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Loiner
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Apr 27, 2019, 11:41 PM

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Location: North of the Aire
Team(s): None. A supporter of grassroots football

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I decided to venture to a very local match given the rain this morning.
Old Centralians v Altofts 5-7.
West Yorkshire League Div. 2

No changes at West Park playing fields since my visit earlier in the season. Altofts played with the wind at their backs and led 4-1 at the break. It got to 7-3 by the eightieth minute when the home side had a player red carded for pulling back and being the last player. Old Centralians then managed to get two goals in the dying minutes with ten players.

Apart from a heavy shower around the half time period the wet stuff manged to keep off.


Motorman
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Apr 27, 2019, 11:55 PM

Posts: 198
Location: Rosemont, Township of Adjala-Tosorontio, ON. Canada
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, Falkirk, East Stirlingshire, Forge or York 9 (Undecided)

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Canadian Premier League
Forge FC (Hamilton) 1-1 York 9 FC
Admission $20 - Attendance 17,611
No programmes issued


This was the much awaited inaugural match in this new venture and it didn't disappoint. York took an early lead with Toronto FC loanee Ryan Telfer netting the first ever goal. Forge pushed on with the majority of the crowd behind them and eventually levelled matters through Canadian Tristan Henry. The dubious honours of both the first ever booking and also sending off went to York captain Manny Aparicio.

If this is anything to go by Canada may well finally have found the formula for a successful professional league. We can only hope!

Footnote, woke up to the temperature sitting at 0 Celsius and there was snow on the ground. Couldn't have had a more "Canadian" start to the day!!



Number of grounds - 176
Last new ground - Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario
Last game - Forge 1-1 York 9 (Canadian Premier League) Saturday April 27, 2019


Andy D
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Apr 27, 2019, 11:57 PM

Posts: 4281
Location: Cheshire/Dorset
Team(s): 1874 Northwich, Forfar Athletic, Castleford RLFC, Lancashire CCC,

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Westfield 0 Middlezoy Rovers 2, Somerset County League Premier Division, Att: 15, Admission/Prog: No

A game which was always competitive but somewhat hindered by the remnants of Storm Hannah which blew across the pitch throughout the match. Goals early in the first period and midway through tbe second were enough to give the visitors a comfortable victory against a willing but limited home side. Westfield's ground is alongside the main Bath to Shepton Mallet road to the south of Radstock and has been developed into a neat county league ground, fully railed off with permanent dugouts, tightly enclosed on two sides with open grassed areas elsewhere. A small tea hut provided basis refreshments although there were few customers today. Portable units in one corner provide changing facilities and car parking is in the car park of the adjacent Best Western hotel.

Memo to self..... don't stand on the side facing the wind unless you want to spend the game chasing endless stray footballs.



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Wiretown.Editor
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Apr 28, 2019, 1:51 AM

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Location: New Brighton or Hawarden (both in Wales)
Team(s): Warrington Town are #1, Leeds Utd, Stranraer, Matlock Tn, Warrington Wolves

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Nathaniel Car Sales Welsh League Division Three
Albion Rovers 2 Trefelin Boys & Girls Club 3
Admission free, prog free from the clubhouse
Tea 50p, bar open (before and after the game)
Attendance 30 appx.


I ran out of the rain soon after reaching mid Wales, unlike at home where it rained all day (and still is) to a breezy but often sunny South Wales. Arrived in plenty of time in case I needed to reroute but all was OK so I went for a walk before returning. This was bottom v second but there were still plenty of points to play for. It was a really watchable game. The visitors led but were pegged back after a goal keeper error. It then went 1-2 just before the break and moments later the visitors won a penalty, which was saved. The second half was end to end and Trefelin had a second penalty which was also saved. Albion pulled one back but could not force an equaliser.

The ground was fully enclosed inside mesh fencing bar a bit in the corner that had been taken down. The pitch was fully railed with a covered terrace on half way, although one of the dugouts was in front of this and had a plastic sheeting attached for the duration of game. The other dug out, a permanent structure was opposite. The pitch was well grassed and held up well. There was an odd bare patch but given the overnight rain looked much better than some of the surrounding grasslands which were decidedly soggy. A second railed pitch was next to the main one but that was unfenced. The clubhouse and changing rooms were in the near corner of the second pitch so fair way off the main pitch.

