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Thursday 20th April 2017

 



Cleeve
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Apr 20, 2017, 9:51 PM

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North Bucks & District League - Premier League
Hanslope v Stewkley 1-2 (ht 0-1)
Venue: Hanslope Recreation Ground, Castlethorpe Road, Hanslope, Milton Keynes ; kickoff 1830hrs
Entry: Free, no programme
Attendance: 7

A neat and tidy recreation ground with the usual cricket square between two full size pitches and no football furniture. The game was played on the far pitch nearest to the impressively tall church spire. There is parking either side of the plain red brick buildings which house a scout hut, changing rooms, spectator toilets and a refreshments room (open but no one serving at halftime).

Top of the table Stewkley needed to win their last two games and hope second placed Potterspury lose most of their remaining five! Hanslope certainly didn't make it easy for them despite gifting the opening goal to the visitors on 18 minutes. And in the 71st minute Stewkley's left back received a straight red allowing Hanslope to score from the resultant free kick. The final twenty minutes were a great finale to a really good game (almost drowned out by the incessant bell ringing practice) with nine man Stewkley sneaking the win on 79 minutes.


Tim
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Apr 20, 2017, 10:26 PM

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Garden House Rangers 2 Old Horns 2 (Birmingham & District League Division 5) Att: 8 h/c f&n

Far better than I expected. The home side took a surprise early lead, but were behind by the break, and one fancied second placed Old Horns to win with ease. But Rangers drew level with a well placed shot which the keeper watched as it went by, and although the visitors piled on late pressure, they couldn't find a winner. Apart from some very wayward finishing in the second half, this was of a very decent standard, was well refereed and played in a very sporting manner.

Rangers normally play at Londonderry Road Playing Fields, but a tip off from Fatboyfat sent me instead to Red House Park in Great Barr. It's a very pleasant Victorian park very close to the Scott Arms, and there were three games taking place this evening. No football furniture to be seen anywhere. The pleasure was shared with Cadburyhopper of Rushall, who was further down the pyramid than ever before, but lived to tell the tale. A good evening.


Dave 56
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Apr 20, 2017, 10:29 PM

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Cambridgeshire County League Premier Division @ Manor Road Hemingford Grey.


Hemingfords United 3 v 3 Fowlmere


Yet another pleasant village setting, this one with a thriving sports club. In addition to the main football pitch, which was roped off at both ends and along the nearside, there is a second pitch and cricket ground, as well as bowls, tennis and squash, all very busy tonight. Tea was available at 50p a cup and a complimentary chocolate biscuit.


The match was between two teams in the bottom four, both with real possibilities of going down. Hemingfords started the better but couldn't convert the pressure into goals and consequently Fowlmere grew in confidence and started to create chances of their own. However on 36 minutes the linesman saw something and called the referee over. As a result a Fowlmere player was sent off for using an elbow, although others with a clear view reckoned it was a slap. Finally, this brought the game to life and United scored on 42 minutes. This was the first of what was to be six goals in the next nineteen minutes (excluding half time).


Two minutes into the second half and the ten men were level, a lead they held only briefly before Hemingfords ran in two more in quick succession. It did appear to be game over then but Fowlmere fought hard scoring twice more, the last in the 61st minute to gain a valuable point.


Great entertainment and completion of this division for me. Several familiar faces in attendance. Crowd count by one of those present was 52. Free admission and no programme.




Bradshaw
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Apr 20, 2017, 11:10 PM

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Location: Stourbridge
Team(s): W.B.Albion, Black Country non-league

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Northern Premier Lge Premier Div
Halesowen T 0 Nantwich 0
Nantwich secured the final play off spot and scuppered Buxton's chances for another season. The game came to life only in the final half hour. Halesowen had upped their game but Nantwich always looked the more likely to break the deadlock. That the match remained goalless was due mainly to the performance of Dan Platt in the home goal. Stourbridge fans (plus their manager) among the 365 crowd will be grateful for Platt's wonderful fingertip save in the closing minutes to deny the Dabbers. The visitors also had two efforts kicked off the line as they desperately sought the three points which would have seen them leapfrog the Glassboys and take third place. Stourbridge host Nantwich in the final match on Saturday but will still need to win to prevent Workington, at home to Sutton Coldfield, stealing in to take third spot. Neither can Spennymoor afford to be complacent. If they slip up at home to Barwell they could well slip from second place. A thrilling finale is anticipated.


