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Wednesday 30th October 2019


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Oct 30, 2019, 11:06 PM

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Presteigne St Andrews 2 Waterloo Rovers 8

Llanandras Park: MMP with Norman Lloyd Mid Wales League E R Jenkins Cup First Round

This was my third visit to Llanandras Park within this past month after watching the home club entertain Churchstoke and Aberystwyth University in league fixtures under the floodlights. On both occasions, Presteigne St Andrews were defeated by their visitors, 6-0 and 4-2, respectively. This evening’s match took place in the E R Jenkins cup, which is a competition organised by the MMP with Norman Lloyd Mid Wales League for its Second Division clubs and therefore is likely to be the last time the trophy is competed for, given the upcoming changes to tiers three and four of the domestic pyramid from next season. Teams in the Central Wales FA area, at level four of the structure, will be competing in two regionalised leagues that cover the east and west of the region. Presteigne St Andrews have installed seats in their stand at Llanandras Park but, given their current league position this term however, it remains to be seen whether the East Radnor clubs qualify for one of the four new tier three leagues across the Principality from next August. The home club came into this cup tie one place off the bottom of the Second Division table and only had local rivals Knighton Town below them in the league. Presteigne St Andrews’ last outing was a fortnight ago, when they were defeated by the students of Aberystwyth University, after their last two fixtures fell victim to waterlogged pitches. Waterloo Rovers found themselves just inside the top-half of the Second Division but hand games in hand of many of their rivals due to their involvement in cup competitions so far this term. The Welshpool-based club saw Saturday’s scheduled home league fixture against tonight’s opponents postponed due to the heavy rain that had fell in the previous 24 hours.

The visitors made a quick start in their attempts to match the 8-1 victory they recorded in the league fixture at Llanandras Park earlier in the campaign. Waterloo Rovers opened the scoring in the fourth minute when they broke down the left and a low cross was converted at the far post. The visitors doubled their advantage in the 13th minute when a Waterloo Rovers forward ran through on goal and struck the crossbar and the rebound was bundled over the line from close range by a team mate. Presteigne St Andrews halved the deficit just two later minutes when they headed home at the near post from a corner taken on the right. The Welshpool outfit re-established their two-goal advantage in the 23rd minute when a Waterloo Rovers forward ran through on to a pass before calmly guiding the ball past the home custodian. The away team increased their lead further three minutes after the interval after pouncing on a mistake by the Presteigne St Andrews defence before netting again in the 54th minute after the hosts failed to clear the ball from their penalty area. The east Radnor men pulled a goal back in the 62nd minute when a home forward ran on too a through ball and lifted it over the advancing goalkeeper. Waterloo Rovers regained their four-goal lead just two minutes later when they broke swiftly down the right and a low cross was successfully converted from close range. A 72nd minute cross was converted from close range for the visitor's seventh goal of the evening before they completed the scoring with three minutes remaining on the clock when heading in from a late corner. Presteigne St Andrews had opportunities to add to their tally during the second-half but it would not have made much difference to the final outcome of this evening's tie.

2019/20 Statistics
Goals: 409
Matches: 81
New Grounds: 16

Dave 56
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Oct 30, 2019, 11:17 PM

Posts: 1093
Location: Staffs.
Team(s): Leatherhead

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Re: [barcud-coch] Wednesday 30th October 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

BUCS. KO 12:00. @ Warwick St. John's Campus 3G. (F&N). Crowd 42. Car Park £3.

Worcester 1st 5 v 1 Warwick 2nd.

Worcester lead by a single goal at half time and the visitors equalised early in the second period. Further goals at regular intervals gave the home side a comfortable and deserved win.

Paid for 2 hours in the car park and of course the game kicked off 6 minutes late and a lengthy stoppage for an injury. Got back to the car with 1 minute left on the ticket. Excellent game with good viewing all down one side inside the cage.

BUCS. KO 16:00. (F&N). @ Newman Sports Centre. Crowd 2. Free Parking.

Newman 1st 9 v 3 Harper Adams 1st

The pitch is tucked away at the rear of the university sports centre and there is a small railed viewing area inside the cage. The pitch did seem very small and the surrounding trees gave it a pleasant enclosed feel.

The home side were 3-2 up at the break and soon extended their lead to 4-2 but within a few minutes Harper pulled a goal back again to make 4-3. After that, the home side took control and dominated the remainder of the game. Once again good entertainment and an enjoyable afternoon.

