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John Treleven
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U21 Muratti

Jersey 3 (38, 85, 90+2)
Guernsey 4 (34, 59og, 82, 87)

att 405

4 pp colour programme (100 copies) & VIP/media teamsheets

Record 5th successive win for Guernsey

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Apr 13, 2019, 5:40 PM

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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.



Home. G Edwards (46)

Away. L Jutkiewicz (7)

Admission by season ticket. Programme £3. Attendance 17,248. Away Fans 1,582.

We are going on a League 1 tour.

GAMES THIS SEASON 2019/20. (11)
GAMES SINCE LAST 0-0. Three Bridges v Ramsgate. 12/10/19. (0) BEST RUN OF NOT SEEING A 0-0. (61)
LEAGUES COMPLETED. Championship. Isthmian League North. ECL Premier Division. SCEFL Premier Division.
FOOTBALL SEEN IN:Bulgaria,Czech Republic,England,France,Greece,Guensey,Holland,Scotland,Switzerland,Turkey & Wales.

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Gloucs County
Stonehouse Town 0-1 Hardwicke
Att 51
Adm £2, incs free prog and car parking!

Train took the strain today, and it really filled up in Swindon and through the Cotswolds with rugby fans heading to the Gloucester v Bath game. Much more sedate at my game, although it was something of a local derby with Hardwicke heading in the opposite direction to the peanut-huggers.

With little to interest me in Stonehouse itself, liquid lunch was taken in nearby Stroud - a starter in the Lord John ('spoons) and, a few minutes away, the main course in the excellent GBG-listed Alehouse. Handy for the 61 bus, which takes half an hour and drops you off a couple of minutes' walk before the ground (but not right outside, as googlemaps wrongly indicates). The alternative is a five minute ride on the hourly train then a 15-20 minute walk from Stonehouse station to the ground.

And it's a 'proper ground' with two big covered terraces, one of which has 20 seats in it and the club's name picked out across the awning, a clubhouse with the live EPL game on the big screen, and a snack bar doing a good trade in bacon, sausages and chips. All situated in a very peasant setting as this photo, tweeted by the club this morning, nicely illustrates:

The elevated Lane End terrace, where this photo was taken, is currently being upgraded with steps leading into it, a railing at the front of it, and new concrete under foot inside it. With floodlights and a few more seats, this ground would knock spots off many at step 6 and a fair few higher up too. I liked it a lot.

On the (impressive) pitch, despite the result, Stonehouse are still assured of a third place finish whereas Hardwicke may yet finish top half. The game was even and reasonably watchable, played in a good spirit but largely lacking in quality. Stonehouse fluffed their couple of good chances, Hardwicke took one of theirs just after the hour, and they enjoyed their victory once the whistle went.

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Apr 13, 2019, 6:31 PM

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Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg

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National League

Eastleigh 1 Gateshead 0

admission £15/£12 programme £1 attendance est 1698
7th v 10th
Massive win for Eastleigh that, together with other scores, means that two wins out of three games left will definitely clinch a playoff place, which would be a great achievement. This game was not typical of games here this season, in that it was a very tight midfield battle decided by a set-piece (all right, that last bit is typical). The visitors had more possession but had virtually nothing up front.
The home team probably shaded a close first half - a good early move saw a great cross from Green just missed by McCallum at the far post. The winning goal came after 16 mins - a corner came to Johnson and his header was precisely placed over a defender into the top corner. The visitors came close when Spitfire's Hare deflected a cross just past his own post, and from the corner Olley shot over. They came even closer when an excellent free-kick by Barrow beat the keeper but came off the post and away. Barrow had a 30-yarder saved near to half-time, and Forbes had another long shot over; the visitors tried several times from distance when they failed to create anything for their forwards. HT 1-0.
After the break the Heed had far more possession, but once again were unable to threaten the Eastleigh goal very often. An Olley free-kick was deflected just wide, from the corner M.Williamson also was off-target. A good break by the home side saw B.Williamson cut inside from the right and he was barged over by a defender for what looked like a penalty, but the (poor) ref didn't give it. He tried to make up for it with some soft free-kicks to the Spitfires after that... Eastleigh had a couple of half-chances from far-post headers by McCallum and Boyce, both wide under pressure. The visitors pushed for an equaliser but only had a shot from Thompson, over, and a shot from Barrow on the left that demanded a decent save by Southwood. But that was it - not a pretty watch, but a vital three points for home side, that also marks the end of the visitors' play-off chances - but considering the situation at Gateshead, with the ownership debacle and inability to strengthen the squad, they've done really well. Hopefully things will improve for them off the field next season.