This is one that I suspect won't make the grading as it is for the revised Welsh pyramid starting next season even if Albion do finish outside a relegation position. It completed Division Three for me but I do still have six or seven higher up left to visit.


hotchkiss
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Apr 28, 2019, 7:50 AM

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AZIRA (1) 1 ELCHE 11 (2) 2 Spainish Tercera 6.Admission 10 euros .No paperwork.Att: 250. 7-10am Rynair flight from Stansted to Valencia .After leaving our bags at the hotel we caught the train to Azira about 30 minutes (8 euros return).40 minute walk to the ground which is a super stadium for this division.Full length main stand down one side and the rest of the ground has open terrace.Good first half with the visitors in control.2nd period more even.Good game in the warm sunshine.


timmy tabby
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Apr 28, 2019, 8:51 AM

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.....Long long day out to complete what constitutes this end the League pre Play Off season. Out of the front door at 05.55 and back indoors at 23.38...

Weymouth 3 v 0 Farnborough - Southern League Premier Division South
Prog 44 pages £2.00 - Admission £12.00 - Att 2676

.....From a home perspective, this was a huge first half struggle but the second period aided by by the remnants of Hannah blowing in their favour and in the end it was a comfortable leap over the finishing line to a Conference South berth for 19-20.

The wind which was a factor throughout the day (going for a walk along Weymouth beach mid morning with fragments of sand blowing around, was not the most rational decision of the day) and was noticeable from the off when McHale in the home goal kept finding touch with his punts upfield, the home stalwarts were getting infinitely more frustrated, thinking that this would be a turn up, take three points and open the champers afternoon. However, kudos to the home supporters behind the goal who were far more positive with a barrage of noise throughout and whose day was made even more complete when the news that for 19-20 there will be a single division next season between them and ' the slime' of Yeovil.

From a home perspective, the first half was an uncomfortable watch, though from a neutral perspective it was end of season absorbing, The visitors with Hannah assisting had by far the bulk of possession, however for all of their possession, they had few shots even remotely on target with Young wasting their best opportunity in the opening minutes steering wide when he was the recipient of one of the few McHale clearances that did not find touch. There was several timely blocks from McCarthy and Sherring, but from Weymouth's angle, there was in view of some recent wobbly form which should have rendered this contest irrelevant, there were clearly some nerves. Goodship angled a decent chance weakly wide and then a low cross from Odubade led to a poor first touch from Wakefield and any opportunity to relieve the stress diminished. In the final minutes of the half, came what was the best opportunity with Baggie cleverly noticing the amount of space that Odubade had on the edge of the area, however the pass inside crept under he latter's studs to audible home groans. With Taunton leading at Basingstoke, the half time thoughts were that this could be one for the pantheon of last day disasters seen over the years, where championship/promotion opportunities are squandered, the most memorable (and one that would surely be recalled by the also present Baron de Cavendish of this parish) was Tamworth's final day disintegration at Fokestone at the turn of the century, but there have been several notable others.

Alas this was not the be the case as the hosts utilised the gusts of Hannah to good effect in the second period. With Taunton scoring a second at Basingstoke, the prognosis was becoming more than a little worrying and when Beach in the Farnborough goal made two important saves pushing away drives from Odubade the concerns were mounting. On the hour, the sense of relief was apparent as McHale's punt upfield was taken by the wind was missed by Leggatt and in turn Fearns lost the flight allowing Odubade to nip in behind and find the net with a low drive between Beach and the near post. Three minutes later and the collective thoughts turned to celebration as Goodship nipped between two defenders and angled wide of Beach. To conclude a three goal burst, an extremely well worked goal with an inswinging corner from Wakefield, being headed back by McCarthy and met by a perfectly struck half volley from Thomson. The final minutes were a procession (and some completely unnecessary home time wasting) but a fierce rising drive from McCarthy brought out an excellent tip over from Beach. In the final minutes, there was more twitter and text interest in the two late Cray Valley goals that won them the SCEFL title as the contest drifted to it's conclusion.

As per usual official requests not to encroach on the field of play were ignored as the home hordes invaded the pitch, the champers flowed, we had renditions of 'championes' and of course it is the time of the season when Mr Mercury's execrable 'Champions' ditty needlessly assaults the ears.

