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John Treleven
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Aug 17, 2019, 5:09 PM

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St. Ouen 1 (80), E.S. Coutances, Normandy 1 (19)

att 91

Coutances won 5-4 on pens (no extra time)

St. Ouen Centenary Friendly

8pp A5 colour programme

Centenary Cup inaugurated


noprogs
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Aug 17, 2019, 5:41 PM

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Astley & Tyldesley 1 Hollinwood 2
Manchester League Division 2


There was a 15 goal difference in these two team's first results of the season last week, but nothing like that gap today. The first half was poor, with the home side guilty of a couple of glaring misses, but Hollinwood led early in the second half via a good finish out of keeping with the rest of the game. They added a penalty soon afterwards with the home side's consolation coming near the end. Standard about what youl'd expect for the level, with just about the right result.
No football furniture, just a very large field, with space for a second pitch alongside, all tucked behind the cricket field, who look to be the senior partner.


essexian
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Aug 17, 2019, 6:04 PM

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West Midlands Regional Division 2

Newport Town V Coven Athletic H/T 4-1, F/T 4-2
Free in, £1 programme (only saw 5 for sale in the tea bar at 2.30pm), Tea £1, BBQ available.
Attn: Difficult to tell as the ground is in a public park but around 60?

After last season’s sojourn to Eccleshall, Newport returned to their spiritual home for this Division 2 clash having dropped a division in order to stabilise the club. Coven: a club I saw at home five times last season often making up 20% to 25% of the crowd, have gone the other way in moving up a step or two. Whether this was a good idea was questioned at half time as they found themselves outgunned by the homeside, often at their own hand.

However, it was the visitors who opened the scoring on only 4 minutes, a lead they held for just 10 minutes. They were behind 5 minutes later after the visiting keeper got robbed on the edge of his box trying to play football rather than simply hoofing the ball off of the pitch which would have been the safer option. Things went from bad to worse for the visitors as their keeper appeared to turn his knee and hobbled off a minute or two later.

It was three on 36 when the home side punished the visitors for giving the ball away in a dangerous position once again. However, twice with seconds to go of the half the visitors had headers from corners blocked on the line. With seconds of the half running out, the home side charged the whole length of the pitch to make it 4-1 at the break.

The break could not come soon enough for the visitors who came out for the second half a different side and were on top for most remaining minutes pulling one back with a long range free kick on 48 minutes. Good efforts missed, last gasp tackles were made and wrong decision made meant that the comeback was, sadly for the visitors, more promise than product.

Overall, however, a good match to watch although the quality wasn’t as good as last week’s Staffordshire County premier league match I saw.


Windy
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Aug 17, 2019, 6:06 PM

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North West Counties League Premier Division - Hanley Town 0 Litherland REMCYA 0 - Admission £5 - Programme £2 - Attendance 74

Left car at Milton Keynes today then let the train take the strain, but I don’t know who I have upset recently as this was my third goalless draw of the season out of a handful of matches. Firstly, it does annoy me when I drop a club an email, which I did to Hanley at the start of the week, and I don’t receive a reply. If there was an alternative, I would have gone there and boycotted Hanley, but with a train back at 5.50 from Stoke, my options were pretty limited.

The match was forgettable. Not a lot to commend it to be honest. Two clubs who fought hard, but clear to see aren’t going to be near the top of the league. Hanley’s Jonathan Kapendi missed an early sitter from 6 yards when he put the ball way over the bar and then late on, Josh Thorpe, who was probably the stand out player, also missed the target from close range which would have given the home side the three points. An incident in added time saw Hanley’s sub, Christopher Boast receive a straight red card, presumably for kicking an opponent off the ball, but very few actually saw exactly what had happened. No usage of the sin bin this afternoon.

So, three 0-0’s out of 11 matches seen and it’s clear to see that my average goals per game this season is going to be very low indeed unless I suddenly get a big change in fortunes, starting hopefully on Tuesday night in the north east.


