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buncranaboy
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:30 PM

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Welsh Alliance : Gwalchmai 1 Llanberis 1. Att 80. Admission £3; Programme £1

Filled the car with Leo, although KYM and "Trevor" Sparrow also managed to squeeze in and we didn't need to make a game-checking call once Veteran had pronounced that the entire fixture list for the Welsh Alliance was going ahead. Brief pauses en route at an A55 wagon for delicious bacon baps followed by a GBG pit-stop at Menai Bridge, it was onto the now-bypassed village of Gwalchmai in the middle of Anglesey. Don't arrive here too early for a match as it's a pretty grim place. The local pub (on the old A5) looked forbidding too but the locals were pleasant enough.
A decent turnout included a number of this site's posters including Wiretown Ed and Wiretown Kid, AndyD, Mick and the Hotchkiss twins. Located behind a council estate cul-de-sac, it's a gem of a ground for this level with three separate stands; no seats - each provides cover over steps of terracing although it must be said that the view from two of them would be severely hindered by ridiculously placed large dugouts. Plenty of parking, plenty of programmes and food choices including sausage rolls and (boiled) hotdogs and burgers with a range of hot drinks. All very efficient indeed. And the weather was mild as well giving us views back to snow-capped Snowdonian peaks. All we needed was a decent game.
For which we really should have gone somewhere else. These two are in the bottom 5 of the division and it wasn't hard to see why. After a bright opening for the homesters, Llanberis took command and were well worth a 29th minute lead. Early in the second half, Gwalchmai were reduced to ten. As the pitch got heavier Llanberis weren't good enough to make the man advantage count and we had a slogfest during which a fine equaliser was netted. A fair result I guess in heavy conditions but a very favourable impression was given by the club.


LeedsPhil
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:36 PM

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Buckie Rovers 2-5 New Elgin
Scottish Juniors North, Div 1
1.30pm to 3.15pm; Merson Park, Buckpool, Buckie, Moray.
£3. Doesn't issue. Teabar though.

Determined not to have a third-straight tickless Saturday, I drove up from Aberdeen for the ONLY surviving fixture in any of the three Scottish Junior districts.
No risk of it being off - atop a cliff overlooking the sea, it was windy but mild with no trace of any snow or ice whatsoever and the pitch in perfect condition. What has all the fuss been about?!
Had a good chat with the gateman, who informed me they only get a crowd of 10 and it's a struggle to keep going. He's even from 30 miles away, continuing to volunteer at the club even after his own son's playing career for them finished. Players can claim expenses "but don't".
Surely there'd be a good turn-out of neutrals to boost the coffers today...
Nope! A pathetic 11 - usual 10, + me. Where were the rest of you, supposedly all desperate for a match?
An excellent match - best £3's-worth I've had in a long time.
Against the run of play, Rovers were 2-1 ahead, but ultimately lost 2-5, some of the New Elgin goals being crackers from distance / well-rehearsed set-pieces.

Buckie Thistle's floodlights are visible in the distance, coming on in time for their 3pm Highland League fixture (one of only two to survive).
Perhaps Rovers might get a few more paying customers if the days they're both at home they kick-off a bit earlier to allow a double-header...


grumpydwarf
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:39 PM

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SOUTHERN LEAGUE-CENTRAL DIVISION NORTHWOOD 0 HITCHIN TOWN 7

Admission-£8 Attendance-168 (including at least 40 from Hitchin) Programme-£2 Temperature- between 7 and 9 degrees!!

If you concede a goal after 27 seconds against the league leaders you know you are in for a tough afternoon. And so it proved for Northwood, their new manager and 5 new players. To be brutal the visitors could have notched double figures, such was their overall superiority in all departments; although Northwood did create three very good chances. The ground itself was difficult to find down Chestneut Avenue, having turned first into a fitness club (big mistake for me), and even bigger mistake when I drove into the local crematorium. When located the ground had seen better days but there was more than enough seating and covered accomodation for a club at this level. 2 new Weatherspoons ticked in Rickmansworh and Northwood Hills on the way there and straight back afterwards!!!! Just North Greenford and AFC Totton (new ground) to recomplete the league.


stingray
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:41 PM

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SOUTHERN LEAGUE CENTRAL
Atherstone Town 1-2 Leighton Town
Admission £7.00 Programme (abysmal) £1.50 Pie £2.00 Vegetable soup 60p

Not the best of starts, going a goal down after two minutes, but we rallied and looked none the worse for our enforced lay-off.

