Sunday, 31 October 2010

Sunday League football again !!

Sunday 31st October 2010 -- Notts Sunday League Premier One

 I decided to have a walk (!) to Titchfield Park in order to catch a little Sunday League action and on arriving at the Park it transpired their were to be games played on adjacent pitches. The park is a ten minute walk from where I live in Hucknall, so no need to bother getting the car out on this occasion. I went originally intending to see Green Dragon play Carlton Top Spot, but ended up watching that with one eye, and T8’ v Nuthall with the other! Nuthall looked the part – nice training tops etc. and all the management were kitted out as well - they did the synchronised warm up and even had a huddle before the kick off. As I said, they looked the part, but their football left a lot to be desired!

Green Dragon FC 0-3 Carlton Top Spot FC

Dragon in blue Carlton took the lead through their no. 2 on 37, a neat strike from 12 yards. H-T 0-1. Further strikes for the no. 10 shirt in the 50th and 90th minutes secured the points for Carlton.

T8’s FC 3-0 Nuthall FC


T8's in red/white Goal-less until the 49th minute when their 10 jacket ( I think this was Harry Allen) netted. Their no. 9 fired home a free kick from 20 yards five minutes later, then no. 11 rifled home a spot kick two minutes later. F-T 3-0

Bit cold and damp, but enjoyable none the less. Strange – the Green Dragon match was being watched by just two people (2 ½ if you count me!) , whilst the T8’s game had the better part of 30 watching. Mind you the better football was played by T8’s and they are still unbeaten this season, having now played 8, winning 7 and drawing the other – I will definitely make a point of going to see them again ….hopefully when there is only the one game on!!!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Blidworth W Res 5-2 Shirebrook Town Res

Saturday 30th October 2010 - CML Reserves Supreme Division

Why were we at this game and not Forest Town v Bilborough Pelican? Well, we did go to Forest Town, arriving 20 minutes "early" for the 3pm kick off -- as published on the FT website. Unfortunately the kick off had been changed to 2:30pm, but when Kev mentioned the 3pm ko advertised on the FT website, he was told that they "hadn't had time to change it".

So - panic then -- get out the phone to check who was playing local to the Adademy - not a lot close by really, so we decided to try and make a dash down the A60 to see if we could get to Calverton v Sutton. As the minutes ticked by and the traffic grew worse, I realised we hadn't a chance of getting to Calverton for 3pm....then as we went past Blidworth's ground, Kev happened to see red shirts through the trees. We screeched to a halt and made our way into the carpark. When we approached the entrance to the pitch area, the players were just lining up for the kick off. We hadn't a clue who was playing but that wasn't an issue, we were at a game!!

Shirebrook go close!!

We only knew a couple of the Blid ressies, keeper Jason Fisher and striker Jonny Upton, but again, that wasn't an issue - after the panic and mad dash, we just wanted to relax and enjoy the afternoon out. As it turned out it was a very pleasant afternoon, nice, clement weather and football that was more than passable for this level.

Shirebrook keeper in action

It took Blid until the 22nd minute to break down a stubborn Town defence, and it was a really scrappy effort, the home no.6 (Martin) knocking the ball into the roof of the net after a real mad scramble in the 6 yard box. Upton was played through on 29 and raced at goal before slotting sublimely past the Town keeper. H-T 2-0

Plenty of goalmouth action

On 50, the home team added their third, again the no.6 on the mark. The tall midfielder took the ball down well in the area before calmly slotting home. Two minutes later Blid's no, 8 jacket (Gaz) hit a curler from the corner of the box that gave the visiting keeper no chance.

Shirebrook's no. 14 fired in a speculative shot from 20+ yards after 58 minutes - and it went past everyone, and crept into the net leaving home keeper Fisher looking on in amazement! Upton grabbed his second of the game in the 66th minute, a terrific left-foot shot that from the edge of the box.

As we were making our way up the steps to the exit, the Shirebrook no.10 shirt flicked home a left wing cross to give the scoreline a little more respectability. F-T 5-2

After a bad start to the afternoon, we both agreed that the afternoon wasn't wasted, and if we ever get stuck for a game and the Blid ressies are playing, we would not hesitate in going to watch them again.

Admission £2

H/C 20 ( 1 more than Greenwood v Blackwell MW)

Tuesday -- Gedling MW v Greenwood Meadows

Saturday 30th October 2010 - non-league games

BSP Mansfield Town 1-4 Crawley Town BSN Eastwood Town 0-1 Guiseley F.A. Trophy Kendal Town 1-1 Matlock Northwich Victoria 4-0 Glapwell NPP Burscough 3-0 Hucknall Town NP1S Carlton Town 7-2 Shepshed Dynamo Quorn 2-0 Belper Town NCELP Long Eaton United 1-0 Hall Road Rangers Nostell MW 3-2 Arnold Town NCEL1 Glasshoughton Welfare 3-1 Teversal Shirebrook Town 1-3 Louth Town EMCL Cup Borrowash Victoria 3-1 Ibstock United Gedling MW 1-5 Thurnby Nirvana Greenwood Meadows 4-2 Blackwell MW St. Andrews 1-5 Radcliffe Olympic EMCLP Graham St Prims 1-4 Bardon Hill Sports CMLS Calverton MW 0-4 Sutton Town AFC Church Warsop S & SC 1-2 Ollerton Town Dronfield Town 4.3 Blidworth W Harworth CI 1-0 Nettleham Kimberley Town 1-1 Westella & Willerby Parkhouse 2-3 Kirkby Town Pinxton 3-1 Kinsley Boys Sheffield Parramore 2-1 Newark Town Southwell City 3-0 Clipstone W CMLP FC Bilsthorpe 1-3 Bulwell Town Phoenix 1-2 Nottingham United South Normanton Athletic 7-3 Kiveton Park Whatton United 3-3 AFC Hucknall CML Reserve Supreme Division Blidworth W Res 5-2 Shirebrook Town Res

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Kimberley Town 0-3 Nottingham United

Thursday 28th October 2010 -- CML Floodlit Cup South

Q. How bad was this game?
A. Very!

Nottingham's no. 11 scored with a looping shot on 28, and then their no.9 took his time before placing the ball past the Kimberley keeper a couple of minutes before the break.

