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Tuesday 11 September 2018


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Reserve Team Star

Sep 13, 2018, 11:15 PM

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Tadcaster Albion 4-0 Frickley Athletic

Northern Premier League Division 1 East, admission £8, programme available, cheesy chips £2.50, att: 231

Straight forward journey up and plenty of parking in the ground, many appeared to park at the brewery outside though. Large clubhouse on the near side with covered terrace next to it and open terrace in front, large gathering on the open terrace on a balmy late summer evening. There's a large seated stand behind the near goal and an small pre-fabricated seated stand behind the far goal.

Taddy blew Frickley away from the start and could have had many more, this form certainly belied their lowly league position. This was good stuff for step 4 and I'm sure they will finish nearer the top than the bottom by season's end. In contrast Frickley were much poorer than I expected and did leave large gaps at the back.

Smooth journey home, just a slight diversion through the countryside of South Yorkshire as the M18 / M1 junction was closed.

Also at Taddy. Was very impressed by the set up as a lot has been done since my last visit 4-5 seasons ago. Clubhouse is great with a kitchen serving tasty fodder. The pitch looked like a snooker table and is a perfect pitch to play on, except only one team played tonight as Taddy were first to every ball all night.Frickley were not at the races and the first three goals were very soft as a result of avoidable mistakes. But fair play to Taddy as in the second half didnt really give Frickley a sniff.
Probably the poorest Frickley display in the last 3 years.

Nice club , friendly people and really good hosts made this an enjoyable evening apart from the full time scoreline.

First Team Regular

Sep 14, 2018, 4:01 PM

Posts: 1278
Location: New Brighton or Hawarden (both in Wales)
Team(s): Warrington Town are #1, Leeds Utd, Stranraer, Matlock Tn, Warrington Wolves

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Re: [Andy D] Tuesday 11 September 2018 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Evo-Stik League Premier
Hyde United 0 Warrington Town 2
Admission pass, prog was £2 (decent effort)
Food and drinks on sale
Att 306

Two up inside 11 minutes Town dominated the opening exchanges and thereafter never looked like relinquishing that lead. A solid and professional team performance with all players working well together. Hyde could not live with us and started to lose their composure eventually, seeing one red and 3 or 4 yellow to Town's none.

A great old ground, cover all sides, some newer than other thanks to the Man City input a few years back (and why the seats/paintwork are all blue no doubt as the club had to change colours but are now back in traditional red)

As Andy said met up for a thirst quencher at the Brewery Tap in Lymm. Excellent as always

Chelsea Transfer Target

Sep 14, 2018, 9:00 PM

Posts: 4427
Location: Oxford
Team(s): Pompey

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Re: [Wiretown.Editor] Tuesday 11 September 2018 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Seeing a Tuesday night out at...

London County Cup 1st Round
Barking 3-2 Balham

Entry: £10
Attendance: headcount reached 60

A decent match all round. Balham improved in the second half after finding themselves three-down, and things got progressively more competitive and entertaining as it went on. The most impressive thing, however, was the level of respect shown by both sets of players and both benches towards the officials - quite a surprise as I’d previously heard horror stories from this part of east London and Essex, but tonight there was not whisper of disrespect anywhere to be heard, helping to make this a properly enjoyable evening out. I was also highly impressed by the covered terracing behind the near goal. I liked Balham’s kit, too - it reminded me of early-nineties era Torino offof Gazzetto Football Italia.

An enjoyable evening out in the smoke.

First Team Star

Sep 15, 2018, 11:26 AM

Posts: 1426
Location: Beside the Spinnaker Tower
Team(s): Hemel Hempstead Town FC, Trust Portsmouth FC and The Reds of Cincinnati

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Re: [oxpete] Tuesday 11 September 2018 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Holmer Green 3-1 Windsor (HEL)
- played at Watchet Lane, Holmer Green from 7.45pm

Att – 83 (official); Entry - £6; Prog - £1; Refreshment – none taken
Weather – for some reason it rained .. that fine drizzle stuff
Travel – A34, M4 and A404 in a good ninety .. back via M40, M25 and A3 .. and amazingly no road closures
Colours – all green for the Green .. all red, with those union jacks front and back, for the Royalists

