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mxhornet
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Nov 4, 2017, 6:29 AM

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Thursday 02-11-17 6-45pm
Norfolk United Tornado - 6 Norfolk United Rubies - 18
Norwich & District Junior League Under 12 Division
UEA Sportspark

Thursday 02-11-17 7-30pm
Norfolk United Storm - 37 Norfolk United Lightning - 5
Norwich & District Junior League Under 13 Division
UEA Sportspark

My first double as an umpire, first game was the closer of two comfortable wins. Rubies led 6-0 then 14-2 after first two quarters, before Tornado had the better of the third before a close last period. Second game was pretty much one way traffic apart from the second quarter.

It was good for me to get two games in and try to improve as my allocation of games has been a bit patchy so far. On Monday I will start to cover games in the Back to Netball League so this will help progress.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


mxhornet
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Nov 7, 2017, 7:00 AM

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Monday 06-11-17 7pm
Wymondham Wildkats - 13 Jailbirds - 9
Norfolk Back To Netball League
East Anglian Tennis & Squash Club

A week later than planned this mini league is underway with just three teams, playing each other twice over a six week period. The other side are Old Buckenham, Jailbirds are Thorpe St Andrews based. An extended version of this league is planned for the new year.

For me it is a chance to get more games under my belt as an umpire at a level I'm allowed to cover at the moment.

The level of play isn't too bad as most players are returning to the game after a break and both of these sides have been playing friendlies for a while. Early on it looked like Wymondham would run away with it (3-1) after first quarter then (9-4) by half time. But Jailbirds improved as they got in to the game having the better of the third quarter to close to (10-7), Wymondham then edged the last quarter to win 13-9.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


mxhornet
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Nov 10, 2017, 6:39 AM

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Thursday 09-11-17 6-45pm
Norfolk United Blaze - 37 Norfolk United Flames - 16
Norwich & District Junior League Under 14 Division
UEA Sportspark

Quite a scrappy game to umpire, mainly due to the slippery surface which I found tricky myself.

After leading 11-4 after first quarter it was steady progress towards a comfortable win for Blaze, 17-8 at half time. By three quarter time the lead had become 25-9, before both sides scored well in the last period.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


John403
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Nov 11, 2017, 7:22 PM

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Location: South London
Team(s): Fulham, Tooting & Mitcham, AFC Croydon Athletic

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Friday 10 November 2017

Hexham Racecourse
Admission £12, Racecard £2

Bright but breezy day out at Hexham leaving me with 5 left to complete the British racecourses set.

On approach to the course the sign for the course states it is 'Britains most scenic racecourse' and I can't really argue with that. Completely surrounded by beautiful Northumberland countryside and on a sunny day it looked stunning.

Racegoers all seemed knowledgeable and friendly. Course is about 2-3 miles from the town but the course provide a free bus service - it was so popular that the driver had to turn people away as it was full.

Really enjoyable day out.


mxhornet
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Nov 21, 2017, 6:09 AM

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Monday 13-11-17 7pm
Old Buckenham Pixies - 16 Jailbirds - 11
Norfolk Back To Netball League
East Anglian Tennis & Squash Club

As I was about to post about last night's game I noticed I hadn't done last week's yet. Close for first three quarters all 4-3 in Pixies favour before a 4-2 in the last quarter again in Pixies favour.

Monday 20-11-17 7pm
Wymondham Wildkats - 7 Old Buckenham Pixies - 14
Norfolk Back To Netball League
East Anglian Tennis & Squash Club

A bit of delay getting underway as the other umpire was travelling by bus. Pixies were 4-1 up after first quarter, then followed two drawn quarters 2-2 each before Pixies scored six to Wymondham's two in the last quarter.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


Wheelbarrow
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Nov 25, 2017, 5:35 PM

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All Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship quarter final
Brothers Pearse (London) 2-09 0-18 St Mogues (Fethard-on-Sea, Wexford)
McGovern Park Ruislip
Adm £5, prog £1, soup £1.50

Wexford and Leinster junior champions St Mogues were too good for London Intermediate and All Britain winners Brothers Pearse, winning even more comfortably than the 3 point margin at the whistle. This despite having to play the majority of the second half with 14 men following a sending off.

