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Tuesday 5th December 2017

 



Feversham Lens
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Dec 5, 2017, 10:26 PM

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Selby Town 4 FC Halifax Town 2 (HT 2-1)
West Riding County Cup, Quarter-Final
Admission £5
Programme £1.50 (32pp, very much 'home made' but included the essentials)
Attendance 261 (maybe a quarter backing the visitors)
Refreshments available (didn't bother)


Top scorer Liam Flanagan scored a hat-trick as a full-strength Selby side reached the last four at the expense of Halifax's youth team. With two more added to the Shaymen's depressingly long injury list after Saturday's Barrow fixture, Town opted to not risk anyone with first team experience for what, essentially, was a 'nothing' fixture.

The tie was switched from The Shay, as per Halifax's long-standing policy vis-a-vis this competition. I imagine it's simply not worth opening up The Shay and putting on the floodlights for the level of crowd county cup visitors such as Selby (or Town's Under-19s) would entice.

On a pudding of a pitch, this turned out to be an entertaining encounter for a surprisingly large gathering. It's a shame Halifax's National League side don't copy the youth team's attractive brand of methodical, passing football. One must assume first team manager Billy Heath, a route one merchant, has very little to do with the kids! Selby's style, more direct and often unnecessarily rugged, may not have looked as pretty but, sadly, it achieved the desired result.

Flanagan netted in the third, 31st and 48th minutes. Halifax replied through Liam Healy (six minutes) and skipper Ross Barrows (60 minutes). Charlie Clamp added a 62nd-minute penalty for the hosts, who, in the last quarter, went close twice to adding to their tally. Flanagan's opener the pick.

This was (I think) my third visit to Selby's ground, known these days, rather grandiosely, as the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium. It's an odd set-up. Cover and seating is available only at the ends and the dressing rooms are marooned on the far side, opposite the clubhouse. Excellent club shop, though, with an impressive range of old programmes. Extensions to the adjacent leisure centre appear to have obscured the view of the abbey, the only thing in Selby worth seeing.


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ARL
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Dec 5, 2017, 10:41 PM

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Southern League South West
Taunton Town 3 Barnstaple Town 0

Adm £8, Parking FREE, Prog £2, Tea £1.
Attendance 313

The Viridor Stadium has cover on all four sides, but nothing of any great elevation. Both the main stand and the seated terrace opposite only have three rows of seats. Both ends are terraced with similar covers covering about half the length. Due to the low main stand, the dugouts are a long way from halfway, with the home dugout being level with the penalty area.

The game was somewhat one-sided, as might be expected with top against third-bottom. Taunton put the ball in the net after ten minutes, the players celebrated, "Glad All Over" was played, the scorer was announced...and then it was spotted that the ref had disallowed it. They eventually scored a goal that stood after 33 minutes via a deflection, and bundled in a second goal in first half stoppage time. They had a penalty inside five minutes of the second half, which was saved, but the loose ball was eventually turned home. The game was over as a contest by this stage, with Barum creating very little in the way of chances and Taunton taking their foot off the pedal.


Shepdyn
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Dec 5, 2017, 10:44 PM

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UCL Prem Div
At Hamilton Park,Sandhills Avenue
Leicester Nirvana v Daventry Town
In £5
Prog £1
Att 40 ish
H/T 0-0
F/T 0-0

Game was nearly 10 min late kicking off as the referee was late arriving.UCL thought it reasonable to appoint a referee from Cambridge and he was delayed because of traffic.The assistants were from Hinckley and L'boro' which was a more reasonable distance to travel midweek.
Tbf,this was a poor game very few shots on goal from either side.Nirvana a poor side compared to earlier in the season when they were scoring for fun.
At least it wasn't that cold tonight here in Leicester.



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Workington FC
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Dec 5, 2017, 11:02 PM

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Southern Premier League
St Neots Town 0 Kings Lynn Town 5
Admission £10
Programme £1.50
Attendance £1.50

A comprehensive victory for Kings Lynn but unfortunately the referee made himself the centre of attention due to two big decisions. The first was the sending off a St Neots player in the first half. The second was the awarding of a free kick to Kings Lynn from which they scored their third goal.

I was on the opposite side of the pitch to the sending off but it did look a bad tackle. The free kick incident was really strange. A St Neots player was running out of the defence when he was tackled from behind for a foul. The St Neots support were screaming for a booking but the referee awarded a free kick to KL. This seemed due to being surrounded by every Kl player and he caved in.

He got it badly wrong but it was too late and it knocked the stuffing out of SN and it was game over. He did book a KL player afterwards for a foul but in any other game the player would not have been booked.

It's a couple a years since I've been to a game at Rowley Park and the houses have really sprung up quickly on the estate leading to the ground. Far too cramped and the traffic scheme is badly designed.

