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Dec 7, 2019
Cheltenham Town
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Youth Team Sub
Dec 8, 2019
1983 Preston North End 2 Wimbledon 3 crowd 3,515
Division Three, Deepdale, Preston

Two weeks before this game we had beaten Nottingham Forest 2-0 at home in the first leg of a League Cup tie but had been unable to carry on that result into normal league games and had been swept aside 4-0 at Walsall the previous weekend, so a midweek trip to Preston where all but about 60 away fans would be there to support the home team was a good opportunity to bounce back quickly. Two seasons before I had been to Deepdale for the first time and seen us lose 3-2 but this time we managed to reverse that scoreline and come away with the points. Central defender Mick Smith headed us into a 5th minute lead and Wally Downes made it 2-0 after 20 minutes but Preston fought back well and Steve Elliott scored twice before half time on 30 and 43 minutes to level the score. Steve Ketteridge restored our lead after 55 minutes and we managed to hang to record an important win. After the game we took the milk train home from Manchester getting back to Euston at about 1.30am in the morning, walked across town to Waterloo and got a local train to Wimbledon in the middle of the night, got home about 4am, those were the days.

2003 Herne Bay 2 AFC Wimbledon 3 crowd 1,920
FA Vase 1st round proper, Winch’s Field, Herne Bay, Kent

The previous round had seen a dull 1-0 win at Pagham on a poor pitch but this was a different story, a modern day classic between two sides who preferred to attack than defend and the spectators were royally entertained as a result. I had got there early to watch the England v South Africa Rugby World Cup game and at one point someone popped there head in to see what was going on, turned out it was the Herne Bay centre forward who didn’t look too pleased to see his ground’s clubhouse taken over by visiting fans. The previous five games since Pagham had been won 6-0, 6-1, 7-0, 5-0 and 4-1 so it had all become too easy so this was a welcome test against stronger opposition on their own ground. Wimbledon started well and opened the scoring when central defender Matt Everard tucked home a long throw from Danny Oakins and although they had chances to increase their lead Herne Bay looked good in attack and it was no surprise when they equalised before half time. Six minutes after the break Joe Sheerin restored Wimbledon’s lead but with 15 minutes left it was 2-2 with an absolute worldie from Lee Jones which wobbled in the air before screaming in from 35 yards making the home fans cock a hoop and rocking us back on our heels. In the last minute a Herne Bay defender headed a ball off the line as extra time loomed, but with seconds left Matt Everard soared like a salmon to head in a magnificent winner to send the 1,500 visiting fans home happy. It was a beautiful day and on the drive home heading west I could hardly see a thing as the setting sun blinded me but we were just pleased to get through with our hardest game of the season so far.
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Youth Team Star
Dec 7, 2019
1977 NPL 1930 Lancaster C. 2 South Liverpool 0 822
A bit quiet at first, but the high-flying hosts got going before the break against obdurate opponents, and in the end were worthy winners. Second half goals by Darley and Benfold did the trick.

1980 Alliance 1500 Wealdstone 1 Bangor C. 1 621
A feisty encounter with several bookings. The visitors had an experienced team and defended their first-half lead (Owen) well. Only a Bowgett penalty earned the Stones a point. As it turned out these teams would be the bottom two teams in the Alliance this season. Programme was a double issue as the hosts were playing Gravesend on the Monday.

1986 SLP 1500 Gosport B. 2 Kings Lynn 1 200
Quite an even game with the visitors starting the better but the Boro came back and let through a Carroll goal at half time. The visitors reduced the deficit after the break with a Money penalty, but a late Mahoney goal settled it for the home team, who climbed out of the bottom four with this win.

1997 Conf 1500 Slough T. 3 Morecambe 3 781
A good game at Wexham Park, the Shrimps were much better in the first half, going in two up at the break, thanks to Healy and Norman. Slough reduced the deficit through Owusu, but Ceraolo quickly established the visitors' two goal advantage. The Rebels' defence may have been poor, but they were good coming forward, and they laid siege to the Morecambe goal in the last 10 mins. Fiore pulled a goal back, visiting sub Bignall was then sent off, and Brazil grabbed an equaliser. The ref played a lot of injury time but the Shrimps held out despite being under pressure. Morecambe finished fifth and won the League cup this season, a far cry from 20 years before when I watched them regularly as a student and they were rubbish, except in Cup games. Good ground and pies though.

