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JimG
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Feb 16, 2019, 4:51 PM

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Lochgilphead Red Star 2 - 2 Campbeltown Pupils (HT 2-0)

SAFA Premier League 1, Ropework Park. F & N

Entertaining and hard fought game on heavy pitch producing a fairly even first half with bottom of the table Lochgilphead just edging it with two goals, the second was an own goal, a desperate clearance attempt that was blasted into his own net, but to be fair if he hadn't attempted it, it would have been a simple tap in for the Lochgilphead forward.

You just knew Campbeltown would come out fighting after the break and they scored within 3 mins, with a dreadful mix up between the centre half and goalkeeper who seemed to leave it to each other with Campbeltown forward nipping in to slot the ball home. It was pretty much one way after that a second coming just after the hour. A third seemed inevitable, but it never came, in fact the last 10 mins Lochgilphead found their game again and it could have gone either way. Draw was a fair result but both teams really need the points.

A crowd of maybe 70 (rough headcount) largest crowd I've seen here for what is classed as a derby in these parts, Campbeltown being just 50 miles down the Kintyre peninsular! Probably the majority from Campbeltown, enough to bring a visit from the local constabulary, not that there was any sign of trouble.

14.00 kick off, with 10 mins for half time, the game finished bang on 3.40, just how it should be.


kirby knitters
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Feb 16, 2019, 5:33 PM

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MFL 1.
Leicester Road 1 Brocton 2.
In £6.
Prog £2
Att 54 h/c
Carling £3.50.
A bad day at the office for the LE 10 Knitters, never got really going and though we thought they had got back into game with an equaliser midway through the 2nd half the Stafford visitors regained the lead within a minute and never looked back


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noprogs
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Feb 16, 2019, 5:50 PM

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Kiveton Park 3 Millmoor Juniors 0
Sheffield County Senior League
Programme (with free coffee !) £1


Straightforward victory for the hosts who should have won a lot more comfortably, squandering numerous chances mainly through over elaboration or holding onto the ball too long.
They were two up at the break and Millmoor, bottom of the division without a point, tried hard but never threatened the home goal.
A very friendly club with ambitions and better than many facilities in this league, including an excellent cafe, from where I partook a superb home baked slab of Bakewell Tart.


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bluearmybob
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Feb 16, 2019, 5:56 PM

Posts: 1034
Location: Ipswich.The Capital Town of Suffolk.
Team(s): Ipswich Town FC since April 11th 1966.Groundhopping since January 28th 1989

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Season ticket duty at Portman Rd. KO 3.00pm.


Sky Bet Championship.


IPSWICH TOWN 1 (0) v (1) STOKE CITY 1


Scorers.


Home. W Keane (90+2)


Away. J McClean (42)


Admission by season ticket. Programme £3. Attendance 15,924. Away Fans 1,138.



GROUNDS VISITED.(382) NEW GROUNDS THIS SEASON 2019/20. (13)
GAMES THIS SEASON 2019/20. (23)
GAMES SINCE LAST 0-0. Ipswich Town v Wycombe Wanderers. 26/11/19. (2) BEST RUN OF NOT SEEING A 0-0. (61)
LEAGUES COMPLETED. Championship. League 1. Isthmian League North. ECL Premier Division. ECL Division 1 North. SCEFL Premier Division.
FOOTBALL SEEN IN:Bulgaria,Czech Republic,England,France,Greece,Guensey,Holland,Scotland,Switzerland,Turkey & Wales.




stingray
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Feb 16, 2019, 6:20 PM

Posts: 2169
Location: Leighton Buzzard
Team(s): Step 4/5 local sides

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South Midlands Premier
CRAWLEY GREEN 2-1 NORTH GREENFORD UNITED
Attendance included another visitation from the CG under-whatevers, some of whom thankfully left after half time
Usual expenses

No programmes available on the gate, but thankfully one became free in the "clubhouse". A bit of a turgid first half with North Greenford taking the lead with a penalty exactly half way through which was most certainly NOT taken from exactly on the spot. CG equalised with one of their own half way through the second half and a slight improvement saw them grab the winner with four minutes of normal time left before the referee decided to add seven minutes of added time which thankfully North Greenford couldn't take advantage of.



