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Wednesday 11th October 2017

 



Dave 56
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Oct 11, 2017, 9:12 PM

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ISFA Cup 2nd Round KO 14:15 (F&N). @ Quinitin Hogg Memorial Ground . Crowd 10.


Latymer Upper 8 v 2 Shrewsbury


The memorial ground is owned and used by Westminster University, it's a 10 minute walk from Chiswick station. No football furniture and a pitch of a lower standard than in most ISFA games with some undulations. Ideal for plane spotters though as it is on the Heathrow flight path.


Shrewsbury were semi finalists last year but today were outclassed from the start. A strong wind blew straight down the pitch but Upper failed to test the visiting keeper. Latymer were clearly the better side, scoring twice before the visitors pulled a goal back only to concede again almost immediately.


Three penalties in the second half, two for the visitors, the first lead to the sending off of home defender for pulling back an opposition striker. 6-1 down the home side scored again but the visitors numerical advantage ensured they added two more before the final whistle.


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cherryhopper
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Oct 11, 2017, 10:58 PM

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FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round replay
Christchurch 1-0 Westbury United
Attendance 153
Admission £6 - Programme £1.50

After a tedious first half when the tie had 0-0 AET written all over it Christchurch began to turn the screw in the second half and with just over an hour played they took a deserved lead, that's if you think they deserved this rematch after losing the original tie 5-2, Kieron Douglas meeting a corner at the far post heading the ball into the ground with the bounce beating the keeper. After going behind Westbury had a short spell of pressure with home keeper Max Frampton being called into action to make a superb save but after weathering that storm it wasn't until the final few minutes that the visitors showed some more urgency. Frampton kept them out again taking a knock in the process of collecting the ball after a frantic melee in the six yard box, then in injury time the visitors almost forced extra time when they hit the angle of post and crossbar. But Priory survived and will now meet Wessex 1 rivals US Portsmouth in the 1st round proper.


Dribble!
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Oct 11, 2017, 11:00 PM

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Long Melford 0 Ipswich Town XI 2
Suffolk Premier Cup,
Stoneylands

Admission: £7
Programme: Free with admission
Attendance: 200 plus h/c


A revisit but obvious some work had been done since my last visit, with the club house much improved.

Bumper crowd for the cup game, Ipswich team that was all Under 18, less Monty Patterson, whose next competitive game will probably be the NZ v Peru World Cup play off game - slightly different level of football!

Long Melford also had a great display of their club history on show in the club house.

First half was quite even, but the home team started the second half better but against the run of play, Ipswich produced the best move of the match, which resulted with an easy tap in. Ipswich then took control and got a second from the penalty sport- our NZ striker, Patterson, who was our only over age player getting the goal.



Last New Ground: Norwich CBS , Games in 2017-18 Season = 38: New Grounds this Season = 19

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Digdagdog
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Oct 11, 2017, 11:03 PM

Posts: 494
Location: Wiltshire
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Representative Match
Oakfield Stadium
Western League XI 2 Football Association XI 2
Admission: £3 Programme: 50p Attendance: 532

It's the 125th anniversary of the formation of the WL this year and this was part of those celebrations. This was basically a Step 5 WL team versus a Step 4 FA team. Melksham's ex-manager Darren Perrin managed the WL team and Paul Fairclough the FA team, who played in full England away kit (the red shirt).
The WL team drew players from Melksham, Bradford, Chipping Sodbury, Bitton, Odd Down, Clevedon, Willand and Cribbs.
The FA team drew players from Gosport, Salisbury, Dorchester, Wimborne, Winchester, Basingstoke, Larkhall and Mangotsfield.
The place was buzzing with various fans from the parent clubs and several managers and it was a really good atmosphere.
The game was also entertaining - The FA team had a tall, strong back four and the WL team tore into them with two short but skillful strikers in the two Dans, Demkiv (Melksham) and Cottle (Bradford) and blew them apart both scoring excellent goals after 16 and 23. The FA team offered very little in attack and were well shackled in attack and midfield. WL played some wonderful one touch stuff to watch. HT 2-0.
2nd half was much more even although the FA team were still restricted to long range shots. I think that extra level of fitness told as they applied more and more pressure and the dam was breached in the 80th minute and then blown open after 83 with the equaliser.
Still time for WL to have a stinging shot well saved but probably a fair result in the end. The Step 5 team were excellent and did their clubs (and the League) proud.
A very good evening out.