West Mids. Division 1 Cup. @ Bilston Town. KO 19:45. £5/£3 inc. free prog. and raffle ticket. Crowd 27.

FC Darlaston 2 v 1 Gornal Colts

After 2 entertaining games came the reality, a first half of fouls, moaning and a dreadful display from the visiting manager, unprofessional in his behaviour and comments towards the officials and home bench.

The first half ended with the visitors a goal ahead in a dire and scrappy game. Darlaston came out looking a much better outfit in the second half and got a deserved equaliser. This competition goes to ET and penalties still so I was praying for a winner, luckily the home side got it and a further 30 minutes was avoided.

(This post was edited by Dave 56 on Oct 30, 2019, 11:21 PM)

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Oct 30, 2019, 11:23 PM

Posts: 896
Location: Darn sarff
Team(s): Nobody in particular

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Cambridge City 4 Harlow Town 0
Velocity Trophy Group match, Att; 86
Admission £10, Programme 28 pages for £1, lots of ads but sensibly priced and nicely produced.

The real mystery about this game was how on earth Cambridge only managed four against a poor Harlow side. I know little about the visitors and certainly not enough to know how strong their side tonight was, but the reality was they were not good, especially when one takes into account they lead the Isthmian South Central division.
Cambridge hit the woodwork four times and had three efforts cleared off the line, and missed a penalty at the death, as well as squandering other chances.
They led on 18 when the prolific Sam Bantick struck the ball through a crowd of players and in off the near post with keeper Josh Bexon unsighted. Despite their dominance, Cambridge had to wait until the end of the half when a corner was not cleared properly and the loose ball was headed firmly home despite the attempt of a defender on the line. Harlow showed a little more purpose in the second period but on the hour the game was out to bed when corner was headed back across goal and stabbed home from close range. Harlow then had an effort cleared from the line before Cambridge added a fourth. The veteran player / assistant manager Neil Midgely heading home from close range only a couple of minutes after coming on following a good save from Bexon.
Right at the death Cambridge were awarded a penalty after a foul, and the perpetrator was dismissed for a second yellow, harshly in my opinion. The foul was clear but whether it warranted a second yellow was debatable, although to be fair I thought the referee had a decent game. The Penalty was pretty languid and Bexon made a save and then recovered to also stop the rebound which looked like it was an easier chance than the kick itself.
A good entertaining game on a cold night at Histon, which although I have visited before , became the third ground I have seen Cambridge City play on.
A decent ground, with plenty of cover on all four sides and loads of seating, introduced for the rise of the host club to the conference all those years ago. As it stands it remains an excellent Step 4 ground.

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Oct 30, 2019, 11:38 PM

Posts: 1517
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
Team(s): Melksham Town, Bath Rugby, Wigan Warriors and Lancashire CCC

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Re: [Bigaitch] Wednesday 30th October 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Premier League International Cup
EBB Stadium
Athletic Bilbao U23 0 Paris Saint Germain U23 1
Admission: £3 Teamsheet available (although I didn't gert one) Attendance: ~200

New tick at Aldershot. Only the North Stand open tonight (fair enough) for a festival of tippy-tappy football. Actually, similarly to Totton a couple of weeks ago there were 20 outfield players who are technically brilliant footballers and some passages of play had the crowd purring...but...stop trying to walk the ball into the goal lads.
The Basques were on top for the first 20; pressing high but only produced a couple of long-range efforts which were woeful. PSG gradually got back into the game and scored the only goal on 32 with a swivelled finish low into the corner by their rangey number 9. HT 0-1.
Second half continued the theme; Bilbao attacking and shooting wildly from good positions; they had the ball in the net from a great move but their own number 9 was offside. PSG played some great football as well and had a couple of chances but, again, poor shooting let them down. It got a bit fractious at times; Bilbao did a lot of energetic rolling around after tackles and the (excellent) referee flourished several Yellows for both sides; good to see they're all practising for the step up.
Home in 90 via M3/A303/A342.

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

timmy tabby
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Oct 31, 2019, 8:02 AM

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.....A rare early departure from w*rk but midweek inertia had set in and rather than depart anywhere in the direction of Wednesday evening exotic it was the constant hum of the A12 traffic at The Brentwood Arena for....

Romford 2 v 3 Great Wakering Rovers - Essex Senior Cup 3rd Round
Prog 36 pages £2.00 - Admission £6.00* - Att 70

* Any club that thinks that age 57 is a concessionary. An ongoing saga.