Yorks Amateur
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Apr 20, 2017, 11:22 PM

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Craven & District FA Cup Semi Final:

Sedbergh Wanderers 2 Waddington 2 (Sedbergh won 8-7 on pens)

Played at Settle United. Admission 2 (1 conc). A generous sized cup of coffee for 50p.

With no new grounds grabbing my attention, the main appeal of this game was that it featured two teams who I'd never seen before. One from Lancashire, the other from Cumbria, in a Yorkshire based cup!

I'd been to Settle once before, thirteen years ago. From memory, little has changed. A sturdy stone built dug out is the only pitch side furniture. The teams change in a wooden changing hut, with a permanent structure housing the toilets and tea hut.

The best of the football came in the first half. Waddington, of the East Lancs league, opened the scoring and in the speedy Luke Conti, they possessed a genuine goal threat. Sedbergh of the Westmoreland league equalised and somewhat against the run of play, took the lead at the interval. The second half wasn't as good as the first but was still watchable. Yet again, I missed a goal by going to the gents! Waddington had equalised and despite some near misses, the game finished at 2-2. The time was just after 8.05 (the Ref started at 6.21, when the scheduled kick off was 6.30) and this meant extra time!

As usual, there were no more goals, as both sides tired and the standard of play deteriorated. The gloaming had nearly ended when the additional 30 minutes waste of time as finally over. The game was to be decided on the day (now night) so a penalty shoot out commenced at 20:40!

Each team successfully converted 4/5 penalties. Some pens appeared to be saveable but given the rapidly disappearing light, neither keeper could be blamed. Sedbergh eventually prevailed (8-7) and will face Grassington in the final on this ground on May 12th.

Hopefully, the watching Craven FA officials will take note and now dispense with extra time and go straight to penalties. The end was borderline farcical, with the last penalty taken at 20:51.

Despite the ending, this was an overall enjoyable evening. Settle is a lovely little ground and it was very pleasant to walk around it after a day at work, with some fantastic Yorkshire scenery providing the backdrop and the sound of lambs bleating and birdsong providing the soundtrack. As usual, my Dad and Ian J were excellent company.


barcud-coch
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Apr 21, 2017, 12:35 AM

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Hay St Mary's 2 Orleton Colts 0

Forest Road: Hay Senior Cup Semi-Final

The Hay Senior Cup was first competed for in the 1921/22 season and the inaugural trophy was lifted by Hereford club St Martin's. Since then, the competition became a staple of the local football calendar over the decades, when other clubs in the area started to launch their own knock-out competitions. The Hay Senior Cup has been lifted by the likes of Brecon Corries, Fownhope, Hay St Mary's, Kington Town, Talgarth and Vale of Arrow, amongst others, but has not been competed for in recent years as the host club have risen through the Welsh pyramid and the league and other cup competitions took priority. But Hay St Mary's have re-introduced the Senior Cup this term and are playing the final next Sunday afternoon (3pm kick-off) on the same day as the Ron Ellis Cup final between Brecon Northcote and Talgarth Town (12 noon kick-off). The winners of this evening's semi-final would face Builth Wells after the Wyesiders required extra-time to beat Herefordshire County League club Ewyas Harold. Hay St Mary's completed their Spar Mid Wales League fixtures with a 1-0 defeat at Montgomery Town on Saturday and appear set to finish mid-table. Orleton Colts found themselves in fifth place in the Herefordshire County League Premier Division following a 2-2 draw at title-chasing Tenbury United on Tuesday night.

