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HertsHopper
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Aug 12, 2017, 9:18 PM

Posts: 18
Location: North Herts
Team(s): Hitchin Town

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KINGS LANGLEY 3 - HEREFORD FC 3
Southern Premier

Att:661
Admission £11
Tetley's Smooth £3.50

My first trip to Gaywood Park, which sits at the north end of the village and is slightly nearer to Apsley train station than it is to Kings Langley station. The London Midland service can be seen whizzing by from the ground.

Hard standing behind the south goal, concreate steps on one side and plastic seating on the side opposite the dugouts, with a dinky 20 seater stand behind the north goal. They opened up the training field for parking and refreshments and had a lively DJ on site for what felt like a cup final day.

Langley took the lead after just three minutes then sat back and said to the Bulls ''what have you got'' and the answer was not a lot and that's how the first half went.
Second half Hereford started better but Langley made it 2-0 after a great ball in from the right wing which the forward controlled and fired in low and hard.

It certainly is a funny old game as the visitors got three late, barely deserved goals and looked to have nicked it, only for a 95th minute equaliser to end this lively opener.


Phil21
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Aug 12, 2017, 9:22 PM

Posts: 145
Location: Sheffield, UK
Team(s): Sheffield FC, Stafford Rangers FC, Sheffield Wednesday FC,

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Championship

Sheffield Wednesday 1 Queens Park Rangers 1
Programme £3
ticket season ticket, I bought a three year deal when Wednesday annocued it and it was a good deal and this is 2nd of 3 of them years


KevinW
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Aug 12, 2017, 9:25 PM

Posts: 266
Location: Hampshire
Team(s): Crystal Palace

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Premier League
Selhurst Park Stadium – Official Attendance: 25,448

Crystal Palace (0) 0 ……… Huddersfield Town (2) 3


New systems take a bit of getting used to. I don’t think the Palace players have quite got the hang of Frank de Boer’s philosophy just yet, and maybe they never will – what a shambles.


Jim S
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Aug 12, 2017, 9:31 PM

Posts: 229
Location: Chorley
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Yes! Cheers mate.


oxpete
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Aug 12, 2017, 9:47 PM

Posts: 3058
Location: Oxford
Team(s): Pompey

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League Two
Grimsby Town 0 Coventry City 2

Entry: £18
Attendance: 6,767

Opted out of earlier considerations of Rochdale or Rotherham, and instead made the three hour journey from Bradford all the way to Cleethorpes to tick a ground that may be on its way to being replaced by another twenty-first century plastic bowl. And I'm glad I made the trip, because Blundell Park is a throw-back to the old days: creaking old buildings, crowbarred tightly into rows of Victorian terraces, and loads of passionate fans who obviously live in the local neighbourhood and support their local side.

And I was also taken by surprise with how pleasant a place Cleethorpes is on a warm and sunny August afternoon, with some good pints dug out of a couple of nearby pubs, and spectacular views of Spurn Head on the other bank of the Humber. Blundell Park is an attractive twenty minute walk north along the promenade, with a footbridge spanning the railway line just behind the football ground.

Unfortunately, it was the standard on the pitch that let the day down, particularly the controversy that surrounded Coventry's first goal. I got the feeling that the Grimsby players and fans had a right old sulk because of that, with Cov taking advantage and grabbing a second.

But other than that, it was a good day and a fine tick. I'd advise anyone who hasn't ticked Blundell Park yet to do their best to visit while they can.





acmold
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Aug 12, 2017, 9:47 PM

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Please James , you'll have Ashers accusing you of bullying.


I presume he was watching Headington go top of Division III, but probably found something wrong with the win. Watching a Brazilian and some bloke from a country I've never heard scoring a "super" goal on debut, must have seemed strange.



Eat 10 a day, you know it makes sense.

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royals26
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Aug 12, 2017, 9:50 PM

Posts: 5795
Location: Reading
Team(s): Reading

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 ... no wonder I got the old - "post you are attempting to access doesn't exist" message! Laugh

...anywho this is what I was trying to post ...

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Championship

MadStad

Royals 1-1 Cottagers

Att:
17.4 k-ish shade over 2k visitors

Match: Kalas red carded on 39s Shocked - difficult to see properly, from faraway and back row of ED Stand but looked like deliberate trip/haul back on Barrow as he wriggled clear of the challenge on the edge of the box.

