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DanBlazey
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Dec 11, 2010, 5:16 PM

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Location: St Austell, Cornwall
Team(s): St Blazey, Bradford (Park Avenue)

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Cornwall Senior Cup 2nd Round: Pendeen Rovers 1-2 Sticker

Admission £2 including programme

Coffee 50p (absolutely enormous!)

Attendance: around 50 with about 15 from Sticker


With St Blazey's pitch still frozen, I jumped at the chance to get in another Combination League ground, this time down on the Land's End Peninsula. As with many other grounds in this area, it's high up providing panoramic views of the Atlantic.

Not too much in the way of facilities here, and it was sad to see the clubhouse not open, but it's a nice little ground nonetheless.

Pendeen went ahead on 16 mins through a penalty, and despite much Sticker pressure it took until the 86th minute for them to equalise. With extra time looming, Sticker put the tie to bed in the 2nd minute of stoppage time.

I believe this puts Sticker through to the last 16 and a chance of a tie with one of the Cornish "big boys".



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Tim
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Dec 11, 2010, 5:32 PM

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Brockworth Albion 4 Stroud 3 (Gloucester Senior Amateur Cup (North) Round 3) Att: 21 (h/c)

This was a hugely entertaining game, played by two teams who had both quality and the desire to play good football. Brockworth led twice but were pegged back twice in the first half; they also had two goals disallowed in the space of a minute. It could easily have been 4-4 at half time. The home side then took the lead straight from the kick off, survived some good pressure, added a fourth then conceded with a quarter of an hour to play. Super stuff, and how good to see Gloucester legend Chris Burns in the Albion back four at the grand old age of 42. Apparently he began his career at Brockworth as a 15 year old. His son was playing up front.

Stroud FC.

Were once Newton Heath, but were taken over by a group of players from Stroud, who hope to find a ground nearer home as soon as possible. At present, they are based in Bishops Cleeve. They are a very young side and if they stay together and find a decent striker, will be awesome in a year or two.

The Brockworth Question.

Where do they play? Well, this game took place at Mill Lane Playing Fields, 150 yards down the road from their normal base at the rugby club, this being the ground they used in the County League in the nineties, and it was the first time the first team had played there for many a long year. Apparently they have never played at the nearby school. Mill Lane Playing Fields was their former ground before County League days. As far as I can work out, the sequence went: Mill Lane Playing Fields; Mill Lane Rugby Club; Fairlawn Country Club; Parton Road, Churchdown; Imjim Barracks; and now back to the Rugby Club. The Playing Fields are normally home to the reserves and thirds.

All of which means I still haven't finished the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League and I must pay a visit to see a game at the Rugby Club. After today, it will be a pleasure. And many thanks to Ciderjon for his help today.


hampshirelad
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Dec 11, 2010, 5:33 PM

Posts: 366
Location: Southampton
Team(s): Eastleigh, Inverness CT, Forres Mechanics, Borussia Monchengladbach

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Ryman league division one south

A2b stadium
Worthing 2 - 0 burgess hill town

Adm 9
Prog 2 (very good)

Good game by worthing who sat several places below burgess before this, not that you could have told.

Surprisingly good stadium and 5 mins walk from station



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jambo_fever
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Dec 11, 2010, 5:50 PM

Posts: 645
Location: Londinium
Team(s): Hearts, Morecambe, Villarreal, 1899 Hoffenheim, Wakefield Wildcats (RL)

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Devon FA Premier Cup 3rd Round:

BOCA Seniors 7-1 Exmouth Town
(@ Tarka Tennis Centre)

Admission/Programme: None
Food: Available from Tennis Centre (sandwiches, etc)
Attendance: 45 (h/c)

This was my 100th ever football match. What a shambles. Firstly on the set-up. Its actually better than I was expecting. Food and drinks available in the Tennis Centre and then you walk through to the back of the centre where there are two pitches, the one on the right is the main pitch as it has dugouts by the side. It was roped off down one side and there are grass banks to sit/stand on and get a good view. A decent venue to visit in the summer - who knows why I've gone mid-December.

Now for the game. I have no idea how this game got the go-ahead. The pitch was a mud bath and even in the first few minutes the ball was getting stuck in the mud, that was before the pitch started getting cut up. Exmouth also only started with 10 men, one was late and came on on 43 minutes. Both sides lost discipline as the referee lost control totally. I counted 5 off the ball incidents from neck grabs, kicks and punches which the referee was oblivious to. The two club linemen were also poor, blatantly cheating with offsides and towards the end, the ref made every call himself.

BOCA brushed aside Exmouth to set up a Quarter-Final with Budleigh. Hard to gauge how bad Exmouth are as it was clear they really weren't up for this and in the 2nd half, their manager even went for a walk not watching the match. I'm glad I don't watch this level of football every week.



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Steelback
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Dec 11, 2010, 5:54 PM

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Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division
Totton & Eling 1 Christchurch 3
#909
Attendance 75ish
Admission £5
Programme £2 (printed on glossy paper with lots of colour)

Completed the Wessex League again with visit, pitch was in excellent condition and they've played all weekends when the weather has been bad (they would have played last weekend but for the kneejerk blanket postponement by the league). Ground was OK but the 'seating' in the stand needs improving as it is currently just big slabs of plywood with very little leg room.

The Contractors were working on the AFC Totton ground next door lengthening the pitch. There is a big stand (which wouldn't provide much cover from the elements as it's very open) & cover down the othr side but not a lot else to be honest & you can easily look over the fence surrounding the ground if you're over 6 foot.



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sandhurstbee
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Dec 11, 2010, 6:03 PM

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Having had to miss Brentfords excellent win at Southampton due to wifes dinner dance tonight I settled for something a bit more local with a 2.00PM Kick Off and saw Crowmarsh Gifford 0 Harwell Village 3 - North Berks League, No Admission, No Programme, No Refreshments (Went in the Queens Head before the game) - A well deserved win for the visitors who took the lead in the 7th minute after a break down the right saw the ball played into the Harwell forward to side foot past the keeper. Crowmarsh played a short passing game but Harwells more direct game was much better suited to the muddy pitch and they duly doubled their lead after 25 minutes when another break down the right saw a cross pulled back behind the Home Defence for the Visiting forward to hammer home for a 2-0 Half Time Lead, 2nd Half went in the same pattern though tempers were becoming frayed but apart from a disallowed effort for offside after 67 minutes Crowmarsh did not really look like scoring and Harwell sewed the game up in the dying moments when a through ball set the forward clear on a One on One with the keeper and there was only ever going to be One result, 3-0 and a well deserved victory. Not a lot at Crowmarsh but there are some benches alongside the pitch which afforded a good view of the game.



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davidp
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Dec 11, 2010, 6:22 PM

Posts: 866
Location: Staffordshire
Team(s): Leek Town, Abbey Hulton United, Norton Utd (RIP), Brighton and Stoke City

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Llansanffraid Village 4 Tywyn Bryncrug 1 Spar Mid Wales League HT: 0-1 ATT: circa 40 Entry £2 no prog Bar with Sky but no tea/coffee.
at Treflan.

I wanted this ground as the one time I planned to watch TNS here, the pitch was waterlogged. The newly formed Llansanffraid Village FC play here in the third tier. (the spelling often contains a 't' - this however is an English 't' and not much welcome)
Nice ground with two stands - a behind the goal 350 seater and a side 100 odd seater. It looks like the ground has gone to seed a bit - I don't know how a village side can even afford to turn the floodlights on.

The first half was fairly bad with little decent football to show. Tywyn surprised by getting a deservedly lead before the break. They capitulated in the second half, though, as Llansanffraid change into a higher gear and won very convincingly, with some really good play.



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hipkissexpress
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Dec 11, 2010, 6:32 PM

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Location: North Wales
Team(s): Everton

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Cymru Alliance
Cefn Druids 1-1 Llandudno
Admission £5
Programme £1.50
Attendance 121

Stayed local this week and, with the thaw in North Wales, there were plenty of games to choose from. I opted for a visit to 'The Rock' the new home of Cefn Druids. It's been well covered on this forum, but I have to add that, as new builds go, I was rather impressed with the set-up.

The home side took the lead after 8 minutes when Ashley Wilson tapped home after a good cross from Tom Obasi. Overall though the first half was pretty even. The Druids had plenty of opportunities to extend their lead, likewise Llandudno had chances to level, including hitting the upright.

The second was dominated by Llandudno as they sought an equaliser, though they rarely troubled the home 'keeper with their attempts. One effort that was on target, a superb turn and shot from Alec Williams, crashed the underside of the crossbar and bounced out to safety. Eventually they got their reward as Tony Cann levelled. A shot was saved by the keeper but it spun up, and was probably going to roll in, but Cann got the final touch to the ball before it went over the line, just to make sure.

In the final few moments both sides had chances to nick a winner, but i'd say a draw was a fair result.



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APL
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Dec 11, 2010, 6:34 PM

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West Sussex League Premier Division 2pm
West Chiltington 4 Southwater 1 att.12
No admission or programme.

This was 3rd v bottom, with the hosts taking the lead on 7 minutes and adding a second on 31 minutes.
The game was all over a couple of minutes into the second half when a corner was headed in at the near post, with it 4-0 with 7 minutes left, then the visitors got their consolation with a header that looped over the keeper.
WC could have won it by a much bigger margin but for countless saves by the Southwater keeper, many unorthodox, choosing to save with his feet if at all possible.
Basic venue, shared with cricket, with an overhang on the pavilion offering cover, although it was some way from the pitch.
The pitch was roped off and is away to the left if looking from the pavilion.
Although they don't do programmes, i believe they have had a 'pirate' issued for them, although whether they knew anything about it i wouldn't know.
Nice to get back to a game on grass and played at a reasonable 8 degrees.



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Noah's Dad
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Dec 11, 2010, 6:40 PM

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Essex Premier Cup Third Round

at Robletts Way, Wormingford, Essex

Wormingford Wanderers (0) Frenford Senior (0)1

Admission: N/A Programme: None Attendance: 15 Tea: 50p (help yourself)

Disppointing game between mid-table Essex & Suffolk Border Wormy and top of the table Olympian League Frenford. A lot of niggle and little skill was the fare for much of the afternoon although what was a surprise was just how good Wormingford looked against a side they thought would come and batter them. Frenford won with almost the last kick ofthe game and this was a little harsh on Wormingford. Basic ground in a sleepy village 8 miles from Sudbury and 8 from Colchester. Roped off with two blue dugouts and little else other than an old shed used as the tea bar and two adjoining portacabins for the dressing rooms.





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Red Robbo
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Dec 11, 2010, 7:17 PM

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Herts County League - Premier Division
Lemsford (0) 2, Letchworth Garden City Eagles (2) 3
Admission / programme £2 (including a free cup of tea!)
Attendance 8

Played at Welwyn Sports Field, home to Lemsford FC since their promotion a few years back. The pitch looked in very good condition considering the recent weather, allowing both sides to concentrate on the football. Lemsford are struggling at the basement of the division and every point is needed in their current plight. Visitors Letchworth LGE are maintaining a healthy pace at the top of the division after promotion last season. The match proved that despite their position Lemsford could match the visitors and will feel disappointed not to have taken any points from the game.
After creating but not taking some good opportunities during the first half they went in 0-2 down but could consider themselves unfortunate. In the second period Lemsford pulled a goal back early and consistently began to trouble the Letchworth defence. An equaliser was well deserved but not content with that they went for the winner. Not to be I'm afraid as Letchworth scored a late winner on the break and held on for all three points. Good game to watch and if Lemsford can produce this sort of performance more often then they will start picking up points and pull themselves away from the drop zone.



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BSYCOB WATCHER
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Dec 11, 2010, 7:20 PM

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GATE 35
WALTON COURT WERE JUST A BUNCH OF C..TS HIDING BE HIND THERE COLOUR REF DID VERY WELL BUT SAID AFTER THE GAME IF HE DID ANYTHING TO UPSET THEM IT MIGHT START A FREE FOR ALL AND HE WAS SCARED WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO HIM AFTER THE GAME.



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hills19
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Dec 11, 2010, 7:25 PM

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Plymouth Parkway 1 - 4 Bodmin (FA Vase 3rd round)- AET

Decisions today included first whether I went to watch Saltash at Hayle, I decided not too then I looked into either Dawlish, St Austell or Parkway. Dawlish and St Austell would have been grounds I hadn't been too before and the longest trip I would have taken as a neutral, well not quite if you include the Wigan v Villa game but that wasn't planned. Decided to not visit Dawlish or St Austell although hope to get to St Austell later in the season.
I didn't arrive until 35-40 minutes in. I didn't wait long to see my first highlights though as within minutes, there were two red cards both to Parkway before the half time whistle, at which point the score was still 0-0.

The second half and Bodmin took the lead after a close range strike but the nine men weren't going to drop and they deserved their equaliser not long before the end of the 90, a header found its way over the keeper and into the net. So into extra time, Bodmin scored with a shot before another red card to Parkway, 2-1 was how the first half of extra time finished. In the second half of extra time, Bodmin made it 3-1. This was game over with Parkway only having eight players on the pitch so I made my way home early so missed the fourth goal as did others who also knew it was game over.


Ostrich
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Dec 11, 2010, 7:27 PM

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Evo-Stik Northern Division 1 South
Romulus 5 Lincoln United 1
Admission reduced to £5 for this game, Programme £1, Fruit Pastilles from the shop just outside the ground 48p.
Attendance 94 per the website.
Weather – positively balmy after the last two weeks, but quite a cold breeze nevertheless.
Ground – heavy after the thaw, and cut up a fair bit during the game.

A comfortable win for the home side after Lincoln had thrown caution to the winds in the second half in an attempt to get back into the game, taking off a central defender and going with 3 at the back - and duly paid the price for it.
Romulus took the lead through Johnson after 14 mins, calmly stroking the ball to the keeper’s right, but the first half was a fairly tame affair with no real goalmouth action until the last five minutes when Lincoln had two good efforts saved by Exall in the Romulus goal.
Lincoln started a much more entertaining second half where they had left off, but it was Romulus’s Marcus Brown who made it 2-0, bursting through to fire home after 50 mins.
McDaid headed in a corner to pull one back after 60 mins, following a rather inexplicable bit of refereeing after a Lincoln defender had merely fallen over during a Romulus attack and the man in black had stopped play. He decided to restart the game with an uncontested dropped ball, Romulus pushing the ball back to the Lincoln keeper. Quite where that came from, I’m not sure - at the very least, in my view, as Romulus had been in a good position, it should have been a contested dropped ball.
Anyway, Romulus restored the two goal advantage 5 mins later, Brown scoring his second in a scramble after the Lincoln keeper had dropped the ball, and Ashley Jackson made it 4-1 after 85 mins with a superb trademark 65 yard run, shrugging off three defenders before forcing the ball past the keeper. The final score came in the 88th minute, Brown completing his hat-trick from close range, with the goal being given by the referee despite the linesman flagging for some misdemeanour or other.
A welcome three points for Romulus to take them a bit higher into the NPL1S comfort zone, but full marks to Lincoln for never giving up the fight.


redcardreco
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Dec 11, 2010, 7:39 PM

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Evo stik first divsion north
Chorley 1 v Garforth 2
oh bugger

not the best day really I fancied a trip to seaside if the pitch inspection had failed but was left with Garforth visiting VP
Dull first half and Garforth took the league the second half before we eqaulized Shelton Payne hit the post on 91 minutes before the broke and got the winner.
Only good news of the day was Radcliffe win at Chester :)



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simonblues
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Dec 11, 2010, 7:42 PM

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Sat 11 December - Mid Comb Premier
Brocton 0-0 Walsall Wood Att 34 (website) £4, free prog.

This was the third ground I called at on my journey up the A34 today. Travellers should note that pitch at Broctons (reasonably new) ground was in excellent condition after having some surface water on friday. Unfortunately there is no bar or ground telephone number but a possible visit here should be bourne in mind during the winter months. Tea bar available and they had bothered to produce a (reduced size) programme. Quite a few chances in a reasonable game, could have gone either way. Really nice people, well done Brocton staff for saving me a wasted afternoon.
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Dr Love
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Dec 11, 2010, 7:50 PM

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Welton Rovers 3-3 Barnstaple Town
Western Premier


Admission: £5
Programme: £1
Tea: 80p (proper cup)
Attendance: 55

Decided to head westwards even though the game at Cadbury Heath was off. Knew Paulton was on, but decided to head a bit lower down instead. Larkhall off, Odd Down no reply, so off to Welton passing by Odd Down on the way.

