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Karb
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Apr 17, 2019, 8:46 PM

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Thames Valley Premier League Division One
FC Imaan Lions 0-4 Westwood United Reserves
F&N, Att: peaked at around 25


A marked out football field in a public park, around 10 minutes walk from Earley station, one stop from Reading on the London Waterloo line. There are toilets in the nearby pavilion, but no other facilities.

A warm welcome was received from the home side, and we eventually got underway 16 minutes late, due to the late arrival of the referee. Such are the perils of 6pm kick offs. Both halves were slightly shorter than the regulation 45 mins, and the half time interval was restricted to 5 minutes, so a pretty much on time finish was achieved.

The visitors were on top throughout - scoring with headers from corners 8 minutes into each half. Further goals came on 59 minutes, a long range lob over the keeper, and 71 minutes, the centre forward calmly finishing a one on one with the keeper.

A late penalty miss summed up the home side's evening. They were well beaten. A rather fortuitous connection at Reading allowed me to catch a northbound cross country service half an hour earlier than planned, so a better evening for me



"People do not have moments of truth in station waiting rooms"


Dave 56
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Apr 17, 2019, 9:14 PM

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West Region Premiership. KO 18:30. Admission £3. Programme £1.50. Crowd circa 265.


Kilwinning Rangers 1 v 2 Hurlford United

The second to last game on this old ground and a very enjoyable one. Rangers scored after 4 minutes, then let in an equaliser a minute later. United took the lead on 15 minutes and that was the end of the scoring. Rest of the game played at the usual fast pace with Kilwinning unlucky not to get at least a point with their second half performance.

For anyone who hasn't been, the final game is Wednesday 8th May against Auckinleck Talbot.


HantsLondoner
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Apr 17, 2019, 10:28 PM

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Southampton Intermediate Cup Final

Infinity 4 Lyndhurst 1 (at Sholing)

admission £4-00 inc decent programme, attendance 105 h/c
3rd in HPFL Senior v champions of HPFL Div 1 First ever final in this competition (a new smallish gold-coloured trophy with red ribbons), and league position told, although Lyndhurst fought gamely throughout, and they certainly had Infinity worried in the 20 mins before half-time.
A good start by the favourites, and they had two good attacks down the left wing in the first 5 mins - Powell's shot finding the side netting, and Phillips scuffing his shot which keeper Morton gathered. Phillips threatened again a couple of times before Lyndhurst had their first attempt on goal - dangerman Martins, playing on the left wing today, cutting inside and shooting wide. Powell had another shot wide for Infinity too before his side took the lead on 26 mins, a disputed free-kick in the right central position was taken left-footed by Cox and his shot beat the wall and squeezed in past Morton at his near post. After this Lyndhurst came into the game and Martins set up Bramley who forced Infinity keeper S.Parker into a very good save low down to his right. A free-kick by P.Abrahams curled wide, and Martins forced S.Parker into another save. At the other end Infinity's White fell over in the area but no penalty was given. HT 1-0.
Lyndhurst continued to threaten after the restart, a nice floated free-kick saw Martin's glancing header go just wide. Ketley also had an effort wide. But Infinity went two up on 52 mins as a good cross by Powell was met by a header from Phillips that looped over Morton. Martins nearly pulled a goal back but his fierce shot was straight enough for S.Parker to save it. Instead Infinity made the game safe on 57 mins as Phillips ran down the left of the penalty area with a defender - he then somehow managed to flick the ball past defender and keeper into the net for a clever finish. Boud nearly extended the lead but his header was saved by Morton. Lyndhurst deservedly pulled a goal back on 66 mins as a good cross from the right saw a glancing header by sub Bench find the corner of the net. They kept trying but Infinity tightened the game up - Phillips had another shot saved and at the other end Coleman's header was saved. On 86 mins Phillips got his hat-trick as White's mishit shot came perfectly for him to volley into the net. Shortly after that White had another mishit shot saved by Morton after good work on the right by C.Parker and Floyd. And that was it... apparently this was Infinity's first trophy at their 14th attempt, so congratulations to them!
And then there was that game at the Etihad....Cool



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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Armchair Libero
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Apr 17, 2019, 10:31 PM

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EVESHAM AND DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION 2
TMDS Harvington
4 - 2 TMDS Evesham
@ The De Montford School, Evesham
att. 30 HT 3-1

The mild winter weather has left few midweek games in the usually chaotic end of season. A shame, but the Evesham league still has a few games to finish so I had a potter down to take a look at this battle of the TMDS (the De Montford schools). Second plays second bottom. Harvington were the home side despite the game being at TMDS Evesham (they ground share apparently).