Wrecked the game as a contest - Fulham subbed on another defensive player took off Kebano and put 9, or more at times, men behind the ball and defended resolutely.

We had neither guile, flair nor fortune to break them down/unlock them. In truth the longer the game went on, the more threatening they looked when they felt brave enough to break out - which they are well capable of at some pace.

We did deservedly based on possession take the lead around the hour - neat move for once resulting in quick ball across; laid off for Kelly to drive low into the corner.

One too many pfaffing around at the back moments (as we are so prone to Unsure) led to their goal in the last 10'.
A witless free-kick of ours, was driven sideways which Joey VdB tried to first time back to Mannone but merely scooped it straight into our former-loanee Piazon, who duly beat a slumbering Gunter to the ball and placed it under Vito for the equaliser. Mad

Probably a fair result, as the Red card was viewed by some (not just visitors) as harsh and we simply didn't do enough to warrant the three points.
It was frustrating as the game was in our complete grasp having taken the lead and but for one stupid feck up, we'd have taken a routine though very one-sided 1-0!

Even more galling was that few amongst the home fans could see quite why Stam had brought Joey on for Evans in the first place - sure George was tiring and is hardly the most energising of midfielders going forwards but Jaap had more offensive options off the bench. Admittedly VdB's first contribution was to win the ball that led to our goal Angelic but his introduction caused on the face of it an unnecessary change in formation.

Then again w/o the daft gift we subseqently presented them, no-one would have been griping about the odd subs & wasted opportunity - harrumph!

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Trevor P
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Aug 12, 2017, 9:59 PM

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Location: Dawlish
Team(s): Torquay United/Dawlish United

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SWAY 1
Liss Athletic 5
Hampshire Premier League, Senior Division
Att : c45
Admission : Free. Programme : No. Coffee : £0.50p
Jubilee Field Sports Ground, Station Road

Sunny afternoon in the New Forest and a game which saw the home side making the early running before falling away quite dramatically as Liss increasingly took charge.

Two straightforward penalties were awarded to the visitors after 33 & 36 minutes. In between them, there was what looked like an even more definite foul in the area, but that one got away! Mitchell Frost confidently fired home both spot kicks and the score remained 0-3 at the break.

Within seconds of the restart, a hopeful punt on the right from James Knight drifted towards the keeper who came out to gather it. Somehow, he tripped and watched from the ground as the ball looped over him and into the net. Seriously embarrassing! There was no let up from Liss as they continued to search for more goals. Next up was Josh Benfield who produced a terrific shot after 62 minutes to make it 0-4. A brief recovery came from Sway courtesy of yet another penalty which Ryan Brading put away, before Benfield was on hand once more with a close range drive about 10 minutes from time.

Newly promoted Sway were pipped by Liphook last week, but the manner of this defeat will have provided a bigger headache for the Manager!

The set-up here is neat & tidy with a brick clubhouse/dressing-room block behind the near goal, a small stand with 4 tiers of benched seating that might accommodate around 80 spectators at a squeeze and dugouts on the opposite side near a gap in the hedge leading to the cricket field where a match was taking place. Other features included a fully railed pitch in good nick, a concrete perimeter pathway and a good sized tarmac car-park with marked spaces. The ground is bordered by medium to quite large sized trees and is overlooked by a few houses behind the far end. The teams were written up on a white board which suited myself & fellow hopper Simon from Norwich who provided excellent company today.

There are apparently plans to enlarge the clubhouse and put in a proper bar. It's cans only at present. Not sure how receptive the cricketers might be to this plan as I think they have their own facilities. Would make sense to develop a co-operative project perhaps, but time will tell.

Pre-match pubs visited were both in Southampton. "Red Lion" (JDW) in Bitterne - Langham Best Bitter (4.5%) and the "Hop Inn" in nearby Woodmill Lane - Bowman Swift One (3.8%)


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rambler77
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Aug 12, 2017, 10:50 PM

Posts: 2348
Location: Braunstone, Leicester
Team(s): Oadby Town, Leicester City

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SOUTHWELL CITY DEVELOPMENT 2-1 KEYWORTH UNITED DEVELOPMENT
(NSL Division 2)
@ Centernary Sports Ground, Fiskerton Road, Brinkley, Notts

Adm / prog: none
Att: 19
Hot Drinks: £1

Caught up with Rob Hornby and we visited one of the new grounds / venues in the NSL this season. The venue is as expected basic, though no problem on a pleasant August afternoon.