2016-17 Games: 109 Goals: 446 GPG: 4.09 New Grounds: 74
2017-18 Games: 52 Goals: 234 GPG: 4.50 New Grounds: 39




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barcud-coch
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Oct 11, 2017, 11:23 PM

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Bromyard Town 2 Cinderford Town 5

Delahay Meadow: Midland Floodlit Youth League Southern Division

This was first visit to the ground this term for a competitive fixture after having seen the first team entertain Tividale here in a pre-season encounter back in July. This evening's teams occupied the bottom two places in the Southern Division and so both would both look upon this as an opportunity to claim a rare league victory. Bromyard Town were bottom of the table but earned their first victory of the campaign courtesy of a 3-2 League Cup win at Barnsley WMA last time out. The Foresters were one place above their hosts before kick-off but suffered a 4-0 home reverse at the hands of Pegasus Juniors last week.

Cinderford Town opened the scoring when a 33rd minute scoring was opened from close range before they doubled their advantage from the penalty spot six minutes later. The home goalkeeper was shown a red card for reckless play during the foul committed that led to the award of the spot kick. The Foresters extended their advantage when the replacement goalkeeper for Bromyard Town was adjudged to have dropped a corner over the line. The hosts were reduced to nine men, just two minutes later, when one of their forwards was shown a red card from a head butt on the visitor's custodian. Cinderford Town extended their lead in the 58th minute, after pouncing on a mistake in the home defence, which eventually lead to a cross from the right successfully converted. the Delahay Meadow youngsters pulled a goal back in the 70th minute, courtesy of a well-struck 25 yard half volley, before the visitors regained their foul-goal advantage two minutes later when a misskick by a Cinderford Town forward deceived the home goalkeeper. The Herefordshire club concluded the scoring in the 78th minute when a Bromyard Town forward latched on to a through ball and fired his shot emphatically past the Foresters' custodian.

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Matches: 68
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Loiner
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Oct 11, 2017, 11:33 PM

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BUCS Women's Premier North. The local Men's 1st teams were all away!
Leeds Beckett v Northumbria 2-3.

A pitch bonus at Headingley Campus as the match was switched to the one inside the Athletic Track Rope down the near side. This pitch has been used for Rugby in recent years, but they appear to be rotating use. Another bonus was that there is a Pavilion with a veranda which helped shelter from the wind and squally rain.
The visitors went ahead in the first minute and were two up by the half hour. Beckett pulled one back on the hour and equalised with a penalty four minutes later. It was end to end from then on With Nothumbria's winner coming in the final minute.


paulh66
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Oct 12, 2017, 1:44 AM

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Notts Senior Cup Round 1
Ollerton Town 3-1 Arnold Town
Att 84
Adm inc very tidy prog £5
Excellent pie, peas and gravy £2.50

Maybe I'm on a lucky streak but the county cup games I've attended over the last season or so have rarely disappointed. This NCEL v EMCL clash between two step 6 sides was no different. I was impressed with Ollerton's style of football, the nippy front three causing Arnold all sorts of problems, and they were well worth the win. How we reached the hour mark still at 0-0 is testimony to frantic defending and fine goalkeeping by the visitors, plus at times a lack of composure by the Ollerton lads.

They finally broke the deadlock with two quick fire goals just after the hour but, after Ollerton went down to ten men due to an injury, Arnold briefly threatened the most unlikely of comebacks. As it was, Ollerton banged in a third on 90 before Arnold finally grabbed an injury time consolation. So 3-1 it finished but it could have been at least double that.

A basic venue but I really liked it, looks and feels like a proper club, even without a clubhouse. Plenty of parking, entrance is by the corner, after which a few sharp turns through a warren of temporary fencing brings you to the cosy tea bar. On reaching pitch side, to your right, running behind the goal, is a decent stretch of brick built cover with the club's name in the fascia, and to your left, along the touchline, is a home made stand. These are the only two sides accessible to spectators, though the pitch is railed on all four sides. Quite a few red and black woolly hats on display this evening so they obviously do the merchandise too.

Tortuous journey up meant only the briefest of pre-match stops at the Olde Red Lion, situated five minutes drive from the ground in the neighbouring village of Wellow. The huge maypole on the village green outside was more impressive than the rather average beer.

No major hold ups coming home but two stretches of single lane traffic through the interminable works on the M1 in Northants tested the patience a little.


