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Digdagdog
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Dec 1, 2019, 1:09 PM

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A&M Print Copy Knockout Cup
Box Recreation Ground
Sporting Box 1 Semington 4
F&N Attendance: 5 plus occasional dog walkers and ramblers

Crisp Sunday morning gave me an entertaining cup game at a picturesque location described before on here. The away side were the much better team and this was actually a stroll in the weak sunshine for them. The tone was set with a penalty conceded after 40 seconds and then further pre-HT goals on 6 and 31.
Second half was more even as both poached a goal each. Played in a good spirit - I prefer these cup games to the run-of-the-mill League games.



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Dave 56
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Dec 1, 2019, 5:34 PM

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Kidderminster & District Premier Division. KO 10:45. (F&N). Crowd 3.

Wombourne Poolbar 3 v 1 Club Inter

This was my first K & D game on the recommendation of Tim who was also present. On the plus side it was a nice ground in a pleasant village and the pitch had a large grass bank on one side which provided an excellent view. On the negative side the standard was poor and the game awful!

The opposition were bottom without a point but played well and were unlucky to be a goal down at the break. Early in the second period they got a deserved equaliser and looked the better side, eventually succumbing to two late goals. A second half melee led to a red card for the visitors. Probably won't be in a hurry to see another in this league.

Between match refreshment taken at the Firs Club in Codsall, a decent pint os St. Peter's No brainer. Nice club with friendly staff and customers, would be happy to go there again. Plenty of time to get to :-

Birmingham County Sunday FA Amateur Cup. KO 14:00. (F&N). Crowd 9.

Claregate Park Rangers 2 v 5 Netherton Libs

Beacon League took on Warley League today at Barnhurst Lane. Three adult pitches and several junior ones, just one game on this afternoon though. Expected Rangers to win this and for most of the match they looked the likely victors. They were a goal up at the break but their profligacy in front of goal meant Libs were always in with a chance. Claregate were awarded a first half penalty which hit the net despite the player slipping over as he struck the shot. Goal disallowed as the ref ruled the penalty taker had touched the ball twice.


Second period saw the visitors awarded a penalty to make it 1-1 but within minutes the official had awarded Rangers another spot kick, this one dispatched correctly. Back came the visitors to make it 2-2. They added 3 more late on to claim a slightly unexpected victory. Claregate lost their heads and had a player sin binned towards the end.

Great game on an excellent surface. Referee did well, particularly as he was being assessed. Tim in attendance once again, one of his better recommendations!

Post match pint of Peakstones Black Hole in the excellent Hail to Ale less than a mile away.


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Between match refreshment taken at the Firs Club in Codsall,


Where in Codsall is the Firs, Dave?
Used to live there but it wasn't about in my time.



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Dr Love
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Dec 1, 2019, 6:37 PM

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Actonians 3-1 Crawley Wasps
FA Women's Cup 2nd Round


The visitors had gone on a decent run last season, hosting Arsenal in the 4th round, but were deservedly beaten by a side from the tier below them today. Actonians forced the away keeper into an early save to tip the ball over the bar, but she was soon given no change from long range. Crawley played some good passing football at times, without really threatening until a penalty was awarded as the half ran out. 1-1 flattered them at the break, but the most siginifcant action at the end of the half saw the Crawley keeper forced off after a clash of heads. Hopefully she is OK. The lead was regained early in the second half (another penalty), and Actonians had the chances to extend their lead. Crawley did have an effort ruled out late on for offside and it can't have been by much, before the third goal from a tight angle and over the stand-in keeper sealed the win.

This game was played on the main pitch at the Middlesex FA ground. It's a 3G pitch, with access down one side only. However, it does have a couple of small seated stands which proved handy when it started to rain in the second half. The other pitch was behind the stands, and another women's game was taking place there (Headstone Manor beating Enfield Town Reserves on penalties after a 0-0 draw). There is a clubhouse, not the cheapest, but with plenty of choice.