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Apr 13, 2019, 6:49 PM

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also at Ipswich - Birmingham

Relegated - will we bounce straight back?

Last New ground; Walton Casuals, Games in 2019/20 Season; 37, New Grounds this Season; 15, Next scheduled game: tbc

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Apr 13, 2019, 6:51 PM

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MFL 1.
Leicester Road 1 NKF Burbage 2.
In £6
Prog £2
Att 119
Carling £3.50
A proper LE 10 derby with just over a mile separating this pair but what they served up was very poor indeed. Knitters went a goal up in 10 then missed a hat full with the usual ending.

If anyone had told me ten years ago that I would be watching a club from Burbage on league duty at this stadium facing the main club I would have had the white coat brigade after them.!!!

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South Midlands Premier
Attendance 40 Usual expenses

As I proffered my readies, I was advised that there would be no parking on account of Luton's Under 18s playing Exeter City. Normally such games are played on the 3G in the morning, but given the distance Exeter had to travel, kick off was put back to 1.30 and it would be played on one of the outside pitches. Spaces therefore had to be made available for the Exeter City coach which in all likelihood would block everyone in, depending on how long the players hung around for and what time they were ready to leave. As it turned out the coach (if it turned up) found somewhere else to go, so such precautions proved unnecessary. Thankfully there were a few spaces on the dead end road outside.

Proceedings got under way at 2.57 and for the Pancakes, this season surely can't end quickly enough as they were completely outplayed throughout and offered little, if any, resistance. They only have three games left - away to Potton which is probably their best chance of getting something then at home to Hadley who are still riding high in the table before finishing at la ferme du cloche where I've no doubt our resident brats will make things as uncomfortable for them as they can.

2019/20 stats

37 goals in 8 games
£87.35 spent

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Cefn Albion 4 Pontardawe Town 0

Park Avenue: FAW Trophy Final

This was my first visit to Park Avenue for approximately four months, when I watched the home club entertain Cefn Druids in a Welsh Premier League prior to Christmas, which the visitors recorded an important victory in to help them in their fight against relegation from the top-flight. Attending the final of this competition has become something of a tradition during the past decade as I had only missed one match since 2009. On that occasion, Glan Conwy thumped Gwent County League club Clydach Wasps 5-0, incidentally at the same venue as this afternoon. There had been no changes to the ground during the intervening period but there was a ban on any alcohol being taken into the ground or served during the course of this final. This decision was taken in light of the alleged incidents that occurred during the first of the FAW Trophy semi-finals at Latham Park last month. These two clubs were both making their inaugural appearance in the final of this competition and would mean a new name would be added to the prestigious trophy. Cefn Albion came into the final in the lower-half of the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division table and a much-changed team suffered a 7-1 home defeat at the hands of promotion contenders Brymbo on Tuesday evening. The Rock-based outfit had overcome Johnstown, Saltney Town, FC Nomads of Connah’s Quay, Bow Street, Corwen and STM Sports en-route to this afternoon’s final. Their opponents Pontardawe Town found themselves mid-table in the Welsh league Second Division after having enjoyed a narrow 1-0 home victory over Aberbargoed buds last weekend. The Carmarthshire club had enjoyed victories over Morriston Town, Aberbargoed Buds, Abertillery Bluebirds, Swansea University, Plas Madoc to earn the right to meet their north Walian opponents this afternoon.

