Friday, 30 April 2010
Chasetown 1-0 Glapwell
Long Eaton United 2-0 Bridlington Town
Scarborough Athletic 5-1 Arnold Town
Borrowash Victoria 0-2 Gresley FC
Gedling MW 1-1 Barrow Town
Gedling Town 2-2 Ellistown
Greenwood Meadows 0-1 Graham St. Prims
Hinckley Downes 4-2 Heanor Town
Radcliffe Olympic 1-2 Dunkirk (champions)
Grantham Rangers 0-1Blidworth W
Harworth CI 3-3 Clipstone W
Kirkby Town 0-2 Forest Town
Newark Town 4-0 Nettleham
Ollerton Town 2-1 Kimberley Town
Pinxton FC 2-2 Kinsley Boys
Southwell City 4-3 Westella & Willerby
Sutton Town AFC 4-3 Parramore Sports
Dronfield 2-0 South Normanton Athletic
Yorkshire Main 3-0 Bulwell Town
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Saturday 24th April -- NCEL Premier
Scarborough Athletic 13 -0 Brodsworth Welfare
Tuesday 27th April -- CML Reserve Supreme Div
Mickleover Sports Reserves 15-0 Shirebrook Town Reserves
Proper thrashings - but you have to feel for the Brodsworth and Shirebrook players.....
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
A section of the Hucknall Town faithful have been unhappy with the teams recent form - to the extent that Danny's car was vandalised in the club carpark after the Bradford game at the weekend.I know nothing of the club's finances, but having to let players like T.J. Nightingale, Luke Shiels and Lee Whittington leave must have been for financial reasons. You would try very hard to keep this calibre of player.
The replacements for these departed players were drawn from the local CML / EMCL and although capable in their own right, the UniBond for some, may have been a step too far, too soon.
I am sure Danny will be back in local football soon - both Kev and I wish him all the best.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Jake Speight 3 Kiddy Harriers 0
McPhee with arm raised watches the ball fly into the top corner
Main hightlight for me was the eyeful I got in the car-park before we walked to the Mill -- the lady in question needs to be more careful when bending forward -- mind you, she made this old bugger happy!!
Tuesday :Gedling Southbank v Retford Town at Rainworth MW ko 7:30pm
Friday, 23 April 2010
Mansfield Town 3-3 Kidderminster Harriers ( 3-0 and they mucked it up)
Eastwood Town 0-3 Southport ( 1,147 see Southport crowned champions)
Hucknall Town 0-5 Bradford Park Avenue
Worksop Town 0-1 Kendal
Belper Town 3-0 Cammell Laird
Brigg Town 2-4 Glapwell
Willenhall 0-1 Carlton Town
Hall Road Rangers 3-0 Arnold Town
Long Eaton United 1-2 Liversedge
Rainworth MW 4-1 Dinnington Town
Teversal 4-1 Askern Villa
Anstey Nomads 0-1 Gedling Town
Barrow Town 1-5 Borrowash Victoria
Dunkirk 5-0 Graham St. Prims
Greenwood Meadows 1-3 Gresley FC
Heanor Town 1-1 Radcliffe Olympic
Hinckley Downes 3-2 Radford
St. Andrews 2-1 Blackwell MW
Calverton MW 0-2 Harworth CI
Grantham Rangers 2-2 Clipstone W
Ollerton Town 2-1 Forest Town
Westella and Willerby 2-0 Kimberley Town
Bulwell Town 2-0 Thoresby CW
Welbeck W p-p South Normanton Athletic
Thursday, 22 April 2010
The second half was played at a little slower pace than the first - the Plumtree lads looked knackered and hardly troubled the Vine defence. It was the Gainsborough side that showed more going forward and House grabbed their third after 78 minutes. This was quickly followed by Hewitt's second, a simple near post header. Plumtree managed to plunder a goal from close range right at the death, but it finished 4-1 to Vine.
Kev managed to grab THE prime parking spot.... just inside the gates of the ground -- meant we were first out again and home before 10pm - magic!
