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leohoenig
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Another Wednesday, another French public holiday, another cup match.

Coupe du District (Sarthe), Semi-Final
US Vibraye 2-3 US Chantenay
Admission Free, Attendance 300


Only a short drive to this one, about 40 minutes. Two teams in the District League (tier 9). but not in regular competition as they are in different groups.

Vibraye are currently 4th in Group B, 13 points behind the leaders Spay II (who were at home in the other semi-final). Chantenay are 6th in group B, 15 points behind the leaders with Evre l'Eveque in 5th place as the away team in the other semi-final.

The town is a small town, quiet on a holiday afternoon with nothing open and hardly anyone around. The ground is North of the centre, part of a quite large sporting complex. The pitch is railed off with a grass path except on the side where you enter. There is a very tall stand which has little depth on this side.

Game was quite good - the home side had the better of early moves but found themselves a goal down midway through the half. Within a few minutes the scores were level again and this remained the story until half time.

Eight minutes into the second half, it was Vibraye who took the lead, and this lasted a little longer than when Chantenay were ahead. Enough time for Vibraye to bring on three substitutes and for Chantenay to add one to one made at half time.

Up to this time, games I had seen in France with rolling substitutes had only allowed the naming of 14 players, but for this game the teams had named 16 each. Still, while they would bring players back, neither side used more than 14. [In Germany, I have also seen this, where a team could name more than three subs, bring back players who had left the field but were still limited to 14 players fielded during a game]. Chantenay in fact, only used 13 of the named players, even though they ended up making three substitutions. Vibraye made 6 changes druing the second half.

We had a final flurry of excitement after Benoit Leguy put Chantenay ahead again with 89 minutes on the clock. Leguy who was a half time substitute also had the assist for Chantenay's equaliser at 2-2. Vibraye immediately returned their second goalscorer to the field and their keeper pushed upfield for free kicks and corners during the five mnutes of injury time.

Unusually for France, it appears the injury time was mainly accrued through subsitutions, but none were made during the injury time period.

The result was a frenetic final few minutes with the ball constantly being knocked into the penalty area, but no further goals.

I'll try to post this on facebook later, with some pictures.



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Suffolk Premier Cup Final
Leiston 3 Felixstowe and Walton United 2
Portman Road


Admission: £12
Programme:£1
Attendance: 1382


An easier win for Leiston than the score may make it look. Blake got a hat trick for Leiston and they could have been even further ahead. It was not till near the end did Felixstowe got back in it, penalty and a red card saw Felixstowe make the score look more respectable and then in injury time they got another.
Bumped into Youngster and he looked quite happy even if it never looked like his team would get anything out of the game.



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Suffolk Premier Cup Final
Leiston 3 Felixstowe and Walton United 2
Portman Road


Admission: £12
Programme:£1
Attendance: 1382

An easier win for Leiston than the score may make it look. Blake got a hat trick for Leiston and they could have been even further ahead. It was not till near the end did Felixstowe got back in it, penalty and a red card saw Felixstowe make the score look more respectable and then in injury time they got another.
Bumped into Youngster and he looked quite happy even if it never looked like his team would get anything out of the game.


Totally outplayed until near the end, at least we made it look respectable but couldn’t have complained if Leiston had hit 4/5.


Andy D
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May 8, 2019, 10:52 PM

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Middlewich Town 4 Cuddington 0, Cheshire League Presidents Cup Semi Final, Att: 60, Admission/Prog: No

An eventual easy win for the home side after a very ordinary, goal-less first period in which the two division gap between the sides wasn't often apparent. Middlewich scored early in the second half and three goals in the last ten minutes gave the scoreline a rather harsh look as the visitors tired. No changes at Seddon Street since my last visit and although it looked rather tired in places it is still a decent venue for the Cheshire League, cover on both sides with the raised stand on the clubhouse side offering a particularly good view of proceedings. Good company throughout from Martin55 and Scottas of this parish along with a couple of 'hoppers from Preston. Middlewich now play Greenalls Padgate St Oswald in the final at Knutsford on Saturday 18th May.



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May 8, 2019, 11:08 PM

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MINSTER v FAVERSHAM UNITED @ Whitstable. Canterbury Senior Cup Final. kick off: 19.28. result: 3-0 to Minster. Admission & Programme £5. Attendance 41.

Cup finals all over the place down this neck of the woods and I always like to get to the Canterbury one with tonights match being more enjoyable than last years by dint of both teams actually turning up. Very well organized, a 4 page accompaniment that was folded to order, Whitstable's excellent catering facilities in full operation and the 'greed league' was on in the clubhouse. The skill levels would suggest that some of tonight's participants usually play their football at a higher level, and with their usual clubs having finished their programme the local Cup Final Season offers the chance of a few medals. Allegedly. It must be difficult for Isthmian League players to acclimatize to 15 a minute pre. match warm up, punctual kick offs and 10 minute half times. Good to see with grass roots football fast disappearing games like this are still taking place. Match finished at 11 minutes past 9 so all good.


