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The Wall
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Sep 4, 2010, 10:53 PM

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Also at Chaddy, you must be one of only two suspects ! At KO I counted a Crowd of 38.

I was intending to Post to advise that the FA are now spending their/our money wisely as prior to KO a Home Official advised that both Linesman were from the Isle of Man, but the Club was only responsible for Expenses from the (unknown) Mainland Airport.

The declinature of the Late Penalty, which was a 50/50 in my view, a slight touch followed by a dive, the Home supporters were suggesting that as the Linesman were on the 19.00 from Speke, the Officials didn't want the Extra Time and/or Penalties !

A poor quality game, although plenty of effort, only came alive after the Sending Off


Feversham Lens
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Olivers Mount (no apostrophe, at least according to the semi-literate programme)
Handsworth 2 Barton Town Old Boys 0 (HT 1-0)
Northern Counties East League Division One
Admission: £2
Programme: £1 (12pp, pretty poor effort, but something is always better than nothing)
Attendance: 262

Indifferent game, despite both teams being in form. Handsworth's first Saturday home fixture since joining the NCEL - and their best crowd of the season. Unfortunately, the attention seekers from the England Band were there. They should, indeed, be banned. Everywhere. Does anyone (over 30?) enjoy this sort of mindless noise at football? Pleasant tree-fringed ground, though the traffic roar from the A630 spoilt the rural atmosphere. Small stand over a couple of steps of terracing on one side, no other cover, plenty of hardstanding, and one end closed off to spectators owing to lack of space. Dressing rooms about 250 yards from the pitch. It seems if Handsworth don't rectify this by the end of the season, they'll be booted out of the NCEL. Exciting last 15 minutes, with chances at both ends. What preceded it was very scrappy. Comical own goal from Barton's Lee Shilleto (29min) and a side-foot into an empty net by Adam Fretwell (76) separated the teams. Defeat ended Barton's 100 per cent start; third straight home win for Handsworth.


RRYFS
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Sep 4, 2010, 11:17 PM

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FA Vase - 1st Qualifying Round

Larkhall Athletic 0 Hamworthy United 3

In: 5
Prog: 1 (32 pages - well presented)
Tea: 60p
Pasty: 1 (Excellent, though funny shape!)
Crowd: 110

It was a happy coachload who returned to Poole this evening, though travelling to Larkhall by coach is inadvisable. Poor navigation led to us missing the turn - we then ended up spending approx 45 minutes in gridlock until someone from Larkhall came out to lead the coach - cue irate manager! You can't get to the ground in a coach which has to park on the road lower down, so most of us walked up the hill (phew) while the hosts provided a car for the kit and four of our older fans. The ground may be inaccessible, but the views are incredible - it looks out on the hillsides of Bath and the country beyond. The pitch is levelled out of the hillside, giving an elevated view on one side which contains a tin shed with 65 seats one end and covered standing the other, next to the sort of facilities I thought long gone - an unroofed metal surround labelled "Gents"! There is hard standing around the remainder of the pitch, which has an excellent playing surface. There is an acceptable clubhouse with bar and the tea bar is inside. No sport on the TV though.
The game was rather a surprise - after two diabolical performances to lose to Sherborne (0 points in the Western League this season) in the Cup, here we were in the Vase against a side with a good reputation and 10 points in the Western League. Larkhall started strongly, but after only 5 minutes Hammers took the lead with an excellent lob over the stranded keeper. Larkhall continued on top, and there were several alarms, but the second came from a sharp shot just before the interval. Larkhall's defence failed to handle our two quick strikers and their forwards made little of the chances that came their way. After the interval Hammers were excellent, controlling the game, adding a third goal from a corner and defending strongly. Commitment was the key today, and we looked a completely different team to last week.
It is also difficult to leave by coach - we got stuck on a corner (narrow roads, slopes and lots of parked cars), had to back up for miles, and were then rescued by a Larkhall official who came along and led us back to the main road. Larkhall are a friendly club, and very helpful - one of their committee said their players took it too far today!


