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Hornchurchspur
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Sep 22, 2019, 12:06 AM

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Combined Counties League Premier
Frimley Green 2 Sutton Common Rovers 0
Admission £5 (concession) Attendance c50 (h/c)

A fairly routine win for Frimley Green on a glorious late summer afternoon. They took the lead on 30 mins when a long clearance from keeper Fallon bounced over the last defender and Bone was on hand to head the ball beyond Fallon's opposite number in the Sutton Common goal. Sutton Common looked threatening at the start of each half but other than that rarely troubled the Frimley goal. At the opposite end Frimley twice hit the woodwork before De St Croix sewed things up with a cool finish five minutes from time.

Frimley Green's ground is situated in one corner of the local recreation ground. One small building close to the entrance accommodates dressing rooms, bar, refreshment kiosk and clubroom. There are a few seats to one side of the building and some unfinished covered standing to the other. Opposite and at a higher elevation given the slope on the pitch is a more traditional area of covered seating. It was difficult to decide which side of the pitch to watch from. The uphill side meant viewing into the bright sun and having to put up with a small band of youths whose occasional chanting was accompanied by an annoying banging on the side and roof of the stand with whatever implements were available. I chose to stand on the dressing room side and instead had to listen to the Frimley Green manager's incessant shouting of “ He doesn't want it” or “One go and one sweep” with the only relief being when he claimed every throw in and every foul for his own side.


Atavistic
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Sep 22, 2019, 12:06 AM

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Location: Guildford/Yaxley
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Premier League
Burnley 2 Norwich City0

Admission: £20, Programme: £3
Attendance: 19,712

Norwich got thoroughly "Burnleyed" today, conceding two poor goals in the opening fifteen minutes and then being unable to muster up any meaningful response despite some decent spells in possession.



2019/20 stats (including Pre-Season):

New Grounds: 11 (Most Recent: Aldershot Town)
Games: 20
Goals: 65
Goals Per Game (to 2 dp): 3.25
0-0s: 1

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hotchkiss
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Sep 22, 2019, 12:08 AM

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JERSEY BULLS (2) 5 EVERSLEY & CALIFORNIA (1) 1 Combined Counties One.Admission £6 /£4 standing.Programme £2.Att; 747. 11-00am Flybe flight from Birmingham ( £120 return ).From the airport in Jersey to St Helier was about 30 minutes on the No 15 bus and costs £2-30.It was then a 15 minute walk to Springfield Stadium.Just a main stand with a great view.There is a cage around the pitch but on the far side you are allowed inside.The visitors scored first but by half time it was 2-1 .3 more goals in the 2nd period gave Jersey a comfortable victory.Back in Birmingham by 9-00.


bluearmybob
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Sep 22, 2019, 12:57 AM

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A drive down to The Imperial Fields. KO 3.00pm.


FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round.


TOOTING & MITCHAM 1 (0) v (0) DORKING WANDERERS 0


Scorers.


Home. D Bassett (49)


Away. ~~~~~~~~~


Admission £5. Programme £3. Pin Badge £3. Attendance 326.



GROUNDS VISITED.(375) NEW GROUNDS THIS SEASON 2019/20. (6)
GAMES THIS SEASON 2019/20. (11)
GAMES SINCE LAST 0-0. Three Bridges v Ramsgate. 12/10/19. (0) BEST RUN OF NOT SEEING A 0-0. (61)
LEAGUES COMPLETED. Championship. Isthmian League North. ECL Premier Division. SCEFL Premier Division.
FOOTBALL SEEN IN:Bulgaria,Czech Republic,England,France,Greece,Guensey,Holland,Scotland,Switzerland,Turkey & Wales.




Dave 56
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Sep 22, 2019, 8:08 AM

Posts: 1046
Location: Staffs.
Team(s): Leatherhead

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NAIA. California Pacific Conference, @ Sherbeck Field, Fullerton College. KO 13:00 (F&N). Crowd 60.

