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footiemug
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Sep 1, 2019, 5:29 PM

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Have been to 2 fixtures this year at Crawley including v Norwich and the programme is 1 pound and is excellent.
We go and see our favourite away teams here, because as mentioned the parking is a 30 second walk away and free.
And you can always get a ticket.


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Warning: non non league

League One
AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Entry: £17
Attendance: 4,521

A much better match than the goalless scoreline suggests, with a good atmosphere created by both sets of supporters. The bulk of the opportunities went the way of Wycombe, but they were decidedly wasteful with what landed in their lap, sending too many of them over the bar and being ruled offside on the one occasion the ball ended up in the net (courtesy of the human bulldozer that is Akinfenwa). AFCW's chances were rarer, but they worked hard for them and their fans showed appreciation for the effort applied. Hopefully they'll soon start to recreate last season's late form and start climbing the table.

This was a new tick for TheWavendonian, though I'd been here previously to see Kingstonian, and we spend a healthy wad at the pleasing sight of the Terry's Badges stall in the car park beforehand. As for the bargain entry of just £17, there is a reason why the RyGas Terrace on the far side of the ground is so cheap - anyone the same height as TheWav might struggle for a decent view of the action, as the terrace is at a shallow angle. There's still a good atmosphere on that side of the ground though, and all in all it proved a good day out.


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F.A.Vase 1st qual rnd
Stapenhill 0 Dudley Town 2
Adm £5/£3 Programme £1
Two games for me inside 48 hours and a greater contrast would be hard to imagine. From a night of European football at a raucous Molineux on Thursday to the environs of Burton where this scrappy game failed to stir the 70 or so souls present. Very little goalmouth action in the opening half and when the hosts looked as if they were at last beginning to get on top Dudley snatched a couple of goals inside the last twenty minutes. Adding to the very welcome winner's bonus of £550 is the fact that the "away" fixture in the next round will be played closer to Dudley than their "home" shared ground in Willenhall.


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ST. PIRAN LGE WEST: ST. IVES TOWN 3 WENDRON UTD RESSIES 1

ADM: £3. PROG: No. ATT: h/c 20

Finally got to see a match at Lelant Saltings, a few miles out of town. The eggchasers snaffled the only piece of flat land high up in town, hence the footy club having roots in a nearby village. First win of the season for the home side, & well deserved on the day. Friendly lady in the tea bar, who took my gate money too.

Relatively new small timber cover on the estuary side of the ground, else fully railed with blue pipe. Of course the main attraction to this ground is the adjoining rail station. The branch line to St.Ives runs alongside, so if trains are your thing you’ll be in your element. I’m not the first I reckon, to have spent a while trying to get the money shot of catching a passing Thomas the tank while the games on! Good start to a week in Kernow & a pleasant little step seven venue.

KRTM :-)


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United Services Portsmouth 2 Sherborne Town 3
FA Vase 1st round qualifying
Admission £6.00
Programme £1.00
Attendance 51 (Official)

Sherborne Town progress in The FA Vase after a goal two minutes from time secured a home tie against Petersfield Town in the next round much to the delight of the twelve visiting 'Sherb' supporters who had travelled by train, on the team coach and by road. There is no pay gate at the ground therefore entry is secured by a lady who goes around searching for you. Parking is at a premium but I managed to park in Burnaby Road opposite the ground for £3.50 for three hours, its that or the busy city centre car parks which are a fair walk away. There was no issue with security, getting in was smooth and stress free, the guys on the gate gave us directions and that was that.

Once inside the ground it has an Eastern European feel to it with brutalist architecture especially in the stand. This substantial structure sits on one side of the venue with the other three sides basically an athletics stadium.with applicable furniture. Any refreshments required you to leave the ground and make your way to The Sportsmans which is the base bar. Being in the centre of Portsea Island there are large high rise buildings that provide an impressive skyline, trains pass on two sides of the stadium heading for Portsmouth Harbour.



