Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Pinxton 7-1 Church Warsop C & SC

What a great evening out - and for just £2 !!

Eight goals, seven yellow cards, one red card, a penalty missed, a penalty scored - and all in the very pleasant company of good friends Phil Mumby and Chris Daglish -- football mad the pair of 'em, although they had never been to the Welfare ground before. This was the CML Supreme Division at it's best, and worst!! Pinxton were without two of their regular starters, Ben Bacon and Kieron DeBrouwer, but they still made short work of last season's Premier Division Champions.

For the first quarter of an hour there was little between the teams, but when Pinxton's no.10 WAYNE COOKE ran in from the left and planted the ball across Warsop keeper Shaw and into the net, the visitors lost their heads for a while. First their no. 11 Eason was booked for a rash challenge, and he was followed into the book almost straight after by Camm.

Eason was a little unlucky to see his shot/cross skim across the bar on 37, but that was the closest they had come to scoring - and right on full-time as Mr. Mumby and Mr. Daglish had exited for another pint, Pinxton doubled their lead from the penalty spot - THOMAS firing home after Jones had been tripped by keeper Shaw. H-T 2-0

Pinxton's Josh Parker was cautioned three minutes into the second half, and he was soon joined in the Ref's black book by Warsop's no. 10 Jenkins. COOKE grabbed his second of the game on 54, cutting in from the left before hitting an unstoppable drive past Shaw. The shot was so well hit that the ball was in the net before Shaw could react.

Shaw did make a terrific double save two minutes later, foiling Housley and Vincent, but he was soon picking the ball out of the back of the net again. This time he mis-judged a corner from the right taken by EVANS, and watched in despair as the ball went over him and straight in!

On 65, SENIOR smashed home a 25 yard free-kick to make it 5-0, but the next action was at the other end of the pitch when Fletcher was upended in the Pinxton box. Jenkins ran up and smashed his spot kick well wide of the post then two minutes later, to compound his indifferent evening, he was shown a 2nd yellow followed by the inevitable red.

Unbelievably, it was the visitors who scored the next goal, CREW firing home from the corner of the box. The goal celebrations were barely over though when Cooke broke free and unselfishly laid the ball across the box for EVANS to slide home.

COOKE completed his hat-trick on 88 - a quick break away saw the striker shrug off two challenges before being tackled by Shaw. The keeper failed to hold onto the ball though, and Cooke picked himself up and calmly slotted home from 6 yards. F-T 7-1 Great stuff!!!

Many thanks to Mr. Dennett for the teams again! Thanks to Phil for his donation to our charity .. very welcome.

Admission £2 ( excellent value, or what?) Can't wait to go back in September!!
H/C 80
Saturday -- Heanor Town v Graham St. Prims

Bank holiday local non-league results

BSP Altrincham 0-4 Mansfield Town BSN Boston United 1-0 Eastwood Town Evo-Stik Premier Hucknall Town 2-2 Stocksbridge PS Retford Utd 0-3 Worksop Town Evo-Stik Div 1 South Carlton Town 2-1 Rainworth MW Sheffield FC 1-1 Belper Town NCEL Premier Bridlington Town 5-0 Long Eaton Utd Liversedge 2-2 Arnold Town NCEL Div 1 Shirebrook Town 2-1 Grimsby Borough Teversal 1-3 Louth Town EMCL Borrowash Vics 1-0 Graham St Prims Gedling Town 1-1 Gedling MW. Holbrook Sports 0-3 Heanor Town Radford FC 1-0 Blackwell MW CMLS Kimberley Town 0-5 Calverton MW Ollerton Town 2-2 Kirkby Town Parkhouse 6-3 Westella & Willerby CMLP Yorkshire Main 1-0 AFC Hucknall

Monday, 30 August 2010

Kimberley Town 0-5 Calverton MW

Bank Holiday game 2 - CMFL Supreme Division.

After watching Calvo on Saturday, I was a little unsure whether to bother with this game or not -- as it happened it was well worth the time and effort as Calverton ran out comfortable winners, handing Town their 4th straight defeat of the season.

Not pretty at times, but with Clarson, Black and Leeds all combining well, Welfare looked the better team and Clarson's finishing was second to none! Kimberley had a couple of decent efforts early on - one header flashed past the outside of the post with Welfare keeper Grantham well beaten. They had one shot actually in the net as well, but this was ruled out for offside by the eagle-eyed linesman.

On the half-hour, CLARSON grabbed his and Calverton's second after being played through from midfield. The no. 10 controlled superbly before racing into the area and firing past the Town keeper. H-T -0-2

Calverton deservedly took the lead on 24. They had forced the young Kimberley keeper into several saves throughout the first 20 minutes or so, but when the ball was played in from the right on this occasion, all he could do was parry it straight into the path of ALEX CLARSON who had the simple task of tapping home from close range.

