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buncranaboy
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Dec 9, 2018, 12:08 AM

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Welsh Cup 3 : Ynysddu Welfare 1 Cefn Druids 3. Admission £4; Programme £2. Attendance : 280 (hc)


A goodly collection of hoppers including a number of this forum's illuminati at this David v Goliath tie in the last 32 of the Welsh Cup. Our party consisted of the Town Crier, catchagogoal and myself who convened at Whittington just off M5/J7 just after 11.40 and we were at the ground 90 minutes later which was about 75 minutes too early. Ynysddu play at the Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre these days, having apparently fallen out with their rugby club hosts in Ynysddu, a couple of miles south. The venue is a typically uninspiring 3G cage at the leisure centre which is earmarked for closure by the local council. I gather that the club can see out this season and next season at the venue before the bulldozers move in. It's floodlit and fully-railed but there's no cover at the ground. The far side was reasonably sheltered by the adjacent hillside but there was precious little shelter from the squally weather; having said that,the game was always going to be on unlike lots of other local venues like nearby Treowen which fell victim to the conditions.
There's not a great deal going on in Pontllanfraith and within ten minutes walk of the ground there was one shop and no pubs. To augment the biggest occasion in the clubs history, they'd brought mobile caterers in with a beer/prosecco wagon parked just below the leisure centre and a fodder wagon with hot drinks on the car park whose baguettes looked good but I couldn't resist a bacon bap at £2. There was nothing at all in the leisure centre but people were permitted to take food and drink inside to shelter from the showers. Apparently, it all "happens" in Blackwood just over a mile north, a town notable for being home to the Manic Street Preachers and the nearest Spoons outlet which had thankfully already been ticked by the Town Crier.
Back at the ground, we encountered gcnc,wiretown ed, hipkissexpress, shotton Brian, Dave Cox and Steve Munday among others and watched Druids score early to almost complete silence. A second later in the half made them comfortable and despite Ynysddu pulling one back midway through the second half, Druids never looked like losing control and sealed it with a late third, having also struck wood twice previously. The gap between the Premier League side and their 5th level opponents (Gwent County League) was just too big and the bookies got it right having offered 16-1 on a home win and 1-125 on the away team winning. Ynysddu gave it their best shot and the last thing I heard on leaving the ground was a comment "look out Blackwood tonight".
Hipkiss and Brian squeezed into our vehicle for a pitstop at the Horseshoe at Mamhilad before being dumped at Abergavenny station. We carried on to the always-welcoming Clytha Arms before the regulation visit to the Raglan chippy for chips and Irish curry sauce.
A good day, home for 21.15, but if the future of groundhopping is solely 3G cages, then my hopping days will be numbered.






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BOVINGDON (0)1 BIGGLESWADE UNITED (1)1 [Bovingdon won 4-3 on penalties]
SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE TROPHY ROUND THREE
F&N, (Very disappointed to find no programme) ATTENDANCE: 33(h/c)
A quick phone call from Toddington Services confirmed that the 1.45 kick off at Bovingdon was taking place, so the more distant Aveley can wait for another day. The simplest way into Bovingdon seemed to be the B4505 from Hemel but this was a nightmare. The couple of miles must have taken 45 minutes with traffic just as stationary in the other direction. Anyone local to the area know what caused this? I was still in reasonable time for kick off, even more so than I imagined as the traffic problems meant the 1.45 kick off had become 2.15.
Fortunately the Green Lane ground boasts a decent size area of covered hard standing with squally rain around, although the cover could do with some tlc to fill the holes. Nearby is the club house with a bar and the Bournemouth v Liverpool game on the big screen. Fortunately the dry weather overnight had left the pitch perfectly playable. On the far side of the ground, separated by a few trees, is a second pitch which was today being used for a reserve game.
The game was 1st in Division Two v 5th in the Premier Division but a battling display from Bovingdon meant the gap was never evident and they thoroughly deserved their 1-1 draw at 90 minutes. Biggleswade's frustration was perhaps evident in one of their substitutes being sent off for an apparent stamping offence after only a few minutes on the pitch.
So it was a penalty shoot out in which the advantage passed to and fro over seven penalties each before Bovingdon finally won 4-3. Among the many saves and misses were two spectacular efforts which cleared the bar with such velocity that they finished up in neighbouring gardens! The shoot out eventually finished at nearly 4.15pm with spectators peering through the gloom at the action.
Needless to say the B4505 was ignored for my route home and a much more trouble free route through Chipperfield and Kings Langley took me back to an agreeably free moving M25 and M1.



