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NeilH
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Apr 23, 2019, 9:25 PM

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Comberton United reserves 6 Over Sports reserves 0
Cambs League Division 2A


The original plan was to head over to Fordham to see their East Cambs derby with Isleham but a late change of mind saw me travel the short distance to Hines Lane, the home ground of Comberton United. Unlike some recreation grounds in Cambridgeshire, this one is not too open with a hedge running behind the far goal and hedges & trees of back gardens giving the place a relatively enclosed feel. Between 15 and 25 watching at various times.
Fairly simple equation here, Comberton needing a win to keep up their challenge for the divisional title. Sports were just below mid-table. Within a minute Comberton took the lead, and were looking very comfortable at half time where they lead 3-0. Number 4 came shortly after the re-start and it looked like this could be a really big score. To their credit Sports dug in and kept the home team at bay for almost the whole of the remaining forty minutes or so. Two very late goals, each going in off the foot of the post, ultimately gave Comberton a well deserved victory.
Comberton now play Sawston United on Saturday. A Comberton win gives them the title in their final game. A draw or a win for Sawston means they can win the title on 4th May.


HantsLondoner
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Apr 23, 2019, 10:09 PM

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Hampshire Premier League Supplementary Cup Group 1

Upham 0 Lyndhurst 1

admission free programme none attendance 6 h/c (Splodge h/c 9)
7th/8 v 1st/8 in Div 1
This cup is for Division 1 and Combination Division sides. The reverse fixture had ended 0-0, Michelmersh and Timsbury were also in the group. Upham needed to win by two goals to progress to the semi-final, and they gave Lyndhurst a good game here, without really threatening an upset. Upham kicked down the slope in the first half and they worked hard, resulting in an even and uneventful start. The first attempts on goal were from the home side; Toth's free-kick went over, and his cross saw Stanley's flick saved. Dangerman Martins was playing up front tonight for the visitors, and his first shot of the evening was well blocked after a good move. An underhit back-pass then saw Stanley and visiting keeper de Mezieres-Lepervanche go together for the ball, the keeper just coming out with it. The visitors then started to create chances - Martins had a header deflected wide, and forced home keeper Hill into two good saves, one from a header and one when the striker was clean through. Coleman also had a shot saved by Hill before Lyndhurst took the lead on 38 mins, Martins running clear and coolly chipping over Hill into the net. Another free-kick by Martins was over as we reached the break at 0-1.
After the break, an early chance for the home team as Catterson's shot from an angle hit the outside of the post and was cleared. Again we had a competitive but uneventful quarter of an hour, after which Lyndhurst tried to put the game to bed. Martins forced Hill into another save, and he was then foiled again by a good clearance. Upham didn't give up and full-back Cook had a shot wide, and Stanley had a shot blocked. A poor back header then saw P.Abrahams (well, that's what the teamsheet said) get there just before Hill but his touch just went past the post. With six mins to go the same player received his second yellow from ref Cunliffe, who had started clamping down on backchat in the second half and as usual was very clear about it, so he couldn't say he hadn't been warned. Just after this Catterson had an excellent 25-yard shot for Upham, producing a good tip-over from de Mezieres-Lepervanche. The visitors saw the final few minutes out comfortably in the gathering gloom and now qualify for the semi-finals on Sat at home to QK Reserves, who won 5-1 at Lyndhurst Reserves this evening.
No changes at Ray's Farm since my last visit - not far from the excellent Brushmaker's Arms, there is a smallish car-park in front of the wooden pavilion. The pitch is on a slope, upwards from the pavilion, there are new railings on the right-hand side. On the left are fields and nice views, at the top end a children's play area complete with wooden tepees.



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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Cleeve
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Apr 23, 2019, 10:27 PM

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Cambs County League - Division 1B
Fordham v Isleham United 2-1 (ht 1-1)
Venue: Fordham Recreation Ground, Carter Street, Fordham; kickoff 1815hrs
Entry: Free, no programme
Attendance: circa 95

An unusually formal entrance to the recreation ground leads to a large car park, which was completely full today due partly to there being two kiddies matches still in progress on temporarily marked out pitches. As you approach the playing area there is a bowls club to the right and to the left are public toilets (open until halftime), a football changing rooms block (closed during the game) and a cricket pavillion (closed). The enclosed playing area is big enough to have the two football pitches located beyond the cricket square (rather than one on either side as is common elsewhere). Our game was on the right hand pitch and this has a small covered standing area for about twenty spectators.