Attendance was only 130 - very disappointing by their standards.



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55 goals in 15 games
£150.75 spent


zebedee
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:53 PM

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Llandudno Junction 1-1 Bethesda Athletic (Welsh Alliance Division One)

A couple of months ago I had noticed that, due to the mass relegation from the Cymru Alliance last summer, I have seen quite a few clubs in the Welsh Alliance despite never actually seeing a match in the league. Today I remedied that by getting the train to Llandudno Junction, a small town that grew up where the North Wales mainline and Llandudno branch line meet. The Flyover ground is a couple of minutes walk from the station and occupies a corner of the local recreation ground. There is a small stand which has a metal grill fronting that can be closed over between games, presumably to discourage ne'er do wells from damaging the facilities. Other than the stand, the only cover is a small area behind a goal and next to the enterance. Hot drinks, food and sweets are available from the club canteen. All in all its not a bad place to spend an afternoon, if a bit noisy due to the nearby main road.

The game saw Bethesda start strongly and they took the lead through a good breakway move after around ten minutes. Bethesda continued to play well and looked the better side for much of the first half. In the second half Junction were on top but couldn't find a goal, although they did hit the post once. As the match entered the dying minutes Bethesda looked like they were going to secure a valuable win, but their goalkeeper dropped the ball at a crucial point and a goalmouth scramble led to an equaliser. The home side nearly found a winner in stoppage time, but the ball bounced off the crossbar, and so both teams got a probably deserved point.


hotchkiss
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Dec 11, 2010, 8:54 PM

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                            Welsh Aliance Division One GWALCHMAI [0] 1 LLANBERIS [ 1] 1 Admission ; £3 Programme; £1 [Excellant sold out by 1.30pm] Attendance;80 With many area's snowed off or waterlogged it was good to see an excellant match between two even sides on a heavy pitch. Gwalchmai came from behind to equalise after having a player sent off for a proffessional foul. The ground is at the back of what looks like a council estate . On the far side is two small covered standing areas and one identical stand on the near touchline .The dug outs are positioned in front of two of the stands,which is unusual . We stoped off on the way to look at the Penmaenmar Phoenix ground which is just off the A55 .Not the pitch which is visible but one at the back.It looks a pleasant ground with a cover behind the one goal.


prorege
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:00 PM

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Scottish Premier League
Hearts v Aberdeen, 5-0, H.T. 2-0, Att 13434, Admission £22, Programme £3
at Tynecastle Park

Off hand I'm not sure how many Hearts v Aberdeen games I've seen down the years . . . but this is the poorest Aberdeen side I've ever witnessed. Devoid of inspiration, lacking in skill and rock-bottom in confidence, new manager Craigie Broon must wonder what he has taken on.

Two-down within ten minutes, the Dons could have been four behind by half time. Hearts scored three after the break without really breaking sweat. They'll not have an easier 90 minutes all season.

Cash gates in operation at the away end but only for the higher-priced £22 tickets for the upper seats. Home fans get the option of £16 tickets for the lower areas. I took the train for this one as Tynecastle is not the best ground for parking. This allowded me to watch the ICT v Rangers match in the pub at Haymarket before heading to Tynecastle.

I sat with the Dons fans, some of whom left after ten minutes. From the Dons perspective they probably did the right thing. From a neutral viewpoint the main interest was in how many goals Hearts could be bothered to score.

The atmosphere at Tynecastle is usually good but I thought it was a bit muted today. Perhaps it was just too easy for the Hearts fans to get excited.


