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Monday 23rd September 2019

 



Dribble!
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Sep 23, 2019, 9:56 PM

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Ipswich Town Under 23s 1 Charlton Athletic Under 23s 3
Professional Development League
Portman Road


Admission: Free with Season Ticket
Programme: Free colour team sheet
Attendance: 250 plus


We took the lead but that was about as good as it got by half time Charlton had scored 3 and it was game over, second half we got on top but Charlton were never in any sort of trouble- poor game.



Last New ground; Benhall St Mary, Games in 2019/20 Season; 61, New Grounds this Season; 30, Next scheduled game: Ipswich Town v Coventry City - FAC (10/12/19)
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ARL
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Sep 23, 2019, 10:35 PM

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Northern Premier League South East Division
Lincoln United 5 Sheffield FC 1
Adm: £9, Prog £1, Tea £1. Att: 165

First ever visit here after an afternoon sightseeing in Lincoln. Rookie mistake in not realising that the bar is in the cricket clubhouse and there is no bar inside the football ground. However, it's a very nice ground with some form of cover on all four sides. The main stand has about 250 seats in four rows with plenty of legroom. The far end has a spacious standing cover running most of the width with a single terrace step. The other side has what I assume was the original stand, much smaller than the main stand with three rows of bench seats and the back wall decorated (intentionally) with graffiti art. The dressing rooms, board room and snack bar are behind the near goal, with an overhang cover off the main building, although watching from here involves watching through a wire mesh. The programme had everything you want and was a bargain at £1. It was a wet evening, but for most of the game it was just a thick kind of drizzle.

The game wasn't as one-sided as the scoreline suggests, but Lincoln took their chances clinically. The first goal in the 14th minute was unfortunate for the keeper, who came off his line to save the first shot, but the ball went straight back to the striker who took it round the keeper and slotted into the empty net. The keeper was guilty of flapping at a corner for the second, and a third goal before half time largely killed the game off.

Sheffield started the second half well, but a counter-attack ending with a great strike from a narrow angle made it 4-0. Sheffield pulled one back with 15 minutes left, but couldn't get anything else going, and Lincoln added a fifth with five minutes left, although a sending-off in stoppage time blotted their copybook a little.


Mark
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Sep 24, 2019, 12:11 AM

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VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
German Bundesliga
Attendance: 21,120
Admission: EUR 19
Prog: 20 pages, poster style, free

No problems at all getting tickets for this game and they were quickly delivered by post. Wolfsburg isn’t the biggest of places with the centre having the feel of a 1970s precinct, and there was plenty of metered street parking just outside the centre that was free after 6pm. The Volkswagen-Arena is north-east of the centre and the other side of the canal, but it was only a 15 minute walk that takes you through an outlet village.

The main stadium of part of the club's training complex which includes an impressive ground for the reserves. I thought there was a lot to like about the place and I got the impression that the club are making an effort to establish a fan base. The outside concourse was filled with fan project stalls and stuff aimed at kids, plus a large souvenir shop and a good choice of food - I went for a lentil soup mit Würsten. Cash and credit cards seemed to be accepted at most places. No hunting needed to find the progs which were widely available at the main souvenir shop, all other souvenir huts and some of the fan / info stalls.

The ground was built in 2002 but feels newer. It's a continuous two tier structure with a steep rake in the stands. Between the tiers is a continuous concourse, something you often find in America, and it lets people watch the game while they queue for food or drink. The Nordkurve has a terrace on the lower tier with safe standing above - people in the central blocks stood & those to either side sat - and there was also a small section of terracing at the opposite end where the 100 or so Hoffenheim fans were located.

The first half was played to a very quiet stadium with just the occasional outbreak of polite applause. The ultras remained silent, which I suspect is due to continued protests against television dictating kick-off times & dates, but they sprang into life in the second half. It was still quite subdued which I guess reflects that the club doesn't have the large die hard element of most other Bundesliga clubs.

As for the game, lowly Hoffenheim took an early lead, Wolfsburg equalised nearer half-time but failed to build on their momentum and it was the visitors who'd probably view it as two points dropped.


Dave 56
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Sep 24, 2019, 7:08 AM

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NCAA 1 @ Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Admission $7 Senior. Free 4 page programme. Crowd 878.

Cal State Poly San Luis Abispo 1 v 2 Seattle University

The stadium is mainly for American football but at least there was no sign of any markings on the pitch other than soccer. Impressive venue with bleachers on 3 sides, holding 11000 fans.

The first half was fairly even with both sides contriving to find new ways of missing open goals form close range. At the interval it was difficult to see anyone scoring but the home side had the ball in the net just a couple of minutes into the second half, only for it to be ruled offside.