Witton Ender


Ashtree RockBee
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Dec 9, 2018, 2:28 AM

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Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division Central –
Stratford Town 2 Barwell 1
Attendance 212
Admission £10, programme £2 (32 pages, decent), ‘double badge’ (home and away kit colour badges melded) £4
Marstons 3.8% “Mansfield Smooth” £3.30, Marstons 3.8% “61 Deep” pale ale £3.20, sausage and chips (delicious) £3, hot dog £2.50, tea / coffee / Bovril £1

Apart from a nasty storm during the first quarter hour of the second half, the weather was kind for my trip with Ropemaker to Bard country.

Stratford Town used to play in a more town-centric ground which they had to leave for a factory project which never evolved, and the old ground’s still derelict. Stratford Town have been based for the last decade or so in the village of Tiddington, about three miles south east. The ground’s clubhouse has two bars and the ground has cover on three sides – the main seated stand backing onto the clubhouse, a small seated stand with dugouts either side on the other flank, and two one-step standing covers (which protected us from the strong wind and rain throughout) either side of the goal to the right of the clubhouse.

The first half was okay-ish, with Barwell taking a 15th minute lead when two home midfielders went for the same header and succeeded in setting the ball up on the right wing for a fine diagonal move tucked home from ten yards by Alex Tomlinson. The second half was better, with Barwell more accomplished with their attacking play but Stratford having two cleared off the line and one hitting the angle of post and bar before Mikey Taylor was left unmarked to head home at the far post from a corner for 1-1 in the 67th. With the game getting better as it went on, a draw seemed likely until Jamie McAteer was adjudged to have scrambled the ball just over the line from a corner in stoppage time, the decision being robustly questioned by the defending team and enough for Lee Hildreth to get his second yellow for dissent in a game which wasn’t feisty overall but in which the ref needed to issue a fistful of cards for reckless challenges. The result was welcomed by the homesters but tough on Barwell, whose manager left on Thursday to join Nuneaton Borough and who did enough to merit a share of the points.


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Karen Browne
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Dec 9, 2018, 3:04 AM

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BOVINGDON (0)1 BIGGLESWADE UNITED (1)1 [Bovingdon won 4-3 on penalties]
SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE TROPHY ROUND THREE
F&N, (Very disappointed to find no programme) ATTENDANCE: 33(h/c)


Interesting your headcount, the hosts reported an attendance of 121



Karen Browne
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Bantam Cymraeg
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Dec 9, 2018, 8:17 AM

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Stratford Town used to play in a more town-centric ground which they had to leave for a factory project which never evolved, and the old ground’s still derelict.

Stratford's old ground is no longer there - it's been replaced by a large car park.


Turbine View
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Dec 9, 2018, 8:29 AM

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Also with Buncran and Co at the PLC3G and wouldn't want to add anything further to that top report, except to say I'm glad to see a hc in excess of my 257.
P.S. also called in to see Real Thornbury (0)0 Winterbourne (1)3 Att 12hc en route back, in the Bristol Premier Comb.



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Dec 9, 2018, 8:38 AM

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Bad news, bad news, then good news.

Felixstowe 0-4 Canvey Island.
Bostik North.
Att 321.


