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Wednesday 13th November 2019

 



Dave 56
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Nov 13, 2019, 4:28 PM

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BUCS Midland Conference Plate. KO 13:30. (F&N). Crowd 4.

Birmingham City 1st 3 v 1 De Montfort 3rd

Match played at The Pavillion, Moor Lane. A large complex of pitches of which only the rugby was railed with dugouts. Around a dozen football pitches, fairly soulless location.

Home side 2 up at half time, visitors rallied in the 2nd half and pulled a goal back but conceded again with around 8 minutes left to play. Had the ball in the net again but ruled out for offside by the club linesman.

Not a great game by any imagination, weak referee, petty fouls, home side particularly unpleasant.


sheffgeoff
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Nov 13, 2019, 7:30 PM

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13:30 KO

Serbian Prva Liga

Stadion FK Sindelic Beograd

FK Sindelic Beograd 1(1) Kabel Novi Sad 1(0)

12th v 1st

White Shirts & Shorts Red & Black Striped Shirts / Black Shorts

Attendance 114 H/C

Admission RSD200 No Programmes Team Sheets Free

Bottle Jelen Pivo RSD150 Peanuts RSD100

A strong wind affected the quality of football but as is often the case both sides scored their goals playing against the wind. Sindelic took the lead in the 44th minute when their centre half and captain scored from the penalty spot after the visitors left back was dismissed for a foul in the box. Kabel equalised in the 71st minute with a free kick from wide right that missed all its targets in the box but also deceived the home keeper. A full report of my trip will follow on my return.


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Dr Love
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Nov 13, 2019, 10:55 PM

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FC Deportivo Galicia 2-9 AFC Hayes
Combined Counties League Premier Cup 1st Round


Defences were not on top in this game, which saw both keepers make plenty of saves. Plenty of positive football, and not too far away from being a truly mad scoreline. 2-5 at half time before the scoring slowed down in the second half.

I'm sure there is a little more cover since last season, one bit of it is so low to the ground its roof is about eye level for me and I'm only of average height.


barcud-coch
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Nov 13, 2019, 10:56 PM

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Pegasus Juniors Reserves 4 Kington Town 3

Old School Lane: Herefordshire FA Charity Bowl First Round

Following last night's trip to Edgar Street, for a disappointing performance by the hosts, tonight saw a return to a more familiar level for myself.This was my second visit to Old School Lane since the refurbishments were carried out to the facility and a 3G surface was installed. On that occasion, the first team were in Hellenic League action, when they welcomed Bourton Rovers to Hereford. This evening it was the turn of the reserve team for a Herefordshire FA Charity Bowl tie that was postponed just over a fortnight ago when the drainage at Old School Lane was unable to cope with the heavy rain that had fallen during the previous 24 hours. Both teams’ last outing was against each other in the Herefordshire FA County League Premier Division when Pegasus Juniors Reserves enjoyed a 3-0 home victory over the Yellows just under a fortnight ago. The Hereford club found themselves mid-table in the Premier Division and Kington Town had enjoyed a sound start to the campaign as they found themselves in second position behind leaders and defending champions Clee Hill United.

The hosts opened the scoring in the 13th minute when a 25 yard free-kick had too much pace for Tom Lewis in the Kington Town goal. The lead was doubled two minutes later when Lewis was beaten at his near post from the right side of the penalty area. The visitors halved the deficit in the 34rd minute when Callum Craddock beat the home custodian from just inside the Pegasus Juniors Reserves half of the pitch in a goal similar to David Beckham's effort against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park. The Yellows were on level terms three minutes later when the experienced Brian Dyer head home before his team missed a spot-kick 11 minutes after the interval. The hosts regained the lead in the 69th minute when a low cross from the right side of the penalty area was turned into an unguarded net with Lewis of of position. Kington Town were back on level terms two minutes later when Charlie Beaumont curled a sublime 25 yard effort inside the far post. However, that joy was short-lived, as Pegasus Juniors Reserves claimed what turned out to be the winning goal in the 75th minute when a home forward cut inside an opponent and unleashed a fierce drive past Lewis.

