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Sunday November 17 2019

 



prorege
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Nov 17, 2019, 7:26 PM

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Lowland League
Stirling University v East Stirlingshire, 1-3, H.T. 1-1, Att c.220, Admission £6, No paper, no catering
At Forthbank Stadium

Shire badly needed a win to keep hanging onto the coat tails of Kelty and Bonnyrigg at the top of the Lowland League. They achieved it with plenty to spare – now that they have a full squad to pick from I can see them maintaining a challenge right up to the end of the season.

Sean brown fired them ahead from close range. The Uni equalised just before half time when in a goalmouth stramash the ball ricocheted off a defender and into the net. Shire do have a vociferous and myopic support and they were giving the referee real pelters throughout the first half, for no apparent reason that I could see.

In the second half Shire’s class and experience triumphed over the youthful endeavour of the Students. Veteran Peter MacDonald was outstanding and scored two goals to win the game. Best for the Uni was Craig brown, a highly-rated youngster and grandson of the eponymous former Scotland manager.

No catering in the ground although you were free to exit and cross the car park to the swimming pool where there is a café.

No programmes or announcements although both teams are assiduous tweeters so obtaining the team line ups is no problem.

Bitterly cold in the north-east facing West Stand where the crowd were located.


kidology
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Nov 17, 2019, 7:31 PM

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FA Women's Super League
Tottenham Hotspur Women 0 Arsenal Women 2
Admission £7 Attendance 38,262


A chance to tick Tottenham's new/resited/redeveloped (delete where appropriate) ground for the bargain price of £7 which clearly appealed to many judging by the record WSL crowd, made up largely of families with a fair few likely groundhopper-types also spotted. Caught the train for a 12 minute journey from Turkey Street to White Hart Lane Station which has been totally redeveloped and enlarged since I last visited many years ago. The ground itself appears out of nowhere as you approach the station from the north like an ugly prefabricated steel spaceship has been unceremoniously dumped in a particularly unsalubrious area of north London.

Inside all is pretty much as you'd expect from one of the alleged giants of English football - big swathes of the ground floor are given over to bars and food outlets with Tottenham brewing their own beer, which is a license to print money if ever you've seen it. Outside there was a steel band and lots of fan reps giving away Spurs flags and Spurs stickers and Spurs this-and-that, good marketing for the largely pre-adult audience who spent most of the time before the game and at half time frantically waving their flags and trying to catch t-shirts being fired from a gun on the touchline. Inside the "bowl" (Tottenham's description, not mine, and be careful not to insert an "e") it's a steep sided atmospheric ground almost completely shielded from the outside elements by the high rise stands and perspex cover at the top which looks like someone was going to build a roof and then thought better of it.

As for the game, early on Arsenal looked like they were going to be playing attack against defence but Tottenham grew in confidence and wasted the two best opportunities of the first half. Midway through the second half Little broke the deadlock with a run and curling low left footed shot into the corner before Miedema capitalised on a tired and woefully underhit back pass to make the game safe. Key in the door by 6.45 having survived the woeful driving of the M25s Sunday evening specialists once the delights of a packed train back to Turkey Street had been exhausted.


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penny banner
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Nov 17, 2019, 8:49 PM

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Also at the New White Hart lane and I enjoyed myself far more than I was expecting to. I sat next to a very attractive young lady, a groundhopper like myself whose been to stadiums all over Europe but I bet she hasn't done as many Middlesex County League grounds as I have. She had one of those magic phones and showed me a photograph that proved unequivocally there is no pitch overlap with the old ground so a kosher tick for me. The stewards, and there was a lot of them, were all helpful and ultra friendly. Most unsteward like behaviour.

Spurs sent me an email the day before about how to get the most from my visit with some helpful tips. I'm not so sure about the one that advises spectators not to use public transport at busy times. Surely the busiest times are when there is a football match on? On the morning of the game I got a text message telling me not to forget my ticket.

I was three rows from the front behind the goal. Not an ideal viewpoint but a great spot to get a close up view of Arsenals two goals which they thoughtfully waited until the second half to score.

One small gripe was the clock that stopped on 90 minutes. Surely it is at the end of the match it is most needed and the last time a game only lasted 90 minutes at White Hart Lane Alan Gilzean was still knocking back the pre match Drambuie's.

The firing of tee shirts into the crowd bought to mind this was the cause of Maud Flanders untimely death in the "Simpsons". No fatalities today though. All in all a great matchday experience although weather it would be so pleasant at the men's north London derby with it's different crowd demographic is a moot point. I won't be finding out.