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Ryman League Premier Division

Croydon Athletic 1 Concord Rangers 3
Att: 177

Entry 8
Prog 1 (A photocopied effort, plenty of reading matter included)
Baconburger & Chips 3.70
Pint 3


Accompanied on this trip by Wickite and together we negotiated the mean streets and alleyways, full of dog shite, of Croydon, to arrive at a tidy little venue. A newish looking stand on one side and another side and end consisting of narrow covered standing areas.

A good encounter turned a bit fractious when the Home keeper scuffed the ball out of play some 10 yards outside of his area, then he claimed that he did so for the benefit of the opposition. Concord were, rightly, having none of this so whilst the keeper stood forlornly way outside of his area the visiting number 11 got on with the game and chipped into an unguarded net from about 30 yards out, 1-3. Cue much swearing, posturing and "you'll get in a minute pal" type aggression.

A wild challenge a couple of minutes later saw a massive melee including substitutes racing 30 yards to get involved. Cue more swearing and threats. The game calmed down a little, although the previous quality had long since disappeared. Wickite and myself felt it our duty to loiter afterwards as surely with so many threats being bandied about some of the 'ard lads of Croydon and Essex would put on some fisticuffs for us at the end. None of it though, much loving and hugging on the final whistle left us as let down as anyone leaving an Audrey Harrison fight. All that was left was for us to watch what we were stepping in en-route to the Tramlink.

A pleasant afternoon, a fine tick and for Wickite the best company he is likely to get at a game this season.


Torbaymick
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Sep 4, 2010, 11:26 PM

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FA Vase 1st Round Qualifying

Cobham 1 Rye United 2

Ent Fee 5 Prog 1

Att est 35

This had to be done today it seems Rye clubhouse burnt down club not sure where the will play next.



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Jamesie
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Sep 4, 2010, 11:34 PM

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Olivers Mount (no apostrophe, at least according to the semi-literate programme)
Handsworth 2 Barton Town Old Boys 0 (HT 1-0)

That's because there isn't an apostrophe. Unsure

Welcome to the forum by the way. And bless you for suffering that god awful band.



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oftenscore6
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Sep 5, 2010, 12:08 AM

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NPL1S
Rainworth MW 0-0 Sheffield
Admission: 6 concessions 3
Attendance: 165
Pie: 1.50

Presume Jamesie has left me to report on this as a new ground...

The ground has covered seats on one side, with covered standing on the other, though dugouts obstruct the view of some. The rest of the ground is no more than hard standing. Alcoholic drinks are limited to cans inside the ground, otherwise the catering seems quite good. The pitch slopes more than you think upon initial entry, if you head down the far end, you'll see the full slope. The only nearby pub has no real ale.

As Jamesie had predicted, the Rainworth keeper played a blinder with a marvellous quadruple save 1st half, plus the bar was rattled. Rainworth were certainly better 2nd half though Sheffield finished strongest, but neither side was able to fashion a goal. Sheffield will be ruing more the chances missed as they picked up their 3rd draw, whilst Jamesie picked up his 3rd consecutive 0-0 (a warning to anyone going to the same game next Saturday....)Wink



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Chapeltom
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Sep 5, 2010, 12:11 AM

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Anyone wanting to see goals is advised to come nowhere near where I go as my record on 0-0s is terrible, I'm 114 games without a one Wink


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Presume Jamesie has left me to report on this as a new ground...

CORRECT!

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As Jamesie had predicted, the Rainworth keeper played a blinder with a marvellous quadruple save 1st half, plus the bar was rattled.

Another correct. I also predicted who'd get yelled off the park by our management team! Cool

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Sheffield will be ruing more the chances missed as they picked up their 3rd draw, whilst Jamesie picked up his 3rd consecutive 0-0 (a warning to anyone going to the same game next Saturday....)Wink

Never done four in a row. That's my first three in a row. Seeing as we have a Sunday FA cup tie next weekend, I trust from here till next Saturday will find me trawling for top v bottom games. Oxford City Nomads? Tunstall Town? Who have Winster Wasps got next week Tom? Pirate



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Wiretown.Editor
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Sep 5, 2010, 1:43 AM

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After last weekend's excesses at Wembley I decided to save some 's and stay very local this weekend.

Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two
Greenfield 4 Gaerwen 0
Admission 1.50 by programme (16 pages, half in colour)
Tea bar up and running, tea 80p, hot food available
Attendance about 25 (guess)

Greenfield played some excellent football and thoroughly deserved this, although left it quite late to be certain of the points in thir first league game in the Welsh Alliance. A host of missed chances maant the score could have been quite humiliating for the Anglesey visitors. They contributed to an open game though which was very enjoyable to watch.

No facilites as such here on this brand new (to Greenfield, and me) ground although the playing area is fenced off with wall cladding panels. A good use for such things possibly originating via the clubs sponsor (only an assumption on my part).

Good to see the club continue to issue following their opening effort in the Welsh Cup. A decent effort all round. Good luck to them.

Back home before the classified results on Radio 5. It is not often that happens.

Normality will resume for the rest of September.


pinewoodste
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Sep 5, 2010, 7:58 AM

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Went to Huntingdon Town but a bit confusing finding the ground as there's 2 Kings Ripton Roads. (separated by the A141 & a hedge so no access). We arrived at the incorrect one first but enabled us to see Sapley Playing Field with a few pitches but nothing happening but more importantly for the future we saw Huntingdon Utd RGE's ground where a Cambs League match was due to start at 1500. So we finally arrived at the correct ground in the middle of nowhere & well away from the town centre.

FA Carlsberg Vase 1st Round Qualifying
Huntingdon Town V Mildenhall Town
Score: 1-1 @ 90mins. 2-1 aet. Att: 77 h/c. KO: 1500
Cost: 4 inc 12 page prog.

Weather: Bright but cloudy. Breezy at times & not that warm.

Venue: Jubilee Park, Kings Ripton Road.
After paying you go thru the new looking Football Foundation Clubhouse. This felt more like a hall rather than a football clubhouse. The bar is next to a large food hatch. The large TV had Sky News (yawn) on before game & at h/t. After game walking thru clubhouse was BBC News.

4 floodlight pylons each side. Fully railed & hard standing all round. Ground enclosed by wire fence & bushes so you can't watch for free which helps the club. Plenty of space to develop if required. One side has cover straddling the half-way line. Behind the goal is the clubhouse including overhang & next to this is a large changing room building with a slight overhang. Opposite stand but over the fence were a few other pitches.

No line-ups put up & no tannoy.

Match: Hereward Teamsport United Counties League Div 1 (Step 6) V Ridgeons Eastern Counties League Premier Div (Step 5)
Shots in 1st half 3-13. Despite MT's dominance in possession & shots they weren't that much better than HT & rarely troubled the GK. It was in fact HT who took the lead with the 1st shot of the game on 7mins, 1-0. MT had an effort cleared off the line on 14mins & a long range shot tipped over on 20mins. They were awarded a penalty for handball & this was converted on 28mins, 1-1. The game looked over when HT #2 got his 2nd yellow card (RED) on 43mins.

Shots in 2nd half 2-8. This half was very poor & you would never have guessed that HT were only playing with 10men. MT had most of their chances in the last 10mins but extra time always looked likely.

Shots in extra time 3-6. Thankfully the game perked up & actually was quite exciting at the end. MT broke away on 98mins & the ball was played to the edge of the box & in a great position, but the ball was shot over, what a chance. HT later scored on 108mins, 2-1 to my amazement. More drama as on 110mins MT hit the post & the ball came out & a MT player was eased out of the way & were awarded another penalty. This time MT's #7 missed as the GK saved the penalty on 112mins. Their last chance was on 119mins when the MT GK now playing upfield passed into the box & a shot went just wide. HT got 6 yellow cards, the ref was quick to dish them out at times.

The final whistle blew & the HT players celebrated their 1st ever Vase win in their 6th attempt in this shock win. Our local paper forecasted 1-4 which I agreed with.


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BSYCOB WATCHER
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Sep 5, 2010, 8:36 AM

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It was called off at 11 think one of the teams pulled out?



