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Friday 12th July 2019

 



dtr1989
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Jul 12, 2019, 10:10 PM

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Location: Bury
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Pre season friendly

West Didsbury & Chorlton 1-2 Irlam

Attendance - n/c approx 100
Admission - £5
Programme - none

West Didsbury play in the NWCFL Division one south (step 10) and Irlam play in the division above, The North West Counties premier division (step 9).

The first half was all West Didsbury. They were aggressive, quicker to the ball and Irlam really struggled. West went ahead with a penalty. The 2nd half was a different showing, Irlam showed their class and could of had 4 or 5. The equaliser was excellent, a short corner to the number 16 and he looked like he was going to whip an inswinging cross in but he went for goal and it flew into the top corner. The 2nd goal came a few minutes from time, Irlam striker played through, around 2 yards offside, he went around the keeper and tapped it in.

Apart from the offside goal I thought the officials were excellent.

The ground is called Brookburn Road. Behind the goal It has a social club with 2 rows of seating in front and a small seated stand next to that called the 'Rob Turley Stand' which has 50 seats. The opposite goal has a small standing stand which covers about 1/6 of the goalline. This is called 'the shed' and has a garden shed next to it which serves beer!


ARL
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Jul 12, 2019, 10:47 PM

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Pre-season friendly

Bath City 0 Exeter City 3

Adm £10, Tea £1.20. Prog was 50p but didn't buy one. Att: 367

Took this opportunity to tick off another one that was high up the bucket list. I wasn't disappointed. Everything about Twerton Park is magnificent, starting with the way it sits grandly elevated above the adjacent street. The near side gives great views of the hill rising up beyond the other side, and the far end terrace provides panoramic views over the whole ground and the city. The terraces are high enough to induce vertigo. Huge covered terrace on the far side, in which the terracing rises up towards the end. Two excellent seated stands with great views. The ground oozes character and history and looks great from every angle.

As for the game, Exeter took an early lead, but it was fairly even until two quick goals on the half-hour mark put Exeter in control. Both good finishes, the third goal a particularly impressive overhead kick.

The second half was something of a damp squib with multiple substitutions on both sides, but the visitors were denied a fourth late on by the post.


Digdagdog
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Jul 12, 2019, 11:21 PM

Posts: 1408
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
Team(s): Melksham Town, Bath Rugby, Wigan Warriors and Lancashire CCC

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PSF
Weymouth Street
Warminster Town 1 Bradford Town 3
Admission: £2 No paper Attendance: 150+

Step 6 hosting Step 5 in a game that rarely reached anything more than tepid entertainment. Bradford have made some astute signings (Higdon and Plummer from Melksham and Pollard returning from Shepton M) but they struggled with what was mostly a second string side.
Home side were plucky and had their chances but just weren't good enough in front of their partisan home fans.
Missed penalty early on from the away side but they tucked one away just before the break. Home side equalised early in the 2nd half but the game was beyond them with two quick finishes in 5 minutes midway through the 2nd period.
Difficult to judge the visitors on this, but the home side should be fine in Western One. Home in 20.



2018-19 Games: 166 Goals: 611 GPG: 3.68 New Grounds: 96
2019-20 Games: 29 Goals: 112 GPG: 3.86 New Grounds: 20


Dave 56
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Jul 12, 2019, 11:47 PM

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Airtricity Division 1. KO 19:45. Admission 6 Euro. Programme 3 Euro. Crowd 160 ish.

Wexford 0 v 0 Galway United

The bottom two met tonight and the scoreline says it all. Both sides had chances, most of them blazed over the bar or wide of the target. Little quality on show but plenty of endeavour.


Looking forward to tomorrow night when the two teams immediately above them meet Unsure



Alfie Noakes
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Jul 13, 2019, 12:22 AM

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Airtricity Division 1. KO 19:45. Admission 6 Euro. Programme 3 Euro. Crowd 160 ish.

