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mick
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Dec 12, 2010, 8:56 PM

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Yes Mick there were about 20 hoppers at the Welsh Cup game on Nov 6th v Port Talbot .


Yes, if I hadn't been on Tricky's Polish Tours I could well have been there myself that day.


fitbadaft
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Dec 12, 2010, 9:10 PM

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Newcastle Utd 3 Liverpool 1
admisson £40 Prog £3
att 50k plus, seemed pretty full


Also at this one. Originally booked an early train as soon the 5.30 kick off was announced in October in the hope of a non league game before. In the end nothing on so it was an afternoon on the lash and many thanks to Sm1d for leading 4 travelling reds around some of Newcastle's highlights!! Smile

Good to have Newcastle back on the fixture list.

As for the result it was exactly what I expected.


Tring's no 1
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Dec 12, 2010, 9:12 PM

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Tring Athletic 1 Dunstable Town 6
FA Vase 3rd Round
Adm:£5 Prog:£1

Driving to the Grass Roots Stadium my car's temp gauge registered an almost balmy 8c.The ground is in Cow Lane just on the outskirts of the town,close to the junction with the A41.The site has Tring Rugby Club adjacent & also incorporates the Tring Rackets Club facility close to the car park.
The pitch looked in superb condition & held up well throughout the game.I was quite impressed with the venue for this level, which includes a wooden stand (The David Evans Stand) as well as a large wooden framed clubhouse where i happened to see Tring's most infamous resident,none other than former 'top' referee Graham Poll in attendance.
With the home side flying high (Currently 2nd) in the South Mids Prem,i expected a routine win against their mid table opposition.But such are the joys of cup football i ended up witnessing Dunstable giving them a real lesson in counter attacking football & finishing. The score being 1-2 at half time,the away side ran riot in the second half with some real classy goals.One was due to a goalkeeping error.I hope it wasn't fellow forum poster 'Tring's No.1' who was today's custodian!



On the bench yesterday - pretty much perfect conditions for a game. Would love to have played, but in hindsight, an unused sub was probably the best result!

A poor display from us. Pulling a goal back just before half time should have been the catalyst to pile on the pressure down the slope. The individual mistakes we made were punished by Dunstable who seem to be a bit of a bogey side for Tring. Most teams would have sat back on their lead & be happy with 3 or 4 but I can't take anything away from their win.

Need to pick outselves up for league leaders Chalfont St Peter who visit on Tuesday. Chalfont lost their 100% record on Saturday so will also have a point to prove. Could be a cracker (cue nil nil bore draw!)


eesti7
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Dec 12, 2010, 9:25 PM

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League Two

Macclesfield 2 Gillingham 4

Attendance 1,507
Admission £18
Programme £2.50


Three away wins in a row for Gillingham after 18 months without a win on the road. And I've seen every one, the run coinciding with me doing 3 consecutive Gills away games for the first time in years.

Macclesfield is a mighty fine town for a pub crawl. Went to six in total, the best of which were the Waters Green Tavern (six guest beers, miserable - but very entertaining - landlady/barmaid, two minutes from the station), The Prince of Wales (aquarium at eye level in the urinals to help you while away the time, plus Roary the Macclesfield Town mascot was serving behind the bar when we left), and the Railway View (cosy pub 10 minutes from the ground, open fire, guest beers, pies... what more could you want?)

Moss Rose is a splendid little ground, a nice mix of seats and terracing, managing three sides of each. Gills fans were in the new stand as the away terrace was closed. At half-time I wandered up the back to peer into what I thought was an executive box. In fact it was the staff kitchen and the club offices were next door, also with a nice view of the stadium!

As for the game, well... it's only the 2nd time I've seen Gills score four away from home and it could have been more. Gills, mainly thanks to Peterborough loanees Whelpdale and Charlie Lee, who are far too good for League Two, have been transformed in recent weeks. I just hope we can keep it up when they go back to London Road.

All in all, a great day out!


Steelback
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Dec 12, 2010, 9:58 PM

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League Two

Macclesfield 2 Gillingham 4

Attendance 1,507
Admission £18


£18 to watch Macclesfield Town?????? Crazy no wonder there was only 1,500 there!!



