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Dave 56
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Aug 28, 2019, 9:12 PM

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Location: Staffs.
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Staffs County Senior Division 1. KO 18:30 (F&N). Crowd 12.

Market Drayton Tigers 2 v 4 AFC Alsager

Tigers play on the back pitch at Market Drayton Town. The entrance is at the far end of the main pitch and the gates lead you through a gap in the hedge to a pitch with dugouts and a few advertising boards on the far side. The nearside and right hand end are roped off.

The scoreline suggest an entertaining game, it wasn't, in fact it was pretty dreadful. Both teams went into this match with 100% records. Tigers scored first, quite early in the half but a fine volley from the visitors, hit from the edge of the box levelled matters. Two more goals followed in rapid succession to make 1-3 at half time. The half was constantly punctuated by fouls, abuse and time wasting and the second period was even worse.

Tigers did pull a goal back and briefly looked like getting a point but AFC added their 4th and that was the end of what little football there had been. Foul after foul went unpunished, dissent rose to a crescendo, yet the referee was determined not to book anyone. He also gave decisions the opposite was to his linesman the changed his mind. The official on the near touchline did little to hide his disbelief at the refereeing and was seen shaking his head on many occasions. Referees have a tough job and it seems to get harder for them each season but this guy simply isn't up to it. I rarely criticise the ref but this was the worst performance I have seen for years.

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Aug 28, 2019, 9:41 PM

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Team(s): Sunderland AFC, Keighley Cougars RL

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Thames Valley Premier League Premier Division
Westwood Wanderers 2-1 Reading City U23
F&N, Att: 22 (H/C)

Wanderers are the team formerly known as Westwood United, and are playing this season at Theale Recreation Ground, a complex shared with Theale and Tilehurst Cricket Club (not sure if anyone else plays here). The pitch is roped off, but there is no other football furniture, unless you count a park bench set some way back behind each goal. There is a clubhouse available, and the ground is around half a mile from Theale Station.

The pitch is probably best described as 'undulating'. As you enter, the half on your left is pretty much flat, but from the half way line, the right side dips, then rises to around the edge of the 18 yard box, before sloping down to the touchline. Forwards generally had difficulty keeping the ball in play at that end, as it invariably rolled away from them unexpectedly.

The home side were much the better in the first half, and took the lead on 6 minutes with a good passing move. Their domination was helped by the visiting number 3 doing a more than passable impression of the worst kid at school during a PE lesson.

City made full use of a half time interval that lasted almost 20 minutes to regroup. They levelled on 55 minutes when an attack down the left was finished smartly by number 11.
7 minutes later, the home side got their winner. I'm not sure if the keeper was trying to punch a looping cross from the right clear, or was trying to tip it over the bar, but he succeeded only in patting it into his own net.

One of those games where City will probably feel that their improved second half showing merited a point, but Wanderers will feel that they were the better side overall and deserved the win. I'm inclined to support the latter view.

"People do not have moments of truth in station waiting rooms"

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Aug 28, 2019, 11:11 PM

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Hinton Reserves 2 Pegasus Juniors Reserves 4

Broomy Hill: Pre-Season Friendly

Just when I thought that I watched my last pre-season match earlier this month, this fixture cropped-up this evening near to the banks of the River Wye, with the Herefordshire FA County League not commencing until this Saturday. Hinton Reserves finished in fourth position in the First Division last term and their opponents found themselves in the lower-half of the Second Division but have been elevated to the Premier Division given that they have introduced a Colts team to the bottom tier of the league. This was my second visit of the summer to Broomy Hill after having previously watch the home club's reserve team in pre-season action earlier this month.

