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Chapeltom
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Sep 4, 2010, 4:08 PM

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Hope Valley Amateur League - A Division

Holmesfield 3-3 Whaley Bridge Reserves

Adm/prog - no
Att: 35 h/c

One of the new venues in the Hope Valley League is the Cowley Lane home of Holmesfield. After a good start to the league and with knowledge it was a good ground I decided their encounter with Whaley Bridge Reserves was a better choice than Club AZ and off I went

Due to tourist traffic in the Hope Valley we were struggling to make kick off, a 30 min journey taking nearer 40. On arrival i saw players on the pitch but referee Alan Dunkley hadn't started the game. The ground was as expected good, an immaculate playing surface is partially roped off on 3 sides and a small stand sits on the far side. Its also a tree lined venue which gives that Hope Valley League feel.

The game was very Hope Valley like. Manic but with plenty of chances being created. On 21 the hosts took the lead, a deflected shot trickled in and Whaley started to fight back making inroads in the home sides defence. Holmesfield were awarded a penalty on 31, a trip being penalised. The winger who took it rolled it wide and it was to be fair embarrassing effort. The second goal came on 36, a looping header going in off the post.

Whaley clinched a vital goal back just before half time during a dominant spell, a double save by the keeper fell at 7s feet and he stabbed it in. I went to stand on the far side and Whaley equalised on 55. A beautiful effort from 20 yards hit the post and in. At two each Holmesfield were struggling and it looked as if whaley would take the game. However the hosts retook the lead on 76 from a corner.

The game's second penalty was awarded on 83 for a push and as that was swept in it was a full blooded push for the winner. Neither side got it but Whaley had their second goal of the game disallowed seconds after the pen.

A draw a fair result and sums up why i love this league. Lovely ground and brilliant game.

Tom


(If you want to know how I did this so soon after the game I got WAP up, logged in and with predictive text 'punched' up the report within 20 minutes of the final whistle whilst sat on a bench near the ground!!)


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Penrith v FC Brimington (4-1)
FA Vase
Entry £5
Prog £1
Crowd 94 h/c

A very comfortable win for Penrith. It was 3-0 at half time, but should have been more. The second half was fairly scrappy, and Brimington got the consolation they just about deserved near the end. Penrith overplayed a lot and there was far too much individual play.
Frenchfield Park is very different to Southend Road. It's all perfectly perfunctory, but somewhat lacking in character.



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GrahamN
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Sep 4, 2010, 5:35 PM

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Eton Manor 3-0 Southill Alexander
FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round
Entry £6
Programme £1
Crowd: 28 h/c

Sadly the news of Non-League day didn't seem to have reached this part of East London as there were only about 4 people in view when my Dad and I entered at around ten to 3, this only swelling when a few Manor die hards and players mates emerged as the game was kicking off.

Despite a rather even opening, where both teams tried to play a bit of football Manor gradually took the game by the scuff of the neck and once they got their noses in front around 15 minutes there only looked to be one winner. It might have been a different story if a curling Alexander effort from 25 yards out had found the net, but this was athletically tipped over by Daley in the Manor goal.

Alexander looked a bit outclassed at times as Manor (fairly) outmuscled them in midfield and created numerous half chances around the edge of the box. The second goal came shortly before half time, the visitors heads went down and that really was that.

Any hope of an unlikely comeback were extinguished just a minute into the second half as Manor scored a well taken goal from an acute angle to make it 3-0.

Berkhamsted away for the winners, so that's where I shall be in a couple of weeks.


jambo_fever
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Sep 4, 2010, 5:43 PM

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Southwest Peninsula League Division 1 West

Okehampton Argyle 2-3 Callington Town
(@ Simmons Park)

Admission: £2.50
Programme: With admission
Attendance: Awaiting official, 45 (h/c)
Food: Yorkie Bar - no hot food Pirate

Okehampton still await their first points in this league after going down to a Callington team who could be described as "physical". Referee didn't help as he lost control and a brawl was brewing and happened 10 mins from time. Amazingly a Callington player who headbutted an Okey player only received a yellow card!

I also see this ground is on the Easter Hop, what a cracking venue for those going who haven't been to Simmons Park. Especially if you stand opposite the dugouts.

A great day out, good game and for only £2.50. Shame about no hot food, but nevermind. Phil H should be proud of this league, it is becoming my favourite.



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Total Grounds visited: 176
Last new Ground: North Road - Brightlingsea Regent
Last match: Brightlingsea Regent 3-1 Bodmin Town (18/01/14 @ North Road)


noprogs
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Sep 4, 2010, 5:46 PM

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Stockton T 0 Redcar Athletic 1
Wearside League - Monkwearmouth Cup
Admission £1 No programme

When the winning goal is scored in the 89th minute by a player with dyed peroxide hair, and wearing fluorescent yellow boots, then you know the match was rubbish. If we've seen the winner of this competition, then anyone suggesting this is the best step 7 in the country is 'having a giraffe'.
This large flat pitch was a long way from the dressing rooms, and was a homage to upvc, with brand new post & rail fencing & all round hardstanding.
Over officious refereeing as well contributed to the lack of entertainment.


Dr Love
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Sep 4, 2010, 6:18 PM

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Penn & Tylers Green 1-2 Holyport
Hellenic East


Admission: £2 (or by programme)
Programme: £2 (with admission)
Tea: Available
Attendance: 64

Overflow carparking was needed here with both cricket and football taking place. There is a decent sized clubhouse situated between the two sports fields; a floodlit tennis court beside it too. The pitch used was the furthest from the clubhouse. It is railed on three sides and with dugouts, but that's it. A pleasant village setting.

Holyport started the brighter, but no goals came until the final 15 minutes as P&TG had more of the play. Both did hit the bar in the first half.

The linesman had flagged Holyport's first offside, but it was allowed after a short discussion with the ref. A second soon followed. P&TG pulled one back after the visiting keeper threw the ball into his own net under pressure. The Holyport #10 missed an excellent chance to make it 3-1.


philglossop
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Sep 4, 2010, 6:28 PM

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Hope Valley Amateur League - A Division

Holmesfield 3-3 Whaley Bridge Reserves

Adm/prog - no
Att: 35 h/c

One of the new venues in the Hope Valley League is the Cowley Lane home of Holmesfield. After a good start to the league and with knowledge it was a good ground I decided their encounter with Whaley Bridge Reserves was a better choice than Club AZ and off I went

Due to tourist traffic in the Hope Valley we were struggling to make kick off, a 30 min journey taking nearer 40. On arrival i saw players on the pitch but referee Alan Dunkley hadn't started the game. The ground was as expected good, an immaculate playing surface is partially roped off on 3 sides and a small stand sits on the far side. Its also a tree lined venue which gives that Hope Valley League feel.

The game was very Hope Valley like. Manic but with plenty of chances being created. On 21 the hosts took the lead, a deflected shot trickled in and Whaley started to fight back making inroads in the home sides defence. Holmesfield were awarded a penalty on 31, a trip being penalised. The winger who took it rolled it wide and it was to be fair embarrassing effort. The second goal came on 36, a looping header going in off the post.

Whaley clinched a vital goal back just before half time during a dominant spell, a double save by the keeper fell at 7s feet and he stabbed it in. I went to stand on the far side and Whaley equalised on 55. A beautiful effort from 20 yards hit the post and in. At two each Holmesfield were struggling and it looked as if whaley would take the game. However the hosts retook the lead on 76 from a corner.

The game's second penalty was awarded on 83 for a push and as that was swept in it was a full blooded push for the winner. Neither side got it but Whaley had their second goal of the game disallowed seconds after the pen.

A draw a fair result and sums up why i love this league. Lovely ground and brilliant game.

Tom


(If you want to know how I did this so soon after the game I got WAP up, logged in and with predictive text 'punched' up the report within 20 minutes of the final whistle whilst sat on a bench near the ground!!)



Nice report Tom, given my late Nan was born in Holmesfield back in 1919, out of interest what are the home colours of the club? It may sort out a family rumour if it's blue and white, red and white or plain blue! - will explain when I know!


DanBlazey
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Sep 4, 2010, 6:29 PM

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FA Vase Extra Preliminary Round: St Blazey 1-1 Dartmouth (3-2 aet)

Fiver in today.

Est attendance 110

Easily beating Dartmouth in the league just 2 weeks ago was actually not a good thing as we clearly thought this would be a stroll in the park. Our record of playing shockingly in FA Cup competitions continued but at least we live to fight another day.



Total grounds visited: 285
(New this season: 22)
Last new ground: AFC Bodmin (Dragon Leisure Centre), 15/03/2014
Games this season: 24
Duchy 2: AFC Bodmin 1-2 Holywell/Cubert Athletic, 15/03/2014


Ostrich
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Sep 4, 2010, 6:43 PM

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Evostik Northern Division 1 South
Romulus 0 Goole AFC 5
Admission £5 (Non-League Football Day), Programme £1, 2 black coffees @ 80p each
Attendance - 128

I was contemplating leaving this one to romulusfc to report ...... SlySlySly

What can one say? Well, to be charitable, Romulus fielded a weakened team due, I gather, to injuries and unavailabilities, and Goole's opener after 2 minutes - a beautiful 20 yard direct free kick from Barwick - followed a rather harsh decision by the referee, but apart from that, Roms were a pale shadow of the team that beat Rushall in the Cup last Tuesday. Midfield was shambolic, the defence went missing at crucial moments, and the team had no answer to Goole's impressive, powerful strike force, Powell and Allott.

Allott scored in the 16th and 30th minutes, put clean through the shaky defence on both occassions, the first with a neat chip, the second a well-placed low shot. Goole were looking as if they could score at will, Powell's 37th minute header from a corner making it 0-4 before half-time.

Substitutions at the interval helped steady the Roms defence somewhat but Lindley made it 0-5 in the 66th minute with a simple tap in following a corner. As Goole eased off (slightly!), the Roms forward line was given a chance to show itself, but proved just as inept as the first half defence, at least two very easy chances missed from close range. Mind you, at the other end, Jackson hit the bar with the Roms keeper on the floor, and it could easily have been 0-6 or 0-7 .......

Not one the Romulus faithful will want to remember - but I did get something out of the match - a decent chat with today's guest and Brummie legend Baz Austin, a real gentleman.


oceanborn
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Sep 4, 2010, 6:43 PM

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Sheffield County Senior League
Athersley Recreation 2 Millmoor Juniors 1

Address: Rear of 125 Ollerton Road, Athersley North

Programme: Not today but got the impression that they might issue in the future.
Food: Yes (including Spam)

Initially I set off as there where two games scheduled this afternoon at the venue which has two barriered pitches and I was geared up to watch the reserves. Imagine my joy when I saw the three officials warming on the the pitch which I had come to conquer. About three years ago I did the pitch in front and slightly to the right of the portakabins. The first team are now playing on the pitch to the left where floodlights have been erected. Work is in place with the building of brick dugouts and there are plans this season to erect a small stand.

Superb fry-up catering with a long list of sandwiches comprising combinations including bacon, sausages, egg and tomatoes and even one including Spam.

Given that the girl serving was only about 14, I refrained from asking if she had any sandwiches without Spam as I considered the odds of her replying with 'Well, we have sausage, sausage, spam and sausage - that hasn't got much spam in it' to be highly unlikely.

Day rounded off nicely by PVFC winning 2-0 at Bradford and listening to Dream Theater in the car.


chef66
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Sep 4, 2010, 6:45 PM

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Maidenhead 0 Bromley 2
Blue Square South
Admission £5 (half price with a Prem/Champs season ticket)
Programme £1

A decent game saw Bromley chalk up their 7th straight league win against spirited opposition. After a good first 15mins or so from Bromley, Maidenhead responded and more than matched Bromley for the rest of the first half although chances were limited. Bromley upped their game in the second half and it wasn't until Bromley got their second that Maidenhead had a further throw of the dice without any joy. Crowd seemed somewhere in the region of 350-400 I would guess.

Entry was half price with Prem/League season ticket so was glad to take up that offer. The bloke in front of me flashed his West Ham season ticket so the iniaitive certainly added 2 to the gate!!


Ashtree RockBee
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Sep 4, 2010, 6:49 PM

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Team(s): Ashford Town (Middlesex), Bognor Regis Town, Brentford

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Sandridge Rovers 3 Wormley Rovers 3
Hertfordshire Senior County League, Premier Division
Admission free, one-sheet foldover programme free but I gave the club £2 for mine
Pint of mild £2.30, packet of ox flavour crisps 60p
Attendance 18

I finally got this hop under my belt after turning up for an abandoned match last season, and picked a belter of a match for my revisit. On arriving, I was recognised immediately by Sandridge chairman / barman / gopher Nigel Rump, a real character - it's worth getting to the ground early just to have a chat with him.

The ground at Sandridge (apparently, the proper pronunciation is Sarn-dridge) is tucked away just off the village high steet. The team share with the local cricket side, so the ground has rails on the three boundary sides and benches sporadically placed behind both ends. The clubhouse, car park and a childrens' playground - useful for dads who want to watch the game - are down the high street side. There is cover of sorts, a clubhouse overhang five yards behind the barrier which gives cover for 30 spectators comfortably, but the view's obscured by the dugouts. The fields and stiles surrounding the other three sides give the ground a very rural setting - if you don't hear the accents you can imagine you're somewhere like Norfolk instead.

Sandridge scored first through a 12th minute penalty which even home manager Kevin Barton told the away bench was very harsh, a whipped-in cross leading to a tenuous 'ball to hand'. Terry Chambers slotted the ball into the corner, meaning I'd seen four consecutive goals from the penalty spot on my travels this week.

Wormley were the better team in the first half, keeping Sandridge pegged back for long periods and looking accomplished going forward, and they don't appear to score tap-ins. They equalised in the 28th minute when a headed clearance was met on the volley 30 yards out by Rob Syrett, his rocket giving debutant home keeper Kyri Ayed no chance.

If either team was going to go 3-1 ahead you would have thought it to be Wormley, but instead Sandridge managed it. Three minutes after the break, Chris Wickens was put through and, although his shot was blocked by away keeper Simon Dent, Wickens got the rebound and squared it for Tim Hathaway to tuck home.

In the 65th minute, a left wing diagonal cross was met by Wickens, who headed it accurately into the opposite corner from ten yards out. Wormley manager Brian Lock was incensed that Wormley didn't get a free kick for a foul earlier in the build-up (he did have a case) and was sent from the dugout by the ref for vehemently arguing - Lock then stood six feet away behind the barrier which was deemed okay.

Although Sandridge kept the visitors' defence busy in the second half and attacked at every opportunity, Wormley never gave up and got back into the game with another lovely goal in the 76th minute, a right wing cross / square ball was met full on the volley by sub Tom Welch 25 yards out and it arrowed into the corner.

At this point, with both teams going all out for attack you just knew there would be at least one more goal and it was deserved for sheer perseverance. In the 84th minute, defender Lee Bone galloped to retrieve an overhit right wing cross and somehow got it, then played a neat one-two with Michael Fantis and calmly slotted the ball home.

There was still enough time for either team to win it and for Hathaway to ruin his day by being sent off in stoppage time for a second yellow for dissent. The game would have finished 5-5 but for some assured keeping at both ends. The result was a little hard for Wormley to take but, on this performance, both teams should do well this season.


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Chapeltom
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Sep 4, 2010, 6:53 PM

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Hope Valley Amateur League - A Division

Holmesfield 3-3 Whaley Bridge Reserves

Adm/prog - no
Att: 35 h/c

One of the new venues in the Hope Valley League is the Cowley Lane home of Holmesfield. After a good start to the league and with knowledge it was a good ground I decided their encounter with Whaley Bridge Reserves was a better choice than Club AZ and off I went

Due to tourist traffic in the Hope Valley we were struggling to make kick off, a 30 min journey taking nearer 40. On arrival i saw players on the pitch but referee Alan Dunkley hadn't started the game. The ground was as expected good, an immaculate playing surface is partially roped off on 3 sides and a small stand sits on the far side. Its also a tree lined venue which gives that Hope Valley League feel.

The game was very Hope Valley like. Manic but with plenty of chances being created. On 21 the hosts took the lead, a deflected shot trickled in and Whaley started to fight back making inroads in the home sides defence. Holmesfield were awarded a penalty on 31, a trip being penalised. The winger who took it rolled it wide and it was to be fair embarrassing effort. The second goal came on 36, a looping header going in off the post.

Whaley clinched a vital goal back just before half time during a dominant spell, a double save by the keeper fell at 7s feet and he stabbed it in. I went to stand on the far side and Whaley equalised on 55. A beautiful effort from 20 yards hit the post and in. At two each Holmesfield were struggling and it looked as if whaley would take the game. However the hosts retook the lead on 76 from a corner.

The game's second penalty was awarded on 83 for a push and as that was swept in it was a full blooded push for the winner. Neither side got it but Whaley had their second goal of the game disallowed seconds after the pen.

A draw a fair result and sums up why i love this league. Lovely ground and brilliant game.

Tom


(If you want to know how I did this so soon after the game I got WAP up, logged in and with predictive text 'punched' up the report within 20 minutes of the final whistle whilst sat on a bench near the ground!!)



Nice report Tom, given my late Nan was born in Holmesfield back in 1919, out of interest what are the home colours of the club? It may sort out a family rumour if it's blue and white, red and white or plain blue! - will explain when I know!


Navy blue shirts, white shorts and red socks


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zebedee
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Sep 4, 2010, 6:57 PM

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Todmorden Borough 2-0 Collegiate Old Boys (Lancashire Amateur Shield 1)

This match may be of interest to those who worry about shifting county boundaries, given that this first round match in the Lancashire Amateur Shield took place in West Yorkshire and had visitors from Merseyside! Todmorden play at the Bellholme Sports Ground which is just south of Walsden, a village that is itself to the south of Todmorden town. The sports ground consists of two football pitches, with a car park and club house between, which occupy about the only large area of flat land in this part of the narrow Walsden valley. The Rochdale Canal runs along one side of the ground with the Rochdale-Todmorden road running along the other side. One of the two pitches has no fixtures other than goal posts and was being used by both teams for warming up when I arrived. The match took place on the other pitch which has dugouts for the two management teams and a metal barrier around about quarter of the pitch.

