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Wednesday 7th August 2019


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Aug 7, 2019, 10:44 PM

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Hinton 2 Ludlow Colts 4

Broomy Hill: Pre-Season Friendly

This was my first visit to Broomy Hill for over a year and there have been no significant changes to the ground during that time. The previous fixture I had witnessed here was a Herefordshire FA County League Premier Division fixture when the first team entertained Orleton Colts under the floodlights in March 2018. I had previously seen plans to develop a new changing facility and clubhouse at Broomy Hill but there have been no physical progress made over the past 12 months. Hinton had finished in the lower-half of the Premier Division table last term after having been crowned champions 12 months earlier. The Hereford club were defeated 4-1 at home to Welsh League First Division club Monmouth Town in their previous pre-season outing. Ludlow Colts had been crowned First Division champions last season and lifted the Herefordshire FA Junior Cup for the first time. The Shropshire club came into this eveningís clash on the back of a 4-1 defeat at Ledbury Town on the weekend.

The hosts opened the scoring in the 25th minute when a Hinton forward shrugged-off the advances of a Ludlow Colts goalkeeper before running through on goal and sliding the ball past the goalkeeper. Hinton doubled their advantage seven minutes before the interval when a home player pounced on a defensive mistake and lifted the ball over the goalkeeper from at least 35 yards out. The Shropshire men halved the deficit 10 minutes after the interval from the penalty spot before a Ludlow Colts player drove into the penalty area 10 minutes later and saw his low cross converted from close range. The Salopians went ahead for the first in the 87th minute when the ball was forced over the line from close range after being played into the Hinton penalty area. Ludlow Colts gave the scoreline a somewhat flattering look in stoppage time when a daisy cutter effort from the edge of the penalty area beat the dive of the host's custodian.

2019/20 Statistics
Goals: 130
Matches: 25
New Grounds: 4

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Aug 7, 2019, 11:07 PM

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Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division
Woodbridge Town 4 (39, 56, 67 & 84, miss pen 32, red 43)
Kirkley & Pakefield 1 (14)
KO: 19:45 Att: approx. 180 Cost: £7 Progs available

Venue: Notcutts Park, Fynn Road, off Seckford Hall Road, Woodbridge

The light rain showers had stopped a couple of miles from the ground. Got a bit cool in 2nd half with a slight breeze.

WT were almost camped in K&Pís half for almost the entire 1st half. Despite this K&P took the lead with a well struck shot. They shot just over on 26mins with their only other shot. Despite WTís numerous efforts only a couple came close with a shot saved on 8mins & just wide on 15mins. They then saw a penalty well saved. After going close twice more they finally got the equaliser which was the least they deserved. Late in the 1st half the ball went out of play & rolled to spectator next to K&Pís bench. It appeared he wouldnít give the ball back (& allegedly kicked WT player), then appeared to see the WT player throw a punch in the direction of the spectator. A very minor scuffle with a couple of players which saw the red card shown to WT player (he also missed that penalty). Game resumed a couple of mins later. Shots 16-2.

H/t lasted just under 15mins & the clubhouse tv had motorsport on it.

2nd half was more even for a while with WT shooting just over after a good move. K&P then went close twice in a couple of mins before WT took the lead. After a 3rd goal K&P went close before WT rounded off scoring a 4th goal. An impressive performance playing with 10 men. Shots 9-6.

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Hampshire Premier League
Lyndhurst 3-1 Sway
Attendance 47 (Lyndhurst twitter) - F + N

Feisty local derby in which the hosts came from behind to win scoring three goals in the last 20 minutes. The visitors, looking to put their 0-5 home defeat on opening day behind them, looked the better side early on and took the lead from a corner converted at the far post. The hosts looked set to level when Chris Pye was clattered outside the area by the visiting keeper who was shown just a yellow card, perhaps saved from a red by two covering defenders, or maybe the ref, who was at least a foot shorter than the keeper, was too frightened to send him offCrazy.

