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smallthorne
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Mar 10, 2012, 11:56 PM

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Location: Staffordshire
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Staffs FA Vase semi-final
Norton United 3 Brocton 2
Attendance 65 Admission £4 programme £1
Hot drinks 50p pies £1- excellent value
Good game which the home team just about deserved to win.
Three of the five goals- 2 home and 1 away - were really top quality.


Jamesp
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Mar 11, 2012, 12:04 AM

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Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Queens Park Rangers - Barclays Premier League
Attendance: 21,551
Admission £28, Programme £3, Parking £3.50

A tick on the 92, as the only time I'd been before was for a Lancashire FA Trophy Final. In general I'm not a fan of new-build grounds, but I must admit I like the Reebok. It looks a little different to most of them and has a bit of uniqueness to it.

Not a lot to choose between 2 struggling sides, a point would probably have been a fair result.
The game has made the headlines for the disallowed QPR goal, I was sat just a couple of rows behind the TV commentary positions in the West Stand, and had a clear view of the monitor in the MOTD booth, so saw that the ball was clearly over the line. The locals were convinced that QPR's goal that did stand, which was shown to be offside, was a clear case of the officials 'evening it up' after the earlier controversy.

I parked on an industrial estate over the road from the ground. £3.50 for 5 mins walk away is alright by me, considering the club car park was £6 and seemed to be taking ages to clear. I was back on the M61 in 10 minutes, then it was a 50 minute trip down through Westhoughton, Hindley and Ashton in Makerfield on to the East Lancs to Liverpool for...

Everton 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Premier League
Attendance 34,992
Admission Free! (courtesy of a borrowed Season Ticket) Progamme £3 Parking £5 (at Walton Leisure Centre, 15 mins walk away)


First time I'd been to Goodison in 10 years, and it hasn't changed a bit! A great old ground, it'll be a real shame to see it go should Everton finally move elsewhere. I was in the Upper Bullens, complete with wooden flooring and narrow concourse.

First half was pretty low-key, livened up by a well crafted Everton goal, finished with aplomb by new signing Jelavic. Spurs were much better after the break and largely dominated, Everton surviving thanks to some dogged defending, wayward finishing and a bit of luck. The atmosphere was excellent throughout, but particularly in the last 20 minutes or so where the home fans really got behind their side, almost cup-tie like.


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oceanborn
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Mar 11, 2012, 12:08 AM

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Location: Sheffield
Team(s): Port Vale

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Huddersfield League

Holmfirth Town 3 Dalton Crusaders 4

Venue: Little Wembley, Holmfirth
Attendance: 22

A very long trek for the players who get changed in Holmfirth High School Sports Centre. Elevated banking down one side. Lovely surrounding scenery. Cracking game.

Huddersfield League on adjoining pitch.

Back home at 16.50.


splodge
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Mar 11, 2012, 5:34 AM

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Wessex Premier

Fareham Town 3-1 Romsey Town
Att: 59Unsure
Tea: 80p
Programme £1.50


In the glorious sunshine, Fareham were dominant for 80 minutes and played probably our best football of the season.

At no stage was I worried that we would throw this one away, scoring 3 hitting the bar and Romsey keeper forced to make several good saves as his defenders went walkabout.

eased up with 10 minutes left, conceding a sloppy goal but it was too little too late



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sewnapart
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Mar 11, 2012, 8:32 AM

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Location: Newcastle
Team(s): Berwick Rangers, Rothes, Worcester City

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Braintree Town 3-1 Conference National
Amlin Stadium, Attendance 900ish
Admission £15, programme £2

A lengthy journey down amongst the 13 on Gateshead's supporters coach into Essex (5 hours 27 mins), but thankfully that dropped off right next to the Wagon and Horses pub, an excellent hostelry with very well served ales from the Mighty Oak brewery and pork pies (although most of the other fans went to the Wetherspoons up the road). Ground wasn't the easiest to find from here, a good 20 minute walk through an estate.