Andy D
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Dec 1, 2019, 7:34 PM

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Blackpool 3 Maidstone United 1, FA Cup 2nd Round, Att: 3.977, Admission: £10, Prog: £3

We took advantage of a £10 anywhere in the ground offer to revisit Bloomfield Road for the first time since it's makeover and to be fair, it's perfectly adequate for a club of Blackpool's size. Three sides are in a bowl, typical of many Football League newbuilds with the final side - not open today - still a temporary looking construction with a roof over the top. We managed to get seats very close to the halfway line despite buying on the day which provided a very decent view. Unfortunately that view was of a very ordinary game, especially in the first period in which the home side were woeful and deservedly conceded on the half hour, a fine strike from 20 yards, the only decent chance of the first half. Presumably Blackpool received the proverbial rocket at the break because they scored three times in the first five minutes of the second half, two of which were gifted by Maidstone's Elokobi, the first an own goal as a defender's clearance hit Elokobi and bounced in and following a headed goal by Delfuenseo, the unfortunate Elokobi was pounced upon from the kick off and Delfuenseo scored again. Blackpool might have had two or three more after that but eased off a little and the visitors never gave up without looking like getting back into the game. Around 300 Maidstone supporters made the long trip North and were vocal throughout.

Pre-match refreshments were courtesy of 1887 The Brew Room, a friendly multi hand pump hostelry, a 20 minute walk from the ground behind the Winter Gardens. The less said about Blackpool as a town the better.



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The Don
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Dec 1, 2019, 7:58 PM

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Stonehouse Town v Glevum Town (2 – 7) Gloucester & District Sunday League
Roman Glass St George v Warminster Town (1 – 2) FA Vase

Having recovered from my expedition to see Marlow Utd v Milton Utd yesterday, today I travelled in the opposite direction for the FA Vase game Roman Glass St George v Warminster Town (14:30) via a Gloucester and District Sunday League Game Stonehouse Town v Glevum Town (10:30).
The Sunday League game was played on the furthest pitch on Stonehouse Recreation Ground (next to Stonehouse Town FC). After navigating around most of the potholes in the car park I was the only spectator on a freezing cold morning having had to find the driest route I could towards the pitch on an otherwise damp outfield.
Both side gave the best of what they had with Glevum decidedly the stronger and ran out 7 – 2 winners.
The FA Vase game was played at Gloucester County FA HQ on the 3G pitch at Oaklands Park, Almondsbury.
The two teams were well matched with RGSG taking the lead with a well taken team goal only for an equaliser before half time by an equally good team goal with a terrific shot from the Warminster centre forward.
After halftime the Warminster team seemed to come out with more determination and dominated large parts of the half and scored the winning goal 5 minutes before the end following a mix-up between the GK and a defender which allowed the substitute centre forward the luxury of an open goal.
Heavy traffic on the M4 going back. Why do people drive at 55 – 60 mph on the nearside lane forcing other drivers, including coaches and lorries, to overtake and slow down the flow? The usual middle-lane hoggers were in operation again slowing down the flow. It also amazes me that the outside lane can sometimes travel slower than the inside lane. Anyway I got home safely.


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Andy D
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Dec 1, 2019, 8:05 PM

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Heavy traffic on the M4 going back. Why do people drive at 55 – 60 mph on the nearside lane forcing other drivers, including coaches and lorries, to overtake and slow down the flow? The usual middle-lane hoggers were in operation again slowing down the flow. It also amazes me that the outside lane can sometimes travel slower than the inside lane. Anyway I got home safely.


Totally agree with your complaint about middle lane hoggers. But I don't understand your issue with people driving at 60mph in the inside lane. Where would you prefer them to drive?



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The Don
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Dec 1, 2019, 9:30 PM

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I was referring to the busy traffic on the M4 today. Most drivers were travelling at 70 mph in the nearside lane until they were forced to brake when they came up behind the slower drivers (who had space in front of them) which they couldn't overtake because of the stream of other drivers in the overtaking lane who were driving at 70 mph (and above - naughty drivers!).
Anyway I don't want to make an issue of it and if I had known that a smart-aleck response was forthcoming I wouldn't have mentioned it.


