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Thursday 2nd May 2019


Dave 56
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May 2, 2019, 9:41 PM

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Derby Summer League. KO 19:00. (F&N). Crowd 23

Mayfield 1 v 7 Broughton Wanderers

Another pleasant, peaceful setting in the Derbyshire countryside. The pitch was roped off on the near side and it sloped a little from side to side, falling away into the far corner.

Wanderers should have been 1 up early on when they had what I thought was a cast iron penalty not given by the man who matters. On top of that the home side scored from a goalmouth scramble just minutes later. The visitors were the better side throughout and scored 3 without further reply in the first period.

It took Broughton quite a while to add to their total but eventually they added their 4th and scored 3 more in the last 5 minutes. Enjoyable game played in a good spirit, with hardly any dissent and only a handful of free kicks.

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Welsh League Division 3
Panteg 4 Ynysygerwn 1
No admission or programme, attendance h/c 22

With the only Welsh League game of the evening less than 2 miles from home it would have been rude not to, wouldn't it! So my annual 'silly season' visit to Panteg House saw the hosts come from behind after conceding a 25th minute penalty, to lead 2-1 at half time and score two more after the break. Given that both sides are mid-table there was plenty to keep the attention as they chalked another match off their respective end of season backlogs. Panteg have this problem every year due to a pitch that drains poorly. Ynysygerwn have enjoyed a lengthy run in the League Cup, and play the final two weeks tomorrow.

As seems increasingly often the case at Panteg end-of-season games there was no-one taking gate money or selling programmes, so I and the paltry attendance were deprived of the opportunity to contribute towards club funds and match expenses. Always a nice ground on a sunny evening, though the cricketers practicing on the adjacent square were a definite reminder that the season is almost at an end.

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May 2, 2019, 10:50 PM

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Long Crendon 4-0 Langley
Hellenic 2nd Division East

The top three in this division were level on points, with these the top two going into the final game separated only on goal difference (+96 v + 92), so a point was enough for the hosts tonight. The 4th placed side was only closer to 3rd by a single point than they were to the 15th and bottom placed side.

Long Crendon has two good chances in the first five minutes, but as the half continuted Langley got into the game and created chances of their own. A key incident later in the half saw a Langley player go down on the edge of the box, but the referee waved play on which didn't go down well. Two goals shortly before half time did flatter Long Crendon somewhat at the break. The fightback never really came, though there were chances at both ends, it was the Langley keeper who saw far more action, whilst at the other end most chances ended up going wide. A penalty midway through the half made the scoreline even more comfortable, before the best finish of the game late on. As Long Crendon put it:

Harry Pettingell fires an absolute thunder bastard into the top right bins from 25 yards.

Quite. The best team won on the day, but a closer game would have been expected.

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Hereford 2 Stratford Town 1

Old School Lane: Midland Floodlit Youth League Premier Division South

Having commenced their fixtures back in August, Hereford finally completed their Premier Division South campaign with a home match against the recently-crowned champions, which was previously postponed in April due to a waterlogged pitch. The home team were guaranteed a fourth-placed finish in the section barring a defeat by a four-goal margin. The Bulls had enjoyed a 2-0 victory over Rugby Borough Juniors last Thursday in their previous outing and this would be their last fixture played on grass at Old School Lane before being replaced by an artificial surface following the end of the campaign. Stratford Town were already confirmed as champions and held a 10-point advantage over nearest rivals Worcester City after enjoying a 4-1 win over Alvechurch in their previous outing a fortnight ago.

Hereford broke the deadlock two minutes before the interval when a cross from the left side of the penalty area was converted from close range. The home team doubled their advantage in the opening minute of the second-half when a Hereford attacker spotted the Stratford Town goalkeeper off his line and lifted a shot over the custodian from 25 yards out. The divisional champions responded just two minutes later, halving the deficit virtually immediately after going 2-0 behind, when a visiting forward finished fro close range after cutting in from the left. Both teams created further chances during the remainder of the second-half but were unable to find a way past their opponents' defence. Stratford Town struck an upright in the closing minutes and saw a follow-up effort cleared off the line but the Bulls did just enough to complete their season on a winning note.