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Atavistic
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Aug 17, 2019, 6:11 PM

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Southern League Division 1 Central
Yaxley 1 Halesowen Town 2

Attendance: 140

Halesowen made the better start to the game, swiftly taking control of proceedings and dominating possession. However, it took until the 15th minute for them to create a meaningful chance, and even that was an easy save for Aaron Butcher. Their next good chance came in the 26th minute when a shot from outside the box went into the side netting, tricking many of the away supporters into thinking they had scored.

And then came some controversy at the half-hour mark: after a goal kick, a Halesowen player went down claiming to have been elbowed, and after some discussion between the referee and the linesman Charley Sanders was sent off. Everyone in the vicinity said that there wasn't any contact, and it certainly didn't look like there was from the other side of the ground. Either way, Halesowen were quick to take advantage and took the lead in the 32nd minute from a Montel Gibson header. After this, the game returned to its previous pattern but, while we had been pushing forwards every so often before, we largely found ourselves pinned back at this point. However, we earned an equaliser on the counter in the 42nd minute, with Dan Cotton cutting into the box and turning a couple of times before shooting low to score.

The second half was much quieter than the first, with Halesowen keeping us pinned back throughout but not creating many real chances of note. As we entered the last ten minutes of the match, Halesowen began to get more and more frustrated and we were able to push forward in patches as a result. We weren't able to create many good chances at that stage of the game, but it did at least hold off the onslaught at times. However, despite a valiant defensive effort throughout, Halesowen got the winner in the 94th minute, Luke Yates lashing home a powerful effort from just outside the box.

A cruel ending to a game that should have seen us scrape a point, but there's plenty to be optimistic about after that performance against one of the favourites for the title, not least in terms of the overall defensive unit (which looks much more solid than it did last season).



2019/20 stats (including Pre-Season):

New Grounds: 7 (Luton Town, Soham Town Rangers, Holbeach United, St. Neots Town, Biggleswade Town, Didcot Town, Thetford Town)
Games: 16
Goals: 56
Goals Per Game (to 2 dp): 3.50
0-0s: 0

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IAN S
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Aug 17, 2019, 6:23 PM

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Mellor 1 Milton 1
Lancashire & Cheshire Amateur Premier
h/t 1-0
h/c 8

A very pleasant setting on a surprisingly sunny day. Mellor took the lead in the 15th minute only to be pegged back ten minutes from time. Game was entertaining but never reached any heights.

Game played at Wood Lane, home of Marple RUFC but football pitch is next to the clubhouse, RU first team pitch is a trek away.



We'll be, as we are, when all the fools who doubt us fade away.


The Moose
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Aug 17, 2019, 6:24 PM

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NATIONAL SOUTH: WEYMOUTH 3 DARTFORD 1

ADM: £14. PROG: £2. ATT: 1,010

Terras still unbeaten after five, going better than most thought they would perhaps. Comfortable win, with Darts only waking up with a goal a minute from time. With the 40+ goal chap off to Saarfend, I thought they may struggle at the higher level, but fair play to them so far.

Loadsa shiny new seats in the main stand, albeit the framework is still nicely rusting away overhead. Nought else has changed though & tiz still a cracking old school type of ground to visit. Not sure the 16.5% price hike is justified, but such are the consequences of promotion I suppose. No chance of a Rossi’s today due to delays with holibops traffic, so will have to make up for that tomorrow!

KRTM :-)


kirby knitters
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Aug 17, 2019, 6:36 PM

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MFL 1.

Leicester Road 5 Chelmsley Town 0.

Supposed to have done the Barwell game at Lowestoft today but EMT strikes put paid to that one on their last day before they hand in the keys to Abellio at midnight. Never mind as this was a decent enough game that was done by the break with Knitters 3 goals to the good.

Only downer of the day was getting through the crowds of deadheads on the Barwell carnival. Not seen a bunch of lunatics in such numbers since my last visit to the New Den!


