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mxhornet
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Jun 29, 2018, 7:05 AM

Posts: 1267
Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Thursday 28-06-18 7pm
Anglian Windows - 29 Norfolk United Amber - 44
Norwich & District Summer League Division Five
Open Academy
On an evening when most seemed to want to watch England B v Belguim B, I was called in to action as a scorer for this re-arranged fixture. Both sides had already played this week the hosts the previous evening and the visitors on Tuesday and AW particularly struggling for number after an injury and started the game with six players. Not surprisingly Amber dominated the first quarter although AW did close the gap towards the end, by the start of the second quarter AW were up to full strength with their normal GK in position despite this Amber stretched the lead to 30-16 at half time. In a low scoring third quarter AW narrowed the lead and seem to Amber a little rattled, however Amber recovered to pull the lead out to 15 goals in the end (29-44).




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


Leyther_Matt
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Jul 5, 2018, 9:55 PM

Posts: 1833
Location: Leigh, Lancashire
Team(s): Hibernian, Bolton Wanderers, Atherton Collieries & Leigh Centurions RL

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Baseball x2

Friday 29th June
Toronto Blue Jays 3 Detroit Tigers 2
Attendance 24,068 @ Rogers Centre, Toronto

Tuesday 3rd July
Toronto Blue Jays 8 New York Mets 6
Attendance 24,010 @ Rogers Centre, Toronto

A first ever baseball game on Friday night and we enjoyed it so much that we returned on the Tuesday! Absolute doddle to buy tickets online a good few weeks before the game and a simple case of scanning my mobile phone at the turnstile. Such a simple process and one that made things much easier when deciding to go to the game on Tuesday barely an hour before the start. Even after the usual Ticketmaster fees, it still worked out at only £19 each for a ticket on level 5, sitting in the same block for each game.

$15 for a 720ml can of Bud Light is probably a bit steep, but at least it was larger than a pint and tasted far better than the UK version. Plus the ability to pay by card at the kiosks means you tend not to care about the price after a few of them anyway.

Blue Jays are apparently in pretty poor form this season so we did well to see two victories, even more so when considering Mets were 5-0 up at one stage on Tuesday.

A thoroughly enjoyable experience, far more so than I was expecting having not been a particular baseball fan in the past.


mxhornet
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Jul 6, 2018, 6:53 AM

Posts: 1267
Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Thursday 05-07-18 7pm
Thoroughbreds Racers - 51 Oracle Pink - 36
Norwich & District Summer League Division One
Sewell Park Academy
Acting as a scorer for this fixture, last league game for both sides this season OP already relegated and for Racers anything but heavy defeat would be enough to avoid the relegation play off place. OP led 15-12 after the first quarter which had been nip and tuck before OP pulled a bit of a lead towards the end. Racers turned it around in the next quarter to lead 23-22 at half time. Racers then took control in the third to be 34-26 up going in to the last quarter, they further extended their lead by the final whistle to 51-36.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


mxhornet
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Jul 11, 2018, 6:38 AM

Posts: 1267
Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Tuesday 10-07-18 7pm
Anglian Windows - 32 Thoroughbreds Shetlands - 33
Norwich & District Summer League Division Five
Open Academy
As the local netball season reaches the business end, this week is set aside for re-arranged games. Which means the original officials aren't generally available, so I stepped in as a scorer for this game. Close game throughout with neither side leading by more than three goals and the lead swinging back and forth. Quarter scores, 10-7, 17-15, 26-26, 32-33.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


mxhornet
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Jul 17, 2018, 6:38 AM

Posts: 1267
Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Monday 16-07-18 6-45pm
McCarthy Dragons - 44 Thoroughbreds Shetlands - 15
Norwich & District Netball
Summer League Play Offs
City Academy

As I was scoring one of the later match I went along to see this game first, all 6 play offs were at the same venue 3 on at a time. My choice was McCarthy Dragons 2nd in Div 6 up against Thoroughbreds Shetlands 7th in Div 5 playing for a place in Div 5 next summer. I'd seen Shetlands win narrowly last week so was interested to see if they could do it again to retain their Div 5 spot. Shetlands led early on but Dragons soon got in to their stride and won pretty comfortably for a play off game, quarter scores (10-4,22-9,33-11,44-15).
Monday 16-07-18 8-15pm
Jets - 37 Norfolk United Royal - 42
Norwich & District Netball
Summer League Play Offs
City Academy