Ground is walled in, but effectively free access to walk through needing three men on the various gates. Decent sized car park behind one goal, all spectator facilities down one side with the rest uncovered hard standing. Good clubhouse with separate function room and skittles. Tea bar opened to the outside, but most were served through the doorway into the bar. A randomly put together stand is next to this and behind the dugouts. Wooden bench seating is noticeably sloped from one end to the other. A bit of covered standing before an area closed for asbestos. Beyond this is some uncovered terracing, looks like a structure stood behind this at one point. A playground completes the ground behind the other goal.

Pitch not in great shape, but the game as it wore on made up for it. Welton out of the blocks the quickest, early goals in both halves meant they lead 2-0 with 25 minutes to play. They had a majority of chances, but didn't make full use of them. They gifted a goal back, before quickly going 3-1 up.

The next saw protests about the refereeing from the Barnstaple #14, not too sure what that was about - the ref had given the decision to award them a goal. The last was an excellent free kick from 25 yards. A frantic finish, Welton having the best chances again and really should have gone on to win. One of the best ended up hitting a van and setting its alarm off.


sjosta
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Dec 11, 2010, 7:59 PM

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Some Northern Premier Division Cup or other
Burscough 2 Bradford PA 3 (Leadbetter 10, Byers 27; Savory 42, 87, Chikka 90)
Attendance 172 (h/c)
Admission £8
Programme £2 (printed on glossy paper with lots of colour)

Burscough quick out the traps with a lightning first half hour. Caught and overwhelmed by a determined Avenue team, with their winner on 90mins (before the standard 4 mins added time). Byers instrumental in both the Burscough goals, threading a defence splitting diagonal ball from the half way line on the left, and scoring the second himself with a shot from the edge of the box. Burscough disappeared after that, and I don't think they came out for the second half!




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splodge
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:05 PM

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Fareham Town 4-1 Fawley

Att: 71
Admission: £6
Prog: 44 pages £1
Tea: 80p

After the fixture farce this week, all at Cams waited with trepidation to see what opponents actually turned up but it was those we were last of the 4 we were informed we were playing that did.

As the annoying Ronseal ads go on the tele. "exactly as it says on the tin." After conceding a 6th minute goal, Fareham equalised within a minute and dominated the rest of the first half scoring twice more and having several more efforts well saved or just wide.

2nd half was more even but it wasnt until it was 4-1 that Fawley got into the game and had 2 free kicks late on which hit the top of the crossbar and the ball subsequently scrambled clear.

After 2 weeks without a game it was pleasing to get the points today to keep up with the leaders.



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Dec 11, 2010, 8:17 PM

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League 2

Burton 3 Southend 1

Add £13 Att:- 2604

yet another woeful display by Southend. Conference here we come.


osborne
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:17 PM

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Chester FC 2 Radcliffe Borough 3 Northern Premier League Divison 1 North.
Admission £10/£7
Programme £2.50
Tea £1.20
Attendance 2153.

It was so nice today having a choice of fixtures for the first time in a few weeks. I decided to re-finish the Northern Premier League and visit Chester. Parking next to the ground was £1 and there was plenty of space. Pin badges sold for £2 in the club shop and everyone seemed happy and jolly. I have to say it's strange watching this level of football at a ground with these facilities, three seated stands and a terrace behind the goal. I sat in the main stand, near the half way line and the view was excellent. Lots of well behaved children at the ground which makes a pleasant change. The game was superb. In the first 20 minutes Radcliffe played all the best football and took the lead. This spurred Chester on and they equalised on 38 minutes from a header by Michael Wilde. The second half was just as entertaining with Radcliffe scoring again, this time it was a superb strike by their number 2. He scored from at least 35 yards out after good work by their number 10. 2 minutes later another headed goal by Wilde saw Chester equalise. Both teams really went for the win and both had great chances to score. It was 90+3 when Radcliffe won the game after more good work by the number 10, who pulled the ball back for another player to score. The Chester fans around were disappointed but appluaded Radcliffe off the pitch, it's nice to see that happening. The only down side of the visit was the length of time it took to get away from the ground, surely the road planners could have put in a better raod system to help fans get back to the town centre. I really enjoyed my trip out. Radcliffe had two of the best players I've seen this season. The number 10 and number 5 had superb games against very good opposition.


Leyther_Matt
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:22 PM

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Cefn Druids 1-1 Llandudno
Admission £5
Programme £1.50
Attendance 121

Stayed local this week and, with the thaw in North Wales, there were plenty of games to choose from. I opted for a visit to 'The Rock' the new home of Cefn Druids. It's been well covered on this forum, but I have to add that, as new builds go, I was rather impressed with the set-up.

The home side took the lead after 8 minutes when Ashley Wilson tapped home after a good cross from Tom Obasi. Overall though the first half was pretty even. The Druids had plenty of opportunities to extend their lead, likewise Llandudno had chances to level, including hitting the upright.

The second was dominated by Llandudno as they sought an equaliser, though they rarely troubled the home 'keeper with their attempts. One effort that was on target, a superb turn and shot from Alec Williams, crashed the underside of the crossbar and bounced out to safety. Eventually they got their reward as Tony Cann levelled. A shot was saved by the keeper but it spun up, and was probably going to roll in, but Cann got the final touch to the ball before it went over the line, just to make sure.

In the final few moments both sides had chances to nick a winner, but i'd say a draw was a fair result.

Glad to hear of Obasi, he spent some time with us earlier in the season and is a really nice lad but sadly his England Futsal commitments quite often got in the way of playing for us.


I was at;

Leigh Genesis 1 Bamber Bridge 3
Evo-Stik League First Division North
Attendance: 105

Alan Kershaw's first game in charge of Leigh and I was dreading having to learn a dozen new players, but refreshingly we only had 4 debutants, three of which have been playing in our youth team (also managed by AK) and the other Sam Fairhurst, who came through our youth system and played 4 times in 2007/2008 before going to play in the USA and Canada for a couple of years.

Leigh started brightly and went in front on 7 minutes with a debut goal from centre back Alex Grisedale who has previously played a couple of first team games at Southport. Brig equalised barely 30 seconds later when one of their 'beast' centre backs, skipper Michael White on this occasion, was left unmarked at the back post to head in a corner.

Leigh were VERY dogged but struggled to create too much, even after switching from 4-5-1 to 4-4-2 when going uphill in the second half and Brig scored on 72 and 83 minutes to seal the win, the first one being an absolute rocket from Neil Black before his second was a bit more simple, bundling the ball over from a yard out from a rebound.

Obviously a disappointing result but good to see a spirited performance which provides encouragement for the near future. Lovely set of folks over from Bamber Bridge as well, a real credit and very understanding of our organised chaos at home games!


PhilT
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:23 PM

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Histon 2 - 3 Bath City
FA Trophy R1
Admission £14 to stand; prog £2.50

A great comeback by City who trailed 2-0 with 20 mins to go.
An even first half, Histon were gifted a goal by a defender's mistake. HT 1-0.
Histon scored early on in the second half, and appeared to be heading for a win. But with 20 mins left, City scored twice in 3 minutes. Having built up momentum they dominated right to the end, going close a few times, including a goal disallowed for offside. Finally in the 4th minute of injury time they scored the winner.


nervous rec
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:24 PM

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Harlow Town 0 Woking 2
FA Trophy 1st Round
Admission £9 Programme £2.50

In the end there was no giant killing, as Woking, two leagues above the Ryman North home side, won comfortably without getting into top gear. Two goals in the first 20 minutes, the second a penalty, killed the game off, and although Harlow tried their hardest, the Woking defence coped easily with everything that they had to offer.

Good new ground, with covered seating one side with bar facilities, changing rooms and tea hut, covered terracing the other side. Open behind both goals. The ground is on an industrial estate on the outskirts of town, but, unlike Weymouth last week, they do not charge to park in the ample car park.



Divisions completed: SW Peninsula League Premier Division West, Welsh Premier League, JD Cymru South Division, JD Cyrmu North, Airtricity Irish Premier, Gibraltar Divisions 1 & 2



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Burton 3 Southend 1

Add £13 Att:- 2604

yet another woeful display by Southend. Conference here we come.



Aldershot have already booked one relegation place, you'll have to fight for the other!



Divisions completed: SW Peninsula League Premier Division West, Welsh Premier League, JD Cymru South Division, JD Cyrmu North, Airtricity Irish Premier, Gibraltar Divisions 1 & 2



buncranaboy
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:30 PM

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Welsh Alliance : Gwalchmai 1 Llanberis 1. Att 80. Admission £3; Programme £1

Filled the car with Leo, although KYM and "Trevor" Sparrow also managed to squeeze in and we didn't need to make a game-checking call once Veteran had pronounced that the entire fixture list for the Welsh Alliance was going ahead. Brief pauses en route at an A55 wagon for delicious bacon baps followed by a GBG pit-stop at Menai Bridge, it was onto the now-bypassed village of Gwalchmai in the middle of Anglesey. Don't arrive here too early for a match as it's a pretty grim place. The local pub (on the old A5) looked forbidding too but the locals were pleasant enough.
A decent turnout included a number of this site's posters including Wiretown Ed and Wiretown Kid, AndyD, Mick and the Hotchkiss twins. Located behind a council estate cul-de-sac, it's a gem of a ground for this level with three separate stands; no seats - each provides cover over steps of terracing although it must be said that the view from two of them would be severely hindered by ridiculously placed large dugouts. Plenty of parking, plenty of programmes and food choices including sausage rolls and (boiled) hotdogs and burgers with a range of hot drinks. All very efficient indeed. And the weather was mild as well giving us views back to snow-capped Snowdonian peaks. All we needed was a decent game.
For which we really should have gone somewhere else. These two are in the bottom 5 of the division and it wasn't hard to see why. After a bright opening for the homesters, Llanberis took command and were well worth a 29th minute lead. Early in the second half, Gwalchmai were reduced to ten. As the pitch got heavier Llanberis weren't good enough to make the man advantage count and we had a slogfest during which a fine equaliser was netted. A fair result I guess in heavy conditions but a very favourable impression was given by the club.


LeedsPhil
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:36 PM

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Buckie Rovers 2-5 New Elgin
Scottish Juniors North, Div 1
1.30pm to 3.15pm; Merson Park, Buckpool, Buckie, Moray.
£3. Doesn't issue. Teabar though.

Determined not to have a third-straight tickless Saturday, I drove up from Aberdeen for the ONLY surviving fixture in any of the three Scottish Junior districts.
No risk of it being off - atop a cliff overlooking the sea, it was windy but mild with no trace of any snow or ice whatsoever and the pitch in perfect condition. What has all the fuss been about?!
Had a good chat with the gateman, who informed me they only get a crowd of 10 and it's a struggle to keep going. He's even from 30 miles away, continuing to volunteer at the club even after his own son's playing career for them finished. Players can claim expenses "but don't".
Surely there'd be a good turn-out of neutrals to boost the coffers today...
Nope! A pathetic 11 - usual 10, + me. Where were the rest of you, supposedly all desperate for a match?
An excellent match - best £3's-worth I've had in a long time.
Against the run of play, Rovers were 2-1 ahead, but ultimately lost 2-5, some of the New Elgin goals being crackers from distance / well-rehearsed set-pieces.

Buckie Thistle's floodlights are visible in the distance, coming on in time for their 3pm Highland League fixture (one of only two to survive).
Perhaps Rovers might get a few more paying customers if the days they're both at home they kick-off a bit earlier to allow a double-header...


grumpydwarf
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:39 PM

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SOUTHERN LEAGUE-CENTRAL DIVISION NORTHWOOD 0 HITCHIN TOWN 7

Admission-£8 Attendance-168 (including at least 40 from Hitchin) Programme-£2 Temperature- between 7 and 9 degrees!!

If you concede a goal after 27 seconds against the league leaders you know you are in for a tough afternoon. And so it proved for Northwood, their new manager and 5 new players. To be brutal the visitors could have notched double figures, such was their overall superiority in all departments; although Northwood did create three very good chances. The ground itself was difficult to find down Chestneut Avenue, having turned first into a fitness club (big mistake for me), and even bigger mistake when I drove into the local crematorium. When located the ground had seen better days but there was more than enough seating and covered accomodation for a club at this level. 2 new Weatherspoons ticked in Rickmansworh and Northwood Hills on the way there and straight back afterwards!!!! Just North Greenford and AFC Totton (new ground) to recomplete the league.


stingray
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:41 PM

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SOUTHERN LEAGUE CENTRAL
Atherstone Town 1-2 Leighton Town
Admission £7.00 Programme (abysmal) £1.50 Pie £2.00 Vegetable soup 60p

Not the best of starts, going a goal down after two minutes, but we rallied and looked none the worse for our enforced lay-off.

Attendance was only 130 - very disappointing by their standards.



2019/20 stats

18 goals in 5 games
£59.20 spent


zebedee
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:53 PM

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Llandudno Junction 1-1 Bethesda Athletic (Welsh Alliance Division One)

A couple of months ago I had noticed that, due to the mass relegation from the Cymru Alliance last summer, I have seen quite a few clubs in the Welsh Alliance despite never actually seeing a match in the league. Today I remedied that by getting the train to Llandudno Junction, a small town that grew up where the North Wales mainline and Llandudno branch line meet. The Flyover ground is a couple of minutes walk from the station and occupies a corner of the local recreation ground. There is a small stand which has a metal grill fronting that can be closed over between games, presumably to discourage ne'er do wells from damaging the facilities. Other than the stand, the only cover is a small area behind a goal and next to the enterance. Hot drinks, food and sweets are available from the club canteen. All in all its not a bad place to spend an afternoon, if a bit noisy due to the nearby main road.

The game saw Bethesda start strongly and they took the lead through a good breakway move after around ten minutes. Bethesda continued to play well and looked the better side for much of the first half. In the second half Junction were on top but couldn't find a goal, although they did hit the post once. As the match entered the dying minutes Bethesda looked like they were going to secure a valuable win, but their goalkeeper dropped the ball at a crucial point and a goalmouth scramble led to an equaliser. The home side nearly found a winner in stoppage time, but the ball bounced off the crossbar, and so both teams got a probably deserved point.


hotchkiss
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:54 PM

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                            Welsh Aliance Division One GWALCHMAI [0] 1 LLANBERIS [ 1] 1 Admission ; £3 Programme; £1 [Excellant sold out by 1.30pm] Attendance;80 With many area's snowed off or waterlogged it was good to see an excellant match between two even sides on a heavy pitch. Gwalchmai came from behind to equalise after having a player sent off for a proffessional foul. The ground is at the back of what looks like a council estate . On the far side is two small covered standing areas and one identical stand on the near touchline .The dug outs are positioned in front of two of the stands,which is unusual . We stoped off on the way to look at the Penmaenmar Phoenix ground which is just off the A55 .Not the pitch which is visible but one at the back.It looks a pleasant ground with a cover behind the one goal.


prorege
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:00 PM

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Scottish Premier League
Hearts v Aberdeen, 5-0, H.T. 2-0, Att 13434, Admission £22, Programme £3
at Tynecastle Park

Off hand I'm not sure how many Hearts v Aberdeen games I've seen down the years . . . but this is the poorest Aberdeen side I've ever witnessed. Devoid of inspiration, lacking in skill and rock-bottom in confidence, new manager Craigie Broon must wonder what he has taken on.

Two-down within ten minutes, the Dons could have been four behind by half time. Hearts scored three after the break without really breaking sweat. They'll not have an easier 90 minutes all season.

Cash gates in operation at the away end but only for the higher-priced £22 tickets for the upper seats. Home fans get the option of £16 tickets for the lower areas. I took the train for this one as Tynecastle is not the best ground for parking. This allowded me to watch the ICT v Rangers match in the pub at Haymarket before heading to Tynecastle.

I sat with the Dons fans, some of whom left after ten minutes. From the Dons perspective they probably did the right thing. From a neutral viewpoint the main interest was in how many goals Hearts could be bothered to score.

The atmosphere at Tynecastle is usually good but I thought it was a bit muted today. Perhaps it was just too easy for the Hearts fans to get excited.


Veteran
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:12 PM

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Bristol Premier Combination Division 1 Olveston United 2 Made for Ever 0. Varying crowd approx 17.

Had the Welsh Alliance up my sleeve once they posted that all games but one were on, but shortly afterwards got a "no worries" text from the Olveston secretary and headed there instead. He also advised they don't do programmes any more, so this venue will no longer interest paper chasers.