HantsLondoner
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Aug 17, 2019, 6:43 PM

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Hampshire Premier League Division 1

Denmead 0 QK Southampton 0

attendance/paper none, attendance 12 h/c
last season's 1st in Meon Valley Sunday League v 15th/16 in Hampshire Premier Senior
Bit of history here as Denmead (no relation to Denmead and Purbrook of Hampshire 2004 fame) switched from Sunday football last season (I saw them win at Titchfield last Oct with most of the same team here) and made their debut in Saturday football against QK, who were relegated from the Senior Div last season. Unfortunately it wasn't a great game, but the home team gave a very good account of themselves and battled very well.
QK had a good break after only 3 mins, Knapp's shot hitting the post, and that was as close as we got. Dixon's free-kick drifted wide for Denmead soon after, and visiting keeper Neave had to be out quickly to deny Harrison. But then on 15 mins Dixon was left lying in pain on the ground after a normal-looking challenge in midfield, with a suspected dislocated knee. We had a 12-minute delay while he was taken off the pitch, and a further 7-minute delay when the ambulance came, only 25 mins later. Wishing him a swift recovery! Not suprisingly, this overshadowed the rest of the first half, although towards the end the home team started to put the pressure on with a couple more shots saved by Neave and a header being blocked. On half-time C.Crook beat Neave to a long ball down the right but his shot went agonisingly wide. HT 0-0.
After the break Boopa put a free header wide and he also forced Neave into a decent save. Pearson then forced a save from home keeper Bains and Hayes headed a free-kick over. A Harrison break was denied by a good block, then Hussey came close for QK. The visitors had a few chances now: a cross found Whitemore running in to head powerfully towards the net, only to be denied by a great save by Bains, tipping it over. Two more shots went wide, and Knapp had shots saved and blocked as we reached injury time. With a final effort sub Moody broke through again for the visitors, but again Bains denied him. I think both sides will probably be satisfied with a draw; Denmead might be quite hard to beat at home.
'Home' is Front Lawn, a Hampshire FA 3G facility at Leigh Park, near Havant. It's in a cage, with standing down one side. No dugouts. There is a tea bar in the modern changing room complex, and a smallish car park in front of that. Otherwise you have to take your chances in Leigh Park - the shopping centre is just over the road.



If you're going to/been to a Hampshire Premier League match, I'd really appreciate you filling in a questionnaire - available in the Groundhopping/General section, or just PM me for a copy. Thanks.

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osborne
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Aug 17, 2019, 6:58 PM

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Newark Town 1 Staveley MW Reserves 0
Admission £3/£2
Programme £1
Tea £1

With this being a new ground the postcode wasn't recognised by either my SATNAV or google maps, so it's easier to say the entrance to the YMCA Sports Activity Centre is opposite the Hawtonville Childrens Centre.. There is a large car park, with further parking at the end, closer to the ground. Entrance to the ground is at the end of the sports facility, where a man in a shed takes money for entrance into the 3g cage.
The ground is 4 sided so there is planty of space and on your left is a path down to the changing rooms and tea hut.
According to the programme an area of cover is being erected soon.
The game wasn't great, Staveley started brightly, then Newark had a good spell but finishing by both sides was disappointing. The second half saw Staveley open brightly but Newark began to dominate the game and they took a deserved lead from a looping header. The home team held on for the win.
It's great that Newark are back in the town and hopefully they can develop the ground further and start to progress.


barcud-coch
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Aug 17, 2019, 7:19 PM

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Felindre 2 Knighton Town Reserves 2

Bright Park: Watson Financial Mid Wales League (South)

This was my first ever visit to this ground after missing out during the past two seasons since the club reformed. It was also the opening weekend of the Mid Wales League (South) season after kicking-off last night with two matches at Llandrindod Wells Reserves and Rhayader Town Reserves. Despite having found themselves in the lower reaches of the Mid Wales League (South) since reforming at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, Felindre were a leading club in this league during the 1960s, being crowned champions on five successive occasions during the first-half of the decade. The border club recorded a famous victory over mid Wales giants Newtown in the Welsh Amateur Cup during this time but then appear to have disappeared from the local football scene following their last title triumph in 1964/65. The Millers finished bottom of the table on both occasions since returning to the league but have completed their fixtures despite being on the end of some heavy defeats against more experienced opposition. Knighton Town Reserves had effectively reformed this season after their first team were promoted to the MMP with Norman Lloyd Mid Wales League Second Division. However, the Bryn-y-Castell club had a reserve team in this league last season and that became their only team after the opening weeks of last term, when the first team were forced to withdraw from the MMP with Norman Lloyd First Division. The players change in the community centre, located in Wales, yet the playing area is on the other side of the border after walking through a field from the main road and then crossing the River Teme. There was no rope or rail around the pitch or spectator cover at Bright Park but there are the rolling Shropshire hills to enjoy as a bucolic backdrop to the action.