This seemed to galvanise both teams and from a cross the home striker stooped to head in off the post. Hamish Ritchie from Aberdeen scored the equaliser, probably one of our Scottish experts will know of him. The winner came from a penalty, usual scenario, ball striking a hand.

Excellent entertainment, one of the better games on this trip.



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timmy tabby
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Sep 24, 2019, 8:24 AM

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.....Complete dearth of anything enticing until the following caught the eye, first visit to The Withdean as well after being thwarted in December 1992 by a dubious pp and it was never on the radar when Brighton were in occupation...

AFC Varndeanians 7 v 0 Oakwood -Sussex County League Division 1
Prog 12 pages w/a - Admission £5.00 - Att approx. 60

.....The contrasts of the personally maligned SCL1 were very much in evidence here as the hosts were worth watching and really should have obtained double figures. In contrast Oakwood as was the case eight days previously conceding nine at Erith & Belvedere were appalling especially a flimsy excuse for a defence.

Was warned in advance about arriving too early as we wandered through the maze of the adjacent sports centre trying to find the stadium and then trying to locate anyone to give money too and obtain the prog was also a task, which also meant that if so inclined it was possible to watch without paying. Only the main stand is open which meant that with a high roof and an open back meant that it was impossible to dodge the drizzle. No criticism of the club as many at this level are run by a small number of volunteers, the lineups were unobtainable and a quick morning trawl of Twitter's, League sites meant that the level of information obtained was far less than usual. Thanks especially to Andy of Lewes for the information that was obtained regarding the Varndeanians team and some of the Oakwood players were recognisable from eight days before. Hopefully, Full Time will crank into action at some point and enable some flesh to be placed around the skeleton of the match.

Given the teams current respective form, knew what to expect, though it did take the hosts twenty minutes to take the lead when Matthew Ford angled powerfully into the far corner enabling a spectacular celebratory slide along the slippy surface which was almost as memorable of the goal. Strangely, Oakwood almost levelled soon after with their No. 6 heading an inswinging corner over from virtually underneath the bar. However, not long before the home lead was doubled when Oliver Blackwood's shot from the edge of the area took a noticeable deflection and sped past Chris Clark in the Oakwood goal. Two became three with a particularly clumsy challenge by Clark bringing down Matt Waterman enabling the instantly recognisable Joe Keehan to dispatch the penalty.

If the first half was horribly one sided, the second half was a continuation and personally although like anyone else, I like to see plenty of goals, a mismatch of this nature are rarely enjoyable. Waterman made it four, though was helped by a questionable offside decision and a defender helping the ball over the line. The final three goals were all scored by substitutes names of whom will be obtained in the fullness of time. The first of the trilogy was a superb drive from distance by the No. 15 which Clark could not quite reach. The second was a free kick from the No. 12 taking a deflection en route and then the most shambolic piece of defending of the evening where the No. 15 reached a pass forward that the Oakwood defender had time in abundance to control and dispatch clear, Clark slid out and brought the home attacker to the ground resulting in a further penalty that the No. 12 dispatched. Clark continued to complain and initially the thoughts were that he had received a second yellow. However, the personable Assessors nearby confirmed that Clark had been sin binned, though as there was only a matter of minutes left, it was tantamount to a dismissal. The Oakwood defender who took Clark's place in goal made several saves that although unorthodox ensured that the margin of defeat was not made any worse. One for those including Hornetini (Former) Teech!!! whose goal tally of late has been on the high side.

Slightly arduous uphill journey from Preston Park Station past some very desirable Withdean property and then young Andy exceeded expectations with a shortcut through 'spooky woods' for the return journey. Lengthy wait at Preston Park and then neglected to get off at East Croydon with Teech!!! which meant a longer than anticipated journey back not via East Croydon and London Bridge but via Clapham Junction and Waterloo. Twenty five minutes into Tuesday when the abode was reached...


hemelhopper
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Sep 24, 2019, 5:14 PM

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Location: Beside the Spinnaker Tower
Team(s): Hemel Hempstead Town FC, Trust Portsmouth FC and The Reds of Cincinnati

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Another day trip out to see,

Queens Park Rangers U23’s 3-1 Crystal Palace U23s (Professional Development League)
- played at Harlington Sports Ground, Sipson Lane, Hayes from 1.00pm

Att – approx 100 (h/c); Entry – free; Team sheet issued; No refreshment taken
Weather – odd passing shower; Travel – A3, M25 and in on the M4 to Jct 4
Colours – traditional all white with blue hoops for the R’s .. all black with trimmings for Palace.

