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HantsLondoner
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Oct 29, 2019, 10:38 PM

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FA Trophy 1Q replay

Sholing 2 Marlow 0

admission £8-00 programme £1-50 (will be online too) attendance 135
lower mid-table Southern Div 1 South v mid-table Isthmian South Central
0-0 on Saturday, and another tight game here, with two late goals. This was despite the visitors losing two outfield players and their manager to red cards. The general impression was that they thought they'd been hard done by.
Sholing had more of the early possession but didn't really threaten: Roundell headed a corner over; for the visitors, a Chapple cross-shot was just wide. The ball was quickly switched to the other end, as often happens at Sholing, and Wort came close with a powerful shot. Romeo then broke through for Marlow but Gosney made a good block, Rogers then headed over. The home team's Bulpitt then had a good shot saved, but we had a flashpoint on 25 mins as a fracas developed and Marlow's Samuels got a straight red. It looked like an attempted head-butt, but there was a lot of fuss because everyone in blue said that he had been the victim of a flying elbow. Lots of feedback for the ref from the bench as the game went on, and the visitors were still difficult to break down. When Sholing had a chance, D.Mason was well blocked by keeper Grant and the follow-up by Wort was superbly blocked on the line by Rogers. D.Mason than had another shot well saved by Grant, as did Wort. From the corner, M.Mason headed wide. There were also lesser shots from Hoole and B.Mason before the break, HT 0-0. After the break it was still tight as again the home team had more of the ball but met with stern resistance. One Sholing cross fizzed across goal with no takers; a long shot by Hoole was well saved; and D.Mason skied a chance as the keeper came out very fast. On 73 mins, however, the deadlock was broken: a long ball to the left of goal was headed back by Wort for D.Mason to head in. A few minutes later it was all over for the visitors as two opposing players stretched for a 50-50 ball and Marlow's Bossman got a red card. If anything it looked like a foul by the Sholing player, so you can imagine the reaction of the visiting team, for the second time. The game was sewn up on 84 mins as a long ball forward was headed on for D.Mason for sub Targett to finish. Shortly after this the Marlow manager and another member of the bench received their marching orders too - this had been coming for some time. Sholing are at home to Barton Rovers in the next round.
A regular visitor here, it's always cold, even in summer. The new clubhouse was fairly quiet. Good company from Phil, a non-poster who also gets round his local sides.



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Digdagdog
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Oct 29, 2019, 10:59 PM

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Les Phillips Cup R1
Nursteed Road
Devizes Town 0 Hallen 3
Admission: £5 Paper available Attendance: 50

Nursteed Road seems to get a little more care-worn every season; and the team matches it. The reserves got demoted to the Trowbridge & District from the Wiltshire Senior and the !st team looked poor tonight. Also one end looked decidedly dark so there may be a bulb out on the floodlights.
Having said that, the Premier side also did not play at their best. It was noisy and feisty. In truth the home side created very little all game; all the best bits were from Hallen. Mitchell in the home goal made aa couple of stunning reaction saves early on but was beaten eventually on 34 by Robbins slotting a very nice through ball past him. HT 0-1.
The game (which was simmering) boiled over on 55 when the home side's Bradley was very late in a tackle and got a straight red. Thereafter it was an uphill struggle; Hallen hit the bar and Mitchell made another excellent save from the rebound on 57. On 77 Robbins received the ball with his back to goal about 35 yards out, controlled it and volleyed it on the swivel over a marooned Mitchell for a fine goal.
Scoring completed on 90 with a goal for Stowell easing it past Mitchell from another through ball. A very cold evening and difficult watching at times beacuse of the dearth of quality; home in 15 and a bottle of wine.



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paulh66
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Oct 29, 2019, 11:24 PM

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Location: Surrey
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National
Sutton U 0-1 Halifax
Att 1,326
Adm £15 (bought online the day before the game. Would be £17 on the day, both online and at the turnstiles)
Prog £3

Stayed local tonight for an intriguing clash between struggling hosts, still adjusting to the post-Doswell era, and surprise early-season title challengers who were emphatically knocked off their perch at Bromley on Saturday.