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Wiretown.Editor
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Dec 13, 2010, 12:31 AM

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

...A decent turnout included a number of this site's posters including Wiretown Ed and Wiretown Kid, AndyD, Mick and the Hotchkiss twins. ...

Something that keeps puzzling me is that nearly every 'Where did you go' thread seems to contain an innocuous match where 'loads of hoppers' were there. Why do hoppers all seem to be attracted to the same obscure match, even when it's not a new ground or have any point of interest? How do you all know to go to the same game? (I don't mean those of you who meet up and are in contact). eg, did you ring Wiretown Ed and Kid etc or did they just happen to be there?


Indeed it was quite by chance, apart from Andy D who drove this time and naturally Wiretown Kid, who was quite amused when I said he had been mentioned on here, although I don't recall him ever being called that before. Chance it was of course as far as heading for better weather permits and it was one of an ever decreasing number in North Wales we both need. They were the last at Step 3 for me personally.


burgesshillbee
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Dec 13, 2010, 12:38 AM

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Ferring 1 v 2 Broadbridge Heath Sussex County FL Div 3 Admission inc prog £2 Tea/Coffee 60p

As i was going out in the evening i needed an early Kick Off or somewhere local. plan A was to go to Norton Sports but firstly Henfield Bee cried off and then when i went to get the new ground details of the internet i found we did not have access to the internet and BT advised they were upgrading our Broadband and so it might be 48 hours before it was up and running. so Plan B it was and the short drive to Ferring whose ground is approx 15 to 20 minutes walk from Goring Station and there are buses which stop near the ground, whose address is Greystoke road, but only has a very small car park whre the youth centre is and limited parking in Greystoke Road, However Rife Road runs alongside the ground and there is also parking available in the road here. The ground is railed off and has a small covered stand that could hold approx 50 people and there is a small clubhouse selling hot and cold drinks and crisps etc plus lager and bottled ales, but no hot food was available. A reasonable game was won by Broadbridge Heath whose first goal just before half time was a cross that flew into the far corner. they scored again midway through the second half and then missed a couple of golden opportunites to extend their lead before Ferrinf scored a fine goal with about 10 minutes to go.


Sm1d
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Dec 13, 2010, 5:33 AM

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Newcastle Utd 3 Liverpool 1
admisson £40 Prog £3
att 50k plus, seemed pretty full


Also at this one. Originally booked an early train as soon the 5.30 kick off was announced in October in the hope of a non league game before. In the end nothing on so it was an afternoon on the lash and many thanks to Sm1d for leading 4 travelling reds around some of Newcastle's highlights!! Smile

Good to have Newcastle back on the fixture list.

As for the result it was exactly what I expected.


Smile My pleasure. A very enjoyable afternoon with the 4 travelling reds, although you failed to mention the ti.. and ar.. Wink



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timmy tabby
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Dec 13, 2010, 6:49 AM

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Lowestoft Town 2 v 3 Uxbridge - FA Trophy 1st Round
Prog 60 Pages £2.00 - Admission £10.00 - Att 609

Great to have a stress free Saturday without worrying about referees calling games off late. Positively balmy on the far east coast. Though not warm enough for the locals to partake the Lemon Meringue which was available at one of the refreshment kiosks.

A minor upset here and thought that Uxbridge deserved their win. They clearly made the journey to frustrate their opponents and completely succeeded in a first half where Lowestoft had plenty of openings but came up against a well organised defence and when they found a way through they found the Plwonski in the Uxbridge goal in inspired form or on the one occasion he was beaten Carter was on hand to clear McClone's header off the line.

Uxbridge took the lead on the hour with Moore heading in Clark's corner from close range. Lowestoft responded positively but could not get past Plwonski. Still 0-1 with 5 minutes left, Uxbridge scored twice in two minutes with Farrell finishing from 20 yards then Crane leaving a long ball for his keeper not realising that Moore was behind him and it was a simple task for Moore to scored. Cue exodus of home fans.

