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Thursday 12th September 2019


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Sep 12, 2019, 10:31 PM

Posts: 2839
Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg

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Fareham T. 2 Hampshire Premier League 3

admission/programme none (whiteboard used) attendance est 80

Warm-up game for the HPFL Rep side, who play the Guernsey League Rep side at Stockbridge on Sat 28th Sept (programme will be issued). Good entertainment, and an encouraging performance from the visitors against a Fareham team consisting mainly of reserves, plus the odd first-teamer and triallist, who also played quite well.
A lively start on a good pitch saw the home team have an early long shot saved, then they took the lead in fortunate fashion in only the fourth minute as visiting keeper Shields' clearance hit Slade and looped into the net. The visitors came back and Benfield's long shot gave home keeper Puckett a few problems. The home team then broke well and Lea had a decent shot saved. The equaliser came in the 13th minute as a corner was not cleared, the ball looped up and Andrews was first to react to the loose ball to hammer it into the net. After another Benfield effort went wide, the visitors took the lead on 20 minutes as a great ball through split the defence and Boud was onto it like a flash and produced an excellent finish. Just after this a poor back pass forced Shields to come out and make a good block. On the half hour Benfield was put through for the visitors but Puckett made a good save with his legs. On 35 minutes Fareham got their equaliser as a free-kick from the impressive Ormiston appeared to be missed by everyone and end up in the net (Froggatt claimed the final touch after the game). Both teams continued to look for a goal, but it ended HT 2-2.
A few subs at half time and a tighter game by both defences, but still chances at both ends. Ormiston began the action with a good run across the area and a good shot well tipped over by sub keeper Boyle. Another visiting sub, Adams, was lively up front and he then ran onto the ball on the left and hit a cross-shot just wide. Long then had a shot saved at the other end. Boyle then made an even better save from a hard-struck low shot from Kerby- Dickinson, and the visitors then came close as Boud's free-kick was well saved and Adams put the rebound over. Still end-to-end as a defensive error gave Fareham a chance that Boyle blocked well, and at the other end good work from Adams set up Benfield for a shot just wide. Fareham were then denied twice as sub Stone's lob was well saved by Boyle and Fear blocked the rebound on the line. The breakthrough came on 75 mins as Adams broke through for the visitors, his shot was saved by sub keeper Downs but a Fareham player was adjudged to have handled the ball in clearing it away. Boud took the penalty, right in the corner despite a good effort by Downs to save it. Boud's second goal against his old club, which inspired Mr.Splodge to have a word with him. A great move the Rep side then saw Boud freed on the right but he was denied a hat-trick by a save from Downs. After Stone had a shot saved for the hosts, the visitors looked the more likely in the last ten minutes with a good cross by sub Scott almost being turned in by Boud, Adams hitting the outside of the post with a shot, and Scott having a good penalty shout as he fell to the ground running through.
Lots of familiar faces in the crowd and definitely something for manager Fear to build on before the big game in a couple of weeks time. Most of the HPFL squad were from Infinity, Bush Hill, Paulsgrove and Fleetlands, the exception being Adams from Colden Common.

If you're going to/been to a Hampshire Premier League match, I'd really appreciate you filling in a questionnaire - available in the Groundhopping/General section, or just PM me for a copy. Thanks.

(This post was edited by HantsLondoner on Sep 12, 2019, 10:49 PM)

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Sep 12, 2019, 10:45 PM

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Hereford 0 Halesowen Town 2

Wellington Playing Fields: Midland Floodlit Youth League Premier Division South

This was my first visit to nearby Wellington for three weeks and the previous occasion was to watch Hereford entertain Stratford Town in their previous Midland Floodlit Youth League. The young Bulls defeated defending Premier Division South champions Stratford Town to record their opening points of the new campaign. Hereford have only played one further match since then and enjoyed a 3-2 victory at AFC Telford United in the FA Youth Cup to set-up a home tie with Stratford Town next week. Halesowen Town had lost the only league fixture they had played thus far but had enjoyed a 3-2 home win over Tamworth in the FA Youth Cup last weekend. The Yeltz opened the scoring as early as the sixth minute when the ball was smuggled over the line from close range after the visitors broke quickly down the left flank. Halesowen Town doubled their lead in first-half stoppage time when the ball was forced home from close range following a cross from the right. The away team had opportunities to increase their advantage after their break against a disappointing Hereford team that rarely challenged their opponent's rearguard.

2019/20 Statistics
Goals: 266
Matches: 53
New Grounds: 13

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Sep 12, 2019, 11:23 PM

Posts: 1517
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
Team(s): Melksham Town, Bath Rugby, Wigan Warriors and Lancashire CCC

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Wiltshire Floodlit Youth League
infiLED Arena
Melksham Town U18 0 Shrivenham U18 7
F&N Attendance: 42 (h/c)

Last year's U18's won this League; they were a very talented bunch who virtually all now play at Step 6/7/8 for MT and other clubs, so following their footsteps was a big ask. A new manager has pulled a squad together of young talent (and I mean YOUNG) and this was their first competitive outing.
The WFYL looks like its on the up; new teams and one played on the 'big' pitch here tonight. The visitors looked like a team and all were heading toward the next step. Powerful and good ball players, they simply swept a hard running but limited home side away; I was very impressed with them. I may have to go and watch these against Chippenham Town (who have crept back into the League and won 11-0 against Calne last night)) as I think they will be the closest rivals.
Technically more adept, clinical in front of goal; they are a good side. We have some good young players but this season will be one of experience and not trophies.

2018-19 Games: 166 Goals: 611 GPG: 3.68 New Grounds: 96
2019-20 Games: 93 Goals: 366 GPG: 3.94 New Grounds: 51

(This post was edited by Digdagdog on Sep 12, 2019, 11:26 PM)

Dave 56
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Sep 13, 2019, 7:29 AM

Posts: 1093
Location: Staffs.
Team(s): Leatherhead

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NCAA 1. KO 19:00. Admission $8/$5. No programmes but team sheets available. Crowd around 300.

CSUN Matadors 3 v 1 Washington

A slightly shorter drive today, just 280 miles to Los Angeles. Left Vegas for hopefully the last time with the temperature hovering around 90 degrees. I glanced at the temp shown as I arrived at LA and it was reading 102F.

Match played at the Cal State Matadors Soccer field in Northridge, a basic facility with spectators restricted to viewing from the bleachers on one side. The far side had Gazebos for the teams and 4th official.

Home side took the lead on 12 minutes and added a second just after the half hour mark. A 3rd was added 12 minutes into the second period and a poor Washington side snatched a consolation with around 7 minutes to go.


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