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Saturday 10 October
Fa vase 2nd qualifying round
Afc Darwen 0-2 Runcorn town
£7 admission inc booking fee
No programme due to covid
£3.90 Guinness £3 cheeseburger £1 bovril
238 attending( full allowance sold)
Chap count 7
5 -2 in home sides favour
 
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Wincanton Town 1 Bishop Sutton 0
Western League Division One
Saturday 10 October 2020
£6 entry £1 programme
Attendance: 86
Good tight game
Utter chaos after the game ended. Bookings, sendings off. Fights, players calming down, others going back to fight them again. Most disorderly end I think I’ve ever seen. Bloke assessing the referees was scribbling like mad at the end.
 
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Went there a couple of times.

Very decent main stand, strange floodlights, from a lighting point of view.
As I’ve said before went there once. You got thefeeling you were sussed as not being ‘local’ within seconds.
 

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Saturday 10 October
Whyteleafe 2-2 Cray Valley PM
Att: 279 (edging nearer to the 300 allowed)
Away: 10, maybe
Chaps: A dozen

Decent game that reminded a bit of our match against Preston. The Leafe, possibly with one eye on the big FA Cup at home to NLS Concord Rangers on Tuesday night, were pretty dreadful but inexplicably found themselves 2-0 up HT having barely touched the ball.

Their star man, former Colchester player Ryan Gondoh was withdrawn (injured I assume) just after half-time after a poor half. I think he’s a left back by trade but at Whyteleafe has been given the number 10 role. He’s normally a joy to watch but this wasn’t a great day for him. Anyway, Cray Valley pulled one back just after the break before equalising from a wide free kick in injury time. I took an odd comfort in seeing my borrowed team let in a last minute equaliser. It was a feeling I’d not had live for a while and the familiarity made me smile.

Highlight was seeing Leafe manager Harry Hudson with his white tactics board out on the pitch during a break in play - though to little avail.

Onto Tuesday night and what will certainly be a 300 ‘sellout’.
 

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Sussex Senior Cup

Pagham 4-0 mile oak

Admission £6
Programme £1
Att : under 100

A very one sided game from the get go. Pagham a Division above were too strong for mile oak.
2-0 at h/t.
4-0 at f/t.
 

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Fa vase 2nd qualifying round

Comes Sports 1-4 Pagham

£20 for 2 adults, a senior & a programme

Att - 169 - up to 30 from Pagham

Cowes is on the isle of white, so we made a day of it getting the ferry over.

Same level but Wessex prem v southern Combination prem. looked divisions apart as Pagham ripped em apart from the start, going 3 up in half hour which could have been more before h/t. The first goal a lovely curler across the keeper in to the top corner from inside the left side of the box.
2nd half Pagham took their foot off the gas and slowed their game down. This allowed cowes back in sort of, who got one back. Both teams had chances. Pagham getting another later on.
Cowes only have one old rickety wooden grandstand with benches, good view with the obligatory pillars.rest of the ground all the same level, pathway really.
Cracking atmosphere, especially first half, loads of noise from home and away fans, to the players, officials, each other, especially the country type accents from the locals. Proper stuff. Passionate & funny.
We were sat near the PA announcer, proper ooh-argh, who had great banter trying to find out Pagham numbers off us, us having to ask others, had particulate confusion over one number (17) which was repeated around for a few minutes where he eventually announced over the PA “going off no17, glad to see him go off”. No 17 had actually come on and scored the 4th goal, we were all cracking up again when he asked who scored, we were asking round and he realised it 17, telling us “ your gonna love this & wind me up, it was 17 “.
At full time he lent over and said “thanks for coming and all that, it’s great to have a laugh like that”. Fair play to him, could easily have got the hump wanting to make the announcements but he was game for the laugh. On the way out, their fans were sound and wishing all the best to people who were obviously not local. A nice touch considering they’ve lost 8 of their 11 games so far, their 3 wins coming in cups, things not looking good for them.
Top day out
 

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OK, I may be getting confused with the FA Cup which has separate limits then - 15% of ground capacity at Step 4?
No its the same for FA Cup and League games (the 15 percent you remember was only for the first game in that ground in August)

Step 3 600 fans (Isthmian League Premier, Southern League Premier)
Step 4 400 fans (Isthmian League South East, Southern League Division One South)
Step 5 and below 300 fans (Combined Counties)

 

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Barking 1 FC Romania 2.

Att. 87. £10 adults, online programme. £4 cheesburger.