Acting as scorer for this match. Jets 2nd in Div 2 up against Norfolk United Royal 7th in Div 1 playing for a place in Div 1 next summer. Now this was more like what you'd expect for a play off game. Jets 11-6 up after first quarter despite there being little to choose between the sides, Royal's shooting letting them down somewhat. Royal improved in the next quarter and closed the gap to two goals (18-16) by half time. Jets edged the the third quarter to lead by three (30-27) before Royal hit their stride and turned it around although extra time had at one time looked quite likely with scores of 35 and 36 all before Royal's late surge to win by 5 goals (37-42).




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


cherryhopper
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Jul 18, 2018, 11:53 PM

Posts: 3966
Location: The Premier League town of Bournemouth
Team(s): AFC Bournemouth, Verwood Town, Sunderland

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GAA All Ireland Senior Football Championship
Quarter-Final Group Stage - Group 2 Phase 1 at Croke Park
1700 Roscommon 2-12 (18) Tyrone 4-24 (36)
1900 Dublin 2-15 (21) Donegal 0-16 (16)
Attendance 53,501 official, but only around 10,000 at the start of game 1.
Terrace Ticket 20 euros
Programme 5 euros

A new format for the All Ireland Championship sees the knockout quarter-finals replaced by a super series with two groups of four, each team playing one home, one away game and one neutral game at Croke Park, unless you're Dublin who get to play two games at homeCrazy.

In game 1, Roscommon built up an early 3-1 lead and were 4-3 ahead when Tyrone scored the first 'goal' and never surrendered the lead which had built to 13-6 by half time. Goals flowed in the second half with Tyrone adding three more to go with their numerous single point over the bar scores, Roscommon also scoring twice and ending up with exactly half as many goals and points as Tyrone. As the second half wore on the ground was starting to fill and Hill 16 was packed with locals arriving to cheer on their team at the start of game 2, which was a tighter affair than game 1, the difference between the two sides being Niall Scully, who scored both goals, one in the first half to help the Dubs to a 12-8 lead at the interval, then scoring again early in the second half. Donegal kept pace with single points to keep the scoreboard ticking over but couldn't find the net and in the end Dubs closed the game out.

Expect many on this forum visited Croker when Eire were using it for internationals whilst Lansdowne Road was being rebuilt into the Aviva Stadium. I believe only the seats were in use for soccer back then, it's a massive continous four tier stand extending round both sides and behind one goal. The top and bottom tiers much larger than the two in the middle, one of which house executive boxes, the other similar in size to Club Wembley. The roof only covers half of the lower tier. I was stood on the iconic Hill 16 open terrace behind the other goal, which is a throwback to the 1980's, a massive terrace with 90 steps at the highest point. Gaelic Football must have suffered from pitch invasions in the past as the view is blocked by a perspex fence at the front as well as mesh netting to intercept high balls.

Dublins next game away to Tyrone on Saturday evening has already sold out with most of the 17,000 tickets snapped up by away fans. Rival teams have been calling for the GAA to make the Dubs play their 'home' game in the group at a small ground called Newbridge due to the unfair advantage they get playing two games in their city.


mxhornet
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Jul 27, 2018, 6:26 AM

Posts: 1267
Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Wednesday 25-07-18 7 pm
Norwich City Flyers - 7 Aylsham Ladies - 35
Friendly

City Academy

After a bit of a break, back to umpiring in the break between summer and winter seasons, hopefully with a few friendlies to cover I can get signed off to do lower level league games by September.
First of these got off to a rather slow start Aylsham leading 5-1 at the end of the first quarter, before hitting better form in the second period to be 17-2 up at half time. NCF had their best quarter in the third but were 26-6 down going in to last quarter, final score 35-7 to Aylsham.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


mxhornet
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Aug 7, 2018, 6:33 AM

Posts: 1267
Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Monday 06-08-18 7 pm
Norwich City Flyers - 39 Easton Eagles - 17
Friendly

City Academy Norwich

Another netball friendly to umpire for NCF, with one more to do in a fortnight. NCF got of to a flying start and led 11-2 at the first break and pulled further ahead by half time (20-7), Easton edged the third quarter to trail (28-16) before NCF dominated the last quarter to win by 39-17.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.