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May 8, 2019, 11:38 PM

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6.45pm
York League, Senior League Cup Semi Final
Easingwold Town 3 Dunnington 1 (att 45 h/c)
Free admission, no progs


Decent game in very poor weather in Easingwold, a village about 10 miles north of York. Premier division Dunnington scored the only first half goal, with the strong wind at their backs, but Easingwold scored three after the break with the conditions in their favour.

Easingwold's ground must be among the best-equipped in the York League. There's a modern clubhouse and plenty of parking, and a pitch that's neatly railed off with dugouts on one side and a small stand opposite. The stand was handy on a wet night, and Colpic and Old Knut were among those taking shelter.

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May 9, 2019, 12:14 AM

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Wednesday 08/05/19
Northern Alliance Premier League
Newcastle University 1 AFC New Fordley 1
Admission free
Programme N/A
Coffee /Bovril £1
Attendance peaked at 20

As the season is almost over wanted another few for 50 for 2018/19

All the way up from Yorkshire by train I had concerns the game would be off but twitter allayed my fears especially as there would be cover at the ground.

Bus ride from Prudhoe station well via Prudhoe micropub took about 10 mins and a walk of about the same time found me at the ground of Prudhoe Town where Newcastle University are playing their home games.

Three stands one out of bounds sheltered the hardy souls who attended on this awful night rain barely stopping all day

The visitors took the lead during the first half until an equaliser with a well struck free kick.

Not the greatest game but both teams did their best in poor conditions.



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Southampton League Senior 1
Nursling 1-7 FC Independence
Headcount 28 including a few hoppers - F + N

Visitors clinch title with comfortable win but scoreline doesn't tell the whole story. It took them 20 minutes to break down the hosts, who needed a point to avoid finishing bottom, the keeper beaten at the near post for the first goal. A second arrived ten minutes before the break but the hosts had the final word in the half breaking down the left hand side to pull a goal back in the 42nd minute, another goal missed by DJ who chose to nip to the changing room toilets that very moment! The hosts were still in the game until the hour when the visiting number 20 scored two goals in the space of a minute, the first a cracking volley. As the ageing Nursling team tired more gaps began to appear and the youthful visitors added three more goals before the end and were presented with the trophy on the side of the pitch after the game.

Nice little village recreation ground which staged Hampshire League football for six seasons from 1989 to 1995, the first four as Nutfield United before changing their name to Nursling in 1993. Two similar single storey buildings back onto the pitch on the entrance side, Nursling and Rownhams village hall which the changing rooms are at the back of and a separate social club building. Beyond the far side is an expanse of longer grass with one goalpost suggesting there was once a parallel pitch here. Behind the goal to the left is a wooded nature reserve, the trees could provide shelter in rain, with the gardens of houses along Nursling Street backing onto the end to the right.


timmy tabby
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May 9, 2019, 8:03 AM

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.....And another at Portman Road along with Mr Druryszki who used the late afternoon arrival to good effect with regard to his Costa's Quest. As per the Suffolk based postings thus far, the outcome gave the false impression that this was a closely fought contest when it was anything but, with the only period where Felixstowe looked consistently threatening was in the final minutes, which by then they were a well beaten by three team. Also surprising given the number of former Leiston players in the Felixstowe starting eleven who would surely have relished the chance to 'put one over' on their former team.

What surprised was how effective and superior Leiston were, especially taking into account an awful end of season where they ended up just one place above a relegation place (though with a comfortable margin between then and St Neots). I am sure the plaudits will fall to a well taken trio of 'poachers' goals by Blake, but their approach play was quick and incisive with SPC winning displays from the likes of Docherty and Finch. The half time text from Felixstowe's Finest suggested that his favourites had chosen the first half to 'have their worst half of the season''.From this angle, they were simply swept aside, though what was of concern to those of a Felixstowe persuasion was the considerable occasions when possession was cheaply lost.

Leiston quickly out of the blocks with Docherty slicing a shot wide before a further long ball in his direction gave him the opportunity of a further shot but he sensibly laid back in the direction of Blake and his shot wide of Spurling gave Leiston an early lead. From thereon for the remainder of the first half, Leiston were in control of proceedings. They should have been further ahead by the interval, but there were crosses from both flanks that were just a few inches in front of Blake and then Finch and then a measured pass from Docherty allowed Blake to turn his marker and send forth a angled effort which was heading into the far corner, but Spurling just obtained enough glove and diverted wide.