2019/20 stats

58 goals in 16 games
£161.15 spent


Dribble!
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Feb 16, 2019, 6:31 PM

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Location: Ipswich
Team(s): Ipswich Town

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Also at Ipswich - Stoke City


Still bottom but team giving 100% and support right behind them



Last New ground; Benhall St Mary, Games in 2019/20 Season; 61, New Grounds this Season; 30, Next scheduled game: Ipswich Town v Coventry City - FAC (10/12/19)
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osborne
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Feb 16, 2019, 6:33 PM

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Location: NW Leicestershire
Team(s): Arnold Town/ Loughborough Dynamo

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Selston 4 Radford 0 East Midlands Counties League.
Admission £5/£2.50
Tea 50p!
Programme £1
I've not been to The Parish Ground for at least 10 years and this fixture between 2nd and 3rd attracted me. The ground has changed quite a lot with seats and cover on the far side and hard standing around 2 sides of the ground. The ground is floodlit but the cricket side of the ground means no spectators. The first 30 minutes were very poor but then the game came to light. A Radford player was accused of cheating to gain a freekick and this motivated Selston who scored 2 quick goals. The second half was more end to end but Radford lacked a cutting edge and the home side added two more goals from breaks. This result will send a message of intent to the rest of the league but I think this rules out Radford for the title. What was noticeable was the fact the game was played to a conclusion without the floodlights being used.


barcud-coch
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Feb 16, 2019, 6:54 PM

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Four Crosses 3 Hay St Mary’s 1

Foxon Manor: MMP with Norman Lloyd Mid Wales League Second Division

This afternoon’s fixture provided a first visit to Foxon Manor for just over six years. On that occasion, Hay St Mary’s were also the visitors for a Central Wales Challenge Cup tie against their then higher-graded Montgomeryshire hosts. The Saints came back from trailing 2-0 at the interval that particular January afternoon to run out 3-2 victors in extra-time courtesy of two goals from player/manager Tom Weaver. Four Crosses ground has not really changed a great deal over the course of the intervening period as it is a relatively modern facility with the former Llanymynech Rovers relocating to the village in 1997. The pitch is fully railed and has a small seated stand on one side of the ground, situated behind a relatively modern housing estate, and the changing rooms are located in a building found in the one corner of the facility. It appears the stand has been extended to provide a covered area for those spectators wishing to stand under cover. Four Crosses came into this afternoon’s fixture in mid-table in the MMP with Norman Lloyd Mid wales League Second Division but with a number of games in hand on the teams above them. The Montgomeryshire outfit still harboured hopes of achieving promotion this season and faced one of their promotion rivals today. Four Crosses came into the match having caused an upset on Wednesday evening by defeating higher-graded Welshpool Town 3-0 on their own Maesydre ground. Hay St Mary’s have enjoyed a good run of form in the league following an inconsistent opening month to the current campaign. The Breconshire club could potentially move to the head of the Second Division if they won all of their games in hand on leaders Montgomery Town and are due to travel to Clostanymur next weekend for a key fixture. The Saints saw their Central Wales Challenge Cup hopes ended last Saturday by local rivals Builth Wells in a narrow 1-0 reverse on the Lant Field. Four Crosses were attempting to complete a double over their visitors after having enjoyed a 5-2 win in the reverse fixture at Forest Road on the opening day of the season.

The hosts made a strong start to the game of the day in the MMP with Norman Lloyd Mid Wales League Second Division as they headed narrowly wide of the far post from a second minute corner. Jack Biggs responded with a hopeful effort from nearly 30 yards that flew over the Four Crosses crossbar and the Saints broke down the right flank in the tenth minute but Matty Tong was unable to control Adi Lawford's cross into the danger area. The Montgomeryshire men finally broke the deadlock in the 21st minute when a corner from the right was flicked on and Ben Simms found himself in space at the far post and applied a first-time finish that squeezed inside Tom Bevan's upright. Matty Tong found himself in on goal four minutes later but gave a home defender enough time to apply a block as he transferred the ball on to his left foot to strike on goal. Four Crosses doubled their advantage on the half-hour mark when the Saints' defence failed to clear the bouncing ball from their penalty area and a cross back from the byline into the danger area was forced over the line by Janie Evans from close range. The Foxon Manor club added a third goal in the 37th minute, having begun to dominate the midfield battle, when Evans ran on to a well-timed through ball before sliding it past Tom Bevan in the Hay St Mary's goal. Four Crosses came close to scoring again six minutes after the interval but headed over at the far post from an early second-half corner and a home striker blazed an effort over the crossbar when through on goal on the hour. The Saints pulled a goal back three minutes later when a Four Crosses defender was the last player to touch the ball before crossing the line from a corner. Greg Preece was played through on goal in the 74th minute but saw his chipped effort denied by the host's custodian before Tom Bevan was forced to parry a strong drive seven minutes later. Hay St Mary's nearly scored again in the 84th minute but a home defender cleared the ball off the line after a deflection off a team mate had beaten the Four Crosses goalkeeper. Bevan made a smart save five minutes later to block an onrushing opponent through on goal before Jack Biggs headed over the home crossbar from a stoppage time corner. It was to prove a disappointing day for the visitors but meant that the Montgomeryshire club still remained in eh promotion picture with nine league matches remaining this season.