Veteran
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:12 PM

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Bristol Premier Combination Division 1 Olveston United 2 Made for Ever 0. Varying crowd approx 17.

Had the Welsh Alliance up my sleeve once they posted that all games but one were on, but shortly afterwards got a "no worries" text from the Olveston secretary and headed there instead. He also advised they don't do programmes any more, so this venue will no longer interest paper chasers.

The Bristol Combination is quite neglected in hopping circles, perhaps because some of its grounds are merely urban parks. However there are also some very pleasant rural grounds, and this is certainly one of them. Situated just north of Bristol itself the ground is actually in Old Down, which is between Olveston and (confusingly) Alveston. It is actually a multi use venue, with the cricket ground behind the clubhouse and tennis courts also in evidence. The very smart clubhouse was rebuilt in 2000 and has a reasonable sized bar (no hot drinks the only black mark today). It also has a verandah in front which would provide more than adequate cover for the sort of crowd they got today. The ground is by the side of the road and from this side you could get a glimpse of the Severn Bridge which is not all that far away.

The fully railed pitch was clearly comfortably playable, although it was a little hard below the surface, and also slightly sticky in places which didn't make for good football. Olveston started very well and missed several chances before a perfectly placed free kick after 35 minutes went in off the angle of post and bar. They added another very early in the second half and the game fizzled out as the visitors, who had looked quite lively in their few first half forays, seemed to lose heart.

Afterwards drove past nearby Almondsbury UWE with a view to watching their second half (but not counting it before anybody asks !) but the game was off and the large puddles in the middle of the pitch clearly showed why !


andysanktpauli
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:14 PM

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FA Vase 3rd round
Stanway Rovers 0 Stansted 1
adm £7 incl prog
att 80 est

After 20 days without a game,it was good to get back on board again with
a fairly decent Vase game at The Hawthorns.

Stansted took the lead after 26mins with their no.7-who looked impressive
throughout-following a neat move.

The hosts started the second half better and despite numerous penalty area
scrambles the just couldn't put one away,whilst Stansteds' no.7 should have
made the scorline greater after he missed 3 decent chances in the second half.

The game finished on a bit of an ugly note as after a scramble from a last-minute
corner,there was a brawl by the goalmouth and some idiot in an Ipswich Town jacket
reached over the barrier and grabbed the Stansted skipper by the throat,hope that
was noticed by relevant parties as he did the home club no favours at all,after calm
was restored the Stansted skipper was yellow carded much to the chagrin of half
a dozen locals who should know better by their ages.

But Stansted held on for a deserved win on the day and now face a long journey to
Bodmin in round 4.



Grounds Visited; 977

Last ground, Peckham Town, Menace Arena
Peckham Town 3 Metrogas 0

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benjiman
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:15 PM

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League 1

Sheffield Wednesday 6-2 Bristol Rovers

Att.19242

Admission - £21
Programme - £3

Rovers defence was awful, Wednesday weren't a great deal better, it could have ended 12-5. Great match to watch though as (kind of) a neutral. Hillsborough is a lovely big classic looking old ground and I was very glad I took this opportunity to visit.



Last Game

Highland League

Fort William 1-4 Wick Academy


SUFCEssex
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:19 PM

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League 2

Burton 3 Southend 1

Add £13 Att:- 2604

yet another woeful display by Southend. Conference here we come.



Aldershot have already booked one relegation place, you'll have to fight for the other!

i'd like to the current southend team fight for something as at the moment we are heading out the league without even a whimper.


rambler77
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:28 PM

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Everton 0-0 Wigan Athletic
FA Premier League

Admission: £30 (Gwladys Street - Lower Tier)
Programme: £3
Attendance:didn't do a head count!!!!

Poor game and not a good advert for the supposed "best league in the world". A friend of mine bought me the ticket and all I had to do was pick him up from Burton train station and drive us there and back. Easy run both ways with the M6 behaving itself and parked in Walton Hall Park (£4.50) which is around 3/4 mile to Goodison Park.