Early in the second half, Lyndhurst were temporarily reduced to 10 men when one of their players was sin binned for dissent after being the victim of a late tackle from a Sway defender. Once back to their full compliment the hosts took charge, Pye being the star of the show, first levelling, then assisting Dan Coleman to give his team the lead before wrapping up the points with his second in the last minute. Watched in the company of Sussexhopper.

My second visit to Wellands Road, a lovely rural setting in the heart of the New Forest. Only change since last time is that the wooden fence which previously enclosed the pitch has been replaced by metal post and rail which doesn't exactly look new as it is already slightly rusting, perhaps they got it second hand. Presumably the old wooden fence wasn't good enough for the ground graders at Step 7 level.

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Aug 7, 2019, 11:42 PM

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North West Counties League Division One South
Stone Old Alleynians 2-1 Abbey Hulton United
Admission £4, Programme £1, Att 92 (H/C)

A first competitive fixture of the new season for me. An entertaining, end to end match, and occasionally feisty.

The visitors had lost their opening League fixture 0-4 at the weekend, but they were quickly into their stride here, dominating the opening 10 minutes, before the hosts got into their stride.

The opening goal came on 30 minutes. Abbey Hulton attacked down the left, and from the cross, number 10 glanced a header past the keeper.

The game turned on a 56th minute red card. A rash challenge on the visitor's number 5 caused him to be carried off but, though the perpetrator received only a yellow card, the 'victim' presumably went over the top in his complaint and was dismissed.

With a man advantage, the home side began to take control. On 69 minutes they got the ball in the net, but there was a clear foul on the keeper. It took just one more minute for a legitimate equaliser. A cross from the right evaded all the defenders, and number 9 tapped in at the back post.
The winner came on 87 minutes. A corner led to a goalmouth scramble, and number 5 eventually bundled the ball over the line.

The ground has cover running the full length of the side nearest the entrance, mostly standing, but with some seating. The other three sides are hard, uncovered, standing. The clubhouse, refreshments and toilets are all outside of the entrance to the main pitch.

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Brockworth Albion 3-3 Frampton Utd Res (1-3 on pens)
Glos Northern Senior League Cup 2nd Round
Attendance: 55

It looked to be game over when the visitors romped to a three goal lead after 15 minutes but Brockworth crept into it and looked the most likely to grab a fourth as the game closed. Shame about their penalty-taking abilities.

This relatively new ground is now one of the better ones in the GNSL. It's fully railed with a white-painted rail which has two gaps along one side, presumably for dugouts, which I guess will bring it up to county league standard. There's a new changing room block in one corner, large car park behind the near goal and three sides of the ground are pretty much enclosed with the left hand side opening onto a second football pitch. Hills provide a backdrop beyond two sides of the ground.

As has been mentioned by others, the address given on Full-Time is still incorrect - the venue is not Brockworth Rugby Club. The football ground is on the opposite side of Mill Lane.


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Re: [Mark] Wednesday 7th August 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

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As has been mentioned by others, the address given on Full-Time is still incorrect - the venue is not Brockworth Rugby Club. The football ground is on the opposite side of Mill Lane.

So not where I went in 1999, (when they shared the Rugby clubhouse, but had their own pitch), and certainly not where I went in 2009 (nearly 5 miles away in Churchdown)

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As has been mentioned by others, the address given on Full-Time is still incorrect - the venue is not Brockworth Rugby Club. The football ground is on the opposite side of Mill Lane.

So not where I went in 1999, (when they shared the Rugby clubhouse, but had their own pitch), and certainly not where I went in 2009 (nearly 5 miles away in Churchdown)

Correct. It's a completely separate venue that is a bit further west along Mill Lane and also south of Mill Lane, whereas the rugby club is north.

I'm afraid you're going to have to come back to the UK for this one. I'd do it before end of October or we might not let you back in.

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Aug 8, 2019, 8:14 AM

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.....A summer office move means that rather than 2 minutes away from Crossharbour DLR Station we are now 8 minutes walk away. Is that going to deter going to so many games in North East Kent?? No.....

