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Kent Man
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Aug 10, 2013, 3:56 PM

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RYMAN LEAGUE SOUTH

Herne Bay 0 Guernsey 1

Programme £2


jambo_fever
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Aug 10, 2013, 4:32 PM

Posts: 645
Location: Londinium
Team(s): Hearts, Morecambe, Villarreal, 1899 Hoffenheim, Wakefield Wildcats (RL)

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Concorde Club

Turned up at 2:40 for British Airways vs West Essex to find the game had already kicked off and was told it was a 2pm KO. Played on the railed pitch furthest away from the entrance. Didn't want to watch half a game so came home. Wasted Saturday.

Is 2pm KOs normal for Middlesex County League? Mitoo only gave a 2pm KO for Broadfields United v Sloane so presumed it was 3pm unless stated. Clearly not.



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Total Grounds visited: 176
Last new Ground: North Road - Brightlingsea Regent
Last match: Brightlingsea Regent 3-1 Bodmin Town (18/01/14 @ North Road)


adji
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Aug 10, 2013, 4:56 PM

Posts: 793
Location: Birmingham
Team(s): Birmingham City ,Clevedon Town and whoever else i want to watch

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Ill upload my blog tomorrow as I am camping in Gloucestershire tonight

Yate town 3 Swansea City U21 1



Please feel free to visit my blog at http://adjithegroundhopper.wordpress.com/


kirby knitters
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Aug 10, 2013, 5:10 PM

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Location: Kirby Muxloe
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MFA
Kirby Muxloe 4 Causeway United 1
Add £5
Att 40
Prog £1
Carling £3.05
A quickfire treble from the home side banished the dreadful showing against Quorn last Tuesday night,Causway put in a very sub-standard showing today they were even making excuses before the the game about the length of the grass.The grass will be cut on Monday and on Monday Causeway will still be squatting elsewhere!!Dont you just love the MFA.


bluearmybob
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Aug 10, 2013, 5:49 PM

Posts: 987
Location: Ipswich.The Capital Town of Suffolk.
Team(s): Ipswich Town FC since April 11th 1966.Groundhopping since January 28th 1989

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Sky Bet Championship at Portman Road.KO 15-00hrs.

IPSWICH TOWN. (0) 3 v 0 (0) MILLWALL.

Scorers.

Home. S Lowry (63 og) T Smith (70) P Anderson (83).

Away.~##############################

Admission by season ticket. Programme £3. Attendance 17,183. Away Fans 935.

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GROUNDS VISITED.(369) NEW GROUNDS THIS SEASON 2019/20. (0)
GAMES THIS SEASON 2019/20. (0)
GAMES SINCE LAST 0-0. Ipswich Town v Bolton Wanderers. 22/09/18. (39) BEST RUN OF NOT SEEING A 0-0. (61)
LEAGUES COMPLETED. Championship. Isthmian League North. ECL Premier Division. SCEFL Premier Division.
FOOTBALL SEEN IN:Bulgaria,Czech Republic,England,France,Greece,Guensey,Holland,Scotland,Switzerland,Turkey & Wales.




wishmaster3211
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Aug 10, 2013, 6:00 PM

Posts: 2481
Location: A small town in Monmouthshire
Team(s): Calne Town, Darlington, Rosenborg, Sussex CCC, Huddersfield RL

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Wessex Prem

Pewsey Vale 1(0)-(1)3 East Cowes Vics

Adm £5,Prog (out of date with an insert) 50p Hot and cold drinks (no food) available.

Att 50

Decided to do this after visiting the nearby Model Railway Show which made any ticks impossible. A largely entertaining game which, despite a late deluge of goal attempts for the home side was dominated by the visitors, who played a lot of neat football. All the goals were good, notably the first one for E Cowes which was a half volley from distance. They went 2-0 up shortly after the break despite a large amount of missed chances by Pewsey,notably their number 11. He did eventually score a good goal in the 84 minute but Vics went straight down the other end and ended the contest.

I thought Pewsey were a bit mouthy to the Ref who let them get away with a lot of backchat, so I found it ironic when their bench started shouting that he "let too much go".

