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Thurs April 25 2019

 



Armchair Libero
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Apr 25, 2019, 9:11 PM

Posts: 139
Location: Worcester
Team(s): Wigan Athletic, Atherton Collieries

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WORCESTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE - DIVISION TWO
Hornets
1 - 4 Droitwich Spa BGFC Rovers
@ Little Perdiswell, Worcester
att. 20 HT 0-2

Promotion chasing Droitwich visited Hornets, up in the north of Worcester. It would help the away team's reserve section if they could go up as they're also hoping to get promoted into Div 2.

For 40 minutes the game was even, though Droitwich always looked the more likely to score. When they did, Hornets' heads dropped and the lead doubled before half time.

In the second term the visitors showed their class and got up to 4-0 without breaking a sweat. They missed four more gilt-edged chances before the final quarter.

Hornets bumbled one back through a miscued clearance and a goalkeeper error and the game picked up once again as a contest, but never one that Hornets looked like even taking a point from. Good game though.


Karb
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Apr 25, 2019, 9:37 PM

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Midland League Division Three
Birmingham Tigers 1-2 Continental Star
F&N, Att: 24 (H/C)


A mixture of heavy rain, hail and sunshine in Birmingham today, but fortunately the rain held off for the duration of the game.

Hadley Stadium is a floodlit sports centre on the border of Bearwood and Smethwick. A running track surrounds the pitch. supporters all congregated in the seated stand. Terracing is available in two corners, but given the distance from the pitch, it would probably only be used for athletics events. Refreshments are available from vending machines in the leisure centre.

4th placed Continental Star still have a mathematical chance of promotion. When I last saw them, a little over three weeks ago, they won 14-0. With Tigers being rock bottom of the league, a comfortable win was expected, but that proved not to be the case.

The game had a bit of an 'end of season' feel about it. The only real opportunity of the first half was when a Tigers cross deflected off a visitor's defender and struck the crossbar.

Continental Star had an early opportunity in the second half, when they were awarded a penalty, but the home keeper dived to his left to save.

The goals eventually arrived in the last 17 minutes. Star took a 2 goal lead, before a late Tigers consolation



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


gcnc
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Apr 25, 2019, 9:38 PM

Posts: 11390
Location: Pontypool
Team(s): Newport County

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Gwent County Division 1
PILCS 5 Abercarn United 4
No admission or programme, attendance h/c 25

A good evening's entertainment dodging the heavy showers at New Road, home of the the Pontyfelin Institute of Leisure, Culture and Sport. Bottom versus 4th, but it was the home side that took the lead in the first few minutes and then led 3-1 and 5-2 before late goals from the visitors. Despite finishing in the notional relegation places, expect to see PILCS back in Division 1 next season as the Gwent County Division 1 has been running two clubs short for most of the campaign. Abercarn, meanwhile, still have a semi-final in the County Motors Cup, next Thursday evening against Rogerstone, to look forward to.

No changes at New Road since my last visit fifteen months ago, except that the giant fir trees that line the pitch on the railway side seem to have more branches overhanging the playing surface, and the car park has even more potholes. In all my visits to what is one of my most local grounds I've still yet to see a match programme, despite the League regulation, and that didn't change this evening.


Dave 56
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Apr 25, 2019, 9:47 PM

Posts: 1052
Location: Staffs.
Team(s): Leatherhead

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Fife Amateur Cup Semi Final @ Warout Stadium, Glenrothes. KO 18:30. Admission £5/£2. No programme. Crowd 350? (Guess)

Cupar Hearts 1 v 0 Auchtermuchty Bellvue

A great choice for this game given the rather damp weather, allowing several hundred people to watch in the dry. Remains of an old athletics track still visible but the stadium was neat and tidy and the tea bar in full swing. Had an excellent mince pie.

The game was 5th v 10th on league places but Auchtermuchty had the better of the first half, hitting the post with a curling shot and were unlucky when it ran along the line but not over it. Cupar were second best until the last ten minutes of the half.

Hearts started the better in the second period but as the half wore on penalties looked very likely. Then on 72 minutes another long throw into the box by Cupar and the referee saw a push and awarded a penalty, which was well dispatched. Bellvue had a player sent off with five minutes to go but still came close to getting an equaliser.


Dr Love
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Apr 25, 2019, 10:59 PM

Posts: 3023
Location: Berks.
Team(s): Halifax Town

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Totton & Eling 3-3 AFC Stoneham
Wessex 1st Division


With the weather forecast not being promising, I'd been tempted to give this a miss as the original plan was a day out in the New Forest, with this a stopover on the way back. However, with the sun coming out later, I did drag myself down for a short walk in the end, so I could make this.

With the hosts needing a win to avoid the wooden spoon and the visitors needing a point to take the title, there was plenty riding on this game, and it attracted a crowd of 276 as a result. Parking in short supply at the ground with a cup final on next door (which saw at least 13 goals).