On this evidence both sides will struggle - Wigan were content to try and catch Everton on the counter attack, who themselves despite having a greater percentage of chances and possession lacked a cutting edge and creative spark. Anchiebe got some serious stick from the home fans when he came on for Pienaar. The game was spoiled at time by Wigan's delaying tactics at goal kicks, throw-inns etc with gk Ali Al Habsi particuarly guilty.



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Loiner
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:36 PM

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Had to make do with another 3G for my tick today as most of my needs on the M1 corridor were off.
Nottingham United 1 v FC Samba 3 (aet).
Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup 3rd round.
2.30 pm start at Gresham which has been covered a few times recently.
No admission or programme. Attendance c20 inc. 7 hoppers.

Samba went ahead in the 4 th minute and held the upper hand in the first half. Nottingham equalised on 75 mins with a break away. Both sides had chances, but we went to extra time with the temperature dropping. Samba got one after 95 mins and secured the tie a minute from the end when the home 'keeper let the ball through his hands and it trickled over the line. The Notts Alliance side deserved their victory.


Ramsgate
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:51 PM

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75. Saturday 11 December 2010 Ė Combined Counties League
Molesey (white/black/black) 3-2 Egham Town (red/red/red)
My first choice game was the FA Vase contest between Verwood Town and Torpoint Athletic. Unfortunately that game was called off early in the morning, which in effect freed up my afternoon. I thought Iíd have another crack at the Metropolitan Police, but on second thoughts ventured around the corner to Molesey. I settled down to watch the home side win a close game, a slightly dramatized version of war and peace. Molesey went two goals up after 27 minutes, but Egham Town managed to get going just before half time. They reduced the arrears by one and should have scored twice more, but they wasted both chances. After the interval, Molesey were quick off the mark restoring their two goal lead, but a moment of stupidity from a Molesey defender ended his afternoon 30 minutes early. Not only did he commit a blatant foul, but also kicked his opponent, an offence the referee couldn't miss and didnít. Egham Town had every opportunity to turn the game around, but instead of playing football they became embroiled in the aftermath of the sending off. They picked up several bookings and then harangued the referee once too often. The referee, quite correctly, reached for his red card and the dismissal brought some calm to the last five minutes. Egham Town worked a corner kick, which was hooked in from six yards and could have equalised in the last minute, but had three players offside, as Molesey just held on.


Steveb
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:53 PM

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B &B INTER CUP
ASTON CLINTON 1 WALTON COURT WANDERERS 1(AET)
ASTON WON 4 - 1 ON PEN
GATE 35
WALTON COURT WERE JUST A BUNCH OF C..TS HIDING BE HIND THERE COLOUR REF DID VERY WELL BUT SAID AFTER THE GAME IF HE DID ANYTHING TO UPSET THEM IT MIGHT START A FREE FOR ALL AND HE WAS SCARED WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO HIM AFTER THE GAME.


What nonsenseMad If the ref was scared to upset then how come he gave Aston Clinton a dubious penalty which allowed them an equaliser, then disallowed what would have been a last minute (of extra tme) winner for Walton Court on the strength of an offside flag from the home club linesman?

I was expecting an easy home win, and an early journey home with a 1.30 kick off, but Aston Clinton failed to take several early chances and Walton Court, who play alognside Aston's reserves in the Aylesbury League, grew in confidence. Suspect this game highlights how poor the Spartan South Midlands Division Two is rather than the strength of the Aylesbury League. I expected a disappointing ground and that's what I got. Pitch not even roped off, although I guess it's not a requirement for cup matches. Before this game I went to:

Premier Academy League
Milton Keynes Dons U18 1 Coventry City U18 1 (att 30)
No prog/teamsheet
Coventry should have won this, but having taken an early lead they failed to get a second goal and were caught out by a second half equaliser. Not the greatest of games in terms of quality, but with the outcome in the balance it was entertaining at least.
MK Dons use the Milton Keynes Sports Club in Woughton-on-the-Green as both their training ground and youth venue. No problems getting in here, it's really just a public park and several spectators were exercising their dogs. The pitch is a fair walk from the changing rooms, roped on the near side for spectators, with dugouts and a scaffolding for a video camera on the far side.