The Bristol Combination is quite neglected in hopping circles, perhaps because some of its grounds are merely urban parks. However there are also some very pleasant rural grounds, and this is certainly one of them. Situated just north of Bristol itself the ground is actually in Old Down, which is between Olveston and (confusingly) Alveston. It is actually a multi use venue, with the cricket ground behind the clubhouse and tennis courts also in evidence. The very smart clubhouse was rebuilt in 2000 and has a reasonable sized bar (no hot drinks the only black mark today). It also has a verandah in front which would provide more than adequate cover for the sort of crowd they got today. The ground is by the side of the road and from this side you could get a glimpse of the Severn Bridge which is not all that far away.

The fully railed pitch was clearly comfortably playable, although it was a little hard below the surface, and also slightly sticky in places which didn't make for good football. Olveston started very well and missed several chances before a perfectly placed free kick after 35 minutes went in off the angle of post and bar. They added another very early in the second half and the game fizzled out as the visitors, who had looked quite lively in their few first half forays, seemed to lose heart.

Afterwards drove past nearby Almondsbury UWE with a view to watching their second half (but not counting it before anybody asks !) but the game was off and the large puddles in the middle of the pitch clearly showed why !


andysanktpauli
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:14 PM

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Location: Ramsgate
Team(s): Ramsgate,FC St Pauli,Tranmere Rovers

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FA Vase 3rd round
Stanway Rovers 0 Stansted 1
adm £7 incl prog
att 80 est

After 20 days without a game,it was good to get back on board again with
a fairly decent Vase game at The Hawthorns.

Stansted took the lead after 26mins with their no.7-who looked impressive
throughout-following a neat move.

The hosts started the second half better and despite numerous penalty area
scrambles the just couldn't put one away,whilst Stansteds' no.7 should have
made the scorline greater after he missed 3 decent chances in the second half.

The game finished on a bit of an ugly note as after a scramble from a last-minute
corner,there was a brawl by the goalmouth and some idiot in an Ipswich Town jacket
reached over the barrier and grabbed the Stansted skipper by the throat,hope that
was noticed by relevant parties as he did the home club no favours at all,after calm
was restored the Stansted skipper was yellow carded much to the chagrin of half
a dozen locals who should know better by their ages.

But Stansted held on for a deserved win on the day and now face a long journey to
Bodmin in round 4.



Grounds Visited; 977

Last ground, Peckham Town, Menace Arena
Peckham Town 3 Metrogas 0

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benjiman
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:15 PM

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League 1

Sheffield Wednesday 6-2 Bristol Rovers

Att.19242

Admission - £21
Programme - £3

Rovers defence was awful, Wednesday weren't a great deal better, it could have ended 12-5. Great match to watch though as (kind of) a neutral. Hillsborough is a lovely big classic looking old ground and I was very glad I took this opportunity to visit.



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SPFL Premiership

Hamilton Academical 0-0 Partick Thistle


SUFCEssex
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:19 PM

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Burton 3 Southend 1

Add £13 Att:- 2604

yet another woeful display by Southend. Conference here we come.



Aldershot have already booked one relegation place, you'll have to fight for the other!

i'd like to the current southend team fight for something as at the moment we are heading out the league without even a whimper.


rambler77
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:28 PM

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Everton 0-0 Wigan Athletic
FA Premier League

Admission: £30 (Gwladys Street - Lower Tier)
Programme: £3
Attendance:didn't do a head count!!!!

Poor game and not a good advert for the supposed "best league in the world". A friend of mine bought me the ticket and all I had to do was pick him up from Burton train station and drive us there and back. Easy run both ways with the M6 behaving itself and parked in Walton Hall Park (£4.50) which is around 3/4 mile to Goodison Park.

On this evidence both sides will struggle - Wigan were content to try and catch Everton on the counter attack, who themselves despite having a greater percentage of chances and possession lacked a cutting edge and creative spark. Anchiebe got some serious stick from the home fans when he came on for Pienaar. The game was spoiled at time by Wigan's delaying tactics at goal kicks, throw-inns etc with gk Ali Al Habsi particuarly guilty.



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Loiner
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:36 PM

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Had to make do with another 3G for my tick today as most of my needs on the M1 corridor were off.
Nottingham United 1 v FC Samba 3 (aet).
Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup 3rd round.
2.30 pm start at Gresham which has been covered a few times recently.
No admission or programme. Attendance c20 inc. 7 hoppers.

Samba went ahead in the 4 th minute and held the upper hand in the first half. Nottingham equalised on 75 mins with a break away. Both sides had chances, but we went to extra time with the temperature dropping. Samba got one after 95 mins and secured the tie a minute from the end when the home 'keeper let the ball through his hands and it trickled over the line. The Notts Alliance side deserved their victory.


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75. Saturday 11 December 2010 – Combined Counties League
Molesey (white/black/black) 3-2 Egham Town (red/red/red)
My first choice game was the FA Vase contest between Verwood Town and Torpoint Athletic. Unfortunately that game was called off early in the morning, which in effect freed up my afternoon. I thought I’d have another crack at the Metropolitan Police, but on second thoughts ventured around the corner to Molesey. I settled down to watch the home side win a close game, a slightly dramatized version of war and peace. Molesey went two goals up after 27 minutes, but Egham Town managed to get going just before half time. They reduced the arrears by one and should have scored twice more, but they wasted both chances. After the interval, Molesey were quick off the mark restoring their two goal lead, but a moment of stupidity from a Molesey defender ended his afternoon 30 minutes early. Not only did he commit a blatant foul, but also kicked his opponent, an offence the referee couldn't miss and didn’t. Egham Town had every opportunity to turn the game around, but instead of playing football they became embroiled in the aftermath of the sending off. They picked up several bookings and then harangued the referee once too often. The referee, quite correctly, reached for his red card and the dismissal brought some calm to the last five minutes. Egham Town worked a corner kick, which was hooked in from six yards and could have equalised in the last minute, but had three players offside, as Molesey just held on.


Steveb
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:53 PM

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ASTON CLINTON 1 WALTON COURT WANDERERS 1(AET)
ASTON WON 4 - 1 ON PEN
GATE 35
WALTON COURT WERE JUST A BUNCH OF C..TS HIDING BE HIND THERE COLOUR REF DID VERY WELL BUT SAID AFTER THE GAME IF HE DID ANYTHING TO UPSET THEM IT MIGHT START A FREE FOR ALL AND HE WAS SCARED WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO HIM AFTER THE GAME.


What nonsenseMad If the ref was scared to upset then how come he gave Aston Clinton a dubious penalty which allowed them an equaliser, then disallowed what would have been a last minute (of extra tme) winner for Walton Court on the strength of an offside flag from the home club linesman?

I was expecting an easy home win, and an early journey home with a 1.30 kick off, but Aston Clinton failed to take several early chances and Walton Court, who play alognside Aston's reserves in the Aylesbury League, grew in confidence. Suspect this game highlights how poor the Spartan South Midlands Division Two is rather than the strength of the Aylesbury League. I expected a disappointing ground and that's what I got. Pitch not even roped off, although I guess it's not a requirement for cup matches. Before this game I went to:

Premier Academy League
Milton Keynes Dons U18 1 Coventry City U18 1 (att 30)
No prog/teamsheet
Coventry should have won this, but having taken an early lead they failed to get a second goal and were caught out by a second half equaliser. Not the greatest of games in terms of quality, but with the outcome in the balance it was entertaining at least.
MK Dons use the Milton Keynes Sports Club in Woughton-on-the-Green as both their training ground and youth venue. No problems getting in here, it's really just a public park and several spectators were exercising their dogs. The pitch is a fair walk from the changing rooms, roped on the near side for spectators, with dugouts and a scaffolding for a video camera on the far side.




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muzza2
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:59 PM

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Burton Albion 3-1 Southend United
Maghoma 37, Prosser 45+2 (o.g.), Webster 56: Sturrock 50
League Two

Just 1 point separated the two sides coming into the game as both sides brushed off the cob webs after last weeks postponements to meet for the very first time. Southend are on a worrying run of form winning just 1 out of the last 10 games in all competitions while Burton have also slipped in the league of late but will have been buoyed by a fine victory over Chesterfield in the FA Cup a fortnight ago.

Neither side started very well with possession being regularly exchanged but Aaron Webster was first to close as he struck a 25 yard volley marginally wide the target with Glenn Morris struggling to get across. Burton had a great chance to open the scoring on 13 minutes as James Collins hung a foot out in order to go down under the challenge of Graham Coughlan just inside the penalty area. Collins confidently stepped up for the penalty but fired well wide of the upright. Webster was next to go close as a cross by Andy Corbett found him in the area but Webster could only shoot straight at Morris. A superb passing move involving John McGrath, Scott Malone and Aaron Webster then set up Collins but the young striker scuffed across goal and out for a goal kick. Burton took the lead with 8 minutes of the half to go as an excellent ball from Jacques Maghoma found Malone who crossed just out of the reach of Collins, Russ Penn picked up the loose ball and squared for Maghoma who smashed home from around 15 yards. Maghoma continued to torment the Southend defence and was unlucky to see a long range effort sail a fraction wide of the post. Just as Southend appeared that they would go in for the break just 1 goal down a Scott Malone free kick from the right was flicked past his Morris by Luke Prosser.

HT 2-0


Southend briefly improved and had their first decent effort of the game within 2 minutes of the restart and on 50 minutes pulled a goal back with a deft flicked header by substitute Blair Sturrock from Ryan Hall’s free kick from the left. Southend had a great chance to draw level shortly after as Barry Corr broke through on goal but Adam Legzdins made a good block. Burton dealt Southend a blow shortly after though as another nice passing move found Webster who ran at the defence and curled a lovely effort into the top corner of Morris’ net. The goal drained confidence out of the visitors and Burton started to turn on the style with Penn driving low and wide of the target after good link up work between Maghoma and Collins. Shaun Harrad went close to scoring a 4th as he cut between two defenders and fired low but Morris got down well to save.


FT 3-1
Burton weren’t at their best but did produce some excellent moves at times and looked the better side for all bar a 10 minute spell at the start of the 2nd half. Southend were very poor and lacked the ability to create goalscoring chances.



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Sale Holmfield
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Dec 11, 2010, 10:01 PM

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Team(s): Altrincham, Conwy Borough

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I wouldn't normally post a report of an Altrincham game, but as it was the club's first visit to the Tameside Stadium for a competitive match, although not my own, and as this match had an unusual finish...

FA Trophy 1st Round Curzon Ashton v Altrincham match abandoned at half time score 2-1 Att 350-400 (250-300 away supporters) Admission £7, programme sold out despite arriving earlyMad

After the good news that this game actually was going ahead, we end up with another game to fit in (on Tuesday, half price admission, it seems).

Curzon went ahead on 8 minutes with a direct shot from a free kick from their captain, David Birch, and had much of the pressure for the earliest part of the first half. They didn't seem too technically proficient, but certainly showed much more desire for the ball than Altrincham's mis-hitters. Curzon could have gone a few goals further ahead, but then Altrincham came into the game and had lots of pressure, but only got one shot on target. However, after all this pressure, Curzon went further ahead on the break through a goal from Edghill on 40.

It was already apparent at this stage that not only had the floodlights gone off at the ground, all the streetlights and house lights were off in the surrounding area, so that when Mark Beesley bundled one in on 45+2, the more pressing question was whether the game would restart.

It didn't, so at 4:20 we trudged back to the town centre past houses in darkness, or where candles were lit in front rooms, ready to do it all again on Tuesday. I just have a feeling that the abandonment might deprive Curzon of a famous giantkilling.

Pre match beers in the Caledonia on Warrington Street for Robinsons Mr Scrooge, and the Witchwood (a well known music venue and free house on Old Street), where I had Phoenix Honey Bee, before repairing to the Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar, a touch earlier than expected, after the game.


totallyuntamed
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Dec 11, 2010, 10:02 PM

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Also at Harlow Town v Woking FA Trophy First Round. Attendance 351. Thought that £9 to get in for a team at Step 5 was ridiculous and £2.50 for the programme about a pound too much.
Was very impressed with the ground and in particular the main stand which was elegant and capacious. The covered terracing opposite was also quite impressive. Woking definitely eased off in the second half after they felt the hard work was done but Harlow weren't good enough to take advantage. They did have a shot cleared off the line just before half time which may well have influenced the rest of the game if it had gone in, butalways had something in hand.
As it was two goals from the impressive Elvis Hammond were enough to clinch victory. Interestingly Woking fielded Lee Sawyer who less than two years ago was playing (with a singular lack of success) for Coventry City where he was on loan from Chelsea.



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Phil21
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Dec 11, 2010, 10:12 PM

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Location: Sheffield, UK
Team(s): Sheffield FC, Stafford Rangers FC, Sheffield Wednesday FC,

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Season ticket holder

Sheffield Wednesday 6 Bristol Rovers 2.


RRYFS
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Dec 11, 2010, 10:35 PM

Posts: 1012
Location: Poole
Team(s): Leicester City, AFC Bournemouth, Hamworthy United

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Wessex League Premier Division

Romsey Town 1 Hamworthy United 3

In: £5.50
Prog: £1.50 (Nicely presented 16 pages with few ads, but they ought to get more ads & only charge £1)
Bovril: 80p
Crowd: No idea - (you'ld have to walk all round counting people individually to do a h/c)

This was my 13th new ground this season - only 1 was midweek, and as I only managed 14 in the whole of last season, I was quite pleased. I rather liked Romsey - there is something quaint and faded, if rather tatty about it. I drove in and the guy on the gate asked if I was there for the football or the Christmas trees! As it was the football, I had to pay £5.50. The car park is large, but the Xmas tree salesmen had a chunk of it, complete with generator, fairy lights in the trees and a chain saw to cut the ends off the trunks. They did a lot of business during the game. Anyway, if you drove past them, the large muddy puddle and patch of ice, there was plenty of room at one end. Parked behind the goal you could happily watch from the car in bad weather. Along the car park side is a corrugated iron fence behind the dugouts and a small modern covered metal standing area. Opposite is a small stand with seats. The clubhouse, changing, tea bar, hospitality, etc are contained in a somewhat ramshackle collection of buildings to the right of the car park gate. Tea bar had a varied food menu as well as drinks, and the club house which was warm and welcoming had a TV (BBC), 6 dart boards and a christmas tree - some patrons didn't leave it during the game!
Pitch was not good with one especially muddy goal area, but can't have been that bad as we scored all our goals at that end. (Splodge says pitch looked awful in September!). First half was quite competitive. Hammers should have scored from a one on one in the first minute, but then both sides had chances and it was quite an entertaining 0-0 at half time. Second half started much the same, but in the 69th minute Hammers scored twice. First was an excellent free kick which struck the post for the rebound to be put in, and almost straight from the kick off a quick break down the left and good cross could have been met by any of four attackers tearing into the area. Within 4 minutes it was 3 after another quick break out of defence. Hammers then switched off, made their substitutions and after some minutes of pressure Romsey got a consolation in stoppage time.
I was really happy to get back to the Wessex after the Southern Premier rubbish last Saturday, and I wasn't disappointed.


thecoldend
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Dec 11, 2010, 10:37 PM

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Waltham Forest 2 Enfield Town 3
Ryman Division One (North)


What a strange game football is?? Forest were 2-0 on 86 mins and looking at only a second victory of the season. Town scored a penalty in on 86, a scrambled goal on 89 and a crisp finish on 96 mins to turn the game round...

Crazy game!!!

match report and some of the goals on http://www.thecoldend.blogspot.com


noprogs
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Dec 11, 2010, 10:50 PM

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Leeds Carnegie FC 1 Staveley MW 4
FA Vase 3rd Round
Admission £5, Programme £1

Advertised as definitely on, without the need for an inspection, then I took the ultra safe option of a nearby re-visit. The pitch was perfectly playable as well, as looked Beeston which I called in at en route -this of course had been called off by the zealots at Leeds City Council.
It seems that no matter what competition Carnegie play at they are ok up to a point -technically sound but lacking that extra edge, especially physically. Staveley led by one at the break courtesy of a softish penalty but were always very comfortable thereafter.


