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Monday 14th May 2018


Bantam Cymraeg
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May 14, 2018, 10:06 PM

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Buckley Town 4-1 Penycae
Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division
Admission by season ticket
Att: 115 (h/c)

Another win for Buckley that sets things up nicely for the winner-takes-all game with Brickfield on Saturday. Fairly even for 20mins until Buckley took the lead, then dominated the rest of the half but only scoring once more.

The third came midway through the 2nd half, and was a splendid solo effort. Penycae pulled one back immediately as Buckley fell asleep at the back, but the 4th was scored with 5 to go. The woodwork was struck on at least 4 occasions, but a win's a win. Goal difference shouldn't come into it at the end, just one more win on Saturday will do the job.

John Treleven
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May 14, 2018, 10:34 PM

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Jersey Premiership Play-Off

Rozel Rovers (next to bottom Prem) 3 (92, 99, 119)
St. Lawrence (next to top Champ) 0
AET (0-0)

att 101 (at Springfield)

11 cautions, 6-5 to St. Lawrence, the last leading to a dismissal. St. Lawrence manager also dismissed presumably for comments made about that decision to the assistant referee

(This post was edited by John Treleven on May 14, 2018, 10:35 PM)

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May 14, 2018, 10:42 PM

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SSMFL Division Two
Aston Clinton 2 Grendon Rangers 0
Aston Clinton should have had a hat full of goals poor finishing seen it end 0 -0 at half-time
Second half Aston starting off were they finished in the firs thalf aston finally geting t a goal 10 mins and a second coming 10mins later last home game only one game away on Saturday at Clean slate

(This post was edited by DJM61 on May 14, 2018, 10:44 PM)


May 14, 2018, 11:18 PM

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Location: Outer Cheltenhamshire
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Bezirksliga Vorderpfalz
FC Lustadt 1-1 TSG Jockgrim
Admission €4.50. No programme.
Attendance 80 (official, well over 100 in the ground)

After 3. Liga and 2.Bundesliga games, a nice lower match to complete my first German stint of this tour.
The match, in the seventh level of German football was chosen mainly because it was there. It was also conveniently close to my previous game at Heidenheim
To get to Lustadt, we took a train for just over 30 minutes from Mannheim, and then a €2 bus ride to cover the 5 km from station to the town itself.
It was still a twenty minute walk, mainly past fields to the ground. The catch was with the last bus time back being only 15 minutes beyond the expected final whistle, we would struggle to get out.

Naturally, we had a plan, and on arrival we asked the bar staff if they could book a taxi. Quite quickly they found a volunteer to ferry us back to the station at the final whistle.

The ground is very neat, a railed off pitch with grass surrounds. On the club house side, there are two steps up with bar and bench seats at the top, mainly under the cover of the overhanging roof of the clubhouse. No floodlights here, but a second pitch does have them

With nothing particular hanging on the match, and TSG Jockgrim being short on players, (only three named subs, and some regulars unavailable according to their facebook), the match itself was nothing much to write about. Plenty of honest endeavour, but wayward shots meant that most of this came to nothing.

We had a five minute thunderstorm break, just two minutes into the game, so had we ever considered the bus, this was directly out of the window. From time to time during the rest of the game, one heard the rumble of distant thunder, allowing us to wonder if another break would mean the game being abandoned, but all we actually got was a period of heavy rain after the break.

The home side scored midway through the first half, with an equalising header midway through the second

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May 14, 2018, 11:30 PM

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Location: South Birmingham
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Midland League 2 : Northfield Town 1 Coton Green 4. Admission £3; no programmes. Attendance : 36 (hc)