The ground itself is very orange... uncovered terracing behind one goal, covered terracing one side and the main stand opposite, with a closed terrace (usually houses away fans) behind the other. What they do have is a very well stocked club shop and a reasonable bar. The view from both stands is obstructed by a large proliferation of pillars throughout, but weather was fine for the uncovered terrace.

As the Gateshead fans on the coach back admitted, they weren't at the races today. Braintree looked really up for it, and their very pacey number 14 gave hell to the Gateshead left back all afternoon. A two goal lead established in the first ten minutes never looked like being relinquished, and when said number 14 was allowed to waltz through unchallenged past three defenders early in the second half, that really was that.

Gateshead did get a consolation goal in the 89th minute, a curling shot into the top right hand corner which was the cue for a nearby Braintree fan to comment upon how many late goals their side have conceded this season, but this one really was of little consequence, although it did spark a late Gateshead rally.


osborne
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Mar 11, 2012, 9:01 AM

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Team(s): Arnold Town/ Loughborough Dynamo

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Headington Ams 3 New College Swindon 6. Hellenic division 1 West.
Admission £2 by programme
Tea 80p- in a mug!
h/c 27.

This is a dreadful ground, basically just a railed park pitch, although the club does have a shiny new clubhouse and changing room complex. It's on the edge of Oxford and has quite a rural feel to it. The game was a cracker! The first 30 mins saw the home side absolutely batter the students. They did score on 14 mins, but chance after chance went begging. by 30 mins they should have been 6 up! Then Swindon scored 2 goals against the run of play to take the lead before half time. In the second half they scored two early goals and it looked like the home side were going to get hammered. Headington then went back into poor shooting mode and missed 6 or so easy chances. They were totally on top. They did manage to score twice and Swindon had a player sent off, but Swindon caught them twice on the break to win 3-6 in this amazing game. A word of advice, approach the ground via Islip and avoid the A40 which today was like a car park in both directions! Thankyou SAT-NAV.



rambler77
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Mar 11, 2012, 9:02 AM

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Location: Braunstone, Leicester
Team(s): Oadby Town, Leicester City

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Belper United 3-1 Newark Town
CML - South

Attendance: around 40
Admission: Free - cannot charge
Programme: £1
Badge: £3

Completed the CML South with this visit, but only went due to reading reports that Belper's ground will be covered by the surrounding housing estate in the not to distant future. In fact no need to worry as, according to a United official will not be built on for at least four years. The club hope to make some improvements to give them a bit of income as the only money they get is from programme sales.

Brief report and photos online at the usual web address.



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hemelite
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Mar 11, 2012, 9:35 AM

Posts: 1320
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Team(s): Hemel Hempstead Town, West Ham United, Los Angeles Angels & USC

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Southern League Premier Division
Weymouth 0 Hemel Hempstead Town 1
Petrol: £30.00
Parking: £2.00
Entry: £11.00
Prog: £2.50
Badge: £3.50
Team Sheet: 30p
Heart fibrulator: Free (the only bloody thing that was!)

After a beer (bought by someone else) to cool the wallet's nerves, we saw a rather humerous match unfold in the pleasant afternoon sun as the referee (Mr Andrew Rodda) basically made it up as he went along.
Giving free kicks willy nilly for events only he could see, wound up both sides and eventually led to Hemel being awarded their goal on eighty four minutes, when the ball clearly had NOT crossed the line, was not given by the lino - but was given by Mr Rodda who was twenty yards behind play.
Not much to report about the rest of the game, in truth it was rather a dull affair. Hemel's keeper realising early that he could really crank up the home crowd by time wasting - so he did it a lot - and both sides failing to bother the oppositions goal for long periods.
A bit of luck at last for the Tudors you'd think, but as usual everyone else at the bottom of the table won as well, and it totally buggered up my Trixie.
Better than shopping though.