The standard was typical for this division, though was more than watchable. Southwell took the lead on 33 minutes, and looked to have sewn the game up on 77 minutes, but within a minute Keyworth responded to make it 2-1.

50 photos of the venue and game can be viewed online @
http://rambler77.zenfolio.com/p1021075439



http://rambler77.zenfolio.com/


Nobody's Heroes
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Aug 12, 2017, 10:51 PM

Posts: 29
Location: Welsh Wales
Team(s): Sheffield United, CPD Porthmadog, Ross County

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Huws Gray Alliance League

CPD Porthmadog 2 Gresford Athletic 0

Y Traeth, Porthmadog

Attendance - 224 Admission - £5 Programme - £1.50

A solid opening day victory for the home side, helped by a large dose of over-zealous refereeing which saw the away side reduced to 9 men with 2 second half red cards.

Port missed a first half penalty, but goals on 64 and 91 minutes secured a valuable 3 points.

Y Traeth pitch looked as good as ever and provided a promising start for the home outfit in what will undoubtedly be a very competitive league.


jrev61
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Aug 12, 2017, 10:58 PM

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Maidenhead United 2 Hartlepool United 1 (Vanarama National League)
Adm. £15 Prog. £3 Team Sheet 20p Att. 1,491

Couldn't resist this fixture, due to the contrast in backgrounds and history of the two teams. I wish all grounds were so close to the station. My previous two visits were to see the Magpies play Eastbourne United and Truro City!
The match was a 12.30 kick off for BT Sport so I got home nice and early. No chance of a double as Holyport were away.
The part timers were always the better side. The prolific Dave Tarpey gave them the lead in the 33rd minute with a well taken goal, then added a second after the break. The monkey-hangers were gifted a penalty in the 87th minute slotted away by Amond. A few nervy minutes for the home side as Pools fought for a point they didn't deserve.
Ex-TNS manager Craig Harrison has now lost more league games than he did all last season. That's what happens when you play in a proper league!
Maidenhead will do well to hold onto Tarpey who was last season's top scorer and has 3 of their 4 goals this season.
Finally a gripe. Why is it so difficult getting from Paddington to Euston? It's about the same distance as Victoria, but you can get to Victoria 15 minutes after the train arrives at Euston. It takes up to 40 minutes to get to Paddington. With infrequent and slow trains that stop at Edgware Road for ages. A fast walker could do it quicker than that. It didn't help that one of the bits of the Central Line was closed today either, so I had to walk to and back from the wrong station as their were no signs saying it was closed.


aiwa
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Aug 12, 2017, 11:13 PM

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Maidenhead United 2 Hartlepool United 1 (Vanarama National League)
Adm. £15 Prog. £3 Team Sheet 20p Att. 1,491

Finally a gripe. Why is it so difficult getting from Paddington to Euston? It's about the same distance as Victoria, but you can get to Victoria 15 minutes after the train arrives at Euston. It takes up to 40 minutes to get to Paddington. With infrequent and slow trains that stop at Edgware Road for ages. A fast walker could do it quicker than that. It didn't help that one of the bits of the Central Line was closed today either, so I had to walk to and back from the wrong station as their were no signs saying it was closed.


The London Transport website says it takes 10 mins to get from Paddington to Euston SQUARE on the Circle Line (although there was a line closure today). Euston Sq is a three minute walk from Euston BR.


Loiner
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Aug 12, 2017, 11:39 PM

Posts: 2245
Location: North of the Aire
Team(s): None. A supporter of grassroots football

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West Riding County Amateur Division 1.
At University of Bradford Sports Park 4G, Laisteridge Lane, Bradford.
West Horton v Overthorpe Sports Club 2-1.
No costs!
The pitch is used for multiple sports, caged, but accessible. There is also a "cage" enclosing 4 allweather Tennis Courts.

West Horton have a good number of player from last season's Palastino FC who played in the now defunct Spen Valley League. In fact they were wearing Palastino FC kit.

The game livened up after a goalless first half when the home side scored on the hour. Overthorpe levelled ten minutes later, but West Horton managed another on 75' which turned out to be the clincher.