LondonBuck
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Dec 11, 2010, 10:52 PM

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Team(s): AFC Telford United, Witham Town, Folkestone Invicta, Gillingham, Woking

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MOTD in the Worthing area Sly
@ CULVER ROAD!
LANCING 1 WITHAM TOWN 1 (4-2 AET) Frown
FA VASE 3RD Round

Sussex v Essex at the County HQ Cool
New facilities have been constructed here since my last visit. The large old stand has gone, replaced by a smart brick built one with 4 rows of padded red seats Cool and a covered standing section adjacent to the clubhouse exit which is part of the same new building. Very impressive but the wall is a little high and blocks the view from some seats as do the floodlight pylons also, not a problem for the average size crowd however, which today was given as 158.
Admission £6
Programme £1 (black & white photocopied issue)
This was without doubt a fantastic cup tie!
Both teams evenly matched in the first half which finished 1-1 then Witham absolutely murdered Lancing for most of the second period when half their team fell down injured as they struggled to keep up and the other half were booked by the referee who was at times very generous to the away side I have to admit Shocked despite all this and throwing everything including the kitchen sink at Lancing, Witham could not find the perfect shot to beat the home keeper Frown and the match went to extra time.
At this point I was thinking it was not meant to be and sure enough it was Lancing that scored from a rebound off the post Mad then added another, at which point Witham then scored! Crazy
Further pressure did not produce a deserved equaliser and a break at the other end added a 4th for the Sussex side to finish a fine afternoons entertainment.
A great shame as the best side lost but that often happens in football
Unsure
A special mention for Witham number 7 Sam Taylor who beat numerous players with his pace, skill and effort throughout, the next Cody McDonald possibly? Smile



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LondonBuck
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Dec 11, 2010, 11:01 PM

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Team(s): AFC Telford United, Witham Town, Folkestone Invicta, Gillingham, Woking

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FA Vase 3rd round
Stanway Rovers 0 Stansted 1
adm £7 incl prog
att 80 est

After 20 days without a game,it was good to get back on board again with
a fairly decent Vase game at The Hawthorns.

Stansted took the lead after 26mins with their no.7-who looked impressive
throughout-following a neat move.

The hosts started the second half better and despite numerous penalty area
scrambles the just couldn't put one away,whilst Stansteds' no.7 should have
made the scorline greater after he missed 3 decent chances in the second half.

The game finished on a bit of an ugly note as after a scramble from a last-minute
corner,there was a brawl by the goalmouth and some idiot in an Ipswich Town jacket
reached over the barrier and grabbed the Stansted skipper by the throat,hope that
was noticed by relevant parties as he did the home club no favours at all,after calm
was restored the Stansted skipper was yellow carded much to the chagrin of half
a dozen locals who should know better by their ages.

But Stansted held on for a deserved win on the day and now face a long journey to
Bodmin in round 4.

LaughLaughLaugh



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LondonBuck
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Dec 11, 2010, 11:04 PM

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League 2

Burton 3 Southend 1

Add £13 Att:- 2604

yet another woeful display by Southend. Conference here we come.

LaughLaughLaugh



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Fleetfan
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Dec 11, 2010, 11:20 PM

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Tring Athletic 1 Dunstable Town 6
FA Vase 3rd Round
Adm:£5 Prog:£1

Driving to the Grass Roots Stadium my car's temp gauge registered an almost balmy 8c.The ground is in Cow Lane just on the outskirts of the town,close to the junction with the A41.The site has Tring Rugby Club adjacent & also incorporates the Tring Rackets Club facility close to the car park.
The pitch looked in superb condition & held up well throughout the game.I was quite impressed with the venue for this level, which includes a wooden stand (The David Evans Stand) as well as a large wooden framed clubhouse where i happened to see Tring's most infamous resident,none other than former 'top' referee Graham Poll in attendance.
With the home side flying high (Currently 2nd) in the South Mids Prem,i expected a routine win against their mid table opposition.But such are the joys of cup football i ended up witnessing Dunstable giving them a real lesson in counter attacking football & finishing. The score being 1-2 at half time,the away side ran riot in the second half with some real classy goals.One was due to a goalkeeping error.I hope it wasn't fellow forum poster 'Tring's No.1' who was today's custodian!



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Chapeltom
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Dec 11, 2010, 11:45 PM

Posts: 4058
Location: Taiwan
Team(s): Sheffield Wednesday (ENG), Uni Lions (Taiwan baseball)

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Vodkat League Division One
Wigan Robin Park 6-1 Eccleshall

Adm: £4, Prog: £1.50, Att: 36

With myself needed in Stockport for Christmas shopping and my favoured games off, I fled at 12:45 and headed up to Robin Park Arena for a new ground I've wanted to do for a while. It is just an athletics track that is railed off with a 1000 seat stand on the near side, the bar/food available at the back of the stand.

Wigan always the better, Small curling in a low shot on 10 before Neafcy curled in a 25 yard free-kick on 40. The hosts always looked the better and added a third on 45 through McNally's penalty.

Eccleshall were a completely different to the one that beat Irlam 6-0 back in September and fell apart after half-time as Edwards grabbed a quick double on 51 and 55. Dwayne Spence tapped in a goal back on 76 before Small scored an absolute pearler, chipping the ball over the Eccleshall keeper from inside the centre circle, top goal. Good game and a very decent day


DavetheGlassboy
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Dec 11, 2010, 11:52 PM

Posts: 4515
Location: Oldbury, West Midlands
Team(s): Stourbridge FC, Warrington RLFC, Stourport HC

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Southern League Premier Division
Stourbridge 2 Brackley Town 1

Poor first half. Better second - Stour not clinical enough in front of goal but we're up to 30 points so well on our way to our first target of the season!



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paulh66
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Dec 11, 2010, 11:56 PM

Posts: 19158
Location: Surrey
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, South Liverpool (the South will rise again), Cammell Laird

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MOTD in the Worthing area Sly
@ CULVER ROAD!
LANCING 1 WITHAM TOWN 1 (4-2 AET) Frown
FA VASE 3RD Round
Admission £6
Programme £1 (black & white photocopied issue)
This was without doubt a fantastic cup tie!

I was also at this and must say I found the first hour or so pretty turgid stuff - little in the way of goalmouth action and constant breaks in play. It opened up when Witham started going for it later on and in extra time it was real end to end stuff.

Witham should have had this sewn up in the 90 minutes but, for all their good approach play, they weren't clinical enough in front of goal. Lancing had just enough about them in the 2nd half to make you think they might just be able to punish Witham's profligacy and so it turned out in extra time.

Nice set up as described by London Buck and only a 5 minute walk from the station. Nice enough bar and a decent range of food too (burgers, bacon, pasties, pies) but beware the bottle of chilli sauce..... A few snifters in the excellent Evening Star in Brighton before the game and a couple of not-so-good ales in the Buckingham Arms and Duke of Wellington in Shoreham rounded off a pretty decent, snow-free day.


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Andy D
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Dec 12, 2010, 12:07 AM

Posts: 4389
Location: Cheshire/Dorset
Team(s): 1874 Northwich, Forfar Athletic, Castleford RLFC, Lancashire CCC,

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Gwalchmai 1 Llanberis 1, Welsh Alliance Division 1, Att: 80, Admission: £2, Prog: £1

Interesting to note Buncranaboy & Hotchkiss' totally opposite views of this Welsh third tier game. I'm more or less in the middle. The first half was decent, lots of neat passing and endeavour, the second half degenerated into a scrappy affair, not helped by the heavy pitch. Gwalchmai can have no complaints about the sending off, despite the usual protests. A definite case of the defender being the last man. Not a particularly pleasant area and one or two of the local kids were somewhat irritating but a decent tick.



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LondonBuck
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Dec 12, 2010, 12:19 AM

Posts: 4027
Location: East London
Team(s): AFC Telford United, Witham Town, Folkestone Invicta, Gillingham, Woking

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MOTD in the Worthing area Sly
@ CULVER ROAD!
LANCING 1 WITHAM TOWN 1 (4-2 AET) Frown
FA VASE 3RD Round
Admission £6
Programme £1 (black & white photocopied issue)
This was without doubt a fantastic cup tie!

I was also at this and must say I found the first hour or so pretty turgid stuff - little in the way of goalmouth action and constant breaks in play. It opened up when Witham started going for it later on and in extra time it was real end to end stuff.

Witham should have had this sewn up in the 90 minutes but, for all their good approach play, they weren't clinical enough in front of goal. Lancing had just enough about them in the 2nd half to make you think they might just be able to punish Witham's profligacy and so it turned out in extra time.

Nice set up as described by London Buck and only a 5 minute walk from the station. Nice enough bar and a decent range of food too (burgers, bacon, pasties, pies) but beware the bottle of chilli sauce..... A few snifters in the excellent Evening Star in Brighton before the game and a couple of not-so-good ales in the Buckingham Arms and Duke of Wellington in Shoreham rounded off a pretty decent, snow-free day.

First half was average, I grant you, but it had 2 good goals. Second half more than made up for it and for myself as a Witham supporter to go home reasonably happy despite losing, it must have been good Tongue
I took the opportunity before the football to visit the new Wetherspoons pub in Worthing and re-complete West Sussex Cool Very nice it was too, especially the Adnams Yuletide Tongue



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paulh66
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Dec 12, 2010, 12:48 AM

Posts: 19158
Location: Surrey
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, South Liverpool (the South will rise again), Cammell Laird

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MOTD in the Worthing area Sly
@ CULVER ROAD!
LANCING 1 WITHAM TOWN 1 (4-2 AET) Frown
FA VASE 3RD Round
Admission £6
Programme £1 (black & white photocopied issue)

First half was average, I grant you, but it had 2 good goals. Second half more than made up for it and for myself as a Witham supporter to go home reasonably happy despite losing, it must have been good Tongue
I took the opportunity before the football to visit the new Wetherspoons pub in Worthing and re-complete West Sussex Cool Very nice it was too, especially the Adnams Yuletide Tongue


Agree about the two goals. And for your Adnams Yuletide, good sir, I'll raise you a Dark Star Winter Meltdown Cool


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adji
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Dec 12, 2010, 1:48 AM

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Team(s): Birmingham City ,Clevedon Town and whoever else i want to watch

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Annoyed ... Plan was Pelsall Villa V Pershore. Checked the website at 12.15. Game on it said , drove there to find pitch and car park empty. MIDLAND COMBINATION... please update your site sooner its not good enough



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dottirofhod
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Dec 12, 2010, 2:23 AM

Posts: 13600
Location: The North. 'Ich hassen lehm kopfs'
Team(s): Crewe Alex and obviously England.(Unlike a lot on here)

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Div 4.
Stockport v Crewe Alex.
15-00.
3-3.
Attendance 4,036. (555 from Crewe) Do complimentaries count in the attendance ?

The Football Leagues leading goalscorers do it again by scoring another 3.
Unfortunately one of the worst defences do it again by conceding another 3.
Once again decent football for the neutral but agony for the followers of the Alex.We are incapable of shutting up shop when leading . Even referees have it in for us , in this case demoted Steve Atwell . Must have a gander at the penalty he awarded to Stockport later on today!
Once again Crewe nominated 6 subs only , bye bye Calvin.
Donaldson had one of his better games and took his 2 goals well and Shelley standing in for Bell scored a cracker but our defence still leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
Must try and get a bit of sleep but will struggle with my mind trying to get to grips with our back four . Yes 4 today not 5 as we have tried recently. There has to be a way Dario can sort things out .
Perhaps not.
Good night.



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spaldingreg
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Dec 12, 2010, 7:38 AM

Posts: 250
Location: POSH END OF SPALDING
Team(s): PINCHBECK UNITED ,HOLBEACH UNITED,SPALDING UNITED

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PINCHBECK UNITED 12 AFC LOUTH 0
Lincs Junior Cup 4th Round at the Glebe Field Knight St PInchbeck
Attn 65 ish

My original choice Rainworth v Wilting Tulips was called off on Friday night but Pinchbeck were confident as they had cleared an igloo off the centre circle and the pitch drains very well. So off to Pinchbeck arriving at mid-day to see home players arriving and be told Louth were on their way,thus a game at last after 20 days without a fixture this required a revisit to the Bull for some excellent Slaters IPA. Returned to the ground at 13.00 hrs for the game.
From the start it was obvious that Pinchbeck were in a different class to their opponents and despite heroics from the Louth keeper and bad finishing from the home side they went in with a 3-0 lead at half time.Eight goals were added in the second half with the Louth keeper being left totally exposed by his absent defence.
Pinchbeck have quite an impressive record in this competition scoring 34 and conceding 1 in the four rounds played but have not played a quality side yet.
It is my opinion although I know nothing about football in fact even less than the Spalding United chairman that the reason for Pinchbeck's second half performances is that they train every mid week and Saturdays if they don't have a game unlike Spalding who to my knowledge have not trained once this season the difference in league positions in my opinion is a testament to this i.e.top compared with 21st



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Trevor P
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Dec 12, 2010, 8:14 AM

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Location: Dawlish
Team(s): Torquay United/Dawlish United

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CHESTERFIELD 1
Torquay United 0
Football League, Division Two (League Two)
Att : 4801
The b2net stadium, Sheffield Road, Whittington Moor
Admission : £10.00 (concession) in the Karen Child South Stand. Programme : £3.00. Badges : 2 @ £2.50 each. Refreshments : None purchased

Well done to the home club for clearing away the snow and particular appreciation to the local supporters who turned up on Friday to assist in this operation.

The pitch was firm but in good nick and Torquay proceeded to play some attractive football on it, spraying passes around and using space effectively. However, none of this good work led to any successful goal attempts and in a sustained period of home pressure midway through the first half - possibly the only time Torquay were on the back foot for long - Chesterfield scored their goal and thereafter defended the lead effectively to move to the top of the table.

I travelled on one of two supporters' mini-buses for a cost of £28.00 and the trip included a brief stop at "The Crown", Wychbold on the way home where beers from the Marston's portfolio were on offer.

Plenty of previous postings about the new stadium. I liked the curved roofing on the West and East stands and my seat had more leg room than is often the case! I found all the staff & stewards encountered friendly & helpful. Tesco has a new store just across the way from the stadium. It was built as part of the regeneration programme at Whittington Moor and is a good place to stock up with refreshments if you don't fancy indulging in the usual stadium fare. Someone did say the pies were good though!

Enjoyed the friendly banter on the mini-bus going home, especially as two United players joined us. They had a mysterious entertainment plan of their own later that evening which meant they didn't want to wait for the departure of the team coach. Not sure that every club manager would have been so accommodating!


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Simple Pieman
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Dec 12, 2010, 8:45 AM

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Harlow Town 0 Woking 2
FA Trophy 1st Round
Admission £9 Programme £2.50

In the end there was no giant killing, as Woking, two leagues above the Ryman North home side, won comfortably without getting into top gear. Two goals in the first 20 minutes, the second a penalty, killed the game off, and although Harlow tried their hardest, the Woking defence coped easily with everything that they had to offer.

Good new ground, with covered seating one side with bar facilities, changing rooms and tea hut, covered terracing the other side. Open behind both goals. The ground is on an industrial estate on the outskirts of town, but, unlike Weymouth last week, they do not charge to park in the ample car park.


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Dec 12, 2010, 9:09 AM

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What nonsense well Steveb thats what the Ref, told me & Chairman ,Club President in the bar after the game when asked why he didn't send the Walton court player off when it was a Deifnite case of the Defender being last man his words" if i sent him off he was scared all hell would have broken out" when asked about the two footed challenge into the face of the keeperwitch cut his nose open he said the same he also said they were threating him all back to the Dressing room & in the dressing room
he was going to call the police he has reported them to the B&B FA Have to agree Walton Court when they were playing football they were the better team but there keeper was Man of the Match



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FA Trophy
Histon 2-3 Bath City
Adm £15 (seat) prog £2.50, att 263

Another one at the Histon game as it fitted the bill nicely for something democratically half way between me and my mate.

Good entertainment for the neutral. Bath started the better but couldn't get the final ball right, Histon weathered the storm and when they took their chances to surprise possibly even themselves to be 2-0 up, you thought that would be it. Bath didn't give up though, found a bit more composure and once they had scored their quick fire double to level, a replay was really all Histon could hope to hang on for. After a few chances went begging we thought they'd done enough, but one last chance for Bath sealed a frantic, but deserved turn-around.

Very friendly reception from all at Histon, very well organised parking at a few sites near the ground for £1.50, directions on the club website. Sausage and chips for £3 was good value, tea was £1. We splashed out the extra £1 for a seat which gave a good view from pretty much the half way line.

We were slightly tempted to stay for the heavily advertised mince pie and mulled wine reception after the game where we could meet the players and management, but we thought the atmosphere might be just a little bit strained and awkward Shocked


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Thame United (1) 2

Bracknell Town (2) 2

Hellenic Prem

Admission £4 (bargain) OAP's £2.

Programme £1 (bargain)

Attendance: Official 356, Headcount 298, Expected as pre Thame Gutsache 400.

Ground: The A.S.M Meadow View Park.