It felt like half the village had turned out (dogs, kids and folding chairs abound) for this very local derby between second and third in the table. Fordham had already secured promotion with a top two finish and a win tonight in their last game of the campaign would take them top (but with Eaton Socon Reserves likely to regain that position with their two games in hand). Third place Isleham can't catch their neighbours so were playing purely for bragging rights.

Fordham had the bulk of possession during the game, but Isleham always looked dangerous up front and scored twice just before half time. Firstly they scored an unnecessary own goal and almost immediately scored in the correct net from twenty yards. They then conceded a goal ten minutes into the second half and had to push more bodies up front. This resulted in an end to end finale to the match with both teams going close but not close enough to alter the scoreline.


codofthenorth
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Greenalls Padgate 2-1 Daten FC...Presidents Cup 1/4 Final...Admission F&N.

We looked at a run down to Leyland for the Richardson Cup final at the County ground but decided to go to the old Tetley Walker ground on Long Lane. Plans to go to Orford a few blocks away from Greenalls Padgate were binned but they beat Halebank 11-1.

No shortage of parking when we arrived but their werent many spaces by the time the Womens Crown Green Bowl's teams had arrived. The last time here I was watching Fleetwood in one of the lower leagues around 40 or more years ago.

Not a bad set up with a bit of terraced cover and a couple of dugouts. The grounds been tidied up since I last poked my head over the wall last Winter.

Tonights encounter was a keenly contested affair between sides with similar standing in the League. We had handbags early on as the away No5 squared up nose to nose with a Greenalls player. Greenalls No 2 was already running round with tissue up both nostrils to stem the flow of blood from an earlier challenge, looked a bit like Michael Palin in that Fish called Wanda film.Things settled down after that for a while. Daten took the lead on 34 minutes with their No 11 scoring.....three minutes later the Greenalls No 11 equalised with a composed finish. On 43 minutes the home No8 converted a free kick around the wall and low to the keepers left to give them the lead. Shortly after this they could have gone further ahead when the Daten keeper saved and the ball came off the crossbar straight back into his arms as he led on the deck.

There were no further goals second half but there was no shortage of chances. We had a bigger and better handbag swinging session that stormy Daten No5 again involved and ended up with his own team mate ripping his shirt trying to restrain him. His own bench subbed him soon after. Chances at both ends went begging and that saved us penalties. A good competitive local derby.

No refreshments from inside the ground but the social club is next door for the likes and toilets. A half decent turn out tonight....mostly lads who gave the Daten No5 abuse by chanting about his overweight appearance and lack of father.

A few Hoppers also in attendance including Mr Man City (Tony) who we bump into from time to time. Good run back up the M6,(lot of police activity) resisted the temptation to drop in for the last half hour of the game at Leyland.

Edit...Richardson Cup final abandoned at half time at 0-0 due to floodlight failure....bit embarrassing.


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paulh66
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Combined Counties 1
Tooting Bec 1-0 Frimley Green
Adm £5, prog £1
Att 162 inc a very happy contingent from Sheerwater in the shed end...

...because this result crowns them as champions. Green needed a win to take the title themselves but fell short tonight in a tight game of few chances against stiff opposition. A 35th minute snap shot sealed the win and, although Green exerted a good deal of pressure after the break, Bec defended well and their goal was rarely threatened. Looked like a grandstand finish was on the cards when Green forced home a scrambled effort five minutes from the end but it was disallowed for an infringement and, apart from a bout of handbags in injury time which quickly dissipated, that was that.

Bec are a decent side and now look good for a top three finish in their first season at this level, an impressive achievement and one they'll look to build on when they return to Tooting next season after playing this one at Raynes Park Vale. Green might yet get promoted as one of the best runners up and also have the Division 1 Cup final on bank holiday Monday to look forward to. Having witnessed them lose the semi of the county cup and now, tonight, the league itself, I'm open to offers to stay away from that one (or offers from final opponents Epsom & Ewell to turn up!)


Loiner
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Apr 23, 2019, 11:45 PM

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Noon Kick off at Throstle Nest.
Farsley Celtic v Guiseley 1-4.
National League U19 Alliance Div. I.
c 18 watching
This was Farsley's final home match of what has been a poor season. Champions Guiseley played within themselves and strolled to an easy victory
Farsley complete their fixtures tomorrow with a visit to South Shields.