The Saints headed over over from fifth minute free-kick on the right before Ryan Davies gave the hosts the lead eight minutes later when he ran on to a through ball before sliding it past the Orleton Colts goalkeeper. The visitors responded when a Colts striker pulled a shot across the Hay St Mary's goal in the 19th minute. The opening period was rather attritional at times, with the Saints enjoying plenty of possession, but without creating many goal scoring opportunities in front of the Owls goal. The Saints nearly doubled their lead five minutes before the break when a cross was sliced by Adi Lawford and Jack Biggs deflected the ball just wide of the upright. The visitors then had a shot headed over the crossbar four minutes after the break when Hay St Mary's goalkeeper Jordan baker was rounded by an Orleton Colts forward. Brendan Hackett fired over the crossbar in the 52nd minute before the visitors went down the other end just a minute later as saw a fierce drive turned over the goal by baker. Hackett saw a 25 yard free-kick fly narrowly wide of the Owls' goal in the 67th minute before the visitors missed a couple of good opportunities. A deep-free kick into the Saints' penalty area was headed just over in the 76th minute before a shot was deflected just a couple of minutes later. Just when it seemed the single goal would decide the destiny of the match, the hosts doubled their lead in the 89th minute when Biggs finished off a neat pass from Hackett after a good move in the Colts' penalty area.

2016/17 Statistics
Goals: 749
Matches: 177.5
New Grounds: 25


timmy tabby
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Apr 21, 2017, 7:10 AM

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....A lesson in how not to 'manage a game'

Cray Valley PM 3 V 2 Dulwich Hamlet - London Senior Cup Semi Final
Prog 28 pages 1.00 - Admission 8.00 - Att 196 (plenty of 'vocal visiting fans in situ)

....Oh dear, you have to feel that Dulwich's season is to some extent unravelling (personally I hope that this assumption is incorrect). losing at home to Grays (how?) on Easter Monday has left them with an awkward trip to Wingate & Finchley on the final day of the league season, lose that and it is an away trip in the Play Off's. Coupled with this defeat in a competition where the final is at Champion Hill and would almost certainly guaranteed a four figure attendance and now will be watched by approximately 20% of that total. The word that springs to mind to categorise the visitors performance after half time is 'complacent' or as was overheard post match was that the team 'disappeared'.

Appreciate that with less than 48 hours before a much more important contest that the Dulwich team was not the strongest, peppered with players who required 'game time' but there was the experience of Ming, Akinyemi & Dumaka present plus Beaney and Clunis on the bench. Their first half display was far too good for a Cray Valley team that were sluggish. Two well taken goals gave Dulwich a commanding half time advantage. The first saw Dumaka latching onto a defence splitter of a pass from Akinyemi and finishing confidently past the advancing Carey. The second came courtesy of an awful pass from Gayle who clearly did not look to see what options were available and passed straight to Akinyemi who much like Dunaka before him strode forward purposefully to angle past Carey. If Dulwich had their shooting boots on then they would have been out of sight at half time but there was a number of rushed shots which ended up nearing neighbouring post codes,

This season have seen too many away teams accrue a first half two goal advantage and revert to 'managing the game' an aspect of the game which has no familiarity with the majority of this parish who grew up watching our beautiful game in the last century. Problem was that although Dulwich were initially adept at controlling the contest, it proceeded to fall apart and once in 'game managing' mode it was difficult to come away from this pattern of play.

As was the case in the first half, Dulwich's shooting was of the wayward variety and the hosts although prodding away were unable to make any indents which gave any impression that they were able to turn the contest around. This changed dramatically when with 16 minutes left McDonagh's run forward was not closed down by the visiting defence and he curled a wonderful effort away from Wilson's fingers and nestling in the far corner. From then on the pattern of the contest changed completely with the by then inevitable leveller arriving with 6 minutes left on the clock with Francis just finding sufficient space to place an effort into the far corner.

