Thursday, 19 October 2017

Saturday 21st October - local teams in action

F.A. VASE 1st ROUND
Bardon Hill v Quorn FC
Eastwood CFC v Dunkirk FC
F.C. Bolsover v Deeping Rangers
Haughmond FC v Worksop Town
Holbeach Utd v South Normanton Athletic
Pinxton FC v Heather St. Johns
Racing Club Warwick v Clipstone FC
Stafford Town v Kimberley MW
Stourport Swifts v Shirebrook Town
Wolverhampton SC v Staveley MW
Worcester City v Sherwood Colliery

NL NORTH
Tamworth FC v Alfreton Town

NP PREMIER
Coalville Town v Buxton FC
Farsley Celtic v Mickleover Sports
Matlock Town v Stafford Rangers

NP DIV 1 SOUTH
Basford Utd v Bedworth Utd
Belper Town v Alvechurch FC
Carlton Town v Market Drayton Town
Kidsgrove Athletic v Loughborough Dynamo

NCEL PREMIER
Athersley Recreation v Rainworth MW
Barton Town v AFC Mansfield

NCEL DIV 1
Campion FC v Retford Utd
Eccleshill Utd v Ollerton Town

MFL PREMIER
Shepshed Dynamo v Bromsgrove Sporting

MFL DIV 1
Littleton FC v Ilkeston Town

EMCL
Arnold Town v Holwell Sports
Barrow Town v West Bridgford
Borrowash Victoria v Birstall Utd
Clifton AW v Anstey Nomads
Gedling MW v Radford FC
Radcliffe Olympic v Ashby Ivanhoe
Selston FC v Belper Utd

CMFL NORTH
Phoenix FC v Newark Town

CMFL SOUTH
Aslockton & Orston v Matlock Town Res

CMFL CUP
AFC Kilburn v Harworth Colliery
Blidworth Welfare v Teversal Res
Collingham FC v Welbeck Lions
Dinnington Town v Holbrook St. Michaels
Linby CW v Brodsworth Welfare (k.o. 1:00pm)
Lincoln Moorlands Railway v Keyworth Utd
Mickleover RBL v Dronfield Town Res (2:00pm)
South Normanton FC v Retford FC

NSL PREMIER
Attenborough FC v AFC Dunkirk (k.o. 2:00pm)
Bilborough Town v Newark Flowserve
Calverton MW v Cotgrave FC
F.C. Cavaliers v Southwell City
Ruddington Village v Bingham Town (k.o. 2:00pm)
Sandiacre Town v Basford Utd CFC
Underwood Villa v Awsworth Villa (k.o. 2:00pm)
Wollaton FC v Gedling SB (k.o. 2:00pm)

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Midweek - local teams in action w/c 16th October

Monday 16th

NP LEAGUE CUP
Belper Town 5-5 Basford Utd (Basford win 4-5 on penalties)

NM DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE U19 SOUTH
Notts County Pathway Acad 4-3 Sandiacre Town

U15 SUPER FLOODLIT CUP
Nottm Forest 3-0 Manchester Utd


Tuesday 17th

NP LEAGUE CUP
Mickleover Sports 3-1 Loughborough Dynamo

NCEL PREMIER
Barton Town 2-3 Worksop Town

NCEL DIV 1
Hallam FC 3-0 Ollerton Town

LEICS WESTERBY CUP
Leicester Road 4-3 Quorn AFC
Shepshed Dynamo 4-0 St. Andrews

EMCL
Arnold Town 1-4 West Bridgford
Ashby Ivnahoe 1-2 Belper Utd
Birstall Utd 1-1 Clifton AW
Blaby & Whetstone Ath 5-1 Radcliffe Olympic

NM DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE U21 SOUTH
Sandiacre Town 2-1 Clipstone FC


Wednesday 18th

SCL YOUTH ALLIANCE
Alfreton Town Acad 2-1 Notts County Pathway Acad
Draper Norton Acad 7-0 Kettering Town Acad
PSUSA Acad (ten) 10-0 Grantham Town Acad

NP LEAGUE CUP
Carlton Town 1-1 Matlock Town (Matlock win 1-4 on penalties)