Erith Town 1 v 1 Erith & Belvedere - SCEFL Premier Division
Prog 36 pages £2.00 - Admission £8.00 - Att 153

.....First viewings of a so called 'Erith Derby', which with the Belvedere half of the equation part owners of Park View Road Welling has a certain misnomer. Though as is always the case, travelling past Belvedere Station en route brought back memories of a typically ramshackle classic non-league venue with what I recall a bar that was a location that you would not take anyone that you wanted to impress to. Demolished and replaced by the ugly edifice of a B&Q superstore.

Meanwhile in the present, a reasonable contest that given that viewing was over a eight lane running track meant that the attention meandered especially with the presence of Messrs Beecham and Short and their 19-20 anecdotes, though the latter disappeared at half time presumably to press the flesh given his newly elevated executive SCEFL role.

The Town half of the contest had by far the better of play during the first half with the Belvedere portion being on occasion defensively un-coordinated, which from observation was on the basis of a much changed team from last season. Clear mistake early on with Hill being caught in possession in his own penalty area, allowing Dasofunjo to stretch and nudge a pass in the direction of Callender to angle past Teeley and put the hosts in front.

The surprising aspect of the first period was how Erith Town were unable to capitalise on their ascendancy and extend their lead. This was largely due to a number of important saves from Teeley including one where he had to react quickly when he anticipated Callender to try and find the far corner, but instead he attempted to find the net at the near post but Teeley's acrobatics saw him push the shot behind for a corner. The visiting defence was clearly caught unawares by the resultant corner from Clarke which grazed the near post. On the balance of the first half the hosts were comfortably in front.

Much better approach from the visitors in the second half with Yemba's 25 yard drive which rebounded off the bar within minutes of the restart giving notice of their intentions. Though there were still occasions when Erith Town could have extended their advantage with Callender sent clear of a slow reacting defence, but he placed his shot far too close to Teeley who blocked. An opportunity for the visitors soon afterwards with the linesman IMHO erring in failing to raise a flag against Isichei who from this angle had started his forward run too quickly, however the linesmans indiscretion allowed Isichei a clear run on goal, which he squandered with a poor touch where he lost possession through to the grateful Molloy. After a much improved second period, Erith and Belvedere deserved their leveller with a penetrating run from Isichei, he had the opportunity to take aim himself, but unselfishly passed to his left in the direction of Dobson who found the net just inside the right post.

The visitors finished the stronger but there was no doubt that a draw was the correct outcome to this contest between two teams who gave the impression are unlikely to trouble the likes of Chatham, Fisher and Beckenham who are predicted to be the divisional front runners.

Continuing a welcome seasonal theme thus far with a prompt start and a mere two minutes stoppage time at the end of the contest. Surely it was nothing to do with the presence of Isthmian League Commandante Mr Robinson for the first time that I have seen him at a non Isthmian contest. The punctual start and early finish allowed a swift run back with a journey time of just under ninety minutes....

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Aug 8, 2019, 8:16 AM

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Re: [Mark] Wednesday 7th August 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

I'm afraid you're going to have to come back to the UK for this one. I'd do it before end of October or we might not let you back in.



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Aug 8, 2019, 8:48 AM

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RAF Regiment - 10 Thetford Town - 1
RAF Honington
Attendance - 144 (stolen headcount)
Admission - free
Programme - by donation (£2)

Second of a pair of games to raise money for Jordon Brown, RAF having hosted East Harling on Tuesday.
A very comfortable win for the home side against what appeared to b more or less TT's reserves. 4-1 at half time and no easing up in the second half and reaching double figures just before the end.
Most hoppers I've seen at a game in quite a while.

Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.

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Kilwinning 0-0 Auchinleck Talbot...West Region Premier...Adm £6..Prog £2

