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Friday 23rd August 2019

 



Dribble!
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Aug 23, 2019, 3:36 PM

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Ipswich Town Under 23s 0 Leeds United Under 23s 1
Professional Development League
Playford Road Training Ground


Admission: Free
Programme: Youngster was happy! Ipswich not doing team heets at Playford Rd this year
Attendance: 214 h/c


A game that Leeds dominated but Ipswich did have their chances. The Ipswich keeper, Harry Wright (son of ex Blue, Richard) was in exceptional form with some world class saves. However in the second half he was eventually beaten, that did spur Ipswich to get on the front foot and then the Leeds keeper made some great saves including saving a penalty and then Ipswich missed sitter with just minutes left. In the end Leeds deserved the win.



Last New ground; Maidenhead United, Games in 2019/20 Season; 42, New Grounds this Season; 19, Next scheduled game: TBC

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youngster
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Aug 23, 2019, 7:42 PM

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Ipswich Town Under 23s 0 Leeds United Under 23s 1
Professional Development League
Playford Road Training Ground
Admission: Free
Programme: Youngster was happy! Ipswich not doing team heets at Playford Rd this year
Attendance: 214 h/c


A game that Leeds dominated but Ipswich did have their chances. The Ipswich keeper, Harry Wright (son of ex Blue, Richard) was in exceptional form with some world class saves. However in the second half he was eventually beaten, that did spur Ipswich to get on the front foot and then the Leeds keeper made some great saves including saving a penalty and then Ipswich missed sitter with just minutes left. In the end Leeds deserved the win.


Respect to Ipswich for not wasting paper, but at youth games the majority of the crowd do like to know who's playing. So if they can't be bothered to produce a team sheet, then surely they can list the teams somewhere.
I had no idea who our brilliant goalkeeper was, had i seen the name I'd have asked the obvious question, but had no idea until Dribble mentioned it.


nervous rec
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Aug 23, 2019, 9:16 PM

Posts: 696
Location: Farnborough, Hants
Team(s): Aldershot Town

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Corwen 1 Prestatyn Town 6
JD Cymru North
Admission £5 Programme £1
Att: 260

Corwen’s first home game at Tier 2 for 20 years started brightly enough. They matched their opponents for most of the first half, and even when they went a goal behind midway through the half, they equalised shortly after. Then in the last 10 minutes of the half they conceded two penalties in quick succession, to go in trailing at the break. They didn’t start the second half as brightly as the first, and after conceding a third penalty 10 minutes into the half, heads dropped and they hardly got the ball into their opponents half, Prestatyn dominated without getting out of second gear. All credit to the home side though for preparing for the occasion. The ground is located in a public park, with a children’s play area just inside the entrance. The clubhouse is off to the right, from where drinks, filled rolls and the programme was available. A covered seated stand was behind the left hand goal, while the far side was lined by temporary crush barriers separating the football pitch from the cricket area. Standing on this side of the pitch afforded wonderful views of the hills surrounding the ground in what is a very picturesque setting.



Divisions completed: SW Peninsula League Premier Division West, Welsh Premier League, JD Cymru South Division, JD Cyrmu North, Airtricity Irish Premier, Gibraltar Divisions 1 & 2



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Karb
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Aug 23, 2019, 9:28 PM

Posts: 1493
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Team(s): Sunderland AFC, Keighley Cougars RL

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West Cheshire League Division Two
Cheshire Lines 3-3 Mossley Hill Athletic Reserves
F&N, Att: 31 (H/C)


Entertaining fare at Southmead Road. After being thwarted on my last three attempts to watch football (a waterlogged pitch, a last minute family crisis and train disruption), I was just pleased to get a game of any kind in.

Admittedly, it's early in the season, but both teams retained their unbeaten records. Both will feel that they could easily have won, but could equally easily have lost. A draw was a fair outcome.

In a seesaw game, the visitors started the brighter, but the home side took the lead on 20 minutes. Mossley Hill recovered to lead 2-1 at half time, but found themselves 2-3 down with 14 minutes to go. A goal five minutes from time gave them a share of the spoils.