Had a chance to renew our friendship with Danny Bryant - not seen him since he was relieved of his duties as Hucknall Town manager last season. Also met up with Mr. Mac again, and Brian Dennett again.....

CLARSON completed his hat-trick in the 49th minute, but his fouth on 69 was the best of the lot - a superb volley from the edge of the box that hit one post, went into the goal then hit the other post, before bouncing back into play -- the linesman had no doubt that the goal was ok, and CLARSON waited a few seconds before celebrating as he wasn't quite sure if the goal had been allowed or not! Two minutes later, no. 12 JOE MAJORS hit Calvo's fifth, and effectively ended the game as a contest. F-T 0-5

Much better from Calverton, but Kimberley are in desperate need of a few quality players, otherwise season 2010-2011 is going to be a hard slog for the Stags.........

Admission £3
H/C 55

Next - Pinxton v Church Warsop

Carlton Town 2-1 Rainworth MW

Bank Holiday game 1 -- Evo-Stik Division One South encounter - quite entertaining with both teams playing some decent football at times. In an ideal world, Rainworth would have come away from Stoke Lane with something, but a defensive lapse in the 75th minute saw them concede from a corner, a goal that decided the game and gave the home team all three points.


Look what I've got, lads!!!!!

Caught up with Brian Dennett and Mr. Mac again, but we then decided to try and find a bit of shelter from the damn awful pong that sometimes permeates the air at Stoke Lane....ened up behind the Rainworth goal for most of the first half, and had a natter to my old mucker "Mintie" and his lad.
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The game started off with both teams seemingly wary of each other, and they cancelled each other out superbly! Hales was the far busier of the keepers, but it was his long punt out of defence that lead to the Rainworth opener, CRAIG MITCHELL latching onto the clearance before rounding West and rolling home.

Mitchell rolls home - far end of pitch - need a bigger zoom!!!

Rainworth then came under intense pressure as the home team looked for an equaliser, again Hales having to be on his toes as Carlton tried time and again to level. It looked like the Wrens would hold out until the break, but then Gardner's ball in from the left found ALEX TROUGHTON, he made no mistake slotting under Hales. H-T 1-1

Troughton slots under Hales to level for Carlton

Went into the clubhouse at half-time to see if there were any scores on Sky Sports news, but it appears thathe Conference isn't worthy of coverage. So back out and for the second half we stood behind the Rainworth goal again! Plenty of action in the second half, and most of it in front of the Wrens goal - Carlton were unlucky not to take the lead on 53 when a ball in from the right went straight across goal and missed everyone before going out for a goal kick.

The ball evades everyone!!
This ended up with Matt Draper (no.6) flat out!

Wrens skipper Lee Wilkinson was unlucky to concede a corner on 75 - but Carlton took full advantage when Shaw's ball in flicked across the goal off Gardner, and ASHLEY KITCHEN bundled the ball over the line from a couple of yards out. Rainworth tried in vain to get back on terms, but even with Neil West giving a somewhat eccentric display of keeping, the Wrens couldn't find the equaliser. F-T 2-1

Admission £7 Attendance 106

Next - Kimberley Tn v Calverton MW

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Calverton MW 0-1 Newark Town

Typical!!!! I've just posted about how the goals are flying in this season, and this happens! Not only was it a poor scoreline for APTCOO, it was an awful game as well. I suppose it's fair to say we don't get many bad games during the season, but the only saving grace about this match was the lady Assistant Referee!! At least when the game went a bit lame, we had something nice to look at!!

Nikki Hammond ( the one without the facial hair!!)

Calverton have a new squad again, and Newark have lost a lot of last seasons CML cup wining team - between them they had managed only 5 goals before kick off, so maybe, in hindsight, this should have been one to avoid!!! Thanks to Rick Lane for letting me have the team details - I feel sorry for him, he has to write a report about this match - I think he will struggle to get the 8 paragraphs required....


Kick off

Early on, Welfare's no. 10 Clarson saw his 22 yard free kick fly just over the bar, then his team-mate Leeds had an effort blocked by Town keeper Riley. Clarson was one-on-one with Riley on 22, but failed to capitalise, firing straight at the Newark keeper.

Newark scored somewhat against the run of play in the 26th minute, their no. 8 Porter firing the ball across the goal from the right, finding LUKE PARSONS who somehow managed to squeeze the ball home at the far post. H-T 0-1

Leeds played in a shot/cross on 66 that scraped the front of the Newark bar - 10 minutes later the home team hit the woodwork again, this time Clarson's fierce drive rattling the bar with Riley well beaten.

Calverton went down to 10 men when their no. 12 was sent off for a reckless over the top challenge on Newark midfielder James Trentini. The no. 6 had to be stretchered from the pitch - it is to be hoped the injury is not too serious.