Nice to see that St Neots have reintroduced a programme and it's a good issue for £1.50.


sheffgeoff
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Dec 5, 2017, 11:20 PM

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Derbyshire Senior Cup 3rd Round

Tideswell Sports Complex

Tideswell United 1 (1) New Mills 2 (1)

Red & White Shirts / Red Shorts Amber Shirts / Black Shorts

Attendance 60

Admission £3 Programme £1.50

Bacon Roll £2.50 Bovril £1

After my car made an unscheduled visit to the garage I cancelled my planned visit to Leicester Nirvana and implemented Plan B travelling into the Peak District with IAN S. We arrived early and secured our programmes (poor value for £1.50) before heading to the nearby Star public house for a pre match pint. On returning to the ground we headed for the shelter of the small stand (standing & bench seats) opposite the dugouts to get out of the cold wind. The game was competitive with Step 6 New Mills fitness levels helping them just shade this cup tie against their Step 7 hosts. Sherriff gave New Mills an 8th minute lead with a sho t from just outside the box.In the 20th minute Baker levelled for Tideswell shooting left footed across the keeper from the right side of the box. Tideswell could have taken the lead early in the second half as their centre forward ran unchallenged into the box but he shot just wide of the post. As the game wore on New Mills started to get the upper hand and in the 60th minute Pendlebury scored their winner, receiving the ball in space on the right and firing past the advancing keeper. The hosts cause was not helped by the late dismissal of their captain following a crude challenge.


HantsLondoner
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Dec 5, 2017, 11:22 PM

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Hampshire Senior Cup Round 3

Winchester City 3 Basingstoke Town 3 (5-4 pens)

admission £8-00 programme downloadable on internet attendance est 100

3rd in Southern League South and West v 17th in Southern League Premier
The holders are out, beaten in what was in the end a dramatic contest after a pretty uneventful first hour. The home team looked beaten at 0-2, came back to lead 3-2 only to concede in injury time. However, they eventually won on penalties.
Both teams were missing first-team players but still had quite strong line-ups. Very little happened for 25 mins as the home team passed it nicely but the visitors looked solid and quite dangerous coming forward. A Basingstoke shot which was blocked following a corner, a Winchester shot wide and another one which hit an attacker and was saved by the keeper was all there was to show for the effort. Suddenly, on 28 mins, the visitors took the lead - a good hard cross from the right was expertly steered in by the impressive McKnight. After this the home team tried for an equaliser, some good moves seeing Cox force a good save and heading an excellent cross wastefully wide. Mlambo also forced a good save from Zabotti down by his near post. Another good hard cross from the right saw the visitors' Kennedy narrowly fail to extend their lead. HT 0-1.
The visitors started the second half well, McKnight forcing a save from Pryce before making it 0-2 on 56 mins, a scramble in the box seeing him put the ball in, virtually unchallenged. The home team tried to come back but didn't look like doing it until a superb goal out of the blue on 68 mins - a fluent move ended by a curling shot into the far corner from the edge of the area by Gilbert. Game on and four mins later a curling free-kick by Barron hit the post. On 78 mins came the equaliser, a free-kick from the left was headed on by Flooks into the far corner. Only one team in it now and Cox had another header saved, before on 88 mins, a long throw was headed on for Cook to catch it nicely on the volley and complete the comeback. Three mins injury time became four as the visitors made a substitution and in that fourth minute a corner from the right was headed powerfully into the net by Bunting, running in unchallenged.
On to penalties and the first four were all unsuccessful - one good save, one hit the post, and two went over the bar. We then had nine successful kicks until Demuria's effort was well saved by Pryce to put the home team through.
No changes at the City ground since my last visit, the clubhouse on the left as you come in, then the main stand with tea bar on that side (programme shop sadly no longer there) and a smaller covered area on the far side. A nice souvenir ticket was given at the entrance. I found the home team's language pretty unappealing today, led by those on the bench, and home keeper Pryce annoyed during the shootout, by standing next to the ref by the penalty spot until the last possible moment for every spot-kick, and also relieving himself by the side of the small stand just before the penalties, But it worked for him.



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paulh66
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Dec 5, 2017, 11:23 PM

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Sussex Senior Cup 3
Three Bridges 2-4 (aet) Whitehawk
Adm £7, prog £1 (very good value)

Once again a county cup tie served me up some decent entertainment. 7th in Step 5 v bottom of step 2 but the visitors needed an injury time equaliser to force extra time, from which point onwards there was only one winner.

Three Bridges should have sewn it up in normal time, though, after turning around a deficit to lead 2-1 at the break and peppering the visitors' goal in the second half. But they tired late on and a late Whitehawk surge finally produced the leveller.

Special mention for the Whitehawk keeper, a Swiss on loan from QPR who's apparently been on the bench for Grasshoppers in a Champions League game and even scored a goal for Whitehawk last Saturday! But tonight he looked clueless on crosses, comically helping a harmless free kick from the left into his own net for the home side's second, before going off injured (or embarrassed) in the second half. His replacement looked shaky at first too, mainly because he wasn't very tall, but he arguably kept Whitehawk in it with a couple of decent saves when a third goal seemed imminent.

Extra time was no great hardship to bear though I could swear the ref ended the game two minutes early. No matter, Whitehawk edged it over the 118 minutes and Three Bridges had little left by the end. Good game, enjoyed by a couple of dozen vocal visiting fans including one dressed as a lobster!

I'd largely forgotten what a decent little ground this is. Easily accessed by train or car, there's no parking in the street outside but there's loads of parking space inside. Since my last visit they've had a five year spell in the Isthmian, which explains why an additional (and nicely elevated) 50 seater stand has sprouted up just beyond the big comfy clubhouse. The main stand opposite with the club's name on the fascia, a couple of shallow steps of terracing and a decent pitch top it all off, making this one of the better step 5 venues around. Plenty of matchday helpers, a very well-produced programme, a well-maintained website and an active Twitter feed further add to the favourable impression.


