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Wednesday 17th July 2019


Dave 56
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Jul 17, 2019, 10:59 PM

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Amateur Football League (Dublin) Jim Byrne Cup Quarter Final @ Rathingle. KO 19:00 (F&N). Crowd 21.

River Valley Rangers 1 v 3 Mountview

This will probably be the most basic ground on the tour. Firstly the game was not where we thought it was and on the way to the probable location next we drove past where it was actually being played. There are 2 pitches in Rathingle Road, neither have any football furniture or any facilities. In addition it turns out the whole league is over 35's !

The game itself was very entertaining, clearly some of these players had played at a much higher level in their time. Many now however were of proportions that would make them moderators! The first half belonged to the visitors who took their chances well and rushed into a 3 goal lead. After the break Rangers attacked with more purpose but managed only one effort when the Mountview keeper fumbled a fierce shot.

A visit afterwards to the Old Borough Wetherspoons to complete the 7 in the Irish Republic, all of which served real ale.

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Jul 17, 2019, 11:04 PM

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Caerwys 4 NFA 2
This was an enjoyable game throughout between what I think was two Level 5 teams from the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League. Caerwys is a pleasant little village off of the main A55. The club play on a pitch adjoining a school but it has a clubhouse behind the goal and is enclosed with high mesh and fencing on 3 sides. Canít work out if the Saturday Caerwys is the same 11 that play in the Llandyrnog Summer League?

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Jul 17, 2019, 11:26 PM

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Bromyard Town 2 Hereford Lads Club 1

Delahay Meadow: Pre-Season Friendly

Having watched matches in the Welsh borderlands over the course of the previous two evenings, tonightís fixture was on the other side of Herefordshire, in the shadow of the Malvern Hills at the Delahay Meadow. This was my first visit to the ground since last October when I watched both the home clubís first and under-18 teams in midweek action against Droitwich Spa and Malvern Town, respectively. Bromyard Town finished in the lower-half of the West Midlands (Regional) League First Division last season and have been plying their trade at step seven of the pyramid following relegation at the conclusion of the 2015/16 campaign. Lads Club were preparing for life in the Hellenic League First Division (West) following their lateral transfer from the West Midland (Regional) League Premier Division. The Hereford outfit won 10-1 at Lydbrook Athletic on Saturday in their opening pre-season fixture and their hostís first outing resulted in a 3-0 reverse at Littleton.

The home made a very encouraging start against their higher-graded opponents as a Bromyard Town forward latched on to a 21st minute through ball before striking an upright and a couple of minutes later struck the Lads Club side netting. The visitors opened the scoring eight minutes before the interval with a close range finish following a crisp move around the edge of the home penalty area. Bromyard Town responded a couple of minutes later by heading narrowly over the target from an inviting cross out on the right. The hosts struck an upright before seeing a close range effort blocked in the 53rd minute after the ball was played back into the danger area before the Bromyard Town custodian blocked a 75th minute effort and watched the rebound blazed over the crossbar. The hosts should have levelled the scores just a minute later but were on terms in the 78th minute when a Bromyard Town latched on to a through ball before sliding past the Lads Club goalkeeper. The visitors lifted an effort over the crossbar just after the restart before the hosts went ahead for the first time when the ball was eventually forced into the net from close range to record a deserved victory.

2019/10 Statistics
Goals: 69
Matches: 13
New Grounds: 3

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Scottish League Cup Group D
Cove Rangers 0-0 Dundee (Dundee win 3-2 on penalties)
Attendance 1,410 announced (about a 50/50 split of home and away fans)
Ticket £12
Programme £2 (32 pages, rare for this competition an individual match programme rather than the double issues most clubs do)
Balmoral Pie £3

Despite the build up and added spice of new Cove manager Paul Hartley facing his old club, not a game to live long in the memory. Hosts hitting the bar was the closest either side came to a goal. Plenty of hoppers in attendance, spare a thought for those who combined this game with Peterhead the previous nightPirate. Both teams scored their first penalties in the shootout but this was followed by three consecutive blasts over the bar, two from Cove whose keeper saved Dundee's third kick. The fourth takers each scored then Cove hit another over the bar allowing Dundee to claim the bonus point win the final regulation kick.