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timmy tabby
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Oct 12, 2017, 6:30 AM

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......To conclude a midweek set of contests which were in effect short deviations from the journey home from w**k, the 7th trip thus far to Parkside for....

Grays Athletic 1 v 3 Potters Bar Town - Isthmian League Division 1 (North)
Prog 60 pages £2.00 - Admission £10.00 - Att 142

....Painful viewing for those of a Grays Ath persuasion and early season optimism has almost completely disappeared. There is a budget present as the likes of Glenn Poole, Jamie Slabber (both on the bench on this occasion) and Kieran Bishop do not play for the fun of it, Problem was that there was such a disjointed feel to the display and meant that a relatively ordinary PBT team who are surely destined to mid table mediocrity picked up an easy three points.

Could have been so different as the hosts were out of the traps in the opening minutes in a positive manner. A 20 yard drive from Bishop skimmed off the surface beat Laurencin in the PBT goal but bounced back off the post. Early Grays pressure was rewarded when a good low cross from Momsheju was turned onto by Brown locating a modicum of space and he angled a shot across Laurencin into the far corner, Time to use the correct parlance 'to push on'.

Clearly not the case as a succession of poor passes, uncoordinated moves let PBT back into the contest and after several occasions when an equaliser looked likely, the visitors levelled when a free kick from Lomas was half taken by the increasingly intense wind curled around all and found the far corner beyond a barely sighted Johnson. In the following minutes, Johnson kept Grays level with several good saves, but this was undone when Fowler decided to clip the heels of Casey as he was entering the penalty area and the man in black after a slightly longer than anticipated deliberation pointed to the spot and the bulky form of Murray showed that despite rotundness he could take a very good penalty wide of Johnson's fingers.

The second half was actually completely forgettable on the pitch after PBT had increased their lead with a corner from Lomas on the left was met by Casey and although Cross thought he had cleared the shot off the line, it was adjudged to have crossed the line. After this, the visitors were able to ensure without difficulty that Grays were unable to pull a goal back and the remainder of the contest disappeared into the footballing ether of forgotten. Please let there be a more interesting destination than Grays v Bowers next Wednesday.

Decided to join Mr Druryszki and view from the stand on the far side which offers more elevation and also shows the main stand, bar area in all its architectural glory. However, during the second half we had what was best described as a squall as for a short period it poured down and the wind blew the rain horizontally into the stand and for a minute or so it was like being under a cold shower at home.

The evening did not improve with 25 minutes to kill in the vicinity of Rainham Station, the question was has The Phoenix improved it's ale selection to justify it's continued inclusion in the GBG?? Answer a big resounding no with the most adventurous being a dreary Doombar, closely followed by Abbott and Directors.

An evening out which will be forgotten hopefully later on today...........


prorege
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Oct 12, 2017, 7:55 AM

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Umbro Quadrangular Tournament (2pm KO)
Scottish Junior FA v Northern Ireland, 2-2, H.T. 1-0, Att c.150, Admission £4, No programme issued, Bridie and Coffee £1.50
At McKenna Park (St Anthony’s FC)

After a hiatus of several years the Junior Quadrangular returned in all its glory. Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man have assembled in Glasgow to take part in this inmportant tournament / allow the blazers to have a piss up at their Associations expense (delete as appropriate).

Certainly the paying public are not regarded as a priority. Saturday’s Junior card in the West has been cancelled – supposedly to encourage people to go along and support Scotland in their final game of the tournament, at Pollok. 2.30 Kick Offs on a Wednesday afternoon are unlikely to attract any but the retired, self-employed, unemployed or work-shy. Choosing a venue like St Anthony’s with minimal spectator facilities was another slap in the pus. Why are the Ants hosting two of the six games? Might be something to do with their Chairman being President of the SJFA.

In the event around 150 souls assembled for the entertainment. The morning’s torrential rain would have put some off but thankfully it abated shortly before kick off. No tannoy announcements, so identifying the teams was a mystery unless you got one of the SJFA team lists (listing the Scotland team only).

The match was actually quite entertaining. Scotland took the lead after 7 minutes and doubled their advantage after half time. Then, in typical Scotland style, they threw it away by conceding two goals in the closing 20 minutes. The referee, from the Isle of Man, was well out of his depth and the Irish would have just cause for concern as several studs-up, knee-high challenges from the Scots went unpunished. Wilson and McCann scored for Scotland; Campbell scored twice for Ireland.