James Trentini receives treatment

There was nearly a twist in the tail as in the time added on for the injury, Calverton were awarded a penalty for a trip in the area. Up stepped Clarson to fire the ball at Riley - even worse was the shot from the loose ball by Black - he hit it miles over the bar when it was just a case of side-footing home. F-T 0-1

Clarson (no. 10) fires his spot kick straight at Riley

Admission £3
H/C 35
Programme £1
Next up ; Carlton Town v Rainworth MW in Evo-Stik Div One South

Sat 28th August -- results

F.A. Cup Preliminary Round Barton Tn Old Boys 1-4 Shirebrook Tn Belper Tn 1-3 Holbrook MW Brigg Tn 6-1 Rainworth MW Carlton Tn 2-1 Borrowash Vics Dunkirk 2-2 Grantham Tn Gedling MW 0-1 Barwell Radcliffe Olympic 1-0 Wisbech Town BSP Mansfield Tn 1-0 Cambridge Utd BSN Eastwood Tn 2-1 Corby Tn Evo-Stik Premier Northwich Victoria 4-0 Hucknall Tn Worksop Tn 1-2 Marine NCEL Premier Arnold Tn 0-3 Long Eaton Utd NCEL Div 1 Teversal 2-3 Rossington Main EMCL Gedling Tn 1-3 Ellistown Graham St Prims 5-1 Hinckley FC Greenwood Meadows 0-1 Radford Holwell Sports 1-1 Heanor Town Ibstock Utd 2-0 Blackwell MW CML Supreme Calverton MW 0-1 Newark Town Kimberley Tn 1-2 Pinxton Kirkby Tn 3-2 Parkhouse Southwell City 0-5 Ollerton Tn Sutton Tn AFC 0-1 Kinsley Boys Westella & Willerby 2-3 Blidworth W CML Premier AFC Hucknall 1-3 Easington Utd

Friday, 27 August 2010

Charity -- so far, so good!

So far this season the goals have been flying in and we have already accumulated over £30 for our nominated charity APTCOO.

The goal scored by JOEL GOODACRE for AFC Hucknall on Wednesday was our 100th since we began our new campaign. So far, with 22 games in the book, we have been to only one scoreless game and long may our terrific run of goals continue.

In September, the U19's season commences - and as they play on Mondays and Thursdays, it is hoped that the regular two games per week can be increased to three... I have an idea Mrs Kev won't appreciate it though!!
Our target for APTCOO is £125.00, and I see no reason why we shouldn't achieve this - especially if the goals keep flying in as they have done so far!!

Saturday 28th August 2010- local non-league games

F.A. Cup Preliminary Round Barton Tn Old Boys v Shirebrook Tn Belper tn v Holbrook MW Brigg Tn v Rainworth MW Carlton Tn v Borrowash Vics Dunkirk v Grantham Tn Gedling MW v Barwell Radcliffe Olympic v Wisbech Town BSP Mansfield Tn v Cambridge Utd BSN Eastwood Tn v Corby Tn Evo-Stik Premier Northwich Victoria v Hucknall Tn Worksop Tn v Marine NCEL Premier Arnold Tn v Long Eaton Utd NCEL Div 1 Teversal v Rossington Main EMCL Gedling Tn v Ellistown Graham St Prims v Hinckley FC Greenwood Meadows v Radford Holwell Sports v Heanor Town Ibstock Utd v Blackwell MW CML Supreme Calverton MW v Newark Town Kimberley Tn v Pinxton Kirkby Tn v Parkhouse Southwell City v Ollerton Tn Sutton Tn AFC v Kinsley Boys Westella & Willerby v Blidworth W

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

AFC Hucknall 7-2 South Normanton Athletic

Not quite a double header, but we did see he first half of an NSL game, Hucknall Reserves v Carlton Tn Academy as well as the main feature.....

When we left the no. 2 pitch Hucknall were leading 2-1, even though their keeper was a bit dodgy!! By full time the Carlton lads had recovered well and ran out 4-2 winners. The game kicked off at 6:50pm - by the time the final whistle bew it was a bit dark to say the least!

Met up with serial hopper Steve Reading and his company is always a pleasure - what a funny man......we don't see enough of this character! Also met Wanderer Richard Lane, and the Evening Post man, Brian Dennett. I also have to mention Mr. Mac -- during pre-season we bumped into him at almost every game - and he was present again tonight. What a thoroughly nice bloke - and absolutely fooball crackers!

1) £4.00 to get in! £2 is the norm for CML Premier games - there may be big names to pay at AFC, but Step 8 should never be £4.00
2) No tea/coffee -- you could go into the bar from the car-park, but kids weren't allowed in, and non-drinkers were resorting to going to the petrol station across the road for their drinks and food.
3) Car-parking. What a cock up this was! First team were at Buxton, so there must have been a few of their vehicles already in the car-park. The Ressies were playing at home, as were AFC. No brainer to NOT open the big car-park at the rear of the main stand - but apparently no-one had the key!