Long serving Manager in charge for his 300th game today.
Bad news 1, we turned up and the Manager was still playing square pegs in round holes, you don't buy the best No4 in the league and play him up front where he hardly touches the ball, as well as playing some kid instead of a senior player just because he failed to make it to some MM cup tie in Berkshire on a Tuesday night.
Bad news 2, although we started the game above C I in the table by half time they had realised we were there for the taking and they attacked with more purpose and ripped us to pieces.
Good news, at last. Found out afterwards Manager resigned on Friday, not for footballing reasons, but other commitments mean he cant give it his full attention. When we were playing in the ECL his attacking policy would get us through, but not in this league. I've spoken to many players about Managers at this level, and most don't have many good words to say about them, "they just set up the basics and we get on with it", our Managers biggest fault was, he would change personnel but would rarely change a system when we get getting overrun.
But this might be the norm, I recall watching those 2 herberts as Salford managers, it only ever showed them setting up the basics and motivating, they never appeared to strike me as decent coaches.


andy smith
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Dec 9, 2018, 9:13 AM

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Suffolk & Ipswich League Div.1
Barham Athletic 4 (3)
AFC Kesgrave 1 (0)

F & N

After working night shift and with the weather forecast not looking great I decided on Saturday morning to make the short trip to Thornhill Road, Claydon for this game. A very even game in terms of possession but Barham already being a goal up (33rd min) really made the game theirs with 2 goals in as many minutes (39th & 40th min). Kesgrave pulled a goal back 10 mins into the second half before Barham got their 4th in added on time...


T P Johnson
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Dec 9, 2018, 9:33 AM

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English League 2 Crewe Alex 0 Oldham Athletic 2 Att 4168 inc 1027 away Entry £17 South Stand Prog £3

While a number on here travelled to South Wales I decided in my wisdom to go to a ground I had never visited but passed on the train many many times. I bought a Wales Explore ticket which gives 4 days of travel in 8 days including Crewe and Chester in England and at just over £65 with Senior Railcard is great value.

Bought ticket on the day at the ticket office and had a quick look at a programme shop just outside the ground.

This was my first English game for a long number of years.

The away team were by far the better side and scored 2 excellent goals with the wind which unfortunately for Crewe died down a bit in the second half. Large away support opposite.
Home fans very quiet and number of boos at half and full time.

Off to Shrewsbury next Saturday to see their new ground on same train ticket.

Tim Johnson


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Tim
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Dec 9, 2018, 9:53 AM

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Double Gloucester:

12.45 Rockleaze Rangers Reserves 1 Old Georgians 1 (Bristol & Suburban League Premier 1) Att: 11 h/c f&n

First stop was Pitch 2: this was a poor game of football, and best forgotten as quickly as possible. To be fair, the wind didn't help. The right result.

Onward to Pitch 1 for:

3.00 Rockleaze Rangers 1 Stonehouse Town 2 (Gloucestershire County League) Att: 32 (certainly wasn't - we counted 12)

Strange game, because the visitors didn't seem hugely interested and just did enough to win, thanks to a lovely dipping free kick and a hugely deflected shot. In between, Rangers scored a fine goal and missed chances throughout in a game they should have won comfortably. Decent standard of play. Weather rather grim in the first half.

I rather liked Hillside Gardens. There is plenty of cover for spectators alongside both pitches, and standing is possible at the far end on Pitch 1. Pitch 2 is a rugby pitch, with football lines in a rather faint yellow, which is a little confusing in places. The future of football at this level is 3G grounds like this, but I felt UWE have managed to create a decent facility with a little bit of character.

The club appears to be run by one man, who did pretty much everything except play. Admission was free, but a prog could be had for £2. Surprisingly low loony count at a new 3G ground on a wet day: Pheasant, Smallman M and Villan all made the trip down the M5 and provided fine company: County League recompleted for all of us.


