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Monday 12th August 2019

 



Dr Love
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Aug 12, 2019, 10:55 PM

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Location: Berks.
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Binfield 2-0 Virginia Water
Hellenic Premier


Although the same scoreline as last Monday, this was a much closer contest. The opener arrived late in the first half, after the ball wa kicked away from the keeper who must have just not quite got his hands on the ball. Virginia Water looked better in the first half, and as a result the second fairly comfortable, and a late penalty saved didn't make any difference.


Digdagdog
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Aug 12, 2019, 11:10 PM

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Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
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Uhsport Hellenic One East
Scours Lane
Woodley United 4 Marlow United 3
Admission: £5 inc paper Attendance: 61

A very entertaining evening at Rivermoor; first time seeing Woodley here and both teams offered a feast of attacking football and questionable defence.
There were 4 goals before the half hour; 0-1(12), 1-1(16), 2-1(22) and 2-2(28). The pick of the bunch came on 44 for the away side with a crisp volley from 18 yards for them to lead at HT 2-3.
From my neutral observation, I thought the away side were the better of the two and excpected them to either hold or increase their lead. However, the home side dug in and were awarded a penalty on 78 which was scored and as I edged toward the exit the home side scored the winner on the stroke of 90; cue delirium.
Two committed sides, some of the play would have graced a higher step. Home in 65.



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

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paulh66
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Aug 12, 2019, 11:17 PM

Posts: 19438
Location: Surrey
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, South Liverpool (the South will rise again), Cammell Laird

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Isthmian Premier
Carshalton 1-2 East Thurrock
Att 414, adm £10, prog online

Two defeats on the bounce for last season's runners up and two wins on the spin for the Essex side relegated from step 2 last season. Two excellent first half finishes put the visitors in control but, once player boss Adeniyi brought himself on just before the hour, Carshalton finally started to get their attractive passing game going. Attacked from both flanks, the visitors' goal led a charmed life in the last 15 but although Koroma's 83rd minute finish set up a grandstand finish it proved only a consolation.

For the first hour East Thurrock looked sharp in attack and they defended well throughout the game. For a club who've apparently slashed the budget while awaiting news from the council on relocation plans they looked well-equipped for their return to step 3.

No changes at Colston Avenue since last season apart from a new set of flags flying above the vast covered terrace and the team line ups displayed on the TVs in the bar before the game. No increase in admission, still two well-kept Windsor & Eton beers on cask in the bar and, all in all, still a fine place to spend a Monday evening watching footy.


timmy tabby
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Aug 13, 2019, 7:54 AM

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.....And another at Colston Avenue for Carshalton Athletic 1 v 2 East Thurrock United for what was from a neutral perspective a thoroughly entertaining contest between two teams with very contrasting styles. Pleasantly surprised by the ETU start for this season as most of last seasons Conference South team have departed and the budget is considerably less than last season. However, John Coventry is a wily seasoned manager at this level and whenever I have seen ETU under his tutelage the workrate is nothing less than total.

Difference though was apart from the final ten minutes was the contrast in decisiveness with Carshalton over passing far too frequently going forward and an authoritative ETU defence ensuring that the threat from the likes of Korboa and Koroma was minimised, however the ponderous Carshalton build of attacks was perfect for the appropriate defensive cover to be formed in front of Giddens. In opposition, ETU were infintely more incisive with them taking the lead with a quickly dispatched cross from Wilson and Clark manoeuvred himself just in front of Pappoe to touch past Ohman from close range. Several other chances emanated from the swiftness of ETU's approach play with Ohman reacting quickly twice i quick succession to block Smith's close range drive and then responding instantly to turn Merrifield's rebound around the post. There was no surprise about the lead being doubled with another rapid move forward with Clark sending over a perfect low cross from the right, however the finish from Gilbey half volleying into the roof of the net from close range was worthy of gracing a stage far higher than a Level 3 match in suburban Surrey.

For most of the second half and with Carshalton continuing to unconvincingly meander their way forward and the ETU defence continuing to be resolute and uncompromising in their approach then it looked as if it would be a simple procession towards the inevitable win for the visitors. However, it was clear that the Carshalton manager Peter Adeniyi was displeased with what was occurring, thus bringing himself into the fray and injecting some much needed purpose into the hosts play. They created far more chances and reduced the arrears when Koroma touched in from close range after the third excellent cross leading to a goal of the night this time from Haxhiu ensued.

The hosts even though there was more resolve in their play were wasteful with a couple of free kicks from what were promising positions being sent skywards, with one from Price blasted unimaginatively high out of the ground and any ballboy sent to retrieve would have had a very long walk. The ETU defence continued to be commanding in it's approach and if it was breached, they could rely on Giddens to parry and beat out powerful drives from Koroma and Pattisson, but they could also rely on the latter sending his rebound high over the bar with a hurried shot. Impressed by ETU's approach to the contest and the thoughts on this commendable display was that the least that they would expect would be a tilt at the Play Off's at the dim and distant end of the season.

First visit to Colston Avenue for a couple of seasons and also noticed the large flags fluttering away on top of the covered area but noted that the Pride Rainbow emblem was not flying next to the Russian flag. Also noted that the home clubs notorious policy of only making their online progs available immediately before kick off has been relaxed and therefore the print at w*rk option was facilitated after noting the prog presence at the usual hasty lunch break.