Surprisingly Lowestoft then scored twice afterwards with Forbes scoring from close range and then in the final minute of stoppage time Crane headed past Plwonski. Though Crane's attempts to get Uxbridge to recommence play as quickly as possible was met with Brown pushing him to the ground in the net for which Brown earned a straight red. All academic as play lasted 20 seconds after play resumed.

Crazy last few minutes masked what had been for 85 minutes a rather ordinary cup tie.

Ventured back to the Triangle Tavern (Green Jack Brewery tap) for several of their range. After the match had problems convincing a Lowestoft fan who had left when Uxbridge scored their 3rd that Lowestoft had in fact pulled two goals back.

Quick sojourn in Norwich and mistakenly went to the Coach and Horses (Chalk Hill Brewery tap). Full of inebriated Norwich fans drinking pitchers of ale. Would you trust a brewery whose latest marketing slogan is 'thirst consultants'.


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acmold
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Dec 13, 2010, 9:43 AM

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Thame United 2 Bracknell Town 2.

We had a coffee (Kenco machine) which I thought wasn't bad at all. But the only hot food was hot dogs. But to be honest I can't criticise anything as the positives far outweigh the negatives here. We could only assume that due to the crap weather of recent days, they weren't entirely sure of the game going ahead and didn't go mad bulk buying burgers etc. But there were Mars bars etc. so no one was going to starve. And who can honestly criticise anything on a day when it was just a great occasion to see the club back home.

Pitch had been playable since Wednesday according to report in local press and Hellenic Website, the game was also advertised as being on the previous evening on BBC Oxford News. The club stated they were expecting upto 400 hundred to attend in the local press. The chairman has put it down to teething problems. The 280 bus service only has one midweek bus running back to Oxford after the game at 22.13 from Thame Co-op, a few minutes earlier from near the ground, it takes 40 minutes to get to Oxford Station. Going to Aylesbury or Haddenham Parkway buses leave Thame Town Hall at 21.51, 22.41, 23.41 so a few mintes later from near the ground.


StephenHarris
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Dec 13, 2010, 10:15 AM

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Saturday 11 December 2010: Needham Market 8-0 Leyton: Isthmian Div 1 North; att: 188; Entry: £8; programme issued.

With the dodgy weather of late, I had not booked any travel up to Merseyside for the big Tranmere vs Orient game and so decided on a trip out to Suffolk to see one of my other local clubs. Needham Market is a pleasant enough little place and the Bloomfields ground is perfectly good and functional for this level. It is entered at the south east corner, where there is a large, modern clubhouse and a tea bar. The stand is just off halfway along the east side and is a steep affair, with five rows of wooden bench seating, mostly supplemented with red or black plastic seats. There is a stretch of flat, covered standing on the opposite side and two quaint little structures at the south end giving some more cover, albeit set well back from the rail and with grass underfoot. I’ve put a photo of the stand at this link:
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/44956106

It is yet another new dawn for Leyton FC, under new manager Gordon Boateng and with a whole host of unfamiliar names on the teamsheet. Plus one more recognisable face, in ex-Orient youth teamer Solomon Shields. Unfortunately, it was exactly the same result as last time I went to watch them away from home – an 8-0 reverse. Obviously they were very poor in defence and Needham are one of the better sides in this division. But the result hides the fact that Leyton’s build-up play was actually quite good at times, but let down by poor to non-existent finishing. Overall a very comfortable win for Needham, who look set to continue their upward progress through the leagues (ground-grading permitting).

A thick match programme was issued for £1. This turned out to be very heavy on the advertising, with what editorial content there was needing a magnifying glass to read. I had already taken lunch, but I noticed the tea bar was selling burgers, sausages, bacon, chips and curry sauce as well as hot and cold drinks and chocolates.


Isaac
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Dec 13, 2010, 10:26 AM

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FA Vase 3rd Round

Herne Bay 2 Colliers Wood United 0

£5 and £1.50 for a very good programme called Baywatch.

This game was declared on the day before and the pitch was in pretty good condition, well done to Charlie the groundsman.

I saw some of the visiting players down on the sea front about 1pm eating their pre match meal, from the chippy!

One of the better Kent League grounds, there is also a small clubshop. Team line ups helpfully displayed there. Unusually there were three errors in the otherwise excellent programme and a small prize was on offer to anybody who could spot them, I only found two of them.