I had expected Collegiate to be the better side today, given that they play one level higher than Todmorden (Liverpool 1 v West Lancashire 2) and in the first ten minutes or so it looked like I was justified in this prediction. However Todmorden held on and started to get their passing sorted out and about half way through the first half they took the lead. A second goal, resulting from a chip from the edge of the penalty box, went in just before half time. The second half didn't see either team threaten much and the game could probably have done with Collegiate pulling at least one goal back. However they never really came close and if any one was to score another it would probably have been Todmorden. As it was the final score remained 2-0 to the hosts and they get another home tie in round two, a winnable tie against either Longridge or Askam. However the third round is the furthest that Todmorden can reasonably aspire to as that is likely to give them a trip to the holders (and West Lancashire League champions) Blackpool Wren Rovers.


totallyuntamed
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Sep 4, 2010, 7:09 PM

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Location: Coventry
Team(s): Solihull Moors

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FA VASE FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND ASCOT UNITED v STAINES LAMMAS ADMISSION £5 PROGRAMME £1 RESULT 3-0 ATTENDANCE 197

A charming location on the edge of Ascot racecourse with the straight mile behind one goal and trees on the other three sides - I would imagine they are unable to play when there is a race meeting. Today was a big game for the home club with their clubhouse being opened this morning and both teams playing in their first ever Vase game. A concrete path runs around the ground on three sides with the clubhouse providing covered standing in front of it and a new stand to its right containing 112 seats in five rows of yellow and blue. The clubhouse was a most attractive building and will help this go ahead club a great deal, although sadly it did not offer real ale. Refreshments both hot and cold were available from a hatch at the front of the clubhouse although on this occasion I did not partake.
On the pitch this was a very tight game with two goals in the 90th and 91st minute giving Ascot a flattering margin of victory. A few minutes earlier Lammas had hit the inside of the post and seen the ball bounce clear. There was also a very good crowd which I would think must be one of the biggest of the round.

Ground number 1600



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Steelback
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Sep 4, 2010, 7:10 PM

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Team(s): Northamptonshire Steelbacks : Peterborough United : San Francisco 49ers

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FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round
Cheltenham Saracens 1 Hallen 2
att 43
Admission just £2 including a 20 page programme with a smattering of colour throughout.

Unnecessarily niggly game won by a late penalty, result probably about right as Hallen were marginally the better team.

Hellenic League Division One West completed & only South Kilburn to go to finish the league.



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YT
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Sep 4, 2010, 7:21 PM

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Raynes Park Vale 3 Westfield

FA Vase

Ground is only a 5-10 minute stroll from Raynes Park station. This slightly run down ground was forgiven due to the huge playing field next to it which had 9 different games going on. Thoroughly enjoyed my time watching those before entering the ground.
Raynes Park were the better side & won comfortably despite a spirited Westfield performance.



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osborne
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Sep 4, 2010, 7:36 PM

Posts: 1090
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Team(s): Arnold Town/ Loughborough Dynamo

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Chadderton 1 Holker OB 2 FA Vase
Admission £5/£2.50
Programme £1
Tea 80p- in a mug.
h/c 59-
after counting 29 at Holyport and the official attendance listed at over 100, I always count the crowd after 15 minutes, and that's what I put down in my records.

I've made the North West Counties league a priority this year as I'm close to completion, hence I was at Chadderton v Holker, not the most exciting of fixture. I was pleased with Chadderton's ground, neat and tidy despite the vandalism this club suffers. I'm surprised no developers haven't eyed up the land at the back of the ground, you could fit quite a few houses in here. The match was a tight affair as the league table suggested it would be. The home team had most of the play but a defensive error on 27 minutes saw Holker score the first goal. The second half was dominated by the home team, but again they never really threatened the Holker goal. Towards the end of the gane Chadderton were reduced to 10 men. A horror late tackle on the home number 5 saw him kick the offending player. Remarkably the Holker player was only booked, but unsurprisingly the Chadderton player was sent off. The home manager finally made a triple substitution and frustratingly all three players that came on were better than the ones replaced. Now Chadderton had a cutting edge. The superb Chris Pauley ( the home number 3) made a fantastic run half the length of the pitch and was tripped just as he was about to pull the trigger. Everyone expected the whistle to blow for a penalty, but the ref just let the game continue. He obviously didn't want extra time! While the home players stood dumbfounded, Holker went up the other end and scored. There was still time for Chadderton to pull back a goal on 89 minutes and they nearly equalised in the last minute of injury time as I headed for the car. This was a decent match and only 2 grounds now to complete the league, including Holker.


villahopper
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Sep 4, 2010, 7:54 PM

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Ellesmere Rangers 2-0 Kirby Muxloe
FA Vase 1st Qual Round
£5 in £1 Prog £1.30 Meat and Potato (allegedly) Pie
Att 70

First 30 mins were a bit of a non event but when Ellesmere took the lead with pretty much the first shot on target the game picked up.
Ellesmere had the best of the first half but Kirby were much the better in the second half (and probably shaded the game overall)
Ellesmere snatched the crucial 2nd goal with 15 or so remaining when a forward ran on to a through ball and calmly slotted it past the keeper.
A tad harsh on Kirby but if they had spent as much effort on scoring as they did on on moaning at the Ref they might have got something out of the game
Tidy little ground, bit bland, but OK for this level


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Wessex League

Bournemouth 2-2 Fareham Town
Admission: £5
Programmes : £1
Att: Official Attendance not on Wessex Results email but head count 75
Tea: 60p

A bizarre beginning, intriguing middle and poor 2nd half. - Not sure what Vic Parker made of it?

Bournemouth took the lead on 90 seconds with a lob from wide on the right.

On 10 minutes the referee gave the first of 2 extremely soft penalties in the space of 3 minutes when a Bournemouth free kick was floated into the box and with players from both sides jumping to head the ball the referee blew his whistle and pointed to the spot and everyone stood wondering what was going on including the home players. The penalty just about went in.

2 minutes later and it was soft penalty each when a Fareham player's surging run took him into the box and with his run ended with the ball cleared out for a throw in by a defender the referee blew for a penalty for a tug on the shirt which was coolly dispatched.

22 minutes and it was all square a free kick into the 6 yard box headed home by the target of boo boys last week at Bitton Nathan Kirby.

The rest of the half saw half chances at both ends, the best of which saw Fareham almost gain an unlikely lead when a weak backpass was cleared by the keeper it cannoned off our forward who had no time to react and the ball went inches wide of the far post.

The 2nd half saw both defences and midfields cancel each other out although Poppies will be kicking themselves for missing a golden opportunity late on heading over the bar from underneath it.

A good point away from home at a ground we rarely do well at.




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Sep 4, 2010, 8:03 PM

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Southern League Premier Division
Cambridge City 3 Stourbridge 0

Admission £10 programme £2 (decent but overpriced)

And to cement City's reputation as rip-off merchants they've now started charging on the car park.

My 4th (and probably final) visit to Milton Road and every one has been a home win.

An even first half which could have gone either way. City took control in the second half and probably deserved the win but 3-0 was somewhat flattering.

Both sides had a penalty saved.

Bit worrying for Stour in that that's 3 games without a goal.

I'm not normally one to criticise officials, but today's referee was utterly atrocious. (That's not why we lost, so no excuses).



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SOUTHERN LEAGUE CENTRAL
Leighton Town 1-1 Burnham Attendance 116

What's going on? After the appearance of PIES on Wednesday, we've now taken to playing music before the game starts (though thankfully not at half time) and are desperately trying to shift stocks of fleeces, polo shirts, sweatshirts and replica shirts.

I felt so sorry for us, that I placed an order for two sweatshirtsCool



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CollierRow96
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Sep 4, 2010, 8:11 PM

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2:15pm - Essex Olympian League Senior Cup 1st Road - Warners Bridge Park - att about 40 - programme 16 pages 50p (gave a £1)

Old Southendian 3 Rayleigh Town 4

Division 3 versus premier division and you honestly couldn't tell which was which. The ground is basically two pitches end-to-end with a small car park and no facilities on site. The changing rooms are at Southend Rugby Club next door and a warning about parking, is that if the National League rugby team are at home - like today against Richmond - then parking can get very limited.

As it is a basic open field this is one to do in the better weather as there is no cover or hard standing. This leaves just Maldon St Mary's and Castle United for me to complete the four divisions and as they both play on 3G pitches, I think they can safely be saved for when it gets cold and soggy.

A cracking game today with six of the seven goals coming in the 20 minute period immediately after half time. Relieved that it didn't go to extra time etc, as Mrs CR96 was not happy at the lack of facilities. Although the bar at the rugby club was excellent and I snaffled a free glossy programme from there too (£1.50 inc postage if anyone want's it - PM me address etc).

My first new tick since 15th July and I am delighted to be back out and about (and to still be alive of course).



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Steveb
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Sep 4, 2010, 8:20 PM

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11am
Football League Youth Alliance, North West Conference
Morecambe U18 3 Carlisle United U18 3 (att 54 h/c)
Morecambe play in the grounds of the Lancaster and Morecambe College. Not on the pitch facing you as you drive in, that's home to College FC in the North Lancs League, but on a well-maintained pitch away to the left and beyond some college buildings. The pitch runs lengthways from the entrance, with a sign directing spectators to the right-hand side of the pitch, which was roped off.

I wasn't expecting much from this game, but it turned out to be great entertainment. Morecambe had a goalkeeping howler to thank for their 12th minute lead, but it was fine volley that put them 2-0 ahead just two minutes later. Carlisle scored two quick goals close to half time to level. The visitors were on top for most of the second half, deservedly went ahead, but failied to capitalise on other chances they created and paid the penalty when Morecambe scored to snatch a point in the closing moments.

2pm
Lancashire Amateur Shield, 1st Round
Furness Rovers 1 Charnock Richard 4 (att 60 h/c - including a large contingent from Charnock Richard)
In contrast to the morning's entertainment, this was a big disappointment. I expected a comfortable away win, and that's what we got, but I'd liked to have seen some better football that I'm sure Charnock Richard are capable of. They started well enough, going a goal up after 11 minutes. The contest was over 10 minutes later, a handball on the goal-line resulting in a red card for Furness Rovers and a converted penalty for 2-0. From then on the visitors totally dominated posession, but created very few chances. To be fair to Furness they defended well, but all to often Charnock were undone by too many short passes and flicks when a more direct approach would have been better (and more entertaining). Sloppy play by the visitors gave Furness a goal back midway through the second half, but within two minutes Charnock scored a third, showing what they could do if the put their minds to it. The fourth goal, from a defensive error, came in stoppage time.

Furness Rovers' ground was better than I'd expected. It's tightly hemmed in right next to Barrow AFC's Holker Street Stadium. The entrance is in a corner, next to the changing rooms, with the pitch running lengthways. The right hand side is railed off, with a small amount of cover and dugouts. On the opposite site a chain, between wooden posts, keeps spectators off the pitch.




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Sep 4, 2010, 8:21 PM

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East of Scotland League - Premier Division
Selkirk 6-0 Preston Athletic
Attendance: approx 50
Admission: £3
Programme: 50p

With my own club having a day off this was a rare Saturday chance for me to visit somewhere new. It was a straight choice between this one and Hawick v Vale of Leithen a few miles further down the road. If my choice sounds like a non-contest, it's worth considering that Vale of Leithen triumphed 10-0 at Hawick!
In actual fact the game wasn't quite as one-sided as the scoreline might suggest. Selkirk led 4-0 at half time, but in terms of possession the game was actually fairly level. The different was some very poor defending on the part of the visitors.
Selkirk certainly looked sharp, though, and after the break they cruised on through to a very good win. Preston huffed and puffed but lacked the cutting edge to put a dent in the lead build up by the Soutars.
The chat from some of the locals is that Selkirk have been surprisingly impressive recently, and they'll need to continue their good form if they are going to survive the tough draw they got in the Scottish Cup first round - East Region junior champions Bo'ness United at home.

Yarrow Park is situated at Philiphaugh, next to the rugby ground and cricket club a short walk downhill from the town centre in Selkirk. There's no cover, not that that was an issue on a lovely day like today, but there is a pavilion with bar and a window selling hot food and drinks. The pies come recommended at £1 Wink
The egg chasers were at home today in the top division of Scottish club league against Edinburgh side Watsonians. The game was still ongoing as I wandered back for the bus to Edinburgh. The attendance at that match was at least ten times that of the football club, an indication of how hard it is for round ball sides in the this part of the world.
The rugby ground looked good with a small stand and some hard standing on one side and grass banking around the other three.



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LondonBuck
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Sep 4, 2010, 8:24 PM

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THE DENPLAN STADIUM
WINCHESTER CITY 1 Holmesdale 0
FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round
Admission £5
Prog £1.50

A pleasant venue and some soothing music adding a little atmosphere, made me realise how rare it is becoming to actually hear any music at this level Crazy
Reasonable clubhouse, separate building for the Tea Bar and another for the club shop ShockedTongue A good rummage through some progs all at 20p each Smile One of the Arena stands set quite a way back from the pitch and another small cover behind the goal, with plenty of room for expansion. The ground does have a sort of thrown together look, but in a good way.
An enjoyable game with some good football played by Winchester who always looked the likely winners despite the scoreline.
Another plus was the convenient location, an easy 10-15min walk from both the City or Railway Station Smile



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Cambridge University Press 4 Halstead Town 0
The Cass Centre
Entrance £4, programme £1
Attendance: 75

A good match for CUP's first home game in the ECL. Looked fairly even until CUP went 1-0 up, but they dominated after that.

The ground is fairly basic; railed off on one side and half of one end - the side shared with the cricket pitch was roped off and the other side had temporary metal barriers. There is only hardstanding along 2/3 of the side with the dugouts, although apparently there are plans for a seated stand behind one of the goals. I assume it can't go on the side with the dugouts because it is tree-lined. Nevertheless, the club was very welcoming - the programme was in full colour (probably helped by their parent company) and there were plenty of officials around. The CASS centre bar was excellent, although a shame they didn't seem to have any hot food.


PhilT
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Sep 4, 2010, 8:43 PM

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Wootton Blue Cross 0 - 4 Bourne Town
UCL Div 1
Admission £4
No programme (due to illness - they usually issue)

Three years almost to the day since my (and Bourne's probably) last vist to this pleasant tree-lined ground.

Bourne took the lead after half an hour, and deserved their 0-1 half time lead.
After the break, the home defence were very generous, gifting Bourne their second & fourth goals, and going AWOL for the third.

A comfortable victory for the Wakes, who could be candidates for the goal hog thread, with 24 goals being scored in their 4 league matches so far.


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Sep 4, 2010, 8:46 PM

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Todmorden Borough 2-0 Collegiate Old Boys (Lancashire Amateur Shield 1)

This match may be of interest to those who worry about shifting county boundaries, given that this first round match in the Lancashire Amateur Shield took place in West Yorkshire and had visitors from Merseyside! Todmorden play at the Bellholme Sports Ground which is just south of Walsden, a village that is itself to the south of Todmorden town. The sports ground consists of two football pitches, with a car park and club house between, which occupy about the only large area of flat land in this part of the narrow Walsden valley. The Rochdale Canal runs along one side of the ground with the Rochdale-Todmorden road running along the other side. One of the two pitches has no fixtures other than goal posts and was being used by both teams for warming up when I arrived. The match took place on the other pitch which has dugouts for the two management teams and a metal barrier around about quarter of the pitch.

I had expected Collegiate to be the better side today, given that they play one level higher than Todmorden (Liverpool 1 v West Lancashire 2) and in the first ten minutes or so it looked like I was justified in this prediction. However Todmorden held on and started to get their passing sorted out and about half way through the first half they took the lead. A second goal, resulting from a chip from the edge of the penalty box, went in just before half time. The second half didn't see either team threaten much and the game could probably have done with Collegiate pulling at least one goal back. However they never really came close and if any one was to score another it would probably have been Todmorden. As it was the final score remained 2-0 to the hosts and they get another home tie in round two, a winnable tie against either Longridge or Askam. However the third round is the furthest that Todmorden can reasonably aspire to as that is likely to give them a trip to the holders (and West Lancashire League champions) Blackpool Wren Rovers.



Was the Burger Man there with his trusty Burger Trailer in the off-road parking area? A nice setting for a burger indeed.


Tim
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Sep 4, 2010, 8:52 PM

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Bibury 10 Stratton United 1 (Cirencester League Division 1) Att: 11 (h/c)

After an enjoyable trip to CHQ United in the Faringdon Thursday Cup, I fancied a league game in this area. I chose Bibury because they've played at a higher level in the recent past and I thought they might have a decent ground. Aldsworth Road is very good - railed off on one side, with some cover in front of the clubhouse, and in the obligatory superb Cotswold setting.

The home team were awesome. Four up at half time, they coasted to victory over a fairly decent Stratton side aand scored from very high quality goals. Stratton's goal, also from a good move, came at 5-0. I felt I was watching football at around Step 6 or 7, not Step 10. Bibury have a number of splendid young players and will surely be there or thereabouts at the end of the season. I hope to watch them again soon and they are easily the best team I've ever seen at this level.

Perfect weather added to the enjoyment of my first Cirencester League experience. There will be more.


grumpydwarf
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Sep 4, 2010, 8:52 PM

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GROUND NUMBER 9-NORTH WEST COUNTIES PREMIER

RUNCORN LINNETS 1 NEW MILLS 4 Attendance-427 Admission-£5 (no concessions for me today) Programme-£1.50

A TRIP IN THE TARDIS!! Designated driver Zuludave chose this game and a good choice it was too. After a pleasant pitstop at the Helter Skelter in Frodsham, myself, Villan and ZD arrived at the ground just before kick-off. This proved to be a neat, tidy but rather functional set-up 4 miles out of Runcorn, close to the M56. The game was keenly contested but the away side, 5 wins out of 5, always showed greater quality, epitomised by their number 9 Leon Grandison who scored a hatrick including one of the best goals I will see this season. It was good to chat to a couple of hoppers from down saaarf who filled me in on the goings-on at the Mid Wales Hop. Fortunately no smurfs or Michelle`s in evidence today. Reference the Tardis; Dave`s car showed the date 23/02/00 and the time was 12 hours and 8 minutes out; his satnav showed the time six minutes earlier than it was; nevertheless a good day out in good company.


andysanktpauli
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Sep 4, 2010, 8:55 PM

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Codicote 1 Hanworth Villa 4
FA Vase
Adm £4
Prog £1
att 60est.

