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Mike S
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Aug 27, 2019, 9:02 PM

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Y Felinheli 3 Barmouth 2
Welsh Alliance
admission £3 Prog No
Attendance 45
After a week in Scotland 2 days with work in Wales driving down via Lower Breck 5 St Helens 1 yesterday
Y Felinheli has the English name of Port Dinorwic as is best known for the small harbour used for slate export. This is now a Marina and the impression is it is as divided from the rest of the town as anywhere I can think of. The Marina is upmarket although most houses do not actually overlook the harbour or Menai Straight
The old village is mostly stretched out along the old Bangor Caernarvon road and was the housing for the port. The town and football club including tonight's ref were Welsh speaking as was my greeting when paying. Friendly club with offers of cup pf tea etc on arrival
The ground is away from the housing with neither views of the mountains or the water. Fully railed off there is a small section of cover on the halfway line with the away due out built into it, a little like a smaller version of how Bolehall used to be
Decent enough match and I think 5 goals is typical for these two teams looking at the league table
Home tomorrow after 11 days although one more would have been acceptable with other matches in this league tomorrow


paulh66
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Aug 27, 2019, 10:27 PM

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Wilts Senior
Trowbridge 1-2 Frome Collegians
Around 60 in attendance
Adm £3, prog £1

Typical county league fayre as Trowbridge slumped to their second defeat in four days after having gone 16 unbeaten this year. They were good value for their half time lead, even though Frome had missed a sitter and had one disallowed. But the visitors played some decent stuff after the break as the home side faded badly and they fully deserved their equaliser before winning it with a slick move down the middle that split the defence and left a one on one finish.

Once the clouds came over just before half time the light became decidedly gloomy and, despite the 6.30 start, it was almost pitch black when we finished, with a few spots of rain accompanying the final whistle.

Situated on the A363 on the southern edge of the town and quite a hike from the town centre, Trowbridge have steadily made a decent step 7 home out of this ground. You pay your money and buy your programme as you turn into the decent-sized car park, where you'll see a practice area in the foreground and the main pitch beyond. Fully railed, hardstanding on three sides, a pair of proper dugouts, a couple of lengths of cover and a snack bar all help make this look and feel more like a proper ground rather than a field. Signage in club colours of yellow and black with the club's name on adds to the look.


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Dave 56
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Aug 27, 2019, 10:29 PM

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Cheshire Premier Division. KO 18:30. (F&N). Crowd 31.

Egerton 4 v 0 Whaley Bridge Athletic

The 4G at Egerton Youth club has railed standing areas along one side and at one end. There is also a small stand which might hold around 20 people. The far side has dugouts. Floodlights were switched on, so no worries about finishing in the dark.

Fairly uninspiring first half with the two goals the only major highlights. Both were from similar well worked moves with crisp passing and excellent finishing. It was quite a long way into the second period before Egerton produced anything meaningful, the shot for the third goal was well saved by the keeper but as it landed it spun into the net. The fourth completed a comfortable win and reflected the difference between the sides quite well. Whaley were restricted to a couple of chances in each half.

Local game tonight and home in 45 minutes.


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penny banner
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Aug 27, 2019, 10:44 PM

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FAVERSHAM v Hythe. Bet Victor League - when the fun stops have another bet to cheer yourself up. Result 1-0. kick off. 19.47 I.M.T. Admission £6 for the aged, programme £2. Attendance 263. +Greenwatch I bought two programmes so the planet is doomed.+


Not the worse game I've ever seen but pretty close. The match had 0-0 written all over it and we only got a goal because the referee decided an hour and a half just wasn't long enough and added 3 extra minutes onto the end just because he could with Faversham scoring in the second of them. As always the lift from Kents number one was much appreciated.