2018/19 Statistics
Goals: 633
Match: 137
New Grounds: 15


HantsLondoner
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Feb 16, 2019, 7:01 PM

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Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg

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National League

Eastleigh 2 Braintree T. 1

admission £15/£12 programme £1 attendance 2120 (looked less)
9th v 24th
Eventful game at the Silverlake today as the home team, two up after 17 mins, ended up hanging on for the last half-hour after three injuries and a red card.
The Spitfires started well and the hard-working Zebroski fired an early chance wide, Johnson's 7th minute injury meant a tactical switch from wing-backs to a back four. But they took the lead on 13 mins as a corner was headed in by McCallum (the linesman overruled the ref on the corner). A good move four mins later led to another corner and another header by McCallum for his second. At this stage an easy win against the bottom team looked likely, but Eastleigh don't do those. A misplaced pass gave the visitors their first chance as Morton ran clear, but keeper Southwood blocked his shot. James then had a decent header cleared, then the Iron were awarded a penalty as a forward ran clear and Southwood, for some reason, went in with his feet and the forward fell. Southwood made amends with an excellent save from Moreton's penalty. Soon after a bad collision between Eastleigh's Yeates and Braintree's Atkinson, as both slid in, had both benches screaming for a card. In the event, only Yeates got a yellow. McCallum then missed two chances for the home team before the visitors pulled a goal back on 42 mins - a good ball across from the left and a superb volley by James into the corner of the net. Southwood had to block again from Morton, who got clear again before half time, score 2-1.
McCallum was injured and replaced at the break, leaving Zebroski in his own up front, The home team had a couple of chances, sub McKnight's header and Zebroski's shot from an angle both well saved by Killip. But the game change on 61 mins as Miley made an ill-advised tackle in midfield and received a second yellow card. All in all six Eastleigh players saw cards from an inconsistent ref. The home team had to shoe character and defend for most of the remainder of the game, which they did so bravely. The Iron had a few chances - Henry sowed good feet and went close, James was also off-target, Atkinson had a header cleared off the line, and sub Borg shot just over - but the home team held firm and also extended the lead near the end when Jones showed great skill to beat his man, but Killip made the save.
A narrow win for the hosts, who showed great character to win and edge even nearer to the playoffs after their fourth win in a row (only goal difference now). Injuries must be a concern , though, as the midweek games kick in soon, and the strength of their overall squad is probably a concern.



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Digdagdog
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Feb 16, 2019, 7:10 PM

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

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Evo-Stik Southern One South
infiLED Arena
Melksham Town 2 Blackfield & Langley 3
Admission: S/T Paper available Attendance: 406

Another home defeat in 2019 but this was not a performance devoid of effort. This was a pretty good game all round, the visitors topping the table and another good crowd.
We started the brighter of the two and took the game to the visitors, Matty Smith converting on 12 after good work by Plummer. We looked comfortable with the visitors disjointed and squabbling amongst themselves.
In typical Melksham style we spoilt all the good work with 5 minutes of madness. First Cooper inexplicably shoved a visitor into the hoardings when he could have just ushered the ball out. The free kick was whipped over and poked home by Gunson on 38. We then gave away an unnecessary free kick on the edge of the area on 42 and Olumuyiwa smashed it past Behcut for a beauty. Straight from the re-start, we lost possession and a lightning run and cross was headed across the goal to Nolan standing on his own to stroke it in on 43.
There was still time for Plummer to get shoved over in the box and for Davies to put away the penalty on 45+2. HT 2-3.
Second half, it was all the home side. We created several gilt-edged chances but just couldn't finish. Ballinger, Davies and Smith all tried but failed and the visitors had to work hard. All to no avail; a good overall performance (apart from between 38 and 43) and the home crowd were satisfied. I think Yate will win the title; a mate overheard a B&L official saying they didn't want promotion because of the money and the ground requirements.



