Saturday, 27 February 2010

Hucknall Town 2-2 Frickley Athletic

Saturday 27th February 2010 -- UniBond Premier Division

HTFC management duo Tony Cox and Danny Bryant

Hucknall entertained a Frickley side that looked to be struggling in the league, but they played some decent football and battled for every ball. With the departure of assistant manager Pablo Grossett, Danny Bryant was quick to appoint former Calverton MW boss Tony Cox to the post.
Danny Bryant has been known to be a bit vocal at times, but his oppsite number Billy Heath never shut up all throughout the game......and complain? He could complain for England!! His verbals certainly got to the Referee, and the Assistant Ref near the dugouts was completely taken in. He commented after Heath had made a remark about Hucknall's no.7 Terry Hawkridge, quote " he is a bit of a nutter - the no.7". Surely that can't be condoned... Hawkridge had been booked for his part in a bit of "handbags", but the comment made it seem that the Hucknall players card was now marked. We mentioned this to Bryant and when he confronted the linesman, he denied it at first - but then admitted it, commenting "yeah, yeah" ......

Probably regrets his comment now.....

Frickley boss Billy Heath

The game was ok though -- the first real chance fell to Laurie Wilson on 9, his free-kick tipped over the bar by Frickley keeper Adam Nicklin. The home team did go ahead on 14, and although T.J. NIGHTINGALE will be credited with the goal, Reuben Wiggins-Thomas was the creator. He received the ball on the half way line and skipped over one challenge like a hurdler, then skipped over another lunge before firing the ball in to the box to where Nightingale was waiting. The striker failed with his first attempt, but hesitant defending gave him a second chance to turn, and he made no mistake from 10 yards.
The lead lasted only 4 minutes - a free-kick in from Chris White was not cleared, and although Town keeper Haystead made a great block, he succeeded only in finding Frickley no. 9 ADAM LEE, who was on hand to tap in at the far post. H-T 1-1
Called Brian "Evening Post" Dennett up at half-time ... he had been to the Kirkby / Pinxton 2pm game, but left at half time to go to Sutton v Clipstone. Had a word with Anton Lancashire - seems happy with the progress his team is making at the moment...(Kirby ended 0-0 while Sutton won 2-1).
Nightingale had a firece drive well saved in the first minute of the second period, but the home team went behind in the 56th minute when ADAM LEE cut in from the left and hammered a right foot belter into the net from 22 yards. Haystead made a despairing dive, but in all honesty never got anywhere near the effort, it was struck so well.
To their credit, Hucknall never let heads drop and pressed hard for the equaliser. Nightingale looked favourite to level on 70 when he was played in by Hawkridge, but the striked mis-controlled 6 yards from goal and the chance was lost. Left back Cashel Walters tried his luck from 20 yards soon after, but the shot flew just past the post with Nicklin well beaten. Hawkridge and Wiggins-Thomas were replaced by Lee Whittington and Theo Smith, and it was Smith who grabbed the equaliser on 82.
Nicklin made a decent save from Nightingale, but when the loose ball fell kindly to THEO SMITH, he remained calm and slotted home from 12 yards. F-T 2-2
On the whole a fair result - Frickley were a difficult team to break down and with the likes of Ben Chapman and Danny Walsh have a some really decent players.

Images here

Admission £8
Attendance 206

Impressed by the never say die attitude shown by the young Yellows -- and also impressed with the substitutions made by Bryant - kept his unbeaten record going!! Since taking charge, Town are 5 without defeat.
Tuesday - Stags v Loo-un

On The Road, but not for long!!

Sat 27th Feb -- short trip for us again - in fact as I walked in the house, the score was on t'telly.....

Hucknall Tn 2-2 Frickley Athletic

More details soon...