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The Moose
First Team Star

Aug 12, 2018, 10:40 PM

Posts: 1675
Location: The West Country town of Trowbridge
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Sun 12th Aug - STOCK CAR RACING at UNITED DOWNS RACEWAY ST. DAY

ADM: £15. PROG: £1. ATT: h/c 550

Iíd not had the pleasure of oval circuit action for a few years, so this was a blast from the past for me. Dearly beloved & the granddaughter also attended, with mini madam particularly enjoying her first taste of car crash mayhem. There was also a caravan Ďlast one standingí race, which proved to be the highlight of the afternoon.

Without really trying, Iíve visited around eight or so tracks now at a sport thatís not high on my list of must see. Most tracks seen for stock cars, tend to make speedway ones appear a tad posh by comparison. At St. Day, you have grass banking with a load of rubble but none of this covered terrace or seating nonsense! Basic facilities indeed but clearly you donít go for comfort, but the thrills & spills. A different way of spending a Sunday afternoon & quite enjoyable for a change.

KRTM :-)


mxhornet
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Aug 17, 2018, 7:35 AM

Posts: 1267
Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Thursday 16-08-18 7 pm
L & B Vixens - 41 Firebirds - 32
Friendly

City Academy Norwich

A fast paced close match that was good to umpire. Vixens led 12-8 at first break, before being pegged back a bit to be 16-14 up at half time. After goal glut in the third quarter Vixens were 28-25 ahead. Plenty more goals in the last quarter as Vixens pulled ahead to win 41-32.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


mxhornet
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Aug 21, 2018, 7:58 AM

Posts: 1267
Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Monday 20-08-18 7 pm
Norwich City Flyers - 11 Panthers - 54
Friendly

City Academy Norwich
After umpiring this game I have no further scheduled fixtures, but I expect other games will come up before the winter season starts in mid September. A rather fast paced game, with the visitors dominating from the off. Panthers led 15-0 after first quarter, NCF had their best quarter during the second period but still trailed 24-6 at half time. In the third quarter Panthers were more dominant again to be 40-6 by three quarter time. NCF improved again in the last quarter but Panthers still had the better of it and won 54-11.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


essexian
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Aug 21, 2018, 2:15 PM

Posts: 175
Location: Stafford
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Newport Nocturne cycle races.

Attnd: Said to be 12 000. In: Free. Programme: £1.

Run every two years (or so...there have been some gaps) since 1989 around the town centre of the small Shropshire town of Newport, the Newport Nocturne is one of the UK's best attended cycling event... although it is my thought that most people come out for the beer and party as to actually watch the cycling.... cycling can be very confusing unless you know what to look out for!

There were two races the first which was really an easy win for Nikki Juniper. Ms Juniper is an excellent cyclist who broke away with her team member Jo Trindley after only 2 laps and continued to extend the lead until it was well over 2 minutes towards the end of the race: the lap was some 3 minutes long meaning that there was no way the pack could complete. Trindley attacked with amount 200 yards to go but had no answer to Juniper's late charge.

One of the most welcome matter of the evening was that the prize money for both the men's and women's races were the same, as it should be.

The men's race started in the dark at 9pm: hence the name Nocturne. While there were floodlights, the lack of lights made it difficult to read the riders numbers! However, this being a E12* race, the racing was extremely quick and tight with only a few riders dropped early. Indeed, the pack was together throughout most of the race, although Graham Briggs and Harry Tanfield did get leads of 50 yards or so but were unable to extend this into a race winning lead.

After nearly an hour of frantic racing, the win came down to a sprint finish which Andy Tennant was first, Charlie Page second and Graham Brigg third.

Not the best race of the year, but enjoyable overall.


*E12.... this is the category of the riders invited to ride. E=Elite. These are semi pro riders who ride for Continental teams....there are three level of pro teams: World Tour, Pro Continental and Continental... To ride at Elite level you have to be very good as points are awarded for races won and placed in. Cat 1 is for riders who have not gained sufficient points to get promoted to Elite level....yet, while Cat 2 is for riders on the way up. There are two further levels: 3 and 4. Anyone who obtained a racing licence will start at Cat 4 before moving up to Cat 3 after winning a race or obtaining 10 points (I think...its been ages since I checked). Most Cat 4 riders would pull your legs off if you tried racing them....don't.... I have cycled with Cat 1 and Cat 2 riders on social rides and struggled to keep up!