Harvington were a team of men in their 20s whilst Evesham seemed to be actual school/college age lads. Skill-wise there wasn't much in it, but Harvington used their weight and strength advantages wherever possible to break Evesham's spirit. Mostly in the spirit of fair play. Mostly.

Evesham took the lead on 3 minutes but spent the rest of the half on the back foot. It looked at first like good tactics, hitting their slower opponents on the break. But they lacked intensity and discipline, and their link play going forward was wasteful. From 1-1 on 42 minutes they folded to go 3-1 down at the break.

The second half was more of the same, with Evesham frustratingly refusing to commit numbers despite Harvington not exactly being the strongest on the ball. An error got Evesham back to 3-2, but they did nothing with the momentum and conceded late to take a deserved loss.

A shame because Evesham could be coached and cajoled into a much better side with their raw pace and ball control. They were very lackadaisical at times. Good game though.


noprogs
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Apr 17, 2019, 10:38 PM

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Beeston St Anthonys 1 Leeds City 4
Yorkshire Amateur league, Championship (2nd tier)


As this was in the Yorkshire Amateur League, then the teams retain first team name, but in fact it was thirds versus thirds,as the reserves also operate in the West Yorkshire League.
An entertaining enough game though, with Beeston taking an early lead, but City deservedly won with two goals in either half.
With a thirteen game marathon to come, I took a one mile walk to this one, played at Millshaw where one or two teams have featured in the West Yorkshire League in the past.


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Loiner
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Apr 17, 2019, 11:22 PM

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National League U19 Alliance Div. I. At Throstle Nest.


Farsley Celtic v FC Halifax Town 0-5.
c 19 watching.

Shown as 12 noon on Fulltime. Informed it would be 12.30 when I arrived. Referee arrived at 12.50 and they managed to get underway at 13.00.

Easy win for the visitors with scores on 11', 37',51', 73' and 86'.


pinewoodste
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Apr 17, 2019, 11:28 PM

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Touchline Suffolk & Ipswich League Bob Coleman Cup Final
Crane Sports 0
Henley Athletic 1 (106+) AFTER EXTRA TIME
KO: 19:15 Att: 301 (announced) Cost: £4 Progs available

Venue: Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC, Goldstar Ground, Dellwood Avenue, Felixstowe

Match: Both in Senior Division. 1st v 3rd out of 16.
A bit misty. Cold & got colder as game wore on. HA hit the post on 4 mins & had a chance on 28 mins but shot wasnít the best & went wide. CS had a shot which got blocked wide on 35 mins. Shots 4-5.

H/t lasted over 15 mins. Even less chances this half. CS were the better side & game was drifting towards extra time. I didnít care who scored. Finally HA got the ball on edge of penalty area & with CS player waving his arms around. The ball was passed to unmarked player who slotted the ball into the net. A few seconds later the ref spoke to lino & for some reason the goal was disallowed. After 47+ mins it was announced there would be 2 mins of injury time. On 95+ mins a good shot by CS was saved over the bar by the gk. Shots 9-3.

Break lasted just under 7 mins. HA had a long range shot which went just off target on 96 mins. A minute later CS had a corner & a header from 2 yards out went wide. Finally there was a goal which saw HA clinch the cup. H/t lasted under 1 min. 2nd half, yawn. Shots 1-2.

Game started at 19:15 & ended at 21:52. Thatís 3 cup finals Iíve seen in the last few days & none of them have been resolved in 90 mins. Typical extra time tonight with 3 shots in over 35 mins.