The hosts worked hard, but struggled to create many chances, and with Stoneham looking the more likely to score for most of the game. Goals either side of the half time interval and a third just before the hour mark seemed to end the tie as a contest, but three goals in 15 minutes saw an unlikely comeback. In the remaining few minutes it was Stoneham with the chances to win, one in particular under more normal circumstances they would really have regretted. Huge cheers at the end from large visiting support, and they were presented with the trophy at the end.


barcud-coch
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Apr 25, 2019, 11:04 PM

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Hereford 2 Rugby Borough Juniors 0

Old School Lane: Midland Floodlit Youth League Premier Division South

Having visited Old School Lane with some regularity over the past few months, this was my first visit to the ground for four weeks, having missed Hereford under-18s previous two home fixtures and in between this they were playing in the county cup final at Edgar Street. The home club, who are based at Old School Lane for Midland Floodlight Youth League fixtures, came into this evening’s match mid-table in the Premier Division South after enjoying a 1-0 home success over Evesham United last week. Rugby Borough Juniors were place and one point behind their hosts, having played an additional league fixture, but were beaten 4-2 at home to Alvechurch last time out.

Perhaps unsurprising, for two teams locked in mid-table, this was a somewhat tight and closely fought encounter. Neither team created any clear goal scoring opportunities in the opening period as the match largely took place between the two penalty areas and both goalkeepers were not overly extended. The home team finally broke the deadlock with 20 minutes remaining when the ball was eventually forced over the goal line from close range after a corner on the left was headed back into the danger area at the far post. Hereford confirmed all three points in the final minute of the match when a low 20 yard effort struck one post, rolled across the goal line, before hitting the other post and eventually crossing the line despite the best efforts of the visiting defence.

2018/19 Statistics
Goals: 803
Matches: 179
New Grounds: 16


HantsLondoner
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Apr 25, 2019, 11:10 PM

Posts: 2811
Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg

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Wessex League Division 1

Totton & Eling 3 AFC Stoneham 3

admission £6-00 poor programme from original postponed game £1-00 attendance est 195 (official 276)
bottom v 2nd
Stoneham needed a point from this game to pip Amesbury (who lost on Saturday) on goal difference; The Millers needed a win to move above Andover Town at the bottom. An important game, postponed more than once to this date, the last league game of this Wessex season. And an excellent game it was, especially in a remarkable second half - Stoneham playing well to lead 3-0 with 30 mins to go, T&E then getting three goals in 13 mins to equalise, but the visitors hung on to get the point they needed.
The first 10-15 mins were played almost exclusively in the home team's half as the visitors showed their usual power and good passing to dominate. Only one effort on goal, though, Sutherdon shooting over the bar. A cross from the left then saw Welch stretch for the ball at the far post but it was an easy save for home keeper Jones. A Manning cross from the right gave Jones a little trouble too. The home team were battling well, and started to come into it - Matthews had their first chance, shooting over, after more than half an hour. On 41 mins the visitors took the lead as Glasspool picked the ball up from a throw, produced a lovely turn and hammered it into the far corner. They nearly increased their lead as Welch had a long shot wide and Laptas ran through but Jones came out well to block him. HT 0-1.
After the break the Millers' Wood had a shot saved after 47 mins - Stoneham broke straight up the other end and sub Clark, looking as if he might have been offside, drilled a shot from the right across Jones and into the far corner to put the Purps two up. After a Glasspool free-kick was saved, Stoneham went three ahead on 58 mins as there was a scramble from a corner, Laptas' shot was cleared off the line but Welch netted the rebound. Caballero also forced a save from Jones as Stoneham were rampant. A couple of young subs came on for the home team and looked useful, but a Kana'ah free-kick was all the homesters had to offer (it was saved) until the 70th minute, when they unexpectedly pulled a goal back as a corner caused panic in the visiting defence; we nearly had an own goal before T&E's Wood headed in the rebound. Caballero had another chance for the Purps but shot way over, and the Millers then pulled another goal back with a shot from the edge of the area by Burns which wasn't that hard but was very accurately into the corner. The home team attacked again and got a penalty for a foul in the area - captain Vidler converting emphatically, to tie it up with 7 mins to go. You can imagine that the visitors were rather worried at this point, but they decided that the best way to defend was to try and keep the ball in their opponents' half, as they had done at the start. In doing this they created two chances for Glasspool, one well saved by Jones coming out, one put wide after jinking p[ast defender and keeper. Caballero also shot over in injury time but just after that Stoneham could celebrate after a gallant comeback by the home team. We saw the trophy being presented - well done to a friendly family club.
No changes at Little Testwood since my last visit - just behind AFC Totton's ground, and very much the 'little brother' of a team with a fairly flawed stadium (IMO) themselves. As you enter, one wooden main stand, other brick buildings housing changing rooms, tea bar, hospitality room, all on the near side. Dugouts opposite, quite pleasantly tree-lined on three sides. Parking pretty difficult today, I was about to be surprised by the popularity of the game (decent crowd anyway, to be fair) but then noticed there was a Southampton Junior B final on at AFC Totton as well. Good crowd there too.