Rob North
First Team Star

Aug 22, 2018, 9:53 AM

Posts: 1667
Location: Dunfermline
Team(s): Didcot Town, Reading

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To continue essexian's cycling theme an upcoming event for me:
Saturday September 1st
Chris Hoy Velodrome
GLASGOW SPRINT GRAND PRIX
All day event incorporating sprints, keirins, pursuits, paratandem and points race.
Only £7 for the day ticket which seems pretty good value for an event stretching from 10am to 5.30pm


Workington FC
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Sep 19, 2018, 11:01 AM

Posts: 660
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Team(s): Workington Reds, St Ives Roosters RLFC

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Saturday 15th September 2018
Shawfield Greyhounds
Admission £6
Race Programme Ė free

What a fantastic old stadium on the outskirts of Glasgow. Quite literally a rusting relic that I cannot see having much of a future. I attended one of the last meetings at the Wimbledon track and it was quite vibrant there. Here it seems like it is on its last legs. I arrived 1 hour before the gates opened and there were 2 other cars in the car park. I went for the cheap entrance option and avoided the restaurant. There were no more than 100 people trackside. Supposedly Saturday is a busy night here with the other midweek race days sparsely attended. It looks like was maybe busy a few years ago but not now. The first race was met with near silence Ė so it is a underwhelming experience but fits in with the surroundings. There is a corporate bar/restaurant in the middle of the main stand but it looks like it has closed down. All seating has been removed from the stand and it is now standing only but there is not much capacity due to various boxes etc. that have been built into the back of the stand.

There is a small bar available and I was quite astounded to be charged £5.35 for a pint of shandy. There was a food available but I didnít bother. The old Clyde FC floodlights are still in place but they are not in use. New shorter oneís have been installed around the track. Only one side of the stadium is available for punters with the large semi covered terrace out of bounds. It is overgrown in most places with the covered shelter extremely rusty. There is no reference to Clyde FC inside.

Iím not sure what the future holds and itís a damned shame that Clyde FC could not move back here but to restore it to its normal operating state for Football would be cost prohibitive. I suppose it will come to a point when the old covered terrace will have to be demolished. It would make sense though for the owner to try and get additional money in from another sport but maybe he doesnít want to or need to? There is also the issue that the football pitch may have been shortened to accommodate track changes.

I drove there and motorway access is straightforward and easy. Itís not too far from Bridgeton station so it can be done by public transport.

Coming out of the carpark I was met by Greyhound protestors who were holding up banners aimed at the passing traffic. They kept themselves to themselves but I have never seen that before at a track.

I would highly recommend a visit here if you like old stadiums and a sense of nostalgia.


mxhornet
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Sep 21, 2018, 8:09 AM

Posts: 1267
Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Thursday 20-09-18 7pm
Hornets - 23 Hollies - 20
Friendly
Hellesdon Community Centre

Back to umpiring this week for this fixture. The strong wind helped make sure this was a low scoring game, Hollies led 8-6 after the first quarter but Hornets then led at half time by 13-11. Hollies drew level by three quarter time (16-16) and the Hornets went back on to win by 3 goals.

This marks the start of a bus period of netballing activity with me potentially covering up to six fixtures in the next seven days in some capacity or other.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


mxhornet
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Sep 23, 2018, 8:15 PM

Posts: 1267
Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Sunday 23rd September 11am
Thoroughbreds - 57 Norfolk United - 35
East Region League Division One
Town Close House Preparatory School

Acting as timer for Norfolk United. A close first quarter with the home side ahead 13-11, however by half time they had a decent lead (31-18). A similarly one sided third quarter meant they led 46-24 going in to final quarter NU fared much better and managed to draw the last quarter.

Sunday 23rd September 1pm
Thoroughbreds - 39 Norfolk United - 53
East Region League Division Two
Town Close House Preparatory School

For game two I'm covering both scoring and timing for NU . The away side egded the first quarter 12-10 and still led at half time by one (23-22) before gaining a healthy lead by three quarter time (38-30) and going on to stretch the lead to 14 goals by the final whistle.