The home keeper gifted United a third on 58 after failing to hold on to a shot. The no. 9 was on the spot and slid in and somehow managed to turn the ball into the net while lying on the ground. Referee Mr. Gary Smith had a poor game - very picky and he booked three home players for simple back chat -- yet his performance in the Blackwell/Heanor game was more than acceptable.

30 odd turned out for this game, but could any of them have thought that the £3 entrance fee was money well spent? I seriously doubt it. F-T 0-3

Admission £3
H/C 34

Saturday - we are off to see Forest Town v Bilborough Pelican - we were thinking of Greenwood v Blackwell, but Blackwell once in a week is enough!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Blackwell MW 0-5 Heanor Town

Wednesday 27th October 2010 -- EMCL

New ground for us - we have been planning to go to visit Primrose Hill for a while, but never seemed to get around to it somehow.
Thanks go to Brian Dennett for the excellent directions, took a little over 20 minutes to get there and although parking is a little restricted, Kev found the only available space down the side of the ground leaving us just a few yards to walk to the gate.

Not wanting to appear to be over critical, but we weren't overly impressed with the ground, but the pitch looked in good nick and the tea/coffee was very nice ...

We saw Blackwell at Gedling recently and they did ok in a poor game, but Heanor are a slightly different proposition to Gedling and they were two goals to the good after just 10 minutes.

The first was a hopeful ball into the area from GARY WEBSTER that ended up in the net after keeper Andy Fretwell misjudged the flight - the second was a peach and had Kev waxing lyrical. The ball was played from the middle of the park out to Graham Wells who fired in a stunning cross that JASON HARDY volleyed neatly home after racing in at the far stick.

Heanor relaxed slightly after that and allowed Blackwell the majority of the play, although it has to be said that the home team rarely troubled Mark Frost in the Lions' goal. H-T 2-0

Heanor increased their lead in the 64th minute when a shot from the edge of the box from Tom Norris ( I think!) was deflected past Fretwell by ASHLEY GRAYSON. The fourth goal came on 79, ASHLEY GRAYSON racing in from the left before unleashing a fierce drive across Fretwell and into the back of the net.

JASON HARDY wrapped up the scoring with just 4 minutes left to play, sliding in to bundle home Graham Wells ball in from the left, although it appears this may have been credited to Wells. F-T 0-5 Dale, Kev's son and heir, matched our donations from last Saturday's game, and he did the same again for this game, so the net gain for APTCOO from this game was £2.25 and took the running total to over the £100 mark! This was our 51st game, with a goal tally of 246 at an average of over 4.8 per game. Not too bad to say we are still only in October!

Admission £4.00
Programme £1.00 ( very good publication)
Tea/coffee £0.70 -- excellent
Attendance 80
Saturday -- Forest Town v Bilborough Pelican

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Arnold Town 1-1 Thackley FC

Tuesday 26th October -- NCEL Division 1

Very good, pacy game and well officiated by Referee Mr. Ward. No report as such, I decided to take a night off from writing notes and just enjoy the game. Young players were abundant on both teams, and Kev wondered if that might mean we were in for a bit of kick and rush.

Thankfully the blend of youth tempered with a few experienced old hands, saw both teams play the game in the right spirit and with plenty of skill, and this meant the teams were a credit to their respective clubs. The Arnold no. 11, Luke Smithson has been brought in from the Arnold U19's and he looks a very good prospect.

I can't see anything but a bright future for this young man. Anyway, the game was goal-less until the 67th minute when Arnold's no.8 DARREN BETTISON drilled a 20 fierce yarder past Matty Convey in the Thackley net.

It seemed Arnold might hang on for all three points, but on 86, Thackley left-back LUKE RICHARDSON was given too much time after the ball sat up for him just on the edge of the box. The no. 3 hit a fine volley past the Arnold keeper, who did get a hand to the ball, but couldn't prevent it from entering the goal. F-T 1-1
Admission £5 Attendance 68 Tea/coffee £0.80 medium styrofoam cup, but very welcome on a chilly evening!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Blidworth Welfare 7-0 Church Warsop S & SC

Saturday 23rd October 2010 - CML Supreme Division


Another visit to the Welfare Ground, but the football that Blidworth play is usually first rate for this level, so going there regularly is not really an issue. I had pencilled in the Arnold Tn v Pickering game and that finished 5-5 ....we are going to Eagle Valley on Tuesday - a 0-0 draw already anticipated!!!

Brian Reece from Rainworth was at the game, checking out one of the Blidworth players, but he left on the half-hour mark having seen enough! Can't say I blame him, the first 25 minutes were not very good - but after the Warsop defence failed to clear on 28, JASON EDWARDS latched onto a loose ball 12 yards from goal and the game took on a different complexion. DEAN RICK hit the first of his four in the 42nd minute. A Church Warsop corner was cleared well by the home defence and the clearance found Rick, who somehow managed to force the ball home despite being challenged by a defender.

No sooner had Warsop restarted the game, they were 3-0 down! The ball was played out left to Mark Ellison who slotted it across the goal to where brother SIMON ELLISON was waiting. The big striker missed his chance initially, but managed to turn well and fire home as the keeper allowed the ball to run loose. H-T 3-0

4 goal Dean Rick

Jason Edwards opened the scoring on 28

Rick turns away after netting the Welfare 2nd goal

Simon Ellison pounces on the loose ball before hitting the 3rd

Blidworth's injured striker Dave Bramwell came and stood with us for the second half after taking time during the break to admire the ball skills of Lee Bowler....

Steve Carty and Dave Bramwell admiring Lee Bowler's ball skills

DEAN RICK was tripped as he ran at goal on the hour mark, and Referee Mark Pursglove had no option other that to award a penalty to Blidworth that the striker successfully converted. The last time we saw Rick take a spot kick was at Sutton - he damaged some roof tiles on a house behind the goal on that occasion, but this time he hit the ball straight and true.