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buncranaboy
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Aug 27, 2019, 11:03 PM

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Leics Senior League Cup : Magna 73 3 Thurnby Rangers 5. f&n; attendance : 24 (hc)


Probably my last new midweek ground for awhile being just an hour from the office though horrendous traffic on Leicester's ring road almost scuppered our plans but we rolled into the Meadows Sports Grounds as they kicked off and within a minute or so the Premier Division visitors were ahead. I thought this might be a close contest with the Division One homesters having started with 6 points from three games while Thurnby had only earned one from their first three outings. Not so as Thurnby clinically scored four times before a reply just on half time. The home team had made and missed chances and began the second half well only to concede again and go 5-1 down before they pulled a couple back late on. They could easily have taken this to penalties despite sloppy Thurnby clearly being the better side. Most entertaining.
The ground is on Leicester Road on the left as you approach Countesthorpe from South Wigston and buses from Leicester stop outside the ground. It's a self-contained facility, well signposted and has plenty of parking. The pitch is just railed off and there's no pitchside hard standing but with two large brick-built dugouts, it feels like a proper ground. There's a cricket pitch beyond and a large clubhouse that was only serving hot drinks tonight along with fizz and bar snacks.
A couple of hoppers from Swadlincote were in attendance in addition to Nig Tovey. The Town Crier was my passenger for the seventh consecutive game during which we've seen 48 goals. He's welcome any time..........Tongue


barcud-coch
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Aug 27, 2019, 11:09 PM

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Presteigne St Andrews Reserves 5 Felindre 3

Llanandras Park: Watson Financial Mid Wales League (South)

This was my first visit of the season to Llanandras Park since the latter stages of last season. The main change to the ground was the installation of plastic seats, replacing the benches that spectators previously sat down on in the stand, in an effort to meet the ground criteria for the new tier three leagues being introduced by the FAW next season. Presteigne St Andrews Reserves came into this evening’s match in the lower reaches of the Mid Wales League (South) after losing their opening two fixtures. Presteigne St Andrews Reserves were beaten 2-0 at home by their Rhayader Town counterparts on Thursday evening following a 16-0 home thumping at the hands of newcomers Brecon Corries. Felindre found themselves in fourth place in the table after enjoying a 3-1 home success over Llandrindod Wells Reserves on Saturday afternoon.

The home team opened the scoring with a stunning Adam Crowe volley on the turn after Felindre failed to clear a third minute corner. The lead was doubled four minutes later when a Felindre defender could only clear a high cross against himself and Tom Crighton nipped in to turn the ball over the line. The visitors halved the deficit when a Felindre forward latched on to a through ball before sliding it past the Presteigne St Andrews Reserves goalkeeper. The Llanandras Park outfit regained their two-goal advantage with a Crighton header from a 47th minute corner before having to wait nearly 20 minutes to add two further goals. The Felindre goalkeeper failed to hold a 74th minute through and Nigel Duggan turned the loose ball into an unguarded net before the visiting custodian was chipped for 25 yards by Marco Parry. The villagers netted a couple of consolation goals when a Felindre forward ran on to a 78th minute through ball before finding the net and then the away team converted a low cross from the right touchline at the far post.

2019/20 Statistics
Goals: 422
Matches: 44
New Grounds: 12


Loiner
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Aug 27, 2019, 11:25 PM

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Harrogate League - Premier Division.

Bramhope v Ventus Yeadon Celtic 5-1

Bramhope have moved to The Sycamores the home of West Park Leeds RUFC. The match took place on Pitch 5 which is the furthest from the Clubhouse.
Goals set up in front of the Rugby posts. No other football furniture.
Match kicked off at 18.35.
Bramhope remain at the top of the table after this convincing win. They led two nil at the break and added another early in the second period. Ventus pulled one back, but conceded two more by the 71st minute.

I think the four hoppers present were the only neutrals in attendance ( Mick, noprogs, Gordon and myself). Game finished at 20.12 and we just managed to get the 20.18 Leeds bound X84.