Cefn Albion opened the scoring in this afternoon's final when a fifth minute corner was headed back across goal and forced over the goal line from close range by Nathan Williams. The Welsh National League outfit came close to doubling their advantage two minutes later after breaking quickly from their own half but seeing the ensuing shot sliced wide of the Pontardawe Town goal. But the second Albion goal was not in coming when a low shot came back off an upright and the rebound was tucked away into an unguarded net by Conor Kendrick. The Carmarthenshire outfit appeared to be shocked by their opponent's opening salvo but should have halved the deficit in the 23rd minute when an inviting cross came in from the right side of the Cefn Albion penalty area but was fired over the target from close range. The Wrexham area club appeared to have one hand firmly placed on the silverware when Kian Morris' 25 yard effort took a wicked deflection and beat the wrong-footed Pontaradwe Town custodian to make it 3-0. Albion nearly netted a fourth goal before the interval when a 42nd minute corner on the right narrowly flew past the far post of the Pontardawe Town goal. The Welsh League outfit nearly pulled a goal back just a minute later when the Cefn Albion goalkeeper saved a header from an inviting cross on the left after a quick break by Pontardawe Town. The second-half was somewhat less eventful as the final was virtually over as a contest. the Carmarthenshire club saw a rising 25 yard turned over the crossbar after 65th minute corner had only been partially cleared by the opposition defence. Pontardawe Town came very close too pulling a goal back eight minutes later when a header was smartly saved from a cross on the right and the follow-up was blocked by a defender. The Welsh League outfit's custodian made an important save in the 81st minute, following a swift counter-attack by the Wrexham area club, but he was powerless to prevent being lobbed by Jamie Foulkes from inside his won half when the Albion player spotted the goalkeeper out of his penalty area.

2018/19 Statistics
Goals: 757
Matches: 168
New Grounds: 16

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Montgomeryshire Division 1. KO 14:30. (F&N). Crowd 18.

Bishops Castle Town FC 4 v 3 Llanfyllin Town FC

The ground on the outskirts of town is railed on one side with dugouts, advertising boards and a small perspex stand on a concrete base. The near end and far side are roped off. The players change in the community college across the road and there is a car park opposite the pitch entrance.

Castle started the day in 3rd place, with the visitors 2nd bottom. Llanfyllin scored first after around 18 minutes, a lead they held for 10 minutes before the constant pressure paid off for the home side. No further first half goals.

When the home side took the lead 5 minutes into the second period, it looked as though they would go on to win comfortably but the visitors scored twice to lead 3-2 before losing their huge goalkeeper to an injury, (he was probably around 18 stone!). Bishops scored with two more well taken efforts to bag the 3 points, quite fortunate given the way they played today.

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Apr 13, 2019, 7:01 PM

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Vulcan 1 Broadheath Central 2
Cheshire League Division 1

A feisty game where the visitors came from behind to win with two penalties, one in either half. Vulcan had two players sent off, where their set of barrack room lawyers probably upset the patience of a less than tolerant referee.
Brand new changing block and refreshment facilities are pristine, with room enough for extra furniture facilities as and when.
Today Vulcan will have to be content to grumble.

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Apr 13, 2019, 7:46 PM

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Like quite a few others I managed a White Hart Lane double today. Proceedings began at.....

Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 4 Huddersfield Town 0
Admission £78 (season ticket) Attendance 58,308

where Spurs eased to a comfortable win over already relegated Huddersfield. A well taken opener from Wanyama was followed by a hat trick of smart finishes from Lucas Moura and it was only the post and crossbar that prevented an even bigger defeat for the Yorkshiremen. With nothing to play for it was a surprise that Huddersfield kept ten men behind the ball for most of the match, especially as they created a few alarms when they finally did venture forward in the final fifteen minutes.

From there it was a brisk 25 minute walk along WHL to Coles Park to watch.....

Bostik League Premier
Haringey Borough 2 Kingstonian 0
Admission £5 (concession) Attendance 511

In most unusual fashion for the Isthmian we started at 2.58 and any that were slightly delayed arriving would have missed Haringey's first attack which resulted in a curling shot from the edge of the area into the corner of the net by Della Verde. Kingstonian probably shaded the rest of the half and had a couple of near misses although generally the Haringey defence held firm. The second half started in similar fashion as a quickly taken free kick put Della Verde clear and he slotted the ball neatly beyond the keeper to make it 2-0. Kingstonian continued to huff and puff for the rest of the game but their lack of a cutting edge meant that the Haringey keeper was never really troubled and the hosts played out time in comfort. This victory means that one more win will guarantee Haringey a home tie in the play off semi finals as third and fourth place Tonbridge and Carshalton meet on Easter Monday.

My last visit to Coles Park was a few years ago when Haringey were in the Essex Senior League. Although the buildings don't seem to have changed much everything has been nicely spruced up and the (I think) new artificial pitch certainly allowed both teams to pass the ball about with ease today. One new and rather curious addition is a refreshment van behind the away dugout which serves the usual range of burgers and hot drinks, more or less replicating the fare offered by the refreshment kiosk in the clubhouse that is no more than 20 yards away. I'm sure there must be some logic behind this but the pitchside facility seemed to do very little trade despite a fairly decent crowd.