After setting off around eleven .. a nice set up was found here for QPR training facilities .. probably the best pitch for surface, growth and all things green grass I’ve seen outside of a Premier or League club main ground .. absolutely immaculate. The surrounding’s tucked away on the north side of Heathrow and with today’s prevailing wind, it enabled the full force of kerosene to drift across the facilities .. as a gathering crowd were let in fifteen minutes before kick-off .. our parking along kerbside outside and no furniture to make use of .. other than the original Imperial College Block where steps and inner sanctums lay.

Impressed with the hosts .. disappointed with the visitors .. the latter’s only impression starting things off in the first minute, when from the left side a lone striker was found central to goal to shoot ball into left side netting .. that was it from Palace .. our hosts equalising on 7, when a left sided cross was hammered in on the run .. wrapped things up on 71 with well taken goal and 76 when cross from right side was steered in at the near post.

All very enjoyable and then it was back in the car, with rain about to fall .. but no problem there,

Greenways 1-2 Rusthall (Southern Counties East League, Division 1)
- played at K Sports, Cobdown, Station Road, Aylesford, Maidstone from 7.45pm

Att – 74; Entry - £5; Prog - £1; Refreshment – not taken
Weather – rain turning to drizzle, on a stiff breeze
Travel – around the M25 and off at Jct 5 on M20
Colours – Greenways in all green – Rusthall in all red with white stripes to shirt
A good contest completely summed up by @KentishFootie (see link below) .. hosts unlucky .. visitors took advantage of the unfolding game.

Ground was as expected for a 4G, with small main Atcost stand and scaffold / putlog cover opposite for flat standing area and camera tower .. just the three sides accessible and changing rooms back down the path to main clubhouse, which was of an excellent modern design.

Apart from the weather and mayhem at Jct 10 of the M25 going home (closed going west this week and half hour wait to get on to the A3), all went well and an enjoyable day ended at midnight.

Match report - http://kentishfootball.co.uk/news/greerust230919



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


Dr Love
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Sep 24, 2019, 6:04 PM

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Location: Berks.
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Binfield 4-2 Ardley United
Hellenic Premier


An entertaining evening's football at a wet Hill Farm Lane. It was 1-1 within the first ten minutes and plenty of chances followed. Binfield went 3-1 up by half time, with the fourth coming just after the hour before Ardley pulled one back. The woodwork was hit on four or five occasions, and there were some decent saves too. The closest to another goal was early on (at 1-1) when the Ardley keeper made two excellent saves from close range, before the third effort was deflected onto the post.


LeedsPhil
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Sep 25, 2019, 7:31 AM

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Giana Erminio 1-1 Carrarese
Italian Serie C, Girone A


Att: 606
14€ in. No prog, but lady spotted handing out teamsheets in the stand just before KO, leading to a stampede of paper-chasers.

I'm still scratching my head as to why I've not been here in Gorgonzola before. Fair enough, they were a much lower level club 20 years ago, but even so, having lived in the very next village for 3 years, this is therefore "the nearest club to (ex)home still to tick".

With plenty of time on our hands today, I led the party off on a bit of daytime tourism (shock horror - apparently there IS more to life than just the footy on one of these tours!!) to one of my favourite places whenever we used to have visitors to entertain - Lago D'Orta where there is a lovely little lakeside village of narrow alleyways and old churches, from which a short boat ride crosses to an island where one is supposed to remain silent whilst walking around ...so several of the party decided they had better stay ashore!

At the ticket office, you have to hand over your passport for them to enter your details, and have to show it with the ticket upon entry. Locals show their I.D. card. Not that it seems to be used to identify trouble causers - the away side from down in Tuscany scored just before HT. An away fan was spotted in the main stand (also the home 'curva' since a 3-sided ground) during the break and one local hard case had him down on the floor between the rows of seats, trying to strangle him with one hand whilst simultaneously kicking him in the head. First on the scene was a Red Cross guy, trying to hold the thug off. When the forces of order finally arrived in full riot gear, all they were concerned about was removing the away fan - his attacker was left alone unarrested!

Not many of our party witnessed this - Gorgonzola is of course the home of a blue cheese, and there were trayfulls of bread and cheese left out behind the stand as free samples. I believe the world record for how many bits of bread and cheese a person can eat in 15 minutes was broken!

This game was televised. During the HT break, some idiot director thought it would eb a good idea to do a pitchside interview with an away player immediately in front of the home fans. I doubt much of what he said would have been audible on the telly!

The bottom-placed hosts framed themselves in the second half and pulled it back to 1-1, scuppering many of us in the match-prediction sweep who were sure there'd be no more than one goal scored in an Italian game!