Pictures @ http://picasaweb.google.com/...ndhop/ThameUnitedNew#

Coffee £1 (almost undrinkable - only available for a short while in the ground as they ran out of hotwater !)

Food ???????????.

First game at new ground, it's a "Curates Egg".

The car parking is good though you have to be aware of the 4x4's driven by Yummy Mummys who are at the ground before the main game to watch young Tristan playing on the junior pitches, as we know the highway code does not apply to Chelsea Tractors.

The clubhouse is slightly "barnish" with very few lounge type chairs, also a bit of "kettling" of the kiddies in football gear who had just played would have helped. We were warned as we entered by a home official who said sadly no one is controlling the kids today. We were unable to get any food in the clubhouse despite there being menus on the tabes due to a long delay in cooking.

The turnstiles are at the far end of the ground, the chap on them was very helpful as was the young lad selling the progs. They did an extra load of progs for today and appeared to have just three left at half-time.

The only cover is the main stand, I say stand it is seats under the overhang from the clubhouse, another in the "would not be any good in wet weather section", it also faces west which means most times it rains you would get wet. Another strange feature is the seats are set a long way back from the pitch, most people ended up standing in the seats just to ascertain a view, I don't think you would see much of the game from the first two rows. There are three blocks of seats for normal fans, each block has 90 seats, there are a further two blocks of thirty for the HO's. None of the seats are on the halfway line.

The ground is enclosed with a fence and netting above that, though one wayward shot in the 2nd half did end up in Buckinghamshire, the border is little over 100 yards away. Hard standing surrounds the pitch though this is quite narrow and meant if you passed anyone you ended up on the grass which was very soft, in fact in places you ended up with a very muddy foot by just stepping on it. The dug-outs are on the far side of the pitch, again viewing is restricted as the barrier is quite a way back from the pitch and there are two large dug-outs near the halfway line which means at most points along the barrier you cannot see the corner of the ground in the other half of the pitch to where you are standing.

The refreshmet bar would not win any awards, food soon ran out despite the crowd not reaching the 400 in the local press said the club were expecting and then the teaurn went on the blink and the only hot drinks were available in the bar accroding to the tea girls, though prior to the game the bar staff had told us hot drinks were only available from the teabar.

The ground looks good but I don't think it was designed by a football fan. There are 7 other pitches in the complex, another good was in progress on an outer pitch, it was rumoured that it was an Aylesbury League game between Thame Town Res and Aylesbury Wanderers. But as the police were not called and no one was murdered we were not sure if that was correct.

The game was very good, Thame came out all guns blazzing, but Bracknell weathered the storm and scored two goals, the Thame goal in the first period appeared to feature a handball just before the ball entered the net. Tahme scored earlydoors in the 2nd half when most of the crowd were still in the bar trying to ascertain a hot drink. I had to convince a number of folk that Thame had equalised. Thame at times encamped in the Bracknell box, they were attacking the Aylesbury end in the 2nd half. I was hopping the ground was going to be opened by one of the Bee Gees or Mr Atkinson (Rowan not Ron) the league secretary was present though I thought he would have worn a tie for the occasion.

The ground is very easy to find, it is next to the Little Chef Roundabout, on the north west side of the ground. Little Chef have put up a large sign by the roundabout saying Little Chef. The Arriva Line 280 Aylesbury - Oxford bus stops a couple of hundred yards from the ground, after the game it's about 4.55 (ish) heading towards Aylesbury and 5.05 (ish) heading towards Oxford, the service is two an hour increasing to three in the near future. The bus runs from Aylesbury Bus station via "Adnum & Tame" Parkway, Thame, Oxford Services, Wheatley Asda, Thornhill Park & Ride and Oxford Station. One is parked in Oxford station at most hours of the day, they are bluey green in colour.


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Dec 12, 2010, 10:05 AM

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Annoyed ... Plan was Pelsall Villa V Pershore. Checked the website at 12.15. Game on it said , drove there to find pitch and car park empty. MIDLAND COMBINATION... please update your site sooner its not good enough


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SWP East

Axminster Town (0) 0 Appledore (1) 3

Att - 43

Admission £3 inc reasonable prog.

Tea 50p, Proper mug

Pre match Fish & Chips from "Lemon Plaice" excellent !

Another train journey ticked off as I went to the furthest point East of the SWP to see bottom side Axminster give the new table toppers a decent game, two 2nd half goals eventually killing off the contest.

Big news was that contracts are being drawn up for the sale of the ground to Devonshire Homes with a site at Cloakham Lawns for 2 pitches and a half size 3G being built with the proceeds. Probable timetable to be start of 2012/13 season so 18 months left at Sector Lane for those that have not yet ticked it off.

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colpic
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Dec 12, 2010, 11:01 AM

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Armthorpe MW 3 Brighouse T 2
NCEL Prem Adm £5 Prog £1 Att 56

Although only half an hours drive from home, there was scarcely any evidence of snow whatsoever. This was a typical full blooded NCEL match with both sides taking it in turns to be on top. The venerable Leo Fotune-West put the home side in front but when Brighouse equalised early in the second half I thought that they would go on to win but Armthorpes more direct approach suited the conditions and despite a late scare they held on.

The world (well the Worksop and Mansfield part of it) was put to rights by Mr Ianmidloth of this parish during the course of the afternoon, and in The Wheatsheaf beforehand.



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seadogfan
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Dec 12, 2010, 11:08 AM

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Silsden 0 Bacup Borough 3
North West Counties League Premier Division
Admission £5.00
Programme £1.00
Attendance 257

After the ice age and leaving it behind in North Yorkshire it was to West Yorkshire and out of the snow onto another tick on a bright and crisp winters afternoon. Miracles had been worked at Silsden on the day of the official opening of the ASDA foundation stadium. The only evidence of the big freeze were piles of snow with grass in them that had been taken off the playing surface over the past 2 days. A warm welcome at the gate “are you groundhoppers?” is it that obvious, suppose it is! The ground has been commented on here before, but for a new build I was impressed a stand with bench seating inside that looks as though it has been there years, not the arena style metal junk things that are so common and an area of covered terrace that is of the arena style, with a design fault, more of that later. Between these 2 structures is a portacabin with a fantastic hatch serving warm food and hot drinks, the pies being popular and the choice changing throughout the afternoon. Behind the near goal is an impressive clubhouse, bar with sky tv the changing rooms and it looks very smart. The other 2 sides of the ground are only hardstanding, the dugouts being opposite the stand side of the ground. Oh and on my 4th picturesque North West Counties ground.
On to the game and after the official cutting of the ribbon to open the ground and a comedy moment when the paper covering the new stand dedicated to the “McNulty” family did not play ball and did not come down as planned, the play finally got underway. Bacup started the stronger and took the lead on 5 minutes, to be fair both sides had chances in a scrappy 1st half but the visitors clung on to the lead. Bacup scored twice more in the opening quarter of the second half with Hayden completing his hat trick. Some more comedy moments in the game, one being the ball going under the terrace area never to be seen again! A design fault which could be avoided by a piece of board. The best comedy moments are saved for the match official (who I will not give the honour of naming), having seen his eccentric performances before we were not short changed as his performance is worth the admission fee alone. His best moments were saying “come here I want to tell you a story” to a player he then booked and when handbags were produced near the end taking a player 30 yards to book him in front of the captain who was trying to calm him down. I may follow Seabeard of this parish and start referee watch as he is entertaining!


royals26
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Dec 12, 2010, 11:08 AM

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NON-NON League

MadStad

Royals 0-0 Coventry

Attendance: LT 15k - shopping/weather/indifference and less than glamorous oppos probably.

Match: Generally turgid hoof-ball - we had (far too few) brief spells of brilliance invariably culminating in a 'Cows Arse vs Banjo' moment from our forwards.

2nd week running would have lost if A.Fed hadn't pulled off a flying save in injury time.

Cov. are very 'Boothroyd' in style - big, strong, narrow, ugly - Marlon ran a round a lot and was quite a threat but our two CBs actually played OK defensively against him and their other big lad up front (Platt?) - and they were provided with even less quality service than our ailing forwards but they worked hard.
Not sure why they didn't 'go-for-it' since we were there for the taking late on - our midfield had vanished - maybe another side in this division with 'altitude sickness'.

I can foresee three very poor sides reaching the Premiership next season - which will doubtless delight the surviving bottom two-thirds of our fairly mediocre top flight. Then again the top third aren't exactly pulling up trees? Angelic


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Div 4.
Stockport v Crewe Alex.
15-00.
3-3.
Attendance 4,036. (555 from Crewe) Do complimentaries count in the attendance ?

The Football Leagues leading goalscorers do it again by scoring another 3.
Unfortunately one of the worst defences do it again by conceding another 3.
Once again decent football for the neutral but agony for the followers of the Alex.We are incapable of shutting up shop when leading . Even referees have it in for us , in this case demoted Steve Atwell . Must have a gander at the penalty he awarded to Stockport later on today!
Once again Crewe nominated 6 subs only , bye bye Calvin.
Donaldson had one of his better games and took his 2 goals well and Shelley standing in for Bell scored a cracker but our defence still leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
Must try and get a bit of sleep but will struggle with my mind trying to get to grips with our back four . Yes 4 today not 5 as we have tried recently. There has to be a way Dario can sort things out .
Perhaps not.
Good night.


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chrisb
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Dec 12, 2010, 11:28 AM

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Harborough Town 1 Burton Park Wanderers 1
UCL Div 1
At: Bowden's Park, Northamnpton Road
Admission: £3; Programme: free teamsheet; Old programmes: £1; Badge: £2
Attendance: 44 (jrev61 headcount)
Duration: first-half: 47:19; second-half: 48:03

Around ten hoppers at this one, all of whom I guess wished they were elsewhere during the drama that preceded the game.

I'll back up KYM's advice and add that I use websites as a guide rather than gospel. If it says 'OFF' I'll ingore than game; if I'm in doubt I'll phone the club or make sure I have a backup that is on.

I knew that Deeping Rangers was definately on, so I had that up my sleeve as headed down the M6 toll, M6 and A14. jrev61 had posted the game was on but I couldn't confirm by phone. Arriving at Bowden's Park at just after 1 pm, the club office confirmed the game was on. Time on my hands to to explore Market Harborough.

Good news!

But joy gradually turned to dispair as it transpired that only one of the three match officials (an assistant) had turned up and the other two weren't going to, including the referee. Thankfully assistant Charlie Sentance, who could well be the oldest active match official in the UCL, in stepped into the middle while the Harborough Chairman and a hurridly found local referee both ran the line.

Bowden's Park is very much work in progress, though nearing the end, with smart new clubhouse housing all the facilities including tea bar, changing rooms, bar, club shop, etc. A fully enclosed pitch was railed off with access to three sides and small amount of cover. It is located on the southern outskirts of the town off the A508 Northampton Road, next to the rugby club. While Harborough have been based at Bowden's Park for around 30 years, they have played on other pitches at the complex during this time. At some point the current first-team pitch had been turned round 90 degrees, so I was told.

The game, thankfully, kicked-off nine minutes later. Harborough took the lead in the first half which was cancelled out by the visitors after the break.

It was good to watch the match in the company of jrev61. Problems at the printer meant no programmes though old copies were available for £1 and teamsheets distributed free of charge.



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Also at this game with the very amiable Grundyhiller.Neither of us thought much of the ground apart from the clubhouse which is very good.

Didnt think much of Silsden either and could be a good relegation bet if they dont improve.Having said that ,they did do very well to get the game on.

Bacup were well worth the 3 points.


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North West Counties League Premier Division
Runcorn Linnets 0 Ramsbottom United 5
Attendance: 249
Admission: £5
Programme: £1.50
Tea hut purchases: Meat & Potato Pie £1.50, Tea 60p
Weather: Light cloud, dry and chilly
Parking: Car park outside the ground

Clinical performance from the classy looking visitors.
Nice to see Runcorns new ground.
Nice to see a football match again.
Visit report and pictures available here:

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dottirofhod
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Dec 12, 2010, 2:04 PM

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PINCHBECK UNITED 12 AFC LOUTH 0
they went in with a 3-0 lead at half time. Eight goals were added in the second half with the Louth keeper being left totally exposed by his absent defence.

Exactly how many pints of Slaters IPA did you have John ? Will pass your praise of beer to Vicky Slater and family . Shame she and Slaters beers left the Monkey in Crewe a few years ago .



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Duchy League Division Three
Delabole United 5-0 Camelford "A"
Admission/Prog - none
Tea/Coffee available by donation

The ground was covered perfectly well by Trevor on 28/3/09, nothing has changed since then.

This match was over well before half time, Delabole scored their first after only 2 minutes and added further goals spread throughout the first period. Camelford thirds were an absolute shambles.

After the break, both the home team took their foot off their gas, and the visitors noticeably improved playing down the slope, and no further goals were added.

I thought the game might have been in some doubt as fog rolled in, the huge wind turbines a few hundred metres away slowly disappeared in the gloom, but this proved to be no problem in the end.

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Dec 12, 2010, 2:43 PM

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CHASETOWN 3 KETTERING TOWN 3 FA TROPHY
£8 ADMISSION £2 PROGRAMME - Decent read Free teamsheet
Hot Dog £2

Standout game yesterday for me and for a change my instinct proved right as the 444 fans enjoyed a roller coaster afternoon. Kettering took the lead against the run of play through the evergreen Paul Furlong to lead at half time. Chasetown levelled in bizarre circumstances in the 2nd half as the Poppies keeper Kelvin Jack carried the ball over the line the Assisant Referees flag was up immediately despite not being on the goal line to judge correctly, I am told it was well over but Mr Jack booted the ball in temper then sprinted over towards the Assistant. Ian Roper and the REFEREE did well to keep the irate keeper from earning a red card, getting a yellow for his efforts.
Ex Saddler Gary Birch then took centre stage putting the Chase in front only for Kettering to level again, you expected the full timess to be coming stronger as the game continued but Birch got his 2nd to set up a potential giant killing. Former Saddlers legend Ian Roper got his team out of jail 2 minutes from time levelling for a 2nd time.
The groundsmen worked tirelessly to get this game on were rewarded with a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon back in the area where I grew up.
I'm in Kettering with family on Tuesday do I dare try and do the replay?


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Dec 12, 2010, 4:08 PM

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WBW Solicitors South Devon League Premier

Buckland Athletic Reserves 7 Upton Athletic 2

Ent fee NO Prog NO Att 70 Head Count by Paignton Nick

This was top v second at Homers Heath and Bucklands young guns won it. Upton Athletic for years have been top dogs in the South Devon area but i think this game showed some are coming to there last few seasons time for some young lads to be given a chance.



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John of Wessex
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Dec 12, 2010, 4:12 PM

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United Counties League Premier Division
Deeping Rangers 2-2 Newport Pagnell Town (0-1 HT)

On paper this should've been a walk in the park for the visitors. Clearly one of the top four teams in this league with an impressive record of 14-2-2 going into this fixture, Newport managed to snatch a draw from the jaws of victory yesterday.
A superb 30-yard+ strike midway through the first half gave them the lead. It was the sort of rocket shot where the keeper didn't even bother to move other than to turn around and pick the ball out of the back of the net.
Deeping hustled and harried and gave it a go but I thought Pagnell were always one step ahead.

The second half continued along the same vein. A 68th minute close range strike, after good build up seemingly had the points in the bag but this only seemed to fire up the home side and, with a never-say-die attitude, hit back with goals on 77 and 85 minutes to scrape a draw. In injury time they broke clear in a 3-on-1 situation but contrived to shank a shot wide to deny them an unlikely victory.

A good days entertainment.

Admission £5
Pin Badge £3

Hot food available included Sausage Rolls (£1) and Pasties (£2)


WestBerksPalace
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Dec 12, 2010, 5:34 PM

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Buckie Rovers 2-5 New Elgin
Scottish Juniors North, Div 1
1.30pm to 3.15pm; Merson Park, Buckpool, Buckie, Moray.
£3. Doesn't issue. Teabar though.