Steveb
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Apr 23, 2019, 11:51 PM

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6.15pm
Warrington & District League, Premier Division
The Village Club, Culcheth 0 Haydock 3 (att 25 h/c)

Handful of hoppers at this including Martin55, and we saw a decent contest as Haydock had to work hard for three points that takes to them the verge of being crowned league champions.

They got off to a perfect start, scoring after five minutes, but to wait until the 78th minute before a second goal confirmed their win. They scored a third after 81 minutes.

Venue was a pitch at Shaw Street Recreation Ground in Culcheth, very close to Daten FC's ground. The centre sections of both touchlines were roped off but otherwise it's just an open pitch on a large field that was busy with children playing rugby league.

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Apr 23, 2019, 11:59 PM

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Kington Town 5 Tenbury United 4

Mill Street: Herefordshire FA County League Premier Division

This was my first visit to Mill Street since early November of last year when the home club entertained Kingstone Rovers in a Herefordshire FA County League Premier Division fixture. The ground is, outside of the reserve teams that compete in the Premier division, one of the best-appointed grounds in the top echelon of the Herefordshire FA County League. Mill Street possesses a sizeable stand with benches for spectators to sit down on, floodlights and a pitch that is railed on three sides, with the goal at the opposite end to the entrance out of bounds to spectators. The clubhouse is the corner of the ground was refurbished several years ago and is often used on non-match days throughout the week for a variety of activities. The ground has previously hosted step six football when Kington town enjoyed a nine-season spell in the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division, before spending four seasons in the lower divisions of the same league in more recent times. The host club’s fortunes had taken a turn for the worse since then, as they found themselves rooted to the bottom of the Herefordshire FA County League’s top echelon, despite holding Fownhope to a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon. Opponents Tenbury United had experienced some success since moving into the league in 2013/14, after a ten-season spell playing in the West Midlands (Regional) League. The Palmers Meadow club have also been struggling this term, just like this evening’s hosts, as they found themselves one place above Kington Town before kick-off. Tenbury United came into this match on the back of an 8-1 thumping at recently-crowned Premier Division champions Clee Hill United.

The visitors made the perfect start by opening the scoring in the scoring as early as the second minute when a cross from the right caused confusion in the home penalty area and deflected off a Kington Town defender before crossing the goal line. Tenbury United doubled their lead three minutes with similar goal to the opener when another cross was deflected past the home custodian by one of his team mates. Kington Town's Brian Dyer halved the deficit in the 19th minute when he spotted the Tenbury United goalkeeper off his line and lobbed him with a fine effort from nearly 40 yards out. But it took the away team just five minutes to re-establish their two-goal advantage when a Tenbury United forward ran on to a through ball before sliding it past the home goalkeeper. Kington Town reduced the deficit four minutes before the break by converting a low cross delivered from the left side of the penalty area before drawing level from the spot nine minutes after the half-time break. The north Herefordshire club sensationally turned the match around in the 56th minute when a deep free-kick was pumped into the penalty area before being headed back across the goal mouth and forced over the line from close range. Kington Town increased their lead in the 65th minute with a similar goal too the one that had handed them the lead. Another free-kick was played into the Tenbury United goal mouth and eventually headed over the line from close range following a goal mouth melee. The Worcestershire club reduced the lead when a 74th minute cross from the right was eventually converted from close range but they were unable to force an equaliser in the closing stages of this remarkable end of season encounter.

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Matches: 178
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hipkissexpress
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Welsh League Div.1
Ton Pentre 4-1 Ammanford
Admission £5 inc. Programme
Att: 109 (h/c)

Ynys Park has been on my bucket list for ages. It was certainly worth the wait. Fantastic setting in the Rhondda valley.

However the already relegated Bulldogs released a statement yesterday expressing serious concerns about their future due to lack of volunteers, sponsorship etc.

Worst case scenario is this could be their last ever game at home tonight. Hopefully that is not so. Fingers crosssed the club and community can come together to find a way forward.

As for the game Ton Pentre just about shaded it. They scored two goals on the counter in the first half but you felt if Ammanford scored then the homesters may crumble.

The visitors did net a tremendous goal with ten minutes left but two goals in stoppage time for Ton Pentre made the scoreline look a little flattering.