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dottirofhod
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Nov 17, 2019, 9:08 PM

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Also at the New White Hart lane and I enjoyed myself far more than I was expecting to. I sat next to a very attractive young lady, a groundhopper like myself whose been to stadiums all over Europe but I bet she hasn't done as many Middlesex County League grounds as I have. She had one of those magic phones and showed me a photograph that proved unequivocally there is no pitch overlap with the old ground so a kosher tick for me.

Penelope , even Ashers will agree with you ?

Or will he ?





July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 127 / 107 / 20 / 5 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 07 / 12 / 2019 . Belgium top 5 tiers 0-0-0-(0-1-0)-(0-1-1-2) / Holland top 4 tiers - 0-0-0-(0-0) / Lux top 2 tiers 0 -2. England top 10 tiers - 0. Now blogging at https://eccentricity.video.blog/



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paulh66
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Nov 17, 2019, 9:23 PM

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Definitely two different grounds. Tongue

More worrying is the firing of tee-shirts. Have lessons still not been learned? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Rbs9mKDl8


Windy
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Nov 17, 2019, 9:38 PM

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Also at the New White Hart lane and I enjoyed myself far more than I was expecting to. I sat next to a very attractive young lady, a groundhopper like myself whose been to stadiums all over Europe but I bet she hasn't done as many Middlesex County League grounds as I have. She had one of those magic phones and showed me a photograph that proved unequivocally there is no pitch overlap with the old ground so a kosher tick for me. The stewards, and there was a lot of them, were all helpful and ultra friendly. Most unsteward like behaviour.

Spurs sent me an email the day before about how to get the most from my visit with some helpful tips. I'm not so sure about the one that advises spectators not to use public transport at busy times. Surely the busiest times are when there is a football match on? On the morning of the game I got a text message telling me not to forget my ticket.

I was three rows from the front behind the goal. Not an ideal viewpoint but a great spot to get a close up view of Arsenals two goals which they thoughtfully waited until the second half to score.

One small gripe was the clock that stopped on 90 minutes. Surely it is at the end of the match it is most needed and the last time a game only lasted 90 minutes at White Hart Lane Alan Gilzean was still knocking back the pre match Drambuie's.

The firing of tee shirts into the crowd bought to mind this was the cause of Maud Flanders untimely death in the "Simpsons". No fatalities today though. All in all a great matchday experience although weather it would be so pleasant at the men's north London derby with it's different crowd demographic is a moot point. I won't be finding out.


I don’t think that any clocks that I’ve seen at grounds go past the 45 and 90 minute mark. It might well be an FA directive or some nonsense like that.


Chris1963
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Nov 17, 2019, 10:30 PM

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Also at the New White Hart lane and I enjoyed myself far more than I was expecting to. I sat next to a very attractive young lady, a groundhopper like myself whose been to stadiums all over Europe but I bet she hasn't done as many Middlesex County League grounds as I have. She had one of those magic phones and showed me a photograph that proved unequivocally there is no pitch overlap with the old ground so a kosher tick for me.

Penelope , even Ashers will agree with you ?

Or will he ?


Not sure why you've mentioned me but I do count it as a new stadium. Do you?

Not sure why so many hoppers want to do it for a women's match though, when it is relatively easy to get a ticket for a men's game there, even in the Premier League (I went for the Newcastle game on the last Sunday in August)


dottirofhod
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Nov 17, 2019, 10:50 PM

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I mention you as I consider you to be like me and don't want pitches to overlap and I assumed you would have done homework on the situation.
Yes I do.



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 127 / 107 / 20 / 5 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 07 / 12 / 2019 . Belgium top 5 tiers 0-0-0-(0-1-0)-(0-1-1-2) / Holland top 4 tiers - 0-0-0-(0-0) / Lux top 2 tiers 0 -2. England top 10 tiers - 0. Now blogging at https://eccentricity.video.blog/



buncranaboy
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Nov 17, 2019, 10:58 PM

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I mention you as I consider you to be like me .


In terms of number of aliases perhaps but........really ?


Chris1963
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Nov 17, 2019, 11:00 PM

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I mention you as I consider you to be like me and don't want pitches to overlap and I assumed you would have done homework on the situation.
Yes I do.


Mostly, yes, but I take each case individually on its own merits and there are a few with a partial overlap where I have counted it as new - for example, Cambridge City (which is only a slight overlap) Newbury Town and Shaftesbury.