Hinton Reserves opened the scoring in the in the 31st minute when a low cross from out on the right touchline was converted from close range. The visitors equalised two minutes after the interval following a quick break from their own half and a Pegasus Juniors Reserves forward ran on to a through ball before cutting inside a defender and firing past the home custodian. The away team went ahead eight minutes later when they took advantage of a defensive mistake before converting a pull back from close range. Pegasus Juniors Reserves score two further goals in the closing stages, firstly when a visiting ran on too a pass before sliding the ball into the far corner after 83 minutes, whilst a header from a corner was added three minutes later. Hinton Reserves netted a late consolation goal from a 91st minute but it was too latte to prevent defeat.

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Aug 28, 2019, 11:15 PM

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Location: Prestwich
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Yorkshire Amateur League, Supreme Division
Calverley United 1 Toller 1 (att 56 h/c)
Free admission, no progs

The Yorkshire Amateur League has moved up my groundhopping 'to do' list now its top flight has step seven status. This was a decent game and a good advert for the league, just about making up for the stress of a rush hour trans-Pennine journey to get to Calverley in time for kick off.

United play in Calverley Victoria Park, a pleasant tree-lined public park surrounded by nice-looking houses. It caters for cricket as well as football (and bowls and tennis I think) with the football pitch taped off on both touchlines.

Toller had the better of the first half, and had a 1-0 half time lead thanks to a tremendous bit of individual skill by their number seven. Calverley shaded the second half and deserved their equaliser. Overall a draw was a fair result. Nice to bump into Bob L. Hatt for the first time in a while.

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Dr Love
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Aug 28, 2019, 11:18 PM

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Corfe Castle 5-4 Wareham
Dorset Premier League

I arrived very early for this one, heading off for a walk round the area beforehand. Only a few spots of rain until the very last hill, when it started to come down heavily. It didn't look like much was going on at the football club from there. The weather relented for a bit, but the rain came in harder during the second half resulting in most of the crowd heading for the cover provided by the pavilion in one corner, or to their cars around the pitch. Entry was through the pavilion, where admission was also taken. The pitch is railed behind the near goal and the southern side. Opposite these are the dugouts with no spectator access. The views are good, including the castle and West Hill.

The hosts opened the scoring in the first minute, but with less than ten minutes played were behind, including a goal direct from a corner. The home captain put the ball into his own net later in the half, though a goal was soon pulled back from the spot. 2-3 at half time, which was 2-4 by the hour. Corfe Castle had two efforts disallowed for offside, one after a shot came back off the bar. There was some time left when the first goal was pulled back, follwed by efforts in the 88th and 90th minutes to turn things around. Wareham had several corners in added time, and came close to an equaliser, but not close enough.

A good day out, despite the rain and it was quite gloomy by the finish. Tomorrow will have to be a day off to buy a new rucksack due to finding a large hole in the bottom of mine.

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Aug 29, 2019, 12:17 AM

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West Yorkshire League Premier Huddersfield Amateur 1-0 Newsome
No admission taken
Attendance: c 50

Worked too late to make Carlton Athletic but only just missed kick off here, on the edge of Elland for this local derby. It's railed fully on 2 sides and partially on the ends. No cover pitchside, you could get a little in front of the clubhouse - which has nice photos and a bar - no cask tonight.

The game was good, as my experience in the WYL top flight has usually been. The better organisation and discipline of the home side won out, and I got to see my first sinbin, well deserved. Finishing was poor though, or else this would have been high scoring.

Post match visit to the Elland Tap & Craft, where I bumped into oldhampostcode and chesterbird - cheers!

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7/12 Fc United v Matlock Town

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Aug 29, 2019, 8:08 AM

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Location: Norwich
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Milton - 3 Whittlesford United - 3
Cambridgeshire County League Senior A Division
The Sycamores
Attendance - 20ish
No admission charged or programme issued

A rare venture in to this league, often put off doing early kick off due to traffic at the time of day. However with a race at RAF Marham in the afternoon, a leisurely trip down the A10 afterwards fitted nicely with this fixture.
The visitors got off to good start and were 1-0 up after 7 minutes before the home side drew level after 16. This was short lived as two minutes later WU went 2-1 up and just after the half hour made it 3-1 and looked likely to run away with it. Milton got a goal back 4 minutes later and it stayed like that until half time. Six minutes in to the second half Milton equalised and at that point I wouldn't have liked to predict what score we'd end up with and certainly wouldn't have said 3-3 which is what it remained. Numerous missed chances for both sides.
Despite the referee supposedly being concerned with the light, they kicked off 5 minutes late (1820) for no real reason. Both the home side and referee went in at half time and 10 minutes had elapsed before the game got back under way, by the end after 4 minutes of stoppage time had been played it was rather dull.
Also in attendance Chelsea Spud.

Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.

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Aug 29, 2019, 10:07 AM

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Tweedie Cup First Round 7.45 (ko)
Lochar Thistle v Upper Annandale, 0-3, H.T. 0-0, Att 38 (h/c), Free Admission, No paper, No catering etc
At North West Community Campus, Dumfries

A mate and I took the notion to visit this newish South of Scotland League venue – Lochar Thistle played a few games here last season but have now moved in properly. The North West Community Campus is a new primary and Secondary School complex replacing the old Maxwelltown High School building.

The floodlit astro pitch is round the back of the school and accessed by quite a long path from the car park. Spectator access is restricted to one side and it is very much the bog standard Astro cage. For the groundhopper this would be an obsessive tick as there is nothing of merit about the ground at all. It’s just off the Glasgow Road, beyond the by-pass if coming from the town centre and would be a fair old hike from the railway station.

For the football fan the South of Scotland League provides interesting fare. The overall standard is poor but most of the 16 teams are of a similar standard. Most of the players know each other and fairly intense rivalries build up so there’s always the chance of an outbreak of handbags or worse.

This Tweedie Cup tie was a slow burner. The first half was fairly tame with two young looking sides trying to play football but cancelling each other out. Both goalkeepers had to look smart on occasions to keep their goal intact. The second half became more open as both teams tired and spaces opened up. Uppers (from Moffat) took the lead but were quickly reduced to ten men – their number two took exception to a late tackle and turned round and booted his opponent on the arse directly in front of the referee. There was little argument from anyone about the red card.

Surprisingly it was Uppers who continued to control the game and we were seldom worried about the prospect of extra time – actually we didn’t know whether there would be extra time or if it would go straight o penalties. The visitors rendered the question irrelevant with two more late goals to seal a good win.

It was an enjoyable game despite the dreary surroundings. A few of the South of Scotland enthusiasts were ion attendance along with scottsas. Pre-match curry taken in the India Palm on Buccleugh Street in the town centre. Not the cheapest but the quality was superb and the service just as good. Chicken Ginger and Lemon Handhi was excellent, as was the Lamb Basanti. Throughly recommended.


Aug 29, 2019, 10:56 AM

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Corfe Castle 5-4 Wareham
Dorset Premier League

Also at this, with the Town Crier. Admission was £3, and the attendance was around 55. Tea or Coffee in mags at 50p/time

While driving to meet the Town Crier at Wareham station, I sent a text message to say I was delayed in traffic, and would be 20 minutes late. The return message was the train was also 20 minutes late and indeed I pulled into the car park as the train was leaving.

Our afternoon tour took in the the Square and Compass in Worth Maltravers, the Kings Arms in Langton Matravers, and a long walk around the Corfe Castle (admission £11) before retiring to the Fox in West Street for a quick half prior to the game.

The Square and Compass is one of the very few pubs that has appeared in every edition of the Good Beer Guide, and is an eccentric creation, a tourist trap in itself. It has two small rooms and a small museum (fossils and local history, worth a look) and you queue for your beer in the entrance hallway. Four real ales available, all direct from the barrel. The local Dorset pasty is every bit as good as its cousins in Devon and Cornwall

Despite overcast weather, the first serious rain was while making the approach to the ground, this then cleared for the first half of the match before making us choose to resort to the cover for the second period.