Watched game with Youngster (who left at end of normal time) & Lee, a Felixstowe supporter.


barcud-coch
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Goytre 1 Undy Athletic 1

Plough Road: Welsh League First Division

This eveningís match provided a relatively quick return to Plough Road after having visited the ground just over a fortnight ago for the FAW Womenís Cup semi-final between eventual beaten finalists Abergavenny and Cardiff City. The last time that I had watched the home team in action was on a Friday just after Christmas when Goytre entertained Afan Lido in a Welsh league first Division fixture under the floodlights. The facilities at Plough Road have developed significantly over the past couple of years to ensure the club meets the criteria for the FAWís tier two licence that came into effect at the beginning of this season. The club that have two stand that are compliant with the 250 seat requirement after have floodlights previously installed at the ground. Despite these improvements in the facilities, the Monmouthshire club have struggled on the pitch this term, after previously having been one of the leading protagonists in the top echelon of the Welsh League. Goytre found themselves one place off the bottom of the First Division table and five points behind Port Talbot Town, who are poised just above the relegation zone, with five matches of the season remaining. County rivals Undy Athletic were not out of trouble themselves as they hovered just above the drop zone coming into this evening match. Although the Causeway-based club will have been boosted by Saturdayís 2-0 home victory over high-flying Cambrian and Clydach Vale. Undy Athletic found themselves five points ahead of Taffs Well, who occupy the final relegation place, but having played fewer matches than any of their relegation rivals.

This local derby started relatively quietly in terms of clear goal scoring opportunities in the opening stages despite the match being played at a rather lively pace. The visitors had a header turned behind for a corner from a 14th minute cross on the left before breaking quickly from their own half 12 minutes later but fired over from the edge of the Goytre penalty area. Undy Athletic saw a shot on goal blocked following a 40th minute free-kick played into the home penalty area. Goytre went down the other end of the pitch just a minute later before heading wide from a cross on the left. Undy Athletic clipped the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area ten minutes after the interval before seeing the ball cleared to safety before the hosts broke the deadlock just a minute later. Former Cinderford Town and Monmouth Town forward Dan McDonald saw a shot blocked from a cross on the right but was more successful with his second effort as the diminutive player found the corner of the net. Undy Athletic broke quickly upfield from the restart only to see an effort on goal deflected behind for a corner. The home team saw a header from Lewis Sommers saved comfortably from the visiting custodian in the 61st minute and Goytre saw another header saved from a corner ten minutes later. Goytre were certainly boosted by their goal as an 83rd minute drive from the edge of the penalty area was deflected for a corner and a 25 yard volley from the subsequent set-piece fizzed narrowly wide of goal. Just when it appeared the hosts had done enough to secure an important three points, Undy Athletic equalised four minutes later when a cross was headed home by Gareth Culllimorre and the visitors thought they had won the match in the 90th minute with a header from a corner, but the officials deemed the ball had not crossed the line,

2018/19 Statistics
Goals: 772
Matches: 172
New Grounds: 16


cherryhopper
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Apr 17, 2019, 11:51 PM

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Southampton League Premier Division
Compton 1-1 Alderbury
Attendance 18 h/c - F + N

This result means that Chamberlayne Athletic have clinched the title as Alderbury were the only team who could mathematically catch them albeit they could only finish level on points needing to overturn a big goal difference going into this game. Farcical start to the game as the visitors arrived, not in their home colours of green but in their change kit of Orange shirts with black sleeves and black shorts while the hosts wore red and black stripes and black shorts making for something of a colour clash which the referee was unhappy with and ordered the hosts to change shirts, so after coming back out in navy blue the game finally got underway at 6:42pm. The visitors took the lead after 25 minutes when the home keeper spilled a low cross from the left into the path of the visiting #11 who had an easy tap in. Hosts levelled just before half time, a low cross from the right finished by #8. Was expecting the game to be reduced to 40 minutes each way after the late start but the referee blew for half time on 44 minutes and the full 45 in the second half which meant the game finishing at 8:20pm in near darkness with the players complaining to the ref in the last five minutes that they couldn't judge their passes and shots in the fading light.