2014 Conf 1500 Eastleigh 2 Nuneaton T. 1 1009
The lowly visitors were defending for their lives from the start and it was a surprise that the hosts only led by McAllister's 15th minute goal at the break. He then set up Collins for the second soon after the restart and it all looked very comfortable. The visitors, under new manager Daish, then improved dramatically and a Fowler free-kick pulled a goal back with 20 mins to go. But despite being under pressure the home side held out for the win.

2016 RCC1 1945 Hamble Club 4 AFC Totton 1 70
Cupset as Wessex 1 beat Southern South + West. The visitors had a strong side out but didn't turn up for the first 20 mins, by which time they were two down. O'Dell put the Monks three up in 32 mins and they coasted through the rest of the game, apart from a brief jolt when sub Hellyer pulled a goal back for the Stags. But a Rowe header restored the three goal lead and that was about it.


First Team Hopeful
Dec 7, 2019
Crewe Alexandra.

Wednesday @ 19-30 ,
UEFA Cup Round 2 1st leg.
Everton 2 v 1 Dukla Prague.

@ Goodison Park .

Everton - George Wood , Mike Pejic , Terry Darracott , Billy Wright , Mick Lyons , Martin Dobson , Trevor Ross , Andy King (1) , Mick Walsh , Bob Latchford(1) , Dave Thomas.
Sub - Neil Robinson for Darracott.
Manager - Gordon Lee.

Dukla Prague - Karel Stromsik , Vaclav Samek , Josef Novak , Ludek Macela (1) , Jan Fiala , Jozef Barmos , Frantisek Stambachr , Oldrich Rott , Stanislav Pelc , Zdenek Nehoda , Miroslav Gajdusek.
Sub - Ivan Bilsky for Pelc.
Manager - Jaroslav Vejvoda.

Referee - Antonio Garrido ( Portugal ).

Enjoyable game , Dukla had a plan and their late goal proved to be vital as they won 1-0 in the 2nd leg to go through on away goals.
They went on to beat Stuttgart in Round 3 before losing to Hertha in the Q-F's.

25 x games . 1 x double , 2 x 0-0's , 1 x foreign.

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Some other games visited on this date ( Top tier + Internationals + oddities).
1981 Willem II 1 v 2 Roda.
1992 Spartak Trnava 0 v 0 FC Nitra.
2014 Ayutthaya 2 v 1 Krabi (16-00).
2014 Bangkok Glass 2 v 3 Songkhla (20-00).
2015 Strassen 4 v 3 Rosport.

-----------------1867-USA buy Alaska---------------/-1962-Ranger 5 launch-it misses the Moon-
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Football Shorts

Junior Team Star
Feb 13, 2020
2016 - IRLAM 1-0 BOOTLE - nwcfl pd - att 68
2017 - WEST DIDSBURY & CHORLTON 0-2 BARNOLDSWICK TOWN - nwcfl pd - att 155

3 games - 4 goals


Reserve Team Hopeful
Dec 7, 2019

1983 Aveley - 2 Epsom & Ewell - 1 Servowarm Isthmian League Division One

1986 Ringmer - 2 Mount Grace (Potters Bar) - 3 AET FA Vase First Round

1991 Norwich City Reserves - 2 Watford Reserves - 1 Neville Ovenden Football Combination

1997 Zenith Windows - 7 CNSOBU - 0 Anglian Combination Division Three neither club exists now and quite possibly a one off the ground at Marl Pit Lane has been converted in to a solar farm.

2008 (1130) Norwich City U18 - 2 Arsenal U18 - 3 @ Colney Training Centre FA Premier League U18s
(1400) Easton - 2 Freethorpe - 1 Norfolk Junior Cup Second Round

2015 Riverside Rovers - 0 Priory Sports - 4 (105) FA Sunday Cup First Round @ The FDC Bowthorpe

2019 DESA (cat 2) - 0 Wroxham FC Open - 3
ESFA Super League
Aldiss Park (back pitch)
Attendance - 5
No admission charged or programme issued

A quick return to a previously elusive venue. Some confusion as whether this was a cup or league game but post game tweets mentioning three points seem to confirm it was in fact a league game. Not as exciting as Wednesday's offering, a comfortable win for WFC in the end, led courtesy of a 15 minute penalty at half time. This was doubled midway through the second half and a late third sealed the win.