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1.30pm
Brighton, Hove & District League Premier Division
AFC Falmer Falcons 1 Portslade Athletic 2 att.29
No admission or programme.

Portslade 0-1 up on 9 minutes with a close range header and doubled their lead on 69 minutes when the keeper missed a cross and the ball fell to a forward for an easy finish.
Falcons gave themselves hope with a 25 yard screamer with 3 minutes left and got themselves a penalty 4 minutes into stoppage time, but the keeper saved it.
The ground is in Stanmer Park, across the A27 from Falmer Station. The changing rooms are to the left as you enter, where pitches 1 and 2 are situated. Across the road, to the right, is Pitch 3, where todays game was played, with this pitch running the opposite way to the other two.

3.45pm
Mid Sussex League Premier Division
Old Varndeanians 1 East Grinstead United 2 att.10
No admission or programme.

OV ahead on 14 minutes with a ball over the top that was finished from a tight angle.
1-1 on 21 minutes with a shot across the keeper from the edge of the box. The winner came on 34 minutes with a 25 yard lob.
A very uneventful second half apart from a 60th minute penalty for OV, but once again, a save by the keeper prevented the draw.
OV play on the 3G pitch at Brighton University.

From both grounds today there were views of the new Brighton & Hove Albion ground, which appears to be progressing nicely. Would imagine parking here will be horrendous, being right on the A27 and stuck between Sussex and Brighton Universities, although it is only a 2 minute walk from Falmer Station.



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Sep 5, 2010, 9:32 AM

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March Town United 0-1 Daventry United

FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round, admission with prog 4, bacon bap 1.50 att: 63

Having decided to leave my car at home today and have an easy day on the train rather than scurry around Cleethropes, I had narrowed it down to March or Darlington. A text the previous evening had said ShottonBrian was thinking of March so that made the decision for me and we arranged to meet at Birmingham New Street. I caught the 1007 Manchester to Bournemouth meat wagon to New Street, where Chris1963 was spotted in a hurry, not sure if there was a half price sale at the local vegan shop?

Nice easy journey to March and we wandered to the GBG listed Oliver Cromwell Hotel, for excellent pints of Cottage Brewing's Planet Ale and Tydd Steam's Roadhouse Bitter. Back through the town which seems to have an abundance of chippys, although I did not partake.

March's ground is an absolute belter, a huge wooden stand and one I will be lucky to better this season. There is also cover on the far side however the views from here are not good and also another quirk of the ground is the former greyhound track finish line tower which is now used as the home for the club's resident DJ! I took more snaps than usual at this ground, highly recommend a visit here.

The programme today referred to Daventry Town so they'd obviously got confused about the visitors. Unfortunately neither side were any good and Daventry United, a poor step 5 side, made hard work of a poor step 6 side. I can't see Daventry progressing much further. Thankfully March did not equalise late on as I had a 1731 train to catch!

We were made welcome by the March Dog and he escorted us out of the townWink

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Sep 5, 2010, 9:48 AM

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East Juniors South Division
West Calder United v Spartans, 0-3, H.T. 0-0, Att 75 h/c, Admission 4, No Programmes, Pie and Irn Bru 1.70
at Hermand Park

Couldn't make up my mind what game to go to today . . . but made a reasonable choice in the end. This was my third visit to Hermand Park since West Calder moved from the Burngrange and the new place is growing on me. The club seem to be thriving in their new environs with more people watching them. The ground is perfectly adquate for thir needs with a large covered enclosure on one side.

Spartans are predicted to do well in the South League this season and some of their early season results have been excellent. If they make the step up at the end of the season, as many expect, then they will be playing to bigger crowds and in better facilities than the club's 'first team' in the East of Scotland Senior League.

The first half saw both teams hit the woodwork in a fairly even game. Interestingly the home cognoscenti were less than positive about their team's chances for the second half. "First half team ye ken" . . . "Nae fit enough" . . . . "Yon man's half time team talks must be pure keech". The doubters were proved spot on as Spartans scored three quickfire goals in the first fifteen minutes of the second half. West Calder's lack of pace at the back was cruelly exposed.