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Windy
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Dec 5, 2017, 11:30 PM

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3.0 pm - UEFA Youth League - Chelsea 4 Atletico Madrid 2 - Admission and teamsheet free - Attendance approx 200

7.45 pm - Bostik League Division 1 South - Walton Casuals 3 Sittingbourne 0 - Admission £10 - Programme £2 - Attendance 85

Two matches seen around seven miles apart so plenty of time to kill in between the games.

The UEFA Youth League match was a straight shoot out for first place with Atletico needing to win to go top whilst a draw or win for Chelsea would see the home team win the group. The advantage of winning the group is that that club goes straight into the last 16 - the team finishing second goes into the last 32 so therefore plays an extra round in the knock out stages of the competition. Chelsea took the lead after 24 minutes from the penalty spot after Harvey St Clair had been brought down by Francisco Montero, with St Clair sending the keeper the wrong way. It was 2-0 just before the half hour when St Clair’s square pass from a free kick picked out Juan Familio-Castillo whose shot took a wicked deflection and looked over the keeper into the net. Just before the break, Chelsea got their third when Daishawn Redan raced to the by line before pulling the ball back to Luke McCormick to net from 10 yards.

On the hour it was 4-0 when Familio-Castillo got his second when he squeezed the ball in at the near post. Game over until Atletico got two consolations in the 88th and 89th minutes. First, two subs, Alberto Salido and Joaquin Munoz combined before the former slid the ball past the home keeper and then Salido found Adrian Ferreras Garcia who fired into the top left corner from 20 yards.

On to the Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub for the evenings entertainment, and admission prices, not advertised outside, at £10 was a bit costly for Step 4 in my view with most clubs charging £8 or £9. Programmes at £2 were also overpriced with 16 pages unstapled inside the advert laden shell.

A goalless first half wasn’t without chances and efforts on goal, however, most were off target. The watching Timmy Tabby appeared to be a bit worried that he would see his first (I think) goalless 90 minutes of the season, but his concerns were put to one side just after the hour when an angled shot from Youseff Bamba wasn’t held by the visiting keeper and Isaac Sarpong was there to snap up the rebound to put Casuals ahead. Two goals in five minutes late in the match gave the scoreline a slightly misleading feel. Bamba’s lovely low ball in from the left across the keeper picked out Toyosi Olusanya to score at the far post in his home debut for the club, and then Sarpong powered through the box to beat the keeper in a 1 on 1 to finish off the scoring.


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cherryhopper
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Dec 6, 2017, 12:23 AM

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Also at a Hampshire Senior Cup Round 3 tie:

Moneyfields 0-3 Havant & Waterlooville
Attendance 180 h/c
Admission £8 - Programme £1 - Free teamsheet
Bacon roll £2

Comfortable win for the visitors in this local derby, the hosts unable to bridge the two division gap and rarely threatened the H&W keeper. The visitors were awarded an early penalty which the keeper managed to save with his feet despite diving to his right with the ball going down the middle. The first goal came after 25 minutes, a great finish from 20 yards with his back to goal from Theo Lewis. In the second half the visitors always looked more likely to score again than the hosts get an equaliser and it came midway through, the goal being allowed to stand despite Matt Tubbs appearing to head the ball out of the keeper's hands. A few minutes later Tubbs showed he learned a few tricks from the pro game going down in the box to win a penalty which he took and blasted into the top corner of the net.

As the ground is quite a maze to get to with one way streets and bus lanes blocking the most straightforward route I decided to park the other side of the railway line and walk over the bridge to the ground. Since my last visit there is a new bar inside the ground in a small blue portacabin in the corner beyond the changing rooms.


codofthenorth
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Dec 6, 2017, 12:23 AM

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UEFA Youth League- Man United 1-0 CSKA Moscow-Admission and Team Sheet Free-Attendance 630...Cuppa £2
A fairly decent game, better than the processed football you sometimes get at Youth level. The only goal of the game came when Manchesters No 7 Tahith Chong (Felani lookalike) was brought down in the box and the excellent No 9 Joshua Bohui scored the resulting penalty.
There was enough decent football played as well with Nicky Butt's Manchester United dominating the first half. The second half saw CSKA offer more, they had an excellent in the last minute of the game but it was well saved by Fojticek in the United goal. United too had an excellent effort save with 5 minutes to go and a United win was a fair result.
Leigh's Sports Village has changed a bit since I was last here, there's a Morrison's across the road these days, the pitch is immaculate. Only half the Main Stand was open today, ample for the crowd of 630, team sheets were plentiful, at least two reams worth of them were dished out.
Cant help thinking about the cost of staging this game....Officials from Ireland....Referee Observer from Scotland....UEFA Delegate from Spain.

From there I had options at Ashton Athletic, Bamber Bridge or Fleetwood on the way back North.