Originally thought that we had erred on the return journey with the 21.45 departure considered out of reach and the 21.49 departure another Southern Trains cancellation (match concluded at 21.39 and a brief trot would have meant that the service would have been caught), we availed ourselves of Hornetini Former Teech's!!! kind offer of a lift back to East Croydon. Fortunately, we did not encounter one red light between Carshalton and our destination, enabling the interception with a speedy Cambridge bound Thameslink service. Indoors half an hour before Monday ended....


Tim
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Aug 13, 2019, 8:48 AM

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Stourbridge 3 Stratford Town 1 (Southern League Premier Central Division) Att: 719

My first sighting of Ian Long's new look Glassboys, and I was very impressed. They are fitter, faster and above all seem more enthusiastic than last season. This was a comfortable win - the splendid Mills could have scored three or four before Stour took the lead just before the break. The second half was more even but the result never seemed in doubt. Good stuff, and the threat of the sin bin seems to be working - dissent was less evident than usual. Admission is still £10/£7, the prog, which has more reading than last season, is still £2.50. Good company in hoppers' corner from Bradshaw, Pheasant and a strong Worcester Mafia. Enjoyed watching Stour much more than I have for some time.

Edit - have been informed by a couple of clever chaps that there are no sin bins above Step 5 as yet. Shows how much big boy football I've been watching...


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prorege
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Aug 13, 2019, 9:26 AM

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West Juniors Sectional Cup, Round of 16 (6.45KO)
Kilsyth Rangers v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, 3-2, H.T. 1-0, Att c.200, Admission £6, No paper, Steak Pie and Coffee £3
At Duncansfield, Kilsyth

This is a proper local derby between two clubs that the Germans would describe as “traditionsverein” – clubs with a meaningful history and local affinity. Driving down from Croy you pass a road-sign reading “Kirkintilloch 6 Kilsyth 2” – this did not prove to be a prediction for the scoreline.

Rob Roy are in the Super Duper Uber League and Kilsyth are in the Nearly Super Champions League, one level below. Despite the recent rainfall (two months worth in two days in some places), the Duncansfield pitch was in excellent condition. It can usually be relied upon to beat the rain and the club are rightly proud of their surface. Duncansfield always seems to get a coat of paint each Summer and the whole place was looking as tidy as ever. The crowd stayed on the tunnel side as the rain never arrived with only four souls located opposite in the huge covered enclosure.

The home side led at half time through Prentice. The first half had been even with both sides worthy of a goal given their attacking intent. Rob Roy equalised two minutes after the restart. Kilsyth went ahead again on the hour mark through Cairns but Rob Roy levelled again in the 70th minute courtesy of a penalty.

A penalty shoot out looked a distinct possibility until Kane unlocked the Rob Roy defence to bet the winner with 12 minutes left to play. Hipkissexpress, in attendance for the game, celebrated the winner with some gusto as a penalty shoot out would have left him tight or time for his train.

Paper obsessives would do well to avoid Kilsyth as they have been one of the least likely clubs to issue over the years.

Pie obsessives should prioritise a visit to Duncansfield as the steak pie is a veritable treat. Artisan pastry, packed with chunks of prime beef in tasty gravy – this is one to savour.

These two factors presumably make this ground unlikely to feature on Chris1963’s itinerary in the near future.

However, the architecture and bowl-like setting of Duncansfield make it a “must visit” for any grounds enthusiast, trumping many modern venues that are more worthy of a bowel-like setting.

I dropped hipkissexpress at Croy afterwards and hopefully his connections worked and he is not still stranded somewhere between there and home.


Chris1963
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Aug 14, 2019, 4:35 PM

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West Juniors Sectional Cup, Round of 16 (6.45KO)
Kilsyth Rangers v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, 3-2, H.T. 1-0, Att c.200, Admission £6, No paper, Steak Pie and Coffee £3
At Duncansfield, Kilsyth


Paper obsessives would do well to avoid Kilsyth as they have been one of the least likely clubs to issue over the years.

Pie obsessives should prioritise a visit to Duncansfield as the steak pie is a veritable treat. Artisan pastry, packed with chunks of prime beef in tasty gravy – this is one to savour.

These two factors presumably make this ground unlikely to feature on Chris1963’s itinerary in the near future.


You are correct about the first one, but I wouldn't refuse to visit any ground in any country just because meat is the only food available.


royals26
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Aug 14, 2019, 10:31 PM

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Location: Reading
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Binfield 2-0 Virginia Water
Hellenic Premier



+1 for here - left home a bit late - usual delays over tea preparation - think I ended up doing my own much later? Unimpressed

Adm: £6 no progs - left sought out a teamsheet in the Bar - they were pondering nicking any progs left lying around the dressing rooms but probably gave up on the idea.

Att : a healthy 171

Directions/Facilities: no changes from last season though they are working on the adjacent 2nd pitch and several 'officials' spent a long time inspecting one of the huge trees that still overhangs one end of it.


Match: thought the result a bit harsh on VW who competed well with a resurgent 'Moles' and if anything were shading the first half. They were somewhat undone by a generous view of the forwards challenge on the young visiting keeper. This resulted in the loose ball being passed into an unguarded net by Josh Helmore.

2nd goal which sealed the win followed a quick move down the left (I think?) finished off by Povey - had the luxury of a missed/saved penalty taken by the same player too.

The pair do it all again in the Vase in a few Fridays time.

 
 


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