Ground hosted Hampshire League football in the 1990's. One of two pitches shared with cricket in a park overlooked by some posh houses. The main pitch is enclosed by a line of trees at the car park end and by hedges on the side to the right. The cricket pavilion is in the near left corner while the square, which was being worked on during the game, is directly behind the far goal. The other football pitch runs alongside the main one from the halfway line onwards veering at a slight angle towards the far left corner. Ground is doable by train about a mile and a half from Shawford station.


Windy
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Apr 18, 2019, 4:37 AM

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NWCFL Division 1 North - Avro 5 Cleator Moor Celtic 0 - Admission £5 - Programme £2 (joint issue for three matches played Saturday, Wednesday, and Saturday) - Attendance 33

Long day out up north after my trip to Colne yesterday, the day started with a visit to Asda in Bury to get some breakfast and then a day out at the cricket at Old Trafford in the sun where Worcestershire thrashed Lancashire by 125 runs. With the cricket finishing just after 6, that gave me plenty of time to drive up to Avro and in fact when I arrived at around 7.20, there was no sign of the visitors apart from one player who had come by car. The minibus with the rest of the team arrived at 7.30 and it was to their credit that we started only a couple of minutes after the advertised kick off time of 8.0. Of course, there was another match in the Manchester area starting at the same time and itís fair to say that we didnít have the VAR controversies, the huge crowd or the huge prices, and I could park literally outside the turnstile.

There was something about Avro that I really liked - everyone I met seemed very friendly from the chap at the turnstile to the guy in the office who was printing off teamsheets for anyone who wanted one. Many other clubs could learn from this, although the lure of that Champions League match or the fact that it was on TV, kept the crowd down to Avroís worst attendance of the season despite needing the win to keep the pressure on Longridge Town, who ended the evening still top but only by two points and having played one more game.

The home bench were getting pretty frustrated with the early play, with passes going astray, but they had a full back called Nicholas Alexander who turned out to be the king of the assists. They took the lead midway through the first half when an Alexander cross from the left was touched on to the much travelled Michael Norton to net from 6 yards and it was 2-0 just before the break when an Alexander corner found Regan Jarrett all on his own and he sent a delicious 15 yard shot into the top left corner.

Cleator Moor Celtic had chances but lacked that killer instinct in front of goal and just before the hour, they went further behind when Norton nodded home another Alexander cross. On 79 minutes, the visiting keeper, Craig Devine, made a mess of a Philip Armstrong effort from just outside the area that found the net just inside the near post and the icing on the cake came on 88 with some trickery in the box from Michael Stockdale where he sidestepped two defenders before firing high into the net.

The referee ended the second half exactly on 90 minutes despite there being five substitutions in the half and thatís the second time that Iíve seen that recently, both times where the home team were way ahead, but surely itís not right, especially as goal difference could be decisive in the end. Has there been a new initiative that Iím not aware of that referees can use their judgment to stop a team who are losing from conceding again in stoppage time ?

Avro now have scored 110 times in their 34 league matches so far, although still well behind Longridge and Lower Breck in a league where it looks as though the average goals per game at quick glance is well over 4.

Road closures impossible to avoid whichever way I came back with the M6, M1 and A1 all affected by night roadworks so came back across the Peak District and down the A1 as that seemed the least hassle.


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mxhornet
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Apr 18, 2019, 6:53 AM

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Waveney Reserves v Beccles Town Reserves
Anglian Combination Division Four
Crown Meadow

Thick fog put paid to me gaining a bracketed tick here. It looked 50/50 when I arrived, they agreed to put back kick off 15 minutes in the hope it would lift, but at 7-37 it was called off as it was definitely getting worse. I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've arrived at grounds and not seen a match two days running. Perhaps the local options of Costessey Sports and Dussindale Rovers I originally had planned wouldn't have been such a bad options after all.