2018/19 Statistics
Goals: 824
Matches: 183
New Grounds: 16

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May 3, 2019, 12:24 AM

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Isthmian Premier POSF
Carshalton 1-2 Merstham
Att 1,151, adm £10, prog online

Good to see a big crowd down at Colston Avenue, including a fair few from Merstham, and I was lucky to get the penultimate spot in the (sizeable) car park over half an hour before kick off. Also good to see the regular pair of cask offerings from the Windsor & Etonians brewery in the clubhouse, the Gold going down a treat.

First half was a good one. A defensive slip let in Figueira in the opening minute to smash the visitors ahead but the Robins soon found their skilful attacking football and Adeniyi slipped home a deft finish a quarter of an hour later. In the ascendancy the Robins hit the post midway through the half but that was as good as it got for them. Merstham controlled much of the second half, snuffing out Carshalton's considerable attacking threat, and the winner ten minutes from time came as little surprise. Time for the obligatory playoff red card with five left as Robins' striker Koroma argued a decision with the ref to pick up a second yellow and Merstham saw the game out despite a bit of desperate late pressure.

Disappointment mixed with pride for Carshalton as their first season back in the Premier ends with a second place finish and a decent Trophy run. Hard part might be keeping hold of their better players, Ricky Korboa (although subdued tonight) being one who could surely flourish at a higher level. Merstham too look a good side with skilful pacy forwards and it'll be fascinating to see if they can keep punching above their weight all the way into the National South.

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May 3, 2019, 1:31 AM

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Westmorland League Div 2Staveley Utd 0-2 Kirkby Stephen
Free Entry, Programme £1 (a Len issue)
Att 55 at Ayland Recreation Ground, Staveley, Kendal
My second time seeing KS as an away team in a fortnight. Pleasant evening, a good dozen or so hoppers present.
Both goals in first half. Ground is on right side of main street right in the centre of the village, with a pub across road, churchyard and bowling green beside it and a small business park containing a brewery with parking 100 yards away.
Good conversation, reasonable football, remained dry throughout despite bleak skies in a very scenic part of the world

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May 3, 2019, 1:48 AM

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Chadderton Cott 5 Stoconians 3rds 0
Lancashire & Cheshire League Whitehead Cup Final
at West Didsbury & Chorlton FC
KO 7.30pm - Attendance approx 150
Entrance £2 - included free programme

This is the Cup competition for clubs in the Lancashire & Cheshire League Div A & B

Chadderton Cott are the champions of Div A in their 1st season of existence
Stoconians 3rd team play in Div B, while their 1st and 2nd teams play in higher divisions in the L&C League - the club is 90 years old this season.

West Didsbury & Chorlton are used for the Cup Final as they are a former club of the league, before their move to the Manchester League and then the North West Counties League

This was my 1st visit to the ground that is situated in what appears to be a very posh area of Chorlton called Chorltonville, which is signposted as a Conservation Area. The ground is very smart and pleasant. Includes a cafe/bar with hot and cold food, and full club house with multiple tables etc.

The ground seating areas are very small and behind the goal where the clubhouse is. Small covered standing behind the other goal. Hard standing is elsewhere, with grassy areas if you prefer. Seemed more like a good Step 7 ground to me, and I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be able to go up to Step 4, but that would be some time away to worry about as they have finished the season next to bottom and so presumably are on the way to Step 6 again.

The game was always going to be dominated by Chadderton Cott, who's reserves had only lost 1-0 to Stoconians 3rds in the semi-final. Would have been a bit of a lame final if both Chadderton Cott teams had made it.

By HT it was 3-0 thanks to goals on 9, 16 and 29 mins - well deserved, although Stoconians almost pulled one back at 2-0 as they hit the crossbar.

It was 4-0 on 50 mins a bizarre looping ball high and landed over the line in the net.

5-0 on 65 mins and I was all set for a last quarter full of goals, but that was that for the scoring.

Overall a very pleasant night - my first time at the ground and first time seeing both teams, and I'm pretty sure first time seeing any game in the Lancs & Cheshire League or Cups.