Steve (MUFC)
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Mar 11, 2012, 9:57 AM

Posts: 493
Location: Stamford Brook
Team(s): Maidenhead United, Arsenal, Partick Thistle, Polonia Warsaw

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Blue Square Bet South

Tonbridge Angels 1 (0)
Maidenhead United 0

Attendance 591

More details: http://educatedleftfoot.blogspot.com/...or-one-ton-dupe.html



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thecoldend
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Mar 11, 2012, 10:11 AM

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WARE 2 ENFIELD TOWN 3
RYMAN DIVISION ONE (NORTH)
ADM - £8 PROG - £1.50

Bottom of the table v 2nd top local derby on a difficult pitch at Wodson Park..worst surface i've seen all season i think. Town were 0-3 at HT and looking to be cruising to victory only for a spirited fightback from Ware. Goals on 79 and 87 mins made it a nervy ending.

match highlights, report, pictures and line ups at http://www.thecoldend.blogspot.com


prorege
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Mar 11, 2012, 10:12 AM

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Central Juniors Super League Division One
Thorniewood United v Glenafton Athletic, 1-1, H.T. 0-0, Att c.190, Admission £5, Programme £1
At Robertson Park, Viewpark

This was a vital promotion match in the ultra-competitive second tier of the West Junior pyramid. Both teams would have dearly liked a win – a draw jus tightens things up yet further with eight teams in contention for the two automatic promotion spots and one play-off place.

Robertson Park has been spruced up in recent seasons with a new pavilion, entrance and lots of good signage. The overgrown area behind the south goal has been cleared and the ground is more than fir for purpose. There’s a large covered enclosure on one side and fine steep old-school concrete terracing behind one goal. Catering is dispensed from a wee windae on the end of the pavilion. Refreshment is available in the adjacent social club. The club are usually described as being ‘Uddingston-based’ but this is a little misleading. Viewpark, Tannochside and Uddingston form an amorphous conglomeration between the M74 and the M8 an its hard to say where one ends and the others begin. The ground is not the easiest to find on Old Edinburgh Road, tucked in behind a BUPA care home. It’s not the nicest area, so don’t bother turning up early.

Glenafton brought around 50 supporters from the badlands of South Ayrshire. They were a partisan and noisy bunch with a penchant for the occasional sweary word. Their team should have been ahead before half time but their finishing was woeful. Despite several good chances they seldom hit the target.

After the interval the visitors continued to dominate and they eventually took the lead in the 65th minute. Armstrong was the scorer, letting fly from 30 yards with a shot that flew into the top corner. The significance of the game was apparent from the celebrations of the Glenafton players and supporters. The Ayrshiremen continued to press and Connolly in the Thorniewood goal made some amazing saves to keep them out, helped on occasion by the woodwork.

As time wore on Thorniewood began to get into the game as an attacking threat. However, their chances seemed to be over when they were reduced to ten men when one of their players picked up a second booking. The referee had a fine game and dealt pragmatically with some potentially difficult incidents. He did specially well, aided by his linesman, to wrestle a Glenafton player away from an opponent who had committed a very nasty foul on him. The Glenafton man was intent on retribution but the strong arms of the match officials prevented him from getting to his target.

Thorniewood did equalise with two minutes left. A dipping corner was swung across and was forced over the line from point blank range in a ruck of players. The goalie may have been impeded but no foul was given. The same goalie saved the point for Glenafton with the last kick of the game, making an amazing save to deny Thorniewood an unlikely winner.

