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FatCat
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Aug 13, 2019, 9:01 PM

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White Notley 6-0 Flitch United (HT: 1-0)
Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier Division (Step 7)
Kick Off: 18:30
Admission: Free
Attendance: 30 h/c

At the start of the game White Notley seemed to get too wound up at the official’s decisions and opponents fouls, but eventually the game settled and they took the lead after many chances that went begging.
All too often Notley were caught offside and also misfired in front of goal after all the hard work had been done, which kept the score to the solitary effort at half time.
Just after half time though the home side grabbed their second and it was more or less contest over.
Notley added a further four goals to seal a comfortable win.
It could have been many more as profligacy in front of goal continued throughout the second period.
Flitch had a couple of chances to score, and maybe deserved one, but purely as a sympathy vote.

Oak Farm is a basic ground with no hard standing, seats or cover, but the pitch is railed off and has a nice rural setting.
A couple of combine harvesters where at work in the adjacent field making a pleasant backdrop.
Notley also have a good clubhouse for this level.



paulh66
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Aug 13, 2019, 10:26 PM

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Cambs County Prem
Eaton Socon 2-2 Cherry Hinton
Around 50 in attendance
Adm £2, no paper

Opening night of fixtures in this league and a decent game to start things off. Good ebb and flow to this with both teams having spells in the ascendancy before an end to end finish. Cherries weathered early pressure to take a 2-0 lead but the home side pulled one back before the break and hit a beaut to equalise late on. Fair result in the end.

The ground is on the western side of St Neots so only a few minutes off the A1, but quite a hike from the railway station on the other side of town. It's certainly one of the better step 7 venues and, judged on appearance, if it had floodlights and a few more seats it'd probably tick all the boxes for step 6. Fully enclosed, pitch fully railed, a good-sized timber stand in the near corner next to the pay box, a smaller length of cover further down on halfway and, beyond that, the smallest bar/decking area you'll ever see at a ground. Hardstanding down this side and behind the far goal. Loads of parking as the ground is on the edge of a park and adjacent to indoor and outdoor bowls facilities.

Unfortunately the FA has deemed the pitch here too small for the club to be allowed promotion so they're trying to get council permission to expand a few metres, which would involve chopping down some trees, planting new ones and extending the perimeter fencing. I wish them well with that.

Pre-match relaxers taken in the Ale Taster, an excellent pub just off the town centre, near the more established Pig & Falcon. Interesting selection of six being pulled straight from the barrel - my halves were in perfect nick - with a few more on craft keg if that's your thing.

Enjoyable evening out and, thanks to the 6.15 kick off, a hassle-free trip home before the cone brigade started.


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Aug 13, 2019, 10:44 PM

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PONTARDAWE TOWN 0 GARDEN VILLAGE 0

@Pontardawe Leisure Centre
Attendance : 67

A game of two halves in every sense of the word. Garden Village started with a bang getting 14 corners in the first 32 minutes. Had it not been for Reeves, the home keeper, GV would have had at least seven goals to their name.
It was totally opposite for the second half as Pontardawe swept forward getting a dozen corners of their own and missing many easy goal chances.
Erratic refereeing did not help matters and right at the end he showed GV's Evans a second yellow card, but no red. The assessor was not amused.


HantsLondoner
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Aug 13, 2019, 10:44 PM