1992 Norfolk Gazelles 15km - Bowthorpe 52-08 4th

1998 Icknield League - Earlham Park 34-48 24th

2009 Tri-Anglia 10km (race one) 63-05 17th rather slow but I had raced 50 miles the previous day !!

2014 Catton parkrun (55) 25-38 67th

2015 Fenland 10 miles - West Walton 78-16 102nd

Kirby Knitters

First Team Starter
Dec 7, 2019
The Knitters.
Conference North.
Hinckley United 1 Redditch United 1.
Att. 472.

Conference North.
Hucknall Town 2 Hinckley United 1.
Att. 303.


Youth Team Regular
Dec 7, 2019
Warrington Town are #1, Leeds Utd, Stranraer, Matlock Town, Warrington Wolves RLFC
A relatively quiet day compared to most around this period of the year.

1993 Stones Bitter Championship Division One Warrington v Halifax Won 15-7
1997 Welsh Cup Second Round Presteigne St. Andrews v Caersws 1-8
My first visit here. I would return on a hop many years later. A very pleasant ground with the stand being the main feature. They issued for this one.
1999 FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying sponsored by AXA Hednesford Town v Northwich Victoria Lost 1-0
2003 FA Vase First Round Blaby & Whetstone Athletic v Ledbury Town 3-1
B & W were in the Leicestershire Senior League at the time so ths ground was less developed than now I presume. I think it was just a railed pitch back then although some small cover may have been built. Time has eroded that memory now. They did issue though.
2008 Huws Gray Cymru Alliance Guilsfield v Holyhead Hotspur T135 1-2
2011 Doodson Sports Cup First Round Prescot Cables v Warrington Town Won 1-2
2014 Ebac Northern League Division Two Brandon United v Washington (T354) 1-4
One of those random lets do a Northern League ground days so three of us travelled. Brandon were struggling on the pitch and were a shadow of the not too distant championship winning side. A decent ground and friendly locals made for a good trip out. There was a programme. They avoided relegation in the end.
2016 Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division Rushall Olympic v Warrington Town Drew 2-2
Always a pleasure to visit if challenging for a midweek game. The prog was as bulky as ever. We are in different divisions now though as Rushall joined the new Southern Premier Central.


Youth Team Sub
Dec 7, 2019
Ipswich Town
Just 3 - all Ipswich home games -
2001 - Ipswich Town 0 Helsingborgs IF - UEFA Cup - kept the Ipswich unbeaten at home in Europe record- just!
2011 - Ipswich Town 1 Portsmouth 0 - Championship
2014 - Ipswich Town 1 Blackburn Rovers 1 - Championship


Junior Team Star
Apr 6, 2020
Tottenham Hotspur
Wingate & Finchley
1980 Arsenal 2 Sunderland 2 Att 32,135 (Div 1)
1982 Wealdstone 2 Dulwich Hamlet 1 (FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round Replay)
1983 Royston Town v Saffron Walden Town (Courage Eastern Floodlit League)
1986 Southwick 3 Finchley 0 (Isthmian Div 1)
1987 Tottenham Hotspur 1 Arsenal 2 Att 36,680 (Div 1)
1988 Finchley 2 Yeading 1 Att 75 (Isthmian Div 2 South)
1997 Barnet 2 Hull City 0 Att 2,315 (Div 3)
2014 Worcester Park 3 Dorking 1 Att 50 (RPM Records Div 1 Challenge Cup 1st Round)


Junior Team Star
May 10, 2020
1986 - Barnet 2 Scarborough 2 (GM Vauxhall conference)
1989 - Edgware Town 2 Northwood 2 (Greene King Spartan league premier Division)
1997 - Barnet 2 Hull City 0 (Nationwide league Division 3)
2005 - Barnet 3 Bristol City 2 (LDV trophy 1st round)
2008 - Rotherham United 3 Barnet 4 @ Don Valley Stadium (Coca cola league 2)
2014 - Edgware Town 2 Chesham United Reserves 3 (Spartan South Midlands league Division 1)


Reserve Team Sub
Dec 7, 2019
England, Leicester City, Bedfont & Feltham
1986 Southern Lge, Southern Div: Poole Town 1 Erith and Belvedere 2 (180)
When Poole Town were still based at Poole Stadium.