First visit to the Wessex Stadium since 2013 and whereas it is a well appointed venue and very comfortable for the 2676 in attendance, like many new grounds of that era, it could do with some attention especially some rust remover from the particularly badly affected back of the main stand. However, one of the few grounds with iconic traditional corner floodlights, which are visible from distance meaning that this is one venue where the GPS on the dog n'bone is not required.

Hardly the easiest journey there and back with a engineering blockage at Eastleigh meaning either bus replacement to Southampton Central or a torturous direct journey via Havant and Fareham. Decided on the former in both directions and due to the early start and late return avoided the thousands whose afternoon had been spent at St Mary's and in fact the bus replacement was efficient and coincided with onward trains.

After a stupidly early start arrived into Weymouth at 10.20 and after the aforementioned beach stroll located licensed premises that was primarily Cerne Abbas Brewery based including their very palatable porter. Located the recently opened town mircopub where due consideration was given to reporting mein host to the RSPCA when it was learn that the boisterous pub collie had been given the name 'Ruddles'. Thankfully, the sleep debt was reduced on the return journey, which in fact not quite as arduous as anticipated.........


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Nobody's Heroes
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Apr 28, 2019, 9:20 AM

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Location: Welsh Wales
Team(s): Sheffield United, CPD Porthmadog, Ross County

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Beautiful Downtown Bramall Lane

Championship - Sheffield United 2 Ipswich Town 0

Attendance - Sold out 30,140

Ticket - £28 Programme - £3

A great day to be a Blade as promotion to the Premier League was achieved barring a mathematical miracle. I had been fretting all week as to what could go wrong, but on the day it was a comfortable 2-0 victory which could well have been more considering the amount of chances created by the Blades. Ipswich, backed by a decent away following, created very little, althought ther effort could not be questioned.

A Blades win at Stoke next Sunday coupled with a Norwich defeat at Villa would see us up as champions, a remarkable achievement based on the budgets of the sides in this division.

Was long drive up in awful weather conditions from niorth Wales with the weather on the way back also difficult, but it was well worth it to be on the Kop as the final whistle blew.

Up the Blades!


prorege
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Apr 28, 2019, 9:30 AM

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East of Scotland league Championship Play off Match 1
Penicuik Athletic v Broxburn Athoetic, 3-2, H.T. 1-1, Att 454, Admission £6, Programme £1.50, Pie and Coke £2.50
At Penicuik Park

The tripartite play-off for the East of Scotland League flag and possible promotion to the Lowland League got underway with a thriller at Penicuik. These teams are probably the underdogs compared to Bonnyrigg Rose, so a win was absolutely essential for both of them.

The game got off to a great start with two goals in the opening 15 minutes. Cuiky took the lead with a close range header before Broxburn equalised with a crisp shot from the edge of the box. The opening spell had been really open with both teams throwing caution to the wind but they both tightened up for the remainder of the second half.

Penicuik were back to their attacking best at the start of the second half and a brace of goals from deadly duo Somerville and McIntosh had them 3-1 up. Broxburn dug deep and gradually assumed control, getting a goal back with 15 minutes left. The closing stages were Alamo stuff as Broxburn piled forward. They had a shot cleared off the line, Cuiky’s keeper made some good saves, and were denied what looked a stonewall penalty for handball in stoppage time. Penicuik held on and go into Wednesday’s match away to Bonnyrigg knowing that a will see them crowd Chamnpions.

The Play Off format has a long list of criteria for settling the issue should all teams win one game by the same scoreline. In extremis it will be their performances in the indiividual Conferences that would settle things – Bonnyrigg have the advantage of knowing they would be Champions if it came down to that.

There was a decent crowd of 454 in Penicuik Park – three home games in a week have attracted a total of around 1400 spectators. Usual excellent programme from the home side. The pie was a bit disappointing – factory made rather than artisan I suspect.

Pre-match I had a wander round Penicuik town centre. The pedestrian precinct is dominated by the Holy Trinity of Charity Shops, Methodone Shops and Funeral Directors. Nipped into the Royal Hotel for a pint, only on the grounds that Penicuik Athletic used to play on Royal Hotel Park in the 1930s. Disappointing pub where Belhaven best or John Smith’s were the best beer on offer and the locals seemed a surly bunch.