Rick hits the 4th from the spot . Mr. Pursglove awarded the home team another penalty on 68, and again DEAN RICK made no mistake from the spot. No idea why the penalty was given, but the Ref obviously saw some offence or other that we missed.

Rick completes his hat-trick from the spot - Blidworth's 5th of the game

A few minutes later, Rick became the provider - sliding the ball across goal to give STEVE CARTY a simple tap in from close range.

Carty side-foots home the 6th
It was 7-0 in the 85th minute, the home defence commiting suicide by failing to hook a ball clear, and when the keeper was left in no-mans land DEAN RICK was given the whole goal to blast the ball into......F-T 7-0

Rick gleefully blasts home his fourth and Blidworth's 7th!

After a turgid first half an hour or so, this game exploded into action and to be quite honest, Church Warsop had little or nothing to offer by way of a reply to Blidworth's generally superior play. Great performance by Dean Rick, held the line well and proved a right pain in the backside for the visiting defence.

Admission £3
Programme £1 H/C 40 +
Tuesday we are off to see Arnold take on Thackley at the Eagle Valley

Friday, 22 October 2010

Notts F.A. Senior Cup - 2nd Round draw

Strange draw this - not suggesting anything, but this is very symetrical !!! Kimberley MW (NSL) v Boots Athletic (NSL) Calverton MW (CMLS) v Ollerton Town (CMLS) Blidworth W (CMLS) v Clipstone W (CMLS) Wollaton (NSL) v Hucknall Rolls Leisure (NSL) Gedling Town/Radcliffe Olympic (EMCL) v Greenwood Meadows (EMCL) The only mixed league tie : Arnold Town (NCELP) v Newark Town (CMLS)

Saturday 23th October - non-league

Our game finished Blidworth 7-0 Church Warsop, but we were originally going to go to Arnold v Pickering - that finished 5-5 !! We are going to Arnold on Tuesday, that's why I changed the fixture. There were so many goals about that if anyone selected to go to Bulwell / Phoenix, they should consider themselves very, very unlucky....
Results of note:
Blackwell beating Thurnby 4-3, and Gedling MW defeating previously unbeaten league leaders Borrowash Victoria.
F.A. Cup 4th Q Round FC Halifax 0-1 Mansfield Town Stalybridge Celtic 1-2 Eastwood Town NPL Premier Division Ashton United 4-0 Hucknall Town NPL Division 1 South Belper Town 2-1 Shepshed Dynamo Glapwell 5-0 Romulus Kidsgrove Athletic 4-0 Rainworth MW Sutton Coldfield Town 2-3 Carlton Town NCELP Arnold Town 5-5 Pickering Town Parkgate 4-3 Long Eaton United NCEL 1 Barton Town Old Boys 3-2 Shirebrook Town Teversal 1-2 Grimsby Borough EMCL Blackwell MW 4-3 Thurnby Nirvana Gedling MW 2-1 Borrowash VIctoria Gedling Town 0-4 Heanor Town Graham Street Prims 6-4 Ellistown Radford 3-5 Greenwood Meadows St. Andrews 2-1 Radcliffe Olympic MFA Dunkirk 7-1 Heath Hayes CMFL Supreme Division Blidworth 7-0 Church Warsop S & SC Clipstone W 1-6 Pinxton Kirkby Town 3-1 Calverton MW Nettleham 2-2 Ollerton Town Newark Town 2-0 Kimberley Town Parkhouse 3-3 Harworth CI Sutton Town AFC 1-3 Southwell City CMFL Premier Division AFC Hucknall 6-0 Hutton Cranswick United Bulwell Town 0-0 Phoenix FC FC Brimington 3-4 Nottingham United Yorkshire Main 4-1 South Normanton Athletic

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Sutton Town AFC 1-2 Parkhouse

Wednesday 20/10/2010 - CML Supreme Division

Went early expecting a big turn out - the other local games that were scheduled had all been called off for one reason or another. Car-park was full as usual, but only counted about 60 present.

Name checks: Rob Townsend, Rob Hornby, Brian Dennett, Mr. Mac, Trev, James Senior, Dave Bramwell were all in attendance, and Scott Mason was running a line. The game finished 1-2.

Parkhouse scored in the 11th minute, then Sutton levelled on 32 through a Dean Hadley near post header - one of the few players on the pitch that I actually knew! Parkhouse regained the lead 3 minutes later, and that was it! We might as well have gone home after that!!

The only other thing of note was some nutter waltzing across the pitch with a guitar strapped to his back -- shouting " Jesus loves you! I'm a walking dead man" etc etc.... strange, but it gave us all a chuckle anyway, and took our minds off the less than exciting football that was on offer ..............F-T 1-2

Admission £3 Programme - never saw one Coffee at half-time, freebee courtesy Rob Hornby - nice enough for the price! Kev H/C 60

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Ashley Wakelin - funeral arrangements changed

Danny Bryant has been in touch to say that Ashley's funeral is now at 9:30 am on Friday 22nd October, not 10.15am as announced previously. Photo courtesy of the Ashley Wakelin tribute page on facebook

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Glapwell FC 2-0 Stamford AFC

Sunday 17th October 2010 -- F.A. Trophy 1st Qualifying Round




Our first trip of the season to Field Mill after visiting 20 odd times last season. This time Mansfield Town were Glapwell FC's landlords as they took on fellow Evo-Stik Div 1 South members Stamford AFC. Unusual for us to even bother with Sunday games at all, but as we have yet to see either team so far this season, off to FM we went. Parked just outside the Stadium, and even though we were there for 2:40pm, there were no programmes left. I don't usually bother with a programme, but I would have liked one for this game.

The ground was very sparcely populated, but Brian Dennett was on hand to greet us, Mr. Mac was also present. Fellow Tony Kempster forum poster "Borogaz" introduced himself - he had made the trip from Grimsby. Stamford's skipper Miles Chamberlain's dad also came and had a word. We know Miles from his time spent at Eastwood a few years back - his family follow him to all his games - and they travel to the games from their home in Skegness!

