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Friday 12th April 2019


Dave 56
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Apr 12, 2019, 10:05 PM

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Location: Staffs.
Team(s): Leatherhead

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Carmarthenshire League. Premier Division. KO 18:15. (F&N). Crowd 50.

Loughor 1 v 2 Pengelli United

The pitch is located in a park with Loughor castle as a backdrop. Very large playing area in comparison to the other games I have seen this week. End of season fixture, nothing particularly at stake.

Pengelli scored mid way through the first half, a defensive mistake when trying to clear the ball. Loughor were poor, no real efforts on target, the visiting keeper untroubled throughout.

Loughor played a lot better in the second half, having the majority of the play and eventually getting a well deserved equaliser. Could have scored more but for a couple of good saves from the visiting keeper. Another defensive error allowed united to snatch all 3 points with about 15 minutes to go.

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Apr 12, 2019, 11:01 PM

Posts: 1538
Location: Beside the Spinnaker Tower
Team(s): Hemel Hempstead Town FC, Trust Portsmouth FC and The Reds of Cincinnati

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Boldmere St Michaels 0-0 Coventry Sphinx (Total Motion, Midland Premier League)
- played at the Trevor Brown Memorial Ground, Church Road, Sutton Coldfield from 7.30pm

Att – 142; Entry - £7; Prog - £2; Badge - £3; Refreshment - £5 deal (burger, chips and hot drink).
Weather – a quiet, cool dry night; Travel – A34, M40, M42, M6 off at Jct 5 and in on the A452
Colours – The Mikes in white tops and black shorts .. Sphinx in yellow tops with blue stripes and white shorts.

Well this proved a successful trip travel wise, as only a slight hold up getting on to M40 .. arrived in 2 and a half hours to find the ground with parking in the main car park or along Church Road kerbside .. nice neat turnstile where programme and badge were purchased .. liked the elevated aspect to main stand and clubhouse side .. where good food was on offer under the veranda overhang of main clubhouse roof .. some good vantage points to overlook the pitch and a great feel of community about the night .. with youngsters playing their football down in the far cages .. Mums in the Clubhouse having a natter and the stalwarts arriving to take their places to watch tonight’s game on the 3G .. which had all you needed .. including some very neat and modern looking dugouts .. not sure what was being built behind as you couldn’t walk passed .. so, a case of visiting the far end and then coming back to and from the main stand side.

As for the game .. the score line says it all .. The Mikes twitter comments were “fair result, poor spectacle” .. whilst the Sphinx offered “pick up an away point and remain 7th” .. all I can add is “one of my poorer games of the season” .. still always good to visit a new ground and certainly a Club who know how to organise and run their football .. so good luck to The Mikes as you progress into the future.

Grounds = 638, Leagues done = 15 (37 to go); Games (19/20) = 102; New Grounds (19/20) = 82; Goals (19/20) = 441; Ave goals/game = 4.32; Last new ground = Bourton Rovers; Next = Tues 10th Dec 2019

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Apr 12, 2019, 11:14 PM

Posts: 1517
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
Team(s): Melksham Town, Bath Rugby, Wigan Warriors and Lancashire CCC

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Premier League 2
Adams Park, Wycombe
Reading U-23 3 Aston Villa U-23 2
Admission: £3 Teamsheets available Attendance: 200-ish

New tick for me and a great game of football. First half was goal-less but had its moments wityh both sides showing they are capable of attacking play; fairly obvious that Reading are the higher placed team as they looked more composed.
2nd half, the game caught alight. The hosts hit the bar on 48 and on 56 Medford-Smith charged through from left back to lob the keeper but it went agonisingly wide. Villa took the lead on 64 with a deft near-post finish from Ramsey. Reading equalised on 66 through Olise.
Villa re-took the lead on 71 through Archer after a deflected cross wrong-footed Boyce-Clarke in goal and he slipped at the vital moment to allow a tap-in. A possible turning point was a red for Odutayo for the visitors on 74 for a high boot.
The home side then laid siege and missed several chances before Loader had a swivel-and-shoot on 88 to level the game. The winner was a belter; a deep cross looked like evading everyone until Loader seemed to arch his body backward and cushion a header just inside the post.
A cracking evening and I really must make more of an effort next season to do some of these games.

