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Wednesday 18th September 2019

 



dtr1989
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Sep 18, 2019, 4:50 PM

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Friendly

The Football College Bury 3-2 Rochdale Sacred Heart Academy.

Venue - Goshen Sports Centre
Attendance - 3

I was taking my dog for a walk on my local fields and saw the pitches had been set up so decided to stay for the game. The football college is a college for football if you didn't guess. They were playing their first game together today as this was a new intake.

The Rochdale players were a lot more technical and better footballers however Burys root one policy worked for them as they took the lead in to half time. Burys 3rd was a well worked goal. Rochdales 2nd was a great volley from the left back.

Goshen sports centre is basically around 8 grass pitches, a remote control car track, a cycle speedway and a gymnastics sports hall. There is a astroturf which is floodlit however this was damaged in floods a few years back and the plan is to build a 3g pitch elsewhere on the site.



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R.S.Cavendish
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Sep 18, 2019, 9:17 PM

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BWLCH 1 SWISS VALLEY 2

Carmarthenshire League Premier Division
@ Dafen Row
Attendance : 48

Having been beaten at home 8-0 on Saturday Bwlch made a far better attempt at getting at least a point tonight. They started off nervously and conceded a goal fairly quickly. They then lost their bulky centre-half after a fight in which the referee only gave the one red card.
Four minutes before the interval the equaliser came after some considerable pressure. Alas, the visitor's winner came on the hour mark after which they hit the Bwlch crossbar three times.
The Dafen Row ground is one of the best in the league. Good car parking; a railed off pitch and a Lidl next door for those wanting food and drink.


Digdagdog
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Sep 18, 2019, 10:43 PM

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Les Phillips Cup Preliminary Round
Aitchison Field
Oldland Abbotonians 1 Portishead Town 2
Admission: £6 inc paper Attendance: 30

Western One clash between two teams who have made good starts to the season. First re-visit in a couple of years here; nothing much has changed except the seating to the low stand is now done.
Game was a hotch-potch; nice to see PT with a competitive side as they have been the whipping boys for a few years but they have some good players and were the better team on the night.
First half was goal-less but PT were awarded a penalty on 46 after a very clumsy challenge and this was stroked in by Osmond. They then scored a great second on 61 with a mazy dribble and low shot from their best player (Sell).
Could sense the frustration of the OA bench and players as they just couldn't string anything meaningful together. They got back into it on 75 witha bizarre own-goal. An in-swinging corner was punched straight up in the air by the PT keeper and when it came down he punched it into his own net under, fair pressure it has to be said.
A frantic last 15 but the away side held on and deservedly so too. Home in 40.



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Andy D
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Sep 18, 2019, 11:17 PM

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Runcorn Town 1 Charnock Richard 3, North West Counties League Premier Division, Att: 146, Admission: £6, Prog: £2

This was a game which just about held the attention throughout, entertaining in parts but often scrappy as both sides' attempts to create chances in front of goal regulatly fell at the final hurdle, a touch too many or a misplaced pass resulting in much frustration. A goal apiece in the first eight minutes suggested a goalfest but just a second goal for the visitors before the break and a clincher three minutes from time were the only other successful strikes. Runcorn Town's ground is a mixture of home-made stands, the main seated stand on one side slongside a low standing cover to one corner. On the other touchline there is the original cover from their Mond Rangers days and another small shelter as welll as the changing rooms and bar/canteen building. The Pavilions complex is now mostly overgrown and derelict, including the former home of General Chemicals, although their cover remains. The programmme was excellent value for money, plenty to read and good stats and the meat and potato pie and chips well worth the effort.



