Chelsea Transfer Target
Sep 16, 2019, 10:26 PM
Team(s): Halifax Town
Post #1 of 8
Binfield 1-1 Burnham
Berks & Bucks Senior Cup
Binfield win 2-1 on Penalties
Binfield started the brighter and had a few early chances, before Burnham got into the game and had the better of the rest of the half. No goals, the closest a very good double save from the Binfield keeper just before the break. No surprise to see Burnham take the lead early in the second half, but following various subs it was Binfield who finished the stronger, albeit with few chances. The equaliser arrived in the fourth (of five) minutes of time added on. Straight to penalties and all bar the third Burnham penalty were saved. The first Binfield penalty was also saved, with the second hit wide, before the two needed to win the tie.
First Team Sub
Sep 17, 2019, 2:45 AM
Post #2 of 8
NCAA 2. MENS Soccer @ Koret Field. KO 13:00. Admission $10. Free Teamsheet. Crowd 75 (Official). Looked like 35 to me.
Notre Dame De Namur 0 v 3 Cal State LA
Both teams went into this game with 100% records from 2 and 3 matches respectively. Koret field is 4G and temporary bleachers are in place on one side for spectators. Thankfully they have added a canvas roof to keep the sun off. Nice setting in Belmont, a fairly upmarket area.
The college website provides detailed information, so I can confirm that the first goal which the keeper dived over the ball and the second when he failed to gather a cross came after 8:49 and 15:55. The final goal arrived after 74:45 and completed a comfortable win for the visitors who held slightly more of a goal threat. The home side didn't trouble the visiting keeper until the90th minute when they struck the post.
Hopefully Hod will find the details acceptable.
Man City Transfer Target!
Sep 17, 2019, 5:42 AM
Location: The North. 'Ich hassen lehm kopfs'
Team(s): Crewe Alex and obviously England.(Unlike a lot on here)
Post #3 of 8
July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 127 / 107 / 20 / 5 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 07 / 12 / 2019 . Belgium top 5 tiers 0-0-0-(0-1-0)-(0-1-1-2) / Holland top 4 tiers - 0-0-0-(0-0) / Lux top 2 tiers 0 -2. England top 10 tiers - 0. Now blogging at https://eccentricity.video.blog/
First Team Star
Sep 17, 2019, 7:53 AM
Post #4 of 8
....A quick check of records showed that by some quirk of fate there were no visits to Top Field during the course of 18-19, time to rectify with....
Hitchin Town 1 v 1 AFC Rushden & Diamonds - Southern League Premier Division Central
Prog 40 pages £2.00 - Admission £12.00* - Att 369
* Eeek 20% Increase since last visit, though there is a £1.00 discount for online sales up until 15.00.
......Another venue that even after approx 50 visits since 1985 it is difficult to tire of travelling to North Hertfordshire. Noticed that there have been a few attempts to modernise with a new perimeter fence, but the over riding memory is of fifties/sixties vintage where you hope that there is never an outbreak of woodworm that would rot the planks of terracing or the base of where the seats have been placed. The quirks continue with one of those rare venues where there is a separate programme shop to the where there more profitable merch is sold and the tea bar is called 'Auntie D's' - #only in non-league.
The joy in revisiting Top Field masked a not particularly good contest between the above with the man in black taking centre stage as he was one of those officials that liked the friendly lecture rather than brandishing cards. All very commendable, but some of the challenges that were being inflected were from this corner worthy of cards. All contributed to a contest of the stop, start, more stop and yet more stop variety.
First half started promisingly with both teams playing reasonably openly and attractively Ben Acquaye had two attempts on goal for the visitors which would have been better if they had been aimed slightly wide of Charles Horlock instead of straight at him and at the other end a penetrative run from Alex Anderson saw him perhaps incorrectly for the top right where the angle was non-existent rather than the top left where there the angle was better. However, as the first half increased, it all became more disjointed with a plethora of the type of fouls that suffocate any flow from a contest. Momentary respite with one of a number of long throws from Sam Brown for the visitors an Alex Collard back header at the near post and a wonderful instinctive push over save from Horlock.
Much the same in the second period apart from the fact that AFC R & D were gradually gaining the ascendancy with Hitchin showing the form that thus far has brought them no league wins and a dearth of goals scored. What assisted the hosts with preserving the then current scoreline was the form of Horlock who ran out quickly to block Julian McDonald's bearing down on goal and subsequent shot. Horlock though was beaten with just over twenty minutes left when a corner from the right found it's way out to Collard who from a restricted area virtually on the by line floated over a cross for Jack Ashton to head in at the near post from close range.
After taking the lead, there seemed little threat to their lead which they could have added to when a powerful drive from Ryan Dove led to an orthodox but effective falling backwards save from Horlock. The hosts though were gifted the proverbial lifeline with a woefully t least ten yards short of it's target back pass from I think Ashton which Leon Okuboyejo latched on, he attempted to round Ben Heath but had his legs taken away from under him for the type of challenge that normally attracts a straight red but on this occasion merely attracted a yellow. Layne Eadie easily converted the resulting penalty for what was this angle a scarcely deserved home point. As an aside, noted on the team sheet the presence of Ross Hannah in the Hitchin line up, which also was noted by Mr Druryszki who was at Barkingside. Obviously recently signed and a player well away from his normal East Midlands/Yorkshire/Lincolnshire geographical zone. Needless to say like the Hitchin attack in general, it was not a noticeable performance.