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pinewoodste
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Aug 27, 2019, 11:32 PM

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Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division
Brantham Athletic 0
Stowmarket Town 5 (23 pen, 30, 40, 68 pen & 75)
KO: 19:45 Att: 203 h/c inc a lot from ST. Cost: £7 Progs available

Venue: Brantham Leisure Centre, New Village, Brantham

Weather: Fairly mild.

Match: 12th v 4th out of 20
Easy win for ST who headed just wide on 3mins. A long range shot beat the gk but just missed the target although like me someone near me also thought it had gone in. The breakthrough came via the penalty spot after a foul. A close range 2nd goal soon after & late in the half the gk made a save but the rebound made it 0-3. Shots 3-8.

H/t lasted under 15mins.

It seemed ST had declared with BA shooting wide on 58 mins after good build up play. The gk was at full stretch to save on 63mins. ST came back strong & scored another penalty with Josh Mayhew completing his hat-trick. The gk made a save then a minute later the scoring was complete. ST continued to attack with the gk making a couple of saves. Shots 2-11. ST go top.

I watched the game with Youngster.


chesterbird
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Aug 27, 2019, 11:43 PM

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Netherton 7 Almondbury Woolpack 2
KO 1815 F&NP Gate approx 8-20 depending on time.

Here with Nigel.

We missed the first couple of minutes which must of included the away side's early goal as they certainly didn't score another goal while we were there.

By half time home side were 4 up and cruising on a very bad pitch.
Second half was fairly subdued until home side got a penalty - hotly disputed as ever in these sort of leagues by the away official.

After the game we retired to the superb club for several pints of real ale which were very good indeed. Finally arrived home around 11.00 from a club which is only 5 minutes by bus from our house Smile


cherryhopper
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Aug 28, 2019, 12:29 AM

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Combined Counties League Premier Division
Badshot Lea 5-0 Camberley Town
Attendance 172 h/c
Admission £7 - Programme £2
Full Monty (Cheese Burger with Bacon) £4

Big win for the hosts over their former landlords. Only 1-0 at half time and the visitors were still in the contest until a a goal early in the second half knocked the stuffing out of them. The keeper got a foot to the first and a hand to the second but couldn't keep either of the shots out. He also made a spectacular save early in the second half tipping a shot onto the bar but it only delayed the inevitable. Two more quick goals followed in the 70th and 74th minutes, the fourth goal the first clean strike after the third goal also took a slight deflection off a defender. A fifth goal in injury time rounded off a superb night for the hosts who are really beginning to feel at home in their new ground despite it being in Wrecclesham, the opposite side of Farnham to Badshot Lea. Lots of hoppers in attendance including Leo, Mark Hardy and West Berks Palace.

Liked the ground more than expected. It has a sizeable stand next to a grass bank with concrete footings though posts obscure the view. There is a small covered metal terrace against the clubhouse behind the goal set back about 10 yards from the pitch. The far end is already getting overgrown with grass coming up between the paving slabs. There is a footpath behind hedges on the dugout side where the view is best with houses peeping through tree lined hills behind the stand providing a scenic backdrop. Despite the ground address being Westfield Lane, entrance is through Riverdale, a one way right turning off the A325. Do NOT use the postcode given on Fulltime, this takes you into Westfield Lane which is a private road with no vehicle access and barriers blocking entry into the car park.


Hornchurchspur
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Aug 28, 2019, 12:50 AM

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Eastern Counties League Premier
Swaffham Town 2 Ely City 2
Admission £5 (concession) Attendance 79

An entertaining match if not of the highest quality. Ely had much the better of the first half and deservedly went in front midway through when Lowe slotted home following a quick breakaway. Swaffham made a much better start to the second period and soon equalised when Garner cut in from the right and hit his shot under the goalkeeper. Swaffham continued to press and looked to have scored the winner just before the end of normal time when Jackson finished off some neat passing with a shot beyond the diving keeper. The win was thrown away though well into added time when a hopeful punt forward looked to be drifting out of play until a Swaffham defender decided to head the ball away for a corner. Unfortunately for him the ball drifted past his stranded keeper, hit the near post and rolled agonisingly along the goal line and into the far side of the net. An unlucky way to finish but on balance a draw was probably a fair result.