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Dr Love
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Aug 12, 2017, 11:41 PM

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Location: Berks.
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Llanidloes Town 3-2 Knighton Town
Mid-Wales League 1st Division


A game of two halves. The first was played in good weather, but not particularly entertaining. The key incident was the early sending off of the visiting keeper for kicking out at an opponent. Few chances at either end, just a penalty for the hosts (for the kick). Second half was the opposite. Poor weather, but an entertaining game. Knighton generally played the better football, twice equalising, but not maintaing parity for long. More chances all round and a winner which only just crept over the line.

Liked the ground, with decent covered seating on both sides. One of which has the clubhouse attached behind it. Hardstanding all round and floodlit. It's clearly well-cared for.


paulh66
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Aug 12, 2017, 11:53 PM

Posts: 15317
Location: Surrey
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, South Liverpool (the South will rise again), Cammell Laird

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SWP Premier
Falmouth Town 0-7 Tavistock
Att c120, adm £5, prog £1

A ground well-documented on here and well-photographed on the Internet. Quirkiness and character abound - don't think I've ever seen a ref lead the teams out from a door on the top row of the stand then walk them down the centre aisle to the pitch before - and its frayed edges simply add to the charm. It's a real blast from the past but sadly on borrowed time, this season supposedly its last, so get down to deepest Cornwall if you haven't been here already. But don't expect to get a pasty in the ground...burgers rule here. Criminal!

The game saw the visit of the champions, now minus their 53 goal hit man and their midfield creator who've apparently both moved to Plymouth Parkway. Falmouth's squad has undergone wholesale changes in the summer, many of the new boys joining from nearby Penryn as part of the player exodus that forced that club to quit this league's western division 1 a few weeks ago.

Despite the scoreline, I'm not entirely sure what to make of the two teams. Yes, one will be up there and one looks like it'll struggle, and Tavistock could play and were particularly ruthless as Falmouth caved in late on. But Falmouth had their moments in the first hour and I also overheard some of the locals remark that they've seen better opposition in this league, which kind of cemented the view I was coming to by that stage too. Who knows, but 7-0 does rather speak for itself.


Hornchurchspur
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Aug 13, 2017, 12:39 AM

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Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier
Long Melford 0 Thetford Town 2
Admission £7 (inc free programme) Attendance c75 (h/c)

A well deserved win for Thetford who started brightly and created a number of chances in the first half but got no closer than a shot that hit the bar. Soon after the break they took the lead when a well-worked move down the right was flicked home at the near post and five minutes later a similar move resulted in the second. Long Melford created little, their best chance being a free kick which was tipped over the bar, and all was lost when they had a player sent off following an off the ball clash just before the end.

Stoneylands is a very basic ground with just a small seating stand on the halfway line and some timber framed cover behind one of the goals. Nevertheless I was impressed to learn from the programme that Long Melford are celebrating their 150th anniversary this season which must make them one of the longest established clubs in East Anglia.


cherryhopper
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Aug 13, 2017, 1:04 AM

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Team(s): AFC Bournemouth, Verwood Town, Sunderland

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Great to see you posting again after all this time, Ostrich and to know that you're still with usCool. Anyway I was at:

West Bromwich Albion 1-0 AFC Bournemouth
Premier League
Attendance 25,011
Ticket £25 - Programme £3.50
Food - gave up queuing.

Cherries lose on Premier League opening day for the third successive season making next Saturday's match vs Watford crucial to avoid losing our opening two matches for a third successive PL season, especially with Man City and Arsenal to come in the following two matches. Cherries had lots of possession but barely a clear sight of goal. A set piece looked the only way West Brom would score and so it proved on 30 minutes when Josh King needlessly gave away a free kick on the right hand side which was floated in for new 6' 5" Egyptian signing Ahmed Hegazi to tower above the Cherries defence to head home what proved to be the winning goal.

No great changes to the Hawthorns since my last visit in 2012 except the scoreboard wasn't working and the old main stand, which must be the only one in the Premier League that is smaller than our stands at Dean Court, had the first verse of 'The Lord's My Shepherd' written twice across the back wall. I learned from a recent documentary on BBC Radio 5 Live that Albion fans started singing this song on the terraces when they became one of the first clubs to play a match on a Sunday, singing hymns as they guilt over not being at church - football fans must have been more God fearing back in those daysBlush.