A very one sided affair, Herne Bay hit the post in the opening minute and dominated throughout, only poor finishing and dogged defending by the visitors meant we were still goaless at half time.

The visitors started a brighter in the second half but Herne Bay were soon back on top and finally tok the lead on 58mins, Colliers Wood keeper Dan Burnett came racing out of his area but was beaten to the ball by Danny Lawrence who took his time before squaring the ball to Michael Jenner to slam into the empty net. In stoppage time the visitors were pushing hard for an equaliser but were caught on the break and Luke Harvey through on goal fired in to settle matters, Herne Bay really should have won this a lot more comfortably. I've seem Colliers Wood a couple of times before this season and they looked quite good but were well beaten on this occasion


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ciderjon
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Dec 13, 2010, 12:17 PM

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St Joseph's 4 Penrhiwceiber Cons 1

South Wales Senior League Div 2
attn 6 f + n

I wish I had gone somwhere else.

Two teams trying to play a decent game of football on a railed off pitch, playeable if slightly soft, were denied a decent contest by an incompetent in black who gave out 13 yellow and three red cards. A frustating afternoon for all concerned.



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ColtheJock
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Dec 13, 2010, 12:51 PM

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Well I saw my first game for over 2 weeks due to the weather, and it was a cracker, as in the Ryman League One North, Thamesmead Town drew 3-3 with Maldon & Tiptree. So the 51 hardy souls who ventured along to Bayliss Avenue were rewarded with a sending off, 6 goals, and a penalty save in that order. Thamesmead suffered going a man down after only 7 mins, in what was a mysterious decision and one of several by the officials. Information from the player dismissed was that he was elbowed, then in getting up clashed with the opposition player and some visiting supporters cried foul. The referee having not seen what happened somehow decided to make a rash decision. Anyway, M&T scored 2 mins later and then again ten mins after that to lead 2-0. The Mead got a goal back via a penalty which saw the M&T keeper escape with a yellow. Ashley Proberts blasted home but the 2 goal advantage was got back within a few minutes. So 1-3 down at half time it looked bleak for the Mead, but they battled superbly and mid-way through the 2nd half scored twice in the space of a few minutes, both balls into the box by the aforementioned Proberts causing confusion which saw Richard Avery score, and then James Campbell head back across goal for Andy Constable to turn home the equaliser. At this point we were over the moon and a point was looking well gained, only for the officials to throw another spanner, a long ball, a clear push on our central defender who then handled and low and behold, a penalty to M&T in the last minute. The Mead goalie Sam Mott is getting a reputation for stopping pens, and saved this month to preserve the draw.

All in all a thriller Sly



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Dec 13, 2010, 1:57 PM

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Cammell Laird 3-2 Wakefield; Emo-shtik NPL Division One North
Admission: £6; Prog: NONE! Mad Att: 60ish (H/C)

A good entertaining game this turned out to be, with both pie/peas/gravy AND a cheeseburger scoffed! I'd been on a works night-out before so obviously needed copious amounts of grease to recover.
After finding out the night before Grimsby Borough v Ponte was off I decided to get on the Wakefield coach over to the Wirral to get a rather unnattractive looking ground out of the way. Unattractive in the fact that there's not much around the area in drinking terms or much else!
Upon arriving in the clubhouse we were told the programmes had been 'held up in Dewsbury' Crazy before later finding out they hadn't bothered to produce one! One of the classic excuses given was 'We only found out the game was ON at 10am' - Really? I thought it had been on since the fixtures were announced at the start of the season - not just put on at the last minute! Remind me to use this excuse in future for every game Ponte do and I will no longer have to bother printing anything at all Wink. Poor show!
That said, the game wasn't too bad with plenty of incident. Wakey took an early lead and looked a good bet to build on it. They should have at least gotten to HT without conceding, but 4 minutes before the break came the equaliser. Second half was all Lairds early on and their second goal was coming, before they added a third and that looked to be that! The ref then sent off Lairds No. 10, for kicking the ball away when he had already been booked. Very petulant! Wakey pulled one back with about 5 minutes to go from the aptly named 'Shooter'! The sub made a difference when he came on and was full of running and Lairds were there for the taking. However a late melee saw Wakefield reduced to 10, squaring the teams up again, surprisingly no booking for a home player though. There must have been nearly 8 minutes of stoppage time, but the Bears couldn't come up with an equaliser.