Wareham came into the game with four defeats to their name, while Corfe Castle has a win and a draw as well as three losses. While an early goal (56 seconds) suggested no change and another Wareham defeat, the next 88 minutes suggested differently. Wareham were level on 4 minutes, took the lead after 9 and went further ahead thanks to a 34th minute own goal.

Despite a penalty allowing Corfe Castle to pull the deficit down to one before half time, Wareham were again two ahead on the hour mark.

Corfe then had a goal dissallowed when the player tucking in a rebound off the crossbar was deemed offside, no VAR available. They later had another chalked off for an unquestionable foul on the keeper.

Still, Courtney Johnston completed his hat-trick with 17 minutes to play and the score was 3-4. The match then turned again on two crosses from the left in two minutes. The first met by Johnston for his fourth goal in the game and then the winner turned in by Hector. A few minutes of injury time gave us more chances but no more goals

Despite having to walk back to the pay and display car park (you can find free parking in the village after mid-October, but until then you pay), I managed to deposit the Town Crier at the station about three minutes before the 20.28 train and then reached Richmond around two hours later.

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Andy D
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Aug 29, 2019, 11:10 AM

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Location: Cheshire/Dorset
Team(s): 1874 Northwich, Forfar Athletic, Castleford RLFC, Lancashire CCC,

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Middlewich Town 0 Knutsford 5, Cheshire League Premier Division, Att: 65, Admission/Prog: No

Very little on offer in range on the way home from work, a choice between Old Alts and Middlewich, both of whom I'd already visited this season so opted for the latter and a local derby between two of the long established Cheshire amateur clubs. Much like Monday's game at Llangoed, this was very one sided, Knutsford were much quicker on a decent surface and regularly passed their way through a dodgy home defence. The pre-match drizzle gave way to a pleasant sunny evening which sadly meant that the view from the raised stand was hindered by the setting sun. A well stocked tea bar was doing good business however the chips were very poor fare. Probably the last early evening kick off of 2019 for me.

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Aug 29, 2019, 11:48 AM

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Wolviston 3-2 Farringdon Detached....Wearside League...Adm £3...Prog £1.

After a stop off in Seaham for a bit of sight seeing and fish and chips, headed down the A19 towards Middlesboro and found the ground of in leafy Wolviston, just to the west of Billingham.
Metcalf Park is surrounded on two sides by trees forming an enclosed feel to the ground. Theres one Stand of decent size with the dugouts either side. The ground looks to be lovingly cared for by the grounds people at the Club.

Changing facilities and refreshments/bar facilities are outside the perimeter of the ground in a facility shared with the cricket Club next door. The lass on the gate collecting admission also has a kettle were you can also grab a brew and a snack to eat. Theres ample parking the other side of the leylandii trees off the main road.

Tonights encounter saw Houghton-le-Spring (Sunderland) based side Farringdon Detached visit for the first ever game between the two sides, they were promoted last season to the Wearside. Both sides are currently mid table.

Wolviston opened the scoring on 17 minutes through their No8 in a tight first half with nothing really between the two sides. The second goal came after the restart on 53 minutes when a long range drive from the No 10 found the net.

Wolviston had become more dominant throughout the second half and they started to play a bit. On 85 minutes, Farringdon pulled a goal back through the substitute No 17 from 6 yards. A minute later, the Wolviston No17 had a go himself and made it 3-1. On 88 minutes Farringdon made it 3-2 with the away keeper making regular sortie's upfield to grab the equaliser. In the first minute of stoppage time, the home keeper pulled off a fine one handed save to deny Farringdon the equaliser...great end to the game. Points to Wolviston but only just!!

A well run Club and tidy ground....nice people.

As I sat in the car about to depart, one of the home bench came across and said ' I believe you've travelled a distance for the game and more importantly why?'...he then gave me a Club pin badge and wished us a safe trip home. Wouldnt get that at Old Trafford!!

Good trip back over the A66 to home.