My Cross Country train, which should have gone all the way back to Bournemouth, was terminated at Reading as there was no driver to take us the rest of the way home so hundreds of people had to pack onto the GWR three carriage service to Basingstoke and get a South West stopping service train from there. Train on way up was also crowded presumably due to people going to London via Reading and Paddington to avoid all the trouble at Waterloo this month.


lovin spoonful
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Aug 13, 2017, 1:22 AM

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LWC Drinks Cornwall Combination League:
WEST CORNWALL 4-3 HOLMAN SC (H/T 3-1)
Admission: Bucket collection
Attendance: 41

West Cornwall made their bow in the Cornwall Combination League with a 4-3 win over neighbouring Holman SC.
West Cornwall, based at Cornwall College in Pool, gained promotion from the Whirlwind Sports Trelawny League last season and started this match in great style, taking the lead with a superb lob after only 2 minutes. The home side made it 2-0 after 8 minutes after a shot rocketed off the post leaving the forward to tap home from close range.
The fast pace then slowed considerably but not enough as Holmans came more and more into the game and had the ball in the net but was ruled out for offside.
After half an hour the score became 3-0 and West Cornwall (I wish they had a nickname for ease!) seemed home and dry. The visitors pulled one back after 35 minutes and there was no more excitement in the first half.
The glorious sunshine continued in the second period and six minutes in, the gulf was put back to three goals as the homesters scored a fourth. Both teams went close: WC hit the bar with a fine volley but the visitors pulled another back from the spot after 65 to keep a competitive edge to the match.
After 76 minutes a Holmans free kick was slammed into the defensive wall. A high hit and hoope cross was flicked overhead by the striker and into the net for 4-3.
West Cornwall were awarded a penalty following a foul and had the chance to make the game comfortable. But they failed badly and the ball ended up in the trees having being sent wide of the mark.
Nevertheless, despite a minor scuffle which only warranted a talking to from referee Luke Wilkes, the home side held the momentum and their nerve to gain three points and a winning start to their senior league career.
West Cornwall's pitch is located at the back of Cornwall College on Trevenson Road in Pool. For people who like to watch the game from the vantage point of their car this is one that won't be possible. Parking in the car park of the college and taking a walk through the ground will bring you to the grass pitch behind the 3G. The ground has had a few alterations from before due to the new status of the club. There are two concrete dugouts on the far side of the pitch and a simple post and rope border around the length of both sides. The old wooden structures on the near side are still there but a concrete base in between them would appear to show signs of maybe a stand in the process. Maybe a revisit later in the season will see something else new!


Ronsdog
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Aug 13, 2017, 1:22 AM

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Isthmian Premier

Leatherhead 2-1 Lowestoft

Att 305 (30 visitors) Admission £10 Prog £2

A great start for Sammy Moore on his player/manager debut for the Tanners.

The pace of Kandi and the poaching instincts of Jack Midson, scorer of Levreds pair, did for the visitors. The ex-Wimbledon striker could well have bagged the match day ball had he not spurned the many chances that the Suffolk side presented him. The Lowestoft central pairing of Jarvis and recent signing Leacock (ex-Derby), looked sluggish from the off and were exposed as early as 6th minute when Midson sped between them to collect Kandis through ball and finish.

Dudzinski was clearly the busier of the two keepers and pulled off a couple of fine stops to not concede further before the break. Much the same followed in the second period and Midson doubled his tally on 78 mins as he gratefully put away the chance presented to him by Lowestofts chaotic defending.

The visitors grabbed a consolation at the death when dead ball specialist Adam Smith floated in a free kick from the edge of the area.
He picked out Cole perfectly, who rose to head past Oualah.

Fetcham Grove is a one of the Isthmians most delightfully picturesque venues and together with the locals usual cordial banter it's always worth a visit. Hoping for a better outcome though when we return next month to do battle with the tenants Kingstonian.


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pinewoodste
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Aug 13, 2017, 1:27 AM

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By 09:00 the blue sky had gone & was now replaced by cloud & just before my departure there was some light rain. I drove to Colchester railway station arriving at 10:23 & the board advised the 09:30 & 10:03 were delayed. Apparently it was due to points failure. Luckily the 10:33 which I caught was only a few mins late. Arriving in London I popped into the British Library. I then caught the train to Kings Langley station where posters were up for Saturdays game. I came here towards the end of last season but the game was postponed.


Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division
Kings Langley 3 (2, 51 & 94+)
Hereford 3 (77, 79 & 88)
KO: 15:00 Att: 661 (announced) Cost: £11 Progs available


Venue: Gaywood Park, Hempstead Road, Kings Langley
3 floodlight poles each side. Hardstanding all round. Fully railed with infill. Behind near goal is grass area & behind 6ft green wooden fence is the 2nd pitch. The small clubhouse is to the side of this pitch looking down. On the grass was an ice cream van along with food & drink places under parasols. It looked well organised. Beyond are trees. Near side has in one half 3 rows of terracing. The remainder of this half has 1 row of terracing. Behind most of it is gravel banking & a small area has grass banking. At the top it levels out & in corner are temporary looking green buildings. In other half is scaffold strewn covered stand with 5 rows of faded red seats & some blue seats. From 6yd box to 18yd box are 2 rows of terracing. Above & in corner the vegetation has been cut down. At back along this side are bushes & trees. Other side has a covered Atcost stand in each half by the half-way line. Both have 5 rows of terracing. Either side are grass areas with trees both sides & bushes far side. Down through the vegetation behind the fence is a river. I did see a boat on it. Across the river are industrial units & trees. The railway line also runs along this side but can be seen better behind far goal. Behind far goal is grass area. Directly behind goal is a tiny covered Atcost stand with 5 rows of seats. In front of the fence are bushes & trees. Behind it is a meadow.


Plenty of work being done on the ground & nice to see some new terracing being installed rather than the flat hardstanding.


Match:
Mostly cloudy, brief warm sunny spells along with cool spells & a breeze at times.
Within a minute HER had a corner which was going in but it was cleared off the line. The 1st half wasn't very good with KL often just kicking the ball upfield. HER dominated possession but literally did nothing. On 18mins KL player got kicked in the face & had to go off injured. A lot of abuse by HER fans around me which was blue & a local old bloke told a guy to cool it & at various times HER fan threatened he'd be beaten up although not to his face but he must have heard it. They then started on the gk who tapped is own rather large stomach. Nowhere near as big as the 'pregnant' bloke dishing out the abuse. Before play re-started the KL gk went down & this may have been a missile thrown by a HER fan by the reaction although it may have just been an injury. The gk certainly could timewaste. On 42mins another punt upfield saw the HER gk rush out & head the ball away straight to a KL player who didn't shoot but chose to pass & the shot was blocked on the line. The board showed 6mins of injury time. On 46+mins HER had their only shot of the half which the gk saved but was fortunate that it then hit the post. The whistle blew for h/t at 51:19. Shots 3-1. As the players left the field KL official had a go at the ref & this was followed by a HER player.


2nd half saw HER again dominate possession. I was over the other side this half. KL added a 2nd goal. On 59mins HER blazed a close range shot over. KL broke quickly on 65mins but shot was poor. After 74mins HER had managed just 2 shots. HER pulled a goal back & 115 seconds later a long throw was headed in to the delight of their fans. A minute later a bad tackle by KL player saw play continue with a shot but no action was taken by the ref. KL broke again on 87mins & gk saved the shot with his legs. A minute later HER fans went wild when an amazing comeback was complete with the gk rounded & shot in to the empty net. Near the half-way line on 94+mins KL player hoofed the ball into the penalty area & player headed it across goal & from 6 yards out KL headed in the equaliser to complete another remarkable twist. There was still time for a possible winner when on 96+mins HER shot low & the ball hit the post & then the ref blew for f/t at 51:29. Shots 5-8.


Amazing game which I did enjoy in the end.


It was then back to the station & then onto game 2.


pinewoodste
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Aug 13, 2017, 1:49 AM

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I then got off the train at White Hart Lane station as I made my way to Haringey Borough. I'd looked at the ground in July but my only game here was in Sep 2001.


CONIFA - Niamh Challenge Cup
Barawa (Somalia) 2 (28 & 85)
Ellan Vannin (Isle of Man) 6 (5, 6, 9, 43, 46+ & 48)
KO: 19:45 Att: 56 h/c Cost: Free Saw no progs


Venue: Haringey Borough FC, Coles Park Stadium, White Hart Lane, Tottenham
Drama before the game as a little kid appeared to have fallen from the approx. 12ft high stand landing on the concrete. The IOM physio was checking him over & was then being advised what to do over the phone. Within 10mins a paramedic arrived & then a further 10mins later the ambulance arrived. There was a slight delay at the start due to repair of one of the nets.