The visitors opened the scoring as early as the third minute when a free-kick out on the left was headed past the Felindre goalkeeper by one of his own players. The villagers were back on level terms four minutes later when the ball was eventually forced home from close range after a cross was sung in from the right and was not dealt with by the Radnor Robins' goalkeeper and his defence. The Felindre custodian was forced to saved a low 25 yard free-kick in the 14th minute before the visitors nearly regained the lead in the 37th minute when a Knighton Town Reserves forward latched on to a long goal kick and lobbed the advancing goalkeeper but his effort dropped narrowly wide of the target. The hosts took advantage of this let-off four minutes later when they took the lead for the first time in the match. A Felindre forward took advantage of some confusion between the visiting custodian and one of his defenders before sweeping the ball home at the far post when the ball was played back across the goal mouth. The Millers nearly extended their advantage in stoppage time when they volleyed wide of the target from a free-kick delivered out on the left flank. Felindre poked an effort wide of goal from a 48th minute corner before the home goalkeeper did well to hold a 30 yard drive just a minute later. Knighton Town Reserves saw a deflected 25 yard free-kick loop narrowly over the home crossbar in the 53rd minute before drawing level 12 minutes later. A long ball forward into the Felindre penalty areas was headed goalwards and forced over the line at the far post. The villagers responded with a 25 yard effort over the crossbar in the 66th minute as the teams looked for a winning goal in the closing stages. Felindre nearly found the target in the 79th minute following a goalmouth melee before a Radnor Robins forward fired wide of the target when through on goal. The visitors had one last opportunity in the 87th minute but placed a cross wide of the far post and had to settle for a point.

2019/20 Statistics
Goals: 151
Matches: 32
New Grounds: 5


Bantam Cymraeg
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Partington Village 5-0 Holmes Chapel Hurricanes
Cheshire League Division 2
No admission charge
Att: 27 (h/c)

Another Cheshire League newcomer, with Partington winning the Altrincham & District League last season (under their previous name of Rovers). They play at Partington Sports Village, which has indoor and outdoor facilities. Outside there are 3 full size football pitches in a sizeable grassed area, and a full size 3G cage. PV play on one of the grass pitches, which was roped along one side and had pop-up dugouts opposite. Nothing else, but a pleasant location on a sunny day.

PV took an early lead, and then pretty much put the game to bed with 2 goals in as many minutes around the half hour. The first of these was direct from a free kick fully 70 yards out, wind-assisted. They then scored a 4th in the first minute of the 2nd half, and the rest of the game failed to reach the same heights. HCH got more into it without really threatening to score, but PV wrapped it up by going nap in the final minute.


FatCat
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Aug 17, 2019, 7:23 PM

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Hullbridge Sports 0-3 Witham Town (HT: 0-3)
Bet Victor Isthmian League North Division (Step 4)
Admission: £10
Programme: £1
Attendance: 151

This was Hullbridge’s first game at Step 4 and Town proved to be party poopers!

Hullbridge’s Lower Road ground has been improved since our visits there in the Essex Senior League days.
There is an attractive wooden perimeter fence all round, although one side of the pitch is inaccessible, with covering behind one goal.
The clubhouse was bright and tidy.

In Witham’s first competitive game under new manager Mark Benterman, Town took the lead in the 17th minute and two goals in two minutes just before half time gave Witham what would prove be an unassailable lead.
After the break Hullbridge had a lot more possession and pressure but the Town defence stood firm.
After last season’s brush with relegation today was a joy to watch.