A cracking Vase tie at the Gosling sports ground, for an athletics venue it's
pretty good if a little run-down,but the addition of the velodrome track outside
the lands added a bit to the place.

The views are great for this type of venue and there was an upstairs bar
where the Hanworth faithful were.

Villa started very strongly and were 1 up after just 2 mins, this was to become 2
after 19mins as they looked like scoring a hatful against a pretty poor Cod rearguard.

On 23,Cod pulled one back after the Hanworth 'keeper pulled off a blinding save but
was really unlucky as the ball dropped over him into the net.

34 mins a pen made it 3-1 and they sealed the win with a volleyed shot just before the
break.

Second half sadly didn't live up to the first but Villa really should have scored at least
another 4 or 5.



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Sep 4, 2010, 8:55 PM

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In Reply To
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This match may be of interest to those who worry about shifting county boundaries, given that this first round match in the Lancashire Amateur Shield took place in West Yorkshire and had visitors from Merseyside! Todmorden play at the Bellholme Sports Ground which is just south of Walsden, a village that is itself to the south of Todmorden town. The sports ground consists of two football pitches, with a car park and club house between, which occupy about the only large area of flat land in this part of the narrow Walsden valley. The Rochdale Canal runs along one side of the ground with the Rochdale-Todmorden road running along the other side. One of the two pitches has no fixtures other than goal posts and was being used by both teams for warming up when I arrived. The match took place on the other pitch which has dugouts for the two management teams and a metal barrier around about quarter of the pitch.

I had expected Collegiate to be the better side today, given that they play one level higher than Todmorden (Liverpool 1 v West Lancashire 2) and in the first ten minutes or so it looked like I was justified in this prediction. However Todmorden held on and started to get their passing sorted out and about half way through the first half they took the lead. A second goal, resulting from a chip from the edge of the penalty box, went in just before half time. The second half didn't see either team threaten much and the game could probably have done with Collegiate pulling at least one goal back. However they never really came close and if any one was to score another it would probably have been Todmorden. As it was the final score remained 2-0 to the hosts and they get another home tie in round two, a winnable tie against either Longridge or Askam. However the third round is the furthest that Todmorden can reasonably aspire to as that is likely to give them a trip to the holders (and West Lancashire League champions) Blackpool Wren Rovers.



Was the Burger Man there with his trusty Burger Trailer in the off-road parking area? A nice setting for a burger indeed.


He was there until about half way through the second half - presumably trade drops off after about 3ish.


gcnc
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Sep 4, 2010, 9:00 PM

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Welsh Premier
Carmarthen Town 0 Bangor City 1
Admission £6 Programme (52 pages) £1.50 Attendance 352

The visitors just about retained their one hundred percent record, and their lead at the top of the table, thanks to a goal from the penalty spot two minutes after half time. In truth this was a game which only came to life in patches, and will not live long in the memory.
For those who haven’t been there, Carmarthen’s Richmond Park is only separated from the centre of the town by a large car park, and only a quarter of an hour’s walk from the railway station, so whichever way you travel, it is very easy to get there. It’s main feature, and only section of cover, is a fine 1000-seat grandstand which spans two-thirds of the one side of the ground. The rows of seats seemed closer together than in most grounds, so there isn’t much legroom. Behind the one goal is a club shop, and a refreshment bar selling a good range of hot food. The remainder of the ground is surrounded by open hardstanding.
The programme has an attractive glossy cover, but flatters to deceive. Over three quarters of its pages are entirely adverts, and what articles it has are produced in English and Welsh, which cuts down the content even more.
An enjoyable day out though, enhanced by the delightful coastline scenery on the rail trip from Llanelli into Carmarthen.


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Sep 4, 2010, 9:00 PM

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Evo-Stik Premier Division
Mickleover Sports 2-3 FC Halifax Town

Admission £4 students, Programme £1.50. Attendance 676

An exciting day for the newly promoted side with a big away support promised. Arrived early and got practically the last seats left in the main stand. It was a lovely day for football on a superb playing surface. The police had turned up, mostly marshalling cars out of the car park but they weren't needed - the behaviour of all supporters was superb. I had rather expected, in my cynical mind, for the visiting fans to be all high and mighty and moaning about the facilities etc, but they were brilliant and the few I spoke to were genuine enthusiastic and knowledgable fans. Mickleover had laid on an extra catering van for the visiting fans and had opened a second turnstile to ease congestion. The Halifax travelling contingent boosted the gate to 676.

Halifax started the game brightly and scored two goals inside the first 30 minutes and looked set for a comfortable victory. However as soon as the hosts went 2-0 down, they sprung into action and started playing some good football and pulled a goal back after some great build-up play and went into the break with renewed hope; after surviving a few scares including Halifax hitting the post in first half stoppage time. Beside me sat two or three Halifax fans feverishly tapping on laptops to keep the fans at home up to date. Won 3rd prize on the raffle too which was a bonus!

The second half started very scrappily with a few bookings and with little football of note being played. Halifax resorted to route one football to restore their two goal cushion but again, once Mickleover had fallen two goals behind again, they started playing some great passing football again and perhaps deservedly pulled a goal back from the penalty spot with ten minutes to go. However despite some nervy moments for the visiting back line, Halifax hung on for a deserved victory.

On this evidence Mickleover won't struggle to score goals this season - they are 2nd top scorers in the league despite being third bottom - but will leak goals constantly unless they shore up their back line. The pacy Halifax front line were too much for them to handle at times and perhaps it needs an experienced head to secure them safety - which I hope will be achieved long before the end of the season!

All in all, a really enjoyable day out, and I will be back soon.


Mlac
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Sep 4, 2010, 9:04 PM

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Heanor Town 5-1 Graham St Prims --- EMCL

Scoreline is a bit flattering, but overall, a good game on a fine September afternoon.....

Admission £5
Programme £1

Attendance 82

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rambler77
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Sep 4, 2010, 9:05 PM

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Winterbourne United 4-1 Clanfield
Hellenic League Division 1 West

Admission (inc prog): £3
Attendance: between 40 and 50

Pre-arranged date to visit a friend in Cheltenham with original plan being Cheltenham Sarries, but with having found out that Winterbourne are moving (along with Roman Glass St George) to Oaklands Park, Almondsbury next season took the opportunity to get the ground in. I expected it to be basic but not this basic - no hard standing, no cover with a permanent rail on three sides and rope on the cricket side. This reminds of some of the grounds in the lower division of the Leics Senior league which is step 8.

Game wasn't bad with the visitors (who were unbeaten prior to this in the league) having the better of the opening exchanges and it was no surprise they took the lead on 20 minutes. Winterbourne then got into the game and equalised before half time. The second half saw the home side play the better football and took the lead on 64 minutes when their "pocket rocket" Ashley Knight saw the Clanfield goalkeeper off his line and lobbed him from fully 40 yards. Two mins later and he made it 3-1 with a shot from outside the area that took a slight deflection that wrong footed the keeper. A fourth was added fifteen minutes from time through Brian Dowdell.



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paulh66
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Sep 4, 2010, 9:06 PM

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FA Vase 1Q
Huntingdon Town 2-1 (aet) Mildenhall Town
Att: 78 (rough h/c)
Admission: £4 (including programme)

Something of an upset this, especially as step 6 Huntingdon were down to 10 men before half-time against their step 5 opponents. At that stage Mildenhall were the better team and, having equalised from the penalty spot, it looked as though they would go on to win comfortably. But, despite dominating territorially, they were woefully short on quality and the home side dug in to force extra time.

Out of nothing, Huntingdon took the lead early in the 2nd period of extra time and the goal celebrations clearly showed how much it meant to them. Mildenhall were then given another penalty which the rather extremely portly home keeper saved well. It was backs to the wall for the last few minutes but, for sheer effort and will to win, the home side deservedly held out to make progress in the FA Vase for the first time in 6 attempts.

Jubilee Park is well away from the town on the road to Kings Rapton and is surrounded entirely by fields. It has ample parking and a very impressive new changing room/social club complex behind the nearside goal but little else. There is one small area of covered accom (no seats) by the half way line and the rest of the ground is just hard-standing, though there is a concrete base laid for what will presumably be a seated stand.


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Caernarfon Wanderers 0-2 Llandyrnog United
Welsh Alliance Div.2
Free admission, progs a quid
Att: 20 (h/c), 40 (league website)

Wanderers have come a long way in a short time. Only formed 3 years ago they've charged through the Caernarfon & District League and the Gwynedd League, and now find themselves in the new 2nd division of the WA. They are now only one division below their once-illustrious neighbours (Town), and looking at the league tables it's not inconceivable that they could be playing each other next season.

The ground is accessed from Ffordd Coed Marion, where the entrance leads into a car park beside a couple of large metal storage units that have been converted into changing rooms and a tea bar. The pitch is fully railed off, but with no covered accommodation or hard standing. The views from the near side are of rolling fields with Snowdonia in the distance. From the far side you are facing a pebble-dashed housing estate. Everyone stood on the near side...

The game was fiercely-contested, but the visitors always had the upper hand in terms of organisation and all-round quality. Goals on 6 & 54mins took the points. Wanderers' rise through the leagues may be about to hit the buffers.

A word of warning to anyone thinking of heading over this way in the near future. There is a horrendous set of roadworks on the A55 near St. Asaph - it took me 40mins to travel 3 miles. They'll be there until the end of October, apparently, so either find an alternative route or allow plenty of extra time for the journey.


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ZSL Premier
HALESOWEN TOWN 1 HEMEL TOWN 6
Entry £10.00 (whoa)
prog £2.00
Crowd £324

I finally decided that redundancy be damned i wasn't going to sit at home and stew, so i lept into a shared car and made the trip.
I wont rub it in for any reading Yeltz fans, but Halesowen were as bad as Hemel were good.
The Tudors were four up inside the first twenty six minutes and that about sums up the home sides defending all game.
Stefan Bloody Moore scored a sweet turn and drive shortly after to make it a little interesting before half time, but the second half saw Hemel hit on the break whilst soaking up easily any home attacks, and scored two more in the last 20 minutes.
It could have been a whole lost worse but for some dodgy finishing and a couple of good stops by home keeper Dean Coleman.
Happy trip home.


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Codicote 1 Hanworth Villa 4
FA Vase
Adm £4
Prog £1
att 60est.

A cracking Vase tie at the Gosling sports ground, for an athletics venue it's
pretty good if a little run-down,but the addition of the velodrome track outside
the lands added a bit to the place.

The views are great for this type of venue and there was an upstairs bar
where the Hanworth faithful were.

Villa started very strongly and were 1 up after just 2 mins, this was to become 2
after 19mins as they looked like scoring a hatful against a pretty poor Cod rearguard.

On 23,Cod pulled one back after the Hanworth 'keeper pulled off a blinding save but
was really unlucky as the ball dropped over him into the net.

34 mins a pen made it 3-1 and they sealed the win with a volleyed shot just before the
break.

Second half sadly didn't live up to the first but Villa really should have scored at least
another 4 or 5.

I agree, the second half sadly didn't live up to the first and ended up very scrappy towards the end.
This is the most fascinating ground i've been to for years. Looking up at that elevated Terrace Bar from the dugout for 90 minutes is probably more impressive that actually watching the game from up there. A fabulous structure that should (if it isn't already) be listed.
I had a good look around the ground after the match while the Hanworth faithful were still in the bar celebrating. Those celebrations continued all around the M25 back to Hanworth!


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Buckingham Town 0-1 Saffron Walden Town
FA Vase 1Q
Adm: £5, prog £1, att 100ish
Sausage sarnies £1.50, bacon rolls £1.50, hot drinks 60p

My original plan today was to accompany Jen on a trip to Addlestone, where she planned to meet up with some friends whilst I diverted to a nearby game (Cobham was the nearest Vase venue). However, with Jen a little poorly this morning, it ended up as a solo trip for me so I plumped for Buckingham. Actually, it could have been either, both were at home today in the Vase - now why didn't one kick off at 12.30pm and the other....

Going via M1 and A34, the route took me past Silverstone circuit and the grounds of Stowe school (is that a former stately home?) and into Buckingham; SatNav took me down a tiny backstreet which I assumed was wrong, however it turned out to be correct - this ground is SO tucked away it's not true. Once in the car park and into the ground I knew it had been a great choice - the ground is an absolute belter. An old main stand, which has patches on the patches, rampant woodworm at the back, and a tangle of pillars and ironwork that get in the way. It's fantastic. Opposite is a second seated stand, with hard standing behind both goals. The ground is totally enclosed by high trees. One of the quaintest and best non-league grounds I've ever been in. Get it in soon - they expect to be gone in the next 12 months.

As for the game, SW showed up half an hour late due to traffic on the M11 at the Duxford air show (well done for being up on your local news, Saffron Walden), meaning a 3.30 start. Plenty of entertainment and chances, with a very young Buckingham side appearing to play a 3-4-3 formation with abandon. Just the one goal midway through the second period, but a very good match to watch.


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SSML Challenge Cup 1st Round
Aston Clinton P Chalfomt St Peter P
So went to Tring Corinthians 0 Padbury Utd 0



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SSML Challenge Cup 1st Round
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So went to Tring Corinthians 0 Padbury Utd 0


Why was it off? I was considering that game myself, until I decided to stay closer to home.




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Leith Athletic 3 Craigroyston 1 (2-1 HT)
EOS First Division

Admission - free
Programme £2 (club can't really charge admission with it being on an open park so programme priced up)
Crowd - with 3 other games taking place all around difficult to tell around 90 ish

A glorious day in the capital started with my own U16 team in action at 9.30 before deciding to stay local for the EOS First divisions game of the day. The newly named 'Telford College Sports Grounds' was a hive of activity with four games on at once. Civil Service Strollers were also at home against Ormiston in a cup tie.

Leith ran Craigroyston ragged early on and raced into a two goal lead. Unlucky not to be even further ahead they conceded against the run of play and Craigroyston went on to make a real game of it. They couldn't force an equaliser though and Leith sealed the points with a third. There was time for the visitors to be reduced to ten men for a second yellow.

Managed to catch parts of the Strollers game as they won 1-0.


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Racing Club Warwick 1 Thurnby Nirvana 6 FAV
Admission £4
Prog £1.50
att 78 or 83 depending on which website you read

Thurnby look a useful side (although they moan a lot and are more than happy to tread a fine line on unsporting behaviour) and will take some stopping in the East Midlands League. Warwick were spirited for about 30 minutes and then just seemed to give up.
5 goals for the visitors coming from Mat Melbourne, the third of which was a stunning scissor kick from 15 yards.
Ground is in need of some TLC, but locals were pleasant and there was a certain charm about Hampton Road that certainly would be missing if attending during a cold midweek. This has been on my radar for some time, so a good tick in a superb competition.




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Crawley Town 1 v Fleetwood Town 1
Attendance: 1637 Admission: £14
Ground : 3 sides only , but well laid out.
Food/Drink: Chips £1 Coffee £1 - Choc bar 60p
Total Mileage: 89
Conditions : Perfect

I was at the game today as a neutral but stood with The Cod Army (about 100).
Crawley should have scored within 40 seconds and then less than a minute later your goalie came for a punch out on the edge of a crowded box and he fell badly - he actually didnt need to come for the punch anyway as there were enough teammates around.
Few mins later Crawley scored and deserved to at that point The Number 14 was winning 90% of headers from your Number 5 McNulty.Then Fleetwood had most of the first half and scored a well deserved equaliser - HT 1-1.
Second Half apart from Viera's excellent effort on 48 mins which hit the bar you could tell a stalemate was on the cards
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I like the Broadfield Stadium , well laid out , very friendly stewards , thought the cod army language could have been 'less colourful' as at times it was not required.

Pics from the game and Crawley's Ground .... http://nlfi.fotopic.net/c1892170.html



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Bath City 1-1 Barrow AFC
Conference
Attendance 875
Admission: £9.00 Student
Programme: £2.50

Ground 187 and a very enjoyable one. Fantastic old ground. First off caught the train to Newton Abbot and then onto Bristol Temple Meads and then onto Oldfield park. The walk to the ground took around 10 to 15 minutes. The game was quite poor, Barrow took the lead after 32 minutes when midfielder Mike Pearson volleyed home into the bottom left corner from 12 yards after the ball sat up nicely for him. Into the second half Barrow almost scored a second when Andy Cook forced a fine save from Bath keeper Ryan Robinson after racing clear. The home side levelled on 77 minutes when Marc Canham's corner was headed home from close range by Darren Edwards. With the game kicking off 10 minutes late i had to miss the last few minutes to get back for the train. I arrived back in Devon at 20.21, off back home to Notts tomorrow after a week in Devon.



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Stockton T 0 Redcar Athletic 1
Wearside League - Monkwearmouth Cup
Admission £1 No programme

When the winning goal is scored in the 89th minute by a player with dyed peroxide hair, and wearing fluorescent yellow boots, then you know the match was rubbish. If we've seen the winner of this competition, then anyone suggesting this is the best step 7 in the country is 'having a giraffe'.
This large flat pitch was a long way from the dressing rooms, and was a homage to upvc, with brand new post & rail fencing & all round hardstanding.
Over officious refereeing as well contributed to the lack of entertainment.

Also brand new plastic coated goalframes and nets which had been installed on Friday evening.
Ground is at Stockton 6th Form College, Bishopton Road West. There was an "A board" proclaiming Club Cafe open in the Football Foundation Aided block which sold electric assisted beer, hot drinks and other beverages (no chips). Don't think it will rate very highly on "Moorsiders" listing.
There was a "golden oldies" friendly game on the other pitch (100 yards or so away) inside a cinder athletics track which seen from a distance seemed to provide more entertainment than our match.