Chelsea Spud
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Nov 18, 2019, 8:08 AM

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I have counted Cardiff as new. But not Wembley, Hayes & Yeading, K Sports etc


Andy D
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Nov 18, 2019, 8:40 AM

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Not sure why so many hoppers want to do it for a women's match though, when it is relatively easy to get a ticket for a men's game there, even in the Premier League (I went for the Newcastle game on the last Sunday in August)


Maybe they don't want to have to fork out for Sky-high Premier League prices? I wouldn't consider doing it for a WPL game (is there an issue with those who do?) but certainly would for an U23 or FA Youth Cup match at around £5 rather than something probably well over £50.



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Rule 1 - There are no rules
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dottirofhod
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Nov 18, 2019, 8:56 AM

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Not sure why so many hoppers want to do it for a women's match though, when it is relatively easy to get a ticket for a men's game there, even in the Premier League (I went for the Newcastle game on the last Sunday in August)


Maybe they don't want to have to fork out for Sky-high Premier League prices? I wouldn't consider doing it for a WPL game (is there an issue with those who do?) but certainly would for an U23 or FA Youth Cup match at around £5 rather than something probably well over £50.



I thought there were no rules ?



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 127 / 107 / 20 / 5 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 07 / 12 / 2019 . Belgium top 5 tiers 0-0-0-(0-1-0)-(0-1-1-2) / Holland top 4 tiers - 0-0-0-(0-0) / Lux top 2 tiers 0 -2. England top 10 tiers - 0. Now blogging at https://eccentricity.video.blog/



Andy D
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Nov 18, 2019, 9:13 AM

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Not sure why so many hoppers want to do it for a women's match though, when it is relatively easy to get a ticket for a men's game there, even in the Premier League (I went for the Newcastle game on the last Sunday in August)


Maybe they don't want to have to fork out for Sky-high Premier League prices? I wouldn't consider doing it for a WPL game (is there an issue with those who do?) but certainly would for an U23 or FA Youth Cup match at around £5 rather than something probably well over £50.


I thought there were no rules ?


There aren't. Just personal preferences. Smile



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dottirofhod
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Nov 18, 2019, 9:23 AM

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Not sure why so many hoppers want to do it for a women's match though, when it is relatively easy to get a ticket for a men's game there, even in the Premier League (I went for the Newcastle game on the last Sunday in August)


Maybe they don't want to have to fork out for Sky-high Premier League prices? I wouldn't consider doing it for a WPL game (is there an issue with those who do?) but certainly would for an U23 or FA Youth Cup match at around £5 rather than something probably well over £50.


I thought there were no rules ?


There aren't. Just personal preferences. Smile



Angelic



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 127 / 107 / 20 / 5 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 07 / 12 / 2019 . Belgium top 5 tiers 0-0-0-(0-1-0)-(0-1-1-2) / Holland top 4 tiers - 0-0-0-(0-0) / Lux top 2 tiers 0 -2. England top 10 tiers - 0. Now blogging at https://eccentricity.video.blog/



Tim
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Nov 18, 2019, 2:24 PM

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My personal preferences for the day included Sunday and Ladies football:

Yate Rangers 7 Bristol Argyle 3 (Bristol Premier Sunday League Division 2) Att: 10 f&n

Good fun, although somewhat slow to get going. When Rangers led 6-0 with 25 minutes to go and the visitors had a player sinbinned, the last thing I expected was 3 Argyle goals in 5 minutes, the third an absolute belter, and panic in the home ranks - all of which made for a very tasty ending. Standard - not great; entertainment value - absolutely splendid. Home is Kelston Close Playing Field in southern Yate, a little oasis of greenery on a rather dreary 60s estate. Three pitches, no football furniture.

Forest Green Rovers Women 1 Frome Town Ladies 5 (South West Regional Women's Football League Eastern Division) Att: 33 h/c f&n

A text from our very own Karldax brought the news that this game had been moved to Rednock School in Dursley, a venue rarely if ever used for grown up football. A visit to the 3G cage was therefore required, and we saw a most entertaining tussle in which Frome were always on top, but Rovers had no luck whatsoever and the scoreline didn't do them justice. The standard was much better than I had feared, and the highlight was undoubtedly Frome's fifth goal, a free kick banged into the top corner from 30 yards or so. Spectators were allowed to watch from inside the cage, and other than yet more rain, this was an enjoyable afternoon, enhanced by Karldax providing the pre match Freddos. A fine day out.


pokal02
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Nov 18, 2019, 5:15 PM