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barcud-coch
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Sep 18, 2019, 11:19 PM

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Hay St Mary’s 0 Rhayader Town 3

Forest Road: Aspidistra Radnorshire Cup First Round

This was my first visit to Forest Road for four weeks, when I watched the home team defeat local rivals Radnor Valley in an MMP with Norman Lloyd Mid Wales League First Division fixture. However, since recording a 2-1 victory that evening, a lot has happened at Hay St Mary’s over the ensuing weeks. The Saints struggled to field a bare eleven players for a number of matches, suffering a number of heavy defeats in the process, before last week announcing that they were sadly withdrawing from the league. A number of teams in recent seasons, including local rivals Knighton Town and Rhosgoch Rangers, had also withdrawn from the competition after playing a handful of matches and appears to becoming an increasingly common trend in Welsh football in recent times. Hay St Mary’s are now left with one team in the Watson Financial Mid Wales League (South), which was the club’s reserve team, but were still able to field a team for this evening’s Radnorshire Cup tie. The saints came into this evening’s tie in fifth position in the Mid Wales League (South) table following a 3-1 victory at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon. Rhayader Town had also experienced a similar scenario to their hosts, after winning the Mid Wales League First Division in 2016/17, the Weirglodd club were forced withdraw from the Cymru Alliance at the beginning of the following term, which left them with a single team in the Mid Wales League (South). The Thin Red Line came into this evening’s county cup tie in fifth position in the MMP with Norman Lloyd Mid Wales League First Division table but had suffered a 6-1 reverse at higher-graded Bow Street in the FAW Trophy on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors made a strong start against their lower-graded hosts and could have taken the lead in the second minute but Daniel Scaife in the Saints' goal was on hand to make an important save. Rhayader Town did find the back of the net seven minutes later though when the home defence failed to clear the ball from their penalty area and the ball was drilled home past Scaife and into the far corner. Saints defender headed an 11th minute corner straight at the Red Kites goalkeeper before a poor clearance by the Hay St Mary's defence three minutes latter was met with a 25 yard drive that narrowly cleared the crossbar. Rhayader Town doubled their advantage four minutes before the interval when Scaife attempted to save a low shot from the edge of his penalty area with his foot but missed the ball and it nestled into the corner off his net. A third goal arrived for the visitors on the stroke of half-time when they broke swiftly down the right flank and the ball was swept past Scaife from close range. The Weirglodd men varied on in a similar vein after the break and a Rhayader Town forward ran on to a long ball forward but his attempted lob drifted wide of the target. A Rhayder Town player cut back inside from the byline in the 53rd minute but shot narrowly over the target before the hosts saw a shot turned over the crossbar eight minutes later. The visitors fired a speculative effort wide of target in the 67th minute before Hay Ratcliffe ran on to a long ball forward but was unable to keep his shot on target down as the Saint's new era started with a defeat.

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oxpete
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Sep 19, 2019, 12:04 AM

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Southern League Premier South
Tiverton Town 1-0 Merthyr Town

Entry: £10
Attendance: 468

A tight match played with plenty of pace, with only a first-half penalty for the hosts to split the two sides. Merthyr worked hard in attack and came close several times, but seemed to leave themselves open at the back, giving Tivvy plenty of opportunities with quick-fire breakaways. Quite surprising that there was only the one goal.


Dave 56
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Sep 19, 2019, 7:07 AM

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USL @ Chukchansi Park. KO 19:30 Admission Free*. Crowd NK.

Fresno 5 v 0 RGV Toros

Chukchansi Park is the baseball stadium with the usual seating at one end and along one side. I arrived shortly before KO and looked around to see if anyone was selling cut price tickets. The website showed general admission as $19.50. No sign of any touts so I joined the short queue when a couple, probably in their 50's approached me and asked if I wanted tickets. They handed me a ticket and asked if I wanted any more, I said no and asked how much for the ticket. They wouldn't take any money for it and seemed to have several more to give away. Ticket had a face value of $25, so again a free match thanks to the generosity of strangers.

Good game and a good atmosphere. There was a very positive vibe about the place, everyone was friendly and enjoying themselves. early goal set the game up nicely and when RGV were awarded a penalty on 27 minutes it seemed they would make a fight of it but the weak penalty was saved and within a couple of minutes the referee awarded a spot kick at the other end, duly converted. Another goal before half time ended the game as a contest.