Bigaitch
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Aug 17, 2019, 7:25 PM

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London Lions 1 Ampthill Town 2
Spartan South Mids, Div 1, Att: 27 (Official)
Admission £5 , programme online.

How there were only 3 goals in this game will remain a mystery to me and I guess others who were present. Good keeping, especially by the visiting No 1 and some wastefulness in front of goal by both teams kept it at 1-2.
The hosts, deprived of 7 first team players due to competing in the International Maccabi Cup in Hungary started well and continually broke through the visitors defensive ranks but were wasteful at the crucial moment. On the half hour the visitors were awarded a penalty following what looked like a clear foul by the keeper, however despite him then diving the wrong way, the ball rebounded off the post. Within 2 minutes the hosts exacted punishment when after again beating the Ampthill back line their forward showed great composure and found the back of the net.
Just prior to half time, a corner for Ampthill brought a great save from the keeper and the rebound was driven home, but was disallowed after an assistant saw an infringement. This led to one of the visitors having too much to say on the matter and he was dispatched for a ten minute breather, thus breaking my sin-bin virginity.
Into the second half and Ampthill came out strong and equalised within a couple of minutes with a ferocious shot that beat the home keeper all ends up and went in off the underside of the bar. After that there were chances at both ends but it was the visitors who won it with another penalty late on, this time for a clumsy foul by a defender with the assistant doing his job well in bringing it to the referees attention. The kick was dispatched with aplomb, with the keeper going the wrong way.
After that Ampthill looked comfortable as I think the significant number of senior players absent took its toll on Lions.
Lovely set up at Rowley Lane with a decent clubhouse also housing the changing rooms at one end and flat standing all round, with one end significantly raised giving a good view. A decent 180 odd seater stand down one side dedicated to a clubman is the only cover, and the whole lot including the pitch is very impressive.
Enjoyable company with a Charlton supporting hopper and latterly in the game BDA85 of this parish who was there in his capacity with the visitors. Good to meet you sir, hope you had a safe journey home and I hope to catch up with you again.


paulh66
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Aug 17, 2019, 7:32 PM

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L1
Tranmere 5-0 Bolton
Att 8,568 inc 2,014 away

Job done against a team of kids who can't be faulted for effort or trying to play decent football but are currently way out of their depth. You can only beat what's put in front of you, though, and, after all, this was their biggest defeat of the season. Important for us to start scoring and to get points on the board sooner rather than later, and this should give the lads a confidence boost, not least the impressive Ferrier (whose second and our third had everything you want from a striker - awareness then strength then sublime skill, topped off by a neat finish).

37 minutes of one-way traffic before the opener from Banks, Ferrier poached second a couple of minutes later and hit the third just after the break, Jennings made it four and a flukey deflection from Payne of Mullin's shot completed the scoring. They hit the bar from a free-kick on the stroke of half time but their nil was merited.

Sad that a visiting nutter invaded the pitch in the second half, equally sad that he was allowed to bumble around for far too long before any stewards went after him. Game never really got going again after that and, by the end, it was all beginning to feel a bit hollow.

Can't draw too many conclusions from this but we'll gladly take the points, a thumping of our old foes and all the other positives into Tuesday's visit to Bristol Rovers.


LondonBuck
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Aug 17, 2019, 7:34 PM

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MILL FARM
AFC FYLDE 1 WOKING 4


Excellent day out including the wartime weekend in Lytham, and three good beers.
Stadium all very nice, but was sold the wrong ticket and couldn't get through the electronic turnstile, the helpful steward arranged for it to be changed, but all pointless as nobody was enforcing segregation properly anyway, and why would they when there's hardly any fans!
Also 6 attempts at locating a programme and being directed to different places proved fruitless, I came away empty handed Unimpressed Farce Crazy

Great result though Smile



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Sussexhopper
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Aug 17, 2019, 7:43 PM

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North West Counties League Premier Division - Hanley Town 0 Litherland REMCYA 0 - Admission £5 - Programme £2 - Attendance 74

Left car at Milton Keynes today then let the train take the strain, but I don’t know who I have upset recently as this was my third goalless draw of the season out of a handful of matches. Firstly, it does annoy me when I drop a club an email, which I did to Hanley at the start of the week, and I don’t receive a reply. If there was an alternative, I would have gone there and boycotted Hanley, but with a train back at 5.50 from Stoke, my options were pretty limited.

