First Team Star
Sep 10, 2019, 1:02 PM
Location: Beside the Spinnaker Tower
Team(s): Hemel Hempstead Town FC, Trust Portsmouth FC and The Reds of Cincinnati
Cranleigh FC U18s 6-0 Ashford Town (Middx) FC U18's (Combined Counties League, Tony Ford U18s Division West)
- played at Snoxhall Fields, Knowle Lane, Cranleigh from 7.50pm (advertised as 7.30pm .. probably should of been 7.45pm)
Att nearing 60 approx (h/c); Entry none; Prog none; No refreshment seen
Weather raining at home .. but dry and clear in Surrey
Travel up the A3 and right at Milton
Colours Cranes in all blue with white stripes to front of shirts .. Tangerines in purple and white quarters and black shorts.
Opening night in this League and with a great grassy sloped surface, really good floodlights and solid local commitment to youth football found, a wonderful night in Surrey was had .. our hosts putting on a skilful team display, which Im sure will attract the eye of various senior Clubs given the talent, with some cracking goals scored, even if assisted by some defensive lapses.
Luckily the rain was not found this night, although a single covered concrete standing was available between dugouts, if it had appeared .. no other furniture, with just an old decaying concrete path around the pitch, string and plastic placed posts both sides, to offer an enclosure within large expanse of playing facilities .. the car park full and a good crowd on hand .. all very appreciative of the game provided.
Goals went in around 9 (ball dropped nicely to allow left foot strike from edge of six yard line ), 18 (break down left and squared for tap in), 24 (in from the right and drilled top left), 28 (short back pass allowed forward to pounce and round the keeper) , 53 (best of the night from forty yards as keeper was off line) and 71 (forward cut outside and drilled home) .. a comprehensive display by our hosts and not much the visitors could take from this one .. will be interesting to see this season unfold for both and Ill try to get along to some more games where they slot easily into the schedule .. as we drifted off into the darkness to allow the nudging of Mrs hh before 11.0pm ..
Grounds = 638, Leagues done = 15 (37 to go); Games (19/20) = 102; New Grounds (19/20) = 82; Goals (19/20) = 441; Ave goals/game = 4.32; Last new ground = Bourton Rovers; Next = Tues 10th Dec 2019