NCEL CUP
F.C. Bolsover 0-1 Knaresborough Town

NCEL PREMIER
Harrogate Railway Athletic 0-4 AFC Mansfield

NCEL DIV 1
Dronfield Town 1-2 Shirebrook Town

MFL CUP
South Normanton Ath 7-0 Coventry Alvis

CMFL DIV 1
Eastwood CFC Res 2-0 Linby CW Res
Heanor Town Res 0-2 Mickleover RBL Res

NM DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE U19 SOUTH
Mansfield Town 2-2 Southwell City


Thursday 19th

F.A. YOUTH CUP
* Dunkirk FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds (ko 7:45pm)

NM DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE U21 NORTH
Hallam FC v Staveley MW
Harworth Colliery v Handsworth Parramore

NM DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE U19 NORTH
Retford Utd v Gainsborough Trinity


Friday 20th

NSL PREMIER
* Kimberley MW AFC v Magdala Amateurs

NM DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE U21 SOUTH
FBT Int Academy v Heanor Town (7:45pm @ Coronation Park, Eastwood)

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Selston v Clifton AW. Not our best day!

Selston FC 0-A-0 Clifton AW

League: East Midlands Counties 
Venue : The Parish
Admission: £4.00/ £2.00

Teams: 
Selston – Ball, Farnsworth, Jones, Marriott, Davis, Waldram, Gregory, B. Moore, Layton, Airy, C. Moore. Subs: Cooke, Hackett, Hempshall, Widdowson, Renshaw

Clifton AW – Harvey, Smith, Hardie, Reid, Miles, O’Rafferty, Brown, Anderson, Shannon-Lewis, Large, Seymour. Subs: Walton, Kennerdale.


We were looking forward to this game, as we’ve not been to the Parish for a while. As it transpired my decision to select this particular game was proven to be something of a disastrous error!

Could have done Eastwood (8-1), Pinxton (9-1) – we actually ended up with an abandoned game at Selston, and despite catching all of the second half at Hucknall Town, their three goals against Teversal Res were all scored in the first half!

We received our usual warm welcome from everyone at the Parish, and made our way to the far side of the pitch. Took a look at the Clifton line-up and it looked to be very good starting eleven – many of their players are well known in the Nottinghamshire game, and knowing the Selston players as well as we do, thought the game would be competitive. How right we were! Both teams created chances as the half progressed, but some of the Selston players were becoming frustrated at how easily their opposition players were “falling” over. The Referee, Will Murray, his assistants, Miles McKinlay and Corey Simpson were all unsure whether some of the actions were simulation or genuine fouls.  On one occasion this lead to an on-pitch meeting between the officials – something I’ve not seen too often, if ever at all. Very young officials – not sure how experienced they are, but there was an “observer” present and his report should be an interesting read – not that they get published, of course! 

After the officials conflab, the game continued for a few minutes, but then Clifton’s Goran Seymour saw a straight red – no idea why – I wasn’t paying attention! Seymour should have walked to the dressing rooms but instead made his way to the Clifton dugout. The game restarted, but then there was an uncalled for reaction to a Selston challenge in mid-field - and from this innocuous tackle it all went tits-up! Seymour by this time had begun his walk of shame to the dressing rooms, but had a “chat” to some of the Selston faithful on the way! 

After the challenge, everyone began shoving and pushing each other and gobbing off! It really reminded me a bit of my schooldays, hours spent watching the “daft lads”(sorry, Kev) in the playground chase each other and calling each other names! Trouble is that these were allegedly “grown men”, and should have known better. Ok, I know any form of abuse isn’t acceptable in these PC days, but it has become, unfortunately, an integral part of the game, so laugh it off and get on with the game – win the game and then laugh again! That hurts more. 


Believe me, I have no idea and no real interest in what anyone said to anyone else, except one Clifton player calling Selston committee member Adam Gregory a “fat b*****d” on several occasions!

Anyway – the Referee called his assistants back onto the field for another conflab, and after sending off Clifton’s sub Nikki Kennerdale and Theo Smith along with Selston’s Perry Marriott, he decided he wasn’t able to deal with the players’ indiscipline and duly abandoned the game. Marriott was amazed that the officials had selected him out of all the Selston players, to receive a red. All he did was pull Sean Gregory out of the scrum in the centre-circle. That red will need to be rescinded! 