Not much of a game but good bouncebackability from the visitors and a victory they ground out without looking anything special. A good quality to have in this league but, even though it looks wide open this season, I'll be astonished if they come anywhere near winning it.

As for Sutton, the programme lamented bad luck for their struggles, to which I'd add a lack of guile. First half they were bright and on the front foot but created nothing clear cut and set pieces seemed their best hope. Halifax scored shortly after the break with the one bit of quality in the match, a nice move down the right, cross fizzed in and Duckworth at the back post to knock it in. The game was scrappy after that and, bar one late shot and one goalmouth scramble after a header onto the bar, Sutton offered little real goal threat.

No noticeable changes here since my last visit, which won't mean much unless you know when that was (Dec '17 as it happens). I do admire Sutton as a club and always find it a friendly place to visit but I struggle to warm to the ground. Think it's the sight lines, you're quite a way back from the pitch and, on the terracing on the stand side, the view isn't the best. The stand too is rather cramped but my surplus lard is probably a factor in that.... either way, I wasn't tempted to part with an additional £3 to sit.


Andy D
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Oct 29, 2019, 11:29 PM

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Atherton Collieries 3 Scarborough Athletic 2, FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round, Att: 200ish, Admission: £8, Prog £2

A competitive but scrappy goalless first half gave way to an end to end second period as Colls progressed to a home tie against Morpeth. The home side took the lead within two minutes of the restart only for the lead to be cancelled out within five minutes. A penalty after 73 minutes restored Colls lead and a third six minutes from time clinched the win despite an injury time goal for the visitors. Despite being my first visit here for over 15 years, the ground has changed surprisingly little other than more seats to satisfy ground graders and it still retains it's traditional, homely non-league feel. The locals remain friendly, although the gentleman selling raffle tickets calling me "love" was possibly taking things too far. Pie and peas was excellent value at £2.30. Several faces from the North West circuit in attendance including Lancashire stalwarts Roy and Ken as well as John 'Lollipop Man' Holland, recovering well from his recent hip operation. A thoroughly enjoyable evening, key in the door within 45 minutes of the final whistle.



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Bigaitch
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Oct 29, 2019, 11:59 PM

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Deportivo Galicia 2 Dorking Wanderers Reserves 3
Surrey Premier Cup, Att; 25 (H/c)
Admission £5 Programme online although team sheets handed out at turnstile.

This was a really cracking game between sides from the Combined Counties Div 1, who both liked to play the ball on the deck. After half an hour I could not see any goals coming; both sides had got into decent positions but the final ball in the final third was lacking. Then, on 30 minutes the hosts took the lead. A decent through ball was latched onto by a forward and one on one with the keeper he finished with composure low down. The Dorking equaliser came with 5 minutes to half time when a throw in was met on the near post with a back header that looped over everyone and dropped into the far corner. With a couple of minutes of the second half Dorkingís young side led when when they got to the by line and the ball pulled back was inadvertently diverted in by a defender from close range. With about 25 left up they had breathing space when they broke from a home free kick at pace and a left wing cross was driven home from a couple of yards out. However within a couple of minutes Deportivo were back in it. Again a through ball beat the defence although this time the one on one was well saved by the keeper only for the rebound to be excellently curled in first time from 25 yards.
The grandstand finish never really materialised as Dorking shut the door and despite the hosts enjoying possession they failed to properly trouble the home keeper and it was the visitors who probably looked more likely to score.
The Deportivo team play at Bedfont Sports Recreation Ground, which I would guess is known to many here. A functional venue which is in superb condition and has ample cover as well as various sections of seating and an electronic scoreboard, sadly not functioning tonight.
An enjoyable evening and a decent game.


