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Wednesday 20th December 2017

 



codofthenorth
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Dec 20, 2017, 4:50 PM

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Location: Bute and Argyll/Fleetwood
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AFC Fylde 0-4 FC Halifax...NL U19 Alliance...League Cup Rd 3...Adm Free....Kellemergh Pk....K.O 1pm.

Took a bit of finding confirmation that this one was being played and where. Phoned AFC but was told to ring back in an hour, eventually got confirmation it was on at Kellemergh.
Only a short run down the road on an overcast and drizzly afternoon on the Fylde Coast and good to see the players warming up behind the Birtley Arms pub.
Halifax were a class above in the first half, the first goal a great move on 15 minutes, finishing with the No11 side footing past the keeper.The second on 19 minutes, after the Halifax No8 misheaded but it went in anyway of a defender. Further goals on 31 and 39 minutes killed the tie as a contest....but some excellent stuff from the visitors.
Not sure what happened second half, the play was more scrappy and the introduction of subs galore including a new away keeper didn't help things and no further goals were scored.
By all accounts the majority of the Fylde lads were in the 17 years age ground a couple of years behind their West Yorkshire opponents.
Not to much has changed here, the large Atcost Stand by the refreshment area has gone, but the remainder is still half decent. The ladies team are often shifted down here when the weathers poor. The car park remains heavy on the suspension springs but still ample. No refreshments today, but then again it wasn't really advertised.... the half dozen or so Supporters wouldn't justify it. Plans to head to the Garstang Reserves game this evening binned but fair play it was posted early on social media.



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moistureman
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Dec 20, 2017, 9:48 PM

Posts: 152
Location: Newport
Team(s): Any Non League in a 50 mile radius

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Welsh League Div3. Newport City 0 Panteg 3. £3. Att.34h/c. Poor first half from both sides, although Panteg wasted a couple of gilt edged chances.The home side learned nothing from this and fell behind to a good run and finish by no.7.Further goals from a set piece header and a penalty gave the visitors a deserved win.


Digdagdog
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Dec 20, 2017, 10:16 PM

Posts: 1183
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
Team(s): Melksham Town, Bath Rugby, Wigan Warriors and Lancashire CCC

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West Midlands Regional League Division One
Tipton Sports Arena
Bustleholme 2 Tipton Town 0
Admission: £3 Programme: Not that I saw Attendance: 46 (h/c)

Down to Step 7 and a rare chance to see a WMRL Division One clash under lights; a proper Black Country derby with both teams playing their home fixtures here at the TSA. Tipton (as the away team) in all Blue rather than their usual red/white/black.
Spicy? Not really but periods of genuine excitement and all played in good spirit, no doubt because, for the first time in 40 years of adult football watching, this was the first time I'd seen a game where all three officials were women!
A remarkable lack of bad language all round except from an occasional outburst from both coaches.
Bustleholme looked the more capable from the off and created more chances over the 90 minutes than Tipton. They were rightly awarded a penalty after 31 minutes and that was tucked away. Tipton didn't really create too much - I don't expect a great deal at Step 7 but there were moments of genine skill from several players. HT 1-0.
A nasty clash resulting in a Bustleholme player being stretchered off with a gushing head wound saw a 7 minute delay (ambulance called) and this introduced Tipton's best moments as they attacked and attacked. Good moves and shots with some spectacular blocks from the home side. Inevitably, a breakaway on 82 mins saw Bustleholme put it all to bed with a lobbed finish and deserved the win on the night.
Good value for £3 and only 4.5 miles from my hotel through Great Bridge.



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(This post was edited by Digdagdog on Dec 20, 2017, 10:18 PM)


paulh66
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Dec 21, 2017, 2:01 AM

Posts: 17753
Location: Surrey
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, South Liverpool (the South will rise again), Cammell Laird

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EMCL
Selston 0-2 Gedling MW
Att 122, adm £4, prog £1

Selston missed the chance to go top against handy opponents whose management team won the league last season with West Bridgford. This began as an even and open game, turned into a whingefest and ended with Gedling in control and deserving the win.

The visitors were the worst for moaning and it did look as if the ref caved into their protests when he gave a Selston lad a second yellow in the first half after it seemed he'd initially just given a free kick. Whether he did cave in or not, that's the perception that was created and from then on it seemed as if every challenge and every decision was subject to squeals and complaints from one team or the other.

