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Saturday 10th March

 



HantsLondoner
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Mar 10, 2012, 6:14 PM

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Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg

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Conference South

Havant and Waterlooville 3 Woking 4

Admission £11-00, programme £2-50, attendance 1009


17th v 1st
Pressure on both teams, for different reasons, after poor runs.
What a great match! Technically, it didn't start brilliantly - kick-off went straight to Woking's no 3 who booted it out on the other side (maybe it will make someone in South East Asia happy? Allegedly). But there was much commitment and the ref had to take charge with 4 yellows in the first 20 mins. But amidst the misplaced
passes there was some good play too - the hosts took an very early lead, Palmer hammering in an excellent cross from the right, at speed. Quite an even start but once Sole had equalised by curling in an excellent free kick on 23 mins, Woking took over and played some really excellent stuff. The Hawks defended doggedly but Cowan-Hall was clean through three times and converted two of them (one I thought was a handball) to give the Cards a 3-1 interval lead. They came close another four times.
Woking continued to dominate after half time but out of the blue Ramsey's 25-yard shot halved the arrears. Woking appeared to have sealed it shortly afterwards, however, when Ademola tucked away a rebound, but again they failed to put away another four or five chances and Havant always looked to press forward. It became interesting when Palmer put away a good cross on 77 minutes and started to look for an unlikely equaliser. They had at least three good chances in the closing period, but most fell to defenders. Woking looked dangerous on a couple of breaks too, but just hung on in an exciting finish. The ref had put his cards away for 50 mins after his early flurry, but needed them again near the end when things got competitive. On another day there could have been a couple of reds to visiting players.
Havant can take heart from a battling performance, Woking need to defend better if they hope to win the league. Going forward though they looked very good.
West Leigh Park is looking good nowadays, covered on all four sides, nice pub/clubhouse outside, so I hope they can start to improve on the pitch too.



If you're going to/been to a Hampshire Premier League match, I'd really appreciate you filling in a questionnaire - available in the Groundhopping/General section, or just PM me for a copy. Thanks.

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DonQuixote
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Mar 10, 2012, 6:17 PM

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FA Vase semi programme wanted: 2001 Taunton v Clitheroe.



HantsLondoner
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Mar 10, 2012, 6:25 PM

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Thanks - will update report! Would have guessed 800-900. Good support from the away fans.

By the way, for those interested:
Of five fixtures in the Hampshire 2004 today (sunny and spring-like here, so no weather problems) - 2 completed, 2 postponed, 1 abandoned.
At an important time of the season!



If you're going to/been to a Hampshire Premier League match, I'd really appreciate you filling in a questionnaire - available in the Groundhopping/General section, or just PM me for a copy. Thanks.

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yeoviltown1
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Mar 10, 2012, 6:49 PM

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Piddletrenthide United (2) 2 Blandford United Reserves (1) 1
Dorset Senior League
Puddletown Recreation Ground


Admission none
Refreshments none
Programme none
Attendance 17

This is Piddletrenthide United's first season in senior football and to enable them to play at this level they have had to move to Puddletown, which is four miles from Piddletrenthide in picturesque rural Dorset. Puddletown Recreation Ground has a modern pavillion with some lovely old fashioned features including a gable and a clock, you could be at Hillsborough! The pitch is roped off on the near side and on the far side of the field there are concrete dugouts. The visitors arrived in bottom position with the home side two places above them seperated by Chickerell United Reserves.

On the way home we called in at Piddletrenthide United's original home at Piddletrenthide Playing Field. The river Piddle runs along one touchline and that is part of the reason that the club could not play senior football at this ground as the width of the pitch was too narrow, being squeezed between the river and a large grass bank that runs the full length of the opposite touchline. The original goals lie amongst the overgrown banking. The clubs dugouts are now stashed behind the dressing rooms at this deserted venue. Piddletrenthide United could only return to this ground were they to be relegated. Thanks to mfcwarriors2011 for driving, a good afternoon out in bright sunshine.

Public Transport - Wilts & Dorset and Damory bus services passed the ground and would appear to stop in Puddletown, nearest railway station is Dorchester (Either station).

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Runwell
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Mar 10, 2012, 6:52 PM

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Kent Blaxill Essex & Suffolk Border League Division 1
Colne Engaine & Bell United 1(0)-(1)1 Tiptree Jobserve
Adj. Panfield Bell PH, Kynaston Road, Panfield nr Braintree, Essex
Attendance: c12-15
Free admission. No programme issued

One of the few grounds I had yet to do in the Border league, so am pleased to get this one out of the way, on a cloudy but reasonably warm afternoon. Set in the village of Panfield just three miles north of Braintree, the pitch is situated behind the village pub. Beware though as car parking is very sparse, even for the pub (shared parking) so even though arriving just before half 2, we were all using a residential side street. On walking round to the pitch there is an old wooden storage yard building with the new club logo on a cemented side of the building (the old Panfield Bell FC club name is the other side). Changing rooms/loos are adjacent in a newer wooden building with slightly raised foundations, and though a tea urn was in the 'reception' area there was nobody there to make one (help yourself?). Outside this building but still above ground is a couple of benches to provide the only seating.
Pitch itself is roped off on the entrance side, with wooden dugouts opposite which backs onto a field (trees surround the ground though houses came be seen on the other three sides). On the roped off side there is a massive pile of old wooden furnishings which appears to have been there for a while - preparing for November 5th already?

To the build-up. After the hapless Bell Utd - who failed to win any league games last season and were regularly beaten by double figure margins - merged in the summer with Colne Engaine of the Colchester & East Essex League (but still playing in Panfield) they got off to a flyer with six straight wins, but since then suffered a big drop in form, only recently showing signs of picking up again. They needed a win here though to stay in touch with second placed Maldon St Mary's (leaders Haverhill Sports Association (Rovers reserves) are streaking away with the title), as did their opponents Tiptree Jobserve, who were just a point behind Maldon at the start of play with six games left after this one, as they bid for an instant return to the Border League Premier Division.

The game took a while to get going on a hard bobbly pitch, though Jobserve were definately superior and terms of skill and possession, and it was no surprise when they went in front on 18 minutes, as a dipping cross to the back post was headed in by a Jobserve player who was not effectively dealt with by his marker to allow an easy conversion. The visitiors continued to look in control, though nearly shot themselves in the foot just after the half hour mark, when a poor back pass put the keeper in a difficult position, and he totally miskicked his clearance under pressure up in the air, then got lucky as a defender attempted to clear and horribly miskicked wide and luckily not into his own net. That aside Tiptree still looked more offensive and nearly got a bit of luck of their own when a free kick into the box was miscleared from the byline by an Engaine player onto his own bar with the keeper stranded, right on half time.

An early half decent opportunity for the home side in the second period, when a player shrugged off his marker and was bearing down on goal, but managed to get the ball stuck under his feet and the danger went. At the other end moments later a cross from the right was met by a player unmarked six yards out who flung himself forward towards the ball, but his contact was not enough to take the ball into the corner beyond the diving keeper. Just after the hour mark Jobserve missed another opportunity when the ball fell to a player in space to the left of the box, but could only shoot straight at the Engaine keeper. And then on 65 minutes, Tiptree came unstuck, when a dipping free kick wide out on the right was totally messed up by the backpeddling keeper, who either saw it slip through his fingers or go over his shoulder as he slightly lost his footing, and the ball nestled into the bottom corner, to give Engaine - in spite of a little more attack mindedness in the second half - an unexpected equaliser.
Unsurprisingly Tiptree were desperate to push for the win, and came close on 72 minutes when a Jobserve player shrugged off his marker going into the box, but screwed his shot wide of the far post, and a good chance again went down for the away side three minutes later when a ball to the far post was headed over from close range. Into the closing stages with Engaine now very deep, Jobserve appeared to have a decent shout for a penalty turned down when a player appeared to be pushed in the box with five minutes left, then another good chance when a player to the right of the box in space put over, and just before the end with bodies piling forward a last ditch tackle denied Jobserve the three points.

Not an ideal result for either side, though on the game itself Engaine will be relieved to escape with a point in a match Tiptree should have won based on number of chances. With Maldon St Mary's back to winning ways today it means Jobserve are now three points off second, and perhaps the main challenge will now come from Tiptree's relegated colleagues last season - Earls Colne - who are seven points behind Maldon but with two games in hand. Engaine's own promotion hopes have probably all but ended now, as despite having two games in hand are twelve points off second.



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Burnham Ramblers v Haringey & Waltham (Essex Senior League)


Kent Man
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:01 PM

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KENT INVICTA LEAGUE

Seven Acre & Sidcup 1 Bridon Ropes 1
Programme Yes

An evenly matched game at a proper old Kent ground.


Phil21
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:10 PM

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league one

Sheffield Wednesday 3 Bournemouth 0
Season ticket holder - programme £3

3 goals in the first 15 minutes. I don't remember going to a match where a team has gone 3-0 so quickly.


Dr Love
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:12 PM

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Hitchin Town 0-1 Swindon Supermarine
Southern Premier


Excellent ground with plenty of character and a good view from the wooden terracing. The hosts had a majority of the good play and chances, but couldn't make them count. Their #9 being guilty of the worst miss. Hitchin's results suggest they are very reliant on Frendo and he wasn't on form today. Supermarine always looked like they were able to get a goal at some point. It arrived 12 minutes from time to a big cheer from their small away following.

The game was sponsored by a group of eight Belgian/Dutch fans, having already done this three times before at other grounds (Workington, Hayes & Yeading and Marlow).


pokal02
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:13 PM

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Cray Valley PM 1-1 Beckenham T
Kent Premier
Att h/c 52 Adm/Prog £7

Awful game marred by a major brawl in the dressing room area as the players came off at HT. I was amazed that 22 players came out for the second half (I was actually fearing an abandonment) - presumably ref couldn'i identify culprits.

CV took the lead halfway through the second half, conceding a soft penalty equaliser a minute later.

Ground fully railed, hardstanding 3 sides, no cover or lights (or sign that work starting). Clubhouse & good car parking.

A bit shocked to pay £7 - surely they can't have charged more than £2 in the KCL last season?


LocalBusDriver
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:14 PM

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Cheshunt 0 Soham Town Rangers 0
Isthmian League division 1 north
Attendance:140
Programme:£2.00 36 pages
Admission:£7 adults,£1 for the kids.


Oh dear. A new manager and 3 new players and the same old result.Still,at least we did not lose.A game of few chances from either side saw the Cheshunt 'keeper,and club captain Glenn Williamson,pull off 5 match winning saves and bring Cheshunt their 6th 0-0 of the season. Tuesday brings Tilbury FC to The Stadium-Theobalds Lane and a harder test for our new manager Tony Faulkner. Bring 'em on.

Some match photos here....http://www.flickr.com/...629190006234/detail/


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Lucan Bohs
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:17 PM

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league one

Sheffield Wednesday 3 Bournemouth 0
Season ticket holder - programme £3

3 goals in the first 15 minutes..


Sky said the first 10?!



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JueChorleyFC
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:24 PM

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South West Peninsula Premier

Plymouth Parkway v Falmouth Town

Score: 3-0

It finished 3-0 to Parkway. Falmouth ended the game with 9 men, 1 for an elbow and the other for a last man challenge. The first and third goal where messi-like goals. Superb chips and wouldn't of looked out of place being scored by the argentine. The second goal was a half volley shot back across goal. Falmouth were 3rd before this game, the regular Parkway supporters were shocked at the scoreline!

It was £4 for adults, £2 for concession and programme was £1.






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bluearmybob
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:35 PM

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ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE. KO 15-00hrs.

HULLBRIDGE SPORTS. (0) 2 v 1 (0) SPORTING BENGAL UNITED.

Scorers.
Home. T Ranger.(51) S Taylor.(74).

Away K O'Brian (72).

Addmission £5. Programme £1. Attendance 26.

Cheeseburger,bacon roll, hot chocalate & bovril £6.40. Coffee or Tea 80p

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GAMES SINCE LAST 0-0. Haverhill Borough v Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves. 2/11/19. (3) BEST RUN OF NOT SEEING A 0-0. (61)
LEAGUES COMPLETED. Championship. League 1. Isthmian League North. ECL Premier Division. SCEFL Premier Division.
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mip
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:39 PM

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Danish U17 Super League
HB Køge v Lyngby 3-3 (2-2) Admission, programme none, att. 74 (h/c) – Great Belt Bridge toll DKK360 (£40) Pirate.

A gray day with drizzle which had became incessant rain when crossing the Great Belt Bridge followed soon after by passing an accident involving five or six cars, one of which had ended upside down. No one in the up-ended or other cars so hopefully no serious injuries but a blatant reminder to drive carefully. Køge is a pleasant and well kept market town immediately south of Copenhagen bequeathed with a multitude of historical buildings and a place well worth spending some time.

Køge Boldklub and Herfølge agreed on a super structure, HB Køge, in 2009 after many years of talking effectively prompted by the bankruptcy of Køge Boldklub. The new entity play at Herfølge’s ground with superior facilities with reserves and youth sides using Køge Stadion. Having never managed to get to Køge Stadion prior to HB Køge only this less than perfect way of ticking it remains but it’ll do for me in an imperfect world... but not today. The heavy rain had made the pitch unplayable and the game was switched to the adjacent 3G pitch. Anyway, it was a game of football and a good one at that if somewhat error strewn and the rain had stopped by the start of the game. HB Køge started the better side but gifted Lyngby two early goals, a mistake by the keeper and an own goal, but clawed their way back to parity before the break with two good goals from right wing centres. Weirdly, momentum swung completely after the restart and Lyngby bossed midfield and went ahead midway through the half with HB Køge once again equalising soon after. With players tiring up and the game in the balance, proceedings hotted a tad towards the end but everything was superbly controlled by the referee.

It was a good game played in a positive spirit with both sides trying to play attractive football and undoubtedly some talent on display despite the two sides occupying 3rd and 4th from bottom positions in the table. Credit to HB Køge who played in an attacking 4-3-3 formation. The 3G pitch has spectator access on two railed sides but obviously no facilities.


peterw
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:43 PM

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SCFL League Division Two

Midhurst & Easebourne (1) 1 Storrington (1) 4

Entry £3.50 which included Programme - Crowd approximate 60

I drove via the A272/A23/M23 and arrived in time to park and partake in a programme. A lovely Saturday afternoon for the second time in three weeks, meant no coat and a stroll across the cricket ground to the football pitch. Refreshments were a plenty including Bacon Rolls and Chips ( Not for me, on a diet !)

Game started with Midhurst looking to upset the league table ( They have conceded the most goals in the SCFL Div 2 this season ), but were hit with a counter attacked after 20 mins or so where the forward beat the offside trap and slotted home easily. To their credit the home side hit back and equalised with a diving header on the edge of the 6 yard box

1-1 HT

2nd half Storrington took the game by the scruff of the neck, scoring in the 48th min with a far post header, unmarked. 1-2 became 1-3 with a break away and their 4th goal pretty much the same way. Midhurst hit the post and Storrington had further chances before the Referee ended the game.

Man of the Match: The Ref ! Shouting and hollering at every player who swore ( fair enough ) but bever going as far as to issue a yellow card ( In fact I cannot remember a yellow all game ). The 2nd half was 44 mins and 37 seconds, which in itself was strange, but when you think there was 5 substitues, 3 goals and twice the trainer came on for injuries, to play LESS than 45 mins was odd !

Nevertheless an enjoyable afternoon in deepest Sussex


jambo_fever
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:53 PM

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Spartan South Midland League 1st Division:

Kentish Town 0-4 Wodson Park
(@ Copthall Stadium)

Admission: £5
Programme: With Admission
Grub: Bacon bagel - £2.50
Attendance: 16 (h/c)

Finally! 5th time lucky I see a game here. For an athletics ground it isn't that bad. The view from the Main Stand is actually ok. Just a shame they are so badly supported as everyone was really friendly off the pitch. Interesting comments in the programme which stated, "as all are aware that Saracens have been granted permission to take over the stadium, but for us the fight starts now.." It does suggest Kentish Town do not have long here left.

On the pitch, Wodson Park cruised to an easy victory including two penalties (one stonewell, one controversial). As always in the SSML, swearing a plenty for us all to enjoy.