The set up of this league is a bit unusual as many teams don't really call their different sides by anything other than to indicate which division they are in ie ER1+ER2 for these two clubs. In the case of these two clubs to put it in football parlance this was a pair of local derbies and game one was Thoroughbreds v Norfolk United Reserves and game two Thoroughbreds Reserves v Norfolk United A



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


mxhornet
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Sep 26, 2018, 8:07 AM

Posts: 1267
Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Tuesday 27-09-18 7pm
Wrens - 50 Anglian Windows - 18
Friendly
Open Academy

Best two teams I've umpired so far and as with last weeks game I find the better sides are easier to umpire. Both sides are preparing for the indoor league which starts next month, however this game is being played outside. Wrens led 13-6 after the first quarter and then led at half time by 29-11. This lead was further extended by three quarter time (42-16) and following a scrappy last quarter Wrens won 50-18.

A comfortable win for Division Four Wrens over Division Five Anglian Windows, however this game was played in a very spirit with much laughter at times.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


mxhornet
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Sep 28, 2018, 7:15 AM

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Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Thursday 27-09-18 6-45pm
Norfolk United Mars - 11 Norfolk United Rubies - 13
Norwich & District Junior League
UEA Sportspark

Thursday 27-09-18 7-30pm
Norfolk United Thunder - 12 Norfolk United Stars - 9
Norwich & District Junior League
UEA Sportspark

I was umpire for both games. Both games were decent contests, in the first game after a drawn first quarter (4-4) Rubies led 8-6 at half time only to be level again at three quarter time (9-9) before going on to win by two goals. In the later game, Stars led 2-1 after the first quarter, by half time it was Thunder who led 6-5 and they went on to stretch that to 9-6 by three quarter time. A drawn last period maintained Thunder's 3 goal margin.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


John403
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Oct 2, 2018, 9:37 AM

Posts: 191
Location: South London
Team(s): Fulham, Tooting & Mitcham, AFC Croydon Athletic

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Monday 1 October 2018
Horse Racing @

Catterick Racecourse
Admisssion £15

7 very competitive races, be it fairly low grade.

I Managed one winner in the 3rd race - The odds on fav Sharjah Silk had not managed a win in 7 races and went off 1/3. In a photo finish he was beaten by the 4/1 2nd fav Smart Champion. Guy standing next to me had clearly done his money on the fav and was furious with the ride give by Jack Mitchell. On the replay it did look like he didnít actually start riding it till he was practically at the winning post - But what do I know !!!!

Found this place extremely difficult to do by public transport, I couldnít be bothered to drive. Bus from Darlington dropped me outside the course on my way although the last bus back was way too early so only way I could find to get back was a taxi from the course to either Richmond or Catterick then bus back to Darlington.

Course is one of the smaller Iíve visited although I liked it, had a comfortable feel to it. Really enjoyed the parade ring bar where you could have a pint in a glass not the usual plastic cups given out at sport.

Only Market Rosen & Ffos Las needed to complete the UK Racecourses now.


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mxhornet
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Oct 5, 2018, 8:10 AM

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Thursday 04-10-18 6-45pm
Norfolk United Thunder - 34 Norfolk United
Mars - 2
Norwich & District Junior League
UEA Sportspark

Thursday
04-10-18 7-30pm
Norfolk United Galaxy - 4 Norfolk United
Thunder - 10
Norwich & District Junior League
UEA Sportspark

I was umpire for both games. The first game was very one-sided and early on looked to be even more so with Tornado holding a 12-0 first quarter lead, Mars managed to stem the flow somewhat with half time being (19-1) and three quarter time (28-1). The second was much closer than the first and closer than the score suggests. Two all after the quarter and 5-2 to Thunder at half time, by the end of the third quarter they led 7-3 before going on to win 10-4.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


Rob North
First Team Star

Oct 11, 2018, 2:07 PM

Posts: 1667
Location: Dunfermline
Team(s): Didcot Town, Reading

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Sunday October 7
Horse Racing