Wexford 0 v 0 Galway United

The bottom two met tonight and the scoreline says it all. Both sides had chances, most of them blazed over the bar or wide of the target. Little quality on show but plenty of endeavour.

https://twitter.com/wexfordfc/status/1149789758446612480?s=21

Atrocious game. Official attendance 205. Great to catch up with you

Looking forward to tomorrow night when the two teams immediately above them meet Unsure



prorege
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Jul 13, 2019, 10:57 AM

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Betfred League Cup Group Match
Hearts v Dundee United, 1-1 (5-3 pens) Att 9091 (1195 Away), Admission £12 / £6, programme £3.50, Coffee £2.20
At Tynecastle Park

The domestic season proper got underway with a surprisingly entertaining match at a rain-soaked Tynecastle. Hearts adopted a more attacking formation than they usually do and Dundee United were also positive in their outlook. For once I came away from Tynecastle thinking “that was decent value for money”.

United took the lead with an early counter attack. Some great passing and a left wing cross allowed Lawrence Shankland to head home from six yards – United’s new signing will be a real handful for Championship defences this season. Despite a lot of the ball Hearts didn’t equalised until nearly half time. They’d missed a few good chances and their equaliser had some good fortune about it – Andy Irving’s shot went through a ruck of players and the United keeper was unsighted as it crept in at the post.

The second half took a similar pattern with Hearts on the front foot but United looking very sharp on the break. There were no more goals but both teams played with an energy level and pace that was very impressive for this early stage of the season.

In the Betfred Cup there is an extra point for winning a penalty shoot out at the end of drawn games. United must have gone into it with some trepidation given their total failure from the spot in their Promotion Play off a few weeks ago. It looked like they had learned nothing when they missed their first kick. After that it was faultless penalties from both sides with Hearts winning 5-3.

Hearts only opened the Main Stand and the Gorgie end for their own fans with United having a section of the School End. Stewards had to open up more of that end to accommodate the large and noisy United support. Hearts fans were their usual gurning selves. Three behind me provided a running commentary on proceedings. Safe to say their waist sizes exceeded their IQ. Hearts really do attract a particular sort of brain dead numbskull amongst their support. It’s no wonder the more discerning of Edinburgh’s population favour Hibernian.

My opinion on Hearts would be that Christophe Berra has maybe gone on one season too long. He looked slow and cumbersome and almost cost them a further goal. Up front Ikpeazu is a hopeless diddy despite being the darling of the Hearts support. They are good enough to finish in the top six but nowhere near good enough to challenge for the title. United should cruise the Championship but that’s been expected of them before. Their fans will clearly relish renewed derbies with Dundee in the coming season if their verbal abuse in song of new Dundee manager James McPake is anything to go by.

The Hearts programme has been entrusted to Curtis Sport for the coming season. Not sure if this was a normal issue but a lot of the historical content has been cut in favour of news features. It’s very good but £3.50 is way to steep.

Forgot it was the Edinburgh Holiday fortnight so my plan for a pre-match Fish Supper and Pint at Roseburn was scuppered by the Chippy being shut. Hiked to the one on Gorgie Road to find it was also closed for the trades fortnight. Eventually located one on Fountainbridge but was disappointed with the quality. Quick pint in Diggers on the way back down to Tynecastle.

Talking to Tony Morehead before the game, he remarked that it was 40 years since he first watched Hearts. A quick calculation - 1979 - must have been the Skol Festival Trophy, a dreadfgul pre-season competition involving Hearts, Hibs, Manchester City and Coventry. I was there as well for one of the days, seeing Hibs 2-1 Hearts and Manchester City 1-3 Coventry City at Easter Road on August 4th 1979.


sheffgeoff
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Jul 13, 2019, 10:11 PM

Posts: 1784
Location: Sheffield
Team(s): Colchester United, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Borussia Dortmund & Essex CC

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PSF
Weymouth Street
Warminster Town 1 Bradford Town 3
Admission: £2 No paper Attendance: 150+

Step 6 hosting Step 5 in a game that rarely reached anything more than tepid entertainment. Bradford have made some astute signings (Higdon and Plummer from Melksham and Pollard returning from Shepton M) but they struggled with what was mostly a second string side.
Home side were plucky and had their chances but just weren't good enough in front of their partisan home fans.
Missed penalty early on from the away side but they tucked one away just before the break. Home side equalised early in the 2nd half but the game was beyond them with two quick finishes in 5 minutes midway through the 2nd period.
Difficult to judge the visitors on this, but the home side should be fine in Western One. Home in 20.[/reply

I’m staying in Warminster for a couple of weeks so will probably get to see most of their PSFs. Another fine evening brought the locals out in force. Not sure there was as many as 150 in attendance but the bar was very busy and I guess there could have at least 50 in there.