Spartans fully deserved their win. The man who pulls the strings for them is the outstanding Kenny Young, a veteran player well into his 30s. He's played senior and junior over the years after starting his career as a youth at Falkirk.

The other highlight was a near fist-fight between the West Calder manager and one of his substitutes, midway through the fiurst half, over the club's selection policy.

Not so long ago West Calder could be relied upon to produce a programme but that stopped some time ago.


sewnapart
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Sep 5, 2010, 9:58 AM

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Selby Town 3-2 Sunderland RCA, FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round
Rigid Group Stadium, Attendance 102 (Hc)
Admission 5, programme 1.50

Selby was reached through taking a coach to Leeds, and then a 19 minute train ride from Leeds (where a few drinks were sampled in the excellent Mr Foleys Cask Ale House). Its then a ten minute walk from the train station around a park and through some of town. The ground itself is a fairly basic but tidy affair, with two banks of seating (one on one side and one behind a goal) and the rest being hard standing. Decent enough social club though, and good pie and peas for 1.60

RCA took an early lead on two minutes, and completely bossed the early stages, and it was a big shock when an innocuous cross was nodded into his own net by their full back 9 minutes later from Selby's first meaningful attack. Not to be outdone, the RCA centre back placed an even better header beyond his own keeper on 24, when all he had to do was leave the cross. Selby were playing some neat football by this stage, but it was just as much a case of RCA looking frequently like shooting themselves in the foot defensively.

On 53 minutes, the RCA defence again capitulated, this time not an own goal, but a poor offside trap allowing the Selby player a clear run through, before chipping into the net. Selby looked content to settle for this, and a grandstand finish was ensured when right at the end of the ninety, RCA pulled one back when a clearance hit one of their players in the face before rebounding straight into the net. Selby probably just about deserved their win, but probably wouldnt have got it without a big helping hand from their visitors


Trevor P
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Sep 5, 2010, 10:19 AM

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ABERAERON 0
Four Crosses 1
Mid Wales League, Division Two
Att : 45
Alban Square Field, Alban Square
Admission : Donation (1.00). Programme : No. Refreshments : No

Aberaeron lost by a single goal for the second consecutive match, but were always in this game and there was very little to choose between the sides. The only goal came after 23 minutes when a glancing header bounced once before drifting inside the keeper's left hand post. There was a very late reaction from the home goalie but his lack of concentration was responsible for the soft scoring effort which should have been saved. The home no. 9, who struggled against the visiting defence because of his lack of height, made up for this by sending a curling shot crashing against the crossbar after 38 minutes with the keeper well beaten. Then Four Crosses almost increased their lead when a goal bound header from a corner was headed off the line by a well positioned defender. The home no. 4 - already warned for having too much to say - was sent off after kicking out at an opponent after 69 minutes and the visiting no. 12 was dismissed for a similar offence in stoppage time.

Alban Square Field is a public recreation ground right in the centre of town. An iron entrance gate set between stone walls provided the main point of entry, although there were several other places where people could come into the ground. A very old turnstile is in place here but was not in use. The pitch, which was bordered by yellow tape attached to small plastic posts, then runs widthways ahead. Sections of portable steel fencing had been arranged behind both goals and there's a children's play facility behind the top goal. Several wooden "park" benches are positioned round the pitch and there are 3 bench/table units at the far end. The ground is surrounded by low hedges with a number of small & medium sized trees growing in front of the hedges. Houses in the square overlook the ground on every side while beyond the far end, sheep fields can be seen on the hillside above the town. There are no dressing-rooms on site and the players use facilities at a school rugby field about 300 yards away before walking to the ground. Drinks afterwards were at "The Black Lion" immediately opposite and this is also where the football club's kit is laundered!

Aberaeron were promoted from the Ceredigion League last season and this was the club's first home league game since advancing to the Mid Wales League. There are long term plans to move to the rugby pitch where, as mentioned, the dressing-rooms are located. This will depend though on development projects there being put in place.