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muzza2
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Dec 11, 2010, 9:59 PM

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Burton Albion 3-1 Southend United
Maghoma 37, Prosser 45+2 (o.g.), Webster 56: Sturrock 50
League Two

Just 1 point separated the two sides coming into the game as both sides brushed off the cob webs after last weeks postponements to meet for the very first time. Southend are on a worrying run of form winning just 1 out of the last 10 games in all competitions while Burton have also slipped in the league of late but will have been buoyed by a fine victory over Chesterfield in the FA Cup a fortnight ago.

Neither side started very well with possession being regularly exchanged but Aaron Webster was first to close as he struck a 25 yard volley marginally wide the target with Glenn Morris struggling to get across. Burton had a great chance to open the scoring on 13 minutes as James Collins hung a foot out in order to go down under the challenge of Graham Coughlan just inside the penalty area. Collins confidently stepped up for the penalty but fired well wide of the upright. Webster was next to go close as a cross by Andy Corbett found him in the area but Webster could only shoot straight at Morris. A superb passing move involving John McGrath, Scott Malone and Aaron Webster then set up Collins but the young striker scuffed across goal and out for a goal kick. Burton took the lead with 8 minutes of the half to go as an excellent ball from Jacques Maghoma found Malone who crossed just out of the reach of Collins, Russ Penn picked up the loose ball and squared for Maghoma who smashed home from around 15 yards. Maghoma continued to torment the Southend defence and was unlucky to see a long range effort sail a fraction wide of the post. Just as Southend appeared that they would go in for the break just 1 goal down a Scott Malone free kick from the right was flicked past his Morris by Luke Prosser.

HT 2-0


Southend briefly improved and had their first decent effort of the game within 2 minutes of the restart and on 50 minutes pulled a goal back with a deft flicked header by substitute Blair Sturrock from Ryan Hallís free kick from the left. Southend had a great chance to draw level shortly after as Barry Corr broke through on goal but Adam Legzdins made a good block. Burton dealt Southend a blow shortly after though as another nice passing move found Webster who ran at the defence and curled a lovely effort into the top corner of Morrisí net. The goal drained confidence out of the visitors and Burton started to turn on the style with Penn driving low and wide of the target after good link up work between Maghoma and Collins. Shaun Harrad went close to scoring a 4th as he cut between two defenders and fired low but Morris got down well to save.


FT 3-1
Burton werenít at their best but did produce some excellent moves at times and looked the better side for all bar a 10 minute spell at the start of the 2nd half. Southend were very poor and lacked the ability to create goalscoring chances.



Games 780.5 (5) - Grounds - 214 (1) - Teams 397 (2)


Sale Holmfield
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Dec 11, 2010, 10:01 PM

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I wouldn't normally post a report of an Altrincham game, but as it was the club's first visit to the Tameside Stadium for a competitive match, although not my own, and as this match had an unusual finish...

FA Trophy 1st Round Curzon Ashton v Altrincham match abandoned at half time score 2-1 Att 350-400 (250-300 away supporters) Admission £7, programme sold out despite arriving earlyMad

After the good news that this game actually was going ahead, we end up with another game to fit in (on Tuesday, half price admission, it seems).

Curzon went ahead on 8 minutes with a direct shot from a free kick from their captain, David Birch, and had much of the pressure for the earliest part of the first half. They didn't seem too technically proficient, but certainly showed much more desire for the ball than Altrincham's mis-hitters. Curzon could have gone a few goals further ahead, but then Altrincham came into the game and had lots of pressure, but only got one shot on target. However, after all this pressure, Curzon went further ahead on the break through a goal from Edghill on 40.

It was already apparent at this stage that not only had the floodlights gone off at the ground, all the streetlights and house lights were off in the surrounding area, so that when Mark Beesley bundled one in on 45+2, the more pressing question was whether the game would restart.