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Aug 29, 2019, 1:39 PM

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Salts 0 Rawdon Old Boys 1
West Yorks Div 1 f&n Att 24 h/c

Quite how the hosts didn't win this is a total mystery. Rawdon took the lead after half an hour with a rare attack but offered nothing otherwise. Salts had waves of attacks but couldn't hit the proverbial barn door.

The ground is well covered on here with its main claim to fame being that it was used as the home ground of Barnstoneworth United in Ripping Yarns. It is located down a lane off Victoria Road near Saltaire station, passing the tennis, bowls and cricket clubs en route. There's a small covered standing area and dug outs on one side and opposite are the changing rooms which also house the tea bar. Behind the main pitch is another railed pitch with an identical stand. The club no longer issue but had a few copies of old issues of their excellent lying in a drawer. They also have club badges in three different colours.

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Aug 29, 2019, 4:41 PM

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Royal Oak 3 Broadclyst 1 (Devon & Exeter League Division 5) Att: 11 h/c f&n

Something a little closer to Dorset Mission Control was required this evening, and this fitted the bill nicely. The standard was more than acceptable for notional Step 13, and a full blooded tussle ended with a deserved and much celebrated win for the home side. Their first two goals came before the break, and were both quite splendid. Played in good humour, apart from a brief bout of handbags at the final whistle, which was defused quickly and admirably by the Royal Oak captain.

Home is Cowick Barton Playing Fields, a 4 pitch job on the western side of Exeter. No football furniture but all was pleasant enough, with a good view of the prominent Cathedral on the nearby skyline.

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Aug 29, 2019, 4:45 PM

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Thames Valley League Premier Division

Mortimer 1-3 Maidenhead Town
Can of Coke £1
HeadCount: 52

Not a league I've done many in tbh and as only just over an hour away, an opportunity to put that right.

Tidy step 7 ground, I did like the road side type barriers used on 2 1/4 sides of the pitch, with the rest roped off.

Mortimer took a first half lead, but Maidenhead who are apparently new to this level more than did enough first half to show they wont be push-overs this season and levelled less than a minute into the 2nd half after the assistant ruled the ball crossed over the line. They broke quickly and eventually got their just rewards on 70 minutes lashing home the rebound after an initial effort was bravely saved by the onrushing keeper. Another late breakaway effort put the gloss on the win, which was marred somewhat right on full time when 2 Maidenhead players accidentally headed each other, both having blood pouring out their heads.

A340/M3, M27 all behaved on the way home and it was great to be home by 9:15pm

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Aug 29, 2019, 5:55 PM

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Location: Tyneside
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Winlaton Vulcans 6-1 Whitley Bay Res
Northern Football Alliance - Premier Division


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Aug 29, 2019, 5:56 PM

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

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Gala Fairydean 0-3 East Stirling
Lowland League
Adm £4 (conc) Steak Pie £2 Coffee £1 Att not confirmed - est 250

My first venture into the LL, a 20-min walk from accommodation near town centre. Was hoping to sit in the iconic elevated stand, but the H&S police have closed it (although I understand it's likely to be repaired rather than demolished). There was a small stand with 4 rows of bucket seats opposite with hardstanding elsewhere.

ES took the lead in the 7th minute with a far-post header and followed up with another very similar son after. Gala had their moments, the No7 on the right providing some mazy runs but it was game over just before HT when ES added a 3rd from the edge of the box. More chances ensued at both ends after HT but no further goals.

Presume ES will challenge at the top end without winning the league and that Gala are safe from relegation as long as Dalbeattie, Vale of Leithen and Edinburgh Uni are around.

For reasons known only to LNER, it was considerably cheaper to get off at Berwick on the outward journey and enjoy a near-2-hour bus ride to Galashiels, but cheaper on the return leg to get the train from Galashiels via Edinburgh (which isn't really any quicker).

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Aug 29, 2019, 6:42 PM

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What was the crowd like?