Swaffham's ground is on the edge of town down a narrow lane that leads into a reasonably sized car park. Most of the facilities are at the car park end of the ground although there are small areas of cover on either side. A post and rail fence surrounds the pitch with little space between fence and the touchlines. The are plenty of signs round the ground advertising the team's nickname of The Pedlars. A quick half time google revealed the tale of John Chapman, the Pedlar of Swaffham who journeyed to London Bridge with his dog hoping to hear good news and was eventually persuaded to return home to find treasure buried beneath the apple tree in his garden, some of which was used to rebuild the local church.


Digdagdog
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Aug 28, 2019, 7:41 AM

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Corsham Print Wiltshire Senior
infiLED Arena
Melksham Town Reserves 0 Corsham Town Reserves 1
Admission: £2 No paper Attendance: 60+

A rare-ish outing for the Ressies on the main pitch with the under-18's having a PSF on the #2 pitch. Bar was open for an entertaining game; I spent it on the balcony with a pint.
A good competitive fixture with a very young home side up against a vastly more experienced (older) away side. Both sides created and missed chances but the game was won in the second half with a bizarre own goal from a mis-cued back pass.
A few spots of rain about but generally OK.



2018-19 Games: 166 Goals: 611 GPG: 3.68 New Grounds: 96
2019-20 Games: 62 Goals: 251 GPG: 4.05 New Grounds: 37





timmy tabby
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Aug 28, 2019, 8:13 AM

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.....The current level of paranoia makes me feel that I am being followed around by two number one's. Good game though....

Walthamstow 1 v 1 Hadley - Essex Senior League
Prog 36 pages £1.00* - Admission £7.00 - Att 120ish

* Best seen this season, in fact one of the best seen for years. Good balance of information, stats and graphics. Does help that KrazyKopy.com (open 24 hours a day in the never ceasing world of ecommerce) are one of the sponsors of the club. The prog is also placed on line but only after the match.

....This seasons favourite scoreline (ratio 8:24 to anyone remotely interested), but between two clubs that I would be very surprised if given the far off days of April that they are not challenging for the divisional championship/possible PPG promotion/or an away Play Off against a bottom of the table Level 4 team. Played at a phenomenally fast pace with little sign of final minutes flagging, which given the mid evening humidity was surprising and although there were plenty of hefty challenges, the dissent that typifies ESL play was welcome in it's absence. Early days yet but the threat of a trip to the Sin Bin is seemingly having an effect.

Fast paced from the outset and nearly a very early goal when Bransgrove had to react very quickly to palm over from the very impressive Rosemin. Hadley were then nearly gifted the lead when Gulliver was caught in possession by Ofori whose drive towards the far corner was just about reached by the outstretched boot of Bransgrove. Gradually, Walthamstow started to have an effect through McCullock and Aiken and this was exploited when Hadley conceded possession inside their own half allowing Folan to set up James on the right and his low cross through the Hadley defence was perfect for Gebrai to dispatch from close range to put the hosts in front. Gebrai nearly added to the lead with him noticing a small gap between two defenders and trying to find the smallest of gaps between Ward and the near post. Even though Ward did not have the best of views he just about succeeded to push the ball around the post.

Whilst seeking out the half time cup o rosie, the route took past the Hadley dressing room where despite a reasonable half, the management team were showing displeasure with the first half display and they were dispatched early back onto the pitch. What was said had an effect as the visitors had the better of the second half. They were initially fortunate not to concede a second as a floating cross from McCullock nearly deceived Ward but he was just about able to push behind. The leveller arrived with a quick move down the right with a low cross from White to the near post and a quick piece of back heeling improvisation from Rosemin and Ofori was on hand to touch in from close range.