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Loiner
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:54 PM

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Stayed local so bussed it to
Yorkshire Amateur League- Senior B

North East Leeds (1) 5 v Calverley United (0) 0

At Scholes Cricket Club, Belle Vue Avenue, Scholes, Leeds. Pitch on the outfield, surrounded by hedgerows on three sides. Players changed in the Tennis Pavilion.
Nondescript first half with the opening goal coming on 43 when the forward beat the on rushing 'keeper to a through ball and lobbed it in to the net. An rush of goals for NEL came on 70,71 and 75 with a further one on 87.


boyspen
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:59 PM

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Pontefract Collieries 2 Handsworth 3 (NCEL Division 1)
Admission £4 / Programme £1 / Coffee £1
Attendance = 95
Last minute decision to go to this, after realising I hadn't made my annual trip to Ponty Colls yet, and seeing on the fixtures it was 2nd v 1st in the table playing each other today. Rewarded with what turned into the most exciting game I've seen all season. First half a bit scrappy - due to the swirly wind, and Ponty's 'multi ball' system which seemed to consist of 2 decent balls and 3 flat ones on the pitch at random. Ponty deserved their 2-0 lead at the break, but Handsworth were breathtaking in the second half, and pretty much ran rings round their opponents. After a Sam Smith penalty got them back in the game, a cracker from Faffy Gwindi (remember the name, he was ace) made it 2-2. And just as it looked like Handsworth had run out of steam, Sam Smith won another lost cause near the left touchline and slotted home from what looked like an impossible angle to send the visiting mob into delirium.
The 5 teams at the top of the NCEL D1 are basically separated by one win, so promotion looks like going down to the wire. Handsworth still have to play Glasshoughton twice, but deserve their top billing on this evidence.



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DanBlazey
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Mar 10, 2012, 8:16 PM

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SWPL Premier: Witheridge 2-1 St Blazey

Admission £4
Programme 50p

2 teas + delicious sausage bap: £3.75

Crowd: 42 (15 from Blazey)

Awful, awful, awful. Hard to see where our next point will come from.

Probably the smallest crowd I've seen at Withy.



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royals26
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Mar 10, 2012, 8:24 PM

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league one

Sheffield Wednesday 3 Bournemouth 0
Season ticket holder - programme £3

3 goals in the first 15 minutes. I don't remember going to a match where a team has gone 3-0 so quickly.



Yup Beeb has 3 up in 10 mins too - 1 goal and one assist from Royal loanee (and former T&M 'star') Michail Antonio. Cool

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NON NON LEAGUE

Championship

Royals 3-1 Leicester

Attendance : close to 22k

Match: goal up on 15' - sumptuous curling drive from Leigertwood after some lovely interplay around the box - easily held the Filberts at arms length for the next hour - occasionally making them look extremely ragged at the back. Ist half it was clear when pressed that they appeared to have nerves of string. Oddly enough think they were missing out of favour ex-skipper of ours (Matt) Millsy - there is evidently something badly wrong if you feel the need to leave out a £4 million plus Centre Back in this division.
We could have notched at least two or three more on the break in the 2nd half when we eased off them.
Upped the gears again after a long period of their possession without threat and did add goals on 75' (Roberts) and 90' (Church) - both set up by perfect runs and crosses down the right by N.Hunt.

Danns was rewarded for his all-round industry in a lost cause in midfield, with a late injury time goal after a bit of 'ping pong' in our box.

Three awkward away trips in quick succession now: Donny, Tykes and Peterboro - hope we can keep our spirit and mental strength to the fore but doubt if we'll extend our winning run out the otherside of those. Still 8 in a row has seen us claw up level with the unhappy Hammers and 3 behing Saints with a game in hand.

Firmly keeping to the Steve Coppell mantra WNG (Win Next GameAngelic)

Think we may be 'featured' on the FL Show tonight - looking forward to watching Claridge grimacing through his summary of the game.Tongue

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RE being at a match with an early lead - can recall us shipping three goals in a Cup replay at the MadStad vs Man U - in about 5'
It was one of Federici's first games for us - think we'd drawn the 1st game at OT - where he'd been awarded the 'Player of the Round' thingy by the Beeb (sure they had the FA Cup that year?). Remember Ole G Solskaer scored probably one of his last goals for them too.
We got it back to 2-3 in a belting game and Brynjar Gunnarson hit the bar in the last 5'.

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CMFL SOUTH DIVISION

Kimberley Town 0 Calverton Miners Welfare 11

Today I didnt want to go and watch any team on this coming weekend Bonanza, so opted to go to The Stag Ground.

Bottom placed Kimberley faced 3rd from bottom Calverton this afternoon and I feared that none of the clubs had scored many goals this season, but fears were soon gone after the visitors had raced in to a 2 goal lead after just 5 minutes.

I've always enjoyed going to Kimberley so it is very hard to see them beaten so heavy like this..they have lost the main core of their team recently and dont have a goalkeeper

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Mar 10, 2012, 8:29 PM

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Brentford 0 Sheffield United 2 - Bees gifted a physically strong United side Two goals to give them a comfortable victory. Brentford had a couple of Half Chances early on but United broke and scored with their first attack when a ball down the centre found a huge gap in the Brentford defence, Evans beat the last man Bidwell and fired past Bees keeper Moore. Brentford competed well for the rest of the half but any hope they had of getting back in the game soon disappeared 4 minutes into the 2nd Half. Bees young keeper Simon Moore made a hash of a Goal Kick giving it straight to Uniteds leading scorer Ched Evans who rounded Moore to put the ball into the empty net. United never looked like losing the lead and held on for a comfortable victory Frown



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Mar 10, 2012, 8:40 PM

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Ludlow Town 1 Broseley Juniors 1
Shropshire League Premier Division
Admission : £2 for me, free for my 8 year old
Attendance : 21 (h/c)
Coffee £1

I saw these two in the corresponding match at the end of last season.On that day Broseley were woeful, Ludlow won 7-0 and could have had a much greater margin of victory if it hadn't been for the visitors' keeper.Broseley were much better today but Ludlow could easily have hit double figures had it not been for some inaccurate finishing.

Broseley wasted two simple chances in the first ten minutes, setting the pattern for both teams in the game by blasting high and wide when it looked easier to score.The rest of the half was all Ludlow with numerous chances being spurned.When the ball did end up in the net it was disallowed for a push.

The second half followed the pattern of the first only this time Broseley took their early chance then, apart from the occasional breakaway, set about trying to shut Ludlow out.They somehow managed it until 10 minutes from time when Ludlow captain Dale Hodge snatched an equaliser.


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Seein as Silsden don't want me these days, went to Valley Parade for 2nd time in three weeks - Bradford City v Oxford United - courtesy of a season ticket holder who was unable to go. City should have won 6-1. In the event it was 2-1 & if they play like that more often they will be goin places :) Really considering goin back there for good.......



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Mar 10, 2012, 8:45 PM

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After a brief stop off in Fareham to visit The Crown, Wetherspoons, no.399 Tongue I continued to the village also known as TARRANT in a certain 80s BBC series but in real life it's HAMBLE LE RICE Cool for...

FOLLANDS AVENUE
GE HAMBLE 4 Brading Town 0
Sydenhams Wessex Premier
Adm. £5 Prog £1 Tea £1 (from a teapot, in a mug!)


An absolutely glorious Spring day down at the Harbour amongst the yachts, more famous for this...
http://www.youtube.com/...p;feature=plpp_video

Then an entertaining match at the GE Aviation complex with its adjacent aircraft on display and bus shelter also as added photographic opportunities Tongue
The home side had numerous chances throughout and must have a record for number of times hitting the post or bar in a match! However it wasn't until a Brading player was given a straight red for a bad foul that GE Hamble made their dominance count, and in the second period it became a question of how many, though to be fair, the away side also lost their captain to an injury and prior to this were holding on quite well and certainly seemed slightly better than their league position suggests.
The match finished just before 5pm due to our late start here, I presume the visitors were delayed on their journey across from the Island.
A very pleasant location and a large clubhouse too, certainly worth a visit and with Hamble Club just up the road I intend to return to the area again soon.



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Swanwick Pentrich Road 1-3 Cromford
Midlands Regional Alliance, Premier Division

Admission - Free, Programme - NO, Tea/Coffee 50p, crisps 50p
Tidy little ground. No floodlights but has two covered stands. One for standing the other seating. Both of these are on the dugout side of the pitch. This is where the only hard standing is located, unless you count the shale car park behind the changing room end. The opposite end has a training pitch area.

match summary - http://daytickettoparadise.blogspot.com/


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Kent Invicta League

Sutton Athletic 2 Lydd Town 1

Admission £2

Programme £2 (20 pages)

Attendance 55


They are on the move at the end of the season to a ground a mile or so up the road, it is an old ground not used for some time?

they have 3 home games left;

17/03 Woodstock Park
24/03 Phoenix Sports
21/04 Ashford United


Bantam Cymraeg
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An alternative Welsh Hop...

2pm
Beaumaris Town 0-4 Llanllyfni
Gwynedd League
Admission by donation
Att: 20ish

Poor game on a poor pitch. Llan shaded the first half, scoring just before the break. 3 further goals (73, 76 & 81) in the 2nd half completed a comprehensive victory.

Just a pitch - not even roped. Small amount of cover in front of the changing rooms. Lovely views of Snowdonia, Anglesey & the Great Orme from pitchside. Surprised there weren't any other hoppers taking the opportunity for this particular double.

Then a 30 minute walk across town back to where I'd earlier parked my car at...

5.15pm
Bangor City 1-3 The New Saints
Welsh Premier
£8 in
Att: 756

In the 1st half, Saints were fitter, sharper, and just overall better than Bangor, and deservedly lead 3-0. Game over? Yes, but Bangor came out all guns blazing after the break, and pulled one back within a couple of minutes. They bossed the rest of the game, creating numerous chances, but couldn't finish any of them. TNS looked well organised, and on this showing will probably win the league. Unfortunately.

Decent ground for a new build, just a bit different. High main stand with good views, which didn't cost anything extra to sit in. Couple of smaller stands opposite. 3 steps of terracing at each end. Would look great with covered ends. Both sets of supporters created a decent atmosphere, and all in all I enjoyed the experience. The biggest crowd I've been in this season Shocked


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Southern League Premier
Redditch United 1 Chippenham Town 0
Admission £6 concession, programme £2 (36pp glossy, adequate rather than brilliant)
Refreshments: hot chocolate 90p, chips ‘n curry sauce £2.20. Proper curry sauce with raisins in it. Had a go on the Golden Goal, picked 67m …. no hope!
Attendance – 180 (website)

Approached this one with foreboding, as my last visit to the Valley back in September against Cirencester Town (0-2) produced by far the worst match I’ve seen this season, enlivened only by the hapless referee blowing for half-time after 35 minutes …..

Things have changed considerably at Redditch in the intervening months, new management team, and only 3 players from the squad then in the squad today. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said of the entertainment factor, as another scrappy match unfolded.

For potential promotion play-off hopefuls, Chippenham were in fact pretty hopeless. They couldn’t string anything together and spent most of the match finding new and inventive ways of falling over. Redditch plugged gamely away, and got the reward of an early goal when Deabill toe-poked the ball home from close range in the 15th minute. Other than that, my notepad shows very few entries for the first half, the only real highlights being two chances squandered by the away side in the closing stages.

As for the second half, Redditch’s Hendrie got booked for kicking out after 56m, Smith in the Chippenham goal pulled off a flying save following a run and cross by Osborne, Chippenham’s Griffin headed across the goalmouth, we had three substitutions, and it was thankfully all over.

Welcome three points for the Reds, but again, not a game to live in the memory. Still got a headache from the home side’s Glee Club drummer …..


wishmaster3211
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Mar 10, 2012, 9:02 PM

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Western Wrestling League Div 1

Elmore 1 (0) - (1) 2 Calne Town

One fall to 2 submissions, 4 disqualifications.

Adm £5 Prog £1 (so so)

Did not see any evidence of hot food or drink and didnt go looking at half time as a result.

Att 51 HC

Late decision as I didnt want to burn my weeks fuel allowance doing the Welsh Hop, and Paul M of this parish also needed Elmore. We got a train from Westbury then photographed Tornado at Tiverton Parkway, before taking a taxi to the town centre, rather than wait the best part of an hour for the bus (terrible service).

The taxi driver turned out to be a Pompey fan who used to live in West Berkshire and he was dead chuffed with our company, regaling us with tales of 1980s Pompey legends that he had known while running Colin Clarkes pub! We then made our way through the beer desert of Tiverton to the Spoons, which was full of the usual alkies. On the way back to the ground we stopped off at the "Inn on the Green" which looked real outside but had been tarted up like Gok Wans living room inside in an attempt to attract a clientele that almost certainly doesnt exist in any great numbers in Tiverton! We amused ourselves while some "modern parents" (if you remember the Viz cartoon) made a big show of breast feeding their baby while the resident local yocals sniggerred away at the bar. Further proof that Tiverton is not the place for a Boutique pub!

It did do real ale, but it wasnt very good although it WAS cheap.

The game was shit. Calne scored after 4 minutes, Elmore were the worst team I have seen all season and neither side seemed to want to pass to their own players. The ref didnt help by constantly blowing up for meaningless fouls and whistling so loudly I thought he may have been a Train Guard in his main job. The second half was better and Calne did threaten a drubbing after Elmore had a player sent off in the 65th and the ineffective Bryan was removed up front, but they missed several good chances their only reward being a mazy solo goal by the mercurial Lardinho.

Elmore then got a goal back, and the last ten minutes became quite tense. Eventually a mass brawl erupted over not much really, leading to two further dismissals, and then just after play restarted another Calne player was sent off presumably for something he said.

We went back by bus and on the way noted that there was a GBG pub in Sampford Peverill, which is only 1 mile from Tiverton Parkway and on the bus route. Id suggest anyone else doing this move goes to that pub rather than bother with Tiverton, but I suppose that on here the lure of a JDW tick will be too much for many (sigh).

Good day out, a poor game of football but the wrestling was top notch!

Smile

Ground grade - 2 but a big tick nonetheless.



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SWPL Premier: Witheridge 2-1 St Blazey

Admission £4
Programme 50p

2 teas + delicious sausage bap: £3.75

Crowd: 42 (15 from Blazey)

Awful, awful, awful. Hard to see where our next point will come from.

Probably the smallest crowd I've seen at Withy.



Also at Witheridge v St Blazey

Counted a few more - 56

Game was pretty dire, Witheridge slighty better than the visitors

My day was a tad more enjoyable by winning £15 on the 50/50 raffle !



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After a brief stop off in Fareham to visit The Crown, Wetherspoons, no.399 Tongue I continued to the village also known as TARRANT in a certain 80s BBC series but in real life it's HAMBLE LE RICE Cool for...

FOLLANDS AVENUE
GE HAMBLE 4 Brading Town 0
Sydenhams Wessex Premier
Adm. £5 Prog £1 Tea £1 (from a teapot, in a mug!)


Howards Way by any chance??
I'll get my coat...

An absolutely glorious Spring day down at the Harbour amongst the yachts, more famous for this...
http://www.youtube.com/...p;feature=plpp_video

Then an entertaining match at the GE Aviation complex with its adjacent aircraft on display and bus shelter also as added photographic opportunities Tongue
The home side had numerous chances throughout and must have a record for number of times hitting the post or bar in a match! However it wasn't until a Brading player was given a straight red for a bad foul that GE Hamble made their dominance count, and in the second period it became a question of how many, though to be fair, the away side also lost their captain to an injury and prior to this were holding on quite well and certainly seemed slightly better than their league position suggests.
The match finished just before 5pm due to our late start here, I presume the visitors were delayed on their journey across from the Island.
A very pleasant location and a large clubhouse too, certainly worth a visit and with Hamble Club just up the road I intend to return to the area again soon.



LondonBuck
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Mar 10, 2012, 9:23 PM

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In Reply To
After a brief stop off in Fareham to visit The Crown, Wetherspoons, no.399 Tongue I continued to the village also known as TARRANT in a certain 80s BBC series but in real life it's HAMBLE LE RICE Cool for...

FOLLANDS AVENUE
GE HAMBLE 4 Brading Town 0
Sydenhams Wessex Premier
Adm. £5 Prog £1 Tea £1 (from a teapot, in a mug!)


Howards Way by any chance??
I'll get my coat...

Laugh



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583 WETHERSPOONS - Willenhall
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philmitchell
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Mar 10, 2012, 9:30 PM

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Kent Invicta League

Sutton Athletic 2 Lydd Town 1

Admission £2

Programme £2 (20 pages)

Attendance 55


They are on the move at the end of the season to a ground a mile or so up the road, it is an old ground not used for some time?

they have 3 home games left;

17/03 Woodstock Park
24/03 Phoenix Sports
21/04 Ashford United


I was at this game too, was quite surprised to be only paying £2 at this level as other clubs in the league charge £4-£5

Thought programme was good value at £2 with plenty of photos and written articles.

Decent sized clubhouse and the sausage and bacon roll for £3 from the food van was fantastic!