The ground is about a 5 minute walk from Liverpool South Parkway station. It is railed on two sides, with no other football furniture. The clubhouse is a fair walk, at the far end of the cricket pitch. No sooner had I been for a half time leak than we were kicking off again.



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


barcud-coch
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Aug 23, 2019, 11:17 PM

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Oak FC 2 Usk Town 2

Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre: Auto Centres Gwent County League Second Division

This season’s Welsh groundhop kicked-off at a ground that I had previously visited on two occasions but this was the first time I had watched Oak FC play at the venue. The hosts play at a 3G caged pitch, which enables spectators to walk around the whole of the perimeter, whilst also providing some pleasant views of the wooded valley that the southern edge of Ebbw Vale is located in but no spectator cover available. The pitch is a short walk from the futuristic-looking Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre that house the changing facilities for players and officials. Both teams were opening their Gwent County League Second Division campaign tonight, with Oak having finished in lower-half of the table last term, whilst Usk Town missed out on promotion on debut by finishing in third position. There were plenty of familiar faces from the hopping community present and it was good to catch-up with, amongst others, gcnc of this forum. The home team opened the scoring in the 13th minute when a cross from the left edge of the penalty area was met with a looping header over the Usk Town goalkeeper. The visitors were back on level terms in the 25th minute with a speculative 30 yard effort that flew over the head of an unsuspecting Oak custodian. Usk Town scored from even further out six minutes later when the Ebbw Vale outfit's goalkeeper was beaten by a shot from the edge of the centre circle. Oak FC rescued a point from the match, with 10 minutes remaining on the clock, when a shot from the left side of the Usk Town penalty area found the far corner of the net.

2019/20 Statistics
Goals: 179
Matches: 35:
New Grounds: 5


KevinW
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Aug 23, 2019, 11:52 PM

Posts: 374
Location: Hampshire
Team(s): Crystal Palace

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The Emirates FA Cup – Preliminary Round
SimplyHealth City Ground – Official Attendance: 259

Winchester City (0) 1 ……….…. AFC Stoneham (0) 1


Entrance - £10 (including programme) – good to see Winchester issuing paper copies again.

As far as I could see, the only significant change since my last visit in January 2018 was the addition of ‘The Dave Green Stand’ – an uncovered block of 50 seats to the right of (as viewed from the far side), but completely separate from, the main stand.

As for the game, a stoppage time equaliser earned Stoneham a deserved replay against their higher-level hosts. They had given as good as they got throughout most of the game, but just under 12 minutes earlier it appeared that their efforts would come to nothing when City’s #8 broke the deadlock.

I may be tempted by the replay, encouraged by the news that Stoneham won’t have moved to their new home and should, therefore, still be playing on grass.

For tomorrow, I am thinking Sutton Athletic v Ashford Town (Middx).


codofthenorth
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Aug 24, 2019, 12:10 AM

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Cheshire Lines 3-3 Mossley Hill Ath Reserves...West Cheshire Lge Div 2....k.o 1830

A thoroughly entertaining game tonight, not a million miles from Liverpool Airport and the Mersey.

Lots of twists and turns to the game, even after the 87th minute equaliser to make it 3-3, Cheshire Lines still had time to hit the crossbar. It'd have been a shame for either side not to get anything from the game.

The home linesman was on the end of a rebrief by the referee on 37 minutes....'take your blinkers off and see the game for what it is'. Not sure if he was having a sulk but he didnt run the line second half.

Liked the enclosed set up, with Allerton Cemetery to the North and railway sidings to the South.... ample parking but didnt venture into the Clubhouse. As Karb mentioned only a 5 minute half time break on a fine sunny night...an evening only slightly spoiled by the number of insects that came out to draw their last bit of blood out of me before sunset. One of the better games seen this season, a good honest affair that was in the balance right up till the final whistle.



So Many Grounds....So little time!!


