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Wednesday 21st November 2018

 



Dave 56
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Nov 21, 2018, 4:22 PM

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Location: Staffs.
Team(s): Leatherhead

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BUCS. Midland 2B. KO 13:00. (F&N). Crowd 10


Staffordshire 1st 2 v 4 Oxford Brookes 1st


Bleak, very bleak, the university location in Leek Road today, grey skies, biting wind, remote location 200 yards from the changing rooms, no cover, plenty of mud, drizzle a threat of sleet, no football furniture and a temperature of 2 degrees, perfect, all that was missing was a 0-0.


Goalless for 35 minutes it looked like I might complete the set but then the visitors scored and the game sprang to life with the home side scoring twice in three minutes to lead at half time.
Early in the second period it all changed when a home player was sent off, not sure what for as I didn't see any incident. Almost immediately Brookes scored twice in quick succession to retake the lead. A 4th was added with 20 minutes to play, sealing the victory. Both sides had further chances but no one was able to add to the score.


Anyone thinking of visiting here would be well advised to travel by train as there is no parking in the many uni car parks unless you have a permit and the surrounding streets are residents permits only until 9pm. Stoke station is less than 10minutes walk.


Armchair Libero
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Nov 21, 2018, 10:04 PM

Posts: 137
Location: Worcester
Team(s): Wigan Athletic, Atherton Collieries

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caught the last 10 minutes of...

BUCS Midland Conference Cup (Women's)
University of Worcester 2nds 0 - 5 University of Nottingham 2nds
3G pitch on the Worcester campus

Women against girls here as Midlands 2A side thrashed Midlands 4A side Worcester. I work here and passed by what seemed like two slightly tired and hacked off set of players.


Dr Love
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Nov 21, 2018, 10:53 PM

Posts: 2965
Location: Berks.
Team(s): Halifax Town

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Andover New Street 2-0 Bemerton Heath Harlequins
Wessex Premier


Not a huge amount between the two teams, but New Street proved the more capable in front of goal. They took the lead midway through the first half, before hitting the bar moments later. The second arrived in injury time at the end of the game. Bemerton had more of the second half.


cherryhopper
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Nov 22, 2018, 12:03 AM

Posts: 4581
Location: The Premier League town of Bournemouth
Team(s): AFC Bournemouth, Verwood Town, Sunderland

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Dorset Premier League
Swanage Town & Herston 2-3 Corfe Castle
Attendance 122 h/c
Admisssion £3 - No programme

Famous victory for the visitors in what I believe was the first ever competitive match between these two near neighbours. Corfe were 2-0 up after only 10 minutes, both goals were similar with low shots from the right edge of the penalty area going under the keeper's body. The hosts pulled a goal back after 30 minutes and levelled on the hour through a penalty and it looked like the momentum had swung in their favour but soon after the visitors regained the lead with another goal the home keeper could have done better with. Watched in the company of Sussexhopper and Mad Mick. Changes since my last visit to Days Park 3 years ago are that the open terrace behind the large clubhouse building is now completely a no go area with a wire fence preventing access and the toilets in the old changing room block adjoining the main stand are now closed, you have to use the one in the main building.


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Hornchurchspur
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Nov 22, 2018, 1:00 AM

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Southern Counties East League Premier
Hollands & Blair 0 Tunbridge Wells 2
Admission £3 (concession, inc free programme) Attendance c85 (h/c)

A contest that was high on effort but low in quality with all players struggling to control the ball on a very uneven surface. This was probably to be expected with both teams coming into the match at the wrong end of the table with Hollands & Blair having won at the weekend after ten successive defeats and Tunbridge Wells having only a marginally better record. H&B's struggles were perhaps reflected in the fact that Nourse was the fifth player to pull on the goalkeeper's jersey this season and he may not be the last based on tonight's performance. Tunbridge Wells first goal came from a well struck shot from Bryce-Borthwick which he got both hands to but couldn't keep out of the net and the second immediately afterwards was headed home by Spackman from virtually underneath the crossbar with Nourse nowhere to be seen. To be fair he did make a decent save just after half time to keep the deficit down to two but his colleagues could make no impression whatsover at the other end. I don't think Hampson in the Tunbridge Wells goal had a single save to make in the whole game. On a cold night spectators' patience was also tested by a referee who, although in my view getting almost every decision correct, insisted on calling players to him for a lecture after all but the most innocuous of fouls. I suspect the presence of an assessor in the stand may have had an influence.

Star Meadow is a fairly standard Step 5 ground with a small seating area on one side alongside the dressing rooms and with some covered standing opposite. It's a brisk but not very attractive twenty minute walk from Gillingham station. The free programme had plenty of content including Sammy's Away Days – an account of a trip to watch H&B at K Sports. To quote “Off we go home. I told the lads a friend of mine is suffering from Paranormal Delusions, he thinks he's a chocolate orange. I worry he is going to be sectioned.”


timmy tabby
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Nov 22, 2018, 7:55 AM

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...And another in the realms of SCEFL, though two teams much higher in the table....