....Another contest where expectations were low especially when seeing the youthful nature of the Romford team but in the end it was a reasonable enough contest that in the most part held the attention, but did little to alleviate the sense of prevailing chilliness that reminds that winters icy tentacles will be present very soon.

Pre match Homer moment, when noticed a team sheet in the clubhouse and a cursory glance noticed 'Great Wakering Rovers' on the right and proceeded to right down the home team in the trusty Black n' Red before realising that the teamsheet belonged to Brentwood's contest with Great Wakering Rovers the previous Saturday. Meant a lot of crossing out before the Romford line up was located on FWP.

Despite the youthfulness of the Romford team they did give a good account of themselves taking a relatively early lead with Antonious Anastasios capitalising on a loose ball in the area emanating from when Warren Kayembe was flattened in the area by a challenge that if Anastasios had not found the net would have resulted in a penalty. Kayembe was proving to be difficult to deal with going forward and he nearly doubled the hosts advantage angling towards the far corner but Bobby Mason just managed to flip the shot wide of the far post.

Initial poor response from GWR with a weak shot from Martin Tuohy being the total sum of the visitors first half hour efforts on goal. However, just before half time came one of those moments when amongst the general mediocrity of watching the game at this level, you realise why you are present with a superb long range drive from Joshua Wiggins for the visitors leaving Jack Riddell clutching at the A12 traffic fume filled air as it sped past him to level the scores.

Much more of composure and motivation from GWR in the second half and Riddell made a couple of important saves low down to block goalbounds from Wiggins x 2 & Jack Stevenson before they deservedly took the lead when Adelberto Pinto was given the freedom of The Brentwood Arena by a non marking home defence to head in from close range. The hosts though were quickly on level terms and another well constructed goal with a long cross from the right by Malaki Toussaint being met by a cushioned side footed half volley by Kayembe. Fortunately, with the chill starting to eat into the bones, extra time was avoided by Jake Gordon who was afforded far too much space by a tiring and inexperienced defence and who audaciously placed a shot between the legs of Riddell to seal GWR's passage to the last 16 of the ESC.

A more than brisk walk was required to connect with the train back in the direction of Romford but from then onwards connections went to plan even with the indicator board at Elm Park LU station failing to indicate an approaching train. Indoors at 23.25....

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Oct 31, 2019, 10:15 AM

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Re: [timmy tabby] Wednesday 30th October 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

West Ham U23 2-3 Wolfsburg. K.O. 19-00
Premier league international cup
Adm £5/3, a piece of paper was given away, but West Ham listed 25 names with no numbers, I didn’t recognise any of them, when the teams were announced Winston Read was named, he wasn’t in the squad so how many of the other names were right, god only knows. Also had a league table, but sadly not of this competition.
Att 300 ish
Played at Rush green stadium

When I spoke to a mate about coming here, he said not much would have changed since I last came in 93, he was right, a lick of paint, a nice fence around the pitch, but the main structures are still the same.
Not really sure about the validity of this strange competition, but no doubting the quality of the football and the competitive nature of the 3 games I’ve watched in it. But as all the games are played over here, it does appear to be a bit of a Mickey Mouse event.
2-2 at the break Wolfsburg won it with a cracker near the end.
The 19-00 K.O meant home at 22-15, lovely.

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Oct 31, 2019, 9:02 PM

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Location: Reading
Team(s): Reading

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Saw Mills End


Adm: £5 inc prog

Att: official 62 hc 30-40 (evidently late-comers) a few watching from outside the fence in the Hotel Car Park

Directions/facilities :
M4 jn 15 – A419/417 NW - all the way to Gloucester (down via Birdlip) Saw Mills End is directly off A417 a couple of roundabouts beyond M5 - don't miss the turn -it's just before the roundabout for the Hospital - tucked in between the IBIS Hotel and the Coroners Court

Arr 5' before KO - in spite of no usual 'domestics' I still suffered a few minor irritating hold-ups leaving home :
- i) cat needed feeding
- ii) spare reading glasses I use for close work if out, disintegrated - so needed fixing : had to go back indoors to find some other glasses to be able to see to re-assemble. CrazyLaugh
-iii) cranky old SatNav refused to find postcode for Longlevens/Saw Mills - beware the club shows their other pitch/social club on the website - so had to fiddle with that too (GL4 3GE will probably do it)

Eventually underway approx 20' later than planned - fortunately for me the 'Hereford Hordes' had not ventured out to follow the league leaders - probably glued to "Diverpool vs The @rse"

No changes from my 1 previous visit just over 4 years before - slightly more robust bus-shelter cover perhaps around the row of seats - still a very basic club hut - Hot drinks - snacks cans/bottles - bacon Rolls on offer for H/T I think?