While Bradford were clearly the better side Warminster had a spell after their second half equaliser where they looked capable of causing a surprise. The two late goals for the visitors (78’ & 81’) sealed the win. Not sure how strong a lineup the visitors fielded but the hosts must have been pleased they gave them a decent game. After a strong finish to last season Warminster will be hoping to challenge for a promotion spot this coming season.

Also home in 20 but I walked!


(This post was edited by sheffgeoff on Jul 13, 2019, 10:19 PM)


bagman
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Jul 14, 2019, 11:56 AM

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Pre-season friendly

Bath City (0) 0 v 3 (3) Exeter City

Admission £7 OAP, Programme was 50p Attendance 367

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bd
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Jul 14, 2019, 2:18 PM

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PSF
Fairford Town 0-0 Cirencester Town
No programme.
Unsure of attendance
Free Entry


Literally a game where nothing of note happened! It was turgid.

Food as always top notch.

Cinder Lane potholes even worse than last week!


ricardo
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Jul 15, 2019, 4:43 PM

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Kaiserslautern 1 AFC Wimbledon 0 at SV Weingarten
Early morning flight to Frankfurt, then a train down south to Lingenfeld via a stop in Speyer to see the UNESCO rated cathedral, overnight in a hotel there and cab to the ground with another Dons fan, he went off to enjoy a 50 Euro(!)hospitality package and I went off to sit in a beer garden with my brother and paid the princely sum of 9 Euros to get in.
Kaiserslautern are currently in the 3rd division having fallen on hard times recently but they were quicker and sharper than us and deserved to win, mind you their season starts next weekend so that gave them the edge. Great little non league style ground with tiered grass covered terraces and a 400 seater stand for the crowd of 980 to enjoy, very relaxed and friendly atmosphere in spite of the torrential rain and thunder just before the 7pm start which must have been close to being cancelled but the weather moved away just before kick off. About 60/70 away fans made it and most seem to thoroughly enjoy the beer and bratwurst experience


Ipeland
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Jul 15, 2019, 5:21 PM

Posts: 1011
Location: Newcastle/Salford/Wrexham
Team(s): Bolton Wanderers, local non-league teams

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Airbus UK Broughton 2-2 Gresford Athletic (2-2 HT) at The Airfield
Friendly
Admission: £2 (student), Programme: Yes, Tea: £1
Attendance: 70ish (guesstimate)

Late decision to head to this one, with my stepdad back from work early and fancying a match we headed to the closest one available. Been here a few times, couple of changes with the hill that was at one end now gone and replaced by some more car parking space for workers, now you can see the runway from pitch level instead of having to wait for the planes to take off. Spectator facilities unchanged though. Gresford took the lead with their first real attack of the game around the half hour mark through Matty Worrall, but Airbus equalised around 5 minutes later and took the lead in the 39th minute. Gresford then brought the scores back level a couple of minutes afterwards to put both teams level at the break, probably a bit undeserved as Airbus had the majority of possession and a few decent half chances. Second half slowed down and frequent subs meant no more goals. Decent match overall.



Grounds visited: 290
Last new ground: Gladstone Playing Fields (Hawarden Rangers)
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sheffgeoff
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Jul 16, 2019, 7:36 PM

Posts: 1784
Location: Sheffield
Team(s): Colchester United, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Borussia Dortmund & Essex CC

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PSF
Weymouth Street
Warminster Town 1 Bradford Town 3
Admission: £2 No paper Attendance: 150+


Not sure there was as many as 150 in attendance but the bar was very busy and I guess there could have at least 50 in there.


Update Tuesday 16th

At Warminster for this evening’s PSF v Frome Town. Gateman confirmed Friday’s Bradford Town attendance was 166.

 
 


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