Hope International 1 v 2 UC Merced After (GGET)


Artificial pitch inside a running track, marked out primarily for American football. Four small bleachers along one side. Very warm, starting temperature 88 degrees. I chose to take shelter behind the goal along with several others including a grandmother of one of the players. At 83 she didn't pull any punches,
quote "that Trump is an idiot" and "most of the referees fell off the log at an early age", bless her she even drives to |Arizona to watch them play.

Both teams had good records going into today's game, cancelling each other out and setting up a possible 0-0 until the visitors made a breakthrough in the 76th minute. Happy to see the ball enter the net and avoid the pointless extra time only to be thwarted when the ref awarded the home side a penalty with 15 seconds left on the clock, duly converted and so to golden goal extra time'

Luckily the visitors scored inside 4 minutes and deserved their win as the slightly better side. Plenty of time to check in at the motel before :-

MLS. KO 19:30. Admission $50 no programme. Crowd NK yet.

L A FC 1 v 1 Toronto

The impressive Banc of California stadium is home to LA FC. Great stadium fairly full with an enthusiastic crowd. Pre match is about entertainment and putting on a show which included Olly a Hawk flying free over the stadium and swooping down to collect treats, all pure theatre. During the half time the music blared out and the stadium floodlights became disco lights going on and off to the music. If we did that here we would have to wait 15 minutes before turning them on again!

The game was East meets West. LA FC top of the West and Toronto 4th in the East. I have to say Toronto bossed the first 30 minutes and were worth their lead. LA had the ball in the net on 33 but it was ruled out for offside.

Much better from the home side in the second period with the equaliser, a penalty coming in the 95th minute. Enjoyable evening with good entertainment and generally friendly fans.





timmy tabby
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Sep 22, 2019, 8:57 AM

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......The presence of large numbers of Hornertini's on the services to and from M/cr did cause a revision of FA Cup venue, hence Trafford v Darlington was dispensed and the choice of an alternative was passed to the accompanying Mr Druryszki who chose....

Rushall Olympic 2 v 0 Gainsborough Trinity - FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
Prog 40 pages £2.00 - Admission £10.00 - Att 249 (both of our estimates were higher suggesting a possible crowdfudge)

....And Mr D chose well for this was an enjoyable contest, the difference between the teams was that the visiting defence could be prised open, the Rushall defence was in commanding form all afternoon.

The hosts had the better of early proceedings with the second of a large succession of long throws from Lee Smith seeing the aged limbs of Asa Charlton propel himself upwards with an almost free header which he could only direct upwards rather than in the direction of the goal. Rushall took the lead on eighteen minutes with a well worked goal emanating from a lengthy weaving run from the impressive Chekaine Steele who left one Gainsborough defender on his posterior and another trailing as he sped past them and then having done the hard work was sensible in his approach laying a low cross into the middle for the prolific Jonathan Letford to side foot in from close range.

The lead should have been doubled soon after with Levi Rowley's run carving open the Gainsborough defence he sensibly laid a pass to his right out in the direction of the better positioned Steele, however his shooting abilities were not of the level as capabilities on the wing and he blazed over in the direction of the Dales Lane car park. Little from Gainsborough going forward in the first half but late on Jonathan Flatt in the home goal had to be alert to push away a fierce angled drive from Kingsley James and a shot on the turn from Ash Worsfold went the wrong side of the post.

Entertaining flowing first half where to plagiarise a stat from the Rushall website the hosts did not concede a single foul and the visitors conceded just four was matched by an equally entertaining second period most of which was played in the Rushall half. Despite having at least two thirds of the second half play, cannot recall Flatt having to make a difficult save as his defence in front of him was hugely impressive wit them utilising the art of blocking on an almost per minute basis. The corner count was very much in favour of Gainsborough, however these were not take advantage of with Flatt dominating his penalty area reaching to effectively punch clear.