Their moaning aside, Gedling looked an organised and half-decent side. They broke the deadlock just after the hour and barely gave the ten men a sniff of getting back into it after that. A late second sealed it.

Selston's first season at step 6 and they've done a lot of work to the ground to make the grade. Certainly seems to be a well-run club and, with teams across the age groups and decent support amongst the locals, the future looks bright.

The venue itself has a certain charm under the excellent new floodlights. It may well be the most cramped ground I've been in, its two sides barely wide enough to accommodate two deep, and even the attractive new covered terrace and seating on the far side is pretty tight, with restricted views in parts. Car park got cramped too, as did parking on the streets outside and opposite. The only thing that isn't cramped is the 50 yard walk across the cricket pitch that the players have to make to reach the playing area from the changing rooms!


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Workington FC
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Dec 21, 2017, 5:32 AM

Posts: 660
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United Counties League 1st Division
Huntingdon Town 2 Potton United 1
Admission £5
Programme £1
Attendance - around 40

A welcome win for Huntingdon. The local newspaper, The Hunts Post, carried a story this week that that planning permission has been granted to build a cemetary/ crematorium on Jubilee Park with a replacement sports hub. It will also accomodate Hockey and Rugby. No further details of exactly what or where. I can't say that this ground will be a loss as it is souless. There is also a possibility that the kit stands will be recycled?


yorkieexile
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Dec 21, 2017, 8:39 AM

Posts: 2738
Location: Barwell
Team(s): Halifax, Groundhopper

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Hellenic League Floodlit Cup 3rd Round
Brackley Town Saints 3 Flackwell Heath 4
Att 40 (h/c)
Admission £4
Programme £1

An enjoyable game, with plenty of incident, some of which involved the football

Flackwell Heath took the lead on 12 minutes, neat chip over the keeper.

Home side equalised on 23 and took the lead on 34. This appeared to upset the visiting number 6, who committed a dreadful foul and was lucky only to be given a yellow card. He was unimpressed with that decision and told the referee in no uncertain terms, with plenty of swear words, so he was quite rightly dismissed

Visitors equalised on 49, bt the home side took the lead again on 51.

2 goals in quick succession, on 61 and 63, sealed it for the visitors, who late on were reduced to 9 men following a second red card. The culprit this time took an absolute age to walk off the field, much to the disgust of the home crowd.


WestBerksPalace
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Dec 21, 2017, 9:37 AM

Posts: 1473
Location: Didcot, South Oxfordshire.
Team(s): Palace/Epsom and Ewell/Didcot Town and Djurgardens IF.

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Wessex D1 at the Longmeadow Sports Club.
Whitchurch United 1-5 Tadley Calleva, Att 83, Adm £6, Programme £1.

A very mild evening for football, and always a pleasure to visit Longmeadow, no noticeable differences since my last visit, still the same very comfy sturdy main stand.

Always worth arriving early here for a pint. A spacious clubhouse split 50/50 with football and other social activities (indoor bowls/squash etc), and a feel of a well used facility. Last night it was 'Prowler Pale (or London Pride)' from the Winchester Brewery, £3.80, and very nice to.

As for the game, Tadley (2nd placed) tore into the hosts from KO, and were 4 up after only 24 minutes! Their finishing in this half was top notch, and Whitchurch had no answer. They added another from the penalty spot on the stroke of ht, 0-5.

The second half was the complete opposite, Tadley created as many chances, and had at least 3/4 one on ones with the home keeper but couldn't hit the target. Whereas Whitchurch improved markedly, and played much better, but only had one goal for their efforts.

Whitchurch do all the right things, white board with lineups, active lively T bar, hot food, club branded mugs to buy, previously I've seen badges. I always have the feel of a well run and well loved local club.

I was amused by this in the programme. From a newspaper of 100 hundred years ago.

'Whitchurch is in Hampshire. Those that live there believe it is a town, those that do not believe it is a village. It is no bigger than a small pocket hankerchief. It has 3 churches and 19 pubs'.
Wink

Population is now 4,500 apparently.

Home by 22:20, enjoyable evening out.



2018-19 - 59 games (Basel v Zurich 9/12) 186 goals, average gpg 3.15, 21 new grounds, last new, FC Basel (9/12).
2017-18 - 122 games (N Cyprus/Karp), 392 goals, av gpg 3.21, 48 new grounds.
New Grounds in 2018 - 44. 2017 -44. Grounds in Total - 1193.
RL Grounds - 33 (Last - Macron Stadium, Challenge Cup SFs (5/8/18), Speedway Tracks 50.