If you're going to/been to a Hampshire Premier League match, I'd really appreciate you filling in a questionnaire - available in the Groundhopping/General section, or just PM me for a copy. Thanks.

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codofthenorth
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Apr 26, 2019, 12:20 AM

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Feniscowles and Pleasington FC 1-3 Rimington FC...East Lancs Premier League....F&N.....K.O 1830

Decent run East out of Blackpool despite it being rush hour, only about 35 miles at most to Feniscowles which sits off the M65 to the west of Blackburn.

This was advertised as 1815 kick off but it looked as if it was scheduled for a 1830 kick off from the start. Feniscowles is a pleasant enough setting, the Memorial Ground hosts bowls as well as cricket and football. Theres the 'Feni Rec Bar' on site which serves refreshments....didnt see any tea and coffee's being served, just alcohol.

As was the case last night, the games kick off heralded the heavens opening big style with a bit of hail thrown in for good measure. The first goal was scored by Rimington on around 10 minutes but to be fair I was still in self preservation mode from the weather to say much about it. It looked a scrappy goal but visibility was reduced in the deluge.

After about 15 minutes the rain eased and eventually stopped. Rimington had the edge in the first half though both sides threatened in an open game.

The second half continued in the same vein as F&P searched for an equaliser and eventually got it on 80 minutes. The ball bounced awkwardly infront of the keeper who spilled the ball and the No5 closed in to level.

Rimington werent beat, they rallied again and after having blazed over minutes earlier, the No9 did well to put away a cross from the left wing.

On the 88th minute they added a third when the No 8 headed home from close range. Points to the visitors, a decent game for a dead rubber. A night for strange cloud formations but no further rain.

Refreshing to see two sides play the game in good spirit and with respect to the referee and Club linesmen.

Good run back west after a quick shop in Blackburn. The lights were on at Ewood Park, not sure if there was a local game being hosted there or not.



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


1dringMinstrel
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Apr 26, 2019, 9:21 AM

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Cribbs 2 v 2 Bishops Cleeve (8-7 pens)
Gloucestershire FA Challenge Trophy Final
Adm £5, Prog Free, Att est 215


A meeting of the Western and Hellenic Leagues at Glos FA HQ , Almondsbury. For any of you stuck in a Bank Holiday traffic jam on the M5, you could have hopped out and visited the ground. State-of-the-art, all weather pitch that receives extensive use at all footballing levels, yet still has an old-school stand. There is no formal bar or clubhouse open to the public, just the FA offices and a modern changing block. Tea and burger van turned up for the Final. If Roman Glass St George play here there is a 'portakabin' clubhouse with limited facilities.

An enjoyable, competitive game. As it was a Final, someone had to win on the night; either team would have deserved it.


royals26
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Apr 26, 2019, 9:22 AM

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Location: Reading
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Wessex League Division 1

Totton & Eling 3 AFC Stoneham 3

Parking pretty difficult today, I was about to be surprised by the popularity of the game (decent crowd anyway, to be fair) but then noticed there was a Southampton Junior B final on at AFC Totton as well. Good crowd there too.



+1

Directions/Facilities: zip down south on A33, through Basingstoke to M3 down to jn 2 West of M27 and back in (A326/A36) towards Totton/Calmore Industrial Pk on the Salisbury Rd.

Arr about 19:25 but had to park in estate beyond; as I could see spaces inside the twin-complex were pretty much all gone and there was a lot of manouvering into parking spots that weren't really there. ....probably as much to do with the Junior Cup Final being staged the same night.

.... and for those who may lie awake at night fretting over such things .... Angelic - the result from the main stadium was:

SDFA Sunday Junior B Final
Test Valley Spartans 2-11 Empire

(was 1-8 at H/T)

...nearly nabbed a prog for this from 'Strakers' bar at H/T

Was here a couple of years back and no visible changes - is all a bit overgrown around one end - could do with more netting behind that goal - at least three balls sailed over there and were not retrieved during the game.

Match: ...nothing much to add about the game at the lesser ground. Thought T&E woke up very late on and really gave it a go - leading to some nervy moments for 'The Purples'.

Trouble free journey back arr 22:45 ish - having resisted the food at Miller Park - stopped off at the Dalchini to pick up a very serviceable Curry just before they closed. Tongue


hipkissexpress
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Apr 26, 2019, 3:06 PM

Posts: 827
Location: North Wales
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Welsh League Div.3
Penydarren BGC 1-0 Treowen Stars
Admission £3 inc. Programme
Att: 104 (h/c)

My final Welsh League game of the week took me to the outskirts of Merthyr Tydfil.

Scrappy game with very few chances. Not surprising as both teams have played Saturday -Tuesday- Thursday this week as they play their remaining league and cup games.

A penalty in the first half, converted by Josh Brogden, was the difference. The win leaves Penydarren well placed in the title hunt as they still have 6 league games to play.

Another decent ground, which I'm sure most of you will remember from the South Wales Alliance Groundhop in 2016.



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