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


Digdagdog
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Apr 18, 2019, 8:44 AM

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Wiltshire FA Senior Cup Final
infiLED Stadium
Salisbury FC 1 Swindon Supermarine 3
Admission: £5 inc programme Attendance: 3-400 (guess)

The Senior Cup used to be fought out between Wiltshire's "senior junior" clubs (basically those who qualify for the Vase) and Melksham were the last team to win that format (beating Wessex Champions Salisbury in 2015-6). Since then it has opened up to Steps 4 and above and, predictably, the big boys have swept up since then.
This was a straight Step 3 clash from two teams in the Southern Premier; the 'home' team having finished higher and with an eye on possible play-offs, Both teams went for it, 'Marine had the better of the first 60 minutes and the Whites the rest.
'Marine created the best chances in the first half and Spalding put them in the lead with a fab cross-shot that nestled in the net with the keeper sprawling. Not quite Salah v Chelsea but the effect was the same. HT 0-1.
2nd half started with 'Marine's Williams netting after the keeper appeared to punch the ball straight to him on 47. I thought the White's were playing well within themselves, perhaps because of the play-offs and possible injuries? Anyhow, they turned up the pressure on a clearly tiring 'Marine and several chances were saved or went begging for better finishes. Compensation on 84 when a dangerous cross was nodded 'diving-style' into his own net by Sheppard. Cue 11-man attacks which was snuffed out on 90+1 when a clearance found the stalwart Fleetwood one-on-one and he calmly rounded the keeper and netted.
I don't particularly hold a candle for either team but Salisbury's support usually rubs me up the wrong way because it is often a blaring example of one-eyed arrogance and so it was tonight.



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

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prorege
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Apr 18, 2019, 9:02 AM

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East of Scotland League Conference B
Boíness United v Crossgates Primrose, 2-1, H.T. 0-1, Att c.200, Admission £6, No paper, Bridie and Coffee £3
At Carmuirs Park, Camelon

Conference B is coming to an intriguing finish as far as the fifth qualifying place is concerned. Crossgates, the surprise package this season, needed four points from their final three games to be sure of making the cut. Of their three remaining fixtures this away game against Boíness looked like the most awkward.

Boíness are currently domiciled on a temporary basis at Camelon Juniors park. Work on laying the new artificial surface at Boíness is well advanced and the club will be back home for the start of next season. Credit is due to their hard core support for making the trip to Carmuirs for this game despite there being nothing at stake for Boíness.

Crossgates started well and deservedly took the lead after 10 minutes. Following a spell of pressure they capitalised on slack marking to go in front. The first half hour was even but towards half time Boíness began to dominate. They equalised in the 50th minute Ė and it came as no surprise although the goal was very scrappy. The winner came with twenty minutes to play Ė maybe a little hard on a brave Crossgates side, but they offered little in the second half.

Carmuirs Park was picture perfect on a slightly warmer evening than of late. Excellent service from the pie stall where the two ladies were slightly less harassed than they had been at the recent groundhop match.


Dr Love
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Apr 18, 2019, 9:17 AM

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Also at this one, though thankfully no road closures to worry about on the way back to where I'm staying. A shame Cleator Moor couldn't get a goal or two when they got the chances, it could have made the second half more interesting. Still some decent football on offer.

Odd to have all the spectator facilities, bar a little hard standing, down one end of the pitch. The main stand is elevated, but near one corner. Opposite this a little standing cover, but the ground is below pitch level at this point. There is some terracing at the near end, with a small building for the VIPs. quite convoluted trip into the bar to get a cup of tea before the game, which involved having to go through a door marked 'Ladies'. It actually opens into a large function room and not the toilets. so an oddly placed sign.


bd
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Apr 18, 2019, 9:56 AM

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Wiltshire FA Senior Cup Final
infiLED Stadium
Salisbury FC 1 Swindon Supermarine 3
Admission: £5 inc programme Attendance: 3-400 (guess)

The Senior Cup used to be fought out between Wiltshire's "senior junior" clubs (basically those who qualify for the Vase) and Melksham were the last team to win that format (beating Wessex Champions Salisbury in 2015-6). Since then it has opened up to Steps 4 and above and, predictably, the big boys have swept up since then.
This was a straight Step 3 clash from two teams in the Southern Premier; the 'home' team having finished higher and with an eye on possible play-offs, Both teams went for it, 'Marine had the better of the first 60 minutes and the Whites the rest.
'Marine created the best chances in the first half and Spalding put them in the lead with a fab cross-shot that nestled in the net with the keeper sprawling. Not quite Salah v Chelsea but the effect was the same. HT 0-1.
2nd half started with 'Marine's Williams netting after the keeper appeared to punch the ball straight to him on 47. I thought the White's were playing well within themselves, perhaps because of the play-offs and possible injuries? Anyhow, they turned up the pressure on a clearly tiring 'Marine and several chances were saved or went begging for better finishes. Compensation on 84 when a dangerous cross was nodded 'diving-style' into his own net by Sheppard. Cue 11-man attacks which was snuffed out on 90+1 when a clearance found the stalwart Fleetwood one-on-one and he calmly rounded the keeper and netted.
I don't particularly hold a candle for either team but Salisbury's support usually rubs me up the wrong way because it is often a blaring example of one-eyed arrogance and so it was tonight.