Took the drive down the A737 for tonight's 7pm encounter at Pennyburn. Auchinleck were the last visitors to their Abbey ground before it closed back on the 8th May of this year and today graced the pitch for the first league fixture here.
The weather behaved itself to give us a largely sunny evening unlike the weather they were experiencing on the east coast.
With no floodlights or cover, it's very much a work in progress. Plans are in to build two Stands and a Clubhouse behind the current terracing.
Refreshments were available and the scotch pies superb probably from sponsors The Candy Bar bakery.The refreshments, toilets were housed in a number of portacabin's running along the nearside of the pitch.
The busy Glasgow to Ayr train line forms a tangent with the corner of the ground and its a walk across the park and under the rail line to get to town a leisurely 10 minute stroll away.
The set up is better than expected, the nearside viewing is raised a fraction but set back slightly from the pitch, the far side is closer but at pitch level and facing into sun.No problems with the playing surface it's level and in fine condition. Parking is also decent enough though it looks like there's been a recent effort to fill pot holes with tarmac.Anyone on public transport will be ok with the bus stop directly opposite. Loads of 5 a side pitches and other facilities in the Sports area.
As for the game, a tight affair and probably about the right result over the 90 minutes. Both sides came close on occasions, Talbot had a header come back off the bar second half. The Buffs had substitute Mc Water sent off on 84 minutes but for the Juniors it wasn't an over physical game.
Took a gander at their old ground before kick off, pretty much what you'd expect...long overgrown weeds and grass, windows in the offices all smashed but no sign of any development.
Good run back, the A737 to Glasgow is closed between Dalry and Beith as they upgrade the road to bypass Dalry.

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Aug 8, 2019, 12:24 PM

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Crook T 1-0 Brandon U
Northern League Div 2
Att 216 Adm £3 (conc) Home-made mince pie £2 Coffee £1

A good journey up meant a 6:00 arrival in time to bag one of the places in the small council car park opposite the ground.

One of the more interesting grounds, There are several rows of uncovered terracing behind one goal, a large stand with bench seats on one side with more rows of terracing, with an enormous roof, to its right. The other two sides consist of hard standing beneath grass banks (I imagine this is covered-over terracing from a bygone era?)

Strange floodlights with 2 bulbs at the top of each pylon and 3 half way down. They weren't switched on until well into the 2nd half - there was still some natural light at FT.

I don't usually eat at grounds (fearing I'll end up with a tepid Aldi Value pie) but the freshly cooked mince pie here was delicious. Chicken curry was also available.

As for the game, Crook were well on top for the first 20 mins and scored after 7 mins. Brandon came into it and hit the bar twice just before HT - half chances at both ends thereafter.

Excellent journey back with the A1M closure at A14 finally gone. There was a closure at Hatfield which didn't add much time to the journey - indoors at 01:30.

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Aug 8, 2019, 2:30 PM

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Northern 2
Billingham Synthonia 1-1 Sunderland West End
Att 162, adm £6, prog £1

Good contest this, and the league new boys will feel a little aggrieved to have only taken a point back home with them. On a pristine surface, looking more like a putting green than a box standard step 6 pitch, they had plenty of the play but found the Synners defence a tough nut to crack. All hinged on a disputed penalty seconds before half time. West End were already one up and were denied a strong penalty shout for handball (one of those 'hands in front of the face' jobs) from which Synners broke, resulting in a generous and hotly-disputed penalty of their own, duly converted. End to end second half could have gone either way but both teams will probably take the point, especially after defeats on Saturday.

The action took place within the huge Norton Sports Complex, at the former home of Norton & Stockton Ancients whose stand and cover are still adorned with that club's crest. Less than two miles from Synners' spiritual home at Central Avenue, this is now their third season here and, although the club is working hard to return to Billingham, I'm not aware of any imminent developments. They seem to have given up on a return to Central Avenue though.

Incidentally, Ancients have recently reformed and joined the Wearside League. According to their media releases they'll play on the more basic second pitch, which I assume is the one I spotted a couple of hundred yards away from the main ground, over by the railway line next to the cricket pitch. It has a small stand and the pitch appeared to be railed off on three sides. They also said they may play the occasional game in the main stadium so anyone thinking of visiting might want to confirm the venue beforehand.

Before the game I visited Norton's attractive high street, just beyond the duck pond, and the not-so-attractive George & Dragon. A rather tired Seafarer was the only offering as the second hand pump (dispensing Landlord) was being cleaned out. Far better was the Green Hops, a very good micro on Billingham Green, about a mile and a half from the ground. Black Sheep Pale Ale was one of four cask offerings and was in excellent nick.

