Stamco must have been paying some decent wages by the look of their team, Chivers, Gatting and Trusson are names that stand outAfter the late arrival back from Anglesey yesterday it was an early (for me) start this morning to get down to Sussex for
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After lunch in Newhaven, I caught the bus to the Piddinghoe Avenue ground meeting up with local(ish) resident Paul Sparrow (RIP) to watch this first ever Sunday match in the Sussex County League. I remarked on the unexpectedly cold temperature and Paul replied that it was always cold at this clifftop location .
Very impressively, the programme included the full set of results from the previous day's SCL gams and an updated table which showed Stamco top with 61 points from 24 games and P&T 11 points behind, but with 6 games in hand.
The top of the table fixture on a Sunday had certainly caught the attention of people and a remarkable crowd of over 1,000 was present. I have not been in such a large attendance at County League level before or since.
P&T deservedly won 2-0 and went on to win the title, for the fourth time in 5 years, with 101 points. Stamco finished second on 90 points, but it was they who joined the Southern League for the following season. P&T's online history bemoans the "lack of ambition" which meant, unlike Stamco, they had "little hope of further progression". The fact that P&T are still going strong 25 years later whereas Stamco, after 2 name changes, folded in 2004 reinforces my view that "ambition" is not always all it's cracked up to be.
Indeed. The previous season, when they had also finished second behind Peacehaven, Brian McDermott & Jimmy Gilligan were on their books.Stamco must have been paying some decent wages by the look of their team, Chivers, Gatting and Trusson are names that stand out
A bit surprised that Grenville Hair was still at Leeds as late as 1964; in fact it was the very last of his 474 appearances for the club1964- FL Div.2. Preston North End v Leeds United 2-0. Att. 35,612.
Garry Sprake, Paul Reaney, Grenville Hair, Willie Bell, Jack Charlton, Norman Hunter, Johnny Giles, Jim Storrie, Alan Peacock, Bobby Collins, Albert Johanneson.
1990- Westmorland FA Cup SF. Burton Thistle v Netherfield 1-7.
2001- Notts FA Intermediate Cup SF. Vernon Villa v Matrixgrade 1-3.
2005- Sheffield County Senior League Cup SF. Sportsman Roy Hancock v Mexborough Main Street 4-1.
2007- Liverpool County Premier. I Zingari Cup 2nd round. Collegiate Old Boys v East Villa 0-3.
He became player manager of Wellington Town in May 1964. In 1967 he was appointed trainer at Bradford City, taking over as manager the following year. He had been in the Valley Parade hot seat for only a few weeks when he collapsed and died on 7 March 1968, whilst supervising a City training session.A bit surprised that Grenville Hair was still at Leeds as late as 1964; in fact it was the very last of his 474 appearances for the club
I was at the Chelsea game with my younger Blues supporting brother, who was only 13 at the time.1984: Fulham 2 Newcastle United 2 Division 2 (att; 12,290)
Down at college I had a family weekend visit. I took my youngest brother to this game, rather than the other option of Chelsea v Oldham Athletic. We stood on the open Putney End cheering with the visiting Geordies and were treated to a cracking game between two star studded sides in Kevin Keegan's final season.
All the action can be seen here.
1990: Scarborough 4 Burnley 2 Division Four (att: 2,961)
Boro blew the Clarets away with a cracking first half performance. I believe it was 3-0 at the break with plenty of tetchy away fans heading away at that point. Goals from Adie Meyer, John MacDonald, Paul Dobson and George Oghani delivered the three points for Ray McHale's side. Oghani was sent off in the second half against his former club.
2015: Sutton United 1 Bromley 2 (Conference South) (att: 529)
A Tuesday night after a work course in town I took the tube for beers in the Alexandra in Wimbledon before meeting a regular companion to hosts go ahead through Berndette Gomis, capitalising on an Alan Julian goalkeeping error.
An error from U's stopper Aaron Howe allowed Jamie Slabber to equalise twenty minutes from time before a corner went in off the same scorers stomach four minutes from time. There were chances still to come at both ends, but the result was about right.
2017: Dynamo Dresden 3 Kaiserslautern 3 - 2. Bundesliga (att: 28,907)
I'd taken a flight from Glasgow the previous day to Berlin from where I took a FlixBus from the airport down to Dresden, staying in the centre and enjoying a nocturnal wander round the stunning sights. I took a further look on a lovely Friday of the match, also calling in at the historic Heinz-Steyer-Stadion and then a tram to Loschwitz further up the Elbe.
