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stingray
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Dec 16, 2017, 4:25 PM

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Location: Leighton Buzzard
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The usual routine of free pre-match lunch with stingray Senior comes with the disadvantage of not being aware of lateish postponements, coupled with mobile reception being almost non-existent.

Still, the resultant fruitless trip to Chalfont (off at 12.15), returning via Tring (ditto) did allow me to see the Chilterns in all their glory with plenty of snow still lying around and also gave the car a bit of a runout after an idle week.


John Treleven
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Dec 16, 2017, 5:13 PM

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F.A. Inter-League Cup 2nd round

Jersey 1 (36), Kent (37, 41, 80)

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Atavistic
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Dec 16, 2017, 5:27 PM

Posts: 361
Location: Guildford/Yaxley
Team(s): Norwich City, Yaxley

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Chromasport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division
Yaxley 7 Sleaford Town 1

Attendance: 54 h/c

First game at Yaxley since the FA Cup defeat to Dereham Town at the start of September, and what an entertaining game and dominant performance it was; quite how this Sleaford team beat promotion-chasing Leicester Nirvana 5-1 last week, I will never know.

Goals as below:
Phil Stebbing for Yaxley on 19 minutes
Phil Stebbing for Yaxley on 28 minutes
Chris Skipper for Sleaford on 35 minutes (an excellent overhead kick from the edge of the box)
Phil Stebbing for Yaxley on 39 minutes
Matt Sparrow for Yaxley on 45 minutes
Stuart Wall for Yaxley on 55 minutes
Phil Stebbing for Yaxley on 66 minutes
Phil Stebbing for Yaxley on 68 minutes

Most goals I've seen in a game this season, and a massive boost to my goal average (after discovering that I am unlikely to be able to do a groundhop next Saturday)




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osborne
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Dec 16, 2017, 5:28 PM

Posts: 1039
Location: NW Leicestershire
Team(s): Arnold Town/ Loughborough Dynamo

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Castle Donington Cobras 7 Moira United 1 Midland Regional Alliance
Admission/ Programme- none
Tea £1
h/c 11


I decided to stay local tonight and this was very local. The Cobras play on the second pitch at The Moira Dale. The pitch is partly roped off and there isn't any football furniture at the ground. Tea and coffee was available at half time in the clubhouse. Moira held out until the 43rd minute when a deflected shot end up in their net. 3 goals in the first 8 minutes of the second half did the damage. Moira didn't give up and scored a consolation goal but 3 more goals for the home side meant a comfortable win for the Cobras. They are a good side, I just wonder if they will be able to progress further?


Digdagdog
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Dec 16, 2017, 5:40 PM

Posts: 968
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
Team(s): Melksham Town, Bath Rugby, Wigan Warriors and Lancashire CCC

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Toolstation Western Premier
Oakfields Stadium
Melksham Town 3 Hallen 0
Admission: S/T Programme: Issued but not taken Attendance: 285

Another away side set up to not lose, playing 4-1-4-1 and they were very good at it for 82 minutes. Melksham were frustrated at most of their attempts at goal by a good away keeper and massed bodies behind the ball. HT 0-0.
Second half more of the same although Hallen sat even deeper than the first. Good chances were missed by Lyons and Higdon and it looked like a 0-0 looming when a Melksham free-kick arrowed into the box was headed home by Hallen's No.5 on 82 minutes.
on 84 a brilliant piece of work by Stradling placed the ball at Higdon's feet 8 yards out and the striker made no mistake. on 88 minutes a break down the left and Lyons floated a cross/shot right into the top corner for 3-0. Job done to the relief of the home crowd.
Unfortunately all the others in the top 5 won and I'm starting to think that the top 2 finish is looking extremely unlikely this season. Street are miles ahead and we have Bradford home and away to play yet.



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2018-19 Games: 5 Goals: 32 GPG: 6.40 New Grounds: 3


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bluearmybob
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Dec 16, 2017, 6:01 PM

Posts: 877
Location: Ipswich.The Capital Town of Suffolk.
Team(s): Ipswich Town FC since April 11th 1966.Groundhopping since January 28th 1989

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Season ticket duty at Portman Rd. KO 3.00pm.