The clearer opportunities were created by Rushall on the break with Rowley perhaps grateful for seeing a raised offside flag as he headed a clear close range header wide and Steele again incorrectly electing to attempt a netbuster rather than using a more subtle approach and blasting over after being set up by Rowley. Rushall's passage into the Third Qualifying Round was sealed by a Clarke cross out from the left which eluded all and ended up in the far corner with Joe Green in the Gainsborough goal being obviously distracted by Letford who greedily tried to claim the goal to add to his seasons extensive tally but from this angle, if he did manage to get a touch it was the thinnest of thins outside edge. Second goal ended the game as a meaningful contest and the hosts will be dreaming of exceeding previous FA Cup exploits by reaching the First Round for the first time. Contest did not end well for Rowley who in an outburst which was totally out of keeping with what preceded he pushed Nathan Stainfield to the ground and received a straight red, but with Gainsborough being by then a completely beaten team it had no effect.

Mr D's first time to Dales Lane and the first this end since 2016 and did not realise that it was now a 4g surface. Clearly suited to the hosts prevailing passing style, there were a few erratic (non) bounces but as a club official pointed out, it has been a real boon financially as like most artificial surfaces up and down the land, there are few hours of the day when it is not in use.

To clear up an earlier errata regarding Ross Hannah (who was a used substitute for Gainsborough in the final minutes), which caused a thread to be raised on the Hitchin Town forum and also caused a Gainsborough official to look very puzzled when asked a question,there are two players with the same name. Ross Hannah the Elder is the Assistant Manager at Gainsborough and Ross Hannah the Younger is less than half the age of his namesake and is a youthful striker for Hitchin. For Mr D whose knowledge of players is questionably the most extensive in the known universe, this is important as when Hannah the Younger is seen, there will have to be a separate index card.

With Mr D accompanying, it was destination Walsall Costa's and post match JDW with this memory failing again in the latter. With it being a July temperature day in September, the need was for a light refreshing ale but instead ordered a heavy stout from B&T that was better suited to cold January evenings. Memory restored with a much lighter choice from Titanic to conclude the days imbibing.

With it being the third Saturday in September their was the inevitable travel travails with the Chiltern train on the outward journey being pulled out of service at Banbury meaning that two sets of passengers had to cram onto the next service in the direction of Snow Hill. Also getting to and from Walsall was not the easiest with points failures and failed trains inhibiting progress. With the mutual conversation continuing all day, there was no chance of the sleep debt being reduced on a much better return journey. Indoors at 23.05 which was an awful lot better than the equivalent Saturdays on previous years. 2018 approx 02.00 Sunday morning from Cleethorpes and 2017 05.45 Sunday morning from South Shields.....


Turbine View
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Sep 22, 2019, 9:17 AM

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Location: Cashes Green Nr Stroud Glos.
Team(s): Cromer Town, Sheringham, Norwich City, Runton Utd.

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Wiltshire Senior League Marlborough 0 Wroughton (2) 3 Att 32hc f&n..Drinks (hot) Coffee £1.20 behind the bar, as are all the usual liquid refreshments inc. Corona alcohol free for £1. Quite a nice little ground this, with a carvernous and obviously lucrative social club, in part of an industrial estate, railed off mostly with views low tree clad hills on both sides, a large rec on one side and allotments alongside. on the field the most comprehensive win you could imagine for the visitors.



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Bantam Cymraeg
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Sep 22, 2019, 9:45 AM

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Location: Flintshire
Team(s): Bradford City

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Cambrian & Clydach Vale 1-2 Haverfordwest County
Cymru South
£5 in
Att: 85 (h/c)

2nd v 3rd at start of play, and the game lived up to the billing. Havvy took an early lead, but the rest of the 1st half was dominated by C&C. The equaliser came via a penalty on 38. The 2nd half was more even possession-wise, although C&C probably created the better chances. Just as it looked like the points would be shared, Havvy scored with a free header from a corner in stoppage time to go top of the league.