A period of extra time was required (our insider at the LFA - 'SuperKev', late of this parish confirmed that ET is on the agenda in the latter stages of this competition). Problem was for the visitors that initially they could not reverse the nature of their play and it was not surprising when Cray Valley took the lead just two minutes into the additional period when Rhule operating in very much a restricted space did very well to turn into a wider expanse and angle an excellent effort wide of Wilson and into the far corner. It was only in the latter stages of extra time that Dulwich collectively realised that they had to recreate their first half domination to salvage the contest. Plenty of instinctive blocks from Cray Valley defenders and a couple of goalmouth scrambles that came to nothing meant that Cray Valley held on for a win that at the end of the first half looked unlikely in the extreme.

Frequent visitor these days to Badgers Sports Ground and post match it is either a trot (far too old for sprinting) to catch an arriving Lewisham bound bus or a fifteen minute wait for the next service. On this occasion it was the latter, However, from there onwards the journey back was of the joined up variety and arrival back just as Thursday became Friday.....


Wiretown.Editor
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Apr 21, 2017, 8:57 AM

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Team(s): Warrington Town are #1, Stranraer, Matlock Town, Warrington Wolves

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Cheshire League JA Walton League One & Two Cup Final
Cheadle Town Reserves 0 Warrington Town Reserves 2 (@ Barnton FC)
Admission was 4/2 inc program
Hot drinks 1, pies and pasties 1.50, chips 1
Att. 140 appx.


A deserved win as we made all but one of the chances. CT chance would have given them the lead but a 35 yard volley struck the bar. We also hit the woodwork but lead with a good shot low to the left corner. It was settled in the second half when put through we rounded the Keeper and fired home.

First visit here since their Cheshire League days. Two additional sections of cover sit on opposite sides of the ground alongside the tidied up existing structures also opposite each other. The ground has been sort of enclosed but only with metal rail fencing. The far end was blocked off. Respectable following from Warrington for the second eleven.

Post match was back at Appleton Thorn Village Hall. Seven ales on offer five of which were unfamiliar to me. All in good nick as always at this fabulous real ale outlet where thirds were in order to appreciate the range.


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bluearmybob
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Apr 21, 2017, 10:51 AM

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Location: Ipswich.The Capital Town of Suffolk.
Team(s): Ipswich Town FC since April 11th 1966.Groundhopping since November 6th 2010

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A drive down to The Orchard. KO 7.45pm.


Southern Combination Challenge Cup Semi-Final.


BEDFONT & FELTHAM 1 (0) v (1) CAMBERLEY TOWN 1 (aet)


CAMBERLEY TOWN won 4-2 on pens.


Scorers.


Home. A Morgan (89)


Away. J Wilson (34)


Admission 4 including programme. Pin Badge 3. Attendance H/C 38.



GROUNDS VISITED.(317) NEW GROUNDS THIS SEASON 2017/18.(1)
GAMES THIS SEASON 2017/18.(3)
GAMES SINCE LAST 0-0. Ipswich Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers.07/03/17.(15) BEST RUN OF NOT SEEING A 0-0.(61)
LEAGUES COMPLETED. Championship.League 1.ECL Premier Division.
FOOTBALL SEEN IN:Bulgaria,Czech Republic,England,France,Greece,Holland,Scotland,Switzerland,Turkey & Wales.




jrev61
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Apr 21, 2017, 11:26 AM

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James King Blisworth 5 Kettering Nomads 0 (Northamptonshire Combination Premier Division Cup Final at Sileby Rangers)
Adm. 5 Prog. Free Att. 125 h/c

JK Blisworth have clinched the league and league cup double and still have the Northants Junior Cup Final v. Raunds to play.
They were always on top in this game, although the scoreline flatters them. Blisworth took the lead in the 3rd minute, through a bizarre own goal and led 3-0 at the break. They eased off in the 2nd half but still scored two goals. Nomads had several chances but poor finishing and good defending prevented them scoring.


paulh66
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Apr 21, 2017, 1:11 PM

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SWP Premier
Plymouth Parkway 0-3 Torpoint Athletic
Adm 5, prog 50p (from last month's postponed game, discounted from 1.50)

Late change in circumstances allowed me an extra day in Devon and, even though I'd originally assumed this game would be a meaningless end of season at an unremarkable venue, how wrong I was!