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Matches: 90
New Grounds: 16


codofthenorth
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Nov 14, 2019, 12:03 AM

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AFC Darwen 1-2 Prestwich Heys….Macron Cup....Adm £6...Cuppa £1

Took a first look at the plastic surface up Darwen way, this evening as they took on Prestwich in the Macron Cup.

The car park was fuller than expected but this was due to the preceding game still being played on the new surface. Good to see a few familiar faces including Lollipop John and his new hip....also there were Roy and Stuart, two of the 'Last of the Summer Wine' trio.

On to the game, Darwen took the lead in the 7th minute through No8 Jamie Gibson and were giving a decent account of themselves despite their lowly League position. There was a lengthy delay about ten minutes before half time which led to the keeper having to go off with a damaged wrist. The Darwen No 4 Sam Holt took over in goal and conceded in the 45+6 minute.

All square at the break and all to play for on a dry and still night up East Lancs.

The second half saw Prestwich take the lead through a 25 yard strike from No9 Rio Wilson Heyes….the stand in goalkeeper got his finger tips to it but could only force it into the roof of the net. Darwen then changed their keeper again,once this goal was scored and the stand in keeper reverted to his No 4 shirt. Connor Stone took over in goal and played as if it's his natural position, which questions why he didnt take over in goal after the injury assuming he was on the bench.

Prestwich deserved their win and were much stronger in the second half. Good run back west to the seaside.


Digdagdog
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Nov 14, 2019, 12:06 AM

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FA Vase
Fairfax Park
Bridgwater Town 2 Saltash United 0 aet
Admission: £7 Paper available (produced by Saltash - see below) Attendance: 130-ish

I decided on this after I noticed Jaundiced Hack's note; this was a Saltash home fixture but they have had pitch issues and volunteered to switch the tie to Bridgy. So Saltash played in Red/Whilte as the home team (also Bridgy's home colours) and Bridgy played in Blue (as the away team). Saltash produced the programme as the home side too.
It absolutely lashed it down on the drive down through Glastonbury/Street and I was having doubts whether it would be on but a tweet an hour before assured me it was; by that time I was parked up at the ground. It was wet but firm and playable.
The Ashes played very well and Bridgy had Viney, in goal, to thank for keeping them in the tie; he made several good saves especially in the first half. They were mobile and inventive and Bridgy looked sloppy all night. Apart from a chance gifted to them by the away keeper they offered very little over the 90. The away side just couldn't get past Viney, or blazed over or wide. Full time 0-0.
So to ET where we experienced all the highs and lows of the game. Once again, I'm not sure how the Ashes didn't score; shots blocked and crosses flashing across goal millimetres from an on-rushing attacker. Suddenly on 102 Bridgy scored; Steve Murray (ex Street and a thorn in Melksham's backside whenever we played them) rounded the keeper to slip the ball into the net. He did the same again on 104 dinking a through ball over the advancing keeper. We then had a massive bout of handbags in the second period of ET with the Ashes No. 2 red-carded, followed by the Bridgy No. 3 for a dreadful tackle. All unnecessary.
I think Saltash will be good for the Western (if it all goes to plan) and were a credit to the SWPL. I saw them beat Odd Down at their ground last year in the FA Cup and they have improved since then. Bridgy now have a trip to (spits) Trowbridge Road in the next round - good luck lads.



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2019-20 Games: 93 Goals: 366 GPG: 3.94 New Grounds: 51

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mxhornet
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Nov 14, 2019, 8:02 AM

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A rather leisurely double, first up at 2pm

UEA Women 1sts - 5 UEA Women 2nds - 1
BUCS Midlands 3A
Colney Lane (pitch two)
Attendance - 20ish
No admission charge or programme issued

I was a little unsure about this fixture, having only seen inter club games in netball previously. The scoreline did flatter the firsts, largely due to the seconds having a stand in goalkeeper. Who gifted the opening goal on 21 minutes, the firsts the went 2-0 up after 30 minutes before the seconds got a goal back 4 minutes later but by 40 minutes the lead had stretched to 4-1. A much tighter second half with the only goal coming after 52 minutes.