Sky Bet Championship.


IPSWICH TOWN 2 (2) v (0) READING 0.


Scorers.


Home. C Connolly (3) J Garner (27)


Away. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Admission by season ticket. Programme £3. Attendance 13,832. Away Fans 510.



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GAMES THIS SEASON 2018/19.(0)
GAMES SINCE LAST 0-0. Ipswich Town v Sheffield United 10/03/18.(12) BEST RUN OF NOT SEEING A 0-0.(61)
LEAGUES COMPLETED. League 2. Isthmian League North. ECL Premier Division.
FOOTBALL SEEN IN:Bulgaria,Czech Republic,England,France,Greece,Holland,Scotland,Switzerland,Turkey & Wales.




BA21
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Dec 16, 2017, 6:12 PM

Posts: 70
Location: Yeovil
Team(s): Yeovil Town

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Sherborne Town 4 Radstock Town 2
Western League first division
Admission £6.00
Attendance 64

Sherborne fell behind twice but fought back to defeat sixth placed Radstock on a bitter afternoon at Raleigh Grove. The home side remain in the bottom two however they displayed enough attacking flair to show that they can make a fight of avoiding a drop back to The Dorset Premier League.

A short five mile drive across the border into neighbouring Dorset meant I was home and in the warm shortly after 5.00pm. Around ten visiting fans in attendance this afternoon.



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The Moose
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Dec 16, 2017, 6:29 PM

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WILTS SENIOR LGE: BREMHILL v BASSETT BULLDOGS P-P

Left home at 1pm when the leagues website was still showing game on & no up to date twitterface accounts to rely on. Arrived to find no one around, no nets up & pitch looked heavy but playable. Presume the landlords advised their tenants twuz a no go, so they didn't ruin their pitch. League website still doesn't have it as postponed yet! Frown

Plan B - TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LGE DIV ONE: LUXOL ST. ANDREWS 0 TROWBRIDGE TOWN RESSIES 0

ADM / PROG: F & N ATT: h/c 10

Arrived bang on kick off, having paid an extortionate amount in the national trust car park first. Luxol play at Lacock village, which was full of tourists who seem to love all the Downton Abbey / Judy Dench style period dramas, such is the quiant twee style of the place. The footy 'ground' rec is tucked behind the Red Lion so easy to find, but has no facilities or cover.

Of course with the initial disappointment of getting the dreaded P-P at Bremhill, I was bound to get a naff 0-0. Cue insipid game with few chances, but one of those any port in a storm type days. Dearly beloved (bless her), was ferrying me about but struggled to understand why anyone is happy to 'stand in a field' for their fix. After watching a dull match in the winter chill, whisper it quietly but I may agree with her! Not a great day then but better than nothing at all plus it didn't rain, so must focus on the positives!

KRTM Cool


IAN S
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Dec 16, 2017, 6:39 PM

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Location: Stocksbridge, Sheffield
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Barnetby United 0 Epworth Colts 4
Scunthorpe & District 1
h/t 0-1
h/c 8 free 4 page programme


This was the first choice after Barnetby's excellent Secretary texted back to confirm game on and no problem.

A ghostly quiet village with it's own train station about five minutes walk from the ground. One pitch venue with a newish changing room block. The village hall was adjacent but was locked up and I didn't actually see a door to get in it anyway.

The team itself were poor it must be said and it was evident why they are bottom of the league. A terrible mistake by the hopeless keeper led to the first goal and another to the last. Decent tick on a day when few were available within a reasonable distance.



We'll be, as we are, when all the fools who doubt us fade away.


nico
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Dec 16, 2017, 6:40 PM

Posts: 3441
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Sheffield County Senior League Cup 3rd round

Burngreave FC 3-4 Swinton Athletic

Venue: Fir Vale School 3G, Owler Lane

A terrific contest arguably made better by being played on an artificial carpet. The Division Two newcomers deservedly led 3-1 at half-time but the Premier Division outfit's superior quality saw them through to the quarter-finals with 3 unanswered goals in the second half.

