Sunday 1st May 2011 -- Notts Sunday League Premier Premier
No admission, no programmes, no Kev, no pics!!
Spent most of the game in the company of Mr. Eddie Pidduck, who was assessing Referee Mark Larvin's performance. I have never watched an assessor in action before, and when Eddie explained what he was looking for in Mark's game - the details / minutiae that have to be noted - it's a real eye-opener.
Eddie also mentioned that he was involved in an incident earlier in the season that saw a player suspended until December 2011. The player in question was actually at this game - Kev and I have seen him play many times - a cracking player who apparently lost his head and is now paying the penalty.
The game was, in all honesty, very poor. Trenside were 2nd in the table before kick off, and needed to win to keep up their challenge on Clumber. RRLV sit next to bottom, but it was not easy to see which team were the high flyers and which the strugglers.
Trenside had enough chances, but some woeful finishing saw us enter the 40th minute all square. Then the visitors no. 11 ( RORY FRANCIS?) fired home from the edge of the box, and we thought the the flood gates were about to open. That didn't happen. The half ended 0-1, and within 5 minutes of the restart, the home team were level - their no. 7 "Damo" netting after being played in from midfield. The same player gave Villa the lead on 55, lobbing the keeper from 15 yards out. Trentside tried their hardest to get the equaliser, but frantic defending and some good keeping meant that the game ended 2-1
Monday -- Kirkby Town v Dronfield Town