Stamford skipper Miles Chamberlain

Mr. Mac - he gets everywhere!!

Not too much happened early doors, but then the "home" team controversially took the lead in the 20th minute. Glapwell striker Ian Brown appeared to run into Ross Watson leaving the Stamford defender in a heap on the ground just outside the box. No whistle was forthcoming from referee Mr. Leslie and Brown played on. His shot was well parried by Wright in the visitors goal, but CONOR HIGGINSON was on hand to tap home from close range.
Matt Varley saw his header from a right wing corner headed off the line by Malone, but apart from that, there was little else worth mentioning. H-T 1-0

 Matt Varley heads towards goal

Chamberlain almost gifted the home team a second just after the restart, but Brown was unable to capitalise on the error, sending the ball sailing into the Quarry Lane End!

Watson saw red on 63 after an horrendous two-footed challenge on Ian Holmes, but going down to 10 men seemed to galvanise the Daniels, and they should have been level soon after. A weak header back to James Lindley in the Glapwell goal saw the keeper stranded, but Miller could only watch in anguish as his shot crashed against a post with the empty goal gaping.

Glapwell secured passage into the next round in the 84th minute when HIGGINSON again found the back of the net, this time a speculative low drive from the corner of the box just sneaking in off the far post. F-T 2-0

Admission £6
Attendance - 144( thanks, Brian!)
Unsure where next, but probably Wednesday - South Normanton Ath v Moorlands Railway

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Gedling Town 0-1 Blackwell MW

Saturday 16th October 2010 --- East Midlands Counties League.

Turned out to be a really bad day for "On The Road" !!! A real stinker of a game, the tea was rancid, the new camera failed us miserably, and to make Kev's day even worse, the Super Reds lost at Barnsley......

Highlight of the day for Kev was the Double Decker choccie bar at half-time! Mine was seeing Mr. Mac's face after the game!!

Any reporter who could write a 1000 word match report on this game would be well worth his salary! Gedling were poor, but Blackwell had played ten and lost the lot prior to this game, so this should have been a home banker....

Aiden Whitmore in the centre of the visitors defence was as solid as a rock, and missed hardly anything throughout the whole 90 minutes.

Whitmore clears

Arron Large receives treatment early in the game

Castledine and Galloway - plenty of experience on hand there!!

Blackwell gaffer Paul McFarland was on holiday so Gary Castledine took over team affairs, and for most of the game was calm and collected. Can't say the same about his opposite number though ...Mick Galloway ranted and raved for the majority of the game, and the perimeter boards occasionally took a real kicking.

When the teams were announced over the P.A, Andrew Fretwell was listed as keeper for Blackwell, but all through the game his team-mates kept calling hin "Booty" ! Confused me a little because the regular keeper for the Welfare is Steve Boot...

Great save from the Blackwell keeper - whoever he was!

Nice boots, Mr. Jepson

Chris Atkins had a half chance to put Gedling ahead on 36, but his far post volley flew just wide of the post. H-T 0-0

Then came the trip to the tea-bar -- one sip and launched into the hedge bottom. To quore Mr. Goodman, it was "rancid". I seldom bother with half-time beverages, and was quite pleased and a little smug that I had declined this time!!

Arron Large hit the foot of the Blackwell post with a sweetly struck free-kick 5 minutes into the second half, and James Jepson fired in a fierce drive that the keeper did well to hold on to. Chris Atkins had a shot saved on 59, but the general play struggled to get above schoolboy level. Until the 72nd minute that is. Blackwell's Simon Hewer tried to pull out of a challenge on Jepson, but the Gedling full-back went over anyway and the Referee awarded the home team a penalty.


Jimmy Spiers hit the kick well enough, but was foiled by the bar. The BANG you can hear after Atkins had fired the loose ball way over the bar, was Mr. Galloway taking it out on the perimeter boards again.

With 7 minutes left to play, Gedling went behind to a great goal. STEPHEN ATKINSON raced into the box from the right and was allowed time and space to fire home from the most acute of angles. The goal lit up a poor game, but there was one man in particular I was really pleased for.

When Blackwell are not playing, our friend Mr. Mac spends his time attending other games, and we meet up on a regular basis. His son is Paul MacFarland, the Blackwell Manager, and Mr. Mac has been at pitch side for all of the ten of the previous defeats this season! He looked quite happy with things when the Referee finally blew his whistle to bring the game to an end. A good end to a bad day! F-T 0-1

Admission £4

Attendance 47

MOM Blackwell's Aiden Whitmore by a mile

Tea -- £0.50 and yeukk apparently!

Field Mill next ( maybe) to see Glapwell play Stamford in the Trophy.
If not, then Blidworth W v Kimberley Town on Tuesday

We spent most of the first period trying to sort out the recently purchased replacement camera. It wouldn't save the pics Kev was taking - turns out the Scandisk SD memory card is faulty....managed to get a few pics though, but the penalty video more than compensates for the lack of still images. Not that there was much to photograph anyway!!!

Ashley Wakelin

The tragic death of Ashley last week shocked and stunned the local football community - the details of his funeral have now been announced:
From CML forum, posted by Charlie
"I have been asked by Danny and Jo to thank you all for the messages of sympathy and the support they have received on the tragic death of their son Ashley. The funeral will be held at Bramcote crematorium on Friday the 22nd Oct at 10-15 ,and after at the Millers Bar, this is located at Cinderhill Island Aspley Notts. Danny & Jo would like all the poeple that knew Ashley that feel they would like attend the service and after at the Millers Bar, will be more than welcome".
R.I.P Ashley
Malc & Kev