Two more second half goals completed the scoring leaving the play offs a certainty for Fresno, currently second in the West conference behind Phoenix. A very pleasant evening all in all.


dottirofhod
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Sep 19, 2019, 7:16 AM

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Championship.


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July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 87 / 75 / 12 / inc 3 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 14 / 10 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(I(MUI-I)-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-2 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-1(Act 2- Frosinone new)./ Iberia = P = 0-0 & S = 0-0.

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timmy tabby
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Sep 19, 2019, 7:47 AM

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.....Whisper it quietly but Grays may just be gearing themselves for a serious promotion push and a successful time this season as reflected by...

Grays Athletic 3 v 1 Tilbury - Isthmian League Division 1 North
Doorstop - 76 pages £2.00 - Admission £10.00 - Att 331

----One for the 'Completely Unexpected Outcomes at Seventy Minutes' category but another for the overused adage that if you do not take your chances then you do not win matches. It would have been interesting experience to be a fly on the wall in the Tilbury dressing room post match when they are looking puzzled at each other trying to fathom how they had lost a game that they had dominated for long periods.

What did assist the hosts was a flying start from Grays with a low cross from the right by Mitchell Hahn being converted by Joao Carlos for his 99th goal of his Grays career, but it was not long before Tilbury were in the ascendancy with their supporters behind the goal thinking that Brian Moses had levelled with an angled volley but the effort struck the side netting.

What did not assist Grays was trying to pass their way out from defence as there was always one pass that was not quite in the right direction and possession was lost. The visitors were far more direct in their approach but they spurned the chances they created with Moses volleying high over and out of the ground a clear opportunity that simply required a hint of subtlety that surely would have led to a better outcome. Darren Phillips also missed a crucial opportunity heading tamely at Danny Sambridge. A first half that you were unsure as to why there had only been one goal and also why Tilbury were not at the very least level.

Minutes into the second half and the litany of missed Tilbury opportunities continued as they missed a penalty awarded after Rob Bartley in order tapped the ankle, pulled the shirt and then felled George Sykes who had beaten him for pace. Problem was that although Sykes' penalty was well struck to his right, Sambridge had guessed right flying to his left to push away. This miss though did not temper the Tilbury domination of proceedings and they deservedly levelled when Sykes played a low pass inside to Moses and he atoned for his earlier missing of opportunities sins and placed his shot wide of Sambridge. At this stage anything other than the outcome of a Tilbury win looked unlikely.

A very successful opening month to the season showed that there is a rare level of confidence in this Grays ensemble and they surprised all by changing the direction of play into their favour. They could have retaken the lead when Tony Stokes on the back post was the recipient of a long cross from the left but headed straight when an angle was required, which brought about a to be remembered Mr Druryszki quote that 'Stokes had go his geography wrong'. Stokes then did find the net with what would be best described as a close range poke after a free kick from MacAuley Joynes was weakly punched out by Mitchell Ware and Steve King managed to direct the ball goalwards. Soon after and improbably Grays had established a two goal advantage with Stokes teeing up Carlos to place past Ware from the edge of the area to bring about his 100th goal of his Grays career and a deserved presentation of a trophy celebrating the achievement post game. The two goal blast ended the visitors resistance and it was interesting to see how ineffectual they were in the final minutes. The hosts up to the heady heights of second behind hundred percentlng Maldon in the embryonic league table.

Those who chose to sit on the far side were treated to a spectacular late early autumn sunset which illuminated the curves of the main stand at Parkfield to full effect and led to the taking of a few pictures to preserve for posterity.

Standard to and from Parkside journey with c2c, & TFL maintaining timetable timings meaning arrival back at 22.40....


pokal02
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Sep 19, 2019, 10:31 AM

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Elburton Villa 5-3 Stoke Gabriel
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A strange game this one. SG arrived bottom with no points, having lost 12-1 recently, and when EV scored on 5 mins with a free header from a corner it looked like another tanking was in order. SG then played some delightful stuff for half an hour, a header of their own equalising on 14 and two delightful strikes from outside the box on 17 and 32 putting them 3-1 up and seemingly in control.