Both teams had final twenty minutes chances with Aiken for the hosts having a dipping volley that just cleared the bar and at the other end Ofori shrugged off the challenge of a defender with ease but saw his shot from the edge of the area fly wide of the far post. What did not assist either team was that whereas the initial approach play was productive there was a tendency for possession to be conceded with an over struck through ball. Overall it was an absorbing contest where to join with one of this seasons personal evolving themes, draw was by far the most equitable outcome and played in an untypical for an ESL contest, raucous atmosphere with two sets of 'Utras' at each end. Though I understand that several of the Hadley noiseniks were on loan from Haringey Borough for the evening.

A rare sane(ish) post B/H day at w*rk allowing a timely departure but the bus journey (Route No.69) towards Wadham Lodge was pedestrian slow through Leyton. Better return journey and a turn of pace to trot managed to achieve the 10.34 from West Ham. Indoors to be confronted by the late evening squalling of whatever causes Black Headed Gulls to squall on the Thames Mudbanks at 23.10....


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youngster
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Aug 28, 2019, 8:31 AM

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Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division
Brantham Athletic 0
Stowmarket Town 5 (23 pen, 30, 40, 68 pen & 75)
KO: 19:45 Att: 203 h/c inc a lot from ST. Cost: £7 Progs available

I watched the game with Youngster.


Just like to praise the ref for a 19-45 start and an almost unheard of 21-32 finish, home before 22-00. Steve said “progs available”, must admit had I written the first post I’d have quoted Steve’s usual “ saw no progs”, didn’t see anybody with one and no sign of one when I got there at 19-37, they obviously only did the bare minimum.
Looks like in their 3rd season of splashing the cash, Stowmarket have got it right this season. Plenty of players have been brought in from higher levels, and if they don’t go up with this lot, they never will.


Bantam Cymraeg
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Aug 28, 2019, 8:34 AM

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Bemerton Heath Harlequins 6-0 Andover Town
Wessex League Cup 2nd Round
£6 in
Att: 106 (h/c)

On holiday in the area for a few days, so be rude not to take in some of the local footy. My first game in this league for about 13 years. Picked a good one, though. The first half was fairly even, with BHH taking the lead on 19, then extending it with the last kick of the half. The 2nd half was a tale of one good attack versus one poor defence, with goals coming at regular intervals. Andover didn't look a bad side overall, and created plenty of chances, it's just that their defence went awol on too many occasions when BHH were in possession. Some good goals scored, and an entertaining match.

The ground is an absolute beauty. Entrance is behind one goal next to the clubhouse. The other 3 sides are surrounded by very tall, neatly trimmed hedges/trees, which gives the place a very enclosed feel. The clubhouse has a smart balcony with a few seats. There are two areas of cover on the left side, one seated, one standing (which was elevated above pitch level). The rest is flat hard standing, with the pitch surrounded by a breezeblock wall. The whole ground is smartly painted in club colours of black and white and the pitch was immaculate. Somebody obviously takes great pride in this ground. Lovely place.


mxhornet
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Aug 28, 2019, 9:06 AM

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Norwich CBS - 2 Sheringham - 3
Thurlow Nunn League Division One North
The FDC, Bowthorpe
Attendance - 120 (official)
Admission - £5
Programme - £1-50

A lively first half, with Sheringham taking the lead from 20th minute penalty and CBS drawing level 6 minutes later, before Sheringham were reduced to 10 after 33 minutes and then CBS went ahead 3 minutes later and things were looking like they were turning their way before Sheringham equalised with just about the last kick of the half. The second half took a long while to get going and Sheringham went ahead again after 78 minutes which sparked the game back to life, no further goals but a CBS player was sin binned in stoppage time.
Several local hoppers in attendance.