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Lancashire FA Amateur Shield First Round
Merseyside Police 1 Furness Cavaliers 0
No admission charge or programme
Attendance - 15 (estimate)

After their de-merger from Southport Trinity, Merseyside Police have returned to the West Cheshire League in Division Three, but with the closure of their old Fairfield ground, they have moved to Liverpool's other police owned sports and social facility at Riversdale in Aigburth. The ground was previously used in this league by Focus, and the area was busy today with Lancashire hosting Worcestershire at the nearby Liverpool Cricket Club, with tannoy announcements audible from here throughout the afternoon.

There are two football pitches on an area also used for cricket, with the far one the main pitch, which was roped off on all four sides, with dug outs against the boundary wall on the far side. A smart clubhouse stands at one end, with a number of outside tables, and the bar was open throughout. This building also houses the changing rooms, and behind the goal at this end there are two grass tennis courts.

The main focus of the ground is undoubtedly its quite stunning views across the River Mersey, and there is a rugby pitch on a slightly lower level even closer to the river. In rather stark contrast to the location of the old Fairfield ground, this is one of Liverpool's pleasantest areas, and there are walks available along the river front on the Otterspool Promenade.

The appointed referee had had to cry off at fairly short notice, but with the visitors coach already on route the hosts had contacted the appropriate people within the West Cheshire League, and a re-jigging of appointments provided a referee for this game. It did, however, mean the kick off was put back from 2pm to 2.45pm, and did provide the fairly unusual situation of a Cheshire FA official refereeing a Lancashire FA cup tie.

West Cheshire Division Three and West Lancashire Division Two stand at the same level - third tier of step seven leagues - so no surprise it was a close game. A single goal was enough to see Merseyside Police through, and was a fair outcome on the balance of chances created.

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Also at Chaddy, you must be one of only two suspects ! At KO I counted a Crowd of 38.

I was intending to Post to advise that the FA are now spending their/our money wisely as prior to KO a Home Official advised that both Linesman were from the Isle of Man, but the Club was only responsible for Expenses from the (unknown) Mainland Airport.

The declinature of the Late Penalty, which was a 50/50 in my view, a slight touch followed by a dive, the Home supporters were suggesting that as the Linesman were on the 19.00 from Speke, the Officials didn't want the Extra Time and/or Penalties !

A poor quality game, although plenty of effort, only came alive after the Sending Off


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Olivers Mount (no apostrophe, at least according to the semi-literate programme)
Handsworth 2 Barton Town Old Boys 0 (HT 1-0)
Northern Counties East League Division One
Admission: £2
Programme: £1 (12pp, pretty poor effort, but something is always better than nothing)
Attendance: 262

Indifferent game, despite both teams being in form. Handsworth's first Saturday home fixture since joining the NCEL - and their best crowd of the season. Unfortunately, the attention seekers from the England Band were there. They should, indeed, be banned. Everywhere. Does anyone (over 30?) enjoy this sort of mindless noise at football? Pleasant tree-fringed ground, though the traffic roar from the A630 spoilt the rural atmosphere. Small stand over a couple of steps of terracing on one side, no other cover, plenty of hardstanding, and one end closed off to spectators owing to lack of space. Dressing rooms about 250 yards from the pitch. It seems if Handsworth don't rectify this by the end of the season, they'll be booted out of the NCEL. Exciting last 15 minutes, with chances at both ends. What preceded it was very scrappy. Comical own goal from Barton's Lee Shilleto (29min) and a side-foot into an empty net by Adam Fretwell (76) separated the teams. Defeat ended Barton's 100 per cent start; third straight home win for Handsworth.


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FA Vase - 1st Qualifying Round

Larkhall Athletic 0 Hamworthy United 3

In: £5
Prog: £1 (32 pages - well presented)
Tea: 60p
Pasty: £1 (Excellent, though funny shape!)
Crowd: 110

It was a happy coachload who returned to Poole this evening, though travelling to Larkhall by coach is inadvisable. Poor navigation led to us missing the turn - we then ended up spending approx 45 minutes in gridlock until someone from Larkhall came out to lead the coach - cue irate manager! You can't get to the ground in a coach which has to park on the road lower down, so most of us walked up the hill (phew) while the hosts provided a car for the kit and four of our older fans. The ground may be inaccessible, but the views are incredible - it looks out on the hillsides of Bath and the country beyond. The pitch is levelled out of the hillside, giving an elevated view on one side which contains a tin shed with 65 seats one end and covered standing the other, next to the sort of facilities I thought long gone - an unroofed metal surround labelled "Gents"! There is hard standing around the remainder of the pitch, which has an excellent playing surface. There is an acceptable clubhouse with bar and the tea bar is inside. No sport on the TV though.
The game was rather a surprise - after two diabolical performances to lose to Sherborne (0 points in the Western League this season) in the Cup, here we were in the Vase against a side with a good reputation and 10 points in the Western League. Larkhall started strongly, but after only 5 minutes Hammers took the lead with an excellent lob over the stranded keeper. Larkhall continued on top, and there were several alarms, but the second came from a sharp shot just before the interval. Larkhall's defence failed to handle our two quick strikers and their forwards made little of the chances that came their way. After the interval Hammers were excellent, controlling the game, adding a third goal from a corner and defending strongly. Commitment was the key today, and we looked a completely different team to last week.
It is also difficult to leave by coach - we got stuck on a corner (narrow roads, slopes and lots of parked cars), had to back up for miles, and were then rescued by a Larkhall official who came along and led us back to the main road. Larkhall are a friendly club, and very helpful - one of their committee said their players took it too far today!


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Ryman League Premier Division

Croydon Athletic 1 Concord Rangers 3
Att: 177

Entry £8
Prog £1 (A photocopied effort, plenty of reading matter included)
Baconburger & Chips £3.70
Pint £3


Accompanied on this trip by Wickite and together we negotiated the mean streets and alleyways, full of dog shite, of Croydon, to arrive at a tidy little venue. A newish looking stand on one side and another side and end consisting of narrow covered standing areas.

A good encounter turned a bit fractious when the Home keeper scuffed the ball out of play some 10 yards outside of his area, then he claimed that he did so for the benefit of the opposition. Concord were, rightly, having none of this so whilst the keeper stood forlornly way outside of his area the visiting number 11 got on with the game and chipped into an unguarded net from about 30 yards out, 1-3. Cue much swearing, posturing and "you'll get in a minute pal" type aggression.

A wild challenge a couple of minutes later saw a massive melee including substitutes racing 30 yards to get involved. Cue more swearing and threats. The game calmed down a little, although the previous quality had long since disappeared. Wickite and myself felt it our duty to loiter afterwards as surely with so many threats being bandied about some of the 'ard lads of Croydon and Essex would put on some fisticuffs for us at the end. None of it though, much loving and hugging on the final whistle left us as let down as anyone leaving an Audrey Harrison fight. All that was left was for us to watch what we were stepping in en-route to the Tramlink.

A pleasant afternoon, a fine tick and for Wickite the best company he is likely to get at a game this season.


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FA Vase 1st Round Qualifying

Cobham 1 Rye United 2

Ent Fee £5 Prog £1

Att est 35

This had to be done today it seems Rye clubhouse burnt down club not sure where the will play next.



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Olivers Mount (no apostrophe, at least according to the semi-literate programme)
Handsworth 2 Barton Town Old Boys 0 (HT 1-0)

That's because there isn't an apostrophe. Unsure

Welcome to the forum by the way. And bless you for suffering that god awful band.



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NPL1S
Rainworth MW 0-0 Sheffield
Admission: £6 concessions £3
Attendance: 165
Pie: £1.50

Presume Jamesie has left me to report on this as a new ground...

The ground has covered seats on one side, with covered standing on the other, though dugouts obstruct the view of some. The rest of the ground is no more than hard standing. Alcoholic drinks are limited to cans inside the ground, otherwise the catering seems quite good. The pitch slopes more than you think upon initial entry, if you head down the far end, you'll see the full slope. The only nearby pub has no real ale.

As Jamesie had predicted, the Rainworth keeper played a blinder with a marvellous quadruple save 1st half, plus the bar was rattled. Rainworth were certainly better 2nd half though Sheffield finished strongest, but neither side was able to fashion a goal. Sheffield will be ruing more the chances missed as they picked up their 3rd draw, whilst Jamesie picked up his 3rd consecutive 0-0 (a warning to anyone going to the same game next Saturday....)Wink



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Anyone wanting to see goals is advised to come nowhere near where I go as my record on 0-0s is terrible, I'm 114 games without a one Wink


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Presume Jamesie has left me to report on this as a new ground...

CORRECT!

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As Jamesie had predicted, the Rainworth keeper played a blinder with a marvellous quadruple save 1st half, plus the bar was rattled.

Another correct. I also predicted who'd get yelled off the park by our management team! Cool

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Sheffield will be ruing more the chances missed as they picked up their 3rd draw, whilst Jamesie picked up his 3rd consecutive 0-0 (a warning to anyone going to the same game next Saturday....)Wink

Never done four in a row. That's my first three in a row. Seeing as we have a Sunday FA cup tie next weekend, I trust from here till next Saturday will find me trawling for top v bottom games. Oxford City Nomads? Tunstall Town? Who have Winster Wasps got next week Tom? Pirate



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After last weekend's excesses at Wembley I decided to save some £'s and stay very local this weekend.

Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two
Greenfield 4 Gaerwen 0
Admission £1.50 by programme (16 pages, half in colour)
Tea bar up and running, tea 80p, hot food available
Attendance about 25 (guess)

Greenfield played some excellent football and thoroughly deserved this, although left it quite late to be certain of the points in thir first league game in the Welsh Alliance. A host of missed chances maant the score could have been quite humiliating for the Anglesey visitors. They contributed to an open game though which was very enjoyable to watch.

No facilites as such here on this brand new (to Greenfield, and me) ground although the playing area is fenced off with wall cladding panels. A good use for such things possibly originating via the clubs sponsor (only an assumption on my part).

Good to see the club continue to issue following their opening effort in the Welsh Cup. A decent effort all round. Good luck to them.

Back home before the classified results on Radio 5. It is not often that happens.

Normality will resume for the rest of September.


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Went to Huntingdon Town but a bit confusing finding the ground as there's 2 Kings Ripton Roads. (separated by the A141 & a hedge so no access). We arrived at the incorrect one first but enabled us to see Sapley Playing Field with a few pitches but nothing happening but more importantly for the future we saw Huntingdon Utd RGE's ground where a Cambs League match was due to start at 1500. So we finally arrived at the correct ground in the middle of nowhere & well away from the town centre.

FA Carlsberg Vase 1st Round Qualifying
Huntingdon Town V Mildenhall Town
Score: 1-1 @ 90mins. 2-1 aet. Att: 77 h/c. KO: 1500
Cost: £4 inc 12 page prog.

Weather: Bright but cloudy. Breezy at times & not that warm.

Venue: Jubilee Park, Kings Ripton Road.
After paying you go thru the new looking Football Foundation Clubhouse. This felt more like a hall rather than a football clubhouse. The bar is next to a large food hatch. The large TV had Sky News (yawn) on before game & at h/t. After game walking thru clubhouse was BBC News.

4 floodlight pylons each side. Fully railed & hard standing all round. Ground enclosed by wire fence & bushes so you can't watch for free which helps the club. Plenty of space to develop if required. One side has cover straddling the half-way line. Behind the goal is the clubhouse including overhang & next to this is a large changing room building with a slight overhang. Opposite stand but over the fence were a few other pitches.

No line-ups put up & no tannoy.

Match: Hereward Teamsport United Counties League Div 1 (Step 6) V Ridgeons Eastern Counties League Premier Div (Step 5)
Shots in 1st half 3-13. Despite MT's dominance in possession & shots they weren't that much better than HT & rarely troubled the GK. It was in fact HT who took the lead with the 1st shot of the game on 7mins, 1-0. MT had an effort cleared off the line on 14mins & a long range shot tipped over on 20mins. They were awarded a penalty for handball & this was converted on 28mins, 1-1. The game looked over when HT #2 got his 2nd yellow card (RED) on 43mins.

Shots in 2nd half 2-8. This half was very poor & you would never have guessed that HT were only playing with 10men. MT had most of their chances in the last 10mins but extra time always looked likely.

Shots in extra time 3-6. Thankfully the game perked up & actually was quite exciting at the end. MT broke away on 98mins & the ball was played to the edge of the box & in a great position, but the ball was shot over, what a chance. HT later scored on 108mins, 2-1 to my amazement. More drama as on 110mins MT hit the post & the ball came out & a MT player was eased out of the way & were awarded another penalty. This time MT's #7 missed as the GK saved the penalty on 112mins. Their last chance was on 119mins when the MT GK now playing upfield passed into the box & a shot went just wide. HT got 6 yellow cards, the ref was quick to dish them out at times.

The final whistle blew & the HT players celebrated their 1st ever Vase win in their 6th attempt in this shock win. Our local paper forecasted 1-4 which I agreed with.


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It was called off at 11 think one of the teams pulled out?



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1.30pm
Brighton, Hove & District League Premier Division
AFC Falmer Falcons 1 Portslade Athletic 2 att.29
No admission or programme.

Portslade 0-1 up on 9 minutes with a close range header and doubled their lead on 69 minutes when the keeper missed a cross and the ball fell to a forward for an easy finish.
Falcons gave themselves hope with a 25 yard screamer with 3 minutes left and got themselves a penalty 4 minutes into stoppage time, but the keeper saved it.
The ground is in Stanmer Park, across the A27 from Falmer Station. The changing rooms are to the left as you enter, where pitches 1 and 2 are situated. Across the road, to the right, is Pitch 3, where todays game was played, with this pitch running the opposite way to the other two.

3.45pm
Mid Sussex League Premier Division
Old Varndeanians 1 East Grinstead United 2 att.10
No admission or programme.

OV ahead on 14 minutes with a ball over the top that was finished from a tight angle.
1-1 on 21 minutes with a shot across the keeper from the edge of the box. The winner came on 34 minutes with a 25 yard lob.
A very uneventful second half apart from a 60th minute penalty for OV, but once again, a save by the keeper prevented the draw.
OV play on the 3G pitch at Brighton University.

From both grounds today there were views of the new Brighton & Hove Albion ground, which appears to be progressing nicely. Would imagine parking here will be horrendous, being right on the A27 and stuck between Sussex and Brighton Universities, although it is only a 2 minute walk from Falmer Station.



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March Town United 0-1 Daventry United

FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round, admission with prog £4, bacon bap £1.50 att: 63

Having decided to leave my car at home today and have an easy day on the train rather than scurry around Cleethropes, I had narrowed it down to March or Darlington. A text the previous evening had said ShottonBrian was thinking of March so that made the decision for me and we arranged to meet at Birmingham New Street. I caught the 1007 Manchester to Bournemouth meat wagon to New Street, where Chris1963 was spotted in a hurry, not sure if there was a half price sale at the local vegan shop?

Nice easy journey to March and we wandered to the GBG listed Oliver Cromwell Hotel, for excellent pints of Cottage Brewing's Planet Ale and Tydd Steam's Roadhouse Bitter. Back through the town which seems to have an abundance of chippys, although I did not partake.

March's ground is an absolute belter, a huge wooden stand and one I will be lucky to better this season. There is also cover on the far side however the views from here are not good and also another quirk of the ground is the former greyhound track finish line tower which is now used as the home for the club's resident DJ! I took more snaps than usual at this ground, highly recommend a visit here.

The programme today referred to Daventry Town so they'd obviously got confused about the visitors. Unfortunately neither side were any good and Daventry United, a poor step 5 side, made hard work of a poor step 6 side. I can't see Daventry progressing much further. Thankfully March did not equalise late on as I had a 1731 train to catch!

We were made welcome by the March Dog and he escorted us out of the townWink

Plan for the next round in 2 weeks is Hebburn Town v Easington Colliery.



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East Juniors South Division
West Calder United v Spartans, 0-3, H.T. 0-0, Att 75 h/c, Admission £4, No Programmes, Pie and Irn Bru £1.70
at Hermand Park

Couldn't make up my mind what game to go to today . . . but made a reasonable choice in the end. This was my third visit to Hermand Park since West Calder moved from the Burngrange and the new place is growing on me. The club seem to be thriving in their new environs with more people watching them. The ground is perfectly adquate for thir needs with a large covered enclosure on one side.

Spartans are predicted to do well in the South League this season and some of their early season results have been excellent. If they make the step up at the end of the season, as many expect, then they will be playing to bigger crowds and in better facilities than the club's 'first team' in the East of Scotland Senior League.

The first half saw both teams hit the woodwork in a fairly even game. Interestingly the home cognoscenti were less than positive about their team's chances for the second half. "First half team ye ken" . . . "Nae fit enough" . . . . "Yon man's half time team talks must be pure keech". The doubters were proved spot on as Spartans scored three quickfire goals in the first fifteen minutes of the second half. West Calder's lack of pace at the back was cruelly exposed.

Spartans fully deserved their win. The man who pulls the strings for them is the outstanding Kenny Young, a veteran player well into his 30s. He's played senior and junior over the years after starting his career as a youth at Falkirk.

The other highlight was a near fist-fight between the West Calder manager and one of his substitutes, midway through the fiurst half, over the club's selection policy.

Not so long ago West Calder could be relied upon to produce a programme but that stopped some time ago.


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Selby Town 3-2 Sunderland RCA, FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round
Rigid Group Stadium, Attendance 102 (Hc)
Admission £5, programme £1.50

Selby was reached through taking a coach to Leeds, and then a 19 minute train ride from Leeds (where a few drinks were sampled in the excellent Mr Foleys Cask Ale House). Its then a ten minute walk from the train station around a park and through some of town. The ground itself is a fairly basic but tidy affair, with two banks of seating (one on one side and one behind a goal) and the rest being hard standing. Decent enough social club though, and good pie and peas for £1.60

RCA took an early lead on two minutes, and completely bossed the early stages, and it was a big shock when an innocuous cross was nodded into his own net by their full back 9 minutes later from Selby's first meaningful attack. Not to be outdone, the RCA centre back placed an even better header beyond his own keeper on 24, when all he had to do was leave the cross. Selby were playing some neat football by this stage, but it was just as much a case of RCA looking frequently like shooting themselves in the foot defensively.

