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Monday 27th November 2017


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Nov 28, 2017, 6:12 AM

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Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
Team(s): Melksham Town, Bath Rugby, Wigan Warriors and Lancashire CCC

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Total Motion Midland League Division One
Pack Meadow
Chelmsley Town 0 Racing Club Warwick 3
Admission: 4 Programme: Not sure Attendance: 50+

Re-visit here for me to see the tenants of this ground rather than the landlords. CT are sitting lower-mid table against a more point-worthy RCW and this match appeared to go to current form.
To be fair, RCW never looked troubled on what was a bitterly cold night. They were more composed on the ball and lost it less frequently than the hosts.
RCW took the lead on 10 with a slotted finish from 6 yards and then were happy to wait patiently for CT attacks to peter out and then to counter swiftly. A rather dubious penalty was awarded to RCW on 44 - I was stood right behind it and it looked like contact with the ball rather than the player. HT 0-2.
More of the ame 2nd half until RCW scored a gorgeously worked 3rd on 65, ball down right, overlap, low cross, control, turn dispqtch - all flowing. After that, the shutters came down and the match petered out into niggly fouls and time-wasting.
I thought the referee was shocking tonight; fussy, whistle-happy and inconsistent. There may be fewer supporters here for the CT games but they moan more! Lastly, first time I'd had Bovril with pepper in it - awesome. Back to hotel in 25min along A446, M6, M5.

2017-18 Games: 171 Goals: 745 GPG: 4.36 New Grounds: 114
2018-19 Games: 136 Goals: 517 GPG: 3.81 New Grounds: 74

(This post was edited by Digdagdog on Nov 28, 2017, 8:07 AM)

timmy tabby
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Nov 28, 2017, 7:25 AM

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Re: [Digdagdog] Monday 27th November 2017 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

....Reasons Not to Like Mondays a never ending series....

1) The start of the w**king week and with the section normally composed of 3 but currently down to 1 (moi) it was the cackest of cack days.

2) The 18.12 Limehouse to Rainham being composed of 4 carriages rather than the normal 8, meaning a very cosy journey.

3) The 372 connecting bus from Rainham not arriving and having the sort of wait where the wind chill is already seeping into the bones. Arrived 15 minutes before the planned start of a contest between the 21st and 23rd placed clubs in Isthmian Division 1 (North) and the original thought that as usual perseverance rather than sense had won,with the visitors late arrival meaning a 20.02 start....

Aveley 1 v 1 Norwich United - Isthmian League Division 1 (North)
Prog 24 pages - Admission 10.00 - Att 157

...However, by the time of the 22.01 finish it was one of those contests where you are happy with the fact that there is some madness in the method, with a surprisingly open and entertaining contest.

What made the evening was the sort of attacking and confident displays from the visitors that you do not normally associate with the lower echelons of the Isthmian regional divisions. Aveley played their part too, but one of the mysteries of the season in Isthmianland is why with their sparkly new stadium, attendances dramatically improving and one of the bigger budgets of the division that Aveley are not as expected up in the upper reaches. The recent change of manager and a number of new players has not improved and the impetus temporarily gained is in danger of being lost.

Chilly evening as the scythe of the wind careering onwards from it's Reykjavik source numbing the extremities, however with both teams committed to attack there was a diversion away from the cutting gusts. Excellent opening 25 minutes with the visitors showing a surprising trait of attacking enterprise but a 25 yard 4g rubber crumb cutter from Jackson being spectacularly pushed away one handedly by Madden and a run down the right also from Jackson being messed up when his low cross was behind two forwards aching for an opportunity. Aveley had plenty of their own attacks and they took the lead from a glancing header from Teniola after a deft cross from Malton. Regrettably, after the opening entertainment, the contest settled down to perhaps what was expected and the chill was that bit more noticeable.

The second half though resumed the entertainment, with Aveley nearly doubling their advantage with an Watson volley causing the underside of the bar to reverberate a little. Though the fact that the visitors were only a goal behind clearly gave hope to their play. For most of the second half they created at best half chances but kept Madden busy but as the half progressed they were getting ever closer to a leveller, Leahy's unhindered run saw his shot just clear the bar and just after the 4th official indicated 6 minutes of added time, Watts' low drive from distance brought out a diving push around the post from Madden. In the 5th minute of stoppage time, the visitors finally obtained their deserved equaliser with Watts taking advantage of some non existent Aveley marking on the back post to ram the ball into a bouncing ball into the top of the net. A pity that in the final minutes, what had been two well conducted sets of players decided to take out their daily frustrations against each other and not helped by the man in black who gave the impression that he did not want the bureaucracy involved in booking the protagonists.

With bus cancellations occurring earlier in the evening, there was the fear that the return journey would match the inward travail. Need not have been concerned as there were no further difficulties and the heating was turned on at the abode to commence the thawing out process....

