First Team Sub
Jul 29, 2019, 9:26 PM
Post #1 of 4
West Region. Sectional League Cup. Group 2. Adm. £6/£3. No programme. Crowd 47.
Craigmark Burntonians 5 v 1 Irvine Victoria
Station Park is a ground I have passed many times and always wanted to visit. The setting in Dalmellington is very pleasant particularly on a sunny evening like tonight. Hills and trees all around and a ground with a large covered stand and remnants of terracing on 3 sides. Both teams lost their opening group games quite heavily, 5-1 and 4-1 respectively.
Really enjoyed the game, the teams lacked any quality but had spirit and went forward constantly, with defending obviously optional. The ball was given away every two or three passes but not to worry, you knew the opposition would give it back quickly. It took Vics 44 minutes to open the scoring and give them a lead they just about deserved.
The second period began in the same fashion until the visiting no.3 got a straight red for a reckless challenge. Vics keeper who had played well dropped a spinning ball and presented the home side with a tap in. Then an outbreak of quality passing and a clinical finish saw CB take the lead, followed by a headed goal and a deflection and a 5th that was possibly offside. All five goals must have come in the space of less than 10 minutes.
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Jul 30, 2019, 1:36 PM
Location: Kingdom of Fife
Team(s): Fife teams
Post #2 of 4
West Junior Sectional League Cup Group Game
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v St Rochs 1-0, H.T. 1-0, Att c.150 (80 away), Admission £6, No paper, Hot Dog £1.50
At Guy’s Meadow, Cumbernauld
Hopefully this will be the least season that Rob Roy need to lodge at Cumbernauld. They left their old home at Adamslie Park in 2014 and have encountered more than a few obstacles in securing a new ground in their own domain. Work is apparently now about to get underway on their new facility in Kirkintilloch, although it is much scaled down from the original plans. Think more Rossvale or Gartcairn than Cumbernauld.
Rob Roy ended last season on a high, reaching the West of Scotland Cup Final. Since then they have lostalmost their whole team and have had to rebuild virtually from scratch. Both teams won their opening ties – the Rabs away to Peasy and the Candy at home to Ashfield – so this game would go a long way towards settling the group winners.
The Candy enjoyed the better of the first 20 minutes. They went behind to a flukey deflected goal which knocked the wind out of their sails. The remainder of the first half was even with good chances at both ends.
The second half was an absolute cracker. Simmering undercurrents boiled over in a succession of rash challenges, confrontations and aggression. St Rochs pressed hard for an equaliser but left themselves exposed on the break – the game could easily have ended up three each. Both goalkeepers were quite outstanding. Rob Roy finished with ten men after one particularly dangerous tackle and had another five or six booked. The St Rochs Manager was sent from the dug out for some over-zealous protesting, and several of his players also picked up yellows.
There were no further goals but both sets of supporters enjoyed the match – the Rabs fans relieved to have held out and the Candy support encouraged by a fine performance against higher league opponents.
No programmes – the chap that does them said “once the league games start I’ll think about it”. Excellent scran from the Cumbernauld United pie hut and Hat tricks Bar was open. Fans were allowed to take their drinks onto the terracing provided they were in plastic cups.
Another fine night’s football!
First Team Star
Aug 2, 2019, 10:34 PM
Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg
Post #3 of 4
North Shields 1 West Allotment Celtic 1
admission £4-00 no paper attendance 135 est
last season's 9th in Northern League Div 1 v 6th in Northern League Div 2
Entertaining, open game with the visitors playing well and deserving at least their draw.
Both teams played quite a high line with balls being sprayed out wide regularly by two very good playmakers (Forster for the homesters, Jones for the visitors) and quite a few chances resulted. WAC started strongly but Scott for the Robins forced a couple of early saves. The visitors were getting joy from long balls to the right and the keeper had to come off his line regularly and make some good blocks to prevent further damage, although he needed the help of a post during one attack. HT 0-0.
After the restart the visitors again threatened - Jones set up one, just wide, and had a shot blocked on the line after rounding the keeper. At the other end Bainbridge's cross saw Carr's shot blocked. We had quite a few substitutions and the game remained even, with fewer chances. As we approached 75 mins we wondered if this was going to be one of those 'good' goalless draws, when Williams ran in to meet a free-kick at the far post and give the home team the lead. Seven minutes later Jones ran down the left, cut in and found the near corner for the equaliser. The home team came closest in the final few minutes but it stayed at 1-1.
The Daren Persson Stadium looks quite modern, fencing all round, as you come in from the car-park there is a large clubhouse on the left and a tea hut on the right. On the left side there is a fairly small seated stand, on the other side two covered standing areas. Just before the game a club official had to take a dead seagull off the touchline.
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.
(This post was edited by HantsLondoner on Aug 2, 2019, 10:35 PM)
Reserve Team Sub
Aug 4, 2019, 6:34 PM
Post #4 of 4
Vale Of Clyde 9 Vale Of Leven 1
West Region.League Cup.Group 9
Another one who was at a West Region League cup match and certainly not the scoreline I expected pre-match.I'm not sure if Vale of Clyde were brilliant or that Vale of Leven were awful-I think its probably the latter!
VoC were 5-0 by 35 minutes with a couple of well struck goals as well some awful defending.The second period was the same although VoL managed to get a consolation goal from a penalty.
Vale of Clyde play at Fullarton Park,Tollcross and is only a couple of minutes from Junction 2A of the M74. Its a decent venue with terracing on the dressing side of the ground.There is a grass bank around the rest of the ground and on the far side there is a decent sized cover on top of the grass bank.The pitch is extremely narrow and has a noticeable slope as well.
Formerly known as Warwick Brake