Not a bad ground at all. It's 3G, but doesn't really feel like a cage. The only pitch markings are for 11-a-side, and the fences are low and unobtrusively set back along the sides. There are 3 areas of covered seating - two opposite each other along the halfway line, and one behind the goal near the entrance. Facilities are in a variety of portakabins at the near end. The far end is a 3G practice area. Lovely views of the valleys. Nice set up and a successful team, shame they can't get more through the gate.


adji
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Sep 22, 2019, 9:51 AM

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Northfield Town 6 Leamington Hibs 0

Quite one sided cup tie with five goals coming in secondo half . Ground 221

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SME
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Sep 22, 2019, 10:06 AM

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Location: Luton
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Bedfordshire County League Division Four
Brickhill Wanderers 1-0 Catsbrook Wanderers
Admission : N/A
Programme : N/A
Tea : Available with food from nearby park café.
Kick-Off : 2.30pm

Ideal afternoon, weather-wise, for park football so that’s just what I did, walking out from Bedford station to Mowsbury Park (2.5 miles). I had previously visited this venue a few seasons back to see fellow Bedford Leaguers, White Eagles, but the two pitches were so far apart that the one previously used was not visible from today’s venue, being on the other side of the useful café. Due to the extreme temperature, I elected to watch the match from the comfort of a handily-placed bench in the shade of the trees.
Both today’s teams are newcomers to the Bedford League this season with Brickhill having a 100% win record after their first three games. They started more confidently but the visitors from Luton gradually came into the game, having more possession by half-time but few real chances were created by either side. After the interval, both sides hit the bar, Brickhill from a bicycle kick and Catsbrook from a long-range effort that te home keeper could only parry upwards. The only goal of the game was a smart turn and shoot from 20 yards out after 70 mins. Catsbrook threw everything into getting a goal back but Brickhill defended their lead very well with some timely tackles and blocks. Altogether, an enjoyable afternoon in the sun.


paulh66
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Sep 22, 2019, 10:33 AM

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

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MLS. KO 19:30. Admission $50 no programme. Crowd NK yet.

L A FC 1 v 1 Toronto

During the half time the music blared out and the stadium floodlights became disco lights going on and off to the music. If we did that here we would have to wait 15 minutes before turning them on again!





They've done that in the EPL (Southampton, Wolves, Spurs come to mind) and I've a vague idea Celtic do it too. Less common in the Isthmian though. Wink


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Digdagdog
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Sep 22, 2019, 10:52 AM

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FA Cup 2QR
St James' Park
Brackley Town 4 Cinderford Town 0
Admission: £13 + £2 to park Paper available Attendance: 397

New tick for me. Liked the ground; the home side have coped swiftly with the loss of the clubhouse due to a recent fire. Step 2 versus Step 4; this went to plan.
First half was dire though, the away team ran their socks off to cope with the home side's probings; several chances went begging but the Southern League side defended stoutly. HT 0-0.
Second half, two golden chances were missed with free headers, but finally the dam burst with a scuffed finish. An own goal and two fine 20 yarders finished the job.
All played in a good spirit on a hot day. Home in 120 via A34/M4/A3102.



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2019-20 Games: 60 Goals: 242 GPG: 4.03 New Grounds: 36





Sm1d
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Sep 22, 2019, 11:29 AM

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Location: Tyneside
Team(s): Heed & Toon

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Jarrow Reserves 3-6 Hylton CW
Wearside League Division 2
Att.25hc

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Steveb
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Sep 22, 2019, 11:58 AM

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Location: Prestwich
Team(s): England, Leicester City, Bedfont & Feltham

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10.23am (7 minutes early)
North East Christian Fellowship League
St John's Church Snods Edge 1 Heaton Saints 4 (att 3 humans and 2 dogs)

Only the second game I've ever watched in this league, which is now down to a single division. Snods Edge might be the smallest place I've ever watched a game, in England at least, and it's certainly remote.

The ground is just a pitch in a field, but there's nice views and a single park bench if you want to sit while watching the game. Players get changed in the church hall.

Heaton Saints had this game won by half time. The balance of play was quite even, but they were deadly in front of goal and were 4-0 up by the break. Snods Edge had to settle for the satisfaction of the second half's only goal.

Pictures and a short report at https://stevebthegroundhopper.blogspot.com/...s-edge-v-heaton.html

2pm
Northern Alliance, Challenge Cup, 1st round
Cullercoats 2 Blyth Town 4 (att 48 h/c)
Free admission (donations accepted at the tea bar), no progs


A very lively game right from the first minute when the home side's keeper was sent off for handling the ball outside his area and denying a goalscoring opportunity. Blyth led 3-0 by the break, by which time two Cullercoats outfield players had gone in goal.

