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paulh66
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Aug 25, 2019, 6:13 PM

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Jersey Bulls 4-0 Fleet Spurs
Att 819, adm £6 (standing), prog £2

A long day, up at silly o'clock for a crack of dawn flight from Gatwick and due back later tonight. Landed ahead of time at Jersey's small airport and took the 15 bus for the half hour ride into St Helier (one way trip is £2.30 cash, £2 contactless). After a morning of walking and refuelling, it was a walk of about 15 minutes northwards from the town centre to the ground.

Access to the ground is on Janvrin Road. As well as the ground entrance, here you'll find the Flag & Whistle cafe/bar which is built into the stand, outside which is the kiosk selling match tickets and programmes. You can also buy match tickets online. No cash turnstiles.

Surprised the ground-graders have accepted this in its current form. Yes there's an impressive 1,000 seater stand which would probably tick all the common sense boxes. But the rest of this side (I guess about 60 yards' worth) and behind both goals is a 20ft cage with no spectator access, while a fair bit of the spectator access on the opposite side is inside the big cage but behind 6ft cage and with only AstroTurf under foot. I assume they've partly got around it by closing off access from the street to the small grass/play area that surrounds two sides of the big cage to non-spectators, meaning technically you're arguably in the ground even if outside the cage. But when you think of the trouble St Helens had getting their place passed..... All in all, an unusual arrangement and not the greatest viewing experience when there's a big crowd on. And, on a practical note, the stand faces south-west, so affording only limited shade on a day like today.

On the pitch this was a clash of the only two sides with 100% winning records and Jersey comfortably extended theirs to four wins, now with 18 goals for and none against. Today they looked efficient though not flamboyant. Spurs were game opponents but lacked cutting edge while Bulls just kept playing with a constant efficiency and the chances came. This approach will probably take them to the title, or promotion at the very least. Which might then warrant a few modifications to the ground.

Good day out though at a progressive and friendly club who've clearly got the locals behind them. Add in the novelty value and a visit is highly recommended. Now just got to get rid of all those £1 notes I've accumulated in change!


John Treleven
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Aug 25, 2019, 6:36 PM

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You should have come & said hello

Anything ground graders raised for Step 6 has already been carried out.

Will see what else they have to say if Step 5 is reached.

Learning as we go.

Goals were 31, 55, 79 & 90+1


codofthenorth
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Aug 25, 2019, 6:40 PM

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Blackburn Ladies 0-1 London Bees....Womens [email protected] Irongate Bamber Bridge...K.O 1400....Adm £5...Prog £1

Today was a good opportunity to take a look at the Rovers in the Championship. A short drive to the south of Preston before parking up in Matalans car park and a short walk under the rail line.

I never thought I'd be subject to a bag search to watch Rovers Ladies, a sign of progress I suppose. The game kicked off in glorious sunshine and despite having subs available London Bees only had 10 players on the pitch for the first 5 minutes. Amelia Hazard then turned up and joined in the action. Both sides were beaten on the opening game of the season, so both were keen to make amends.

On 15 minutes the Rovers No 15 Lauren Thomas left the field with her arm in a temporary sling after a poor tackle sent her flying. Hazard who had turned up late left early. She was subbed on 23 minutes with what looked like a foot injury.

The games only goal came on 40 minutes when Nikita Whinnett fired over a cross come shot, which flew over the keeper and in to the net.

A decent crowd of 457, the majority sheltering from the sun in the main stand.



So Many Grounds....So little time!!


hotchkiss
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Aug 25, 2019, 9:39 PM

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ROYAL CAPPELLEN (0)1 VW HAMME (0) 0 Belgium Cup.Att; 200 approx.No programme but free colour team sheet.Admission 10 Euros. After a morning on the beach at Scheveningen we drove the 70 odd miles to Kappellen for the 4-00pm KO.Main stand with the clubhouse at the back of the stand.2 smaller stands on either side.Terracing opposite but nothing behind either goal.The visitors should have scored in the 1st half but wasted their chances.Cappellen scored the goal in the 55th minute to progress to the next round.Hamme did have a player sent off in injury time.We then travelled to Calais where we are stopping tonight.It's k Sports tomorrow on our way home.