Friday, 26 February 2010

Saturday 27th February 2010 - local games

Missed out midweek - and it has to be said, missed out big-time. Tuesday's game was off, as was Thursdays -- Brian Dennett phoned me to see if we were going to Blackwell on Wednesday. Unfortunately I have been working late recently and would have struggled to get to Blackwell anyway....... BUT IT FINISHED Blackwell MW 6-4 St. Andrews !!!! arrrggghhhh...
Now we have some crap weather again, so who knows which of these games will go ahead....looks like it's a Saturday AM spent website watching again....we are due to go to Watnall Road to see HTFC take on Frickley Athletic.
Hayes & Yeading 1-1 Mansfield Town
Solihull Moors 2-1Eastwood Town
Hucknall Town 2-2 Frickley Athletic
Marine 1-1 Worksop Town
Carlton Town p-p Kidsgrove Athletic
Glapwell 0-2 Grantham Town
Leek Town 2-1 Belper Town
Brodsworth MW 1-2 Shirebrook Town
Maltby Main 0-3 Arnold Town
Rainworth MW 1-5 Thackley
Teversal 0-3 Barton Town Old Boys
Bardon Hill Sports p-p Radford
Blackwell MW p-p Ibstock Utd
Dunkirk 2-2 Holwell Sports
Graham St Prims p-p Gedling MW
Heanor Town 1-0 Borrowash Vics
Hinckley Downes p-p Gedling Town
Radcliffe Olympic p-p Greenwood Meadows
Forest Town 5-1 Southwell City
Harworth CI 2-2 Kinsley Boys
Kirkby Town 0-0 Pinkstone
Newark Town 2-2 Kimberley Town
Ollerton Town 2-0 Calverton MW
Sutton Town AFC 2-1 Clipstone W
Westella & Willerby p-p Blidworth W
Bulwell Town 2-1 Phoenix Sports
South Normanton Ath p-p Dronfield

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Bloomin 'eck!

Missed our scheduled game on Tuesday because of the frost/snow etc.
I couldn't get to a game on Wednesday due to work commitments, and wouldn't you know it, our Thursday nights game at Kimberley is off as well!!!

65 games done this season so far, but I can't see us doing the 100 as we did last season....10 weeks to go means over three games a week...struggling to do one at the moment, so 85 might be a bit more realistic. Mind you, there are always the cup finals to do at the end of the season, so could pull one or two more in. Only time will tell. Still - there's always something to do whilst watching the footie on the telly....(hic)!

Next game - Saturday 27th Feb at Watnall Road - Hucknall Tn v Frickley Athletic

Sunday, 21 February 2010

More images from Blidworth W v Kirkby Tn

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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Blidworth Welfare 0-3 Kirkby Town

Saturday 20th February 2010 -- Central Midlands League Supreme Division

Spent most of the morning keeping an eye on possible postponed games - little realising that our scheduled game Stags v Rushden was off!! Alerted by a text from good buddy and top photographer Dan Westwell - he ended up at Dunkirk v Ibstock Utd after his games of choice at Eastwood and Mansfield both went...
Looked at the games on offer and plumped for Blidworth W v Kirkby Town..... not a bad choice really - and it's always a pleasure to spend some time the company "Fredkirkytown"...

Daft lad tunes in to Radio Nottingham
Pulled up to the Welfare with 10 minutes to spare and as we walked towards the ground, we noticed that the old changing rooms had been demolished. Ambitious plans are in the pipeline for Blid, and removing the old building is the first stage of the planned re-development.

The diggers are in!
You gotta put the demolition material somewhere!
Surprised that there were only 30 odd present... Kirkby are flying high in the CML Supreme division at the moment and in Carl Haslam have one of the most exciting players around at this level.
No programme, no team sheet - no idea of most of the players' names..... Fred helped with the Kirkby line-up, but apart from keeper Jason Fisher, the identities of the Blidworth players will remain a mystery!!
For the first 20 minutes or so, the home team were not over-awed by their high-flying visitors and we were wondering which team was third top and which was  third bottom. The home team almost took the lead on 15 when the no. 7 shirt latched onto a ball from the right and hammered it against the bar,  with keeper McCormack well beaten.
Kirkby shook off their early malaise and on 29, after a corner was cleared by the home defence, they somehow allowed Nathan "Reg" Hollingworth to play the ball back into the box where CARL HASLAM was on hand to fire home left footed from 12 yards.

Carl Haslam
The white kit is not very flattering Reg!!
Seconds later, Lee Wilson tried his luck from 18 yards, and it took a great diving save by Fisher to keep the ball out of the net. McCormick was the victim of a poor, lunging challenge by the Blidworth no. 9 in the 40th minute - the Referee had a word but issued no card - this is worth a mention because the same player was sent off in the 89th minute just for telling the linesman to "f*** off"...a phrase used hundreds of times during any game...... why this occasion warranted a straight red, I have no idea.  H-T 0-1 

The vistors increased their lead on 50, after Lee Wilson looked to have been awarded a "soft" penalty - couldn't give him anymore than 5 or 6 on the dive-o-meter.!!  Up stepped HASLAM to rifle the spot kick into the net, giving the keeper no chance. 