Pearses scored the first point, but soon trailed by up to five during the first half. They narrowed this to a single point by the break. This was 2 points within a minute of the restart but when the visitors went a man down at that point I did wonder what would happen. Truth be told at times I forgot they were outnumbered as they were better throughout the park. I think the lead stretched to as much as 9 points late on before two goals in added time put some respectability on things for the hosts. A numerous and noisy following from Wexford made for a good atmosphere in the new stand. Just a shame the cold wind was blowing straight into it throughout!

Nest week sees London senior champions Kilburn Gaels take on Kanturk of Cork in the Intermediate Hurling Championship quarter final.


mxhornet
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Nov 25, 2017, 5:45 PM

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Thursday 23-11-17 6-45pm
Norfolk United Blaze - 22 Norfolk United Stars - 4
Norwich & District Junior League Under 14 Division
UEA Sportspark

As per a fortnight ago, an easy win for Blaze despite playing with just 6 players for part of the game. Stars drew the second quarter 2-2 but otherwise it was pretty much all Blaze.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


mxhornet
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Nov 27, 2017, 6:35 AM

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Sunday 29-10-17

Norfolk United - 46 Team Jets - 45

Mizuno England Netball Premier League Division 3

Town Close School

Attendance - 20ish

Team Jets are from Jersey, so an alternative venue for Norfolk United for this earlier than normal fixture 1030 rather than 1230 to accomodate Jets travel options. Also rather handy for me to be able to double up with football at 1400 (Norwich City u23s).

A very tight first quarter with the hosts 12-11 up. The home side took control in the second quarter to build a healthy lead (27-18) by half time. Team Jets had the better of the third quarter to close to within two goals (36-34) and their momentum carried on in to the last period and led for most of the last quarter before NU pulled it back to regain the lead with a few minutes to go and held out for the win.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


Steelback
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Nov 28, 2017, 8:08 AM

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Team(s): Northamptonshire Steelbacks : Peterborough United : San Francisco 49ers

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Sunday 26 November
National Football League NFC West
1.05pm @ Leviís Stadium
San Francisco 49ers 13 Seattle Seahawks 24
Admission $140
Programme $5
Attendance 70,134 allegedly

Fantastic Stadium albeit itís actually in Santa Clara & miles away from San Francisco. #1 on the Bucket List done, who cares if we lost as to finally see a Niners home game was a dream come true.

Monday
NBA @ Oracle Arena, Oakland
7.30pm but actually started at 7.42pm
Golden State Warriors 106 Sacramento Kings 110
Admission $84 for seats in the top tier of the arena.
Team Sheets Free no Programme

Pure entertainment and great fun, donít know much about Basketball at all but it was easy enough to follow if a touch expensive to watch.

Arena is right next to the Collesium where the Oakland Raiders & As play NFL & Baseball.



'Little' Northamptonshire Steelbacks 2013 & 2016 T20 CHAMPIONS


mxhornet
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Nov 28, 2017, 8:08 AM

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Monday 27-11-17 7pm
Jailbirds - 5
Wymondham Wildkats - 11
Norfolk Back To Netball League
East Anglian Tennis & Squash Club

The return fixture of the game I covered three weeks ago and a similar pattern with Wymondham 3-1 up after first quarter and then 5-3 by half time. Jailbirds struggled in the third quarter to go 10-5 down, Wymondham then scored the only goal of the last quarter to win 11-5 which must be one of if not the lowest score in a game I've been at.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


mxhornet
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Dec 3, 2017, 9:30 PM

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Location: Norwich
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Sunday 3rd December 2017 1pm
Norwich City - 5 Spalding - 0
EHA Women's Cup Third Round
Taverham Recreational Facility
Attendance - 15

Despite having several footballing options today I opted for hockey and a revisit, though this time for a ladies fixture and once again on the water based pitch. A comfortable win for the hosts against their lower ranked visitors I felt the margin of victory did flatter Norwich City.



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


mxhornet
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Jan 7, 2018, 4:10 PM

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Sunday 08-01-18

Norfolk United - 48 Hertford Hornets - 52

Mizuno England Netball Premier League Division 3

Keith Nicholls Arena, UEA Sportspark

Attendance - 60ish

Back to their regular home venue, having seen them at alternatives so far this season. Today's game was between 6th placed host and 4th placed visitors, HH had won the reverse fixture by 10. However it was NU who led from the start, 14-12 after the first quarter and extended to 30-24 by half time. The third quarter was dominated by HH who turned the game around to lead 41-39 by three quarter time. Before extending their lead to 4 goals by the final whistle. Once again a tight and entertaining game in this league.






Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


mxhornet
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Jan 18, 2018, 7:06 AM

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Wednesday 17-01-18 7-15pm
Stalham - 27 Martham - 21
Friendly
Stalham Sports Centre

My first game as an umpire for about 7 weeks, glad it was also my first indoor game. A decent contest with Stalham ahead 9-4 after the first quarter, only for Martham to pull it back to 12 all by half time. Stalham edged ahead by the end of third quarter and further ahead by the end.






Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


Wheelbarrow
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Jan 21, 2018, 7:08 PM

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All Ireland Senior Club Football Championship, quarter final
Fulham Irish (London) 1-04 Corofin (Galway) 3-08
Adm £10, prog sold out

A filthy day with snow in the morning which must have caused some nerves since the original playing of this match in December was called off because of overnight snow. Given this was the second time Corofin had travelled I was pretty sure this game was going ahead though!

I walked in the gate at 1.02pm having been held up on the bus to see a score of 1-01 to 0-00 in Fulham's favour! This against a Galway team who were 1-20 on to advance to the semi final. Corofin got a penalty on 6 minutes (a bit harsh, I thought), and they didn't look back. They took the lead on 10 minutes and by half time were two goals to the good, leading 3-03 to 1-03. Fulham had a great chance for a goal just after the restart, but a great save tipped it round the post.

I was extremely grateful that Ruislip has been redeveloped recently as the roof was a welcome sight, with just about enough room for everyone to huddle under the extent of the seating it covers.

I should also say that whoever did the pitch work-over during the rebuild is a miracle worker. The old pitch was over-used and highly compacted with resulting bad drainage. A combination of much-improved drainage and better management of the number of club games played on it meant that despite a lot of rain this week, especially yesterday and throughout the game today, there was barely a divot to be seen at the end.

This bodes well for the busy spring with all 12 of London's NFL & NHL games being played at home, to compensate for the 2017 season on the road while Ruislip was closed. First up are Carlow in the football on Sat 27th and Kerry in the hurling on Sun 28th, both 1pm throw-ins.


buncranaboy
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Jan 21, 2018, 8:34 PM

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Must get round to ticking this ground off. Can you confirm what time games kick-off as the website is next to useless!
I should add that I can see the fixture list from a link on their twitter account. The Connacht championship game v Sligo on a Sunday on a bank holiday weekend looks perfect.


Wheelbarrow
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Jan 21, 2018, 8:53 PM

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Must get round to ticking this ground off. Can you confirm what time games kick-off as the website is next to useless!
I should add that I can see the fixture list from a link on their twitter account. The Connacht championship game v Sligo on a Sunday on a bank holiday weekend looks perfect.


The stand-alone games are all down as 1pm, with one 12.30/2.30 double header in there too (25 Feb, hurling preceding football). Can't find a link to the 'official' pdf, but this list seems to be pretty much the same.

http://sportsnewsireland.com/...nal-football-league/

That twitter account is kept pretty much up to date and will have throw-in times updated if they change - there's a chance an odd one will given they are reliant on airline schedules.

The Connacht game will be busy but probably not a sell-out (since it's Sligo). If it looks like getting close, or you just want to be sure, let me know nearer the time - I'm close enough that it's no bother to run up there and pick some up. It'll certainly be by far the biggest crowd and best atmosphere of the lot.


buncranaboy
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Jan 21, 2018, 8:59 PM

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Must get round to ticking this ground off. Can you confirm what time games kick-off as the website is next to useless!
I should add that I can see the fixture list from a link on their twitter account. The Connacht championship game v Sligo on a Sunday on a bank holiday weekend looks perfect.


The stand-alone games are all down as 1pm, with one 12.30/2.30 double header in there too (25 Feb, hurling preceding football). Can't find a link to the 'official' pdf, but this list seems to be pretty much the same.

http://sportsnewsireland.com/...nal-football-league/

That twitter account is kept pretty much up to date and will have throw-in times updated if they change - there's a chance an odd one will given they are reliant on airline schedules.

The Connacht game will be busy but probably not a sell-out (since it's Sligo). If it looks like getting close, or you just want to be sure, let me know nearer the time - I'm close enough that it's no bother to run up there and pick some up. It'll certainly be by far the biggest crowd and best atmosphere of the lot.