No programme issued for the match or the tournament. Pie stall was open and the bridies were fine. Many will have been to McKenna Park – flat standing all round with one raised step on the north side. No cover, and a constant drone of traffic from the M8. Miserable venue.

Goals here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mdBZqmLG-U&feature=youtu.be

The other game ended Republic of Ireland 3 Isle of Man 2 at Cambuslang.


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Tim
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Oct 12, 2017, 8:56 AM

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University of Gloucestershire II 0 Cardiff University IV 4 (BUCS Western 4B) Att: 10 h/c f&n

First game of the season for both, but it proved to be a pretty good game. The visitors were always in control, scored early then added two in quick succession right on half time. Job done, and they kept Gloucestershire at bay throughout a more even second half. The new home for this lot is a brand new 3G at Oxstalls Sports Centre, also known as Gloucester Academy and/or Plock Court; it adjoins Gala Wilton's ground. There is a fair bit of money being spent at this venue, with three 3Gs under construction - presumably university funding is involved here. The only downside to the afternoon was the constant drizzle.

Charlton Rovers 3 Quedgeley Wanderers 1 (Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Reg Davis Memorial Cup Final) Att: 82 h/c

A first trip of the season to Kayte Lane for my first ever Reg Davis Cup Final, despite having seen countless first and second round games over the last twenty years. The first ten minutes was good, during which Rovers took the lead, but the rest was forgettable stuff, other than Quedgeley's goal, a wonderful strike from some distance. The best team won. Admission was three quid including a decent programme, and good company was to be had with Rhyd and Big Phil. First Bovril of the season, and as ever, Socca Snax did the business.


pokal02
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Oct 12, 2017, 9:07 AM

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Wednesfield 2-0 Wyrley
JW Hunt Cup
Att h/c 41 Adm £5 Prog No Coffee £1


Wednesfield generally the better side, curled a free kick into the left hand corne on 22 mins and had a few other chances. For the second night running for me, a highly dubious early 2nd half pen was the clincher - given for handball when the ball appeared to be struck against a defender's chest. Wyrley, considering they hAD lost 9-0 at home on Sat against a team one division lower than Wednesfield, weren't too bad and kept trying although they suffered a late dismissal when their No 10 appeared to raise an arm to the home keeper.

Not sure why there is/was a problem with this ground at Step 6 - hard standing all round, 120-seat wooden bench covered stand, lights pitch
rail & car parking all OK. The ground has some character too. Tea hut & bar are at opposite end to the entrance.

More traffic going up than last night @ Haughmond so didn't arrive till 7:05. Having made up my own diversion on Tuesday (via Coventry) to avoid the M6 j2 closure, tried the signposted one this time - of course it was longer and slower! Back by midnight though.


Chelsea Spud
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Oct 12, 2017, 11:10 AM

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Now sometimes this wondetful old hobby of ours throws up some wonderful fixtures. So it was the highwayman (Morpeth Town) v marske United (I'll get me coat)

Anyway after first doing the ISFA Cup 2nd round match between RGS Newcastle 1 Eton 6 it was off to Craik Park for Morpeth Town (0) 3 Marske United (1) 2.

Morpeth were 2nd in table after North Shields win at Seaham on Tuesday. They started off well but couldnt convert 2 guilt edged chances and were caught by a sucker punch on 44 minutes when Marske scored with a header from a corner. In the 2nd half they again started quick when they equalised on 54 with a worldy. It was end to end with Morpeth pressing for the win but ball just wouldnt go in being deflected then hacked of the line. Then on 79 mins the breakthrough a great shot past keeper and defender on line. Marske went up other end scored a screamer from 35 yards on 80 keeper never moved. Morpeth and one last rally and on 86 they player brought the ball out pf the sky flicked it up and bang on the volley in the net, the place went wild. Game ended 93 mins to a massive cheer and relief all round. Thanks to Ron for lift back to the station

Spoke to quite a few locals about their match at South Shields in January in the Vase, where they were 4 2 up 9 mins left and lights failed. I was at that game and felt for them they are a great club and deserved better. Nothing will ever convince me or them it was genuine.