Scotland's North East coast feels like the land summer forgot, previous early season visits to Aberdeen and Peterhead were both unseasonably cold as was Cove Rangers' old Allan Park ground which at least had much more character than Balmoral Stadium, a bleak setting in an industrial estate off the A956. On the entrance side is the main stand with blue seats on the halfway line similar to those at AFC Totton and Penrith. Opposite are three Atcost structures, the middle one seated, the outer two covered terraces which didn't provide much protection from the cold wind and rain. The rest of the ground flat standing. Dundee supporters had the area to the right of the main stand, behind the goal and round the corner up to one of the covered terraces. At least the Balmoral Pies were nice, a combination of chicken, haggis, cream cheese and bacon.

Andy D
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Jul 18, 2019, 8:40 AM

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Lostock Gralam 6 Barnton 2, PSF, Att: 30, Admission: £2, Prog: No

Unlike last night's game at Knutsford, this was played for the most part in steady rain, which probably helped the flow of the game, which was played at a really good pace throughout. None of the usual multiple substitutions here, only three or four subs on each bench, which also helped. Barnton fielded a mixed squad as they were playing the first of two games on successive nights and they were outplayed by a slick Lostock side who might do well in the Cheshire League Premier Division this coming season. Barnton were 2-1 ahead after 14 minutes but 3-2 behind at the break and three more goals towards the end gave the final scoreline a slightly surprising look. No changes at the Slow & Easy since my last visit, just one small section of cover which might accommodate 20 people at a push as well as several benches perched on landscaped mounds on the opposite side.

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Rule 1 - There are no rules
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Jul 18, 2019, 11:18 AM

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Betfred Scottish League Cup Group Game
Dunfermline Athletic v Albion Rovers, 6-0, H.T. 5-0, Att 1693, Admission £12, Programme £3, Steak Bridie and Coffee £4.40
At East End Park

The first half of this was as lone-sided a game as I have seen in a long time. Albion Rovers defending was woefully inadequate Ė ginger haired centre half Jason Krones simply reinforcing my view that he is one of the worst players I have ever seen at this level. How he ever got signed by Rangers is beyond me. Shame they didnít keep him, mind you.

When they were not giving the ball away needlessly, the Rovers centre halves were backing off players and allowing Dunfermline freedom of the park. The Pars took full advantage, attacking at will, and cutting through Rovers with alacrity. Kevin Nisbet got a hat trick with Kyle Turner and Aaron Comrie one each before half time. The Rovers goalkeeper, Ryan Goodfellow, was injured trying to save the fifth on the stroke of half time. A former Pars youth, last season he sat on the bench for Cowdenbeath before being loaned to Berwick for their run-in. He was eventually stretchered away halfway through half time.

He had looked pretty shaky and was no great loss. The appalling Krones was also kept in at half time and Rovers looked a bit better in the second half. They had a couple of decent efforts on goal and lost just one more with Turner adding his own second and the Pars sixth.

Crowd were all accommodated in the main stand which meant there was a half decent atmosphere. There were maybe 30 Albion Rovers diehards in the far corner to suffer their teamís inglorious defeat.

Programme for £3 was a shocker. It covered both League Cup games but the amount of wasted space and large print was poor. Definitely one of those when I wish they hadnít bothered and saved me the money. Steak Bridie was as good as usual.

It's still a case of buy a ticket first rather than pay at the gate at East End Park. The club shop takes cash or card, the booths are cash only. Teamsheets are readily available in the club shop. Legends Bar is open but I was a wee bit tight for time so couldn't partake.