Took me 3 hours 20 minutes by public transport from Hatton Cross. Got in ground at 3.20. Rail replacement buses from Canning Town. DIstrict line was out of action. What a bottleneck Barking is, absolutely awful. At least upper deck of bus proved to me how lucky I am to live this side of London. Got a lift back to Redbridge tube on Central line. Much better. Chap count about 15.
 

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Barking 1 FC Romania 2.

Att. 87. £10 adults, online programme. £4 cheesburger.

Took me 3 hours 20 minutes by public transport from Hatton Cross. Got in ground at 3.20. Rail replacement buses from Canning Town. DIstrict line was out of action. What a bottleneck Barking is, absolutely awful. At least upper deck of bus proved to me how lucky I am to live this side of London. Got a lift back to Redbridge tube on Central line. Much better. Chap count about 15.
Should get the overground train from Fenchurch Street to Barking takes 10minutes.
 

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Barking 1 FC Romania 2.

Att. 87. £10 adults, online programme. £4 cheesburger.

Took me 3 hours 20 minutes by public transport from Hatton Cross. Got in ground at 3.20. Rail replacement buses from Canning Town. DIstrict line was out of action. What a bottleneck Barking is, absolutely awful. At least upper deck of bus proved to me how lucky I am to live this side of London. Got a lift back to Redbridge tube on Central line. Much better. Chap count about 15.
Wow! That's some trek! Why did you choose this one when there are at least two grounds within walking distance of Hatton Cross?! Brings back memories though... used to drink in the pub next to Redbridge tube after work most days, 30 years ago!
 

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Wow! That's some trek! Why did you choose this one when there are at least two grounds within walking distance of Hatton Cross?! Brings back memories though... used to drink in the pub next to Redbridge tube after work most days, 30 years ago!
I prefer to ground hop, I only need to visit four more in that division and I met a mate who travelled down from Milton Keynes to complete the division by visiting Barking, so good to meet up with him.
 

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Barking 1 FC Romania 2.

Att. 87. £10 adults, online programme. £4 cheesburger.

Took me 3 hours 20 minutes by public transport from Hatton Cross. Got in ground at 3.20. Rail replacement buses from Canning Town. DIstrict line was out of action. What a bottleneck Barking is, absolutely awful. At least upper deck of bus proved to me how lucky I am to live this side of London. Got a lift back to Redbridge tube on Central line. Much better. Chap count about 15.
Bloody hell I drove to Darwen Saturday and it only took 30 minutes longer
 

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Tuesday 13 October
FA Cup 3rd qualifying round
Whyteleafe 1-2 Concord Rangers
Att: 400 (maximum allowed)
Away: 30 or so
Chaps: 20-odd

A brave effort from Whyteleafe but the run is over. Went 1-0 up in the second minute from a superb Ryan Gondoh free-kick but couldn’t hang on as the visitors equalised before half time before winning it with 15 to go. Whyteleafe denied a clear penalty at 1-0 up by a ref who was abysmal all night.
 

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Tuesday 13 October
FA Cup 3rd qualifying round
Whyteleafe 1-2 Concord Rangers
Att: 400 (maximum allowed)
Away: 30 or so
Chaps: 20-odd

A brave effort from Whyteleafe but the run is over. Went 1-0 up in the second minute from a superb Ryan Gondoh free-kick but couldn’t hang on as the visitors equalised before half time before winning it with 15 to go. Whyteleafe denied a clear penalty at 1-0 up by a ref who was abysmal all night.
Shouldn't have been any aways, or were the 30 officials.
 

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dont think aways are banned are they ? all the games mates have been to have had them
They are in the cup if they're from National League South/North or above.

Because you're more likely to catch or spread the virus if you're a fan of one of those teams.
 

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They are in the cup if they're from National League South/North or above.

Because you're more likely to catch or spread the virus if you're a fan of one of those teams.
so Concord were allowed then as step 3 or below ?
 

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so Concord were allowed then as step 3 or below ?
Concord are Step 2 so they shouldn’t actually have had any fans there. Even though they were playing at a step 4 club.

The 30 or so that were there were technically breaking the rules.

So:

Step 2 V anyone - no fans allowed
Step 3 or below V Step 2 - home fans only allowed
Step 3 or below V Step 3 or below - home and away fans allowed

All very logical
 
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Concord are Step 2 so they shouldn’t actually have had any fans there. Even though they were playing at a step 4 club.

The 30 or so that were there were technically breaking the rules.