Sutton were worthy winners in the end, was somewhat disappointed in Lydd considering they have a few ex-Hythe players in the squad. They struggled up front and their right back had a torrid time in the 2nd half from Sutton's number 11


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Sussex County D1
Arundel 1-1 Worthing Utd
Entry+prog £5, tea 80p, mars bar 50p
Att just under a hundred

A glorious afternoon in Sussex and few better places to be than Mill Road in the shadow of Arundel Castle.

A draw probably the right result. Worthing played the better football in the first half but went in behind thanks to one of the very few decent crosses right onto a head at the back post. Arundel made more of a fight of it in the second half but shipped the only goal. Huge claims that the ball was held by the keeper and kicked from his hands, but the goal stood.

But so many, many chances went begging with wayward finishing and neither team really deserved two more points than they got!


DavetheGlassboy
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Mar 10, 2012, 9:38 PM

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Southern League Premier Division
Bedford Town 2 Stourbridge 2
Admission £9 programme £2 disgraceful car park charge of £1

Another lacklustre display from the Glassboys as they notched up their fourth consecutive draw and relied on two set pieces to take the lead and later equalise. A penalty save in the 5th minute of stoppage time prevented Stour from taking all 3 points which would have probably been harsh on the home side with a draw the fair result.



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Last game: Stourbridge v Whitby 21/10/19
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andysanktpauli
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Mar 10, 2012, 9:54 PM

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Essex Senior League
Burnham Ramblers 5 London APSA 0
Adm £7.50 incl prog
Att 49

Cracking entertainment at Leslie Field as the Ramblers scored
three goals of realk quality.

APSA had dominated early on before Ramblers passed the ball for the first time
and scored a stunning goal after 9minutes, no further scoring before HT as both
sides had a penalty each and both were very well saved by the 'keeper.

Another quality goal after 48mins and then a cute finish following a great move
down the left that was finished off by sub Ashley Fashanu barely a minute after
he'd come on. He looked a real class act and he'd just joined the Ramblers in midweek.

A pen after 84mins and another in injury time saw the end to a glorious performance
by the hosts.

Ground tiday and functional but nothing outstanding,special mention to the man
on the mike as he was very entertaining and played some sublime old soul tunes
during the HT break,well done sir.



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Peckham Town 3 Metrogas 0


bmavfc
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Mar 10, 2012, 9:56 PM

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Villa 1 Fulham 0

not a lot happened till 93rd min pretty dismal offering but a win that should steer us clear of any end of season worrys,fulham probs derserved a point but realised villa wernt gonna do much and settled for a point.be very surrprised if its not last on motd.


buncranaboy
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Mar 10, 2012, 10:12 PM

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Mid-Wales League 1 : Aberystwyth University 0 Bow Street 1. Attendance 236

Mid-Wales League 2 : Aberaeron 3 Machynlleth 1. Attendance 224

Ceredigion League : New Quay 1 Maesglas 2. Attendance 276

I may elaborate later, or might CBA. Too bleedin knackered now


Tim
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Mar 10, 2012, 10:19 PM

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As above.

Grand day out.


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Mar 10, 2012, 10:22 PM

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Manchester League Premier Division
Walshaw Sports 2-1 Wythenshawe Amateurs

Adm/Prog - No
Att: 49 hc

My penultimate ground in this league, and I said after West Didsbury 2 weeks ago, I'll be happy to finish it. I was lucky to get here, a quick beer after Uni turned into too many and I was too tired/hungover to do a double.

I arrived in Bury at midday, had hair of the dog and took in the two Wetherspoons, it is definitely my favourite town out of it, Oldham and Rochdale. Sampled halves of Naylor - Pinnacle Porter and Goose Eye - Touch, Pause, Engage in the Robert Peel. The Art Picture House next to the Interchange is a Lloyds No 1 Bar, square bar and 4 hand-pulls on (incredible for a Lloyds No 1 bar!!), I had Wentworth Oatmeal Stout and Naylor - Black & Tan. Two good dark ales. I then took the 469 bus up to Tottington, 10 min ride away, hadn't a clue where to get off but look out for the cricket ground/football pitch (it is shared) from the road. It's literally 50 yards down Sycamore Road.

The ground is poor, roped down one side, railed down the other, bottom ends empty. The game was also fairly poor, the sideways wind and double slope making life difficult. The first goal went in on 41 minutes, 9 taking advantage of a poor kick out by the keeper and hit it into the bottom right hand corner, 1-0 Walshaw. This goal came after the fact Wythenshawe had dominated possession and 10 missed a sitter for Walshaw.

The second goal went in on 72 minutes, a lob over the keeper followed in. From there on it was mostly Wythenshawe, as it had been anyway and they scored a few minutes from the end to set up a grandstand finish and almost had an equaliser, 9 volleying wide with seconds left. The attendance was also very high for this league, as I was a crowd of 1 at 1350, a massive crowd just appeared out of nowhere.

I walked the huge 150 yards back to the bus stop, back in Bury within 10 minutes and got the 163 bus to Heywood. Of course I've done Heywood St James FC but never did the Wetherspoons, my 50th :) the selection was dire and I had a pint of John Smiths. From there I moved onto the Harbord Harbord 20 minutes bus ride away in Middleton, 4th JDW of the day. The selection poor so had 2 new lagers, halves of Amstel and Tuborg before realising the Moorhouse Blond Witch said Black Witch, figured it was likely to be a new beer and had a half of that. 2nd Spoons in a row in 'less than kind' area, but not a place I felt uncomfortable.

Overall, not a bad day but good for beer. Only 6 more Saturday matches this season for me thankfully, costing me too much!Blush

Tom


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Trevor P
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Mar 10, 2012, 10:28 PM

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WESTLAND UNITED 1
Wrington Redhill 6
Somerset County League, Division Two West
Att : 17
Uphill Castle Cricket Club, Bridgwater Road (A370), Uphill, Weston-super-Mare
Admission : Free. Programme : No. Tea : £0.50p. Hot food in the pavilion after the game

Recompleted this league with a visit to Westland United's frequently waterlogged ground. I'm not sure how many home postponements the club has suffered this season, but it is quite a lot and some of the players didn't have the patience to hang around, preferring to move elsewhere for a more regular game.

The rustiness was very evident today with the visitors, who are going well in the division and may have a chance of promotion, scoring 5 before the interval. Seasoned players with experience at Western League or SCL Premier Division level were far too good for struggling Westland and, although Wrington Redhill eased off a little in the second half allowing Westland to pull one goal back, they still wrapped things up not long before the finish ensuring that numbers 9 & 10 both claimed hat-tricks.

The entrance to the ground is off the busy A370 and is easily missed. A track leads past the cricket ground on the right to the brick pavilion at the end. The building contains the dressing-rooms and a lounge bar serving keg beers & cider. A kitchen next to the bar was being utilised to prepare post-match food - possibly just for the players - and hot drinks were sold here at half time. Car-parking was available on the grass beside the approach track.

A short walk through the surrounding trees brings you into the second field where the roped pitch runs lengthways ahead as you approach. There are portable wooden dugouts on the far side, but no spectator cover or hard standing. There are a couple of benches, but they didn't look too safe to me so I headed for one of the large logs left behind following the felling of some of the aforementioned trees.

Beyond the far side, the impressive Uphill Manor (once known as Uphill Castle) catches the eye. Now a hotel, it dates from the early 19th. century and a notable feature is its gothic style tower. Uphill's parish church can also be seen amongst the village buildings not far away.

The pitch has streams running behind the far goal and along the village side. Long-handled nets were being used to fish out any stray balls that found the water. The middle of the pitch had been quite well sanded and the club hopes something can be done to address the drainage problems during the summer. Not sure what though!

I called in at GBG pubs in Wedmore, Uphill, Rickford and Weston-super-Mare, where I also visited the second Wetherspoon's in the town. All the beers sampled were fine, but no new ticks. Great Western Maiden Voyage, Mole's Rucking Mole, Salopian Shropshire Gold, St. George's Friar Tuck and Cheddar Ales Potholer were my choices today.


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One of the many down in West Wales, needing just the 2 later games of the hop up.

Mid Wales League Division 2
1.30pm
Aberaeron 3 Machynlleth 1 att.224
no admission
£2 programme.
Looked a poor ground from outside, but had a nice feel to it once inside, being hemmed in on all 4 sides by houses painted in various pastel colours.
Aberaeron led 1-0 at the break and were pegged back on the hour, but restored their lead 3 minutes later, before rounding it off with a third goal five minutes from time.

Ceredigion League Division 1
4.15pm
New Quay 1 Maesglas 2 att.276
£3 admission

£1 programme.
This was 2nd v top and was a game the visitors really had to win due to the fact that New Quay have a number of games in hand and are just 5 points behind.
Maesglas ahead on 38 minutes, but the hosts were level 3 minutes later.
New Quay were reduced to 10 men on 86 minutes for a straight red and from the free kick, which was just inside the New Quay half, the ball was hit forward and bounced over the keeper and into the net.
Maesglas also finished with 10 men following a second yellow card a minute from time.
This was the first defeat for New Quay this season and at least gives Maesglas a chance of holding on at the top.
Good effort by the home club with catering.
The ground is an absolute gem and much better than i was expecting and a good one to tick off my 300th ground in Wales with.
The only downside of the day was the arsehole from New Quay, who i assume was their Manager, who spent the entire match stood 5-6 yards on the pitch, joined at times by 2 or 3 others, although they were only 2-3 yards onto the pitch. Normally the type of thing you would expect on a Sunday morning game down the local rec.



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Mar 10, 2012, 10:40 PM

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Gloucestershire County League
Chipping Sodbury Town 0 Kingswood 1 (att 70 h/c)
Free admission, progs £1.50

Not a great game, but a ground I wanted to visit in case in Chipping Sodbury are relegated at the end of the season.

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Mar 10, 2012, 10:53 PM

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We drove to Colchester Railway Station to find a que at the ticket office as only 1 person serving. Later we arrived at:

Sussex County League Division 1
Lingfield 2 (33pen & 56 Red on 69)
Horsham YMCA 1 (92+ gk saved pen on 48)
Att: 51 h/c (not seen official yet) KO: 1500 Cost: £5 Progs: Yes

Venue: Godstone Road, Lingfield
Less than 30min walk from railway station. Poor ground with 2 floodlight pylons 1 side while opposite is 1 pylon & 1 pole. Fully railed but only allowed to view from 2 sides & these are the only hardstanding areas. Main side has in 18 yard box 4 rows of covered seats. For most of other half but set back a little & slightly elevated is the clubhouse building with unusual roof. There is a balcony with some chairs from the clubhouse & some chairs pitchside. There is cover in front of the clubhouse. Behind goal its a bit narrow with a wire fence & car park the other side. The other 2 sides have low locked gates advising 'to be locked match days.' Just grass behind the other goal & other side has the cricket square & nets while further back is a 2nd set of goalposts. In corner was a 3rd set.

Match: 7th v 16th out of 20
After 25mins where nothing noteworthy happened the game did finally get better. On 31mins the gk went walkabouts which he did a few times & Lingfield passed the ball around & with 2 defenders on the line the shot hit the post. Lingfield had most of the play against a poor YMCA side & deservedly went in ahead at h/t.

The very tall Lingfield gk got down well to save the penalty. Lingfield dominated most of the 2nd half but only managed 3 attempts at goal. With Lingfield down to 10 men YMCA finished the last 10mins well. They had a volley saved by the gk & then a shot went just wide. They got a deserved consolation in injury time.


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Kent County League First Division
Hildenborough Athletic 0 Metrogas 4
Adm None
Programme £1
Att 26 h/c
Coffee 70p Bacon Roll £1-60

Can't say I was treated to a particularly high quality exciting game this afternoon at The Racecourse Sports Ground Tonbridge, home of Tonbridge Juniors FC. The extensive Sports Ground had replaced the old Race Course where at the turn of the century horse races had been very popular.

The Racecourse Sports Ground is a vast open area of grassland between Tonbridge Rugby club and the Swimming Pool complex. There are approximately 10 adult pitches although only the two were being used today. There are no dugouts, no hard standing - just a single rope down one touchline. The changing rooms also host a small cafe serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and sweets. Elsewhere in the Sports Ground you will find many family orientated activities such as Crazy Golf, swings and even a miniature railway.

These two top of the division level on points although Metrogas had the better goal difference and a game in hand. This victory was as comprehensive as the score suggests as the hosts really didn't threaten until the last ten minutes.

Not a great surface and not a great game.

15 mins A ball over the top was chased down by the nippy Pat Hitchin 9.The keeper did not appear brave enough to dive at his feet and as he bent down to try to gather Hitchin got a foot to the ball taking it away from the keeper and allowing him to shoot into an empty net.

Metrogas doubled their lead on 40 minutes when a great cross field ball was headed on to the bar by Gibson and Hitchin poked home.

Hildenborough barely mustered a shot on goal and were probably grateful to Captain Adam Davies, who was for me clearly the best player on the pitch, for only being 2 down at the break. Ironically it was Davies who gifted Gas a third after 73 minutes when he barged over Hitchin in the area and Danny Gorman scored with ease from the spot.
Gas added a fourth in stoppage time and are now clear favourites to land the title.

Hildenborough may still finish second but with the facilities at the Racecourse Ground being on a par with another recreation ground their future plans must be limited at present.


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Mar 10, 2012, 11:05 PM

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Crowmarsh Gifford 4 Harwell Village 2

Nth Berks lge Div 1
attn 16 f + n

With top playing bottom I expected a decent display from the home team, what I got was a Sunday side after a hard night out on the tiles. Another poor game from what is (allegedly) a Step 7 League. Am I picking duffers or is this league losing quality? Not much better than the Step 13 game I went to last week. Harwell Village do look youthful, hopefully they will regroup in Div 2 next season and come back stronger, and a year wiser.

I knew I was in Oxfordshire after the (obligatory?) pair of kites that turned up, wheeled around and cruised about looking for their afternoon tea. Tea for spectators was available from half time onwards for 50p in a china cup.

Entrance to Rec Ground v.difficult these days as they are building a housing estate in front of it, and you have to drive through this to get to the car park alongside the dressing rooms. Shared with cricket , a big expanse (the sort that Tesco like) of green with the pitch tucked away in one corner. Part of one side features a bit of blue string with thumbsticks which is where the crowd congregate. There are a few park benches in this area ,many populated by the 'old lads of the village' ,mostly vocal with good Oxfordshire accents despite having all managed Leeds United at some point. Back stanchions and corner flags too!

Despite lack of quality on the pitch, there's a good community feel here,plenty of non-spectators dog walking and using the children's play ground, it really was where the village sought recreation on a pleasant weekend afternoon, so I enjoyed the humanity aspect of the afternoon stop. Just wished I hadn't been working in London in the morning and could have gone on the HopUp!



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Mar 10, 2012, 11:35 PM

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Knaresborough Town 1 Boroughbridge 2
West Yorks League Cup
Entry £2 including programme
Crowd est 170
Tea 60p

Games between these two close neighbours are usually hotly contested and today was no exception. It was Knaresborough with a stiffish breeze at their backs who had the better of the first half and they took the lead after 15 minutes when a weak effort from just outside the box squirmed through the hands of Bridge keeper Paul Diamonds hands and trickled slowly over the line. It could have got worse only two minutes later as Diamond dropped a cross and Matt Thompson fired over the bar from barely 5 yards. Boroughbridge managed to get back into the game and drew level after 28 minutes when a ball in from the right was stabbed home at the near post by Ben Jones. Boroughbridge made much better use of the breeze after the break and took the lead after 55 minutes when Paul Beesley produced a neat chip over the keeper from the left side of the box. The visitors had the ball in the net again after 65 minutes with a header from a deep cross but it was ruled out for an off side. In the last 15-20 minutes Knaresborough had plenty of the ball but seemed hesitant and rarely looked like scoring against a strong Boroughbridge back four although Thompson should have perhaps done better when he delayed his shot from only ten yards and lost the ball. there was also a huge scramble in the closing minutes but Boroughbridge, the holders of the trophy, hung on to take their place in the semi-finals.

While at the ground took the liberty of finding out how Knaresborough are getting on with their plans for NCEL entry and seems the floodlights will be going in by the end of March. Some hard standing has also been installed and the old shelter at the far side has been demolished in readiness for the erection of a new stand. Problem might be on the pitch as they currently are only 6th in the table and face a hard battle to ensure a top 5 place which I suspect they will need to be accepted.