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paulh66
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Dec 16, 2017, 6:42 PM

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Location: Surrey
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, South Liverpool (the South will rise again), Cammell Laird

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Second successive Saturday visiting an Essex Olympian club rumoured on this forum to be eyeing up promotion to step 6:

May & Baker 3-1 Bishop's Stortford Swifts
No admission charge
Programmes free - they're scattered around a few tables in the clubhouse, just help yourself

Bakers play at Barking Rugby Club, just off the eastbound A13 or, if you like, a straight walk south for a half a mile or so from Becontree tube station.

Other than one or two minor issues perhaps, it'll easily meet the grade for step 6. Car parking is behind the two-story changing room/clubhouse block, the bar being upstairs from where you can also get hot drinks and snacks and also watch the game from the balcony. The balcony also provides cover for those stood beneath on ground level and there's another small area of cover at ground level to the right. Opposite is a 300 seater stand, a four row Arena affair but raised to about 4ft, meaning decent viewing. Floodlights in place too, and used today during the second half, despite the 2pm kick off.

A step 7 game on a rugby pitch was, unsurprisingly, not the greatest spectacle. Bakers raced into a 3-0 first half lead and such was the gulf that the visitors made a double substitution after 35 minutes. Swifts got one back after the break from the spot, a handball that earned the defender a straight red, and for a few minutes it looked like we might have a game. But, after that little spell, Bakers raised their game and rarely looked in any danger.

Mention for the Swifts number 7, a long throw merchant who took no run up at all and still reached the penalty spot with his launches.

After two big defeats in recent weeks knocked Bakers off the top of the table, this was comfortable for them even though Swifts were only two points behind them at start of play. This result puts them back on top. The quality, though, wasn't great, although I suspect most teams from a step or two higher would struggle to produce great football on this pitch.


Dribble!
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Dec 16, 2017, 6:57 PM

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also at Portman Road, one of the best displays by Ipswich this season but also our lowest crowd this year.



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youngster
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Dec 16, 2017, 7:03 PM

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Stowmarket 4-2 Felixstowe
ECL Prem Div
Adm £6/4
Att 300

A rare defeat for Felixstowe but no complaints from us. Don't usually take any notice of stats, but we normally get at least a dozen corners, today we only forced one. The home side closed us down all over the pitch and didn't give us an inch.
Stow took the lead before we equalised with a fluke, they took the lead again with a brilliant 30 yarder, but we got it level before half time. Our defence gifted Stow a goal before they get a fluke to make it 4, we hit the bar late on, but we got what we deserved, nothing!!
But it wasn't all bad news for Felixstowe,transpires our nearest rivals for the title (Coggeshall) played a suspended player recently and look set to lose three points.

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Andy D
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Dec 16, 2017, 7:16 PM

Posts: 3857
Location: Cheshire/Dorset
Team(s): 1874 Northwich, Forfar Athletic, Castleford RLFC, Lancashire CCC,

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Henbury 1 Thornbury Town 1, Gloucestershire County League, Att: 30, Admission: Free, Prog: £1

An undeserved point for the league leaders on a day which verged on almost Spring-like in suburban Bristol as the visitors equalised late on to deny Henbury. The game was always watchable but sometimes scrappy, especially in the first half as both sides gave the ball away far too often, Thornbury looked nothing like table-toppers although late pressure as Henbury sat back brought a somewhat inevitable leveller. We were pleasantly surprised by Henbury's ground set in a small park, enclosed on three sides by chainlink fence with a newish clubhouse and changing room building on the fourth side. Thre pitch has been levelled, resulting in a steep bank behind one goal whereas behind the other it drops away. Fully railed, it also has two dugouts on the far side which have preplaced the older versions in front of the clubhouse, Despite the proximity to a council-type housing estate, the outlook from the ground is pleasant, with Henbury village in the near distance.