The game turned on the last kick of the half, a mis-hit cross ending up in the back of the SG net for 2-3. SG soaked up the home pressure comfortably for 20 mins, another header made it 3-3 on 67 and was followed by a home tap in two mins later and another on 75 to wrap things up. (If it's any consolation for SG, I would think any relegation is very unlikely, with last year's expansion having hoovered up all the promotable teams, and the Western League fairly unlikely to provide a Devon-based relegatee).

I visited the old pitch some years ago - the car park is still in front of it - with the new pitch behind. There is a 50-seat covered stand down one side, a 12-seat covered stand behind one goal where the entrance is, and hardstanding except on the far side which is out of bounds.

A303 closure at A36 on outward journey but otherwise light traffic, arriving at 18:25. Decided on M5/M4 back (with A303 closure advertised) - fine until the last bit of M4 towards M25 closed - diverted up to M40 only to find that closed too at J2 - tried A40 towards Denham - you've guessed it, closed. Eventually ended up on a B road picking up A404 to M25 - still made it indoors by 02:05.


APL
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Elburton Villa 5-3 Stoke Gabriel
SWP East
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A303 closure at A36 on outward journey but otherwise light traffic, arriving at 18:25. Decided on M5/M4 back (with A303 closure advertised) - fine until the last bit of M4 towards M25 closed - diverted up to M40 only to find that closed too at J2 - tried A40 towards Denham - you've guessed it, closed. Eventually ended up on a B road picking up A404 to M25 - still made it indoors by 02:05.

Do you think they will ever invent a SatNav with ‘live traffic’ that avoids theses sort of problems and warns you in advance and takes an alternative route ?.........



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2019/20
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Andy D
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Sep 19, 2019, 11:42 AM

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A303 closure at A36 on outward journey but otherwise light traffic, arriving at 18:25. Decided on M5/M4 back (with A303 closure advertised) - fine until the last bit of M4 towards M25 closed - diverted up to M40 only to find that closed too at J2 - tried A40 towards Denham - you've guessed it, closed. Eventually ended up on a B road picking up A404 to M25 - still made it indoors by 02:05.

Do you think they will ever invent a SatNav with ‘live traffic’ that avoids theses sort of problems and warns you in advance and takes an alternative route ?.........


I find that Highways England's various regional Twitter feeds are very helpful, if you let them know your journey and time they will often tell you of planned closures.



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dottirofhod
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Sep 19, 2019, 11:46 AM

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A303 closure at A36 on outward journey but otherwise light traffic, arriving at 18:25. Decided on M5/M4 back (with A303 closure advertised) - fine until the last bit of M4 towards M25 closed - diverted up to M40 only to find that closed too at J2 - tried A40 towards Denham - you've guessed it, closed. Eventually ended up on a B road picking up A404 to M25 - still made it indoors by 02:05.

Do you think they will ever invent a SatNav with ‘live traffic’ that avoids theses sort of problems and warns you in advance and takes an alternative route ?......…



Now come on your an advocate of new fangled thingies , you'll be telling me next that people rely on the new thingies , Facebook / Twitter for their game info and never contact clubs by telephone !!

SatNav , will never happen.

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July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 87 / 75 / 12 / inc 3 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 14 / 10 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(I(MUI-I)-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-2 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-1(Act 2- Frosinone new)./ Iberia = P = 0-0 & S = 0-0.

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pokal02
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Sep 19, 2019, 12:45 PM

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I don't have a sat nav (my wife calls me 'the human sat nav' - I needed to be last night!) and find the Highways Agency list of closures impossible to navigate.

I accept that these things are going to be done at night, but we need one place (twitter?) where all closures for next 24 hours are posted concisely and in plain English.