Friday, 15 October 2010

Weekend 16/17th October -- non league games

BSP Mansfield Town 1-1 Darlington BSN Eastwood Town 0-2 Blyth Spartans F.A. TROPHY 1st Q Round Carlton Town 1-1 Rushall Olympic Glapwell v Stamford (Sunday 17th at Field Mill ko 3pm) Mickleover Sports 2-1 Hucknall Town ES1S Belper Town 0-1 Brigg Town Goole AFC 5-1 Rainworth MW NCELP Armthorpe Welfare 4-4 Arnold Town Long Eaton United 2-1 Scarbrorough Athletic NCEL1 Askern Villa 2-1 Teversal Shirebrook Town 3-1 Hemsworth MW EMCL Borrowash Victoria 2-0 Ibstock United Gedling Town 0-1 Blackwell MW Greenwood Meadows 3-1 Heanor Town Radcliffe Olympic 3-0 Radford St. Andrews 0-1 Gedling MW Thurnby Nirvana 5-0 Graham St Prims CML Cup Kimberley Town 0-9 Yorkshire Main Phoenix 3-5 Blidworth Welfare CMLS Calverton MW 0-1 Kinsley Boys Church Warsop 3-3 Clipstone Welfare Dronfield Town 3-2 Kirkby Town Ollerton Town 1-1 Westella & Willerby Parkhouse 0-3 Newark Town Pinxton 4-2 Harworth CI Sheffield Parramore 9-0 Sutton Town AFC Southwell City 2-3 Nettleham CMLP AFC Hucknall 3-0 Thoresby CW Nottingham United 1-4 Bulwell Town South Normanton Athletic 7-0 Easington United NSL SENIOR Attenborough 2-2 FC Cavaliers Basford United 2-2 Gedling South Bank Clifton FC 2-3 Awsworth Villa Hucknall Rolls Leisure 1-2 Bulwell Keyworth United 1-4 Bilborough Pelican Linby CW 0-5 Cotgrave Welfare Notts Police 0-7 Boots Athletic Wollaton 1-6 Forest Town

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Kimberley Town 0-6 Harworth CI

Thursday 14th October 2010 -- Central Midlands League Supreme Division.

Around 25 present, and that number included Brian Dennett, Richard and Rick Lane, Mr. Mac and several other local hoppers. I was wondering what keeps Kimberley Chairman Graeme Critchley going - his team gets battered every week, he has players crying off two hours prior to kick off, and for this game his Manager failed to show. Admitted the team is very young and inexperienced so will be tested at this level, but to see Graeme sorting out the team, the kit, the subs, as well as treating on-field injuries made me marvel at his dedication.

The Kimberley skipper was their keeper, and in the first four minutes he was called upon to make several saves, including one tip over the bar that really was top drawer. He was eventually beaten on 17 when the Harworth no. 8 "Billy" headed home from a right wing cross. A few minutes later another cross from the right, another "Billy" header made it 2-0 to the visitors. It finished 0-2 at the break, and to honest it could have been far worse for the home team.

The third goal was not long in coming after the restart, the Harworth no. 9 "Daz" firing home from the edge of the box on 53. Kimberley's left back added an own goal on 55, but he was very unlucky - the ball was flying everywhere and he just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, bundling home from 6 yards out.
Harworth's no.2 headed home their fifth after 70 minutes had been played, although how he was allowed to head the ball in the Kimberley box left us scratching our heads - he must be all of 5' 4" !!

"Billy" completed his triple on 81, sticking out a long leg to divert a fierce, but off-target Daz free-kick into the net from about 8 yards out. Kimberley managed to hit the Harworth bar as the game entered it's final throes, but it would have been a mere consolation. F-T 0-6

Admission £3
Programme - can't remember seeing one
H/C 25
Saturday - despite Mr. Dennett's plea for us to visit Carlton again, we are going to Gedling Town v Blackwell MW in the hope of seeing Mr. Mac's Blackwell team claim their first points of the season......

Wednesday 13th October results

What's this all about? Evo Stik goal bonanza -- 26 goals in three games!! Evo Stik Premier Division Hucknall Town 5-3 Retford Utd Mickleover Sports 6-6 Nantwich Town ( Sports were 6-3 up with 6 to play!!) Evo Stik League Cup Carlton Town 6-0 Brigg Town F.A. Cup replay Tipton Town 2-0 Radcliffe Olympic CMLP South Normanton Ath 2-2 Bentley Colliery

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

South Normanton Ath 2-2 Bentley Colliery

Wednesday 13th October --- CML Premier Division After what we had to endure from the National team against Montenegro, this was a breath of fresh air ...a cracking game played between two committed teams and well worth the £2 entrance fee.

Normo were top of the league at kick off, but with Yorkshire Main winning it meant that they took over top spot on goal difference.

Shiners: O'Hare, Taylor, Summers, Moss, Kelly, Downer, Beecher, Leighton, White, Nicholls, Bowler. Subs : Moran, Henshaw, Phillips

Colls : Smillie, Thackrah, Whinall, Brown, R Smith, Pashley, Ttilley, Jones, Richardson, C. Smith, Lindsay. Subs : C. Pickles, D. Pickles, Allen.
A well observed minutes silence was observed before the kick-off, in memory of Ashley Wakelin who tragically lost his life on Tuesday morning. Ashley was a well liked young man, and he will be sadly missed. Our hearts go out to his family. Normo had a decent chance in the 1st minute, but Andy White failed to convert. Cory Bowler saw his effort on 9 tipped over the bar by Peter Smillie in the Bentley goal, but the keeper was let down by his defence in the 17th minute, when Jay Beecher's ball in from the right found ADAM NICHOLLS unmarked 8 yards from goal, and he wasn't going to miss from there.

The home team doubled their advantage on 33 when Andy White's superb cross field ball picked out CORY BOWLER who smashed the ball past Smillie from the corner of the box. H-T 2-0 Kev sampled the tea at the break, and gave it a big thumbs up - £0.50 and in a proper mug.

It should have been 3-0 just 3 minutes of the second half played, but Andy White could only hit the side netting after he had side-stepped Smillie. Bad miss for the big lad as he had done all the hard work, but failed to find the back of the empty net. Bentley gradually took over the game and almost reduced their arrears after 57 minutes when Michael Pashley's long throw was headed goalwards, but the effort crashed off the post before going safe.
Bentley did indeed reduce their arrears on 72. After an almighty scramble, the ball was hacked into the net from 12 yards out - but I have no idea who got the last touch.