1988 FA Cup, 3rd qual rnd replay: Whitehawk 1 Windsor and Eton 0 (511)

1989 Football Lge, Div 4: Hereford United 3 Scarborough 1 (2,222)

1994 FA Trophy, 2nd qual rnd replay: Knowsley United 2 Lancaster City 1 aet (63)

1995 Western League, Premier Div: Calne Town 1 Brislington 1 (70)

1997 Manchester Lge, Div 1: British Aerospace Lostock 2 Failsworth Town 6 (12)

British Aerospace folded after the 1997/8 season. The ground was briefly used by Rivington after that. Bolton Wanderers' Eddie Davies Academy has since been build on adjacent land, and Google Maps shows houses now cover at least half the British Aerospace pitch.

11am FA Premier Academy Lge: Chelsea U19 0 Birmingham City U19 1 (50)
2.30pm Capital Counties Feeder Leagues Trophy, 1st rnd: Sheerwater 1 Feltham 2 (30)

The Chelsea game was at the Imperial College sports ground in Harlington, which is now QPR's youth team venue.

2006 BUSA, Northern Conference 5A: Salford University 3 Edge Hill College II (4)
At Salford's former Castle Irwell campus, which used to be Manchester Racecourse. The old main racecourse stand, just visible in the distance in my photo, has, like the rest of the site, been demolished. The site is likely to be developed for housing.

2007 Essex Senior Lge Cup, Gp C: London APSA 1 Sawbridgeworth Town 4 (15)
At the Terence McMillan Stadium.

11am Middlesex County Lge, Premier Div: Kodak (Harrow) 2 Marsh Rangers 5 (134)
3pm Herts Senior County Lge, Premier Div: Lemsford 2 Park Street Village 0 (16)

2009 Rep match: Independent Schools FA North U18 2 Cheshire Schools U18 0 (51) at King's School, Chester

2011 Hellenic Lge, Premier Div: Thame United 1 Kidlington 2 (89)

3pm Northern Ireland Football Lge, Championship 2: Queen's University 1 Dollingstown 2 (40)
7.30pm Leinster Senior Lge, Major Div 1: Mullingar Athletic 1 Castle Park 2 (30)


Reserve Team Starter
Dec 7, 2019
Fife clubs
1986, Saturday

English League Division One
Norwich City v West Ham United, 1-1, HT. 0-0
At Carrow Road, Att 22,884

This was the sort of day trop I wouldn’t contemplate now. I’d outgrown my Student Railcard and Under 26 Railcard and had resorted to an Annual Season Ticket Holder’s Railcard. Research suggested that Manchester Piccadilly to Oxford Road was the cheapest annual season ticket on the rail network, at something like £20. It then got you 30% of all rail fares.

This trip still required a bit of split ticketing. It included a day return from Berwick on Tweed to King’s Cross and an ordinary return from Edinburgh to Berwick, then a Day Return from Liverpool Street to Norwich, leaving Edinburgh at 11.10 on the Friday evening and getting back at 06.00 on Sunday.

Probably went to Sportspages on the Saturday morning before getting a train to Norwich. Coming back we got herded onto a football special going back from Norwich to London non-stop. That was an experience. 1950s rolling stock and it came to a very sudden lurching halt in some godforsaken station in East London. I presume someone had pulled the communication chord and everyone was jumping out so we thought it prudent to join them. No idea where it was but we ended up on a bus back into the centre of London. Pints aplenty in the pub whose name I cannot remember between Kings Cross and Euston (it might have been the Caledonian or something similar) then homeward.

The game was unusual in that Norwich City went into it top of the First Division table. West Ham were 4th.

Norwich: Graham Benstead, Shaun Elliot, Anthony Spearing, Ian Culvehouse, Steve Bruce, Mark Barham, Mike Phelan, Ian Crook, Wayne Biggins, Kevin Drinkell, Dale Gordon. Subs Dave Hodgson
West Ham: Phil Parkes, Paul Hilton, Neil Orr, Tony Gale, Raymond Stewart, Alan Dickens, George Parris, Mark Ward, Kevin Keen, Paul Goddard, Tony Cottee. Subs Billy Bonds

I remember being in a covered terracing down one side of the pitch. Come to think of it, it might have had bench seats in it but I cannot be sure. I do remember the view was terrible.

Both goals came in the second half. Kevin Drinkell put Norwich ahead, with Paul Goddard equalising for West Ham. Other than that, I recall nothing.

Quite surprising that Norwich were doing so well with a number of barely memorable players. They eventually finished fifth with West Ham 15th.