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noprogs
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Dec 16, 2017, 7:16 PM

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Scarborough A 3 Ossett T 1
Evostik North
Admission £10 Programme £2

A game that improved after Ossett took the lead five minutes before the break. The home side equalised before the half, and led just a couple of minutes into the second period, adding the best goal about 15 minutes later. Ossett were always in the game, but Scarborough always had just enough to keep them at bay.
I quite liked the ground, definitely more so than the new Darlington one. The seating area has a bit of character being built into the sports centre, albeit with about 300 seats and given their crowds that it could do with being a tad bigger. Quite a nice enclosed feel with the bank up to Olivers Mount on the far side.



HantsLondoner
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Dec 16, 2017, 7:37 PM

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Location: South Hampshire
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Wessex League Division 1

Alton 2 Andover New Street 1

admission £3-00 with Christmas jumper Wink, programme yes, attendance est 85
8th v 2nd (on a run of six wins in a row)
Good performance by the home side to beat high-flying ANS (strange to be saying that about the visitors after so many years of being near the bottom). After a goalless first half, despite good chances for both sides, the home team were clearly more dangerous after the break and deserved their win.
A lively start as we saw shots over the bar from each side in the first three mins. Right-winger Knee looked lively for Alton early on, a shot just wide, a great cross that evaded all-comers, and a lovely ball that set up Watts one-on-one with the keeper, but his shot was saved. The visitors could then have scored when a good cross from the left found Neve free at the far post but his header went wide. Yates for ANS put a cross in that saw Locke's shot well blocked by impressive home keeper Boughton, Neve was then denied by a defender. At the other end Watts' pass to Paddon tried to set up Knee but his shot was saved. Sweeney then forced a save from Boughton and Yates' shot was deflected just wide before the break. HT 0-0.
The second half started quietly before Knee nearly sliced a clearance into his own net. Watts was frequently breaking down the left for the home team and frequently choosing to shoot, keeper Tasker forced into a couple of saves. He also had to make a good save from a shot by Coppleton from the edge of the area. The home team were starting to get the upper hand and they got the vital first goal on 58 mins, The ball was played into Watts, 25 yards out, who, without breaking stride, hit a tremendous shot into the far corner. The keeper didn't even move - great goal. Soon after Watts had another shot which swung just wide. Yates on the left was the most dangerous player for the visitors, one cross-shot was just wide, and he made a few good crosses that caused trouble in the home defence. There were a few scrambles, but the ball was always blocked or cleared. Alton looked dangerous on the break and Brooks nearly scored from 45 yards as he returned a clearance by the keeper, but Tasker was able to save. Another Knee cross went a-begging for the home team and a shot by Thorne for the visitors went over as we approached the final stages. On 85 mins came the decisive goal - Callard slipped in Knee down the right with a clever ball and Knee's cross was dipping over Tasker and finished up in the net despite the keeper's efforts. Knee was credited with the goal. On 90 mins Knee went clear down the left but his cross was just too hard for Watts to add the third, and Brooks had a shot saved by Tasker. In injury time the ball was hooked superbly into the far corner by Neve to give ANS hope, but there was no time for a further comeback.
Since my last visit a couple of years ago Anstey Park has now got a big covered area on the other side from the main stand, otherwise no changes withe the clubhouse next to the main stand at the entrance. Cheap hot dogs and mince pies to add to the price reduction gave a festive atmosphere to this friendly club. The 3G played quite well, both sides seemed to have adequate technique to handle it, although Alton did have a couple of spells where they preferred the long ball rather than playing it on the ground. Two Pompey academy players making their debuts for Alton today, they both played well.




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barcud-coch
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Dec 16, 2017, 7:45 PM

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Newcastle 2 Bont 1

Mill Field: Emrys Morgan Cup Third Round

This was my first visit of the season to the south Shropshire and it is certainly one of my favourite locations to watch football. The village of Newcastle-upon-Clun is set deep in the south Shropshire hills and is a very much in the heart of the agricultural community of the Welsh borderlands. The ground at Mill Field might not possess the same facilities at some other clubs at this level in the Welsh pyramid but the stunning location and small rustic charm provides its own natural charm. The pitch appeared to be in good condition before kick-off, with some snow along the touchlines and on the surrounding hills, but did cut-up a little as the match progressed. The home team came into this afternoon's cup tie in fourth place in the Mid Wales League (South) table and their last outing, which was a fortnight ago, resulted in 3-2 victory at Montgomeryshire League opponents Caersws Reserves in the previous round of the competition. Bont were starting their Emrys Morgan Cup journey today after being exempted to this stage for reaching the last-four of the competition last term. The defending Aberystwyth League champions are amongst the favourites again this season to lift the prestigious trophy. The Pantyfedwen Park outfit found themselves top of the First Division before kick-off, holding an unbeaten league record to date, and they enjoyed a comfortable 6-0 home success over Machynlleth Reserves in their last fixture some two weeks ago.