The visitor's comeback was complete with 9 to go - RICK LINDSAY made space for himself down the left before racing into the box and slotting past O'Hare. Great goal and earned the Colls a point their second half display deserved. F-T 2-2

Admission £2
Programme £1
Tea £0.50
H/C 80
Kimberley Town v Harworth CI up next......

Tuesday 12th October results

Wouldn't you know it? Decided to stop in and watch poxy England v poxy Montenegro - our game of choice that we didn't go to was to have been Dunkirk v Oadby - a six goal feast! Evo-stik League Cup Spalding Utd 2-1 Glapwell Derbys F.A. Senior Cup Long Eaton Utd 3-0 Pinxton NCELP Selby Tn 3-3 Arnold Tn NCEL1 Teversal 1-2 Yorks Amateur EMCL Greenwood Meadows 1-3 Barrow Tn MFA Dunkirk 3-3 Oadby Tn CMLS Blidworth Welfare 1-2 Sheffield Parramore Clipstone Welfare 3-0 Sutton Tn AFC

Monday, 11 October 2010

Arnold Town U19 1-1 Teversal U19

Monday 11th Octobr 2010 - North MidlandsU19 Football League Division 1 (not the North Midlands Football League Cup as per the programme).

Mr. Mac, Trev, Richard Lane - all present again, and a decent crowd of about 60 shows that there is real interest in the U19 league. Sat with Teversal's Keith Parnill who was their acting match Secretary at this game - Keith also has helps keep the U19 league website updated.

Teversal scored from the penalty spot on 43, CHRIS KIDDY netting off the inside of the post giving the Arnold keeper no chance. H-T 0-1

DALE RIPLEY levelled for the Eagles in the 73rd minute, glancing in a header from a terrific left wing cross. F-T 1-1

Referee Mr. White struggled to control these Under 19 players. There was an awful lot of back-chat, foul language, poor challenges and reckless lunges that went unpunished. This ensured the players learned absolutely nothing about discipline and respect during the game.

Mr. White did book the Tevie no. 4 shirt after he made an horrific challenge that saw an Arnold player carried from the pitch - the injury was bad enough to ensure the player could not return. Any other game, I reckon the challenge would have been punished by a red card - and maybe a lesson would have been learned.

Special mention to the Tevie no. 8, - not only did he make a challenge in the first half that had us all cringing in the stand yet went unpunished, in the second half he told one of the Assistants to "f*** off" at the top of his voice, but yet again, no punishment followed.

Now don't get me wrong, I am not usually bothered by foul language, but this was totally uncalled for, and I was really surprised that no action was taken against the player. Respect, my ar*e!!!!!!
Admission £2 inc programme H/C 60 +

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Rolls v Retford Tn videos

Kyle McDermott makes it 3-2

Richard Harrison penalty makes it 5-2

Hucknall Rolls Leisure 5-2 Retford Town

Saturday 9th October 2010 - Notts. F.A. Senior Cup 1st Round

Well, what a day! Arrived at Rolls with plenty of time to spare, but as we were donning coats and generally getting ready for the game, I put Kev's camera on the boot of my car ..... and duly left it there! When we got pitchside, I asked Kev if he was going to take pics of the players shaking hands as usual, and he told me he didn't have the camera!!! He duly made the long march back to the car, but the camera had gone........only 10-15 minutes, but some opportunist had taken possession of a Samsung S760, worth approx £120.00.


So we resorted to 'phone pics and my old Fuji S3100 which isn't the best camera in the world. Kev did his best bless him and he did manage to get a few decent shots. Also have a video of Kyle McDermott's goal and the Richard Harrison penalty - so not too bad overall. As Kev was on his travels, Rolls Assistant Manager Paul Jordan came to say hello. He knew we were going to be at the game, and promised a donation from the Rolls Management team to the APTCOO charity we are supporting. After the half time break, he came over and slipped a fiver into my hand -- big thanks to Paul and Jez Corthorn. Made losing the camera hurt a little less - and cheered me up no-end!
Rolls Management team Jez Corthorn and Paul Jordan

Only about 30 people were present at kick off time, although that increased to 40+ as the game progressed. Those who were present were treated to a great game of non-league football. Retford looked to get Rolls on the back foot early, and the home team were lucky not to concede in the 7th minute when Simon Hulme made a mess of a clearance and only just steered the ball wide of the post.

Despite the early pressure, Rolls took the lead on 11 when Retford keeper Jason Holberry parried a goal bound effort to BILLY BROOKES who smashed a superb volley into the back of the net. The lead lasted barely five minutes as Retford hit-man DANIEL HOUSE slid home after reaching the ball ahead of onrushing Rolls keeper Neil Waters. Paul Jordan thought that his defender was the wrong side of the striker, but it was a cracking finish all the same. The home team went back in front after 26 minutes had been played, young front man HARRY ALLEN lashing home from the edge of the box after the Retford defence failed to deal with a corner in from the right. The same sort of scenario saw Town level on 36 - this time Rolls failed to clear the corner and when the loose ball was played back to the no. 10 shirt, he made no mistake, giving Waters no chance.

With three minutes to play before the break, Rolls took the lead for the third time! KYLE MCDERMOTT reacted far quicker than the visitors defence and managed to slide the ball home at the far stick. H-T 3-2

Had a wander back to the car during the break, hoping someone would hand over the camera, but no such luck. So, the old Fuji was brought out of retirement. This only has a 16mb memory card, so the image sizes are not very big, and therefore the quality is not up to Kev's usually superb standard.

From the restart, Rolls were awarded a free-kick that Richard Harrison headed well over the bar. There was no need for anyone to head the next free-kick! After Allen was tripped on 49, JONATHAN DAKERS floated the free-kick towards the goal and was as amazed as we were when the ball sailed right into the top corner, leaving Holberry hugging the post! Dakers looked straight at us and said he didn't mean it. Honesty is sometimes so refreshing!!

Dakers lines up the free-kick

Holberry hugs the post

Dakers looks on in amazement !!