KevinW
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Aug 25, 2019, 9:39 PM

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The Emirates FA Cup – Preliminary Round
Creasey Park Community Football Centre – Official Attendance: 152

Dunstable Town (2) 4 ……………………... Shortwood United (0) 1


None of today’s FA Cup ties offered me a new ground. I have seen Cray Wanderers play at Bromley a few times, and now they have switched to an artificial pitch I am disinclined to make any further visits. I had visited each of the other three grounds just once, with the visit to Creasey Park in 2011 being the least recent. The last time I was here, for an AFC Dunstable game, I seem to recall it being a rather wet day; nothing like today’s weather. As for the stadium, it was pretty much as I remember it from 8 years ago.

Entrance - £8
Programme (36 pages – nothing special) - £2

Shortwood had scored 27 goals in their four competitive matches so far this season, but today they were up against higher level opposition. In the first half it appeared that Dunstable were playing a game of ‘goalpost challenge’. Their two goals both found the back of the net via the ‘keepers right-hand post, while a third shot against the same post rebounded back into play (if I remember rightly). Ultimately, it was a fairly comfortable victory for the hosts; their two second-half strikes sandwiching a lone reply from the visitors.


Dave 56
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Aug 25, 2019, 10:08 PM

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Gwent League Hop matches. Attendances 247 and 243


Cefn Fforest 4 v 1 Gilwern.


Wattsville 2 v 2 Pill YMCA

Another warm and sunny day. Well done to the clubs for the efforts they put in to organise and cater for everyone. Some entertaining football and pleasant settings.



Full details of the USA tour is on international hopping.


barcud-coch
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Aug 25, 2019, 10:53 PM

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Cefn Fforest 4 Gilwern and District 1

Britannia Fields: Auto Centres Gwent Premier League Second Division

Having missed the replacement fixture for Ynysddu Welfare v PILCS, in the Bridgend and District Sunday League, my first back of the day took place on the outskirts of Blackwood; a Gwent valleys town made famous by Welsh rock band 'The Manic Street Preachers'. The Britannia Fields are a large expanse of open playing fields, which are formed on two levels, with pitch used this afternoon located on the lower and more distant part of the ground. The pitch itself is fully-railed but with no spectator cover. There was shade on offer for those spectators standing on the bank alongside one length of the pitch. The changing facilities, as well as refreshments for spectators, were on offer in a building located above pitch level. The home team finished bottom of the division last term but were awarded a reprieve due to the shortage of teams in the league. Gilwern and District were making a return to this level after being crowned champions of the Gwent Central League last season. The home team broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute after scoring from close range when a corner was not cleared properly. Cefn Fforest had to wait until the 76th minute to increase their advantage when a home forward cut in from the byline and drilled a low shot inside the near post. A third goal arrived when the hosts broke quickly down the right flank six minutes later before heading home the subsequent cross. Gilwern and District pulled a goal back in the 85th through a long distance effort before Cefn Fforest completed the scoring in the final minute when a home forward ran through on goal before guiding the ball into the net after rounding the Robins' custodian.



Wattsville 2 Pill YMCA 2

Islwyn Road: Auto Centres Gwent Premier League Premier Division

The second match of the day took a short distance away to the south of Cefn Fforest, a little further down the Sirhowy Valley, in a village with a long terraced street at the bottom of the valley. Whilst the facilities at Islwyn Road were similar to most of those encountered over the weekend, there were some stunning views afforded to spectators, wherever they were positioned in the ground. Tree-lined slopes dominated the views in all directions, apart from a nearby factory at one end of the ground, and dwarfed the terraced housing below at road level. The changing rooms were located a short walk away from the fully-railed playing area that did not possess any spectator cover. Theses two teams had already commenced their league campaign, with Watsville heading into the weekend in fourth position following a 2-2 home draw with Newport Corinthians last Saturday, whilst the visitors found themselves in mid-table after enjoying a 2-0 home success against Caerleon on Tuesday evening. It was Pill YMCA that went ahead courtesy of a 25th minute penalty before the home team levelled the scores from a spot-kick of their own only four minutes later. The Newport-based team regained the lead eight minutes before the interval after breaking down the left flank and the subsequent cross was headed home at the far post. Watsville gained a share of the spoils when a cross from the left was met with a lovely volleyed that struck the pack of the visitor's net.