Much the same in the second half and the lead was deservedly doubled in the opening minutes with another well worked move this time on the left with Finch's pass allowing Docherty to send over a further low cross and it was a simple task for the predatory Blake to convert past Spurling from close range. Finch then was unfortunate to see his header clip the top of the bar, however a third goal reflected the chasm between the teams at the time and a shot from Docherty was charged down but the rebound fell kindly to Blake who was not going to pass up an easy opportunity to claim his hat trick.

It was only in the final minutes and with the contest seemingly totally out of their reach, that we saw any constant possession and any meaningful chances for Felixstowe. What turned out to be the first significant save from Garnham for Leiston saw a flying tip over from what we collectively described as 'a rocket' from distance from Henry. Soon after Felixstowe were awarded a penalty ostensibly for handball from Christie, who as he had already been shown yellow, received a red for his rather needless indiscretion. J Ainsley sent Garnham in the opposite direction to the penalty to reduce the deficit and this was further reduced in stoppage time when Matthews side footed in from close range. Given that the remarkable Maldon come back at Heybridge was still reasonably intact in the memory, there was the fear of outcome by penalties (thankfully no ET provision on this occasion). However, the Felixstowe revival was a case of too little too late. In fact the best opportunity in the latter stages of stoppage nearly led to an extraordinary goal as Spurling's rushed kicked clearance rebounded off of Blake and missed the post by a narrow margin. Overall no doubt from a neutral perspective that Leiston fully deserved to lift the SPC.

After a slight delay in arriving, it was decided to enter into the Leiston area simply due to the fact that the queue was shorter. Plus points to the SCFA for installing a net and post behind each goal which ensured that wayward shots could be gathered quickly and play thus resumed swiftly rather than have over worked SCFA juniors clamber over rows of seats in pursuit of the ball. Unsure what it was like in the Felixtowe portion but minus points given that there was only one food outlet catering for the Leiston fans meant a blockage of those seeking sustenance whereas others needed a quick break to relieve the bladder.

After the completion of the Ipswich town centre chapter of the Costa's Quest and with Mr Druryszki sensibly off of the Turnip Vodka, it made sense to combine fodder and cheap ale at the (what I was subsequently informed to be) the sole outlet of Mr Martin's diminishing co. in Ipswich. Another example that they can get the combination correct, the vegetable lasagne was palatable and the Wolf Brewery Lavender Honey reminded of the early days of ale drinking when the above brewery's 'Granny Wouldn't Like It' was an almost permanent fixture at RM17 Theobalds.

Easy mid afternoon journey there, the bonus was a perfectly formed return journey from Ipswich to Grays via Stratford in one minute less than 90. Indoors earlier than the previous night, though a 19.30 start rather than the obligatory commencement 15 minutes later did help with the catching of the express from Ipswich.....


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Kilwinning 0-1 Auchinleck Talbot...West Region Prem...Adm £6...Prog £1.50...k.o 1930

A short drive of around 50 miles for tonight's encounter in Kilwinning down Ayrshire way. It saved heading to close to Glasgow around rush hour. I didn't realise till I got to the ground it was to be the last game at Abbey Park. Kilwinning are relocating to Pennyburn a mile or so away where they currently have a pitch but will have to build the infrastructure from scratch...that's according to a local I had a chat with. Reading the programme notes this hasn't pleased everyone and the programme editor in his notes seems to have thrown the towel in with the programme and charity fund raising for the Club.He stated he didnt share the direction the people running the Club were taking it.

As you'd expect a good crowd on tonight and the visit of the Talbot usually brings it's own decent support. Good to see Harry from the Mersey mob who was up here for a few days having been at Somerset Park for Tuesday nights game.

The game itself saw Kilwinning with the breeze at their backs the first half but they failed to capitalise and it was the Bot who took the lead on 40 mins. A cross swung in from the right was touched in by the No 3, who's name escapes me.

I expected Auchinleck to add a few more with the conditions in their favour but they never achieved the seperation to put the game to bed. No further goals, it wasn't through a lack of effort by either side. Both sides wanted it but the game never came to light as you'd expect. Harry summed it up well when he said the game was bubbling under the surface.
Auchinleck will have been happy to take the points, still in second place but with ample games to play to take the title at a canter.
The players received a 'guard of honour' at the final whistle from the boys football team and it was the end of an era at Abbey Park.

Always liked this ground, did notice the railway sleepers that made up the long terrace on the far side have gone. The wheelchair access ramp behind one of the goals is still a work in progress..... no doubt a good idea at the time.

On a very dark and overcast evening, we were lucky to get a dry night. Decent evening out and a good run back up the road without any delay from the Dalry bypass roadworks.



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WestBerksPalace
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May 10, 2019, 6:02 PM

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Thames Valley League Cup Final at Reading FC, Mad Stad.
Marlow United 2-1 Mortimer, Admission £5, prog 50p. Attendance 300-400.