Duncan Osbourne had a great chance to add to the Rolls tally in the 55th minute, but he fired well over from a superb Anthony Wallis right wing cross. Waters made a crucial save on 75, keeping out House by hacking the ball away with his legs after the Retford no. 9 found himself one-on-one with the Rolls keeper. The home team were given the chance to make the game safe when McDermott was tripped in the area. RICHARD HARRISON gave Holberry no chance from the spot, and with just five minutes left to play the game was effectively over. F-T 5-2 Admission £1.50 ( inc programme)

H/C 30-40 Very enjoyable game, but we would have been far happier without the camera screw up ..... Next up : Arnold T U19 v Teversal U19 on Monday, followed by Dunkirk v Oadby Town on Tuesday.

Saturday 9th October -- non league results

BSP Rushden & Diamonds1-0 Mansfield Town F.A. Cup 3rd Round Qualifying Matlock Town 0-3 Eastwood Town Radcliffe Olympic 3-3 Tipton Town Notts F.A. Senior Cup Basford Utd 0-1 Boots Athletic Calverton MW 4-2 Cotgrave Welfare Clifton 0-3 Newark Town F.C. Cavaliers 0-3 Blidworth Welfare Hucknall Rolls Leisure 5-2 Retford Town Kimberley MW 3-2 Bulwell Kimberley Town 1-2 Greenwood Meadows Ollerton Town 5-1 Bilborough Pelican ESP Hucknall Town 3-1 Nantwwich Town ES1S Carlton Town 4-0 Spalding United Rainworth MW 0-2 Belper Town Stamford AFC 2-2 Glapwell NCELP Arnold Town 2-1 Brighouse Dinninton Town 1-1 Long Eaton Utd NCEL1 Bottesford Town 3-1 Shirebrook Town Teversal 0-1 AFC Emley EMCL Blackwell MW 2-3 St. Andrews Borrowash Victoria 2-0 Barrow Town Gedling MW 1-0 Ibstock Utd Graham St Prims 0-1 Gedling Town Heanor Town 4-1 Hinckley FC Radford 0-4 Gresley FC CMLS Harworth CI 4-2 Kirkby Town Kinsley Boys 1-2 Southwell City Pinxton 3-1 Dronfield Town CMLP Bentley Colliery v AFC Hucknall Bulwell Town v Moorlands Railway South Normanton Athletic v Whatton Utd NSL Senior Div Attenborough v Wollaton Gedling Southbank v Forest Town Keyworth Utd v Notts Police Linby CW v Awsworth Villa

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Forest Town U19 3-0 FC Brimington U19

Thursday 7th October 2010 -- North Midlands U19 League Div 3 ( night off for this blogger so there is no detailed match report )

At this game without Kev, but spent the 90 minutes in the splendid company of Peter Craggs, Richard and Ricky Lane. Forest Town took the lead on 30, doubled their lead three minutes later and added a third on 56 to secure the points. Odd to see an Under 19 team with squad numbers and the players names on the back of their shirts ... but the Brimington lads did look smart, although it didn't make them play any better! Admission £2
Programme - well fought for by Mr. Lane Snr !!

H/C 20-30

Saturday 9th October -- non league

BSP Rushden & Diamonds v Mansfield Town F.A. Cup 3rd Round Qualifying Matlock Town v Eastwood Town Radcliffe Olympic v Tipton Town ( link to BBC TV East Midlands today article) Notts F.A. Senior Cup Basford Utd v Boots Athletic (2:30 pm) Calverton MW v Cotgrave Welfare Clifton v Newark Town (2:30 pm) F.C. Cavaliers v Blidworth Welfare (2:30 pm) Hucknall Rolls Leisure v Retford Town Kimberley MW v Bulwell (2:30 pm) Kimberley Town v Greenwood Meadows (2:30 pm) Ollerton Town v Bilborough Pelican ESP Hucknall Town v Nantwwich Town ES1S Carlton Town v Spalding United Rainworth MW v Belper Town Stamford AFC v Glapwell NCELP Arnold Town v Brighouse Dinninton Town v Long Eaton Utd NCEL1 Bottesford Town v Shirebrook Town Teversal v AFC Emley EMCL Blackwell MW v St. Andrews Borrowash Victoria v Barrow Town Gedling MW v Ibstock Utd Graham St Prims v Gedling Town Heanor Town v Hinckley FC Radford v Gresley FC CMLS Harworth CI v Kirkby Town Kinsley Boys v Southwell City Pinxton v Dronfield Town CMLP Bentley Colliery v AFC Hucknall Bulwell Town v Moorlands Railway South Normanton Athletic v Whatton Utd NSL Senior Div Attenborough v Wollaton Gedling Southbank v Forest Town Keyworth Utd v Notts Police Linby CW v Awsworth Villa

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Blidworth Welfare 6-1 Pinxton FC

Tuesday 5th October 2010 -- CML Supreme Division.

Totally unexpected scoreline, and both teams deserve the highest praise for how this game was played. This was a terrific advert for the Central Midlands League, and the watching Frank Harwood and Rob Hornby must have been delighted at the standard of football on display at the Welfare Ground.

Referee Harry Hawkins and his Assistants also had a very good game, and although Pinxton suffered a heavy defeat, they played their part and actually took the lead, before Blidworth's clinical finishing made the score slightly unrealistic.

Blidworth striker Dave Bramwell asked me to mention his mazy run into the box, but even though I can't remember it, the big man gave us a fiver towards the APTCOO fund after the game, so if he says he made a terrific run into the box, I'll believe him! Big thanks to Dave -- and what made the gesture even better was the fact that he had been booked in the second half, another tenner gone!