2019/20 Statistics
Goals: 204
Matches: 40
New Grounds: 10


cherryhopper
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Aug 25, 2019, 11:21 PM

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Premier League
AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester City
Attendance 10,486

Couldn't fault Cherries' effort and any result would have been a bonus. Apart from Sheffield United, who we drew with on opening day, Manchester City remain the only team Cherries are yet to beat or even get a point against in the Premier League, now nine straight defeats. Both City goals in the first half came from short passing moves finished off by Aguerro and Sterling, his customary goal against us. Charlie Daniels, only just back from a knee injury hobbled off again, hope it's not as bad as it looked. His replacement Harry Wilson got Cherries back into the game with a stunning free kick just before half time. We were still in the game for most of the second half until a scrappy goal from our own throw in near the corner flag which was intercepted and played across goal with our defenders failing to clear and Aguerro stabbed the loose ball home for his second.


Chris1963
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Aug 26, 2019, 12:04 AM

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Combined Counties 1
Jersey Bulls 4-0 Fleet Spurs
Att 819, adm £6 (standing), prog £2

Now just got to get rid of all those £1 notes I've accumulated in change!


I'm surprised that there are £1 banknotes in Jersey. I don't recall seeing any on my previous visits to the island, which were after the £1 coin was introduced in the UK. Wikipedia states that the UK's new £1 coin is legal tender in Jersey, so why they should want to have £1 banknotes is a mystery.


timmy tabby
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Aug 26, 2019, 12:56 AM

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....Despite the soaring temperatures and humidity, a masterly performance of precise finishing from the hosts to see them safely into the First Qualifying Round in....

Cray Wanderers 5 v 0 Hythe Town - FA Cup Preliminary Round
Prog 48 pages £2.00 - Admission £10.00 - Att 230

.....Few doubts about where this contest was heading from the moment that Murphy placed an excellent shot in off inside of the metal post rebounding just inside the opposite side in the first ten minutes. Though you had to commiserate during the first half with Hythe who largely matched their opponents in the first half apart from in front of goal. They had the opportunity to level when Oko and Collin swapped passes but the final effort was poor and did not trouble Carey in the home goal.

Given the torrid nature of the Hayes Lane heat, the first half was played at quite a pace, though assisted by a lengthy drinks break with both teams utilising their forays forward to good effect. Noticeable performance from Bradley Pritchard who I was informed by the all round player expert that is Mr Druryszki gave up a professional career at Orient to study and ultimately qualify as a solicitor, whose distribution through midfield was crucial and he could attempt a shot or two, one of which clipped the outside of the post.

Hythe a little unfortunate not to level as Woolcott's adroit chip into the middle was fractionally in front of Cooper. However, a second goal for the hosts was always a possibility and it was another notable finish with Murphy finding just enough space to curl a shot around Nicholls and just inside the far post. On the balance of first half play, a two goal advantage was just about equitable with the balance of play, but a three goal advantage was harsh on the visitors. Another worthy finish with on this occasion Taylor outpacing a wilting in the heat Hythe defence and perfectly placing his shot though the narrow gap between Nicholls' outstretched hands and the inside of the post.

Achieving a three goal halt time advantage removed any vestiges of a competitive contest from proceedings and Hythe barely registering any second half threat, the pace of play from Cray barely registered over pedestrian for the second half duration. For a while the most notable occurrence was the cheer from the bar area when Ben Stokes secured the winning run in the third test and naturally the gruppe conversation wandered in the direction of buses, bank automation and the so called 'paperless office'. Fortunately, attention was diverted in the direction of what was occurring on the pitch with a wonderfully constructed goal from Pritchard whose deft touch wide of Nicholls mirrored an equally exquisite pass from Taylor. The scoring ws concluded by Taylor with another precise finish but plaudits to the man in black who played a good advantage allowing Spencer who was clearly fouled to proceed.

As is so often the case with Cray Sunday's, a good social occasion compliments what happens on the pitch and this was evident, the convivial atmosphere being enhanced with a half time sampling of Polszka Apple Cake from the oven of Mrs Druryszka, which was up to it's usual high standard. Post match stop for JDW fodder and welcome lighter ale refreshment at the Richmal Crrompton. The door locks were opened at 20.40 after negotiating a sparse c2c service back in the direction of the Lower Thames Riverbank....


John Treleven
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Aug 26, 2019, 6:43 AM

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We have Jersey £1 coins too as well as the U.K. ones but the note is preferred for ease of carrying around.

You will often see customers asking for notes instead if £1 coins are given in change.