Aye Up Phil, didn't fancy a romantic Saturday in with the loved one then? Evo Stick Northern Premier Div One South Dales Lane- Rushall Olympic 2-1 Carlton Town, Entrance £6. Superb 60 page programme £2, Tea 80p, Pint of Highgate Dark Mild, v tasty, £2.30. Attendance 109. Match Rating 4/5 Ground Rating 2/5 A few ticks took my eye today including Daventry Town <wouldn't answer phone before midday>, Chasetown v Kettering T and Cadbury Heath v Reading T in the Vase <PPnd>. But as I'd tried to do Dales Lane last New Years Day, which was called off due to frozen pitch by the ref after complaints by grumpy visiting Chasetown officials at 13:30pm, Olympic were top of my list. A very friendly and efficient club, a cosy little clubhouse, a decent pint, superb prog which is clearly a labour of love for someone, and teams pinned up on clubhouse and shop windows. The visitors Carlton, who to my ignorance I later learnt are from a suburb of Nottingham <Gedling> arrived only beaten once in the league so far this season. SO, this game must of been a bit of a shock to them. After an early dodgy penalty decision, which Carlton were happy to put away, Olympic soon got the better of the game, and by the 25th minute were deserving of a 2-1 lead after a cracking 20 yd free kick and tidy conversion from 'Lucan Spittle' for the 2nd <great name this>. For the rest of the game, Olympic were mostly on the offensive and frankly Carlton, 'The Millers' were pretty poor, if they had of snatched an equaliser it would have been a travesty. I expect Olympic to threaten the play offs. The ground by Step4 standards is dissapointing, the only cover being down one side with ancient looking chicken run shelters housing 3 rows of tired looking plastic bucket seats. However, on the opposite side they have seemingly concreted two areas for future stand erections, I suspect this will be needed quickly to stay at Step4, and will be definitely needed should they sneak into Step3. Add in some quality West Midlands banter and humour from the locals, it made for a good day outSmile



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WESSEX LGE PREM: TOTTON & ELING 1 CHRISTCHURCH 3
ADM: £5 PROG: £2 ATT: h/c 45

Plans A & B for the day were off so thanks to STEELBACK for the info that T&E was still on and decided to head to the South Coast to 're-do' this club at their new ground. Clearly they're the poor neighbours of AFC Totton as all the decent facilities including a clubhouse have gone next door. Seems as though their intention is to follow Eastleigh through the leagues whereas T&E seem to have accepted their little lot is no higher than step 5.

I could be wrong but the stand and cover appear to have made the journey across town with them so do provide some basic cover. The other two sides are just flat standing reminds me a bit of Verwood with Totton Lakes behind offering the 4x4 merchants an area for their country walks. Despite being on the edge of town both grounds are still within reach of the train station if that's your preference.

As for the game, well the visitors shaded it with better quality finishing really. The match was always competitive bordering on niggly at times with the Ref enjoying listening to the sound of his whistle. Enjoyable though and always a relief to get a game on and the pitch held up remarkably well. Only minor grumble of the day was the prog being over priced for this level but such is life!

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TheWavendonian
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Dec 12, 2010, 6:32 PM

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Thame United 2 Bracknell Town 2.

Earlier in the season, myself, Oxpete and JimmyJazz were at Ardley, when Jake, the Thame chairman (reveal yourself Jake!), recognised us as hoppers and informed us of the impending move back to Thame. It was by accident on Friday night that I noticed this first fixture at the new ground so myself and James (Pete had to work) ventured down to the ASM stadium.

After a lovely drive taking the scenic route from MK through Stewkley, Oving, Waddesdon (There is building work at their old Hellenic ground) and Ashendon via the eerie Westcott Social Club ground which looks like an abandoned concentration camp, and chucking a left at Long Crendon (a future must), we arrived at the ground.

On one of the outside pitches there was a vets game KB & PR v. Old Gits or something. We stayed for 5 minutes til half time then went to the main club.

After negotiating the automatic door, we entered into this plush, new, state of the art clubhouse. There was a pleasant newish smell about it. One of mild cinnamon Dentyne to be precise. The bar was excellent and large with numerous TV screens dotted around. The snack bar opens up into the club one side and out onto the ground the other.

We had a coffee (Kenco machine) which I thought wasn't bad at all. But the only hot food was hot dogs. But to be honest I can't criticise anything as the positives far outweigh the negatives here. We could only assume that due to the crap weather of recent days, they weren't entirely sure of the game going ahead and didn't go mad bulk buying burgers etc. But there were Mars bars etc. so no one was going to starve. And who can honestly criticise anything on a day when it was just a great occasion to see the club back home.

Now bearing in mind the chairman must have been up to his ears in work since we saw him in August at Ardley, we walked up to him and reminded him of our brief chat there. His reply was where's Oxpete?. I'm not trying to put the bloke on a pedestal but for him to remember our names and take time to stop and chat, with all that was going on, really creates a good impression. Only a seemingly small thing but of immense value.

At four quid to get in, a free badge!, and a cracking standard of football, I have no quibbles whatsoever.

Nice one Jake, and all the best to Thame United, a fine advertisement for what can be achieved by people who care about their home town club and can afford to invest their time and money.


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Harrogate RA 3 Trafford 2
Evo-Stick 1N
Entry £7/£4 No Progs but FREE teamsheet
Attendance 68 (Official) 82 (h/c)
Tea £1 Chips £1

At last, after a break of some 18 days, a football match. The quick thaw that allowed this one to be announced as ON caught a few out including Harrogate who had expected it to be OFF as there was a deep covering of snow on the pitch as resently as Wednesday evening and they missed the printers deadline for programmes to be printed. The Station View Buffet was also without pies but managed to do chips, peas and gravy or any combination of same. Referees assessors must have been desperate for a game too as a pair of them were included in my head count and they enjoyed a game played at tremendous pace on a heavy pitch. Harrogate dominated the early stages and went close a couple of times before Jon Maloney headed in a cross from Michael Duckworth after 13 minutes. They also had a good shout for a penalty turned down and could have led by 2 or 3 but Trafford fought back and levelled after 16 minutes with a first time shot from Chris Baguley which flew into the top corner from 20 yards. Railway went back in front only three minutes later when Andy Jackson reacted quickest to a ball played into the box by Liam Gray and neatly chipped it over Trafford keeper Aaron Tyrer. At this point it looked like we could have had a goal feast but despite end to end play there was only one more before half time with Trafford levelling again after 40 minutes when a free kick out on the right by Jamie Baguley bounced a couple of times as it crossed the box and was missed by several players before going in near the far post. Harrogate took the lead again a minute after the break when Maloney set up Duckworth who shot neatly just inside the post from 10 yards. Harrogate then sat on the lead and Trafford enjoyed most of the play but could not score despite a few goalmouth scrambles and blocked shots with one attracting huge shouts for handball. Chris Baguley did go close twice, first firing just over the bar with a free kick and then near the end hitting a good volley just the wrong side of the post. Harrogate had the ball in the net with a header from a free kick after 82 minutes but it was ruled out for off side and substitute Steve Palfrey should have made the game safe when he was clear but shot tamely for Tyrer to save just a couple of minutes from the end.



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oxpete
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Dec 12, 2010, 6:48 PM

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Thame United 2 Bracknell Town 2.

Now bearing in mind the chairman must have been up to his ears in work since we saw him in August at Ardley, we walked up to him and reminded him of our brief chat there. His reply was where's Oxpete?. I'm not trying to put the bloke on a pedestal but for him to remember our names and take time to stop and chat, with all that was going on, really creates a good impression. Only a seemingly small thing but of immense value.

Nice one Jake, and all the best to Thame United, a fine advertisement for what can be achieved by people who care about their home town club and can afford to invest their time and money.


Glad to hear you and James had a good day, Chris - wish I'd been there too. Three weeks of postponements now, and I'm beginning to get the shakes - I cycled to Northway v JET this morning to find that was frozen off too. Unsure


jimmyjazz
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When the weather picks up Pete have a look at your local timetables, noticed a bus 280 runs from Thame to Oxford maybe even late midweek?

First ground I can recall going to which had a wine list in the clubhouse.Smile And for those carnivores amongst us the hot dogs although hard to find looked deliciously meaty.


davidp
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Dec 12, 2010, 7:13 PM

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Welsh Alliance : Gwalchmai 1 Llanberis 1. Att 80. Admission £3; Programme £1

...A decent turnout included a number of this site's posters including Wiretown Ed and Wiretown Kid, AndyD, Mick and the Hotchkiss twins. ...

Something that keeps puzzling me is that nearly every 'Where did you go' thread seems to contain an innocuous match where 'loads of hoppers' were there. Why do hoppers all seem to be attracted to the same obscure match, even when it's not a new ground or have any point of interest? How do you all know to go to the same game? (I don't mean those of you who meet up and are in contact). eg, did you ring Wiretown Ed and Kid etc or did they just happen to be there?



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KnowYourMarket
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Dec 12, 2010, 7:20 PM

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We just happened to be there, not obscure really as Anglesey was relatively mild all week and was a pretty safe bet for a game. What's obscure about level 3 football in Wales? In fact you went to a game at the same level very recentlyTongue

I have to say due to making many new friends via hopping I know someone at a game more often than not.



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davidp
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Hiya KYM,

Sorry, by obscure I meant not one where you would normally expect a load of hoppers, like some obvious point of interest or new ground. I have nothing against obscure games; as you say I am getting quite a penchant for them myself. Just intrigued as to why you get these games where so many hoppers turn up.



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Andy Mac
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Dec 12, 2010, 7:46 PM

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Annoyed ... Plan was Pelsall Villa V Pershore. Checked the website at 12.15. Game on it said , drove there to find pitch and car park empty. MIDLAND COMBINATION... please update your site sooner its not good enough


I tend to find that the telephone is a useful appliance when there is doubt due to the weather!


davidp
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Dec 12, 2010, 7:54 PM

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Annoyed ... Plan was Pelsall Villa V Pershore. Checked the website at 12.15. Game on it said , drove there to find pitch and car park empty. MIDLAND COMBINATION... please update your site sooner its not good enough


I tend to find that the telephone is a useful appliance when there is doubt due to the weather!


True, although I often find difficulty getting phone numbers from club websites and when you do often they are out of date or not answering. Often they direct you to an online contact form.



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dottirofhod
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Dec 12, 2010, 8:00 PM

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I tend to find that the telephone is a useful appliance when there is doubt due to the weather!


True, although I often find difficulty getting phone numbers from club websites and when you do often they are out of date or not answering. Often they direct you to an online contact form.


Any one who uses websites for up to date info is a -----, davidp use this a first step -

http://www.thefa.com/...toFootball/FindAClub



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davy c
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Dec 12, 2010, 8:03 PM

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no hoppers at my game, or if the was I would have been struggling to identify them !
Newcastle Utd 3 Liverpool 1
admisson £40 Prog £3
att 50k plus, seemed pretty full

Had initially been hoping for a double or ven an unliklely treble when Bishops announced a midday kick off, but at least two weeks ago i got the notion that this would be my only game, which proved to be so.

No matter, a thoroughly enjoyable contest, with the Geordies well worth their win, Liverpool were poor (Torres cut a very unhappy looking figure up front) and I cant see them ending the season any higher than 8 or 9th. Much as I hate to admit it, Joey Barton was outstanding.
Great ground and a hell of an atmosphere




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LLD
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Dec 12, 2010, 8:05 PM

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Scottish Premier League
Hearts v Aberdeen, 5-0, H.T. 2-0, Att 13434, Admission £22, Programme £3
at Tynecastle Park

Off hand I'm not sure how many Hearts v Aberdeen games I've seen down the years . . . but this is the poorest Aberdeen side I've ever witnessed. Devoid of inspiration, lacking in skill and rock-bottom in confidence, new manager Craigie Broon must wonder what he has taken on.

Two-down within ten minutes, the Dons could have been four behind by half time. Hearts scored three after the break without really breaking sweat. They'll not have an easier 90 minutes all season.

Cash gates in operation at the away end but only for the higher-priced £22 tickets for the upper seats. Home fans get the option of £16 tickets for the lower areas. I took the train for this one as Tynecastle is not the best ground for parking. This allowded me to watch the ICT v Rangers match in the pub at Haymarket before heading to Tynecastle.

I sat with the Dons fans, some of whom left after ten minutes. From the Dons perspective they probably did the right thing. From a neutral viewpoint the main interest was in how many goals Hearts could be bothered to score.

The atmosphere at Tynecastle is usually good but I thought it was a bit muted today. Perhaps it was just too easy for the Hearts fans to get excited.



Also at Hearts v Aberdeen and hard to argue with prorege's summary.

Aberdeen were shocking; had Hearts really turned it on then they could have been looking at another 9-0 job. As it was, the home side played in fits and starts and were really on easy street after scoring twice early on.

Hearts have a decent first XI but they would seem to lack the depth to put in a sustained challenge to either of the OF - the presence of the likes of Calum Elliot and Ryan Stevenson on the bench showing that their squad isn't particularly strong.

I sat close to the centre of Hearts' wonderful old main stand (tickets £18), which sustained some damage due to last week's snow and ice. In a world of identikit stadia it's a wee taste of yesteryear, even allowing for the fact that the old cast iron and wooden seats have been replaced with plastic ones. If it isn't listed then it should be.



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...A decent turnout included a number of this site's posters including Wiretown Ed and Wiretown Kid, AndyD, Mick and the Hotchkiss twins. ...

Something that keeps puzzling me is that nearly every 'Where did you go' thread seems to contain an innocuous match where 'loads of hoppers' were there. Why do hoppers all seem to be attracted to the same obscure match, even when it's not a new ground or have any point of interest? How do you all know to go to the same game? (I don't mean those of you who meet up and are in contact). eg, did you ring Wiretown Ed and Kid etc or did they just happen to be there?

Shhh!! Didn't you know? It's all to to with the Mason's etc. Tongue



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Thanks Dottirofhod,

I'll use that from now on. I have one concern - it is still a website - so I will still be a ----- Tongue.



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buncranaboy
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Dec 12, 2010, 8:14 PM

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...A decent turnout included a number of this site's posters including Wiretown Ed and Wiretown Kid, AndyD, Mick and the Hotchkiss twins. ...

Something that keeps puzzling me is that nearly every 'Where did you go' thread seems to contain an innocuous match where 'loads of hoppers' were there. Why do hoppers all seem to be attracted to the same obscure match, even when it's not a new ground or have any point of interest? How do you all know to go to the same game? (I don't mean those of you who meet up and are in contact). eg, did you ring Wiretown Ed and Kid etc or did they just happen to be there?



As KYM says, purely by chance although AndyD did accuse us of stalking him as we'd also seen him at Beer last week. It's merely doing the homework - assess the weather forecast and head for an area where you're likely to have multiple options. I guess the other guys also used the same logic. In this case Gwalchmai had a good write-up following a recent Welsh Cup game, plus there was going to be a progamme and there was no danger of a postponement........I wouldn't be surprised to see some of the same faces again next weekend. You may also notice that none of the above tend to post "where are you going" when the iffy weather hits as all bets are off. Apart from KYM of course who very rarely ends up where he thinks he's going in any event Tongue


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Dec 12, 2010, 8:23 PM

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I'll use that from now on. I have one concern - it is still a website - so I will still be a ----- Tongue.


You little jigger , you know I meant to find out if a game was off/on and not looking for phone numbers.
Far better ringing , I realise a lot on this Forum dont like ringing for some reason but that is up to them.
Just yesterday Chorley had a 09-00 pitch inspection to see who/where they were playing , they did all the right things informing teams concerned and the league. The info did not reach their website until much later !



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...A decent turnout included a number of this site's posters including Wiretown Ed and Wiretown Kid, AndyD, Mick and the Hotchkiss twins. ...

Something that keeps puzzling me is that nearly every 'Where did you go' thread seems to contain an innocuous match where 'loads of hoppers' were there. Why do hoppers all seem to be attracted to the same obscure match, even when it's not a new ground or have any point of interest? How do you all know to go to the same game? (I don't mean those of you who meet up and are in contact). eg, did you ring Wiretown Ed and Kid etc or did they just happen to be there?



As KYM says, purely by chance although AndyD did accuse us of stalking him as we'd also seen him at Beer last week. It's merely doing the homework - assess the weather forecast and head for an area where you're likely to have multiple options. I guess the other guys also used the same logic.

Quite right. Add in the fact that, as this is Gwalchmai's first season at this level, less people would have been there than some of the longer serving clubs and I was certain I would see a number of hoppers there, the only question was which ones they would be.


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Dover Athletic 2 (0) Maidenhead 2 (0)
Blue Square Bet South
Entry adult £12
Programme £2
Attendance 754

http://educatedleftfoot.blogspot.com/2010/12/dover-hangover.html

Worth watching the highlights of a good game:
http://www.dafctv.com/



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Dec 12, 2010, 8:41 PM

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Welsh Alliance : Gwalchmai 1 Llanberis 1. Att 80. Admission £3; Programme £1

Quite right. Add in the fact that, as this is Gwalchmai's first season at this level, less people would have been there than some of the longer serving clubs and I was certain I would see a number of hoppers there, the only question was which ones they would be.