2018-19 Games: 166 Goals: 611 GPG: 3.68 New Grounds: 96
2019-20 Games: 93 Goals: 366 GPG: 3.94 New Grounds: 51


pokal02
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Feb 16, 2019, 7:28 PM

Posts: 2325
Location: Cockfosters
Team(s): Barnet, Cockfosters, Truro City, Udinese

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Solihull Moors 2-2 Barnet
NL
Adm £13 Prog £3 Coffee £1 Att 1747


A neat opening by Bees down the right resulting in a goal after 3 mins and an upset was on the cards. The rest of the half was an aerial bombardment from Mors with Bees riding their luck at times. They broke away on 57 mins to add a second with a nice finish from Coulthirst - just when it looked comfortable, a very harsh 2nd yellow for midfielder Charles left them short in numbers - two 'route 1' goals duly arriving on 75 and 90+4 (of 6).

Small ground by NL standards, one main stand and a couple of smaller jobbies, cover behind each goal, portakabins everywhere (only one tiny snack bar inside the ground). Not sure what League 2 will make of it next season.

Given the other results, the draw not too bad for Moors but pushes Bees nearer the trapdoor.


pinewoodste
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Feb 16, 2019, 7:28 PM

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Location: Ipswich
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I drove to Bury St Edmunds & parked in the fairly packed car park by Bury Town FC. I visited a couple of art galleries & had a brief wander round this lovely town. A nice market where I might well have bought a German Sausage if I hadn’t eaten before departing. There was also a protest/demonstration to do with ‘Rebel for life’ & ‘extinction rebellion.’

I then drove to watch:

Suffolk Primary Cup Cup Quarter-Final
Bedricks Worth 4 (39 seconds, 37, 82 & 92+)
Carlton Colville Town 2 (17 & 80)
KO; 14:00 Att: 29 h/c Cost: Free Saw no progs

Venue: Oaks Road, Bury St Edmunds
No car park so I had to park a few minutes walk away. The playing field is enclosed by 2 & 3 bar wooden fence with see through wire infill. Behind one goal is fairly wide grass area including a kids play area with a few trees. Behind wooden fence is the constant noise of the A14. Until a few years ago there was no fence. Across road I was surprised to just make out the trains. Also across road are large retail buildings. Far side has fairly narrow grass area & over the fence is grass area including a wooden bench on the half-way line & then a wood. Other goal has grass area either side of fence & then a row of houses. The near side has fairly wide grass area which is very wide in other half. For nearly half is a road which curves round with houses across the road. Towards other corner are a row of houses. In corner is a dark green metal container for the changing rooms.

Match: 1st out of 11 (13-0-0, 59-15) in Touchline Suffolk & Ipswich League Division 3 (v) 2nd out of 11 (15-1-1, 58-12, won all 9 away, Celt Rangers are top with a crazy goal difference) in Lowestoft & District League Division 2.

Fairly dull & cloudy. The scarf went on after a few minutes followed by the fingerless gloves later in the 1st half & came off late in the game. It was chilly most of the game with a gentle breeze at times.

In no time at all BW were ahead. It was a bit of a surprise that CC equalised with a header from the long throw specialist. BW re-took the lead then a header from a corner went wide on 41mins. A minute later the gk used his foot & BW should’ve scored but shot was weak & defender had no trouble blocking the effort. Shots 10-2.

H/t lasted just over 8mins. On 66mins the game was stopped as a stupid young woman was running after her dog which went under a gate & ran on the pitch. Luckily for her people pitchside got the dog which she had no chance of doing. Low key 2nd half with BW dominating possession but not looking like scoring until a header was headed off the line on 71mins. On 76mins a free kick was struck with the gk getting a fingertip & the ball skimming the bar. A travesty when BW couldn’t clear the ball & CC equalised with their first shot since they last scored. Back came BW with an effort which gk palmed over & from the corner the ball was blocked but the rebound gave BW the lead for a third time, 116 seconds after CC scored. A good solo effort saw BW finally clinch the tie. Shots 12-2.

With slightly milder feeling temperatures in the last two days & a spell of dry weather I would’ve contemplated going slightly further away but this was a local county cup game I wanted to see. This was at a ground I’d try to see a game at a few years ago but it was switched to a different venue which we still went to.

I got a quick response confirming the game on this morning although original reply was the annoying ‘who is this’. A few more texts followed & he found me at the game & we had a good little chat just before CC equalised for the 2nd time.