Plenty of time to travel home for tea before heading back out for the 7-30pm kick off

Wroxham Reserves - 0 Attleborough Town - 3
Mummery Cup Second Round
Trafford Park
Attendance - 50ish
Admission - £3
No programme issued

First up I have urged to mention for the second Wednesday in a row an early kick off at Trafford Park (1928 by my watch) despite the slightly closer scoreline this was more one-sided than my earlier game.
Attleborough well in control from early on, a goal after 17 minutes was all they had to show for it by half time. However a further goal after 52 minutes and Wroxham not helping themselves with a sending off and a sin binning just before the hour, whilst they were down to 9 men AT made it 3-0 on 66 minutes.
Several local hoppers amongst the crowd.



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.

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timmy tabby
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Nov 14, 2019, 8:36 AM

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....To conclude this midweek's Trophy meanderings, time to make a very small indent in the years Annual Leave surplus leaving at lunchtime, having a few lazy hours around Chelmsford before heading on Route 31X in the direction of the River Blackwater for one of the contests of the season thus far....

Maldon & Tiptree United 4 v 3 Folkestone Invicta - FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round
Prog 16 pages £1.00 - Admission £10.00 - Att 196

....A decision to attend almost certainly swayed by the hosts remarkable win at Orient three days before but also their famed start to the season which even in Mid November is conjuring visions of fixture congestion. It was a question of whether this would be a case of 'After the Lord Mayor's Show' or whether their clear ability would see them comfortably seen them past a team one level above and based on their league position clearly a more than competent group of players. The answer was a bit of both in what may have been a hugely entertaining contest but which was at times from a home perspective puzzling.

For the first twenty minutes, there was little to no interests from Maldon at all and the thoughts of our gruppe was that they were either seeing the Trophy as a meaningless competition or whether the celebrations from Sunday had continued and there was a collective hangover. To add to this theories, it was clear that early on they clearly underestimated the opposition.

The visitors took advantage of Maldons's negligent and lethargic start to establish a quick two goal advantage. They took the lead when Ira Jackson took advantage of a slow reacting home defence pacing down the right and drilling a low drive from an acute angle under Ben McNamara and into the far corner and the lead was doubled when Scott Heard was afforded too much space on the right allowing him the time and space to send over a low cross that the unmarked Alfie Paxman was able to dispatch into the gaping net.

The turning point though was a missed penalty for the visitors which if converted would have given them a hard to reverse three goal advantage. No doubt about the award as Quba Gordon tripped Jerson Dos Santos just inside the box (and as an aside was fortunate to escape with just a yellow card). Dos Santos though attempted what is known in the trade as a 'Panenka' penalty, great if it works as it leaves the keeper floundering, though if it is struck over the bar as was the case with Dos Santos' effort it looks like an ostentatious waste of what was a chance to 'kill' the match.

Costly miss as a Maldon side which had shown none of the skills or abilities that has given them so much attention over the past few days, suddenly sprung to life and by half time had achieved a scarcely believable 4 2 lead. Started with the first flowing Maldon move of the evening resulting in a powerful drive from Jorome Slew that Henry Newcombe in the Folkestone goal could only parry into the path of Charlee Hughes to dispatch the rebound. The leveller soon arrived with Laste Dombaxe's deft chip in from the left, Hughes who looked from this angle slightly offside took advantage and placed wide of Newcombe. The hosts could even have the luxury of what could have been a crucial miss from Slew who uncharacteristically angled wide from close range before they took the lead when after a goalmouth scramble where close range efforts from Tyrique Hyde and Stephan Ngamvolou were blocked virtually on the line, Slew atone for his earlier miss by powerfully dispatching the loose ball. What was a hugely impressive period from Maldon that rivalled their Sunday display was concluded by an excellent finish from Hughes picking up a pass from Danny Parish, turning and sending a sublime angled chip beyond Newcombe and into the far corner. On the basis of what was seen in the first twenty minutes, it was like watching two completely separate matches.