Yes Mick there were about 20 hoppers at the Welsh Cup game on Nov 6th v Port Talbot .



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Yes Mick there were about 20 hoppers at the Welsh Cup game on Nov 6th v Port Talbot .


Yes, if I hadn't been on Tricky's Polish Tours I could well have been there myself that day.


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Dec 12, 2010, 9:10 PM

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Newcastle Utd 3 Liverpool 1
admisson £40 Prog £3
att 50k plus, seemed pretty full


Also at this one. Originally booked an early train as soon the 5.30 kick off was announced in October in the hope of a non league game before. In the end nothing on so it was an afternoon on the lash and many thanks to Sm1d for leading 4 travelling reds around some of Newcastle's highlights!! Smile

Good to have Newcastle back on the fixture list.

As for the result it was exactly what I expected.


Tring's no 1
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Dec 12, 2010, 9:12 PM

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Tring Athletic 1 Dunstable Town 6
FA Vase 3rd Round
Adm:£5 Prog:£1

Driving to the Grass Roots Stadium my car's temp gauge registered an almost balmy 8c.The ground is in Cow Lane just on the outskirts of the town,close to the junction with the A41.The site has Tring Rugby Club adjacent & also incorporates the Tring Rackets Club facility close to the car park.
The pitch looked in superb condition & held up well throughout the game.I was quite impressed with the venue for this level, which includes a wooden stand (The David Evans Stand) as well as a large wooden framed clubhouse where i happened to see Tring's most infamous resident,none other than former 'top' referee Graham Poll in attendance.
With the home side flying high (Currently 2nd) in the South Mids Prem,i expected a routine win against their mid table opposition.But such are the joys of cup football i ended up witnessing Dunstable giving them a real lesson in counter attacking football & finishing. The score being 1-2 at half time,the away side ran riot in the second half with some real classy goals.One was due to a goalkeeping error.I hope it wasn't fellow forum poster 'Tring's No.1' who was today's custodian!



On the bench yesterday - pretty much perfect conditions for a game. Would love to have played, but in hindsight, an unused sub was probably the best result!

A poor display from us. Pulling a goal back just before half time should have been the catalyst to pile on the pressure down the slope. The individual mistakes we made were punished by Dunstable who seem to be a bit of a bogey side for Tring. Most teams would have sat back on their lead & be happy with 3 or 4 but I can't take anything away from their win.

Need to pick outselves up for league leaders Chalfont St Peter who visit on Tuesday. Chalfont lost their 100% record on Saturday so will also have a point to prove. Could be a cracker (cue nil nil bore draw!)


eesti7
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Dec 12, 2010, 9:25 PM

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League Two

Macclesfield 2 Gillingham 4

Attendance 1,507
Admission £18
Programme £2.50


Three away wins in a row for Gillingham after 18 months without a win on the road. And I've seen every one, the run coinciding with me doing 3 consecutive Gills away games for the first time in years.

Macclesfield is a mighty fine town for a pub crawl. Went to six in total, the best of which were the Waters Green Tavern (six guest beers, miserable - but very entertaining - landlady/barmaid, two minutes from the station), The Prince of Wales (aquarium at eye level in the urinals to help you while away the time, plus Roary the Macclesfield Town mascot was serving behind the bar when we left), and the Railway View (cosy pub 10 minutes from the ground, open fire, guest beers, pies... what more could you want?)

Moss Rose is a splendid little ground, a nice mix of seats and terracing, managing three sides of each. Gills fans were in the new stand as the away terrace was closed. At half-time I wandered up the back to peer into what I thought was an executive box. In fact it was the staff kitchen and the club offices were next door, also with a nice view of the stadium!

As for the game, well... it's only the 2nd time I've seen Gills score four away from home and it could have been more. Gills, mainly thanks to Peterborough loanees Whelpdale and Charlie Lee, who are far too good for League Two, have been transformed in recent weeks. I just hope we can keep it up when they go back to London Road.

All in all, a great day out!


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Dec 12, 2010, 9:58 PM

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Macclesfield 2 Gillingham 4

Attendance 1,507
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£18 to watch Macclesfield Town?????? Crazy no wonder there was only 1,500 there!!



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Wiretown.Editor
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Dec 13, 2010, 12:31 AM

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Welsh Alliance : Gwalchmai 1 Llanberis 1. Att 80. Admission £3; Programme £1

...A decent turnout included a number of this site's posters including Wiretown Ed and Wiretown Kid, AndyD, Mick and the Hotchkiss twins. ...

Something that keeps puzzling me is that nearly every 'Where did you go' thread seems to contain an innocuous match where 'loads of hoppers' were there. Why do hoppers all seem to be attracted to the same obscure match, even when it's not a new ground or have any point of interest? How do you all know to go to the same game? (I don't mean those of you who meet up and are in contact). eg, did you ring Wiretown Ed and Kid etc or did they just happen to be there?


Indeed it was quite by chance, apart from Andy D who drove this time and naturally Wiretown Kid, who was quite amused when I said he had been mentioned on here, although I don't recall him ever being called that before. Chance it was of course as far as heading for better weather permits and it was one of an ever decreasing number in North Wales we both need. They were the last at Step 3 for me personally.


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Dec 13, 2010, 12:38 AM

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Ferring 1 v 2 Broadbridge Heath Sussex County FL Div 3 Admission inc prog £2 Tea/Coffee 60p

As i was going out in the evening i needed an early Kick Off or somewhere local. plan A was to go to Norton Sports but firstly Henfield Bee cried off and then when i went to get the new ground details of the internet i found we did not have access to the internet and BT advised they were upgrading our Broadband and so it might be 48 hours before it was up and running. so Plan B it was and the short drive to Ferring whose ground is approx 15 to 20 minutes walk from Goring Station and there are buses which stop near the ground, whose address is Greystoke road, but only has a very small car park whre the youth centre is and limited parking in Greystoke Road, However Rife Road runs alongside the ground and there is also parking available in the road here. The ground is railed off and has a small covered stand that could hold approx 50 people and there is a small clubhouse selling hot and cold drinks and crisps etc plus lager and bottled ales, but no hot food was available. A reasonable game was won by Broadbridge Heath whose first goal just before half time was a cross that flew into the far corner. they scored again midway through the second half and then missed a couple of golden opportunites to extend their lead before Ferrinf scored a fine goal with about 10 minutes to go.


Sm1d
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Dec 13, 2010, 5:33 AM

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Newcastle Utd 3 Liverpool 1
admisson £40 Prog £3
att 50k plus, seemed pretty full


Also at this one. Originally booked an early train as soon the 5.30 kick off was announced in October in the hope of a non league game before. In the end nothing on so it was an afternoon on the lash and many thanks to Sm1d for leading 4 travelling reds around some of Newcastle's highlights!! Smile

Good to have Newcastle back on the fixture list.

As for the result it was exactly what I expected.


Smile My pleasure. A very enjoyable afternoon with the 4 travelling reds, although you failed to mention the ti.. and ar.. Wink



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Lowestoft Town 2 v 3 Uxbridge - FA Trophy 1st Round
Prog 60 Pages £2.00 - Admission £10.00 - Att 609

Great to have a stress free Saturday without worrying about referees calling games off late. Positively balmy on the far east coast. Though not warm enough for the locals to partake the Lemon Meringue which was available at one of the refreshment kiosks.

A minor upset here and thought that Uxbridge deserved their win. They clearly made the journey to frustrate their opponents and completely succeeded in a first half where Lowestoft had plenty of openings but came up against a well organised defence and when they found a way through they found the Plwonski in the Uxbridge goal in inspired form or on the one occasion he was beaten Carter was on hand to clear McClone's header off the line.

Uxbridge took the lead on the hour with Moore heading in Clark's corner from close range. Lowestoft responded positively but could not get past Plwonski. Still 0-1 with 5 minutes left, Uxbridge scored twice in two minutes with Farrell finishing from 20 yards then Crane leaving a long ball for his keeper not realising that Moore was behind him and it was a simple task for Moore to scored. Cue exodus of home fans.

Surprisingly Lowestoft then scored twice afterwards with Forbes scoring from close range and then in the final minute of stoppage time Crane headed past Plwonski. Though Crane's attempts to get Uxbridge to recommence play as quickly as possible was met with Brown pushing him to the ground in the net for which Brown earned a straight red. All academic as play lasted 20 seconds after play resumed.

Crazy last few minutes masked what had been for 85 minutes a rather ordinary cup tie.

Ventured back to the Triangle Tavern (Green Jack Brewery tap) for several of their range. After the match had problems convincing a Lowestoft fan who had left when Uxbridge scored their 3rd that Lowestoft had in fact pulled two goals back.

Quick sojourn in Norwich and mistakenly went to the Coach and Horses (Chalk Hill Brewery tap). Full of inebriated Norwich fans drinking pitchers of ale. Would you trust a brewery whose latest marketing slogan is 'thirst consultants'.


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Thame United 2 Bracknell Town 2.

We had a coffee (Kenco machine) which I thought wasn't bad at all. But the only hot food was hot dogs. But to be honest I can't criticise anything as the positives far outweigh the negatives here. We could only assume that due to the crap weather of recent days, they weren't entirely sure of the game going ahead and didn't go mad bulk buying burgers etc. But there were Mars bars etc. so no one was going to starve. And who can honestly criticise anything on a day when it was just a great occasion to see the club back home.

Pitch had been playable since Wednesday according to report in local press and Hellenic Website, the game was also advertised as being on the previous evening on BBC Oxford News. The club stated they were expecting upto 400 hundred to attend in the local press. The chairman has put it down to teething problems. The 280 bus service only has one midweek bus running back to Oxford after the game at 22.13 from Thame Co-op, a few minutes earlier from near the ground, it takes 40 minutes to get to Oxford Station. Going to Aylesbury or Haddenham Parkway buses leave Thame Town Hall at 21.51, 22.41, 23.41 so a few mintes later from near the ground.


StephenHarris
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Dec 13, 2010, 10:15 AM

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Saturday 11 December 2010: Needham Market 8-0 Leyton: Isthmian Div 1 North; att: 188; Entry: £8; programme issued.

With the dodgy weather of late, I had not booked any travel up to Merseyside for the big Tranmere vs Orient game and so decided on a trip out to Suffolk to see one of my other local clubs. Needham Market is a pleasant enough little place and the Bloomfields ground is perfectly good and functional for this level. It is entered at the south east corner, where there is a large, modern clubhouse and a tea bar. The stand is just off halfway along the east side and is a steep affair, with five rows of wooden bench seating, mostly supplemented with red or black plastic seats. There is a stretch of flat, covered standing on the opposite side and two quaint little structures at the south end giving some more cover, albeit set well back from the rail and with grass underfoot. I’ve put a photo of the stand at this link:
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/44956106

It is yet another new dawn for Leyton FC, under new manager Gordon Boateng and with a whole host of unfamiliar names on the teamsheet. Plus one more recognisable face, in ex-Orient youth teamer Solomon Shields. Unfortunately, it was exactly the same result as last time I went to watch them away from home – an 8-0 reverse. Obviously they were very poor in defence and Needham are one of the better sides in this division. But the result hides the fact that Leyton’s build-up play was actually quite good at times, but let down by poor to non-existent finishing. Overall a very comfortable win for Needham, who look set to continue their upward progress through the leagues (ground-grading permitting).

A thick match programme was issued for £1. This turned out to be very heavy on the advertising, with what editorial content there was needing a magnifying glass to read. I had already taken lunch, but I noticed the tea bar was selling burgers, sausages, bacon, chips and curry sauce as well as hot and cold drinks and chocolates.


Isaac
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Dec 13, 2010, 10:26 AM

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FA Vase 3rd Round

Herne Bay 2 Colliers Wood United 0

£5 and £1.50 for a very good programme called Baywatch.

This game was declared on the day before and the pitch was in pretty good condition, well done to Charlie the groundsman.

I saw some of the visiting players down on the sea front about 1pm eating their pre match meal, from the chippy!

One of the better Kent League grounds, there is also a small clubshop. Team line ups helpfully displayed there. Unusually there were three errors in the otherwise excellent programme and a small prize was on offer to anybody who could spot them, I only found two of them.

A very one sided affair, Herne Bay hit the post in the opening minute and dominated throughout, only poor finishing and dogged defending by the visitors meant we were still goaless at half time.

The visitors started a brighter in the second half but Herne Bay were soon back on top and finally tok the lead on 58mins, Colliers Wood keeper Dan Burnett came racing out of his area but was beaten to the ball by Danny Lawrence who took his time before squaring the ball to Michael Jenner to slam into the empty net. In stoppage time the visitors were pushing hard for an equaliser but were caught on the break and Luke Harvey through on goal fired in to settle matters, Herne Bay really should have won this a lot more comfortably. I've seem Colliers Wood a couple of times before this season and they looked quite good but were well beaten on this occasion


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St Joseph's 4 Penrhiwceiber Cons 1

South Wales Senior League Div 2
attn 6 f + n

I wish I had gone somwhere else.

Two teams trying to play a decent game of football on a railed off pitch, playeable if slightly soft, were denied a decent contest by an incompetent in black who gave out 13 yellow and three red cards. A frustating afternoon for all concerned.



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ColtheJock
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Dec 13, 2010, 12:51 PM

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Well I saw my first game for over 2 weeks due to the weather, and it was a cracker, as in the Ryman League One North, Thamesmead Town drew 3-3 with Maldon & Tiptree. So the 51 hardy souls who ventured along to Bayliss Avenue were rewarded with a sending off, 6 goals, and a penalty save in that order. Thamesmead suffered going a man down after only 7 mins, in what was a mysterious decision and one of several by the officials. Information from the player dismissed was that he was elbowed, then in getting up clashed with the opposition player and some visiting supporters cried foul. The referee having not seen what happened somehow decided to make a rash decision. Anyway, M&T scored 2 mins later and then again ten mins after that to lead 2-0. The Mead got a goal back via a penalty which saw the M&T keeper escape with a yellow. Ashley Proberts blasted home but the 2 goal advantage was got back within a few minutes. So 1-3 down at half time it looked bleak for the Mead, but they battled superbly and mid-way through the 2nd half scored twice in the space of a few minutes, both balls into the box by the aforementioned Proberts causing confusion which saw Richard Avery score, and then James Campbell head back across goal for Andy Constable to turn home the equaliser. At this point we were over the moon and a point was looking well gained, only for the officials to throw another spanner, a long ball, a clear push on our central defender who then handled and low and behold, a penalty to M&T in the last minute. The Mead goalie Sam Mott is getting a reputation for stopping pens, and saved this month to preserve the draw.

All in all a thriller Sly



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Dec 13, 2010, 1:57 PM

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Cammell Laird 3-2 Wakefield; Emo-shtik NPL Division One North
Admission: £6; Prog: NONE! Mad Att: 60ish (H/C)

A good entertaining game this turned out to be, with both pie/peas/gravy AND a cheeseburger scoffed! I'd been on a works night-out before so obviously needed copious amounts of grease to recover.
After finding out the night before Grimsby Borough v Ponte was off I decided to get on the Wakefield coach over to the Wirral to get a rather unnattractive looking ground out of the way. Unattractive in the fact that there's not much around the area in drinking terms or much else!
Upon arriving in the clubhouse we were told the programmes had been 'held up in Dewsbury' Crazy before later finding out they hadn't bothered to produce one! One of the classic excuses given was 'We only found out the game was ON at 10am' - Really? I thought it had been on since the fixtures were announced at the start of the season - not just put on at the last minute! Remind me to use this excuse in future for every game Ponte do and I will no longer have to bother printing anything at all Wink. Poor show!
That said, the game wasn't too bad with plenty of incident. Wakey took an early lead and looked a good bet to build on it. They should have at least gotten to HT without conceding, but 4 minutes before the break came the equaliser. Second half was all Lairds early on and their second goal was coming, before they added a third and that looked to be that! The ref then sent off Lairds No. 10, for kicking the ball away when he had already been booked. Very petulant! Wakey pulled one back with about 5 minutes to go from the aptly named 'Shooter'! The sub made a difference when he came on and was full of running and Lairds were there for the taking. However a late melee saw Wakefield reduced to 10, squaring the teams up again, surprisingly no booking for a home player though. There must have been nearly 8 minutes of stoppage time, but the Bears couldn't come up with an equaliser.