On 53 minutes, the RCA defence again capitulated, this time not an own goal, but a poor offside trap allowing the Selby player a clear run through, before chipping into the net. Selby looked content to settle for this, and a grandstand finish was ensured when right at the end of the ninety, RCA pulled one back when a clearance hit one of their players in the face before rebounding straight into the net. Selby probably just about deserved their win, but probably wouldnt have got it without a big helping hand from their visitors


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ABERAERON 0
Four Crosses 1
Mid Wales League, Division Two
Att : 45
Alban Square Field, Alban Square
Admission : Donation (£1.00). Programme : No. Refreshments : No

Aberaeron lost by a single goal for the second consecutive match, but were always in this game and there was very little to choose between the sides. The only goal came after 23 minutes when a glancing header bounced once before drifting inside the keeper's left hand post. There was a very late reaction from the home goalie but his lack of concentration was responsible for the soft scoring effort which should have been saved. The home no. 9, who struggled against the visiting defence because of his lack of height, made up for this by sending a curling shot crashing against the crossbar after 38 minutes with the keeper well beaten. Then Four Crosses almost increased their lead when a goal bound header from a corner was headed off the line by a well positioned defender. The home no. 4 - already warned for having too much to say - was sent off after kicking out at an opponent after 69 minutes and the visiting no. 12 was dismissed for a similar offence in stoppage time.

Alban Square Field is a public recreation ground right in the centre of town. An iron entrance gate set between stone walls provided the main point of entry, although there were several other places where people could come into the ground. A very old turnstile is in place here but was not in use. The pitch, which was bordered by yellow tape attached to small plastic posts, then runs widthways ahead. Sections of portable steel fencing had been arranged behind both goals and there's a children's play facility behind the top goal. Several wooden "park" benches are positioned round the pitch and there are 3 bench/table units at the far end. The ground is surrounded by low hedges with a number of small & medium sized trees growing in front of the hedges. Houses in the square overlook the ground on every side while beyond the far end, sheep fields can be seen on the hillside above the town. There are no dressing-rooms on site and the players use facilities at a school rugby field about 300 yards away before walking to the ground. Drinks afterwards were at "The Black Lion" immediately opposite and this is also where the football club's kit is laundered!

Aberaeron were promoted from the Ceredigion League last season and this was the club's first home league game since advancing to the Mid Wales League. There are long term plans to move to the rugby pitch where, as mentioned, the dressing-rooms are located. This will depend though on development projects there being put in place.

A couple of points which might be of interest to two of our fellow posters :-

There was a procession through the town today celebrating the annual Mackerel Festival when a colourfully painted giant wooden fish was paraded through the streets accompanied by local citizens in a strange mixture of outfits. The fish is subsequently immolated ceremonially. Very weird! What was even weirder was that the guy leading the procession bore an uncanny resemblance to this forum's own "A. Mold". I haven't checked yet to see if Andy has posted anything about his non-footballing sideline. Don't think you can count the match though, despite the fact that the procession did pass by the ground at one point! Photographs to prove this will be available on request after we return from holiday on the 11th.

Making the collection at half time was Aberaeron's own fully kitted out mascot (a bee in yellow & black hoops) so presumably this might present a photo opportunity for Aggedor at some stage!

Two GBG ticks here : "The Harbourmaster" (3 Purple Moose beers) and "The Monachty" which is a Brain's pub. "The Black Lion" had Cottage Southern Bitter as its only real ale. Aberaeron is a very pleasant seaside town with plenty of places to eat & drink and "voyages" across Cardigan Bay are advertised!


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ABERAERON 0
Four Crosses 1
Mid Wales League, Division Two
Att : 45.
Alban Square Field, Alban Square
Admission : Donation (£1.00). Programme : No. Refreshments : No.



Aberaeron were promoted from the Aberystwyth & District League last season and this was the club's first home league game since advancing to the Mid Wales League. There are long term plans to move to the rugby pitch where, as mentioned, the dressing-rooms are located. This will depend though on development projects there being put in place.

No they weren't - they were in the Ceredigion League.


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Bacup Borough 3 Nostell Miners Welfare 1 (aet)
FA Vase. Entry £5 Programme £1.50p
Attendance: 71 (hc)

Kit Kat, Beer Monster Minor and myself rectified a long standing omission by visiting West View (though not too long an omission on the part of BMM). Kit Kat reassured from his usual anxieties by the certainty of a programme, 3 pages of which consisted of a polemic from long serving manager Brent Peters. 2 of his pages were devoted to the happy subject of Fabio Capello.

Wonderful, ramshackle ground as most will know. Small stand and 2 sections of cover, the one behind the goal half-heartedly 'out of bounds'. Fine views from the side opposite the stand. Clubhouse with Sky and home made pies and jars of pickled cabbage.

Bacup started well, hit the bar then scored on 19 mins. Nostell came back well in second half to equalise, so dooming us to extra time for the 2nd successive saturday. Home team dominated this and scored twice to earn a deserved win. Completed Lancs GBG with a visit to Bashall Eaves on the way home.


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Whoops! Apologies for this error. Blame it on being over relaxed before the kick-off!


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Letchworth Garden City Eagles (2) 2 v Croxley Guild (0) 1
Herts Senior County League Premier Div.
Adm; nil, prog; £1, 8 pages (good), coffee 60p

A family engagement in the evening saw me stay local on Saturday so a visit to the Eagles in their home debut in the Herts Senior County League fitted in nicely. The promoted sides are all doing well currently occupying three of the top four placings. None more so than Eagles who are sitting at the top of the division after today . A narrow 2-1 victory for the Eagles against the Watford based side. The basis for this victory was set before half time with Eagles taking a 2-0 lead through Mcgennity and former Langford player Robert Groves. Although Croxley pulled one back in the second half with an excellent effort from Alex Butcher. The visitors possession however did not translate into clear cut chances to share the spoils. A mtchday programme is available from the refreshment room and has doubled in size this season from four to eight pages. Match reports, tables and teams are all contained in the colourful publication, good value for £1 and no admission charged. Will visit again this season.



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Belstone Saturday (0) 2

A.F.C Hertford (0) 2

Herts Co One

Att 23 (Headcount - including a number from Hertford, at least four WAGS)

The programme states Belstone Saturday in big letters, not sure if that is their offical title or not. AFC Hertford maybe well be Hertford Town Reserves, so plenty for the pendants, PC's and "do reserves count men" to mull over. The Herts League with two drop outs already this term, a number of groundsharers / movers, sudo 2nd XI's, one off programmes, plus the do I count Goffs Oak debate must be giving some travellers a torrid time.

Many have been to Medburn Ground, Watling Street, on the club notice board there is a copy of MBT from the FT and a programme review from Programme Monthly. Some say it is a long walk from Radlett Station though it's not one Julia Bradbury would make a programme about and I'm sure Chris would consider it a doddle, it appears to be a very boring one and half mile trek down a Roman Road.

The ground is very good for step 8 - photo's at http://picasaweb.google.com/...dhop/BelstoneHertsCo#

The game was very good, Belstone should have scored early doors, twice really. As the game went on Hertford came back into it. 0-0 at half-time.

The ref and the two linos had drinks on the patio at half-time. They all had good games, infact the ref kicked the game off a tad before three, had 12 minutes for half-time and even with injury time the game was over by 4.46pm. The lady in the bar doing the drinks for the players was slightly put out saying most games kick-off at five past three and usually don't finish much before five. One homester was warned by the referee for telling the linesman to lose weight.

The second period saw Hertford get on top and when they made it 2-0 after 64 minutes it looked like the fat lady was warming up. The homesters then scored in the 82nd and 90th minute to get a draw, which was a fair result. Looking at various stats AFC have had 9 or 10 goal scorers already this season, though some will go when their 7-0 victory over Allenburys is taking out of said stats, strangly many of them did not play yesterday !. Man of the match was Hertford's Masangu Mweteminwa who was commanding at the back and when he was knocked out after getting hit full in the face by a volley he just got up shook his head for a second or two and got on with things. His team tended to call him Mason.

The clubhouse which was not really used by the spectators is the first I have come across that did not sell Bitter, we only sell Lager as there is no call for Bitter in these parts !. A lager Shandy was £3, Coffee was £1 for a mug, Crisps 50p. Admission was £2 but I think I may have been the only person to pay anything. Very nice helpful people.


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Reference the Tardis; Dave`s car showed the date 23/02/00 and the time was 12 hours and 8 minutes out; his satnav showed the time six minutes earlier than it was; nevertheless a good day out in good company.



Was this a general thing yesterday my Statnav was all over the shop. It got lost in Watford and then would work for ages on the way home.


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Belstone Saturday (0) 2

A.F.C Hertford (0) 2

Herts Co One

The clubhouse which was not really used by the spectators is the first I have come across that did not sell Bitter, we only sell Lager as there is no call for Bitter in these parts !. A lager Shandy was £3, Coffee was £1 for a mug, Crisps 50p. Admission was £2 but I think I may have been the only person to pay anything. Very nice helpful people.


Ironic given that St Albans - the birthplace of CAMRA and home to numerous excellent real ale pubs - is only a couple of miles away Crazy


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Maidenhead United 0 Bromley 2 (0)
Blue Square Bet South
Attendance 410
Admission Comp (Adult £10)
Programme Comp (£1)
Pint of Stella Artois (£3.05)

Very happy to say non league day was a great success by any measure.

Yesterday's attendance - 410 (season best)
Previous home game attendance - 307 (St Albans on Bank Holiday Monday)
Attendance on the same weekend last season - 240
Attendance against the same opponents last season - 276

More detail here:
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SJFA East Superleague
Bathgate Thistle 1-1 Lochee United
at Creamery Park
Attendance: 200ish

1-1 was a fair result in an even match. First half was virtually a non event, with a Stephen Payne free kick right on the stroke of half time being the closest either side got to opening the scoring, but it was tipped over by Ross in the away goal. The deadlock was finally broken ten minutes into the 2nd half, when a pinpoint cross from the Bathgate left wing was headed up and over Ross and dropped in beneath the crossbar. Justice was done as Bathgate were denied the clearest penalty I've seen in a while just minutes earlier, when a Lochee defender palmed the ball away from goal with his hand. Although Bathgate wasted a few further opportunities, Lochee got themselves back in the game with 5 minutes left, when a cross to the back post found a free man, who lashed a shot at goal, which cannoned of Bathgate defender Craig Gupwell and into the net.

Bathgate finished the game with ten men, after Gupwell recieved a 2nd yellow in injury time, making up for an error by Willie Wilson, when he committed a professional foul to deny Lochee a free run at goal, from which they almost certainly would have scored a winner. Not too bad a crowd at all for our first league match of the season, swelled by the fact it was a fine afternoon and there were no senior sides playing due to the internationals.



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Reference the Tardis; Dave`s car showed the date 23/02/00 and the time was 12 hours and 8 minutes out; his satnav showed the time six minutes earlier than it was; nevertheless a good day out in good company.



Was this a general thing yesterday my Statnav was all over the shop. It got lost in Watford and then would work for ages on the way home.

Why Andy didn't you know your way home? is that why you had to use your satnav



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Burton Albion 3-0 Hereford United
Walker 27, Harrad 31, Penn 46
Football League Two
Attendance 2,556 (c.150 away)

After losing for the first time in the league this season last weekend at Cheltenham, Burton were looking to bounce back with victory against a Hereford side that had scored just once all season.

Hereford lined up with a very negative 5-3-2 formation, with not even the full backs looking like pushing forwards. The Brewers returned to 4-4-2 with Richard Walker getting his first start since the 14th of November.

Burton had much of the early possession but failed to make any chances until the 13th minute when Shaun Harrad had a vicious strike tipped over by Adam Bartlett. From the corner Darren Moore’s header was comfortably caught by Bartlett. Hereford rarely threatened to open the score but Joe Colbeck was unfortunate to slip after rounding Nathan Stanton who subsequently limped off with a hamstring injury and was replaced by former Bulls legend Tony James. Mathieu Manset had a great chance to fire Hereford in front but for some reason opted to drive with his left foot rather than his right and fired wide from the edge of the area. Walker’s first chance of the game came from a low Aaron Webster cross which Walker attempted to flick around the corner but caught his standing foot and the ball bounced away. The Brewers took the lead in the 27th minute as John McGrath’s free kick was knocked down into the path of Walker, who turned and shot low past Bartlett much to the delight of the players and fans especially as it was Walker’s first goal for just over 9 months. A few minutes later and woeful defending cost Hereford the 2nd as they lost possession deep in their own half Webster then played an inch perfect ball over the top of the static back line and Harrad calmly rolled the ball past Bartlett. Amadou Rabihou had two chances for the bulls as he first forced Adam Legzdins to tip over a dipping effort and then fired over the bar. Bartlett saved his team from going three down late in the first half as Shaun Harrad struck a powerful shot from the edge of the area, Bartlett did well to block the shot but it struck the head of Walker and seemed destined to go in only for Bartlett to react superbly the knock the ball away to safety. Burton went in a comfortable 2-0 up at half time in this heated encounter, with Colbeck possibly fortunate to stay on the pitch as he appeared stamp out at John McGrath, while Lunt claimed McGrath had kicked out at him early on and Lunt subsequently launched a nasty challenge on the same man later but somehow escaped a caution.


HT 2-0

Within a minute of the restart more comical defending gifted Burton a 3rd, as Hereford once again lost possession deep in their own half, Russ Penn ran at the defence and fired a shot which appeared to be sailing just wide only to take a heavy deflection off Richard Rose and fly into the top. Walker went close to goal number 4 as he turned through 3 players and stabbed his effort goalwards only to be blocked by Bartlett and the rebounded effort went into the side netting. Substitute looked lively when he came on and a powerful drive was well kept out by Legzdins. Walker went even closer a few minutes later as he turned his man on the edge of the area and bent a lovely effort goalwards but his shot struck the post and bounced across goal to Harrad who was denied by the once more underprotected Bartlett. Burton had to finish the game with 10 men as Darren Moore went in for a challenge with Sam Malsom and was tackled mid-flight and flew head first into an advertising hoarding, Malsom ran away with the ball and attempted to chip an out of position Legzdins but the ball drifted wide.

FT 3-0

Burton thoroughly deserved the three points against a very poor Hereford side. This Hereford side were the worst football league team I’ve ever seen, Even the Hereford fans broke into the songs of ‘we’re not very good’ and ‘we’re *bleep* and we know we are.’ Promising signs for the Brewers who sit in their highest ever league position but Rotherham away will be a much bigger test next week.



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Ilford 0 Enfield Town 1
Ryman North Division

Scrappy game which Town just about shaded....Not a non league day cracker unfortunately!!! Three points in the bag away from home is what counts..



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Hellenic League Div 1 West

Lydney Town 4-0 Launton Sports

Attendence - 57
Admission £3 with programme

My trip almost turned into a disaster due to the closure of the old severn bridge. A detour over the new bridge and almost 15 miles added to my trip meant I arrived with just 5 minutes to spare.
I was a generally forgettable encounter. Launton are rooted to the bottom of the league without a point to their name and never looked like changing that yesterday. The highlight was a comical penalty in which the Lydney player seemed to kick the floor before the ball. The poor Launton goalie was already commited in diving to his left and could only watch as the ball trickled into the right side of the goal. The scorer tried to wheel away in celebration before collapsing to the floor in pain. He eventually rose to his feet offering words of apology to the goalkeeper in the process.
It was a busy day on the sports complex as the Towns much better supported rugby club were also at home. unfortunately they succumbed to their visitors.



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could have been Andy as his Satnav was set to nightime for most of the day and kept taking us across numberous fields when we were on our way to Runcorn; but Deirdire did come to life when we diverted back and forth across the bridge in Runcorn in order to reach our post match GBG at Weston Point!!

re Belstone Saturday; this may be to not confuse their players as there was, and still may be, a team that played in the F.A.Sunday Cup called Belstone Sunday!!


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Sth Lge Prem Div: Leamington 1 Weymouth 0

Adm: £8 Prog: £1.50 Att: 602

Scrappy game but won by the more adventurous of the two sides and anyone who has an interest in the Terras then sorry to say but you could be in for a long hard season again! As if starting on -10 wasn't enough the players they have got in now look like a team of strangers but tiz early days.

Anyways to the ground, well I'm not normally a lover of new builds in the middle of nowhere but the 'new' Windmill suffices for its intended purpose. Three areas of seats and one covered end is sufficient for 600 odd but should they ever go higher it maybe a tad cramped. Homely place none the less and a pleasant trip along the North Glos fosse way made for a decent day out in Shakespeare country.

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Reference the Tardis; Dave`s car showed the date 23/02/00 and the time was 12 hours and 8 minutes out; his satnav showed the time six minutes earlier than it was; nevertheless a good day out in good company.



Was this a general thing yesterday my Statnav was all over the shop. It got lost in Watford and then would work for ages on the way home.



Ditto, mine went very strange on the way from Inkberrow to the M42, at times it was ahead of where the car was, and then it would suddenly slow up. I blame it on global warming and the Pakistani Cricket Team Wink



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Inkberrow 0 Aston 0

Midland Combination - Division Three

Admission: Free

Programme: £1

Attendance: I would say about 20, didn't count


A day's 'hedgehopping' in Inkberrow in the company of some groundhopping 'glitterati', namely messrs Burt / Marnoch / Wiggins and FT guru Bill Berry. As Mr Molden described last week, Inkberrow have literally moved over the hedge to a Football Foundation funded complex, which consists of a couple of full size pitches, a smaller pitch and a cricket square, the game was played on the pitch the furthest from the road, and had a decent elevated view from the grass bank. However the 'barrier' which can only be loosely described as that, was on the opposite side of the pitch, serving little or no purpose. The dugouts were a row of plastic chairs that looked like they'd been borrowed from the nearby village fete!

As for the game, I'll keep it brief, Inkberrow got a dodgy penalty that to be honest my Grandmother could have saved, and then in the closing stages Aston rattled the bar with a header. Other than that, pretty poor fare, it was competitive, but neither side had much 'up top', Michelle's they certainly weren't!!

No food / drink available, but couple of decent pubs in the village.



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FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round, Ironmould Lane.
Brislington 1-0 Witheridge
Admission £5, Programme £1 <poor>, Tea 60p. Match rating 2.5/5
Attendance, head count 70.