The match was forgettable. Not a lot to commend it to be honest. Two clubs who fought hard, but clear to see aren’t going to be near the top of the league. Hanley’s Jonathan Kapendi missed an early sitter from 6 yards when he put the ball way over the bar and then late on, Josh Thorpe, who was probably the stand out player, also missed the target from close range which would have given the home side the three points. An incident in added time saw Hanley’s sub, Christopher Boast receive a straight red card, presumably for kicking an opponent off the ball, but very few actually saw exactly what had happened. No usage of the sin bin this afternoon.

So, three 0-0’s out of 11 matches seen and it’s clear to see that my average goals per game this season is going to be very low indeed unless I suddenly get a big change in fortunes, starting hopefully on Tuesday night in the north east.


Out of interest why did you email them?


Dave 56
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Aug 17, 2019, 7:47 PM

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Central Midlands, South Division. KO 15:00. Programme £1.50. Crowd 36.

Rowsley '86 2 v 1 Linby Colliery Welfare

First game for Rowsley at the higher level. Basic facility with a changing room block including a tea bar with Tea and Coffee 50p. There was a note saying £3 admission but no one collected any money. The pitch was a few yards away from the changing rooms and had been roped off on the near side. The wooden dugouts were opposite side. Picturesque setting in the Peak District national park.


Rowsley started very brightly and were gifted an early goal when a defender passed to an unmarked forward just outside the box, the striker slotted the ball past the advancing keeper. Another goal a few minutes later gave them a deserved comfortable lead but the action faded in the remainder of the half.

The visiting "team talk" at half time could be heard by everyone! The immediate effect was an improved start by Linby but the game reverted to the mediocre level of the latter stages of the first half and the consolation goal arrived with seconds left.

Quick mention about the programme. Professionally produced 28 pager with good content, plenty of adds but it will be produced for all home league games I believe. For those that collect badges, these were also on sale at the tea bar.






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PaulC
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Aug 17, 2019, 8:19 PM

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Scottish FA Cup Preliminary Round 1 replay
Auchinleck Talbot 6-1 Dundonald Bluebell
Beechwood Park, Auchinleck
Admission £7/£4 (grandstand +£0.50)
Attendance 700
Programme - I assumed there weren't any until I saw one in somebody's back pocket as I was leaving the ground.


Beechwood Park was looking good for this Scottish Cup replay - the pitch being in perfect condition despite the recent deluges. All is neat and tidy inside - in contrast to the main street beyond its walls. There is no sign yet of any preliminary work going on ahead of the intended installation of floodlights . East Ayrshire Cooncil has just presented a cheque for £1,000 to Talbot in recognition of their Scottish Junior Cup win earlier this year. The money will be put towards the erection of the lights.

By all accounts Talbot were fortunate to come back from Fife with a draw last week. This week Bluebell were fortunate not to be sent back over the Forth with a double figure drubbing. Talbot scored six while another half dozen good scoring chances went abegging.

The home side were ahead in 5 minutes and following an absolute cloudburst which forced me to shell out 50p to sit in the grandstand (and I still got wet) they converted a penalty (I've no idea why it was awarded) on 20 minutes. Goals on 40 and 42 minutes took the tie out of the 'Bell's reach and Talbot still had time to miss two sitters before the half time whistle brought blessed relief for the hard-pressed Senior visitors.

Within minutes of the restart Talbot rattled the crossbar, with the ball bouncing down onto the line but we just had to wait a few more minutes for the inevitable fifth.

With around 10 minutes to go Bluebell scored with a neat lob over the Talbot keeper. Talbot replied by going straight back upfield and restoring their five goal lead. The player celebrations for this goal included the linesman getting a peck on the cheek from one of the players. He took it in good spirit!

