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Wednesday 11th September 2019

 



Cleeve
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National League U19 Alliance - Division South D
Borehamwood U19 v Woking U19 2-2 (ht 0-1)
Venue: Old Elizabethans' Memorial Playing Fields, Mays Lane, Arkley, Barnet; kickoff 1330hrs
Entry: Free, no programme
Attendance: h/c 11

Despite this being a league that I don't particularly like, and the kickoff time coinciding with the forecast rain, I took this opportunity to tick a ground that I had been wanting to visit for a long time.

It is located in a very rural setting considering its proximity to London and is, itself, a large green vista. There is a large car park and a clubhouse that boasts changing rooms, a small hall and a bar with comfortable chairs and leather sofas. Beyond is a block of four football pitches which are all parallel to the road, with two large cricket squares in between. Our pitch, fully roped off for this game, was to the right of these and at 90 degrees. There was no football furniture other than the portable seats used by the subs and management. Interestingly, the white lines had been overlaid with blue lines to expand the size of the pitch from approximately 85x123 yards to 90x135 yards (s/c: stride count). Presumably this was due to some regulation but it certainly caused some confusion early on in the game.

Woking just about shaded an even first half and scored in the 45th minute, while Borehamwood were the dominant team after the break and created most of the second half chances. However, both their goals, scored in the 56th and 88th minutes, were penalties and I could not see either of the infringements from the opposite end of the pitch. Woking's equaliser was unexpected and came two minutes into added time. So, I suppose, quite an interesting end to the game.


Dribble!
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Sep 11, 2019, 10:09 PM

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Coplestonians Under 18s 0 Ipswich Town Under 18s 11
Suffolk FA Midweek Cup
Notcutt's Park (Woodbridge Town)


Admission: £3
Programme: Nil
Attendance: 50 h/c


Ipswich have this year entered teams in the Under 18 Midweek Cup, the Senior Cup and the Premier Cup, whilst in the past we have just entered the Premier Cup. Ipswich were expected to field a Under 16 side in this competition however on turning up it was obvious that a number of first year scholars were in the starting XI, so more of an Under 17 side - and they were far too strong for a young Cop's side - however the home team never gave up and even if the game was very one-sided it was still entertaining.



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youngster
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Sep 11, 2019, 10:36 PM

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After an afternoon at Uttoxeter races, the evening entertainment was only 30 minutes away.

Leek CSOB 3-2 Foley Meir. K.O. 19-29, ended 21-18
Staffs County Prem Div
No Adm or paper, tea bar open with very reasonable prices.
Att 100 ish

Very acceptable newish ground this, hard standing all the way round and fully railed, car park not quite big enough.
Most appear to think that step 7 leagues north of the Midlands are as strong as step 6 leagues in the south, and I tend to agree. This was an excellent advert for the league.
Home side took the lead with a header after a flowing move, a thunderbolt equaliser and a goalkeeping cock up gave the visitors the lead at half time.
Early stages of the 2nd half were dominated by the home side who equalised on the hour then got the winner shortly afterwards. Probably only ever seen 3/4 games in this league and unlkely I'll watch many more, but glad I came here tonight.


HantsLondoner
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Sep 11, 2019, 10:38 PM