Sunny Nunny
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Dec 9, 2018, 9:58 AM

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United Counties div 1
Raunds Town 1 Lutterworth Athletic 0
Att 30ish ( half a dozen away )
Adm £5
Parking free on site
f&d £3.10 half a Fosters , coffee and a slice of homemade chocolate cake
Having spent all week humming & harring over where to go finally decided to tick a ground on my missed list . This means Boro have played there and i missed it . A big part of that decision was the home sides terrible start . With only three points they're looking at Northants Comb football next season a league i don't currently do . The visitors for there part have enjoyed a strong first third of the season currently lying third .
Kiln Park is certainly an easy ground to find situated on the junction with the A45 , which brings you in to town . Plenty of parking an impressive club facility and a well above average ground for step 6 , This was a club that was very much on the rise a decade or so ago , then the money ran out . There now all local lads , though they have strengthened this week with a couple of loanees from
neighbouring Corby .
The first ten minuets where extremely low quality from both sides in very difficult weather conditions , then out of the blue Raunds score the scrappiest goal you will ever see . Everyone on both sides of the fence seem stunned . After a period of what i can only describe as shock the visitors try and get back on terms but make little impact against a battling home side who seem to be growing in confidence .
The second half followed a similar narrative . Athletic huffing away but failing to find the killer touch . Town battling for every ball , chucking themselves in front of shots and giving it everything . After a frantic last few minuets played almost entirely in and around Raunds area including two cleared of the line and the ref turning down what looked a stonewall penalty to me , the home sides players throw up their arms in celebration to greet the final whistle . I overhear a home supporter comment that it's their best performance in a year .
Certainly a game low on quality play but there's more to football than that and i've got to admit i was totally engrossed second half . Lutterworth deserved a draw based on possession & chances , but it would have been harsh on Raunds if they had got it .


Cleeve
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Dec 9, 2018, 10:05 AM

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SSML Challenge Trophy - Quarter Final
MK Gallacticos v Baldock Town 0-2 (ht 0-3)
Venue: Sports Central MK, Elder Gate, Milton Keynes. Kickoff 1400hrs
Entry: Free, no programme
Attendance: c10 (didn’t count)

Thanks to Karen Browne for posting this change of venue on WAYG. This is a small sports centre situated a couple of hundred yards north of MK Central railway station. It is surrounded by offices, car parks and a small, half unoccupied, retail shed. The pavilion is very smart and contains a bar which sells keg beer and has a proper coffee machine (don’t know how good the coffee is because I used the adjacent Star*ucks.) The very small car park was full so I used the multi-storey car park opposite for 60p per hour (twice the price during the week). There is one tennis court, two five a side courts and the one full-size floodlit football pitch.

It was the referee who didn’t want spectators inside the cage but, given how little room there was between the touchlines and fences, I would have chosen to stay outside anyway (for a lower level, less intense game I may have ventured inside). There was limited viewing from the pavilion side, so I chose to watch from a grassy knoll on the opposite side and which was technically outside of the bounds of the sports centre.

MK are two levels below Baldock so the result was always likely to be an away win, but they gave it a really go early on and could have scored a couple of times before Baldock’s inevitable opener on the half hour. From then Baldock took charge and played some really nice football which kept us entertained to end. At least one other fellow hobbyist was present to add the venue to his collection.


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nico
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Dec 9, 2018, 10:27 AM

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1-30pm

Sheffield & Hallamshire CFA Junior Challenge Cup, Quarter-Final

Thurgoland Welfare 7 {Sheffield & District Fair Play Lge, Div 3}
goals: 5' 12' 18' 39' 49' 60' 62'
Hade Edge AFC 0 {Huddersfield & District AFL, Div 3}

Men against boys. Played at Horizon Community College, Barnsley, on their 3G pitch - which is about 150yds away from the former home ground of ex-NCEL/NPL club Shaw Lane Aquaforce/AFC.