Atavistic
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Feb 16, 2019, 7:45 PM

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NOT NON-LEAGUE:

League 1
Charlton Athletic 0 Blackpool 0

Admission: £5 ("Football for a Fiver" offer), Programme: £3
Attendance: 17,267 (563 away fans)

Complete and utter dross. Just four shots on target in the entire 90 minutes, and nothing else of note other than the fact that Blackpool started time-wasting after an hour. I'd be much more annoyed if I'd paid more than a fiver for this game though.

Interestingly, I also saw a 0-0 on this weekend last year (between Abbey Rangers and Epsom & Ewell), so there's obviously something about the third weekend of February that jinxes me into seeing awful football matches.



2019/20 stats (including Pre-Season):

New Grounds: 19 (Most Recent: Marlow)
Games: 28
Goals: 96
Goals Per Game (to 2 dp): 3.43
0-0s: 1

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Bigaitch
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Feb 16, 2019, 7:48 PM

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Location: Darn sarff
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Wroxham 0 Haverhill Rovers 0
Thurlow Nunn Prem. Att: 175
Admission £7 Programme £1 32 pages, Barnes Print , well produced and all you need.

How this remained goal less I will never know and it will remain a huge mystery. Although Wroxham enjoyed the majority of possession, it was Rovers who came closest with the home keeper making some very good saves and the visitors being prolifigate in front of goal.
The hosts as I say had lots of possession but the final ball frequently let them down, and the Haverhill defence were very good and closing them down and getting bodies in the way. Wroxham thought they may have nicked it late on when the otherwise very good visiting keeper, who was only 16 years old dropped a free kick but gathered the ball behind him.
In the end, a decent match between two well organised and decent sides that only really lacked a goal.
Trafford Park is a good set up for this level with a low slung 160 seat stand on one side and a covered metal terrace behind one goal with the rest being hard standing. The pitch led me to query if I had been drinking when I went in, as there is some slope on it, going across the pitch.
Friendly locals, decent ground, decent game = good day out.


Tim
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Feb 16, 2019, 8:02 PM

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Parson Street Old Boys 3 Ridings High 2 (Bristol & Suburban League Premier 2) Att: 6 h/c f&n

Rendezvous with Ciderjon for more fun in Bristol, and the Street started well against their bottom of the table visitors, but couldn't score. They went a goal behind, had a couple of good penalty shouts turned down before a third successful shout: they missed it. It didn't matter for they were well in charge in the second half and victory was secured with time to spare. Ridings High looked pretty useful for bottom of the table. All in all, a good quality game, but it has to be said that the referee was terrible - both sides would agree, I am sure.

Home is South Liberty Lane in Ashton Vale, in the shadow of Ashton Gate and in the vicinity of the Bedminster collieries. No trace of the area's mining heritage remains, and now the area is one giant trading estate, with the ground attached to an indoor bowls centre. There are two pitches, both on the small side, and it's a tight fit, leaving no room for any football furniture, other than a bench which could have accomodated most of the crowd. Most enjoyable on a very spring-like afternoon.


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Dave 56
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Feb 16, 2019, 8:03 PM

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West Midlands Division 2. KO 14:00. (F&N). Crowd 29.

Church Stretton 0 v 3 Gornal Colts

Another day out on the train and a pre match pint in the Stretton Ale House. Scenic venue, part railed and a club house selling refreshments situated behind the goal. The match was 2nd v 3rd.

The home side were on top from the start but conceded against the run of play on 21 minutes. The remainder of the half was fairly even with the home side just having the edge but missing good chances.

On 61 minutes the referee awarded the visitors a penalty which they duly converted and they clinched the points in the 81st minute, with their third. Both teams played some good football but Stretton will rue those missed chances.

Match spent in the enjoyable company of Macky of this forum. Whiled away half an hour after the game in the nearby antique centre, kept moving in case they were stock taking!!