Football - back to our reason for trekking all the way up Watnall Road..... AFC looked to be fielding a strong team. Williams, Henshaw, Hawkridge, R Holmes, Francis, Hannigan, Poole etc, but they were trailing after 7 minutes when Normo no. 7 JAY BREACHER ran on to a through ball before firing under Town keeper Searcy.
It was all square on 10 though when TERRY HAWKRIDGE found space in the box and side-stepped the Normo keeper before slotting home from an acute angle. On the half-hour mark, AFC went ahead, this time Terry Henshaw's goal bound effort tapped home on the line by DANWELL FRANCIS. Two minutes later AFC full back TOM HANNIGAN rose well at the near post to head home a left wing corner. H-T 3-1

Had a wander into the car-park to see what was occuring -- absolute car-nage ..(sorry) -- people wandering around wondering "who had parked that there", and "what the effin ell is going on" etc etc.. you get my drift!!!
Back in position just as the players returned to the field, and with just a minute played of the second half, AFC had scored again - this time DANWELL FRANCIS found himself with just the keeper to beat, and he did so comfortably to make it 4-1.

Normo no. 10 ADAM NICHOLS capitalised on a poor piece of keeping by Searcy in the 52nd minute - he was given the ball in the box, and duly tucked it away. On 66, AFC no. 9 Dan Williams fired a superb ball across the goal to TERRY HAWKRIDGE who calmly picked his spot before curling it past the keeper. TOM HANNIGAN grabbed his second of the night after 75 minutes play, tapping in after his original effort had been well blocked.
Substitue JOEL GOODACRE rounded off the AFC scoring on 78, another one-on-one successfully negotiated. F-T 7-2

Admission £4 ( bad show AFC!)
Attendance h/c 60
Saturday - more CML action as Calverton MW entertain Newark Town.
Programme £1

Rainworth MW 0-2 Newcastle Town

Two of the teams "new" to Evo-Stik Division One South met at Kirklington Road, and they produced 90 minutes of highly entertaining football for the 128 spectators.

We received our usual friendly welcome as we entered the ground, and it was noticable that a few improvements had been made since our last visit - new dugouts and new fencing - add to this a general tidying up of the stands and you have a venue that Rainworth can be proud of. Has a great view of the new wind generators as well!!


Newcastle are apparently very well funded, and fielded a few ex-football league players. Rainworth, surprisingly, have more or less the same squad that secured promotion last season. The Wrens had a couple of chances early in the game, but Town stopper Dan Read was in great form and two saves from Ant Lynam were top drawer. For Newcastle, Alan Nagington had a go from 20+ yards on 12, and was unlucky to see his shot rebound off the upright with Mark Hales well beaten.

Cameron Fearon slid an effort just wide after neat play by left-back Ryan Carolan, but Newcastle looked a strong powerful team, full of running and their running both on and off the ball was a joy to behold. Really had Kev waxing lyrical !! The visitors went in front in the 25th minute when the Wrens defence failed to clear a corner and JORDAN JOHNSON was given time to line up a drive from the edge of the box that flew past the unsighted Hales before he could react. That has to be the quickest 45 minutes of football that I can remember - the half just flew past! Rainworth player their part, but the Town always had the edge and in Nagington, Bell, Budrys and Johnson they have an attack that will take some stopping this season. H-T 0-1

Much of the same followed in the second period, Newcastle ran the show, and it was only terrific defending by Rainworth that ensured the score remined 0-1. Until the 86th minute that is. Fearon was injured and was receiving treatment leaving the Wrens defence one light. Town took full advantage, playing the ball straight into the box to where LASSANA SIDEBE was on hand to collect and fire past Hales. Harsh on Rainworth, but it appeared that a lack of communication between their physio and the bench meant that Fearon was withdrawn and the intoduction of a replacement was delayed. I suspect that won't happen again! F-T 0-2

Admission £6
Attendance 128
Programme £1.50 ( team sheet included)
Next up : AFC Hucknall v South Normanton

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Local games 24th August 2010

BSP Mansfield Town 1-1 Kettering Town BSN Solihull Moors 2-0 Eastwood Town Evo-Stik Div 1 South Belper Town 0-0 Carlton Town Kidsgrove Athletic 4-0 Glapwell Rainworth MW 0-2 Newcastle Town EMCL Greenwood Meadows 2-0 Gresley FC EMCL Cup Graham St Prims 0-3 Radford CML Supreme Clipstone W 1-3 Dronfield Town Nettleham 2-0 Southwell City Newark 0-2 Sheffield Parramore

Sunday, 22 August 2010

New blog for Rainworth MW

"Dudsey" has created a new blog that will follow the Wrens first ever dip into step 4 football. Should be worth following if the first two entries are anything to go by.
LINK to wrensreachthesky blog