One moment's high and glory rolls on by


wishmaster3211
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Dec 9, 2018, 10:37 AM

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An appointment with Finnish Rock band Nightwish at Wembley later led me to this interesting double:

12:00 Arthurian Prem

O Carthusians 3(1)-(1)2 O Salopians, F&N, Att 11+4

I've been intending doing an Arthurian game for a while now and this one stood out with the History (Carthusians having actually won the FA Cup). Sadly, although the School pitch, which stands manicured in front of the Charterhouse buildings and even has a scoreboard, looks superb, the Old Boys only get to use an open playing field accessed via a long walk and a bridge over the road. Its fairly bland stuff given what you've walked past, probably the most dull pitch they have! The game however was anything but dull. On recent form these seem to be the top two in the League. Due to arriving late I missed the first two goals (fortunately my traveling companion was dropped off before I parked and didn't!). Carthusians were on top the whole game but wasted a lot of chances, as well as being denied by some frankly excellent defending. The second half was even more one way and yet, and perhaps predictably, Salop took the lead with a breakaway goal. More Charterhouse pressure then led to an equalizer through a penalty. After it had seemed that Salop had withstood yet more pressure, Charterhouse finally got their winner in the 89th minute. Cue celebrations from one of their support and also allegations of Salop having "Played a ringer - I knew his father, he went to a different school!". Well, I guess it makes a difference from the usual fan banter!

Other than finding anywhere to park, I had no difficulty with this game and would certainly watch another in the Competition. Of note, a home supporter told us that the School pitch is sometimes used by them, usually for Cup games. As a final aside, being a former inmate of a Private school where any "Soccer" nets would have been burnt for firewood, I found it astonishing that there was not a single set of Eggchasing posts to be seen anywhere at Charterhouse!


15:00 CoCo Pops D1

Godalming Town 2(1)-(0)1 Sandhurst Town. £6, £2 programme (excellent). Att 56 hc

At the end of the Arthurian game, Paul remarked "the second game will struggle to live up to that one". How prophetic these words were...It all started Ok with a well taken early goal for the home side, but then it became apparent that neither side seemed to able to master even the basics of the game. As it went on, any form of goalmouth action became at an increasing premium. Constant offsides and woeful passing abounded. Godalmings second goal, early in the second half, was a fluke. There was then a very heavy downpour during which Sandhurst grabbed one back, again due to a mistake. The last 20 minutes featured no attempts on goal at all. In the context of a game with single figure opportunities to score its astonishing this produced 3 goals! Absolutely dire.

Anyway, the ground was a good choice. Three sets of cover, all home built. Pitch raised up above the entrance with a two tier main stand that had painted wooden benches and a separate press area. The ramshackle standing covers at either end were both very quirky too and all the cover doubtless more than welcome during the second half downpours. I wouldn't want to have been at some modern grounds in that weather.


All in all a good double in the company of Paul (Non League Photos on here). I'd definitely do similar again. Also the gig was excellent, they played for 2 hours and even issued a Programme type souvenir, hugely rare these days and at £3 they sold out too.



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paulh66
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Godalming Town 2(1)-(0)1 Sandhurst Town.

Three sets of cover, all home built.


Not strictly the case - the stand was purchased from Addlestone & Weybridge after they folded.


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Dec 9, 2018, 10:50 AM

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Interestingly, that was a double I had considered yesterday too, on my way to ice-hockey at Guildford! But I just went to Headley (tick for me) instead.

With OCs, that sounds like a different pitch again to the two I've seen games on (the main pitch, yes for a cup game, and one one the left as you come in, another cup game).

With Godalming, that was their first home win this season in 9 attempts, and only Sandhurst's second away defeat (it was only their seventh away game).

Sounds like you had a good time anyway, and glad you enjoyed the gig,



If you're going to/been to a Hampshire Premier League match, I'd really appreciate you filling in a questionnaire - available in the Groundhopping/General section, or just PM me for a copy. Thanks.


