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ON THE BUSES
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Mar 10, 2012, 8:48 PM

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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/


BDC0652
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Mar 10, 2012, 8:52 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


Bantam Cymraeg
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Mar 10, 2012, 8:54 PM

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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


Ostrich
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Mar 10, 2012, 9:01 PM

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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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SWP-Phil
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Mar 10, 2012, 9:03 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.



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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richiejenn
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Mar 10, 2012, 9:05 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!)


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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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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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


Wheelbarrow
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Mar 10, 2012, 9:36 PM

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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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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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Team(s): Aston Villa Peterborough Sports

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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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Mar 10, 2012, 10:33 PM

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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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Steveb
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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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pinewoodste
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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.


Tractor Boy
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Mar 10, 2012, 10:56 PM

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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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ciderjon
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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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Moorsider
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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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adji
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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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RRYFS
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Mar 10, 2012, 11:49 PM

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Location: Poole
Team(s): Leicester City, AFC Bournemouth, Hamworthy United

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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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