Cray Valley PM 2 V 2 Beckenham Town - SCEFL Premier Diviison
Prog 24 pages w/a - Admission £8.00 - Att 73

....Maybe it was the chill of the first serious frost of the winter or maybe it was the cloying nature of the pitch which did not appear to have been tended to after Greenwich's London Senior Cup tie the previous evening, but I found this contest difficult to enjoy. Regrettably not one of the famed SCEFl classics that have been seen on several occasions this season.

What also did not help was two teams playing a very similar style and the fact that Cray Valley were unable to put into operation their quick passing movements, In addition, Cray Valley's formation was jolted out of kilter by the early enforced substitution of Gayle and also the fact that a clearly tired Kevin Lisbie was but a passenger for most of the second half.

Hardly surprising that Beckenham are one of those around Cray Valley at the top of the table, strong defensively, quick to close down and they took two of the few chances that they created. Though they were indebted to their keeper McEntegart (whose presence always brings back memories of the late and missed Reed of Sidcup, who in true Reed fashion had a play of Mr Mc's surname that of course has wedged in the memory) for a couple of early saves but he was fortunate as a shot from Edgar squirmed loose from his grasp but there was an attendant defender to clear.

All looked as if it was going to plan when Cray Valley took the lead with the only occasion over the duration of the contest when a quick passing movement brought dividends as Edgar took a quick free kick one simple touch back from Gayle and Edgar drove the ball past a clearly taken by surprise McEntegart. Problem was that after taking the lead, Cray Valley were unable to capitalise and created little against a formidable defence. The visitors gradually asserted themselves in midfield in which the presence of Shameek Farrell was noticeable, though there was more than a hint of very good fortune about their leveller which was literally one of the last kicks of the first half as Bennett struck an effort which was looking like a comfortable gather for Walker before taking a massive deflection, thus completely wrong footing the Cray Valley keeper.

Either side of half time was Beckenham's best period and they took the lead within two minutes of the second half when a cross from the left found the home defence in uncharacteristic statuesque mode and Dean swept in from 6 yards. A sense of parity was quickly restored with Edgar's cross being perfect for a 'bullet like' diving header from Hickey which went through McEntegart's hands. There was an awful lot of SCEFL bluster in the final half hour few chances for either team, though Lisbie turning into space saw a shot across the face of the goal skim the far post nearly scored what would have been a scarcely deserved winner. Little doubt that the shared points outcome was correct and also little doubt that there will be plenty more SCEFL interludes over the next few months but hopefully on occasions when the chill does not penetrate so much.

The fact that the bus back in the direction of Lewisham did not have any heating was noticeable, though the DLR heat source was in full working order to alleviate. Indoors at 23.25....


Digdagdog
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Nov 22, 2018, 9:11 AM

Posts: 1376
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
Team(s): Melksham Town, Bath Rugby, Wigan Warriors and Lancashire CCC

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Bostik Isthmian Premier
Fetcham Grove
Leatherhead 3 Burgess Hill Town 0
Admission: £10 Paper available Attendance: 287

New tick and I bit the bullet despite this being well beyond my usual stamping ground (inside the M25 and within the TFL card area). 45 minute train from Waterloo made this manageable and I'm glad I bothered. Ground described on here many times; good cuppa(s) available on what was an increasingly cold night.
Not an awful lot to warm the cockles on the pitch. Both went at it from the off, Hill being the more direct of the two; at least the Tanners used width often (but not to much avail). However they opened the scoring with a low angled drive on 17 and deservedly so. Hill were technically limited and showed no nous toward goal; the nearest they got was a miscued clearance that bounced onto the bar and away. The Tanners only lacked the killer final cross; too many times an extra step-over and an insistence on getting to the by-line usually resulted in a tackle and a clearance. HT 1-0.
Second half was much of the same with an increasingly frustrated home crowd voicing its concern. Game changed on 77 with a straight red for an awful tackle from a Hill player; deserved too. Finally, on 80, a wing attack resulted in a floated cross which was powerfully headed in. Why not do it earlier. Floodgates truly open on 84 when Tanners danced through a static defence looking for a non-existent offside; ball slotted into the net.
All-in-all, not a flattering result but it all seemed to turn on that card and they should have put Hill to the sword much earlier. Long journey back as first train wasn't until 2011, so back in Stratford for 2340.



