Belstone Saturday (0) 2 A.F.C Hertford (0) 2
Herts Co One
Att 23 (Headcount - including a number from Hertford, at least four WAGS)
The programme states Belstone Saturday in big letters, not sure if that is their offical title or not. AFC Hertford maybe well be Hertford Town Reserves, so plenty for the pendants
, PC's and "do reserves count men" to mull over. The Herts League with two drop outs already this term, a number of groundsharers / movers, sudo 2nd XI's, one off programmes, plus the do I count Goffs Oak debate must be giving some travellers a torrid time.
Many have been to Medburn Ground, Watling Street, on the club notice board there is a copy of MBT from the FT and a programme review from Programme Monthly. Some say it is a long walk from Radlett Station though it's not one Julia Bradbury would make a programme about and I'm sure Chris would consider it a doddle, it appears to be a very boring one and half mile trek down a Roman Road.
The ground is very good for step 8 - photo's at http://picasaweb.google.com/...dhop/BelstoneHertsCo
The game was very good, Belstone should have scored early doors, twice really. As the game went on Hertford came back into it. 0-0 at half-time.
The ref and the two linos had drinks on the patio at half-time. They all had good games, infact the ref kicked the game off a tad before three, had 12 minutes for half-time and even with injury time the game was over by 4.46pm. The lady in the bar doing the drinks for the players was slightly put out saying most games kick-off at five past three and usually don't finish much before five. One homester was warned by the referee for telling the linesman to lose weight.
The second period saw Hertford get on top and when they made it 2-0 after 64 minutes it looked like the fat lady was warming up. The homesters then scored in the 82nd and 90th minute to get a draw, which was a fair result. Looking at various stats AFC have had 9 or 10 goal scorers already this season, though some will go when their 7-0 victory over Allenburys is taking out of said stats, strangly many of them did not play yesterday !. Man of the match was Hertford's Masangu Mweteminwa who was commanding at the back and when he was knocked out after getting hit full in the face by a volley he just got up shook his head for a second or two and got on with things. His team tended to call him Mason.
The clubhouse which was not really used by the spectators is the first I have come across that did not sell Bitter, we only sell Lager as there is no call for Bitter in these parts !. A lager Shandy was £3, Coffee was £1 for a mug, Crisps 50p. Admission was £2 but I think I may have been the only person to pay anything. Very nice helpful people.