(This post was edited by timmy tabby on Nov 28, 2017, 7:58 AM)

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Nov 28, 2017, 10:02 AM

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Location: Stourbridge, Charmouth
Team(s): Stourbridge, Welton Rovers

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Stourbridge 2 Bradford Park Avenue 1 (FA Trophy) Att: 385

Splendid night at the War Memorial, with old school chum who certainly knows how to pick his games. Stour were well on top for 35 minutes but failed to score, and when the visitors gained some control, things looked ominous. However an own goal and a fine finish from Shearer made things pretty comfortable, although the visitors got one back and could easily have drawn level with the last kick of the game. Cracking stuff, and the second half really was top notch entertainment with both teams going for it. Shearer and Perry are starting to look good for the Glassboys now.

A much better hoppers' corner than of late with Bradshaw, Pheasant, Big Phil, Baggie Andrew and Macky in attendance, the latter supporting his first love. The visiting supporters seemed a really nice bunch too, and the low attendance meant the absence of some of the more recent arrivals - perhaps they like it better at Molineux and Villa Park now. Best game I've seen at Stour this season.

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Nov 28, 2017, 3:33 PM

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Re: [Digdagdog] Monday 27th November 2017 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Programmes were on sale at the gate as usual.

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Nov 28, 2017, 5:47 PM

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Location: Stourbridge
Team(s): Stourbridge FC., Black Country non-league; The F.A.Vase

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Re: [Tim] Monday 27th November 2017 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

As per usual a concise and precise post from Tim. Met up with the Bradford lads I had met at the initial tie on Saturday.I had given them directions on locating the finest watering holes in the area but unfortunately they had to make to with the club bar; despite setting out at 2pm they did not arrive at the club until 6.45. Ah, the joys of motorway travel. I trust their journey home, despite their team's defeat, was a little easier.

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Nov 28, 2017, 5:53 PM

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90. Monday 27 November 2017 - Isthmian Division 1 North - Attendance: 157
Aveley (white & blue sleeves & blue) 1-1 Norwich United (orange & black)
Scorers: Aveley (Teniola 15) Norwich United (Watts 90+8)
Ground: third visit here, new this season - Pitch: artificial - Travel: Les driving - Weather: a cold blast

Mostly, all Norwich United, then Aveley back-headed the first goal and the entertainment ceased, until the final ten minutes. Aveley were penalised six extra minutes for their time wasting (the referee quite rightly played eight). Norwich United grabbed a deserved equaliser, scored under the posts and booted high into the roof of the net, which was virtually the last kick of the game.

[Clive and Gyles in attendance - always good to see you Gents.]

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Nov 29, 2017, 8:33 AM

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Location: Chatham
Team(s): Brentford

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Sky Bet Championship

Queens Park Rangers 2 Brentford 2 (H/T 0-0)

Admission 24 OAP
Programme 3
Attendance: 13,410 (2,259 Bees fans)


New Grounds 2017/18 Season = 23
Last New Ground : Soham Town Rangers 18th November 2017

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Dec 9, 2017, 7:48 PM

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Re: [bagman] Monday 27th November 2017 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Team Northumbria 0-1 Shildon (0-1 HT) at Coach Lane Sports Ground
Northern League Division One
Admission: 2.50 (student), Programme: Yes, not sure where though, Tea: 1, Dairy milk: 80p, Burger: 2.50
Attendance: 110

Only new ground within a reasonable distance that I could go to, and with the cold weather setting in one of the few on in general, so decided to go here even though it meant fraternising with the enemy. Walked the 50 or so minutes from the flat to the ground, located on the sports grounds of the Coach Lane campus of Northumbria University. The area was pretty busy even on a cold Monday night, with the multiple floodlit 3G pitches in use, the two closest to the ground being used for hockey and women's football training. As expected after reading some posts off this forum, not a classic ground but does a decent enough job. One quite long main stand and a quite quirky little box which must only fit 10 people at most provide cover for spectators, with the rest of the ground being flat hard standing around a railed off grass pitch, which was in great condition as you'd hope with tutition fees being the level they are. A raised view can be had by using a bit of a hillock on the furthest side, the ball went behind it quite frequently meaning that I had to go and retrieve it a few times, kept me a bit warmer at least. Food and drinks available from a small wagon, bacon and sausage sandwiches available in addition to the burgers but they'd ran out by half time unfortunately. Game nothing to write home about but kept me occupied, Shildon scoring the only goal on the 38th minute through a cross which turned into a shot when it looped over the Northumbria keeper and into the top left corner. Both sides had decent chances to score in both halves, arguably Northumbria should've gotten something out of this as they were marginally the better team and threw the kitchen sink at the visitors in the last 15 minutes. Attendance above Northumbria's average for the season with a decent amount Shildon fans making the trip from County Durham. Very cold, needed an extra pair of socks on really but fortunately the walk back warmed me up, indoors by 20 past 10.

Grounds visited: 250
Last new ground: Tynecastle (Hearts)
Next planned fixture: Unsure


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