2018-19 Games: 166 Goals: 611 GPG: 3.68 New Grounds: 96
2019-20 Games: 10 Goals: 39 GPG: 3.90 New Grounds: 9


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Henfield Bee
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Nov 22, 2018, 9:58 AM

Posts: 599
Location: Henfield
Team(s): Brentford

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Borrowash Victoria (0) 1 Rainworth Miners Welfare (0) 2 - EML League Cup - att 53 h/c admission £5 prog £1.00
These two strugglers were evenly matched but Welfare came from behind to win it in the 87th minute to avoid a pen shoot out.
Controversy was caused in 2nd half by ref firstly waving back on a Rainworth player who had gone off to change a shinpad just as the ball was sprayed out in his direction enabling him to to run on to it and nearly score. Then 5 mins later a Vics player went off to change his boot and this time the ref kept him off for ages until the ball went out of play during which time Welfare again had nearly scored.

Ground dates form 1984 but felt much older as temp hovered around 2 degrees . It's a big ground with main stand set back from the pitch and a 2nd seated stand behind near goal.

New Grounds this season 32: Total Grounds visited 1595



nb: i will only post re new grounds when BurgessHill Bee doesn't..(since he's far better informed than I)

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paulh66
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Nov 22, 2018, 12:36 PM

Posts: 18861
Location: Surrey
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, South Liverpool (the South will rise again), Cammell Laird

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Liverpool Senior Cup 1
Lower Breck 2-0 Skelmersdale
Att 261
Adm £3 (surely the cheapest in the country at step 6?)
Prog £1.50 (very good production and interesting content)

Anyone whose interest extends little further than the aesthetics of a football ground would've struggled here - an Astro in a cage with a little Arena stand in the corner, and the two sides of spectator access exposed to a very chilly wind tonight. But Lower Breck, in their maiden season at step 6, are visibly a club on the up and, after the game, Skem were particularly glowing in their praise of the club, on and off the pitch.

Step 6 v step 4, this was the home side's debut in this 136 year old competition and a superb attendance saw them through. Mind you, Skem were looking sharper and should have had a couple before Breck scored from a superb breakaway on 35. Second half was quite even until the killer second on 66 and from then on a Skem comeback looked unlikely, indeed you'd have backed Breck to get a third. Great night for the club who'll be looking for a plum tie in the second round, where Everton and Tranmere also enter the competition.

Loads of parking at the Anfield Sports and Community Centre, which does what it ways on the tin. Pay your admission and buy your programme (or club merchandise) from the main reception but keep hold of your entry ticket as you'll have to show it when you reach pitchside via the very decent cafe, which was doing a brisk trade in hot drinks tonight.

The roof of the main stand at Anfield, barely a mile away, is visible from the far corner of the ground. Its proximity is such that, with Liverpool currently scheduled to be at home on the same day that Breck host a hop game next March, and the EPL televised schedule yet to be announced that far ahead, GHUK have emphasised that the 4.30 Saturday KO for the hop game is provisional and somewhat dependent on the KO time at Anfield.


APL
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Nov 22, 2018, 12:55 PM

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Liverpool Senior Cup 1
Lower Breck 2-0 Skelmersdale
Att 261
Adm £3 (surely the cheapest in the country at step 6?)
Prog £1.50 (very good production and interesting content)




The roof of the main stand at Anfield, barely a mile away, is visible from the far corner of the ground. Its proximity is such that, with Liverpool currently scheduled to be at home on the same day that Breck host a hop game next March, and the EPL televised schedule yet to be announced that far ahead, GHUK have emphasised that the 4.30 Saturday KO for the hop game is provisional and somewhat dependent on the KO time at Anfield.


Agree the programme was good, apart from the wrong date printed on the front, as well as on the match ticket.

As for a clash of fixture......do you really think Liverpool will be allowed to play a home match when the Groundhop UK fanfare is in town ? Tongue



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Bantam Cymraeg
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Nov 22, 2018, 7:54 PM

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Location: Flintshire
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Liverpool Senior Cup 1
Lower Breck 2-0 Skelmersdale United
Att 261
Adm £3


Also at this, thus recompleting the NWCL. Very rare for me to get a new tick after a full day at work. Thoroughly entertaining game in front of an impressive crowd gathered around 2 sides of the cage. Lower Breck look very well organised both on and off the pitch, and deserved their win against a Skem side who are going through troubled times.


royals26
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Nov 25, 2018, 11:48 PM

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Evostik Southern Premier South

Cherrywood Rd (current branding EasyasHGV Stadium)

Farnborough 2-1 Gosport Borough

Adm: £12 + £2 prog

Att: 203

Directions/Facilities: regular here no noticeable changes
Parked fairly close to the ground on Wren Way

Match : Boro scored fairly early on. The visitors levelled shortly after being reduced to 10 men; the no 8 collecting a 2nd Yellow.

Gosport threw on former Royals midfielder James Harper, to shore up the game and hang on to a share of the spoils. He did his trademark scuttling around a lot and pointing but sadly was powerless to prevent the hosts newly arrived from Wingate & Finchley, 'big lad up top' from powering in a far post header on the 89' mark.

 
 


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