The ground has 2 almost identical stands along each side, fully covered with about 5 rows of seating. There's an extra covered standing area along one side. Both goals are open ends. No sign of snow at all so no idea why they even thought that this game might not be on! The only bad thing about the pitch was how soft it was, which meant it cut up in places.

No real ale around the area, eventually got back to Featherstone by 8pm (where the coach company's depot is) and had a mini-crawl around 'Fevverly Hills' with Ponte's chairman.



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Portishead 3-4 Westbury

Western League Div1

Att 50ish
Adm £4.
Prog, saw a few people with one, but didn't see where they were being sold <assume sold out>.
Homemade meat and veg pasty £1, yummy.
About my 4th attempt to get here over the years. The bottom 2 in the league produced a cracker, when Westbury went down to 10 men and Portishead made it 2-2, you'd have fancied the home side to go on and win, but the spirited Westbury side showed great character and just about deserved their narrow victory. Never bothered checking the game as forecast was very good, so was amazed to read Veteran saying, just up the road Almondsbury was waterlogged.


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No real ale around the area, eventually got back to Featherstone by 8pm (where the coach company's depot is) and had a mini-crawl around 'Fevverly Hills' with Ponte's chairman.


There's a GBG listed W'spoons (the John Masefield) only 10 minutes walk from the ground. There's also a few decent pubs with a 5 minute walk of Hamilton Square station in nearby Birkenhead e.g. the Stork, regular meeting place for Wirral CAMRA, the recently-opened Gallaghers which is half-pub/half-barber shop (I kid you not) which is getting excellent reviews for its ales (up to 4 on tap) and looks a cert to be in next year's GBG, as well as the Swinging Arm (bikers pub) and another W'spoons (....not one of their better ones though, named The Brass Balance).


BedfontBee
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Dec 13, 2010, 3:12 PM

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Windsor & Eton 1 Bashley 0 (Abandoned after 63 mins)
Attendance 145
Admission £8 or £9 (I cant remember)
Programme £2
Badge £3

Well what can I say, after Windsor recieved a stay of execution in the courts last week, I thought I should make my trip to Stag Meadow, incase the worst happens. A lively first half saw both keepers called into action and a entertaining (albeit goaless) first half was shared.

Towards the end of the half time interval the generator appearered to die, resulting in half the Floodlights going out. Once the Referee had inspected, a tannoy annoucement was made that the was a engineer looking at the issue and the floodlights would need to be turned off for 15 minutes before they could be rebooted.

20 minutes later a further announcement was mate that the Generator had run low on diesel and that someone had 'popped out to get some'. Crazy
45 minutes after the lights went off, they were switched back on, and the teams headed out for a 5 minute warm up.

The second half commenced in the same fashion as the first with the Home side edging proceedings. Indeed they took a deserved lead on 58 minutes. However 5 minutes later the lights sluttered before once again giving up!

After the referee consulted with the his linesman, and the Windsor club officials it was deemed that the game would need to be abandoned! By this time the Bashley Manager, clearly frustrated, had already cleared the dugout of water bottles etc and was in the dressing rooms.

When I left it was evident that there was a few supporters unhappy at proceedings and that the generator had been allowed to run low on diesel! (I have subsequently read on the Fans Focus, that it had indeed not run low on diesel but had instead picked up all the dirt etc in the bottom of the generator).

As I got into the car park all the lights were turned off making my route to the car through a muddy car park even more fun!

Will post some pics (probably tomorrow) at http://halftimeorange.blogspot.com/



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Saturday 11th December 2010 @3pm
Hellenic League Premier Division
Flackwell Heath v Old Woodstock 2-1
Admission: £6
Prog: £1 (28pp)
Attendance: 40
Bacon Roll: £1.50
Soup: 70p

Wilks Park is located a couple of miles from Jct 3 of the M40. The turning to the ground is hidden from Heath End Road as it is a private road opposite the laundrette, immediately before Oakland Way on the right. After parking and being warmly welcomed by Turnstile Dave, informing me whereabouts of the clubhouse (located outside the turnstiles) and the tea bar was open and cooking, I wandered to The Stag PH, some 150 yards further up the road for a pre-match drink (on offer is 3 real ale on handpump inc Marlow Rebellion). The clubhouse is functional with a projector screen, pool table and plenty of seating, especially for this small crowd. The ground has the changing rooms and tea bar halfway down one touchline, with a covered overhang for standing supporters. Opposite is the seated stand and behind one goal is further covered standing. The ground is suitable for Step 4 I would say and does have some charm about it. Plenty of uneven surfaces and a side to side sloping pitch.
The game was a very even contest. I was surprised by the home side as they had been beaten 7-1 in their last match 3 weeks ago, had only 1 training session since and lost their top scorer to Beaconsfield SYCOB last week. His replacement in the no11 shirt was the skilful left footed Andy Paget, who opened the scoring after a move down the right wing after 20 mins. As so often happens, Old Woodstock equalised within a few minutes, only for The Heathens to go 2-1 up 10 mins before half time with another move from the right, coming out for no6 to drive in from 15 yds.
The second half had opportunities from both sides, tempers got a bit heated on the away bench and the asst manager was sent off for swearing at the linesman, and the right back was fortunate to escape a 2nd yellow card near the end. A good day out and worth a visit before the joint plan with Marlow for a shared ground takes off.


nico
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FA Vase ~ Round 3

Herne Bay 2
(56,90+1)
Colliers Wood United 0

Admission: £6
Programme: £1-50 (36 pages in colour and a very good effort - despite all the typo's!)
Attendance: 213

A very enjoyable day out saw me at Winch's Field to see the Kent League leaders ease past the mediocre visitors, whose only real contribution to this match was stubborn resistance. Bay also hit the woodwork twice and can now look forward to a home tie versus holders Whitley Bay or AFC Liverpool - they are hoping for the 'battle of the Bays'! Oh, and for those that are interested in such things, apart from driving to and from Meadowhall Bus Station my trip to Kent was done entirely on public transport (Megabus: £1 each way Wink and Southeastern Trains: £22-60).

First goal... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8z3LiaFNlM

Match report... http://hernebayfc.net/matchreps.html#colwood



One moment's high and glory rolls on by


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'Fevverly Hills'

Brilliant! Not heard that one.



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Western League Division One

Bridport 3 Roman Glass St George 1 Att: 56

Adults: £5 Prog: £1

C/Burger: £2.50 Chips: £1 Coffee: £1

Choice of Verwood or here, Verwood was called off early and both secretarys confirmed this was on. Ground easily found on the southern part of the town, just off the bypass, take a left at the traffic lights by Morrissons and Palmers Brewery, ground is then on right. Decent sized car park which is Pay and Display, though we were advised that the club owned it and the bloke didn't check after 1pm on Sat's.

Tall bit of standing cover on one side, though netting hung down from this to stop balls ending up in the river behind did get in the way a bit. Stand the other side, clubhouse and a changing room block behind the far goal. Tea bar in between this and the stand, though if we thought the service was slow at Leek, this eclipsed it considerably. the game kicked off at 14.58, just as we ordered cheeseburger and chips, you then had to go to the next window, with your ticket, to collect the grub which wasn't made obvious (unless your name was Alan, then you jumped the queue and got your bacon bap straightawayMad). A full 15 minutes later the order number was shouted out, though to be fair, it was worth the wait, an excellent burger and a huge portion of chips that would have fed two. They also don't sell food after the second half has started....

Bridport should have won this by a cricket score, only several fine saves from the visiting keeper kept the score down, including an excellent double stop early in the second half. Bridport were two up after 19 mins, Roman Glass got one back just before half time from a deflected shot, but it took Bridport till the 88th minute to make the game safe.

Awful drive back with several Sunday drivers out a day early, including the slowest bus driver in the country but luckily First Great Western are the best TOC in the country for running their trains late, so i didn't have to wait an hour at Chippenham for the next one.

Enjoyable day out with Garrincha and his dog, also nice to leave his car looking like it had just competed in a couple of stages of the RAC Rally, rather than my own...always nice when that happens.


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Western League Division One

Bridport 3 Roman Glass St George 1 Att: 56

Adults: £5 Prog: £1

C/Burger: £2.50 Chips: £1


One English Pound and fifty English pence for your FB sized portion of chips.


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Grimsby Town 3-0 Redditch United- FA Trophy 1st Round
Admission: Complimentary (press), prices had been halved (£18 normal admission @ Grimsby, down to £9 adults, £5 concessions, £1 kids, RUFC's prices)
Att: 1116 (48 in away end)
Programme: Free for me, and a bloody good job too! £1.50, though it said £2.50 on the cover for a poster which had 8 A5 pages on the other side, 2 cover, 2 ad's, 3 on Redditch and a welcome page. Very, very poor effort, an issue I'll address in a while...

Match: A very one sided game, both of my reports for the Redditch Advertiser and the Grimsby Town fans site linked... http://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/..._beaten_by_Mariners/

http://www.thefishy.co.uk/story.php?id=8501665

Overall, disappointed; while I myself was treated very well, the over-riding attitude from Grimsby towards the opposition and the competition was poor in my personal opinion.

The programme as mentioned, in the press area at half time the guy who seemed to be the prgramme editor from the way he was talking couldn't understand why people were complaining at paying so much for the 'effort'... "What do people want?"... Um, maybe more than four pages of content mate?

Same guy a half time- "Oh, we'll win this about 5-0...", which was n't impossible, true, it's just the sneery way in which it was said.

Less than half of Grimsby's previous lowest Conference gate turned out for this, despite it being half price, some fans on message boards saying they didn't want to attend and "..celebrate being non-league."

When I read that prior to travelling I thought they were big time Charlies, but ultimately, such attitudes can filter from the top, and that was certainly on show on the day, without Grimsby realising it in all probability.

No food provided for the Redditch players at the end either (not a requirement apparently), they and club officials joined the supporters in the pub and were forced to go to McDonalds before the long trip home.

There are some good sides in the Conference, capable sides who in most cases benefit from the same full time training as former League clubs; unless Grimsby start to embrace and respect where they are, that complacency and contempt will eventually be transmitted onto the pitch, and they will spend much longer in 'the pub league' than they anticipated!

Rant over! Tongue



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Grounds this season- 13 (4 new)

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Some interesting points you make there Mr Romulus.

If you speak to a lot of the Grimsby fans, most of us are pessimists and not 'big time Charlies.' However, as for the staff themselves, well why do you think we're in the Conference? A lot of players and managers have always maintained were 'too good for League 2' never mind the BSP.
You'll find most of our fans at away games are realistic about where we are, just a shame you were sat with the officials this time as it wouldn't surprise me there being a slight snobbery about teams like Redditch.

To be fair though, you can understand why some people would have said 'were gonna win 5-0.' I mean Redditch are struggling in the league below, and even I was disappointed at only scoring 3 upon hearing the result.

As for the programme, your complaints, while somewhat justified, fail in comparison to the likes of Eccleshill (£2 for 1 page of reading material), Formby (as I've heard on here) or even Cammell Laird for not issuing. They obviously dumbed down the Trophy issue a lot, but if you have seen a normal league match issue for Grimsby, then £2.50 for nearly 80 pages (with a lot of reading material) really isn't poor value.

PS Not sure who does the programme, the last 2 editors, Jon Byrne and Jenny Byron, were always really good and approachable, without being condescending (sp?).



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Well, this one was supposed to be a double. However, on arriving at the second leg of the double after an interesting tour of Larnaca, we got to Anorthosis Famagusta's ground 18 minutes before the scheduled 18.00 kick off only to be informed that the game was being played behind closed doors because of crowd trouble at the Famagusta v AEK game previously.

Luckily, with a 2.30 kick off we'd managed:

Anganessi Deryneia 1-1 ARIS, Cypriot 2.league, Anganessi Stadium
Admission 10 Euros, attendance 184 (hc)

A 70 minute car drive from Larnaca took us to Deryneia, on the Eastern coast of Cyprus, with the main local tourist attraction being the view point of Famagusta beach. We shunned this to get a couple of drinks in a local pub, before making our way a mile or so out of town towards this stadium. The ground essentially had one side of uncovered seating that holds a total of 4,000 and is decked out in the clubs colours.

The game was played in a gale force wind and periodic heavy showers, with the visitors having this to their advantage in the first half. They used this to good effect too, restricing the hosts to the odd long range effort. They eventually got the breakthrough on 31 minutes, taking advantage of a hash of a defensive clearence to slot home from close range. They looked good value for this even against the wind in the second half, until the goalkeeper failed to come for a corner on 61 minutes, and it was nodded into the net for the equaliser. Thereafter Anganessi dominated without really looking likely to get the breakthrough, although the visitors can probably rightly feel incensed to have been denied a late penalty.

Interesting first foray into Cypriot football, though more than a little disheartened that the game of choice was only available on television (Alki beat them 2-1)


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Armthorpe MW 3 Brighouse T 2
NCEL Prem Adm £5 Prog £1 Att 56

Although only half an hours drive from home, there was scarcely any evidence of snow whatsoever. This was a typical full blooded NCEL match with both sides taking it in turns to be on top. The venerable Leo Fotune-West put the home side in front but when Brighouse equalised early in the second half I thought that they would go on to win but Armthorpes more direct approach suited the conditions and despite a late scare they held on.

The world (well the Worksop and Mansfield part of it) was put to rights by Mr Ianmidloth of this parish during the course of the afternoon, and in The Wheatsheaf beforehand.

http://the66pow.blogspot.com/...righouse-town-2.html
Oh, you didn't tell me it was called the Wheatsheaf Wink
Excellent game and a great effort to get it played too. Well done to both teams.



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Dec 15, 2010, 1:43 PM

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WBW Solicitors South Devon League Premier

Buckland Athletic Reserves 7 Upton Athletic 2

Ent fee NO Prog NO Att 70 Head Count by Paignton Nick

This was top v second at Homers Heath and Bucklands young guns won it. Upton Athletic for years have been top dogs in the South Devon area but i think this game showed some are coming to there last few seasons time for some young lads to be given a chance.


At the above match, and as Mick said, Upton have been the team to beat in recent years, but their players just didn't seem to be up to their standard of previous years. By the looks of them they spend too much time in the pub than on the training pitch, especially one-time Argyle player & Derby County target, Darren Bastow, who threw a career in the league away so he could hang round town with his mates....



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Buckland Athletic- Pride of South Devon!


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Sporting Ribarroja CF v Ribarroja CF B (1-1)
Comunitat Valenciana 1a Regional Grupo 3
Entry free
Prog none
Crowd 122 h/c
A feisty derby with a red card apiece. The guests led through a penalty with the hosts scrambling an equaliser near the end. The tortilla sandwich and coffee was first rate from the cafe. The ground has one stand with about 2,000 seats.

UD Paterna v Mislata UF (2-0)
Same division as above
Entry free
Prog none
Crowd 109 h/c
A dull game played st a ground with a large terrace behind one goal. A forgettable evening became memorable when a home fan punched an away player in the face as he walked to the dressing rooms. All he'll broke loose and there was a full on brawl involving fans and away team getting stuck into each other. Pretty nasty stuff to be honest, and the police turned up as we left.



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First ground I can recall going to which had a wine list in the clubhouse.Smile And for those carnivores amongst us the hot dogs although hard to find looked deliciously meaty.


James, you'll be pleased to know that this week's Oxford Times has printed a lovely picture of the new stand at Thame United FC, with yourself and TheWav clearly visible at the front of the queue for the food! Unmistakable! Tongue


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Marvellous! Where else could we have been but there? Laugh


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Cherry Red Books Middlesex County Football League

Premier Division
Springfield 2 Sporting Hackney 2
Fredrick Knight Sports Ground
Willoughby Lane
Tottenham
Admission Free
Programme £1

An easy jouney here from where I live in Essex and decided to leave the car at home to travel here by one bus and two trains. Northumberland Park National Rail Station is about 5-10 minutes walk from this venue. Turn left out of the station exit and then first right, the ground is just up this road (Willoughby Lane) on your right. Apart from relatives of the players and club officials, the only nuetrals in attendance were a hopper from Hertfordshire, Bethnal Green Andy and his wife as well as myself. Had to ask around for a programme, which I didn't get till half time.
A draw was a fair result and the second Springfield goal was the best of the match.
As well as the train station being nearby, a bus terminus is also located opposite where you exit Northumberland Park Station. The only downpoint about using the train to come here is the hourly service back to Stratford, which leaves at fifty one minutes past the hour. This makes it very awkward if any long periods of injury time occur to catch this train (unless you're either very patient or a fast runner).

A video clip of the second Springfield goal and the referee taking a tumble have been uploaded onto You Tube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp8RLXXHrjk

 
 


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