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National League

Eastleigh 1 Sutton U. 1

admission S/T, otherwise £15, programme £2-00, attendance 1750 (71 away)
last season's 7th v 9th
I've enjoyed watching Sutton several times in the past - not so tonight. They decided to counter Eastleigh's physical style with one of their own, as a result we had a niggly, frustrating match with neither team able to play much creative football because of effective pressing and defending. The home team had more of the play but were unable to threaten very often. To compound this the ref was often unable to tell what was a real foul and, if there was one, who was responsible. The visitors were also very effective at timewasting in the last half hour. A frustrating night.
To what action there was: early on, Winter had an early shot over for the home team, then we had two goals in two minutes from set-pieces: in the 13th minute, an Eastleigh free-kick was glanced on by Rendell for Atkinson to convert at the far post; then a strange equaliser as another free-kick came off a defender and hit Collins and trickled onto the net, keeper Stryjek already having gone the wrong way. After that the home team had most of the play but were neutralised by a midfield battle - Partington was denied a penalty as he was clattered into as a cross went to him at the far post, and a good move saw Williamson played in at the right of the penalty area, keeper Butler coming out well to block him. HT 1-1.
After the break, Eastleigh sub Smart looked useful on the right wing, bringing a bit of variety; his cross set up Williamson early on but his shot was deflected just wide. The visitors then had a couple of chances as Milson's well-struck free-kick went straight through the wall, but Stryjek was right behind it. Then Buguiel was allowed to turn, but his powerful shot was just wide. After that, the home team were on top again, Green came close with a couple of good shots and his cross saw sub Barnett head over under pressure. As we approached the end there was more pressure from the Spitfires, Barnett forced a good save from Butler, then hit another shot, then in injury time Hollands and Partington came close. Probably a fair result but not a lot of fun.




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Dave 56
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Aug 13, 2019, 10:44 PM

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West Lancs Division 2. KO 18:45. (F&N). Crowd 34.

Storeys of Lancaster 4 v 1 Garstang Reserves

Storeys play at Wellington Road LA1 4DN, in the Bowerham area of Lancaster. The ground is behind some garages and has a changing room block with a tea bar and toilets. The pitch is roped off on the nearside and the rest of the pitch is surrounded with wooden posts and a wire mesh fence. The only phone number on the league website was an invalid number when I rang it and from my enquiries at the ground the final digit should be a 9 not a 7. Although there is no name listed for this number it is the secretary and the full number is 07719 471239. Parking is not usually allowed inside the ground but is plentiful in the side streets.


This was something of a shock result. Garstang had won their opening two games scoring 10 goals, whereas Storeys had hit rock bottom, failing to score and conceding 11. The first twenty minutes saw Garstang miss five or six clear cut chances and the home side had a couple of decent efforts as well but it ended 0-0 at half time.

Storeys no.9 B.Rothery scored three minutes into the second period and added to his tally steadily throughout the half, scoring all four goals. The visitors managed just a stoppage time consolation from a free kick.


oxpete
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Aug 13, 2019, 10:51 PM

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National North
Boston United 1-0 Leamington

Entry: £13
Attendance: 1,083

A revisit after nineteen years, and very little seems to have changed in that time at this grand old non-League football ground - plenty of terracing, corrugated roofing and old seating hemmed in tight on the pitch, and a proper old-fashioned atmosphere of non-stop singing without the need for any drum-banging. It’ll be a sad day when it goes at the end of the season.

A bloody good hum-dinger of a match on the pitch, too. The first-half was a balanced but free-flowing contest with good chances at both ends for two attack-minded sides. But when Boston took the lead with a penalty on 50mins, they then went on to crank up their attacking attitude, stretching the Leamington defence to its limit and forcing the visiting goalie into several fine saves. Drama reached its extreme in the final ten minutes when, in a match that until that point had been very much hard but fair, a crunching tackle led to a prolonged twenty-one man brawl in midfield with several players swinging punches, and the referee sending two from each side packing.

A fine evening that’ll live long in the memory. Anyone still to tick this lovely old ground should definitely make the effort.


Windy
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Aug 13, 2019, 11:08 PM

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FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Replay - Pagham 0 Tunbridge Wells 2 - Admission £6 - Programme £1.50 - Attendance 92

First ever visit to this West Sussex ground and on entering the area, I passed the ground of Bognor Regis who were also at home tonight.

To say that Tunbridge Wells were a class above Pagham would be an understatement. How the match was goalless at the break was explainable only by saying that desperate defending together with some fine saves by the home keeper, Lewis Boughton, had prevented the Kent side from being home and hosed. The goal had to come and it did very early in the second half when a deep cross from the right was met on the half volley by Jason Thompson, with the ball bouncing down into the ground and then flying over the head of the keeper into the net. Thompson then got his and Tunbridge Wells second from the penalty spot after Boughton had brought down Danny Powell and that was game over.