Ended up taking the quieter M61 North and then M65 straight to Irongate, just South of Preston for:



Bamber Bridge 1-2 Chorley....Lancashire County FA Cup... Cuppa £1...Adm £8...Team Sheet 20p

Not sure how Brig lost this one, they had the better of the game and came close on a number of occasions. Ally Waddecar opened the scoring on 34 minutes beating the keeper with a low strike at his near post, celebrations were short lived, Chorley then went up field and levelled through Matty Hughes. All square at the break, a number of subs were used to try and break the deadlock. Brad Carsley the Brig forward was sent off on 52 minutes for a lung at Chorleys keeper Matty Unwin....this didn't really impact the game too much. On 90+1 minutes Nick Haughton on loan from Fleetwood trapped the ball in the box and got his shot away, zipping past Lloyd Rigby in the Brig goal. Tough on Bamber Bridge.
Slight delay getting away from the car park as a fight broke out as a few lads started windmilling each other, a bit unexpected as there had been no sign of tension in the ground. Good run back to Fleetwood who had just beat Chesterfield 2-0 in the Checkatrade. Andy Pilley their Club Chairman has offered to pay for free coaches and match tickets for all supporters wanting to go to Hereford...so if you live local......



So Many Grounds....So little time!!

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Dec 6, 2017, 1:13 AM

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Hellenic Premier
Bracknell Town 5 Windsor 0
Admission £3 (concession) Attendance 242 (although I only counted 180)

I got quite a shock when Windsor emerged from the dressing rooms wearing the most garish strip I have ever had the misfortune to see. It is basically a darkish green colour with bright red Union Jack shaped symbols on both back and front supplemented by a matching trim on sleeves and shorts. I suppose that at this time of year at least it looks festive and maybe the addition of a few holly motifs would set it off nicely.

The match itself started fairly evenly but Bracknell soon began to gain the upper hand and took the lead on 25 minutes when Windsor failed to defend a corner allowing a close range finish. Bracknell added three more before half time as Windsor were unable to deal with their speed and aerial power. Windsor came out for the second period in a more determined fashion and put Bracknell under some pressure, making a number of chances. Three of these fell to the much travelled 45 year old Barry Hayles and unfortunately for the neutrals he muffed two of them although he did force a good save from the third. Bracknell started to re-assert themselves towards the end and scored their fifth just before the excellent referee brought proceedings to a close.


timmy tabby
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....And as mentioned by Windy, also at the Elmbridge Sports Hub for Walton Casuals 3 v 0 Sittingbourne. Was a little concerned, whilst sitting in what is a very spacious and comfortable stand, that a booming voice said that 'Oi! you are sitting in my seat' only to find Darenth Valley's finest 'Dilligaf' who had not been seen for years and au naturale that the cud was well and truly chewed.

I did like the new ground, with excellent sight lines from the stand. Perhaps the lack of alternative cover is a small but not insurmountable problem, though what is of concern is that the arrival back in Walton has not in any way led to any renewed interest in the hosts. Miserly turnout of 85 included perhaps 25 or so from the visitors including the usual noisy failed Swale choristers positioned behind the goal and take away the likes of those ticking/visiting the ground and you have a home support of a very low level for their current level.

As a contest, it was reasonable enough with two teams in similar positions just outside the Play Off area, with plenty of Isthmian League bluster and half chances during a fairly well balanced first half. Noticed early on that Lartey Sarpong for the hosts was finding some good positions, but he was thwarted by a couple of decent saves from Carey guarding the Sittingbourne goal. Similar at the other end with the visitors periodically finding space but unable to capitalise, though they went close when Cornwall's audacious half volley from distance was not too far away from the angle. Half time arrived and that ol' concern of the long awaited visit from Famile de Nuls (91 and counting since July 17) was surely not misplaced.

The fears though were duly banished as whilst the visitors continued to huff n' puff around the penalty area to no great effect, Walton Casuals managed to locate the direction of the net. Opener from Sarpong touching in a rebound as Bamba's drive bounced off of Carey, followed by a easy finish for Olusanya touching in at the back post Bamba's impressive cross box delivery and to conclude Olusanya burst through the visiting defence and Sartong took over to dispatch straight past Carey. Probably not a three goal margin sort of game, but the hosts knew where the goal was and the visitors failed to take the opportunities that they created.

Time does not make the distance from Walton Station to Waterside Drive any nearer and it is still a 40 minute schlep in either direction. Relatively easy journey back until the recesses of the mind reminded no late night C2C services from West Ham. Led to a nearly half hour wait in the midnight environs of Barking Station and arrival back at the abode was well into Wednesday.....


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3.0 pm - UEFA Youth League - Chelsea 4 Atletico Madrid 2 - Admission and teamsheet free - Attendance approx 200

The UEFA Youth League match was a straight shoot out for first place with Atletico needing to win to go top whilst a draw or win for Chelsea would see the home team win the group. The advantage of winning the group is that that club goes straight into the last 16 - the team finishing second goes into the last 32 so therefore plays an extra round in the knock out stages of the competition.


This means that at the "last 32" stage, there are 24 teams remaining in the competition



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HantsLondoner
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Moneyfields 0-3 Havant & Waterlooville

Was considering this one myself - looks like I chose the better option Smile

According to the Havant Twitter the Moneys' goalkeeper was Sam Pearce, who is actually a defender (and a Hawks old boy). Do you know if there was a keeper injury, or if they just didn't have one available?
Anyway, he only let in three and saved a penalty, so he couldn't have done badly .Wink



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Steveb
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3.0 pm - UEFA Youth League - Chelsea 4 Atletico Madrid 2 - Admission and teamsheet free - Attendance approx 200

7.45 pm - Bostik League Division 1 South - Walton Casuals 3 Sittingbourne 0 - Admission £10 - Programme £2 - Attendance 85

Two matches seen around seven miles apart so plenty of time to kill in between the games.


Where was the Chelsea game played? Need more a clue than it being seven miles from Walton on Thames.