Pewsey Rec is a nice ground but heaven knows how it has avoided the Grading fascism that is prevalent at the moment. Clearly the same standards are not applied here as they are 20 miles up the road...



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HantsLondoner
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Aug 10, 2013, 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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Hampshire Premier League Senior Division

Baffins Milton Rovers 5 AFC Stoneham 1

admission/programme none, attendance h/c 21

2nd in Portsmouth Senior last season v 2nd in Hampshire Premier last season
The big day for Baffins as they played their first game at this level. Although Stoneham have lost a lot of players over the summer they gave Fareham a decent game pre-season and a close game was expected today. A quiet start but the home team got the early goal they wanted as Harris cleverly flicked in a cross from the left which seemed to take everybody by surprise. Baffins then dominated the first half with a very strong midfield (Yates and Cornish) plus some imaginative forward play. They came close three times before Stoneham even had a chance, a free-kick turned narrowly over. Cornish hit the bar with a lovely free-kick and Yates headed over when unmarked but Pharoah hit a lovely dipping 25-yarder over Williams who was a little off his line, for a well-deserved 2-0 at the break. Kicking up the slope after the break the hosts continued to dominate, a lovely turn and run by Harris leading to the ball coming to Pharoah again, whose shot was saved. But he made it 3-0 on 51 mins after a great run by Parish with a shot that cannoned off the post, and this time he netted the rebound. Stoneham were awful but made a substitution (Betteridge) and he made a difference, first a couple of strong runs and then a layoff for Groves to make it 3-1. Suddenly Stoneham woke up and for 15 mins terrorised the visitors. Betteridge and Jenkin both had good chances to reduce the arrears as Baffins looked shaky. But on 74 mins an error on the right led to a Baffins attack and cross which led to Parish making it 4-1. A couple of chances at both ends before full-time, and then on 90 mins a spectacular 40-yarder from Bulwell sped over Williams to make it 5-1 and a great start to the season for Baffins. I've seen most of their players in the Hants Intermediate Cup and in the Meon Valley Sunday League to know they will do well at this level.
As steveb had mentioned, the game was played at the back pitch at Langstone Harbour Sports Ground just off Eastern Road, Portsmouth. A very busy road on one side and a tranquil harbour with watersports activities on the other. This pitch was separated from the portakabin changing rooms by a cricket pitch and the main pitch. Tree-lined on both sides, a grass bank at one end, dugouts, it was quite attractive. Baffins would like to improve the facilities since they are quite ambitious. Bush Hill were only promoted into Hampshire League Div 1 because their facilities were seen as having less potential than those of Baffins.



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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codofthenorth
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Aug 10, 2013, 6:36 PM

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Stacksteads St Josephs 3-3 Rimington East Lancs League Adm: Free Att: 20 ish Refreshments: Nil Kick Off: 1415

An absorbing encounter here, just west of Bacup and well worth the admission fee. Having got the car back early from it's MOT and Service, I had a quick surf for a new ground and Stacksteads fitted the bill. The plan was for a goal feast with Rimington making short work of Stackstead's but it didn't pan out that way. Just before half time Stacksteads scored two quick goals to set up an entertaining contest second half....though Rimington would have the breeze at their backs. With Stacksteads adding a third on 57 minutes a comeback looked less likely. The referee had threatened to report the 'home' linesman for constantly arguing with him and it looked like the linesman would be dismissed as things became heated. With 6 minutes remaining Rimington pulled one back and then the tide seemed to turn as Stacksteads added a second and then an equaliser. Absorbing stuff, Stackstead's almost won it in the 10 minutes of stoppage time but I didn't bother who won as I was being well entertained in East Lancashire. The set up is basic, no cover and the pitch isn't railed off....the changing facilities are the other side of the fence bordering the pitch just off the main A681 that runs through the village.



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


Slumming It
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Aug 10, 2013, 6:42 PM

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Barnet 3 v 0 Chester (City) FC, The Hive. Conference Prem.