My first visit to the Mad Stad this season.

First experience of this cup final and turned out to be an enjoyable game. Frankly though, Marlow should have won this by 3 of 4, as they dominated for large chunks, and had 3-4 players who looked like they could play at a higher level.
A combination of post, good keeping and slightly wayward shooting meant a rather unjust 0-1 ht score as Mortimer scored on the break.

Although Marlow dominated to a lesser extent in the second half, they were still too good for Mortimer, and the winning goal was a 30 yard floated free kick over the keepers flailing arm.

Mortimer made six, yes six, substitutions, not sure if this league specific or just for the cup final to allow as many players the chance to play on a decent pitch in a big stadium? Mind you the first 3 or 4 were injuries.

Another observation. At half time some league officials gave out some awards at a table pitch side, golden boot, league winners etc. I was staggered by the lack of enthusiasm and zero congratulations they gave the trophy recipients. No well done, well played, or congratulations. Just called down, given trophy, then press photo. It didn't show the league in a good light.

Expected to bump into the likes of Royals26, Dr Love or Gerry Royal of this parish, none spotted in the part of the West Stand I was sitting.

A 7pm start meant key in door at 2140.

The Mad Stad hosts the Reading Senior Cup Final next Friday between Wantage T and AFC Aldermaston, I shall return.



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Dr Love
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Thames Valley League Cup Final at Reading FC, Mad Stad.
Marlow United 2-1 Mortimer, Admission £5, prog 50p. Attendance 300-400.



Expected to bump into the likes of Royals26, Dr Love or Gerry Royal of this parish, none spotted in the part of the West Stand I was sitting.

Also at this one, the first of the three end of season finals here. The half time presentations certainly weren't the best presented. Felt the game was a bit hit and miss, it had its moments though. It was rolling substitutions, at least one of the players off came back later, which I think was the same as last year.


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Thames Valley League Cup Final at Reading FC, Mad Stad.
Marlow United 2-1 Mortimer, Admission £5, prog 50p. Attendance 300-400.



Expected to bump into the likes of Royals26, Dr Love or Gerry Royal of this parish, none spotted in the part of the West Stand I was sitting.

Also at this one, the first of the three end of season finals here. The half time presentations certainly weren't the best presented. Felt the game was a bit hit and miss, it had its moments though. It was rolling substitutions, at least one of the players off came back later, which I think was the same as last year.



Yup was here too - skulking down the north end of the West. Tongue

Checking my all too scant notes from the game, very little to add to WBP & DL's offerings above. Thought Mortimer's 1st half strike was celebrated by far more than either of Marlow's but the crowd was split about 50/50 between the two clubs (excluding neutrals of course).

...and Marlow Utd are reportedly re-joining the Hellenic for 19/20.

Will also be returning for the other 2 finals next Tue 14th (Tilehurst Charity Cup - Sunday Final: Purley v Tilehurst Club) and Fri 17th (Reading Invitation Senior : Aldermaston v Wantage)


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Heston Rovers 3-5 Edusport Academy
South of Scotland League, Haig Gordon Cup SF
on QoTS's plastic
h/c 39
£3 in. No paper. Tea huts not open.




The pause point on the latest trip down to Englandshire to visit the lad in hospital in the daytimes (..and to attend my home town’s Beer Festival in the evenings). The meeting at another company’s offices that I’d been at finished promptly so I was at the garage by 2:30pm ready to pick up the car from its service and get going early. Except that I had to wait until 3:45pm for it to be finished, which therefore made getting this far south for a 7:30 start a tight ask. I suppose I should have cut my losses and turned off for Cumbernauld United, where I would have arrived 45 minutes ahead of that 7pm KO. With a few more ditherers in the way on the motorways, time was getting very tight indeed as I turned off at the A701 and hit that mostly dead straight run into Dumfries, so with nobody else about I could catch up some time there. But evidently a notorious run that one, since I arrived home a few days later to discover that I’d been zapped by a mobile speed camera hidden in the bushes. B*ll*cks! At least I did make it for KO.


Heston Rovers have completely unreadable numbers - yellow on top of black & white stripes, so who it was who scored their 3 first half goals is anybody’s guess. Les étudiants had scored 2 themselves in that opening period, and the fitness of jeunesse showed in the second half as they knocked in a further 3.


Upper Annandale were supposed to be playing the other SF tonight, but opponents Stranraer Reserves were kicked out of this (and another) cup for fielding an ineligible player in a previous round. So several Uppers players were in attendance tonight to spy on what they will meet in the Final. There is only one gate open for Heston games, but some of them had sneaked in at the far side and were under the impression that they shouldn’t have to pay to watch, leading to one Mr Committeeman having an ongoing argument with them, which was quite entertaining to watch.






 
 


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