The ground has 2 almost identical stands along each side, fully covered with about 5 rows of seating. There's an extra covered standing area along one side. Both goals are open ends. No sign of snow at all so no idea why they even thought that this game might not be on! The only bad thing about the pitch was how soft it was, which meant it cut up in places.

No real ale around the area, eventually got back to Featherstone by 8pm (where the coach company's depot is) and had a mini-crawl around 'Fevverly Hills' with Ponte's chairman.



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Portishead 3-4 Westbury

Western League Div1

Att 50ish
Adm £4.
Prog, saw a few people with one, but didn't see where they were being sold <assume sold out>.
Homemade meat and veg pasty £1, yummy.
About my 4th attempt to get here over the years. The bottom 2 in the league produced a cracker, when Westbury went down to 10 men and Portishead made it 2-2, you'd have fancied the home side to go on and win, but the spirited Westbury side showed great character and just about deserved their narrow victory. Never bothered checking the game as forecast was very good, so was amazed to read Veteran saying, just up the road Almondsbury was waterlogged.


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Admission: £6; Prog: NONE! Mad Att: 60ish (H/C)

No real ale around the area, eventually got back to Featherstone by 8pm (where the coach company's depot is) and had a mini-crawl around 'Fevverly Hills' with Ponte's chairman.


There's a GBG listed W'spoons (the John Masefield) only 10 minutes walk from the ground. There's also a few decent pubs with a 5 minute walk of Hamilton Square station in nearby Birkenhead e.g. the Stork, regular meeting place for Wirral CAMRA, the recently-opened Gallaghers which is half-pub/half-barber shop (I kid you not) which is getting excellent reviews for its ales (up to 4 on tap) and looks a cert to be in next year's GBG, as well as the Swinging Arm (bikers pub) and another W'spoons (....not one of their better ones though, named The Brass Balance).


BedfontBee
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Dec 13, 2010, 3:12 PM

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Windsor & Eton 1 Bashley 0 (Abandoned after 63 mins)
Attendance 145
Admission £8 or £9 (I cant remember)
Programme £2
Badge £3

Well what can I say, after Windsor recieved a stay of execution in the courts last week, I thought I should make my trip to Stag Meadow, incase the worst happens. A lively first half saw both keepers called into action and a entertaining (albeit goaless) first half was shared.

Towards the end of the half time interval the generator appearered to die, resulting in half the Floodlights going out. Once the Referee had inspected, a tannoy annoucement was made that the was a engineer looking at the issue and the floodlights would need to be turned off for 15 minutes before they could be rebooted.

20 minutes later a further announcement was mate that the Generator had run low on diesel and that someone had 'popped out to get some'. Crazy
45 minutes after the lights went off, they were switched back on, and the teams headed out for a 5 minute warm up.

The second half commenced in the same fashion as the first with the Home side edging proceedings. Indeed they took a deserved lead on 58 minutes. However 5 minutes later the lights sluttered before once again giving up!

After the referee consulted with the his linesman, and the Windsor club officials it was deemed that the game would need to be abandoned! By this time the Bashley Manager, clearly frustrated, had already cleared the dugout of water bottles etc and was in the dressing rooms.

When I left it was evident that there was a few supporters unhappy at proceedings and that the generator had been allowed to run low on diesel! (I have subsequently read on the Fans Focus, that it had indeed not run low on diesel but had instead picked up all the dirt etc in the bottom of the generator).

As I got into the car park all the lights were turned off making my route to the car through a muddy car park even more fun!