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.


gcnc
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Aug 28, 2019, 9:20 AM

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League Cup Second Round
Newport County 0 West Ham United 2
Admission £20 Programme £3 Attendance 6382

After all the excitement of the weekend's Gwent League Groundhop it was back to more mundane matters as West Ham's millionaires became the latest Premiership side to drop into Rodney Parade. No giantkilling this time as the Hammers thoroughly deserved their two goal victory! The best opportunities before Jack Wilshire scored their first fell to County however, but missed chances at one end and defensive lapses at the other cost us dear. So, after forty years, West Ham finally avenge our FA Cup defeat of them on a cold January night at Somerton Park.


prorege
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Aug 28, 2019, 10:29 AM

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Lowland League (7.45 KO)
Edinburgh University v Berwick Rangers, 0-1, H.T. 0-0, Att 202, Admission £6, Programmes Sold Out, Various catering options
At East Peffermill

Due to a combination of circumstances this was Berwick’s first away game in the Lowland League. The reality of relegation from the SPFL must surely have hit home as they took to the field in the spartan surroundings of East Peffermill.

Financial reality means that Berwick have absolutely no chance of promotion straight back to the SPFL. They are fishing in a different pond of player talent to the likes of Kelty and East Kilbride. Upper mid table is probably the best that Berwick can hope for – and given the sorry state they were in three months ago they should be glad that they can aspire to such heights.

Edinburgh University have, in the past, had a reputation for upsetting some of the bigger clubs. That will not happen this season. They have lost several of their better players and their 2019/20 side looks very young and unbalanced. They will have enough them to avoid relegation but not by much.

Berwick started quite strongly but without creating many chances. They should have gone ahead when they were awarded a penalty but they missed from the spot. That invigorated the Students and as half time approached the home side were enjoying their best spell of the game.

The game-changing move was the introduction of Berwick subbie, Yaw Osei, a former Raith Rovers reserve player. His ability shone like a beacon amongst the mediocrity of both teams and it was he who broke away to score the game’s only goal. Berwick did just deserve to win but they had to soak up some Uni pressure in the latter stages to do so. The ampler figure of Ricky Miller was important for Berwick at the back, although he looks more like he should playing in the Sunday Morning Pub League.

Attendance given as 202 with maybe 50 from Berwick. The Uni had brought in a burger van to supplement the usual catering facilities but the crowd barely justified it. Programmes had sold out before I got there – not a problem for me as once you’ve seen one Uni programme you’ve pretty much seen them all. At least it saved me £1 towards the cost of my £2.50 chips and from the van.

The Peffermill pitch looked immaculate but was perhaps trimmed a little too short. The ball played very quickly and some players had difficulty keeping their feet in the greasy conditions.


leohoenig
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Aug 28, 2019, 11:48 AM

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Combined Counties League Premier Division
Badshot Lea 5-0 Camberley Town
Attendance 172 h/c
Admission £7 - Programme £2
Full Monty (Cheese Burger with Bacon) £4

Big win for the hosts over their former landlords. Only 1-0 at half time and the visitors were still in the contest until a a goal early in the second half knocked the stuffing out of them. The keeper got a foot to the first and a hand to the second but couldn't keep either of the shots out. He also made a spectacular save early in the second half tipping a shot onto the bar but it only delayed the inevitable. Two more quick goals followed in the 70th and 74th minutes, the fourth goal the first clean strike after the third goal also took a slight deflection off a defender. A fifth goal in injury time rounded off a superb night for the hosts who are really beginning to feel at home in their new ground despite it being in Wrecclesham, the opposite side of Farnham to Badshot Lea. Lots of hoppers in attendance including Leo, Mark Hardy and West Berks Palace.

Liked the ground more than expected. It has a sizeable stand next to a grass bank with concrete footings though posts obscure the view. There is a small covered metal terrace against the clubhouse behind the goal set back about 10 yards from the pitch. The far end is already getting overgrown with grass coming up between the paving slabs. There is a footpath behind hedges on the dugout side where the view is best with houses peeping through tree lined hills behind the stand providing a scenic backdrop. Despite the ground address being Westfield Lane, entrance is through Riverdale, a one way right turning off the A325. Do NOT use the postcode given on Fulltime, this takes you into Westfield Lane which is a private road with no vehicle access and barriers blocking entry into the car park.