(This post was edited by WestBerksPalace on Dec 21, 2017, 9:45 AM)


colpic
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Dec 21, 2017, 4:06 PM

Posts: 3209
Location: North West Lincolnshire
Team(s): Scotter United (Scunthorpe League), AFC Telford(home town club),

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United Counties League 1st Division
Huntingdon Town 2 Potton United 1
Admission £5
Programme £1
Attendance - around 40

A welcome win for Huntingdon. The local newspaper, The Hunts Post, carried a story this week that that planning permission has been granted to build a cemetary/ crematorium on Jubilee Park with a replacement sports hub. It will also accomodate Hockey and Rugby. No further details of exactly what or where. I can't say that this ground will be a loss as it is souless. There is also a possibility that the kit stands will be recycled?


Also at this one. There's certainly plenty of land on this edge of town spot. The question is, will the crematorium be built or will the project reach a dead end?

Anyway, I thought that the visitors deserved something from this but chances were spurned. Home by 1130, thick fog only for the last three miles!



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dottirofhod
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Dec 21, 2017, 4:13 PM

Posts: 12923
Location: The North. 'Ich hassen lehm kopfs'
Team(s): Crewe Alex and obviously England.(Unlike a lot on here)

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United Counties League 1st Division
Huntingdon Town 2 Potton United 1
Admission £5
Programme £1
Attendance - around 40

A welcome win for Huntingdon. The local newspaper, The Hunts Post, carried a story this week that that planning permission has been granted to build a cemetary/ crematorium on Jubilee Park with a replacement sports hub. It will also accomodate Hockey and Rugby. No further details of exactly what or where. I can't say that this ground will be a loss as it is souless. There is also a possibility that the kit stands will be recycled?


Also at this one. There's certainly plenty of land on this edge of town spot. The question is, will the crematorium be built or will the project reach a dead end?

Anyway, I thought that the visitors deserved something from this but chances were spurned. Home by 1130, thick fog only for the last three miles!

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Bloody hell Ned , 13 and a half hours to get home , fog must have been thick ?
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Chris1963
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Dec 21, 2017, 4:15 PM

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Location: North London
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If Huntingdon were to move again to this proposed sports hub then it would be the fourth ground in the town I have seen them play home games at! (the first was Tower Field, which has since been built on, and the second was Sapley Park which is still used by other local teams)


colpic
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Dec 21, 2017, 4:24 PM

Posts: 3209
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United Counties League 1st Division
Huntingdon Town 2 Potton United 1
Admission £5
Programme £1
Attendance - around 40

A welcome win for Huntingdon. The local newspaper, The Hunts Post, carried a story this week that that planning permission has been granted to build a cemetary/ crematorium on Jubilee Park with a replacement sports hub. It will also accomodate Hockey and Rugby. No further details of exactly what or where. I can't say that this ground will be a loss as it is souless. There is also a possibility that the kit stands will be recycled?


Also at this one. There's certainly plenty of land on this edge of town spot. The question is, will the crematorium be built or will the project reach a dead end?

Anyway, I thought that the visitors deserved something from this but chances were spurned. Home by 1130, thick fog only for the last three miles!

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Bloody hell Ned , 13 and a half hours to get home , fog must have been thick ?
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cherryhopper
Chelsea Transfer Target

Dec 21, 2017, 10:55 PM

Posts: 3966
Location: The Premier League town of Bournemouth
Team(s): AFC Bournemouth, Verwood Town, Sunderland

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If Huntingdon were to move again to this proposed sports hub then it would be the fourth ground in the town I have seen them play home games at! (the first was Tower Field, which has since been built on, and the second was Sapley Park which is still used by other local teams)

It would only be the second ground you have seen Huntingdon Town play home games on. It was a different club, Huntingdon United, who played at Tower Field when in the Eastern Counties League from 1988-92 and at Sapley Park when they spent two seasons in the United Counties from 1996-98Wink.


cherryhopper
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Dec 21, 2017, 11:41 PM

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Location: The Premier League town of Bournemouth
Team(s): AFC Bournemouth, Verwood Town, Sunderland

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Carabao Cup Quarter-Final
Chelsea 2-1 AFC Bournemouth
Attendance 41,000 est (struggling to find official figure)
Ticket £25 - Programme £3
Tandoori Chicken Wrap (which didn't have much taste) £6.50