Had a quick chat to Clifton manager James “Tosh” Turner as we walked towards the exit – not about the game – we were in agreement that it was about time “ontheroad” paid another visit to the Norman Archer memorial ground – not been for a while!

Before I get comments and questions, please note that I am not taking sides, or blaming anyone in particular for what we saw at this game., Kev and I are both football people and our love of the game is well known throughout our circle of friends, and we have good friends involved with both today's teams. I can't wait for the rematch - midweek under the new Selston lights please - one to look forward to!!

Anyway – a quick fly through Annesley and a quick park up at the Watnall Road home of Hucknall Town saw us get there just in time for the start of the second half. The Yellows were 3-0 up before the break – and as the game ended 3-0,  it meant that all in all we didn’t see a single bloody goal! Still,  we are allowing the three goals to count towards the Think Children charity fund – along with a quid for the 0-A-0 !  

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Saturday 14th October - local teams in action


The information listed is gathered from the relevant league websites -  n.b. kick off times are varied this weekend - it may pay to double check before setting off to your game.......

F.A. CUP 4TH QR
Buxton FC 1-2 Gateshead FC

NP PREMIER
Marine FC 1-2 Matlock Town
Mickleover Sports 1-1 Rushall Olympic

NP DIV 1 SOUTH
Corby Town 2-1 Carlton Town
Leek Town 0-1 Basford Utd
Loughborough Dynamo 2-2 Frickley Athletic
Market Drayton Town 1-1 Belper Town

NCEL PREMIER
Clipstone FC 1-3 AFC Mansfield
Rainworth MW 2-1 Hemsworth MW
Staveley MW 1-0 Parkgate FC

NCEL DIV 1
F.C. Bolsover 1-0 Retford Utd
Ollerton Town 3-3 Yorkshire Amateur
Worsborough Bridge Athletic 0-3 Shirebrook Town

MFL PREMIER
Heanor Town 0-1 Bromsgrove Sporting
Highgate Utd 2-2 Shepshed Dynamo
Long Eaton Utd 2-0 Haughmond FC
Sporting Khalsa 4-0 Loughborough University
Worcester City 1-1 South Normanton Athletic

MFL DIV 1
Ilkeston Town 4-2 Chelmsley Town

EMCL
Anstey Nomads 5-1 Kimberley MW
Aylestone Park 1-3 Borrowash Victoria
Belper Utd 3-0 Barrow Town
Birstall Utd 3-2 Radford FC
Dunkirk FC 2-5 Gedling MW
Radcliffe Olympic 1-1 Graham St Prims
Selston FC 0-A-0 Clifton AW
Teversal FC 1-0 Arnold Town
West Bridgford 1-2 Blaby & Whetstone Athletic

CMFL NORTH
Clay Cross Town 3-0 Phoenix FC
Lincoln Moorlands Railway 2-2 Staveley MW Res
Retford FC 2-2 AFC Bentley
Welbeck Lions 0-3 Thorne Colliery

CMFL SOUTH
Aslockton & Orston 2-3 Linby CW
Eastwood CFC 8-1 Hilton Harriers
Hucknall Town 3-0 Teversal Res
Keyworth Utd 2-7 Swanwick PR
Pinxton FC 9-1 AFC Kilburn
Sherwood Colliery 1-1 Blidworth Welfare
South Normanton 1-2 Holbrook Sports

SHEFF & HALLAM F.A. SENIOR CUP
Swinton Athletic 5-0 Harworth Colliery

DERBYS F.A. SENIOR CUP
Chapel Town 1-3 Matlock Town Res (aet)

NSL PREMIER
Attenborough FC 2-6 Bilborough Town
Awsworth Villa 2-1 Magdala Amateurs
Cotgrave FC 0-4 AFC Dunkirk
Sandiacre Town 3-0 Gedling SB

NSL CUP
Beeston Rylands 2-2 Kimberley MW AFC (0-2 pens)
Bilborough Utd 1-5 Bingham Town
Calverton MW 0-1 Ashland Rovers
F.C. Cavaliers 0-1 Newark Flowserve
Kirton BW 0-1 Basford Utd CFC
Ruddington Village 2-4 Underwood Villa
Wollaton FC 3-2 Southwell City

Monday, 9 October 2017

Eastwood Ladies CFC v Coventry Sphinx LFC

SSE WOMEN’S F.A. CUP 3RD ROUND QUALIFYING

Sunday 8th September k.o. 2:00pm

Venue: Coronation Park, Chewton Street, Eastwood.