To be fair I think the M40 closure last night was 'incident-related' rather than planned roadworks.


leohoenig
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Sep 19, 2019, 1:51 PM

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...and I'm sure the M4 closure was advertised last time I used it (end of August)



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youngster
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How many games were postponed in Europe last night?
Not many is probably the answer, but me and spud managed to find one. Turned up at Fuenlabrada for their Div 2 match V Zaragoza, hardly anyone around, asked in the office to find out, game off due to home side having the sh*ts, no doubt we could have found out earlier, but on a glorious sunny day you just don't expect any game to be called off.
So spud turned on his groundhopper app and the only game within a reasonable distance was;

CD Illescas 2-1 Albacete B. K.O. 21-00
Tercera Grupo 18
Att 150.
Adm FREE. I've been to ??? grounds in Spain and always paid, they even charge for the juveniles out here, so why no admission was a complete mystery. No paper

Decent game this, away side deservedly took the lead in the 1st half, but the home side got a fortunate equaliser just before the interval. 2nd half the home side probably had the better of things and got a brilliant winner with 10 minutes left. A vicious whipped in cross was met with a bullet header and the keeper had no chance even though it was right at him.
Illescas is a town between Madrid and Toledo so thankfully there was a good bus service, got back to Airport at 00-45 and the 06-15 back to Stansted was without any problems.
In all my years of going abroad I can only remember having problems at 4 games, and (the jinx) spud has been with me on 3 occasions. Thankfully I've been back to the other 2, Benfica called off to high winds and the stadium was falling to bits, Atalanta where there had been trouble at the previous game at they would only sell to members, so hopefully "the jinx" will be working when I venture back to Fuenlabrada.
For anyone else thinking of going, get off at Fuenlabrada Hospital metro station, only a few minutes walk.
P.S. Forgot to mention anything about the ground we went to, nice 500 seat elevated stand along one side, nothing else furniture wise. Nice cafeteria with cheap prices.

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Sep 19, 2019, 9:11 PM

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A303 closure at A36 on outward journey but otherwise light traffic, arriving at 18:25. Decided on M5/M4 back (with A303 closure advertised) - fine until the last bit of M4 towards M25 closed - diverted up to M40 only to find that closed too at J2 - tried A40 towards Denham - you've guessed it, closed. Eventually ended up on a B road picking up A404 to M25 - still made it indoors by 02:05.

Do you think they will ever invent a SatNav with ‘live traffic’ that avoids theses sort of problems and warns you in advance and takes an alternative route ?.........


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I have a TomTom 6200 which does have live traffic and has warned me of possible traffic jams and road closures and has, in fact, diverted me down alternative routes where there has been one available.


Tim
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Wellington 0 Roman Glass St George 3 (Western League: Les Phillips Cup) Att: 65

My only previous visit to North Street was 21 years ago, also for a Les Phillips Cup game, when I saw four Dave Bryant bang four goals in to beat Glastonbury. How they could do with a striker now - Wellington were woeful up front against a modest St George, whose Troy Simpson stood out, not least for two cracking strikes. A well deserved win for the visitors, but I don't think I've seen the future cup winners.

The ground was better than I remembered, and has been 'improved' with the addition of an Atcost behind the far goal - no one went near it. Otherwise there's not a lot to see, but it all seems cosy under lights with some very large trees along the far side, which is out of bounds. Admission was £4 for a codger and the programme is online only this season. Good to see Taunton's Mr Dongworth once again.


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A303 closure at A36 on outward journey but otherwise light traffic, arriving at 18:25. Decided on M5/M4 back (with A303 closure advertised) - fine until the last bit of M4 towards M25 closed - diverted up to M40 only to find that closed too at J2 - tried A40 towards Denham - you've guessed it, closed. Eventually ended up on a B road picking up A404 to M25 - still made it indoors by 02:05.

Do you think they will ever invent a SatNav with ‘live traffic’ that avoids theses sort of problems and warns you in advance and takes an alternative route ?.........


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I have a TomTom 6200 which does have live traffic and has warned me of possible traffic jams and road closures and has, in fact, diverted me down alternative routes where there has been one available.

Whoosh.....