Match: This was game 2 of 3 in the tournament as on Wednesday Barawa beat Chagos 3-0. The last game is Sunday at 15:00 also at HB.
Before the game IOM had a lion mascot but then changed into normal gear for the game. They had a handful of fans.
The sun soon went down helped by some clouds. Mildish in 1st half but a bit cooler in 2nd half. Odd spot of rain in 2nd half.
I'd read on a forum that IOM would win both games by a lot. Although within 90 seconds BAR had a shot saved by the gk & a clearance off the line. IOM scored a tap in after gk saved the original shot. 71 seconds later they scored a 2nd. 172 seconds later a header made it 3 so perhaps it was going to be a rout. On 13mins a header was headed off the line & on 18mins the gk made a save. BAR player made an impressive solo run but lost the ball but another player got it & slotted home for a goal. On 37mins IOM shot just over before gk kept out a free kick. 2 late goals in 145 seconds sealed the game with the 2nd one a powerful low 25yd free kick. Shots 6-17.


The DJ played some Somali ? music & everyone was ready to start 2nd half except for the BAR gk. After quite a few mins the ref again tried to hurry them up & eventually a different gk was used. Apparently the one in the 1st half was injured. A 6th goal was soon added but IOM then declared as BAR took over having numerous shots. On 72mins a shot went just over & then a minute later a cross was blasted too hard & the diverted shot couldn't be controlled but it went over. The gk kept out a free kick on 82mins. BAR deservedly added a 2nd although DJ thought it was 3-6. During this half he was trying to get the crowd to chant BAR & also Luka ? IOM then hit the post on 87mins. On 92+ they broke with 2 v gk but shot was saved by the gk. Still play continued & on 94+ it was 2 v 1 & this time pass was made but again gk saved the shot. The ref blew for f/t after 51:58. Shots 13-7.


I won't be at the game tomorrow. Afterwards the DJ carried on playing the music & also started singing & the Somali women came down from the stand cheerfully dancing.


I then made my way back for what had been an eventful day.


Windy
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Aug 13, 2017, 6:15 AM

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Evostik Southern League Division 1 West - Cirencester Town 0 Taunton Town 2 - Admission £10 - Programme £2 - Attendance 212

Dropped my son off at Watford to see his beloved Liverpool nice and early for their lunchtime kick off so I headed down the M4 and had originally decided on going to Larkhall, but when I saw the sign for Cirencester, I suddenly had a change of heart. Wrong choice !!!!!!

Hearing that the Larkhall v Evesham had ended as an exciting 2-2 was just what I didn't want to hear after witnessing a pretty uneventful afternoon at the Corinthium stadium.

Two goals from Lewis Powell in the 12th and 75th minutes gave the visitors the points, with Cirencester looking a poor side to me with plenty of new signings who obviously haven't gelled yet. Add the new pitch, a 3G, which I hadn't realised about until I was at the ground, and I regretted my choice almost straight away. The home side lost sub Aidan Bennett to a late red card for a rash challenge that led to a bit of a scuffle.

For the future, I must try harder to avoid these 3G pitches until mid winter and only visit them as a last resort after now seeing three of my six matches this season on this wretched surface.


Trevor P
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Aug 13, 2017, 6:53 AM

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SWAY 1
Liss Athletic 5
Hampshire Premier League, Senior Division
Att : c45
Admission : Free. Programme : No. Coffee : £0.50p
Jubilee Field Sports Ground, Station Road

Sunny afternoon in the New Forest and a game which saw the home side making the early running before falling away quite dramatically as Liss increasingly took charge.

Two straightforward penalties were awarded to the visitors after 33 & 36 minutes. In between them, there was what looked like an even more definite foul in the area, but that one got away! Mitchell Frost confidently fired home both spot kicks and the score remained 0-3 at the break.

Sorry about the typo. Should have read "0-2 at the break"


FulhamDave
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Aug 13, 2017, 8:56 AM

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Team(s): Fulham, Staines Town

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... no wonder I got the old - "post you are attempting to access doesn't exist" message! Laugh

...anywho this is what I was trying to post ...