This was my final unvisited ground in the Northern League but the champagne celebrations were soon interrupted by the closure of the southbound A19, almost as soon as I'd entered it. But, after faffing around with some country lanes just south of Middlesborough in order to rejoin it, it was a clear run down via the A1/M180/M1 and M25, helped by a raising of the speed limit to 60mph for a good chunk of the 20-odd miles of roadworks around Newport Pagnell/Milton Keynes.

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This morning I flew from Belfast to Edinburgh and then took a tram/train/bus combo to another cathedral city for

Brechin Victoria 5 Arbroath Victoria 1
East Region Junior Premier League North
Adm £5

The 'Vics Derby' produced the same score as last night and again some of the goals were of high quality.

Victoria Park is in an unprepossessing location, hidden away behind garages and a downmarket caravan park and flanked by low rise council flats and industrial units on two of the other sides. Inside, though, is a gem with a small ancient stand with bench seating as well as two other sections of cover - one between the entrance and the stand and the other opposite. A portakabin type building houses the committee room and the set back changing rooms have a photogenic name board. The plentiful cover was welcome with light, but persistent rain falling pretty much throughout.

Good steak pies were on offer at £1.75. Unfortunately when I went back at half time for another they had sold out (as had the untried mince variety). The Bovril at £1 was supremely thick and tasty.

Having a wait at Forfar for a connecting bus on the way back I popped in the No.10 bar for a swift Guinness (no real ale) and found a very impressive display of maybe 100 vinyl singles, with original covers, from the 1970s with Generation X & the Sex Pistols prominent alongside some lesser known names. Not sure whether it is good or bad that I could recall the vast majority of tunes without much difficulty !

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Winchester Castle 0-5 Colden Common
Hampshire Premier League
No adm or paper
Att 38 Martin55 H/C, inc 45 minute Vinny

This was too one sided for me, the home side hardly ever threatened. Nice and easy to get to (if in a car), large car park, clubhouse selling the basics, pitch fully railed with a small but of cover on the far side, which was needed in the first half.

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Avro 0-2 Padiham

North West Counties League Premier Division, admission £5, programme available, att: 101

Headed north and had to make the majority of the journey on the A34 as the M6 was snarled up. Made it in plenty of time to grab a place in the smallish car park. Plenty of cover and seats in this ground which is made up of different levels. The artificial pitch played well. Top division of the North West Counties finally done.

Padiham were the better side but Avro were not helped by going down to 10 men when a pelanty was given away. Padiham missed it. The home side's 5 was lucky to last the 90 minutes with some snide tackles. Avro tried hard and Padiham seemed to labour in the 2nd half.

Pretty clear journey home of just over an hour which took a slight detour around Hanley duck on the way back as part of the A50 was closed.

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SWPL Premier Division West
Callington Town 0-8 Saltash United (0-2 H/T)
Att 150-180 - Admission £5 - Can of Diet Coke £1

As the scoreline suggests impressive Saltash cruised to victory over their local rivals. The omens didn't look good for Callington when Saltash hit the post inside the first 3 minutes & a couple of minutes later the visitors took the lead. It was thanks to Callington keeper who made several good saves that it took until 36 minutes before Saltash doubled their lead. Callington started the 2nd half brighter but once Saltash got their 3rd just after the hour from the penalty spot the spirit seemed to go from the home side. The visitors managed to score another 5 goals & come the end were scoring at will. Since my last visit the car park by the clubhouse has been fenced off & concrete steps put in leading from car park & clubhouse to the pitch. It is a nice tidy ground with a great view from outside the clubhouse of the pitch. I was very impressed with Saltash & it will be interesting to see how they get on Saturday when they entertain Western League Clevedon Town in the FA Cup

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NWCFL Division 1 North

Welfare Ground, Emley

Emley AFC 1(0) Chadderton 0(0)

Attendance 216

Admission, Programme, Raffle Ticket, Steak Pie Chips Peas & Gravy, Tea £10 (offer available on the gate)

Enjoyable evening up at Emley for their NWCFL home debut. Competitive game settled by an absolute cracker from talented, if overweight, Rob Boardman. The striker received the ball some forty yards out with his back to goal. He swivelled and hooked the ball towards the goal. The ball sailed over the Chaddy keeper as he tried to scramble back. A goal worthy of winning any game.