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Dec 9, 2018, 11:19 AM

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Train up to Bet 365 Stadium to recomplete The Championship. KO 3.00pm.


Sky Bet Championship.


STOKE CITY 2 (1) v (0) IPSWICH TOWN 0.


Scorers.


Home. T Ince (45+2) J Allen (60)


Away. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Admission £25. Programme £3.50. Pin Badge £5. Attendance 24,694.



GROUNDS VISITED.(382) NEW GROUNDS THIS SEASON 2019/20. (13)
GAMES THIS SEASON 2019/20. (23)
GAMES SINCE LAST 0-0. Ipswich Town v Wycombe Wanderers. 26/11/19. (2) BEST RUN OF NOT SEEING A 0-0. (61)
LEAGUES COMPLETED. Championship. League 1. Isthmian League North. ECL Premier Division. ECL Division 1 North. SCEFL Premier Division.
FOOTBALL SEEN IN:Bulgaria,Czech Republic,England,France,Greece,Guensey,Holland,Scotland,Switzerland,Turkey & Wales.




Ashtree RockBee
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Dec 9, 2018, 11:38 AM

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Stratford Town used to play in a more town-centric ground which they had to leave for a factory project which never evolved, and the old ground’s still derelict.

Stratford's old ground is no longer there - it's been replaced by a large car park.


Oh dear! Thanks for that. It looks like the longstanding old boy Stratford Town fan who gave me that info hasn't been past the old ground for a while! Smile


sheffgeoff
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Dec 9, 2018, 11:44 AM

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SkyBet League 2

Colchester United 1(1) Macclesfield Town 0(0)

Blue & White Striped Shirts / White Shorts Black Shirts & Shorts

Attendance 3099 (91 Macc fans)

Admission £19 Programmes Free Parking (P+R other side of A12 10 mins walk away) £3

Tea £1 Bovril £1.50

U’s dominated the first half and should have been more than one up at the break.The goal came from an excellent Mikael Mandron strike from outside the box into the bottom corner. Not sure why we lost our way after the break but Sol Campbell’s Town team can count themselves unlucky that they didn’t get something out of the game. Good to see Luke Norris come on as sub second half after missing the last few weeks through injury.


wishmaster3211
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Godalming Town 2(1)-(0)1 Sandhurst Town.

Three sets of cover, all home built.


Not strictly the case - the stand was purchased from Addlestone & Weybridge after they folded.


The main stand ? That must have been some task as it's hardly prefabricated and out of a catalogue, which is the important bit.Wink



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richiejenn
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Dec 9, 2018, 12:42 PM

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Saturday 8th December 2018 @2pm
Kent County League Premier Division
FAVERSHAM STRIKE FORCE 3-3 BROMLEIANS
Sittingbourne Community College 3G, Swanstree Avenue ME10 4NL

F&N
Attendance: 9


The Club are based at The Mount in Faversham but only the junior sides play there now. The 1st team are using the college 3G this year until a new pitch and facilities are spruced up at Norton, where Norton Sports and Little Sharsted used to play. There is no furniture in this caged setting but one touchline is roped off for spectators. There is the added problem of wire 10 ft high that divides the area into 3x 6-a-side pitches during the week with curtains. Three times the ball struck the wire, resulting in a drop ball.

Despite the drawbacks, this was an excellent match to watch. Excellent behaviour by both teams and run expertly by the officials. No side was ever more than a goal in front and it was 2-2 at the interval. No refreshments on offer so back to the second half, accompanied by heavy showers and a goal each to finish up with a fair result.


paulh66
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Dec 9, 2018, 1:09 PM

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Godalming Town 2(1)-(0)1 Sandhurst Town.

Three sets of cover, all home built.


Not strictly the case - the stand was purchased from Addlestone & Weybridge after they folded.