The Mid Wales League (South) started well as player/manager Craig Morris shot wide from the edge of the penalty area in the fourth minute before his team broke quickly seven minutes later but could not apply the vital touch to an inviting cross from the right. Newcastle had a good opportunity to open the scoring in the 20th minute but Morris could only direct the ball at the the Bont goalkeeper and two minutes latter the player/manager was played in on goal but was denied by an excellent double save. The Shropshire club finally broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute when Carl Price was played in on goal and dinked the ball over the advancing custodian. Craig Morris spurned an opportunity to double his team's lead a minute later as his penalty was saved but the hosts did score from the ensuing corner as Huw Williams' header found the net. Bont were nearly back in the match in the 37th minute when a visiting forward ran in on goal and lifted the ball over the Newcastle goalkeeper but the ball was cleared off the line. The Shropshire hosts had a low shot from the edge of the Bont penalty area saved four minutes later before the Aberystwyth League outfit were denied a minute later by a double save from the home goalkeeper. The visitors displayed more urgency after the interval and they were denied five minutes into the second-half from a 20 yard on the turn before Newcastle saw a 25 yard shot saved 14 minutes later. Bont were back in the tie in the 70th minute when the home custodian failed too hold a loose shot and the ball was turned in from close range but he redeemed himself eight minutes later by making a smart near post save with his feet. The Shropshire men had a great opportunity to seal victory in the 82nd minute when a Newcastle substitute was played through on goal but placed the ball narrowly wide before the Bont goalkeeper made a smart save with his legs after the hosts broke from their own half in the final minute of normal time.

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Workington FC
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Dec 16, 2017, 7:46 PM

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FA Trophy
Workington 1 Hartlepool United 0
Attendance 771
Admission £13
Programme £2.50

There was a strange build up to this game. Initial excitement from Workington, indifference from Hartlepool and Cumbria Police treating the game as if Combat 18 were turning up. The Police presence was incredibly over the top. Hartlepool were intially allocated 500 tickets. Their supporters were not allowed to turn up and pay on the day. So they had 71 supporters in attendance.

I'd watched them play at Dover last week and thought we had a chance of beating them but not this easily. The Reds missed two easy chances in the first 8 minutes and I thought we may have blown our chance of an upset. How wrong I was as the Reds grew in confidence and finished the stronger of the two sides. Workington's winner came on 82 minutes. Nathan Waterson broke down the right handside and delivered a perfect cross for Scott Allison to volley into the bottom corner. What a goal it was.

I've got to say for a club with 29 professional players Hartlepool were poor. There are better sides in the NPL and the Reds were not at their best to beat them. They look a gutless side with no leaders on the pitch.

The Reds issued a bigger programme than usual and it was a good issue.

A great day to be a Workington supporter.


gcnc
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Dec 16, 2017, 7:48 PM

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Henbury 1 Thornbury Town 1, Gloucestershire County League, Att: 30, Admission: Free, Prog: £1

An undeserved point for the league leaders on a day which verged on almost Spring-like in suburban Bristol as the visitors equalised late on to deny Henbury. The game was always watchable but sometimes scrappy, especially in the first half as both sides gave the ball away far too often, Thornbury looked nothing like table-toppers although late pressure as Henbury sat back brought a somewhat inevitable leveller. We were pleasantly surprised by Henbury's ground set in a small park, enclosed on three sides by chainlink fence with a newish clubhouse and changing room building on the fourth side. Thre pitch has been levelled, resulting in a steep bank behind one goal whereas behind the other it drops away. Fully railed, it also has two dugouts on the far side which have preplaced the older versions in front of the clubhouse, Despite the proximity to a council-type housing estate, the outlook from the ground is pleasant, with Henbury village in the near distance.