Dave 56
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Dec 1, 2019, 11:36 PM

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Between match refreshment taken at the Firs Club in Codsall,


Where in Codsall is the Firs, Dave?
Used to live there but it wasn't about in my time.

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It's just off Station Road, entrance is in a car park behind some shops, including the post office. 5 decent beers were on.



timmy tabby
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Dec 2, 2019, 6:10 AM

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.....Madness in the method Pt 3981. Undertake shorter than usual Saturday trip, which frees up time for a longer than usual Sunday trip. A worthwhile day with the once again accompanying Mr Druryszki and also a meet with Keith H whose navigational skills were required when navigating the return route back in the direction of Coventry Station...

Coventry United 4 v 2 Grimsby Borough - FA Vase 3rd Round
Prog 36 pages £2.00* - Admission £7.00 - Att 122

* Shared with the earlier Ladies game v Durham which necessitated an unusual 16.00 start for the Vase contest.

....Decent contest between two well matched teams, but you left with the impression that Coventry United are probably one of the weaker teams left in the last 32 of the competition. Little to distinguish between the multitudes of effort from both teams, however when the hosts levelled for the second time, the PA announcer stated (perhaps a little unkindly) that "we do not want to go to Grimsby on a Wednesday evening" (and he obviously was not aware that the visitors play in the far reaches of Cleethorpes, which is of course very different from Grimsby) and his charges obliged by ensuring that a Wednesday afternoon/evening was not to be spent on the motorways of the East Midlands en route to the North Sea coast, though the visitors assisted with the hosts desire to settle the game in ninety with two misplaced passes that led directly/indirectly to the third and fourth goals.

The first half was best forgotten, a plethora of effort to no great effect on either team with the slightly superior ability of the visitors being matched by the slightly superior enthusiasm of the hosts. A couple of half chances for both teams with Chris Camwell shooting into the side netting for the hosts and for the visitors a promising run from Jack Debnam which should have evolved into something better but ended up as a low cross through onrushing legs. The visitors were showing a slight advantage and they took the lead when Dan Trott sent over a low cross from the right and James Dean-Atkinson tapped in from close range.

The second half was a great improvement as play opened up and there were the customary errors from players as increasing levels of tiredness set in. The hosts quickly levelled when Camwell's run and cross from the right saw Jake Holt's first time shot rebound kindly into the path of the increasingly influential Josh O'Grady who lashed in from 12(ish) yards. Grimsby Borough responded positively with what was their best period of the contest with Debnam rampant on the left wing. Reece Francis had to respond quickly to push over a rising angled drive from the former. However, Debnam was more successful with a perfect cross for Adam Drury (I was informed by Mr D that to the best of his knowledge, Adam was in no way related) to head in from close range to restore the visitors lead.

At this stage, the probability of a Grimsby Borough win was at its highest and this was enhanced when Tyler Haddow headed a clear chance for a leveller over with 15 minutes left. However, the sheer determination of the hosts was clear to see and although there were hints of offside O'Grady's cross from the right was slid into his own net by Josh Sunter to level the scores. They then took the lead when a poor pass out of defence from the visitors landed at the feet of Kyle Carey and his pass inside was met by a wonderful drive from Camwell which rocketed between an almost stationary Jay Lear and the far post. To ensure their passage into the last 32 of the Vase, a further poor pass from the back saw Haddow surge forward and his run was halted by Callum Lovett's mistimed challenge. From my angle and also from Mr D, it was Haddow who blasted the penalty out of Lear's reach to ensure the hosts passage, however the PA announcer and the home clubs Twittermeister have attributed the spot kick to Camwell and unless information is received to the contrary we will defer to the home clubs superior player knowledge.