Nice club official wanted me to sign Ground-hoppers book and offered me a free tea for trekking down from Reading - I insisted on paying him £1 for a (fairly insipid) coffee and suggested he put it towards acquiring some Bovril or Cup-A-Soup by way of an alternative. Tongue

Plenty of parking around Industrial area or Pay Car Park in IBIS Hotel next to the ground.

Match: 'levens had been on a good run and made a good 'fist' of it but tired badly under a fairly decent onslaught.

Ht 1-1

2nd half early H Penalty saved - defender handled a bouncing ball - might have swung the game in a different direction but you could see why 'fields are away clear at the top of this division.

Return journey the same way – and yet again the signs were up from about Hungerford stating M4 jn12-11 closed – when it wasn’t Mad – though tbf the cones did look as if they were being laid for an overnight closure - as I squeezed past just before jn 12. Home just before 23:00.

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Nov 1, 2019, 1:18 AM

Posts: 1852
Location: Sheffield
Team(s): Colchester United, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Borussia Dortmund & Essex CC

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Western League Les Phillip's Cup

Weymouth Street, Warminster

Warminster Town 5(2) Portishead Town 0(0)

Red & Black Striped Shirts / Black Shorts White Shirts w Navy Blue Sleeves / Red Shorts

Attendance 61

Admission £5 Programme £1

Pint of Maltings Gold £3.20 Cheese & Onion Roll £1 Chips £1

A very soggy night in South Wiltshire.Warminster can't win league games at home but cup games...The hosts scored five against Portishead for the second time this season. For the records the goals were scored by Allan (5'), Graham (39'), Butler (52'), Fletcher (68') and Miluk (74'). FA Vase at home again against AFC Portchester on Saturday.

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Nov 1, 2019, 8:06 AM

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Location: Kingdom of Fife
Team(s): Fife teams

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Re: [sheffgeoff] Wednesday 30th October 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

East of Scotland League Premiership
Broxburn Athletic v Newtongrange Star, 5-1, H.T. 3-1, Att 141 h/c, Admission £7, Programme £1.50, Sausage Roll and Coffee £2.50
At Albyn Park, Broxburn

Four days earlier Broxburn had enjoyed the biggest day in their recent history, defeating Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup in front of a four figure crowd. It was back to reality on Wednesday with a home league match against Nitten Star.

As well as their good Cup run, Broxburn harbour hopes of winning the East of Scotland League and stepping up to the Lowland League. They have a settled side ably managed by the vastly experienced Brian McNaughton. On the evidence of this result they have the credentials to make a promotion challenge. Nitten provided stern resistance for most of the first half but had to admit defeat to a stronger all round side.

Albyn Park is very much a case of the curate’s egg. It’s conversion from a grass-pitch to the community sports facility with an astro surface was achieved without totally destroying the character of the ground. It’s around ten years since the work was done. However, the covered terrace is now some distance away from the pitch, and the grass banking that surrounds the ground is much to steep to actually stand on. If you opt not to watch from the pavilion side the options are to scramble down the steep bank and watch from pitch level, or stay on the broad flat top of the banks and watch from an elevation of around 10 metres. Quite strange.

Nothing strange about the pies and sausage rolls. They are renowned for their quality and value prices. Broxburn’s programme is good as well – a donation from a local print firm who have been providing them for five decades now.

Took the car so no pre-match pints. Easy parking around Albyn Park which is a five minute walk from Broxburn’s main drag, such as it is.

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Nov 3, 2019, 11:11 AM

Posts: 218
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Team(s): Chester City, Liverpool FC,

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Hamilton Academical v Aberdeen 0-1 att 1687 £22 prog £2.50 double issue. 19.45 ko

Not much to say about this one except glad we got an early goal--14 mins from ex accie Ferguson.

Dons missed a stack of chances and Accies missed a couple too but apart from that there wasnt much decent footy at all--too much kicking it up in the air and hoping for the best--ref didnt help too with some dodgy decisions mainly in favour of the Dons much to the annoyance of the home fans who took every opportunity to have a pop at him.

very cold evening and the "food" was awful.

21.45 back to Glasgow from Hamilton West easily caught.


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