I can’t remember Pagham having a shot during the match and they were soundly beaten by a far better side with the scoreline not doing justice to the dominance of Tunbridge Wells.

Third match seen in the FA Cup over the past few days with each attendance being in the 90’s (90, 92 and 99) which is a bit of a coincidence.


Mark
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Aug 13, 2019, 11:20 PM

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Churchstoke 5-2 Knighton Town
Mid Wales League Div 2
Attendance: 46
Admission: £3, no progs

Decent enough game though not helped by the long grass and piles of dead grass suggesting that it had, rather surprisingly, been cut recently. Kick-off was delayed by 10 minutes due to the staggered late arrival of the visiting players by which time they could manage the bare eleven, and a further two turned up during the first half. They always looked second best.

Grounds in mid Wales rarely disappoint and this was another worthy addition to the list, assisted by some splendid hill views. Camlad Park is fully enclosed and railed on both sides, with the near side featuring hard-standing, both dugouts and a home-made stand with two steps of terracing and a perspex roof. Behind these are a large community building which housed the changing rooms, toilets and tea bar, from which a limited range of hot drinks and snacks were available throughout the game.


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Hornchurchspur
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Aug 14, 2019, 2:46 AM

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I'm following Windy around as I was also at Pagham tonight.

Like his report from Northampton ON Chenecks on Sunday, tonight's summary is entirely accurate and I can confirm that Pagham did not have a shot at goal all game and indeed none of their players managed to touch the ball in the Tunbridge Wells penalty area in the whole 90 minutes. Quite why they were trying to play multiple passes when they couldn't do so accurately and the teammates they were passing to were incapable of controlling the ball is beyond me. Generally they were lucky to reach the halfway line before losing the ball and it was only Tunbridge Wells wayward first half finishing that kept the scoreline respectable.

I'm visiting Tilbury on Saturday to watch Cambridge City's first game in the Isthmian League so I'll look forward to reading Windy's report from there later in the evening.


Digdagdog
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Aug 14, 2019, 5:55 AM

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Carabao Cup R1
Memorial Stadium
Bristol Rovers 3 Cheltenham Town 0
Admission: £5 (internet offer) Paper available Attendance: 2,909

A no-brainer at £5 a pop to tick my nearest League ground. Not fond of the team and the ground has a peculiar quaintness about it with nothing matching and that strange tent structure at one end. I was in the home Thatchers terrace.
Parking was easy on a small-crowd night although Glos were at home in the T20 Blast dowqn the road. On the pitch the Gas blew away the Robins, who were staid and unadventurous all night.
A terrible 1st half lit up by a rebound goal from young Ryan Smith, who impressed all night. He got a second with a volley and then laid the winner on. Match then petered out. Thankfully I only had to put up with one rendering of "Goodnight Irene"...happy days



2018-19 Games: 166 Goals: 611 GPG: 3.68 New Grounds: 96
2019-20 Games: 31 Goals: 123 GPG: 3.97 New Grounds: 22


mxhornet
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Aug 14, 2019, 7:03 AM

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Longham - 6 Necton - 0
Anglian Combination Division Five North
Bexfield Drive, Foulsham
Attendance - 20ish
Free admission, no programme

I had previously seen Longham at home and AC football at Foulsham so just a bracketed tick last night. Having missed Longham at both North Elmham and Barnham Broom, I was keen to get them ticked early this season and the AC fixtures were kind with nothing else to rival this game, in fact it was a bit of a surprise that this was a Tuesday game rather than Wednesday as lower divisions tend to play Wednesday.
Most present expected an easy Longham win but despite going one nil up after 14 minutes, Necton were giving them a game and looked quite capable of getting a goal back. However 3 goals in 6 minutes leading up to the hour changed the complexion of the game, with Longham now 4-0 ahead it was a case of how many. The fifth came after 70 minutes and then the sixth with 6 minutes to go.



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.