Also as this one, as the Cherry man has mentioned, with the Bas, the Minion and the Monday man taking a lift from me back to the station. The only differences in my report is they had not cooked the bacon before the game, so I had to settle for a basic cheeseburger for £3.50 with my tea (£1). I believe the official attendance was 159



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The Moose
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Aug 28, 2019, 1:34 PM

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Location: The West Country town of Trowbridge
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WILTS LGE: TROWVEGAS TOWN 1 FROME COLLEGIANS 2

Also at this one, having made a late dash back from Weymuff to be there. Excellent match summary from Paulh66 & yes, the visitors deserved their win based upon the second half performance. Official attendance given as 43 by the club. Shame that other local clubs ressie teams can get more punters in than the Trow first team these days.

Even if the Bees were to win the league for a third time, they still have no hope of promotion unfortunately. Any seats, floodlights or clubhouse remain but a pipe dream for now. The planning permission for the lights has expired with no money in the kitty to do the work anyway. The resident Chairman, treasurer & last nights gateman is a friendly soul. As he put it, ‘we just need someone to win the lottery!’. A sentiment that could be echoed the length & breadth of the pyramid no doubt. The club continues to run by hard working volunteers, but I fear for their long term future if no progress can ever be made?

KRTM :-)


nervous rec
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Aug 28, 2019, 4:39 PM

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

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Llanhaeadr Ym Monchant 1 Corwen 0
JD Cymru North League
Admission £6 including programme

Dull game with few chances, the visitors had the majority of the possession, but the home side took the lead around the hour mark. Corwen players heads appeared to drop then, with two or three good goal scoring chances created by the home side. That changed 20 minutes from time when Llanhaeadr had a player sent off, and Corwen pumped numerous balls into the opponents penalty area, all safely dealt with or off target. Due to the late arrival of the referee, the kick off time was moved back from 6.30 by 10 minutes, and with a full 15 minutes of half time, the game ended in near darkness. The club are back at their own ground now after a season ground sharing at Llansantffraid, and is railed off on 3 sides, clubhouse, changing rooms and a new seated stand sits along the entrance side, with another smaller seated stand behind the far goal, while there is flat standing behind the other goal. There is no spectator access to the far side, which houses the dug outs, and behind which runs the main road through the village. Programme consisted of a 28 page glossy shell, with 4 page paper insert with specific match related details.



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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Barnsley Dave
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Aug 29, 2019, 10:34 AM

Posts: 2814
Location: Egham
Team(s): Barnsley ,non league football,Yorkshire C.C, ,,wherever I lay my hat

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Southall 1 CB Hounslow Utd 0 CCL Premier League at Ashford Town (Middx)
Admission £5
Programme £2 20 pages
Attendance 60 h/c
Cheeseburger £3.50 Rating 6/10, bit small for the money but tasty enough
A match that was settled by a first half penalty that resulted in a member of CB staff complaining in Anglo Saxon language to the assessor about the refs decision which looked correct to me and 3 non playing CB Hounslow players sat in the stand
CCL time meant a 3 minute late start and this was compounded when a fire broke out just away from the ground round half time resulting in a worried ref and assistant peering over the fence as smoke drifted towards the ground and eventually giving the restart permission about 9pm with the smoke still drifting. Cue the fire brigade arriving in the car park with flashing lights before realising they couldn't get to the fire via the ground and having to reverse gingerly back down the dark drive. Certainly more interesting than the 2nd half of the match which was pretty much a non event
Only changes from my last visit that I saw are a little bit of cover behind the goal and a burger van in situ near the halfway line on the nearside terrace rather than the hut near the entrance which now seems to have been integrated with the board room


codofthenorth
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Aug 29, 2019, 11:24 AM

Posts: 1177
Location: Bute and Argyll/Fleetwood
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Coxhoe 0-2 Hartlepool....Wearside League....Adm £3...Cuppa £1

Arrived up the North East about noon for this 1830 kick off, and took in the delights of Spennymoor before checking out the ground mid afternoon. The ground is in the middle of a whole load of newly built houses with parking on the adjacent road which goes up the hill.