2018-19 Games: 166 Goals: 611 GPG: 3.68 New Grounds: 96
2019-20 Games: 93 Goals: 366 GPG: 3.94 New Grounds: 51

(This post was edited by Digdagdog on Apr 12, 2019, 11:24 PM)

Cowden Andy
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Apr 13, 2019, 12:07 AM

Posts: 707
Location: Cowdenbeath
Team(s): Cowdenbeath FC

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Easthouses Lily 1 Sauchie 4, King Cup 3nd Rd. Admission £6, Att 69.

Coldest game of the season for me with a bitterly cold wind. The visitors were 2 up after only 3 minutes and after having 2 chopped off for offside led by 3 at the break.

Gangly striker Ross Crawford hit all 4 of the visitors goals and also had one chopped off.

The hosts pulled back a consolation with 12 minutes or so to go.

Quite a few folk from on here in attendance including Prorege and Leeds Phil who was driving some sort of tank.

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Apr 13, 2019, 1:20 AM

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

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Boldmere 0 Coventry Sphinx 0

Dire game , Coventry having the only meaningful chance in the first half having a one on one saved then the rebound put wide. Boldmere offered nothing a complete snooze fest. Done the ground many times and was just a option to get a extra game in

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Apr 13, 2019, 8:17 AM

Posts: 111
Location: Mainz
Team(s): Bashley, FSV Mainz 05

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Regionalliga Südwest

FSV Mainz 05 II 2-0 FSV Frankfurt (Att: 905)
(Lappe 7', Petermann 52')

I've been reliably informed that it's 5 down from this 18 team league this season so three points last night was imperative for the home side. The teams around them have a game in hand and/or the rest of the weekend to play their games for the matchweek and claw back some points however.

This largely even affair was won by two goals early in each half and probably represents the flow of the game. Frankfurt bought a number of fans who generated an atmosphere throughout the game and they competed with a chorus of Mainz's youth sides led by one of the coaches.

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Apr 13, 2019, 8:24 AM

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Location: Kingdom of Fife
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King Cup Round 2
Easthouses Lily Miners Welfare v Sauchie Juniors, 1-4, H.T. 0-3, Att c.60, Admission £6, No paper, Steak Pie and Bovril £3
At Newbattle Complex

This match was switched from Saturday to Friday at fairly late notice. I assume it would be because several or more of the Easthouses players will be keen Jambos, eager to see the Hearts v ICT Scottish Cup Semi Final on the Saturday.

A sunny day gave way to a bitterly cold evening with a perishing wind sweeping across the exposed slopes of the Newbattle Complex. The grandstand afforded little shelter from it in the first half; The wee lean-to behind the goal was a little more sheltered during the second half.

Visitors Sauchie had the game sewn up in the first five minutes. They were 2-0 up by that stage with Ross Crawford getting both goals. The home defence simply didn’t turn up. Crawford added a third before half time, having already had one more chalked off for offside. By the break Easthouses had sorted things out a little but there was no chance of a comeback.

Crawford got his own and Sauchie’s fourth from an acute angle around the hour mark. By this time the first half attendance of 60 had dwindled to little more than half that number. The remainder had succumbed to hypothermia, alcohol-deprivation or just plain simple common sense and quit before they dropped. No such namby-pambyism from the gathered enthusiasts who saw it through to the end with Easthouses getting a late consolation goal, much th the chagrin of the Sauchie goalkeeper.

The Steak Pie was disappointing. It was definitely not a baker’s special and was lukewarm. However, the Bovril was exceptionally beefy and reassuringly hot. Paper was last spotted at Easthouses around 20 years ago.

Their ground is a vast improvement on how it was a few years ago and the floodlights are of a decent standard. They are one of the club who have applied for an SFA licence and they cannot be far off meeting the requirements.

Once again credit to Aberdeenshire-based Leeds Phil, attending his umpteenth game of the week. His new winnebago-sized Range Rover is a mighty looking machine and has fairly been clocking up the miles recently.