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Hampshire Premier League
Locks Heath 1 Stockbridge 4
admission/programme none (whiteboard used) attendance 45 h/c
15th v 6th/16
Game marred by a 40-minute delay in the first half as an ambulance was called to deal with a dislocated knee for Stockbridge's Walsh. Wishing him a speedy and full recovery. The visitors were clinical in the first half and raced into a three-goal lead. Locks battled well, especially in the second half, and got a consolation near the end.
The visitors took control early on and scored in the fourth minute as, to my eyes, an inswinging corner from the right by R.Hunter-Brown appeared to go straight into the net via the keeper's hands. The goal was officially credited to Carr, however. The home team came back and a dangerous long ball was just cleared by keeper Roberts in front of the onrushing Winterburn. A good Stockbridge move then saw McCann thwarted by an excellent last-ditch tackle. On 17 minutes came the unfortunate injury to Walsh; he was kept on the pitch, the ambulance came after 20 mins, a further 20 mins to load him up, and we were back in action. Because there is a local limit on how long the lights are allowed to be on, there was some concern that we might not finish the game, but in the end we had 10 minutes to spare. After the delay McCann came close again with a header, then on 28 minutes, the visitors extended their lead as McCann finished well, running through, with Locks thinking that he had tripped a defender on the way. Another goal soon followed as a lovely through ball saw McCann finish well again. Soon afterwards Graham had a shot saved by A.Smith, who did even better near to half time with a good save from R.Hunter-Brown's free-kick followed up with an even better block from the rebound. HT 0-3.
Just after the restart Graham's powerful shot crashed off the underside of the bar and away, but this half was more even as Locks had more possession. A defensive error saw a break by the hosts down the right was laid back to Alford, who skied it from a few yards out. R.Hunter-Brown had a couple of good cross-shots narrowly wide from crosses to the far post, and then the visitors scored their fourth on 69 mins, Graham being put clear, not offside, a good finish. Son afterwards a free-kick by sub Davis on the right hit the top of the Locks' bar and bounced out. The home team pressed near the end and a decent Wall shot was deflected wide, and another break down the right saw the ball crossed for Alford to blast over. The visitors also had a couple of efforts, McCann's blockbuster being well tipped over by Smith. Finally Locks got their goal as a good move down the right saw the ball crossed and Stevens in the middle found the corner with a nice finish.
No changes at Locks Heath Rec from last season, the clubhouse and car park next to the main road, the long walk across the cricket pitch to the football pitch on the far side. Barriers around the pitch and dugouts on the far side, put into a cage with the goals after the match. HPFL Rep side was the conversation topic as Splodge and the manager of the side were here tonight.



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Feversham Lens
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Sep 11, 2019, 11:59 PM

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Turriff United 0 Formartine United 1 (HT 0-1)
Highland League
Admission £8
Programme £2 (20pp, contained hardly any reading)
Attendance 285 (h/c)
The usual refreshments available (didn’t bother)


This 13th versus sixth derby (of sorts) went to form. Had either side been able to finish, the score would have ended something like 3-8. Formartine, whose supporters made up half the crowd, should have been six ahead before they broke the deadlock a minute before the break. Kieran Lawrence, an impressive young left-back, freed Graeme Rodger, who angled a low shot across keeper Fraser Hobday and into the bottom corner.

Having defended increasingly desperately throughout the opening 45 minutes, youthful Turriff were much improved in the second half. Michael Ewen (64mins) shot just wide from 20 yards and substitute Angus Grant (87mins) was denied by a superb reaction block from keeper Kevin Main. Formartine went closest to doubling their advantage in the 70th minute. Rodger saw a close-range effort cleared off the line by Ewen then Daniel Park rattled a post from the edge of the box. Refreshing to see plenty of respect shown to the match officials. There was very little dissent. Referee Bart Misiak, calm and decisive, had a good game. Owing to the muck spreading activities of Turriff’s farmers, the match was played out amid an agricultural pong. The Formartine contingent wasn’t impressed.

Before kick-off, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of Gordon Greig, who served on the committee at Huntly before fulfilling a similar role with Turriff. Gordon was noted for his commitment to youth development.

Turriff’s ground, The Haughs, is tidy but bland and functional. The Haughs is a large area of public space below a small town whose red sandstone buildings reminded me of Appleby. The football ground, at the wooded end of The Haughs, is shoehorned between two streams. The larger, the Burn of Turriff, is at the south end. Though lush and immaculate this evening, the pitch is prone to flooding. Turriff’s three stands look fairly new. Each is clad in dark grey metal sheeting. The most impressive is a two-tier, all-seat structure at the north end. It houses the dressing rooms. If you want to sit in the west stand (and have your view obstructed by numerous roof columns), there’s a £1 transfer charge.

The local heritage society has created a Turriff timeline mural up in town. The ‘Turra Coo’ tale apart, little seems to have happened in this Aberdeenshire backwater. Indeed, Turriff United’s 1954 formation and 2009 election to the Highland League are events deemed worthy of mention.