Blidworth tried to make a game of it, but with 10 to go, Kirkby added their 3rd, effectively ending the game as a contest.  As a free kick was cleared out of the home penalty area, it fell to HASLAM who controlled well before running into the box and drilling a low shot past Fisher to complete his hat-trick and take his total goals tally this season to 25.

Then came the sending off -- a straight red for foul and abusive I presume, but as the players tried to point out, none of the other players wanted this outcome.......F-T 0-3
Potty mouth / early bath!!

Admission £3
No programme
Raffle £1
Coffee / tea  £0.60 - wet and warm is about all you can say about it - not the best....
MOM -- Kirkby's Lee Wilson ( selected by Kev)

Tuesday ( weather permitting) Carlton Town v Shepshed Dynamo

Friday, 19 February 2010

Saturday 20th February 2010 - - local games

It will be interesting to see how the anti-football weather impacts the scheduled games this weekend. A hard frost and expected temperatures forecast to go as low as minus 5 or minus 6 degrees.....

GOING GOING....Barrow v York -- impact on us because this game will now be played Tuesday 23rd when the Stags were due to play York at Field Mill...

Games also gone at Eastwood / Holwell Sports / St. Andrews / Arnold Town / Harworth CI / Worksop / Lincoln Utd

Stags v Rushden also gone.
Mansfield Town P-P Rushden & Diamonds
Eastwood Town P-P Corby Town
North Ferrriby Utd 2-2 Hucknall Town
WorksopTown P-P Boston Utd

Belper Town 4-1 Market Drayton

Lincoln Utd P-P Carlton Town

Witton Alb 1-3 Glapwell
Arnold Town P-P Brodsworth W
Hall Road Rangers 2-1 Long Eaton Utd
Selby Town 4-2 Rainworth MW
Shirebrook Town 0-4 Liversedge
Staveley MW 6-2 Teversal
Barrow Town 4-3 Radford
Borrowash Vics 3-4 Bardon Hill Sports
Dunkirk 4-0 Ibstock United
Gedling MW 1-0 Heanor Town
Gedling Town 2-0 Radcliffe Olympic
Holbrook MW 2-0 Blackwell MW
Holwell Sports P-P Greenwood Meadows
St. Andrews P-P Graham St. Prims
Blidworth W 0-3 Kirkby Town
Harworth CI P-P Clipstone W
Kimberley Town 1-3 Parramore Sports 

Kinsley Boys 4-0 Calverton MW
Pinkstone 0-1 Newark Town
Southwell City 0-3 Louth
Sutton Tn AFC 2-3 Ollerton Town
South Normanton Athletic 2-7 Bulwell Town

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Tuesday 16th February 2010

Local non-league results

Eastwood Tn 0-1 Fleetwood Tn

Notts F.A. Senior Cup
Kirkby Tn 1-0 Blidworth MW

Derbys F.A. Senior Cup
Ilkeston 0-1 Belper Th
Matlock Tn 2-1 New Mills

Newark Tn 2-1 Thorne Colliery

Borrowash Vics 2-3 Ibstock Utd
Dunkirk 9-0 Anstey Nomads
Radford 3-2 Blackwell MW

Arnold Tn 3-4 Maltby Main

Glasshoughton W 2-1 Teversal

Sutton Tn AFC 6-1 Grantham Rangers

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Nottm Forest 1-0 Sheffield Utd