Ref decided this one .. and it all happened in the run up to half time .. visitors 1 up after a strong individual attack punished the defence with perfect strike on 22 .. then they denied a further goal on 32, as offside declared from a defensive deflection and tap in near goal line not given, as ball hit net .. forward who tapped in got the worse of fall and stretchered off with ankle problem .. Windsor then went to sleep re-organising and the equaliser comes just before the break on 39 with good shot .. a visiting forward then gets a second yellow on 45+3 and marches off to the changing rooms .. so instead of 2 up with eleven players on pitch .. its 1-1 at the half and just the ten .. second half was inevitable as goals two (on 54) and three (on 76) went in .. even with a spirited showing given by Windsor .. not helped when another red shown to them in between goals on 65 .. so this one was in the bag for Holmer Green .. the Ref getting many a side line back chat from the visiting punters .. as the game was brought to an end.

Ground was well away from the Clubhouse, which had many a turn and room .. players walking out along track between barriers and healthy conifers, to find a flat pitch, which allowed access to just three sides .. some elevated putlog and galv sheet cover up the Clubhouse end .. a seated stand down the side .. dugouts opposite .. and not much else to report for this tree lined arena .. simple stuff .. but all you need for the Hellenic .. which allowed completion of the Premier league from my perspective in 18/19 .. Tongue

Grounds = 555, Leagues done = 12 (39 to go); Games (18/19) = 135; New Grounds (18/19) = 90; Goals (18/19) = 446; Ave goals/game = 3.30; Last new ground = May & Baker; Next = 2019/20.

(This post was edited by hemelhopper on Sep 15, 2018, 11:27 AM)

First Team Star

Sep 15, 2018, 10:55 PM

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

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Re: [hemelhopper] Tuesday 11 September 2018 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

International Friendly

Windsor Park

Northern Ireland 3(2) Israel 0(0)

Green Shirts / White Shorts White Shirts / Light Blue Shorts

Attendance 12,913

Admission £22 Programme £4

Drove down to Cairnryan from my hotel in Paisley and left my car at the ferry terminal and travelled as a foot passenger. Found my guest house before visiting the impressive but very touristy, Crown Liquor Saloon. Much had changed at Windsor Park since I last visited for a Linfield game some years ago. With the capacity now about 18,000, most of Northern Ireland's competitive games sell out so this friendly was an ideal opportunity to get to an international game. The Ulstermen are a much improved team in recent times and are currently ranked 66 places above visitors Israel. The rankings weren't wrong either with the hosts winning comfortably. They took the lead in the 13th minute with a fine strike by Steven Davis from a right wing corner. Just before half time my man of the match, Stuart Dallas half volleyed past the Israeli keeper from the right side of the box to double the lead. On 69 minutes it was three when the keeper could only parry a shot and sub Gavin Whyte fired in the rebound from close range.


Sep 16, 2018, 5:50 PM

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Location: Outer Cheltenhamshire
Team(s): Cheltenham Town

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Re: [R.S.Cavendish] Tuesday 11 September 2018 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Kosovo Superliga
KF Drenica Skenderaj 0-0 SC Gjilani
Admission €2. Attendance ~800. No Programme.

Report at International Hopping including Wednesday game;post=896372#last

Same report on facebook, with pictures

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First Team Star

Sep 16, 2018, 10:45 PM

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Location: Wiltshire

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Salisbury Hospital Cup - Downton 4-6 Laverstock & Ford (AET)

Downton were in front after only 7 mins, Sean Prentice whilst lying on the ground converting from 8 yards into the bottom left corner after Lavvy failed to clear. 2-0 after 16 mins, Kieran Mulcahy went to clear in the box, miskicked - Downton forward picks up the loose ball and scored from 12yds. Lavvy pulled one back 2 minutes later, Russ Jones dispossessed a Downton defender, rounded the keeper to score. A powerful Lavvy header from a freekick was excellently saved a minute later. Halftime 2-1.

On 57 mins it was 3-1, Downton in clearing their lines, spots the keeper way off his line and an accurate lob from 60yds finds the back of the net. However, within 15 mins Lavvy had the lead - first Graham Mankin headed home at the back post from a right wing cross, Archie Lovegrove equalised with a freekick low-driven into the bottom left hand corner and Russ Jones put Lavvy in front, put through the middle and beating the keeper to the ball to prod home. With 2 minutes to go, Downton equalised to make it 4-4 - a freekick swung in and a header at the back post. Lavvy nearly won it in injury time - a cross in and a header which hit the crossbar and bounced out.