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Aug 29, 2019, 7:52 PM

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Llanfair United 0 Penryncoch 1
JD Cyrmu League North Division
Admission £5 Programme Online only

Not a game that will live long in the memory, the visitors scoring possibly the only shot on target in the whole game. Otherwise it consisted of niggling fouls, and the referee giving free kicks for any tackles. Nice ground though, two Atcost type seated stands down one side, with an elevated seated stand on the other side set into a steep bank. Uncovered standing was available on this side either at the top of the bank either side of the stand, or down pitch side. Fantastic views of the village could be had from the top of the bank. There were no spectator accommodation behind either goal. The village of Llanfair Caereinion is also the end of the line for The Welshpool steam railway, with a return fare to Welshpool costing £14. This completes the top two tiers in Wales for me.

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

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Aug 30, 2019, 12:02 AM

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Carabao Cup 2nd Round
AFC Bournemouth 0-0 (3-0 pens) Forest Green Rovers
Attendance 9,657 (about 550 away fans)
Ticket £10 - Programme £2

Cherries made heavy weather of League 2 opposition and could easily have gone the same way as Norwich and Crystal Palace the previous night. The vegan boys could have gone ahead just before the break when Mathew Stevens' effort was stopped on the line by MarK Travers. Cherries finally stepped up a gear in the last half hour when Ryan Fraser and Josh King were introduced but were denied by an inspired performance between the sticks from on loan Bristol City keeper Joseph Wollacott. Onto the penalty shootout and it was Travers' turn to be the hero like he was on his Premier League debut against Tottenham last season as he save all three spot kicks he faced while Cherries scored 3 out of 4, Jordon Ibe having his kick saved so it was down to Philip Billing to seal Cherries place in the 3rd round where a trip to Burton Albion awaits.

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Aug 30, 2019, 10:36 AM

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What was the crowd like?

I don't do headcounts - Leo has posted 55 earlier in the thread.

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Aug 30, 2019, 6:24 PM

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FA Cup Replay
Longridge Town 0 Charnock Richard 2
Admission £6
Programme £1.50 (but sold out)
Badge £3
Coffee £1 in proper mug
Sausage Roll £1.50 ( more of a slab).
Just realised not done a report for Wednesday 28th August 2019.
A bonus day shift swap at work meant I could do a midweek game and I was pleased to see that a northwest FACup reply at Longridge would fit the bill perfectly.
So after having a few ales In the many pubs of Preston I caught the no. 1 bus to longridge.
It took.rather longer than it was supposed too and a ten minute walk from the town centre along with quite a queue at the turnstilesmeanti was only just able to enter the ground as the game kicked off .
Sadly all programmes had gone unsurprising as the crowd was a whopping 525.
The ground has two little stands down the touchline on seated and one standing.
There was also a tea stalling proper cups and a clubhouse serving pies and a slab of sausage in pastry.
The rest of the ground was railed off and hardstanding.

A tight first half Longridge had some skilful forwards and created many changes but could not convert any.
The inevitable happened Charnock buried a rare chance and then with Longridge pushing for an equaliser a second goal went in for the visitors to put them through to the next round

An enjoyable cup tie and I was back in Preston by 2230.

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Aug 30, 2019, 9:07 PM

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Also at Llanfair, had the crowd at 109.
Nothing much to add to what Nervous Rec has reported.

No social club or bar, but a tea hut was open selling hot drinks - no hot food next to the large grandstand. Good sized car park for spectators.

Agree that game had too many fouls, with the opponents happy to concede numerous fouls to stop play, Impressed with the home team number 5.

Last New ground; Benhall St Mary, Games in 2019/20 Season; 61, New Grounds this Season; 30, Next scheduled game: Ipswich Town v Coventry City - FAC (10/12/19)

(This post was edited by Dribble! on Aug 30, 2019, 9:09 PM)

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Re: [Dribble!] Wednesday 28th August 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Thames Valley Premier League

Burghfield Rec
[RG7 3EN]

Recreation Road off Reading Road (KO 18:00) prompt - three officials here too - - think that is now standard in this league

Burghfield FC 1-2 Newbury FC

Adm: n/n

Att: hc 80+ incl. a number of local hopping dignitaries ('Young' Phil the Emmer Green R&DSFL 'Ultra' - sensibly furnished with his own chair Wink) and a few officials from other clubs.