Less than four miles from home but I hadn't been here since May 1994 when I saw Meir KA win 3-0 in the Mid Comb Premier in front of a crowd of 77. On a beautiful sunny evening with a 7.15 kick-off, this was very pleasant indeed. Northfield have been rather left behind in the scramble to climb the pyramid due to their Allens Cross ground lacking floodlights but other than that, this is still a most presentable venue. Essentially three-sided due to cricket, there's plenty of cover with a seated stand and covered terrace at the near end and a few steps of terracing along the left side leading to another good sized cover. There's a very pronounced side to side slope across the cricket pitch down to Merritts Brook. All very homespun with not an atcost in sight.
The Shenley Lane club adjoins the ground and the bar was open at 7, just fizz available but the cider went down well at half-time. Programmes are usually produced but I wasn't really expecting one this evening and I wasn't disappointed. Three local-ish hoppers in attendance, none known to me though I did pick up that one of them was called Matt.
An enjoyable game of football ensued between two sides well down the table and the visitors were clearly the better side, scoring twice in each half with Northfield scoring last. I'd have to say that one or two of Northfield's players didn't look like regular athletes but at least their keeper kept the score down with some excellent stops.
Northfield station is a good yomp away but bus no 29 from Birmingham centre stops outside the ground.
As expected, we finished in chilly gloom but on the plus side, I was home within 8 minutes of the final whistle for a hearty bowl of Irish stew.

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May 15, 2018, 7:09 AM

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Marcliff Gloucestershire County League
True Clarity Pavilion
AEK Boco 0 Frampton United 1
F&N Attendance: 55 (official)

New tick in the warm evening sunshine at the edge of Longwell Green in Bristol. Elevated field surrounded by housing; a nice pavilion/clubhouse with a decent terrace, fully railed pitch and healthy crowd of locals and visitors.
Shame the game was so poor. Of a definitely lower standard than my other Glos League games this season, maybe I caught them both on a bad day.
Lot of effort for very little product from both teams, the ball continually being mis-controlled and passes going astray. The winner came from nowhere; a rare coordinated Frampton attack saw a glimmer of space created on the right side, a low pass across the box and a sweet side foot finish low into the corner on 76.
AEK did have a couple of chances one in particular that was cleared off the line but there was a general paucity of goal-mouth action all round.
Nice to get the tick and only 40 minutes drive home. Other highlight was a huge Thatchers-advertising hot air balloon that passed over the ground at about 30ft at the start of the second half.

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May 15, 2018, 7:30 AM

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Location: Longton, Stoke-on-Trent - Ar Bay a Brummie
Team(s): WBA, FC Saarbruecken, Brierley Hill Alliance (RIP)

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Loughborough 5-1 Thurnby Rangers

Leicestershire Senior League Division 1, f&n, att: 9(hc)

Not the easiest ground to find, go to Cotton Way and head over the bridge at the end, turn right (left is the rugby ground) and then take the track on the left which is like driving across the moon. Wonderfully ramshackle venue, with 3 lots of cover, 2 seated even though I wouldn't fancy sitting down....

Thurnby started much the better but somehow managed to go 2 down against the run of play, their heads dropped and were easily picked off after that.

Good to meet up with Simon from Long Eaton for the first time and we chewed the fat or even the many bugs that surrounded us on this pleasant sunny evening.

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May 15, 2018, 8:21 AM

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West Juniors Central League Division 1
St Rochs v Wishaw, 2-1, H.T. 1-1, Att 545 (Official), Admission £5, No Paper, Pie and Irn Bru £2.50
At James McGrory Park (aka Provanmill Park), Garngad

For the third day in a row I was treated to something very special. Following on from Cowden v Cove and Hibs v Rangers, it was a privilege to be present to witness St Rochs securing promotion from Central Division One.

To be honest I hadn’t fully realized the significance of the game when I decided to head through to Glasgow. I had worked out that the Candy, in their last game of the season, need to win to ensure they still had a chance of winning the League flag. However, I hadn’t twigged that a win would also guarantee promotion for them.

The official attendance was 545. Add in the wall-jumpers, weans and committee and it was probably around the 700 mark, including Lisbon Lion Bertie Auld who is a regular attender at St Rochs home games. Also quite a few of the West enthusiasts in attendance, including Yardley the dog. The home fans were in party mood with a massive amount of alcohol being consumed on the terraces but there wasn’t a hint of trouble or nastiness.