Sm1d
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Aug 26, 2019, 2:13 PM

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Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Newcastle United
Premier League
59,245
Admission £31

https://100groundsclub.blogspot.com/...hotspur-stadium.html



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paulh66
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Aug 26, 2019, 9:18 PM

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You should have come & said hello
Anything ground graders raised for Step 6 has already been carried out.
Will see what else they have to say if Step 5 is reached.
Learning as we go.
Goals were 31, 55, 79 & 90+1


Cheers John.
Learning fast I'd say, it was all well organised and the team itself is handing out a few lessons to others.
But keep the tannoy man away from the logistics for the return game with 'our visitors from Northamptonshire' - Fleet is of course in North Hants not Northants!


John Treleven
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Aug 26, 2019, 9:59 PM

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I told him North Hampshire, he wrote down North Hampshire, but he did indeed announce Northamptonshire!


Steveb
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Aug 26, 2019, 10:27 PM

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Cefn Fforest 4 Gilwern and District 1

Britannia Fields: Auto Centres Gwent Premier League Second Division

Having missed the replacement fixture for Ynysddu Welfare v PILCS, in the Bridgend and District Sunday League, my first back of the day took place on the outskirts of Blackwood; a Gwent valleys town made famous by Welsh rock band 'The Manic Street Preachers'. The Britannia Fields are a large expanse of open playing fields, which are formed on two levels, with pitch used this afternoon located on the lower and more distant part of the ground. The pitch itself is fully-railed but with no spectator cover. There was shade on offer for those spectators standing on the bank alongside one length of the pitch. The changing facilities, as well as refreshments for spectators, were on offer in a building located above pitch level. The home team finished bottom of the division last term but were awarded a reprieve due to the shortage of teams in the league. Gilwern and District were making a return to this level after being crowned champions of the Gwent Central League last season. The home team broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute after scoring from close range when a corner was not cleared properly. Cefn Fforest had to wait until the 76th minute to increase their advantage when a home forward cut in from the byline and drilled a low shot inside the near post. A third goal arrived when the hosts broke quickly down the right flank six minutes later before heading home the subsequent cross. Gilwern and District pulled a goal back in the 85th through a long distance effort before Cefn Fforest completed the scoring in the final minute when a home forward ran through on goal before guiding the ball into the net after rounding the Robins' custodian.



Wattsville 2 Pill YMCA 2

Islwyn Road: Auto Centres Gwent Premier League Premier Division

The second match of the day took a short distance away to the south of Cefn Fforest, a little further down the Sirhowy Valley, in a village with a long terraced street at the bottom of the valley. Whilst the facilities at Islwyn Road were similar to most of those encountered over the weekend, there were some stunning views afforded to spectators, wherever they were positioned in the ground. Tree-lined slopes dominated the views in all directions, apart from a nearby factory at one end of the ground, and dwarfed the terraced housing below at road level. The changing rooms were located a short walk away from the fully-railed playing area that did not possess any spectator cover. Theses two teams had already commenced their league campaign, with Watsville heading into the weekend in fourth position following a 2-2 home draw with Newport Corinthians last Saturday, whilst the visitors found themselves in mid-table after enjoying a 2-0 home success against Caerleon on Tuesday evening. It was Pill YMCA that went ahead courtesy of a 25th minute penalty before the home team levelled the scores from a spot-kick of their own only four minutes later. The Newport-based team regained the lead eight minutes before the interval after breaking down the left flank and the subsequent cross was headed home at the far post. Watsville gained a share of the spoils when a cross from the left was met with a lovely volleyed that struck the pack of the visitor's net.

2019/20 Statistics
Goals: 204
Matches: 40
New Grounds: 10


Also at these two hop games. Fairly sure YMCA went back in front in the second half rather than the first, but I've been wrong before and multiple games over a weekend do tend to merge. Grateful if anyone can clarify.

Anyhow, a brief summary of what I think happened, with the usual photos, is all on my blog https://stevebthegroundhopper.blogspot.com/




http://stevebthegroundhopper.blogspot.co.uk/




colpic
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Aug 29, 2019, 2:12 PM

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I was also at the Hop games at Cefn Forest and Wattsville, preceded by(Purists look away now):-

John Pye Auctions 1 Walnut Wildcats 4
Bridgend & District Sunday League Div 1 f&n att 23, mainly off piste hoppers.

The reason for taking in this one was that it took place on the main pitch at Tata Steels ground in Port Talbot which I was yet to visit. The game was the usual Sunday League fayre with an assortment of all shapes and sizes enjoying themselves!



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