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Caergybi 5-1 Arriva Bangor
Anglesey League
No admission charge
Att: 32 (h/c)

Exciting finish at the top of the Anglesey League - before today there were 3 teams still in with a chance of the title. This game was between 2 of them - 2nd v 3rd at start of play, and both needing a win to maintain their title challenges, which had both been partially derailed by midweek defeats.

Caergybi set off like a train, scoring in the 1st minute and being 3-0 up by 18. Arriva were playing their full part in a hard-fought and entertaining game, but those early goals more or less put the result to bed. Arriva pulled one back just before the break to give them hope in the 2nd half, but Caergybi scored again on the hour and with the last kick of the game to gain a rather flattering win.

This win puts Caergybi top, but it was their last game of the season. Arriva are third, 4 points behind but with only one game left. That game is against 2nd placed Bryngwran Bulls, who also have an away game at Cefni beforehand. Bulls are favourites for the title, but Caergybi's superior goal difference means that they need 3 points from their last 2 games. It could be all over after the game at Cefni on Tuesday, meaning that the last game of the season (Arriva v Bryngwran) would be a dead rubber.

I had a brief chat with one of the Arriva players, who explained their ground situation. Their proper home ground is Treborth, but they don't get first use of it - Wales U16s do, apparently. They thus play most games at Beach Road, but have also used Bangor City 3G in poor weather. Bryngwran can't go up due to ground grading, and he said that both today's teams are likely to go up to the Gwynedd League for next season.

Caergybi play at Mill Bank in Holyhead. I was here a couple of years ago to see Holyhead Town play on the "top" pitch. That pitch has been railed off since then as the club has had 2 promotions in succession. Caergybi play on the "bottom" pitch, which is nearer the changing rooms but has no furniture and has the tattiest set of goalposts I've seen for a long time. Elevated views can be had by standing near the "top" pitch, looking out towards South Stack. Better than looking at Holyhead, anyway. There is also a new 2nd car park behind one of the Caergybi goals, which was needed as the original one gets filled up early. I also don't remember the floodlit 5-a-side court next to the changing rooms. Mill Bank is turning into a community sporting area, and was in full use today. Not my worst trip to Holyhead.

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Apr 13, 2019, 7:59 PM

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CMFL South

Hilton Harriers 0 (0) - Hucknall Town (1) 2

att c100ish, £3 in, including prog, coffee 80p

Goal in each half settled this, and leaves Town needing a point for the title (unless Matlock res fail to win on Thursday).

Hucknall could and probably should have scored more, but then Hilton had chances of their own.

Hilton player fell badly and his knee cap dislocated, and then popped back in, hope he gets will soon, happened early second
half so did not finish until 1655. We were already on IMT, kicking off at 1503 and not starting the second half till 1605.

Really would not like to do this ground on a wet tuesday night in any month, no cover and totally exposed to any elements, which
luckily today was just a cold breeze

Nice to meet some old friends again (Do not have young ones :) )

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St Albans 3-2 Wattstown
South Wales Alliance Div 2
Attendance: 16

I thought I'd clean-up the SWAL by going to a ground that wasn't covered on the hop. If you haven't been, you're not missing much as it's basically the worst kind of SWAL venue - a large playing field in Cardiff with unpainted pitch railings and scaffold-style dugouts that come alive on match-day with a tarpaulin cover. Plenty of parking, and the changing rooms and a (rugby) bar are 100 yards behind the near goal.

The game itself was very good though, and competitive as always in south wales, a real ding-dong battle that could have gone either way. An enjoyable day was book-ended with another visit to Tiny Rebel Brewery at Rogerstone and another visit to Joe's Ice Cream Parlour on Wellfield Road in Cardiff.

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Apr 13, 2019, 8:16 PM

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Southern League Division 1 Central
Dunstable Town 1 Yaxley 2

Admission: Free (away club guest), Programme: Free (4-pager to supplement online programme)
Attendance: 107 (official)

The first half of this game was as poor a half of football as I've seen this season, with both teams trying and failing to really assert themselves on proceedings. The game flowed well enough, but there were misplaced passes from both sides and very little goalmouth action from either side. Of what there was, Dunstable looked the more threatening, while we were limited to a few efforts, several of which were on the counter. At any rate, there was little action of note in the first half and it was unsurprisingly 0-0 at half-time.