In the dying embers the Ammanford 'keeper went up and Ton Pentre broke and scored with an effort from the half-way line into an empty goal. Likewise again but 'keepers attempted stop outside box went in but referee pulled it back and sent him off for deliberate handball. From the free kick the stand in goalie let it in through his legs. A comical end but a welcome win for the Bulldogs.

Train back to Cardiff for some late night imbibing at Tiny Rebel. What could possibly go wrong?



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cherryhopper
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Apr 24, 2019, 12:30 AM

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Wiltshire League
Melksham Town Reserves 3-5 Wroughton
Played in main stadium despite fulltime saying it would be on pitch 2Mad
Attendance 43 h/c - F + N

Visitors came from 2-0 down to win and go 9 points clear at the top having played two games more than title rivals Kintbury Rangers who surprisingly were unable to raise a team for their match at Purton tonight, something you would expect from a struggling team but not a team challenging for the title. My disappointment in not getting a new tick on the front pitch turned to relief being under cover when the heavens opened in a fifteen minute shower late in the first half during which the hosts took the lead. Wroughton looked to have a mountain to climb when they went 2-0 down early in the second half but they responded with two goals in as many minutes and took the lead soon after , then added a fourth. The hosts pulled a goal back late on but the visitors soon restored their two goal advantage. The potential title decider at Kintbury has now been put back to Tuesday 7th May (1930) but it could be all over before then especially if Purton are awarded a walkover win for Kintbury's no show tonight.


timmy tabby
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....Good idea of Barking to delay their scheduled Easter Monday fixture by a day as it meant a convenient post w**k contest a few steps away from the route back to the abode and also meant a good turn out for....

Barking 0 v 2 Aveley - Isthmian League Division 1 North
Prog 20 pages £1.50 (as informative as ever) - Admission £10.00 - Att 118 (best of season)

.... Pity was the contest rarely reached any heights, Barking are becalmed in lower mid table and Aveley are Play Off bound. The win virtually ensured that a home Play Off contest will be on the agenda next Wednesday (important this end given next weeks proposed itnerary). What did not assist in any way was the state of the Mayesbrook Park pitch, which was horribly uneven and with at each goalmouth a dusty sandy gouge. Given that the existing pitch is due to be ripped up and replaced by a 4g surface in the summer, hardly surprising that maintenance of the pitch is not high on the clubs agenda.

Slow start, which required some inspiration and this arrived from Sam Bantick. Firstly, a perfectly struck low volley that Brown in the Barking goal had to travel a distance to in order to push around the post. Secondly, Bantick then put Aveley in front heading across a stranded Brown into the far corner after Akrofi's cross found the Barking keeper trapped in the area between his goal line and Bantick. To conclude it was Bantick who converted the penalty to double the visitors advantage awarded after Richardson attempted to turn Peart in the area but was bundled over into the dust. Little response from Barking but between the two Aveley goals, Teniola was on the end of a cross from the right, he had two attempts on goal, which amidst a cloud of dusty sand were blocked by Hughes, though you had to fear for the Aveley keeper's respiratory tract as he wiped away an excess of detritus.

Clear that the visitors declared at half time as we had a second half that had the obligatory effort from both teams and the obligatory half chances but little in the way of clear cut chances. What was required to reinvigorate the contest was for Barking to reduce the deficit, but apart from a couple of crosses that invited a touch but this was not forthcoming, there was little to show. In the latter stages, Nana planted a free header wide of the post for the hosts but they gave the impression that they were a defeated team from the moment that the first Aveley goal was scored. At the other end, you had to feel a degree of sympathy for Richardson put through but cynically pulled back by Cosson, however the offence took place barely a yard inside the Barking half and out by the touchline meaning that the outcome was a yellow. A half that on a balmy April evening was of passable entertainment, however if it had taken place on a cold January evening, it would have warranted a 'WTF are we doing here' tag.

Thankfully, easy return journey given yet another midweek of c2c engineering works and associated mid/late evening timetable changes. Indoors at 22.40....


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Combined Counties 1
Tooting Bec 1-0 Frimley Green
Att 162 inc a very happy contingent from Sheerwater in the shed end...


Too late to edit the original post but, for the sake of accuracy, this morning Bec have tweeted a final attendance figure of 165, saying it's comfortably a club record.


ciderjon
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Hawkchurch 1 Thorncombe 1

Perry Street and District Lge, Div 1
Attn 15 f + n

I think Hawkchurch are the only Devonian team in this league, and i was, particularly, attracted to the cross border conflict aspect of this fixture. Thorncombe, about three miles away, is firmly in Dorset.