If you want to piss off a occasional supporter then Barnet have it down to a tee at the Hive, make you pay £5 for a programme, make you wait while they sort out the mess at the cash turnstile, charge £23 for a "premium" (meaning central) seat in the "main stand" and then tell you your not allowed to buy a beer because you are not "a member"!!! Add playing shite yank trash indie music too loud and then spraying spectators up to 6 rows into the stand via the sprinkler system before the kick-off and you have made it difficult for me to like your new ground....

Maybe when I have reflected a day or two the blog below will give a more rounded view.



Bielsa ringing...

Leeds games are my priority but will go anywhere to not be home on a Saturday (Jeff Stelling or the BT version drive me out not my wife and kids).


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gulliver
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Aug 10, 2013, 7:16 PM

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Northern Counties East - Premier at Sheerien Park

Athersley Recreation 2 Armthorpe Welfare 0

Entry - £4

Attendance - 180ish

Athersley were making their Premier League debut after two consecutive promotions and it certainly turned out to be an eventful one!

After a bright start from the visitors Athersley took the lead when a powerful shot from Scargill ricocheted into the net off a defender. Armthorpe continued to press and their lively number 9 went down in the penalty area as he tried to round the goalkeeper, consensus was that he could have stayed on his feet and scored but cue the inevitable penalty and red card. Athersley had no sub so attacker Joe Thornton donned the number one jersey and oversized gloves. There was a long delay before the kick was taken and it showed as a poorly struck effort was beaten away by the stand-in. This was to be the start of a 'man of the match' performance as he coped superbly with all that was thrown at him.

The numerical difference was already beginning to show when a reckless lunge by earlier scorer Scargill saw him given a straight red. Athersley now had to play for 60 minutes with 9 men!

Armthorpe played with patience and threatened often, especially when the tricky number 11 ran at players but everything struck at Thornton stuck, he even came to claim crosses and his kicks were a great outlet for the defence. When Rec substitute Sutton was brought down by a clumsy challenge from the last defender it became 9 v 10, however this penalty was despatched comfortably by Bennett. Athersley, with the central defensive partnership of Cook and 18 year old Ryan Blackburn both putting in several goal saving blocks and challenges, then held out for a remarkable and gutsy victory.


hills19
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Aug 10, 2013, 7:27 PM

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Saltash United 8 - 1 St. Blazey HT 3-1
South West Peninsula League

The opening day of the season and there was a special feeling sitting waiting for the game to start with it.

Saltash had the ball in the net before the first goal but the ball had gone out of play from the corner and so was disallowed. Saltash opened the scoring with a close range finish but moments later St. Blazey equalised with a lob. The game at this stage had been fairly even, Blazey missing an open goal as well but by the time half time came about the game had changed and St. Blazey couldn't recover.
Two quick fire goals by the home side, the second a beauty in off the post made it 3-1 at half time.

Saltash just tore them apart in the second half adding 5 more goals. Afraid I can't remember the exact details of them all.

An enjoyable afternoon as the season starts again.


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bomaya
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Aug 10, 2013, 7:35 PM

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Any particular yank trash indie band M? :)
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Sussex County League Division One
Chichester City 2 v 2 Dorking Wanderers

(white, green, green) v (dark blue, light blue)

Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AR
Attendance: 60 (rough hc)

Prices
Admission: £5 Programme £1 24pgs, colour cover
Drink: £3 (Fosters) Coke 80p Water 80p x2
Cheeseburger and Chips £4.00 (very nice burger, not usual rubbish)

Weather: Nice blue skies, just right temperature.

Journey
Easy enough journey down M23 then across the South Downs, took about 1 hour 20 minutes. Went into the city first to visit the cathedral. Ground is just to the north of the ring road that surrounds the city in a sports complex featuring mainly tennis courts.

Ground
Ground is very decent and easily good enough for the step above. Very small bar, ramshackle car park. As you enter on one corner, there is covered standing on the two sides with the nearside by the clubhouse also being where the dugouts are. On the far side is the seated stand.