Local non-league results -- 21st August 2010

Goals galore - Pinxton grabbed 8, Heanor Town and AFC Hucknall 7, and Gedling Town 6. Well done to Rainworth MW - first ever game at step 4 and a creditable 2-1 away win at Loughborough Dynamo. Arnold Town did well to come back from their opening day debacle with a 1-0 win at Dinnington Town. Eastwood Town suffered their third straight reverse, going down 2-0 at home to Workington Town. BSP Kidderminster Harriers 1-3 Mansfield Town BSN Eastwood Town 0-2 Workington Town Evo-Stik Premier Hucknall Town 3-3 Ossett Town Nantwich 1-2 Worksop Town Evo-Stik Div 1 South Carlton Town 3-0 Lincoln United Glapwell 3-1 Market Drayton Town Loughborough Dynamo 1-2 Rainworth MW Sutton Coldfield Town 3-1 Belper Town NCEL Premier Dinnington Town 0-1 Arnold Town Long Eaton United 1-1 Maltby Main NCEL Div 1 Pontefract Colls 1-1 Teversal Shirebrook Town 1-3 Glasshoughton W EMCL Anstey Nomads 0-7 Heanor Town Barrow Town 4-0 Blackwell MW Graham St Prims 2-5 Gedling MW Radcliffe Olympic 0-1 Ibstock United Radford FC 1-6 Gedling Town St. Andrews 0-5 Borrowash Victoria Thunby Nirvana 2-1 Greenwood Meadows CML Supreme Clipstone W 3-2 Ollerton Town Harworth CI 2-3 Sutton Town AFC Kirkby Town 2-2 Church Warsop Pinxton FC 8-1 Calverton MW Southwell City 0-2 Blidworth W Westella & Willerby 5-1 Kimberley Town CML Premier South Normanton Athletic 2-0 Bulwell Town Thorne Colliery 2-7 AFC Hucknall Town

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Clifton FC 1-7 Forest Town

Forest Town kicked off their Notts Senior League campaign with an emphatic victory at Green Lane. One goal each for James McCann and Sam Holmes, with a brace from Mike Taylor and a triple from Mark Carter. Clifton ressies were playing on pitch two - finished Clifton 4-3 Southwell City.


At the end of last season, Forest Town made the decision to end their association with the Central Midlands Football League and take up a place in the Notts Senior League. It's not for me to question why, but I can say that the change of leagues meant nothing to the majority of the Foggo playing staff, the majority of whom decided to stay with the Mansfield outfit. Clifton were NSL Senior Division champions last term, so I thought that this would be a decent game to go to. Kev had never been to Green Lane before, and looked pleasantly surprised when we pulled into the car park.

Got to say that the road leading from the A453 to the ground has some of the biggest road humps I have ever seen....and there were dozens of them! I have been to the venue on several occasions, but have never seen a senior game there. Renamed as a Memorial ground in honour of the late Norman Archer, a true gentleman and football devotee - a gentleman that I came to know quite well during my time spent as part of the Young Elizabethan League committee.

The playing surface was immaculate, and the intermittent heavy showers ensured the ball would skid along nicely.. For the first 10-15 minutes or so, it was all Forest Town, with Clifton struggling to get into their visitors half. Sam Holmes was booked after just 5 minutes for a high challenge, but surely that early in the game, and in driving rain, a quiet word may have been sufficient. Having said that Referee Mr. Des Brown had a good game, and was always in control.

Holmes in the book Danny Tighe tried his luck from 20 yards in the 7th minute, then 90 seconds later Mark Davies saw his effort blocked by Clifton keeper Joe Parlatt. Town went ahead on 15 when Parlatt failed to hold onto a Sam Holmes shot, giving MIKE TAYLOR the a chance from 4 yards, and the striker is not going to miss from there. Parlatt was making his debut for Clifton, and he looked very unsteady on occasion, and should have done better with several of the goals conceded by Clifton.

Surprisingly, the home teram were level three minutes later - KARK MITCHELL beating the off-side trap before sliding the ball under Foggo keeper Johnson. The scores were only level for five minutes though, and it was a strange goal that put the visitors back in front. A long ball into the area appeared to hit MARK CARTER on the head before looping over Parlatt and ending up in the net! JAMES McCANN was the next name on the scoresheet, firing a low drive from the right-hand corner of the box that flew past Parlatt. With three minutes of the half remaining, MARK CARTER added his second, pouncing on the loose ball after Mark Robinson's tame shot had been blocked. Right on half-time Taylor found space before playing the ball across the goal to where SAM HOLMES was waiting to bundle home. H-T 1-5

Made our way to the clubhouse for tea and coffee - both very nice and at £0.60 very reasonable.