Admission : FOC



Sunday afternoon football at my “spiritual” home – why not? Eastwood had reached this stage of the competition with victories over local teams, Arnold Town and Rise Park, earning the club £800.00 in prize money. Coventry Sphinx ply their trade in West Midlands Regional Football League Div 1, so in effect play one step lower than the Lady Badgers. 


Club status can amount to nothing in cup games, and Eastwood had to deal with early pressure from their visitors before they took the lead in the 8th minute when Paige Singleton curled the ball into the far corner from just inside the box. The lead lasted barely three minutes though, Faye Birch hitting a terrific shot form 30 yards that Eastwood keeper Vanessa Kinnerley could only watch in despair as it flew past her.

Bonnie Mountford gave Coventry the lead on 19, volleying home at the near post. Eastwood went further behind on 31 – this time a long ball from their keeper was collected by Mountford who ran into the area before slotting the ball under Kinnerley. The home team did manage to reduce the deficit in the 2nd minute of added time, Chantelle Robinson firing home. H-T 2-3

Sphinx tried the long ball to Mountford tactic a few times early in the second half, but Eastwood had by now sussed this out and were looking the more likely to score the next goal. Their equalising goal came on 56 after a mad scramble at the near post was eventually hacked over the line by an Eastwood player. 

On 77, Robinson curled a neat effort from the corner of the box into the far corner of the net to put Eastwood back in front, then 10 minutes later it was game over when a neat passing move ended with Amy Townsend firing the ball across the goal to where Holly Brindley was waiting to side-foot home. F-T 5-3

So, a further £500.00 added to the kitty – and a 1st round proper tie to look forward to on or around 12th November! Link to the F.A. website


Saturday, 7 October 2017

Midweek - local teams in action w/c 9th October

Monday 9th

NP PREMIER
Shaw Lane 2-0 Buxton FC

NP DIV 1 SOUTH
Basford Utd 1-1 Gresley FC


Tuesday 10th

NP PREMIER
Stafford Rangers 1-1 Mickleover Sports

NP DIV 1 SOUTH
Peterborough Sports 1-4 Carlton Town

MFL CUP
Heanor Town 7-0 Nuneaton Griff

NCEL PREMIER
Hall Road Rangers 2-1 Staveley MW

EMCL CUP
Aylestone Park 2-2 Stapenhill FC (3-5 pens)
Barrow Town 0-2 Dunkirk FC
Blaby & Whetstone Ath 2-1 Belper Utd
Gedling MW 3-0 Kimberley MW

DERBYS F.A. SENIOR CUP
Ilkeston Town 5-1 Mickleover RBL

NMDL U21 SOUTH
Sandiacre Town 3-3 Belper Town


Wednesday 11th

SCL EAST MIDS DIVISION
Draper Norton Acad 0-5 Notts County Pathway Acad
Kettering Town 2-6 PSUSA Acad
Grantham Town 4-2 Alfreton Town

Nottm Forest Ladies P-P Stoke City Ladies

SHEFFIELD & HALLAM F.A. SENIOR CUP
Worksop Town 2-3 Stocksbridge PS (aet)

NOTTS F.A. SENIOR CUP
Ollerton Town 3-1 Arnold Town

EMCL CUP
Graham St Prims 2-6 Clifton AW
Radcliffe Olympic 1-2 Borrowash Victoria

CMFL DIV 1 CUP
Hucknall Town Res 8-1 Cromford FC

NMDL U21 NORTH
Sheffield Utd 2-2 Staveley MW

NMDL U21 SOUTH
Heanor Town 3-2 Eastwood CFC

NMDL U19 NORTH
Espial FC 1-3 Retford Utd

NMDL U19 SOUTH
Mansfield Town 2-0 Notts County Pathway Acad


Thursday 12th

NMDL U19 NORTH
Alfreton Town U19 1-3 Sheffield Utd
Worksop Town 4-2 Swallownest MW