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paulh66
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Feb 16, 2019, 8:12 PM

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

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League 2
Cambridge 0-0 Tranmere
Att 4,872 inc 629 in the away end
Adm £16 + 50p booking fee, print at home ticket for home terrace (£4 cheaper than a seat in the away end)
Prog £3

Plenty of effort by both sides but we could still be playing now without a goal and few would argue with the result. A couple of good saves by Davies in the Rovers goal in the first half, a great chance fluffed by Norwood in the second, and that was about it in terms of chances. Rovers generally solid at the back but, with several new signings still bedding in, a bit disjointed going forward. Cambridge came into this bang in form so a fully-merited away point isn't to be sniffed at, though it does little for our chances of sneaking into the playoffs (a year too early to be dreaming of promotion anyway, imho).


nervous rec
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Feb 16, 2019, 8:30 PM

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Location: Farnborough, Hants
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Bristol Telephones 3 Portishead Town 1
Western League Division 1
Admission £5 Programme £1

Parking at the ground behind one goal, the side to the left is tree lined, and houses the dugouts with uncovered terracing between, while on the side to the right is a covered stand holding two rows of seats, with room for standing behind. This side is enclosed by a fence with the rugby pitch behind. Behind the far goal at present there is uncovered standing, however the metal frame work of a stand is in place. At the far end of the rugby pitch is, I believe, Cutters Friday’s ground, while behind the tree lined side is Stockwood Wanderers ground who were at home today to Fry Club in a Somerset League match with a 2.30 kick off, so I watched the first 15 minutes or so of a very entertaining game. Fry scored just as I was about to leave, and it sounded as though they had scored a second by the time I reached The Phones’ pay box. Stockwood’s ground was railed off on all 4 sides, with no cover or hard standing. Nobody was taking admission, and I saw no programmes. In the Phones game, Portishead scored half way through the first half, with the Phones equalising 5 minutes before half time. After an even start to the second half, the home side took the lead, and added another 15 minutes from time which knocked the stuffing out of Portishead, and The Phones dominated the closing stages without extending their lead further. The win still leaves the home side 4 points adrift at the bottom of the table, so after installing a stand and building a pay block to enable them to gain promotion, it would appear that their position in the higher league will only last 2 years, and should they be relegated at the end of the season, will they rejoin the Gloucester Senior League, or join their neighbours in the Somerset League.



Divisions completed: SW Peninsula League Premier Division West, Welsh Premier League, JD Cymru South Division, JD Cyrmu North, Airtricity Irish Premier, Gibraltar Divisions 1 & 2



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Hawick Royal Albert 0 Easthouses Lily 4 (HT 0-1)
East of Scotland League, Conference A (2.30pm kick-off)
Admission £5
Programme £2 (12pp, glossy, but very overpriced)
Attendance 32 (h/c - I doubt there were more than 20 paying customers)
Peppery bridie £1.30, tea (in a mug) 70p, tray bake cake 30p (from the main stand club room kitchen)


As the locals reckoned he has several times this season, goalkeeper Craig Saunders spared struggling Royal Albert a heavier defeat. He saved penalties in the 40th (from Danny Taylor) and 89th (denying Ally Elliot a hat-trick) minutes. The hosts, playing against a strong wind, were actually the better team in the second half. A four-goal margin of victory seriously flattered Easthouses. Desperately short of confidence, Royal Albert didn't, however, force a serious save from the opposition goalkeeper until the first minute of second half stoppage time. Decent entertainment on a cloudy, cold afternoon, but the quality of the football was dire. Even my wife, only an occasional football spectator, was surprised by the eye-popping inability to retain possession. Neither team would look out of place in the lower reaches of the bottom division of northern England's Northern Counties East or North West Counties leagues.

An obvious foul on Elliot gave Taylor an opportunity to give Easthouses the lead with a 29th-minute penalty. Saunders palmed away Taylor's second spot-kick 11 minutes later. Justice, really, because it was awarded for a blatant dive. I felt a bit sorry for the young referee, Ryan Lee, because his assistants were provided by the two clubs. All they did - or, possibly, all they were asked to do - was flag for ball out. Royal Albert (named after a ship, apparently) were far better after the break. At least they played with a semblance of method. They looked too scared to shoot, though, and Elliot punished them in the 80th minute when he doubled Easthouse's lead. It was a classic winger's goal. Elliot outpaced his marker down the left wing before cutting inside to fire a low, angled drive across Saunders into the far bottom corner. One could tell from his celebration how much he enjoyed the goal! Four minutes later, Elliot reacted quickest to a Saunders parry to force home a loose ball from 10 yards. Elliot fancied a hat-trick from the visitors' third penalty, a minute from the end of normal time, but Saunders outwitted him. Then, in the second minute of stoppage time, Lily substitute Paul McDermott spotted Saunders off his line and floated in a beauty from 45 yards. The referee blew the final whistle as Royal Albert restarted.