Once again there were a few hoppers in attendance taking advantage of the SPFLís early start to competitive football and staggered fixture list. LLD told me it would be possible to see 13 League Cup group games this season Ė I might make 11 but will have to make do with that.

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Jul 18, 2019, 1:14 PM

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Boston Utd 4 Scunthorpe Utd 2
Lincolnshire Senior Cup
York Street

Admission: £10
Programme: £1.50 plus team sheet for £1 ( also doubled as a raffle ticket)
Attendance: 442

Very impressed with Boston, should have a good season - very fit, good quality passing and real team ethos. Unlike Scunthorpe, from where Hurst the manager sat, would think this was a team of fringe players and other than the number 9, can't see many making the step up - very poor.

Like the idea of quality team sheet for £1 but also acting as a raffle ticket .

Needed to tick York Street before it goes, good old fashioned ground, large clubhouse and catering OK, somehow never managed to get here when Ipswich played a number of pre-season games in the past.

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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Jul 18, 2019, 5:36 PM

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Vale of Leven 0-8 Beith....PSF...Adm:By donation....Cuppa £1..k.o 1915

Took the short drive to Alexandria for tonights encounter. On paper it should have been a bit of a mismatch and towards the end it turned into that. The Vale had a decent first half and it took until the 22nd minute for Beith to get on the scoresheet, adding a second just before the break.
Five goals in the last 20 minutes boosted the scoreline as the rain got heavier and heavier with flood like conditions on the way home.
The ground needs to be attacked with a pressure washer and shovels to clear years of neglect, the terracing would come up a treat. The old barrell corrugated Stand is still there though only three of the fans chose to use it, even on a wet night like tonight.
Good to hear the final whistle and bail out back to the car. Once again Barry the Cat had done his business on the Clubhouse. The Clubs chevron now adorns the main building and the Club crest proudly sits in the paint work on the side of the building.
A very dark and gloomy night with the hill tops round about the ground lost in the rain cloud.

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Jul 19, 2019, 2:20 PM

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Betfred Scottish League Cup, group F, matchday 2
Clyde 1-3 Hamilton Academical
at Stenhousemuir (plastic)
Att : 504
£12 in. Prog £2.50 (single-match issue)
Tea bar not in use, burger trailer in attendance. Cheeseburger £3.50, chips & gravy £3.50.

The lure of a one-off bracketed tick (Broadwood's carpet is being relaid this summer and isn't ready yet) is impossible to resist. So despite having a houseguest up from Englandshire to do the Cove-Dundee game, for whom I'd gone to get a match ticket, I left him to that instead driving a couple of hours south after work for this one at Ochilview ...although on a rainy grey-clouds evening there was no view of the Ochils to be had.

Clyde had been the idle of group F's 5 on Saturday, so this was their first match as a League 1 club, having only a few weeks ago come up via the playoffs from the bottom flight wherein they'd been languishing for 9 years. Hamilton Accies had clung on to their top flight status last season, and were coming off the back of a Home 'defeat' (0-0 draw then loss on pens) to bottom-division Queen's Park. Clyde started the stronger, worrying the visitors that another embarrassment could be on the cards. But the two-divisions-higher side began to take control and were the first to score, on the half hour. A second shortly after the interval surely meant this would now be a cruise to victory. But Clyde quickly pulled one back and were then dominating play in their search for an equalizer, a couple of chances coming very close indeed in what was an entertaining game for the neutral. Not so neutral was scottsas of this forum, suited and booted in the away directors' box. So when that passage of good Clyde play was broken by a cracker for Hamilton, that next goal making it 1-3 rather than the 2-2 that had looked like coming, he gave a punch to the air of relief (no doubt really wanting to leap about like a daftie, but that sort of thing might be frowned upon in a directors' box!). Just 15 to go meant it was a bit too much of an ask for Clyde to get 2 back, but the game didn't just peter out - it remained entertaining to the end.