Coca Cola League Championship - -Tuesday 16th February 2010
Great start to the game .. Rob Earnshaws fourth minute tap in settling a game that got worse as it went on!!
Kev drives like the Stig when we go to the City Ground -- fantastic! My son Chris accompanied us, and we met up with Kev's son Dale outside the ground. We had arrived at the ground in plenty of time and when we walked into the posh hospitality suite we caught the end of Steve Hodge interviewing Peter Davenport.
Took our seats and you have to say the City Ground looked a treat....and when the rousing "Mull Of Kintyre" rang out, the hairs stood up on the back of your head....great atmosphere. Forest played really well for the first 20 minutes or so, then seemed to forget their game plan.....
Nice coffee and biscuits at half-time - plus a nice young lady brought us some more after the first handful had gone.....
The second half was barely a minute old when Darius Henderson was caught out using an elbow on Kelvin Wilson... straight red and quite right as well. However, as usually happens the team with 11 players struggled against the team with 10. Turned into a very scrappy half, but Referee N.S. Miller didn't help - his constant whistling for minor offences a real pain in the arse.....
Straight out at full time. Kev again in Stig mode......nudging here, creeping there -- bullying elsewhere.....getting out of the Rushcliffe Civic Centre car park isn't easy, but Mr. Goodstig was superb. We detoured to Castle Marina to pick up Chris' partner but were still home just after half ten....
Admission - corporate season tickets
Programme / team sheet free
Coffee / tea / biscuits free - and bloody lovely.....
Thursday - Kimberley Tn v Pinxton

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Teversal 3-2 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic

Saturday 13th February 20210 -- NCEL Division 1

Lost my notepad - I can only assume in the Teversal Grange car-park. Not too bothered really - any one who finds it will not be able to read it anyway!! Added bonus is that this will be a shorter than usual blog entry.....
There were several other options open for us - but I chose this game because I like going to Tevie
Last time we were there the bloke on the gate tried ( unsuccessfully) to sell me a badge... and a bottle opener.... and a keyring!!! This time he did manage to pry the £1 change from my tenner out of my grasp, and I am now the proud owner of a Teversal FC keyring!! Anyone who knows me, knows that getting an extra £1 out of me is a real result......
Took my camera along to the game for the first time in ages....and the pictures do show me to be a bit rusty on the shutter!! Utter garbage most of them....

No. 10 Lee Garside netted the 1st goal for Bridge

Shove in the back, Ref!!!!

Good save...
The temperature was a bit on the low side again, but on this occasion it was yours truly who was moaning about being bloody cold....Kev was, as usual, wrapped up like he was going out into an arctic storm!!!
Freezing cold drizzle didn't help, but it's all becoming so usual now ... it's seems like it's always cold, raining or snowing !!
Worsbrough took the lead in the 24th minute. When Tevie keeper Jono Wilson went awol, the Tevie defence looked all at sea and when the ball was lifted into the six yard box, LEE GARSIDE was on hand to nod home.
The scores were level in the 28th minute when a well worked corner routine ended with Colin Cockerill's long range effort being deflected into the Worsbrough goal by KYLE GEE-PEMBERTON. Everyone in the box was expecting the corner to be fired into the box, but Dave Cockerell hit it to brother Colin some 30 yards from goal. He controlled and let fly and Pemberton deflected home.
Worsbrough almost regained the lead from the kick-off. As the ball was hooked at Wilson's goal from the halfway line, the keeper was somewhat relieved when the ball cracked off the crossbar and away to safety. H-T 1-1
Went into the clubhouse to catch up with the latest scores and grab a hot drink. The coffee was ok, but I have to say it was a bit disappointing to have to pay £0.80 for cuppa - probably the most expensive we have had ( excluding Field Mill!!).
Teversal looked a different team as the second half settled down, and Dave Cockerill down the left was a revelation. He kept running all game and for a player carrying a bit of timber, he was by far the best player on show......
It was Cockerill who set up the 2nd Tevie goal -- his cross from the left was straight onto the head of GEE-PEMBERTON six yards from goal. The header was on target but the ball in from Cockerill was superb.
Worsbrough, to their credit never let their heads drop, and with 2 minutes to go they drew level again, just as the Tevie faithful had predicted! It was a scrappy affair with poor defending to blame as DEAN SHIRT was given the chance to tap home from close range. The home team had chances to clear, but failed miserably and paid the price.
However, all was not lost -- straight from the re-start, the ball was played down the right to Gee-Pemberton and he raced to the goal-line before firing the ball in low at the near post where ROSS HENSHAW was on hand to delicately steer the ball home.... F-T 3-2
Raced to the car to get warm, but in my haste I emptied the contents of my coat pocket all over the place... however, and as previously mentioned, the only casualty was my note-book
Admission £4
Programme £1
KEYRING £1 !!!!
Coffee / tea £0.80
Attendance 58
Monday Arnold Tn U19 v Calverton MW U19
Tuesday Nottingham Florists v Sheffield United