The setting is dramatic, superb even, with views across to the Blackdown Hills . As Hawkchurch is an hilltop community I found the ground by driving up the main street until it levelled out. A bit. Enough to impart a splendid side to side slope to the daisy lawn pitch.

Not a lot of furniture pitchside, but the ground is enclosed. The changing block has a purpose built veranda to act as cover, not needed tonight as the rain stayed away. Weather was a main topic of the Hawkchurch substitutes, who seemed to be all farmer's sons as talk about lambing and silage making floated across the miasmatic air.

Top evening out, considerably enlivened by the most welcome presence of Veteran.



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Nottinghamshire Senior League Stapleford Town 5-1 Wollaton. Attendance 50ish admission Free programme £1, coffee £1
I made the short trip to Hickings Lane where some of the ground development work is under way.
‘Stabbo’ just needed a point to be confirmed as Premier division champions in their first season since promotion.
For a lot of the game the scores were level, with the home team scoring shortly before half time through Junior Rodriguez and Wollaton’s equalising after a long throw, helped by the narrowness of the current pitch . On 70 minutes Stapleford regained the lead through the prolific Adam Hassall. A third soon followed after a free kick was headed home by captain Mitchell Robinson and Wollaton’s Alex Doyle was also blue carded. Two late goals by Paolo Piliero also of Ilkeston Town gave the score line a one sided score line.


Tim
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Hawkchurch 1 Thorncombe 1

Perry Street and District Lge, Div 1
Attn 15 f + n

I think Hawkchurch are the only Devonian team in this league, and i was, particularly, attracted to the cross border conflict aspect of this fixture. Thorncombe, about three miles away, is firmly in Dorset.

I think the inhabitants of Farway and Uplyme may take issue with this, Ciderjon...


Tim
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Rendezvous with Bristol's No. 1 for:

Stoke Gifford United Reserves 2 Avonmouth Reserves 5 (Bristol & Suburban League Division 2) Att: 21 h/c

Super game. The home side led at the break from a fine free kick courtesy of local legend Darren Edwards. But then it all went wrong. Avonmouth banged in four in eleven minutes, their keeper made two very good penalty saves and the splendid second half ended with a further goal apiece plus a few more missed chances. Excellent referee, excellent behaviour all round - as good a game as I've watched all season, in many ways. Step 11 but felt much better than that.

Although the first team are now playing at WISE campus nearby, the seconds and thirds have now returned to North Road, unused for some years after the death of home player Ben Hiscox in a freak accident during a game. No football furniture, just a sloping pitch, but good enough for me.


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Yorkshire Amateur 0-1 Hemsworth MW
NCEL Prem
Adm £6 Coffee £1 Prog Yes Att est 60


Ground with a bit of old-fashioned charm, all features on one side, the main one a covered stand near the corner with 4 steeply-graduated rows of bucket seats bolted on to terrace. The changing rooms are in the middle and turnstiles, clubhouse/tea bar (featuring curried goat - would have been tempted if I hadn't already eaten) and roof overhang from this providing more cover. Hardstanding on other 3 sides. Car park was smallish but OK for this size of crowd.

A game of few chances but what there were fell to Hemsworth, including one where the player slipped over when 1v1 with the keeper. The winning goal on 82 mins came when a throw out from the home keeper hit a defender's heels and rebounded nicely into the path of a forward who finished low to the far post from a fairly acute angle.

A new closure going back - J23-22 of M1 - wasn't too bad, only adding 7-8 mins. Indoors by 01:10.

Only Spurs and half the Northern League left down to Step 5 now.


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East of Scotland League Conference B
Dundonald Bluebell v Tranent, 0-2, H.T. 0-2, Att c. 95, Admission £6, No paper, Pie Stall open
At Moorside Park, Dundonald

I didn’t expect much from a meaningless end of season gamer and I wasn’t disappointed. Tranent won comfortably with two first half goals against an under-strength Bluebell side. The teams managed to confuse me for two minutes by wearing their away kits – Tranent in Blue and Bluebell in Orange. I was starting to think I didn’t recognise many of the Bluebell players when the penny dropped.
Weather had returned to the cold conditions of last week. Bit of doubt about kick off time but it started at 6.45, which was ideal.
Very little more to say about this – Leeds Phil and Dave56 both in attendance as well.