Thanks a lot Wheelbarrow; may well take you up on that.
Is it a one-sided ground by the way? The new stand looks impressive - I'm amazed I haven't spotted it whilst driving past the Polish War Memorial area on the A40


Wheelbarrow
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Jan 21, 2018, 9:10 PM

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Must get round to ticking this ground off. Can you confirm what time games kick-off as the website is next to useless!
I should add that I can see the fixture list from a link on their twitter account. The Connacht championship game v Sligo on a Sunday on a bank holiday weekend looks perfect.


The stand-alone games are all down as 1pm, with one 12.30/2.30 double header in there too (25 Feb, hurling preceding football). Can't find a link to the 'official' pdf, but this list seems to be pretty much the same.

http://sportsnewsireland.com/...nal-football-league/

That twitter account is kept pretty much up to date and will have throw-in times updated if they change - there's a chance an odd one will given they are reliant on airline schedules.

The Connacht game will be busy but probably not a sell-out (since it's Sligo). If it looks like getting close, or you just want to be sure, let me know nearer the time - I'm close enough that it's no bother to run up there and pick some up. It'll certainly be by far the biggest crowd and best atmosphere of the lot.


Thanks a lot Wheelbarrow; may well take you up on that.
Is it a one-sided ground by the way? The new stand looks impressive - I'm amazed I haven't spotted it whilst driving past the Polish War Memorial area on the A40


No problem, just let me know.

Finally found the GAA version of the NL fixtures.
http://www.gaa.ie/...ures2018_English.pdf

The ground is pretty much one-sided: all the seating is down one side, with the roof covering the middle ~40% or so (but it is low enough to actually be of some use even right down the front). There is hard standing down the opposite side with a step or two of terracing but little elevation to be gained. Strangely it is still pretty invisible until you're right at the ground.


mxhornet
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Jan 23, 2018, 6:49 PM

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Monday 22-01-18 7pm
Wymondham Wildkats - 11 Old Buckenham Pixies - 11
Norfolk Back To Netball League
East Anglian Tennis & Squash Club

Wymondham took control of the first quarter and probably should have led by more than 5-2. Pixies were much better in the second quarter and had pulled the deficit back to just one goal at 6-5 by half time. A drawn third quarter ended at 9-8, before Pixies managed to pull level before the lead changed hands before ending all square. Another game that was a pleasure to umpire.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


Wheelbarrow
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Jan 27, 2018, 6:42 PM

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GAA National Football League Division 4
London 2-09 Carlow 2-14
Adm £10, teamsheet free, usual food available

Carlow are one of the favourites for Division 4 this year and deservedly left with the two points, but didn't always have things their own way. London were guilty of over-elaboration and the occasional loose pass which was pounced on by the visitors. The first point of the game summed this up quite well: London gained possession from the throw in and proceeded to cycle the ball up and down both flanks and across midfield looking for the opening to shoot. Finally after two or three minutes of this, a Carlow player got fingertips on a pass across the centre of the pitch, almost on the throw-in spot. This deflected the ball to a team mate who charged 30-40 yards forward shrugging off a couple of tackles and rifled the ball over the bar.

Carlow had got to a four point unanswered lead before London scored, but it was a goal so cut the lead to a single point. The home team kept in touch but never quite caught up, The closest they came was a minute or two into the second half when a great ball into the box was caught, turned and shot across the goal, beating the keeper, but also just going past the far post. A goal the would have levelled the game. Half way through the half, London fell asleep at a free and it was played into the box and then the net for Carlow's second goal and a seven point lead.

This, some simple misses from London to cut the deficit quickly, and one or two excellent long-range place kicks from Carlow brought us to the end of a thoroughly entertaining game played in occasionally difficult conditions - there was some juggling of the ball in the rain. No discipline issues, I don't remember even a yellow card. A good atmosphere too, with plenty of support for both sides.

A case of rinse and repeat this weekend as I retrace my steps tomorrow for the opening NHL game against Kerry, a team high on confidence after their recent win over Cork, the first at senior hurling level in a competitive game since 1891.


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Jan 28, 2018, 9:58 PM

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GAA National Hurling League Division 2A
London 1-13 Kerry 2-30
Adm £10, teamsheet free, usual food available

Eventually a very comfortable win for Kerry who recovered from a slow start to lead by 5 at the break, and then were untouchable in the second half.