Also at this one, and though I thought a draw was probably a fair result, I would agree that Thornbury don't look like runaway leaders on this showing.
The programme was a decent twenty page effort and well worth £1.
The league website is showing the official attendande as 45, but like you my headcount was in the thirties.


Bigaitch
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Dec 16, 2017, 7:57 PM

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Stamford 4 Market Drayton Town 0
NPL Div 1 South.
Att 240
Admission £10 48 page prog, heavy on ads £2.00

Routine win for The Daniels against a Market Drayton side who fielded their reserve side following a mass walk out of management team, chair and players in the week. The fact they raised a side at all gives them great credit, but they were outclassed for 90 mins and really Stamford could have trebled their score. The first goal did not arrive until 38 minutes, when a home forward was tripped but from the ground managed to force the ball home via the post. That came after the hosts had driven an earlier penalty wide, and missed a host of chances, without really testing the keeper who it transpired was an outfield player who donned the gloves as the recognised keeper arrived late. Just on half time it was 2 with a low corner flicked in at the near post.
The second half started with The now arrived recognised keeper coming on as sub and he made a superb save about ten minutes in when a home forward went on a run and shot low, however the rebound was driven into an empty net. The scoring was completed about twenty minutes from time when the home left winger got to the line and pulled the ball back for a colleague to drive home first time. After that the hosts continued to dominate but Market Drayton did have a couple of long range efforts which failed to trouble the home keeper.
In the end a very easy win, but credit to those at Market Drayton for getting a team together and making the long journey, especially as it was made in a fifteen seater mini bus. Also credit to the referee who officiated sensibly and was happy to talk to players.
Borderville Stadium must be familiar to most on here, and although it is lacking in character I really liked it and enjoyed the entertainment on the PA. I visited the site of the old ground in Wothorpe Road Which is now being built on and it appears no trace remains.
Good day out, and an enjoyable tick.


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codofthenorth
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Dec 16, 2017, 8:13 PM

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Lancaster City 1-3 Stockport County...FA Trophy First Round...Adm: £8...Programme £2
Was looking at doing Greenalls Padgate but with that being off, a simple 25 mile run up to Lancaster looked the easy option. The heavy rain cleared as we made our way to Lancaster and we took the back road in to the City, to avoid the Crimbo shoppers. No problems with the parking, still surprised at how many still pay for the parking at the Giant Axe...despite the warning signs, the car park attendants don't come down here after 11am on matchdays or 1700 for evening games.
The pitch was fine,though the open terrace at the car park end, had ice on the steps and warning announcements were made to remind supporters.
Stockport opened the scoring on 27 minutes with a strong header into the roof of the net, they added a second on 39 minutes when a bobble caused the keeper to fluff his clearance and the ball was hammered in from an acute angle, low into the net. Stockport were in control and led 0-2 at half time.
The Dolly Blues pulled one back from the spot on 53 minutes when a Stockport defender was guilty of having his arm around a Lancaster player and spun him as the ball came in. No 17 and sub Ryan Winder converted past Ben Hinchiffe in the County goal. Both sides made the second half an entertaining 45 minutes with chances at both ends, the final goal coming on 90+1 minutes through Bohan Dixon, on of two ex AFC Fylde players in the County ranks. What Lancaster seemed to lack was a bit of firepower up front to worry the County defence.There were a few Hoppers in the crowd, a couple from the East side of Scotland judging by their accents.
Always find Lancaster a fine Club, friendly and welcoming, today's crowd of over 500 will have helped finances and good luck to them.
Temperatures seemed to dip rapidly at half time as the sun cleared off and the clouds cleared. A good slow run back to Fleetwood as the temperature dropped to -1 by 5pm.



So Many Grounds....So little time!!