The main stand ? That must have been some task as it's hardly prefabricated and out of a catalogue, which is the important bit.Wink


Yes, the main stand. It'll interest some to know a stand from a long-gone ground of a defunct ex-Southern League club is still seeing active service. Maybe the turnstile that Godalming acquired from the (old) Den is still in use too(?) Bit more here: http://www.pyramidpassion.co.uk/.../godalming_town.html
As the article says, a visit to Weycourt is enhanced by a knowledge of its interesting history (...for some, anyway Wink).


pokal02
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Dec 9, 2018, 2:48 PM

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Ebbsfleet U 1-0 Barnet
Nat Lge
Att 1320 Adm £15 Prog £3


Have always had a soft spot for this ground as it was my first Barnet away match outside the M25 back in 1978, with a certain J. Greaves scoring our goal in a 1-1 draw that day.

The uncovered visitors terrace hasn't changed since then, fortunately, with intermittent heavy showers, no segregation was in force and I sat in the old main stand. For some reason, seats have been stuck in the home terrace since my last visit, with a new modern stand on the other side.

First half was utter dross with one shot from Fleet and none from Bees. Second half a little better with Fleet's No7 missing three 1 on 1's with the keeper and Bees mustering a couple of half chances. Fleet got a late winner when their No9 was left unmarked to fire home from close range on 84 mins.

Dire football from Bees throughout and with two league games against improving Dover & Daggers coming up I know which end of the table I'll be looking at for the rest of the season.


archie
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Dec 9, 2018, 3:34 PM

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Team(s): Hibernian, Wimborne Town

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Huntingdon Town 3 Harrowby United 4 United Counties Div 1
Admission £3 (OAP) Att: c30 no programmes that I could see

An entertaining game which Harrowby won with the final kick after Huntingdon - improbably - had come back from 3-1 down to level at 3-3 with five minutes remaining.
Jubilee Park is a decent ground with a small stand and one covered area behind the dugouts. The opposite side of the ground is completely uncovered and was a tad cold...and unfortunately still wasn't out of earshot of the Harrowby manager's' foul language.
Harrowby dominated early on and went ahead after about 10 minutes. They could - and should - have been further ahead before a lovely piece of football and an excellent finish led to Huntingdon's equaliser. However, two cracking strikes either side of half-time put the visitors 3-1 up and it looked all over. Then - inexplicably - Harrowby withdrew their best player (no 9) and the game started to change. A wicked deflection that took the ball over the keeper's head made it 3-2 and, with Harrowby visibly panicking, Huntingdon scored again to level it.
Suddenly, Harrowby were racing to get every ball that went out of play and they grabbed the winner in the fourth minute of added time; time, ironically, that was probably only played because of their earlier blatant time wasting.
The better team won but you had to feel sorry for the home side who put so much effort into the game. With that attitude, they'll surely get out of trouble.


wishmaster3211
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Dec 9, 2018, 4:01 PM

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Godalming Town 2(1)-(0)1 Sandhurst Town.

Three sets of cover, all home built.


Not strictly the case - the stand was purchased from Addlestone & Weybridge after they folded.


The main stand ? That must have been some task as it's hardly prefabricated and out of a catalogue, which is the important bit.Wink


Yes, the main stand. It'll interest some to know a stand from a long-gone ground of a defunct ex-Southern League club is still seeing active service. Maybe the turnstile that Godalming acquired from the (old) Den is still in use too(?) Bit more here: http://www.pyramidpassion.co.uk/.../godalming_town.html
As the article says, a visit to Weycourt is enhanced by a knowledge of its interesting history (...for some, anyway Wink).


Thanks for sharing. All these features we noted and had already enhanced our enjoyment even without the added background! Two antique turnstiles were in place so they probably included the same mentioned above . Some of this detail is in the clubs excellent programme too. A quirky, interesting ground which has much to recommend it and isn't too often mentioned. Smile



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(This post was edited by wishmaster3211 on Dec 9, 2018, 4:05 PM)

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