From our Angus base, reaching Turriff took about 90 minutes, in both directions. The new-looking Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, a lightly trafficked dual carriageway, made life very easy. Coming back, the fact Aberdeenshire appears to retire to bed at 10pm meant the roads were virtually empty.


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timmy tabby
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Sep 12, 2019, 7:25 AM

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.....To complete a quintet of FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round ties, a trip to East Befordshire but little to get excited about between....

Biggleswade Town 2 v 0 St Neots Town - FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
Prog 32 pages - Possibly included in admission as - Admission £10.00 - and was informed by the gate man that was the correct money - Att 270ish - Apologies to John Treleven on another thread but no details available of actual attendance found in the places where searches occur.

.....With the two clubs seemingly being local rivals and having played what was described as a 'hugely entertaining' 2 2 draw in the first match, expected far more from this. Atmosphere was low key as was the contest as the hosts strolled to an easy win against a poor visiting team who conveyed plenty of effort but the few chances that they created were all rushed and sent high over the bar.

Biggleswade Town gained the advantage early and a free kick from Matt Ball which from the positioning looked likely to be a cross to the far post ended up as a shot which James Philp in the St Neots goal had to react quickly to push over. Philp had no chance with what turned out to be the hosts opener with a wonderful shot from twenty five yards out from Soloman Sambou struck with great power with minimal effort and beat Philp for accuracy and pace just inside the left hand post. Probably the only truly memorable moment of the contest. With little penetration up front St Neots needed to take advantage of the rare chances that they were either gifted or created. One of the former arrived when Devante Stanley dwelt too long in possession on the edge of his area and was dispossessed by Sam Bennett, however this was led to a high and wide shot which typified the visitors evening and there was little doubting that Biggleswade Town clearly deserved their half time advantage.

If the first half failed to excite, the second replicated probably on a higher tedium level. The contest was effectively ended with an untidy second goal when Joe White's angled shot came back off the post, initially it looked as if the ball would be cleared away but the ball ended up being controlled by Sambou who dispatched the rebound into what was an empty net. Few if any problems for the hosts in negotiating the final half hour apart from Jacob Joseph connecting well with a half volley late on for the visitors, problem the effort contained too much power rather than accuracy as it sailed into the Langford Road car park. Win gives the hosts another opportunity to accumulate more prize money with a home draw against Ware, one of whose officials was taking copious notes behind. Win also means that Biggleswade's 2nd Qualifying Round tie against Chertsey will be an entry on the Friday/Sunday FA Cup tie thread. Unless this is arranged for the Friday (unlikely), prior commitments will prevent the fifth visit of 2019 to Langford Road.

One of the reasons why trips to Langford Road are so frequent of late is an excellent train service to and from Kings Cross with stops only at Stevenage and taking barely thirty five minutes in either direction, It was only a delayed DLR journey which meant that a later c2c service had to be caught at Limehouse meaning that it was a few minutes into Thursday when the abode was reached,...


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Dave 56
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Sep 12, 2019, 7:37 AM

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USL. @ Cashman Field. KO 19:30. Admission $25/$20/Free. Crowd NK.

Las Vegas Lights 0 v 1 Phoenix Rising.

Another baseball stadium, a little better enclosed to feel like a football ground. Visitors top of the West Conference. Last night I bought a ticket off a tout for $10. Tonight I couldn't see anyone around that might be selling tickets but at the last minute a guy appeared and asked if I wanted one. Further more when asked about the price he said free, handed me a ticket and departed.

Poor game compared to the previous night with the match decided by a second half strike on 61 minutes. Not an enjoyable game and the constant advertising messages grated somewhat.

A long drive today, 444 miles according to Google, most on ordinary two way roads. Not in a rush to do that again.