Blyth eased up after the break, and nearly paid for it towards the end. Cullercoats had looked the more likely scorers, and got a goal back after 82 minutes. Not long later they scored a penalty for 2-3, and Blyth had a player sin-binned to make it 10-a-side.

Deep in stoppage time though it was Blyth got the game's final goal, and Cullercoats stand-in keeper then spent the final moments on the sidelines as he was sin-binned for questioning the goal's legitimacy. Can't recall ever seeing a team have to swap their goalkeeper three times in a match before.

Cullercoats play at Links Avenue. The main pitch is railed off, with a few advertising boards and pitchside buildings that include changing rooms and a small clubhouse/tea bar.

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oxpete
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Sep 22, 2019, 12:01 PM

Posts: 4493
Location: Oxford
Team(s): Pompey

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Warning - non non league...

League Two
Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Cheltenham Town

Entry: £23 in the away end
Attendance: 8,956

Another of the ninety-two knocked off...

A decent match from the point of view of the happy Cheltenham fans, who saw their side score twice, hit the woodwork three times and make numerous other chances throughout the afternoon. Some of their fans were expressing disbelief at the end of this at having witnessed the continuation of a golden run of victories that cements them into third place.

Plymouth played well too, seeing plenty of efforts go narrowly wide plus one come back off the bar. But their style of play was certainly more laboured at times when compared to that of the visitors. And the home support certainly took a dislike to the ref who spent most of the afternoon content of keeping play flowing, with his cards in his pocket and his whistle away from his mouth. Despite the ire of the fans in green, however, it’s notable that there was rarely any sign of protest from the Plymouth players themselves.

A good ground with continuing work on the main stand - on previously seeing this on telly, I had thought it was in the process of being demolished, but it’s actually being tarted up very nicely. However, I couldn’t work out whether or not the terracing at the front is to remain for standing or is to be converted to seating. Hopefully it’ll be the former. The ground itself sits in a large park of woodland and rolling fields, helping to make this a very pleasant visit.


prorege
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Sep 22, 2019, 12:10 PM

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Location: Kingdom of Fife
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Scottish Cup Round One
Gretna v Hill of Beath Hawthorn, 1-0, H.T. 0-0, Att c.120, Admission £6, No programmes, Hot Dog £2, Pint of Tennents £3.20
At Raydale Park, Gretna

Hill of Beath’s debut Scottish Cup run came to a halt at Raydale Park. Following wins over Blackburn and Threave, Haws had hopes of taking Gretna’s scalp but it was not to be.

Gretna have improved considerably since I saw them in their second league game of the season. On that occasion they had some poor players who have now been weeded out. The new signings are better, if scarcely world beaters. Perhaps most significantly Manager Chris Humphrey has pulled on the boots again and he orchestrated things from a wide midfield role.

Haws should have put them game to bed before half time, hitting the woodwork three times but being unable to find the finishing touch. The thought at half time was that this might come back and haunt them and so it proved. Daniel Smales’ effort from wide on the right looped high into the net off the back post – it might have been s shot but more likely it was just a ball booted in that direction to see what might happen.

Haws had the bulk of the ball but created few clearcut chances in the second half. Gretna proved clever in slowing the game down at every opportunity to the frustration of the visiting players and fans.

Raydale Park was looking tidier than on my last visit a few years ago. The “temporary” stand behind the far goal is still there and open to spectators. Most opted to view from the smaller stand on the half way line and from along that side. The wee bar is open for business – lots of Gretna memorabilia on display but none at all from pre 2008. Gretna fans are quick to tell you that this club has nothing to do with the Brookes Mileson abomination, so reviled by Scottish football in general.

There are no programmes at Gretna these days. Teamsheets are available if you are in the right place at the right time.

I opted to get the train for a day out, going via Carlisle. Discovered a short cut I hadn’t know before from Gretna Green station to the ground – turn left when leaving the station and through a long dark tunnel under the railway and ring road and it knocks 15 minutes off the walk. Train back from Gretna Green at 5.30 leaves just enough time for another pint in the ground after the game.