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OllertonLiam
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Oct 12, 2017, 4:11 PM

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Notts Senior Cup Round 1
Ollerton Town 3-1 Arnold Town
Att 84
Adm inc very tidy prog £5
Excellent pie, peas and gravy £2.50

Maybe I'm on a lucky streak but the county cup games I've attended over the last season or so have rarely disappointed. This NCEL v EMCL clash between two step 6 sides was no different. I was impressed with Ollerton's style of football, the nippy front three causing Arnold all sorts of problems, and they were well worth the win. How we reached the hour mark still at 0-0 is testimony to frantic defending and fine goalkeeping by the visitors, plus at times a lack of composure by the Ollerton lads.

They finally broke the deadlock with two quick fire goals just after the hour but, after Ollerton went down to ten men due to an injury, Arnold briefly threatened the most unlikely of comebacks. As it was, Ollerton banged in a third on 90 before Arnold finally grabbed an injury time consolation. So 3-1 it finished but it could have been at least double that.

A basic venue but I really liked it, looks and feels like a proper club, even without a clubhouse. Plenty of parking, entrance is by the corner, after which a few sharp turns through a warren of temporary fencing brings you to the cosy tea bar. On reaching pitch side, to your right, running behind the goal, is a decent stretch of brick built cover with the club's name in the fascia, and to your left, along the touchline, is a home made stand. These are the only two sides accessible to spectators, though the pitch is railed on all four sides. Quite a few red and black woolly hats on display this evening so they obviously do the merchandise too.

Tortuous journey up meant only the briefest of pre-match stops at the Olde Red Lion, situated five minutes drive from the ground in the neighbouring village of Wellow. The huge maypole on the village green outside was more impressive than the rather average beer.

No major hold ups coming home but two stretches of single lane traffic through the interminable works on the M1 in Northants tested the patience a little.



Hi Paul,

Glad you enjoyed your trip to The Lane and agree with your summary of the match.
Thank you also for your kind words about our ground, as you said it's not much but it's home.

P.S- As a former employee and still frequent visitor of the Red Lion, I'll be sure to pass on your complaints! Wink


hemelhopper
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Oct 12, 2017, 4:44 PM

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Kensington Borough 4-3 Raynes Park Vale
(Combined Counties, Cherry Red Records, Premier Challenge Cup, Round 2)
- played at The Orchard, Hatton Road, Bedfont from 7.45pm (home of Bedfont & Feltham FC)

Att – around 30 (h/c); Entry - £5; Prog £1 (simple); Cuppa – none available
Weather – breeze and drizzle to start .. a cold front passing .. deluge .. wind changed 90 degrees and then cleared out.
Travel – M27, M3, M25 and A30 .. both ways as A3 shut back .. with another closure close to home.
Colours – Borough in all blue .. Vale in the same but with yellow tops .. is this allowed one asked .. Tongue

Well is it me .. or simply that football being played inside the M25 of the Combined Counties League Division 1, always seems to leave a smile on my face .. it started with Cobham FC a couple season’s back .. their flowing football and individuals just wanting to attack, going about their game with the innocent of youth and a joy to watch play .. then visiting Chalky Lane for Chessy football .. then came the Farleigh Army .. before the nomads of AC London, who threw up a style of enthusiasm and game that was something out of the surreal .. and then last night .. Kensington Borough .. whose desire for silky moves, whilst challenged by naivety, was seen throughout every move .. just providing another night of smiles on this Non League spectator’s face.

Some minor gremlins on this first night under the floodlights for our hosts .. the turnstile took a while to unlock .. the lights were turned on about twenty minutes before kick off .. programmes arrived just ten minutes before kick off .. no catering was available inside the ground .. the corner flags were put up at kick off .. and the teams walked out not quite together and certainly providing no normal line of hand shakes .. oh and the colours being worn were just separated by the visitors yellow tops .. but the football .. oh the football .. carefree and mistakes .. yet played with gay abandon.

The Orchard had been spruced up since my last visit, at the end of last season .. the infills to perimeter now all in place with crisp elongated pallets on three sides of pitch .. the plywood repaired on far side, covered in part with adverts .. then our two main stands, opposite on half way and in much use tonight .. the west side getting more leeward protection .. which as usual, also gave sight of the incoming “big birds” .. and once the rain had cleared .. the metal tubes kept coming .. lined up and five deep .. with lights beaming from afar and that noise all around .. returning home from those distant lands.