The two teams traded first half penalties to be level at the break. St Rochs won it with a goal early in the second half. It was a frantic match which Wishawe were also clearly desperate to win – they have ten games still to play and if they win the majority of them they will claim the last promotion spot. The final whistle was greeted with wild celebrations, fireworks going off over the ground and green smoke bombs pouring forth.

It’s impossible not to admire what St Rochs have achieved over the last few years ago. When I first went there 30 years ago they looked a dead cert to go defunct. Players outnumbered spectators. The ground was falling apart. Half of the pitch was grass, half was red blaes.

Today the ground is spic and span with more improvements imminent. The far side has been levelled and concreted, the enclosure behind the goal has been tidied up, and the clubhouse is immaculate. The Candy committee men have worked incredibly hard to produce a real community club – they know what the punters want and they deliver. Everything from the choice of pre-match music to the great array of St Rochs t-shirts and hats on sale, is spot on.

They have a fantastic level of community involvement. AS well as a womens team, over 35s and walking football, the clubhouse is open every day as a community café and every night for community use. St Rochs run homework clubs for local youngsters with volunteer teachers staffing them. They actively support the homeless and the local migrant communities.

Yes, it does all have a “Celticness” about it, but without a hint of sectarianism. Brilliant to see so many kinds there is Candy replica strips and other regalia. It is heartwarming to see the tweets from other clubs congratulating St Rochs on their promotion and wishing them well for the future.

(This post was edited by prorege on May 15, 2018, 8:22 AM)

Andy D
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May 15, 2018, 11:45 AM

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Location: Cheshire/Dorset
Team(s): 1874 Northwich, Forfar Athletic, Castleford RLFC, Lancashire CCC,

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Lostock Gralam 2 Egerton 1, Cheshire League Division 1, Att: 45, Admission/Prog: No

This was a strange evening. The visitors, from Knutsford, have a thriving junior set up, but it appears their open age team have little connection but appear to be a collection of imports, including former professional Dean Gorrie as well as having JLloyd Samuel on their books, although he didn't appear here. They also turned up with a TV crew in tow, apparently hired to record their last six games of the season. Despite being in with a chance of winning the league, they turned up with a scratch squad and those who did play didn't appear desperately interested, at least in the first half. Lostock, themselves in with chance of promotion if they win their last six games, scored within 45 seconds from a 45 yard free kick which looped over the keeper who was blinded by the low sun. They scored again after 15, Egerton scoring with a well taken free kick on the edge of the box just before the break. In the second period, Egerton showed a little more fight, winning and then missing a penalty with 10 minutes left. Lostock then had a man sent off for dissent and had to hang on at the end. The sending off was the final act of a bizarre refereeing performance, there were also maybe half a dozen other bookings for dissent and a number of odd decisions throughout the game which frustrated both teams and made the contest very niggly at times. An added element to the game was a group of Daten players who were somewhat "refreshed" from the adjacent pub, who were hoping for a draw which would have given them the title. They now need a result at Lostock next week unless Lostock drop points before then. Lostock's ground remains one of my favourite Cheshire League grounds, fully railed with a newish changing room/tea bar block, a small section of cover providing shelter. Parking was mostly in the ground around the pitch, rather than in the Slow & Easy car park.
* Edit * It has been announced on Twitter today that JLloyd Samuel has been killed in a car crash this morning at the age of 37. Sad news indeed.

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May 15, 2018, 5:46 PM

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

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NKF Burbage 4-0 Smithswood Firs
(Les James Challenge Cup Semi Final)

@ Barwell FC
Adm: £3
Prog: £1
Pin Badge: £3

Stayed local and watched NKF for the first time. After an even-ish first half it was 0-0. After the interval the hosts turned the screw and deservedly ran out winners. They face Fairfield Villa (I think) in the final @ Sutton Coldfield Town on Saturday.

