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Friday 22 November 2019

 



R.S.Cavendish
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Nov 23, 2019, 10:47 AM

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HAVERFORDWEST COUNTY 1 BRITON FERRY 4

@ Bridge Meadow
Programme £1.50 (good value)
Attendance: About 120

In his programme notes the chairman stated that he did not know how to attract more people to matches. He spoke of a good clubhouse (true); excellent tea bar (agreed); a stadium with over one thousand seats (correct) and players who all live locally.
However, what he could not foresee was the complete and utter dross his side performed on the field. They were totally and completely outplayed by a visiting team who had done their homework. Every few minutes a long ball over the home defence caused problems. Briton Ferry scored four times; hit the woodwork three times and had shots scrambled off the line regularly.
At this rate Havvy will be lucky to finish mid-table.
Even now, the students at Swansea must be firm favourites for the one promotion slot.


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Nov 24, 2019, 11:57 AM

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Scottish Cup Round Three
Linlithgow Rose v Falkirk, 1-4. Att 1720, Admission £15 (All Ticket), Programme £2.50
At Prestonfield, Linlithgow.

Linlithgow have been rewarded for their foresight in becoming a licensed club before most of the recent tranche of members. The Prestonfield side gained their licence whilst still in the Juniors – the SJFA bizarrely then lobbied for that option to be closed for their member clubs. That is the reason why so many clubs have since had to switch from Junior to Senior football to obtain a licence – a condition of one now is membership of a pyramid league.

Forfar Athletic and Raith Rovers have visited Prestonfield already on Cup business but a tie with Falkirk was on a whole different level. The towns are six miles apart and Falkirk’s current straightened circumstances meant that Linlithgow had some hope of creating an upset.

Tickets were sold out very quickly. Linlithgow were quite coy about the capacity. 1700 was the figure bandied about nut it looked like more than that were in attendance. I suspect the 1700 was the number of publicly-available ground tickets – the grandstand was reserved entirely for hospitality packages. There were probably around 1900 there in all.

Falkirk proved to a class above Linlithgow although the home side never gave up. It is obvious that Linlithgow have paid the price in recent years in investing in their facilities at the expense of their team. Their squad is thin and lacks young talent while they have a stadium that is fit for the SPFL. In the long run they will be proved right in their decision making.

Falkirk striker Connor Sammon, a veteran of the English and Scottish leagues, has struggled to find the net this season. He found his level in this game with two decent strikes in the first half. In between times Linlithgow got back on level terms with a close range Tommy Coyne effort. Falkirk pulled clear in the final twenty minutes with two further goals by the excellent Declan McManus and Paul Dixon, and 4-1 was probably the right result.

Linlithgow’s arrangements for the match were excellent. The pie stall was open early and additional toilets had been brought in for both home and away ends. Falkirk fans had a small section of the covered enclosure side and the area behind the far goal. Their support included a boisterous element but there were no real problems other than Tommy Coyne being spat on a by Falkirk fan after his goal.

The programme was slightly better than recent Linlithgow efforts with a higher price tag of £2.50. No problems with them cashing in on this occasion as it had some worthwhile content.

 
 


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