Into Extra time - Downton came close with 2 efforts during the first period, but 2 further Russ Jones goals in the second period sealed the victory for Lavvy. There was still time for Downton to win a penalty, but the spotkick was saved by Alexis Aguer.

An excellent evenings entertainment.

First Team Star

Sep 17, 2018, 2:45 PM

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Location: Coventry
Team(s): Coventry City

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Re: [Mek] Tuesday 11 September 2018 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Northern Premier League East Division Cleethorpes Town 3 Sheffield 4 Admission £4 (concession) Programme sold out 50/50 draw £1 (this also sold out).

The Linden Club where Clee Town are situated is on the right as you head into Grimsby town centre and is not far from the A46 - the main road in from the west. This is an impressive set up with large amounts of car parking available behind the fenced off ground which is accessed by a single set of turnstiles. There is wide hard standing on all four sides here with three stands also provided - the entrance side which also features the dug outs is open standing for its entire length. As you enter there are portakabins on the right which house toilets, a board room and the changing rooms and nearby is a scoreboard. On the right immediately behind one goal is a shallow seated stand with four rows of seating , whilst on the far side is a similar size seated stand with an identical number of seats. At the town end is a small covered stand which features four rows of metal terracing; there are copious amounts of open standing between these areas. Wooden fencing has been installed to prevent viewing from outside but there are some areas it doesn't cover and here shrubbery predominates. There are three floodlight pylons on each side of the pitch. A smattering of groundhoppers were present in the sizeable attendance which witnessed a most unusual game; the first 38 minutes were pretty dire but then the game came to life with a surge of goals which went 1-0 39 minutes, 1-1 43 minutes, 1-2 45 minutes, 2-2 45 minutes 23 seconds, 3-2 48 minutes (so 5 goals in 9 minutes). Things returned to normality after that with Sheffield goals in the 67th and 81st minute clinching victory for the visitors. An entertaining night out slightly spoilt by two roads on the way back being closed, each necessitating lengthy diversions.

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First Team Sub

Sep 17, 2018, 10:29 PM

Posts: 950
Location: Newcastle/Salford/Wrexham
Team(s): Bolton Wanderers, local non-league teams

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Bamber Bridge 2-2 Buxton (0-2 HT) at Sir Tom Finney Stadium
Northern Premier League Premier Division
Admission: £6 (student), Programme: £1.50, Butter pie, chips + tea: £4.20
Attendance: 330

Rare trip up to the Preston area for me and Dad to watch this Northern Premier League clash between two sides who had a good start to the season, Brig being unbeaten in the league while Buxton were in the playoff places. The visitors got out of the blocks faster and went ahead in the 6th minute, Brad Roscoe backheeling the ball after a long throw which rebounded off the post and in. Brig would've levelled things up soon after if not for a last ditch clearance off the line but found themselves two down in the 20th minute. A defensive mistake inside the hosts half was capitalised on by Callum Chippendale who managed to get on the end of a ball before rounding the keeper and tapping into an empty net. Brig were perhaps a tad unlucky to be losing as they seemed to be about as good as Buxton, and continued to search for a way back into the match for the rest of the half, coming close when a low free kick was parried out for a corner with around 5 minutes left.

Both sides continued to be evenly matched in the second half with the two trying for the third goal of the match, leading to end to end play and both sides forcing a few saves from their opposing keepers. The game shifted when Brig won a penalty in the 83rd minute after a trip in the box, Ryan White's initial effort was kept out but he managed to score the rebound to halve the deficit. With the wind firmly in the hosts sails, they pressed for an equaliser but as the game drew closer to the final whistle it looked like their undefeated run would be coming to an end. However, in the last minute of added time, the hosts managed to win another penalty, again taken by White, and again saved but Chris Marlow pounced on the rebound to send the home fans into raptures.

Nice enough ground, one decent sized main stand, a stretch of covered terracing at the far end and uncovered terracing along the other sides. Clubhouse and tea bar is at the entrance end, serves usual stuff along with the local butter pie which was pretty tasty. Car park was full when I arrived but there's plenty of street parking nearby, Bamber Bridge train station is about a 15 minute walk away and the line goes behind the main stand. Programme was decent enough and just about worth the £1.50. Journey there and back was easy enough and back indoors just after 2230.

Grounds visited: 277
Last new ground: Lon Yr Ysgol (Caerwys)
Next planned fixture: Unsure

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