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Youth Team Regular
Dec 7, 2019
1986- Rugby League- Yorkshire League Premier. Yew Tree v Lock Lane 30-10 @ Cross Green School.
3pm FA Cup 3rd Qualifying round replay. Tow Law Town v Bridlington Town 0-0 ( aet). before they were lit up!
7.30pm Northern Div.2. Shildon v Billingham Town 1-1.
1992- Mid Wales League. Machynlleth v U C W 5-2.
1997- Midlands Regional Alliance League Cup 4th round. Rowsley '86 v Brailsford 2-3.
2001- FA Academy Premier U19. Huddersfield Town v Leeds United 1-9 @ Emley.
11 am FL Youth Alliance U19 North Central. Wrexham v Chesterfield 3-3.
2.30 pm Welsh National ( Wrexham) Premier. Borras Park Albion v Queens Park 0-1.
2008- Leicestershire Senior Div.1. Dunton & Broughton Rangers v Anstey Town 1-3.
2009- FA Sunday Cup 1st round. Lindley W M C v J O B. 0-3 @ Syngenta. now Huddersfield Town's training ground.
2014- Cheshire FA Amateur Cup 2nd round. Neston Nomads v Old Altrinchamians 3-2 (aet).

Lord Lucan

Reserve Team Sub
Dec 9, 2019
1978 (Wednesday)

Sporting Braga 0 West Bromwich Albion 2
UEFA Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg
@ Estadio 1st de Maio

After the rather poor club travel arrangements for the 1st Round tie in Turkey, this time they let David Dryer Sports organise the whole thing. The issue then was that, because the fans would be travelling with the players, reporters and directors, the trip was priced at a level designed (presumably) to keep the riff-raff away.

The programme for the return leg reported that 38 of the more well heeled fans had been on the official trip and around dozen had made the journey under their own steam. Our group of 4 were in the latter category. After seeing Albion trimuph 3-1 at Elland Rd on the Saturday, we caught the train from Leeds to London then on via Dover and Calais to a Belgian top level game at Berchem on Sunday. Onwards to Paris where a fleapit hotel was located next to Nord station. On the Monday morning we got a train from Paris which took around 24 hours to get to Porto. Nearing the end of the journey we stopped at a station (Espinho ?) and the Town Crier opened the window to see where we were only for an urchin on the platform to throw a cup of water at him - gave the rest of us a laugh. Excellent hotel was secured for 2 nights in Braga at a very cheap price.

On match day we happened to roll up at the ground just as the coach bringing Albion directors and others arrived. The likes of Bert Millichip looked down their noses at the peasants below but one director, former player Cliff Edwards, got off, thanked us for our support and asked if we had got tickets. We had, from a newspaper kiosk in town the day before.

I vaguely recall the match was fairly mundane in the first half but Albion stepping up a gear in the second with Cyrille Regis getting both goals in the space of less than 2 minutes. The local paper estimated the attendance as 21,000 but Albion's record of the season gives 31.383 which they must have got from an official source.

One of the fans, known to us, on the official trip suggested we joined them at the post-match champagne reception in a nearby hotel. We did, but felt a bit out of place and left after one drink to find a local bar.

Thursday it was another 24 hour plus train journey to Paris, then onwards to Dunkerque for the early hours ferry on Saturday. Back home for a freshen up before heading off to The Hawthorns for Albion 7 Coventry 1 ... but that is another story.

Great trip - certainly couldn't cope with similar now.


Reserve Team Regular
Mar 10, 2020
Oxford United / groundhopper
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I bet the Russians now regret selling Alaska to the US! Perhaps Putin could offer to buy it back?

The Ranger 5 launch was actually in 1962, not 1982 (not much point in doing that after the moon landings.)

18th October 1980 is significant for me in football terms because it was the start of a still unbroken run of October Saturdays on which I have watched some football (I say "some" because there have been two abandoned matches in the total, and there was another when I arrived after the kick-off) although the pandemic could yet bring the run to an end on the 24th and/or the 31st this year.