Asked if the club had an enamel badge from behind the bar, or perhaps I actually said, "can I have an islamic praying mat please", as response seem to be one of total lack of comprehension, ah well.

Impressive ground in South Eastern suburb of Bristol, covered on all 4 sides, with one side housing the main stand, strangley between the corner flag and the half way line. I stood opposite which afforded a better view.

Witheridge have stormed up the local North Devon leagues in recent years to now play in the SW Peninusla League, and today gave a good showing but lacked any cutting edge up front. There was little between the teams apart from the Bris' front two, Klein-Davis and Swaby who looked quick and threatening throughout.

The game was won by an audacious chip from Klein-Davis in the 58th minute. Witheridge huffed and puffed but never looked capable of blowing the Bri's rearguard down. Poor crowd, boosted by 15-20 or so Withy fans in a mini-bus and a handful of hoppers.

Nice pitch and ground.



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New Grounds in 2019 - 20. 2018 - 44. 2017 -44. Grounds in Total - 1213.
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Was this a general thing yesterday my Statnav was all over the shop. It got lost in Watford and then would work for ages on the way home.



Ditto, mine went very strange on the way from Inkberrow to the M42, at times it was ahead of where the car was, and then it would suddenly slow up. I blame it on global warming and the Pakistani Cricket Team Wink



Re above and previous posts, there was a festival on near Belstone and a number of roads were closed and diversions in place so I set it to take me back to the M25 near St Albans, the why I presumed it would send me in. On the way it went strange at the A41 Junction on the M25 and sent me into Watford, then told me to turn around, and then started to send me down no entry roads and deadends.

Leaving Belstone it would not pick up a signal, then it started to go slow, then it showed part of St Albans in a very scale even though I was 2 or 3 miles away from St Albans. It then started to work okay as I got onto the M25, by which time I did not need it. I left it on and when I went down Stokenchurch it was telling me to come off at Great Milton instead of taking Junction 8 (A40(M) / Wheatley) the one signed Cheltenham. It was then turned off.


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Chesterfield 2v1 Lincoln City
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Admission £16
Programme £3 - Didn't purchase one as they were already sold out by 2.30pm
Pin badge £2.50

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FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round, Ironmould Lane.
Brislington 1-0 Witheridge


Asked if the club had an enamel badge from behind the bar, or perhaps I actually said, "can I have an islamic praying mat please", as response seem to be one of total lack of comprehension, ah well.



... you'm sure it weren't yore Baaarkshire draawl moi luvver?

Mind you I'd have expected that 'Brizzle' folk should understand that?

I once asked for a 'badge' at Cockfosters and got offered a cigarette lighter - they thought I wanted a box of matches!

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This was also high on our fairly short list of 'new' grounds - I persuaded my mate to keep to the Vase but we ended up a fairly hefty goalkick away from Aggedor @ :-

FA VASE 1st Qualifying round

Stratford Fields, Stratford Rd

BUCKINGHAM ATHLETIC [SSM1] 2-2 BARKINGSIDE [ESL]
(aet FT 2-2 - no pens taken - see below)

Attendance : h/c 75 - a fair few travelling Essex lads - also a few watching for free from park seats outside the ground.
{So not just a Wiltshire thing then! Tongue}

Admission : £3.00 Prog £1.00 - nice card cover 20pp 5 ads - not bad at all for a STEP06 issuer.

Directions: I'm seriously considering giving up on Autoroute - it's %^&$ - approaching on the A421 I completely missed the Tingewick Rd turning!
The Lad was ill at home so I couldn't use his fancy iPhone navigation app - the youngest was also suffering - middle one wanted to come too but I persuaded her otherwise - she didn't seem to mind - quite fortunate really as she was poorly later on in the PM. Frown
Nevertheless - with time tight - I managed to approach via the Ring Rd from the MK end of the town back down on A422 towards the Town Centre and found the ground easily on the left hand side. Missed about 5' mostly due to leaving too late and going cross-country to the M40 and then finding the small car park full. Parking opposite up Page Hill Ave.

Facilities: a 'high-scorer' for STEP06 here - Stratford Field is in a public park but fenced off - nice benched-seated stand.
Cozy clubhouse incorporating 'The Sozzled Swan' Tea Bar - very cheap food - Double Sausage & Chips only £1.60 - and very nice too. Also did Burgers, Bacon Rolls and Pies - my daughter would have loved this!

Match: keenly fought between two sides going for it - some meaty challenges and quite a few niggly exchanges. Away side CB got a RED for two daft over the top chopping challenges - lots of complaints from both sides - Ref was struggling.

Barkingside had the more mobile front line and the home side had to work very hard to keep them at bay.

Home keeper made some good acrobatic saves but missed a drive into the top corner that a bigger KP might have got to. He then came for an over-hit through ball - realized he was on the edge of the area and dropped it right at the feet of an onrushing FW - who simply walked it in.

Buck. Ath got back via a generous penalty and a free header following a free-kick.
So - 2-2 @ FT - sat next to what turned out to be an SSM League Official - who thought it was 90' then straight to a replay. As we started to leave some home 'officials' remarked they thought there was ET - as the replay had been set by Barkingside for Monday - which they weren't happy about. Thus they'd requested a late change to include Extra Time. Don't think this was marked as such on TheFa.com when I'd checked earlier in the day?

Amidst all the dispute & confusion - the ref - who'd aggravated both benches by now - signalled for penalties at the end of ET - I suspect he was thoroughly fed up with the lot of them - as I'm also assuming he has to do the replay as well?

Cue lots of agitated phone calls to the FA - the aforementioned League Official got dragged into the dispute too - was out on the pitch at the end trying to calm things down - looked as if he eventually thought better of it and wandered off - don't blame him!

.... the Essex contingent were possibly over-reacting a tad - doubt if they'd expected such a hard-fought game - I even thought I'd overheard one of their players remarking to their manager/coach that they'd rather change, get on the Bus and look for a Tesco's to get some beer for the journey home. I trust Buck Ath hadn't provided too much hospitality - as it could have gone to waste. Unsure

M'ways were clear - left @ 17:40 home by 19:00. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

RE Aston Clinton v Ch St P. - haven't unearthed the problem with this yet - no mention on the SSM Premier club's own site but AC's usually excellent website hasn't been updated since mid-August - so may be hiding something untoward there? Shocked

Might have a peek around the SSM F'Focus for any further details - when I've nothing better to do - ... actually I think the Guinea-Pigs need delousing first though! Tongue


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So - 2-2 @ FT - sat next to what turned out to be an SSM League Official - who thought it was 90' then straight to a replay. As we started to leave some home 'officials' remarked they thought there was ET - as the replay had been set by Barkingside for Monday - which they weren't happy about. Thus they'd requested a late change to include Extra Time. Don't think this was marked as such on TheFa.com when I'd checked earlier in the day?

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Pretty sure all Vase games go to extra time in the first game if level at 90 minutes - there's no requesting involved. The only ones that get marked on the FA website are those were the teams have agreed to settle the first game by penalties if level AET; otherwise, there's a replay.


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Evostik Northern Division 1 South
Romulus 0 Goole AFC 5
Admission £5 (Non-League Football Day), Programme £1, 2 black coffees @ 80p each
Attendance - 128

I was contemplating leaving this one to romulusfc to report ...... SlySlySly

What can one say? Well, to be charitable, Romulus fielded a weakened team due, I gather, to injuries and unavailabilities, and Goole's opener after 2 minutes - a beautiful 20 yard direct free kick from Barwick - followed a rather harsh decision by the referee, but apart from that, Roms were a pale shadow of the team that beat Rushall in the Cup last Tuesday. Midfield was shambolic, the defence went missing at crucial moments, and the team had no answer to Goole's impressive, powerful strike force, Powell and Allott.

Allott scored in the 16th and 30th minutes, put clean through the shaky defence on both occassions, the first with a neat chip, the second a well-placed low shot. Goole were looking as if they could score at will, Powell's 37th minute header from a corner making it 0-4 before half-time.

Substitutions at the interval helped steady the Roms defence somewhat but Lindley made it 0-5 in the 66th minute with a simple tap in following a corner. As Goole eased off (slightly!), the Roms forward line was given a chance to show itself, but proved just as inept as the first half defence, at least two very easy chances missed from close range. Mind you, at the other end, Jackson hit the bar with the Roms keeper on the floor, and it could easily have been 0-6 or 0-7 .......

Not one the Romulus faithful will want to remember - but I did get something out of the match - a decent chat with today's guest and Brummie legend Baz Austin, a real gentleman.



We lacked many of the essentials today and we did have a few faces out but we were flat. Had we taken one of our chances at 0-1 and 0-2 it could have been different, as it could if the referee had got decisions right for the 1st and 4th goals. No sour grapes on my part, they were the better side and deserved winners, but the margin was harsh on us despite us being off colour.

Goole were very effective, no stars that stand out but a solid side throughout that will win more than they will lose this season. If they keep their experienced spine fit and flying they could challenge.

Gutted, but onwards and upwards. Decent gate for us, a few new faces which is nice to see. Baz was a nice fella and still complimentary about the side after the game.

I've figured out why everything went against us anyway Ostrich, that's the first time in a long time we have lost like that at home and the first time in a long time I haven't printed you a teamsheet off... Coincidence???



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FA Vase First Round Qualifying Tie
Silsden 1 Tow Law Town 2
Attendance: 124
Admission: £5
Programme: £1.50 (Very history based edition)
Tea hut purchases: A round steak pie £1.10 & tea at 60p
Weather: Fair, mild and dry
Parking: Overflow car park round the back, easy exit

Visitor books
Half mast pants
Kamikaze pies
Lovely ladies
Spluttering lobs
And the coach was heading for a pub crawl
Not the classic cup tie I had hoped for but it was nice to enjoy the Silsden experience
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15:00 @ Manor Fields
Spartan South Midlands Lge. Div. 2
Att. 35

Bletchley Town 0 The 61 FC (Luton) 8

It felt strange to stand on the terracing at Manor Fields after the best part of twenty years. Back then it was covered, the struts remain but the back and covering panels have been removed allowing access to the overgrown bushes behind. On the opposite side the foundation and basic structure of the once seated stand remain, although again minus roof, sides and seats. Fencing also missing, very much a case of work in progress.

Pretty much a case of work to do with the Bletchley team as well who lost 1 striker for a straight red early in the first half and a teammate nearly joined him, both kicking out at a 61 defender after a bad challenge. The extra man gave the visitors the edge and when a second Bletchley striker was dismissed (again a straight red for a very late challenge) and Town's keeper retired injured the home side left with just 8 on the field were routed as 61 made advantage of the defensive gaps.


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FA VASE FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND ASCOT UNITED v STAINES LAMMAS ADMISSION £5 PROGRAMME £1 RESULT 3-0 ATTENDANCE 197

A charming location on the edge of Ascot racecourse with the straight mile behind one goal and trees on the other three sides - I would imagine they are unable to play when there is a race meeting. Today was a big game for the home club with their clubhouse being opened this morning and both teams playing in their first ever Vase game. A concrete path runs around the ground on three sides with the clubhouse providing covered standing in front of it and a new stand to its right containing 112 seats in five rows of yellow and blue. The clubhouse was a most attractive building and will help this go ahead club a great deal, although sadly it did not offer real ale. Refreshments both hot and cold were available from a hatch at the front of the clubhouse although on this occasion I did not partake.
On the pitch this was a very tight game with two goals in the 90th and 91st minute giving Ascot a flattering margin of victory. A few minutes earlier Lammas had hit the inside of the post and seen the ball bounce clear. There was also a very good crowd which I would think must be one of the biggest of the round.

Ground number 1600


I was also at this game. I thought that the score flattered the home team as Staines Lammas were quicker to the ball and should have scored if luck was on their side or their no9 stopped getting caught offside. The 3rd goal was a belter. The clubhouse is nice but dont expect a seat after the game as, of the half a dozen tables, 3 were reserved for the teams and officials.


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So - 2-2 @ FT - sat next to what turned out to be an SSM League Official - who thought it was 90' then straight to a replay. As we started to leave some home 'officials' remarked they thought there was ET - as the replay had been set by Barkingside for Monday - which they weren't happy about. Thus they'd requested a late change to include Extra Time. Don't think this was marked as such on TheFa.com when I'd checked earlier in the day?

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Pretty sure all Vase games go to extra time in the first game if level at 90 minutes - there's no requesting involved. The only ones that get marked on the FA website are those were the teams have agreed to settle the first game by penalties if level AET; otherwise, there's a replay.


This still gets people.

The ref at Dunstable v Hanwell yesterday called the players out for extra time after they'd finished their showers at the end of the 90 minutes!

It's been the same for a few years now. FA Cup is replay after 90 minutes, FA Vase and Trophy replay after 120 minutes unless both clubs agree in advance that the first game will decide the tie (and tell the FA - not just the ref on the day!).


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NCEL Koolsport Premier Division.
Bridlington Town AFC 4 Pickering Town 2
Attendance: 300
Admission: £6
Programme: £1.50

Pulsating encounter at Queensgate. A great contribution made by both sides. I've followed Bridlington closely for the last few seasons. They are well-drilled and play a beautiful passing game.

Pickering very unfortunate not to take something away from the game.

Terrific ground for this level, with a smart social club. Town centre is five minutes walk, with beach and harbour close by.

Top day out completed with an overnight stay in Whitby.

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Also at rainworth.

I'm amazed that previous posters have failed to mention jamesies attempted trap when the ball was hoofed out of play a minute before the quadruple save incident. He managed to trap it 20 yards uphill!

Highlight of the ground for me and many was the bus stop shelter 15 yards behind the far goal. Anybody know it's raison d'être? Best reason given on the day was the road had been replaced by the ground!

I've not been able to close my 60 page programme. Not because of the decent content but because 15 pieces of a4 relatively thick paper with small staples behave like that.

Good to see cans on sale but a bit pricey at 1.80 and it looked a bit chavvy to see spectators with them pitch side.

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Great day out but might be a bit suspect in midwinter!



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I'm amazed that previous posters have failed to mention jamesies attempted trap when the ball was hoofed out of play a minute before the quadruple save incident. He managed to trap it 20 yards uphill!


Ahem! Two points. 1) It was a scissor-kick volley which miscued off my Toblerone feet. 2) Ex-Goalie! Never claimed to be a skilled footed genius Blush

Another thing, thanks to Gord for giving this board a mention in the programme.



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burgesshillbee
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Sep 5, 2010, 7:37 PM

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Hellenic League Div 1 West

Lydney Town 4-0 Launton Sports

Attendence - 57
Admission £3 with programme

My trip almost turned into a disaster due to the closure of the old severn bridge. A detour over the new bridge and almost 15 miles added to my trip meant I arrived with just 5 minutes to spare.
I was a generally forgettable encounter. Launton are rooted to the bottom of the league without a point to their name and never looked like changing that yesterday. The highlight was a comical penalty in which the Lydney player seemed to kick the floor before the ball. The poor Launton goalie was already commited in diving to his left and could only watch as the ball trickled into the right side of the goal. The scorer tried to wheel away in celebration before collapsing to the floor in pain. He eventually rose to his feet offering words of apology to the goalkeeper in the process.
It was a busy day on the sports complex as the Towns much better supported rugby club were also at home. unfortunately they succumbed to their visitors.



With Henfield Bee being available on Saturday i changed my game from Roman Glass St George to go with him to this game, though we did arrive much earlier via the detour over the new bridge to have a round trip on the Forest of Dean Railway. Nothing to add to the match report, though the penalty was very funny. I did wonder if we were going to get a score of 6 or more after Lydney took a very early lead.

After the game we visited Newport Speedway who beat Glasgow 53-40 in a Premier League match admission was £14 and a programme with an up to date insert was £2 att 400 est. This was Newports first match under floodlights though personally they did not seem bright enough for spectators. Glasgow's team was patched up with 3 guests due to injuries but it was a reasonable meeting got home about midnight.


sjj2112
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Sep 5, 2010, 7:51 PM

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Selby Town 3-2 Sunderland RCA, FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round
Rigid Group Stadium, Attendance 102 (Hc)
Admission £5, programme £1.50

Selby was reached through taking a coach to Leeds, and then a 19 minute train ride from Leeds (where a few drinks were sampled in the excellent Mr Foleys Cask Ale House). Its then a ten minute walk from the train station around a park and through some of town. The ground itself is a fairly basic but tidy affair, with two banks of seating (one on one side and one behind a goal) and the rest being hard standing. Decent enough social club though, and good pie and peas for £1.60

RCA took an early lead on two minutes, and completely bossed the early stages, and it was a big shock when an innocuous cross was nodded into his own net by their full back 9 minutes later from Selby's first meaningful attack. Not to be outdone, the RCA centre back placed an even better header beyond his own keeper on 24, when all he had to do was leave the cross. Selby were playing some neat football by this stage, but it was just as much a case of RCA looking frequently like shooting themselves in the foot defensively.

On 53 minutes, the RCA defence again capitulated, this time not an own goal, but a poor offside trap allowing the Selby player a clear run through, before chipping into the net. Selby looked content to settle for this, and a grandstand finish was ensured when right at the end of the ninety, RCA pulled one back when a clearance hit one of their players in the face before rebounding straight into the net. Selby probably just about deserved their win, but probably wouldnt have got it without a big helping hand from their visitors


Also at this one. Can't fault the report, I'm not sure I've ever seen a team win 3-2 by only "scoring" one goal before!

Were you stood to my left during the second half?



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oldhampostcode
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Sep 5, 2010, 8:21 PM

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I too went to the Todmorden v Collegiate game ,it being my local club only 2 miles away.

Not brilliant but spoiled by the scousers goalkeeper and his foul mouth.eg(if you dont like it f""k off somewhere else)

thanks god only 2 weeks to czech holiday.


timmy tabby
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Sep 5, 2010, 9:11 PM

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Truro City 1 v 0 Hednesford Town - Southern League Premier
Att 469 - Admission £10.00 (Was not surprised Hemelite, sure I paid this amount at Farnborough last season - Am sure that there are others at Southern League Premier who charge this amount) - Prog 32 Pages £2.00 (glossy!)