Mike S
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Aug 14, 2019, 7:12 AM

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Torridgeside 1 Holsworthy 2

Attendance c100 Admission £5 no prog

Don’t tend to post on football attended by others or in this case posted by a local visitor on Saturday

As always in this part of the world a cracking day out, with time during the day in Taunton for the first time in 8 years, Barnstaple for only slightly less and every church in Devon viewed was open

As to the ground, it is at present a long way short of step 6 and the list of requirements is lengthy, floodlights, seats, walkway to dressing room, more hardstanding and then enclosing the ground and possibly overcoming access issues to all but one side

In view of the work required, this will be their priority and could be a hard season on the pitch, although it was a much closer match than Saturday result

As to the facilities they have, there is plenty of cover just all on different pitches with a new looking cover on the halfway line and older one facing the adjacent parallel pitch. On arrival the Ford then thing I saw was players arriving in Braunston fc clothing and they played at assume the res on a third pitch beyond a hedge and this too had cover. To complete the set access and parking is along two sides of the rugby club and this too has cover. If the RU take a gate then it’s hard to see how both could be home together

One final thing is that the newest cover is on the main pitch so maybe a pitch move in recent times


timmy tabby
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Aug 14, 2019, 7:45 AM

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.....Another early season trend noticed is a tendency to turn up to games between two well balanced teams, neither of which give the impression that they are going to trouble the leader boards in the latter stages of the season. Another example here with....

Hendon 1 V 1 Metropolitan Police - Southern League Premier Division 1 South
Prog 28 pages £2.50 * + ** - Admission £11.00 - Att 176

* A lot of info crammed into the pages with a couple of historical articles that I am sure that the also present Hendonian will enjoy, the sort of articles that do not always sit well online.

** Gave HFCSA the usual support spending 50p on a teamsheet and lobbing some loose change in the rattling bucket at the end.

....And also another early season trend being the prevalence of the 'onesy' outcome. The 4th 1 1 draw in the last 6 games.

Reasonable enough 90 and few minutes, well contested but both teams have seen changes in player personnel of the summer (in the case of the visitors quite dramatic with only 3 starters from the Super Play Off Final three months ago) and clear both teams are gradually acclimatising to each other and re-learning their co-ordination.

First half had it's moments but there were not many of them as Chappell looked dangerous on the left for Hendon sending over good crosses buth they rarely posed a threat apart from when Callcutt turned into space and skied over. The sort of rather anodyne first half that at the end you could sense a possible early season outbreak of nuls.

The second half was more open and the Met nearly took the lead with a superb effort from distance from Mazzone which Grace just managed to touch over the bar. With 15 left, the best opportunity of the evening when a quick break saw the Met defence badly disorganised allowing Harriott to take Burns in the visiting goal out of the equation leaving Chappell with what looked like the simple task of rolling the ball into the gaping net, the task was in the process of being complete but what was not expected was Robinson travelling back at speed an just able to wrap a toe around and clear off the line.

The fear of the nuls was thankfully vanquished with 10 minutes left with English doing very well on the left in a very confined space to send over a cross which Callcutt headed past Burns just under the bar to give Hendon the lead. A lead that was only held for a matter of minutes as the home defence failed to clear a corner Knight chipped back into the area and Arthur untidily forced over the line at the far post. The Met had the better chances in the latter stages but a Mazzone missed a great chance having peeled away from his marker but seeing the cross bounce off his head wide rather than him direct it purposefully with his forehead and then after a scramble, Fisher lashed over the bar. With hope that over the next 9 months, there will be much better contests to what was seen here.

Arrived at SJP after a rather taxing schlep from Colindale LU expecting at least a half of what was on offer on the handpump in the bar, however regrettably there was no ale to be had and the taste buds scream no when offered cold bottled Hobgoblin from a fridge. Return journey was not the best with an animated LU operative imploring us to leave the train at St Johns Wood due to an emergency. which was in fact caused by a faulty train on the opposite track, which rather worryingly was emitting some smoke. Indoors a quarter of an hour after the commencement of Wednesday....