The second half got off to a slow start, but gradually the game came to life as both teams started to push further and further forward. This saw both teams create a few clear-cut chances, but even then it took until the 62nd minute for the deadlock to be broken, with what has to be one of the most absurd and farcical goals I have ever seen. After a throw-in, we failed to keep the ball and Dunstable played it over the top to Saul Williams. With only one defender covering, Aaron Butcher came out of his goal to block the initial effort and attempt to clear, but without success. Dunstable continued to push up to try and capitalise on the goal being empty, but a couple more blocks - including one on the line from Liam Hook - kept the ball out. However, we still failed to clear the ball and Williams was eventually able to poke it past Hook at the post.

Earlier in the season, our heads would have dropped after this, but confidence is high at the moment and we were quick to react, deservedly equalising in the 70th minute: a clever through ball set Hook loose in the box to shoot, Dunstable keeper Connor Coulson blocking the initial effort but unable to stop Hook from tapping in the rebound. A few minutes later, Tom Waumsley somehow managed to miss from two yards out: a free kick into the box eluded the Dunstable defence and reached Waumsley, who simply had to tap in but instead poked over the bar somehow.

Dunstable almost took the lead again not long after that, a low free kick into the box forcing a fine save out of Butcher. For the next ten or so minutes, the game was delicately balanced as both teams sought a winner, but in the 85th minute the in-form Charley Sanders finished the job: an excellent cross-field ball from John-Paul Duncliffe reached the edge of the box and was flicked on by Fraser Sturgess, setting Sanders through one-on-one to shoot low and score. This seemed to take the fight out of the Dunstable players and allowed us to calmly see out the final five minutes to secure the win.

Overall, other than conceding that calamitous goal on the hour mark, this was a perfect away performance: we weathered the storm in the first half and then took our chances when they came. It wasn't at all expected after the first half, but a fourth-consecutive win was well-deserved (and sees us climb all the way up to 11th in the table).

MOTM: Frazer Garner (a composed performance from the youngster in both attack and defence, keeping Dunstable back time and time again while also causing problems at the other end)

Not much to say about the ground, as it's a fairly characterless new build consisting solely of Arena stands. It does the job, but isn't at all exciting.

Thankfully, no repeats of the scenes from the reverse fixture today, which is something I was very concerned about before the game.

2019/20 stats (including Pre-Season):

New Grounds: 11 (Most Recent: Aldershot Town)
Games: 20
Goals: 65
Goals Per Game (to 2 dp): 3.25
0-0s: 1

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Apr 13, 2019, 8:23 PM

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Linnets were rarely troubled by a Colwyn Bay side that are transferring to the Welsh League next year.

In a scrappy match Linnets took the lead on the stroke of half time with a Corrigan goal direct from a corner.

3 further goals were added during the second half in a routine win.

Victory was important as all the chasing teams that were playing today, Colne,Mossley and Leek, all won.

3 games left as the pace hots up in Evostik West with a huge game on Tuesday with Colne playing Radcliffe,

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Apr 13, 2019, 8:39 PM

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Sydenham Wessex Premier
PMC Stadium
Baffins Milton Rovers 0 Hamble Club 0
Admission: £6 inc programme Attendance: 66

A new tick and a fine if functional ground; obviously a lot of work gone on here for which the club and its members should be proud of.
The game was poor, both teams huffing and puffing their way through it on seeming autopilot; no invention or creativity with endless channel balls and no end product. A few desultory chances for either side but predominantly a snore-fest. Ho-hum.
My run without a 0-0 came to an end after 18 games and for the 3rd time in the last 4 0-0's a penalty was missed (by Hamble's normally reliable Lynch in 84th minute) causing said pair of spectacles. This is becoming habit-forming. Only saving grace was a good journey home. Only a trip to the IOW to complete the Premier needed now.