Match
My first competitive game of the season and an enjoyable one it was to watch. Both sides ended the previous season poorly and Wanderers were lucky to stay up. Chichester's pre-season has been torrid and this was borne out in the first half as the visitors totally dominated but couldn't score. This included a 40 yard dipping piledriver from the left back that the home goalie just watched as it crashed off the bar and away. On 23 minutes, against the run of play The Lillywhites scored with a flicked header from a free-kick. Within five minutes the Surrey side had equalised with a penalty after a blatant shirt pull. Just on half-time Wanderers dersevedly took the lead with a placed curler from the edge of the box by Jake Hill.

Second half became a very affair with the ref blowing up every other 30 seconds for one foul or another. I find that 9 times out of 10, refs have good games and it's the biased spectators who think otherwise. This was the one in ten where they genuinely are awful. So many decisions in the first half were (correctly) given to Dorking and so by the second the crowd and the Chichester bench were giving the ref stick for everything to the point where he just seemed to lose all respect and control of the game. And almost as a fob to the home team, he then gave them a very soft looking penalty to enable the chance to equalise. A shame as I'm not sure they'd done enough to deserve a point.

Man of the Match: Tom Tolfrey (Dorking Wanderers)

Could well be an open league this season but not sure either of these will be challenging.


Ostrich
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Aug 10, 2013, 7:45 PM

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Midland Alliance
Walsall Wood 2 AFC Wulfrunians 2
Admission: £3 concession Raffle: £1
Programme: £1 (20pp glossy, not bad value, good write-up on Wulfrunians)
Refreshments: bottled water 54p from the Tesco Express across the road at the lights, smallish hotdog in the ground £1.
Attendance: 97 (league website – 106 per h/c)

One of the Ostrich’s early season priorities is to re-complete ticking the clubs in the Alliance, so it was a second ever visit to Oak Park today for a first viewing of the opposition. I last visited this ground for the Guernsey match – and it doesn’t seem like much work has been done on it since, although what back in March was glutinous mud, behind and alongside the old-fashioned Geoff Woodward Stand, is now hard-baked rubble, which I guess has to be an improvement.

Wulfrunians have started life in the Alliance with two wins, including a 0-7 away demolition of Rocester midweek, but they didn’t look that accomplished a side today, (which rather makes one worry for Rocester …..). Walsall Wood in contrast had lost both matches; however they looked the better side on balance in a rather nondescript first half which left the Ostrich musing on whether another goalless draw was on the cards after the Guernsey epic. A fair proportion of Walsall Wood’s passing was direct to the opposition, and up front they were being easily brushed off the ball by the Wulfrunians defence. Wulfrunians were also failing to create any meaningful threat against a solid defence, with keeper Faultless sweeping up anything that got through into the area.

The breakthrough came on 38m when Wood’s Carns met a cross with a diving header with the keeper stranded, but after the break Wulfrunians piled on the pressure, and Gregg equalised with a long range lob over Faultless (48m). The match could have gone either way at this point, but it was Bilgimer who restored Wood’s lead on 66m, placing a beautiful header into the top corner of the net. The home side hung on grimly in the face of repeated Wulfrunians attacks, only to concede a second equaliser on 92m when Gregg turned home a cross which a defender had missed.

A shade hard luck on Walsall Wood this afternoon, they just about deserved all the points. Hopefully they’ll be able to build on today’s result.


PaulC
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Aug 10, 2013, 7:50 PM

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Location: Ayrshire, Midlothian
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Scottish Lowland Football League

Whitehill Welfare 4-2 Gala Fairydean Rovers
Ferguson Park, Rosewell
Attendance: 130
Admission £5
Programme (28 pages): £1
Bar etc


This match was part of the first day's fixtures of the Lowland League's inaugural season.

The match programme carried an interesting history of the home club.

Rosewell Rosedale had been a junior club until 1957. After their demise the remaining club in the village was Whitehill Welfare, a juvenile club associated with Whitehill Colliery in the village. They moved into Rosedale's ground at Ferguson Park.