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Westfields 4 Congleton Town 1

Allpay Park: Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Replay

This evening provided me with my fifth visit to Allpay Park in the space of three weeks after Saturday afternoon Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie in Cheshire finished in a 1-1 draw. Westfields hit the headlines three years ago when they made it all the way through to the first round proper of the competition for the first time in their history after starting their run at this same stage of the competition back in August 2017. The Hereford club made it through six stages ofteh qualifying competition before eventually bowing out to Curzon Asthton following a replay in Greater Manchester. The following term saw the Allpay Park outfit reach the second qualifying round before an early exit at the earliest stage of the FA Cup last term after being thumped 6-1 at Romulus. Westfields sat proudly at the head of the Hellenic League Premier Division table, following their lateral transfer from the Midland League Premier Division in the summer, and had enjoyed comfortable home victories over Windsor (5-0) and Longlevens (4-1) thus far. Congleton Town also ply their trade at step five in the pyramid but found themselves in the lower echelons of the North West Counties League Premier Division after collecting a single point from their opening two league fixtures. Both teams knew that they would host United Counties League Premier Division outfit Lutterworth Town in the preliminary round of the competition if they were successful in tonight’s replay.

The visitors made the better start to this and went close very early but could only head wide of the far post from a fifth minute corner before a low cross from the right was deflected narrowly wide of the far post 10 minutes later. Westfields took their time too find their feet against opponents that bellied their relatively low league position and went close in the 27th minute when Aidan Thomas broke down the right flank any eventually cut inside a defender but could only fire his low shot straight at the Congleton Town custodian. The hosts eventually opened the scoring in the 10th minute when Thomas latched on to a through ball before delivering his shot past the goalkeeper. Captain Paul Jones saw his low 25 yard free-kicked parried by the Congleton Tow stopper in the 47th minute before clipping the top of the crossbar just a minute later after an inviting cross whipped in from the left flank. The Hereford club doubled their lead 11 minutes after the interval when Thomas found the back of the net with a deflected 25 yard drive. Thomas then latched on too a well-timed pass in the 67th minute before lifting the ball over the advancing Congleton Town goalkeeper. The Westfields striker pounced on a poor backpass to the visiting goalkeeper four minutes later to net his fourth goal of the evening. The home team came close to adding a fifth goal from an 80th minute corner but the Congleton Town goalkeeper was able to save an attempted lob. The Cheshire club scored seven minutes later with a close range shot on the turn but this was just a mere consolation for their efforts.

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Goals: 145
Matches: 29
New Grounds: 4


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FA Cup Ex Prem Reply.
Wolverhampton Casuals V Romulus H/T 1-1, F/T 1-1 AET 1-2.
£6 in but yet again offered seniors rate…. Programme £1. As I drove to the ground in my EV I felt sufficiently green to be able to buy one. And excellent it was too. If it had had been an afternoon kick off I would have cycled there and back so who knows, I might have brought two! The edition sold out according to a home official.
Chips at half time…don’t tell the wife £1.30, hot and tasty.
Attn. 132 official.

This is the second time I have seen Romulus play. The first time was some 20 years or so back when they were either still a Sunday side, or had just moved to Saturdays. They entertained Bloxwich Town in a preseason friendly on a park field somewhere. They described themselves as being a club with big plans which, to a degree came true over the next two decades. I seem to remember that Bloxwich won the match but it was not a comfortable victory. I am glad Romulus did things correctly and built rather than simply throwing money at it, like Bloxwich did for a time.

Returning to the match, I had not realised that both of the Causals matches so far this year had been nil all draws, so I was not hopeful for a high scoring encounter and yep, what I got was a tight, close game where while both teams pushed and made chances, defences were on top and keepers only had a small number of saves to make. However, the visitors did give me some hope opening the scoring on only 3 minutes after the home side failed to clear the ball in the box and allowed a deflected shot home from 12 yards.

The visitors had every much the better of the pressure in the half but with five minutes left of the half the home side levelled it. Now I have grumbled previously about the new law changes: they are a joke and will ruin football, so here was yet another example of where they have caused referees not to have a clue. In this case, a bit of ping pong in the box resulted in the ball striking a defender on the hand. His arm was away from the body so of course that’s not a natural position (whatever that means. Answers in less than 1 000 words accepted) so it must be a spot kick. Wrong. The ref simply played on. After the joke that was the penalty I saw on Saturday when the ball was headed against a defenders arm from a yard away, I am baffled by how this wasn’t. Anyway, it didn’t matter as from the resulting scramble, the visiting keeper was given no chance from close range.