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Met Brian Dennett, met Rob Waite and his better half. Had a natter about this and that .....saw Worksop sub Kevin Sanasy hit the bar on 76 and also saw Burscoughs Craig Mahon slot home the winner on 92. I took a few pics, but they were all rubbish.
Eastwood Town 0-3 Ilkeston Town
Ossett Town 2-2 Hucknall Town
Glapwell 3-1 Loughborough Dynamo
DERBYSHIRE F.A. SENIOR CUP FINAL
Matlock Town 2-0 Belper Town
Rainworth MW 3-0 Scarborough Athletic
NCEL PRESIDENTS CUP FINAL
Arnold Town 1-3 Winterton Rangers
Anstey Nomads 0-3 Barrow Town
Ellistown 0-4 Gedling Town
Graham St Prims 0-5 Gresley FC
Gedling MW 0-1 Radcliffe Olympic
Holwell Sports 0-2 Dunkirk
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
So endeth our recent goal glut... just the one tonight, and that was from the penalty spot. It's always a pleasure to visit Plains Road, and being offered a hot drink from hospitality made it even better. Team sheets are always welcome, and Gedling produce a colour version - this along with the excellent programme, highlight the level of work put in at Plains Road to ensure your visit is enjoyable. On the playing side, the Welfare have been struggling of late, but should be ok for a top ten finish. Remaining fixtures do not look too intimidating - Barrow at home, St. Andrews and Graham Street Prims away.
Radcliffe have had a superb 1st season in the EMCL, currently lying fifth in the table - remarkable when it seems that quite a lot of their players lining up for this game were at the club in the CML last season. A case of "if it's not broke, dont' mend it" ?
Gedling's first chance came 3 minutes later, a Ramadam header deflected for a corner. Nothing came from the set-piece, but the clearance to Haughton saw the winger force a corner at the other end. From the kick, Anderson did well to pick out Massingam, but the hit-mans powerful shot flew just over the bar. In the 14th minute, Massingam was put through on goal only to be hacked down by just outside the box by Walker. The keeper was duly booked, but on another day and with a different Referee he could so easily have walked.
Massingham fired wide on 26 as the visitors conitues to apply pressure, and 5 minutes later the striker was tripped in the box. Strange one this -- from where we were sitting it looked a penalty, but Referee Mr. P. Dixon waved the Radcliffe appeals away, and actually appeared to be going for a card to book Massingham for "simulation"! Common sense eventually ruled when Mr. Dixon noticed that his Assistant on this side had flagged for the penalty, which skipper CRAIG ANDERSON duly despatched.
Well it was a fair distance away, and it was getting dark..
Bumped into blog maestro "Sticky Palms" at half-time. Both "On The Road" and "The Groundhopper" blog were featured in the match programme . "The Grounhopper" is aways a good read, and as we have not seen Nick this season, it was nice to have a bit of a chat about this and that....
Kev opted for a tea at the break, and gave it a big thumbs up. Leaving the warmth of the Welfare club-house was a bit of a wrench - it was a bitterly cold night, and in some ways I am pleased the second half was somewhat uninspring - this meant that the trusty note pad could stay in my pocket along with my hands!!
Gedling had a decent chance to level on 68, but Ison dragged his shot just wide. Radcliffe could have, and should have put the game safe in the 82nd minute, but sub Matt Turner somehow contrived to propel Massingham's inch perfect cross over the goal and over the retaining fencing at the back of the goal - Kev's remark summed the effort up fairly well "two yards out and 20 yards over"!!
Soon after, Hawkes also missed from two yards out, but these misses were not to prove costly - the Referee ending proceedings after three minutes of added time. F-T 0-1
Back to the car, heating on full -- and had Colin Slater on the radio adding to the hot-air - he goes on and on about Notts Count-eh, and although he jangles the nerves, always interupting his guests and spouting about Le-use and his gurls - you just have to listen in case you miss the one occasion that he comes up with someting interesting......... ( oops -- my Stags head took over there - sorry!)