As the Juvenile level of football (age limit 30 but apparently a bit flexible with fathers and sons playing in the same team!) declined Whitehill decided to leave and entered the East of Scotland League rather than the Juniors. The were the first Midlothian club to play in the EoS League since Penicuik Athletic left to join the Juniors.

Their entry revolutionised the East of Scotland League which had, until then, been dominated by Borders teams. Whitehill paid their players - something the EoS clubs in the Edinburgh area didn't do. Players no longer had to go to Innerleithen, Galashiels or Eyemouth to be paid so Whitehill attracted players from the Borders clubs. Since they joined the league Borders clubs have only won the league on two occasions - Gala both times.

I was standing alongside John Collins, ex-Celtic/Monaco/Everton/Scotland and other clubs and John "Yogi" Hughes. Collins started his career at Gala and presumably is associated with coaching. I was also chatting to the features photographer of "When Saturday Comes" who had travelled up from the Wirral.

Ferguson Park is in good order and the pitch was in excellent condition. The majority of the pitch is surrounded by grass banking. The exceptions being 30 yards of terrance, 10 steps deep and on the same side of the pitch another similar area with seats and cover accommodating around 150. There is no floodlighting or hard standing apart from the small bits of terracing.. An excellent ground for this level of football - but a fail by English standards

As for the match - very entertaining.

Whitehill were 3-0 up after 30 minutes, yet the score line was a travesty. All the attacking was from Gala but the home keeper was inspired. Some suicidal Gala defending - a cross floated over the keeper for the first, a penalty was the cue for the second goal and an underhit pass back to the keeper allowed a home forward to nip in and convert the third. Whitehill scored from a penalty at the end of the first half: HT 3-1

The game remained balanced with the home keeper continuing to be the busier and pulling off good saves, but the game was put beyond Gala in the 70th minute when a fine shot from the edge of the box rattled off the crossbar back towards the edge of the box from where it was hammered home. Gala pulled a goal back with the last kick of the game. Final score: 4-2

It's difficult comparing the standard with the Juniors. It's interesting to note that in pre-season Whitehill had home wins at home to Inverurie and Berwick, but in their last 3 friendlies, all against juniors they won one and last two, the series ending with a 4-1 home defeat at home to neighbours Penicuik.

I'm sure Whitehill would cope comfortably with the top divisions in the East and West, but quite where in the table they would finish I'm not sure.

The missus and I have bought a flat in a new development a couple miles from here - ready early next year (we're joining the second home fraternity) so I suspect Ferguson Park will be on the list of visits along with the neigbouring junior grounds


martin55
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Aug 10, 2013, 8:07 PM

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Shaw Lane Aquaforce v Appleby Frodingham 2 - 0
Northern Counties East Division One

A late decision to visit Barnsley and traffic through Mottram and Hollingworth as bad a usual and the road is due to have two weeks of road works (and closures) starting in September.

Match played at Shaw Lane Stadium, Shaw Lane Sports Complex, Shaw Lane, Barnsley (or something like that), also home to Barnsley RUFC.

One and a half sides and one ends open to spectators, seats provided with a roof (of sorts) that will not keep you dry in 90% of any rainfall, too high and too short.

New boys Shaw Lane took control with an early goal (7 minutes) and another after half an hour. Then didn’t have to extend themselves in the second half for a comfortable first win.

Admission a reasonable £4, prog £1.50 which looked quite good from the outside, but when I came to read it realised I had two copies (one inside the other) so only 12 glossy pages.

Attendance announced as 138.



Can you remember who you were, before they told you who you should be?


Windy
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Aug 10, 2013, 8:10 PM

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Wessex Prem

Pewsey Vale 1(0)-(1)3 East Cowes Vics

Adm £5,Prog (out of date with an insert) 50p Hot and cold drinks (no food) available.

Att 50

Decided to do this after visiting the nearby Model Railway Show which made any ticks impossible. A largely entertaining game which, despite a late deluge of goal attempts for the home side was dominated by the visitors, who played a lot of neat football. All the goals were good, notably the first one for E Cowes which was a half volley from distance. They went 2-0 up shortly after the break despite a large amount of missed chances by Pewsey,notably their number 11. He did eventually score a good goal in the 84 minute but Vics went straight down the other end and ended the contest.