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Premier League
Selhurst Park Stadium – Official Attendance: N/K

Crystal Palace (0) 1 …….……… Aston Villa (0) 0


My initial fury at conceding a late ‘equaliser’ against 10-man Villa was replaced with a sense of relief when I realised that a free-kick had been awarded in Palace’s favour. But we got lucky. I didn’t know what had happened at the time, but having seen the highlights on MOTD, I fully understand Villa’s anger and frustration.


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Horncastle Fc 0 Sherwood Colliery FC 2
Admission £4/£1
Tea £1
Programme £1
Attendance 93- (from FA website, but crowd seemed much larger?)
The ground and game have been covered in an earlier post so I'll jst add that in this game it was the first time I've ever seen a keeper score for a kick from his hands. Sherwood were a class above Horncastle, but the home team can hold their heads high as they competed for evey ball and never gave up.

93 was the tie number not the attendance for which my estimate was 300. The mini-hurricane described by Buncranaboy was more a dust storm whipped up by the shale car park from where I was watching behind the goal where the hedge provided a little shelter. Interesting to learn The Wong is a Viking name, I thought the ground was sponsored by the local Chinese restaurantLaugh.


Main Drain Man
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. The car park is thanfully fairly large, but would need telling people where/how to park for a bugger fixture.
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Sothern Counties Division 2.
Montpelier Villa 2 - 0 Angmering Village
@ Sussex University
Admission including 12 page programme £2
Attendance, including 6 of the home sides women's team, 20
Bar occupied by cricket teams taking tea so, Isotonic sports drink and Bang Bang curry flavoured crisps from machines £2-60

Talk about being a bugger to park; this location must trump them all. With various building works and temporary traffic lights all turned to red, coupled with the summer vacation meaning nobody was available for directions within the Uni complex I ultimately found a space a good 10 minute walk uphill to the ground. It was certainly worth it as I saw a most enjoyable game, between the top two in the division.

It's all comparative but seemingly the home coaches have got their side working together for the common good and it was great to see most playing with smiles on their faces supporting each other throughout.

With Villa scoring 17 in their previous home fixture we were hardly likely to see that again, or were we? With the opposing keeper having an inspired game, with 3 top notch saves and the homesters hitting the post and/or bar at least a dozen times (including a penalty miss which hit both posts before coming back onto the pitch) it could have been close.

Unusually the penalty was taken by the home keeper with his lack of urgency returning to his own goal, showing his confidence with the rest of the team keeping out the opposition.

The second goal; an absolute cracker in the second half, occurred with an opposing player half way through his time in the sin bin. Maybe there should be somewhere in the programme to record this as a "power play".

I chose this match as it fitted in with my main course of seeing my team blow it at the death at Eastbourne speedway in the evening. but, if I lived in the area, I could see me taking in a few more MV games this season.

Sadly with Kyle Howarth dislocating his shoulder in a frightening heat 13 crash at the speedway, necessitating a lengthy period of treatment on the track, my intended ticking of newish micropub, Tubbs Pub, in Ewell on the way home saw the shutters down as I arrived. Alcoholic beverages taken 0. Unsure


villan
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Sep 2, 2019, 1:43 PM

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Due to slow traffic on M25 in particular I abandoned intended trip to Terrence MacMillan Stadium & diverted to a Herts County Premier game.


Cuffley 4-2 Sandridge Rovers ATT h/c 35 no admission charge or programme


The ground is a typical recreation ground with railed pitch but no hard standing or cover. A couple of benches exist in front of changing room/ clubhouse block. The clubhouse although small is decent with bar(keg) & TV.


The 1st half was dull with little goalmouth action until stoppage time when hosts scored a fine goal. The visitors were level on 47 & 2nd half saw a lot better end to end action. C scored twice on 63 & 68 to go 3-1 up but SR threatened to come back when making it 3-2 on 74 although these hopes shortlived as Cuffley sewed game up with a 4th two minutes later. The game was safely seen out thereafter. Fortunately the rain held off throughout game although it got chilly enough for me to get my coat at half time. After a quick trip to clubhouse to learn Villa result my disappointment increased when leaving to go to car to find a sharp shower was in progress so I was cold & wet when reaching car. All part of this wonderful hobby!!!! A good afternoon with Terry Mac there for another day hopefully.