Onwards to New Dundas Park on Wednesday where I expect Bonnyrigg will be too strong for Penicuik, setting up a decider at Broxburn next Saturday.


bagman
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Apr 28, 2019, 9:49 AM

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Evo-Stik Southern Division One South

Highworth Town (1) 4 v 2 (0) Fleet Town

Admission £7 OAP, Programmes On line only, Attendance: 123


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New Grounds 2018/2019 Season = 41
Last New Ground : Highworth Town 27th April 2019


1dringMinstrel
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Apr 28, 2019, 5:20 PM

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Truro City 3 v 3 Slough Town
National League South
Adm £13, Prog £2.50, Att 552

Two injury time goals raised a flicker of hope but it was too little too late. Could easily have been 7-3 to Truro based on the open goals missed and woodwork hit. They also had the outstanding player in right-back Nial Thompson.

What now for Treyew Road? In all honesty, it's a bit of a disappointing ground atop the slopes of the Truro suburbs. Understandable, given the on/off relocation saga. A couple of good scaffolders could demolish most of it in an afternoon. It has a huge 'footprint' yet the players are at arm's length from the crowd. Get a taxi from the station for the uphill leg; it's an easy fifteen minute saunter for the downhill return.


nico
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Apr 28, 2019, 5:43 PM

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14:30
Wakefield & District FA League, Division One
Fieldhead Hospital 2 {37' 78'pen.} missed pen. 73'
Red Lion Alverthorpe 5 {7' 18' 60' 74' 89'}
@ Thornhill Cricket & Bowls Club

3rd versus 2nd. Red Lion had to win to pip Nostell M.W. to the Div 1 title, but this was no easy task considering Fieldhead were unbeaten at home in the league this season, and had won at table-toppers Nostell just 7 days ago!
A couple of early goals eased the pressure, but the nerves would certainly have been jangling if Fieldhead hadn't hit the post with their first penalty kick! Had to smile when one of the Alverthorpe contingent donned a full fancy dress lion costume towards the end of the game, for the title celebrations!! Sly
Missed this ground when Thornhill FC were in residence, although this match was played on the old cricket field, not the fully railed off football pitch.



One moment's high and glory rolls on by


bluearmybob
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Apr 28, 2019, 6:52 PM

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A drive down to The Saffrons. KO 3.00pm.


Southern Combination Football League Premier.


EASTBOURNE TOWN 4 (1) v (0) CHICHESTER CITY 1.


Scorers.


Home. A Capon (44) D Perry (70) T Vickers (74pen) D Bolwell (79)


Away. S Jones (62)


Admission £6. Programme £1. Pin Badge £3. Attendance 196.



GROUNDS VISITED.(369) NEW GROUNDS THIS SEASON 2019/20. (0)
GAMES THIS SEASON 2019/20. (0)
GAMES SINCE LAST 0-0. Ipswich Town v Bolton Wanderers. 22/09/18. (39) 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.




rambler77
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Apr 28, 2019, 7:35 PM

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WINSLOW UNITED 2-2 PARK VIEW
(Spartan South Midlands Division 1)

@ Elmfields Gate, Winslow, Bucks
Adm: free
Prog: £1
Att: 73 (official)

Pitch side photography after getting permission from the club earlier on in the week.

Winslow was one of my nearest step 6 sides from home that I had yet to visit. Picked up former poster rollingstone on route, and we got to the ground about thirty minutes before ko.

Average game and the result was probably a fair one. Winslow fielded a scratch side as a lot of their players were involved in the FA Sunday Cup final the following day.

Full set of ground and match photos can be viewed online @ https://rambler77.zenfolio.com/p108736065



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youngster
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Apr 28, 2019, 7:36 PM

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The day started badly, got worse, then thankfully improved.
Knock on door at 08-10, “you’ve got a flat tyre mate”,
Back upstairs, dirty clothes on and 7 minutes later I was ready to drive. Take it from me, it’s a hell of a lot easier to do this in daylight than on a roundabout at 01-00 like last time.
Was making good time heading for West Wales then the good old Highways Agency screwed up the journey. 3 lanes on motorway, 3 lanes on slip road, so why did we have to go down to one lane to get between the two? Ample room for two lanes which would have meant minimal delay, but the poor drivers were stuck for best part of an hour.
Once through that and the prospect of a revisit to Port Talbot firmly on the agenda, I sprouted wings and hoped for the best, once past Cardiff I put the satnav on again to see if my destination was feasible, amazingly it was, just!!.
Dropped her off at some shop in Port Talbot and arrived at my game a minute before K.O.

