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Friday 25th October 2019

 



barcud-coch
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Oct 26, 2019, 12:57 AM

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Newtown 1 Cardiff Metropolitan University 0

Latham Park: JD Cymru Premier

This was my second visit of the campaign to Latham Park after having previously enjoyed the Robins’ opening JD Cymru Premier fixture of the season. That match against Cefn Druids eventually finished in a goalless draw despite both teams creating a number of goal scoring opportunities throughout the 90 minutes. Incidentally, I also witnessed the reverse fixture at The Rock just a fortnight ago, when Newtown recorded a much-needed 2-1 victory over their hosts. Latham Park is one of the best appointed grounds in the league, with covered accommodation for spectators in bountiful supply, whilst the clubhouse is worth a visit for to enjoy the old football shirts and memorabilia on display, in addition to purchasing refreshments. Many members of the forum will be familiar with the ground after having visited at some point over the years. The Robins have experienced somewhat of an inconsistent start to the opening half of phase one of the JD Cymru Premier fixtures. Newtown came into this evening’s fixture in seventh position in the table after having gone down 2-0 at promoted Airbus UK last weekend. Cardiff Met University made an excellent start to the current term, having seem themselves at the summit of the table at one point, but had failed to record a victory in their previous three leagues fixtures and that included a 1-0 home reverse at the hands of Connah’s Quay Nomads last Saturday. The Archers themselves one place above their hosts in the league table but held a five-point advantage and a game in hand on the Robins.

Newtown midfielder Joe Kenton headed over the target from a fourth minute cross out on the right flank before Alex Fletcher went on a surging run towards the Cardiff Met penalty area 15 minutes later but struck his 25 yard effort narrowly over the visitor's crossbar. The Archers saw a 23rd minute effort from the edge of the Newtown penalty area deflect behind off a home defender for a corner before Kenton struck a low effort straight at the visiting custodian just a couple of minutes later at the other end of the pitch. Neither team were unable to create any clear goal scoring opportunities prior to the half-time whistle being blown on a wet and blustery evening in mid Wales. The Cardiff Met goalkeeper did well to turn a deflected effort over the crossbar 13 minutes after the resumption before the Archers headed a cross from out on the right straight at Dave Jones in the 63rd minute. The visitors from the capital headed over the target from a corner just a minute later before the Robins finally broke the deadlock in the 70th minute. Newtown broke swiftly down the pitch and Fletcher picked out Kenton and he calmly guided the ball past the Archers' goalkeeper. The out of form students huffed and puffed during the closing stages as they attempted to find a way back in the match but were unable to find a way past their hosts. The closest that Cardiff Met came to scoring all night was in stoppage time at the end of the match with a shot on the turn that clipped the outside of the far post and it was Newtown that came away with all three points to close the gap to two points on this evening's opponents.

2019/20 Statistics
Goals: 399
Matches: 80
New Grounds: 16


intheshire
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Oct 26, 2019, 7:55 AM

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Not Non-League

Southampton 0-9 Leicester City
Adm £30 Att 28,762

Did not expect my first experience of a team scoring nine to come at this level of football, especially given that I live in Hellenic Div 1 West territory. My first Premier League game since a Merseyside derby at Anfield in 2011. Also Bertrand's red card was my first experience of VAR. After the decision was made, the incident was shown on the big screen which surprised me.

At its best, Leicester's passing and movement were as good as anything the 'big two' produce, but before the end of the first half some of the football reminded me of the big international teams clinically taking apart an Andorra or a San Marino.

St Mary's ticked all the big ground boxes. Often the only point of difference with these grounds is how well things are run, and the stewarding was friendly and concession areas run efficiently. It certainly helped that Saints fans were more than happy to beat the queues during the first half!



Last Ground (245): Brinsford Stadium, Wolverhampton Casuals
2019-20 - 31 games, 31 new grounds

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prorege
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Oct 26, 2019, 8:20 AM

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Location: Kingdom of Fife
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Lowland League
Spartans v East Stirlingshire, 1-3, H.T. 1-1, Att 213, Admission £7, Programme £2, Bridie and Coffee £3.25
At Ainslie Park

From the white hot heat of Celtic Park last night to the much more sedate surroundings of Ainslie Park tonight – that’s the beauty of watching football matches rather than supporting a team. And while this encounter may have lacked the atmosphere and hype of the Europa League, the match was enthralling in its own way.