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Grounds visited 93 (Last Season 83)
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Mar 10, 2012, 11:45 PM

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Mid comb u21 league

Castle Vale JKS 5 Parkway Rovers 3

A decent game , marred alittle bt a serious head injury to a parkway player that needed 2 ambulances to turn up for him. On the blog now http://adjithegroundhopper.wordpress.com/



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Mar 10, 2012, 11:49 PM

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Wessex League Premier Division

Laverstock & Ford 1 Hamworthy United 2

In: £5
Prog: £1
Pasty: £1.30
Crowd: 50 (h/c)

This leaves me only two grounds to complete the Wessex Prem, and in today's sunshine this was one of the most attractive - a location in the watermeadows, with the village behind and hills behind that - I had heard comments about the two strange stands in one corner, and even seen a photo, but it wasn't a bit like I imagined. Good clubhouse and an interesting tea hut with the dugouts built on to the front of it completed the facilities. Hopefully Laverstock will avoid relegation again - there are several grounds much more worthy of going down!
On the pitch, Hammers continued the recent vein of useless form - a bit short of players (only 3 subs) and a generally disjointed performance throughout the first half. Laverstock were 1-0 up at the break courtesy of a freekick which went straight through the wall - they were rather mouthy and there were several incidents of niggle. Hammers came out after the break, now playing down the slope, and won a corner within seconds which led to a fiercely headed equaliser. I had only had time to walk from level with the edge of the penalty area to behind the goal before we won another corner, and only desperate defending prevented another score. Hammers were on top throughout almost all the second period, could have had 5 or 6, but only managed 1 more when a good move was finished with a header so softly cushioned that it just trickled over the line with the help of the post. After missing so many, Laverstock threw the kitchen sink at us towards the end and were convinced they should have had a penalty in the last minute. This just added to their general displeasure with the referee, Mr Benin (who may well be from Benin!) - I thought he coped fairly well with a match which could have boiled over in the first half; he made his own decisions, was fairly firm with the players' bouts of displeasure (mostly with each other) and let the game flow most of the time.
Generally a very pleasant afternoon, made even better when I got home to find my each way choice for the Imperial Cup came second at 11-1, when I got 16-1 last night. Also managed 3 points for this match in Angus' Prediction League - that's the first time I have ever scored a point on a Hammers Match!


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Staffs FA Vase semi-final
Norton United 3 Brocton 2
Attendance 65 Admission £4 programme £1
Hot drinks 50p pies £1- excellent value
Good game which the home team just about deserved to win.
Three of the five goals- 2 home and 1 away - were really top quality.


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Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Queens Park Rangers - Barclays Premier League
Attendance: 21,551
Admission £28, Programme £3, Parking £3.50

A tick on the 92, as the only time I'd been before was for a Lancashire FA Trophy Final. In general I'm not a fan of new-build grounds, but I must admit I like the Reebok. It looks a little different to most of them and has a bit of uniqueness to it.

Not a lot to choose between 2 struggling sides, a point would probably have been a fair result.
The game has made the headlines for the disallowed QPR goal, I was sat just a couple of rows behind the TV commentary positions in the West Stand, and had a clear view of the monitor in the MOTD booth, so saw that the ball was clearly over the line. The locals were convinced that QPR's goal that did stand, which was shown to be offside, was a clear case of the officials 'evening it up' after the earlier controversy.

I parked on an industrial estate over the road from the ground. £3.50 for 5 mins walk away is alright by me, considering the club car park was £6 and seemed to be taking ages to clear. I was back on the M61 in 10 minutes, then it was a 50 minute trip down through Westhoughton, Hindley and Ashton in Makerfield on to the East Lancs to Liverpool for...

Everton 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Premier League
Attendance 34,992
Admission Free! (courtesy of a borrowed Season Ticket) Progamme £3 Parking £5 (at Walton Leisure Centre, 15 mins walk away)


First time I'd been to Goodison in 10 years, and it hasn't changed a bit! A great old ground, it'll be a real shame to see it go should Everton finally move elsewhere. I was in the Upper Bullens, complete with wooden flooring and narrow concourse.

First half was pretty low-key, livened up by a well crafted Everton goal, finished with aplomb by new signing Jelavic. Spurs were much better after the break and largely dominated, Everton surviving thanks to some dogged defending, wayward finishing and a bit of luck. The atmosphere was excellent throughout, but particularly in the last 20 minutes or so where the home fans really got behind their side, almost cup-tie like.


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Mar 11, 2012, 12:08 AM

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Huddersfield League

Holmfirth Town 3 Dalton Crusaders 4

Venue: Little Wembley, Holmfirth
Attendance: 22

A very long trek for the players who get changed in Holmfirth High School Sports Centre. Elevated banking down one side. Lovely surrounding scenery. Cracking game.

Huddersfield League on adjoining pitch.

Back home at 16.50.


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Wessex Premier

Fareham Town 3-1 Romsey Town
Att: 59Unsure
Tea: 80p
Programme £1.50


In the glorious sunshine, Fareham were dominant for 80 minutes and played probably our best football of the season.

At no stage was I worried that we would throw this one away, scoring 3 hitting the bar and Romsey keeper forced to make several good saves as his defenders went walkabout.

eased up with 10 minutes left, conceding a sloppy goal but it was too little too late



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Mar 11, 2012, 8:32 AM

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Braintree Town 3-1 Conference National
Amlin Stadium, Attendance 900ish
Admission £15, programme £2

A lengthy journey down amongst the 13 on Gateshead's supporters coach into Essex (5 hours 27 mins), but thankfully that dropped off right next to the Wagon and Horses pub, an excellent hostelry with very well served ales from the Mighty Oak brewery and pork pies (although most of the other fans went to the Wetherspoons up the road). Ground wasn't the easiest to find from here, a good 20 minute walk through an estate.

The ground itself is very orange... uncovered terracing behind one goal, covered terracing one side and the main stand opposite, with a closed terrace (usually houses away fans) behind the other. What they do have is a very well stocked club shop and a reasonable bar. The view from both stands is obstructed by a large proliferation of pillars throughout, but weather was fine for the uncovered terrace.

As the Gateshead fans on the coach back admitted, they weren't at the races today. Braintree looked really up for it, and their very pacey number 14 gave hell to the Gateshead left back all afternoon. A two goal lead established in the first ten minutes never looked like being relinquished, and when said number 14 was allowed to waltz through unchallenged past three defenders early in the second half, that really was that.

Gateshead did get a consolation goal in the 89th minute, a curling shot into the top right hand corner which was the cue for a nearby Braintree fan to comment upon how many late goals their side have conceded this season, but this one really was of little consequence, although it did spark a late Gateshead rally.


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Mar 11, 2012, 9:01 AM

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Headington Ams 3 New College Swindon 6. Hellenic division 1 West.
Admission £2 by programme
Tea 80p- in a mug!
h/c 27.

This is a dreadful ground, basically just a railed park pitch, although the club does have a shiny new clubhouse and changing room complex. It's on the edge of Oxford and has quite a rural feel to it. The game was a cracker! The first 30 mins saw the home side absolutely batter the students. They did score on 14 mins, but chance after chance went begging. by 30 mins they should have been 6 up! Then Swindon scored 2 goals against the run of play to take the lead before half time. In the second half they scored two early goals and it looked like the home side were going to get hammered. Headington then went back into poor shooting mode and missed 6 or so easy chances. They were totally on top. They did manage to score twice and Swindon had a player sent off, but Swindon caught them twice on the break to win 3-6 in this amazing game. A word of advice, approach the ground via Islip and avoid the A40 which today was like a car park in both directions! Thankyou SAT-NAV.



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Mar 11, 2012, 9:02 AM

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Belper United 3-1 Newark Town
CML - South

Attendance: around 40
Admission: Free - cannot charge
Programme: £1
Badge: £3

Completed the CML South with this visit, but only went due to reading reports that Belper's ground will be covered by the surrounding housing estate in the not to distant future. In fact no need to worry as, according to a United official will not be built on for at least four years. The club hope to make some improvements to give them a bit of income as the only money they get is from programme sales.

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Mar 11, 2012, 9:35 AM

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Southern League Premier Division
Weymouth 0 Hemel Hempstead Town 1
Petrol: £30.00
Parking: £2.00
Entry: £11.00
Prog: £2.50
Badge: £3.50
Team Sheet: 30p
Heart fibrulator: Free (the only bloody thing that was!)

After a beer (bought by someone else) to cool the wallet's nerves, we saw a rather humerous match unfold in the pleasant afternoon sun as the referee (Mr Andrew Rodda) basically made it up as he went along.
Giving free kicks willy nilly for events only he could see, wound up both sides and eventually led to Hemel being awarded their goal on eighty four minutes, when the ball clearly had NOT crossed the line, was not given by the lino - but was given by Mr Rodda who was twenty yards behind play.
Not much to report about the rest of the game, in truth it was rather a dull affair. Hemel's keeper realising early that he could really crank up the home crowd by time wasting - so he did it a lot - and both sides failing to bother the oppositions goal for long periods.
A bit of luck at last for the Tudors you'd think, but as usual everyone else at the bottom of the table won as well, and it totally buggered up my Trixie.
Better than shopping though.


Steve (MUFC)
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Mar 11, 2012, 9:57 AM

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Team(s): Maidenhead United, Arsenal, Partick Thistle, Polonia Warsaw

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Blue Square Bet South

Tonbridge Angels 1 (0)
Maidenhead United 0

Attendance 591

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Mar 11, 2012, 10:11 AM

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WARE 2 ENFIELD TOWN 3
RYMAN DIVISION ONE (NORTH)
ADM - £8 PROG - £1.50

Bottom of the table v 2nd top local derby on a difficult pitch at Wodson Park..worst surface i've seen all season i think. Town were 0-3 at HT and looking to be cruising to victory only for a spirited fightback from Ware. Goals on 79 and 87 mins made it a nervy ending.

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Mar 11, 2012, 10:12 AM

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Central Juniors Super League Division One
Thorniewood United v Glenafton Athletic, 1-1, H.T. 0-0, Att c.190, Admission £5, Programme £1
At Robertson Park, Viewpark

This was a vital promotion match in the ultra-competitive second tier of the West Junior pyramid. Both teams would have dearly liked a win – a draw jus tightens things up yet further with eight teams in contention for the two automatic promotion spots and one play-off place.

Robertson Park has been spruced up in recent seasons with a new pavilion, entrance and lots of good signage. The overgrown area behind the south goal has been cleared and the ground is more than fir for purpose. There’s a large covered enclosure on one side and fine steep old-school concrete terracing behind one goal. Catering is dispensed from a wee windae on the end of the pavilion. Refreshment is available in the adjacent social club. The club are usually described as being ‘Uddingston-based’ but this is a little misleading. Viewpark, Tannochside and Uddingston form an amorphous conglomeration between the M74 and the M8 an its hard to say where one ends and the others begin. The ground is not the easiest to find on Old Edinburgh Road, tucked in behind a BUPA care home. It’s not the nicest area, so don’t bother turning up early.

Glenafton brought around 50 supporters from the badlands of South Ayrshire. They were a partisan and noisy bunch with a penchant for the occasional sweary word. Their team should have been ahead before half time but their finishing was woeful. Despite several good chances they seldom hit the target.

After the interval the visitors continued to dominate and they eventually took the lead in the 65th minute. Armstrong was the scorer, letting fly from 30 yards with a shot that flew into the top corner. The significance of the game was apparent from the celebrations of the Glenafton players and supporters. The Ayrshiremen continued to press and Connolly in the Thorniewood goal made some amazing saves to keep them out, helped on occasion by the woodwork.

As time wore on Thorniewood began to get into the game as an attacking threat. However, their chances seemed to be over when they were reduced to ten men when one of their players picked up a second booking. The referee had a fine game and dealt pragmatically with some potentially difficult incidents. He did specially well, aided by his linesman, to wrestle a Glenafton player away from an opponent who had committed a very nasty foul on him. The Glenafton man was intent on retribution but the strong arms of the match officials prevented him from getting to his target.

Thorniewood did equalise with two minutes left. A dipping corner was swung across and was forced over the line from point blank range in a ruck of players. The goalie may have been impeded but no foul was given. The same goalie saved the point for Glenafton with the last kick of the game, making an amazing save to deny Thorniewood an unlikely winner.

As usual the game ended with warm handshakes and embraces between the players and officials as they left the field.



sjosta
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No motor transport with two kids in tow, so it was the two mile hike to Mechanics for:

North West Counties League Cup Quarter Final

Mechanics 0 Barnoldswick Town 1 (Clough 32)

@ Jepson Way, Blackpool

Admission £6-00,
programme £1-00 attendance 77 (h/c)

Dour game of few chances




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Siberian Monkey
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Mar 11, 2012, 11:52 AM

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Ossett T v AFC Fylde 0-0
NPL1 North
Attendance 148
Admission £7

A hard-fought game, with Fylde increasingly dominating as the game went along. They looked like they might get the winner in the last few minutes but credit to Ossett for holding on.

I’d planned to tick this ground last week but wasn’t able to make it and was pleased to miss a 0-0… there’s no escaping fate!


PhilT
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Mar 11, 2012, 12:17 PM

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Peterborough United 3 - 1 Blackpool
FL Championship

The complete opposite to the poor performance on Tuesday against Millwall. It was just like old times as Posh created and missed chances at will (23 shots at goal according to BBC website).
A 2-0 half time lead was pegged back to 2-1 with 10 mins to go, but rather than try to hang on for a win, Posh went for a third which duly arrived to make the game safe.


grumpydwarf
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Mar 11, 2012, 12:38 PM

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NORTH-WEST WALES double starting at...

LLANGEFNI TOWN 1 CEFN DRUIDS 2 Attendance-46 Admission-£3.50 with programme

This was a decent ground with cover on all four sides, 3 of them with seats, although the cover at the far end had a layer of grass underneath. Llangefni are struggling at the bottom of the league and deservedly went down to fourth placed Cefn Druids who were better organised and had more punch up front. League Complete..and then a fifteen minute journey to

BANGOR CITY 1 THE NEW SAINTS 3 Attendance-756 Admission-£5 Programme-£2

Still work in progress here but still a decent new build; three areas of seating and hard standing all the way round; rather a strange odour emanating from the estuary on the far side which could become quite pungent in the summer months. TNS dominated the first half and went in at the interval 3 goals to the good courtesy of some clever midfield play, strong running off the ball and clinical finshing; the second half saw Bangor score early on but could not conjure another goal to increase the pressure on TNS; the visitors duly went top of the league by 2 points. League recompleted.

Many thanks to Mark (from Cheltenham) for driving and his excellent company and good to meet up with Pompeyfox (lapsed), Fatboyfat, Davy C, Yungun, some other disillusioned Wolves men and the odd WBA supporter.


SamBTFC
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Mar 11, 2012, 12:44 PM

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East Juniors South Division
Livingston United 2-1 Falkirk JFC
at Station Park, Deans.
Admission: £4/£2
Att: c60


With Bathgate having only 4 matches remaining of the season, we were given a week off. Other commitments yesterday evening meant I stayed fairly local, so it was off to Livingston for this one. Only a mile or two from the main shopping area in the town, the ground is easily accessible by bus, with one passing the ground every ten minutes or so.

The match itself looked a good one on paper. Falkirk were sitting second and looking to reaffirm their title credentials. Livingston started in 6th, but not far off hauling themselves into contention. Formed last summer, Falkirk are a new side in the division, playing their home matches at Grangemouth Stadium and look a very professional outfit.

The first half was all Falkirk but they somehow found themselves one down at the break. The away side knocked the ball around with confidence on a difficult pitch and fashioned a few great chances, but they just couldn't find a finish. For Livingston however chances were few and far between and Falkirk's keeper had little to do until the 40th minute when the home side broke, played a nice one-two on the edge of the box and their striker slammed the ball home to grab an undeserved lead.

After the break was much the same. Falkirk continued to attack, but the home sides goalkeeper was having the game of his life and looked determined to keep a clean sheet. With five minutes to go however a cross from the left was bundled in at the back post and Falkirk were level. They continued to push on for a winner, but it was the home side - barely out of their own half in the second period - who grabbed an unlikely winner in injury time. Some neat build up play saw the ball fall kindly to a Livingston midfielder on the edge of the area and his half volley rifled into the roof of the net to see the Station Park men take all three points.

Station Park itself is a basic venue at this level, but it does the job for the attendances that Livingston usually attract. It has two small covered enclosures on each side, one very similar to that at Blackburn Utd and an area of shallow terracing behind the goal. The ground has recently had some work done on it, with a new toilet block brought in and some tidying up done around the perimeter of the park.

All in all a decent day out and nice to spend a Saturday not being disappointed by a Bathgate performance as usual.



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hotchkiss
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Mar 11, 2012, 1:04 PM

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NORTH-WEST WALES double starting at...

