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Saturday 3rd February 2018

 

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sheffgeoff
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Feb 11, 2018, 1:43 PM

Posts: 1591
Location: Sheffield
Team(s): Colchester United, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Borussia Dortmund & Essex CCC

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Re: [Wiretown.Editor] Saturday 3rd February 2018 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Another at ...

FA Vase 5th Round

Waterside Park, Crookham Hill

Thatcham Town 2 (2) Bromsgrove Sporting 1 (1)

Blue & White Striped Shirts / Blue Shorts Green & White Shirts / White Shorts

Attendance 701

Admission 6 Programme 1.50 Badge 2.50

Pie, Chips & Gravy 4.80 Coffee 1.75 (!)

An excellent Vase tie summed up well by Atavistic and AndyE. Arrived early in case of a postponement and to get a parking space. Thatcham seemed well organised for this big game with plenty of staff and stewards on duty, plenty of programmes and excellent food at the tea bar. Their segregation was fairly useless. Visitors were directed to separate turnstiles but once in the ground they were free to go where they pleased. The predictable clash with some of the local youths could have been avoided but it didn't really escalate. Having said that on leaving the ground a number of Berkshire's finest seem to have been summoned just in case.

On the pitch Thatcham deservedly ran out winners with bothe goals scored by the excellent Ekow Elliott. Sporting's reply from Richard Gregory's spot kick came against the run of play. On this evidence they will take some beating and their 6th round tie at Melksham should be a cracker.


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burgesshillbee
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Feb 11, 2018, 7:24 PM

Posts: 1847
Location: A Town in Mid Sussex
Team(s): Brentford

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Bovingdon 9 (Nine) v 2 Knebworth Herts Senior League Prenier Division Admission Nil Prog FOC Tea c/o Henfield Bee 1 Att 25

Our original plans had looked at Sway or Old Bradwell Utd, seeing that games to the west of us were disappearing, myself and Henfield Bee decided to head north with me checking which fixtures were surviving as we headed around the M25,fortunately we discovered Old Bradwell was off before we got to the M1,so we chose Bovingdon as that was a 2.30 kick off and we could still get elsewhere if that bit the dust. Parking at the ground was a bit tricky as Bovingdon 3rd team were also at home. The ground was railed off and there is a covered stand with some bench seats and also a clubhouse. I didnt see anyone else with a programme but found one laying around in the clubhouse prior to the game. As for the game it was as one sided as the score made out, which was a bit surprising despite Bovingdon being top as Knebworth had only conceded 18 goals prior to this fixture. Bovingdon had to make an early change when there number 9 limped off, which was later revealed as a nasty cut to his ankle. Shortly after Bovingdon opened the scoring and by half time it was 6-0 and could easily have been more. Second half took a while to get going before Bovingdon scored 2 more, however credit to Knebworth who played much better in the second half as they scored twice to make it 8-2 before Bovingdon scored their ninth and final goal with about 15 minutes left. Despite it raining all game the pitch held up well and on the other pitch Bovingdon 3rd team won 10-0.



NeilH
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Feb 12, 2018, 10:28 PM

Posts: 287
Location: Cambridge
Team(s): Cambridge City

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Egham Town 1 Cambridge City 2
Southern League East
9 in, 1 for prog
Attendance 107 (really?)

A return visit for me, as had been here back in 1992 for an FA Youth Cup tie between Egham and City. The only memory I had of that visit was watching Leeds United v Rangers on the clubhouse TV, first season Champions League - absolutely no recollection of the ground. It was a miserably wet day and a group of us travelled by train, getting to Egham early enough to watch the Spurs v Arsenal game live in The Foresters near the station. A decent pint or two of Sharp's Atlantic once the barrel was changed.

As it was still raining at the end of the Spurs game we got a cab to the ground, a little worried that the game may not be going ahead. It did, and whilst the pitch wasn't great we had a game to watch. The ground is more than adequate for this level, with cover on all four sides but looking like it needed a little TLC. About half the crowd came from Cambridge, and as there were 30 City fans/family watching the real gate was somewhere around the 60 mark, definitely not the 100+ gate quoted. Food options limited and the bar had little to offer as well, we went to The Robin Hood and Compasses post match, just around the corner from the ground.

City dominated the first half and were 2-0 up at half time. Egham had a lot of new players and they improved in the 2nd half. City once again failed to keep a clean sheet and whilst Egham threatened to gain a point City really should have made better of their chances to finish the game off. In the end City held on to gain three points. Now seen more away games this season than home games - not done that since 84-85 when we played every game away!

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