I thought Pewsey were a bit mouthy to the Ref who let them get away with a lot of backchat, so I found it ironic when their bench started shouting that he "let too much go".

Pewsey Rec is a nice ground but heaven knows how it has avoided the Grading fascism that is prevalent at the moment. Clearly the same standards are not applied here as they are 20 miles up the road...



I'm curious how a programme can be out of date so early in the season before postponements kick in - was it printed without any reference to the new season ?


Loiner
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Aug 10, 2013, 8:19 PM

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Location: North of the Aire
Team(s): None. A supporter of grassroots football

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Teesside League- Division 1

Lingdale (1) 1 v Whinney Banks YCC (2) 5
The Track Playing Field. Recreation Ground with tape / rope along each side.
No admission or programme. c50 in attendance.

We decided to get this one out of the way while the weather is favourable having phoned several time last season only to be told it was waterlogged.

Lingdale took the lead on 8 minutes, but were gradually worn down by their visitors who equalised on 40 and took the lead on 44 with a penalty kick. Three second half goals on 52,74 and 89 minutes gave Whinney Banks a comfortable win.


Tim
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Aug 10, 2013, 8:21 PM

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North Warwickshire & Hinckley College 3 AFC Worcester Olympic 1 (Midland Combination U21 Division) Att: 20 h/c

This was a very enjoyable game. The standard was much higher than any previous games I've seen in this division, and it was good end to end stuff with loads of chances created. The home side's third goal was a belter. It has to be said that one or two of the players looked a good bit older than 21.

The college is in Hinckley Road, Nuneaton and although there is no football furniture we did get a very good playing surface. The entertainment was also enjoyed by Fatboyfat, Rambler77 and Mark of this board.

Leverstock Green 2 London Lions 1 (Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division) Att: 38 h/c

This, on the other hand, wasn't much good. A nondescript game at a nondescript ground, I'm afraid. Other than the three goals, there was only one attempt on target in the entire game, and that was a very weak header. Home number 7 took both goals very well, and was the only player to leave any impression.

The ground has covered standing under the clubhouse overhang and an Atcost seated job opposite. Plenty of parking inside; £6 in plus a quid for a pretty ordinary prog; tea in a mug was good value at 80p. The M1 was very well behaved.


Boroboy60
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Aug 10, 2013, 8:28 PM

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Gosport Boro 2 v Weymouth 1

PSF

@ Privett Park

Saturday, 10 August, 2013

Admission : I paid £10...which I said I thought was too much on Monday evening and I'll say it again now! (We're not all loaded down South you know!)

Programme : Yes/£2 for 24 pages

50/50 Draw : £1 a throw...new today and hopefully will prove popular among home and away fans alike

Tea Bar : Didn't purchase anything today but as the season progresses (get's colder!) I will probably partake of the odd tea or soup. FYI the guys do a wonderful job dispensing the usual football fayre of burgers, chips etc at virtually all the games at the ground if you ever visit

Attendance : Nothing announced but it could have been between 150 and 200 or so and included a sprinkling of away fans