Despite their thrashing today Bluebell weren't all that bad. They look a big strong team who can play some neat football but they didn't stand a chance against a rampant home side. Talbot had more nous, were more direct and were altogether more incisive. It was a perfect example of the contrast between the top Ayrshire Juniors and the teams from the East. The visitors moved the ball about prettily but rarely threatened, whilst Talbot simply went for the jugular.

Talbot's win makes it a full house of junior teams into the next round. Auchinleck travel to Camelon and if they want to avoid the fate of Ayr United, Cove Rangers and their EoSL colleagues at Fortress Beechwood, Camelon had better do what Dundonald failed to do - settle it at the first time of asking.

On the way home the heavens opened once more and the Ayr by-pass was completely awash. It's time the cooncil cleared some drains.


(This post was edited by PaulC on Aug 17, 2019, 9:19 PM)


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Aug 17, 2019, 8:25 PM

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Isthmian North
Tilbury 1 Cambridge City 2
Admission £6 (concession) Attendance 150

Cambridge City's first game as an Isthmian League side gave their supporters the opportunity to visit what is surely the jewel in the crown of the Essex countryside – Tilbury. Chadfields itself looked like it has been spruced up since my last visit some five years ago and was spick and span with the pitch in excellent condition. Nevertheless the club recently announced plans to relocate to a new all weather pitch and stadium just to the north of the existing site with high-quality houses being built on and around the current pitch to fund the development and to allow the club “to take the next steps in its growth”. Far be it from me to criticise professional developers but those of us just pleased to find our cars where we left them after the match might question how attractive new properties in this area would be to new buyers. It has worked at nearby Aveley though so best wishes to Tilbury in their endeavours.

Today's match was fairly even for fifteen minutes. Then a moment of madness cost Tilbury as Spooner lashed out with his elbow at City's Sparrow with the ball out of play and he can't have been surprised to find himself despatched to the dressing room. This gave City the opportunity to push forward and they took the lead not long before half time when an Adam Watkins shot took a slight deflection which took the ball beyond the keeper and into the far corner of the net. The second half began with City mainly on the front foot and they doubled their lead when some quick passes left Matt Sparrow clear for a well hit finish. It should have been plain sailing from there but Tilbury dug in and won a penalty for a trip just inside the box with around ten minutes left. Sykes finished emphatically from the spot and City fans feared the worst. As it happened Tilbury couldn't create any meaningful chances and City played out time without too much fuss.


Andy D
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Aug 17, 2019, 8:34 PM

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Gillingham Town 5 Wareham Rangers 3, Dorset Premier League, Att: 25, Admission: £4, Prog: No

I didn't fancy travelling too far from the Southern residence today so it was the ideal opportunity to re-complete this league with a visit to Gillingham's new facility, 200 yards along a gravelled drive beyond their old ground which still stands and is presumably being used by someone as it was being cut this afternoon. The new version doesn't have the character of the old one, a drop in standing terrace being the only shelter with a bar, tea bar and changing rooms on the side nearest the entrance in portable buildings. Still possibly a work in progress, it is more than sufficient for their current step 7 level. The game, between two sides without a point prior to today was a game of two halves, the first total madness, the visitors taking an early 2-0 lead before 5 goals in 7 minutes gave Gillingham a 4-3 half time lead. The second period was much more a regular affair and although there were plenty of chances after the break, just one more goal by the home side's central striker (completing a hat-trick) was all we got. A disappointingly low crowd which maybe explains why Gillingham took the decision to step away from the Western League.



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Dr Love
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Aug 17, 2019, 8:38 PM

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Location: Berks.
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I've not been able to get out walking since Tuesday, and with a ground (The Caburn) I'd missed at a higher level due to go soon, a combined trip was in order. So the morning spent on the Downs above Seaford and Newhaven.

AFC Ringmer 2-1 Sporting Lindfield
Mid Sussex Premier


The hosts took advantage of poor defending to score twice before the interval. The visitors probably had more efforts at goal in the half, but aside from a free kick which struck the bar they didn't come close. At least one effort from close range cleared the netting behind the goal. The second period was much better, with both keepers called into action more frequently. Somehow the only goal was a freekick on the hour, but the result was in doubt until the end.