Also at this and everything well described by DigDagDog. A great evening had by us all at Supermarine. Always brilliant to put one on Salisbury who have the ability to rub me up the wrong way. A club I have absolute disdain for from top to bottom. A real sense of false superiority and entitlement from everybody connected to them. I await with baited breath their match report!
I'm sure it will contain a number of blinkered statements and how their much changed (only four changes) team largely dominated the game and should have had at least 2 penalties or something equally as silly and false! Mr Hayter somewhat struggles with praise for opposition and lives up to his surname!

Sorry to hear that you aren't overly enamoured with us DigDagDog, but maybe you can come back sometime next season and see how you find it again at the Webbswood?
I'll even put a pint over the bar for you!


Digdagdog
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Apr 18, 2019, 10:06 AM

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Sorry to hear that you aren't overly enamoured with us DigDagDog,

To be fair, mate, those that know me will have seen my Twitter a/c which said that I was a 'Marine fan for the night Cool. Never had a problem with 'Marine and a very friendly club when I've been



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2019-20 Games: 93 Goals: 366 GPG: 3.94 New Grounds: 51


LeedsPhil
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East of Scotland League Conference B
Boíness United v Crossgates Primrose, 2-1, H.T. 0-1, Att c.200, Admission £6, No paper, Bridie and Coffee £3
At Carmuirs Park, Camelon

Boíness are currently domiciled on a temporary basis at Camelon Juniors park. Work on laying the new artificial surface at Boíness is well advanced and the club will be back home for the start of next season.
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Annoyingly, this Bo'ness-using-Camelon fixture had initially been scheduled for Tuesday, so would have been my target had it remained that day. Its shift to the Wednesday meant I couldn't be in two places at once - tonight the other temporary-sharers 'needed' to be done :
Broughty Athletic 1-2 Carnoustie PanmureScotish Juniors East, League Cup, round 2 (mini-leagues) Group Aat Craigie Park ("home of Scotland's oldest Junior club" - East Craigie)
h/c 65 - mostly from Carnoustie£3 in - which I realize afterwards means he thought I was a wrinkly. No paper. £1 the raffle. Didn't seem to be a tea bar - just a committee room, off which are the loos.
Broughty's Whitton Park is going plastic, and with other revamps to turn it into a Community facility. The grass pitch getting ripped up started recently and they have decamped to near neighbours East Craigie for the last few fixtures of the season. Only an hour down the dual carriageway from work meant it was sensible to get this bracketed tick done tonight, rather than 'wasting' a Saturday on it - there are further opportunities on the 20th and 27th.Craigie Park is nowadays much neater than when I did an East Craigie game here. In those days the buildings were dilapidated pitch-black affairs. Now replaced by a low-roofed green metal clad changing rooms and committee room building, at the fron tof which (behind the goal) is raised concrete viewing area with rail. But little point standing there when there is ample elevated grass banking on the other three sides. Unless my memory is playing tricks on me, I seem to remember there being a brick wall pitch edge that was in a state of tumbled-downness. Now the grass sweeps down to gravel standing at a white-painted metal rail all round those three sides.
I had seen 'Snooty' on Saturday, away at Thornton Hibs, when they were a horrible outfit - in the ref's face, claiming for everything, and snatched an undeserved winner form a dodgy pen. Today the ref was terrible, so was (deservedly) getting it not only from them but also from the home layers. His failure to grasp the concept of Advantage was particularly frustrating - he correctly let play run on, but then pulled it back for the foul just as the forward was through on goal and about to shoot !
1-0 on 26, quickly equalized, with the winner 15 minutes from the end just as I was starting to wonder whether this competition would have pens for a bonus point.
A female lines-person, who took a clearance full in the chest. Ouch, that must have stung. She bravely just raised her flag for the throw-in without crumpling in a heap or rubbing herself. There were ladies in the crowd, so nobody dared shout out the obvious comment of volunteering to kiss it better.
Straight run home, whence Yorkieexile had declined what to him would have been classified as a mere revisit of Craigie Park and instead had dome Echt in the Aberdeenshire Amateurs, which is just an open pitch in a public park.