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San Telmo 1-2 San Miguel
Argentina Primera Metro B (3rd level)
Adm 300 pesos (about 4 pounds) Cateing - available Prog No Att est 2,000
This turned out to be a good game once some football interrupted all the fouling, fighting, play-acting etc. A shock result with the hosts 2nd and the visitors 2nd bottom.
0-0 at HT with the home side having created slightly more chances.
0-1 on 54 mins with a header into the bottom corner silencing the crowd (there werent any away fans).
On 67 the ref finally lost patience after one off the ball elbow too many and dismissed a home player which led to more brawling. The 10 men equalised 2 mins later with a slick break after an opposition corner.
On 87 an away defender got a second yellow for a bad foul and very reluctantly left leaving it 10v10. On 90 San Miguel won it with an amazing diping 30-yarder, holding out for 7 mins of added time.
The ground is in a very poor área in the Southern Docks about 6 miles from centre of Buenos Aires (I found it difficult to get anyone to take me but eventually arranged 2 minders to look after me via my hotel - I woudn}t recommend doing this one on ones own). It has no cover or lights but 2 seated stands on one side, benches behind one goal and a terrace opposite where the home fans sang, danced and played the drums throughout.

Loads of pólice inside and immediately outside - they didn}t seem to be needed although a few bottles were thrown on to the pitch when the visitors 2nd goal went in.


Dr Love
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Nov 18, 2019, 6:42 PM

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Oxford United 32-0 Launton
Oxfordshire Women's Cup Quarter Final


Plenty going on around the ground, and quite hard to find a space in the car park as a result. Almost certainly the game I've seen with fewest fouls, and the result does speak for itself. The biggest cheer was for the 20th goal - a youngster on her debut.


Chris1963
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Nov 19, 2019, 4:02 PM

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Belgium, Third Amateur Division (VFV Group A) 2.30 pm


SK Lochristi 1 KVV Zelzate 1 (H/T 0-1)


Entry – 10 euros


Programme – teamsheet (which included a league table and Saturday’s results) given away in plentiful quantities at the paybox.


Crowd – c. 400


I do not normally make Eurostar daytrips this late in the autumn, but about two months ago, I was sent an e-mail by Eurostar advising that cheaper than usual fares were available for the next couple of months or so (this may have been because of a slump in demand caused by the expectation that Brexit would happen on 31st October) so I decided to book a daytrip for this particular Sunday. It’s worth signing up for Eurostar’s e-mails, because they do this sort of offer every now and then, although usually for times of the year when demand is low. Better still, for some reason the first train to Brussels was due to depart from St Pancras some 55 minutes earlier than normal. It is unclear why the first train was running so early this Sunday but it was very welcome because it gave me the opportunity to look for a match further away from Brussels. Incidentally, I have since booked a couple more daytrips for Sundays in April 2020 and the first train will be running at the ‘normal’ later time on both occasions.


Ever since the league structure of Belgian football was reorganised a few years ago, I have avoided doing games in the provincial leagues as these are now at a lower level than previously and until I run out of grounds near Brussels to tick, I won’t go any lower than the 3rd amateur division. Eventually I came to the conclusion that Lochristi was the best option available. It was not quite as far from Brussels as I would have liked, but it was still a reasonable choice because getting to Lochristi in time for a 2.30 pm kick-off on the usual Eurostar arrival time would have been almost impossible, and a 3 pm kick-off would have been quite tight at best. Lochristi is a small town on the eastern edge of Gent (Ghent) and is about eight miles from Gent city centre. As I don’t like using buses abroad, I walked from the nearest train station, which is Beervelde. To get there, I changed trains at Gent St Pieters, which has been partially rebuilt since the last time I was in the area, which must have been quite a few years ago (I haven’t been to KAA Gent’s new stadium yet) and arrived at Beervelde just after 1 pm. The ground is about 35 minutes walk from Beervelde station, walking back along the railway line’s cycle path and then crossing the line at the first level crossing you arrive at. Interestingly, the old SK Lochristi ground is actually situated next door to Beervelde station and appears to be in a fully intact and usable state, with a small cantilever stand clearly visible. Why the club should have chosen to abandon this ground, or at least for first-team games, is unclear, but perhaps the location was the main factor – after all, why play home games in Beervelde when you can play in Lochristi? My 1999-2000 Belgian FA club directory (where would we be without paper?) shows that the club were playing in Beervelde then, so the move to Lochristi must have taken place sometime after then.