Workington FC
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Aug 24, 2019, 2:01 AM

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Team(s): Workington Reds, St Ives Roosters RLFC

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Friday 23 August 2019
Greenock Morton 3-2 Partick Thistle
Scottish Championship
Att: 2,197
Admission: £20
Programme - yes but I was unable to buy one after the game

I wasn't sure whether or not to do a revisit but a last minute decision was made and it was worth it. Unfortunately I missed the first 5 minutes so no chance of getting a programme. The stewards I spoke to at the end of the game were clueless. It got quite embarrassing when one suggested the programme sellers had taken the spares home with them, then claimed that she did not know if there were any offices at the ground as she had never done this job before and finally denied that any corporate hospitality facilities existed. One did cough up a programme at the end but it was the sample attached to the top of the box. Some other spectators wanted to give the club some money but were turned away or just ignored. Others just got fed up waiting for answers from the voice on the other end of the stewards walkie talkie. A club with a few issues off the field. On the field they did get things right coming back from 2-0 down at half time.

Cappielow looks a bit worn around the edges but has great character. A definite must visit if you have never been there. It was a shame that a large part of the covered terrace was blocked off to accommodate the TV cameras.l

The pies though are crap. The mice one's were salt bombs.


Windy
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Aug 24, 2019, 5:13 AM

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Location: Borehamwood
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FA Cup Preliminary Round - Christchurch 1 Badshot Lea 2 - Admission £6 - Programme £1 - Attendance 157

Carrying on my trend of visiting new grounds, this was a welcome Friday night FA Cup match which should have seen Christchurch home and through to the next round by the break. This was the first home match of the season at Hurn due to the cricket club having priority in August.

The home side won a penalty after only 4 minutes when Zac Hawker clipped Ben Satterley’s ankles but Kyle Graham skied his effort way over the bar from 12 yards. It didn’t matter too much as within 180 seconds, they had taken the lead when Jon Blake played the ball through to Callum Butler who fired into the top right corner from the edge of the area. The referee somehow missed a blatant handball which should have given Christchurch another penalty before half time, but it was a half where Badshot Lea has offered little going forward.

The match had a bit of niggle about it, although this was the first time that the teams had ever met and it was fair to say that the referee had not had the best of matches and was losing control and Hawker should have been sent off after the second bad challenge and he was quickly replaced. BL got back on level terms on 72 minutes with a smashing curler from 25 yards from Jordan Carter just inside the bottom left corner and within 6 minutes, they had what proved to be the winner when a poor backpass was intercepted by Nick Medcraft who rounded the keeper and got to the byline before finding Danilo Cadete to score at the far post. There was time for Christchurch to be reduced to ten men late on after a collision between Medcraft and the home defender Manny Ohajeme, which continued after the ball had gone with the latter player sent off for kicking while on the ground.

Long journey down to the south coast taking three and a half hours from Herts with the M3 and M25 busy with people getting away for the bank holiday weekend but fortunately I had given myself plenty of extra time. Nice clear journey on the way back though.


timmy tabby
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Aug 24, 2019, 7:43 AM

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.....Yet another tick in the ever increasing listing of clubs that have hired Parkside due to their own ground being unavailable....

Barking 2 v 1 Aveley - FA Cup Preliminary Round
Prog 20 pages £1.50 - Admission £10.00 = Att 198

.....And I am sure that the temporary hosts enjoyed themselves deservedly beating their momentary landlords and with the added bonus of some FA Cup pounds to keep the club treasurer happy.

As was the case when seeing Aveley the previous Monday, this was a disappointing display from a team that would be expected to progress at least a couple of rounds, but this performance showed all the disjointed traits of a club in turmoil after the resignation of the manager Danny Dafter two days before together with his assistant claiming that they 'did not have the enthusiasm of passion' to carry on with the role. In contrast Barking exploited the 'visitors' defensive weaknesses and were helped that also to compare with Aveley's equally disappointing Hullbridge display that they do not have a Plan B in how to break down a massed defence.

