Radcliffe Olympic 3-3 South Normanton Athletic

A league game, on the 24th May. Put it this way. It is 3 weeks since the rest of the EMCL completed their campaign. The original game was abandoned after 83 minutes after a horrific injury – surely that result should have stood rather than having to replay the fixture – it was interesting that…

Non-league Finals Day

Wembley Stadium. What an amazing venue. Safe to say, on my first visit, I didn’t know quite what to expect. Chris had sourced us two complimentary tickets from the CMFL, so after leaving at 7am with Luke and Lee from Heanor Town FC, picking Chris and Craig up on the way… I felt more excited…

Friday Football Fun!

Off to my third cup final in five days. All EFL grounds. I won’t say anything about crowds… but Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium felt a little more cosy for the crowd that turned up. I travelled up with Chris Berezai, a good friend who is also the fixtures secretary for the CMFL. Chris, and a few…

NCEFL Cup Final – Penistone Church FC 4-1 Bridlington Town AFC

Bramall Lane, home of Sheffield United FC – capacity 32,702 – attendance this evening….. a whopping 485! I know I mentioned it on Monday, but I really don’t get why leagues choose to play their cup final at a ground that on the night had 32,217 empty seats?! It must appeal to sponsors or something,…

Alvechurch at the double!

It’s something I’m not a fan of in football. It’s obviously one of many things I’m not a fan of in football. When a league choose to use a ground that isn’t a member club for a cup final… like this one. The Bescot Stadium holds just over of 11,000 people. The 628 packed in to…

Belper Town U21 win the title!

At this point in the season, you can’t choose from a vast array of games. You get the same as my Mum used to serve up at the dinner table, “You get what you’re given and have to like it!”. Well, looking at my athletic figure, you can tell I liked what I was given…

Is it youth team tonight?

Thursday 4th May Notts Senior League Premier Division Sandiacre Town FC 0-1 Underwood Villa FC   This is going to be a short one. Thursday night football is rare, very rare indeed. Probably as rare as a dodo bird flying past…. or me having salad voluntarily. I teach a young peoples brass band on a…

Bentley grab point at Collingham

CMFL North Division Wednesday 3rd May 2017 Collingham FC 2-2 AFC Bentley   With it being ‘silly season’ with clubs playing their final games, catching up on their postponed fixtures due to cup runs and the poor weather, there is usually at least one game a night to be viewed. With the CMFL North side Collingham…

Belper Nursing Cup Final

A typical bank holiday Monday game. End of season and ‘nothing to play for’ I actually hate that phrase. This competition has eight teams involved, all invited to participate, and with the low number of participants it means all have something to play for. It was good to see the usual suspects, Macca, Malc and Chris….

It’s been a while!

It’s a very good place to start, so somebody said once. Somehow I’ve got to 27 years of age. Somehow I’ve blagged my way in to a half decent job, I’ve got a beautiful wife, a Labrador cross Alsatian puppy and an unmeasurable love for football. I much prefer the non-league stuff over the over…