LLANGEFNI TOWN 1 CEFN DRUIDS 2 Attendance-46 Admission-£3.50 with programme

This was a decent ground with cover on all four sides, 3 of them with seats, although the cover at the far end had a layer of grass underneath. Llangefni are struggling at the bottom of the league and deservedly went down to fourth placed Cefn Druids who were better organised and had more punch up front. League Complete..and then a fifteen minute journey to

BANGOR CITY 1 THE NEW SAINTS 3 Attendance-756 Admission-£5 Programme-£2

Still work in progress here but still a decent new build; three areas of seating and hard standing all the way round; rather a strange odour emanating from the estuary on the far side which could become quite pungent in the summer months. TNS dominated the first half and went in at the interval 3 goals to the good courtesy of some clever midfield play, strong running off the ball and clinical finshing; the second half saw Bangor score early on but could not conjure another goal to increase the pressure on TNS; the visitors duly went top of the league by 2 points. League recompleted.

Many thanks to Mark (from Cheltenham) for driving and his excellent company and good to meet up with Pompeyfox (lapsed), Fatboyfat, Davy C, Yungun, some other disillusioned Wolves men and the odd WBA supporter.

I thought all WBA supporters were 'odd'.


acmold
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Headington Ams 3 New College Swindon 6. Hellenic division 1 West.

A word of advice, approach the ground via Islip and avoid the A40 which today was like a car park in both directions! Thankyou SAT-NAV.

You sure you were not imaging the traffic on the Oxford Ring Road, I'm always told I am. I was Hoping in Wales, all games enjoyable. Top ground New Quay though I also liked "Balamory" (the actual town was delightful) good to get it in before they moved, though the Aber Uni one was nice as well. Night out in Lampeter for the second night running, have now visited every pub in the town, though did not have drink in everyone as some were rejected by "Mr Spoon", no handpumps - I only drink soft drinks so it would not have mattered. The Castle seemed the place to be. Saturday night quiet compared with Friday night as we had lost a car load who headed home after New Quay. Had the most bland Curry ever in Lampeter. Tired after all the excitement, joshing and taking of the wee-wee. Former (?) poster Veteran (he has moved to the otherside) is drawing up a new "fat traveller" list for the pompus - numbers one to three were not present at the Hop, numbers four and five were.


AndyE
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Mar 11, 2012, 3:05 PM

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Isthmian League Division One North
Leiston 4 Chatham Town 0
Admission: £8. Programme: £1.50. Attendance: 189.

I wanted to like Leiston, but I can't really say that I did. There's an hourly bus from Ipswich, but it takes nearly two hours - so you may not want to go that way. The alternative is the hourly train from Ipswich to Saxmundham, and then that bus for the last four miles to Leiston. (For which First Suffolk and Norfolk charge an outrageous £4.50.)

The ground screams "Step 5" - one small stand, covered standing along half of the opposite side, and the rest is open standing. Nothing wrong with the bar and the beer is cheap, but the tea bar took a bit of finding (it's actually in the next room to the beer bar, but not signposted) and the tea is horrid. Burgers entirely acceptable.

Oh yes, the game. We were rubbish, so Leiston didn't have too much to do - but they did it pretty well. They're not pretty, but they are a very competent team and I'm sure they will win the division. They'd have a lot to do to get the grading for Step 3 though; does a groundshare at Lowestoft beckon?


Torbaymick
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Mar 11, 2012, 3:42 PM

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CSWP Premier Div

Buckland Athletic 3 Cullompton Rangers 1

Ent Fee £4 Prog £1.50

Att 124 est

The Ref was been Assessed and it Showed.



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Sm1d
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Mar 11, 2012, 4:14 PM

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Braintree Town 3-1 Conference National
Amlin Stadium, Attendance 900ish
Admission £15, programme £2

A lengthy journey down amongst the 13 on Gateshead's supporters coach into Essex (5 hours 27 mins), but thankfully that dropped off right next to the Wagon and Horses pub, an excellent hostelry with very well served ales from the Mighty Oak brewery and pork pies (although most of the other fans went to the Wetherspoons up the road). Ground wasn't the easiest to find from here, a good 20 minute walk through an estate.

The ground itself is very orange... uncovered terracing behind one goal, covered terracing one side and the main stand opposite, with a closed terrace (usually houses away fans) behind the other. What they do have is a very well stocked club shop and a reasonable bar. The view from both stands is obstructed by a large proliferation of pillars throughout, but weather was fine for the uncovered terrace.

As the Gateshead fans on the coach back admitted, they weren't at the races today. Braintree looked really up for it, and their very pacey number 14 gave hell to the Gateshead left back all afternoon. A two goal lead established in the first ten minutes never looked like being relinquished, and when said number 14 was allowed to waltz through unchallenged past three defenders early in the second half, that really was that.

Gateshead did get a consolation goal in the 89th minute, a curling shot into the top right hand corner which was the cue for a nearby Braintree fan to comment upon how many late goals their side have conceded this season, but this one really was of little consequence, although it did spark a late Gateshead rally.


Also at this one. I was in the silver Mercedes parked next to the Gateshead supporters bus.

My report and pics; http://100groundsclub.blogspot.com/...1-cressing-road.html



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#HeedHopper


acmold
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Mar 11, 2012, 4:23 PM

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Some "Hop" photos @

https://picasaweb.google.com/...berystwythUniversity#

https://picasaweb.google.com/...6304204891/Aberaeron#

https://picasaweb.google.com/...296304204891/NewQuay#


nico
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Mar 11, 2012, 4:48 PM

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I also took advantage of Bangor's late kick-off to do a North Wales double. Smile

2-30pm...

Cymru Alliance

Conwy United 1
(77)
Caersws 3
(17,26,87)

Admission: £5
Programme: Yes (I didn't bother)
Attendance: 63

5-15pm...

Welsh Premier League

Bangor City 1
(47)
The New Saints 3
(18,38,41)

Admission: £8
Programme: Yes (I didn't bother)
Attendance: 756



One moment's high and glory rolls on by


ephemeraworld
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Mar 11, 2012, 5:31 PM

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Bolton 2-QPR 1

Premier League

Admission £10

Att 21,551

Programme £3


Fantastic stadium - very enjoyable day out

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burgesshillbee
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Mar 11, 2012, 5:45 PM

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Also at Brentford 0 v 2 Sheffield Utd we were poor and its about time we got rid of some of these loanees that seem to like giving away goals when we have decent defenders doing nothing ie Woodman


The Moose
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Mar 11, 2012, 5:47 PM

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CONFY SOUTH: HAMPTON & RICHMOND 4 TRURO CITY 3

ADM: £11 PROG: £2.50 ATT: 369

So after a mad dash from the lunchtime game at London Welsh (well 5 miles in 40 minutes!) it was back to the footy and unexpected bonus that is the Beaveree. Pleasant enough setting with three areas of seating and three more of covered terrace dotted around the ground more than sufficient for the normal clan gathering.

I had no real expectations seeing as how the Beavers were struggling and their Cornish visitors were also on a bad run. To my pleasant surprise then I was entertained by probably the best game I've seen all season and was great value for money and a terrific advert for step 2 footy. Friendly natives who now just have a glimmer of hope after their late winner.

One point of slight confusion for me is why Hampton ever changed their name and added Richmond Borough. Now geography was never my strong point but when in Richmond earlier in the day I thought I was in Surrey. Having crossed back over the Chiswick bridge I then spent the afternoon in Middlesex. Either way tiz a shame they've not attracted any new fans from neighbouring rugger territory.

KRTM Cool


scottywalds
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Mar 11, 2012, 5:57 PM

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I didn't think there is such a county as Middlesex now?


Mr Teapot
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Mar 11, 2012, 6:40 PM

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Wessex League - Division 1

Ringwood Town 1 - 3 Verwood Town

Admission: £4.00; Programme: £1.00 (44 pages - see last paragraph)
Tea/Coffee: £1.00 Att: 94 (h/c)

All four goals scored in the first half - scoreline accurately reflects the game.

Basic ground - hard standing on only three sides, and the only stand consists of three rows of benches.

Fields and allotments surround the ground, so you feel rather in the middle of nowhere.

If you're relying on public transport to get to here, be warned - the last 300 yards or so of road to the ground are two country lanes with no pavement.

Ringwood have issued a monthly programme for March, so there were articles on US Portsmouth, who they played on the 3rd, Cowes Sports, who they play on the 17th, as well as Verwood Town. Have come across double header programmes before, but never 'triple' headers.


dudsey
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Mar 11, 2012, 7:02 PM

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Evo-Stik 1 South

Ilkeston Fc 2-0 Rainworth Mw

http://oneeyeontheball.blogspot.com/...-0-rainworth-mw.html



Nomadic Footie Fan in search of a decent game.


DavetheGlassboy
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Mar 11, 2012, 7:12 PM

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Southern League Premier Division
Weymouth 0 Hemel Hempstead Town 1

Heart fibrulator: Free (the only bloody thing that was!)


Only a matter of time I'd have thought.



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Last game: Stourbridge v Whitby 21/10/19
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DavetheGlassboy
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Mar 11, 2012, 7:14 PM

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I didn't think there is such a county as Middlesex now?


Please don't open THAT can of worms again!

Frown



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The Moose
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Mar 11, 2012, 7:51 PM

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Indeed coz I'm verily confuzzled now having once watched a team of THAT name play at Lords! Angelic

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Catterick
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Mar 11, 2012, 8:43 PM

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South Shields v Ashington 0-1
Northern league division 1
admission £5
programme £1
attendance not known



Last New Ground.
14th September 2019.
DSM Memorial Ground.
Penistone Church FC.
Northern Counties East League.


Richard Watts
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Mar 11, 2012, 9:01 PM

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One point of slight confusion for me is why Hampton ever changed their name and added Richmond Borough. Now geography was never my strong point but when in Richmond earlier in the day I thought I was in Surrey.

I believe it was a purely corporate decision. The club is based within the Borough of Richmond, and added the "& Richmond Borough" bit as they belived they could recruit additional sponsors by doing so.

Middlesex CCC play occasional fixtures at Richmond; i.e. the London Welsh RUFC gorund at Old Deer Park. The ground is definitely within Surrey.


Runwell
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Mar 11, 2012, 9:03 PM

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CONFY SOUTH: HAMPTON & RICHMOND 4 TRURO CITY 3

Just noticed how Truro have dropped like a stone recently, only five points above the bottom three. Could be
in trouble with several matches against relegation rivals before their final two matches against the current top two. Squeaky bum time in Cornwall.



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Aveley 1-1 Phoenix Sports (Isthmian League Division 1 North)

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Burnham Ramblers v Haringey & Waltham (Essex Senior League)

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Wheelbarrow
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Squeaky bum time in Cornwall.


Not to mention numerous Southern League club boardrooms...


timmy tabby
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Mar 11, 2012, 9:10 PM

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Seems to becoming a regular occurrence this season catching the 09.00 Euston to Manchester service. This time to see.......

Hyde 1 v 1 FC Halifax Town - Conference Division 1 North
Prog 52 pages £2.00 - Admission £10.00 + £1.00 transfer - Att 1346 (approx half from o'er the Pennines)

Right outcome in what was a feisty contest and with Guiseley and Nuneaton losing, Hyde inch closer to the Conference North title. Sure that Ewan Fields has a Conference National grading. However, difficult to get round a home team playing in a ground where the predominant colour is navy blue in red shirts and to complicate even more where does the Tigers nickname come from??

Bright opening from Hyde came to a juddering halt when Dean found space on the right and curled a shot just inside the far post to put Halifax in front on eleven minutes. Goal led to an outbreak of fisticuffs as a group of Halifax fans had 'mistakenly entered' the area where many of the Hyde supporters had congregated. Well that was the explanation given by a Halifax supporter seated nearby.

Hyde perhaps a little disappointing in the first half with too many passes going astray. They should have made better of a free kick given after Eastwood in the Halifax goal had handled out of the area. Gray's rather tame free kick from eighteen yards and one inch went straight into the wall and Spencer sent the rebound wide.

Within a minute of the restart and Hyde were level with long cross from Gray finding Worsley in space at the back post and he headed comfortably beyond Eastwood. The Halifax keeper then was almost taken by surprise by a shot from Spencer which Eastwood had to react quickly to in order to push over the bar.

Both teams had chances to win the match late on, with a cross from Garner reaching Crooks in a lot of space but he completely spurned the chance shooting clumsily wide. The introduction of Abadaki for Hyde gave them more pace going forward but on the two occasions he managed to find space he lost possession to perfectly timed challenges from Hogan.

Plenty of imbibing options in Hyde. Firstly at a rather average 'spoons. Then decamped to the Cheshire Ring (busy with Halifax supporters at 12.15) where an Black IPA from the Black Bar Brewery was consumed. Awful half of Holts Mild at the Queens Hotel before several different Pennine Brewery ales were consumed at The Sportsman. Post match pilgrimage to the Crown in Stockport for a few further halves before the journey back.


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wilbur76
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Mar 11, 2012, 9:13 PM

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North west Counties League Division 1

CHADDERTON 2 - 3 FORMBY

Admission: £5
Attendance: 30

Possibly one of the shabbiest grounds ive been too, but very friendly. The game itself was entertaining enough with Formby running out deserved winner's.


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Mar 11, 2012, 9:13 PM

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Manchester City Reserves play their games at Hyde, hence the dominance of Blue at the ground. It was previously all red.


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Mar 11, 2012, 9:19 PM

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Southern Premier
Cambridge City 2 Leamington 2
Entry £10 / Prog £2
Att 442

After a happy couple of hours in the Fitzwilliam Museum,walking to the ground via Jesus Green and the River Cam was a delight on this good Spring day. I always enjoy visiting grounds that are close to their town centre, and it will be a shame when Milton Road falls off that particular list. While not very aesthetically pleasing, I found this a cosy ground which offers pretty good facilities for the level. The seats in the elevated main stand offer an excellent view of the action. There was plenty of noise and good natured banter coming from the vocal home fans and travelling Brakes (plenty of fans and flags) under the 'Shed' cover on the far side. The only thing I didn't like was the grossly over-priced food.
As for the game, 2-2 was a fair result. Leamington won two first half penalties but only converted the second. The hosts then scored two opportunistic goals just before HT to take a slightly undeserved lead into the break. The second half was very scrappy with lots of fouls and a red card for a Cambridge player; the Brakes gradually made the extra man count and scrambled the leveller on 84 mins.


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Mar 11, 2012, 9:19 PM

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What exactly were you "hoping" for in Wales Andy?



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Now geography was never my strong point but when in Richmond earlier in the day I thought I was in Surrey.


You weren't in Surrey. Richmond is in Greater London.


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Middlesex CCC play occasional fixtures at Richmond; i.e. the London Welsh RUFC gorund at Old Deer Park. The ground is definitely within Surrey.


No it's not. It's Greater London. Has been since 1965.


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Mar 11, 2012, 9:22 PM

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One point of slight confusion for me is why Hampton ever changed their name and added Richmond Borough. Now geography was never my strong point but when in Richmond earlier in the day I thought I was in Surrey.

I believe it was a purely corporate decision. The club is based within the Borough of Richmond, and added the "& Richmond Borough" bit as they belived they could recruit additional sponsors by doing so.

Middlesex CCC play occasional fixtures at Richmond; i.e. the London Welsh RUFC gorund at Old Deer Park. The ground is definitely within Surrey.


Hampton is within the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, the only one that crosses the Thames.



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Leyther_Matt
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Mar 11, 2012, 10:32 PM

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Manchester City Reserves play their games at Hyde, hence the dominance of Blue at the ground. It was previously all red.

Although many would have you believe it runs a LOT deeper than that...! I was at Hyde on Monday and I must admit it's still very strange to see the MCFC branding all over the place.


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Lutterworth Town 1 Newhall Utd 1
Leicestershire Senior League Div 1

As reported previously, the facilities at Town's latest venue at Coventry Road are very basic and it is difficult to understand why they are playing there. That said, trying to work out what is going on in Lutterworth is enough to make anyone's head hurt. Town first played at Dunley Way (more than adequate for this level), before moving out to Hall Lane. Athletic took over Dunley Way. Town then moved from Hall Lane to their current home and Athletic moved into Hall Lane but seemingly still with a presence at Dunley Way ! Passing Hall Lane on the way in there seemed to be a lot of building work going on.

The game was reasonable enough with a draw being a fair result. Doubtful if the crowd reached double figures.

Pre match, went to the Unicorn which specialises in ridiculously cheap food - corn beef hash, potatoes, peas, carrots and cauliflower for £2.95 was my choice. Four mainstream ales on offer. Afterwards visited the Charotar Patidar Samaj in Leicester where upwards of 100 beers were on offer, mainly from new or obscure breweries from far and wide.