Nearby digs in the middle of nowhere in terms of bars/restaurants, but only 200m from a metro station, so into Milan for 4 of us, to visit the Birrificio Lambrate brewery's second outlet - the brewpub itself that used to be my 'local' is shut on Mondays. 16 of theirs on. So that divided by 4 nicely fro us to do the lot. One or two a bit 'odd', but most as wonderful as they were back in my day. A great end to the day.

Further south tomorrow, for the next exciting episode...


dtr1989
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Sep 25, 2019, 4:41 PM

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North West Counties Division 1 South

Maine Road 3-1 Oswestry Town

Admission - £5
Programme - £1.50
Attendance - 88

Venue - Brantingham Road.

The ground is based on the border of Chorlton and Whalley Range in South Manchester. Ample parking on site and street parking. Strange entrance to the ground, its like walking down a garden path then you get to the turnstiles. There is a large clubhouse. There are 2 covered areas in the ground, both on the touchlines. The one on the same side as the dugouts is a smaller standing shelter. The larger one on the opposite side has benches to allow covered seating. Behind one goal is a few steps for raised viewing if busy. Staff were friendly as were the locals although I think there was a lot of groundhoppers in attendance as 12 of us checked in on the groundhopper app!

The football was very entertaining. Oswestry were joint top coming into tonight and could go top with a point. Maine Road were in mid table. Maine Road looked the better team footballing wise. The game started at a very quick pace and didn't really slow down, a few players were suffering with cramp in the last 10 minutes.

Oswestry took the lead with a penalty. The decision was a bit questionable with a the penalty given after Oswestry scored but it was ruled out for offside. The referee pulled it back but I was unsure as to whether the fouled player was offside, so surely the offside would be the decision. Anyway only the referee knows and it wasnt a simple decision. Maine Road came quick out of the blocks in the 2nd half and equalised within a few minutes. Maine continued to relentlessly press without any obvious chances but in the 90th minute the impressive Burgess hit a deflected shot which looped over former Everton 125,000 signing Mason Springthorpe. Maine then finished the game in the 94th minute when the outbound Morgan scored before he jets off to play cricket in New Zealand.

First visit to see Maine and I will definitely be back.



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sheffgeoff
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Sep 25, 2019, 9:14 PM

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Team(s): Colchester United, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Borussia Dortmund & Essex CC

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Professional Development League

Florence Park, Tiptree

Colchester United U23s 3(1) Millwall U23s 1(1)

Blue Shirts & Shorts Yellow Shirts / Black Shorts

Attendance c50

Admission & Team Sheet Free

U's U23s won for the first time this season in the Professional Development League. Reuben Duncan put the visitors in front from close range in the15th minute. A Dean Ager rocket from 25 yards levelled the score just before half time. In the 62nd minute U's centre half Mark Weaire poked home following a right side corner. Louis Dunne made the win safe for the hosts in the 80th minute converting a penalty after Oliver Sims was dragged down in the box.


royals26
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Sep 25, 2019, 11:24 PM

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Binfield 4-2 Ardley United
Hellenic Premier


An entertaining evening's football at a wet Hill Farm Lane.


+1 for here - just the two of us tonight Tongue

Fair prognosis as ever -to fill in the bits.....

Adm: £6

Att: official 117

Match:
1-0 Horscroft turn & finish from close range
1-1 FW ran clear of defence (Yusuf)
2-1 Josh Helmore from close range, arriving at the back post
3-1 Skipper Moore tried a long range shot, pushed onto the bar - follow up header in on the line from Helmore
Ht
4-1 close range header from no 9 Asa Povey
4-2 long throw no 6 McKirnan with a close range header, looped over keeper to drop inside far post


BDA_85
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Sep 26, 2019, 12:27 PM

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Binfield 4-2 Ardley United
Hellenic Premier


An entertaining evening's football at a wet Hill Farm Lane.


+1 for here - just the two of us tonight Tongue

Fair prognosis as ever -to fill in the bits.....

Adm: £6

Att: official 117

Match:
1-0 Horscroft turn & finish from close range
1-1 FW ran clear of defence (Yusuf)
2-1 Josh Helmore from close range, arriving at the back post
3-1 Skipper Moore tried a long range shot, pushed onto the bar - follow up header in on the line from Helmore
Ht
4-1 close range header from no 9 Asa Povey
4-2 long throw no 6 McKirnan with a close range header, looped over keeper to drop inside far post


+ another 1

Tidy set up at Binfield. Road to ground seems to be going nowhere until the clubhouse is spotted. Imagine they get decent crowds in the warmer seasons with the raised views available and decent football on offer.

 
 


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