There’s no love lost between these clubs. Spartans were one of the prime movers in establishing the Lowland League and promotion / relegation to the SPFL. Shire were the first victims of that. Spartans aspirations to move upwards have been thwarted as other clubs have overtaken them in challenging for the Lowland League title. Shire are making a last throw of the dice this season, spending big and gambling on promotion, but they have ground to make up on early pace setters Kelty and Bonnyrigg.

Shire really have to win every week. Spartans would take great delight in sticking a spanner in their works. The home side took an early lead thanks to a goalkeeping howler of massive proportions. How Jamie Barclay let a take shot squirm from his grasp and through him into the net was beyond me and everyone else in attendance.

Shire’s response was to kick everything that moved. Their football was brutal both in the sense of bad tackling and late challenges but also in their long ball tactics. Andy Rodgers had obviously been watching too much rugby World Cup with his combination of body checks and up and unders. The referee ignored several desperate challenges and then started booking players for dissent – always a recipe for disaster.

Taking their cue from this Spartans also started to tackle high and late. Good viewing caused by bad refereeing. Andy Rodgers finally equalised for Shire shortly before half time.

The second half saw Shire become dominant as Spartans collected a total of six bookings. Shire got four, I think. Former Spartans favourite Jamie Dishington made it 2-1 then Nicky Low made the result safe in stoppage time.

Shire are one of the few clubs to bring an away support in the Lowland League and there was some good ill-natured banter in the stand to keep everyone entertained. After the final whistle it all kicked off as the team’s left the field with Makarova of Spartans shown a second yellow by the inept referee. Makarova was quite correct in his assessment of the referee’s performance and was unfortunate to be carded for telling the truth.

The referee assessor was similarly unimpressed by the referee from the number of notes he was taking and the number of times he was shaking his head.

All the usual peripherals of a Spartans home game were in place. Superb bridies in the café bar, friendly service from the ever-obliging staff and volunteers and lots of people to catch up with for all the latest news and gossip from the Lowland League. The match programme is perfectly adequate and teamsheets are freely available.


oxpete
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Oct 26, 2019, 8:31 AM

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Not Non-League

Southampton 0-9 Leicester City


Haha! And they’re next match is away at Man.City!! Laugh


nervous rec
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Oct 26, 2019, 10:00 AM

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Avro 3 Skelmersdale United 2
North West Counties League Premier Division
Admission £5 Programme £2

Basing myself in Yorkshire this weekend, my planned game was at Nostell Miners Welfare, but with the deluge of rain engulfing most of the U.K., this was postponed, so it was a case of aqua planing across the M62 and back to the 3G of Avro’s ground, near Oldham. The ground is shared with Oldham Rugby Club, and has a basic covered shelter behind the near goal, with a seated stand stretching almost to the half way line on the far side. Access past the stand is not permitted, nor behind the far goal, while the other side has a disabled covered stand, with open flat standing the rest of the way. Avro opened the scoring after 5 minutes, and seemed well in control, with Skelmersdale looking very poor. That was until the final 5 minutes of the half, when after a couple of scrambled efforts, a spectacular volley flew into the top corner. Second half was a more even affair, with the visitors taking the lead, only for Avro to come from behind and take the lead themselves again. They managed to hang on in a frantic open final few minutes for the three points.



Divisions completed: SW Peninsula League Premier Division West, Welsh Premier League, JD Cymru South Division, JD Cyrmu North, Airtricity Irish Premier, Gibraltar Divisions 1 & 2



(This post was edited by nervous rec on Oct 26, 2019, 10:03 AM)


noprogs
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Oct 26, 2019, 10:00 PM

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Brantham A 0 Stanway R 4
Eastern Counties (Thurlow Nunn) League
Admission £3



Stanway scored from a corner in the first minute, and for the next hour, all that happened was several yellow cards, and a lot of moaning.
Stanway then scored three in quick succession, the last a penalty.
The Brantham manager, whose team barely registered anything like a worthwhile effort on goal throughout, departed voluntarily to the dressing room with about 10 to go.
Not the best of grounds, but the cover did keep a blustery wind out.


(This post was edited by noprogs on Oct 26, 2019, 10:01 PM)

 
 


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