Herb Alpert
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Mar 11, 2012, 10:52 PM

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Also at Sutton Athletic 2 Lydd Town 1.

Enjoyable 1st half with both teams looking going forward, with 2-1 being a fair reflection of the play. After the break Sutton domonated and should have scored two or three more.

A friendly club with limited facilities. They are moving elsewhere within the village from next season (a previously used ground) as gaining lghts seems to be a problem at their current ground.


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Mar 11, 2012, 11:03 PM

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Millwey Rise 1 Fremington 0, Devon Intermediate Cup Semi Final, Att: 120, Admission: Donation, Prog: No

The early rounds of this competition is played on a regional basis, the winners of each region then coming together for the semi-finals. This tie brought together the winners of the East and North sections, Perry Street League v North Devon League. I've seen more skilful games but you certainly couldn't fault either side for effort and it produced an enthralling game settled by an early goal. Mention must also be made of the three teenage officials who handled the game very well, especially when a last minute bout of handbags threatened to escalate.

Trevor P covered Millwey Rise's ground last week. The pitch was a little bumpy and could have done with a cut, the tea bar did plenty of business on a lovely spring day.



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Rule 1 - There are no rules
Rule 2 - See rule 1.....



sheffgeoff
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Mar 11, 2012, 11:55 PM

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nPower League 1

Adams Park

Wycombw Wanderers 0 Colchester United 0

Attendance 4838

Admission £22 Programme £3

A very forgettable 90 minutes!


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Mar 12, 2012, 8:58 AM

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Lllanrug 5 Caernarfon Town 0 att 150
Admission £3 excellent prog £1

Lovely ground, friendly locals and a real blood and thunder local derby, Caernarfon's approach was a little too rugged for my liking, but on paper seemed to have the better side. Everything the homesters hit went in pretty much.

leisurely drive onto Bangor v TNS as covered elsewhere, where a good chin wag was had with the great and the good of the groundhopping fraternity




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Mar 12, 2012, 10:55 AM

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Toolstation Western League Division One

Melksham Town 2 Westbury United 1
Att: 142
Admission: £4
Prog: £1 - 32 pages
Can of Coke: £1

First visit to 'The Conigre', and very enjoyable it was too, in the warm sunshine. There is a modern grandstand on one side, with the opposite side covered down it's entirity with a small scoreboard. One end is totally covered too and the remaining end is open. The chairman's page in the programme confirmed the club aim to be in their new ground for the start of the 2013/14 season, if not sooner. No mention of location though.



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StephenHarris
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Mar 12, 2012, 10:59 AM

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Saturday 10 March 2012: Bethesda Athletic 3-3 Pwllheli; Welsh Alliance; att: 75; Entry £3; no programme issued.

I was yet another on Welsh Groundhop duty on Saturday. Our car-load of four started the day at the enjoyable gathering of the clans at the Aberystwyth University morning kick-off. And we finished off along with many others at Bangor City for the very good top of the table clash with TNS. In between, we went to this one.

Heavy traffic and road-works between Aberystwyth and Betws-y-Coed and along the Ogwen Valley meant unfortunately that we missed the kick-off and two early goals in this game. Our belated arrival boosted the attendance to 32 and it subsequently peaked at 36. If you throw in the players of both teams, the subs, coaches and officials, the man on the gate and the man in the tea bar, then you just about hit the official attendance of 75. The town-centre ground is pretty basic, but covers all the essentials. It is railed on three sides, has a little stretch of hard-standing, a small piece of cover and even a little stand, set at a jaunty angle by the south-east corner flag. If you are the sort of person who likes to use a toilet, it might be best to go before you get here. There are scenic views towards Snowdon and the river gushes along behind trees on the west side.

The standard of play was not that great, but both teams were enthusiastic and the match enjoyable. The draw a fair result on the basis of the 75 minutes we saw.

No match programme was issued, and I gather Bethesda are generally non-issuers. The language of choice in the ground is Welsh, but we managed to obtain hot drinks and chocolate bars at the tea bar which opened for the half-time interval only.


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Conwy United 1
Caersws 3

Programme: Yes (I didn't bother)

Bangor City 1
The New Saints 3
Programme: Yes (I didn't bother)


Ditto.

Was amazed at the quality of the Bangor game, haven't watched much in this league recently but i was very impressed by the pace and skill of the game, great stuff to watch. Made all the better by having a yarn with Davy C, "very" GrumpyDrawf (poor old Wolves) and that very "odd" WBA fan. I made a weekend of it, stayed in Llandudno (B&B £15). On the Friday i took advantage of REDUCED admission to watch Macclesfield 28-37 Brum & Solihull (at least i got in somewhere cheaper than usually charged on Friday), then on Sunday a RL double. Never watched an U18 game before, but as it was at the Queensway Stadium i thought i'd have a look at Crusaders U18 4-44 Rylands Sharks, adm £2, no paper. Then it was off to the Racecourse to see a cracker, Barrow came from 20-4 down to win 24-26. Adm £12, att over 1500, sadly they run out of progs, they had printed 3,000 to publicise the game, they had given them away in the town during the week, but come k.o. there was none left. Cracking Weekends entertainment, only downside was i had to send the Missus away to keep her happy. With Spain last Weekend and the CML hop next Weekend i knew i wouldn't get away with this one, so a Weekend away with a mate (which cost me £200) kept her happy.


StephenHarris
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Mar 12, 2012, 11:31 AM

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Bangor City 1
The New Saints 3
Programme: Yes (I didn't bother)


Ditto.

Was amazed at the quality of the Bangor game, haven't watched much in this league recently but i was very impressed by the pace and skill of the game, great stuff to watch.


I agree totally. Very high quality match. It reminds me that I should look for first v second fixtures more often when planning where to go. Some of the skills on show would not go amiss at the English League level 3 games that are my bread and butter of football watching.

It was a shame that the game was slightly blighted by the little outbreak of crowd trouble just before half time - but I thought the stewards did well to quickly smooth things before it got out of hand.


Richard Watts
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Mar 12, 2012, 12:06 PM

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Now geography was never my strong point but when in Richmond earlier in the day I thought I was in Surrey.


You weren't in Surrey. Richmond is in Greater London.


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Middlesex CCC play occasional fixtures at Richmond; i.e. the London Welsh RUFC gorund at Old Deer Park. The ground is definitely within Surrey.


No it's not. It's Greater London. Has been since 1965.

The postal address is Surrey, therefore as far as I'm concerned (and for the purpose of clarifying the original query) it's in Surrey:

http://www.olddeerpark.co.uk/...ID=1&contentID=3

Hampton & Richmond Borough's postal address is Middlesex.


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Mar 12, 2012, 12:20 PM

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Peterborough United 3 - 1 Blackpool
FL Championship

The complete opposite to the poor performance on Tuesday against Millwall. It was just like old times as Posh created and missed chances at will (23 shots at goal according to BBC website).
A 2-0 half time lead was pegged back to 2-1 with 10 mins to go, but rather than try to hang on for a win, Posh went for a third which duly arrived to make the game safe.


Attendance 7,540

Also at this game and couldn't agree more. Chalk and cheese in comparison to Tuesday's performance. The only thing that has changed more dramatically this week is the weather. Last Sunday afternoon I was at an under 13s game that was abandoned due to snow and cold at half time; this Sunday afternoon I was mowing the lawn in a tee shirt.

Quite how Blackpool are so highly placed in the table if they defend like this is a complete mystery. That said they were always dangerous going forward and both teams could have scored many more in a game that resembled basketball at times.


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Isthmian League Division One North
Leiston 4 Chatham Town 0
Admission: £8. Programme: £1.50. Attendance: 189.

I wanted to like Leiston, but I can't really say that I did. There's an hourly bus from Ipswich, but it takes nearly two hours - so you may not want to go that way. The alternative is the hourly train from Ipswich to Saxmundham, and then that bus for the last four miles to Leiston. (For which First Suffolk and Norfolk charge an outrageous £4.50.)

Just in case you intend to visit the eastern counties in future Andy it's worth you knowing that the whole region is notorious for its lack of bus and train services. And when you do manage to catch a train or a bus it is always extortionately expensive. For example a return trip by train from Clacton to Thetford costs around £35 but by car it's £25. Hence the reason so few people travel by public transport in this area.

Even in my local area I can get to work by bus but there's no service back as the last bus is around 20:00. And even if I could get a return it costs twice as much as it does for me to go by car.

The transport companies seemingly fail to understand that unless they make it cheaper for people to leave their cars at home they will always fail to put bums on seats.



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Isaac
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Mar 12, 2012, 1:05 PM

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Isthmian League Division One North
Leiston 4 Chatham Town 0
Admission: £8. Programme: £1.50. Attendance: 189.

I wanted to like Leiston, but I can't really say that I did. There's an hourly bus from Ipswich, but it takes nearly two hours - so you may not want to go that way. The alternative is the hourly train from Ipswich to Saxmundham, and then that bus for the last four miles to Leiston. (For which First Suffolk and Norfolk charge an outrageous £4.50.)

Just in case you intend to visit the eastern counties in future Andy it's worth you knowing that the whole region is notorious for its lack of bus and train services. And when you do manage to catch a train or a bus it is always extortionately expensive. For example a return trip by train from Clacton to Thetford costs around £35 but by car it's £25. Hence the reason so few people travel by public transport in this area.

Even in my local area I can get to work by bus but there's no service back as the last bus is around 20:00. And even if I could get a return it costs twice as much as it does for me to go by car.

The transport companies seemingly fail to understand that unless they make it cheaper for people to leave their cars at home they will always fail to put bums on seats.



It is exactly the same in much of Kent!

Bus and coach companies blame it on government subsidies (or the lack of) etc etc.


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Mar 12, 2012, 1:50 PM

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Morley Barnes - 0 New Farnley Rangers - 0
Admission (free, but donations strongly suggested). Team sheet 20p. Coffee £1. Cakes avaliable on charitable donation

An entirely forgettable game on the pitch but a trip to Barnes Recreation Field is never a wasted day as it offers some beautiful scenery. Plus there was some charity stuff taking place in aid of Sports Relief. I brought a cake (very nice), a raffle ticket (didnt win) and a kiss from a young lady for £1 (only a peck).
Great day out but I fear the new people they attracted with their fun day wont return if the entertainment on the pitch remains so poor.



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Morley Barnes - 0 New Farnley Rangers - 0
Admission (free, but donations strongly suggested). Team sheet 20p. Coffee £1. Cakes avaliable on charitable donation

An entirely forgettable game on the pitch but a trip to Barnes Recreation Field is never a wasted day as it offers some beautiful scenery. Plus there was some charity stuff taking place in aid of Sports Relief. I brought a cake (very nice), a raffle ticket (didnt win) and a kiss from a young lady for £1 (only a peck).
Great day out but I fear the new people they attracted with their fun day wont return if the entertainment on the pitch remains so poor.

Donations 'strongly' suggested? In what way? Local enforcers on the gate or somesuch? Tongue

£1 for only a peck!? Bloody hell, there are areas in my locality where it's rumoured a quid would by you a blow job at the very least! Hope she was worth it. Was anything else on her price list? Cool



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Donations 'strongly' suggested? In what way? Local enforcers on the gate or somesuch? Tongue

£1 for only a peck!? Bloody hell, there are areas in my locality where it's rumoured a quid would by you a blow job at the very least! Hope she was worth it. Was anything else on her price list? Cool




They kind of came round with a bucket and stood making you feel uncomfortable if you didnt chuck anything in. I toyed with the idea of throwing a paperclip in to make the right noise, but chucked a quid in instead since I do like the place.

The sign in front of the lady simply said "£1 a kiss", how misleading! Think Ill venture down your way next time!



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Dan Bishop
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Mar 12, 2012, 2:18 PM

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Lutterworth Town 1 Newhall Utd 1
Leicestershire Senior League Div 1

As reported previously, the facilities at Town's latest venue at Coventry Road are very basic and it is difficult to understand why they are playing there. That said, trying to work out what is going on in Lutterworth is enough to make anyone's head hurt. Town first played at Dunley Way (more than adequate for this level), before moving out to Hall Lane. Athletic took over Dunley Way. Town then moved from Hall Lane to their current home and Athletic moved into Hall Lane but seemingly still with a presence at Dunley Way ! Passing Hall Lane on the way in there seemed to be a lot of building work going on.

The game was reasonable enough with a draw being a fair result. Doubtful if the crowd reached double figures.

Pre match, went to the Unicorn which specialises in ridiculously cheap food - corn beef hash, potatoes, peas, carrots and cauliflower for £2.95 was my choice. Four mainstream ales on offer. Afterwards visited the Charotar Patidar Samaj in Leicester where upwards of 100 beers were on offer, mainly from new or obscure breweries from far and wide.


Also at..........


Leicestershire Senior League Division One
Lutterworth Town 1-1 Newhall United
Admission/Prog: No

Hardly a top quality encounter, Newhall took a first-half lead in contentious circumstances when the referee initially signalled a goal kick to Lutterworth before arbitrarily changing his mind. Wouldn’t you know it, while still being berated by the home players Richard Draycott met the corner at the far post to put Newhall ahead. After the interval Newhall keeper Simon Baldwin made two excellent point-blank saves, which proved vital when Tom Silk levelled from the spot eight minutes from time having gone to ground under the faintest of contact. Neither side really created enough to say they deserved all three points.

Glad it was a nice day, facilities at Lutterworth’s new roped-off public parks pitch are non-existent. The portable canvas dugouts weren’t really fit for purpose, with five substitutes and three team officials able to be named in the - also non-existent - 'technical area', they were only large enough to accommodate two people. The referee contributed to the Sunday morning pub team feel, allowing a hold up in play while a Lutterworth sub jogged across the pitch to relieve the linesman on the far side, allowing substituted players to wander off the pitch anywhere and their replacements to come on in the incorrect numbered shirts. Small gripes maybe, but makes it harder to keep accurate notes for completing the required match report form for the league.

On the plus side, whereas last season their were no facilities for drink/food after the game at Lutterworth, the move now means that a pub with Sky/ESPN – The Sir Frank Whittle – is less than a minutes walk from the far end of the pitch, complete with a fish ‘n’ chip shop next door!


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The sign in front of the lady simply said "£1 a kiss", how misleading! Think Ill venture down your way next time!

For the sake of clarification it wasn't a recommendation. You may well get 'serviced' on the cheap, but the odds are you'll be making an appointment at your local clinic soon after. My advice is it's best not to partake. Unsure



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Mar 12, 2012, 2:32 PM

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isn`t it amazing what roles a substitute has to take on these days; ``relieving the linesman`` is a new one on me; I won`t ask what he did with his flag whist this act was going onCoolCool


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8pm Aldosivi 2 Boca Unidos 1 3,500 Nacional B

6.5 hour overnight bus from Santa Fe, breakfast in Capital Federal then 8am bus to Mar del Plata.

Aldosivi play in the large 1978 World Cup stadium which looks like it hasn´t been updated since that decade.
It retains an old style (non-functioning) scoreboard, a camera tower and vast swathes of terrace.

More than enough space for the fans but despite being in small numbers there was no shortage of fanatics.

No (visible) fans made the very long trip from Corrientes.

The home side probably deserved the victory and typically wasted time near the end which caused various altercations between the respective benches and inevitable abuse from the locals.

Mar del Plata is a large resort city and many were enjoying the sunshine and street musicians earlier on this Saturday.


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isn`t it amazing what roles a substitute has to take on these days; ``relieving the linesman`` is a new one on me; I won`t ask what he did with his flag whist this act was going onCoolCool


That flag will never be the same again! Laugh

However, for the purposes of clarification "relieving the linesman of his duties" Blush


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CREWKERNE TOWN RESERVES 1-2 DOWLISH & DONYATT (Jack Venn Cup Quarter Final)

ADMISSION: NIL
PROGRAMME: NIL

ATT: Highest I counted was approx 45.

With Sherborne Town's first team without a game, I decided to head down to Henhayes, a familiar place to me last season where I used to edit the clubs' matchday programme.

Both teams looked up for it and it was the hosts that broke the deadlock from a 20 yard free-kick.

The visitors responded well and were level not too long later.

Dowlish then went in front when an angled shot flew in to the bottom right corner with 15 minutes remaining. and held on to book a place in the semis.


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The postal address is Surrey, therefore as far as I'm concerned (and for the purpose of clarifying the original query) it's in Surrey:

http://www.olddeerpark.co.uk/...ID=1&contentID=3

Hampton & Richmond Borough's postal address is Middlesex.


Postal addresses haven't included counties for quite some time now (mid 1990s I believe)


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Trelawny League Division Four @ Grade Ruan Recreation Ground, Ruan Minor
Ruan Minor 1-7 Constantine reserves

Another one ticked off in my quest to complete all the grounds in Cornwall - the most Southerly one I needed in fact.