Very impressed with both the set up here, tucked away in a lovely corner of Bolitho Park, and the general atmosphere around the place. Has the feel of Loxwood, though the ground itself has a bit more character than that. Decent support too, typically 150-200 and averaging 236, and I'm sure they'd be an asset to the Western League Premier if they ever succeed in their aspirations to move up by securing a top three promotion spot.

That won't happen this season but it was still a surprise that they lost so convincingly tonight against their lower mid-table neighbours from across the Tamar. I was impressed with Torpoint, lively up front and solid at the back. Parkway had a good go at it after they went two down early in the second half but lacked that bit of quality in the final third, while Torpoint were a threat on the break, and a blistering 20 yarder that cannoned off the bar late in the game was merely a precursor for the eventual third deep into injury time.

A quirky little stand on one side, a smart covered terrace on the other and a clubhouse/kitchen/changing room block behind the near goal are the extent of the facilities. A concrete base next to the stand has been laid to increase seating capacity. But it's the little touches here and there that add to the character of the place - the palm plants in front of the clubhouse verandah, the lettering on the 'Bolitho Stand', splashes of the club's yellow and blue colours dotted about (and not just on the many scarf-wearing supporters) - as well as the beautiful setting itself.

A very enjoyable evening out. Back on the Devon Expressway five minutes after the full time whistle and thankfully back home without any hold ups via A38/M5/A303/M3/A3 in under four hours.


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scottsas
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Apr 21, 2017, 4:22 PM

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A friendly 10 mins from my house between newcomers for next season Glasgow East, to the Glasgow Colleges League (Saturday morning league), v existing league members Rosehill Utd, at Greenfield Astro in Shettleston, round the corner from the juniors ground.
Caged artificial pitch
Glasgow East 4-5 Rosehill Utd, 2-2 at HT, Rosehill got an 89' winner
Att peaked at 19, but 11 for most of second half


andy smith
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Apr 21, 2017, 7:45 PM

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Cambridgeshire County League Premier Division @ Manor Road Hemingford Grey.


Hemingfords United 3 v 3 Fowlmere


Yet another pleasant village setting, this one with a thriving sports club. In addition to the main football pitch, which was roped off at both ends and along the nearside, there is a second pitch and cricket ground, as well as bowls, tennis and squash, all very busy tonight. Tea was available at 50p a cup and a complimentary chocolate biscuit.


The match was between two teams in the bottom four, both with real possibilities of going down. Hemingfords started the better but couldn't convert the pressure into goals and consequently Fowlmere grew in confidence and started to create chances of their own. However on 36 minutes the linesman saw something and called the referee over. As a result a Fowlmere player was sent off for using an elbow, although others with a clear view reckoned it was a slap. Finally, this brought the game to life and United scored on 42 minutes. This was the first of what was to be six goals in the next nineteen minutes (excluding half time).


Two minutes into the second half and the ten men were level, a lead they held only briefly before Hemingfords ran in two more in quick succession. It did appear to be game over then but Fowlmere fought hard scoring twice more, the last in the 61st minute to gain a valuable point.


Great entertainment and completion of this division for me. Several familiar faces in attendance. Crowd count by one of those present was 52. Free admission and no programme.



Also at this game, have to agree a very competitive game providing some great entertainment....


Warwickian
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Apr 23, 2017, 6:38 PM

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Lynch Pin 4 Chalvey Sports 3
Hellenic League.Division Two.East

Lynch Pin play at Farnham Park,Farnham Royal just north of Slough.An unremarkable venue,lots of pitches and this one wasn't their normal pitch.As basic as it comes but the game more than made up for it.Lynch Pin were a goal up at halftime and then went onto be 3-0 up before the divisional champions woke up and pulled it back to 3-3.Lynch Pin weren't done though and scored the winning goal with five minutes to go.
As expected between local rivals the game was rather feisty at times but very entertaining for the 90 or so present including quite a few 'hopper' types!



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