-7 at the break, having scored two tries to one. Westoe, for whom full-back Scott Jordan looked decent, then moved out to 24-14 before both teams touched down during an interminable 10 minutes of stoppage time at the end of the second half.

Friendly people - not your usual snotty rah-rah types - and a quirky ground made this 'hop' worthwhile, despite being a good deal further (160-mile round trip) than I'd go normally for a game of rugby union.

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Sporting (and other) images at https://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/

Ground/Venue Totals:
Football 874; Rugby Union 229; Rugby League 199; Cricket 75; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 24; Ice Hockey 15; Grasstrack 13; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.



(This post was edited by Feversham Lens on Mar 5, 2011, 8:35 PM)


Feversham Lens
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Mar 12, 2011, 6:28 PM

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Re: [Feversham Lens] Where are you going - where did you go? RUGBY UNION [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Saturday 12th March 2011
Bradford Salem 24 Malton and Norton 24 (HT 7-17)
Yorkshire One
Admission: £3 (including 32pp programme - 24pp glossy shell; 8pp photocopied insert)
Attendance: 80 (h/c)
Tea (mug if staying in the clubhouse; plastic cup if taking it outside): 70p


An exciting game between the bottom and top clubs in Yorkshire One went to the last play. Leaders Malton and Norton's fly-half saw a 35m penalty come back off the crossbar in the first minute of second-half stoppage time. A draw was a fair result, though. Bradford Salem, owing to the awful winter and the quirkiness of the fixture list, were playing only their second home match since November 13th, and battled gamely throughout as they kept alive slim hopes of avoiding relegation.

Salem led 7-0 with a well-worked second-minute try to their left wing, but Malt hit back with two (rather soft) converted tries on the stroke of half-time to lead 17-7 at the break. It was harsh on Salem, who had dominated both possession and territory, but failed to take their chances. In a tense second period, the hosts drew level at 17-17 and then again at 24-24, with bulky skipper and prop Simon Davies the unlikely hero, scoring a hat-trick of tries - all from within 10 yards of the line.

Salem's Shay Lane ground at Heaton, in north-west Bradford, is an appealing little set-up. It is located amid woods, with the main pitch, very narrow and fairly short, cut into the side of the valley. The views are excellent. A reasonably new propped cantilever stand, straddling the halfway line on the west side and sheltering four steps of terracing, provides the only cover and the best vantage point. There is some hardstanding on this side. Houses, looking rather like executive boxes, are located close behind the goal at the south end, and there is a car park to the rear of the north end sticks. The clubhouse, a modern, ugly, flat-top structure, is at the foot of grassy banking in the north-east corner. The pitch, which slopes downhill markedly from west to east and was very heavy for this fixture, is railed off.

A champagne job for me as I finished the last of this season's Yorkshire One grounds! Nice to get a game worthy of the occasion.

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Sporting (and other) images at https://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/

Ground/Venue Totals:
Football 874; Rugby Union 229; Rugby League 199; Cricket 75; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 24; Ice Hockey 15; Grasstrack 13; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.



(This post was edited by Feversham Lens on Mar 12, 2011, 11:01 PM)

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