2019/20
England 1-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-1-2

2019/20
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LeedsPhil
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Up earlier than planned whilst still dark meant on the previous tunnel crossing in time to head across France Belgium and the Netherlands and into Germany for a bonus afternoon match :

UEFA Youth League
Bayer Leverkeusen U19 2-2 Lokomotiv Moscow U19
2pm, Ulrich Haberland Stadion (annexe to main BayArena)

Free entry via the Press/VIP entrance of the main stadium (that all of us had previously done) that was holding the CL fixture between these 2 later this evening. Teamsheet available.
9 Loko ultras cheering-on their favourites seemed hapless at 0-2 but worthwhile when they brought it back to two each in the last 10 mins. Great photogenic views of the main stadium.

Onward across pleasant fruit-growing countryside to the first match proper of the tour :

Tura Germania Oberdrees 4-3 Oberkasseler FV
Bezirksliga, Staffel 2 - Mittelrhein 7:30pm

5€ in. Att less than 100. Bratwurst from the barbie of course. 3 small covered areas on the far terrace painted with artistic charicature representations of local fans.
No paper but teamsheet read out by chap with microphone was nearly snatched from his hands before he'd finished with it. Very frequent trains in the distance.
3G, but not a cage.

Back to digs in Troisdorf, where the local brewpub was about to shut on a quiet Wednesday night until we walked in and kept him busy sampling all five.


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BetVictor Isthmian Division One South Central

Larges Lane

BRACKNELL TOWN 1-2 WESTFIELD

Adm:
£8 No progs (downloadable on line) free team sheets

Att: official 254

Directions: regular here - A329(M) then up through to the top end of the town to park in Braccan walk CP - then a bit of a twisting route via a couple of underpasses near the College, emerging near Larges lane close to the large roundabout ('Met Office')


Facilities: what was the 'new' main bar has now been halved in size to make way for a hospitality lounge - very few people using that bar. Another room further up past the seats doubles as another bar with food & hot drink outlet too - seats and Sky TV.

Match: Repeat fixture of last visit here for Divisional PO s-f late April

1-0 freak 'Hail Mary' effort from Scott, the Bracknell goalkeeper. Shocked Free-Kick taken from just inside Bracknell half caught the visiting keeper out and he misjudged it as ball dropped in just under the bar.
1-1 keeper howler to match at the other end: Scott caught a high ball, clattered back into post and trying to avoid carrying ball out for corner, dropped it at a forwards' feet, who gleefully poked in from a narrow angle
Ht
1-2 quick feet in midfield especially from the visiting no 11 put the ball through to a forward who timed his run and placed his shot under advancing keeper.

Was impressed with the away CBs: strong and commanding in the air and calm & controlled on the ground. Both FBs were lightening quick too.
Similarly 'Robins' are re-building their squad and have brought in some 'old heads' up front; Minhas, Cooper-Clarke and Bignall. They have also signed Mitch Parker: prolific forward for Highmoor and latterly Basingstoke and Hartley. They are using two young Central defenders who also look quite competent - evidently not managed to make corresponding improvements in midfield yet where, on the night, they were somewhat over-run and out-passed - but they won't be facing such quality opposition too many times this season.

Local 'words' are, that Town do not necessarily want promotion yet, as Larges Lane would not pass grading and they don't want to lose impetus on their current growth plans by ground-sharing away from Bracknell.
Nor is there much scope/enough space to make the necessary improvements in their current position. They do have plans to build bigger over the other side of the road but that's two or more years away yet.

I hope for the clubs sake that the chairman and the fans stay patient enough with the young manager and squad, for the project to bear fruit.

I was going to post that results like the subsequent 4-0 pounding at lowly FC Romania tonight (Wed 25th) - albeit in the Velocity Trophy - are hardly likely to help the cause. However on checking twitter for reaction, I see that the Isthmian website is keeping apace with the standards of the official Beeb site and posted the score round the wrong way! Unsure
Bracknell Won 4-0 at FC Romania

(This post was edited by royals26 on Sep 25, 2019, 11:06 PM)

 
 


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