Ok I'll go - chap count?Much Hadham 6 Mangrove 3.
Cup Semi Final and the final game of the season in the local league.
Hadham were the favourites and went one up early doors.
Decent playground near the pitch for the kids but the pitch is an old turnip field on a slope.
30 years ago, I used to play for Mangrove...we once got hammered in Much Hadham when Alan Sunderland ran the local pub and played.
Mangrove came back to lead at half time but went down to 10, no sub for the 2nd period.
Hadham scored twice to lead again by the hour. Beautiful chip for their 3rd.
I play Sundays with a few of the Much Hadham team so had split loyalties....an own goal with 5 mins left seemed to have sealed a 4-2 win but Mangrove went straight downhill and got themselves an own goal too.
They then missed 2 chances to equalise, playing 4 up front and Much Hadham punished them with 2 late goals. 6-3.
I bought a ribena on the way back.
Horsham v Crawley sounds a bit of Derby. Any history?Dorking Wanderers 2 Horsham 1.
Chaps @40 from West Sussex.
Programme £1.Free team sheet which was wrong also.
£8 adult ticket. £4.00 Saucepans.
Fairly decent stadium is Meadowbank and a nice ground for a pre season.
Horsham have aspirations to compete on level terms with the Chicks and have signed a few players capable of doing so.
Promotion is the target this season.
Agood game which saw Horsham take the lead after 11 and go in at half time 1 up. Dorking had chances, but failed to convert them.
Jason Prior had a superb chance especially.
Second half was good and a half chance late on for Wesley Fogden drew the teams level with 11 to go.
Dorking strung together a decent move with their impressive left back surging forward who laid a ball off for McShane to belt home for the winner.
Horsham pushed forward, but failed to equalise.
A draw would have been a fair result, but it wasn't to be.
Good day out under cloudy skies.
Horsham v Crawley Town next Saturday.
We will be there.
I realised too late to edit, that I had made several mistakes, so that is why I had to quote my own post.My first entry of the new season.
Hampton and Richmond Borough 4-2 QPR XI
Att :495 (All Ticket, £7, Covid restricted) (A few odd looking types in blue and white hooped shirts, couldn't really call them chaps)
Goalless first half, although the home side had the better of the chances.
Hampton took the lead, before a fine individual goal from Hamzad Kargbo, levelled it for the rara's.
Beavers retook the lead and a third soon followed, before QPR reduced the deficit again, only for the home side to score a fourth near the end.
The only player for QPR that I knew of, was Todd Kane, who was getting abused by his own fans, which saved me the job.
A deserved win for Hampton, but it did look a very youthful visitors side.
They didn't meet for a long time, but in 1991 they met in an FA Cup 4th qualifying round tie at Queens Street Horsham and over 3,000 squeezed in to the tight little ground to see a 0-0.Horsham v Crawley sounds a bit of Derby. Any history?
That shirt is hideous.Tuesday 20 July
East Fife FC vs Dundee United FC (Scottish League Cup) 0-1
Bayview Stadium, Leven
Chap count: 50
No programmes on sale ‘cos of COVID.
East Fife were surprisingly good against Scottish Premier League side Dundee Utd, and dominated most of the game. Dundee scored against the run of play, and East Fife had a clear penalty denied when their striker got totally clattered in the box by the Dundee keeper.
The Bayview Stadium is a bit of a weird one - there’s only one stand where spectators sit, the other three sides are empty of anything. And the sea of the Firth of Forth is only 100m away, so it must be pretty inhospitable on a wet Tuesday in November. Loved the new East Fife shirts
Disappointingly, not only did neither team ‘take the knee’ but also - shockingly - neither side’s shirts were sponsored by Black Lives Matter I can also confirm that the fans of neither side applauded the opposition players. I think that means they are on track to be the most hated clubs in the Scottish football pyramid. Or something.
View attachment 26442
penybont aggro ello lol
any pubs nearbyI’ve come to the ground for an early morning recce and to consider tonight in quiet contemplation. Amazing to think In just 11 short hours this place will be a veritable cauldron. No quarter given and indeed none asked for . It’s where memories are made and hero’s are created