2018-19 Games: 166 Goals: 611 GPG: 3.68 New Grounds: 96
2019-20 Games: 63 Goals: 251 GPG: 3.98 New Grounds: 37

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CHEADLE HEATH NOMADS (1) 2 ALSAGER TOWN (0) 0 North West Counties DIv 1.Admission £6 / £3.Programmes £1-50.Att; 40 approx. There is a small 50 seater stand and on the same side a small covered standing area.Opposite where the dressing rooms are situated there is a overhang with a few seats.Hard standing around the pitch except a small area on one side.The home side should have won by more than 2 goals missing several good chances.Alsager are managed by ex Tottenham and Wolves player Andy Turner now a school teacher in Stafford.John the blind ground hopper from Lowerstoft was also in attendance.The home club Secretary picked him up from Stockport station and also provided someone to give him commentary.

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Northern Counties East League Division One (Step 6)
Swallownest 1-1 Hallam
Attendance: 162 (seemed a few more there)
Programme: sold out

A 10 minute bus trip from home took me to my first game at Swallownest since they joined the NCEL a few years ago. The visitors were Hallam, who are in a three horse race alongside Grimsby Borough and Campion to win the title and promotion to Step 5.

I was really impressed by the ground developments at Swallownest, with the turnstile and tea hut building fully in operation and very busy. Last time I was here they were installing their first bit of cover - they have since added two more stands and hard standing around three sides of the ground. The 'main' stand is just to one side of the halfway line, and is built on terracing from the 1950s with around 30 old seats. The other stand is behind the goal next to the entrance, and is a purpose built structure similar to the one at Dinnington Town. No frills, but more than enough for what they need. There is also a grass area with two 5-a-side goals which kept the kids occupied all afternoon, and I hear a new 4G 5-a-side pitch is to be installed on the patch of land behind the goal where spectators aren't allowed.

The only downside was the pitch, which was in horrendous condition and spoilt what should have been a good game - it has clearly been played on by a lot of teams this season and compacted to within an inch of its life - it was bone dry today and was in effect a bobbly dust bowl. Hopefully they can get it sorted in the summer.

The deceptively strong wind turned the game itself into a game of two halves - Swallownest took a lead into half-time but Hallam hit back soon after the re-start and looked set to kick on and take all three points - instead the home side stepped up another gear and ground out a solid point.

Very impressed by the large crowd, though over half were supporting Hallam.

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Bournemouth 0 v 0 Horndean
Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division
Adm £6, Prog £1, Att c65

The pitch was so poor that a simple pass was in danger of rearing up and breaking your nose. It was a valid excuse for the players.

The endearing stand contains approximately 200 bleacher seats but the best place to be on a cold, blowy day is the greenhouse-shaped bar. It has beers, tea, Sky telly and floor to ceiling pitchside views of the 'live' game. Victoria Park has little other of interest. Access is via the dead-end at Namu Road, as the Victoria Road entrance remains closed to both cars and pedestrians.


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National 3, Group J (Normandy)
Alencon 61 0-0 Evreux 27
Admission €5, Programme Free, Attendance 310 (hc)

This is the closest ground at this level to my Normandy base, even if I have to pass through Pays de la Loire to get there.

The ground is on the edge of the town, in a nondespcript area, which suits the nondescript nature of the venue. There is no running track, but a grassed oval, which may have had a least a grassed track at some stage in the past. All of the crowd were in a large stand on one side, which has 1415 seats. (They are numbered).

The car park did fill up, but while I was in the road outside the ground, I was not the only one who was clearly confused and could not work out where the entrance to the car park was. While the ground address was given as Rue Pierre de Coubertin, the vehicle entrance is not there. Like many others, I parked in the street and used the pedestrian access from there.

As for the match, I could describe it as one of few chances, but that would be overstating it. I think there was only one attempt on target, which came from Evreux about ten minutes from time. This was a header, tipped over the bar without difficulty.

The was quite a lot of good midfield play, with post teams breaking into attacking positions with what appeared to be flowing football. Evreux's chief attacker then proved quite inadequate when it came to directing the ball in the right direction, while Tessier for Alencon flattered but did not decieve. A lightweght player easily moved off the ball. He would be better off as a winger and was in fact moved to that position after the main incident of note, midway through the second period.

I did not see what he did clearly, but Alencon's other forward, Hakim El Hamdaoui did something to a defender as they walked away from another failed attack. I did see the defender, Abdoulaye Samassa clearly push over El Hamdaoui resulting in the home player being prone on the ground, being treated for the next four minutes. The push clearly did not cause the injury being claimed, so it was clear he was faking it to try and avoid punishment.