The visitors started off facing a stiff breeze blowing straight down the pitch, but scored the first point in the first minute. London went down the other end and scored a goal after some good passing. For the rest of the opening quarter of an hour the team traded points, with Kerry chipping away at the lead. They finally equalised at 1-4 to 0-7, and with their next possession got a goal to take a three point lead. They never looked back from here, and less than ten minutes later the lead was six, although London trimmed this to five before the break.

After the break, the teams traded points in the early seconds before Kerry got a free on the half way line. The ball was lofted in aiming for a point, but was clearly dropping short. Unfortunately the keeper and full back got in each others way and the ball dropped into the net. things really took off after this, and barely five minutes later it was a 12 point gap between the teams. London only scored three points in the second half, and there was a 25 minute blank period between scores.

Kerry were much the better team, much sharper in all departments, and scored some excellent points both from play and frees, even against the wind. Even when London did have possession, and they saw quite a bit of the ball early on, often Kerry just to force or wait for the mistake and capitalise.

Meath hurlers (Saturday) and Wicklow footballers (Sunday) up next weekend, hoping for a better day or two at the office. Wicklow (or Waterford in the last game) could be London's best bet for points in the football. I might have hoped newly promoted Meath might come unstuck in Ruislip but after today, who knows. That said, Kerry turned up full of confidence after their first competitive senior hurling victory over Cork since 1891!


mxhornet
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Jan 30, 2018, 2:38 PM

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Monday 22-01-18 7pm
Jailbirds - 4 Old Buckenham Pixies - 31
Norfolk Back To Netball League
East Anglian Tennis & Squash Club

What difference from last week and this league in general usually close games. But Old Buckenham have acquired a very handy goal shooter who has a very good shot to goal ratio particularly for this level and despite only playing three quarters she really did make a massive difference. Pixies 7-0 up after first quarter and then 17-3 by half time. By three quarter time it had become 25-4 and even when she was sitting out the last quarter Pixies still kept the scoreboard ticking over well.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


mxhornet
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Jan 31, 2018, 4:56 PM

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Location: Norwich
Team(s): Watford, Celtic, Ajax, Kings Lynn Town and all local ladies teams.

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Wednesday 31-01-18 2-30pm
University of East Anglia Women - 16 De Montford University Women - 2
BUCS Midlands 2A
Colney Lane

Decided to try out a game of lacrosse today, despite only having a very basic understanding of the game. However it wasn't too difficult to follow. An easy win for the hosts, though DMU did have better of the second quarter. I understand this was the first time that UEA had staged two home games at the same time and as a result a lacrosse pitch was marked out within the american football pitch, which I expected would be used for the second team's game but the first team used this pitch. So I may need to return to tick off the usual lacrosse pitch at some point.



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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


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GAA National Football League Division 4
London 1-16 Wicklow 0-10
Adm £10, teamsheet free, usual food available (soup especially welcome on a cold, windy day)

A much better performance from the football team this week, though Wicklow were poor opponents and are much more likely to be fighting out the wooden spoon than the promotion places.

London never trailed in the game and in fact the equaliser at 1-1 was as good as it got for the visitors. London's goal came mid way through the half and some good work down the right was passed in to the half forward who turned and shot just inside the post in time before going too far. Half time score was 1-10 or 0-05.

Almost all of the sloppy passing from the Carlow game had been cut out, and the defence was much, much sharper, snuffing out a lot of what Wicklow could offer. This and good attacking play down the flanks meant the result was well deserved. Wicklow didn't help themselves by having a man sent off with about 15 to go. London had a man black-carded once they'd used their complement but only had to play out the last 5 minutes or so with 14.

The margin of victory could have been more emphatic as one great goal chance was smothered by the keeper and went over the bar for a point instead, and one point that clearly went in off the inside of the post (it changed direction by about 20 degrees...) was flagged wide!

Missed the hurling on Saturday, London losing by 10 points to Meath. Their escape from relegation on score difference last season might have just been postponing the inevitable.


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Feb 6, 2018, 6:48 AM

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Monday 05-02-18 7pm
Wymondham Wildkats - 11 Jailbirds - 7
Norfolk Back To Netball League
East Anglian Tennis & Squash Club

Jailbirds started the better of the two usually fairly well matched sides and were 3-1 ahead after the first quarter. Wymondham edged the next quarter but still trailled 5-4 at half time. More of the same in the third quarter which finished at 7-7, all set for a nail biting last quarter ? No, as Wymondham scored 4 without reply in easily the most one sided period of the game. Once again a pleasant game to umpire, apart from the biting cold weather.




Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

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

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