Well that's that for another year as Gosport (and yours truly) at long last said goodbye to PSF's until 2014 with this 2-1 win for the home team over a game Weymouth side at Privett Park this afternoon.
For me personally this was probably the least interesting PSF I have witnessed...but then this encounter always had a lot to live up to as I'd already seen 57 goals in nine matches prior to today.
The match was delayed by 15 minutes due to the Dorset visitors being caught up in traffic on their way along the South Coast. When it did get under way it was Boro who were off the blocks quickest and soon into a threatening stride.
Calor Gas Premier outfit Weymouth nearly stunned Boro though with an early shot that hit a post but all that did was stir the Conference new kids into conjuring up the game's first goal on five minutes - Summer capture Andy Forbes nonchalantly lobbing the ball over a stranded visiting goalkeeper with the aplomb of someone who has been around a bit.
Boro remained firmly in the driving seat and Jamie Brown saw a goalward header blocked and the industrious and highly creative Mike Gosney shot over.
Goal ace Justin Bennett then produced a delightful piece of skill to manufacture an opening that culminated in his curling effort drifting just wide of the target.
Weymouth were only sporadically looking like getting back on terms and a rare shot on goal forced Boro goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore into a rare save.
After a brief, if somewhat unnecessary, stop for drinks as the interval approached, Boro replaced goalscorer Forbes with popular target man Rory Williams.
But nine minutes from the break the Dorset club were back on terms through Ford who finished calmly to take maximum advantage of some slack home defending.
Weymouth continued to grow in confidence and the second period saw former Truro marksman Stewart Yetton go close on two separate occasions. First with a goalbound header that Ashmore clutched gleefully and then with a drive that needed Ashmore's intervention once more.
With, IMO, the best current TV football pundit, Steve Claridge, (who has links with both teams) watching on from the side-lines, at this stage the match could have gone either way. Boro though came up with an excellent winner on 71 minutes to just about deservedly shade the contest.
Sammy Igoe supplying a sublime cross from the right for Danny Smith to bury a powerful header into the back of the Weymouth net.
On now to the season proper opener against Kent hot-shots Dover at Privett Park next Saturday... rearrange 'of baptism fire'!

Groundhopping Note # 1

In true non-league sporting fashion I enjoyed a pleasant 90 minutes or so in the company of a friendly gent from Weymouth, along with my usual companions in arms, who wished me/Boro all the best for the coming season on the final whistle...something of course I reciprocated (That's what makes grassroots football so special!)








stingray
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Aug 10, 2013, 8:34 PM

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Location: Leighton Buzzard
Team(s): Step 4/5 local sides

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South Midlands League Premier
LEVERSTOCK GREEN 2-1 LONDON LIONS
Admission £6.00 Programme £1.00 Pasty (see below) £1.50 Attendance n/k (approx. 50)

The Lions roared into a third minute lead from a corner and held out for almost half an hour before seemingly gifting Leverstock Green an equaliser despite having virtually the entire side at their disposal to prevent it. Second half wasn't anything to write home about until two minutes before the end when the hosts finally tamed their visitors who, despite this setback, should equip themselves well at this higher level.

The snack bar was closed - apparently the lady isn't doing it anymore owing to a bad back - so food and drink was served out of the back of a van which may become a regular occurrence. No cheeseburgers, instead a very crispy and overcooked pasty was offered which didn't seem to have any discernible filling apart from what looked like some very thinly sliced frankfurter sausage. Maybe that's why they only charged £1.50 instead of £1.80 and I'll draw my own conclusions about why a calculator was needed to work out the cost/change.

No alcohol was consumed in the making of this visit.Cool



2018/19 stats

124 goals in 34 games
£339.70 spent.


IAN S
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Aug 10, 2013, 8:46 PM

Posts: 2439
Location: Stocksbridge, Sheffield
Team(s): Sheffield United, Sheffield Eagles, Kendal Town

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Also at this game, a pleasant spot on a summer afternoon. Decent game but as you say Causeway offered little. Spent some time before game wandering around castle.

Yes, the grass was somewhat long, even home fans were commenting on it.



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rambler77
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Aug 10, 2013, 8:52 PM

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Location: Braunstone, Leicester
Team(s): Oadby Town, Leicester City

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North Warwickshire & Hinckley College 3 AFC Worcester Olympic 1 (Midland Combination U21 Division) Att: 20 h/c

This was a very enjoyable game. The standard was much higher than any previous games I've seen in this division, and it was good end to end stuff with loads of chances created. The home side's third goal was a belter. It has to be said that one or two of the players looked a good bit older than 21.

The college is in Hinckley Road, Nuneaton and although there is no football furniture we did get a very good playing surface. The entertainment was also enjoyed by Fatboyfat, Rambler77 and Mark of this board.

Fair and accurate summary from Tim.