A very long time since the first part of a 600+ round trip started with a first train journey starting at 06.26 and the return train journey ending at 23.59. Key in door at 00.17am.

Long, long journey but everything went to plan and arrived at Truro at 12.40. Two very good footballing teams but there was a distinct lack of clear cut opportunities. Really thought that the 0-0 spector had followed me down west, even more so when Watkins in a miss reminiscent of Tevez shot over the bar with the goal at his proverbial mercy from 4 yards. Thankfully, Yetton scored from close range soon after to give Truro the three points.

Thought that Trevew Road was reasonable enough even with three separate temporary stands. Being a nice Cornish afternoon, perfect to sit in one of the stands. Though this approach would be unsuitable if the weather conditions were inclement.

Not a huge amount of time to check out the local hostelries though the Skinners Heligan Honey in the Truro 'spoons was rather good and a couple of halves of St Austell HSD at the Wig and Pen went down well. Stopped off at Plymouth on the way back for an hour and found a candidate for the worst 'spoons of the year thus far. The Union Rooms only had one ale on and did not have a good aura.

Rather pleased to have finally ticked the trip to Truro off.


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Also at rainworth.

I'm amazed that previous posters have failed to mention jamesies attempted trap when the ball was hoofed out of play a minute before the quadruple save incident. He managed to trap it 20 yards uphill!

Highlight of the ground for me and many was the bus stop shelter 15 yards behind the far goal. Anybody know it's raison d'être? Best reason given on the day was the road had been replaced by the ground!

I've not been able to close my 60 page programme. Not because of the decent content but because 15 pieces of a4 relatively thick paper with small staples behave like that.

Good to see cans on sale but a bit pricey at 1.80 and it looked a bit chavvy to see spectators with them pitch side.

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Great day out but might be a bit suspect in midwinter!



Nice one Sly And no, it's not so that we can claim cover on all four sides! It was put there specifically to keep Keith, the man who retrieves any balls that go out of the ground at that end, dry in inclement weather.

The dugouts were mentioned, and I did make the same point about their effect on the view when they were installed, but by and large there is plenty of room for anyone who wants to use that side of the ground to see OK. More interesting is that small stand itself, because it used to contain 62 seats in two centrally situated rows of 31, until the ground graders made us take them out so as to provide more covered standing. accommodation. If you noticed where the embankment at the dressing room end has been dug into, a new small stand is being built there to accommodate the seats we were forced to remove.

Having had to play the organ for a 2pm wedding in neighbouring Blidworth where the bride was 10 minutes late I only just made kick-off, so apologies for the absence of the usual team sheets, and also for not being there to greet visitors personally as I would have wished.


jrev61
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Sep 5, 2010, 10:30 PM

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As I am a 'pedant' rather than a 'pendant' I feel I must point out your error!

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Belstone Saturday (0) 2

A.F.C Hertford (0) 2

Herts Co One

Att 23 (Headcount - including a number from Hertford, at least four WAGS)

The programme states Belstone Saturday in big letters, not sure if that is their offical title or not. AFC Hertford maybe well be Hertford Town Reserves, so plenty for the pendants, PC's and "do reserves count men" to mull over. The Herts League with two drop outs already this term, a number of groundsharers / movers, sudo 2nd XI's, one off programmes, plus the do I count Goffs Oak debate must be giving some travellers a torrid time.

Many have been to Medburn Ground, Watling Street, on the club notice board there is a copy of MBT from the FT and a programme review from Programme Monthly. Some say it is a long walk from Radlett Station though it's not one Julia Bradbury would make a programme about and I'm sure Chris would consider it a doddle, it appears to be a very boring one and half mile trek down a Roman Road.

The ground is very good for step 8 - photo's at http://picasaweb.google.com/...dhop/BelstoneHertsCo#

The game was very good, Belstone should have scored early doors, twice really. As the game went on Hertford came back into it. 0-0 at half-time.

The ref and the two linos had drinks on the patio at half-time. They all had good games, infact the ref kicked the game off a tad before three, had 12 minutes for half-time and even with injury time the game was over by 4.46pm. The lady in the bar doing the drinks for the players was slightly put out saying most games kick-off at five past three and usually don't finish much before five. One homester was warned by the referee for telling the linesman to lose weight.

The second period saw Hertford get on top and when they made it 2-0 after 64 minutes it looked like the fat lady was warming up. The homesters then scored in the 82nd and 90th minute to get a draw, which was a fair result. Looking at various stats AFC have had 9 or 10 goal scorers already this season, though some will go when their 7-0 victory over Allenburys is taking out of said stats, strangly many of them did not play yesterday !. Man of the match was Hertford's Masangu Mweteminwa who was commanding at the back and when he was knocked out after getting hit full in the face by a volley he just got up shook his head for a second or two and got on with things. His team tended to call him Mason.

The clubhouse which was not really used by the spectators is the first I have come across that did not sell Bitter, we only sell Lager as there is no call for Bitter in these parts !. A lager Shandy was £3, Coffee was £1 for a mug, Crisps 50p. Admission was £2 but I think I may have been the only person to pay anything. Very nice helpful people.




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David (BAFC)
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Also at this one. Can't fault the report, I'm not sure I've ever seen a team win 3-2 by only "scoring" one goal before!

Were you stood to my left during the second half?


When Charlton beat Sunderland 3-1 in the 02/03 season, Sunderland kindly scored all three of Charlton's goals.


Dave R
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Sep 5, 2010, 11:41 PM

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South Devon League Premier Division
East Allington United 0 Abbotskerswell 6
Att: c20. No admission, prog or badge.

Not as one-sided as the scoreline would suggest but the visitors were very quick in attack and took their chances well, aided by a somewhat hesitant home goalkeeper.

This ground has the smallest seated stand I've seen. It's a wooden covered structure with a fixed wooden bench, accessed by three steps and capable of accommodating five people. It was full throughout the game.

Bacon rolls and burgers were on sale, with tea and coffee.

A very pleasant afternoon out in the South Hams sunshine. Left home at 2pm; back by 5.30.


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Bath City 1-1 Barrow AFC
Conference
Attendance 875
Admission: £9.00 Student
Programme: £2.50

Ground 187 and a very enjoyable one. Fantastic old ground. First off caught the train to Newton Abbot and then onto Bristol Temple Meads and then onto Oldfield park. The walk to the ground took around 10 to 15 minutes. The game was quite poor, Barrow took the lead after 32 minutes when midfielder Mike Pearson volleyed home into the bottom left corner from 12 yards after the ball sat up nicely for him. Into the second half Barrow almost scored a second when Andy Cook forced a fine save from Bath keeper Ryan Robinson after racing clear. The home side levelled on 77 minutes when Marc Canham's corner was headed home from close range by Darren Edwards. With the game kicking off 10 minutes late i had to miss the last few minutes to get back for the train. I arrived back in Devon at 20.21, off back home to Notts tomorrow after a week in Devon.



Also at this, quite possibly one of the worst adverts for non league football ive witnessed, any league fans dropping in to sample 'grass roots' football wouldn't be hurrying back. Bath somehow contrived to actually make Barrow look good for the most part, though at least they understood the concept of attacking, even if the end result was somewhat lacking. Barrow knew how to make the build up look good, but that was it.

You were one of the lucky ones Ben, you didn't endure 90+ minutes of it! The reason for the delayed kick off was apparently due to Barrows coach driver putting the postcode for Bath rugby's ground in his sat-nav, not Twerton Park, thus not arriving at the ground until 2.20pm.

A proper football ground that probably wouldn't be appreciated by a certain Stourbridge fan, which is a shame, as this type of ground has so much more going for it than the identikit stadia that are springing up all over the place, but hey, each to their own.....Tongue

I'd like to see Bath stay up this season, but i fear it's likely to be a season of struggle going on Saturdays performance.


Moorsider
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Stockton T 0 Redcar Athletic 1
Wearside League - Monkwearmouth Cup
Admission £1 No programme

When the winning goal is scored in the 89th minute by a player with dyed peroxide hair, and wearing fluorescent yellow boots, then you know the match was rubbish. If we've seen the winner of this competition, then anyone suggesting this is the best step 7 in the country is 'having a giraffe'.
This large flat pitch was a long way from the dressing rooms, and was a homage to upvc, with brand new post & rail fencing & all round hardstanding.
Over officious refereeing as well contributed to the lack of entertainment.

Also brand new plastic coated goalframes and nets which had been installed on Friday evening.
Ground is at Stockton 6th Form College, Bishopton Road West. There was an "A board" proclaiming Club Cafe open in the Football Foundation Aided block which sold electric assisted beer, hot drinks and other beverages (no chips). Don't think it will rate very highly on "Moorsiders" listing.
There was a "golden oldies" friendly game on the other pitch (100 yards or so away) inside a cinder athletics track which seen from a distance seemed to provide more entertainment than our match.


Kirkbymoorside 3 Annfield Plain 2
Monkwearmouth Charity Cup
Entry £2 Prog £1
Yes Chips and Burgers etc available

Not done Stockton Town yet as they are new to the league so cannot really comment on the catering. As for the match being rubbish, I find that a little surprising as we have had both teams at KMS in last few weeks and Stockton looked a decent side although we beat them 1-0 - suspect they lack a true goalscorer as they have suffered a few narrow defeats. As for Redcar, well they have had a bad run and are usually a good side and one of title favourites but lost three in a row including the 2-1 reverse at our place and that could have been a few more as well. Think that you and "Noprogs" just picked the wrong game and should have been at Kirkby where we just came out on top in a 3-2 thriller after being behind twice against Annfield Plain. The winner came in the fourth minute of stoppage time just as we were resigned to extra time and possibly penalties.



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Games seen this season 169 (Last Season 186)
Last game Bardsey v Boroughbridge
(West Yorks League Cup @ Knaresboro)
Result 5 - 1
Grounds visited 93 (Last Season 83)
New grounds this season 28
Last new ground - Sunderland WE, South Hylton
Goals Seen 624 (Last Season 672)
Red Cards 21 (Last Season 39)
Miles travelled 12710.9 (Last Season 13987.5)


Lad Brookes
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Sep 6, 2010, 2:20 AM

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Dudley Sports 3-4 Ashby Ivanhoe
FA Vase 1st Qualifying Rd
Admission £4, programmes had sold out (apparently the printers had let the club down by only printing 20 rather than the requested 50)
Attendance: Approx 50 (headcount)
There was a tea bar, but I didn't partake.

First hop of the season- fancied a trip to the Black Country for a few local pubs and some decent mild.

The match was pretty good for (I think) Step 6 v Step 7.
At first the home team looked the stronger, but they were a goal down against the run of play fairly early on. They continued to be on top, and got the equaliser they deserved after 15 mins or so, and took the lead again 10 mins later.
Throughout the first half hour, the away players and bench seemed to spend more effort moaning at the officials (who were actually pretty good overall) that concentrating on the football, and once they started playing, they were actually quite good. They levelled it at 2-2 within a few mins of falling behind- 4 goals in the first half hour was certainly value for money!
The second half wasn't quite as frantic, but two more goals for the away team's number 8 (which made his hat-trick), including a superb effort from distance to make it 4-2.
Dudley Sports did pull a goal back in injury time (which worried us as we'd already called our cab), but it was all too late, and Ashby Ivanhoe held on for a win they deserved overall.

A good choice for the first hop of the season!
The pubs were more than decent as well- Vine in Brierley Hill, Olde Swan in Netherton, Britannia in Upper Gornal and Beacon Hotel in Sedgeley, as well as the Anchor and the Wellington while changing trains in Birmingham.

Time to plan the next one- I don't get the chance to do it often as I used to/would like to these days. It'll be tricky for it to live up to Saturday's standard!


royf
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Sep 6, 2010, 7:49 AM

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Gordon
Thanks for the reply and explanation!
I think we indeed speak to Keith who did say this was the reason for the bus shelter but we were not certain whether he was joking or not! Conversation had quickly turned to the wind turbines but I did spend 30 seconds in the shelter to tick it off!

Hope to get back to rennarth soon!



2019/20: Games 7 Goals 21 New grounds 3 New teams 4


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Waterbeach 1 Hundon 1

Cambridgeshire County League, Premier Division
attn 14 f + n Coffee (mug) 50p

Played on the pitch furthest from the dressing rooms which the manager assured me was the normal one used. He also mentioned that this has been turned 90 degrees for this season to allow the old goal areas a season off. This pitch is roped off, flat (whaddya expect this is Cambridgeshire)and while the surface is greening up it was still a hard 'summer' pitch.The only cover is a teen lurking shelter which could have been used in the event of a downpour.

The somewhat distant changing rooms are new -ish (1998) and also house a comfortable club room/tea bar where two ladies dispensed hot drinks and sausage rolls.Toilets are here too, the gents thickly carpeted (!).There must be some accurate chaps in Waterbeach. Shame they weren't playing upfront.



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doktorb
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Sep 6, 2010, 8:50 AM

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Burscough 0 - 1 Retford Utd
Evo Stick Premier

MadMadMadMad


FrownFrownFrownFrown



I was a BIT upset at this result. The head butt helped lighten the mood, granted. Still, having beat Kendal at the last minute (suggesting, SHOCK, we knew how to fight till the end), we clearly assumed that two such battles in a row would be too much for the faithful to understand.

We have GOT to improve. The FA Cup journey next week cannot be our one and only showing this season.

One extra point for the decent sausage and chips on the way home.



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APM 8 Kennington 1 (h/t 5-1)
Kent Co League Div 1 East
Att:22
Adm:Free Prog:Team sheet available for paper chasers

An early evening engagement meant i had to stay local.The day panned out well.My missus was going on a shopping excursion to Maidstone,so she dropped me off at 11.00 am at a beer festival at the East Malling Research Centre.An enjoyable 3 hours was spent here before staggering for 20 mins to the Cobdown Sports & Social Club,Ditton.The venue is an absolute gem & goes back to a bygone era when the major local employer provided superb facilities for the local community,in this case Aylesford Paper Mill,hence APM.The main pitch is fully railed & includes an old wooden stand.Surprised in these health & safety times that you are still allowed in it.Saying that i have never seen so many 'No Smoking' signs in such a confined area!Also, metal mesh barriers have been placed in front of & at the sides,no doubt to stop anyone leaning over & falling out! There are two pitches over an adjacent wall behind the stand,both had matches in progress.A further two pitches were marked out on the side i stood.There was also a hockey match being played,a bowls rink in the distance & a fishing lake towards the motorway (M20).
Yet another incredibly one sided game i have attended this season.Kennington's goal was a total fluke,a cross that was meant to be a cross & certainly not a shot on target! This was their only real attempt on goal for the whole 90 mins.I had a pleasant chat with the APM No.5,Graham Porter before the game.He had played for Margate for several seasons when they were in the Conference & had an injury stricken time at Gravesend also, in season 2003-04.
My good lady wife picked me up from the nearby A20 for the journey home at 4.40 pm & it was job done for this part of the day!



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North Wales Coast Junior Cup 1st Round
Trearddur Bay United 10 Llanrwst United Res 1
Att: 60
Adm/Prog: No (will be issuing next week in Welsh Cup though)
Tea Bar: yes (didn't partake but seemed well stocked and organised)

Anglesey League side Trearddur Bay United are already making a bit of a name for themselves this season through their run in the Welsh Cup and they brutally dismissed their Clwyd League Reserve Division visitors, being 4-0 up inside 10 minutes and 8-0 up at half time. Granted the visitors were poor, but the home side were ruthless in the opening 45 and have a young striker (don't take line ups so I don't know his name) who scored 7.

The ground is in a nice spot almost on the sea front of this most picturesque village which is on Holy Island at the far West of Anglesey. Coming from Valley and Four Mile Bridge, once in Trearddur Bay look for the post office and turn left immediately after, the ground then comes into view on your right. It's fully enclosed, although many watch from the pavement over the low dry stone wall that separates the pitch from the road. Two sides are railed off and the dressing room and car park end has a number of advertising boards attached to plastic uoprights which could easily be roped off if required. The dressing rooms and tea bar are in a very smart buidling in a corner at this end and there is ample car parking also behind this goal. There is also a large puiblic car park immediately opposite the ground. The Waterfront Inn is the club's HQ qhich is also straight over the road and overlooks the ground.

Super spot, very friendly officials and the 2nd 10+ goals in Wales in a week, great stuff!


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Chesham United 5-0 Tiverton Town; Southern League - Premier Division
Admission: £8; Programme: £1.50; Attendance: 340

I made the trip to my third Southern League venue in the southern tip of Buckinghamshire! Chesham were an excellent footballing side, and it could easily have been more than 5, especially as a goal was ruled out in the first half. Some of their approach play really was a joy to watch, and I can see Chesham really establishing themselves at this level if this performance was anything to go by!!

Due to engineering works, I had to get by via a combination of tube, train and foot! Getting the Bakerloo to Harrow & Wealdstone allowed me to tick off the Moon-on-the-Hill in Harrow, a nice but rather small Wetherspoons outlet. As I had plenty of time for my next connection, I sampled two pints here: Welton's Fury and Nethergate Umbel Ale, both well kept. After this, I took another tube, this time on the Watford branch to Croxley, where a brisk walk enabled me to tick off the Sportsman at Croxley Green. Bristol's No. 7 was in great form there! It was a walk down (thankfully!) a rather steep hill, and into the town of Rickmansworth to try the Pennsylvanian (another Spoons). The choice wasn't rather good, four ales were marked as coming soon meaning it was just mainly the usual Wetherspoons standard - so I plumped for an Old Speckled Hen which was OK.

I then made my way on the 'Underground' despite the fact it was all an overground journey! Chesham is about as far as you can get on the tube, but the only place for real ale was the ground itself, and they offered Bombardier and Greene King IPA. Talking to one of the officials there, it's the real ale that sells the most out of any alcoholic drinks they offer! Great to hear!

After purchasing a scarf, pin badge and mug, I watched the game and made my way back to London. As I was on a pre-booked train I could only have another couple of pints before the journey back so it was to Mabel's (near Euston) for a Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay (Good) and the Euston Flyer for an expensive London Pride (OK). Finally I got back to Wakefield for some proper beer in Harry's Bar - White Lion by Bob's Brewing Company which was excellent. Then back to Ponte for a last one in the Broken Bridge, the beer the same name as the pub by Moorhouses which went down well.