Andy D
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Sep 12, 2019, 8:25 AM

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Bacup Borough 0 Shelley 1, North West Counties League Division 1 North, Att: 72, Admission: £6, Prog: £2

A visit to Bacup Borough is like going back in time to when I first started this hobby, indeed since my last visit many years ago West view has changed very little and is all the better for it, the rustic charm set against the Lancashire hills for added Northern effect. On entering in one corner, the only seated stand is immediately to the left, 150 or so seats under a low roof, beyond which are the changing rooms. Opposite is a substantial standing cover with concrete steps and at the far end, another shelter which is effectively out of bounds although isn't actually fenced off. Behind the goal nearest the entrance is the ramshackle clubhouse and well stocked tea bar which offered the most divine home made pie, £3 served with chips and mushy peas. Upon their arrival, Shelley could be heard grumbling about the playing surface and to be fair, they might have had a point, although well grassed it was far from ideal. That said, the two teams produced a very watchable encounter which might have produced many more goals if not for the fact that neither side had a striker worthy of the name and it was left to an 88th minute header from a corner to give the visitors all three points.



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Sep 12, 2019, 9:30 AM

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UEFA Women’s Champions League, Round of 32, 1st Leg
Hibernian v Slavia Prague, 1-4, H.T. 1-3, Att 1287, Admission £10 / £3, No Programme, Teamsheets available, Catering Open
At Easter Road Stadium

This year Scotland’s Champions League representation was restored to two clubs. Glasgow City qualified directly for the Round of 32 whilst Hibernian had to come through a qualifying group to reach this stage.

The draw gave the Hibees a very tough task against Slavia Prague. Hibs have lost a number of their best players over the last year – the expansion of full time football in England has led to many Scots moving south to further their careers in a professional environment.

Hibs started brightly and took the lead after just two minutes. The Czech defence failed to clear from a corner and Siobhan Hunter lashed the ball into the net from 6 yards. For around 20 minutes it was Hibs who held the upper hand but the visitors quickly regained their composure and forced their way back into the game.

Three goals in seven minutes just before half time turned the game on its head. The Hibs defence had no answer to the incisiveness and pace of the Czechs and each goal was better than the previous one. Credit is due to Hibs for calming things down after the break and they were unfortunate not to reduce the leeway. However, a killer fourth goal for Slavia means that their trip to Prague in a fortnight is pretty much a formality with Slavia certain to progress. Over the 90 minutes they looked fitter and quicker than Hibs with more cohesion from front to back. Hibs have some decent individuals but they didn’t really blend well on the night.

The crowd of 1287 was pretty decent considering the game was live on television. Unlike their previous Champions League game at Easter Road Hibs didn’t produce a programme for this one. However, they were giving away large high-quality team posters to any youngsters in attendance and they proved very popular. Only the front of the main stand was open and there was a decent atmosphere – good turn out of East of Scotland enthusiasts for this one.


Tim
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Sep 12, 2019, 10:16 AM

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Nothing happening at Hanham Abbotonians, so on to Plan B:

Nicholas Wanderers Reserves 0 St Nicholas Old Boys 5 (Bristol & District League Senior Division) Att: 10 h/c f&n

First game for the home side at Step 10 and the manager told them at half time that it was going to be difficult this season. He was right: they were three goals down, and St Nick's had also missed a penalty and hit the woodwork twice. He was also very encouraging and they were much better after the break, but the visitors' central midfielder was the main difference between them: he was superb. Very enjoyable game and all played properly, with a splendid referee.

Nicholas Wanderers play in Dundridge Park in the St George area of Bristol. It's a two pitch job with, inevitably, no football furniture other than three benches on one side. Pleasant setting close to the river, but not the easiest drive in rush hour traffic. A good evening.


dtr1989
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Sep 12, 2019, 10:29 AM

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EFL Trophy group stage

Rochdale 0-2 Man City u21's.

Admission - £5
Programme - £2
Attendance - 1142

Revisit to Spotland, not been for a few years and have always been in the away end following Bury. Special admission of a fiver for the Mickey Mouse cup. Good atmosphere within the Rochdale section. Dale played a 16 year old right back called Luke Matheson. He is currently in the England u17 set up, keep an eye out in the future, he looks superb.

Another to look out for in the future is 16 year old Jayden Braaf of Man City. A left winger who has pace for days, built like a 30 year old long jumper, tricks and twists and turns. It was great to see him against Luke Matheson and they had running battles all night.