Hawick Royal Albert, founded in 1947, have played at Albert Park - formerly waste land - since 1963. A club stalwart to whom I chatted before the match told me he played for Royal Albert in their first season at the ground. It's at least a mile northeast of the grey town centre. Passing abandoned textile mills, head along Mansfield Road, alongside the Teviot, a river prone to bursting its banks, and keep going beyond Hawick Rugby Union Club's Mansfield Park ground. After Albert Park, the road reaches a recycling centre before petering out at a local authority works depot. Not pretty! The kick-and-clappers were also at home this afternoon. So much for the Scottish Borders being a rugby union hotbed: there cannot have been 250 spectators watching Hawick and Stirling County (31-27) in a quarter-final of the Scottish Cup. I've been to 20-plus Scottish rugby union club grounds, and it's obvious hardly anybody watches the sport at this level.

The aforementioned Royal Albert stalwart - he put up the nets and is responsible for donning waders and fishing stray footballs out of the fast-flowing Teviot - kindly gave me a tour of Albert Park's sole stand. Its traditional layout sees the dressing rooms on the ground floor and the club room/bar above. Lots of interesting memorabilia on the walls of the latter. It includes programmes and pennants from Scottish Cup ties with Berwick Rangers, Elgin City and St Johnstone. Downstairs, there's a laundry room. I was told it's cheaper for the club to do their own washing and ironing. Marks on a wall inside the players' entrance indicate levels reached by several previous Teviot floods. The 2005 level was almost as high as me, and I'm 6ft 1in. Royal Albert can no longer obtain insurance. The stand has bench seats either side of a central players tunnel. The directors box, above the tunnel, has seats that look as though they've been rescued from an art deco cinema. Albert Park's other three sides - grass or grass banking - are unused, though one can wander at will. The ground does have floodlights. Until 1969, the famous Waverley Route railway line perched on a tall embankment - now hidden by conifers - opposite the main stand.

It must be miserable at Hawick Royal Albert just now. Certainly lots of long faces today. Having been relegated from the Lowland League last season, and lost all but two of their 2017-18 squad, Royal Albert are struggling again. Indeed, despite Saunders' heroics, more than a hundred goals have been conceded. The manager (gets £100 a week, I learned) and all the players are from Edinburgh, where they train. Only two of the squad are paid and then only on two occasions: just before Christmas and at the end of the season. The rest receive travelling expenses. I was told Hawick United, one of four Border Amateur League clubs in the town, will move in and merge with Royal Albert next season. Can the local footballers really be any worse than those coming down from the capital? Not on this evidence, surely.


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Thrapston Town 0-4 Aylestone Park
United Counties 1st Division


The visitors were forced into an early sub due to a 1st minute injury to one of their players. However, they soon settled into their stride and should have been further ahead than the two goal advantage they had at the break. Thrapston made more of a contest of it in the second half, having more of the ball and creating several chances. They hit the post forced a couple of saves. However, on the break Aylestone should have exteded their lead further, one effort with three players against the goalkeeper was one to forget. They did, however, add two late goals as Thrapston tired at the end.

Only a small carpark at the ground, but no problem on nearby streets. Hardstanding on both ends, with one side out of bounds due to cricket. The other side has the dugouts and cover, three small seated stands and one standing. On the opposite side of the cricket square is a second pitch, which looks as though at one time was railed down one side. Separate bar and changing room blocks on the near side, both of which look fairly new. To get to the tea bar you do have to go past the signs saying players and officals only. It's also got a very small and low severing hatch - but the tea was good.


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Warning - non non league

League One
Oxford United 0-1 Peterborough United

Entry: £24 in the away end
Attendance: 6,491

A poor match, going a long way to illustrate quite why both these sides are struggling at the moment - Oxford with just two league wins in their last thirteen, and today being only Peterborough's third league win in thirteen. The only bright point seemed to be the quality of the singing from the Peterborough fans, who kept the noise up for much of the afternoon - their 'Scoring Goals' song is very addictive!

Oxford's fans, meanwhile, were very quiet. This was not helped by further issues with their young and colourful Oxford Ultras group, who earlier this past week announced that they were planning to bring their display of flags and banners to a close at the end of this season for several reasons. It now seems that someone further up the hierarchy ladder has taken that decision out of the Ultras' hands - when the group turned up at their usual time this morning to begin hanging their banners along the back of the East Stand, they were refused entry by stadium staff. As a result, the back wall of the stand remained as bare concrete during the match, apart from one small yellow and blue 'Ultras' flag, symbolically hung upside down to show the growing disenchantment of the home fans towards their unpopular Thai chairman. The Ultras had previously hung their flags upside down (I think at the Barnsley match?) as a way of expressing their displeasure of the off-field situation without taking away from their support for the players on the pitch - and when Tigger finally looked up the meaning of this in his Collins Gem pocket dictionary, he took huge offence at this apparent slur. I'm going to presume that today's refusal to allow the flags into the ground is a very deliberate statement from those above.