The second half was again a tight affair but three minutes into the half, the visitors did have a shot blocked on the line with the rebound crashing back off of the bar, while on 60, a home forward made space for himself after breaking the defence but could only put his shot well wide. The home side did have a strong call for a penalty on 70 minutes when a forward was pulled back not once but twice in the box. Again this was waved away.

The game got a bit niggly thereafter and again the new rule changes proved to be useless. Now, I will confess I don’t know if the joke which are “Sin Bins” is in operation in the FA Cup but the abuse shouted at the assistant referee on the Stand side by the visiting number 3 and 5 should have resulted in both of them spending time off of the pitch, or at least receiving a yellow card. Sadly nothing was said. And number three, if you think you have the right to threaten a member of the crowd with physical violence, think again. You will be the one being banned for life if you do. You are a nasty piece of work who has no place on a football field.

The match petered out into a series of niggly fouls and moaning and into extra time we went.

Unlike the rest of the match, it was the home side who were on the front foot for the first period of the extra 30 and indeed, they went very close on 92 when it was only the feet of the visiting keeper who kept them in the match. The visitors however, returned to dominance without creating much in the second half but did look to have scored on 113 but the ball actually skimmed the bar and hit the catch netting behind the goal….from my angle it looked like it had gone in.

The winning goal when it game was a sickner for the home side who had defended well as there were less than 2 minutes left. A low cross in the box was headed towards the goal: the keeper got two hands on it but somehow it found the net. The match then went from bad to worse when the home number 7 was sent off for a second bookable offence: a little harsh was the general feeling.

Overall, a good match to watch. The visitors were on top but the home side coped well with the pressure and were a little unlucky to lose with so little time less. As for Romulus, I didn’t really like their attitude so I doubt I will be seeing them again within the next 20 years.


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Tonbridge Angels 1 Concord Rangers 0
Conference South
Admission £13, programme £2.50

A coupon buster, in that prior to this game, Tonbridge had lost all three games, whereas Concord had won all theirs.
It was the right result though, even if it took 89 minutes for the goal to arrive. The home side twice hit the woodwork and missed several other chances. Concord were compact enough, but didn't seem top of the table material.
This completed all three divisions of the conference for me, with a very good ground, and a bit better game than a last minute goal suggests.


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Somerset County League Stockwood Green 1 Westfield 6 No admission charge or programme.

A couple of days staying with a friend in rural Somerset afforded me the opportunity to take in two games in this competition which it should be pointed out even at Premier Division level has club assistants.
For once my trusty Google maps proved less than reliable in finding this venue and we ended up passing a grand total of 6 grounds in the course of the evening's odyssey.
Stockwood Green play on Horsley Hill in Whitchurch just beyond Bristol's urban sprawl. The ground is high on a hill and is almost opposite Bristol Spartak's more basic home. It is a pitch of end to end undulation, railed off on all 4 sides with dugouts on the western side of the ground and fairly rudimentary changing rooms about 50 yards from the pitch. There is a small bar with a few tables and chairs around it.
This entertaining game started well but Stockwood played with a lack of defensive discipline throughout and a very impressive Westfield outfit cut them apart at will. 4-1 up at half time the game was effectively over by half time bit two good chances were blazed over by SG in the early minutes of the second half whereupon a visibly coasting Westfield outfit added a couple more late in the game and could have had more but for over elaboration in their attempts to find the back of the net.
Clutton v Stockwood Wanderers tonight as I complete my mini tour of Somerset County League grounds.



"There's a man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Milletts".

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Torridgeside 1 Holsworthy 2

In view of the work required, this will be their priority and could be a hard season on the pitch, although it was a much closer match than Saturday result


Torridgeside actually won this 2-1.