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Sothern Counties Division 2.
Montpelier Villa 2 - 0 Angmering Village

Unusually the penalty was taken by the home keeper with his lack of urgency returning to his own goal, showing his confidence with the rest of the team keeping out the opposition.


I couldn't figure out why Montpelier's keeper was getting in quite a strop when they were awarded an early penalty in their bank holiday game at Rottingdean. An outfield player took it and missed, and the strop got worse. Never dawned on me he was probably wanting to take it himself!


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FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round.

Avro 0-2 Selby Town

Attendance - 65
admission - £5
Programme - £2

Avro play in the North West Counties Premier division whereas Selby play in the Northern Counties East Fivision 1.
Selby were by far the better team despite being the amateurs against the semi-pro outfit. Selby played some great football and were really honest. Avro threw some tough challenges in and Selby always remained calm.

A strange incident in the first half saw the referee collide with an Avro player accidentally. Following this, every time the ball went out of play, the referee would blow his whistle and go and talk to his assistants. It came as no surprise when the referee didn’t appear for the 2nd half as he had concussion. The linesman took control but there was no 4th official so a fan stepped in as the linesman! Made a few good calls too!

Avros ground is called the Whitebank stadium. It is in Oldham, not far off the m60. The pitch is 3G and they groundshare with Oldham RLFC. There is a covered, raised seated area, a covered disabled area and a new covered standing area behind the goal.



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Chris1963
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Sothern Counties Division 2.
Montpelier Villa 2 - 0 Angmering Village
@ Sussex University
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Was this match played on the grass pitch or on the recently constructed synthetic one the other side of the clubhouse/dressing-room building?


Main Drain Man
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Sothern Counties Division 2.
Montpelier Villa 2 - 0 Angmering Village

Unusually the penalty was taken by the home keeper with his lack of urgency returning to his own goal, showing his confidence with the rest of the team keeping out the opposition.



I couldn't figure out why Montpelier's keeper was getting in quite a strop when they were awarded an early penalty in their bank holiday game at Rottingdean. An outfield player took it and missed, and the strop got worse. Never dawned on me he was probably wanting to take it himself!



May well have been the reason. To his credit, it was one hell of a kick, which hit both posts, before bouncing out into play. Would have certainly beaten he keeper, who IIRC, went the right way.


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Chris1963
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Kent County League, Premier Division, 2.45 pm

Hawkinge Town 2 Ide Hill 6 (H/T 1-2)

Entry – Free

Programme – 4 pages (by donation?)

Crowd – c. 30 in first half, although fewer by the time the game had finished.

As it appeared that Kent would be the part of the UK most likely to hang on to the dry weather, I looked at options for that part of the world. Initially, I had in mind the FA Vase tie between Lydd Town and Raynes Park Vale but then I decided to look and see what other games there were scheduled for that area. I had remembered that last season, Hawkinge Town had been mentioning on their twitter that they were issuing programmes, and sure enough, not only were they at home this Saturday but they were still issuing. In fact their twitter showed an image of both the front and back cover of their programme.

Hawkinge is a large village about three miles north of Folkestone, and I travelled by train from London Victoria, arriving in the town in good time to give myself to walk up the steep hill to Hawkinge. However, as I was feeling lazy I decided to take the bus instead, especially as I didn’t have to pay for it. There are two bus routes to Hawkinge from Folkestone, the route numbers being 16 (double-deckers going to Canterbury) and 73 (a more local route using singe-deck vehicles) with both running at least half-hourly. Some of the stops in the village only serve one route though, and you will need to walk to the southern edge of the village after the game if you want to reach a stop that serves both routes. If you want to minimise your amount of walking, the number 73 stops much closer to the ground than the number 16 does.