Wiretown.Editor
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Oct 29, 2019, 11:59 PM

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Vanarama National League
Torquay United 1 Wrexham 0
Admission £15, prog £3
Over priced food available
Tea or coffee £1.50
Att. 2313 with 132 away. Not bad for a long midweek trip


The game started brightly but although fast paced got scrappy as it wore on. Some of the passing was woeful as numerous attacks were simply intercepted. The visitors edged the half and should have lead when a defender slipped but the attempted lob of the keeper was poorly executed. The second half was dominated by Torquay but they could only get one goal.

Decent ground with seats and terracing down one side and end opposite each other.

Managed to park very close by but with steady drizzle decided against exploring the surrounds so bought the prog and read it in the car for a while. "Home" by 11.25


Windy
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Oct 30, 2019, 4:35 AM

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FA Trophy First Qualifying Round - Cinderford Town 2 Merthyr Town 2 - Admission £8 (not sure how or why as Adult was supposed to be £10 and Consessions were £7) - Programme online only but bizarrely has £2 on the cover - Attendance 175

Second visit to the Causeway but only the first time that Iíve actually seen a match there, as the first visit was a very quick one on a Saturday afternoon about three seasons ago when on arrival at 2.10 pm, I found out that the match had just been called off due to a waterlogged pitch. No such problems tonight after the pitch had recovered from the weekend rain.

Programmes only available online, which I find a pain, but then I am an old fogey and my home printer has decided to play up when trying to print it out and at the moment, I have just the front page, which for some reason has a price of £2 on the cover. Teamsheets were freely available.

This was a good cup tie, with Cinderford taking the lead twice and they were pegged back very quickly both times. They took the lead after just 35 seconds when Ethan Moore turned a defender in the area before sliding the ball under Alexander Harris, but the lead lasted barely 4 minutes as Merthyr quickly equalised when Elliot Richards set up Ian Traylor to net from the edge of the area across the keeper into the far corner. Cinderford had a goal disallowed for offside later in the half, but the teams went into the break at 1-1.

Just after the hour, Cinderford went back in front when Moore held the ball up in the box before he found Jarrad Welch to sweep the ball home from 10 yards. This time the lead lasted barely 60 seconds as Merthyr went straight up the other end and Gethyn Hill, against his old team, outmuscled two defenders before squeezing the ball inside the near post. A moment of controversy then followed when the home defender, Lorcan Sheehan rugby tackled Traylor down as he got past him and looked to have a good chance of getting at least an effort on goal despite still being 35 yards away from goal. Traylor retaliated and there was the normal pushing and shoving from players of both sides. Sheehan surely was going to see red, but the referee bottled it in my view and gave him a booking and the same punishment went Traylorís way as well as a second home player for his part in the furore.

Chances came and went for both sides with neither looking happy to settle for a replay next week, but thatís exactly what will happen in Wales, with the next round to be played only a few days later. A cold night, with a strong wind at times, but the protection of the stand certainly helped as did the match itself. The coat made its first appearance of the season too, which reminds me that itís time to invest in a new coat which Iím hoping will make me all toasty during the coming chilly months.


timmy tabby
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Oct 30, 2019, 8:10 AM

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.....A chilly evening in North East London where two layers was not enough to keep out the mid autumn cold, the following did it's best to warm but it turned out to be a long long evening....

Enfield Town 4 v 2 Bishops Stortford - FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round Replay
Prog 16 pages £2.00 - Admission £10.00* - Att 204

*Normally £11.00, but the femmes on the gate did not have change of £15.00. Decided to put the spare quid to good use. 50p for a colour teamsheet I can understand, though £1.00 stand transfer does give a degree of elevation but you are a long way from the pitch peering over the running track. £1.00 for a four bar Kit Kat from the Supporters Club hatch though is a 400% mark up (and possibly more if they have a trade card) and came courtesy of one Mr Turpin and to make things worse, the famed Enfield Town Bread Pudding, which was a small meal on it's own is no longer available. Would have represented far better value than the minuscule chocolate alternative. And to conclude we started six minutes late.