The thoughts were that in contrast to the excitement of the first half the second period would be much tamer, to an extent this was true but Folkestone showed why they are so highly placed in their division having the majority of play, Maldon though showed many of the organisational and defensive qualities that served them so well three days before. They were fortunate not to concede when both Ronnie Dolan and Sam Hasler shot too high when in promising positions but eventually the deficit was halved when a cross from Scott Heard was stomached as opposed to chested over the line from Kieron McCann from a couple of feet out. Frantic final half hour in deteriorating wet conditions saw chances at both ends but crucially for Folkestone an equaliser could not be obtained if not for the amount of sustained effort as a clear slice towards his own net from Quba Gordon travelled just the wrong side of the net and in the final minute of stoppage time McCann who had acres of space on the right completely sliced the resulting shot which was in danger of landing in the adjoining River Blackwater. For their continued efforts Maldon are away to Enfield Town for what will be a similar task to what they had here. Depends by then whether the media attention will be too much of a distraction.

Good to have a meet and catch up with London Buck-Invicta pre match and whose emotions needless to say were rather varied during the course of the evening. However, great company as always and the return journey from Maldon where four fifths of those travelling back had been to the match went without issue. A quick change of attire for Mr B-I for his night shift and he perfectly dispatched the late running service back in the direction of Stratford. Indoors a couple of minutes after Wednesday became Thursday...


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Nov 14, 2019, 10:36 AM

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East of Scotland Qualifying Cup Round Two
Civil Service Strollers v Hill of Beath Hawthorn, 1-2, H.T. 1-1, Att 78 (h/c), Admission £6, Programme £2, Catering available in bar
At Christie Gillies Park, Edinburgh

Haws claimed their second Lowland League scalp of the week having eliminated Cumbernauld Colts from the South Challenge Cup at the weekend. It was no more than the East of Scotland Premier Division side deserved as they were the better team throughout most of the game.

Strollers had taken a 3rd minute led when Cammy Muirhead strode through to score with ease. Haws were level 7 minutes later as Calum Adamson burst down the right and fired home from an acute angle. Subbie Joe Kinninmonth scored the winner with a long range effort midway through the second half.

This was the first competitive game under the new floodlights at Christie Gillies Park. If Strollers had bene expecting a crowd to turn up then they were to be disappointed – a fair proportion of the crowd were from Fife and there was a good representation of neutrals. Strollers don’t really have any supporters as such. It was a bitterly cold night – the frost may actually have saved the game as it added a little firmness to an otherwise soggy pitch.

The lights are pretty decent and the addition of another illuminated clubs improves fixture flexibility. Access to the ground is different from a few years ago. Coming in the main gate from Marine Drive, go to the left of the pavilion building, then go through Club 1908, the Strollers Bar area. From there follow a path round to the entrance gate. Although there are sizeable portakabins in the ground itself they are not utilised for anything useful like a pie hatch, toilets or changing rooms. Parking is increasingly difficult with the expansion of the “World of Soccer” small-sided game courts at the ground – these are nothing to do with Civil Service Strollers.

Strollers usually produce a programme for every two or three games but they produced a one-off for this match to commemorate the floodlight switch on. It was very poor vale for £2 and they seemed to have a lot left over.


LeedsPhil
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Nov 14, 2019, 1:11 PM

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East of Scotland Qualifying Cup Round Two
Civil Service Strollers v Hill of Beath Hawthorn, 1-2, H.T. 1-1, Att 78 (h/c), Admission £6, Programme £2, Catering available in bar
At Christie Gillies Park, Edinburgh

This was the first competitive game under the new floodlights at Christie Gillies Park. If Strollers had bene expecting a crowd to turn up then they were to be disappointed – a fair proportion of the crowd were from Fife and there was a good representation of neutrals. Strollers don’t really have any supporters as such.

The lights are pretty decent and the addition of another illuminated clubs improves fixture flexibility. .