So:

Step 2 V anyone - no fans allowed
Step 3 or below V Step 2 - home fans only allowed
Step 3 or below V Step 3 or below - home and away fans allowed

All very logical
Thanks sorry , didn;t realise CRFC went up last year
 

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Nice set up at Concord.
I went there by mistake once when I was looking for Canvey Island FC and had a nosey around.
 

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Nice set up at Concord.
I went there by mistake once when I was looking for Canvey Island FC and had a nosey around.
Was the mistake going to Canvey Island in the first place.

Paul Nicholas' character, in Just Good Friends, described it as The Big Crab-apple.
 

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Was the mistake going to Canvey Island in the first place.

Paul Nicholas' character, in Just Good Friends, described it as The Big Crab-apple.
Loved that show . Penny was lovely and Vince was a fridge
 

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Saturday 17 October
Northern Premier league Premier division
Gainsborough trinity 1-3 Witton albion
£12 admission no programme
£3.80 Guinness £3 cheeseburger £1.20 oxo
594 attending
Chap count 18
13-3 in Gainsborough favour
Apparently this is the oldest single club ground in the world.
Pretty good game Witton like to knock it around whilst trinity seems to favour the counter. Definitely a ground for conference even though its seen better days gives it that much more character.
 

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Saturday 17 October
Northern Premier league Premier division
Gainsborough trinity 1-3 Witton albion
£12 admission no programme
£3.80 Guinness £3 cheeseburger £1.20 oxo
594 attending
Chap count 18
13-3 in Gainsborough favour
Apparently this is the oldest single club ground in the world.
Pretty good game Witton like to knock it around whilst trinity seems to favour the counter. Definitely a ground for conference even though its seen better days gives it that much more character.
Were the other 2 chaps neutral?
 

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Sunday 18 October
Th Vitality Women's FA Cup 2nd qualifying round
The Trico Stadium (always think of Trico as Brentford!)
Reditch Utd Women 1-1 Doncaster Rovers Belles
Att: 150-200 approx (could be bullshit)
Away: 30 or so
Chaps: no idea
Food and Drink: available but not checked out

Gripping entertainment as both sides go for the win. Similar styles: both teams passing out from the back to play quality possession football. Chances were about even, but both lack a cutting edge in front of goal although 6 time winners Belles, currently managed by Rovers centre-back Andy Butler, did strike the woodwork twice. And it was they who broke the dead-lock on 78 minutes (Andrew). In such a tight encounter this was surely it... but no, Utd sub Jade Guppy strikes the equaliser on 87 minutes.

Game goes to penalties. Redditch keeper makes a fine save from Belles' opener, and their second strikes the bar and comes out. In the meantime, Utd calmly slot their first four to run out winners, in their fourth tie of the competition. Scenes ensue. Massive pile-up on pitch.

Very tidy stadium, with stands on all sides. A well-run and ambitious set-up.

Utd draw Boldmere St Michaels (top of table in higher division, I believe) in the 3rd qualifying round. The big guns (Super League + Championship) do not join in until round 4 proper, apparently (31st Jan).
 

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Tuesday 20 October
Spartan south midland Premier division
Wembley 0-3 aylesbury Vale dynamos
£7 admission £1 programme £4 strongbow
No food
Estimate 50 attendance no chaps.
Pretty even game difference was the finishing. Liveliness in the tunnel after the game starting with the Wembley coach and aylesbury keeper to which the coaches son joined in and when it all kicked off the coaches brother joined in who was a spectator.
 

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chertsey 0 marlow 3 league game last night......awful watch, with chertsey not having 1 shot on goal,,,,,,about 300 there, 15 marlow exactly and no chaps {30ish local chaps},,,,,,ref was awful too,,,,,,,but at least the beer was decent !
 

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Saturday 24th October
United counties league Premier division
Anstey nomads 10-1 peterborough Northern star
£5 admission £1 programme £3.30 Guinness no food
Estimate attendance 60
No chaps
Top v bottom as expected one way traffic.
Dread to think what score would have been if Anstey wasn't resting players for the following week.
 

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Dorchester 1 Salisbury 6
Crowd about 600, 300 Salisbury
About a dozen chaps each end.
Adult £11 u16 £3

Great ground. Seafood down chesil beach beforehand.
Storm conditions for most of the match on the 3G pitch lead to some comedy moments. Salisbury crowd making good noise.
No Covid policing, no social distancing, few masks, making for a refreshing reminder of how life should be.

Fancy Weymouth v Yeovil, which is coming soon and used to be a big and tasty rivalry. Another good ground to try if we can get tickets!
 