Ammanford 1-1 Taffs Well
Welsh League Div 1
Adm £5, prog available.
Att 70
Thankfully my fears about the wind ruining the game didn’t happen, even though it was blowing very hard straight down the pitch, both sides created as many chances in each half. TW took lead with about 20 minutes left but the home side got a deserved equaliser shortly afterwards.
The excellent 250 seater stand gave excellent protection from elements, rest of ground is railed off, also a very costly 10’ fence has been put around the ground to separate it from the rest of the complex, but surely a smaller fence that you can’t see through would have been a better bet.

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richiejenn
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Apr 28, 2019, 8:20 PM

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Saturday 27th April 2019 @3pm
EFL League One
GILLINGHAM 0-2 CHARLTON ATHLETIC
Priestfield Stadium
Admission: s/t
Attendance: 8,047

Last home game of the season. Manager Steve Lovell was sacked Thursday afternoon and the favourite to succeed him is Steve Evans. Charlton deserved their win with Gills players now coasting without a manager to impress for new contracts.


Steveb
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Apr 28, 2019, 8:23 PM

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In Reply To
14:30
Wakefield & District FA League, Division One
Fieldhead Hospital 2 {37' 78'pen.} missed pen. 73'
Red Lion Alverthorpe 5 {7' 18' 60' 74' 89'}
@ Thornhill Cricket & Bowls Club

3rd versus 2nd. Red Lion had to win to pip Nostell M.W. to the Div 1 title, but this was no easy task considering Fieldhead were unbeaten at home in the league this season, and had won at table-toppers Nostell just 7 days ago!
A couple of early goals eased the pressure, but the nerves would certainly have been jangling if Fieldhead hadn't hit the post with their first penalty kick! Had to smile when one of the Alverthorpe contingent donned a full fancy dress lion costume towards the end of the game, for the title celebrations!! Sly
Missed this ground when Thornhill FC were in residence, although this match was played on the old cricket field, not the fully railed off football pitch.


When I visited Thornhill in the West Yorkshire League they played on the old cricket pitch.




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The Moose
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Apr 28, 2019, 8:33 PM

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STH LGE PREM DIV STH: WEYMOUTH 3 FARNBOROUGH 0

+2 more for the end of season bash at the Wessex.

Finally the Muff crawled over the finishing line, having had a seven point lead reduced to one over the last fortnight. Yes, it made the natives restless for an hour, but they’re used to it in these parts. Always likely that storm Hannah was to play its part, which did indeed lead to the opening goal. Shame some locals can’t get over a rivalry from South Zummerzet (Yeovil), which hasn’t even happened for the last three decades or more. Ironic too that the first two goals were scored by ex Glovers!

I’ve watched the Terras several times this season, due to domestics in deepest Darzet. What is has been, is a refreshing reminder of my youth & watching proper job non league footy. Always a pleasure to be at this old fashioned rusting relic of a ground, even though tiz still only thirty two years old. I love the old school floodlights, another reminder of a bygone age. How the Muff will fare at step two, remains to be seen but at least they’re finally back there. We quite enjoyed being ‘naughty’ school kids, allowed on the sacred turf for the trophy presentation. A good weekend to be on this mortal Earth!

KRTM :-)


CleethorpesOggy
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Apr 28, 2019, 11:01 PM

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Evostik League Division One East
Cleethorpes Town 6 Stamford 0
Att: 302 Adm: comp (usually £8) Prog: comp (usually £2)

The 53rd and final competitive game of 2018/19 saw the Owls record their biggest victory of the campaign.

A goal after 26 seconds by Scott Vernon set the tone and the big striker added another before 3 minutes had elapsed. He went on to complete his hat-trick and along with a brace from Brody Robertson plus a strike by captain Alex Flett, the Daniels were on the wrong end of a real thrashing.

Dangerous to read too much into the last day. However, it would come as something of a surprise if Clee were not challenging strongly for a top 5 berth in the newly formed Evostik South-East division. In reality, we would have easily made the play-offs this time, apart from our disastrous start - we were bottom in early November.

That's football though... the table does not lie! On reflection, it has been an enjoyable 9 months. The club has transitioned smoothly back to the Linden and we did lift some silverware in the shape of the Lincolnshire Senior Cup.