As usual the game ended with warm handshakes and embraces between the players and officials as they left the field.



sjosta
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Mar 11, 2012, 11:32 AM

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Location: Dimmest Lancs
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No motor transport with two kids in tow, so it was the two mile hike to Mechanics for:

North West Counties League Cup Quarter Final

Mechanics 0 Barnoldswick Town 1 (Clough 32)

@ Jepson Way, Blackpool

Admission £6-00,
programme £1-00 attendance 77 (h/c)

Dour game of few chances




Football seen in: Scotland (268 grounds), England (969), Germany (289), Sweden (208), Netherlands (67), Wales (27), Ireland (S&N)(23/4), Austria (9), France (6), Denmark(5), Belgium(3),Italy(2), Luxembourg (2), Spain (2), Liechtenstein, Jersey, Switzerland, Canada
Figures correct(ish) at end of season 14-15 (1898 total)
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Siberian Monkey
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Mar 11, 2012, 11:52 AM

Posts: 296
Location: Sheffield
Team(s): Lincoln C

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Ossett T v AFC Fylde 0-0
NPL1 North
Attendance 148
Admission £7

A hard-fought game, with Fylde increasingly dominating as the game went along. They looked like they might get the winner in the last few minutes but credit to Ossett for holding on.

I’d planned to tick this ground last week but wasn’t able to make it and was pleased to miss a 0-0… there’s no escaping fate!


PhilT
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Mar 11, 2012, 12:17 PM

Posts: 673
Location: Cambridgeshire
Team(s): Peterborough United

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Peterborough United 3 - 1 Blackpool
FL Championship

The complete opposite to the poor performance on Tuesday against Millwall. It was just like old times as Posh created and missed chances at will (23 shots at goal according to BBC website).
A 2-0 half time lead was pegged back to 2-1 with 10 mins to go, but rather than try to hang on for a win, Posh went for a third which duly arrived to make the game safe.


grumpydwarf
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Mar 11, 2012, 12:38 PM

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NORTH-WEST WALES double starting at...

LLANGEFNI TOWN 1 CEFN DRUIDS 2 Attendance-46 Admission-£3.50 with programme

This was a decent ground with cover on all four sides, 3 of them with seats, although the cover at the far end had a layer of grass underneath. Llangefni are struggling at the bottom of the league and deservedly went down to fourth placed Cefn Druids who were better organised and had more punch up front. League Complete..and then a fifteen minute journey to

BANGOR CITY 1 THE NEW SAINTS 3 Attendance-756 Admission-£5 Programme-£2

Still work in progress here but still a decent new build; three areas of seating and hard standing all the way round; rather a strange odour emanating from the estuary on the far side which could become quite pungent in the summer months. TNS dominated the first half and went in at the interval 3 goals to the good courtesy of some clever midfield play, strong running off the ball and clinical finshing; the second half saw Bangor score early on but could not conjure another goal to increase the pressure on TNS; the visitors duly went top of the league by 2 points. League recompleted.

Many thanks to Mark (from Cheltenham) for driving and his excellent company and good to meet up with Pompeyfox (lapsed), Fatboyfat, Davy C, Yungun, some other disillusioned Wolves men and the odd WBA supporter.


SamBTFC
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Mar 11, 2012, 12:44 PM

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Location: Bathgate
Team(s): Bathgate Thistle, Hearts, Scotland

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East Juniors South Division
Livingston United 2-1 Falkirk JFC
at Station Park, Deans.
Admission: £4/£2
Att: c60


With Bathgate having only 4 matches remaining of the season, we were given a week off. Other commitments yesterday evening meant I stayed fairly local, so it was off to Livingston for this one. Only a mile or two from the main shopping area in the town, the ground is easily accessible by bus, with one passing the ground every ten minutes or so.

The match itself looked a good one on paper. Falkirk were sitting second and looking to reaffirm their title credentials. Livingston started in 6th, but not far off hauling themselves into contention. Formed last summer, Falkirk are a new side in the division, playing their home matches at Grangemouth Stadium and look a very professional outfit.

The first half was all Falkirk but they somehow found themselves one down at the break. The away side knocked the ball around with confidence on a difficult pitch and fashioned a few great chances, but they just couldn't find a finish. For Livingston however chances were few and far between and Falkirk's keeper had little to do until the 40th minute when the home side broke, played a nice one-two on the edge of the box and their striker slammed the ball home to grab an undeserved lead.