...Rant over and a cup tie that between two well matched team ebbed and flowed and was only brought to a conclusion with the hosts having greater extra time stamina against a clearly tiring Bishops Stortford defence. The visitors had the better of early proceedings with a curling free kick over the wall from Jordan Chiedozie rebounding back off the home bar and then they took the lead when an excellent cross from the first half influential Aaron Greene was headed down and past Nathan McDonald in the Enfield Town goal by Shomari Barnwell. The hosts attacks were largely uncoordinated making little impression apart from a header from Sam Youngs that should have been a routine save for Fred Burbidge but he clearly lost the flight of the ball and was relieved to see the header rebound off the bar.

Better from the hosts in the second half with them striking the woodwork again with a shot from Youngs rebounding back off the post and Muhammdu Faal having a couple of attempts from distance, one onto the running track but the second a much better directed effort being straight at Burbidge. At the other end, the recently introduced Ryan Charles used his fresh legs to good effect breaking clear of the Enfield Town defence but also shot too straight allowing McDonald to block.

Given the propensity to locate Tuesday evening extra time, there was a certain degree of inevitability about the home leveller with Faal laying cleverly back in the direction of Ryan Blackman to find the far corner from a none too favourable angle. The additional thirty was nearly avoided when Barnwell's looping header was palmed over the bar by McDonald and at the other end a low grass cutter of a drive from Blackman came back off the inside of the Bishops Stortford post however we were left with the third dose of ET in four Tuesdays to look forward to.

In the annals of ET, this was a hugely enjoyable additional thirty opening with excellent control from Barnwell, a shimmy then a feint to create that little area of space and placing a shot in the narrowest of gaps between McDonald and the far post. As an aside, Barnwell is one player in these parts who flits almost weekly from club to club but really impressed on this occasion. A pity that the support that he had around was at times non-existent. Clear though that the visiting defence was wearying and a cross from Blackman saw a queue of home forwards waiting to pounce, the cross went through all but Marc Weatherstone at the back post who fired in to the delight of one stalwart of these parts who remarked that it was probably the first time in watching Weatherstone over the last decade and a half that he had seen him score with his feet. The hosts then took the lead when a cross from Youngs was only partially cleared as far as Ken Charles who bundled in from close range. Passage to the next round was confirmed with some proficient control from Faal who had been given too much space and which resulted in an equally accomplished finish wide of Burbidge. Win gives Enfield Town a home tie against Thatcham Town in the next round, with the initial thoughts about the one gap difference between the two teams until you realise the excellent start to the season from the visitors and the fact that they won comfortably at Level 3 Swindon Supermarine. One not to be underestimated.

To escape the chill watched the final minutes after what was Faal's 120th minute fourth (but somehow we managed to play a further seven minutes) in the warmth of the club bar, meaning the first occasion that I have watched a game through Crittall Windows in what I understand is a Listed Building. Much later than anticipated journey back with nearly thirty minutes of Wednesday disappearing before the abode was reached....


mxhornet
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Oct 30, 2019, 9:01 AM

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Norwich CBS - 4 Mulbarton Wanderers - 0
Thurlow Nunn League First Division North
The FDC (Bowthorpe)
Attendance - 100+ ? *
Admission - £5
Programme - £1-50

With both sides in great form and realistic promotion chasers, a close game seemed a likely outcome however just like the reverse fixture it wasn't much of a contest. This time CBS in control and taking revenge for their 4-1 defeat in early August.
CBS took the lead after 13 minutes and then made it 2-0 after scoring from the penalty spot have missed just a minute earlier. After 56 minutes CBS went 3-0 up and MW down to 10 after a sin binning following the goal, they held on at 3-0 whilst down to 10 but couldn't prevent it becoming 4-0 after 73 minutes. The score could have been much higher.
Both sides now go in to Saturday games against other promotion candidates.