Directions: S from M4 jn 11 - then filter right towards Grazeley and approach Burghfield Common on the Goring Rd - bear right at the crossroads with Reading Rd then left by a NISA grocery store and on past the Village Hall - ground on the left - plenty of street parking or back in the Village Hall Car Park

- do not get confused with Mortimer Common Rec nr Mortimer (where Mortimer CC play)
- the vistors had the Postcode for that on their tw*tter site - as well as posting a later KO time. Angelic

Facilities: not much - roped surround in a Public Park. There is a club changing room which may have public access on Saturdays for 'convenience sake' Tongue but was locked up during the game this evening

Match: another to avail themselves of a rare early KO; though much closer to home for me than splodge who was not far away down the road at Mortimer FC's Alfred Palmer Ground.

Sadly seems there is only one more week of these in the TVL-P (until April/May, I'd assume) oddly enough the same 5 clubs that hosted games on this night are at home again on Wednesday 4th.
(With Wraysbury apparently still 'borrowing' The Orchard; this time for their game vs Finchampstead)

1-0 free header on the near post
1-1 free header on the far post - skilfully cushioned back over the keeper.
1-2 last min Ryan Adams
(no not 'him' - though there was a certain amount of hero-worship going on for a local NL celeb - prolific ex-YMCA striker. He usually 'bowled along' at about goal a game - had notched over 80 in YMCA's last three TVL seasons - not sure where he was last term)

The visitors also had the well-travelled (round here anyway - Henley, Eversley and YMCA to mention just a few more recent ones) Lorenzo Medford who brought plenty of craft and guile to their attacking play - may not be as quick these days but easily still good enough to flourish at this level.

Newbury starting a long climb back: they were promoted from Div One - where they had fallen to - they certainly look to be capable of impacting at this level - it's just a shame they don't have the splendid Ol' Dame of a ground that was Faraday Rd to rattle around in. Frown

For 19-20 they are 'lodging at Henwick - ironically not too far from Thatcham FC: where their own Town Council (allegedly) were rumoured to be entering secret negotiations to try & to force them to enter a groundshare, as part of the move to evict them from Faraday and use it to provide more 'affordable' housing.

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Re: [royals26] Wednesday 28th August 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Dorset Premier League

Blandford Recreation Ground, Blandford Forum

Blandford United 0(0) Hamworthy Recreation 3(2)

Blue Shirts & Shorts Red & Black Shirts / Black Shorts

Attendance 50 (Headcount)

Admission by Donation (gave £2 as per previous night) No Programmes

Tea £1

United's Recreation Ground I'm told is relatively new. The pitch is railed but there are no stands. Clubhouse serving hot drinks offered some respite from the rain at half time. Game kicked off at 18:31 and again it was very dark at full time (20:12). Rec were comfortable winners. George Webb gave them a 15th minute lead with a fine strike from outside the box. Their centre forward doubled their lead in the 25th minute with a back post header and the third came in the 70th minute when their right winger fired in on the right side of the box.

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Re: [sheffgeoff] Wednesday 28th August 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

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Dorset Premier League

Blandford Recreation Ground, Blandford Forum

Blandford United 0(0) Hamworthy Recreation 3(2)

United's Recreation Ground I'm told is relatively new. The pitch is railed but there are no stands.

I don't know what you mean by 'relatively new' but just to save anyone from worrying, a quick check on Google shows that it is the same ground as I visited in 1997-98 and even back then it did't look particularly new to me. The pitch was roped off then though, and perhaps a new clubhouse or dressing-room building has been added since.

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