Most interesting part of the evening was getting a full update on the SFA club licensing situation ”from the horse’s mouth”, so to speak.


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Pewsey Vale 0-4 Malmesbury Victoria
Hellenic 1st Division West


A revist, for the same fixture as my first visit. I don't think too much has changed in the meantime. On the pitch Malmesbury were that little bit better all round, scoring twice in each half. Pewsey had their chances, but the nearest they came was the inside of the post, and back into the keepers arms.


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East of Scotland League Conference B
Dundonald Bluebell v Tranent, 0-2, H.T. 0-2, Att c. 95, Admission £6, No paper, Pie Stall open
At Moorside Park, Dundonald

I didn’t expect much from a meaningless end of season gamer and I wasn’t disappointed. Tranent won comfortably with two first half goals against an under-strength Bluebell side. The teams managed to confuse me for two minutes by wearing their away kits – Tranent in Blue and Bluebell in Orange. I was starting to think I didn’t recognise many of the Bluebell players when the penny dropped.
Weather had returned to the cold conditions of last week. Bit of doubt about kick off time but it started at 6.45, which was ideal.
Very little more to say about this – Leeds Phil and Dave56 both in attendance as well.

Most interesting part of the evening was getting a full update on the SFA club licensing situation ”from the horse’s mouth”, so to speak.
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Good to catch up with Prorege, Leeds Phil and Cowden Andy last night Rounded the evening off with a couple of pints of MoR Tea, Vicar? in the Cyprus Inn, Bridge of Earn, a short walk from my B&B. Some WiFi issues there, hence the late post but well summed up as always by Prorege.



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Apr 24, 2019, 2:56 PM

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Combined Counties Division 1

Chessington & Hook United 3 FC Deportivo Galicia 1

Entry - free. Programme - none. Attendance - h/c 30. Weather - dry but cooler than expected

A game with nothing on it at all, and which turned out to be a niggly affair with lots of player moaning and low level fouling. CAHU took the lead on 35 when Masikini tucked in a cross at the far post. On 40 FCDG equalised when a shot from their no.8 took a wicked deflection and left the keeper with no chance. On the stroke of half time CAHU midfielder Scantlebury restored their lead with a good run and shot.

The first half hour of the second half was dire and dismal but on 75 CAHU hit the bar and things livened up a little. On 86 the home side were given what appeared to be a soft penalty which was despatched by Kabuye. The FCDG bench were irate at this to say the least and one their management team was duly sent off by the ref for constantly abusing him verbally.


Not one that will live long in the memory.


villan
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Apr 24, 2019, 4:33 PM

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Welsh league division 3 Albion Rovers 7-0 Ely Rangers ATT H/C 65 admission f&n secretary advised definitely a programme but no show!!


Was not expecting this result with hosts bottom although ER were 14th. Visitors lacked any bite in attack or more relevant in defence. The game was not as 1 sided as score suggests but the greater determination & fight shown by AR certainly made the biggest difference as they won most of 50/50's & 2nd balls. A header into top corner made it 1-0 on 7 mins. A free kick from 20 yds placed into corner, a defender failing to clear enabled third to be placed into far corner & just before break a keeper error dropping an easy high ball allowed attacker to go round him & put into empty net. A spirited opening by ER after break lasted under 10 mins when on 52 hosts slotted home a penalty 5-0. Nos 6& 7 followed on 70 & 74 for an easy win & 2 subs getting in on the scoring fun. 2 down from this division & Albion have 6 games left all at home. I think they are 6 points behind Ely & could well catch them on this evidence.
Kimberley Park has 2 pitches side by side both fully railed but no hard standing except on far pitch used this season & last I believe which has a small covered area near half way on far side. This is directly behind dugout with little elevation. No seats & it would be quite squelchy walk from car park/ changing room area to pitch in wet weather. There is a club on site but no sign of it opening tonight. A café adjacent was also closed. The pitch was certainly in need of a cut & thus quite bumpy in places
A good evening out was completed in Newport High Street were food & drink requirements & some good sounds were provided at Tiny Rebel bar & McCann's Rock & Ale bar. The Old Murenger House was rather quieter although a nice interior!!!