* didn't do a rough head count but seemed more than normal for a CBS game, not unexpected given the opposition and lack of other local games, several local hoppers in attendance too.



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.


dtr1989
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Oct 30, 2019, 9:12 AM

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Carabao Cup 4th Round

Man City 3-1 Southampton
Admission - £20 executive lounge
Programme - free with admission
Attendance - no official figure released, approx. 30,000.

Revisit to the Etihad for me. Last time I went was in 2015 when the ground had not yet been extended. It is now extended and still empty. I saw ticket prices for the executive lounge drop to £13 but people still don't want to come and watch the champions - but I can see why.

The Man City games are just boring. They are a fantastic team, don't get me wrong, but what is exciting about watching a team hammering another? I like a competitive game! Anyway it was just a repeat visit for me, doubt I will be back any time soon.

3 fake mancs sat behind me when they arrived in the 4th minute. One was giving it the old 'I had trials once' to the old man next to him, then in the 24th minute they went to get a pint and never returned. Why bother?!

Sorry rant over!



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Henfield Bee
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Oct 30, 2019, 9:33 AM

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Goole (0) 2 Barton Town OB (0) 1 - NCEL Prem att 163 adm £4 concession, Prog £1.50 Tea/Coffee £1 (ht cuppa relied on a repeatedly boiling kettle so some delays on a chilly evening)

Foregoing Belle Vue speedway, a late change of plan saw Bagman in Burgess Hill Bee's seat for the trip to Humberside.
Goole shaded the first 45 although there was a dearth of goalmouth action. However 2nd half was a lot brighter and the home team took the lead before Barton really came into the game, hitting the bar and then equalising. Goole scored the winner against the run of play late on but OB's still had a rasper cannon off the post. Allegedly their points total thus far doesn't reflect their play this season and this was a case in point.
Met up with OB's player Joel Sutton's father whom I met when Joel played for Bridlington in an East Riding Cup SF a few years ago, and also realised that Joel played for Hull against Brentford in an FA Youth Cup tie at North Ferriby before that.
Motorways behaved themselves well with just a couple of kinks up and down at junctions on way home but no Kontroversy.
New Grounds this season 24: Total Grounds visited 1656



nb: i will only post re new grounds when BurgessHill Bee doesn't..(since he's far better informed than I)


Dave 56
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Oct 30, 2019, 9:34 AM

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Combined Counties. Premier Division. £7/£4. Programme £2. Crowd 65.

Badshot Lea 1 v 3 Ascot United

A late decision to make the long journey to Wrecclesham but worthwhile after all. These sides had already met twice in the FA Cup, so a cagey affair seemed likely and so it proved in the first half, with limited opportunities and no goals.

Ascot broke the deadlock with a goal on 64 minutes followed by penalties on 70 and 89, both well taken. Badshot scored a stoppage time consolation. Pleasant evening and familiar faces including Mark Hardy of this forum, Leatherhead Fan Ashtead Dave and John P from the Midlands.

Took the cross country route home via Farnham, Basingstoke, Newbury and Oxford, no road closures and indoors by 00:30.


penny banner
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Oct 30, 2019, 11:36 AM

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MARGATE v Barking. f.a. trophy replay. kick off: 19.48 I.M.T. Result: 2-0. Admission: £8 for old people. Programme: £2.50p. Attendance: 175

Margate made hard work of beating lower league opposition. They dominated the first half with top draw goalkeeping and bottom draw finishing keeping it to 0-0 until two quick goals in the 46th and 47th of the first 45 minutes sealing it for the home side. Barking had much more of the play in the second half without anything to show for it. Must mention Margate's first half penalty which Kadell Daniel charitably blasted into another postcode. It was a nailed on, unarguable penalty so why did the Barking players argue about it. Footballers eh?