First visit to the Butts Park Arena which is strategically placed just a few steps over the inner ring road from Coventry City Centre. Huge 2,000 seat stand with a small area of cover on the far side. With a mere 122 in attendance (we expected far more), it was difficult to generate much in the way of atmosphere, however many of the clearly very enthusiastic home supporters succeeded. There were also three drummers behind one goal who achieved the occasional semblance of rhythm. One downside of the afternoon was at least 3 renditions of J Pursey's 'If the Kids are United' that is one ditty that from a personal perspective I would gladly send to Room 101. Noted that the prominent pitch markings relate to RU but the secondary nature of the football pitch markings did not detract.

With Mr D in tow it was a diet of city centre Costa's and JDW, though the pre match sojourn brought one of the ales of the year in the form of a White IPA from the local Byatts Brewery and a rare example that occasionally Mr Martin's emporium is able to provide an above average ale.

Both legs of the journey with Virgin with a cheap £23.70 return fee, however what we were not aware of until liaising with Keith H pre match was that the return journey was only on selected services with the first being the 19.11. No real worries as it meant a return trip to the The Spon Gate to find that the Byatts had been replaced by Not Available. Surprised on both journeys as to how busy the services were but the return journey was just a few minutes in excess of an hour and indoors at 21.45.....


mxhornet
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Dec 2, 2019, 7:03 AM

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Taverham United - 0 Thorpe United - 10
Norfolk Women's & Girls League Cup Second Round
Hinks Meadow
Attendance - 30ish
No admission charged or programme issued

Not a big fan of one-sided games, but not expecting anything quite of this magnitude on the day, a very easy win for Thorpe and it could have been much more. Biggest grumble however was the listed 1pm kick off which as repeated on Twitter late Saturday evening, appeared to have been changed to 1-30 without passing the info on the wider public and certainly wasn't the only spectator who had left home 30 minutes earlier than needed. Not helped by eventually kicking off at 1-34 for no real reason.
Early on it looked like Taverham might make a game of it, but by 14 minutes in Thorpe had gone 3-0 up. However only one more goal before half time. Taverham's heads dropped after three goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second half and then it was a case of just how many Thorpe would win by and another three goals brought up double figures.



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Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


macon
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Dec 2, 2019, 12:58 PM

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.....Madness in the method Pt 3981. Undertake shorter than usual Saturday trip, which frees up time for a longer than usual Sunday trip. A worthwhile day with the once again accompanying Mr Druryszki and also a meet with Keith H whose navigational skills were required when navigating the return route back in the direction of Coventry Station...

Coventry United 4 v 2 Grimsby Borough - FA Vase 3rd Round
Prog 36 pages £2.00* - Admission £7.00 - Att 122

....Decent contest between two well matched teams, but you left with the impression that Coventry United are probably one of the weaker teams left in the last 32 of the competition. Little to distinguish between the multitudes of effort from both teams, however when the hosts levelled for the second time, the PA announcer stated (perhaps a little unkindly) that "we do not want to go to Grimsby on a Wednesday evening" (and he obviously was not aware that the visitors play in the far reaches of Cleethorpes, which is of course very different from Grimsby) and his charges obliged by ensuring that a Wednesday afternoon/evening was not to be spent on the motorways of the East Midlands en route to the North Sea coast, though the visitors assisted with the hosts desire to settle the game in ninety with two misplaced passes that led directly/indirectly to the third and fourth goals.

It is Grimsby Town that play in Cleethorpes not Borough. Grimsby Borough play in the village of Bradley which sits on the Grimsby boundary. Incidently, Cleethorpes Town play just over the Cleethorpes boundary and is in Grimsby. It gets a bit confusing but we don't care.


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Between match refreshment taken at the Firs Club in Codsall,


Where in Codsall is the Firs, Dave?
Used to live there but it wasn't about in my time.

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It's just off Station Road, entrance is in a car park behind some shops, including the post office. 5 decent beers were on.