Kelso
Admission - Annual Member, Programme - £2.50, Food - Pie £2.60, Coffee £2


Back for the autumn campaign at Kelso, with a much amended layout to the spectator areas. The paddock area has been totally reorganised with a new parade ring and viewing steps an improvement on the previous sloping ring. One enclosure now instead of Members and Paddock. A much better arrangement which allows better free movement of spectators around the enclosures. Thankfully not too many newcomers cottoned on to the fact that the best viewing area is on top of what used to be the Members' Stand.
A pre-meeting course walk found the ground on the quick side but with plenty of grass cover and no noticeable jar. Plenty of water had been put on the course as the storage reservoir beyond the enclosures was at as low level as I have seen it in the 12 years I've been a Kelso regular.
A generally low key card which started with a 2 runner staying novice chase, though both Rocky's Treasure and Judge Earle jumped round at a decent pace and will have gained some benefit from the experience.
NOAH AND THE ARK sprinted clear in the two mile novice hurdle and Donald McCain now has a choice of running under a double penalty or taking on better opposition.
NUTS WELL showed plenty of resolution to win the feature two mile handicap chase. He's lightly raced and presumably has been difficult to keep fit but he's got bags of ability and, given he stays fit, could have a good season against top minimum distance handicap opposition.


Next up is Musselburgh's flat season finale on Monday October 15th. Decent entries on a card featuring a 7 furlong Class 2 Handicap.


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Thursday 11-10-18 6-45pm
Norfolk United Stars - 3 Norfolk United
Emeralds - 16
Norwich & District Junior League
UEA Sportspark

Thursday
11-10-18 7-30pm
Thoroughbreds Purple - 18 Norfolk United
Harriers - 22
Norwich & District Junior League
UEA Sportspark

I was scoring for for both games, back problems ruled me out of umpiring this week. The first game was pretty one-sided Emeralds 6-0 up after first quarter, much closer second period 8-1 at half time. Emeralds increased lead to 13-3 by three quarter time and then 16-3 by full time.

The second match was a close game Harriers led 6-4 after the first quarter and after a drawn quarter Harriers led 13-11 at half time. Harriers had their best period in the third quarter and led 20-13 by the end of the third quarter, a spirited fight back by Purple was not enough as Harriers held on to win by four goals.



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


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Oct 17, 2018, 5:43 PM

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Wednesday 17th October 2018 1-20pm
University of East Anglia - 27 Loughborough University 3rds - 43
BUCS Midland 2B
UEA Sportspark

A tight game early on, 6-6 not long before the end of first quarter before Loughborough pulled away. A closer second quarter saw Loughborough extend their lead by a goal. UEA started well in the third quarter and had pulled it back to 22-21 before Loughborough got back on top and were 31-23 up by three quarter time. This continued in the last quarter as Loughborough had their best period to win by 16 goals.

I was acting as scorer for the game.



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


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Oct 21, 2018, 7:00 AM

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Saturday 20th October 11-30am
Norfolk United2 - 33 Team Beds - 40
East Region League Division Two
Langley Preparatory School, Taverham Hall

Acting as scorer for Norfolk United. A very close game up until half time at least, Beds 11-10 up after first quarter which they'd stretched to 20-18 by half time. NU came right back in the third to lead 30-25 going in to the last 15 minutes seemingly in control but there was an incredible 12 swing in the last quarter as Beds dominated and won 40-33.

Saturday 20th October 1-30pm
Norfolk United1 - 52 MK Netters Gold - 28
East Region League Division One
Langley Preparatory School, Taverham Hall


For game two I covered both scoring and timing for NU. Relatively close early on before NU took control. Quarter scores 10-7, 20-16, 39-22 and by the end 52-28.

I had worked out I might just be able to make it across to The FDC for Norwich CBS's game against Downham Town but by the time all the relevant paperwork was signed by all that needed to I had just 10 minutes to do a drive what at best would normally take 12 minutes. So no football to add to today's sporting activities.






Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


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Wednesday 24th October 2018 1-30pm
University of East Anglia - 57 University of Worcester 3rds - 9
BUCS Midlands Conference Cup First Round
UEA Sportspark

As with the rugby match v Worcester I attended a fortnight ago there was a delayed start, one of the umpires forgot he was covering the game !! So underway a few minutes before 2pm in the end.

Worcester were in the game for the first five minutes or so before UEA started to get on top, then once ahead there was no relenting. Quarter scores of 13-3, 29-4, 43-8 and finally 57-9.


I was acting as scorer for the game.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.

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