Leyther_Matt
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Oct 30, 2019, 11:43 AM

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Atherton Collieries 3 Scarborough Athletic 2, FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round, Att: 200ish, Admission: £8, Prog £2

A competitive but scrappy goalless first half gave way to an end to end second period as Colls progressed to a home tie against Morpeth. The home side took the lead within two minutes of the restart only for the lead to be cancelled out within five minutes. A penalty after 73 minutes restored Colls lead and a third six minutes from time clinched the win despite an injury time goal for the visitors. Despite being my first visit here for over 15 years, the ground has changed surprisingly little other than more seats to satisfy ground graders and it still retains it's traditional, homely non-league feel. The locals remain friendly, although the gentleman selling raffle tickets calling me "love" was possibly taking things too far. Pie and peas was excellent value at £2.30. Several faces from the North West circuit in attendance including Lancashire stalwarts Roy and Ken as well as John 'Lollipop Man' Holland, recovering well from his recent hip operation. A thoroughly enjoyable evening, key in the door within 45 minutes of the final whistle.

Also at this one, enjoyable game and Scarborough's third defeat in three visits here. I even managed to 'beat' SkyBet, cashing out on my tactical 'draw' bet (to fund a potential replay) when the penalty was awarded to go 2-1 up. Cool

I feel duty-bound to point out since your last visit (not a dig, I just feel it is worth pointing out given the work that has gone in to it). In the last 12-18 months along, the clubhouse and changing rooms have been refurbished, the tea hut has been improved (two serving hatches these days instead of walking inside with associated bottleneck), in-filled pitch barrier, resurfaced hard standing & car park, additional toilet block and new outside bar. Even since my last visit a few weeks ago, a new hospitality portakabin has been added for visiting dignitaries with the old one now for the media. Can't quite recall if the old shelter behind the dugouts was still there 15 years ago but that was once accurately described as "leaning as if it was praying for survival" Smile


youngster
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Oct 30, 2019, 2:04 PM

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Felixstowe 0-2 Maldon & Tiptree
Isthmian North
Att 267

This was our best performance since the new management team took over, but Maldon are a very good side and deserved the win. A goal in each half was enough, but at least we created some openings and most of the fans were very positive that this could be the turning point, we still need at least another 3 players, but there were certainly signs that things are coming together.
So the last two games weíve played the top two at home, yet last nightís crowd was way down, just goes to show that Saturday is the only time some people can be bothered to leave their homes to watch football these days.


Linnetstowinit
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Oct 30, 2019, 3:01 PM

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RUNCORN LINNETS 5. PONTEFRACT COLLERIES 3
FA TROPHY R1. ATTN 256
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Our 3rd match against Pontefract this season and 1st win (L1 D1).

Pontefract dominated the 1st half yet went in at HT 2-2. Linnets scored from a penalty which no one knew why it was given and sent the Pontefract players into a rage at the Ref. The Linnets second goal came from a shot going miles wide and was deflected beyond the helpless keeper.

Somehow Linnets managed to shore up the defence in the 2nd half and repeatedly hit Pontefract on the break scoring 3 good goals in the process. Pontefract got a consolation goal in injury time.

A good win but Linnets were lucky. The reward is another home tie against Pickering or Prescot Cables who drew last night.


Chris1963
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Oct 30, 2019, 4:14 PM

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As mentioned on WAYG, I was at Oxford United v Sunderland last night, another great win to see the club progress to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1987-88. Hopefully Colchester will be the next opponents.
One thing that made me laugh was when I got home and read the BBC report of the game. It claimed that Sunderland hit the bar just before Oxford's goal. Well, yes, they did hit the woodwork but it certainly wasn't the bar. It was a low shot that struck the post, much closer to the ground than the bar. I haven't even watched the video or internet footage yet, so if I'm wrong then I'm suffering from very bad short-term memory loss! Yet another of the many mistakes the BBC keep making.