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Staffordshire Senior Cup 2nd round
Walsall Wood 0-1 Wolverhampton Sporting
Admission £6, Programme £1


Unfortunately w*rk commitments put an end to Plan A, but Walsall Wood was still within my time range. I’d previously planned to watch Wood twice this season, only to be beaten by the weather both times, so this was third time lucky.

Struggled to find the entrance to the ground, before eventually parking in the KFC car park, which proved to be the right choice.

Nice ground, and a good clubhouse, with friendly officials, and a lot of Wood’s younger players were in attendance which was nice to see.

Managed to miss the only goal, which was scored in the first minute of the second half, as I was in the toilet at the time. Despite the lack of goals, I thought this was a cracking game - end to end, with lots of decent football played, but defences were most definitely on top in the penalty area.

I thought Wolves SC were slightly the better side, though there wasn’t much in it, and deserved their narrow victory. Walsall FC await in the next round.



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Sale Holmfield
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Evostik Northern Premier League Div 1 North
Droylsden v Ramsbottom United 1-0 (admission £8, prog £2, att 140)


Quite a few neutrals and away supporters at this match which looked it was going to end in a reasonably entertaining goalless draw, with Ramsbottom hitting the woodwork twice, and containing a couple of flashpoints where red cards could have been shown, but weren't. However, in injury time, Luke Daly scored with a smart header from a Callum Bagshaw (I think) cross, to clinch the points.

My first visit to the Butchers Arms for a good couple of years, and no major changes to report. It even retains the traditional tractor tracks on the pitch. The town centre nature means it's just 2 minutes walk from Droylsden Metrolink. Between there and the ground, the Beehive and King's Head are both decent pubs. I went in the former, which was quite bustling and had one cask ale - Tatton Best. People interested in crime can see the Cotton Tree (where Dale Cregan carried out a murder), now closed, just the other side of the station.


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Tim
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Swallownest 1 Armthorpe Welfare 1 (Northern Counties East League Division 1) Att: 128

Pretty decent game - end to end stuff, but defences pretty much on top. Thought the home side were slightly better, but perhaps a draw was right. Good game, but shame about the ground, which isn't very good at all. Just two sides open to the public, and the only covered standing is set so far back behind the goal that I doubt if one could see all the pitch. Some seated accommodation is under construction but nowhere near finished. It's a good county league ground, but no more than that. Admission was a very reasonable £4 and the prog was a quid - photocopied single sided and held together with one staple in a corner. Apparently there was one colour copy produced and this had been photocopied. Bovril was a quid but a bit on the watery side. However I enjoyed the evening very much, in no small part thanks to the splendid company of aicwhu, who stayed awake through both game and journey home.


Windy
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Dec 6, 2017, 10:24 AM

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3.0 pm - UEFA Youth League - Chelsea 4 Atletico Madrid 2 - Admission and teamsheet free - Attendance approx 200

7.45 pm - Bostik League Division 1 South - Walton Casuals 3 Sittingbourne 0 - Admission £10 - Programme £2 - Attendance 85

Two matches seen around seven miles apart so plenty of time to kill in between the games.


Where was the Chelsea game played? Need more a clue than it being seven miles from Walton on Thames.


Chelsea play most of their youth matches at their training ground in Cobham


Windy
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3.0 pm - UEFA Youth League - Chelsea 4 Atletico Madrid 2 - Admission and teamsheet free - Attendance approx 200

The UEFA Youth League match was a straight shoot out for first place with Atletico needing to win to go top whilst a draw or win for Chelsea would see the home team win the group. The advantage of winning the group is that that club goes straight into the last 16 - the team finishing second goes into the last 32 so therefore plays an extra round in the knock out stages of the competition.


This means that at the "last 32" stage, there are 24 teams remaining in the competition


At the last 32 stage, the eight runners up get drawn against the eight winners from the domestic champions path, and then the eight winners from those matches get drawn against the eight winners of the various groups. Maybe calling it the last 32 stage is misleading and the real title according to the UEFA website is ‘Play off round’


youngster
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Dec 6, 2017, 11:09 AM

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3.0 pm - UEFA Youth League - Chelsea 4 Atletico Madrid 2 - Admission and teamsheet free - Attendance approx 200

7.45 pm - Bostik League Division 1 South - Walton Casuals 3 Sittingbourne 0 - Admission £10 - Programme £2 - Attendance 85

Two matches seen around seven miles apart so plenty of time to kill in between the games.



Where was the Chelsea game played? Need more a clue than it being seven miles from Walton on Thames.


Chelsea play most of their youth matches at their training ground in Cobham


When I saw 7 miles I went on Google maps and was convinced it was at Kingstonian, based on the assumption I always thought they played big games at Aldershot. Never dreamt they played big games at Cobham, always thought that place was "no entry". Learn something new every day.
P.S. just as well I didn't go anywhere last night, both of my options were 0-0

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jrev61
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3.0 pm - UEFA Youth League - Chelsea 4 Atletico Madrid 2 - Admission and teamsheet free - Attendance approx 200

7.45 pm - Bostik League Division 1 South - Walton Casuals 3 Sittingbourne 0 - Admission £10 - Programme £2 - Attendance 85

Two matches seen around seven miles apart so plenty of time to kill in between the games.


Where was the Chelsea game played? Need more a clue than it being seven miles from Walton on Thames.