Lunch at a Czech restaurant, a nap and then a couple of beers later I headed on a tram to DDV-Stadion which reminded me of Leicester's King Power Stadium. The ultras at the far end put on a hell of a show pre match and made a real racket throughout.
The match turned out to be an absolute cracker. Dynamo started off on the front foot but it was Kaiserslautern who took the lead when the ball wasn’t cleared and Robert Glatzel steered the ball home. He doubled the visitors lead on twenty seven minutes with a fine shot as the Dynamo central defenders dallied.
Dynamo were soon back in the game when a cross from Giuliano Modica was fired home by Manuel Konrad just past the half hour mark. Stefan Kutschke equalised with a penalty on the stroke of half time.
The same man put the hosts ahead after a spell of pressure thirteen minutes from time as the place went berserk. Three minutes from the end Lautern equalised through Kacper Przybyłko before they came close to a winner when a shot came back off the crossbar.
At full time I went as fast as possible to take a couple of trams to Albertplatz from where it was a short walk to the majestic Zum Bautzner Tor bar which had been recommended by a German Twitter pal. Excellent home brewed beers were consumed in the relic from the former communist era in the city, with plenty of old memorabilia on show. My train the following morning necessitated a 5am alarm call. I should have really had headed home, but instead I went to the Shamrock Pub for some dunkel nightcaps. A most enjoyable day in a good city.
2018: Edgware Town 3 Harpenden Town 1 Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division (att: 86)
Mentioned above by Wiretown.Editor. Cold and between night shifts, common sense prevailed and I went to my local ground. Luke Durnin and Omololu Onabolu put Wares 2-0 up before the prolific James Ewington reduced the arrears. Steven Benavides secured the win in stoppage time.
1974 - Midland Bank v Queens Park Athletic (Bournemouth Sunday Junior 4) played in goal in a 2-3 defeat. The results are getting closer and we even picked up enough points to get us off the bottom of the table by the end of the season.
1976 - Leicester University III v Warwick University II, played in goal in a 4-2 win.
1979 - Malden Vale Res v Catford United Res (London Spartan Intermediate 3) - linesman.
1983 - Inland Revenue v Merseyside Civil Service (Lewis Cup Quarter Final) - linesman. Ironically, most of the Merseyside team also worked for us!
1984 - Woodford Town Res v Chigwell Police (London Intermediate Cup Round 3) - referee.
1985 - AFA Referees Society v Civil Service Veterans, had a run around in midfield in a 3-2 win on the main pitch at Chiswick.
1990 - Tooting & Mitcham United Res v Molesey Res (Suburban South) - referee.
1991 - Hillingdon Hornets v Hanwell Town U18 (Ealing Youth Senior) - referee.
1996 - Branksome Conservative Club v Cunningham Sports (Dorset Sunday Senior Cup Semi Final) - referee, at Bournemouth Poppies.
2001 - Wimborne Town v Bournemouth (Wessex) - observer.
2002 - Wallisdown Liberal Club v Cranleigh (Bournemouth Sunday 2) - referee.
2004 - Corfe Hills School v Glyn Technology College (ESFA U18 Trophy Quarter Final) - linesman, played at Hamworthy Recreation FC.
2007 - AFC Branksome v Westover Bournemouth 'A' (Bournemouth 4) - referee.
2012 - Trinidad v Allendale (Bournemouth Premier) - referee.
2013 - Newtown Rovers v Vienna Windows Res (Bournemouth Sunday 6) - referee.
2020 - West Bridgford v Barrow Town (East Midlands Counties) - observer, att. 14.
They were fine from what we came across. There was an interesting moment back at Putney Bridge station after the game when fans on mass were being held at the bottom of the steps for a special tube direct to Kings Cross. Some local wag thought it a good idea to start a sporadic Sunderland chant.I was at the Chelsea game with my younger Blues supporting brother, who was only 13 at the time.
They beat the Latics 3-0, on their way to winning Division 2 on GD from Sheffield Weds (Att 16k i think)
Seems strange that both teams were at home on the same day, especially with Newcastle in town. Having said that, we travelled part of the way back to Spalding on the same train as the Geordies, and they were a decent bunch.
We went to St James Park the following week!
I'm afraid not, all I can tell you is neither side reached the final. I refereed the semi final Corinthian Casuals Res v Newmont Travel and Newmont Travel beat Walthamstow Avenue Res 3-0 in the final.Do you have the score of the 1984 Woodford Town Reserves v Metpol Chigwell game in the Intermediate Cup by any chance Ellisref?
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