Will post some pics (probably tomorrow) at http://halftimeorange.blogspot.com/



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richiejenn
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Saturday 11th December 2010 @3pm
Hellenic League Premier Division
Flackwell Heath v Old Woodstock 2-1
Admission: £6
Prog: £1 (28pp)
Attendance: 40
Bacon Roll: £1.50
Soup: 70p

Wilks Park is located a couple of miles from Jct 3 of the M40. The turning to the ground is hidden from Heath End Road as it is a private road opposite the laundrette, immediately before Oakland Way on the right. After parking and being warmly welcomed by Turnstile Dave, informing me whereabouts of the clubhouse (located outside the turnstiles) and the tea bar was open and cooking, I wandered to The Stag PH, some 150 yards further up the road for a pre-match drink (on offer is 3 real ale on handpump inc Marlow Rebellion). The clubhouse is functional with a projector screen, pool table and plenty of seating, especially for this small crowd. The ground has the changing rooms and tea bar halfway down one touchline, with a covered overhang for standing supporters. Opposite is the seated stand and behind one goal is further covered standing. The ground is suitable for Step 4 I would say and does have some charm about it. Plenty of uneven surfaces and a side to side sloping pitch.
The game was a very even contest. I was surprised by the home side as they had been beaten 7-1 in their last match 3 weeks ago, had only 1 training session since and lost their top scorer to Beaconsfield SYCOB last week. His replacement in the no11 shirt was the skilful left footed Andy Paget, who opened the scoring after a move down the right wing after 20 mins. As so often happens, Old Woodstock equalised within a few minutes, only for The Heathens to go 2-1 up 10 mins before half time with another move from the right, coming out for no6 to drive in from 15 yds.
The second half had opportunities from both sides, tempers got a bit heated on the away bench and the asst manager was sent off for swearing at the linesman, and the right back was fortunate to escape a 2nd yellow card near the end. A good day out and worth a visit before the joint plan with Marlow for a shared ground takes off.


nico
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Dec 13, 2010, 4:33 PM

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FA Vase ~ Round 3

Herne Bay 2
(56,90+1)
Colliers Wood United 0

Admission: £6
Programme: £1-50 (36 pages in colour and a very good effort - despite all the typo's!)
Attendance: 213

A very enjoyable day out saw me at Winch's Field to see the Kent League leaders ease past the mediocre visitors, whose only real contribution to this match was stubborn resistance. Bay also hit the woodwork twice and can now look forward to a home tie versus holders Whitley Bay or AFC Liverpool - they are hoping for the 'battle of the Bays'! Oh, and for those that are interested in such things, apart from driving to and from Meadowhall Bus Station my trip to Kent was done entirely on public transport (Megabus: £1 each way Wink and Southeastern Trains: £22-60).

First goal... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8z3LiaFNlM

Match report... http://hernebayfc.net/matchreps.html#colwood



One moment's high and glory rolls on by


Feversham Lens
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'Fevverly Hills'

Brilliant! Not heard that one.



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Western League Division One

Bridport 3 Roman Glass St George 1 Att: 56

Adults: £5 Prog: £1

C/Burger: £2.50 Chips: £1 Coffee: £1

Choice of Verwood or here, Verwood was called off early and both secretarys confirmed this was on. Ground easily found on the southern part of the town, just off the bypass, take a left at the traffic lights by Morrissons and Palmers Brewery, ground is then on right. Decent sized car park which is Pay and Display, though we were advised that the club owned it and the bloke didn't check after 1pm on Sat's.

Tall bit of standing cover on one side, though netting hung down from this to stop balls ending up in the river behind did get in the way a bit. Stand the other side, clubhouse and a changing room block behind the far goal. Tea bar in between this and the stand, though if we thought the service was slow at Leek, this eclipsed it considerably. the game kicked off at 14.58, just as we ordered cheeseburger and chips, you then had to go to the next window, with your ticket, to collect the grub which wasn't made obvious (unless your name was Alan, then you jumped the queue and got your bacon bap straightawayMad). A full 15 minutes later the order number was shouted out, though to be fair, it was worth the wait, an excellent burger and a huge portion of chips that would have fed two. They also don't sell food after the second half has started....

Bridport should have won this by a cricket score, only several fine saves from the visiting keeper kept the score down, including an excellent double stop early in the second half. Bridport were two up after 19 mins, Roman Glass got one back just before half time from a deflected shot, but it took Bridport till the 88th minute to make the game safe.