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Championship

MadStad

Royals 1-1 Cottagers

Att:
17.4 k-ish shade over 2k visitors

Match: Kalas red carded on 39s Shocked - difficult to see properly, from faraway and back row of ED Stand but looked like deliberate trip/haul back on Barrow as he wriggled clear of the challenge on the edge of the box.

Wrecked the game as a contest - Fulham subbed on another defensive player took off Kebano and put 9, or more at times, men behind the ball and defended resolutely.

We had neither guile, flair nor fortune to break them down/unlock them. In truth the longer the game went on, the more threatening they looked when they felt brave enough to break out - which they are well capable of at some pace.

We did deservedly based on possession take the lead around the hour - neat move for once resulting in quick ball across; laid off for Kelly to drive low into the corner.

One too many pfaffing around at the back moments (as we are so prone to Unsure) led to their goal in the last 10'.
A witless free-kick of ours, was driven sideways which Joey VdB tried to first time back to Mannone but merely scooped it straight into our former-loanee Piazon, who duly beat a slumbering Gunter to the ball and placed it under Vito for the equaliser. Mad

Probably a fair result, as the Red card was viewed by some (not just visitors) as harsh and we simply didn't do enough to warrant the three points.
It was frustrating as the game was in our complete grasp having taken the lead and but for one stupid feck up, we'd have taken a routine though very one-sided 1-0!

Even more galling was that few amongst the home fans could see quite why Stam had brought Joey on for Evans in the first place - sure George was tiring and is hardly the most energising of midfielders going forwards but Jaap had more offensive options off the bench. Admittedly VdB's first contribution was to win the ball that led to our goal Angelic but his introduction caused on the face of it an unnecessary change in formation.

Then again w/o the daft gift we subseqently presented them, no-one would have been griping about the odd subs & wasted opportunity - harrumph!



Decided against going to Madejski for the 4th time in 8 months. Don’t like the ground personally and decided to do the match between 2 teams I’d never seen play before.

Moneyfields 2-1 Kempston Rovers, Moneyfield Park, Southern 1 East. Att 112

Admission £8, programmes sold out by 14:45 much to the consternation of guy in front of me

A 20 minute walk from Hilsea station for a ground I’d seen umpteen times from the railway but never managed to do.

There were a number of early niggles between both sides with the visiting supporters complaining about Moneyfields heavy handed tactics. I thought however that was just the usual biased nature of supporters and didn’t think anything was untoward. Moneyfields went ahead on 9 minutes and scored a second on 37 – a free header from a corner. Shortly after that it all started – following a tackle the KR left back lashed out and got a deserved red card. A minute or so later a stupid booking for mouthing at the referee was quickly followed by a poor tackle by the same player. Half time 2-0 and on red cards 0-2. Kempston had totally lost their discipline and the half time whistle couldn’t come soon enough.

11 v 9 then for second half and assumed there would be a few more goals but Moneyfields didn’t seem to know how to play against 9 men. On the hour mark a poor back pass put the keeper in trouble allowing the deficit to be reduced and Kempston were looking just as likely to score as the home side.

With 15 to go the score was 2-1 and Moneyfields pulled one back in the red card stakes and only then did they play more sensibly just keeping possession and passing the ball around. Even so there were chances to equalise.

Ground – probably well known to many on here. Stand tucked away along touchtime right in the corner cannot give a good view at all. Small bit of shallow cover along same side and that’s about it. Excellent for trainspotters – only the one ball went over the netting at the railway end.


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Turbine View
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Aug 13, 2017, 9:08 AM

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Team(s): Cromer Town, Sheringham, Norwich City, Runton Utd.

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Wilts Senior League Ludgershall Sports (2) 3 Royal Wooton Bassett Dev. (0) 0 Att 24hc f&n No Refreshments (although there was a non functioning tea hut) also a social club, also closed which explains why pubs in town seemed to be busy).
Routine opening day win for hosts who were stroonger in all areas. 15 yr old stroppy no. 9 sent off for W.B. whose attitude that off a highly strung teenager put in 2 bad tackles in 5 2nd half mins 2nd of which earned a red, which instiled a dugout melee in an otherwise peaceful 90 odd mins. the youth of today... Unsure



Have no Plan A and apply it rigidly..

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