Bantam Cymraeg
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Folkestone Invicta 5-1 Hythe Town
Kent Senior Cup 1st Round
£11 in
Att: 288

Down south visiting family for a couple of days, so escaped for a few hours to tick off my furthest Step 3 ground. And what a ground - reminds me of the kind of place I used to visit regularly back in the 80s. They just don't make them like this any more. Oodles of concrete terracing at each end, one fully covered. The remains of the wind-destroyed stand on one side, now another terraced standing area, and an old school seated stand opposite. Various other buildings, housing bar, tea bar, club shop etc. Great stuff, not many of this sort of ground left to visit in this country for me.

The game was a local derby between teams a division apart, and the result went to form eventually. Hythe shocked everyone by taking the lead in the 2nd minute, but then had their keeper sent off (harshly IMO) for handball outside the area on 20. Folkestone equalised 5mins later, but didn't take the lead until 1st half stoppage time. The 3 other goals came in the 3rd quarter, including some fine strikes. Could have been more, but Hythe defended doggedly. Good entertainment in a classic ground a long way from home. Not bad for a Tuesday.


FatCat
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Oct 30, 2019, 6:13 PM

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Witham Town 4-5 Basildon United (HT: 2-2)
Velocity Trophy (Isthmian League Cup)

Admission: via season ticket (otherwise £8)
Programme: £2
Attendance: 62

Having a bad cold I almost didnít go tonight but Iím glad I did.
Despite losing it was an entertaining game with a concentration of goals midway in each half that saw the lead swing from one side to the other.

1-0 24 minutes
1-1 26 minutes
1-2 28 minutes
2-2 33 minutes
HT
2-3 49 minutes
3-3 54 minutes
4-3 58 minutes
4-4 65 minutes
4-5 70 minutes
FT

This was our third consecutive defeat in this competition which means our exit but the game was far more entertaining than I expected.


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Oct 30, 2019, 9:29 PM

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One thing that made me laugh was when I got home and read the BBC report of the game. It claimed that Sunderland hit the bar just before Oxford's goal. Well, yes, they did hit the woodwork but it certainly wasn't the bar. It was a low shot that struck the post, much closer to the ground than the bar. I haven't even watched the video or internet footage yet, so if I'm wrong then I'm suffering from very bad short-term memory loss! Yet another of the many mistakes the BBC keep making.

Itíll be copy provided for the BBC by the PA (Media, formerly Sport) agency. PA, which does everything on the cheap, rarely sends reporters to football below the Premier League (certainly nothing as crap as the past-its-sell-by-date League Cup). PA pays sad ex-pros a pittance to attend these games to file statistical information - shots on goal, corners etc. The inexperienced young hacks on the football desk at PAís Northern HQ (in East Yorkshire) try to make sense of a feed which isnít designed for producing copy. A shot against bar or post comes through as the same thing. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. PA wonít pay for quality journalism (certainly at pro footballís butt end), so its customers usually receive tripe like this. Iíve given up reading the PA-produced BBC sport website reports of my own team because theyíre so poor. It canít even get our bloody nickname right!


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Afc Portchester 0-1 Fareham T......Wessex Prem.
'El Creekio'

Very little between these sides over the 90 mins,though Fareham probably shaded the second half.It looked like it was going to be a scoreless draw until the home side had their No8 dismissed on 84 mins.A minute later Fareham had the ball in the net from 6 yards when Will Harris connected with a cross. No way back for Portchester as they fail to score for the first time this season.Fareham have now beaten the League's top two in a matter of days.


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Last week at Morcambe the stats had zero shots on target for the home team. But the report had a shot cleared off the line. It was on target and needed clearing off the line.


cherryhopper
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Oct 31, 2019, 12:26 AM

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Also at Oxford United 1-1 Sunderland (4-2 pens)
Attendance 11,108 (1,269 away fans)
Ticket £18 - Programme £3