Tuesday 5th October - non-league results

BSP Mansfield Town 2-5 AFC Wimbledon F.A. Trophy Replay Sheffield FC 3-1 Rainworth MW F.A. Vase Replay Arnold Town 1-3 Holbrook Sports Notts F.A. Senior Cup Radford FC 1-3 Wollaton FC ESP Frickley Athletic 1-0 Hucknall Town ES1S Leek Town 2-1 Carlton Town EMCL Ibstock United 1-2 Greenwood Meadows Radcliffe Olympic 2-1 St. Andrews CMLS Blidworth Welfare 6-1 Pinxton FC Newark Town 4-2 Sutton Town AFC Ollerton Town 5-1 Clipstone Welfare

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Heanor Town 6-2 Clipstone Welfare

Saturday 2nd October -- F.A. Vase 1st Round Proper.

Heanor Town (EMCL step 6) were 4-0 up at the break, but after their no. 5 Danny Cox was dismissed for "denying a goal-scoring opportunity", Clipstone (CMLS spep 7) fought back to 4-2, before their cavalier, go for it attitude cost them another couple of goals late in the game. Fair play to Welfare they never gave up and were still knocking the ball about well when the Ref called an end to proceedings.


Teams: Heanor: Frost, Whitehead, Hodgson, Cancellara, Cox, Kay, Webster (c), Grayson, Benger, Hardy, Wells. Subs - Williams, Stevenson, Norris, Askham, Peel.

Clipstone: Riley, Green, Bunce, Curley, Short G, Tighe, Giles (c), Townroe, Short D, Mulligan, Mills. Subs - Wilson, Hardwick

Clipstone won a corner in the first minute, but from then on, the first half was all Heanor. Richard Giles tripped Gary Webster on 4, and when Graham Wells fired the ball into the area, Ashley Grayson only just failed to connect with a header. The home team were only denied for a further three minutes though, GARY WEBSTER crashing a superb volley from the corner of the box goalwards, and despite a valiant effort by keeper Jordan Riley, the shot had too much pace and ended up in the back of the net.

In the 14th minute, Jason Hardy saw his effort hit the bar, but the home team doubled their lead on 20 after WEBSTER pounced on a great through ball to lash past Riley from 18 yards. Nathan Benger then rattled the Clippo bar with a sweetly struck free-kick, and soon after Hardy hit the post with an overhead effort as the Lions turned the screw.

Webster wheels away after rifling home the second Heanor goal

Benger smacks a free-kick against the bar!!

On the half-hour mark, Lance Mulligan brought out a good save from home keeper Mark Frost, but as the ball was cleared up the field, it was played into the Clippo area where ASHLEY GRAYSON found space some 12 yards from goal, and somehow managed to loop a header over Riley. As we were queing for a half-time brew, JASON HARDY carried the ball into the box from the right and hammered a great shot home, with keeper Riley well beaten. H-T 4-0

Cuppa was very nice, and although it was served in the type small styrofoam cups, it was only ten bob, so no complaints.

The second half was only 10 minutes old when Heanor defender Danny Cox was dismissed after tripping Louis Green, denying the Clippo fullback a goalscoring opportunity. Danny Tighe saw his free-kick well saved by Frost, but the loose ball was gleefully smashed home by RICHARD GILES.

Giles nips in at the far post to score for Welfare

Benger hit the bar on the hour mark, but Clipstone were looking the more dangerous - they had pushed three forward, Lee Wilson joining Mulligan and Dean Short up top. The visitors pulled another goal back on 70, another Tighe free-kick well met by DEAN SHORT - his flicked back header beating Frost all ends up. Frost was forced into a diving save from Short soon after, but Heanor were not finished and put the outcome of the game beyond doubt when LEE ASKHAM hammered home from a free-kick fired in from the right.

Then came the goal of the game - Askham raced down the left after receiving the ball 40 yards from goal and then played a superb ball into Tom Norris in the box. Norris steadied himself before sliding an inch perfect pass to NATHAN BENGER who calmly slotted home from 6 yards out. Wonderful goal - if only my writing could do justice to this stunning effort!!!! F-T 6-2


Heanor keeper Mark Frost - Kev asked him why he had been booked in the first half --- apparently after a Clipstone attack had broken down, Frost had meant to boot the loose ball into the back of his net - and accidentally smashed it over the bar!!! The Ref booked him for time-wasting! You got a tenner for the fine, Frosty?
Admission £5
Programme £1
Tea £0.50 very nice brew
Coffee £0.60 excellent - nice and strong......
Attendance 124
Tuesday -- Blidworth W v Pinxton...with 18 year-old Referee Harry Hawkins in the middle.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Saturday 2nd October 2010 -- results

BSP Gateshead 1-1 Mansfield Town BSN Gainsborough Trinity 1-3 Eastwood Town ESP Hucknall Town 3-2 North Ferriby United F.A. Trophy Preliminary Round Belper Town 0-1 Harrogare Railway Athletic Glapwell 3-0 Spalding United Grantham Town 0-2 Carlton Town Rainworth MW 1-1 Sheffield FC F.A. Vase 1st Round Proper Dunkirk 2-0 Blidworth Welfare Forest Town 3-1 Greenwood Meadows ( 1pm) Gedling Town 2-1 Glossop North End Heanor Town 6-2 Clipstone Welfare Holbrook Sports 4-4 Arnold Town NCELP Long Eaton United 0-1 AFC Farsley NCEL1 Appleby Frodingham 1-2 Teversal Shirebrook Town 3-0 Brodworth MW EMCL Borrowash Victoria 2-1 Bardon Hill Gedling MW 4-1 Hinckley FC Ibstock United A-A Radford FC Radcliffe Olympic 4-0 Graham Street Prims CML Cup Kiveton Park 3-5 South Normanton Athletic CMLS Harworth CI 0-2 Ollerton Town Kinsley Boys 6-0 Kimberley Town Kirkby Town 4-3 Newark Town Nettleham 2-1 Calverton MW Parkhouse 2-3 Pinxton Southwell City 2-1 Dronfield Town Sutton Town AFC 2-3 Westella & Willerby NSL Basford United P-P Cotgrave Welfare Clifton FC 3-0 Kimberley MW F.C. Cavaliers P-P Boots Athletic Wollaton 3-0 Bilborough Pelican Just for interest Notts FA Junior Cup Cranmer Arms 1-21 Calverton Miners Welfare Academy [ Round 1 ]