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AEK Boco A 1 Wick Reserves 3 (Bristol & District League Senior Division) Att: 15 h/c f&n

I needed something for the journey back from Dorset and this fitted the bill nicely. Poor first half, with the struggling visitors hitting the bar but nothing else of note. The second half was really good stuff, with the visitors moving up a couple of gears and gaining three well deserved points. Again played in good spirit. The fun took place on the second pitch, was is some way below the level of the main pitch - no football furniture.

So, six games in the south west, all some way down the food chain. I can't recall a single bad tackle, perhaps two instances of dissent, and no potty mouths on the benches or pitches. All games were a pleasure to watch. More very soon.


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Touchline Suffolk & Ipswich League Bob Coleman Cup Final
Crane Sports 0
Henley Athletic 1 (106+) AFTER EXTRA TIME
KO: 19:15 Att: 301 (announced) Cost: £4 Progs available

Venue: Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC, Goldstar Ground, Dellwood Avenue, Felixstowe

Match: Both in Senior Division. 1st v 3rd out of 16

Watched game with Youngster (who left at end of normal time) & Lee, a Felixstowe supporter.


As Steve says, I couldnít stand anymore and left on 90, getting too old for this stuff.
Just like to mention the prog, I usually slag them off as being overpriced nonsense, but this one had some interesting stuff. The league was formed 10/09/1896, of those who attended the original meeting only two still survive with the same name, Ipswich and Brantham. The cup only dates back to 1976/77, but all clubs are still going strong.

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I turned up for the first half! I was 15minutes late because of the m27. I presume you were the chap in the Bournemouth top! :)

I thought the first half dragged on a bit! but it makes sense now, Very decent for them to wait for me :)

Pitch is on a slope, kits confused me for a while, as did the reasoning behind a team from Winchester playing a team from Salisbury in a Southampton Senior League tie! I used to do a paper round in Compton many moons ago, certainly an area where they have hounds to release if they want to see how fast you can get to the front gate.

Glad I saw all the goals, I thought the Alderbury number 10 was decent, as was the Compton 8 (bit lazy though) and the Compton 5. I'll go back in a couple of weeks when they take on Soton Uni!


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Wearside League
Admission - £3
Att - 44 (rough guess)

Coxhoe Athletic 1-7 Richmond Town (HT 1-4)


Where to start with this one?
There was 5 penalties in one game, it was a early goal for Richmond and then the first penalty of the game minutes later and the Coxhoe GK got sent off, which was very harsh imho, then Coxhoe got back into the game with a GK error but Richmond got a goal and then another penalty which was saved by the stand in GK and then another in play goal before half time

Second half - there was another goal and 2 more penalties which were scored - Coxhoe finished their season bottom of the league with 3 wins, 2 draws and 25 loses - really feel sorry for those players who mostly youngsters and for those people behind the scenes who keep the club going



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Apr 18, 2019, 3:42 PM

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St Georges Warriors 3 Flamengo2 ht 1-1 Birmingham and District League Division 2 att 5 f & n

I usually do a fair few midweek end of season early evening kick offs in this league but the lack of winter postponements meant this was my first of this season and this was an enjoyable visit to St Georges current home ground at Aston Old Edwardiands RFC. The rugby clubs ground is found at Sunnybank Avenue just of College Road in Kingstanding in NW Birmingham. Found at the end of a cul-de-sac there is an expansive area including 2 rugby pitches (one floodlight) and a football pitch which wasn't roped off. There is a clubhouse which was open before and after the game and a changing room block on the far side. The game was an entertaining one with the home team who started the game with 9 men with two late arrivals joining the game later coming from behind to win. St Georges are at home again on Wednesday 24th.