It didn't, so at 4:20 we trudged back to the town centre past houses in darkness, or where candles were lit in front rooms, ready to do it all again on Tuesday. I just have a feeling that the abandonment might deprive Curzon of a famous giantkilling.

Pre match beers in the Caledonia on Warrington Street for Robinsons Mr Scrooge, and the Witchwood (a well known music venue and free house on Old Street), where I had Phoenix Honey Bee, before repairing to the Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar, a touch earlier than expected, after the game.


totallyuntamed
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Dec 11, 2010, 10:02 PM

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Also at Harlow Town v Woking FA Trophy First Round. Attendance 351. Thought that £9 to get in for a team at Step 5 was ridiculous and £2.50 for the programme about a pound too much.
Was very impressed with the ground and in particular the main stand which was elegant and capacious. The covered terracing opposite was also quite impressive. Woking definitely eased off in the second half after they felt the hard work was done but Harlow weren't good enough to take advantage. They did have a shot cleared off the line just before half time which may well have influenced the rest of the game if it had gone in, butalways had something in hand.
As it was two goals from the impressive Elvis Hammond were enough to clinch victory. Interestingly Woking fielded Lee Sawyer who less than two years ago was playing (with a singular lack of success) for Coventry City where he was on loan from Chelsea.



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Phil21
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Dec 11, 2010, 10:12 PM

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Season ticket holder

Sheffield Wednesday 6 Bristol Rovers 2.


RRYFS
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Dec 11, 2010, 10:35 PM

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Wessex League Premier Division

Romsey Town 1 Hamworthy United 3

In: £5.50
Prog: £1.50 (Nicely presented 16 pages with few ads, but they ought to get more ads & only charge £1)
Bovril: 80p
Crowd: No idea - (you'ld have to walk all round counting people individually to do a h/c)

This was my 13th new ground this season - only 1 was midweek, and as I only managed 14 in the whole of last season, I was quite pleased. I rather liked Romsey - there is something quaint and faded, if rather tatty about it. I drove in and the guy on the gate asked if I was there for the football or the Christmas trees! As it was the football, I had to pay £5.50. The car park is large, but the Xmas tree salesmen had a chunk of it, complete with generator, fairy lights in the trees and a chain saw to cut the ends off the trunks. They did a lot of business during the game. Anyway, if you drove past them, the large muddy puddle and patch of ice, there was plenty of room at one end. Parked behind the goal you could happily watch from the car in bad weather. Along the car park side is a corrugated iron fence behind the dugouts and a small modern covered metal standing area. Opposite is a small stand with seats. The clubhouse, changing, tea bar, hospitality, etc are contained in a somewhat ramshackle collection of buildings to the right of the car park gate. Tea bar had a varied food menu as well as drinks, and the club house which was warm and welcoming had a TV (BBC), 6 dart boards and a christmas tree - some patrons didn't leave it during the game!
Pitch was not good with one especially muddy goal area, but can't have been that bad as we scored all our goals at that end. (Splodge says pitch looked awful in September!). First half was quite competitive. Hammers should have scored from a one on one in the first minute, but then both sides had chances and it was quite an entertaining 0-0 at half time. Second half started much the same, but in the 69th minute Hammers scored twice. First was an excellent free kick which struck the post for the rebound to be put in, and almost straight from the kick off a quick break down the left and good cross could have been met by any of four attackers tearing into the area. Within 4 minutes it was 3 after another quick break out of defence. Hammers then switched off, made their substitutions and after some minutes of pressure Romsey got a consolation in stoppage time.
I was really happy to get back to the Wessex after the Southern Premier rubbish last Saturday, and I wasn't disappointed.


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Dec 11, 2010, 10:37 PM

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Waltham Forest 2 Enfield Town 3
Ryman Division One (North)


What a strange game football is?? Forest were 2-0 on 86 mins and looking at only a second victory of the season. Town scored a penalty in on 86, a scrambled goal on 89 and a crisp finish on 96 mins to turn the game round...