Not the easiest of outward journeys as departed w*rk later than anticipated and the supposed super speedy express between Kings Cross and Hitchin crawled slowly from Welwyn North onwards behind a late running slower service. Meant a much faster pacing in the direction of Top Field but still arrived with fifteen minutes to spare. Much better return journey with the more welcome knitting together of Thameslink, TFL & C2 services. The cacophonous squawking of the Black Headed Gulls was still apparent on the mudbanks even as the locks were turned just the right side of the Monday/Tuesday hand over....
First Team Star
Sep 17, 2019, 7:57 AM
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
Team(s): Melksham Town, Bath Rugby, Wigan Warriors and Lancashire CCC
Post #5 of 8
FA Youth Cup R1
Slimbridge U18 4 New College Swindon U18 2
Admission: £3 No paper Attendance: 50+
Always something of a pleasure to visit here and we all saw a very good game between two spirited and technically adept teams. NCS ply their trade in the Wilts Floodlit U18 and are quite a force in that compared to their seniors in the Hellenic. They lost to a good side who simply finished better; however for a period in the middle of the 2nd half it was touch-and-go.
An explosive start saw the hosts miss a one-on-one, NCS hit the post and then the hosts go straight down the other end and sneak a close-range turn-and-shoot past the keeper on 3. NCS are a patient play from the back team and hit the woodwork again on 34 but plugged away without much joy. HT 1-0.
Once again the start of the half produced more drama; a great through ball on 48 saw the hosts slip the ball underneath the advancing keeper (2-0). On 50, NCS smacked a 30-yarder over the keeper and in to the roof of the net (2-1). On 54, NCS pulled down a host attacker to give away a penalty, which I and even the home fans thought a bit harsh (3-1). But on 56 NCS charged down the right and a near post cross was expertly put away under pressure (3-2).
It became something of a midfield battle thereafter; however NCS's hopes were extinguished on 80 with the away keeper ill advisedly chasing a long ball into the corner, losing it and the host player then, from a very acute angle, lobbing the ball over all and into the net; a great finish.
A fine advert for youth football overall and a drive home down a quiet M5/M4 in 45.
2018-19 Games: 166 Goals: 611 GPG: 3.68 New Grounds: 96
2019-20 Games: 93 Goals: 366 GPG: 3.94 New Grounds: 51
First Team Star
Sep 17, 2019, 9:34 AM
Location: Beside the Spinnaker Tower
Team(s): Hemel Hempstead Town FC, Trust Portsmouth FC and The Reds of Cincinnati
Post #6 of 8
Enfield Town U18’s 6-1 Billericay Town U18’s (FA Youth Cup, 1st Qualifying Round)
- played at Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, Donkey Lane, Enfield from 7.45pm
Att – increased during the game to approx. 65 (h/c); Entry - £3; No Prog or refreshment taken
Weather – a calm mild night; Travel – A3, M25, A10 in 2 hours each way
Colours – Towners in all blue .. Ricay in all white
Well they sure were having fun at the Queen Liz this night .. a great evening watching the young Towners showing their skills and loving their football .. unfortunately, Ricay had no answer .. the goals going in on 18 (left footer bottom left); visitors replied on 25 (counter attack and great take off the left side); 38 pen (after mistimed tackle - see link), 47 (goal from the left side); 62 strong header from corner - see link), 75 (a cheeky lob over the keeper) and finally on 90 (one on one with ball passed into the net) .. a great display on a firm pitch, with plenty of open play and the chances well taken.
As always, the stadium reflected its surroundings .. just a gem .. always impressed when an athletics track dovetails with football, so the covered terraces each end and a chance to get up close to the game appreciated .. simple stepped units behind the dugouts on the iconic main stand CAFE side and your typical Atcost on the far side .. for a game well supported by the locals .. so it will be interesting to see how they go in subsequent rounds of the competition .. a great trip and night of football.
Towners 2nd and 4th goals
Pen - https://twitter.com/redlegTudor/status/1173681497401962497
Header - https://twitter.com/redlegTudor/status/1173690854218842113
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
Junior Team Sub
Sep 17, 2019, 5:30 PM
Location: North Nottinghamshire
Team(s): Mansfield Town, Blidworth Welfare, Everton, Ground hopping.
Post #7 of 8
Mon 16th sept
Basford Utd (2) 3 v Carlton t (0) 0
Integro League cup
Greenwich Ave, Nottingham
Kick off 19:45
Adm : £7
Basford, all amber
Starting XI: 1- Preston, 2- Law, 3- Wilson (Walker), 4- Carr, 5- Roma, 6- Galinski, 7- Thornhill, 8- Thomas, 9- Grantham, 10- Watson (Goodson), 11- Richards (Carvell)
Carlton T, black & white striped shirt, black shorts, black socks with striped trim tops
18: Goal Basford (10) Watson
23: yellow card Carlton (5)
36: Goal Basford Richards (11)
Half time 2-0
47: Goal Basford (9) Grantham
Sub Basford (11) Richards off (16) Carvelle on
61 Sub Basford (3) Wilson off (15) Walker on
66 Sub Carlton (9) off (12) on Robson
66 sub Carlton (4) off (14) on Brown
70 sub Basford (10) Watson off (18) On Goodson
75 Sub Carlton (7) Elliott off (15) on Marshall
80 Yellow card Carlton (6)
Full Time 3 - 0
New Grounds: 6
New grounds: 4 (newest: Langwith rd, Shirebrook)
Chelsea Transfer Target
Sep 24, 2019, 12:15 AM
Location: exiled in Aberdeenshire
Team(s): Leeds + groundhopping
Post #8 of 8
Also at Basford (pronounced Baseford), having had a clear drive down from visiting the youngest lad in the psychiatric hospital in Leeds that afternoon. Met Veteran there, as a warm-up to much more time in his presence in the next 2 weeks...