Two hours' drive back up to Aberdeen to meet up with my houseguest who was drying out (on the exterior, anyway) in Aberdeen's rock pub Krakatoa. Such a good chinwag with him that all of a sudden it was the first time I've been in there so late that they've called last orders on me (only 1am in the midweek). More chat back at my place meant it was tough getting up for work the next morning, whilst he could sleep on before getting his afternoon flight.

More one-off bracketed tick chasing of Clyde to come on Sunday, when the ground they're borrowing to be 'Home' vs Airdrie is ...Hamilton Accies'.

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Jul 19, 2019, 5:06 PM

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Caerwys 4 NFA 2
This was an enjoyable game throughout between what I think was two Level 5 teams from the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League. Caerwys is a pleasant little village off of the main A55. The club play on a pitch adjoining a school but it has a clubhouse behind the goal and is enclosed with high mesh and fencing on 3 sides. Canít work out if the Saturday Caerwys is the same 11 that play in the Llandyrnog Summer League?

Caerwys are Tier 5 in the North East Wales League. NFA have just joined Div. 1 of the Vale of Clwyd & Conwy League (Tier 6).

There are probably a few players who play for both versions of the Caerwys team, but the location restrictions of the Summer League mean that they are more restricted for players. They could use anyone in the VoCCL.

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2nd Semi-Final

@ Radcot Road Clanfield '85 FC [KO 19:30]


Adm: £4 no progs

Att: h/c 20-30

Directions/facilities: usually here for this annual event - decided to go for an S-F too this year - added interest due to the presence of mostly first teams in the line-ups.

- out via M4 jn 15 Swindon - A419 N then back NE on A420; fork N through Faringdon.
- there are often diversions in place on the windy lanes through the village at this time of year due to fete - 'Folly Festival' - noticed lots of pink ornately decorated bikes, tied up around the through roads
- head beyond on the Radcot Rd A4095 leaves the village round behind All Saints Church - signed Witney/Radcot/Clanfield?

No food other than crisps/sweets this eve but overheard someone saying there might be a BBQ for the Final on Sunday (15:00 KO) - where the hosts await.

Didn't notice much change in or out
arr @ KO



Evenly matched but Horspath tired under pressure: HA had the majority of possession but created few clear chances. Eventually wore their opponents down -

1-1 inside the last 10' bit of a scramble following flick up over keeper on the near post.

Horspath rallied looking for a winner


- pens - both missed their first and Horspath their last so 3-4

...back home on A417 SE through Stanford-i-t-V via the Challows and up to the Manor Rd (A338) high above Wantage via Letcombe Regis - then down to M4 jn 14 and home. Indoors around 22:30.

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Jul 22, 2019, 12:30 PM

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Nottingham Education 4 Rushcliffe 1 (PSF) Att: 14 h/c

The youthful home side ultimately over ran the more pedestrian visitors in an entertaining game. Good as they are to watch, one wonders how they will cope with the more physical sides in the CML. Rushcliffe appear to be a work in progress, but they all seem keen and I hope they do well this season. Seem like a nice bunch of lads.

Home is Melbourne Park in Apsley, a decent venue with this game being played on the only railed pitch. It feels enclosed with two sides being tree lined.

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Jul 22, 2019, 10:55 PM

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Rochdale 1-3 Huddersfield Town (1-1 HT) at Spotland
Admission: £5 (U21), Programme: £2 (pre-season)
Attendance: 1,838

Chance to get another one of the 92 done on the cheap. Half-decent FL ground, terracing at one end still in place which is always good to see. Reasonable pre-season fayre, hosts took the lead with a header from inside the box by Henderson on 9 minutes, with Huddersfield responding just before half time through a very similar goal by Kachunga. Huddersfield's second and third goals came within a couple of minutes of each other, both of which came from some dodgy defending by Rochdale. Huddersfield wore that sash kit which, shock of shocks, was revealed to be a publicity stunt a few days later.

Grounds visited: 303
Last new ground: Broadfields Stadium (Crawley Town)
Next planned fixture: Unsure


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