Carlisle on a Saturday early evening is not a place I would care to return. The dayshift of drinkers are reaching crisis point and the evening shift are already pouring as much as possible down their necks. The area around the station is awful with two Wetherspoons next door to each other and numerous other similar dreadful establishments. Large groups of testosterone-fuelled “lads” who would be better off kicking a ball around on Saturday afternoons rather than watching the English Premier League on tv. I headed into the town itself for a few beers in quieter and more salubrious surroundings.

The pathetic nature of rail privatisation and franchises was emphasised when my Virgin Trains return was the forty minutes late arriving at Carlisle. I had to watch two other Edinburgh-bound trains stop and leave again as my ticket was not valid for their companies (a diverted LNER which was three-quarters empty and a Trans-Pennine toy train). Needless to say my train was stowed to way beyond capacity. Abolish all these free-market capitalist enterprises and nationalise the lot, I say.


PhilT
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Sep 22, 2019, 12:12 PM

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Location: Cambridgeshire
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Newmarket Town 3 - 1 Gorleston
ECL Premier Div
Admission £7; prog £1

Newmarket Racing Open Weekend this weekend. Last year we'd got soaked visiting all the yards etc on the Sunday, and with the weather threatening the same this year, decided to take in the Saturday instead. A race meeting in the afternoon restricts Saturday's events somewhat, but had a very interesting visit to the British Racing School to start with and then made our way into town.

Happily Newmarket Town were at home, so I made my way over there after lunch while the other half visited the National Horseracing Museum.

It's a nice neat ground with a large car park and an artificial pitch. Good full colour programme covering all the basics. The only shelter from the sun was in the seated stand, so watched the game from there.

It was a very open entertaining game. Gorleston took an early lead, but Town equalised soon after, and from then on had the better of things. One further goal in each half gave Town the points. Both keepers made two or three excellent saves which kept the score down.

A fair few folk there, although quite a few with the loads of kids charging about after doing their mascot duties. The club (I assume) had placed 3 drums behind one goal, which were hammered pretty unrhythmically for most of the game - happily they were far enough away from the seats not to be too annoying....

An enjoyable day out.


oxpete
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Sep 22, 2019, 12:24 PM

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Location: Oxford
Team(s): Pompey

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Brixham 2-2 Cullompton

Cheap train tickets to Paignton and a 20 minute onward ride to Brixham on the no. 12 bus which runs every ten minutes. Brixham has some lovely views of the harbour, with the town's compact, multi-coloured houses adorning the steep hills either side. I got to walk those damned hills twice - once to the GBG-listed Queens Arms a few hundred yards to the north and once to the ground, due south, after the hourly no. 17 bus didn't turn up. Had bags of time - it's just under a mile from the town - but was in a state of advanced evaporation by the time I reached it.


Funnily enough, I slogged it up that same hill (twice!) to go to the very same pub on Thursday afternoon. Knackering, but well worth it for a couple of excellent pints. The Queen’s Arms also happens to be the long-time local of MK-based TheWavendonian when he’s down that way. A good pub.


pokal02
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Sep 22, 2019, 1:04 PM

Posts: 2300
Location: Cockfosters
Team(s): Barnet, Cockfosters, Truro City, Udinese

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Halifax 4-2 Barnet
Conf Nat
Att 1,941 Adm £20 Prog £3 Coffee £1.20


Barnet, despit their usual injury crisis, started pretty well here only to concede a shocking goal after 12 mins (two home players were yards offside) and another a minute later. By 20 mins it was 2-2 with two long-range strikes from Akinola and Adams. The home team then stepped up a gear and in truth Bees were 2nd best for the rest of the game.

Both sides missed a couple of half chances at 2-2 but once Bees didn't deal with a low ball into their box turned in by Nolan on 70 mins there was no coming back with Halifax adding a 4th in added time when the Bees defence was seemingly expecting them to waste time in the corner and switched off.

Would expect Halifax to make the play-offs based on this performance with Barnet unlikely to be troubling either end of the table.