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Bantam Cymraeg
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Dec 16, 2017, 8:42 PM

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Location: Flintshire
Team(s): Bradford City

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Burscough Richmond 0-0 Slyne with Hest
West Lancashire League Premier Division
No admission charge
Att: 29 (h/c)

With games dropping like flies this morning I plumped for the first nearish new tick that tweeted that their game was on. The pitch was in very good nick, although the surrounds were a bit boggy. The ground is a fully-railed pitch in a public park, with a couple of portakabins for changing rooms. No hardstanding, and no other furniture for spectators, although there are two sturdy breeze block dugouts. I was just glad to get through a Saturday in December without resorting to a cage.

Despite the lack of goals this was a watchable game between two teams who like to play it around on the deck. Most players looked comfortable in possession, and there was hardly a bad foul to be seen. Just a shame that nobody had their shooting boots on today.


hotchkiss
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Dec 16, 2017, 8:48 PM

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Location: birmingham
Team(s): wolves,non league

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WALTON & HERSHAM (0) 0 CAMBERLEY TOWN (0) 0 Combined Counties Premier League.Admission £8 / £5.Programme £1-50.Attendance; 70 approx.Plenty of parking at the leisure centre.Great view from the large stand with a bar at the back . Camberley in their change colours of purple shirts missed a penalty with 10 minutes to play.Not a bad game for a 0-0 draw.An interested spectator was Gerry Francis still wearing his WBA coat.


colpic
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Dec 16, 2017, 8:56 PM

Posts: 3151
Location: North West Lincolnshire
Team(s): Scotter United (Scunthorpe League), AFC Telford(home town club),

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Barrow T 1 Blaby & Whetstone Ath 2
EMCL Adm £5 Prog Free Att 30

After a tepid first half with virtually no meaningful action and precious little ability on show from the assembled fat blokes and teenagers, the second period yielded three goals and numerous changes. Barrow took the lead early in the second half but managed to concede twice in the last fifteen minutes to finish up with nothing. I haven't seen much in this league of late and was surprised at the poor level of fitness and organisation of both teams and if B&W are a top six outfit there must be some real rubbish lower down the table.

I liked Riverside Park, despite the two ground grader stands on the far side. The fencing surrounding the pitch is in club colours of red and black which gives the place a real sense of identity, and there's a decent clubhouse and a canteen doing basic hot fodder. Good tick on a cold day and home by 6 30.



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Oldludensian
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Dec 16, 2017, 9:48 PM

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Location: North East Lincolnshire
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National North.

Boston United 3 Southport 2

Att 784. £13/10. Pie/Pastie £2. Teamsheet not purchased £1. Astonished.

I had been looking forward to Gresley today but this was called off early. Boston had sheeted their pitch to defeat the frost that had beaten them last Saturday, so I didnít wait for the local inspection at Grimsby Borough which surprisingly went ahead.

I have been coming down to York Street, which I still prefer to think of as Shodfriars Lane, for 50 odd years, two or three times a season. My support for the Pilgrims has however waned of late with the impending abandonment of this magnificent ground for the Wyberton wildernes to facilitate a monstrous housing scheme. Boston fans of course believe that their chairman, a prominent local housing developer, is thereby saving the club.

It was the smallest crowd I can ever remember here, and after a dreadful first quarter I tuned into Radio Humberside for the Notts County game. Southport looked a class above in possession but were unlucky to go behind with one of those penalties where the player goes down over the keepers outstretched fingers. Gilchrist finished off a nice move to equalise then Southport got a similar penalty to go ahead. David Morgan ran the show from deep central midfield where Boston were sadly lacking.

Its been the revolving door for the the team at Boston this year, but new manager Craig Elliott is showing he can get some stability. The wingers Hemmings and Rollins are a threat and Reece Thompson works hard up front. Southport fell away after missing a great chance to go 3 -1 up at the start of the second half, as the inevitable happened to a team lacking in belief. Two late goals cost them the game: Tshimanga a fine cross shot with his first touch, and McGowan scrambling in from a free kick.

Always love wandering around Boston on a market day, though the demise of Batemans mild is much lamented. Wetherspoons, high above the Witham where the medieval port once traded wool to Flanders, had Elgoods Plum Porter and the smokey winter ale from 8 Sail of Heckington, both of which I enjoyed more than the game.

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