Clubhouse - with bar and snapshed

Back out as the players re-entered the pitch, and two minutes into the second period Forest Town scored their sixth goal of the afternoon, MIKE TAYLOR sliding in to divert the ball past Parlatt. In the 57th minute Town netted again, great play between Robinson and McCann ending with the winger firing across the goal giving MARK CARTER an easy tap in at the far stick. Should have been eight after 78 minutes had been played - but sub Tom Jenkins had his header well saved by Parlatt. Jenkins foiled!

Clifton tried to get back into the game but they had little to offer up top, and although Johnson was forced to dive to palm away an effort from the 15 shirt, they didn't really look like reducing thier arrears. F-T 1-7

MOM for Forest Town - Danny Tighe
Pictures from game -- click here

Admission - no gate Attendance h/c 40 Tea/coffee £0.60 - very nice No programme Tuesday -- Rainworth MW v Newcastle Town... the Wrens home debut in the Glue-sniffers League Division 1 South.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Notts F.A. Intermediate Cup - 1st Round draw

14:30 Awsworth Villa vs Gedling Southbank 14:30 Ruddington Village vs Arnold Town 14:30 Ollerton Town vs Steelers 14:30 Southwell St. Mary's vs Basford United 14:30 Netherfield Albion vs Wollaton 14:30 Carlton Town vs Clipstone Welfare 14:30 Beeston A.F.C. vs Keyworth United 14:30 Magdala Amateurs vs Team DNF 14:30 Nottingham United vs Forest Town 14:30 Kimberley Miners Welfare vs Vernon Villa 14:30 Trident vs Nottinghamshire 14:30 Brunts Old Boys vs Kirton Brickworks 14:30 Hucknall Rolls Leisure vs Coopers Arms 14:30 Attenborough vs East Valley United 14:30 Whatton United vs Chilwell Town 14:30 Ashland Rovers vs F.C. Samba 14:30 Matrixgrade vs Underwood Villa 14:30 Headstocks vs Church Warsop Sports & Social Club 14:30 Dunkirk vs Woodborough United 14:30 Boots Athletic vs Nuthall (Sat.) 14:30 Welbeck Welfare vs Notts. Police 14:30 Blidworth Welfare vs Radford 14:30 Calverton Miners Welfare vs Cotgrave Welfare 14:30 Bawtry Town vs Linby Colliery Welfare 14:30 Trent Vineyard vs Kashmir 14:30 Real United vs Sandhurst 14:30 Teversal vs Burton Joyce (Sat.) 14:30 Bulwell Town vs Thoresby Colliery Welfare 14:30 Rainworth Miners Welfare vs A.F.C. Hucknall Town 14:30 F.C. 05 Bilsthorpe vs Old Elizabethans 14:30 Aspley Beacon vs Clifton 14:30 Selston vs Radcliffe Olympic Ties due to be played on 2nd October 2010

Notts F.A. Senior Cup - 1st Round draw

1 14:30 Gedling Town vs Radcliffe Olympic 2 14:30 Kimberley Miners Welfare vs Bulwell 3 14:30 Clifton vs Newark Town 4 14:30 Basford United vs Boots Athletic 5 14:30 Hucknall Rolls Leisure vs Retford Town 6 14:30 Calverton Miners Welfare vs Cotgrave Welfare 7 14:30 Teversal vs Arnold Town 8 14:30 Kimberley Town vs Greenwood Meadows 9 14:30 Sutton Town A.F.C. vs Clipstone Welfare 10 14:30 Ollerton Town vs Bilborough Pelican 11 14:30 F.C. Cavaliers vs Blidworth Welfare 12 14:30 Radford vs Wollaton Ties scheuled to be played on 9th October 2010 List of clubs with byes Carlton Town Round 3 Dunkirk Round 3 Eastwood Town Round 3 Forest Town Round 3 Gedling Miners Welfare Round 3 Hucknall Town Round 3 Kirkby Town Round 3 Rainworth Miners Welfare Round 3 Retford United Round 3 Southwell City Round 3

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Borrowash Victoria 2-1 Heanor Town

F.A. Cup Extra Preliminary Round replay - not a great game by any stretch of the imagination. Not really one of our favourite grounds to visit. Apart from the fact that we were, (as my friend Aggedor pointed out ) in the wrong county, we never seem to go there and see a good game. This was no exception, with both teams struggling to put more than two passes together.


Met up with our chum Brian Dennett, who was ostensibly scouting for Carlton Town who were drawn to play the winners of this tie. He must be slightly concerned with the outcome of this game, because Borrowash are a strong physical team and I am sure they will have a real go at Carlton. Kev used the phrase "physical bordering on dirty" which may seem a bit strong, but blimey, they don't half get stuck in!