The Hawkinge Trust Memorial Ground is accessible from two roads. Pedestrians can gain access from Cricketers Close which as its name suggests, is adjacent to a cricket ground where a match was in progress. However, the small car park there is reserved for the use of cricket players and officials, as a notice makes clear. Anyone wanting to use the football ground has to use Pavilion Road on the other side of the field. The football ground has quite a rural appearance, being situated on the edge of open countryside, and is quite spacious, being completely separate from the cricket ground. However, the whole ground has a noticeable slope.There is a very modern pavilion with wooden cladding and this houses a communal refreshment area as well as the changing rooms. Considering that someone had posted on WDYG last season that he did not see any programmes - for a match where the programme’s front cover had been shown on twitter - I was pleased to find that there were several copies on the refreshment counter, rather than being hidden away in the dressing rooms. I gave £1 as a donation for my copy, although this may not have been compulsory.

A flat roof extends upwards from the building, providing cover for spectators although this is some distance from the pitch which is situated on the far side of the field. The pitch is taped off on one side only and there are no dugouts although plastic chairs for the substitutes are provided in a marked area on the far side. On this side another field is situated behind the trees and there are some goalposts, so presumably this is a training area. Hawkinge had started the season in very poor form, having lost all their league games to date, including a 1-7 defeat in their previous home game. Ide Hill (who are based in a village of that name near Sevenoaks) had no trouble in winning comfortably, and I can only hope that Hawkinge manage to improve. As for the weather, it remained fine and even sunny at times throughout the whole afternoon, even if it was also a bit windy.


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Main Drain Man
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Sothern Counties Division 2.
Montpelier Villa 2 - 0 Angmering Village
@ Sussex University

Was this match played on the grass pitch or on the recently constructed synthetic one the other side of the clubhouse/dressing-room building?

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It was on the new 2nd 3g pitch, with the one nearest the road being used by a ladies hockey team on the day. There is an area of hardstanding between these two pitches, with a glass/Perspex wall separating the two and a roof covering both sides. I think there was one step of terracing for the hockey pitch but it was all flat for Montpelier Villa's side. No seating but all floodlit.


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BLABY & WHETSTONE RESERVES 2-2 NEWBOLD VERDON
(LSL-2)

Adm: free with league pass; £2 normally
Prog: none

On official photography duty which included taking the home side's team photo before ko.

The game - Newbold used the "Get Out of Jail Free" card as they scored twice in the final fifteen minutes to secure an unlikely and undeserved point. Blaby created and missed so many chances, especially in the first half but were only one goal up at the break. A converted penalty kick made it 2-0 before the visitors comeback.

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FA Vase 1Q
Inkersall Road
Staveley Miners Welfare (Northern Counties East - Level 5) 2 - 5 Cheadle Town (North West Counties - Level 6) HT 1-1
Adm £5/3 Programme £1.50 Att 124
Tea £1, Cans £1

I grew up in NE Derbyshire and haven't been to this ground for over 30 years...of course it has changed a bit. A busy game meaning that the over flow car park was also in use, and still plenty of room for parking remained including their own mini bus painted with the Trojans' name for away games.

I arrived to find one of their junior members working the turnstile with a smile, well done young man. Inside the ground continued the theme of painted vertical blue and white stripes. A table tennis room was in one corner and outside this what looked like an over sized pool table that might have accommodated football sized pool balls?

One stand of covered seating was down the side, where some very vocal home supporters were encouraging the players. The club shop was unfortunately closed, I'm not sure of their opening hours, but plenty of their home supporters were wearing replica shirts so they must have a good volume of customers. Outside the club shop was an oversized chess set.

The club house is immediately to the left of the turnstile, with plenty of seats, indoors and outside, a pool table inside and hot food available as well as the bar. I photography 'tower' was overlooking the pitch which housed a tea bar on it's ground floor, although this was closed for this game.

The game itself was an enjoyable watch with Staveley scoring inside the first minute. The opposition equalised by half time. The referee received some comments from the crowd following his awarding of a penalty against Staveley and then the home team began to let their frustrations show, but did manage to pull a goal back to make it 2-4, only for Cheadle Town to respond with their 5th goal.