Cherries restored a bit of pride with their second half showing after they laid down and died in the face of Liverpool's attack on Sunday. Fabregas squared to Willian to give Chelsea an early lead and Cherries defended well to get to half time without going further behind. After Jermaine Defoe went off with suspected ankle ligament damage we were relying on a strike force of Jordon Ibe and Lys Mousset, neither of whom have scored a single goal between them in two seasons at the club, to get us back into the game but we gave it a good go in the second half with plenty of pressure but didn't look like scoring until Callum Wilson was introduced, then in injury time the deserved equaliser came as Dan Gosling hit a rocket past Caballero to surely force extra time, but the team then spent too much time celebrating and within 14 seconds of Chelsea kicking off again Morata lost his marker, Steve Cook, to slot the ball through Artur Boruc's legs to win the tie for the hosts. For both Chelsea goals we were undone by backheels.

Heartbreaking, but not as bad as losing a league game in injury time as it I at least had the consolation of avoiding extra time and getting home just after midnight, although the cancellation of the 2201 train from Imperial Wharf to Clapham Junction put paid to making the 2212 train back to Basingstoke, where the Anvil Car Park is still just £1 after 5pm, I caught the 2227 Salisbury bound train.


leohoenig
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Dec 21, 2017, 11:47 PM

Posts: 12642
Location: Outer Cheltenhamshire
Team(s): Cheltenham Town

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If Huntingdon were to move again to this proposed sports hub then it would be the fourth ground in the town I have seen them play home games at! (the first was Tower Field, which has since been built on, and the second was Sapley Park which is still used by other local teams)

It would only be the second ground you have seen Huntingdon Town play home games on. It was a different club, Huntingdon United, who played at Tower Field when in the Eastern Counties League from 1988-92 and at Sapley Park when they spent two seasons in the United Counties from 1996-98Wink.


Huntingdon United are still at Sapley Park, currently in Cambridgeshire League, Senior B Division



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Workington FC
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Dec 22, 2017, 3:23 PM

Posts: 660
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Team(s): Workington Reds, St Ives Roosters RLFC

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I'm sure I've seen Huntingdon Town play at the Riverside playing fields on the edge of Hartford Road in Huntingdon. It was a Cambs League game against Great Paxton. It was the pitch next to the changing room block.


hemelhopper
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Dec 22, 2017, 9:53 PM

Posts: 1308
Location: Beside the Spinnaker Tower
Team(s): Hemel Hempstead Town FC, Trust Portsmouth FC and The Reds of Cincinnati

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Thame Rangers 2-1 Easington Sports (Hellenic League, Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup, 2nd Round)
- played at The ASM Stadium, Meadow View Park, Thame

Att – nudged 30 (h/c); Entry £3 plus £1 the prog (all ok) .. cuppa from bar for £1
Weather – dry and another mild night out
Travel – A34 from work and then around Oxford ring road on to A40 and all points on the other side of M40 .. back home in 90 minutes
Colours – Rangers in all black with red stripes to shorts and all red of sock .. Sports in all black with yellow stripes to shirt and all yellow of sock

Nice to see the ASM again, although it took a moment or two to actually see it .. given they couldn’t open up the turnstiles, so we used the very far end and came in through a gate, which was being used by our teams to pop outside on to the training areas. They eventually got things working by the time most were seated in the impressive main stand .. with no cover elsewhere .. so I kept wandering about, eventually over to the dug outs opposite .. I even thought of climbing up the tv scaffolded gantry for some panoramic shots .. but decided best keep it simple at my age .. so wandered back to the main stand and joined the throng .. who having parked up in the large parking area .. used a warm lounge to refresh on drink and snacks at half time.

The game a surprise .. but as this cup game was West visiting East .. I guess 2nd in the Div 1 West might not be as good as mid-table in the Div 1 East .. although to be fair to Sports they got caught early on 3 minutes, when a well worked ball was dispatched at back left post .. then they had good possession .. but got caught again on 57, when a well taken shot on the turn, certainly gave the impression of curtains .. with our hosts containing most things thrown at them, thanks to a solid back four who snuffed out most .. that was until 77 when a shot was hammered in from inside the box .. then late pressure nearly found an equaliser but Sports just couldn’t’ unlock the defence and force it into extra time .. so a good effort from both, as Rangers now head off to Saw Mills and a match up against Longlevens on 17th Jan .. we wish them well, as another round of the cup unfolds .. Wink



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