I saw the match live on BT Sport, it was played at the Chelsea Training Ground in Cobham. Judging by the sparse attendance the general public was not admitted. This is I believe contrary to UEFA rules.



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jrev61
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Kettering Town 4 St. Ives Town 1 (Evo-Stik League South Premier)
Adm. £10 Prog. £2.50 Att. 499

The first time I have seen Kettering this season and they looked useful, albeit against lowly opposition.
The first half was relatively even with Kettering just about deserving their 1-0 lead. The second was much more one sided, with only missed chances keeping the score down.
St. Ives late consolation goal was a strange one, a long shot that looked where I was sitting to have gone over the bar, but instead deceived the keeper and went in.
This may well be one of the last occasions when I go to a midweek match at Kettering as there are major cuts to bus services looming due to the ending of all County Council subsidies.



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I share your feelings, my intended destination, Burgess Hill, was abandoned after ten minutes due to floodlights. I have never been so grateful to a bout of backache!!


Steveb
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Dec 6, 2017, 12:01 PM

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3.0 pm - UEFA Youth League - Chelsea 4 Atletico Madrid 2 - Admission and teamsheet free - Attendance approx 200

7.45 pm - Bostik League Division 1 South - Walton Casuals 3 Sittingbourne 0 - Admission £10 - Programme £2 - Attendance 85

Two matches seen around seven miles apart so plenty of time to kill in between the games.


Where was the Chelsea game played? Need more a clue than it being seven miles from Walton on Thames.


I saw the match live on BT Sport, it was played at the Chelsea Training Ground in Cobham. Judging by the sparse attendance the general public was not admitted. This is I believe contrary to UEFA rules.


200 seems a reasonable crowd for that game on a midweek afternoon, which made me wonder if it was played somewhere other than Cobham.

Would have been nice if Windy, who presumably was at the game, could’ve actually confirmed that, and let us know whether or not it was open to the public.

I’ve no intention of watching another game at Cobham, but I’d like to know out of interest.

A lot of WDYG reports seems to assume knowledge of venues on the part of the reader.




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DaveH
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Dec 6, 2017, 12:58 PM

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Kettering Town 4 St. Ives Town 1 (Evo-Stik League South Premier)
Adm. £10 Prog. £2.50 Att. 499

The first time I have seen Kettering this season and they looked useful, albeit against lowly opposition.
The first half was relatively even with Kettering just about deserving their 1-0 lead. The second was much more one sided, with only missed chances keeping the score down.
St. Ives late consolation goal was a strange one, a long shot that looked where I was sitting to have gone over the bar, but instead deceived the keeper and went in.
This may well be one of the last occasions when I go to a midweek match at Kettering as there are major cuts to bus services looming due to the ending of all County Council subsidies.


Also at this. Nothing else to add on the match side of things. A grim but expected evening.

I bought a can of coke from the bar at half time, took and opened in the ground and found a steward coming up to me telling me that cans weren't allowed inside the ground and I had to put it in to a paper cup! first time that's happened to me at this level, but not surprised it was at 'big time Charlie's' Kettering!



The Programme is dead. Long live on-line!!


Rebel Yeller
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Dec 6, 2017, 2:21 PM

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CCL Premier Challenge Cup

Knaphill 2 Kensington Borough 0

Attendance - h/c 30
Entrance £7. Programme £1.50 ( nice and glossy but virtually no content)
Weather - 10C so mild for December, a slight breeze.

Knaphill's is a pleasant ground on the edge of the Brookwood Country Park. At one end is the clubhouse/changing rooms, a fairly substantial building adorned by 68 solar panels ( Dale Vince would surely approve ). A small stand on either side provides the required seat numbers for Step 5, but there's not much cover. Ample parking outside the ground.

This was a closer game than might have been expected, with 29 places in the CCL between them. The first half was pretty even and well matched, even after Knaphill took the lead on 29 with a header from Rapley directly from a corner. The second half was much more eventful. On 53 KB were awarded a penalty following a handball during a goalmouth melee. Unfortunately Marques's kick was poor and was saved easily. After that things got a little feisty and the ref came under a lot of pressure, especially from KB, whose discipline became a bit frayed. Knaphill sub Taylor banged a good second on 68 to effectively settle the match. KB felt hard done by and this led on 73 to a coming together of Kersley of Knaphill and Zeratzion of KB, who both departed for an early bath. We still had one missed penalty to come - on 88, when goalscorer Taylor blasted it over after it was awarded for handball.

Knaphill move into the last 8 of this cup. A mention must go to Knaphill sub Shawn Lyle, who came on with short black hair on top and a long blonde ponytail hanging down his neck. Quite startling !


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Dec 6, 2017, 3:08 PM

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After a weekend watching three La Liga games in Madrid (post in International hopping) it's back on more familiar ground this evening.
Tuesday Dec 5th
Northern Premier Lge Prem Div
Nantwich T. 2-0 Stourbridge
Att 208
A truly awful performance from Stourbridge who can see the play off places slipping further out of reach while this was a valuable and thoroughly deserved three points to help the Dabbers move away from the danger zone. Goals came from well struck drives from Harry Clayton on 25 minutes and substitute Jordan Cole on 67 minutes. But it could have been a whole lot worse for the Glassboys as they twice booted efforts off the line and were thankful there was no goalline technology on hand to confirm home appeals that an early effort had rebounded from the bar and crossed the line.