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South Normanton Colts 1 Bargate Rovers 1
MRA 1
H/T 0-1
H/C 20

The bottom two sides in the league served up a reasonably entertaining game. Bargate took the lead with a 30 yarder, which I think took everyone by surprise as the guy who scored looked like he couldn't do it from two yards earlier. Colts equalised after a fumble from the keeper and the game ended in gloom.

Colts play at South Street Rec. Ground whose entrance is on Lansbury Drive. A pleasant setting full of every known amusement for kids but most of them were content to just hang around, (I suppose they could have been waiting for the programme seller to turn up). Parking was very limited inside the entrance but plenty of street parking available.



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6.30pm
York League, Division One
Riccall United 1 Strensall Tigers 1 (att 25 h/c)

Not the greatest of games but decent enough to keep me entertained. Home side scored in the first half, the visitors equalised in the second. Far more moaning at the referee than any official at this level (or any level) should have to put up with, especially from Strensall. A red card for each team followed an altercation near the end.

Riccall play at the Regen Centre on Landing Lane. It's a community centre with tennis courts and a football pitch. The pitch is enclosed, railed off, and a collection of old and new dugouts offer some cover for spectators as well as subs and coaches. The grass surrounds could do with a cut and a tidy up though. Premier division Thorpe United are also playing at Riccall this season, not sure if that's a permanent move.

More on my blog if anyone is interested https://stevebthegroundhopper.blogspot.com/...trensall-tigers.html




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Oxfordshire Senior League - Premier Division

Williamscot Road KO 18:30

CROPREDY 0-0 HEYFORD ATHLETIC
{2nd vs 6th} but these positions are somewhat 'false', as the hosts have virtually finished their season - they have one game left at the leaders on Sat. Heyford still have a potentially eye-watering 8 league fixtures remaining and could conceivably catch Freeland who are clear at the top. The leaders also have 5 games left themselves - so should stay there.

Has to be noted that this league has often tended to 'fizzle out' with a plethora of Walkovers at this time of year, when nothing more can be decided/is at stake.

Cropredy are in a league Cup Final on the 4th May at North Leigh against Marston Saints - one of the pack of sides expected to overhaul them before season's end.

Admission: N/N

Attendance : h/c 20

Directions: N out of 'ding - up B481 via Nettlebed/Highmoor over Christmas Common, then down to the M40 @ jn 5. Head N to M40 Jn 11 for Banbury then NE on A361 towards Daventry, after a mile or so bearing left for Williamscot/Cropredy

Ground off to left as you approach village which, although sited NE of M40, is in a 'sticky out bit' of Oxfordshire - you have to cross part of Northants to get there.

Arr c. 18:35 traffic bad across Reading (when isn't it Mad) & M'way surprisingly busy from Bicester - Banbury


Facilities: roped-surround, only really open on 2 sides. There appears to be 2 cricket pitches now; one alongside football; the other newer one located down behind far end.
Small lottery-funded club building nearest to the road with nice patio (& bar opened at h/t by the groundsman).

Car Park close to full.

There is another much newer timber & brick pavilion built down far side overlooking 2nd Cricket ground. This was built last year to meet demand for cricket facilities locally. I chatted to the Groundsman at H/T and - in spite of his difficulties with my Baaarks accent - I established that they manage to run 3 Sat sides with plenty of players to spare.
He was evidently very proud of his pitches and was looking forward to prepping the cricket pitches once the 'footer oiks' had done Laugh - this was Cropredy's last home game
Tennis club
H/t approx. 5-10' Teams stayed during the break

Match: was evenly fought up to about the hour mark, when Heyford's superior fitness/technique took over and gave them the upper hand but they failed to capitalise thanks to some poor finishing and stout defending.

Back home via Kings Chef - which was shut Unimpressed so up the hill to 'Home Cooking' - that's a Chinese take-away, not me in the kitchen Tongue
Got indoors just in time to see the closing stanzas of the Spuds dramatic squeak past Citeh, thanks to the wonderful world of VAR.

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