Thanks.
Went on Google maps for a walk around......cant believe how the village has changed.



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Tim
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Kidderminster & District Premier Division. KO 10:45. (F&N). Crowd 3.

Wombourne Poolbar 3 v 1 Club Inter

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Birmingham County Sunday FA Amateur Cup. KO 14:00. (F&N). Crowd 9.

Claregate Park Rangers 2 v 5 Netherton Libs



Little to add to Dave's splendid summary. Game 1 was awful, but still better than my Saturday experience in Bristol. By the end I was contemplating a new hobby, but game 2 was a cracker from start to finish - two decent sides, excellent attitude and - particularly Netherton Libs - a level of sportsmanship that is rare these days. Well done to them, and I hope to see them in the next round if I can find out the details. This was my third ground tick for Claregate and they've lost them all.


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Notre Dame des Champs Angers 2-1 US St. Philbert de Grandlieu
Regional 1, Pays de la Loire at Stade Andre Bertin
Admission Free, Attendance ~125


For the second time on the weekend, I found myself at an open ground with standing room only, (no seats). Notre Dames des Champs (Our lady of the fields) was formed as a religious sporting club and has nearly 170 years of history. It is a multi-sport club with football accounting for around a quarter of its 1000+ membership.

The Stade Andre Bertin has three pitches, one grass and two artificial, with first team matches generally on the grass pitch. My match was on this pitch, but one suspects it could have been moved to plastic without notice. Dressing rooms for the first team were in a new building next to one artificial surface, while players from the other pitch came to a series of portacabins close to my pitch.

NDC have a club house at the ground, which was not busy when I arrived but became busier when the players from the other pitches had finished playing, this also added more to the crowds at the main game.

Just outside the clubhouse, the team line ups were displayed on a whiteboard. This is the first time I have seen these supplied in France. It seemed a good move as quite a few people stopped and took a photograph of the board. It saved me the task of trying to find the referee's room to ask for the line-ups, although as I was taking my picture, I saw someone who appeared to be the match delegate with the pad that normally is the source of the line-ups.

As the game started, I noticed another club house to one corner, labelled Doutre SC, but apparently closed. When I checked later, I discovered they now have a clubhouse the other side of the sports hall, and they were the team whose match on the main plastic pitch carried on at the same time as the NDC game. It was four levels lower. Doutre's web site says they play alomost all games on the artificial pitches, but the FFF web pages had them playing on the same pitch (and same time) as Angers NDC.

The ground is named for Andre Bertin. He was a former president of the SCO Angers club, and had revitalised the football section after a period of time in which the club had primarily only played with those funny, egg shaped balls. At the time, SCO Angers were using this ground.

SCO Angers moved to the Bessonneau ground, (now named Stade Raymond Kopa) when they turned professional in 1945. The Bessonneau team had folded by then. The Bessonneau ground has since gone through a number of names, including a period when it was yet another Stade Jean Bouin before taking the current name in 2017. It was Jean Bouin when I went back in 1991.

Another little bit of trivia about the professional club in the town. It is now SCO Angers, Sporting Club de l'Ouest, but on formation it was SCCO, Sporting Club Credit de l'Ouest - taking the name from the bank. It was brothers running the bank that founded the club one hundred years ago.

Anyway, back to Stade Andre Bertin, The grass pitch has a track around it, a somewhat aged rote erde track, but with no elevation to watch from, they allow spectators and the spectators watch from the track or grassed surrounds of the pitch, Naturally, there is a standard barrier between the track and the pitch to allow this. No advertising hoardings at the pitch, but an LED display outside the clubhouse scrolled through sponsors names.

Both teams came into the game unbeaten, but the visitors US St Philbert de Grandlieu led the division with six wins out of seven. NDC had only two wins to their credit and started the day in fith place. Laval Bourny, who I also considered as a possible destination were unbeaten but in third place.