Trains both ways behaved reasonably and indoors for 21:20.


villan
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Sep 22, 2019, 1:26 PM

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Location: Redditch
Team(s): Aston Villa-Newport County-

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With the glorious sunshine decided to tick off another low level basic venue & again headed to Central Midlands League territory.


Buckingham insurance league cup 1st round Ripley Town 4 Appleby Frodingham 1 free oap £2 otherwise programme £1 donation ATT h/c 31


Greenwich Park is a large expanse with cricket at one end & 2 football pitches at other with a drive in between for car parking & changing rooms/tea bar with TV showing Irlam FA Cup game. No facilities pitch side with good pitch roped on 1 side & behind near goal at car park end. Dug outs on other side. The game was even with neither side able to finish off despite hosts keeper looking particularly vulnerable on high balls. AF came to rue missed chances when hosts scored on 42. After break hosts slowly gained momentum but it took to 71 to increase lead & then 2 more added on 78 & 81. All 2nd half goals scored by subs & well taken with young Oliver Curran getting last 2. App. Frod. got a late consolation but were well beaten although it could have been closer & a much higher number of goals if both sides had taken many chances available although visitors keeper did make a number of good saves.


A good day out & good to meet up again with ex poster hornet/The Town & to meet league press officer Richard as a result of which I have now added another new venue to my list Newark Town although I may leave until later in season as cover is still to be installed. Post match drink with a revisit to Talbot which is no longer a tap for Amber brewery & then an excellent birthday meal at Boot in Repton located on Boot Hill!!! No traffic issues & only 1 hour 30 each way. Excellent outing.



End 2018-19, Total Grounds 1427

New grounds 2019-20. 21


paulh66
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Sep 22, 2019, 1:58 PM

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

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Brixham 2-2 Cullompton

Cheap train tickets to Paignton and a 20 minute onward ride to Brixham on the no. 12 bus which runs every ten minutes. Brixham has some lovely views of the harbour, with the town's compact, multi-coloured houses adorning the steep hills either side. I got to walk those damned hills twice - once to the GBG-listed Queens Arms a few hundred yards to the north and once to the ground, due south, after the hourly no. 17 bus didn't turn up. Had bags of time - it's just under a mile from the town - but was in a state of advanced evaporation by the time I reached it.


Funnily enough, I slogged it up that same hill (twice!) to go to the very same pub on Thursday afternoon. Knackering, but well worth it for a couple of excellent pints. The Queen’s Arms also happens to be the long-time local of MK-based TheWavendonian when he’s down that way. A good pub.


I agree, a good pub. They had a good range of about half a dozen on and my 5.5% IPA went down a treat. From there I rolled back down the hill to the town's other GBG 2020 entry, a bog standard 'spoons. Having also had a quick pint in Paignton, the uphill slog to the ground wasn't appreciated!


Rebel Yeller
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Sep 22, 2019, 2:38 PM

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Location: Staines
Team(s): Hopper

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Wessex Division 1

Whitchurch United 2 Totton & Eling 0

Entry - £6. Programme - £1. Attendance 47. Weather - glorious...not a cloud in the sky.

Whitchurch play at the Longmeadow Sports Centre on the edge of town. A decent sized car park appends a pleasant little ground. A stand on one side is the only cover and the pitch has a fearsome slope. There's a good sized clubhouse with 2 real ales available and a separate tea bar. The centre does have some extra pitches to the rear of the stadium, but the whole thing is set in rolling Hampshire countryside.

As for the match, WU were by far the better side throughout. They have a good forward line that should have had 2 in the first half, but were thwarted by good keeping and defending. Unfortunately, WU are not as effective at the back, and the defence struggled at times against a lively T&E attack. HT 0-0.


No doubt after a half time hairdryer, WU came out and scored on 50, a good passing movement finished off by nippy wide player Thompson. Considering the heat, the game was played at a good pace, but after the goal the game was more even. WU did get a deserved second on 90+5, with T&E pushing forward, a strong shot was belted in by Shuttleworth, probably my MoM.