Friday 13th

CMFL NORTH
Collingham FC 5-1 Newark Town

NSL DIV 1
Netherfield Albion 4-1 Awsworth Villa Res

NMDL U21 NORTH
Sheffield FC 4-2 Harworth Colliery

NMDL U21 SOUTH
FBT International Acad 8-0 Clipstone FC

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Saturday 7th October - local teams in action

EYL YOUTH ALLIANCE CUP
Mansfield Town 5-2 Shrewsbury Town













NL NORTH
Alfreton Town 0-2 Chorley FC

NP PREMIER
Buxton FC 2-1 Marine FC
Mickleover Sports 2-5 Ashton Utd
Stalybridge Celtic 4-1 Matlock Town

F.A. TROPHY
Basford Utd 3-0 Peterborough Sports
Belper Town 1-2 Alvechurch FC
Stamford AFC 3-0 Loughborough Dynamo

NCEL PREMIER
AFC Mansfield 4-0 Albion Sports
Hall Road Rangers 3-2 Clipstone FC
Rainworth MW 1-1 Worksop Town
Thackley FC 0-1 Staveley MW

NCEL DIV 1
Glasshoughton Welfare 2-2 Ollerton Town
Knaresborough Town 4-0 F.C. Bolsover
Retford Utd 1-0 Rossington Main
Shirebrook Town 2-1 Grimsby Borough

MFL PREMIER
Bromsgrove Sporting 2-0 Long Eaton Utd
Coventry Sphinx 2-1 South Normanton Athletic
Heanor Town 3-2 Highgate Utd
Loughborough University 5-1 Rocester FC
Shepshed Dynamo 1-1 Haughmond FC

MFL DIV 1
Studley FC 3-1 Ilkeston Town

EMCL
Arnold Town 1-2 Anstey Nomads
Ashby Ivanhoe 0-1 Radcliffe Olympic
Holbrook Sports 1-2 Gedling MW
Kimberley MW 1-1 Blaby & Whetstone Athletic
Teversal FC 3-1 Barrow Town

CMFL NORTH
Collingham FC 0-1 Harworth Colliery
Staveley MW Res 5-1 Phoenix FC

CMFL SOUTH
AFC Kilburn 1-2 Mickleover RBL
Hilton Harriers 2-2 Matlock Town
Swanwick PR 1-5 Hucknall Town

NSL PREMIER
Sandiacre Town 1-5 Underwood Villa

DERBYS F.A. SENIOR CUP
Belper Utd 3-3 Pinxton FC (3-4 pens)
Graham St Prims 2-3 Clay Cross Town
Holbrook St. Michaels 1-5 Borrowash Victoria
South Normanton FC 2-2 Tideswell Utd (2-4pens)
Stapenhill FC 2-0 Ashbourne FC

NOTTS F.A. SENIOR CUP
Awsworth Villa 9-1 Newark Town
Bilborough Town 2-1 Keyworth Utd
Blidworth Welfare 0-4 Eastwood CFC
Clifton AW 6-0 Ruddington Village
Cotgrave FC 0-2 Radford FC
Newark Flowserve 0-1 Dunkirk FC
Retford FC 1-2 Wollaton FC
Selston FC 5-1 Linby CW

NOTTS F.A. INTERMEDIATE CUP
Ashland Rovers 5-4 Teversal Res (aet)
Aslockton & Orston 5-1 AFC Bridgford
Bestwood MW 5-3 F.C. Cavaliers (aet)
Bingham Town 2-1 Ruddington Village Res
Calverton MW 2-0 AFC Dunkirk
Eastwood CFC Res 1-2 Kirton BW
Hucknall Town Res 5-4 Mansfield Hosiery Mills
Linby CW Res 0-2 Awsworth Villa Res
Magdala Amateurs 0-2 Kimberley MW AFC
Real Community 2-1 Basford Utd CFC
Southwell City Res 1-4 Attenborough FC
Welbeck Lions 4-1 Wollaton FC Res