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Apr 13, 2019, 10:32 AM

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Location: Darn sarff
Team(s): Nobody in particular

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FC Twente 1 Telstar 0
Derste Divisie
Att 27,700
Admission 45 euros. For decent seat which included admission to lounge bar and free team sheet. No other paper seen.

Cracking ground , cracking atmosphere but poor game settled by well taken goal on 12 mins following defensive mix up.

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Apr 13, 2019, 11:55 AM

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Location: Cockfosters
Team(s): Barnet, Cockfosters, Truro City, Udinese

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Glasshoughton Welfare 0-4 Nostell MW
Att 138 Adm £3 (conc) Coffee £1 Prog Yes

Traffic was noticeably heavier than last Friday's Wythenshawe trip but had allowed plenty of extra time and secured a place in the reasonably-sized car park at 18:30.

There is hardstanding on all sides, a seated stand on the far side with four rows of fairly low bucket-type seats. A covered terrace behind the near goal and the bar/tea hut etc on the other side.

The scoreline fairly reflected the game on a colder night than I would have liked, the visitors No3 scoring with a low shot to the near post on 13 mins, the same player cutting inside from the right and low cross leading to a second on 36. GW huffed and puffed after HT but conceded a third on 80 when a NMW forward broke clear of the offside trap and finished smoothly, and a 4th was added on 87 when a cross from the right wasn't cleared and was converted at the 2nd or 3rd attempt.

Smooth journey home via A1 apart from the usual night-time nonsense at Huntingdon. Indoors by 00:40.


Apr 13, 2019, 3:14 PM

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Location: Outer Cheltenhamshire
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I've been reliably informed that it's 5 down from this 18 team league this season so three points last night was imperative for the home side..

As they work with fixed boundaries in Germany, I believe it is minumum 3, maximum 5.

Four teams leave the division (the champions and the bottom 3) with four teams promoted from below. One or two extra relegations will depend on who comes down from above

On current league table, this means four down
Unless someone wants to correct me

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Apr 14, 2019, 3:37 PM

Posts: 3394
Location: North West Lincolnshire
Team(s): Scotter United (Scunthorpe League), AFC Telford(home town club),

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Greenland 8 AFC Illingworth St Mary's 1
Halifax League - Eastwood Cup f&n att 20

This was a game in the group stage of this cup, the hosts lying third in the top division and the visitors having won the division below. The bobbly, undulating surface and a stiff cross wind didn't make it easy to play but for half an hour the game was evenly contested. However once Greetland took the lead more goals followed quickly and they were three up at half time. By the time the visitors scored, they had conceded six, and two more followed before the end.

The Greetland Community Centre is on a plateau about half a mile from the village centre. The place was swarming with youngsters attending training, both for football and rugby league. There are three full sized football pitches, a fully railed off rugby pitch and a large open training area. The pitch used was adjacent to the rugby pitch. When the sun appeared it was a decent place to watch a game, notwithstanding the biting wind.

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Apr 17, 2019, 10:32 AM

Posts: 590
Location: Plympton, Devon
Team(s): Plymouth Argyle, any non league team in Devon & Cornwall

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South West Peninsula League Premier Division

Torpoint Athletic 1-2 Saltash United (0-0 H/T)
Att 208 - Admission £5 - Coffee £1

The final home match of the season for Torpoint ended in a narrow defeat on a very cold but thankfully dry night. Once again watched the game in the great company of Hoofhearted of this parish. The first half was a tight affair with the only thing of note happening was when Saltash were denied what looked like a clear penalty when the Torpoint keeper flattened the visitors striker. The referee gave the spot kick only for his assistant to persuade him to change his mind. Saltash started the 2nd half better but it was the home side that took the lead with a superb curling shot from 25 yards that sailed past the keeper into the top corner. Saltash came fighting back & approximately 10 minutes later were level after beating the Torpoint offside trap the striker tapped the ball into an empty net. The visitors pushed for the winner & that duly arrived 5 minutes from time when the left back beat the keeper at his near post with a shot just inside the penalty area. An enjoyable night.


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