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May 15, 2018, 6:52 PM

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Location: Bute and Argyll/Fleetwood

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St Rochs 2-1 Wishaw
Also at this one and a top night was had by all.St Rochs could never put daylight between them and Wishaw but they dug deep to get the three points.More a team of grafters than fancy passers but great to see the home support in such numbers.Everyone behind the scenes was welcoming and the DJ played some good stuff from his podium behind the goal.I think Prorege has ticked all the boxes with his report.There was a real buzz about the place.Met Bertie Auld at the end before heading west home on the M8.
Must pop along here again had four tower blocks next door the last time I called in...but they are long gone.

So Many Grounds....So little time!!

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May 15, 2018, 11:15 PM

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Birmingham League AFA

Muntz Hall, Tanworth-in-Arden

Secretary advised me that as they had already won the league there would be changes tonight. However the home side did enough to beat the visitors who missed several decent chances. Handsworth only had a bare 11 and a delayed start meant a shortened game.

Terrific venue in the countryside in village hall type setting. Pitch still soft in places explaining the fixture backlog.

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May 16, 2018, 10:57 PM

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Location: Reading
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Berks Trophy Centre Final (TVL-P League Cup)

MadStad (KO 19:00)

Reading YMCA 1-0 Cookham Dean

Admission : £5 + £0.50 prog

Attendance: no real idea guesstimate over 200

Directions/Facilities: only Lower West Stand open - car parks free.

Match: the almost all conquering YMCA grabbed thier 2nd Cup; to go with the M'head Norfolkians one that they'd won at Bracknell a couple of weeks back and the TVLP title they romped home in last week.

Tight affair and CD looking to take the Cup for the third successive Final were on top for long periods without seriously threatening. Only goal of the game 2nd Half - YM forward grabbed the ball after a misplaced pass in midfield - raced clear and chipped past advancing kp.

back home by 21:00

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May 17, 2018, 12:14 AM

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

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Somerset County League Division 1 West

Abbey Moor Stadium, Glastonbury

Glastonbury FC 2(1) Uphill Castle 3(1)

Yellow & Black Shirts / Black Shorts Maroon Shirts w Sky Blue Trim / Maroon Shorts

Attendance 46 (Headcount)

Admission £3 No Programmes Badge (purchased on eBay)

Pint of Cheddar Brewery, Gorge Best & Packet of Salted Nuts £4.30 Coffee £1

Attractive ground with great views. Glastonbury Tor just visible behind trees. Clubhouse bar serving serving hot and cold drinks (one hand pump). Covered standing area outside bar with small seated stand to the left of the half way line. Credit to the groundsman for keeping the pitch in excellent condition despite a number of Glastonbury teams playing on it week in week out.

Going into this game Castle needed a win to keep their promotion hopes alive and hope that Somerton slip up next Saturday. Glastonbury took a 16th minute lead when their #9 beat the offside trap before squaring the ball to his #10 to fire in. Seven minutes later Castle levelled #9 firing in from a right-side pass. Twelve minutes after the break Castle took the lead with a shot from inside the box. Glastonbury then levelled in three minutes later when their #4 put away a rebound at the back post following a left wing cross. Castle won the game with an own goal in the 82nd minute. They now need Nailsea to do them a favour on Saturday.

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May 17, 2018, 9:22 PM

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Location: birmingham
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Re: [buncranaboy] Monday 14th May 2018 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

The Matt was probably Matthew Dainty chairman of Paget Rangers .

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May 17, 2018, 11:30 PM

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Location: South Birmingham
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Youngish chap. Well, much younger than me anyway. Sadly 😐]

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May 18, 2018, 7:53 AM

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Yes probably about 35-40.Usually wears glasses.

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May 18, 2018, 8:31 AM

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July 1, 2018 to June 30,2019 = 158/ 131/ 27(You know my rules) @ 16 /01 /2019.(Only 13 x 0-0's).

Project TFTopTierUEFAGrounds2018/19. Clubs 712.Grounds (Variable).(Inc Summer Leagues 2019. TBC) .
Need - 110 ( 15.4%).


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