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Feversham Lens
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Sep 12, 2019, 10:36 AM

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Turriff United 0 Formartine United 1 (HT 0-1)
Highland Leaguef
Admission £8
Programme £2 (20pp, contained hardly any reading)
Attendance 285 (h/c)
The usual refreshments available (didn’t bother)


By way of a postscript to the above, I see Fort William beat visitors Clachnacuddin 1-0 in last night’s Highland League programme. It was Fort’s first league victory in 882 days. Well done. There’s a decent BBC documentary about the club, available on iplayer.


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KnowYourMarket
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Sep 12, 2019, 11:28 AM

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Stone Old Alleynians 1-3 Vauxhall Motors

North West Counties League Division 1 South, admission £4, saw no programmes but apparently they did print a few, coffee £1.30, att: 72

It was nice watch a match without having to traipse half way across the country. 15 minutes after leaving home I was in the club car park and even though it's massive parking was at a premium. Lots of youth games on the outside pitches.

Entertaining encounter which pitted 4th against 3rd. Vauxhall Motors were far superior to Stone though and deservedly won. Good to catch up with Mr Smallman too.

Home for 10pm.



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Sep 12, 2019, 11:59 AM

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.....To complete a quintet of FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round ties, a trip to East Befordshire but little to get excited about between....

Biggleswade Town 2 v 0 St Neots Town - FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
Prog 32 pages - Possibly included in admission as - Admission £10.00 - and was informed by the gate man that was the correct money


Also here and would concur with timmy tabby's summary. I didn't get a free programme with my £10 entrance fee. Then again I didn't attempt to pick one up so who knows.


Southend_Loyal
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Sep 12, 2019, 12:23 PM

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London Lions 2 Brimsdown 1 (HT 1-0)
Spartan South Mids Div One
Admission: £5
Programme: None (probs with printers but with an attendance so low I suspect other reasons)
Attendance: Guess at circa 30

Working in London but living on the Herts/Essex border, I love a midweek game within the M25 but often that means I dont get home until gone midnight. On a school night. At my age. Not good. So took the option of driving and parking at High Barnet, Northern line to work (and back) and then a short drive to Rowley Lane. Meant I was home at 10.30 (and this was an 8pm start!)

Turnstile wasnt open so I just walked through the gate, did a 3/4 lap of the ground and sat in the grandstand. One other person in the ground. Just over half an hour to kick off.

Eventually a young lady walked all the way over to collect the £5 entrance fee. She then escorted me back to the club bar so I could purchase a drink. Annoyingly, no food

I normally go to these games as a pure neutral but the attitude of nearly every Brimsdown player soon changed that. What a nasty bunch of angry young men. Elbows, punches off the ball. All missed by the most ineffectual officials Ive ever witnessed.

Two goals to the Lions No 9, the second a fantastic strike from a tightish angle on the edge of the box. Only when Brimsdown were reduced to 10 did they start to play good football. But too late despite the goal back.

Brimsdown player that was sent off could be seen leaning out of the changing room window trying to goad the Lions players.

Shame there was no FA rep there. They were a disgrace



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Henfield Bee
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Sep 12, 2019, 12:56 PM

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Horncastle Town (0) 2 Lincoln Mooorlands Railway (3) 3 Lincs Prem att 83 h/c.

Not quite as thrilling as Horsham vs Mt Police 2 on Tuesday but a decent game nonetheless. (and Steve King was nowhere to be seen on this occasion...but i'm not Wellling up over it)).

Pleasant enough venue roped off and boarded on one side. 300 were here for their debut vase tie 2 weeks ago. They are I believe the best supported team in this division.

One penalty scored by each side with Horncastle leaving their comeback a little too late....
Can i just pay my respects to Ryder cup golfer Brian Barnes who died this week. I shared a few post-round drinks with hime when he part-owned Wets Chiltington golf club 30 odd years ago.