.. and the game, well I smiled a lot .. and it could of easily been Raynes Park’s night but they missed a fair few during the first half, when they had much the upper hand .. eventually seeing heads drop, as our hosts fluent play and constant attacks came throughout the second and finally told .. with a procession of goals, that unfolded,

1-0 – 4th minute .. solo break down the left from half way .. into the box .. and ball into net.
1-1 – 10th .. defensive mistake lets in forward to slot home
2-1 – 37th .. counter attack, player holds off defender, slides through ball to forward out right, shoots and scores from edge of box
HT 2-1
2-2 – 59th – a ball lost in midfield is punished with run and ball tucked away
3-2 – 79th - great run by midfielder, shrugs off chasing defender and hits a low shot into bottom left, from edge of box
4-2 – 84th – sees some short inter-passing down the right, with skip and hop along by-line, before chipping ball into bundle of players central, then goal
4-3 – 89th - play comes in from wide right, passed along and forward nips into box and dispatches across face of keeper into far net of goal.
FT 4-3

.. yes crazy .. wonderful smiling stuff .. and I’ve still got FC Deportivo Galicia to come .. Wink



Grounds Visited = 419, Games in 17-18 Season = 40; New Grounds this Season = 26; Goals seen this Season = 149; Ave goals / game = 3.73; Last new ground = Horsham YMCA; Next Game = Fri 27th Oct 2017

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youngster
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Oct 12, 2017, 5:47 PM

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Snodland 0-1 Lydd
SECL Div 1
Adm £5, the rich folk could purchase some paper for £2
Att, I'm sure Mr Lilliman said ninety something.

Only came here last season, and can't remember if the stand was there then, I do recall the shed selling teas etc, another slab of concrete has been laid next to the existing stand, so obviously more cover going up.
Tight first half but at the start of the 2nd there was plenty of chances at both ends. Lydd probably just about deserved the win.
Plenty of hoppers in attendance, my eardrums are just recovering from 90 minutes of APL, also nice to see a League official commentating for John Stancombe. Rain got a bit heavier late on so we had to take refuge in the stand.


paulh66
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Oct 12, 2017, 6:15 PM

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Notts Senior Cup Round 1
Ollerton Town 3-1 Arnold Town


Tortuous journey up meant only the briefest of pre-match stops at the Olde Red Lion, situated five minutes drive from the ground in the neighbouring village of Wellow. The huge maypole on the village green outside was more impressive than the rather average beer.


Hi Paul,

Glad you enjoyed your trip to The Lane and agree with your summary of the match.
Thank you also for your kind words about our ground, as you said it's not much but it's home.

P.S- As a former employee and still frequent visitor of the Red Lion, I'll be sure to pass on your complaints! Wink


Ah! Nice pub to be fair, and the ale I had wasn't bad, just nothing spectacular. And the staff were fantastic! Angelic

Yes, enjoyed my visit to the Lane. Surprised to see Ollerton have been on such a poor run after a fine start to the season. On last night's showing that'll surely turn. Good luck for the season anyway.


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Hanley Town 1 Runcorn Linnetts 1 ht: 0-0 att: 143
Mellor 86 : Wellstead 58

Potteries Park has come on nicely since they first joined the NWCL. There is hard standing all round now and a new arena stand behind the goal in the corner. However, it is one I've never seen before, with a flat covered standing area with two ears of seating either side - very pleasant for that range. The stand as you come in has been extended and a pristine perimeter fence has been put in. The old stand is still there behind the dugouts.
This fixture last year saw Linnetts have two men sent off and they went one better this time!
It was third v second and played at a mad pace early on with Linnetts looking slightly better. The ref rightly waved away three blatant Linnett dives in the area but then bizarrely booked Theo Stair for his dive for Hanley.
Linnetts players and manager were constantly barracking the ref for absolutely every decision to a farcical degree. The irony being that the ref was a little too soft on them in the first half for their very physical gegenpressing.
The second half was quite end to end but again very physical, mixed with some genuine good play. Linnetts took the lead on 58 with a cross into the box that saw an unmarked Wellstead header it in. Hanley didn't give up but the match became very staccato as Linnetts ramped up the fouling and the yellow cards. Hanley did eventually get their equaliser with a quality cross into the box, finished off by Mellor. Linnetts then lost it completely when one player pushed over a Hanley player for a straight red. By this time Hanley couldn't go 10 seconds without being hacked down and another two already yellowed Linnetts got their marching orders.
1-1 was about fair on balance, but I think the Linnetts manager needs to lead by example and calm his players down, both mentally and physically. However he himself was goading the ref and home dugout (and fans even) from the first minute.
To add to the irony a lot of Linnetts fans at the end were screaming about what a horrible club, team and fans Hanley were?!