Crazy game!!!

match report and some of the goals on http://www.thecoldend.blogspot.com


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Dec 11, 2010, 10:50 PM

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Leeds Carnegie FC 1 Staveley MW 4
FA Vase 3rd Round
Admission £5, Programme £1

Advertised as definitely on, without the need for an inspection, then I took the ultra safe option of a nearby re-visit. The pitch was perfectly playable as well, as looked Beeston which I called in at en route -this of course had been called off by the zealots at Leeds City Council.
It seems that no matter what competition Carnegie play at they are ok up to a point -technically sound but lacking that extra edge, especially physically. Staveley led by one at the break courtesy of a softish penalty but were always very comfortable thereafter.


LondonBuck
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Dec 11, 2010, 10:52 PM

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Team(s): AFC Telford Utd, Witham T, Folkestone Invicta, Gillingham, Woking, Fisher.

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MOTD in the Worthing area Sly
@ CULVER ROAD!
LANCING 1 WITHAM TOWN 1 (4-2 AET) Frown
FA VASE 3RD Round

Sussex v Essex at the County HQ Cool
New facilities have been constructed here since my last visit. The large old stand has gone, replaced by a smart brick built one with 4 rows of padded red seats Cool and a covered standing section adjacent to the clubhouse exit which is part of the same new building. Very impressive but the wall is a little high and blocks the view from some seats as do the floodlight pylons also, not a problem for the average size crowd however, which today was given as 158.
Admission £6
Programme £1 (black & white photocopied issue)
This was without doubt a fantastic cup tie!
Both teams evenly matched in the first half which finished 1-1 then Witham absolutely murdered Lancing for most of the second period when half their team fell down injured as they struggled to keep up and the other half were booked by the referee who was at times very generous to the away side I have to admit Shocked despite all this and throwing everything including the kitchen sink at Lancing, Witham could not find the perfect shot to beat the home keeper Frown and the match went to extra time.
At this point I was thinking it was not meant to be and sure enough it was Lancing that scored from a rebound off the post Mad then added another, at which point Witham then scored! Crazy
Further pressure did not produce a deserved equaliser and a break at the other end added a 4th for the Sussex side to finish a fine afternoons entertainment.
A great shame as the best side lost but that often happens in football
Unsure
A special mention for Witham number 7 Sam Taylor who beat numerous players with his pace, skill and effort throughout, the next Cody McDonald possibly? Smile



645 GROUNDS - Cranleigh (61/92)
583 WETHERSPOONS - Willenhall
2 WETHERSPOONS HOTELS - Ripon


LondonBuck
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Dec 11, 2010, 11:01 PM

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FA Vase 3rd round
Stanway Rovers 0 Stansted 1
adm £7 incl prog
att 80 est

After 20 days without a game,it was good to get back on board again with
a fairly decent Vase game at The Hawthorns.

Stansted took the lead after 26mins with their no.7-who looked impressive
throughout-following a neat move.

The hosts started the second half better and despite numerous penalty area
scrambles the just couldn't put one away,whilst Stansteds' no.7 should have
made the scorline greater after he missed 3 decent chances in the second half.

The game finished on a bit of an ugly note as after a scramble from a last-minute
corner,there was a brawl by the goalmouth and some idiot in an Ipswich Town jacket
reached over the barrier and grabbed the Stansted skipper by the throat,hope that
was noticed by relevant parties as he did the home club no favours at all,after calm
was restored the Stansted skipper was yellow carded much to the chagrin of half
a dozen locals who should know better by their ages.

But Stansted held on for a deserved win on the day and now face a long journey to
Bodmin in round 4.

LaughLaughLaugh



645 GROUNDS - Cranleigh (61/92)
583 WETHERSPOONS - Willenhall
2 WETHERSPOONS HOTELS - Ripon


LondonBuck
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Dec 11, 2010, 11:04 PM

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League 2

Burton 3 Southend 1

Add £13 Att:- 2604

yet another woeful display by Southend. Conference here we come.

LaughLaughLaugh



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583 WETHERSPOONS - Willenhall
2 WETHERSPOONS HOTELS - Ripon

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