On a personal note, I have missed only one of our games for the second season on the bounce and travelled to many friendly teams. This non-league lark is addictive - roll on 2019/20!



2018/19 season: 51 competitive games
(38 Evostik East, 1 League Cup, 6 FA Cup, 3 FA Trophy, 3 Lincolnshire Senior Cup)

Total goals: 211 (4.14 per game)
Most 9 (Frickley Athletic 5 Cleethorpes Town 4 - League Cup - 18/9/18)

Last 0-0: Leek Town v Cleethorpes Town (Evostik South - 30/9/17)
(Current run: 91)

New grounds: 10 (Latest: Brighouse Town)


villan
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Apr 29, 2019, 3:16 PM

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Bostik league 1 south east Greenwich Borough 1-3 Hastings United £1 admission no programme!!! attendance not checked official but H/C 262


Badgers Sports now known as DGS Marine Stadium after current hosts took over head lease from Cray Valley PM is looking in need of some updating. Car park adequate with street parking also available. Clubhouse at end of car park just outside ground entrance but due to time of arrival 14.58 did not venture in. Metallic terrace on nearside under cover & decent seated stand on far side. A section of scaffold based cover behind left goal & other end open & flat. Another building on nearside closed up but may have been an old clubhouse or shop area. Not a pretty ground but certain rustic character.


After having 3 points deducted hosts were 19th & thus bottom after demise of THAMESMEAD & thus needed to win to overall Guernsey if they lost today. Visitors needed a win to guarantee home advantage in play off semi final. Hosts started brightly but HU took charge after scoring on 10 & doubled advantage with a penalty on 33. Skipper Jack Dixon hit his second with a 25 yarder on 40 to put game beyond doubt. Hosts got one back on 57 but did not really ever look like staging a comeback. HU deservedly took the points.


Journey was a nightmare as I stupidly followed sat nav which took me into Central London & I found myself near the old White City before the bloody thing wanted me to turn back. I decided to press on to get to the river, not sure now which bridge I eventually got over but I passed Natural history museum & Bird Cage Walk/top of the Mall before finally getting over to south of river. I made KO but only just circa 3hrs 40 after setting out. I had previously decided to return via south circular to take a couple of hostelries in en route & that was longer than anticipated too & after reaching m40 again via m4/m25 was in need of a third stop in Bucks before the final leg home. Overall looking back now pleased to have done ground & visited some good pubs.



End 2017-18, Total Grounds 1365

New grounds 2018/19. 62


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WELSH FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION THREE
Chepstow Town 2 - 6 Pontyclun
@ Larkfield Park, Chepstow
att. 70, £4, HT 1-3

With English football near to me drying up I thought I'd journey over the border to sample some Welsh fun for the first time in a couple of years. 13th host 4th, with neither team really able to exit the division this season by either trapdoor or ladder.

Pontyclun were fit, well-drilled, and up for it against a smaller Chepstow side. The wind was affecting things but really Chepstow's problems were individual errors and lack of discipline (as in formation: the game was refreshingly clean with no injury time played at all). You'd feel that you could whip them into being an upper mid-table team with one or two lads showing great skills. But they just didn't play as a unit.

Both halves went exactly the same way: Pontyclun scored three and then Chepstow grabbed one to save face near the end. Goals were a mishmash of lower league catastrophic defending, unsighted goalkeepers, mix-ups, errors, with one or two being actually skilful and well-taken.

A really fun game though, with a warm welcome and a nice well-kept ground and clubhouse.

Another Welsh Div 3 game for me, with similat top/bottom implications at Bont Playing Fields for Penydarren BGC(2)4 Caerau(1)1 Att 84hc Entry £3 (very glossy stylish prog included, but light on content). Hot Drinks (iin mugs) in club cafe £1. some food also available, but didn't try.
A proper old Welsh League ground is this, with lots to enjoy. Covered seated stand, open terracing railed off except for top end, but with a large open end you can walk behind. Great views that include recycliung merry go round open centre on open side, large imposing 1960's Catholic Primary school at top end and houses perched high on hills to 3 sides. On pitch, talented hosts cruised to an easy win against spirited, but limited visitors.



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Hampden AFC appear to play their home games at various venues across Glasgow.

Do you recall how far in advance Cathkin Park was announced as the ground for this fixture? I'd love to watch a game here.

