First Team Sub
May 13, 2019, 9:34 PM
Post #1 of 5
Derby Summer League. KO 19:00. (F&N). Crowd 15.
Broughton Wanderers 2 v 3 Kirk Langley
The ground is in the village of Church Broughton, the pitch partially roped on one side but no other football furniture. The referee and players all changed in their cars.
Surprise result tonight with the Wanderers not firing on all cylinders and finding them selves a goal down at half time, which on my timings was only 35 minutes long. The home side did play a little better in the second period and scored a couple of goals to take the lead and seemed likely to go on and win comfortably. However Kirk Langley snatched a goal back and won with a freak goal when the home keeper kicked the ball against the backside of a Kirk player and it rebounded into the net.
Evening spent in the company of Bob L Hatt of this forum and Derek from Nottingham.
First Team Sub
May 13, 2019, 10:17 PM
Team(s): Ipswich Town
Post #2 of 5
AFC Sudbury 'A' 4 Old Newton United Reserves 2
Suffolk Primary Cup Final
Sudbury dominated from the off and should have gone in at the break out of sight however in fact they only went in 2-0 up with their second goal scored in the last minute of the first half.
Sudbury team looked all under 18 and were far better players technically, but always seemed to want one more touch, they wasted a number of chances and Old Newton capitalised on the missed chances by getting two late goals.
However, the result was never in doubt.
Last New ground; Maidenhead United, Games in 2019/20 Season; 41, New Grounds this Season; 19, Next scheduled game: Ipswich Town v Rotherham United, League One (23/10/19)
First Team Star
May 13, 2019, 10:47 PM
Location: exiled in Aberdeenshire
Team(s): Leeds + groundhopping
Post #3 of 5
Monday night is Aberdeenshire Amateurs night. The obvious target this evening being Grammar FPs, listed at their usual venue of Rubislaw - the Grammar School's open grass playing fields. Arrived there to find nothing happening. The school groundsman was in his pavilion and explained that there'd be no more footy here this season now that he's lined out a running 'track' for the schoolkids on the grass. He had no idea where FPs had gone to instead.
So plan B - the nearby Hazlehead multipitches council PFs, where two fixtures were listed so would provide bracketed ticks - FC Polska, and Jesus House. Got there, nothing happening there either !
Oh sh!t. Time now ticking.
Off to the next-nearest council multipitches venue - Inverdee. Again nowt.
Getting sick of this now.
Last remaining council multipitches venue - Sheddocksley.
Lots of pitches close to the car park, but none being used.
But this vast complex is split in two with further pitches a good walk away on the other side of the trees. Went for a stroll, and indeed found all three taking place there on immediately adjacent pitches- so easily simultaneously viewable as bracketed ticks all 3.
Well, I say "taking place", but in fact all had already just reached HT. Even 3 x 45 does not = 90, half matches don't count, so I walked off, at least having satisfied my curiosity of where the three had actually been.
Blummin' annoying when a league's official site gives venues, but duff ones.
(This post was edited by LeedsPhil on May 13, 2019, 10:50 PM)
Man City Transfer Target!
May 14, 2019, 8:27 AM
Location: Kingdom of Fife
Team(s): Fife teams
Post #4 of 5
East Juniors League Cup Second Group Phase, Group C
Livingston United v Kinnoull, 1-1, H.T. 1-0, Att c.60, Admission £5, No paper, Pie and Coke £1.70
At Station Park, Livingston
Any time I turn up at Station Park it seems to be cold and dreich and the football matches the conditions. Not so this time – a pleasant evening was spent watching an entertaining match in decent weather conditions.
The convoluted format of the League Cup is gradually reaching a conclusion – both teams had to win to keep alive their hopes of winning the group and gaining a place in the Semi Finals. So, the draws means Pumpherston will qualify from the group.
The match served up a contrast in styles. Livingston are a physical team in the mould of traditional junior sides. Their team combines exceptional talent with uncompromising solidity. They are summed up by winger Stevie Murray, once an SPL player with Kilmarnock and latterly with BSC Glasgow. His height to width ratio suggests anything but a model professional lifestyle but his tricks and flicks are superb to watch.
Livi led at half time with a route one type goal. Kinnoull’s second half equaliser was a product of their style of play – good build up, crisp passing, and an ability to find space. The close range finish was excellent.
Further entertainment was provided by the schoolboy-looking referee who produced a virtuoso performance of incompetence. He fully deserved the constant barrage oif barracking from players, officials and spectators alike. His piece de resistance was telling Stevie Murray to get back on the pitch as he prepared to run up to take a free kick twelve inches from the touchline – Murray was preparing an arcing run to launch the ball goalwards. “What happens with a corner ya fud?” was the considered response.
It’s not immediate obvious where the pies are served from but you head in the entrance for the Home dressing room. The quality was mediocre but the price was definitely right. There is a Bar in side the entrance to the Away dressing room.
It’s never a problem parking at Station Park given the poor crowds the club attracts – this was one of the bigger assemblies that I have been part of at Livingston.
The club flirted with a programme earlier in the season – a truly dreadful effort – which unsurprisingly has “ceased publication” by public demand or the lack of it.
Chelsea Transfer Target
May 16, 2019, 11:27 PM
Location: Robin Hood County
Team(s): SV Schadenfreude
Post #5 of 5
19:00 ~ Rotherham Charity Cup Final
@ New York Stadium, Rotherham United FC
Adm & 24-page prog: £5, Att: 338
Westville FC 2
Kieran Hirst: 12' (pen.)
Kieran Hirst: 37'
Nicky Harper sent off 90'+5
AFP FC 4
Jay Short: 64'
Sam Oxley: 75' (pen.)
Rob Branagan: 77'
Jack Denton: 90'+10
Liam Flint sent off 90'+5
Jay Short sent off 90'+7
What a final!
It was remarkably similar to the 2016 final between these two teams... back then AFP led two-nil but Westville won, this year Westville led two-nil but AFP won!! Funny old game football.
One moment's high and glory rolls on by