Plenty of cover on the nearside in front of the large clubhouse, with a seated stand opposite and even a little overhand in front of a storage shed by one corner. The far end is out of bounds and very overgrown.

As the kickoff was at 2pm, time for another small walk, this time up to The Caburn (the hilltop fort) this time.


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Aug 17, 2019, 8:50 PM

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Whitstable Town 1 Sittingbourne 1
isthmian, South east Division
Belmont Ground


Admission: £10
Programme: £2
Attendance: 318


Most on here must have visited this ground, and if you have not it is well worth a visit with a good mixture of stands including a cracking grandstand, all have had a recent paint job, no adverts yet placed back up so all very shiny and white!
Football wise the home team started well on top and looked very classy but slightly against the run of play it was the visitors who took the lead after 28 minutes.
Then on 41 minutes Sittingbourne were reduced to 10 men after a straight red card was shown.
Second half and Whitstable seemed to have lost their way, they struggled to make their extra man count and it took till the 70th minute to get back on terms after the Sittingbourne keeper failed to hold a shot.
But then Whitstable never pushed on and the 10 men held on easy and in fact finished the game on top.



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Aug 17, 2019, 8:57 PM

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Burscough Dynamo 0-6 Longridge Reserves...West Lancs Div 2...F&N....K.O 1500

Took the short haul to a set up I'd never visited before and only about 40 miles away. Roads were fine and I wasnt in a rush as my wheel bearings were playing up. Had a chuckle to myself when passing through the village of Esprick, before joining the M55. Some scoundrel with a paint brush had took it on himself to rename the village.....I'd thought about doing it myself for years. After leaving Prick it was a clear run all the way.


The grounds just across from the retail park off the A59, loads of land and a fair number of pitches and ample parking.
There was a game kicked off at 1430 between Dynamo's reserve side and Wigan Rovers, I watched a bit before moving to the far pitch for the main event.

Longridge took the lead from the spot on 16 mins went further ahead on 28 mins and even further ahead when the visiting No5 crossed from the left hand touch line and it went in.

With further goals on 49, 55 and 67 Longridge won at a canter. looking fitter and more organised. The afternoon was a mix of brilliant sun and light showers, all the pitches here looked in fine fettle. Only one building on site but it hosts a number of dressing rooms, no sign of refreshments today.

Good plod back north.



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KevinW
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Aug 17, 2019, 9:08 PM

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BetVictor Southern League – Division One South
Cossham Street – Official Attendance: 128

Mangotsfield United (1) 3 ………. Sholing (0) 0


Entrance: £8
Programme: £2 – A decent enough read and produced/edited by someone very much against the digital programme revolution.

I had a trip to Mangotsfield pencilled in for last season’s opener against Winchester City, but an impromptu family get-together put paid to that visit. One year on and it was the turn of local-side Sholing to visit on the opening day of the season, so I decided to ‘follow’ them across to south Gloucestershire for my first visit to Cossham Street.

Straightforward enough journey, with no holds-up and none of the torrential downpours that had been forecast earlier in the week. In fact it was a very pleasant afternoon, with one of the ladies in the refreshment bar bemoaning the fact that she wasn’t at home, washing and drying her sheets – each to their own, I guess.

I was interested to see how Sholing would fare after last season’s romp to the Wessex League title. Today’s game showed them that things are going to be a little different this season. The hosts’ opener came in the 14th minute, when their #11 placed a well struck free-kick into the top left (from his perspective) corner of the net. In fact the #11 looked lively throughout and proved to be a bit of a thorn in the visitors side, until he was substituted with the game pretty much put to bed. I seem to recall he was involved in the build up to the second goal, and he definitely provided the pass that set Mangotsfield’s #9 free to score the third (and his second) goal. Sholing did create some chances, but lacked any composure with their finishing and in the end were well beaten by a side who generally looked sharper with their passing and more sure-footed with their touch. Next up for the Southern League new boys is Basingstoke Town – I may just be tempted to pop along to Portsmouth Road on Tuesday night to see how that one goes.

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