Samassa turned to walk off the pitch immediately, but was called back by his team mates who were surrounding the referee throughout the break - no doubt explaining the initial foul, which would have been unseen by the ref and at least half of those protesting.

In the end, the referee who was clearly out of his depth, consulted his linesman before chosing to send off both players. This caused another series of protests, this time from the home side.

The resultant free kick was taken from over 30 yards away from the incident. I do not know why

The game became a bit more fiesty after this, but the referee did little other than add a couple more yellow cards to his collection.

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Felixstowe 0-4 Bowers & Pitsea
Bostik North
Adm £8/5, prog £2 or available online for free.
Att 381

I was a bit worried that Champions Bowers might take their foot off the gas after winning the title last week, but no chance of that, they were superb and we didn't manage a shot on target the whole game. They certainly proved to be worthy Champions.

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Oldham Athletic U-18 0-2 Doncaster Rovers U-18
EFL Youth Alliance

FC United of Manchester 0-1 Kidderminster Harriers
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Evostik League Division One East
Sheffield FC 2 Cleethorpes Town 1
Att: 391 (50 away) Adm: comp (usually £8) Prog: comp (usually £2) Raffle: £1

An enjoyable afternoon at the Home of Football Stadium, despite an injury time goal from the prolific Marc Newsham ending the Owls' interest in the race for the play-offs.

Whilst enjoying a couple of pre-match sharpeners from the Thornbridge range in the Coach & Horses, it was great to see two old friends from Nottingham. The non-league circuit is a real treat for throwing up the unexpected meeting.

The first-half was pretty forgettable, with a Sheffield penalty giving the hosts a merited lead. Plenty of protests about he award of the spot kick, but our photographer told me on the bus back that our keeper made clear contact with the home forward.

Clee played with much more urgency after the interval and, after Brody Robertson equalised with 13 to go, it looked like the Owls could claim the spoils. Not to be though and the hosts secured a 93rd minute winner. Moaning about offside from the travelling support - not from me though, by chance I was right in line and the assistant called it correctly.

Sheffield were delighted in the pub afterwards and best of luck to them in the end of season lottery. We have 3 matches to coast through and it will be nice to host champions Morpeth Town next Saturday.

Back at Linden on the team bus at 7 bells and, notwithstanding the loss, everyone was in a decent mood.

2019/20 season: 16 competitive games
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Total goals: 64 (4 per game)
Most: 9 (Cleethorpes Town 5 Loughborough Dynamo 4 - 31/8/19)

Last 0-0: Ilkeston Town v Cleethorpes Town (Northern Premier League SE - 17/8/19)
(Current run: 15)

New grounds: 3 (Latest: Sutton Coldfield Town)

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Swallownest 1-1 Hallam
Attendance: 162 (seemed a few more there)
Programme: sold out

Also at this one after a steady plod across, over the Woodhead Pass. The ground was better than I had expected after reading reports and googling the ground from above on google maps.

Fair play to the Club, they asked supporters to bring Easter Egg's for the local Hospital and it wasnt long before the players started turning up...each with an Easter Egg. I heard it was a double Club fine for any player arriving without. Not a bad turn out 84 eggs to be taken down the hospital on Monday.

As for the game, Swallownest had the advantage of the slight breeze first half though this did freshen a bit during the game. Alex Lil the Swallows No 9 side footed home to make it 1-0 against the Leagues second placed side. It stayed that way till half time,

Hallam came out second half and put the Swallows under pressure for a long period. They equalised with a lob over the keeper on 61 minutes from No 10 Kieran Watson who impressed today. I expected Hallam to go on and win it but the home side got their second wind and it was anybody's game for the last quarter of the game.

Swallows had the ball in the net again but the referee ruled it out, not sure why. With both sides going for the win it made for a decent end to the game.

With honours even on 90 minutes, Hallam slipped to third in the table as all the sides around them won. A decent afternoon out, good to chat with the programme editor and a few of the behind the scenes officials. The programme was different to your usual matchday read....printed of high quality paper and reading more like a book, a labour of love from Margaret Gregory the editor.

To be honest I'd been putting off doing this ground for a while but truth told I enjoyed the visit. A few other Hoppers also in attendance and always good to say hello.

Good run back and it wasnt long before we heard Joey Barton was back on form... a dozen miles or so up the M1 at Oakwell. We passed the Cod's supporters coach as we neared Preston. What now for our Joey?

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

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