Strollers usually produce a programme for every two or three games but they produced a one-off for this match to commemorate the floodlight switch on. It was very poor vale for £2 and they seemed to have a lot left over.
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And (according to HibeeJibee, posted on FitbaNorth) some of your 78 had dashed across from Camelon, whose match tonight was also going to be their first under lights. The lights had previously been used for an under 20s fixture there OK, but tonight's ref called it off before KO deeming them to be too dim !



prorege
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Not because they were generally too dim - he reckoned one corner of the pitch was insufficiently lit. The system wasn't quite the same as the previous game at Carmuirs Park - it was a hybrid of the portable lights and some new permanent structures.

Yes, I saw 3 Edinburgh City supporters arrive at the Strollers.


Tim
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Malvern Town 5 Loughborough University 4 aet (FA Vase) Att: 387

Quite a night. If ever there was a justification for 3G pitches, this was it - no way would this game have finished on grass. Late arrival of the students meant an 8.00 kick off, and the game also included a delay for the visitors' injured keeper and a brief floodlight failure in extra time. This was a superb, end to end game, with Milky putting the Hillsiders ahead after two minutes, and with a 3-1 lead at the break, it looked safe. But the students had played some good stuff, and within 15 minutes were in front. Milky's 99th minute winner completed a hat trick and a tally for him of 11 goals in his last three games. A legend. The behaviour of all concerned was way better than the previous evening at Stourbridge.

The ground looks great. It's clearly a new ground because the pitch has moved a couple of metres or so (yellow smiley thing), and new dressing rooms and lights too. They seem to be a club going places and good luck to them. All the chairman's investment and effort attracted a fine crowd, easily the biggest I've ever seen here. Admission was £4 for a codger, but the prog was a little over priced at £2. Small Worcestershire Mafia also in attendance. Game of the season so far, I think.


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I was there too, and a game like this reminds you why you do it...forget the ticks and bracketed ticks, this was just a great game. I have to say I felt a bit sorry for the students, who were on the end of some full-bodied cynical challenges at times. They didn't help themselves though by keep giving the ball away in a similar way to Jayden Bogle in the recent Derby v Forest game. I should perhaps see Malvern more often, as the last time I came across them was in a cup tie v Wolverhampton Sporting which ended 10-5!!

I also had to smile (or grimace with a pain) at the volume of the PA in the stand....somebody's new toy was set to 11, as it was definitely 1 louder.


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FA Youth Cup R2
Ware 1 - 3 Maidenhead (HT 0 -0)
Wodson Park, Hertfordshire

Admission £5/3, Free team sheet, Tea £1
Att. 190

Another cold night, thermals advised, the turnstiles weren't open so admission was through the entrance hall to the bar. The pitch is 3G, with a fully seated stand closest to the clubhouse. Tea was available at the bar (as well as beer), whilst the queue to the outdoor tea hatch was still quite long well in to the second half. Opposite the main stand is a covered standing area.

Maidenhead had the edge in the first half but neither team got close to scoring. The second half saw the rain start and Ware came back out to play with more energy, although Maidenhead scored first. Ware equalised only to let in an own goal. Maidenhead then sealed it with another goal.



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2019 -20 season 24 new grounds.
Newest ground visited The Van Elle Welfare Ground, Pinxton FC, Derbyshire, Central Midlands Football League South, Level 11


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Yet again I was drawn towards one of my least favourite grounds, albeit in a very nice town, in support of the away side.
PARK DRIVE
MALDON & T 4 FOLKESTONE INVICTA 3
FA TROPHY
£10
£1


A first visit to the Mighty Oak Tap Room was followed by the inevitable Wetherspoons, where Timmy Tabby was kindly waiting with coins for a Martyr from Bishop Nick Smile

Match already well summed up, and no doubt will be further supplemented by coverage from DW in due course.

A frustrating result from a promising start, and a pleasant evening.