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ALLSCOTT FC U21 (0) 1 SUTTON COLDFELD U21 (1) 1 Midland League U21 West.No admission or programme.Att; 35.KO 10-05am.Listed as a 10-30 KO but for some reason started 25 minutes early.A lot of work has gone into the ground which is fully railed with hard standing on 2 sides.There is now a small shelter next to the tea room and new fencing on parts of the ground.There is also a new turnstile.Sutton scored first with Allscott equalizing near the end.TEAM DUDLEY (2) 4 NEWPORT TOWN (1) 2 WML Division 1.Admission £2 /£1 with programme.Att: 20 Spectators allowed on just the one touchline inside the cage.Small 50 seats stand.Dudley managed by ex Wolves player Lee Mills were on top throughout against a Newport team of players probably passed their best with several of the team in their late 30s.


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Tividale 1 Malvern 1 Att - 115 h/c

Decent game Malvern took the lead but we're pegged back 9 mind later. All on my blog now

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Evo-Stik Southern One South
infiLED Arena
Melksham Town 2 Blackfield & Langley 3
Admission: S/T Paper available Attendance: 406

Another home defeat in 2019 but this was not a performance devoid of effort. This was a pretty good game all round, the visitors topping the table and another good crowd.
We started the brighter of the two and took the game to the visitors, Matty Smith converting on 12 after good work by Plummer. We looked comfortable with the visitors disjointed and squabbling amongst themselves.
In typical Melksham style we spoilt all the good work with 5 minutes of madness. First Cooper inexplicably shoved a visitor into the hoardings when he could have just ushered the ball out. The free kick was whipped over and poked home by Gunson on 38. We then gave away an unnecessary free kick on the edge of the area on 42 and Olumuyiwa smashed it past Behcut for a beauty. Straight from the re-start, we lost possession and a lightning run and cross was headed across the goal to Nolan standing on his own to stroke it in on 43.
There was still time for Plummer to get shoved over in the box and for Davies to put away the penalty on 45+2. HT 2-3.
Second half, it was all the home side. We created several gilt-edged chances but just couldn't finish. Ballinger, Davies and Smith all tried but failed and the visitors had to work hard. All to no avail; a good overall performance (apart from between 38 and 43) and the home crowd were satisfied. I think Yate will win the title; a mate overheard a B&L official saying they didn't want promotion because of the money and the ground requirements.


Also at this one. Could I borrow your rose coloured specs for a while please, so that I can try and see the match the way you did?

Through my neutral coloured specs, I saw a nasty, petty game between two teams who spent most of the 90 minutes diving, rolling around in agony after not being tackled, arguing with the Ref over EVERY decision that didn’t go their way, and brandishing imaginary card in the Refs face if their opponents just gave them a dirty look.

Such a shame really, as every time a brief spell of football broke out, it was really good. You can see why B & L are top of the table as most of their approach play was excellent.

And as for Plummer’s dive for your penalty, it was just laughable. Easily the best dive I have seen this season, and it was no wonder the B & L players harangued the poor Ref who fell for it.

Admission for us grockles was £6, the excellent programme a further £1 and team sheets were free.


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Started off at

Northern Alliance Division Two
Willington Quay Saints 1 Whitburn & Cleadon 2
No admission or prog, club was open
Att. 20


Decent enough standard. Just a roped pitch in a sports field with two other pitches. Time did not permit to see it all so nipped through the Tyne Tunnel to...

Evo-Stik League Premier Division
South Shields 1 Warrington Town 2
Admission pass, prog £2
Catering facilities present but did not partake
Att. 1996


An end to end game at times and very watchable. Either side could have scored early on but we took a two goal lead with some good moves and a fantastic finish for the second. Shields got one back a few minutes before the break. The second half saw Shields dominate possession but still either side made chances but despite a few close calls there were no more goals. It was Shields first home defeat of the season and a highly valuable three points for Town. We stay second on goals scored as Farsley Celtic got a late winner at Matlock.

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