After the break was much the same. Falkirk continued to attack, but the home sides goalkeeper was having the game of his life and looked determined to keep a clean sheet. With five minutes to go however a cross from the left was bundled in at the back post and Falkirk were level. They continued to push on for a winner, but it was the home side - barely out of their own half in the second period - who grabbed an unlikely winner in injury time. Some neat build up play saw the ball fall kindly to a Livingston midfielder on the edge of the area and his half volley rifled into the roof of the net to see the Station Park men take all three points.

Station Park itself is a basic venue at this level, but it does the job for the attendances that Livingston usually attract. It has two small covered enclosures on each side, one very similar to that at Blackburn Utd and an area of shallow terracing behind the goal. The ground has recently had some work done on it, with a new toilet block brought in and some tidying up done around the perimeter of the park.

All in all a decent day out and nice to spend a Saturday not being disappointed by a Bathgate performance as usual.



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hotchkiss
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Mar 11, 2012, 1:04 PM

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NORTH-WEST WALES double starting at...

LLANGEFNI TOWN 1 CEFN DRUIDS 2 Attendance-46 Admission-£3.50 with programme

This was a decent ground with cover on all four sides, 3 of them with seats, although the cover at the far end had a layer of grass underneath. Llangefni are struggling at the bottom of the league and deservedly went down to fourth placed Cefn Druids who were better organised and had more punch up front. League Complete..and then a fifteen minute journey to

BANGOR CITY 1 THE NEW SAINTS 3 Attendance-756 Admission-£5 Programme-£2

Still work in progress here but still a decent new build; three areas of seating and hard standing all the way round; rather a strange odour emanating from the estuary on the far side which could become quite pungent in the summer months. TNS dominated the first half and went in at the interval 3 goals to the good courtesy of some clever midfield play, strong running off the ball and clinical finshing; the second half saw Bangor score early on but could not conjure another goal to increase the pressure on TNS; the visitors duly went top of the league by 2 points. League recompleted.

Many thanks to Mark (from Cheltenham) for driving and his excellent company and good to meet up with Pompeyfox (lapsed), Fatboyfat, Davy C, Yungun, some other disillusioned Wolves men and the odd WBA supporter.

I thought all WBA supporters were 'odd'.


acmold
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Mar 11, 2012, 2:34 PM

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Headington Ams 3 New College Swindon 6. Hellenic division 1 West.

A word of advice, approach the ground via Islip and avoid the A40 which today was like a car park in both directions! Thankyou SAT-NAV.

You sure you were not imaging the traffic on the Oxford Ring Road, I'm always told I am. I was Hoping in Wales, all games enjoyable. Top ground New Quay though I also liked "Balamory" (the actual town was delightful) good to get it in before they moved, though the Aber Uni one was nice as well. Night out in Lampeter for the second night running, have now visited every pub in the town, though did not have drink in everyone as some were rejected by "Mr Spoon", no handpumps - I only drink soft drinks so it would not have mattered. The Castle seemed the place to be. Saturday night quiet compared with Friday night as we had lost a car load who headed home after New Quay. Had the most bland Curry ever in Lampeter. Tired after all the excitement, joshing and taking of the wee-wee. Former (?) poster Veteran (he has moved to the otherside) is drawing up a new "fat traveller" list for the pompus - numbers one to three were not present at the Hop, numbers four and five were.


AndyE
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Mar 11, 2012, 3:05 PM

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Isthmian League Division One North
Leiston 4 Chatham Town 0
Admission: £8. Programme: £1.50. Attendance: 189.

I wanted to like Leiston, but I can't really say that I did. There's an hourly bus from Ipswich, but it takes nearly two hours - so you may not want to go that way. The alternative is the hourly train from Ipswich to Saxmundham, and then that bus for the last four miles to Leiston. (For which First Suffolk and Norfolk charge an outrageous £4.50.)