Barking had the better of the first period with a perfectly struck volley from the impressive Boakye-Yiadom seeing Hughes in the Aveley goal having to travel a distance to push around the post and from the resultant corner a Mallett header would have been goalbound if it had not been the case that a convenient Aveley defensive thigh had not been in the way. The hosts then took the lead with Ighorae turning well inside the penalty area, his shot was pushed away by a flying Hughes dive but only into the path of Ashman who gratefully dispatched the rebound from a matter of feet out.

There was little in response from Aveley, apart from the obligatory effort and a few half chances that largely involved giving Tabard in the home goal some catching practice. Also in comparison to Monday, Aveley failed to utilise free kicks that they were awarded in and around the penalty area with Akrofi at least clearing the wall but far too high,

A reasonable first period was continued by an equally reasonable second period that largely held the attention and an Aveley leveller gave the temporary impression that they would be able to obtain something from the contest. Well worked goal and one of the few occasions when they were able to prise open a defence that for the vast majority of time was hugely effective. Good run down the left and similarly decent low cross from Mvemba found Reid and his shot from close range crept over the line via Tarbard's attempted save and the inside of the post. The Aveley expectations were very much of the temporary nature with an excellent angled pass from Ighorae into the path of Boakye-Yiadom who showed great acceleration away from pedestrian Aveley defending to angle past Hughes into the far corner.

As was the case previously, Aveley could not generate much in the way of a meaningful response and the margin of defeat could have been worse if Anderson had been able to direct a fiercely struck low cross from the right goalwards rather than wide, but in defence of Anderson, the cross arrived very quickly through a crowded goal mouth. Aveley continued to rather unimaginatively break down a massed defence with meagre success. On this occasion, few doubts that Barking deserved their passage to the 1st Qualifying Round.

One minor gripe about Parkside Friday's is that they always seem to coincide with the main bar area being hired out (wedding function on this occasion) and therefore the toilet facilities are restricted. Not the most comfortable half time period having to wait for one of the two cubicles to become free.

Standard Aveley trips by the tried and trusted routes but a later arrival home due to an equally standard Theobalds and White Hart deviation for ales from Portobello and Wibblers Breweries. Indoors just before midnight....


Mark
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Aug 24, 2019, 7:46 AM

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The pies though are crap. The mice one's were salt bombs.

Presumably to disguise the murine flavour.


John Treleven
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Aug 24, 2019, 7:57 AM

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Wheway Cup - Qualifying Round (Jersey teams)

Rozel Rovers 3, St. Ouen 3 AET (2-2 at 90 mins) (St. Ouen won 3-2 on pens) now play St. Clement in QF on 4th Sept

34 Dom Pougeolle (St. O) cut in from right and beat two defenders before low cross shot in to bottom left corner (which came out through hole in net !)
51 Ethan Boudin (RR) low cross from left byline deflected to Boudin at far post to hook in from 4 yards
86 Terry Bennion (St. O) free kick from Ben Gallichan 20 yds out left of box to far post 6 yards where Bennion headed down in to bottom right
90+2 George Glithero (RR) break through left channel and from 12 yards shot through GKs legs (GK Luke Duncan made numerous good saves inc. 3 in shoot out))
91 Jake Prince (St. O) Header down from left to right was behind Prince but he turned and shot in to bottom right
119 George Glithero (RR) (his 2nd) Goal of the night, central 30 yds to top right

Shoot Out (at Robin Hood end) (St. Ouen went first)
St. O - Daynes (saved), Byrne (saved), C.Duncan, Pougeolle, Prince
RR - Healey, Le Turgeon (saved), Murray, Morgan (saved), Russell (saved)


andy smith
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Aug 24, 2019, 8:10 AM

Posts: 585
Location: North Suffolk
Team(s): The Pars

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Lowland League
Cumbernauld Colts 0
Bonnyrigg Rose 2
Admission £6
Prog' £2 + free team sheets