A303/M3/M25 were kind on the way home and I was indoors by 1750.


cherryhopper
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Sep 22, 2019, 2:59 PM

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Team(s): AFC Bournemouth, Verwood Town, Sunderland

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1500:
Southern Combination Football League Division 2
Angmering Village 0-0 Upper Beeding
Headcount 55
Admission Free - Programme £2

1600:
West Sussex League Division 3 South
Angmering Village Reserves 1-0 Ambassadors
Headcount peaked at 30 - F + N

Change to original plan wanting to make most of the sunny weather heading to Decoy Drive after spending 2 hours on East Preston beach. Unexpectedly saw two games on different pitches though neither were much to write home about. The closest to a goal in the main game was when the hosts hit the bar in the first half. Watched the second half in the corner where I could keep an eye on both games, easier to do when not much is happening in eitherTongue. The main pitch is roped off and overlooked by a lovely old wooden clubhouse similar to Horndean with a covered overhang under a raised viewing platform set back about 10 yards from the pitch. There are two more pitches in the complex, one running parallel on the opposite side beyond the cricket square, the other where my bonus game took place running at a right angle to the main pitch in the corner behind a basketball court. This pitch is more enclosed than the main one surrounded by trees on two sides and houses on the near side which also has seven wooden poles extending to the basketball court with training lights on top of six of them.

Game 2 had my full attention in the second half and it looked like I would see two goalless draws until the hosts finally broke the deadlock with five minutes remaining, a through ball to the right hand edge of the box fell to #3 who shot through the keepers legs. Fulltime listed the venue for this game as Southfields Recreation Ground in Littlehampton which clearly wasn't the case. Angmering Saturday Reserves, a separate club to Village, were also home in a cup game listed for Decoy Drive at 3pm but this must have either taken place earlier in the day on the same pitch hence the 4pm kick off or played at the aforementioned Southfields Rec.


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Feversham Lens
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Sep 22, 2019, 3:26 PM

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Fraserburgh 0 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 1 (HT 0-0)
Scottish Cup, First Round
Admission £10
Programme £2 (36pp, one-off print edition, usually online)
Free team/information sheet
Attendance not known (quite a few hundred)
Didn’t bother investigating refreshments


The attendance, according to a Fraserburgh tweet, was 457. I’d say about 60 following Bonnyrigg.


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CleethorpesOggy
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Sep 22, 2019, 3:29 PM

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Location: Cleethorpes
Team(s): Cleethorpes Town FC; Arnold Town FC; Nottingham Forest FC

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BetVictor Northern Premier League South-East Division
Cleethorpes Town 2 Wisbech Town 1
Att: 265 Adm: comp (usually £8) Prog: comp (usually £2)

Clee should have won this game much more easily, with the possession stats around 70/30 in the home team's favour. However, the Fenmen were resolute and for long periods threatened to take a point back to Cambridgeshire.

In fairness, conditions were not particularly easy. A strong wind, with an unusually dry pitch due to warm Autumnal sunshine, made the first-half largely forgettable. The highlight was a disallowed goal from Conor Marshall for the home side.

More patient play after the interval and Oli Donald headed the Owls in front after 67 minutes. Many expected that would lead to the floodgates opening. However, Wisbech battled back gamely to equalise shortly afterwards. Sam Spencer glancing in for the only on-target effort of the day for the visitors.

Plenty of concern now but, in a carbon copy of earlier, Oli Donald again headed home an Alex Flett corner for the winner with 9 to play.

I think a few of our fans believe sometimes that we only have to turn up to win! If only life was so simple. In reality, the NPL is full of well-organised outfits and any victory is very gratefully received by me. Up to 4th and I would be surprised if anyone does a Basford or Morpeth, runaway champions in our two previous campaigns at this level.



2019/20 season: 16 competitive games
(10 NPL SE, 2 FA Cup, 2 FA Trophy, 1 League Cup, 1 FA Youth Cup)

Total goals: 64 (4 per game)
Most: 9 (Cleethorpes Town 5 Loughborough Dynamo 4 - 31/8/19)

Last 0-0: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Northern Premier League SE - 17/8/19)
(Current run: 15)

New grounds: 3 (Latest: Sutton Coldfield Town)

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