When I arrived at Bosdreef - the name of the ground and street where Lochristi now play at - I found a fairly spacious but less well-enclosed venue than the old one in Beervelde. The ground consists of two parallel pitches with a modern two-storey building separating the two. Admission is taken from a wooden paybox at the main entrance but as I later discovered, it would be quite easy to enter from nearby fields or streets without paying. The building between the two pitches has corrugated stainless steel cladding and has an area of covered terracing in front of it, comprising an unusual barrelled perspex roof (supported by steel posts) over four deep but shallow concrete steps. This offers a poor view of the action and is disappointing for a relatively new venue, especially as there is no seating. The rest of the ground consists of flat, uncovered standing around the railed-off pitch. If you want to watch the game while seated you would have to do so from the first floor bar that overlooks the pitch. There is a digital clock and scoreboard in one corner, and while this is of the type often found in Belgium, an unusual thing about it is that when the match kicked off, it started by showing the number of seconds played until it reached 59, which is something I had never seen happen before anywhere, as scoreboards of this kind, with space for only two digits, normally just show the number of minutes played. However, after half-time, it went upwards from 45 minutes without showing the seconds in the first minute of the second half.


Zelzate, who play in a town close to the Dutch border, were second in the table prior to the game, and the point they gained was sufficient to take them into top position. The result was probably a good one for the home side, who were just below halfway in the table. As often happens in the Belgian lower divisions, the game finished fairly punctually, and I quickly walked back to Beervelde station just in time to catch the 16.56 train back to Gent St Pieters. At Gent I managed to catch a train back to Brussels which was so quick that it isn’t even shown in the recommended connection on the Belgian rail website, which meant an earlier than expected arrival in Brussels. I had been booked on the 20.22 train back to London, but Eurostar amended my ticket at no extra cost (this appears to be a new policy – in the past, you couldn’t do this) so that I was able to travel back on the 18.56 train and I got home well before 9 pm.





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barcud-coch
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Hereford 13 (Thirteen) Tupsley 0

Hereford Leisure Centre: Herefordshire FA Women’s Challenge Cup First Round

On paper, this was always going to be a one-sided affair, between two clubs from the city of contrasting standards. Hereford came into this tie, which was moved from Central Park to the open surrounds of the Hereford Leisure Centre, in third position in the ten-team Midwest Counties League. The Bulls had not played for four weeks since their 4-2 league reverse at second-placed Wyre Forest Phoenix. Tuplsey, who formed a ladies team last year after originally being a club for girls, ply their trade in the Herefordshire Women’s Development League and this was only their second season in the competition. Tupsley had only played one match so far this term, in the five-team mini league, which resulted in a 9-1 reverse at the hands of Hay St Mary’s. There were two other ties scheduled for the first round of the competition, Belmont Wanderers v Penybont United and Hereford FC Development v Hay St Mary’s, after Hereford Lads Club’s scheduled opponents (Bartestree) folded a few weeks ago and withdrew from the Midwest Counties League.

Hereford were already leading 2-0 when I arrived at the match after approximately 15 minutes. The Bulls extended their advantage with a 19th minute shot from the edge of the penalty area after the ball was not cleared before a low shot went through the hands of the Tupsley custodian six minutes later. A 29th minute corner was forced over the line at the far post before Hereford added a sixth goal courtesy of another shot from the edge of the penalty area seven minutes later. A Hereford forward latched on to a 40th minute through ball and neatly clipped the ball inside the near post before and eighth goal arrived just before the interval when the Bulls pounced on a poor clearance by the Tupsley custodian. The Hereford goalkeeper played outfield in the second-half and her team extended their lead when a 52nd minute was diverted into the net by a Tupsley defender before the Bulls pounced on another poor clearance seven minutes later to reach double figures. The Bulls scored their best goal of the afternoon in the 69th minute following a neat passing move before a Hereford player cut inside an opponent and lifted the ball inside the near post eight minutes later. The scoring was concluded with a shot from the edge of the penalty area after Tupsley failed to deal with an 85th minute corner.

2019/20 Statistics
Goals: 476
Matches: 92
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Re: [barcud-coch] Sunday November 17 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Kosovo 0-4 England
Fadil Vokrri Stadium
Att: 13500 (sell out)
Ticket: 5 Euro FV but I paid 50 euro outside to get in the home end.
Beer - cheap

Routine win for England in new territory for me and many others. Great city, great people. Really rolled out the red carpet for the English and seemed genuinely buzzing to welcome us. Didnt get a ticket in the home end due to a very small allocation but managed to find one off a local and go behind the opposite goal. Great atmosphere to be part of, certainly one of my more enjoyable trips. Home via night in the very pleasant Skopje also.

 
 


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