After an even opening 20 mins or so, Bonnyrigg began to get on top and opened the scoring on the half hour, 10 mins later they scored their 2nd, during the first 15 mins of the second half they should have added to their total wasting some good opportunities, the final 30 mins consisted of Bonnyrigg content with wasting time and sitting back easily coping with any Cumbernauld attack them and trying to score on breakaways...


hotchkiss
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Aug 24, 2019, 7:48 PM

Posts: 1032
Location: birmingham
Team(s): wolves,non league

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HELMOND SPORT (0) 1 ALMERE CITY (1) 1 Dutch Eerste Divisie Admission 10 Euros concessions. No programme.Managed to get a team sheet from the press box.Att; 1200 approx.
Early start to catch the 7-25am Dover to Calais ferry.Arrived in the afternoon at our hotel in Nuenen about 6 miles from Helmond.3 sided ground .Helmond were well on top and Almere had a player sent off for a bad foul.Despite this the visitors took the lead from the penalty spot against the run of play.After half time the home side equalised but could not force a winner.


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Andy D
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Aug 24, 2019, 10:31 PM

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Team(s): 1874 Northwich, Forfar Athletic, Castleford RLFC, Lancashire CCC,

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Lostock Gralam 1 Eagle Sports 6, Cheshire League Premier Division, Att: 40, Admission: £2, Prog: No

A bonus Friday evening game on the way home from work which was very one sided from the start as the visitors killed off the contest with two goals in the first six minutes. Lostock were apparently missing a few regulars but Eagle won with ease without looking like world-beaters. No changes to one of my favourite Cheshire League grounds behind the Slow & Easy pub (not worth a visit), a small section of cover the only feature of a tree-lined, fully railed pitch.



Rules of Groundhopping:

Rule 1 - There are no rules
Rule 2 - See rule 1.....



colpic
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Aug 29, 2019, 2:30 PM

Posts: 3370
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Team(s): Scotter United (Scunthorpe League), AFC Telford(home town club),

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As an alternative to the Hop game I decided to take in:-

Croesyceiliog 4 AFC Porth 2 (aet)
Welsh League Cup Adm £5 No prog Att 43

The club play on the far pitch at the Woodland Sports and Social Club, the near one being used for rugby union. Both have floodlights. The football ground has its own changing block and this houses a small tea bar(real cups!). A new covered seated stand is being built next to the existing one, funds being provided by the Welsh FA to satisfy their own grading rules! The pitch is railed off and the surrounds are fenced off from the rest of the field.

The home side were the better side through and two second half goals seemed to be enough and even when Porth scored it appeared to be just a consolation. However, the concession of a needless free kick gave them one last chance to equalise and this they duly did with a superb dipping strike. Normal service was resumed in extra time and a goal in each half clinched the tie and sent me off to the Tiny Rebel pub in Newport.



Where's the 'ignore this poster' button?


Digdagdog
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Aug 30, 2019, 10:47 PM

Posts: 1473
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
Team(s): Melksham Town, Bath Rugby, Wigan Warriors and Lancashire CCC

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As an alternative to the Hop game I decided to take in:-

Croesyceiliog 4 AFC Porth 2 (aet)
Welsh League Cup Adm £5 No prog Att 43

The club play on the far pitch at the Woodland Sports and Social Club, the near one being used for rugby union. Both have floodlights. The football ground has its own changing block and this houses a small tea bar(real cups!). A new covered seated stand is being built next to the existing one, funds being provided by the Welsh FA to satisfy their own grading rules! The pitch is railed off and the surrounds are fenced off from the rest of the field.

The home side were the better side through and two second half goals seemed to be enough and even when Porth scored it appeared to be just a consolation. However, the concession of a needless free kick gave them one last chance to equalise and this they duly did with a superb dipping strike. Normal service was resumed in extra time and a goal in each half clinched the tie and sent me off to the Tiny Rebel pub in Newport.


+1 at this and entertaining it was too!



2018-19 Games: 166 Goals: 611 GPG: 3.68 New Grounds: 96
2019-20 Games: 68 Goals: 277 GPG: 4.07 New Grounds: 39





 
 


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