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Sat 24 Oct

CCL Premier Division

Egham Town 1 Guildford City 2 (abandoned after 55 minutes)

attendance : I reckoned 75 people ... and 3 dogs

chaps : maybe 5 from both clubs. Egham supporters were unnecessarily lairy...

admission £7 tea £1 programme online only

my first ever CCL match - very impressed with the standard of football. Guildford bossed the first half and went in 2-0 at half time though it probably should have been 4 ... then Egham took over playing with the benefit of the wind in the 2nd half. Scored one and won a penalty in the first 10 mins - Guildford keeper made up for conceding the penalty by saving it to his right, but he landed awkwardly and dislocated his shoulder. The Guildford physio sensibly decided that he shouldn’t be moved until an ambulance arrived - resisting the “helpful” suggestions from the Egham faithful, which nearly kicked things off.

So the delay in the ambulance arriving meant that the match was abandoned ... subsequent tweets imply that the keeper’s shoulder was put back in place at the 3rd attempt - ouch. Hope he recovers soon.


Guildford look like a decent team despite their position 2nd from bottom in the table; quite tempted to go to a home game at the Spectrum some time soon...
 

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Fancy Weymouth v Yeovil, which is coming soon and used to be a big and tasty rivalry. Another good ground to try if we can get tickets!
That'll be BCD, mate, so no chance of tickets.
 

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No Covid policing, no social distancing, few masks, making for a refreshing reminder of how life should be.
Very much my experience at the 7/8 different grounds i've been to so far this season. Spirited efforts from volunteers to get people through turnstiles and run bars etc but generally speaking NL football is about as 'normal' as it gets. If you really need to go for a beer at half time, turn up 1 minute before kick off or insist on sitting bang on half way then social distancing will be difficult.

Anyway...
Farnborough 4-1 Beaconsfield
Southern Prem
att 413 (away fans 2) Chaps 0/0 £12/£10

That horrible feeling in football when you know your team is bad and you're not quite sure how bad until you get stuffed by another really bad team... this was it. Awful. They'll learn from this/go again on Monday etc
 

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Saturday 24th October
Spelthorne Sports 0-1 Banstead
Combined Counties Premier
Att approx 70 (0 obvious chaps)
Amstel £3.30 a pint Kit Kat £1.00

Spelthorne started in 2nd place but having playing more games than the teams around them. Frankly awful weather made this a less than enjoyable spectacle with the wind ensuring the team playing to the home end enjoyed the bulk of possession.

Fairly even first half with Banstead scoring from a scramble following a corner to go in 1 up. Second half Spelthorne had the wind and 75% possession - unlucky not to equalise when number 9 went through one on one and the keeper got a good touch to turn the ball onto the inside of the post.

Standard frankly rubbish - in fact I reckon I could have got a game in my younger days but that might have been the conditions.

Champagne moment - cheap decent beer in the clubhouse which was showing Fulham game 😊
 

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Dorchester 1 Salisbury 6
Crowd about 600, 300 Salisbury
About a dozen chaps each end.
Adult £11 u16 £3

Great ground. Seafood down chesil beach beforehand.
Storm conditions for most of the match on the 3G pitch lead to some comedy moments. Salisbury crowd making good noise.
No Covid policing, no social distancing, few masks, making for a refreshing reminder of how life should be.

Fancy Weymouth v Yeovil, which is coming soon and used to be a big and tasty rivalry. Another good ground to try if we can get tickets!
Remember seeing Dorchester's ground when in the town a few years ago. IIRC it's in a Tesco Car Park! Remember 'muff ground shared there when Dean Court was being rebuilt.
 

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Dorchester 1 Salisbury 6
Crowd about 600, 300 Salisbury
About a dozen chaps each end.
Adult £11 u16 £3

Great ground. Seafood down chesil beach beforehand.
Storm conditions for most of the match on the 3G pitch lead to some comedy moments. Salisbury crowd making good noise.
No Covid policing, no social distancing, few masks, making for a refreshing reminder of how life should be.

Fancy Weymouth v Yeovil, which is coming soon and used to be a big and tasty rivalry. Another good ground to try if we can get tickets!
weymouth yeovil in the 80s was more than lively.........proper hello ken stuff indeed ;)
 

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Fairford Town 2 Tuffley Rovers 1
£6 adults. Programme £1. Badge £3.
Attendance 99. Plenty of sauce.F053CFFE-755B-422D-A55C-64A4A2D9813B.jpeg
 

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