The ground screams "Step 5" - one small stand, covered standing along half of the opposite side, and the rest is open standing. Nothing wrong with the bar and the beer is cheap, but the tea bar took a bit of finding (it's actually in the next room to the beer bar, but not signposted) and the tea is horrid. Burgers entirely acceptable.

Oh yes, the game. We were rubbish, so Leiston didn't have too much to do - but they did it pretty well. They're not pretty, but they are a very competent team and I'm sure they will win the division. They'd have a lot to do to get the grading for Step 3 though; does a groundshare at Lowestoft beckon?


Torbaymick
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Mar 11, 2012, 3:42 PM

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CSWP Premier Div

Buckland Athletic 3 Cullompton Rangers 1

Ent Fee £4 Prog £1.50

Att 124 est

The Ref was been Assessed and it Showed.



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Sm1d
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Mar 11, 2012, 4:14 PM

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Braintree Town 3-1 Conference National
Amlin Stadium, Attendance 900ish
Admission £15, programme £2

A lengthy journey down amongst the 13 on Gateshead's supporters coach into Essex (5 hours 27 mins), but thankfully that dropped off right next to the Wagon and Horses pub, an excellent hostelry with very well served ales from the Mighty Oak brewery and pork pies (although most of the other fans went to the Wetherspoons up the road). Ground wasn't the easiest to find from here, a good 20 minute walk through an estate.

The ground itself is very orange... uncovered terracing behind one goal, covered terracing one side and the main stand opposite, with a closed terrace (usually houses away fans) behind the other. What they do have is a very well stocked club shop and a reasonable bar. The view from both stands is obstructed by a large proliferation of pillars throughout, but weather was fine for the uncovered terrace.

As the Gateshead fans on the coach back admitted, they weren't at the races today. Braintree looked really up for it, and their very pacey number 14 gave hell to the Gateshead left back all afternoon. A two goal lead established in the first ten minutes never looked like being relinquished, and when said number 14 was allowed to waltz through unchallenged past three defenders early in the second half, that really was that.

Gateshead did get a consolation goal in the 89th minute, a curling shot into the top right hand corner which was the cue for a nearby Braintree fan to comment upon how many late goals their side have conceded this season, but this one really was of little consequence, although it did spark a late Gateshead rally.


Also at this one. I was in the silver Mercedes parked next to the Gateshead supporters bus.

My report and pics; http://100groundsclub.blogspot.com/...1-cressing-road.html



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acmold
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Mar 11, 2012, 4:23 PM

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Some "Hop" photos @

https://picasaweb.google.com/...berystwythUniversity#

https://picasaweb.google.com/...6304204891/Aberaeron#

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nico
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Mar 11, 2012, 4:48 PM

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I also took advantage of Bangor's late kick-off to do a North Wales double. Smile

2-30pm...

Cymru Alliance

Conwy United 1
(77)
Caersws 3
(17,26,87)

Admission: £5
Programme: Yes (I didn't bother)
Attendance: 63

5-15pm...

Welsh Premier League

Bangor City 1
(47)
The New Saints 3
(18,38,41)

Admission: £8
Programme: Yes (I didn't bother)
Attendance: 756



One moment's high and glory rolls on by


ephemeraworld
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Mar 11, 2012, 5:31 PM

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Location: Wigan Lancashire
Team(s): Preston North End Leyland Motors Minnesota Twins

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Re: [nico] Saturday 10th March [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Bolton 2-QPR 1

Premier League

Admission £10

Att 21,551

Programme £3


Fantastic stadium - very enjoyable day out

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burgesshillbee
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Mar 11, 2012, 5:45 PM

Posts: 1957
Location: A Town in Mid Sussex
Team(s): Brentford

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Re: [sandhurstbee] Saturday 10th March [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Also at Brentford 0 v 2 Sheffield Utd we were poor and its about time we got rid of some of these loanees that seem to like giving away goals when we have decent defenders doing nothing ie Woodman

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