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Bostik North Division

Mildenhall Town 0 v 0 Bury Town

Admission £5 OAP
Programme £1.50
Attendance 253

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New Grounds 2017/18 Season = 24
Last New Ground :Mildenhall Town 5th December 2017


Wortley Fulham
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Dec 6, 2017, 6:44 PM

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Also at this.

Recompleting the NCEL again.

I paid £1.50 for a full colour programme? Must have been the one referred too?


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Easington Sports 2 Headington Amateurs 1
Hellenic League.Division One.West

Its been many a year since I have seen a match at the Addison Road ground of Easington Sports.My memory is of a railed off pitch and nothing else.Well,there has been a lot of work done since my previous visit and its now a decent set-up.Fully enclosed with hard standing on two sides plus a small stand.The ground now has floodlights and this was a rare opportunity to see the second team in Banbury play.
A decent game with Easington scoring after just one minute.Headington equalised early in the second half but the homesters got the winner near the end.
Good value for £3,including programme plus the added bonus of a 7.30 kick-off with the game finishing at 9.15 which is very much a rarity thesedays.Smile



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Dec 6, 2017, 8:02 PM

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Birmingham Senior Cup First Round Rushall Olympic 3 Coventry City 1 Car Park £1 Admission £3 (concession) Programme £2 (superb; more reading than a short book!) Bacon Roll £2.50 Tea £1. Attendance 169. Kick off 7.52.

My first visit to Dales Lane since Rushall beat Malvern Town 4-2 sometime before the 1987-8 season (the programme doesn't even give a month for the match yet alone a day or season). I can't remember a thing about the ground, but clearly the club have done well since then as they are in the Northern Premier League Premier Division and were worthy winners against a fairly strong Coventry side.The ground has been steadily improved with various accretions over the years. There is a large area of open standing at the entrance end where there is a pleasantly appointed clubhouse, a refreshment room, changing rooms, toilets and a club shop. To the right is a sponsor's lounge, media room and a considerably video and press tower. An open terrace runs for most of the length of the pitch with a stand at the end providing seating in the club colours; this is mirrored on the other side of the pitch where beyond the seating is a shallow covered terrace with superfluous bench seating at the back. The far end features some open and some covered terracing which is rather lacking in depth. Overall the effect is a pleasing one and much removed from the Atcost model so prevalent nowadays.
On the pitch a shell-shocked young Sky Blues team was 3-0 down in 13 minutes, overwhelmed by the physical nature of proceedings (there is not a lot of tackling in U23/Development football).That's not to say that Rushall were over physical, just much stronger. As the game wore on Coventry got more and more on top and pulled a goal back midway through the half but despite laying siege to the Pics' goal in the last 15 minutes, profligate finishing meant no further goals. Excellent entertainment and the reward for Rushall is a trip to Alvechurch in the second round.




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hemelhopper
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Dec 6, 2017, 9:59 PM

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Wallingford Town AFC 1-1 AFC Aldermaston (HEL1E)
- played at Nithercroft, Wallingford Sports Centre, Nithercroft Road, Wallingford from 7.45pm

Att – around 30 (h/c); Entry £5 incl prog (simple and a good read); Cuppa for £1 .. and the delicious Wally sausage roll for £1.50
Weather – another calm night with some mizzle about early on.
Travel – A34 from work and then cut through to Goring and northward .. back via Didcot for some reason and all points south.
Colours – Wally in red tops, with white stripe to front of shirt and black shorts .. the Atom Men in all blue with black stripes to shirt.

What a delightful set up at the Wally .. all contained within Community Trust grounds of every sport you could wish for .. with varied assortment of pitches about .. tonight’s main venue found on the other side of a warm Clubhouse, where skittles was being up after "keep fit" classes .. and various rooms housing other achievements .. most noticeable the hockey section with some great memorabilia about the walling.

For me this venue was the completion of all Hellenic League venues, although I have a couple of teams to see who presently ground share .. so it was interesting to see how things compared to other Step 6'ers .. and to be honest, apart from limited options to get fully round the whole pitch in the dark .. both ends were accessible, if tricky with undulation and synthetic matting .. leaving most on hand to stay on main stand side, where table and chair greeted entrants .. quickly followed by the tea hatch, serving a fair selection, including those sausage rolls warmed to perfection. The Boardroom was next .. then a soft padded seated selection under first roof cover .. then the seated Atcost .. and finally, the loos within far changing block .. all set off by four pylons of light each side and dug outs splitting half way and opposite .. facing a decent area of grass, with fully ten yards to perimeter block walling, with good height to perch elbows in places.

The game .. well I thought we’d end up with a nil niller after the first twenty .. probably the most evenly matched teams I’ve seen this year .. in fact at times you’d almost think they were all one team .. such was their similar play, matched up size and skills .. but with a bit of pace and touch .. things improved and around the 50 minute mark, in came a shot from distance to hit the back of the net from the visitors .. then about 10 minutes later an adjudged foul inside the box, allowed the Wally to equalise from penalty spot .. which quietly returning things back to that even type of game .. allowing time to play out for those on hand .. a fair result and one to reflect on, as a New Year fast approaches and managers take stock .. we wish both well on their way throughout the rest of 17/18 .. Smile



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leohoenig
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Wallingford Town AFC 1-1 AFC Aldermaston (HEL1E)
- played at Nithercroft, Wallingford Sports Centre, Nithercroft Road, Wallingford from 7.45pm




I think you will find that it was at Hithercroft, which is in Hithercroft Road



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hemelhopper
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Thanks for highlighting leohoenig .. I was timed out of editing the post once I'd realised my simple human error ... Tongue


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MARGATE v Bath City, F.A. Trophy, 2-2 a.e.t. (4-5 pens.) £10 in (£8 for old people) £2.50p programme.