I might have expected a sterile match in which both teams would settle to keep their unbeaten record, but this was soon proved to be inaccurate. Yes, the early part of the game did feature some of what I consider typical in France - attacking players afraid to challenge for a ball in the area even when the odds were 60-40 in their favour. NDC managed to miss a couple of early chances, but the deadlock was broken early when Matthieu Sire got in ahead of the keeper to slide the ball in and put the visitors ahead.

It was a generally even first half, and NDC earned their equaliser, scored by Dimitri Joly just after the half hour.

If the first half was reasonable, the second became frenetic and by the end, fiesty. I do not think I have used that verb before in describing a French game. What set the game going was when, ten minutes after the break, Geoffroy Levron scored to put the home side ahead. It was soon clear that St. Philbert were going to respond to this threat to their unbeaten record. For the next 40 minutes (including injury time), they threw themselves at everything. NDC were also not in a mood to allow the visitors back into the game.

ST. Philbert probably deserved an equaliser, but the home defence held out until late in injury time, while they also had chances when breaking free from the siege. Then, in injury time, an ill-timed and heavy challenge on Louis-Marie Denis led to a penalty for the visitors. Denis was carried off the pitch, so it took a minute or so before the kick was taken. When we got the shot, Fabian Savary became the home hero as he saved the kick, while Mathis Bochereau then compounded his initial failing by ballooning the rebound over the bar.

St. Philbert brought on their final sub for the injured Denis, but we only had a few seconds left before NDC could celebrate the win. While it was the first defeat of the season for the visitors, they stay ahead of both Bourny (now second) and NDC (third), both of which remain unbeaten

Final note - in other regions, I have watched rolling substitutions at Regional 1 level, over the last two seasons, I have been to four games at this level in Pays de la Loire, and no substituted player has returned in these games.



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Hereford Lads Club 9 Meadow Park 1

Herefords Leisure Centre: Mid West Counties Female League

Hereford Lads Club continue to play their home fixtures at the open expanses of Hereford Leisure Centre as legal negotiations continue between the club and the Herefordshire FA over the length of the lease agreement. The home came into this fixture at the summit of the league after enjoying a 6-0 home victory in their previous outing. Meadow Park found themselves at the basement of the table and had suffered a 5-0 reverse at Albrighton in their previous fixture. The hosts were already leading 1-0 when I arrived at the match before the visitors levelled the scores when the ball was scrambled over the line from a 20th minute corner. Lads Club regained the lead five minutes later when the ball was brought out from the back and Sarah Bishop was picked-out before she beat the Meadow Park custodian. The hosts increased their lead courtesy of Molly Powis’ 28th minute chip over the goalkeeper from the edge of the penalty area before Bishop netted again six minutes later when she forced home a rebound after a thunderous drive came back off the crossbar. Romanian striker Roxy Dinsecu netted with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 41st minute before Amy Bradley run through on goal to add to the hosts tally seven minutes after the interval. Amy Reynolds fired a 25 yard drive over the head of the visiting goalkeeper in the 66th minute before Bishop completed her hat-trick from close range in the 85th minute. Mel Mayo, who started the match in goal, completed the afternoon’s scoring with a goal from a stoppage time corner to complete an emphatic victory for the visitors.

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totallyuntamed
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Re: [timmy tabby] Sunday 1st December 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Excellent summary of the game from timmy tabby, although I should point out that the stand holds 3000. I thought that this was a good quality game with the playing surface suiting CU's expansive passing game far more than the dreadful grass pitch did for much of their tenure here.. Interesting assertion that they appear to be one of the weaker sides left in the competition - we shall see. I thought that their never say die spirit showed them in a very good light. Incidentally Chris Camwell who scored two of the goals was once regarded as a great prospect at Coventry City but his career there fizzled out after the Sky Blues signed Sam McCallum who is clearly destined for great things and occupies the same left back position that Camwell did at the club. Camwell was released at the end of last season and is in a new role much further forward on the left for CU. He is surely capable of playing at a much higher level than Step 5.



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