A disappointed home crowd by the end of the game, but now they can focus on their next away fixture in the FA Cup 1Q Round. They are hiring a coach for their supporters.



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Chris1963
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Sothern Counties Division 2.
Montpelier Villa 2 - 0 Angmering Village
@ Sussex University

Was this match played on the grass pitch or on the recently constructed synthetic one the other side of the clubhouse/dressing-room building?

………………………………......…...………...……...…...……...…...……...

It was on the new 2nd 3g pitch, with the one nearest the road being used by a ladies hockey team on the day. There is an area of hardstanding between these two pitches, with a glass/Perspex wall separating the two and a roof covering both sides. I think there was one step of terracing for the hockey pitch but it was all flat for Montpelier Villa's side. No seating but all floodlit.


Thank you for your help. The grass pitch which I was referring to was part of the huge and slightly sunken grass area on the other side, and which includes a rugby pitch. It is possible to view this side from the clubhouse balcony. At the time of my visit (January 2019) the 3G pitch on the other side was still under construction and the club's website/twitter said that they were expecting to 'move' there from the grass pitch as soon as possible.

I've received a PM from another hopper who says that in August 2017, he saw a game on a grass pitch which may have been where the 3G is now.


Main Drain Man
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Sothern Counties Division 2.
Montpelier Villa 2 - 0 Angmering Village
@ Sussex University

Was this match played on the grass pitch or on the recently constructed synthetic one the other side of the clubhouse/dressing-room building?

………………………………......…...………...……...…...……...…...……...

It was on the new 2nd 3g pitch, with the one nearest the road being used by a ladies hockey team on the day. There is an area of hardstanding between these two pitches, with a glass/Perspex wall separating the two and a roof covering both sides. I think there was one step of terracing for the hockey pitch but it was all flat for Montpelier Villa's side. No seating but all floodlit.


Thank you for your help. The grass pitch which I was referring to was part of the huge and slightly sunken grass area on the other side, and which includes a rugby pitch. It is possible to view this side from the clubhouse balcony. At the time of my visit (January 2019) the 3G pitch on the other side was still under construction and the club's website/twitter said that they were expecting to 'move' there from the grass pitch as soon as possible.

I've received a PM from another hopper who says that in August 2017, he saw a game on a grass pitch which may have been where the 3G is now.


No problem. As it was my first ever visit I have no first hand knowledge but believe the 3g is on the site of their former pitch.


Chris1963
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You are probably correct. The match I attended in January 2019 was played on the huge grass area on the other side, but this may not necessarily have been their preferred pitch, especially as it is also used for rugby and cricket. In fact the current Google satellite photo shows a rugby pitch marked out on the spot where my football match was played. The photo may be very recent as the new 3G pitch looks complete.


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Following a request from a user, a post has been removed and all other requests referring to the original have been either removed or edited.
I apologise to anyone who feels their comments have been unjustly removed.



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He's even changed his message at bottom. Smiley thingy.



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Re: [dottirofhod] Saturday 31st August 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Too late, as the barber said after he had cut the customers throat!


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Re: [leohoenig] Saturday 31st August 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

A pity he didn't request the removal earlier as it could have saved his club the money in fines that they now have coming their way. Sly


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Re: [kirby knitters] Saturday 31st August 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

FA Vase 1Q Round

AFC Blackpool 2-1 Redcar Athletic

Att 125 including a 35 strong stag party from Glasgow who pretty much drank the bar and certainly added some atmosphere without ever being too annoying!

Prog: Were "late" apparently but I never subsequently saw one, not that I was that bothered not being a paper chaser.

Close game, never a classic but always interesting enough to keep my interest.
The ground isn't the most picturesque to say the least but it has some character with the two rickety stands on either touchline, and in more boring moments you can do some helicopter spotting as they fly in and out of nearby airport.
No 17 bus from Blackpool Town Centre runs to within a couple of hundred yards from the ground, as it does for all the "Squires Gate Triangle" of clubs which I have now completed!

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