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Graham St Prims 2 Clifton All Whites 6

East Midland Counties League
League Cup 1R
Attn 25 Admit (conc) £2 Program sold out (they only do a handful)

Surrounds here are wearing a rather careworn look these days. From the entrance gates the huge, derelict bulk of the former Asterdale Club looms , hopefully it will soon be demolished making the little footpath to the paybox a little less intimidating.

Glad to report that inside the prospect is much cheerier. There's a well run little cafe where I lingered before the match catching up with ex poster Hornet. Pie and peas and a hot drink here a godsend coming straight from work.

Pitchside there's an old stand behind the near goal, and down one side a remarkable covered standing area, redolent of a dozen bus shelters , a triumph of perspex engineering and so much nicer than an Atcost thing. Kept close to this structure but , so merciful, the rain kept off and didn't have to stand inside.

Club seems to be run by a small handful of volunteers, their Herculean efforts not matched by the team who were outclassed by a knowingly better Clifton team. Lots of sympathy for the home keeper who was obviously struggling with injury.

Grand to run into Hornet again, we both wish the home team better fortune as they are going through a struggling patch at the moment, and it looks like a hard season ahead.



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Evostik Southern Premier

Cherrywood Rd

Farnborough 2-6 {SIX} Weymouth

Admission:
£12 prog £2 - (dreaded) double issue with next Sat's visit of Hitchin - I can see the financial logic - it's better than nowt - and I don't normally fret over whether I get some cuddly paper or not but I just don't like 'double-issue' stuff.

Attendance: official 299 - quite spread out around this ground; the more vociferous followers pretty close together up in the big stand at the end. A few of the usual local suspects of the 'boro and ex-boro persuasion, lurking up the back too.

Directions/Facilities: regular here - only noticed one significant change since my last visit relating to the dugouts:
Now seem to be part of the John O'Hara stand - odd set up - not sure its ideal. There is no obvious segregation and is open to spectators either side - though they are directed along narrow corridor behind the press-box to move to the other end of the stand. Would imagine issues if a game got feisty. Probably use seats opposite in the main stand for bigger games?

Match: bit of a stroll for the Terras - reportedly benefiting considerably from a number of Bournemouth loanees - the right-back was very impressive marauding unchallenged into the area on a few occasions to set up goals.

Home keeper seems to bearing the brunt of Spencer Day's apparent reluctance to use the loan system to add a bit of quality. Veteran marksman Cureton left out altogether but I doubt he'd have made much of a difference so porous were 'boro down the other end.

Back home by 22:15


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Evostik Southern Premier

Cherrywood Rd

Farnborough 2-6 {SIX} Weymouth

Admission:
£12 prog £2 - (dreaded) double issue with next Sat's visit of Hitchin - I can see the financial logic - it's better than nowt - and I don't normally fret over whether I get some cuddly paper or not but I just don't like 'double-issue' stuff.

Attendance: official 299 - quite spread out around this ground; the more vociferous followers pretty close together up in the big stand at the end. A few of the usual local suspects of the 'boro and ex-boro persuasion, lurking up the back too.

Directions/Facilities: regular here - only noticed one significant change since my last visit relating to the dugouts:
Now seem to be part of the John O'Hara stand - odd set up - not sure its ideal. There is no obvious segregation and is open to spectators either side - though they are directed along narrow corridor behind the press-box to move to the other end of the stand. Would imagine issues if a game got feisty. Probably use seats opposite in the main stand for bigger games?

Match: bit of a stroll for the Terras - reportedly benefiting considerably from a number of Bournemouth loanees - the right-back was very impressive marauding unchallenged into the area on a few occasions to set up goals.

Home keeper seems to bearing the brunt of Spencer Day's apparent reluctance to use the loan system to add a bit of quality. Veteran marksman Cureton left out altogether but I doubt he'd have made much of a difference so porous were 'boro down the other end.

Back home by 22:15


They have to use the other side if raining, because in the previous owners wisdom of building the ground up at a sprint instead of a marathon. He didn't put any roves on the dugouts in the main stand, and the poor souls can't get wet, can they.

Besides, with Trethwey / Day style of coaching / management, as in (It's not my fault), it wouldn't matter if the dugouts were in the next road.

We won't need segregation this season as crowds have over halved since he turned up.

 
 


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