The match was pretty one-sided, although it was only 2-1 at the break, the visitors never looked like taking any points back with them, and they fell completely apart in the last quarter of an hour.

The ground, as you would expect at this level, is just the local Rec with no dedicated spectator facilities whatsoever. Still it is a pleasant location with views out to sea in a well-kept little village.


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The postal address is Surrey, therefore as far as I'm concerned (and for the purpose of clarifying the original query) it's in Surrey:

http://www.olddeerpark.co.uk/...ID=1&contentID=3

Hampton & Richmond Borough's postal address is Middlesex.


Postal addresses haven't included counties for quite some time now (mid 1990s I believe)

You can include as much or as little information as you like when giving your address - house number and post code should be sufficient to get a letter delivered in the end - but I suggest you have a much better chance of a prompt delivery if you include "Richmond, Surrey" or "Hampton, Middlesex". For instance, a letter posted outside the immediate area addressed to "Richmond TW10" may well travel via Richmond in North Yorkshire and arrive at least one day later than one addressed to "Richmond, Surrey", or vice versa.


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Morley Barnes - 0 New Farnley Rangers - 0
Admission (free, but donations strongly suggested). Team sheet 20p. Coffee £1. Cakes avaliable on charitable donation


Where will you be going on April 1st? Tongue




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What's up?



New grounds this season: 67 (and counting!)


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st neots town 0-1 slough town

southern league div 1 central
att:1060
ticket;£8
prog:£2

the rebels won this top of the league clash with a first half header from sean sonner to beat money bags st neots town one nil.the saints have a nice ground with a decent main stand and covered terracing behind both goals,they also had two bars in the ground.the plans for slough town's new ground is going to be very similar to this.

this was the first time the rebels had won a league match in front of a thousand plus attendance since they beat chesham united 3-1 at home in august 1998 when the attendance was also 1,060 that day.


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RYMAN LGE DIV ONE NTH
WALTHAM FOREST 2-5 TILBURY HT 1-2

An entertaining game at Cricklefields saw Tilbury come away with maximum points. The away side took the lead after 23minutes when they scored a penalty in the bottom right corner after a foul. The home team leveled the scores after 45minutes when they scored a penalty of there own tucking it home in the bottom right corner after a foul. Then Tilbury went straight up the other end & regained the lead with a low shot in the bottom right corner after a throughball. The home side started the second half well & equalized after 50minutes when they scored with a close range header from a corner. The Tilbury keeper pulled of a brilliant save which proved crucial as Tilbury regained the lead after 71minuntes when a third penalty was awarded for for a foul & the penalty was blasted home in the bottom left corner. Tilbury made it 4-2 after 82minutes with a low shot in the bottom right corner & the away sides victory was completed in the 87th minute with a superb lob over the keeper & overall a great afternoon of football.



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Bangor City 1
The New Saints 3

It was a shame that the game was slightly blighted by the little outbreak of crowd trouble just before half time - but I thought the stewards did well to quickly smooth things before it got out of hand.

Also in Wales, at the following:

Hop game at Aberystwyth University.
Att: about half of the claimed figure, Laurence counts, Charlie counts then they add them together. Foolproof (ish).
Thought it was a decent game, home side despite being down to 10 men dominated the 2nd half. Bow Street, with their keeper producing several saves won it with a fine controlled volley late in the game. Smash and grab.

The plan was then to go to Conwy, we knew that the schedule was tight, the first game overrunning by 5 minutes wasn't part of the plan. A white knuckle ride followed and despite at one point being the best part of 10 mins behind schedule, this had been whittled away to arriving in time for the kick off. However we then encountered a set of roadworks where all traffic had to be convoyed - at least there were people working the site at the time. A further 10 minute delay meant that Conwy was now impractical. So plan B was,

Welsh Alliance League Division One @ Gwydir Park

Llanrwst Utd 2 Holywell Town 4
Att: 100 allegedly, I will stick to a h/c of 53.

Entry £2.50
Prog £1 (and a lot better than the poor effort from morning's game, so I was told)
Coffee 60P Hot Dog £1.50


Strugglers hosting League leaders, in the first half it was hard to tell them apart. HT 1-1

Holywell hardly bothered with a break, they came out after 5 minutes a lot more determined than in the opening half. Pretty soon the score was 1-3, it could easily have been 1-7 but for fine keeping and poor finishing. Despite their dominance Holywell found themselves pegged back to 2-3 before a late flourish concluded the scoring. FT 2-4.

A pleasant venue, smart clubhouse set back from the pitch. Spectator facilities consist of a reasonable sized stand with room for both sitting or standing. On a day like this the setting was particularly agreeable with hills/woods as a fine backdrop.

The 3rd game of the day was the Bangor V TNS match. Again what should have been a comfortable journey there was again hampered by another "convoyed" set of roadworks. We arrived at 17:10 with the car park gates shut. Still we found a space to abandon the Maybach on the street just outside the ground.

Agree that the game was excellent, a fine 2nd half fightback by the hosts. Not sure about the ground, okay but a long way from being impressive.


As for the crowd trouble, well Danny Dyer may have wanted to talk it up, but we were at that end and the reality was that about 15 locals who had just about reached puberty decided to stand near the TNS fans and start chanting. As you say the stewards got between them but to put into perspective how menacing they were at HT the visiting supporters walked around the ground that way, quite a few just going straight through the posturing group of children. We were in far more danger of being trampled underfoot by all the kids wanting photographs and autographs with/from John Hartson and Chris Coleman. Indeed good to see them at a local domestic spat rather than attending a gme over the border.

Accompanied throughout by the enjoyable company of LS8, with thanks for him taking on most of the driving duties. Wit and charm left to me.


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It is exactly the same in much of Kent!

Bus and coach companies blame it on government subsidies (or the lack of) etc etc.


In fairness, Kent actually does better than most counties. There are lots of railway lines in Kent, and to go from (say) Chatham to Tunbridge Wells doesn't require travelling via London. (By way of contrast, I once had to travel the 12 miles from Hertford to St Albans via London, because at that time there were no buses on Sundays.)

Not so much in my part of Kent, but in East Kent they even have buses after 6pm!


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Newport County 3-1 Wealdstone

FA Trophy Semi Final First Leg

A large and vocal Wealdstone contingent gave their Welsh hosts a run for their money off the pitch. Unfortunately for those in blue, they couldn't live up to their exploits in the previous round against Barrow, Dartford and Cambridge.

The usually reliable Jon North was quick off his line to a hopeful Exiles punt forward after seven minutes. But instead of hoofing the ball in the direction on the M4, he stuttered and decided to head the ball… straight onto the hand of the onrushing Buchanan who accepted the gift of an open goal to make it 1-0.

Ten minutes later it got even worse for the Stones as they failed to deal with a corner. A header off the bar landed at the feet of the luckiest man in Wales, Nat Jarvis who couldn’t miss.

The Stones came out firing and Richard Jolly got his customary goal shortly after the break as Stones put the hosts under some sustained pressure. Stones looked odds on for an equaliser when a screamer from Peter Dean was tipped round the post on 75 minutes. But Newport had the last laugh when a poor attempted clearance from McCubbin let Pipe free down the right. Pipe's cross eventually found it's way though to Knight who fired home from 8 yards.

So advantage Newport going into the second leg but if they think they are going to have it easy......

http://bobblypitch.blogspot.com/...-3-1-wealdstone.html


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Now geography was never my strong point but when in Richmond earlier in the day I thought I was in Surrey.


You weren't in Surrey. Richmond is in Greater London.


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Middlesex CCC play occasional fixtures at Richmond; i.e. the London Welsh RUFC gorund at Old Deer Park. The ground is definitely within Surrey.


No it's not. It's Greater London. Has been since 1965.

The postal address is Surrey, therefore as far as I'm concerned (and for the purpose of clarifying the original query) it's in Surrey:

http://www.olddeerpark.co.uk/...ID=1&contentID=3

Hampton & Richmond Borough's postal address is Middlesex.


No it's not.
There are no counties in postal addresses. There hasn't been for years.
I'm sure the UK is the only country in the world where people don't know how to write their own address. As well as working for Royal Mail I send stuff that I sell on eBay all over the world and it's only the UK where people think they can make up an address by adding bits or taking bits away they don't like. Canada Post would never stand for this. They refuse to deliver stuff that isn't addressed correctly and that includes the correct amount of spaces between the address and postcode for some mail. If we went down that route in the UK there'd be uproar amongst the public.
People don't try and make up their own phone numbers so why do they think they can do it with postal addresses?
Find a county on this database (after the post-town in case anyone thinks they're being clever by finding a 'Surrey Avenue') and I'll give you £1000. http://www.royalmail.com/postcode-finder

Those doddering old farts at the Association of British Counties can be ignored. For some reason they chose to stick at 1895 or some such year. Why they chose that as their preferred year we'll never know.


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The postal address is Surrey, therefore as far as I'm concerned (and for the purpose of clarifying the original query) it's in Surrey:

http://www.olddeerpark.co.uk/...ID=1&contentID=3

Hampton & Richmond Borough's postal address is Middlesex.


Postal addresses haven't included counties for quite some time now (mid 1990s I believe)

You can include as much or as little information as you like when giving your address - house number and post code should be sufficient to get a letter delivered in the end - but I suggest you have a much better chance of a prompt delivery if you include "Richmond, Surrey" or "Hampton, Middlesex". For instance, a letter posted outside the immediate area addressed to "Richmond TW10" may well travel via Richmond in North Yorkshire and arrive at least one day later than one addressed to "Richmond, Surrey", or vice versa.


Sorry, should have put all this in my earlier post but...

The above is not how it works.
Virtually all mail is sorted by machine these days. If it hasn't got a postcode on it then they go by town. They can even sort some mail by reading the road but not county. The Mail Centres and postcodes aren't run on county lines so putting a county in makes no difference. They're not even run on national borders. Half of Wales has an 'SY' postcode.
I work in a Delivery Office that has addresses in three counties - Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. People use all these counties and more but the wise (or those using online postage) don't use any. One mailing company used to have a dodgy mailing list and had Camberley down as Cornwall as they got us mixed up with Callington. Made no difference to the quality of service as they all got here next day.
If you're in York for example and see a letter with 'Surrey' on it do you go for the TW, KT, GU, RH, CR, SM or TN postcode? All of them cover a part of Surrey. Sending it to the wrong Mail Centre means a delay of at least a day, even if it's the place next door.


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Back in the days when counties were still put on letters, one would put "near" to show a posttown.
This meant, for a while, I was working in "Yateley, Hampshire, near Camberley, Surrey". It was even closer to Sandhurst, Berkshire!!



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Newport County 3-1 Wealdstone

FA Trophy Semi Final First Leg

A large and vocal Wealdstone contingent gave their Welsh hosts a run for their money off the pitch. Unfortunately for those in blue, they couldn't live up to their exploits in the previous round against Barrow, Dartford and Cambridge.

The usually reliable Jon North was quick off his line to a hopeful Exiles punt forward after seven minutes. But instead of hoofing the ball in the direction on the M4, he stuttered and decided to head the ball… straight onto the hand of the onrushing Buchanan who accepted the gift of an open goal to make it 1-0.

Ten minutes later it got even worse for the Stones as they failed to deal with a corner. A header off the bar landed at the feet of the luckiest man in Wales, Nat Jarvis who couldn’t miss.

The Stones came out firing and Richard Jolly got his customary goal shortly after the break as Stones put the hosts under some sustained pressure. Stones looked odds on for an equaliser when a screamer from Peter Dean was tipped round the post on 75 minutes. But Newport had the last laugh when a poor attempted clearance from McCubbin let Pipe free down the right. Pipe's cross eventually found it's way though to Knight who fired home from 8 yards.

So advantage Newport going into the second leg but if they think they are going to have it easy......

http://bobblypitch.blogspot.com/...-3-1-wealdstone.html



Also at this one. Total respect to the Wealdstone fans - by far the best and most vocal away following we've seen at Spytty this year. Really made for a great atmosphere. Looking forward to part two this Saturday!

Match highlights at http://www.youtube.com/...t=PLF1161548EAC0B06D


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Back in the days when counties were still put on letters, one would put "near" to show a posttown.
This meant, for a while, I was working in "Yateley, Hampshire, near Camberley, Surrey". It was even closer to Sandhurst, Berkshire!!


It is a bit like Mornington Crescent

Shrivenham, Swindon, Oxon, SN6 formerly in Berkshire.

Faringdon, Swindon, Oxon, SN ?, formerly in Berks and headquarters of the B&B F.A.

Think OX postcodes cover 3 maybe 4 counties, areas around Banbury are OX but are in Northants and Warwickshire and the odd place in West Berks according to a map I have are OX, might even be the odd place by Burford but in Gloucestershire may have an OX postcode..But the places in Bucks very near to Oxford all have HP I think.


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Virtually all mail is sorted by machine these days. If it hasn't got a postcode on it then they go by town. They can even sort some mail by reading the road but not county. The Mail Centres and postcodes aren't run on county lines so putting a county in makes no difference. They're not even run on national borders. Half of Wales has an 'SY' postcode.
I work in a Delivery Office that has addresses in three counties - Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. People use all these counties and more but the wise (or those using online postage) don't use any. One mailing company used to have a dodgy mailing list and had Camberley down as Cornwall as they got us mixed up with Callington. Made no difference to the quality of service as they all got here next day.
If you're in York for example and see a letter with 'Surrey' on it do you go for the TW, KT, GU, RH, CR, SM or TN postcode? All of them cover a part of Surrey. Sending it to the wrong Mail Centre means a delay of at least a day, even if it's the place next door.


The problem is exacerbated by websites asking (and in many cases insisting) on a county being included in the addresses when ordering online. Administratively I live in both Huntingdonshire (District Council) and Cambridgeshire (County Council). I have a PE post code, which is not unreasonable since I live close to Peterborough, although PE post codes also cover places like Skegness, King's Lynn, Hunstanton, Stamford and Huntingdon. If anyone includes 'Cambridgeshire' in my address, even if the post code is included, it usually arrives late having been re-directed from Cambridge, which has a CB post code.


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It is exactly the same in much of Kent!

Bus and coach companies blame it on government subsidies (or the lack of) etc etc.


In fairness, Kent actually does better than most counties. There are lots of railway lines in Kent, and to go from (say) Chatham to Tunbridge Wells doesn't require travelling via London. (By way of contrast, I once had to travel the 12 miles from Hertford to St Albans via London, because at that time there were no buses on Sundays.)

Not so much in my part of Kent, but in East Kent they even have buses after 6pm!



Not many buses in Ashford in the evening, Canterbury fares a lot better though.

A lot of trains journies are difficult as well, for example Maidstone to Sheerness involves 2 or 3 changes of train and takes over an hour as does the bus compared to 15-20mins in the car.


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You didn't mention the team manager personally made us a cup of tea yeoviltown1! Great facilities at Puddletown FC, would love to see someone restore them to former glories (even though they knocked us out of the Dorset Minor Cup!).


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BRISTOL MANOR FARM 0 BRIDPORT 1
TOOLSTATION WESTERN PREMIER LEAGUE @ THE CREEK,

ADM- £5
PROGS- YES 50P
ATT- APPROX 50

Took the train from Bath Spa to Sea Mills (£6.80 return). Ground is visible from the station at Sea Mills and its a 5 minute walk along the Portway. Entrance to ground is at the corner flag and on the main side there is the changing rooms a small covered enclosure and seated stand which runs to the half way line. Couple of steps of concreted terracing down to the far corner complete this side. Behind both goals in 1 step of uncovered terracing and on the far side a covered terrace runs between the 2 dugouts. Nice setting and a ground i liked.

The match itself was settled by a goal after 16 minutes for the visitors, Bridport number 11 getting the better of the right back and firing a shot low past the home keeper. Not much was seen in an attacking sense from Bridport after this and BMF laid seige on the visitors goal in the 2nd half but just could'nt get a goal.

ground and match pics
http://www.flickr.com/...157629207863744/show


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Saturday 10th March 2012 @3pm
Spartan South Midlands Premier Division
St MARGARETSBURY v HADLEY 6-2
Admission: £6 with programme
Attendance: 19
Bacon Roll: £2
Hot Drinks (poly): £1

The Recreation Ground on Station Road is in the hamlet of Stanstead Abbotts, just south of Ware and 5 minutes walk from the rail station. The ground has 3 pitches including one overlapping the cricket pitch. The main pitch however, is fenced off on the far side of the complex. The clubhouse/pavilion is outside the ground entrance. A raised bank on the nearside touchline is home to the tea bar and covered accommodation. A modern basic stand split into standing and seating areas. This offers a good view of the action. The rest of the pitch is railed and concrete standing.