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Lock Stock Welsh Alliance League Division 2

Barmouth & Dyffryn United 4 Pwllheli 5

Wern Mynach, Barmouth

Admission - £3 Programme - £1.50 Attendance - 175

Excellent game which had the following scoring sequence;

0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 3-4, HT, 4-4, 4-5

Unlucky on Barmouth who deserved a point but lost to the 5th Pwllheli goal which was a twice taken penalty after the home keeper saved the initial spot kick but had allegedly come off the goal line sufficiently for the linesman to flag and the referee having no option but to order the re-take.


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Gwent Premier League
Blaenavon Blues 0 Ynysddu Welfare 0
No admission or programme, attendance h/c 133

The first round of fixtures in the newly named top division of the Gwent League, and last year's runners up and this season's favourites, Ynysddu Welfare, had to hang on to get a point. The home side dominated the match, especially the second half, but couldn't make their dominance count. A good, competitive 90 minutes but a desperate shortage of goal mouth activity, and so my second pair of duck eggs of the season.

But at Blaenavon if the football fails to inspire there is always the scenery, and though the trees that surround the pitch block some of the mountain views at this time of year, it is still one of the most attractive settings in the county.

No sign of programmes. They do appear to be becoming a thing of the past in these parts.


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Attendance c100 Admission £5 no prog

Don’t tend to post on football attended by others or in this case posted by a local visitor on Saturday

As always in this part of the world a cracking day out, with time during the day in Taunton for the first time in 8 years, Barnstaple for only slightly less and every church in Devon viewed was open

As to the ground, it is at present a long way short of step 6 and the list of requirements is lengthy, floodlights, seats, walkway to dressing room, more hardstanding and then enclosing the ground and possibly overcoming access issues to all but one side

In view of the work required, this will be their priority and could be a hard season on the pitch, although it was a much closer match than Saturday result

As to the facilities they have, there is plenty of cover just all on different pitches with a new looking cover on the halfway line and older one facing the adjacent parallel pitch. On arrival the Ford then thing I saw was players arriving in Braunston fc clothing and they played at assume the res on a third pitch beyond a hedge and this too had cover. To complete the set access and parking is along two sides of the rugby club and this too has cover. If the RU take a gate then it’s hard to see how both could be home together

One final thing is that the newest cover is on the main pitch so maybe a pitch move in recent times
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Also at this one - It was 2-1 to Torridgeside Mike. Goals by Jack Margarotto (2) for the home side and Harry Stephens for the visitors. Attendance was 111. The other game was Torridgeside 3rds v Braunton 2nds in a PSF. Glad you enjoyed it.



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North Region Juniors Div.2
Burghead Thistle 3 (2)
Spey Valley United 1 (1)
£4 in, no prog's..

A deserved win for Burghead after going a goal down early on, they came back to lead at the break, then wrapped up the game midway through the 2nd half...


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Brentford 1 Cambridge United 1 (4-5 on Pens)
Carabao Cup, admission £10
Att ; 5215 (706 Away)
Programme 52 pages, only 12 of adverts for £3. Really good read and well produced. It appears that Brentford are copying West Ham’s initiative for their last season at the ground by copying retro programme covers relevant to the game. This one was from a league cup game between the sides from 1972 and featured loads about that game inside and one of the players from the match was interviewed pitch-side at half time.