Borrowash did manage to string together fives passes after 19 minutes, but when the final ball in was bundled home by Jamie Pawley from close range, he had strayed into an offside position and the "goal" was disallowed. The home team did grab a legal goal on 29 though, a great pass through the middle was chased down by JAMIE PAWLEY who beat his marker before slotting past Keeling in the Heanor goal. H-T 1-0

Heanor started the second half well and on 54 Norris forced a good save from Clarke in the home goal, and the early pressure paid off when the visitors drew level four minutes later. A well flighted free-kick into the box was met with a flick header by ASHLEY GRAYSON - although I think Clarke will be a little disappointed that he failed to get to the ball before the Heanor player made contact.

Borrowash had a couple of decent chances midway through the half, one header from Ghislanzoni looked goal bound until Keeling dived well to save. The Vics had a late effort cleared off the line, but just as we were resigning ourselves to extra-time Ghislanzoni powered his was into the box from the left and was blatantly tripped, giving Referee Hristo Karaivanov little choice other than to award a penalty.

GHISLANZONI smashed the ball to Keeling's right - the ball was in the net before the keeper could react. Great penalty and with just two minutes to play we headed for the exit, with Kev certain that it would finish 2-1. It did.
Admission £5 although EMCL forum said it would be £4 Attendance 117

Programme - didn't bother

Raffle - £1 bought a strip but I have no idea if I won or not. There were no P.A system announcements at all ....... Saturday - NSL game - Clifton v Forest Town. Last seasons Champions v NSL newcomers. Should be good.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Teversal 0-0 Bottesford Town

I suppose it had to happen eventually, but so early in the season? Not to worry, this was a good nil-nil played out between two well matched teams. Got to Teversal a few minutes early, so we nipped behind the Grange to catch a little cricket....very picturesque setting..


A few random cricket pics

No scarf, but I did end up with one of these!!




F.A. Cup Preliminary Round between two NCEL Divison One teams.

Had my usual bit of banter with the man on the Tevie gate – he must have known we were visiting because he had the new Tevie mechandise ready and waiting as we approached the ground! I really didn’t want a scarf, but he gave me a “free” team sheet, then sold me a car back window kit thingy-bob. We really enjoy going to Teversal, but it can be a bit expensive at times!!! Athough this ended 0-0 , we saw plenty of action in the game, and inside the first five minutes we had three corners and a cracking volley from the Bottesford no. 5 Carl La Rocca that flew just over the bar. Tevie had the next decent chance on 9, but Gary Atkins, who was only a few yards from goal, failed to connect with Kyle Gee-Pemberton’s cracking right wing cross. In the 18th minute, Bottesford keeper Luke Baxter fumbled a corner, Referee Mr. Des Nutter blew for a foul by Greg Tobin. A bit harsh – it appeared to be a simple case of bad handling, but the “protected” species always seem to come out on top for some unknown reason.

Baxter fails to hold on

Tobin tried his luck with a fierce drive on 25, but Baxter dived well to palm away to safety. Bottesford had a great opportunity to go in front 10 minutes later when Craig Bridge picked out Jacob Cawsey at the far stick, but the no. 11 only managed to direct his shot into the side-netting. Tevie’s Jimmy Gee-Pemberton had the last decent effort of the half, but his low drive was just off target. H-T 0-0

Tobin hammered a shot wide five minutes into the second half, but both teams were by now struggling to cope with the slick surface. Our afternoon had begun in bright sunshine and cricket, but the rain was persistant during the football… After 69 minutes, Teversal no. 7 Colin Cockerill played a wonderful through ball into the path of Gary Atkins who ran on at goal before firing just over the bar from 18 yards.

The home team then brought out a terrific save from keeper Baxter – Will Harcourt’s right wing cross met well by Ross Henshaw at the far post, but Baxter flew across his goal to tip the rocket shot over the bar. F-T 0-0 So, our first scoreless game, but I am sure it won’t be the last. I hope any future 0-0 draws can be as entertaning as this game. Admission £4 Attendance 68 Programme £1 Tuesday – was going to be Long Eaton v Hallam, but United drew with Barton in the Cup. Looks like Borrowash v Heanor is on the cards.

Saturday 14th August 2010

BSP Mansfield Tn 3-1 Forest Green Rvrs BSN Droylsden 4-2 Eastwood Town EMCL F.A. Cup ties Barrow Town 2-1 Arnold Town Gedling Miners Welfare 2-2 Holwell Sports Gedling Town 2-4 Boston Town Greenwood Meadows 2-4 Winterton Rangers Heanor Town 0-0 Borrowash Victoria .....at...Borrowash Victoria FC Holbeach United 0-1 Radcliffe Olympic EMCL Premier Division Ellistown 4-0 Blackwell Miners Welfare Graham St Prims 3-2 Radford FC NCEL F.A. Cup extra preliminary round ties Barrow Town 2-1 Arnold Town Dunkirk 4-3 Dinnington Town Greenwood Meadows 2-4 Winterton Rangers Long Eaton United 1-1 Barton Town Old Boys Rossington Main 0-3 Shirebrook Town Teversal 0-0 Bottesford Town CML Supreme Calverton MW 1-2 Dronfield Town Church Warsop S & SC 4-1 Kimberley Town Harworth C I 0-4 Blidworth Welfare Kirkby Town 1-5 Westella & Willerby Newark Town 1-2 Kinsley Boys Parkhouse 1-1 Southwell City Pinxton 4-2 Clipstone Welfare Sheffield Parramore 3-1 Ollerton Town Sutton Town AFC 1-1 Nettleham CML Premier AFC Hucknall 3-1 Phoenix F C Easington United 3-1 Bulwell Town Thorne C 2-4 South Normanton Ath