End 2018-19, Total Grounds 1427

New grounds 2019-20. 26

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leohoenig
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Apr 24, 2019, 6:30 PM

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English Premier League @Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Admission £50. Programme £3.50. Attendance 56,251


The new stadium may be a grand structure, but you have to get quite close to it when approaching from the High Road before it becomes visible.

My ticket was a transfer from a season ticket holder. There was a hiccup with the system, but this was sorted and I had my ticket printed before entry. If you know any season ticket holder that does not go to every game, the transfer process to receive their ticket is free. It then becomes a print at home paper ticket, leaving the original card ticket in the pocket of the holder


The entrance to the stadium was smooth. Ticket and security checks were simple. I had made sure I followed the rules and carried very little with me.

Inside, the first feeling is not that you are inside a stadium, I felt the vista in the great area behind the south stand was more that of an airport entrance. The atmosphere was more connivial though with the general hubbub of conversation rather than that desperate impatience that seems to infect everyone at the airport, even three hours before departute.

Inside, the club are eager to get the punters inside and spending their dollars/pounds/euro/won. To this end, they provide a large selection of different food and drink supplies with prices that past muster to those coming from the city centre, (but surely easily beaten on the Tottenham High Road?).

The Beavertown brewery brews two ales on site. Both are light coloured with a similar highly hopped taste, £5 for Neck Oil, and £5.50 for the stronger variation. I had one before the game and one after - the latter used an unusual dispense method where the beer is pumped into the bottom of a plastic cup, which has a valve that seals. Seems an unnecessary procedure, especial as the drinking vessels must cost more and are not going to be reused. The beer I had served in this manner was far to gassy and cold. A reminder of why craft beers may be the current fad but are not all "real".

Most of the stadium is arranged in a general multi-tier set up, but the south side has only two tiers - a low one the same as the lower tier all around, with a limited rake and then a really tall upper section with a very steep rake.

My seat was near the top of this, and I felt somewhat divorced from the action on the pitch. The only players' faces I would see were on the giant screens in the four corners.

There may not have been impatience on the councourses pre-match, but there soon was inside the stadium. Brighton had almost the whole team behind the ball from the start and even early in the first half there were delays at every goal kick. Brighton had 21 goal kicks in the game.

In the first half, Spurs had a lot of attacks which only a lot of blocking and a bit of good fortune kept clear of the target, but as the second half wore on, they were becoming increasingly less effective, sending in too many easy to defend crosses are hitting shots well off target from distance.

Brighton only managed a small number of chances at all.

As impatience moved into desperation and time was running out, Eriksen hit a straight shot which evaded any block, while those between Eriksen and the goal appeared to block the view and slow the keeper's reaction. I think Matthew Ryan will still feel dissapointed with not getting to this.

So it was only for the final few minutes that the stadium roared into life. Earlier we could actually hear the Brighton fans comment on the quiet home support "Is this the Emirates?", they asked.

I had been warned that from my high position it could take a while to get down the stairs to the exit. From what I saw at half time, it appeared slow enough I am surprised the design was approved. If you closed an exit or two and then tried an emergency evacuation? I would not like to be there.

I headed down the steps as injury time started, with the goal keeping a lot in place. Many home fans will have in fact missed the score. I then settled on a seat close to the exit for the final few minutes.

The Victoria line stations and routes to Enfield get queued up after games, and even though I passed Seven Sisters over 40 minutes after the game, there were still a lot queuing there. As I was heading West, a couple of hundred yeards beyond Seven Sisters, I reached South Tottenham where very few were waiting for the train.



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Apr 24, 2019, 6:44 PM

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The ground is, outside of the reserve teams that compete in the Premier division, one of the best-appointed grounds in the top echelon of the Herefordshire FA County League.


I'd have to say in the HFA league it is the best bar none, including reserve teams. Well-proportioned and tidy, and the new structures are not just ramshackle boxes. Shame they're probably dropping a division.


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Apr 24, 2019, 6:53 PM

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English Premier League @Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Admission £50. Programme £3.50. Attendance 56,251


...an unusual dispense method where the beer is pumped into the bottom of a plastic cup, which has a valve that seals. Seems an unnecessary procedure, especial as the drinking vessels must cost more and are not going to be reused.


The benefit of this procedure, especially when serving big crowds, is that it apparently serves a pint nine times faster than by hand from a tap. Think the 'glasses' are recyclable too.

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