An opportunity to revisit Griffin Park before the proposed move next summer arose, and at £10 a ticket, in the main stand almost half way was too good an opportunity to turn down. Had I stood behind the goal, it was a fiver.
Both sides made several changes to their X1s, and what prevailed was a thoroughly enjoyable encounter. I think most expected a routine home win, but Cambridge had not read the script and led on 3 minutes when the Bees lost the ball and a good pass found Marc Richards free. His shot was well saved by Luke Daniels, but Richards, a journeyman striker if ever there was one was not to be denied and lifted the rebound over the prostrate keeper.
What followed was mainly Brentford dominance, however there seemed a reluctance to pull the trigger, and the visitors defence and midfield were happy to sit back and soak the pressure. They had one or two half, even quarter chances but at the break we turned round at 0-1.
The second period went the same way, Bees dominating but Cambridge had a chance on the counter but the shot was charged down. With 20 to go, the equaliser came when a build up down the left found its way to Marcus Forss whose shot went in off the post. The pattern remained the same up to the end but Cambridge were impressive at the back although the hosts could have been more incisive. Massive credit to referee Lee Swabey, spot on with what he did, especially getting Cambridge to get on with it, and playing some good advantages.
So we went to Pens, the first from each side were scored, then the second from each side were saved, with Daniels brilliantly pushing onto the post. The next three from each side were missed, and on sudden death Bees Lula Racic hit his down the middle, keeper Callum Burton did not have to move for an easy save, leaving debutant substitute Harvey Knibbs to win the tie which he did comfortably.
Griffin Park is a proper old school London ground hemmed in by houses and roads and of course with a pub on each corner. It is a good venue but is tired and I think the move is needed if the Bees are to progress. However it will be missed, it oozes history and character and I have to say those sat around me seemed the friendliest and most honest bunch of fans I have encountered for years.
All in all an enjoyable night, partly ruined by the same problems Timmy Tabby encountered on the Jubilee Line. However I was by then at Canada Water and a quick switch to the DLR saw me get to Stratford and eventually home about half hour later than planned.
A good use of a spare Tuesday night...


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League Cup Barnsley 0 Carlisle United 3 Adm £10 Poster Programme £1.50 Att 5208 (385)
Margin could have been a lot more.



2019/20: Games 6 Goals 14 New grounds 2 New teams 2


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Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Scott5ish Professional Football League Challenge Cup Round Two
Hearts Colts v Cowdenbeath, 3-1, H.T. 0-0, Att 326, Admission £6, No programmes, teamsheets available, Steak and Haggis Pie + Irn Bru £3
At Prestonfield (Linlithgow Rose FC)

Hearts have knackered their pitch by allowing a classical music concert to be staged there as part of the Edinburgh Festival. Consequently this Challenge Cup tie was moved to Prestonfield which was probably a better all-round venue for a game of this magnitude.

The Hearts Colts side have mostly all had first team experience at some point. Manager Craig Levein is very good at giving youth a chance, then dropping them, often never to be seen again. Cowden have a small squad of around 15 first team players so they had no real option but to field a full strength team.

In an even first half the young Hearts played some very good football – quite unlike the garbage served up by the first team under Levein. They moved the ball forward whenever possible, were quick and looked to create chances – the antithesis of the current first team. Cowden more than matched them physically but couldn’t rival their passing ability. Long balls forward for big Renton to chase were a waste of time.

Cowden’s chances weren’t helped by an injury to Harvey Swan which meant an early introduction of Jordyn Sheerin. He’s three stone overweight, has a belly to rival mine, the pace of a snail but does have excellent feet. Unfortunately he was not what was needed against a quick moving Hearts side.

Hearts had a great chance to take the lead just before the hour when they were awarded a soft penalty. Keena’s effort was saved by the legs of Dabrowski in the Cowden goal. The Hibs-loanee was once again the start man for Cowden with a string of spectacular saves. Cowden then had a goal disallowed for a mysterious infringement by Sheerin.

Hearts finally took the lead in the 71st minute when Dan Baur powered home a header from a corner kick. Two minutes later Cowden’s cause was lost when skipper David Cox kneecapped someone with a high tackle and was deservedly sent off. He’s a good player but an absolute liability.

Adrian Keena and Dario Zanatta scored in the 80th and 82nd minutes, both finishing fine moves, to put Hearts in command. Craig Barr’s late goal for Cowden was mere consolation.

Hearts don’t do programmes for youth or reserve games. A teamsheet was available from the entrance gates around 15 minutes prior to kick off.

The steak and haggis pie was very good although not as good as last night’s Kilsyth Rangers steak pie which is currently in pole position for my pie of the year award. Linlithgow’s effort was a bit small and slightly heavy on the haggis as opposed to the steak.

So Hearts go through to the Third Round draw, the stage at which the Championship and Foreign teams enter the competition.

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