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Sep 12, 2019, 9:34 PM

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National League U19 Alliance - Division South D
Borehamwood U19 v Woking U19 2-2 (ht 0-1)
Venue: Old Elizabethans' Memorial Playing Fields, Mays Lane, Arkley, Barnet; kickoff 1330hrs
Entry: Free, no programme
Attendance: h/c 11


.. also one of the 11 at this one .. Smile

Weather – cloudy, rain in the air and a stiff cross breeze, which didn’t help control of the ball, on a firm pitch.
Colours – Wood in all fluorescent green / yellow with black trim .. Cards in amber tops and black shorts

Enjoyable trip up from the South Coast, with a smooth ride around the M25 in just under the two-hour mark, dropping in on the A1 and quick left at the first roundabout .. location found ok and facilities there but no refreshment available.

Good summing up by Cleeve .. and with no furniture, just a case of an extra layer to cosy up against the breeze .. Cards first goal was a well take left footer to left corner .. Wood’s first pen looked like backing in (from Ref’s body language) but could have been a handball from my angle .. their second pen came about when the Ref asked for some cool heads at a corner .. but as the ball broke from Wood taking it .. the keeper was still not happy and took a swipe at one of the smaller Wood forward players, which the ref (and I) noticed .. ball then dispatched to left side again, like the first. The equaliser came really late and not helped when the Wood keeper was blocked out from seeing the corner crossed in from the left side .. and from a solid header, it didn’t give him time to reset and he ended up with ball in hands, just behind the goal-line .. lino gave it .. much to the delight of the visitors, who’d soaked up a lot of pressure in second half and were happy to gain a point ..after an enjoyable game but for the wind.

.. then moved across Hertfordshire for .. Shocked

Tring Athletic U18’s 5-4 Hemel Hempstead Town U18’s (Southern Counties Floodlit Youth League, Corinthian Division)
- played at Grass Roots Stadium, Cow Lane, Tring from 7.45pm

Att – around 50 (h/c); Entry - £3; Prog – none; Refreshment – none taken from teas and rolls in Clubhouse
Travel – around the M25 and up the A41; Weather – clear and warmed up for a nice evening
Colours – Athletic in red tops and black shorts .. Tudors in the all patterned fluorescent green

Well this one was a cracker .. Tudors were not at the races early on, going down by two goals inside the first six minutes from a pen and a shot off the right side .. pulled one back from a well hit shot with slight deflection, then quickly gave up another .. but a missed a pen around the half hour was critical (see link) .. as they got frustrated and then went to sleep again, gifting two more well taken goals from distance just before the break .. 5-1 at the half.

Second was all the visitors kicking down the slope, swarming around the pitch as if there was no tomorrow, scoring three goals with fifteen mins to go and the game definitely back on .. having watched a shot come back off the inside of a post and then a “one on one”, where forward lobbed the keeper but didn’t put enough on it, allowing a defender to hustle back and usher the ball to safety .. and with a couple of host tactical subs, which at last shut down the spaces, it allowed regrouping and the clock to be run down .. a great game.

No real changes to Grass Roots, the lovely high timber clad shoe box main stand dominating .. long cover, with a row of seats down the bottom end, the small covered area and bench over the far side and that big tree to lean against up the top end .. always a friendly welcome at the #neighbours and we wish them and all their younger folk the very best .. for the season ahead.

Hosts penalty save at 3-1 .. https://twitter.com/.../1171867413287227395



Grounds = 638, Leagues done = 15 (37 to go); Games (19/20) = 102; New Grounds (19/20) = 82; Goals (19/20) = 441; Ave goals/game = 4.32; Last new ground = Bourton Rovers; Next = Tues 10th Dec 2019

(This post was edited by hemelhopper on Sep 12, 2019, 9:39 PM)


Chris1963
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I normally go to these games as a pure neutral but the attitude of nearly every Brimsdown player soon changed that. What a nasty bunch of angry young men. Elbows, punches off the ball.

Only when Brimsdown were reduced to 10 did they start to play good football.

Brimsdown player that was sent off could be seen leaning out of the changing room window trying to goad the Lions players.