Awful drive back with several Sunday drivers out a day early, including the slowest bus driver in the country but luckily First Great Western are the best TOC in the country for running their trains late, so i didn't have to wait an hour at Chippenham for the next one.

Enjoyable day out with Garrincha and his dog, also nice to leave his car looking like it had just competed in a couple of stages of the RAC Rally, rather than my own...always nice when that happens.


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Western League Division One

Bridport 3 Roman Glass St George 1 Att: 56

Adults: £5 Prog: £1

C/Burger: £2.50 Chips: £1


One English Pound and fifty English pence for your FB sized portion of chips.


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Grimsby Town 3-0 Redditch United- FA Trophy 1st Round
Admission: Complimentary (press), prices had been halved (£18 normal admission @ Grimsby, down to £9 adults, £5 concessions, £1 kids, RUFC's prices)
Att: 1116 (48 in away end)
Programme: Free for me, and a bloody good job too! £1.50, though it said £2.50 on the cover for a poster which had 8 A5 pages on the other side, 2 cover, 2 ad's, 3 on Redditch and a welcome page. Very, very poor effort, an issue I'll address in a while...

Match: A very one sided game, both of my reports for the Redditch Advertiser and the Grimsby Town fans site linked... http://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/..._beaten_by_Mariners/

http://www.thefishy.co.uk/story.php?id=8501665

Overall, disappointed; while I myself was treated very well, the over-riding attitude from Grimsby towards the opposition and the competition was poor in my personal opinion.

The programme as mentioned, in the press area at half time the guy who seemed to be the prgramme editor from the way he was talking couldn't understand why people were complaining at paying so much for the 'effort'... "What do people want?"... Um, maybe more than four pages of content mate?

Same guy a half time- "Oh, we'll win this about 5-0...", which was n't impossible, true, it's just the sneery way in which it was said.

Less than half of Grimsby's previous lowest Conference gate turned out for this, despite it being half price, some fans on message boards saying they didn't want to attend and "..celebrate being non-league."

When I read that prior to travelling I thought they were big time Charlies, but ultimately, such attitudes can filter from the top, and that was certainly on show on the day, without Grimsby realising it in all probability.

No food provided for the Redditch players at the end either (not a requirement apparently), they and club officials joined the supporters in the pub and were forced to go to McDonalds before the long trip home.

There are some good sides in the Conference, capable sides who in most cases benefit from the same full time training as former League clubs; unless Grimsby start to embrace and respect where they are, that complacency and contempt will eventually be transmitted onto the pitch, and they will spend much longer in 'the pub league' than they anticipated!

Rant over! Tongue



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Grounds this season- 13 (4 new)

Games this season- 20

Goals this season- 65

Last game(s)- Romulus 1-3 Carlton Town- Evostik NPL One South- Mon 22nd Aug

Stourbridge 2-0 Arlesey Town- Evostik Southern Premier- Sat 27th Aug

Sutton Coldfield Town 3-1 Romulus- Evostik NPL One South- Mon 29th Aug


PonteCarlo
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Some interesting points you make there Mr Romulus.

If you speak to a lot of the Grimsby fans, most of us are pessimists and not 'big time Charlies.' However, as for the staff themselves, well why do you think we're in the Conference? A lot of players and managers have always maintained were 'too good for League 2' never mind the BSP.
You'll find most of our fans at away games are realistic about where we are, just a shame you were sat with the officials this time as it wouldn't surprise me there being a slight snobbery about teams like Redditch.

To be fair though, you can understand why some people would have said 'were gonna win 5-0.' I mean Redditch are struggling in the league below, and even I was disappointed at only scoring 3 upon hearing the result.

As for the programme, your complaints, while somewhat justified, fail in comparison to the likes of Eccleshill (£2 for 1 page of reading material), Formby (as I've heard on here) or even Cammell Laird for not issuing. They obviously dumbed down the Trophy issue a lot, but if you have seen a normal league match issue for Grimsby, then £2.50 for nearly 80 pages (with a lot of reading material) really isn't poor value.

PS Not sure who does the programme, the last 2 editors, Jon Byrne and Jenny Byron, were always really good and approachable, without being condescending (sp?).



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