(This post was edited by simonsm on May 3, 2019, 1:50 AM)

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May 3, 2019, 6:38 AM

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Long Stratton - 2 UEA - 4 AET
Mummery Cup Final
FDC Bowthorpe
Attendance - 318 (official)
Admission - £3 (incl 20 page Barnes Print programme)

I can't remember the last time I saw I a team play on successive days but it certainly hasn't been for many years. I did wonder how UEA would cope after their Derby Day defeat yesterday, a few changes to the line up.
A decent match with both sides looking to attack however it was late in the first half before we saw any goals, UEA taking the lead with 41st minutes penalty which was cancelled out 3 minutes later. LS took the lead after 54 minutes before gifting UEA an own goal 7 minutes later. UEA looked most likely to win in normal time but no more goals meant extra time (2 x 10 minutes) and after a goalless first period UEA went ahead 4 minutes in to second period and made sure in stoppage time.
The usual local hoppers in attendance and car parking was as chaotic as ever.

Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.

timmy tabby
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May 3, 2019, 8:27 AM

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....Meanwhile at the other Isthmian Premier POSF, the same outcome but an outcome that perhaps was not so unexpected....

Haringey Borough 1 v 2 Tonbridge Angels - Isthmian League Premier Division Play Off Semi Final
Prog 16 pages £1.00 - Admission £10.00 - Att 810

...A result that in perspective has to be taken in the context of the hosts second half of the season when they went from being serious challengers to Dorking Wanderers but ended up in a distant third place and only just scraped into the Play Off's. Coupled with injuries and departures of key players meant that the first half display lacked the fluency of the November and December displays that lured in for umpteen consecutive Monday evening fixtures.

In contrast Tonbridge were functional and by far the better team in the first half and the two goal lead meant that it was too difficult an obstacle for the hosts to ascend, however massive praise for them giving it a real go in the second half and those of our grouping that have an extra time phobia were on edge right up to the final shrill of the man in blacks whistle.

As an aside it was noted that the deputation of Isthmian League blazers took up their seats at 19.46 IMT, though we were away soon after. The hosts on the whole were rather leaden going forward, they did utilise the flanks to good effect but the final ball was lacking. In the opposite direction, Tonbridge were more direct with Pajetat in the home goal, leaping to his right to push round the post a drive from Stone that was heading just inside the far post . They then had the ball in the net with Stone tapping in from close range after Ramadan's excellent curling shot came back off the inside of the post, however the flag was up as Stone was clearly offside.

Not long to wait for the Tonbridge opener with Ramadan out on the left floating in what looked like a cross but turned out to be deceiving shot which beat Pajetat in flight and sailed over the head of O'Donoghue situated on the line. The lead was then doubled with Derry's through ball setting Ramadan free thus creating the kind of 1 defender to 3 attackers break normally seen in the final minutes. Ramadan's ball inside though found the only Haringey defender, however he could not control and McKenzie took advantage with a perfectly struck 20 yard drive just inside the far post. At half time the Round Robin text stated that on the basis of the first half display that it would be very difficult to see Haringey mount any form of comeback.

The curious aspect of the contest was that the hosts were infinitely more purposeful in the second period and exerted extensive pressure. They pulled a goal back courtesy of an Oyenuga penalty awarded after Dellaverde was hauled down in the area. The former's spot kick is worth a YouTube/Haringey Twitter view for the deception that the penalty taker is showing no confidence, hesitating and stopping before nonchalantly taking the perfect penalty. The problem for Haringey though was a several bad misses, especially Oyenuga's from close range where he sent and to use the correct footballing cliche 'gilt edged' closer to White Hart Lane rather than the Tonbridge goal.

Dellaverde was proving to be a constant threat on the right and one run saw his shot take the faintest of deflections off of Henly in the Tonbridge goal against the base of the post. in a frantic final few minutes, a rising shot from Akinwande came back off the underside of the bar, leading to a VAR call or the provision of a Russian linesman and then Dellaverde trying to round Henly took too firm a touch and the ball careered over for a goal kick. In between the excitement of the near misses, the Tonbridge defence was quietly effective and there were a number of timely blocks, In the end, it was a brave attempt from the hosts to recover from two down but the half time gap was just slightly too much.