Arriving 45 minutes before kickoff gave me chance to speak with the gateman and watch the end of the Bolton v QPR game in the clubhouse with the home manager Lee Judges who appeared very relaxed about todays game, after the teams shock win v Dunstable in the week.
The home side got off to a great start with Hadley struggling at the back. No11 O’Connor cut in from the left to open the scoring on 15 minutes, and then Tutalamo (no10) added the 2nd a ¼ way through the match. When Striker Leigh Rose scored the third on 30 minutes Hadley made a substitution to help out the defence. The defence stabilised for the rest of the half and Hadley even managed a goal 10 minutes before half time.
I arrived back in the ground just in time to see the ball picked out of the net, with was followed by Tutalamo adding his second before I sat back down. The game was over as a contest, but Dom Petrucci, the Hadley no11 is a skilful player and got his second goal using his strength and pace. The final goal arrived in the last 15 minutes when Rose was tripped in the area, with the defender being sent off as last man and captain Ricky Light expertly despatched the penalty in the bottom corner.
St Margaretsbury is a really friendly club and I enjoyed an entertaining game. Just a shame only 18 others got to see it.


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Lutterworth Town 1 Newhall Utd 1
Leicestershire Senior League Div 1

As reported previously, the facilities at Town's latest venue at Coventry Road are very basic and it is difficult to understand why they are playing there. That said, trying to work out what is going on in Lutterworth is enough to make anyone's head hurt. Town first played at Dunley Way (more than adequate for this level), before moving out to Hall Lane. Athletic took over Dunley Way. Town then moved from Hall Lane to their current home and Athletic moved into Hall Lane but seemingly still with a presence at Dunley Way Passing Hall Lane on the way in there seemed to be a lot of building work going on.


It would be interesting to know what the building work involves because when I had a look there last season (en route to visting Dunley Way) Hall Lane already had two large, modern dressing-room/clubhouse buildings. The only way you could improve it further would be to build a stand there but I would have expected any such structures to be of the 'Arena' variety.


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Weymouth 0 Hemel Hempstead Town 1

After a beer (bought by someone else) to cool the wallet's nerves, we saw a rather humerous match unfold in the pleasant afternoon sun as the referee (Mr Andrew Rodda) basically made it up as he went along.
Giving free kicks willy nilly for events only he could see, wound up both sides and eventually led to Hemel being awarded their goal on eighty four minutes, when the ball clearly had NOT crossed the line, was not given by the lino - but was given by Mr Rodda who was twenty yards behind play.
Not much to report about the rest of the game, in truth it was rather a dull affair. Hemel's keeper realising early that he could really crank up the home crowd by time wasting - so he did it a lot - and both sides failing to bother the oppositions goal for long periods.



It's bad enough that referees get stick (their job is anything but easy) but this Andrew Rodda happens to be deaf (he was at the same school as myself - a year below me) so please give him credit. If he 'wound up' anyone, it was probably because he couldn't hear people trying to attract his attention.
He has had a lot of praise from some influential people, one of whom described him as being in the list of "top 100 referees" in the country.

PS; have mentioned it on here long ago, but would like to share with you the dangerous stunt he once pulled off at school, which involved abseiling from the second floor of one of the school buildings (when no teachers were nearby) without any safety equipment. That's the stuff referees are made of!


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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Burton Albion
Sharps 51
League Two
Attendance 5,840 (210 away)
Admission £19 (On the day, £2 cheaper in advance) Programme £3

Burton Albion have never beaten Shrewsbury Town, are on their longest winless run for 21 years, hadn’t scored for nearly 7 1/2 hours and hadn’t kept a clean sheet for 19 games, the opponents meanwhile hadn’t lost at home for over a year so to say an away victory or even point would be unexpected would have been a bit of an understatement.

The game had a scrappy opening with neither side dominating possession, the hosts looked a little more threatening but the Brewers coped with what was thrown at them. Burton’s first notable shot came when Matt Harriott bent a shot goalwards but too close to Chris Neal. Romaine Sawyers missed a decent chance with a header and then an intercepted back pass almost allowed Marvin Morgan a good chance but the angle was a bit too tight. Morgan almost profited from a dreadful refeering as he somehow got away with a clear trip on Jimmy Phillips and then curled a shot right footed which Atkins beat away.

HT 0-0

Shrewsbury’s corners were looking increasingly dangerous and after James Collins’ overhead effort was brilliantly headed over by Andy Corbett, the hosts scored from the resultant corner as Ian Sharps headed in from close range. Sharps was denied another goal when Atkins got across well to push away before The Brewers almost snatched an unlikely equaliser as Justin Richards squared for Calvin Zola who mistimed his jump and headed just past the post. Mark Wright had a great chance to double the lead as a dreadful kick out by Atkins ended with the keeper redeeming his own error with a fine save.

FT 1-0


A lot more positives to take out of the game than recent weeks, The Brewers dug in and if it wasn't for still being completely incompetent at set plays they may well have gained a superb point. Though not looking very threatening going forward the return of Zola helped and with the creative Maghoma set to return soon hopefully the goals will return.



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Back in the days when counties were still put on letters, one would put "near" to show a posttown.
This meant, for a while, I was working in "Yateley, Hampshire, near Camberley, Surrey". It was even closer to Sandhurst, Berkshire!!


Sorry to turn this into a postcode thread but this should be my last rant on the subject.....

Back when beer was tuppence a loaf, mail for Yateley and Sandhurst was delivered from the Camberley office. There was a bit of a to do with the locals over the borders complaining they had to put 'Surrey' on their mail. About 20 years ago a new Delivery Office was put into Sandhurst which delivers the mail for Yateley as well. The locals are happy because they can now put Yateley, Hampshire as their address thinking that they've managed to get Royal Mail to give in to their demands. They don't realise that it's actually Royal Mail who've got one over on them and managed to shut them up because counties are ignored so you can put whatever you like on mail. Under the old system their address would have changed from Yateley, Camberley, Surrey to Yateley, Sandhurst, Berkshire but the new system allows for Yateley, Hampshire. Still, it's not hard to trick people from Hampshire as they're simple folk. Tongue


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Back in the days when counties were still put on letters, one would put "near" to show a posttown.
This meant, for a while, I was working in "Yateley, Hampshire, near Camberley, Surrey". It was even closer to Sandhurst, Berkshire!!


Sorry to turn this into a postcode thread but this should be my last rant on the subject.....

Back when beer was tuppence a loaf, mail for Yateley and Sandhurst was delivered from the Camberley office. There was a bit of a to do with the locals over the borders complaining they had to put 'Surrey' on their mail. About 20 years ago a new Delivery Office was put into Sandhurst which delivers the mail for Yateley as well. The locals are happy because they can now put Yateley, Hampshire as their address thinking that they've managed to get Royal Mail to give in to their demands. They don't realise that it's actually Royal Mail who've got one over on them and managed to shut them up because counties are ignored so you can put whatever you like on mail. Under the old system their address would have changed from Yateley, Camberley, Surrey to Yateley, Sandhurst, Berkshire but the new system allows for Yateley, Hampshire. Still, it's not hard to trick people from Hampshire as they're simple folk. Tongue


My address is house number and street (even that causes problems as it does not end in Street, Road, Avenue, etc), town and post code, I sure the Post Offoce don't even need the town. I get letters with both Cowley and Iffley on them, the boundary runs down the middle of the road and my side is in Cowley but Iffley is posher. For elections we moved from Cowley to Iffley a few years ago so people started using Iffley, it is strange if you live in Iffley most insurance premiums are a lot lower than those for Cowley.

As my address is only three lines I am quite often asked if it is correct, is there a line missing. Also it is amazing how many people you speak to on the telephone when an address is needed, after I have said Oxford they then ask what county Oxford is in. Middlesbrough is the county town of Middlesex !


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Bundesliga

FC Koln 1 Hertha Berlin 0
Admission : 29 euro's (+4 euro's postage to UK)
Attendance : 48,000
Sausage (Stadionwurst) 2.90 euro's chips 2.50 euro's

My first Bundesliga match was a joy to behold, fantastic atmosphere and stadium with a good even match to boot, Hertha should have snatched a point at the death.

I was particularly impressed by the rendition of the club anthem "Mer stonn zo dir F.C. Kölle" (their version of the Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond) at kick off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95mTow94cIg

and after the match.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBJAvwnHed8

The match will probably be remembered by the locals for Cologne's, soon to be departing for Arsenal, star striker Podolski's sending off for a headbutt that never was (saw the replay in the pub after) but for me it was more about seeing a former Chesterfield player in action for Hertha (Felix Basteins 12 games on loan from Forest in 2006) which was a nice bonus.

The Koln players did a lap of honour at end, for winning a lower mid table clash! I got the impression this level of appreciation of the support is the norm in Germany.

My disappointments were not getting a decent view of the Hertha fans who were stuck in the corner virtually hidden from my view on the same end (North Stand) who were in good voice with plenty of colour and flags on show and missing the parade of "Hennes" the Goat (club mascot) pre-match. This was due to the unexpected queues outside caused by insufficient entry gates for a stadium of this size. The random bleatings of "Hennes" over the PA system was an amusing and unique touch.

Beer is certainly king in Germany, Hertha fans were staggering out of the rail station at 10am, with crates of the stuff, one lad dropping and smashing his box of a dozen bottles with no one batting an eye lid, lots of drunken fans with beer in hand mingled all day without a hint of trouble.

The appetite has certainly been whetted for another trip to Germany, loved every minute


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Morley Barnes - 0 New Farnley Rangers - 0
Admission (free, but donations strongly suggested). Team sheet 20p. Coffee £1. Cakes avaliable on charitable donation

An entirely forgettable game on the pitch but a trip to Barnes Recreation Field is never a wasted day as it offers some beautiful scenery.

For clarification what road in Morley is Barnes Recreation Field on? Question 2 What competition / league do these clubs play in? Thanks


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127. Saturday 10 March 2012 – South West Peninsula Premier – Attendance: 83
Bodmin Town (amber/black/black) 5 – 1 Ivybridge Town (green & white sleeves/white/green)

Saturday’s game was a drive into Cornwall and on the way I checked the location of Bodmin Parkway station. Ivybridge Town fell behind on 22 minutes, when Bodmin Town worked the ball to Adam Carter, who tapped in the first goal of the game. A rout looked on the cards, but within ten minutes Ivybridge Town scored a surprise equaliser, bundling the ball home. Bodmin Town proved their strength by retaking the lead before half-time and then adding three more goals by the 66th minute. Enter one Ivybridge Town substitute, who had far too much to say. They conceded a free-kick for a handball, but the precocious substitute could not accept the decision. The referee warned him with a yellow card, but the substitute continued the argument then, was staring at a red card. In the circumstances Bodmin Town should have added to their tally, but deemed five goals was enough. Star Man: Tom Chambers (Bodmin Town)


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Aberystwyth University 0 Bow Street 1

Vicarage Fields: Spar Mid Wales League First Division

Although I had been to the Vicarage Fields before, when I was staying on a break in the area a couple of years ago, this was the first match I had witnessed at the home of Aberystwyth University. The facilities around the pitch itself are quite basic, with a small stand and a rope to keep spectators at a safe distance, the highlight of the Vicarage Fields is the old-fashioned pavilion where the players and officials changed. There is a large sports hall located to the side of the pavilion. The students have been struggling in the lower reaches of the Spar Mid Wales League First Division, as they battle against relegation, although they defeated Llansantffraid Village 3-0 in their previous outing. Bow Street, who are located just a few miles north of Aberystwyth, have not enjoyed the best of seasons themselves. They appear to be safe from relegation, having drawn 1-1 with Berriew the previous weekend, but have been too inconsistent to challenge the leading clubs this term.

It was the students who made most of the early running, despite the early Saturday morning kick-off, as they created several goal scoring opportunities but without really testing the opposition goalkeeper. The Magpies looked somewhat lethargic in the opening period and really struggled to get going. The closest the University came to breaking the deadlock, during the first-half, was when they saw an effort saved on the line following a 28th minute corner. The nature of the contest changed on the stroke of half-time when their hosts had a player dismissed for a lunging challenge. Despite going down to ten men, the students continued to play well after the interval, creating a number of chances. These included a 77th minute angled drive met by a diving save from the Magpies’ goalkeeper. Bow Street pushed for a winner in the closing stages but it appeared that the match was heading for a draw. With five minutes remaining, a cross from the right was volleyed in at the far by a visiting player to claim all three points. The students had performed well and had deserved at least a share of the spoils from the fixture.

Aberaeron Town 3 Machynlleth 0

Cae Sgwar: Spar Mid Wales League Second Division

Unlike the two other grounds visited on this Saturday, this was the first time I had visited Cae Sgwar, which was rather distinctive in its appearance and nature. The ground is located in the heart of the town centre in a public park, with a hedge surrounding the perimeter, and roads running around all four side of the ground. There are no spectator facilities at Cae Sgwar but there was a ‘burger van’ in attendance to provide refreshments for the spectators. Aberaeron Town are due to move to a new ground, located next to the town’s rugby club, which would be within a stone’s throw of the sea. The hosts have had an impressive campaign in the Spar Mid Wales League Second Division. Although they found themselves fourth in the table, despite defeating Abermule 4-2 in their last outing, they could go top of the table by winning their games in hand. Machynlleth, who had been more inconsistent this term, found themselves in mid-table but thumped Four Crosses 6-3 the previous weekend.

The home team looked particularly lively during the opening stages at their distinctive. They eventually took the lead in the 18th minute, when one of their forwards swivelled to volley into the corner of the net, following some good play just outside the penalty area. The Montgomeryshire outfit tried to respond but they rarely troubled the home goalkeeper in that opening period. Aberaeron Town were in the ascendancy throughout the opening period and carried on, from where they had left off, at the beginning of the second half. But, against the general run of play, Machynlleth conjured-up an equaliser in the 59th minute. A long and hopeful ball was headed across the goal by a home defender and a visiting player was in the right place, at the far post, to tap into the net. It took the hosts just four minutes to find an equaliser, as an Aberaeron Town forward latched on to a through ball, rounded the goalkeeper and placed the ball into an empty net. The Ceredigion club confirmed victory, with seven minutes remaining, when they broke quickly and an effort on goal was saved but the rebound was tucked home.

New Quay 1 Maesglas 2

Parc Arthur: Costcutter Ceredigion League First Division

I visited Park Arthur virtually one year to the day, for the home team’s Emrys Morgan Cup quarter-final with Newcastle of the Mid Wales League (South), and I was very impressed with the Parc Arthur ground for that level of the pyramid. Many of the grounds in the Costcutter Ceredigion League are, apart from one or two, relatively basic but New Quay’s home have a smart changing room block adjacent to the pitch, which is railed-off for the majority of its perimeter and has natural banks on two sides that provide good views of the action. The home club would probably have little difficulty I attaining the ground criteria for the Spar Mid Wales League if they ever deciding to apply for promotion. These two clubs went into the final fixture of the Mid Wales Hop-up as the leading two teams in the league’s First Division. The Mackerel Men were unbeaten in the league only their only defeat this term was at the hands of Spar Mid Wales League First Division Llansantffraid Village in the Central Wales Challenge Cup. New Quay had hammered Lampeter Town 7-1 in the Ceredigion League Cup in their previous outing. Maesglas, who led their opponents but had played more matches, had defeated Llanboidy 4-0 at home in their last league outing.

The home team made the early running in this top of the table encounter but the leaders came more into the match as the opening period progressed. New Quay seemed more likely to break the deadlock, as they forced several saves from the Maesglas goalkeeper, but it was the visitors who took thee lead in the 39th minute. A Maesglas player broke down the left flank and delivered a low cross which was successfully converted. It did not take long for the Mackerel Men to find an equaliser, when the visitor’s goalkeeper was unable to deal with a cross in the 39th minute, leaving a New Quay player to nip in and tuck the ball home. The match continued in a similar vein during the second-half, with both teams creating several chances, but without really testing the Maesglas goalkeeper. Just when it appeared that the match appeared to be heading towards a draw, there was a dramatic turn of events with four minutes remaining, with a New Quay player dismissed. From the ensuing free-kick, which was launched forward by a Maesglas player from in his own half of the pitch, the ball landed in the penalty area and bounced over the host’s goalkeeper and into the back of the net. Although the visitors had a player dismissed in the final minute of the match, the Mackerel Men were unable to find an equaliser in stoppage time, thus condemning New Quay to their first league defeat of the campaign.

2011/12 Statistics
Goals: 375
Matches: 90
New Grounds: 14

 
 


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