The ground is a decent set up, quirky with all the different small buildings on the far side, and benches dotted around, lots of character...theres even a small Stand up on the raised end behind the goal which should seat three quite comfortably.
Talking to one of the Officials the long term future is not something they think too much about and they take things season by season....with housing closing in on them it's to be hoped this place doesn't go the same way.
The game started in decent weather but it wasnt long before the thunderbolts and lightening, very very frightening...moved in. The deluge lasted about 20 minutes before moving on eastwards.
The first half only goal came when the left winger cut in and beat the keeper at the near post. The balls momentum was slowed by the keeper but just crawled over the line before the keeper could get his hands on it to drag it back.

The second half saw Hartlepool awarded a penalty on the hour following a trip in the box, this was converted to the keepers left by the Pool No4. At full time, Hartlepool sat top of the league and Coxhoe at the bottom. A decent contest nonetheless and worthwhile and enjoyable visit.



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


Tim
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Aug 29, 2019, 4:34 PM

Posts: 8282
Location: Stourbridge, Charmouth
Team(s): Stourbridge, Welton Rovers

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Lanreath 4 Polperro 8 (St Piran League East Division) Att: 55 h/c

My first taste of the St Piran League and I hope the rest is as good as this. The standard was nowhere near as good as the Hampshire League game I saw on Monday, but it was certainly entertaining. The visitors were 2 up in 5 minutes and 4-1 at the break. They added three more in the next 15 minutes, then hit the woodwork four times. The Polperro supporter standing next to me informed me that Lanreath were noted for late goals, and they promptly scored three in five minutes to hint at a remarkable comeback. However Polperro promptly added number 8 and the game subsided in the gloom - the match ended at 8.25. Great stuff.

Rally Park was better than I'd expected, with a permanent post and rope all round the pitch, plus permanent dugouts either side of a home made little corrugated iron stand. The view seemed to encompass most of East Cornwall - a wonderful setting. Admission was £2 for a codger and it was money very well spent.


Ipeland
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Aug 29, 2019, 10:48 PM

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Location: Newcastle/Salford/Wrexham
Team(s): Bolton Wanderers, local non-league teams

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Poulton Royal 2-3 West Kirby (1-1 HT) at Harrison Park
West Cheshire League 2nd Division
Admission: Free, Programme: None
Attendance: 47 (h/c)

First day at a temp job in Ellesmere Port helping out a mate of mine so decided to divert to this game before heading home. Ground is a railed off pitch with some changing rooms in a park in New Brighton, close to the seafront with only some council flats and a railway line in the way. Good views out to sea from the sand dunes behind one goal. West Kirby had no points and -13 GD before this match but while watching this match I wondered how as they were definitely more than a match for the hosts. Quality was as expected for a nominal Step 9 game but good entertainment with the Poulton taking the lead around 20 minutes in before Kirby equalised around 10 minutes later. Second half started slow and both sides had a player in the sin bin but picked up when the visitors took the lead with around quarter of an hour left through a very close range header from a cross, which Poulton claimed was offside. Parity was restored a few minutes later, setting up a fast paced final 10 minutes where both sides tried to grab the three points. The visitors managed it with only a couple of minutes left through a sweetly hit free kick from a tight angle.



Grounds visited: 298
Last new ground: Welfare Ground (Brandon United)
Next planned fixture: S Shields v Atherton Colls - NPL Premier - 5/10/19

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