- Dec 7, 2019
Time to add your next set of matches, mine will follow soon
I was also at the Tiverton derby in 1986, having spent the morning at Exmouth Town v Dawlish Town (2-0).I do not often ask why the 2014 game in Regionalliga Nord, BV Cloppenburg v Werder II had a delayed kick off. But if you go to BV Coppenburg on twitter, you will find a picture of a helicopter on the pitch, taking a local patient to a larger nearby hospital. I have only twice seen the air ambulance on the pitch before kick off. The other was on the old ground of Newport IOW at Church Litten
I have also sent by twitter, three pictures from Llanrhaeadr for their match in 2016 prior to seeing Cheltenham lose 2-1 in Wrexham. Cheltenham defeats by the Welsh are responsible for my two highest attendances for the date, with 4463 at Wrexham, just beaten by the 4669 that saw Cheltenham lose at home by 2-1 to Swansea (2005). I have also seen Cheltenham lose at home to Plymouth by 3-0 (3831, 2015) and draw 1-1 at Walsall (4101, 2009). These are the top four crowds of the day.
In the days before Hops were formalised, the South West still could produce multiple fixtures for the bank holiday, so on good Friday 1986, we headed to South Western League games, Millbrook v Torpoint and Clyst Rovers v Truro City, with attendances estimated at 100 and 50. Both finished as 3-3 draws and we headed on to the day's big game - a derby in the Western League between Tiverton Town and Elmore, which attracted 290 at Ladysmead. This game was also a draw, but sadly goalless.
The only attendance I have listed as less than 50, was 20 for Sporting BTC 1-0 Michelmersh & Timsbury in 2007. I would think this was more than 50% hoppers.
Twice in Scotland on the date, visiting Peebles Rovers in 1987 (2-4 v Vale of Leithen, att. 80) and Airdrie United (as they were known in 2003) (2-0 v Berwick Rangers, Att. 1276).
In 1997, I made the last of my six visits to Stadion Menteng, before support f Persija became a big thing in Indonesia. The match against Persiraja drew about 300, with quite a few supporting the visitors. Not that anyone would have travelled the length of Summatra and then into Java to see their team lose 1-0, but that the game gives an opportunity for people from Banda Aceh to meet up
Yes I have 18,000 down as well but like Scotland games I don't like figures too rounded unless 36-24-36.1987 programmes had sold out by the time I arrived at Great Yarmouth. Thirty-three years on it's the longest of long shots but if anyone should have a spare ....
1994 a four-figure crowd seems huge even for a cup final. Interested if anyone else was there and could verify or correct that.
2001 same England away game as Hoddy, but my crowd figure is slightly different.
2010 an unusual Sunday game in Scotland, presumably to avoid Rothesay having to travel midweek.
2012 abandoned due to bad light, a surprise to no one other than the referee who kicked of at 6.40pm and had a lengthy half tie break. The result stood in the league records, and in mine.
Today's picture is from my 2010 visit to Staney Brig Park, home of Milngavie Wanderers
1987 Eastern Counties Lge: Great Yarmouth Town 0 Bury Town 4 (att 110)
1990 Hellenic League, Premier Div: Shortwood United 3 Fairford Town 1 (100)
1992 Hellenic League, Premier Div: Swindon Athletic 2 Fairford Town 1 (68)
1994 Leicestershire Senior Cup Final: Ibstock Welfare 2 St Andrews 1 (1,000) at Leics FA Ground, Holmes Park
1995 Kidderminster & District Lge Cup, QF: Highley Welfare 2 Brintons Chainwire 5 (48)
1997 noon Dorset Combination: Blandford United 0 Bournemouth Sports 1 (161)
1997 3pm Dorset Combination: Allendale 0 Gillingham Town 3 (91)
1998 Liverpool Combination, Div 1: Crystal Villa 0 Stockbridge 1 (18)
1999 Welsh League, Div 3: Seven Sisters 1 Newport YMCA 2 (50)
2001 Euro Champs Qual: Albania 1 England 3 (18,000) at Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana
2005 Hellenic League, Div 1 West: Quarry Nomads 0 Headington Amateurs 2 (95)
2007 North Lancs & District Lge, Premier Div: Highgrove 2 Torrisholme 1 (20)
2009 11am FL Youth Alliance: Rotherham United U18 1 Boston United U18 0 (33)
2009 2.30pm West Riding County Amateur Lge, Premier Div: Overthorpe SC 0 Golcar United 4 (12)
2010 Caledonian Amateur Lge, Div 1: Milngavie Wanderers 1 Rothesay Brandane 3 (30)
2011 Midlands Regional Alliance, Div 1: Little Eaton 3 Derby Royals 4 (32)
2012 Lancashire Amateur Lge. Div 1: AFC Hindley Juniors 6 Thornleigh 1 (16) abandoned after 77 mins, result stood
2015 10.15am Manchester Sat am Lge, Div 2: Cassidys 4 Baguley Athletic 2 (12)
2015 2pm North Lancs & District Lge, Div 1: Millhead 3 TIC Dynamos of Overton & Middleton 2 (24)
2016 Doncaster FA Challenge Cup QF: South Elmsall United Services 1 Kinsley Boys 4 (27)
2017 Warrington & District Lge, Premier Div: Thatto Heath 3 Vulcan 2 (54)
2018 Sheffield County Senior Lge, Div 2: New Bohemians 1 Boynton Sports 1 (25)
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