They were a disgrace


I had been considering visiting Shefford Town & Campion tomorrow, but as the visitors are Brimsdown, I have now taken it off my shortlist. Many thanks for posting your warning on here, it shows what a great resource this forum is especially the WDYG reports!


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I normally go to these games as a pure neutral but the attitude of nearly every Brimsdown player soon changed that. What a nasty bunch of angry young men. Elbows, punches off the ball.

Only when Brimsdown were reduced to 10 did they start to play good football.

Brimsdown player that was sent off could be seen leaning out of the changing room window trying to goad the Lions players.

They were a disgrace


I had been considering visiting Shefford Town & Campion tomorrow, but as the visitors are Brimsdown, I have now taken it off my shortlist. Many thanks for posting your warning on here, it shows what a great resource this forum is especially the WDYG reports!


Maybe they arent always like that. Maybe they are more dog people

If you do still go, would be very interested to hear your views. To see if they are just horrible or if Wednesday was a full moon



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I normally go to these games as a pure neutral but the attitude of nearly every Brimsdown player soon changed that. What a nasty bunch of angry young men. Elbows, punches off the ball.

Only when Brimsdown were reduced to 10 did they start to play good football.

Brimsdown player that was sent off could be seen leaning out of the changing room window trying to goad the Lions players.

They were a disgrace


I had been considering visiting Shefford Town & Campion tomorrow, but as the visitors are Brimsdown, I have now taken it off my shortlist. Many thanks for posting your warning on here, it shows what a great resource this forum is especially the WDYG reports!


Maybe they arent always like that. Maybe they are more dog people

If you do still go, would be very interested to hear your views. To see if they are just horrible or if Wednesday was a full moon


Yes, could have been a one-off, but as I've already said, I have taken tomorrow's game off my shortlist. I'm sure there are other posters on this forum who will have seen Brimsdown recently, or will watch them later this season.


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Heaton Stannington v Billingham Synthonia 3-2 att 140 official. plus 3 dogs

19.30pm £5adm £1 prog. northern league cup group A.

Good night out at a new ground for both of us-Stagecoach bus 38 from Newcastle towards Freeman Hospital will drop you at Newton Road just across from the ground entrance(£4.20 rtn).Only a 10 min run on the bus and one back at 21.23 was perfect.

Not too much at the ground but its neat and tidy with the only cover being attached to the clubhouse and a 60 or so seat atcost stand probably to cover ground requirements.

Game started well with the home side scoring within the first minute-nice header from a corner.This woke Billingham up rapidly and they were probably the better side throughout the game.Synths equalised fairly quickly and took the lead before the break.

However-Heaton decided to spoil the night for the away side with 2 second half goals and take the points.

Clubhouse was a slight disapointment --CAMRA Tyneside club of the year 2018 but we thought they might stock local beers-Robinsons Unicorn and Daleside Old Legover being the choices with the Legover being quite good.

rest of the 4 nights we had in Newcastle varied beerwise with the 3 station bars visited being probably the best--Hexham,Durham and Hartlepool the ones done.Also mention to the Heart of Northumberland in Hexham for both beer and food.


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Baffins Milton Rovers 3 Cowes Sports 1
Wessex Prem Adm £6 inc prog.

I don't see many games in this league but I was impressed by the attacking intent and commitment shown, if not with the quality of finishing. Both sides had numerous chances, particularly the hosts, but once the visitors had been reduced to ten men for what we thought was a raised elbow, the task was beyond them.

The PMC Stadium, also home to Portsmouth Womens team, is on the north side of the city, just off the A27 and A2030. It wedged in next to the yacht club and the access road is narrow but that's the main source of parking. There's a fairly newly built club house behind the near goal, and a covered area with both standing and seats down the left hand side next to the tea bar. Given that the club was only formed in 2011, they've made great strides in a short space of time.



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Uzbek Pro Liga A (level 2) @ Dinamo Samarkand : Sherdor-Presstizh 7 Iftixor 2. Admission 5,000 som (45p). No programmes. Attendance : 125 (hc)


Brief match details as well as lots of tips for anyone thinking of visiting this country will follow on the International Hopping thread

 
 


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