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.. and just when you thought the week was over .. it was time to get going again .. Wink

Chippenham Town Academy 0-2 Woking Academy (National League U19’s Alliance, Football Academy South Division)
- played at Beversbrook Sports Complex, Beversbrook Road, Calne from 2.00pm

Att – 8 (h/c); Entry – none; No team sheet … refreshments in the main building
Weather – sun was out but another cool day
Travel – M27, A34, A303; then in through Devizes and north .. needing a good couple of hours
Colours – all Blue for the Bluebirds .. and yellow tops and black shorts for the Cards

Well today turned out to be chalk and cheese .. this first game poor, with no stand out players .. somehow all following the same pattern of play .. passing sideways, defenders on top and each cancelling the other out .. the hosts probably edging the first eighty minutes .. but it was the last ten that resolved the game, as Lucas Wadkins stole the victory for the visitors, with goals on 80 and 88 when stabbing home a left footer and then turning in a shot at back post, to seal a first win of the season .. leaving our hosts pondering on what might have been.

Liked this sports complex .. a bit exposed but with twelve grass pitches and a 3G available .. the old timers out back enjoying their walking football .. the cricket pitch a good ‘an .. tennis court facilities available and a well a designed main building, where carpet bowls was underway, so this facility should blossom and benefit all the community in the future.
.. we then headed north .. hitting the Swindon commute and working our way over to the M5 .. for what has been described above but easily one of the most enjoyable games of the season .. even if the lights did go out for the third time this week .. Tongue

Malvern Town 5-4 Loughborough University FC after ET (4-4) (FA Vase, 2nd Round)
- played at the HDAnywhere Stadium, Langland Avenue, Great Malvern from 8.00pm

Att – 387; Entry - £6; Prog - £2 and a good selection of food and refreshment from the Clubhouse
Weather – spots of rain on entry .. monsoon developing by extra time
Travel – A417 to M5 and used M50 and A38 with a left turn or two into the hills.
Colours – all sky blue with claret trim for the Hillsiders .. all purple for the Scholars.

I really can’t do this game justice .. just going with an open mind to a cup game is all I ask .. but what a game this one provided .. the report below outlines, as the ebb and flow developed on a perfect new 3G pitch, our hosts strangers to their own surface but typifying why the Non-League offers so much to the local fans .. who lapped everything up and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

The ground will be a fantastic asset, with the main stand buzzing and fans sheltering from the rain .. just add some cover on the far side, finish off the patio outside the Clubhouse and complete the surfacing in the car park (half not in use, given the Contractors were in part clearing off site) and the future of this Club is very bright, amongst the Malvern Hills .. I will definitely come back to see the completed ground in daylight, sometime down the line .. well played both clubs .. a credit to the game .. as I once again turn for home, roads flooded .. and a three hour drive ahead .. Mrs hh sound asleep come 1.30pm, when I eventually hit the pillow .. with memories to last a lifetime and more games still to come.

Local Gazette report - https://www.malverngazette.co.uk/sport/18034909.fa-vase-report-malvern-town-5-loughborough-university-4/



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Bugbrooke St Michael 2 v 1 Aylestone Park UCL Div 1 Admission £5 Prog £1 Hot Drinks £1 Att 75 Est
Another trip with Henfield Bee saw us near Northampton to see Bugbrooke St Michael. A large ground with a smart clubhouse. Cover is all on the clubhouse side with benches instead of seats. This was a fiesty encounter, most of it coming from the away team. A robust tackle early on from an Aylestone player saw a melee which ended up with the Aylestone player seeing red for his part in the melee rather than the tackle, despite being down to 10 men the away team took the lead shortly afterwards and despite both teams having good chances it remained that way at half time. Slowly Bugbrooke got on top in the second half and after seeing a good chance well saved by the Aylestone keeper, from the resulting corner they scored when a shot went in off a defender, with the game looking like ending a draw an Aylestone player was sin binned and whilst down to 9 players the away team conceded the winner. A mention of the referee who was being observed, by 2 people, he got the sending off right and seemed to get most decisions right, however he did seem reluctant to issue a few yellows that may have calmed things down a bit. Straight forward journey home apart from the M23 being shut, however home just after midnight.


 
 


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