MOM Craig Anderson
Other EMCL results
Anstey Nomads 0-3 Barrow Town
Ellistown 0-4 Gedling Town
Graham St Prims 0-5 Gresley FC
Holwell Sports 0-2 Dunkirk
Seem the title is Dunkirk's to throw away....
Weds -- Worksop Tn v Burscough
Monday, 19 April 2010
Always a pleasure to watch U19 football -- played by honest players, most with a desire to learn the game. It is to be hoped that Referee Mr. Townsend enjoyed this game as much as I did ... it was a treat to watch and although Long Eaton edged it, a draw would probably have been a fair result.
Calverton had the first 10 minutes or so and it looked like United hadn't played together before. When their manager reminded them before the kick off that they need to remember that they were playing in yellow, I thought he was joking!
The visitors did get their game together after 15 minutes or so, and after taking the upper hand, deservedly went ahead on 23 through the no.8 shirt.
Right on half-time United went back in front when their 7 jacket fired home a low 18 yard drive through a ruck of players with the keeper unsighted. H-T 1-2
Tuesday - Gedling MW v Radcliffe Olympic
Sunday, 18 April 2010
In date order :
Thursday 22nd April / Sunday Minor -- Plumtree v Vine Inn Utd at Clipstone W ko 7:30pm
Tuesday 27th April / Saturday Intermediate -- Gedling Southbank v Retford Town at Rainworth MW ko 7:30pm
Thursday 29th April / Saturday Minor -- Carlton Tn Acad v Coronation at Hucknall Town ko 7:30pm
Wednesday 5th May / Sunday Junior -- Arnold Cross Keys v Punjab Colts at Carlton Town ko 7:30pm
Monday 10th May / Saturday Senior -- Eastwood Town v Retford United at Notts County ko 7:30pm
Tuesday 11th May / Saturday Junior -- Awsworth Villa Res v Burton Joyce (Sat) at Dunkirk FC ko 7:30pm
Thursday 13th May / Womens County Cup -- Nottm Forest Ladies v Hucknall RR at Forest Town FC ko 7:30pm
Saturday, 17 April 2010
A glorious sunny day and a feast of goals served up by the teams - just a pity that Greenwood cannot raise their profile and attract a few more through the turnstile. Just 24 paying customers at this game.
Rob's first action though, after leading the teams onto the pitch, was to run back to the changing rooms. Rob, we know why you went back, but that will stay between us.. !!
Ellistown line-up not known.
Greenwood should have gone ahead in the third minute, but Atkins headed straight into keeper Paul Madely's arms with the goal at his mercy. It was the visitors, though, who opened the scoring on 11. A corner from the left headed powerfully home by RICH LEWIS. It was almost 2-0 seconds later - Rory Francis gave the ball away, and the Ellistown no. 10 shirt tried an effort from 45 yards that only just crept over the bar.
Rich Lewis rises to head Ellistown in front
Close, but no cigar!
On 21, Atkins again had a great chance to level the scores, but Madeley again saved when the striker tried to clip the ball past him.
In the 24th minute, PHIL BIGNALL made no mistake when he was played in - the big man delicately lobbing Madeley from 16 yards to level the scores.
Bignall watches as the ball heads towards goal
Francis is congratulated after scoring
It was 3-1 with one minute to go before the break, KRISTIAN STEPHENS this time lifting the ball over Madeley after successfully beating the Ellistown offside trap. H-T 3-1
With just a couple of minutes to play, PHIL BIGNALL found himself all alone at the far post and when the ball was played to him, he cracked a stunning right foot shot into the net. The scoring was not over though, as TOM HIATT rose well to head home a corner from the right. F-T 5-3
Great entertainment for £4.00. We've been marvelling this week at the quantity of goals scored -- and how strange that Tuesday it was 5, Thursday it was 6, Friday it was 7 and Saturday we had 8.....26 goals in 4 games - magic!
Lenton Lane is slightly off the beaten track, the players ought to be playing in larger crowds than 24. Come on you greens!Admission £4
Monday - off to see Calverton U19 v Long Eaton U19