An excellent day out, rounded out by texts from my friends telling me Ponte had won 5-0 away and Grimsby had beaten Luton 1-0!!! SUPERB!!!



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An excellent day out, rounded out by texts from my friends telling me Ponte had won 5-0 away and Grimsby had beaten Luton 1-0!!! SUPERB!!!


Looks like all that ale consumption affected your eyesight Eddie Tongue.The mighty Mariners beat Luton 2-0!!



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Chesham United 5-0 Tiverton Town; Southern League - Premier Division
Admission: £8; Programme: £1.50; Attendance: 340

I made the trip to my third Southern League venue in the southern tip of Buckinghamshire! Chesham were an excellent footballing side, and it could easily have been more than 5, especially as a goal was ruled out in the first half. Some of their approach play really was a joy to watch, and I can see Chesham really establishing themselves at this level if this performance was anything to go by!!

I think the beer must be getting to you, Chesham is mid Bucks quite a lot of the county south of it. Bucks goes right down to Burnham and Denham.


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Sept 4th 2010
Ryman Div 1 Nth

Ilford 0-1 Enfield Town H/T 0-0
A decent game saw Enfield get all 3point. In the 1st half Enfield were dangourous getting forward but Ilford did get a couple of chances themselves & the closes to scoring were Enfield Town when they somehow hit the bar from a yardout when he should of scored. Enfield Town got the only goal early in the 2nd half when they scrambled a close range effort home. The away team i thought were the better side in the second half & Ilford did not even test the Enfield Town goalkeeper. In the end deserved the win.


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Glad to see you're back in action, Dave. Will catch up on my return from Mid Wales. Interesting to note major ground development at East Allington since my visit there!




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South Devon League Premier Division
East Allington United 0 Abbotskerswell 6
Att: c20. No admission, prog or badge.

Not as one-sided as the scoreline would suggest but the visitors were very quick in attack and took their chances well, aided by a somewhat hesitant home goalkeeper.

This ground has the smallest seated stand I've seen. It's a wooden covered structure with a fixed wooden bench, accessed by three steps and capable of accommodating five people. It was full throughout the game.

Bacon rolls and burgers were on sale, with tea and coffee.

A very pleasant afternoon out in the South Hams sunshine. Left home at 2pm; back by 5.30.



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FA Vase 1st Round Qualifying

Cobham 1 Rye United 2

Ent Fee £5 Prog £1

Att est 35

This had to be done today it seems Rye clubhouse burnt down club not sure where the will play next.



Also at this one although my £5 entry fee included the glossy programme which was quite a decent production for this level.

I went by train and its a good 25-30min hike from the station.

A so so sort of game I thought, Rye certainly looked the better team throughout and should have won more comfortably, ahead on 51 mins only for slack defending to let Cobham in for an equaliser before Danny Leach slipped the ball past the onrushing keeper for the winner.

A basic ground as you would expect at this level, just a small metal stand on the halfway line and a bit of basic shelter behind each goal although at one end you'd have to watch through the netting.

Shame about the idiot on the PA and the awful 'music' we had to endureUnsure


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Chesham United 5-0 Tiverton Town; Southern League - Premier Division
Admission: £8; Programme: £1.50; Attendance: 340

I made the trip to my third Southern League venue in the southern tip of Buckinghamshire! Chesham were an excellent footballing side, and it could easily have been more than 5, especially as a goal was ruled out in the first half. Some of their approach play really was a joy to watch, and I can see Chesham really establishing themselves at this level if this performance was anything to go by!!

I think the beer must be getting to you, Chesham is mid Bucks quite a lot of the county south of it. Bucks goes right down to Burnham and Denham.

so Andy what county is Berkhamsted Hemel Hempstead Bovingdon Tring in then if you say that Chesham is in mid Bucks as they are the next towns and they are a lot closer than Burnham Denham



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11am...

Football League Youth Alliance Cup ~ Southern Section Group 5

Millwall U18s 1
(48)
Southend United U18s 1
(84)

Venue: Millwall FC Training Ground, Calmont Road.
Att: 70

I think a draw was a fair result as both sides worked hard during this round-robin cup match.

3pm...

Kent League ~ Premier Division

Beckenham Town 3
(33pen,81,90)
Erith & Belvedere 2
(6,51pen)

Admission: £7
Programmes: Yes (think they were a quid)
Att: 95

This was a great game to watch, with Beckenham fully deserving the three points as Erith's second was never a penalty.



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Also at this one. Can't fault the report, I'm not sure I've ever seen a team win 3-2 by only "scoring" one goal before!

Were you stood to my left during the second half?


When Charlton beat Sunderland 3-1 in the 02/03 season, Sunderland kindly scored all three of Charlton's goals.


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Portsmouth Royal Navy 6 Brockenhurst Reserves 3

INCLUDING A FIRST HALF PENALTY HATRICK but will post elsewhere about that

First game this season just around the corner from me.

Report and pics at...

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interesting blog of virtually no games (apart from the one your not going to count !) a pic of some blurred pin badges and some old news. Super stuff




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i knew as soon as i saw ur post davy it would be sarcastic.....

havent hopped for a year..... have my readers and im happy as they are!!!

it really is interesting whether it be my lack of games or lack of interest in my blog i always get something sarcy lol!!!!

As long as i like it thats fine by me


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interesting blog of virtually no games (apart from the one your not going to count !) a pic of some blurred pin badges and some old news. Super stuff



Your only being sarcy because you couldn"t name the badges . No top marks for you Davina .



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2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(0-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-2 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-3(Act 4- Frosinone new ground)./ Iberia = P = 0-1 & S = 0-0.

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nice one Hoddy!!


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Kidsgrove 2 Quorn 1 HT: 1-0 ATT 181 Entrance £7 kids free Prog £2 Uni Div 1 South

2-1 flattered Quorn. Kidsgrove were very impressive. Liam Shotton is the best player I've seen at this level. He is going to cause havoc in Unibond defences. Combine this with the speed and goalscoring ability of Dave Walker and Kidsgrove will be the team to beat this season. It proves to be a very competitive division with Barwell and Newcastle starting where they left off last season.



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KnowYourMarket
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Sep 7, 2010, 1:20 PM

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I'm inspired, so I'm going to write a blog on my favourite pieces of canal art I own.

www.bargepaintings.blogspot.com



Last ground visited(update requested by Spud): Wellington . New grounds 18/19: 38

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Woops - That was a typo!! I knew we had won 2-0! I was actually fairly sober considering!



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Well, it was towards the bottom of my map!! So I classed it as the Southern part! Just like Goole is on the Eastern tip of the West Riding Wink



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www.bargepaintings.blogspot.com


You'd be better off composing your list of Scandinavian conquests.


KnowYourMarket
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First tick last night, Sandi Toksvig. Debbie will be jealousTongue



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Who is Debbie Toksvig?


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Who is Debbie Toksvig?



You"ll probably remember him/her as Derek Toksvig ?



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2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(0-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-2 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-3(Act 4- Frosinone new ground)./ Iberia = P = 0-1 & S = 0-0.

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Blimey Nick, does she now bat for Lancashire? Every credit mate, lost cause that one I'd have said....Wink


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CSWPL Division 1 West

Penryn Athletic (1) 6 Truro City Reserves (0) 0
Att: 55
Ad: £3
Prog: 24 pages free with ad. (v. poor, apart from teams, no match related write ups, only 2 pages of home club history)
Can of coke: £1



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Burton Albion 3-0 Hereford United
Walker 27, Harrad 31, Penn 46
Football League Two
Attendance 2,556 (c.150 away)

After losing for the first time in the league this season last weekend at Cheltenham, Burton were looking to bounce back with victory against a Hereford side that had scored just once all season.

Hereford lined up with a very negative 5-3-2 formation, with not even the full backs looking like pushing forwards. The Brewers returned to 4-4-2 with Richard Walker getting his first start since the 14th of November.

Burton had much of the early possession but failed to make any chances until the 13th minute when Shaun Harrad had a vicious strike tipped over by Adam Bartlett. From the corner Darren Moore’s header was comfortably caught by Bartlett. Hereford rarely threatened to open the score but Joe Colbeck was unfortunate to slip after rounding Nathan Stanton who subsequently limped off with a hamstring injury and was replaced by former Bulls legend Tony James. Mathieu Manset had a great chance to fire Hereford in front but for some reason opted to drive with his left foot rather than his right and fired wide from the edge of the area. Walker’s first chance of the game came from a low Aaron Webster cross which Walker attempted to flick around the corner but caught his standing foot and the ball bounced away. The Brewers took the lead in the 27th minute as John McGrath’s free kick was knocked down into the path of Walker, who turned and shot low past Bartlett much to the delight of the players and fans especially as it was Walker’s first goal for just over 9 months. A few minutes later and woeful defending cost Hereford the 2nd as they lost possession deep in their own half Webster then played an inch perfect ball over the top of the static back line and Harrad calmly rolled the ball past Bartlett. Amadou Rabihou had two chances for the bulls as he first forced Adam Legzdins to tip over a dipping effort and then fired over the bar. Bartlett saved his team from going three down late in the first half as Shaun Harrad struck a powerful shot from the edge of the area, Bartlett did well to block the shot but it struck the head of Walker and seemed destined to go in only for Bartlett to react superbly the knock the ball away to safety. Burton went in a comfortable 2-0 up at half time in this heated encounter, with Colbeck possibly fortunate to stay on the pitch as he appeared stamp out at John McGrath, while Lunt claimed McGrath had kicked out at him early on and Lunt subsequently launched a nasty challenge on the same man later but somehow escaped a caution.


HT 2-0

Within a minute of the restart more comical defending gifted Burton a 3rd, as Hereford once again lost possession deep in their own half, Russ Penn ran at the defence and fired a shot which appeared to be sailing just wide only to take a heavy deflection off Richard Rose and fly into the top. Walker went close to goal number 4 as he turned through 3 players and stabbed his effort goalwards only to be blocked by Bartlett and the rebounded effort went into the side netting. Substitute looked lively when he came on and a powerful drive was well kept out by Legzdins. Walker went even closer a few minutes later as he turned his man on the edge of the area and bent a lovely effort goalwards but his shot struck the post and bounced across goal to Harrad who was denied by the once more underprotected Bartlett. Burton had to finish the game with 10 men as Darren Moore went in for a challenge with Sam Malsom and was tackled mid-flight and flew head first into an advertising hoarding, Malsom ran away with the ball and attempted to chip an out of position Legzdins but the ball drifted wide.

FT 3-0

Burton thoroughly deserved the three points against a very poor Hereford side. This Hereford side were the worst football league team I’ve ever seen, Even the Hereford fans broke into the songs of ‘we’re not very good’ and ‘we’re *bleep* and we know we are.’ Promising signs for the Brewers who sit in their highest ever league position but Rotherham away will be a much bigger test next week.


Was also at this One taking a chance to knock off a League ground on my way back from Holiday in Yorkshire. Previously visited old ground at Eton Park. Enjoyable day out, Burton fully deserved the points and look to have assembled a decent squad this season.



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FA Vase, first round qualifying, 3pm

Bromyard Town 2 Continental Star 6 (H/T 0-2)

Entry - £5

Programme - 44 pages, £1, includes static colour photos of stand and clubhouse

Crowd - approx 45 (not yet checked)

I decided to miss my first Oxford Utd home game of the season (I was as surprised as anyone else to discover they had won 4-0) to go to a fairly remote part of England that was ideal for going to on a day when there was no danger of a postponement. This Vase tie seemed ideal as I had not seen the visitors in action before.

Bromyard is served by buses from Worcester and Hereford, and I chose the former as it is cheaper to get to from London than Hereford.
I travelled on the 12.05 bus from Worcester bus station, arriving in Bromyard with over 2 hours to spare before kick-off. The town is a delightful, hilly place which has a Doctor Who exhibition (possibly permanent, although I decided not to pay the £6 entry fee) in the town centre. A dry cleaning shop has a 'retro' front, complete with an old packet of persil with a price of 50 and a half pence on it. This would have seemed very expensive to me at the time, which must have been just before the halfpence was abolished in the early 1980's.

The football ground is a 10 minute walk from the Pump Street bus stop, and I was impressed with Delahay Park, which seems to have had a lot of investment in recent years. There is a concrete cantilever stand with five rows of seats, plus a small shelter on the far side. A modern brick and dressing-room complex is situated on the half-way line. There is a brick turnstile building, plus plenty of grass banking behind one goal. A narrow metal railing surrounds the pitch, which is a bygone feature seldom found at grounds these days. Another pitch is located closer to the town centre, and may have been the club's former ground.

The visitors looed fitter and faster and ran out comfortabe winners. Nearly all of their team are of ethnic origin, and it will be interesting to see if they can get into the Midland Alliance in the near future.

Fortunately the game ended early (16.47) and I was able to catch the 16.56 bus back to Worcester, rather than the last one at 6.15pm, which I had expected to be on regardless of whether or not extra-time had been played.


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A dry cleaning shop has a 'retro' front, complete with an old packet of persil with a price of 50 and a half pence on it.


When I was a single chap in HM Forces the washing powder box that you looked out for in the Married Quarters windows was always OMO.


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Saturday 4th September
Isthmian league Division 1 North
Cheshunt (1)1 Brentwood Town (2)3 KO 3:00 Att’ce 195
Entrance £7 Programme £2 Tea 60p

The lad and I went to this one on Saturday. The early exchanges suggested that Brentwood would overwhelm the hosts, but gradually Cheshunt came into the game and played their part in an entertaining encounter. Brentwood took the lead after only 2 minutes through Dee Okojie when his looping shot found the net. Cheshunt were level after 24 minutes when Darren Williams hit the bar with a header and the rebound was tucked away by Iian Salt. Three minutes of added time were on the clock at the end of the first half when Brentwood took the lead for the second time through a short range shot by Anthony Ryan.

The second half, although not as lively as the first was still entertaining despite the fact that the hosts were left with a mountain to climb seconds into the second half when Ryan blocked a Cheshunt defenders clearance and slotted home the loose ball. Brentwood were worthy winners over the 90 minutes, also hitting the woodwork on two further occasions. But fair play to Cheshunt who had their moments and with better finishing could have made the contest somewhat closer.

What follows is no reflection on Cheshunt FC because as a whole I found them to be a very friendly club. But the spectacle was spoilt somewhat by two skinhead thugs in their 30’s who not only gave the officials voluble and unwarranted verbal abuse of the most explicit kind but also went out of their way to try to pick a fight with the Brentwood bench and their vocal fans behind the goal.

To add to this disgraceful behaviour one of the thugs had his three children with him, one of whom was a boy of about 8 or 9 who for a time chanted, “the referee’s a w***er” with the obvious encouragement of his thugish dad. Five minutes from time he told his children to walk round to the other side of the pitch “in case it kicks off”. At the final whistle, whilst the lad and I made our way towards the exit, both thugs made their way towards the Brentwood fans. I don’t know what the outcome of this was but their behaviour certainly took some enjoyment away from an otherwise pleasant day.



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Chorley2002
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Sep 11, 2010, 9:43 PM

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Essex Olympian Football League
Senior Division League Cup 1st Round
Thurrock Reserves 0 Burnham Ramblers Reserves 1
Admission Free
No programme

Played on the Thurrock FC training pitch (there are two pitches here) and was only able to be entered today by walking through the main Thurrock FC ground and going through a door at the end of the large covered side terrace. As I saw it this was the only way in from that ground (maybe others, but I couldn't see them) and the gate from the outside car park was locked.

A very dull game and easily the worst seen this season so far. Two teams of youngsters who I can't help thinking might be getting knocked about a bit by more experienced players that compete at this level.
A drab first half was goalless. The only goal of the game came early in the second half and from then on I was hoping that the visitors would either put the game out of reach or that the poor standard of football put on by Thurrock (in fact both sides today) would ensure that no leveller was forthcoming and I would be spared another half an hour of this dross. Fortunately I got my wish, even though the referee did add a bit of injury time.

Got away from here as quickly as possible and drove straight to Mayesbrook Park to watch the last half an hour of:

Eton Manor 3 Southill Alexander 0
FA Vase.

All the goals had been scored by the time I got here. From what I saw Eton Manor was easily the better side and never gave their opponents anytime on the ball at all. Southill did go close once in the time I was there.
The home side looked deserved winners and as they are one of my local sides I would love to see them have a bit of a run in this competition.

A clip from this game have been uploaded onto You Tube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBqqVOdEp_U


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Tractor Boy
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Sep 12, 2010, 10:00 PM

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RITTERKLUB JETTE 2-2 RWD MOLENBEEK 2003
Brabant Division 4D
Att: 120 approx
Entry: €3
No programme or team sheet
Club Fixture Book: €3

Situated barely a 10 minute stroll from the Stade Roi Baudouin it is easy to miss the Heymbosch Sportcentre home to Jette's smaller club RITTERKLUB. I'd visited the ground a couple of years ago during the summer just for a beer as the clubhouses seem to be permanently open. The centre has three pitches with the main central pitch being astroturf. The neat thing about the pitches is that they share covered accomodation. The two covered seating areas run parallel to the touchline and have seats facing in opposite directions. A simple but neat idea.

As for the game? The home team twice took the lead only to be pegged back and ultimately have victory snatched away from them with the last kick of the game. The visitors had most of the support perhaps befitting a club borne out of the demise of one of Brussels big sides and it should be interesting to see what their 'home' in the village of Asse is like.


dottirofhod
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Sep 12, 2010, 10:30 PM

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The visitors had most of the support perhaps befitting a club borne out of the demise of one of Brussels big sides and it should be interesting to see what their 'home' in the village of Asse is like.


They play in Bekkerzeel , couple of miles E of Asse .



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Chapeltom
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Sep 12, 2010, 11:23 PM

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On another point I think this is the largest Where Did You Go possibly ever and I started the thread Cool

Just found I created the biggest ever thread in Ground Hopping General and 2nd biggest in Where Are You Going, I'm a sad **** Tongue


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Mishi
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Sep 12, 2010, 11:33 PM

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Get a life mate!

Damn! It's even longer now! ;-)



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