As an FYI, I see Hampden AFC have one more home fixture this season, but the venue hasn't been confirmed.

http://www.glasgowcollegesfa.co.uk/...=6857&team=66891


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Apr 30, 2019, 7:41 PM

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North West Counties League Division One North Shelley 2 Garstang 4 Admission £3 (concession) Programme £1.50 (another very disappointing effort) Raffle ticket £1 Hot Chocolate with mini marshmallows £1.60 Attendance 49 (I counted 67)
Fittingly for my final Step 6 ground (with all higher steps and PL and FL completed) this was a most unusual venue. It is a long drive off the public road through the grounds of the "University of Huddersfield" (me neither) to the ground of Shelley FC, formerly part of the sports facilities of the psychiatric hospital which closed in 1991 and now firmly ensconced in the community with numerous mini grass pitches dotted round the main pitch and with the whole site surrounded by woodland. Unfortunately very few of the community or members of the junior side chose to attend this game on a blustery and chilly day on the moors with attractive opposition; this is the third time I have seen Garstang this season and they have impressed me each time.As you take your place at the top of the bank which overlooks the pitch on the one side of the pitch which you can access at present you have a panoramic view of the moors spreading out beyond the far side of the ground. There are three sets of floodlight pylons either side of the pitch and the changing rooms/clubhouse block is perched high above the pitch on the entrance side of the ground with the dugouts situated on the near side of the pitch. It is an intriguing set up here with the pitch in a hollow and the seating consisting of 9 rows of bench seating in four sections with only the back four being under cover. To the left of this there are two sections of seating which are completely open to the elements with another covered section towards the far end of the pitch. They are all built in to the slope which leads down to the pitch. In all this is the antithesis of the identikit modern ground so prevalent nowadays.Shelley started off like a house on fire going two up in 17 minutes but looked very wobbly at the back and within another 7 minutes the visitors were level, thanks in large part to the home keeper who went missing form his goal for the second goal and was also badly at fault with the final goal as Garstang dominated the second half.A real champagne job and I duly cracked a bottle open when my trusty chauffeur warwickian deposited me home at 7 on the dot. A great day out in great company with another ambition achieved ... at least till the beginning of next season!




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Hillonearth
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Apr 30, 2019, 7:57 PM

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With only a few exceptions I can think of Glasgow area amateur sides tend to flit between several "home" grounds depending on what's a) available and b) playable.
These leagues simply aren't set up with spectators in mind, and venues can be announced - and changed - at short notice. Expect venues for GCFA games to appear maybe a week prior to gameday...I'd hazard a guess that Hampden might schedule their home game v St David's on 11/5 for Cathkin, as they played two home games there in April.
The prevailing weather will have the final say - if it's hosing down the week before the 11th, they're just as likely to book a 3G at Toryglen or Glasgow Green in order to get the game played.


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Evostik Southern Premier Division - Central

Mander Cruikshank Solicitors Stadium

Coalville Town 0-1 St Ives Town

Adm: £10 incl glossy prog + badge from shop inside gate £3

Att: 165

Directions: usual lunchtime crawl out of 'ding up to M40 via Oxford A34 ring today (known issues south of Bicester) then beyond Banbury ignoring SatNav that kept telling me to leave M40 & head NE.

I was sure the M42 N/A42 jn13 - A511 would be the quickest/more direct route and having shown est. arrival as anywhere between 15:00 to 15:30 Shocked it eventually acceded to my preference, once I'd reached the M42 and displayed 14:55.

Is a bit of a twist heading down SE from the first roundabout on the A511 (Ashby Rd) but once you get to the famous square clock tower bear right at lights (Belvoir Rd) then 3rd right after a few hundred yards into Owen Rd - ground down the far end on the left.

Facilities:

Plenty of parking space along the top end of the ground - aforementioned shop - upstairs bar and a fair amount of seated cover too -was a bit squally today so shelter needed. Giant floodlight pylons were creaking and 'whistling' to some consternation amongst the crowd.

Food bar also just inside the turnstile - usual stuff and the renowned faggots available.

Match: fairly non-descript - hosts had fallen short of a shot at the play-offs and to be fair the mid-table visitors looked more threatening throughout - the delightfully maned 'Seymour-Shove' witht eh all important goal mid-way first half.

back via a couple of junctions ion the M1 then M69 SW to M40 and home - indoors not long after 19:15

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