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Where did you go 4th Sept ?
First Team Star
Sep 4, 2008, 9:28 PM
Team(s): The Alex
Holywell Town 0 Rhydymwyn 1 Welsh alliance
Admission £3 Prog £1 (48 pages and quite superb, apparently i was the only person who bought one!)
Att h/c about 60 ish
Second bit of toe dipping in the welsh alliance and thoroughly enjoyable it was too. Holywell are no longer the team that were once in the welsh top flight, but now an amateur team made of mainly local players and run by the locals. hats off to club secretary Steve Roberts who was very helpful on the phone before the game (alerting me to a 6.30 kick off, I was gonna get for 7.30) and during the game, where he was the man doing the prog, the gate, the snack bar and secretarial duties as well ! Good standard of facilities for this leval as well.
The game was as expected not brilliant standard wise, but there was no let up in the comittment stakes thats for sure, full bloodied stuff. The visitors nabbed the points in the dying moments after the home custodian made an error of judgement in coming for a hopeful punt and was beaten to it by the visitors sub, who headed into an empty net.
Reccomend a visit if you havent been.
First Team Sub
Sep 4, 2008, 10:13 PM
Team(s): Horwich RMI, Bolton Wanderers
Goldline Trophy Quarter-Final: Charnock Richard 3-0 Atherton Town; Admission: £1.50; Programme: £1
Charnock Richard's ground re-development has continued impressively since my last visit. What was once a field on Charter Road opposite the main pitch and club house has now been extensively improved. A smart perimiter fence has been installed, a flagpole with flag, an entry point and a white perimiter fence around a superb playing area together with a new seated stand on the halfway line opposite the dug-outs. Top of the West Lancashire Premier League, Charnock impressively disposed of their Manchester League opponents who were reduced to 10 men in the second half.
Their slick, fast flowing football was a joy to watch at times. Charnock produce a programme for all home games- a simply outstanding effort by Keith Reader. And the club has maintained its friendliness, being a very good place to visit. Just five minutes' drive from Chorley and just off the A49 between Wigan and Leyland, Charnock Richard is a pleasant village in a rural location with great views across to Rivington Pike and Winter Hill and the club is well supported by the locals. The ground backs onto a picturesque cricket ground and open fields. The club house was open for business and a warm welcome is extended to strangers. Simply a 'must visit' club for any groundhopper. This game kicked off at 6-21pm and was over by 8pm in the gathering gloom. The referee was excellent and his communication and decision-making skills first-class. What better way to spend a Thursday evening? Fellow poster AndrewG enjoyed the game too and it was good to catch up with his latest travels and immense knowledge of the local and national groundhopping scene.
Reserve Team Regular
Sep 5, 2008, 10:15 PM
Location: Collier Row, Essex
Team(s): England & Redbridge FC
Falkirk Stadium UEFA U21 Championship
Scotland 3 Slovenia 1
£5 cash admission, did not see a programme, rather odd for a crowd of 4,501 (the 1 was me).
SPL ground on two sides, no ground at one end and a circus tent along one side? Live on sky sports one (the setanta deal must be really biting hard).
Comfortable win for the young Scots, who also hit the bar and missed a penalty in injury time.
2 Wetherspoons ticked off in Falkirk and Grangemouth, with Abbot Ale at £1.79 a pint was excellent. Will be back up October 18th (thankyou work) and probably at Livingston.
Early night now, Barcelona in the morning zzzzzzzz
Last new Ground :
20/11/2010, Old Barkabbeyians FC, Barking Abbey School (1085).