Felt Oxford deserved to go through on the whole, their players seemed far more up for the game with the capacity crowd behind them. Sunderland deninitely hit the post midway through the first half then within a minute Oxford went down the other end and the tricky Rob Hall gave the hosts the lead with a turn and shot from close to the penalty spot sparking chants from the home fans of 'Stewart Donald, He Wants Us To Win!' abbout the Oxford supporting Sunderland chairman. Sunderland didn't wake up until the last 20 minutes when a cross-cum-shot from the right was tipped onto the bar by keeper Simon Eastwood. This sparked off a good 10 minute spell of pressure from Sunderland culminating in Marc McNulty's close range finish from a corner. The visitors failed to build on the goal and keep the pressure on but could have nicked the tie but for some woeful finishing which carried on into the shootout when McNulty shot high and wide with his penalty and Eastwood saved Sunderland's 4th kick which clinched the tie.

No changes since my only previous visit to the still 3 sided Kassam a 3-0 defeat for Cherries on Boxing Day 2002, a bad day all round as my other game that day was a 0-0 draw at Reading Town in the morning. The home made pies were nice but heard home fans refuse to buy the food as they don't want to line the pockets of stadium owner Firoz Kassam.


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Oct 31, 2019, 8:20 PM

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HELLENIC PREMIER

The Gore

Burnham 2-0 Reading City


Adm: £6+£2 prog

Att: official: 67 - h/c 70 Angelic

Directions/Facilities : very regular visitor here

Traffic awful getting out of 'ding & following a more arduous than usual day at work, meant I decided on some recovery time and hence a shorter/easier journey: though there were some fairly dozy individuals swapping about witlessly in the 50mph lanes on M4 from 10 to 8/9 and beyond - half considered staying on M'way to the next exit for Windsor v Binfield.

Car Pk nearly full arrived just before KO

H/T half of Hop House Lager - from the Guinness conglomerate - didn't partake of the usually quite presentable Hot Food on offer from the hatchway inside the turnstile. (see below)

Match: reportedly 'Blues' were without 4 keepers through injury/suspension, so a used a relatively diminutive striker (Molloy) as a stand in Ė very vociferous and did all he had to do, against a strangely blunt City forward line - even with the returning Mitch Parker back in the fold, alongside the normally threatening Mealing and Cashin-Murray.

Ė only evidence on the night that he was not a regular stopper, to those not in the know, was when he came out to gather a through ball and ended up shinning it about 5 yds back to the onrushing City forward who fell over it in his surprise! Sly

1-0 simple through ball to their big forward who ran past/thru keeper and lashed in the loose ball.
2-0 right on h/t : scramble from corner following knock down on far post - knocked in on the line.

Home via Kings Chef, as I belatedly start my own 'Half-term holiday', sans famille, in earnest Ė e.g. eat all the wrong foods, drink way too much and stay up too late. Tongue

I'll get a fearful telling off from the HCA at my next check-up - unless I drag myself out for some serious power-strolling between now and then!! WinkLaugh


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Whytleafe 4 v 3 Burgess Hill Town Isthmian League Div 1 South East Admission £10 Prog Online Only Teamsheets Available Att 132
With a mid afternoon appointment i was unable to join Henfield Bee and Bagman on their trip to Goole. A decent match but both sides suffered from poor defending and in the end it cost the Burgess Hill manager his job.
Whytleafe opened the scoring on 16 minutes with a cracking shot into the top corner, both sides had chances to score but half time was reached with only 1 goal. Burgess Hill equalised just after the re start, but went behind shortly after when they conceded a needless penalty, they also gave away the third goal when their keeper's low clearance only reached the halfway line, the ball came back and the home striker shot through the keeper's legs. Burgess Hill pulled a goal back, before conceding a fourth goal, Burgess Hill scored the final goal of the night but it was too late to get an equaliser.
A couple of grumbles :The 3G pitch seemed rather black in certain areas, indicating a lack of maintenance and the online programme welcomed Chippenham Town (Whytleafe did produce a programme for the Chippenham match) and only had 13 pages with the history of Burgess Hill remaining unfinished and no pen pictures either. Went by train and home by 23.07.


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