In 1980 it was the half-term holiday (I had been at school on the 11th, so did not get to a match that day) and the match I chose could hardly have been a better choice; Fulham 0 Oxford United 4, which happened to be the first time I had ever seen Oxford United play away from home, as well as being my first visit to Craven Cottage. I can remember the tube journey very well, which was made from East Finchley and going on the Circle Line via Baker Street and High Street Kensington. As was usual for myself at the time, I left home later than I would today, and arrived at the ground only 15 minutes before the start. I stood at the south end with all the other Oxford United fans, of which there were plenty.
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Youth Team Sub
Feb 20, 2020
football in Norfolk
Saturday 18th October 1986
FA Vase 1st Round kick off 1500
Gresley Rovers v Eastwood Hanley at the Moat Ground
Score 2-1 half time 2-0 Attendance around 275
An enjoyable game with Rovers two goals up after 19
minutes. Eastwood came back into the game with a goal
12 minutes after the restart but despite a lot of pressure
could not force an equaliser. Really liked the ground a small
capacity but traditional non league ground. Didn't they once
have plans to relocate elsewhere ? Do they still plan to ?
Gresley reached the 4th round before losing to Warrington.

Sunday 18th October 1992
FA Sunday Cup 1st Round Replay kick off 1400
Bly Spartans v Concord Rangers at Blaw Knox Sports Ground
Watling Street Strood
Score 3-0 half time 1-0 Attendance around 60
Admission free Programme by donation
Back in 1992 Bly Spartans only competed in Sunday football
although I think the ground may have hosted Kent League
football in the fifties. Bly took an early lead in the game with
a text book headed goal. In the second half it was Concord
who did most of the attacking but with time running out they
pushed forward leaving gaps at the back and Bly scored
from a breakaway, Then in the final minute Bly were awarded
a dubious penalty which was tucked away to give Bly a rather
flattering 3 goal winning margin. Bly went out to reach the
last 16 before losing to Reading Brough, The ground has
been developed a fair bit since 1992 when it was just a roped
off pitch with a small amount of overhang cover in front of the
changing block and is now the home of Rochester United.

Saturday 18th October 2003
FA Vase 1st Round Proper kick off 1500
Curzon Ashton v Poulton Victoria at Katherine Street
Score 0-2 half time 0-2 Attendance not known
Admission £4.50 Programme £1.10
A very hard fought match in which the Vics were on top in the
first half opening the scoring after 24 minutes with a goal from
an acute angle. Then second goal coming after a trip in the
penalty area just before half time. The second half saw
Curzon pushing forward but they could not unlock the Vics
defence. Vics squandered two chances in breakaways that would
have increased their lead. Currzon lost at Morpeth in the next

Sunday 18th October 2009
FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round kick off 1500
Cray Wanderers v Burgess Hill at Hayes Lane
Score 1-2 Attendance not known
Admission £9 Programme £2
Burgess Hill upset their higher ranked opponents as
Cray were in the Isthmian Premier league at the time.
Regrettably I have no notes of the game.
Burgess Hill lost at Farnborough in the next round.


First Team Hopeful
Dec 7, 2019
Crewe Alexandra.
-1982-Ranger 5 launch-it misses the Moon-
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The Ranger 5 launch was actually in 1962, not 1982 (not much point in doing that after the moon landings.)
Ta Chris, it looks better now.
As long as I don't make any errors on the leagues I upkeep, I'll settle for an on error on RETRO.
You'll always tell me of any. 😋

The Willows

Youth Team Sub
Dec 8, 2019
Mansfield Town
Saturday 18th October 1980

AFC Bournemouth 0 Mansfield Town 1 (3,335)

The first of four visits to the old Dean Court before its reconfiguration. After relegation the previous season Mick Jones's Stags hit form in October winning six consecutive league games, this one courtesy of a Kevin Bird header. Birdie was a great servant to Mansfield, playing 450 games and scoring 63 goals, 11th all time in the Stags goalscorer list, not bad for a defender. Unfortunately like many prolific headers of a ball from that 60s/70s he now suffers with dementia. In recognition to his time from Mansfield's golden era one of our executive suites is named after him.Bird1975DecemberManCityaway.jpg


Junior Team Star
Dec 7, 2019
Step 4 - 6 local football
Saturday 18 October 1980 - Arsenal 2-2 Sunderland (League Division 1)
Saturday 18 October 2003 - Leigh RMI 1-4 Barnet (Nationwide Conference)
Tuesday 18 October 2005 - Barnet 3-2 Bristol City (LDV Vans Trophy)
Saturday 18 October 2008 - Bury Town 1-0 Leighton Town (FA Trophy)
Tuesday 18 October 2011 - Chalfont St. Peter 1-1 Leighton Town
Saturday 18 October 2014 - Leighton Town 3-3 Corinthian Casuals (FA Trophy)
Tuesday 18 October 2016 - Leighton Town 1-2 Dunstable Town (Bedfordshire Senior Cup)

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