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Forest Town 3-1 Parkhouse

Our final pre-season game of 2010 saw us visiting on of our favourite haunts, Forest Town Welfare. This game was played on the "bottom" pitch due to the fact that the main pitch is still being made ready for Forest Town's upcoming first season in the NSL.

Parkhouse warm up

Advertised as a 7pm kick, we arrive with time to spare to find the teams still warming up - eventually kicked of at 7:15pm. Both teams showed little for the first 25 minutes, then Town's Sam Holmes decided to try his luck from range, bringing out a great save from the Parkhouse keeper.

Kick off

MOM Danny Tighe in action

Tighe slots home the first of his brace of penalties

On 29, Forest Town were awarded a penalty after James McCann was tripped, and DANNY TIGHE stepped up and slotted past the keeper. As soon as the game was restarted, Parkhouse won themselves a corner from which their no. 4 headed against the crossbar - the ball looked to have crossed the line as it cannoned down off the bar, and the linesman confirmed this by awarding the goal. H-T 1-1


Parkhouse appeal - and the goal is given The second half was only a couple of minutes old, when McCann was upended in the area again. DANNY TIGHE slotted home his and Forest Town's second spot-kick of the evening. SAM HOLMES scored the goal of the game on 51, running in from the left before firing a superb effort across the keeper and in at the far post.

The game became a bit niggly after this, and both teams had players who had to be forced apart by the young Referee. He did mange to go through the game without booking anyone, but he needs to go and buy some new socks - seemed that the elastic had gone in his current pair and he was forever pulling them up!! F-T 3-1

Admission £0
H/C -- 6 at the start of the game, that became 10, then that became 20 !!
Saturday -- F.A. Cup action as Teversal take on Bottesford Town in an Extra Preliminary Round tie.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Blidworth Welfare 1-2 Carlton Town

A good run out for both these teams - Blidworth look a good outfit and will do well in the CML Supreme, while Evo-Stik Div One side Carlton played a lot better than they did at Clipstone last week. The home team lost to a stunning goal, and although Carlton were, on the whole, a lot quicker to the ball, Blidworth Manager Brett Marshall must be happy with his teams overall performance.

Thumbs up to Rob Hornby for producing a splendid programme - and even though a fair proportion was allocated to Mansfield Town ( who scrapped their youth team on Friday, so couldn't send a team), well worth the £1 asking price, especially with profits going to APTCOO.

Thumbs down to Blidworth. £4 admission - we were told it does "include a raffle ticket" ..... ok - but if you're going to do that, at least announce the winning ticket number. I might be sitting here with the winning ticket ....who knows?

Blidworth started the game well, and only a smart save from the Millers' keeper kept out a Jason Edwards 20 yarder - Dean Rick pounced on the loose ball , but his effort was well blocked. Carlton gradually took a hold on the game and in the 25th minute Ricky Gardener unleashed a fierce drive that was deflected away for a corner. Blidworth had the best effort of the half on 30, when Carl Haslam made a mazy run into the box and fired across the keeper - to his dismay the ball crashed off the foot of the far post and flew away to safety. H-T 0-0

Carlton began the second half on the proverbial front foot, and in the 52nd minute Blidworth keeper Paul Stanhope had to scramble the ball off his line, after Seb Darling made a great run down the right and fired across the goal. On 56 it was Darling again causing the home defence problems, twisting and turning before crossing to the the far post where Warren Hatfield was waiting - unfortunately the striker had to stretch for the ball and couldn't direct it at goal.

In the 57th minute and totally against the run of play, Blidworth went ahead. Rick forced his way into the box and seemed to stumble - but he had the presence of mind to play the ball across the Carlton goal where BRADLEY WELLS was on hand to bundle home. The lead lasted barely 10 minutes though - a low driven free-kick from the left glanced home by CHRIS HUDSON.

On 82, Antwon Bonnick turned well and fired a rocket shot that Stanhope did well to palm away for a corner, but the keeper never stood a chance five minutes later when BONNICK raced down the left, cut into the box and fired low into the net. Great goal - deserved to be the winner. F-T 1-2 Admission £4 ( say no more)

H/C 120
Programme £1 - excellent publication by Mr. Hornby, just a pity that the Stags couldn't send a team.
Tuesday - Forest Town v Parkhouse