Best match I've seen in many a while, 5 metalwork strikes, some amazing saves by the away keeper and more goalmouth action in 2hrs 6 minutes than I usually see in a season.
On the downside, it kicked off at 8.22 due to a crash on the M2. Bizarrely players and supporters made it from Bath on time but members of the home side delayed things. Imagine the spectators joy when the full Margate team were 'warming up' on the pitch at 7.47 but still insisted on a full half hour to do what actually takes no more than 10 minutes. A nice bit of contempt for the paying customers. Game actually got finished at 1 minute past 11, a record late night for me


pokal02
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Dec 7, 2017, 1:20 PM

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Nowhere for me unfortunately - ticket, flight & hotel booked for Benfica - Basle but struck down with flu on Monday and could'nt really contemplate travelling.
Hoping to have recovered for planned trips to Chesterfield and Airdrie this weekend.


oxpete
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Dec 8, 2017, 8:24 PM

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Another watching Hampshire cup fun, this time at...

Hampshire Senior Cup 3rd Round
Hamble Club 2 Christchurch 2 (after 90mins: Hamble win 4-3 on penalties)

Entry: £5
Attendance: headcount of 60

A very good match, with step6 Christchurch incredibly unlucky not to get the result they deserved out of this. Hamble seemed to get more and more flustered as the match went on, with their own players getting into heated and prolonged arguments with each other more than once. Plenty of hot air spouted from their bench too, which a less patient referee might well punished.

I liked the ground too: a smart hand-built wooden stand painted in club colours of yellow-and-black stretched much of the length of the far side, with a small tea hut in the corner, and the smart modern clubhouse positioned just outside the perimeter fence. Badges and hats for sale behind the bar.

The Hamble Community Ground is just a five minute walk south of Hamble railway station, which is a small halt on the Portsmouth-to-Southampton line, with the lit-up floodlights easily visible from the station platform. Hamble's quaint Solent-side village centre, however, is getting on for a mile-and-a-half walk further on, past the old Aerostructures ground used by Folland Sports (the one with the plinthed Folland Gnat jet outside). For this reason, I took my pre-match refreshments back in Southampton in 'The Guide Dog', one of several excellent pubs close to St.Denys railway station.





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Hellenic Premier


Wilks Park, Magpie Lane


Flackwell Heath 1-5 Thatcham


Admission:
£6 + £1 prog


Attendance: still not on FT yet - estimate close to three figures


Directions/facilities: regular here


Match: one way traffic for the most part - FH seem to have lost something or are certainly yet to re-discover it under new manager Marcus Richardson. A lot of the squad that has been very successful over the past 5-6 years in this league have departed or made themselves unavailable.
Thatcham big and strong and overpowered the Heathens - to keep pace with other runaways at the top Highworth and Bracknell - possibly with the 'Freds' from Wantage in tow, this league is now likely to be a four horse race.


PS no idea what's happened to the Editor on this particular Desktop - used to be fine using it cos my ACER has 'died' - discovered now that I can't get bold coloured etc in 'advanced editor' and can't be @rsed to pfaff around in basic - managed to re-tweak the compatibility settings and it allowed me to Edit them back in. Crazy
Chrome and Edge don't give an advanced editor option in Windows10 either
Mad

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burgesshillbee
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Dec 12, 2017, 9:28 PM

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Coalville Town 5 v 1 Stamford Northern Premier League Cup 2nd Round Admission £10 Prog £2 Att 69 Tea/Coffee £1 Chips £1.50 Badge £3

Plan A was Leicester Nirvana but Henfield Bee had to delay the departure time and whilst trundling around the M25 and the bottom end of the M1 Jane Sat Nav kept changing her mind about our arrival time and when it settled down for just after 8pm we looked elsewhere and Coalville was showing an ETA of 7.47 so that's where we headed arriving just as they kicked off. The ground has a small seated stand on one side and another that runs about 2/3 of the opposite side, a small terrace behind the near goal and flat standing all around, there was also 2 tea bars in operation and a bar area which was not investigated. The small club shop was located just as you entered the ground.

The home team had ex Bee Cleveland Taylor playing for them, not that i had noticed this at the time. A decent game that saw Coalville reduced to 10 men after 18 minutes when a poorly timed challenge resulted in a red card for the home player, for me i was not close enough to judge if it was worthy of a red, but it certainly warranted a yellow. Stamford took the lead on 38 minutes having had chances to take the lead before, however the home team equalised quickly before Stamford missed another good chance to go ahead before half time.
Coalville made a change at half time and it turned out very well for them, with substitute Daniel Creany scoring a 20 minute hat trick including a penalty to put the home team in control, Coalville added a 5th shortly before full time and managed to deny Stamford twice in stoppage time. Despite the small crowd the club had 2 tea bars in operation and the consensus with Henfield Bee was that the chips were decent and welcome on an evening that got colder as it went on. Despite a closure of the M1 and other lane closures nearer home Henfield Bee got us back to Burgess Hill at approx 00.15





 
 


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