Joined up outward journey and on arrival at 18.30 thought that the gates would not be open and the bar area would be empty. Arrived to find the bar area already filling up. To avoid the Emirates hordes on the Piccadilly Line on the return, took advantage of Geoff's of this parish, kind offer of a lift to Gants Hill, from then it was a simple task keeping ahead of those whose evening had consisted of the Europa League. Indoors a few minutes after 23.00......

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In the company of Dr.Love at Oxford City FCís Court Place Farm for...

Hellenic Div.2 East
Long Crendon 4-0 Langley

Entry: £5
Attendance: headcount of 70+

As Dr.Love says, anyone turning up would have expected a closer contest. Langley fought hard and had their chances, but the deficit could have been even wider had the visiting goalkeeper not made several fine reflex point-blank saves. However, he could do nothing about Crendonís late fourth goal, possibly the most sweetly taken strike Iíve seen all season.

Unless something unexpected comes up (like tickets for the League One play-offs Unsure), this is most likely my final match of the season. Sixty matches is fewer than for many years (and well below the 103 I saw in 2013), but some of my forty-five new ticks will live long in the memory: visits to the grounds of Harwich & Parkeston, York City, Workington, Braintree, East Thurrock, Stourbridge and others were a privilege to attend.

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May 3, 2019, 7:38 PM

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Leamington 4 Nuneaton Borough 1
Birmingham Senior Cup.Final

Ultimately a comfortable win for The Brakes after an awful first half where both teams seemed incapable of putting two passes together.Once Colby Bishop scored for The Brakes there was only going be one winner.Bishop also scored the third goal and I'll be amazed if he's still wearing a Leamington shirt next season.His strike rate since returning to the team in October after a long term injury has been most impressive.

This match was played at the the St.Andrews home of Birmingham City and the ground had obviously changed a lot since I was last there back in the 80s.We were sat in the Spion Kop which used to be a massive terrace along the side.Excellent evening with admission costing £5 plus £2 for a programme.

Formerly known as Warwick Brake

(This post was edited by Warwickian on May 3, 2019, 7:39 PM)

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May 3, 2019, 8:28 PM

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Re: [Warwickian] Thursday 2nd May 2019 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Did they give out the attendance?

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May 3, 2019, 9:00 PM

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In Reply To
Did they give out the attendance?

No,they didn't.I'd like to know as well!

Formerly known as Warwick Brake

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May 3, 2019, 9:48 PM

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Great Chishill 1 Bassingbourn 5
Foster Cup
40 or so locals and no paper

A drive into the highlands of South Cambs to see what I think was a quarter final tie......Chishill are one league higher currently although as of next season Bassingbourn will join them in Premier B, third-top tier in the Cambs League.

The Ground is your fairly usual rec with football pitch and cricket square. The main difference at Great Chishill compared to most in Cambs is the pronounced side-to-side slope down away from the changing rooms/pavilion side.

A later than planned finish at work coupled with contending with the Cambridge rush hour traffic meant I arrived a while after kick off but still 0-0 when I got there. Met up with my Ely-based pal to watch a very feisty game.

It soon became evident that Bassingbourn were the better team, and they lead 2-0 at half time with no real prospect of Chishill getting back into the game. 2nd half was for a while a very different affair for a while as Chishill took the game to Bassingbourn and reduced the lead. Bassingbourn responded to this threat to their lead but stuffing Chishill out of sight, striker Anthony James-Lane adding to his two in the first half by scoring all five for his team. He was taken off the pitch with about 15 to go to ensure he wasn't sent off by the ref as the on-going "banter" continued between both teams.

Away from the football a quick march at half time took me to the highest point on the map in Cambridgeshire, 479 feet (146 metres) above sea level.

Looking forward to seeing a bit more of Bassingbourn as the season comes to an end as they are in both Foster and Bambridge Cup action in South Cambs over the next week or so.


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