First Team Star
Aug 22, 2019, 10:53 PM
Post #1 of 3
Hereford 3 Stratford Town 1
Wellington Playing Fields: Midland Floodlight Youth League Premier Division South
Hereford were playing their opening fixture of the Midland Floodlight Youth League campaign this evening after last week’s scheduled home match with Solihull Moors was postponed due to Wellington’s floodlights having gone out in their Hellenic League fixture 48 hours earlier. Hereford had played their home fixtures at Pegasus Juniors over the course of the previous two seasons and I do not know whether the relocation to wellington was permanent or not due to the installation of a 3G facility at Old School Lane. Hereford had finished fourth in the Premier Division South last term and visiting Stratford Town were crowned champions. However, the Bulls enjoyed a 2-1 home success over tonight’s opponents and gained revenge for a 3-2 reverse earlier in the season in Warwickshire.
The home team opened the scoring after 20 minutes when a free-kick played into the penalty area was not cleared by the Stratford Town defence and eventually fired over the visiting custodian and into the roof of the net. The defending champions were back on level terms seven minutes before half-time when a free-kick played into the near post area was confidently swept past the Hereford goalkeeper. The hosts regained the lead six minutes after the break when a low cross from the left was converted past the Stratford Town custodian from close range after a good passage of play just outside the visitor's penalty area. Hereford increased their lead further, seven minutes later, when the Bulls took a free-kick quickly and this lead to a home midfielder firing the ball over the head of the Warwickshire outfit's custodian from 25 yards.
New Grounds: 5
Youth Team Regular
Aug 23, 2019, 8:13 AM
Team(s): west brom, morecambe, besitkas.
Post #2 of 3
CARNFORTH RANGERS 0 AFC COLLEGE 1
NORTH LANCASHIRE LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISON
FREE ADMISSION AND NO PROGRAMME
The North Lancs League always begin midweek as opposed to a saturday and there is a full mid week programme this week. 24 hours of heavy rain didnt have any effect on the pitch that was perfect to play on,,,shame that at this time of year i had to bring an overcoat on a cool windy night!
A very quiet first half with the College keeper having to make one save and College having one effort at other end which was wide. The only incident to comment on was a wild kick into the air from a college player from the half way line towards his goal. The keeper obviously decided not to take any chances and headed the ball expertly to one of his defenders.Think it would have been a bit harsh if the gk had caught the ball, but his actions certainly provoked only talking point of a drab first half.
At ht the referee walked to off clapping. On being asked why he said the first half had been a delight to ref. Great attitude from both teams and he thought maybe it was down to the new sin bin rule introduced into the league.
The second half was more open with Carnforth having the majority of play and the College gk and defence kept Rangers at bay.
But in a rare attack, it was a lovely one two which put sub Ryan Worrall through.He drew the gk out and slotted into the corner. Pleasing for ryan as he has been out of action for 18 months with torn cartilage in one knee and acl tear in other!!
Not a great game but played in a very good spirit . No cards issued and very little for the ref to deal with.Certainly no back chat or bad language to the ref. We shall have to see if the new sin bin regulation is a good addition or this was a one off.
First Team Star
Aug 23, 2019, 3:56 PM
Location: Braunstone, Leicester
Team(s): Oadby Town, Leicester City
Post #3 of 3
SAFFRON DYNAMO RESERVES 0-3 FLECKNEY ATHLETIC
Adm / prog: none
This was as one sided game as I have seen in a while, though in this case the team on top came away with nothing.
If Saffron had someone who could find the back of the net, they would have won this comfortably. Fleckney are well organised and they defended well, though the hosts played into their hands at times. A goalkeeping mistake gifted FA captain Luke McDonald the opening goal during the 1st half.
After dominating the second half SD were undone by a route 1 goal, with Taylor "Bubba" Sharpe getting on the end of a long goal kick that deceived the SD defence, and he calmly slotted the ball past the keeper. The third came towards the end with Liam Conaghan heading home a Luke McDonald free kick.
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