I had a nice relaxing and easy double, as after the game ended I headed home for some lunch before making the short drive to

Loughborough University 2-2 Alvechurch
Midland Football Alliance
Adm: £5
Prog: £1.50. not worth it, and wish I had stuck to my pre-match intention of not buying one
Coffee: £1
Att: 40

Finally completed every ground in my home county down to & including step 6. I had heard good reports about this place and it did not disappoint, and some Alvechuch fans I spoke to were equally impressed. The first half was the better of the two with Alvechurch scoring first around the half hour mark, only for the hosts to score twice in quick succession shortly afterwards to lead 2-1 at the break. The second half was pretty poor in quality with the visitors getting a deserved equaliser from a free kick.

70 photos of the ground and game can be viewed online @ http://www.flickr.com/...s/72157635015677832/



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IAN S
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Aug 10, 2013, 8:58 PM

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Location: Stocksbridge, Sheffield
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Any link I can go on with news on that road closure as someone who uses it regularly?



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Runwell
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Aug 10, 2013, 8:59 PM

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Back to football for me...

Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Division 1
Saffron Walden Town 2(2)-(1)2 Great Yarmouth Town
Catons Lane, Saffron Walden, Essex
Attendance : 186 (counted c.150+ which is still decent in itself)
Admission: £4. Programme £1 (decent, though yet to read)

Also purchased: Chicken burger £2.80, Chips £1 and bottle of water £1

Not a bad game to end my two and a half month free football diet. Not a bad place to start either, with Essex's oldest football club. As I needed to be in the Braintree area for 6pm, and have always wanted to go to Catons Lane on a summer's day, this suited me nicely - although the weather was a bit too cloudy for a summer's day.

Having seen an end of season blip deny them promotion in their first season back last season, Walden with their good crowds will be desperate to go up this time. Still plenty of work to do though, as today showed, but despite their high profile off pitch issues in recent seasons, Yarmouth could well challenge for a return to the Premier division this season, so today was possibly an early barometer for the season ahead.

Despite having to make a few good late tackles and blocks in the first half, the home side played some very good stuff and deserved their early two goal lead, through a fine curling strike on six minutes from outside the box, then some good play from Craig Calver in turning the defence inside out, after the Bloaters made an initial mistake. They could easily have scored more, going close a few times, including hitting the post, and looked rather untroubled, except for a rare through ball that a Yarmouth forward steered past the advancing keeper, but also the far post. What changed the game was a lapse in concentration just before half time in the Bloods defence, allowing the ball to reach a player who turned and fired a nice effort into the far corner from just inside the penalty area.

Second half saw the away side mainly on top - going close several times, and missed a great chance to equalise when the keeper sent down a horrible clearance straight to the Norfolk side, and although he saved the initial effort, the follow up was put wide when it should have been buried from close range. Walden rarely threatened in the second half - many players seemingly afraid to get second balls or follow-ups whenever they did put balls into the box, and perhaps deservedly from a ball over the top with three minutes left, a Yarmouth player put through finished coolly to level things up. Overall, probably a fair result, but the hosts will feel disappointed after such a good opening half hour. It seems many of last season's eventual failings still need to be resolved.

Video and photos to go up tomorrow.



Last match:
Monday 17th October 2016
Aveley 1-1 Phoenix Sports (Isthmian League Division 1 North)

Next scheduled match:
Tuesday 18th October 2016
Burnham Ramblers v Haringey & Waltham (Essex Senior League)


wishmaster3211
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Aug 10, 2013, 9:14 PM

Posts: 2481
Location: A small town in Monmouthshire
Team(s): Calne Town, Darlington, Rosenborg, Sussex CCC, Huddersfield RL

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I'm curious how a programme can be out of date so early in the season before postponements kick in - was it printed without any reference to the new season ?


That's right. Someone had stuck 2013/4 over the 2012/3 bit on the cover and most of the content was last year's (team bio's etc), only the centre page insert was current. To my mind this is pointless but at 50p I don't begrudge the club their money. If they hadn't issued at all I would have only taken the p*** as it took me several years to get any paper out of them anyway...



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