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East Region SJFA - Premier League South
West Calder United 1-4 Linlithgow Rose CFC
at Hermand Park
Attendance - 24 (h/c)
Admission £5, no programme, food available

The weather was bloody awful on Wednesday night, with heavy and persistent rain falling across most of East Central Scotland. At times it was biblical and there were many flash flooding incidents along the road in Edinburgh.
There was a range of junior football options near me in West Lothian, but this game got the nod as it provided an early chance to check out Linlithgow Rose CFC, one of four new outfits to join the junior ranks this season.
They have stepped up from amateur football and are the adult team of the Linlithgow Rose Community Football Club. The degree to which the Community Club and (now) East of Scotland senior club are interlinked is unclear. The Community wing is based at Xcite Linlithgow on the outskirts of town, a local authority leisure facility with 3G cage.
This was only their second game but from an early stage it was apparent that it would provide their maiden victory at this level. This was thanks mainly to the horrendous defending of the home side, who look like they'll be one of the East Region's wooden spoon contenders on the evidence of this performance.
The Rose led by three goals at half time, and despite a slight improvement from West Calder after half time, the result was never in doubt, abandonment aside.
It was hard to gauge how good the visitors were. Their home game against local rivals and fellow new boys Bo'ness United Juniors will provide a better indication on Saturday.
West Calder seem to be struggling a bit. The crowd was as small as I have seen in several visit here and they've been appealing for committee members lately, though there were a few in evidence at this game.
Their playing squad seems to have had a lot of summer turnover so perhaps they'll improve as the season progresses. Or maybe not.
Hermand Park was developed a few years back to replace the historic but spartan Burngrange Park on the village main street, which was turned into housing and a medical centre.
There was an unenclosed pitch on the Hermand Park site previously, but a sizeable clubhouse and small area of standing cover were included when the pitch was fenced off to meet SJFA requirements.
Paper used to be a thing at West Calder but they've only issued once since moving ground to my knowledge and that was for the official opening against a Rangers youth team.

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Halkyn & Flint Mountain 2-4 Plas Madoc (AET, 2-2 FT, 2-0 HT) at Pant Newydd
NEWFA Challenge Cup 1st Round
Admission: Free, Programme: None
Attendance: 36 (h/c)

Ticked off one of the new grounds in the Welsh National League this season, although it had previously been used by Halkyn United who were former Welsh Alliance and North East Wales League members. Good ground for this level, albeit needing a tidying up with quite a bit of overgrowth around. Seated stand central on one side with a small section of covered standing adjacent, flat hard standing and railed all round. Changing rooms at one end along with a small tea hut which was not in use and probably hasn't been since Halkyn United folded. Small car park shared with the cricket club whose pitch is a bit further downhill. Great views over the Dee Estuary into the Wirral, especially on a sunny evening like this was.

On the pitch it was a battle between two sides who had finished last season unbeaten in the league, with the hosts (then just Flint Mountain) winning the NE Wales League while Plas Madoc gained the WNL Division One title, so I expected a decent game although a comfortable win for the visitors. However the first half subverted expectations as Halkyn were the better side and took the lead near the half hour mark through a header by Pete Martin, extending it through a penalty by David Walkiewicz after he was tripped in the box. The visitors came out running in the second half and got a penalty within the first five minutes but the home keeper managed to save it. Madoc pressured for the rest of the half but couldn't get the ball in the net until the 77th minute, Jordan Powell hitting home from inside the six yard box after a cross from the left. Not long afterwards, the scores were level as Jamie Williams headed in from close range to make it 2-2 with five minutes of normal time remaining. Despite both sides best efforts, the game was sent to extra time. Madoc had a clear fitness edge and after scoring a penalty early on through Craig Roberts only needed to sit back and not make any mistake, which they did, adding a fourth in the second period with a tap in from a free kick.

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


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