A couple of points which might be of interest to two of our fellow posters :-

There was a procession through the town today celebrating the annual Mackerel Festival when a colourfully painted giant wooden fish was paraded through the streets accompanied by local citizens in a strange mixture of outfits. The fish is subsequently immolated ceremonially. Very weird! What was even weirder was that the guy leading the procession bore an uncanny resemblance to this forum's own "A. Mold". I haven't checked yet to see if Andy has posted anything about his non-footballing sideline. Don't think you can count the match though, despite the fact that the procession did pass by the ground at one point! Photographs to prove this will be available on request after we return from holiday on the 11th.

Making the collection at half time was Aberaeron's own fully kitted out mascot (a bee in yellow & black hoops) so presumably this might present a photo opportunity for Aggedor at some stage!

Two GBG ticks here : "The Harbourmaster" (3 Purple Moose beers) and "The Monachty" which is a Brain's pub. "The Black Lion" had Cottage Southern Bitter as its only real ale. Aberaeron is a very pleasant seaside town with plenty of places to eat & drink and "voyages" across Cardigan Bay are advertised!


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Sep 5, 2010, 10:24 AM

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ABERAERON 0
Four Crosses 1
Mid Wales League, Division Two
Att : 45.
Alban Square Field, Alban Square
Admission : Donation (1.00). Programme : No. Refreshments : No.



Aberaeron were promoted from the Aberystwyth & District League last season and this was the club's first home league game since advancing to the Mid Wales League. There are long term plans to move to the rugby pitch where, as mentioned, the dressing-rooms are located. This will depend though on development projects there being put in place.

No they weren't - they were in the Ceredigion League.


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Sep 5, 2010, 10:24 AM

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Location: Renfrewshire
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Bacup Borough 3 Nostell Miners Welfare 1 (aet)
FA Vase. Entry 5 Programme 1.50p
Attendance: 71 (hc)

Kit Kat, Beer Monster Minor and myself rectified a long standing omission by visiting West View (though not too long an omission on the part of BMM). Kit Kat reassured from his usual anxieties by the certainty of a programme, 3 pages of which consisted of a polemic from long serving manager Brent Peters. 2 of his pages were devoted to the happy subject of Fabio Capello.

Wonderful, ramshackle ground as most will know. Small stand and 2 sections of cover, the one behind the goal half-heartedly 'out of bounds'. Fine views from the side opposite the stand. Clubhouse with Sky and home made pies and jars of pickled cabbage.

Bacup started well, hit the bar then scored on 19 mins. Nostell came back well in second half to equalise, so dooming us to extra time for the 2nd successive saturday. Home team dominated this and scored twice to earn a deserved win. Completed Lancs GBG with a visit to Bashall Eaves on the way home.


Trevor P
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Sep 5, 2010, 10:28 AM

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Location: Dawlish
Team(s): Torquay United/Dawlish United

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Whoops! Apologies for this error. Blame it on being over relaxed before the kick-off!


Red Robbo
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Sep 5, 2010, 10:34 AM

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Location: Stevenage
Team(s): Local football in Herts and Beds

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Letchworth Garden City Eagles (2) 2 v Croxley Guild (0) 1
Herts Senior County League Premier Div.
Adm; nil, prog; 1, 8 pages (good), coffee 60p

A family engagement in the evening saw me stay local on Saturday so a visit to the Eagles in their home debut in the Herts Senior County League fitted in nicely. The promoted sides are all doing well currently occupying three of the top four placings. None more so than Eagles who are sitting at the top of the division after today . A narrow 2-1 victory for the Eagles against the Watford based side. The basis for this victory was set before half time with Eagles taking a 2-0 lead through Mcgennity and former Langford player Robert Groves. Although Croxley pulled one back in the second half with an excellent effort from Alex Butcher. The visitors possession however did not translate into clear cut chances to share the spoils. A mtchday programme is available from the refreshment room and has doubled in size this season from four to eight pages. Match reports, tables and teams are all contained in the colourful publication, good value for 1 and no admission charged. Will visit again this season.



I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes five years in a row.

Games seen in 2016/17: 54
Goals : 214
Goal less draws: 0




acmold
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Sep 5, 2010, 11:21 AM

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Belstone Saturday (0) 2

A.F.C Hertford (0) 2

Herts Co One

Att 23 (Headcount - including a number from Hertford, at least four WAGS)

The programme states Belstone Saturday in big letters, not sure if that is their offical title or not. AFC Hertford maybe well be Hertford Town Reserves, so plenty for the pendants, PC's and "do reserves count men" to mull over. The Herts League with two drop outs already this term, a number of groundsharers / movers, sudo 2nd XI's, one off programmes, plus the do I count Goffs Oak debate must be giving some travellers a torrid time.

Many have been to Medburn Ground, Watling Street, on the club notice board there is a copy of MBT from the FT and a programme review from Programme Monthly. Some say it is a long walk from Radlett Station though it's not one Julia Bradbury would make a programme about and I'm sure Chris would consider it a doddle, it appears to be a very boring one and half mile trek down a Roman Road.

The ground is very good for step 8 - photo's at http://picasaweb.google.com/...dhop/BelstoneHertsCo#

The game was very good, Belstone should have scored early doors, twice really. As the game went on Hertford came back into it. 0-0 at half-time.

The ref and the two linos had drinks on the patio at half-time. They all had good games, infact the ref kicked the game off a tad before three, had 12 minutes for half-time and even with injury time the game was over by 4.46pm. The lady in the bar doing the drinks for the players was slightly put out saying most games kick-off at five past three and usually don't finish much before five. One homester was warned by the referee for telling the linesman to lose weight.

The second period saw Hertford get on top and when they made it 2-0 after 64 minutes it looked like the fat lady was warming up. The homesters then scored in the 82nd and 90th minute to get a draw, which was a fair result. Looking at various stats AFC have had 9 or 10 goal scorers already this season, though some will go when their 7-0 victory over Allenburys is taking out of said stats, strangly many of them did not play yesterday !. Man of the match was Hertford's Masangu Mweteminwa who was commanding at the back and when he was knocked out after getting hit full in the face by a volley he just got up shook his head for a second or two and got on with things. His team tended to call him Mason.

The clubhouse which was not really used by the spectators is the first I have come across that did not sell Bitter, we only sell Lager as there is no call for Bitter in these parts !. A lager Shandy was 3, Coffee was 1 for a mug, Crisps 50p. Admission was 2 but I think I may have been the only person to pay anything. Very nice helpful people.


acmold
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Sep 5, 2010, 11:29 AM

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Reference the Tardis; Dave`s car showed the date 23/02/00 and the time was 12 hours and 8 minutes out; his satnav showed the time six minutes earlier than it was; nevertheless a good day out in good company.



Was this a general thing yesterday my Statnav was all over the shop. It got lost in Watford and then would work for ages on the way home.


paulh66
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Sep 5, 2010, 11:32 AM

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Location: Surrey
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Belstone Saturday (0) 2

A.F.C Hertford (0) 2

Herts Co One

The clubhouse which was not really used by the spectators is the first I have come across that did not sell Bitter, we only sell Lager as there is no call for Bitter in these parts !. A lager Shandy was 3, Coffee was 1 for a mug, Crisps 50p. Admission was 2 but I think I may have been the only person to pay anything. Very nice helpful people.


Ironic given that St Albans - the birthplace of CAMRA and home to numerous excellent real ale pubs - is only a couple of miles away Crazy


Steve (MUFC)
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Sep 5, 2010, 11:37 AM

Posts: 493
Location: Stamford Brook
Team(s): Maidenhead United, Arsenal, Partick Thistle, Polonia Warsaw

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Maidenhead United 0 Bromley 2 (0)
Blue Square Bet South
Attendance 410
Admission Comp (Adult 10)
Programme Comp (1)
Pint of Stella Artois (3.05)

Very happy to say non league day was a great success by any measure.

Yesterday's attendance - 410 (season best)
Previous home game attendance - 307 (St Albans on Bank Holiday Monday)
Attendance on the same weekend last season - 240
Attendance against the same opponents last season - 276

More detail here:
http://educatedleftfoot.blogspot.com/2010/09/what-day-for-non-league.html



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